Quotes

Early to Bed, Early to Rise – Benjamin Franklin

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“Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”

~ Benjamin Franklin

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I Do Believe in Simplicity – Henry David Thoreau

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“I do believe in simplicity. It is astonishing as well as sad, how many trivial affairs even the wisest thinks he must attend to in a day; how singular an affair he thinks he must omit. When the mathematician would solve a difficult problem, he first frees the equation of all incumbrances, and reduces it to its simplest terms. So simplify the problem of life, distinguish the necessary and the real. Probe the earth to see where your main roots run.”

~ Henry David Thoreau

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Everyone Wants to Live on Top of The Mountains – Andy Rooney

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“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it. “
~ Andy Rooney
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We Cannot Stop The Winter – Gary Zukav

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“We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives.”

~ Gary Zukav

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Transform Your Dream into Your Reality – Wayne W. Dyer

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“The more you see yourself as what you’d like to become, and act as if what you want is already there, the more you’ll activate those dormant forces that will collaborate to transform your dream into your reality.”

~ Wayne W. Dyer

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Amongst Forest Animals – A.D. Williams

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‘I would rather be amongst forest animals and the sounds of nature, than amongst city traffic and the noise of man.’

~ A.D. Williams

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Simplest Taste – Oscar Wilde

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“I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.”

~ Oscar Wilde

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Being Happy – Harrison Ford

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“Being happy is something you have to learn. I often surprise myself by saying ‘Wow, this is it. I guess I’m happy. I got a home I love. A career that I love. I’m even feeling more and more at peace with myself.’ If there’s something else to happiness, let me know. I’m ambitious for that, too.”

~ Harrison Ford

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Strong Companions – Wayne Muller

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“We are called to be strong companions and clear mirrors to one another, to seek those who reflect with compassion and a keen eye how we are doing, whether we seem centered or off course … we need the nourishing company of others to create the circle needed for growth, freedom and healing.”

~ Wayne Muller

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Happy – John Lennon

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“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘ happy ‘. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.

~ John Lennon

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Sustainability Isn’t About The Quick Fix – Michael A. Schuler

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“Sustainability isn’t about the quick fix or the cheap solution. Generally it means making a commitment and trying, as best we can, to honor it. In any worthwhile enterprise, from protecting the environment to preserving a relationship, we are going to encounter difficulties. The good life is not a problem-free life. In point of fact, the process of overcoming adversity often produces some of the most rewarding experiences we will ever have. Human beings need to be challenged to ‘test their mettle,’ as it were. Throwing in the towel at the first sign of trouble or small inkling of distress may be the easy thing to do, but it doesn’t help our self-concept. Most of life’s troubles can be overcome if we are willing to work through them with patience.”

 ~ Michael A. Schuler

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Try to Make at Least One Person Happy – Sydney Smith

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“Try to make at least one person happy every day, and then in ten years you may have made three thousand, six hundred and fifty persons happy, or brightened a small town by your contribution to the fund of general enjoyment.”

~ Sydney Smith

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Among the Things You Can Give – Zig Ziglar

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“Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.”

~ Zig Ziglar

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The Glory of Friendship – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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We are Not Born All at Once – Mary Antin

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“We are not born all at once, but by bits. The body first, and the spirit later; and the birth and growth of the spirit, in those who are attentive to their own inner life, are slow and exceedingly painful. Our mothers are racked with the pains of our physical birth; we ourselves suffer the longer pains of our spiritual growth.”

– Mary Antin

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