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He who is contented is rich.
- Lao Tzu

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Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward PHOTO

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- Chinese proverb often quoted by Eleanor Roosevelt

 

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is beauty and adventure in the commonplace
for those with eyes to see beyond.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

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Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Life's burdens are lighter when I laugh at myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

I am a Passionate Observer of Life.
I See the events, feel the emotions,
and recognize the difference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

To the mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders.
- Lao Tzu

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

He is richest who is content with the least,
for content is the wealth of nature.
- Socrates

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

We don't see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
- Anais Nin

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

Life is a succession of lessons
which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

I am a Passionate Observer of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The words of truth are always paradoxical.
- Lao Tzu

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

What's done is done.
- William Shakespeare

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.
- Yiddish Proverb

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Simple living is the way to happy living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is best when I wish neither to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

He who takes medicine and neglects his diet
wastes the skill of his doctors.
- Chinese Proverb

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain,
and most fools do.
- Benjamin Franklin

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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