Your Favourite Words of Wisdom If you have a favourite saying or if you'd like to share some wise words, please send them in from Rebecca "Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding." Khalil Gibran from Dean "So you can walk on water? You are no better than a twig floating on a puddle. You can fly through the air? You are no better than this gnat buzzing around my head. Master your own heart then maybe you can be somebody." Arabic wisdom from 500BC from Karen "I’ve learned that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different. I’ve learned that you cannot make someone love you, all you can do is be someone who can be loved ." Anon from Janice "There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth - we are all crew." Marshall McLuan from Emma "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." Anon from Sunshine B "A human being is a part of a whole, called by us 'universe', a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to

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Your Favourite Words of Wisdom

If you have a favourite saying or if you'd like to share some wise words, please send them in

from Rebecca "Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding." Khalil Gibran

from Dean "So you can walk on water? You are no better than a twig floating on a puddle.You can fly through the air? You are no better than this gnat buzzing around my head.Master your own heart then maybe you can be somebody." Arabic wisdom from 500BC

from Karen "I’ve learned that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.I’ve learned that you cannot make someone love you, all you can do is be someone who can be loved ." Anon

from Janice "There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth - we are all crew." Marshall McLuan

from Emma "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." Anon

from Sunshine B "A human being is a part of a whole, called by us 'universe', a part limited in time and space.He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." Einstein

from Maria "It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship.Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment,it will not be created for years or even generations." Khalil Gibran

from Sylvia 

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" Live by the 3 R'sR espect for selfR espect for othersR esponsibility for all your actionsWhen you lose, don’t lose the lessonRemember that not getting what you want in life can be a wonderful stroke of luckJudge your success by what you had to give in order to get itApproach love and cooking with reckless abandon ." Dalai Lama

from Fatima "The purpose of man is to live, not to exist." Jack London

from Mary "The measure of love is to love without measure." Saint Augustine

from Withanee "There is more to life than increasing it's speed." Mahatma Gandhi

from Audrey "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." Dom Helder Camara

from M "Work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt, and dance like no one is watching." Satchel Paige

from Jenz "The earth on which we live silently remembers the catastrophies of our history; but if we listen to the silence of the earth it will remind us of the fate of those who lived before us, and from whose suffering we may yet learn." Anon

from Jan's Dad "Knows but doesn't know he knows... asleep, wake him up.Knows he doesn't know... teach him, good man.Doesn't know he doesn't know... a fool, avoid him.Knows he knows... wise, follow him... " Anon

from Gary "Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are." Chinese Proverb

from Daniel "To be great, be whole; exclude nothing, exaggerate nothing that is you.Be whole in everything. Put all you are into the smallest thing you do.The whole moon gleams in every pool, it rides so high." Ricardo Reis, Fernando Pessoa

from Debra "As nightfall does not come all at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we must all be aware of changes in the air, however slight, lest we become

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unwitting victims of the darkness" Justice William O. Douglas

from Laura "I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life, as by the obstacles overcome whilst trying to succeed" Booker T Washington

from Dianne "To Speak or NOT to SpeakIf it is not truthful and not helpful don't say itIf it is Truthful and not helpful don't say it.If it is Not truthful and helpful don't say itIf it is both Truthful and Helpful ...Wait for the right time" Buddhist Quote

from Than "Roots are the branches down in the earth. Branches are roots in the air.""The roots below the earth claim no rewards for making the branches fruitful."Stray Birds by Rabindranath Tagore

from Abby "However great the hardshipPursue with firmness the happy ending " The Tirukkural

from Gena "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong " Mahatma Gandhi"Life must be understood backward. But it must be lived forward " Soren Kierkegaard

from Ashlyn "The greatest freedom of all - is not having the fear of losing" Unknown"Failure is not in falling down, it's in not getting up again" Unknown

from Janek Czekaj "If you’re going through hell, keep going!" Winston Churchill 

from Sarah Bitove "Peace will come when we replace the love of power with the power of love." Sri Chinmoy 

from Nina M "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph.....is for good men to do nothing." Winston Churchill 

from Isil Tinuviel "You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him learn it within himself." Galileo 

from Skip "Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them." Albert Enstein 

from Martin Sharpe 

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"The pioneers of peace are the young people who refuse to take up arms." Albert Enstein 

from Marian Killoran "People are illogical, unreasonable and self-centered. Love them anyway.If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Do good anyway.If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.The biggest persons with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest persons with the smallest minds. Think big anyway.People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs. Fight for a few underdogs anyway.What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.People really need help, but may attack you if you do help them. Help them anyway.Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway.."The Paradoxical Commandments! by Kent M. Keith 

from Warbull "Silence is the Mother of Truth, for the silent man was ever to be trusted, while the man ever ready with speech was never taken seriously." Chief Luther Standing Bear, (Teton Sioux) 

