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Shakespeare said it best: Hold the mirror up to nature. Human behavior is worthy of examination and celebration.-- Tom Hanks

Retirement is when you stop living at work and start working at living.-- Unknown Author

A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.-- Walt Whitman

A hero is a man who does what he can.-- Romain Rolland

I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.-- Vincent Van Gogh

Be believing. Be happy. Don’t get discouraged. Things always work out.-- Gordon B. Hinckley

Your imperfections make you beautiful, they make you who you are. So just be yourself, love yourself for who you are and just keep going.-- Demi Lovato

The wind is us -- it gathers and remembers all our voices, then sends them talking and telling through the leaves and the fields. -- Truman Capote

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.-- Walt Disney

Some Old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.-- Laura Ingalls Wilder

Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.-- Albert Einstein

The groundwork for all happiness is health.-- Leigh Hunt

Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.-- Dr Seuss

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. -- Martin Luther

May, more than any other month of the year, wants us to feel alive. -- Fennel Hudson

Don’t chase the butterfly. Mend your garden and let the butterfly come. -- Via (The Minds Journal)

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day. -- A. A. Miline
The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.-- Unknown Author
One person caring about another represents life’s greatest value.-- Jim Rohn

Wisdom is the ability to learn from change.-- Unknown author

Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important.-- T. S. Eliot

If you want the rainbow, you’ve got to put up with the rain.-- Dolly Parton

The sun after the rain is much beautiful than the sun before the rain.-- Mehmet Murat Ildan

You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart.-- George Michael

On a rainy foggy day, you can improve your mind! -- Mehmet Murat Ildan

Don't sit around and wait for someone to anoint you ready for the next challenge. Bet on yourself and have the confidence to stand up and say, 'my time is now.'-- Robert F. Smith

There was no need to fear my tomorrow because I believe in the person I am today.-- Karamo Brown

Foster a sense of humor about yourselves because otherwise, you run the risk of being boring.-- Jennifer Garner

Love is the only flower that grows and blooms without the aid of the seasons.-- Khalil Gibran

History is not the past, it is the present. We carry history with us. We all are history.-- Viola Davis

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt. -- Charles M. Schulz

Insist on optimism, dig in and fight for what makes you optimistic about the world.-- Jennifer Garner

How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.-- John Burroughs

May your time in nature lead you to yourself. -- Shikoba

A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.-- Max Muller

Hold fast to dream,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.
-- Langston Hughes

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Fight for you. Respect you. Include you. Encourage you. Need you. Deserve you. Stand by you.-- Author unknown

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.-- Anthony J. D’Angelo

The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships.-- Abraham Lincoln

Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life! -- Albert Einstein

You must cultivate value within yourself if you want to move forward.-- Bryant McGill

Reading gives us some places to go when we have to stay where we are.-- Mason Cooley

Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.-- Dr. Karl Menninger

Life is short if there was ever a moment to follow your passion and do something that matters to you.-- Unknown Author

While there is life, there is hope.-- Stephen Hawking

Christmas is a time when you get homesick – even when you’re home.-- Carol Nelson

Don’t worry about growing older or pleasing others. Please yourself. -- David Brown

You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.-- Steve Maraboli

Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.-- William Arthur Ward

Give me the splendid, silent sun with all his beams full dazzling.-- Walt Whitman

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.-- Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

Cherish every moment with those you love at every stage of your journey.-- Jack Layton

You have to have patience – as long as you are breathing, it is never too late.-- Missy Elliott

Perfect is boring. Human is beautiful.-- Tyra Banks

Be proud of who you are and everything you’ve overcome.-- Unknow Author

Only if you find peace within yourself will you find true connection with others.
-- from the movie “Before Sunrise”

Their love as a dragonfly,
Skimming over echo park,
Stopping to visit the lotus.
Eating dreams and Drinking blue sky.
-- Janet Fitch

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow -- Albert Einstein

A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.-- John A. Shedd

Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.-- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.-- Robert Breault

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.-- Proverb

If you want to be loved, be lovable.-- Ovid

I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.-- Abraham Lincoln

I would rather own little and see the world than own the world and see little of it.-- Alexander Sattler

