Monday, September 29, 2008

The Change-Your-Life Quote Book

I like quote books -- there is something about encapsulated wisdom that changes the way I think about things, sometimes, like a powerful pill small enough to swallow. I wouldn't say this book changed my life, but it was pleasant enough.

A few I noted:

Write in your heart that every day is the best day of the year.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
– Henry David Thoreau

Yesterday is ashes; tomorrow wood. Only today does the fire burn brightly.
– Eskimo Saying

Mistakes are portals of discovery.
– James Joyce

A new broom sweeps clean, but an old one knows the corners.
– English Saying

We live in an ironic society where even play is turned to work. But the highest existence is not work; the highest level of existence is play.
– Conrad Hyers

There are some things so serious you have to laugh at them.
– Niels Bohr

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside; awakes.
– Carl Jung

A ship in harbor is safe. But that is not what ships are for.
– John A. Shedd

Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.
– Buddha

The person who upsets you the most is your best teacher, because they bring you face to face with who you are.
– Lynn Andrews

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