James Baldwin: The flattery of children

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” ~ James Baldwin

Chicken Soup for the Indian Soul

 

Elizabeth Kubler Ross: People

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within.” ~ Elizabeth Kubler Ross

Chicken Soup for the Indian

Soul

Thomas Leonard: Motivation and inspiration

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‎”Motivation is an external, temporary high that pushes you forward. Inspiration is a sustainable internal glow which pulls you forward.” ~ Thomas Leonard

Chicken Soup for the Indian Soul

John Lubbock: What we see

“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”

~ John Lubbock, from Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk, Growing Up

 

Grant Lin: The time to make a change is now

“Perhaps the most important lesson I’ve learned, though, is that the time to make a change is now — what’s in the past is done, and what’s in the future depends on the present.” ~Grant Lin; Chicken Soup for the Soul: Extraordinary Teens

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Confucius: Rising every time we fall

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Confucius 02 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” ~ Confucius; Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories of Faith.

Paramahansa Yogananda: Magnetic heart

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There is a magnet in your heart that will

attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first;

when you learn to live for others, they will live for you.” ~ Paramahansa Yogananda, Chicken Soup for the Indian Armed Forces Soul

Gloria Steinem: Planning and dreaming

“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning”

~Gloria Steinem, from Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms

Willa Cather: Calm and storm

“There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm”

~Willa Cather, from Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms

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English: Willa Cather’s childhood home in Red Cloud, Nebraska. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Salman Rushdie: Unthinkable thinkable

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“One of the extraordinary things about human events is that the unthinkable becomes thinkable.” ~ Salman Rushdie; Chicken Soup for the Indian Teenage Soul

Mahatma Gandhi: Remake ourselves

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English: USSR stamp, Mahatma Gandhi, 1969, 6 k. Русский: Марка СССР, Махатма Ганди, 1969, 6 коп. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“As human beings, our greatness lies not in being able to remake the world — that is the myth of the atomic age — as in being able to remake ourselves. ~ Mahatma Gandhi, from Chicken Soup for the Indian Teenage Soul

Aurobindo: Difficulties

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But difficulties were made to be overcome and if the Supreme Will is there, they will be overcome.” ~Aurobindo, quoted in “Chicken Soup for the Indian Soul

Kahlil Gibran: Sunshine, warmth, thunder, lightning

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“If I accept the sunshine and warmth, then I must also accept the thunder and lightning.” ~ Kahlil Gibran; Chicken Soup for the Indian Spiritual Soul.

Khalil Gibran (April 1913)

Khalil Gibran (April 1913) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Amelia Earhart: Kindness

“No kind action ever stop with itself. One kind action leads to another. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.” ~ Amelia Earhart; A 2nd Helping of Chicken Soup for the Indian Soul.

Childhood portrait of Amelia Earhart

Childhood portrait of Amelia Earhart (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Holy Bible: Faith

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“I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” ~ The Holy Bible; Chicken Soup for the Indian Spiritual Soul

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi: They always fall

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“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall…think of it, always.” ~Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, quoted in “Chicken Soup for the Indian Soul