Life is the dancer and you are the dance.-- Eckhart Tolle

Flow around obstacles just like water flows around rocks.-- AJana Kingsford

Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it.-- Nicholas Sparks

The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.-- Japanese Proverb

It was June, and the world smelled of roses.-- Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy - Tacy and Tibb

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

One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.-- Bryant H. McGill

A bosom friend afar brings a distant land near.-- Proverb

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart.-- Helen Keller

The only thing that makes life possible is not knowing what comes next.-- Ursula K. Le Guin

If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing.-- J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s learning to dance in the rain.-- Vivian Greene

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilise the mind as a steady purpose.-- Mary Shelley

People don't take trips — trips take people.-- John Steinbeck

Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.-- Proverb

In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.-- Abraham Lincoln

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.-- George Bernard Shaw

If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there.-- Lewis Carrol

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.-- John Gardner

The purpose of life is to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.-- Adapted from words by Eleanor Roosevelt

Rain is not only drops of water. It is the love of sky for earth.-- Author unknown

Lovely little ladybugs sent from heaven above. Please watch over my garden and fill it up with love.-- Author unknown

Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'-- Robin Williams

The most precious gift
We can offer others
Is our presence.
When mindfulness embraces
Those we love
They will bloom like flowers.
-- Thich Nhat Hanh

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.-- T.S. Eliot

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.-- Charles Dickens

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Walking through darkness with thoughts full of colours.-- Prajakta Mhadnak

Happiness is a warm puppy. -- Charles M. Schulz

One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.-- Henry Miller

Your heart is full of fertile seeds, waiting to sprout.-- Morihei Ueshiba

The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.-- Robert Tew

As perfume to the flower, so is kindness to speech.-- Katherine Francke

Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.-- Winston Churchill

Colour is God’s way of making life more interesting. -- Garth Catterall, Heart

A Life that touches others goes on forever. -- Unknown

The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it. -- J.M.Barrie, Peter Pa

Mirror flows the river, into glorious lakes abound,
Wondrous mountains, age-old fountain, springing forth from ancient ground
Timeless splendor, I surrender where the forest creatures live to play.
Water falling, foothills calling, “Go ahead and make my day.
-- Andy Christen, Mirror

Reunion reveals friendship potential that haven't yet been emerged in the past. -- Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. -- Maya Angelou

Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons. -- Jim Bishop

Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world. -- David McCullough

The night opens the flowers in secret and allows the day to get thanks. -- Rabindranath Tagore

A cloud hangs over the peak
Like breath
Fresh and beautiful.
A puff of white
As if blown from a peace pipe.
-- Delaina J. Miller, Mountain High

She was a wildflower in love with the sun.  -- Melanie Koulouris

Grace is the fruit of gratitude. -- Lailah Gifty Akita

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. -- RColin Powell

Nothing happens until first we dream. -- Carl Sandburg

We are made for loving. If we don’t love, we will be like plants without water. -- Desmond Tutu

All that glisters is not gold. -- William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

Happiness is perfume you can't pour on others without getting a few drops for yourself. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love.  --Sophia Loren

Autumn… the year's last, loveliest smile.  -- William Cullen Bryant

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience.Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.-- Hal Borland

Friends are the sailors who guide your rickety boat safely across the dangerous waters of life.-- Sare and Cate

The pine stays green in winter…wisdom in hardship.-- Norman Douglas

I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.-- L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

The only thing in your hands is your life —make it as rich as possible.-- Osho

Autumn… the year's last, loveliest smile.  -- William Cullen Bryant

A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness. -- Albert Einstein

There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul. -- Victor Hugo

True beauty is the energy you give out, and that comes through being HAPPY.-- Cindy Crawford

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.-- Rabindranath Tagore

Each sunrise gives hope to your dreams and light to your plans. -- William Ngwako Maphoto

We must not only obtain Wisdom: we must enjoy her. -- Marcus Tullius Cicero, Selected Works

It never will rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant trees. -- G. Eliot

Life’s a climb. But the view is great. -- Miley Cyrus

Laughter is the joyous universal evergreen of life! -- Abraham Lincoln

Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears. -- John Lennon

Summertime is always the best of what might be. -- Charles Bowden

Because there's nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it's sent away. -- Sarah Kay

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. -- Phyllis Diller

The sea will grant each man new hope, and sleep will bring dreams of home. -- Christopher Columbus

