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Be loyal to what you love, be true to the earth, fight your enemies with passion and laughter.
Edward Abbey


You can't study the darkness by flooding it with light.
Edward Abbey

If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.
Aboriginal Activists Group, Queensland

No one ever succeeds without the help of others.
Jay Abraham

Let sorrowful longing dwell in your heart. Never give up, never lose hope.
Sheikh Abū-Sa'īd Abul-Khayr

We become more successful when we are happier and more positive.
Shawn Achor

Shaped a little like a loaf of French country bread, our brain is a crowded chemistry lab, bustling with nonstop neural conversations.
Diane Ackerman

Touch seems to be as essential as sunlight.
Diane Ackerman

Play is our brain's favorite way of learning.
Dianne Ackerman

Life is your art. An open, aware heart is your camera. A oneness with your world is your film. Your bright eyes, your easy smile is your museum.
Ansel Adams

No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.
Ansel Adams

There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.
Ansel Adams

There is little sense in attempting to change external conditions, you must first change inner beliefs, then outer conditions will change accordingly.
Brian Adams

Encouragement is the oxygen of the soul.
George M. Adams

Fortify yourself with a flock of friends! There is always at least one who will understand, inspire, and give you the lift you may need at the time.
George M. Adams

He who praises another enriches himself far more than he does the one praised. To praise is an investment in happiness. The poorest human being has something to give that the richest could not buy.
George M. Adams

If it's free, it's advice, if you pay for it, it's counseling; if you can use either one, it's a miracle.
Jack Adams

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
John Quincy Adams

Nature tops the list of potent tranquilizers and stress reducers. The mere sound of moving water has been shown to lower blood pressure.
Patch Adams

Spread joy. Chase your wildest dreams.
Patch Adams

He sendeth sun, he sendeth shower, alike they're needed to the flower; and joys and tears alike are sent to give the soul its nourishment.
Sarah Flower Adams

Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness.
Scott Adams

Action indeed is the sole medium of expressing for ethics.
Jane Addams

The most sacred place dwells within our heart, where dreams are born and secrets sleep, a mystical refuge of darkness and light, fear and conquest, adventure and discovery, challenge and transformation. Our heart speaks for our soul every moment while we are alive. Listen... as the whispering beat repeats: be...gin, be...gin, be...gin. It's really that simple. Just begin... again.
Royce Addington

There is a well of infinity hidden within each Soul. There you will find an incredible energy source, beyond your broadest understanding. It is Light and Healing. The Force of Nature. The essence of Love.
Royce Addington

A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most recent blessings or misfortunes.
Joseph Addison

A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.
Joseph Addison

Reading is a basic tool in living of a good life.
Joseph Addison

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Joseph Addison

The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Joseph Addison

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.
Joseph Addison

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
Alfred Adler

Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words.
Alfred Adler

Our prayers are answered not when we are given what we ask, but when we are challenged to be what we can be.
Morris Adler

There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
Aeschylus

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
Aesop

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Aesop

As you begin to pay attention to your own stories and what they say about you, you will enter into the exciting process of becoming, as you should be, the author of your own life, the creator of your own possibilities.
Mandy Aftel

Dreams are free, so free your dreams.
Astrid Alauda

The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.
Mitch Albom

There is a special place in hell for women who do not help other women.
Madeleine K. Albright

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott

Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can't get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you are doing. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover will be yourself.
Alan Alda

There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle.
Robert Alden

When you give yourself permission to communicate what matters in every situation you will have peace despite rejection or disapproval. Putting a voice to your sour helps you to let go of the negative energy of fear and regret.
Shannon L. Alder

There are two kinds of writers: those that make you think, and those that make you wonder.
Brian Aldiss

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
Mohammad Ali

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
Mohammad Ali

It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out, it's the pebble in your shoe.
Muhammad Ali

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
Muhammad Ali

If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.
Muhammad Ali

Remember that you are needed. There is at least one important work to be done that will not be done unless you do it.
Charles Allen

A human being is nothing but a story with skin around it.
Fred Allen

All that man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.
James Allen

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become.
James Allen

Failures are steps in the ladder of success.
James Allen

For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?
James Allen

The outer conditions of a person's life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs.
James Allen

Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results.
James Allen

You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
James Allen

When mental energy is allowed to follow the line of least resistance and to fall into easy channels, it is called weakness.
James Allen

Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the hearts and cools the sting.
Peter Allen

The future you see is the future you get.
Robert G. Allen

Words transform. Speak only with a good purpose. Say only things that serve you and others. Choose your words wisely.
Robert G. Allen

The truth is that everything that can be accomplished by showing a person when he's wrong, ten times as much can be accomplished by showing him where he is right. The reason we don't do it so often is that it's more fun to throw a rock through a window than to put in a pane of glass.
Robert T. Allen

Eighty percent of success is showing up.
Woody Allen

How to make God laugh: Tell him your future plans.
Woody Allen

I am thankful for laughter except when milk comes out my nose.
Woody Allen

If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re playing it safe.
Woody Allen

When we lose twenty pounds... we may be losing the twenty best pounds we have! We may be losing the pounds that contain our genius, our humanity, our love and honesty.
Woody Allen

Erotica is using a feather, pornography is using the whole chicken.
Isabel Allende

When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no 'I'll start tomorrow.' Tomorrow is a disease.
V. L. Allineare

Age doesn't matter. Obstacles don't matter. Winning is the challenge. Bottom line, inspiring others is the goal.
Glen Allison

How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it.
George Alliston

The creative person wants to be a know-it-all. He wants to know about all kinds of things-ancient history, nineteenth century mathematics, current manufacturing techniques, and hog futures. Because he never knows when these ideas might come together to form a new idea. It may happen six minutes later, or six months, or six years. But he has faith that it will happen.
Carl Ally

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot.
Michael Altshuler

People will be most creative when they feel motivated primarily by the interest, enjoyment, satisfaction and challenge of the work itself.
Teresa Amabile

The best way to help people to maximize their creative potential is to allow them to do something they love.
Teresa Amabile

True creativity is impossible without some measure of passion.
Teresa Amabile

Face new challenges, seize new opportunities, test your resources against the unknown and in the process, discover your own unique potential.
John Amatt

If man was what he ought to be, he would be adored by the animals.
Henri Amiel

Learn to…be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to live, make haste to be kind.
Henri-Frederic Amiel

If you can't annoy somebody with what you write, I think there's little point in writing.
Kingsley Amis

Look at the optimism of Nature. Nothing can stop it. Only the ego makes humans pessimistic, and this causes suffering.
Amma

Sometimes I think you want me to touch you. How can I when you when you build a great wall around you?
Tori Amos

There is room for everybody on the planet to be creative and conscious if you are your own person. If you're trying to be like somebody else, then there isn't.
Tori Amos

Fundamentally ecstasy means to transcend yourself, to go outside and beyond what you think, know, and believe is possible. An ecstatic state is a glimpse into the infinite.
Margot Anand

Just living is not enough, said the butterfly, one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.
Hans Christian Andersen

Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone in need.
Gillian Anderson

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.
Greg Anderson

Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention.
Greg Anderson

When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life.
Greg Anderson

You were born to greatness. Having a life mission implies that that world has need of you. In fact, the world has been preparing you to fill this need with one incredible life experience after another. Finding and fulfilling your potential will lead you to your highest experience in this life. Believe it, you have a mission. It is the gateway to your personal greatness.
Greg Anderson

It is in awareness that we bring everything to life that lives within us. There is no time like the present to give birth to creativity.
Kathleen Anderson

Find what makes your heart sing and create your own music.
Mac Anderson

Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.
Walter Anderson

True hope dwells on the possible, even when life seems to be a plot written by someone who wants to see how much adversity we can overcome.
Walter Anderson

Dance is one of the most powerful forms of magical ritual... It is an outer expression of the inner spirit.
Ted Andrews

We learn the inner secret of happiness when we learn to direct our inner drives, our interest and our attention to something outside ourselves.
Ethel Perry Andrus

Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!
Maya Angelou


Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud.
Maya Angelou

Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances.
Maya Angelou

I am overwhelmed by the grace and persistence of my people.
Maya Angelou

I believe talent is like electricity. We don't understand electricity. We use it.
Maya Angelou

I believe the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity is daring to dare.
Maya Angelou

I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.
Maya Angelou

I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.
Maya Angelou

I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
Maya Angelou

If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can transform one million realities.
Maya Angelou

If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.
Maya Angelou

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.
Maya Angelou

If you only have one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning ‘good morning' at total strangers.
Maya Angelou

In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.
Maya Angelou

I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.
Maya Angelou

I've learned that making a ‘living' is not the same thing as making a 'life.'
Maya Angelou

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Maya Angelou

I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
Maya Angelou

Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the sooner we will be able to treat life as art.
Maya Angelou

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Maya Angelou

My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry, to get my work done, and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
Maya Angelou

Nothing will work unless you do.
Maya Angelou

One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
Maya Angelou

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
Maya Angelou

The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.
Maya Angelou

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
Maya Angelou

There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.
Maya Angelou

To make a difference is not a matter of accident, a matter of casual occurrence of the tides. People choose to make a difference.
Maya Angelou

We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what the color.
Maya Angelou

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has done through to achieve that beauty.
Maya Angelou

When someone shows you who they are, believe them - the first time.
Maya Angelou

When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness…all the good things.
Maya Angelou

You alone are enough…you have nothing to prove to anybody.
Maya Angelou

You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
Maya Angelou

Your difficulties do not define you. They simply strengthen your ability to overcome troubles.
Maya Angelou

We have to choose between a global market driven only by calculations of short-term profit, and one which has a human face.
Kofi Annan

Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
Jean Anouilh

Things are beautiful if you love them.
Jean Anouilh

To be loved and trusted by those who know us best is life's greatest compliment.
Jack Anthony

Act as if you have already achieved your goal and it is yours.
Robert Anthony

Overcoming fear and worry can be accomplished by living a day at a time or even a moment at a time. Your worries will be cut down to nothing.
Robert Anthony

Failure is impossible.
Susan B. Anthony

I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.
Susan B. Anthony

To be wedded to an idea may be, after all, the holiest and happiest of marriages.
Susan B. Anthony

Come to the edge. We can't. We're afraid. Come to the edge. We can't. We'll fall! Come to the edge. And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.
Guillaume Apollinaire

Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
Guillaume Apollinaire

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
Hannah Arendt

Creativity does not depend on inherited talent or on environment or upbringing; it is the function of the ego of every human being.
Silvano Arieti

Happiness belongs to the self-sufficient.
Aristotle

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
Aristotle

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
Aristotle

He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
Aristotle

Hope is a waking dream.
Aristotle

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
Aristotle

Intuition is the source of scientific knowledge.
Aristotle

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Aristotle

The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
Aristotle

Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.
Aristotle

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Aristotle

Life is not about getting through the storms, but about dancing in the rain.
Bunny Armstrong

Fear is priceless education.
Lance Armstrong

I take nothing for granted. I now have only good days, or great days.
Lance Armstrong

If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or fight like hell.
Lance Armstrong

Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.
Louis Armstrong

Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.
Neil Armstrong

That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
Neil Armstrong

Tell me what you feel in your room when the full moon is shining upon you and your lamp is dying out, and I will tell you how old you are, and I shall know if you are happy.
Henri Frederic Arniel

The living need charity more than the dead.
George Arnold

The universe cannot help those who are afraid of change.
Phillip Arnold

In many shamanic societies, if you came to a shaman or medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask you one of four questions: When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence?
Angeles Arrien

The field of creativity that exists within each individual is freed by moving out of ideas of wrong-doing or right-doing.
Angeles Arrien

The portal of healing and creativity always takes us into the realm of the spirit.
Angeles Arrien

I have two questions for you: What do you need to make your creativity shine through? Why do you keep ignoring it?
Lauren Artress

There is a need to find and sing our own song, to stretch our limbs and shake them in a dance so wild that nothing can roost there, that stirs the yearning for solitary wings.
Barbara Lazear Ascher

Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.
Mary Kay Ash

Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, ‘Make me feel important.' Never forget this message when working with people.
Mary Kay Ash

For every failure, there's an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.
Mary Kay Ash

There are two things people want more than sex and money…recognition and praise.
Mary Kay Ash

A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
Mary Kay Ash

Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.
Mary Kay Ash

When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice. You can overcome and be a winner, or you can allow it to overcome you and be a loser. The choice is yours and yours alone. Refuse to throw in the towel. Go that extra mile that failures refuse to travel. It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure.
Mary Kay Ash

From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.
Arthur Ashe

It is the writer who might catch the imagination of young people, and plant a seed that will flower and come to fruition.
Isaac Asimov

Self education is, I firmy believe, the only kind of education there is.
Isaac Asimov

Without forgiveness life is governed by…an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.
Roberto Assagioli

Power is the ability to do good things for others.
Brooke Astor

Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
Mustafa K. Ataturk

Some people use things; they destroy. You're a creator, a builder.
Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Death is like the rumble of distant thunder at a picnic.
W. H. Auden

Civilizations should be measured by the degree of diversity attained and the degree of unity retained.
W.H. Auden

God brings men into deep waters not to drown them, but to cleanse them.
James H. Aughey

God brings men into deep waters not to drown them, but to cleanse them.
James Aughey 

Happiness is living by inner purpose, not by outer pressures.
David Augsberger

Love and do what you like.
Saint Augustine

The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.
Marcus Aurelius

If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.
Marcus Aurelius

To live happily is an inward power of the soul.
Marcus Aurelius

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.
Jane Austen

Nobody asks you to do this. The world out there is not panting after another novelist. We choose it.
Paul Auster

Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are.
Alfred Austin

Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.
Emory Austin

Each of us has a spark of life inside us, and we must set off that spark in one another.
Kenny Ausubel

Creative individuals place a high value on fun because it enables them to soar in their other pursuits.
Jordan Ayan

Play produces feelings of pleasure which help you escape from two major creativity killers – stress and self-consciousness.
Jordan Ayan



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You can hear the footsteps of God when silence reigns in the mind.
Sai Baba


Be a dynamo of irrepressible joy!
Babaji

The successful man is the one who had the chance and took it.
Roger Babson

I am not a has-been. I am a will be.
Lauren Bacall

Standing still is the fastest way of moving backwards in a rapidly changing world.
Lauren Bacall

Time is clay. Go make something.
Barbara Bach

A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we're pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other. No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person we're safe in our own paradise. Our soulmate is someone who shares our deepest longings, our sense of direction. When we're two balloons, and together our direction is up, chances are we've found the right person. Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life.
Richard Bach

Can miles truly separate you from friends....If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?
Richard Bach

Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness.
Richard Bach

Here is the test to find whether or not your mission on earth is finished: If you are alive, it isn't.
Richard Bach

In order to win, you must expect to win.
Richard Bach

Real love stories never have endings.
Richard Bach

The worst lies are the lies we tell ourselves. We live in denial of what we do, even what we think. We do this because we're afraid. We fear we will not find love, and when we find it we fear we'll lose it. We fear that if we do not have love we will be unhappy.
Richard Bach

You have the freedom to be yourself, your true self, here and now, and nothing can stand in your way.
Richard Bach

An idea is never given to you without you being given the power to make it reality. You must, however, suffer for it.
Richard Bach

Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life.
Richard Bach

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.
Richard Bach

The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: overcome fear, behold wonder.
Richard Bach

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.
Richard Bach

There's no disaster that can't become a blessing, and no blessing that can't become a disaster.
Richard Bach

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.
Richard Bach

Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.
Richard Bach

Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.
Richard Bach

A synonym is a word you use when you can’t spell the word you first thought of.
Burt Bacharach

Be curious always! For knowledge will not acquire you; you must acquire it.
Sudie Back

Dancing is the body made poetic.
Ernst Bacon

Knowledge is like waters; some descend from the heavens, some spring from the earth. For all knowledge proceeds from a twofold source-either from divine inspiration or external sense.
Francis Bacon

Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.
Francis Bacon

Mortals must do what they are here to do creatively or they will become cranky.
Jill Badonsky

You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when. But you can decide how you're going to live now.
Joan Baez

The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Walter Bagehot

You must change in order to survive.
Pearl Bailey

Start wherever you are and start small.
Rita Baily

The first step towards the solution of any problem is optimism.
John Baines

Journal writing is a voyage to the interior.
Christina Baldwin

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
James Baldwin

Those who say it can't be done are usually interrupted by others doing it.
James Baldwin

You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.
James Baldwin

And realize that life is the best thing ever, and that you have no business taking it for granted. Care so deeply about its goodness that you want to spread it around. Take money…and give it to charity. Work in a soup kitchen. Be a Big Brother or Sister...You want to do well, but if you do not do good too, then doing well will never be enough.
Arthur James Balfour

Enthusiasm moves the world.
Arthur James Balfour

A hug is a perfect gift – one size fits all and nobody minds if you exchange it.
Irvin Ball

I'm not funny. What I am is brave.
Lucille Ball

It's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.
Lucille Ball

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
Lucille Ball

The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so, in a sense, it is all about potential.
Steve Ballmer , Microsoft

Begin today. Declare outloud to the universe that you are willing to let go of struggle and eager to learn through joy.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend...when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present--love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure--the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

Each day offers us the gift of being a special occasion if we can simply learn that as well as giving, it is blessed to receive with grace and a grateful heart.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

Joy is your birthright.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

The authentic self is soul made visible.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

We can learn to be the catalysts for our own change.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

Evolutionary learning calls upon our creative potentials as it empowers us to envision images of the future and bring those images to life by design.
Béla H. Bánáthy

During chemo, you're more tired than you've ever been. It's like a cloud passing over the sun, and suddenly you're out. But you also find that you're stronger than you've ever been. You're clear. Your mortality is at optimal distance, not up so close that it obscures everything else, but close enough to give you depth perception. Previously, it has taken you weeks, months, or years to discover the meaning of an experience. Now it's instantaneous.
Melissa Bank

If you have entrepreneurial dreams, you have to live it and breathe it. You have to treat the idea like a baby, like your child. You don't sleep when you have a new baby. I didn't sleep. I didn't have weekends. I worked nonstop.
Tyra Banks

A lot of mothers will do anything for their children, except let them be themselves.
Banksy

A leader is someone you would follow to a pace you would not go to by yourself.
Joel Barker

Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world!
Joel Barker

To try and fail is at least to learn; to fail to try is to suffer the inestimable loss of what might have been.
Chester Barnard

Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Work at it, early and late, in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned, and never deferring for a single hour that which can be done just as well now.
P. T. Barnum

Without promotion something terrible happens…nothing!
P. T. Barnum

God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.
Elizabeth Barrett

Hook: If I were you, I'd give up! Peter: If you were me…I'd be ugly!
J. M. Barrie , from Peter Pan

The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.
J. M. Barrie

The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.
J. M. Barrie

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
J. M. Barrie

Creativity is energy being put to work in a constructive fashion.
Frank Barron

The sorcery and charm of imagination, and the power it gives to the individual to transform his world into a new world of order and delight, makes it one of the most treasured of all human capacities.
Frank Barron

If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there are men on base.
Dave Barry

Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
Dave Barry

You grow up the day you have the first real laugh - at yourself.
Ethel Barrymore

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
John Barrymore

Grace must find expression in life, otherwise it is not grace.
Karl Barth

Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.
Karl Barth

Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God.
Karl Barth

If you can give your child only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
Bruce Barton

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
Bruce Barton

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton asked why.
Bernard Baruch

One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody, everything, every night before you go to bed.
Bernard Baruch

To me – old age is 15 years older than I am.
Bernard Baruch

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
Mikhail Baryshnikov

If everyone thought before they spoke, the silence would be deafening.
George Barzan

Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
Leo Bascaglia

I feel there are two people inside me -- me and my intuition. If I go along against her, she'll screw me every time, and if I follow her, we get along quite nicely.
Kim Basinger

You have to do what you love to do, not get stuck in that comfort zone of a regular job. Life is not a dress rehearsal. This is it.
Lucinda Basset

If it's not fun, you're not doing it right.
Bob Basso

Caring can be learned by all human beings, can be worked into the design of every life, meeting an individual need as well as a pervasive need in society.
Mary Catherine Bateson

The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it.
Mary Catherine Bateson

A dog is one of the reasons why some people can be persuaded to go for a walk.
O. A. Battista

Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals.
Charles Baudelaire

Genius is childhood recovered at will.
Charles Baudelaire

We find greatest joy, not in getting, but in expressing what we are... Men do not really live for honors or for pay; their gladness is not the taking and holding, but in doing, the striving, the building, the living. It is a higher joy to teach than to be taught. It is good to get justice, but better to do it; fun to have things but more to make them. The happy man is he who lives the life of love, not for the honors it may bring, but for the life itself.
R.J. Baughan

Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.
Lyman Frank Baum

There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.
Vicki Baum

You don’t get ulcers from what you eat, you get them from what’s eating you.
Vicki Baum

Action video games have a number of ingredients that are really powerful for brain plasticity, learning, attention, vision.
Daphne Bavelier

There is no one definitive creative path. There are as many ways to be creative - not only intuitive ways - but organized, logical ways, too.
Theresa Bayer

Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
Sir Cecil Beaton

Accept yourself. Love yourself just as you are. Your finest work, your best moments, your joy, peace, and healing come when you love yourself. You give a great gift to the world when you do that. You give others permission to do the same: to love themselves. Revel in self love. Roll in it. Bask in it, as you would the sunshine.
Melody Beattie

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense out of the past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Melody Beattie

Live your life from your heart. Share from your heart. And your story will touch and heal people's souls.
Melody Beattie

We need to set goals for ourselves. Start today…if you don’t have any goals, make your first goal getting some goals. You probably won’t start living happily ever after, but you may start living happily, purposefully, and with gratitude…Goals are gratitude in action. They give us the opportunity to build on what we already have. While achieving goals can be a lengthy process, we can learn to be grateful for each stage in the process of setting and meeting goals.
Melody Beattie

Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.
Simone De Beauvoir

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.
Alison Bechdel

Life always gives us exactly the teacher we need at every moment. This includes every mosquito, every misfortune, every red light, every traffic jam, every obnoxious supervisor (or employee), every illness, every loss, every moment of joy or depression, every addiction, every piece of garbage, every breath. Every moment is the guru.
Charlotte Joko Beck

We learn in our guts, not just in our brain, that a life of joy is not in seeking happiness, but in experiencing and simply being the circumstances of our life as they are; not in fulfilling personal wants, but in fulfilling the needs of life…
Charlotte Joko Beck

If you’d rather live surrounded by pristine objects than by the traces of happy memories, stay focused on tangible things. Otherwise, stop fixating on stuff you can touch and start caring about stuff that touches you.
Martha Beck

To attract something that you want, become as joyful as you think that thing would make you.
Martha Beck

Whether you’ve seen angels floating around your bedroom or just found a ray of hope at a lonely moment, choosing to believe that something unseen is caring for you can be a life-shifting exercise.
Martha Beck

I really do think that any deep crisis is an opportunity to make your life extraordinary in some way.
Martha Beck

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
Samuel Beckett

Don't look for your dreams to come true; look to become true to your dreams.
Michael Beckwith

If you are not living in joy, you are out of integrity with your soul.
Michael Beckwith

Pain pushes until vision pulls.
Michael Beckwith

We live at the threshold of a universal recognition that the human being is not mere matter, but a potent, energetic field of consciousness. Modalities of the past millennium are quickly giving way to breakthrough technologies wherein we heal ourselves at the level of all true healing, which is spirit.
Michael Beckwith

I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note, torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against me.
Henry Ward Beecher

It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher

Faith is spiritualized imagination.
Henry Ward Beecher

Mirth is God's medicine. Everybody ought to bathe in it.
Henry Ward Beecher

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
Henry Ward Beecher

The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy.
Henry Ward Beecher

Strength is a matter of a made up mind.
John Beecher

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Ludwig van Beethoven

Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.
Ludwig van Beethoven

Often the thought of pain is actually worse than the pain itself.
Greg Behrendt

You can cage the singer but not the song.
Harry Belafonte

Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.
Alexander Graham Bell

I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.
Hilaire Belloc

You never have to change anything you get up in the middle of the night to write.
Saul Bellow

Anything I’ve ever done that ultimately was worthwhile initially scared me to death.
Betty Bender

Anything I've ever done that ultimately was worthwhile initially scared me to death.
Betty Bender

Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the small uncaring ways.
Stephen Vincent Benet

Words are a form of action, capable of influencing change.
Ingrid Bengis

Anyone who doesn't believe in miracles is not a realist.
David Ben-Gurion

Enthusaism is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.
Bo Bennett

Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.
Bo Bennett

While we are focusing on fear, worry, or hate, it is not possible for us to be experiencing happiness, enthusiasm or love.
Bo Bennett

Dreams are logs that feed the fire of our souls.
Marcela Bennett

I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be.
Warren Bennis

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
Warren Bennis

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
Warren Bennis

The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
Warren Bennis

There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance. Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish.
Warren Bennis

Vision animates, inspires, transforms purpose into action.
Warren Bennis

Miracles happen to those who believe in them.
Bernhard Berenson

Love is putting a piece of your soul into someone else’s care, and being responsible for an equal share of theirs. This is soulmate love.
P. S. Berg

You must train your intuition. You must trust the small voice inside which tells you exactly what to say, what to decide.
Ingrid Bergman

Happiness is good health and a bad memory.
Ingrid Bergman

There is no greater joy than that of feeling oneself a creator. The triumph of life is expressed by creation.
Henri Bergson

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
Henri Bergson

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
Milton Berle

Laughter is an instant vacation.
Milton Berle

To understand is to perceive patterns.
Isaiah Berlin

Whoever wants to understand much must play much.
Gottfried Bern

You owe it to everyone you love to find pockets of tranquility in your busy world.
Georges Bernanos

Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
Dorothy Bernard

There are billions of neurons in our brains, but what are neurons? Just cells. The brain has no knowledge until connections are made between neurons. All that we know, all that we are, comes from the way our neurons are connected.
Tim Berners-Lee

Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.
Sarah Bernhardt

Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is.
Louis de Bernieres

We lose our souls if we lose the experience of the forest, the butterflies, the song of the birds, if we can't see the stars at night.
Thomas Berry

It may be when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work, and that when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey.
Wendell Berry

Once we rid ourselves of traditional thinking we can get on with creating the future.
James Bertrand

Death is but an aspect of life, and the destruction of one material form is but a prelude to building up of another.
Annie Besant

Raising children is a creative endeavor, an art, rather than a science.
Bruno Bettelheim

Every human being is an artist…called to participate in transforming and reshaping the conditions, thinking, and structures that shape and condition our lives.
Joseph Beuys

We have only this moment, sparking like a star in our hand…and melting like a snowflake. Let us use it before it is too late.
Marie Beynon

You can imprison a man, but not an idea. You can exile a man, but not an idea. You can kill a man, but not an idea.
Benazir Bhutto

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Josephine Billings

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.
Laurence Binyon

A smile starts on the lips, a grin spreads to the eyes, a chuckle comes from the belly, but a laugh bursts forth from the soul, overflows and bubbles all around.
Carolyn Birmingham

Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
Claudia Black

When will I meet him? We meet our soulmates when we're on our soul path.
Karen M. Black

Everyone has a transferable commodity-knowledge. Sharing your unique expertise and making introductions for someone creates a lasting legacy.
Marsha Blackburn

The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
Tony Blair

A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
William Blake

Can I see another's woe, and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another's grief, and not seek for kind relief?
William Blake

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.
William Blake

What is now proved was once only imagined.
William Blake

The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision.
Ken Blanchard

The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
Ken Blanchard

A sense of curiosity is nature's original school of education.
Smiley Blanton

To be happy, drop the words 'if only' and substitute instead the words 'next time'.
Smiley Blanton

The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on.
Robert Bloch

Serendipity. Look for something, find something else, and realize that what you've found is more suited to your needs than what you thought you were looking for.
Lawrence Block

Leadership is about rearranging the chairs, getting the questions right, putting citizens in front of each other and then knowing what's worth focusing on. The leadership I'm longing for is the leadership that says my number one job is to bring people together out of exile, out of isolation, and into connection.
Peter Block

Marriage is not a ritual or an end. It is a long, intricate, intimate dance together and nothing matters more than your own sense of balance and your choice of partner.
Amy Bloom

If life isn't about human beings and living in harmony, then I don't know what it's about.
Orlando Bloom

Nothing is predestined. The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
Ralph Blum

The greatest gift you can give yourself is joy, not only because of the feeling that goes with it at the moment, but because of the magnificent experience it will draw to you. It will produce wonders in your life.
Jack Boland

Before you can do something that you've never done before, you have to imagine it's possible.
Jean Shinoda Bolen

When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.
Jean Shinoda Bolen

I think that whenever soul is present, it’s because what you’re doing, whom you’re with, where you are, evokes love without your thinking about it. You are totally absorbed in the place of person or event, without ego and without judgment.
Jean Shinoda Bolen

Syncronistic meetings are like mirrors that reflect something of ourselves. If we want to grow spiritually, all we have to do is take a good look. Synchronicity holds the promise that if we want to change inside, the patterns of our external life will change as well.
Jean Shinoda Bolen

Children make your life important.
Erma Bombeck

Guilt is the gift that keeps on giving.
Erma Bombeck

My kids refuse to eat anything that hasn’t danced on TV.
Erma Bombeck

There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, Yes, I've got dreams, of course I've got dreams. Then they put the box away and bring it out once in awhile to look in it, and yep, they're still there. These are great dreams, but they never even get out of the box. It takes an uncommon amount of guts to put your dreams on the line, to hold them up and say, How good or how bad am I? That's where courage comes in.
Erma Bombeck

The pain of discipline is far less than the pain of regret.
Sarah Bombell

Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.
Napoleon Bonaparte

A leader is a dealer in hope.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Courage is like love; it must have hope to nourish it.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Over-preparation is the foe of inspiration.
Napoleon Bonaparte

The human race is governed by its imagination.
Napoleon Bonaparte

I believe that nothing that happens to me is meaningless and that it is good for us all that it should be so, even if it runs counter to our own wishes. As I see it, I’m here for some purpose, and I only hope I may fulfill it.
Dietrich Bondoeffer

Being rich is having money; being wealthy is having time.
Margaret Bonnano

It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day to day basis.
Margaret Bonnano

Music can change the world because it can change people.
Bono

Faith is like radar that sees through the fog.
Corrie ten Boom

The most effective way to achieve right relations with any living thing is to look for the best in it, and then help that best into the fullest expression.
J. Allen Boone

The earth sets some music going in us and dance we must.
Ludwig Boone

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge.
Daniel Boorstin

I have six locks on my door all in a row. When I go out, I only lock every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three.
Elayne Boosler

Most advances in science come when a person for one reason or another is forced to change fields.
Peter Borden

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
Victor Borge

Writing is nothing more than a guided dream.
Jorge Luis Borges

You can’t be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.
Hal Borland

Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth.
Ludwig Borne

While I dance I cannot judge, I cannot hate, I cannot separate myself from life. I can only be joyful and whole. That is why I dance.
Hans Bos

Life is denied by lack of attention, whether it be to cleaning windows or trying to write a masterpiece.
Nadia Boulanger

Tell your own story, and you will be interesting. Don't get the green disease of envy. Don't be fooled by success and money. Don't let anything come between you and your work.
Louise Bourgeois

They are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or their own powers.
Christian Bovee

Our first and last love is…self-love.
Christian Nevell Bovee

Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts.
Erskine Bowles

Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious and anything self-conscious is lousy. You cannot try to do things. You simply must do things.
Ray Bradbury

Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious and anything self-conscious is lousy. You cannot try to do things. You simply must do things.
Ray Bradbury

I know you've heard it a thousand times before. But it's true – hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don't love something, then don't do it.
Ray Bradbury

If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
Ray Bradbury

If you enjoy living, it is not difficult to keep the sense of wonder.
Ray Bradbury

Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall.
Ray Bradbury

Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.
Ray Bradbury

There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
Ray Bradbury

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.
Ray Bradbury

Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better.
Bill Bradley

It has never been, and never will be easy work! But the road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination.
Marion Zimmer Bradley

Soulmates tend to find each other during their respective pursuits of their soul missions. Creating a soulmate could be seen as a spiritual reward that we give outselves, after pursuing many soul contracts rife with discord.
Linda Brady

We recognize a soulmate by the supreme level of comfort and security we feel with that person. That doesn't mean that there aren't issues that remain to be ironed out. Rather, it means we know intuitively that we can resolve issues with our soul mate without losing his or her love and respect.
Linda Brady

The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.
Sir William Lawrence Bragg

Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.
Harriet Braiker

All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right-about-face which turns us from failure towards success.
Dorothea Brande

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Act as though it were impossible to fail.
Dorothea Brande

A fruit is not afraid of its own weight. It grows into its skin fully. It is whole, each part of its body equally alive.
Gayle Brandeis

Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.
Anthony Brandt

A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.
Richard Branson

There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions – in a way that serves the world and you.
Richard Branson

Art upsets, science reasures.
Georges Braque

Life is not about discovering our talents; it is about pushing our talents to the limit and discovering our genius.
Robert Brault

Never mind searching for who you are. Search for the person you aspire to be.
Robert Brault

I have learned to use the word impossible with the greatest caution.
Wernher von Braun

The word LISTEN contains the same letters as the word SILENT.
Alfred Brendel

Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.
Robert Bresson

Trust in the inexhaustible character of the murmur.
Andre Breton

Life is a conspiracy to shower you with a nonstop feast of interesting experiences, all of which are designed to help you grow your intelligence, shed your pretensions, and master the art of ingenious love.
Rob Brezsny

Your imagination is the single most important asset you possess. Your imagination is your power to create mental pictures of things that don't exist yet and that you want to bring into being. Your imagination is what you use to shape your future. And so in your own way, you are a prophet. You generate countless predictions every day. Your imagination is the source,tirelessly churning out mental pictures of what you'll be doing in the future.
Rob Brezsny

The world is crazily in love with you, wildly and innocently in love. Even now, thousands of secret helpers are conspiring to turn you into the beautiful curiosity you were born to be.
Rob Brezsny

When our eyes see our hands doing the work of our hearts, the circle of creation is completed inside us, the doors of our souls fly open and love steps forth to heal everything in sight.
Michael Bridge

A garden is a thing of beauty and a job forever.
Richard Briers

Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Be kind to unkind people - they need it most!
Ashleigh Brilliant

Nothing we can do can change the past, but everything we do changes the future.
Ashleigh Brilliant

Expressive arts work is less about changing people than about designing environments that arouse the healing and creative impulses latent in each of us.
Alan Briskin

Forgiveness is not a one-time-only event. It is a process.
Rhonda Britten

It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
Tom Brokaw

His heart was like a sensitive plant that opens for a moment in the sunshine, but curls up and shrinks into itself at the slightest touch of the finger, or the lightest breath of wind.
Anne Bronte

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.
Charlotte Bronte

Life is so constructed that an event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.
Charlotte Bronte

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.
Emily Brontë

Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death but to inspire yourself to life.
Adele Brookman

It is brave to be involved.
Gwendolyn Brooks

I do not pray for a lighter load, but for a stronger back.
Phillips Brooks

When people don't believe in you, you have to believe in yourself.
Pierce Brosnan

A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.
Joyce Brothers

Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.
Joyce Brothers

Creativity, which is the expression of our originality, helps us stay mindful that what we bring to the world is completely original and cannot be compared.
Brené Brown

Maybe stories are just data with a soul.
Brené Brown

There is no such thing as creative and non-creative people, only people who use their creativity and people who don’t.
Brené Brown

Sooner or later we’ve all got to let go of our past.
Dan Brown

Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Don't be afraid to go out on a limb. That's where the fruit is.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins—not through strength but by perseverance.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The only thing that separates successful people from the ones who aren't is the willingness to work very, very hard.
Helen Gurley Brown

Awe drives imagination.
John Seely Brown

Don’t let the negativity given to you by the world disempower you. Instead give to yourself that which empowers you.
Les Brown

I believe that life is a journey, often difficult and sometimes incredibly cruel, but we are well equipped for it if only we tap into our talents and gifts and allow them to blossom.
Les Brown

Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.
Les Brown

Live out of your imagination instead of your memory.
Les Brown

The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today.
Les Brown

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
Les Brown

You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.
Les Brown

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.
Rita Mae Brown

I believe you are your work. Don't trade the stuff of your life, time, for nothing more than dollars. That's a rotten bargain.
Rita Mae Brown

The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.
Rita Mae Brown

All the wonders you seek are within yourself.
Sir Thomas Brown

No man can justly censure or condemn another, because indeed no man truly knows another.
Sir Thomas Brown

Play keeps us fit physically and mentally.
Stuart Brown

You would think that those who are always talking about family values would want to create an environment of permanent relationships for people of the same sex. But they're not advocating family values. They're advocating their values.
Willie Brown , Mayor of San Francisco

Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.
Robert Browning

Our aspirations are our possibilities.
Robert Browning

Truth is within ourselves. There is an inmost center in us all, where the truth abides in fullness.
Robert Browning

Every day people are straying away from church and going back to God.
Lenny Bruce

The self must know stillness before it can discover its true song.
Ralph Brum

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan

The whole global economy is based on supplying the craving of two percent of the world’s population.
Bill Bryson

An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.
Martin Buber

Everything in life is based on daring.
Martin Buber

Play is the exultation of the possible.
Martin Buber

The best things in life aren't things.
Art Buchwald

Growth itself has the germ of happiness.
Pearl S. Buck

I am comforted by life's stability, by earth's unchangeableness. What has seemed new and frightening assumes its place in the unfolding of knowledge. It is good to know our universe. What is new is only new to us.
Pearl S. Buck

I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings. I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels.
Pearl S. Buck

I love people. I love my family, my children…but inside myself is a place I live all alone and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up.
Pearl S. Buck

Love dies only when growth stops.
Pearl S. Buck

The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
Pearl S. Buck

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible - and achieve it, generation after generation.
Pearl S. Buck

To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.
Pearl S. Buck

We should so provide for old age that it may have no urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next.
Pearl S. Buck

I believe that life is a journey towards God, and that no one has the right to insist that you go a certain road.
Pat Buckley

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.
Buddha


An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.
Buddha

As rain falls equally on the just and the unjust, do not burden your heart with judgments but rain your kindness equally on all.
Buddha

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
Buddha

Delight in mediation and solitude. Compose yourself, be happy. You are a seeker.
Buddha

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
Buddha

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Buddha

Doubt everything. Find your own light.
Buddha

Drink deeply. Live in serenity and joy.
Buddha

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
Buddha

Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well.
Buddha

Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others.
Buddha

Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.
Buddha

Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.
Buddha

He is able who thinks he is able.
Buddha

He who experiences the unity of life sees his own self in all beings, and all beings in his own self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye.
Buddha

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
Buddha

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.
Buddha

In compassion lies the world's true strength.
Buddha

In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.
Buddha

It is better to travel well than to arrive.
Buddha

Love yourself and be awake today, tomorrow, always. First establish yourself in the way, then teach others, and so defeat sorrow. To straighten the crooked you must first do the harder thing--straighten yourself. You are the only master. Who else? Subdue yourself and discover your master.
Buddha

May everyone be happy and safe, and may their hearts be filled with joy.
Buddha

Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine.
Buddha

Meditation brings wisdom – lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.
Buddha

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
Buddha

Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.
Buddha

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
Buddha

Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again, and you will be filled with joy.
Buddha

Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
Buddha

The master of the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which; he simply pursues his vision of excellence in whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he is always doing both.
Buddha

The mind is everything. What you think you become.
Buddha

The only way to bring peace to the earth is to learn to make our own life peaceful.
Buddha

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Buddha

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
Buddha

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth…not going all the way, and not starting.
Buddha

There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.
Buddha

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
Buddha

To him in whom love dwells, the whole world is but one family.
Buddha

To keep the body in good health is a duty – otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
Buddha

To understand everything is to forgive everything.
Buddha

Truths cannot be acquired from words out of other people's mouths. Before Truths can be internalized, they must come from one's own realizations and practices. Through a lifetime of personal practice, human beings are capable of revealing all of the secrets of the cosmic essence. You are your own best judge.
Buddha

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.
Buddha

We do not learn by experience, but by our capacity for experience.
Buddha

When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.
Buddha

You can search the entire universe and not find a single being more worthy of love than you.
Buddha

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
Buddha

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
Buddha

Your work is to discover your work and then, with all your heart, to give yourself to it.
Buddha

They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
Carl W. Buechner

God calls you to the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet.
Frederick Buechner

If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane.
Jimmy Buffett

The more you trust your intuition, the more empowered you become, the stronger you become, and the happier you become.
Gisele Bundchen

All spiritual growth takes place by leaps and bounds, both in the individual and, as here, in the community. The crisis is to be regarded as a nexus of growth.
Jacob Burckhardt

Only the fairy tale equates changelessness with happiness…Permanence means paralysis and death. Only, in movement, with all its pain, is life.
Jacob Burckhardt

Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese.
Billie Burke

All that is necessary for evil to succeed it that good men do nothing,
Edmund Burke

There is a boundary to our passions when we act from feelings; but none when we are under the influence of imagination.
Edmund Burke

To innovate is not to reform.
Edmund Burke

When you have a dream, you've got to grab it and never let it go.
Carol Burnett

Creative thinking is more than just coming up with new ideas. It is about living life in a way that is open, authentic and curious. It is a mindset and approach to everything we do.
Cyndi Burnett

Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.
Leo Burnett

Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make you a far happier and more productive person.
David M. Burns

Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism…confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make you a far happier and more productive person.
David M. Burns

By the time you're eighty years old you've learned everything. You only have to remember it.
George Burns

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
George Burns

I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.
George Burns

You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.
George Burns

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
John Burroughs

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. The longer I live, the more my mind dwells upon the beauty and the wonder of the world.
John Burroughs

Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all – that has been my religion.
John Burroughs

Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.
John Burroughs

The secret to happiness is something to do.
John Burroughs

To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter; to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring – these are some of the rewards of the simple life.
John Burroughs

Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.
William S. Burroughs

In the magical universe there are no coincidences and there are no accidents. Nothing happens unless someone wills it to happen.
William S. Burroughs

What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.
Ellen Burstyn

To me -- old age is always ten years older than I am.
Andre B. Buruch

A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.
Leo Buscaglia

Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would be asked two questions and their answers would determine whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife. The first question was, "Did you bring joy?" The second was, "Did you find joy?"
Leo Buscaglia

Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.
Leo Buscaglia

Everybody needs a hug. It changes your metabolism.
Leo Buscaglia

Let go. Why do you cling to pain? There is nothing you can do about the wrongs of yesterday. It is not yours to judge. Why hold on to the very thing which keeps you from hope and love?
Leo Buscaglia

The easiest thing in the world to be is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position.
Leo Buscaglia

The only people who become wealthy by being concerned with the future are insurance companies.
Leo Buscaglia

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 Buscaglia

A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself – to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart.
Leo Buscaglia

A wonderful realization will be the day you realize that you are unique in all the world. The world is an incredible unfulfilled tapestry, and only you can fulfill that tiny space that is yours.
Leo Buscaglia

Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time…It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.
Leo Buscaglia

Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don`t over-analyze your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness.
Leo Buscaglia

The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.
Leo Buscaglia

The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live.
Leo Buscaglia

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.
Leo Buscaglia

I have opinions of my own—strong opinions—but I don’t always agree with them.
George W. Bush

Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with.
Candace Bushnell

Everyone who's ever taken a shower has had an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.
Nolan Bushnell

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.
Nolan Bushnell

Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and of true progress.
Nicholas Murray Butler

Optimism is the foundation of courage.
Nicholas Murray Butler

You don't start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it's good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That's why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.
Octavia Butler

All animals except man know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.
Samuel Butler

It is tact that is golden, not silence.
Samuel Butler

To do great work a man must be very idle as well as very industrious.
Samuel Butler

Don't go through life. Grow through life.
Eric Butterworth

Life's inmost secret is the divine pattern in you which you can only really know when you are giving yourself in service.
Eric Butterworth

Your fortune is not something to find but to unfold.
Eric Butterworth

The first step to being creative is to get rid of your own unwritten rules.
Mary M. Byers

Life isn’t happening to you; life is responding to you.
Rhonda Byrne

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
Robert Byrne

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.
Lord Byron

Grief should be the instructor of the wise. Sorrow is knowledge: they who know the most must mourn the deepest.
Lord Byron

The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
Lord Byron



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Be afraid of nothing. You have within you all wisdom, all power, all strength, all understanding.
Eileen Caddy


Cease trying to work everything out with your minds, it will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.
Eileen Caddy

Expect your every need to be met, expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level, expect to grow spiritually.
Eileen Caddy

Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.
Eileen Caddy

Live and work but do not forget to play, to have fun in life and really enjoy it.
Eileen Caddy

When you feel that you have reached the end and that you cannot go one step further, when life seems to be drained of all purpose; what a wonderful opportunity to start all over again, to turn over a new page.
Eileen Caddy

Art is whatever you can get away with.
John Cage

Begin anywhere.
John Cage

We are governed not by armies, but by ideas.
Mona Caird

As adults we have quite a bit of work to do, and play seems to function as a protective mechanism against the costs of this work; a buffer against stress, a support during life transitions, a means of forming bonds and alliances, a jump start for creativity and problem-solving.
Christine Caldwell

Ask yourself this question: Will this matter a year from now?
Richard Carlson

When we are dreaming alone it is only a dream. When we are dreaming with others, it is the beginning of reality.
Dom Helder Camara

Creative arts meet soul needs, shift consciousness and both facilitate and enhance learning.
Catherine E. Camden-Pratt

Art is not thinking something up; it is the opposite - getting something down.
Julia Cameron


Art opens the closets, airs out the cellars and attics. It brings healing.
Julia Cameron

Creativity – like human life itself – begins in darkness.
Julia Cameron

Creativity flourishes when we have a sense of safety and self-acceptance.
Julia Cameron

Creativity is always a leap of faith. You're faced with a blank page, blank easel, or an empty stage.
Julia Cameron

Creativity is God's gift to us. Using our creativity is our gift back to God.
Julia Cameron

Creativity is the natural order of life. Life is energy: pure creative energy.
Julia Cameron

Enthusiasm is not an emotional state. It is a spiritual commitment, a loving surrender to our creative process. Enthusiasm – from the Greek, filled with God' – is an ongoing energy supply tapped into the flow of life itself.
Julia Cameron

Growth is an erratic forward movement: two steps forward, one step back. Remember that and be very gentle with yourself.
Julia Cameron

I trust the tempo of my unfolding.
Julia Cameron

In a sense, as we are creative beings, our lives become our work of art.
Julia Cameron

In dance, in composition, in sculpture, the experience is the same: we are more the conduit than the creator of what we express.
Julia Cameron

In order to have a real relationship with our creativity, we must take the time and care to cultivate it.
Julia Cameron

Leap and the net will appear.
Julia Cameron

Love is the substance of all life. Everything is connected in love, absolutely everything.
Julia Cameron

Mystery is at the heart of creativity. That, and surprise.
Julia Cameron

Next to Morning Pages and Artist Dates, the most potent tool for contacting inner guidance and creativity is walking.
Julia Cameron

Nothing dies harder than a bad idea.
Julia Cameron

Perfectionism is not a quest for the best. It is a pursuit of the worst in ourselves, the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough – that we should try again.
Julia Cameron

The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.
Julia Cameron

The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.
Julia Cameron

The grace to be a beginner is always the best prayer for an artist. The beginner's humility and openness lead to exploration. Exploration leads to accomplishment. All of it begins at the beginning, with the first small and scary step.
Julia Cameron

The heart of creativity is an experience of the mystical union; the heart of the mystical union is an experience of creativity.
Julia Cameron

We don't always know what makes us happy. We know, instead, what we think SHOULD. We are baffled and confused when our attempts at happiness fail…We are mute when it comes to naming accurately our own preferences, delights, gifts, talents. The voice of our original self is often muffled, overwhelmed, even strangled, by the voices of other people's expectations. The tongue of the original self is the language of the heart.
Julia Cameron

What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us.
Julia Cameron

Creativity is our true nature; blocks are an unnatural thwarting of a process at once as normal and as miraculous as the blossoming of a flower at the end of a slender green stem.
Julia Cameron

Each of us has an inner dream that we can unfold if we will just have the courage to admit what it is, and the faith to trust our own admission. The admitting is often very difficult.
Julia Cameron

I have learned, as a rule of thumb, never to ask whether you can do something. Say, instead, that you are doing it. Then fasten your seat belt. The most remarkable things follow.
Julia Cameron

Wherever you are is always the right place. There is never a need to fix anything, to hitch up the bootstraps of the soul and start at some higher place. Start right where you are.
Julia Cameron

Every failure to cope with a life situation must be laid, in the end, to a restriction of consciousness. Wars and temper tantrums are the makeshifts of ignorance; regrets are illuminations come too late.
Joseph Campbell

Follow your bliss, and doors will open for you that you never knew existed.
Joseph Campbell

I even have a superstition that has grown on me as the result of invisible hands coming all the time—namely that if you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you.
Joseph Campbell

