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Quotes March 26, 2024

Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it.
Brene Brown – Professor-Lecturer-Author
“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”
William Shakespeare
“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The wiser you get, the more experience you have, and the more you see people for who they are as human beings, as opposed to figures you have to fight against.”
Vanessa Williams
“Never repeat a rumor before you have verified it. And if it is true, hold your tongue all the more.”
Selma Lagerlöf
“We didn’t know how to run a business, but we had dreams and talent.”
Barbie inventor and businesswoman Ruth Handler
“Don’t listen to anyone who doesn’t know how to dream.”
Liza Minnelli
“It is the lone worker who makes the first advance in a subject…the prime idea is due to the enterprise, thought, and perception of an individual.”
Sir Alexander Fleming
“Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world’s estimation.”
Susan B. Anthony
“Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.”
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
“If you’re having fun, that’s when the best memories are built.”
Simone Biles

Quotes March 23-24, 2024

If you believe in what you’re saying, if you believe in what you’re doing, you’ll be more effective, more passionate, and more authentic in everything you do.
Seth Goldman – Businessman
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
Warren Bennis – 1925-2014 – Consultant-Author
There are many paths but only one journey.
Naomi Judd – 1946-2022 – Singer-Actress
“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”
Henry Ford
“What to do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.”
Dean Smith
“What is the thing that Hollywood demands most? Sincerity. No place in the world will pay such a high price for this admirable trait.”
Hattie McDaniel
“The understanding of art depends finally upon one’s willingness to extend one’s humanity and one’s knowledge of human life.”
Ralph Ellison
“Everything is habit-forming, so make sure what you do is what you want to be doing.”
Wilt Chamberlain
“You take people as far as they will go, not as far as you would like them to go..”
Jeannette Rankin
“If you can’t do it with feeling—don’t.”
Patsy Cline
“When you’re righteous, you don’t have to tell people that you’re righteous.”
Shaquille O’Neal
“The very meaninglessness of life forces man to create his own meaning.”
Stanley Kubrick

Quotes February 18, 2024

The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.
Stephen McCranie – Author
“The soul that is within me no man can degrade.”
Frederick Douglass
“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”
Michael Jordan
“The important thing is to learn a lesson every time you lose.”
John McEnroe
“People don’t slip. Time catches up with them.”
Nat King Cole
“At the moment of truth, there are either reasons or results.”
Chuck Yeager
“The best books come from someplace inside. You don’t write because you want to, but because you have to.”
Judy Blume
“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”
Scout Finch, protagonist in Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird”
Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.


Quotes January 16-18, 2024

“People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.”
Isaac Asimov
Big things are best said, are almost always said, in small words.
Peggy Noonan,
columnist, Pulitzer Prize for Commentary recipient
Don’t be afraid to give up the good and go for the great.
Steve Prefontaine – 1951-1975 – American Long-Distance Runner
Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.
David Bly – Politician-Retired Teacher
“Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.”
Marcus Aurelius
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
John Maxwell – Coach-Author
“Where there is unity there is always victory.”
Publilius Syrus
Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
Auguste Rodin – 1840-1917 – Sculptor
It is not just about how many games we won and lost, but it’s about the legacy and how we went about it. We always tried to do it the right way.
Nick Saban,
American football coach
If you write great songs with meaning and emotion, they will last for ever because songs are the key to everything.
Elton John,
singer, songwriter, pianist


People who shine from within don’t need the spotlight.


Quotes December 17-21, 2923

I have written scores of thousands of words on hundreds of subjects, about a good many of which I know somewhat less than all. But that’s journalism.
Edwin Yoder,
journalist, columnist, Pulitzer Prize winner
I’d rather not work than do a part I’m ashamed of.
Andre Braugher,
Opinions cannot survive if one has no chance to fight for them.
Thomas Mann,
writer, critic, essayist, Nobel Prize in Literature laureate
You can do it all. There are times when you have to not do it all at once.
You will have the opportunity to say ‘Yes’ to many different things, but you also will have the opportunity in the saying of ‘Yes’ to say ‘No’ sometimes.
Cokie Roberts,
broadcast journalist, writer
“Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look at what they can do when they stick together.”
Vesta M. Kelly
“Winter is the time when nature takes a well-deserved nap, and we can find beauty in the stillness of the world.”


