Inspirational Quotes

ABCs

  • ACCEPTANCE, OPENNESS & TOLERANCE
    • “Why give in to rudeness, when you can fight back with kindness.”-Donna A. Favors
    • “Compassion, kindness, and concern can be found everywhere in America. And if we have learned nothing else from this [Sept. 11th] tragedy, we have learned that our time on earth is short, so there is simply no time for hate.” -Sandra Dahl; wife of Jason Dahl, pilot of Flight 93
    • “When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on!”- Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    • “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 successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, People may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, They may be jealous; Be happy anyway. The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you’ve got anyway. You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; It was never between you and them anyway.”- Dr. Kent M. Keith
    • “There is so much good in the worst of us, And so much bad in the best of us, That it hardly becomes any of us To talk about the rest of us.” -Edward Wallis Hoch
    • “Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.” -Mahatma K.Gandhi
    • “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” -Dalai Lama
    • “Never be a cynic, even a gentle one. Never help out a sneer, even at the devil.” -Vachel Lindsay
    • “I resolve to speak ill of no man whatever, not even in a matter of truth; but rather by some means excuse the faults I hear charged upon others, and upon proper occasions speak all the good I know of everybody.” -Benjamin Franklin
    • “Worry is the misuse of your imagination.”- Dan Zadra
    • “Nothing in the world is permanent, and we’re foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we’re still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it. If change is of the essence of existence one would have thought it only sensible to make it the premise of our philosophy.” -W. Somerset Maugham
    • “Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them – every day begin the task anew.” -Saint Francis de Sales
    • “Conflict cannot survive without your participation.”- Wayne Dryer
    • “Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.” -Khalil Gibran
    • “It is wise to direct your anger towards problems – not people; to focus your energies on answers – not excuses.” -William Arthur Ward
    • “Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” -Benjamin Franklin
    • “Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.” -Baruch Spinoza
    • “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” -Norman Vincent Peale
    • “You change your life by changing your heart.” -Max Lucado
    • “We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.”- Max de Pree
    • “You’ve done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.” -Ralph Marston
    • “Your life is what your thoughts make it. “ -Marcus Aurelius
    • “In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness – otherwise how would you know when you’re happy?” -Leslie Caron
    • “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” -Buddha
    • “However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?” -Buddha
    • “People let their own hang-ups become the obstacles between them and personal happiness.” – Lucinda Williams
    • “True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.” -Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    • “What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.”- Leo Buscaglia
    • “When what we are is what we want to be, that’s happiness.” -Malcolm Forbes
    • “One might take children’s philosophy to heart. They do not despise a bubble because it burst; they immediately set to work to blow another one.”- Unknown
    • “Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.” Rabindranath Tagore
    • “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” -Albert Schweitzer
    • “When written in Chinese, the word “crisis” is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.” -John F. Kennedy
    • “Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.” –Voltaire
    • “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.”- Leo Buscaglia
    • “When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.” -William Arthur Ward

 

  • BEAUTY
    • “Find the good. It’s all around you. Find it, showcase it and you’ll start believing in it.”-Jesse Owens
    • “We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon-instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.”-Dale Carnegie
    • “Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.”-Ann Herbert
    • “And now, this is the sweetest and most glorious day that ever my eyes did see.” -Donald Cargill
    • “You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.” – Albert Camus
    • “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” -Denis Waitley
    • “One might take children’s philosophy to heart. They do not despise a bubble because it burst; they immediately set to work to blow another one.”- Unknown

 

