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It is only when we truly know and understand
by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

It is only when we truly know and understand
that we have a limited time on earth
and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up
that we will begin to live each day to the fullest,
as if it were the only one we had.
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself,
and know that everything in life has purpose.
There are no mistakes, no coincidences,
all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you
would never see the true beauty of their carvings.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

 

I've told my children that when I die,
to release balloons in the sky to celebrate that I graduated.
For me, death is a graduation.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

For those who seek to understand it,
death is a highly creative force.
The highest spiritual values of life can originate
from the thought and study of death.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices,
and we have to accept the consequences of every deed,
word, and thought throughout our lifetime.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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Dying is something we human beings do continuously,
not just at the end of our physical lives on this earth.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

There are no mistakes, no coincidences.
All events are blessings given to us to learn from.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Live, so you do not have to look back and say:
'God,
how I have wasted my life.'
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

It is difficult to accept death in this society because it is unfamiliar.
In spite of the fact that it happens all the time,
we never see it.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love,
which includes not only others but ourselves as well.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us.
Rather, our concern must be to live while we're alive -
to release our inner selves from the spiritual death
that comes with living behind a facade designed to
conform to external definitions of who and what we are.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Watching a peaceful death of a human being reminds us of a falling star;
one of a million lights in a vast sky that flares up
for a brief moment only to disappear into the endless night forever.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

We need to teach the next generation of children from
day one that they are responsible for their lives.
Mankind's greatest gift, also its greatest curse,
is that we have free choice.
We can make our choices built from love or from fear.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

I didn't fully realize it at the time,
but the goal of my life was profoundly molded by this experience -
to help produce,
in the next generation, more Mother Teresas and less Hitlers.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

As far as service goes, it can take the form of a million things.
To do service, you don't have to be a doctor working in the slums for free,
or become a social worker.
Your position in life and what you do doesn't matter
as much as how you do what you do.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Those who have the strength and the love to sit with
a dying patient in the silence that goes beyond words
will know that this moment is neither frightening nor painful,
but a peaceful cessation of the functioning of the body.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

I say to people who care for people who are dying,
if you really love that person and want to help them,
be with them when their end comes close.
Sit with them - you don't even have to talk.
You don't have to do anything but really be there with them.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

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

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

Life only
appears to be
rushing toward us
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You only live once, and once is enough
if you play your cards right.
- the movie Interiors (1978)

You only get out what you put in.
- Anonymous

It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks,
that we concentrate only
on what is most significant and important.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Mind what people do, not only what they say,
for deeds will betray a lie.
- Terry Goodkind

Play the game for more than you can afford to lose...
only then will you learn the game.
- Winston Churchill

Peace cannot be kept by force;
it can only be achieved by understanding.
- Albert Einstein

God doesn't require us to succeed;
He only requires that you try.
- Mother Teresa

Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only
by the man who is as well organized
in his individuality as the mass itself.
- Carl Jung

Without health, life is not life;
it is only a state of languor and suffering -
an image of death.
- The Buddha

Unity can only be manifested by the Binary.
Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.
- The Buddha

We can do no great things,
only small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

Only put off until tomorrow
what you are willing to die having left undone.
- Pablo Picasso

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere,
while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight.
The truly wise person is colorblind.
- Albert Schweitzer

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal,
and then leap in the dark to our success.
- Henry David Thoreau

An idea that is developed and put into action
is more important than
an idea that exists only as an idea.
- The Buddha

Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
- Lewis Carroll

Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual,
you have an obligation to be one.
- Eleanor Roosevelt


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