from Luisa Mariana Correa Gomez "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." Oscar Wilde 

from Andrea Carpenter"I am not afraid of storms, for I have learned how to sail my ship." Louisa May Alcott 

from Joy Leigh"The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers and cities,But to know someone who thinks and feels with us,And who, though distant, is close to us in spirit,This makes the earth for us, an inhabited garden." Goethe

from Samantha Gray"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead." Louisa May Alcott"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." Mark Twain"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect." Mark Twain

from Tiffany Gainer"Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death." Harold Wilson

from Don Smith"The moment the slave resolves that he will no longer be a slave, his fetters fall. Freedom and slavery are mental states." Mahatma Gandhi

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from DMS"Be excellent to each other." Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

from Janice Timms"Press On!Nothing can take the place of perseverance.Talent will not. Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.Genius will not. Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.Education will not. The world is full of educated derelicts.Persistance and determination alone are omnipotent.This slogan "Press On" has solved, always will solve, the problems of the human race." Calvin Coolidge, 30th U.S. President

from Belinda Spalding"Making miracles is hard work, most people give up before they happen." Sheryl Crow

from Martha Buchanan"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." W. B. Yeats"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." Alvin Toffler

from Lori DiMattia"I will be walking in the middle of your soul." Oklahoma Cherokee love incantation 

from Deborah Dinzes"Never underestimate the power of a few committed people to change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead

from Sandi Hill"Remember you were not put on this earth because you deserved to be here. You were put on this earth to smell the roses." Anon"I don't deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either." Jack Benny

from Icon"Let the beauty we love be what we do." Rumi

from Sandra Burke"The past is fascinating but it's where to learn from, the future is where we want to live." Unknown

from Chellie Price"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift." Albert Einstein"Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love." Albert Einstein

from Virginia"The greatness of a nation and it's moral progress can be judged by the way it's animals are treated." Mahatma Gandhi

from Sophie B

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"When elephants fight, ants get killed." Cambodian Proverb

from Serginso"War what is it good for? It's good for business." Billy Bragg

from Henry Hernandez"People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; forgive them anyway.If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; be kind anyway.If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; be honest and frank anyway.You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; it was never between you and them anyway." Mother Theresa

from Hunter“Many things in life will catch your eye but few will catch your heart... Pursue those” Anon

from FSP"A mind that has been stretched will never return to it's original dimension." Albert Einstein

from Ann Vallins"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." Aesop

from Maxine Wan"I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as a fraud" Jung

from Anne Skelly"Nothing is worth more than this day." Goethe"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain." Kahlil Gibran"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." Mahatma Gandhi"Driving ambition is the last refuge of the failure." Oscar Wilde

from Lisa Anne Romano"Words have wings... so speak good things." Anon

from bastgirl"May you live a thousand years, and I a thousand less one day, that I might never know the world without you." Hungarian Proverb

from Michael Wade"People only get lost in thought because it is unfamiliar territory." Paul Fix"You can make more friends in two months by becoming more interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you." Dale Carnegie"Character is doing the right thing when nobody is looking." J. C. Watts"Love means to love that which is unloveable. Otherwise it is no virtue at all." G. K. Chesterton"Sometimes nothing is so soothing as an uninterrupted whine, followed by a warm bath of sympathy." Unknown

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from Pisces chic"Dreams are essential to life." Anais Nin"It is much more difficult to judge oneself than to judge others. If you succeed in judging yourself rightly, than you are indeed a man of true wisdom." Antoine de Saint-Exupery"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." Antoine de Saint-Exupery"To revel in the wonders of life, to think, to remember, to dream - this is to know happiness." Giancarlo Di Gratsi "This world is but a canvas to our imaginations." Henry David Thoreau"I've dreamt dreams in my life that have stayed with me ever after." Emily Bronte

from SugarKane"Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Whenever men or women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must - at that moment - become the center of the universe." Elie Wiesel (holocaust survivor)

from Tarah"The only thing I know, is that I know nothing." Socrates

from Pete Duncan"Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a heaven for?" Robert Browning

from Cynthia Gusman"Do or do not there is no try." Yoda, Star Wars

from Tanya"Life is a cycle, always in motion, if good times have moved on so will times of trouble!" Indian Proverb

from Eileen Day"If you see someone without a smile... give them one of yours!" Author unknown

from Pam"I love friends, I want more friends. I love smiles. That is a fact. How to develop smiles? There are a variety of smiles. Some smiles are sarcastic. Some smiles are artificial - diplomatic smiles. These smiles do not produce satisfaction, but rather fear or suspicion. But a genuine smile gives us hope, freshness. If we want a genuine smile, then first we must produce the basis for a smile to come." The Dalai Lama

from Steph Garner"The best things in life are not things." Author unknown

from Mary"Be good to yourself 'cause nobody else has the power to make you happy." George Michael

from Leon"When you've seen beyond yourself - then you may find peace of mind, is waiting there

