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Quotes February 04, 2017

If you don’t like change, you are going to like irrelevance even less.
Eric Shinseki,
military leader


“Never try to reason the prejudice out of a man. It was not reasoned into him, and cannot be reasoned out.”
Sydney Smith, 1771-1845


“Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.”
Sir Winston Churchill, 1874-1965


“It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.”
James Thurber, 1894-1961


“Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy those are who already possess it.”
Francois de La Rochefoucauld, 1613-1680


“It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.”
Kin Hubbard, 1868-1930



“Be fit for more than the thing you are now doing. Let everyone know that you have a reserve in yourself; that you have more power than you are now using. If you are not too large for the place you occupy, you are too small for it.”
James A. Garfield, 1831-1881



She is strong, but not in ways most people think.  She loves more than she’ll ever get back and she knows it. And yet, she loves anyway.
JM Storm



Giving up on your goal because of one setback is like slashing your other three tires because you got a flat.



Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.



What is a Queen without her King? Well, historically speaking, more powerful.


When it is all finished, you will discover it was never random.


When was the last time you did something for the first time?

Quotes February 03, 2017

Haruki Murakami:

“Life is not like water. Things in life don’t necessarily flow over the shortest possible route.”


“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”


“Listen, every object’s in flux … They don’t stay in one form or another or in one place forever.”


“Two people can sleep in the same bed and still be alone when they close their eyes”


“If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets.”


“One heart is not connected to another through harmony alone. They are, instead, linked deeply through their wounds.”


“Even if we could turn back, we’d probably never end up back where we started.”


“You can’t run away from your life. So deal with it. The end.”


“Even castles in the sky can do with a fresh coat of paint.”


“If you can love someone with your whole heart, even one person, then there’s salvation in life. Even if you can’t get together with that person.”


“And once the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive.”


“I happen to like the strange ones. People who look normal and leads normal lives – they’re the ones you have to watch out for.”


“Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.”


“Every one of us is losing something precious to us. Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back again. That’s part of what it means to be alive.”



Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.
John Wesley




“At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.”
Thich Nhat Hanh



Every gain made by individuals or societies is almost instantly taken for granted.
Aldous Huxley,





“Eating is not a crime. It’s not a moral issue. It’s normal. It’s enjoyable. It just is.”
Carrie Arnold

Quotes February 02, 2017

“There is nothing else than now. There is neither yesterday, certainly, nor is there any tomorrow. How old must you be before you know that?”
Ernest Hemingway



Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner.



When you see something beautiful in someone, tell them. It may take a second for you to say it, but for them it could last a lifetime.
The Minds Journal



You just do it. You force yourself to get up. You force yourself to put one foot in front of the other, and God damn it, you will refuse to let it get to you. You fight. You cry. You curse. Then you go about the business of living. That’s how I’ve done it. There’s no other way.
Elizabeth Taylor



“For the love of God and my sisters (so charitable toward me) I take care to appear happy and especially to be so.”
St. Therese of Lisieux, Story of a Soul


I, who have never willfully pained another, have no business to pain myself.
Marcus Aurelius



In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.
Marianne Williamson



Deep ecologists assert that there is an ontological realism, that humans are part of the natural system, the web of life, and that we can rediscover our authentic existence.
Bill Devall


“While you are alive collect moments not things, earn respect not money and enjoy love not luxuries.”
Aarti Khurana


Not everyone thinks the way you think, knows the things you know, believes the things you believe, nor acts the way you would act.
Remember this and you will go a long way in getting along with people.
Arthur Forman




“One must never be either content with, or impatient with, oneself…”
C. S. Lewis, Letter, March 31, 1954, reprinted in Letters to an American Lady



This thing we’re doing here, you, me. I’m in. I am all in.
Luke Danes
(Gilmore Girls)



“With what pleasure do we look upon a family, through the whole of which reign mutual love and esteem, where the parents and children are companions for one another, without any other difference than what is made by respectful affection on the one side, and kind indulgence on the other, . . .”
Adam Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments



“You can never predict what little things in the way somebody looks or talks or acts will set off peculiar emotional reactions in other people.”
Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: (From A to Be and Back Again)


The organization is, above all, social. It is people.
Peter Drucker,
management consultant


My own experience and development deepen every day my conviction that our moral progress may be measured by the degree in which we sympathize with individual suffering and individual joy.
George Eliot,



Say yes, and you’ll figure it out afterwards.
Tiny Fey



“To see things in their true proportion, to escape the magnifying influence of a morbid imagination, should be one of the chief aims of life.”
William Edward Hartpole Lecky, The Map of Life




A man without a vision for his future, always returns (or maybe reruns) to his past.



Be careful who you call “friends.” I’d rather have 4 quarters than 100 pennies any day.


My father used to say, “Don’t raise your voice to improve your argument.”



I will win. Maybe not immediately, but definitely.



Seek respect, not attention. It lasts longer.



Sometimes it’s better to react with no reaction.





Quotes February 01, 2017

“In this new era, you have two choices: become a temp staffer (not a horrible choice) or become an artist-entrepreneur. Choose to commoditize your labor or choose yourself to be a creator, an innovator, an artist, an investor, a marketer, and an entrepreneur.”
James Altucher



“Expanding our capacity to talk, particularly when we face critical choices, is a life-enhancing skill. I believe that there is no faster way for us to evolve than through the process of interacting with one another.”
Sarah Rozenthuler



“Most of the choices we make each day may feel like the products of well-considered decision making, but they’re not. They’re habits. And though each habit means relatively little on its own, over time, the meals we order, what we say to our kids each night, whether we save or spend, how often we exercise, and the way we organize our thoughts and work routines have enormous impacts on our health, productivity, financial security, and happiness.”
Charles Duhigg



“By knowing that you can fail and making the choice to take the risk you will be setting yourself up for success and not failure.”
Jennifer N. Smith



“In my experience working with a variety of people over several decades, far too many individuals choose to be anonymous members of the pack, therefore suffering from the inner remorse that makes them feel like failures, filled with conflict and resentment and wondering what the meaning of life is.”
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer



“Big changes don’t have to be hard, but they do have to start with a choice. This is where real change begins; this is where you start taking control of your life and how you choose to live it; this is where it all starts.”
Nathalie Thompson



“In every single thing you do, you are choosing a direction. Your life is a product of choices.”
Dr. Kathleen Hall



“The choices we make every minute of every day can contribute to making someone’s life a little bit better or worse even without intending to.”
Chikamso Efobi



“The choices that we make in our life, indeed determine the kind of results that we experience and the quality of the life that we live.”
Sumeet Jain



“You always do what you want to do. This is true with every act. You may say that you had to do something, or that you were forced to, but actually, whatever you do, you do by choice. Only you have the power to choose for yourself.”
W. Clement Stone



“You came empty on earth, why overloaded now, were all your choices absolutely correct, it is never too late to reconsider them?”
William Ngwako Maphoto



“There are a lot of things going on with my life right now that don’t just have to do with career. So I have a hard time making decisions about work. That’s really a luxury problem.”
Philip Seymour Hoffman



“Your life changes the moment you make a new, congruent, and committed decision.”
Anthony Robbins



We accumulate our opinions at an age when our understanding is at its weakest.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg,



“We all need to decide whether to “play it safe” in life and worry about the downside, or instead take a chance, by being who we really are and living the life our heart desires. Which choice are you making?”
Charlie Badenhop



“Addicts cannot change the abuse suffered in childhood. They cannot undo the choices they have made or the hurt they have caused. But they can change the future – through the power they have in the present moment.”
Ryan Holiday, Stephen Hanselman

Quotes January 31, 2017

And in life, it is all about the choices we make. And how the direction of our lives comes down to the choices we choose.
Catherine Pulsifer



Life is a choice – as is how you handle the pitfalls along its bumpy road.
Julie Donner Andersen



We are partners by fate. We become friends by choice.
Jacquie McTaggart


If you don’t have the information you need to make wise choices, find someone who does.
Lori Hil



“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.”
Franklin Roosevelt



“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate.”
Albert Schweitzer



“I believe the unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.



