This above all, to thine own self be true. – William Shakespeare
Happiness depends upon ourselves. – Aristotle
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. – Confucius
Life is a choice. – Anonymous
Attitude is everything. – Charles Swindoll
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations. – George Bernard Shaw
The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. – Joseph Campbell
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. – Marie Curie
The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have. – Yiddish Proverb
Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle. – A Course in Miracles
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. – Helen Keller
You’re only here for a short visit. So don’t forget to stop and smell the roses. – Walter Hagen
We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come. – Joseph Campbell
The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy. – Jim Rohn
Life is a long lesson in humility. – James M. Barrie
“Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!”
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away. – Percy Bysshe Shelley
March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life’s path. – Khalil Gibran
Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass…
It’s about learning how to dance in the rain. – Vivian Greene
When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. – Khalil Gibran
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty. – Mother Teresa
Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison. – Lord Chesterfield
All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him.
If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him. – The Buddha
When you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance. – Lee Ann Womack
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be. – Anne Frank
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind. – The Buddha
What’s done is done. – William Shakespeare
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. – Mother Teresa
Be gentle first with yourself. – Lama Yeshe
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. – Anonymous
Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. – Joseph Campbell
Pain is inevitable, Suffering is optional. – Buddhist proverb
There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist. – Mark Twain
It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen. – Brigitte Bardot
The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. – Elie Wiesel
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance. – Anonymous
The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up. – Mark Twain
It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. – Chinese proverb often quoted by Eleanor Roosevelt
Every wall is a door. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
William Arthur Ward was an American writer. I love his quotes, and I hope you will love them too. All you’ve got to do is to sit down, and enjoy his great William Arthur Ward Quotes.
A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition.
A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities.
A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.
A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.
Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
Before you speak, listen.
Before you write, think.
Before you spend, earn.
Before you invest, investigate.
Before you criticize, wait.
Before you pray, forgive.
Before you quit, try.
Before you retire, save.
Before you die, give.
Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk.
Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.
Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.
Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.
Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully. Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively. Pursue persistently.
God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?”
Happiness is an inside job.
Humanity either makes, or breeds, or tolerates all its afflictions.
It is wise to direct your anger towards problems – not people; to focus your energies on answers – not excuses.
Lose yourself in generous service and every day can be a most unusual day, a triumphant day, an abundantly rewarding day!
Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them.
Opportunity is often difficult to recognize; we usually expect it to beckon us with beepers and billboards.
Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
The more generous we are, the more joyous we become. The more cooperative we are, the more valuable we become. The more enthusiastic we are, the more productive we become. The more serving we are, the more prosperous we become.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.
Today is a most unusual day, because we have never lived it before; we will never live it again; it is the only day we have.
We can learn much from wise words, little from wisecracks, and less from wise guys.
When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.
Wise are they who have learned these truths: Trouble is temporary. Time is tonic. Tribulation is a test tube.
Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn’t always have to be their top priority
I love wise quotes and I have a special attraction for Wise Buddha Quotes, especially when they are represented by an image. I will share with you a wonderful quote about sharing happiness. Let me show you what I am talking about :)
“Pain shared is pain lessened; joy shared is joy increased. Thus do we refute entropy.” – Spider Robinson
“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha
“The miracle is this: the more we share the more we have.” – Leonard Nimoy
“There is no delight in owning anything unshared.” – Seneca
“Giving is the highest expression of potency.” – Erich Fromm
“Shared sorrow is half sorrow.” – Danish Proverb
“Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.” – M. Scott Peck
“Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Norman MacEwan
“Three keys to more abundant living: caring about others, daring for others, sharing with others.” – William Arthur Ward
“Life has taught me that respect, caring and love must be shared, for it’s only through sharing that friendships are born.” – Donna A. Favors