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									                  A Random Collection of Quotations
                     (If there is no attribution either I lost it
           or it was lost long before I came upon the quotation.)

If you want to be happy, be.
       Henry David Thoreau

Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to
      Liz Smith

Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that
sets me free to fly.
      Julie Andrews

Each moment is already here in all its fullness, waiting for us to immerse
ourselves in its sometimes muddy, but always restorative, waters.
      Jerome Front

As human beings out greatness lies not so much in our being able to
remake our world as in being able to remake ourselves.

We may in fact disappoint ourselves, may not meet our own expectations,
but we do not cease to be a friend to ourselves.
     Sharon Salzberg

Give me a fruitful error any time, full of seeds, bursting with its own

Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep
going when the going is hard and slow - that is patience.

No matter how long your journey appears to be, there is never more than
this: one step, one breath, one moment--now.
       Eckhart Tolle

Positive guilt occurs when we begin to break rules that need to be broken.
       Dede Beasley
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under
you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
      Stephen R. Covey

The distance is nothing; it's only the first step that is difficult.
      Marquise du Deffand

Definition of Burnout:
Trying to change someone else’s life and being attached to the results.

Rules for Living:
    Show Up
    Pay Attention
    Tell the Truth
    Don’t Be Attached to the Results
   Angeles Arien

Don’t just do something, sit there.

Who you are is more important than what you do and far more important
than what you say.

Instead of cursing the darkness, bring in the light
      Carolyn Costin

When you relax, you can make miracles.
     Tan Dun

Behind every success is a succession of failures.
      Rick Beneteau

To receive gifts is to lose freedom.

You can get everything in life you want, if you'll just help enough other
people get what they want.
     Zig Ziglar

The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy,
inevitable part of the process of getting to the top.
       Dr. Joyce Brothers
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different
-Dale Carnegie

Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a
worthwhile achievement.
      Henry Ford

The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.
     Theodore Roosevelt

Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to become better.
      Pat Riley

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can
      T. S. Eliot

Faith means living with uncertainty - feeling your way through life, letting
your heart guide you like a lantern in the dark”
      Dan Millman

Fear is like a hologram. It seems real, filled with substance. Then when you
go beyond it, you realize it's only an illusion.

No peace lies in the future which is not hidden in this present instant.
     Fra Giovanni

A guideline can be thought of as a signpost that leads us down the
road—until we reach the next sign.
      Donald Altman

When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up
we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept
vulnerability... To be alive is to be vulnerable.
      Madeleine L'Engle ~

When you blame others, you give up your power to change.
     Douglas Noel Adams

He is not laughed at that laughs at himself first.
       Tomas Fuller
Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and
dares to become
involved with experimenting with his own life.
      Herbert Otto

Stand for one distinctive thing that will give you a competitive advantage.
      Harry Beckwith

Success is not a place at which one arrives but rather the spirit with which
one undertakes and continues the journey.
     Alex Noble

You can't fake listening. It shows.
     Raquel Welch

I have always sought to guide the future -- but it is very lonely sometimes
trying to play God.
       Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Desire, ask, believe, receive.
      Stella Terrill Mann

I feel the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.
        Jonas Salk

The farther away from here and now; the smaller is our human potential.
      Rene Egli

Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is
       Harriet Braiker

Celebrate what you want to see more of.
     Tom Peters

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches,
but to reveal to him his own.
      Benjamin Disraeli

People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong... Why not try
and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?
      Thich Nhat Hanh
Listening, really listening, is tough and grinding work, often humbling,
sometimes distasteful. It's a fairly sure bet that you won't like the lion's share
of what you hear.
       Bob Waterman

Self-knowledge is not an aim in itself, but a means of liberating the forces
of spontaneous growth.
       Karen Horney

Facts are useless if you need advice on how to use them.

They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made
them feel.
      Carl W. Buechner

Discoveries are often made by not following instructions, by going off the
main road, by trying the untried.
      Frank Tyger

To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
      Soren kierkegaard

The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.
     Carl Jung

If I could define enlightenment briefly I would say it is ''the quiet
acceptance of what is.''"
        Wayne Dyer

Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the
consequences of any misfortune.
     William James

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.

