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Quotes March 03, 2017

“I do not fix problems. I fix my thinking. Then problems fix themselves.”
Louise Hay



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

“Life is barren enough surely with all her trappings; let us therefore be cautious of how we strip her.”
Samuel Johnson, Hester Lynch Piozzi, Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson



“There is an obligation to give, an obligation to receive, and an obligation to repay.”

“The obligation to receive reduces our ability to choose whom we wish to be indebted to and puts that power in the hands of others.”

“Think of the law of Reciprocity, we all like to return favours.  Most people got it all backwards thinking it means if you will do this for us, then we will do something for you…that’s wrong.“
Robert B. Cialdini





Feelings are just visitors, let them come and go.



How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
Winnie The Pooh



So, do it. Decide. is this the life you want to live? Is this the person you want to love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? Kinder? More compassionate? Decide. Breath in. Breathe out and decide.
Meredith Grey
Grey’s Anatomy



You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.

Quotes March 02, 2017

“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”
Louise Erdrich



“I nodded, pretending to be a hundred times more courageous than I felt. But that was the thing about courage. Sometimes you had to fake it to feel it.”
Lisa Tawn Bergren



“Some people won’t be happy until they’ve pushed you to the ground. What you have to do is have the courage to stand your ground and not give them the time of day. Hold on to your power and never give it away.”
Donna Schoenrock



To boast wonder takes great courage. Being left speechless with joy is not for the weak. We forget to be surprised by everyday miracles, like toast springing up, the mesmerizing blue in the sky, or even simple friendships. To touch and remember this delicate sense of wonder, we travel. We deliberately let ourselves become tourists to welcome in this unique delight.
Edmond Manning


“You can have the courage to climb the mountain, swim the lakes, go on a raft to the other side of the Atlantic or Pacific. That, any fool can do, but the courage to be on your own, to stand on your two solid feet, is something which cannot be given by somebody.”
U.G. Krishnamurti



“Everyone including YOU suffers when you refuse to BE all & DO all you can.”
Fela Durotoye



“If we never had the courage to take a leap of faith, we’d be cheating God out of a chance to mount us up with wings like eagles and watch us soar.”
Jen Stephens



“My message, especially to young people, is to have courage to think differently, courage to invent, to travel the unexplored path, courage to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed. These are great qualities that they must work towards. This is my message to the young people.”
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam



“Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four Cs. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.”
Walt Disney Company





“Because no matter what they say, you always have a choice. You just don’t always have the guts to make it.”
Ray N. Kuili



“Never be discouraged. If I were sunk in the lowest pits of Nova Scotia, with the Rocky Mountains piled on me, I would hang on, exercise faith, and keep up good courage, and I would come out on top.”
Joseph Smith, Jr.



“Sometimes, making the wrong choice is better than making no choice. You have the courage to go forward; that is rare. A person who stands at the fork, unable to pick, will never get anywhere.”
Terry Goodkind



“The highest courage is to dare to appear to be what one is.”
John Lancaster Spaulding



“Too many people out there tell us what we can and cannot do but…they don’t know who we are, what’s put in us.”
Alex Rogers



“You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships every day. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.”



“It takes courage… to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.”
Marianne Williamson



“Nothing is always there. Not courage, not joy, not hate or hope or anything else. We find courage, lose it, sometimes misplace it for years, and sometimes live in its grace for a while.”
Jonathan Mayberry



“Sooner or later, even the fastest runners have to stand and fight.”
Stephen King



“Find the love you seek, by first finding the love within yourself. Learn to rest in that place within you that is your true home.”
Sri Ravi Shankar



“I didn’t entirely like this glossy new surface, because it made the school look like a museum, and that’s exactly what it was to me, and what I did not want it to be. In the deep, tacit way in which feeling becomes stronger than thought, I had always felt that the Devon School came into existence the day I entered it, was vibrantly real while I was a student there, and then blinked out like a candle the day I left.”
John Knowles, A Separate Peace

Quotes March 01, 2017

Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Joseph Fort Newton



“When things are taking their ordinary course, it is hard to remember what matters.”
Marilynne Robinson, Gilead



“Give me my scallop-shell of quiet,
My staff of faith to walk upon,
My script of joy, immortal diet,
My bottle of salvation,
My gown of glory, hope’s true gage;
And thus I’ll take my pilgrimage.”
Sir Walter Raleigh, “His Pilgrimage”



“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.”
Alfred Lord Tennyson



“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.”
Oscar Wilde






“The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can never end.”
Benjamin Disraeli



“The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.”
Henry Miller


“You know its love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.”
Julia Roberts



“If I know what love is, it is because of you.”
Hermann Hesse



“The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton



“When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.”
Blaise Pascal



“You are every reason, every hope and every dream I’ve ever had.”
Nicolas Sparks



“I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.”
Roy Croft



“Love is a friendship set to music.”
Joseph Campbell




“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.”
James Baldwin



“To the world you may be one person, but to one person you are the world.”
Bill Wilson

Quotes February 28, 2017

“A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn’t like the tune.”



