"Art is essentially the affirmation, the blessing, and the deification of existence."
"And my aim in my life is to make pictures and drawings, as many and as well as I can; then, at the end of my life, I hope to pass away, looking back with love and tender regret, and thinking, "Oh, the pictures I might have made."
"A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be."
"Life is Bliss, Taste it"
"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring."
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."
"The healthiest response to life is joy."
"This is my wish for you: peace of mind, prosperity through the year, happiness that multiplies, health for you and yours, fun around every corner, energy to chase your dreams, joy to fill your holidays!"
"Remember that the six most expensive words in business are: 'We've always done it that way."
“Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish."
“Procrastination is like a credit card: it's a lot of fun until you get the bill."
Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and insensibly approximate to the characters we most admire. In this way, a generous habit of thought and of action carries with it an incalculable influence.”
Trials, temptations, disappointments -- all these are helps instead of hindrances, if one uses them rightly. They not only test the fiber of character but strengthen it...Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.”
Even the little things we do can end up changing the world. So even when it doesn't seem to matter much at all, be sure to do your very best.
“This is the art of courage: to see things as they are and still believe that the victory lies not with those who avoid the bad, but those who taste, in living awareness, every drop of the good.”
If I wish to live in a beautiful world, I must be beautiful myself, without ceasing, and co-create that world. It all matters very much, so I do it all with great love and positive purpose.
live each moment authentically, be true to your highest values. Never deceive the massive connected web that is life,
be as honest and sincere as you can.
Life is so robustly interconnected that I cannot possibly know all the consequences of the actions I take. What I can know for sure is that even the small things I think, say and do will have a big influence on my world.
“In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins — not through strength but by perseverance.”
“Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain. "
“Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.”
"Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day."
"Learn how to separate the majors and the minors. A lot of people don't do well simply because they major in minor things."
"Excellence is an art won by training and habitation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then is not an act but a habit."
"Greatness is not where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it but sail we must, and not drift, nor lie at anchor."
"Deliver more than you are getting paid to do. The victory of success will be half won when you learn the secret of putting out more than is expected in all that you do. Make yourself so valuable in your work that eventually you will become indispensable. Exercise your privilege to go the extra mile, and enjoy all the rewards you receive."
"Kind words are like the seats in an airplane. You'll still get to your destination without them, but the journey is a whole lot more comfortable with them."
"What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it? Would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have."
"Excellence can be attained if you care more than others think is wise, risk more than others think is safe, dream more than others think is practical, and expect more than others think is possible."
"When you choose to be pleasant and positive in the way you treat others , you have also chosen, in most cases, how you are going to be treated by others."
" The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole."
"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 the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these."
"Set your goals and aspirations high! Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." Daniel S. Buffington
"Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein."
The things that we most of the time take for granted are always those that deserve our gratitude. Be thankful to that thing or person today and make every day of the year a personal Thanksgiving one. Happy Thanksgiving to each of you! Enjoy your time with family and friends.
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow. "
"Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress."
"Obstacles are meant to strengthen, not defeat. We experience hard times when we start forgetting to appreciate what we have. No matter what challenges you endure, know that it is only to have you remember what you are made of and the power you have to make a difference."
"Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice — keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world."
"In what you say of another, apply the test of kindness, necessity and truth, and let nothing pass your lips without a majority."
"A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one."
"Think deeply, speak gently, love much, laugh aloud, work hard, give freely and be kind"
"Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see it is what you would have wanted had you known."
"I don't base my attitude on how things are. I choose my attitude so that it supports and expresses the way I wish to be."
"Events and circumstances swirl around me in a constant state of flux and confusion. Yet those things I perceive and experience do not define who I am."
"I am more than the fleeting situations and occurrences in my world. Living within me are the steady values, purposes, intentions and dreams that transcend all the ups and downs playing out around me.
"I let my feelings be guided and inspired by the best that's inside me. I don't let those feelings be tossed in every direction by whatever happens to come my way."
"There is no end to the number of distractions vying to pull me away from my purpose. Yet there is no good reason to give in to any of those distractions, for each one will soon pass on by."
"I live with a steadfastness of positive purpose. Who I truly am, is always much stronger than whatever I might be going through or what people may think of me."