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All sorrows can be borne if you tell a story about them
Karen Blixen

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand
Mother Teresa

Love is not what we become, but what we already are
Stephen Levine

Nothing spoils the taste of peanut butter like unrequited love
Charlie Brown (from Snoopy)

Love is the extremely difficult realization that something other than oneself is real
Iris Murdoch

If our love is only a will to posses, it is not love
Thich Nhat Hanh

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born
Anais Nin

True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island...to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune, to keep him is a blessing
Baltasar Gracian

One kind word can warm three winter months
Japanese Proverb

Little deeds of kindness, little words of love, help make Earth happy
Julia Carney

Make yourself a blessing to someone. Your kind smile or pat on the back just might pull someone back from the edge
Carmelia Elliot

If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain as he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be
Goethe

If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink
Romans 12:20

The human spirit is stronger than anything that happens to it
C.C. Scott

Wherever you go, there you are
Buckaroo Bonzai

It is such a secret place, the land of tears
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Other people may be there to help us, teach us, guide us along our path. But the lesson to be learned is always ours
Melody Beattie

When you have to cope with a lot of problems, you're either going to sink or you're going to swim
Tom Cruise

Family...a group experience of love and support
Marianne Williamson

It's a wonderful feeling when your father becomes not a god but a man to you--when he comes down from the mountains and you see he's this man with weaknesses. And you love him as this whole being, not as a figurehead
Robin Williams

Things do not change. We change
Henry David Thoreau

I am always ready to learn; but I do not always like to be taught
Winston Churchill

The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core strength within you that survives all hurt
Max Lerner

A human being's first responsibility is to shake hands with himself
Henry Winkler

It's important to be involved and stand up for what you believe in
Ione Skye

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it
Hebrews 13:2

There is so much in the world to care about
Laura Dern

My mother always used to say: "The older you get, the better you get...unless you're a banana."
Rose Nylund

Hold a friend's hand through times of trial,
Let her find love through a hug and a smile,
But also know when it is time to let go--
For each and every one of us must learn to grow
Shawn A. Heilbrunn

Love means each person is free to follow his or her own heart
Melody Beattie

The true test of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don't know what to do
John Holt

I'm not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship
Helen Keller

You will find as you look back upon your life, that the moments when you have truly lived, are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love
Henry Drummond

Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes...just be an illusion
Javan

The hardest of all is learning to be a well of affection, and not a fountain; to show them we love them not when we feel like it, but when they do
Nan Fairbother

Live your life from your heart. Share from your heart. And your story will touch and heal people's souls
Melody Beattie

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact
William James

The road to a friend's house is never long
Danish Proverb

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same
Elbert Hubbard

Friends are treasures
Horace Bruns

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind
Buddha

I wish they would only take me as I am
Vincent van Gogh

Other things may change us but we start and end with family
Anthony Brandht

The greatest happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved--loved for ourselves or rather, loved in spite of ourselves
Victor Hugo

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal
Hannah Moore

The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it
William James

Of all the words of tongue or pen, the saddest are those...it might have been
John Greenleaf Whittier

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears
John Vance Chensy

Your heart is not living until it had experienced pain...the pain of love breaks open the heart, even if it is as hard as a rock
Hazret Inayat Khan

Without a struggle, there can be no progress
Frederick Douglas

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever
Mahatma Gandhi

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life; it goes on
Robert Frost

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow you gotta put up with the rain
Dolly Parton

They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourselves
Andy Warhol

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired and success achieved
Helen Keller

The question is not whether we will die, but how we will live
Joan Borysenko

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit
Helen Keller

You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses
Ziggy

Who in the world am I? Ah, that is the great puzzle
Lewis Carroll

You have to be yourself. Be very honest about who and what you are. And if people still like you, that's fine. If they don't, that's their problem
Sting

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget it as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely, and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your own nonsense
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The roots of the true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become
Harold Tylor

Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was
Richard L. Evans

Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well
Josh Billings

Maturity begins to grow when you can sense your concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself
John McNaughton

The purpose of life is a life of purpose
Robert Byrne

Where our work is, there let our joy be
Tertullion

Work is love made visible
Kahlil Gibran

A kind and compassionate act is often its own reward
William J. Bennett

No one can deal with the hearts of men unless he has the sympathy which is given by love
Henry Ward Beecher

That which cometh from the heart goes to the heart
Jeremiah Burroughs

It takes great courage to faithfully follow what we know to be true
Sara E. Anderson

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness
Joseph Campbell

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do
Rumi

Love conquers all things; let us too surrender to love
Virgil

The power of love and caring can change the world
James Autry

You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give
Winston Churchill

You can handle people more successfully by enlisting their feelings than by convincing their reason
Paul P. Parker

We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities
Walt Kelly

Our lives will always be full if our hearts are always giving
Anonymous

I can have peace of mind only when I forgive rather than judge
Gerald Jampolsky

Friendships multiply joys and divide grief
Thomas Fuller

It is better to give and receive
Bernard Gunther

We know what we are, but know not what we may be
William Shakespeare

The true perfection of man lies not in what man has, but in what man is
Oscar Wilde

The real act of discovery is not in finding new lands, but in seeing with new eyes
Marcel Proust

Life is an opportunity to contribute love in your own way
Bernie Siegel

Compassion is the chief law of human existence
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

