QUOTES (Notable)

Definition of Quote: repeat of words or a text by another person.
Synonyms of Quote: recite, repeat, reproduce, restate, echo, reiterate, excerpt, etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs.
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We hope you find them helpful.
Love in fellowship.

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Life is what happens to us while we’re making other plans. –Thomas LaMance
The value of persistent prayer is not that He will hear us, but we will finally hear Him. –William McGill

We cannot solve life’s problems except by solving them. –M. Scott Peck
You’re never fully dressed without a smile! –Anon

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Embrace the power of love. Reject the love of power. –Walk Softly
He who conceals his disease cannot expect to be cured. –Ethiopian proverb

A mistake repeated more than once is a decision. –Paulo Coelho
Real friends are those who, when you’ve made a fool of yourself, don’t feel that you’ve done a permanent job. –Erwin T. Randall

Anger is a condition in which the tongue works faster than the mind. –Anonymous
If you feel you are above something, you’ll treat it with disrespect. –Elders Meditations

Self-image sets the boundaries of individual accomplishment. –Maxwell Maltz
Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the presence of God no matter what the conflict. –Anon.

Tis grace that brought me safe thus far. Tis grace will lead me home. –John Newton (“Amazing Grace”)
Compulsion is loss of control/power/harmony and continuation of the behavior despite the consequences. –Anon.

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I just wish my mouth had a backspace key. –Anonymous
It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts. –John Wooden

Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward. –Soren Kierkegaard A man who has committed a mistake and doesn’t correct it is committing another mistake. –Confucius

Know that at any moment in your life, you have the choice.
You can either be a host to God, or a hostage to your ego.
It’s your call. Stay inspired [in spirit] –Wayne Dyer

Success and failure share a common denominator … Both are temporary…
Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action. –Unknown

Self-will is like swimming upstream & Gods Will is like swimming downstream. –Greg P.
An error doesn’t become a mistake until you refuse to correct it. –Orlando A. Battista

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Self-will is easy at first but then gets more difficult as time passes.
Gods Will is difficult at first but then gets easier as time passes. –Anon.

Our fears are lessened and faith begins to grow as we learn the true meaning of surrender. We are no longer fighting fear, anger, guilt, self-pity, or depression –JFT p.26

Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others. –Wilfred Peterson

If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place! –Eckhart Tolle
Forgiving is not forgetting, it’s letting go of the hurt. –Mary McLeod Bethune

The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem. –Theodore Rubin

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Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo! –Jon Sinclair
Human be-ing is incurable by human efforts -= Ernie Kurtz

To be truly humble is to accept and honestly try to be ourselves. –JFT 28/06
The first step to knowledge is to know that we are ignorant. –Lord David Cecil

Our thought patterns dictate the way we perceive and explain reality, including our relationship to our self and the world. –Jon Kabat-Zinn

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

It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help. –Anonymous

Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. –John Wooden

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It is not enough that we do our best;
Sometimes we must do what is required. –Winston S. Churchill

Never lose hope.
Storms make people stronger and never last forever. –Roy T. Bennett

Rivers know this: there is no hurry.
We shall get there some day. –A.A. Milne

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. –Confucius
The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are –Unknown

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. –Norman McEwan
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. –Robert Louis Stevenson

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In forgiving ourselves, we make the journey from guilt for what we have done (or not done) to celebration of what we have become. –Joan Borysenko

If there is anything we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could be better changed in ourselves. –Carl Jung

In forgiving ourselves, we make the journey from guilt for what we have done (or not done) to celebration of what we have become. –Joan Borysenko

In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy. It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. –Seneca

Forgiveness is only one step in the healing process, but a very important one to learn. –Anon

Burdening yourself with trivial things only affects one person – YOU. –Anon

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We cannot solve life’s problems except by solving them. –M. Scott Peck
You’re never fully dressed without a smile! –Anon

Gratitude is the heart’s memory. –French Proverb
Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose. –Eckhart Tolle

Man Plans….. God Laughs! –unknown
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wake up every morning with a thankful attitude. Expect something good to happen. –Joel Osteen

There is nothing permanent except change. –Heraclitus

Jealousy is all the fun you think they had. –Erica Jong
Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. –John Wooden

Yesterday is a cancelled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have — so spend it wisely. –Kay Lyons

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Integrity has no need of rules. –Albert Camus
Gratitude is a flower that blooms in noble souls. –Pope Francis
Don’t believe everything you think. –unknown

In an age where there is much talk about “being yourself,
I reserve to myself the right to forget about being myself,
since in any case there is very little chance of my being anybody else. –Thomas Merton

All time spent angry is time lost being happy. –Mexican Proverb
No one has ever done anything too bad to be forgiven. –Ruth Sheppard
One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things. –Henry Miller

Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual; you have an obligation to be one. –Eleanor Roosevelt

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

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. –Eleanor Roosevelt
Formula for failure: try to please everyone –Wisdom of the Rooms

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Learn to say kind words, nobody resents them. –unknown
First mend yourself, and then mend others. –Jewish Proverb

What is past and what cannot be prevented should not be grieved for. –Big Elk, Omaha Chief

Change your thoughts and you change your world. –Vincent Norman Peale
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof. –Kahil Gibran

If one asks for success and prepares for failure, he will get the situation he has prepared for. –Florence Shinn

Abstinence makes growth possible.

