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“Practicing gratitude is a very powerful tool to shift your attention on the things you don’t have to the things you do have and this alone will make you feel better.”

~Noeila Aanulds

 

“The wisest of the wise may err.”

~Æschylus

 

“Remember…Fate is what happens to us. Destiny is what we do with it.”

~Mel Abraham

 

“I do not want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.”

~Diane Ackerman

“People don’t value things that don’t have value.”
~Jon Acuff

“Ready is a myth. Most of us don’t feel ready. You have to start before you’re ready. Fear only bothers you when you do something that matters. World change starts with life change. You have to get started!”

~Jon Acuff

 

“There is a certain blend of courage, integrity, character and principle which has no satisfactory dictionary name but has been called different things at different times in different countries. Our American name for it is “guts.”

~Louis Adamic

 

“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.”

~Abigail Adams

 

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”

~Douglas Adams

 

“There is no such thing as a ‘self-made’ man. We are made up of thousands of others.

Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success.”

~George Burton Adams

 

“There are high spots in all our lives, and most of them have come about through encouragement from someone else. I don’t care how great, how famous or successful a man or woman may be, each hungers for applause. “

~George Matthew Adams

 

“There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it ill behooves any of us to find fault with the rest of us.”

~James Truslow Adams

 

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

~John Quincy Adams

 

“To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so, is something worse.”

~John Quincy Adams

 

“It seems to me that people have vast potential. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don’t. They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever.”

~Philip Adams

 

“Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”

~Scott Adams

 

“Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.”

~Joseph Addison

 

“True happiness... arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self.”

~Joseph Addison

 

“What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.”

~Joseph Addison (1672-1719); English essayist, poet, statesman

 

“The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.”

~Joseph Addison

 

“The greatest sweetener of human life is friendship.”

~Joseph Addison

 

“Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.”

~Joseph Addison (1672-1719); English essayist, poet, statesman.

 

“The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.”

~Alfred Adler

 

“To care for anyone else enough to make their problems one’s own is ever the beginning of one’s real ethical development.”

~Felix Adler

 

“You will face your greatest opposition when you are closest to your biggest miracle.”

~Shannon Adler

 

“A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.”

~Aesop

 

“Persuasion is often more effectual than force.”

~Aesop  

 

“It is circumstance and proper timing that give an action its character and make it either good or bad.”

– Agesilaus

 

Journey of the Spirit

“To know yourself you must be brave

Know your pack but be able to go alone

Listen you your heart with wisdom

Follow your instincts

 

Hear the Call”

~from Journey Of The Spirit Shadowbox Plate by artist Al Agnew

 

“Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.”

~Howard Aiken

 

“Surrendering to knowing that you’re always in the right place, at the right time…finding and honoring the beauty of what’s going on in the present moment, even if your personality doesn’t like it.”

~Renee Airya

 

“Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries.”

~Astrid Alauda

 

“All endings are also beginnings, we just don’t know it at the time.”

~Mitch Albom

 

“Laugh at yourself, but don’t ever aim your doubt at yourself. Be bold. When you embark for strange places, don’t leave any of yourself safely on shore. Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory.”

~Alan Alda

 

“Serenity is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it.”

~Alcoholics Anonymous

 

“Far away is the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.”

~Louisa May Alcott

 

“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.”

–Louisa May Alcott

 

“You need to make an investment, and the investment is in health and education.”

~Buzz Aldrin

 

“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier.’”

~Alfred Lord Tennyson

 

“‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.”

~Alfred, Lord Tennyson

 

“Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.”

~Alfred, Lord Tennyson

 

“The beginning is half of every action.”

~David Allen

 

“Anything that causes you to overreact or underreact can control you, and often does.”

~David Allen

 

“People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don’t know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.”

~George Allen

 

“Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power.”
~James Allen

 

“Cherish your vision; Cherish your ideals; Cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts. If you remain true to them, your world will at last be built.”
~James Allen

 

“A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being.”

~James Allen

 

“You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.”

~James Allen

 

“Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.”

~James Allen

 

“You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.”

~James Lane Allen

 

“When a man makes his thoughts pure, he no longer desires impure food.” 

~James Allen

 

“What you are so is your world. Everything in the universe is resolved into your own inward experience. It matters little what is without, for it is all a reflection of your own state of consciousness. It matters everything what you are within, for everything without will be mirrored and colored accordingly.”

~James Allen.

 

“Circumstance does not make a man, it reveals him.”

