New A B C d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z Anon



“If a pickpocket stands in a crowd of saints, all he sees are their pockets.”

~Hari Dass Baba


“What matters is to live in the present, live now, for every moment is now. It is your thoughts and acts of the moment that create your future. The outline of your future path already exists, for you created its pattern by your past.”
~Sai Baba


“Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy.”
~Sai Baba


“By choosing the essential, we create great impact with minimal resources. Always choose the essential to maximize your time and energy.”

~Leo Babauta

“I think there’s an invisible principle of living too. If we believe we’re guided through every step of our lives, we are. It’s a lovely sight, watching it work.”

~Richard Bach


“To bring anything into your life, imagine that it’s already there.”

~Richard Bach


“You do not exist to impress the world. You exist to live your life in a way that will make you happy.”

~Richard Bach


“Happiness is the reward we get for living to the highest right we know.”

~Richard Bach


“Real love stories never have endings.”

~Richard Bach


“The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.”

~Richard Bach


“Argue for your limitations and sure enough, they’re yours.”

~Richard Bach


“Here is a test to find if your mission on earth is finished: If you are alive, it isn’t.”

~Richard Bach


“A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.”

~Sir Francis Bacon


“Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, but to weigh and consider.”

~Francis Bacon


“There’s no comparison between what’s lost by not trying and what’s lost by not succeeding.”

~Francis Bacon


“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”

~Walter Bagehot


“Action is the antidote to despair.”

~Joan Baez


“You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die, or when. You can decide how you’re going to live now.”

~Joan Baez


“The most important principle of divine philosophy is the oneness of the world of humanity, the unity of mankind, the bond conjoining East and West, the tie of love which blends human hearts.”

~Abdul Baha


Follow you passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and above all, don’t let anyone limit your dreams.”

~Donovan Bailey


“In order to be a realist you must believe in miracles.”
~H. C. Bailey


“You never find yourself until you face the truth.”

~Pearl Bailey


“We must change in order to survive.”

~Pearl Bailey


“May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.”

~L.O. Baird


“If you love somebody enough, you can still hear the laughter after they’re gone.”

~Al Baker


“My father worked on assembly lines in Detroit while I was growing up. Every day, I watched him do what he needed to do to support the family. But he told me, ‘Life is short. Do what you want to do.”

~Anita Baker


“The goal of all inanimate objects is to resist man and ultimately defeat him.”

~Russell Baker


“Why waste time trying to discover the truth when you can so easily create it.”

~David Baldacci


“Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations.”

~Faith Baldwin


“I imagine that one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.”

~James Baldwin

“You may imagine that your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, until you read. Books taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all living people, and all who had ever been alive.”

~James Baldwin


“People do not wish to be worse; they really wish to become better, but they often do not know how.”

~James Baldwin


“The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.”

~Francis Maitland Balfour


“The past should be a springboard not a hammock.”

~Irving Ball


“I would rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not.”

~Lucille Ball


“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”

~Lucille Ball


“Knowing what you can not do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that’s good taste.”

~Lucille Ball (1911-89); US actress, producer


“Do the most important things before anyone interrupts you and progress will be yours.”
~Craig Ballantyne


“People want to be involved with other confident people who are doing big things and being positive and powerful. Be out there doing something great today.”
~Craig Ballantyne


“Make the right decision, right now, for your right life.”
~Craig Ballantyne


“At the end of your life, all you really have left are people and experiences, not money or things. It’s not the stuff that matters in life, but the legacy you will leave. What will yours be & who can help you achieve it?”
~Craig Ballantyne


“If there’s one wealth—and life—lesson to remember, this is it: Add value to everything you do.”
~Craig Ballantyne


“You must take personal responsibility for who, what, and where you are in life. Nobody makes your decisions for you. Nobody owns you – or owes you.”
~Craig Ballantyne


“Become the person you need to become in order to achieve the big goals you want to achieve.  Get out of your comfort zone.  Resist complacency.  Never stop learning.  Improve everyday.  Demand more from yourself.  Never settle.  If you want advances results, you must take advances measures, because you cannot succeed with an average approach.”
~Craig Ballantyne


“Every action and every decision either moves you closer to or farther away from your goals. Choose wisely.”
~Craig Ballantyne


“Hope is the better half of courage. Hope! Has it not sustained the work, and given the fainting heart time and patience to outwit the chances and changes of life.”

~Honore de Balzac


“Whatever it is you want — How do you know you don’t already have it? How would you know if you got it? What’s stopping you from having it?”

~Leslie Bandler


“Always take advice from people you’re willing to exchange places with, do not take advice from people you would not exchange places with.”

