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QUOTATIONS FEED MY SPIRITUAL NATURE



"No human relation gives one possession in another...every two souls are absolutely different. In friendship and in love, the two side by side raise hands together to find what one cannot reach alone." ~Khalil Gibran


Nietzsche said "It is not the lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."


“The woods are lovely, dark, and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.” ~Robert Frost


“The will-to-live is everywhere present, even as in me. If I am a thinking being, I must regard life other than my own with equal reverence, for I shall know that it longs for fullness and development as deeply as I do myself.” ~Albert Schweitzer


"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." ~Isaiah 40:31


"You are WHAT you are, You are WHERE you are, because of what you put in your mind. You can CHANGE what you are, You can CHANGE where you are, by changing what you put in your mind." ~ Zig Ziglar


If you can fill unforgiving minute With sixty seconds' worth of distance run. Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it . . .And which is more, you'll be a Man(and Woman), my son! ~Rudyard Kipling


This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.  ~ William Shakespeare


You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. ~Albert Camus


I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve. ~Albert Schweitzer


The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. ~Alan K. Chalmers


Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others. ~Buddha


Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves. ~Helen Keller


The perfection of wisdom, and the end of true philosophy is to proportion our wants to our possessions, our ambitions to our capacities, we will then be a happy and a virtuous people. ~Mark Twain


Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. ~M. K. Gandhi


There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life -- happiness, freedom, and peace of mind -- are always attained by giving them to someone else. ~Payton Conway March


"You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want." ~ Zig Ziglar


"Mastering the art of resilience does much more than restore you to who you once thought you were. Rather, you emerge from the experience transformed into a truer expression of who you were really meant to be."  ~Carol Osborn

"A few minutes each day in total awe will contribute to spiritual awakening." ~Wayne Dyer


“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” ~ Rumi


"I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy."  ~ Rabindranath Tagore


“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.” - Albert Einstein


"A happy life is just a string of happy moments. But most people don't allow the happy moment, because they're so busy trying to get a happy life."  ~Abraham-Hicks


“Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about those who don’t. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would most likely be worth it.” ~ Harvey MacKay


"Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present." ~Unknown

"When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us." - Alexander Graham Bell

"You've got to take the good with the bad, smile with the sad, love what you've got, and remember what you had. Always forgive, but never forget. Learn from mistakes, but never regret." ~Unknown

"Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be."  ~Abraham Lincoln

"If you will let your dominant intention be to revise and improve the content of the story you tell every day of your life, it is our absolute promise to you that your life will become that ever-improving story. For by the powerful Law of Attraction—the essence of that which is like unto itself is drawn—it must be!" ~Abraham-Hicks


"When you feel enthusiasm to do something, it means you've lined up the Energy, and you are being inspired to take action from that point of alignment. When you don't feel like doing it, don't push yourself, because your effort is not worth it. But, when you line up the Energy, the feeling of procrastination goes away." ~Abraham-Hicks


"Just do your best to keep yourself in balance. One of the first things that causes Energy misalignment, is asking or demanding too much of yourself in terms of time and effort. In other words, you just cannot burn the candle at both ends, so that you are physically tired, and then expect yourself to have a cheerful attitude. So, the rule of thumb has to be: "I'm going to be very, very, very happy, and then do everything I have time to do after that." ~Abraham-Hicks


"You are joy, looking for a way to express. It's not just that your purpose is joy, it is that you are joy. You are love and joy and freedom and clarity expressing. Energy—frolicking and eager—that's who you are. And so, if you're always reaching for alignment with that, you're always on your path, and your path will take you into all kinds of places. We will not deny that you will not discover miracles and create benefits and be involved in creation, and that you will not uplift humanity—we will not say that you will not find satisfaction in so many things that you create, but we can't get away from the acknowledgment that you are Pure Positive Energy that translates into the human emotion of joy." ~Abraham-Hicks


"Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over." ~Octavia Butler 

"Friends are life's finest blessings. "Friend" and "free" are from the same root word; perhaps because you are free to be yourself with a friend." ~Author Unknown 

"Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away." ~Dinah Craik