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"The Best Way is to lose yourself in the service of others."
- Gandhi -




"Adopt the pace of Nature. Her secret is patience."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson -
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"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all."
- Helen Keller -
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"There is no happiness; there are only moments of happiness."
- Spanish proverb -

"Summer afternoon-summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language."
- Henry James -

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
- Maya Angelou -

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
- Mark Twain -

"None of us can maintain the fertility of our beings without renewal."
- Deng Ming-Dao -

"Action expresses priorities."
- Mahatma Gandhi -

"We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give."
- Winston Churchill -

"One kind word can warm three winter months."
- Japanese Proverb -

"Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better."
- Albert Einstein -

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
- Winston Churchill -

"Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity."
- Gilda Radner -

"I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head pointed toward the sun, one's feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death."
- Nelson Mandela -

"Contentment makes poor men rich. Discontent makes rich men poor."
- Benjamin Franklin -

"From a moral point of view there may be no such thing as a bystander. If one is present, one is taking part."
- David Gushee, Theologian -

"Joy is not made to be a crumb."
- Mary Oliver -

"It isn't the things that happen to us in our lives that cause us to suffer, it's how we relate to the things that happen to us that causes us to suffer."
- Pema Chodron -

"When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves."
- Viktor E. Frankl -

"We have been created for greater things, not just to be a number in the world. Not just to go for diplomas and degrees. This work and that work. We have been created in order to love and to be loved."
- Mother Theresa -

"The capacity to live with dignity and compassion is your birthright."
- The Buddha -

"If we don't allow ourselves to experience joy and love, we will definitely miss out on filling our reservoir with what we need when hard things happen."
- Brené Brown -

"Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a songbird will come."
- Chinese Proverb -

"When our plans crumble and there seems to be nothing left, it is only by completely surrendering to what is that we can realize that what is left is more than enough."
- Ezra Bayda (in Saying Yes to Life) -

"The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers."
- Thich Nhat Hnah -

"Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance."
- Abigail Adams -

"Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love."
- Lao-Tse -

"Don't try to make me grow up before my time."
- Louisa May Alcott -

"People seem to forget that play is serious."
- David Hockney -

"If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others."
- Dr. Haim Ginott -

"Let nature be your teacher."
- William Wordsworth -

"Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a songbird will come."
- Chinese Proverb -

"Each moment of the year has it's own beauty - a picture which was never before and shall never be seen again."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson -

"Compassion is a verb."
- Thich Nhat Hanh -

"If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap; If you want happiness for a day, go fishing; if you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody."
- Chinese Proverb -

"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself."
- Saint Francis De Sales -

"When understanding is born in me, compassion is also born."
- Thich Nhat Hanh -

"Nothing can bring you peace but yourself."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson -

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."
- Albert Einstein -

"There can be no vulnerability without risk; there can be no community without vulnerability; there can be no peace, and ultimately no life, without community."
- M. Scott Peck -

"The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you somebody else."
- e.e. cummings -

"Those who pursue charity and kindness will find life, charity and honor."
- Proverbs 21:21 -

"The time is always right to do what is right."
- Martin Luther King, Jr. -

"It takes time to practice generosity, but being generous is the best use of our time."
- Thich Nhat Hanh -

"Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right."
- Oprah Winfrey -

"Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment."
- Tao Tzu -

"For fast-acting relief, try slowing down."
- Lily Tomlin -

"How wonderful it is that no one need wait a single moment to start to improve the world."
- Anne Frank -

"It is easier to build a boy then to mend a man ."
- Charles Gavin -

"People sacrifice the present for the future. But life is available only in the present."
- Thich Nhat Hanh -

"Crisis becomes the call from the higher self to meet the unlived life, to resurrect those dormant powers that yearn to live."
- B.W. McLeod -

"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."
- Mark Twain -

"I rush badly but I wait well."
- Herbert Orenstein -

"It is not the strongest of the species which will survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change."
- Charles Darwin -

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving."
- Albert Einstein -

"Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man."
- Benjamin Franklin -

