Heaven on Earth is a choice you must make, not a place we
--Dr. Wayne Dyer
Curiosity is the antidote to fear.
Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today
and make a new ending.
Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize
a mistake when you make it again.
-- F. P. Jones
If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it!
Stuff your eyes with wonder . . . live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds.
See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in
Worry is a dark room where fears are developed and enlarged
If you had a friend who talked to you like you sometimes talk to yourself,
would you continue to hang around with that person?
We age because of deterioration rather than deteriorate because of aging.
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life."
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible.
We are the hurdles we leap to be ourselves.
Challenge your most cherished assumptions.
Don't ask yourself what the world needs - ask yourself what makes you
come alive, and then go do it. Because what the world needs is people
who have come alive.
--Harold Thurman Whitman
What you think of me is none of my business.
--Terry Cole Whitaker
To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest
mistake of all.
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you
have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
But I did breathe and I did hang on,
and it did pass.
As it always did --
whatever "it" might be.
--Margo Chisholm in To The Summit
You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
If you don't take care of your body,
where will you live?
Maintaining a complicated life is a great way to avoid changing it.
--Elaine St. James
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies
inside us while we live.
What a wonderful life I've had! I only wished I'd realized it
Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional
glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful
scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point.
--Harold B. Melchart
In the end, nothing we do or say in this lifetime will matter
as much as the way we have loved one another.
--Daphne Rose Kingman
The last of the human freedoms is to choose one's attitude.
You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
The heart holds answers the brain refuses to see.
Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know
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 from within.
--Elizabeth Kuebler Ross
...if we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely
everything is ready, we shall never begin.
People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner of later
to find time for illness.
It is good to have an end to journey toward;
but it is the journey that matters in the end.
--Ursula K. Leguin
Perhaps everything that frightens us is,
in its deepest essence,
something helpless that wants our love.
--Ranier Maria Rilke
Man, unlike the animals, has never learned that the sole purpose of life
is to enjoy it.
Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, 'I am with you kid Let's
You can end half your troubles immediately by no longer permitting people
to tell you what you want.
A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory
Where you end up isn't the most important thing. It's the road you take
to get there. The road you take is what you'll look back on and call your
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be
Adventure is worthwhile in itself.
We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong.
The amount of work is the same.
Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time,' is like saying,
'I don't want to.'
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
If you asked me what I came into this world to do, I came to live out
Experience is what you get
when you don't get what you want.
It is never too late
to be what you might have been.
You cannot kindle a fire in any other heart
until it is burning in your own.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is not because things are difficult
that we do not dare,
it is because we do not dare
that they are difficult.
There is no greater privilege in life
than being yourself.
Peace is not needing to know
what will happen next.
The most powerful weapon on earth
is the human soul on fire.
For fast-acting relief,
try slowing down.
An Indian guru appeared, clad in a loincloth.
As he began to adjust my spine like a chiropractor, I protested, "Stop,
you're giving me a lot of pain."
"No," he responded... "I'm giving you change.
It's your resistance that's giving you the pain."
Once you are real
you can't become unreal again.
It lasts for always.
--Margery Williams in The Velveteen Rabbit
If you continue to think the way
you have always thought,
you'll continue to get what you've always got.
Is it enough?
It is better to make a mistake
with the full force of your being
than to carefully
avoid mistakes with a trembling spirit.
When push comes to should...
--Steve Straus and Margo Chisholm
The summit is only the excuse for being here.
Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
How old would you be
if you didn't know how old you was?
Hate is a prolonged form of suicide.
--Douglas V. Steere
Unhappiness is in not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get
One way to get high blood-pressure is to go mountain climbing over molehills.
Even if you're on the right track,
you'll get run over if you just sit there.
No man is a failure
who is enjoying life.
Pain is inevitable.
Suffering is optional.
--Kathleen Casey Theisen
If you're not playing a big enough game,
you'll screw up the game you're playing
just to give yourself something to do.
Do or do not.
There is no try.
Climb from your heart
and think of me on the summit.
--Margo Chisholm in To The Summit
Here is the test to find whether
your mission on earth is finished:
If you're alive, it isn't.
is only an inconvenience,
--G. K. Chesterton
"Come to the edge," life said.
They said, "We are afraid."
"Come to the edge," life said.
They came. He pushed them...
and they flew.
The last of the human freedoms
is to choose one's attitude.
Laughter is inner jogging.
We are here and it is now.
Further than that,
all knowledge is moonshine.
--H. L. Mencken
Let your heart guide you.
so listen closely.
--The Land Before Time
You may be disappointed if you fail,
but you are doomed if you don't try.
It is an ironic habit of human beings
to run faster when we have lost our way.
This is my passion.
I am a climber,
and standing on the summit of Mount Everest
is my dream.
The only failure would be not to try.
--Margo Chisholm in To the Summit
Peace lies within, awaiting your return.
Life's under no obligation to give us
what we expect.
Tears are like rain.
They loosen up our soil
so we can grow in different directions.
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
No one cares how much you know
until they know how much you care.
And if not now, when?
I wish you the courage to be warm
when the world would prefer you to be cool.
--Robert A. Ward
The one who says it cannot be done
should never interrupt the one who is doing it.
Freedom is what you do
with whats been done to you.