  • CHANGE & ACTION
    • “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” –Mahatma Gandhi
    • “The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass through this world. There will most likely be no ticker-tape parades for us, no monuments created in our honor. But that does not lessen our possible impact, for there are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have a potential to turn a life around. It’s overwhelming to consider the continuous opportunities there are to make our love felt.”  -Leo Buscaglia
    • “One starts an action simply because one must do something.”- T.S. Eliot
    • “With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.” -Dalai Lama
    • “Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” -Swami Sivananda
    • “Don’t find fault, find a remedy.” -Henry Ford
    • “Carpe Diem- Seize the Day!”
    • “There are admirable potentialities in every human being. Believe in your strength and your youth. Learn to repeat endlessly to yourself, ‘It all depends on me.’” -Andre Gide
    • “Each indecision brings its own delays and days are lost lamenting over lost days… What you can do or think you can do, begin it. For boldness has magic, power, and genius in it.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • “The time is always right to do what is right.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.
    • “Nothing in the world is permanent, and we’re foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we’re still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it. If change is of the essence of existence one would have thought it only sensible to make it the premise of our philosophy.” -W. Somerset Maugham
    • “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” -Martin Luther King, Jr.
    • “As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.” -Henry David Thoreau
    • “When you do a kindness for others with the purest of intentions, you are letting its essence trickle out of you. If you do it enough it becomes a river. And I’m betting that its source is endless. I don’t think you have to worry about giving too much of it away.” -Dave; community organizer
    • “ Let your thoughts be positive, For they will become your words. Let your words be positive, For they will become your actions. Let your actions be positive, For they will become your values. Let your values be positive, For they will become your destiny.” -Mahatma Gandhi
    • “No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto.” -W. Clement Stone
    • “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”- Ronald Reagan
    • “You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”- Jack London
    • “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”-Arthur Ashe
    • “When written in Chinese, the word “crisis” is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.” -John F. Kennedy
    • “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.”-Henry David Thoreau
    • “One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.” -Maya Angelou
    • “Never get tired of doing little things for others. Sometimes, those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.”-Unknown“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” -Buddha
    • “Everybody can be great… because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”-Martin Luther King Jr
    • “Start by doing what is necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” –St. Francis of Assisi
    • “In short, we cannot grow, we cannot achieve authentic discovery, and our eyes cannot be cleansed to the truly beautiful possibilities of life, if we simply live a neutral existence.” -Armstrong Williams
    • “It has always seemed strange to me… the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.” -John Steinbeck
    • “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” -Robert Louis Stevenson
    • “Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world.” -Annie Lennox
    • “Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” -Scott Adams
    • “Never doubt that small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever truly has.”-Margaret Mead
    • “In the midst of global crises such as pollution, wars and famine, kindness may too easily be dismissed as a “soft issue,” or a luxury to be addressed after the urgent problems are solved. But kindness is the greatest need in all those areas.”-Bo Lozoff
    • “Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” -Princess Diana
    • “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” -C. S. Lewis
    • “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” -William James
    • “Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.”-Ann Herbert
    • “Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each one of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.” -Robert F. Kennedy
    • “If you can dream it, you can do it.” -Walt Disney
    • “We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.” -Marian Wright Edelman
    • “It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding.” -Khalil Gibran
    • “One might take children’s philosophy to heart. They do not despise a bubble because it burst; they immediately set to work to blow another one.”- 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
    • “Once you begin to acknowledge random acts of kindness–both the ones you have received and the ones you have given–you can no longer believe that what you do does not matter.”-Dawna Markova
    • “However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?” -Buddha
    •  “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” -Norman Vincent Peale
    • “You change your life by changing your heart.” -Max Lucado
    • “You’ve done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.” -Ralph Marston

 

  • EMPATHY & FORGIVENESS
    • “True kindness presupposes the faculty of imagining as one’s own the suffering and joys of others.” -André Gide
    • “Why give in to rudeness, when you can fight back with kindness.”-Donna A. Favors
    • “When you are kind to someone in trouble, you hope they’ll remember and be kind to someone else. And it’ll become like a wildfire.”-Whoopi Goldberg
    • “Never be a cynic, even a gentle one. Never help out a sneer, even at the devil.” -Vachel Lindsay
    • “Conflict cannot survive without your participation.”- Wayne Dryer
    •  “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” -Buddha
    • “People let their own hang-ups become the obstacles between them and personal happiness.” – Lucinda Williams
    • “The time is always right to do what is right.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.
    • “It is wise to direct your anger towards problems – not people; to focus your energies on answers – not excuses.” -William Arthur Ward
    • “Forget injuries; never forget kindness.”-Confucious
    • “Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them – every day begin the task anew.” -Saint Francis de Sales
    • “You’ve done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.” -Ralph Marston
    • “I resolve to speak ill of no man whatever, not even in a matter of truth; but rather by some means excuse the faults I hear charged upon others, and upon proper occasions speak all the good I know of everybody.” -Benjamin Franklin
    • “If someone is too tired to give you a smile, leave one of your own, because no one needs a smile as much as those who have none to give.” – Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch
    • “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” -Dalai Lama
    • “When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.”-Dalai Lama
    • “If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows that he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island cut off from other lands, but a continent that joins to them.” -Sir Francis Bacon
    • “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”- Ronald Reagan
    • “Never get tired of doing little things for others. Sometimes, those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.”-Unknown
    • “Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair but manifestations of strength and resolution.”-Kahlil Gibran
    • “Strive to be first: first to nod, first to smile, first to compliment, and first to forgive.”-Unknown
    • “Compassion, kindness, and concern can be found everywhere in America. And if we have learned nothing else from this [Sept. 11th] tragedy, we have learned that our time on earth is short, so there is simply no time for hate.” -Sandra Dahl; wife of Jason Dahl, pilot of Flight 93
    • “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 successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, People may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, They may be jealous; Be happy anyway. The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you’ve got anyway. You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; It was never between you and them anyway.”- Dr. Kent M. Keith
    • “We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.”- Max de Pree
    • “You’ve done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.” -Ralph Marston
    • “Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” -Benjamin Franklin
    • “The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass through this world. There will most likely be no ticker-tape parades for us, no monuments created in our honor. But that does not lessen our possible impact, for there are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have a potential to turn a life around. It’s overwhelming to consider the continuous opportunities there are to make our love felt.”  -Leo Buscaglia
    • “It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding.” -Khalil Gibran
    • “Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.” -Mahatma K.Gandhi
    • “The value of kindness cannot be measured in human terms. An act of kindness enriches the heart of both the giver and the receiver.”-Br. Arockiam
    • “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” -Norman Vincent Peale
    • “Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” -Swami Sivananda
    • “You change your life by changing your heart.” -Max Lucado
    • “However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?” -Buddha
    • “In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness – otherwise how would you know when you’re happy?” -Leslie Caron

