FAVORITE QUOTES by The Wise Prophet, Gary Bahr and Others
“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Wayne Dyer
Stock quotes are not as valuable as these quotes. ~ Gary Bahr
“One never ceases to make a hero of one’s self (in private).” ~ Mark Twain, The Gilded Age
“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
“Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women. When it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it. The Bill of Rights, without our collective devotion, is a hollow shell.” ~ Judge Lerned Hand
“Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.” ~ Oscar Ameringer
Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly and for the same reason.
Law of absolute right: Right action gets right results, whereas wrong action gets wrong results!
When you forgive, you love; and when you love God’s love shines on you! – Into the Wild (Movie)
Happiness only real when shared – Into the Wild (Movie)
Silence is consent.
“The only disability in life is a bad attitude”. – Scot Hamilton
Happiness is a choice.
The best things in life aren’t things.
Everyone smiles in the same language.
A soft answer turns away wrath.
Minds are like parachutes. They only function when open.
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust our sails.
He who laughs…lasts.
The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything.
They make the best of everything.
It takes both rain and sunshine to make a rainbow.
Kindness is like a boomerang, it always returns.
He who sows courtesy reaps friendship.
Some people make the world more special just by being in it.
Politeness is a small price to pay for the goodwill and affection of others.
A memory is a treasure that survives.
“He who endeavors to serve, to benefit, and improve the world, is like a swimmer, who struggles against a rapid current, in a river lashed into angry waves by the winds. Often they roar over his head, often they beat him back and baffle him. Most men yield…” ~ Albert Pike
Where all men think alike, no one thinks very much. ~ Walter Lippmann
More of Leo Buscaglia:
A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.
Change is the end result of all true learning. ~ Leo Buscaglia
Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time… It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other. ~ Leo Buscaglia
Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.
Don’t smother each other. No one can grow in the shade.
I believe that you control your destiny, that you can be what you want to be. You can also stop and say, No, I won’t do it, I won’t behave his way anymore. I’m lonely and I need people around me, maybe I have to change my methods of behaving and then you do it. ~ Leo Buscaglia
I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate – it’s apathy. It’s not giving a damn. ~ Leo Buscaglia
I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things… I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind. ~ Leo Buscaglia
I’ve always thought that people need to feel good about themselves and I see my role as offering support to them, to provide some light along the way. ~ Leo Buscaglia
If I don’t have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance.
If we wish to free ourselves from enslavement, we must choose freedom and the responsibility this entails. ~ Leo Buscaglia
It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them. ~ Leo Buscaglia
Life lived for tomorrow will always be just a day away from being realized. ~ Leo Buscaglia
Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie’s man’s only promise. ~ Leo Buscaglia
Love is always bestowed as a gift – freely, willingly and without expectation. We don’t love to be loved; we love to love.
Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself. ~ Leo Buscaglia
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life. ~ Leo Buscaglia
Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations.
Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong. ~ Leo Buscaglia
The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don’t let them put you in that position. ~ Leo Buscaglia
The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
We all need each other. ~ Leo Buscaglia
We are no longer puppets being manipulated by outside powerful forces: we become the powerful force ourselves. ~ Leo Buscaglia
What love we’ve given, we’ll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity. ~ Leo Buscaglia
What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life. ~ Leo Buscaglia
Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. ~ Leo Buscaglia
Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God. ~ Leo Buscaglia
The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once. ~ Albert Einstein