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Wit and Wisdom


  • With truth the opportunities are endless. - Larry T. Nutter 
  • The mindfulness of in and out breathing, of body contemplation, of keeping consciousness of the moment, is a noble occupation and a sublime way, leading to independence of mind and to wisdom. - Samyutta Nikaya
  • Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit. – Peter Ustivov 
  • In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you. – Deepak Chopra
  • There is no such thing in anyone’s life as an unimportant day. – Alexander Woollcott
  • Even as a rock is not shaken by the wind, the wise man is not shaken by praise or blame.- Budda
  • Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” - Anonymous
  • No winter lasts forever; No spring skips its turn. – Hal Borland
  • Dance like no one is watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like no one is listening, Live like it’s heaven on earth. – William Purkey
  • If you, yourself, are at peace, then there is at least some peace in the world.- Thomas Merton
  • Laughter is an instant vacation. - Milton Berle
  • The beginning is the most important part of any work. – Plato
  • Prayer is not asking for what you think you want, but asking to be changed in ways you can’t imagine. – Kathleen Norris
  • If you can dream it, you can do it. – Walt Disney
  • Friends are the beautiful colors stitched by the gentle hands of time into the fabric of our lives. - Author Unknown
  • A birthmark is a kiss from an angel. - Anonymous
  • Half an hour’s meditation each day is essential, except when you are busy. Then a full hour is needed. – St. Francis de Sales
  • Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons. – Ruth Ann Schabacker
  • If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities. – Maya Angelou
  • May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the rain fall soft upon your fields. And, until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand. – An Irish blessing for journey
  • Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another. – George Eliot
  • As mountain rivers flow from separate peaks, they meet in a lake of love and become one. – Hugh
  • If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. – Dalai Lama
  • To look at something as though we had never seen it before requires great courage.- Henri Matisse
  • Come out of the circle of time, and into the circle of love. – Rumi
  • Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. – Marcel Proust
  • Friendship that flows from the heart cannot be frozen by adversity, as the water that flows from the spring cannot congeal in winter. – James Fenimore Cooper
  • Some people think it’s holding on that makes one strong; sometimes it’s letting go. – Sylvia Robinson
  • We cannot hold a torch to light another person’s path without brightening our own. – Ben Sweetland
  • One of the most valuable things we can do to heal one another is listen to each other’s stories. – Rebecca Falls
  • If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything. – Steve Bartowski
  • Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. – Abraham Lincoln
  • The mighty ocean has but one taste, the taste of salt. Even so, the true way has but one savor, the taste of freedom. - Majjhima Nikaya
  • I will not wish thee riches nor the glow of greatness, but that wherever thou go some weary heart shall gladden at thy smile, or shadowed life know sunshine for a while. And so thy path shall be a track of light, like angels’ footsteps passing through the night.- Words on a church wall in Upwaltham, England
  • We must remain as close to the flowers, the grass, and the butterflies as the child is who is not yet so much taller than they are. - Friedrich Nietzsche
  • When there is an original sound in the world, it makes a hundred echoes.- John A. Shedd
  • God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December. – James M. Barrie
  • The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself. – Lao –Tzu
  • If Columbus had an advisory committee he would probably still be at the dock. – Justice Arthur Goldberg
  • The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it. – Chinese Proverb
  • Real love stories never have endings. - Richard Bach
  • Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. – William Butler Yates
  • Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive. – Anais Nin
  • Unhappiness doesn’t come from not having something you want, but from the lack of something inside that you need. - Nancye Sims
  • Nothing lowers the level of conversation more than raising the voice. – Stanley Horowitz
  • Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. – Robert Brault
  • The sacred is discovered in what moves and touches us, in what makes us tremble.- Sam Keen
  • The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot. – Michael Althsuler
  • We have not come into this world to be a number; we have been created for a purpose, for great things: To love and to be loved. – Mother Teresa
  • We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over. So in a series of acts of kindness there is, at last, one which makes the heart run over. – James Boswell
  • Making the decision to have a child – it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. – Elizabeth Stone
  • Do not fear, greatly beloved, you are safe. - Daniel 10:15
  • Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, worn out, and loudly
    proclaiming-WOW-What a Ride!!! Go fast and the wrinkles won’t show. – Author
    Unknown
  • Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate. – Dr. Albert Schweitzer
  • A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • All of us are like ten-speed bikes. We’ve got gears we never use. – Charles Schultz
  • An optimist is the human personification of spring. – Susan J. Bissonette
  • To hope under the most extreme circumstances is an act of defiance that permits a person to live his life on his own terms. - Jerome Groopman, MD
  • It is part of the human spirit to endure and give a miracle a chance to happen. – Jerome Groopman, MD
  • Hope, I have come to believe, is as vital to our lives as the very oxygen we breathe. – Jerome Groopman, MD
  • A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains. – Dutch Proverb
  • When written in Chinese, the word “crisis” is composed of two characters-one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity. – John F. Kennedy
  • Happiness is something that you are and it comes from the way you think. – Wayne Dyer
  • Life shrinks and expands in proportion to one’s courage. – Anais Nin
