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Quotes November 21, 2018

Science is not meant to cure us of mystery, but to reinvent and reinvigorate it.
Robert Sapolsky,
biologist
 
 
 
 
Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways.
Proverbs 28:6 (ESV)
 
 
 
 
Parenting is the easiest thing in the world to have opinion about, but the hardest thing in the world to do.
Matt Walsh
 
 
 
 
…What I can do is offer myself, wholehearted and present, to walk through the fear and the mess. That’s all any of us can do. That’s what we’re here for.
Shauna Niequist
 
 
 
 
It’s not your job to like me.
It’s mine.
Byron Katie
 
 
 
 
You’ll turn out ordinary if you’re not careful.
Ann Brashares
 
 
 
 
I am not a product of my circumstances.
I am a product of my decisions.
Stephen Covey

Quotes November 20, 2018

Take the job that you would take if you were independently wealthy.
Warren Buffett,
investor
 
 
 
 
The grass is greener where you water it.
Neil Barringham
 
 
 
 
No one looks stupid when they’re having fun.
Amy Poehler
 
 
 
 
Never wish them pain. That’s not who you are. If they caused you pain, they must have pain inside. Wish them healing.
Najwa Zebian
 
 
 
 
Dreams
is not what you see in sleep
is the thing which doesn’t let you sleep.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
 
 
 
 
Go and love someone exactly as they are. And then watch how quickly they transform into the greatest, truest version of themselves. When one feels seen and appreciated in their own essence, one is instantly empowered.
Wes Angelozzi
 
 
 
 
There are seven days in the week and Someday isn’t one of them.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
The worst distance between two people is misunderstanding.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
When I give you my time, I’m giving you a portion of my life that I will never get back.
So don’t waste it.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Starting today, I need to forget what’s gone. Appreciate what still remains and look forward to what’s coming next.
Anonymous

Quotes November 19, 2018

You get closest to the truth by not giving it advance warning that you’re coming after it.
Michael Marshall,
writer
 
 
 
 
Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.
German Proverb
 
 
 
 
To try and fail, then try again and fail again, they’ll call you stubborn. To try and fail, then try again and succeed, they’ll call you determined. While they’re busying calling you names, you’re busy improving.
Doza
 
 
 
 
It takes both sides to build a bridge.
Fredrik Nael
 
 
 
 
I don’t like to gamble, but if there’s one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself.
Beyoncé
 
 
 
 
When you’re trying to motivate yourself, appreciate the fact that you’re even thinking about making a change. And as you move forward, allow yourself to be good enough.
Alice Domar
 
 
 
 
Your journey has molded you for your greater good. And it was exactly what it needed to be. Don’t think that you’ve lost time. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time.
Asha Tyson
 
 
 
 
Social media is training us to compare our lives, instead of appreciating everything we are. No wonder why everyone is always depressed.
Bill Murray
 
 
 
 
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
Mark Twain

 
 
 
 

Quotes November 18, 2018

You’re never too important to be nice to people.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
All failed relationships hut, but losing someone who doesn’t appreciate and respect you is actually a gain, not a loss.
Unknown
 
 
 
 

When we get to the end of our lives together, the house we had, the cars we drove, the things we possessed won’t matter. What will matter, is that I had you, and you had me.
Anonymous

Quotes November 17, 2018

When it comes to imposing tariffs, the Chinese have a Ph.D. and the US is in kindergarten.
Bob Woodward,
Associate Editor at The Washington Post
 
 
 
 
As the hype about blockchain begins to dissipate, the blockchain story will become boring in the sense that it will simply be in use everywhere.
Dan O’Prey,
Chief Marketing Officer for Digital Asset
 
 
 
 
Selfless service has always been one of the most powerful methods of influence.
Stephen Covey,
writer and educator
 
 
 
 
Self-knowledge is no guarantee of happiness, but it is on the side of happiness and can supply the courage to fight for it.
Simone de Beauvoir,
writer and activist
 
 
 
 
Credibility as a journalist means taking a minute and thinking about the responsibility you have to readers versus trying to please the people you are reporting about.
Dylan Byers,
Senior Media Reporter for NBC News
 
 
 
 
A big challenge for the tech industry is restoring the image of tech corporations. It is important and a huge part of marketing, but we’ve lost it by taking advantage of people to make a dollar.
Steve Wozniak,
Co-founder of Apple
 
 
 
 
I must not fear. Fears the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over and through me. And one it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
Frank Herbert,
Dune
 
 
 
 
Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.
Muhammad Ali

Quotes November 15, 2018

There are people in your life whom you unknowingly inspire simply by being you.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Two things prevent us from happiness; living in the past and observing others.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
If you are waking up with the sensation that there has got to be more life…
Then there is.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
Tell a lie once and all your truths become questionable.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Damaged people are dangerous because they know they can survive.
LoveFromASelfHarmer
 
 
 
 
Never waste your time trying to explain who you are to people who are committed to misunderstanding you.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
I stopped explaining myself when I realized people only understand from their level of perception.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
People are probably not happy with their lives if they’re busy discussing yours.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
If your presence doesn’t make an impact, your absence won’t make a difference.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Laughing is the best calorie burner.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
Are you really happy or just really comfortable?
Unknown
 
