Friday, May 09, 2014

Book Quotes: The Art of Living Treasure Chest by Wilferd A.Peterson (part 6/7)

The Art of WORDS

The dictionary is full of words. It is how words are used that makes the big difference.  Words can lift us into heaven or lower us into hell….”Good words anoint a man, ill words kill a man”, wrote John Florio.

The art of words is to use them creatively, to select and arrange them to inspire the mind, stir the heart, lift the spirit.

Words are symbols of man’s finest qualities. Words such as valiant, radiant, triumphant, vibrant, heroic…These are words to live by!

The Art of ACTION

The greatest truths of God and the mightiest ideas of man remain static and unfruitful when imprisoned in books and chained to pages of paper.

Your own dreams, hopes, aims, purposes mark the time until you start them marching.

Goethe gave us the magic key: “Only begin and then the mind grows heated; only begin and the task will be completed.”


What we cannot do for a lifetime we can do for a daytime.

“Anyone,” wrote Robert Louis Stevenson, “can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down”.

Anyone can hold his temper for a day and guard the words he speaks.

Anyone can carry his burden heroically for one day.

Anyone can strive to be happy for a day and to spread happiness around.

Anyone can radiate love for a day.

Anyone can rise above fear for a day and meet each situation with courage.

Anyone can endeavour to learn something new each day and mark some growth.

The supreme art of living is to strive to live each day well.


The art of becoming rich is simply to live richly in body, mind, heart and spirit.

You become physically rich when you have rich sensations:  When your senses are alert and attuned to life so that the very fact of being alive takes on new dimensions and simple experiences have new meaning...

You become mentally rich when you think rich thought: When you immerse your mind in the noble thoughts of men, preserved through the ages in books, when you are curious to learn all you can about the world and its people, the earth beneath your feet and the farthest star in infinite space; when you develop an appreciation of beauty in painting and sculpture, poetry and music; when you expand your mind to encompass great ideas’ when you use the magic of your mind to create and serve…

You become emotionally rich when you have rich feelings.

You become spiritually rich when you discover the richness of the kingdom within: When you have a consciousness of the oneness of all life, when you experience kinship with nature….

The best definition of a rich man is a man with a rich self. What a man is, now what he has, is the measure of real wealth.


A home should be a stockade, a refuge from the flaming arrows of anxiety, tension and worry.

Stay at home to let go. Drop your cares. Learn the satisfaction of doing as you please. Let time slip by without a thought of the future.

Stay home to find happiness. Realise the wisdom of simplicity.

Stay home to prepare for tomorrow, that you may go forth as a new person, with a new spirit, to meet triumphantly the challenges of the outside world.

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