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A. Edward Newton
There are few finer or more innocent pleasures than talking books to one who knows. There may be joy in heaven- I am told there is- but the evidence is not conclusive, and I'll take mine here in my library.
A.D. Posey
Gratefulness heightens awareness.
A.H. Scott
When it seems you are having too much fun, then a switch turns on in your head and makes you think; if only there were a way to take a snapshot of this moment and place it into a mason jar next to some peach preserves. Or, you can just close your eyes and let the joy sink into your psyche. Each, in their own way will last a lifetime. - A.H. Scott 4/29/12
Aaron Lauritsen
The funny thing about money is that you can't take it with you, so don't try to.
Aaron Lauritsen
Anyone can choose to have success, but only the patient ones will get rewarded by it. Be relentless in chasing your dreams.
Aaron Lauritsen
True friends don't come with conditions.
Aaron Lauritsen
Without struggle, success has no value.
Aaron Lauritsen
There is no such thing as loving a child too much.
Aaron Lauritsen
Don't live off your past successes or failures, live for the next big pursuit.
Aaron Lauritsen
At some point, you just gotta forgive the past, your happiness hinges on it.
Aaron Lauritsen
From this point forward, you don't even know how to quit in life.~ Aaron Lauritsen, '100 Days Drive
Aaron Lauritsen
Be a team player, not a bandwagon jumper.
Aaron Lauritsen
The struggles we endure today will be the 'good old days' we laugh about tomorrow.
Aaron Lauritsen
The freedom of the open road is seductive, serendipitous and absolutely liberating.
Aaron Lauritsen
Integrity is something we show, not proclaim.
Aaron Lauritsen
Travel is costly yes, but it pays dividends too.
Aaron Lauritsen
We love our partners for who they are, not for who they are not.
Aaron Lauritsen
Building bridges is the best defence against ignorance.
Aaron Lauritsen
The highway of grace will get you somewhere a whole lot faster then the freeway of spite.
Aaron Lauritsen
Those who achieve the extraordinary are usually the most ordinary because they have nothing to prove to anybody. Be Humble.
Aaron Lauritsen
There is strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow.
Aaron Lauritsen
There's more to a person than flesh. Judge others by the sum of their soul and you'll see that beauty is a force of light that radiates from the inside out.
Aaron Lauritsen
The high road of grace will get you somewhere a whole lot faster then the freeway of spite.
Aaron Lauritsen
It's the 'everyday' experiences we encounter along the journey to who we wanna be that will define who we are when we get there.
Aaron Lauritsen
The only real certainty is that if you get to live, you gotta die. Live life now.
Aaron Lauritsen
Successes are those highlights of life we look back on with a smile. But it's the day to day grind of getting them that defines the laugh lines etched until the end of time. Enjoy each moment along the way
Aaron Lauritsen
It's in those quiet little towns, at the edge of the world, that you will find the salt of the earth people who make you feel right at home.
Aaron Lauritsen
Life's trials will test you, and shape you, but don't let them change who you are.~ Aaron Lauritsen, '100 Days Drive
Aaron Lauritsen
If you didn't earn something, it's not worth flaunting.
Aaron Lauritsen
Explore, Experience, Then Push Beyond.
Aberjhani
Where humanitysowed faith, hope, and unity, joy's garden blossomed.
Aberjhani
Dare to love yourselfas if you were a rainbowwith gold at both ends.
Aberjhani
Your pain is a school unto itself
Aberjhani
Everywhere we shine death and life burn into something new…
Aberjhani
Your pain is a school unto itself
Adriana Trigiani
I used to believe my art had to be about the things that brought me joy and gave me hope. But I learned that art can be found in all of life, even in pain. --Valentine, while in Italy (pg 267)
Akiroq Brost
We rise, we fall.Life is a lesson.But, if not lived with the heart,holds no depth, no meaning.We must feel pain, to feel the joy, to feel the pain, and so on, so forth.It requires great courage.I try with all my mightto hold gratitude in the lesson.Thank you universe for showing mefor teaching me.
Alan Cohen
Work may be your dominant thought, and joy an afterthought. But joy is your true purpose, and work the afterthought.
Alaric Hutchinson
When we ourselves are not truly in a place of peace and we go out and try to create peace in the world, it becomes a fragmented and sometimes even corrupt form of peace. This happens because only peace can create peace, and unless we are the embodiment of it, we are projecting our bias of what peace should look like onto other people's lives. To be at peace means to accept reality as is. Embodying peace is, in fact, the very essence of what it means to be free, as well as offering this freedom to others.
Alaric Hutchinson
The present moment is all that ever is, and in each new moment we die and are reborn. For example, people block love and close off their hearts out of fear of being hurt again. If they lived in the present moment, there would be no fear and they would walk forward in life with confidence and certainty that there is the joy of new experiences to be had.
Alaric Hutchinson
No person is ever wrong in how they experience their reality.
Alaric Hutchinson
Relationships are steppingstones for the evolution of our consciousness. Each interaction we have, be it one of joy or contrast, allows us to learn more about who we are and what we want in this lifetime. They bring us into greater alignment…as long as we continue to move forward and do not get attached to hurt, anger, or being a victim.
Alaric Hutchinson
Truth falls from the heavens like rain, gently carving many channels in the earth. Your truth may be different from my own, yet both are still true.
Alaric Hutchinson
Eventually, it boils down to two choices
Alaric Hutchinson
Judgment is contrary to the vibration of unconditional love
Alaric Hutchinson
Eventually, it boils down to two choices
Alaric Hutchinson
Un-attachment (as opposed to detachment) is the acceptance that each and every person is responsible for his or her own reality, and that our joy, peace, security, and sense of love is not dependent on any other person or situation. We are each responsible for our own emotional well being.
Alaric Hutchinson
I am not a victim of circumstance, situation, nor any external condition of life. I am an active participant in the creation of my reality, meaning, I am actively participating in the creation of what I think, what I feel, what I spend my time on, who I spend my time with, what I consume mentally and physically, and all the blessings and contrastive experiences that come my way. Every effect has a cause and every cause has an effect, all of which include me because it is my life to live, my life to use, and my life to enjoy.
Alaric Hutchinson
Eventually, it boils down to two choices
Alaric Hutchinson
When we allow ourselves to be authentically free, it raises our vibration.
Alaric Hutchinson
Eventually, it boils down to two choices
Alaric Hutchinson
Close your eyes and trust; go in the direction of what makes you feel authentically lighter and brighter. There is no good or bad. Retribution feels vibrationally better than desperation. It's better than sitting still because your energy has movement. Frustration is better than retribution, because now you're not projecting negative energy outward, you're processing it within. Apathy is better than frustration; at least you've reached some form of detachment. Optimism is better than apathy. Optimism becomes happiness. Co-creative inspiration follows… and then comes joy.
Alaric Hutchinson
Living in the present moment is the recurring baptism of the soul, forever purifying every new day with a new you.
Alaric Hutchinson
The beauty of death is that it is a constant reminder of the limited time we spend here in this unique life on Earth. It is the ongoing wakeup call that reminds us to be joyous, to laugh, to love, to be compassionate and grateful, and most of all
Alaric Hutchinson
It's all about reprogramming our minds to focus more on what brings us joy.
Alireza Salehi Nejad
Seize the day and explore the allure of life.
Allene van Oirschot
Let Him pull you from the drowning waters of our world. He will wipe the tears from your pain; soothe the disappointments of tomorrow and comfort you from this cold, dark life. He will bring you everlasting Joy.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Stop and think about who you are and where you've come from. Love yourself and comfort your spirit. Don't go wandering the streets looking for love and attention. Self love and respect must be a priority
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
You never know how strong you are until you've been tested. People will try you on every level. They may think because you're not loud or rude like them that you won't put them in their place. But, push the wrong buttons and you'll soon find out.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Use your senses to SEE yourself for who you truly are. SMELL the flowers and become one with nature. TASTE the goodness of God. HEAR the truth. TOUCH the hearts of others with kindness and honest deeds.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Once your soul is awakened, you never return to the sleepwalking state of mind. Some people become complacent in life. They are just going through the motions and not aware of truth. Seek the knowledge, wisdom, and the understandings that vivify your existence.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Create new avenues in your life by removing toxic people who defeat your purpose.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Words have power, and when you speak you give them life. Speak into the atmosphere. Speak into existence what you believe, desire, dream, and hope.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
If a person is not inspiring you positively. There is no reason for you to be around them. You don't need their negativity in your life. There's already too much in the world. Surround yourself with people who are going to uplift you and encourage you to move forward with your dreams and goals.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
A person may learn things all their life, but never gain knowledge of truth.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Be as fierce as a lion. Let the world hear you roar.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
If you want to experience joy and happiness in life, you must free your mind. Don't become a prisoner to your thoughts. Don't allow your perceptions to be the only views you believe. Allow truth to penetrate your core as it sets you free
