Eclectic quotations accumulating in Hell's Kitchen, NY, USA.


"no man is hurt but by himself".
~~ diogenes


"The rule in carving holds good as to criticism; never cut with a knife what you can cut with a spoon".
Charles Buxton


"Don't ever be afraid of "not getting it right." In truth, there is no "right" way of doing anything...there is only the way you are doing it. So go ahead. Do it... Nothing wonderful has ever been accomplished by anyone who was worried sick about it not being wonderful."
~~ Neale Donald Walsch


"Stop worrying about all that could occur tomorrow. You are getting agitated about things that haven't happened yet...and may never happen... Stay here, right here, in this moment. What is going on right now...what is occurring right here...? That is all that matters. That is where your life is being lived."

~~ Neale Donald Walsch


"All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired".
~~ Martin Luther


"It does no good at all to bemoan what you may have
done on a day prior to today -- or even, for that matter,
a moment ago. You don't have to carry that into the
Present Moment, nor is your guilt about it going to do
you any good at good.

"Simply resolve to become a different version of your
self right here, right now. Use yesterday to inspire
tomorrow, not to discourage it".

~~ Neale Donald Walsch


"... It is well to think well. It is divine to act well".
~~ Horace Mann


"Every moment is a choice. And every moment you can choose to orient your life in a positive direction... You don't have to take big strides, for the small steps will get you there just as reliably. Just make sure that each thought, each action, each feeling, however insignificant it might seem, points toward where you desire to go... Maintain a positive direction, and no matter what else happens, you'll always be making progress. Keep yourself pointed in the direction of your dreams, and every day will bring you closer".
~~ Ralph Marston


“You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.”
~~ Unknown


“To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders." 
~~ Lao Tzu


"I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things..I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind." 
~~Leo Buscaglia


"Happiness and love are just a choice away.”
Leo F. Buscaglia


"Appreciate all the abundance and goodness that’s around you... Be thankful for your health, children, sunny days, your garden, family, best friends, or even the person who lets you jump ahead in line at the bank! The more joy you begin to notice and appreciate, the easier it becomes for you to experience more happiness, joy, abundance, prosperity, and most importantly – love... When you focus on having an attitude of gratitude, you’re really sharing so that everyone benefits."
-- John Holland


“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life's realities.” 
~~ Dr. Seuss


“There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.”
~~ James Russell Lowell


“Stand up and walk out of your history.” 
~~ Dr. Phil


"Own only what you can carry with you; know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag".
~~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn


"Kindness makes a fellow feel good, whether it’s being done to him or by him".
~~ Frank A. Clark


"We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell". 
~~ Oscar Wilde


"Fear imprisons, faith liberates; fear paralyzes, faith empowers; fear disheartens, faith encourages; fear sickens, faith heals; fear makes useless, faith makes serviceable". 
~~ Harry Emerson Fosdick


"When you don't feel like doing what you know you must, that's the best time to go ahead and do it anyway. That's when you can break through your old habit patterns to a new level of focus, performance and achievement.

"That first step will require you to go against your natural tendency to put it off until later and to stay comfortably where you are. So how do you get beyond that?

"Use your power of visualization to do two things. First, use your thoughts to make it even more uncomfortable, even more painful for you not to take action.

"Next, visualize in great detail all the positive and desirable rewards you'll create by going ahead and getting it done. In your mind, make it so compelling to take action that you cannot avoid doing so.

"Many times in the past, you've successfully avoided action by telling yourself why you can't or why you won't. Now, choose to use that same power to tell yourself why you can and why you will.

"You control the awesome power of your thoughts. And with your thoughts you can successfully visualize yourself into action every time".

~~ Ralph Marston


"Life would be easier if we had the source code."
~~ On an Anonymous T-Shirt


"Eventually you will come to understand that love heals everything and love is all there is.” 
~~ Gary Zukav


"It is our choices that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." 
~~ J K Rowling


"When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you."
~~ Lao Tzu


"You don't have to settle for anything less than the absolute best for yourself and your world. For you can act in every moment with the positive, purposeful energy of your own unique life".
-- Ralph Marston


"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step".
~~ Martin Luther King Jr


"Life isn't a matter of milestones, but moments".
~~ Rose Kennedy