A Garden of Inspirations

“The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.” Marcus Antonius

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.” Buddha

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” Buddah

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes but in having new eyes.”  Marcel Proust

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”  Albert Einstein

“The secret of health for both mind and  body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”  Buddha

“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.”  Lewis L. Dunnington

“The world is what we think it is. If we can change our thought, we can change the world.”  H. M. Tomlinson

“Celebrate your existence!”  William Blake

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the mother of all the rest.”  Cicero

“Nothing is good or bad but that our thinking makes it so.” Shakespeare

“Contentment is a pearl of great value, and whoever procures it at the expense of ten thousand desires makes a wise and a happy purchase.” Balguy

“Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.”  Samuel Johnson

“The way to happiness: keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry, live simply, expect little, give much.” Barney OLavin

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” Thich Nhat Hanh

“Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused.”  Anonymous

Put your day in order and you’ll find order in your day.” Simone Heurich

“The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” William James

“Life is short, but there is always time enough for courtesy.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth. ” Albert Einstein

“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” Steve Jobs

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

“What you receive from others is a testimony to their virtue; but all that you do for others is the sign and clear indication of your own.” Giordano Bruno

“One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” Andre Gide

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and along these fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.” Henry Melville

“The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Do not follow the ideas of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself. Your body and mind will become clear and you will realize the unity of all things.” Dogen

“Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them will grow all delightful conditions.” James Allen

“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” Anne Frank

“Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.” Langston Hughes

“Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.” Joseph P. Thompson

“We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.” H. G. Wells

“If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.” Rabindranath Tagore

“The origin of love is the beautiful light of the soul.”  Ryuho Okawa

“You see things; and you say “Why?” But I dream things that never were; and I say “Why not?” George Bernard Shaw

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” St. Francis of Assisi

“I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance.” Pablo Casals

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.” Napoleon Hill

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Lao Tzu