I love reading, learning from, and collecting quotes.  I will be adding some of my favorite quotes here.




Compassion is not a religious business.  It is a human business.  It is not luxury.  It is essential for human survival.    -Dalai Lama

Don’t let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.   -Dalai Lama

We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life waiting for us.  -Joseph Campbell

Don’t be afraid of being different, be afraid of being the same as everyone else.


Trust the wait.  Embrace the uncertainty.  Enjoy the beauty of becoming.  When nothing is certain, anything is possible.     -Joureystrength

Learn to trust the journey even when you don’t understand it.  -unknown

We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.      -Joseph Campbell

My income is constantly increasing.  Money flows easily into life.  There is always more than enough.        -unknown

What is done in love is well done.       -Vincent Van Gogh

Today may I live with ease.

As I tend to the day’s duties, may I release all thought of what comes next, simply giving myself over completely to the task at hand.

May I be fully present with what I am doing in each moment – feeling the warmth of the water as I was the dishes, the handle of the broom as I sweep, the sunshine on my skin as I stand by my doorway, the rich smells of each ingredient as I prepare my meals.

May I also be fully present with anyone with whom I am engage – whether it is a text or an email, on the phone or via Zoom, or, if I am so blessed, in person, even if from a distance. May I engage in active listening, my heart and mind fully present with their being.

May everything I do be motivated by love and done in the spirit of service.

May this be so for you, for me, and for all beings.

Amen.    -Cindy Novelo

If there is light in the soul, there is beauty in the person.

If there is beauty in the person there will be harmony in the house.

If there is harmony in the house, there will be order in the nation.

If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.               -unknown

Healthy energy and love circulate through your body when you are living your Essence.                                                                                                             -Living From Your Heart

Let it go so something else can grow.    -unknown

Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts.  This is the secret of success.     -Swami Sivranande

The moment you start acting like life is a blessing, it starts feeling like one.                                 -author unknown

Eventually, you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is.
Gary Zukav


If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.  If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.  If children live with ridicule, they learn to be shy. If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.  If children live with tolerance, they learn to be patient.  If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.  If children live with praise, they learn to appreciate.  If children live with fairness, they learn justice.  If children live with security, they learn to have faith.  If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.  If children live with acceptance and friendship, they learn to find love in the world.   -Dorothy Law Nolte

I must regard other life than my own with equal reverence, for I shall know that it longs for fullness and development as deeply as I do myself.  Therefore, I see that evil is what annihilates, hampers, or hinders life.  Goodness, by the same token , is saving or helping life, the enabling of whatever life I can influence, to obtain its highest development.     -Albert Schweitzer

Whatever you can do or dream you can begin it.

Boldness has genius, magic and power in it.

Begin it now.   -Goethe

Happiness equals reality minus expectations.   -Magliozzi

Comparison is the thief of happiness.  -Roosevelt

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened.  Happiness never decreases by being shared.   -Buddha

Happiness is the absense of striving for happiness.  -Zhuangzi

I know I’m not seeing things as they are.  I’m seeing things as I am.   -Laurel Lee

The tragedy of a man’s life is what dies inside of him while he lives.  -Thoreau

We cannot discover new oceans until we have the courage to lose sight of the shore.  -Unknown

Live your life as though every act were to become a universal law.  -Thoreau

You know quite well, deep within you, that there is only a single magic, a single power, a single salvation… and that is called loving.  Well then, love your suffering.  Do not resist it, do not flee from it.  It is only your aversion that hurts, nothing else.       -Herman Hesse

Everyone and everything around you is your teacher.    -Ken Keyes

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!  Live the life you’ve imagine.                                 -Thoreau

As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler;Solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.  -Thoreau

Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the universe is endlessly beautiful.  Just put forth a clear enough request and everything your heart desires must come true.      -Shakti Gawain

It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.     -Bertrand Russel

This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.                         -Emerson

Come out of the circle of time, and into the circle of love.  -Rumi

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how are one can go.           -T.S.Eliot

Humanity should be our race, Love should be our religion.   -unknown

Experience does for the soul what education does for the mind.  -unknown