Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Quotes from Mantra thread on Sparkpeople

The greatest and noblest pleasure which we have in this world is to discover new truths, and the next is to shake off old prejudices. - Frederick II, the Great

Never do anything you are ashamed of. If you're ashamed that means somewhere inside you think it's wrong; and if you think it's wrong, you shouldn't be doing it. - Harvey Fierstein

I have no hope of getting out of my solitude by myself. Stones have no hope of being anything but stones. However, through collaboration they get themselves together and become a Temple. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. - Robert Collier

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's never to late to be what you could have been. - Eleanor Roosevelt

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. - Ghandi

There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction. - John F. Kennedy

Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it. - William C. Durant

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. - Michelangelo Buonarroti

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. - Henry David Thoreau

it takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. - e.e cummings

If ever there is a tomorrow when we're not together, there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart, I'll always be with you. - Winnie the Pooh

The harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. - Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826

If you don't know where you are going, how can you expect to get there? - Basil S. Walsh

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them. - George Bernard Shaw

Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn. - Gore Vidal

Action is the antidote to despair. - Joan Baez

The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. - Anna Quindlen

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. - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Trouble makes us one with every human being in the world--and unless we touch others, we're out of touch with life. If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I wouldn't pass it around, for it wouldn't be doing anyone a favor. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don't say embrace trouble--that's as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend, for you'll see a lot of it, and you'd better be on speaking terms with it. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

How do you measure success? To laugh often, and much. To win the respect of intelligent people, and to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better. Whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, a redeemed social condition or a job well done. To know just one other live has breathed easier because you have lived. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed. - David Viscott

Our greatest glory is not in never falling; but in rising every time we fall. - Confucius

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are. - Joseph Campbell

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. - Margaret Thatcher

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. - Lao Tzu

The entire thread can be found here: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=31&imparent=9975545
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