Wed 1 Oct 2008
Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while, so that we can see life with a clearer view again.
Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched, and those who have tried, for only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives.
Dreams are illustrations… from the book your soul is writing about you.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
We all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Life’s not always fair. Sometimes you can get a splinter even sliding down a rainbow.
In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.
To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.
What can appear to be your worst moments in life are sometimes just an invitation to yourself and to your next magical journey – a journey that we would never have had the courage to take unless forced to do so.
Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.
The human mind is like a TV set. When it goes blank, it’s a good idea to turn off the sound.
Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
Bad is never good until worse happens.
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.
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.
At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
A man’s character may be learned from the adjectives, which he habitually uses in conversation.
Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
Listen to what you know instead of what you fear.
There is no future, there is no past, I live this moment as my last
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out of it alive.
There is always room in your life for thinking bigger pushing limits and imagining the impossible.
You cannot kill time without injuring eternity.
Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass…it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.
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?
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
As she has planted, so does she harvest; such is the field of karma.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.
My life has a superb cast but I can’t figure out the plot.
The thoughts we choose to think are the tools we use to paint the canvas of our lives.
The man who has done his best has done everything.
Sometimes, familiarity and comfort need to be challenged.
Mon 22 Sep 2008
Success, Overcoming Adversity & Overcoming Failure
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
Every good thought you think is contributing its share to the ultimate result of your life.
We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemy.
Never bend your head, always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.
Martin Luther King Jr
Oh God – Thy sea is so great and my boat is so small.
I am an idealist. I don’t know where I am going but I’m on my way.
As I grow to understand life less and less. I learn to live it more and more.
You never really lose until you quit trying.
The best way to secure future happiness is to be as happy as is rightfully possible today.
Charles W. Eliot
The greatest possession is self-possession.
Ethel Watts Mumford
Live all you can; it’s a mistake not to. it doesn’t matter what you do in particular so long as you have your life.
Life is a series of surprises. We do not guess today the mood, the pleasure, the power of tomorrow, when we are building up our being.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Resolve to be thyself: and know that he who finds himself loses misery.
The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.
Edward John Phelps
it is only because of problems we grow mentally and spiritually.
M. Scott Peck
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
You have to believe in happiness or happiness never comes.
Don’t be sad, don’t be angry, if life deceives you submit to your grief- your time for joy will come, believe me.
Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin
Gray skies are just clouds passing over.
Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.
Special Olympics Motto
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
Our lives are like the course of the sun. At the darkest moment there is the promise of daylight.
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
Henry David Thoreau
The best way out of a difficulty is through it.
Updated Nov. 1, 2008
We cannot change the direction of the wind; but we can adjust our sails….
Recovering from failure is often easier than building from success.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strength. When you go through hardship and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
Do not fear the winds of adversity. Remember: A kite rises against the wind rather than with it.
The greatest glory in living, lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately triumph than to triumph in a cause that will ultimately fail.
Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.
If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.
Frank A. Clark
As long as you keep getting born, it’s alright to die some times.
Orson Scott Card
One who makes no mistakes never makes anything.
You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.
Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together.
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