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Sunday, 29 July 2012

320/365 - What Ships are for (William G.T. Shedd)


“A ship is safe in harbor, 
but that's not what ships are for.”

  - William G.T. Shedd


319/365 - Until you stop Trying (Albert Einstein)


“You never fail until you stop trying.”

- Albert Einstein



318/365 - Your Mountain is Waiting (Dr. Seuss)


“You're off to Great Places!

Today is your day!

Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!”

  - Dr. Seuss
(Oh, the Places You'll Go!)


317/365 - A Song only you can Hear (Oscar Wilde)


“You don't love someone for their looks, 
or their clothes, 
r for their fancy car, 
but because they sing a song only you can hear.”

- Oscar Wilde



316/365 - There is Only Now (Christopher Paolini)


“Live in the present, 
remember the past, 
and fear not the future, 
for it doesn't exist and never shall.
 
 There is only now.”

  - Christopher Paolini
(Eldest)



315/365 - Not Enough Time (H. Jackson Brown Jr.)


“Don't say you don't have enough time. 

You have exactly the same number
 of hours per day 
that were given to Helen Keller, 
Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, 
Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, 
and Albert Einstein.”

  - H. Jackson Brown Jr.



314/365 - Not Knowing (Paulo Coelho)


“Waiting is painful. 
Forgetting is painful.
 But not knowing which to do
 is the worst kind of suffering.”

  - Paulo Coelho
 (By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept)



313/365 - Escape from Reality (Lloyd Alexander)


“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality.
 It's a way of understanding it.”

  - Lloyd Alexander



312/365 - Exposed by the Light (Leonardo da Vinci)


“A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black,
 because all things in nature are dark
 except where exposed by the light.”
 
- Leonardo da Vinci


311/365 - No One Else (Arthur Schopenhauer)


“Talent hits a target no one else can hit; 
Genius hits a target no one else can see.”

- Arthur Schopenhauer


310/365 - To Live the Present Moment (Siddhārtha Gautama)


“The secret of health 
for both mind and body 
is not to mourn for the past, 
nor to worry about the future, 
but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”

  - Siddhārtha Gautama


309/365 - Keep Moving Forward (Martin Luther King Jr.)


“If you can't fly then run,
 if you can't run then walk, 
if you can't walk then crawl, 
but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

  - Martin Luther King Jr.


308/365 - Light of a Single Candle (St. Francis of Assisi)


“All the darkness in the world 
cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.”

  - St. Francis of Assisi
(The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi)


307/365 - A Difference Person (Lewis Carroll)


“I can't go back to yesterday 
because I was a different person then ”

  - Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)



306/365 - Our Light Goes Out (Albert Schweitzer)


“Sometimes our light goes out, 
but is blown again into instant flame 
by an encounter with another human being.”

  - Albert Schweitzer


305/365 - Hope (Emily Dickinson)


“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.”
 
- Emily Dickinson


304/365 - The Seeds you Plan (Robert Louis Stevenson)


“Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap
 but by the seeds that you plant.”

  - Robert Louis Stevenson


303/365 - The World you Desire (Ayn Rand)


“Do not let your fire go out, 
spark by irreplaceable spark
 in the hopeless swaps of the not-quite,
 the not-yet, 
and the not-at-all.

 Do not let the hero in your soul 
perish in lonely frustration
 for the life you deserved 
and have never been able to reach. 

The world you desire can be won.
 It exists..
 it is real.. 
it is possible..
 it is yours.”

- Ayn Rand
(Atlas Shrugged)


302/365 - By What Happens to Me (Maya Angelou)


“I can be changed by what happens to me.
 But I refuse to be reduced by it.”

  - Maya Angelou


301/365 - A Dream come True (Paulo Coelho)


“It's the possibility of having a Dream come true 
that makes life interesting.”

- Paulo Coelho
(Alchemist)

300/365 - Be a Good One (Abraham Lincoln)


“Whatever you are, be a good one.”
  - Abraham Lincoln





299/365 - Change the World (Margaret Mead)


“Never doubt that a small group 
of thoughtful, committed, citizens 
can change the world.

 Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
 
- Margaret Mead

298/365 - What You Feel is Right (Eleanor Roosevelt)


“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – 
for you’ll be criticized anyway.”
 
- Eleanor Roosevelt

297/365 - A Smile (Mother Theresa)


“Peace begins with a smile.”

  - Mother Teresa


296/365 - What Lies Within Us (Ralph Waldo Emerson)


“What lies behind us and what lies before us 
are tiny matters 
compared to what lies within us.”

  - Ralph Waldo Emerson




295/365 - As You Grow Older (Sam Levenson)


“For Attractive lips, 
speak words of kindness.

 For lovely eyes, 
seek out the good in people.

 For a slim figure, 
share your food with the hungry.

 For beautiful hair, 
let a child run their fingers through it once a day.

 For poise, 
walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.

  People, more than things, 
have to be restored, renewed, 
revived, reclaimed, and redeemed. 

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, 
you will find one at the end of each of your arms.

 As you grow older, 
you will discover that you have two hands, 
one for helping yourself and the other for helping others.”
 
- Sam Levenson



294/365 - The Friend (Henri J.M. Nouwen)


“When we honestly ask ourselves
which person in our lives mean the most to us, 
we often find that it is those who, 
instead of giving advice, 
 solutions, or cures, 
have chosen rather to share our pain and 
touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. 

The friend who can be silent with us 
 in a moment of despair or confusion, 
who can stay with us 
in an hour of grief and bereavement, 
who can tolerate not knowing, 
not curing, not healing 
and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, 
that is a friend who cares.”

  - Henri J.M. Nouwen, 
 (The Road to Daybreak: A Spiritual Journey)


Monday, 2 July 2012

293/365 - Time Changes Things (Andy Warhol)


“They always say Time changes things, 
but you actually have to change them Yourself.”

- Andy Warhol
  (The Philosophy of Andy Warhol)


292/365 - When the World gets Quiet (Sarah Dessen)


“There comes a time when the world gets Quiet 
and the only thing left is your own Heart.

 So you'd better learn the sound of it. 
Otherwise you'll never understand what it's saying.”

  - Sarah Dessen
(Just Listen)


291/365 - On Happiness (Mahatma Gandhi)


“Happiness is when what you Think, 
what you Say, 
and what you Do 
are in Harmony.”
  
- Mahatma Gandhi


290/365 - The Truth (Winston W. Churchill)


“A Lie gets Halfway around the world 
before the Truth has a chance to get its pants on.”

  - Winston S. Churchill


289/365 - How to Think (Margaret Mead)


“Children must be taught How to think, 
not What to think.”

  - Margaret Mead


288/365 - True Strength (Vincent van Gogh)


“It is good to Love many things, 
for therein lies the True Strength, 
and whosoever Loves Much Performs Much, 
and can Accomplish Much, 
and what is done in Love is Well Done.”

- Vincent van Gogh


287/365 - In Your Heart (Eleanor Roosevelt)


“Do what you feel in your Heart to be Right
 – for you’ll be Criticized anyway.”

  - Eleanor Roosevelt


286/365 - What's Right for You (Nicholas Sparks)


“You can't live your Life for other people. 

You've got to do what's Right for You, 
even if it Hurts some people you love.”
 
- Nicholas Sparks
(The Notebook)

285/365 - Where there is No Path (Ralph Waldo Emerson)


“Do not go where the Path may lead, 
Go instead where there is no Path
 and leave a Trail.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson



284/365 - The Freedom of Innocence (Patrick Rothfuss)


“When we are Children we seldom think of the future.
 This Innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves 
as few adults can. 

 The day we fret about the Future
is the day we leave our Childhood behind.”

  - Patrick Rothfuss
(The Name of the Wind)


283/365 - How he Treats his Inferiors (J.K. Rowling)


"If you want to know what a Man's like, 
take a good look at how he treats his Inferiors, 
not his Equals.”
- J.K. Rowling


282/365 - Remove all Doubt (Maurice Switzer)


“It is better to remain Silent 
at the risk of being thought a Fool, 
than to Talk 
and Remove all Doubt of it.”

- Maurice Switzer


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