Today I will ignore “what might have been, and concentrate on what is… –Anon
When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that is in itself a choice. –William James

I have always heard that I have to “give it away to keep it” but I could never figure out what “it” was. Now I know what it is…it is HOPE! –unknown

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If you judge people, you have no time to love them. –Mother Teresa
Did God introduce me to the program, or did the program introduce me to God?

Prayer enlarges the heart until it is capable of containing God’s gift to himself. –Mother Teresa

Don’t live in the past…you have already been there. — Bits & Pieces

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him.
If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him. –Buddha

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. –Aristotle

In seeking wisdom, the first step is silence, the second listening, the third remembering, the fourth practicing, the fifth teaching others. –Ibn Gabirol

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. –Robert Louis Stevenson

It is easy to sit up and take notice. What is difficult is getting up and taking action. –Al Batt

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All things are difficult before they are easy. –Italian Proverb
It is never too late to start doing what is right! –GDITCL

Our faith comes in moments;  our vice is habitual. –Ralph Waldo Emerson
Trust takes time. If you don’t invest it, then you don’t get it. –Anonymous

We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes. –John F. Kennedy
Man is a creature whose substance is faith. What his faith is, he is. –Bhagavad Gita

Success is a journey, not a destination. –Ben Sweetland
A fulfilled life is possible in spite of unfulfilled wishes. –Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Expect much from yourself and little from others and you will avoid incurring resentments. –Confucius

One faces the future with one’s past. –Pearl S. Buck

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The first skill needed for the Inner Game is called “letting it happen.” –W. Timothy Gallwey

We are never more than one grateful thought away from peace of heart. –Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB

The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out. –Dee Hock

Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done. –C. S. Lewis

All we have to do is make a decision. We don’t have to do the actual turning over. We can, in fact, rely on God every time we need help.–Karen Casey

Happy memories never wear out. Relive them as often as you want. –Anonymous
What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul. –Yiddish Proverb

The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur. –Vince Lombardi

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. –Eleanor Roosevelt
When God measures a man, he puts the tape around the heart instead of the head. –anonymous

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Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. –William James
You are here to enable the divine purpose of the universe to unfold. That is how important you are! –Eckhart Tolle

The future starts today, not tomorrow. –Pope John Paul II
We are not what we know but what we are willing to learn. –Mary Catherine Bateson

As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

The paradox of control is simple. The more we try to control life, the less control we have. –Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.

Faith, family and friends are not the desserts that follow the big meal of success; they are the success. –Mark Sanborn

He that gives should never remember, he that receives should never forget. –Talmud
We find comfort among those who agree with us – growth among those who don’t. –Frank A. Clark

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. –Carl Rogers

Progress comes from caring more about what needs to be done than about who gets the credit. –Dorothy Height

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Blessed are they that have not seen and yet have believed. –American Proverb
Love is not blind – It sees more, not less. But because it sees more, It is willing to see less. –Julius Gordon

If
you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author and every day you have the opportunity to write a new page. –Mark Houlahan

When I live in the past, I live in regret.
When I live in the future, I live in fear.
When I stay in the NOW, everything’s always okay. –Joan T.

Life is a gift … open it every day. –Unknown
Never think that God’s delays are God’s denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius. –George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon

When we feel trapped or pressured, it takes great spiritual and emotional strength to be honest. –JFT p.81

Look back and be grateful, look ahead and be hopeful, look around and be helpful. –unknown

The first step identifies the problem.
The second step identifies the solution.
The third step identifies the action. –unknown

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When I came into AA all I could say was, “I know” and “yeah but…”
Then I got a sponsor who said, “You don’t know, and there are no buts!” –unknown

From a little spark comes a great fire. –Polish Proverb
Expectation is the greatest impediment to living. In anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today. –Seneca

Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace. –Buddha
Do not fear going forward slowly; fear only to stand still. –Chinese Proverb

The only fool bigger than the person who knows it all is the person who argues with him. –Stanislaw Jerszy Lec

Without forgiveness life is governed… by an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation. –Robert Assaglioli

People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges. –Joseph F. Newton
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned. –Buddha

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Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, and faith looks up. –unknown
My relationships with others are as healthy and fulfilling as my communication with God. –unknown

Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start. –Nido Qubein

Owning our story can be hard, but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. –Odette Artime (Brené Brown)

To-do list for today:
~Count my blessings
~Practice kindness
~Let go of what I can’t control
~Listen to my heart
~Be productive yet calm
~Just breathe… –Anonymous

Never assume you know who I am or what I’m doing, ask me a question instead. –Carol Neilson

I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess. –unknown

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Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony. –Thomas Merton

Happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. –Fredrick Koeing

Joy is the echo of God’s life in us. –Abbot Columba Mormion
It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day to day basis. –Margaret Bonnano

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart … Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. –Carl Jung

We generally change ourselves for one of two reasons: inspiration or desperation. –Jim Rohn

The time is always right to do what is right. –Martin Luther King, Jr.
What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly. –Lao Tsu

When it is time to die, let us not discover that we have never lived. –Henry David Thoreau

I can get more out of God by believing Him for one minute than by shouting at Him all night. –Smith Wigglesworth

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In my search for peace and serenity I was tromping all over gratitude. –Heard at a meeting …Paul B.

