God why do i storm heaven for

God, why do I storm heaven for answers that are already in my heart?  Every grace I need has already been given me.  Oh, lead me to the Beyond within.  ~Macrina Wieherkehr

What 34love34 is i dont know if

What "love" is I don’t know if it’s not the response of our deepest natures to one another.  ~William Carlos WilliamsCUL

Good for the body is work of

Good for the body is the work of the body, good for the soul the work of the soul, and good for either the work of the other.  ~Henry David ThoreauCOE

Every man is the builder of a

Every man is the builder of a Temple called his body, nor can he get off by hammering marble instead.  ~Henry David ThoreauCOE

To fear is one thing let grab

To fear is one thing.  To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another.  ~Katherine Paterson, Jacob Have I Loved rdqqaug01

What lies behind us and what before

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.  ~Henry Stanley Haskins, Meditations in Wall Street, 1940, originally published anonymously; commonly misattributed to Ralph Waldo Emersonquoteinvestigator.com/2011/01/11/what-lies-within, walden.org/Library/Quotations/The_Henry_D._Thoreau_Mis-Quotation_Page, also sometimes worded as what lies ahead of us … what lives within us. (Thanks, Garson O’Toole and walden.org!)

It is only when we silent the

It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts.  ~K.T. Jong

Beginning today treat everyone you meet as

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight.  Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward.  Your life will never be the same again.  ~Og Mandino

Every word born of an inner necessity

Every word born of an inner necessity – writing must never be anything else.  ~Etty Hillesum, quoted in Ten Fun Things to Do Before You Die by Karol Jackowski

The words 34i am34 are potent words

The words "I am" are potent words; be careful what you hitch them to.  The thing you’re claiming has a way of reaching back and claiming you.  ~A.L. Kitselman

Words are but the vague shadows of

Words are but the vague shadows of the volumes we mean.  Little audible links, they are, chaining together great inaudible feelings and purposes.  ~Theodore Dreiser, 1900

A bell is no til you ring

A bell is no bell ’til you ring it,
A song is no song ’til you sing it,
And love in your heart
Wasn?t put there to stay –
Love isn?t love
‘Til you give it away.
~Oscar Hammerstein, Sound of Music, "You Are Sixteen (Reprise)"
(Thanks, Krystel)

The thoughts that come often unsought and

The thoughts that come often unsought, and, as it were, drop into the mind, are commonly the most valuable of any we have.  ~John Locke to Samuel Bold, 16 May 1699LCD

It is folly for a man to

It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.  ~Epicurus

To give vent now and then to

To give vent now and then to his feelings, whether of pleasure or discontent, is a great ease to a man’s heart.  ~Francesco GuicciardiniCUL

How far you go in life depends

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong.  Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.  ~George Washington Carver

If those who owe us nothing gave

If those who owe us nothing gave us nothing, how poor we would be.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

The first and highest law must be

The first and highest law must be the love of man to man.  Homo homini Deus est – this is the supreme practical maxim, this is the turning point of the world’s History.  ~Ludwig Feuerbach, The Essence of ChristianitySH

Lets not forget that the little emotions

Let’s not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it.  ~Vincent Van Gogh to his brother Théo, 1889LCD

No one means all he says and

No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.  ~Henry Brooks Adams, The Education of Henry Adams, 1907, ch. 31, MBT p101

Tis in ourselves that we are thus

‘Tis in ourselves that we are thus or thus.
Our bodies are our gardens to which our wills are gardeners.
~William Shakespeare, Othello

What we feel and think are is

What we feel and think and are is to a great extent determined by the state of our ductless glands and viscera.  ~Aldous Huxley

The eloquent man is he who no

The eloquent man is he who is no beautiful speaker, but who is inwardly and desperately drunk with a certain belief.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

We have five senses in which we

We have five senses in which we glory and which we recognize and celebrate, senses that constitute the sensible world for us.  But there are other senses – secret senses, sixth senses, if you will – equally vital, but unrecognized, and unlauded.  ~Oliver Sacks

Up to a point mans life is

Up to a point a man’s life is shaped by environment, heredity, and movements and changes in the world about him.  Then there comes a time when it lies within his grasp to shape the clay of his life into the sort of thing he wishes to be.  Only the weak blame parents, their race, their times, lack of good fortune, or the quirks of fate.  Everyone has it within his power to say, "This I am today; that I will be tomorrow."  ~Louis L’Amour

While duty measures the regard it owes

While duty measures the regard it owes
With scrupulous precision and nice justice,
Love never reasons, but profusely gives,
Gives, like a thoughtless prodigal, its all,
And trembles then, lest it has done too little.
~Hannah MoreTPVgb

Health is a large word it embraces

Health is a large word.  It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well;… and not today’s pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and outlook of a man.  ~James H. WestCOE