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Acceptance of others, their looks, their behaviors, their beliefs, bring you an inner peace and tranquillity -- instead of anger and resentment

Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
Accept everything about yourself -- I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end -- no apologies, no regrets.
For the ordinary man is passive. Within a narrow circle (home life, and perhaps the trade unions or local politics) he feels himself master of his fate, but against major events he is as helpless as against the elements. So far from endeavoring to influence the future, he simply lies down and lets things happen to him.
They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.
Take the world as it is, not as it ought to be.
If you live in the river you should make friends with the crocodile.
Never build your emotional life on the weaknesses of others.
Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there.
Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you?
Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.
He who is plenteously provided for from within, needs but little from without.
Everything you need you already have. You are complete right now, you are a whole, total person, not an apprentice person on the way to someplace else. Your completeness must be understood by you and experienced in your thoughts as your own personal reality.
Not what we have But what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.
Let nothing disturb thee; Let nothing dismay thee; All things pass; God never changes. Patience attains All that it strives for; He who has God Finds he lacks nothing;
Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events.
We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.
Real knowledge, like everything else of value, is not to be obtained easily. It must be worked for, studied for, thought for, and, more that all, must be prayed for.
Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday.
One's age should be tranquil, as childhood should be playful. Hard work at either extremity of life seems out of place. At midday the sun may burn, and men labor under it; but the morning and evening should be alike calm and cheerful.
To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.
While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be.
You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older.
If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager then without hesitation, that He exists.
It is not good to be too free. It is not good to have everything one wants.
Faith embraces many truths which seem to contradict each other.
The Diet Mentality has come about because there is agreement in our society that the only way to lose weight is by dieting. But dieting produces absolutely no permanent, positive results. In fact, it makes you feel worse about yourself and probably does more damage than good to your health.
What we must look for here is, firstly, religious and moral principles; secondly, gentlemanly conduct; thirdly, intellectual ability.
We grow neither better or worse as we get old, but more like ourselves.
Not only don't diets work, they're actually designed to fail. It's not you or your lack of will power that's the problem. It's that diets by their very nature simply don't work.
Changing our diet is something we choose to do, not something we are forced to do. Instead of dreading it, try saying, Here's another thing I get to do to help myself. Great!
To be happy is to be able to become aware of oneself without fright.
Age is a matter of feeling, not of years.
You must not pity me because my sixtieth year finds me still astonished. To be astonished is one of the surest ways of not growing old too quickly.
Youth is the period in which a man can be hopeless. The end of every episode is the end of the world. But the power of hoping through everything, the knowledge that the soul survives its adventures, that great inspiration comes to the middle-aged.
You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old.
In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us.
Age. That period of life in which we compound for the vices that remain by reviling those we have no longer the vigor to commit.
I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still and quiet in a room alone.
Feed your faith and doubt will starve to death
Don't mistake activity for achievement.
Truly great madness can not be achieved without significant intelligence.
Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
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 in you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.
The end is never as satisfying as the journey. To have achieved everything but to have done so without integrity and excitement is to have achieved nothing.
Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.
But then they danced down the street like dingledodies, and I shambled after as I've been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!
Courage comes from wanting to do it well. Security comes from knowing you can do it well. Confidence comes from having done it well.
Some men are wise, and some are otherwise.
There is no such thing as a lack of faith. We all have plenty of faith, it's just that we have faith in the wrong things. We have faith in what can't be done rather than what can be done. We have faith in lack rather than abundance but there is no lack of faith. Faith is a law.
God can only do for you what He can do through you.
Don't go through life, grow through life.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
A miracle is an event which creates faith. That is the purpose and nature of miracles. Frauds deceive. An event which creates faith does not deceive: therefore it is not a fraud, but a miracle.
At the beginning of every act of faith, there is often a seed of fear. For great acts of faith are seldom born out of calm calculation.
May it not be that, just as we have to have faith in Him, God has to have faith in us and, considering the history of the human race so far, may it not be that faith is even more difficult for Him than it is for us?
Faith is to believe what we do not see; and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe.
Faith is not without worry or care, but faith is fear that has said a prayer.
Attitudes are the forerunners of conditions.
The faith that stands on authority is not faith.
None knows the weight of another's burden.
We don't change what we are, we change what we think what we are.
Prosperity is not just having things. It is the consciousness that attracts the things. Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just having money or things. Poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or things.
There are two kinds of fools: One says, This is old therefore it is good. The other one says, This is new therefore it is better.
All meaningful and lasting change starts first in your imagination and then works its way out. Imagination is more important than knowledge.
He who has health, has hope. And he who has hope, has everything.
Of all the forces that make for a better world, none is so indispensable, none so powerful, as hope. Without hope men are only half alive. With hope they dream and think and work.
The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.
To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.
The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.
Faith must be enforced by reason. When faith becomes blind it dies.
It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason. That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart, not by the reason.
Faith... is the art of holding on to things your reason once accepted, despite your changing moods.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Be smart, be intelligent and be informed.
Most of us ask for advice when we know the answer but we want a different one.
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.

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