Spiritual Awakenings -- Quotes
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They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world. Someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for. --Tom Bodett
Love Ya Suppose one morning you never wake up, do all your family and friends know you love them? I was thinking...I could die today, tomorrow or next week and I wonder if I had any wounds needing to be healed, friendships that needed rekindling or three words needing to be said. Sometimes, "I love you" can heal & bless. Let every one of your family and friends know you love them. Even if you think they don't love you back. You would be amazed at what those three little words and a smile can do. So just in case... I LOVE YA !!!
Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half possession... Do that which is assigned to you, and you cannot hope too much or dare too much. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance
Cherish your visions, your ideals and the music that stirs in your heart. If you but remain true to your visions, your world will at last be built. James Allen
We feel the urge to tell the truth as we see it. But we should try to accomplish this without judgemental condemnations that hurt others. Again, when we remember that what we perceive in another is a reflection of ourselves, we become less judgemental. So when we freely express harsh judgement of another, we are in effect talking about those aspects of ourselves that trouble us the most. Shirley MacLaine, Going Within
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these. George Washington Carver
... the way to find Universal Truth is to first find the true meaning of "Love"... If you learn to love thyself, you will successfully love others... Anything less is just an illusion... VLS - 2000
For you had gone astray like sheep, but you have now returned to the Shepard and Guardian of your souls. 1 Peter 2:25
"Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't." - Erica Jong
... no matter how much man tries to prove a Higher Power does not exist, the Universe always seems to show it's strength by proving man wrong. Think about an old parking lot, with all it's cracks.... What provoked those cracks in that hard cement or pavement? What grows between those cracks? Grass? Perhaps weeds? Interesting how such a soft element could penetrate a hard man-made compound...... All natural elements are created by a Higher Power. Man cannot destroy nor overpower the Strength of the High Power; Our Creator... VLS 2001
Although this is a Poem and not a Quote, I thought it was something worth repeating :) This poem was written by Mother Teresa and is engraved on the wall of her home for children in Calcutta:
People are often unreasonable,
illogical, and self-centered;
forgive them anyway
If you are kind, people may accuse
you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win
some false friends and some true enemies;
If you are honest and frank, people may
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone
could destroy overnight;
If you find serenity and happiness,
they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will
often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis,
it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them
"To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will." - Sugar Ray Robinson
Too many times we stand aside and let the waters slip away, 'Til what we put off for tomorrow has now become today. So don't you sit upon the shoreline and say you're satisfied. Choose to chance the rapids and dare to dance the tide. Garth Brooks
To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: A time to weep, a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance. Ecclesiastics 3:1,4
I'd like to be the sort of friend that you have been to me, I'd like to be the help that you've been always glad to be; I'd like to mean as much to you each minute of the day, as you have meant old friend of mine, to me along the way. --Edgar A. Guest
"All things are Possible until they are proved impossible and even the impossible may only be so, as of now." --Pearl S. Buck
TRUTH is usually an unwelcome guest. Comforting to some, Disconcerting to others, and has Angered Others through the centuries!
The Bearer of the Truth only carries the message from the Messenger. The messages passed down through the centuries are the hardest to pass on!
Too much Truth for the Weak to absorb, and not enough Rewards for the Sinner to embrace and to discard their sin! -----
So they take out their anger at themselves, on Other people-- Usually, the Messenger. So Sad that they do not know what the Messenger knows; and what they cannot seem to grasp... is that we are all alike in the beginning, but have the opportunity to Change. Some seize the opportunity, while others choose not to! But still the Messenger is Sent, until Time is at it's end. Finally we must face the One Who Sent the message, and that is the End of the story......!
"I may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend, to the death, your right to say it." - Voltaire
"Disobedience, in the eyes of any one who has read history, is man’s original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion." - Oscar Wilde
"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do, and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." - General George S. Patton Jr.
"Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding" - Albert Einstein
"Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on." - Winston Churchill