“Leaders aren’t born, they are made. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal which is worthwhile.”
Vince Lombardi



“The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been kindness, beauty, and truth.”
Albert Einstein


“Life is a series of experiences, each of which makes us bigger, even though it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and griefs which we endure help us in our marching onward.”
Henry Ford



“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”
Nelson Mandela


“The hardest decisions in life are not between good and bad or right and wrong, but between two goods or two rights.”
Joe Andrew


“Choose your life’s mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery.”
H. Jackson Brown Jr.



“When we find inspiration, we need to take action for ourselves and for our communities. Even if it means making a hard choice, or cutting out something and leaving it in your past.”
Aron Ralston



When bad things happen to you, focus on what you can learn from it. If you focus on the bad, you’re doomed to repeat it.
Mel Robbins


“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.”
Amelia Earhart


“This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.”
Omar Bradley



“Each person has a choice; the choice to do as one may wish and as one wants remains with the individual. If a person sees no benefit to change, they will not change.”
Byron Pulsifer



“We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things, we can accomplish those goals.”
Stephen Covey


“Did you know that to worry about a situation you are making a conscious choice to do so?”
Mike C. Adams

Quotes January 30, 2017


Inhale, exhale and ignore all destructive voices both imagined and real.



“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly.

So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”
Theodore Roosevelt


“Who do you spend time with? Criticizers or encouragers? Surround yourself with those who believe in you. Your life is too important for anything less.”
Steve Goodier


“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.”
Winston Churchill


“I have no right, by anything I do or say, to demean a human being in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him; it is what he thinks of himself. To undermine a man’s self-respect is a sin.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery


“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.”
Eleanor Roosevelt


“That was excellently observed’, say I, when I read a passage in an author, where his opinion agrees with mine. When we differ, there I pronounce him to be mistaken.”
Jonathan Swift


“Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.”
William Arthur Ward


“A man interrupted one of the Buddha’s lectures with a flood of abuse.

Buddha waited until he had finished and then asked him:

If a man offered a gift to another but the gift was declined, to whom would the gift belong?

To the one who offered it, said the man.

Then, said the Buddha, I decline to accept your abuse and request you to keep it for yourself.”



“Children need models rather than critics.”
Joseph Joubert


“We need very strong ears to hear ourselves judged frankly, and because there are few who can endure frank criticism without being stung by it, those who venture to criticize us perform a remarkable act of friendship, for to undertake to wound or offend a man for his own good is to have a healthy love for him.”
Michel de Montaigne


“Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember, the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.”
Zig Ziglar


“If we judge ourselves only by our aspirations and everyone else only by their conduct, we shall soon reach a very false conclusion.”
Calvin Coolidge


“The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.”
Elbert Hubbard



“When we speak evil of others, we generally condemn ourselves.”
Publius Syrus



“One mustn’t criticize other people on grounds where he can’t stand perpendicular himself.”
Mark Twain


“He has a right to criticize who has a heart to help.”
Abraham Lincoln


“When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.”



“Most people have been brainwashed into believing that their job is to copyedit the world, not to design it.”
Seth Godin


“Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me, and I may be forced to love you.”
Norman Vincent Peale


“A creative life cannot be sustained by approval any more than it can be destroyed by criticism.”
Will Self


“It is a thing of no great difficulty to raise objections against another man’s oration–nay, it is very easy; but to produce a better in its place is a work extremely troublesome.”


“The individual must not merely wait and criticize, he must defend the cause the best he can. The fate of the world will be such as the world deserves.”
Albert Einstein


“Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson


“If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others.”
François de La Rochefoucauld


“Boredom, after all, is a form of criticism.”
Wendell Phillips

“Every human being is entitled to courtesy and consideration. Constructive criticism is not only to be expected but sought.”
Margaret Chase Smith

“If we are bold enough to point out problems, we must be brave enough to try to solve them.”
Robert Alan Silverstein


“One of the criteria for national leadership should therefore be a talent for understanding, encouraging, and making constructive use of vigorous criticism.”
Carl Sagan


