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LIFE
Words without actions are the assassins of idealism.
Herbert Hoover
The words I am... are potent words; be careful what you hitch to them. The thing you're claiming has a way of reaching back and claiming you.
A.L. Kitselman
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Abraham Lincoln
Those who lose dreaming are lost.
Australian Aboriginal Proverb
Imitate the sundial's ways, count only the pleasant days.
Austrian Proverb
There are two irrepressible urges that we all share: first, to solve problems, and second to help each other.
Barbara Sher
We do not need more material development; we need more spiritual development. We do not need more intellectual power; we need more moral power. We do not need more knowledge; we need more character. We do not need more government; we need more culture. We do not need more law; we need more religion. We do not need more of the things that are seen/ we need more or the things that are unseen.
Calvin Coolidge
I love mankind, it's people I can't stand.
Charles Schulz
Peace is liberty in tranquility.
Cicero
A true measure of your worth includes all the benefits others have gained from your success.
Cullen Hightower
Great love and great achievements involve great risk
Dalai Lama - 2004
Follow the three Rís: Respect for self, Respect for otherís and Responsibility for all your actions.
Dalai Lama - 2004
Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, youíll be able to enjoy it a second time.
Dalai Lama - 2004
Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
Dalai Lama - 2004
Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.
Dalai Lama - 2004
The smallest good deed is better than the grandest good intention.
Duguet
To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven: A time to be born a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to reap. A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down and a time to build up. A time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to get, and a time to lose; a time of war and a time of peace.
Ecclesiastes I:4 and III: 1-8,
Anger is only one letter short of danger.
Eleanor Roosevelt
More important than the quest for certainty is the quest for clarity.
Francois Gautier
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Goethe
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Greek Proverb
Eagles don't flock - you have to find them one at a time.
H. Ross Perot
Act always so as to increase the number of choices.
Heinz von Foerster
Wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair and all the terrible things that happen to us happen because we really deserve them?
J.M. Straczynski
Humor prevents a hardening of the attitudes.
Joel Goodman
Just trust yourself, then you will know how to win.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I swear by my life and by my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.
John Galt
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.
John Ruskin
Doing your best is more important than being the best.
John Wooden
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
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
Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation. For when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer since to remain constantly at work will cause you to lose power of judgment . . .Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller, and more of it can be taken in at a glance, and a lack of harmony or portion is more readily seen.
Leonardo da Vinci
Share yourself without expecting reward, payment or commendation. And above all else, keep your good turn a secret. If you do that, you will set in motion the powers of universal law.
Lloyd C. Douglas
True religion is the life we lead, not the creed we profess.
Louis Nizer
Each of us must choose; whether to live our lives narrowly, selfishly and complacently or to act with courage and faith. We are not governed by fate or mysterious forces of history. It is the sum of our choices that will determine the kind of American and the kind of world in which we will live.
Madeleine Albright
Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; They try to have 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
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside of us while we live.
Norman Cousins
The fellow who says he'll meet you halfway usually thinks he's standing on the dividing line.
Orlando A. Battista
The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.
Oscar Wilde
Possession of material riches, without inner peace, is like dying of thirst while bathing in a lake.
Paramahansa Yogananda
Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up.
Pearl Buck
You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.
Phaedrus
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
A desire to be in charge of our own lives, a need for control, is born in each of us. It is essential to our mental health, and our success, that we take control.
Robert F. Bennett
Find a need and fill it.
Ruth Stafford Peale
Know yourself. The unexamined life is not worth living.
Socrates
Where self-reliance leads, resilience follows, and where generosity leads, prosperity follows.
Stewart Brand
Reach up to the tree and see it ripen OR reach on the ground and find it rotten.
Unknown
Life is a work of art, designed by the one who lives it.
Unknown
You don't stop playing when you get old, you get old when you stop playing.
Unknown
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 finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
Woodrow Wilson
You can get anything you want in this life if you help other people get what they want.
Zig Ziglar

 

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