~James Allen

 

“You think in secret and it comes to pass, environment is but your looking glass.”

~James Allen

 

“Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is the result of long and patient effort in self-control. Its presence is an indication of ripened experience, and of a more than ordinary knowledge of the laws and operations of thought.”

~James Allen

 

“You don’t get what you want … you get what you ARE.”

~James Allen

 

“We think in secret and it comes to pass. Environment is but our looking glass.”

~James Allen

 

“Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts inevitably bring about right results.”

~James Allen

 

“Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.”

~ James Allen

 

“He who cherishes a beautiful vision, a lofty ideal in his heart, will one day realize it.”

– James Allen

 

“The dreamers are the saviors of the world.”

~James Allen

 

“A man attains in the measure that he aspires. His longing to be is the gauge of what he can be. To fix the mind is to foreordain the achievement.”

~James Allen

 

“Into your hands will be placed the exact results of your own thoughts.”

~James Allen

 

“There is no physician like cheerful thought for dissipating the ills of the body.”

~James Allen

 

“In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”

~James Allen

 

“Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be: Your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall as last unveil.”

~James Allen

 

“You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration.”

~James Allen

 

“Each and every one of us should spend some time – however much time is necessary – to reflect on our purpose, and discover our purpose.... Our purpose involves service of some kind, and love, always; it is something that contributes to humanity and to the planet.”

~Marc Allen

 

“Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone.”

~Robert Allen

 

“Good Lord, I just open my eyes and ears, and in they rush. Ideas will knock you down if you don’t brace yourself. All you need is to be aware, acutely aware, of everything around you - sights, sounds, smells, such as that of perfume stolen from a passing woman by the night air.”

~Steve Allen (when asked where he gets all his ideas)

 

“Eighty percent of success is just showing up.”

~Woody Allen

 

“If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.”

~Woody Allen

 

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”

~Muhammad Ali

 

“I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.”

~Muhammad Ali

 

“Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.”

~Muhammad Ali

 

“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses -- behind the lines, in the gym and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.”

~Muhammad Ali

 

“It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believe in myself.”

~Muhammad Ali

 

“We all have challenges its how you interpret and respond to them that counts.”

~Ryan Allis

 

“The world has more opportunities than you might think so define your purpose then seek them out.”

~Ryan Allis

 

“Life is precious and can end anytime so express gratitude daily and tell those you love that you love them.”

~Ryan Allis

 

“Your mindset is your how you interpret what happens in your life.”

~Ryan Allis

 

“True happiness occurs when your inhibitions of revealing your true self are extinct.”

~Ryan Allis

 

“Your career, interests and relationships are important, but they are only important insofar as they lead you toward a deeper understanding of yourself. Otherwise, they are irrelevant.”
~A.H. Almass

 

“You are as amazing as you let yourself be. Let me repeat. You are as amazing as you let yourself be.”

~Elizabeth Alraune

 

“Your past is in the rearview mirror, your future is spotless. Learn from the past, but don’t continue to live in it. God forgave you even before you failed. Now all you need to do is to ask forgiveness from those you failed, and most importantly forgive yourself.”

~Troy Amdahl

 

“If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies in yourself.”

~American Indian Proverb

 

“Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.”

~Henri Frederic Amiel

 

“Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.”

~Henri-Frédéric Amiel

 

“Anything looked at closely becomes wonderful.”

~A. R. Ammons

 

“It turns out our brains are hardwired to perform at their best not when they are negative or neutral, but when they are positive.”

~Shawn Anchor

 

“The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well.”

~Joe Ancis

 

“If you think you are a leader and you look behind you and no one is following you, you are simply taking a walk.”

~Ancient Proverb

 

“Good habits result from resisting temptation.”

~Ancient Proverb

 

“‘Just living is not enough’ said the butterfly. ‘One must have freedom, sunshine and a little flower.’”

~Hans Christian Anderson

 

“As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.”

~Marian Anderson

 

“People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within.”

~Ramona L. Anderson

 

“What do you see, even when people of authority tell you what they want you to see?”

~U.S. Andersen

 

“...as long as the ego remains king, that long will we be slaves to a tyrant which imprisons our consciousness within narrow boundaries.”

~U.S. Andersen

 

“I don’t waste time being depressed.”

~Marc Andreessen

 

“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”
~Mario Andretti

 

“Do it no matter what. If you believe in it, it is something very honorable. If somebody around you or your family does not understand it, then that’s their problem. But if you do have a passion, an honest passion, just do it . . .”