Those who have a strong sense of love and belonging have the courage to be imperfect. –Brené Brown

Far too many people spend their lives reading the menu instead of enjoying the banquet. –unknown

The expression of praise as thanksgiving, gratitude, and joy is among the most powerful forms of affirmation. –Catherine Ponder

Everything which really needs to be done in our souls can be done only by God. –CS Lewis/Mere Christianity

The more you obey your conscience, the more your conscience will demand of you. –CS Lewis/Mere Christianity

Seeing is never believing: we interpret what we see in the light of what we believe. –Oswald Chambers/My Utmost for His Highest

Faith is confidence in God before you see God emerging; therefore the nature of faith is that it must be tried. –Oswald Chambers/My Utmost for His Highest

A lot of kneeling will keep you in good standing. –unknown
All I have to do is make the right choices. I will always know which they are, when I ask for guidance. –unknown

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Joy is the echo of God’s life in us. –Abbot Columba Mormion
The time is always right to do what is right. –Martin Luther King, Jr.

We don’t have to settle for the limitations of the past. We can examine and re-examine our old ideas –JFT p.11

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart… Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. –Carl Jung

Life is everything YOU put into it. –unknown
The greatest power is often simple patience. –E. Joseph Crossman

Kindness from your heart can only bring you blessings. –unknown
If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow. –Bits & Pieces

There are only three possible outcomes for alcoholics: locked up, covered up, or sobered up. –unknown

He looked at everything as the cause of his unhappiness—except alcohol. –The Missing Link/Big Book p.282

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In forgiving ourselves, we make the journey from guilt for what we have done (or not done) to celebration of what we have become. –Joan Borysenko

It’s not the load that breaks you down…it’s the way you carry it. –unknown
He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe. –Marcus Aurelius

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. –Saint Thomas Aquinas

The quickest path to self-destruction is to push away the people you love. –Cassia Leo
Patience and perseverance at length / Accomplish more than anger or brute strength. –Jean de La Fontaine

The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg – not by smashing it. –Arnold Glasow

We know what we are, but know not what we may be. –Shakespeare

Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into. –Mahatma Gandhi
Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it. –William Durant

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Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned. –Buddha

If I love with my Spirit, I don’t have to think so hard with my head. –unknown
Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time.

Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. –M. Scott Peck
I’m not an alcoholic because I drank too much. I’m an alcoholic because I can’t drink enough. –Doug J.

Success has always been easy to measure. It is the distance between one’s origins and one’s final achievement. –Michael Korda

Are you going to come quietly, or do I have to use earplugs? –Spike Milligan
The Irish treat a joke as a serious thing, and a serious thing as a joke. –Sean O’Casey

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We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves. –Eric Hoffer
Pain is an experience. Suffering is a choice. –Jeff Alexander

When we listen, God speaks and guides. –Paul K. McAfee
One meets his destiny often on the road one takes to avoid it. –French proverb

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up. –John Andrew Holmes

Spiritual growth results from absorbing and digesting truth and putting it to practice in daily life. –White Eagle

Compulsion
is loss of control and continuation of the behavior despite the consequences. –Gloria Arenson

Man
is what he believes. –Anton Chekhov

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With the gift of listening comes the gift of healing. –Catherine de Hueck Doherty
Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power. –Shirley MacLaine

Take a break. Move around. Learn to change your perspective.  Maybe you don’t need to change what you’re looking at. You just need to change where you stand. –Melody Beattie

Feeling our loneliness magnifies it.  Understanding our loneliness can open doors into our self-awareness, which we long for and need. –Anthony Robbins

Gifts are for giving. –Ian and Sylvia Tyson
Time is the greatest gift of all. –Treasures of the heart

Be yourself!! The world will adjust –@Beverley Glazer
It only takes one person to change your life – you. –Ruth Casey

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Forgiveness is a not a gift we give to the other person, rather, God’s gift to us. –Anon
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step –Lao Tzu

If
we lead good lives, the times are also good. As we are, such are the times. –St. Augustine

All
fortune belongs to him who has a contented mind. –The Panchatantra
Wise sayings often fall on barren ground; but a kind word is never thrown away. –Sir Arthur Helps
Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card.

