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“Above all, watch with glittering eyes the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magicF will never see it.”

~Roald Dahl

 

“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.”
~Dalai Lama

 

“In the final analysis, the hope of every person is simply peace of mind.”
~Dalai Lama

“Don’t let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.”

~Dalai Lama

 

“The basic fact is that all sentient beings, particularly human beings, want happiness and do not want pain and suffering.”

~Dalai Lama

 

“I believe that to meet the challenge of our times, human beings will have to develop a greater sense of universal responsibility. We must all learn to work not just for our own self, family, or nation, but for the benefit of all humankind. Universal responsibility is the key to human survival. It is the best foundation for world peace, the equitable use of natural resources, and through concern for future generations, the proper care of the environment.”

~The Dalai Lama

 

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”

~Dalai Lama

 

“You’re happy when you help others become happy.”

~Dalai Lama

 

“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.”

~Dalai Lama

 

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

~The Dalai Lama

 

“Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: A meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.”

~Dalai Lama

 

“A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.”

~The Dalai Lama

 

 ”Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it. “

~The Dalai Lama

 

“Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.”

~The Dalai Lama

 

“Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.”

~The Dalai Lama

 

 ”Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.”

~The Dalai Lama

 

“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.”

~Salvador Dali

 

“It’s time for us to deeply connect with our inner knowing that all Divine Intelligence is ours. We know the truth – simply trust your intuitions and feelings to open up to all guidance now.”

~Dan

 

“Success isn’t something that you do on the outside, success is something that you are on the inside. The rest will follow.”

~Chuck Danes

 

“The purpose of life is to live mindfully and passionately in the present moment, to love unabashedly, to be a lifelong learner, to seek adventure and growth, and to spread kindness and peace along the way.”
~Barrie Davenport

 

“Every day holds the possibility of a miracle.”

~Elizabeth David

 

“Learning never exhausts the mind.”

~Leonardo da Vinci

 

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”

~Leonardo da Vinci

 

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

~Leonardo de Vinci

 

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”

~Leonardo Da Vinci

 

“Obstacles cannot crush me; every obstacle yields to stern resolve.”

~Leonardo da Vinci

 

“Getting what you go after is success; but liking it while you are getting it is happiness.”

~Bertha Damon

 

“Chase after truth like hell and you’ll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat-tails.”

~Clarence Darrow

 

“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”
~Charles Darwin

 

“The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.”

~Charles Darwin

 

“I see my life as an unfolding set of opportunities to awaken.”
~Ram Dass

 

“If the grass is greener on the other side, it’s probably over a septic tank.”

~Rita Davenport

 

“If there is no tomorrow and all we have is the here and now, I’m happy just to have you, you’re all the love I need somehow.”

~Scott Davidson

 

“A poor life this if, full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare.”

~William Henry Davies

 

“As I see it, every day you do one of two things: build health or produce disease in yourself.”

~Adelle Davis

 

“Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.”

~Belva Davis

 

“Massive research indicates that your single most important characteristic is how you feel about yourself.”

~Dr. Gayle A. Davis

 

“Relationships exist between confidence and performance…confidence is a result of a healthy self-image.”

~Dr. Gayle A. Davis

 

“The most important of my discoveries have been suggested to me by my failures.”

~ Sir Humphrey Davy

 

“Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.”

~Moshe Dayan

 

 ”Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.”

~James Dean

 

“If we choose to remain as we are, fearing that change is painful, we live with fear. When the heart weeps for what is lost, the spirit laughs for what it has found. However compassionate we are, we can never see entirely into the mind of another. Learn to trust that part of the mind that you can’t see. The subtle parts of your mind will speak to you if you keep quiet long enough to let them.”

~Liz Dean

 

“If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.”

~Rene Descartes

 

“Never regret something that once made you smile.”

~Amber Deckers

 

“It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.”

~Decouvertes

 

“The distance is nothing; it’s only the first step that is difficult.”

~Marquise du Deffand

 

“If you are waiting for anything in order to live and love without holding back, then you suffer. Every moment is the most important moment of your life. No future time is better than now to let down your guard and love.”

~David Deida

 

“Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet.”

~Sarah Louise Delany

 

“It is not enough to do your best; you must know what to do, and *then* do your best.”

~W(illiam) Edwards Deming

 

“A fool can learn from his own experience; the wise learn from the experience of others.”

~Democritis

 

“By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.”

~Democritus

 

“He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.”

~Michel de Montaigne

 

“He who is not very strong in memory should not meddle with lying.”

~Michel de Montaigne  

 

“Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.”

