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“The little things, and little moments aren’t little.”

~Jon Kabat-Zinn

 

“Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open.”

~Pauline Kael

 

“There art two cardinal sins from which all others spring: Impatience and Laziness.”

~Franz Kafka

 

“You attract what you judge until you no longer judge what you attract.”

~Matt Kahn

 

“Even the smallest shift in perspective can bring about the greatest healing.”

~Joshua Kai

 

“When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.”

~Henry Kaiser

 

“The mind is a powerful magnet and as such, it attracts whatever corresponds to its ruling state.

Expectation dictates what that ruling state will be and therefore governs what corresponds to the mind and is attracted into your life. Expectation can be either a blessing or a curse but either way it is certainly one of the most powerful unseen forces in your life.”

~John Kanary

 

“Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.”

~Immanuel Kant

 

“If man makes himself a worm he must not complain when he is trodden on.”

~Immanuel Kant

 

“Man must be disciplined, for he is by nature raw and wild.”

~Immanuel Kant

 

“Success is living up to your potential. That’s all. Wake up with a smile and go after life. Don’t just show up at the game or the office. Live it, enjoy it, taste it, smell it, feel it.”

~Joe Kapp

 

“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.”
~Alphonse Karr

 

“This is the time. This is the place. This is the vastness. Right here is paradise. Always. Always.”
~Byron Katie 

 

“You move totally away from reality when you believe that there is a legitimate reason to suffer.”

~Byron Katie

 

“You can’t make positive discoveries that make your life better if you never try anything new.”

~Josh Kaufman

 

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”

~Alan Kay

 

“Life is a great canvas; throw on all the paint you can.”

~Danny Kaye

 

“Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.”

~Bil Keane

 

“In the race for quality there is no finish line.”

~David T. Kearns

 

“When a man erects a structure, it doesn’t worry him what idlers may scribble on the scaffolding.”

~R. Roy Keaton

 

“I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart’s affection and the truth of imagination.”

~John Keats

 

“I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.”

~Garrison Keillor

 

“The course of human history is determined, not by what happens in the skies, but what takes place in our hearts.”

~Sir Arthur Keith

 

“Positive thinking is knowing that, in the grand scheme of things, we live in a world where rainy days eventually give way to sunnier skies.”

~R. L. Keith

 

“Keep an active mind, and continue to grow intellectually. You either grow or regress. Nothing stands still.”

~Dave Kekich

 

“Real regrets only come from not doing your best. All else is out of your control. Trade excuses and ‘trying’ for results. Do more than is expected of you. Life’s easy when you live it the hard way…and hard if you try to live it the easy way.”

~Dave Kekich

 

“My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.”

~Clarence B. Kelland

 

“We have a ‘strategic’ plan. It’s called doing things.”

~Herb Kelleher

 

”Not everything matters equally, and success isn’t a game won by whoever does the most.  Yet that is exactly how most play it on a daily basis.”
~Gary Keller

 

“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.”

~Helen Keller

 

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.”

~Helen Keller

 

“One cannot consent to creep when one has an impulse to soar.”

~Helen Keller

 

“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.”

~Helen Keller

 

“When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.”

~Helen Keller

 

“The most pathetic person in the world is a person who has their sight but no vision.”

~Helen Keller

 

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”

~Helen Keller

 

“Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.”

~Helen Keller

 

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”

~Helen Adams Keller

 

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”

~Helen Adams Keller

 

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”

~Helen Adams Keller

 

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature nor do the children of man as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”

~Helen Keller

 

“Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.”

~Helen Keller

 

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”

~Helen Keller

 

“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world right in the eye.”

~Helen Keller

 

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched…but are felt in the heart.

~Helen Keller

 

“Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves.”

~Helen Keller

 

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement; nothing can be done without hope.”

~Helen Keller

 

“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”

~Helen Keller

 

“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.”

~Helen Adams Keller (1880-1968); American memoirist, lecturer

 

 ”Tell others of the positive effects of their actions. It will help return the kindness they showed to you.”

~Dan Kelly

 

“Age, health, and stage in life have nothing to do with serving or not serving. In each season of life there are attributes and qualities of life and experience that God values in service.”

~Bruce Kemper

 

“First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.”

~Thomas à Kempis

 

“Love flies, runs, and rejoices; it is free and nothing can hold it back.”

~Thomas à Kempis

 

“On the day of judgment, we shall not be asked what we have read, but what we have done.”

~Thomas à Kempis

 

“Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.”

~Thomas à Kempis

 

 ”Be on the lookout for meaningful coincidences in your own life…Each and every one of us experiences coincidences that seem to have some special meaning-that help guide us to opportunities and enrich our lives”

~David Kennedy

 

“There is no greatness, without a passion to be great.”

~David J. Kennedy

 

“The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die.”

~Edward Kennedy

 

“The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.”

~John F. Kennedy

 

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, by to live by them.”

~John F. Kennedy

 

“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger - but recognize the opportunity.”

~John F. Kennedy

 

“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”
~John F. Kennedy

 

“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”

~John F. Kennedy

 

“We stand for freedom. That is our conviction for ourselves; that is our only commitment to others.”

~John F. Kennedy

 

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”

~John F. Kennedy

 

“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie—deliberate, contrived, and dishonest—but the myth—persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the clichés of our forebears.”

~John F. Kennedy

 

“Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.”

~John F. Kennedy

 

“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger - but recognize the opportunity.”

~John F. Kennedy

 

“Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one’s own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.”

~John F. Kennedy

 

“Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”

~John F. Kennedy

 

“The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence.”

~John F. Kennedy

 

“And so, my fellow Americans: Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: Ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.”

~John F. Kennedy

 

“Happiness: The full use of your powers along lines of excellence.”

~John F. Kennedy

 

“We must use time as a tool, not as a couch.”

~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

 

“A mistake becomes an error only if it isn’t corrected.”

~John F. Kennedy

 

“Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process.”

~John F. Kennedy

Often when we hear the word “peace,” we think of world peace. Yet, peace begins closer to home. It starts in our own backyard and extends to people we encounter from our next door neighbor to a stranger on the street. For peace to continue as a process, it must start with you. Maybe your one peaceful gesture will start a chain reaction!

 

“Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator and change has its enemies”

~Robert F. Kennedy

 

“But history will judge you, and as the years pass, you will ultimately judge yourself, in the extent to which you have used your gifts and talents to lighten and enrich the lives of your fellow men. In your hands lies the future of your world and the fulfillment of the best qualities of your own spirit.”

~Robert F. Kennedy

 

“Whatever must happen ultimately should happen immediately.”

~Robert Francis Kennedy

 

“Some men see things and ask, ‘Why?’ I dream things that never were and ask, ‘Why not?’”

~Robert Kennedy

 

“It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.”

~Sister Elizabeth Kenny

 

“Love the moment, and the energy of the moment will spread beyond all boundaries.”
~Corita Kent

 

“A man ninety years old was asked to what he attributed his longevity. ‘I reckon,’ he said, with a twinkle in his eye, ‘It’s because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried.’”

~Dorothea Kent

 

“Half-hearted training will never do;

Half-baked philosophy is of no value;

Be sincere and creative in all you attempt;

Establish yourself physically and spiritually.”

~Awa Kenzo

 

“Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress.”

~Charles Kettering

 

“Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.”

~Charles F. Kettering

 

“When you’re inventing, if you flunk 999 times and succeed once, you’re in.”

~Charles F. Kettering

 

“There will always be a frontier where there is an open mind and a willing hand. “

~Charles F. Kettering

 

“A man must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere.”

~Charles F. Kettering

 

“Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.”

~Charles F. Kettering

 

“My interest is in the future, because I’m going to be spending the rest of my life there.”

~Charles Kettering

“Kaizen – constant and never-ending improvement – until my last breath.”
~Bedros Keuilian

 

“Everyone and everything around you is your teacher.”

~Ken Keyes Jr.

“A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.”

~Ken Keyes Jr.

 

“To see your drama clearly is to be liberated from it.”

~Ken Keyes, Jr

 

“To be upset over what you don’t have is to waste what you do have.”

~Ken S. Keyes, Jr.

 

“Just because this isn’t in your life plan doesn’t mean this isn’t exactly where you’re supposed to be.”

~Nahnatchka Khan

 

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”

~Omar Khayyam

 

“There are two ways to be fooled.  One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”
~Søren Kierkegaard

 

“The most common form of despair is not being who you are.”

~Søren Kierkegaard

 

“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose one’s self.”

~Soren Kierkegaard

 

“Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forward.”

~Søren Aaby Kierkegaard

 

“Wild success isn’t about your industriousness. It’s about your consciousness.”

~Tama Kieves

 

“To win you have to risk loss.”

~Jean-Claude Killy

 

“You do not find the happy life. You make it.”

~Camilla Eyring Kimball

 

“Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.”

~Emily Kimbrough

 

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.”

~B.B, King

 

“A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.”

~Billie Jean King

 

“Champions keep playing until they get it right.”

~Billie Jean King

 

“When the heart is right, the mind and the body will follow.”
~Coretta Scott King

 

“Awareness is always the first step to healing.”

~Deborah King

 

“The time is always right to do what is right.”

~Martin Luther King

 

 ”Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.”

~Martin Luther King

 

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”

~Martin Luther King

 

“Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.”

~Martin Luther King Jr.

 

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

~Martin Luther King Jr.

 

“Morality cannot be legislated, but behavior can be regulated. Judicial decrees may not change the heart, but they can restrain the heartless.”

~Martin Luther King Jr.

 

“Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”

~Martin Luther King Jr.

 

“When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.”

~Martin Luther King Jr.

 

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”

~Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

~Martin Luther King Jr.

 

“Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.”

~Martin Luther King Jr.  

 

“Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”

~Martin Luther King, Jr

 

“If a man hasn’t discovered something he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.”

~Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

“We must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal we seek, but it is a means by which we arrive at that goal…We must purse peaceful ends through peaceful means.”

