Quotes:Part I

I come across several beautiful  &/hard hitting quotes which make me think. I’ll be posting a collection of my favorite quotes every week.

You yourself & your mind are the only causes of Happiness or lack of it, every thing and everyone around you are only the excuses.

Beautiful people do not just happen.The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These people have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen. ~ Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

Extreme busyness, whether at school or college or market, is a symptom of deficient vitality; and a faculty for idleness implies a healthy appetite and a strong sense of personal identity. There is a sort of dead-alive, hackneyed people about, who are scarcely conscious of living except in the exercise of some conventional occupation. Bring these fellows into the country, or set them aboard ship, and you will see how they pine for their desk or their study. They have no curiosity; they cannot give themselves over to random provocations; they do not take pleasure in the exercise of their faculties for its own sake; and unless Necessity lays about them with a stick, they will even stand still. It is no good speaking to such folk: they cannot be idle, their nature is not generous enough; and they pass those hours in a sort of coma, which are not dedicated to furious moiling in the gold-mill.~Robert Louis Stevenson

It is by attempting to reach the top in a single leap that so much
misery is produced in the world. ~Cobbett, William

It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted.~Aeschylus

Today I wish for you to be happy every moment of every day of your life.  I wish for you to live every experience without fear, without self judgment, without guilt, shame, sadness, or anger. That you are content, happy, laughing, and at peace with all people and things all the time.  I am dreaming a big dream of happiness and wish to share it with you.~Pathway to Happiness Newsletter

The only real way to be free of any problem is to outgrow the self that finds some value in it.~Guy Finley

Freedom is the oxygen of the soul. ~Moshe Dayan

Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty. ~ Socrates

Imagine two lawyers in a courtroom inside your head. One is arguing for your possibilities and you achieving your goals. The other is arguing for your limits and why you don’t deserve what you want. Who will win? The lawyer whom you pay the most. The way you pay these lawyers, however, is not with money; it is with your attention. ~ Alan Cohen from ‘Why Your Life Sucks’


December 21, 2010. Tags: , , , , . Quotations, Wisdom.

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