“The art of leadership is saying no, not yes.  It is very easy to say yes.”
Tony Blair



“When the effective leader is finished with his work, the people say it happened naturally.”
Lao Tzu




“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”
Marcus Aurelius


“If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day — go fishing.
If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else.”
Chinese Proverb



The best art, I would say, is to give form to more sublime instincts or sublime states of mind. So, we give form to our spiritual condition, our spiritual state. This is what it means to give form to the formless.
Ron Nakasone


No human ever became interesting by not failing. The more you fail and recover and improve, the better you are as a person. Ever meet someone who’s always had everything work out for them with zero struggle? They usually have the depth of a puddle. Or they don’t exist.
Chris Hardwick





No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.
Napoleon Hill




I will not be poisoned by your bitterness.
Anne of Green Gables



You are far too smart to be the only thing standing in your way.
Jennifer J. Freeman



“Detach from what destroys you.”
R.H. Sin



What will matter is the good we did, not the good we expected others to do.
Elizabeth Lesser



“If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special.”
Coach Jim Valvano



Listening has the quality of the wizard’s alchemy. It has the power to melt armor and produce beauty in the midst of hatred.
Brian Muldoon




You are always one decision away from a totally different life.



Don’t concern yourself with things that don’t concern you.  If it’s not your business, don’t make it your burden.



Feel the fear and do it anyway.


Quotes February 27, 2017

Maybe if we all sit extremely still, Monday won’t be able to see us.



The grass may be greener on the other side but at least you don’t have to mow it.



God gave us the brain to work out problems. However, we use it to create more problems.



I was going to look for my missing watch, but I could never find the time.



If you can go to the gym without telling people on the Internet, you are instantly hired by the CIA.



My kids are very optimistic. Every glass they leave sitting around the house is at least half full.



It must be difficult to post inspirational Tweets when your blood type is B Negative.



At Comic Con, all I could think was how happy these people’s moms must be to have the house to themselves for a few hours.



My first child has gone off to college and I feel a great emptiness in my life. Specifically, in my checking account.



Confucius says Love one another. If it doesn’t work, just interchange the last two words.



I might drive you crazy, but at least I’ll take the scenic route.




Isn’t it great to live in the 21st century? Where deleting history has become more important than making it.



I find it ironic that the colors red, white, and blue stand for freedom until they are flashing behind you.



My favorite mythical creature? The honest politician.



Did you know that dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish?



‘I have no especial adoration of someone whose only claim to fame has been reciting someone else’s words on television. Once you’ve watched your father tell some of the leaders of the free world how he is and isn’t willing to work with them, you’re not impressed by someone who got lucky because they’re good-looking.

Ex-Mossad agents can be as gay as anyone else. However, they don’t check out possible prom dates while they’re on the job. They’re sort of like asexual killing machines until it’s time to call it a night. Then they party way harder than almost any other highly trained servicemen, possibly exceeded only by German paratroopers.’

You Know Who I Am (The Drusilla Thorne Mysteries Book 1)
by Diane Patterson (Author)









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Life is like toilet paper, you’re either on a roll or taking shit from some asshole.

Is your ass jealous of the amount of shit that just came out of your mouth?

Quotes February 26, 2017

“We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.”
Carlos Castaneda



A large heart can be filled with very little.
Antonio Porchia,



“We lived our lives as if life was forever. To live one’s life without a sense of time is to squander it.”
Diana Trilling, The Beginning of the Journey



“One of the consolations of old age is the intense pleasure I now get from nature. It seems that in youth I was too busy confronting life and experience to stand still and gaze.”
P. D. James, Time to Be in Earnest



“So coming back from a journey, or after an illness, before habits had spun themselves across the surface, one felt the same unreality, which was so startling; felt something emerge. Life was most vivid then.”
Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse



“I do not know which to prefer,
The beauty of inflections
Or the beauty of innuendoes,
The blackbird whistling
Or just after.”
Wallace Stevens, “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird,” The Palm at the End of the Mind




Listen to the music.
I am the concert that flows from the mouth of every creature,
singing with the myriad chords.

Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself.
Mohsin Hamid



If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.
Rudyard Kipling



I believe that the world was created and approved by love, that it subsists, coheres, and endures by love, and that, insofar as it is redeemable, it can be redeemed only by love.
Wendell Berry



Children who develop strong, caring relationships with all the people and living things around them will be more grounded and ultimately more prepared to function in, and meaningfully contribute to, an increasingly complex society.
Mark Sorensen

Quotes February 25, 2017

Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together.
Johann Wolfgang van Goethe




You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
Dr. Seuss




“The farther you go, however, the harder it is to return. The world has many edges, and it’s easy to fall off.”
Anderson Cooper




“Don’t let your luggage define your travels, each life unravels differently.”
Shane Koyczan




“One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are.”
Edith Wharton




“It is not the destination where you end up but the mishaps and memories you create along the way!”
Penelope Riley, Travel Absurdities




“Travel is the only context in which some people ever look around. If we spent half the energy looking at our own neighborhoods, we’d probably learn twice as much.”
Lucy R. Lippard, On the Beaten Track: Tourism, Art, and Place




“Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you.”


No human ever became interesting by not failing. The more you fail and recover and improve, the better you are as a person. Ever meet someone who’s always had everything work out for them with zero struggle? They usually have the depth of a puddle. Or they don’t exist.”
Chris Hardwick




Success builds character, failure reveals it.
Dave Checkett




Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.
Napoleon Hill




A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
Mahatma Gandhi,
social reformer and independence movement leader




I do know there’s a miracle going on. We can tamp that down and be asleep, but I sense theres an intuitive knowing that something is wanting to be birthed through each of us.
Mark Dubois




“It is never easy to confront life-changing news, especially when you are deeply embroiled in the everyday and the banal, which we always are. They absorb almost everything, make almost everything small, apart from the few events that are so immense that they lay waste to all the everyday trivia around you.”
Karl Ove Knausgaard, My Struggle, Book 2




Leadership is an opportunity to serve.  It is not a trumpet call to self-importance.
Donald Walters



“The [hay] rack stood as if it had been there forever across the landscape and lit by the sun with its long shadow behind it, and in harmony with every fold of the field and finally turned into a mere form, a primordial form, even if that was not the word I used then, and it gave me huge pleasure just to look at it. I can still feel the same thing today when I see a hayrack in a photograph from a book, but all that is a thing of the past now…so the feeling of pleasure slips into the feeling that time has passed, that it is very long ago, and the sudden feeling of being old.”
Per Petterson, Out Stealing Horses



Because I have known despair, I value hope.
Because I have tasted frustration, I value fulfillment.
Because I have been lonely, I value love.
Leonard Nimoy


Solitude is an unmarked place beyond the borders of the map, a place where most fear to tread. It’s no surprise then, that this is where the greatest secrets and most valuable treasures are often hidden.
Cristen Rodgers



Uncertain as I was, I pushed forward, I felt right in my pushing, as if the effort itself meant  something.
Cherly Strayed


You can.
End of story.


I like people who have a sense of individuality. I love expression and anything awkward and imperfect, because that’s natural and that’s real.


Integrity is choosing courage over comfort; choosing what is right over what is fun, fast, easy; and choosing to practice our values rather than simply professing them.



But don’t allow yourself to be used.
But don’t allow your heart to be abused.
But don’t be naive.
But don’t lose your own voice.



Be very careful of people whose words don’t match their actions.



Do not mock a pain you haven’t endured.



Don’t chase. Get chosen.



If you are your authentic self, you have no competition.



No one is you and that is your power.



I’m not beautiful like you, I’m beautiful like me.



You’re feeling burnt out and discouraged, but you’ve made it this far and I think that’s really brave.

Quotes February 24, 2017

“The only true measure of courage is perseverance under pressure.”
K.H. LeMoyne



“Courage is looking fear right in the eye and saying, ‘Get the hell out of my way, I’ve got things to do.’”



“Wisdom equals knowledge plus courage. You have to not only know what to do and when to do it, but you have to also be brave enough to follow through.”
Jarod Kintz



“Courage is being the only one who knows how terrified you are.”
Tom Clancy



“Scared is what you’re feeling. Brave is what you’re doing.”
Emma Donoghue



“Courage is about learning how to function despite the fear; to put aside your instincts to run or give in completely to the anger born from fear. Courage is about using your brain and your heart when every cell of your body is screaming at you to fight or flee – and then following through on what you believe is the right thing to do.”
Jim Butcher



“Courage can’t see around corners, but goes around them anyway.”
Mignon McLaughlin



“Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.”
Omar N. Bradley



“Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart, and the senses.”
Lao Tzu






There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.
Indira Gandhi




“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.”
Morrie Schwartz



“I love you and that’s the beginning and end of everything.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald





“My six word love story: I can’t imagine life without you.”





Quotes February 23, 2017

“The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage.”



“Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of.”
Bethany Hamilton




“It isn’t for the moment you are struck that you need courage, but for that long uphill climb back to sanity and faith and security.”
Anne Morrow Lindbergh



“Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others … Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.”
Katherine Mansfield



“We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness.”
Maxwell Maltz



“And only weaklings…who lack courage and the power to feel they’re right when the whole world says they’re wrong, ever lose.”
Zelda Fitzgerald



“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.”
Dumbledore, Harry Potter



“That’s what courage is. Taking your disappointments and your failures, your guilt and your shame, all the wounds received and inflicted, and sinking them in the past. Starting again. Damning yesterday and facing tomorrow with your head held high. Times change. It’s those that see it coming, and plan for it, and change themselves to suit, that prosper.”
Joe Abercrombie



“There are times of hardship when people forget the courage they need to keep fighting, and survive. But I think as long as we have something to believe in – to keep close in our hearts – courage will never truly leave us. We only have to reach deep in our heart to find it.”



“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change. At such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”
Paulo Coelho



“I am not a courageous person by nature. I have simply discovered that, at certain key moments in this life, you must find courage in yourself, in order to move forward and live. It is like a muscle and it must be exercised, first a little, and then more and more. All the really exciting things possible during the course of a lifetime require a little more courage than we currently have. A deep breath and a leap.”
John Patrick Shanley



“It takes a lot of courage to face up to things you can’t do because we feed ourselves so much denial.”
Zoe Saldana



“Love and peace of mind do protect us. They allow us to overcome the problems that life hands us. They teach us to survive… to live now… to have the courage to confront each day.”
Bernie Siegel



“She was beginning to realize people could survive most things. Not because they were brave or strong, but because there wasn’t any choice.”
Candice Proctor



“The brave may not live forever, but the cautious don’t live at all.”
Ashley L.



“There’s only one requirement of any of us, and that is to be courageous. Because courage, as you might know, defines all other human behavior. And, I believe – because I’ve done a little of this myself – pretending to be courageous is just as good as the real thing.”
David Letterman



“Don’t make assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.”
Miguel Angel Ruiz



“You can build walls all the way to the sky and I will find a way to fly above them. You can try to pin me down with a hundred thousand arms, but I will find a way to resist. And there are many of us out there, more than you think. People who refuse to stop believing. People who refuse to come to earth. People who love in a world without walls. People who love into hate, into refusal, against hope, and without fear.”
Lauren Oliver



“At least three times every day take a moment and ask yourself what is really important. Have the wisdom and the courage to build your life around your answer.”
Lee Jampolsky



Age is opportunity no less than youth itself.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
poet and educator



Buy less, choose well.
Vivienne Westwood


“Abstinence is as easy to me as temperance would be difficult.”
Samuel Johnson



Just as we outgrow a pair of trousers, we outgrow acquaintances, libraries, principles, etc., at times before they’re worn out and at times — and this is the worst of all — before we have new ones.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg,



True beauty is to of the body or of the face, no it is a thing of the soul – of fire and air, breath and spirit, something brave and unafraid.
Segovia Amil


And suddenly, you know…it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.



If you tell the truth, it becomes a part of your past. If you tell a lie, it becomes part of your future.



Once you need less, you will have more.

Quotes February 22, 2017

“You can’t build joy on a feeling of self-loathing.”
Ram Dass




“When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits – anything that kept me small. My judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.”
Kim McMillen





Love is the most powerful energy in the world. When you have that, you’re not weaker; you’re actually a lot stronger. That’s the narrative that’s missing out there and needs to be told.
John Mackey





“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life 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 begins.”
Bob Moawad


“People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people’s minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.”
Elizabeth Gaskell




“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.”
Harvey Fierstein




“It’s surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you’re not comfortable within yourself, you can’t be comfortable with others.”
Sidney J. Harris




“Do your thing and don’t care if they like it.”
Tina Fey




“I had to grow to love my body. I did not have a good self image at first. Finally it occurred to me, I’m either going to love me or hate me. And I chose to love myself. Then everything kind of sprung from there. Things that I thought weren’t attractive became sexy. Confidence makes you sexy.”
Queen Latifah




This Mouse must give up one of his Mouse ways of seeing things in order that he may grow.
Hyemeyohsts Storm,



“The ego is the false self—born out of fear and defensiveness.”
John O’Donohue



“The soul is like a wild animal—tough, resilient, savvy, self-sufficient, and yet exceedingly shy.”
Parker Palmer



“To reach a port, we must sail—Sail, not tie at anchor—Sail, not drift.”
Franklin Roosevelt



“There are two things to aim at in life; first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.”
Logan Pearsall Smith

“In all things that you do, consider the end.”



“It’s better to be at the bottom of the ladder you want to climb than at the top of the one you don’t.”
Stephen Kellogg



“Don’t bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.”-
David Ogilvy



“There are two things to aim at in life; first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.”
Logan Pearsall Smith



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