inspirational quotes

If you are motivated by a wish to help on the basis of kindness ... alvin October 9, 2019 - 6:04am

“If you are motivated by a wish to help on the basis of kindness, compassion and respect, then you can do any kind of work, in any field, and function more effectively with less fear or worry, not being afraid of what others think or whether you will ultimately reach your goal.”

~ the Dalai Lama, in this tweet

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.”

~ Steve Jobs

I alone cannot change the world, but ... alvin September 10, 2019 - 10:02am

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.

~ Mother Teresa

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts ... alvin September 9, 2019 - 7:11pm

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.”

~ Mother Teresa

The need for discipline disappears when ...

“The need for discipline disappears when you love what you’re doing.”

~ paraphrasing Tony Gonzalez from a Hall of Fame interview this past week

If we long for our planet to be important ... alvin August 1, 2019 - 10:40am

“If we long for our planet to be important, there is something we can do about it. We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and the depth of our answers.”

~ Carl Sagan, Cosmos (via @WorldAndScience)

Books are the training weights of the mind alvin July 31, 2019 - 9:53am

“Books are the training weights of the mind.”

~ Epictetus