What one sees depends on how one sees. – Søren Kierkegaard
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. – Mother Teresa
Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
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.
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
George Bernard Shaw
To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion….In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony.
William Ellery Channing
May the sun bring you new energy by day, may the moon softly restore you by night, may the rain wash away your worries, may the breeze blow new strength into your being.
I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
This time on our glorious planet is the most exciting time in history. We are going to see and experience the impossible becoming possible, in every field of human endeavour and on every subject. As we let go of all thoughts of limitation, and know that we are unlimited, we will experience the limitless magnificence of humankind, expressed through sport, health, art, technology, science, and every single field of creation.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.
You can create for yourself a garden of bliss if you believe in it. And you can create for yourself intolerable suffering if you believe that it is necessary.
Everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play and pray, where nature heals and gives strength to body and soul alike.
(courtesy of my friend Eileen)
Be the hero to the next one in need. The hero in you is waiting to be unleashed. Serve, serve well and be happy to serve.
Wealth consists not in having great possessions but in having few wants.
Esther De Waal, Seeking God: The Way of St. Benedict