 

  • GRATITUDE
    • “Before you go to bed, write down three ‘gratefuls’ for the day and three ‘did wells’ (they can even include something as simple as doing the laundry) – the results can be amazing!” -Carol Burnett
    • “Everything in life is most fundamentally a gift. And you receive it best, and you live it best, by holding it with very open hands.”-Leo O’Donovan
    • “Live your life while you have it. Life is a splendid gift- there is nothing small about it.”-Florence Nightingale
    • “When what we are is what we want to be, that’s happiness.” -Malcolm Forbes
    • “It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding.” -Khalil Gibran
    • “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” -Albert Schweitzer
    • “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” -Denis Waitley
    • “Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.” -Baruch Spinoza
    • “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” -Norman Vincent Peale
    • “You change your life by changing your heart.” -Max Lucado
    • “True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.” -Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    • “People living deeply have no fear of death.” -Anais Nin
    • “In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness – otherwise how would you know when you’re happy?” -Leslie Caron
    • “You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.” – Albert Camus
    • “People let their own hang-ups become the obstacles between them and personal happiness.” – Lucinda Williams
    • “Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.” -Khalil Gibran
    •  “What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.”- Leo Buscaglia
    • “One might take children’s philosophy to heart. They do not despise a bubble because it burst; they immediately set to work to blow another one.”- Unknown
    • “Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.” Rabindranath Tagore
    • “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.”- Leo Buscaglia

 

  • HAPPINESS
    • “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” -Jim Rohn
    • “There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” -Nelson Mandela
    • “Pure and simple, anyone who is enjoying life is a success.”- William Feather
    • “What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.” -Joseph Addison
    • “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” -Nhat Hanh
    • “When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.”-Dalai Lama
    • “When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.”-Dalai Lama
    •  “People let their own hang-ups become the obstacles between them and personal happiness.” – Lucinda Williams
    • “The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.” – Arnold Toynbee
    • “When what we are is what we want to be, that’s happiness.” -Malcolm Forbes
    • “Look, I don’t want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you’re alive you’ve got to flap your arms and legs, you’ve got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you’re not alive.” -Mel Brooks
    • “Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.” -Emanuel Swedenborg
    • “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” -Buddha
    • “When you carry out acts of kindness you get a wonderful feeling inside. It is as though something inside your body responds and says, yes, this is how I ought to feel.”-Harold Kushner
    • “Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.”-Ann Herbert
    • “True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
    • “True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.” -Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    •  “Dream your dream. Follow your heart. Imagine. Listen to the wind. Drink sunsets. Be free. Let the wonder never cease. Believe. Wish on EVERY star. Create adventure. Be Kind.” -Debbie Coulter
    • “What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.”- Leo Buscaglia
    • “No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto.” -W. Clement Stone
    •  “We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.”- Max de Pree
    • “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” -Dalai Lama
    •  “Dream your dream. Follow your heart. Imagine. Listen to the wind. Drink sunsets. Be free. Let the wonder never cease. Believe. Wish on EVERY star. Create adventure. Be Kind.” -Debbie Coulter
    • “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” -Denis Waitley
    • “The value of kindness cannot be measured in human terms. An act of kindness enriches the heart of both the giver and the receiver.”-Br. Arockiam
    • “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” -Sir Winston Churchill
    • “Today, make an investment in someone else’s happiness.”-Unknown
    • “The various features and aspects of human life, such as longevity, good health, success, happiness, and so forth, which we consider desirable, are all dependent on kindness and a good heart.”-Dalai Lama
    • “There is a wonderful, mystical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life — happiness, freedom, and peace of mind — are always attained by giving them to someone else.” -General Peyton Conway March
    • “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 successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, People may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, They may be jealous; Be happy anyway. The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you’ve got anyway. You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; It was never between you and them anyway.”- Dr. Kent M. Keith
    • “The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass through this world. There will most likely be no ticker-tape parades for us, no monuments created in our honor. But that does not lessen our possible impact, for there are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have a potential to turn a life around. It’s overwhelming to consider the continuous opportunities there are to make our love felt.”  -Leo Buscaglia
    • “In short, we cannot grow, we cannot achieve authentic discovery, and our eyes cannot be cleansed to the truly beautiful possibilities of life, if we simply live a neutral existence.” -Armstrong Williams
    • “A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” –  Ayn Rand
    • “The various features and aspects of human life, such as longevity, good health, success, happiness, and so forth, which we consider desirable, are all dependent on kindness and a good heart.”-Dalai Lama
    • “Destiny grants us our wishes, but in its own way, in order to give us something beyond our wishes.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • “The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.” -Epictetus
    • “You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”- Jack London
    • “You change your life by changing your heart.” -Max Lucado
    • “You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.” – Albert Camus
    • “In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness – otherwise how would you know when you’re happy?” -Leslie Caron
    • “One might take children’s philosophy to heart. They do not despise a bubble because it burst; they immediately set to work to blow another one.”- Unknown
    • “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.”- Leo Buscaglia

