We've displayed quotes
on our web site for a long time now, but recently we decided to
devote a complete page to the quotes that make us think, dream, laugh
and that which inspires us here at Melis for constant change and improvement.
Below you'll find a sampling of inspirational quotes relating to all areas of life
including beauty as well as concepts that we personally love and find
extremely interesting and inspiring or humourous...enjoy!
Happiness is when
what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony.
There is a
fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you
bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn
to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
Beauty is an experience, nothing else. It is not a fixed pattern or an
arrangement of features. It is something felt, a glow or a communicated
sense of fineness.
D. H. Lawrence
Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take
between two deep breaths.
~ Etty Hillesum
Imagination is the highest
kite one can fly.
~ Lauren Bacall
Nothing happens unless
first we dream. ~ Carl Sandburg
Those who dream by day
are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
~ Edgar Allen Poe
If music be the food of
love, play on. ~ Twelfth Night, I:1
When I am working on a
problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the
problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I
know it is wrong.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it's at the end of your arm,
as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help
yourself, the second is to help others. ~
A human being is
a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and
space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something
separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his
consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us
to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to
us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our
circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of
nature in its beauty.
Those who bring sunshine
into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves.
~ James M. Barrie
You must be the change you
wish to see in the world.
There is a higher court
than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It
supercedes all other courts.
The weak can never
forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Insistence on truth can
come into play when one party practices untruth or injustice. Only then
can love be tested. True friendship is put to the test only when one
party disregards the obligation of friendship.
“If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like
them best of all.”
The best and most
beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched... but are
felt in the heart. ~ Hellen Keller
The truth is that our
finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply
uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments,
propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts
and start searching for different ways or truer answers.
M. Scott Peck
Personal beauty is a better introduction than any letter. ~ Diogenes Laertius. Circa 200 A.D.
a Parisian punkette. You know, originally the punk (were) English so
it's the French version of punk which means a kind of bourgeois. A
little chic, elegant and (some kind of) accident (can) happen.
Jean Paul Gaultier
I've never been one to run around in
Speedos on the beach.
you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere. ~ Vincent
It is not sufficient to
see and to know the beauty of a work. We must feel and be affected by
it. ~ Voltaire
That which is striking and beautiful is not always good, but that which
is good is always beautiful.
~ Ninon de L'Enclos
I don't like standard beauty - there
is no beauty without strangeness. ~ Karl Lagerfeld
Whoever is happy
will make others happy too. ~ Mark Twain
The greatest part of
our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.
Love is a condition
in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Beauty is not in
the face; beauty is a light in the heart. ~ Kahlil Gibran
Happiness is a
you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. ~
Ralph Waldo Emerson
cake of new clean lemon soap arises, diffusing light and
"Where should one use perfume?" a young
woman asked. "Wherever one wants to be kissed," I said.
most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be
more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies.... It would be a
sad situation if the wrapper were better than the meat wrapped inside
it. ~ Albert Einstein
It's always the badly dressed people who are the most interesting.
~ Jean Paul Gaultier
don't know who invented the high heel, but all men owe him a lot. ~
Just around the corner in every woman's mind - is a lovely dress, a
wonderful suit, or entire costume which will make an enchanting new
creature of her. ~ Wilhela Cushman
Women usually love what they buy, yet hate two-thirds of what is in
their closets. ~ Mignon McLaughlin
who I am underneath but what I do that defines me.
~ Christian Bale
Yes and no are very
powerful words. Mean them when you say them. Respect them when you hear
them. ~ Michael Josephson
Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you
are. ~ Chinese Proverb
Code of Ethics ~ Arthur Dobrin
Do no harm to the
earth, she is your mother.
Being is more important than having.
Never promote yourself at another's expense.
Hold life sacred; treat it with reverence.
Allow each person the digity of his or her labor.
Open your home to the wayfarer.
Be ready to receive your deepest dreams;
sometimes they are the speech of unblighted conscience.
Always make restitutions to the ones you have harmed.
Never think less of yourself than you are.
Never think that you are more than another.