Feeling down, or just needing some inspiration, encouragement, or perspective? You're among friends here at The Sanctuary. A place where you can browse through some reflective thoughts by others who have
been in the same position. So pull up a chair, give a listen, breathe deeply and read the words that follow.
"Everything starts with yourself - with you making up
your mind about what you're going to do with your life."
Tony Dorsett, Hall of Fame Football player
"Live your life so that your children can tell their
grandchildren that you not only stood for something
wonderful - you acted on it."
Dan Zadra, CEO Creative Director Compendium, Inc.
"God gave us memories so that we might
have roses in December."
James M. Barrie, playwright and novelist
"Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat."
F. Scott Fitzgerald, author
"Do not wait; the time will never be "just right." Start
where you stand, and work with whatever tools you
may have at your command, and better tools will be
found as you go along."
"The fool wonders, the wise man asks."
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious
triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to
rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor
suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that
knows neither victory nor defeat."
"Even though you may want to move forward in your life,
you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free,
we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release
the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from
a new life. What is it you would let go of today?"
Mary Manin Morrissey, author
"Sometimes you just have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down."
Kobi Yamada, Author
"You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old."
George Burns, actor
"There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will have truly defeated age."
Sophia Loren, actress
"Silent gratitude isn't very much use to anyone."
Gertrude B. Stein
"Wise sayings often fall on barren ground; but a kind word is never thrown away."
"If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves."
Thomas Alva Edison
It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.
"You have it easily in your power to increase the sum
total of this world's happiness now. How? By giving a
few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is
lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow
the kind words you say today, but the recipient may
cherish them over a lifetime."
Dale Carnegie, author
"Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart."
"I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed; and the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I
can fail and keep on trying."
"You are what you think about all day long."
Dr. Robert Schuller, author
"The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit
of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious
chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams."
Og Mandino, Inspirational Author
"The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but
far too many people come to the fountain of life
with a sieve instead of a tank car... a teaspoon
instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and
as a result they get little."
Ben Sweetland, author
"If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by
asking - by all means ask!"
W. Clement Stone, businessman
"Every person you meet in life has a flashing sign on their
chest. It says, 'Make me feel special'."
"All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and
frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to
fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of
right about face which turns us from failure to success."
Dorthea Brande, author
"No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are,
raise your sights and see the possibilities - always see
them, for they're always there."
Norman Vincent Peale, minister, author
"As I grow older I pay less attention to what men say. I
just watch what they do."
Andrew Carnegie, Industrialist
"When you get in a tight place and everything
goes against you, till it seems as though you could
not hold a minute longer, never give up then, for that
is just the place and time that the tide will turn."
Harriet Beecher Stowe
"When you are face to face with a difficulty, you are
up against a discovery."
"The finest gift you can give anyone is encouragement.
Yet, almost no one gets the encouragement they need to
grow to their full potential. If everyone received the
encouragement they need to grow, the genius in most
everyone would blossom and the world would produce
abundance beyond our wildest dreams."
Sidney Madwed, Poet and Philosopher