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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit. Khalil Gibran


Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
- Khalil Gibran

I argue thee that love is life.
And life hath immortality.
- Emily Dickinson

Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The greatest lovers are like twin blooms,
each reflecting the passion and the glory of the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Articles on relationships

Love Quotes

7 Secrets of Happy Couples

How to Know When "Mister Right" is Mister Wrong

Online Dating After Divorce (a man's guide)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see. Martin Luther King, Jr.



Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish Proverb

Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
- Aesop


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Further reading: My Self-Help Articles

Help, It's 2AM and I Can't Fall Asleep

Be Happy, Don't Worry

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

Monday, June 28, 2010

Where are you going?


The simplest questions are the most profound. Where were you born? Where is your home? Where are you going? What are you doing? Think about these once in a while and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

Footprints in the sand... Where have you been? Where are you going? Pay attention. Don't let resentments or pessimism answer for you.

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Further reading: Relieve Stress through Conscious Breathing

12 Life Lessons I Learned From My Cat

Bono: We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions ...

Sunday, June 27, 2010

If you can dream it, you can do it. Walt Disney


If you can dream it, you can do it.
- Walt Disney

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Affirmation: I am unlimited. I am unstoppable.

Further reading: Courage

Boldly Sail the Storms of Life

Stop Anger Before it Stops You - 7 Secrets

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people. Carl Jung


Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Whenever you are upset, look first toward yourself. Why did you react with anger or hurt? How can you relax and be happier?

Further reading: Carl Jung Quotes

What you resist persists - Carl Jung

It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves. Carl Jung

Friday, June 25, 2010

What if we just acted like everything was easy? Mary Anne Radmacher


What if we just acted like everything was easy?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Worry is rust upon the blade.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- jlh

If you believe that a task will be difficult, it will be - and you will have suffered with worry beforehand. Approach life with joy and optimism.

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Further reading: How To Talk Yourself Into Making Personal Changes

Joy is a Choice - but Not an Easy Choice

The Paradox Of Living In The Moment - How To Be Happy Today And Prepare For Tomorrow

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble. George Washington

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Never take yourself too seriously. Og Mandino


Laugh at yourself and at life. Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity, but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain, cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective that seemingly terrible defeat and worry with laughter at your predicaments, thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.
- Og Mandino

We don't see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
- Anaïs Nin

We see Life through the fun-house mirrors of our point-of-view.
- jlh

Beware the rattlesnake of the mind.
- jlh

The world appears menacing, and we recoil in fear. We rattle, and prepare to strike at the nearest person. Our mind has run away from our soul.

Perspective! Perspective is the key both to happiness and to living a productive life. In any disagreement, neither party is ever completely right or completely wrong. Don't let your mind and your fears run away with you. Find perspective. Keep to the middle way. Practice understanding and compassion.

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Further reading: Inspirational Quotes with Pictures

Love is saying "I feel differently" instead of "You're wrong."

Try a new perspective on diversity. Across the country and around the world, we are all one. - jlh

Don't believe yourself

Visualize a kinder world

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

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


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

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The outer world writhes and thrashes and appears to threaten turning over onto itself. From the Gulf Coast to the Middle East, from Haitian earthquake to Icelandic volcano, folly, blame, and vengeance reign.

Stop! Breathe deeply. Begin bringing peace to the outer world by regaining your own inner peace. Choose love, choose gratitude, choose forgiveness, choose peace. Begin with your own inner peace. Then use that inner peace as a platform from which to approach the outer world with perspective, understanding, patience, kindness, and a love for all people.

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Further reading: Conscious Breathing to Relieve Stress

The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Dalai Lama Quotes

UNITY - the eighth Point of Simply An Inspired Life

I Pray for Peace in the Middle East

Whatever you do, do with kindness. Whatever you say, say with kindness. Wherever you go, radiate kindness. - jlh

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The enlightened give thanks for what most people take for granted. Michael Beckwith


The enlightened give thanks for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith

Learn to become still. And to take your attention away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it, and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

It’s the Consciousness with which we participate in activities that makes the difference.
- Michael Beckwith

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
- Deepak Chopra

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

Monday, June 21, 2010

You grow up the day you have your first real laugh - at yourself. - Ethel Barrymore


You grow up the day you have your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

Earth laughs in flowers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life's burdens are lighter when I laugh at myself.
- jlh

A willingness to laugh at itself is what distinguishes a compassionate religion from a cult.
- jlh

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- jlh


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Further reading: Funny Quotes about Life and Love

Growing Up Quotes

Deflect the blows of life

How To Be Happy In Life - The 9 Paths To Happiness

Mark Twain: The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.

CELEBRATION - the seventh Point of Simply An Inspired Life

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. Henry Ward Beecher

Tears and laughter cleanse the heart. - jlh

Deep Quotes

Sunday, June 20, 2010

In matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson


In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
- Thomas Jefferson [attributed]

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
- Thomas Jefferson [Declaration of Independence, and inscribed in the Jefferson Memorial]

I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions, but laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times.
- Thomas Jefferson [inscribed in the Jefferson Memorial]

Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson was also a farmer, horticulturist, architect, archaeologist, paleontologist, and inventor. One of his lesser known accomplishments was editing his own version of the Bible - The Jefferson Bible - which merges the four Gospels and focuses on Jesus own words. The text of The Jefferson Bible is now in the public domain and is freely available online.

Further reading: Thomas Jefferson quotes

The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money. Thomas Jefferson

Action will delineate and define you. Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson: I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.

Thomas Jefferson: Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.

Thomas Jefferson: Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom

Thomas Jefferson: Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Eleanor Roosevelt: Never allow a person to tell you No...


Never allow a person to tell you No who doesn't have the power to say Yes.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Today's affirmation: I CHOOSE with Open Mind and Open Heart.

*** Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and named "Woman of the Century" in a survey conducted by the National Women's Hall of Fame, wrote a highly popular syndicated column "My Day" for over a quarter century, from 1936 to 1962. The book My Day: The Best of Eleanor Roosevelt's Acclaimed Newspaper Columns, 1936-1962 is a collection of the most memorable of those columns, filled with humor, compassion, and insight.

Further reading: Eleanor Roosevelt quotes

Inspirational Quotes by Women

Eleanor Roosevelt: It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness

Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. Eleanor Roosevelt

Friday, June 18, 2010

Dont Limit Your Challenges... Challenge Your Limits.


Don't Limit Your Challenges... Challenge Your Limits.
- Anonymous

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
- Raymond Lindquist


Today's affirmation: I alone am the MASTER of my ship of life.

Further reading: Finding Balance in Life

Forgiveness and Acceptance, Another Look at the Challenges

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself. - James Allen

There is a crack in everything... Leonard Cohen

My Positive Affirmations

Unlike grown-ups, children have little need to deceive themselves. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be. Robert Browning


Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
- Robert Browning

Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of becoming passionate friends.
- Harville Hendrix - author of Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples

Love is saying "I feel differently," instead of "You're wrong."
- Anonymous

Happiness lies in accepting everyone in our lives EXACTLY as they are. We cause ourselves untold misery whenever we believe others to be imperfect and try to change them. This is the number one rule for a happy relationship.
- jlh


Further reading: 7 Secrets of Happy Couples

Relationship Quotes

Cheerful Attitude Quotes

Cute Sayings about Love

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer. Ralph Waldo Emerson


A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man. All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened.
- George S. Patton

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Quotes pages: Can Do Quotes and Being Strong Quotes

Further reading: Boldly Sail the Storms of Life

What to Do When Your Whole World is Falling Apart

John F. Kennedy: Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth

I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship. Louisa May Alcott

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

We are free only if we do the work of freedom


We are free only if we face the challenge of freedom, do the work of freedom, fight the fight of freedom and die the death for freedom.
- Charles G. Adams

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

Jesus preached more and taught more about helping the poor and the sick and the hungry than he did about heaven and hell. Shouldn't that tell us something?
- John Grisham

The best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation.
- Jimmy Carter

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Further reading: Conscious Breathing to Relieve Stress

The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Compassion is the basis of morality. - Arthur Schopenhauer

Mother Teresa prayer

Jimmy Carter: We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. John Wooden


Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.
- John Wooden


John Wooden, the greatest college basketball coach in history, died June 4, 2010 at age 99.

