HeartQuotes from February, 2002
It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters.
Too often we under estimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening
ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the
potential to turn a life around.
William James (1842-1910)
The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply
by altering his attitude of mind.
Doc Childre and Sara Paddison, HeartMath
Love is not automatic. It takes conscious practice and awareness, just like playing
the piano or golf. However, you have ample opportunities to practice. Everyone
you meet can be your practice session.
The greatest science in the world; in heaven and on earth; is love.
If humankind would accept and acknowledge this responsibility and become creatively
engaged in the process of evolution, consciously as well as unconsciously, a
new reality would emerge, and a new age could be born.
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
You cannot perceive beauty but with a serene mind.
Perfect love is rare indeed - for to be a lover will require that you continually
have the subtlety of the very wise, the flexibility of the child, the sensitivity
of the artist, the understanding of the philosopher, the acceptance of the saint,
the tolerance of the scholar and the fortitude of the certain.
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
John F. Kennedy
Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly
eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.
Doc Childre, Freeze-Frame
When you slow down, step back a moment and put things in perspective, you can
then move on with more efficiency. It only takes a moment to adapt and control
how you respond.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Practice is nine-tenths.
Duke Ellington, when asked his response to racial discrimination
I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues.
Doc Childre and Howard Martin, The
By using your heart as your compass, you can see more clearly which direction
to go to stop self-defeating behavior. If you take just one mental or emotional
habit that really bothers or drains you and apply heart intelligence to it, you'll
see a noticeable difference in your life.
Essentially, the [New York] Philharmonic is just like any other orchestra-they
all have the spirit of kids, and if you scratch away a little of the fatigue
and cynicism, out comes a 17-year-old music student again, full of wonder, exuberance
and a tremendous love of music.
Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)
The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind
Julianne Kepley, Atlanta Ballet dancer
You put the body on autopilot and let the emotional part of the performance guide
Kahlil Gibran, (1883 - 1931) "The Vision"
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.