Rose Bushes

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.

-Abraham Lincoln

Beautiful People

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” ~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Copyright: Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Family Limited Partnership.

William Blake Poem

“To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.”
~ William Blake ‘Auguries of Innocence’ (c. 1803)

Quote

Seek not happiness
too greedily, and be
not fearful of
unhappiness.

-Lao Tzu

Happiness

The secret of happiness, you
see, is not found in seeking
more, but in developing the
capacity to enjoy less.

Socrates

Quote

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. “

–Marcus Aurelius

Freedom

Letting go gives us freedom,
and freedom is the only
condition for happiness. If, in
our heart, we still cling to
anything – anger, anxiety, or
possessions – we cannot be free.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Happiness

Happiness is not something ready made.
It comes from your own actions.

Dalai Lama
July 6, 1935