If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.
Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance.
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Believe you can and you’re halfway there.
The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.
Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.
Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.
Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
The books that help you most are those which make you think that most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty.
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it.
I am so fresh in soul and spirit that life gushes and bubbles around me in a thousand springs.
The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.
Love and desire are the spirit’s wings to great deeds.
Belief creates the actual fact.
Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.
I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.
What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.
When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.
Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.
The handicap of deafness is not in the ear; it is in the mind.
I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.
Out of difficulties grow miracles.
Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.
Light tomorrow with today!
Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
Of all things visible, the highest is the heaven of the fixed stars.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.
One today is worth two tomorrows.
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment.
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
I would say I’m an inspirational guidelines book. You can take my life story or scenarios or songs and relate to them and apply them to your everyday life.
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.
If there were no night, we would not appreciate the day, nor could we see the stars and the vastness of the heavens. We must partake of the bitter with the sweet. There is a divine purpose in the adversities we encounter every day. They prepare, they purge, they purify, and thus they bless.
I believe it is in my nature to dance by virtue of the beat of my heart, the pulse of my blood and the music in my mind.
Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon… must inevitably come to pass!
How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.
What we think, we become.
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.
The bird is powered by its own life and by its motivation.
Keep all special thoughts and memories for lifetimes to come. Share these keepsakes with others to inspire hope and build from the past, which can bridge to the future.
Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig.
A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere.
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!
Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.
We know what we are, but know not what we may be.
If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.
Happiness is the natural flower of duty.
Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.
Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been.
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
You change your life by changing your heart.
Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for?
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
Reach for it. Push yourself as far as you can.
Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.
What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Try to be like the turtle – at ease in your own shell.
With self-discipline most anything is possible.
Love the moment and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries.
Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom.
Of all human activities, man’s listening to God is the supreme act of his reasoning and will.
I dwell in possibility.
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
We have it in our power to begin the world over again.
As people are walking all the time, in the same spot, a path appears.
Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.
It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.
If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.
I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.
A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don’t know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox’s or bear’s, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there.
Every man’s life is a fairy tale written by God’s fingers.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.
Once I knew only darkness and stillness… my life was without past or future… but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living.
And above all things, never think that you’re not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning.
The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
Your personal life, your professional life, and your creative life are all intertwined. I went through a few very difficult years where I felt like a failure. But it was actually really important for me to go through that. Struggle, for me, is the most inspirational thing in the world at the end of the day – as long as you treat it that way.
A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.
Look at a football field. It looks like a big movie screen. This is theatre. Football combines the strategy of chess. It’s part ballet. It’s part battleground, part playground. We clarify, amplify and glorify the game with our footage, the narration and that music, and in the end create an inspirational piece of footage.
Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.
The undertaking of a new action brings new strength.
If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.
Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future.
Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’
Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.
A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.
Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
Each day provides its own gifts.
Today is the only day. Yesterday is gone.
The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
God sleeps in the minerals, awakens in plants, walks in animals, and thinks in man.
We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.
Let us dream of tomorrow where we can truly love from the soul, and know love as the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation.
The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.
I love those who yearn for the impossible.
The things that we love tell us what we are.
Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.
Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment.
Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul.
If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.
The only journey is the one within.
Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
Reach for the stars.
Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars.
From its brilliancy everything is illuminated.
If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.
In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself.
From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.
I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.
Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.
Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
The best way out is always through.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
When deeds speak, words are nothing.
There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
Your ordinary acts of love and hope point to the extraordinary promise that every human life is of inestimable value.
Ideas shape the course of history.
You don’t look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.
If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride – and never quit, you’ll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards.
Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.
I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.
I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine.
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
Your heart is full of fertile seeds, waiting to sprout.
When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.
To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with him.
Prayer is man’s greatest power!
You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past.