“Don’t let compliments get to your head and don’t let criticism get to your heart.”
Lysa TerKeurst


“Think before you speak is criticism’s motto; speak before you think, creation’s.”
E. M. Forster


“Analyses of others are actually expressions of our own needs and values.”
Marshall Rosenberg


“Don’t criticize them; they are just what we would be under similar circumstances.”
Abraham Lincoln

“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something sometime in your life.” Winston Churchill


“Critics sometimes appear to be addressing themselves to works other than those I remember writing.”
Joyce Carol Oates



“I have already settled it for myself, so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free.”
Georgia O’Keeffe



“If someone criticizes you, give them a compliment.”
Debasish Mridha



“Appreciate the constructive; ignore the destructive.”
John Douglas


“How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.”
Benjamin Disraeli


“But instead of spending our lives running towards our dreams, we are often running away from a fear of failure or a fear of criticism.”
Eric Wright


“Concern over criticism clogs creativity.”
Duane Alan Hahn


“The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things.”
Jean De La Bruyere




“Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions; but those who kindly reprove thy faults.”


“A critic is a legless man who teaches running.”
Channing Pollock


“Learn to see the difference between constructive and destructive criticism.”


“Before you go and criticize the younger generation, just remember who raised them.”

Quotes January 29, 2017

“So divinely is the world organized that every one of us, in our place and time, is in balance with everything else.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe




“We can be sure that the greatest hope for maintaining equilibrium in the face of any situation rests within ourselves.”
Francis J. Braceland




“We come into this world head first and go out feet first; in between, it is all a matter of balance.”
Paul Boese




“A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.”
William Arthur Ward




“Problems arise in that one has to find a balance between what people need from you and what you need for yourself.”
Jessye Norman




“Wisdom is your perspective on life, your sense of balance, your understanding of how the various parts and principles apply and relate to each other.”
Steven R. Covey





“Work, love and play are the great balance wheels of man’s being.”
Orison Swett Marden





“They are sick that surfeit with too much, as they that starve with nothing.”
William Shakespeare




Responsible global behaviour is ultimately an act of self-preservation of, by, and for the global beast that modern technological humanity has become.
David Grinspoon




“This is the first, the wildest and the wisest thing I know: that the soul exists and is built entirely out of attentiveness.”
Mary Oliver




“When the going gets tough, put one foot in front of the other and just keep going. Don’t give up.”
Roy T. Bennet




“You just can’t beat the person who won’t give up.”
Babe Ruth




Success is what happens after you have survived all your mistakes.”
Anora Lee




“Every master was once a disaster.”
David T.S. Wood





“Balance. The Ultimate Goal.”
Ricky Lankford




“Fortunate, indeed, is the man who takes exactly the right measure of himself and holds a just balance between what he can acquire and what he can use.”
Peter Latham




“Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.”
Robert Fulgham




“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.”
Thomas Merton




“Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them.”
Thomas Kinkade




“The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.”


The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe.
Rudyard Kipling,




“If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies.”




The key to keeping your balance is knowing when you’ve lost it.

Quotes January 28, 2017

“A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your step as you walk the tightrope of life.”
William A Ward



“I’m not suggesting you deny or suppress your emotions, but just discover for yourself what it takes for you to handle your emotions and stay balanced.”
Wendy Hearn



“The response through relaxation puts a stop to the overwhelming state of eagerness and brings our body, along with mind into a state of balance. Nervous systems can be brought.”
Mike Mitchell






“The problem is that technology has become an extra limb for some of us. It’s important to utilize this technology, but at the same time it’s important to know when to take a break from it.”
Alex Broches




“Like with anything in life, find the balance between too much work and being too lazy; between spending too much and being a scrooge; between being gone all the time and being in each other’s way; between talking each other’s ears off and dead silence.”
Christian Olsen



“What most people don’t realize is that marriage is a union of not only to people in regard to the ceremony, the tradition, but also the legality of being married, but also interacting with this other human being in a way that is going to bring balance to both of your lives.”
Cathy Pearson



