Nicole - Feed Quotations Book Search <![CDATA[He entered the territory of lies without a passport for return.]]> <![CDATA[That's not a lie, it's a terminological inexactitude. Also, a tactical misrepresentation.]]> <![CDATA[Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and will make, not only our own happiness, but that of the world at large.]]> <![CDATA[Only a life lived in the service to others is worth living.]]> <![CDATA[Make service your first priority, not success and success will follow.]]> <![CDATA[It is more important to be of service than successful.]]> <![CDATA[Small service is true service, while it lasts.]]> <![CDATA[There's lots of people who spend so much time watching their health, they haven't got time to enjoy it.]]> <![CDATA[If I'd known I was gonna live this long. I'd have taken better care of myself. [Eubie Blake At Age 100]]]> <![CDATA[You can set yourself up to be sick, or you can choose to stay well.]]> <![CDATA[Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year.]]> <![CDATA[Dreams can often become challenging, but challenges are what we live for.]]> <![CDATA[Gratitude is our most direct line to God and the angels. If we take the time, no matter how crazy and troubled we feel, we can find something to be thankful for. The more we seek gratitude, the more reason the angels will give us for gratitude and joy to exist in our lives.]]> <![CDATA[Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.]]> <![CDATA[Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.]]> <![CDATA[God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.]]> <![CDATA[When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.]]> <![CDATA[Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.]]> <![CDATA[Forget the times of your distress, but never forget what they taught you.]]> <![CDATA[There is a calmness to a life lived in Gratitude, a quiet joy.]]> <![CDATA[Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.]]> <![CDATA[Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that thankfulness is indeed a virtue.]]> <![CDATA[Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.]]> <![CDATA[To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist.]]> <![CDATA[Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.]]> <![CDATA[Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.]]> <![CDATA[If we do not rise to the challenge of our unique capacity to shape our lives, to seek the kinds of growth that we find individually fulfilling, then we can have no security: we will live in a world of sham, in which our selves are determined by the will of others, in which we will be constantly buffeted and increasingly isolated by the changes round us.]]> <![CDATA[When you've got something to prove, there's nothing greater than a challenge.]]> <![CDATA[A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.]]> <![CDATA[Whatever creativity is, it is in part a solution to a problem.]]> <![CDATA[Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.]]> <![CDATA[The world isn't interested in the storms you encountered, but whether or not you brought in the ship.]]> <![CDATA[The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.]]> <![CDATA[A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind.]]> <![CDATA[It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.]]> <![CDATA[Thought precedes action, action does not always precede thought.]]> <![CDATA[The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.]]> <![CDATA[I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.]]> <![CDATA[How things look on the outside of us depends on how things are on the inside of us.]]> <![CDATA[The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.]]> <![CDATA[A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs-jolted by every pebble in the road.]]> <![CDATA[In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time.]]> <![CDATA[I bring to my life a certain amount of mess.]]> <![CDATA[In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.]]> <![CDATA[Gray skies are just clouds passing over.]]> <![CDATA[Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.]]> <![CDATA[The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.]]> <![CDATA[The greatest difficulties lie where we are not looking for them.]]> <![CDATA[Things don't go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be.]]> <![CDATA[The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become.]]> <![CDATA[We are valued in this world at the rate we desire to be valued.]]> <![CDATA[Our value is the sum of our values.]]> <![CDATA[The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.]]> <![CDATA[The middle of the road is where the white line is -- and that's the worst place to drive.]]> <![CDATA[I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.]]> <![CDATA[Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.]]> <![CDATA[People don't fail, they give up]]> <![CDATA[Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.]]> <![CDATA[Pride defeats its own end, by bringing the man who seeks esteem and reverence into contempt.]]> <![CDATA[Whenever you make a mistake or get knocked down by life, don't look back at it too long. Mistakes are life's way of teaching you. Your capacity for occasional blunders is inseparable from your capacity to reach your goals. No one wins them all, and your failures, when they happen, are just part of your growth. Shake off your blunders. How will you know your limits without an occasional failure? Never quit. Your turn will come.]]> <![CDATA[It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.]]> <![CDATA[If you never change your mind, why have one?]]> <![CDATA[You've got to watch your mind all the time or you'll awaken and find a strange picture on your press.]]> <![CDATA[It is terrible to destroy a person's picture of himself in the interests of truth or some other abstraction.]]> <![CDATA[If we could see ourselves as others see us, we would vanish on the spot.]]> <![CDATA[Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.]]> <![CDATA[Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.]]> <![CDATA[The more you use your brain, the more brain you will have to use.]]> <![CDATA[The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes, rather than their minds.]]> <![CDATA[Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life.]]> <![CDATA[It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.]]> <![CDATA[Humility is like underwear; essential, but indecent if it shows.]]> <![CDATA[If you would have people speak well of you, then do not speak well of yourself.]]> <![CDATA[A vulgar mind is proud in prosperity and humble in adversity. A noble mind is humble in prosperity and proud in adversity.]]> <![CDATA[Some virtues are only seen in affliction and others only in prosperity.]]