People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.
– Sir Edmund Hillary, 1919-2008, Mountaineer, Explorer and Philanthropist
As we learn we always change, and so our perception. This changed perception then becomes a new Teacher inside each of us.
– Hyemeyohsts Storm
Positive attitudes–optimism, high self-esteem, an outgoing nature, joyousness, and the ability to cope with stress–may be the most important bases for continued good health.
– Helen Hayes
Each time courage comes out, breaking the fear that is within you, the spirit is renewed.
– Bob Simon
There are two types of preparation–physical and mental. You can’t get by with just one or the other.
– Ken Stabler
It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
– John Leonard
We live very close together. So, our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.
– The Dalai Lama
There is one fundamental difference between love and hate. Love is always a refuge. Hate is never a refuge. Only a mentally sick person can find refuge in his hates. But love is the enduring sanctuary of life. Life may rob you of things. It often does. But it can never bereave us of love itself.
– Abba Hillel Silver
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
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
Our ancestors are an ever widening circle of hope.
– Toni Morrison
To have a purpose in life offsets any and all surrounding declines.
– Jean Toomer
One single grateful thought raised to heaven is the most perfect prayer.
– Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Who rises late must trot all day.
– American proverb
A penny will hide the biggest star in the universe if you hold it close enough to your eye.
– Samuel Grafton
The difference between good and great is just a little extra effort.
– Duffy Daugherty