If the only prayer you say in your whole life is "thank you", that would suffice
Meister Eckehart

Celebrate what you want to see more of
Tom Peters

Trust men and they will be true to you, treat them greatly and they will show themselves great
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless
Mother Teresa

There'll be pennies from heaven for you and me
John Burke

Take time to marvel at the wonders of life
Gary W. Fenchuk

Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and be loved is the greatest happiness
Sydney Smith

The size of your body is of little account; the size of your brain is of much account; the size of your heart is of the most account of all
B.C. Forbes

Work done on the true spirit of service...is considered as worship
Baha Allah, founder of the Baha'i faith

Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us daily
Sally Kach

Do what you and love what you're doing, and you'll never work another day in your life
Source Unknown

The only real way to differentiate yourself from competition is through service
Jonathan Tisch

What do we live for if not to make this world less difficult for each other
George Eliot

Do it big, do it right and do it with style
Fred Astaire

Kindness is the insignia of a loving heart
Anonymous

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you
Henry Ward Beecher

Caring is a powerful business advantage
Scott Johnson

We are prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or the size of our automobiles rather than by the quality of our service and relationship to mankind
Martin Luther King, Jr.

A person who sows seeds of kindness enjoys a perpetual harvest
Anonymous

All labour that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing
Albert Schweitzer

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go
T.S. Eliot

The ability to accept responsibility is the measure of the man
Roy L. Smith

Here is a simple but powerful rule: Always give people more than they expect to get
Nelson Boswell

Your work is to discover your work, and then with all your heart to give yourself to it
Buddha

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: The only ones among you who will be truly happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve
Albert Schweitzer

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing
Abraham Lincoln

If a man write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mouse trap than his neighbour, tho' he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door
Ralph Waldo Emerson

You never find yourself until you face the truth
Pearl Bailey

No matter how deep a study you make, what you really have to rely on is your own intuition and when it comes down to it, you really don't know what is going to happen until you do it
Konosuke Matsushita

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted
Aesop

We all have the extraordinary coded within us...waiting to be released
Jean Houston

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight
Phyllis Diller

Excellent firms don't believe in excellence--only in constant improvement and constant changes
Tom Peters

You cannot step into the same river twice
Heraclitus

A capacity for childlike wonder carried into adult life typifies the creative person
Kaiser News

When we love and laugh with our patient, we elevate the highest degree of healing, which is inner peace
Leslie Gibson

If you're not using your smile, you're like a man with a million dollars in the bank and no checkbook
Les Giblin

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

The present time has one advantage over every other--it is our own
Charles C. Colton

We are ourselves, creations. And we, in turn, are meant to continue creativity by being creative
Julia Cameron

It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist
Pierre Tielhard de Chardin

Nothing ever succeeds which exuberant spirits have not helped to produce
Nietzsche

What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible
Theodore Roethke

A new idea is first condemned as ridiculous, and then dismissed as trivial, until finally it becomes what everybody knows
William James

Never, never, never, never give up
Winston Churchill

Great things are done by people who think great thoughts and then go out into the world to make their dreams come true
Ernest Holmes

Press on! A better fate awaits you
Victor Hugo

Effort only releases its reward after a person refuses to quit
Napoleon Hill

Comedy is acting out optimism
Robin Williams

In the presence of love, miracles happen
Robert Schuller

Don't be afraid to go out on a limb. That's where the fruit is
Arthur F. Lenchan

All of the significant battles are waged within the self
Sheldon Keggs

No one ever finds life worth living--he has to make it worth living
Author unknown

You have to do it by yourself, and you can't do it alone
Martin Rutte

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us
Ralph Waldo Emerson

To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself
Soren Kierkegaard

The time is always right to do what is right
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our mission is to gain true discernment of the contraries, first as contraries, but then as poles of unity
Hermana Hesse

Integrity is not a 90% thing, not a 95% thing, either you have it or you don't
Peter Scotese

One individual plus courage is a majority
Source Unknown

Live to learn and you will learn to live
Portuguese Proverb

Growth means change and change involves risks, stepping from the known to the unknown
George Shinn

It takes 20 years to make an overnight success
Eddie Cantor

The only certain measure of success is to render and better service than is expected of you
Og Mandino

Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day's own trouble be sufficient for the day
Matthew 6:34

It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance
Thomas Huxley

We have 40 million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse
Rudyard Kipling

Enthusiasm is the electric current that keeps the engine of life going at top speed
B.C. Forbes

It's the essence of genius to make use of the simplest of ideas
Charles Peguy

I have learned this at least by my experiments: That if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours
Henry David Thoreau

Knowing God's own time is best,
In patient hope I rest...
John Greenleaf Whittier

If I can ease one life the aching,
or cool one pain,
or help one fainting robin
unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain
Emily Dickinson

You are what your deep driving desire is,
As your desire is, so is your will.
As your will is, so is your deed.
As your deed is, so is your destiny.
Brihadaranyaka Upanishad IV

And yet not a dream, but a mighty reality--a glimpse of the higher life, the broader possibilities of humanity, which is granted to the man who, amid the rush and roar of living, pauses four short years to learn what living means
W.F.B Dubois

The people who get on this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them
George Bernard Shaw

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination
Tommy Lasorda

Out of respect for things that I was never destined to do, I have learned that my strengths are a result of my weaknesses, my success is due to my failures and my style is directly related to my limitations
Billy Joel

