1.04.2012

December 2011: Inspirational Quotes!

In the final analysis, there is no other solution to a man's problems but the day's honest work, the day's honest decisions, the day's generous utterance, and the day's good deed.
~Claire Booth Luce ~

Each of us can work to change a small portion of events. And it's in the total of all those acts that the history of this generation will be written.
~Jacqueline Novogratz ~

Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won't come in.
~Alan Alda ~

There is always music amongst the trees in the garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it.
~Minnie Aumonier ~

Love all, serve all, feed all.
~Neem Karoli Baba ~

Intelligence and capability are not enough.There must be the joy of doing something beautiful.
~Dr. Govindappa Venkataswamy (Dr. V) ~

Love ... It surrounds every being and extends slowly to embrace all that shall be.
~Kahlil Gibran ~

If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow~

A poem should not mean. But be.
~Archibald MacLeish ~

No one has yet fully realized the wealth of sympathy, kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child.
~ Emma Goldman ~

A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas -- a place where history comes to life.
~ Norman Cousins ~

We abuse the land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.
~Aldo Leopold ~

In order to learn the art of dying , one must know completely -- the art of living.
~ S. N. Goenka ~

Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me ... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.
~Shel Silverstein ~

Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you is determinism; the way you play it is free will.
~Jawaharlal Nehru ~

Freedom of mind is the real freedom. A person whose mind is not free though he may not be in chains, is a slave, not a free man.
~ Dr. B. R. Ambedkar ~

Everything is held together with stories. That is all that is holding us together, stories and compassion.
~Barry Lopez ~

The heart of the giver makes the gift dear and precious.
~Martin Luther King, Jr. ~

The Beauty of the Mountain is hidden for all those who try to discover it from the top, supposing that, one way or an other, one can reach this place directly. The Beauty of the Mountain reveals only to those who climbed it.
~Antoine de Saint-Exupery ~

Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
~Buddha ~

The true musician is to bring light into people's hearts.
~Bobby McFerrin ~

Give like a small sun: touch the world with shafts of your light, bring smiles into bloom like flowers.
~ DailyGood Editors ~

Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple, and the simple thing is the right thing.
~Oscar Wilde ~

Kind hearts are the gardens. Kind thoughts are the roots. Kind words are the blossoms. Kind deeds are the fruits.
~Kirpal Singh ~

Love is the way messengers from the mystery tell us things.
~Nisargadatta Maharaj ~

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
~Mahatma Gandhi ~

The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.
~Mortimer Adler ~

If there is to be an ecologically sound society, it will have to come the grass roots up, not from the top down.
~Paul Hawken ~

Make no judgements where you have no compassion.
~Anne McCaffrey ~

Each resolve to live more kindly loosens restrictive knots of self-interest. Life then flows more freely on its true course. The way an unfettered river runs swift to the ocean.
~Daily Good Editors ~

4 comments:

prinsesamusang said...

i like this one "Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won't come in." i also like the one about life being simple and it is just us who make it complex. it really makes a lot of sense!

Orange Wit said...

I love this one. :)

Intelligence and capability are not enough.There must be the joy of doing something beautiful

Grace de Castro said...

what a nice way to start the year! :)

"There is always music amongst the trees in the garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it.
~Minnie Aumonier ~"
--sometimes, we have to be silent to be able to hear the most beautiful and important things. :)

SunnyToast said...

Thank you for sharing such beautiful words and I love this one:

"Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple, and the simple thing is the right thing.
~Oscar Wilde ~"

have a great year!