John R. Wooden
Basketball Coach, Author
Giving is so often thought of in terms of the things we give, but our greatest giving is of our time, and kindness, and even comfort for those who need it. We look on these gifts as unimportant – until we need them.
Joyce Sequichie Hifler
Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr
Critic, Journalist, Novelist.
Give yourself entirely to those around you. Be generous with your blessings. A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.
That's what I consider true generosity: You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.
Simone de Beauvoir
French Writer, Philosopher
Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.
Self Help Writer, Speaker
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.
American Television Host, Publisher
The 14th Dalai Lama
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
John F. Kennedy
35th Us President
Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you - not because they are nice, but because you are.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.
American Author On Etiquette
United States Supreme Court Justice
Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another which both attracts and heals.
L. J. Isham
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Sir Winston Churchill
British Statesman, Prime Minister, Author, Nobel Prize Winner
Stephen R. Covey
Diogenes of Sinope
The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention…. A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.
Rachel Naomi Remen
Now, feel. I am thee and thou art me and all of one is the other. And feel now. Thou hast no heart but mine.
Novelist, Nobel Prize Winner
It is man's social nature which distinguishes him from the brute creation. If it is his privilege to be independent, it is equally his duty to be inter-dependent. Only an arrogant man will claim to be independent of everybody else and be self-contained.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Indian Political And Spiritual Leader
People can't be just tied together. They have to connect. Otherwise, they'll find themselves bound hand and foot.
A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Theoretical Physicist, Philosopher, Nobel Prize Winner
We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends and living our lives.
Poet, Dancer, Producer, Playwright, Director, Author
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.
Henry David Thoreau
Naturalist, Author, Philosopher
Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn’t more complicated than that. It is opening to or receiving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it.
Author, Meditation Instructor, Psychotherapist