To have a vision, one needs to have a sense of possibility far beyond
reasonable thinking.
      Thomas Leonard

We don't stop playing when we grow old, we grow old when we stop
Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.
        Grandma Moses

When you lose, do not lose the lesson.
     The Dalai Lama

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful
stroke of luck.
       The Dalai Lama

Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
      The Dalai Lama

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
    The Dalai Lama

Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.
     The Dalai Lama

Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that
determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may
defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by
the fact because you think you are.
      Norman Vincent Peale

When the universe knocks on your door, open it up and let it in, silly!
     Drew Rozell

As it is more blessed to give than receive, so it must be more blessed to
receive than to give back.
         Robert Frost

You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find
humor in anything - even poverty - you can survive it.
     Bill Cosby

I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.
       Woodrow Wilson

To be nobody - but yourself - in a world which is doing its best, night and
day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle
which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.
      e.e. cummings
That which one feels in himself to be different is precisely that which is rare,
and this is his worth.
      Andre Gide

Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.
     Sarah Bernhardt

The aim of an argument or discussion should not be victory, but progress.
      Joseph Joubert

As long as there is a chance of the world getting through its troubles, I
hold that a reasonable man must behave as though he were sure of it. If
at the end your cheerfulness was not justified, at any rate you will have
been cheerful.
William Shakespeare

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left over by those
who hustle.
      Abraham Lincoln

Be with what is so that what is to be may become.
      Soren Kierkegaard

To climb steep hills requires slow pace at first.
       William Shakespeare

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought
without accepting it.

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make
      Mahatma Gandhi

Conditions for creativity are to be puzzled; to concentrate; to accept
conflict and tension; to be born everyday; to feel a sense of self.
       Erich Fromm

God does not require that you succeed. He only requires that you try.
     Mother Teresa

The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated…it is finished when it
      Ben Stein

To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has
already achieved, but at what he aspires to do.
      Kahlil Gibran

That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you'd
understood all your life, but in a new way.
       Doris Lessing

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
      William James

They do not love that do not show their love.

We may miss a great deal of joy because we expect it to be unusual,
dramatic, and spectacular. We are waiting for lights to flash and bells to
ring. But the truth is that joy is here, right now, waiting for us to notice it.
       Veronica Ray

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
      Stephen Covey

That something happened to you is of no importance to anyone, not
even to you. The important thing about you is what you choose to make
happen -- your values and choices.
      Ayn Rand

If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead
       Frank A Clark

The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which
includes not only others but ourselves as well.
       Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
     Theodore Roosevelt

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a
When we long for life without... difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong
in contrary winds, and diamonds are made under pressure.
      Peter Marshall

There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands.
      Richard Bach

The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will
have sought and found how to serve.
      Albert Schweitzer

Praise and blame
gain and loss
pleasure and sorrow
come and go like the wind.
To be happy,
rest like a great tree in the midst of them all.
        The Buddha

Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being
      Sir Winston Churchill

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the
life that is waiting for us.
        Joseph Cambbell

If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If
you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will
destroy you.
       attributed to Jesus in the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we
do not dare that they are difficult.

Every object, every being, is a jar full of delight. Be a connoisseur.

There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a
truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the
brain must be added the experience of the soul.
       Arnold Bennett
Life is not holding a good hand; Life is playing a poor hand well.
        Danish proverb

Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lies our
freedom and power to choose our response. In our response lies our
growth and freedom.
      Victor Frankl

Begin everyday expecting to be surprised and you will be.

Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have.
     H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it
back to you when you have forgotten the words.

If you have a talent, use it in every which way possible. Don’t hoard it.
Don’t dole it out like a miser. Spend it lavishly like a millionaire intent on
going broke.
       Brendan Francis

Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
      Oprah Winfrey

The more love we project, the more loving people we will attract. Guess
what we attract when we project neediness, judgment, or any of those
other love-destroying qualities?
       Susan Jeffers

I look to the future because that's where I'm going to spend the rest of my
        George F. Burns

Instead of waiting for the perfect opportunity, I should work toward a
realization that every opportunity is perfect.
       Suzan-Lori Parks

Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well
better find some way that is going to be interesting.
         Katherine Hepburn

The question is not what a man can scorn, or disparage, or find fault with,
but what he can love, and value, and appreciate.
      John Ruskin
We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.
    Sir Winston Churchill

Blame is demeaning; responsibility is empowering.
     Victoria Moran, Author

Long life is indeed a blessing, but maybe we overdo our concern for the
length of our lives and give insufficient attention to the passion we bring to
whatever time we have.
       Thomas Moore

Every day brings a chance to live free of regret, and with as much joy, fun
and laughter as you can stand.
      Oprah Winfrey

All cruelty springs from weakness.