How
you leave others feeling after an experience with you becomes your trademark. –Anon

We’re all fledglings, learning to fly. –Grapevine: Los Angeles, Calif., February 1992

Without God’s grace, we have nothing and we are nothing. Grace is everything. –Mark Batterson/Epic Grace-Chronicles of a Recovering Idiot

To
the world you’re just one person but to one person you could mean the world. –Anon

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Have you taken your disappointments to God? You’ve shared them with your neighbour, your relatives, your friends. But have you taken them to God? –Max Lucado

Love is a gift to yourself. –unknown
It’s not old behavior if I’m still doing it! –As We See It

When
we take things for granted we forget life is a gift. –unknown
Be faithful in little things, for in them our strength lies. –Mother Theresa

Prayer
does not change God, but it changes him who prays. — Soren Kierkegaard
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived – Ernie Kurtz

There are no wrong turns, only unexpected paths. –Mark Nepo
People do not grow old; When they cease to grow, They become old. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others.
Unsuccessful people are always asking, “What’s in it for me?” –Brian Tracy

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. –Carl Rogers

Ability
is what you’re capable of doing.  Motivation determines what you do.  Attitude determines how well you do it. –Lou Holtz

Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another. –Condorcet
Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t. –Richard Bach

No
man ever understands quite his own artful dodges to escape from the grim shadow of self-knowledge. –Joseph Conrad

As
the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate. –Dr. Albert Schweitzer

What makes humility so desirable is the marvellous thing it does to us; it creates in us a capacity for the closest possible intimacy with God. –Monica Baldwin

All
of the animals except man know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it. –Samuel Butler

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Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity. –The Buddha

Self-esteem is so delicate a flower that praise tends to make it bloom, while discouragement often nips it in the bud. –Alex F. Osborn

Make
sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening. –Dorothy Sarnoff

It is
the Law that any difficulties that can come to you at any time, no matter what they are, must be exactly what you need most at the moment, to enable you to take the next step forward by overcoming them. The only real misfortune, the only real tragedy, comes when we suffer without learning the lesson. –Emmet Fox

If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. –Jack Kornfield
We can trust God for daily protection. –John D. Byers

It
wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark. –Howard Ruff
Though pride is not a virtue, it is the parent of many virtues. –M. C. Collins

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Honesty with ourselves and others gets us sober, but it is tolerance that keeps us that way. –Bill W.

Inspirations
never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action. –Brendan Francis

Always be yourself. Because the people who matter, don’t mind.
And the ones who mind, don’t matter. ~Prayables

I still have bad days. But that’s okay. I used to have bad years. –Anon
I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become. –Carl Jung

The
only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. –John Powell
I cannot change what I am unwilling to face. –James Baldwin

The art of life is to live in the present moment. –Emmet Fox

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God, help me stay alert to the lessons of today. –Melody Beattie
Change is simply a combination of growing up and gaining knowledge. –Jill Thomas

When you make a mistake, make amends immediately. –Unknown
Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind. –Eric Hoffer

One
of the greatest gifts you can give to anyone is the gift of attention. –Jim Rohn
Those who are awake live in a state of constant amazement. –Buddha

When your knees knock, kneel on them. –Unknown
God, teach me to let go of worry about money. –Melody Beattie

Worrying is praying for things you don’t want. –Anonymous
Humility leads to strength and not to weakness. –Jay McCloy

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Believe and the healing will come. –Gary Barnes
Each of us is a unique expression of God’s beauty. –Jane F. Maxwell

Any fool can know. The point is to understand. –Albert Einstein
Don’t go through life, GROW through life. –Eric Butterworth

Look
for opportunities to speak words that help and heal. –Roy Shaver
According to my experience, the principal characteristic of genuine happiness is peace, inner peace. –The Dalai Lama

When the solution is simple, God is answering. –Albert Einstein
Minutes are worth more than money. Spend them wisely. –Thomas P. Murphy

If
you haven’t forgiven yourself something, how can you forgive others? –Dolores Huerta

You
are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. –James Allen

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The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and over and over again, but expecting a different result. –Albert Einstein

Young man, the secret of my success is that at an early age I discovered I was not God. –Oliver Wendell Holmes

The most wasted day of all is that in which we have not laughed. –Sebastian Chamfort
Happiness is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it. –Brian Koslow

Yesterday is a cancelled check,
Tomorrow is a promissory note,
Today is cash in the bank.
I can do nothing to change the past except stop repeating it in the present. –Courage to Change

If you don’t like what you’re getting, change what you’re doing. –BITS & PIECES
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us. –Henry David Thoreau

Procrastination is the thief of time. –Edward Young
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. –Phyllis Diller

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Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. –Winston Churchill

To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it. –Churton Collins

They that will not be counselled cannot be helped. If you do not hear reason, she will rap you on the knuckles. –Benjamin Franklin

Don’t
give your advice before you are called upon. –Erasmus
If a man’s faith is unstable and his peace of mind troubled, his knowledge will not be perfect. –Buddhist Proverb

Let
no man presume to give advice to others that he has not first lived successfully himself. –Anonymous

People
have a way of becoming what you encourage them to be – not what you nag them to be. –S.N. Parker

An
open mind, like an open window, should be screened to keep the bugs out. –Virginia Hutchinson

Plan
purposefully. Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively. Pursue persistently. –William A. Ward

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Philosophy is a purely personal matter. A genuine philosopher’s credo is the outcome of a single complex personality; it cannot be transferred. No two persons, if sincere, can have the same philosophy. –Havelock Ellis –The Reflecting Pond/Liane Cordes.

