Nirvana Nuggets

To respect each other even when we profoundly disagree is the boldest and most difficult thing we can do. Jose Antonio Bowen, President, Goucher College


Change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you.

by Jon Bon Jovi

“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are…”

by Lao Tzu

“How do you expect to get better if you don’t know what you are doing?”

by New York City Choreographer

Sometimes the little opportunities that fly at us each day can have the biggest impact.

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“Forgiveness is a gift to ourselves.”

by Maya Angelou

“We are what we repeatedly do, excellence therefore, is not an act, but a habit.”

by Aristotle

My experience is what I agree to attend to.”

by William James

“Luck is realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t.”

by Lucille Ball

“Think with two minds…speak with one mouth.”

by Ye Fei Yun

“Curiosity is the antidote to fear.”

by Meredith Monk

“The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Do you understand?”

by Captain Jack Sparrow

“Politics have no relation to morals.”

by Niccolo Machiavelli

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”

by John F. Kennedy

“You don’t teach culture, you catch it.”

by Peggy Nagae

“The whole is something else than the sum of its parts.”

by Kurt Koffka

“As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary.”

by Ernest Hemingway

“You really got a hold on me…”

by Smokey Robinson

“You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.”

by Golda Meir

“The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.”

by Willie Nelson

“Anything is possible!”

by Bruce Cooper

“The imagination has a particular rhythm…the rhythm of the circle.”

by John O’Donohue

“The patient who constantly feels his pulse is not getting any better.”

by Hubert van Zeller

““Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.””

by Theodore Roosevelt

““Everything you can imagine is real.””

by Pablo P

“Confidence…is directness and courage in meeting the facts of life.”

by John Dewey

“If you expect nothing, you’re apt to be surprised. You’ll get it.”

by Malcolm Forbes

“Fatigue makes cowards of us all.”

by Vince Lombardi

“There is a hole. I don’t see it. I fall in. It isn’t my fault.”

by Portia Nelson

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”

by Carl Jung

“Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force…”

by Brenda Ueland

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any”

by Alice Walker

“The way you perceive the problem IS the problem.”

by Ron Hulnick

“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.”

by e.e. cummings

“Don’t blink. Life goes faster than you think.”

by Kenny Chesney

“Forgo your anger for a moment and save yourself a hundred days of trouble.”

by Chinese proverb

“Those things that hurt, instruct.”

by Benjamin Franklin

“If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

by M Angelou

“Knowing that our efforts are appreciated is more important than being successful.”

by Bernie Siegal

“The big gap between the ability of actors is confidence.”

by Kathleen Turner

“Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.”

by Washington Irving

“Enthusiasm is the most important thing in life.”

by Tennessee Williams

“I would not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum.”

by Frances Willard

“I possess tremendous power to make my life miserable or joyous.”

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Excellence is not an act, but a habit.”

by Aristotle

“The longing for certainty is in every human mind… but certainty is generally an illusion.”

by Oliver Wendell Homes

“The mirror is not you. The mirror is you looking at yourself.”

by George Balanchine

“In times of change, learners inherit the earth…”

by Eric Hoffer

“Fall. Figure out what to do on the way down.”

by Del Close

“Tests are not necessarily tribulations. They are areas of revelation.”

by John-Roge

“I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.”

by Ashleigh Brilliant

“The art of life lies in a constant readjustment of our surroundings.”

by Okakura Kakuzo

“All forms of fear produce fatigue.”

by Bertrand Russell

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

by Vincent Van Gogh

“Habit is stronger than reason.”

by George Santayana

“If you start to take Vienna, take Vienna.”

by Napoleon Bonaparte

“Orangutangs are skeptical of changes in their cages….”

by Simon and Garfunkel

“The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise.”

by Theodore Rubin

“No good deed goes unpunished.”

by Clare Boothe Luce

“When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him, ‘whose’?”

by Don Marquis

“It isn’t what they say about you, it’s what they whisper.”

by Errol Flynn

“Misery is a communicable disease.”

by Martha Graham

“I feel a very unusual sensation – if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.”

by Benjamin Disraeli

“Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill.”

by Tae Te Ching

“Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.”

by Ann Frank

“Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.”

by Albert Einstein

“Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.”

by George M. Adams

“I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.”

by William White