Words To Live By

``To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"It's not the load that breaks you down, it's how you carry it." ~Lena Horne
~Live Your Own Truth~
"I'm not concerned at present with blame; I am trying to find out truth." ~C.S. Lewis

We do not choose our friends because they embody all the pleasant qualities of humanity, but because they are the people that they are. ~~GH Hardy

"Those who follow the greater part of themselves become great humans." -Mengzi

"If everything must have a cause, then God must have a cause. If there can be anything without a cause, it may just as well be the world as God, so that there cannot be any validity in that argument." ~Bertrand Russell

We do not know our own souls, let alone the souls of
others. Human beings do not go hand in hand the whole
stretch of the way. There is a virgin forest in each. A snowfield
where even the print of birds’ feet is unknown. Here
we go alone, and like it better so.

"Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart, give yourself to it." -Buddha

"In the depths of winter, I finally learned there was within me an invincible summer." -Albert Camus

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The most important thing to remember is this: To be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become." -W.E.B. DuBois

"Greater creativity, conviction and a sense of our true calling to life often spring forth from the darkest periods of suffering." -Susan Skog

"I would rather live in a world where life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it." -Harry Emerson Fosdick 

The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives. Albert Einstein.

Let us live for the beauty of our own reality. Charles Lamb