~Gloria Mayfield Banks


“We were driven, more than dedicated. Discipline is doing something you have to do, like it or not. When you like something, you don’t need discipline. “

~The Barbarians


“The man that sees the invisible will do the impossible. We cannot be defeated because we refuse to admit defeat. No force on earth can oppose us. Like the starving wolf, we will die before we back down. We do not believe - we know.”

~The Barbarians


“The most characteristic mark of a great mind is to choose some one important object, and pursue it for life”

~Anna Letitia Barbauld


“No amount of fine feeling can take the place of faithful doing.”

~William Barclay


“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start my friend, anyone can start from now and make a brand new end.”

~Carl Bard


“Nothing is ever achieved without giving something up.

~Judith M. Bardwick


“When we begin to follow our dreams, we become in the inspiration for others to do the same.”
~Andrew Barker


“We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning.”

~Albert Barnes


“We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do.”

~Ethel Barrett


“The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.” 

~J.M. Barrie


“The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.”

~J.M. Barrie


“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves.”

~J.M. Barrie


“God gave us memories so that we might enjoy roses in December.”

~James Barrie


“You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.”

~Sir James M. Barrie


“Do something unique that only you and no one else in the world can do.”

~Robert Barry


“You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself.”

~Ethel Barrymore


“Happiness sneaks through a door you didn’t know that you left open.”

–John Barrymore


“The older you get, the more you realize that kindness is synonymous with happiness.”

~Lionel Barrymore


“When you’re through changing, you’re through.”

~Bruce Barton


“Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstances.”

~Bruce Barton


“Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking.”

~Bernard Baruch


“Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you as a sharp and efficient tool. Know your own failings, passions, and prejudices so you can separate them from what you see.”

~Bernard M. Baruch


“During my eighty-seven years I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.”

~Bernard M. Baruch


“There’s a part of every living thing that wants to become itself; the tadpole into the frog, the chrysalis into the butterfly, a damaged human being into a whole one. That is spirituality.”

~Ellen Bass


“As they traveled in the Land of Oz, the quick-witted scarecrow thought he had no brains; the loving tin woodsman felt he needed a heart; and the heroic lion believed he lacked courage.”

~Based on the stories of Frank L. Baum


“Improving willpower is the surest way to a better life.”

~Roy Baumeister


“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.”

~Charles Beard


“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


“Live your life from your heart.  Share from your heart.  And your story will touch and heal people’s souls.”
~Melody Beattie


“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.”

~Melody Beattie


“Each moment in time we have it all, even when we think we don’t.”

~Melody Beattie


“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.”

~Melody Beattie


“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity. It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

~Melody Beattie


“You’ve achieved success in your field when you don’t know whether what you’re doing is work or play.”

~Warren Beatty

“Let us have a care not to disclose our hearts to those who shut up theirs against us.”

~Francis Beaumont


“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

~Simone De Beauvoir


“It is in the knowledge of the genuine conditions of our lives that we must draw our strength to live and our reasons for living.”

~Simone de Beauvoir


“Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis.”

~Martha Beck


“The power to bring me out of solitude - or to push me back into it - had never belonged to another person. It was mine and only mine.”

~Martha Beck


“The really potent part of love is that it allows you to carry around beliefs about yourself that make you feel special, desirable, precious, innately good. Your lover couldn’t have seen [these qualities] in you, even temporarily, if they weren’t part of your essential being.”

~Martha Beck


“The creation of the world did not take place once and for all time, but takes place every day.”

~Samuel Beckett


“Behind every problem, there’s a question trying to ask itself.

Behind every question, there’s an answer trying to reveal itself.

Behind every answer, there’s an action trying to take place.

Behind every action, there’s a way of life trying to be born.”

~Michael Beckwith


“Can’t is a word you use when you don’t want to!”

~Beech2 (from the boards)


“Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.”
~Henry Ward Beecher


“He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.”

~Henry Ward Beecher


“It is not work that kills men, it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more on a man than he can bear. But worry is rust upon the blade. It is not movement that destroys the machinery.”

~Henry Ward Beecher


“Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself - and be lenient to everybody else.”

~Henry Ward Beecher


“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.”

~Henry Ward Beecher


“Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you.”

~Henry Ward Beecher


“Our sweetest experiences of affection are meant to point us to that realm which is the real and endless home of the heart.”

~Henry Ward Beecher (1813-87)

American clergyman


“Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death.”

~Lyman Beecher


“Your whole life can change in a second, and you never know when it’s coming.”
~from the movie Before and After


“The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose.”

~Hada Bejar


“If you can’t write your idea on the back of my calling card, you don’t have a clear idea.”

~David Belasco


“Don’t keep forever on the public road. Leave the beaten track behind occasionally and dive into the woods. You will be certain to find something you have never seen before, and something worth thinking about to occupy your mind. All really big discoveries are the result of thought.”

~Alexander Graham Bell


“When one door closes another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the ones which open for us.”

~Alexander Graham Bell


“What this power is, I cannot say. All I know is that it exists... and it becomes available only when you are in that state of mind in which you know exactly what you want... and are fully determined not to quit until you get it.

~Alexander Graham Bell


“Seems to me that the highest possible reward for any man’s labor is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.”

~Brock Bell


“An object cannot make you good or evil. The temptation of power, forbidden knowledge, even the desire to do good can lead some down that path. But only you can change yourself.”


“It is the letter not sent that is often the most valuable.”

~Melanie Benjamin


“The word appreciate has two meanings.  The first meaning is ‘to be thankful,’ the second meaning is ‘to increase value.’ Combined, these two meanings point to a truth that has been proved repeatedly in research on gratitude:  When we appreciated the good in our lives, the good grows and we have more of it.  The opposite, sadly is also true:  When we fail to appreciated the good – when we take the good in our lives for granted – the good depreciates.”
~Tal Ben-Shahar


“Attaining lasting happiness requires that we enjoy the journey on our way toward a destination we deem valuable. Happiness is not about making it to the peak of the mountain nor is it about climbing aimlessly around the mountain; happiness is the experience of climbing toward the peak.”

~Tal Ben-Shahar


“The optimalism ideal is not a distant shore to be reached but a distant start that guides us and can never be reached. As Carl Rogers pointed out, ‘`The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.’”

~Tal Ben-Shahar


“The trouble with life isn’t that there is no answer, but that there are so many answers.”

~Ruth Benedict


“[Faith] is the virtue of the storm, just as happiness is the virtue of sunshine.”

~Ruth Fulton Benedict (1887-1948)

American anthropologist

“Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.”
~Stephen Vincent Benet

“The first ingredient of authentic love is to see the other as they truly are; the second ingredient is to see yourself as you truly are.”

~Dr. David G. Benner


“Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.”

~Arnold Bennett


“Probably nothing in the world arouses more false hopes than the first four hours of a diet.”

~Dan Bennett


“Attitude is a choice.  Happiness is a choice.  Optimism is a choice.  Kindness is a choice.  Giving is a choice.  Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you.  Choose wisely.”
~Roy T. Bennett


“Never let your mind talk you out of your dreams, trick you into giving up. Never let your mind become the greatest obstacle to success.”
~Roy T. Bennett

“You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
~Roy T. Bennett


“The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it.”

~Warren G. Bennis


“The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment.”

~Warren Bennis


“Do not kiss your children so they will kiss you back, but so they will kiss their children and their children’s children.”

~Noah Benshea


“Pride is concerned with who it right. Humility is concerned with what is right.”

~Ezra Taft Benson


“Miracles happen to those who believe in them.”
~Bernard Berenson


“When you focus on all your blessings and the good people around you, there’s nothing to complain about. Nothing.”

~Enitan Bereola II


“The eyes only see what the mind is prepared to comprehend.”
~Henri Louis Bergson


“There is no greater joy than of feeling oneself a creator. The triumph of life is expressed by creation.”

~Henri Bergson


“To exist is to change; to change is to mature; to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.”

~ Henri Bergson


“Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.”

~Henri Bergson


“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”
~Milton Berle


“Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air.”

~Georgers Bernanos

Don’t underestimate the importance of small gestures that bring you and others happiness. Any kind word or deed counts. Pieced together, these tiny “gifts of love” weave a fabric of peace that makes life easier and more enjoyable. Think of how you can add pockets of peace to every day with just a slight adjustment to your routine.


“Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.”

~Sarah Bernhardt


“If you come to a fork in the road, take it!”

~Yogi Berra


“Your stand up for your teammates. Your loyalty is to them. You protect them through good and bad because they’d do the same for you.”

~Yogi Berra


“I knew I was going to take the wrong train, so I left early.”

~Yogi Berra


“Someone ought to do it, but why should I? Someone ought to do it, so why not I? Between these two sentences we find centuries of moral evolution.”

~Annie Besant


“Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak.”

~Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati


”I want to make myself so happy that others get happy just looking at me.”

~Yogi Bhajan

“Without vision we perish.”

~The Bible


“Great men are not always wise.”

~Biblical Proverb


“In order to achieve success, you’ve go to start keeping promises to yourself...If you can lie to yourself, you can lie to anybody.”

~Allen Bieber


“It’s liberating to forgive. We can sleep at night, and we feel totally at peace.”

~Peter Biehl


“There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we don’t know.”

~Amborse Bierce


“Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.”

~Amborse Bierce


“Half of the troubles of this life can be traced to saying ‘Yes’ too quickly and not saying ‘No’ enough.”
~Josh Billings


“Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.”

~Josh Billings


“Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.”

~Josh Billings


“If you look for the negative, it will be there. If you look for the positive, it will OVERWHELM you.”
~Tom Bilyeu


“Human potential is nearly limitless. But having potential is not the same thing as actually doing something with it.”
~Tom Bilyeu


“Make it your daily obsession to make the most of your potential”
~Tom Bilyeu


“Each handicap is like a hurdle in a steeplechase, and when you ride up to it, if you throw your heart over, the horse will go along too.”

~Lawrence Bixby


“The center of the universe is everywhere.”

~Black Elk, Oglala Lakota Medicine Man


“A life should aim at something outside self.”

~Hugh Black


“The hatred you’re carrying is a live coal in your heart - far more damaging to yourself than to them.

~Lawana Blackwell


“Patterning your life around other’s opinions is nothing more than slavery.”

~Lawana Blackwell


“Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life.”

~William Blake


“No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.”

~William Blake


“To see the world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.”

~William Blake


“The person who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.” ~William Blake


“Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.”

~William Blake


“Great things happen when men and mountains meet.”

~William Blake


“To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.”

~William Blake

Have you ever been stopped in your tracks by the majesty of a great old tree or the power of the ocean? Natural wonders like these help reshape our definition of joy. It’s easy to “tune up our senses” to be more observant of the joy around you. When you do, you begin to realize the world is at your fingertips.


“Humility does not mean you think less of yourself. It means you think of yourself less.”

~Ken Blanchard


“When we throw out the physical clutter, we clear our minds.  When we throw out the mental clutter, we clear our souls.”
~Gail Blanke


“Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. Its eternal goal is life.”

~Smiley Blanton


“Mountains appear more lofty the nearer one approaches; great leaders resemble them not in this particular.”

~Lady Marguerite Blessington


“There is a difference between interest and commitment.  When you’re interested in something, you do it only when it’s convenient.  When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.”
~Ken Bloanchard


“Freedom requires that you discover your own inner language - your own life rules - your own vision.”

~Zephyr Bloch-Jorgensen


“What I believe today may not be what I believe tomorrow, due to the events I have experienced and knowledge I have gained between yesterday and today.”

~Dureen Block


“The willow knows what the storm does not: That the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it.”

~Blood of the Martyr


“Intimacy is being seen and known as the person you truly are.”

~Amy Bloom


“Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. To experience adventure or to be limited by the fear of it.”

~Judy Blume


“Striving for success without hardwork is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.”

~David Bly


“Let us not say, every man is the architect of his own fortune; but let us say, every man is the architect of his own character.”

~George D. Boardman


“All that counts in life is intention.”

~Andrea Bocelli


“Spending two minutes a day being consciously, deliberately, mindfully grateful is perhaps THE secret to happiness and a linger life.”
~Laszlo Bock


“That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.”

~William J. H. Boetcker


“I cannot believe that the inscrutable universe turns on an axis of suffering; surely the strange beauty of the world must somewhere rest on pure joy!”

~Louise Bogan


“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.”

~Jean Shinoda Bolen


“I think people don’t place a high enough value on how much they are nurtured by doing whatever it is that totally absorbs them.”

~Jean Shinoda Bolen


“Forget the past and live the present hour.”

~Sarah Knowles Bolton


“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me.”

~Erma Louise Bombeck


“There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, ‘Yes, I’ve got dreams, of course I’ve got dreams.’ Then they put the box away and bring it out once in awhile to look in it, and yep, they’re still there. These are great dreams, but they never even get out of the box. It takes an uncommon amount of guts to put your dreams on the line, to hold them up and say, ‘How good or how bad am I?’ That’s where courage comes in.”

~Erma Louise Bombeck


“When humor goes, there goes civilization.”

~Erma Bombeck


“Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.”

~Napoleon Bonaparte


“A leader is a dealer in hope.”

~Napoleon Bonaparte


“Victory belongs to the most persevering.”

~Napoleon Bonaparte


“The only conquests which are permanent, and leave no regrets, are our conquests over ourselves.”

~Napoleon Bonaparte


“We must laugh at man, to avoid crying for him.”

~Napolean Bonaparte


“In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.”

~Dietrich Bonhoeffer


“Miracles happen everyday, change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you.”
~Jon Bon Jovi


“My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.”


“A fundamental human right is the ability to start again, to break free from the sins of the father.”

~Bono (from U2)


“Music can change the world because it can change people.”



“To resist the frigidity of old age one must combine the body, the mind and the heart - and to keep them in parallel vigor one must exercise, study and love.”

~Karl von Bonstetten


“We are afraid of things that cannot harm us, and we know it. We long for things that cannot help us, and we know it. But actually it is something within us that we are afraid of, and it is something within us that we long for.”

~Book of Common Prayer


“In combat, as in life, when we start thinking too much, we’re dead.”

~Michael Bookbinder


“Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.”

~Daniel J. Boorstin


“More appealing than knowledge itself is the feeling of knowledge.”

~Daniel J(oseph) Boorstin


“I believe that people will do what is right and good if they are given a chance and are convinced that what they are being asked to do will truly help others.”

~Helen Boosalis


“Listen to your HEART where Light is shinning your Path.”

~Honi Borden


“A smile is the shortest distance between two people.”

~Victor Borge


“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.”

~Victor Borge


“Time is the substance from which I am made.  Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.”
~Jorge Luis Borges


“Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.”

~Hal Borland


“Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding the truth.”

~Ludwig Borne


“Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.”

~James Boswell


“Here is a simple but powerful rule … always give people more than they expect to get.”

~Nelson Boswell


“There are two ways of meeting difficulties: You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them.”

~Phyllis Bottome


“Every hour you are not going after your passion, making your dreams a reality or defining your purpose is an hour you can’t get back. Is what you’re doing right now, this day, this moment getting you closer to where you want to be? If not, readjust your focus. It’s your future. Go get it!”

~Elizabeth Bourgeret


“A man with few friends is only half-developed; there are whole sides of his nature which are locked up and have never been expressed. He cannot unlock them himself, he cannot even discover them; friends alone can stimulate him and open him.”
~Randolph Bourne


“Good friendship are fragile, precious things and require as much care as any other fragile and precious things.”
~Randolph Bourne


“Doubt whom you will, but never yourself.”

~Christine Bovee


“When all else is lost, the future still remains.”

~Christian Nestell Bovee


“A failure establishes only this, that our determination was not strong enough.”



“God’s gift to us is more talent and ability than we’ll ever hope to use in our lifetime. Our gift to God is to develop as much of that talent and ability as we can in this lifetime.”

~Steve Bow


“To have the kind of year you want to have, something has to happen that you can’t explain why it happened. Something has to happen that you can’t coach.”

~Bobby Bowden


“When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.”

~Elizabeth Bowen

Isn’t it amazing how much the world seems to change when we’re in love? Everything looks rosier and we feel the confidence to express our deepest hopes and dreams. This feeling isn’t reserved solely for romantic love. Every time you open your heart and allow love to enter, you automatically give love to the people around you.


“We get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. Yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number, really . . . . How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty? And yet it seems limitless.”

~Paul Bowles


“Wonder is what sets us apart from other life forms. No other species wonders about the meaning of existence or the complexity of the universe or themselves.”

~Herbert W. Boyer

“Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.”

~Peg Bracken


“Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall”

~Ray Bradbury


“Stuff your eyes with wonder... live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.”

~Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451


“If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business, because we’d be cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.”

~Ray Bradbury


“We must believe in belief itself for it to have power in our lives.”
~Gregg Braden


“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.”

~Anne Bradstreet


“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.”

~Anne Bradstreet


“Don’t think about it, just do it. Most of your stress is in your thinking about what you have to do, but if you just do it you find the doing easy. It’s the thinking that’s hard.”

~Ajahn Brahm


“Act as if it were impossible to fail,”

~Dorothea Brand


“Those who won our independence... valued liberty as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.”
~Louis D. Brandeis


“My biggest motivation?  Just to keep challenging myself.  I see life almost like one long University education that I never had – every day I’m learning something new.”
~Richard Branson


“The more you’re actively and practically engaged, the more successful you will feel.”

~Sir Richard Branson


“The best lessons are usually learned from failure. You mustn’t beat yourself up if you fail - just pick yourself up, learn as much as you can from the experience and get on with the next challenge...The brave may not live forever, but the cautious never live at all.”

~Richard Branson


“There’s no point in looking back not for a fleeting moment, I can’t remember the bad moments in my life, I only remember the good.”

~Richard Branson


“As a leader you have to praise, lavish praise. Like flowers flourish on water, people flourish on praise.”

~Sir Richard Branson


“Be happy and a reason will come along.”
~Robert Brault


“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”

~Robert Brault


“Everything will be okay: We are born, we live, and then we die. All of us follow the same path. Some are here for seconds and some are here for 100-plus years. We are all here for a reason and a purpose. Go with your heart, aspire to balance and grow, live your purpose, no, FIGHT for your purpose, and I do believe ... everything will be okay!”

~Dave Braun


“Success is due less to ability than zeal. The winner is the one who gives to his work, body and soul.”

~Charles Braxton


“Today expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday. Realize the past no longer holds you captive. It can only continue to hurt you if you hold on to it. Let the past go. A simply abundant world awaits.”
~Sarah Ban Breathnach


“Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing.”
~Sarah Ban Breathnach


“New Year's Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change.”

~Sarah Ban Breathnach


“Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy.”

~Sarah Ban Breathnach

“You’ve got to make a conscious choice every day to shed the old - whatever ‘the old’ means for you.”

~Sarah Ban Breathnach


“Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again.”

~Sarah Ban Breathnach


“Each day offers us the gift of being a special occasion if we can simply learn that as well as giving, it is blessed to receive with grace and a grateful heart.”

~Sarah Ban Breathnach


“Every time we remember to say “thank you,” we experience nothing less than heaven on earth.”

~Sarah Ban Breathnach


“Don’t be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life.”

~Bertolt Brecht


“When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best -- that is inspiration.”

~Robert Bresson


“I lived what most people call the good life. I was happy, but deep inside I always felt that, with the short amount of time we are given to live and love in this world, we spend too much time loving things instead of people.”

~Antonia Brenner


“Our goal can only be reached through a vehicle of pain, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.”

~Stephen A. Brennan


“It’s about time you admitted that you are a miraculous work of art. You came into this world as a radiant bundle of exuberant riddles. You slipped into this dimension as a shimmering burst of spiral hallelujahs. You blasted into this realm as a lush explosion of ecstatic gratitude. And it is your birthright to fulfill those promises.”
~Rob Brezsny


“Overthrow the sour, puckered hallucination that is mistakenly referred to as reality.”

~Rob Brezsny


“Give the world the best you have and the best will come back to you.”
~Madeline Bridges


“It is when we are in transition that we are most fully alive.”

~William Bridges


“Good ideas are common - what’s uncommon are people who will work hard enough to bring them about.”

~Ashleigh Brilliant


“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.”

~David Brinkley


“Strong minded, resolutely willed, you can create out of nothing a great business, a huge empire, a new world. Others have and they have no monopoly.”

~Claude M. Bristol


“I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived.”

~Hermann Broch


“Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty.”

~Jacob Bronowski


“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”

~Emily Brontë


“If you want to give someone a gift that will really make a difference—a gift they will remember and will likely keep forever—write them a letter about how much you appreciate them, love them and cherish them. Tell them the specific things they do and who they are that is such a gift to you. It is free, but priceless.”

~Richard Bliss Brooke


“Success: Progressing on your chosen path and being in love with the process.”

~Richard Bliss Brooke


“What matters is what we expect of ourselves; what we believe is inevitable for us. What matters is our mindset about who we are and what we deserve.”

~Richard Bliss Brooke


“You aren’t wealthy until you have something money can’t buy.”

~Garth Brooks


“Humor is just another defense against the universe.”

~Mel Brooks


“The ideal life is in our blood and never will be still. Sad will be the day for any man when he becomes contented with the thoughts he is thinking and the deeds he is doing -- where there is not forever beating at the doors of his soul some great desire to do something larger, which he knows that he was meant and made to do.”

~Phillips Brooks


“The earth has grown old with its burden of care

But at Christmas it always is young,

The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair

And its soul full of music breaks the air,

When the song of angels is sung.”

~Phillips Brooks


“A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words.”

~Phillip Brooks


“When you come right down to it, the secret to having it all is loving it all.”
~Joyce Brothers


“There is a rule in sailing where the more maneuverable ship should give way to the less maneuverable craft. This rule is often a good one to follow in human relationships as well.”

~Dr. Joyce Brothers


“Studies indicate that the one quality all successful people have is persistence. They’re willing to spend more time accomplishing a task and to persevere in the face of many difficult odds. There’s a very positive relationship between people’s ability to accomplish any task and the time they’re willing to spend on it.”

~Joyce Brothers


“The only limits are, as always, those of vision.”

~James Broughton


“Today’s opportunities erase yesterday’s failures.”



“A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a joke or worried to death by a frown on the right person’s brow.”

~Charles Brower


“Luck marches with those who give their very best.”

~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”

~Jackson Brown


“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.’s Mother


“Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor.”

~Jackson Brown


“Live out of your imagination instead of out of your memory.”
~Les Brown


“Life has no limitations; except the ones you make.”
~Les Brown


“If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.”
~Les Brown


“The graveyard is the richest place on earth, because it is here that you will find all the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled.”
~Les Brown


“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.”
~Les Brown


“Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.”

~Les Brown


“If you want a thing bad enough to go out and fight for it, to work day and night for it, to give up your time, your peace and sleep for it… if all that you dream and scheme is about it, …and life seems useless and worthless without it… if you gladly sweat for it and fret for it and plan for it and lose all your terror of the opposition for it…if you simply go after that thing that you want with all your capacity, strength and sagacity, faith hope and confidence and stern pertinacity…if neither cold, poverty, famine, nor gout, sickness nor pain, of body and brain, can keep you away from the thing that you want…if dogged and grim you beseech and beset it, with the help of God, YOU WILL GET IT!”

