The more you try to avoid suffering, the more you suffer because smaller things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of suffering.

– Thomas Merton

 

Always direct your thoughts to those truths that will give you confidence, hope, joy, love, thanksgiving, and turn away your mind from those that inspire you with fear, sadness, depression.

– Bertrand Wilbertforce

 

Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.

– Isak Dinesen

 

To some degree depression is a function of unconscious anger. Pay attention to your angry feelings. Don't feel guilty about them.

– Steve

 

There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist,

or accept the responsibility for changing them.

– Dr. Denis Waitley

 

People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself.

But the Self is not something that one finds.

It is something one creates.

– Thomas Szasz

 

Your life is filled with possibility. Reach high, look forward and never give up. The world is waiting for you.

– Marian Wright Edelman

 

If you want to think about it less, think about it more.

– Fred Penzel

 

Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.

– Montaigne

 

Refuse to act on an obsession, and it will die of inaction.

– Recovery Inc.

 

Getting well is 50 percent of the job, staying well is the other 50 percent.

– Fred Penzel

 

You really never lose until you stop trying.

– Mike Ditka

 

Everybody knows if you are too careful you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to

stumble over something.

– Gertrude Stein

 

Rule your mind or it will rule you.

– Horace

 

The issue is not that you get symptoms; it's what you do with the symptoms that you get.

– Fred Penzel

 

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.

– Alfred Adler

 

The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.

– H. Norman Schwartzkopf

 

Worrying about dying will hardly help you live.

– Albert Ellis

 

It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.

– Leonardo da Vinci

 

Pain of mind is worse than pain of body.

– Publius Syrus

 

The way you get rid of the fear of doing something is to go out and do it.

– Author Unknown

 

Never discourage anyone…who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.

– Plato

 

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

– Mahatma Gandhi

 

I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.

– Christopher Reeve

 

The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.

– Mignon McLaughlin.

 

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

– George Eliot

 

If you want to be a calm, peaceful person, behave as if you are a calm, peaceful person; before you know it, you will become calmer and more peaceful.

– Suzette Fram

 

Look sharply after your thoughts, They come unlooked for, like a new bird seen in your trees, and, if you turn to your usual task, disappear.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.

– Benjamin_Franklin

 

Have no fear of perfection–you'll never reach it.

– Salvador Dali

 

Always direct your thoughts to those truths that will give you confidence, hope, joy, love, thanksgiving, and turn away your mind from those that inspire you with fear, sadness, depression.

– Bertrand Wilbertforce

 

Remember, happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely upon what you think.

– Dale Carnegie

 

Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.

– Andrew Jackson

 

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength.

– Anonymous

 

The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much.

– William Hazli

 

Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs

a step at a time.

– Mark Twain

 

Habit and routine have an unbelievable power to destroy.

– Henri de Lubac

 

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.

– Vincent van Gogh

 

There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction.

– Franz Kafka

 

The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.

– H. Norman Schwartzkopf

 

Progress always involves risk; you can't steal second base and keep your foot on first base.

– Frederick Wilcox

 

Compulsions are a lousy solution to the problem of having obsessions.

– Fred Penze

 

The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.

– Voltaire

 

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature… Avoiding danger in the long run is no safer than outright exposure. Life is either daring adventure or nothing.

– Helen Keller

 

It is impossible to get out of a problem by using the same kind of thinking that it took to get into it.

– Albert Einstein

 

Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.

– Shakespeare, from Measure for Measure

 

The basic principle behind behavioral therapy for OCD is that you cannot be bored and scared

at the same time.

-Fred Penzel

 

I can feel guilty about the past, apprehensive about the future, but only in the present can I act.

The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.

– Abraham Maslow

 

Be patient toward all this is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Do not seek the answers that cannot be given to you because you would not be able to live them, and the point is to live everything. Live the questions now.

Perhaps you will gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.

– Reiner Maria Rilke

 

Without a struggle there can be no progress.

– Frederick Douglass

 

My brain is the key that sets me free

– Harry Houdini

 

We cannot choose the things that will happen to us. But we can choose the attitude we will take

toward anything that happens. Success or failure depends on your attitude.

– Alfred A.

2 Comments
  1. bluebuddha 14 years ago

    -Thanks Rose…I needed to read those today.

    Blue

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  2. Scottie 14 years ago

    Awesome!!!!!!!!

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