Happiness is finding your old room as you left it before college
Joan Wiberg

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

The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn
Alvin Toffler

If A is success in life, then A equals X plus Y plus Z. Work is X, Y is play and Z is keeping your mouth shut
Albert Einstein

This is the place where I learned to live this life, to curse this life and to claim this life for my very own
Jodie Foster

The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that the world is transformed
J. Krishnamurti

Join the great company of those who make the barren places of life fruitful with kindness
Helen Keller

Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly
Saint Francis DeSalas

The most important function of education at any level is to develop the personality of the individual and the significance of his life to himself and to others
Grayson Kirk

People love others not for who they are, but for how they make us feel
Irwin Federman

Friendship is a golden gift cherished above all life's treasures
Country Bear

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart
Helen Keller

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it
Horace

Each time something different and challenging has happened to me it has marked the beginning of a new era in my life
Kimberly Kirberger

Without the stories we are nothing
Bryce Courtney

The greatest disease is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love
Mother Teresa

Look around for a place to sow a few seeds
Henry Van Dyke

Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much
Erich Fromm

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born
Anais Nin

Charity sees the need, not the cause
German Proverb

A single grateful thought raised to Heaven is the most perfect prayer
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

The love of our neighbour in all its fullness simply means being able to say to him, "What are you going through?"
Simone Weil

We cannot hold a torch to another man's path without brightening our own
Ben Sweetland

For it is in giving that we receive
Saint Francis of Assisi

Where love is, there is God also
Leo Tolstoy

To get to a woman's heart, a man must first use his own
Mike Dobbertin, age 13

Love, true love, is that which can give the most without asking or demanding anything in return
Mazie Hammond

Children are a poor man's riches
English Proverb

The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom
Henry Ward Beecher

Kids spell love T-I-M-E
John Crudele

Nature cannot be tricked or cheated. She will give up to you the object of your struggle only after you have paid her price
Napoleon Hill

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself
John Dewey

In the darkest hour the soul is replenished and given strength to endure
Heart Warrior Chosa

Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another
George Eliot

What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches
Karl Menninger

Oh, heart, if one should say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower withers, but the seed remains. This is the law of God
Kahlil Gibran

I don't think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that still remains
Anne Frank

Miracles do not happen in contradiction with nature, but in contradiction with what we know about nature
Saint Augustine

We want people to feel with us more than to act for us
George Eliot

Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy
Inspired by an Eskimo legend

Kindness is a language the dumb can speak and the deaf can hear and understand
Christian Nestell Bovee

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so
William Shakespeare

The opportunity to practice brotherhood presents itself every time you meet a human being
Jane Wyman

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear as it is, infinite
William Blake

The supernatural is the natural not yet understood
Elbert Hubbard

Tragedy and comedy are but two aspects of what is real, and whether we see the tragic or the humorous is a matter of perspective
Arnold Beisser

A man of character finds a special attractiveness in difficulty, since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that he can realize his potentialities
Charles de Gaulle

All great achievements requires time
David Joseph Schwartz

Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently
Henry Ford

Deferred joys purchased by sacrifice are always the sweetest
Bishop Fulton Sheen

The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it
Epicurus

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs
Henry Ford

There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others
George Shinn

A weed is but an unloved flower
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

We are members of a vast cosmic orchestra in which each living instrument is essential to the complimentary and harmonious playing of the whole
J. Allen Boone

There is nothing the body suffers that the soul may not profit by
George Merideth

God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only question is how
Henry Ward Beecher

Nothing is worth more than this day
Goethe

I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stairs
Walt Whitman

Character before wealth
Amos Lawrence

Rather fail by honour than succeed by fraud
Sophocles

Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to be,
the last of life for which the first was made
Robert Browning

Life is eternal, and love is immortal,
and death is only a horizon;
and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight
Rossiter Worthington Raymond

The Golden Rule: Do unto other as you would other do unto you.
Edwin Markham - We have committed the Golden Rule to memory. Now let us commit it to life
Matthew 7:12 - Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophet
Luke 6:31 - And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise
Buddhist - One should seek for others the happiness one desires for one's self
Confucius - What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others
Muslim - Let none of you treat his brother in a way he himself would not like to be treated
Aristotle - We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us
Roman - The law imprinted on the hearts of all men is to love the members of the society as themselves
Rabbi Hillel - What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbour. That is the whole Truth
Persian - Do as you would be done by
The Hindu Mahabharata - Deal with others as thine wouldst thyself be dealt by
Plato - Do to others as I would they should do to me

CHICKEN SOUP
A wintry day once found me
home in bed and feeling bad...
sneezing, wheezing, coughing
with the worst cold I'd yet had
I heard my mother's footsteps
and tried to fake a sleep
so she wouldn't try to feed me
when I didn't want to eat.
"I was going to fix some ice cream,
but couldn't find the scoop.
So I guess you'll have to settle
for a bowl of chicken soup."
I sat up. She fluffed the pillows,
put her cool hand on my brow...
then set the tray upon my lap.
"You eat this all up now."
Though my joints were stiff and achy
and my body felt like wood,
I have to say that chicken soup
sure tasted mighty good.
Now that I've grown older,
there's a different sort of pain
When I'm tired and discouraged
and the loss outweighs the gain,
I curl up on the sofa
with a book and not a bowl
and enjoy another helping
of Chicken Soup for the Soul
Karen Taylor

