Saturday, June 30, 2007

Language is

Language is inadequate
The Gods sing a hymn of silence
And I am silently singing.

~The Hermetica


In the movement of each animal, all animals move.

~Tom Brown Jr

Give me

Give me the silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling.

~Walt Whitman

Friday, June 29, 2007


Life seeks order but it uses messes to get there.

~Margaret Wheatley

Some people

Some people are always grumbling that roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses.

~Alphonse Karr


Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, June 28, 2007

The optimist

The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.

~James Branch Cabell


What you would seem to be, be really.

~Ben Franklin

Is prayer

Is prayer your steering wheel, or your spare tire?

~Corrie ten Boom


Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.

~John Steinbeck


Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

~Thomas Edison

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The most beautiful

The most beautiful and most profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the power of all true science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. To know what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms - this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center of true religiousness.

~Albert Einstein

Can anybody remember

Can anybody remember when the times were not hard, and money not scarce?

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

To find

To find yourself, think for yourself.


To love

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.

~David Viscott

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

If you want

If you want to have any success in life; to achieve anything, you must bring all your thoughts together. You must have one-pointedness. Then you will know there is not anything in the world in which you will not succeed. Success does not belong to any special people... success belongs to those people who can bring their whole attention to one-pointedness. If you focus on anything, it will open its heart to you.

~C Raman

Without a mission

Without a mission, life has no meaning. It is only eating, drinking, sleeping and surviving; an animal can do these things.

~Gurudev Shree Chitrabhana

There is no better way

There is no better way to unravel the mystery than to watch it move.

~Tom Brown Jr

Monday, June 25, 2007


Time spent laughing is time spent with the Gods.

~Japanese Proverb

Your joy is

Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the self same well from which your laughter rises was often times filled with your tears.

~Kahlil Gibran

I have learned

I have learned that the ecstasy of mango juice on my tongue and union with Spirit are not as different as I once thought.

~Oriah Mountain Dreamer


Joy doesn't happen to us. Joy happens within us, and that means joy can be ours anytime, anywhere.

~Donna Miesbach

Sunday, June 24, 2007

We are

We are all in this together -- by ourselves.

~Lily Tomlin

When I was younger

When I was younger, I could remember anything whether it had happened or not.

~Mark Twain


Conscience: that little spark of celestial fire.

~George Washington

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Even after

Even after all this time,
the Sun never says to Earth,
"You owe me."
Look what happens with a love like that...
It lights up the whole sky.

Friday, June 22, 2007

The person who says

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.


Things which matter

Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least.

~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I do not know

I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.

~Isaac Newton


Mutton yesterday, mutton today, and blimey, if it don't look like mutton again tomorrer.

~Bert the Troll, from The Hobbit

Trees know

Trees know: "If I want new leaves, I have to give up the old ones."

~Gurudev Shree Chitrabhanu

Thursday, June 21, 2007


Dance like no one is watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like no one is listening, Live like it's heaven on earth.

~William Purkey

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

What happens

What happens if you get scared half to death twice?

~Steven Wright

I've just learned

I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial.

~Irvin S. Cobb

I feel so miserable

I feel so miserable without you, it's almost like having you here.

~Stephen Bishop

He has never

He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.

~William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway)

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

I have

I have a rock garden. Last week three of them died.

~Richard Diran

If this is coffee

If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.

~Abraham Lincoln

My grandmother

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-five now, and we don't know where the heck she is.


Monday, June 18, 2007

In order to

In order to profit from your mistakes, you must first get out and make some.


The place

The place where you lose the trail is not necessarily where it ends.

~Tom Brown Jr

The time comes

The time comes when we have to see our pain and call a halt to running away from it.

~Gurudev Shree Chitrabhanu

Sunday, June 17, 2007

I like

I like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.

~Mae West

For disappearing acts

For disappearing acts, it's hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work.

~Doug Larson

Saturday, June 16, 2007

You are never

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it however.

~Richard Bach

Everything flows

Everything flows, out and in; everything has its tides; all things rise and fall; the pendulum-swing manifests in everything; the measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to the left, rhythm compensates.

~The Kybalion

When we tell our mind

When we tell our mind to do something;
it will immediately do something else.

~Gurudev Shree Chitrabhanu


Mysteries are by nature shy and secretive, and most often, the closest you get to them is the traces left behind by movement and the disturbances left by action.

~Tom Brown Jr

Friday, June 15, 2007

When a ship

When a ship misses a harbor, it's rarely the harbor's fault.


Love is a fire

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.

~Joan Crawford

Thursday, June 14, 2007

It will not do

It will not do to leave a live dragon out of your plans if you live near one.

~JRR Tolkein

It is better

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.

~Samuel Johnson

There was a time

There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted, but now it happens to everybody.

~Adlai Stevenson

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Look I am living

Look, I am living. On what? Neither childhood nor future
grows any smaller... Superabundant being
wells up in my heart.

~Rainer Maria Rilke

Some of the world's greatest

Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.

~Doug Larson

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

I never

I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.

~Albert Einstein

There are

There are good days, and there are bad days, and this is one of them.

~Lawrence Welk

Take courage

Take courage, mortal; death can't banish thee out of the universe.

~Ben Franklin

Monday, June 11, 2007

My mind

My mind is hushed in a wide and endless light, my heart a solitude of delight and peace.

~Sri Aurobindo

Saturday, June 9, 2007

The space

The space for what you want is already filled with what you settle for instead.

~Stephen C. Paul

Friday, June 8, 2007

Our true prayers

Our true prayers are the way we live.

~Charles Templeton

Thursday, June 7, 2007

I write down everything

I write down everything I want to remember. That way, instead of spending a lot of time trying to remember what it is I wrote down, I spend the time looking for the paper I wrote it down on.

~Beryl Pfizer

If all else fails

If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error.

~John Kenneth Galbraith

Trust yourself

Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do.

~Benjamin Spock

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Love is not blind

Love is not blind - it sees more, not less.
But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.

~Rabbi Julius Gordon

The first great silence

The first great silence in the life of Jesus holds all His years of growth. It meant study in the shadows of the synagogue, meditation on the upland pastures, prayer beneath the evening stars. The first great silence for every life should be, know thyself. God has given to every individual soul some gift that is unique, peculiar to itself; some delicate tint that it alone can add to the great picture; some tone that no other soul can sound forth.


When we feel stuck

When we feel stuck, going nowhere -- even starting to slip backward -- we may actually be backing up to get a running start.

~Dan Millman

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

The first duty

The first duty of love is to listen.

~Paul Tillich

When I write

When I write of hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and warmth and the love of it and it is all one.

~MFK Fisher

Monday, June 4, 2007

There are

There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.

~Franklin Delano Roosevelt

For sleep

For sleep, riches, and health to be truly enjoyed, they must be interrupted.

~Jean Paul Richter

Fear is

Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed.

~Michael Pritchard

Sunday, June 3, 2007

If only

If only I could get that wonderful feeling of accomplishment without having to accomplish anything.


Ours is

Ours is a world where people don't know what they want and are willing to go through hell to get it.


You don't choose

You don't choose the things you believe in, they choose you.



Wrinkles are God's little way of saying "I'm stepping on your face."



Delegate your weaknesses, you're not good at them anyway.


Saturday, June 2, 2007

Finish each day

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in. Forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson


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