Thursday, September 27, 2007
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
You and I are not what we eat; we are what we think.
~Walter Anderson, The Confidence Course, 1997
No matter where you go or what you do, you live your entire life within the confines of your head. ~Terry Josephson
The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
We are what we think. All that we are arises With our thoughts. With our thoughts, We make our world.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritation and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place.
Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him. ~Roman Gary
Laughter is an instant vacation.
What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.
Remember, men need laughter sometimes more than food.
~Anna Fellows Johnston
A man isn't poor if he can still laugh.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. ~Anne Frank
I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.
~Edward Everett Hale
He who gives when he is asked has waited too long.
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy.
How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a weary world.
Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.
~Norman B. Rice
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
God has not called us to see through each other, but to see each other through.
Monday, September 17, 2007
Patience is a most necessary qualification for business; many a man would rather you heard his story than granted his request.
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
Patience is also a form of action.
One moment of patience may ward off great disaster. One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Your success and happiness lie in you... Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties."
I am happy and content because I think I am.
The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
The best vitamin to be a happy person is B1.
A man's as miserable as he thinks he is.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it's dark.
People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.
~Thomas Szasz, "Personal Conduct," The Second Sin, 1973
Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.
~Dr. Alexis Carrel
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
~Henry David Thoreau, 1854
He who knows others is learned;
He who knows himself is wise.
~Lao-tzu, Tao te Ching
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
~James A. Froude
Thursday, September 6, 2007
"Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely."
-- Karen Kaiser Clark
"It is the Law that any difficulties that can come to you at any time, no matter what they are, must be exactly what you need most at the moment, to enable you to take the next step forward by overcoming them. The only real misfortune, the only real tragedy, comes when we suffer without learning the lesson."
-- Emmet Fox
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Things do not change, we change.
--Henry David Thoreau
The universe is transformation; our life is what our thoughts make it.
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