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Quotes

I am often asked to send the quotes I use at the end of classes to some students. To make things easier for those interested in the quotes I have designed this page so that I can share them all in one location and they can be accessed at anytime. Most of the quotes I use come from books I have read, the Calm app, and/or Pintrest.
*There is no specific order to the quotes or authors listed*

Thich Nhat Hanh:

"The miracle is not to walk on water, The miracle is to walk on the green earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and beauty that are available now."

 

"The quality of our life depends on the quality of the seeds that lie deep in our consciousness."

 

"The present moment contains the past and the future. The secret of transformation is in the way we handle this very moment."

 

"We have to practice letting go of our ideas in order to see life everywhere....you are not enclosed in your small shell of your body or the small shell of your lifespan."

 

"As soon as we pay attention to our breath, as we breathe in, these three things - body, breath, and mind - come together."

 

"It is possible to live happy in the here and now. So many conditions of happiness are available -  more than enough for you to be happy right now. You don't have to run into the future in order to get more."

 

"We open our mind so the light of concentration will reveal what is there and liberate what is there. It is the same as untying knots in thread. We have to be calm, and we need to take time."

"If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace."

"I would not look upon anger as something foreign to me that I have to fight - I have to deal with my anger withcare,with love, with tenderness, with nonviolence."

Ralph Waldo Emerson:

"Finish everyday and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in. Forget them as soon as you can. This new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays."

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."

"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety."

"Give thanks for each new morning with its light, for rest and shelter of the night, for health and food for love and friends, for everything thy goodness sends." 

Sacho:

"What life can compare with this? - The leaves fall, the flowers bloom, and the seasons come and go."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

"For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining, is to let it rain."

Oliver Wendell Holmes:

"A mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions."

John Clare:

"There is a charm in Solitude that cheers, a feeling that the world knows nothing of."

Mark Twain:

"You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."

Leo Tolstoy:

"Everybody thinks of changing humanity, and nobody thinks of changing himself."

"Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love. Everything is united by it alone."

Zeno of Citium:

"With two ears but only one mouth, we are made to listen more than to speak."

Elbert Hubbard:

"It is only life and love that give love and life."

"I wish to live without hate, whim, jealousy, envy, and fear. I wish to be simple, honest, frank, natural - to face any obstacle and meet every difficulty unabashed and unafraid."

Henry Ward Beecher:

"Do no look back on happiness or dream of it in the future. You are only sure of today; do not let yourself be cheated out of it."

Elizabeth Barrett Browning:

"Earth's crammed with heaven - but only he who sees takes off his shoes; the rest sit round and pluck blackberries."

Matsuo Basho:

"Each day is a journey, and that journey itself is home."

B.K.S. Iyengar:

"The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind & the harmony of the soul, create the symphony of life."

Mencius:

"Great is the person who does not lose their childlike heart."

Henry David Thoreau:

"You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment - there is no other life but this."

Unknown Authors:

"The secret of being Happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of everyday."

"Give yourself permission to take time to breathe, to live life, to give, to love, to reflect, to be present, and to just be."