  • I’m looking forward to looking back on all this. – Sandra Knell
  • If you are in life, you will be touched by life. – Judy
  • Normal is only a setting on a dryer. – Dale Jones
  • The basic fact is that humanity survives through kindness, love and compassion. That human beings can develop these qualities is their real blessing. - His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  • There are moments in life when you miss someone so much that you just want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real. – Author Unknown
  • Be the change that you want to see in the world. – Gandhi
  • A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every passerby leaves a mark. – Chinese Proverb
  • If there is no wind, row. – Japanese Proverb
  • If I won’t be myself, who will? – Alfred Hitchcock
  • When nothing seems to help, I go look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet, at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before. - Jacob Riis
  • A child’s hand in yours-what tenderness and power it arouses. You are instantly the very touchstone of wisdom and strength. - Marjorie Holmes
  • When a good person is troubled, an angel descends from heaven and embraces her. The angel carries the sorrow-filled person on her wings throughout the skies, pausing at places her passenger once loved. – Suzanne Siegal Zenkel
  • Wise sayings often fall on barren ground; but a kind word is never thrown away. – Sir Arthur Helps
  • Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard. - Standing Bear
  • The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser-in case you thought optimism was dead. – Robert Brault
  • I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today. – William Allen White
  • “Stay” is a charming word in a friend’s vocabulary. – Louisa May Alcott
  • To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides. – David Viscott, M.D.
  • Imagination is the highest kite we can fly. - Lauren Bacall
  • Begin doing what you want to now. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand, and melting like a snowflake. - Marie Beyon Ray
  • It is not hard work or suffering that debilitates, but loss of contact with oneself. – James Kavanaugh
  • When you come to the edge of all the light you know, and you are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly. – Barbara J. Winter
  • If you have one eye on today, and one eye on tomorrow, you are going to be cockeyed today. – Anonymous
  • The grace of God means something like: Here is your life…..You might never have been, but you are because the party would not have been complete without you. – Frederick Beuchner
  • Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. – Mother Teresa
  • “What is as important as knowledge?” asked the mind. “Caring and seeing with the heart,” answered the soul. – Anonymous
  • We live in deeds, not years: In thoughts, not breaths; In feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. – Philip James
  • Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • We cannot go back and create a new beginning, but we can all begin today to create a new end. – Author Unknown
  • ~Relax~Breathe~Listen~Do you hear your heart sing? – Ishaah
  • I thank my God every time I remember you. - Philippians 1:3 NIV
  • The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. – Abraham Lincoln
  • For it was not in my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul. – Judy Garland
  • The heart communicates in ways the mind does not edit. – Judy
  • For peace of mind, resign as general manager of the universe. – Anonymous
  • Yesterday is a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day. – Sanskrit Proverb
  • The very act of breathing feels like intimate communication with the world at large. – Author Unknown
  • The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. - William Arthur Ward
  • Be of love a little more careful than of anything. – ee cummings
  • Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except the best. – Anonymous
  • Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God. – Karl Barth
  • May God grant you always a sunbeam to warm you, a moonbeam to charm you, a sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you. - Irish Saying
  • Grandmas Are Just Antique Little Girls. - Anonymous
  • It is not the position in which you stand, but the direction in which you look. Look within and listen to your heart. - Anonymous
  • Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. – Marianne Williamson
  • You may search my time-worn face. You’ll find a merry eye that twinkles. I am not an old lady, just a little girl with wrinkles! – Edythe E. Bregnard
  • When I was born, I was so surprised I couldn’t talk for a year and a half. – Gracie Allen
  • When God measures a person, He puts the tape around the heart, not around the head. – Anonymous
  • The will of God will never lead you where the grace of God cannot keep you. – Anonymous
  • The circumstances of your life have uniquely qualified you to make a contribution. And if you don’t make that contribution, nobody else can make it. – Rabbi Kushner
  • One kind word can warm three winter months. - Japanese Proverb
  • Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. – Anonymous
  • We need not think alike to love alike. - Francis David
  • Appreciation is a wonderful thing; it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. – Voltaire
  • We can do no great things – only small things with great love. – Mother Teresa
  • Those who don’t know how to weep with their whole heart, don’t know how to laugh either. – Golda Meir
  • The persons hardest to convince they’re at the retirement age are children at bedtime.- Shannon Fife
  • No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man. – Heraclitus
  • Castles are built in the daydreamer’s heart, a lifetime of wishes still lifetimes apart.- Anonymous
  • Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile is the source of your joy. – Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all. - Emily Dickenson
  • You don’t get in life what you want; you get in life what you are. – Les Brown
  • If you really do put a small value on yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price. – Anonymous
  • People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. –  Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
  • The Mother’s heart is the child’s classroom. - Henry Ward Beecher
  • Deep in their roots all flowers keep the light. – Theodore Roethke

 

 

 

 

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