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- And the time will come when you see we're all one, and life flows on within you and without you." Within You Without You' by George Harrison (The Beatles)

from Melanie"Peace is not a season... it is a way of life. When the spirit of Peace becomes a part of our lives, everyday will be Christmas and every night will hold the promise of dawn." An old Christmas card

from Jeep"Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and stars; you have a right to be here, and whether or not it is clear to you; no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should." 'Desiderata', Max Ehrmann

from Melanie"Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before." Mae West "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." The Dalai Lama"If you cannot be kind, at least have the decency to be vague." Unknown

from Wanda Sommerfield"Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun every year." Unknown

from Mark"To me it seems that to give happiness is a far nobler goal than to attain it: and that what we exist for is much more a matter of relations to others than a matter of individual progress: much more a matter of helping others to heaven than of getting there ourselves." Lewis Carroll

from Inderjit Singh Pungi "Life is like a finger, pointing to the Moon. If you look at the finger... you will miss all the heavenly glory." Enter the Dragon, Bruce Lee tells his pupil

from Barbara Schmidt"Humility is not a punishment. It is a Virtue." Anon

from Steve Cheshire"Stand facing the sun and the shadows fall behind you." from a school blackboard in Whitby

from Angela Lambert"Accept me as I am, so that I may learn what I become." Anonymous

from Suzie"To the world you are someone, but to someone you are the world." Unknown

from Christine"Hold on to what is good, even if it is a handful of earth. And hold on to what you believe, even if it is a tree which stands by itself. Hold on to what you must do, even if it is a long way from here. Hold on to life, even when it is easier to let go. Hold on to my

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hand, even when I have gone away from you." Pueblo Verse

from Donna"It is a brave and honest person who can stand apart from the masses and openly challenge its most treasured beliefs." Donna Evans

from Susan Walsh"When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall - think of it, ALWAYS." Mahatma Gandhi

from Stacy Demko"Friendship with the upright, with the truthful and with the well informed is beneficial. Friendship with those who flatter, with those who are meek and who compromise with principles, and with those who talk cleverly is harmful." Confucius

from Kristy Emery"It's OK to have butterflies in your stomach. Just get them to fly in formation." Helen Keller

from Jeep Hammar"Be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others; even the dull and ignorant. They, too, have their story." Author unknown - dated 1692.

from Becky"The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world is to be in reality what we appear to be." Socrates"The only true failure in life is to stop trying." Author Unknown"The possibility that we may fail in the struggle should not deter us from supporting a cause we believe to be just." Abraham Lincoln"The man who moved a mountain is the one who started taking away the small stones." Old Chinese Proverb

from F General"Mistrust all in whom the desire to punish is imperative." Goethe

Maxine Wan"I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as a fraud." Carl Jung

from Ben"Follow your dreams and pursue them with courage." Unknown

from Clare"And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now.Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, evolve some distant day into the answer." Rainer Maria Rilke

from Marnie Griffin"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." Albert Einstein

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"If you can't be a good example, you'll have to be a terrible warning." Catherine Aird"Age and treachery will always win out over youth and skill." Fridge Magnet

Lisa Anne Romano"Words have wings - so speak good things." Anonymous

from Winston Hazel"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got." Susan Jeffries

from Lisa Satchwell"Laugh, share some happiness with the world. God knows we all have problems, believe that sometimes it pays to act like a fool to make someone else happy!" Anon

from Marie MacFarlane"If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it. This you have the power to revoke." Marcus Aurelius

from Jud Morrison"Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup." Unknown

from Kendall C Ebert"The rainbow would not be without first the rain." D Donche Jr

from Melissa Field"Into every life a little rain must fall." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow"You will never possess what you are unwilling to pursue." Mike Murdock"It is never too late to be what you might have been." George Eliot"We are each of us responsible for the evil we may have prevented." James Martineau"Don't chase your dreams, catch them." Unknown

from Joanna Peake"To live at all is miracle enough." Mervyn Peake

from Fred Decker"The caterpillar does not understand the butterfly." Unknown

from Sheila Warnock"The trouble with being in the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat." Lily Tomlin"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." Leo Tolstoy"Experience is the toughest teacher because she gives the test first, and then the lesson." Unknown"It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it." Somerset Maugham"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us." Ralph Waldo Emerson"I never take counsel of my fears." General George Patton"You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can only decide how

