Saturday, January 31, 2009
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Nothing can stop the person with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal. Nothing on earth can help the person with the wrong attitude.
There is a criterion by which you can judge whether the thoughts you are thinking and the things you are doing are right for you. The criterion is: Have they brought you inner peace? If they have not, there is something wrong with them / so keep seeking! If what you do has brought you inner peace, stay with what you believe is right.
One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.
Friday, January 30, 2009
Where the determination is, the way can be found.
~George S. Clason
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.
~Henry Ward Beecher
Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success.
~William J.H. Boetcker
In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always, wins - not through strength but by perseverance.
~H. Jackson Brown
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Once you choose hope, anything's possible.
Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops... at all.
Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.
Hope never abandons you, you abandon it.
When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you're slamming the door in the face of God.
~Charles L. Allen
Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man.
Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
There never was a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.
~Henry Ward Beecher
Man's greatness lies in his power of thought.
Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.
There is a great man who makes every man feel small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
~Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. ~Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Less stress will result by not allowing discouragement to be your attitude!
Never, never, never quit!
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
~Thomas Alva Edison
The persistent winner is not discouraged by a problem - he is challenged by it.
~William Arthur Ward
A problem is a chance for your to do your best.
Every seed knows its time- all in good time.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
We forget that every good that is worth possessing must be paid for in strokes of daily effort.
Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.
Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second. Give your dreams all you've got and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.
You must not only aim right, but draw the bow with all your might.
~Henry David Thoreau
Saturday, January 24, 2009
If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.
I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
Anything less than a commitment to excellence, is an acceptance of mediocrity.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
A man isn't poor if he can still laugh.
What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.
Even if there is nothing to laugh about, laugh on credit.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves. ~François Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I've written for myself, and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. ~Dr. Seuss
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.
If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice.
As each day comes to us refreshed and anew, so does my gratitude renew itself daily. The breaking of the sun over the horizon is my grateful heart dawning upon a blessed world.
There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.
~Ralph H. Blum
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
~Leo F. Buscaglia
"Be sensitive to the plight of others. You have to know about the tragedies as well as the triumphs, the failures as well as the success."
"How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these."
~George Washington Carver
"My life is an indivisible whole, and all my attitudes run into one another; and they all have their rise in my insatiable love for mankind."
Monday, January 19, 2009
Bitterness and an unforgiving spirit can be likened to you taking poison and expecting that someone else would die from the effect. Forgiveness is about setting the prisoner in your heart free only to discover that all along, you had been the real prisoner.
To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.
One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything every night before you go to bed.
We are supposed to forgive everyone; everyone includes ourselves.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.
Argue for your limitations and sure enough they're yours.
A truly creative person rids him or herself of all self-imposed limitations.
All limitations are self-imposed.
There are no such things as limits to growth, because there are no limits to the human capacity for intelligence, imagination, and wonder
Stop thinking in terms of limitations and start thinking in terms of possibilities
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.
Wisdom outweighs any wealth.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
~George Bernard Shaw
Friday, January 16, 2009
Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.
~St. Francis de Sales
One of the secrets of inner peace is the practice of compassion.
~Tenzin Gyatso, The 14th Dalai Lama
Possession of material riches, without inner peace, is like dying of thirst while bathing in a lake.
The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace. A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being that places harmony in one's life.
Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions.
No one can get inner peace by pouncing on it, by vigorously willing to have it ... Peace is a consciousness of springs too deep for earthly droughts to dry up. Peace is the gift not of volitional struggle but of spiritual hospitality.
~Harry Emerson Dosdick
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Our belief at the beginning of a doubtful undertaking is the one thing that assures the successful outcome of any venture.
The outer conditions of a person's life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs.
More persons, on the whole, are humbugged by believing in nothing, than by believing too much.
What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
~Frank Lloyd Wright
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
It is the nature of thought to find its way into action.
~Christian Nevell Bovee
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thought is free
Change your thoughts, and you change your world
~Norman Vincent Peale said
Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be.
~Henry David Thoreau said
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
He has spent his life best who has enjoyed it most.
Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
It is essential to our well-being, and to our lives, that we play and enjoy life.
Every single day do something that makes your heart sing.
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive -- to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."
Monday, January 12, 2009
We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within.
He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
Always direct your thoughts to those truths that will give you confidence, hope, joy, love, thanksgiving, and turn away your mind from those that inspire you with fear, sadness, depression.
If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have mastered, you will never grow.
If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure not this thing nor that but simply growth. We are happy when we are growing.
~William Butler Yeats
The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
~Bernard M. Baruch
Saturday, January 10, 2009
True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in an clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness.
Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
You can hear the footsteps of God when silence reigns in the mind.
~Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
He that can have patience can have what he will.
Patience is the key to paradise.
Friday, January 9, 2009
He who is filled with love is filled with God himself.
People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
~Elizabeth Kubler Ross
The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can't be organized or regulated. It isn't true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
I swear to you there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
~Henry David Thoreau
Successful people are simply those with success habits.
Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake somebody.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Self trust is the first secret to success.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
~Elbert Hubbard, The Note Book, 1927
The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.
Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.
~Phyllis Theroux, Night Lights
It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
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