 

  • HUMOR & LAUGHTER
    • “Look, I don’t want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you’re alive you’ve got to flap your arms and legs, you’ve got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you’re not alive.” -Mel Brooks
    • “Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.” -William James
    • “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” -Nhat Hanh

 

  • INTEGRITY, HONESTY & TRUTH
    • “Dream your dream. Follow your heart. Imagine. Listen to the wind. Drink sunsets. Be free. Let the wonder never cease. Believe. Wish on EVERY star. Create adventure. Be Kind.” -Debbie Coulter
    • “Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.” -Dorothy Draper
    • “One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.” -Maya Angelou
    • “It has always seemed strange to me… the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.” -John Steinbeck
    • “Speak only the truth. Act with only the best intentions. Once you get into the habit, you can live by this code.”-Unknown
    • “If someone were to pay you ten cents for every kind word you ever spoke and collect five cents for every unkind word, would you be rich or poor?” -Nonpareil
    • “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 successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, People may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, They may be jealous; Be happy anyway. The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you’ve got anyway. You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; It was never between you and them anyway.”- Dr. Kent M. Keith
    • “Once you begin to acknowledge random acts of kindness–both the ones you have received and the ones you have given–you can no longer believe that what you do does not matter.”-Dawna Markova

 

  • INDIVIDUALITY & UNIQUENESS
    • “Goodness in other people and what they contribute inspire me. I love it when someone is gifted and shares it in some way so that it has a trickle-down effect.” -Renee Zellweger
    • “Don’t be yourself – be someone a little nicer.”-Mignon McLaughlin
    • “To have that sense of one’s intrinsic worth… is potentially to have everything…”-John Didion
    • “It has always seemed strange to me… the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.” -John Steinbeck
    • “Dream your dream. Follow your heart. Imagine. Listen to the wind. Drink sunsets. Be free. Let the wonder never cease. Believe. Wish on EVERY star. Create adventure. Be Kind.” -Debbie Coulter
    • “With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.” -Dalai Lama
    • “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 successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, People may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, They may be jealous; Be happy anyway. The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you’ve got anyway. You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; It was never between you and them anyway.”- Dr. Kent M. Keith
    • “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” -Steve Jobs
    • “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” -William James
    • “I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.” -Ken Venturi
    • “If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.” -Emile Zola
    • “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” -Jim Rohn
    • “We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.”- Max de Pree
    • “When what we are is what we want to be, that’s happiness.” -Malcolm Forbes
    • “We all have possibilities we don’t know about. We can do things we don’t even dream we can do.” -Dale Carnegie 
    • “Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.” –Voltaire
    • “There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” -Nelson Mandela
    • “Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.” -Khalil Gibran

 

