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Fountain of Wisdom: Counselors
© 2003 Stephen D. Glass
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Americans' favorite inspirational, motivational funny sayings, phrases and quotes from counselors and others in counseling professions from all over the U.S.

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Learn to forgive yourself again, and again, and again, and again.
Leave it better than what you found when you got here.
Let the good times roll.
Life begins in your heart.
Life is 95% attitude.
Life is a cookie in which friends are the chocolate chips!
Life is a festival only to the wise.
Life is a series of 2-minute penalties.
Life is a series of challenges to be met and mastered.
Life is a struggle for balance!
Life is a vase to which we add a flower each day.
Life is like an ocean. You can't stop it. You can only take time to enjoy the waves.
Life is one big adventure, and I want to experience it ALL!
Life is short, and the last words you say to someone may be your last. Leave a lasting impression on their hearts.
Life is too short to be unhappy at work.
Life is too short to waste time being someone you are not.
Life is too short. Stay awake for it!
Life isn't measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Life may not be all that great, but it beats the other choice.
Life needs a little more humor.
Life without change is life without growth.
Life won't change just because you complain.
Light the darkness with your personal glow!
"Listen to life. It is the wisest teacher of all." --- Samuel Gilmore
Live free or die!
Live simply, so others may simply live.
Live today to its fullest, for tomorrow is not promised.
Live your life as an exclamation, not an explanation.
Live your own life, for you will die your own death.
Live, learn, and laugh. Do all three with enthusiasm.
Look at the canvas of life, not the peephole of mortality.
Look not with your eyes, for they see only limitations. Seek with understanding, and you shall find much more.
Look past the thorns to see the beauty of the rose.
Love - its a short word, easy to spell, difficult to define, and impossible to live without.
"Love always works, and the truth is always appropriate." --- Namaste'
Love is a decision to be unselfish and want what is best for the one loved.
Love is a relationship, not an emotion.
  "Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration." --- D.H.Lawrence
Love makes the world go round.
Love people till they can love themselves.
Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line.
Make a choice to walk upright, dust off your pain, and not show shame of our scars of life.
Make life great!
Make sure there are enough "Hello's" in your life to get you through the final "Goodbye."
Man has his will. Woman has her way.
Many things may catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart. Pursue those.
Marriage is giving someone permission to interfere with your life...for the rest of your life!
Maximize all that today offers you.
Minds are like parachutes. They only work when they are open!
Mom doesn't mean "Made Of Money".
Money can buy a beautiful puppy, but only love can make his tail wag.
Morals are great, but they have such low entertainment value.
More accurate perceptions lead to better principles and more effective practices.
Most smiles start with another smile.
"Much suffering comes into the life of one who tries to be anywhere but here in the present moment."
--- A. Sujata
Murphy's Law is always working!
My child wouldn't do that!
"My life is not an apology, but a life." --- Ralph Waldo Emerson
My life must smell better than yours. You can't seem to keep your nose out of it.
My life shall touch a dozen lives before this day is done.
My mind not only wanders, it sometimes leaves completely.
My quotes are endless.
My reality check bounced.
Never be a slave to circumstances. Be the creator of your destiny.
Never let a kiss fool you, and never let a fool kiss you.
Never let the fear of the unknown be a reason not to try.
Never lie or cheat. But, if you must lie, lie in each others arms. And, if you must cheat, cheat death.
Never stop learning.
Never underestimate the potential and power of the human spirit!
No dating until you're 20. No sex until I'm dead.
No man is an Island.
No matter what anyone says, when it comes down to it, it's all about the 'go' and not the 'show'.
No matter what, no matter where, it's always home, if love is there.
No matter where I go in my life, I know that hope shall follow.
No matter where you go, there you are.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.
No one is going to buy the whole ice cream truck when you're handing out the Popsicles for free.
No one is less or greater than I.
Nobody promised you tomorrow.
Not by age, but by knowledge is wisdom acquired.
Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: "It might have been."
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.
One day, it'll all make sense.
One thing about me...I can spot a fool a mile away!
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. ---Shakespeare
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Pain is weakness leaving the body.
Past behavior is the best predictor of your future performance.
Pay now or pay later.
People are like lightning bugs. They don't want to set the world on fire. They just like to show their a$$ from time to time.
  "People who have a giving spirit are some of the most positive people I know, because giving is the highest level of living." --- John Maxwell
Perfection is not attainable, but if you chase perfection you will catch excellence.
Poor is the man whose pleasure depends on the permission of another.
Positive action creates a positive reaction.
Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty.
  Procrastination means you know what you need to do, and you don't do it. If you don't know what to do, you aren't procrastinating, you are thinking.