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
There will be people who admire your strength and courage. But, there will also be those willing to knock everything you say and do. They think it goes unnoticed, but you have excellent peripheral vision. The trick is to never let them get the best of you. Don't become vulnerable to their deceptive nature. You were born to succeed.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
The choices you make in life creates your destiny.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
When your soul whispers listen, when your heart speaks listen. Whenever you know it's real love, don't let it pass you by.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
God can take the ordinary and create the extraordinary. Our incredible God has the power to transform your simple life and give you the life of your dreams. Remarkable things happen in your life when you believe.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Take some time and figure out what you desire most from life. Wherever your desire is, your heart will be also. Seek the opportunity to become greater than your circumstances. You may not be where you want to be. But if you continue pushing forward and striving at a steady pace, you'll get there. All things take time.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
You never know who you're inspiring or uninspiring. People notice more than you think.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
God is my strength and my defense. When I am weak, he makes me strong. When I am broken, he makes me whole.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Never allow anyone to hold the key to your happiness, key to your heart, or key to your dreams. Be in control of your life and build your hopes on things eternal. No one should have the power to manipulate your life, optimism, love, or success.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
A bird doesn't sing because it knows the song. It sings because it carries the melody in its heart. May you always dance to the rhythm of your heart.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Time is valuable in life. You can show someone how much you appreciate them by giving your time. A good amount of time goes by each day. Spending time with the ones you love shows them how much you care.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Believe God for something today. Prayer is the key to connecting with God and allowing Him to speak to your spirit. Open your heart and free your mind.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Loving yourself is of vital importance. Because there is no way you'll love another soul if you fail to have self love. Embrace your beautiful spirit and shine light for those who may be living in the dark. You are human and your heart is designed to love and live. You can not be open to love if you're not loving yourself.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
You push the TRUTH off a cliff, but it will always fly. You can submerge the TRUTH under water, but it will not drown. You can place the TRUTH in the fire, but it will survive. You can bury the TRUTH beneath the ground, but it will arise. TRUTH always prevails!
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
If life is a song, you must be the superb lyrics to a sweet melody.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Just because you stumbled a few times in the past doesn't mean you won't overcome. Realize that adversity and challenges arise, but you are made stronger. Embrace the day. Seize the moment. Your time is now.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
When you focus your attention more on your dreams and goals and less on the opinions of others, you are capable of achieving success. No one knows the desires of your heart better than you.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
It's good to see the snakes revealing themselves. They weren't actually hidden at all. People hide behind the masks, but eventually you see them for who they truly are.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Tough times don't last always. Your hard times are there to shape you and develop your character. It causes you to become more aware of life and you develop an attitude of gratitude. Don't lose hope because it gets better.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Each day is an opportunity for you to expand your horizon, to achieve your maximum potential. You may have encountered some obstacles along the way, but don't allow those moments to hinder your progress. In life, we all faces challenges that we must overcome. The importance is to learn from those difficulties and become stronger.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
In every aspect of life, be true to who you are. There is no need to communicate subliminally. If you believe in your words or actions, then express yourself completely. Live, Laugh, & Love without regrets.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
In life,You can either play the hand you've been dealt or decide to fold. Just remember that you are not alone in this journey of life. People experience hardships all the time. You learn from those difficult moments and become stronger.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
You don't have to live in anyone's shadow. Allow your unique characteristics to shine forth and Illuminate your way.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
If you live your life to please others, sometimes you neglect yourself. You deserve happiness. You deserve peace. You deserve love and respect. Don't get caught up and deprive the very essence of you
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
