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Friday, November 28, 2008

friday quotes



Never, if possible, lie down at night without being able to say: I have made one human being, at least, a little wiser, a little happier, or a little better this day.
- Charles Kingsley


The basic principle of spiritual life is that our problems become the very place to discover wisdom and love.
- Jack Kornfield


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


By learning you will teach; by teaching you will learn.
- Latin proverb


A small trouble is like a pebble. Hold it too close to your eye and it fills the whole world and puts everything out of focus. Hold it at a proper distance and it can be examined and properly classified. Throw it at your feet and it can be seen in its true setting, just one more tiny bump on the pathway of life.
- Celia Luce


Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.
- Maxwell Maltz


There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life - happiness, freedom and peace of mind - are always attained by giving them to someone else.
- Peyton Conway March


Trust that still, small voice that says, "This might work and I'll try it."
- Diane Mariechild


One can go back toward safety or forward toward growth.
- Abraham Maslow


There are flowers everywhere, for those who bother to look.
- Henri Matisse


Love may be what keeps the world spinning 'round, but friendship is what keeps us from throwing ourselves off it.
- David R. Mead


A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer


We cannot be happy if we expect to live all the time at the highest peak of intensity. Happiness is not a matter of intensity, but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.
- Thomas Merton


It is not what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.
- Molière


Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.
- Alfred A. Montapert


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


Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.
- Jawaharial Nehru


What's going on in the inside shows on the outside.
- Earl Nightingale


We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
- Anais Nin


There is a divinity that shapes our ends -- but we can help by listening for Its voice.
- Kathleen Norris








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2 comments:

Feedback Secrets said...

Great list of quotes! I say that not only because they are good, but because I have never heard most of these before.

I especially like the quote by Keshavan Nair. I never heard anyone link courage and integrity like that.

Shadow said...

what fab quotes! i particularly like this one: There are flowers everywhere, for those who bother to look

 
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