What the caterpillar calls the end of life,
the master calls a butterfly.
~ Richard Bach ~
We do not see things as they are.
We see them as we are.
~ The Talmud ~
The world is my country,
all mankind are my brethren,
and to do good is my religion.
~ Thomas Paine ~
As long as there is one upright man,
as long as there is one compassionate woman,
the contagion may spread
and the scene is not desolate.
Hope is the one thing left to us
in a bad time.
~ E.B. White ~
If wrinkles must be written upon our brows,
let them not be written upon the heart.
The spirit should not grow old.
~ James A. Garfield ~
For of all sad words of tongues or pen
the saddest are these: It might have been.
~ John Greenleaf Whittier ~
Diseases can be our spiritual flat tires —
disruptions in our lives that seem
to be disasters at the time but end
by redirecting our lives
in a meaningful way.
~ Bernie S. Siegel, MD ~
At the heart of a cyclone tearing the sky
is a place of central calm.
~ Edwin Markham ~
The longest journey is the journey inward.
~ Dag Hammarskjold ~
Every man’s work, whether it be literature, or music,
or pictures, or architecture, or anything else,
is always a portrait of himself.
~ Samuel Butler ~
The destiny of man is in his own soul.
~ Herodotus ~
…Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight…
~ Francis Scott Key ~
You can make more friends in two months
by becoming more interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get people interested in you.
~ Dale Carnegie ~
You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
~ Kahlil Gibran ~
There is no happiness
in having or in getting,
but only in giving.
~ Henry Drummond ~
Nothing is ever lost by courtesy.
It is the cheapest of pleasures,
costs nothing and conveys much.
It pleases him who gives and receives
and thus, like mercy, is twice blessed.
~ Erastus Wiman ~
To look up and not down,
to look forward and not back,
to look out and not in,
and to lend a hand.
~ Edward Everett Hale ~
Once a word has been allowed to escape,
it cannot be recalled.
~ Horace ~
Do all the good you can,
by all the means you can,
in all the ways you can,
in all the places you can,
at all the times you can,
to all the people you can,
as long as ever you can.
~ John Wesley ~