When God takes out the trash, don't go digging back through it. Trust Him.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Be thankful for a breath of fresh air to be alive and well. Allow love and happiness to penetrate throughout your mind and soul. Take time to relax and live in the moment, the now, the present. Enjoy today.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
You may have fallen down, but you can get back up again. You may have doors shut, but new doors will open for you. You may have been lied on, but the truth will come to the light. You may have been hurt, but the pain will pass. You are a survivor. You have a history of surviving.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Stop seeking attention from people who don't give you the time of day. Value your time, comfort your spirit, have peace of mind. There are people who love you and care about you.Give your smiles to them.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Many are concerned with going to heaven or hell, But fail to realize that you can be living in heaven or hell right here on Earth.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Beautiful things happen when you believe, just open your heart and your mind to conceive.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Sometimes you just have to step outside the box and take a leap of faith. You may not be able to see what's on the other side, but you can't remain in the same place. Fear is what keeps you there. If you want something badly enough you'll take the steps to get there. If you believe it, then you can achieve it.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
In order to be a success, you must think like success. Get up and move! You got to make things happen.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Positive energy radiates from every word you share to a magnitude that can not be measured on scale. The vibrations he sends your way are received and absorbed into the very core of your existence. The power within his words quench the areas of your spirit that only God knows. Mortality thrives on the very essence of Godly Love
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Do not allow your happiness to be controlled by the thoughts of others. People are happy for you one minute and then the next they are looking down their noses at you. You have to find within yourself the kind of happiness that withstands the ups and downs of life. No one should have the power to limit or repress your happiness.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
It's not a matter of whether you want happiness. We all need peace, love, and happiness. But, if you fail to nurture your spirit, by absorbing all things good and giving attention to the matters of your heart, it will be hard to obtain. It must radiate from inside of you. Then, flow outwardly penetrating everyone around you.
Amit Kalantri
Entertainment is temporary happiness, but the real happiness is permanent entertainment.
Amit Ray
Bless the world. Let it be a wonderful world with love, peace, joy and happiness.
Amit Ray
Suffering is due to our disconnection with the inner soul. Meditation is establishing that connection.
Amit Ray
Believe in yourself and be the source of joy in someone else's life.
Amit Ray
There is a music of the universes in every heart.
Amit Ray
God is within you, open your heart and uncover that godliness.
Amit Ray
There are two types of seeds in the mind: those that create anger, fear, frustration, jealousy, hatred and those that create love, compassion, equanimity and joy. Spirituality is germination and sprouting of the second group and transforming the first group.
Amit Ray
Cultivate blessing. Bless yourself. Bless the whole world. Let it be full with love, peace, joy and happiness.
Amy Collette
Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It's the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.
Amy E. Mason
My circumstances will sometimes be pleasant and sometimes be difficult, but teach me that the way I react to them is almost more important than the circumstances themselves. Renew my mind, Lord, and enable me to respond with joy and humility to whatever happens, as Jesus did.
Amy Leigh Mercree
I embrace my sensitivity and let it enhance my joy every day.
Amy Leigh Mercree
Happiness is a collection of joyful experiences shared with soul friends. Get together and have some fun!
Amy Leigh Mercree
Release the baggage of the past. Carry joy instead.
Amy Leigh Mercree
The natural world sustains me and fills me with joy.
Amy Leigh Mercree
Joy is all around me, and I celebrate it all.
Amy Leigh Mercree
I am a limitless being of oneness. I am the physical embodiment of joy. Anything is possible in my life. My true source is joy.
Amy Leigh Mercree
Choose joyful abundance in your heart and be unbounded, free, and relaxed. Be relentless with your choice and you'll make your mark.
Amy Leigh Mercree
I respect myself and receive joy form all directions.
Amy Leigh Mercree
A benevolent universe of spirit helpers sits at the ready to support your unfolding joy. All you have to do is ask.
Amy Leigh Mercree
Bringing joy to another lights a thousand suns within.
Amy Leigh Mercree
My senses are alive with pleasure and joy.
Amy Leigh Mercree
I let giving fill me with joy.
Amy Leigh Mercree
I am blessed out! I make time for joy every day. I commit to seeking healthy pleasure and reveling in it.
Amy Leigh Mercree
I am worthy of daily joy, and I will treat myself to a glorious day of complete bliss at least once per month.
Amy Leigh Mercree
Caring is what matters, not stuff or status, just people sharing kindness & joy in a web of the heart that spans the globe.
Amy Leigh Mercree
I jump for joy every day. My body pulses with joy, and my vibration soars. I feel amazing.
Amy Leigh Mercree
Find the beauty in situations where it is not obvious, and you will create voluminous joy in your life.
Amy Leigh Mercree
Giving thanks fills you with light and joy so you can shine like the bright star you truly are.
Amy Leigh Mercree
I make time for joy every day.
