Special thanks to my Father Alexandru
Teach love to those who hate, and let that love embrace you as you go out into the world.
May the teachings of those you admire become part of you, so that you may call upon them.
Remember, those whose lives you have touched and whose have touched yours are always a part of you, even if the encounters were less than you would have wished.
It is the content of the encounter that is more important than the form.
"What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things." ~ Author Unknown
”I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.” - Simone de Beauvoir
The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
(Oct. 1986)Elie Wiesel
”The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.” - Barbara Kingsolver
”Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.” - Abraham Joshua Heschel
"You, as much as anyone in the universe, deserve your love and respect." ~ Inspiring quotes by Buddha
”Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward." ~ Author Unknown
When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?" - Sydney J. Harris
” Grace means more than gifts. In grace something is transcended, once and for all overcome. Grace happens in spite of something; it happens in spite of separateness and alienation. Grace means that life is once again united with life, self is reconciled with self. Grace means accepting the abandoned one. Grace transforms fate into a meaningful vocation. It transforms guilt to trust and courage. The word grace has something triumphant in it.” - Yrjo Kallinen
” It is true that I have had heartache and tragedy in my life. These are things none of us avoids. Suffering is the price of being alive.” - Judy Collins
”Imperfection is not our personal problem, it is a natural part of existing,” - Tara Brach
”Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires but according to our powers.” -Henri Frederic Amiel
”Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once.” - Lillian Dickson
”Join me in the pure atmosphere of gratitude
For life. ” - Hafiz of Persia
”Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life.” - Buddha
” The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started.” - Norman Cousins
”The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.” - Theodore Rubin
”Look, I really don't want to wax philosophical, but I will say that if you're alive, you got to flap your arms and legs, you got to jump around a lot, you got to make a lot of noise, because life is the very opposite of death. And therefore, as I see it, if you're quiet, you're not living. You've got to be noisy, or at least your thoughts should be noisy and colorful and lively.” - Mel Brooks
”We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are.” - Talmud
”Of course there is not formula for success except, perhaps, an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.” - Arthur Rubinstein
”Live your life from your heart. Share from your heart. And your story will touch and heal people's souls.” - Melody Beattie
”Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.” - Audre Lorde
”I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be "happy." I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all, to matter and to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.” - Leo C. Rosten
”No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special, and you still have something unique to offer. Your life, because of who you are, has meaning.” - Barbara de Angelis
”In our work and in our living, we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth, rather than a reason for destruction.” - Audre Lorde
” Life is meaningless only if we allow it to be. Each of us has the power to give life meaning, to make our time and our bodies and our words into instruments of love and hope.” - Tom Head
” The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.” - Anthony Robbins
” Respect for the fragility and importance of an individual life is still the mark of an educated man. ” - Norman Cousins