Suffolk County, Long Island
Shards of Truth
Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix.
- Christina Baldwin
posted December 30, 2007
A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
posted December 23, 2007
There is no shame in not knowing, the shame lies in not finding out.
- Russian Proverb
posted December 16, 2007
In order to find your way you sometimes have to get lost. So you might as well enjoy the view.
posted December 9, 2007
If you cultivate a healthy poverty and simplicity, so that finding a penny will literally make your day, then, since the world is in fact planted with pennies, you have with your poverty bought a lifetime of days. Itís that simple. What you see is what you get.
- Annie Dillard
posted December 2, 2007
What will happen will happen; whether one is afraid, or not.
posted November 25, 2007
May the sun bring you new energy by day,
May the moon softly restore you by night,
May the rain wash away your worries,
May the breeze blow new strength into your being,
May you walk gently through the world and know
its beauty all the days of your life.
- Apache Blessing
posted November 18, 2007
Habit, laziness, and fear conspire to keep us comfortably within the familiar.
- Jane Hirschfield
posted November 11, 2007
If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation,
it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself.
- Charles M. Schulz
posted November 4, 2007
If Taoism isn't fun, it isn't Taoism.
posted October 28, 2007
You think wisdom is a flower for you to pluck. It is a mountain, and it must be climbed.
posted October 21, 2007
Even though you are alone in a dark room
Conduct yourself as though you were facing a noble guest .
posted October 14, 2007
Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events not of words. Trust movement.
- Alfred Adler
posted October 7, 2007
Life is not a struggle. Itís a wiggle.
- Fortune Cookie Fortune
posted September 23, 2007
Freedom and discipline are flip sides of the same coin.
posted September 16, 2007
Where there is hatred, let me sow Love. Where there is injury, Pardon. Were there is error, Truth. Where there is discord, Harmony. Where there is doubt, Faith. Where there is despair, Hope. Where there is darkness, Light. Where there is sorrow, Joy.
- St. Francis of Assisi
posted September 9, 2007
Man is buffeted by circumstance so long as he believes himself to be the creature of outside conditions, but when he realizes that he is a creative power, and that he may command the hidden soil and seeds of his being out of which circumstances grow,
he then becomes the rightful master of himself.
- James Allen, As a Man Thinketh
posted September 2, 2007
There is no disgrace in losing; only in winning without honor.
posted August 26, 2007
Those who serve life adapt to changes as they act. Changes arise from the times, those who know the times do not have fixed ways. Therefore I say,
"Ways can be guides, but not fixed paths; names can be designated, but not fixed labels."
posted August 19, 2007
Whatever you can do,
Or dream you can do,
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Begin it now.
posted August 12, 2007
You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.
- Jack Kornfield
posted August 5, 2007
A friend is one to whom one may pour out all the contents of one's heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it,
keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.
- Arabian Proverb
posted July 29, 2007
It is never too late in fiction or in life to revise.
- Nancy Thayer
posted July 22, 2007
Evey Hammond: [reads] Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.
V: [translates] By the power of truth, I, while living, have conquered the universe.
- V is for Vendetta
posted July 15, 2007
Friendship is one mind in two bodies.
posted July 8, 2007
One should be just as careful in choosing oneís pleasures as in avoiding calamities.
- Chinese Proverb
posted July 1, 2007
We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it and stop there,
lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid.
She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again;
and that is well; but she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.
- Mark Twain
posted June 24, 2007
Happiness is when you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
- Mohandas Gandhi
posted June 17, 2007
A man should be as afraid of fame as a pig is afraid of being fat.
- Chinese Folk Saying
posted June 10, 2007
Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you suddenly know everything there is to be known.
- A. A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
posted June 3, 2007
All those who suffer in the world do so
Because of their desire for their own happiness.
All those happy in the world are so
Because of their desire for the happiness of others.
posted May 27, 2007
Ancora imparo (I am still learning).
- Michelangelo (at age 87)
posted May 20, 2007
But inevitably, the further you run from your sins,
the more exhausted you are when they catch up to you. And they do. Certain. It will not fail.
- Inside Man
posted May 13, 2007
The most important thing in music is what is not the notes.
- Pablo Casals
posted May 6, 2007
Progress, not perfection.
posted April 29, 2007
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before beginning to improve the world.
- Anne Frank
posted April 22, 2007
No one ever does it right. It has never been done perfectly.
If there even is such a possibility as perfection, we have yet to taste it.
Practice now, for it is only through the practice that we discover the direction of perfection.
- Stephen Watson
posted April 15, 2007
It is not enough to be busy. The question is, what are we busy about?
posted April 8, 2007
A fool sees not the same tree that wise man sees.
- William Blake
posted April 1, 2007
If you want to travel fast, travel alone. If you want to travel far, travel together.
- African Proverb
posted March 25, 2007
There never was a good war or a bad peace.
- Benjamin Franklin
posted March 18, 2007
To be a fool at the right time is also an art.
- Swedish Proverb
posted March 11, 2007
Only the hand that erases can write the true thing.
- Meister Eckhart
posted March 7, 2007
A king may move a man; a father may claim a son. But remember that, even when those who move you be kings or men of power, your soul is in your keeping alone. When you stand before God you cannot say "but I was told by others to do thus" or that "virtue was not convenient at the time."
This will not suffice.
- King Baldwin IV, Kingdom of Heaven
posted February 25, 2007
Is it not better to see yourself, truly, than to care how others see you?
posted February 18, 2007
Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much the heart can hold.
- Zelda Fitzgerald
posted February 11, 2007
One may explain water but the mouth will not get wet.
posted February 4, 2007
Give up all questions except one: "Who am I?" After all, the only fact you are sure of is that you are. The "I am" is certain. The "I am this" is not. Struggle to find out what you are in reality.
- Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
posted January 28, 2007
It doesn't matter where you watch life from if your gaze takes in the whole world.
- Verlyn Klinkenborg
posted January 21, 2007
Peace is the only battle worth waging.
- Albert Camus
posted January 14, 2007
Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth... Tame the dragon and the gift is yours.
- Noela Evans
posted January 7, 2007
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