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Quotes September 05, 2017

It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.
Eugene Ionesco Decouvertes

 
 
 
 
But 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
 
 
 
 
“Your thoughts have to understand one thing: that you are not interested in them. The moment you have made this point you have attained a tremendous victory.”
Osho
 
 
 
 
“The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult.”
Madame Marie du Deffand
 
 
 
 
“What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
 
 
 
 
“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”
Earl Nightingale
 
 
 
 
Reward worthy failure — experimentation.
Bill Gates,
entrepreneur and philanthropist

 
 
 
 
A battle lost or won is easily described, understood and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it.
Frederick Douglass,
social reformer, abolitionist and orator
 
 
 
 
We are all living with the cage door wide open.
George Lucas

Quotes September 04, 2017

You can’t do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
Evan Esar

 
 
 
 

You are born alone. You die alone. The value of the space in between is trust and love
Louise Bourgeois
 
 
 
 
“I monitor my self-talk, making sure it is supportive and uplifting for myself and others.”
Louise Hay
 
 
 
 
To have that sense of one’s intrinsic worth which constitutes self-respect is potentially to have everything.
Joan Didion,
writer
 
 
 
 
The true test of self-confidence is the courage to be open — to welcome change and new ideas regardless of their source.
Jack Welch,
corporate leader
 
 
 
 
“Most of anyone’s life is a preoccupation with urgent inessentials. If we divide our affairs into what matters for a day or a season or the rest of our lives, it is the long-term fundamentals we give least time to, and put off till tomorrow’s tomorrow. We are more concerned with the pressing than the important, and the essentials are easily crowded out by the mere day-to-day business of living.”
Nan Fairbrother, The House in the Country
 
 
 
 
“Though still very far from being perfect girls, each was slowly learning, in her own way, one of the three lessons all are the better for knowing – that cheerfulness can change misfortune into love and friends; that in ordering one’s self aright one helps others to do the same; and that the power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.”
Louisa May Alcott, Jack and Jill
 
 
 
 
One of the most important lessons I learned in business was that if all you’re getting from your team is a single point of view — usually your point of view — you’ve got to worry. You can get your own point of view for free.
Lee Iacocca,
auto executive

 
 
 
 
He that is overcautious will accomplish little.
Friedrich Schiller,
writer and historian
 
 
 
 
There are more things … likely to frighten us than there are to crush us; we suffer more often in imagination than in reality.
Seneca
 
 
 
 

If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even the corrupt do that much. If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else?
Jesus Christ

Quotes September 03, 2017


 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 

Quotes September 02, 2017

There is no greater disability in society, than the inability to see a person as more.
Robert M. Hensel

 
 
 
 
“Slumbering in every human lies an infinity of possibilities, which one must not arouse in vain. For it is terrible when the whole man resonates with echoes and echoes, none becoming a real voice.”
Elias Canetti, Notes from Hampstead
 
 
 
 
“Temperament does not predestine one man to sanctity and another to reprobation. All temperaments can serve as the material for ruin or for salvation…It does not matter how poor or how difficult a temperament we may be endowed with. If we make good use of what we have, if we make it serve our good desires, we can do better than another who merely serves his temperament instead of making it serve him.”
Thomas Merton, Thoughts in Solitude

 
 
 
 
Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.
Leonard Cohen
 
 
 
 
Technology can greatly assist human capability, but it cannot produce compassion.
Dalai Lama

Quotes September 01, 2017


Quotes August 31, 2017

We are all on a life long journey and the core of its meaning, the terrible demand of its centrality is forgiving and being forgiven.
Martha Kilpatrick
 
 
 
 
Life is an adventure in forgiveness.
Norman Cousins

 
 
 
 
True forgiveness is not an action after the fact, it is an attitude with which you enter each moment.
David Ridge
 
 
 
 
To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
Louis B. Smedes
 
 
 
 
To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.
Robert Muller
 
 
 
 
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Mahatma Gandhi
 
 
 
 
Let us forgive each other – only then will we live in peace.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
 
 
 
 
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
William Blake
 
 
 
 
He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.
George Herbert
 
 
 
 
Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.
George MacDonald
 
 
 
 
Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
Hannah Arendt

 
 
 
 

If you can’t forgive and forget, pick one.
Robert Brault

Quotes August 30, 2017

Quotes August 29, 2017

“Resilience in love means finding strength from within that you can share with others.”
Sheryl Sandberg
 
 
 
 
If it’s both terrifying and amazing then you should definitely pursue it.
Prada
 
 
 
 
The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within – strength, courage, dignity.
Ruby Dee
 
 
 
 
Strong women don’t play victim, don’t make themselves look pitiful, and don’t point fingers. They stand and they deal.
Mandy Hale
 
 
 
 

One of the saddest things in the world is to see a child grow up hating one of their parents because they only got one side of the story.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 

You can be a good person with a kind heart and still say no.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
And then I realized that to be more alive I had to be less afraid. So I did it. I lost my fear and gained my whole life.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
Stop waiting for Friday, for summer, for someone to fall in love with you, for life. Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for it and make the most of the moment you’re in right now.
Anonymous

Quotes August 28, 2017

You don’t need another human being to make your life complete, but let’s be honest. Having your wounds kissed by someone who doesn’t see them as disasters in your soul but cracks to put their love into is the most calming thing in this world.
Emery Allen

 
 
 
 
Don’t judge a situation you’ve never been in.
curiano.com
 
 
 
 
The loudest one in the room is the weakest one in the room.
Frank Lucas
 
 
 
 
It takes a huge effort to free yourself from memory.
Paul Coelho
 
 
 
 
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is gong to get better. It’s not.
The Lorax
 
 
 
 
“I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you are not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
 
 
 
“It’s not selfish to put yourself first—it’s self-full.”
Iyanla Vanzant

 
 
 
 
“Fear is like a disease. When it moves, it moves like wildfire. But what happens when, even in the face of that fear, you do what you’ve got to do? That’s called courage. And just like fear, courage is contagious.”
Damon Davis
Courage is contagious
 
 
 
 
There is very little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference! The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
W. Clement Stone,
entrepreneur and writer

Quotes August 27, 2017

Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.
Ashley Greene
 
 
 
 

Destroy negative thoughts when they first appear. This is when they are weakest.
Songide Makwa
 
 
 
 
When you’re a little kid, you’re a bit of everything; scientist, philosopher, artist. Sometimes it seems like growing up is giving these up one at a time.
Kevin Arnold
 
 
 
 
Success at anything will always come down to this: focus & effort. And we control both.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
 
 
 
 
Age wrinkles the body; quitting wrinkles the soul.
Douglas MacArthur
 
 
 
 
There are only two options: make progress or make excuses.
Anonymous