Amy Leigh Mercree
I am bold and daring. I go after what I want and create massive joy in my life.
Amy Leigh Mercree
I dance through life, living my bliss, steeped in joy.
Amy Leigh Mercree
The jump toward joy encompasses your life with boundless energy.
Amy Leigh Mercree
I let new experiences enliven my being and awaken new, amazing parts of my being. I experience life with joy and receive its bliss.
Amy Leigh Mercree
Success is the relentless pursuit of joy.
Amy Leigh Mercree
Making the effort to experience daily joys a powerful mood enhancer. Find your bliss today!
Amy Leigh Mercree
Extraordinary wonder and joy are woven through ordinary life. Hunt for them relentlessly.
Amy Leigh Mercree
The joy of the bee tribes infuses my life with sweetness.
Amy Leigh Mercree
Nurturing a feeling makes it proliferate. Choose wisely. Joy, kindness, love, & caring will illuminate your life.
Amy Leigh Mercree
I am animated by my joyful life. I let my inner child feel loved and experience joy every day.
Amy Leigh Mercree
I am joyfully one with all existence.
Amy Leigh Mercree
My collage opens my heart to endless joy. I am an artist!
Amy Leigh Mercree
Embrace wisdom and relentlessly pursue joy, and you can live agelessly.
Amy Leigh Mercree
Live joy. Be kind. Love unconditionally.
Amy Leigh Mercree
Joyful peace pervades my being for all time.
Amy Tan
And then it occurs to me. They are frightened. In me, they see their own daughters, just as ignorant, just as unmindful of all the truths and hopes they have brought to America. They see daughters who grow impatient when their mothers talk in Chinese, who think they are stupid when they explain things in fractured English. They see that joy and luck do not mean the same to their daughters, that to these closed American-born minds joy luck is not a word, it does not exist. They see daughters who will bear grandchildren born without any connecting hope passed from generation to generation.
Ana Claudia Antunes
Let it shine, the light in you. Oh, and that's delighting me! Various colors shining through. Elated, it fills my soul with ecstasy.
Ana Claudia Antunes
After one divorce and other on the way I am seriously considering a ME-rriage now and .t's going to be epic! I will ask my hand in meTRInomy, for it will become a trigamy. And me, my higher self and third I will live happily ever after life...We will live in threesomeness!
Ana Claudia Antunes
Blessed be, it's finally Spring. In joy and delight the birds sing, Ravished upon the entire earth, The new rebirth, Helas, the joy it brings!
Ana Claudia Antunes
Everyone smiles in the same language, Happiness knows no frontiers, no age. No difference thar makes us feel apart if a smile can win even a broken heart.
Angie Smith
But that's just it; I can either focus on what I have lost, or what I have gained, and I choose the latter.
Angie karan
Make peace with your now moment. Live in this very moment and be happy with what you have. Joy enters when we stop complaining about the troubles we have and offering thanks for all the troubles we don't have. And be aware, you have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life.
Ann Brashares
When you feel someone else's pain and joy as powerfully as if it were your own, then you know you really loved them.
Ann Voskamp
The brave who focus on all things good and all things beautiful and all things true, even in the small, who give thanks for it and discover joy even in the here and now, they are the change agents who bring fullest Light to all the world.
Ann Voskamp
Joy is the realest reality, the fullest life, and joy is always given, never grasped. God gives gifts and I give thanks and I unwrap the gift given: joy.
Anne Frank
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
Annie Dillard
It looked as though the leaves of the autumn forest had taken flight, and were pouring down the valley like a waterfall, like a tidal wave, all the leaves of the hardwoods from here to Hudson's Bay. It was as if the season's colors were draining away like lifeblood, as if the year were molting and shedding. The year was rolling down, and a vital curve had been reached, the tilt that gives way to headlong rush. And when the monarch butterflies had passed and were gone, the skies were vacant, the air poised. The dark night into which the year was plunging was not a sleep but an awakening, a new and necessary austerity, the sparer climate for which I longed. The shed trees were brittle and still, the creek light and cold, and my spirit holding its breath.
Annie Dillard
I was in no tent under leaves, sleepless and glad. There was no moon at all; along the world's coasts the sea tides would be springing strong. The air itself also has lunar tides; I lay still. Could I feel in the air an invisible sweep and surge, and an answering knock in the lungs? Or could I feel the starlight? Every minute on a square mile of this land one ten thousandth of an ounce of starlight spatters to earth. What percentage of an ounce did that make on my eyes and cheeks and arms, tapping and nudging as particles, pulsing and stroking as waves?