Push yourself to find the extraordinary in the ordinary.
Put everyone's problems in a box. After you draw another person's problem, I'm sure you will want yours back.
Reality is relative.
Really listen to someone today. It'll help you both!
Regret looks back, sorrow looks down, but FAITH looks up.
Remain genuine, and everything else will follow.
"Remember that it all started with a Mouse." --- Walter E. Disney
Remember, once you have accepted yourself, it's so much easier to accept others and their points of view.
Respect is the most important rule.
Respect my authority!
Reveal all you have about yourself, and let the chips fall where they may.
Revenge is a dish best served cold.
Say hello, and let's take it from there! 
Saying goodbye is easy. It's letting go that's hard.
Searching for happiness? Buy a horse!
"Seek first in yourself those changes you wish in the world." --- Goethe
Seize the moment!
Show up, pay attention, speak from the heart, and don't be attached to the outcome.
Simplify life!
Since every problem has more than one solution, life always presents more solutions than problems.
Smile! It increases your face value.
Smile. If you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.
Smiles are free. Why save them?
Smiling is contagious. Do it often.
Smiling is the key to happiness.
Some mistakes are too much fun to do only once.
Some people come into our lives and quietly go. Others stay awhile leaving footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same.
Some people dream of success, while others wake up and work hard at it.
Something out there drives me toward betterness.
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
Sometimes God quiets the storm. Other times, he quiets the heart of his child in the midst of the storm.
Sometimes in life we are just the lesson that others must learn from.
Sometimes the biggest risks are the ones not taken.
Sometimes, it only takes the light of one to tear down the darkness of many.
Sometimes, the seeds of happiness are sown in darkness.
Souls are made of endurance.
Sounds like a personal problem to me!
Success is not measured in never falling, but rather in how many times you pick yourself up and persevere after you have fallen.
Take nothing for granted, especially women!
Take the cards that are dealt to you one day at a time.
Teachers are angels who earn their wings.
Tell me your story!
Tell me, I might Forget. Show me and I might Remember. Involve me and I will understand.
That which does not kill you will only make you stronger.
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." ---Helen Keller
The best is yet to come!
The best time to go fishing is when you've got time!
The best way to escape a problem is to solve it.
The best way to forget all your troubles is to wear tight shoes.
The biggest risk is not taking one at all.
The combination of menopause and teenage children is proof that God is not a woman.
The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
The dignity the world awards to you is in exact proportion as the dignity you award yourself.
The end is nothing. The road is ALL.
The essence of synergy is to value respect them, build on strengths, to compensate for weaknesses.
The future is in your hands.
The grass may be greener on the other side, but it still has to be mowed.
The graveyards are full of heroes and fools. Which are you?
The greatest legacy one can leave is a child well raised!
The heart knows what the mind cannot fathom. Follow your heart.
The highest authority needs the basement at its base, and the depths are the foundation of the heights.
---Tao Te Ching
"The highest form of bliss is living with a certain degree of folly." --- Erasmus
The least of those among us give the most and humbly expect nothing in return.
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.
The most important things in life are family & friends.
"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter." --- E.E. Cummings
The night is a river where the lonely are drowned.
The only real danger is complacence.
The only thing that stays the same is change.
The only thing worse than ignorance is shallow understanding from those who have knowledge.
The person who takes a chance, who walks the line between the known and unknown, who is unafraid of failure, will succeed.
"The person with the most information is always the winner." --- Disraeli
"The problem is not the problem. The coping is the problem." --- Virginia Satir
The problems in the world cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them.
The realization of ignorance is the first act of knowing.
The really happy person is the one who can enjoy the scenery when she has to take a detour.
The secret to life is enjoying the passage of time.
The stone that the builder refuses will always be the head cornerstone.
The strength of a leader's commitment unleashes the power of his team.
The test of love is to stay when you want to leave, to give when you feel empty, and to love when it is hardest.
The truth will set you free.
The unexamined life is not worth living!
The Universe is made of stories, not atoms.
The winds of life flow in four directions.
The wise listen.
The world's a stage, but some people are better actors with brighter costumes!
There are no strangers in the world, only friends I haven't met yet.
There are no such things as accidents. They are just plans that others made and decided not to tell you about them.
There are too many mediocre things in life. Love is not supposed to be one of them!
There are two days you should not worry about...yesterday and tomorrow.
There are two types of people...characters and people with character.
There can be no joy if what you do is different than what you believe.
There is a point, between stimulus and response, where a choice is made.
There is no man that is worth your tears. If you find one, he won't make you cry.
  "There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. We seek out problems because we need their gifts." --- Richard Bach
"There is nothing more sad than the death of an illusion." --- Cervantes (from Don Quixote)
There's always hope.