  • LIFE: PURPOSE & GOALS
    • “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” –Mahatma Gandhi
    • “Pure and simple, anyone who is enjoying life is a success.”- William Feather
    • “Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, ‘I’m with you kid. Let’s go.’” -Maya Angelou
    • “Today, make an investment in someone else’s happiness.”-Unknown
    • “There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone’s life.” -Sister Mary Rose McGeady
    • “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” -Martin Luther King, Jr.
    • “In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it.” -Robert Heinlein
    • “What are the things that you can’t see that are important? I would say justice, truth, humility, service, compassion, love…They’re the guiding lights of a life.” -Jimmy Carter; 39th U.S. President
    • “Just don’t give up on trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” -Ella Fitzgerald
    • “There are admirable potentialities in every human being. Believe in your strength and your youth. Learn to repeat endlessly to yourself, ‘It all depends on me.’” -Andre Gide
    • “ Let your thoughts be positive, For they will become your words. Let your words be positive, For they will become your actions. Let your actions be positive, For they will become your values. Let your values be positive, For they will become your destiny.” -Mahatma Gandhi
    • “It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?” -Henry David Thoreau
    • “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” -Steve Jobs
    • “Live out of your imagination, not your history.” -Stephen Covey
    • “You can always amend a big plan, but you can never expand a little one. I don’t believe in little plans. I believe in plans big enough to meet a situation which we can’t possibly foresee now.” -Harry S. Truman
    • “Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.”- Khalil Gibran
    • “Each indecision brings its own delays and days are lost lamenting over lost days… What you can do or think you can do, begin it. For boldness has magic, power, and genius in it.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.”-Henry David Thoreau
    • “No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto.” -W. Clement Stone
    • “With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.” -Dalai Lama
    • “Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.” -Khalil Gibran
    • “Don’t be yourself – be someone a little nicer.”-Mignon McLaughlin
    • “We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.”- Max de Pree
    • “There are no unimportant jobs, no unimportant people, no unimportant acts of kindness.” -H. Jackson Brown Jr
    • “May you live all the days of your life.” -Jonathan Swift
    • “People living deeply have no fear of death.” -Anais Nin
    • “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
    • “There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” -Nelson Mandela
    • “I believe that nothing that happens to me is meaningless, and that it is good for us all that it should be so, even if it runs counter to our own wishes. As I see it, I’m here for some purpose, and I only hope I may fulfill it.”-Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    • “It is not length of life, but depth of life.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • “The purpose of life is a life of purpose.”-Robert Byrne
    • “Every man dies. Not every man really lives.” -William Wallace
    • “Look, I don’t want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you’re alive you’ve got to flap your arms and legs, you’ve got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you’re not alive.” -Mel Brooks
    •  “Dream your dream. Follow your heart. Imagine. Listen to the wind. Drink sunsets. Be free. Let the wonder never cease. Believe. Wish on EVERY star. Create adventure. Be Kind.” -Debbie Coulter
    • “Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.”-Albert Schweitzer
    • “Remember that you are needed. There is at least one important work to be done that will not be done unless you do it.” -Charles L. Allen
    • “You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.” – Albert Camus
    • “You must give some time to your fellow men. Even if it’s a little thing, do something for others – something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it.”-Albert Schweitzer
    • “Never doubt that small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever truly has.”-Margaret Mead
    • “A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” –  Ayn Rand
    • “Do good and care not to whom.” -Italian Proverb
    • “Live your life while you have it. Life is a splendid gift- there is nothing small about it.”-Florence Nightingale
    • “We all have possibilities we don’t know about. We can do things we don’t even dream we can do.” -Dale Carnegie 
    • “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” -C. S. Lewis
    • “In the midst of global crises such as pollution, wars and famine, kindness may too easily be dismissed as a “soft issue,” or a luxury to be addressed after the urgent problems are solved. But kindness is the greatest need in all those areas.”-Bo Lozoff
    • “Everything in life is most fundamentally a gift. And you receive it best, and you live it best, by holding it with very open hands.”-Leo O’Donovan
    • “If you can dream it, you can do it.” -Walt Disney
    • “Be such a person, and live such a life, that if every one were such as you, and every life a life such as yours, this earth would be God’s paradise.”-Phillip Brooks
    • “Everybody can be great… because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”-Martin Luther King Jr
    • “Start by doing what is necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” -Francis of Assisi
    • “We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.”- Max de Pree
    • “It has always seemed strange to me… the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.” -John Steinbeck
    • “Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world.” -Annie Lennox
    • “The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass through this world. There will most likely be no ticker-tape parades for us, no monuments created in our honor. But that does not lessen our possible impact, for there are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have a potential to turn a life around. It’s overwhelming to consider the continuous opportunities there are to make our love felt.”  -Leo Buscaglia
    • “Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” -Princess Diana
    • “Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.”-Ann Herbert
    • “Only a life lived for others is worth living.” -Albert Einstein
    • “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” -Sir Winston Churchill
    • “Speak only the truth. Act with only the best intentions. Once you get into the habit, you can live by this code.”-Unknown
    • “Compassion, kindness, and concern can be found everywhere in America. And if we have learned nothing else from this [Sept. 11th] tragedy, we have learned that our time on earth is short, so there is simply no time for hate.” -Sandra Dahl; wife of Jason Dahl, pilot of Flight 93
    • “Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each one of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.” -Robert F. Kennedy
    • “I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.” -Ken Venturi
    • “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.” -Mother Teresa
    • “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 successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, People may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, They may be jealous; Be happy anyway. The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you’ve got anyway. You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; It was never between you and them anyway.”- Dr. Kent M. Keith
    • “We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.” -Marian Wright Edelman
    • “If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows that he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island cut off from other lands, but a continent that joins to them.” -Sir Francis Bacon
    • “Once you begin to acknowledge random acts of kindness–both the ones you have received and the ones you have given–you can no longer believe that what you do does not matter.”-Dawna Markova
    • “When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.”-Dalai Lama
    • “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.” – Charles Dickens
    • “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” -William James
    • “If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.” -Emile Zola
    • “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” -Jim Rohn
    • “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” -Charles Darwin
    • “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” -Buddha
    • “When what we are is what we want to be, that’s happiness.” -Malcolm Forbes
    • “Destiny grants us our wishes, but in its own way, in order to give us something beyond our wishes.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

