- The cost of a thing is the amount of what I call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run. Thoreau, Henry David Look andMessage 1 of 1 , Feb 1, 2005View Source
The cost of a thing is the amount of what I call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
Thoreau, Henry David
Look and you will find it-what is unsought will go undetected.
You are a child of the Universe, no less than the moon and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the Universe is unfolding as it should.
Purpose serves as a principle around which to organize our lives.
I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.
The question is not whether we will die, but how we will live.
Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
We were not sent into this world to do anything into which we can not put our heart.
Life is a promise; fulfill it.
An age is called Dark, not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it.
Great minds have purposes, little minds have wishes
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose
If you can not find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it? Dogen Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, denying them.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
"I have done my best." That is about all the philosophy of living one needs.
Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music-the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.
You are what your deep driving desire is; As your deep driving desire is, so is your will; As your will is so is your deed; As your deed is so is your destiny.
That is happiness: to be dissolved into something complete and great.
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.
Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.
King, Martin Luther
Each small task of everyday is part of the total harmony of the universe.
St. Theresa of Lisieux
Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.
The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.
If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants.
I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately triumph than to triumph in a cause that will ultimately fail.