He who loves the world as his body may be entrusted with the empire.
-Lao Tzu

Kindness can be heard by the deaf and seen by the blind. From a commencement address.

“Even the darkest dramas demand humor. Otherwise we embrace hell.” from A Lady’s Secret by Jo Beverley.

We are not invisible because the world does not see us. We become invisible when we can no longer see ourselves.  Holden Robinson

Stress is either anxiety about the future or regret about/frustration with the past.  Crises are seldom, if ever, actually happening in the present moment.  In the present moment, most likely, you’re sitting on your duff, and nothing is actually happening at all.    Keri Stevens

I am having issues wrapping my head around the statement “(insert a past society) did (insert action such as welfare, gay marriage) and THAT SOCIETY failed”

Like.. every society has failed. That’s kind of how history works.  Sarah Waller Martin

The first five days after the weekend are always the hardest.  Shelly Wills

Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it every day.  Noelle, age 7

My younger daughter, Shana, talking to me about her older sister, Kira:  If it wasn’t for me, she’d have to be your favorite child.

“Writer’s block: when your imaginary friends won’t talk to you.” Anonymous

You are talking as though you can unbecome a writer. It’s a one way transformation.  If you stop writing, you are a writer between books.  You cannot stop being a writer.     —Barbara J. Miller

When I get  little money, I buy Books and if any is left, I buy food and clothes.  —Erasmus

Amateurs wait for inspiration.  The rest of us just get up and go to work.  —Chuck Close

These books were owned by a little old lady who never read faster than 55 words a minute.  —The Book Rack

God wants to:  Change you in ways you cannot change yourself, give you a reason and a purpose to love life, to empower you to do the right thing, give you a heart for other people, and save you for eternity.

I’m going to a prophecy conference.  Of course, if I was any good at prophesy, I wouldn’t have to go because I would already know what they will be talking about.  —Roberta Jackson

I don’t wait for mood.  You accomplish nothing if you do that.  Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.  —Pearl Buck

A mother is only as happy as her saddest child.  –Janet Reder, St. Xavier H.S.

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.  Alice Walker

God ‏ @TheTweetOfGodHow can you keep asking about the meaning of life when you’re still arguing over its definition?

Best medical advice: “Eat your food as your medicines. Otherwise you have to eat medicines as your food.”

Life is too short to leave the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket

After recounting an American Indian legend: “Yes, it’s beautiful, but the story’s every bit as likely as Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden.” Her voice sounded tight, her words stilted.                                                                    “Legend’s never about words and phrases, it’s about deeper meaning. A scientific explanation of the Big Bang has very little poetry and wouldn’t be recounted around a campfire for one generation, much less millennia.”  Emlie Richards from Endless Chain.

He who has a why to live can live with the how.  Fredrich Nietzsche


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