Quotable Quotes
a collection of quotes reflecting
aspects of our own personal,
life philosophy.  Words in green are
our own additions.
 
 
"Every decision you make - every decision - is not a decision about what to do. It's a decision about Who You Are.

When you see this, when you understand it, everything changes. You begin to see life in a new way. All events, occurrences, and situations turn into opportunities to do what you came here to do."  -- Neale Donald Walsch
 
 
 
 
 
"Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected." -- Mahatma Gandhi
 
 
"You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you're going to live - now." -- Joan Chandos BŠez
 
 
"People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be." -- Abraham Lincoln
 
 
 
 
"There is a thought in your mind right now. The longer you hold on to it; the more you dwell upon it; the more life you give to that thought. Give it enough life, and it will become real. So make sure the thought is indeed a great one."   -- Ralph Marston
 
 
"Though a man be soiled with the sins of a lifetime, let him but love Me, rightly resolved, in utter devotion; I see no sinner. That man is Holy." -- The Bhagavad-Gita, composed 500-50 BC
 
 
 
 

 
"To forgive is to set a prisoner free and then to discover that the prisoner was you."  ---Unknown
 
"I don't wonder that so many people search blindly for the "meaning of life". What they don't seem to understand is that life does not have meaning through mere existence or acquisition or fun. The meaning of life is inherent in the connections we make to others through honor and obligation." --  Laura Schlessinger, Ph.D.
 
 
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." -- Winston Churchill
 
 
"Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him." -- Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
 
 
"Life without love is like a tree without blossom and fruit." -- Kahlil Gibran
 
 
"Discipline is remembering what you want." -- David Campbell
 
 
 
"Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments." -- Jim Rohn
 
 
 

"Develope the winning edge; small differences in your performance can lead to large differences in your results." -- Brian Tracy
 
 
 
"Excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends." -- Brian Tracy
 
 
"It is hard to let old beliefs go. They are familiar. We are comfortable with them and have spent years building systems and developing habits that depend on them.

Like a man who has worn eyeglasses so long that he forgets he has them on, we forget that the world looks to us the way it does because we have become used to seeing it that way through a particular set of lenses.

Today, however, we need new lenses. And we need to throw the old ones away." -- Kenich Ohmae
 
 
"Work to connect yourself to the "allness" of life -- instead of identifying with the smallness of it -- and you'll awaken to a greatness already living within you that is no more bothered by the little things in life than a mountain is made miserable by the rain that falls upon it." -- Guy Finley
 
 
"You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, 'I release the need for this in my life'." -- Dr. Wayne Dyer
 
 
 
 
"Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life." -- Burton Hills
 
 
"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others." -- Pericles
 
 
 
"Your True Self cannot be made a captive of any dark condition any more than a sunbeam can be caught in a bottle." -- Guy Finley
 
 
"Every time I've done something that doesn't feel right, it's ended up not being right." -- Mario Cuomo, (1932- ) Lawyer and Former Governor of New York
 
 
 
 
"You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want." -- Zig Ziglar
 
 
"Set peace of mind as your highest goal and organize your entire life around it." -- Brian Tracy
 
 
 
 
"Happiness and high performance come to you when you choose to live your life consistent with your highest values and your deepest convictions." -- Brian Tracy
 
 
"One ship drives east, and another west.
With the self-same winds that blow:
'Tis the set of the sails And not the gales,
Which decides the way we go.

Like the winds of the sea are the ways of fate,
As they voyage along through life;
'Tis the will of the soul That decides its goal,
And not the calm or the strife"
-- Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919) American author and poet.
 
 
 
 
"If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way." --James F. Clarke
 
 
 

"Whatever we consent to embrace in life -- including unwanted events that may cause us to suffer -- adds to our lives a measure of love."  --Guy Finley
 
 
 
 
"Your philosophy (of life) determines whether you will go for the disciplines or continue the errors." -- Jim Rohn
 
 
 
 
I do not know what anything means.  So I do not know how to respond appropriately.  And I will not use my own past learnings to be the light that guides me.  -- A Course in Miracles.
 
 
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