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Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Travelers, there is no path.
Paths are made by walking.
- Antonio Machado

 

Success is getting what you want;
happiness is wanting what you get.
- Dale Carnegie

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

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

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Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

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 Lockwood Huie

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Compassion is the basis of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Life's burdens are lighter when I laugh at myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Would you rather be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who is contented is rich.
- Lao Tzu

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

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- Chinese proverb often quoted by Eleanor Roosevelt

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

There is beauty and adventure in the commonplace
for those with eyes to see beyond.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

Choose your Habits, Choose your Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

The power of imagination makes us infinite.
- John Muir

Know that joy is a choice, but it isn't an easy choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

The invariable mark of wisdom is to
see the miraculous in the common.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

What are the proper grounds for joy?
Is it circumstance which will
determine the stature of my spirit?
Ah, no. It is choice. It is always a choice -
in the face of any event - for joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Know that happiness is created by the act
of expressing gratitude for all of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A generous heart, kind speech,
and a life of service and compassion
are the things which renew humanity.
- The Buddha

For those who do not live in fear of scarcity, life is unlimited.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Doubt is the beginning of wisdom.
- Aristotle

Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict
between thinking and feeling.
- Carl Jung

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Love what is.
- Byron Katie

The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies;
but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and,
as the magnet finds the iron,
so it will find, in every hour,
some heavenly blessings!
- Henry Ward Beecher

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing
over and over and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.
But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

Be gentle first with yourself -
if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love.
- Lao Tzu

Be an Observer of Life.
Gaining wisdom from carefully observing life
is not a substitute for action -
it is a prerequisite for informed action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He is richest who is content with the least,
for content is the wealth of nature.
- Socrates

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

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

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking
our cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is,
"Life is not supposed to be fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be simply yourself and don't compare or compete.
- Lao Tzu

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water,
yet nothing can resist it.
- Lao Tzu

It's the Consciousness with which we participate
in activities that makes the difference.
- Michael Beckwith

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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