Some of my favorite quotes…

“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.”
Carl Jung

“Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.”
Jonas Salk

“Hatred and bitterness can never cure the disease of fear, only love can do that.
Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it.
Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.”
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr

“Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves – regret for the past and fear of the future.”
Fulton Oursler

“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
Mark Twain

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.”

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“An open ear is the only believable sign of an open heart.”
David Augsburger

“Out beyond ideas of rightdoing and wrongdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there.”

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
Carl Jung

“We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.”
Paulo Coelho

“We have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.”
President Barack Obama

“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.”
Paul Boese

“Vitality shows not only in the ability to persist, but the ability to start over.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Everything is a battlefield. If you fight with anger, you are part of the problem. If you fight with joy, you’re part of the solution.”
Carlos Santana

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
Martin Luther King

“If you master others, you are forceful. If you master yourself, you have inner strength.”
Lao Tzu

“The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character; So watch the thought and its way with care; And let it spring from love born out of concern for all beings. As the shadow follows the body, As we think, so we become.”
The Buddha

“And while I stood there I saw more that I can tell, and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being.”
Black Elk

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing; it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”

“He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help.”
Abraham Lincoln

“Self-empowerment – that’s learning to respect other people’s music, but dance to your own tune as you master harmony within yourself.”
Doc Childre

“Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.”
Henry Ward Beecher

“Forgiveness and compassion of self and for others are the keys to happiness.”
Rhonda Hess

“Better one day of wise and thoughtful life than one hundred years of folly and thoughtlessness.”
The Dhammapada

“Let no man speak harshly to another. Angry speech brings trouble and blows in return.”
The Dhammapada

“Appreciation is a powerful tool to shift perspective. Finding something to appreciate during a difficult situation quickly moves the perspective to the big picture from the little picture.”
Doc Childre and Bruce Cryer

“The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt.”
Frederick Buechner

“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.”
Joseph Campbell

“I would say that in my scientific and philosophical work, my main concern has been with understanding the nature of reality in general and of consciousness in particular as a coherent whole, which is never static or complete but which is an unending process of movement and unfoldment….”
David Bohm: Wholeness and the Implicate Order

“As I grow to understand life less and less, I learn to love it more and more.”
Jules Renard

“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.”
Chinese Proverb

“Find something to be happy about every day, even if just for a few moments. This is one of the best stress reducers I know”
Rhonda Hess

“In organizations, real power and energy is generated through relationships. The patterns of relationships and the capacities to form them are more important than tasks, functions, roles, and positions.”
Margaret Wheatley

“Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don’t, then you are wasting your time on earth”
Roberto Clemente

“Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments. Therefore, each moment is vital. It affects the whole. Life is a succession of such moments and to live each, is to succeed.”
Corita Kent

“Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.”
Henry James, Writer

“Life is richest where the greatest diversity exists in the natural order”
Adolph Murie

“Conservation is a state of beauty of harmony between men and land.”
Alda Leopald

“It is the walks and talks we take with our children in their red, rubber boots that determine the values they have as adults.”

“We are not truly civilized if we concern ourselves only with the relation of man to man.
What is important is the relation of Man to all of Life.”
Rachael Carson

“Come forth to the Light of things; let Nature be your teacher.”
William Wordsworth , 1798

“Good leaders make people feel that they’re at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that gives their work meaning.”
Warren Bennis

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.”
Carl Jung

“Everyone is needed, but no one is necessary.”
Bruce Coslet, Coach, Bengals

“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this Period of social transition was not the strident clamor of bad people, But the appalling silence of the good people.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Look, I really don’t want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you’re alive, you got to flap your arms and legs, you got to jump around a lot, you got to make a lot of noise, because life is the very opposite of death. And therefore, as I see it, if you’re quiet, you’re not living. You’ve got to be noisy, or at least your thoughts should be noisy and colorful and lively. “
Mel Brooks

“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.”
Khalil Gibran, (1883 – 1931)

“I have learned this at least by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
Henry David Thoreau

“If you truly want to motivate someone, light a fire within them instead of lighting a fire under them.”

“Most ailing companies have developed a functional blindness to their own defects. They are not suffering because they cannot resolve their problems, but because they cannot see their problems.”
John Gardner

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment. A man’s whole life is a succession of moment after moment. If one fully understands the present moment, there will be nothing else to do, and nothing else to pursue.”

“Leadership is more tribal than scientific, More a weaving of relationships, Than amassing information.”
Max DePree, Chairman Emeritus, Herman Miller

“While you’re holding a grudge, the other guy’s out dancing.”
Buddy Hacket

“We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves.”
Galileo Galilei

“A good leader inspires others with confidence in him or her; a great leader inspires them with confidence in themselves.”

“There is no passion to be found in playing small – in settling for a life that is less than what you are capable of living.”
Nelson Mandela

“Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts.”
Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870)

“So, in life, some enter the services of fame and others of money, but the best choice is that of these few who spend their time in the contemplation of nature, and as lovers of wisdom.”

“At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done. Then they begin to hope it can be done. Then they see it can be done. Then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”
Kahlil Gibrain (1883-1931)

“The smallest good deed is better than the grandest good intention.”