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you're going to live. Now." Joan Baez"I always knew that one day I would take this road but yesterday I did not know today would be the day." Nagarjuna"I am still learning." Michelangelo"Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want." Margaret Young

from Nikhil Kulkarni"Arise, awake and don't stop until the goal is achieved." Swami Vivekananda

from Kimberly Taylor"I set my star so high that I would constantly be in motion toward it." Sidney Poitier

from Angela"You can tell a great deal about a society by the way they treat their elderly, their prisoners and their pets." Unknown

from Alice Foulkes "By perseverance the snail reached the Ark." Charles Spurgeon

from Laura L. Hirschfeld"To life's simple pleasures, and its finer things: may we always have the wisdom to appreciate all of the former, and the means to afford a few of the latter." Laura L. Hirschfeld

from Melanie PorterMuddy Water Days"These are muddy water days, but upstream the brook runs clear and sparkles in the sunlight. So give me my oars and I shall paddle us there." Melanie Porter

from Michael Wade"People only get lost in thought because it is unfamiliar territory." Paul Fix"You can make more friends in 2 months by becoming more interested in other people than you can in 2 years by trying to get people interested in you." Dale Carnegie"Character is doing the right thing when nobody is looking." J. C. Watts"Love means to love that which is unloveable. Otherwise it is no virtue at all." G. K. Chesterton"Sometimes nothing is so soothing as an uninterrupted whine, followed by a warm bath of sympathy." Unknown

from Caz"Now is a rushing river. There are those who would hug the shore, but there is no shore. Push off into the stream. Hold your head above the frey. See who else is in the midst of things, and celebrate." Native American saying

from Countrylands"Nothing has any power over me other than that which I give it through my concious thoughts." Anthony Robbins"For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward." Jim Rohn"He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier

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still" Lao-Tzu

from Lauren Macaulay"Worry about the things you can control..." James R. Macaulay

from Eric Hobden"Freedom is necessary for honesty, honesty for integrity, integrity for power, power for creativity, and all of them for intimacy." Sonia Johnson

from Lee Calladine"Think of all the beauty still left around us and be happy." Anne Frank

from Jane Rose"History is dedicated to those who went before us, so that, upon reflection, we can learn from them, without repeating their mistakes, experiencing or inflicting their pain." Anon

from Derrick"All of us are stars and deserve the right to twinkle." Marilyn Monroe

from Kristy Emery"'Come to the edge', he said. They said, 'We are afraid.''Come to the edge', he said. They came. He pushed them. And they flew." Guillaume Appolinaire"It's OK to have butterflies in your stomach. Just get them to fly in formation." Helen Keller"Man needs a little madness - Or else he never dare cut the rope and be free." Unknown

from Becky"Only those who risk going too far can possibly know how far they can really go." T.S. Eliot"The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world is to be in reality what we appear to be." Socrates"The only true failure in life is to stop trying." Unknown"The possibility that we may fail in the struggle should not deter us from supporting a cause we believe to be just." Abraham Lincoln"The man who moved a mountain is the one who started taking away the small stones." Old Chinese Proverb

from Kate"Fall down seven times, get up eight." Unknown

from Stacy Demko"Friendship with the upright, with the truthful and with the well informed is beneficial. Friendship with those who flatter, with those who are meek and who compromise with principles, and with those who talk cleverly is harmful." Confucius

from Rebecca Donaldson"An extraordinary person is just an ordinary person doing the right thing." Claud Moutray (Rebecca's Father)

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from Satnam Hothi"Opening one's heart can be accomplished either surgically or spiritually" Unknown

from Robyn Jackson"To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground." Stephen R Covey

from Dixie-Lee Whiteman"A hundred years from now it will not matter the sort of house I lived in, what my bank account was, or the car I drove...but the world may be a better place because I was important in the life of a child or one of God's creatures on this earth." Anon"Be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea, you're off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting - So...get on your way!" Dr Seuss"It takes a special kind of person to fight back." Terry Pratchett"If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals." J K Rowling

from Kristen Orloski"Teach love, for that is what you are." George Eliot"What do we live for if not to make life less difficult for each other?" George Eliot"Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of thier passion." Martha Graham"The meaning of life is to find your gift, the purpose of life is to give it away." Joy J. Golliver"And you learn...That you really can endure..that you really do have strength..That you really can endure..and you learn... and you learn... and you learn....with every goodbye you learn." Hannah Price"One touch is worth 10,000 words." Harold Bloomfield

from Corrin Halin"The turtle only makes progress when it's neck is stuck out" Rollo May"Now I become myself, it's taken many years and places, I have been dissolved and shaken, worn other peoples faces ..." Mary Sarton

from John Arnold"To acknowledge, to accept, and to forgive one's parents - both what they gave and what they did not give, both one's dependence upon them and one's independence of them - is the ultimate hallmark of maturity: a perception as valid for institutions as for individuals." Ernest Kurtz

from Grace Wynne-Jones"To be young, really young, takes a very long time." Pablo Picasso

from Gillian Graham"If you live your life out of memory, you live out of your history. That's what once was. If you live out of your imagination, you live out of your potential. That's what can be." Unknown"Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of others, but from doing something worthwhile." Wilfred Grenfell"We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just leave it in the cupboard and think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it, to really look after it and nurture it." John Lennon

