To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people
and affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty,
to find the best in others; to leave th... Read more
The more we have given to ourselves, the more we have to
give to others. When we find that place within ourselves that
is giving, we begin to create an outward flow. Giving to
others comes not from a sense of sacrifice, self-righteousnes... Read more
Joy is what we are, not what we must get.
Joy is the realization that all we want or need in life has been
etched into our souls. Joy helps us see not what we are "going
through," but what we are "growing to"--a greater sense of understan... Read more
Happiness is not in our circumstances, but in ourselves.
It is not something we see, like a rainbow, or feel,
like the heat of a fire. Happiness is something we are.-John B. Sheerin... Read more
When we're helping other people, we're nourishing our soul.
Depression or unhappiness means we've got the wrong goal.
We have forgotten that peace of mind is our only goal.
By concentrating on helping another person, we renew contact
wit... Read more
Look to this day!
For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course
Lie all the truths and realities of your existence:
The bliss of growth
The glory of action
The splendor of achievement,
For yesterday is but a dream
An... Read more
When you ignore your soul's destiny, when you get caught up in
your own self-interests and forget to care for others, you will not
feel "right." Instead, you will feel empty and unfulfilled. During
these times, you are neglecting your so... Read more
We are responsible for what we are, and what we wish ourselves
to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are
now has been the result of our past actions, it certainly follows
that whatever we wish to be in future can be produ... Read more
It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief
that human history is shaped. Each time a person stands
up for an ideal or strikes out against injustice, he or she
sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other
from... Read more
The best things are nearest: breath in your nostrils, light in
your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand,
the path of God just before you. Then do not grasp at the
stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain
... Read more
People who have attained things worth having in this
world have worked while others idled, have persevered
when others gave up in despair, have practiced early in
life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and
singleness of purpo... Read more
Self-respect cannot be hunted. It cannot be purchased.
It is never for sale. It cannot be fabricated out of public relations.
It comes to us when we are alone, in quiet moments, in quiet places,
when we suddenly realize that, knowing the g... Read more
Undertake something that is difficult; it will do you
good. Unless you try to do something beyond
what you have already mastered, you will never grow.-Ronald E. Osborn... Read more
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one
at the end of your arm. . . . As you grow older you will discover
that you have two hands. One is for helping yourself,
the other for helping others.-Audrey Hepburn... Read more
People who won't help others in trouble "because they got into
trouble through their own fault" would probably not throw
a lifeline to a drowning person until they learned whether
that person fell in through his or her own fault or not.-Sy... Read more