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Inspiring Quotes

PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:37 pm
by Randall
This thread was inspired by Mirjana's thread "Give a magic touch to your day"

The idea is for you to post your most memorable quotes here.

Here are a few from Richard Bach:

Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you

Don't be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.

Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.

Ask yourself the secret of your success. Listen to your answer, and practice it.

You can share what they might mean to you or you can simply share them with out explanation.

What are your favored quotes?

On Truth and Honesty

PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:56 pm
by Sabina
Rather than love,
than money,
than fame,
give me truth.

Henry David Thoreau

Truth is handsomer than the affectation of love.
Your goodness must have some edge to it, - else it is none.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters
cannot be trusted with important matters.

Albert Einstein

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
Thomas Jefferson

If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.
Marcus Aurelius


I have chosen quotes on truth, because it is a personal obsession of sorts... I believe there is too much deceptiveness in life in different shapes and forms, today perhaps more so than ever before. I've come to realize that with so much hypocrisy around truth as a choice is not always viewed upon with a smile, but I have decided a long time ago not to care. Not to stray away from it just because it happens to not be as popular as falsehood.

We have this spiritual patchwork game and my choice was Honor. That is also connected with truth as a choice. There can be no honor without truth.
You can have friendship and still be dishonest, you can have wisdom while being dishonest, empathy, tolerance, caring,... many of these qualities (and they are truly qualities) are possible without truth, but not honor.


Re: Inspiring Quotes

PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:42 pm
by mirjana
My choice for this time are quotes of Deepak Chopra. I admire his conrribution to the global changing of consciousness. Almost all his thoughts give me moments of blissful state of new awareness about life and my place in it.

“If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge. Those are the three things the ego is doing all the time. It's very important to be aware of them every time they come up.”

“Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution.”

“Every person is a God in embryo. Its only desire is to be born.”

"If you and I are having a single thought of violence or hatred against anyone in the world at this moment, we are contributing to the wounding of the world."

“The secret of attraction is to love yourself. Attractive people judge neither themselves nor others. They are open to gestures of love. They think about love, and express their love in every action. They know that love is not a mere sentiment, but the ultimate truth at the heart of the universe.”

“Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted.”


Re: Inspiring Quotes

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:18 pm
by dermot
if you believe you can......or you believe you cannot, are right.

Re: Inspiring Quotes

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:37 pm
by Sabina
Yes.. that's a great quote Dermot!

I checked and it would seem that it is a quote by Henry Ford (was news to me too, though I have heard the expression before):
"Whether You believe you can, or you can't, you are right."

Very true, very important.

Re: Inspiring Quotes

PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 4:54 pm
by Sabina
"When the power of love is greater than the love of power,
the world will know peace."
Jimi Hendrix
(or so I've been told)

Re: Inspiring Quotes

PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 8:17 pm
by mirjana
An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
Mahatma Gandhi

Re: Inspiring Quotes

PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 2:42 am
by Sabina

"As a well-spent day brings happy sleep,
so life well used brings happy death."

Leonardo da Vinci

Re: Inspiring Quotes

PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 4:15 am
by tcm2164
Just came across this one a few days ago and like it:

Whatever joy there is in this world
All comes from desiring others to be happy,
And whatever suffering there is in this world,
All comes from desiring myself to be happy.
~Shantideva 8th century Buddhist scholar

Re: Inspiring Quotes

PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 3:53 pm
by HGolightly
"Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
but their echoes are truly endless."


"Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love."

Mother Teresa