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Worldwide Laws of Life: 200 Eternal Spiritual Principles
John Marks Templeton

1 "We always have a choice. We can let the garden of our life grow wild and unattended until it fills with weeds, or we can take up the proper tools and tend to our garden until we create a place of unimaginable loveliness."

2 "The truly important ingredients of life are still the same as they always have been – true love and real friendship, honesty and faithfulness, sincerity, unselfishness, the concept that it is better to give than to receive, to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. These principles are still around; they haven't gone away." Nancy Reagan

3 "Your answers lie inside you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust. You'll tend to forget all this. You can remember anytime you wish." Author unknown

4 "Through the ages, the wise and thoughtful among us have said that there is good in everything and everyone if we just take the time to look for it."

5 "Look around you. Find an avenue where you can offer the gift of yourself."

6 "There is no one without love to give."

7 "Socrates believed in a divine principle, expressed through an inner voice that directs our actions along the path of morality. He taught us to explore our thinking and behaviors that are unworthy of us."

8 "Love has the patience to endure the fault we cannot cure." J. Jelinek

9 "There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands."

10 "In 'Man's Search for Meaning', Victor Frankl tells of his experience in a Nazi concentration camp. He reflects on the irony that he never felt so free as he did during that dreadful period. How could that be true? Even though all obvious freedoms had been taken away from him and he was living in constant threat of sickness, torture, and death, he discovered a depth of freedom inside of himself that he had never before experienced. We are free spirits, and our minds are not bound to anything unless we think we are."

11 "The Laws of Life work for the highest good of all."

12 "It is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness." Motto of the Christophers

13 "Love, founded on truth and not on someone's mood, knows by its own fires of devotion how to make calamities serve a useful purpose."

14 "We are part of a grand program, moving forward in accordance with the unfolding of our expanding consicousness."

15 "Everyone on the face of the globe is worthy of being loved."

16 "Our thoughts are, most assuredly, things. They are conceived in the mind and travel through time and space like ripples in a pond affecting all that they touch."

17 "Love is the vital essence that pervades and permeates, from the center to the circumference, the graduating circles of all thought and action. Love is the talisman of human weal and woe – the open sesame to every human soul." Elizabeth Cady Stanton, speech at tenth National Woman's Rights Convention

18 "Shakespeare wrote, 'There is a destiny that will shape our end, rough hew it how we will.' This statement seems to mean that there may be an ultimate goal, or a divine plan, established for each person who comes into this world."

19 "Since the beginning of time, prayer, in some form, has been observed in almost every culture recorded and studied. The desire to attune one's self toward a higher point of view is an innate part of the human soul."

20 "All conditions and circumstances in affairs and body are attracted to us to accord with the thoughts we hold steadily in consciousness."

21 "Love is an inner quality that sees good everywhere and in everybody. It insists that all is good, and by refusing to see anything but good, it tends to cause that quality to appear uppermost in itself and in other things."

22 "Without the Divine Being, I cannot succeed. With that assistance, I cannot fail." Abraham Lincoln

23 "You can begin now to understand that people on 'the other side' of the world are just like you and me – they only want to be free to be happy and useful."

24 "Love is the 'spiritual glue' that holds everything together."

25 "Every single atom in the universe responds and yields its deepest secrets to unconditional love."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite