Spiritual Quotes

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Spiritual Quotes...

"There is not one big cosmic meaning for all; there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person."
- Anaïs Nin

"Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable."
- H.L. Mencken

"Learning is the beginning of wealth.  Learning is the beginning of health.  Learning is the beginning of spirituality.  Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins."
- Jim Rohn

"May you always have extraordinary grace and faith to cope with the uncertainties [and tragedies] of life.”
- Lailah Gifty Akita / [Jimmy DeMesa]

"The greatest power you have on earth, whether you are an angel, a spirit, a man or woman or child is to help others."
- Anne Rice

"The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you really are."
- Carl Jung

"Be tolerant of those who are lost on their path.  Ignorance, conceit, anger, jealousy and greed stem from a lost soul.  Pray that they will find guidance."
- Elder Wisdom

"As a mountain is unshaken by the wind, so the heart of a wise person is unmoved by all the changes on this earth."
- Buddha

"There are two types of seeds in the mind: those that create anger, fear, frustration, jealousy, hatred and those that create love, compassion, equanimity and joy. Spirituality is germination and sprouting of the second group and transforming the first group."
- Amit Ray

"Quiet the mind and the soul will speak."
Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

"When we operate from a place of lack within, we keep looking outside for something to fill us and make us whole. But we when we come from a place of inner wholeness then the whole game changes. He who looks outside, dreams. He who looks inside, awakens."
- Carl Jung

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is."
- Albert Einstein

"The only devils in this world are those running around inside our own hearts, and that is where all our battles should be fought."
- Ghandi

"Your soul mission is your reason for being, your life purpose. It's your calling in life - who you feel called to be, what you feel called to do. Mission is an energy that flows through you - a drive, voice, or passion that you cannot ignore.  It's what you know in your heart you must live if you are to experience inner peace and harmony."
- Alan Seale

"We must let go of the life we planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us."
- Joseph Campbell

"Being on a spiritual path does not prevent you from facing times of darkness; but it teaches you how to use the darkness as a tool to grow."
- Unknown Author

"Talk unbelief, and you will have unbelief; but talk faith, and you will have faith. According to the seed sown will be the harvest."
- Ellen G. White

"You are never alone. You are eternally connected with everyone."
Amit Ray

"After all it is those who have a deep and real inner life who are best able to deal with the irritating details of outer life."
Evelyn Underhill

"Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality."
- Carl Sagan

"The want of goods is easily repaired, but the poverty of the soul is irreparable."
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

"It is not enough to do good; one must do it the right way."
- John Viscount Morley

"When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object."
- Milan Kundera

"Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons and daughters of the earth. We did not weave the web of life, we are merely a strand in it. What we do with the web, we do to ourselves."
- Chief Seattle

"Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."
- Steve Jobs

"Be open to your dreams, people. Embrace that distant shore. Because our mortal journey is over all too soon."
- David Assael

"The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see."
- Alexandra K. Trenfor

"Faith is to believe what you do not yet see.  The reward for this faith is to see what you believe."
- St. Augustine

"To do good things in the world, first you must know who you are and what gives meaning to your life."
- Robert Browning

"The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware; joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware."
- Henry Miller

"When you connect to the silence within you, that is when you can make sense of the disturbance going on around you."
- Stephen Richards

"A [person] who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life."
- Charles Robert Darwin

"Faith is the virtue of the storm, just as happiness is the virtue of sunshine."
- Ruth Fulton Benedict

"Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world."
- Lao Tzu

"Nirvana or lasting enlightenment or true spiritual growth can be achieved only through persistent exercise of real love."
- M. Scott Peck

"Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul."
- Samuel Ullman

"Grateful souls focus on the happiness and abundance present in their lives and this in turn attracts more abundance and joy towards them."
- Stephen Richards

"The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can't be organized or regulated. It isn't true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth."
- Ram Dass

"Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."
- Helen Keller

"Make a gift of your life and lift all mankind by being kind, considerate, forgiving, and compassionate at all times, in all places, and under all conditions, with everyone as well as yourself. This is the greatest gift anyone can give."
- David R. Hawkins

"Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... and could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy."
- Kahlil Gibran

‎"Our job as humans is to hold on to the thoughts of what we want, make it absolutely clear in our minds what we want, and from that we start to invoke one of the greatest laws in the Universe, and that's the law of attraction. You become what you think about most, but you also attract what you think about most."
- John Assaraf

"It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up."
- Eckhart Tolle

"The spiritual life does not remove us from the world but leads us deeper into it"
- Henri J.M. Nouwen

