Monday, June 27, 2011

Words of Wisdom

I have been collecting beautiful quotes for many years. The wisdom of great souls and minds can inspire us, teach us, and remind us to keep reaching toward that greatness of spirit, that expanse of love that lies within each and every one of us.....

 "Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year" 
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible."
H.H. The Dalai Lama 

"If your ship hasn't come in, swim out to it."
Marcel Proust

"The earth laughs in flowers."
e.e. cummings

"I like not only to be loved, but to be told that I am loved."
George Eliot

"Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau 

"The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something."
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage."
Maya Angelou

"In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed."
Kahlil Gibran

"Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake."
Henry David Thoreau

"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit."
e.e. cummings

"Let us always meet each other with a smile, for a smile is the beginning of love."
Mother Theresa

"Be happy. It's one way of being wise."

"In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit."
Albert Schweitzer

"May the magic always be part of your life."

What are some of your favorite quotes?
Perhaps even your own!
Do share...


This post is dedicated to all of the amazing, brilliant ones who inspire me, who fill my heart with love, and who bring magic to the art of living every know who you are!
I love you and thank you....

Images: Paul Bates, Ivan Aivazovsky, SimplyHue, Maxfield Parrish, Ruche, Elenore Abbott, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Warrick Goble


  1. My dearest, your choice of quotes is perfect for this day...this new day of restarting the daily DEVOIR of chipping away at the dream and carving out the vision. Every single quote here has moved me her...Marcel Proust's quote especially. I am swimming out to deep waters, far deeper than anyone in my family ever thought of, and sometimes distance voices of doubt call to me from ashore, but I will keep swimming to the horizon of my dreams, because is would be a tragedy to never have sailed towards the sun for at least a glimpse of what is possible!


  2. Dear Irina
    There are so many words of uplifting and encouraging wisdom in you post that I simply cannot comment on them all. But the one that stood out to me most was: "The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something."
    Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    It seems I started everything late: began college some 9 nine years after high school, etc. But I have come to learn that late is better than never. I am finally taking action in the pursuit of an old dream. Now it is courage (Angelou) that will see the dream to its fulfillment.

    Thank you

  3. Precious friend, thank you for visiting this morning; what a lovely day here, isn't it? The art work you have found is magnificent and I am even going to try my hand today at watercolors...something I have not done in years.

    BONNE JOURNÉE and may this week be one of rejuvenation and peace. Anita


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