~Demosthenes

 

“Be specific and passionate about your goals. The universe notices intent.”

~Violet DeNiro

 

“We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.”

~Max De Pree

 

“Nothing is being withheld from you—not love, prosperity, health or abundance. The Universe is continually moving you into more.”

~Panache Desai

 

“Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew.”

~Saint Francis de Sales

 

“Nothing is so strong as gentleness. Nothing is so gentle as real strength.”

~Frances de Sales

 

“Make yourself familiar with the angels, and behold them frequently in spirit; for without being seen, they are present with you.”

~Saint Francis de Sales

 

“Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you…. Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs.”

~Saint Francis de Sales

 

“Life is movement. The more life there is the more flexibility there is. The more fluid you are, the more you are alive.”

~Arnaud Desjardins.

 

“Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push—a smile; a word of optimism and hope; a ‘you can do it!’ when things are tough.”

~Richard M. DeVos

 

“Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of the imagination.”

~John Dewey

 

“Do not speak harshly to any one; those who are spoken to will answer thee in the same way. Angry speech is painful: blows for blows will touch thee.”

~The Dhammapada

 

“The ordinary are here to fit into the world; the extraordinary are here to create their own worlds.”
~Matshona Dhliwayo

 

“The world’s most precious resource is the persistent and passionate human mind. Remember, the best way to predict the future is to create it yourself!”

~Peter Diamandis

 

“Only do what your heart tells you.”

~Diana, Princess of Wales

 

“I don’t go by the rule book...I lead from the heart, not the head.”

~Princess Diana

 

“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”

~Charles Dickens

 

“Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort.”

~Charles Dickens

 

“I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.”

~Charles Dickens

 

“Scrooge was better than his word. He did it all and infinitely more…He became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew…and it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed that knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, ‘God Bless Us, Every One!’”

~Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol

 

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”

~Charles Dickens.

 

“Luck is not chance, it's toil; fortune's expensive smile is earned.”

~Emily Dickinson

 

“If you can take care of the small things…the big things take care of themselves. You can gain more control over your life by paying closer attention to the little things.”

~Emily Dickinson

 

“I dwell in possibility...”

~Emily Dickinson

 

“That it will never come again is what makes life sweet.”

~Emily Elizabeth Dickinson

 

“We never know how high we are

Till we are called to rise;

And then, if we are true to plan.

Our statures touch the skies.”

~Emily Dickinson

 

“Hope is the thing with feathers –

That perches in the soul –

And sings the tune without words –

And never stops – at all –”

~Emily Dickinson

 

“Success is counted sweetest by those who ne’er succeed.”

~Emily Elizabeth Dickinson

 

“Forever is composed of nows.”

~Emily Dickinson

 

“Till it has loved, no man or woman can become itself.”

~Emily Dickinson

 

“Don’t chase the paper, chase the dream.”

~P Diddy

 

“To have that sense of one’s intrinsic worth... is potentially to have everything...”

~Joan Didion

 

“The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs.”

~Joan Didion

 

“Freedom is the right to be wrong; not the right to do wrong.”

~John Diefenbaker

 

“If I’ve got correct goals, and if I keep pursuing them the best way I know how, everything else falls into line. If I do the right thing right, I’m going to succeed.”

–Dan Dierdorf

 

“It’s the friends you can call up at four a.m. that matter.”

~Marlene Dietrich

 

“The heaviest weight you carry is the one within you.”

~Dinneen Diette

 

“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 too cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.”

~Annie Dillard

 

“The greatest achievement in life is to have the ability to create the world around you so that it matches the dreams in your head.”

~Mike Dillard

“I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort where we overlap.”
~Ani DiFranco

 

“He said that there was one only good, namely, knowledge; and one only evil, namely, ignorance.”

~Laertius Diogenes (-c. 320 BC), Greek philosopher

 

“In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand, we will understand only what we have been taught.”

~Baba Dioum

 

“When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.”
~Roy Disney

 

“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.”

~Walt Disney

 

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

~Walt Disney

 

“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot of Treasure Island.”

~Walt Disney

 

“You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”

~Walt Disney

 

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

~Walt Disney

 

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”

~Walt Disney

 

 ”The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.”

~Walt Disney

 

“All of your dreams will come true, if you have the courage to pursue them.”

~Walt Disney

 

“Get a good idea and stay with it. Dog it, and work at it until it’s done right.”

~Walt Elias Disney

 

“In learning you will teach. And in teaching you will learn. You’ll find your place beside the ones you love”

~From Disney’s Tarzan

 

“Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.”
~Benjamin Disraeli

 

“Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.”
~Benjamin Disraeli

 

“What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expected generally happens.”