"Beyond the mind, at the deepest level of consciousnesss, resides the spirit. This is the part of us that is eternal, unchanging, and imbued with pure unlimited potential. Tapping into this potential is what enables us to manifest miracles."
- Deepak Chopra

"There is no such thing as chance; and what seem to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny."
- Friedrich Schiller

"They're only truly great who are truly good."
- George Chapman

"The spiritual is the parent of the practical."
- Thomas Carlyle

"There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed."
- Woodrow Wilson

"Nature has a great simplicity and therefore a great beauty."
- Richard Feynman

"As a mountain is unshaken by the wind, so the heart of a wise person is unmoved by all the changes on this earth."
- Buddha

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“A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.”
- Dutch Proverb

“A single day is enough to make us a little larger.”
- Paul Klee

“Live with passion!”
- Tony Robbins

"Your life is your spiritual path. It's what's right in front of you. You can't live anyone else's life. The task is to live yours and stop trying to copy one you think looks better.”
- Sandy Nathan

"He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the world."
- Marcus Aurelius

"Faith is the virtue of the storm, just as happiness is the virtue of sunshine."
- Ruth Fulton Benedict

"There are two ways of spreading light - to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it."
- Edith Newbold Jones Wharton

"If you lose money you lose much, If you lose friends you lose more, If you lose faith you lose all."
- Eleanor Roosevelt

"Be thankful for the least gift, so shalt thou be meant to receive greater."
- Thomas a Kempis

"Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees."
- Victor Hugo

"People say they love truth, but in reality they want to believe that which they love is true."
- Robert J. Ringer

"We can walk through the darkest night with the radiant conviction that all things work together for the good."
- Martin Luther King Jr.

"Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.”
- Lao Tzu

"Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. And where there is despair, may we bring hope."
- St. Francis of Assisi

"Everything that happens in life is there to aid our spiritual growth."
- M. Scott Peck

"Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely."
- The Land Before Time

"The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and the acceptance of love."
- Marianne Williamson

"Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction."
- E. O. Wilson

"At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it."
- Thich Nhat Hanh

"Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life - bringing peace, abolishing strife."
- Kahlil Gibran

"Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it."
- David Starr Jordan

"Wonder is the beginning of wisdom."
- Greek Proverb

"We merely want to live in peace with all the world..."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

"If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your back."
- Eido Tai Shimano Roshi

"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness."
- Dalai Lama

"Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will we help. Only if we help shall all be saved."
- Jane Goodall

"Much learning does not teach understanding."
- Heraclitus

“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.”
- Carl Sagan

"If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment."
- Georgia O'Keeffe

"My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness."
- Dalai Lama

“The spiritual path is simply the journey of living our lives. Everyone is on a spiritual path; most people just don't know it.”
- Marianne Williamson

"True refinement seeks simplicity."
- Bruce Lee

"Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life."
- Ludwig van Beethoven


"You have to sow before you can reap. You have to give before you can get."
- Robert J. Collier

"The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway."
- Mother Theresa

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new."
- Socrates

"Every time you don't follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness."
- Shakti Gawain

"Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment."
- Lao Tzu

"What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life."
- Emil Brunner

"A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction."
- Rita Mae Brown

"The earth has music for those who listen."
- William Shakespeare

"The secret to peace-of-mind is to not identify with anything other than your true self."
- Robert Adams

"Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes."
- Carl Jung

"You've got to find yourself first. Everything else'll follow."
- Charles De Lint

"Bring into play the almighty power within you, so that on the stage of life you can fulfill your high destined role."
- Paramahansa Yogananda

"The purpose of our lives is to give birth to the best which is within us."
- Marianne Williamson

"Each of us knows all. We need only open our minds to hear our own wisdom."
- Dan Brown

"The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it."
- Carl Jung

"Our capacity to make peace with another person and with the world, depends very much on our capacity to make peace with ourselves."
- Thich Nhat Hanh

"The Secret to Peace of mind is to not identify with anything other than your True Self."
- Robert Adams

"Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority."
- Tom Hopkins

"Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation."
- Elton Trueblood

"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."
- Mother Teresa

"When mind and heart come together, mind serves consciousness instead of serving itself."
- David Icke

"The peace you are looking for is not outside you ... it's what is looking out your eyes."
- Michael Jeffreys

"The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience."
- Eleanor Roosevelt

"All that we are is a result of all that we have thought."
- Buddha

"The Secret to Peace of mind is to not identify with anything other than your True Self."
- Robert Adams