  • PEACE, LOVE & KINDNESS
    • “The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass through this world. There will most likely be no ticker-tape parades for us, no monuments created in our honor. But that does not lessen our possible impact, for there are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have a potential to turn a life around. It’s overwhelming to consider the continuous opportunities there are to make our love felt.”  -Leo Buscaglia
    • “Only your compassion and your loving kindness are invincible, and without limit.” -Thich Nhat Hanh
    • “I resolve to speak ill of no man whatever, not even in a matter of truth; but rather by some means excuse the faults I hear charged upon others, and upon proper occasions speak all the good I know of everybody.” -Benjamin Franklin
    • “There are no unimportant jobs, no unimportant people, no unimportant acts of kindness.” -H. Jackson Brown Jr
    • “I think what’s important for kids to know is that your decisions here on earth matter, your behavior matters and how you treat other people matters.” -Matt Damon
    • “True kindness presupposes the faculty of imagining as one’s own the suffering and joys of others.” -André Gide
    • “Never be a cynic, even a gentle one. Never help out a sneer, even at the devil.” -Vachel Lindsay
    • “When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.” -William Arthur Ward
    • “ Let your thoughts be positive, For they will become your words. Let your words be positive, For they will become your actions. Let your actions be positive, For they will become your values. Let your values be positive, For they will become your destiny.” -Mahatma Gandhi
    • “Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.” -Mahatma K.Gandhi
    • “As perfume to the flower, so is kindness to speech.”-Katherine Francke
    • “Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.”-Albert Schweitzer
    • “We cannot all do great things, but we can do small things with great love.”-Mother Teresa
    • “Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” -Lao Tzu
    • “Why give in to rudeness, when you can fight back with kindness.”-Donna A. Favors
    • “No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.” -Amelia Earhart
    • “Don’t be yourself – be someone a little nicer.”-Mignon McLaughlin
    • “However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?” -Buddha
    • “When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.”-Dalai Lama
    • “Choose being kind over being right, and you’ll be right every time.”-Richard Carlson
    • “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou
    • “Once you begin to acknowledge random acts of kindness–both the ones you have received and the ones you have given–you can no longer believe that what you do does not matter.”-Dawna Markova
    • “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • “When you do a kindness for others with the purest of intentions, you are letting its essence trickle out of you. If you do it enough it becomes a river. And I’m betting that its source is endless. I don’t think you have to worry about giving too much of it away.” -Dave; community organizer
    • “A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.” -Washington Irving
    • “Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.” -Barbara DeAngelis
    • “When you are kind to someone in trouble, you hope they’ll remember and be kind to someone else. And it’ll become like a wildfire.”-Whoopi Goldberg
    • “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” -William James
    • “I have never met a person whose greatest need was anything other than real, unconditional love. You can find it in a simple act of kindness toward someone who needs help. There is no mistaking love. You feel it in your heart. It is the common fiber of life, the flame that heals our soul, energizes our spirit and supplies passion to our lives. It is our connection to God and to each other.” -Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
    • “If someone is too tired to give you a smile, leave one of your own, because no one needs a smile as much as those who have none to give.” – Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch
    • “You must give some time to your fellow men. Even if it’s a little thing, do something for others – something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it.”-Albert Schweitzer
    • “Do good and care not to whom.” -Italian Proverb
    • “Be such a person, and live such a life, that if every one were such as you, and every life a life such as yours, this earth would be God’s paradise.”-Phillip Brooks
    • “Dream your dream. Follow your heart. Imagine. Listen to the wind. Drink sunsets. Be free. Let the wonder never cease. Believe. Wish on EVERY star. Create adventure. Be Kind.” -Debbie Coulter
    • “What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.” -Joseph Addison
    • “Kindness is always fashionable.”-Amelia Edith Barr
    • “Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair but manifestations of strength and resolution.”-Kahlil Gibran
    • “Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” -Swami Sivananda
    • “Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.” -Emanuel Swedenborg
    • “When you carry out acts of kindness you get a wonderful feeling inside. It is as though something inside your body responds and says, yes, this is how I ought to feel.”-Harold Kushner
    • “A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.” -St. Basil
    • “It has always seemed strange to me… the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.” -John Steinbeck
    • “When you do a kindness for others with the purest of intentions, you are letting its essence trickle out of you. If you do it enough it becomes a river. And I’m betting that its source is endless. I don’t think you have to worry about giving too much of it away.” -Dave; community organizer
    • “Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world.” -Annie Lennox
    • “Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” -Scott Adams
    • “Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” -Princess Diana
    • “Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.”-Ann Herbert
    • “Never get tired of doing little things for others. Sometimes, those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.”-Unknown
    • “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” –Aesop
    • “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” -Sir Winston Churchill
    • “Today, make an investment in someone else’s happiness.”-Unknown
    • “There is a wonderful, mystical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life — happiness, freedom, and peace of mind — are always attained by giving them to someone else.” -General Peyton Conway March
    • “Compassion, kindness, and concern can be found everywhere in America. And if we have learned nothing else from this [Sept. 11th] tragedy, we have learned that our time on earth is short, so there is simply no time for hate.” -Sandra Dahl; wife of Jason Dahl, pilot of Flight 93
    • “If someone were to pay you ten cents for every kind word you ever spoke and collect five cents for every unkind word, would you be rich or poor?” -Nonpareil
    • “There is hunger for ordinary bread, and there is hunger for love, for kindness, for thoughtfulness, and this is the great poverty that makes people suffer so much.” -Mother Teresa
    • “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.” -Mother Teresa
    • “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 successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, People may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, They may be jealous; Be happy anyway. The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you’ve got anyway. You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; It was never between you and them anyway.”- Dr. Kent M. Keith
    • “It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding.” -Khalil Gibran
    • “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
    • “You may be sorry that you spoke, sorry you stayed or went, sorry you won or lost, sorry so much was spent. But as you go through life, you’ll find–you’re never sorry you were kind.” -Herbert V. Prochnow
    • “Kind hearts are the gardens, Kind thoughts are the roots, Kind words are the flowers, Kind deeds are the fruits. Take care of your garden and keep out the weeds, Fill it with sunshine, kind words and kind deeds.” -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    • “If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows that he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island cut off from other lands, but a continent that joins to them.” -Sir Francis Bacon
    • “When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.”-Dalai Lama
    • “The value of kindness cannot be measured in human terms. An act of kindness enriches the heart of both the giver and the receiver.”-Br. Arockiam
    • “In the midst of global crises such as pollution, wars and famine, kindness may too easily be dismissed as a “soft issue,” or a luxury to be addressed after the urgent problems are solved. But kindness is the greatest need in all those areas.”-Bo Lozoff
    • “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.” – Charles Dickens
    • “There is so much good in the worst of us, And so much bad in the best of us, That it hardly becomes any of us To talk about the rest of us.” -Edward Wallis Hoch

