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Words of wisdom. Sentences of positive inspiration. Words with meaning, meaning for a destination. A destination located by the arrival within. Enjoy.

  • “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” --- --- Marcel Prous

  • “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” --- Martin Buber

  • “Remember what Bilbo used to say: It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.”" ---- J.R.R. Tolkien

  • Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.” --- --- Ernest Hemingway

  • “Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” --- --- Miriam Beard

  • “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” ---- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • “If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.” ------ -Cesare Pavese

  • “If an ass goes travelling he will not come home a horse.” --- Thomas Fuller

  • “It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage.” --- Henry Ward Beecher

  • Sometimes you have to let go to see if there was anything worth holding on to.”

  • “For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.” -- Ivan Panin

  • “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” ---- --Herman Cain

  • “If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together.. there is something you must always remember. you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. but the most important thing is, even if we're apart.. i'll always be with you.” --- Winnie the Pooh

  • “To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.” --- Brandi Snyder

  • “In youth we learn; in age we understand.” --- Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach

  • “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” --- Leonardo da Vinci

  • “We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” ---Charles R. Swindoll

  • " Each person has an ideal, a hope, a dream which represents the soul. We must give to it the warmth of love, the light of understanding and the essence of encouragement." ---- -- Colby Dorr

  • "The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." --- Franklin D. Roosevelt

  • “When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.” --- “To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.”

  • “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ---- -- Jalal ad-Din Rumi

  • “Every wall is a door.” --- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Remember that happiness is a way of travel - not a destination." -- Roy M. Goodman

  • "To become acquainted with kindness one must be prepared to learn new things and feel new feelings. Kindness is more than a philosophy of the mind. It is a philosophy of the spirit." ---- Robert J. Furey

  • "Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you."---- Carl Sandburg

  • "Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live." ---- Mark Twain

  • "When you make a mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power." --- Hugh White

  • "Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit." ----- e e cummings
  • "Learn about people and make friends. This is what life is all about." ---- Walter Raindrops

  • " When we are angry or depressed in our creativity, we have misplaced our power. We have allowed someone else to determine our worth, and then we are angry at being undervalued." ---- Julia Cameron

  • "Here's an old saw: "No one ever forgets where they buried the hatchet." --- Anonymous

  • "We lift ourselves by our thought, we climb upon our vision of ourselves. If you want to enlarge your life, you must first enlarge your thought of it and of yourself. Hold the ideal of yourself as you long to be, always, everywhere - your ideal of what you long to attain - the ideal of health, efficiency, success." ---...- Orison Swett Marden

  • The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence." ---- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "The time is now, the place is here. Stay in the present. You can do nothing to change the past, and the future will never come exactly as you plan or hope for." --- Dan Millman
  • "To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others." ---- -- Anne-Sophie Swetchine

  • “The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” --- --- Elisabeth Foley

  • “Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful....” ---- Mark Victor Hansen

  • "Waste no more time talking about great souls and how they should be. Become one yourself!" ---- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

  • Through loyalty to the past, our mind refuses to realize that tomorrow's joy is possible only if today's makes way for it; that each wave owes the beauty of its line only to the withdrawal of the preceding one.” ---- Andre Gide

  • “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.” ---- Buddha

  • "If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them." ---- --- Isaac Asimov

  • "To win without risk is to triumph without glory." ---- Pierre Corneille

  • "If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties."--- --- Sir Francis Bacon

  • “Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves - regret for the past and fear of the future.” ---- Fulton Oursler

  • “Fear is a habit; so is self-pity, defeat, anxiety, despair, hopelessness and resignation. You can eliminate all of these negative habits with two simple resolves: I can!! and I will!!”

  • "Change is inevitable - except from a vending machine." --- --- Robert C. Gallagher

  • "To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in, and scramble through as well as we can. " ---- Sydney Smith

  • "We have so much time and so little to do. Strike that, reverse it."----- Roald Dahl

  • “Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.” ---- Katherine Mansfield

  • "The summit of happiness is reached when a person is ready to be what he is." ---- Desiderius Erasmus

  • "The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be" ---- Marcel Pagnol

  • "The truth is that there is nothing noble in being superior to somebody else. The only real nobility is in being superior to your former self." ---- Whitney Young

  • "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined." --- Henry David Thoreau

  • "The secret of a good memory is attention, and attention to a subject depends upon our interest in it. We rarely forget that which has made a deep impression on our minds." --- --- Tryon Edwards

  • "We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us." --- --- Marcel Proust

  • "Some say that man is the root of all evil Others say God's a drunkard for pain Me I believe that the Garden of Eden Was burned to make way for a train It's a long way to Heaven, it's closer to Harrisburg And that's still a long way from the place where we are And if evil exists its a pair of train tracks And the devi...l is a railroad car." --- Josh Ritter

  • The thought manifests as the word; The word manifests as the deed; The deed develops into habit; And habit hardens into character; So watch the thought and its ways with care, And let it spring from love Born out of concern for all beings… As the shadow follows the body, As we think, so we become." --- Buddha 

  • "If we converse for only a moment, we shall grow for eternity. The presence of one within another is the continual expression of choice through admiration." --- Walter Raindrops

  • "Ask yourself what is on your mind, to find what is in your heart. Listen." ---- Walter Raindrops

  • "The internal power we develop is inevitable. The purpose unknown, the direction to be determined. Despite the concluding destination the source is positive and will remain in conceived proclivity only through decision." ---- Walter Raindrops
  • "Over thinking, over analyzing separates the body from the mind. Withering my intuition leaving opportunities behind. Feed my will to feel this moment urging me to cross the line. Reaching out to embrace the random. Reaching out to embrace whatever may come." ---- Tool -- Lateralus

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