In days past, people sat around the kitchen table and talked. Laughter was shared between husband and wife, and wisdom was passed from grandparent to child. The stories that were told were the glue that bonded hearts and held families and friends together. With all that humans have gained with technology, computers and television, we have lost something special to humanity. It is time to once again share our stories, heart to heart
Patty Hansen

A chemist who can extract his heart's element, compassion, respect, longing, patience, regret, surprise, and forgiveness and compound them into one can create that atom which is called love
Kahlil Gibran

Life without a friend is death without a witness
Spanish Proverb

It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has
Henry Ward Beecher

Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind
Henry James

Maturity begins to grow when you can sense your concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself
John MacNoughton

Love is a wonderful thing. You never have to take it away from one person to give it to another. There's always more than enough to go around
Pamela J. deRoy

What you keep to yourself you lose, what you give away you keep forever
Axel Munthe

The test of courage comes when we are in the minority
Ralph W. Sackman

To cultivate kindness is valuable part of the business of life
Samuel Johnson

You have not lived a perfect day, even though you have earned your money, unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you
Ruth Sweltzer

After the verb "To love"..."To Help" is the most beautiful verb in the world
Bertha von Suttner

We cannot love only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men!
Herman Melville

Men are rich only as they give. He who gives great service gets great returns
Elbert Hubbard

It is more blessed to give than to receive
Acts 20:35

The capacity to care is the thing that gives life its deepest meaning and significance
Pablo Casals

At different stages in our lives, the signs of love may vary: dependence, attraction, contentment, worry, loyalty, grief, but at heart, the source is always the same. Human beings have the rare capacity to connect with each other, against all odds
Michael Dorris

It is one of the beautiful compensations of this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself
Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you give of yourself, you receive more than you give
Antoine de Saint Exupery

I believe it is the nature of people to be heroes, given a chance
James A. Autry

When deeds speak, words are nothing
African Proverb

I believe every person has a heart and if you can reach it, you can make a difference
Uli Derickson

It is raining still...Maybe it is not one of those showers that is here one minute and gone the next, as I had so boldly assumed. Maybe none of them are. After all, life in itself is a chain of rainy days. But there are times when not all of us have umbrellas to walk under. Those are the times when we need people who are willing to lend their umbrellas to a wet stranger on a rainy day. I think I'll go for a walk with my umbrella
Sun-Young Park

They say a person needs just these things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do and something to hope for
Tom Bodett

Blessed are those that can give without remembering and take without forgetting
Elizabeth Bibesco

Making the decision to have a child--it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body
Elizabeth Stove

He who raises a child is to be called its father, not the man who only gave it birth
Midrash, Exodus Rabbaj, 46:5

You never know when you're making a memory
Rickie Lee Jones

Your children are always your babies, even if they have gray hair
Janet Leigh

No external advantages can supply self-reliance. The force of one's being...must come from within
R.W. Clark

A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed
Henrik Ibsen

Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health vanished
Og Mandino

Please continue to look at your children as valuable treasures. Honour them and yourself
Bernie Siegel

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom
Thomas Jefferson

There are always two choices. Two paths to take, one is easy. And its only reward is that it's easy
Source Unknown

The most permanent lessons in morals are those which come, not of booky teaching, but of experience
Mark Twain

A child needs your love most when she deserves it the least
Anonymous

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire
William Butler Yeats

Hope is the parent of faith!
Cyrus Augustus Bartol

You cannot teach people anything. You can only help them discover it within themselves
Galileo

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge
Albert Einstein

A child's joy is like a piece of paper on which every passerby leaves a mark
Chinese Proverb

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary new material, but the warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child
Carl Jung

The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings
Okakura Kukuzo

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul
Joseph Addison

Parents learn a lot from their children about coping with life
Muriel Spark

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms--to choose one's own way
Viktor Frankl

Life is eternal; and love is immortal; and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight
Rossiter Worthington Raymond

They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies
William Penn

Pain and suffering is inevitable, being miserable is optional
Art Clanin

If winter comes, can spring be far behind?
Perry Bysshe Shelly

Signs from the soul come silently, as silently as the sun enters the darkened world
Tibetan Saying

Family means sharing inadequacies, imperfections and feelings with each other and still loving each other. But even when you set out to love, you may not always be a likeable person. And when you're not perfect, forgiveness for yourself and others become important. Then you get up the next day and start again. It is a process, like the opening of a bud. It is a flowering, a blooming and blossoming
Bernie Siegel

Kind words do not cost much...Yet they accomplish much
Blaise Pascal

God could not be everywhere, and so He made mothers!
Jewish Proverb

We must not only give what we have; we must also give what we are
Desire-Joseph Mercier

All everything that I understand, I understand only because I love
Leo Tolstoy

Patience is a bitter plant, but it has sweet fruit
German Proverb

Two men look out through the same bars, on sees mud, and one the stars
Frederick Longbridge

There are men and women who make the world better just by being the kind of people they are. They have the gift of kindness or courage or loyalty or integrity. It really matters very little whether they are behind the wheel of a truck or running a business or bringing up a family. They teach the truth by living it
James A. Garfield

To be able to look back upon one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice
Martial

