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Quotes for Inspiration and Your Web Site - August 05

I love this quote from English author Charles Dickens No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it for someone else as it applies to those people you get joy from seeing or talking to, simply because they make you smile or feel good. Novelist Dickens lived from 1812 to 1870. He wrote A Tale of Two Cities,A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, and The Pickwick Papers.

On how to live

Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
—Mahatma Gandhi

We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.
—Joseph Campbell

Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant with the weak and the wrong. Sometime in life you will have been all of these.
—Lloyd Shearer

In matters of style swim with the current; in matters of principle stand like a rock.
—Thomas Jefferson

Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.
—Brigitte Bardot


On helping others

There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.
—Booker T. Washington

Be kind and merciful. Let no one ever come to you without coming away better and happier.
—Mother Teresa

Help others get ahead. You will always stand taller with someone else on your shoulders.
—Bob Moawad


No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it for someone else.
—Charles Dickens

After the verb "To Love"… "To Help" is the most beautiful verb in the world.
—Bertha Von Suttner


On courage

Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow.
—Alice Mackenzie Swaim


On energy

If something appears to be a block, then it can be a stepping stone. All the force that is pulling against you can be changed to lift you.
—John-Roger


On happiness

The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
—Allan K. Chalmers


On ethics

The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.
—Harper Lee

On thinking positive

If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.
—Peace Pilgrim

On the human condition

Our hearts are not pure; our hearts are filled with need and greed as much as with love and grace, and we wrestle with our hearts all the time. The wrestling is who we are. How we wrestle is who we are. What we want to be is never what we are. Not yet. Maybe that’s why we have these relentless engines in our chests, driving us forward toward what we might be.
—Brian Doyle in Orion

Failure

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
—Bill Cosby

The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
—Napoleon Hill

Fear of failure and fear of the unknown are always defeated by faith. Having faith in yourself, in the process of change, and in the new direction that change sets will reveal your own inner core of steel.
—Georgette Mosbacher

Hone your skills for work and family and you hone them for living life to the fullest

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