 
 
 
So often we become so focused on the finish line that we failed to enjoy the journey.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
 
 
 
 
Respect your kids. Too many adults demand respect from kids without showing any respect in return. Doesn’t work.
Lyle Perry
 
 
 
 
Listen earnestly to anything your children want to tell you, no matter what. If you don’t listen eagerly to the little stuff when they are little, they won’t tell you the big stuff when they are big, because to them all of it has always been big stuff.
Catherine M. Wallace
 
 
 
 
You wouldn’t let assholes live in your house – why let them live in your head?
Hishi Khan

Quotes November 14, 2018

The path to truly new, never-been-done-before things always has failure along the way. It’s supposed to be hard.
Regina Dugan,
businesswoman and technology developer
 
 
 
 
We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have these because we have acted rightly.
Will Durant,
historian
 
 
 
 
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
Rachel Carson,
biologist and conservationist
 
 
 
 
I seemed to have no choice but to go for it, so with my heart in my mouth, I did, figuring that if not now, then when? if not me, then who?
Carolyn North
 
 
 
 
Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.
Kahlil Gibran
 
 
 
 
You often feel tired, not because you’ve done too much, but because you’ve done too little what sparks a light in you.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else understood if you fell apart, that’s true strength.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
The greatest prison people live in, is the fear of what other people think.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
You don’t get into something to test the waters, you go into things to make waves.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
Don’t be ashamed of your story. It will inspire others.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
Remember:
When someone tells you it can’t be done, it’s more a reflection of their limitations, not yours.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
Be proud of who you are, and not ashamed of how someone else sees you.
Anonymous

Quotes November 13, 2018

Courtesy of Claudia Hall Christian Everyday Kindness

 
 
This week, let’s love more, judge less. Kindness is love in action. Be kind to everyone you know.
 
 
 
 
Choppy sea ahead? Kindness will help you negotiate the angry seas ahead. Smile. Laugh. Be kind. It is your nature.
 
 
 
 
Terrified about how our where our world is going? What can you do? You can love more You can listen to those you love more. You can be kind to everyone you know. Change the world — be kind.
 
 
 
 
Don’t take it in. Breathe in. Breath out. Be kind.

Let your love shine through.

Be kind to all you meet today.
 
 
 
 
In the end, you will only care about the times that you were kind. So why not be kind now while you have a chance?
 
 
 
 
“It’s too much! What can I do? I can’t fix it.” Be kind to yourself and all that you know — that’s what fixes it.
 
 
 
 
Everyday, journalists work hard to get the facts and write the news. In some countries, journalists fear for their lives if they write the truth. I am grateful to live in a country where the factual news is available to me. What are you grateful for?
 
 
 
 
For most of history, water was not always clean. Water could be deadly. I am grateful for clean water and all of those who work to keep it so. #EverydayKindness
 
 
 
 
Just a 30 years ago, the US had terrible air quality. I am grateful for clean air to breathe and all those who work to make it so. What are you grateful for?
 
 
 
 
I am grateful for another day on this gorgeous planet. What are you grateful for?
 
 
 
 
I am grateful for the toilet, running water, and the kindness of anyone keeps them flushing & clean. What are you grateful for?
 
 
 
 
I’ve been writing and posting these everyday kindness posts for the nearly two years. Most weeks, I have no idea what I’m going to say. The truth is that all I really want to say is “Be kind.” Let’s be kind. #EverydayKindness #WorldKindnessDay
 
 
 
 
This week, let’s focus on the kindness skill of gratitude. The more you are grateful the better you feel. What are you grateful for? I am grateful for this chance to share thoughts about kindness with you.
 
 
 
 
This week, I ask you: “What can you do, where you stand, to make your world more kind?”

Quotes November 12, 2018

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha


 
 
 
 
“A good rule of thumb is that any environment that consistently leaves you feeling bad about who you are is the wrong environment.”
Laurie Helgoe
 
 
 
 
“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain ability to function.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
 
 
 
“Clarity about what matters provides clarity about what does not.”
Cal Newport
 
 
 
 
“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” Confucius
 
 
 
 
“Wherever you go, you take yourself with you.”
Neil Gaiman
 
 
 
 
“The opposite of sensitive is not ‘tough.’ It’s insensitive. Sensitivity is a gift. Let’s nurture it, not squash it.”
Glennon Doyle
 
 
 
 
“Even when in the midst of disturbance, the stillness of the mind can offer sanctuary.”
Stephen Richards
 
 
 
 
“Slow down. Calm down. Don’t worry. Don’t hurry. Trust the process.”
Alexandra Stoddard
 
 
 
 
“Life is what happens while we’re busy worrying about everything we need to change or accomplish. Slow down, get mindful, and try to enjoy the moment. This moment is your life.”
Lori Deschene
 
 
 
 
“Grief is the last act of love we have to give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love.”
Unknown

Quotes November 11, 2018

On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free.
Dan Lipinski
 
 
 
 
The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.
Patrick Henry