Quotes I like

This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.John Muir, naturalist, explorer, and writer 

All know that the drop merges into the ocean but few know that the ocean merges into the drop.Kabir, reformer and poet

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed-door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.Helen Keller, author and lecturer

The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character.Walter Scott, novelist and poet

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author and aviator

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. –Leonardo da Vinci, painter, engineer, musician, and scientist

Absence diminishes commonplace passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and kindles fire.Francois, duc de La Rochefoucauld, moralist

Trusting in GOD won’t make the mountain smaller,but will make climbing easier.Do not ask Him for a lighter load, but ask Him for a stronger back. Unknown

The greatest weapon anyone can use against us is our own mind. By preying on the doubts and uncertainties that already lurk there. Are we true to ourselves, or do we live for the expectations of others? And if we are open and honest…can we truly be loved? Can we find the courage to release our deepest secrets…or in the end, are we all unknowable? Even to ourselves. From a friend status message

No man should judge unless he asks himself in absolute honesty whether in a similar situation he might not have done the same.Viktor Frankl, author, neurologist and psychiatrist, Holocaust survivor

The only reason I won’t let go of what is making me sad is because it was the only thing that made me happy.- Anonymous

The best years of life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. Albert Ellis

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. Helen Adams Keller, lecturer and author

If we were to one day encounter a form of life more powerful and intelligent than our own, and it regarded us as we regard fish, what would be our argument against being eaten?  Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals

A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest,remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he remakes it in his own image. Joan Didion, essayist

Sometimes we so much hope for things to be real that we never really can muster up enough courage to check if the hope is false or true!! Anonymous (From a friend’s status message) 

Pursue something so important that even if you fail, the world is better off with you having tried. Tim O’Reilly