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


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