If it ain't broke... make it better.
         Byron Katie

When you learn to love hell, you will be in heaven.
     Thaddeus Golas

Do what you fear and your fear will die.
     Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you are going through hell, keep going.
       Winston Churchill

Whatever you expect, it will be different.
     The Buddha

Anyone can become angry. That is easy. But to be angry with the right
person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose and in
the right way - that is not easy.

Conditions for creativity are to be puzzled; to concentrate; to accept
conflict and tension; to be born everyday; to feel a sense of self.
       Erich Fromm
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an
experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are
a little coarse, and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do
fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice. Up again, you shall never
be so afraid of a tumble.
        Ralph Waldo Emerson

What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expected generally
     Benjamin Disraeli

A professional is a person who can do his best at a time when he doesn't
particularly feel like it.
      Alistaire Cooke

Doubt is the vestibule which all must pass before they can enter the
temple of wisdom. When we are in doubt and puzzle out the truth by our
own exertions, we have gained something that will stay by us and will
serve us again. But if to avoid the trouble of the search we avail ourselves
of the superior information of a friend, such knowledge will
not remain with us; we have not bought, but borrowed it.
       Charles Caleb Cotton

I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live
than other things do.
         Willa Cather

You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it.
     Samuel Butler

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - the little, soon
forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment.
      Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.
      Arnold Toynbee

Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in
       James Thurber

Do not think that what your thoughts dwell on does not matter. Your
thoughts are making you.
     Bishop Steere
Forgiveness is not the misguided act of condoning irresponsible, hurtful
behavior. Nor is it a superficial turning of the other cheek that leaves us
feeling victimized and martyred. Rather it is the finishing of old business
that allows us to experience the present, free of contamination from the
       Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.

And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was
more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
      Anais Nin

In the face of uncertainty, there is nothing wrong with hope.
O. Carl Simonton

If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is a part of yourself.
What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.
       Herman Hesse

Getting to the source of our negative self-talk is the key to ridding
ourselves of it forever. Scott W. Ventrella

There's a powerful transformative effect when you surround yourself with
like-minded people. Peer pressure is a great thing when it helps you
accomplish your goals instead of distracting you from them.
       Po Bronson

Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.
      Henry Ward Beecher

When the mind talks, the body listens. We literally talk ourselves into and
out of every victory or defeat in the game of life.
       Denis Waitley

By listening to our self-talk, we can discover whether or not our responses,
especially to tough, challenging situations, are rational and constructive
or irrational and destructive. How you talk to yourself all day long has a
major impact on how you feel and perform.
        Scott W. Ventrella

Simply put, if you want to feel good and be as effective and efficient as
possible, talk to yourself in a positive manner. This requires seeing the
positive side of situations and people, not just the negative.
       Scott W. Ventrella
Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand, and
work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better
tools will be found as you go along."
       Napoleon Hill

We tell ourselves stories in order to live.
      Joan Didion

Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from
being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself,
or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible.
       Carl Jung

Perhaps once in a hundred years a person may be ruined by excessive
praise, but surely once every minute someone dies inside for lack of it.
      Cecil G. Osborne

When women try to get smaller and men try to get bigger, someone is
saying something but no one is listening.

You've got to be careful if you don't know where you're going,
because you might not get there.
      Yogi Berra

Everything has something to teach you.
      Wayne Dyer

The great advantage of being in a rut is that when one is in a rut, one
knows exactly where one is.
      Arnold Bennett

Accept everything about yourself -- I mean everything. You are you and
that is the beginning and the end. No apologies, no regrets.
        Clark Moustakas

In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what
is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness.
        Mahatma Ghandi

The aspects of things that are most important to us are hidden because of
their simplicity and familiarity.
        Ludwig Wittgenstein
There are certain emotions that will kill your drive; frustration and
confusion. You can change these to a positive force. Frustration means
you are on the verge of a breakthrough. Confusion can mean you are
about to learn something. Expect the breakthrough and expect to learn.
      Kathleen Spike

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you
       Robert Louis Stevenson

The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing
how to get along with people.
     Theodore Roosevelt

When no answer satisfies, and people continue to act as if they do not
then the wrong question is being asked.
      Peter Block

We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The
amount of work is the same.
      Carlos Casteneda

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to
what lies within us.
      Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
      Thomas Alva Edison

When the Japanese mend broken objects they aggrandize the damage
by filling the cracks with gold, because they believe that when
something's suffered damage and has a history it becomes more
         Barbara Bloom

If thou art pained by any external thing, it is not this that disturbs thee, but
thy own judgment about it.
       Marcus Aurelius

For me happiness does not come from wealth and fame; it comes from
being helpful.
      Fred Rogers
Our lives begin to end the day we are silent about things that matter
       Martin Luther King, Jr.

