Favorite Quotes

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“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”
 “Our bodies are our gardens – our wills are our gardeners.”
~William Shakespeare
“Only a life lived for others is worth living.”
–Albert Einstein
“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart … Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.”
–Carl Jung
“I have learnt how to live…how to be in the world and of the world, and not just to stand aside and watch.”
~Audrey Hepburn
“We are under exercised as a nation. We look instead of play. We ride instead of walk. Our existence deprives us of the minimum of physical activity essential for healthy living.”
~ J.F. Kennedy
“Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.”
~Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a persson.”
~Audrey Hepburn
“Tension is who you think you should be.  Relaxation is who you are”
~ Chinese proverb
“Hope is a good thing – maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies.”
~Stephen King
“For fast-acting relief, try slowing down”
~ Lily Tomlin
““If you think you can or think you can’t, you’re probably right.”
~ Henry Ford
“The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated.”
“We are not here merely to make a living. We are here to enrich the world.”
~ Woodrow Wilson
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”
~Jimi Hendrix
“We are what we repeatedly do.
 Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.”
“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.”
–Albert Einstein
“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
“We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.”
–Anne Frank
“Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.”
–Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good.”
–Dr. Seuss
“I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.”
–E.B. White
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
–Eleanor Roosevelt
“Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.”
  ~Ludwig van Beethoven
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
–Mother Teresa
 “Life is too important to be taken seriously.”
–Oscar Wilde
“Can you imagine all I would do, if I could do all I can.”
~Sun Tzu
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
–Pablo Picasso
“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
–Psalm 118:24
“Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.”
   Ancient Indian Proverb
“The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.”
 –Robert Frost
“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.”
–The 14th Dalai Lama
“The best way to know God is to love many things.”
–Vincent van Gogh
“Sit quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.”
–Zen saying
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
~World Health Organization, 1948
“A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.” ~Irish Proverb
“An illness of the mind is an illness of the body, and vice-versa.”   ~Madrianne Arvore
“The part can never be well unless the whole is well.”
“To avoid sickness eat less; to prolong life worry less.”
~Chu Hui Weng
“He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything.”  ~Arabic Proverb
“A bodily disease, which we look upon as whole and entire within itself, may, after all, be but a symptom of some ailment in the spiritual part.”  ~Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter
“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”
The root of all health is in the brain. 
The trunk of it is in emotion. 
The branches and leaves are the body. 
The flower of health blooms
when all parts work together.
– Kurdish folk wisdom
Healing yourself is connected with healing others.
~ Yoko Ono
Sometimes the most urgent and vital thing you can possibly do is take a complete rest.
Ashleigh Brilliant
To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophies.
~Friedrich Nietzche
The body never lies.
~Martha Graham
Our bodies communicate to us clearly and specifically, if we are willing to listen. ~Shakti Gawain
I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly
pat on the back.
-Maya Angelou
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands:
not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.- Colin Wilson
When you touch a body, you touch the whole person,
the intellect, the spirit, and the emotions.- Jane Harrington
When you stand with your two feet on the ground,
you will always keep your balance.- Tao Te Ching
Carefully observe your activities of thinking, breathing, movement, diet, sex, and sleep, for
these are the six fundamentals of health. Within this realm lies success or failure in your
physical health and emotional happiness.
Shizuko Yamamota
I’m not a healer and I’m not a doctor, he would say, I’m just a mechanic.
Lauren Berry
Emotion always has its roots in the unconscious
and manifests itself in the body.- Irene Claremont de Castillejo
If you understand the force of intelligence in the body, its mechanical operation and structure,
you can work on any part of the body you can reach with your hands.
Lauren Berry
When health is absent…Wisdom cannot reveal itself
Art cannot become manifest
Strength cannot be exerted
Wealth is useless and reason is powerless.
The mind cannot forget what the hands have learned
Jon Zahourek
Massage is the study of anatomy in braille.
Jack Meagher
My vision is to make touch positive social value in our culture.
David Palmer
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Leo Buscaglia
To get rich never risk your health. For it is the truth that health is the wealth of wealth.
Richard Baker
Never hurry. Take plenty of exercise. Always be cheerful. Take all the sleep you need. You
may expect to be well.
James Freeman Clarke
As we free our breath (through diaphragmatic breathing) we relax our emotions and let go
our body tensions.
Gay Hendricks
The human body has been designed to resist an infinite number of changes and attacks
brought about by its environment. The secret of good health lies in successful adjustment to
changing stresses on the body.
Harry J. Johnson
He who enjoys good health is rich, though he knows it not.
Italian Proverb
If you need medical advice, let these three things be your physicians; a cheerful mind,
relaxation from business, and a moderate diet.
Schola Salern
Must be out-of-doors enough to get experience of wholesome reality, as a ballast to thought
and sentiment. Health requires this relaxation, this aimless life.
Henry David Thoreau
A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time — pills or stairs
Joan Welsh
The sound body is the product of the sound mind.
George Bernard Shaw
The human body is made up of some four hundred muscles; evolved through centuries of
physical activity. Unless these are used, they will deteriorate.
Eugene Lyman Fisk
The human body was designed to walk, run or stop; it wasn’t built for coasting.
Cullen Hightower.
Happiness lies, first of all, in health.
George William Curtis
He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
Arabian Proverb
Wisdom is to the mind what health is to the body.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld
If you judge people, you have no time to love them. ~ Mother Teresa
Men in general judge more from appearances than from reality. All men have eyes, but few have the gift of penetration. ~ Niccol Machiavelli
You can’t depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus.
~ Mark Twain
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Don’t judge men’s wealth or godliness by their Sunday appearance. ~ Benjamin Franklin
Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgment of others. ~Wayne Dyer
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
~ Wayne Dyer  (posted 1/23/13)