Mistakes are the portal to discovery –James Joyce
It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop – Confucius

I can’t go back to yesterday – because I was a different person then. –Lewis Carroll
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding. –Harvey Mackay

It is the Law that any difficulties that can come to you at any time, no matter what they are, must be exactly what you need most at the moment, to enable you to take the next step forward by overcoming them.  The only real misfortune, the only real tragedy, comes when we suffer without learning the lesson. –Emmet Fox

If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else –Chinese Proverb
Be kind and merciful. Let no one ever come to you without coming away better and happier. –Mother Theresa

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The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well. –Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Fairy
tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. –Neil Gaiman

He who asks a question is a fool for a minute; he who does not remains a fool forever. –Chinese Proverb

Fate
chooses our relatives. We choose our friends. –Jacques Bossuet
Today I am living in the moment, instead of living for a moment. –Unknown

Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, start all over again. –Dorothy Fields
Nothing we learn in this world is ever wasted. –Eleanor Roosevelt

Our worth is determined by the good deeds we do, rather than by the fine emotions we feel. –Elias L, Magoon

We
must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. –Joseph Campbell

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

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Don’t try to hog loneliness and keep it all to yourself. Share it with a special someone. –Jarod Kintz

I’m very polite by nature, even the voices in my head let each other finish their sentences. –Graham Parker

Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. –M. Scott Peck

Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have. –Hyman Judah Schactel

If you judge people, you have no time to love them. –Mother Theresa

Practicing the program, I learned to trust God, not just believe in Him. –Ron C.
Let your ears hear what your mouth says. –Jewish Proverb

Seek
first to understand, then to be understood. –Stephen Covey
Listen or thy tongue will keep thee deaf. –American Indian Proverb

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How things look on the outside of us depends on how things are on the inside of us. –Parks Cousins

It
is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that things are difficult. –Seneca

You are your secrets. You are as sick as your secrets. –O. Hobart Mowrer
We’re still not where we’re going, but we’re not where we were. –Natasha Jasefowitz

I have too many flaws to be perfect, but I have too many blessings to be ungrateful. –Unknown

A keen sense of humour helps us to overlook the unbecoming, understand the unconventional, tolerate the unpleasant, overcome the unexpected, and outlast the unbearable. –Billy Graham

Like an ability or a muscle, hearing your inner wisdom is strengthened by doing it. –Robbie Gass

Anxiety
is that range of distress, which attends willing what cannot be willed. –Leslie H. Farber

Prosperity depends more on wanting what you have than having what you want. –Geoffrey F. Abert

A habit
cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time. –Mark Twain

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The creative process is a process of surrender, not control. –Julia Cameron
I have held many things in my hands and have lost them all, but whatever I placed in God’s hands I still possess. –GGDNER

Thoughts and beliefs are nothing without action –James A. Ray
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. –C.S. Lewis
The voyage of discovery lies not in finding new landscapes, but in having new eyes. –Marcel Proust

Never assume you know who I am or what I’m doing, ask me a question instead. –Carol Neilson
I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess. –unknown

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony. –Thomas Merton
Happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. –Fredrick Koeing

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Joy is the echo of God’s life in us. –Abbot Columba Mormion
It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day to day basis. –Margaret Bonnano

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart … Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. –Carl Jung

We
generally change ourselves for one of two reasons: inspiration or desperation. –Jim Rohn

The time is always right to do what is right. –Martin Luther King, Jr.
What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly. –Lao Tsu

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. –Friedrich Engels
If you judge people, you have no time to love them. –Mother Teresa

Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .” –C.S. Lewis/The Four Loves

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Your problems aren’t too big — perhaps your worship is too small. –Tommy Tenney
Life is 10% what happens to you, 90% how you react to it. –Epicurus

Life is too short to be upset by the things I cannot change –Joel Osteen
The mind that is not baffled is not employed. –Wendell Berry

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure that you seek. –Joseph Campbell
To err is human; to forgive, divine. –Alexander Pope

He who speaks sows, and he who listens harvests. –Argentinean Proverb
Everyone Smiles in the same language. –Proverb

Pain comes like the weather, but joy is a choice. –Rodney Crowell/Songwriter
God can bring showers of blessing out of storms of adversity. –unknown

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Charity sees the need, not the cause. –German proverb
You see persons and things not as they are, but as you are. –Anthony de Mello

The secret of what life’s all about, was answered by the sages:
Life’s about one day at a time; No matter what your age is. –Robert Half.

In discussing an approach to bringing about positive changes within oneself, learning is only the first step. There are other factors as well: conviction, determination, action and effort. –Dalai Lama

It is a defining moment when someone in authority finally reaches the conclusion
That leadership is not about using people—it’s about serving them. –Neil Eskelin

Until you have learned to be tolerant with those who do not always agree with you;
Until you have cultivated the habit of saying some kind word of those whom you do not admire; Until you have formed the habit of looking for the good instead of the bad there is in others; You will be neither successful nor happy. –Napoleon Hill

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If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine. –Morris West

He
who speaks sows, and he who listens harvests. –Argentinean Proverb

Right actions for the future are the best apologies for wrong ones in the past. –Tyron Edwards

Restless
, Irritable and Discontent: We don’t like change, and we’re not really happy with the way things are. –Charlie P.