> <![CDATA[If one is not virtuous he becomes vicious.]]> <![CDATA[There is only one happiness in life -- to love and to be loved.]]> <![CDATA[Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.]]> <![CDATA[Love means never having to say you're sorry.]]> <![CDATA[Love... Force it and it disappears. You cannot will love, nor even control it. You can only guide its expression. It comes or it goes according to those qualities in life that invite it or deny its presence.]]> <![CDATA[Love is not a matter of counting the years -- it's making the years count.]]> <![CDATA[Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.]]> <![CDATA[Loving can cost a lot but not loving always costs more, and those who fear to love often find that want of love is an emptiness that robs the joy from life.]]> <![CDATA[Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.]]> <![CDATA[Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.]]> <![CDATA[Love is what you've been through with somebody.]]> <![CDATA[The rose speaks of love silently, in a language known only to the heart.]]> <![CDATA[It is well to be happy and wise and well to be honest and true; it is well to be off with the old love, before you are on with the new.]]> <![CDATA[Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.]]> <![CDATA[A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved, by others. (Wizard to the Tin Man)]]> <![CDATA[Only from the heart Can you touch the sky.]]> <![CDATA[Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought of receiving anything in return.]]> <![CDATA[Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.]]> <![CDATA[No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye.]]> <![CDATA[God doesn't give people talents that he doesn't want people to use.]]> <![CDATA[Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.]]> <![CDATA[Ordinary people think that talent must be always on its own level and that it arises every morning like the sun, rested and refreshed, ready to draw from the same storehouse -- always open, always full, always abundant -- new treasures that it will heap up on those of the day before; such people are unaware that, as in the case of all mortal things, talent has its increase and decrease, and that independently of the career it takes, like everything that breathes... it undergoes all the accidents of health, of sickness, and of the dispositions of the soul -- its gaiety or its sadness. As with our perishable flesh. talent is obliged constantly to keep guard over itself, to combat, and to keep perpetually on the alert amid the obstacles that witness the exercise of its singular power.]]> <![CDATA[Your talent is God's gift to you; what you do with it is your gift to God.]]> <![CDATA[When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me..]]> <![CDATA[Talent is only the starting point.]]> <![CDATA[There are two kinds of talent, man-made talent and God-given talent. With man-made talent you have to work very hard. With God-given talent, you just touch it up once in a while.]]> <![CDATA[At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.]]> <![CDATA[Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense.]]> <![CDATA[Love talked about is easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.]]> <![CDATA[Too much truth is uncouth.]]> <![CDATA[Trust everybody, but cut the cards.]]> <![CDATA[I believe that every person is born with talent.]]> <![CDATA[Power doesn't corrupt people, people corrupt power.]]> <![CDATA[I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.]]> <![CDATA[The secret to all power is to only do that which all would willingly do.]]> <![CDATA[The measure of a man is what he does with power.]]> <![CDATA[To achieve, you need thought. You have to know what you are doing and that's real power.]]> <![CDATA[You can't blame gravity for falling in love.]]> <![CDATA[Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love]]> <![CDATA[Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.]]> <![CDATA[Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.]]> <![CDATA[The purpose of getting power is to be able to give it away.]]> <![CDATA[You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.]]> <![CDATA[The greatest power is often simple patience.]]> <![CDATA[All the power that we exercise over others depends on the power we exercise over ourselves.]]> <![CDATA[Our power is not so much in us as through us.]]> <![CDATA[Problems can become opportunities when the right people come together.]]> <![CDATA[Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.]]> <![CDATA[We have a problem. Congratulations. But it's a tough problem. Then double congratulations.]]> <![CDATA[Avoiding a problem doesn't solve it.]]> <![CDATA[Successful people are simply people who learn to solve their problems... they are not people without problems.]]> <![CDATA[The greatest problem you have is your greatest opportunity.]]> <![CDATA[Do not worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older it will avoid you.]]> <![CDATA[Temptations, unlike opportunities, will always give you many second chances.]]> <![CDATA[There is a time in the life of every problem when it is big enough to see, yet small enough to solve.]]> <![CDATA[Problems are the price of progress. Don't bring me anything but trouble. Good news weakens me.]]> <![CDATA[A problem clearly stated is a problem half solved.]]> <![CDATA[Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.]]> <![CDATA[There are no big problems, there are just a lot of little problems.]]> <![CDATA[Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.]]> <![CDATA[We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as unsolvable problems.]]> <![CDATA[We have no problems, only situations. Not all problems have solutions, but all situations have outcomes.]]> <![CDATA[Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by hitting back.]]> <![CDATA[The best way out is always through.]]> <![CDATA[Temptations, when we first meet them, are like a lion that roared at Samson; but if we overcome them, the next time we see them we shall find a nest of honey within them.]]> <![CDATA[We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.]]> <![CDATA[To understand is to perceive patterns.]]> <![CDATA[Understanding brings control.]]> <![CDATA[Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results.]]> <![CDATA[Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.]]> <![CDATA[Let the ideas clash but not the hearts.]]> <![CDATA[Peace is no more than a dream as long as we need the comfort of the clan.]]> <![CDATA[We must stop talking about the American dream and start listening to the dreams of the Americans.]]> <![CDATA[Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight.]]> <![CDATA[It is what we think we know already that often prevents us from learning.]]>