4.08.2010

march 2010: inspirational quotes

I have a personal philosophy in life: kindness begets kindness.
~Drew Johnson~

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
~C. S. Lewis~

If a woman can only succeed by emulating men, I think it is a great loss and not a success.
The aim is not only for a woman to succeed, but to keep her womanhood and let her womanhood influence society.
~Suzanne Brogger~

I resolved to stop accumulating and begin the infinitely more serious and difficult task of wise distribution.
~Andrew Carnegie ~

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
~Dalai Lama~

You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.
~Jon Kabat-Zinn ~

Weren't both sides of the conflict totally immersed in their own tragedies, each one oblivious to, or even antagonistic toward, the narrative of the other?
~Amos Oz ~

Oneness is very simple: everything is included and allowed to live according to its true nature.
~Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee ~

I don't see the human as hopeless. There's a general tendency to presume people just act for short-term profit. But anyone who knows about small-town businesses and how people in a community relate to one another realizes that many of those decisions are not just for profit and that humans do try to organize and solve problems.
~Elinor Ostrom ~

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
~Joseph Chilton Pierce ~

It grasps nothing. It regrets nothing. It receives but does not keep.
~Chuang Tzu ~

If we all do one random act of kindness daily, we just might set the world in the right direction.
~Martin Kornfeld ~

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
~Leo Buscaglia ~

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
~Vincent Van Gogh ~

I was thankful that this man had managed to remind me that my time is not all that precious... It starts with taking just a moment to see one another, and it goes from there.
~Jacqueline Novogratz ~

The greatness of a society and its moral progress can be judged by the way it treats its animals.
~Mahatma Gandhi ~

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one. ~Stella Adler ~

Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites.
~William Ruckelshaus ~

As much as we need a prosperous economy, we also need prosperity of kindness and decency.
~Caroline Kennedy ~

We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting.
~Kahlil Gibran ~

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
~Charles H. Spurgeon ~

As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far place.
~Russian Proverb ~

Doing things for free encourages people to share. It encourages people to be community, to be family. It provides people the chance to be generous with each other.
~Tree ~

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.
~Rabindranath Tagore ~

Experiment with this mental model: It is my duty and privilege to be of service. I will do whatever I can to make life easier for all people who cross my path. ~Srikumar Rao ~

Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.
~A. A. Milne ~

The value given to the testimony of any feeling must depend on our whole philosophy, not our whole philosophy on a feeling.
~C. S. Lewis ~

There's an alternative. There's always a third way, and it's not a combination of the other two ways. It's a different way.
~David Carradine ~

We should not permit tolerance to degenerate into indifference.
~Margaret Chase Smith~

We should not permit tolerance to degenerate into indifference.
~Margaret Chase Smith~

What the teacher is, is more important that what he teaches.
~Karl Menninger~

4 comments:

shengmarie said...

Nice thoughts!

Jeanettefv said...

Great quotes!

nuts said...

nice quotes!
how's your easter?

Grace de Castro said...

love this: "Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them"

so true with people ano?

thanks for sharing these quotes eds! it's a great way to start the week!