 

  •  POSITIVE ATTITUDE & OPTIMISM
    • “ Let your thoughts be positive, For they will become your words. Let your words be positive, For they will become your actions. Let your actions be positive, For they will become your values. Let your values be positive, For they will become your destiny.” -Mahatma Gandhi
    • “Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, ‘I’m with you kid. Let’s go.’” -Maya Angelou
    • “As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.” -Henry David Thoreau
    • “Just don’t give up on trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” -Ella Fitzgerald
    • “Never doubt that small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever truly has.”-Margaret Mead
    • “Surround yourself with ‘yay-sayers’ not naysayers.” -Lynn A.Robinson
    • “Find the good. It’s all around you. Find it, showcase it and you’ll start believing in it.”-Jesse Owens
    • “Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.” -Khalil Gibran
    •  “Your life is what your thoughts make it. “ -Marcus Aurelius
    • “Never get tired of doing little things for others. Sometimes, those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.”-Unknown
    • “When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.” -William Arthur Ward
    • “I believe that nothing that happens to me is meaningless, and that it is good for us all that it should be so, even if it runs counter to our own wishes. As I see it, I’m here for some purpose, and I only hope I may fulfill it.”-Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    • “We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon-instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.”-Dale Carnegie
    • “Each indecision brings its own delays and days are lost lamenting over lost days… What you can do or think you can do, begin it. For boldness has magic, power, and genius in it.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • “Once you begin to acknowledge random acts of kindness–both the ones you have received and the ones you have given–you can no longer believe that what you do does not matter.”-Dawna Markova Ph.D
    • “When you do a kindness for others with the purest of intentions, you are letting its essence trickle out of you. If you do it enough it becomes a river. And I’m betting that its source is endless. I don’t think you have to worry about giving too much of it away.” -Dave; community organizer
    • “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” -William James
    • “Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” -Scott Adams
    • “Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them – every day begin the task anew.” -Saint Francis de Sales
    • “What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.”- Leo Buscaglia
    • “When what we are is what we want to be, that’s happiness.” -Malcolm Forbes
    •  “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” -Norman Vincent Peale
    • “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” -C. S. Lewis
    • “You’ve done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.” -Ralph Marston
    •  “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.” – Charles Dickens
    • “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” –Aesop
    • “Dream your dream. Follow your heart. Imagine. Listen to the wind. Drink sunsets. Be free. Let the wonder never cease. Believe. Wish on EVERY star. Create adventure. Be Kind.” -Debbie Coulter
    • “You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.” – Albert Camus
    • “If you can dream it, you can do it.” -Walt Disney
    • “Strive to be first: first to nod, first to smile, first to compliment, and first to forgive.”-Unknown
    • “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 successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, People may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, They may be jealous; Be happy anyway. The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you’ve got anyway. You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; It was never between you and them anyway.”- Dr. Kent M. Keith
    • “The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass through this world. There will most likely be no ticker-tape parades for us, no monuments created in our honor. But that does not lessen our possible impact, for there are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have a potential to turn a life around. It’s overwhelming to consider the continuous opportunities there are to make our love felt.”  -Leo Buscaglia
    • “There are no unimportant jobs, no unimportant people, no unimportant acts of kindness.” -H. Jackson Brown Jr
    • “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” -Dalai Lama
    • “Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.” -Baruch Spinoza
    • “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” -Robert Louis Stevenson
    • “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”- Ronald Reagan
    • “You change your life by changing your heart.” -Max Lucado
    • “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” -Buddha
