This page is dedicated to the philosophy of life.  It contains quotes of others as well as my own that I find meaningful and useful in people’s lives.  I will still co-mingle quotes on other pages, but this page will be dedicated to the philosophy for a meaningful and centered life.


“Fear knocked on the door… Faith answered it; and lo, there was no one there”

You Only Live Once, Fall in Love with What You Do!
T. Shea Ellison

“Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around us in awareness.”
Leland Val Van De Wall

“Faith is the ability to see the invisible and believe in the incredible and that is what enables believers to receive what the masses think is impossible.”
Clarence Smithison

“Achievement in life occurs in direct proportion the intensity and persistence of your faith.”
T. Shea Ellison

“The only difference between thoughts and physical reality is time, passion, and physical activity.”
Peter McWilliams

There is only one success–to be able to spend your life in your own way.
— Christopher Morley

“Whatever failures I have known, whatever errors I have committed, whatever follies I have witnessed in private and public life have been the consequence of action without thought.” — Bernard M. Baruch, 1870-1965, American Financier

“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” – Mother Teresa

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift someone else up.” – Booker T. Washington

“An educated person is not necessarily a person with a lot of general or specialized knowledge, but one who has so developed the faculties of their mind that they can acquire anything they want, or its equivalent, without violating the rights of others.” – Napoleon Hill

“Everyone who has ever taken a shower has had an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off, and does something about it that makes a difference.” – Nolan Bushnell, Founder of Atari


“If a man or woman for whatever reason has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, she has no right to keep it to herself.”Jacques-Yves Cousteau Legendary underwater explorer and filmmaker

“If a man or woman writes a book, let her set down only what she knows. I have guesses enough of my own.” Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe German poet, novelist, playwright, and philosopher

“Believe nothing. No matter wher you read it, or who said it, even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own inner reason and your own common sense.” Buddha

“Principles only work – if you work the principles”

“If you can’t, then you MUST; for if you MUST, you can.” – Anthony RobbinsPeak performance coach, best-selling author, speaker, seminar and workshop leader extraordinaire!

“When it comes to applying the laws of success to your life, the one’s you resist the most, are the one’s you need to most embrace.” – T. Shea Ellison Author, speaker, seminar & workshop leader, coach, and philosopher

“Information is NOT power; information is only potential power. What you do with that information is power. You must take action to effect any change in the current outcomes.” – T. Shea Ellison Author, speaker, seminar & workshop leader, coach, and philosopher

“Learning only takes place when you assimilate and apply new information – when there is a change in your behavior.”

“Success takes time, effort, perseverance, and patience”

“It’s high time to start living the life you have imagined.” – T. Shea Ellison

“Learn the fundamentals of the game and stick to them. Band-Aid remedies never last.” – Jack Nicklaus The Legendary ‘Golden Bear’ professional golfer

“I’ve heard the nation’s economy is in a recession; I’ve decided not to participate”

“Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in life has a purpose. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D.Psychiatrist and author of the classic ‘On Death and Dying’

We live in an ‘energy’ universe. Energy is always moving into and out of physical form. A metaphor for God is like ‘water’ on the earth. Water exists from a single molecule to the oceans… and is constantly transmuting; the water of the oceans evaporates from the heat of the sun and becomes humidity in the air, then forms clouds, the water vapor in the clouds condenses to form rain – and we (humans) are like the raindrops (transformed or born from (God/Nature’s) dense clouds), our lives exist from the cloud to the surface, when we reach the surface, we energize and enliven the earth’s plants and animals; and billions of raindrops transform trickles into streams, the streams transform into rivers which flow back to the ocean and we bring life to billions of land and sea life – and the process starts all over. It is the circle of life.


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