I think a person who takes a job in order to live - that is to say, for the money - has turned himself into a slave. Work begins when you don't like what you're doing. There's a wise saying: make your hobby your source of income. Then there's no such thing as work, and there's no such thing as getting tired. That's been my own experience. I did just what I wanted to do. It takes a little courage at first, because who the hell wants you to do just what you want to do; they've all got lots of plans for you. But you can make it happen.
Joseph Campbell

If you are to advance, all fixed ideas must go.
Joseph Campbell

If you follow someone else's way, you are not going to realize your potential.
Joseph Campbell

Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.
Joseph Campbell

People say that what we are all seeking is meaning for life. I think that what we're really seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonance within our innnermost being and reality, so that we can actually feel the rapture of being alive.
Joseph Campbell

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
Joseph Campbell

The good life is one hero journey after another. Over and over again, you are called to the realm of adventure. You are called to new horizons. Each time, there is the same problem: do I dare? And then, if you do dare, the dangers are there, and the help also, and the fulfillment or the fiasco. There's always the possibility of a fiasco. But there's also the possibility of bliss.
Joseph Campbell

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
Joseph Campbell

The seat of the soul is where the inner world and the outer world meet.
Joseph Campbell

This is all I ever wanted – to help students and artists see myth as a reflection of the one sublime adventure of life, and then to breath new life into it.
Joseph Campbell

We cannot cure the world of sorrows but we can choose to live in joy.
Joseph Campbell

Where you stumble, there your treasure lies.
Joseph Campbell

When your heart speaks, take good notes.
Judith Campbell

To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
Thomas Campbell

In the midst of winter, I finally learned – that there was in me an invincible summer.
Albert Camus

Life is the sum of all your choices.
Albert Camus

To grow old is to move from passion to compassion.
Albert Camus

We must stitch up what has been torn apart, render justice imaginable in the world which is so obviously unjust, make happiness meaningful for nations poisoned by the misery of this century. Naturally, it is a superhuman task. But tasks are called superhuman when men take a long time to complete them, that is all.
Albert Camus

You have to believe it’s possible and believe in yourself. Because after you’ve decided what you want, you have to believe it’s possible, and possible for you, not just for other people. They you need to seek out models, mentors, and coaches.
Jack Canfield

Self-esteem is a huge piece of my work. You have to believe it's possible and believe in yourself. Because after you've decided what you want, you have to believe it's possible, and possible for you, not just for other people. Then you need to seek out models, mentors, and coaches.
Jack Canfield

There is no freedom like seeing myself as I am and not losing heart.
Elizabeth J. Canham

Love absolutely everything that ever happens in your life.
Paul Cantalupo

Play keeps us vital and alive. It gives us an enthusiasm for life that is irreplaceable. Without it, life just doesn't taste good.
Lucia Capacchione

Play has been man's most useful preoccupation.
Frank Caplan

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
Truman Capote

To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the music the words make.
Truman Capote

Success is following the pattern of life one enjoys most.
Al Capp

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.
Frank Capra

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
Roger Caras

If you are lucky, and if you live long enough, and if you trust your materials and you trust your instincts, you will see things of beauty growing up in front of you, without you having anything to do with it.
Michael Cardew

Have you ever noticed? Anybody going slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac.
George Carlin

The caterpillar does all the work but the butterfly gets all the publicity.
George Carlin

Every day, tell at least one person something you like, admire, or appreciate about them.
Richard Carlson

If someone throws you the ball, you don’t have to catch it.
Richard Carlson

A laugh, to be joyous, must flow from a joyous heart, for without kindness, there can be no true joy.
Thomas Carlyle

Blessed is he who has found his work.
Thomas Carlyle

Every noble work is at first impossible.
Thomas Carlyle

Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
Thomas Carlyle

The age of miracles is here.
Thomas Carlyle

Blessed are the single-hearted, for they shall enjoy much peace. If you refuse to be hurried and pressed, if you stay your soul on God, nothing can keep you from that clearness of spirit which is life and peace. In that stillness you will know what His will is.
Amy Carmichael

All creative people are kids at heart. You've got to play – do stuff that's definitely not work to get off the linear approach to creative work. I keep yo-yos in my office and I play solitaire on my computer.
Steve Carmichael

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.
Andrew Carnegie

There is little success where there is little laughter.
Andrew Carnegie

A smile is nature's best antidote for discouragement. It brings rest to the weary, sunshine to those who are frowning, and hope to those who are hopeless and defeated. A smile is so valuable that it can't be bought, begged, borrowed, or taken away against your will. You have to be willing to give a smile away before it can do anyone else any good. So if someone is too tired or grumpy to flash you a smile, let him have one of yours anyway. Nobody needs a smile as much as the person who has none to give.
Dale Carnegie

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
Dale Carnegie

Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
Dale Carnegie

If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
Dale Carnegie

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
Dale Carnegie

It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
Dale Carnegie

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
Dale Carnegie

Many people think that if they were only in some other place, or had some other job, they would be happy. Well, that is doubtful. So get as much happiness out of what you are doing as you can and don't put off being happy until some future date.
Dale Carnegie

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Dale Carnegie

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon - instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
Dale Carnegie

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Dale Carnegie

Remember, happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
Dale Carnegie

We all have possibilities we don't know about. We can do things we don't even dream we can do.
Dale Carnegie

You can make more friends in two months by becoming more interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.
Dale Carnegie

You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
Dale Carnegie

Every human being must find his own way to cope with severe loss. The only job of a true friend is to facilitate whatever method he chooses.
Caleb Carr

I think that one's art is a growth inside one. I do not think one can explain growth. It is silent and subtle. One does not keep digging up a plant to see how it grows.
Emily Carr

Look at the earth crowded with growth, new and old bursting from their strong roots hidden in the silent, live ground, each seed according to its own kind…each one knowing what to do, each one demanding its own rights on the earth. So artist, you too from the depths of your soul...let your roots creep forth, gaining strength.
Emily Carr

Cancer has changed, and so have I. Life goes on, even becomes normal again. I refused to let cancer wreck my party. There are just too many cool things to do and plan and live for.
Kris Carr

All kids are gifted; some just open their packages earlier than others.
Michael Carr

Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.
Jim Carrey

Be who you are, said the Duchess to Alice, or, if you would like it put more simply, never try to be what you might have been or could have been other than what you should have been.
Lewis Carroll

Begin at the beginning and go on ‘til you come to the end then stop.
Lewis Carroll

Faith is putting all your eggs in God's basket, then counting your blessings before they hatch.
Ramona C. Carroll

Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.
Johnny Carson

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.
Rachel Carson

If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions of the senses are the fertile soil in which the seeds most grow.
Rachel Carson

If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life.
Rachel Carson

It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility.
Rachel Carson

Enhancing creativity is not only for enrichment; it's a vital resource for meeting the challenges and dangers, as well as the opportunities, of the accelerated change climate of the twenty-first century.
Shelly Carson

We are all creative. Creativity is the hallmark human capacity that has allowed us to survive thus far. Our brains are wired to be creative, and the only thing stopping you from expressing the creativity that is your birthright is your belief that there are creative people and uncreative people and that you fall in that second category.
Shelly Carson

You are in possession of one of the world's most powerful supercomputers, one that has virtually unlimited potential not only to change your life, but also to change your world.
Shelly Carson

We should not forget to enjoy the experience of daily creativity, whatever that may entail.
Diane Carter

Remember that not to be happy is not to be grateful.
Elizabeth Carter

We have become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.
Jimmy Carter

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings.
Hodding Carter, Jr.

A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they didn't necessarily want to go but ought to be.
Rosalynn Carter

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver

Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
George Washington Carver

Since new developments are the products of a creative mind, we must therefore stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible.
George Washington Carver

Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again. And what do we teach out children? We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are? We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel. And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel? You must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children.
Pablo Casals

I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance.
Pablo Casals

It takes courage for people to listen to their own goodness and act on it.
Pablo Casals

Say things to the world that are true.
Pablo Casals

The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn't been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him.
Pablo Casals

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
Kathleen Casey

It only takes one person to change your life - you.
Ruth Casey

Happiness is being at peace, being with loved ones, being comfortable…but most of all, it's having those loved ones.
Johnny Cash

You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.
Johnny Cash

Passion should overwhelm reason time and time again.
Alvaro Castagnet

Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn't, it is of no use.
Carlos Castaneda

Things don’t change. You change your way of looking, that’s all.
Carlos Castaneda

We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.
Carlos Castaneda

We have to laugh because laughter, we already know, is the first evidence of freedom.
Rosario Castellanos

Conclusions arrived at through reasoning have very little or no influence in altering the course of our lives.
Carlos Casteneda

A child's attitude toward everything is an artist's attitude.
Willa Cather

Artistic growth is, more than anything else, a refining of the sense of truthfulness. The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy. Only the great artist knows how difficult it is.
Willa Cather

That is happiness: to be dissolved into something completely great.
Willa Cather

Where there is great love there are miracles.
Willa Cather

The more passions and desires one has, the more ways one has of being happy.
Catherine Charlotte de Gramont

A soulmate is an ongoing connection with another individual that the soul picks up again in various times and places over lifetimes. We are attracted to another person at a soul level not because that person is our unique complement, but because by being with that individual, we are somehow provided with an impetus to become whole ourselves.
Edgar Cayce

Be not afraid because you have faltered anywhere. For He has said, I forgive, even as you forgive others. Then how forgiving are you? Answer this, and you will know just how you have been forgiven. It is the law, it is the Lord, it is love.
Edgar Cayce

Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions.
Edgar Cayce

Let thy light shine, then, in dark places.
Edgar Cayce

The more and more each is impelled by that which is intuitive, or the relying upon the soul force within, the greater, the farther, the deeper, the broader, the more constructive may be the result.
Edgar Cayce

The spirit is life. The mind is the builder. The physical is the result.
Edgar Cayce

Believe there are no limits but the sky.
Miguel de Cervantes

Make hay while the sun shines.
Miguel de Cervantes

The pen is the tongue of the mind.
Miguel de Cervantes

Sanity may be madness but the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be.
Miguel de Cervantes - Don Quixote

We live in a rainbow of chaos.
Paul Cézanne

Crises refine life. In them you discover what you are.
Allen K. Chalmers

If you are going through a time of discouragement, there is a time of great personal growth ahead.
Oswald Chambers

Listen to the clues. The next time you feel real joy, stop and think. Pay attention. Because joy is the universe's way of knocking on your mind's door. Hello in there. Is anyone home? Can I leave a message? Yes? Good! The message is that you are happy, and that means that you are in touch with your purpose.
Steve Chandler

How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.
Coco Chanel

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.
Coco Chanel

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Coco Chanel

Laughter is much more important than applause. Applause is almost a duty. Laughter is a reward.
Carol Channing

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow by conflict.
William E. Channing

Ideas are the mightiest influence on earth. One great thought breathed into man may regenerate him.
William E. Channing

Contemplation is the root of awareness and creativity.
Sandra Chantry

All that is worth cherishing begins in the heart.
Suzanne Chapin

To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!
Charlie Chaplin

You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done.
Charlie Chaplin

What is soul? It's like electricity – we don't really know what it is, but it's a force that can light up a room.
Ray Charles

You should live every day like it's your last day because one day you're gonna be right.
Ray Charles

Take what you have and make what you want.
Hilda Charlton

You're never fully dressed without a smile.
Martin Charnin

Life is all about timing…the unreachable becomes reachable, the unavailable become available, the unattainable…attainable. Have the patience, wait it out. It's all about timing.
Stacey Charter

It is quite possible to leave your home for a walk in the early morning air and return a different person – beguiled, enchanted.
Mary Ellen Chase

Just like the butterfly, I too will awaken in my own time.
Deborah Chaskin

Si, se puede! (Yes, we are able!)
Cesar Chavez

To see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
Stephen Chbosky

We accept the love we think we deserve.
Stephen Chbosky

Do not underestimate your ability.
Geshe Chekawa

Man is what he believes.
Anton Chekhov

The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.
John Vance Cheney

If grass can grow through cement, love can find you at every time in your life.
Cher

Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never have the possibility of being great.
Cher

Teach them how to fly.
Dan Chesbro

There is only God. There is only good.
Dan Chesbro

Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world. It beats money and power and influence.
Henry Chester

And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.
G.K. Chesterton

Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.
G.K. Chesterton

I do not believe in fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in fate that falls on them unless they act.
G.K. Chesterton

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
G.K. Chesterton

The true object of all human life is play.
G.K. Chesterton

The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
G.K. Chesterton

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.
G.K. Chesterton

There is one thing which gives radiance to everything. It is the idea of something around the corner.
G.K. Chesterton

To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.
G.K. Chesterton

Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternatives.
Maurice Chevalier

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
Chief Seattle

Do not carry the burden of the past; do not live in the future. The only important thing is that one lives in the present authentically and fully. Whatever your current life is, be the most you can be by living in the moment.
Chan Chih

Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.
Julia Child

Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health.
Julia Child

Appreciation and gratitude are a must if you choose to become the architect of increased happiness and your own fulfillment.
Doc Childre

Like snowflakes, the human pattern is never cast twice. We are uncommonly and marvelously intricate in thought and action, our problems are most complex and, too often, silently borne.
Alice Childress

He who possesses the source of enthusiasm will achieve great things. Doubt not. You will gather friends around you as a hair clasp gathers the hair.
I Ching

If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold onto.
Tao Te Ching

Whoever can see through all fear will always be safe.
Tao Te Ching

Judge nothing, you will be happy. Forgive everything, you will be happier. Love everything, you will be happiest.
Sri Chinmoy

It’s also helpful to realize that this very body that we have, that’s sitting right here right now…with its aches and its pleasures…is exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, fully alive.
Pema Chodron

As long as we're caught up in always looking for certainty and happiness, rather than honoring the taste and smell and quality of exactly what is happening, as long as we're always running from discomfort, we're going to be caught in a cycle of unhappiness and discomfort, and we will feel weaker and weaker. This way of seeing helps us develop inner strength. And what's especially encouraging is the view that inner strength is available to us at just the moment when we think that we've hit the bottom, when things are at their worst.
Pema Chödrön

Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.
Pema Chödrön

If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.
Pema Chödrön

Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.
Pema Chödrön

Now is the only time. How we relate to it creates the future. In other words, if we're going to be more cheerful in the future, it's because of our aspiration and exertion to be cheerful in the present. What we do accumulates; the future is the result of what we do right now.
Pema Chödrön

The greatest obstacle to connecting with our joy is resentment.
Pema Chödrön

The truth you believe and cling to makes you unavailable to hear anything new.
Pema Chödrön

We work on ourselves in order to help others, but also we help others in order to work on ourselves.
Pema Chödrön

When there's a disappointment, I don't know if it's the end of the story. It may just be the beginning of a great adventure.
Pema Chödrön

When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it's bottomless.
Pema Chödrön

If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.
Noam Chomsky

Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so. If you assume there is no hope, you guarantee there will be no hope.
Norm Chomsky

According to Vedanta, there are only two symptoms of enlightenment, just two indications that a transformation is taking place within you toward a higher consciousness. The first symptom is that you stop worrying. Things don't bother you anymore. You become light hearted and full of joy. The second symptom is that you encounter more and more meaningful coincidences in your life, more and more synchronicities. And this accelerates to the point where you actually experience the miraculous.
Deepak Chopra

Creativity is the evolutionary impulse in the Universe.
Deepak Chopra

Everyone has a purpose in life…a unique gift or special talent to give to others. And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the ecstasy and exultation of our own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of all goals.
Deepak Chopra

Find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.
Deepak Chopra

Inner silence promotes clarity of mind; It makes us value the inner world; It trains us to go inside to the source of peace and inspiration when we are faced with problems and challenges.
Deepak Chopra

Intentions compressed into words enfold magical power.
Deepak Chopra

Joy is a return to the deep harmony of body, mind, and spirit that was yours at birth and that can be yours again. That openness to love, that capacity for wholeness with the world around you, is still within you.
Deepak Chopra

Just as light brightens darkness, discovering inner fulfillment can eliminate any disorder or discomfort. This is truly the key to creating balance and harmony in everything you do
Deepak Chopra

Know that you have a center. Know that you belong there. Know that the path to the center takes no effort.
Deepak Chopra

Life is a field of unlimited possibilities.
Deepak Chopra

Live your life with an appreciation of coincidences and you connect with the field of infinate possibilities.
Deepak Chopra

Losing touch with spirit does nothing to the field of creativity, which is beyond harm; but it can do much to damage a person's chance in life.
Deepak Chopra

On the path to love, impossibilities are resolved by turning non-love into love.
Deepak Chopra

Remember, in our inmost being, we are all completely lovable because spirit is love. Beyond what anyone can make you think or feel about yourself, your unconditioned spirit stands, shining with a love nothing can tarnish.
Deepak Chopra

Silence is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that comes from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence.
Deepak Chopra

Synchronicity is choreographed by a great, pervasive intelligence that lies at the heart of nature, and is manifest in each of us through intuitive knowledge.
Deepak Chopra

This is the nature of genius, to be able to grasp the knowable even when no one else recognizes that it is present.
Deepak Chopra

We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment, but it is transient. It is a little parenthesis in eternity. If we share with caring, lightheartedness, and love, we will create abundance and joy for each other. And then this moment will have been worthwhile.
Deepak Chopra

When you live your life with an appreciation of coincidences and their meanings, you connect with the underlying field of infinite possibilities.
Deepak Chopra

With spiritual growth comes new creative potential, leading to the realization that you are pure potential, able to fill any creative impulse.
Deepak Chopra

However good or bad you feel about your relationship, the person you are with at this moment is the ‘right' person, because he or she is the mirror of who you are inside.
Deepak Chopra

The power of the word is real whether or not you are conscious of it.
Sonia Choquette

Your own words are the bricks and mortar of the dreams you want to realize. Your words are the greatest power you have. The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience.
Sonia Choquette

Be open to the possibility that there is more to you than the fruit you bear.
Tamara Christensen

Write even when you don't want to, don't much like what you're writing, and aren't writing particularly well.
Agatha Christie

Women observe subconsciously a thousand little details, without knowing they are doing so. Their subconscious mind adds these little things together – and they call the result intuition.
Agatha Christie

Acquire the courage to believe in yourself. Many of the things that you have been taught were at one time the radical ideas of individuals who had the courage to believe what their own hearts and minds told them was true, rather than accept the common beliefs of their day.
Ching Ning Chu

With synchronicity, all the resources we need are made available for us at the precise moment that is appropriate. The people who come into our lives are the ones we need at that moment in time. Everything is perfect. We only need to recognize this to tune into the flow. Everything happens for a reason and every experience is a learning experience.
Alex Chua

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Winston Churchill

Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.
Winston Churchill

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
Winston Churchill

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Winston Churchill

I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
Winston Churchill

I have never developed indigestion from eating my words.
Winston Churchill

I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
Winston Churchill

I like to learn, but I don't like to be taught.
Winston Churchill

If you're going through hell, keep going.
Winston Churchill

Never, never, never, never give up.
Winston Churchill

Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts.
Winston Churchill

The maxim ‘Nothing but perfection’ may be spelled ‘Paralysis’.
Winston Churchill

The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.
Winston Churchill

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Winston Churchill

The price of greatness is responsibility.
Winston Churchill

These are great days.
Winston Churchill

To every person there comes in their lifetime that special moment when you are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to you and your talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds you unprepared or unqualified for work which could have been your finest hour.
Winston Churchill

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
Winston Churchill

You create your own universe as you go along. The stronger your imagination, the more variegated your universe. When you leave off dreaming, the universe ceases to exist.
Winston Churchill

Anyone who has a library and a garden wants for nothing.
Cicero

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
Cicero

Gratitude is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all others.
Cicero

I look upon the pleasure we take in a garden as one of the most innocent delights in human life.
Cicero

Life is nothing without friendship.
Cicero

Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.
Cicero

Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents and everyone is writing a book.
Cicero

We were born to unite with our fellow men, and to join in community with the human race.
Cicero

Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things cannot be changed.
Tom Clancy

Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away.
Tom Clancy

If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably does not lead anywhere.
Frank A. Clark

Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark

In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy.
Albert Clarke

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Arthur C. Clarke

New ideas pass through three periods: 1) It can’t be done. 2) It probably can be done, but it’s not worth doing. 3) I knew it was a good idea all along!
Arthur C. Clarke

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke

Seek to do good, and you will find that happiness will run after you.
James Freeman Clarke

Creativity is not a talent. It is a way of operating.
John Cleese

If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.
John Cleese

Laughter is the best creative medicine.
John Cleese

Each of us possesses a creative self. Claiming that is a transformational art. When you begin to act on your creativity, what you find inside may be more valuable than what you produce for the external world. The ultimate creative act is to express what is most authentic and individual about you.
Eileen M. Clegg

Great opportunity is usually disguised as unsolvable problems.
Gretchen G. Clement

I really think that anyone who's fortunate enough to live to be over fifty years old should take some time, even if it's just a couple of weekends, to sit down and write the story of your life, even if it's only twenty pages, and even if it's only for your children and grandchildren…You'll be surprised what you find.
Bill Clinton

We each have a role that requires us to change and become more responsible for shaping our own future.
Hillary Rodham Clinton

Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work.
Chuck Close

The only rule is that there are no rules.
Del Close

When I dream, I am ageless.
Elizabeth Coatsworth

Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.
Paulo Coelho

Behind a cold face there is always an insecure heart.
Paulo Coelho

By risking failure, disappointment, disillusion, but never ceasing in your search for love. As long as you keep looking, you will triumph in the end.
Paulo Coelho

Each human being was given two possibilities: action and contemplation. Both lead to the same place.
Paulo Coelho

Everybody has a creative potential and from the moment you can express this creative potential, you can start changing the world.
Paulo Coelho

Everything tells me that I am about to make a wrong decision, but making mistakes is just part of life. What does the world want of me? Does it want me to take no risks, to go back to where I came from because I don't have the courage to say “yes” to life?
Paulo Coelho

It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting. Before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World tests everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so that we can, in addition to realizing our dreams, master the lessons we have learned as we have moved toward that dream.
Paulo Coelho

Man improves himself as he follows his path; if he stands still, waiting to improve before he makes a decision, he'll never move.
Paulo Coelho

We don't need to explain our love. We only need to show it.
Paulo Coelho

You don't need to explain your dreams. They belong to you.
Paulo Coelho

When work, commitment, and pleasure all become one and you reach that deep well where passion lives, nothing is impossible.
Nancy Coey

Envy is the art of counting another's blessings instead of your own.
Harold Coffin

A possibility thinker notices a problem just long enough to get excited about the solution.
Alan Cohen


Abundance is not a number or acquisition. It is the simple recognition of enoughness.
Alan Cohen

Ask for peace first, and you will clearly see your next step.
Alan Cohen

Dance on the edge of mystery.
Alan Cohen

Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.
Alan Cohen

Every choice before you represents the universe inviting you to remember who you are and what you want.
Alan Cohen

Everything will line up perfectly when knowing and living the truth becomes more important than looking good.
Alan Cohen

Fascination is fertilizer. Whatever you place your attention on grows.
Alan Cohen

Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows, and the more power you have to use it on your behalf. If you do not practice gratefulness, its benefaction will go unnoticed, and your capacity to draw on its gifts will be diminished. To be grateful is to find blessings in everything, This is the most powerful attitude to adopt, for there are blessings in everything.
Alan Cohen

How good can you let it get?
Alan Cohen

If you have good wealth mentality.... you will generate wealth wherever you go. Even if you lose money temporarily, your wealth mentality will attract it again. If you have a lack mentality, no matter how much you receive or what financial opportunities come your way, wealth will evade you or, if it comes, it won't last.
Alan Cohen

It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen

Joy is not the result of getting what you want; it is the way to get what you want. In the deepest sense, joy is what you want.
Alan Cohen

Life does not require you to sacrifice or compromise your joy to get what you want. Joy is what you want, so when you choose in harmony with it, you are fulfilling your purpose in living.
Alan Cohen

Live your spirit's dreams, not your mind's.
Alan Cohen

Money is not the root of all evil…ignorance is the root of all evil. People do cruel and foolish things for money because they feel oppressed by a sense of lack. If people knew their power to generate wealth, they would never fight or hurt each other over money.
Alan Cohen

Money is your friend. Your body is your friend. Life is your friend.
Alan Cohen

Only those who ask for more can get more and only those who know there is more, ask.
Alan Cohen

Simply be who you are, do what you do best, be where you are called by joy, and let life work its magic on your behalf.
Alan Cohen

Successful people pay more attention to their visions and goals than to history and the opinions of others.
Alan Cohen

The difference between famous creators and struggling artists is that the creators know that improving the lives of others deserves the highest reward.
Alan Cohen

The same source that gave you the idea, will give you the means to see it through.
Alan Cohen

Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.
Alan Cohen

Truly creative people care a little about what they have done, and a lot about what they are doing. Their driving focus is the life force that surges in them now.
Alan Cohen

We believe we are hurt when we don't receive love. But that is not what hurts us. Our pain comes when we do not give love. We were born to love. You might say that we are divinely created love machines. We function most powerfully when we are giving love. The world has led us to believe that our wellbeing is dependent on other people loving us. But this is kind of upside down thinking that has caused so many of our problems. The truth is our well being is dependent on our giving love. It is not about what comes back; it is about what goes out!
Alan Cohen

Wouldn't it be powerful if you fell in love with yourself so deeply that you would do just about anything if you knew it would make you happy? This is precisely how much life loves you and wants you to nurture yourself. The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. They you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out.
Alan Cohen

Life is playfulness…We need to play so that we can rediscover the magic all around us.
Flora Colao

Put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth, without pity, and destroy most of it.
Colette

Sit down, and put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth, without pity, and destroy most of it.
Colette

Total absence of humor renders life impossible.
Colette

We only do well the things we like doing.
Colette

Make something every day. Make a song, make a move, make a friend, make a difference.
Pat Collelo

Sooner or later comes a crisis in our affairs, and how we meet it determines our future happiness and success. Since the beginning of time, every form of life has been called upon to meet such crisis.
Robert Collier

Visualize this thing you want. See it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin.
Robert Collier

You can do anything you think you can. This knowledge is literally the gift of the gods, for through it you can solve every human problem. It should make of you an incurable optimist. It is the open door.
Robert Collier

Good is the enemy of great.
Jim Collins

If we knew each other’s secrets, what comfort we could find.
John Churton Collins

Experience is how life catches up with us and teaches us to love and forgive each other.
Judy Collins

When inspiration does not come, I go for a walk, go to the movie, talk to a friend, let go…The muse is bound to return again, especially if I turn my back.
Judy Collins

Determination and perseverance move the world; thinking that others will do it for you is a sure way to fail.
Marva Collins

If you can’t make a mistake, you can’t make anything.
Marva Collins

The essence of teaching is to make learning contagious, to have one idea spark another.
Marva Collins

There is a brilliant child locked inside every student.
Marva Collins

Choose a job you love and you will never work another day in your life.
Confucius

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Confucius

If there be righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in character. If there be beauty in character, there will be harmony in the home. If there be harmony in the home, there will be order in the nation. If there be order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.
Confucius

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
Confucius

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
Confucius

Plant a thought, reap an act. Plant an act, reap a habit. Plant a habit, reap a character. Plant a character, reap a destiny.
Confucius

The more a man knows, the more he forgives.
Confucius

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
Confucius

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
Confucius

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
Confucius

To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Confucius

To know that you know, and to know that you don’t know – that is real wisdom.
Confucius

To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.
Confucius

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
Confucius

When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it; this is knowledge.
Confucius

When you meet someone better than yourself, turn your thoughts to becoming his equal. When you meet someone not as good as you are, look within and examine your own self.
Confucius

Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life.
William Congreve

Resistance is thought transformed into feeling. Change the thought that creates the resistance, and there is no more resistance.
Robert Conklin

Angels are inseparable friends, who bring strength and consolation to those who include them in their lives. In truth, angels are our best friends.
Janice T. Connell

The one way to get thin is to re-establish a purpose in life.
Cyril Connolly

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
James Cook

Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.
Mary Lou Cook

Creativity makes a leap, then looks to see where it is.
Mason Cooley

All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.
Calvin Coolidge

No man ever listened his way out of a job.
Calvin Coolidge

No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
Calvin Coolidge

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Calvin Coolidge

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
Bill Cosby

Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home.
Bill Cosby

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.
Bill Cosby

True friendship is like sound health. The value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
Charles Caleb Cotton

Every day in every way I’m getting better and better.
Emile Coue

Appreciation can make a day – even change a life.
Margaret Cousins

If something comes to life in others because of you, then you have made an approach to immortality.
Norman Cousins

Laughter is a form of internal jogging. It moves your internal organs around. It enhances respiration. It is an igniter of great expectations.
Norman Cousins

Life is an adventure in forgiveness.
Norman Cousins

Man is not imprisoned by habit. Great changes in him can be wrought by crisis -- once that crisis can be recognized and understood.
Norman Cousins

The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started.
Norman Cousins

An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational success.
Stephen R. Covey

Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
Stephen R. Covey

Every human has four endowments – self-awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom…The power to choose, to respond, to change.
Stephen R. Covey

If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.
Stephen R. Covey

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Stephen R. Covey

Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
Stephen R. Covey

Nothing is more exciting and bonding in relationships than creating together.
Stephen R. Covey

Opposition is a natural part of life. Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition – such as lifting weights – we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity.
Stephen R. Covey

Our greatest joy and our greatest pain comes in our relationships with others.
Stephen R. Covey

People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.
Stephen R. Covey

Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
Stephen R. Covey

The most important ingredient we put into any relationship is not what we say or what we do, but what we are.
Stephen R. Covey

To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground.
Stephen R. Covey

Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships.
Stephen R. Covey

We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things, we can accomplish our goals.
Stephen R. Covey

What you do has far greater impact than what you say.
Stephen R. Covey

Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
Stephen R. Covey

To be successful we must live from our imaginations, not from our memories.
Steven Covey

Of all ills that one endures, hope is a cheap and universal cure.
Abraham Cowley

Grief is itself a medicine.
William Cowper

The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
William Cowper

The garden is a love song, a duet between a human being and Mother Nature.
Jeff Cox

We can escape the prison of our own beliefs and enter the Palace of Possibilities when we allow ourselves to be astonished by everything.
Gary Craig

It’s not what you do once in a while, it’s what you do day in and day out that makes a difference.
Jenny Craig

Losing weight for a big event is a great reason for you to call Jenny Craig, but don't forget the biggest of event all, your life.
Jenny Craig

Self-love is the only weight-loss aid that really works in the long run.
Jenny Craig

The act of drawing is soul work; a path to the sacred and a movement toward realization, transformation, integration, nourishment, and wholeness.
Meinrad Craighead

What is a friend? I will tell you. It is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.
Frank Crane

There’s a wonder in the way we’re always free, to change the world by changing how we see.
Cyndi Craven

Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.
Broderick Crawford

Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.
Roger Crawford

I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out.
Roy Croft

Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.
John C. Crosby

Being diagnosed with cancer really opened my eyes to the fact anyone can have it and that even though we think we have control over everything in our lives, we don't.
Sheryl Crow

Let's face it, life is a constant challenge. It's full of unexpected detours that no one but you can navigate.
Sheryl Crow

More than 10 million Americans are living with cancer, and they demonstrate the ever-increasing possibility of living beyond cancer.
Sheryl Crow

If you're dedicated, if it's something that lives and breathes in your heart, then you've simply got to go ahead and do it.
Rodney Crowell

The joy of life consists in the exercise of one's energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal.
Aleister Crowley

Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He's going to be up all night anyway.
Mary C. Crowley

Instead of seeing the rug being pulled from under us, we can learn to dance on the shifting carpet.
Thomas Crum

Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.
Cesar Cruz

A joyful life is an individual creation that cannot be copied from a recipe.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Even without success, creative persons find joy in a job well done. Learning for its own sake is rewarding.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Studying creativity is not an elite distraction, but provides one of the most exciting models for living.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

A business is successful to the extent that it provides a product or service that contributes to happiness in all of its forms.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

A leader will find it difficult to articulate a coherent vision unless it expresses his core values, his basic identity….one must first embark on the formidable journey of self-discovery in order to create a vision with authentic soul.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Creative individuals tend to be smart, yet also naïve at the same time… Creative individuals have a combination of playfulness and discipline, or responsibility and irresponsibility.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Creativity is a central source of meaning in our lives…most of the things that are interesting, important, and human are the results of creativity…when we are involved in it, we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Creativity is any act, idea, or product that changes an existing domain, or that transforms an existing domain into a new one.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Find a way to express what moves you.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

For better or worse, our future is now closely tied to human creativity.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

It does not seem to be true that work necessarily needs to be unpleasant. It may always have to be hard, or at least harder than doing nothing at all. But there is ample evidence that work can be enjoyable, and that indeed, it is often the most enjoyable part of life.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

The process of ‘becoming alive' is the flow experience.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

I'd rather teach one bird to sing than ten thousand stars how not to dance.
e. e. cummings

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
e. e. cummings

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
e. e. cummings

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
e. e. cummings

To be nobody but myself-in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make me somebody else-means to fight the hardest battle any human can fight, and never stop fighting.
e. e. cummings

Do not save your living speeches for your friends 'til they are dead; do not write them on their tombstones, speak them rather now instead.
Anna Cummins

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Madame Curie

It would be a fine thing, in which I hardly dare believe, to pass our lives near each other, hypnotized by our dreams.
Pierre Curie

When looking for the tree of truth in a forest of illusions…the only reliable compass is one’s soul.
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As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well used brings happy death.
Leonardo da Vinci


I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.
Leonardo da Vinci

It's easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.
Leonardo da Vinci

Just as iron rusts from disuse, even so does inaction spoil the intellect.
Leonardo da Vinci

Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.
Leonardo da Vinci

Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.
Leonardo da Vinci

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Leonardo da Vinci

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Leonardo da Vinci

Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.
Roald Dahl

Compassion is not religious business, it is human business. It is not luxury. It is essential for our own peace and mental stability. It is essential for human survival.
Dalai Lama


I am open to the guidance of synchronicity, and do not let expectations hinder my path.
Dalai Lama

I believe each human being has the potential to change, to transform one's own attitude, no matter how difficult the situation.
Dalai Lama

I feel that the essence of spiritual practice is your attitude toward others. When you have a pure, sincere motivation, then you have right attitude toward others based on kindness, compassion, love and respect.
Dalai Lama

I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
Dalai Lama

I find that because of modern technological evolution and our global economy, and as a result of the great increase in population, our world has greatly changed: it has become much smaller. However, our perceptions have not evolved at the same pace; we continue to cling to old national demarcations and the old feelings of ‘us’ and ‘them’.
Dalai Lama

If we want to save the world, we must have a plan. But no plan will work unless we meditate.
Dalai Lama

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
Dalai Lama

In the past, destruction of your neighbour might have been considered a victory, but today we are all interdependent. We live in a global economy; we face problems like climate change that affect us all. The 7 billion human beings alive today belong to one human family. In the context that others’ interests are in our interest and our interest is in their interest, the use of force is self-destructive.
Dalai Lama

It is time to fill the world with strong and powerful deeds. It is common knowledge that no great captain in the world has ever destroyed all of his enemies and lived with a sense of satisfaction. If one enemy is killed, two more will appear. It is important we cultivate love and compassion to all the sentient beings which is the way to bring peace to all.
Dalai Lama

Our business is to be happy.
Dalai Lama

Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free.
Dalai Lama

Peace, in the sense of the absence of war, is of little value to someone who is dying of hunger or cold. It will not remove the pain of torture inflicted on a prisoner of conscience. It does not comfort those who have lost their loved ones in floods caused by senseless deforestation in a neighboring country. Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free.
Dalai Lama

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Dalai Lama

Sleep is the best meditation.
Dalai Lama

Spend some time alone every day.
Dalai Lama

The basic thing is that everyone wants happiness, no one wants suffering. And happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than external factors. If you own mental attitude is correct, even if you remain in a hostile atmosphere, you feel happy.
Dalai Lama

The more we think of others, the happier we are. The more we think of ourselves, the more suffering we feel.
Dalai Lama

The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one's life.
Dalai Lama

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
Dalai Lama

To be aware of a single shortcoming in oneself is more useful than to be aware of a thousand in someone else.
Dalai Lama

Ultimately the creator is one's own mind.
Dalai Lama

We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
Dalai Lama

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
Dalai Lama

When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes other feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.
Dalai Lama

With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.
Dalai Lama

Without inner peace it is impossible to have world peace.
Dalai Lama

Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.
Salvador Dali

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
Salvador Dali

There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.
Salvador Dali

I am not strange, I am just not normal.
Salvador Dali

We all woke up this morning and we had with it the amazing return of our conscious mind. We recovered minds with a complete sense of self and a complete sense of our own existence – yet we hardly ever pause to consider this wonder.
Antonio Damasio

Do not condemn the judgment of another because it differs from your own. You may both be wrong.
Dandemis

I dare you, while there is still time, to have a magnificent obsession.
William Danforth

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.
Anthony J. D'Angelo

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
Anthony J. D'Angelo

Dream the impossible dream.
Joe Darion

You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man’s freedom. You can only be free if I am free.
Clarence Darrow

At no time am I a quick thinker or writer: whatever I have done in science has solely been by long pondering, patience and industry.
Charles Darwin

The highest stage in moral culture at which we can arrive is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
Charles Darwin

It always comes back to just letting go with love. Just put the love in it. Whatever it is, and if you can't put love in it, don't do it.
Bhagavan Das

Everything in your life is there as a vehicle for your transformation. Use it!
Ram Dass

If you're too busy to enjoy life, you're too busy.
Jeff Davidson

Life is chance to grow a soul.
A. Powell Davies

What is this life if, full of care, we have not time to stand and stare.
W. H. Davies

Don't be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.
Belva Davis

If you risk nothing, you risk everything.
Geena Davis

The human brain is the last, and greatest, scientific frontier. It is truly an internal cosmos that lies contained within our skulls. The more than 100 billion nerve cells and trillion supporting cells that make up your brain and mind constitute the most elaborate structure in the known universe.
Joel Davis

Do not fear mistakes, there are none.
Miles Davis

I'm always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning. Every day I find something creative to do with my life.
Miles Davis

It's not about standing still and becoming safe. If anybody wants to keep creating they have to be about change.
Miles Davis

Sometimes you have to play for a long time to be able to play like yourself.
Miles Davis

We are weaving the future on the loom of today.
Grace Stricker Dawson

If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends, you talk to your enemies.
Moche Dayan

The journey between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place.
Barbara De Angelis

Living with integrity means: Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships. Asking for what you want and need from others. Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension. Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values. Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe.
Barbara De Angelis

We need to find the courage to say NO to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity.
Barbara De Angelis

Creative thinking is not a talent, it is a skill that can be learned. It empowers people by adding strength to their natural abilities which improves teamwork, productivity and, where appropriate, profits.
Edward de Bono

Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea.
Edward de Bono

Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone.
Edward de Bono

Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.
Edward de Bono

Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing.
Edward de Bono

Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting.
Edward de Bono

Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.
Edward de Bono

It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be always right by having no ideas at all.
Edward de Bono

There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.
Edward de Bono

He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all.
Miguel De Cervantes

The whole of life lies in the verb seeing.
Teilhard de Chardin

We are each of us angels with only one wing. And we can only fly embracing each other.
Luciano de Crescenzo

With the gift of listening comes the gift of healing.
Catherine de Hueck Doherty

I want to touch the heart of the world and make it smile.
Charles de Lint

Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.
Agnes de Mille

The truest expression of a people is in its dance and music.
Agnes de Mille

He who would travel happily must travel light.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

How could there be any question of acquiring or possessing, when the one thing needful for a man is to become – to be at last, and to die in the fullness of his being.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Fear is a greater evil than evil itself.
St. Francis de Sales

Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign that something is eating us.
Peter De Vries

Dream as if you'll live forever…live as if you'll die today.
James Dean

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
Charles Dederich

The first person I learned I could make happy with laughter was my mother, whom I idolize. It was a powerful thing to realize. I knew I had found my life's work.
Ellen DeGeneres

To awaken each morning with a smile brightening my face; to greet the day with reverence for the opportunities it contains; to approach my work with a clean mind; to hold ever before me, even in the doing of little things, the ultimate purpose toward which I am working; to meet men and women with laughter on my lips and love in my heart; to be gentle, kind, and courteous through all the hours; to approach the night with weariness that ever woos sleep and the joy that comes from work well done - this is how I desire to waste wisely my days.
Thomas Dekker

An artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.
Eugene Delacroix

The secret of not having worries, for me at least, is to have ideas.
Eugene Delacroix

The source of genius is imagination alone.
Eugène Delacroix

What moves men of genius, or rather what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.
Eugene Delacroix

Fate chooses our relatives, we choose our friends.
Jacques Delille

Music is an outburst of the soul.
Frederick Delius

You are unrepeatable. There is a magic about you that is all your own.
D. M. Dellinger

The quality of your life is based on the quality of the questions you ask.
John Demartini

Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.
Cecil B. DeMille

Think first of the action that is right to take, think later about coping with one’s fears.
Barbara Deming

People are born with intrinsic motivation, self-esteem, dignity, curiosity to learn, joy in learning.
W. Edwards Deming

Give back what you have learned. Share your experience.
Deng Ming-Dao

Worry is an addiction that interferes with compassion.
Deng Ming-Dao

Play will never kill you, work will. I have never worked a day in my life.
Dr. Leila Denmark , was America's oldest practicing physician at 103

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
Max DePree

I think, therefore I am.
René Descartes

Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win.
Bernadette Devlin

Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A word of optimism and hope. A you can do it when things are tough.
Richard DeVos

The only things that stand between a person and what they want in life are the will to try it and the faith to believe it's possible.
Richard DeVos

Remember that the six most expensive words in business are: ‘We’ve always done it that way.’
Catherine DeVrye

Minds are like parachutes: they only function when open.
Thomas Dewar

To me faith means not worrying.
John Dewey

Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.
John Dewey

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of the imagination.
John Dewey

Better than a thousand useless words is one single word that gives peace.
The Dhammapada

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.
John Diamond

The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words.
Phillip K. Dick

Do all the good you can and make as little fuss about it as possible.
Charles Dickens

Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
Charles Dickens

I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.
Charles Dickens

It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away.
Charles Dickens

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
Charles Dickens

Beauty is not caused. It is.
Emily Dickinson

Hope is a thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all.
Emily Dickinson

That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.
Emily Dickinson

The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.
Emily Dickinson

Unable are the loved to die for love is immortality.
Emily Dickinson

I dwell in possibility.
Emily Dickinson

The brain is wider than the sky.
Emily Dickinson

The mere sense of living is joy enough.
Emily Dickinson

The possible's slow fuse is lit by the imagination.
Emily Dickinson

To be alive is power, existing in itself, without a further function, omnipotence enough.
Emily Dickinson

Where thou art - that - is home.
Emily Dickinson

Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
Albert Diderot

I write to discover what I think.
Joan Didion

Freedom is the right to be wrong, not the right to do wrong.
John Diefenbaker

It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.
Marlene Dietrich

Change occurs at the edges, without permission.
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The shortest distance between two people is a story.
Patti Digh

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
Annie Dillard

I have never read any theologian who claims God is particularly interested in religion, anyway.
Annie Dillard

No one escapes the wilderness on the way to the promised land.
Annie Dillard

Then we sat at the edge of the earth, with our feet dangling over the side, and marveled that we had found each other.
Erick Dillard

I’m at an age when my back goes out more than I do.
Phyllis Diller

All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them.
Isak Dinesen

The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea.
Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen)

To be a person is to have a story to tell.
Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen)

Time is the physician that heals every grief.
Diphilus

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.
Walt Disney

I believe in being an innovator.
Walt Disney

If you dream it, you can do it.
Walt Disney

It is kind of fun to do the impossible.
Walt Disney

Somehow I can’t believe there are many heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secret of making dreams come true. This special secret can be summarized in four C’s. They are: curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of these is confidence.
Walt Disney

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
Walt Disney

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
Walt Disney

When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.
Walt Disney

We should never wait for science to give us permission to do the uncommon; if we do, then we are turning science into another religion.
Joe Dispenza

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
Benjamin Disraeli

Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.
Benjamin Disraeli

I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?
Benjamin Disraeli

Man is only truly great when he acts from his passions.
Benjamin Disraeli

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
Benjamin Disraeli

No success in public life can compensate for failure in the home.
Benjamin Disraeli

Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
Benjamin Disraeli

Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.
Benjamin Disraeli

The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
Benjamin Disraeli

To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
Benjamin Disraeli

We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
Benjamin Disraeli

We are not creatures of circumstance; we are creators of circumstance.
Benjamin Disraeli

You never lose until you quit trying.
Mike Ditka

If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.
Jack Dixon

Don't marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
James C. Dobson

Luck is largely a matter of paying attention.
Susan M. Dodd

No man is an island.
John Donne

Being worthy isn't something you earn, it's something you recognize.
Mike Dooley

It only ‘doesn't work out' if you quit. Never, ever quit!
Mike Dooley

The secret to living the life of your dreams is to start living the life of your dreams today, in every little way you possibly can.
Mike Dooley

All art, whether it pleases us or not, helps to add color, excitement, joy, or sadness and, most often, a sense of awe to our life's experience.
Henry O. Dorman

To succeed…You need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Tony Dorsett

I simply don't know how anyone can write at great speed, and only for the money's sake.
Feodor Dostoevsky

It's the great mystery of human life that old grief passes gradually into quiet tender joy.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things. Once you perceive it, you will begin to comprehend it better every day. And you will come at last to love the whole world with an all-embracing love.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The soul is healed by being with children.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Cancer did not bring me to my knees, it brought me to my feet.
Michael Douglas

We need images and myths through which we can see who we are and what we might become.
Christine Downing

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Hugh Downs

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

When nothing is sure, everything is possible.
Margaret Drabble

How could any entrepreneur, confronted by such amazing opportunities to help transform the world and to do so with such extraordinary colleagues, be tempted to lose focus?
Bill Drayton

Don't say, Yes! Just take my hand and dance with me.
Oriah Mountain Dreamer

I want to remind us all that the world is listening, all the time. How we are ripples out from us into the world and affects others. We have a responsibility – an ability to respond – to the world. Finding our particular way of living this responsibility, of offering who we are to the world, is why we are here. We are called because the world needs us to embody the meaning in our lives. God needs us awake.
Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Take me to the places on the earth that teach you how to dance, the places where you can risk letting the world break your heart, and I will take you to the places where the earth beneath my feet and the stars overhead make my heart whole again and again.
Oriah Mountain Dreamer

What if the question is not why I am so infrequently the person I really want to be, but why do I so infrequently want to be the person I really am?
Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Who you really are is enough.
Oriah Mountain Dreamer

If worry were an effective weight-loss program, women would be invisible.
Nancy Drew

In your heart, keep one still secret spot where dreams may go and be sheltered so they may thrive and grow.
Louise Driscoll

Business has only two basic functions - marketing and innovation.
Peter F. Drucker

Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked leadership is defined by results not attributes.
Peter F. Drucker

Entrepreneurs innovate. Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. It is the act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.
Peter F. Drucker

Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice.
Peter F. Drucker

Ideas are cheap and abundant; what is of value is the effective placement of those ideas into situations that develop into action.
Peter F. Drucker

Ideas are like frog eggs: you've got to lay a thousand to hatch one.
Peter F. Drucker

Innovation is the specific tool of entrepreneurs, the means by which they exploit change as an opportunity for a different business or a different service.
Peter F. Drucker

Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.
Peter F. Drucker

Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
Peter F. Drucker

Since we live in an age of innovation, a practical education must prepare a man for work that does not yet exist and cannot yet be clearly defined.
Peter F. Drucker

The most effective way to manage change is to create it.
Peter F. Drucker

The only definition of a leader is someone who has followers.
Peter F. Drucker

Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.
Peter F. Drucker

Creativity is work that goes some place: it is sustained effort toward an ideal.
Michael Drury

Love either finds equality or makes it.
John Dryden

Joy is but the sign that creative emotion is fulfilling its purpose.
Charles Du Bos

Enlightenment takes place when one lets his innocence emerge and sees nature and life with a childlike awe and respect. The ‘why’ of a child is repeated over and over, causing questions and the never-ending process of discovery.
Charles DuBack

Human diversity makes tolerance more than a virtue; it makes it a requirement for survival.
René Dubos

Joy is not dependent on circumstances.
Faith Duck

If you are utterly close to someone battling cancer, there is one sure thing you can say to make them feel even a shred of a whiff of a modicum of better: “I will be here for you in any way you need, in any way I can.”
Dan Duffy

We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.
Mary Dunbar

I do not teach children. I give them joy.
Isadora Duncan

While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered animals, how can we expect any ideal living conditions on this earth?
Isadora Duncan

The greatest thing is to be willing to give up who we are in order to become all that we can become.
Max Dupree

Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
Max Dupree

Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it.
Will Durant

Knowledge is power but only wisdom is liberty.
Will Durant

The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.
Will Durant

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.
Eleanora Duse

I have the greatest of all riches: that of not desiring them.
Eleonora Duse

The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts.
Timothy Dwight

Attachment to being right creates suffering. When you have a choice to be right, or to be kind, choose kind and watch your suffering disappear.
Wayne Dyer


Authentic empowerment is the knowing that you are on purpose, doing God's work, peacefully and harmoniously.
Wayne Dyer

Choose to be in close proximity to people who are empowering, who appeal to your sense of connection to intention, who see the greatness in you, who feel connected to God, who live a life that gives evidence that spirit has found celebration through them.
Wayne Dyer

Conflict cannot survive without your participation.
Wayne Dyer

Creativity means believing you have greatness.
Wayne Dyer

Death is nothing to fear. It is only another dimension.
Wayne Dyer

Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.
Wayne Dyer

Don’t die with your music still inside you. Listen to your intuitive inner voice and find what passion stirs your soul.
Wayne Dyer

Everything that you are against works against you. Everything that you are against can be restated in a way that puts you in support of something. When you are able to state what you are for rather than what you are against, you are focusing on the potential for positive change. Once that is in place, you will find whatever you are focusing on expanding.
Wayne Dyer

For the spiritual being, intuition is far more than a hunch. It is viewed as guidance or as God talking, and this inner insight is never taken lightly or ignored.
Wayne Dyer

Good morning, this is God. I will be handling all of your problems today. I will not need your help, so have a miraculous day.
Wayne Dyer

I am realistic – I expect miracles.
Wayne Dyer

If I could define enlightenment briefly I would say it is ‘the quiet acceptance of what is’.
Wayne Dyer

Judgments prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances.
Wayne Dyer

Listen to your intuitive inner voice and find what passion stirs your soul.
Wayne Dyer

Listen. Don't explain or justify.
Wayne Dyer

Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you.
Wayne Dyer

Our intention creates our reality.
Wayne Dyer

Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made.
Wayne Dyer

Present-moment living, getting in touch with your now, is at the heart of effective living. When you think about it, there really is no other moment you can live. Now is all there is, and the future is just another present moment to live when it arrives.
Wayne Dyer

Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgment of others.
Wayne Dyer

Self-actualized people are independent of the good opinion of others.
Wayne Dyer

The child in you, like all children, loves to laugh, to be around people who can laugh at themselves and life. Children instinctively know that the more laughter we have in our lives, the better.
Wayne Dyer

The measure of your life will not be in what you accumulate, but in what you give away.
Wayne Dyer

The positive effect of kindness on the immune system and on the increased production of serotonin in the brain has been proven in research studies. Serotonin is a naturally occurring substance in the body that makes us feel more comfortable, peaceful, and even blissful. In fact, the role of most anti-depressants is to stimulate the production of serotonin chemically, helping to ease depression. Research has shown that a simple act of kindness directed toward another improves the functioning of the immune system and stimulates the production of serotonin in both the recipient of the kindness and the person extending the kindness. Even more amazing is that persons observing the act of kindness have similar beneficial results. Imagine this! Kindness extended, received, or observed beneficially impacts the physical health and feelings of everyone involved!
Wayne Dyer

Trusting yourself is trusting the wisdom that created you.
Wayne Dyer

What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.
Wayne Dyer

When given the choice between being right and being kind, choose kind.
Wayne Dyer

When you are able to state what you are for rather than what you are against, you are focusing on the potential for positive change. Once that is in place, you will find whatever you are focusing on expanding.
Wayne Dyer

When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
Wayne Dyer

When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Wayne Dyer

When you live on a round planet, there's no choosing sides.
Wayne Dyer

You become what you think about all day long and those days eventually become your lifetime.
Wayne Dyer

You do not fail in life, you only produce results, and you have the right to learn and grow from any results that you produce.
Wayne Dyer

You get treated in life the way you teach people to treat you.
Wayne Dyer

You'll see it when you believe it.
Wayne Dyer

You'll seldom experience regret for anything that you've done. It is what you haven't done that will torment you. The message, therefore, is clear. Do it! Develop an appreciation for the present moment. Seize every second of your life and savor it. Value your present moments. Using them up in any self-defeating ways means you've lost them forever.
Wayne Dyer

Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.
Wayne Dyer

What comes out of you when you are squeezed is what is inside of you.
Wayne Dyer

You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, I release the need for this in my life.
Wayne Dyer

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with freedom.
Bob Dylan

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between he does what he wants to do.
Bob Dylan

Always make new mistakes.
Esther Dyson

So long as you have courage and a sense of humor, it is never too late to start life afresh.
Freeman Dyson



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There are some days I practice positive thinking, and other days I'm not positive I am thinking.
John M. Eades


The most important thing is that you love what you are doing, and the second that you are not afraid of where your next idea will lead.
Charles Eames

Adventure is worthwhile.
Amelia Earhart

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things; knows not the livid loneliness of fear.
Amelia Earhart

Everyone has oceans to fly, if they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless, maybe, but what do dreams know of boundaries?
Amelia Earhart

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
Amelia Earhart

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life, and the procedure, the process is its own reward.
Amelia Earhart

A smile is the universal welcome.
Max Eastman

Laughter puts your brain, your central nervous system and your whole being into a state of free play.
Max Eastman

It is a fact of life that we find ourselves in unpleasant demoralizing situations which we can neither escape nor control. We can keep our morale and spirits high by using both coping and hoping humor. Coping humor laughs at the hopelessness in our situation. It gives us the courage to hang in there, but it does not bring hope. The uniqueness of hoping humor lies in its acceptance of life with all its dichotomies, contradictions, and incongruities. It celebrates the hope in human life. From one comes courage, from the other comes inspiration.
Cy Eberhart

When curiosity turns to serious matters, it's called research.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Action and becoming are one.
Meister Eckhart

Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.
Meister Eckhart

Between God and me there is no between.
Meister Eckhart

If the only prayer you say in your life is ‘thank you,' that would suffice.
Meister Eckhart

Truly, it is in the darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.
Meister Eckhart

Start early and work hard. A writer’s apprenticeship usually involves writing a million words (which are then discarded) before he’s almost ready to begin. That takes a while.
David Eddings

Whether in the intellectual pursuits of science or in the mystical pursuits of the spirit, the light beckons ahead, and the purpose surging in our nature responds.
Arthur Eddington

No person has the right to rain on your dreams.
Marian Wright Edelman

Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.
Marion Wright Edelman

Before you reject an idea, find at least five good things about it.
Thomas Alva Edison


Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Thomas Alva Edison

I have far more respect for the person with a single idea who gets there than for the person with a thousand ideas who does nothing....
Thomas Alva Edison

I make more mistakes than anyone else I know, and sooner or later, I patent most of them.
Thomas Alva Edison

I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others... I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.
Thomas Alva Edison

If we did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.
Thomas Alva Edison

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Thomas Alva Edison

Most of my ideas belonged to other people who never bothered to develop them.
Thomas Alva Edison

Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
Thomas Alva Edison

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Thomas Alva Edison

The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness....
Thomas Alva Edison

There are no rules here. We're trying to accomplish something!
Thomas Alva Edison

To invent you need a goal, imagination, and a pile of junk.
Thomas Alva Edison

Until a man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
Thomas Alva Edison

When you've exhausted all possibilities remember this - you haven't.
Thomas Alva Edison

To dream anything that you want to dream, that’s the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do, that is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself to test your limits, that is the courage to succeed.
Bernard Edmonds

Creativity is the ability to find new solutions to a problem or new modes of expression; thus it brings into existence something new to the individual and to the culture.
Betty Edwards

Through drawing, you are made visible.
Betty Edwards

To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully.
Tryon Edwards

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there is in silence.
Max Ehrmann

A great thought begins by seeing something differently, with a shift of the mind’s eye.
Albert Einstein


A new idea comes suddenly and in a rather intuitive way, but intuition is nothing but the outcome of earlier intellectual experience.
Albert Einstein

A society's competitive advantage will come not from how well its schools teach the multiplication and periodic tables, but from how well they stimulate imagination and creativity.
Albert Einstein

At least once a day, allow yourself the freedom to think and dream for yourself.
Albert Einstein

Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous.
Albert Einstein

Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.
Albert Einstein

Creativity is intelligence having fun.
Albert Einstein

Creativity is the residue of time wasted.
Albert Einstein

Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we were born.
Albert Einstein

Every child is born a genius.
Albert Einstein

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
Albert Einstein

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.
Albert Einstein

I believe in intuition and inspiration. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.
Albert Einstein

I have never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.
Albert Einstein

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Albert Einstein

I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
Albert Einstein

If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.
Albert Einstein

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
Albert Einstein

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.
Albert Einstein

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein

Information is not knowledge.
Albert Einstein

Innovation is not the product of logical thought, although the result is tied to logical structure.
Albert Einstein

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Albert Einstein

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
Albert Einstein

It is ever man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.
Albert Einstein

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Albert Einstein

Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Albert Einstein

Laws alone cannot secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be a spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
Albert Einstein

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
Albert Einstein

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
Albert Einstein

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
Albert Einstein

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
Albert Einstein

Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will - his personal responsibility.
Albert Einstein

Most people see what is, and never see what can be.
Albert Einstein

Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
Albert Einstein

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
Albert Einstein

Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.
Albert Einstein

Play is the highest form of research.
Albert Einstein

Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Albert Einstein

Reality is an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Albert Einstein

Strange is our situation here on Earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that man is here for the sake of other men -- above all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends.
Albert Einstein

Study and, in general, the pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
Albert Einstein

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Albert Einstein

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
Albert Einstein

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.
Albert Einstein

The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you, and you don't know how or why.
Albert Einstein

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.
Albert Einstein

The legs are the wheels of creativity.
Albert Einstein

The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone, is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.
Albert Einstein

The only real valuable thing is intuition.
Albert Einstein

The only source of knowledge is experience.
Albert Einstein

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.
Albert Einstein

Time is an illusion.
Albert Einstein

To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle requires a creative imagination and marks the real advances in science.
Albert Einstein

To stimulate creativity, one must develop the childlike inclination for play and the childlike desire for recognition.
Albert Einstein

True religion is real living; living with all one’s soul, with all one’s goodness and righteousness.
Albert Einstein

We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.
Albert Einstein

We still do not know one-thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
Albert Einstein

When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
Albert Einstein

Your imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions.
Albert Einstein

For peace of mind, resign as general manager of the universe.
Larry Eisenberg

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Pessimism never won any battle.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

The supreme quality of leadership is integrity.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

You don’t lead by hitting people over the head—that’s assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

How do we change the world? Change the story. The greatest illusion of this world is the illusion of separation.
Charles Eisenstein

Thoughts lead to feelings. Feelings lead to actions. Action leads to results.
T. Harv Eker

A goal without a plan is just a wish.
Larry Elder

A man is most accurately judged by how he treats those who are not in a position either to retaliate or to reciprocate.
Paul Eldridge

Whoever does not see God in every place does not see God in any place.
Rabbi Elimelech

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.
Charles William Eliot

Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
George Eliot

Deep unspeakable suffering may well be called a baptism, a regeneration, the initiation into a new state.
George Eliot

The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.
George Eliot

The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.
George Eliot

There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.
George Eliot

Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles. What do we live for if not to make the world less difficult for each other.
George Eliot

Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity.
T.S. Eliot

I said to my soul, be still, and wait...So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.
T.S. Eliot

In my beginning is my end.
T.S. Eliot

Only those who risk going too far know how far they can go.
T.S. Eliot

Grief is the price we pay for love.
Queen Elizabeth II

Peace…comes within the souls of men when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the Universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the Universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that this center is really everywhere. It is within each of us.
Black Elk

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
White Elk

Don't look further for answers: be the solution. You were born with everything you need to know. Make a promise to stop getting in the way of the blessing that you are. Take a deep breath, remember to have fun, and begin.
Jonathan H. Ellerby

Gratitude and wonder are two of the most empowering and healing perspectives.
Jonathan H. Ellerby

I deserve this. Doing this is good for my health. If I am at my best, then I can share my best with others.
Jonathan H. Ellerby

Inspiration Deficit Disorder is about losing your vitality and purpose, and forgetting your original source of love and potential. It's about the cost of being disconnected and unaware of your own unique talents, needs, and destiny.
Jonathan H. Ellerby

Inspiration is not an idea; it is an experience.
Jonathan H. Ellerby

Intuition is more than the accumulation of old information in an instantaneous brain blast. It's the gut feeling, the hunch, or 'knowing' that defies experience or understanding.
Jonathan H. Ellerby

It's hard for many to imagine, but having fun, feeding your passions, and engaging your talents are simple steps that will take you to the bigger answers you seek.
Jonathan H. Ellerby

Oneness is the law of nature: what we do to others, we do to ourselves.
Jonathan H. Ellerby

Passion is a state of mind; and it can flow from one role to the next, one state to the next, and one relationship to the next.
Jonathan H. Ellerby

The heart knows what it wants, and it often makes no sense. Intuition, creativity, and listening are all imperative in creating an inspired life.
Jonathan H. Ellerby

I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues.
Duke Ellington

There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and to be healed, to have despaired and recovered hope.
George Elliot

We had the experience, but we missed the meaning.
T. S. Elliot

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.
Albert Ellis

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson


Allow yourself to trust joy and embrace it. You will find you dance with everything.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be not the slave of your own past –plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience, that shall explain and overlook the old.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do the thing and you will have the power.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don’t waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you well assured that the right performance of this hour’s duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you well assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Explore. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on someone without getting some on yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ideas must work through the brains and the arms of good and brave men, or they are no better than dreams.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Imagination is not a talent of some men but is the health of every man.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

In art the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can inspire.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the illuminated mind the whole world sparkles with light.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is a happy talent to know how to play.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that you cannot sincerely try to help another without helping yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

It was high counsel that I once heard given to a young person: always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life consists of what a person is thinking about all day.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is a festival only to the wise.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air of your imagination.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Luck is tenacity of purpose.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men succeed when they realize that their failures are the preparation for their victories.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Money often costs too much.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature is made to conspire with spirit to emancipate us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

One thing in the world, of value, is the active soul.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

People only see what they are prepared to see.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Real action is in the silent moments.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Scatter joy.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ancestor of every action is a thought.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest discoveries are those that shed light unto ourselves.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The meaning of good and bad, of better and worse, is simply helping or hurting.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The two terrors that discourage creativity and creative living are fear of public opinion and undue reverence for one's own consistency.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is creative reading as well as creative writing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

To believe in your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men – that is genius.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - that is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

To the illuminated mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Unselfish acts are the real miracles out of which all the reported miracles grow.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

We acquire the strength we have overcome.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

We judge a man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Write in your heart that every day is the best day of the year.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

You are not a beggar at the table of life. You are the honored guest.
Emmanuel

Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters.
Nathaniel Emmons

Why are women immobile? Because so many feel like they’re waiting for someone to say, ‘You’re good, you’re pretty, I give you permission.’
Eve Ensler

Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.
Nora Ephron

You enter into a certain amount of madness when you marry a person with pets.
Nora Ephron

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
Epictetus

Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let if first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
Epictetus

Take great care with what you have while the world lets you have it.
Epictetus

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.
Epictetus

Not what we have but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.
Epicurus

All men and women are born, live, suffer and die; what distinguishes us one from another is our dreams, whether they be dreams about worldly or unworldly things, and what we do to make them come about…We do not choose to be born. We do not choose our parents. We do not choose our historical epoch, the country of our birth, or the immediate circumstances of our upbringing...But within this realm of choicelessness, we do choose how we live.
Joseph Epstein

Gardening requires lots of water - most of it in the form of perspiration.
Lou Erickson

Hope is both the earliest and the most indispensable virtue inherent in the state of being alive. If life is to be sustained hope must remain, even where confidence is wounded, trust impaired.
Erik Erikson

The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.
Sven Goran Eriksson

The fluttering of a butterfly's wings can effect climate changes on the other side of the planet.
Paul Erlich

I have never had so many good ideas day after day as when I worked in the garden.
John Erskine

Goals determine what you're going to be.
Julius Erving

Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible.
M. C. Escher

I hope you will go out and let stories happen to you, and that you will work them, water them with your blood and tears and your laughter ‘till they bloom, ‘til you yourself burst into bloom.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes

If you have yet to be called an incorrigible, defiant woman, don’t worry, there is still time.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes

The most important thing is to hold on, hold out, for your creative life, for your solitude, for your time to be and do, for your very life.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes

To be ourselves causes us to be exiled by many others, and yet to comply with what others want causes us to be exiled from ourselves.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Creativity is an act of self-discovery.
Sebastian Esteverena

Don't let anyone tell you that you have to be a certain way. Be unique. Be what you feel.
Melissa Etheridge

I feel my heart break to see a nation ripped apart by it's own greatest strength - it's diversity.
Melissa Etheridge

Stop being so impressed with what other people are doing and get impressed about yourself. You have a story that the world wants to hear. Go tell it!
Stone Evans

You can kill a man but you can’t kill an idea.
Medgar Evers



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Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence, or learning.
Frederick W. Faber


There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go.
Frederick W. Faber

Remember sadness is always temporary. This, too, shall pass.
Chuck T. Falcon

Our imagination is boundless. In a split second we can imagine an incredible number of things. To give form to what is imagined takes great creative powers. That's why I believe creativity is giving form to imagination.
Fereydoon Family

Nothing is too wonderful to be true.
Michael Faraday

I get it now; I didn’t get it then. That life is about losing and about doing it as gracefully as possible…and enjoying everything in between.
Mia Farrow

At one time I thought the most important thing was talent. I think now that the young man or the young woman must possess or teach himself, training himself, in infinite patience, which is to try and to try until it comes right. He must train himself in ruthless intolerance--that is to throw away anything that is false no matter how much he might love that page or that paragraph. The most important thing is insight, that is to be--curious--to wonder, to mull, and to muse why it is that man does what he does, and if you have that, then I don't think the talent makes much difference, whether you've got it or not.
William Faulkner

Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it's the only way you can do anything really good.
William Faulkner

If a story is in you, it has got to come out.
William Faulkner

There is a giant asleep within every man. When that giant awakes, miracles happen.
Frederick Faust

No man is a failure who is enjoying life.
William Feather

To fully be a human being is to take full responsibility for one's part in the co-creation of the world.
Joel Federman

There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion for life.
Federico Fellini

We only get one life and we don’t truly live it until we give it away.
Lisa Fenn

Anyone who takes responsibility for understanding and acts on sustainability challenges – whether or not in a formal leadership position is a sustainability leader.
Mary A. Ferdig

Rather than providing all of the answers, sustainability leaders create opportunities for people to come together and generate their own answers – to explore, learn, and devise a realistic course of action to address sustainability challenges.
Mary A. Ferdig

Distraction is married to discontent.
Gaylon Ferguson

Fear is a question: What are you afraid of, and why? Just as the seed of health is in illness, because illness contains information, our fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if we explore them.
Marilyn Ferguson

No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside. We cannot open the gate of another, either by argument or emotional appeal.
Marilyn Ferguson

Over the years your bodies become walking autobiographies, telling friends and strangers alike of the minor and major stresses of your lives.
Marilyn Ferguson

Let the sparks from that which brings you joy fire up your creative soul.
Whitney Ferre

How often—even before we began—have we declared a task ‘impossible'? And how often have we construed a picture of ourselves as being inadequate?...A great deal depends upon the thought patterns we choose and on the persistence with which we affirm them.
Piero Ferrucci

Say ‘yes’ and figure it out afterwards.
Tina Fey

What makes your heart flutter? Do only that. There is not enough time for anything else.
Richard P. Feynman

It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes.
Sally Field

The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.
Debbi Fields

The ability to live in the question long enough for genius to emerge is a touchstone of creative success.
Jonathan Fields

I've been on a diet for two weeks and all I've lost is two weeks.
Totie Fields

Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.
W. C. Fields

The limit of your present understanding is not the limit of your possibilities.
Guy Finley

The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.
Harvey Firestone

Let's assume that each person has an equal opportunity, not to become equal, but to become different – to realize whatever unique potential of body, mind and spirit he or she possesses.
John Fischer

Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
Carrie Fisher

Until you know that life is interesting – and find it so – you haven't found your soul.
Geoffrey Fisher

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Creativity often consists of merely turning up what is already there. Did you know that right and left shoes were thought up only a little more than a century ago?
Bernice FitzGibbon

Happy are they who don't doubt themselves and whose pens fly across the page. I myself hesitate, I falter, I become angry and fearful, my drive diminishes as my taste improves, and I brood more over an ill-suited word than I rejoice over a well-proportioned paragraph.
Gustave Flaubert

Creative thinking may mean simply the realization that there's no particular virtue in doing things the way they always have been done.
Rudolf Flesch

How much of your life do you spend looking forward to being somewhere else?
Matthew Flickstein

Human creativity is the ultimate economic resource.
Richard Florida

I call the age we are entering the creative age because the key factor propelling us forward is the rise of creativity as the primary mover of our economy.
Richard Florida

Thomas Edison tried 10,000 different materials before finding one that was suitable to serve as a light bulb filament. So if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. We need to set up a system where risk is rewarded. One where we recognize that failure helps us to increase our creativity. Nothing risked is nothing gained.
Beth Flynn

I'm grateful for anything that reminds me of what's possible in this life. Books can do that. Films can do that. Music can do that. School can do that. It's so easy to allow one day to simply follow into the next, but every once in a while we encounter something that shows us that anything is possible, that dramatic change is possible, that something new can be made, that laughter can be shared.
Jonathan Safran Foer

Use the word perhaps to change your negative beliefs to possibilities that invite action and, ultimately, to positive beliefs and probabilities.
Anita Foley

Unity, not uniformity, must be our aim. We attain unity only through variety. Differences must be integrated, not annihilated, not absorbed.
Mary Parker Follett

Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
Jean De La Fontaine

Diversity is the act of thinking independently together.
Malcolm Forbes

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Malcolm Forbes

The best vision is insight.
Malcolm Forbes

The real source of wealth and capital in this new era is not material things…it is the human mind, the human spirit, the human imagination, and our faith in the future.
Steve Forbes

After a few (or many) bad relationships, it's so easy to shut down, give up, and stop believing that the right person is out there for us. Our hearts yearn to fall in love, but our minds insist it's not possible, and we enter into a tug-of-war with ourselves. It's as if one part of us is screaming, Yes! I deserve a great relationship! while another part insists, I'll never find him or her. When our beliefs contradict our desires, we experience an inner conflict that not only paralyzes us, but can actually prevent us from recognizing the possibilities for love that exist all around us.
Arielle Ford

The universal Law of Attraction states that we draw to us those people, events, and circumstances that match our inner state of being. In other words, we attract experiences that are consistent with our beliefs. If we believe that there is plenty of love in the world and we are worthy of giving and receiving that love, we will attract a different quality of relationships than someone who believes in scarcity or feels unworthy of happiness. If we believe the world is a loving and friendly place, then most of the time that will be our experience. If we believe the world is a chaotic, stressful, and fearful place, then eventually that will become our reality. So, believing and knowing that your soulmate is out there is a critical first step in the formula for manifesting him or her into your life.
Arielle Ford

We attract experiences that are consistent with our beliefs. If we believe that there is plenty of love in the world and we are worthy of giving and receiving that love, we will attract a different quality of relationships than someone who believes in scarcity or feels unworthy of happiness. If we believe the world is a loving and friendly place, then most of the time that will be our experience. If we believe the world is a chaotic, stressful, and fearful place, then eventually that will become our reality. So, believing and knowing that your soulmate is out there is a critical first step in the formula for manifesting him or her into your life.
Arielle Ford

When deep down in the core of your being you believe that your soulmate exists, there is no limit to the ways he or she can enter your life.
Arielle Ford

All of our suffering in life is from saying we want one thing and doing another.
Debbie Ford

All real change requires risk. You must take risks every day of your life. You must get up each morning and ask...: What can I do that is different?
Debbie Ford

Your soul is infinitely creative. It is alive and expansive in nature. It is curious and playful, changing with the tides of time.
Debbie Ford

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether 20 or 80, anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
Henry Ford

Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.
Henry Ford

Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
Henry Ford

I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about?
Henry Ford

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
Henry Ford

Obstacles are those frightful things we see when we take our eyes off our goal.
Henry Ford

Whether you think you can or you can't – you are right.
Henry Ford

You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars. With it, there is accomplishment. Without it there are only alibis.
Henry Ford

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.
Henry Ford

There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
Henry Ford

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
Henry Ford

I think ‘destiny' is just a fancy word for a psychological pattern.
Jodie Foster

Set your intention, and trust the universe to take care of the details.
Mike Fotheringham

Get up and dance, get up and smile, get up and drink to the days that are gone in the shortest while.
Simon Fowler

Bless a thing and it will bless you. Curse it and it will curse you....If you bless a situation, it has no power to hurt you, and even if it is troublesome for a time, it will gradually fade out, if you sincerely bless it.
Emmet Fox

Life is consciousness.
Emmet Fox

Joy is integral to all creativity. Creativity brings joy.
Matthew Fox

Our self-expression is meant to be a manifestation of the silence of our hearts.
Matthew Fox

Work has to include our deepest values and passions and feelings and commitments, or it's not work, it's just a job.
Matthew Fox

An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
Anatole France

Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he does not wish to sign his work.
Anatole France

I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
Anatole France

In art as in love, instinct is enough.
Anatole France

Nine tenths of education is encouragement.
Anatole France

To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Anatole France

To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.
Anatole France

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
Anatole France

Creativity is an attitude that transcends paradigms and beliefs. It's a soul level yearning to fulfill a purpose, uniquely contribute and leave a mark.
Janice Francisco

Everyone has inside him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't yet realize how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
Anne Frank

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before beginning to improve the world.
Anne Frank

I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.
Anne Frank

I shall not remain insignificant. I shall work in the world for mankind…I don't want to have lived in vain like most people. I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living, even after my death.
Anne Frank

No one has ever become poor by giving.
Anne Frank

We all live with the objective of being happy, our lives are all different and yet the same.
Anne Frank

Mistakes are part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
Al Franken

Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
Rose Franken

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom…when we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.”
Viktor Frankl

Don't aim at success - the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run - in the long-run, I say! - success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it.
Viktor Frankl

Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life to carry out a concrete assignment which demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated. Thus, everyone's task is as unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
Viktor Frankl

The last of human freedoms – the ability to choose one’s attitude in a given set of circumstances.
Viktor Frankl

The more one forgives himself – by giving himself to a cause to serve or another person to love – the more human he is and the more he actualizes himself.
Viktor Frankl

What is to give light must endure burning.
Viktor Frankl

What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him.
Viktor Frankl

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.
Viktor Frankl

You don't create your mission in life - you detect it.
Viktor Frankl

The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It's got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
Viktor Frankl

A full belly makes a dull brain.
Benjamin Franklin

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Benjamin Franklin

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Benjamin Franklin

Energy and persistence conquer all things.
Benjamin Franklin

Experience is the worst teacher. It always gives the test first and the instruction afterward.
Benjamin Franklin

Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?
Benjamin Franklin

If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
Benjamin Franklin

If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.
Benjamin Franklin

Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
Benjamin Franklin

One day is worth a thousand tomorrows.
Benjamin Franklin

The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.
Benjamin Franklin

There has never been a good war or a bad peace.
Benjamin Franklin

Words may show a man's wit, but actions show his meaning.
Benjamin Franklin

All would live long, but none would be old.
Benjamin Franklin

Fish and visitors stink after three days.
Benjamin Franklin

Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.
Benjamin Franklin

As soon as we notice that certain types of events ‘like' to cluster together at certain times, we begin to understand the Chinese, whose theories of medicine, philosophy, and even building are based on a ‘science' of meaningful coincidences.
Marie Louise von Franz

Our bodies are the source and resource for every moment in our lives. Our bodies tie us to the earth. If there's a way home - and there is - it's through the body.
Amy Frasier

Don't try to be different. Just be good. To be good is different enough.
Arthur Freed

You can't be afraid of stepping on toes if you want to go dancing.
Lewis Freedman

Mentoring brings us together – across generation, class, and often race – in a manner that forces us to acknowledge our interdependence, to appreciate, in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s words, that ‘we are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied to a single garment of destiny.' In this way, mentoring enables us to participate in the essential but unfinished drama of reinventing community, while reaffirming that there is an important role for each of us in it.
Marc Freedman

Love is an act of courage, not of fear.
Paolo Freire

Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.
Anna Freud

Anatomy is destiny.
Sigmund Freud

Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.
Sigmund Freud

Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.
Betty Friedan

Your ability to act on your imagination is going to be so decisive in driving your future and the standard of living in your country. So the school, the state, the country that empowers, nurtures, enables imagination among its students and citizens, that's who's going to be the winner.
Thomas L. Friedman

There is in each of us so much goodness that if we could see its glow, it would light the world.
Sam Friend

All too often people fail to focus their choices upon results and therefore their choices are ineffective. If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise.
Robert Fritz

When your life itself becomes the subject matter of the creative process, a very different experience of life opens to you.
Robert Fritz

Creativity is the ability to see and to respond.
Erich Fromm

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
Erich Fromm

Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.
Erich Fromm

Let your mind start a journey thru a strange new world. Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before. Let your soul take you where you long to be…Close your eyes, let your spirit start to soar, and you'll live as you've never lived before.
Erich Fromm

Love is a union with somebody, or someething, outside oneself, under the condition of retaining the separateness and integrity of one's own self. It is an experience of sharing, or communing, which permits the full unfolding of one's own inner activity.
Erich Fromm

Love means to commit oneself without guarantee, to give oneself completely in the hope that our love will produce love in the loved person. Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
Erich Fromm

Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.
Erich Fromm

The capacity to be puzzled is…the premise of all creation, be it in art or in science.
Erich Fromm

To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime.
Erich Fromm

There is nothing of which we are more ashamed than of not being ourselves. And there is nothing which brings us greater joy and happiness than to think, feel, and say what is ours.
Erich Fromm

Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
Robert Frost

Entertain great hopes.
Robert Frost

I am not a teacher, but an awakener.
Robert Frost

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.
Robert Frost

Something we were withholding made us weak, until we found it was ourselves.
Robert Frost

The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get to the office.
Robert Frost

The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.
Robert Frost

The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.
Robert Frost

The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.
Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost

We dance around in a ring and suppose, but the Secret sits in the middle and knows.
Robert Frost

Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.
Stephen Fry

We couldn't conceive of a miracle if none had ever happened.
Libbie Fudim

Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
Robert Fulghum

Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
Robert Fulghum

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge – myth is more potent than history – dreams are more powerful than facts – hope always triumphs over experience – laughter is the cure for grief – love is stronger than death.
Robert Fulghum

One of life's best coping mechanisms is to know the difference between an inconvenience and a problem. If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you've got a problem. Everything else is an inconvenience. Life is inconvenient. Life is lumpy. A lump in the oatmeal, a lump in the throat and a lump in the breast are not the same kind of lump. One needs to learn the difference.
Robert Fulghum

How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Buckminster Fuller

I am convinced all of humanity is born with more gifts than we know. Most are born geniuses and just get de-geniused rapidly.
Buckminster Fuller

I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
Buckminster Fuller

Never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there weren't any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn't be here in the first place. And never forget, no matter how overwhelming life's challenges and problems seem to be, that one person can make a difference in the world. In fact, it is always because of one person that all the changes in the world come about. So be that person.
Buckminster Fuller

The earth is like a spaceship that didn’t come with an operating manual.
Buckminster Fuller

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
Buckminster Fuller

When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.
Buckminster Fuller

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
Buckminster Fuller

The brain simply believes what you tell it most. And what you tell it about you, it will create. It has no choice.
Chandler Fuller

The special genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency.
Margaret Fuller

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.
Margaret Fuller

He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.
Thomas Fuller



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I believe in loyalty. When a woman reaches an age she likes, she should stick to it.
Eva Gabor


Artists everywhere steal mercilessly all the time and I think this is healthy.
Peter Gabriel

Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible.
Frank Gaines

It is good to dream, but it is better to dream and work. Faith is mighty, but action with faith is mightier. Desiring is helpful, but work and desire are invincible.
Thomas Robert Gaines

Most of my major disappointments have turned out to be blessings in disguise. So whenever anything bad does happen to me, I kind of sit back and feel, well, if I give this enough time, it'll turn out that this was good, so I shan't worry about it too much.
William Gaines

We may run, walk, stumble, drive, or fly, but let us never lose sight of the reason for the journey or miss a chance to see a rainbow on the way.
Gloria Gaither

Love is the seed of all hope. It is the enticement to trust, to risk, to try, to go on.
Gloria Gaither

All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
John Kenneth Galbraith

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy with the proof.
John Kenneth Galbraith

I've loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.
Galileo

Change is inevitable-except from a vending machine.
Robert C. Gallagher

Your self image is your pattern! Every thought has an activity visualized. Every activity belongs to a pattern. You identify with your pattern or thought. Your patterns lead your life.
J. G. Gallimore

Have a bias toward action – let's see something happen now. You can break that big plan into small steps and take the first step right away.
Indira Gandhi

A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
Mahatma Gandhi


Action is my domain.
Mahatma Gandhi

An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.
Mahatma Gandhi

Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and will make, not only for our own happiness, but that of the world at large.
Mahatma Gandhi

Every night, when I go to sleep, I die. Every morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.
Mahatma Gandhi

Faith... must be enforced by reason.... When faith becomes blind it dies.
Mahatma Gandhi

Forgiveness is choosing to love. It is the first skill of self-giving love.
Mahatma Gandhi

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
Mahatma Gandhi

God has no religion.
Mahatma Gandhi

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Mahatma Gandhi

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.
Mahatma Gandhi

I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before anyone even at the cost of your life.
Mahatma Gandhi

I consider myself a Hindu, Christian, Moslem, Jew, Buddhist and Confucian.
Mahatma Gandhi

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
Mahatma Gandhi

I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
Mahatma Gandhi

If you don’t ask, you don’t get.
Mahatma Gandhi

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
Mahatma Gandhi

In doing something, do it with love or never do it at all.
Mahatma Gandhi

It has often occurred to me that a seeker after truth has to be silent.
Mahatma Gandhi

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
Mahatma Gandhi

It is possible to live in peace.
Mahatma Gandhi

It is quite proper to resist and attack a system, but to resist and attack its author is tantamount to resisting and attacking oneself, for we are all tarred with the same brush, and are children of one and the same Creator, and as such the divine powers within us are infinite. To slight a single human being, is to slight those divine powers and thus to harm not only that Being, but with Him, the whole world.
Mahatma Gandhi

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Mahatma Gandhi

Love is the law of life.
Mahatma Gandhi

Love never claims, it ever gives.
Mahatma Gandhi

Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I don't have it in the beginning.
Mahatma Gandhi

My life is my message.
Mahatma Gandhi

Nobody can hurt you without your permission.
Mahatma Gandhi

Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as being able to remake ourselves.
Mahatma Gandhi

Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.
Mahatma Gandhi

Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
Mahatma Gandhi

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory.
Mahatma Gandhi

Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy.
Mahatma Gandhi

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Mahatma Gandhi

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems.
Mahatma Gandhi

The enemy is fear. We think it is hate, but it is fear.
Mahatma Gandhi

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
Mahatma Gandhi

The pure love of one soul can offset the hatred of millions.
Mahatma Gandhi

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Mahatma Gandhi

There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
Mahatma Gandhi

To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.
Mahatma Gandhi

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
Mahatma Gandhi

Truth resides in every human heart, and one has to search for it there, and to be guided by truth as one sees it. But no one has a right to coerce others to act according to his own view of truth.
Mahatma Gandhi

Where there is love there is life.
Mahatma Gandhi

You must be the change you want to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi

Healing with art is a journey that will take you into the depths of your soul. There you will encounter parts of yourself that you never knew existed. As you create the artwork that exposes these parts of yourself so that you may know and understand them and the mysteries they hold, you will be healed.
Barbara Ganim - Art and Healing: Using Expressive Art to Heal your Body; Mind, and Spirit

To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.
Arne Garborg

The first step toward change is acceptance. Once you accept yourself, you open the door to change. That's all you have to do. Change is not something you do, it's something you allow.
Will Garcia

Creativity begins with an affinity for something. It's like falling in love.
Howard Gardner

The creative individual has the capacity to free himself from the web of social pressures in which the rest of us are caught. He is capable of questioning the assumptions that the rest of us accept.
John W. Gardner

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
John W. Gardner

True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents.
John W. Gardner

When people are serving, life is no longer meaningless.
John W. Gardner

If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should never grow old.
James A. Garfield

Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of someone else.
Judy Garland

It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Judy Garland

You have to set goals that are almost out of reach. If you set a goal that is attainable without much work or thought, you are stuck with something below your true talent and potential.
Steve Garvey

As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
Bill Gates

Don't let complexity stop you. Be activists. Take on the big inequities. It will be one of the great experiences of your lives.
Bill Gates

I hope you will judge yourselves not on your professional accomplishments alone, but also on how well you have addressed the world's deepest inequities…on how well you treated people a world away who have nothing in common with you but your humanity.
Bill Gates

Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time.
Bill Gates

The internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.
Bill Gates

This is a fantastic time to be entering the business world, because business is going to change more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 50.
Bill Gates

What I do best is share my enthusiasm.
Bill Gates

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
Bill Gates

Anger is just a cowardly extension of sadness. It’s a lot easier to be angry at someone than it is to tell them you’re hurt.
Tom Gates

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
Paul Gauguin

I shut my eyes in order to see.
Paul Gauguin

Anything in life that we don't accept will simply make trouble for us until we make peace with it.
Shakti Gawain

If I could identify one core problem about the world, it's that we've been taught to distrust ourselves.
Shakti Gawain

A deadness occurs in relationships when people are no longer willing to tell each other how they really feel.
Shakti Gawain

Each one of us has all the wisdom and knowledge we ever need right within us. It is available to us through our intuitive mind, which is our connection with universal intelligence.
Shakti Gawain

Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the Universe is endlessly bountiful. Just put forth a clear enough request and everything your heart desires must come to you.
Shakti Gawain

I have found that it is the willingness to say what I feel and want that makes me feel whole.
Shakti Gawain

Notice what happens when you follow your intuitive feelings. The result is usually increased energy and power, and a sense of things flowing.
Shakti Gawain

Our bodies communicate to us clearly and specifically, if we are willing to listen to them.
Shakti Gawain

The more we learn to operate in the world based on trust in our intuition, the stronger our channel will be and the more money we will have.
Shakti Gawain

The universe will reward you for taking risks on its behalf.
Shakti Gawain

This or something better now manifests for me in totally satisfying and harmonious ways, for the highest good of all concerned.
Shakti Gawain

To whatever degree you listen and follow your intuition, you become a creative channel for the higher power of the universe.
Shakti Gawain

We always attract into our lives whatever we think about most, believe in most strongly, expect on the deepest level, and imagine most vividly.
Shakti Gawain

We need to be willing to let our intuition guide us, and then be willing to follow that guidance directly and fearlessly.
Shakti Gawain

We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or other peoples' models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open.
Shakti Gawain

What I am actually saying is that we need to be willing to let our intuition guide us, and then be willing to follow that guidance directly and fearlessly.
Shakti Gawain

Work and play are the same. When you're following your energy and doing what you want all the time, the distinction between work and play dissolves.
Shakti Gawain

You create your opportunities by asking for them.
Shakti Gawain

Keeping your mind open in the face of uncertainty is the single most powerful secret of unleashing your creative potential.
Michael J. Gelb

Confusion is the welcome mat at the door of creativity.
Michael J. Gelb

Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.
Harold S. Geneen

What you thought before has led to every choice you have made, and this adds up to you at this moment. If you want to change who you are physically, mentally, and spiritually, you will have to change what you think.
Patrick Gentempo

Dare to be remarkable.
Jane Gentry

When you take charge of your life, there is no longer need to ask permission of other people or society at large. When you ask permission, you give someone veto power over your life.
Albert Geoffrey

Man is the only animal whose desires increase as they are fed: the only animal that is never satisfied.
Henry George

The entrepreneur is our visionary, the creator in each of us. We're born with that quality and it defines our lives as we respond to what we see, hear, feel, and experience. It is developed, nurtured, and given space to flourish or is squelched, thwarted, without air or stimulation, and dies.
Michael Gerber

I was born on the prairies where the wind blew free and there was nothing to break the light of the sun. I was born where there were no enclosures.
Geronimo

There is only one way to make a great deal of money; and that is in a business of your own.
J. Paul Getty

Maybe as times get worse we get better. Our pain makes us feel other people’s too; our fear lets us practice valor; we are tense, and tender as well. And among the things we can no longer afford are things we never really wanted anyway…
Nancy Gibbs

If you're not using your smile, you're like a man with a million dollars in the bank and no checkbook.
Les Giblin

A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Kahlil Gibran


A traveler am I, and a navigator, and every day I discover a new region within my soul.
Kahlil Gibran

And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.
Kahlil Gibran

Art is a step from what is obvious toward what is concealed.
Kahlil Gibran

Beauty is life when life unveils her holy face.
Kahlil Gibran

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Kahlil Gibran

Doubt is a pain too lovely to know that faith is his twin brother.
Kahlil Gibran

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Kahlil Gibran

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
Kahlil Gibran

I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.
Kahlil Gibran

Joy and sorrow are inseparable…together they come and when one sits alone with you…remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.
Kahlil Gibran

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.
Kahlil Gibran

Love is the only freedom in the world because it so elevates the spirit that the laws of humanity and the phenomena of nature do not alter its course.
Kahlil Gibran

One may not reach the dawn save by the path of the night.
Kahlil Gibran

Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.
Kahlil Gibran

Say not, I have found the truth, but rather, I have found a truth. Say not, I have found the path of the soul, Say rather, I have met the soul walking upon my path. For the soul walks upon all paths. The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed. The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals.
Kahlil Gibran

Sayings remain meaningless until they are embodied in habits.
Kahlil Gibran

The reality of the other person is not in what he reveals to you, but in what he cannot reveal to you. Therefore, if you would understand him, listen not to what he says but rather to what he does not say.
Kahlil Gibran

To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
Kahlil Gibran

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.
Kahlil Gibran

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
Kahlil Gibran

When you work, you fulfill a part of earth's fondest dream assigned to you when that dream is born.
Kahlil Gibran

Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.
Kahlil Gibran

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Kahlil Gibran

You may forget the one with whom you have laughed, but never the one with whom you have wept.
Kahlil Gibran

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
Kahlil Gibran

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Kahlil Gibran

I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
Kahlil Gibran

No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.
Althea Gibson

I am wealth. I am abundance. I am joy.
David Cameron Gikandi

When we accept tough jobs as a challenge to our ability and wade into them with joy and enthusiasm, miracles can happen.
Arland Gilbert

Every day when you wake up, ask yourself, "What do I really, really, really want?" You have to say really, really, really, otherwise you won't believe it.
Elizabeth Gilbert

Faith is walking face-first and full-speed into the dark. If we truly knew all the answers in advance as to the meaning of life and the nature of God and the destiny of our souls, our belief would not be a leap of faith and it would not be a courageous act of humanity; it would just be... a prudent insurance policy.
Elizabeth Gilbert

Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.
Elizabeth Gilbert

Having a baby is like getting a tattoo on your face. You really need to be certain it's what you want before you commit.
Elizabeth Gilbert

I have a history of making decisions very quickly about men. I have always fallen in love fast and without measuring risks. I have a tendency not only to see the best in everyone, but to assume that everyone is emotionally capable of reaching his highest potential. I have fallen in love more times than I care to count with the highest potential of a man, rather than with the man himself, and I have hung on to the relationship for a long time (sometimes far too long) waiting for the man to ascend to his own greatness. Many times in romance I have been a victim of my own optimism.
Elizabeth Gilbert

I’m here. I love you. I don’t care if you need to stay up crying all night long, I will stay with you. There’s nothing you can ever do to lose my love. I will protect you until you die, and after your death I will still protect you. I am stronger than Depression and I am braver than Loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me.
Elizabeth Gilbert

If you learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That's the only thing you should be trying to control.
Elizabeth Gilbert - Eat, Pray, Love

I'm here. I love you. I don't care if you need to stay up crying all night long, I will stay with you. There's nothing you can ever do to lose my love. I will protect you until you die, and after your death I will still protect you. I am stronger than Depression and I am braver than Loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me.
Elizabeth Gilbert

People think a soulmate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.
Elizabeth Gilbert

Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.
Elizabeth Gilbert

The inability to open up to hope is what blocks trust, and blocked trust is the reason for blighted dreams.
Elizabeth Gilbert

There is so much about my fate that I cannot control, but other things do fall under the jurisdiction. I can decide how I spend my time, whom I interact with, whom I share my body and life and money and energy with. I can select what I can read and eat and study. I can choose how I'm going to regard unfortunate circumstances in my life-whether I will see them as curses or opportunities. I can choose my words and the tone of voice in which I speak to others. And most of all, I can choose my thoughts.
Elizabeth Gilbert

To sit patiently with a yearning that has not yet been fulfilled, and to trust that, that fulfillment will come, is quite possibly one of the most powerful ‘magic skills' that human beings are capable of. It has been noted by almost every ancient wisdom tradition.
Elizabeth Gilbert

Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.
Elizabeth Gilbert

It's all right to have butterflies in your stomach. Just get them to fly in formation.
Rob Gilbert

There are many wonderful things that will never be done if you do not do them.
Charles D. Gill

You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need.
Jerry Gillies

Eternity is not something that begins after you are dead. It is going on all the time. We are in it now.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Life is a verb, not a noun.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the stairs...one step at a time.
Joe Girard

It is the mind which creates the world around us, and even though we stand side by side in the same meadow, my eyes will never see what is beheld by yours, my heart will never stir to the emotions with which yours is touched.
George Gissing

Neither in this world nor elsewhere is there any happiness in store for him who always doubts.
Bhagavad Gita

Ignore people who tell you ‘you can't' or try to discourage you.
Jeffrey Gitomer

If someone listens, or stretches out a hand, or whispers a kind word of encouragement, or attempts to understand, extraordinary things begin to happen.
Loretta Gizartis

Justice delayed is justice denied.
William Gladstone

Improvement begins with I.
Arnold H. Glasgow

Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.
Arnold H. Glasgow

One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
Arnold H. Glasgow

Your body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess the baggage, the shorter the trip.
Arnold H. Glasgow

Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine.
Jeffrey Glassberg

What you call freedom is still nothing but choosing how to steer straight into the heart of what chooses you.
Kate Gleason

Because of their courage, their lack of fear, they (creative people) are willing to make silly mistakes. The truly creative person is one who can think crazy; such a person knows full well that many of his great ideas will prove to be worthless. The creative person is flexible; he is able to change as the situation changes, to break habits, to face indecision and changes in conditions without undue stress. He is not threatened by the unexpected as rigid, inflexible people are.
Frank Goble

A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end...but not necessarily in that order.
Jean-Luc Godard

It's not where you take things from – it's where you take them to.
Jean-Luc Godard

In the place of stillness, rises potential. From the place of potential, emerges possibility. Where there is possibility, there is choice. And where there is choice, there is freedom.
Gabriella Goddard

Learn to shake yourself loose from what the world believes is the only reality.
Neville Goddard

It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Robert H. Goddard

An artist is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, and boldness to challenge the status quo. And an artist takes it personally.
Seth Goden

Art is a personal act of courage, something one human does that creates change in another.
Seth Goden

Art is a personal gift that changes the recipient. The medium doesn't matter. The intent does.
Seth Goden

Art is not in the ...eye of the beholder. It's in the soul of the artist.
Seth Goden

Change almost never fails because it's too early. It almost always fails because it's too late.
Seth Goden

I define anxiety as experiencing failure in advance.
Seth Goden

It's rare to find a consistently creative or insightful person who is also an angry person. They can't occupy the same space, and if your anger moves in, generosity and creativity often move out. It's difficult to use revenge or animus to fuel great work.
Seth Goden

Transferring your passion to your job is far easier than finding a job that happens to match your passion.
Seth Goden

Genius is the act of solving a problem in a way no one has solved it before.
Seth Godin

Instead of wondering where your next vacation is, maybe you ought to set up a life you don't need to escape from.
Seth Godin

Optimism is the most important human trait, because it allows us to evolve our ideas, to improve our situation, and to hope for a better tomorrow.
Seth Godin

A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Action has magic, grace and power in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Destiny grants us our wishes, but in its own way, in order to give us something beyond our wishes.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Doubt can only be removed by action.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Each one sees what he carries in his heart.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Everyone hears only what one understands.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Everything is both simpler than we can imagine and more entangled than we can conceive.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

He is the happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In the realm of ideas, everything depends on enthusiasm. In the real world all rests on perseverance.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Instruction does much, but encouragement does everything.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It's not where we stand but in what direction we are moving.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Life teaches us to be less harsh with ourselves and with others.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Magic is believing in yourself. If you can do that, you can make anything happen.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Nothing is worth more than this day.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves, too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never have otherwise occurred…unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Whatever you do or dream you can do – begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The only real obstacle on your path to possibility will always be yourself. Too often we do not see things as they are; we see things as we are.
Stuart Avery Gold

