Thursday, April 2, 2009


What worth has beauty if it is not seen?
Beauty is not so much what you see as what you dream.
The ability to see beauty is the beginning of our moral sensibility. What we believe is beautiful we will not want only destroy.
People often say that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder,' and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
A heart in love with beauty never grows old.
Beauty is the gift of God.
There is nothing that makes its way more directly into the soul than beauty.
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
The human soul needs actual beauty more than bread.

Now playing: Beyoncé - Dangerously in Love 2
via FoxyTunes


The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
Old love does not rust.
Love sees roses without thorns.
In love beggar and king are equal
Are we to love only those who deserve our love? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thy enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.

He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
We are made for loving. If we don’t love, we will be like plants without water.
People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest person with the biggest ideas can be
shot down by the smallest person with the smallest mind.
Think big anyway.
What you spend years building may
be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.
People really need help but may attack if you help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have
and you might get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you've got anyway.

Love understands all languages.
Perfect love cannot be without equality.
All work is empty save when there is love
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.

And now I will show you the most excellent way:
If I speak in tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give up all I possess and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient; love is kind; it does not envy; it does not boast; it is not proud. It is not rude; it is not self-seeking; it is not easily angered; it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will pass away; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.
When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection, then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love, but the greatest of these is love.

The entire law is summed up in a single command, "Love your neighbor as yourself."
All love at first, like generous wine,
Ferments and frets until it is fine;
But when ‘tis settled on the lee,
And from th’ impurer matter free,
Become the richer still the older,
And proves the pleasanter the colder.


My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
You're on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
You haven't failed until you quit trying.
Success is the proper utilization of failure.


Don’t shoot for something unattainable – completely outside of your nature or opportunity.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
It is possible to fail in many ways...while to succeed is possible only in one way.
Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.
You learn as much from those who have failed as from those who have succeeded
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.
You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
To succeed, you need to take that gut feeling in what you believe and act on it with all of your heart.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
You owe it to yourself to find your own unorthodox way of succeeding, or sometimes, just surviving.
To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
From success to failure is one step; from failure to success is a long road.
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
There are defeats more triumphant than victories.

It is clearly not the journey for everyone. People succeed in as many ways as there are people. Some can be completely fulfilled with destinations that are much closer to home and more comfortable. But if you long to keep going, then I hope you are able to follow my lead to the places I have gone. To within a whisper of your own personal perfection. To places that are sweeter because you worked so hard to arrive there. To places at the very edge of your dreams.