“What I dream of is an art of balance.”
Henri Matisse



“The calm and balanced mind is the strong and great mind; the hurried and agitated mind is the weak one.”
Wallace D. Wattles



“Next to love, balance is the most important thing.”
John Wooden


Quotes January 27, 2017

‘Time and balance. The two most difficult things to have control over, yet they are both things that we do control.
Catherine Pulsifer


“There are many successful businesses but few successful families. Yet, David O. McKay has said that ‘No other success can compensate for failure in the home.’ Without healthy relationships with family and friends, a person doesn’t truly have personal freedom. His life is out of balance.”
Benjamin P. Hardy



“Understand that building self-confidence is all about striking a balance in your life. The right amount of confidence can help a great deal in achieving what you want.”
Angel Graff



“There is no limit to what great and beautiful things the human being can create with the power of a balanced mind that is open to the inspiration of GOD.”
Paul Odafe Akpomukai





“Pursuing your goal is in a sense, fired by internal motivation. Hence, you need a source of external motivation to keep things in balance.”
Ben Robinson





“However, it is one thing to be consumed by your future financial goals, and another thing to be making progress and enjoying the process with a more balanced life by doing what brings you joy.”
Maggie Thompson





“Moderate activity can return us to fitness and continuous training will bring all the forces back in balance.”
Lorena Katz




“As time progresses, increase the amount of time spent for self-improvement, and less time on the mental junk food. Create a healthy balance, it’s no different than indulging in some cake here and there. Moderation, moderation, moderation!”
Curt Hinson




“Self-esteem is a matter of balance. Too much can tip over into haughtiness, arrogance, and the inability to admit when we have gone wrong.”
Alan Schmidt





“It’s also important to give attention to your health and hygiene. Keep yourself healthy by exercising, eating a balanced diet, and sleeping right.”
Kathleen Rao



“If we are stressed out, we won’t be ‘joyful mothers of children.’ Balance is key.”
Katherine Leigh



“The workplace today is very demanding, and you really can’t have your life as a working mom the way it was before baby. So work-life balance for you should be about trade-offs at one time or the other.”
Grace Essen



“A good method of juggling different tasks is to always balance the short and long term tasks.”
Gretchen Pilar



“Your beliefs should knock the scale way off balance leaning to the side of love. If the other side is weighed down with worry, guilt, shame, anger or frustration, choose right now to change that!”
Debbie Dixon



“Through substitute activities, therapy, and hard work, grieving individuals can work through their anger and progress to live more balanced lives.”
Valerie Orr




“As parents we often struggle with balancing our desire to make our children happy and setting boundaries.”
Ellen Trump



“It’s not about balance, it’s about designing a work-home-family life that makes you feel good. A life you don’t need a vacation from.”
Jacqueline Fisch



“While it is important to love others unselfishly, it is crucial to find a balance. When we compromise our needs and martyr ourselves to the point of depleting ourselves and neglecting our needs, we become out of balance.”
Jessica Minty

Quotes January 26, 2017

I love when people that have been through hell walk out of the flames carrying buckets of water for those still consumed by the fire.
Stephanie Sparkles



Lizzie Velasquez:

“Sometimes we need someone to turn on the flashlight for us. Other times we need to turn it on for others”.

“You have the power to decide if the time you spend is the best or the worst”.

“As soon as I start doubting myself or questioning myself, I turn on my happy playlist, and it always picks me back up”.

“Just being you, is enough”.

“True beauty is discovering your own uniqueness and owning it”.

“Bravery, perseverance, and humor: Once you have them you can tackle anything”.

“Am I going to let the people who called me a monster define me? No. I’m gonna let my goals and my success and my accomplishments be the things that define me”.

“What makes me feel beautiful? Shining your own uniqueness as if your the brightest bulb in the room”.

“To me, ultimate happiness is a journey, not a destination. It’s not somewhere you end up, it’s making choices everyday to make yourself happy”.

“We get so worried about being “pretty”. Let’s be Pretty kind, pretty funny, pretty smart, and pretty strong!”.




Being single is smarter than being in the wrong relationship.
Good Girl Quotes