Friday, October 31, 2014

Discover the Treasure

One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being.  ~May Sarton

We are the hero of our own story.  ~Mary McCarthy

We can all be heroes in our virtues, in our homes, in our lives.  ~James Ellis

Who is a hero? He who turns his enemy into a friend.  ~The Talmud


Without heroes, we're all plain people and don't know how far we can go.  ~Bernard Malamud

Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves.  ~Carol Pearson

Quotes about heroes

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Where is the Wisdom?

Applicants for wisdom, do what I have done: Inquire within.  ~Heraclitus

I hold those wise who know how to be happy.  ~Ninon de Lenclos


A loving heart is the truest wisdom.  ~Charles Dickens

There is little room left for wisdom when one is full of judgment.  ~Malcolm Hein

Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain.  ~Robert Gary Lee


Nine-tenths of wisdom is appreciation. Go find someone's hand and squeeze it, while there's still time.  ~Dale Dauten

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Where is the Life we have lost in living?
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?  ~T.S. Eliot


Quotes about wisdom

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

If We Only Knew

All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them.  ~Isak Dinesen

Every life comes with a story ... and a possibility for a great adventure.  ~Kobi Yamada

In the book of life we are chapters in one another's stories.   ~unknown


The stories that you tell about your past shape your future.  ~Eric Ransdell

The best teachers are the best storytellers. ~Frank Smith

Is there anyone we wouldn't love if we only knew their story?  ~Mary Lou Kownacki

Quotes about story telling

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Even if You Lose

The difference in winning and losing is most often, not quitting.  ~Walt Disney

The next best thing to winning is losing! At least you've been in the race.  ~Nellie Hershey Tullis


Remember, nobody wins unless everybody wins.  ~Bruce Springsteen

Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more.  ~Louis L'Amour

There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win.  ~Elie Wiesel


Quotes about winning

Monday, October 27, 2014

Completes the Circle

He that does good to another does good also to himself.~Seneca

The best portion of a good person's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.  ~William Wordsworth

No longer forward nor behind
I look in hope or fear;
But, grateful, take the good I find,
The best of now and here.  ~John Greenleaf Whittier

The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth and have it found out by accident.  ~Charles Lamb


In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us.  ~Flora Edwards

Quotes about goodness

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Too Sweet to Lose

What was any art but a mould in which to imprison for a moment the shining elusive element which is life itself - life hurrying past us and running away, too strong to stop, too sweet to lose. ~ Willa Cather

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.  ~Abraham Maslow

For art is order, but it is born out of the chaos of life.  ~May Sarton

All the arts we practice are apprenticeship. The big art is our life.  ~M. C. Richards

Each of us is an artist of our days; the greater our integrity and awareness, the more original and creative our time will become.  ~John O'Donohue

Quotes about life and art

Friday, October 24, 2014

Continuous Growth

What makes life dreary is the want of a motive.  ~George Eliot

'Tis the motive exalts the action; 'Tis the doing, and not the deed.  ~Margaret Preston

The Light of Lights
Looks always on the motive, not the deed,
The Shadow of Shadows on the deed alone.  ~William Butler Yeats

The soul that has no established aim loses itself.  ~Michel de Montaigne

A feeling of continuous growth is a wonderful source of motivation and self-confidence.  ~Brian Tracey

Quotes about motivation