A Quote by May Sarton on flowers, growth, and living dying

When I am alone the flowers are really seen; I can pay attention to them.  They are felt as presences.  Without them I would die...they change before my eyes.  They live and die in a few days; they keep me closely in touch with the process, with growth, and also with dying.  I am floated on their moments.

May Sarton

Source: Journal of a Solitude

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on conformity, growth, and enemy

Conformity is that jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. 

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)


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A Quote by Abraham H. Maslow on growth, fear, safety, and self-actualization

One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth.  Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.

Abraham Maslow (1908 - 1970)

Contributed by: Beth

A Quote by Viktor E. Frankl on stimulus, response, space, freedom, power, choice, and growth

Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom.

Viktor Frankl (1905 - 1997)

Source: Man's Search For Meaning

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A Quote by Russell Means on experience, growth, and lessons learned

If you learn from an experience, that's good - so nothing bad happened to you.

Russell Means

Source: Where White Men Fear to Tread: The Autobiography of Russell Means, Pages: 129

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on growth, motivation, striving, and expansion

I have learned to walk: ever since, I let myself run. I have learned to fly: ever since, I do not want to be pushed before moving along.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Source: Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None (Modern Library), Pages: 41

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by unknown on change and growth

Change is inevitable; growth is optional.


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A Quote by Carolyn Myss on growth, growing, evolve, and evolution

We evolve at the rate of the tribe we are plugged into.

Carolyn Myss

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A Quote by Meng Tzu on adversity, challenge, and growth

When heaven is about to confer a great responsibility on any man, it will exercise his mind with suffering, subject his sinews and bones to hard work, expose his body to hunger, put him to poverty, place obstacles in the paths of his deeds, so as to stimulate his mind, harden his nature, and improve wherever he is incompetent.

Meng Tzu

Source: Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom Why the Meaningful Life Is Closer Than You Think, Pages: 135

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A Quote by D. J. Rees on past, regret, possibility, motivation, and growth

Why is it, we focus so strongly on what has happened, rather than what CAN happen? Do we do this for ourselves? Do we do this TO ourselves? I want to move from where I am, not back from where I was.

D. J. Rees

Contributed by: DJ

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