The way is not in the sky, the way is in the heart. For the traveler who knows his direction, there is always a favorable wind.
Stuart Avery Gold

All of us can create if we allow ourselves to.
Natalie Goldberg

Our task is to say a holy yes to the real things of our life.
Natalie Goldberg

Stress is basically a disconnection from the earth, a forgetting of the breath. Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important. Just lie down.
Natalie Goldberg

There is no excuse. If you want to write, write. This is your life. You are responsible for it. You will not live forever. Don’t wait. Make the time now, even if it is ten minutes once a week.
Natalie Goldberg

Trust in what you love, continue to do it, and it will take you where you need to go.
Natalie Goldberg

Write about what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open.
Natalie Goldberg

We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.
Whoopi Goldberg

No one has yet fully realized the wealth of sympathy, kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
Emma Goldman

Creativity is an electrifying force that defines, shapes, and initiates new ways of being, seeing and transforming the world.
Laine Goldman

Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.
William Goldman

God is not found in places. God is found in consciousness.
Joel Goldsmith

Hatred never ceases by hatred; it only ceases by love. This is a timeless truth.
Joseph Goldstein

The mind takes delight in offering the best, giving what we value most.
Joseph Goldstein

No person who is enthusiastic about his work has anything to fear from life.
Samuel Goldwyn

When someone does something well, applaud! You will make two people happy.
Samuel Goldwyn

Happiness consists in activity. It is a running stream, not a stagnant pool.
John Mason Good

Above all we must realize that each of us makes a difference with our life. Each of us impacts the world around us every single day. We have a choice to use the gift of our life to make the world a better place – or not to bother.
Jane Goodall

Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.
Jane Goodall

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.
Jane Goodall

We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential.
Ellen Goodman

Enjoyment is not a goal, it is a feeling that accompanies important ongoing activity.
Paul Goodman

If someone in your life talked to you the way you talk to yourself, you would have left them long ago.
Carla Gordon

It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t. It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not.
James Gordon

Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use.
Ruth Gordon

Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.
Maxim Gorky

The three words women most want to hear from a man are: you lost weight.
Lori Gottlieb

Children are not born empty vessels waiting to be filled, but vessels of infinite love and wisdom ready to be expressed.
Vince Gowmon

Step forward into your life as you did when you were a child, when you believed anything was possible.
Vince Gowmon

We all need to look into the dark side of our nature - that's where the energy is, the passion. People are afraid of that because it holds pieces of us we're busy denying.
Sue Grafton

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
Billy Graham

To love what you do and feel that it matters—how could anything else be more fun?
Katharine Graham

People need joy quite as much as clothing. Some of them need it far more.
Margaret Collier Graham

Dance is the hidden language of the soul.
Martha Graham

Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.
Martha Graham

Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul's weather.
Martha Graham

Nothing is more revealing than movement.
Martha Graham

Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can.
Martha Graham

The body says what words cannot.
Martha Graham

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost.
Martha Graham

More important than talent, strength, or knowledge is the ability to laugh at yourself and enjoy the pursuit of your dreams.
Amy Grant

Having the world's best idea will do you no good unless you act on it. People who want milk shouldn't sit on a stool in the middle of a field in hopes that a cow will back up to them.
Curtis Grant

May we be strengthened with the understanding that being blessed does not mean that we shall always be spared all the disappointments and difficulties of life.
Heber J. Grant

The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.
Ulysses S. Grant

Intuition is the supra-logic that cuts out all the routine processes of thought and leaps straight from the problem to the answer.
Robert Graves

Joy of life seems to me to arise from a sense of being where one belongs…of being foursquare with the life we have chosen. All the discontented people I know are trying sedulously to be something they are not, to do something they cannot do.
David Grayson

We're given second chances every day of our life. We don't usually take them, but they're there for the taking.
Andrew M. Greeley

Everyone has a covenant and a purpose which is special, and if you do not fulfill it, -- there is no one else who will.
Glenda Green

Creativity is the ideas expressed after summoning everything you've learned and disregarding everything you know. It's the ability to get out of the way of one's originality and imagination.
Dan Greenberger

Life is a series of thousands of tiny miracles.
Mike Greenburg

Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, the melancholia, the panic fear which is inherent in a human situation.
Graham Greene

Giving is the highest expression of power.
Vivian Greene

Life's not about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain!
Vivian Greene

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
Germaine Greer

Energy is the power that drives every human being. It is not lost by exertion but maintained by it, for it is a faculty of the psyche.
Germaine Greer

Human beings have an inalienable right to invent themselves.
Germaine Greer

A garden is the best alternative therapy.
Germaine Greer

Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile.
Wilfred T. Grenfell

You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
Wayne Gretzky

Art is a delivery system for worldviews.
Alex Grey

Life is not a dress rehearsal. Stop practicing what you're going to do and just go do it. In one bold stroke you can transform today.
Marilyn Grey

We know not where our dreams will take us, but we can probably see quite clearly where we'll go without them.
Marilyn Grey

There's a place you can touch a woman that will drive her crazy. Her heart.
Melanie Griffith

The farther a man knows himself to be free from perfection, the nearer he is to it.
Gerard Groote

Every act of creating is an act of power, an act of hope.
Pam Grout

The true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love.
Ernesto 'Che' Guevara

To accomplish much you must first lose everything.
Ernesto 'Che' Guevara

Angels have no philosophy but love.
Terri Guillemets

You’ll meet more angels on a winding path than on a straight one.
Terri Guillemets

The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being.
Tenzin Gyatso



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Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I’d like to see you in better living conditions.
Hafiz


God disguised as myriad things, and playing a game of tag has kissed you and said, "You're it. I mean you're really it. Now it does not matter what you believe or feel. For something wonderful, something major-league wonderful, is someday going to happen."
Hafiz

Greatness is always built on this foundation: the ability to appear, speak and act, as the most common man.
Hafiz

I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.
Hafiz

Now is the time to know that all that you do is sacred.
Hafiz

Now that all your worry has proved such an unlucrative business – why not find a better job?
Hafiz

The words you speak become the house you live in.
Hafiz

This sky where we live is no place to lose your wings so love, love, love.
Hafiz

We have come into this exquisite world to experience ever and ever more deeply our divine courage, freedom and light!
Hafiz

Suppose you read about a pill that you could take once a day to reduce anxiety and increase your contentment. Would you take it? Suppose further that the pill has a great variety of side effects, all of them good: increased self-esteem, empathy, and trust; it even improves memory. Suppose, finally, that the pill is all natural and costs nothing. Now would you take it? The pill exists. It is meditation.
Jonathan Haidt

Practice rather than preach. Make of your life an affirmation, defined by your ideals, not the negation of others. Dare to the level of your capabilities, then go beyond to a higher level.
Alexander Haig

How bright and transparent the moonlight of wisdom.
Hakuin

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do.
Edward Everett Hale

Find the good – and praise it.
Alex Haley

In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.
Alex Haley

Simplicity, clarity, singleness: these are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy.
Richard Halloway

Since movement is the primary language of the body, moving brings us to deep feelings and memories. The way we move also reveals disabling and repetitive patterns. Whatever resides in our body – despair, confusion, fear, anger, joy – will come up when we express ourselves in movement.
Daria Halprin - The Expressive Body in Life, Art and Therapy

Our legacy is really the lives we touch; altering someone's plan, if even for a moment.
Carrie Hamilton

We need to give ourselves permission to act out our dreams and visions, not look for more sensations, more phenomena, but live our strongest dreams – even if it takes a lifetime.
Vijali Hamilton

No-one gets an iron-clad guarantee of success. Certainly, factors like opportunity, luck and timing are important. But the backbone of success is usually found in old-fashioned, basic concepts like hard work, determination, good planning and perseverance.
Mia Hamm

Never, for the sake of peace and quiet, deny your own experience or convictions.
Dag Hammarskjold

When you work seven days a week, fourteen hours a day, you get lucky.
Armand Hammer

I’ve never transcended what I haven’t embraced.
Jon Marc Hammer

The secret is keeping busy, and loving what you do.
Lionel Hampton

Don’t be afraid to expand yourself, to step out of your comfort zone. That’s where the joy and the adventure lie.
Herbie Hancock

Don't be afraid to expand yourself, to step out of your comfort zone. That's where the joy and the adventure lie.
Herbie Hancock

You would not exist if you did not have something to bring to the table of life.
Herbie Hancock

Attention is like sunlight and water for a plant. What we pay attention to will grow.
Thich Nhat Hanh


Be part of the miraculous moment.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Because of your smile you make life more beautiful.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Find joy and peace in this very moment.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Life can be found only in the present moment. The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Many of us are not capable of releasing the past, of releasing the suffering of the past. We want to cling to our own suffering.
Thich Nhat Hanh

May all beings learn how to nourish themselves with joy each day.
Thich Nhat Hanh

May our heart's garden of awakening bloom with hundreds of flowers.
Thich Nhat Hanh

My actions are my only true belongings.
Thich Nhat Hanh

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.
Thich Nhat Hanh

People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child-our own two eyes. All is a miracle.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Smile, breathe, and go slowly.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh

The more compassionate you are, the more generous you can be. The more generous you are, the move loving friendliness you cultivate to help the world.
Thich Nhat Hanh

The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.
Thich Nhat Hanh

There is no enlightenment outside of daily life.
Thich Nhat Hanh

True love always brings joy to ourself and the one we love. If our love does not bring joy to both of us, it is not true love.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.
Thich Nhat Hanh

When we change our daily lives - the way we think, speak and act - we change the world.
Thich Nhat Hanh

When we come into contact with the other person, our thoughts and actions should express our mind of compassion, even if that person says and does things that are not easy to accept. We practice in this way until we see clearly that our love is not contingent upon the other person being lovable.
Thich Nhat Hanh

When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don't blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument. That is my experience. No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change.
Thich Nhat Hanh

At any moment you have a choice that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Do not be idolatrous about or bound to any doctrine, theory, or ideology, even Buddhist ones. All systems of thought are guiding means; they are not absolute truth.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Meditation is to be aware of what is going on in your body, in your feelings, in your mind, and in the world.
Thich Nhat Hanh

People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong…Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?
Thich Nhat Hanh

A lot of creativity comes from just being in a place where it is allowed to happen spontaneously.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

Ability and increased potential grow hand in hand. As we grow, as we move, as we learn, the cells of our nervous systems connect in highly complex patterns of neural pathways.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

Actions such as doodling, eye movements, speaking aloud to oneself or to others, writing things down, are familiar movements that occur during thinking. Without movement of some kind, you don’t get conscious thought.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

If children are gently touched on the shoulder while they are reading, the brain connects the encouraging touch with the reading and helps to anchor the positive experience.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

It is our body’s senses that feed the brain environmental information with which to form an understanding of the world and from which to draw when creating new possibilities. And it is our movements that not only express knowledge and facilitate greater cognitive function, they actually grow the brain as they increase in complexity. Our entire brain structure is intimately connected to and grown by the movement mechanisms within our body.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

It is our movements that not only express knowledge and facilitate greater cognitive function, they actually grow the brain as they increase in complexity.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

Movement awakens and activates many of our mental capacities.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

Movement integrates and anchors new information and experience into our neural networks. And movement is vital to all the actions by which we embody and express our learning, our understanding and ourselves.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

Play provides the emotional spark which activates our attention, problem solving and behavior response systems so we gain the skills necessary for cooperation, co-creativity, altruism and understanding.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

Self-initiated movement, exploration, interaction and physical experience for the joy and challenge of it, facilitates neurogenesis for a lifetime.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

The human urge to create comes from the play impulse.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

The limbic system has links with the neocortex allowing for emotional/cognitive processing. It also works in concert with the body to elicit the physical signs of emotions like the flush of embarrassment, and the smile of joy. Limbic system emotions also determine the release of neurotransmitters that either strengthen or weaken our immune system. The limbic system consists of 5 major structures in the brain: the thalamus, hypothalamus, basal ganglia, amygdala and hippocampus.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

Thought, creativity and learning arise from experience.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

Touch is a strong anchor in behavior and learning.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

Vision is a very complex phenomenon, with only a small percentage (less than 5%) of the process occurring in the eyes. The other ninety-five percent of vision takes place in the brain from association with touch, hearing and proprioception…Touch is the major contributor to full understanding of vision.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

When the emotions are brought into dynamic equilibrium with reason, insight, action and even survival, learning becomes a rational, creative process.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

When we play, dopamine is released which induces elation, excitement, and orchestrates nerve net development and alignment all over the brain. When we are able to take in our fill of sensory stimuli, process and integrate it with richly developed base patterns, and express new insights in a creative way, both physically and verbally, we are then truly at play.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

Whenever touch is combined with other senses, much more of the brain is activated, thus building more complex nerve networks and tapping into more learning potential.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

The journey to financial freedom starts the MINUTE you decide you were destined for prosperity, not scarcity-- for abundance, not lack. Isn't there a part of you that has always known that? Can you see yourself living a bounteous life-- a life of more than enough? It only takes one minute to decide. Decide now.
Mark Victor Hansen

Whatever you're ready for is ready for you.
Mark Victor Hansen

When your self-worth goes up, your net worth goes up with it.
Mark Victor Hansen

You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands - your own.
Mark Victor Hansen

Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.
Mark Victor Hansen

To will is to select a goal, determine a course of action that will bring one to that goal, and then hold to that action till the goal is reached. The key is action.
Michael Hanson

The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind.
Elizabeth Hardwick

Remember that you are all people and that all people are you.
Joy Harjo

Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion.
Robert Harling - screenwriter Steel Magnolias

One person speaking up makes more noise than a thousand people who remain silent.
Thom Harnett

It's surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you're not comfortable within yourself, you can't be comfortable with others.
Sydney J. Harris

Everything is affected by and is part of everything else, changing constantly from one state to another. The rain becomes the river; the river surrenders to the sea and the cycle begins over again. Nothing is ever lost. The melody changes – the dance goes on.
Connie Harrison

Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize.
Elizabeth Harrison

Zen is the vehicle of reality.
Jim Harrison

All the statistics in the world can't measure the warmth of a smile.
Chris Hart

Everything we feel deeply must be expressed.
Han Hartung

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
John Harvey

Sooner or later we must realize there is no station, no one place to arrive at once and for all. The true joy of life is the trip.
Robert J. Hastings

A woman can say more in a sigh than a man can say in a sermon.
Arnold Haultain

Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense regardless of how it turns out.
Vaclav Havel

It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs.
Vaclav Havel

Everything is connected…no one thing can change by itself.
Paul Hawken

The great thing about the dilemma we're in is that we get to re-imagine every single thing we do…There isn't a single thing that doesn't require a complete remake. There are two ways of looking at that. One is: Oh my gosh, what a big burden. The other way, which I prefer, is: What a great time to be born! What a great time to be alive! Because this generation gets to essentially completely change the world.
Paul Hawken

You are brilliant and the earth is hiring.
Paul Hawken

Always leave enough time in your life to do something that makes you happy, satisfied, even joyous. That has more of an effect on economic well-being than any other single factor.
Paul Hawken

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance; it is the illusion of knowledge.
Stephan Hawking

There is no prescribed route to follow to arrive at a new idea. You have to make the intuitive leap.
Stephen Hawking

Healing invokes the power of compassion, both for yourself and for others... At this point, the healed may become a healer.
David Hawkins

I have witnessed the softening of the hardest of hearts by a simple smile.
Goldie Hawn

If you put junk food in your body, your body will turn to junk.
Goldie Hawn

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Nathanial Hawthorne

Friends are the sunshine of life.
John Hay

As I say yes to life, life says yes to me!
Louise Hay

I am the joy of life expressing and receiving in perfect rhythm.
Louise Hay

I give myself permission to be all that I can be, and I deserve the very best in life.
Louise Hay

Somewhere someone is looking for exactly what you have to offer.
Louise Hay

Every thought we think is creating our future.
Louise Hay

I accept perfect health as the natural state of my being. I now consciously release any mental patterns within me that could express as dis-ease in any way. Perfect health is my Divine right, and I claim it now.
Louise Hay

I am one with the Power that created me. I am totally open and receptive to the abundant flow of prosperity that the Universe offers. All my needs and desires are met before I even ask. I am Divinely guided and protected, and I make choices that are beneficial for me. I rejoice in other’s successes, knowing there is plenty for us all.
Louise Hay

I love and approve of myself. I love and approve of my body. I feed it nourishing foods and beverages. I exercise it in ways that are fun.
Louise Hay

If we really love ourselves, everything in our life works.
Louise Hay

It is safe to be me. I love life. I am always safe and secure. I move forward in life with joy and ease. All is well in my world.
Louise Hay

Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
Louise Hay

My day begins with gratitude and joy. I look forward with enthusiasm to the adventures of the day, knowing that in my life, All is good.
Louise Hay

The bottom line for everyone is I’m not good enough. It’s only a thought, and a thought can be changed.
Louise Hay

The point of power is always in the present moment.
Louise Hay

See where your own energy wants to go, not where you think it should go. Do something because it feels right, not because it makes sense. Follow the spiritual impulse.
Mary Hayes-Grieco

Forget all the rules. Forget about being published. Write for yourself and celebrate writing.
Melinda Haynes

Grace has been defined as the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul.
William Hazlitt

Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity.
William Hazlitt

Knowledge is pleasure as well as power.
William Hazlitt

Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps, for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are, and what they might have been.
William Hazlitt

Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.
Friedrich Hebbel

Whoever wants to be a judge of human nature should study people's excuses.
Friedrich Hebbel

The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children.
Elaine Heffner

Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals.
Dorothy Height

When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap.
Cynthia Heimel

Music is the soul of language.
Max Heindel

When words leave off, music begins.
Heinrich Heine

Butterflies are self propelled flowers.
Robert A. Heinlein

Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Robert A. Heinlein

I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.
Robert A. Heinlein

I never learned from a man who agreed with me.
Robert A. Heinlein

Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein

One man’s religion is another man’s belly laugh.
Robert A. Heinlein

Every writer I know has trouble writing.
Joseph Heller

Courage is grace under pressure.
Ernest Hemingway

I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
Ernest Hemingway

It's none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.
Ernest Hemingway

Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the romance of the unusual.
Ernest Hemingway

Never confuse movement with action.
Ernest Hemingway

Once writing has become your major vice and greatest pleasure only death can stop it
Ernest Hemingway

When you stop doing things for fun you might as well be dead.
Ernest Hemingway

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
Nelson Henderson

Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Jimi Hendrix

Music is my religion.
Jimi Hendrix

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
Jimi Hendrix

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
Jimi Hendrix

I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley

When the artist is alive in any person, whatever his kind of work may be, he becomes an inventive, searching, daring, self-expressive creature. He disturbs, upsets, enlightens, and opens ways for a better understanding.
Robert Henri

Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.
Brad Henry

Comfort is the enemy of creativity.
Todd Henry

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
Audrey Hepburn

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
Katharine Hepburn

Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.
Heraclitus

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river, and he's not the same man.
Heraclitus

Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.
Anne Herbert

The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.
Frank Herbert

The future remains uncertain and so it should, for it is the canvas upon which we paint our desires. Thus always the human condition faces a beautifully empty canvas. We possess only this moment in which to dedicate ourselves continuously to the sacred presence which we share and create.
Frank Herbert

While the arts lie on the margins of most people's lives, creative process is central to who we are as humans. Learning, growth, and transformation are creative processes, and it is the act of seeing connections that
Kim Hermanson

If you want money, ask for advice; if you want advice, ask for money.
Peter Hero

Just show up. Stop talking. Start walking.
L.M. Heroux

Most people are much more unusual and complicated and eccentric and playful and creative than they have time to express.
Oliver Herring

If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.
James Herriot

Wonder, rather than doubt, is the root of knowledge.
Abraham Heschel

Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.
Abraham Heschel

If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us.
Hermann Hesse

Solitude is independence.
Hermann Hesse

Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.
Hermann Hesse

We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution.
Bill Hicks

These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves.
Gilbert Highet

Don’t agonize. Organize.
Jim Hightower

The me I see is the me I'll be, but the me I feel is the me that's real.
Brian Hill

All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.
Napoleon Hill

Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
Napoleon Hill

Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
Napoleon Hill

Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
Napoleon Hill

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Napoleon Hill

Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
Napoleon Hill

No alibi will save you from accepting the responsibility.
Napoleon Hill

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Napoleon Hill

When your desires are strong enough, you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve
Napoleon Hill

All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination. Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth.
Napoleon Hill

First comes thought; then organization of that thought into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
Napoleon Hill

You have a solemn obligation to take care of yourself because you never know when the world will need you.
Rabbi Hillel

Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.
Etty Hillesum

Tell me what you yearn for and I shall tell you who you are. We are what we reach for, the idealized image that drives our wandering.
James Hillman

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
Conrad Hilton

To achieve big things you have to have big dreams.
Conrad Hilton

Making sure our goals are properly aligned with our passions only makes sense.
Josh Hinds

Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.
Hippocrates

You don't see luck as an accident. It's a meaningful synchronicity.
Will Hipps

Strength and courage aren't always measured in medals and victories. They are measured in the struggles they overcome. The strongest people aren't always the people who win, but the people who don't give up when they lose.
Ashley Hodgeson

For many people, an excuse is better than an achievement because an achievement, no matter how great, leaves you having to prove yourself again in the future, but an excuse can last for life.
Eric Hoffer

Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.
Eric Hoffer

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
Eric Hoffer

The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
Eric Hoffer

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
Eric Hoffer

My theory is that everyone at one time or another has been at the fringe of society in some way: an outcast in high school, a stranger in a foreign country, the best at something, the worst at something, the one who's different. Being an outsider is the one thing we all have in common.
Alice Hoffman

Life is something to be in, not something to get through.
Dustin Hoffman

Your happiness is your gift to the world.
Robert Holden

Subtly, in the little ways, joy has been leaking out of our lives. The small pleasures of the ordinary day seem almost contemptible, and glance off us lightly…Perhaps it’s a good time to reconsider pleasure at its roots. Changing out of wet shoes and socks, for instance. Bathrobes. Yawning and stretching. Real tomatoes.
Barbara Holland

Cancer is a journey, but you walk the road alone. There are many places to stop along the way and get nourishment – you just have to be willing to take it.
Emily Hollenberg

To be 70 years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be 40 years old.
Oliver Wendel Holmes Jr.

I am a gift of joy that God gives to a wonderful world.
Ernest Holmes

There is One Infinite Spirit and every time man says, I am he proclaims it.
Ernest Holmes

Today I live in the quiet, joyous expectation of good.
Ernest Holmes

When we conceive a new idea we are thinking directly from the creativity of God.
Ernest Holmes

Never tell anyone that something can't be done. God may have waited centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.
J.R. Holmes

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
John Andrew Holmes, Jr.

The root of joy, as of duty, is to put all one's powers towards some great end.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

A mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendall Holmes

A moment's insight is sometimes worth a lifetime's experience.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Love is the master key which opens the gates of happiness.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons. You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

It’s faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

We learn something by doing it. There is no other way.
John Holt

Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.
Victoria Holt

I can’t believe God put us on this earth to be ordinary.
Lou Holtz

A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Lou Holtz

If you're bored with life - you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things - you don't have enough goals.
Lou Holtz

You were not born a winner, and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself to be.
Lou Holtz

Go on with a spirit that fears nothing!
Homer

Success is 99 percent failure.
Soichiro Honda

Loving friendships provide us with a space to experience the joy of community in a relationship where we learn to process all our issues, to cope with differences and conflict while staying connected.
bell hooks

She said she was approaching forty, and I couldn’t help wondering from what direction.
Bob Hope

You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
Bob Hope

No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination.
Edward Hopper

A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.
Grace Hopper

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it. It's much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
Grace Hopper

You manage things; you lead people.
Grace Hopper

It is good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it is good to check once in awhile and make sure you have not lost the things that money cannot buy.
George Horace

It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
Lena Horne

Concern should drive us into action, not into depression.
Karen Horney

At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.
Jean Houston

We all have the extraordinary coded within us waiting to be released.
Jean Houston

When you reduce life to black and white, you never see rainbows.
Rachel Houston

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.
Jane Howard

If you don’t learn to laugh at troubles, you won’t have anything to laugh at when you grow old.
Ed Howe

If you don't learn to laugh at troubles, you won't have anything to laugh at when you grow old.
Ed Howe

We hold these truths to be self-evident; All people are born creative; Endowed by our Creator with the inalienable right and responsibility to express our creativity for the sake of ourselves and our world.
Barbara Marx Hubbard

A friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you just the same.
Elbert Hubbard

Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping stones of genius.
Elbert Hubbard

Happiness is a habit – cultivate it.
Elbert Hubbard

Pain is deeper than all thought; laughter is higher than all pain.
Elbert Hubbard

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
Elbert Hubbard

The love we give away is the only love we keep.
Elbert Hubbard

Art is not a thing; it is a way.
Elbert Hubbard

Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
Elbert Hubbard

Here is my wish for you and every other child, woman, and man on the face of the earth: Spend one week saying only kind, caring things to yourself. Say thank you at least ten times an hour, direct five toward yourself and five to the world at large. Compliment yourself (and others) each time an effort is made. Notice all the wonderful qualities and characteristics about yourself and those around you. One week. You will never go back. And your whole life will be a glorious meditation.
Cheri Huber

Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
Harold S. Hubert

If you haven't forgiving yourself something, how can you forgive others?
Dolores Huerta

It's not the position that makes the leader; it's the leader that makes the position.
Stanley Huffty

When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.
Charles Evans Hughes

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
Langston Hughes

I will not take ‘but’ for an answer.
Langston Hughes

Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.
Victor Hugo

Nothing is so powerful as an idea whose hour has come.
Victor Hugo

There is nothing like a dream to create the future.
Victor Hugo

To know, to think, to dream. That is everything.
Victor Hugo

Play with life, laugh with life, dance lightly with life, and smile at the riddles of life, knowing that life's only true lessons are writ small in the margin.
Jonathan Lochwood Huie

Gratitude is a form of wisdom. It is patient, loving, hopeful, and rigorously honest. It denies nothing, and it overlooks nothing. It looks reality full in the face and says: This is true, this is me, this is my situation, and I have the opportunity to build from here. This is my starting point, and I will succeed!
Phil Humbert

All this creative power of the mind amounts to no more than the faculty of compounding, transposing, augmenting, or diminishing the materials afforded us the by senses and experience.
David Hume

Oh, my friend, it’s not what they take away from you that counts – it’s what you do with what you have left.
Hubert Humphrey

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.
Hubert Humphrey

Innovation is the process of turning ideas into manufacturable and marketable form.
Watts Humprey

He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom.
James Huneker

It’s not the first impression you give, it’s the lasting impression you leave behind.
Ara Hunt

Goals are dreams with deadlines.
Diana Scharf Hunt

Talk to me like I'm someone you love.
Helen Hunt

Every one of us is a wonder. Every one of us has a story.
Kristin Hunter

The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
Robert M. Hutchins

After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Aldous Huxley

Consciousness is only possible through change; change is only possible through movement.
Aldous Huxley

Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you.
Aldous Huxley

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
Aldous Huxley

The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Thomas Henry Huxley

Volunteering is not a choice, it's a responsibility.
Ashley E. Hyder

We live in an ironic society where even play is turned into work. But the highest existence is not work; the highest level of existence is play.
Conrad Hyers



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My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
Lee Iacocca


No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you accomplished?
Lee Iacocca

So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don't sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we've satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late.
Lee Iacocca

The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen.
Lee Iacocca

You can use the fanciest computers to gather the numbers, but in the end you have to set a timetable and act.
Lee Iacocca

The heart and soul of the company is creativity and innovation.
Robert Iger

A person, who no matter how desperate the situation, gives others hope, is a true leader.
Daisaku Ikeda

Increase your joy by doing the good you wish to have done to you.
Daisaku Ikeda

Faith is an act of rational choice, which determines us to act as if certain things were true, and in the confident expectation that they will prove to be true.
Dean Inge

Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.
Robert G. Ingersoll

Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.
Robert G. Ingersoll

The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here.
Robert G. Ingersoll

We rise by lifting others.
Robert G. Ingersoll

If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.
Raymond Inmon

It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.
Eugene Ionesco

We invent what we love and what we fear.
John Irving

Great minds have purposes, little minds have wishes. Little minds are subdued by misfortunes, great minds rise above them.
Washington Irving

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief…and unspeakable love.
Washington Irving

Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another which both attracts and heals.
J. Isham

Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.
Doug Ivester



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Never take counsel of your fears.
Andrew Jackson


Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.
Jesse Jackson

Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Jesse Jackson

How can you sing amazing grace and all God’s wonders without using your hands?
Mahalia Jackson

In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.
Michael Jackson

Gratitude, generosity and humility are inherent characteristics of one who is present. When you awaken, you will realize that everyone and everything has the same right to be here as you do. This includes every human Being, every tree Being, every flower Being, and every other kind of Being.
Leonard Jacobson

Be yourself. Above all. Let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.
John Jakes

It's time to start living the life you've imagined.
Henry James

What a child doesn't receive he can seldom later give.
P. D. James

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
William James

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
William James

Each of us literally chooses, by his way of attending to things, what sort of universe he shall appear to himself to inhabit.
William James

Great thinkers have vast premonitory glimpses of schemes of relations between terms, which hardly even as verbal images enter the mind, so rapid is the whole process.
William James

How pleasant is the day when we give up striving to be young—or slender.
William James

I don't sing because I'm happy; I'm happy because I sing.
William James

In the dim background of our mind, we know what we ought to be doing but somehow we cannot start.
William James

It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.
William James

Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.
William James

Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, ‘This is the real me,' and when you have found that attitude, follow it.
William James

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
William James

The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.
William James

The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude. As you think, so shall you be.
William James

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
William James

To change one's life: 1. Start immediately. 2. Do it flamboyantly. 3. No exceptions.
William James

Wherever you are, it is your friends who make your world.
William James

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
Storm Jameson

The only way to live is to accept each minute as an unrepeatable miracle, which is exactly what it is: a miracle and unrepeatable.
Storm Jameson

Learn the craft of knowing how to open your heart and to turn on your creativity. There's a light inside of you.
Judith Jamison

Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.
Kay Renfield Jamison

A truly creative person rids him or herself of all self-imposed limitations.
Gerald Jampolsky

Forgiveness is the way to true health and happiness.
Gerald Jampolsky

Forgiveness means letting go of the past.
Gerald Jampolsky

Love is letting go of fear.
Gerald Jampolsky

I think what makes us human is our interconnectedness among people. It's our ability to form and maintain relationships. It's the barometer by which we call ourselves human.
Thomas Jane

Genius is simply focus on a topic long enough to discover your own unique talent within.
Cheryl Janecky

It's pretty hard to get what you want when you're busy doing and being what you don't want.
Cheryl Janecky

Intuition is a way of knowing about the world through insight and exercising one's imagination.
Valerie Janesick

Power is the ability not to have to please.
Elizabeth Janeway

Create something people want to share.
John Jantsch

Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic.
Jim Jarmusch

The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.
Anthony Jay

Feel the fear and do it anyway.
Susan Jeffers

Most of us do not 'sculpt' our lives. We accept what comes our way, then we gripe about it.
Susan Jeffers

Remove those ‘I want you to like me' stickers from your forehead and, instead, place them where they truly will do the most good – on your mirror.
Susan Jeffers

Saying yes means getting up and acting on your belief that you can create meaning and purpose in whatever life hands you.
Susan Jeffers

Take a risk a day – one small or bold stroke that will make you feel great once you have done it.
Susan Jeffers

We cannot escape fear. We can only transform it into a companion that accompanies us on all our exciting adventures…
Susan Jeffers

You are innately designed to use your personal power. When you don't, you experience a sense of helplessness, paralysis, and depression-which is your clue that something is not working as it could. You, like all of us, deserve everything that is wonderful and exciting in life. And those feelings emerge only when you get in touch with your powerful self.
Susan Jeffers

Every generation needs a new revolution.
Thomas Jefferson

If you want something you've never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done.
Thomas Jefferson

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
Thomas Jefferson

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Thomas Jefferson

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Thomas Jefferson

Walking is the best possible exercise.
Thomas Jefferson

It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
Thomas Jefferson

Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.
Mae Jemison

Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.
Mae Jemison

Compassion is the ultimate and most meaningful embodiment of emotional maturity. It is through compassion that a person achieves the highest peak and the deepest reach in his or her search for self-fulfillment.
Arthur Jersild

If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.
Jesus , Gospel of Thomas

I am not afraid…I was born to do this.
Joan of Ark

Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.
Steve Jobs


Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.
Steve Jobs

Don't settle. Stay hungry. Stay foolish.
Steve Jobs

Follow your heart and intuition, they already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
Steve Jobs

Listen to me. We're here to make a dent in the universe. Otherwise why even be here?
Steve Jobs

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.
Steve Jobs

The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.
Steve Jobs

The only way to do great work is to love the work you do.
Steve Jobs

When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex, and most people stop there. But if you keep going, and live with the problem and peel more layers of the onion off, you can often times arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions.
Steve Jobs

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking.
Steve Jobs

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
Steve Jobs

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
Steve Jobs

As one gets older one sees many more paths that could be taken. Artists sense within their own work that kind of swelling of possibilities, which may seem a freedom or a confusion.
Jasper Johns

Quit putting yourself in a little box by trying to live consistently with your past and explaining every little action you take. BE YOU. Fully. In this moment. Independent of what others may or may not 'expect' from you.
Brian Johnson

All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and someone who believes in them.
Earvin "Magic" Johnson

Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.
Samuel Johnson

Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.
Samuel Johnson

Exert your talents, and distinguish yourself, and don't think of retiring from the world, until the world will be sorry that you retire.
Samuel Johnson

Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.
Samuel Johnson

Marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.
Samuel Johnson

My congratulations to you, sir. Your manuscript is both good and original; but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good.
Samuel Johnson

Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Samuel Johnson

The applause of a single human being is of great consequence.
Samuel Johnson

The fountain of content must spring up in the mind, and he who hath so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition, will waste his life in fruitless efforts and multiply the grief he proposes to remove.
Samuel Johnson

The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it.
Samuel Johnson

We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history.
Sonia Johnson

What we resist persists.
Sonia Johnson

Remember, men need laughter sometimes more than food.
Anna Fellows Johnston

Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
Franklin P. Jones

Synchronicity hints at the unified world behind the illusory veil of the material universe.
Roger S. Jones

Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
Erica Jong

Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
Erica Jong

I went for years not finishing anything. Because, of course, when you finish something you can be judged...I had poems which were re-written so many times I suspect it was just a way of avoiding sending them out.
Erica Jong

The soul is awakened through service.
Erica Jong

The trick is not how much pain you feel but how much joy you feel. Any idiot can feel pain. Life is full of excuses to feel pain, excuses not to live, excuses, excuses, excuses.
Erica Jong

Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
Janis Joplin

I am responsible for me and must oversee with great sensitivity the impact of what I say or do on others.
Barbara Jordan

Wisdom is knowing what to do next, virtue is doing it.
David Star Jordan

Earn your leadership every day.
Michael Jordan

I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games; 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Michael Jordan

I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games; 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Michael Jordan

Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.
Michael Jordan

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Michael Jordan

Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Michael Jordan

To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don't isolate.
Michael Jordan

The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it.
Chief Joseph

Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another's uniqueness.
Ola Joseph

Children need models rather than critics.
Joseph Joubert

Misery is almost always the result of thinking.
Joseph Joubert

Never cut what you can untie.
Joseph Joubert

To teach is to learn twice.
Joseph Joubert

When you have the constant focus of going within and then acting, your life will unfold in magical ways.
Elizabeth Joy

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
James Joyce

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
Carl Jung


As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
Carl Jung

Enlightenment is not imagining figures of light, but making the darkness conscious.
Carl Jung

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Carl Jung

From the living fountain of instinct flows everything that is creative; hence the unconscious is not merely conditioned by history, but is the very source of the creative impulse. It is like nature herself - prodigiously conservative, and yet transcending her own historical conditions in her acts of creation.
Carl Jung

I am not what happened to me. I am what I chose to become.
Carl Jung

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
Carl Jung

If there is fear of failing, the only safety consists in deliberately jumping.
Carl Jung

Loneliness does not come from having no people around you, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to you.
Carl Jung

Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent.
Carl Jung

Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.
Carl Jung

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
Carl Jung

Synchronicity is an ever present reality for those who have eyes to see.
Carl Jung

Synchronicity reveals the meaningful connections between the subjective and objective world.
Carl Jung

The artist is not a person endowed with free will who seeks his own ends, but one who allows art to realize its supreme purpose through him.
Carl Jung

The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with objects it loves.
Carl Jung

The debt we owe to play of imagination is incalculable.
Carl Jung

Warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
Carl Jung

We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect; we apprehend it just as much by feeling. Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is, at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest, also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.
Carl Jung

When you walk with naked feet, how can you ever forget the earth?
Carl Jung

Where love reigns, there is no will to power; and where the will to power is paramount, love is lacking.
Carl Jung

Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
Carl Jung

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart.
Carl Jung

Creativity is not just about producing something novel and useful. It also seems to be linked to a sense of purpose. Human beings long to make connections and expand the meaning of our lives. Creativity is a powerful way to do this because it makes new things possible.
Rex Jung , Creativity Researcher, Mind Research Scientist, and Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of New Mexico



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Fear is the reason for making art. It is a means to freedom.
Ilya Kabakov


If we are honest with ourselves, most of us will have to admit that we live out our lives in an ocean of fear.
Jon Kabat-Zinn

Meditation is simply about being yourself and knowing about who that is. It is about coming to realize that you are on a path whether you like it or not, namely the path that is your life.
Jon Kabat-Zinn

Stillness, insight, and wisdom arise only when we can settle into being complete in this moment, without having to seek or hold on to or reject anything.
Jon Kabat-Zinn

The little things? The little moments? They aren't little.
Jon Kabat-Zinn

You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf.
Jon Kabat-Zinn

You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.
Jon Kabat-Zinn

If you want the truth, I'll tell you the truth. Listen to the secret sound, the real sound, which is inside you.
Kabir

We’ve got to take back the ideal of justice, we’ve got to take back this principle of human dignity, we’ve got to take it back from vengeance, from hatred, we’ve got to say: look, we’re all in this together. We are human beings.
David Kaczynski

There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction.
Franz Kafka

Try and fail, but don't fail to try.
Stephen Kaggwa

Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?
Frida Kahlo

I tried to drown my sorrow, but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling.
Frida Kahlo

I used to think I was the strangest person in the world, but then I thought, there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me, too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true, I'm here, and I'm just as strange as you.
Frida Kahlo

Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light.
Frida Kahlo

When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.
Henry J. Kaiser

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.
Garson Kanin

We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
Immanual Kant

All human knowledge thus begins with intuitions, proceeds thence to concepts, and ends with ideas.
Immanuel Kant

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Immanuel Kant

People can be inspired to meet stretch goals and tackle impossible challenges if they care about the outcome.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter

You must have control of the authorship of your own destiny. The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand.
Irene C. Kassorla

Anything you want to ask a teacher, ask yourself, and wait for the answer in silence.
Byron Katie

Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.
Byron Katie

It's not your job to like me – it's mine.
Byron Katie

Love is who we are without our stories.
Byron Katie

When you realize that suffering and discomfort are the call to inquiry, you may actually begin to look forward to uncomfortable feelings. You may even experience them as friends coming to show you what you have not yet investigated thoroughly enough.
Byron Katie

Play is one of the highest spiritual forms of being. When we're in that state, we get lost in ourselves, which allows the mind to receive the message of the spirit.
Ellie Katz

Playology is about waking up our senses, infusing our organs of seeing, hearing, smelling, touching, tasting - and the higher cognitive senses as well, with the spirit of play. Play ignites creativity and spontaneity. Playing together leads to trust and cooperation.
Ellie Katz

Your brain controls how you feel. It's the biggest playground in the world. What we think and feel creates secretions from the brain which in turn cause biochemical changes throughout the body. When we laugh and play, our body releases endorphins, the body's natural opiates.
Ellie Katz

Genius involves figuring out who you are, and owning yourself. It's about amplifying your best traits and compensating for the rest. Geniuses grab life by the horns, and persevere amidst setbacks. They take control of their lives, instead of waiting for others to open up doors. In this very important sense, greatness in completely, utterly, made.
Scott Barry Kaufman

The hard part is implementing the decision, not making it.
Guy Kawasaki

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.
Danny Kaye

The writer, when he is also an artist, is someone who admits what others don’t dare reveal.
Elia Kazan

As you walk, you cut open and create that riverbed into which the stream of your descendants shall enter and flow.
Nikos Kazantzakis

One writes to make a home for oneself, on paper, in time and in other's minds.
Alfred Kazin

Telling stories is as basic to human beings as eating. More so, in fact, for while food makes us live, stories are what make our lives worth living.
Richard Kearney

A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
John Keats

I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination.
John Keats

Let us open our leaves like a flower, and be receptive.
John Keats

Touch has a memory.
John Keats

In the degree that we remember and retell our stories and create new ones we become the authors, the authorities, of our own lives.
Sam Keen

The ‘still, small voice' of God never calls on me to be like another man. It appeals to me to rise to my full stature and fulfill the promise that sleeps within my being.
Sam Keen

What shapes our lives are the questions we ask, refuse to ask, or never think to ask.
Sam Keen

A man can't make a place for himself in the sun if he keeps taking refuge under the family tree.
Helen Keller


Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
Helen Keller

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
Helen Keller

As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.
Helen Keller

Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.
Helen Keller

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Helen Keller

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
Helen Keller

Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
Helen Keller

I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace.
Helen Keller

I have always thought it would be a blessing if each person could be blind and deaf for a few days during his early adult life. Darkness would make him appreciate sight, silence would teach him the joys of sound.
Helen Keller

Ideas without action are worthless.
Helen Keller

Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow.
Helen Keller

Life is a daring adventure or nothing.
Helen Keller

Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.
Helen Keller

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Helen Keller

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Helen Keller

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched …but are felt in the heart.
Helen Keller

The heart has eyes which the brain knows nothing of.
Helen Keller

The one thing worse than not being able to see is having no vision.
Helen Keller

The struggle of life is one of our greatest blessings. It makes us patient, sensitive, and Godlike. It teaches us that although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
Helen Keller

To be blind is bad, but worse is to have eyes and not see.
Helen Keller

True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Helen Keller

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
Helen Keller

We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.
Helen Keller

Your success and happiness lie in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invisible host against difficulties.
Helen Keller

Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.
Helen Keller

To fully nurture the creative potential of others requires modeling the behaviors, attitudes and actions consistant with a creative learner. Development of one's creative expression is therefore first.
Susan Keller-Mathers

It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.
Sally Kempton

If you can learn from hand knocks, you can also learn from soft touches.
Carolyn Kenmore

A lot of disappointed people have been left standing on the street corner waiting for the bus marked Perfection.
Donald Kennedy

Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Every area of trouble gives out a ray of hope; and the one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the risks of inaction.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Each time we stand up for an ideal, or act to improve the lot of others, or strike out against injustice, we send forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
Robert F. Kennedy

The greatest truth must be recognition that in every man, in every child is the potential for greatness.
Robert F. Kennedy

You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.
Robert F. Kennedy

He who angers you conquers you.
Elizabeth Kenny

Creative ability is often mistakenly attributed to inborn talent. It is about all the ability to connect one thing with another.
Sister Corita Kent

Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries.
Sister Corita Kent

Someday we'll find it, that rainbow connection, the lovers, the dreamers, and me.
Kermit

Marrying a man is like buying something you've been admiring for a long time in a shop window. You may love it when you get it home, but it doesn't always go with everything in the house.
Jean Kerr

You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
Ken Kesey

An inventor is simply a person who doesn't take his education too seriously. You see, from the time a person is six years old until he graduates from college he has to take three or four examinations a year. If he flunks once, he is out. But an inventor is almost always failing. He tries and fails maybe a thousand times. It he succeeds once then he's in. These two things are diametrically opposite. We often say that the biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee how to fail intelligently. We have to train him to experiment over and over and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work.
Charles F. Kettering

If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong.
Charles F. Kettering

Inventing is a combination of brains and materials. The more brains you use, the less material you need.
Charles F. Kettering

It doesn't matter if you try and try and try again, and fail. It does matter if you try and fail, and fail to 'try again'.
Charles F. Kettering

You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
Charles F. Kettering

Love is moral even without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love.
Ellen Key

A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.
Ken Keyes, Jr.

Everyone and everything around you is your teacher.
Ken Keyes, Jr.

Happiness is experienced when your life gives you what you are willing to accept.
Ken Keyes, Jr.

The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from the old ones.
John Maynard Keynes

When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.
Pauline R. Kezer

Real generosity is an unfailing sign of spirituality.
Hazrat Inayat Khan

The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.
Hazrat Inayat Khan

The world is evolving from imperfection to perfection. It needs all love and sympathy; great tenderness and watchfulness are required from each one of us.
Hazrat Inayat Khan

When we pay attention to nature's music, we find that everything on the earth contributes to its harmony.
Hazrat Inayat Khan

The future is not there waiting for us. We create it by the power of imagination.
Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
Omar Khayyam

An entrepreneur assumes the risk and is dedicated and committed to the success of whatever he or she undertakes.
Victor Kiam

Entrepreneurs are risk takers, willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise. They willingly assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture and are answerable for all its facets.
Victor Kiam

Remember, life is a journey. If you got everything you wanted all at once there'd be no point to living. Enjoy the ride, and in the end you'll see these 'setbacks' as giant leaps forward, only you couldn't see the bigger picture in the moment. Remain calm, all is within reach; all you have to do is show up every day, stay true to your path and you will surely find the treasure you seek.
Jackson Kiddard

To get the most success out of life have no agenda other than to give whatever you can in the present moment. A smile, a laugh, a quarter, a helping hand, an introduction or just your listening ear is more powerful than you can imagine. Beneath every gift is the knowing that the Universe is abundant and that you lose nothing by giving away what you have. Others will feel comfortable in your presence and all good things will find you - WITHOUT seeking them.
Jackson Kiddard

The really tough choices…don’t center upon right versus wrong. They involve right versus right. They are genuine dilemmas precisely because each side is firmly rooted in one of our basic, core values.
Rushworth Kidder

Don't worry about being worried. You're heading out on an adventure and you can always change your mind along the way and try something else.
Tracy Kidder

Above all, do not lose your desire to walk. Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness. I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.
Søren Kierkegaard


Don't forget to love yourself.
Søren Kierkegaard

Faith is the highest passion in a human being. Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
Søren Kierkegaard

Hope is passion for what is possible.
Søren Kierkegaard

If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of potential - for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possibilities. Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
Søren Kierkegaard

Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.
Søren Kierkegaard

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
Søren Kierkegaard

Most people live dejectedly in worldly joys or sorrows. They sit on the sidelines and do not join the dance.
Søren Kierkegaard

The most common form of despair is not being who you are…
Søren Kierkegaard

It is very dangerous to go into eternity with possibilities which one has oneself prevented form becoming realities. A possibility is a hint from God. One must follow it.
Søren Kierkegaard

Doing work you love is the dizzying path of saying yes to yourself and yes to a brilliant, hidden self you do not yet know.
Tama Kieves

The worship of convention has never yet led to astonishment and a joyous leap in human potential.
Tama Kieves

Transformation of any kind always exacts a holy tussle. The newborn butterfly struggles to open its wings so it can conjure up the strength to fly. So, too, with artists, inventors, mystics, and entrepreneurs.
Tama Kieves

The world is grand, awfully big, and astonishingly beautiful, frequently thrilling.
Dorothy Kilgallen

Stress is not what happens to us. It’s our response to what happens. And response is something we can choose.
Maureen Killoran

The air is like a butterfly with frail blue wings. The happy earth looks at the sky and sings…
Joyce Kilmer

Finding and creating your life's work, even if it is entirely different from what you have done most of your life, will bring you more happiness and health than any other action you can take. If your primary responsibility in life is being true to yourself, that can only be accomplished by carrying out what you are called to do - your unique and special vocation...Your life's work involves doing what you love and loving what you do.
Dennis Kimbro

The true American dream not only provides the freedom to use your gifts and talents to achieve your highest goal but also gives you the freedom to fulfill your purpose in life. You are meant to work in ways that suit you, drawing on your natural talents and gifts. This work, when you find it and commit to it -- even if only as a hobby -- is the key to happiness.
Dennis Kimbro

There can be no richer man or woman than the individual who has found his or her labor of love. Personal fulfillment through the virtue of work is the highest form of desire. Work is the conduit between the supply and the demand of all human needs, the forerunner of human progress, and the medium by which the imagination is given the wings of action. A labor of love is exalted because it provides joy and self-expression to those who perform it.
Dennis Kimbro

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand-in-hand.
Emily Kimbrough

A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.
Billie Jean King

Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention luck are kidding themselves.
Larry King

A great nation is a compassionate nation.
Martin Luther King, Jr.


