Article Title: Sharing Some Uplifting and Inspirational Thoughts (the Building-Blocks for a New "Work")

Author: Craig Lock

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Here are some short thoughts (and phrases) from my red book in point form), that I’ve collected over the years (instead of stamps or bottle-tops). Some are my own thoughts that I’ve jotted down in my little red book by my bedside (sometimes in the early hours). Perhaps I’ll include in a new manuscript, so will share with you. Enjoy…


The way we live is far more important than what we believe
(but then what we believe will determine how we live, so perhaps they are inter-linked???).

Einstein once said: “Try not to become a man (or woman) of success; but a person of value.”

“Keep true to the dreams of youth.”
- Friedrich Schiller, German writer/poet and philosopher

“So many others have sacrificed much more than me.”
- an anonymous hero

“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”
- Mahatma (Mohandas) Gandhi

“Live simply, so that others may simply live.”
- Gandhi

“My life is my message.”

“My death must achieve what my life failed to achieve.”
- Gandhi (again)

Martin Luther King, Jnr: “Christ gave me the message; whilst Gandhi gave me the method.”

He never lost his faith in God and in man.

Practice it, rather than preaching it.

Religion divides; whereas truth unites (ie. unity in truth)

Truth overcomes power… always.

On the epitaph of Abdurrahman Wahid (1940 – 30/12/2009) former Indonesian President are written these words:
“Here lies a humanist.”

Walk on the right side of justice

“The great lift the human spirit to be more than it is.”

You don’t have to forget the past in order to move forward.

Forgiveness for the past, strength for today… and hope for the future.”

The depth of your past determines the height of your future.

What has happened TO you is not nearly as important as what happens IN you.

As Brutus said in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar:
“There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at their flood, leads on to fortune; omitted all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries.”

“The past is history… the future a mystery.”

“It is better to light a candle, than curse the darkness…
a darkness that we will illuminate with our hearts.”


What foundation (your deepest values) are you standing on?

Spend quiet time for reflection, vision, clarity and direction.

Attitude, character, enthusiasm.

Believe, conceive and receive

Desire and achievement is not birthed in the head…but in the heart.

A champion is down at times, but is never counted out.

Surrender to God is not quitting.

YOU are the dream

You don’t have to forget the past in order to look ahead.

“If you cannot do great things, then do little things in a great way.”
- Mother Teresa

"We can all be great, because we can all serve."

- Mother Teresa

“Love rather than be loved,
in forgiving we give…
and in dying we are given eternal life.”
- Mother Teresa (again)

A hero doesn’t have to be a celebrity. A hero is ANY person who inspires somebody to be more than they “should be”. The really great lift the human spirit to be more than it is.

“You’ve sometimes got to give up the life you’ve got planned, in order to live the life you were meant to live.”
- Joseph Leyleveldt in ‘Golden Cross’
A Few "Torts" On Writing:

Writers challenge (continually) themselves and their readers in new ways – they find new niches.

I’m deeply concerned about the human moral condition.

I try to show the extra-ordinary in ordinary lives, – as revealed by the generosity of spirit and the courage of seemingly ’ordinary’ people, as they struggle with the daily trials and tribulations of the incredible journey, that we call life.

Khatib = writer

“The literature of humanity”

“I was drowning in an ocean of despair”

“like a flower, that will never blossom (bloom)”

“Ingenuous and enjoyable, it is penned by an author groping in the darkness of the past for clues as to the puzzle of the present and the future.”

“It was as if I was floating on a cloud of endless possibilities.”

"It takes lots of water to put out a great fire."

"Keep your face to the sunshine,

then you cannot see the shadows."

- Helen Keller (I "tink")

"This is not the end -

but a new beginning.

I am not afraid

anymore in the

dawn of a new day."

- Walter Rinder

Replant the roots of peace

“You can cut down the flower, but you can’t stop the coming of the spring.”

“Out of every evening comes a morning.”

Shine a light in the darkness.

Many small (yet significant) steps by many people will eventually reach their destination, their unique destinies.

Shared by: Craig Lock (“Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder”)

“Peace-makers who sow in peace will reap a harvest of righteousness.”
- James 3:18

Together, one mind, one heart, one life at a time, let’s plant the seeds, the hope of a better and brighter future.

Together, lets walk into a bright new tomorrow


Be nice to your kids.
They choose your rest-home!


Author's Bio: 

About the submitter: In his life mission Craig hopes to help, encourage, motivate, uplift and perhaps even inspire people to be their best through realising their full potentials. His dream is seeing people finding, striving for the “seemingly impossible” and one day perhaps even realising their personal goals and dreams having great FUN along the journey.

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The submitter's blog (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) is at and

"A book is small enough to hold in your hand; but when you read it, the walls fall away and you're in a room as big as the world."

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.”
- Chinese proverb

"A book, like a dog, is man's best friend, but inside it's too dark to read."

- Woody Allen (I "tink")

"Together, one mind, one soul at a time, let's see how many people we can impact, empower, encourage and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials. Change YOUR world and you help change THE world...for the better"