Quotes to Meditate on

September 13, 2010

Please share here your favourite quotes or some thoughts that have come into your mind while reading my selection!

“When you wake up each day, you should be filled with excitement because you know the day is going to be full of great things. You are meant to be laughing and full of joy. You are meant to feel strong and safe. You are meant to feel good about yourself and know you’re invaluable.” – Rhonda Byrne, The Power

“There are three things you need to live abundantly: awareness, imagination and gratitude.” – Sonia Choquette

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

“When you finally allow yourself to trust joy and embrace it, you will find you dance with everything.” – Emmanuel

“The mind acts like an enemy for those who don’t control it.” From Bhagavad Gita (5th century BC)

“The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.” – Ayn Rand

‎”When it comes down to the end of life, people very often get their priorities in line and start focusing on what they truly desire:
– Peace with God
– Loving family relationships and good health (marked by good energy and enduring strength)
– Peace of mind
– Joyful, simple pleasures
– Time with friends
– Having purpose in living, usually indicated by purposeful giving to others” – Don Colbert, M.D.

“True success is the progressive expansion of happiness. It is the ability to express spontaneous joy and share it with others.” -Deepak Chopra

‎”It’s what you do when you have nothing to do that reveals who you are.”

“Handling criticism: if it’s untrue, disregard it. If it’s unfair, keep from irritation. If it’s ignorant, smile. If it’s justified, learn from it.” – Unknown

‎”Love doesn’t need a reason. It speaks from the irrational wisdom of the heart.” – Deepak Chopra

‎”The true perfection of man lies not in what man has, but in what man is.” – Oscar Wilde

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen…” – Elizabeth Kubler Ross

“Seek out what you believe will really yield long-lasting, abiding joy.” – Don Colbert, M.D.

‎”I can use my experience to give lectures about men and women who knew the truth about this existence of ours and whose writings can be summed up in one word: Live. If you live, God will live with you. If you refuse to run his risks, He’ll retreat to that distant Heaven and be merely a subject for philosophical speculation.” – Paulo Coelho in “Veronika Decides to Die”

“Nature is always orchestrating situations around us to bring about self-realization.” – Deepak Chopra

‎”There may be trouble ahead, But while there’s moonlight and music and love and romance, Let’s face the music and dance.” – Irving Berlin, 1888-1989, American songwriter, Follow the Fleet

“Love is a condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” – Robert Heinlein

“If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.” – Benjamin Franklin

“From the very beginning, we humans were built to love, to be loved, and to be transformed by love.” – Gregory Popcak

“In a relationship, as in a game, it’s not about winning or losing, you are playing because you want to have fun.” – Don Miguel Ruiz

“Wisdom consists in doing the next thing that you have to do, doing it with your whole heart and finding delight in it — and the delight is the sense of the sacred.” — Helen M. Luke

“Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.” – Saint Augustine

“I am dead because I lack desire; I lack desire because I think I possess; I think I possess because I do not try to give. In trying to give, you see that you have nothing; Seeing you have nothing, you try to give of yourself; Trying to give of yourself, you see that you are nothing; Seeing you are nothing, you desire to become; In desiring to become, you begin to live.” – René Daumal

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” – R. Tagore

“When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad. And that is my religion.” – Abraham Lincoln

“The way I view life and spirituality shifts and broadens continously as I continue to develop my insight and psychic awareness.” – Tony Stockwell

“There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t yet met.” – William Butler Yeats

“If, instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.” – George MacDonald

“Self-trust is the essence of heroism.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.” – James 3:17-18

“Genius develops in quiet places,
Character out in the full current of human life.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.” – James 1:5-6

“Integrity is the foundation upon which all other values are built.” – Brian Tracy

“With integrity you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. With integrity you will do the right thing, so you will have no guilt. With fear and guilt removed you are free to be and do your best.” – Zig Ziglar

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, Love your neighbour as yourself. … Do this and you will live.” – Luke 10:27-28

“It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.” – Hermann Hesse

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughful, committed people can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

“Keep true to the dreams of thy youth.” – Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805)

“The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly – that is what each of us is here for.” – Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” – Carl Jung (1875-1961)

“Love and respect the saints of every faith.” – Sri Swami Sivananda

“Why should we all use our creative power…? Because there is nothing that makes people so generous, joyful, lively, bold and compassionate, so indifferent to fighting and the accumulation of objects and money.” – Brenda Ueland

“To enjoy the things we ought and to hate the things we ought has the greatest bearing on excellence of character.” – Aristotle

“Measure not education by material success. Education should not miss the true end of culture, viz., moral and spiritual uplift.” – Sri Swami Sivananda

“When doubts and weak nerves attack, remember this: your future with this person depends on chemistry, luck, timing, circumstances, and, yes, even destiny. All you have to do is not get in the way.

Don’t worry about being the best-looking, smartest, most creative, sharpest single on the block. The other person – if it’s the right person – is looking for you, the real you, not some altered, hyped-up, artificial construct.” – Rosalie Maggio

“People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people may accuse you of selfish motives. Do good anyway. If you are successful, you may win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway. People who really want help may attack you if you help them. Help them anyway. Give the world the best you have and you may get hurt. Give the world your best anyway.” – Mother Teresa

“Expect good things and I expect to hear about it at the end of the day.” – Sonia Choquette’s mother to her every morning.