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Donald Hicks grew up in the small town of Sardinia, Ohio. After graduating high school and a local vocational school, he attended Southern State Community College. He later went on to graduate Writer’s Digest School.

Donald L. Hicks Quotes

Money can take you many places, but imagination can take you anywhere.

Your words, your thoughts, your imagination: powerful tools. Remember that and use them wisely.

To make mistakes or be wrong is human. To admit those mistakes shows you have the ability to learn, and are growing wiser.

If you don’t believe others can end your suffering, why believe they can end your happiness?

A day is a day. It’s just a measurement of time. Whether it’s a good day or a bad day is up to you. It’s all a matter of perception.

Happiness is truly priceless. It costs you nothing.

Happiness and Unhappiness are not things that just happen to you, they are a choice. They are a perspective.
Smile, and think about that for a moment. Now smile some more.
Not that hard is it?

In the stillness of life, we find our higher self. Be still and God is with you. Be still, and you are never alone.

Listen to the murmur of water and you'll hear Mother Nature.
Listen to the stillness beneath, and there you'll find God.

When you can see God in small things, you'll see God in all things.

Whether you buy a new TV, or car, (etc.) or any other “material” thing is often “immaterial” to God.

It’s good to want God to speak to you, but smarter to let God speak through you, because when God speaks through you, more than one can hear.

Whether or not you believe in God, He always believes in You!

God grew this.
Life grew this.
Love grew this.
God, Life, Love – Interchangeable terms.

Dogma”, spelled backwards, is “Am God”. When a person allows someone else’s dogma to become their God, they have things backwards.

You can follow the religions where God is small,
or you can follow the religions where God is all.

It's not a question of whether a person's been inspired by God, the only question is, has that person realized it, or not?

During Life, we cultivate relationships by spending days with others.
During eternity, we cultivate relationships by spending lifetimes with others.

So when someone would love to see you fail, forgive them, and draw upon that motivation to succeed.

Nature never rushes, yet everything gets done.

At the heart of all anger, all grudges, and all resentment, you'll always find a fear that hopes to stay anonymous.

Love and Fear are polar opposites. Love originates from the soul, while Fear and worries and insecurities originate in the mind. Love is Heavenly, while Fear is Earthly. Love is a gift from Above, Fear is a burden from below.

Fear and guilt are your enemies. If you let go of fear, fear lets go of you. If you release guilt, guilt will release you. How do you do that? By choosing to. It's that simple.

Fears and worries originate in the mind. Love and joy originate from the soul.

Anger is the mirror image of fear. It begins as fear, and is expressed outwardly as anger.

You can either choose to walk in light and love, or run in fear and darkness. But with the latter, you're more likely to fall.

Fear is the negative emotion that brings every traceable hardship into our life. Only Love can free us from fear.

Love opens all channels, while Fear closes them down. Love facilitates sharing, while Fear demands selfishness. Love allows us to be exposed, while Fear insists we be covered. Love provides unconditional acceptance, while fear stipulates requirements. Love enables abundance. Fear chases abundance away.

Only love can free us from fear. Fear causes us to cower in the shadows; Love allows us to dance in the sunlight.

Many people do not want to forfeit their fears. Fear is the only tool they know.

Those who teach the most about humanity, aren’t always human.

If the tree doesn't hug you back, it's not a problem with the tree, it's a problem with your heart.

We must learn that when people devalue any one Life, they devalue all Life.

No church or synagogue pew can produce a higher awareness of God than sitting at the base of a tree and observing His creation.

Make your life a magical journey of Life, encountering Life.

If you Love all Life you observe, you will observe all Life will Love.

Nature will teach us many lessons if we take the time to visit her classroom.

Love is the language that transcends all others.

Autumn teaches us a valuable lesson. During summer, all the green trees are beautiful. But there is no time of the year when the trees are more beautiful than when they are different colors. Diversity adds beauty to our world.

If you nurture Life, Life will nurture you.

Have you noticed that everything in Nature, gives back to Nature?

When you nurture Nature, Nature nurtures you.

The more you love wildlife, the more wildlife you love.

Never be afraid to cry. Sometimes, nothing can cleanse the heart more than a few wet tears.

Money is an inanimate object. It can do good works or bad works depending on the hands that wield it, and the hearts governing those hands.

In war, the only true victory is peace.

If you follow your passion, it will lead you to fulfillment.

Through artistry, imagination not only allows one to express their creativity, but also their soul.

My path is not a better path, it is simply a different path.

To follow God, one must be a little “out of their mind” (and “into their Spirit”).

When you forgive, you free your soul. But when you say I'm sorry, you free two souls.

To change undesirable behaviors we see in the world, we must change the thinking that leads to those behaviors.

So never be embarrassed by mistakes, rather, be thankful for them, because they always present an opportunity for personal growth.

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