Annie Dillard
Shadow is the blue patch where the light doesn't hit. It is mystery itself, and mystery is the ancients' ultima Thule, the modern explorer's Point of Relative Inaccessibility, that boreal point most distant from all known lands. There the twin oceans of beauty and horror meet. The great glaciers are calving. Ice that sifted to earth as snow in the time of Christ shears from the pack with a roar and crumbles to water. It could be that our instruments have not looked deeply enough. The RNA deep in the mantis's jaw is a beautiful ribbon. Did the crawling Polyphemus moth have in its watery heart one cell, and in that cell one special molecule, and that molecule one hydrogen atom, and round that atom's nucleus one wild, distant electron that split showed a forest, swaying?
Annie Dillard
This is what I had come for, just this, and nothing more. A fling of leafy motion on the cliffs, the assault of real things, living and still, with shapes and powers under the sky- this is my city, my culture, and all the world I need.
Annie Dillard
Those people who shoot endless time-lapse films of unfurling roses and tulips have the wrong idea. They should train their cameras instead on the melting of pack ice, the green filling of ponds, the tidal swings…They should film the glaciers of Greenland, some of which creak along at such a fast clip that even the dogs bark at them. They should film the invasion of the southernmost Canadian tundra by the northernmost spruce-fir forest, which is happening right now at the rate of a mile every 10 years. When the last ice sheet receded from the North American continent, the earth rebounded 10 feet. Wouldn't that have been a sight to see?
Annie Dillard
I want to think about trees. Trees have a curious relationship to the subject of the present moment. There are many created things in the universe that outlive us, that outlive the sun, even, but I can't think about them. I live with trees. There are creatures under our feet, creatures that live over our heads, but trees live quite convincingly in the same filament of air we inhabit, and in addition, they extend impressively in both directions, up and down, shearing rock and fanning air, doing their real business just out of reach.
Annie Dillard
Yes, it's tough, it's tough, that goes without saying. But isn't waiting itself and longing a wonder, being played on by wind, sun, and shade?
Annie Dillard
Our life is a faint tracing on the surface of mystery. The surface of mystery is not smooth, any more than the planet is smooth; not even a single hydrogen atom is smooth, let alone a pine. Nor does it fit together; not even the chlorophyll and hemoglobin molecules are a perfect match, for, even after the atom of iron replaces the magnesium, long streamers of disparate atoms trail disjointedly from the rims of the molecule's loops. Freedom cuts both ways. Mystery itself is as fringed and intricate at the shape of the air at times. Forays into mystery cut bays and fine fjords, but the forested mainland itself is implacable both in its bulk and in its most filigreed fringe of detail.
Annie Dillard
I have often noticed that these things, which obsess me, neither bother nor impress other people even slightly. I am horribly apt to approach some innocent at a gathering, and like the ancient mariner, fix him with a wild, glitt'ring eye and say, Do you know that in the head of the caterpillar of the ordinary goat moth there are two hundred twenty-eight separate muscles? The poor wretch flees. I am not making chatter; I mean to change his life.
Annie Morecambe
If you truly love who you are, travel through this life with conviction, spread joy to others, embrace changes as they happen, then you will find balance in your life.
Anonymous
Each heart knows its own bitterness and no one else can share its joy.
Anonymous
Now may every living thing, young or old,weak or strong, living near or far, known orunknown, living or departed or yet unborn,may every living thing be full of bliss.
Anonymous
I have no greater joy than to know that my children walk in truth.
Anthon St. Maarten
If we never experience the chill of a dark winter, it is very unlikely that we will ever cherish the warmth of a bright summer's day. Nothing stimulates our appetite for the simple joys of life more than the starvation caused by sadness or desperation. In order to complete our amazing life journey successfully, it is vital that we turn each and every dark tear into a pearl of wisdom, and find the blessing in every curse.
Anthony Liccione
A house is never small or empty, when filled with love.
Anthony Liccione
Key the mind, and set the soul free.
Anthony Liccione
The more material we lose, the less we have. The less we have, the more we win.
Anthony T. Hincks
The joy of having no friends is that I can do anything I want; when I want.The downside is, that I have no one to share it with.