All of the other shallow things will not matter. I won't have any money to leave behind. I won't have the fine and luxurious things of life to leave behind. But I want to leave a committed life behind.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Everyone can be great because anyone can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't even have to make your subject and verb agree to serve…You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

I refuse to accept the idea that man is mere flotsam and jetsam in the river of life, unable to influence the unfolding events which surround him. I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life at its best is a creative synthesis of opposites in fruitful harmony.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life's most urgent questions is: What are you doing for others?
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Never, never, be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

True peace is not merely the absence of tension it is the presence of justice.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

There are two ways to being creatively productive. One is not being daunted by one's fear of failure. The second is sheer perseverance.
Mary-Claire King

You have the power in the present moment to change limiting beliefs and consciously plant the seeds for the future of your choosing. As you change your mind, you change your experience.
Serge Kahili King

A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men.
Stephen King

Books are a uniquely portable magic.
Stephen King

If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.
Stephen King

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
Stephen King

The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them.
Stephen King

Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not. Time takes it all, time bears it away, and in the end there is only darkness. Sometimes we find others in that darkness, and sometimes we lose them there again.
Stephen King

We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
Stephen King

In the end, nothing we do or say in this lifetime will matter as much as the way we have loved one another.
Daphne Rose Kingman

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life. All that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
Charles Kingsley

Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It's the one and only thing you have to offer.
Barbara Kingsolver

The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.
Barbara Kingsolver

To me success means effectiveness in the world, that I am able to carry my ideas and values into the world -- that I am able to change it in positive ways.
Maxine Hong Kingston

Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them.
Thomas Kinkade

When we learn to say a deep, passionate yes to the things that really matter, then peace begins to settle onto our lives like golden sunlight sifting to a forest floor.
Thomas Kinkade

Love is a peaceful feeling, like a flower hugging a butterfly.
Jarod Kintz

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
Rudyard Kipling

Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything. You are you and that is the beginning and the end - no apologies, no regrets.
Henry A. Kissinger

The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.
Robert Kiyosaki

The hardest thing you can do is smile when you are ill, in pain, or depressed. But this no-cost remedy is a necessary first half-step if you are to start on the road to recovery.
Allen Klein

There are no language barriers when you are smiling.
Allen Klein

When we can laugh through our tears, we are being given a powerful message. Things may be bad, but they cannot be all that bad.
Allen Klein

When Nike says, just do it, that's a message of empowerment. Why aren't the rest of us speaking to young people in a voice of inspiration?
Naomi Klein

Success, happiness, peace of mind and fulfillment – the most priceless of human treasures – are available to all among us, without exception, who make things happen – who make ‘good' things happen – in the world around them.
Joe Klock

Whatever you focus on expands.
Christopher M. Knight

The best way to lose weight is to close your mouth - something very difficult for a politician. Or watch your food - just watch it, don't eat it.
Edward Koch

When the mind is clear of all noise and self talk, this is when solutions are revealed, artists are inspired, paradigms are shifted.
Stephen J. Kochan

Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and the pupil are located in the same individual.
Arthur Koestler

Creativity is the defeat of habit by originality.
Arthur Koestler

True creativity often starts where language ends.
Arthur Koestler

The worst thing in your life may contain the seeds of the best.
Joe Kogel

The brain is looking for tribal behavior: you’re like my tribe or you’re different from my tribe. You’re a friend or an enemy. It’s you or us. Looking for the common goal, or a positive outcome, can also help you feel open minded and calm – an ideal state for finding creative solutions.
George Kohlrieser

Empathy is formed through immersion.
Jon Kolko

There's a word for a writer who never gives up: published.
Joe Konrath

Intuition is seeing with the soul.
Deen Koontz

Inexperience is an asset. Embrace it.
Wendy Kopp

To face despair and not give in to it, that's courage.
Ted Koppel

Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you derive from what you do.
Michael Korda

The questions asked at the end of life are very simple ones: Did I love well? Did I love the people around me, my community, the earth, in a deep way? And perhaps, Did I live fully? Did I offer myself to life?
Jack Kornfeld

If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.
Jack Kornfield

In spiritual life there is no room for compromise. Awakening is not negotiable; we cannot bargain to hold on to things that please us while relinquishing things that do not matter to us. A lukewarm yearning for awakening is not enough to sustain us through the difficulties involved in letting go. It is important to understand that anything that can be lost was never truly ours, anything that we deeply cling to only imprisons us.
Jack Kornfield

The heart is like a garden. It can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. What seeds will you plant there?
Jack Kornfield

The map is not the territory.
Alfred Korzbyski

If you nurture your mind, body, and spirit, your time will expand. You will gain a new perspective that will allow you to accomplish more.
Brian Koslow

The more you are willing to accept responsibility for your actions, the more credibility you will have.
Brian Koslow

There are no failures – just experiences and your reactions to them.
Tom Krause

A real entrepreneur is somebody who has no safety net underneath them.
Henry Kravis

Fear is what prevents the flowering of the mind.
Krishnamurti

In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself.
Krishnamurti

It is love alone that leads to right action. What brings order in the world is to love and let love do what it will.
Krishnamurti

Joy is something entirely different from pleasure.
Krishnamurti

Learning is movement from moment to moment.
Krishnamurti

Meditation is the action of silence.
Krishnamurti

So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it.
Krishnamurti

The end is the beginning of all things, suppressed and hidden, awaiting to be released through the rhythm of pain and pleasure.
Krishnamurti

The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.
Krishnamurti

What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear – that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.
Krishnamurti

Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. ‘Cause that's all that matters in the end.
Kris Kristofferson

Art is as heavy as sorrow, as light as a breeze, as bright as an idea, as pretty as a picture, as funny as money, and as fugitive as fraud!
Barbara Kruger

Happiness is in itself a kind of gratitude.
Joseph Wood Krutch

As far as service goes, it can take the form of a million things. To do service, you don't have to be a doctor working in the slums for free, or become a social worker. Your position in life and what you do doesn't matter as much as how you do what you do.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross


Free choice is the greatest gift God gives to his children.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

If we make our goal to live a life of compassion and unconditional love, then the world will indeed become a garden where all kinds of flowers can bloom and grow.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

People are like stained glass windows, the true beauty can be seen only when there is light from within. The darker the night, the brighter the windows.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

We need to teach the next generation of children from day one that they are responsible for their lives. Mankind's greatest gift, also its greatest curse, is that we have free choice. We can make our choices built from love or from fear.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

We are, each of us, our own prisoner. We are locked up in our own story.
Maxine Kumin

The universe is a continuous web. Touch it at any point and the whole web quivers.
Stanley Kunitz

When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge.
Tuli Kupferberg

Man is a genius when he is dreaming.
Akira Kurosawa

Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness.
Harold Kushner

If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.
Harold Kushner

When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world.
Harold Kushner

The happiest people I know are people who don't even think about being happy. They just think about being good neighbors, good people. And then happiness sort of sneaks in the back window while they are busy doing good.
Rabbi Harold Kushner

The education and empowerment of women throughout the world cannot fail to result in a more caring, tolerant, just and peaceful life for all.
Aung San Suu Kyi



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Out of difficulties grow miracles.
Jean de La Bruyère


A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
Jean de La Fontaine

Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.
Jean de La Fontaine

Intuition isn't the enemy, but the ally, of reason.
John Kord Lagemann

Angels encourage us by guiding us onto a path that will lead to happiness and hope.
Andy Lakey

Grief and sadness knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger than common joys.
Alphonse de Lamartine

New Year's Day is every man's birthday.
Charles Lamb

Age has given me what I was looking for my entire life – it gave me me. It provided the time and experience and failures and triumphs and friends who helped me step into the shape that had been waiting for me all my life…I not only get along with me most of the time now, I am militantly and maternally on my own side.
Anne Lamott

For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die.
Anne Lamott

Gratitude begins in our hearts and then dovetails into behavior. It almost always makes you willing to be of service, which is where the joy resides.
Anne Lamott

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up.
Anne Lamott

I do not at all understand the mystery of grace, only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.
Anne Lamott

Joy is the best makeup.
Anne Lamott

Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor.
Anne Lamott

This is our goal as writers, I think: to help others have this sense of wonder, of seeing things anew, things that catch us off-guard, that break in our small bordered worlds. When this happens everything feels more spacious.
Anne Lamott

You are desperate to communicate, to edify or entertain, to preserve moments of grace or joy or transcendence, to make real or imagined events come alive. But you cannot will this to happen. It is a matter of persistence and faith and hard work. So you might as well just go ahead and get started.
Anne Lamott

You get your intuition back when you make space for it, when you stop the chattering of the rational mind.
Anne Lamott

If you wait for inspiration, you're not a writer, but a waiter.
Louis L'Amour

There will be a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.
Louis L'Amour

An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.
Edwin Land

Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity.
Edwin Land

Asking a writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp post how it feels about dogs.
Ann Landers

Know yourself. Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful
Ann Landers

Doors are for people with no imagination.
Derek Landy

If you want to see the sunshine, you have to weather the storm.
Frank Lane

Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.
Janet Lane

Mindfulness is the cure for everything; the essence of being alive.
Ellen Langer

To be mindfully engaged is the most natural, creative state we can be in.
Ellen Langer

Out of an intuitive experience of the world comes a continuous flow of novel distinctions. Purely rational understanding, on the other hand, serves to confirm old mindsets, rigid categories. Artists, who live in the same world as the rest of us, steer clear of these mindsets to make us see things anew.
Ellen Langler

You will always be your child's favorite toy.
Vicki Lansky

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
Lao Tzu


A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
Lao Tzu

Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.
Lao Tzu

Being loved deeply by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Lao Tzu

From caring comes courage.
Lao Tzu

From wonder into wonder existence opens.
Lao Tzu

He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened.
Lao Tzu

He who loves the world as his body may be entrusted with the empire.
Lao Tzu

Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.
Lao Tzu

If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Lao Tzu

In dwelling, be close to the land. In meditation, go deep in the heart.
Lao Tzu

In the universe, great acts are made up of small deeds.
Lao Tzu

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Lao Tzu

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Lao Tzu

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
Lao Tzu

New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.
Lao Tzu

No fight: no blame.
Lao Tzu

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Lao Tzu

One cannot reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
Lao Tzu

Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Lao Tzu

Ordinary men hate solitude. But the Master makes use of it, embracing his aloneness, realizing he is one with the whole universe.
Lao Tzu

The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.
Lao Tzu

The sage does not collect precious things. He does not hold on to ideas. He brings men back to what they have lost.
Lao Tzu

There are many paths to enlightenment. Be sure to take the one with a heart.
Lao Tzu

To hold, you must first open your hand. Let go.
Lao Tzu

To know and not to do is not yet to know.
Lao Tzu

To know that you do not know is the best. To pretend to know when you do not know is a disease.
Lao Tzu

To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
Lao Tzu

We are all capable of much more than we think we are.
Lao Tzu

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
Lao Tzu

Who can wait quietly until the mud settles? Who can remain still until the moment of action?
Lao Tzu

Like a plant that starts up in showers and sunshine and does not know which has best helped it to grow, it is difficult to say whether the hard things or the pleasant things did me the most good.
Lucy Larcom

I promise myself…to be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind; to talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person I meet; to make all my friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them; to look at the sunny side of everything and make my optimism come true; to think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best; to be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about my own; to forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future; to wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature I meet; to give so much time to improving myself that I have no time to criticize others; to be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble; to think well of myself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud word, but in great deeds; to live in the faith that the whole world is on my side, so long as I am true to the best that is in me.
Christian D. Larson

Establishing goals is all right if you don't let them deprive you of interesting detours.
Doug Larson

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.
Doug Larson

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk.
Doug Larson

I don't believe in the concept of hell, but if I did I would think of it as filled with people who were cruel to animals.
Gary Larson

Everything is based on a simple rule: quality is the best business plan, period.
John Lasseter

When I look at the success I have, it’s because of my creative thinking skills.
John Lasseter

Learning to listen to and harmonize with the patterns of change of our environments, remembering how to be curiously and playfully engages in a lifelong creative inquiry, reconnecting to practices that honor all our relations, are some examples of the manifestation of a systemic competence that goes beyond thinking.
Kathia Laszlo

May I have the courage to show up fully to be of service to what wants to emerge.
Kathia Laszlo

Sustainability is an inside job, a learning journey to live lightly, joyfully, peacefully, meaningfully.
Kathia Laszlo

Systems thinking has been a means for enabling critical and creative perspectives from which ideas for improving a difficult situation or innovating a new possibility emerge.
Kathia Laszlo

Systems thinking is a gateway to seeing interconnections. Once we see a new reality, we cannot go back and ignore it.
Kathia Laszlo

Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.
D. H. Lawrence

For whereas the mind works in possibilities, the intuition works in actualities, and what you intuitively desire, that is possible to you. Whereas what you mentally or consciously desire is nine times out of ten impossible; hitch your wagon to a star, or you will just stay where you are.
D. H. Lawrence

Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.
D. H. Lawrence

We don’t exist unless we are deeply and sensually in touch with that which can be touched but not known.
D. H. Lawrence

Dream your dreams with open eyes and make them come true.
T. E. Lawrence

We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel…is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become.
Ursula K. Le Guin

Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
Reggie Leach

It may be those who do most... dream most.
Stephen Leacock

Success is how you collect your minutes. You spend millions of minutes to reach one triumph, one moment, then you spend maybe a thousand minutes enjoying it. If you were unhappy through those millions of minutes, what good is the thousand minutes of triumph? It doesn't equate… Life is made of small pleasures. Good eye contact over the breakfast table with your wife. A moment of touching a friend. Happiness is made of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. If you don't have all those zillions of tiny successes, the big ones don't mean anything.
Norman Lear

You're only as young as the last time you changed your mind.
Timothy Leary

Without imagination, nothing is dangerous.
Georgette Leblane

Think before you speak. Read before you think.
Fran Lebowitz

Any change, any loss, does not make us victims. Others can shake you, surprise you, disappoint you, but they can’t prevent you from acting, from taking the situation you’re presented with and moving on. No matter where you are in life, no matter what your situation, you can always do something.
Blaine Lee

Absorb what is useful, disregard the rest.
Bruce Lee

Simplicity is the key to brilliance.
Bruce Lee

Knowing is not enough, you must apply; willing is not enough, you must do.
Bruce Lee

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Bruce Lee

If that's all there is, my friends, then let's keep dancing.
Peggy Lee

The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
Art van der Leeuw

It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end.
Ursula LeGuin

Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone. It has to be made, like bread; re-made all the time, made new.
Ursula LeGuin

Our world is incomplete until each one of us discovers what moves us - our passion. No other person can hear our calling. We must listen and act on it for ourselves.
Richard Leider

Rustout is the slow death that follows when we stop making the choices that keep life alive. It’s the feeling of numbness that comes from always taking the safe way, never accepting new challenges, continually surrendering to the day-to-day routine. Rustout means we are no longer growing, but at best, are simply maintaining. It implies that we have traded the sensation of life for the security of a paycheck…Rustout is the opposite of burnout. Burnout is overdoing. Rustout is underbeing.
Richard Leider

Artistic temperament sometimes seems a battleground, a dark angel of destruction and a bright angel of creativity wrestling.
Madeleine L’Engle

Faith is what makes life bearable, with all its tragedies and ambiguities and sudden, startling joys.
Madeleine L'Engle

If I'm not free to fail, I'm not free to take risks and everything in life that's worth doing involves a willingness to take a risk.
Madeleine L'Engle

Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it.
Madeleine L'Engle

Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.
Madeleine L'Engle

Sometimes when we aren't looking, the holiness comes breaking through like a rainbow.
Madeleine L'Engle

To be born is to start the journey towards death.
Madeleine L'Engle

Three keys to success: read, read, read.
Vladimir Lenin

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one.
John Lennon

Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans.
John Lennon

My role in society, or any artist’s or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.
John Lennon

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
John Lennon

The more I see, the less I know for sure.
John Lennon

When I was 5 years old my mother told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote ‘happy.' They told me I didn't understand the assignment. I told them they didn't understand life.
John Lennon

People who wait for a magic wand fail to see that they ARE the magic wand.
Thomas Leonard

It is an act of courage to acknowledge our own uncertainty and sit with it for a while.
Harriet Goldhor Lerner

The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt.
Max Lerner

Getting cancer can become the beginning of living. The search for one's own being, the discovery of the life one needs to live, can be one of the strongest weapons against disease.
Lawrence Leshan

The more I know you, the more I want to know you more.
Roy Lessin

Laughter is by definition healthy.
Doris Lessing

To be creative you have to contribute something different from what you've done before. Your results need not be original to the world; few results truly meet that criterion. In fact, most results are built on the work of others.
Lynne C. Levesque

Live your life in the manner that you would like your kids to live theirs.
Michael Levine

If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?
Stephen Levine

Hell is not fire and brimstone, not a place where you are punished for lying or cheating or stealing. Hell is wanting to be something and somewhere different from where you are.
Stephen Levine

Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.
Theodore Levitt

Just as energy is the basis of life itself, and ideas the source of innovation, so is innovation the vital spark of all human change, improvement and progress.
Theodore Levitt

This is your world. Shape it or someone else will.
Gary Lew

Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
Roger Lewin

A pleasure is not full grown until it is remembered.
C. S. Lewis

Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But, you learn, by God, you learn.
C. S. Lewis

Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods.
C. S. Lewis

Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.
C. S. Lewis

There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.
C. S. Lewis

When we lose one blessing, another is often, most unexpectedly, given in its place.
C. S. Lewis

He who does not believe has no soul. He is empty. He has no ideals. He has nothing to live for. He has no sunshine, no light. No joy in life. He is a poor, poor man.
Robert Ley

Lead yourself. If you must follow someone, follow the genuinely joyful. Joy is evidence that something is working.
Eileen Lighthawk

I will prepare and some day my chance will come.
Abraham Lincoln

It's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Abraham Lincoln

My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.
Abraham Lincoln

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.
Abraham Lincoln

People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Abraham Lincoln

The best way to predict your future is to create it.
Abraham Lincoln

Whatever you are, be a good one.
Abraham Lincoln

When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad. That is my religion.
Abraham Lincoln

For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Grief can't be shared. Everyone carries it alone, his own burden, his own way.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I must write it all out, at any cost. Writing is thinking. It is more than living, for it is being conscious of living.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

If one is out of touch with oneself, then one cannot touch others.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Nothing feeds the center of being so much as creative work.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures shows not only impatience and greed, but lack of faith. Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach--waiting for a gift from the sea.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

When one is out of touch with oneself, one cannot touch others.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air…but only for one second without hope.
Hal Lindsey

He who hesitates because he feels inferior is being surpassed by he who is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.
Henry Link

There is no greater burden than having great potential.
Linus from “Peanuts”

The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on.
Walter Lippman

A capacity for imagination cannot be outsourced. It is our greatest domestic renewable resource.
Eric Liu & Scott Noppe-Brandon

Any conceptual breakthrough requires imagination first.
Eric Liu & Scott Noppe-Brandon

Because imagination is related to images, and images are related to the brain, it is logical to think of imagination as a purely cognitive capacity. But imagination is equally about emotion…When you can overcome fear, you earn a chance to exercise your imagination. When you can't, you don't.
Eric Liu & Scott Noppe-Brandon

If imagination is the capacity to conceive of what is not, then creativity, in turn, is imagination applied: doing something, or making something, with that initial conception.
Eric Liu & Scott Noppe-Brandon

Imagination can unfold in the conscious and deliberate and in the unconscious and intuitive. It unfolds in flights of fancy and in hands-on play. It can emerge from crisis or from calm.
Eric Liu & Scott Noppe-Brandon

We cultivate imagination and make its exercise possible when we create permission to nudge what had once been foolish into the realm of the OK.
Eric Liu & Scott Noppe-Brandon

Without a healthy and well-fed imagination, there is no creativity or innovation.
Eric Liu & Scott Noppe-Brandon

Fear kills imagination. And fear is always with us…Learning to name, face, grapple with our fears: this is the start of the art of everything.
Eric Liu & Scott Noppe-Brandon

It's possible to forgive someone a great deal if he makes you laugh.
Carolyn Llewellyn

If you set out to be less than you are capable of, you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life.
Jim Locke

A soulmate is the one person whose love is powerful enough to motivate you to meet your soul, to do the emotional work of self-discovery, of awakening.
Kenny Loggins

Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.
George Lois

Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.
Vince Lombardi

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Vince Lombardi

Gardening is a kind of self-prescribed preventative medicine, good for all ills.
Sheryl London

Whether we name divine presence synchronicity, serendipity, or graced moment matters little. What matters is the reality that our hearts have been understood. Nothing is as real as a healthy dose of magic which restores our spirits.
Nancy Long

The trouble with simple living is that, though it can be joyful, rich, and creative, it isn't simple.
Doris Janzen Longacre

Art is the child of Nature.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each person's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Music is the universal language of mankind.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The soul…is audible, not visible.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Creativity is our birthright. It is an integral part of being human, as basic as walking, talking and thinking.
John Daido Loori

Everything is held together with stories. That is all that is all that is holding us together, stories and compassion.
Barry Lopez

It is the imagination that gives shape to the universe.
Barry Lopez

Nothing fruitful ever comes when plants are forced to flower in the wrong season.
Bette Bao Lord

When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
Audre Lorde

After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery. It's better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.
Sophia Loren

Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent.
Sophia Loren

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
Sophia Loren

Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.
Sophia Loren

There is no right path. Only the one that allows you to sleep soundly and wake up excited.
Jennifer Louden

To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.
William Louden

Nobody needs a smile so much as the one who has none to give. So get used to smiling heart warming smiles, and you will spread sunshine in a sometimes dreary world.
Lawrence G. Lovasik

All books are either dreams or swords. You can cut, or you can drug, with words.
Amy Lowell

All God’s angels come to us disguised.
James Russell Lowell

All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
James Russell Lowell

In creating, the only hard thing's to begin; a grass-blade's no easier to make than an oak.
James Russell Lowell

The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.
Allard Lowenstein

Compassion is a foundation for sharing our aliveness and building a more humane world.
Martin Lowenthal

Some of life’s biggest and most positive changes are propelled by mini conspiracies of a few well-meaning folks.
Bernard Lown

We're all stumbling toward the light with varying degrees of grace at any given moment.
Bo Lozoff

Most of us can, as we choose, make of this world either a palace or a prison.
Sir John Lubbock

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
Sir John Lubbock

Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free and realizing you were the prisoner!
Max Lucado

You can't do it unless you imagine it.
George Lucas

There are no hopeless situations; there are only people who have grown hopeless about them.
Clare Boothe Luce

I choose not to think of my life as surviving, but coping.
Lorna Luft

All great work is preparing yourself for the accident to happen.
Sidney Lumet

We won't always know whose lives we touched and made better for our having cared, because actions sometimes have unforeseen ramifications. What's important is that you do care and you act.
Charlotte Lunsford

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
Martin Luther

Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently.
Rosa Luxemburg

We think we understand the rules when we become adults, but what we really experience is a narrowing of the imagination.
David Lynch

Yesterday is a canceled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have – so spend it wisely.
Kay Lyons



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A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.
Douglas MacArthur


Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.
Douglas MacArthur

There is no security on earth. Only opportunity.
Douglas MacArthur

Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
Douglas MacArthur

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.
George MacDonald

Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
Harvey Mackay

One sure-fire way to stay creative: force yourself to learn something new.
Harvey Mackay

Orville Wright did not have a pilot's license.
Gordon MacKenzie

Art is about energy positive and negative. All art has the power to heal because it helps us see who we are, and what we resist.
Shirley MacLaine

You can't lie when you dance. It's so direct. You do what is in you. It is impossible to dance out of the side of your mouth.
Shirley MacLaine

The future is not out there in front of us, but inside us.
Joanna Macy

Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.
Madonna

When the answer to all questions is yes, you enter a new world, a world of action, possibility, and adventure.
Patricia Ryan Madson

The finest gift you can give anyone is encouragement. Yet, almost no one gets the encouragement they need to grow into their full potential. If everyone received the encouragement they need to grow, the genius in most everyone would blossom and the world would produce abundance beyond our wildest dreams.
Sidney Madwed

No one is exempt from grief.
Gregory Magiure

When you truly feel this equal love for all, when your heart has expanded so much that it embraces the whole of creation, you will certainly not feel like giving up this or that. You will simply drop off from secular life as a ripe fruit drops from the branch of a tree. You will feel that the whole world is your home.
Ramana Maharshi

Every moment of one's existence, one is growing into more or retreating into less. One is always living a little more or dying a little bit.
Norman Mailer

A creative block is the wall we erect to ward off the anxiety we suppose we'll experience if we sit down to work.
Eric Maisel

Affirmations are not bound up in rules. An affirmation can be long or short, poetic or plain. If you love a phrase and find that it helps you, that is a valid affirmation.
Eric Maisel

Life to too short not to create, not to love, and not to lend a helping hand to our brothers and sisters.
Eric Maisel

To create you must quiet your mind. You need a quiet mind so that ideas will have a chance of connecting.
Eric Maisel

I see art making as a way to tell me where I am in my own life story.
Cathy Malchiodi

To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.
Andre Malraux

Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act.
Maxwell Maltz

We must have the courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness.
Maxwell Maltz

Within you right now is the power to do things you never dreamed possible. This power becomes available to you just as soon as you can change your beliefs.
Maxwell Maltz

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
Nelson Mandela

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
Nelson Mandela

There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.
Nelson Mandela

To be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Nelson Mandela

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Nelson Mandela

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster. Your life will never be the same again.
Og Mandino

Realize how good you really are.
Og Mandino

Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.
Og Mandino

We must use the power of our words constructively.
Stella Terrill Mann

A man’s dying is more the survivor’s affair than his own.
Thomas Mann

A writer is someone for whom writing is harder than for other people.
Thomas Mann

The greatest miracle of all, the human being.
Marya Mannes

Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.
Steve Maraboli

Don’t confuse poor decision-making with destiny. Own your mistakes. It’s ok; we all make them. Learn from them so they can empower you!
Steve Maraboli

Don’t look for society to give you permission to be yourself.
Steve Maraboli - Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.
Steve Maraboli

Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.
Steve Maraboli

Take action! An inch of movement will bring you closer to your goals than a mile of intention.
Steve Maraboli - Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

The only permission, the only validation, and the only opinion that matters in our quest for greatness is our own.
Steve Maraboli - Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us.
Orison S. Marden

All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.
Orison S. Marden

Our thoughts and imaginations are the only real limits to our possibilities.
Orison S. Marden

The Creator has not given you a longing to do what you have no ability to do.
Orison S. Marden

There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow.
Orison S. Marden

We live in an age when pizza gets to your home before the police.
Jeff Marder

Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine

I will not die an unlived life…I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me…I choose to risk my significance.
Dawna Markova

He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can. He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect for more than he can give. Don’t analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there. Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you.
Bob Marley

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Bob Marley

The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
Bob Marley

When it rains it pours. Maybe the art of life is to convert tough times to great experiences; we can choose to hate the rain or dance in it.
Joan Marques

Creativity is about unleashing the potential of the mind to conceive new ideas. Those concepts could manifest themselves in any number of ways, but most often, they become something we can see, hear, smell, touch, or taste. However, creative ideas can also be thought experiments within one person's mind.
Drew Marshall

Enthusiasm is not contrary to reason. It is reason –on fire.
Peter Marshall

Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You're able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment.
Ralph Marston

See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.
Ralph Marston

Every crisis offers you extra desired power.
William Moulton Marston

Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
Groucho Marx

I intend to live forever, or die trying.
Groucho Marx

Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.
Karl Marx

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be. This need we call self-actualization.
Abraham Maslow

All the evidence that we have indicates that it is reasonable to assume in practically every human being…that there is an active will toward health, an impulse towards growth.
Abraham Maslow

Almost all creativity involves purposeful play.
Abraham Maslow

Creativity is a characteristic given to all human beings at birth.
Abraham Maslow

I can feel guilty about the past, apprehensive about the future, but only in the present can I act. The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.
Abraham Maslow

In the ideal college, intrinsic education would be available to anyone who wanted it…The college would be life-long, for learning can take place all through life.
Abraham Maslow

It seems that the necessary thing to do is not to fear mistakes, to plunge in, to do the best that one can, hoping to learn enough from blunders to correct them eventually.
Abraham Maslow

The great lesson…is that the sacred in the ordinary, that it is to be found in one's daily life, in one's neighbors, friends, and family, in one's back yard.
Abraham Maslow

The key question isn't ‘What fosters creativity?' But it is why in God's name isn't everyone creative? Where was the human potential lost? How was it crippled? I think therefore a good question might be not why do people create? But why do people not create or innovate? We have got to abandon that sense of amazement in the face of creativity, as if it were a miracle if anybody created anything.
Abraham Maslow

What a man can be, he must be. This need we call self-actualization.
Abraham Maslow

What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
Abraham Maslow

You will either step forward into growth, or you will step backward into safety.
Abraham Maslow

Art is like singing. Some do it better than others, but everyone can and should be doing it for their soul.
Barbara Mason

You were born to be an original. Don't die a copy.
John Mason

Work for your own soul's sake.
Edgar Lee Masters

Trust the process of the subtle push toward art and creative expression from inside you – it is the gentle call of your heart and renewed search for soul. It is an opening to expansion of your expressive abilities and the discovery of hidden limitations ready to be challenged. Be open to what it means, it has many possibilities for action in every part of your life. Ultimately it will lead to significant personal changes – to living life in a new way with new tools of creative expression.
Donald William Mathews

Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.
Henri Matisse

No matter how dark the night, somehow the sun rises once again and all shadows are chased away.
David Matthew

Dance has always been a way of accessing the other worlds, especially whirling or spinning.
Caitlin Matthews

Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.
W. Somerset Maugham

The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous. On the contrary, it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind. Failure makes people bitter and cruel.
W. Somerset Maugham

The only important thing in a book is the meaning it has for you.
W. Somerset Maugham

It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
W. Somerset Maugham

To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.
W. Somerset Maugham

All changes, even positive ones, are scary. Attempts to reach goals through radical or revolutionary means often fail because they heighten fear. But the small steps of kaizen disarm the brain's fear response, stimulating rational thought and creative play.
Robert Maurer

As you experience success in applying kaizen to clear goals like weight loss or career advancement, remember to hold onto its essence: an optimistic belief in our potential for continuous improvement.
Robert Maurer

Kaizen and innovation are the two major strategies people use to create change. Where innovation demands shocking and radical reform, all kaizen asks is that you take small, comfortable steps toward improvement.
Robert Maurer

Small actions are at the heart of kaizen. By taking steps so tiny that they seem trivial or even laughable, you'll sail calmly past obstacles that have defeated you before. Slowly – but painlessly! – you'll cultivate an appetite for continued success and lay down a permanent new route to change.
Robert Maurer

A happy marriage is a long conversation that always seems too short.
Andre Maurois

My will shall shape my future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing but my own. I am the force: I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice, my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny.
Elaine Maxwell

A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.
John C. Maxwell

A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.
John C. Maxwell

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
John C. Maxwell

If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.
John C. Maxwell

Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
John C. Maxwell

Leadership ability determines a person's level of effectiveness.
John C. Maxwell

People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
John C. Maxwell

The true measure of leadership is influence - nothing more, nothing less.
John C. Maxwell

The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it. Exercise, lose weight, test your blood sugar, or whatever. Do it without motivation. And then, guess what? After you start doing the thing, that's when the motivation comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it.
John C. Maxwell

To be a leader you must be able to create positive change.
John C. Maxwell

All people are struggling to be creative in some way, and the artist is the one who has succeeded in this task of life.
Rollo May


Beauty is the experience that gives us a sense of joy and a sense of peace simultaneously.
Rollo May

By whatever name one calls it, genuine creativity is characterized by an intensity of awareness, a heightened consciousness.
Rollo May

Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.
Rollo May

Creativity is not merely the innocent spontaneity of our youth and childhood; it must also be married to the passion of the adult human being, which is a passion to live beyond one's death.
Rollo May

Creativity is the encounter of the intensively conscious human being with his or her world.
Rollo May

Creativity is yearning for immortality.
Rollo May - The Courage to Create

Creativity occurs as an act of encounter, and is to be understood with this encounter at the center.
Rollo May

Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
Rollo May

Hate is not the opposite of love; apathy is.
Rollo May

If you do not listen to your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your own being, you will have betrayed yourself. Also, you will have betrayed our community in failing to make your contribution to the whole.
Rollo May

Joy is the zest that you get out of using your talents, your understanding, the totality of your being, for great aims…That's the kind of feeling that goes with creativity. That's why I say the courage to create. Creation does not come out of simply what you're born with. That must be united with your courage, both of which cause anxiety, but also great joy.
Rollo May

Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one's identity as being of worth and dignity.
Rollo May

Something is born, comes into being, something which did not exist before - which is as good a definition of creativity as we can get.
Rollo May

The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.
Rollo May

The relationship between commitment and doubt is by no means an antagonistic one. Commitment is healthiest when it is not without doubt, but in spite of doubt.
Rollo May

We cannot will to have insights. We cannot will to have creativity, but we can will to give ourselves to the creative experience with intensity of dedication and commitment.
Rollo May

We express our being by creating. Creativity is a necessary sequel to being.
Rollo May

What anxiety means is it's as though the world is knocking at your door, and you need to create, you need to make something, you need to do something. I think anxiety, for people who have found their own heart and their own souls, for them it is a stimulus toward creativity, toward courage. It's what makes us human beings.
Rollo May

What if imagination and art are not frosting at all, but the fountainhead of human experience?
Rollo May

What the artist or creative scientist feels is not anxiety or fear; it is joy. I use the word in contrast to happiness or pleasure. The artist, at the moment of creating, does not experience gratification or satisfaction…Rather, it is joy, joy defined as the emotion that goes with heightened consciousness, the mood that accompanies the experience of actualizing one's own potentialities.
Rollo May

Whatever sphere we may be in, there is a profound joy in the realization that we are helping to form the structure of the new world. This is creative courage, however minor or fortuitous our creations may be.
Rollo May

Believe in your dreams. They were given to you for a reason.
Katrina Mayer

It's not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can't tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself.
Joyce Maynard

The tragedy in life does not lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. It isn’t a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream. It is not a disaster to be unable to capture your ideal, but it is a disaster to have no ideal to capture. It is not a disgrace not to reach the starts, but is is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for.
Benjamin E. Mays

The world leaders in innovation and creativity will also be world leaders in everything else.
Harold R. McAlindon

We are the hero of our own story.
Mary McCarthy

No matter what the level of your ability, you have more potential than you can ever develop in a lifetime.
James T. McCay

There is no death! The stars go down to rise upon some other shore, and bright in heaven’s jeweled crown, they shine for ever more.
John L. McCreery

Opportunity is a bird that never perches.
Claude McDonald

For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open – into the light, out of the darkness.
Reba McEntire

There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone's life.
Mary Rose McGeady

Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today.
Robert McKee

The best work is done with the heart breaking, or overflowing.
Mignon McLaughlin

The death of someone we know always reminds us that we are still alive – perhaps for some purpose which we ought to re-examine.
Mignon McLaughlin

The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one minute to the next.
Mignon McLaughlin

Life holds so many simple blessings, each day bringing its own individual wonder.
John McLeod

A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding.
Marshall McLuhan

There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.
Marshall McLuhan

Brains, like hearts, go where they are appreciated.
Robert S. McNamara

Creation is a sentient and instinctual flow that determines where to go and what to change or omit.
Shaun McNiff

Creative expression requires an ability to work with feelings and channel them. Frustration, dissatisfaction, and even a sense of desperation may help you access an eloquence you never knew existed.
Shaun McNiff

Creativity is a force moving through us, and only through practice do we learn how to cooperate with it. The ‘process’ is like a muscle. It needs to be exercised in order to function effortlessly.
Shaun McNiff

Curiosity and attentiveness become active participants in the creative process as we learn how to watch what we do while we are doing it.  This is not easy, because our ego 'judges' are thoroughly ingrained in us, but struggles abate as commitment and familiarity increase.   Art becomes part of the tradition of meditation where watchfulness is essential.  Whatever a person paints, dances, or sings has significance when we restrain ego's value judgments.  These discoveries are similar to the meditator's experience of wonder in something that was once boring and insignificant.  Judgment yields to awareness.
Shaun McNiff - Art as Medicine

Intensities of the creative process can stimulate desires of consistency and control, but history affirms that few transformative experiences are generated by regularity.
Shaun McNiff - Trust the Process: An Artist’s Guide to Letting Go

The creative spirit demands persistence.
Shaun McNiff

We do not have to know where we are going at the beginning of the creative act. People who control the work in advance are pushing against the grain of creation.
Shaun McNiff

The simpler the deeper. We have a way of making things too complicated.
Shawn McNiff

Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may get tough, but it's a small price to pay for living a dream.
Peter McWilliams

Always remember that you are absolutely unique, just like everyone else.
Margaret Mead

If the future is to remain open and free, we have to rear individuals who can tolerate the unknown, will not need the support of completely worked-out systems, whether they be traditional ones from the past or blueprints of the future.
Margaret Mead

Laughter is man's most distinctive emotional expression. Man shares the capacity for love and hate, anger and fear, loyalty and grief, with other living creatures. But humor, which has an intellectual as well as an emotional element, belongs to man.
Margaret Mead

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead

To the extent a person makes, invents or thinks something that is new to him, he may be said to have performed a creative act.
Margaret Mead

When, within our souls and psyches we are made aware of a safe but insistent drum beat, repeated like butterfly wings in motion, we sense the message…that our inner self has begun its search for freedom.
Mary Meeker

Don't be so humble - you are not that great.
Golda Meir

Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either.
Golda Meir

Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing – peace is the measure.
George Melton

A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.
Bernard Meltzer

Use those talents you have. You will make it. You will give joy to the world. Take this tip from nature: The woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except those who sang best.
Bernard Meltzer

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among these fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.
Herman Melville

The great man is he who does not lose his child's heart.
Mencius

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
H.L. Mencken

We must not only give what we have, we must give what we are.
Désiré-Joseph Mercier

I am the universe writing about myself.
Peter Merry

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
Thomas Merton

Do not look for rest in any pleasure, because you were not created for pleasure: you were created for joy. And if you do not know the difference between pleasure and joy you have not yet begun to live.
Thomas Merton

If you yourself are at peace, then there is at least some peace in the world.
Thomas Merton

The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the move you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt.
Thomas Merton

Of all the wonderful things in the wonderful universe of God, nothing seems to me more surprising than the planting of a seed in the blank earth and the result thereof.
Julie Moir Messervy

Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don't count on harvesting Golden Delicious.
Bill Meyer

Joy is peace dancing and peace is joy at rest.
F. B. Meyer

Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people's criticisms, carry out your plan.
Paul Meyer

Don't just count your years, make your years count.
Ernest Meyers

Without joy in your life you are powerless.
Joyce Meyers

Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.
Alice Meynell

Creativity is a force for change.
Dimis Michaelides

If you dance with your heart, your body will follow.
Mia Michaels

I believe in the imagination. What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see.
Duane Michals

Art lives on constraint and dies of freedom.
Michelangelo

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
Michelangelo

If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it wouldn't seem wonderful at all.
Michelangelo

The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.
Michelangelo

I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter.
James Michener

There are only two choices; make progress or make excuses.
Ellen Mikesell

Can you imagine experiencing the world as a great sandbox given for us to play in like we did as children? As we play, we can also open ourselves to the exploration of our edges, always creating new adventures of self-exploration as we let go of old out-dated beliefs about ourselves.
Judith-Annette Milburn

Pour away despair and rinse the cup. Eat happiness like bread.
Edna St. Vincent Millay

Like every writer, I am asked where my work orginates, and if I knew I would go there more often to find more.
Arthur Miller

Our soul tries to direct us to individuals who share our purpose in life, complement our strengths, and supplement our weaknesses. But there is no guarantee that these ideal mates are going to look the way we expect, or be of our own background.
Carolyn Miller

Our soulmates seldom appeal to our personality—our ego. That's why they are called soulmates rather than egomates.
Carolyn Miller

All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous, unpremeditated act without benefit of experience.
Henry Miller

Art teaches nothing but the significance of life.
Henry Miller

Back of every creation, supporting it like an arch, is faith. Enthusiasm is nothing: It comes and goes. But if one believes, then miracles occur.
Henry Miller

Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music – the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.
Henry Miller

Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.
Henry Miller

If there is to be any peace, it will come through being, not having.
Henry Miller

One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.
Henry Miller

Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack.
Henry Miller

Paint as you like and die happy.
Henry Miller

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.
Henry Miller

The real leader has no need to lead - he is content to point the way.
Henry Miller

We create our fate every day we live.
Henry Miller

Faith is the recognition that Spirit works in, as and through each and all of us – through every person and every circumstance.
Dan Millman

I learned that we can do anything, but we can't do everything... at least not at the same time. So think of your priorities not in terms of what activities you do, but when you do them. Timing is everything.
Dan Millman

Your fears are not walls, but hurtles. Courage is not the absence of fear, but the conquering of it.
Dan Millman

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.
Cayla Mills

There are only two faces to existence – birth and death – and life survives them both, just so sunrise and sunset are not essentially different: it all depends on whether one is facing east or west.
Joy Mills

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
A. A. Milne

You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
A. A. Milne - Winnie the Pooh

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.
A. A. Milne

Drawing is a door to discovering your own creativity.
Jonathan Milne

All progress occurs because people dare to be different.
Harry Milner

The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.
John Milton

Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.
Charles Mingus

We don't try to be 100% better, rather 1% better a hundred ways.
Ann Mitchell

We need to make the world safe for creativity and intuition, for it's creativity and intuition that will make the world safe for us.
Edgar Mitchell

You've got to keep the child alive; you can't create without it.
Joni Mitchell

Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect.
Margaret Mitchell

Creativity, not normality, has become the paradigm of mental health.
Stephen Mitchell

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.
Kenji Miyazawa

Be a good-finder. Try to catch people red-handed in the act of doing something right.
Bob Moawad

A house is a home when it shelters the body and comforts the soul.
Phillip Moffitt

A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.
Muhammad

There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few that will catch your heart – pursue those.
Michael Molan

It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.
Molière

Who are you?' someone asks. ‘I am the story of my self,' comes the answer.
M. Scott Momaday

Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.
Angela Monet

The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration.
Claude Monet

All of us are stars and deserve the right to twinkle.
Marilyn Monroe

I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.
Marilyn Monroe

I don’t want to make money. I just want to be wonderful.
Marilyn Monroe

If I’d observed all the rules, I’d never have got anywhere.
Marilyn Monroe

If you can't handle me at my worst then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
Marilyn Monroe

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
Marilyn Monroe

It’s often just enough to be with someone. I don’t need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You’re not alone.
Marilyn Monroe

It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.
Marilyn Monroe

The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne

There never were in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity.
Michel de Montaigne

When I dance, I dance; when I sleep, I sleep; yes, and when I walk alone in a beautiful orchard, if my thoughts drift to far-off matters for some part of the time for some other part I lead them back again to the walk, the orchard, to the sweetness of this solitude, to myself.
Michel de Montaigne

Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.
Alfred A. Montapert

We cannot choose the things that will happen to us. But we can choose the attitude we will take toward anything that happens. Success or failure depends on your attitude.
Alfred A. Montapert

We teachers can only help the work going on, as servants wait upon a master.
Maria Montessori

My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence
General Bernard Montgomery

Life is worth living as long as there's a laugh in it.
L. M. Montgomery

Imagination is the fundamental expressive tool of the soul.
Bruce L. Moon

Relief from boredom, anxiety, depression, and addictions are the pleasant side effects of engaging the imagination, and of restoring the soul.
Bruce L. Moon

The heart that gives, gathers.
Marianne Moor

Every single thing you've been through in your life has had a purpose.
Beth Moore

Nothing will kill what you've been called to do more than comparing yourself to someone else.
Beth Moore

Love is not something you think about, it's a state in which you dwell.
Christopher Moore

Talk about meeting your soul mate, ... I truly feel I have been given that gift. And believe me, I wasn't some lightweight package. I'm, like, the package that didn't just come with luggage -- I had trunks.
Demi Moore

There is nothing greater than enthusiasm.
Henry Moore

To be an artist is to believe in life.
Henry Moore

Pain nourishes courage. You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.
Mary Tyler Moore

A soulmate is someone to whom we feel profoundly connected, as though the communicating and communing that take place between us were not the product of intentional efforts, but rather a divine grace.
Thomas Moore

Family life is full of major and minor crises- the ups and downs of health, success and failure in career, marriage, and divorce-and all kinds of characters. It is tied to places and events and histories. With all of these felt details, life etches itself into memory and personality. It's difficult to imagine anything more nourishing to the soul.
Thomas Moore

The need to be normal is the predominant anxiety disorder in modern life.
Thomas Moore

In grief we know the worst of what we feel but who can tell the end of what we fear?
Hannah More

Stop looking for the Light. Be It.
Lori Moreno

There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved: It is God's finger on man's shoulder.
Charles Morgan

The mind needs exercise as much as the body does.
John Morgan

Home is not where you live, but where they understand you.
Christian Morgenstern

Always now - just now - come into being. Always now - just now - give yourself to death. Practicing this is Zen practice.
Sōkō Morinaga

Curiosity is the key to creativity.
Akio Morita

There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.
Christopher Morley

A goal is not the same as a desire, and this is an important distinction to make. You can have a desire you don't intend to act on. But you can't have a goal you don't intend to act on.
Tom Morris

The meaning of life is creative love. Not love as an inner feeling, as a private sentimental emotion, but love as a dynamic power moving out in the world and doing something original.
Tom Morris

Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
Jim Morrison

Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself--and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to--letting a person be what he really is.
Jim Morrison

As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think.
Toni Morrison

Everywhere, everywhere, children are the scorned people of the earth.
Toni Morrison

If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.
Toni Morrison

Don't wait for something big to occur. Start where you are, with what you have, and that will always lead you into something greater.
Mary Manin Morrissey

Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?
Mary Manin Morrissey

Nature herself does not distinguish between what seed it receives. It grows whatever seed is planted; this is the way life works. Be mindful of the seeds you plant today, as they will become the crop you harvest.
Mary Manin Morrissey

One way we can know that we are aligned with the life force that is God is that we feel more and more alive. Notice what gives you aliveness and what diminishes you, deadens and numbs you so that you only skim the surface of life. Begin to say yes to what quickens and energizes, to that which brings joy and gratitude.
Mary Manin Morrissey

You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.
Mary Manin Morrissey

It is my vision that we all will dedicate the next decade to achieve universal literacy and education for all children, especially for girls. More than 145 million of the world's children are deprived of education due to poverty, exploitation, slavery, gender discrimination, religious extremism, and corrupt governments. May Three Cups of Tea be a catalyst to bring the gift of literacy to each of those children who deserves a chance to go to school.
Greg Mortenson

Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have.
Doris Mortman

Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.
Grandma Moses

The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.
Richard Moss

The true way to render ourselves happy is to love our work and find in it our pleasure.
Francoise de Motteville

Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous.
Bill Moyers

Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
Wolfgang Amedeus Mozart

Neither lofty degree of intelligence, nor imagination, nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love: that is the soul of genius.
Wolfgang Amedeus Mozart

Acquire knowledge. It enables its possessor to distinguish right from wrong; it lights the way to Heaven; it is our friend in the desert, our society in solitude, our companion when friendless; it guides us to happiness; it sustains us in misery; it is an ornament among our friends and an armor against enemies.
Muhammad

The acquisition of knowledge is a duty incumbent on every Muslim, male and female.
Muhammad

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
John Muir

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
John Muir

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
John Muir

The power of imagination makes us infinite.
John Muir

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
John Muir

Art is a language. It's not a skill. It's not a stunt. It's not something that you just learn to do and put it down. It comes from the heart.
Wynona Mulcaster

The sense of community is indispensable…to full self-realization.
Herbert J. Muller

To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.
Robert Muller

Zen has no gates. The purpose of Buddha's words is to enlighten others. Therefore Zen should be gateless. But, how does one pass through the gateless gate?
Mumon

Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck.
Iris Murdoch

Defeat is in your mind…resilience is in your soul.
Keri Murphy

Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas.
Elizabeth Murray

Put a little fun into your life. Try dancing.
Kathryn Murray

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation) there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: That the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.
W. H. Murray

There is no way to peace, peace is the way.
A. J. Muste

Faith is courage; it is creative while despair is always destructive.
David S. Muzzey

Choice is your greatest power. It is an even greater power than love, because you must first choose to be a loving person.
Caroline Myss

Do you really want to look back on your life and see how wonderful it could have been had you not been afraid to live it?
Caroline Myss

None of us needs instruction in how to recognize what your heart is saying. We do need guidance, however, on how to have the courage to follow those feelings, since they will force us to change our lives in any case. But consider the consequences of not listening to the heart's guidance: depression, confusion, and the wretched feeling that we are not on our life's true path, but viewing it from a distance.
Caroline Myss

Think of yourself as an energetic banker. If it doesn't pay back to you a positive interest...why would you invest in it? Think: Am I going to finance that thought?
Caroline Myss