~Mario Andretti

 

“Beginning today, I will create a new future by creating a new me. No longer will I dwell in a pit of despair, moaning over squandered time and lost opportunity. I can do nothing about the past. My future is immediate. I will grasp it in both hands and carry it with running feet. When I am faced with the choice of doing nothing or doing something, I will always choose to act! I seize this moment. I choose now.”

~Andy Andrews

 

“We learn the inner secret of happiness when we learn to direct our inner drives, our interest and our attention to something outside ourselves.”

~Ethel Perry Andrus

 

“You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.”

~Barbara de Angelis

 

“Don’t look for the Miracle – be the Miracle. Don’t look for the Blessing – be the Blessing. Don’t look for the Love – be the Love.”

~Barbara De Angelis

 

“We need to find the courage to say ‘NO’ to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity.”

~Barbara De Angelis

 

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.  In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”
~Maya Angelou

 

“Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: I’m with you kid, let’s go.”

~Maya Angelou

 

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”

~Maya Angelou

 

“Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, ‘I’m with you kid. Let’s go.’”

~Maya Angelou

 

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer; it sings because it has a song…”

~Maya Angelou

 

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”

~Maya Angelou

 

“If you find it in your heart to care for somebody, you will have succeeded.”

~Maya Angelou

 

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forge how you made them feel.”

~Maya Angelou

 

“The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change.”

~Maya Angelou

 

“True love brings up everything - you’re allowing a mirror to be held up to you daily.”

~Jennifer Aniston

 

“We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.”
~Kofi Annan

 

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.”
~Kofi Annan

 

“To say yes, you have to sweat and roll up your sleeves, and plunge both hands into life up to the elbows.”

~Jean Anouilh

 

“Persistence pays off; integrity is paramount; and hard work and commitment are synonymous with accomplishment.”

~Abb Ansley

 

“Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable than risk being happy.”

~Robert Anthony

 

“Sooner or later we discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit, and simply never leave. Our lives are measured by these.”

~Susan B. Anthony

 

“Experience is a good teacher, but she send in terrific bills.”

—Minna Thomas Antrim

 

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”

~Guillaume Apollinaire

 

“Let thy speech be short, comprehending much in a few words.”

~Aprocrypha

 

“If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart.”

~Arabic Proverb

 

“Do not stand in a place of danger trusting in miracles.”

~Arabian Proverb

 

“My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.”

~Diane Arbus

 

“You need to aim beyond what you are capable of. You need to develop a complete disregard for where your abilities end. If you think you’re unable to work for the best company in its sphere, make that your aim. If you think you’re unable to be on the cover of TIME magazine, make it your business to be there. Make your vision of where you want to be a reality. Nothing is impossible.”

~ Paul Arden

 

“Everything we do we choose. So what is there to regret? You are the person you CHOSE to be.”

~Paul Arden

 

“Each human being is bred with a unique set of potentials that yearn to be fulfilled as surely as the acorn yearns to become the oak within it.”
~Aristotle

 

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”

~Aristotle

 

“Metaphor is an intuitive perceptions of likeness in the things that are different.”

~Aristole

 

“A friend is a second self.”

~Aristotle

 

“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.”

~Aristotle

 

“The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.”

~Aristotle

 

“Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.”

~Aristotle

 

“I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.”

~Aristotle

 

“Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way... you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.”

~Aristotle

 

“Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.”

~Aristotle

 

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.”

~Aristotle

 

“For what is the best choice for each individual, is the highest it is possible for him to achieve.”

~Aristotle

 

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.”

~Aristotle

 

“Happiness depends on ourselves.”

~Aristotle

 

“When the archer misses the mark, he turns and looks for the fault within himself. Failure to hit the bull’s eye is never the fault of the target. To improve your aim - improve yourself.”

~Gilbert Arland

 

“What we play is life.”

~Louis Armstrong

 

“Perfection consists not in doing extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.”

~Angelique Arnauld

 

“In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.”

–Janos Arnay

 

“Suffering is like a pile of rocks. You can choose to carry the load, throw them at someone, just let it lay there, or you can build an altar.”

~Chad Arnold

 

“The free thinking of one age is the common sense of the next.”

~Matthew Arnold

 

“Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.”

~Oren Arnold

 

“People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes floating back to them, poisoned.”

