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There will always be dreams grander or humbler than your own, but there will never be a dream exactly

like your own... for you are unique and more wondrous than you know Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born. Dale E. Turner We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true Woodrow Wilson I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time Jack London A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral. Antoine De Saint-Exupery Only as high as I reach can I grow, Only as far as I seek can I go, Only as deep as I look can I see, Only as much as I dream can I be. Karen Ravn Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now. Goethe The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not. George Bernard Shaw All men and women are born, live suffer and die;

what distinguishes us one from another is our dreams, whether they be dreams about worldly or unworldly things, and what we do to make them come about... We do not choose to be born. We do not choose our parents. We do not choose our historical epoch, the country of our birth, or the immediate circumstances of our upbringing. We do not, most of us, choose to die; nor do we choose the time and conditions of our death. But within this realm of choicelessness, we do choose how we live. Joseph Epstein A mans dreams are an index to his greatness. Zadox Rabinwitz Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. "Keep away from people who try to be little your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. The Dalai Lama And Joy is Everywhere; It is in the Earth's green covering of grass; In the blue serenity of the Sky; In the reckless exuberance of Spring; In the severe abstinence of gray Winter; In the Living flesh that animates our bodily frame; In the perfect poise of the Human figure, noble and upright; In Living; In the exercise of all our powers; In the acquisition of Knowledge; in fighting evils... Joy is there Everywhere. -Rabindranath TagoreIf we are not happy and joyous at this season, for what other season shall we wait and for what other time shall we look? Abdul-Baha We find greatest joy, not in getting, but in expressing what we are... Men do not really live for honors or for pay; their gladness is not the taking and holding, but in doing, the striving, the building, the living. It is a higher joy to teach than to be taught. It is good to get justice, but better to do it; fun to have things but more to make them. The happy man is he who lives the life of love, not for the honors it may bring, but for the life itself. R.J. Baughan

"Did you know...that when you walk past a flower, whether it be in somebody's garden or on a vacant hillside, the flower will always smile at you. The most polite way to respond, I've been told, is to cheerfully return the smile." Ron Atchison We shall find peace. We shall hear angels.We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds. Anton Pavlovich Chekhov Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come. Chinese Proverb The pleasantest things in the world are pleasant thoughts: and the great art of life is to have as many of them as possible. Montaigne The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof. Richard Bach Time spent laughing is time spent with the gods. Japanese Proverb When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice. Cherokee Expression Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. Thich Nhat Hanh Happiness is to take up the struggle in the midst of the raging storm and not to pluck the lute in the moonlight or recite poetry among the blossoms. Ding Ling Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed. Storm Jameson What money can buy! A bed but not sleep; Computer but not brains Food but not appetite; Finery but not beauty A house but not a home; Medicine but not health Luxuries but not culture; Amusement but not happiness Sex but not love

Got no checkbooks, got no banks, Still Id like to express my thanks I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night. ~Irving Berlin, I Got the Sun in the Morning, 1946~ Lets rise up and be thankful, for if we didnt learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didnt learn a little, at least we didnt get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didnt die; so, let us all be thankful. ~Buddha~ He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts. ~Samuel Johnson~ The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~ Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. ~Anthony J. DAngelo, The College Blue Book~ A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright, quoted in Readers Digest, June 1995~ To be upset over what you dont have is to waste what you do have. ~Ken S. Keyes, Jr., Handbook to Higher Consciousness~ I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one. ~Henry Ward Beecher~ Forgiving is loves toughest work, and loves biggest risk. If you twist it into something it was never meant to be, it can make you a doormat or an insufferable manipulator. Forgiving seems almost unnatural. Our sense of fairness tells us people should pay for the wrong they do. But forgiving is loves power to break natures rule. ~Lewis B. Smedes~ To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. ~Lewis B. Smedes, Forgiveness The Power to Change the Past, ~ You can make up a quarrel, but it will always show where it was patched. ~Edgar Watson Howe, Country Town Sayings, 1911~ Yes, this is what good is: to forgive evil. There is no other good. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin~ Millions and millions of years would still not give me half enough time to describe that tiny instant of all eternity when you put your arms around me and I put my arms around you. ~Jacques Prevert~

I will not play at tug o war Id rather play at hug o war, Where everyone hugs Instead of tugs. ~Shel Silverstein~ If youre angry at a loved one, hug that person. And mean it. You may not want to hug which is all the more reason to do so. Its hard to stay angry when someone shows they love you, and thats precisely what happens when we hug each other. ~Walter Anderson, The Confidence Course, 1997~