Quotations, page 1

Grant me the courage to change the things I can change, the serenity to accept the things I can't change, and the wisdom to know the difference. Reinhold Niebuhr

I have been all things unholy; if God can work through me, he can work through anyone. St. Francis of Assisi

The world is not to be put in order, the world is order incarnate. It is up to us to put ourselves in unison with this order. Henry Miller

Nothing is more likely to help a person overcome or endure troubles than the consciousness of having a task in life. Victor Frankl, Auschwitz survivor

Man's many desires are like the small metal coins he carries about in his pocket. The more he has, the more they weigh him down. Satya Sai Baba

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

The ancestor to every action is a thought. Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are born into the world of nature; our second birth is into the world of Spirit. Bhagavad Gita

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstein

I do not know how to distinguish between our waking life and a dream. Are we not always living the life we imagine we are. Thoreau

The fruit of love is service, which is compassion in action. Mother Teresa

All man's miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone. Blaise Pascal

Work on what you support rather than fighting what you oppose. Dr. W. Dyer

What is the choice that will keep me on purpose? Dr. W. Dyer

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by you anger. Buddha

As our case is new, we must think and act anew. Abraham Lincoln

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

Therefore, just as we take advantage of what is, we should recognise the usefulness of what is not. Lao Tsu

My intentions create my reality. Dr. W. Dyer

Confession of a fault makes half amend; Denying a fault doubles it. Shakespeare

...all you behold; tho' it appears Without is Within; In your imagination; of which this World of Mortality is but a shadow. William Blake

If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. Mark 9:23

Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him. James Allen

Do your work with the welfare of others always in mind. Bhagavad Gita

If one moves confidently in the direction of his own dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. Henry David Thoreau

The soul never thinks without a picture. Aristotle

It is impossible for me to waste my time in helping another person. Dr. W. Dyer

Possession of material riches, without inner peace, is like dying of thirst while bathing in a lake. Yogananda

It's the repetition of the same chant, the same incantations , the same affirmations, that leads to belief, and once this belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen. Claude Bristol

...whatever things you ask whenever you pray believe that you receive them and you will have them. Mark 11:23-24

There is no way to prosperity, prosperity is the way. Dr. W. Dyer

Our bodies are our gardens, to which our wills are gardeners. Shakespeare

There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving and that's your own self. Aldous Huxley

No one knows enough to be a pessimist. Dr. W. Dyer

When enough electrons line up to form a position then all the rest automatically line up in a similar fashion. Law of Physics called Phase Transition

Ask advice of him who governs himself well. Leonardo da Vinci

As a well-spent day brings good sleep, so life well used brings happy death. Leonardo da Vinci

The little done doth vanish to the mind which forward sees how much remains to do. Euripides

You'll see it when you believe it. Dr. W. Dyer

The whole theory of the universe is directed unerringly to one individual - namely You. Walt Whitman

A new idea is first condemned as ridiculous and then dismissed as trivial, until finally it becomes what everybody knows. William James

The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them. Albert Einstein

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right. Henry Ford

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. Bertrand Russell

Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. William Jennings Bryan

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. Albert Einstein

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt

Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt. Shakespeare

The ancestor of every action is a thought. Ralph Waldo Emerson

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. John Ruskin

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't. Erica Jong

The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving. Oliver Wendall Holmes

Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble. Benjamin Franklin

After ecstasy, the laundry. Zen saying

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them. George Bernard Shaw

The heights by great men reached and kept Were not attained by sudden flight, But they, while their companions slept Were toiling upward in the night. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If you are lonely when you are alone you are in bad company. Jean-Paul Satre

Work is much more fun than fun. Noel Coward

We can do no great things - only small things with great love. Mother Teresa

Do the thing and you will have the Power. Ralph Waldo Emerson

...if you don't get any satisfaction from doing it on a small scale you won't get any more satisfaction doing it on a global scale. John-Roger and Peter Mcwilliams

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail? Dr. Robert Schuller

The method of the enterprising is to plan with audacity, and execute with vigour; to sketch out a map of possibilities; and then to treat them as probabilities. Bovee

If you don't have enough time to accomplish something, consider the work finished once it's begun. John Cage

Comfort zones are most often expanded by discomfort. John-Roger and Peter McWilliams

Unfaithfulness in keeping an appointment is a clear act of dishonesty. Horace Mann

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Goethe

Put all your eggs in one basket - and watch that basket! Mark Twain

Do your work with all your heart and you will succeed - there's so little competition. Elbert Hubbard

Losers visualise the penalties of failure - winners visualise the rewards of success. Dr.Rob Gilbert

If you want a quality act as if you already have it. William James

You need only look at what's in front of you and find something there to appreciate. John-Roger and Peter McWilliams

The essential conditions of everything you do must be choice, love, passion. Nadia Boulanger

Nothing would be done at all if a man waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault with it. Cardinal Newman

The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort. Confucius

Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge. Daniel J. Boorstin

Fortune sides with him who dares. Virgil

All men should learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why. James Thurber

Let your hook always be cast. In the pool where you least expect it will be a fish. Ovid

From error to error one discovers the entire truth. Freud

First we form habits then they form us. Dr Rob Gilbert

Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing. Robert Benchley

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas Edison

It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness. Seneca

Our main business is not to see what lies dimly in the distance but to do what lies clearly at hand. Thomas Carlyle

The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is unchangeable or certain. John F. Kennedy

Act as if it were impossible to fail. Dorothea Brande

Many of life's failures are people who did not know how close they were to success when they gave up Thomas Edison

My strength lies solely in my tenacity. Louis Pasteur

The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence but by oft falling. Lucretius

Fall seven times stand up eight. Japanese proverb

The way to create joy is to do things joyfully. Anon

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. Henry David Thoreau

Not the fruit of the experience but the experience itself is the end. Walter Patter

Don't repay a kindness, pass it on. Old saying

Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value. Albert Einstein

The way to be happy is to make others so. Robert Ingersol

He deserves Paradise who makes his companions laugh. The Koran

Among those whom I like or admire I can find no common denominator, but amongst those whom I love I can; all of them make me laugh. W. H. Auden

Fall in love with what you do for a living. It works! George Burns, 100th Birthday

The situation is hopeless, we must take the next step. Pablo Casals

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