Quotations

   
Quotations are the heart and soul of our site, for they're what first inspired us to start.
We tend to go past quotations, though, and look at just as many short passages,
for we're trying to go a bit deeper and present material that will be valuable
to our visitors.  We consider our pages to comprise one of the most extensive
collections of positive quotations anywhere, whether online or in print form,
and these pages have been over a decade in the making--and they continue to grow
constantly with the passage of time.  Please enjoy!
(Some notes about our quotations are available here.)

The wisdom of the wise and the experience
of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.

Benjamin Disraeli

        

Table of Contents
   

abundance

acceptance - acceptance 2 - acceptance 3

achievement
achievement 2

action - action 2
action 3

action 4
action 5

adversity - adversity 2
adversity 3

adversity 4
adversity 5

advertising
(
an obstacle)

advice

aging - aging 2
aging 3

ambition

America

anger  (an obstacle)
anger 2

anticipation

anxiety

apathy  (an obstacle)

appreciation

arrogance
(an obstacle)

art

attitude - attitude 2
attitude 3

authenticity

awakening

awareness
awareness 2

awareness 3
awareness 4

awareness 5

 

awe

balance

beauty - beauty 2

beauty 3 - beauty 4
beauty 5

 

being yourself

beliefs
beliefs 2

 

body

boundaries

brooding (an obstacle)

busyness
(an obstacle)

caring

celebration

challenges

change (an obstacle)
change 2

character
character 2

character 3
character 4

charity

children - children 2
children 3

children 4
children 5

choices  (an obstacle)

Christianity - Christianity 2
Christianity 3 - Christianity 4

coincidence

commitment

common sense

community
community 2

community 3
community 4

comparison
(an obstacle)

compassion
compassion 2

competition

complaining
(an obstacle)

compliments

compromise

confidence
confidence 2

conformity
(an obstacle)

 

conscience

contentment

control
(an obstacle)

cooperation

courage
courage 2

covetousness
(an obstacle)

creativity
creativity 2

creativity 3

crisis

criticism
(an obstacle)

cruelty
(an obstacle)

death
death 2

decisions

desire
(an obstacle)

determination
determination 2

disappointment

discipline

discouragement
(an obstacle)

diversity

doubt
(an obstacle)

dreams
dreams 2

earth

education

ego

emotions

encouragement

enlightenment

 

enthusiasm

envy
(an obstacle)

eternity

ethics

example

exercise

experience

failure , failure 2
(an obstacle)

faith
faith 2

fame
(an obstacle)

family
family 2

fate

fathers

fault-finding
(an obstacle)

fear
(an obstacle)

 

feelings

The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you
good thoughts.  They also make you anxious to read
the authors and look for more.

Winston Churchill

finances
(an obstacle)

flowers

forgiveness
forgiveness 2

freedom
freedom 2

friendship - friendship 2
friendship 3

frustration

fun

the future

the garden of life

 

gardening

generosity

gentleness

giving
giving 2

goals

God - God 2

God 3 - God 4
God 5 - God 6

goodness
goodness 2

grace

gratitude
gratitude 2
gratitude 3

greatness

greed
(an obstacle)

grief
(an obstacle)

growing up

guilt
(an obstacle)

habit

happiness
happiness 2

happiness 3
happiness 4

hatred
(an obstacle)

healing

health
(an obstacle)

heart

helpfulness
helpfulness 2

home

honesty

hope
hope 2

hospitality

humility
humility 2

hurry
(an obstacle)

ideals

identity

idleness
(an obstacle)

idolatry
(an obstacle)

ignorance
(an obstacle)

illusion

imagination

impatience

independence

individuality

 

inner child

inspiration

integrity

intimacy

 

introspection

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intuition

jealousy
(an obstacle)

the journey of life

joy - joy 2

judgment
(an obstacle)

karma

kindness
kindness 2

knowledge

language

 

laughter

laughter and humor

law of attraction

laziness
(an obstacle)

leadership
leadership 2

learning

letting go

life - life 2
life 3 - life 4
 

life 5 - life 6

listening

loneliness
(an obstacle)

  love - love 2
love 3 - love 4

love 5 - love 6

lying
(an obstacle)

magic

 

marriage

materialism
(an obstacle)

meanness
(an obstacle)

meditation

mindfulness

miracles

mistakes
(an obstacle)

mistrust
(an obstacle)

 

moderation

money

mothers

motivation

music

mystery

 

Native American Wisdom

Native American Wisdom 2

nature - nature 2
nature 3

negative attitude
(an obstacle)

now  -  now 2
now 3

oneness
oneness 2

open-mindedness

opportunity
opportunity 2

optimism

pain
(an obstacle)

parents

passion

the past

patience

I quote others only the better to understand myself.

