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Quotes of Love and Wisdom

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“In life we are not given the option whether we experience pain, discomfort, and suffering. Each of us must experience life’s difficult and painful challenges. However, we are given the choice as to what kind of suffering we can experience. We can choose to endure our healthy suffering by facing our problems honestly or we can choose unhealthy suffering to avoid our healthy suffering. Healthy suffering is taking responsibility for your experience and is usually intense, time limited, and followed by a stronger character and feelings of empowerment. Unhealthy suffering is unending until we take responsibility and face our healthy suffering. It is characterized by purusing false hopes in things of little or no virtue. Use the problems you experience in life as an opportunity to become stronger and more alive. From the ashes of your despair arise the phoenix of your truth.” – Wendy Hill

“Suffering will come, trouble will come – that’s part of life; a sign that you are alive. If you have no suffering and no trouble, the devil is taking it easy. You are in his hand.” – Mother Theresa

“All the darkness in the world can’t put out the light of one candle.” –Confucius

“Love is but a discovery of ourselves and the delight in the recognition.” –Alexander Smith

“Love is the only way to grasp another human being in the innermost core of his personality.” – Victor Frankel

“Life is a great big canvas. Throw all the paint you can at it.” – Danny Kaye

“I celebrate myself and sing myself.” – Walt Whitman

“You are worthy, loved, and powerful. This is a given. Even though you may try to deny these truths, they still remain at the core of you. By denying them you create your unhappiness and pain. By accepting them you set yourself free to be fully alive. Accept them even though there appears to be evidence to the contrary. When you do accept them, the evidence will disappear.” – Wendy Hill

“I am still learning.” – Michelangelo

“We have not even to risk the adventure alone, for the heroes of all time have gone before us. The labyrinth is thoroughly known. We have only to follow the thread of the hero path. And where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a god. Where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves. Where we had thought to travel outward, we shall come to the center of our own existence. Where we had thought to be alone, we shall be with all the world.” – Joseph Campbell

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

“Would you rather be right or happy?” – Anonymous

“I like the silent church before the service begins better than any preaching.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I have realized that the past and the future are real illusions, that they exist in the present which is what there is and all there is.” – Alan Watts

“Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because when we truly see this truth we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult, once we truly understand and accept it, then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters.” – M. Scott Peck

“Experience is a dear teacher, but fools will learn at no other.” – Benjamin Franklin

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” – Anonymous

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness concerning all acts of initiative and creation. There is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves, too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issue from the decision, raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.” – Anonymous

“Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously.” – Neitzsche

“Boldness, be my friend.” – William Shakespeare

“The secret to bringing peace to earth is bearing in mind that the world is simply what it is. And is it so small a place, that you could change it radically? Live at peace with yourself, if you would bring peace even to one other human being.” – Donald Walters

“I am like a pencil in God’s hand. He does the thinking. He does the writing. The pencil has only to be allowed to be used.” – Mother Theresa

“There is nothing noble in being superior to someone else. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.” – Hindu proverb

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” – Bill Cosby

“Those are a success who have lived well, laughed often and loved much; who have gained the respect of intelligent people and the love of children; who have filled their niche and accomplished their task; who leave the world better than they found it, whether by a perfect poem or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of the earth’s beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best they had.” –Emerson

“Lack of willpower has caused more failure than lack of intelligence or ability.” – Fower A. Newhouse

“Before God we are equally wise and equally foolish.” – Albert Einstein

“Even a fool knows you can’t touch the stars, but it doesn’t stop a wise man from trying.” Harry Anderson

“What do I mean by loving ourselves properly? I mean first of all, desiring to live, accepting life as a very great gift and a great good, not because of what it gives us, but because of what it enables us to give to others.” –Thomas Merton

“Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.” –Albert Einstein

“Courage is not the lack of fear. It is the willingness to persevere in spite of it.” – Wendy Hill

“I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” –Thomas Edison

“What is it that is eternal: the primal phenomenon, present in the here and now, of what we call revelation? It is man’s emerging from the moment of the supreme encounter, being no longer the same as he was when entering into it.” – Martin Buber

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” –Confucius

“If you can’t learn to do it well, learn to enjoy doing it badly.” – Ashleigh Brilliant

“In my end is my beginning.” – T.S. Eliot

“Hungry for love He looks at you. Thirsty for kindness He begs from you. Naked for loyalty He hopes in you. Sick and imprisoned for friendship He wants from you. Homeless for shelter in your heart He asks for you. Will you be that one to Him?” – Mother Theresa

“Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.” – Albert Einstein

“It is better to be high spirited even though one makes more mistakes than to be narrow minded and to all prudent.” – Vincent Van Gogh

“It is impossible to be successful without failing.” – Wendy Hill

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us. We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are born to make manifest the glory of God within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people the permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” –Nelson Mandela


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