The ability to know that your perceptions are accurate has to happen without others' validation. Intuition is not the result of diet, rituals, or wind chimes. It's the natural consequence of having self-esteem, the greatest power you can have. With self-esteem, your life can broaden into an adventure because you can know in your gut that you can handle the unknown. And you can handle helping others without fear, which is true liberation.
Caroline Myss

You cannot change anything in your life with intention alone, which can become a watered-down, occasional hope that you'll get to tomorrow. Intention without action is useless.
Caroline Myss



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The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.
Vladimir Nabakov


Life is a great surprise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one.
Vladimir Nabokov

To a greater or lesser extent there goes on in every person a struggle between two forces: the longing for privacy and the urge to go places: the introversion, interest directed within oneself toward one's own inner life of vigorous thought and fancy; and extroversion, interest directed outward, toward the external world of people and tangible values.
Vladimir Nabokov

Always remember, joy is not incidental to spiritual quest. It is vital.
Rebbe Nachman

The power of mistakes enables us to reframe creative blocks and turn them around…The troublesome parts of our work, the parts that are most baffling and frustrating, are in fact the growing edges. We see these opportunities the instant we drop our preconceptions and our self-importance.
Stephen Nachmanovitch

Creative work is play. It is free speculation using materials of ones chosen form.
Stephen Nachmanovitch

The most potent muse of all is our own inner child.
Stephen Nachmanovitch

The noun of self becomes a verb. This flashpoint of creation in the present moment is where work and play merge.
Stephen Nachmanovitch

I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Ralph Nader

Creativity has two parts: thinking, then producing. Innovation is embedded in the creative process. It is the implementation of creative inspiration.
Linda Naiman

Creativity is a function of leadership. It requires navigating uncharted territory and having the courage to face adversity to bring your vision into fruition.
Linda Naiman

What is creativity? I define creativity as the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. Creativity involves two processes: thinking, then producing. Innovation is the production or implementation of a creative idea. If you have ideas, but don't act on them, you are imaginative but not creative.
Linda Naiman

When we engage in what we are naturally suited to do, our work takes on the quality of play and it is play that stimulates creativity.
Linda Naiman

With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
Keshavan Nair

Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society precisely because there is so much data.
John Naisbitt

Dance is life. Stillness is love. Together, they are everything.
Debbie Nargi-Brown

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
Ogden Nash

Oh, what a tangled web do parents weave when they think that their children are naive.
Ogden Nash

The most exciting happiness is the happiness generated by forces beyond your control.
Ogden Nash

I think the key is for women not to set any limits.
Martina Navratilova

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.
Gloria Naylor

Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone’s hand is the beginning of a journey. At other times it’s allowing another to take yours.
Vera Nazarian - The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.
Patricia Neal

What is [the role of money] in the search for meaning? Is our relationship to it one of the chief factors that keeps us in our prison, or could it also be a tool for breaking out, for awakening to a life filled with intensity of purpose?
Jacob Needleman

Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.
Jawaharal Nehru

Life! Can't live with it, can't live without it.
Cynthia Nelma

Going into business for yourself, becoming an entrepreneur, is the modern-day equivalent of pioneering on the old frontier.
Paula Nelson

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.
Willie Nelson

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.
Willie Nelson

If I dare to hear you I will feel you like the sun and grow in your direction.
Mark Nepo

To listen is to continually give up all expectation and to give our attention, completely and freshly, to what is before us, not really knowing what we will hear or what that will mean. In the practice of our days, to listen is to lean in, softly, with a willingness to be changed by what we hear.
Mark Nepo

Life is an endlessly creative experience, and we are shaping ourselves at every moment by every decision we make.
Kent Nerburn

Ritual is routine infused with mindfulness. It is habit made holy.
Kent Nerburn

Don't be afraid of sweetness.
Pablo Neruda

Genius is perseverance in disguise.
Mike Newlin

If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than any other talent.
Isaac Newton

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
Isaac Newton

There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world; and that is an idea whose time has come.
Isaac Newton

To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.
Isaac Newton

Be the kind of person you would like to be with. Some people come into our lives, make footprints on our hearts and we are never the same. People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.
Joseph F. Newton

People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.
Joseph F. Newton

My cancer scare changed my life. I'm grateful for every new, healthy day I have. It has helped me prioritize my life.
Olivia Newton-John

Whether you spend your days in sorrow or in joy, time will still continue to tick away. The longer you take to move on, the less time you’ll have to spend being happy.
Kevin Ngo

That impossible dream you dreamed when you were young but got talked out of, the one you thought you outgrew, might be the key to awakening your genius. That special talent you never followed through on might be an important source of delight, the one you should commit to. That old dream might be the one thing that will bring the magic of meaning to your life.
Mark Victor Hansen & Barbara Nichols

The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.
Ralph Nichols

It's choice – not chance – that determines your destiny.
Jean Nidetch

It is better to create than to be learned; creating is the true essence of life.
Geog Niebuhr

God, give us the grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things that can be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish one from the other.
Reinhold Niebuhr

A heart full of courage and cheerfulness needs a little danger from time to time, or the world gets unbearable.
Friedrich Nietzsche


A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.
Friedrich Nietzsche

All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Art is the proper task of life.
Friedrich Nietzsche

By losing your goal - you have lost your way, too!
Friedrich Nietzsche

Dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education; dancing with the feet, with ideas, with words, and, need I add that one must also be able to dance with the pen?
Friedrich Nietzsche

He who cannot give anything away cannot feel anything either.
Friedrich Nietzsche

He who has the why to live can bear with almost any how.
Friedrich Nietzsche

He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance.
Friedrich Nietzsche

I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his ‘divine service'.
Friedrich Nietzsche

In the true man there is a child concealed – who wants to play.
Friedrich Nietzsche

It is not lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
Friedrich Nietzsche

One must still have chaos in him to dance with a shooting star.
Friedrich Nietzsche

One's own self is well hidden from one's own self; of all mines of treasure, one's own is the last to be dug up.
Friedrich Nietzsche

That which does not kill me makes me stronger.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The author must keep his mouth shut when his work starts to speak.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The struggle of maturity is to recover the seriousness of a child at play.
Friedrich Nietzsche

There are no facts, only interpretations.
Friedrich Nietzsche

There is one thing one has to have: either a soul that is cheerful by nature, or a soul made cheerful by work, love, art, and knowledge.
Friedrich Nietzsche

To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.
Friedrich Nietzsche

We should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.
Friedrich Nietzsche

We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Without music, life would be a mistake.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
Earl Nightingale

Everything begins with an idea.
Earl Nightingale

Instead of competing, all we have to do is create.
Earl Nightingale

Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.
Earl Nightingale

The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment.
Earl Nightingale

You are, at this moment, standing right in the middle of your own 'acres of diamonds.'
Earl Nightingale

I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took an excuse.
Florence Nightingale

Live your life while you have it. Life is a splendid gift – there is nothing small about it.
Florence Nightingale

One's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results.
Florence Nightingale

The miracle is this – the more we share, the more we have.
Leonard Nimoy

Dreams are necessary to life.
Anaïs Nin

Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the action stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.
Anaïs Nin

I am in a beautiful prison from which I can only escape by writing.
Anaïs Nin

I must be a mermaid...I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.
Anaïs Nin

I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by loving.
Anaïs Nin

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Anaïs Nin

Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, or tarnishings.
Anaïs Nin

Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together.
Anaïs Nin

People living deeply have no fear of death.
Anaïs Nin

The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.
Anaïs Nin

The secret of joy is the mastery of pain.
Anaïs Nin

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Anaïs Nin

When you possess light within, you see it externally.
Anaïs Nin

If my heart can become pure and simple like that of a child, I think there probably can be no greater happiness than this.
Kitaro Nishida

True religion is the life we lead, not the creed we profess.
Louis Nizer

If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.
Alfred Nobel

You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures.
Charles C. Noble

Blessed are the weird people: poets, misfits, writers, mystics, painters and troubadours for they teach us to see the world through different eyes.
Jacob Nordby

Dreams are illustrations…from the book your soul is writing about you.
Marsha Norman

Anything, everything, little or big becomes an adventure then the right person shares it.
Kathleen Norris

Just the knowledge that a good book is waiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier.
Kathleen Norris , from Hands Full of Living

Life is easier to take than you'd think; all that is necessary is to accept the impossible, do without the indispensable, and bear the intolerable.
Kathleen Norris

Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.
Christiane Northrup

Your mind is a dangerous neighborhood and you shouldn't go in there alone at night.
Christiane Northrup

It's no coincidence that four of the six letters in health are 'heal'.
Ed Northstrum

Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.
Henri Nouwen

This brief lifetime is my opportunity to receive love, deepen love, grow in low, and give love.
Henri Nouwen

There is but one temple in the universe and that is the body of man.
Novalis

It is the job of the people to question the right to rule, not the job of those who rule to question the rights of the people.
Justin Nutt



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We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams.
Arthur O’Shaughnessy


Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.
Joyce Carol Oates

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change we seek.
Barack Obama

I think when we spread the wealth around its good for everyone.
Barack Obama

I’m asking you to believe. Not just in my ability to bring about real change…I’m asking you to believe in yours.
Barack Obama

Our stories are singular but our destiny is shared.
Barack Obama

We have proved that the true strength of our nation comes not from the scale of our wealth but from the power of our ideals – opportunity, democracy, liberty and hope.
Barack Obama

We recognize our own mortality, and we are reminded that in the fleeting time we have on this Earth, what matters is not wealth, or status, or power, or fame – but rather, how well we have loved, and what small part we have played in making the lives of other people better.
Barack Obama

We've been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope. But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.
Barack Obama

Yes, our greatness as a nation has depended on individual initiative, on a belief in the free market. But it has also depended on our sense of mutual regard for each other, of mutual responsibility. The idea that everybody has a stake in the country, that we're all in it together and everybody's got a shot at opportunity. Americans know this. We know that government can't solve all our problems – and we don't want it to. But we also know that there are some things we can't do on our own. We know that there are some things we do better together.
Barack Obama

Writing became such a process of discovery that I couldn't wait to get to work in the morning: I wanted to know what I was going to say.
Sharon O'Brien

Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
Sean O'Casey

When you're happy you enjoy the music, but when you're sad you understand the lyrics.
Frank Ocean

All art requires creativity, but not all creativity requires art.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly


All worry is your imagination. Why not use your imagination to explore happier options?
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

Baby step by baby step, you have what you need right now to start moving in the direction of your happiest dreams.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

Creative action leads to ‘joy attraction'.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

Creativity is imagining possibilities and making them real.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

Creativity is our human capacity to imagine and express new possibilities.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

Creativity is the process of expressing and applying imagination.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

Creativity starts with a process of imagining, exploring, and expressing. We can all do it. But it's a risk; it's a leap, and needs an environment free of evaluation to thrive.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

Don't be hypnotized by appearances. What you see with your eyes is colored by your experiences, prejudices and other veils of influence. Whatever you are facing know this: what is happening has the power to bless you now and always.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

For every negative imagining (worry thought), practice positive pretending (imagining the most wonderful outcome).
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

It's time to re-define the construct of creativity in evolutionary terms.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

Joy is your destiny. You were created for joy. Pay attention to what brings you joy and take joyful actions daily. Creative action equals joy attraction. Joy is the path to your true purpose.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

Leap! There is nowhere to fall but into the arms of grace.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

Living with passion and purpose is about doing what ‘lights you up' and makes your heart sing. It's NOT about money. It's about something much more rare and precious. It's about shining your light in a way only YOU can do it in this world!
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

No matter how bad things look, you are always being blessed. Ask yourself, ‘What is the blessing here?' and express gratitude for the awareness that comes to you.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

Peace in the world starts with peace in your heart.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

Practice and repetition are as essential for building creative muscles as they are for physical fitness.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

Tears are liquid love.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

The dream and the dreamer are always matched. You could not have a dream without the means, right now, to begin it.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

The task is less ‘teaching creativity' than ‘building creative confidence.' Pathways to awakening latent creative potential are opened by practicing personally meaningful creative process.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

Nothing gives a man a sense of failure so often as an overdeveloped sense of perfection.
George S. Odiorue

No life, if it is properly realized, is without cosmic importance.
Hortense Odlum

All the possibilities of your human destiny are asleep in your soul. You are here to realize and honor these possibilities. When love comes in to your life, unrecognized dimensions of your destiny awaken and blossom and grow. Possibility is the secret heart of time.
John O'Donohue

I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.
John O'Donohue

If you live the life you love, you will receive shelter and blessings. Sometimes the great famine of blessings in and around us derives from the fact that we are not living the life we love; rather, we are living the life that is expected of us. We have fallen out of rhythm with the secret signature and light of our own nature.
John O'Donohue

The secret of life is that all we have and are is a gift of grace to be shared.
Lloyd John Ogilvie

Art is the journey of a free soul.
Alev Oguz

Surprises are the joy of living. Surprises directly touch the soul. Good surprises energize and bad surprises teach.
Alev Oguz

The soul never ages. My soul dances without my feet. I am the music.
Alev Oguz

Rowing harder doesn't help if the boat is headed in the wrong direction.
Kenichi Ohmae

Having someone who understands is a great blessing for ourselves. Being someone who understands is a great blessing to others.
Janette Oke

I don't see why we ever think of what others think of what we do – no matter who they are. Isn't it enough just to express yourself?
Georgia O'Keefe

Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger.
Ben Okri

To live with an open heart means that pain is no stranger, but wonder will be a constant companion.
David Oldfield

The quickest way for a parent to get a child's attention is to sit down and look comfortable.
Lane Olinghouse

As long as you're dancing, you can break the rules.
Mary Oliver

Instructions for life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.
Mary Oliver

Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.
Mary Oliver

Listen...are you breathing just a little and calling it a life?
Mary Oliver

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
Mary Oliver

To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.
Mary Oliver

When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement.
Mary Oliver

Joys come from simple and natural things: mists over meadows, sunlight on leaves, the path of the moon over water.
Sigurd F. Olson

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
Aristotle Onassis

The secret of business is to know something nobody else knows.
Aristotle Onassis

Experiencing sadness and anger can make you feel more creative, and by being creative, you can get beyond your pain or negativity.
Yoko Ono

Healing yourself is connected with healing others.
Yoko Ono

The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true.
J. Robert Oppenheimer

A compliment is verbal sunshine.
Robert Orben

Creativity is the mother of all energies, nurturer of your most alive self. It charges up every part of you. When you're plugged in, a spontaneous combustion occurs that ‘artists' don't have a monopoly on.
Judith Orloff

Abundance is about being rich, with or without money.
Suze Orman

The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it.
David Orr

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
George Orwell

Creative ideas reside in people's minds but are trapped by fear or rejection. Create a judgment-free environment and you'll unleash a torrent of creativity.
Alex Osborn

Creativity is so delicate a flower that praise tends to make it bloom while discouragement often nips it at the bud. Creativity is now something we can turn on and off like a faucet. It is an experience and expression in our lives that must be nurtured. This nurturing process means that creativity is at once a skill, an art, and a life-style.
Alex Osborn

Each of us has an Aladdin's Lamp which psychologists call creative imagination.
Alex Osborn

It is easier to tone down a wild idea than to think up a new one.
Alex Osborn

Most ideas are step-by-step children of other ideas.
Alex Osborn

Whatever creative success I gained was due to my belief that creative power can be stepped up by effort, and that there are ways in which we can guide our creative thinking.
Alex Osborn

Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.
Osho

Creativity is the quality that you bring to the activity that you are doing. It is an attitude, an inner approach – how you look at things . . . Whatsoever you do, if you do it joyfully, if you do it lovingly, if your act of doing is not purely economical, then it is creative.
Osho

Destroying something, any idiot can do. Creating needs intelligence.
Osho

Each person comes into this world with a specific destiny--he has something to fulfill, some message has to be delivered, some work has to be completed. You are not here accidentally--you are here meaningfully. There is a purpose behind you. The whole intends to do something through you.
Osho

I teach you rebellion! Come out of the masses. Stand alone like a lion and live your life according to your own light.
Osho

If you love a flower, don’t pick it up, because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.
Osho

Life is a garden. It is an opportunity. You can grow weeds, you can grow roses; it all depends on you.
Osho

Life should not only be lived, it should be celebrated!
Osho

To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.
Osho

You become more divine as you become more creative. All the religions of the world have said God is the creator. I don't know whether he is the creator or not, but one thing I know: the more creative you become, the more godly you become. When your creativity comes to a climax, when your whole life becomes creative, you live in God. So he must be the creator because people who have been creative have been closest to him. Love what you do. Be meditative while you are doing it – whatsoever it is!
Osho

There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.
Mirabel Osler

You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.
Joel Osteen

Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
Frank Outlaw

All things change, but nothing dies.
Ovid

Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.
Ovid

True leadership lies in guiding others to success. In ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well.
Bill Owens

To want to be what one can be is purpose in life.
Cynthia Ozick



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Being vulnerable doesn't have to be threatening. Just have the courage to be sincere, open and honest. This opens the door to deeper communication all around. It creates self-empowerment and the kind of connections with others we all want in life. Speaking from the heart frees us from the secrets that burden us. These secrets are what make us sick or fearful. Speaking truth helps you get clarity on your real heart directives.
Sara Paddison


Sincere forgiveness isn't colored with expectation that the other person apologize or change. Don't worry whether or not they finally understand you. Love them and release them.
Sara Paddison

Your inner knowing is your only true compass.
Joy Page

Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
Satchel Paige

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
Satchel Paige

The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done.
Arnold Palmer

Play and depression may be opposite sides of a coin.
Jaak Pansepp

Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.
Jamie Paolinetti

Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn.
Charlie Parker

I am leaving this legacy to all of you…to bring peace, justice, equality, love and a fulfillment of what our lives should be. Without vision, the people will perish, and without courage and inspiration, dreams will die – the dream of freedom and peace.
Rosa Parks

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
Ellen Parr

If you want the rainbow, you've got to put up with the rain.
Dolly Parton

I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb…and I also know that I'm not a blonde.
Dolly Parton

I bring you the gift of these four words: I believe in you.
Blaise Pascal

Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Blaise Pascal

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
Louis Pasteur

Luck favors a mind that is prepared.
Louis Pasteur

When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, 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 become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.
Patanjali

As you express joy, you draw it out of those you meet, creating joyful people and joyful events. The greater the joy you express, the more joy you experience.
Arnold Patent

When we love unconditionally, with our hearts wide open, we feel joyfulness.
Arnold Patent

Don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
George S. Patton

Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
George S. Patton

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton

Creativity pervades human life. It is the mark of individuality. The vehicle of self-expression. The engine of progress in every human endeavor.
Elliot Samuel Paul

Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.
Linus Pauling

The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.
Linus Pauling

How does one become a butterfly? she asked pensively. You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.
Trina Paulus

The only joy in the world is to begin.
Cesare Pavese

To follow without halt, one aim; there is the secret of success.
Anna Pavlova

Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities - always see them, for they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale


Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.
Norman Vincent Peale

Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
Norman Vincent Peale

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
Norman Vincent Peale

Imagination is the true magic carpet.
Norman Vincent Peale

No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities - always see them, for they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale

Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.
Norman Vincent Peale

There is a basic law that like attracts like. Negative thinking definitely attracts negative results. Conversely, if a person habitually thinks optimistically and hopefully, his positive thinking sets in motion creative forces – and success, instead of eluding him, flows toward him.
Norman Vincent Peale

There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
Norman Vincent Peale

Throw back the shoulders, let the heart sing, let the eyes flash, let the mind be lifted up, look upward and say to yourself…nothing is impossible!
Norman Vincent Peale

Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
Norman Vincent Peale

When a person applies enthusiasm to his job, the job will itself become alive with exciting new possibilities.
Norman Vincent Peale

Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale

It's always too soon to quit.
Norman Vincent Peale

Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale

People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale

Find a need and fill it.
Ruth Stafford Peale

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Joseph Pearce

True joy results when we become aware of our connectedness to everything.
Paul Pearsall

Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves.
Carol Pearson

Courage is not the absence of fear; it is the making of action in spite of fear.
M. Scott Peck

The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece. The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. The experience of spiritual power is basically a joyful one.
M. Scott Peck

There can be no vulnerability without risk; there can be no community without vulnerability; there can be no peace, and ultimately no life, without community.
M. Scott Peck

I value my time. I choose to use it wisely and do not let others steal it from me.
Paula Peisner

You can be a victim of cancer, or a survivor of cancer. It's a mindset.
Dave Pelzer

If there is any kindness I can show, any good thing I can do to any fellow human being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.
William Penn

The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.
William Penn

They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.
William Penn

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can't be helped.
Frederick Perls

Most new jobs won't come from our biggest employers. They will come from our smallest. We've got to do everything we can to make entrepreneurial dreams a reality.
Ross Perot

Punishing honest mistakes stifles creativity.
Ross Perot

A spirit of fun should pervade every meeting because it helps people participate and learn.
Gene Perret

A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops.
John J. Pershing

Ignorance is no excuse, it's the real thing.
Irene Peter

Don't believe in miracles – depend on them.
Laurence J. Peter

May your happiest days of the past be your saddest days of your future.
Laurence J. Peter

Encourage each other to become the best you can be. Celebrate what you want to see more of.
Tom Peters

If you're not confused, you’re not paying attention.
Tom Peters

Leadership is about tapping the wellsprings of human motivation - and about fundamental relations with one's fellows.
Tom Peters

Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.
Tom Peters

Passion. The life of an entrepreneur is occasionally exhilarating, and almost always exhausting. Only unbridled passion for the concept is likely to see you through the 17-hour days (month after month) and the painful mistakes that are part and parcel of the start-up process.
Tom Peters

The life of an entrepreneur is occasionally exhilarating, and almost always exhausting. Only unbridled passion for the concept is likely to see you through the 17-hour days (month after month) and the painful mistakes that are part and parcel of the start-up process.
Tom Peters

To me books on butterflies or baseball are more legitimate in terms of thinking about business strategy issues.
Tom Peters

The normal person classifies an object, and then forgets about it. The creative person, by contrast, is always open to new possibilities.
Jordan Peterson

Let your light shine. Be a source of strength and courage. Share your wisdom. Radiate love.
Wilferd Peterson

Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it.
Wilferd Peterson

Champion the right to be yourself; dare to be different and to set your own pattern, live your own life, and follow your own star.
Wilfred Peterson

The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!
Marvin Phillips

Money will come when you are doing the right thing.
Mike Phillips

What is defeat? Nothing but education, nothing but the first step toward something better.
Wendell Phillips

The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
Eden Philpotts

The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done – men who are creative, inventive and discoverers.
Jean Piaget

All art is subversive.
Pablo Picasso

Every act of creation begins with an act of destruction.
Pablo Picasso

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up
Pablo Picasso

Everything you can imagine is real.
Pablo Picasso

It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.
Pablo Picasso

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.
Pablo Picasso

The chief enemy of creativity is good taste.
Pablo Picasso

To draw, you must close your eyes and sing.
Pablo Picasso

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Pablo Picasso

Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.
Joseph Chilton Pierce

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
Albert Pike

This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.
Peace Pilgrim

The arts are no longer ornamental. They're fundamental.
Daniel Pink

Today, the world belongs to category creators - those who can do what artists and designers have always done: create something that others never knew they needed but can't live without.
Daniel Pink

The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands.
Robert M. Pirsig

The only thing that comes to us without effort is old age.
Gloria Pitzer

Everything in life is writable if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise.
Sylvia Plath

Some things are hard to write about. After something happens to you, you go to write it down, and either you over dramatize it, or underplay it, exaggerate the wrong parts or ignore the important ones. At any rate, you never write it quite the way you want to.
Sylvia Plath

The worst enemy of creativity is self-doubt.
Sylvia Plath

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
Plato


Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity.
Plato

Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.
Plato

Do not…keep children to their studies by compulsion but by play.
Plato

Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.
Plato

Ignorance, the root and stem of every evil.
Plato

Know thyself.
Plato

Knowledge is the food of the soul.
Plato

Let early education be a sort of amusement. You will then be better able to discover the natural bent.
Plato

Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.
Plato

Of all the things of a man's soul which he has within him, justice is the greatest good and injustice the greatest evil.
Plato

Philosophy begins in wonder.
Plato

The beginning is the most important part of the work.
Plato

The life which is not examined is not worth living.
Plato

The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.
Plato

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
Plato

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
Plato

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
Plato

Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.
William Plomer

Knowledge has three degrees -- opinion, science, illumination. The means or instrument of the first is sense; of the second, dialectic; of the third, intuition.
Plotinus

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Plutarch

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
Edgar Allen Poe

It is by logic we prove. It is by intuition we discover.
Henri Poincare

You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what's burning inside you. And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke.
Arthur Polotnik

Forgiveness is all-powerful. Forgiveness heals all ills.
Catherine Ponder

It is through the imagination that the formless takes form.
Catherine Ponder

The forgiving state of mind is a magnetic power for attracting good.
Catherine Ponder

When people bother you in any way, it is because their souls are trying to get your divine attention and your blessing.
Catherine Ponder

He who laughs, lasts.
Mary Poole

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what is still possible for you to do.
Pope John XXIII

To err is human, to forgive, divine.
Alexander Pope

It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood.
Karl Popper

In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing.
Antonio Porchia

Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity.
Michael Porter

The innovation point is the pivotal moment when talented and motivated people seek the opportunity to act on their ideas and dreams.
W. Arthur Porter

Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up because they're looking for ideas.
Paula Poundstone

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.
Colin Powell

Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.
Colin Powell

You have a unique message to deliver, a unique song to sing, a unique act of love to bestow. This message, this song, and this act of love have been entrusted exclusively to the one and only you.
John Powell

I'd rather be happy than right.
Hugh Prather

Peace, or freedom from conflict, is the absolute core of happiness. It is in learning to watch our sense of peace that we avoid unhappiness. All forms of misery are heralded by a frame of mind that must become immediately recognizable if we are ever to gain mastery in happiness...Take the time to look in your heart and be clear. Walk through life being clear. Practice doing each thing in peace.
Hugh Prather

There is no place love is not.
Hugh Prather

Earth, ourselves, breathe and awaken, leaves are stirring, all things moving, new day coming, life renewing.
Pawnee Prayer

Values are like fingerprints. Nobody's are the same, but you leave 'em all over everything you do.
Elvis Presley

Don't cheat the world of your contribution. Give it what you've got.
Steven Pressfield

To labor in the arts for any reason other than love is prostitution.
Steven Pressfield

You are not here to save the world but you are here to touch the hands that are within your reach.
Kathleen Price , Motto of Mission of Love

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning.
Ivy Baker Priest

I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.
J. B. Priestley

Write as often as possible, not with the idea at once of getting into print, but as if you were learning an instrument.
J. B. Priestley

Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed.
Michael Pritchard

You don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing.
Michael Pritchard

Change always comes bearing gifts.
Price Pritchett

No star is ever lost we once have seen. We always may be what we might have been.
Adelaide Anne Procter

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Marcel Proust

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
Marcel Proust

We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.
Marcel Proust

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
Proverb


Everyone smiles in the same language.
Proverb

He who thinks he leads, but has no followers, is only taking a walk.
Proverb

Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something.
Proverb

The person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused.
Proverb

When the music changes, so does the dance.
African Proverb

Marriage is like a besieged castle; those who are on the outside wish to get in; those who are on the inside wish to get out.
Arabian Proverb

The one who loves you will make you weep.
Argentine Proverb

He who takes medicine and neglects to diet wastes the skill of his doctors.
Chinese Proverb

If you want happiness for an hour – take a nap. If you want happiness for a day – go fishing. If you want happiness for a month – get married. If you want happiness for a year – inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime – help others.
Chinese Proverb

It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
Chinese Proverb

It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.
Chinese Proverb

When planning for a year, plant corn. When planning for a decade, plant trees. When planning for life, train and educate people.
Chinese Proverb

When sleeping women wake, mountains move.
Chinese Proverb

You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.
Chinese Proverb

You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.
Chinese Proverb

To bury grief, plant a seed.
Chinese Proverb

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.
Greek Proverb

It is not good for all our wishes to be filled; through sickness we recognize the value of health; through evil, the value of good; through hunger, the value of food; through exertion, the value of rest.
Greek Proverb

He who cannot dance claims the floor is uneven.
Hindu saying

To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.
Hopi saying

A sunbeam to warm you, a moonbeam to charm you, a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you.
Irish Blessing

Even a small thorn causes pain.
Irish Proverb

When I count my blessings I count you twice.
Irish Blessing

One who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger.
Japanese Proverb

To teach is to learn.
Japanese Proverb

We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.
Japanese Proverb

Solvitur ambulando. It is all solved by walking.
Latin Proverb

A mere friend will agree with you, but a real friend will argue.
Russian Proverb

You are made of stars!
Serbian Proverb

All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.
Swedish Proverb

Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; love more, and all good things will be yours.
Swedish proverb

The butterfly often forgets it once was a caterpillar.
Swedish Proverb

Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.
Zen Proverb

Don’t just do something, sit there.
Zen Proverb

If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four: If still boring, try it for eight, sixteen, thirty-two, and so on. Eventually, one discovers that it is not boring but very interesting.
Zen Proverb

If you can walk you can dance. If you can talk you can sing.
Zimbabwe Proverb

Good habits, once established, are just as hard to break as are bad habits.
Robert Puller

A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out.
Grace Pulpit

When you find yourself stressed, ask yourself one question: Will this matter in five years from now? If yes, then do something about the situation. If no, then let it go.
Catherine Pulsifer

No action, no change. Limited action, limited change. Lots of action, change occurs.
Catherine Pulsifer

Personal action is your pathway to success, even if it is a little bit at a time!
Catherine Pulsifer

We all find ourselves in situations that at times seem hopeless. And, we all have the choice to do nothing or take action.
Catherine Pulsifer

What motivates you to change, to take action? Those who wait to take action until they find themselves in a desperate situation face more difficulties than they need to.
Catherine Pulsifer

You can adopt the attitude there is nothing you can do, or you can see the challenge as your call to action.
Catherine Pulsifer

Don't feed your mind with negative thoughts. If you do, you will come to believe them.
Catherine Pulsifer

Goals help focus you on areas in both your personal and professional life that are important and meaningful, rather than being guided by what other people want you to be, do, or accomplish.
Catherine Pulsifer

True joy is that which gives us more energy and makes us feel more alive.
Robert Puryear



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Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
Nido Qubein


Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all your energies on a limited set of targets.
Nido Qubein

Get a life in which you are generous. Look around at the azaleas in the suburban neighborhood where you grew up; look at a full moon hanging silver in a black, black sky on a cold night. And realize that life is the best thing ever, and that you have no business taking it for granted. Care so deeply about its goodness that you want to spread it around. Take money...and give it to charity. Work in a soup kitchen. Be a Big Brother or Sister...You want to do well, but if you do not do good too, then doing well will never be enough.
Anna Quindlen

If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
Anna Quindlen

The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
Anna Quindlen

The world is full of women blindsided by the unceasing demands of motherhood, still flabbergasted how a job can be terrific and torturous.
Anna Quindlen



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Spells of acute loneliness are an essential part of travel. Loneliness makes things happen.
Jonathan Raban


Consider calling it a challenge rather than calling it a crisis.
Mary Anne Radmacher

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow.
Mary Anne Radmacher

Harvest the bounty of rich tradition and amazing possibilities.
Mary Anne Radmacher

I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.
Mary Anne Radmacher

In the garden of your days cultivate festivity, play and celebrations.
Mary Anne Radmacher

Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.
Mary Anne Radmacher

May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility.
Mary Anne Radmacher

Plant the seeds of your dreams and weed all the objections out.
Mary Anne Radmacher

See stars in the changing season and dance among them, shining.
Mary Anne Radmacher

Today is a gift I honor by fully living it.
Mary Anne Radmacher

We laugh to survive. Then, with joy we thrive.
Mary Anne Radmacher

What if we just acted like everything was easy?
Mary Anne Radmacher

It's such an act of optimism to get through a day and enjoy it and laugh and do all that without thinking about death. What spirit human beings have!
Gilda Radner

Some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.
Gilda Radner

While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die – whether it is our spirit, our creativity, or our glorious uniqueness.
Gilda Radner

To play is to yield oneself to a kind of magic.
Hugo Rahner

Be realistic. Plan for a miracle.
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

How much longer will you go on letting your energy sleep? How much longer are you going to stay oblivious of the immensity of yourself?
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

What a world this would be if we just built bridges instead of walls.
Carlos Ramirez

The cover-your-butt mentality of the workplace will get you only so far. The follow-your-gut mentality of the entrepreneur has the potential to take you anywhere you want to go or run you right out of business--but it's a whole lot more fun, don't you think?
Bill Rancic

Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness - not pain or mindless self-indulgence - is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.
Ayn Rand

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
Ayn Rand

Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.
Ayn Rand

Learn to value yourself, which means: to fight for your happiness.
Ayn Rand

Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think.
Ayn Rand

Great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
G. Randolf

The new meaning of soul is creativity and mysticism. These will become the foundation of the new psychological type and with him or her will come the new civilization.
Otto Rank

By picturing ourselves creating at our highest levels, imagining the finished product and the deep joy that comes from creating, we move closer to our dreams. Visualizing the end result from our creative effort helps us achieve it.
Salli Rasberry

Serving others helps strengthen your creativity by providing low-risk avenues of self-expression while making a difference in the lives of others. The joy of giving, the joy of creating, and the joy of helping come from service.
Salli Rasberry

Spending time in nature both reduces stress and enhances creativity.
Salli Rasberry

Exercise is really for the brain, not the body. It affects mood, vitality, alertness and feelings of well-being.
John J. Ratey

Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.
Dan Rather

Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.
Karen Ravn

Begin doing what you want to do now. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand – and melting like a snowflake.
Marie Beyon Ray

Ultimately, love is self-approval.
Sondra Ray

A fool wonders, the wise man wanders.
Susan Rea

Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.
Charles Reade

Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.
Ronald Reagan

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.
Ronald Reagan

Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
Bernice Johnson Reagon

I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?
Robert Redford

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
Ambrose Redmoon

There is no human mind that exists apart from humanness; therefore any exploration of humanness is a psychology.
John Reece

This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.
Scott Reed

To be able to feel the lightest touch really is a gift.
Christopher Reeve

When you choose hope, anything's possible.
Christopher Reeve

The greatest success we'll know is helping OTHERS succeed and grow.
Gregory Scott Reid

Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.
Francesca Reigler

Creativity when not used turns to depression.
Henri Reiman

Try to put well into practice what you already know. In so doing, you will, in good time, discover the hidden things you now inquire about.
Rembrandt

Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn't you – all of the expectations, all of the beliefs – and becoming who you are.
Rachel Naomi Remen

We are all born to be a blessing.
Rachel Naomi Remen

As I grow to understand life less and less, I learn to love it more and more.
Jules Renard

Talent is a question of quantity. Talent does not write one page; it writes three hundred.
Jules Renard

Walks. The body advances, while the mind flutters around it like a bird.
Jules Renard

Writing is a way of talking without being interrupted.
Jules Renard

Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby.
Ruth E. Renkel

An artist, under pain of oblivion, must have confidence in himself, and listen only to his real master: Nature.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir

We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
Agnes Repplier

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
Agnes Repplier

Each one of us has a fire in our heart for something. It's our goal in life to find it and keep it lit.
Mary Lou Retton

It's not that you won or lost…but how you played the game.
Grantland Rice

Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.
Norman B. Rice

It’s exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness; it can also be confusing, disorienting, and painful.
Adrienne Rich

It's exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness; it can also be confusing, disorienting, and painful.
Adrienne Rich

We have to believe that a creative being lives within ourselves, whether we like it or not, and that we must get out of its way, for it will not give us peace until we do.
M. C. Richards

All the arts we practice are apprenticeship. The big art is our life.
M. C. Richards

A creative style of living, coping with difficulties and weaving possibilities, can not only produce useful accomplishments for self and world but can offer the creator new resilience, perspective, aliveness in the moment, joy, and purpose in life.
Ruth Richards

Creativity challenges the status quo.
Ruth Richards

Creativity is for us all - it's about you, me, and about everyday life. It is about the abundant originality we manifest, and our flexible improvisations, whether teaching a class, raising our kids, fixing the car, helping a client, landscaping the yard, planning a benefit, or trying to figure out why we're on earth.
Ruth Richards

Our creativity is a fundamental survival capacity. Not only does it help us stay alive, it helps us learn what we are living for. Our human creativity must be taken seriously.
Ruth Richards

Our everyday creativity is not only good for us, it's also one of the most powerful capacities we have, bringing us alive in each moment, affecting our health and well-being, offering richness and alternatives in what we do, and helping move us further in our creative and personal development.
Ruth Richards

The construct of everyday creativity is defined in terms of human originality at work and leisure across the diverse activities of everyday life. It is seen as central to human survival, and, to some extent, it is (and must be) found in everyone.
Ruth Richards

We humans are not creatures of instinct who all build our nests in the same way. Throughout our day, whether at home or at work, we humans adapt and innovate, improvise flexibly, at times acting from our 'gut feelings', at times from options we imagine and systematically try out, one after the other. Our creativity may involve anything from making breakfast to solving a major conflict with one's boss.
Ruth Richards

Think BIG. There are unseen forces ready to support your dreams.
Cheryl Richardson

Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you are scared.
Eddie Rickenbacker

Don't apologize for who you are or the art you create.
C. J. Rider

Our work-a-day lives are filled with opportunities to bless others. The power of a single glance or an encouraging smile must never be underestimated.
G. Richard Rieger

Man changes by growth, not by magic.
Timberline W. Riggs

Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will find them gradually, without noticing it, and live along some distant day into the answer.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Destiny itself is like a wonderful wide tapestry in which every thread is guided by an unspeakably tender hand, placed beside another thread and held and carried by a hundred others.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Do not assume that she who seeks to comfort you now, lives untroubled among the simple and quiet words that sometimes do you good. Her life may also have much sadness and difficulty that remains far beyond yours. Were it otherwise, she would never have been able to find these words.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depth of your heart; confess to yourself you would have to die if you were forbidden to write.
Rainer Maria Rilke

For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Rainer Maria Rilke

I am so glad you are here. It helps me realize how beautiful my world is.
Rainer Maria Rilke

I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects the solitude of the other.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.
Rainer Maria Rilke

The only journey is the journey within.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Think of the world you carry within you.
Rainer Maria Rilke

You must give birth to your images. They are the future waiting to be born.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Two people have been living in you all your life. One is the ego, garrulous, demanding, hysterical, calculating – the other is the hidden spiritual being, whose still voice of wisdom you have only rarely heard or attended to – you have uncovered in yourself your own wise guide.
Sogyal Rinpoche

Each time we let go of something, we experience another level of freedom.
Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche

The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.
Hanna Rion

I don't have a lot of respect for talent. Talent is genetic. It's what you do with it that counts.
Martin Ritt

I don't exercise. If God had wanted me to bend over, he would have put diamonds on the floor.
Joan Rivers

A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided.
Anthony Robbins

Action is the foundational key to all success.
Anthony Robbins

As soon as you truly commit to making something happen, the 'how' will reveal itself.
Anthony Robbins

Determination is the wake-up call to the human will.
Anthony Robbins

Goals are a means to an end, not the ultimate purpose of our lives. They are simply a tool to concentrate our focus and move us in a direction. They only reason we really pursue goals is to cause ourselves to expand and grow. Achieving goals by themselves will never make us happy in the long term; it's who you become, as you overcome the obstacles necessary to achieve your goals, that can give you the deepest and most long-lasting sense of fulfillment.
Anthony Robbins

Identify your problems, but give your power and energy to solutions.
Anthony Robbins

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
Anthony Robbins

Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
Anthony Robbins

Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You're going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.
Anthony Robbins

Lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action.
Anthony Robbins

Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
Anthony Robbins

The only thing keeping you from what you want is your story about why you can't have it.
Anthony Robbins

Trade your expectation for appreciation and the world changes instantly.
Anthony Robbins

When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.
Anthony Robbins

You are now at a crossroads. This is your opportunity to make the most important decision you will ever make. Forget your past. Who are you now? Who have you decided you really are now? Don't think about who you have been. Who are you now? Who have you decided to become? Make this decision consciously. Make it carefully. Make it powerfully.
Anthony Robbins

The ultimate goal of being ourselves in an authentic way is actually about loving ourselves in a generous way.
Mike Robbins

If you take any activity, any art, any discipline, any skill-take it and push it as far as it will go, push it beyond where it has ever been before, push it to the wildest edges of edges, then you force it into the realm of magic.
Tom Robbins

The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.
Tony Robbins

A soul mate is…someone whose way of viewing life is not necessarily the same as yours but complements yours, so that there is not a compromise, there is a complement.
Paul Robear

A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.
Donna Roberts

You must begin to trust yourself. If you do not then you will forever be looking to others to prove your own merit to you, and you will never be satisfied. You will always be asking others what to do, and at the same time, resenting those from whom you seek such aid.
Jane Roberts

You must love yourself before you love another. By accepting yourself and fully being what you are…your simple presence can make others happy.
Jane Roberts

If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.
Nora Roberts

Expect a miracle!
Oral Roberts

It’s about focusing on the fight and not the fright.
Robin Roberts

Stretch out your hand and take the world's wide gift of joy and beauty.
Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God.
Diana Robinson

All of our existing ideas have creative possibilities.
Ken Robinson

Being in your element is not only about aptitude, it's about passion: it is about loving what you do…tapping into your natural energy and your most authentic self.
Ken Robinson

Creativity involves putting your imagination to work. In a sense, creativity is applied imagination.
Ken Robinson

Creativity is a process more often than it is an event.
Ken Robinson

Creativity is the greatest gift of human intelligence.
Ken Robinson

Everyone has huge creative capacities. The challenge is to develop them. A culture of creativity has to involve everybody, not just a select few.
Ken Robinson

Helping people to connect with their personal creative capacities is the surest way to release the best they have to offer.
Ken Robinson

Human intelligence is richer and more dynamic than we have been led to believe by formal academic education.
Ken Robinson

Imagination is the primary gift of human consciousness.
Ken Robinson

In a world where lifelong employment in the same job is a thing of the past, creativity is not a luxury. It is essential for personal security and fulfillment.
Ken Robinson

Innovation is applied creativity. By definition, innovation is always about introducing something new, or improved, or both and it is usually assumed to be a positive thing.
Ken Robinson

Private imaginings may have no outcomes in the world at all. Creativity does. Being creative involves doing something.
Ken Robinson

Teaching for creativity aims to encourage self-confidence, independence of mind, and the capacity to think for oneself.
Ken Robinson

To improve our schools, we have to humanize them and make education personal to every student and teacher in the system. Education is always about relationships. Great teachers are not just instructors and test administrators. They are mentors, coaches, motivators, and lifelong sources of inspiration to their students. Teaching is an art form. Great teachers know they have to cultivate curiosity, passion and creativity in their students.
Ken Robinson

To realize our true creative potential - in our organizations, in our schools and in our communities - we need to think differently about ourselves and towards each other. We must learn to be creative.
Ken Robinson

Whether you aim to change the whole world or the world within you, the limits are set as much by your imagination as by your current circumstances. This has been true for all people since the beginnings of human history.
Ken Robinson

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.
Maria Robinson

Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling though the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.
Arthur Somers Roche

It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld

If man is to survive, he will have learned to take a delight in the essential differences between men and between cultures. He will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life's exciting variety, not something to fear.
Gene Roddenberry

I have always found that my view of success has been iconoclastic: success to me is not about money or status or fame, its about finding a livelihood that brings me joy and self-sufficiency and a sense of contributing to the world.
Dame Anita Roddick

If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just.
Dame Anita Roddick

Nobody talks about entrepreneurship as survival, but that's exactly what it is and what nurtures creative thinking. Running that first shop taught me business is not financial science; it's about trading: buying and selling.
Dame Anita Roddick

Love your calling with passion, it is the meaning of your life.
Auguste Rodin

Patience is also a form of action.
Auguste Rodin

The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.
Auguste Rodin

Being, not doing, is my first joy.
Theodore Roethke

In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth.
Carl Rogers

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.
Carl Rogers

The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.
Carl Rogers

The mainspring of creativity appears to be the same tendency which we discover so deeply as the curative force in psychotherapy – man's tendency to actualize himself, to become his potentialities. By this I mean the directional trend which is evident in all organic and human life – the urge to expand, extend, develop, mature – the tendency to express and activate all the capacities of the organism, or the self.
Carl Rogers

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.
Carl Rogers

Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.
Dale Evans Rogers

Often when you think you're at the end of something, you're at the beginning of something else.
Fred Rogers

When we treat children's play as seriously as it deserves, we are helping them feel the joy that's to be found in the creative spirit. It's the things we play with and the people who help us play that make a great difference in our lives.
Fred Rogers

You rarely have time for everything you want in this life, so you have to make choices, and hopefully your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are.
Fred Rogers

Part of the joy of dancing is conversation. Trouble is, some men can't talk and dance at the same time.
Ginger Rogers

As our feelings are tapped, they become a resource for further self-understanding and creativity. We gently allow ourselves to awaken to new possibilities.
Natalie Rogers - The Creative Connection: Expressive Arts as Healing

Creativity is like freedom: once you taste it, you cannot live without it. It is a transformational force, enhancing self-esteem and self-empowerment.
Natalie Rogers

Expressive art therapy integrates all of the arts in a safe, non-judgmental setting to facilitate personal growth and healing.
Natalie Rogers

Fostering creativity within yourself and others revitalizes the ability to feel, express, and act constructively – crucial competencies for our world.
Natalie Rogers - The Creative Connection for Groups: Person-Centered Expressive Arts for Healing and Social Change

I believe we are all capable of being profoundly, beautifully creative, where we use that creativity to relate to family or to paint a picture. The seeds of much of our creativity come from the unconscious, our feelings, and our intuition. The unconscious is our deep well. Many of us have put a lid over that well. Feelings can be constructively channeled into creative ventures: into dance, music, art, or writing. When our feelings are joyful, the art form uplifts. When our feelings are violent or wrathful, we can transform them into powerful art rather than venting them on the world. Such art helps us accept that aspect of ourselves. Self-acceptance is paramount to compassion for others.
Natalie Rogers - The Creative Connection: Expressive Arts as Healing

Involving yourself in creative process actually releases the blocks that have kept you from being creative. That is, as you explore and experiment with various forms of expression in a nonjudgmental environment, the inner critic, the need for approval, the fear of failure, and fears of the unknown can disappear.
Natalie Rogers - The Creative Connection: Expressive Arts as Healing

Movement is life, life is movement. If you don’t believe it, just try holding completely still for a minute. Impossible. Movement is a human need. Breath is movement. Our bodies express our internal state all the time. We know intuitively if someone is sad or angry. How? We are picking up on the person’s body language and movement.
Natalie Rogers - The Creative Connection: Expressive Arts as Healing

Moving our bodies to explore our emotions is an awakening experience. Great insights happen.
Natalie Rogers - The Creative Connection for Groups: Person-Centered Expressive Arts for Healing and Social Change

Our creativity is directly connected to our internal energy source and our willingness to face the unknown. Being in the space of silence, where everything and nothing exists, we cultivate the garden out of which creativity blooms.
Natalie Rogers - The Creative Connection for Groups: Person-Centered Expressive Arts for Healing and Social Change

Society has squeezed the tasty juice of the creative process right out of most of its citizens. We need to find ways to recapture our spontaneous freedom of expression, without looking to others for approval.
Natalie Rogers - The Creative Connection: Expressive Arts as Healing

The creative process as experienced through the expressive arts is one path to self-discovery, self-esteem, and self-empowerment.
Natalie Rogers - The Creative Connection: Expressive Arts as Healing

The creative process includes exploring, experimenting, messing around with materials, being playful, entering into the unknown.
Natalie Rogers - The Creative Connection: Expressive Arts as Healing

The creative process puts us in touch with our soul, our spirit, our inner wisdom. Self-expression through the creative arts – movement, art, music, and writing – is a sacred and often mystical experience, transforming pain, anger, fear, and grief into forms that nourish the soul.
Natalie Rogers - The Creative Connection for Groups: Person-Centered Expressive Arts for Healing and Social Change

The journal’s only purpose is to be a mirror.
Natalie Rogers - The Creative Connection for Groups: Person-Centered Expressive Arts for Healing and Social Change

Those of us who can facilitate the healing of the grief, anger, and sense of hopelessness that exist today are called to help humanity recover joy, creativity, and a sense of personal empowerment within community.
Natalie Rogers

To use the arts expressively means going into our inner realms to discover feelings and to express them through visual art, movement, sound, writing or drama. This process fosters release, self-understanding, insight and awakens creativity and transpersonal states of consciousness.
Natalie Rogers

We all need love and approval. Yet the key to unleashing our creative energy is finding the deepest sense of approval within ourselves. If we place the locus of our worth in the hands of others, we doom ourselves to a life of trying to please.
Natalie Rogers - The Creative Connection: Expressive Arts as Healing