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"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter." e e cummings"The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves." Victor Hugo"Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right." Isaac Asimov"The way to love anything is to realise it might be lost." G K Chesterton"People do not lack strength; they lack will." Victor Hugo"Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the self-same well from which your laughter arises was often-times filled with your tears." Kahlil Gibran"The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping." Claudius Claudianus"Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you." Frank Tyger

from Kaleb Sanders"The longest day you'll ever have is only 24 hours long." Author unknown

from Anne"Disappointment is simply a dream that doesn’t want to become a reality." Richard Wilkins "Miracles start to happen when you give as much energy to your dreams as you do to your fears." Richard Wilkins "The imagination is a dream factory of which realities are a by-product."Richard Wilkins "Wonderful things start to happen when you dream outside of your sleep." Richard Wilkins

from Ellya Hafidzah"If you want to be happy, Be." Author unknown

from Dominique de Cruz"A smile costs nothing, but gives much." Anon"A moral sensible and well-bred man will not affront me, and no other can." Author unknown"Were it not better to forget, than to remember and regret." Author unknown"He that would govern others, first should be the master of himself." Author unknown"Ignorance pardons nothing, but explains much." Author unknown

from Patricia AndersenA very practical statement from a committed civil rights activist. When asked if he wasn't discouraged after thrity years of activism to make social change and nothing had yet changed he answered: "What else should I have been doing, playing golf? Social activism is a way of life, not a project." Ralph Kricker

from Stacy Clark"You cannot always be torn in two. You will have to be one and whole, for many years. You have so much to enjoy and to be, and to do." J R Tolkein"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea." Antoine de Saint-Exupery "There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarrely inexeplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened." Douglas Adams

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"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind." William James "Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow." Goethe "It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." J K Rowling "A man is but a product of his thoughts; what he thinks, that he becomes." Mohandas K. Gandhi "The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." Eden Phillpotts"Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground." Author unknown

from Timothy Le"I ask God: 'How much time do I have left?' and God replies: 'Enough to make a difference'." Author unknown"You should not worry about whether you are going to live or die; you should worry about whether you are doing right or wrong." Ernest Hemingway

from Julie Hull"Happiness is a way of travelling, not a destination." Author unknown

from Elaine Rogers"According to recognised aerotechnical tests, the bumblebee cannot fly because of the shape and weight of his body in relation to the total wing area. But the bumblebee doesn't know this, so he goes ahead and flies anyway." Anon"We are each of us angels with only one wing. And we can only fly embracing each other." Luciano de Crescenzo"Learn to bend. It's better than breaking." Leo Buscaglia"We are one, after all, you and I, together we suffer, together exist, and forever will recreate each other." Teilhard de Chardin

from S. Reifer"Because of the interconnectedness of all minds, affirming a positive vision may be a bout the most sophisticated action any one of us can take." Willis Harman, President, The Institute of Noetic Sciences

from Efy Leonardi"There is no love where there is no will" Mahatma Gandhi

from Margaret Valentine"It is important to honour our beginings, to remember that we matter, and that we have a place in this world that no one else has." Anon

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

from Liz Beatty"Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs from climbing it." Author unknown"Life is tough, but I am tougher." Author unknown

from Amanda Nolan

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"Never judge your sucess by how high up the ladder you get, judge it by how high you bounce when you fall off and hit the bottom." Anon

from Donna Shoemaker"If you always do what you've always doneYou'll always be where you are right now." Unknown

from Michelle Brown"Listen to your heart. Because, wherever your heart is, that is where you'll find your treasure." Paulo Coelho

from Lynn Rockwell"And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, then you risk even more." Erica Jong

from Debbie EvansIf throughout the unguarded moment of the eveningSadness has crept into your heart,Let it sail away with the setting sun,Because tonight is gods night for peacemaking. Anon

from Winston GriffinBackgrounds and circumstances my affect on who we are.But we are responsible for who we become. Unknown

from Michelle MurrayThey know enough who know how to learn. Henry AdamsGive me a firm place to stand and I will move the earth. ArchimedesThe first proof of a well-ordered mind is to be able to pause and linger within itself. SenecaLittle minds are wounded by the smallest things. La RochefoucauldThe fox condemns the trap, not himself. William BlakeHaving a backbone is admirable. But don't forget your neck sticks out one end. WGPAsk yourself always: how can this be done better? GC LichtenbergLife is rather like a tin of sardines. We're all of us looking for the key. Alan BennettBabies are the nicest way of all to start making people. WGPDo what you can, with what you have, where you are. Theodore RooseveltOne of the most important things in families, both for children and spouses, is never to close off possibilities. Hazel HawkeThe future influences the present just as much as the past. Friedrich Nietzsche

