Inspirations for Fri., March 30, 2012

The fountain of beauty is the heart, and every generous thought illustrates the walls of your chamber.

– Francis Quarles

Before us lie two paths – honesty and dishonesty. The shortsighted embark on the dishonest path; the wise on the honest. For the wise know the truth; in helping others we help ourselves; and in hurting others we hurt ourselves. Character overshadows money, and trust rises above fame. Honesty is still the best policy.

– Napoleon Hill, 1883-1970, Author of Think and Grow Rich

We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; in feelings, not in figures on the dial; we should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.

– Gamaliel Bailey

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Inspirations for Thur., March 29, 2012

When one will not, two cannot quarrel.

– Spanish proverb

Remember that the faith to move mountains always carries a pick.

– Author unknown

Whenever you make a choice, ask yourself two questions: “What are the consequences of this choice?” and “Will this choice bring happiness to me and to those who are affected by this choice?”

– Deepak Chopra

Inspirations for Mon., March 26, 2012

Permit no one to dissuade you from pursuing the goals you set for yourself.

– Ralph Bunche

The most unrealistic person in the world is the cynic, not the dreamer. Hope only makes sense when it doesn’t make sense to be hopeful.

– Paul Hawken

There is no way to understand the real options involved in the future unless you become involved in creating them.

– Robert Theobald

Inspirations for Fri., March 23, 2012

Self-acceptance comes from meeting life’s challenges vigorously. Don’t numb yourself to your trials and difficulties, nor build mental walls to exclude pain from your life. You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory.

– J. Donald Walters, Author, Lecturer and Playwright

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

– Peter Ferdinand Drucker, 1909-2005, Political Economist and Author

He who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger.

–  Japanese proverb 

Inspirations for Thur., March 22, 2012

Take the gentle path.

– George Herbert

We inherit our relatives and our features and may not escape them; but we can select our clothing and our friends, and let us be careful that both fit us.

– Volney Streamer

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.

– Horace (65-8 BC) Roman Poet