A SAMPLING OF QUOTES I LIKE...
"Choose life so that you… shall live."
“You cannot solve a problem from the same consciousness that created it. You must learn to see the world anew.”
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. ”
"There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle."
“Nothing will bring you peace but yourself. Nothing will bring you peace but the triumph of principles.” (Self-Reliance)
“Trust thyself. Every heart vibrates to that iron string.” (Self-Reliance)
“All of life instructs.”
“The object of the man…is to make daylight shine thought him…”
"What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
“ If I am not for myself, who will be for me? And if I am for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?"
-Ethics of the Fathers (Pirkei Avot) 1:14
“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”
“Our greatest freedom— is the freedom to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
“It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us."
“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”
“The whole world is a narrow bridge; the essence is not to be afraid.”
-Reb Nachman of Breslov
“Those who have a 'why' to live, can bear with almost any 'how'.”
“We do one thing or another, we stay the same or we change. Congratulations if you’ve changed.”
“Who is rich? He who is happy with his lot.”
“A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.”
“It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.”
“I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.”
“We don’t see things as they are. We see them as we are.”
"It is time to disover why you and I were made. Life means much more than just to cope..."
-Rabbi Abraham Spivak
“What everybody echoes as true today… may turn out to be falsehood tomorrow.”
-Henry David Thoreau
"When we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
"“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”