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Further reading: Finding Balance in Life

You can't let praise or criticism get to you. - John Wooden

Youngsters need good models more than they need critics. - John Wooden

Talent is God-given; be humble. Fame is man-given; be thankful. Conceit is self-given; be careful. - John Wooden

Friday, June 11, 2010

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans. Khalil Gibran

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain.
- Vivian Greene

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
- William Shakespeare


Give thanks for the rain in your life which waters the flowers of your soul.

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New quotes page: Inspirational Quotes by Women

Further reading: 7 Tips for Stress-Free Living

Lao Tzu: Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished

Uplifting Quotes and Sayings

Inspirational Quotes

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

You get what you settle for. Thelma and Louise


There's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.
- the character Morpheus in the movie The Matrix

You get what you settle for.
- the character Louise in the movie Thelma and Louise

Every man dies, but not every man really lives.
- the character Braveheart in the movie Braveheart


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New quotes pages: Being Yourself Quotes and Being Strong Quotes

Further reading: How to Cope with Loneliness - 10 Tips for Coping with Feeling Lonely

Do or do not, there is no try. - Yoda (Star Wars movie)

Life is like a box of chocolates. - Forrest Gump

May You be Blessed and May Others be Blessed by You

Never trust spiritual leader who doesn't dance. - Miyagi

Monday, June 7, 2010

Ability without honor is useless. Marcus Tullius Cicero


Ability without honor is useless.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
- Aristotle

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New quotes pages: Hopeful Quotes and Not Giving Up

Further reading: Ten Little Tips to Feel Happier Right Now

Finding Balance in Life Beats Moderation: Eight Ways to Balance Your Life

If you have a copy of Simply An Inspired Life, re-read chapter 3 on Honor, and particularly page 59 on the dual nature of Pride: self-honor and self-importance (ego).

Honor your being

This Above All, To Thine Own Self Be True - 5 Ways to Apply William Shakespeare's Advice Today

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously. Robert Foster Bennett


Life is a sum of all your choices.
- Albert Camus

Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of yourself.
- Robert Foster Bennett

My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain - and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
- Tony Robbins

Today's affirmation: I make my own choices. I decide what I will and will not do. I am proud of my independence.

Further reading: Choose Your Habits, Choose Your Life - 5 Secrets For Breaking Your Bad Habits

Conscious Breathing to Relieve Stress

Positive Affirmations for Relieving Stress

Anais Nin: We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are.

Try Daily Journaling - 7 Hints for Beginning a Rewarding Journaling Practice

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Behind that social mask is a personal truth. Phil McGraw


Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

We all have a social mask, right? We put it on, we go out, put our best foot forward, our best image. But behind that social mask is a personal truth, what we really, really believe about who we are and what we're capable of.
- Phil McGraw

Society is a masked ball, where every one hides his real character, and reveals it by hiding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Further reading: Stop Anger Before it Stops You - 7 Secrets

Finding Balance in Life

Famous Life Quotes

Uplifting Quotes

Sad Quotes: Quotes about Sadness

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Love is the great miracle cure. Louise L. Hay


Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
- Louise L. Hay

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

I am one with the power and wisdom of the Universe. I have all that I need.
- Louise L. Hay

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Further reading: Positive Affirmations

Ten Little Tips to Feel Happier Right Now

Words of Wisdom

Quotes about Life

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