Never be so busy as not to think of others.  -- Mother Teresa, 'The Joy in Loving: A Guide to Daily Living'

“A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.” -- John Lubbock, 'The Use of Life'

When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty, my only response is that I am grateful that I have a cup! -- Unknown Author

The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace. -- Kate Chopin

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability. -- Sam Keen

Life is a great adventure or nothing. -- Helen Keller

Love is like a tree, it grows of its own accord, it puts down deep roots into our whole being. -- Victor Hugo

Your path is your character defining itself more and more every day. -- Jodie Foster

Respect for the world begins with respect for the human body. -- Pope Francis

Work hard, stay positive, and get up early. It’s the best part of the day. -- George Allen, Sr.

Love is like a tree, it grows of its own accord, it puts down deep roots into our whole being. -- Victor Hugo

Do anything, but let it produce joy. -- Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. -- Audrey Hepburn

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art. -- Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Time, as it grows old, teaches all things. -- Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

Clear stream
flowing like rhyme...
down the rocks of old age,
transporting the strong smell of sage
for wage!
-- Andrew Crisci

I love the sweet smell of dawn – our unique daily opportunity to smell time, to smell opportunity – each morning being, a new beginning. -- Emme Woodhull-Bäche

We read to know we’re not alone. -- William Nicholson, Shadowlands

Laughter is a sunbeam of the soul. -- Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain

Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing. -- Seneca

A cup of tea is an excuse to share great thoughts with great minds. -- Cristina Re

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. -- Khalil Gibran

A wise man never loses anything if he has himself. -- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Give, said the little stream,
Give, oh give, give, oh give,
As it hurried down the hill.
I am small, I know, but wherever I go
The fields grow greener still.
--  Fanny Crosby, "Give, said the little stream"

Don’t wait for someone to bring your flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul. -- Luther Burbank

A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just. -- Pope Francis

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. -- Eleanor Roosevelt

The rainbow fish shared his scales left and right. And the more he gave away the more delighted he became. -- Marcus Pfister, "The Rainbow Fish"

I am unfolding.
Gently shedding the layers,
Fragile like butterfly wings.
Becoming something new.
These growing pains,
I feel each shift in my bones
The necessary movements.
I know I must first survive the darkness,
In order to find the light.
Like a lotus through the mud.
-- Jamie Hunt

A loving companion is always nice to have by one’s side.-- Unknown autho

Looking out over the lake, I felt enveloped in the most peaceful, loving utopia. -- Laurie Kahn

The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spread in all direction -- Chanakya

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. -- Francis Bacon

I never get tired of the blue sky. -- Vincent Van Gogh

Sunny morning---
the last dew drop
still clings to a flower
a tiny rainbow
on its wings---
a busy humming bird
the purple pleasure
from flower to flower---
dripping nectar
breakfast table---
sweet sound and scent
filling the air
-- Aristotle

Sunny morning---
the last dew drop
still clings to a flower
a tiny rainbow
on its wings---
a busy humming bird
the purple pleasure
from flower to flower---
dripping nectar
breakfast table---
sweet sound and scent
filling the air
-- Kash

I remind myself to be kind to myself and … to treat myself in the same gentle way I'd want to treat a daughter of mine.
-- Emma Stone

A Mother knows what her child’s gone through, even if she didn’t see it herself. -- Pramodeya Ananta Toer

Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!"-- Robin Williams

The word “listen” contains the same letters as the word “silent”. -- Alfred Brendel

The breath of life is in the sunlight and the hand of life is in the wind.  -- Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

All the flowers  of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today. -- Indian Proverb

Simply sailing in a new direction you could enlarge the world. -- Allen Curnow

When you're the ocean you just love to wave at people. -- Anthony T. Hincks

Getting out of your own concerns and caring about someone else’s life for a while remind you that you are not the center of the universe. -- Natalie Portman

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.
More -- Kahlil Gibran

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. -- Thomas Jefferson

I live in a world of yellow and green,
An abundance of colors rarely seen,
With swirling seas of silver and gold,
And crystal mountain tops never foretold,
Sky of amber and clouds of peach,
I picture myself on a pink satin beach.
So open your eyes and let the colors shine through,
As the colors were made for me and for you.
-- Noel J. Hampson, Colors

