Quote of the Month

October 2014

All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender, for it is all give and no take.

Mahatma Gandhi

September 2014

Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing. Use the pain as fuel, as a reminder of your strength.

August Wilson

August 2014

When pure sincerity forms within, it’s outwardly realized in other people’s needs.

Lao Tzu

July 2014

Our life always expresses the result of our most dominant thoughts.

Sören Kierkegaard

June 2014

If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems, and that’s a big mistake.

Frank Wilczek

May 2014

Asking for help is a strength, not a weakness.


April 2014

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.

John Burroughs

March 2014

The closer one gets to the top, the more one finds there is no "top."

Nancy Barcus

February 2014

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.

George Sand

January 2014

Nothing strengthens authority as much as silence.

Leonardo da Vinci

December 2013

The human race has only one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.

Mark Twain

November 2013

Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage.

Dr. Brene Brown

October 2013

If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.

Jane Austen

September 2013

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

Thomas A. Edison

August 2013

Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.

C.S. Lewis

July 2013

Every human interaction offers you the chance to make things better or to make things worse.

Barbara Brown Taylor

June 2013

A clear and innocent conscience fears nothing.

Queen Elizabeth I

May 2013

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

Winston Churchill

April 2013

If we have no peace, it’s because we’ve forgotten we belong to each other.

Mother Teresa

March 2013

All life is an experiment. The more experiments we make, the better.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

February 2013

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.

Ayn Rand

January 2013

My religion is very simple: my religion is kindness.

The Dalai Lama

December 2012

There is a danger from all men. The only maxim of free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger public liberty.

John Adams

November 2012

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or demons, heaven or hell.


October 2012

I’ve decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

September 2012

Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it.

Benjamin Franklin

August 2012

The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline toward solitude.

Aldous Huxley

July 2012

The problem is many of the people in need of saving are in churches, and at least part of what they need saving from is the idea that God sees the world the same way they do.

Barbara Brown Taylor

June 2012

A hidden energy crisis threatens our world. Society throws people into chronic physical, emotional, and spiritual depletion. Multi-tasking lets us manage our deluge of very real duties, but it also jeopardizes the now.

Judith Orloff

May 2012

People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.

John C. Maxwell

April 2012

Happiness is a matter of one’s most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.

Iris Murdoch

March 2012

Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe.

Norman Vincent Peale

February 2012

Stop being tormented by everyone else’s reaction to you.

Joyce Meyer

January 2012

The secret of the soul is where the inner and outer soul meets.

The outer world is what you learn; the inner world is your response to it.

When they come together and meet, it is creative expression.

Joseph Campbell

December 2011

Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone.

Neale Donald Walsh

November 2011

Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life attracts more of the things you appreciate and value into your life.

Christiane Northrup, M.D.

October 2011

Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing feel nothing; it is the person crushed who feels what is happening. Unless one has placed oneself on the side of the oppressed, to feel with them, one cannot understand.

Simone Weil

September 2011

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company…church…a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… We cannot change the fact that people act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is ten percent what happens to me and ninety percent how I react to it. And so it is with you…we are in charge of our attitudes.

Chuck Swindol

August 2011

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.

Hannah Arendt

July 2011

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.

Aldous Huxley

June 2011

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Nelson Mandela

May 2011

Error of opinion may be tolerated where where reason is left free to combat it.

Thomas Jefferson

April 2011

Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life. Meaning does not lie in things. Meaning lies in us.

Marianne Williamson

March 2011

A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word darkness on the walls of his cell.

C.S. Lewis

February 2011

If you don’t like something, change it; if you can’t change it, change your attitude.

Maya Angelou

January 2011

It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.

Joseph Campbell

December 2010

Your biography is your biology.

Caroline Myss

November 2010

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.

Albert Schweitzer

October 2010

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

Anais Nin

September 2010

Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of the things we do not see.

Hebrews 11:1

August 2010

If exposure is essential, still more so is reflection.

Eudora Welty

July 2010

What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible.

Theodore Roethke

June 2010

Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.

Mother Teresa

May 2010

Bureaucracies are designed to perform public business striving for justice and being ethical for all of a nation’s citizens. But as soon as a democracy is established, it develops an autonomous spiritual life and comes to regard the public as its enemy.

Brooks Atkinson

April 2010

It’s a good thing we don’t get all the government we pay for.

Will Rogers

March 2010

The power of a man’s virtues should not be measured by his special efforts, but his ordinary doing.

