Quotes of Enlightenment


“I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.” Mother Teresa

“Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know.” William Saroyan

“The most difficult thing I have ever had to do is follow the guidance I prayed for”. Albert Schweitzer

“The door of opportunity won’t open unless you do some pushing.” Anonymous

“A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.” Benjamin Franklin

“The person who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” Anonymous

“Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining somewhere nearby”. Ruth E. Renkel

“Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

“Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.” Mark Twain

“Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.” Thomas à Kempis

“Don’t wait for the Last Judgment. It happens every day.” Albert Camus

“He who stops being better stops being good.” Oliver Cromwell

“The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” Eden Phillips

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Thomas Edison

“Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.” Aristotle

“When one door closes another door opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the ones which open for us.” Alexander Graham Bell

“Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.” Danny Kaye.

“It’s good to be busy, that’s how you know you are living, otherwise you have one foot in the grave.” Elvira Napoleone.

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