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It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
by J. K. Rowling

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

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The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and should be treated with caution.
- J. K. Rowling PHOTO

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies,
but even more to stand up to your friends.
- J.K. Rowling

To the philosopher,
death is but the next great adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

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Indifference and neglect often
do much more damage than outright dislike.
- J. K. Rowling

Death is just life's next big adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

To the well-organized mind,
death is but the next great adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

 

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each of us dwells in a cathedral of our own BEing
that is created vast enough to encompass Unity with all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

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

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

Through our own recovered innocence
we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Once we accept our limits, we can go beyond them.
- Albert Einstein

Let's have faith that right makes might;
and in that faith let us, to the end,
dare to do our duty as we understand it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.
- Winston Churchill

When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.
- Helen Keller

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous

Nothing is more important in our national life
than the welfare of our children.
- Harry S. Truman (when signing the National School Lunch Act in 1946)

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We can let circumstances rule us,
or we can take charge and
rule our lives from within.
- Earl Nightingale

If we don't see a failure as a challenge to modify our approach,
but rather as a problem with ourselves, as a personality defect,
we will immediately feel overwhelmed.
- Anthony Robbins

We can change our lives.
We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
- Tony Robbins

The winds of grace are always blowing;
all we need to do is raise our sails.
- Anonymous

Dreams are renewable no matter what our age.
- Dale Turner

Our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions
and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

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

We all have our thorns. We, and Life, have our moments.
Life occurs before our morning coffee.
Life occurs in our bathrobe with our hair uncombed.
Bless and give thanks for All of Life - the bloom and the thorns.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There comes that mysterious meeting in life
when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be,
igniting the circuits of our highest potential.
- Rusty Berkus

What power there is in our service when our actions
line up with our mission, skills and joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Most of the shadows of life are caused
by standing in our own sunshine.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adversity can crush our spirit -
or strengthen it - it is our choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

At all times and under all circumstances,
we have the power to transform the quality of our lives.
- Werner Erhard

Could we change our attitude,
we should not only see life differently,
but life itself would be different.
- Katherine Mansfield

The greater part of our happiness or misery
depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

Whether we allow external events to
shape our lives at a core level
is very much within our own control.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther

We cannot solve our problems with the same
thinking we used when we created them.
- Albert Einstein

The key to growth is the introduction of
higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.
- Lao Tzu

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.
And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

It is of the small joys and little pleasures
that the greatest of our days are built.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The promises we makes to ourselves are the things
that assure us we have the capacity to keep our promises to others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying
about things which are beyond the power of our will.
- Epictetus

We censor our actions, but
our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where ignorance is our master,
there is no possibility of real peace.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.
- Thich Nhat Hanh


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