Inspirations for Fri., March 16, 2012

The naked truth is always better than the best dressed lie.

– Ann Landers, born 1918

A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.

– English proverb

One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.

– Michael J. Fox, Actor

You may not have saved a lot of money in your life, but if you have saved a lot of heartaches for other folks, you are a pretty rich man.

– Seth Parker

Inspirations for Thur., March 15, 2012

We have no choice of what color we’re born or who our parents are or whether we’re rich or poor. What we do have is some choice over what we make of our lives once we’re here.

– Mildred Taylor, Author

If you really believe in the brotherhood of man, and you want to come into its fold, you’ve got to let everyone else in too.

– Oscar Hammerstein II 

 

History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.

– Bertie Charles Forbes, 1880-1954, Financial Journalist, Author and founder of Forbes Magazine

 

Inspirations for Wed., March 14, 2012

Instead of always harping on a man’s faults, tell him of his virtues.  Try to pull him out of his rut of bad habits. Hold up to him his better self, his real self that can dare and do and win out.

– Eleanor Porter (1868-1920) American Novelist

Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.

– Abraham Joshua Heschel 1907-1972

You never know what you can do until you have to do it.

– Betty Ford, 1918-2011, Former First Lady and Founder of the Betty Ford Center

The beauty of memory is that it still sees beauty when beauty has faded.

– Paul Boese

Inspirations for Wed., March 14, 2012

Instead of always harping on a man’s faults, tell him of his virtues.  Try to pull him out of his rut of bad habits. Hold up to him his better self, his real self that can dare and do and win out.

– Eleanor Porter (1868-1920) American Novelist

Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.

– Abraham Joshua Heschel 1907-1972

You never know what you can do until you have to do it.

– Betty Ford, 1918-2011, Former First Lady and Founder of the Betty Ford Center

The beauty of memory is that it still sees beauty when beauty has faded.

– Paul Boese

Inspirations for Tue., March 13, 2012

 

The question for each man is not what he would do if he had the means, time, influence and educational advantages, but what he will do with the things he has. 

 

– Frank Hamilton

 

 

Man does not live by a turkey in every oven or a color TV set in every home.  Man lives by faith and hope and love, by the star on the horizon, by the trumpet that will not call retreat.

 

– E. Merrill Root (1895-1973) American Writer

 

 

Don’t find fault with what you don’t understand. 

 

– Author unknown


Inspirations for Mon., March 12, 2012

When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.

— Helen Keller (1880-1968) American Writer

All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.

– Orison Swett Marden, 1850-1924, Author

 

The possibility of stepping into a higher plane is quite real for everyone. It requires no force or effort or sacrifice. It involves little more than changing our ideas about what is normal.

– Deepak Chopra, Author and Speaker

Inspirations, Fri., March 9, 2012

Thou hast only to follow the wall far enough and there will be a door in it.

– Marguerite de Angeli

Sincere forgiveness isn’t colored with expectations that the other person apologize or change. Don’t worry whether or not they finally understand you. Love them and release them. Life feeds back truth to people in its own way and time.

– Sara Paddison, Author of The Hidden Part of The Heart

Anyone who has achieved excellence in any form knows that it comes as a result of ceaseless concentration. 

– Louise Brooks