5.05.2010

April 2010: Inspirational Quotes

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the
necessary may speak.
~Hans Hofmann~

We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique.
~Benjamin Jowett~

Generosity consists not in the sum given, but the manner in
which it is bestowed.
~Unknown~

"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn, or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude."
~Denis Waitley~

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment
before starting to improve the world.
~Anne Frank~

Philanthropy will become relationship-based instead of paper-based. There will be no need to finance offices. There will be no overhead. There will be no need for people to
write proposals because all the philanthropists will be constantly initiating
help where it is needed.
~Marion Weber~

Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.
~Bill Gates~

There are no strangers here; only friends you haven't yet met.
~William Butler Yeats~

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
~Martin Luther~

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
~Martin Luther~

Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people, nor does it mean having a low opinion of your own gifts. It means freedom from thinking about yourself at all.
~William Temple~

Lead with your fork, not your mouth.
~Bernie Wilke~

In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in
me an invincible summer.
~Albert Camus~

Our lives are a mixture of different roles. Most of us are doing the best we can to find whatever the right balance is. For me, that balance is family, work, and service.
~Hillary Rodham Clinton~

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
~Thich Nhat Hanh~

The Millennium Development Goals can be met by 2015, but only if all involved break with business as usual and dramatically accelerate and scale up action now.
~Kofi Annan~

It is in giving that we receive.
~Saint Francis of Assisi~

Reconciliation is to understand both sides; to go to one side and describe the suffering being endured by the other side, and then go to the other side and describe the
suffering being endured by the first side.
~Thich Nhat Hanh~

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.
~Henry David Thoreau~

Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up because they're looking for ideas.
~Paula Poundstone~

There are many things in life that will catch your eye,
but only a few will catch your heart. Pursue those.

~Michael Nolan~


Revolution is not something fixed in ideology, nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade. It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit.
~Abbie Hoffman~

Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter, find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
~Albert Einstein~

Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others.
~Barbara Bush~

Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure
what cannot be cured.
~B.K.S. Iyengar~

Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them.
~Dennis Gabor~

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
~Seneca~

Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it
~Marcus Aurelius~

I've learned that I get blocked when my subconscious mind
is telling me that I've taken the work in a wrong direction, and that once I
start listening to what my subconscious is trying to tell me, I can work out the
problem and get moving again.
~Walter Jon Williams~

3 comments:

Grace de Castro said...

i love love it when you post inspirational quotes eds! they're so uplifting!

Redlan said...

I like the second quote most. :-)

Kayni said...

thank you for sharing these. there are just days i need something to uplift my mood. work is stressful today.