Humour is mankind's greatest blessing
Mark Twain

It's good to remember that we aren't helpless. There is always something we can do
Carla Gorrell

What we steadily, consciously, habitually think we are, that we tend to become
Ann Landers

Earth is crammed with heaven
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Fate loves the fearless
James Russell Lowell

I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship
Louisa May Alcott

We are each of us angels with only one wing. And we can only fly embracing each other
Luciano De Creschenzo

I thank God for my handicaps, for through them I have found myself, my work and my God
Helen Keller

You never really lose until you quit trying
Mike Ditka, NFL Football Coach

If we did all the things we were capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves
Thomas Edison

The human spirit cannot be paralyzed. If you are breathing you can dream
Mike Brown

In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity
Albert Einstein

Open your eyes and look for some man, or some work for the sake of men, which needs a little time, a little friendship, a little sympathy, a little sociability, a little human toil...It is needed in every nook and corner. Therefore search and see if there is not some place where you may invest you humanity
Albert Schweitzer

Service was as much a part of my upbringing as eating breakfast and going to school. It isn't something that you do in your spare time. It was clear that it was the very purpose of life. In that context, you're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying, to keep doing the best you can every day
Marian Wright Edelman

You have to have faith that there is a reason you go through certain things. I can't say I'm glad to go through pain, but in a way one must, in order to gain courage and really feel joy
Carol Burnett

Never doubt that small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world, indeed it's the only thin that ever has
Margaret Mead

When you believe you can--you can!
Maxwell Maltz

Success is a state of mind
Joyce Brothers

Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men. Silently and umperceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or weak; and at least some crisis shows what we have become
Brooke Foss Westcott

My share of the work of the world may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious
Helen Keller

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

The universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson. The mountain teaches stability and grandeur, the ocean immensity and change. Forests, lakes and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes--every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man. Even the bee and ant have brought their little lessons of industry and economy
Orison Swett Marden

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The worst prison would be a closed heart
Pope John Paul II

I'm not a has-been. I'm a will be
Lauren Bacall

Stories are Beings. You invite them to live with you. They'll teach you what they know in return for being a good host. When they're ready to move on, they'll let you know. Then you pass them on to someone else
A Cree story teller

God created man because he loves stories
Elie Wiesel

A Zuni once asked an anthropologist, who was carefully writing down a story, "When I tell you these stories, do you see it, or do you just write it down?"
Dennis Tedlock

A story may illuminate our relationship to others, encourage compassion, create a sense of wonder, or sanction the concept "We are all in this together." A story may shock us into recognizing a new truth, provide a new perspective, a new way to perceive the universe
Ruth Stotter

The word "story" comes from "storehouse". So a story is a story or a storehouse. Things are actually stored in the story, and what tends to be stored there is its meaning
Michael Meade

We really don't learn anything from our experience. We only learn from reflecting on our experience
Robert Sinclair

A disciple once complained, "You tell us stories, but you never reveal their meaning to us." The master replied, "How would you like it if someone offered you fruit and chewed it up for you before giving it to you?"
Source Unknown

Stories are stepping stones on the path to spiritual enlightment
Ruth Stotter

To Navajos, a person's worth is determined by the stories and songs she or he knows, because it is by this knowledge that an individual is linked to the history of the entire group
Luci Tapahonso

Love conquers all
Virgil

Stories are like fairy gold. The more you give away the more you have
Polly McGuire

If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded
Maya Angelou

You must give time to your fellow men--even if it's a little thing, do something for others--something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it
Albert Schweitzer

Love cures people--both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it
Dr. Karl Menninger

Teach only love, for that is what you are
A Course on Miracles

The soul is healed by being with children
Fyoder Dostoyavski

Everyone needs recognition for his accomplishments, but few people make the need known quite as clearly as the little boy who said to his father: "Let's play darts. I'll throw and you say 'Wonderful!'"
The Best of Bits & Pieces

Teachers are those who use themselves as bridges, over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own
Nikos Kazantzakis

What do we live for if not to make life less difficult for each other?
George Eliot

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while and leave footprints on our heart and we are never, ever the same
Tanya Cuva

For everything you have missed, you have gained something else
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Things don't change. You change your way of looking, that's all
Carlos Castaneda

To every disadvantage there is a corresponding advantage
W. Clement Stone

Our real blessings often appear to us in shapes of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience, and we soon shall see them in their proper figures
Joseph Addison

The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them
Antoine de Saint Exupery

If your house is on fire, warm yourself by it
Spanish Proverb

We are challenged on every hand to work untiringly to achieve excellence in our lifework. Not all men are called to specialized or professional jobs; even fewer rise to the heights of genius in the arts and sciences; many are called to be laborers in factories, fields and streets. But no work is insignificant. All labour that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and earth will pause to say, "Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well."
Martin Luther King, Jr.

