Quotes to Live By

The River

Treat the Earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors; we borrow it from our Children. – Ancient Native American Proverb

Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home. Wilderness is a necessity. – John Muir

Be truthful, gentle, and fearless. – Gandhi

Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many. – unknown source

The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling. – Fabienne Fredrickson

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death. – Leonardo da Vinci

A strong economy needs a healthy environment. – Greenpeace

Measure your success not simply in monetary means, but rather by your utility to society. – Jason Robinson

In order to keep moving, keep moving. – unknown source

Buddha was asked, “What have you gained from meditation?” He replied “Nothing!” “However, Buddha said, let me tell you what I lost: Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Insecurity, Fear of Old Age, and Death.”

Let him sleep for when he wakes he will move mountains! – unknown source

I wish for your help to create a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity. – Jamie Oliver

We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone. – Ronald Reagan

The individual activity of one [person] man with backbone will do more than a thousand [people] with a mere wishbone. – William J. H. Boetcker

He that takes medicine and neglects diet wastes the time of his doctor. – Ancient Chinese Proverb

It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when is salary depends on his not understanding it. – Upton Sinclair

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. – Mahatma Gandhi

I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions. – Augusten Burroughs

When you were made a leader you weren’t given a crown, you were given the responsibility to bring out the best in others. – Jack Welch