There's always room at the top.
There's but two bequests we can bestowe upon our children...the first is roots and the other is wings!
There's no normal life. There's just life, so get on with it!
There's something new around every corner.
There's such a fine line between stupid and clever.
"They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself."
--- Andy Warhol
They may take our lives, but they will never take our freedom. God Bless America!
Things are as they are.
Think positive!
This is bad on so many levels.
This is gonna hurt me more than you.
This too shall pass!
Those who abandon their dreams will discourage yours.
  "Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass or glory in the flower, we shall grieve not. Rather, find strength in what remains behind." --- William Wordsworth
Time is a great teacher, but it kills every one of its students.
Time is a lie's worst enemy.
  "Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity." --- Henry Van Dyke
To change everything, simply change your attitude.
To know me is to love me.
To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world.
To thine own self be true.
Today is the day the Lord has made.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
Torture is the cornerstone of all higher learning, and suffrage along the way builds us from within!
True friends are never forgotten. They live within your heart.
True love cannot be found where it truly does not exist, nor can it be hidden where it truly does.
  True riches are found, not in wealth, but in the laughter of children, the love of friends and family, the beauty of a symphony, a rainbow, a sunset, the smile of a stranger.
Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
Truth and Trust are the foundation of a quality life.
"Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value." --- Albert Einstein
"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. And, I'm not sure about the universe." 
--- Albert Einstein
Use your time wisely.
Vision is a compelling image of an achievable future.
Watch out for wandering wildflowers. They can change your life forever.
We all lead two lives...the life we learn from and the life we lead thereafter.
We are each the author and co-creator of our individual lives.
We are still, yet we sense a growing warmth within us.
We choose our own paths.
We have nothing to fear, but fear itself.
We teach people how to treat us.
Wear a smile every day. It makes everyone around you either happy or nervous, both of which can be fun for you.
Well, well, well...what do we have here?
We're blessed to bless others.
What goes around comes around.
What is essential is invisible to the eye. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
What most people need to learn is how to love people and use things, instead of using people and loving things.
Whatever is meant to happen will happen.
Whatever toasts your muffins.
Whatever you do in the dark, will come to light.
What's the worst that could happen?
When in doubt, DON'T!
When life is not going your way, pick another path to walk on.
When my ship finally comes in, I will probably be at the airport.
  When one door closes another door opens. Too often, we look so long and regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the ones that open for us.
When push comes to shove, we only have each other.
When the devil reminds you of your past, remind him of his future.
When the head & heart are in conflict, always follow the heart!
When the student is ready, a teacher shall appear.
When you are full of despair, give someone hope.
When you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to reform.
When you heal the past, you redeem the present and free the future.
When you listen patiently to someone you believe that you can't help, you already have!
When you put off things until the last minute, they only take a minute to do.
When you're with me an hour, it feels like a minute. When you're gone a minute, it feels like an hour.
Where there is a will, there is a way.
Where there is great love, there are miracles.
Who's the captain of your ship?
Why do people with closed minds open their mouths?
Within each of us is a book waiting to be written.
Without integrity, one's name means nothing.
Women who believe that they are equal to men lack ambition.
You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
  You are perfect. Your every defect is perfectly defined. Your every blemish is perfectly placed. Your every absurd action is perfectly timed. Only God could make something this ridiculous work.
You are special. Recognize who you really are, and create the best for yourself.
You are what you do.
You can change the world one person at a time!
"You can easily judge the character of others by the way they treat those who can do nothing for them or to them." --- Malcolm Forbes
You can go anywhere in the UNIVERSE if you read.
You can never discover new oceans, unless you are willing to lose sight of the shore.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
You cannot find happiness if you search for it, but after a virtuous act, happiness falls like rain.
You cannot fully conquer kingdoms until you have conquered yourself.
You can't have a rainbow without first weathering the storm!
You can't show a child the stars with your hands in your pockets!
You can't steal second and keep your foot on first!
You can't tell God it's not legal.
"You don't know a woman until you have had a letter from her." --- Ada Leverson
You get out of it what you put into it.
"You have not converted a man because you have silenced him." --- John Viscount Morley
You laugh at me because I'm different. I laugh at you because you're all the same.
You may learn more doing it wrong than doing it right the first time.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." --- Gandhi
You need to pick and choose your battles if you want to win the war.
You never get over it. You just get used to it.
You only get out of something what you put in.
You only live once, but if it is done right, once is enough.
You lose.
Your living is what you get. Your life is what you give.
Your mind is like a house. Do you want a shack or a mansion?
Your personal wealth lies within.
You've got a friend!

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