Anthony T. Hincks
Dad? Jesus asked.Yes, son? God replied.Do we look like man or does he look like us? Jesus asked.Man made god in his image, God said.Why? Jesus asked.Because it's easier to believe in someone and something if it looks like you or is a symbolic representation of you, God answered.If that's true. What do we look like then? Jesus asked.God smiled, We look like everything.Jesus laughed, Could I look like a giraffe then?Yes, if the giraffe believes in you, God laughed.Jesus smiled and had tears of joy in his eyes.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
How shallow is the stage on which this vast drama of human hates and joys and friendships is played! Whence do men draw this passion for eternity, flung by chance as they are upon a scarcely cooled bed of lava, threatened by the beginning by the deserts that are to be, under the constant menace of the snows? Their civilizations are but fragile gildings: a volcano can blot them out, a new sea, a sand-storm.
Asa Don Brown
Self-talk reflects your innermost feelings.
Asa Don Brown
Happiness is not giddiness or some overly inflated sense of being.
Asa Don Brown
Real peace goes beyond explanation.
Ashlee Willis
Yet something else trickles in between the cracks of this despairing thought. The hope of something to fill that emptiness. The hope that, perhaps, I have found it already. And suddenly hope is a thing alive, soaring in me. Its wings beat against my ribs, wild with the promise of joy.
Ashley Smith
Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.
Assegid Habtewold
Others may not understand your joy and contentment because of your certainty about who you are and why you exist. Don't waste your time to explain.
Audre Lorde
Laten we op zoek gaan naar 'vreugde' in plaats van naar eerlijk voedsel en schone lucht en een gezondere toekomst op een bewoonbare planeet! Alsof geluk volstaat om ons te beschermen tegen de gevolgen van winst-waanzin.
Augustine of Hippo
How sweet all at once it was for me to be rid of those fruitless joys which I had once feared to lose..! You drove them from me, you who are the true, the sovereign joy. You drove them from me and took their place.... O Lord my God, my Light, my Wealth, and my Salvation.
Auliq Ice
Happiness is long-lasting, a condition of the soul, the foundation on which the circumstances of life are experienced, endured, or enjoyed.
Auliq Ice
We live in a society where mutual respect and appreciation should be considered one of the pillars of modern life.
Auliq Ice
Happy people tend to be those who take pleasure in simple things.
Auliq Ice
Happiness is the condition of who we are and how we think and what we believe and how we live.
Avina Celeste
When you start believing that you are too old to enjoy something, you lose so much joy in your life.
Ayn Rand
People, he thought, were as hungry for a sight of joy as he had always been--for a moment's relief from that gray load of suffering which seemed so inexplicable and unnecessary. He had never been able to understand why men should be unhappy.
Bamigboye Olurotimi
We should always hope and expect to see a brand new day filled with hope, love and joy.
Banana Yoshimoto
But if a person hasn't ever experienced true despair, she grows old never knowing how to evaluate where she is in life; never understanding what joy really is. I'm grateful for it.
Barbara Johansen
I write. See you there.
Bernard Kelvin Clive
I'm not in pursuit of happiness, I'm happiness in pursuit; ready to happen everywhere I go.
Bert McCoy
Being hypnotized by content is a disease.
Bert McCoy
The wind plays its own music.
Bertrand Russell
The life of Man is a long march through the night, surrounded by invisible foes, tortured by weariness and pain, towards a goal that few can hope to reach, and where none may tarry long. One by one, as they march, our comrades vanish form our sight, seized by the silent orders of omnipotent Death. Very brief is the time in which we can help them, in which their happiness or misery is decided. Be it ours to shed sunshine on their path, to lighten their sorrows by the balm of sympathy, to give them the pure joy of a never-tiring affection, to strengthen failing courage, to instill faith in times of despair.
Besa Kosova
A homeless man visited my store today. The few quarters that he had in his pocket he invested on books. I offered him free books, but he insisted on giving me his quarters. He walked away filled with joy as if he possessed the world's riches in his hands. In a way, he did. He left me smiling and knowing that he was wealthier than many others... (01-21-10)
Billy Graham
Joy cannot be pursued. It comes from within. It is a state of being. It does not depend on circumstances, but triumphs over circumstances. It produces a gentleness of spirit and a magnetic personality.
Blaque Diamond
When you see yourself in a shattered mirror, don't think of it as the broken pieces of yourself. Think of it as all of the pieces that make up you.