"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." - Aldous Huxley
"Your problem is how you are going to spend this one and precious life you have been issued. Whether you're going to spend it trying to look good and creating the illusion that you have power over circumstances, or whether you are going to taste it, enjoy it and find out the truth about who you are." - Anne Lamott
"Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it." - Roald Dahl
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice, heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” - Steve Jobs
"A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and in all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life, knowing that in this world no one is all knowing and therefore all of us need both love and charity."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(I put this one in twice because the bike pic of Einstein is irresistible)
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." - John Quincy Adams
"Man can now fly in the air like a bird, swim under the ocean like a fish, he can burrow into the ground like a mole. Now if only he could walk the earth like a man, this would be paradise." - Tommy Douglas
"Those who know don't talk. Those who talk don't know." - Laozi
"Ordinary understanding is seeing with the eye and hearing with the ear. Intimacy is seeing with the ear and hearing with the eye." - Loori
"I shut my eyes in order to see." - Gaugin
"When you breathe in, breathe in the whole universe. When you breathe out, breathe out the whole universe." - Osaka
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." - Audrey Hepburn
"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." - Martin Luther King Jr.
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." - Martin Luther King Jr.
"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom." - Martin Luther King Jr.
"An individual has not started licing until he can rise aboce the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity." - Martin Luther King Jr.
"Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see" - Martin Luther King Jr.
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." - Martin Luther King Jr.
"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; third by experience, which is the bitterest." - Confucius
"A rooster crows only when it sees the light. Put him in the dark and he'll never crow. I have seen the light and I'm crowing." - Muhammad Ali
"A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life." - Muhammad Ali
"Friendship...is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything." - Muhammad Ali
"Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls." - Mother Teresa
"If you want a love message to be heard, it has to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it." - Mother Teresa
"A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the perogative of the brave." - Gandhi
"A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble." - Gandhi
"An eye for and eye only ends up making the whole world blind." - Ghandi
"History, despite it's wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again." - Maya Angelou
"All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree." - Einstein
"Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves." - Einstein
"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new." - Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking." - Einstein
"Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with and advanced everperience that shall explain and overlook the old." - Emerson
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us..." - Emerson
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Emerson
"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience." - Emerson
So I posted a few Emerson quotes but because he is my favorite, and the man has too many great words to post here I thought I'd share this link to an abundance of his quotes...
Enjoy! I read him often when I need a boost, or a cheering up, or some strength. His words always ring with truth. He is good on all and any occasion.