I've been collecting these over the last couple weeks. Just thought I'd share.
They're all from:
The Serenity Project
Serenity Blocker: Envy
Program Principle: Acceptance leads to serenity; envy to ongoing dissatisfaction and dis-ease.
"If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape, it would be the shape of a boomerang."
Charley Reese, Contemporary American journalist
Serenity Practice: Kindness...
Program Principle: Be ye kind.
“He who distributes the milk of human kindness, cannot help but spill a little on himself.”
J.M, Barrie, Scottish novelist and dramatist, best remembered for inventing the character of Peter Pan (1860-1937)
Serenity Practice: Praise...
Program Principle: Praise builds, criticism tears down. Would you like to be a builder or a wrecking ball?
“Appreciative words are the most powerful force for good on earth!”
George W. Crane, American publisher (1843-1913)
Serenity Practice: Selflessness
Program Principle: We find peace by living for others, not for own edification.
“Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.”
Nancy Witcher Astor, first woman to serve as a member of the British House of Commons. (1879 - 1964)
Serenity Practice: Surrender...
Program Principle: Some of us tried to hold onto our old ideas and the result was nil until we let go absolutely.
"Life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice."
Maya Angelou, contemporary American poet.
Serenity Practice: Giving...
Program Principle: Generosity is an unfailing sign of spirituality.
“Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege."
John D. Rockefeller Jr., American philanthropist, son of the founder of Standard Oil. (1874-1960)
Serenity Practice: Humor...
Program Principle: The key to sanity is a good sense of humor.
“A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs, jolted by every pebble in the road."
Henry Ward Beecher, American Congregationalist clergyman and reformer. (1813-1887)
Serenity Practice: Vision...
Program Principle: The program constitutes a new vision for life. Sometimes the vision is clear, sometimes not.
“I'm a peripheral visionary."
Steven Wright, contemporary American comedian
Serenity Builder: Our positive attitude...
Program Promise: Our whole attitude and outlook on life will change...
"It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters."
Epictetus, Greek Stoic philosopher. (55 - 135)