Blaise Pascal

February 2010

We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or to other peoples’ models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open.

Shakti Gawain

January 2010

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.

John Quincy Adams

December 2009

Never do things others can and will do if there are things others cannot do or will not do.

Amelia Earhart

November 2009

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

October 2009

It is better to be boldly decisive and risk being wrong than to agonize at length and be right too late.

Marilyn Moats Kennedy

September 2009

Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny. They learn what to do and what to avoid.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

August 2009

To say yes, you have to sweat and roll up your sleeves and plunge both hands into life up to the elbows. It is easy to say no even if saying no means death.

Jean Anouilh

July 2009

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead

June 2009

Thus, the task is not so much to see what no one has seen, but to think about what no one has thought about that which everyone sees.

Arthur Schopenhauer

May 2009

We can make ourselves happpy or we can make ourselves miserable; the amount of work is the same.

Carlos Castenada

April 2009

The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation; the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness… In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given.

Barack Obama

March 2009

There are two kinds of people. The first kind are licked if they can’t get a job. The second kind feel they can always do something even if jobs are scarce.

Walt Disney

February 2009

Love is patient; Love is kind and envies no one; Love is never boastful, nor conceited, nor rude; never selfish, nor quick to take offence. Love keeps no score of wrongs; does not gloat over other men’s sins, but delights in the truth. There is nothing love cannot face; there is no limit to its faith, its hope, its endurance. Love is eternal.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

January 2009

I wanted so much to control what other people thought of me. One of the hardest lessons to learn is that it is just not possible to do that. The problem was that I sought approval from others, because I sought definition from others. I had virtually no opinion of myself that was not given to me by someone else. I fought hard to be loved, because I did not know it was possible to love myself.

Margaret Cho

December 2008

The necessary and wise subordination of the military to civil power will be best sustained when life-long professional soldiers abstain from seeking high political office.

Dwight Eisenhower

November 2008

It is amazing what you can accomplish, if you don’t care who gets the credit.

Harry S. Truman

October 2008

The country needs and unless, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. The millions who are in want will not stand idly by silently forever while the things to satisfy their needs are within easy reach.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

September 2008

Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgement you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? Or how can you say to your neighbor, “Let me take the speck out of your eye,” while the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye.

Matthew 7:1–4

August 2008

Each one of us has all the wisdom and knowledge we ever need right within us. It is available to us through our intuitive mind, which is our connection to the universal intelligence.

Shakti Gawain

July 2008

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

Henry David Thoreau

June 2008

Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members. Society is a joint-stock company, in which members agree, for the better securing of his bread to each shareholder, to surrender the liberty and culture of the eater. The virtue in most requests is conformity. Self-reliance is its aversion.It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.

Whoso would be a man, must be a nonconformist. He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by the name of goodness,but must explore if it be goodness. Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

May 2008

All the things that truly matter—beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace—arise from beyond the mind.

Eckhart Tolle

April 2008

The soul always knows what to do to heal itself; the challenge is to silence the mind.

Caroline Myss

March 2008

The hardest thing I have ever had to do is to follow the guidance I prayed for.

Albert Schweitzer

February 2008

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.

Helen Keller

January 2008

If you think you can or if you think you can’t, then you’re right.

Henry Ford

December 2007

The best thing you have to offer the world is yourself. You do not have to copy anyone else. If you do, you are second best. To achieve success is to be first, and that’s being yourself.

John Denver

November 2007

If the world is to be healed through human efforts, I am convinced it will be by ordinary people, people whose love for this life is ever greater than their fear. People who can open to the web of life that called us into being, and who can rest in the vitality of that larger body.

Joanna Macy

October 2007

Courage is as often the outcome of despair as hope; in the one case we have nothing to lose, in the other all to gain.

Diane de Poitiers

September 2007

There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.

Josh Billings

August 2007

God created us different, so we would know our need for each other.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

July 2007

Doubt and insecurities are indispensable components of a complete life.

Carl Jung

June 2007

All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.

Maya Angelou

May 2007

If I see further than others, it is because I stand on the shoulders of giants.

Sir Isaac Newton

April 2007

Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.

St. Francis of Assisi

March 2007

May God give you grace never to sell yourself short,
grace to risk something big for something good, and
grace to remember that the world is now too dangerous for anything,
but truth, and too small for anything but love.

William S. Coffin

February 2007

If a man hasn’t discovered something he is willing to die for, he isn’t fit to live.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 2007

Never think you have seen the last of anything.

Eudora Welty

December 2006

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die. For the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me; it is sort of a splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it to future generations.

George Bernard Shaw

November 2006

If you have anything really valuable to contribute to the world, it will come through the expression of your own personality, that single spark of divinity that sets you off and makes you different from every other living creature.

Bruce Barton

October 2006

Tribulation first makes one realize what one is.

Marie Antoinette

September 2006

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on; nor all thy Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all they Tears wash out a Word of it.

Omar Khayyam
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

August 2006

Whatever games are played with us, we must play no games with ourselves, but deal in our privacy with the last honesty and truth.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

July 2006

Each soul is given the privilege, the opportunity to live such an activity in its relationships to its fellow man; filling, fulfilling, and interpreting that which has been indicated, in such measures and such manners as to bring hope and not fear, peace and not hate, that which is constructive and not destructive, into the lives and minds and hearts of others.

Edgar Cayce

June 2006

Research is the highest form of adoration.

Teilhard de Chardin

May 2006

Courageous people must continually push themselves to be completely honest, yet must also possess the capacity to withhold the whole truth when appropriate… To be organized and efficient, to live wisely, we must daily delay gratification and keep an eye on the future; yet to live joyously we must also possess the capacity, when it is not destructive, to live in the present and act spontaneously.

M. Scott Peck, MD

April 2006

True ingnorance lies not in knowing, but in knowing and choosing to do nothing about it.


March 2006

Success is the ability to move from one failure to another and not lose enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill

February 2006

For as ye would that men should do to you, do you even so to them! This is not merely a rule—it is a principle; it is an active force in which one may oft see self not as through a glass darkly but as face to face with thy own ideal!

Edgar Cayce

January 2006

If you do not tell the truth about yourself, you cannot tell it about other people.

Virginia Woolf

December 2005

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the former.

Albert Einstein

November 2005

There will always be death and taxes; however, death doesn’t get worse every year.


October 2005

You can get everything you want if you help enough others to get what they want.

Zig Ziglar

September 2005

The philosophy which is so important in each of us is not a technical matter; it is our more or less dumb sense of what life honestly and deeply means. It is only partly got from books; it is our individual way of just seeing and feeling the total push and pressure of the cosmos.

William James

August 2005

I maintain that cosmic religious feeling is the strongest and noblest incitement to scientific research.

Albert Einstein

July 2005

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.

Rudyard Kipling

June 2005

The deepest need of man is the need to overcome his separateness, to leave the prison of his aloneness. We need to experience spiritual and emotional union. Only through loving and giving can we leave the prison cells of our aloneness. We must make someone else’s needs as important as our own.

Eric Fromm

May 2005

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.

Helen Keller

April 2005

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the World.
There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people won’t feel unsure around you.
We were born to make manifest the Glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
As we let our own Light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Nelson Mandela

March 2005

Thanks to our spiritual dimension, which can be defined as the aspect of ourselves that does not believe in limitations, because it does not experience them, we challenge the most basic boundaries that enclose us.

Deepak Chopra

February 2005

It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give but how much love we put in the giving.

Mother Teresa

January 2005

The time has come to turn to God and reassert our trust in Him for the healing of America… Our country is in need of a spiritual renewal.

Ronald Reagan

December 2004

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

Winston Churchill

November 2004

The state of enlightenment is the state of being immersed and surrounded by peace.

Wayne Dyer

October 2004

If you always tell the truth, you never have to remember what you said.

Mark Twain

September 2004

If you don’t accept failure as a possibility, you don’t set high goals, and you don’t branch out nor try—you don’t take the risk.

Rosalynn Carter

August 2004

HOPE is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I’ve heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

Emily Dickinson

July 2004

Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and test of our civilization.

Mahatma Gandhi

June 2004

If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are gone, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.

Benjamin Franklin

May 2004

True leaders
are hardly known to their followers.
Next after them are the leaders
the people know and admire;
after them, those they fear;
after them, those they despise.

To give no trust
is to get no trust

When the work’s done right,
with no fuss or boasting,
ordinary people say,
“Oh, we did it.”

(6th-century BC)

April 2004

“Honesty is conforming our words to reality. Integrity is conforming reality to words.”

Stephen R. Covey

March 2004

“I came to the conclusion that one of the reasons why I’m so blessed, I think, is because I reached so many people, and you never know whose life you are touching or affecting. And so, your blessings come back to you based upon how you give them out.”

Oprah Winfrey

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