“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”
– Abraham Lincoln

“All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.”
– J.M Barrie, Peter Pan

“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.”
– Mother Teresa

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”
– Andre Gide, Autumn Leaves

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
– Albert Einstein

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”
― William W. Purkey

Women are like teabags. We don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water!
– Eleanor Roosevelt

Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands – and then eat just one of the pieces.
– Judith Viorst

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
– Helen Keller

Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly.
– Lawrence G. Lovasik

Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force.
– Franklin D. Roosevelt

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
– Christopher Reeve

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
– Mother Teresa

Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.
– Winston Churchill

Three rules of work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
– Albert Einstein

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
– Sir Winston Churchill

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
– Sir Winston Churchill

Teachers who inspire realize there will always be rocks in the road ahead of us. They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones; it all depends on how we use them.
– unknown

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
– Joseph Addison

Friendship is like a perennial river which flows forever. It may change its path but will never ever dry up.
– Pinaki Prasad Mohanty

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart” ~ Helen Keller.

“May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart”
~  Eskimo Proverb ~

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” –William Arthur Ward

“Successfully achieving most any goal is usually a matter of hanging on after others have let go.” –Bill Phillips Transformation

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ” Leo Buscaglia

“You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” Kahlil Gibran

“Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.” – Blessed Mother Teresa

“We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted.” ~Ruth E. Renkl

“Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.” – Orison Swett Marden

“A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.” – St. Basil

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” Andre Gide

“Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.”

“Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose.” Tom Krause

Worry is like a Rocking Chair. You can rock all you want, but you won’t get anywhere.

“Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.” Coco Chanel

“Joy is not the absence of suffering. It is the presence of God.” Robert Schuller

“Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

“A person is not old until regrets take the place of dreams” (under green tea cap)

“God never wastes suffering. He’s going to use what you’ve gone through for good, in ways you can’t possibly expect.” pg 208 in Statia’s Gift by Brian and Alsie Kelley, and also shared w/me by a Christian adult, when I was around the age of 12, and they had discovered the family trials I was faced with. God is good…through trials, God has given me the gift of compassion.

“When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.” ~ Helen Keller

“The most beautiful world is always entered through imagination” ~ Helen Keller

Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them will grow delightful conditions, all heavenly environment; of these if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built.  — James Allen

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

“Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”  ~ William Faulkner ~

“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake.”  ~ Francis Bacon, Sr. ~

“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.”   ~ George Bernard Shaw ~

“People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale ~

“The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”  ~ Walter Bagehot ~

“There is one quality that one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.”  ~ Napoleon Hill ~

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”  ~ St. Francis of Assisi ~

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”  ~ Leo Buscaglia ~

“Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”  ~ Mark Twain ~

“The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible. ”  ~ Richard M. DeVos ~

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”  ~ Robert Louis Stevenson ~

“Don’t let your struggles become your identity.”  ~ Unknown

“Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.”  ~ John Wooden ~

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”  ~ Lao Tzu ~

“Experience is not what happens to a man, it is what a man does with what happens to him.”  ~ Aldous Huxley ~

“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”  ~ Ella Fitzgerald ~

“If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.”  ~ David Viscott ~

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”  ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. ~

“Forget mistakes. Forget failure. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it. Today is your lucky day.”  ~ Will Durant ~

“Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.”  ~ John Updike ~

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”  ~ Mark Twain ~

“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”  ~ William Jennings Bryan ~

“My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is within you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.”  ~ Helen Hayes ~

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.”  ~ Napoleon Hill ~

“Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, “This is the real me,” and when you have found that attitude, follow it.”  ~ William James ~

“If you want to make life easy, make it hard.”  ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe ~

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”  ~ Winston S. Churchill ~

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”  ~ Paulo Coelho ~

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.”  ~ Walt Whitman ~

“Our beliefs about what we are and what we can be precisely determine what we can be.”  ~ Anthony Robbins ~

“Cultivate an optimistic mind, use your imagination, always consider alternatives, and dare to believe that you can make possible what others think is impossible.”  ~ Rodolfo Costa ~

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”  ~ Dale Carnegie ~

“Positive thoughts generate positive feelings and attract positive life experiences.”  ~ Unknown ~

“Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.”  ~ Mary Lou Retton ~

“Live out of your imagination, not your history.”  ~ Stephen R. Covey ~

“A person’s most useful asset is not a head full of knowledge but a heart full of love, an ear ready to listen, and a hand willing to help.”  ~ Unknown

“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.”  ~ Lao Tzu ~

“Two things define you: Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.”~ Unknown ~

“Failure is only the opportunity to being again, only this time, more wisely.” ~ Henry Ford ~

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”  ~ Nelson Mandela ~

“Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit. Talk about our joys.”  ~ Rita Schiano ~

“We are not given a good life or a bad life. We are given a life. It’s up to us to make it good or bad.”  ~ Unknown ~


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