I visualized where I wanted to be, what kind of player I wanted to become. I knew exactly where I wanted to go, and I focused on getting there
Michael Jordan

Obstacles cannot crush men, every obstacle yields to stern resolve
Leonardo da Vinci

Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements
Napoleon Hill

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional
Source Unknown

They can because they think they can
Virgil

Adversity introduces a man to himself
Anonymous

In the depth of winter I finally learned there was in me invincible summer
Albert Camus

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it
Moliere

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars
Charles A. Beard

The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were not limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse
Helen Keller

If you don't hear opportunity knocking, find another door
Source Unknown

God helps them that helps themselves
Benjamin Franklin

Many things are lost for want of asking
English Proverb

I have learned to use the word impossible with the greatest caution
Wernher von Braun

I cannot discover that anyone knows enough to say definitely what is and what is not possible
Henry Ford

The dedicated life is the life worth living
Annie Dillard

Every man has his own destiny; the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him
Henry Miller

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths
Prov. 3:5-6

Wisdom comes more from living than from studying
Anonymous

A single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth a month's study of books
Chinese Proverb

Fear less, hope more;
Whine less, breathe more;
Talk less, say more;
Hate less, love more;
And all good things are yours
Anonymous

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there.
I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the autumn rain.
When you awake in morning hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of birds circling in flight.
I am the stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there.
I do not sleep.
Author Unknown

The universe is made of stories, not of atoms
Muriel Ruckeyser

One of the most valuable things we can do to heal one another is listen to each other's stories
Rebecca Falls

Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light
Albert Schweitzer

That best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless unremembered act of kindness and of love
William Wordsworth

Love cures people--both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it
Dr. Karl Menninger

You gain strength, experience and confidence by every experience where you really stop to look fear in the face...You must do the thing you cannot do
Eleanor Roosevelt

In the world to come I shall not be asked, "Why were you not Moses?" I should be asked, "Why were you not Zusya?"
Rabbi Zusya

"I have many flowers," he said, "but the children are the most beautiful flowers of all."
Oscar Wilde

It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there'll be any fruit. But that doesn't mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result
Gandhi

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched...but are felt in the heart
Helen Keller

If we discovered that we had only five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to stammer that they loved them
Christopher Morley

There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love...
Thornton Wilder

Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them
Richard Evans

Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time...It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other
Leo F. Buscaglia

As a small child, I could not understand why I should pray for human beings only. When my mother had kissed me goodnight, I used to add a silent prayer that I had composed for all living creatures
Albert Schweitzer

The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart
Benjamin Franklin

Those who wish to sing always find a song
Swedish Proverb

Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be
Abraham Lincoln

And life is what we make it, always has been, always will be
Grandma Moses

A happy person is not a person in certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes
Hugh Downs

One hundred years from now it will not matter what kind of car you drove, what kind of house you live in, how much you had in your bank account, or what your clothes looked like. But the world may be a little better because you were important in the life of a child
Margaret Fishback Powers

It is the habitual thought that frames itself into our life. It affects us even more than our intimate social relations do. Our confidential friends have not so much to do in shaping our lives as the thoughts which we harbour
J.W. Teal

If you treat an individual...as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be
Goethe

There comes that mysterious meeting in life when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be, igniting the circuits of our highest potential
Rusty Berkus

A professor can never better distinguish himself in his work than by encouraging a clever pupil, for the true discoverers are among them, as comets amongst the stars
Linnaeus

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams
Eleanor Roosevelt

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great
Mark Twain

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself
Raplh Waldo Emerson

The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure
Joseph Campbell

The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse
Helen Keller

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit
Napoleon Hill

History has demonstrated the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats
B.C. Forbes

Oh, the worst of all tragedies is not to die young, but to live until I am seventy-five and yet not ever truly to have lived
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The man who has no problems is out of the game
Elbert Hubbard

We are all pencils in the hand of God
Mother Teresa

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved
Helen Keller

Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent
Calvin Coolidge

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood
Helen Keller

Do not look back in anger, or forward in fear, but around in awareness
James Thurber

Life is like riding a bicycle. You don't fall off unless you stop pedalling
Claude Pepper

Life is a song--sing it.
Life is a game--play it.
Life is a challenge--meet it.
Life is a dream--realize it.
Life is a sacrifice--offer it.
Life is love--enjoy it.
Sai Baba


The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in history of the world, we shall have discovered fire
Teilhard-de Chardin

Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbour...Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, you eyes, your smile and your warm greeting
Mother Teresa

Don't bug me! Hug Me!
Bumper Sticker

We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth
Virginia Satir

Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Smile at each other, smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other--it doesn't matter who it is--and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other
Mother Teresa

All of us are walking around with some kind of birthday card we would like to give--some personal expression of joy, creativity or aliveness that we are hiding under our shirt
John Keating

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye
Antonio de Saint-Exupery

What I am is good enough if I would only be it openly
Carl Rogens

Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to the country and to mankind is to bring up a family
George Bernard Shaw

Who are you speaks so loudly I can't hear what you're saying
Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call what would you say? And why are you waiting?
Stephen Levine

Once you see a child's self-image begin to improve, you will see significant gains in achievement areas, but even more important, you will see a child who is beginning to enjoy life more
Wayne Dyer

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it
Anonymous

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right
Henry Ford

It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not to be prepared
Whitney Young, Jr

The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure
Joseph Campbell

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal
Henry Ford

The sense of obligation to continue is present in all of us. A duty to strive is the duty of us all. I felt a call to that duty
Abraham Lincoln

To see things in the seed, that is genius
Lao-tzu

Failure? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks
Bill Marriot

The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as challenge, while an ordinary man takes everything either as a blessing or a curse
Don Juan

Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him
Aldous Huxley

Learning is finding out
what you already know.
Doing is demonstrating
that you know it.
Teaching is reminding others that they know it
just as well as you.
You are all learners,
doers, teachers
Richard Bach