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."
- Mahatma Gandhi -

"Serenity is not freedom from the storm but peace during a storm."
- Anonymous -

"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."
- Anne Frank -

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
- Martin Luther King Jr. -

"Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him. "
- Aldous Leonard Huxley -

"We know that too much, in the end, is too little and that enough is always enough."
- Gunilla Norris -

"Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold."
- Maurice Setter -

"If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? And if not now, when?"
- Rabbi Hillel -

"You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair."
- Chinese Proverb -

"Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it without knowing what's going to happen next."
- Gilda Radner -

"We can be sure that the greatest hope for maintaining equilibrium in the face of any situation rests within ourselves."
- Francis J. Braceland -

"Change your thoughts and change your world."
- Norman Vincent Peale -

"I am not what happened to me; I am what I choose to become."
- Carl Jung -

"Joy's soul lies in the doing."
- William Shakespeare -

"I never feel age. If you have creative work, you don't have age or time"
- Louise Nevelson -

"The best exercise for the human heart is kneeling down and helping someone up"
- Tim Russert -

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless."
- Mother Teresa -

"Rejoice in what you have; sigh not for what you lost."
- Abrahim ibn Chasdai -

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, for they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."
- Simone De Beauvoir -

"Fall seven times, stand up eight."
- unknown -

"People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built."
- Eleanor Roosevelt -

"Everything works out in the end. If it has not worked out, it is not the end."
- Unknown -

"What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from."
- T.S. Eliot -

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson -

"The most important thing that happens between God and the human soul is to love and be loved."
- Kallistos Kataphygiotis -

"If you are not going to be any better tomorrow than you were today, then what need have you for tomorrow?"
- Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav -

"Remembered joys are never past; at once the fountain, stream, and sea, they were, they are, they shall yet be."
- J. Montgomery -

"They do not love that do not show their love."
- John Heywood -

"The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live."
- Leo Buscaglia -

"A man can't make a place for himself in the sun if he keeps taking refuge under the family tree."
- Helen Keller -

"Take a break from talking, and instead listen to your thoughts and heart."

"The universe will reward you for taking risks on its behalf."
- Shakti Gawain -

"If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn't ask me, I'd still have to say it."
- George Burns (1896 - 1996) -

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them."
- Mother Teresa -

"One kernel is felt in a hogshead; one drop of water helps to swell the ocean; a spark of fire helps to give light to the world. None are too small, too feeble, too poor to be of service. Think of this and act."
- Hannah Moore -

"What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us."
- Helen Keller -

"Leave the mind in its natural, undisturbed state. Don't follow thoughts of "This is a problem, that is a problem!" ... In this way, you will stop seeing miserable conditions as problems."
- Lama Zopa Rinpoche, "Transforming Problems Into Happiness" -

"Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community."
- Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book -

"Be the change you want to be in this world."
- Mahatma Gandhi -

"The biggest thing in the world - bigger than the ocean and the sky - is your heart."
- Do Hyun Choe (Sugi Master) -

"Some think it's holding on that makes one strong; sometimes it's letting go."
- Sylvia Robinson -

"One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession."
- Sophocles -

"Beware the barrenness of a busy life."
- Socrates -

"One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession."
- Sophocles -

"When a man knows the solitude of silence, and feels the joy of quietness, he is then free from fear and he feels the joy of the dharma."
- Buddha -

"Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness."
- Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970), Conquest of Happiness (1930) -

"Your daily life is your temple and your religion."
- Kahlil Gibran -

"When the heart grieves over what it has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left."
- Sufi epigram -

"By charity, goodness, restraint, and self-control men and woman alike can store up a well-hidden treasure -- a treasure which cannot be given to others and which robbers cannot steal. A wise person should do good -- that is the treasure which will not leave one."
- Khuddhaka Patha -

"Happiness cannot come from hatred or anger. Nobody can say, "Today I am happy because this morning I was very angry." On the contrary, people feel uneasy and sad and say, "Today I am not happy because I lost my temper this morning." Through kindness, whether at our own level or at the national and international level, through mutual understanding and through mutual respect, we will get peace, we will get happiness, and we will get genuine satisfaction."
- His Holiness the Dalai Lama -

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