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Quotes December 5, 2016

The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.
John Buchan,
politician and writer

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”
Winston Churchill

“The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been kindness, beauty, and truth.”
Albert Einstein

“You’re in the driver’s seat, you can travel in any direction you choose.”

“It’s amazing how much destruction one person can cause”

“Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.”

“Love isn’t safe. And whoever you love will hurt you. It’s part of the human experience…”

“It’s like loving the shadow of a person who never existed.”

“Whenever you had a bad day, just remember I Love You.”

“Before you say something to someone, always think about how you’d feel if someone told you the same thing.”

“We both know that I’m not over you.”

“As bad as it was, as bad as it hurts, I Thank God, I didn’t get what I thought that I deserved.”



Quotes December 4, 2016

“The desire of being believed, the desire of persuading, of leading, and directing other people, seems to be one of the strongest of all our natural desires.”
Adam Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments

Before you tell your life what you intend to do with it, listen for what it intends to do with you.
Parker J. Palmer

“I think that it is useless to fight directly against natural weaknesses. One has to force oneself to act as though one did not have them in circumstances where a duty makes it imperative; and in the ordinary course of life one has to know these weaknesses, prudently take them into account, and strive to turn them to good purpose; for they are all capable of being put to some good purpose.”
Simone Weil, Waiting For God

“The way to love anything is to realise that it might be lost.”
G. K. Chesterton, “The Advantages of Having One Leg”

The fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Carl Sagan

I’ve always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn’t have a chance to win.

I have a tip that can take five strokes off anyone’s golf game: it’s called an eraser.
Arnold Palmer

I never wanted to be famous. I only wanted to be great.
Ray Charles

It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.
Hugh Laurie

Stand your ground. Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.
John Parker (captain)













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Quotes December 2, 2016

“If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.”
Pema Chodron

Developing inner values is much like physical exercise. The more we train our abilities, the stronger they become. The difference is that, unlike the body, when it comes to training the mind, there is no limit to how far we can go.
Dalai Lama

“If you can’t get emotional about what your believe in your heart, you’re in the wrong business.”
Vince Lombardi

There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.
Leo Tolstoy,

I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. If the book we are reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow on the head, what are we reading it for
Franz Kafka,

“Emotional intelligence begins to develop in the earliest years. All the small exchanges children have with their parents, teachers, and with each other carry emotional messages.”
Daniel Goleman


Quotes November 30, 2016

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
Alexander Graham Bell,
scientist and inventor

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
Erich Fromm

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
Oprah Winfrey

We need to learn to let go as easily as we grasp and we will find our hands full and our minds empty.
Leo F. Buscaglia

There are things that we never want to let go of, people we never want to leave behind. But keep in mind that letting go isn’t the end of the world, it’s the beginning of a new life.

It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
Theodore Roosevelt

The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go the present, which we have in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon chance, and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty.

Your past does not equal your future.
Anthony Robbins

To let go is to release the images and emotions, the grudges and fears, the clingings and disappointments of the past that bind our spirit.
Jack Kornfield

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.
Lao Tzu

This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.

Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.
Deborah Reber

You don’t need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding.
Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.
Guy Finley

I demolish my bridges behind me…then there is no choice but to move forward.
Fridtjof Nansen

Why do people persist in a dissatisfying relationship, unwilling either to work toward solutions or end it and move on? It’s because they know changing will lead to the unknown, and most people believe that the unknown will be much more painful than what they’re already experiencing.
Anthony Robbins

We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
Joseph Campbell

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
Raymond Lindquist

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
Lyndon B. Johnson

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.
J. K. Rowling

Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
Wayne Dyer

The most difficult aspect of moving on is accepting that the other person already did.
Faraaz Kazi

Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.
Bob Newhart

Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energy moving forward together towards an answer.
Denis Waitley

Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.
Daphne Rose Kingma

Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You’re able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment.
Ralph Marston

When we go back in to the past and rake up all the troubles we’ve had, we end up reeling and staggering through life. Stability and peace of mind come by living in the moment.
Pam W. Vredevelt

Just remember, when you should grab something, grab it; when you should let go, let go.

