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"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."
"Life isn't about waiting for the storms to pass...it's about learning how to dance in the rain."
"don't ever let anyone let you down or tell you you aren't good enough. if someone says your future is one in a million, tell them you are one."
"I’m mistaken for a flirt when I’m friendly. I’m mistaken for a bitch when I’m blunt. I’m mistaken for sad when I’m alone. I’m mistaken for shy when I’m quiet. Quit assuming and get to know me."
"what's exciting about life is that every morning offers a brand-new day with unlimited possibilities. yesterdays mistakes and regrets belong to yesterday. today is a clean slate, a chance to start over, to do or become anything you want."
"Being beautiful is not about having the best makeup, hair, car, clothes, shoes, purses or other materialistic facades. No amount of makeup can conceal an ugly heart. True beauty shines from within. Beauty fades, but a beautiful heart is forever."
"Make up is an accessory. You wear it, don't let it wear you!"
“The way you overcome shyness is to become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid”
- Claudia Lady Bird Johnson
"Make each and every day a success."
"I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all i still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing."
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think is what we become.” –Buddha
"The magic is as wide as a smile and as narrow as a wink, loud as laughter and quiet as a tear, tall as a tale and deep as emotion. So strong, it can lift the spirit. So gentle, it can touch the heart. It is the magic that begins the happily ever after."
"Teachers come in all guises. Look for people and situations that make you uncomfortable or angry or frustrated. Learn what they are trying to teach you."
"Be the change you want to see in the world."
"The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live."
"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending."
"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new."
"Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something."
Henry David Thoreau
"Begin your day with gratitude and your day will end with contentment"
"Every problem or obstacle is an opportunity to grow."
"Live as you will wish to have lived when you are dying."
Christian Furchtegott Gellert
"If you seek revenge, first dig two graves."
"Everything hinges upon how you look at things.
Learn to see not what you want to see but what is.
What is is usually a thousand times better than what might be or ought to be."
"Laugh when you see yourself getting caught up in something minor."
"Train yourself to listen with compassion."
"Happiness is a process, not a destination.
So work like you do not need money.
Love like you have never been hurt.
Dance as though no one is watching."
"For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward"
"Little things affect little minds"
"He who knows much about others may be learned, but he who understands himself is more intelligent. He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still."
Lao-Tsu, Tao Teh King
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are"
"Nothing has any power over me other than that which I give it through my conscious thoughts"
"They can because they think they can"
"The ancestor of every action is a thought"
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it"
W. Somerset Maugham
"Life's most urgent question is, what are you doing for others?"
Martin Luther King Jr.
"Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame"
"Those who know don't tell and those who tell don't know"
"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."
"Think about a piece of music - some great symphony we don't expect it to get better as it develops, or that its whole purpose is to reach the final crescendo. The joy is found in listening to the music in each moment."
"If it is false, harmful, or cruel, do not say it."
"No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit."
"Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything good in the world."
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart."
"Things do not change; we change."
Henry David Thoreau
"Imagination is more important than knowledge"
"The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence"
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction"
John F. Kennedy
"Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth"
John F. Kennedy
"Change is inevitable. Growth is optional"
"To get what you've never had, you must do what you've never done"
"One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular."
"Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach."
"The only thing that stands between a person and what they want in life is the will to try it and the faith to believe it possible."
"When we recognize our own Self, we also recognize that same Self in others."
"[A wise person] is good to people who are good. She is also good to people who are not good. This is true goodness."
"We are visitors on this planet. We are here for ninety, a hundred years at the very most. During that period we must try to do something good, something useful with our lives. Try to be at peace with yourself and help others share that peace. If you contribute to others' happiness, you will find the true goal, the meaning of life."
"Let there be no evil in your thoughts"
"Wish for others whatever you wish for yourself"
"What we are afraid of we try to control"
Ingrid Bacci, Ph.D.
"There are no chains like hate...
Dwelling on your brother's faults
Multiples your own.
You are far from the end of your journey"
"If you thought the whole world was watching you this day, and following your example in everything that you think, and say, and do, would it change in any way how this day went for you?"
Neale Donald Walsch
"When is a mistake not a mistake? When you have learned something from it"
"The key to visualizing is to FEEL what you are visualizing"
"You are today where your thoughts have brought you; You will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you"
"Don’t ask so much what the world needs, go out and do what makes you come alive, because what the world needs most are people who have come alive."
"Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission."
"Many things will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart... pursue those"
"We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are."
“Breaking an old habit isn't the end of the road; it's just a bend in the road.”
"Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it and always work with it, not against it."
Donna B., client
"I would define beauty as a person who is able to be themselves and truly love who they are. No matter where they’ve been, or how they’ve been treated, they are still able to trace back and find who they truly are. It’s hard to pinpoint thee most beautiful thing in my life but an idea of what comes pretty close is when I see that there are people in the world who honestly accept someone for who they truly are. Loving someone is learning to love and their flaws. That or the stars, of course. They really are both breathtaking."
"I would define beauty as something so simple, but one of the hardest things to attain in the world. True love. It’s cliche but it’s what everybody searches for. When I see two people who are truly meant to be together and embracing each other with their passion, I have not only jealousy of that feeling but a breathtaking sensation of how there is hope for a human being to be so undoubtedly happy and loved by another person. A genuine smile is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. I would say happiness but happiness is most notably shown through a wholehearted smile. I think all of us have the potential to find true love but until then, we might as enjoy the ride there."
"Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty."
~"The Picture of Dorian Gray" (Oscar Wilde)
materialistic, shy, quiet, selfish, spoiled, introverted, lazy, nice, awkward, clumsy, gullible, slightly sarcastic, day dreamer, considerate, dependable, loyal, organized, respectful, levelheaded, faithful, happy, innocent, moral, sheltered, insecure, logical, naive, open-minded, polite, practical, reserved, reliable, sensible, sensitive, timid, thoughtful, understanding, trustworthy, fair, principled, good
affable, ambitious, approachable, articulate, attractive, brave, cheerful, clever, cultured, honest, earnest, friendly, funny, hard-working, helpful, patient, sincere, intelligent, smart, interesting, kind, loving, mature, wise, optimistic, outgoing, outspoken, passionate, confident, sociable, strong, virtuous