Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God's handwriting..... Thank God for it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.

Author Unknown

We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.

H. G. Wells

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.

Beverly Sills

Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is.

Erich Fromm

The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be entirely tolerant or not at all; follow the good path or the evil one. To stand at the crossroads requires more strength than you possess.

Heinrich Heine

The farther behind I leave the past, the closer I am to forging my own character.

Isabelle Eberhardt

Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.

Benjamin Franklin

Turn your midlife crisis to your own advantage by making it a time for renewal of your body and mind, rather than stand by helplessly and watch them decline.

Jane E. Brody

Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness is.

Elbert Hubbard

Sow good services; sweet remembrances will grow them.

Madame de Stael

The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.

Rene Descartes, 'Le Discours de la Methode,' 1637

Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.

Arthur Rubinstein

Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.

Charles F. Kettering

Give me the splendid silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling.

Walt Whitman

Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right.

Laurens van der Post (South African mystic)

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.

James Openheim (USA writer)

True luck consists not in holding the best of the cards at the table; luckiest is he who knows just when to rise and go home.

John Hay, Distichs, latter 19th century

One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.

  Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

A smiling face is half the meal.

Latvian Proverb

You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself.

Ethel Barrymore(USA Actress)

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.

Margaret Fuller

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.

Henry David Thoreau, Walden, Conclusion, 1854

Happiness is good health and a bad memory.

Ingrid Bergman (Swedish Actress)

Be who you are and say what you feel as those who matter won't mind and those who mind don't matter.

Author: unknown

Do not limit life to your beliefs. Instead, expand your beliefs to embrace all that life has to offer.

Author: unknown

The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool.

George Santayana (American philosopher)

Those who admire you for things you do not have will rob you off of things you have.

Don Xuan

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere

Martin Luther King

A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a great truth

Christopher Morley

Being a personality is not the same as having a personality.

Alan Coren

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy when in long shot.

Charlie Chaplin

The fear of hell is hell itself, and the longing for paradise is paradise itself.

Khalil Gibran

Never argue with a fool; people might not know the difference.

Arthur Bloc

There is no cure for birth and death. Save to enjoy the interval.

Arthur Bloc

Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.

Edward dr Bono (USA thinker)

When you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself.
What isnt part of ourselves doesnt disturb us.

Herman Hesse

Be who you are and say what you feel as those who matter won't mind and those who mind don't matter.

Author: unknown

Do not limit life to your beliefs. Instead, expand your beliefs to embrace all that life has to offer.

Author: unknown

The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool.

George Santayana (American philosopher)

Those who admire you for things you do not have will rob you off of things you have.

Don Xuan

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere

Martin Luther King

A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a great truth

Christopher Morley

Being a personality is not the same as having a personality.

Alan Coren

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy when in long shot.

Charlie Chaplin

The fear of hell is hell itself, and the longing for paradise is paradise itself.

Khalil Gibran

Never argue with a fool; people might not know the difference.

Arthur Bloc

There is no cure for birth and death. Save to enjoy the interval.

Arthur Bloc

Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.

Edward dr Bono (USA thinker)

When you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself.
What isnt part of ourselves doesnt disturb us.

Herman Hesse

Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One out of four people in this country is mentally unbalanced. Think of your three closest friends; and if they seem okay then you are the one!

Ann Lansers (USA agony aunt)

No-one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt (USA first lady)

Discovery consists of seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no-one else has thought.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (Hungarian scientist)

Every luxury must be paid for, and everything is a luxury, starting with the world.

Cesare Pavese (Italian Novelist)

There is a great man who makes every man feel small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feels great.

G.K. Chesterton

My hut burned down all; there is nothing to stop the view of the moon

A Haiku

If we have no peace it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.

Mother Teresa

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing

Edmund Bruke

The moment you are ready and willing, God is able.

Alan Cohen

He not busy being born is busy dying.

Bob Dylan

Don't rule out working with your hands. It does not preclude using your head.

Andy Rooney

It is no use to blame the looking glass if your face is awry.

Nikolai Gogol, 1836

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

James Joyce

The strongest man in the world is he who stands alone.

Henrik Ibsen, an Enemy of the People, 1882

The further behind I leave the past, the closer I am to forging my own character.

Isabelle Eberhardt

One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds.

Mahatma Gandhi

Seek not, my soul, the life of the immortals; but enjoy to the full the resources that are within thy reach.

Pindar, 518-438 B.C.

Do not throw the arrow which will return against you.

Kurdish Proverb

Leave well - even 'pretty well' - alone: that is what I learn as I get old.

Edward Fitzgerald

Content thyself to be obscurely good. When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, the post of honor is a private station.

Joseph Addison, 'Cato'

Wear the old coat and buy the new book.

Austin Phelps

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

Pablo Picasso

To be mature means to face, and not evade, every fresh crisis that comes.

Fritz Kunkel

To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.

Benjamin Disraeli, Sybil, 1845

If all the year were playing holidays; to sport would be as tedious as to work.

William Shakespeare, 'the First Part of King Henry the IV'

Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Meditations, 200 A.D.

Never lose sight of this important truth that no one can be truly great until he has gained knowledge of himself, a knowledge which can only be acquired by occasional retirement.

Johann Georg von Zimmermann

There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.

Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark, 1915

Leave well - even 'pretty well' - alone: that is what I learn as I get old.

Edward Fitzgerald

Content thyself to be obscurely good. When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, the post of honor is a private station.

Joseph Addison, 'Cato'

Wear the old coat and buy the new book.

Austin Phelps

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

Pablo Picasso

To be mature means to face, and not evade, every fresh crisis that comes.

Fritz Kunkel

To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.

Benjamin Disraeli, Sybil, 1845

If all the year were playing holidays; to sport would be as tedious as to work.

William Shakespeare, 'the First Part of King Henry the IV'

Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Meditations, 200 A.D.

Never lose sight of this important truth that no one can be truly great until he has gained knowledge of himself, a knowledge which can only be acquired by occasional retirement.

Johann Georg von Zimmermann

You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.

Irish Proverb

The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.

Carl Jung

The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.

Adlai E. Stevenson Jr., quoted by Human Behavior, May 1978