"I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"When the heart is open, the present moment is more than enough. When the heart is closed, it's never enough."
- Michael Jeffreys

"Inner peace is found by facing life squarely, solving its problems, and delving as far beneath its surface as possible to discover its verities and realities."
- Peace Pilgrim

"The peace you are looking for is not outside you ... it's what is looking out your eyes."
Michael Jeffreys

"Hope is nature's veil for hiding truth's nakedness".
- Alfred Bernhard Nobel

"Be not afraid of life. Believe that life IS worth living and your belief will help create the fact."
- James Truslow Adams

"At any moment you have a choice that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it."
- Thich Nhat Hanh

“Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.”
- Herman Hesse

"The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence".
- Norman Vincent Peale

“To me, faith means not worrying.”
- John Dewey

“What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful.”
- Tenzin Gyatso (14th Dalai Lama)

“Real birthdays are not annual affairs. Real birthdays are the days when we have a new birth.”
- Ralph Parlett

“What soap is to the body - laughter is to the soul.”
- Yiddish Proverb

“The foundations of a person are not in matter, but in spirit.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It is better to travel well than to arrive.”
- Buddha

“The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason.”
- Benjamin Franklin

“Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don't have to like it... it's just easier if you do.”
- Byron Katie

“Reality is negotiable.”
- Tim Ferriss

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”
- Mother Theresa

“Let go of what has passed. Let go of what may come. Let go of what is happening now. Don't try to figure anything out. Don't try to make anything happen. Relax, right now, and rest.”
- Tilopa

“Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.”
- Buddha

“A cheerful heart is good medicine.”
- Proverbs

“To me, faith means not worrying.”
- John Dewey

“Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.”
- Voltaire

“Yesterday is a canceled check, tomorrow is a promissory note, today is the only cash you have - so spend it wisely.”
- Kay Lyons

“Nature does not proceed by leaps.”
- Linnaeus

“Karma moves in two directions. If we act virtuously, the seed we plant will result in happiness. If we act non-virtuously, suffering results.”
- Sakyong Mipham

“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the greatest relationship.”
- Buddha

“Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand.”
- Saint Thomas Aquinas

“Constant dripping hollows out a stone.”
- Lucretius

“Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Life is a perpetual instruction in cause and effect.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
- Helen Keller

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
- Eleanor Roosevelt

“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That's why we call it the present."
- Babatunde Olatunji

“Our life’s a stage - a comedy; either learn to play and take it lightly, or bear its troubles patiently."
- Palladus

“Each of us is here to discover our true self...that essentially we are spiritual beings who have taken manifestation in physical form...that we‘re not human beings that have occasional spiritual experiences...that we’re spiritual beings that have occasional human experiences.”
- Deepak Chopra

“All the arts we practice are apprenticeship. The big art is our life.”
- M.C. Richards

“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Man, as a spiritual being, cannot be maintained in strength, uprightness, and peace except if he periodically withdraw himself from the outer world of perishable things and reach inwardly towards the abiding and imperishable realities.”
- James Allen

“Whatever you choose for yourself, give to another. If you choose to be happy, cause another to be happy. If you choose to be prosperous, cause another to prosper. If you choose more love in your life, cause another to have more love in theirs.”
- Neale Donald Walsch

“Happy are those who find fault with themselves instead of finding fault with others.”
- Muhammed

“When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.”
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.”
- Hamilton Wright Mabie

“Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars.”
- Henry Van Dyke

“How much you love yourself and how you feel about yourself are directly proportionate to the quality and integrity of your word. When you are impeccable with your word, you feel good; you feel happy and at peace.”
- Don Miguel Ruiz

“Every experience that we have is unique to us because at some deep level we make an interpretation of it.”
- Deepak Chopra

“The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.”
- Albert Einstein

“True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.”
- Socrates

“It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term will come.”
- Dalai Lama

“I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus on the brightest. I do not judge the universe”
- Dalai Lama

“Be too big for worry and too noble for anger.”
- Christian D. Larsen

“We can do no great things, only small things with great love”
- Mother Teresa

“Where there is love, there is life.”
- Gandhi

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart.”
- Helen Keller

“Compassion is the wish for another being to be free from suffering; love is wanting them to have happiness.”
- Dalai Lama

“You must not let your life run in the ordinary way; do something that nobody else has done, something that will dazzle the world. Show that God's creative principle works in you.”
- Paramahansa Yogananda