    • “In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness – otherwise how would you know when you’re happy?” -Leslie Caron
    • “We all have possibilities we don’t know about. We can do things we don’t even dream we can do.” -Dale Carnegie 
    • “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” -Denis Waitley
    • “Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.” Rabindranath Tagore
    • “When written in Chinese, the word “crisis” is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.” -John F. Kennedy
    • “It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance it allotted length.”- Helen Keller
    • “Destiny grants us our wishes, but in its own way, in order to give us something beyond our wishes.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • “I resolve to speak ill of no man whatever, not even in a matter of truth; but rather by some means excuse the faults I hear charged upon others, and upon proper occasions speak all the good I know of everybody.” -Benjamin Franklin
    • “There is so much good in the worst of us, And so much bad in the best of us, That it hardly becomes any of us To talk about the rest of us.” -Edward Wallis Hoch
    • “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.”- Leo Buscaglia

 

  • PERSEVERENCE
    • “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”-Arthur Ashe
    • “Just don’t give up on trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” -Ella Fitzgerald
    • “One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.” -Maya Angelou
    • “There are admirable potentialities in every human being. Believe in your strength and your youth. Learn to repeat endlessly to yourself, ‘It all depends on me.’” -Andre Gide
    • “Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, ‘I’m with you kid. Let’s go.’” -Maya Angelou
    • “Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles.” -Charlie Chaplin
    • “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” -Steve Jobs
    • “Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them – every day begin the task anew.” -Saint Francis de Sales
    • “It is wise to direct your anger towards problems – not people; to focus your energies on answers – not excuses.” -William Arthur Ward
    • “You’ve done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.” -Ralph Marston
    • “Start by doing what is necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” -Francis of Assisi
    • “Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.” -Mahatma K.Gandhi
    • “Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.” -Khalil Gibran
    • “Conflict cannot survive without your participation.”- Wayne Dryer
    • “Never doubt that small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever truly has.”-Margaret Mead
    • “Worry is the misuse of your imagination.”- Dan Zadra
    • “Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.” -Baruch Spinoza
    • “If you can dream it, you can do it.” -Walt Disney
    • “When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on!”- Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    • “Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.” Rabindranath Tagore
    • “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” -Robert Louis Stevenson
    • “In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness – otherwise how would you know when you’re happy?” -Leslie Caron
    • “People let their own hang-ups become the obstacles between them and personal happiness.” – Lucinda Williams
    • “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” -Albert Schweitzer
    • “When written in Chinese, the word “crisis” is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.” -John F. Kennedy
    • “Fear cannot be banished, but it can be calm and without panic; it can be mitigated by reason and evaluation.” -Vannevar Bush
    • “Each indecision brings its own delays and days are lost lamenting over lost days… What you can do or think you can do, begin it. For boldness has magic, power, and genius in it.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.”- Leo Buscaglia

 

  • REST & RELAXATION

 

  • SPIRITUALITY
    • “However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?” -Buddha
    • “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” -Buddha
    • “Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles.” -Charlie Chaplin
    • “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” -Denis Waitley
    • “Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.” Rabindranath Tagore
    • “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” -Albert Schweitzer
    • “Destiny grants us our wishes, but in its own way, in order to give us something beyond our wishes.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • “Nothing in the world is permanent, and we’re foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we’re still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it. If change is of the essence of existence one would have thought it only sensible to make it the premise of our philosophy.” -W. Somerset Maugham
    • “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” -Steve Jobs

 

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