"The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high, and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it."

- Michelangelo

"Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds."

- Buddha

"When we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives, but are grateful for the abundance that is present...we experience heaven on Earth."

-Sarah Ban Breathnach

"Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn't matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again, come, come."

- Rumi

"Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution."

- Kahlil Gibran

"The deep problem facing everyone is how to break free when being a prisoner is the only comfortable way you know how to live."

- Deepak Chopra

"The wound is the place where the light enters you."

- Rumi

"There is a way of living in the world that is not here, although it seems to be. You do not change appearance, though you smile more frequently. Your forehead is serene; your eyes are quiet, and the ones who walk the world as you do, recognize their own. Yet those who have not yet perceived the way, will recognize you also, and believe that you are like them, as you were before."

- A Course In Miracles

"The central act of ignorance is false identification".

- Patanjali

"A father holds his daughter’s hand for a short while, but holds her heart forever."

- Author Unknown

"People have taken different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost."

- Dalai Lama

"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction."

- Albert Einstein.

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless."

-Mother Teresa

"There is more to life than increasing its speed."


"The mind of the truly illumined is calm because the peace of God within all things is known."


"We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

- Buddha

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”

- Rumi

"The more you are motivated by Love, The more Fearless & Free your actions will be."

- The Dalai Lama

“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.”

- Sigmund Freud

"Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding."

- Albert Einstein

"When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence."

- Jiddu Krishnamurti

"The quieter you become, the more you can hear."

- Ram Dass

"It is admirable for a man to take his son fishing, but there is a special place in heaven for the father who takes his daughter shopping."

- John Sinor

"Sin is non-existent. There is only obstacles to one's ultimate union with God."

- Patanjali

"A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world." - Kahlil Gibran

“A man’s daughter is his heart. Just with feet, walking out in the world.”

-Mat Johnson

"My crown is in my heart, not on my head; Not decked with diamonds and Indian stones, Nor to be seen: my crown is called contentment: A crown it is that seldom kings enjoy."

- William Shakespeare

"They are not your friends, until they have defended you in your absence." 

- Unknown

"I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit." 

- Khalil Gibran

"In societies where mature workers are respected and where their wisdom is respected, everybody benefits. Workers are more engaged and productive. Their health is better. They live longer." 

- Deepak Chopra

"If we aren’t careful, our children will come down with “affluenza”, a disease that causes them to confuse wants and needs. We need to teach our children what my grandmother taught me. Think twice about spending money you don’t have on things you don’t need to impress people you don't like anyway. "

- Michelle Singletary

"Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality."

- Earl Nightingale

"When a person is steadfast in his abstention from harming others, then all living creatures will cease to feel enmity in his presence." 

- Patanjali

"If money and material things become the center of our lives, they seize us and make us slaves." 

- Pope Francis

"When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself." 

- Wayne Dyer

"In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher."

- The Dalai Lama

“A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart.”

- Author Unknown

"When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you."

- Lao Tzu

"Humans aren't as good as we should be in our capacity to empathize with feelings and thoughts of others, be they humans or other animals on Earth. So maybe part of our formal education should be training in empathy. Imagine how different the world would be if, in fact, that were 'reading, writing, arithmetic, empathy.'" 

- Neil deGrasse Tyson

"It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly." 

- Bertrand Russell

"Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success."

- Swami Sivananda

"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky."

- Rabindranath Tagore

"Stop trying to hold onto things that no longer exist. Relationships change. People change. Things change. You can wish with great fierceness that this wasn’t the true, but it is. Stop focusing on people and things which simply create sadness. Aim yourself at what brings joy." 

- Karen Salmansohn

"It is much better walking alone in the right direction than following the herd walking in the wrong direction."

- Unknown

"The Divine is the sea. All religions are rivers leading to the sea. Some rivers wind a great deal. Why not go to the sea directly? "

- Mother Meera

"Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful."

- Thich Nhat Hanh

" The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough."

- Rabindranath Tagore

"Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn,

a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter.

If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things,

this is the best season of your life." 

- Wu Men

"Education is not just about going to school and getting a degree. It's about widening your knowledge and absorbing the truth about life."

- Shakuntala Devi

"When you are completely free of boundaries, you don't have to have a huge number of material things. You already own something far more precious. You own yourself."

- Deepak Chopra

"The greatest legacy one can pass on to one's children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one's life, but rather a legacy of character and faith."

- Billy Graham

"The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind. "

- Khalil Gibran

"Always...that which you most need is already at hand. It's simply your incessant searching and belief in it's absence that keeps it from view."

- Mike Dooley

"Removing toxic people from your life. It doesn’t matter whether someone is a relative, romantic interest, employer, childhood friend or a new acquaintance.....you don’t have to make room for people who cause you pain or make you feel small. It’s one thing if a person owns up to their behavior and makes an effort to change. But if a person disregards your feelings , ignores your boundaries, and continues to treat you in a harmful way, they need to go.”

- Daniell Koepke

"I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend."

- Thomas Jefferson

"Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self."

- Khalil Gibran

"The cause of happiness and the solution to our problems do not lie in knowledge of material things. Happiness and suffering are states of mind, and so their main causes cannot be found outside the mind. If we want to be truly happy and free from suffering, we must learn how to control our mind."

- Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

"Seeking happiness in material things is a sure way of being unhappy."

- Pope Francis

"Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They came through you but not from you and though they are with you yet they belong not to you."

- Khalil Gibran

"Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been."

- Mark Twain

"If we have no peace, it is becasue we have forgotten that we belong to each other."

- Mother Teresa

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind." 

- William James

"A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination." 

- Nelson Mandela

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying 'I will try again tomorrow'"

- Mary Ann Radmacher

"The world in which you were born is just one model of reality. Other cultures are not failed attempts at being you: They are unique manifestations of the human spirit".

- Wade Davis

"As surely as the snow falls, the winds rage, and the rivers run, so are you, minute by minute, day by day, inevitably drawn to all your heart desires. Act on this."

- Mike Dooley

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. " 

- Leo Buscaglia

"These were people so hungry for love that they were accepting substitutes. There were embracing material things and expecting a sort of hug back. But it never works. You can't substitute material things for love or for gentleness or for tenderness or for a sense of comradeship. Money is no substitute for tenderness, and power is not a substitute for tenderness. I can tell you as I'm sitting here dying, when you most need it, neither money nor power will give you the feeling you're looking for, no matter how much of them you have."

- Morrie Schwartz

“The most common ego identifications have to do with possessions, the work you do, social status and recognition, knowledge and education, physical appearance, special abilities, relationships, personal and family history, belief
systems, and often political, nationalistic, racial, religious, and other collective identifications. None of these is you.”

- Eckhart Tolle

“Knowing others is wisdom; knowing the self is enlightenment.” - Tao Te Ching

“Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.”

- Rabindranath Tagor

"Wisdom tells me I am nothing. Love tells me I am everything. Between the two my life flows."

- Nisargadatta Maharaj

"Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know." 

- Pema Chodron

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”

- Mother Teresa

“If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.”

- Rabbi Harold Kushner

“I close my eyes in order to see." 

- Paul Gauguin

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”

- Dalai Lama

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched... but are felt in the heart.”

- Helen Keller

“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.”

- The Dalai Lama

“Let go of people who dull your shine, poison your spirit and bring you drama. Cancel your subscription to their issues.”

- Steve Maraboli

"The world is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper."

- W.B. Yeats

"I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars."

- Og Mandino

"The Soul is the voice of the body's interests."

- George Santayana

"The black sheep in the family is sometimes the only one telling the truth."

- Unknown

"We need to reject any politics that targets people because of race or religion. This isn't a matter of political correctness. It's a matter of understanding what makes us strong. The world respects us not just for our arsenal; it respects us for our diversity and our openness and the way we respect every faith."

- Barack Obama

"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared."

- Buddha

"Remind yourself that the greatest technique for bringing peace into your life is to always choose being kind when you have a choice between being right or being kind."

- Wayne Dyer

"Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you're doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you. "

- Joel Osteen

"Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."

- Nathaniel Hawthorne

"The quieter you become, the more you can hear."

- Ram Dass

"We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

- Buddha

"Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding."

- Albert Einstein

"If there were no night, we would not appreciate the day, nor could we see the stars and the vastness of the heavens. We must partake of the bitter with the sweet. There is a divine purpose in the adversities we encounter every day. They prepare, they purge, they purify, and thus they bless."

- James E. Faust

"In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself. "

- Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree."

- Martin Luther

“If you judge after appearances, you will continue to be enslaved by the evidence of your senses.”

- Neville Goddard

“You like taking care of people because it heals the part of you that needed someone to take care of you.”

- Unknown

"Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them."

- Richard Evans

“Bigotry and hatred are enemies to us all. Grace, Mercy and Forgiveness will help a man stand tall."
- John Mellencamp

"When you are steadfast in your abstention of thoughts of harm directed toward yourself and others, all living creatures will cease to feel fear in your presence."

- Patanjali

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

- Martin Luther King Jr.

"All the answers that I am seeking are already within me. I tap into them by going within on a regular basis.”

- Catherine Taylor

It’s not easy to detach from people you’ve had close ties with, but sometimes it’s necessary in order to restore your sanity. Your piece of mind."

- Unknown

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.”

- Unknown

"Keep Your distance from people who will never admit they are wrong and always try to make you feel like it’s all your fault."

- Unknown

"Don’t force someone to remember you all the time. Just stay silent and let them realize how they will be without you in their life."

- Unknown

"Some people aren’t anti-social, they’re just very selective when it comes to who they associate with."

- Unknown

If it can’t be reduced, Reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled or composted, then It should be restricted, redesigned, or removed from production.

- Pete Seeger

"It's a very important thing to learn to talk to people you disagree with."

- Pete Seeger

"Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life."

- Joel Osteen

"If you don't think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days."

- Kris Carr

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

- Mark Twain

"We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies."

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Aversion is a form of bondage. We are tied to what we hate or fear. This is why, in our lives, the same problem, the same danger or difficulty will present itself over and over again in various prospects, as long as we continue to resist or run away from it instead of examining it and solving it."

- Patanjali

"In a toxic family system, the black sheep is often just the person who sees through everyone else's bullshit”

- Unknown

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Neil Klatsky is a Social Work Therapist specializing in Youth & Children Mental Health, Working with Children, Teens & Adolescents, and Family Mental Health Services in the Setauket, Port Jefferson, Wading River, Rocky Point, Shoreham, North Shore & Eastern Suffolk County areas.