Category: Quotes

Quotes & Memes

Quotes December 01, 2018

Very early, I knew that the only object in life was to grow.
Margaret Fuller,
journalist
 
 
 
 
The refusal to rest content, the willingness to risk excess on behalf of one’s obsessions, is what distinguishes artists from entertainers, and what makes some artists adventurers on behalf of us all.
John Updike,
writer
 
 
 
 
People who think they’re generous to a fault usually think that’s their only fault.
Sydney Harris,
essayist and drama critic
 
 
 
 
The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.
Robert Holden
 
 
 
 
I’ve learned that there is no fence to sit on between heaven and hell.
Johnny Cash
 
 
 
 
Slow down and enjoy yourself a little more, don’t be so serious. Life is not a race.
Christiane Lemieux
 
 
 
 
So thankful my childhood was filled with imagination & bruises from playing outside, instead of apps & how many likes you can get on a selfie.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Life is short
Live it

Love is rare
Grab it

Anger is bad
Dump it

Fear is awful
Face it

Memories are sweet
Cherish them
Unknown

Quotes November 30, 2018

“Two armies that fight each other is like one large army that commits suicide.”
Henri Barbusse, 1916
 
 
 
 
“The cries of the wounded had much diminished now, and as we staggered down the road, the reason was only too apparent, for the water was right over the tops of the shell-holes.”
Captain Edwin Vaughan, 1917
 
 
 
 
“I wish those people who talk about going on with this war whatever it costs could see the soldiers suffering from mustard gas poisoning. Great mustard-coloured blisters, blind eyes, all sticky and stuck together, always fighting for breath, with voices a mere whisper, saying that their throats are closing and they know they will choke.”
Nurse Vera Brittain, 1933

Quotes November 29, 2018

And if you’re TRS III/PRS IV, you have to buy your own boat~


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 

Quotes November 28, 2018

One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum.
Walter Scott,
writer and historian
 
 
 
 
Since it is necessary to have enemies, let us endeavor to have those who do us honor.
Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve,
writer and literary critic
 
 
 
 
Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties.
Gail Sheehy
 
 
 
 
Abundance is a process of letting go; that which is empty can receive.
Bryant H. McGill
 
 
 
 
Your attitude towards failure determines your attitude after failure.
John C. Maxwell
 
 
 
 
Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.
Harold S. Geneen
 
 
 
 
A man who wants to leads the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
Max Lucado
 
 
 
 
No man will make a great leader who want to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Andrew Carnegie
 
 
 
 
Positivity is like a muscle; keep exercising it, and it becomes a habit.
Natalie Massenet
 
 
 
 
No matter what the recipe, any baker can do wonders in the kitchen with some good ingredients and an upbeat attitude!
Buddy Valastro
 
 
 
 
If you can see past preconceived limitations, then the possibilities are endless.
Amy Purdy
 
 
 
 
Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.
Lydia M. Child
 
 
 
 
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
Napoleon Hill
 
 
 
 
Mindfulness can help people of any age. That’s because we become what we think.
Goldie Hawn
 
 
 
 
Nowadays we have so many things that take our attention – phones, internet – and perhaps we need to disconnect from those and focus on the immediate world around us and people that are actually present.
Nicholas Hoult
 
 
 
 
Writing can be an incredible mindfulness practice.
Jon Kabat-Zinn
 
 
 
 
Whatever has happened to you in your past has no power over this present moment, because life is now.
Oprah Winfrey
 
 
 
 
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the now the primary focus of your life.
Eckhart Tolle

Quotes November 27, 2018

Courtesy of Claudia Hall Christian #Everyday Kindness

 
 
 
 
This is a time of year when people start to droop. Be kind. You may just save a life. “The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey.”
Sarah Fielding
 
 
 
 
There is enough going on in the world to feel crabby, at the very least! You don’t have to take it out on other people. Be kind.
 
 
 
 
Mean words are ugly. There’s no reason ugly up your world with meanness. Be kind.
 
 
 
 
It’s pretty simple. The world smiles at you when you’re kind.
 
 
 
 
There he goes again — running his mouth. Let him ugly up his world. You don’t have to do it to yours. Be kind.
 
 
 
 
Let kindness fall like snowflakes blown from the hand of a lover.
 
 
 
 
Your dog thinks you’re the best person in the entire universe. Everyone knows that the best person in the universe is kind. Prove your dog right. Be kind
 
 
 
 
Let your kindness fly like an arrow at dawn. It will hit its target.
 
 
 
 
Look deep. Breathe in. Exhale. You’ve got this. Be kind.
 