~Les Brown


“You have something special, you have greatness within you. You have the ability to do more than anything you could ever imagine, there’s an entrepreneur in you. You have million dollar ideas, billion dollar ideas in you. There are people waiting to hear your voice. You have a vision of yourself doing more, achieving more, taking care of your family, making your mark, leaving a legacy. You will never be stressed or challenged financially. You were born to be rich. You know that it is in your DNA. You were born to successful.”

~Les Brown


“You are what you are today because of something you did or did not do.”

~Les Brown


“Doctors should not tell someone they’re terminal. What they should say is, ‘My ability to help you has terminated.’”

~Les Brown


“Live Full, Die Empty.”

~Les Brown


“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.”

~Les Brown


“The two most important days in your life – the day you’re born, and the day you realize why you’re born.”

~Les Brown


“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.”

~Les Brown


“Fear does not have any special power unless you empower it by submitting to it.”

~Les Brown


“You know, we can’t get out of life alive! We can either die in the bleachers or die on the field. We might as well come down on the field and go for it!”

~Les Brown


“It’s better to prepare for an opportunity that may never come than to have an opportunity but find ourselves unprepared.

~Les Brown


“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.”

~Les Brown


“If you can’t return a favor, pass it on.”

~Louise Brown


“When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less.”

~Paul Brown


“I finally figured out that the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it.”
~Rita Mae Brown


“Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.”

~Rita Mae Brown


“When you know that you’re capable of dealing with whatever comes, you have the only security the world has to offer.”

~Harry Browne


“Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.”

~Merry Browne


“We carry within us the wonders we seek without us.”
~Sir Thomas Browne


“Be charitable before wealth makes thee covetous.”

~Sir Thomas Browne


“Be substantially great in thyself, and more than thou appearest unto others.”

~Sir Thomas Browne


“The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.”
~Elizabeth Barrett Browning


“Positive thinking is the ultimate triumph of mind over matter; the victory of the spirit over the shadows lurking in the world.”

~Martin A. Browning


“My business is not to remake myself, but to make the absolute best of what God made.”

~Robert Browning (1812-89); British poet, “The Lost Leader”


“Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp – or what’s a heaven for?”

~Robert Browning


“Everyone needs an ounce of experience in order to do anything well.”

~Robert Bruce


“Each and every one of us has the power to change, be it physically, emotionally or spiritually…determination combined with a vision and fuels by inspiration can lead us to accomplish anything we desire.”

~Jamie Brunner


“It’s not the will to win that matters...everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.”

~Paul “Bear” Bryant


“You never know how a horse will pull until you hook him up to a heavy load.”

~Paul “Bear” Bryant


“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”

~William Jennings Bryant


“The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.”

~Pearl Buck


“The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible – and achieve it generation after generation.”

~Pearl Buck


“You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.”

~Pearl S. Buck


“Happiness comes more from loving than being loved; and often when our affection seems wounded it is only our vanity bleeding. To love, and to be hurt often, and to love again - this is the brave and happy life.”

~J. E. Buchrose


“The cause of all pain and suffering is ignorance.”


“All that we are is the result of what we have thought.  The mind is everything.  What we think, we become.”


“Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.”


“Be a lamp to yourself.  Be your own confidence.  Hold to the truth within yourself, as to the only truth.”

“The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.”


“Those who have failed to work toward the truth have missed the purpose of living.”


“Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.”


“To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”



“Pain is inevitable in life, but suffering is optional.”



“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”



“Those who have failed to work toward the truth have missed the purpose of living.”



“Do not dwell in the past. Do not dream of the future. Concentrate the mind on the present moment.”



“In the end these things matter most:

How well did you love?

How fully did you love?

How deeply did you learn to let go?”



“Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care, for people will hear them and be influenced by them, for good or ill.”



“All that we are is a result of what we have thought.”



“Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.”



“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so let us all be thankful.”



“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”



“Everything is changeable, everything appears and disappears; there is no blissful peace until one passes beyond the agony of life and death.”



“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.”



“Let a man avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison.”



“Those who are awake live in a state of constant amazement.”

~Shakyamuni Buddha


“There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth. Not going all the way, and not starting.”

~Siddhartha Gautama Buddha


“Just by listening deeply we alleviate pain and suffering.”

~Buddhist Saying


“The grace of God means something like: Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn’t have been complete without you. Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid. I am with you. Nothing can ever separate us. It’s for you I created the universe. I love you. There’s only one catch. Like any other gift, the gift of grace can be yours only if you’ll reach out and take it. Maybe being able to reach out and take it is a gift too.”

