HeartQuotes from August, 2003
"...if you're trying to show off for people at the top, forget it. They will look down at you anyhow. And if you're trying to show off for people at the bottom, forget it. They will only envy you. Status will get you nowhere. Only an open heart will allow you to float equally between everyone."
-- Morrie Schwartz, quoted by Mitch Albom, "Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man and the Last Great Lesson", Doubleday, 1997
"Doubt and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination, which the
steadfast heart will conquer, and the large mind transcend."
"If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies,
jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears."
"The dominant force in the whole body is that guiding principle which we
term mind or intellect. This is firmly lodged in the midregion of the
breast. Here is the place where fear and alarm pulsate. Here is felt the
caressing touch of joy. Here, then, is the seat of the intellect and the mind."
"Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold."
The purpose of life is to increase the warm heart. Think of other people.
Serve other people sincerely. No cheating…"
"My future starts when I wake up every morning... Every day I find
something creative to do with my life."
"Give people the latitude to be themselves. You would want someone to give
that to you."
"It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What
"Many people cave in to emotional drains, offering the popular excuse that
they just can't help it." It's time now that we learn both how and why
help it" -- or at least become open to the fact that *we can.*"
" There are two big forces at work, external and internal. We have very
little control over external forces such as tornadoes, earthquakes, floods,
disasters, illness and pain. What really matters is the internal force. How
do I respond to those disasters? Over that I have complete control."
"The choice between love and fear is made every moment in our hearts and
minds. That is where the peace process begins. Without peace within, peace
in the world is an empty wish. Like love, peace is extended. It cannot
brought from the world to the heart. It must be brought from each heart to
another, and thus to all mankind."
"Love and intimacy are the root of what makes us sick and what makes us
well. I am not aware of any other factor in medicine - not diet, not
smoking, not exercise... not drugs, not surgery - that has a greater impact
on our quality of life, incidence of illness and premature death."
"We are prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or the size
of our automobiles, rather than by the quality of our service relationship
"The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of
greed in the headlines."
"The most powerful agent of growth and transformation is something much more
basic than any technique: a change of heart."
If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere."
As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
"I have learned through bitter experience the one supreme lesson to
conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmitted into energy, even
so our anger controlled can be transmitted into a power that can move the