Monday, March 29, 2010

Growing Old

To know how to grow old is the master-work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.

- Henri Amiel

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.

- Abraham Lincoln

Monday, March 22, 2010


People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you've got anyway.

- Mother Teresa

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Be not afraid of growing slowly,
be afraid only of standing still.

- Chinese Proverb

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Love is a Cure

Love cures people -
both the ones
who give it
and the ones
who receive it.

This intangible thing love...
enters into every theraputic relationship.
It is an element which finds and heals,
which comforts and restores,
which works what we have to call for now,

- Dr. Karl Menninger

Friday, March 19, 2010

What You Are Made Of

Life is like a grindstone
- whether it grinds you down
or polishes you up depends
on what you are made of.

- Anonymous

Monday, March 15, 2010


Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity.

It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events.

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.

- Melodie Beattie

Sunday, March 14, 2010


I do not wish to treat friendships daintily,
but with the roughest courage.
When they are real, they are not glass threads or frost-work,
but the solidest thing we know.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Do Your Job Well

If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Perfect Love

We come to love not by finding a perfect person,
but by learning to see an imperfect person

- Sam Keen

Thursday, March 4, 2010

As You Dream So You Shall Become

Dream lofty dreams,
and as you dream,
so you shall become.
Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be;
your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.

- James Allen