~Benjamin Disraeli

 

“Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor.”
~Benjamin Disraeli

 

“Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.”

~Benjamin Disraeli

 

“What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expected generally happens.”

~Benjamin Disraeli

 

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

~Benjamin Disraeli

 

“Desperation can be as powerful inspirer as genius.”

~Benjamin Disraeli

 

“The secret of success is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.”

~Benjamin Disraeli

 

“To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.”

~Benjamin Disraeli

 

“Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.”

~Benjamin Disraeli

 

“Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.”

~Benjamin Disraeli

 

“As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.”

~Benjamin Disraeli

 

“Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.”

~Benjamin Disraeli

 

“Knowledge must be gained by ourselves. Mankind may supply us with the facts; but the results, even if they agree with previous ones, must be the work of our mind.”

~Benjamin “Dizzy” Disraeli

 

“Success isn’t permanent, and failure isn’t fatal.”

~Mike Ditka

 

“If you accept it, you deserve it. I’ll never accept it.”

~Mike Ditka on losing

 

“You’re never a loser until you quit trying.”

~Mike Ditka

 

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.”
~Fred Divito

 

“If you think you’re lucky, you are.”

~Bobby Dodd

 

“Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.”

~Dr Norman Doidge

 

“Power is a positive force if it is used for positive purposes.”

~Elizabeth Dole

 

“That’s basically the core of it. Just get it started. Just get up and do it, no matter how hard it is. Go on inside and find that way to make a way out of ‘no way.’”

~Debra Domino

 

“It’s time to relax, be present more, and rock the living daylights out of each precious moment you have.”

~Mike Dooley

 

“All you need is a vision, followed by an unending march of little, tiny baby steps in its direction.”

~Mike Dooley

 

“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.”

~Fyodor Dostoyevsky

 

“Originality and a feeling of one’s own dignity are achieved only through work and struggle.”

~Fyodor Dostoyevsky

 

“I prayed for freedom for twenty years, but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.”

~Frederick Douglass

 

“People may not get all they work for in this world but they must certainly work for what they get.”

~Frederick Douglass

 

“The achievement of your goal is assured the moment you commit yourself to it.”

~Mack R. Douglas

 

“The secret of happiness is curiosity.”

~Norman Douglas

 

“Has any man ever attained inner harmony by pondering the experience of others? Not since the world began. He must pass through the fire.”

~Norman Douglas

 

“The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.”

~Maureen Dowd

 

“A happy person is not a person in certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.”

~Hugh Downs

 

“Change starts when someone sees the next step.”

~William Drayton

 

“... make the most of each day by letting go of everything that does not figure into the brighter future you envision for yourself.”

~Dr. Danny Drubin from Letting Go of Your Bananas

 

“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”

~Peter Drucker

 

“There are usually half a dozen right answers to what needs to be done, yet unless the person makes the risky and controversial choice of only one he will achieve nothing.”

~Peter Drucker

 

“There are an enormous number of managers who have retired on the job.”

~Peter Drucker

 

“Success in the knowledge economy comes to those who know themselves – their strengths, their values, and how they best perform.”

~Peter Drucker

 

“Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.”

~Peter F. Drucker

 

“Whenever anything is being accomplished, it is being done, I have learned, by a monomaniac with a mission.”

~Peter Drucker

 

“There is the risk you cannot afford to take, and there is the risk you cannot afford not to take.”

~Peter Drucker

 

“You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.”

~Henry Drummond

 

“Unless we undertake more than we can possibly do, we will never do all that we can.”

~Henry Drummond

 

“He who will not reason is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool; and he who dares not is a slave.”

~Sir William Drummond

 

“We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.”

~John Dryden

 

“Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections. For love which hath ends, will have an end; whereas that which is founded on true virtue, will always continue.”

~John Dryden

 

“A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire.”

~Francois de La Rochefoucauld

 

“Our enemies come nearer the truth in the opinions they form of us than we do in our opinion of ourselves.”

~François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

 

“If you are faced with an unpleasant person or situation that you can do nothing about, bless the situation. Bless the person and know and believe some good will come from it. . . . All of us have seen good come out of disaster . . . the ‘blessing in disguise.’ When you expect good to come from negativity, it will. What you think about, you bring about.”

~Joyce Duco

 

“Wise people learn when they can. Fools learn when they must.”

~The Duke of Wellington

 

“Rogues are preferable to imbeciles, because rogues sometimes take a rest.”