 
 
 
Feels kind of dark right now. Crazy politics. Threatened earth. Deepening cold of winter. It’s easy to feel dark inside. Try this #hack — be kind. Your light will return. Kindness is the light.

Quotes November 26, 2018

A life filled with silly social drama and gossip indicates that a person is disconnected from purpose and lacking meaningful goals.
People on a path of purpose don’t have time for drama.
Brendon Burchard
Author of The Charge
 
 
 
 
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
Dolly Parton
 
 
 
 
The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.
Marjorie Pay Hinckley
 
 
 
 
We must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
Albus Dumbledore
 
 
 
 
When it comes down to that moment when its me against you, you know in your head whether you worked hard enough. You can try to lie to yourself. You can try to tell yourself that you put in the time. But you know – and so do I.
J.J. Watt
 
 
 
 
The best day of your life is the one which you decide your lie is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really givens.
Bob Moawad
 
 
 
 
I have too many flaws to be perfect. But I have too many blessings to be ungrateful.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Open minded people don’t care to be right, they care to understand. There’s never a right or wrong answer. Everything is about understanding.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
Be stronger than your excuses.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Don’t work 8 hours for a company then go home and not work on your own goals. You’re not tired, you’re uninspired.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
There is a difference between giving up and knowing when you have had enough.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Once you figure out who you are and what you love about yourself, I think it all kind of falls into place.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Understand your worth. Value your life. Appreciate your blessings.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
Make yourself a priority once in a while. It’s not selfish. It’s necessary.
Unknown

Quotes November 25, 2018

Courtesy of Gretchen Rubin

 
 
 
 
“The infinite wonders of the universe are revealed to us in exact measure as we are capable of receiving them. The keenness of our vision depends not on how much we can see, but on how much we feel….Nature sings her most exquisite songs to those who love her.”
Helen Keller, The World I Live In
 
 
 
 
“There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed.”
Samuel Johnson, The Rambler No. 86 (12 January 1751)
 
 
 
 
“The sense of unhappiness is so much easier to convey than that of happiness.”
Graham Greene, The End of the Affair
 
 
 
 
“One looks at maps, and does not truly apprehend the extent and variety of the world.”
John Williams, Augustus
 
 
 
 
“It is interesting how keen people are for you to do something they would never dream of doing themselves.”
Rachel Cusk, Outline
 
 
 
 
“You tend to close your eyes to truth, beauty and goodness because they give no scope to your sense of the ridiculous.”
W. Somerset Maugham
 
 
 
 
“One does not deceive oneself about the consequences of one’s acts; one deceives oneself about the ease with which one can live with those consequences.”
John Williams, Augustus
 
 
 
 
“One does not deceive oneself about the consequences of one’s acts; one deceives oneself about the ease with which one can live with those consequences.”
John Williams, Augustus
 
 
 
 
“Sweep everything under the rug for long enough, and you have to move right out of the house.”
Rachel Ingalls, Mrs. Caliban
 
 
 
 
“There is something in living close to the great elemental forces of nature that causes people to rise above small annoyances and discomforts.”
Laura Ingalls Wilder, essay, February 1917

Quotes November 24, 2018

“When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: The people I deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous, and surly. They are like this because they can’t tell good from evil. But I have seen the beauty of good, and the ugliness of evil, and have recognized that the wrongdoer has a nature related to my own—not of the same blood or birth, but of the same mind, and possessing a share of the divine. And so none of them can hurt me.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Quotes November 23, 2018

Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
John Adams
 
 
 
 
War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.
William Tecumseh Sherman
 
 
 
 
I covered the Vietnam War. I remember the lies that were told, the lives that were lost – and the shock when, twenty years after the war ended, former Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara admitted he knew it was a mistake all along.
Walter Cronkite
 
 
 
 
As to war, I am and always was a great enemy, at the same time a warrior the greater part of my life and were I young again, should still be a warrior while ever this country should be invaded and I lived.
Daniel Morgan

Quotes November 22, 2018

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts
Rachel Carson
 
 
 
 
Artists and scientists share a desire to make sense of the world around them, but they do so from different perspectives.
Rebecca Rustein
 
 
 
 
This is happiness…to be dissolved into something complete and great.
Willa Cather
 
 
 
 
I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.
Venus Williams
 
 
 
 
Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality.
Ralph Marston
 
 
 
 
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Pablo Picasso
 
 
 
 
The more time you spend contemplating what you should have done… You lose valuable time planning what you can and will do.
Lil Wayne
 
 
 
 
Speech is priceless, if you speak with knowledge.
Weigh it in the scales of the heart, before it comes from the mouth.
Kabir