Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.
I believe that you control your destiny, that you can be what you want to be. You can also stop and say, 'No, I won't do it, I won't behave his way anymore. I'm lonely and I need people around me, maybe I have to change my methods of behaving,' and then you do it.
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.
Love is always bestowed as a gift - freely, willingly and without expectation. We don't love to be loved; we love to love.
Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.
Change is the end result of all true learning.
We all need each other.
I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things... I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind.
Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time... It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.
Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.
If we wish to free ourselves from enslavement, we must choose freedom and the responsibility this entails.
What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.
I've always thought that people need to feel good about themselves and I see my role as offering support to them, to provide some light along the way.
I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate - it's apathy. It's not giving a damn.
Don't brood. Get on with living and loving. You don't have forever.
Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.
The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position.
Life lived for tomorrow will always be just a day away from being realized.
What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.
We are no longer puppets being manipulated by outside powerful forces: we become the powerful force ourselves.
Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations.
Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lies man's only promise.
Don't smother each other. No one can grow in the shade.
If I don't have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance.
It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.