The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem. –Theodore Rubin

If you are tired of getting what you are getting by doing what you are doing, then start doing what you have to do to get  what you want. If you are stuck and need help, ask someone, there is no shame is asking for help. –Michael Nelson

I can’t fix the mind I got with the mind I got. –Tom M.
The creative process is a process of surrender, not control. –Julia Cameron

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Enthusiastic people experience life from the inside out. –Nido Qubein
No one else’s opinion about me can determine my worth. –Mary Manin Morrissey

Let me tell thee, time is a very precious gift of God;
So precious that it is only given to us moment by moment. –Amelia Barr

Correction does much, but encouragement does more. –Goethe
Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy. –Howard W. Newton

Enforced morality lacks the power that comes to us when we choose to live a spiritual life. –JFT

Love
begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action. –Mother Teresa

Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible. –Norman Vincent Peale

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God’s gift to us is our life. What we do with it, is our gift to God –Unknown
The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up!! –Robert Tew

Worry drives us to prayer and prayer drives away the worry. –Eliz McJunkin
Learn to enjoy little things; there are so many of them! –unknown

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. –Abraham Lincoln
Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time. –Rabbinical Saying

When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt. ~Honore de Balzac
You never learn to swim until you are in the water –Jack Ma/Alibaba

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

Your
life is the fruit of your own doing. You have no one to blame but yourself. –Joseph Campbell

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Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths. –Joseph Campbell
The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are. –Joseph Campbell

If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you. –Zig Ziglar

If you want to earn more, learn more. –Zig Ziglar
Never let yesterday use up today. –Richard H. Nelson
You get more than you give when you give more than you get. –Unknown

As long as you are seeking to find happiness somewhere, you are overlooking where true happiness is. –Gangaji

As
long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Let go
I feel so scared – Let go
I am so worried – Just let go
I am so angry – Please let go
My insanity keeps growing -I beseech thee to just let go
I am so peaceful
Thank you, you let it go

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The deeds you do today may be the only sermon some people will hear today. –St. Francis of Assisi

Don’t
ever confuse the two, your life and your work. The second is only a part of the first. –Anna Quindlen

Life’s not about expecting, hoping and wishing, it’s about doing, being and becoming. –Mike Dooley

A bird
that you set free may be caught again, but a word that escapes your lips will not return. –Jewish Proverb

Live
life to the fullest and make the best of what today has to offer without worry and fear of what tomorrow might bring. –unknown

Positive
Attitudes — optimism, high self-esteem, and outgoing nature, joyousness, and the ability to cope with stress — when established early in life, may be the most important basis for continued good health. –Helen Hayes

God will never give you more than you and Him together can handle. –unknown
As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others. –Audrey Hepburn

If you drink at the bad news you got today, you’ll never know you could get through it without drinking. –unknown

Do
all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can. –John Wesley

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Every single act of love releases blocked energy in your body. Unconditional love heals the body and the mind. Keep reminding yourself of this truth until it becomes your reality. Love is a frequency that you can choose to tune into, just as you tune into a frequency on the radio. –Wayne Dyer

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside of us while we live. –Norman Cousins

Worry
is like a rocking chair it gives you something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere. –Dorothy Galyean

There’s as much risk in doing nothing as in doing something. –Trammell Crow
Look at the post as a bullet. Once it’s fired it’s finished. –Catherine Bauby

Don’t live in the past…you have already been there. –unknown
Fall seven times, stand up eight. –Japanese Proverb

There
are really only 2 choices: worry or trust God. –unknown
I’m Not All-Right, and You’re Not All-Right, But That’s Okay—THAT’S All-Right –Ernest Kurtz
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The miracle of gratitude is that it shifts your perception to such an extent that it changes the world you see. –Dr. Robert Holden

When we feel trapped or pressured, it takes great spiritual and emotional strength to be honest. –JFT p.81

Look
back and be grateful, look ahead and be hopeful, look around and be helpful. –unknown

Never
think that God’s delays are God’s denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius. –George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon

The first step identifies the problem.
The second step identifies the solution.
The third step identifies the action. –unknown

When
I came into AA all I could say was, “I know” and “yeah but…”
Then I got a sponsor who said, “You don’t know, and there are no buts!” –unknown

When I live in the past, I live in regret.
When I live in the future, I live in fear.
When I stay in the NOW, everything’s always okay. –Joan T.

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From a little spark comes a great fire. –Polish Proverb
Expectation is the greatest impediment to living. In anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today. –Seneca

God is the I of my being, the I am – not my personal mind or power or understanding – the I am of me, the very I or spiritual selfhood of me. God is part of each human being. All of God’s spirit is the human spirit. All of God’s supply is the human supply. All of God’s love is human love. Why?… Because I and he Father are one, and all that the Father has is mine. –Invisible Supply/Joel Goldsmith

Truth like supply is invisible is inaudible. You will never see Truth, nor will you ever hear Truth. Truth is within you. Truth is spirit, and Truth is God. –Invisible Supply/Joel Goldsmith

Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace. –Buddha
Do not fear going forward slowly; fear only to stand still. –Chinese Proverb

The only fool bigger than the person who knows it all is the person who argues with him. –Stanislaw Jerszy Lec

