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March 2002


Greetings!

The following offers wonderful wisdom in a wide assortment of quotes from many of our most famous folk in history. Some of which you have seen before. However, we often need to read them again - and again - perhaps frequently until we experience the shift in consciousness and behavior that these quotes can initiate. I particularly enjoy the quotes from Author Unknown (ever wonder why some of the best and most inspirational quotes we've ever seen were written by Author Unknown? Good ol' AU could be anyone who was never famous nor well educated - maybe just a common man or woman - yet just as wise as the most celebrated). Namaste' - Paula Peterson.

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INSPIRATION ON LIFE

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Now it is time for us to focus on what happens next. The more we delve into how we got where we are, the more we stay where we were. The more we analyze what is not working, the more things do not work. And the more we consider how we would like it to be, the more things become as we would have them. The choice is ours.

Allen Cohen


Love the earth and sun and animals, Despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks, Stand up for the stupid and crazy, Devote your income and labor to others... And your very flesh shall be a great poem.

Walt Whitman - American Poet


Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete. If you're alive, it isn't.

Richard Bach - Jonathan Livingston Seagul


"There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day."

Alexander Woollcott - American Author


“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”

Kahlil Gibran - Lebanese Poet and Novelist


"People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering."

St. Augustine - Early Christian Priest, Author


"I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time."

Jack London - American Author


Meditate.
Live purely. Be quiet.
Do your work with mastery.
Like the moon, come out
from behind the clouds! Shine

Buddha - The Enlightened One


I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which comes to me as seed goes to the next as blossom and that which comes to me as blossom, goes on as fruit.

Dawna Markova - Author of Open Mind


When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced.
Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.

Cherokee Expression


Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, 'Grow, grow.'

The Talmud


"The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire."

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin - French Paleontologist and Philosopher


"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."

Mahatma Gandhi - Indian Political and Spiritual Leader


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

Henry Van Dyke - American Educator


To live content with small means;
to seek elegance rather than luxury;
and refinement rather than fashion;
to be worthy, not respectable;
and wealthy, not rich;
to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly;
to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart;
to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasion, hurry never;
in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious
grow up through the common.
This is to be my symphony.

William Henry Channing


Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

Harold Whitman


Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart.
Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so.
One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow,
or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want,
more than all the world, your return."

Mary Jean Iron


O, with what freshness,
what solemnity and beauty,
is each new day born;
as if to say to insensate man, 'Behold!
thou hast one more chance!
Strive for immortal glory!'

Harriet Beecher Stowe - Author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin"


Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is bliss, taste it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.

Mother Teresa - Catholic Nun, Missionary
Nobel Peace Prize Recipient



There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as if everything is.

Albert Einstein


This is the beginning of a new day.
You have been given this day to use as you will.
You can waste it or use it for good.
What you do today is important because
you are exchanging a day of your life for it.
When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever;
in its place is something that you have left behind...
let it be something good."

Author Unknown


Let me be a free man.
Free to travel. Free to stop.
Free to work. Free to choose my own teachers.
Free to follow the religion of my fathers.
Free to think and talk and act for myself.

Chief Joseph - Nez Perce Indian Tribe


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.

Mark Twain - American Author


“Come to the edge.”
“We can't. We're afraid.”
“Come to the edge.”
“We can't. We will fall!”
“Come to the edge.”
And they came.
And he pushed them.
And they flew.

Guillaume Apollinaire, 1880-1918 - French Poet, Philosopher


Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle.

The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.

Ayn Rand - Russian-born American Author
Atlas Shrugged Other Books



And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

Anais Nin - American Author

When things go wrong as they sometimes will;
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill;
When the funds are low, and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but have to sigh;
When care is pressing you down a bit-
Rest if you must, but do not quit.

Success is failure turned inside out;
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt;
And you can never tell how close you are
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit-
It's when things go wrong that you must not quit.

"Don't Quit," Author Unknown


Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt - 26th President Of The United States


Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson - American Poet


Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

T. S. Eliot - American-British Poet


It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.

Seneca - Roman Philosoper, Statesman


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

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - American Civil Rights Leader


I tell you the truth,
if you have faith as small as a mustard seed,
you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there'
and it will move.

Jesus of Nazareth - The Bible, Matthew 17:20


It is not the critic who counts;
not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled
or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
The credit belongs to the man
who is actually in the arena,
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood;
who strives valiantly;
who errs and comes short again and again;
who knows great enthusiasms,
the great devotions;
who spends himself in a worthy cause;
who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement,
and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while
DARING GREATLY
so that his place shall never be
with those timid souls
who know neither victory or defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt - 26th President Of The United States


Pay no attention to what the critics say;
no statue has ever been erected to a critic.

Jean Sibelius - Finnish Composer


Obstacles are those frightful things you see
when you take your eyes off your goals.

Author Unknown


The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed.

Lloyd Jones


Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.

Ambrose Redmoon


Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

Dale Carnegie - American Author
How To Win Friends And Influence People



What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Oliver Wendell Holmes - American Author and Physician


The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

Lao Tzu - Chinese Philosopher


Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light not our darkness that frightens us.
We ask ourselves 'who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?'
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world.
There's nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; its in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others."

Marianne Williamson - From her book Return To Love
(Commonly mistaken to be a quote by Nelson Mandella)




Have a great day !!

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