12 Of My Favorite Quotes For 2008

“If we would only give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want to get out of life that we give to the question of what to do with a two week’s vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our busy days.” ~Dorothy Canfield Fisher~

“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.” ~Ayn Rand~

“Life will give you what ever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at this moment.” ~Eckhart Tolle~

“You must be prepared to act on your dreams, just in case they do come true.” ~Bill Strickland~

“Don’t just do something, be there!” ~Buddha~

“It has been said that success only shows up when determination does… but it must be powered by a non-negotiable decision.” ~Doug Firebaugh~

“As long as I have the idea in my head “I have a relationship” or “I am in a relationship,” no matter with whom, I suffer. This I have learnt. With the concept of “relationship” come expectations, memories of past relationships, and further personally and culturally conditioned mental concepts of what a “relationship” should be like. Then I would try to make reality conform to these concepts. And it never does. And again I suffer. The fact of the matter is: there are no relationships. There is only the present moment, and in the moment there is only relating.” ~Kim Eng [Relationships – True Love and the Transcendence of Duality]~

“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

“Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life.” ~Herbert Otto~

“A man doesn’t know what he knows until he knows what he doesn’t know.” ~Laurence Peter~

“The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working.” ~Ernest Newman~

“You see, I do something real good for three people. And then when they ask how they can pay it back, I say they have to Pay It Forward. To three more people. Each. So nine people get helped. Then those people have to do twenty-seven. Then it sort of spreads out, see. To eighty-one. Then two hundred forty-three. Then seven hundred twenty-nine. Then two thousand, one hundred eighty-seven. See how big it gets?” ~Trevor [Pay It Forward]~

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