~James Arthur

 

“Give nature half a chance and she has a miracle in store for everyone.”
~Rosita Arvigo

 

“When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.”

~Mary Kay Ash

 

“Start where you are, use what you have and do what you can.”

~Arthur Ashe

 

“From what we get we can make a living. What we give, however, makes a life.”

~Arthur Ashe

 

“Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.”

~Arthur Ashe

 

“Tell me your friends, and I’ll tell you who you are.”

~Assyrian proverb

 

“Mountains inspire awe in any human person who has a soul. They remind us of our frailty, our unimportance, of the briefness of our span upon this earth. They touch the heavens, and sail serenely at an altitude beyond even the imaginings of a mere mortal.”

~Elizabeth Aston, The Exploits & Adventures of Miss Alethea Darcy

 

“Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.”

~Lady Nancy Astor (1879-1964)

English politician, first female member of the British Parliament

 

“I have been truthful all along the way. The truth is more interesting, and if you tell the truth you never have to cover your tracks.”

~Gordon Atkinson

 

“There isn’t much better in this life than finding a way to spend a few hours in conversation with people you respect and love. You have to carve this time out of your life because you aren’t really living without it.”

~Gordon Atkinson

 

“Whenever you’re faced with a choice, a decision, or an opportunity, choose in favor of your passion”

~Chris Attwood

 

“Your passions are like breadcrumbs that lead you on the path to your destiny.”

~Janet Attwood

 

“All we are not, stares back at what we are.”

~W.H. Auden

 

“Show me a guy who’s afraid to look bad and I will show you a guy you can beat every time.”

– Rene Auberjonis

 

“Goodness is easier to recognize than to define.”

Wystan Hugh Auden

 

“Every relationship you have is for a reason, and not by chance.”

~Sybil Audiard

 

“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.  Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”
~Marcus Aurelius

 

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”
~Marcus Aurelius

 

“Our life is what our thoughts make it.”

~Marcus Aurelius

 

“Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.”

~Marcus Aurelius

 

“Our actions may be impeded…but there can be no impeding our intention or dispositions, because we can accommodate and adapt. The mind adapts and converts to its own purposes the obstacles to our acting. The impediment to action advances actions. What stands in the way becomes the way.”

~Marcus Aurelius

 

“The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts…take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.”

~Marcus Aurelius

 

“Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.”

~Marcus Aurelius

 

“If you are distressed about anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.”

~Marcus Aurelius

 

“When force of circumstance upsets your equanimity, lose no time in recovering your self-control, and do not remain out of tune longer than you can help. Habitual recurrence to the harmony will increase your mastery of it.”

~Marcus Aurelius

 

“Don’t go on discussing what a good person should be. Just be one.”

~Marcus Aurelius

 

“Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.”

~Marcus Aurelius

 

“Do every act of your life as if it were you last.”

~Marcus Aurelius

 

“If you are distressed by anything external. The pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.”

~Marcus Aurelius

 

“Men exist for the sake of one another. Teach them then or bear with them”.

–Marcus Aelius Aurelius

 

“Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass, also.”

~Marcus Aurelius

 

“You carry in yourself all the obstacles necessary to make your realization perfect.  If you discover a very black hole, a thick shadow, be sure there is somewhere in you a great light.  It is up to you to know how to use the one to realize the other.”
~Sri Auribindo

 

“We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.”

~Jane Austen

 

“Everybody likes to go their own way--to choose their own time and manner of devotion.”

~Jane Austen

 

“There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.”

~Jane Austen

 

“Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation?”

~Jane Austen

 

“Some days there won’t be a song in your heart.  Sing anyway.”

~Emory Austin

“This moment is the moment of reality, of union, of truth. Nothing needs to be done to it or to you for this to be so. Nothing needs to be avoided, transcended, or found for it to be so.”

~Da Avabhasa (also known as Da Free John)

 

“True change and higher human adaptation are not made be resistance to the old habits. Change is not a matter of not doing something it is a matter of doing something else.”

~Da Avabhasa (Da Free John)

 

“If you plan on being successful at anything, you’re going to have to do more that just ‘want’ it; you’re going to have to passionately pursue it with all you might!”

~Drew Avery

 

“You can dance in the storm. Don’t wait for the rain to be over before because it might take too long. You can do it now. Wherever you are, right now, you can start, right now; this very moment.”

~Israelmore Ayiivor

“Joy is not in things, it is in us.”
~Richard Wagner

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