In trying to please all, he had pleased none.
~ Aesop ~
Do not ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive and go do that.
Because what the world needs
is people who have come alive.
~ Howard Thurman ~
Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
~ George Eliot ~
What draws people to be friends
is that they see the same truth.
They share it.
~ C.S. Lewis ~
The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
~ Joseph Campbell ~
As we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
~ Marianne Williamson ~
The most authentic thing about us
is our capacity to create, to overcome,
to endure, to transform, to love
and to be greater than our suffering.
~ Ben Okri ~
The most fundamental aggression to ourselves,
the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves,
is to remain ignorant by not having the courage
and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.
~ Pema Chodron ~
If you want to conquer fear,
don’t sit at home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
~ Dale Carnegie ~
My father didn’t tell me how to live.
He lived and let me watch him do it.
~ Clarence B. Kelland ~
Only the truth of who you are,
if realized, will set you free,
~ Eckhart Tolle ~
Spread love everywhere you go.
Let no one ever come to you
without leaving happier.
~ St. Teresa of Calcutta ~
…that star-spangled banner…
The thing about light is that it really isn’t yours;
it’s what you gather and shine back.
~ Anne Lamott ~
When we’re connected to others,
we become better people.
~ Randy Pausch ~
There is nothing in the world
so irresistibly contagious
as laughter and good humor.
~ Charles Dickens ~
That best portion of a good man’s life:
his little, nameless, unremembered
acts of kindness and love.
~ William Wordsworth ~
You’ll find my friend,
that what you love
will take you places
you never dreamed you’d go.
~ Tony Kushner ~
Nobody has ever measured,
even the poets,
how much a heart can hold.
~ Zelda Fitzgerald ~
Only love can be divided endlessly
and still not diminish.
~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh ~