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May the world be kind to you, and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Monday, October 31, 2011


The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.
- William Blake

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap,
but by the seeds that you plant.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

If you plan for a year, plant a seed.
If for ten years, plant a tree.
If for a hundred years, teach the people.
When you sow a seed once, you will reap a single harvest.
When you teach the people, you will reap a hundred harvests.
- Kuan Chung

Have gratitude for the harvest.
Rejoice in the peace that follows,
and prepare for the next planting.

Further reading: A Story of Money

Abundance or Scarcity? Love or Fear?

Renewal and Rebirth - The Great Cycle

Celebration (Point #7 for living an inspired life)

Gratitude Quotes

Autumn Quotes

Time Flies Quotes

Work Life Balance Quotes

Sunday, October 30, 2011

World Peace

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

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

We must be ready to learn from one another,
not claiming that we alone possess all truth
and that somehow we have a corner on God.
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Let there be peace on earth. And let it begin with me.
- Jill Jackson Miller

Pray for world peace, and always hold peace toward all in your own heart.

Further reading: Together



Perspective on Tradition: An Open Mind

Choose Inner Peace and a Less Stressful Life

Peace Quotes

Inner Peace Quotes

I Pray for Peace in the Middle East

Saturday, October 29, 2011


We have to stop and be humble enough to understand that there is something called mystery. - Paulo Coelho 

 The world is incomprehensible. We won't ever understand it; we won't ever unravel its secrets. Thus we must treat the world as it is: a sheer mystery. - Carlos Castaneda 

 Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand. - Neil Armstrong 

 To know the whole world is nothing when it is compared to knowing your own inner mystery of life. - Osho 

 Treasure the mysteries and wonder of life. 

Friday, October 28, 2011

Your Heart's Longing

It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. - Oriah All rights reserved. Presented with permission of Oriah. Are you taking action on reaching your heart's longing? Are you taking action today?

Thursday, October 27, 2011


The roots of all goodness lie
in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Expressing gratitude seems like a cosmic invitation
for all kinds of thankfulness and appreciation to pour in.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There is more hunger for love and appreciation
in this world than for bread.
- Mother Teresa

Give Honest and Sincere Appreciation.
- Dale Carnegie

Appreciate everyone in your life. Appreciate everything you have. Appreciate your whole life.

Further reading: Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today

Zero-Based Gratitude

Pay It Forward

Appreciation Quotes

Gratitude Quotes

Happiness Quotes

Thank You Quotes

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


We cannot change anything until we accept it.
- Carl Jung

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

Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw

Change brings new gifts, if we are ready to accept them.

Further reading: Drive Change

Never doubt

Take Action - Now

How To Be Happy Today And Prepare For Tomorrow

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- Chinese proverb often quoted by Eleanor Roosevelt

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Kindness is the light that dissolves
all walls between souls, families, and nations.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Further reading: Let Each Day be a Thanksgiving

Love or Fear?

Trust in the Light

Quotes about Light

Quotes about Kindness

Quotes about Blessings

Quotes about Grace

Monday, October 24, 2011


He is richest who is content with the least. - Socrates 

 It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

 The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace. A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being that places harmony in one's life. - Peace Pilgrim 

 I say NO to the demands of the world. I say YES to the longings of my own heart. There is nothing I ever need to have. There is nothing I ever need to do. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie 

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Thank You

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Thank you, God, for this good life
and forgive us if we do not love it enough.
- Garrison Keillor

I thank you God for this most amazing day,
for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and for the blue dream of sky
and for everything which is natural,
which is infinite, which is yes.
- e. e. cummings

The struggle ends when the gratitude begins.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Give thanks, and release your troubles.

Further reading: Gratitude

Zero-Based Gratitude

Celebrating the Small Miracles of Our Life

Gratitude Quotes

Thank You Quotes

Quotes to Live By

Words of Inspiration

Saturday, October 22, 2011


It is difficult to say what is impossible,
for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today
and the reality of tomorrow.
- Robert H. Goddard

It always seems impossible until its done.
- Nelson Mandela

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The only place where your dream becomes impossible
is in your own thinking.
- Robert H. Schuller

Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande

Further reading: How to Think Positive

Attitude is Everything

How to Choose Your Life Purpose

See all my motivational articles

Sayings about Impossible

Sayings about Dreams

Sayings about Optimism

Inspirational Sayings

Friday, October 21, 2011


All in the dark we grope along,
And if we go amiss
We learn at least which path is wrong,
And there is gain in this.
We do not always win the race
By only running right;
We have to tread the mountain's base
Before we reach its height.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You must do the things you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Patience and fortitude conquer all things.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fortitude: mental and emotional strength in courageously facing adversity.

