What the caterpillar calls the end of the world,
the master calls a butterfly.
~ Richard Bach ~
All that is essential for the triumph of evil
is that good men do nothing.
~ Edmund Burke ~
Success is to be measured
not so much by the position that one has reached in life
as by the obstacles which he has overcome
while trying to succeed.
~ Booker T. Washington ~
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
~ George Eliot ~
If you have built castles in the air
your work need not be lost;
that is where they should be.
Now put foundations under them.
~ Henry David Thoreau ~
Your greatness is measured by your kindness;
your education and intellect by your modesty;
your ignorance is betrayed
by your suspicions and prejudices,
and your real caliber is measured
by the consideration and tolerance
you have for others.
~ William Boetcker ~
In the face of suffering,
one has no right to turn away, not to see.
In the face of injustice,
one may not look the other way.
When someone suffers and it is not you,
he comes first.
His very suffering gives him priority.
~ Eli Wiesel ~
For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~
Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life.
~ Isaac Bashevis Singer ~
You don’t live in a world all your own.
Your brothers are here, too.
~ Albert Schweitzer ~
What is the proper limit for wealth?
It is, first, to have what is necessary;
and, second, to have what is enough.
~ Marcus Annaeus Seneca ~
Look for silver linings.
Our real blessings often appear to us
in the shape of pains,
losses and disappointments.
~ Joseph Addison ~
In hatred as in love, we grow like the thing we brood upon.
What we loathe, we graft into our very soul.
~ Mary Renault ~
One does not have to stand against the gale.
One yields and becomes part of the wind.
~ Emmanuel ~
Always fall in with what you’re asked to accept…
My aim in life has always been
to hold my own with whatever’s going.
Not against: with.
~ Robert Frost ~
Enjoy the little things,
for one day you may look back
and realize they were the big things.
~ Robert Brault ~
It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.
~ Amelia Barr ~
There is no other solution to man’s progress
but the day’s honest work,
the day’s honest decisions,
the day’s generous utterances,
and the day’s good deed.
~ Clare Boothe Luce ~
Do all the good that you can
In all the ways that you can
By all the means that you can
To all the people that you can
In all the places that you can
For as long as ever you can.
~ Prayer by Central American Indigenous Peoples ~
One thing at a time,
all things in succession.
That which grows slowly endures.
~ J.G. Hubbard ~