Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is
to school an intelligence and make it a soul?
~ John Keats ~
For those who are willing to make an effort,
great miracles and wonderful treasures are in store.
~ Issac Bashevis Singer ~
Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.
~ Alice Walker ~
Don’t believe the world owes you a living;
the world owes you nothing —
it was here first.
~ Robert Jones Burdette ~
Now is no time to think of what you do not have.
Think of what you can do with what there is.
~ Ernest Hemingway ~
People are like stained glass windows:
they sparkle and shine when the sun’s out,
but when the darkness sets in,
their true beauty is revealed
only if there is light within.
~ Elizabeth Kubler-Ross ~
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make, the better.
What if they are a little coarse,
and you may get your coat soiled and torn?
What if you do fail,
and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice?
Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~
Drag your thoughts away from your troubles…
by the ears, by the heels,
or any other way you can manage it.
~ Mark Twain ~
The first step towards getting somewhere
is to decide that you are not going
to stay where you are.
~ J.P. Morgan ~
Have courage for the great sorrows of life
and patience for the small ones;
and when you have laboriously accomplished
your daily task, go to sleep in peace.
God is awake.
~ Victor Hugo ~
Learn to see, and then you’ll know
that there is no end to the new worlds
for our vision.
~ Carlos Castaneda ~
The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved;
it is a reality to be experienced.
~ J.J. van der Leeuw ~
There is no enlightenment
outside of daily life.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~
May you experience each day
as a sacred gift woven around
the heart of wonder.
~ John O’Donohue ~
Always remember to forget
The troubles that passed away.
But never forget to remember
The blessings that come each day.
~ Irish Blessing ~
Beauty and grace are performed
whether or not we will sense them.
The least we can do is try to be there.
~ Annie Dillard ~
In loving and appreciating our neighbor,
we’re participating in something truly sacred.
~ Fred Rogers ~
Until we extend the circle of compassion
to all living things,
we will not ourselves find peace.
~ Albert Schweitzer ~
The more light you allow within you,
the brighter the world you live in will be.
~ Shakti Gawain ~
A bird is safe in its nest —
but that is not what
its wings are made for.
~ Amit Ray ~