Further reading: How to Motivate Yourself

Quotes about Strength

Courage Quotes

Uplifting Quotes

William Shakespeare Quotes

Mary Anne Radmacher Quotes

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Life Lessons

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

We learn more by looking for the answer
to a question and not finding it
than we do from learning the answer itself.
- Lloyd Alexander

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
- Henry David Thoreau

The real lessons from the book of life
are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never stop being open to new life lessons.

Further reading: Joy Blooms Where Minds and Hearts are Open

Maybe So, Maybe Not. - Ancient Taoist Proverb

Question Your Questions

Truth isn't True. Reality isn't Real.

Life Lesson Quotes

Living Life to the Fullest

Life is Beautiful

Amazing Quotes to Live By

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.
- Carl Jung

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

Believe in yourself. Dream big dreams.
Set important goals. Take action on those goals.
- jlh

Further reading: Later is Never

"Reasonable" isn't always good enough

How to Choose Your Life Purpose

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Quotes of Love, Celebration, and Humor

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success.
- Doug Larson

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

You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: The #1 Secret of Great Relationships

What is Love?

Celebrating Rainbows and Butterflies - the Small Miracles of Our Life

Life is Funny

Laugh with Life

Monday, October 17, 2011


You will never find time for anything.
If you want time you must make it.
- Charles Buxton

Who forces time is pushed back by time;
who yields to time finds time on his side.
- The Talmud

When you feel the need to hurry,
remember that everything in life is a CHOICE.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Time, Like Life Itself, Has No Inherent Meaning


Time Flies

Practice Makes Perfect - Sometimes

Quotes that Make You Think

Quotes to Live By

Words of Encouragement

Quotes about Worry

Quotes about Time

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Quotes for Joyful Living

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things 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 

 Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. - Helen Keller 

 Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow." - Mary Anne Radmacher 

 You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie 

 Further reading: Success Tip: Drive Change 

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Think of your life as just begun - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

With every rising of the sun Think of your life as just begun. - Ella Wheeler Wilcox 

  When one door closes, another opens. But often we look so long, so regretfully, upon the closed door, that we fail to see the one that is opened for us. - Helen Keller 

 Let every day be the first day of the rest of your life, but especially let today be a new beginning. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie 

Friday, October 14, 2011


This above all, to thine own self be true. - William Shakespeare 

 Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... It's about learning to Dance in the Rain. - Vivian Greene

 Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. - Confucius

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Joy Has No Price

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

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement
and the thrill of creative effort.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Resolve to keep happy, and your joy
and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was service.
I acted and behold, service was joy.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Further reading: Joy is a Choice - but Not an Easy Choice

The Secret of Happiness

The truly rich

Giving Joy

Simple Joys

Finding Joy - a movie

Joy Quotes

Quotes about Happiness

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness,
and the word happy would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
It is far better take things as they come along
with patience and equanimity.
- Carl Jung

Take some time in a quiet place to contemplate
the balance between being of service -
both to this generation and to generations yet unborn -
and renewing your vitality with play and celebration.
Without play, one becomes old and dry.
Without service, life becomes meaningless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Finding Balance in Life

Meditation: What? Why? How?

Choose Inner Peace and a Less Stressful Life

Balance Quotes

Priorities Quotes

Question Quotes

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Better World

Let me to-day do something that shall take A little sadness from the world's vast store, ... Because of some good act to beast or man - "The world is better that I lived to-day." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox 

  To leave the world a bit better ... to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. - Ralph Waldo Emerson 

 With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world. - Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama 

 Plant trees for your great-grandchildren - for future generations. Create the legacy of a better world. Leave this world a better place than you found it. Literally planting trees for your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea, but far more important... use this symbolism - this imagery - to represent the kind of legacy you want to leave to future generations. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Become a Seeker

Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men 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

The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.
- Oprah Winfrey

A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
- Anonymous

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered,
you will never grow.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Forsake the Old Ways and Become a Seeker.

Read What Can Christopher Columbus Teach Us Today?

Further reading: Success Tip: Drive Change

Dare to Dream of Your Great Success - Mary Anne Radmacher

Joseph Campbell Quotes

Helen Keller Quotes

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

Adventure Quotes

Quotes about Confidence

Quotes about Curiosity

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Never Give Up

When you get into a tight place
and everything goes against you,
till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer,
never give up then, for that is just
the place and time the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Circumstances don't defeat you -
you defeat yourself when you give up.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Later is Never

Choose Your Habits, Choose Your Life

Boldly Sail the Storms of Life

Quotes to Live By

Quotes about strength in hard times

Never Give Up quotes

Perseverance quotes

Saturday, October 8, 2011


Positive Quote of the Day

The winds of grace are always blowing;
all we need to do is raise our sails.
- Anonymous

Funny Quote of the Day

Two things are infinite:
the universe and human stupidity;
and I'm not sure about the universe.
- Albert Einstein

Love Quote of the Day

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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Further reading: How to Choose Your Life Purpose

How to be Positive Around Negative People

Steve Jobs' Three Rules of Life

Words of Wisdom

Insightful Quotes

Inspirational Words

Quotes that Make You Think

Quotes to Live By

Friday, October 7, 2011

Steve Jobs 1955-2011

Your time is limited,
so don't waste it living someone else's life.
- Steve Jobs

Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of other's opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
- Steve Jobs

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

Today's affirmation: I set my own course through the ocean of life.

Further reading: Life and Death: Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech 2005 (video)

Steve Jobs' Three Rules of Life

Attitude is Everything

How To Not Care What Others Think

Need For Approval

How to Deal with Rejection

Quotes about Purpose

Quotes about Perseverance

Quotes about Self Esteem

Thursday, October 6, 2011


What is real is beyond all reach.
- Julian Green

The only way to discover the limits of the possible
is to go beyond them into the impossible.
- Arthur C. Clarke

By letting it go, it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

Know that you are unlimited.

Further reading: Go Beyond

Beauty and Adventure



The time has come

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Staying Cheerful

Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone; For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth, But has trouble enough of its own. Sing, and the hills will answer; Sigh, it is lost on the air; The echoes bound to a joyful sound, But shrink from voicing care. - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

  The eyes of the cheerful and of the melancholy man are fixed upon the same creation; but very different are the aspects which it bears to them. - Albert Pike 

 Affirmation: I welcome this day with a cheerful face.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Forgive and Forget

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; ... Forgive them anyway. - Kent Keith (often attributed to Mother Teresa) 

 Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness. - Marianne Williamson 

 Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness. - Martin Luther King, Jr. 

 Forgiveness ... is the finishing of old business that allows us to experience the present, free of contamination from the past. - Joan Borysenko 

 Further reading: Plentiful Harvest 

Monday, October 3, 2011


When the world says, "Give up,"
Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
- Anonymous

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
- Albert Einstein

To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death.
- Pearl S. Buck

Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God.
It is a gift only we can give one another.
- Elie Wiesel

Further reading: How to Think Positive

9 Secrets For Getting Un-Stuck

12 Life Lessons I Learned From My Cat

What I Know - What I Don't Know

Five Questions to Ask Yourself When You Feel Sad for No Apparent Reason

Comforting Quotes

Hope Quotes

Uplifting Quotes

Sunday, October 2, 2011


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

Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.
- C.S. Lewis

A coincidence is a small miracle in which God chooses to remain anonymous.
- Anonymous

Further reading: Zero-Based Gratitude

Appreciate the Unexpected

Trust in the Light

Have a Conversation With God, Today

Unanswered Prayers

Albert Einstein Quotes

Miracle Quotes

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Let Us Be Kind

Let us be kind; The way is long and lonely, And human hearts are asking for this blessing only -- That we be kind. We cannot know the grief that men may borrow, We cannot see the souls storm-swept by sorrow, But love can shine upon the way to-day, to-morrow -- Let us be kind. - W. Lomax Childress 

  Be kind whenever possible; and it is always possible. - Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama 

 The whole worth of a kind deed is in the love that inspires it. - The Talmud 

 Further reading: The Cab Ride 

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