Search your own heart with all diligence,
For out of it flows the issues of your life.
The greatest discovery of any generation
is that the human beings can alter their lives
by altering the attitudes of their minds.
Act as if the future of the universe depends on what you do,
while laughing at yourself for thinking that your actions make any difference.
Words create conceptions and self-conceptions and ultimately nations.
They can start and stop wars. They can would and heal.
Choosing words carefully is a moral responsibility.
The greatest battles of life are fought out daily
in the silent chambers of our own selves.
What is money?
A man is successful if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night
and in-between does what he wants to do.
In relationships, the little things are the big things.
--Steven R. Covey
Passionate choices lead to potent consequences.
People prefer the role of immaculate victim of circumstance
to that of principal author of their own misery.
We choose to forget aspects of ourselves and then we forget that
Every therapeutic intervention is an act of social transformation.
Insanity is trying the same thing over and over again
and expecting different results.
You canít talk yourself out of a problem you behaved yourself into.
--Steven R. Covey
The Judeo-Christian tradition tells us we will be judged on the quality
of care we have shown.
--Edward C. Sellner
Every man dies, not every man lives.
The road to happiness lies through the land of honest endeavor.
In a higher world it is otherwise. But here below, to live is to change,
and to be perfect is to have changed often
--Cardinal J.H. Newman
Most of us arenít very graceful about not having our needs met, when and how we
want them met.
You can tell a lot about a person when you tell them "no."
Tis night: now do all fountains speak louder.
And my soul is also a bubbling fountain.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
--Steven R. Covey
You donít create your mission in life. You detect it.
We each need to become our own hero.
Spread love everywhere you go; first of all in your own house. Give love to your
children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor...Let no one ever
come to you without leaving better and happier.
Unless we change direction,
we are likely to end up where we are headed.
When one door closes, another opens
You need not worry about whether you will make a difference in your studentsí
lives. This is a given. The question is whether you will make a positive or a
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves,
for they shall never cease to be amused.
Be ashamed to die until you have done something for humanity.
Character is ultimately revealed by what a person does, not by what he says.
--Jo-Ellen Dimitrius, Ph.D.
A cheerful heart is good medicine,
But a downcast spirit dries up the bones.
That which we do not bring to consciousness, appears in our lives as fate.
Despair is the only cure for illusion.
You donít need to find someone who is perfect.
You just need to find someone
whoís wounds are dear to you.
--Arthur Kovacs, Ph.D.
In-between stimulus and response is a space. In that space lies our power and
freedom to choose. How we wield those choices determines our happiness.
--Steven R. Covey
We cannot do great things on this earth.
We can only do small things with great love.
-- Mother Teresa
Adults today seem to think children are brazen, impetuous, unreliable,
irresponsible and uncaring. I wonder how adults think we got that way?
--Marisa Jaffe, age 15
That which does not kill me
makes me stronger.
Whoever is in a hurry
shows that the thing he
is about is too big for him.
Self-actualization cannot be attained
if it is made an end in itself,
but only as a side effect of self-transcendence.
No one tests the depth
of a river with both feet.
We lie loudest
when we lie to ourselves.
There is no God
higher than Truth.
--Mohandas K. Gandi
The way in which a man accepts his
fate and all the suffering it entails,
the way in which he takes up his cross,
gives him ample opportunity to add
a deeper meaning to his life.
He who has a why to live for
can bear almost any how.
Life is like being at the dentist.
You always think that the worst is still to come,
yet it is already over.
Live life as if you were living
already for the second time and
as if you had acted the first time as
wrongly as you are about to do now.
It does not require many words to
speak the truth.
We are all exceptional cases...
Each man insists on being innocent,
even if it means accusing the whole
human race and heaven.
The sad truth is that most evil is done
by people who never make up thier minds
to be good or evil.
The devil cannot penetrate our intellects
to make us reason crookedly, but can
fire our imagination and arouse our passions
to such an enjoyable degree that
we do not wish to use our intellects.
--Gerald C. Treacy
Nothing can be done at once hastily and prudently.
Non-cooperation with evil
is as much a duty as is
cooperation with good.
--Mohandas K. Gandhi
The great man is sparing in words
but prodigal in deeds.
The first key to wisdom is assiduous and
frequent questioning. For by doubting we
come to inquire and by inquiry we arrive at truth.
Power corrupts the few
while weakness corrupts the many.
One may smile and smile, and be a villain.
One can have no more mastery over the environment,
than one has over himself.
--Leonardo da Vinci
Plant a thought, reap an act.
Plant an act, reap a habit.
Plant a habit, reap a character,
Planat a character, reap a destiny.
--Nelly Hershey Tullis
In three words I can sum up
everything Iíve learned about life.
It goes on.
Who is rich?
He who is content with his portion.
The only thing truly within our power,
may be whether or not we will behave
in each moment with arrogance or reverence.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
Self-acceptance does not breed complacence. On the contrary,
kindness, respect, ecouragement, support, firm but caring
discipline...these are the soil and climate for development.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,
that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights,
that among those are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
--The Declaration of Independence
Be the change you wish to see in the world.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
Dwell in possibility. --Emily Dickinson
Before you say something to someone, ask yourself three questions. Is
it true? Is is helpful? Is it kind?
Any truth, separated from it's complementary truth, is a half-truth.
We don't see things as they are, says the Talmud, we see things as we are.