Some say you are too painful to remember.  I say you are too precious to forget (Unknown)

No act of kindness is too small.  The gift of kindness may start as a small ripple that over time can turn into a tidal wave affecting the lives of many (Kevin Heath)

Life isn’t about getting and having. It’s about giving and being (Kevin Kruse)

Human decency is not derived from religion.  It precedes it (Christopher Hitchens)

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve (Napoleon Hill)

Strive not to be a success, But rather to be of value (Albert Einstein)

20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.  So throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, dream, discover. (Mark Twain)

Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him and to let him know that you trust him (Booker T Washington)

It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings (Ann Landers)

If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more.  If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough (Oprah Winfrey)

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the aeroplane takes off against the wind (Henry Ford)

Life isn’t about waiting for the storms to pass.  It’s about learning to dance in the rain (Unknown)

Life is not always a case of holding the best hand of cards, but sometimes playing a poor hand well.

If you are depressed, then you are living in the past.  If you are worried or anxious, you are living in the future.  But if you are at peace, then you are living in the present.

To be yourself in a world which is doing its best to change you is a constant battle.  Winning that battle makes you what you are.

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, whilst your reputation is merely what others think you are (John Wooden)

The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace (Mahatma Gandhi)

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not.  Remember that what you now have, was once among the things you only hoped for (Epicurus- Greek Philosopher)

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief (Marcus Tullius Cicero – Roman Orator)

A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly.  You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick out teeth.  But if you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely (Roald Dahl)

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see (Mark Twain)

New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings (Lao Tzu)

Bad things do happen.  How I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life.  I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilised by the gravity of my loss or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – Life itself (Walter Anderson – American Artist)

We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness (Charlie Chaplin)

You have to go wholeheartedly into anything in order to achieve anything worth having (Frank Lloyd Wright – Architect)

A diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well (Unknown)

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention (Oscar Wilde)

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong.  Because someday in your life, you will have been all of these (George Washington Carver)

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties o his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties (Harry S Truman)

Someone is enjoying shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago (Warren Bufett – Philanthropist)

Every one of us received and passes on an inheritance. The inheritance may not be an accumulation of earthly possessions or acquired riches, but whether we realise it or not, our choices, words, actions and values will impact someone and form the heritage we hand down (Ben Hardesty – Musician)

Storms make trees take deeper roots (Dolly Parton)

When building a life or any structure, the higher you can go depends on the strength of your base and foundations.  I’m sure  (insert name here) family have been given great foundations in the legacy left by their father and to see them climb to the height they already have and the possibility of even greater heights during their lifetime.

It’s easier to down a hill than up it, but the view is much better at the top (Henry Ward Beecher)

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant (R.L. Stevenson)

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.  Today I am wise, so I am changing myself (Jalal Ad-Din Rumi – Persian poet)

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference (Reinhold Niebuhr – American Theologian)

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair but manifestations of strengths and resolutions (Khalil Gibran – Artist, poet, writer)

I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man (George Washington)

We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives. So best to remove the weeds or anger, avarice, envy and doubt that peace and abundance may manifest for all (Dorothy Day – Journalist, activist)

How people treat you is their karma. How you react is yours (Dr Wayne Dyer – Author)

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own (Benjamin Disraeli)

To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society (Theodore Roosevelt)

Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your modus operandi and change your world (Annie Lennox)

Now is no time to think of what you do not have, think of what you can do with what there is (Ernest Hemingway)

No person was ever honoured for what he received.  Honour has been the reward for what he gave (Calvin Coolidge)

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you (Diana Spencer)

Be yourself:  Everyone else is already taken (Oscar Wilde)