We come closest to God at our lowest moments.It’s easiest to hear God when you are stripped of pride and arrogance, when you have nothing to rely on except God.It’s pretty painful to get to that point, but when you do, God’s there.
— Terry Anderson
If there were wisdom in beards, all goats would be prophets.
— Armenian Proverb
Religion is for people who are afraid of going to hell; spirituality is for those who have been there.
— Member of Alcoholics Anonymous
The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.
— John Locke
Know a horse by riding him; a person by associating with him.
— Japanese Proverb
The dead take to the grave, clutched in their hands, only what they have given away.
— DeWitt Wallace
He who giveth to the poor lendeth to the Lord.
— Dutch Proverb
Remember my unalterable maxim, “When we love, we always have something to say.”
— Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.
Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.
— Josh Billings
There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer; no disease that enough love will not heal; no door that enough love will not open . . . It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble; how hopeless the outlook; how muddled the tangle; how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all. If only you could love enough you would be the happiest and most powerful being in the world.
— Emmet Fox
The more faithfully you listen to the voice within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside. And only he who listens can speak.
— Dag Hammerskj
Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
— Max Ehrmann
There is a destiny which makes us brothers, None goes his way alone: All that we send into the lives of others Comes back into our own.