God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?"
~William A. Ward
When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?
The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.
~John E. Southard
Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture.
You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.
For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people, nor does it mean having a low opinion of your own gifts. It means freedom from thinking about yourself at all. ~William Temple
It is always the secure who are humble.
~Gilbert Keith Chesterton
When science discovers the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to find they are not it.
None are so empty as those who are full of themselves.
A man may do an immense deal of good, if he does not care who gets the credit for it.
The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water. ~Sigmund Freud
If the mind, that rules the body, ever so far forgets itself as to trample on its slave, the slave is never generous enough to forgive the injury, but will rise and smite the oppressor.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The mind is like a trunk: if well-packed, it holds almost every thing; if ill-packed, next to nothing.
~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827
Men are not prisoners of fate, but prisoners of their own minds.
~Franklin D. Roosevelt
Sometimes it's harder to attain inner silence than outer silence. The dog stopped barking and the kids have gone to bed, but your mind has a lot to talk about and it knows you can't pretend you're not at home.
The Brain - is wider than the Sky -
For - put them side by side -
The one the other will contain
With ease - and You - beside....
The Brain is just the weight of God -
For - Heft them - Pound for Pound -
And they will differ - if they do -
As Syllable from Sound.