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To me - old age is always ten years older than I am. ...
by John Burroughs

To me - old age is always ten years older than I am.
- John Burroughs

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A man can fail many times,
but he isn't a failure until
he begins to blame somebody else.
- John Burroughs

Leap and the net will appear.
- John Burroughs

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
- John Burroughs

 

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think,
all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read,
and all the friends I want to see.
- John Burroughs

I go to nature to be soothed and healed,
and to have my senses put in order.
- John Burroughs

Nature teaches more than she preaches.
There are no sermons in stones.
It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.
- John Burroughs

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A man can get discouraged many times but he is not
a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying.
- John Burroughs

Blessed is the man who has some congenial work,
some occupation in which he can put his heart,
and which affords a complete outlet to all the forces there are in him.
- John Burroughs

The secret of happiness is something to do.
- John Burroughs

Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all -
that has been my religion.
- John Burroughs

One may summon his philosophy when they are beaten in battle,
not till then.
- John Burroughs

How beautiful the leaves grow old.
How full of light and color are their last days.
- John Burroughs

If we take science as our sole guide,
if we accept and hold fast that alone which is verifiable,
the old theology must go.
- John Burroughs

To learn something new, take the path that you took yesterday.
- John Burroughs

The spirit of man can endure only so much and when
it is broken only a miracle can mend it.
- John Burroughs

The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place,
but a state of mind.
- John Burroughs

Science has done more for the development of western
civilization in one hundred years than Christianity
did in eighteen hundred years.
- John Burroughs

There is hardly a man on earth who will take advice
unless he is certain that it is positively bad.
- John Burroughs

I seldom go into a natural history museum without feeling
as if I were attending a funeral.
- John Burroughs

Life is a struggle, but not a warfare.
- John Burroughs

Some men are like nails, very easily drawn;
others however are more like rivets never drawn at all.
- John Burroughs

It is always easier to believe than to deny.
Our minds are naturally affirmative.
- John Burroughs

To treat your facts with imagination is one thing,
to imagine your facts is another.
- John Burroughs

The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.
- John Burroughs

For anything worth having one must pay the price;
and the price is always work,
patience, love, self-sacrifice - no paper currency,
no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
- John Burroughs

Travel and society polish one, but a rolling stone gathers no moss,
and a little moss is a good thing on a man.
- John Burroughs

The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive.
The great opportunity is where you are.
- John Burroughs

I have discovered the secret of happiness -
it is work,
either with the hands or the head.
The moment I have something to do, the draughts are
open and my chimney draws,
and I am happy.
- John Burroughs

Some scenes you juggle two balls, some scenes you juggle three balls,
some scenes you can juggle five balls.
The key is always to speak in your own voice.
Speak the truth.
That's Acting 101.
Then you start putting layers on top of that.
- John Burroughs

Let me bring peace into moments of chaos.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let there be peace on earth.
And let it begin with me.
- Jill Jackson Miller

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh Loud - Laugh Often
Laugh At What's Funny - Laugh At What's Sad
Laugh At Me - Laugh At You - Laugh At Life
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

Life is 10 percent what happens to me
and 90 percent how I react to it.
- Charles Swindoll

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Grant That I May Radiate Thy Light, Thy Love,
Thy Healing, Thy Joy, and Thy Peace,
to All Those Around Me
and All Those in My Thoughts
This Day and Ever More.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
- Aristotle

Once you label me, you negate me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I have Gratitude for Everything
that has brought me to this moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I love you because I love you.
You are a part of me, and
I need no reasons to love you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand
my complaint about them not understanding me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Don't believe me,
don't believe yourself,
and don't believe anyone else.
- don Miguel Ruiz

IF it is to be, it is up to me.
- Anonymous

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality.
- Albert Schweitzer

If I am not for myself,
who will be for me?
Yet if I am for myself alone,
of what good am I?
- Hillel

Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty.
- St. Francis of Assisi

"Be like me" is not a Golden Rule.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When I examine myself and my methods of thought,
I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy
has meant more to me than
any talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

The glow of one warm thought
is to me worth more than money.
- Thomas Jefferson

I Am One With Spirit and All Creation -
I give thanks for the unity of all creation
and for everything that has brought me to this moment.
I release my entire being to the gentle nurture of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
- Henry David Thoreau

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

RESPONSIBILITY: Fulfill the obligations that the past posts to me.
Embrace the opportunity for service based in love.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me
than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
- St Francis of Assisi

My happiness depends on me.
- A Course in Miracles

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine,
a possession for all time.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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