Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Each Meditation of the Week includes quotes applicable to the topic. On this page, I will include all of the amazing quotes I find while in this process.

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, that is way great spiritual giants are produced.
~ Swami Vivekananda

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
~ Buddha

Concentrated attention is the collection of units of power on a chosen point of intention.
~ James Arthur

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
~ Abraham Lincoln

It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
~ Napoleon Hill

A great revolution in just one single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a society and, further, will enable a change in the destiny of humankind.
~ Dausaku Ikeda

Tolerance means that you don't approve, but you put up with it. I think in this world, we need more acceptance and understanding than tolerance. If you think that everyone is trying to find the answers, then you can be more accepting and understanding. We want to be thoughtful about not just tolerating people, but reaching out and understanding them, and trying to find the truth.
~ Rev. Judith Quarles

Character is the final decision to reject whatever is demeaning to oneself or to others and with confidence and honesty choose what is right.
~ unknown

Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.
~ Spencer Johnson

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself.
~ Harvey S. Firestone

You'll seldom experience regret for anything that you've done. It is what you haven't done that will torment you. The message, therefore, is clear. Do it! Develop an appreciation for the present moment. Seize every second of your life and savor it. Value your present moments. Using them up in any self-defeating ways means you've lost them forever.
~Dr. Wayne Dyer

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
~Dalai Lama

Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together.
~ Anais Nin

The best reason for having dreams is that in dreams no reasons are necessary.
~ Ashleigh Brilliant

Only in men's imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life.
~ Joseph Conrad

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
~ Benjamin Franklin

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.
~ Edith Lovejoy Pierce

The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
~ George Santayana

In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.
~ Tao Te Ching

True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.
~ Baltasar Gracian

Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.
~ Alan Cohen

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of leave the world a better know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one's appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.
~ Amelia Earhart

Judgment is like elastic, it snaps back at you.
~ Unknown

Consider that thou dost not even understand whether men are doing wrong or not, for many things are done with a certain reference to circumstance. And, in short, a man must learn a great deal to enable him to pass a correct judgment on another man's acts.
~ Marcus Aurelius

The extent of your consciousness is limited only by your ability to love and to embrace with your love the space around you, and all it contains.
~ Napoleon Bonaparte

Kind hearts are the gardens, Kind thoughts are the roots, Kind words are the flowers, Kind deeds are the fruits, Take care of your garden And keep out the weeds, Fill it with sunshine Kind words and kind deeds
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Well, it seems to me that the best relationships - the ones that last - are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship. You know, one day you look at the person and you see something more than you did the night before. Like a switch has been flicked somewhere. And the person who was just a friend is... suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself without.
~ Gillian Anderson

Wonder rather than doubt is the root of knowledge
~ Abraham Joshua Heschel

The most wonderful of all things in life, I believe, is the discovery of another human being with whom one's relationship has a growing depth, beauty, and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing; it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of divine accident, and the most wonderful of all things in life.
~ Hugh Walpole, Sr.

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.
~ Richard Bach

Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.
~ Eileen Caddy

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
~ Benjamin Franklin

Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.
~ Benjamin Disraeli

Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh:
"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
~ A. A. Milne

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