October 2011: Inspirational Quotes!

There are four things a child needs: plenty of love, nourishing food, regular sleep, and lots of soap and water.
~Ivy Baker Priest ~

Go to the people. Live with them. Learn from them. Start with what they know; build with what they have. But with the best of leaders, when the work is done, the task accomplished, the people will say, we have done this ourselves.
~Lao Tzu ~

To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.
~Terry Tempest Williams ~

Kindness and compassion toward all living things is the mark of a civilized society.
~Cesar Chavez ~

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
~Alexander Graham Bell ~

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.
~Steve Jobs ~

Simplicity of living means meeting life face to face. It means confronting life clearly, without unnecessary distractions. It means being direct and honest in relationships of all kinds. It means taking life as it is.
~Duane Elgin ~

Turn your face toward the sun and the shadows will fall behind you.
~Maori Proverb ~

When you talk about seeing what is real, to me, there is an invisible reality behind the visible reality. What I think it's supposed to look like, I have to let go of, in order to see what it is.
~Jane Rosen ~

It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
~JK Rowling ~

If I succeed in loving you, I will be able to love everyone and all species on Earth ... This is the real message of love.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~

Don't be a leader -- be a ladder.
~Jayesh Patel ~

Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.
~John Jakes ~

There are simply no answers to some of the great pressing questions. You continue to live them out, making your life a worthy expression of leaning into the light.
~Barry Lopez ~

In our sheer preoccupation with technology, we do not realize the inherent artistic choices when creating technology ... and the questioning and reflection that the process of creating art implies.
~Tapan Parikh ~

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
~Mary Oliver ~

Every man dies - not every man really lives.
~William Wallace ~

The dream was always running ahead of one. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was a miracle.
~Anais Nin ~

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
~Samuel Beckett ~

The miracle is this: the more we share the more we have.
~Leonard Nemoy ~

The secret to a long and healthy life is to be stress-free. Be grateful for everything you have, stay away from people who are negative, stay smiling and keep running.
~Fauja Singh, 100-yr-old Marathoner ~

Empathy is the greatest thing. There's an expression I love: 'Let people live in your heart.'
~Toshiro Kanamori, 4th grade teacher ~

It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
~Lewis Carroll ~

We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.
~Anais Nin ~

But thou, doing kindness, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doth.
~Matthew 6:3 ~

He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.
~Lao Tzu ~

Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.
~James Baldwin ~

Not all who wander are lost.
~J. R. R. Tolkien ~

We seek not rest but transformation. We are dancing through each other as doorways.
~Marge Piercy ~

The lines of giving are complicated, you never know how it will come back. But you have to give because you can't let the cord break with you.
~Maria Diarra Keita ~

Happiness is not a reward -- it is a consequence.
~Robert Green Ingersoll ~

1 comment:

Grace de Castro said...

It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
~JK Rowling ~

love this.

harry potter books are full of wisdom, if you think about it. :)

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