Reflecting on the One in the Mirror

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“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.” –Antoine de Saint Exupery

“No smile is as beautiful as the one that struggles through the tears.” –Author Unknown

“You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.” –Barbara De Angelis

“What we are afraid to do before men, we should be afraid to think before God.” –Beilby Porteus

“You don’t have to prove someone wrong to do what you know is right.” –Author Unknown

“True contentment is a real, even an active virtue—not only affirmative, but creative. It is the power of getting out of any situation all there is in it.” –G.K. Chesterton

“We could concern ourselves less about what other people think of us if we knew how seldom they do.” –Author Unknown

“You should never let the sun set on tomorrow before it rises today.” –Author Unknown

“Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.” –G.B. Shew

“No man is free who cannot command himself.” –Pythagoras

“Perhaps, I am stronger than I think.” –Thomas Morton

“An idealistic soul is hard to understand.” –Monsieur Rodolphe Boulanger

“To thine own self be true.” –William Shakespeare

“Once you are real, you can’t become unreal again.” –Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit

“That which hurts also instructs.” –Benjamin Franklin

Friendly Insights

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“The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you’ve ever had.” –Author Unknown

“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.” –Author Unknown

“To find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune. To keep him is a blessing.” –Baltasar Gracian

“The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” –Elisabeth Foley

Oh, the Humanity

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“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it.” –Helen Keller

“The essence of a man is imperfection.” –Norman Cousins

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others; and if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” –The Dalai Lama

“We have committed the Golden Rule to memory. Let us now commit it to life.” –Edwin Markham

“I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.” –Booker T. Washington

“As the daylight can be seen through very small holes, so little things will illustrate a person’s character. Indeed, character consists in littles acts, well and honorably performed.” –Samuel Smiles

“To the world you might be one person, but to one person you just might be the world.” –Author Unknown

“Treat people as they are and they remain that way.” –Goethe

“People are afraid of what they don’t understand.” –Author Unknown

“Don’t just listen to what someone is saying; listen to why they are saying it.” –Author Unknown

“No one can develop freely in this world and find a full life without feeling understood by at least one person.” –Paul Tourner

“Don’t ever let anyone see you frown. You just never know who may be falling in love with your smile.” –Author Unknown

 

“All You Need Is Love”

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“All you need is love.” –John Lennon

“The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides, and gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.”–Tielhard de Chardin

“To love at all is to be vulnerable.” –C.S. Lewis

“Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another’s person-hood.” –Karen Casey

Ancient Proverbs

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CHINESE PROVERBS

If there is light in the soul,
There will be 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.

Tell me, I’ll forget.
Show me, I may remember.
But involve me, and I’ll understand.

 

WEST AFRICAN PROVERB

Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.