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Positive Quotes – Enjoy and live your dream

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

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Positive Quotes


On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow. Friedrich Nietzsche

Use your talent (everybody has one) in anyway you can. Don’t keep it for yourself like a miser – spend it like a millionaire! Lucy MacDonald

The following quotes are a attributed to Albert Einstein;

“Only a life lived for others is a life worth while.”

“The only real valuable thing is intuition.”

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough”

“There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.”

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”


The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm” Swedish proverb

Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never – in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense” Sir Winston Churchill

You’ve done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.” Herm Albright

The following quotes are attributed to Carl Jung;

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.”

“Enlightenment is not imagining figures of light but making the darkness conscious.”

“If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.”

“It is on the whole probably that we continually dream, but that consciousness makes such a noise that we do not hear it.”

“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely”

“We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.”

“If there is anything we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.”

“There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year’s course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.”


I think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.”

Willie Nelson

Not the owner of many possessions will you be right to call happy. He more rightly deserves the name of happy who knows how to use the God’s gifts wisely and to put up with rough poverty, and who fears dishonour more than death” Horace

True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose” Helen Keller

Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress. Nicholas Murray Butler

Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, “This is the real me,” and when you have found that attitude, follow it. William James

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour, catch the trade winds in your sail, explore, dream. Mark Twain

With benevolent feelings and good wishes we can free people from worrying. When we come across someone who is faced with a difficult situation because of which he is worrying, we too usually tend to think about it. Instead of helping the other person to be free from worrying, we too begin to worry. This doesn’t help either of us in anyway but only adds to the negativity of the situation. We need to develop such benevolent feelings for the ones who are going through the situation that the power of our positive feelings will spread to them too. It will act like the light of the lamp, which helps to dispel the darkness around. Only when there is positivity in the mind will they be able to think of some solution.~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu.

When there is real transformation we never repeat our mistakes. When any mistake of ours keeps repeating again and again, it becomes part of our nature, a habit and then we make it an excuse and defend ourselves saying, ‘this is just the way I am, this is my nature, etc.’ When we justify our mistake we will not be able to work on it to remove it and we find that it is only further strengthened. Once we have recognised the fact that our nature has become such that the mistake keeps repeating again and again, we need to make an attempt to change it without giving any excuse to ourselves or to others. Unless our attitude towards the mistake changes, i.e. we stop justifying it, we will not be able to do away with it.~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu.

I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet. Ancient Persian Saying

If you don’t like something, change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Mary Englbreit

He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts. Samuel Jackson

I don’t like that man, I must get to know him better. Abraham Lincoln

I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought the flower would grow. Abraham Lincoln

I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains. Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

Life is great. Don’t let circumstances and society fool you into believing it’s not. Adabella Radici

Say you are well and all is well with you, and God shall hear your words and make them true. Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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

What is possible? What you will.

Angus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

My Poetry

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

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A Moose Loose


Denise Tansley

Over materialism gluttony and greed

You think that on these things the world will succeed!

The money the drugs and alcohol too

An escape from this world

To me it’s a zoo

As another whip cracks

We learn our new tricks

What a life, in a cage

No wonder such rage

As the ringmaster shouts for us to perform

I’m sick to my stomach, to see such forlorn

Wake up and smell them, the roses you see

The bitter illusion that money’s the key

Spent lives trying hard just to make an end meet

I’m out of it now, ‘tis not me you’ll mistreat

It’s my life and my reality I have to take responsibility

And seize the day it’s not so hard

Follow your dreams and you’ll see

And when you’ve achieved them send me a card


A moose on the loose

c/o London Zoo

@Copyright Denise Tansley



Mother Earth


Denise Tansley

Will no one stand up for me,
I am all things can’t you see.
I give you air to breath, the life that feeds
I nourished you from birth.
Never once have I ask for anything, always a silent friend.
We are as one and one we are when will you ever learn,
to know when you are lonely that you are never alone.
For I walk with you in the shadows, through the dark and dim lit roads,
when the wind is light and the sun is bright, my beauty in you shines through.
How could you forsake and turn away from me when I still see,
my gardens burnt and taken away for the price of luxury.
My children starved and diseased in the name of a gene,
what price would it be to feed to love and keep clean?
My heart of fire taken like a thief in the night, and you, you took it too,
to feed machines that take you around so fast and they say to the moon.
You will see in time to come the damage that has been done,
as you try and breathe the air once clean, if only you ‘believe’ you would have won.
To bring out love from hearts of rock, would that be so hard to do?
The seeds that grow I do not create, the leaders and powers that should not dictate.
And so my tears will flow with pain and sorrow, for the friend I had.
When the light that is slowly diminishing from the sadness and anger in you,
we are one and one we are and so for me it will too.

@ Copyright Denise Tansley



Ode to John Lennon


Denise Tansley

Peace and love were free to all

He went against that mighty wall

Bringing love to our hearts

he opened our minds

How could it be, he so gentle and kind

And now the revolution gone

Just memories and second hand songs

The smell of Utopia was a second away

The day John Lennon died was a very sad day.

@ Copyright Denise Tansley



St Peter’s Square

Denise Tansley

I Sleep no more by that door

Of hands that rocked the world

Her house that sits on shores will be no more

The pain and anger of those sleeping children awakening with misty eyes

Can now see clearly

While all around is chaos

She will not come out like a mother tending to her young

Nay she sits and counts the blood stained gold

In the name of God! In the name of God!

Copyright@ Denise Tansley



Summer, Summer Love


Denise Tansley

The sun shone down like a river filling once dried,

Jumping flees and honey bees where do you go when winter thrives.

The smell of Rose petals, Hyacinths and Lavender too

The sweet long days of summer sun help us see the cold days through.

Summer, how I love you don’t go,

the wise ones fell and worshiped you,

how I can see just what they knew

You bring us harvest you bring us fun

Oh summer, summer love when will you come.

Copyright@ Denise Tansley





Denise Tansley

I hear the sound of deep sigh’s coming from the north

It’s voice loud and course rushing to my door

I try to block it out with the warmth of the hearth

Chilling me to my bones as the last leaves fall

I wait for this creature to leave that has starved me

And left me to die.

I know when it has gone, not for long though

It’s claws scratching at my door like a well-fed cat

But now it is far from my mind as the feathers of the south,

Brush my face with delight and feed my belly

Copyright@  Denise Tansley 1999




Denise Tansley

and guide


Take me slowly by the hand and lead me the way

for I would love to see a brighter day

I walked alone or so I thought believing things were bad

now you’ve shown me goodness I can see a brighter land

So I walk along with you, you’ve opened up my eyes

and when I saw what I had seen

I just broke down and cried

For all the lives we have lived and all the things we’ve seen

Why has it taken us so long to listen to our dreams?

All the messages along the way we didn’t see the clues

But come with me and hold my hand for you have an angel too.

Copyright@ Denise Tansley and Maria 2000




Denise Tansley

Dad, you were a friend of mine

Although I didn’t know it

I look at all the talent that you had I never know

I seemed to take it all for granted, I should have said I loved you from the start

But how could I know that you’d be gone so soon and leave me a broken heart

So now I’ve leaned my lesson to give all the love I’ve got to give

And I’ll remember the good times, the fun we shared and not regret a thing

Whispering voices are calling my name giving me their glory

And I can tell their stories for them now

I opened my heart and let good things come from bad

And I hear you telling me these words

Don’t cry for me for I can still see, I am the wind, the air you breath

When you are down and feeling blue, I’ll bring sunshine to your door

Don’t cry for me for I can still see, I will guide you forever more

And I will live a thousand years with you

Copyright@Denise Tansley 17/08/2002