Inspiring Quotes and Proverbs
Doc Childre, Founder and Chairman, HeartMath
What will be required to increase the quality of life and health is a coming together of technology and values, based on a scientific guiding principle that people can agree on. Securing a healthy global future requires this guiding principle to preserve freedom of spirit yet be as provable as the laws of physics. A guiding principle that addresses the meaning of life and is compelling enough to generate social cohesion and behaviors that serve the greater whole. After thirty years of investigation and research, it has become clear to me that the answer lies within the human heart.
Lao-Tzu (600 B.C.)
Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.
If you get up one more time than you fall, you will make it through.
We have not inherited the earth from our ancestors, we have only borrowed it from our children. .
To know the value of generosity, it is necessary to have suffered from the cold indifference of others. .
The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.
The capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest meaning and significance.
Thanks to Ayn Fox
You can have anything you want if you want it desperately enough. You must want it with an exuberance that erupts through the skin and joins the energy that created the world.
Vision is not enough, it must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs.
Thanks to Catherine Doucette
T. Starr King
The spirit of a person’s life is ever shedding some power, just as a flower is steadily bestowing fragrance upon the air.
thanks to Michele Rousseau
In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
Thanks to Ellen Fletcher
There is only one-way in which one can endure man’s inhumanity to man and that is to try, in one’s own life, to exemplify man’s humanity to man.
William Jennings Bryan
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
thanks to Dana Bidne
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.
May you find serenity and tranquility in a world you may not always understand. May the pain you have known and the conflict you have experienced give you the strength to walk through life facing each new situation with courage and optimism. Always know that there are those whose love and understanding will always be there, even when you feel most alone. May you discover enough goodness in others to believe in a world of peace. May a kind word, a reassuring touch, and a warm smile be yours every day of your life, and may you give these gifts as well as receive them. Remember the sunshine when the storm seems unending.
Teach love to those who hate, and let that love embrace you as you go out into the world. May the teachings of those you admire become part of you, so that you may call upon them. Remember, those whose lives you have touched and whose have touched yours are always a part of you, even if the encounters were less than you would have wished. It is the content of the encounter that is more important than the form.
May you not become too concerned with material matters, but instead place immeasurable value on the goodness in your heart. Find time each day to see beauty and love in the world around you. Realize that each person has limitless abilities, but each of us is different in our own way. What you feel you lack in the present may become one of your strengths in the future. May you see your future as one filled with promise and possibility. Learn to view everything as a worthwhile experience. May you find enough inner strength to determine your own worth by yourself, and not be dependent on another’s judgment of your accomplishments. May you always feel loved.
The future of civilization depends on our overcoming the meaninglessness and hopelessness that characterizes the thoughts of men today.
When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.
Alexander Graham Bell
When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
Patanjali (c. 1st to 3rd century BC)
When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds; your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.
To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.
Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
Dolendi modus, timendi non item.
(To suffering there is a limit; to fearing, none.)
Resolve to be thyself: and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery.
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.
Dr. Robert Schuller
What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?
It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are, the more gentle
and quiet we become towards the defects of others.