Category: Quotes

Quotes & Memes

Quotes October 21, 2018

Clarity is the antidote to anxiety, and therefore clarity is the preoccupation of the effective leader. If you do nothing else as a leader, be clear.
Marcus Buckingham,
business consultant and author
 
 
 
 

You can mimic a result, but not the creativity.
Sonya Teclai
 
 
 
 
You can’t eat beauty, it doesn’t feed you. You can’t rely on how you look to sustain you. What actually sustains us, what is fundamentally beautiful, is compassion – for yourself and those around you. That kind of beauty inflames the heart and enchants the soul.
Lupita Nyong’o
 
 
 
 
Don’t just wait for inspiration. Become it.
Ash Elk
 
 
 
 
If you’re not stubborn, you’ll give up on experiments too soon. And if you’re not flexible, you’ll pound your head against the wall and you won’t see a different solution to a problem you’re trying to solve.
Jeff Bezos
 
 
 
 
Maturity is realizing how many things don’t require your opinion.
Unknown

Quotes October 18, 2018

One of the best ways of avoiding necessary and even urgent tasks is to seem to be busily employed on things that are already done.
John Kenneth Galbraith,
economist
 
 
 
 
Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board.
Zora Neale Hurston,
author and anthropologist
 
 
 
 
When small men begin to cast big shadows, it means the sun is about to set.
Lin Yutang,
writer
 
 
 
 
Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.
Rainer Maria Rilke,
poet
 
 
 
 
Temperate, sincere and intelligent inquiry and discussion are only to be dreaded by the advocates of error. The truth need not fear them.
James Rush,
writer
 
 
 
 
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
Salman Rushdie,
writer
 
 
 
 
One must love humanity in order to penetrate into the unique essence of each individual: no one can be too low or too ugly.
Georg Buchner,
writer
 
 
 
 
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
Zig Ziglar,
writer and motivational speaker
 
 
 
 
In time of crisis, we summon up our strength. Then, if we are lucky, we are able to call every resource, every forgotten image that can leap to our quickening, every memory that can make us know our power.
Muriel Rukeyser,
poet
 
 
 
 
A man who knows how little he knows is well; a man who knows how much he knows is sick.
Laotzu,
philosopher
 
 
 
 
Time dissipates to shining ether the solid angularity of facts.
Ralph Waldo Emerson,
essayist, poet and philosopher
 
 
 
 
This dramatic and turbulent world makes a mockery of our plans and predictions.
Margaret Wheatley,
management consultant
 
 
 
 
Freedom can exist only in the society of knowledge. Without learning, men are incapable of knowing their rights.
Benjamin Rush,
physician and Founding Father
 
 
 
 
It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well.
Rene Descartes,
mathematician and philosopher
 
 
 
 
To succeed, planning alone is insufficient. One must improvise as well.
Isaac Asimov,
writer and professor
 
 
 
 
People try to do all sorts of clever and difficult things to improve life instead of doing the simplest, easiest thing — refusing to participate in activities that make life bad.
Leo Tolstoy,
writer

Quotes October 17, 2018

“Happy Wednesday! Cast your love to all, trust in the team to which you are joined, and do not do wrong to others for your own self gratification. You are who you are; be happy with what you are called to do. Do not pretend to be like someone else for your gifts are unique to help lead you to the success as only you can define. Have a good day.”
Byron Pulsifer
 
 
 
 
I have been complimented myself a great many times, and they always embarrass me — I always feel that they have not said enough.
Mark Twain,
humorist and writer
 
 
 
 
“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal — a commitment to excellence — that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”
Mario Andretti
 
 
 
 
“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.”
Vince Lombardi
 
 
 
 
“Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
Calvin Coolidge
 
 
 
 
“I know what I have to do, and I’m going to do whatever it takes. If I do it, I’ll come out a winner, and it doesn’t matter what anyone else does.”
Florence Griffith Joyner
 
 
 
 
“Smiling is definitely one of the best beauty remedies. If you have a good sense of humor and a good approach to life, that’s beautiful.”
Rashida Jones
 
 
 
 
“If you’re reading this… Congratulations, you’re alive. If that’s not something to smile about, then I don’t know what is.”
Chad Sugg
 
 
 
 
“It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
 
 
 
“A smile remains the most inexpensive gift I can bestow on anyone and yet its powers can vanquish kingdoms.”
Og Mandino
 
 
 
 
“Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question: What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize?”
Marcus Aurelius
 
 
 
 
“Whatever it takes to finish things, finish. You will learn more from a glorious failure than you ever will from something you never finished.”
Neil Gaiman
 
 
 
 
“If you are hurt, whether in mind or body, don’t nurse your bruises. Get up and light-heartedly, courageously, good temperedly get ready for the next encounter. This is the only way to take life – this is also ‘playing’ the game!”
Emily Post
 
