You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head,
but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.
~ Chinese Proverb ~
Those having torches will pass them on to others.
~ Plato ~
You have your brush, you have your colors,
and you paint paradise, then in you go.
~ Nikos Kazantzakis ~
Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
~ Oliver Goldsmith ~
The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
~ Helen Keller ~
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved —
loved for ourselves, or rather, in spite of ourselves.
~ Victor Hugo ~
Our critical day is not the very day of our death;
but the whole course of our life.
~ John Donne ~
A man’s true wealth is the good he does in this world.
~ Islam: Hadith of Muslim ~
To be what we are, and to become
what we are capable of becoming,
is the only end of life.
~ R.L. Stevenson ~
More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.
~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson ~
We must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal we seek,
but it is a means by which we arrive at that goal…
We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means.
~ Martin Luther King Jr. ~
Pride is concerned with who is right.
Humility is concerned with what is right.
~ Ezra Taft Benson ~
The great thing in this world
is not so much where we are,
but in what direction we are moving.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes ~
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts,
then there is no hurt, but only more love.
~ St. Teresa of Calcutta ~
We must not only give what we have;
we must also give what we are.
~ Desire-Joseph Mercier ~
This is courage: to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends.
~ Euripedes ~
Faith is the strength
by which a shattered world
shall emerge into the light.
~ Helen Keller ~
If the sight of blue skies fills you with joy,
if the simple things of nature
have a message that you understand,
rejoice, for your soul is alive.
~ Eleonora Duse ~
Integrity is one of several paths.
It distinguishes itself from the others
because it is the right path…
and the only one upon which
you will never get lost.
~ M.H. McKee ~
Learn and obey the rules very well,
so you will know how to break them properly.
~ His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama ~