Friday, September 14, 2012

Engraved upon the memory, they give you good thoughts...

"It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. The quotations, when engraved upon the memory, give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more!"
- Winston Churchill     

Quotes Collection 101
It's my one-hundred-first post and my 101st quotations! You might have noticed by now that I have a quotation at the start of every post that relates to its content. They serve as inspiration of what I am to write, the source of my ideas for each one that I compose, research, share, repost or copy-paste about Massage, Bodywork, Energy Work, Somatic Therapy, Health and Wellness and anything in between. Here are the collection and their authors:
1.     "It is confidence in our bodies, minds and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures, new directions to grow in, and new lessons to learn - which is what life is all about... I finally realized that being grateful to my body was the key to giving more love to myself." - Oprah Winfrey
2.     "Dwell as near as possible to the channel in which your life flows..." - Henry David Thoreau
3.     "Whatever is in any way beautiful hath its source of beauty in itself, and is complete in itself; praise forms no part of it. So it is none the worse nor the better for being praised."- Marcus Aurelius Antonius
4.     "Our bodies communicate to us clearly and specifically, if we are willing to listen to them." - Shakti Gawain
5.     "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller
6.     "Touch is Energy... Energy is ethernal delight" - William Blake
7.     "Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional..."- Anonymous
8.     "Say not that honor is the child of boldness, nor believe thou that the hazard of life alone can pay the price of it: it is not to the action that it is due,
9.     but to the manner of performing it." - Akhenaton
10. "There are two modes of establishing our reputation: to be praised by honest men, and to be abused by rogues. It is best, however, to secure the former, because it will invariably be accompanied by the latter." - Charles Caleb Colton
11. " As any action or posture long continued distorts and disfigures the limbs; so the mind likewise is crippled and contracted by perpetual application to the same set of ideas." - Samuel Johnson
12. "To morally figure out where you stand, what you believe in... are you willing to follow the journey and make that journey worth while?" - Jennifer Love Hewitt
13. "We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself." - Lloyd Alexander
14. "The movement of Soul beyond the human senses is such a natural process that one is likely to overlook it in its simplicity." - Harold Klemp
15. "To fall in love with your job, is the way to succeed." - Jiro Ono
16. "The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns, the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose." - Kahlil Gilbran
17. "There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other." - Douglas Everett
18. "Manners must adorn knowledge and smooth its way in the world, without them it is like a great rough diamond, very well in a closet by way of curiosity, and also for its intrinsic value; but most priced when polished." - Lord Chesterfield"
19. It is indeed, a remarkable circumstance that when Western civilization discovers Relativity it applies it to the manufacture of atom-bombs, whereas Oriental civilization applies it to the development of new states of consciousness." - Frederic Spiegelberg
20. "You can not turn back the clock but you can wind it up again." - Bonnie Prudden
21. "There are no great men, only great challenges that ordinary men are forced by circumstances to meet." - William F. Halsey
22. "I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel..." - Leo Feraer-Oporto
23. "Life at its best is a creative synthesis of opposites in fruitful harmony."- Martin Luther King, Jr.
24. "I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge - myth is more potent than history - dreams are more powerful than facts - hope always triumphs over experience - laughter is the cure for grief - love is stronger than death."- Robert Fulghum
25. "Any genuine teaching will result, if successful, in someone's knowing how to bring about a better condition of things than existed earlier. And what better way to do it than setting examples." - John Dewey
26. "Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open." - Sir James Dewar
27. "People who succeed in Massage Therapy simply are Massage Therapists either by natural talent or through hard work and craft! Whether you succeed financially, however, depends on whether you learn to be a businessperson..." - Collin Powell
28. "Massage Therapist are meant to be felt, NOT heard!" - Anonymous
29. "If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment." - Marcus Aurelius
30. "f you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside your comfort zone, then you are forced to expand your consciousness." - Les Brown
31. "Touch is also an essence of Nursing as to Care being also an essence of Massage. They deepen the effects of each other." - Leo Feraer-Oporto
32. "I do believe that when we face challenges in life that are far beyond our own power, it's an opportunity to build on our faith, inner strength and courage. I've learned that how we face challenges plays a big role in the outcome of them." - Sasha Azevedo
33. "I never see what has been done, I only see what remains to be done..." - Buddha
34. "The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answer." - Morgan Scott Peck
35. "Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make you a far happier and a more productive person." - David M. Burn
36. "If a man empties his purse into his head no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." - Benjamin Franklin
37. "Learn to regard the souls around you as parts of some grand instrument. It is for each of us to know the keys and stops, that we may draw forth the harmonies that He sleeping in the silent octaves." - Anonymous
38. "Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers and creators borrowed one from another." - Voltaire
39. "Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it." - Thomas Jefferson
40. "The wisdom of the ancients appears to great advantage in some of their remarks about rubbing, and it requires years of practical acquaintance with massage in order to fully appreciate them." - Hippocrates
41. "A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history." - Mahatma Gandhi
42. "What does not kill you, makes you stronger..." - Anonymous
43. "There is nothing like writing to force you to think and get your thoughts straight." - Warren Buffett
44. "Eventually, all things merge into one, though a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. And on some of the rocks are timeless raindrops..." - Anonymous
45. "Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are." - John Wooden
46. "In the first place, if the dogma was never broken, the stigma would never have risen." - Anonymous
47. "Never ruin an apology with an excuse." - Kimberly Johnson
48. "You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing change to master you." - Brian Tracy
49. "A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories." - Honore de Balzac
50. "Because impudence is a vice, it does not follow that modesty is a virtue; it is built upon shame, a passion in our nature, and may be either good or bad according to the actions performed from that motive." - Bernard de Mandeville
51. "If something can go wrong, it will." - Murphy's Law
52. "When the heat and motion of blind impulses and passions distract it on all sides, we can neither give nor receive anything truly. But when we find our centre in our soul by the power of self-restraint, by the force that harmonizes all warring element." - Rabindranath Tagore
53. "Everyday, gay men roam the world of free enterprise, Massage Therapy and Spas in this case, where sexual orientation is just about as important as the color of your skin!" - Leo Feraer-Oporto
54. "Life in the Physical Body is meant to be an Ecstatic Experience." - Shakti Gawain
55. "I put all my genius into my life, I put only my talent into my work. To truly appreciate your work, imagine yourself without one!" - Oscar Wilde
56. "If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought." - Peace Pilgrim
57. "Don't reserve your best behavior for special occasions. You can't have two sets of manners, two social codes - one for those you admire and want to impress, another for those whom you consider unimportant. You must be the same to all people." - Lillian Eichler Watson
58. "When your self-worth goes up, your net worth goes up with it." - Mark Victor Hansen
59. "Our obligation as professional therapists is to be clear as to who we are and what we do. The obligation to do no harm is, and should be, extended to not allowing others to do harm under our good name." - Lavon Watson, LMP
60. "Nothing is so Good, it lasts eternally! Perfect situations must go wrong..." - Elaine Paige
61. "There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hardwork and learning from your failure." - Collin Powell
62. "Burnout is nature's way of telling you, you have been going through motions your soul has departed..." - Sam Keen
63. "All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender. For it is all give and no take." - Mohandas Gandhi
64. "We are too concerned of what was and what will be, we forget what is now. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but todays is a gift... And that is why it is called the 'present'! Welcome every morning with a smile!" - Master Oogway Tortoise
65. "He is someone to look up to even if you have grown taller than him..." - Dinah Craik
66. "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." - Albert Eistein
67. "It's better to remain silent and be thought a fool than open ones mouth and remove all doubt" ­­- Mark Twain
68. "Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach." - Tom Robbins
69. "Too many people confine their exercise to jumping to conclusions, running up bills, stretching the truth, bending over backward, lying down on the job, sidestepping responsibility and pushing their luck." - Samuel Butler
70. "When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that is in itself a choice." - William James
71. "Laughter sometimes comes from the most subtle of gestures and warms the coldest of corners." - Henry Ward Beecher
72. "Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them." - Albert Einstein
73. "Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is a daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart" - Mahatma Gandhi
74. "Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable." - William Pollard
75. "Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself." - Harvey S. Firestone
77. "Some people don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform and change it, rather than having it imposed upon you." - Mark Knopfler
78. "In our definitions, we grope after the spiritual by describing it as invisible. The true meaning of spiritual is real; that law which executes itself, which works without means, and which cannot be conceived as not existing." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
79. "Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love!" - Anthony Robbins
80. "Not everyone has a right to speak into your life. You are certain to get the worst of the bargain when you exchange ideas with the wrong person. Don't follow anyone who's not going anywhere." - Steven Kucsma
81. "He who has any why can endure any how." - Friedrich Nietzsche
82. "The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson." -Todd Bodette
83. "No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else." - Katherine Graham
84. "Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival." - Dalai Lama
85. "I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer, even in the depths of winter." - Albert Camus
86. "Heredity is nothing but stored environment." - Luther Burbank
87. "It is impossible to overdo luxury." - French Proverb
88. "The human body is the best picture of the human soul." - Ludwig Wittgenstein
89. "The media is not just the message. The media is a massage. We are constantly being stroked, manipulated, adjusted, realigned, and maneuvered." - Joey Skaggs
90. "Civility is but a desire to receive civility, and to be esteemed polite." - Fran├žois de la Rochefoucauld
91. "An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox." - Lao Tzu
92. "To err is human, to forgive divine. Neither should be your policy!" - Anonymous
93. "The combination of hard work and smart work is efficient work!" - Robert Half
94. "Respect a man, and he will do all the more!" - John Wooden
95. "A man's errors are his portals of discovery." - James Joyce
96. "Just as energy is the basis of life itself, and ideas the source of innovation, so is innovation the vital spark of all human change, improvement and progress." -Ted Levitt
97. "Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart." - Anonymous
98. "No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it." - Theodore Roosevelt
99. "All good things arrive unto them that wait - and don't die in the meantime." - Mark Twain
100.  "There's value in disaster. All our mistakes are burned up. Thank God, we can start anew." -Thomas Edison
- Leo Feraer-Oporto     

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