Tuesday, November 30, 2010


"The more often a man feels without acting, the less he will ever be able to act, and in the long run, the less he will ever be able to feel."
-C.S. Lewis

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


"Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant."

Monday, November 22, 2010


"The more we are entrained into the outer world in all these new and increasingly rapid ways that our nervous system has never before encuontered, the more important it may be for us to develop a robust counterbalance of teh inner world: one that calms and tunes the nervous system andputs itin the service of living wisley, both for ourselves and for tohers."
-Jon Kabat Zinn

Thursday, November 18, 2010


"And I believe it's a shame we collectively bear, the shame of creating a world where too many women opt to trade sex for power because they don't see any other convincing options. All of humanity suffers every time a woman, young or not, uses her body not to express herself, but to secure a self; not to feel pleasure, but to gratify another's; not to share love, but to barter for it."  
-Kathryn Soper found here

Monday, November 15, 2010


"When you are endowed in the House of the Lord, you literally bless the very ground you walk upon."
-Elder Groberg


"No matter what you do, you will get criticized. So do exactly what you want to do."
-Nancy Regan


 "What every man needs, regardless of his job or the kind of work he is doing, is a vision of what his place is and my be. He needs an objective and a purpose.  He needs a feeling and a belief that he has some worthwhile thing to do. What this is no one can tell him. It must be his own creation."
-Joseph M. Dodge

Thursday, November 11, 2010


"You marry at the level of your self esteem.  Make sure you have self worth."
-Marie Osmond

Monday, November 8, 2010


"Pitiful is the person who is afraid of taking risks. perhaps this person will never be disappointed or disillusioned; perhaps she won't suffer the way people do when they have a dream to follow. But when the person looks back- she will hear her heart."
-Paulo Coelho


"You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it."
-Linda A. Lavid


"There is suffering in life, and there are defeats. No one can avoid them. But it's better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what you're fighting for."

-Dona M. Deane, Honor Your Gifts, p. 199


"The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes, or other people's opinions."

-Harpreet Kaur Kapoor


"When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are tools God uses to show us the way."
-Paulo Coelho Brida (1990)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


"It's much easier, she realized, to be on the verge of something than to actually be it. This would still take time."
-The Book Thief

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


"If you want it badly enough, and are willing to make some changes in your life to cause it to happen, you too can take over the world...or do anything else you really want to do. Yes, you really can have it all. The only things you'll need to give up are assumptions, expectations, and the comfort zone that holds you back from greatness." -Chris Guillebeau

Henry David Thoreau

"I am struck by the fact that the more slowly trees grow at first, the sounder they are at the core, and I think that the same is true for human beings. We do not wish to see children "precocious," like sprouts producing a soft and perishable timber, but rather, better, as if contending gradually with difficulties, they are solidified and gradually perfected."  - from the journal of Henry David Thoreau


Martha's words: http://mostlymarthajane.blogspot.com/2010/11/words.html

"Last week I got to listen to a famous essayist. He calls himself a story addict. He said he tells stories to crack open windows and doors inside him. Not only to let things out, but to let things in. Like laughter. Or tears."