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   Published 8-4-08
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Among the humble and great alike, those who achieve success do
so not because fate and circumstance are especially kind to them.
Often the reverse is true. They succeed because they do not
whine over their fate but take whatever has been given
to them and go on to make the most of their best.

Sidney Greenberg (1917-2003)
Rabbi & author


By knowing God one is released from all fetters.

Upanishads, Svetasvatara
Hindu scriptures


Cultivate a sense of humor. Look for the funny side of everything.
It is always there, and will help you to meet any situation. Laugh
at yourself at least once before ten o'clock every morning.
You cannot "thumb your way" into heaven;
you must work your passage.
It is said that the man who can hold his tongue can hold anything.
Radiate happiness, and you help and inspire everyone you meet.
Cultivate happiness, and then you must radiate it, for it cannot
be concealed. Misery can be hidden, but happiness can no
more be kept a secret than garlic can.

Excerpted from "Find and Use Your Inner Power,"
by Emmet Fox (1886-1951)
HarperSanFrancisco, 1992

You don't have a soul.
You are a soul.
You have a body.

C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)
Christian apologist and author


Do not be a harsh judge of yourself. Without kindness
toward ourselves we cannot love the world.

The Buddha (c. 563-c. 483 BC)


If you walk you can dance.  If you speak you can sing.

Zimbabwean Proverb


It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900-1944)
French aviator and author

You can't
say to a person, "Your cynicism is destructive."
You have to show them the way of delight, the way of joy,
the way of poetry -- and let the chips fall where they may.

Robert Aitken Roshi (1917 - )
Zen master based in Hawaii


Learn from the past -- don't wear it
like a yoke around your neck.

Cogitor Reticulus
Science fiction writer


Gaze into the heart of each creature and kin and
behold the Beloved who gazes upon you with love.

Sister Georgene Wilson
Franciscan Nun

And now, the Last Word:

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great
you can be! How much you can love! What you
can accomplish! And what your potential is!

Anne Frank (1929-1945)
Author of "The Diary of Anne Frank"
Died of typhus in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.































































Bonus Truth:

We never test the resources of God
until we attempt the impossible.

F. B. Meyer (1847-1929)
English Baptist pastor


On today's
Home Page:

Sidney Greenberg;
Emmet Fox;
C. S. Lewis;
The Buddha;
Antoine de
Robert Roshi;
Cogitor Reticulus;
Sr. Georgene Wilson;
Anne Frank