Within each of us is a secret garden: a place where our true self exists…Whatever grows in the garden, it is all part of being human. It is all material that can be used in the creative process.
Natalie Rogers - The Creative Connection: Expressive Arts as Healing

Even if you are on the right track you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Will Rogers

Man only learns two ways, one by reading; and the other by association with smarter people.
Will Rogers

There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.
Will Rogers

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
Jim Rohn


Disgust and resolve are two of the great emotions that lead to change.
Jim Rohn

Enterprise is first creativity. You need creativity to see what's out there and shape it to your advantage. You need creativity to look at the world a little differently. You need creativity to take a different approach, to be different.
Jim Rohn

Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don’t fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
Jim Rohn

If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse.
Jim Rohn

Lack of discipline inevitably leads to failure.
Jim Rohn

Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.
Jim Rohn

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
Jim Rohn

One of the greatest gifts you can give to anyone is the gift of attention.
Jim Rohn

One person caring about another represents life's greatest value.
Jim Rohn

The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.
Jim Rohn

The more you care, the stronger you can be.
Jim Rohn

The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out joy.
Jim Rohn

Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you can't get more time.
Jim Rohn

Wealth is not a matter of intelligence; it's a matter of inspiration.
Jim Rohn

Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness - great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
Jim Rohn

Words do two major things: they provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
Jim Rohn

You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
Jim Rohn

You need courage to be creative. You need the courage to see things differently, courage to go against the crowd, courage to take a different approach, courage to stand alone, if you have to, courage to choose activity over inactivity.
Jim Rohn

Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.
Jim Rohn

Asking is the beginning of receiving. Make sure you don't go to the ocean with a teaspoon. At least take a bucket so the kids won't laugh at you.
Jim Rohn

Grace, not willpower, is what ultimately empowers us to live loving lives. Creativity, both in what spawns within the artist and the artifact, can be a vital source of that grace.
Ron Rolheiser

The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds it hard to answer.
Alice Wellington Rollins

If you want to attract a life partner as your soul mate, there are several illusions you will need to relinquish. One is that your soul mate is someone you will be with for the rest of your life. You can have a soul mate relationship that lasts a few weeks, months, or years. Time has nothing to do with the quality of your connection and its importance in your life.
Sanaya Roman

Most people have more than one soul mate. You may already be in several soul mate relationships with friends and loved ones. A soul mate can come in the form of a life partner, treasured friend, child, or lover. A soul mate can be someone with whom you share a spiritual path, a joint work in the world, or a commitment to be parents to certain souls. It can be someone whose growth you are sponsoring, such as a child.
Sanaya Roman

You do not need to be affected by the economy or man-made conditions. You can create your own personal economic environment of prosperity. If you are willing to listen to and take action on your inner guidance, you will do well no matter what the economy around you is doing.
Sanaya Roman

I’ve learned that the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.
Andy Rooney

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.
Eleanor Roosevelt

For our own success to be real, it must contribute to the success of others.
Eleanor Roosevelt

It isn't enough to talk about peace, one must believe it. And it isn't enough to believe in it, one must work for it.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.
Eleanor Roosevelt

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness you are able to give.
Eleanor Roosevelt

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt

What you don't do can be a destructive force.
Eleanor Roosevelt

When you cease to make a contribution you begin to die.
Eleanor Roosevelt

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Women are like tea bags: put them in hot water and they get stronger.
Eleanor Roosevelt

You gain strength, courage, and confidence in every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Peace, like charity, begins at home.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

The country demands bold, persistent experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it; if it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

The test of our progress is not whether we add to the abundance of those who have much. It is whether we provide enough to those who have little.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Be sincere; be brief; be seated.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Believe you can and you're halfway there.
Theodore Roosevelt

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Theodore Roosevelt

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Theodore Roosevelt

Get action, do things; be sane; don't fritter away your time; create, act, take a place wherever you are and be somebody: get action.
Theodore Roosevelt

I dream of men who take the next step instead of worrying about the next thousand steps.
Theodore Roosevelt

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
Theodore Roosevelt

In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Theodore Roosevelt

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy course; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt

Knowing a lot…is a springboard to creativity.
Charlie Rose

The kind of spirituality I value is one in which you get great joy out of contributing to life, not just sitting and meditating, although meditation is certainly valuable. But from meditation, from the resulting consciousness, I would like to see people in action creating the world they want to live in.
Marshall Rosenberg

You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream; you've got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.
Diana Ross

If we are completely honest with ourselves, everyone has a dark side to their personalities.
Isabella Rossellini

It is important that you recognize your progress and take pride in your accomplishments. Share your achievements with others. Brag a little. The recognition and support of those around you is nurturing.
Rosemarie Rossetti

Love is the passionate dance between two hearts. It is to believe in the dream, and together make it real.
Sylvana Rossetti

Those whom we loved never really leave us. They live on forever in our hearts, and cast their radiant light onto our every shadow.
Sylvana Rossetti

Anger is an integrity-producing response to the invasion of your personal boundaries.
Gabrielle Roth


Art is not just ornamental, an enhancement of life. It is a path in itself, a way out of the predictable and conventional…a map to self-discovery.
Gabrielle Roth

Dance has been my medium, my metaphor, my message and my meditation.
Gabrielle Roth

Dance is the fastest, most direct route to the truth.
Gabrielle Roth

Dancing, singing, storytelling and silence are the four universal healing salves.
Gabrielle Roth

Everything that happens to you is stored and reflected in your body. Your body knows; your body tells. The relationship of yourself to your body is indivisible, inescapable, unavoidable.
Gabrielle Roth

Healing is a journey. It involves stepping out of our habitual roles, our conventional scripts, and improvising a dancing path.
Gabrielle Roth

If you just set people in motion they'll heal themselves.
Gabrielle Roth

Imagination is powerful. Imagination is healing. All you need is the courage to visualize what should be, and then give yourself to its creation. The result may not be what you expected, but it will be right.
Gabrielle Roth

Imagination is the force that pulls your physical, emotional, and mental energies into dynamic harmony, giving wings to your soul.
Gabrielle Roth

Joy is the expansive energy of dynamic well-being. It uplifts, energizes, makes our eyes shine, gives a lift to our step, light to our whole being.
Gabrielle Roth

Our soul, our true self, is the most mysterious, essential, and magical dimension of our being.
Gabrielle Roth

Rhythm is our universal mother tongue. It's the language of the soul.
Gabrielle Roth

Ride the energy of your own unique spirit.
Gabrielle Roth

You just have to determine to settle for nothing less than being fully alive -- to show up, be who you are, and share your gifts.
Gabrielle Roth

Your body is the ground metaphor of your life, the expression of your existence.
Gabrielle Roth

Your soul is a seeker, lover, and artist, shape shifting through archetypal fields of energy, between your darkness and light, your body and spirit, your heaven and hell, until you land in the sweet moment of surrender when you, as dancer, disappear in the dance.
Gabrielle Roth

The real work of this life is not what we do every day from 9-5…The real work is to be passionate, be holy, be wild, be irreverent, to laugh and cry until you awaken the sleeping spirits, until the ground of your being cleaves and the universe comes flooding in.
Geneen Roth

The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.
J. K. Rowling

It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
J. K. Rowling

Nothing like a nighttime stroll to give you ideas.
J. K. Rowling

Love life and life will love you back.
Arthur Rubinstein

To be alive, to able to see, to walk…it's all a miracle. I have adapted the technique of living life from miracle to miracle.
Arthur Rubinstein

We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity.
Marco Rubio

Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.
Wilma Rudolph

Be impeccable with your word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
Miguel Ángel Ruiz

Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive – the risk to be alive and express what we really are.
Miguel Ángel Ruiz

There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally.
Miguel Ángel Ruiz

We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others, but we cannot accept and love ourselves. The more self-love we have, the less we will experience self-abuse. Self-abuse comes from self-rejection, and self-rejection comes from having an image of what it means to be perfect and never measuring up to that ideal. Our image of perfection is the reason we reject ourselves the way we are, and why we don't accept others the way they are.
Miguel Ángel Ruiz

The universe is made up of stories, not atoms.
Muriel Rukeyser

And you? When will you begin your long journey into yourself?
Rumi


At night I open the window and ask the moon to come and press its face against mine. Breathe into me…Breathe into me. Close the language door and open the love window, the moon won't use the door, only the window.
Rumi

Be a full bucket, pulled up the dark way of a well, then lifted out into the light.
Rumi

Be grateful for whatever comes because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.
Rumi

Behind every atom of this world, hides an infinite universe.
Rumi

Come out of the circle of time and into the circle of love.
Rumi

Come sit with me! Let us drink the holy wine of happiness.
Rumi

Come, come whoever you are, wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving, it doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vow a thousand times. Come, come yet again, come.
Rumi

Dance where you can break yourself up to pieces and totally abandon your worldly passions.
Rumi

Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.
Rumi

Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes around in another form.
Rumi

Ever since happiness heard your name, it's been running through the streets trying to find you.
Rumi

Every door is another passage, another boundary we have to go beyond.
Rumi

Every leaf that grows will tell you: what you sow will bear fruit, so if you have any sense my friend, don't plant anything but Love.
Rumi

Fasting is the first principle of medicine.
Rumi

I want to sing like birds sing, not worrying who listens or what they think.
Rumi

If all you can do is crawl, start crawling.
Rumi

Inside you there's an artist you don't know about…Say yes quickly, if you know, if you've known it before the beginning of the universe.
Rumi

Journey from the self to the Self and find the mine of gold. Leave behind what is sour and bitter and move toward the sweet.
Rumi

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
Rumi

Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.
Rumi

Listen. Make a way for yourself inside yourself. Stop looking in the other way of looking.
Rumi

No more words. Hear only the voice within.
Rumi

Now be silent. Let the One who creates words speak. He made the door. He made the lock. He also made the key.
Rumi

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there.
Rumi

Patience is the key to joy.
Rumi

Respond to every call that excites your spirit.
Rumi

Rise up nimbly and go on your strange journey!
Rumi

Sell your cleaverness and purchase bewilderment.
Rumi

Sit. Be still. And listen…for you are drunk and we are at the edge of the roof.
Rumi

Sometimes you hear a voice through the door calling you. This turning toward what you deeply love saves you.
Rumi

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Rumi

The inspiration you seek is already within you, be silent and listen.
Rumi

The soul is here for its own joy.
Rumi

There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don't you?
Rumi

There is a fountain inside you. Don't walk around with an empty bucket.
Rumi

There is a path from me to you that I am constantly looking for.
Rumi

This human being is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they're a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight.
Rumi

To change, you must face the dragon of your appetites with another dragon: the life-energy of the soul.
Rumi

Why are you so enchanted by this world, when a mine of gold lies within you?
Rumi

Yesterday is gone and its tale told. Today new seeds are growing.
Rumi

You already have the precious mixture that will make you well. Use it.
Rumi

Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths!
Rumi

Your mind, this globe of awareness, is a starry universe. When you push off with your foot, a thousand new roads become clear.
Rumi

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
Rumi

There is a community of the spirit. Join it, and feel the delight of walking in the noisy street and being the noise. Drink all your passion, and be a disgrace. Close both eyes to see with the other eye.
Rumi

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret Lee Runbeck

Those who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives, power to retell it, to rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it, and change it as times change, truly are powerless, because they cannot think new thoughts.
Salman Rushdie

In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong; honor that; try to imitate it, and your faults will drop off like dead leaves when their time comes.
John Ruskin

Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty if only we have the eyes to see them.
John Ruskin

The highest reward for one's toil is not what one gets for it, but what one becomes by it.
John Ruskin

We were not sent into this world to do anything into which we cannot put our hearts.
John Ruskin

What we think or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only thing of consequence is what we do.
John Ruskin

Imagination, not slavery to fact, is the source of whatever is good in human life.
Bertrand Russell

One must care about a world one will not see.
Bertrand Russell

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
Bertrand Russell

There are certain things that our age needs. It needs, above all, courageous hope and the impulse to creativeness.
Bertrand Russell

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
Bertrand Russell

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
Bertrand Russell

It's the things in common that make relationships enjoyable, but it's the little differences that make them interesting.
Todd Ruthman

Gratitude helps us to return to our natural state of joyfulness, where we notice what's right instead of what's wrong. It makes us feel complete, that we have everything we need, at least in this moment.
M. J. Ryan



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You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.
Joe Sabah


You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.
Joe Sabah

Let go and trust; allow inspiration and imagination to lead the way…beyond the limitations of what the mind knows.
Linda Saccoccio

When we are enthusiastic we are intoxicated with passion rooted in our true selves and it flows into all we do.
Linda Saccoccio

The key is to trust your heart to move where your talents can flourish. This old world will really spin when work becomes a joyous expression of the soul.
Al Sacharov

It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by. How else, indeed, to clap the net over the butterfly of the moment? For the moment passes, it is forgotten; the mood is gone; life itself is gone. That is where the writer scores over his fellows: he catches the changes of his mind on the hop.
Vita Sackville-West

A new consciousness is developing which sees the earth as a single organism and recognizes that an organism at war with itself is doomed. We are one planet. One of the great revelations of the age of space exploration is the image of the earth finite and lonely, somehow vulnerable, bearing the entire human species through the oceans of space and time.
Carl Sagan

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
Carl Sagan

The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.
Carl Sagan

The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use, we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.
Carl Sagan

To read is to voyage through time.
Carl Sagan

We are an intelligent species and the use of our intelligence quite properly gives us pleasure. In this respect the brain is like a muscle. When we think well, we feel good. Understanding is a kind of ecstasy.
Carl Sagan

We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers.
Carl Sagan

You are, by accident of fate, alive at an absolutely critical moment in the history of our planet. Anything else you're interested in is not going to happen if you can't breathe the air and drink the water. Don't sit this one out. Do something.
Carl Sagan

It is the tension between creativity and skepticism that has produced the stuffing and unexpected findings of science.
Carl Sagan

We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.
Carl Sagan

Joy needs no object; it is our own nature.
Sathya Sai Baba

Life is a challenge, meet it! Life is a dream, realize it! Life is a game, play it! Life is love, enjoy it!
Sathya Sai Baba

Love one another and help others to rise to higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy.
Sathya Sai Baba

Some say knowledge is power, but that is not true. Character is power.
Sathya Sai Baba

Treat all as your own self. Do not have a double standard.
Sathya Sai Baba

Unity is divinity, purity is enlightenment.
Sathya Sai Baba

You are always your own best guru, your own best teacher, the answers are always inside you.
Sathya Sai Baba

Your true nature is purity, peace and joy.
Sathya Sai Baba

Every visible thing in this world is put in the charge of an angel.
Saint Augustine

Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
Saint Augustine

Love, and do what you like.
Saint Augustine

Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.
Saint Augustine

Miracles do not happen in contradiction to nature, but only in contradiction to that which is known to us of nature.
Saint Augustine

Patience is the companion of wisdom.
Saint Augustine

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
Saint Augustine

Where your pleasure is, there is your treasure; where your treasure, there your heart; where your heart, there your happiness.
Saint Augustine

Nothing is so strong as gentleness. Nothing is so gentle as real strength.
Saint Francis de Sales

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.
Saint Francis of Assisi

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be understood, as to understand.
Saint Francis of Assisi

Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Saint Francis of Assisi

What do you have to fear? Nothing. Whom do you have to fear? No one. Why? Because whoever has joined forces with God obtains three great privileges: omnipotence without power, intoxication without wine, and life without death.
Saint Francis of Assisi

While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
Saint Francis of Assisi

The most important encounter in life is the encounter with oneself.
Yves Saint Laurent

The important thing is not to think much, but to love much; and so, do that which best stirs you to love.
Saint Teresa of Avila

Let us not be justices of the peace, but angels of peace.
Saint Theresa of Lisieux

Angels transcend every religion, every philosophy, every creed. In fact, angels have no religion as we know it…their existence precedes every religious system that has ever existed on earth.
Saint Thomas Aquinas

I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action that man finds his supreme joy.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

It is only with heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea. I work with it and rely on it. It's my partner.
Jonas Salk

This is perhaps the most beautiful time in human history; it is really pregnant with all kinds of creative possibilities made possible by science and technology which now constitute the slave of man – if man is not enslaved by it.
Jonas Salk

The intuitive mind will tell the thinking mind where to look next.
Jonas Salk

An ordinary favor we do for someone or any compassionate reaching out may seem to be going nowhere at first, but may be planting a seed we can't see right now. Sometimes we need to just do the best we can and then trust in an unfolding we can't design or ordain.
Sharon Salzberg

Each decision we make, each action we take, is born out of an intention.
Sharon Salzberg

Life is like an ever-shifting kaleidoscope - a slight change, and all patterns alter.
Sharon Salzberg

Often we can achieve an even better result when we stumble yet are willing to start over, when we don't give up after a mistake, when something doesn't come easily but we throw ourselves into trying, when we're not afraid to appear less than perfectly polished.
Sharon Salzberg

I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way.
Carl Sandburg

Money is power, freedom, a cushion, the root of all evil, the sum of blessings.
Carl Sandburg

The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.
Carl Sandburg

A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.
Carl Sandburg

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
Carl Sandburg

If I had my life to live over…I’d dare to make more mistakes next time.
Nadine Sanger

Our dignity is not in what we do, but what we understand.
George Santayana

If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.
Mitsugi Saotome

The closer you come to your core, the greater is your joy.
Torkom Saraydarin

There is no real and true joy of if that joy is not imbued with love. Love cannot exist without joy.
Torkom Saraydarin

Every time you write, something valuable will occur.
SARK

Invent your world. Surround yourself with people, color, sounds, and work that nourishes you.
SARK

Plant impossible gardens. Look forward to dreams. Cry during movies. Swing as high as you can on a swing set, by moonlight. Cultivate moods. Do it for love. Take lots of naps. Take moon baths. Giggle with children. Listen to old people. Entertain your inner child. Build a fort with blankets. Get wet. Hug trees. Write love letters.
SARK

To live creatively free, do what you know how to do now, then ‘act as if' you know how to do the rest.
SARK

Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know.
William Saroyan

A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself.
May Sarton

Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circle of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.
May Sarton

Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers.
May Sarton

Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.
May Sarton

We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.
May Sarton

In love, one and one are one.
Jean-Paul Sartre

The best work is not what is most difficult for you: it is what you do best.
Jean-Paul Sartre

I will write peace on your wings and you will fly all over the world.
Sadako Sasaki

Problems are not the problem; coping is the problem
Virginia Satir

Every word, facial expression, gesture, or action on the part of a parent gives the child some message about self-worth. It is sad that so many parents don't realize what messages they are sending.
Virginia Satir

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible – the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
Virginia Satir

We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need twelve hugs a day for growth.
Virginia Satir

I think the one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention.
Diane Sawyer

A daily creative project is like a marathon. It's a ridiculously daunting task, but making an original creation every day gives you an incredible sense of accomplishment. It also forces you to push beyond your mental and physical barriers (especially the ones you've erected for yourself). You'll be amazed at what you produce and what you learn about yourself in the process.
Noah Scalin

Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.
Ruth Ann Schabacker

Security is an attempt to try to make the universe static so that we feel safe.
Anne Wilson Schaef

We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything than when we are playing.
Charles Schaefer

Don’t underestimate the value of the ability to comfort yourself as a coping skill.
Mary Schaefer

Necessity is the mother of invention, it is true, but its father is creativity, and knowledge is the midwife.
Jonathan Schattke

Tears are God's gift to us. Our holy water. They heal us as they flow.
Rita Schiano

There is no such thing as chance; and what seems to us mere accident springs form the deepest source of destiny.
Friedrich Schiller

Dare to be wrong and to dream.
Friedrich von Schiller

The spirit of entrepreneurship includes imagination, inventiveness and openness to the new. This spirit of creative response aligns with the capacity to exercise moral imagination and to see ethical problems in a new light. To be sure, our most fundamental ethical values -- values such as honesty, avoiding doing harm, keeping commitments -- are grounded in timeless traditions and are not likely to be soon abandoned. But it is in the application of these ethical values to emerging, unique situations, where moral imagination and the entrepreneurial spirit can make a decisive difference.
David Schmidt

Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take small steps.
Helmut Schmidt

Insight occurs when, and to the degree that, one knows oneself.
Andrew Schneider

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed, and third, it is accepted as self-evident.
Arthur Schopenhauer

The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Serious play is not an oxymoron; it is the essence of innovation.
Michael Schrage

Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller

Any fool can count the seeds in an apple. Only God can count all the apples in one seed.
Robert H. Schuller

Every achiever that I have ever met says, My life turned around when I began to believe in me.
Robert H. Schuller

The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.
Robert H. Schuller

Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
Robert H. Schuller

Every burden is a blessing.
Robert H. Schuller

High achievers spot rich opportunities swiftly, make big decisions quickly and move into action immediately. Follow these principles and you can make your dreams come true.
Robert H. Schuller

If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Robert H. Schuller

Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller

Nobody has a money problem – there are only idea problems.
Robert H. Schuller

What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
Robert H. Schuller

You will never win if you never begin.
Robert H. Schuller

I realize that idealism is out of sync with the cynicism of our age. Skepticism has come to be synonymous with sophistication, and glibness is mistaken for intelligence. In such an atmosphere, why bother aiming high? Far too many people don't. I just want to reassure people to have the courage to persevere, to keep following their hearts even when others scoff. Don't be beaten down by naysayers. Don't let the odds scare you from even trying.
Howard Schultz , CEO Starbucks Coffee

If you have a goal in life that takes a lot of energy, that requires a lot of work, that incurs a great deal of interest and that is a challenge to you, you will always look forward to waking up to see what the new day brings.
Susan Polis Schultz

Joy comes from using your potential.
Will Schultz

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.
Charles M. Schulz

Exercise is a dirty word. Every time I hear it I wash my mouth out with chocolate.
Charles M. Schulz

Happiness is a warm puppy.
Charles M. Schulz

Happiness is anyone and anything that's loved by you.
Charles M. Schulz

I love mankind, it's people I can't stand.
Charles M. Schulz

Just remember, when you're over the hill, you begin to pick up speed.
Charles M. Schulz

Life is like a ten-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use.
Charles M. Schulz

Life is like an ice-cream cone, you have to lick it one day at a time.
Charles M. Schulz

To dance is to live!
Charles M. Schulz

Nothing right can be accomplished in art without enthusiasm. To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts, such is the duty of the artist.
Robert Schumann

A man to carry on a successful business must have imagination. He must see things in a vision, a dream of the whole thing.
Charles M. Schwab

A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles M. Schwab

Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
Norman Schwarzkopf

You can't help someone get up a hill without getting closer to the top yourself.
Norman Schwarzkopf

A man does not have to be an angel in order to be a saint.
Albert Schweitzer

Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.
Albert Schweitzer

Happiness is the key to success.
Albert Schweitzer

Let me give you the definition of ethics: it is good to maintain life and to further life. It is bad to damage and destroy life. And this ethic, profound and universal, has the significance of a religion. It is religion.
Albert Schweitzer

Our inner happiness depends not on what we experience, but on the degree of our gratitude to God, whatever the experience.
Albert Schweitzer

Sometimes our light goes out but is brought into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
Albert Schweitzer

Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.
Albert Schweitzer

I can do no other than be reverent before everything that is called life. That is the beginning and the foundation of all ethics.
Albert Schweitzer

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know; the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.
Albert Schweitzer

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.
C. C. Scott

Is death the last step? No, it is the final awakening.
Sir Walter Scott

Nothing is more the child of art than a garden.
Sir Walter Scott

Life is sweet when you pay attention. When it doesn't seem sweet, put a sticker on your nose and do a funky dance.
Whitney Scott

Life does not accommodate you; it shatters you. Every seed destroys its container, or else there would be no fruition.
Florida Scott-Maxwell

People kept telling me art can't change the world; so I stopped calling what I did art.
Carl Scrase

It is through creating, not possessing, that life is revealed.
Vida D. Scudder

Try to find the path of least resistance and use it without harming others. Live with integrity and morality, not only with people but with all beings.
Steven Seagal

Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean.
David Searls

Live simply that others may simply live.
Elizabeth Seaton

Authenticity is the alignment of head, mouth, heart, and feet - thinking, saying, feeling, and doing the same thing - consistently. This builds trust, and followers love leaders they can trust.
Lance Secretan

Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't.
Pete Seeger

Creativity is an endlessly renewable resource, and we can tap into it at any time.
Tina Seelig

The great news is that our brains are built for creative problem solving, and it is easy to both uncover and enhance our natural inventiveness.
Tina Seelig

We are all inventors of our own futures. And creativity is the heart of invention.
Tina Seelig

Life is an opportunity to contribute love in your own way.
Bernie Siegel

There is no such thing as fun for the whole family.
Jerry Seinfeld

To me, if life boils down to one thing, it’s movement. To live is to keep moving.
Jerry Seinfeld

You can't hit a home run unless you step up to the plate. You can't catch a fish unless you put your line in the water. You can't reach your goals if you don't try.
Kathy Seligman

To grow as a writer, you grow as a person. There's no way to work on one without the other.
Heather Sellers

If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them as you think you should and half the amount of money.
Esther Selsdon

It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.
Hans Selye

Death is a punishment to some, to others a gift and to many a favour.
Seneca

He who has great power should use it lightly.
Seneca

If you would judge, understand.
Seneca

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Seneca

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
Seneca

Man's ideal state is realized when he has fulfilled the purpose for which he is born. And what is it that reason demands of him? Something very easy – that he live in accordance with his own nature.
Seneca

The way is long if one follows precepts, but short if one follows patterns.
Seneca

The willing, destiny guides them; the unwilling, destiny drags them.
Seneca

We are often more frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.
Seneca

What you think of yourself is much more important than what others think of you.
Seneca

One needs something to believe in, something for which one can have whole-hearted enthusiasm. One needs to feel that one's life has meaning, that one is needed in this world.
Hannah Senesh

All great things have small beginnings.
Peter Senge

People don't resist change. They resist being changed.
Peter Senge

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

Don't give up! I believe in you all. A person's a person, no matter how small.
Dr. Seuss

From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.
Dr. Seuss

I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!
Dr. Seuss

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope, which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.
Dr. Seuss

If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good.
Dr. Seuss

Just tell yourself, Duckie, you're really quite lucky.
Dr. Seuss

No matter what you do, somebody always imputes meaning into your books.
Dr. Seuss

The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more placed you’ll go.
Dr. Seuss

Think and wonder, wonder and think.
Dr. Seuss

Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.
Dr. Seuss

Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.
Dr. Seuss

Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.
Dr. Seuss

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
Dr. Seuss

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the only one who'll decide where you'll go.
Dr. Seuss

You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
Dr. Seuss

It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.
Anne Sexton

Loving can cost a lot but not loving always costs more, and those who fear to love often find want of love is an emptiness that robs the joy from life.
Merle Shain

One often learns more from ten days of agony than from ten years of contentment.
Merle Shain

Our strength is in our dreams, and those who do not dare to dream damn themselves.
Merle Shain

Expectation is the root of all heartache.
William Shakespeare

Grief makes one hour ten.
William Shakespeare

Love sees not with the eyes, but with the mind.
William Shakespeare

Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable.
William Shakespeare

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
William Shakespeare

Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good we oft might win. By fearing to attempt.
William Shakespeare

This above all; to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.
William Shakespeare

When sorrows come, they come not as single spies, but in battalions!
William Shakespeare

And he goes through life, his mouth open, and his mind closed.
William Shakespeare

Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.
William Shakespeare

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
William Shakespeare

Self-loving is not so vile a sin, my liege, as self-neglecting.
William Shakespeare

Things won are done; joy's soul lies in the doing.
William Shakespeare

This, too, shall pass.
William Shakespeare

To weep is to make less the depth of grief.
William Shakespeare

Enlightenment is the journey back from the head to the heart.
Ravi Shankar

Enlightenment is very possible for the ordinary individual. Actually, it is easier than for someone who thinks that they are special.
Ravi Shankar

Whether you are aware of them or not, whether you recognize them as spiritual or not, you probably have had the experiences of silence, or transcendence, or the Divine—a few seconds, a few minutes that seem out of time; a moment when the ordinary looks beautiful, glowing; a deep sense of being at peace, feeling happy for no reason. When these experiences come…believe in them. They reflect your true nature.
Ravi Shankar

Focus is more valuable than intelligence.
Robin Sharma

Purpose is the most powerful motivator in the world. The secret of passion truly is purpose.
Robin Sharma

We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future.
Robin Sharma

Sometimes in your life you will go on a journey. It will be the longest journey you have ever taken. It is the journey to find yourself.
Katherine Sharp

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.
George Bernard Shaw

If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples, then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.
George Bernard Shaw

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last you create what you will.
George Bernard Shaw

Indifference is the essence of inhumanity.
George Bernard Shaw

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw

No diet will remove all the fat from your body because the brain is entirely fat. Without a brain, you might look good, but all you could do is run for public office.
George Bernard Shaw

Our worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them.
George Bernard Shaw

Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything.
George Bernard Shaw

The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred.
George Bernard Shaw

There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.
George Bernard Shaw

This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one.
George Bernard Shaw

We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.
George Bernard Shaw

We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw

When I was a young man I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. I didn't want to be a failure, so I did ten times more work.
George Bernard Shaw

You are my inspiration and my folly. You are my light across the sea, my million nameless joys, and my day's wage. You are my divinity, my madness, my selfishness, my transfiguration and purification. You are my rapscallionly fellow vagabond, my tempter and star. I want you.
George Bernard Shaw

Disappointment often focuses on the failure of our own agenda rather than on God's long-term purposes for us, which may use stress and struggle as tools for strengthening our spiritual muscles.
Luci Shaw

Creativity is…seeing something that doesn't exist already. You need to find out how you can bring it into being and that way be a playmate with God.
Michele Shea

Although there are many trial marriages... there is no such thing as a trial child.
Gail Sheehy

Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties.
Gail Sheehy

Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.
Gail Sheehy

If every day is an awakening, you will never grow old. You will just keep growing.
Gail Sheehy

If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
Gail Sheely

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
Mary Shelly

Peace, peace! He is not dead, he doth not sleep – he hath awakened from the dream of life.
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Write yourself a permission slip to be surprised by someone’s potential. Who knows? One day that person could be you.
Sherri Shepherd

Every single one of us can do things that no one else can do - can love things that on one else can love. We are like violins. We can be used for doorstops, or we can make music. You know what to do.
Barbara Sher

Everyone has unique gifts and talents. What you love is what you're gifted at. To be completely happy, to live a completely fulfilled life, you have to do what you love.
Barbara Sher

Go out and make a difference in your community. You don't need endless time and perfect conditions. Do it now. Do it today. Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start beating.
Barbara Sher

Imaginary obstacles are insurmountable. Real ones aren't.
Barbara Sher

Now is the operative word. Everything you put in your way is just a method of putting off the hour when you could actually be doing your dream.
Barbara Sher

The cure for sorrow is to learn something.
Barbara Sher

The first step is to find out what you love – and don't be practical about it. The second step is to start doing what you love immediately, in any small way possible.
Barbara Sher

When you play it too safe, you're taking the biggest risk of your life. Time is the only wealth we're given.
Barbara Sher

You can learn new things at any time in your life if you're willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you.
Barbara Sher

You don't need endless time and perfect conditions. Do it now. Do it today. Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start beating.
Barbara Sher

You must go after your wish. As soon as you start to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning.
Barbara Sher

Enthusiasm, like the breath of God, transforms everything.
Gail Sher

We all seek soul. While soul is always present, it doesn’t appear in our lives automatically. Soul requires our attention and reflection. Offering our respectful regard to the soul is a way of loving it, caring for it, nurturing it.
Benjamin Shield and Richard Carlson

All obstacles now vanish from my pathway. Doors fly open, gates are lifted and I enter the kingdom of fulfillment, under grace.
Florence Scovel Shinn

All that is mine by Divine Right is now released and reaches me in great avalanches of abundance, under grace in miraculous ways.
Florence Scovel Shinn

Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.
Florence Scovel Shinn

Every person is a golden link in the chain of my good.
Florence Scovel Shinn

Giving opens the way for receiving.
Florence Scovel Shinn

I have a magical work in a magical way. I give magical service for magical pay.
Florence Scovel Shinn

If one asks for success and prepares for failure, he will get the situation he had prepared for.
Florence Scovel Shinn

Infinite Spirit, open the way for my great abundance. I am an irresistible magnet for all that belongs to me by Divine Right.
Florence Scovel Shinn

Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.
Florence Scovel Shinn

Man can only receive what he sees himself receiving.
Florence Scovel Shinn

My good now flows to me in a steady, unbroken, ever-increasing stream of success, happiness and abundance.
Florence Scovel Shinn

Never argue with a hunch.
Florence Scovel Shinn

Your word is your wand.
Florence Scovel Shinn

Everybody has a strength to share. If we can tap into that – if people can find ways to contribute whatever their particular unique talent or gift is, then, that really can change the world.
Bill Shore

If God came in and said, I want you to be happy for the rest of your life, what would you do?
Bernie Siegel

Cancer changes your life, often for the better. You learn what’s important, you learn to prioritize, and you learn not to waste your time. You tell people you love them.
Joe Siegel

What cancer does is, it forces you to focus, to prioritize, and you learn what's important. I mean, I don't sweat the small stuff. I used to get angry at cab drivers. It's not worth it.... And when somebody says you have cancer, you realize it's all small stuff.
Joel Siegel

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
Beverly Sills

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you’re doomed if you don’t try.
Beverly Sills

I will not play tug o’ war. I’d rather play hug o’war, where everyone hugs instead of tugs.
Shel Silverstein

Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibilities, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me …Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.
Shel Silverstein

If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.
Alan Simpson

Burning desire to be or do something gives us staying power - a reason to get up every morning or to pick ourselves up and start in again after a disappointment
Marsha Sinetar

Do what you love and the money will follow.
Marsha Sinetar

The significant business of your life is alive and well, awaiting discovery, within your very own soul. You and I were born to come into ourselves as complete and distinctive persons. Accepting this, we build a valuable life.
Marsha Sinetar

Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.
Isaac Bashevis Singer

The wastebasket is a writer's best friend.
Isaac Bashevis Singer

There is no truth. Only points of view.
Dame Edith Sitwell

We must trust our soul's noncallings as well as its callings. Destiny seems to have very specific ideas about what each of us should be doing on the planet, and our greatest personal fulfillment always lies in those directions and none other.
Dianne Skafte

I live by this credo: Have a little laugh and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations. Even in your darkest moment, you usually can find something to laugh about if you try hard enough.
Red Skelton

The joy comes when we recognize that whatever situation we may find ourselves in, it's only a role we are playing.
Jean Slatter

Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.
Lewis Smedes

When I feel the joy of receiving a gift my heart nudges me to join creation's ballet, the airy dance of giving and receiving, and getting and giving again.
Lewis Smedes

You have not lived a perfect day, even though you have earned your money, unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
Ruth Smeltzer

Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles.
Samuel Smiles

Tears are the safety valve of the heart when too much pressure is laid on it.
Albert Smith

Look at everything as if you were seeing it either for the first or last time.
Betty Smith

To be courageous means to be afraid but to go a little step forward anyway.
Beverly Smith

Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.
Dodie Smith

The best teachers are the best storytellers. We learn in the form of stories.
Frank Smith

Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.
Liz Smith

What things there are to write, if one could only write them! My mind is full of gleaming thought; gay moods and mysterious, moth-like meditations hover in my imagination, fanning their painted wings. But always the rarest, those streaked with azure and the deepest crimson, flutter away beyond my reach.
Logan Pearsall Smith

Cancer is not a death sentence, but rather it is a life sentence; it pushes one to live.
Marcia Smith

We should not permit tolerance to degenerate into indifference.
Margaret Chase Smith

A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort.
Sydney Smith

Hope is the belief, more or less strong, that joy will come.
Sydney Smith

Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and be loved, is the greatest happiness of existence.
Sydney Smith

We know nothing of tomorrow; our business is to be good and happy today.
Sydney Smith

Passion is in all great searches and is necessary to all creative endeavors.
W. Eugene Smith

There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.
Walter Wellesley "Red" Smith

The greatest dreams are always unrealistic.
Will Smith

A writer's duty is to register what it is like for him or her to be in the world.
Zadie Smith

No matter who you are, no matter where you live, and no matter how many people are chasing you, what you don’t read is often as important as what you do read.
Lemony Snicket

If women ruled the world and we all got massages, there would be no war.
Carrie Snow

The longer the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.
Ralph Sockman

An unexamined life is not worth living.
Socrates

Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.
Socrates

I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.
Socrates

One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing.
Socrates

The individual leads in order that those who are led can develop their potential as human beings and thereby prosper.
Socrates

Wisdom begins with wonder. Be as you wish to seem.
Socrates

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
Socrates

Genius is not so much about new ideas as it is about clarity of ideas. Two people can have the same idea yet it will be genius in the one and mediocrity in the other.
Kevin Solway

The meaning of earthly existence lies, not as we have grown used to thinking, in prospering, but in the development of the soul.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy and nothing can stop him.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Own only what you can carry with you; know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Talent is always conscious of its own abundance and does not object to sharing.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn

How can you expect a man who's warm to understand one who's cold.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Every day a little death.
Stephen Sondheim

The likelihood that your acts of resistance cannot stop the injustice does not exempt you from acting in what you sincerely and reflectively hold to be the best interests of your community.
Susan Sontag

Chance never helps those who don’t help themselves.
Sophocles

If we always helped one another, no one would need luck.
Sophocles

Writing is the hardest way of earning a living, with the possible exception of wrestling alligators.
William Saroyan

You make the world a better place by making yourself a better person.
Scott Sorrell

It is idleness that creates impossibilities; and where people don’t care to do anything, they shelter themselves under a permission that it cannot be done.
Robert South

The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.
John E. Southard

Dance as though no one is watching. Love as though you've never been hurt. Sing as though no one can hear you. Live as though heaven is on earth.
John Philip Souza

The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.
Nicholas Sparks

The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected.
Nicholas Sparks

We sit silently and watch the world around us. This has taken us a lifetime to learn…for silence is pure. Silence is holy. It draws people together…this is the great paradox.
Nicholas Sparks

To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
Gerry Spence

Every action alters the soul of the doer.
Oswald Spengler

I dream for a living.
Steven Spielberg

Love is nothing but joy accompanied with the idea of an eternal cause.
Baruch Spinoza

Peace is not the absence of war; it is a virtue; a state of mind; a disposition for benevolence; confidence; and justice.
Baruch Spinoza

The highest endeavor of the mind, and the highest virtue, is to understand things by intuition.
Baruch Spinoza

There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.
Baruch Spinoza

I would say that the surest measure of a man's or woman's maturity is the harmony, style, joy and dignity he creates in his marriage, and the pleasure and inspiration he provides for his spouse.
Benjamin Spock

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you know.
Benjamin Spock

The safest principle through life, instead of reforming others, is to set about perfecting yourself.
Thomas Sprat

A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.
Bruce Springsteen

It is not how much we have but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Maintaining a complicated life is a great way to avoid changing it.
Elaine St. James

Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling into at night. I miss you like hell.
Edna St. Vincent Millay

A writer is not so much someone who has something to say as he is someone who has found a process that will bring about new things he would not have thought of if he had not started to say them. That is, he does not draw on a reservoir; instead, he engages in an activity that brings to him a whole succession of unforeseen stories, poems, essays, plays, laws, philosophies, religions.
William Stafford

I embrace emerging experience, I participate in discovery. I am a butterfly. I am not a butterfly collector. I want the experience of the butterfly.
William Stafford

A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.
Joseph Stalin

If you're gonna be a failure, at least be one at something you enjoy.
Sylvester Stallone

Love the art in yourself, not yourself in the art.
Konstantin Stanislavsky

What constitutes success? She who has achieved success has lived well; laughed often and loved much; has gained the respect of little children; has filled her niche and accomplished her task; has left the world better than she found it; has always looked for the best in others and given the best she had.
Bessie Anderson Stanley

Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The heyday of a woman’s life is the shady side of fifty.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.
Pamela Vaull Starr

There will always be dreams grander or humbler than your own, but there will never be a dream exactly like your own...For you are unique and more wondrous than you know!
Linda Staten

Creativity is our highest and greatest response to all that is within us, and all that surrounds us, and, thus, it is our raison d'etre, individually and collectively.
Algene Steele

Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement…all success…all achievement in real life grows.
Ben Stein

You have to know what you want to get.
Gertrude Stein

A sad soul can kill you quicker than a germ.
John Steinbeck

I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
John Steinbeck

Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them and pretty soon you have a dozen.
John Steinbeck

If we could learn to like ourselves, even a little, maybe our cruelties and angers might melt away.
John Steinbeck

It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him.
John Steinbeck

The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.
John Steinbeck

When I face the desolate impossibility of writing 500 pages, a sick sense of failure falls on me, and I know I can never do it. Then gradually, I write one page and then another. One day’s work is all that I can permit myself to contemplate.
John Steinbeck

I want us to organize, to tell the personal stories that create empathy, which is the most revolutionary emotion.
Gloria Steinem

The art of life isn't controlling what happens, which is impossible; it's using what happens.
Gloria Steinem

Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself.
Gloria Steinem

The act of acting morally is behaving as if everything we do matters.
Gloria Steinem

The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off.
Gloria Steinem

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.
Gloria Steinem

Man is not free to refuse to do the thing which gives him more pleasure than any other conceivable action.
Stendhal

I always knew looking back on my tears would bring me laughter, but I never knew looking back on my laughter would make me cry.
Cat Stevens

My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
Adlai Stevenson

On this shrunken globe, men can no longer live as strangers.
Adlai Stevenson

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson

I have resolved from this day on, I will do all the business I can honestly, have all the fun I can reasonably, do all the good I can willingly, and save my digestion by thinking pleasantly.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Make up your mind to be happy. Learn to find pleasure in simple things.
Robert Louis Stevenson

The best things in life are the nearest: breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you.
Robert Louis Stevenson

The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean.
Robert Louis Stevenson

The essence of love is kindness.
Robert Louis Stevenson

The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions.
Robert Louis Stevenson

There is no duty we so underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.
Robert Louis Stevenson

To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.
Robert Louis Stevenson

God made death so we’d know when to stop.
Steven Stiles

Always remember your brilliance.
Alexandra Stoddard

I wake up every morning with a great desire to live joyfully.
Alexandra Stoddard

Slow down. Calm down. Don't worry. Don't hurry. Trust the process.
Alexandra Stoddard

The world is extremely interesting to a joyful soul.
Alexandra Stoddard

Contentment is a state of grace, a state of peace and happiness, appreciation and enjoyment for what is, right now. Desires, in contrast, can never be satisfied. Once we get what we crave, we soon find it less satisfying than we expected, so we strive for something else. The only escape from this perpetual wheel of want is to discover the contentment and perfection we already have.
Gillian Stokes

Every change starts in a small step.
Ron Stolero

Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.
Elizabeth Stone

There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
W. Clement Stone

Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W. Clement Stone

I think there is something more important than believing: Action! The world is full of dreamers. There aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.
W. Clement Stone

There is very little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
W. Clement Stone

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W. Clement Stone

When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
W. Clement Stone

Your most precious, valued possessions and your greatest powers are invisible and intangible. No one can take them. You, and you alone, can give them. You will receive abundance for your giving.
W. Clement Stone

You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins.
Jim Stovall

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, never give up then, for that is just the time when the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

Kindness is more than deeds. It is an attitude, an expression, a look, a touch. It is anything that lifts another person.
C. Neil Strait

Your knowledge has limits but your imagination does not.
Geraint Straker

Each moment is a place you've never been.
Mark Strand

In order to create there must be a dynamic force, and what force is more potent than love?
Igor Stravinsky

Integrate what you believe in every single area of your life. Take your heart to work and ask the most and best of everybody else, too.
Meryl Streep

We are the choices we make.
Meryl Streep

There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.
Walt Streightiff

Everybody's frightened a bit. But how many of us just go through the fear and do it anyway?
Barbra Streisand

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits and then complain that he's not the man she married?
Barbra Streisand

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon Suenes

Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity.
Joseph Sugarman

Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose-not the one you began with perhaps, but one you’ll be glad to remember.
Anne Sullivan

I am an artist at living – my work of art is my life.
D.T. Suzuki

In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's mind there are few.
Shunryu Suzuki

If you think about disaster, you will get it. Brood about death and you hasten your demise. Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience.
Swami Vivekananda

The more one is absorbed in so-called philosophy, the greater one's delusion and blindness.
Emanuel Swedenborg

You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
Paul Sweeney

Success is a journey, not a destination.
Ben Sweetland

The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car…a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and as a result they get little.
Ben Sweetland

Hope is medicine for a soul that's sick and tired.
Eric Swensson

Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what other people think or say or do. It is more than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company, a church, a home. The remarkable thing is, we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change the past. We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play the one string we have, and that is our attitude.
Chuck Swindoll

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.
Chuck Swindoll

I cannot imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun.
Chuck Swindoll

I know of no realm of life that can provide more companionship in a lonely world or greater feelings of security and purpose in chaotic times than the close ties of a family.
Chuck Swindoll

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
Chuck Swindoll

Love has been called the most effective motivational force in all the world. When love is at work in us, it is remarkable how giving and forgiving, understanding and tolerant we can be.
Chuck Swindoll

I can't give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.
Herbert Swope

We have a brain because we have a motor system that allows us to move away from danger and towards opportunity.
Robert Sylvester

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Publilius Syrus

Discovery consists in seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought.
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi



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Age considers; youth ventures.
Rabindranath Tagore


Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.
Rabindranath Tagore

Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark.
Rabindranath Tagore

God respects me when I work, but he loves me when I sing.
Rabindranath Tagore

I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door – or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
Rabindranath Tagore

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.
Rabindranath Tagore

Music is the purest form of art... therefore true poets, they who are seers, seek to express the universe in terms of music... The singer has everything within him. The notes come out from his very life. They are not materials gathered from outside.
Rabindranath Tagore

Not hammer-strokes, but dance of the water, sings the pebbles into perfection.
Rabindranath Tagore

The butterfly counts not months but moments and has time enough.
Rabindranath Tagore

The progress of our soul is like a perfect poem. It has an infinite idea which, once realized, makes all movements full of meaning and joy.
Rabindranath Tagore

You can't cross a sea by merely staring into the water.
Rabindranath Tagore

Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, Grow, grow.
The Talmud

If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.
Amy Tan

The creative person is willing to live with ambiguity. He doesn't need problems solved immediately and can afford to wait for the right ideas.
Abe Tannenbaum

Confront the difficult while it is still easy; accomplish the great task by a series of small acts.
Tao Te Ching

Play brings joy. And it's vital for problem solving, creativity and relationships.
Margarita Tartakovsky

Nothing is so simple that it cannot be misunderstood.
Freeman Teague Jr.