There’s an important difference between giving up and letting go.
Jessica Hatchigan

You’ve got to make a conscious choice every day to shed the old – whatever ‘the old’ means for you.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

Leaders spend 5% of their time on the problem and 95% of their time on the solution. Get over it and crush it.
Anthony Robbins

Anything I cannot transform into something marvelous, I let go.
Anais Nin

The best skill at cards is knowing when to discard.
Baltasar Gracián

Let go. Why do you cling to pain? There is nothing you can do about the wrongs of yesterday. It is not yours to judge. Why hold on to the very thing which keeps you from hope and love?
Leo Buscaglia

You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.
Jan Glidewell





Quotes November 29, 2016

It is impossible for anyone to begin to learn that which he thinks he already knows.

He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
Harold Wilson,
prime minister

“Be grateful for whatever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”

“Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.”
Robert Louis Stevenson, An Inland Voyage

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
Robert Frost











Quotes November 28, 2016

One person with a belief is equal to a force of 99 who have only interests.
John Stuart Mill, 1806-1873

Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles.
Charlie Chaplin, 1889-1977

The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.
Jawaharlal Nehru, 1889-1964

Artists strive to free this true and spontaneous self in their work. Creativity, meditation are ways of freeing an inner voice.
Gloria Steinem

“As you move outside of your comfort zone, what was once the unknown and frightening becomes your new normal.”
Robin S. Sharma



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Quotes & Images November 27, 2016

Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going to fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.
Eddie Cantor

As you clean out the clutter, you will have more appreciation for what you do have. And with your newfound gratitude, you may discover that you are only tempted to buy things you love, rather than items you somewhat like.
Jennifer Noel Taylor, Love Incorporated: The Business of Doing What You Love

Despite the hard days when a lot of the work feels like a grind, I’m grateful. I’m extremely appreciative of the hard times, now behind me, and for all the work I did to climb out of them. Lorraine C Ladish, Reach! from single mom on welfare to digital entrepreneur

Kindness is like mercy: it blesses him that gives and him that takes.
Richard Layard

Admiration and appreciation are two things that always have a positive effect on any person. But when showing how much you appreciate or appreciate someone, be specific in what you say.
Jessica Gardner, Marriage Counselling From Home







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Quotes November 26, 2016

“I hate that woman,” Grandfather growled.
For a fleeting second I thought he meant me.
“Yeah, well be sure to add an extra degree of spit and polish. You need to charm her,” explained Darius.
“I’d rather seduce a cobra.”
Andrew Mayne, Name of the Devil

‘He used to tell me that to be a good con artist you had to learn to sneak in on people through their emotions instead of their windows.
Physically he was harmless, but mentally he had the uncanny ability to hone in on your biggest weakness and beat you upside the head with it.’
Ben Muse, Killing Chase

We wanted to change how politics is conducted. Wouldn’t it be great if just one politician said, ‘Do you know, my opponent has a point. Let’s see if we can’t work together and get the job done.’
Sandi Toksvig
A political party for women’s equality

“To be driven by our appetites alone is slavery, while to obey a law that we have imposed on ourselves is freedom.”
Jean-Jacques Rosseau, The Social Contract

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Melody Beattie

Grit is not just having resilience in the face of failure, but also having deep commitments that you remain loyal to over many years.
Angela Duckworth

“I come to my solitary woodland walk as the homesick go home. I thus dispose of the superfluous and see things as they are, grand and beautiful.”
Henry David Thoreau, Journal

You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.
Dr. Seuss
















Quotes November 23, 2016

“It’s not an easy journey, to get to a place where you forgive people. But it is such a powerful place, because it sets you free.”
Tyler Perry

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”
G.K. Chesterton

“We may, by fixing our attention almost fiercely on the facts actually before us, force them to turn into adventures; force them to give up their meaning and fulfill their mysterious purpose.”
G. K. Chesterton, Tremendous Trifles

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson