The image of the morning sun in a dewdrop is not less than the sun. The reflection of life in your soul is not less than life. The dewdrop mirrors the light because it is one with light, and you reflect life because you and life are one.
– Kahlil Gibran, The Garden of the Prophet
Magnitude exists only in the finite. The concepts: less than, more than, better than, or worse than, are meaningless in The Infinite.
– Carson’s Commentary
True change doesn’t emerge just from action; it emerges from genuine understanding. Action that stems from shallow understanding turns out to be shallow action. Action that flows from deeply felt consciousness is action that can change the world.
– Marianne Williamson, A Year of Daily Wisdom
If the world were so organized that everything had to be fair, no living creature could survive for a day. The birds would be forbidden to eat worms, and everyone’s self-interest would have to be served.
– Wayne Dyer
It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
– Andrew J. Holmes, Wisdom in Small Doses
What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.
– Abraham Lincoln
A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
– Benjamin Franklin
Humility is to make a right estimate of one’s self.
– Charles Haddon Spurgeon
If I only had a little humility, I would be perfect.
– Ted Turner
There are two kinds of egotists: Those who admit it, and the rest of us.
– Laurence J. Peter
Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.
– Malcolm S. Forbes
There are a billion people in China. It’s not easy to be an individual in a crowd of more than a billion people. Think of it. More than a BILLION people. That means even if you’re a one-in-a-million type of guy, there are still a thousand guys exactly like you.
– A. Whitney Brown, The Big Picture
Don’t talk about yourself; it will be done when you leave.
– Wilson Mizner
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
– Niccolo Machiavelli
True merit, like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes.
– Edward Frederick Halifax
Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.
– Frank Leahy, Look, 10 January 1955
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
– Author Unknown
When science discovers the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to find they are not it.
– Bernard Baily
None are so empty as those who are full of themselves.
– Benjamin Whichcote
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
– François Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims
Wear your learning like your watch, in a private pocket; and do not pull it out, and strike it, merely to show that you have one.
– Lord Chesterfield
Lord, where we are wrong, make us willing to change; where we are right, make us easy to live with.
– Peter Marshall
The man who thinks he can live without others is mistaken; the one who thinks others can’t live without him is even more deluded.
– Hasidic Saying
Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought.
– Dwight Morrow
Nobody stands taller than those willing to stand corrected.
– William Safire
Modesty is the lowest of the virtues, and is a confession of the deficiency it indicates. He who undervalues himself is justly overvalued by others.
– William Hazlitt
Modesty is the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.
– Oliver Herford
Modesty: The art of encouraging people to find out for themselves how wonderful you are.
– Source Unknown
Flattery is all right so long as you don’t inhale.
– Adlai Stevenson
Kind words are the music of the world. They have a power which seems to be beyond natural causes, as if they were some angel’s song which had lost its way and come to earth.
– Frederick William Faber
Make the choice to notice the beauty which graces your day. Throughout the day stop to gaze and feel gratitude for moments of beauty in your life. This may take effort when you are experiencing dark times but it will help develop the habit of leaving the darkness behind. Beauty appreciation is the something for which you can feel gratitude rather than resentment. When this becomes your habit, you will automatically bring this sense of beauty appreciation to all life circumstances.
– Wayne Dyer, There’s a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem
Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.
When you are discouraged, you could choose to fill your mind with negative, limiting thoughts that will deepen and intensify your discouragement. Or you can use your thoughts to break free of that discouragement.
Your thoughts have incredible power because they determine how you see yourself and your situation. And your thoughts, powerful as they can be, are yours to choose.
By wisely choosing your own thoughts, you can find new positive energy even when you have previously been overwhelmed with weariness. With your choice of thoughts, the difficult, challenging situations can be transformed into grand opportunities.
Turn your thoughts around, and you can indeed turn your life around. Put positive power into your thoughts, and that power will spread to the world around you.
What you think of yourself and your world has an enormous impact on how you relate to and deal with life. And you can, in an instant, choose any thought you wish.
In this and every moment, choose the thoughts that will get you up and point you forward. Then live out the fulfillment and abundance as you surely bring those thoughts to life.
– Ralph Marston