~(Carl) Frederick Buechner (b. 1926)

American writer, author, “The Alphabet of Grace”, “The Entrance to Porlock”


“Honesty is a very expensive gift. Don’t expect it from cheap people.”
~Warren Buffett


“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.  If you think about that, you’ll to things differently.”
~Warren Buffet


“Games are won by players who focus on the playing field –- not by those whose eyes are glued to the scoreboard.”

~Warren Buffett


“You can activate your own beliefs.”

~Holton Buggs


“When you don’t have an objective your subconscious mind doesn’t have a direction.”

~Holton Buggs


“Just because you didn’t take my road, doesn’t mean you got lost.”

~Holton Buggs


“I am who I choose to be. I always have been what I chose…though not always what I pleased.”

~Lois McMaster Bujold


“Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.”

~Lois McMaster Bujold


“Nerves and butterflies are fine - they’re a physical sign that you’re mentally ready and eager.  You have to get the butterflies to fly in formation, that’s the trick.”
~Steve Bull


"Refuse to be ill. Never tell people you are ill; never own it to yourself. Illness is one of those things which a man should resist on principle.”

~Edward Bulwer-Lytton


“See yourself as a person who loves challenge and go for the big dreams. You are stronger than you think, and the future holds good things for you.”
~Brendon Burchard


“Only two things change your life: Either something new comes into your life, or something new comes out of you.”

~Brendon Burchard


“You have a clean slate every day you wake up. You have a chance every single morning to make that change and be the person you want to be. You just have to decide to do it. Decide today’s the day. Say it; this is going to be my day.”

~Brendon Burchard


“There are two days in the week about which I never worry. Two carefree days, kept sacredly free from fear and apprehension. One of these days is Yesterday. And the other day I do not worry about is Tomorrow.”

~Robert Jones Burdette


“You’ve got to create a dream. You’ve got to uphold the dream. If you can’t, go back to the factory or go back to the desk.”

~Eric Burdon


“It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn’t.”

~Martin Van Buren


“Live up to your potential instead of imitating someone else’s.”

~Martha Burgess


“Our patience will achieve more than our force.”

~Edmund Burke


“To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.”

~Edmund Burke


“He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.”

~Edmund Burke (1729-1797) British statesman, orator


“We must not always judge of the generality of the opinion by the noise of the acclamation.”

~Edmund Burke


“Do you consider yourself a blessing or just another person?”

~Jonathan Anthony Burkett


“Good instincts usually tell you what to do long before your head has figured it out.”

~Michael Burke


“Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.”

~Carol Burnett


“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.”

~Carol Burnett


“I am sure that there’s magic in everything.”

~F. Burnett


“I’d rather be a failure at something I enjoy than be a success at something I hate.”

~George Burns


“Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.”

~Amelia Burr


“I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.”

~Augusten Burroughs


“One resolution I have made, and try to always keep is this: To rise above the little things.”

~John Burroughs


“In the magical universe there are no coincidences and there are no accidents. Nothing happens unless someone wills it to happen.”

~William S. Burroughs


“After one look at this planet, any visitor from outer space would say, ‘I want to see the manager.’”

~William S. Burroughs


“One of the saddest experiences which can come to a human being is to awaken, gray-haired and wrinkled, near the close of an unproductive career, to the fact that all through the years he has been using only a small part of himself.”

~V.W. Burrows


“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 the potential to turn a life around.”

~Leo F. Buscaglia


“Love if life. And if you miss love, you miss life.”

~Leo Buscaglia


“Life is a great and wondrous mystery, and the only thing we know that we have for sure is what is right here and right now. Don’t miss it.”

~Leo Buscaglia


“The easiest thing in the world to be is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don’t let them put you in that position.”

~Leo Buscaglia 


“Only when we give joyfully, without hesitation or thought of gain, can we truly know what love means.”

~Leo Buscaglia


“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.”

~Leo Buscaglia


“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children.”

~President George W. Bush


“One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life.”

 ~Edward B. Butler


“Man, unlike the animals, has never learned that the sole purpose of life is to enjoy it.”

~Samuel Butler


“Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a person of some sense to know how to lie well.”

~Samuel Butler


“Don’t go through life, grow through life.”

~Eric Butterworth


“Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work body and soul.”

~Charles Buxton


“With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.”

~Thomas Fowell Buxton


“Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid of life than death.”

~James F. Bymes


“The biggest problems in the world could have been solved when they were small.”

~Witter Bynner


“Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used.”

~Richard E. Byrd


“Every single second is an opportunity to change your life, because in any moment you can change the way you feel.”
~Rhonda Byrne


“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.”

~Robert Byrne

“Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.”
~James F. Byrnes

“The real question is not whether life exists after death.  The real question is whether you are alive before death.”