Without
forgiveness life is governed… by an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation. –Robert Assaglioli

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If we don’t claim shame, it claims us. –Brené Brown
Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. –John Wooden

There
is nothing permanent except change. –Heraclitus
Jealousy is all the fun you think they had. –Erica Jong

Yesterday is a cancelled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have — so spend it wisely. –Kay Lyons

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

All time spent angry is time lost being happy. –Mexican Proverb
No one has ever done anything too bad to be forgiven. –Ruth Sheppard

One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things. –Henry Miller

Remember
always that you have not only the right to be an individual; you have an obligation to be one. –Eleanor Roosevelt

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To cure jealousy is to see it for what it is, a dissatisfaction with self. –Joan Didion
As a moth gnaws a garment, so doeth envy consume a man. –St. John Chrysostom

It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so. –Unknown

It is
not discomfort we have an issue with. It is our resistance to discomfort that is the issue. Great things never come from our comfort zones. –Odette Artime

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

There
is only one meaning of life: the act of living itself. –Erich Fromm

Life is a gift … open it every day. –Unknown
Remembrance/Veterans Day; We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. – Cynthia Ozick

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. –John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Courage
is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die. –G.K. Chesterton

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When shall we live if not now? –M. F. K. Fisher
With each sunrise, we start anew. –Anonymous

There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they’re necessary to reach the places we’ve chosen to go. –Richard Bach

The door of opportunity won’t open unless you do some pushing. –Anonymous
Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit. Talk about your joys! –Rita Schiano

And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good. –John Steinbeck
Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

We
must become the change we want to see –Ghandi
There is no path to peace. Peace is the path. –Mahatma Gandhi

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Each one has to find his peace from within –Mahatma Gandhi
I am the black sheep of the family. I came to Alcoholics Anonymous and found the rest of the herd. –Anon

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. –W.T. Purkiser
It’s a great day to have a great day –Surfer, Patrick Gadauskas

Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want. –Dan Stanford
What you are is God’s gift to you, What you do with yourself is your gift to God. –Unknown

A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on. –Carl Sandburg
Remember that your children are not your own, but are lent to you by the Creator. –Native American Proverb

All cruelty springs from weakness. –Seneca
Nothing is enough to the man for whom enough is too little. –Epicurus

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You are free and that is why you are lost. –Franz Kafka
Pain is never permanent. –Saint Theresa of Avila

Faith is the only known cure for fear. –Lena K. Sadler
Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect. –Margaret Mitchell

Love is the master key which opens the gates of happiness. –Oliver Wendell Holmes
Love is the only thing you get more of by giving it away. –Tom Wilson

The right word spoken at the right time sometimes achieves miracles. –unknown
Patience is the key to paradise. –Turkish proverb

Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful. –Annette Funicello
People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges. –Joseph Fort Newton

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To love others, we must first learn to love ourselves. –Anonymous
Don’t stare at the steps of success – step up the stairs. –American Proverb

To most of us the real life is the life we do not lead. –Oscar Wilde
Life isn’t an answer, life is the question, and you, yourself, are the answer. –Ursula K. LeGuin

A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work. –Bit & Pieces
It is in the silence of the heart that God speaks. –Mother Teresa

Real thanksgiving is thanks-living. –Anon
We don’t need more to be thankful for, we need to be more thankful. –Anon

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

He
who asks a question is a fool for a minute; He who does not remains a fool forever. –Chinese Proverb

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Silence is also a form of speech. –West Africa Proverb
What’s a man’s first duty? The answer is brief: To be himself. –Henrik Ibsen

We must let go of the life we have planned; So as to accept the one that is waiting for us. –Joseph Campbell

It
doesn’t take a lot of strength to hang on. It takes a lot of strength to let go. –J. C. Watts

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. –Erich Fromm
You can only live to be so old, then you gotta let go. –Karl Pilkington

If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans for the day. –unknown
A positive attitude is like a fire: Unless you continue to add fuel, it goes out. –Alexander Lockhart

Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God. –Mary Manin Morrissey

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The sweetest of all sounds is praise. –Xenophon
Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .” –C.S. Lewis

God will heal your broken heart if you give Him all the pieces. –unknown
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. –Dr. Seuss

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and in reach of every hand. –Mother Teresa
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. –Epictetus

Nothing changes if nothing changes. –unknown
Take your problems to God, then take God to your problems. –unknown

What appears to be your biggest problem in life may disguise your greatest opportunity. –Brian Tracy

Resentment
is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. –Cindy Clabough

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It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts. –Jean Rostand
The first step to knowledge is to know that we are ignorant. –Lord David Cecil

The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk. –Joseph Joubert
How we were never kept us from becoming who we wanted to be. –Karen Casey

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. –Mother Teresa. Your future depends on many things but mostly on you.–Frank Tyger

All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

He
is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has. –Henry Ward Beecher

We have to do the best we can. This is our sacred human responsibility. –Albert Einstein
To love another person is to see the face of God. –Victor Hugo

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. –Carlos Castaneda

There
is no such thing as gratitude unexpressed. If it is unexpressed, it is plain, old-fashioned ingratitude. –Robert Brault

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Destroying pride — man becomes endearing;
Destroying anger — man gets rid of sorrow;
Destroying desire — man acquires peace;
Destroying greed — man achieves happiness. –Satya Sai Baba

The smarter a man is, the more he needs God to protect him from thinking he knows everything. –George Webb/PIMA

It
has been said that our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; but only empties today of its strength. –Charles Haddon Spurgeon

A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner. –English Proverb
Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it. –William Durant

Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible. –Norman Vincent Peale

History
has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heart-breaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats. –B. C. Forbes

Fear less, hope more;
Whine less, breathe more;
Talk less, say more;
Hate less, love more;
And all good things are yours. –Swedish Proverb

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Take the first step in faith.
You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. –Martin Luther King Jr.