from Ginnie Hart"Believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance and trust that in this love there is a strength and a blessing, out beyond which you do not have to step in order to go very far."Rilke

from Kathryn Alicia Shershun "If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one that you are living. Wherever you are - if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment that life within you all the time." Joseph Campbell

from Valerie J. Hoerup

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"The gift is not how much you ARE loved, the gift is how much you are ABLE TO love." Unknown

from Sue Stacey"To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else." Emily Dickinson

from Holly Sellings"How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something, but to be someone." Coco Chanel"The real marriage of true minds is for any two people to possess a sense of humour or irony pitched in exactly the same key." Edith Wharton"Creativity is seeing what everyone sees and thinking what no one else has thought of before." Anon

from Susie"In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill." Winston Churchill

from Ravi Kapoor"We take it for granted we know the whole story - We judge a book by its cover and read what we want between selected lines." W. Axl Rose"Sir," I said to the universe, "I exist!""That," said the universe, "creates no sense of obligation in me whatsoever." Douglas Adams, Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy.

from Kitty Latham"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor touched but are felt in the heart." Helen Keller

from Lee Calladine"Think of all the beauty still left around us and be happy." Anne Frank

from Jane Rose"History is dedicated to those who went before us, so that, upon reflection, we can learn from them, without repeating their mistakes, experiencing or inflicting their pain." Anon

from Derrick"All of us are stars and deserve the right to twinkle." Marilyn Monroe

from Trish Powers"Elephants are nice but chocolate is better." Antonia aged 4

from Elena Brower"Act mindfully. Accept entirely. Move strongly. Think softly. Speak beautifully. Live simply. Love completely." Anon

from Sue Needham"Love just doesn't sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, re-made all the time, made new." Ursula Le Guin

from Steve Kesten

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"Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana." Groucho Marx

from Fiona Baldwin"If you love something... set it free.If it returns... you never lost it.If it disappears and never comes back.It was never yours to begin with." Anon

from Jennifer Graham"Go placidly amid the noise and haste and remember what peace there may be in silence." Max Eirman"Whatever limits us we call fate...fate is immense, so is power." Ralph Waldo Emerson"Love can happen anywhere at any time and almost always when we least expect it." Unknown

from Fena Neustaedter"If you follow your bliss...the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living." Joseph Campbell"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." Mahatma Gandhi"Nothing can bring you peace but yourself." Emerson"To be where we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end in life." Robert Louis Stevenson"Thus, the task is not so much to see what no one yet has seen, but to think what nobody yet has thought about that which everybody sees." Schopenhauer"Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact." William James

from Lynda Gallagher"Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another." George Eliot

from Amy Kaiper-Holmes"I grumbled at having no boots until I met a man with no feet." Unknown

from Kathleen Bernard"Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd." Voltaire (1694-1778)"When prosperity comes, do not use all of it." Confucius (551-479 BC)"Of all things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship." Epicurus (341-270 BC)"If we lose kindness and affection from our life, we have lost all that gives it charm." Marcus Tulius Cicero (106-53 BC)

from Katherine"We can't all, and some of us don't. That's all there is to it." A. A. Milne

from Lois Martin"Be patient toward everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves.. Do not search for the answers which could not be given to you now because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything... Live the questions now." Rainer Maria Rilke

from Alison K Helmick

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"Don't ask ourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." Harold Whitman"The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours." Ayn Rand"What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever." Henry Van Dyke

from Claudia Petal"Listen, or your tongue will make you deaf." Cherokee saying"Love is the difficult realisation that something other than oneself is real." Iris Murdoch"When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside can't hurt you." African proverb"It's no good running a pig farm for 30 years while saying 'I was meant to be a dancer.' By that time, pigs are your style." Quentin Crisp

from Claire Fleisig"Why are we born? Why do we die? And why do we spend so much time in between wearing digital watches?" The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"When we remember that we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained." Mark Twain

from Donna Hoppe"If we look at the path, we do not see the sky." Native American saying"What is unseen, is not necessarily unknown." Wendelessen"What we want most is a secret that no one can tell us." Anonymous"Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of those of old - seek what they sought." Matsuo Basho"Ultimately you understand there is order in the universe, even if there is no order in your immediate circumstances." Jane Siberry

from Libby Jackson"We are all born mad, some remain so." Samuel Beckett

from Jenny Cosgrove"There are two eternities that can really break you down - yesterday and tomorrow. One is gone and the other doesn't exist yet...so live today." Anon

from Sharon Kline"Some see the glass as half full, others see the glass as half empty. Me, I see the glass as too big." George Carlin

from Peggy Meritt"Even when you fall on your face, you're still moving forward." Indian Folklore

from Gisele Gautreau"Growing old is a privilege denied to many." Unknown

from Jackie Elliott"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." Oscar Wilde"We love only that which we do not own entirely." M. Proust "What is pleasure if not an extraordinarily sweet pain?" H. Heine

