Every Moment is The Guru – Charlotte Joko Beck

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“Life always give us exactly the teacher we need at every moment. This includes every mosquito, every misfortune, every red light, every traffic jam, every obnoxious supervisor, every illness, every loss, every moment of joy or depression, every addiction, every breath. Every moment is the guru.”

~ Charlotte Joko Beck

Love is Lost – Khalil Gibran

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“Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost.”

~ Khalil Gibran

A Warrior Feeds Her Body Well

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“A warrior feeds her body well. She trains it, works on it. Where she lacks knowledge, she studies. But above all, she must believe in her strength of will and purpose and heart and soul.”

~ David Gemmel

When You Look Into Infinity – Calvin and Hobbes

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“If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I bet they’d live a lot differently. When you look into infinity, you realize there are more important things than what people do all day. ”

~ Calvin and Hobbes

Master One Mountain – William Arthur Ward

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“The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain – he is inspired by it. The persistent winner is not discouraged by a problem – he is challenged by it. Mountains are created to be conquered; adversities are designed to be defeated; problems are sent to be solved. It is better to master one mountain than a thousand foothills.”

~ William Arthur Ward

Valuable, Worthwhile Human Being – Wayne Dyer

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“You are always a valuable, worthwhile human being – not because anybody says so, not because you’re successful, not because you make a lot of money – but because you decide to believe it and for no other reason.”

~ Wayne Dyer

Mix a Little Foolishness – Horace

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“Mix a little foolishness with your prudence: It’s good to be silly at the right moment.”

~  Horace

Random Act of Kindness – Princess Diana

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“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.”

~ Princess Diana

Simpler Living – Laura Ingalls Wilder

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“I believe we would be happier to have a personal revolution in our individual lives and go back to simpler living and more direct thinking.”

~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

No Tea – Japanese Proverb

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“If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty.”

~ Japanese Proverb

Choose for Themselves – Wayne Dyer

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“Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you.”

~ Wayne Dyer

Each Day a Special Occasion – Sarah Ban Breathnach

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“Each day offers us the gift of being a special occasion if we can simply learn that as well as giving, it is blessed to receive with grace and a grateful heart.”

~ Sarah Ban Breathnach

Afraid to Follow Our Passions – Robyn Allen

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“Many of us are afraid to follow our passions, to pursue what we want most because it means taking risks and even facing failure. But to pursue your passion with all your heart and soul is success in itself. The greatest failure is to have never really tried.”

~ Robyn Allen

Believe in Yourself – Christian D. Larson

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“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you greater than any obstacle.”

~ Christian D. Larson

Extend to Each Person – Og Mandino

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“Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.”

~ Og Mandino

Perseverance is a Great Element of Success – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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“Perseverance is a great element of success; if you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate you are sure to wake up somebody.”

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

May Your Walls Know Joy – Mary Anne Radmacher

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“May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility.”

~ Mary Anne Radmacher

Joy and Hope are Never Separate – Henri Nouwen

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“Joy and hope are never separate. I have never met a hopeful person who was depressed or a joyful person who had lost hope…It is important to become aware that at every moment of our life we have the opportunity to choose joy. It is in the choice that our true freedom lies, and that freedom is, in the final analysis, the freedom to love.”

~  Henri Nouwen

Excuse Not to Do Something – David Copperfield

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“The easiest thing in the world is to come up with an excuse not to do something. I found that the most important thing in life is to stop saying, I wish, and to start saying, I will.”

~ David Copperfield

I Shall Pass Through This World But Once – Stephen Grellet

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“I shall pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again.”

~ Stephen Grellet

Keep on Going – Charles F. Kettering

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“Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.

~ Charles F. Kettering

Acknowledging the Good – Eckhart Tolle

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“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”

~ Eckhart Tolle

Summer Days – David Mixner

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“My family lived off the land and summer evening meals featured baked stuffed tomatoes, potato salad, corn on the cob, fresh shelled peas and homemade ice cream with strawberries from our garden. With no air conditioning in those days, the cool porch was the center of our universe after the scorching days.”

~ David Mixner

Have Faith in Yourself – Bethany College

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“Have faith in yourself. But have faith in your friends and neighbors, too. I know life is competitive- but it isn’t a jungle. Like begets like. Faith inspires faith. People give back substantially what we give them.”

~ Bethany College

Better and Happier – Mother Teresa

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“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.”

~ Mother Teresa