Gretta Booker Palmer
"Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy."
"First, master your instrument. Then forget all that #*$&%& and play!"
Sybyl F. Partridge
"Just for today I will be happy. Just for today I will try to live through this day only, not to tackle my whole life problem at once. I can do things for twelve hours that would appall me if I had to keep them up for a lifetime. Just for today. "
"All of man's troubles come from his inability to sit alone, quietly, in a room, for any length of time."
"Think enough and you won't know anything."
George S. Patton
"Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom."
"The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his."
"Courage is fear holding on a minute longer."
"The day I see a leaf is a marvel of a day."
Norman Vincent Peale
"Change yourself and your work will seem different."
Scott M. Peck
"All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up - that growing is an ever ongoing process."
"Right is right, even if everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it."
"One must always tell what one sees. Above all, which is more difficult, one must always see what one sees."
"True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment."
"I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness or ablities that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again."
"He that does good for good's sake seeks neither paradise nor reward, but he is sure of both in the end."
"No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself."
"The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life. To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something. Not to be onto something is to be in despair."
"Success is measured not by what you get but rather by what you give."
"Lose your mind and come to your senses."
"The startling reality of things is my discovery every single day."
"My soul's the present shadow of a presence gone."
"Man has no greater enemy than himself."
"Zen practice is thus not a set of operations designed to achieve an external goal. In Zen, the effort and the result are not two different things, the means and the goal are not to be separated, the finding occurs in the very seeking itself."
"Do not seek to find out "what to do." Every "what to do" is only an abstraction. You will never come to the truth of your own being by riding on the back of an abstraction. If you know "what to do," you can be sure it is the wrong thing."
"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."
"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."
"I am always doing things I can't do, that's how I get to do them."
"It takes a long time to become young."
"I do not seek. I find."
"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."
"When you come right down to it, all you have is yourself. The sun is a thousand rays in your belly. All the rest is nothing."
"When you are young and without success, you have only a few friends. Then, later on, when you are rich and famous, you still have a few... if you are lucky."
"We don't grow older, we grow riper."
"If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down."
"Anything you strive to hold captive will hold you captive and if you desire freedom you must give freedom."
"Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought of receiving anything in return."
"In other words, apart from the known and the unknown, what else is there?"
"The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart, head and hands."
"Mountains should be climbed with as little effort as possible and without desire. The reality of your own nature should determine the speed. If you become restless, speed up. If you become winded, slow down. You climb the mountain in an equilibrium between restlessness and exhaustion. Then, when you're no longer thinking ahead, each footstep isn't just a means to an end but a unique event in itself."
"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, and life to everything."
"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light."
"Whosoever is delighted in solitude, is either a wild beast or a god."
"He, O men, is the wisest, who, like Socrates, knows that his wisdom is in truth worth nothing."
"At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet."
"The first and the best victory is to conquer self."
"Necessity is the mother of invention."
"I am asked why I live in the green mountains; I smile but reply not, for my heart is at rest. The flowing waters carry the image of the peach blossoms far, far away; there is an earth, there is a heaven, unknown to men."
"Growing older, I love only quietness: who need be concerned with the things of this world? Looking back, what better plan than this: returning to the grove."
"Happiness isn't the easiest thing to find, but one place you're guarenteed to find it is in a friend's smile."
"When I am in my painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing."
"Whatever is, is right."
"An excuse is worse than a lie, for an excuse is a lie, guarded."
"Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite."
"I know what I have given you. I do not know what you have received."
"Just because everything's different doesn't mean anything's changed."
John Enoch Powell
"The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing."
"Perfectionism is slow death."
"All the gold in the world has no significance. That which is lasting are the thoughtful acts which we do for our fellow man."
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."
"We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us."