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December Quotes for Inspiration and Your Web Site (04)

Chinese Taoist Philosopher Lao-tzu on kindness Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. An act of kindness is never forgotten.



On Christmas

Christmas is here, Merry old Christmas, Gift-bearing, heart-touching, joy-bringing Christmas, Day of grand memories, king of the year!
—Washington Irving

There is nothing sadder in this world than to be awake Christmas morning and not be a child.
—Erma Bombeck

At Christmas I no more desire a rose than wish a snow in May’s new-fangled shows, But like of each thing that in season grows.
—William Shakespeare


On charity

You don’t live in a world all your own. Your brothers are here, too.
—Albert Schweitzer

Everyone needs help from everyone.
—Bertolt Brecht

What do we live for if not to make life less difficult for each other?
—George Eliot

A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor’s.
—Richard Whately

Man absolutely cannot live by himself.
—Erich Fromm

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
—Benjamin Franklin

Maturity begins to grow when you can sense your concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself.
—John McNaughton


On kindness

Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.
—Henry James

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
—Lao-tzu




I am the pause between two notes.
—Rainer Maria Rilke

Health requires this relaxation, this aimless life. This life in the present.
—Henry David Thoreau

We have lived not in the proportion to the number of years we have spent on Earth, but in proportion as we have enjoyed.
—Henry David Thoreau

We all need to pause before the contemplation of our lives before we can laugh or cry. We are dying for it, literally dying for it.
—William Carlos Williams

I lean and loaf at my ease…observing a spear of summer grass.
—Walt Whitman

It’s in our idleness… that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
—Virginia Woolf

You can have little periods during the day where you stop and refocus, say a prayer, whatever may be meaningful to you and it can get you back into freedom from fear, into the moment and living the person you want to be.
—Bernie Segal


On living

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters in the end.
—Ursula LeGuin

To live is so startling, It leaves little time for anything else.
—Emily Dickinson


On reactions

The prizes go to those who meet emergencies successfully. And the way to meet emergencies is to do each daily task the best we can.
—William Feather


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