Oh who can tell the range of joy or set the bounds of beauty?
Sara Teasdale

When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light, for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food, and the joy of living.
Tecumseh

The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

An attitude of gratitude creates blessings.
Sir John Templeton

If we try hard to bring happiness to others, we cannot stop it from coming to us also. To get joy, we must give it, and to keep joy, we must scatter it.
John Templeton

The person who really wants to do something finds a way; the other finds an excuse.
Sir John Marks Templeton

I am part of all that I have met.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

The shell must break before the bird can fly.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Where there's life, there's hope.
Terence

Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.
Mother Teresa


Every act of love is a work of peace no matter how small.
Mother Teresa

Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
Mother Teresa

God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass—grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.
Mother Teresa

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters that makes many ripples.
Mother Teresa

I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.
Mother Teresa

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Mother Teresa

If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one.
Mother Teresa

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Mother Teresa

It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy.
Mother Teresa

Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love...She gives most who gives with joy.
Mother Teresa

Joy is very infectious; therefore, be always full of joy,
Mother Teresa

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Mother Teresa

Let nothing perturb you, nothing frighten you. All things pass. God does not change. Patience achieves everything.
Mother Teresa

Let us all meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
Mother Teresa

Life is a promise; fulfill it.
Mother Teresa

Life is an adventure, dare it.
Mother Teresa

Love is a fruit in season at all times and within the reach of every hand.
Mother Teresa

Peace and war begin at home. If we truly want peace in the world, let us begin by loving one another in our own families. If we want to spread joy, we need for every family to have joy.
Mother Teresa

Peace begins with a smile.
Mother Teresa

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
Mother Teresa

We are all pencils in the hand of a writing God, who is sending love letters to the world.
Mother Teresa

What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.
Mother Teresa

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.
Mother Teresa

A good laugh is sunshine in the house.
William Makepeace Thackeray

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
Twyla Tharp

Creativity is an act of defiance.
Twyla Tharp

Creativity is more about taking the facts, fictions, and feelings we store away and finding new ways to connect them.
Twyla Tharp

Everything is raw material. Everything is relevant. Everything is usable. Everything feeds into my creativity. But without proper preparation, I cannot see it, retain it, and use it.
Twyla Tharp

Reading, conversation, environment, culture, heroes, mentors, nature – all are lottery tickets for creativity. Scratch away at them and you'll find out how big a prize you've won.
Twyla Tharp

The thing about creativity is - people are going to laugh at it. Get over it.
Twyla Tharp

Without passion, all the skill in the world won't lift you above craft. Without skill, all the passion in the world will leave you eager but floundering. Combining the two is the essence of the creative life.
Twyla Tharp

Your creative endeavors can never be thoroughly mapped out ahead of time. You have to allow for the suddenly altered landscape, the change in plan, the accidental spark – and you have to see it as a stroke of luck rather than a disturbance of your perfect scheme. Habitually creative people are, in E.B. White's phrase, ‘prepared to be lucky.'
Twyla Tharp

It's never too late - in fiction or in life - to revise.
Nancy Thayer

Some people become lost in religion and, as a result, it becomes God to them.
Stevan Thayer

All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don't discover why. Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
Danny Thomas

Rather than being about excitement and lust, a soul mate relationship is characterized by such things as a shared life path, a sense of comfort and ease, and a genuine liking of each other.
Katherine Woodward Thomas

Spiritual partnership implies a goal of encouraging and supporting the unfolding of each other's soul's reasons for being here in the first place.
Katherine Woodward Thomas

I feel that the most important step in any major accomplishment is setting a specific goal. This enables you to keep your mind focused on your goal and off the many obstacles that will arise when you're striving to do your best.
Kurt Thomas

Ants are so much like human beings as to be an embarrassment. They farm fungi, raise aphids as livestock, launch armies into war, use chemical sprays to alarm and confuse enemies, capture slaves, engage in child labor, exchange information ceaselessly. They do everything but watch television.
Lewis Thomas

We are, perhaps, uniquely among the earth's creatures, the worrying animal. We worry away our lives, fearing the future, discontent with the present, unable to take in the idea of dying, unable to sit still.
Lewis Thomas

Creativity consists of coming up with many ideas, not just that one great idea.
Charles Thompson

Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.
Dorothy Thompson

Any problem, big or small, within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn't listening.
Emma Thompson

In order to reclaim America's ‘creativity' differentiator, we must be able to provide businesses with a workforce of imaginative employees who will pave the way to a new future. It is time to transform our educational system in America to embrace and nurture creativity as a core value.
Larry R. Thompson

The freedom of personal expression, ideas and imagination, working in collaboration with people from diverse backgrounds – is what’s needed to spawn creativity.
Larry R. Thompson

Traditional thinking is not working. I contend that creative and innovative thinking is one of the most – if not the most – critical success factors needed for employees and businesses to succeed in the 21st century.
Larry R. Thompson

When I see our country's stagnation and economic woes, I cannot help but think that we need a creative revolution that is embraced by business and endorsed by government and educators alike.
Larry R. Thompson

Science is the storytelling of our time.
William Irwin Thompson

Try a thing you haven't done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.
Virgil Thomson

All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
Henry David Thoreau


An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
Henry David Thoreau

Any fool can make a rule and any fool will mind it.
Henry David Thoreau

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
Henry David Thoreau

Be not merely good. Be good for something.
Henry David Thoreau

Dreams are the touchstones of our personality.
Henry David Thoreau

Friends...they cherish one another's hopes. They are kind to one another's dreams.
Henry David Thoreau

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined.
Henry David Thoreau

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor.
Henry David Thoreau

I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau

In a world of peace and love, music would be the universal language.
Henry David Thoreau

It is never too late to give up your prejudices.
Henry David Thoreau

It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?
Henry David Thoreau

It is the art of mankind to polish the world, and everyone who works is scrubbing some part.
Henry David Thoreau

It takes two to speak the truth - one to speak, and another to hear.
Henry David Thoreau

Love must be as much a light as it is a flame.
Henry David Thoreau

Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.
Henry David Thoreau

New ideas come into this world somewhat like falling meteors, with a flash and an explosion.
Henry David Thoreau

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
Henry David Thoreau

Nothing can be more useful to you than a determination not to be hurried.
Henry David Thoreau

Our life is frittered away by detail…simplify, simplify.
Henry David Thoreau

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau

Surely joy is the condition of life.
Henry David Thoreau

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
Henry David Thoreau

The world is but a canvas to the imagination.
Henry David Thoreau

Things do not change, we change.
Henry David Thoreau

Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be.
Henry David Thoreau

We are always paid for our suspicion by finding what we suspect.
Henry David Thoreau

We are constantly invited to be who we are.
Henry David Thoreau

What a man thinks of himself, it is that which determines, or rather indicates, his fate.
Henry David Thoreau

All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.
James Thurber

There are two kinds of light—the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures.
James Thurber

Fear makes us feel small and uncertain, uncomfortable and separate. Fearlessness expands and creates possibilities.
Helena Tiainen

Don't wait for inspiration. Take action! Action generates inspiration.
Frank Tibolt

Language…has created the word ‘loneliness’ to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word ‘solitude’ to express the glory of being alone.
Paul Tillich

Man is asked to make of himself what he is supposed to become to fulfill his destiny.
Paul Tillich

The first duty of love is to listen.
Paul Tillich

Entrepreneurship is the ability to create and build from a vision practically anything; fundamentally it is a human, creative act.
Jeffry Timmons

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Alvin Toffler

It's the job that's never started that takes longest to finish.
J. R. R. Tolkien

If you can get the inside right, the outside will fall into place.
Eckhart Tolle

Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose.
Eckhart Tolle

All the things that truly matter – beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace – arise from beyond the mind.
Eckhart Tolle

All true artists, whether they know it or not, create form a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.
Eckhart Tolle

If you are not in the state of either acceptance, enjoyment, or enthusiasm, look closely and you will find that you are creating suffering for yourself and others.
Eckhart Tolle

It is the stillness that will save and transform the world.
Eckhart Tolle

Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of consciousness.
Eckhart Tolle

Love, joy and peace cannot flourish until you have freed yourself from mind dominance.
Eckhart Tolle

Nonresistance, nonjudgment, and nonattachment are the three aspects of true freedom and enlightened living.
Eckhart Tolle

Pain is inevitable as long as you are identified with your mind.
Eckhart Tolle

Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, where as joy arises from within.
Eckhart Tolle

Power over others is weakness disguised as strength. True power is within and it is available to you now.
Eckhart Tolle

Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the now the primary focus of your life.
Eckhart Tolle

Sustained enthusiasm brings into existence a wave of creative energy, and all you have to do is ‘ride the wave'.
Eckhart Tolle

The word enlightenment conjures up the idea of some superhuman accomplishment, and the ego likes to keep it that way, but it is simply your natural state of felt oneness with Being.
Eckhart Tolle

Those who have not found their true wealth, which is the radiant joy of being and the deep, unshakable peace that comes with it, are beggars, even if they have great wealth.
Eckhart Tolle

Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
Eckhart Tolle

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Leo Tolstoy

As long as there are slaughterhouses there will be battlefields. A vegetarian diet is the acid test of humanitarianism.
Leo Tolstoy

Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Tolstoy

He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began.
Leo Tolstoy

It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.
Leo Tolstoy

Music is the shorthand of emotion.
Leo Tolstoy

Once we're thrown off our habitual paths, we think all is lost, but it's only here that the new and the good begins.
Leo Tolstoy

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.
Leo Tolstoy

Without knowing what I am and why I am here, life is impossible.
Leo Tolstoy

All happy families resemble on another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Leo Tolstoy

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Leo Tolstoy

If you want to be happy, be.
Leo Tolstoy

Joy can be real only if people look upon their lives as a service and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
Leo Tolstoy

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
Leo Tolstoy

There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.
Leo Tolstoy

True life is lived when tiny changes occur.
Leo Tolstoy

For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.
Lily Tomlin

If we can open your mind to laughter, we can slip in a little information.
Virginia Tooper

Creativity is a distinctive trait of human excellence in all domains of behavior.
E. Paul Torrance

One of the most powerful wellsprings of creative energy, outstanding accomplishment, and self-fulfillment seems to be falling in love with something - your dreams, your image of the future.
E. Paul Torrance

One's self-image and image of the future have a great deal to do with what that person is motivated to do and able to do, as well as the extent to which he is able to change his behavior.
E. Paul Torrance

All healing is first a healing of the heart.
Carl Townsend

Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things: first, an ideal, with takes the imagination by storm, and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying that ideal into practice.
Arnold Toynbee

Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor.
Arnold J. Toynbee

Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.
Brian Tracy

Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field.
Brian Tracy

Goals in writing are dreams with deadlines.
Brian Tracy

It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
Brian Tracy

I've found luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
Brian Tracy

Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.
Brian Tracy

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.
Brian Tracy

Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy.
Brian Tracy

You are a living magnet. What you attract into your life is in harmony with your dominant thoughts.
Brian Tracy

All successful people, men and women, are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
Brian Tracy

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
Brian Tracy

There is never enough time to do everything, but there is always enough time to do the most important thing.
Brian Tracy

Today the greatest single source of wealth is between your ears.
Brian Tracy

Your brain never stops developing and changing. It’s been doing it from the time you were an embryo, and will keep doing it all your life. And this ability, perhaps, represents its greatest strength.
James Trefil

Happiness is the sense that one matters.
Sarah Trimmer

Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man.
Leon Trotsky

Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.
Elton Trueblood

I have found the best way to give advice to children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
Harry S. Truman

Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
Harry S. Truman

Everything in life is luck.
Donald Trump

Without passion you don't have energy, without energy you have nothing.
Donald Trump

Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
Donald Trump

The bad news is you’re falling through the air, nothing to hang on to, no parachute. The good news is there’s no ground.
Chogyam Trungpa

Too often, people think that solving the world’s problems is based on conquering the earth, rather than touching the earth, touching ground.
Chogyam Trungpa

It is the mind that makes the body.
Sojourner Truth

Truth is powerful and it prevails.
Sojourner Truth

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
Harriet Tubman

All art requires courage.
Anne Tucker

Supposing you only saw the stars once a year. Think what you would think. The wonder of it!
Tasha Tudor

Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
Dale Turner

Whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it, because you’ll find that when you’re free…your true self comes out.
Tina Turner

Dream! Dream! And then go for it!
Desmond Tutu

Love is much more demanding than law.
Desmond Tutu

A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory.
Mark Twain


Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.
Mark Twain

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.
Mark Twain

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
Mark Twain

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Mark Twain

Denial is much more than an Egyptian river.
Mark Twain

Do something every day that you don't want to do; this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.
Mark Twain

Don't live in the past, don't ponder about the future, stay at the PRESENT moment NOW...always.
Mark Twain

Don't look at the world with your hands in your pockets. To write about it you have to reach out and touch it.
Mark Twain

Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
Mark Twain

Familiarity breeds contempt - and children.
Mark Twain

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
Mark Twain

God created war so that Americans would learn geography.
Mark Twain

Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.
Mark Twain

Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.
Mark Twain

I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want.
Mark Twain

I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.
Mark Twain

I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
Mark Twain

I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.
Mark Twain

If Christ were here now there is one thing he would not be – a Christian.
Mark Twain

If we were meant to talk more than listen, we would have two mouths and one ear.
Mark Twain

If you want love and abundance in your life, give it away.
Mark Twain

It is better to be silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.
Mark Twain

It is higher and nobler to be kind.
Mark Twain

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can be great.
Mark Twain

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Mark Twain

Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
Mark Twain

Let your joy be unconfined!
Mark Twain

Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that are forever blowing through one's mind.
Mark Twain

Love is an irreresisistible desire to be irresistibily desired.
Mark Twain

Man is the only animal that deals in that atrocity of atrocities, war. He is the only one that gathers his brethren about him and goes forth in cold blood and calm pulse to exterminate his kind. He is the only animal that for sordid wages will march out…and help to slaughter strangers of his own species who have done him no harm and with whom he has no quarrel…And in the intervals between campaigns he washes the blood off his hands and works for the universal brotherhood of man—with his mouth.
Mark Twain

Out of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most.
Mark Twain

Some people bring joy wherever they go, and some people bring joy whenever they go.
Mark Twain

Substitute damn every time you're inclined to write very; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.
Mark Twain

The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.
Mark Twain

The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter—’tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.
Mark Twain

The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.
Mark Twain

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret to getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks and then starting on the first one.
Mark Twain

The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation.
Mark Twain

The time to begin writing an article is when you have finished it to your satisfaction. By that time you begin to clearly and logically perceive what it is you really want to say.
Mark Twain

The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.
Mark Twain

There are some books that refuse to be written. They stand their ground year after year and will not be persuaded. It isn't because the book is not there and worth being written -- it is only because the right form of the story does not present itself. There is only one right form for a story and if you fail to find that form the story will not tell itself.
Mark Twain

There are three types of lies -- lies, damn lies, and statistics.
Mark Twain

There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy.
Mark Twain

To believe yourself to be brave is to be brave; it is the only essential thing.
Mark Twain

To get the true value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
Mark Twain

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.
Mark Twain

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Mark Twain

What a wee little part of a person's life are his acts and his words! His real life is led in his head, and is known to none but himself. All day long, the mill of his brain is grinding, and his thoughts, not those of other things, are his history. These are his life, and they are not written. Everyday would make a whole book of 80,000 words -- 365 books a year. Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of the man -- the biography of the man himself cannot be written.
Mark Twain

What work I have done I have done because it has been play. If it had been work I shouldn't have done it. Who was it who said, Blessed is the man who has found his work? Whoever it was he had the right idea in his mind. Mark you, he says his work—not somebody else's work. The work that is really a man's own work is play and not work at all. Cursed is the man who has found some other man's work and cannot lose it. When we talk about the great workers of the world we really mean the great players of the world. The fellows who groan and sweat under the weary load of toil that they bear never can hope to do anything great. How can they when their souls are in a ferment of revolt against the employment of their hands and brains? The product of slavery, intellectual or physical, can never be great.
Mark Twain

What, Sir, would the people of the earth be without women? They would be scarce, Sir, almighty scarce.
Mark Twain

Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?
Mark Twain

Write what you know.
Mark Twain

You cannot depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus.
Mark Twain

Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble.
Frank Tyger

Hearing is one of the body's five senses. But listening is an art.
Frank Tyger

Next time you're mad, try dancing out your anger.
Sweetpea Tyler

Know how to live within yourself: there is in your soul a whole world of mysterious and enchanted thoughts; they will be drowned by the noise without; daylight will drive them away; listen to their singing and be silent.
Fyodor Tyutchev



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The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf


What you create doesn't have to be perfect.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Be bold, free, and truthful.
Brenda Ueland

Imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
Brenda Ueland

Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of time, you are incomparable.
Brenda Ueland

Why should we all use our creative power….? Because there is nothing that makes people so generous, joyful, lively, bold and compassionate, so indifferent to fighting and the accumulation of objects and money.
Brenda Ueland

Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.
Ernestine Ulmer

The spiritual life is not a special career, involving abstraction from the world of things. It is a part of every man’s life; and until he has realized it, he is not a complete human being, has not entered into possession of all his powers.
Evelyn Underhill

The full and complete development of the world and the cause of peace requires the maximum participation of women as well as men in all fields.
United Nations , Declaration on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

There’s no thrill in easy sailing when the skies are clear and blue. There’s no joy in merely doing things which anyone can do. But there is some satisfaction that is mighty sweet to take, when you reach a destination that you thought you’d never make.
Unknown

We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.
Unknown

From joy springs all creation, by joy it is sustained, towards joy it proceeds, and unto joy it returns.
Upanishads

Where there is joy there is creation. Where there is no joy there is no creation: know the nature of joy.
Upanishads

Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better.
John Updike

Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.
John Updike

Perfectionism is the enemy of creation, as extreme self-solitude is the enemy of well-being.
John Updike

Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.
John Updike

We are most alive when we're in love.
John Updike

I want to write books that unlock the traffic jam in everybody's head.
John Updike

In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful.
Abram L. Urban

There is a positive you and there is a negative you. When you begin to realize which you is responsible for specific actions that you take, you can finally eliminate the negative and build upon the positive.
Michelle C. Ustaszeski

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
Peter Ustinov



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Love is being stupid together.
Paul Valery


The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.
Paul Valery

We can laugh from either joy or happiness, but we weep only from grief or joy…Without the pain of farewell, there is no joy in reunion…without the pain of captivity, we don't experience the joy of freedom.
George Vallant

Cancer can take away all of my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart, and it cannot touch my soul.
Jim Valvano

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
Jim Valvano

I feel like tiny bird with a big song!
Jerry Van Amerongen

If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we'd all be millionaires.
Abigail Van Buren

As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living, new dimensions of the soul will not emerge.
Henry Van Dyke

Self is the only prison that can ever bind the soul.
Henry Van Dyke

Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
Vincent van Gogh

How can I be useful, of what service can I be? There is something inside me, what can it be?
Vincent van Gogh

I would rather die of passion than of boredom.
Vincent van Gogh

If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent van Gogh

It is the language of nature to which one has to listen.
Vincent van Gogh

Let's not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it.
Vincent van Gogh

One must work and dare if one really wants to live.
Vincent van Gogh

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Vincent van Gogh

Your profession is not what brings home your paycheck. Your profession is what you were put on earth to do with such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling.
Vincent van Gogh

Innovation is the creation of the new or the re-arranging of the old in a new way.
Michael Vance

I gave myself permission to feel and experience all of my emotions. In order to do that, I had to stop being afraid to feel. In order to do that, I taught myself to believe that no matter what I felt or what happened when I felt it, I would be okay.
Iyania Vanzant

A great way for you to lose weight is to eat naked in front of a mirror. Restaurants will almost always throw you out before you can eat too much.
Frank Varano

What am I doing? I am letting life rain upon me.
Rahel Varnhagen

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
Bill Vaughn

Action makes more fortune than caution.
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues

When we commit ourselves to writing for some part of each day we are happier, more enlightened, alive, lighthearted and generous to everyone else. Even our health improves.
Brenda Veland

Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas.
Donatella Versace

The greatest wealth is health.
Virgil

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
David Viscott

The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is giving your gift away.
David Viscott

You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be.
David Viscott

What we do flows from who we are.
Paul Vitale

Your journey never ends. Life has a way of changing things in incredible ways.
Alexander Volkov

Appreciation is a wonderful thing; it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
Voltaire


Common sense is not so common.
Voltaire

Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do.
Voltaire

Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
Voltaire

God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
Voltaire

I cannot imagine how the clockwork of the universe can exist without a clockmaker.
Voltaire

I have decided to be happy because it's good for one's health.
Voltaire

I loved him as we always love for the first time; with idolatry and wild passion.
Voltaire

Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
Voltaire

Let us read and let us dance – two amusements that will never do any harm to the world.
Voltaire

Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
Voltaire

Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.
Voltaire

No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.
Voltaire

Originality is nothing but judicious imitation.
Voltaire

Paradise is where I am.
Voltaire

Perfect is the enemy of the good.
Voltaire

Tears are the silent language of grief.
Voltaire

The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude.
Voltaire

The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.
Voltaire

The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood.
Voltaire

Think for yourself and let others enjoy the privilege of doing so too.
Voltaire

True greatness consists in the use of a powerful understanding to enlighten oneself and others.
Voltaire

We must cultivate our garden.
Voltaire

Don't rush into any kind of relationship. Work on yourself. Feel yourself, experience yourself and love yourself. Do this first and you will soon attract that special loving other.
Russ Von Hoelscher

I am more and more convinced that our happiness or unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life, than on the nature of those events themselves.
Alexander Von Humboldt

Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, and don’t put up with people that are reckless with yours.
Kurt Vonnegut

Don't be reckless with other people's hearts, and don't put up with people that are reckless with yours.
Kurt Vonnegut

Go into the arts. I'm not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.
Kurt Vonnegut

Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.
Kurt Vonnegut

Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God.
Kurt Vonnegut

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
Kurt Vonnegut

We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.
Kurt Vonnegut

What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.
Kurt Vonnegut

At first, I only laughed at myself. Then I noticed that life itself is amusing. I've been in a generally good mood ever since.
Marilyn vos Savant

Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses.
Marilyn vos Savant

To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Marilyn vos Savant

All that is the work of the human hand, the whole world of culture, is distinguished from the natural world because it is a project of human imagination and creativity based on imagination.
L. S. Vygotsky



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A sobering thought: what if, at this very moment, I am living up to my full potential.
Jane Wagner


A lot of people say they want to get out of pain, and I'm sure that's true, but they aren't willing to make healing a high priority. They aren't willing to look inside to see the source of their pain in order to deal with it.
Lindsay Wagner

Joy is not in things; it is in us.
Richard Wagner

A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.
Denis Waitley

A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
Denis Waitley

Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
Denis Waitley

Don't be a time manager, be a priority manager. Cut your major goals into bite-sized pieces. Each small priority or requirement on the way to ultimate goal become a mini goal in itself.
Denis Waitley

Everything is something you decide to do, and there is nothing you have to do.
Denis Waitley

Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. One of the best ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus it. That is what goals can do for us; concentrate our energy.
Denis Waitley

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed.
Denis Waitley

Happiness is a spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
Denis Waitley

It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.
Denis Waitley

Life is like a field of newly fallen snow. Where I choose to walk, every step will show.
Denis Waitley

Our limitations and successes will be based, most often, on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
Denis Waitley

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
Denis Waitley

There are no mistakes or failures, only lessons.
Denis Waitley

You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus innovation equals realization.
Denis Waitley

It's important the people should know what you stand for. It's equally important that they know what you won't stand for.
Mary H. Waldrip

Heaven. Now there's a thought. Nothing has ever been able, ultimately, to convince me we live anywhere else. And that heaven, more a verb than a noun, more a condition than a place, is all about leading with the heart in whatever broken or ragged state it's in, stumbling forward in faith until, from time to time, we miraculously find our way. Our way to forgiveness, our way to letting go, our way to understanding, compassion and peace. It is laughter, I think, that bubbles up at last and says, Ho, I think we are there. And that "there" is always here.
Alice Walker

Helped are those who create anything at all, for they shall relive the thrill of their own conception and realize a partnership in the creation of the Universe that keeps them responsible and cheerful.
Alice Walker

In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.
Alice Walker

In search of my mother's garden, I found my own.
Alice Walker

No person is your friend who demands silence, or denies your right to grow.
Alice Walker

The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.
Alice Walker

The more I wonder, the more I love.
Alice Walker

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.
Alice Walker

The most important question in the world is, 'Why is the child crying?'
Alice Walker

Whenever I have knocked, a door has opened. Whenever I have wandered, a path has appeared. I have been helped, supported, encouraged and nurtured by people of all races, creeds, colors and dreams.
Alice Walker

I had to make my own living and my own opportunity! But I made it! Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them!
Madam C.J. Walker

The only true failure lies in failure to start.
Harold Blake Walker

Life is like a game of chess…there are many moves possible, but each move determines your next move…where you wind up is the sum total of all your past moves…but first you have to make some kind of move.
Mort Walker

You are the colors you choose.
Vicky Wall

The most wonderful of all things in life, I believe, is the discovery of another human being with whom one's relationship has a glowing depth, beauty, and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing, it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of Divine accident.
Sir Hugh Walpole

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
Neale Donald Walsch

A five-word sentence that could change the world tomorrow is: What would love do now?
Neale Donald Walsch

FEAR is an acronym in the English language for ‘False Evidence Appearing Real’.
Neale Donald Walsch

Give yourself abundant pleasure, and you will have abundant pleasure to give to others.
Neale Donald Walsch

If I do not go within, I go without.
Neale Donald Walsch

The deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation. You are not discovering yourself, but creating yourself anew. Seek therefore, not to find out Who You Are, but seek to determine Who You Want To Be.
Neale Donald Walsch

The highest thought is always a thought which contains joy.
Neale Donald Walsch

The laws are very simple: thought is creative; fear attracts like energy; love is all there is.
Neale Donald Walsch

Thought is pure energy. Every thought you have, have ever had, and ever will have is creative. The energy of your thought never dies. Ever. It leaves your being and heads out into the universe, extending forever. A thought is forever.
Neale Donald Walsch

Every minute your mouth is turned down you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
Tom Walsh

Anyone can cut an apple open and count the number of seeds. But, who can look at a single seed and count the trees and apples?
Dottie Walters

Capital isn’t scarce; vision is.
Sam Walton

Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free-and worth a fortune.
Sam Walton

To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee.
William H. Walton

If you are going to doubt something, doubt your limits.
Don Ward

Life is not a problem to solve, it's a gift to cherish.
Don Ward

A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition.
William Arthur Ward

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.
William Arthur Ward

Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give.
William Arthur Ward

Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk.
William Arthur Ward

Failure is delay, but not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead-end street.
William Arthur Ward

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
William Arthur Ward

Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I may not forget you.
William Arthur Ward

God gave you 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say thank you?
William Arthur Ward

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward

The pessimist borrows trouble; the optimists lend encouragement.
William Arthur Ward

All glory comes from daring to begin.
Eugene F. Ware

Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.
Andy Warhol

They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
Andy Warhol

We serve God by serving others.
Rick Warren

Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him and to let him know that you trust him.
Booker T. Washington

I think I began learning long ago that those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.
Booker T. Washington

I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.
Booker T. Washington

The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our disposition, and not our circumstances. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go.
Martha Washington

As I ramble through life, whatever be my goal, I will unfortunately always keep my eye upon the doughnut and not upon the whole.
Wendy Wasserstein

Don't live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.
Wendy Wasserstein

Creativity lifts you out of difficulties, over the edge of fear, and on to the wild ride of new possibilities.
Carole Watanable

How you perceive creates what you believe to be true. You see what you are looking for.
Story Waters

The brain is the last and grandest biological frontier; the most complex thing we have yet discovered in our universe. It contains hundreds of billions of cells interlinked through trillions of connections. The brain boggles the mind.
James D. Watson

If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.
Thomas J. Watson

In order to be a success in business, there is one thing you must do. You cannot be successful without it. That is WORK. I have not told you anything new. Everyone knows that you cannot be successful in anything without work. Why does not everyone work? Because some lack the one thing that makes men want to work - ENTHUSIASM. That is something no one can give you. You must acquire it yourself, and the only way that you can become enthusiastic about anything is to have a thorough KNOWLEDGE of it. You have never seen an enthusiastic man who was lazy.
Thomas J. Watson

The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson

The very best thing you can do for the whole world is to make the most of yourself.
Wallace Wattles

Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment.
Alan Watts

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
Alan Watts

How come every other organ in your body can get sick and you get sympathy, except your brain?
Ruby Wax

A flower that is not the prettiest in the garden may yet have the loveliest fragrance.
David L. Weatherford

The capacity to give one's attention to a sufferer is a very rare and difficult thing; it is almost a miracle; it is a miracle. Nearly all those who think they have the capacity do not possess it.
Simone Weil

Creativity is a rare part of living. It's fundamental. None of us can squelch our creativity without feeling less than whole, incomplete and depressed.
Lynn Weiss

Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be part of.
Geri Weitzman

Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional, and mental states.
Carol Welch

Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
Jack Welch

Success comes in cans, not in cannots.
Joel H. Weldon

My mind is a garden. My thoughts are the seeds. My harvest will be either flower or weeds.
Mel Weldon

Civilization is a race between education and catastrophe.
H. G. Wells

In the past century, there were more changes than in the previous thousand years. The new century will see changes that will dwarf those of the last.
H. G. Wells

Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
H. G. Wells

There’ll be two dates on your tombstone and all your friends will read ‘em. But all that’s gonna matter is the little dash between ‘em.
Kevin Welsh

The light of unconditional love awakens the dormant seed potentials of the soul.
John Welwood

To avoid sickness eat less; to prolong life worry less.
Chu Hui Weng

Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.
John Wesley

Health is a large word. It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well…and not today's pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and outlook of a man.
James H. West

Talent is helpful in writing, but guts are absolutely necessary.
Jessamyn West

Marriage is a fine institution, but I’m not ready for an institution.
Mae West

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you'll never enjoy the sunshine.
Morris West

It is the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion.
Rebecca West

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Edith Wharton

They seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if they had surprised a butterfly in the winter woods.
Edith Wharton

The things we fear most in organizations – fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances – are the primary sources of creativity.
Margaret J. Wheatley

We can't be creative if we refuse to be confused.
Margaret J. Wheatley

Innovation is fostered by information gathered from new connections; from insights gained by journeys into other disciplines or places; from active, collegial networks and fluid, open boundaries. Innovation arises from ongoing circles of exchange, where information is not just accumulated or stored, but created. Knowledge is generated anew from connections that weren't there before.
Margaret J. Wheatley

Listening is such a simple act. It requires us to be present, and that takes practice, but we don't have to do anything else. We don't have to advise, or coach, or sound wise. We just have to be willing to sit there and listen.
Margaret J. Wheatley

Passion, it lies in all of us, sleeping... waiting... and though unwanted... unbidden... it will stir... open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us... guides us... passion rules us all, and we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love... the clarity of hatred... and the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion maybe we'd know some kind of peace... but we would be hollow... Empty rooms shuttered and dank. Without passion we'd be truly dead.
Joss Whedon

A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy man but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.
Dudley White

Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.
E. B. White

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. It's hard to plan the day.
E. B. White

We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting laundry.
E. B. White

Writing is both mask and unveiling.
E. B. White

The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them.
Alfred North Whitehead

Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
Harold Thurman Whitman

A morning glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
Walt Whitman

All the things of the universe are perfect miracles, each as profound as any.
Walt Whitman

Be curious, not judgmental.
Walt Whitman

I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.
Walt Whitman

Re-examine all that you have been told. Dismiss that which insults your soul.
Walt Whitman

The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Walt Whitman

Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.
Walt Whitman

When I give I give myself.
Walt Whitman

We no longer vibrate to fear when we're attuned to love.
Frank Whitney

What people think of me is none of my business.
Terry Cole Whittaker

Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.
Charlotte Whitton

Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting a bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian.
Dennis Wholey

We are the only species on earth capable of preventing our own flowering.
David Whyte

It is essential to our well-being, and to our lives, that we play and enjoy life.
Marcia Wieder

You can change your beliefs so they empower your dreams and desires. Create a strong belief in yourself and what you want.
Marcia Wieder

For me, every hour is grace.
Elie Wiesel

For one who is indifferent, life itself is a prison. Any sense of community is external or, even worse, nonexistent. Thus, indifference means solitude. Those who are indifferent do not see others. They feel nothing for others and are unconcerned with what might happen to them. They are surrounded by a great emptiness. Filled by it, in fact. They are devoid of all hope as well as imagination. In other words, devoid of any future.
Elie Wiesel

Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.
Elie Wiesel

The opposite of love is not hate, its indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, its indifference.
Elie Wiesel

There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win.
Elie Wiesel

When you die and go to heaven, our maker is not going to ask, Why didn’t you discover the cure for such and such? The only question we will be asked in that precious moment is, Why didn’t you become you?
Elie Wiesel

Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.
Colleen Wilcox

Talk happiness. The world is sad enough without your woe. No path is wholly rough.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

A new year’s resolution goes in one year and out another.
Oscar Wilde


Anyone who lives within their means suffers from lack of imagination.
Oscar Wilde

Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
Oscar Wilde

I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.
Oscar Wilde

It is in the brain that the poppy is red, that the apple is odorous, that the skylark sings.
Oscar Wilde

It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.
Oscar Wilde

Life has been your art. You have set yourself to music. Your days are your sonnets.
Oscar Wilde

Live the wonderful life that is in you.
Oscar Wilde

Never love anybody who treats you like you are ordinary.
Oscar Wilde

The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life.
Oscar Wilde

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
Oscar Wilde

Who, being loved, is poor?
Oscar Wilde

Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.
Oscar Wilde

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Oscar Wilde

Experience is one thing you can’t get for nothing.
Oscar Wilde

Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Oscar Wilde

Put your talent into your work, but your genius into your life.
Oscar Wilde

To look at a thing is very different from seeing it.
Oscar Wilde

What seems to us bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.
Oscar Wilde

Where there is sorrow, there is holy ground.
Oscar Wilde

Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's.
Billy Wilder

We are most alive when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
Thornton Wilder

Money is like manure; it's not worth a thing unless it's spread around encouraging young things to grow.
Thornton Wilder

The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.
Thornton Wilder

Suffering and joy teach us, if we allow them, how to make the leap of empathy, which transports us into the soul and heart of another person.
Fritz William

A kind soul is in constant bloom.
A. S. Williams

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
Ben Williams

The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.
Don Williams, Jr.

Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves?
Robin Williams

The greatest crime is not developing your potential. When you do what you do best, you are helping not only yourself, but the world.
Roger Williams

I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Tennessee Williams

Life is always NOW.
Tennessee Williams

Luck is believing you're lucky.
Tennessee Williams

Make voyages. Attempt them. There is nothing else.
Tennessee Williams

A tulip doesn't strive to impress anyone. It doesn't struggle to be different than a rose. It doesn't have to. It is different. And there's room in the garden for every flower. You didn't have to struggle to make your face different than anyone else's on earth. It just is. You are unique because you were created that way. Look at little children in kindergarten. They're all different without trying to be. As long as they're unselfconsciously being themselves, they can't help but shine. It's only later, when children are taught to compete, to strive to be better than others, that their natural light becomes distorted.
Marianne Williamson


Bless more; blame less.
Marianne Williamson

Do what you love. Do what makes your heart sing. And never do it for the money. Don't go to work to make money; go to work to spread joy.
Marianne Williamson

Everything we do is either an act of love or a cry for help.
Marianne Williamson

Growth is a detox process, as our weakest, darkest places are sucked up to the surface in order to be released…often, it is not a change in partners but rather a change in perception that delivers us to the love we seek.
Marianne Williamson

Imagine everything you're experiencing now being a hundred times more wonderful. Bad turns good; good turns great. THAT IS WHAT IS POSSIBLE.
Marianne Williamson

In every community there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart there is the power to do it.
Marianne Williamson

Joy is our goal, our destiny. We cannot know who we are except in joy. Not knowing joy, we do not know ourselves.
Marianne Williamson

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. Joy is not necessarily what happens when things unfold according to our plans.
Marianne Williamson

Like a great athlete, we must have a very clear vision of what we want to accomplish before we make a move. Vision, in preparation for an action, is as important as the action itself.
Marianne Williamson

Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.
Marianne Williamson

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. The real miracle is the love that inspires them. In this sense every thing that comes from love is a miracle.
Marianne Williamson

Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
Marianne Williamson

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we're liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Marianne Williamson

Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one.
Marianne Williamson

Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one.
Marianne Williamson

Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and abilities were used in a way that served others.
Marianne Williamson

The goal of spiritual practice is full recovery, and the only thing you need to recover from is a fractured sense of self.
Marianne Williamson

The highest prize we can receive for creative work is the joy of being creative. Creative effort spent for any other reason than the joy of being in that light filled space, love, god, whatever we want to call it, is lacking in integrity.
Marianne Williamson

The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.
Marianne Williamson

The purpose of our lives is to give birth to the best which is within us.
Marianne Williamson

The spiritual path – is simply the journey of living our lives. Everyone is on a spiritual path; most people just don't know it.
Marianne Williamson

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past, but by the love we're not extending in the present.
Marianne Williamson

We do not heal the past by dwelling there; we heal the past by living fully in the present.
Marianne Williamson

We were born with a natural tendency to focus on love. Our imaginations were creative and flourishing, and we knew how to use them. We were connected to a richer world, a world full of enchantment and a sense of the miraculous. What happened?
Marianne Williamson

When love isn't in our lives, it's on the way. If you know that a special guest is coming at five o'clock, do you spend the day messing up the home? Of course not. You prepare. And that is what we should do for love.
Marianne Williamson

When we are centered in joy, we attain our wisdom.
Marianne Williamson

You will fear the darkness only to the extent that you yourself are not providing light.
Marianne Williamson

Blessed are the joymakers.
Nathaniel Parker Willis

Education is the mother of leadership.
Wendell Willkie

Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death.
Harold Wilson

Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
Woodrow Wilson

At every crisis in one's life, it is absolute salvation to have some sympathetic friend to whom you can think aloud without restraint or misgiving.
Woodrow Wilson

Nothing but what you volunteer has the essence of life, the springs of pleasure in it. These are the things you do because you want to do them, the things your spirit has chosen for its satisfaction. The more you are stimulated to such action the more clearly does it appear to you that you are a sovereign spirit, put into the world, not to wear a harness, but to work eagerly without it.
Woodrow Wilson

We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days til they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.
Woodrow Wilson

You are not here merely to make a living, you are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself when you forget that errand.
Woodrow Wilson

You cannot be friends upon any other terms than upon the terms of equality.
Woodrow Wilson

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
Walter Winchell

A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.
Oprah Winfrey


Devote today to something so daring even you can't believe you're doing it.
Oprah Winfrey

Don't settle for a relationship that won't let you be yourself.
Oprah Winfrey

Doubt means don’t. Don’t move. Don’t answer. Don’t rush forward.
Oprah Winfrey

Every birthday, you decide whether to mark it the end of your greatest days or the beginning of your finest hour.
Oprah Winfrey

Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Oprah Winfrey

Every day, passion speaks to us through our feelings. That's why when you allow yourself to become anesthetized by what others think, you literally block yourself from living the life you were called to live. I promise you that if you make a choice that doesn't please your mate, your friends, your mother, or whoever, the world will not fall apart. The people who truly love you want you to love yourself.
Oprah Winfrey

Failure is a signpost to turn you in another direction.
Oprah Winfrey

Failure is just a way for our lives to show us that we’re moving in the wrong direction, that we should try something different. It holds no more power than we give it.
Oprah Winfrey

Find a way to get paid for doing what you love. Then every paycheck will be a bonus.
Oprah Winfrey

Follow your instincts. That is where true wisdom manifests itself.
Oprah Winfrey

Have the courage to follow your passion – and if you don't know what it is, realize that one reason for your existence on earth is to find it.
Oprah Winfrey

I always knew I was destined for greatness.
Oprah Winfrey

I don't think you ever stop giving. I really don't. I think it's an on-going process. And it's not just about being able to write a check. It's being able to touch somebody's life.
Oprah Winfrey

I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.
Oprah Winfrey

I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I've become. If I had, I'd have done it a lot earlier.
Oprah Winfrey

I live in the space of thankfulness – and I have been rewarded a million times over for it. I started out giving thanks for small things, and the more thankful I became, the more my bounty increased. That's because what you focus on expands, and when you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it. Opportunities, relationships, even money flowed my way when I learned to be grateful no matter what happened in my life.
Oprah Winfrey

I think education is power. I think that being able to communicate with people is power. One of my main goals on the planet is to encourage people to empower themselves.
Oprah Winfrey

I trust in the ebb and flow of the universe. I trust that life's bigger than what I can see. I trust that there is a divine order beyond my control. And I trust that no matter what happens, I will be all right.
Oprah Winfrey

If you focus on what you have, you will end up having more. If you focus on what you lack, you'll never have enough.
Oprah Winfrey

If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough.
Oprah Winfrey

Ignoring your passion is like dying a slow death…Passion whispers to you through your feelings, beckoning you toward your highest good. Pay attention to what makes you feel energized, connected, stimulated- what gives you your juice. Do what you love, give it back in the form of service, and you will do more than succeed. You will triumph.
Oprah Winfrey

It is confidence in our bodies, minds and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures, new directions to grow in, and new lessons to learn – which is what life is all about.
Oprah Winfrey

I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.
Oprah Winfrey

Joy is a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace – a connection to what matters.
Oprah Winfrey

Leadership is about empathy. It is about having the ability to relate to and connect with people for the purpose of inspiring and empowering their lives.
Oprah Winfrey

Let passion drive your profession.
Oprah Winfrey

Love yourself and then learn to extend that love to others in every encounter.
Oprah Winfrey

Our beliefs can move us forward in life – or they can hold us back.
Oprah Winfrey

Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing…on what excites you!
Oprah Winfrey

Real success means creating a life of meaning through service that fulfills your reason for being here.
Oprah Winfrey

Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.
Oprah Winfrey

The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work.
Oprah Winfrey

The happiness you feel is in direct proportion to the love you give.
Oprah Winfrey

The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance - and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.
Oprah Winfrey

The real point of being alive is to evolve into the whole person you were intended to be.
Oprah Winfrey

There is a vision for my life that is greater than my imagination can hold.
Oprah Winfrey

Think about any attachments that are depleting your emotional reserves. Consider letting them go.
Oprah Winfrey

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.
Oprah Winfrey

Trust your instincts. Intuition doesn't lie.
Oprah Winfrey

Turn your wounds into wisdom.
Oprah Winfrey

Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility.
Oprah Winfrey

What I know for sure is that you feel real joy in direct proportion to how connected you are to living your truth.
Oprah Winfrey

What I know for sure is that your life is a multipart series of all your experiences- and each experience is created by your thoughts, intentions, and actions to teach you what you need to know. Your life is a journey of learning to love yourself first and then extending that love to others in every encounter.
Oprah Winfrey

When people say they are looking for happiness, I ask, What are you giving to the world?
Oprah Winfrey

When you don’t know what to do, get still. The answer will come.
Oprah Winfrey

When you make loving others the story of your life, there's never a final chapter, because the legacy continues. You lend your light to one person, and he or she shines it on another and another and another.
Oprah Winfrey

Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.
Oprah Winfrey

Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?
Oprah Winfrey

Worrying is wasted time. Use the same energy for doing something about whatever worries you.
Oprah Winfrey

You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.
Oprah Winfrey

You become what you believe – not what you wish or want but what you truly believe. Wherever you are in life, look at your beliefs. They put you there.
Oprah Winfrey

You must define your own life. Don't let other people write your script.
Oprah Winfrey

1. The path is not straight, 2. Mistakes need not be fatal. 3. People are more important than achievements or possessions. 4. Be gentle with your parents. 5. Never stop doing what you care most about. 6. Learn to use a semicolon. 7. You will find love.
Marion Winik - Rules for the Unruly: Living an Unconventional Life

I wouldn't dream of working on something that didn't make my gut rumble and my heart want to explode.
Kate Winslet

Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence.
Jeanette Winterson

What you risk reveals what you value.
Jeanette Winterson

A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove…but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.
Forest E. Witcraft

Children spell love... T-I-M-E.
Anthony P. Witham

Every heart has a hidden treasure. A secret wish. A silent dream. A special goal to long for.
Jill Wolf

Love, genuine love, makes people good.
Victoria Wolff

You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
Stevie Wonder

Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
John Wooden

When you improve a little each day, eventually big things occur. When you improve conditioning a little each day, eventually you have a big improvement in conditioning. Not tomorrow, not the next day, but eventually a big gain is made. Don't look for the big, quick improvement. Seek the small improvement one day at a time. That's the only way it happens – and when it happens, it lasts.
John Wooden

Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that's a real treat.
Joanne Woodward

As a woman, I have no country. As a woman my country is the world.
Virginia Woolf

Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends can only read the title.
Virginia Woolf

For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.
Virginia Woolf

In solitude we give passionate attention to our lives, to our memories, to the details around us.
Virginia Woolf

It is worth mentioning, for future reference, that the creative power which bubbles so pleasantly in beginning a new book quiets down after a time, and one goes on more steadily. Doubts creep in. Then one becomes resigned. Determination not to give in, and the sense of an impending shape keep one at it more than anything.
Virginia Woolf

No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.
Virginia Woolf

Writing is like sex. First you do it for love, then you do it for your friends, and then you do it for money.
Virginia Woolf

You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
Virginia Woolf

There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day.
Alexander Woollcott

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.
William Wordsworth

The rainbow comes and goes, and lovely is the rose.
William Wordsworth

Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower; We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind; In the primal sympathy which having been must ever be; In the soothing thoughts that spring out of human suffering; In the faith that looks through death, in years that bring the philosophic mind.
William Wordsworth

True knowledge leads to love.
William Wordsworth

All that we behold is full of blessings.
William Wordsworth

Come forth into the light of things. Let nature be your teacher.
William Wordsworth

Faith is a passionate intuition.
William Wordsworth

The little unremembered acts of kindness and love are the best parts of a person's life.
William Wordsworth

We live by admiration, hope and love.
William Wordsworth

With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.
William Wordsworth

The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
Frank Lloyd Wright

An idea is salvation by imagination.
Frank Lloyd Wright

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
Frank Lloyd Wright

If toast always lands butter-side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happens if you strap toast on the back of a cat and drop it?
Steven Wright

I don't think that there is anything that is really magical unless it has a terrifying quality.
Andrew Wyeth



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Early in life I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.
Malcolm X


When I'm born I'm black, when I grow up I'm black, when I'm in the sun I'm black, when I'm sick I'm black, when I die I'm black, and you…when you're born you're pink, when you grow up you're white, when you're cold you're blue, when you're sick you're green, when you die you're grey and you dare call me coloured.
Malcolm X

When you use words, you're able to keep your mind alive. Writing is my way of reaffirming my own existence.
Gao Xingjian



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Believe in your dreams. Believe in today. Believe that you are loved. Believe that you make a difference. Believe we can build a better world. Believe when others might not. Believe there's a light at the end of the tunnel. Believe that you might be that light for someone else. Believe that the best is yet to be. Believe in each other. Believe in yourself. I believe in you.
Kobi Yamada


Everything is a once in a lifetime experience.
Kobi Yamada

If you want to make the days of your life really matter, then you must love something.
Kobi Yamada

Rules are made for people who aren’t willing to make up their own.
Chuck Yeager

People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.
William Butler Yeats

Education is not filling a bucket but lighting a fire.
William Butler Yeats

Sorrow happens, hardship happens, the hell with it, who never knew the price of happiness, will not be happy.
Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Do or do not. There is no ‘try.'
Yoda , Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.
Yoda , Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes.
Yoda - Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

The possession of material riches, without inner peace, is like dying of thirst while bathing in a lake.
Yogananda

Sing songs that none have sung.
Paramahansa Yogananda

No matter what you are doing, keep the undercurrent of happiness. Learn to be secretly happy within your heart in spite of all circumstances.
Paramahansa Yogananda

Nothing is impossible unless you think it is.
Paramahansa Yogananda

Love the giver more than the gift.
Brigham Young

As we transcend our past in the things we do, we also become who we can be. Thus creativity is those attitudes by which we fulfill ourselves.
John G. Young

Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then, do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.
Margaret Young

There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity and courage.
Fuchan Yuan

I did something that challenged the banking world. Conventional banks look for the rich; we look for the absolutely poor. All people are entrepreneurs, but many don't have the opportunity to find that out.
Muhammad Yunus

I'm encouraging young people to become social business entrepreneurs and contribute to the world, rather than just making money. Making money is no fun. Contributing to and changing the world is a lot more fun.
Muhammad Yunus

If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.
Lin Yutang

Such is human psychology that if we don't express our joy, we soon cease to feel it.
Lin Yutang



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If children with terminal cancer can find love, joy, beauty and peace in their day – and they do – why don't we?
Dan Zadra


Resentment is one burden that is incompatible with your success. Always be the first to forgive; and forgive yourself first always.
Dan Zadra

Take action on your ideas. Procrastination is the mortal enemy of spontaneous brilliance.
Dan Zadra

Worry is misuse of imagination.
Dan Zadra

If you love someone, hurry up and show it.
Rosie Zadra

Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.
Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Oxytocin connects us to other people; oxytocin makes us feel what other people feel. And it’s easy to cause people’s brains to release oxytocin. Let me show you. Come here. Give me a hug.
Paul Zak

There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we'd all love one another.
Frank Zappa

Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.
Frank Zappa

Distance makes the heart grow fonder, and familiarity breeds contempt. According to this my soul mate should be in Thailand.
Jason Zebehazy

Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.
John Zenger

For marriage to be a success, every woman and every man should have her and his own bathroom. The end.
Catherine Zeta-Jones

Great knowledge is universal. Small knowledge is limited. Great words are inspiring; small words are chatter.
Zhuangzi

Other people and things can stop you temporarily. You're the only one who can do it permanently.
Zig Ziglar

A pessimist is a person who is seasick during the entire voyage of life.
Zig Ziglar

Life is too short to spend your precious time trying to convince a person who wants to live in gloom and doom otherwise. Give lifting that person your best shot, but don’t hang around long enough for his or her bad attitude to pull you down. Instead, surround yourself with optimistic people.
Zig Ziglar

One can get anything if he is willing to help enough others get what they want.
Zig Ziglar

Stop selling, start helping.
Zig Ziglar

Will what I am about to do, bring me closer to, or take me further from my goals?
Zig Ziglar

You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
Zig Ziglar

You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people.
Zig Ziglar

During those rare moments of creativeness, when an ordinary person has something in common with the making of the universe, he feels a sense of transcendence, of moving beyond his daily life. What could be a greater reward?
Joseph Zinker

The creative person seems to have a special talent for dipping into his intuitive, image-filled right hemisphere while harnessing the illuminating experience with his left brain.
Steven Zinker

Historically, the most terrible things – war, genocide, and slavery – have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience.
Howard Zinn

We don't have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.
Howard Zinn

If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, I will answer you: I am here to live out loud.
Émile Zola

Love does more than bring peace where there is conflict. It brings a different way of being in the world.
Gary Zukav

Eventually you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is.
Gary Zukav

Forgiveness means you do not hold others responsible for your experience.
Gary Zukav



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