 
 
 
“Every time you stay out late; every time you sleep in; every time you miss a workout; every time you don’t give 100% – You make it that much easier for me to beat you.”
Unknown

Quotes October 16, 2018

Quotes courtesy of Daily Good

 
 
 
 
In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.
Rachel Carson
 
 
 
 
We are all working on ourselves to be better human beings, but I do think that it starts with the idea that we have to quiet our minds. We need to learn how to move slower.
Myron Eshowsky
 
 
 
 
The firecracker cries aloud, “I am the light!” and is finished in a moment. The diamond, shining its light constantly, never says a word about its light.
Hazrat Inayat Khan
 
 
 
 
Where words fail, music speaks.
Hans Christian Andersen
 
 
 
 
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear
Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
 
 
 
We are the children of this forest, and our lifestyle does no harm, it supports the green. The forest is still here, and so are we
Paniya tribals of Wayanad, India
 
 
 
 
Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops.
Norman Maclean
 
 
 
 
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
Kahil Gibran
 
 
 
 
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
Dr. Seuss

Quotes October 15, 2018

That awkward moment when a nap becomes sleep and you wake up confused about year you’re in.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
If you type adeptly with 10 fingers, you’re typing faster than your mind is working.
James A. Michener
 
 
 
 
“The world’s greatest achievers have been those who have always stayed focussed on their goals and have been consistent in their efforts.”
Dr. Roopleen
 
 
 
 
“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.”
William Feather
 
 
 
 
“Positivity, confidence, and persistence are key in life, so never give up on yourself.”
Khalid
 
 
 
 
“You just can’t beat the person who won’t give up.”
Babe Ruth
 
 
 
 
“We need empathy, we need the eyes that still can weep.”
LYDIA MILLET
 
 
 
 
It takes both sides to build a bridge.
Fredrik Nael
 
 
 
 
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
Zig Ziglar,
writer and motivational speaker
 
 
 
 
In time of crisis, we summon up our strength. Then, if we are lucky, we are able to call every resource, every forgotten image that can leap to our quickening, every memory that can make us know our power.
Muriel Rukeyser,
poet
 
 
 
 
Time dissipates to shining ether the solid angularity of facts.
Ralph Waldo Emerson,
essayist, poet and philosopher
 
 
 
 
“After the war, they took Army dogs and rehabilitated then for civilian life. But they turned soldiers into civilians immediately, and let ’em sink or swim.”
MAJ Audie Murphy
 
 
 
 
Courage cannot be counterfeited. It is one virtue that escapes hypocrisy.
Napoleon Bonaparte,
military leader and emperor

Quotes October 14, 2018

“Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.”
Arthur Schopenhauer
 
 
 
 
“Clarity affords focus.”
Thomas Leonard
 
 
 
 
It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well.
Rene Descartes,
mathematician and philosopher
 
 
 
 
To succeed, planning alone is insufficient. One must improvise as well.
Isaac Asimov,
writer and professor
 
 
 
 
People try to do all sorts of clever and difficult things to improve life instead of doing the simplest, easiest thing — refusing to participate in activities that make life bad.
Leo Tolstoy,
writer
 
 
 
 
“Do not seek the because—in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.”
“Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”
Anais Nin
 
 
 
 
“Love is like a flower; friendship is like a sheltering tree.”
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
 
 
 
 
“You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.”
Mary Tyler Moore
 
 
 
 
“I love the light for it shows me the way, yet I endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.”
Og Mandino
 
 
 
 
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
Oscar Wilde
 
 
 
 
“There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.”
Friedrich Nietzsche
 
 
 
 
“You’ll have bad times, but it’ll all wake you up to the good stuff you were not paying attention to”
Good Will Hunting
 
 
 
 
”It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will”
L.M. Montgomery
 
 
 
 
“The scary thing about distance is you don’t know whether they’ll miss you or forget you.”
Nicolas Sparks
 
 
 
 
“Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.”
Edna St Vincent Millay
 
 
 
 
“Love is missing someone whenever you’re apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you’re close in heart.”
Kay Knudsen
 
 
 
 
It’s hard when you miss people. But you know if you miss them, that means you’re lucky. It means you had someone special in your life, someone worth missing.”
Nikki Schiefelbein
 
 
 
 
“I miss you like the sun misses the flowers, like the sun misses the flowers in the depths of winter, instead of beauty to direct it’s light to, the heart hardens like the frozen world which your absence has banished me to.”
William in “A Knight’s Tale”
 
 
 
 
“Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary”
The Dead Poets Society
 
 
 
