“Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart.”

“Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.” Hebbel quote.

What makes the engine go? Desire, desire, desire. Stanley Kunitz,

The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions. Alfred Lord Tennyson

Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade. Intimacy develops more slowly, and commitment more gradually still. Robert Sternberg

Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless. - Honore de Balzac

“Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.” Oscar Wilde quotes

The ruling passion, be it what it will, The ruling passion conquers reason still. - Alexander Pope

Knowledge of mankind is a knowledge of their passions. - Benjamin Disraeli

It's the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion. Rebecca West


Smile and Happiness

Are you happy? Did you smile yesterday? Do you smile today?

Will you smile tomorrow?

If you're not using your smile, you're like a man with a million dollars in the bank and no checkbook. * Les Giblin

The world always looks brighter from behind a smile. *Author Unknown

People seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile. *Lee Mildon

All men have sweetness in their life. That is what helps them go on. It is towards that they turn when they feel too worn out. *** Albert Camus

Start every day with a smile and get it over with. ~W.C. Fields

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. *** Albert Schweitzer.

Before you put on a frown, make absolutely sure there are no smiles available. ~Jim Beggs

Peace begins with a smile. Only God knows our true needs.
*Mother Teresa

The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. ***Allan K. Chalmers.

~ All people smile in the same language. ~ Proverb

We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same. ***Anne Frank.

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. ***Thich Nhat Hanh



Do you believe in love?

"Love is a journey not a destination."

"In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities." --Janos Arnay

Love is a many splendid thing. Love lifts us up where we belong. All you need is love!
~ from the movie Moulin Rouge

"I love you, not only for what you are, But for what I am when I am with you."
--Roy Croft

To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
~ by Karen Sunde

When you love someone, all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
~ by Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973)

"Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own."
--Robert Heinlein

You can give without loving, But you cannot love without giving.
~ by Amy Carmichael ~



The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. Mahatma Gandhi

“There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.” Bryant H. McGill.

Forgiveness means that you've decided not to let it keep festering inside even if it only comes up once in awhile. Doc Childre and Howard Martin

“Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.” Oscar Wilde

Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.Mark Twain

Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast. ~Marlene Dietrich

"The difference between holding on to a hurt or releasing it with forgiveness is like the difference between laying your head down at night on a pillow filled with thorns or a pillow filled with rose petals."
---Loren Fischer