“Take your seat on the shore. Listen to the ancient voice in the waves. Taste the salt of life on your tongue. Run your fingers through the eternal sand. Breathe deeply. If you find yourself worrying about your cell phone and emails, if you find yourself feeling guilty that you should be doing “something important,” breathe deeply again. And again. Breathe deeply until every fabric of your being is reminded that this, being here, is your top priority. This is peace. This is wisdom. The work is a means to living, but this is the living.”
- Brian Vaszily

“If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.”
- Peace Pilgrim

“I learned that we can do anything, but we can’t do everything.. at least not at the same time. So think of your priorities not in terms of what activities you do, but when you do them. Timing is everything.”
- Dan Millman

“What we do in life echoes in eternity.”
- from The Gladiator

“Life can only take place in the present moment. If we lose the present moment, we lose life.”
- Buddha

“If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be truly fulfilled.”
- Lao Tzu

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”
- Lao-tzu

“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.”
- Buddha

“Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”
- Lao Tzu

“If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be truly fulfilled.”
- Lao Tzu

“The soul attracts that which it secretly harbors; that which it loves, and also that which it fears.”
- James Allen

“Every calling is great when greatly pursued.”
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

“No gift to your mother can ever equal her gift to you - life!”
- Anonymous

“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”
- Joseph Campbell

“Ethical existence [is] the highest manifestation of spirituality.”
- Albert Schweitzer

“And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”
- Nelson Mandela

“We change the world not by what we say or do, but as a consequence of what we have become.”
- David R. Hawkin

“Faith means living with uncertainty - feeling your way through life, letting your heart guide you like a lantern in the dark.”
- Dan Millman

“Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.”
- Mother Teresa

“You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices.”
- Deepak Chopra

“You must not let your life run in the ordinary way; do something that nobody else has done, something that will dazzle the world.”
- Paramahansa Yogananda

“Gratitude is the open door to abundance.”
- Yogi Bhajan

“A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience.”
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

“True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness.”
- Albert Einstein

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”
- Dalai Lama

“Bring into play the almighty power within you, so that on the stage of life you can fulfill your high destined role.”
- Paramahansa Yogananda

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
- Buddha

“It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives."
- Tony Robbins

“There's a wealth that has nothing to do with dollars, that comes from the perspective and wisdom of paying attention to your life.”
- Oprah Winfrey

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”
- Thornton Wilder

“As we cultivate peace and happiness in ourselves, we also nourish peace and happiness in those we love.”
- Thich Nhat Hanh

“The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can't be organized or regulated. It isn't true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth.”
- Ram Dass

“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.”
- Mother Theresa

“I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.”
- Leo Buscaglia

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"Those that set in motion the forces of evil cannot always control them afterwards."
- Charles W. Chesnutt

"Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries."
- James Albert Michener

"Fate leads the willing and drags along the unwilling."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“Faith means living with uncertainty - feeling your way through life, letting your heart guide you like a lantern in the dark.”
- Dan Millman

“All of us have the capacity to attract to ourselves what seems to be missing in our lives.”
- Wayne Dyer

“Look at every path closely and deliberately, then ask this crucial question: Does this path have a heart? If it does, then the path is good. If it doesn't, it is of no use.”
- Carlos Casteneda

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
- Mother Teresa

“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.”
- Dalai Lama

“So, that is my final lesson from the universe - you just do what you need to do, and stay on track.”
- Oprah Winfrey

“But to me the notion that spirituality is separate from the rest of life does not allow for a practical approach to living a life that has extraordinary quality.”
- Tony Robbins

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
- 14th Dalai Lama

“Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.”
- Forrest Gump

“People say that what we're all seeking is a meaning for life. I don't think that's what we're really seeking. I think that what we're seeking is an experience of being alive.”
- Joseph Campbell

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
- Albert Einstein

“You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.”
- James Allen

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.”
- Denis Waitley

“Expect much from yourself and little from others and you will avoid incurring resentments”
- Confucius

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
- Buddha

“Fear less, hope more. Whine less, breath more. Talk less, say more. Hate less, LOVE more ... and all good things are yours.”
- Swedish Proverb

“People may forget what you said. People may forget what you did. But people never forget how you made them feel!”.
- Author Unknown

"God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers."
- Jewish proverb

“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced... Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.”
- Cherokee saying

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
- Buddha

“When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.”
- Wayne Dyer

“Since you alone are responsible for your thoughts, only you can change them. You will want to change them when you realize that each thought creates according to its own nature. Remember that the law works at all times and that you are always demonstrating according to the kind of thoughts you habitually entertain. Therefore, start now to think only those thoughts that will bring you health and happiness.”
- Paramahansa Yogananda