~Martin Luther King Jr.

 

“A man can’t ride your back unless it’s bent.”

~Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”

~Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

~Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

“Everyone has the power for greatness, not for fame but greatness, because greatness is determined by service.”

~Martin Luther King Jr.

 

“Get busy living, or get busy dying."
~Stephen King

 

“Balance is not something you find, it’s something you create.”

~Jana Kingsford

 

“A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults.”

~Charles Kingsley

 

“We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements in life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.”

~Charles Kingsley

 

“A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults.”

~Charles Kingsley (1819-75), British cleric, writer, “Alton Locke”, “The Water Babies”

 

“Don’t try and figure out what out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.”

~Barbara Kingslover

 

“Your stay on earth is brief, consider the days and be wise.”

~Thomas Kinkade

 

“I always prefer to believe the best of everybody - it saves so much trouble.”

~(Joseph) Rudyard Kipling

 

“Take a lesson from the mosquito. It never waits for an opening; it makes one.”

~Kirk Kirkpatrick

 

“The best way to get through whatever challenge you face is by firing up a sense of humor and pressing on.”

~James Kirkwood

 

“The words ‘I am...’ are potent words; be careful what you hitch them to. The thing you’re claiming has a way of reaching back and claiming you.”

~A. L. Kitselman

 

“I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.”

~Eartha Kitt

 

“Few people realize that luck is created.”

~Robert Kiyosaki

 

“Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.”

~Robert T. Kiyosaki

 

“Do not wait for the teachings from others, the words of the scriptures, the principles of enlightenment. We are born in the morning and we die in the evening; the one we saw yesterday is no longer with us today.”

~Bodhin Kjolhede

 

“You must realize that you are now only a heap of conventions, habits, what society has made of you. Once all these have left you, you realize that they were defenses and aggressions accumulated solely to maintain the ego.”

~Jean Klein

 

“Days change so many things -- yes, hours -- we see so differently in suns and showers.”

~George Klingle

 

Help Me Be…

“Strong enough to be vulnerable.

Wise enough to realize how little I know.

Loving enough to embrace my ‘enemy.’

Tender enough to be powerful.

Brilliant enough to shine the light of others.

Doubtful enough to know the power of faith.

Courageous enough to share my truth.”

~Christine Kloser

 

“The key is not the will to win… everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.”

~Bobby Knight

 

“The will to succeed is important, but what’s even more important is the will to prepare.”

~Robert Knight

 

“Few people take objectives really seriously. They put average effort into too many things, rather than superior thought and effort into a few important things. People who achieve the most are selective as well as determined.”

~Richard Koch

 

“Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.”

~Sally Koch

 

“Dreams are postcards from our subconscious, inner self to outer self, right brain trying to cross that moat to the left. Too often they come back unread: ‘Return to sender, addressee unknown.’ That’s a shame because it’s a whole other world out there--or in here depending on your point of view.”

~Dennis Koenig and Jordan Budde

 

“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.”

~Michael Korda

 

“Every morning I wake up and I look in the mirror and that’s my competition. “

~Apollona Kotero

 

“The mind is just like a muscle - the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets and the more it can expand.”

~Idowu Koyenikan

 

“Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen.  Voices whisper in the trees, ‘Tonight is Halloween.’”
~Dexter Kozen

 

“You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life.”
~Jiddu Krishnamurti

 

“I am life. I have no name. I am as the fresh breeze of the mountains.”

~Jiddu Krishnamurti

 

“Surely, life is not merely a job, an occupation; life is something extraordinarily wide and profound, it is a great mystery, a vast realm in which we function as human beings.”

~Jiddu Krishnamurti

 

“It is love alone that leads to right action. What brings order in the world is to love and let love do what it will.”

~Jiddu Krishnamurti

 

“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”

~Krishnamurti

 

“Learning is movement from moment to moment.”

~Jiddu Krishnamurti

 

“Without freedom from the past, there is no freedom at all, because the mind is never new, fresh, innocent.”

~Krishnamurti

 

“Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.”

~Jiddu Krishnamurti

 

“Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.”

~Ray Kroc

 

“You have to surrender to the fact that you are of too many in a highly competitive field where it is difficult to stand out. Over time, through your work, you will demonstrate who you are and what you bring to the field. Just stay with it and keep working.”

~Lisa Kudrow

 

“Be the clear and perfect channel, trust, forgive, allow, and receive.”

~Kenji Kumara

 

“When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge.”

~Tuli Kupferberg

 

“When you give and carry out acts of kindness, it’s as though something inside your body responds and says, ‘Yes, this is how I ought to feel.’”
~Rabbi Harold Kushner

 

“It’ll be uncomfortable trying something brand new because it takes a different mindset. But if you want a new result, you have to do a new behavior.”

~Jim Kwik

 

“Give a person a thought and you can improve their life. Teach a person how to think, and they can improve their own life.”

~Jim Kwik

“When you care to remember, people will remember you care.”

~Jim Kwik

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

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