There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
      Albert Einstein

The best way to get something done is to begin.

Reacting is an emotional reflex. Response requires thought.
     Gail Pursell Elliott

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it
within himself.

There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and
the other how to live.
      John Adams

Integrity is when what you do, who you are, what you say, what you feel,
and what you think all come from the same place.
       Madelyn Griffith Haney

You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself.
      Ethel Barrymore

Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.

      Burton Hills

Those who cannot forgive others break the bridge over which they
themselves must pass.

When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
     Wayne Dyer

We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not
liberate, it oppresses.”
       Carl Jung

Behind every difficult person or situation is a blessing just waiting to be
      Cheryl Richardson

If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will
discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that
nurtures the soul.
       Rabbi Harold Kushner

Clarity of observation is possible only when we are able to suspend
       Shale Paul

Anyone who doesn't believe in miracles is not a realist.
     David Ben-Gurion

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what
we leave behind is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we
can enter into another!
      Gail Sheehy

It takes courage to demand time for yourself. At first glance, it may seem
to be the ultimate in selfishness, a real slap in the face to those who love
and depend on you. It's not. It means you care enough to want to see
the best in yourself and give only the best to others.
       Shale Paul

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've
     Henry David Thoreau

Weakness fixing might prevent failure, but strength building leads to
excellence. Focus on strength, and manage around weaknesses.
      Marcus Buckingham

This time like all times is a very good one if we but know what to do with it.
        Ralph Waldo Emerson

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
      Ellen Parr

I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how
to do it.
       Pablo Picasso
When you get to the end of all the light you know it's time to step into the
darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall
happen: either you will be given something solid to stand on, or you will
be taught how to fly.
      Edward Teller

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they are going to be
dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness, and
understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward.
Your life will never be the same again.
      Og Mandino

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
       Anais Nin

Education is ... doing anything that changes you.
     George Leonard

I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.
       Wilson Mizner

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
      Joseph Campbell

Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert
integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the
creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
       Sir Cecil Beaton

What we focus on expands... If we focus on how tired and exhausted we
are, we just become all the more tired and exhausted.
      Chellie Campbell

Feelings come with us. They're "factory installed." We ask others how they
feel but we forget to ask ourselves.
      Rev. Sally Taylor

Love is an expression of the willingness to create faith in which something
is allowed to change.

The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
      William James
We collect marbles, baseball cards, and antiques in order to hold on to
them while they increase in value. The purpose of collecting contacts,
however, is just the opposite: to give them away--to match them with
other contacts.
      Tim Sanders

Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a
       Ron Wild

Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke.
       Hermann Hesse

The mind is its own place and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of
     John Milton

Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.
      Steven Wright

We can love and accept ourselves and still work like mad to change
      Dave Ellis

The way we choose to live our next moment is the way we live our lives.
     Dave Ellis

I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some
poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning,
middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the
moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to
happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.
      Gilda Radner

If I have inside of me what it takes to make a cocoon, then I also have
what it takes to make me a butterfly.
        Mari Clements

You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.
     Ray Bradbury

A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets
to know something.
      Wilson Mizner
It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.
        James Thurber

Hell, there are no rules here-- we're trying to accomplish something.
        Thomas A. Edison

      False Evidence Appearing Real
      Forgetting Everything is All Right

Begin to weave and God will give you the thread.
      German proverb

If one is out of touch with oneself, then one can not touch others.
       Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Total absence of humor renders life impossible.

Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness
than any other.
      Brian Tracy

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
      Eleanor Roosevelt

Go to your bosom: Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know.
      William Shakespeare

Difficulties increase the nearer we approach our goal.

In the small matters trust your mind; in the large ones, the heart.
       Sigmund Freud

There's no substitute for getting smarter faster. And the way that you get
smarter is to screw around vigorously. Try stuff. See what works. See what
fails miserably. Learn. Rinse. Repeat.
       Tom Peters

The more you focus on learning, joy, and preferences, instead of control,
effectiveness and goals...the more you'll achieve, and you'll have a much
better journey on the way, as well.
If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be
       Meister Eckhart

When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams
that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly
live life.
         Greg Anderson

The power of intention is a critical factor in all areas of life. Simply by
intending to create synchronicity in your life, you can nurture that result.
      Deepak Chopra

While we wait for tomorrow, we must act for today.

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and does what he wants
to do.
       Bob Dylan

Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amid the storm.

The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.

Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just
take the first step.
      Martin Luther King

It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.

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