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At the center of the universe is a loving heart that continues to beat and that wants the best for every person. Anything we can do to help foster the intellect and spirit and emotional growth of our fellow human beings, that is our job. Those of us who have this particular vision must continue against all odds. Life is for service.
-Fred Rogers (of "Mister Rogers" TV fame)

We all have a spiritual purpose, a mission, that we have been pursuing without being fully aware of it, and once we bring it completely into consciousness, our lives can take off.
–James Redfield , Canadian Author,
''The Celestine Prophesy''

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
-Plutarch, 46-120 AD, Greek Essayist, Biographer

You never achieve real success unless you like what you are doing.
-Dale Carnegie {1888-1955 American Author & Achievement Expert}

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
most 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 is nothing
enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure
around you.
-Marianne Williamson 1952-, American Author, Lecturer on Spirituality

There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem,
the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and
-Nathaniel Branden, American Expert on Self-esteem, Author, Psychologist

You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but
you will never imprison my mind.
-Mahatma Gandhi ,1869-1948, Indian
Political and Spiritual Leader

If the creator had a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely meant
us to stick it out.
-Arthur Koestler, 1905-1983, Hungarian Born British

You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
-Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929-1968, Civil Rights Leader

I do not know what path in life you will take, but I do know this: If, on
that path, you do not find a way to serve, you will never be happy.
–Albert Schweitzer. 1875-1965, German Born Medical Missionary, Theologian,
Musician, and Philosopher

Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
-Dr. Karl Menninger

Personal development is your springboard to personal excellence. Ongoing,
continuous, non-stop personal development literally assures you that there
is no limit to what you can accomplish.
–Brian Tracy, American Trainer,
Speaker, Author, Businessman

Ordinary people believe only in the possible. Extraordinary people
visualize not what is possible or probable, but rather what is impossible.
And by visualizing the impossible, they begin to see it as possible.
-Cherie Carter-Scott, Author, If Life is A Game, These are the Rules

Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as
difficult as that.
-Michael Leunig

When one door closes another door opens; but we so 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, 1847-1922, British-born American
Inventor of Telephone

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him
absolutely no good.
-Ann Landers, American Advice Columnist

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without
-Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, British Statesman, Prime Minister

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.
Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it.
Hatred darkens life; love illumines it.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

You can have anything you want in life if you will help enough other
people get what they want.
-Zig Ziglar, American Sales Trainer, Author,
Motivational Speaker

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.
-Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-78), 36th US Vice President, Democrat

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I ... I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference.
-Robert Frost, 1875-1963, American Poet

If Columbus had turned back, no one would have blamed him. Of course, no
one would have remembered him either.
-Source Unknown

-It is not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, 'What are
we busy about?’
-Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862, American Essayist, Poet,

It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without
your help.
-Judith Martin/Miss Manners

A professional is a person who can do his best at a time when he doesn't
particularly feel like it.
-Alistair Cooke, 1908-, British Broadcaster, Journalist

Courage is the mastery of fear, not the absence of fear.
-Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American Humorist, Writer

I would say the grass is greenest where you water it.

Act as if you have already achieved your goal and it is yours.
-Dr. Robert Anthony {American educator}

The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see
it, is service to a fellow human being.
-Lech Walesa, 1943-, Polish Trade Union Leader, Politician

Like the fish, swimming in the vast sea and resting in its deeps, and like the bird, boldly mounting high in the sky, so the soul feels its spirit moving through the vastness and the depth and the unutterable richness of love . . . and then love makes the soul so bold that it no longer fears man or friend, angel or saint or God Himself in all that it does or abandons, in all its working or resting.
-Bd. Beatrice of Nazareth

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
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on
-Danny Kaye, 1913-1987, American Stage, Film, Television Entertainer

We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain
of regret or disappointment.
-Jim Rohn, American Businessman, Author,
Speaker, Philosopher

A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.
–Vincent Van Gogh,
1853-1890, Dutch Painter

I've finally stopped running away from myself. Who else is there better to
–Goldie Hawn, American Actress/Comedienne/Producer

They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts.
–Sir Philip Sidney, 1554-1586, English Poet/Courtier/Soldier

To reach something good it is very useful to have gone astray, and thus
acquire experience.
–St. Teresa of Avila, 1515-1582, Spanish Saint and

She who reconciles the ill-matched threads of her life, and weaves them gratefully into a single cloth--it's she who drives the loudmouths from the hall and clears it for a different celebration where the one guest is You.
-Rainer Maria Rilke

If you work for one penny less than minimum wage, then you're working for God.
Because God always works for one penny less than minimum wage.
-Homeless Man 5/24/05 Charlotte, NC

Whenever I hear, “It can't be done,” I know I'm close to success.
–Michael Flatley, Irish-American Step Dancer

I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to
always reach my destination.
–Jimmy Dean, American Singer/Television
Performer/Sausage Entepreneur

The trick is growing up without growing old.
–Casey Stengel, 1890-1975,
Hall of Fame American Baseball Manager and Player

Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you.
–Marsha Norman, American Dramatist and Pulitzer Prize Winner

Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway.
–John Wayne,
1907-1979, American Movie Actor and Director

Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don't
even remember leaving open.
–Rose Wilder Lane, 1886-1968, American Writer
and Journalist

It's all right letting yourself go as long as you can let yourself back.
–Mick Jagger, English Rock Singer

If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come.
–Chinese Proverb

Never look down on anybody unless you are helping them up.
–Jesse Jackson, American Clergyman and Civil Rights Leader

You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, "Why not?"
-George Bernard Shaw

It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded.
-Anne Morrow Lindbergh

If you see in your dreams, then why not dream as you see.
-John Cane

By learning you will teach; by teaching you will learn.
–Latin Proverb

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate
version of somebody else.
–Judy Garland, 1922-1969, American Film Actress
and Singer

Is the glass half empty, half full, or twice as large as it needs to be?
–Source Unknown

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.
–Leo Buscaglia, 1924-1998, American Author and Expert on Love and Human

The successful man is the one who had a chance and took it.
-Roger Babson

Your future depends upon many things, but mostly on you.
-Frank Tyger

Either I will find a way, or I will make one.
–Sir Philip Sidney,
1554-1586, English Poet/Courtier/Soldier

The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best - and therefore
never scrutinize or question.
–Stephen Jay Gould, 1941-2002, American Paleontologist and Writer of Popular Science

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
~H. Keller


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