 
“I will survive my grief. Amen. I have run into the darkness and arrived in the morning still living. Amen. I have made my home anywhere I still have a name. Amen. I swear that they cannot kill us all. Amen”
Hanif Willis-Abdurraquib
 
 
 
 
“I am building a fire, and every day I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match”
Mia Hamm

 
 
 
 
“I will not let anyone scare me out of my full potential”
Nicki Minaj

 
 
 
 
“True forgiveness is when you can say, ‘Thank you for that experience'”
Oprah Winfrey

Quotes October 13, 2018

Courtesy of Claudia Hall Christian Everyday Kindness

 
 
 
 
No matter what hay needs grazing today — be kind. You’ll make more hay. 😉
#EverydayKindness
 
 
 
 
Your life energy is like a pot of boiling water. Spend it boiling over? There’s no more energy for joy, laughter, and love. Your choice.
#EverydayKindness
 
 
 
 
Your kindness lights up a dark and stormy night.
#EverydayKindness
 
 
 
 
Be kind to everyone you meet today. You have no idea how they are suffering.
#EverydayKindness
 
 
 
 
Green hills, warm sun, and a blue gorgeous sky lies just beyond the storm clouds you see. Focus on the clouds and you’ll miss the gorgeous green.
#EverydayKindness
 
 
 
 
What if every time you thought: “Oh crap. What’s happened now?” you closed your laptop, went outside and took 30 breaths? (Why 30 breaths? Check out Wim Hof’s method )
#EverydayKindness
 
 
 
 

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha


 
 
 
 
“Striving for excellence motivates you, striving for perfection is demoralizing.”
Harriet Braiker
 
 
 
 
“Try not to confuse attachment with love. Attachment is about fear and dependency and has more to do with love of self than love of another.”
Yasmin Mogahed
 
 
 
 
“The fact that you’re struggling doesn’t make you a burden. It doesn’t make unlovable, undesirable, or undeserving of care. It doesn’t make you too much or too sensitive or too needy. It makes you human. “
Daniell Koepke
 
 
 
 
“Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.”
Joyce Meyer
 
 
 
 
“When it is obvious the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”
Confucius
 
 
 
 
“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.”
Iain Thomas
 
 
 
 
“You just have to determine to settle for nothing less than being fully alive, to show up, be who you are, and share your gifts.”
Gabrielle Roth
 
 
 
 
“Out of perfection nothing can be made. Every process involves breaking something up. The earth must be broken to bring forth life. If the seed does not die there is no plant. Bread results from the death of wheat. Life lives on lives. Our own life lives on the act of other people. If you are lifeworthy, you can take it.”
Joseph Campbell
 
 
 
 
“Grief, no matter where it comes from, can only be resolved by connecting to other people.”
Thomas Horn
 
 
 
 
“This time, we are holding onto the tension of not knowing, not willing to press the panic button. We are unlearning thousands of years of conditioning.”
Sukhvinder Sircar
 
 
 
 
“Holding a grudge doesn’t make you strong; it makes you bitter. Forgiving doesn’t make you weak; it sets you free.”
Unknown
 
 
 
 
“She was strong and weak and brave and broken… all at the same time.”
Unknown

Quotes October 12, 2018

We have to make sure the Hell the veterans come home from is not the Hell they come back to.
Marcus Luttrell
 
 
 
 
Moral Injury is differentiated from PTSD in that it directly relates to guilt and shame veterans experience as a result of committing actions that go against their moral codes. Therapists who study and treat moral injury have found that no amount of medication can relieve the pain of trying to live with these moral burdens.
Chuck Norris
 
 
 
 
It was only by luck and the blessings of God that my soldiers did not encounter an assault, that we did not run over an IED. And to dishonor our service by saying we’re not worthy of being called combat veterans is insulting to the majority of men and women who serve their country honorably.
Joni Ernst
 
 
 
 
When I got out of the military, I finished up my education at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and I had some mentors who said, ‘You got what it takes. You should consider going to graduate school, getting a Ph.D. in neuroscience.’ I didn’t think I had what it took until somebody who had a Ph.D. told me I had what it takes.
Carl Hart
 
 
 
 
When I was building the Vietnam Memorial, I never once asked the veterans what it was like in the war, because from my point of view, you don’t pry into other people’s business.
Maya Lin
 
 
 
 
No matter how bad any situation, cynicism has no positive impact. Watching the news, you might notice that cynicism and victimhood often seem to go hand-in-hand, but not for veterans.
James Mattis
 
 
 
 
Veterans are my life’s work. From the day my buddies saved my life in Iraq, I’ve woken up every single day dedicated to taking care of veterans and doing my best for veterans.
Tammy Duckworth

Quotes October 11, 2018

Quotes courtesy of Daily Good

 
 
 
 
