Category: Quotes

Quotes & Memes

Quotes October 6, 2016

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement; nothing can be done without hope.
Helen Keller,
writer and political activist

“Anxiety happens when you think you have to figure out everything all at once. Breathe. You’re strong. You got this. Take it day by day.”
Karen Salmansohn

Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale,
writer and minister

“Meditation is watching the movement of mind in relationship. If you try to force the mind into silence by withdrawing from activity, you will never understand what silence is…There is a great beauty when one discovers what silence in action is. Meditation is a new approach to total life, it does not demand of you any isolation.”
Vimala Thakar: “Mutation of Mind”

“The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves.”
Logan Pearsall Smith

“The real pleasure-seeking is the combination of luxury and austerity in such a way that the luxury can really be felt.”
G.K. Chesterton, “On Pleasure-Seeking”

“The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach.”
Lin Yutang

“You don’t become a painter, you just discover one day that you are one.”
Yves Klein, quoted in Klein, by Hannah Weitemeier

Quotes October 5, 2016

Don’t loaf and invite inspiration; light out after it with a club, and if you don’t get it you will nonetheless get something that looks remarkably like it.
Jack London,
writer and social activist

“Purity strikes me as the most mysterious of the virtues and the more I think about it the less I know about it.”
Flannery O’Connor, The Habit of Being

Faith is not the clinging to a shrine but an endless pilgrimage of the heart.
Abraham Joshua Heschel

The only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams.
Oprah Winfrey,
media personality, businesswoman and philanthropist

“The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult.”
Madame Marie du Deffand

“There are two sides to every argument, until you take one.”

Quotes October 4, 2016

“Doubt is not a mistake. It makes you rationally question a decision.”
“What about regret?”
“Opposing edge of the doubt sword. One’s past and one’s future.”
Anne McAneny
Our Eyes Met Over Cantaloupe

When you’re that successful, things have a momentum, and at a certain point you can’t really tell whether you have created the momentum or it’s creating you.
Annie Lennox,
singer and songwriter

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Albert Einstein

There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.
Bryant McGill

“The struggle ends when the gratitude begins.”
Neale Donald Walsch

To be 70 years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be 40 years old.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.

The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.

Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal. Friedrich Nietzsche

Quotes October 3, 2016

“Parenting—the one occupation that churns out more psychos than Bellevue.”
Anne McAneny “Vicarious”

When you have that window of opportunity called a crisis, move as quickly as you can, get as much done as you can. There’s a momentum for change that’s very compelling.
Anne Mulcahy,
corporate leader

Hope is itself a species of happiness, and perhaps the chief happiness which this world affords.
Samuel Johnson,
writer, editor and literary critic

If men are to be precluded from offering their sentiments … the freedom of speech may be taken away, and dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
George Washington,
first US president

If you can be a better you every day, you can win the race.
Brian Wong

“At the end of life, the wish to be forgiven is ultimately the chief desire of almost every human being. In refusing to wait; in extending forgiveness to others now; we begin the long journey of becoming the person who will be large enough, able enough and generous enough to receive, at the very end, that absolution ourselves.”
David Whyte

“Personality begins where comparison leaves off. Be unique. Be memorable. Be confident. Be proud.”
Shannon L. Alder

Quotes October 2, 2016

“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”
Jackie Robinson

Do things that count, but don’t count the things you do.
Albert Einstein

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”
Dr. Seuss

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way — things that I had no words for.
Georgia O’Keefe

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
Isaac Asimov

“Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be.”
Jose Ortega y Gasset

“When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’”
Sydney J. Harris

“I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. You may not know where you’re going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you.”
C. JoyBell C.

I don’t understand why when we destroy something created by man we call it vandalism, but when we destroy something created by nature we call it progress.
Ed Begley, Jr.

Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than the arguments of its opposers. William Penn

Quotes October 1, 2016

Depends on the crimes…
He who puts an end to former crimes, by taking up the way of peace, illuminates the world like the moon freed from a veil of clouds.

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Loneliness and the feeling of being uncared for and unwanted are the greatest poverty.
Mother Teresa

He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.
Thomas Carlyle

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
Albert Einstein

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
Mark Twain

Quotes September 30, 2016

“All severity that does not tend to increase good, or prevent evil, is idle.”
Samuel Johnson, as quoted in James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson

A wise man adapts himself to circumstances, as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.
Chinese Proverb

Speculation and the exploration of ideas beyond what we know with certainty are what lead to progress.
Lisa Randall,
theoretical physicist

Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.
John Dewey,
psychologist and philosopher

Quotes September 29, 2016

“The light at the end of the tunnel might seem a long way off. But the switch may be very near.”

“I never feel guilty about reading any kind of book. Books are medicine, each one a specific prescription for whatever ails us.”
Sandra Cisneros

Speculation and the exploration of ideas beyond what we know with certainty are what lead to progress.
Lisa Randall,
theoretical physicist

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Martin Luther King Jr.

“When I think about what sort of person I would most like to have on a retainer, I think it would be a boss. A boss who could tell me what to do, because that makes everything easy when you’re working.”
Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: (From A to Be and Back Again)

Takeaway Truth:
Never be ashamed of your reading taste. Love is empowering. At the end of life, love is the only thing that remains. I’ve sat a death vigil, and I know that in that last breath of life, the dying person wants only to whisper words of love to those who remain.
Joan Reeves


Quotes September 28, 2016

Every day, do something to move the ball forward.
Jayne Atkinson,

It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
Lewis Carroll,

“Reminder: food is fuel, not therapy.”

“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

Children are not things to be molded, but people to be unfolded.
Jess Lair

Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.
Mike Singletary
American Football Coach

Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical, and expecting more than others think is possible.
Ronnie Oldham

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
American Author

I have a habit of letting my imagination run away from me. It always comes back though… drenched with possibilities.
Valaida Fullwood
Writer, Public Speaker


Quotes September 25, 2016

“Compassion,” wrote historian Karen Armstrong in considering the proper meaning of the Golden Rule, “asks us to look into our own hearts, discover what gives us pain, and then refuse, under any circumstance whatsoever, to inflict that pain on anybody else.”

“Have compassion for everyone you meet … You do not know what wars are going on down there, where the spirit meets the bone.”
Lucinda Williams
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
Dr. Seuss

“So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.”
Paulo Coehlo

When you wake up at 6 in the morning, you close your eyes for 5 minutes and it’s already 6:45. When you’re at work and it’s 2:30, you close your eyes for 5 minutes and it’s 2:31.

Bought a talking parrot today and taught him to say “Help, I’ve been turned into a parrot.”