So profound and meaningful is the joy and the enthusiasm that is born in one's mind and heart by human love and helpfulness that it has the power to motivate for a lifetime...
You don't have to be a doctor to say or do that which puts a light in a human eye and joy on a human face. Simply practice Jesus' commandment that we love one another. Go out and do something for somebody. These are the things that make happy people. Here is the one never-failing source of the joy and enthusiasm we are talking about.
- Norman Vincent Peale
Most of the people I know who have what I want - that is to say, purpose, heart, balance, gratitude, joy - are people with a deep sense of spirituality... They follow a brighter light than the glimmer of their own candle; they are part of something beautiful. I saw something once... that said, "A human life is like a single letter of the alphabet. It can be meaningless. Or it can be part of great meaning."
- Anne Lamott
Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
- John Quincy Adams
Divine qualities - "You are wise... not with a known wisdom. You understand... not with public understanding. You have no known place... just making known your power and strength to human beings, showing them how the world is conducted by justice and compassion, according to human action. But actually, you have no known justice or compassion, nor any quality at all."
- Daniel C. Matt
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