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Aphorisms from Aa to Zz: Nn August 7, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Humor, Magick & Mystery, Mindfulness, Nature, People.


Nature does not ask, “what do they want me to be?”  Its glory lies in its authenticity.

What good is a house, if you haven’t got a decent planet to put it on? ~ Henry David Thoreau

Nature speaks with many voices.  Listen with your ears, eyes, and heart.

Celebrate the joy of nature . . . the unexpected mysteries of life!

SMILE = See Miracles In Life Everyday!

The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. ~ Voltaire

Catching a snake in the house = men’s work!


Remember, true nobility lies not in being better than someone else ~ but in being better than your previous self.

Don’t sacrifice your values to reach your goals.

Never do anything you wouldn’t be proud to tell others about.

Happiness flows from being true to yourself.

There is no pursuit more noble than mastering yourself.

Stand guard at the door of your mind ~ let only the best thoughts enter.

When we relinquish, or renounce, the extraneous, we are left with the essential, which cannot be lost.  ~ Lama Surya Das

When we understand who we really are, we free ourselves from the illusions that hold us back.

What lies before us, and what lies behind us, are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson or Oliver Wendell Holmes

Excellence doesn’t require perfection. ~ Henry James

I’ve never liked the quote, “Good guys finish last,” because it implies that greed, and power, and arrogance will get you to the finish line first . . . but that’s not the finish line that I’m aiming for. 

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Success in life is more than racking up dollars in your bank account . . . it’s about being the best YOU that YOU can be.  

Our glory lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.  ~ Nelson Mandela

If the whole world followed you, would you be pleased with where you took it? – Neale Donald Walsch

Joy is sharing the best parts of yourself with the world.

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud, was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~ Anais Nin

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it. – Moliere

You must do the thing you think you cannot do. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

When you stop hiding who you are, you have more energy to become more fully who you want to be. 

People are unhappy because they aren’t being truthful with themselves.   Being truthful with yourself plugs you into your inner power. ~ Suze Orman

He who trims himself to suit everyone else will soon whittle himself away. ~Raymond Hull

Who I am is who I want to be. ~ Cathy Comic Strip


Love grows within.  You are the garden.  Nurture your self.

You have greater impact on others by the way you listen, than by the way you talk. ~ James R. Fisher, Jr.

The first duty of love is to listen.

What if seekers need only ask:  How well do I love?

Children are to be unfolded, not molded.

You can learn many things from children . . . how much patience you have, for instance.

The older you get, the more you realize that kindness is synonymous with happiness. ~ Lionel Barrymore

Kindness echoes ~ Mother Teresa

Be happy while you’re living, for you’re a long time dead. ~ Scottish Proverb

Master your thoughts . . . master your life.

The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves. ~ Sophocles

Want to feel younger, happier, and healthier???  Change Your Attitude.

We take showers each morning to wash off yesterday’s junk, but we often forget to toss out yesterday’s anger, pain, and frustration.  Instead of toting yesterday’s trash around, let it go. ~ Marianne Richardson (paraphrased) 

Everyone will be called to account for all the legitimate pleasures which he or she has failed to enjoy. ~ The Talmud

Enjoy this moment, it won’t last.  The future soon will be the past. 
The day quickly becomes the night.  Fill each moment with delight.


1. Agatha82 - August 7, 2010

Great post, we must all Nurture Nature 🙂

nrhatch - August 7, 2010

And Spread Joy!

Check out the Levity Project when you get a chance ~ I can’t stop smiling.

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