Michel de Montaigne

peace
peace 2

perfectionism
(an obstacle)

perseverance

perspective
perspective 2

perspective 3
perspective 4

perspective 5
perspective 6

pessimism
(an obstacle)

play

poetry

positive thoughts

possessions
(an obstacle)

potential

poverty

power

praise

prayer - prayer 2
prayer 3 - prayer 4

prejudice

pride
(an obstacle)

 

principle
principle 2

problems

progress

prosperity

purpose

reading

recreation

reflection

relationships

religion
religion 2

reputation

resentment
(an obstacle)

respect

responsibility

rest

revenge
(an obstacle)

risk
(an obstacle)

role models

running

 

ruts

sadness
sadness 2

safety
(an obstacle)

the seasons of life

self - self 2
self 3 - self 4

self-love

self-pity
(an obstacle)

self-reliance

self-respect

selfishness

serving others

shame
(an obstacle)

silence
silence 2

simplicity

 

slowing down

smiles

solitude (an obstacle)
solitude 2
- solitude 3

sorrow

spirit
spirit 2

stories

strength

stress
(an obstacle)

stupidity
(an obstacle)

success - success 2
success 3

suffering

talent

the tapestry of life

teachers

teaching

thoughts
(an obstacle)

time

today - today 2
today 3

tolerance

traditions

trees

trust

truth
truth 2

unfulfilled dreams
(an obstacle)

unity
(see oneness)

values

vanity
(an obstacle)

 

virtue

vulnerability

walking

war

wealth

weight issues
(an obstacle)

wisdom
wisdom 2

women

 

wonder

work
work 2

 

worry
(an obstacle)

worship
worship 2

youth

spring

summer

autumn

winter

thoughts on
September 11

Suggested Readings

Christmas
Christmas 2

Thanksgiving

New Year

   Zen Sayings
and Stories

more Zen

A few notes about our quotations:  First of all, we don't count them.  We honestly don't care how many there are.  All it takes is for one important idea to take root in our consciousness for us to learn, to grow, and to change, and what's important to us is that we present a broad array of thoughts and ideas--but knowing just how many there are can do nothing to improve the experience of a visitor to the site.
   That said, our second note is that we don't necessarily agree with everything that you'll find on this site.  We do recognize, though, that every single person on this planet is in a unique place in his or her journey, and will need to hear and learn different things.  If this site is to be useful to a broad spectrum of people, then, it's important to present thoughts and ideas that may help people in various stages of growth.  Besides, the fact that we don't agree with something today doesn't necessarily mean that we won't agree with it tomorrow.
   Third, as mentioned on our main page, none of the ideas here are presented as rules or absolute laws.  They are presented as ideas, and you may take from them what you will.
   Finally, a note about the layout.  The quotes aren't separated and presented in separate fonts for the sake of decoration.  We use different fonts and colors for a very specific reason:  to isolate each thought so that it can be considered on its own, so that it can have its own personality and be taken by its own measure.  Many sites offer quotations in long lists using the same font, the same font size, and the same color.  This is fine.  But we often find that when the words are presented in that way, thoughts from different people tend to become too similar to each other, running into each other and losing their identity.  Our attempt to present each thought as unique in font and layout is simply an attempt to help the reader to keep each thought separate in his or her mind.  We know that it helps us to see them this way, and we hope that it helps others.
   We are continually adding new ideas and new thoughts.  The site that you visit today is not the same site that was here one year ago, or one month ago.  If you return in two months, it will be different once more.  You may not see or recognize all of the changes, depending on which pages you visit, but changes are being made almost every single day that passes, and we sincerely hope that these changes are for the better, to provide a broader range of ideas that can help us all to grow and mature as we make our ways through life.
   Finally, we sincerely thank you for your visit.  You are the reason this site exists, and we hope and pray that it will be useful for you.  We sincerely believe that the people whose words are here wrote or spoke those words in order to be helpful to others, and we pass them along in that spirit.  So thank you for your visit, and thank you for being you!

   
    
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Pages devoted to obstacles that we encounter in life:

advertising

anger

apathy

arrogance

brooding

busyness

change

change 2

choices

comparison

complaining

conformity

control

covetousness

criticism

cruelty

desire

discouragement

 

doubt

envy

failure

failure 2

fame

fault-finding

 

fear

finances

greed

grief

 

guilt

hatred

health

hurry

idleness

The things in life we call obstacles are mostly the experiences
we find ourselves unable or unwilling to welcome.

Christina Feldman

idolatry

ignorance

 

impatience

 

jealousy

judgment

laziness

loneliness

lying

materialism

 

meanness

mistakes

mistrust

negative attitude

pain

perfectionism

pessimism

possessions

prejudice

pride

resentment

revenge

risk

safety

self-pity

shame

sickness

solitude

stress

stupidity

thoughts

trust

unfulfilled dreams

vanity

weight issues

worry

 

 

     
    

  

  

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