Today’s Quote

When you are inspired by some great purpose,
all your thoughts break their bonds.
Your mind transcends limitations,
your consciousness expands in every direction
and you find yourself in a
new, great and wonderful world.
Dormant forces, faculties and talents come alive,
 and you discover yourself to be
a
greater person by far
 than you ever dreamed yourself to be.

~ Pantanjali ~
Yoga Sutra

Today’s Quote

Have no fear of robbers or murderers.
They are external dangers, petty dangers.
We should fear ourselves.
Prejudices are the real robbers;
vices the real murderers.
The great dangers are within us.
Why worry about what threatens our heads or purses?
Let us think instead of what threatens our souls.

~ Victor Hugo ~

Today’s Quote

Every piece of marble has a statue in it
 waiting to be released
by a man of sufficient skill
to chip away the unnecessary parts.
Just as the sculptor is to the marble,
so is education to the soul.
It releases it.
For only educated men are free men.
You cannot create a statue
by
smashing the marble with a hammer,
and you cannot by force of arms
release the spirit or the soul of man.

~ Confucius ~

Today’s Quote

Last, but by no means least,
courage –
moral courage,
the courage of one’s convictions,
the courage to see things through.
The world is in a constant
conspiracy against the brave.
It’s the age-old struggle –
the roar of the crowd on one side
and the voice of your conscience on the other.

~ Douglas MacArthur ~

Today’s Quote

The world has no room for cowards.
We must all be ready somehow
to toil,
to suffer, to die.
And yours is not the less noble
because no drum beats before you
when you go out to your daily battlefields,
and no crowds shout your coming
when you return
from your daily victory and defeat.

~ Robert Louis Stevenson ~

Just Stay

A wonderful story reblogged from Coach at goodtimestories…

My Good Time Stories

There is something special who has the care and concern for other people…even if the other person is a stranger. In my opinion, when an individual can demonstrate kindness and compassion to someone in need, that is a rare trait that few people seem to possess. I read the following story on truthbook.com which is one of my favorite stories of someone showing a wonderful level of empathy and sympathy to a fellow human being.

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A nurse took the tired, anxious serviceman to the bedside. “Your son is here,” she said to the old man. She had to repeat the words several times before the patient’s eyes opened.

Heavily sedated because of the pain of his heart attack, he dimly saw the young uniformed Marine standing outside the oxygen tent. He reached out his hand. The Marine wrapped his toughened fingers around the old man’s limp ones, squeezing a…

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Today’s Quote

A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on.
Never will a time come
when the most marvelous recent invention
is as marvelous as a newborn baby.
The finest of our precision watches,
 the most supercolossal of our supercargo planes,
don’t compare with a newborn baby
in the number and ingenuity of coils and springs,
in the flow and change of chemical solutions,
in timing devices and interrelated parts
that are irreplaceable.

~ Carl Sandburg ~