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Choose an author as you choose a friend. ...
by Arthur Helps

Choose an author as you choose a friend.
- Arthur Helps

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground,
but a kind word is never thrown away.
- Arthur Helps

Man ceased to be an ape, vanquished the ape,
on the day the first book was written.
- Arthur Helps

Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts;
not amid joy.
- Arthur Helps

 

A man's action is only a picture book of his creed.
- Arthur Helps

Every happiness is a hostage to fortune.
- Arthur Helps

We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice.
- Arthur Helps

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The greatest luxury of riches is that they enable you
to escape so much good advice.
- Arthur Helps

Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will.
Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of
your spiritual environment.
- Arthur Helps

The man of the house can destroy the pleasure of the household,
but he cannot make it.
That rests with the woman, and it is her greatest privilege.
- Arthur Helps

Experience is the extract of suffering.
- Arthur Helps

The sense of danger is never, perhaps,
so fully apprehended as when the danger has been overcome.
- Arthur Helps

Everywhere I have sought rest and not found it,
except sitting in a corner by myself with a little book.
- Arthur Helps

Having once decided to achieve a certain task,
achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste.
The gain in self confidence of having accomplished
a tiresome labor is immense.
- Arthur Helps

A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection.
- Arthur Helps

Routine is not organization, any more than paralysis is order.
- Arthur Helps

Is boredom anything less than the sense of one's faculties slowly dying?
- Arthur Helps

In a balanced organization, working towards a common objective,
there is success.
- Arthur Helps

It has always appeared to me, that there is so much
to be done in this world,
that all self-inflicted suffering which cannot be turned
to good account for others,
is a loss - a loss, if you may so express it,
to the spiritual world.
- Arthur Helps

There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity,
modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit;
and there is no true beauty without the signatures
of these graces in the very countenance.
- Arthur Helps

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose what lies in the shadows to be a matter
for discovery and adventure, rather than fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Affirmation:
Today I choose the higher road -
the path of charity, acceptance,
love, selflessness, kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Choose your Habits, Choose your Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose to soar. Choose to fly your dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We cannot choose our external circumstances,
but we can always choose how to respond to them.
- Epictetus

Choose to be as a young child -
fully awake, eager for the next experience.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose with no regret.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Today, I choose the higher road -
the path of charity, acceptance, love, selflessness, kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is lived in the living.
Set aside convention, caution,
and arbitrary "rules" about how
life is supposed to be lived.
Choose! Explore! Adventure!
Live life to the fullest.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Honor True Self
Forgive with Compassion
Receive ALL of life with Thanksgiving
CHOOSE with Thoughtful Consideration
Dream with Powerful Vision
Act with Bold Courage
Dance with a Light Heart
Relax in the Arms of Spirit
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Two Great Lessons of Life: Choose Love & Trust God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose a job you love,
and you will never have to work a day in your life.
- Confucius

There's a point... when you have to choose
whether to be like everybody else the rest of your life,
or to make a virtue of your peculiarities.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Let today be the day that you choose
to become your own greatest Hero.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Like a bird in flight, your life can soar
above the troubles of the world.
Breathe deep, choose, and break the shackles of your past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Honor, Choose, Celebrate, Dream, Act, Relax
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing is ever going to work out the way you want,
so you may as well choose to want the way life does work out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose in ways that support your dreams.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Everyone should carefully observe
which way his heart draws him,
and then choose that way with all his strength.
- Hasidic Proverb

An "always been" does not mean I must choose "what must be."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We get to CHOOSE the meaning for our lives.
Our lives mean exactly what we say they do - no more, no less.
Each of us chooses their path in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose love - always.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose your life's mate carefully.
From this one decision will come
90 percent of all your happiness or misery.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Choose the World You See.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever happened in the past,
forgive yourself and others.
Choose love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose to Dance Lightly With Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose to See Beauty and Joy:
Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness is a choice.
You grieve, you stomp your feet,
you pick yourself up and choose to be happy.
- Lucy Lawless

There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it
and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is nearly a certainty that some
of your expectations will not be met today -
choose Joy anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To live is to choose.
- Kofi Annan

Have NO EXPECTATIONS.
Life will not meet your expectations.
Choose joy anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

See life as ugly and painful - if you choose,
or see it as beautiful and joyful.
There is no inherent meaning in life.
We give life its meaning.
It's our Choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't get to choose how you're going to die,
only how you're going to live.
- Joan Baez

You can choose to follow your heart always.
- don Miguel Ruiz

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Choose! If it's worth doing, do it today.
If it's not worth doing today, save yourself a lot
of worry and regret by choosing to permanently
erase it from your to-do list.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't let the past drive life - choose life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not what we choose that is important;
it is the reason we choose it.
- Carolyn Myss

Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pride comes in two flavors -
be careful which you choose -
choose honor, not ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pride comes in two flavors -
choose honor, not ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never impose on others what
you would not choose for yourself.
- Confucius (Ancient Chinese)

You are defined by your habits - choose well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We can always choose to perceive things differently.
You can focus on what's wrong in your life,
or you can focus on what's right.
- Marianne Williamson

Accept Circumstances - Choose Responses.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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