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from Susan Laspada"It is one thing to live 'for' love. It is quite another to live 'with' love." Unknown

from Georgia - the late Wayland Hayes, Professor for many years at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN made this statement to me over the telephone shortly after learning he had terminal brain cancer."My dear, we are all BORN with a fatal illness. You just don't know yet what yours is. And now I know what mine is." Professor Wayland Hayes

from Jane"Misce stultitiam consiliis brevem: Dulce est desipere in loco." Horace; 56-8 BCWhich translates as: Mix a little foolishness with your prudence: it's good to be silly at the right moment.

from Zoey"...it is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye." Antoine de Saint-Exupery

from L Collins"Your 'yes' answers determine the direction of your life. 'No' answers don't get you anywhere." Unknown

from Hannah Warren"The grape passes through the press to yield wine. Your life must pass through the press of passion and pain to yield the wine of wisdom." Unknown"One clock stopped and knew the meaning of time." Unknown

from Susan Hicks"If you believe in yourself enough and know what you want, you're gonna make it happen." Mariah Carey

from Judy Donofrio"If I had my life to live over I'd dare to make more mistakes next time." Nadine Stair"Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe"Any life, no matter how long and complex it may be, is made up of a single moment - the moment in which a man finds out, once and for all, who he is." Jorge Luis Borges"True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation." George Washington"Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness." Chuang-tzu"The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning." George Baker"Where love is, no disguise can hide it for long; where it is not, none can simulate it." Francois duc de La Rochefoucauld

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

from Mona Walsh"God works in mysterious ways, but he gets there all the same." Anon"An eye for an eye only leads to more blindness." Margaret Atwood"A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside

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of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time." When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, 'The one I feed the most'." George Bernard Shaw

from Carol LeMaster"As you go the way of life, you will see a great chasm. Jump. It is not as wide as you think." Native American Initiation Rite

from Telma Johnson"Man is a rope stretched between the animal and the superman - A rope across the abyss." Nietzsche "Maybe there is no peace in this world. I don't know ... But I know as long as we live we must stay true to ourselves." Kirk Douglas

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

from PJ Madore"Careful. We don't want to learn from this." Calvin (from Calvin & Hobbes)"The past is never dead. It's not even past." William Faulkner"Sometimes you have to get sick before you can feel better." Zappa"In the beginning was the thing. And one thing led to another." Tom Robbins"You either kiss the future or the past goodbye." Ringo Starr"That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time." John Stuart Mill"He who knows that enough is enough will have enough." Lao-Tzu"Good sense, in a sense, crippled mankind." Strawberry Alarm Clock"See everything. Overlook a great deal. Improve a little." Pope John XXIII"Better recognize your brother's every one you meet." John Lennon

from Kimber Miller"The deeper that sorrow carves into us, the more joy we can contain." Kahlil Gibran

from Lisette Salazar"If you weep because the sun has set, your own tears will never let you see the stars." Hindu Proverb

from James and Jan"Be the very best you can be." Jeremiah 'Jellybeans' Barefield

from Alison Bogie"Instead of having the rug pulled from under your feet, learn to dance on a shifting carpet." Thomas F Crum "Love is not a mood, but a dynamic way of being." Frank Herbert "Insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results." Frank Herbert "No eternal reward can forgive us for wasting the dawn." Jim Morrison"What we need are more people who specialise in the impossible." Theodore Roethke "You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying round your head, but you can stop

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them making nests in your hair." Don Juan

from C Fischer"Reach for the moon the worst that can happen you'll fall among the stars." Unknown

from Jeanette Gauvin"Never look down on a person unless you are picking them up." Unknown

from Janis"When you come to the edge of all the light you have, and must take a step into the darkness of the unknown, believe that one of two things will happen to you: either there will be something solid for you to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly." Patrick Overton

from Wayne Assiratti"Life is a gift you are only given once. Strive to make the best use of it." Anon"Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon." Anon

from Julia Kavich"However true love is, true friendship is rarer." Unknown"The one thing we can give and still keep is our word." Unknown

from Linda Nicholas"Each and everyone of us are Angels with only one wing. We need to hold on to each other befor we can fly." Leo F. Buscaglia

