Prosperity depends more on wanting what you have than having what you want.
Author: Geoffrey F. Abert
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Author: Joseph Addison (1672-1719)
Profession: British Essayist, Poet, Statesman
Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them will grow delightful conditions, all heavenly environment; of these if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built.
Author: James Allen (1864-1912)
Profession: British-born American Essayist, Author of ''As a Man Thinketh''
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
Author: St. Ambrose (340-397)
Profession: Bishop of Milan
Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.
Author: Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-1881)
Profession: Swiss Philosopher, Poet, Critic
It is up to us to give ourselves recognition. If we wait for it to come from others, we feel resentful when it doesn't, and when it does, we may well reject it.
Author: Bernard Berkowitz
Profession: American Psychoanalyst, Psychologist
Whatever you do, make it an offering to me -- the food you eat, the sacrifices you make, the help you give, even your suffering.
Author: Bhagavad Gita
Profession: Sanskrit Poem Incorporated Into the Mahabharata
There is a serious defect in the thinking of someone who wants -- more than anything else -- to become rich. As long as they don't have the money, it'll seem like a worthwhile goal. Once they do, they'll understand how important other things are -- and have always been.
Author: Joseph Brooks
Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.
Author: Barbara Bush (1925)
Profession: American First Lady, Wife of President George Bush
If human beings are perceived as potentials rather than problems, as possessing strengths instead of weaknesses, as unlimited rather that dull and unresponsive, then they thrive and grow to their capabilities.
Author: Robert Conklin
Profession: American Teacher, Author, Speaker
When I'm not thanked at all, I'm thanked enough, I've done my duty, and I've done no more.
Author: Henry Fielding (1707-1754)
Profession: British Novelist, Dramatist
Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement -- and we will make the goal.
Author: Jerome P. Fleishman
He is not poor that hath not much, but he that craves much.
Author: Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)
Profession: British Clergyman, Author
One we discover how to appreciate the timeless values in our daily experiences, we can enjoy the best things in life.
Author: Harry Hepner
The half is greater than the whole.
Profession: Greek Poet