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. –Helen Keller
People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do. –unknown

Gifts
To your friend – loyalty;
To your enemy – forgiveness;
To your boss – service;
To a child – a good example;
To your parents – gratitude and devotion;
To your mate – love and faithfulness;
To all men and women – love;
To God – your life.
–unknown

There is no coming to consciousness without pain. –Carl Jung
The heart is wiser than the intellect. –Josiah Holland (1819-1881)

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When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. –Franklin D. Roosevelt
One of the great gifts of sobriety is learning to see beauty in things not always with the eyes, but with the feeling of the heart. –Shelley

You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. –Kahlil Gibran

The human contribution is the essential ingredient. It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live. –Ethel Percy Andrus

Productive prayer requires earnestness, not eloquence.  –Anon.
A truly great person is the one who gives you a chance. –Paul Duffy

The surest way to drive out the darkness is to bring in the light. –unknown
All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. –Walt Disney

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Serenity isn’t freedom from the storm; it is peace within the storm. –unknown
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. –John Quincy Adams

Your problems aren’t too big — perhaps your worship is too small. –Tommy Tenney
We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. –Frederick Keonig

To cure jealousy is to see it for what it is, a dissatisfaction with self. –Joan Didion
As a moth gnaws a garment, so doeth envy consume a man. –St. John Chrysostom

If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours –HASEC
Learn to Let Go. That is the key to happiness. –Buddha

Kindness in giving creates love. –Lao-tzu
The world is filled with nice people. If you can’t find one, be one. –Unknown

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There is no higher religion than human service.
To work for the common good is the greatest creed. –Albert Schweitzer

Worry is like a rocking chair—it gives you something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere. –Unknown

Today
, I will focus on what’s right about me. I will give myself some of the caring I’ve extended to the world. –Melody Beattie

The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next. –Mignon McLaughlin

Cease
to inquire what the future has in store, and take as a gift whatever the day brings forth. –Horace

What worn-out shticks are blinding you to the blessings that life is conspiring to give you? –Rob Brezsny

Material
success may result in the accumulation of possessions; but only spiritual success will enable you to enjoy them. –Nido Qubein

Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you. –Rob Gilbert
Smiles are contagious. See if you can infect someone today. –unknown

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Patience is needed with everyone, but first of all with ourselves. –Saint Francis De Sales
It is a sign of strength, not of weakness, to admit that you don’t know all the answers. –John P. Loughrane

Miracles are not just extraordinary occurrences. They are also small simple things that are often overlooked. Take the time today to notice one. –unknown

Just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them to; Doesn’t mean they don’t love you the best way they know how. –Unknown

Tell me, I’ll forget;
Show me, I’ll remember;
Engage me; I’ll understand.

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. –Friedrich Engels
If you judge people, you have no time to love them. –Mother Teresa

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Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .” –C.S. Lewis/The Four Loves

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The human spirit rings with hope at the sound of an encouraging word. –unknown

The
purpose of life is a life of purpose. –Robert Byrne
Extremists think that ‘communication’ means agreeing with them. –Leo Rosten

Life is the dancer and you are the dance. –Eckhart Tolle
Many people are so concerned with adding days to their life that they forget to add life to their days. –Harriet Meyerson

The Oxford group wanted to save the world, and I only wanted to save drunks –Bill W.

The past has no power over the present moment. –Eckhart Tolle
Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be. –Eckhart Tolle

I haven’t understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it. –Igor Stravinsky
By fighting, you never get enough, but by yielding, you get more than you expected. –Lawrence G. Lovasik

One extends one’s limits only by exceeding them. –M. Scott Peck
Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind.
The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind. –HENRY JAMES

Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time.
Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. –M. Scott Peck

We cannot solve life’s problems except by solving them. –M. Scott Peck
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually. –M. Scott Peck

Expectation is the greatest impediment to living. In anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today. –Seneca
The more you teach positive ideas to others, the better you learn them yourself. –Brian Tracy

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When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt.” ~Honore de Balzac

Shame says because I am flawed I am unacceptable. Grace says that though I am flawed I am cherished. Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can. –John Wesley

Much of life is spiritually unexplored country. Change is not easy, but it’s absolutely unavoidable.

It is not enough that we do our best; Sometimes we must do what is required. –Winston S. Churchill

The Irish treat a joke as a serious thing, and a serious thing as a joke. –Sean O’Casey
I’m very polite by nature, even the voices in my head let each other finish their sentences. –Graham Parker

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