Inspirational Quotations

                                                                  Look to the heights...


                                                                                                                                      Phares de Baleines, Ile de Re, France

Quotations are a tremendous distillation of wisdom. Jot down those that are meaningful to you on a Post-It or index card and put them someplace where you'll see them regularly, such as the side of the refrigerator or on a mirror. They can give you encouragement or inspiration just when you need it. I've identified tha author of the quotes whenever possible.

That which you seek is near and already coming toward you...

Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.

- Albert Schweitzer

Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.

- Barbara De Angelis

Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much. - Blaise Pascal

Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind. - Eric Hoffer

When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace. - The Dalai Lama

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. - The Dalai Lama

When you carry out acts of kindness you get a wonderful feeling inside. It is as though something inside your body responds and says, yes, this is how I ought to feel.

- Harold Kushner

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves. - James M. Barrie

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. - Philo

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. - Scott Adams

Wherever there is a human being, there is a chance for a kindness. - Seneca

Deeds of kindness are equal in weight to all the commandments. - Talmud

Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom. - Theodore Rubin

The little unremembered acts of kindness and love are the best parts of a person's life. - William Wordsworth

"Argue for your limitations and they become yours."

Muddy water left still become clear." (Chinese proverb)

"Love your crooked neighbor with all your crooked heart."

"Happiness is the full use of you powers along lines of excellence" - John F. Kennedy after the Greeks

On Giving: "he who gathered much had no excess and he who gathered had no lack" - 2 Corinthians 8

"Fear is useless. What is needed is trust." - Mark 5

"Only talk when it improves the silence"

"You died a failure because you never tried."

"The secret of patience is doing something else in the meantime."

"Our convictions are the "white line" that keeps us from going off the road. " - Charles Stanley

" Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark." - Phillipians 3: 13-14

"Your past doesn't have to be your present and your future."

"There may be times when you cannot find help, but there is no time you can't give help." -George Merriam

"Tranquility is nothing else than the good ordering of the mind." - Marcus Antonius

"What have I learned

Where 'er I've been

From all I've heard, from all I've seen?

What know I more worth the knowing?

What have I done that's worth doing? What have I sought that I should shun?

What duties have I left undone?"  - Pythagoras

"Thy deeds are the seed corn of eternity." - E.B. Posey

"Try to stand at ease in affliction, like a rock unmoved by water beating upon it, but passing over it."

"From the doing comes the idea." - Ron Howard

"Is what I am about to say or do going to bring me peace?" - Wayne Dyer in Manifest Your Destiny

"Above all, reverence yourself." - Pythagoras

" Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn,

a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter.

If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things,

this is the best season of your life.

- Wu Men (excerpted from Thrive - Arianna Huffington)

"Fortune assists the bold" - Virgil

"A modest man never talks of himself".

"Live at the edge of the forest of desires."