About This Week’s Quote:

Your belief will help create the fact.-William James
About the Author: William James (1842-1910) wrote about philosophy and psychology. His most famous books include The Varieties of Religious Experience and Principles of Psychology. In 1897’s The Will to Believe James stated that belief could be rational even without supporting reason or evidence. (Source: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

 

About Last Week’s Quote:

Joy is not in things; it is in us.-Richard Wagner
About the Author:Richard Wagner(1813-1883) was an influential German composer. He is best known for the “Ride of the Valkyries” used in the film Apocalypse Now. He is still an important figure in opera. He created 13 of these including “The Flying Dutchman”.

Abundance

Ask, and it shall be given to you;seek, and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you.-Matthew 7:7
About the Author: The central figure of Christianity, Jesus Christ lived from approximately 6 BCE to between 27-36 AD. Also central to Christian belief, is that Jesus rose and ascended to heaven after crucifixion.

Life is a field of unlimited possibilities.- Dr. Deepak Chopra
About the Author: Deepak Chopra, M.D. is acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine.

Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into. -Dr. Wayne Dyer
About the Author: Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, affectionately called the “father of motivation” by his fans, is one of the most widely known and respected people in the field of self-empowerment.

Read my review of Dr. Dyer’s latest book, “The Power of Intention” at www.nuvunow.ca/review.html

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.- Albert Einstein
About the Author: Einstein lived from 1879 to 1955. He is known as one of history’s most important geniuses. Among other accomplishments he developed the Theory of Relativity.

 

Adversity

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.-Horace
About the Author: Horace was a Roman Poet who lived from 65 to 8 BC.

I trust myself to handle whatever happens in my life in an elegant, powerful and loving way.-Dr. Susan Jeffers
About the Author: Dr. Susan Jeffers is a leader in self-help. She has written 17 books including the very popular “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway.” This quote is from her newest book, “The Feel the Fear Guide to Lasting Love.” I love this book.

Beauty

The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.- Yves Saint Laurent
About the Author: Born in 1936, this now retired French fashion designer opened his own Paris fashion house in 1961.

 

Creativity

Art? You just do it-Martin Ritt
About the Author: Martin Ritt has directed 13 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances. His life spanned from 1914 to 1990. Ritt is known for the socially conscious themes of his films, which include Norma Rae.

Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.-Edgar Degas
About the Author: Degas was a French impressionist who lived from 1834 to 1917. Like other impressionists, Degas’s work focused on light and color. However, Degas is noted for his harmony of line and continuity of color.

Curiosity

Satisfaction of one’s curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.-Linus Pauling
About the Author: Linus Pauling is the only person to receive two unshared Nobel Prizes, one for peace and one for chemistry. Pauling lived between 1901 and 1994.

Curiosity may have killed the cat, but for a while I was a suspect-Steven Wright.
About the Author: Comedian Steven Wright was recently named in the Top 25 of the Comedy Central 100 Greatest Standups of All Time. Although best known for his roles and involvement and comedy, but he is also an artist, as well as the author of several books.

Grief

It is not length of life, but depth of life.-Ralph Waldo Emerson
About the Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson lived between 1803-1882. The founder of a distinctly American philosophy emphasizing optimism, individuality, and mysticism, Emerson was one of the most influential literary figures of the nineteenth century.

 

Individuality-Importance of…

It is important for the common good to foster individuality: for only the individual can produce the new ideas which the community needs for its continuous improvement and requirements-indeed, to avoid sterility and petrification.- Albert Einstein.
About the Author: Einstein lived from 1879 to 1955. He is known as one of history’s most important geniuses. Among other accomplishments he developed the Theory of Relativity.

To be great is to be misunderstood-Ralph Waldo Emerson
About the Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson lived between 1803-1882. The founder of a distinctly American philosophy emphasizing optimism, individuality, and mysticism, Emerson was one of the most influential literary figures of the nineteenth century.

 

Intelligence

If men had wings and bore black feathers, few of them would be clever enough to be crows. – Henry Ward Beecher
About the Author: Henry Ward Beecham was an American Congregational preacher, orator, and lecturer. He lived from 1813-1887. During his lifetime Mr.Beecham fought tirelessly against slavery. He preached and lectured against slavery, and as the editor of the Cincinnati Journal he wrote anti-slavery editorials.

Kindness

No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.-Aesop

About the Author: Aesop is famous for the hundreds of fables that have been attributed to his name in the approximately 2000 years since he lived.

Love

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All you need is love.-The Beatles
About the Authors: The “fab four”; George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and John Lennon enjoyed, and contine to enjoy, tremendous popularity. “All you need is love” was written by John Lennon in 1967 for a live global-broadcast called Our World. This cheerful ditty, notably, has been parodied in the hilarious Beatle’s mockumentary (mock documentary) called The Rutles. The Rutles sang “All you need is cash”. Adam Sweeting wrote an excellent article about this song in the UK’s The Guardian Unlimited online newspaper. Read it at www.guardian.co.uk/jubilee/story/0,11550,727268,00.html

The best proof of love is trust-Dr. Joyce Brothers
About the Author: Born in 1928, today Dr. Joyce Brothers is considered the dean of American psychologists. Her books have sold in the millions, and her columns appear in more than 175 newspapers reaching 22 million readers worldwide.

Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted.- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
About the Author: Likely one of the best loved American poets, Longfellow lived from 1807-1882. Of note, he was one of the first American writers to use Native themes.

The bravest are the tenderest. The loving are the daring.- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
About the Author: Likely one of the best loved American poets, Longfellow lived from 1807-1882. Of note, he was one of the first American writers to use Native themes.

 

Miracles

Where there is great love there are always miracles. – Willa Cather
About the Author: Willa Cather lived from 1873 to 1947. In addition to being a teacher she was a novelist. Cather won the Pulitzer Prize in 1923 for “One of Ours”.

The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
About the Author: Frank Lloyd Wrightleft behind a rich legacy of beautiful houses and buildings, designed in a truly American style of architecture.

 

Persistence

Gotta kick at the darkness until it bleeds daylight .- Bruce Cockburn
About the Author: With music that spans from folk to rock, this singer/songwriter been called Canada’s best kept secret. From 1970 to the present he has recorded 25 records. This quote is from the song “Lovers in a Dangerous Time” from 1984’s Stealing Fire.

Energy and persistence conquer all things.-Benjamin Franklin
About the Author: Benjamin Franklin was an American scientist, statesman, philosopher and inventor who lived from 1706-1790. Among his most famous inventions are the lightning rod, bifocals, the odometer and the Franklin stove.

It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end.- Ursula k. Le Guin.
About the Author: Ursula K. Le Guin was born Ursula Kroeber in 1929. She writes both poetry and prose, and in various modes including realistic fiction, science fiction, fantasy, young children’s books, books for young adults, screenplays, essays, verbal texts for musicians, and voicetexts for performance or recording.

 

Success

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.-Shakespeare
About the Author: Shakespeare has the reputation as one of the greatest of all writers in the English language and in Western literature, as well as one of the world’s pre-eminent dramatists. He was baptised April 26, 1564 and he died in his home in Stratford, England on April 23, 1616. Read more