The life which is unexamined is not worth living.
~ Plato ~
The world is full of magic things,
patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.
~ W.B. Yeats ~
Those things that hurt instruct.
~ Benjamin Franklin ~
Even at the worst, there is always a way out,
a hidden secret that can turn failure into success
and despair into happiness.
No situation is so dark that there is not a ray of light.
~ Norman Vincent Peale ~
The secret of change is to
focus all of your energy
not on fighting the old,
but on building the new.
~ Socrates ~
Wherever you stand,
be the soul of that place.
~ Rumi ~
Whatever the present moment contains,
accept it as if you had chosen it.
~ Eckhart Tolle ~
“The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating.
The paths are not to be found, but made,
and the activity of making them
changes both the maker and the destinations.”
~ John Schaar ~
“This is a brief life,
but in its brevity it offers us some splendid moments,
some meaningful adventures.”
~ Rudyard Kipling ~
“Fear not that your life will come to an end,
fear rather that it will never come to a beginning.”
~ John Henry Newman ~
The life of one day is enough to rejoice.
Even though you live for just one day,
if you can be awakened,
that one day is vastly superior
to one endless life of sleep…
If this day in the lifetime
of a hundred years is lost,
will you ever touch it
with your hands again?
~ Zen Master Dogen ~
When you do something,
you should do it with
your whole body and mind.
You should do it completely,
like a good bonfire.
You should burn yourself completely.
~ Shunryu Suzuki ~
Success is to be measured
not so much by the position
that one has reached in life
as by the obstacles
which he has overcome
while trying to succeed.
~ Booker T. Washington ~
All that is essential
for the triumph of evil
is that good men
~ Edmund Burke ~
Language has created the word loneliness
to express the pain of being alone,
and the word solitude to express
the glory of being alone.
~ Paul Tillich ~
The fruit of silence is prayer.
The fruit of prayer is faith.
The fruit of faith is love.
The fruit of love is service.
The fruit of service is peace.
~ Blessed Mother Teresa ~
Little do men perceive what solitude is,
and how far it extendeth.
For a crowd is not company,
and faces are but a gallery of pictures,
and talk but a tinkling cymbal,
where there is no love.
~ Francis Bacon ~