November 2011: Inspirational Quotes!

If you desire peace, cultivate justice, but at the same time cultivate the fields to produce more bread; otherwise there will be no peace.
~Norman Borlaug ~

Our systems, perhaps, are nothing more than an unconscious apology for our faults.
~ Henri Frederic Amiel ~

Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.
~ Chuang Tzu ~

Success is ultimately about connection, not perfection.
~ Whitney Johnson ~

Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change. Kindness that catches us by surprise brings out the best in our natures.
~Bob Kerrey ~

Our lives are like islands in the sea, or like trees in the forest, which co-mingle their roots in the darkness underground.
~ William James ~

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
~Confucius ~

You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself.
~Alan Alda ~

Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.
~Arthur Golden ~

I wouldn't give a nickel for the simplicity on this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity.
~Albert Einstein ~

The secret to being wrong isn't to avoid being wrong! The secret is being willing to be wrong. The secret is realizing that wrong isn't fatal.
~Seth Godin ~

We dance round in a ring and suppose, But the Secret sits in the middle and knows.
~ Robert Frost ~

Shine one corner of the world -- just one corner.
~ Shunryu Suzuki ~

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 Smeltzer ~

Life where you're always doing something you love is art.
~ Leo Babauta ~

When you learn, teach. When you get, give.
~ Maya Angelou ~

True change isn't willful. It's so fluent and intuitive that we don't even realize it happened.
~ Garrett Kramer ~

How can I be useful, of what service can I be? There is something inside me, what can it be?
~Vincent Van Gogh ~

Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third.
~ Marge Piercy ~

Gross National Product measures everything, except that which makes life worthwhile.
~Robert Kennedy ~

Art consists in limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
~ G. K. Chesterton ~

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
~ Elbert Hubbard ~

As the rain falls on the just and unjust alike, let your heart be untroubled by judgements and let your kindness rain down on all.
- Buddha -

We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment but it is transient. It is a little parenthesis in eternity. If we share caring, lightheartedness, and love, we will create abundance and joy for each other. And then this moment will be worthwhile.
~Deepak Chopra ~

Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow~

When people go within and connect with themselves, they realize they are connected to the universe and they are connected to all living things.
~Armand Dimele ~

Being 'spiritual' simply means being willing to look into the nature of life, to ask questions and to wonder, and to listen. It also means seeing art everywhere.
~Quang Ho ~

When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.
~William Arthur Ward ~

If you want to be a rebel, be kind.
~Pancho Ramos Stierle~

When I am happy, I see the happiness in others. When I am depressed, I notice that people's eyes look sad. When I am weary, I see the world as boring and unattractive.
~Steve Chandler ~

1 comment:

Grace de Castro said...

my favorite, and so true:
"Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change. Kindness that catches us by surprise brings out the best in our natures."

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