Compassion is the basis of morality.
Arthur Schopenhauer
 
 
 
 
A horse doesn’t care how much you know until he knows how much you care. Put your hand on your horse and your heart in your hand.
Pat Parelli
 
 
 
 
I’m searching for knowledge
I can’t find on a newsfeed.
Knowledge found through intuition.
Knowledge found through fasting and dancing.
Lyla June
 
 
 
 
Every day you play with the light of the universe.
Pablo Neruda
 
 
 
 
Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects.
The Dalai Lama
 
 
 
 
tell them
i stood
side by side
the doctors and the dreamers
a poem in my left hand
a scalpel in the right
tried and tried to funnel
lilies and light
from poems
into the tip of my scalpel
cut a slice of bread
for the hungry.
Sriram Shamasunder
 
 
 
 
Eventually you will come to understand that
love heals everything, and love is all there is.
Gary Zukav
 
 
 
 
Civilization tries to persuade us we are going towards something, a distant goal. We have forgotten that our only goal is to live, to live each and every day, and that if we live each and every day, our true goal is achieved.
Jean Giono
 
 
 
 
Deal ye one with another with the utmost love and harmony, with friendliness and fellowship … This goal excelleth every other goal, and this aspiration is the monarch of all aspirations.
Baha’i Scriptures
 
 
 
 
There is a Power within that knows beyond
Our knowings; we are greater than our thoughts,
And sometimes earth unveils that vision here.
To live, to love are signs of infinite things.
Sri Aurobindo
 
 
 
 
There is force in the universe, which, if we permit it, will flow through us and produce miraculous results.
Mahatma Gandhi
 
 
 
 
In the dark times
Will there also be singing?
Yes, there will also be singing.
About the dark times.
Bertolt Brecht

Quotes October 10, 2018

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”
Plato
 
 
 
 
“I mean, if the relationship can’t survive the long term, why on earth would it be worth my time and energy for the short term?”
Nicholas Sparks
 
 
 
 
“What’s broken is broken — and I’d rather remember it as it was than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived.”
Margaret Mitchell
 
 
 
 
“It was strange, really. A couple months ago, I had thought I couldn’t live without him. Apparently I could.”
Gabrielle Zevin, ‘Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac’
 
 
 
 
You don’t have to let that one thing be the thing that defines you.”
Jojo Moyes, ‘After You’
 
 
 
 
“The most difficult aspect of moving on is accepting that the other person already did.”
Faraaz Kazi
 
 
 
 
“Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.”
Robert Brault
 
 
 
 
“Sometimes it takes heartbreak to shake us awake and help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for.”
“You will evolve past certain people. Let yourself.”
“Even seasonal situations can bring with them lessons that last a lifetime. If the love doesn’t last, it prepares you for the one that will.”
Mandy Hale, ‘The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass’
 
 
 
 
“Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.”
Roy T. Bennett
 
 
 
 
“Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not.”
Stephen King
 
 
 
 
“Better three hours too soon, than one minute too late.”
William Shakespeare
 
 
 
 
“Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.”
Lao Tzu
 
 
 
 
“All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that.”
Baltasar Gracian
 
 
 
 
“Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn.”
Delmore Schwartz
 
 
 
 
“The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.”
Stephen R. Covey
 
 
 
 
“If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.”
Bruce Lee
 
 
 
 
“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”
Marthe Troly-Curtin
 
 
 
 
“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.”
Leo Tolstoy
 
 
 
 
“Change your 24 hours and you will change your life.”
Eric Thomas
 
 
 
 
“The time is always right to do the right thing.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
 
 
 
 
“There are moments and days when I want to freeze time, and there are days I wish away.”
Sarah Williams
 
 
 
 
“Hands of time move us forward, never back. Only memories frozen in mind, can we re-enact.”
Robert M. Hensel
 
 
 
 
“Time is an equal opportunity employer, but how we treat time is not equal.”
John C. Maxwell
 
 
 
 
“Time is the one thing we all have in common, but it is also the one thing that we all use differently.” Catherine Pulsifer
 
 
 
 
“The trouble is, you think you have time.”
Buddha
 
 
 
 
“We have so much time and so little to do. Strike that, reverse it.”
Roald Dahl
 
 
 
 
“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”
Mark Twain
 
 
 
 
“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”
Henry David Thoreau
 
 
 
 
“Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.”
Denis Waitley
 
 
 
 
“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.”
Bruce Lee
 
 
 
 
“Time can be an ally or an enemy. What it becomes depends entirely upon you, your goals, and your determination to use every available minute.”
Zig Ziglar
 
 
 
 
“There’s only one thing more precious than our time and that’s who we spend it on.”
Leo Christopher

 
 
 
 
“There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.”
Bram Stoker