“Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health.” – Julia Child

Love is a verb

”If we take man as he is, we make him worse. But if we take man as he should be, we make him capable of becoming what he can be“ – Viktor Frankl (1905-1997)

“If you make it a habit not to blame others, you will feel the growth of the ability to love in your soul, and you will see the growth of goodness in your life.” — Leo Tolstoy

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau

Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.

He who has a Why to live for can bear almost any How – Vicktor Frankl

“If you’re willing to take the blame, people will give you the responsibility. Gretchin Rubin

One can never consent to creep, when one feels an impulse to soar

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain

“There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.” -Robert Louis Stevenson

10% of life is made up of what happens to you. 90% of life is decided by how you react – Stephen Covey

“We are repeatedly what we do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” — Aristotle

“If we don’t teach our children peace, someone else will teach them violence.’’ – Colman McCarthy, peace educator

“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.”- Helen Keller

Strength of character does not consist solely in having powerful feelings, but in maintaining one’s balance in spite of them.

“A mind might ponder its thought for ages, and not gain so much self-knowledge as the passion of love shall teach in a day”. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“To change and to change for the better are two different things.” – German proverb

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. – Carl Jung (1875 – 1961)

A conclusion is simply the place where someone got tired of thinking.

Loving someone is giving them the power to hurt you, but trusting them not to.

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 Buscaglia

“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us  with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forego their  use.” – Galileo Galilei

The interpretation of a thing can kill the experience of it.

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got” – NLP adage


An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.” ~ Mohandas Gandhi

My whole teaching consists of two words, meditation and love. Meditate so that you can feel immense silence, and love so that your life can become a song, a dance, a celebration. You will have to move between the two, and if you can move easily, if you can move without any effort, you have learned the greatest thing in life.  – Osho

“Worry is misuse of the imagination” – Mary Crowley

“It is wise to direct your anger towards problems -not people, to focus your energies on answers -not excuses.”

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am grateful to those teachers.

Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken. – Albert Camus

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be ignited.” – Plutarch

Love at first sight is easy to understand; it’s when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle

If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects the wind; the realist adjusts the sails

The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it – Albert Einstein

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand – Confucius

The friendships which last are those wherein each friend respects the other’s dignity to the point of not really wanting anything from him.

“It’s easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one’s neighbor.” – Eric Hoffer, American philosopher (1902-1983)

“Many a man thinks he is patient when, in reality, he is indifferent.” – B.C. Forbes, Scottish journalist (1880-1954)

“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”-Will Rogers

There are two kinds of people in one’s life: People whom one keeps waiting, and the people for whom one waits.” – S.N. Behrman, American author and dramatist (1893-1973)

“We can consider the process of healthy growth to be a never ending series of free choice situations, confronting each individual at every point throughout his life, in which he must choose between the delights of safety and growth, dependence and independence, regression and progression, immaturity and maturity.” – Abraham Maslow

“Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: You find the present tense and the past perfect”

“People don’t change when you tell them that there is a better option. They change when they realize that there is NO other option.”

“What this country needs is more free speech worth listening to.”

“Everything comes to us that belongs to us, if we create the capacity to receive it.” – Rabindranath Tagore

“How people treat you is their karma, how you react is yours.” – Wayne Dyer

“We are like silkworms; we make the thread out of our own substance and spin the cocoon, and in course of time are imprisoned inside. But this is not for ever. In that cocoon we shall develop spiritual realisation, and like the butterfly come out free” – Swami Vivekananda

“Once you decide to do something, the universe conspires to help you. There are a lot of people who are really talented, but I can see they’re not going to make it because they don’t work hard enough.” – Gerard Butler

“The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“Education is an activity which prepares a man “to act skillfully and magnanimously under all circumstances of peace and war.” It would also bring out the best in man that is already in him”

“I’d rather be a failure at something i love than a success at something i hate” – George Burns

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated… Spiritual progress does demand at some stage we should cease to kill fellow creatures for the satisfaction of our bodily wants” – M K Gandhi

“What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general, but rather the specific meaning of a person’s life at a given moment.”- Victor Frankl

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it – Aristotle

“Cooking is like love, it should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” – Harriet van Horne

“Some people like to paint pictures, or do gardening, or build a boat in the basement. Other people get a tremendous pleasure out of the kitchen, because cooking is just as creative and imaginative an activity as drawing, or wood carving, or music.” -Julia Child

Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself

A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions

A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity

“Julia taught me what it takes to find your way in the world. It’s not what I thought it was. I thought it wa all about-I don’t know, confidence or will or luck. Those are all some good things to have, no question. But there’s something else, somethng that these things grow out of. It’s joy.” Julie Powell

According to the researchers, these results suggest that our feelings of empathy for others may depend on the extent to which we believe they’re responsible for their suffering —Jason Marsh

“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love,” writes Maya Angelou

“Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you

Working with ‘what is’ means to seek meaning within the absurd, peace within chaos, light within darkness, joy within suffering – without the need to deny the reality of absurdity, chaos, darkness and suffering. – MARGUERITE THEOPHIL

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom.” – Viktor Frankl

Success is about having, Excellance is about being
Success is about money and fame, Excellance is being the best you can be – Mike Ditka

The world is no longer mithya or mirage, but is cosmic leela or play. The challenge is to view this external play with the attitude of a child, carefree and non-judgemental, unattached and yet to play, in harmony with all, yet rushing back only to the mother for sustenance. – Pranav Kular (TOI, 19 Feb 2011)

“Everything is raw material. Everything is relevant. Everything is usable. Everything feeds into my creativity. But without proper preparation, I cannot see it, retain it, and use it.” — Twyla Tharp

Vulnerability is the birthplace of joy, love, belonging, creativity, and faith.  —Brene Brown
‘There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth…not going all the way, and not starting.’ ~Buddha

“What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, For all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” — Helen Keller

Love is misunderstood to be an emotion; actually, it is a state of awareness, a way of being in the world, a way of seeing oneself and others.
David R. Hawkins

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

When the doors of perception are cleansed man will see things as they truly are, infinite. – William Blake

“Anyone can revolt. It is more difficult silently to obey our own inner promptings, and to spend our lives finding sincere and fitting means of expression for our temperament and our gifts.” — Georges Rouault

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge
that myth is more potent than history
that dreams are more powerful than facts…
and love is stronger than death

Robert Fulghum

“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.” — Lao Tzu

“Accepting oneself does not preclude an attempt to become better.”

Nature does not hurry yet everything is accomplished – Lao Tzu

“The pleasure of doing a thing in the same way at the same time every day, and savoring it, should be noted.” Arnold Bennett

“Perhaps it is even more important to know what one should not think about than what one should think about.” — Leo Tolstoy

“That kind of life is most happy which affords us most opportunities of gaining our own esteem.” — Samuel Johnson

“Nothing is miserable unless you think it so; and on the other hand, nothing brings happiness unless you are content with it.” — Boethius

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” — Carl Jung

“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

“The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Good, the more communicated, more abundant grows.” — John Milton

“Anything one does every day is important and imposing and anywhere one lives is interesting and beautiful.”
Gertrude Stein

Why lie, I have too much fun with the truth – Carleen Heath (@ FB)

“He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.” – Goethe

Only the fallen have an opinion. The risen have transcended the need to have an opinion – Anon

“A lifetime can well be spent correcting and improving one’s own faults without bothering about others.” — Edward Weston

“Well-being is attained little by little, and nevertheless it is no little thing itself.” — Zeno of Citium

The integral being is attached to nothing and can relate to everyone with an unstructured attitude. Because of this, her very existence benefits all things – Lao Tzu

“Let us decide on the route that we wish to take to pass our life, and attempt to sow that route with flowers.” Madame du Chatelet

“Pretend you’re good at it.” – Neil Gaiman

Take yourself less seriously and take yourself more seriously

“To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.” -Robert Louis Stevenson

“Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.” -Confucious

“Don’t let perfect be the enemy of the good.” -Voltaire

“If we did not have pride, we would not complain of it in others.” -La Rochefoucauld

“I would like to become tolerant without overlooking anything, persecute no one even when all people persecute me; become better without noticing it; become sadder, but enjoy living; become more serene, be happy in others; belong to no one, grow in everyone; love the best, comfort the worst; not even hate myself anymore.” -Elias Canetti

The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it. – Benjamin Disraeli, a british politician (1804 – 1881)

“To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition, the end to which every enterprise and labour tends…”
-Samuel Johnson

“It is much easier to extinguish a first desire than to satisfy all of those that follow it.” : -La Rochefoucauld

“Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that, but simply growth. We are happy when we are growing.” : -William Butler Yeats

Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid. – Frederick Buechner

““A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself.” ― Maya Angelou

The reason people awaken, is because they have finally stopped agreeing to things that insult their soul

“Accept yourself and expect more of yourself ” -Gretchen Rubin

When you stumble, make it part of the dance.
To understand oneself profoundly, one needs balance. Neither renunciation nor acquiescence. – J. Krishnamurti
Life is a balance between rest and movement – Osho
“As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson
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