This life is a test
It is only a test
Had it been
an actual life
You would have received
Further instructions on
Where to go and what to do!
Bulletin Board


The stories people tell have a way of taking care of them...Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive
Barry Lopez

Life is really too short to hide, it's meant to be lived!
Rita Valdez

Sometimes out light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light
Albert Schweitzer

Hoping means seeing that the outcome you want is possible, and then working for it
Bernie S. Siegel

The mind, in addition to medicine, has powers to turn the immune system around
Jonas Salk

There is no such thing as no chance
Henry Ford

Where there's life, there's hope
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Children have a remarkable talent for not taking the adult world with the kind of respect we are so confident it ought to be given. To the irritation of authority figures of all sorts, children expend considerable enerby in "clowning around". They refuse to appreciate the gravity of our monumental concerns, while we forget that if we were to become more like children our concerns might not be so monumental
Conrad Hyers

You gain strength, courage and confidence by each experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I have lived through this horror. I can take the next that comes along."
Eleanor Roosevelt

Discovering the ways in which you are exceptional, the particular path you are meant to follow, is your business on this earth, whether you are afflicted or not. It's just that the search takes on a special urgency when you realize that you are mortal
Bernie S. Siegel, M.D.

If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye and say, "I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me."
Ann Landers

Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans
John Lennon

When you get to the end of the rope, tie a knot and hang on. And swing!
Leo Buscaglia

It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult undertaking which more than anything else, will determine its outcome
William James

When a door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us
Helen Keller

There ain't much fun in medicine, but there's a heck a lot of medicine in fun
Josh Billings

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it
Anonymous

The greatest discovery of any generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering the attitudes of their minds
Albert Schweitzer

In order to laugh, you must be able to play with your pain
Annette Goodheart

Nothing is quite as funny as the unintended humour of reality
Steve Allen

He who laughs, lasts
Mary Pettibonc Poole

Ten minutes of genuine belly laughter had an anesthetic effect and would give me at least two hours of pain-free sleep
Norman Cousins

I have found that four faiths are crucial to recovery from serious illness: faith in oneself, one's doctor, one's treatment and one's spiritual faith
Bernie S. Siegel, M.D.

Pray to God, but row for shore
Russian Proverb

Faith is to believe what we do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what we believe
Saint Augustine

Why is it when we talk to God we are said to be praying, and when God talks to us we're said to be schizophrenic?
Lily Tomlin

Seven days without laughter makes one weak
Joel Goodman

We began by imagining that we are giving to them; we end by realizing that they have enriched us
Pope John Paul II

In order to be a realist you must believe in miracles
David Ben-Gurion

The most important medicine is tender love and care
Mother Teresa

It is a curious thing in human experience but to live through a period of stress and sorrow with another person creates a bond which nothing seems able to break
Eleanor Roosevelt

It is this intangible thing, love, love in many forms, which enters into every therapeuitic relationship. It is an element of which the physician may be the carrier, the vessel. And it is an element which binds and heals, which comforts and restores, which works what we have to call--for now--miracles
Karl Menniger

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood
Helen Keller

What an experience having cancer is. My whole life will be different for as long as I live. And, yes, I am one of those who wants to live to a hundred. An exceptional nurse at the hospital told me to "live each day to the max". Do you know what the max turned out to be? Once I was up and around again after two surgeries in five weeks time. It was hanging up laundry in the sun with a cat rubbing against my leg
Caryn Summers, P.N.

One secures the gold of the spirit when he finds himself
Claude M. Bristol

Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a GIFT. That's why it's called the present
Bil Keane

Diseases can be our spiritual flat tires--discrepancies in our lives that seem to be disasters at the time, but end by redirecting our lives in a meaningful way
Bernie S. Siegel, M.D.

There is in the worst of fortunes the best of chances for a happy change
Euripides

Happiness isn't about what happens to us--it's about how we perceive what happens to us. It's the knack of finding a positive for every negative, and viewing a setback as a challenge. If we can just stop wishing for what we don't have, and start enjoying what we do have, our lives can be richer, more fulfilled--and happier. The time is now
Lynn Peters

What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matter compared to what lies within us
Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer; no disease that enough love will not heal; no door that enough love won't open; no gulf that enough love will not bridge; no wall that enough love will not throw down; no sin that enough love will not redeem...It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble; how hopeless the outlook; now muddled the tangle; how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all. If only you could love enough you would be the happiest and most powerful being in the world
Emmet Fox

Come to the edge.
No, we will fall.
Come to the edge.
No, we will fall.
They came to the edge.
He pushed them, and they flew
Guillaume Appolinaire

We would rather be ruined than changed;
We would rather die in our dread
Than climb the cross of the moment
And let our illusions die
W.H. Auden

The greatest handicap: Fear
The best day: Today
Easiest thing to do: Find a fault
Most useless asset: Pride
The greatest mistake: Giving up
Greatest stumbling block: Egotism
The greatest comfort: Work well done
Most disagreeable person: The complainer
Worst bankcruptcy: Loss of enthusiasm
Greatest need: Common sense
Meanest feeling: Regret at another's success
Best gift: Forgiveness
The greatest moment: Death
Greatest knowledge: God
The greatest thing in the world: Love
Source Unknown

COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS, NOT YOUR WORRIES
EXPRESS YOUR FEELINGS HONESTLY
LEARN TO LAUGH AND LAUGH TO LEARN
ENDURE WHAT IS NECESSARY
BE OPEN AND FLEXIBLE...GO WITH THE FLOW
REMAIN IN CHARGE BY NETWORKING WITH FAMILY AND DOCTORS
ACCEPT AND FACE YOUR MORALITY
TREASURE EACH DAY AND EACH NEW EXPERIENCE
EXERCISE BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT AS ABLE
LIVE REMEMBERING THAT LIFE IS A MYSTERY TO BE LIVED, NOT A PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED
INVEST IN YOUR INNER RESOURCES: COURAGE, EFFORT, DETERMINATION, FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE
FIND THE FUTURE IN YOU NOW
EMERGE AS A WINNER--NOT A VICTIM OR MERE SURVIVOR, BUT TRULY A THRIVER!
Sister Sue Tracy


A ship in port is safe, but this is not what ships are built for.
Grace Hopper

Our strentgh gorws out of our weakness
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Optimism is a cheerful frame of mind that enables a tea kettle to sing though it's in hot water up to its nose
Anonymous

Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended
Francois de La Rochefaucald

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; and nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude
Thomas Jefferson

When faced with a challenge, look for a way, not a way out
David L. Weatherford

I am only one, but still I am one; I cannot do everything; but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything. I will not refuse to do the something that I can do
Edward Everest Hale

Troubles are like babies. They only grow bigger by nursing
Old Postcard

To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart
Phyllis Theroux

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams
Eleanor Roosevelt

You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down
Mary Pickford

The doctors told me I would never walk again, but my mother told me I would, so I believed my mother
Wilma Rudolph

Opportunity...often it comes disguised in the form of misfortune or temporary defeat
Napoleon Hill

If I could wish for my life to be perfect, it would be tempting, but I would have to decline, for life would no longer teach me anything
Allyson Jones

Youth is a gift of nature, Age is a work of art
Helen M. Carroll

Be not afraid of going slowly. Be afraid of standing still
Japanese Proverb

There is a net of love by which you can catch souls
Mother Teresa

Should you shield the canyons from the wind-storms, you would never see the beauty of their carvings
Elisabeth Kiibler-Ross

Life is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset
Crowfoot

A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on
Carl Sandberg

When spider webs untie, they can tie up a lion
Ethiopian Proverb

One day, the people of the world will want peace so much that the governments are going to have to get out of their way and let them have it
Dwight D. Ersenhower

Some of us are like wheelbarrows--only useful when pushed, and very easily upset
Jack Herbert

I can live for two months on a compliment
Mark Twain

Circumstances are like a mattress: When we are on top, we rest in comfort; when we are underneath, we are smothered
Anonymous

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are
Theodore Roosevelt

Experience is a hard teacher, because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards
Vernon Saunders' Law

Put your troubles in a pocket with a hole in it
Old Postcard

You've got to dance like nobody's watching, and love like it's never going to hurt
Source Unknown

I have a dream my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but the content of their character
Martin Luther King Jr.

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined
Henry David Thoreau

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone
Harriet Beecher Stowe

The richness of the human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome
Helen Keller

You can't be afraid of stepping on toes if you want to go dancing
Lewis Freedman

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear--not absence of fear
Mark Twain

We should consider every day lost in which we have not danced at least once
Friedrich Nietzsche

There are somethings you learn best in calm, and some in storm
Willa Cather

The highest reward for a man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it
John Ruskin

Brothers and sisters help each other along, first up backyard hills, and later up life long climbs
William Bennett

My company mascot is the bumblebee. Because of its tiny wings and heavy body, aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly. But the bumblebee doesn't know that, so it flies anyway
Mary Kay Ash

Sports don't build character--they reveal it!
Heywood Hale Brown

Attitude defies limitation and exceeds expectation
Source Unknown

One joy shatters a hundred griefs
Chinese Proverb

If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow
Chinese Proverb

In the game of life, heredity deals the hand, and society makes the rules; but you can still play your own cards
Peter's Almanac

Stressed is just desserts spelled backwards
Brian Luke Seaward

A kick in the rear is a step forward
Anonymous

If you always keep your face to the sunshine, you'll never see the shadows!
Helen Keller

Oliver Wendell Holmes once attended a meeting in which he was the shortest man present. "Doctor Holmes," quipped a friend, "I should think you'd feel small among us big fellows." "I do," retorted Holmes, "I feel like a dime among a lot of pennies."
Source Unknown

We cannot direct the wind...but we can adjust the sails
Source Unknown

Don't look back unless you intend to go that way
Marc Holm

We enjoy warmth because we have been cold. We appreciate light because we have been in darkness. By the same token, we can experience joy because we have known sorrow
David L. Weatherford

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood
Marie Curie

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand
Chinese Proverb

Has anyone ever said, "It is important to spend less time on how we look and more time on how we see"? If not, someone should
Carmen Richardson Rutlen

Beauty is the heart of the beholder
Al Bernstein

What the caterpillar thinks is the end of the world...the butterfly knows is only the beginning
Anonymous

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life, you will have been all of these
George Washington Carver

Be like the bird
That, pausing in her flight
Awhile on boughs too slight,
Feels them give way
Beneath her and yet sings,
Knowing that she hath wings.
Victor Hugo

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