Begin each day with a little courage, a little curiosity, and a little spring in your step. -- Doe Zantamata

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy. They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.-- Marcel Proust

The happiest thing in the world is to struggle for a noble ideal. -- Socrates

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. -- Charles Dickens

Like Branches on a tree, we grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one. -- Unknown

At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet. -- Plato

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

Ease up on yourselves. Have some compassion for yourself as well as for others. There’s no such thing as perfection, and life is not a race. -- Doug Marlette

Use your knowledge and your heart to stand up for those who can’t stand. Speak for those who can’t speak. -- Julie Andrews

Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer. -- Walter Scott

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
-- Alfred Lord Tennyson

An achievement is not a finish line; it's a checkpoint on a far greater journey. -- Tom Fletcher

A flower is there to bloom and make the earth beautiful and full of the joy of life. -- Debasish Mridha

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. -- Plutarch

We’re all snatching precious moments from the peaceful jaws of time. -- Cressida Cowell

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. -- Walter Winchell

The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No bird soarsToo high,If he soarsWith his own wingsShould never crave the rose. -- William Blake

But he that dares not grasp the thorn Should never crave the rose. -- Anne Bronte

Anytime I feel lost, I pull out a map and stare. I stare until I have reminded myself that life is a giant adventure, so much to do, to see. -- Angelina Jolie

If you are cold, tea will warm you;
if you are too heated, it will cool you;
If you are depressed, it will cheer you;
If you are excited, it will calm you.
-- William Ewart Gladstone

A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.-- Henry David Thoreau

A quiet conscience makes one strong.-- Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving. -- Mother Teresa

We don’t meet people by accident. They are meant to cross our path for a reason. -- Unknown

For my part, I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream. --  Vincent Van Gogh

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience -- Ralph Woldo Emerson

People stay married because they want to, not because the doors are locked. -- Paul Newman

O sapphire lake amid autumnal mountains,
With fire of aspens round about you burning,
I would my love and I were now returning,
Perchance to leave you never—

To dwell with you, and know the mountain seasons,
The fleeing cloud, the cliff and pine eternal,
The fall of leaf and snow and blossom vernal
Upon your placid waters.
-- Clark Ashton Smith, The Autumn Lake

Don’t waste your time looking back on what you’ve lost. Move on, for life is not meant to be traveled backwards. -- Unknown Author

In all the world
There’s nothing like
The sound of falling snow—
The only noise
I’ve ever known
That makes the clocks move slow;
The only sound
That sweeps away
The din of city streets;
And wraps around,
In soft embrace,
’Most everyone it meets;
A sound that’s not
A sound at all—
A quiet, soft and dear,
That comforts all
The sleepy souls
Who sit, and watch, and hear.
-- Barbara Vance, White Noise

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations. -- Oscar Wilde, 'A Woman of No Importance'

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. --  Albert Einstein

Just knowing you're not alone is often enough to kindle hope amid tragic circumstances. -- - Richelle E. Goodrich, 'Smile Anyway'

You don’t love someone because they’re perfect; you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not. -- Jodi Picoult, 'My Sister’s Keeper'

You can’t hide your true colours as you approach the autumn of your life. -- unknown

In a gentle way, you can shake the world. -- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest. -- William Blake

To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life. --  Robert Louis Stevenson, Familiar Studies of Men and Books

We can’t give up trying. The fight was worth it. -- Hillary Clinton

The point of creative expression is not fame or fortune but creative expression itself. -- Russel Crowe

We can do no great things, only small things with great love. -- Mother Teresa

I think relationships are work, but love is a gift. -- Anne Hathaway

Pay attention to rainbows, and snowflakes, Butterflies and the songs of birds. the crash of storm-driven waves and the mirror-surface of a quiet pond. Let the depths of nature become a part of your innermost being. -- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Grant that I may radiate Thy Light, Thy Love,
Thy Healing, Thy Joy, and Thy Peace
to all those around me
and all those in my thoughts
this day and ever more.
--  Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The time is always right to do what is right. -- Martin Luther King Jr.

