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


"Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day."
~~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


Don't let your mouth write a check that your ass can't cash. 
-- RuPaul


"Reality can be hell when you're only visiting..."
-- Anonymous, as quoted by Higher Powered


Ten out of ten people die, so don't take life too seriously.
-- Anonymous, as quoted by Dave


When the world comes to an end, it will do so without my permission.
-- Anonymous, as quoted by Dave 


Treat your mind like a bad neighborhood - don't go there alone.
-- Anonymous, as quoted by Dave


I will waste not even a precious second today in anger or hate or jealousy or selfishness. I know that the seeds I sow I will harvest, because every action, good or bad, is always followed by an equal reaction. I will plant only good seeds this day.
-- Og Mandino


There comes a point in your life when you realize who matters, who never did, who won't anymore... and who always will. So, don't worry about people from your past, there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future.
~~ Unknown


If you wish to live in a positive world, be a positive person. If you desire peace, then be completely at peace with yourself. Life is a mirror that reflects your most authentic self back to you. It flows from the inside out.
~~ Ralph Marston


"Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!"
 -- Dale Carnegie


"The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself." 
~~ Mark Caine


"Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility." 
~~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer


"Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you." 
-- Henri Frederic Amiel


“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”
~~ Henry Ford


"Our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change."
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.


“Be as you wish to seem.” 
~~ Socrates


“I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.” 
~~ Socrates


"Wherever you are, is just fine…You can get to wherever you want to be from wherever you are… It’s time to stop measuring where you are in relationship to where anybody else is. The only factor that has anything to do with you is where you are in relationship with where you want to be".
-- Abraham-Hicks


"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing."
-- Walt Disney


"Let your soul be your pilot, let your soul guide you, it will guide you well."
~~ Sting


“There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.” 
-- Robert Louis Stevenson


Calm your thoughts and be peaceful. Know that all is well, all the time. This moment is already the best it can be, and is everything it can be. Accept it and move forward. Do not fear the worst, for your thoughts of fear give great power to whatever it is you fear. Instead, sincerely expect the best and you create the best. 
~~ Ralph Marston


"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity.... It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow". 
~~ Melody Beattie


Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile. 
~~ Mother Theresa


Allow your difficulties the opportunity to give you strength. Let the tough times make the good times much more rewarding than they otherwise would have been. Be truly thankful for each opportunity to more fully appreciate life's goodness. And be confident that the goodness is always there. 
~~ Ralph Marston


There is always a certain peace in being what one is, in being that completely.
~~ Ugo Betti


Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention.
~~ Greg Anderson


"You are unique. Just like everyone else".
~~ Unknown


The point of your activities throughout the day is not to

make a living, but tomake a life; not to 'work' but to

create joy. If you are doing what you are doing merely

to 'pay the bills,' you will have missed the major reason

for All Of Life.


The purpose of life is to know and express Who You

Are. If you do other than that during the days and times

of your life, you will have not used those days and times

in a way that profits your soul. It is soul profit we are

after here, not body profit.

-- Neale Donald Walsch


"Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken."
~~ Oscar Wilde