Quotes to Live by
Carpe Dieum.....Seize the Day!
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can. ~Danny Kaye
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
Life is a long lesson in humility. ~James M. Barrie
I count life just a stuff
To try the soul's strength on.
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
Say you are well, or all is well with you,
And God shall hear your words and make them true.
~Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Anywhere is paradise; it's up to you. ~Author Unknown
We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails. ~Author Unknown
I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him. ~Galileo Galilei
Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours. ~Swedish Proverb
There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way." ~ Christopher Morley (American journalist, novelist)
"I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, and compasson.
These three are your greatest treasures." ~ Lao-tzu (Chinese philosopher)
"Three Rules of Work:
Out of clutter find simplicity;
From discord find harmony;
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."
~ Albert Einstein
“It may be that when we no longer know what to do,
we have come to our real work
and when we no longer know which way to go,
we have begun our real journey.
The mind that is not baffled is not employed.
The impeded stream is the one that sings.”
~ Wendell Berry
Quotes From As a Man Thinketh by James Allen:
Men do not attract what they want, but what they are.
A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.
Cherish your visions. Cherish your ideals. Cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them will grow all delightful conditions, all heavenly environment, of these, if you but remain true to them your world will at last be built.
The soul attracts that which it secretly harbors, that which it loves, and also that which it fears. It reaches the height of its cherished aspirations. It falls to the level of its unchastened desires - and circumstances are the means by which the soul receives its own.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves, they therefore remain bound.
Every action and feeling is preceded by a thought.
Right thinking begins with the words we say to ourselves.
Circumstance does not make the man, it reveals him to himself.
You cannot travel within and stand still without.
As the physically weak man can make himself strong by careful and patient training, so the man of weak thoughts, can make them strong by exercising himself in right thinking.
Every man is where he is by the law of his being; the thoughts which he has built into his character have brought him there, and in the arrangement of his life there is no element of chance, but all is the result of a law which cannot err.
"To your enemy, forgiveness! To an opponent, tolerance! To a friend, your heart! To a customer, service! To all, charity! To every child, a good example! To yourself, respect!"
~ Oren Arnold
"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 know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
"And I learned what is obvious to a child. That life is simply a collection of little lives, each lived one day at a time. That each day should be spent finding beauty in flowers and poetry and talking to animals. That a day spent with dreaming and sunsets and refreshing breezes cannot be bettered."
~ Nicholas Sparks