Quotes November 12-16, 2023

The view of the Earth from the Moon fascinated me — a small disk, 240,000 miles away. It was hard to think that that little thing held so many problems, so many frustrations.
I think the one overwhelming emotion that we had was when we saw the Earth rising in the distance over the lunar landscape — it makes us realize that we all do exist on one small globe.
Frank Borman,
astronaut, aeronautical engineer, businessperson
Life is a book and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read.
Cassandra Clare – Writer
If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.
Erica Jong – Novelist-Satirist
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
Cyril Connolly,
writer, literary critic
Everything must be taken into account. If the fact will not fit the theory — let the theory go.
Instinct is a marvelous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
Agatha Christie,
Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts.
Nikki Giovanni – Poet-Writer
The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
Henry David Thoreau – 1817-1862 – Essayist
How to get it right? It’s always a bit of a gamble.
As I’ve been inching along, I’ve felt more and more free.
Annette Bening,
Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.
Oprah Winfrey – Actress – Talk Show Host – Producer – Philanthropist
Joy is gratefulness unbound.
Joe Primo – Author
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest apreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
John F. Kennedy – 1917-1963 – Politician-35th President of the United States
Train your mind and heart to see the good in everything. There is always something to be grateful for.


Quotes November 06, 2023

“A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.”
James Freeman Clarke
Life isn’t perfect, any failures you have are actually learning moments. They teach us how to grow and evolve.
Phillipa Soo – Actress-Singer
Even small expectations are part of the larger uncertainty — waiting for an arrival, a phone call, a letter.
Shirley Hazzard,
“One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.”
Elbert Hubbard
“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.”
Bertrand Russell
“Everyone who’s ever taken a shower has an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.”
Nolan Bushnell
“Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.”
Henry David Thoreau
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
Albert Einstein

Quotes October 02, 2023

i can’t remember the last time / i felt light as dandelion.
Yesenia Montilla,
National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15
Why does everyone talk about the past? All that counts is tomorrow’s game.
Roberto Clemente,
professional baseball player
National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15

“When the uncreative tell the creative what to do, it stops being art.”
Tony Bennett
“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
James Baldwin
“What I have discovered is this: You can’t do it alone.”
Amy Poehler
“I’ve learned one thing: you only really get to know a person after a fight. Only then can you judge their true character.”
Anne Frank
“Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.”
Neil Armstrong
Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.
Mandy Hale – Writer
“Hearts are the strongest when they beat in response to noble ideals.”
Ralph Bunche
“A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.”
Leo Tolstoy


Quotes September 30, 2023

“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.
JP Morgan
Pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it.
Paulo Coelho – Author
If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.
Martin Luther King, Jr. – 1929-1968, Minister and Activist
I think that now we need a simplification, something cleaner, with neither exaggerations nor repressions.
Giorgio Armani,
fashion designer
“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.”
Carl Sagan
Without desire there is no life. Everything will stand still. Become emptiness.
Gita Mehta
“I could not tread these perilous paths in safety, if I did not keep a saving sense of humor.”
Horatio Nelson
“Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.”
Henry David Thoreau
“Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.”
Henry van Dyke Jr.
“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.”
Bertrand Russell
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”

Quotes September 24-26, 2023

Don’t worry about what everybody else is doing. That’s not only not going to get you anywhere, but it’s also going to set you back.
But absolutely don’t ever stop taking risks. There’s no reason to stop.
Carmen Gimenez,
poet, writer, editor
National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15
What I tell my students is that they must persevere. … Yes, we still have racism and prejudice, but we must persevere.
If you stand up for social justice or something that is right, people will stand up and fight for you, and they will help you try to reach your goals.
Sylvia Mendez,
civil rights activist, nurse
National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15
Music is intended to be for people. And circumstances and people change with the decades.
Esperanza Spalding,
bassist, singer, songwriter, composer
National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15
If you are called an enemy alien as a child of 12 … it will never escape you.
Raymond Moriyama,
The two things vital to success — how to sense approaching danger and how to be flexible.
Gita Mehta,
writer, documentary filmmaker
But luxury has never appealed to me, I like simple things, books, being alone, or with somebody who understands.
Daphne du Maurier,
Successful men become successful only because they acquire the habit of thinking in terms of success.
Napoleon Hill – 1883-1970 -Author
You are not your struggles. You are the survivor who keeps moving forward in spite of them.
Lori Deschene – Author
It’s never too late to be what you might have been.
George Eliot – 1819-1880 – English Novelist
Today’s accomplishments were yesterday’s impossibilities.
Robert Schuller – 1926-2015 – Pastor-Speaker-Author
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
Marilyn Monroe – 1926-1962 – Actress-Model-Singer
Willingly give and graciously receive. What you do to and for another, you do to and for yourself.
Bob Proctor – 1934-2022 – Co-Founder of Proctor Gallagher Institute-Author-Speaker-Legend
You’re never too important to be nice to people.
Jon Batiste – Singer-Songwriter
Don’t be afraid to make yourself a priority.