August 2011: Inspirational Quotes!

Feedback is the breakfast of champions.
~Ken Blanchard ~

Compassion is the radicalism of our time.
~Dalai Lama ~

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects
~Heman Melville ~

Kindness to children, love for children, goodness to children -- these are the only investments that never fail.
~Henry David Thoreau ~

Among the great things which are to be found among us, the Being of Nothingness is the greatest.
~Leonardo Da Vinci ~

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
~ Elbert Hubbard ~

Are you here to produce agents of human change among your children? Are you here to change the mental set of people? So even if you do it with a small number it spreads. After all, Mahatma Gandhi was only one man.
~Sister Cyril Mooney ~

When you let go of trying to get more of what you don't really need, it frees up oceans of energy to make a difference with what you have.
~Lynne Twist ~

When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it's bottomless.
~ Pema Chodron ~

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
~ Abraham Lincoln ~

Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you.
~Andre Gide ~

A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.
~Andrew Carnegie ~

Everything that exists is in a manner the seed of that which will be.
~Marcus Aurelius ~

I wish we didn't live in a world where buying and selling things seems to have become almost more important than either producing or using them.
~C. S. Lewis ~

A horse doesn't care how much you know, until he knows how much you care.
~ Pat Parelli ~

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

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 something I can do.
~Edward Everett Hale ~

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr. ~

If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
~Mary Engelbreit ~

The most important thing is insight, that is to be -- curious -- to wonder, to mull, and to muse why it is that man does what he does.
~William Faulkner ~

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
~Albert Camus ~

[Learning how to think] means being conscious and aware enough to choose what you pay attention to, and to choose how you construct meaning from experience.
~ David Foster Wallace ~

The only important thing about design is how it relates to people.
~ Victor Papanek ~

I would define "good" as the daily pursuit of making the world ever so slightly better than you found it.
~Chris Baker ~

Your identity is not equivalent to your biography. There is a place in you where you have never been wounded, where there's a seamlessness in you, and where there is a confidence and tranquility.
~ John O'Donohue ~

We must not cease from exploration; the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time.
~ T. S. Eliot ~

The softest, freest, most pliable and changeful living substance is the brain -- the hardest and most iron-bound as well.
~Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1903 ~

People with high levels of personal mastery cannot afford to choose between reason and intuition, or head and heart, any more than they would choose to walk on one leg or see with one eye.
~ Peter Senge ~

Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.
~Noam Chomsky ~

Love is more than a noun -- it is a verb; it is more than a feeling -- it is caring, sharing, helping, sacrificing.
~William Arthur Ward ~

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

1 comment:

Paul said...

I love your site. I also have things on the subject of the meeting of heart, mind and the all in all, and would love the chance to join in and comment on occasion.

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