from Joanne Ludwig"No matter how hard the past,you can always begin again." Buddha"This above all: to thine own self be true. It must follow that you cannot then be false to any man." Shakespeare

from Mona"It's not the message in your life that counts...it's the life in your message." Mae West

from Marissa Molinaro"Doing nothing in fear of making a mistake, is the greatest mistake you'll make." Anonymous"Pain does not mean feel no joy." Anonymous

from Brian Davies"If you think you are important - put your hand in some water, take it out, and see how much of a hole you've left." Bruce Davies

from Ingrid West".....Don't try to keep up with the Joneses, bring them down to your level - it's much cheaper ..." Quentin Crisp

from Bill Mitrevski"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience." Teilhard de Chardin"We must not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive

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where we began and to know the place for the first time." T. S. Eliot

from Jennifer Miller"Be kind to your friends, without them you'd be a stranger." Al Shock

from Kim Sweet"If you want to make God laugh tell him your plans." Folk Proverb"The reward of patience is patience." St. Augustine

from Viorica"Life's most precious gift is uncertainty." Yoshida Kenko

from Lisa Askem"Dreams do come true, as long as the wishing well is working." India Askem aged 6

from Letitia"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end." Closing Time by Semisonic

from Adrian John"You should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster." Quentin Crisp"Happiness is a how, not a what; a talent, not an object." Herman Hessse"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Eleanor Roosevelt"There are some people that if they don’t know, you cant tell them." Louis Armstrong"We all may have come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now." Martin Luther King. Jr."The old law about 'an eye for an eye' leaves everybody blind." Martin Luther King. Jr."Happiness is a path we choose to take. A path that is ever present." Adrian John

from Martin Jessop"Listen, for words can not describe the sound of silence." Unknown

from Jennifer Donovan"Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching." Satchmo Paige

from Kate Kennedy"I honor every woman who has strength enough to step out of the beaten path when she feels that her walk lies in another." Harriet Hosmer

from Jennifer Miller"You are here for a purpose. There is not a duplicate of you in the whole wide world; there never has been, there never will be. You were brought here now to fill a certain need. Take time to think that over." Lou Austin"Growing is a lifetime job, and we grow most when we're down in the valleys, where the fertilizer is." Barbara Johnson"The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it's the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friendship." Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides." David Viscott"Do not save your loving speeches for your friends till they are dead; Do not write them on their tombstones, Speak them rather now instead." Anna Cummins

from Shravani Hazra"Arise! Awake! Stop not till your goal is reached!" Swami Vivekananda"Let your Life lightly dance on the eges of time like dew on the tip of a leaf." Rabindranath Tagore

from Mallory Bolduc"The soul would have no rainbow, had the eye no tears." Unknown"Don't be afraid to take a big step. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps." David Lloyd George "Do not be dismayed at good-byes. A good-bye is necessary before meeting again and meeting again after moments or lifetimes is certain for those who are friends." Richard Bach

from Diane Schnabel"The pain of parting cannot be compared with the joy of meeting again else who could bear it." Willy Smith

from Michelle Svenson "Reality is just an imagination; Imagination is the true reality." Unknown

from Earl Travis"It is only temporary, So live to your fullest." Big Al Travis

from Jennie Baron"All children behave as well as they are treated." Jan Hunt

from David M. Jellema"When you run out of red, use blue!" Pablo Picasso on flexibility and imagination

from Janine Hucker "Whatever with the past is gone, the best is always yet to come." Lucy Larcom "As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live." Goethe "Growth demands a temporary surrender of security." Gail Sheehy "Live with great expectations and great things will happen." Art Fettig "We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world." Buddha "Happiness is not so much in having as in sharing. We make a living by what we get but we make a life out of what we give." Norman MacEwan

from Gina Fleming"Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced." James Baldwin

from Kathleen Burke"Like all good teachers, the world repeats her lesson. Over and over ...with wordless variety... She spells the name of Love." Joan Walsh Anglund

from Dantaz

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"When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that the mighty oak grows strong in contrary winds, and diamonds are made from extreme pressure." Peter Marshall"Never give in, never! Be it concerning large things or small things, never, never, never!" Winston Churchill"I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now." Bob Dylan"Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure, Life is either a daring experiment or nothing at all." Helen Keller"The shell must break before the bird can fly." Tennyson

from Vici"He who accepts the unaltered pholospohy of another is as ludicrous as he who dons his neighbors hat, and infinitely more ridiculous." Paulette Goddard"If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything." Vici Derrick

from Babak E. Sehari"There are two things to aim at in life: First, to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second." Logan Pearsall Smith"A person who has not passed through the inferno of their passions has never overcome them." Carl Jung"If there is anything we wish to change in a child, we should first see if it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves." Carl Jung