~Alexandre Dumas

 

“We are each gifted in a unique and important way.  It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.”
~Mary Dunbar

 

“All my life I have struggled to make one authentic gesture.”

~Isadora Duncan

 

“Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits.”
~Jerry Dunn

 

“Courage is being willing to risk the pain of failure in order to achieve success.”

~Jonathon Dunsky

 

“Halloween is not only about putting on a costume, but it's about finding the imagination and costume within ourselves.”
~Elvis Duran

 

“Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.”

~Will Durant

 

“How much can you possibly know about yourself if you’ve never been in a fight?”

~Tyler Durden

 

“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for you soul is alive.”

~Eleonora Duse

 

“A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.”

~Dutch Proverb

“Our lives are greatly enriched when we immerse ourselves in literature and spiritual writing, not because we are going to be tested but purely for the sake of enrichment.”
~Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

 

“With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.”
~Wayne W. Dyer

 

“Once you believe in yourself and see your soul as divine and precious, you’ll automatically be converted to a being who can create a miracle.”
~Wayne Dyer

 

“I will see it when I believe it.”

~Wayne Dyer

“Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery.”
~Wayne Dyer

 

“Every time I pick up a coin on the street, I view it as a symbol of the abundance that God sends into my life, and I feel gratitude.”

~Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

 

“Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for you to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you.”

~Wayne Dyer

 

“All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won’t succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy. “

~Wayne Dyer

 

“Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.”

~Wayne Dyer

 

“Allow your life to unfold naturally. Know that it is a vessel of perfection.”

~Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

 

“If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t you will see obstacles.”

~Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

 

“Those who think that the world is a dark place are blind to the light that might illuminate their lives.”

~Wayne Dyer

 

“Wisdom combined with discipline fosters your ability to focus and be patient as you harmonize your thoughts, your intellect, and your feelings with the work of your body.”

~Wayne D. Dyer

 

“Transformation literally means going beyond your form.”

~Wayne Dyer

 

“Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.”

~Wayne Dyer

 

“You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.”

~Wayne W. Dyer

 

“Your goal should be to try and be better than you used to be, not better than anyone else.”

~Wayne Dyer

 

“You never regret what you do in life. You only regret what you don’t do.”

~Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

 

“When you are able to shift your inner awareness to how you can serve others, and when you make this the central focus of your life, you will then be in a position to know true miracles in your progress toward prosperity.”

~Wayne Dyer

 

“When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.”

~Dr. Wayne Dyer

 

“Heaven is a state of mind, not a location.”

~Wayne Dyer

 

“The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.”

~Wayne Dyer

 

“Problems in relationship occur because each person is concentrating on what is missing in the other person.”

~Wayne Dyer

 

“Imagine whatever it is you want. Believe that it is something that has already happened – an established fact, not just going to happen. Then act on it. You can do anything you want to create for yourself.”

~Wayne Dyer

 

“In order to reach a level of extraordinary, you have to fall in love with what you believe in so strongly and then sell that love. When you live from that passion, that enthusiasm, you will align yourself with that purpose.”

~Wayne Dyer

 

“If you advance confidently in the direction of your own dreams and endeavor to live the life you’ve imagined, it will chase you and you will meet with success unexpected.”

~Wayne Dyer

 

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”

~Wayne Dyer

 

“If you ask with kindness in your voice and in your heart, ‘How may I serve you?’ The Universe’s response will be, ‘How may I serve you as well.’”

~Dr. Wayne Dyer

 

“Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you.”

~Wayne Dyer

 

“There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there’s only a scarcity of resolve to make it happen.”

~Wayne Dyer

 

“Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.”

~Wayne Dyer

 

“You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.”

~Wayne Dyer

 

“The now is the working unit of your life. Now is all there is, all there ever has been, and all there ever will be.”

~Wayne Dyer

 

“It’s never to late to have a happy childhood.”

~Wayne W(alter) Dyer

 

“The essence of greatness is the ability to choose personal fulfillment in circumstances where others choose madness.”

~Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

 

“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.”

~Henry Van Dyke

 

“Use what talents you possess: The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.”

~Henry Van Dyke

 

“Happiness is inward and not outward; and so it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.”

~Henry Van Dyke

 

“Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars.”

~Henry Van Dyke

 

“A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.”

~Bob Dylan

 

“He not busy being born is busy dying.”

~Bob Dylan

 

“When you feel in your gut what you are and then dynamically pursue it – don’t back down and don’t give up - then you’re going to mystify a lot of folks.”

~Bob Dylan

 

“What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.”

~Bob Dylan

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

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