~~~~ DREAMS ~~~~
It’s never too late to be who you might have been. ~ George Eliot
Once we’re thrown off our habitual paths, we think all is lost, but it’s only here that the new and the good begins.
~ Leo Tolstoy
You can never do a kindness to soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.
~ Benjamin Franklin
Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster. Your life will never be the same again. ~ Og Mandino
The beginning is the most important part of the work. ~ Plato
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future. ~ Deepak Chopra
‘Tis not too late to seek a newer world. ~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Whatever you do or dream you can do – begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The universe begins a new cycle whenever we are ready. God is willing to start again when we are. In His eyes, we are like newborn children, and at any given moment we can be reborn. As we atone for our errors, we are released from their effects. See the light, and your life will reflect it. Deny the light, and in your blindness you will create chaos. When you choose to open your eyes again, the chaos shall be no more.
~ Marianne Williamson
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. ~ 2 Corinthians 5:17
All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. ~ Henry David Thoreau
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. ~ Helen Keller
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Don’t waste yourself in rejection, nor bark at the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
~~~~ FORGIVENESS ~~~~
Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.”
~ Matthew 18:21-22
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else but you are the one who gets burned. ~ Buddha
When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free. ~ Catherine Ponder
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
~ Mahatma Gandhi
Resentment is like a glass of poison that a man drinks; then he sits down and waits for his enemy to die.
~ Nelson Mandela
Forgiveness is not always easy. At times it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one who inflicted it. And yet there is no peace without forgiveness. ~ Marianne Williamson
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it. ~ Confucius
Forgiveness is the most powerful thing you can do for yourself. If you can’t learn to forgive, you can forget about achieving true success in your life. ~ Wayne Dyer
Nobody stands taller than those willing to stand corrected. ~William Safire
Blushing is the color of virtue. ~Diogenes
True merit, like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes. ~Edward Frederick Halifax
We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility. ~Rabindranath Tagore
A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle. ~Benjamin Franklin
~~~~ NATURE ~~~~
I willingly confess to so great a partiality for trees as tempts me to respect a man in exact proportion to his respect for them.
~ James Russell Lowell
Happiness is sharing a bowl of cherries and a book of poetry with a shade tree. He doesn’t eat much and doesn’t read much, but listens well and is a most gracious host.
~ Terri Guillemets
Climb in the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like Autumn leaves. ~ John Muir
Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty, if we only have the eyes to see them.
~ John Ruskin
Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does. ~ George Bernard Shaw
I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.
~ Willa Cather
~~~~ FAMILY ~~~~
Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man. ~ Rabindranath Tagore
Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they’re going to catch you in next. ~ Franklin P. Jones
Having a two-year-old is like having a blender that you don’t have the top for. ~ Jerry Seinfeld
Children’s talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives. ~ Maya Angelou
There’s nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child. ~ Frank A. Clark
A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold. ~ Ogden Nash
I love these little people; and it is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us.
~ Charles Dickens
~~~~ ANIMALS ~~~~
I believe in animal rights, and top among them is the right to the gentle stroke of a human hand. ~ Robert Brault
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. ~ Anatole France
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. ~ Gandhi
Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.
~ Albert Schweitzer
No philosophers so thoroughly comprehend us as dogs and horses. ~Herman Melville
I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh it was. My very heart leapt with the sound. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne
God forbid that I should go to any heaven where there are no horses. ~R. B. Cunningham-Graham (in a 1917 letter to Theodore Roosevelt)
Here lies the body of my good horse, The General. For years he bore me around the circuit of my practice and all that time he never made a blunder. Would that his master could say the same. ~John Tyler’s epitaph for his horse
When you are on a great horse, you have the best seat you will ever have. ~Winston Churchill
No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle. ~Winston Churchill
There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. ~Winston Churchill