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. -- Auguste Rodin

The beauty of the mountains,
Sparks creativity,
In hearts and souls,
Of young and old,
For all the world to see.
-- Pamela Joyce Randolph

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot. -- Charlie Chaplin

Saints can be happy under every circumstance. --  Russell M. Nelson

Be like the bird that,pausing in her flightawhile on boughstoo slight, feels them give way beneath her,and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings. --  Victor Hugo

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower -- Albert Camus

The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves. -- Steven Spielberg

When you can't remember why you're hurt, that's when you're healed. - Jane Fonda

Having a place to go – is a home. Having someone to love – is a family. Having both – is a blessing. -- Donna Hedges

Tough times don't last, tough people do, remember? -- Gregory Peck

Only peaceful mind live peaceful lives. -- Liam Gregory

When two people love each other, they don't look at each other, they look in the same direction. -- Ginger Rogers

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, ‘I’m possible’! -- Audrey Hepburn

Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient onto love. -- Khalil Gibran

The moon stays bright when it doesn’t avoid the night -- Rumi

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark. -- Rabindranath Tagore

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. -- Sophia Loren

Patience and diligence, like faith, remove mountains. -- Goldie Hawn

Curiosity is a really important aspect of staying young or youthful. -- Goldie Hawn

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. -- Samuel Johnson

Be happy. Not because everything is good, but because you can see the good side of everything. -- Romain Rolland

Life is not sad, but it has sad moments. -- Romain Rolland

Don’t start your day with the broken pieces of yesterday. Every morning we wake up is the first day of the rest of our life. -- unknown author

Compromise: the art of dividing a cake so that everyone thinks they got the biggest piece. -- unknown author

A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. -- Colin Powel

Having a place to go – is a home. Having someone to love – is a family. Having both – is a blessing. -- Donna Hedges

Take every chance you get in life, because some things only happen once. -- unknown author

Flowers are the music of the ground; from earth’s lip spoken without sound. -- from

Life is like a butterfly. You go through changes before you become something beautiful. -- from

Affection is when you see someone’s strength; love is when you accept someone’s flaws.  -- from the movie

Remember, without the difficult times in your life, you wouldn’t be who you are today. Be grateful for the good and the bad. - Steven Aitchison

Life is like a pond, and every decision and act we commit, good or bad, is a pebble flung into it. The ripples spread in widening circles. - "An Echo in the Darkness" , Francine Rivers

A simple act of caring creates an endless ripple.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. -  Winston Churchill

The tree of silence bears the fruit of peace -- picture

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand. -- Mother Teresa

We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you. -- Walt Whitman

A day without laughter is a day wasted. -- Charlie Chaplin

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. -- Marcus Aurelius

Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light -- “One Day”, Yogi Bhajan 

Affection is when you see someone’s strength; love is when you accept someone’s flaws. -- from the movie “One Day”

Life has all sorts of hills and valleys, and sometimes you don't end up doing what you had your heart set out on, but sometimes that's even better! -- Ruth Buzz

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. -- Ernest Hemingway

The formula of happiness and success is just being actually yourself, in the most vivid possible way you can. --  Meryl Streep

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.  --  from the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

To live is to smile at the present, to look toward posterity over the wall. -- Victor Hugo

You give but little when you give of your possessions, it is when you give of yourself that you truly give. -- Khalil Gibran

In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explodes, and every sunset is different. --   "The Winter of Our Discontent", John Steinbeck,

Only if you find peace within yourself will you find true connection with others. -- from the movie "Before Sunrise"

If there is a virtue in the world at which we should always aim, it is cheerfulness. -- Edward Bulwer-Lytton

You don't stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing. -- George Bernard Shaw

Use the talents you possess - for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except for the best. -- Henry Van Dyke

The earth together with its surrounding waters must in fact have such a shape as its shadow reveals, for it eclipses the moon with the arc of a perfect circle. -- Nicolaus Copernicus

Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you'll start to see a big difference in your life. -- Yoko Ono

There is no greater heaven than the heart of a loving mother. -- Bangambiki Habyarimana

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. — Kahlil Gibran

Those who sow the seeds of blessings shall harvest plentiful blessings.— Cheng Yen

In the cherry blossom's shade; there's no such thing as a stranger. ― ISSA

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. ― Ernest Hemingway

Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.— Bruce Lee

You don't stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing. ― George Bernard Shaw

Spring is the time to bloom like a flower with all our beauty. ― Debasish Mridha 

Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you'll start to see a big difference in your life. ― Yoko Ono