“We can never obtain peace in the world if we neglect the inner world and don't make peace with ourselves. World peace must develop out of inner peace.”
- The Dalai Lama

“Make a gift of your life and lift all mankind by being kind, considerate, forgiving, and compassionate at all times, in all places, and under all conditions, with everyone as well as yourself. This is the greatest gift anyone can give.”
- David R. Hawkins

“Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch, which I have got a hold of for the moment; and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”
- George Bernard Shaw

"One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything."
- Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

"Active minds that think and study, like swift brooks are seldom muddy."
- Arthur Guiterman

"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else."
- Judy Garland

"You don't have to change that much for it to make a great deal of difference. A few simple disciplines can have a major impact on how your life works out in the next 90 days, let alone in the next 12 months or the next 3 years."
- Jim Rohn

"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."
- John Wooden

"Ordinary [people] avoid troubles. Extraordinary [people] turn them into advantage."
- Nucky Thompson

"It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one."
- George Washington

‎"I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time."
- Charles Dickens

"There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience."
- French Proverb

"There are no speed limits on the road to excellence."
- David W. Johnson

"We can spend our whole lives underachieving."
- Philip Crosby

"If you can't, you must. If you must, you can"
- Anthony Robbins

"Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood."
- Hellen Keller

"It is only the first step that is difficult."
- Marie De Vichy-Chaconne

"Obstacles are great incentives."
- Jules Michelet

"If you don't run your own life, somebody else will."
- John Atkinson

"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all."
- Aristotle

"Knowledge is power. Knowledge shared is power multiplied."
- Robert Boyce

"It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not."
- Andre Gide

“Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. One of the best ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus it. That is what goals can do for us; concentrate our energy.”
- Denis Waitley

“Nurture your mind with great thoughts for you will never go higher than you think.”
- Benjamin Disraeli

"Every time you get angry, you poison your own system."
- Alfred Montapert

"Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted."
- John Lennon

"Don't ever let anyone steal your dreams."
- Dexter Yager

"Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power."
- Shirley MacLaine

"I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity."
- John Davidson Rockefeller, Sr.

"If life gives you lemons, make lemonade."
- Joan Collins

"Prepare your mind to receive the best that life has to offer."
- Ernest Holmes

"There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist."
- Mark Twain

"As long as you are going to think anyway, think big."
- Donald Trump

"Every small, positive change we make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future."
- Alice Walker

"To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first."
- William Shakespeare

"Doubt is uncomfortable, certainty is ridiculous."
- Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire

"Be strong. Live honorably and with dignity. When you don't think you can, hold on."
- James Frey

"The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it."
- Alan Saporta

"Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was."
- Dag Hammarskjld

"Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed."
- Wayne Dyer

"Confront your fears, list them, get to know them, and only then will you be able to put them aside and move ahead."
- Jerry Gillies

"Our job as humans is to hold on to the thoughts of what we want, make it absolutely clear in our minds what we want, and from that we start to invoke one of the greatest laws in the universe, and that's the law of attraction. You become what you think about most, but you also attract what you think about most."
- John Assaraf

"Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds."
- Norman Vincent Peale

"Genius is the ability to put into effect what is in your mind."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

"No virtue is safe that is not enthusiastic."
- Sir J. R. Seeley

"As I see it, every day you do one of two things: build health or produce disease in yourself."
- Adelle Davis

"Don’t wish for fewer challenges; wish for more wisdom. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better. Don’t wish for fewer problems; wish for more skills."
- Jim Rohn

"Sow a thought, and you reap an act; Sow an act, and you reap a habit; Sow a habit, and you reap a character; Sow a character, and you reap a destiny."
- Charles Reade

"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot."
- Michael Altshuler

"There are no such things as limits to growth, because there are no limits on the human capacity for intelligence, imagination, and wonder."
- Ronald Reagan

“The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain -- he is inspired by it. The persistent winner is not discouraged by a problem -- he is challenged by it. Mountains are created to be conquered; adversities are designed to be defeated; problems are sent to be solved.”
- William Arthur Ward

"Many things have fallen only to rise higher."
- Seneca

"Don't Stop when you are Tired. Stop When You are Done."
- David Goggins

"We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or other people's models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open."
- Shakti Gawain

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”
- Abraham Lincoln

"We are each responsible for our own life - no other person is or even can be."
- Oprah Winfrey

"Before you speak listen; before you write, think; before you spend, earn; before you invest, investigate; before you criticize, wait; before you pray, forgive; before you quit, try; before you retire, save; before you die, give."
- William Arthur Ward

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



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