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Quotes October 21, 2020

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
Albert Camus,
writer, philosopher, Nobel Prize winner
If Plan A isn’t working, I have Plan B, Plan C, and even Plan D.

Everything comes at a cost. Just what are you willing to pay for it?
Serena Williams,
professional tennis player
“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.”
Morrie Schwartz
“Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
In the last analysis, provincialism is your belief in yourself, in your neighborhood, in your reality. It is patriotism without belligerence. Convincing cases have been made to show that all great art is provincial in the sense of reflecting a place, a time, and a Zeitgeist.
Richard M. Weaver
Focus on the smallest thing you can do right now.
Ryan Holiday

Quotes October 03, 2020

Don’t depend on other people’s encouragement. It’s never enough and never when you need it.
Sigourney Weaver,
If your dream only includes you, it’s too small.
Ava DuVernay,
director, producer, screenwriter
Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, we have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!
Humbert Wolfe,
poet, writer
Be scared. You can’t help that. But don’t be afraid.
William Faulkner,
writer, Nobel Prize winner
“Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I’ll show you someone who has never achieved much.”
Joan Collins
“Either you run the day or the day runs you.”
Jim Rohn
“Like success, failure is many things to many people. With positive mental attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, and a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order to prepare to try again.”
W. Clement Stone
The expert at anything was once a beginner.
Helen Hayes
Man, sometimes it takes you a long time to sound like yourself.
Miles Davis,
jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer
Do it, don’t wait for someone else to push you.
Somewhere, someone else is happy with less than you have.

Quotes September 30, 2020

“Dreams can come true, but there is a secret. They’re realized through the magic of persistence, determination, commitment, passion, practice, focus and hard work. They happen a step at a time, manifested over years, not weeks.”
Elbert Hubbard
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
Mark Twain
“I have had dreams, and I’ve had nightmares. I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.”
Jonas Salk
“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they started.”
David Allen
“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”
Stephen King
“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.”
Ray Goforth
“Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost legendary. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent.”
Calvin Coolidge
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.
Earl Nightingale
Hubris is one of the great renewable resources.
P. J. O’Rourke
“Children are one third of our population and all of our future.”
Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health 1981
“If we don’t stand up for children, then we don’t stand for much.”
Marian Wright Edelman
“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”
Dr. Seuss

“The best way to succeed in this world is to act on the advice you give to others.”

Quotes August 30, 2020

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow. It only saps today of its joy.”
Leo Buscaglia
“If people did not do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein
“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.”
Andy Rooney
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
Eleanor Roosevelt
“And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.”
“Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.”
Dalai Lama
“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.”
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
Anaïs Nin
“The best revenge is massive success.”
Frank Sinatra
“We become what we think about.”
Earl Nightingale
“New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.”
Lao Tzu
Look around the table. If you don’t see a sucker, get up, because you’re the sucker.
Amarillo Slim
“Forget national politics, get to know your county sheriff. That’s where you can make real change in an area that directly affects you!”
Catherine Austin Fitts

“Success is largely a matter of holding on after others have let go.”

Quotes August 16, 2020

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”
Khalil Gibran
“My dark days made me strong. Or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it.”
Emery Lord, When We Collided
“Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.”
Vincent van Gogh
“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”
Rabindranath Tagore
“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
“When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write a brave new ending.”
Brené Brown
“Your now is not your forever.”
John Green, Turtles All the Way Down
To achieve success, have a reason other than money.

Quotes August 02, 2020

The good parts of a book may be only something a writer is lucky enough to overhear or it may be the wreck of his whole damn life and one is as good as the other.
Ernest Hemingway
When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, ‘I am going to produce a work of art.’ I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing.
George Orwell
Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.
Drew Houston
Cheat your landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse. It cannot be done. You can’t fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.
William S. Burroughs
The easiest way to avoid wrong notes is to never open your mouth and sing. What a mistake that would be.
Pete Seeger,
The hardest thing to do is to be true to yourself, especially when everybody is watching.
Dave Chappelle,
comedian, actor, writer, producer
One must take what comes, with laughter.
Olivia de Havilland,
One can only discover what has already come into existence.
Shirley Hazzard,
Life is not about finding our limitations, it’s about finding our infinity.
Herbie Hancock,
musician, composer
Making people believe the unbelievable is no trick; it’s work. … Belief and reader absorption come in the details: An overturned tricycle in the gutter of an abandoned neighborhood can stand for everything.
Stephen King,
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
Marcus Tullius Cicero,
statesman, philosopher, lawyer

Quotes October 17, 2019

Finish each day & be done with it. You have done what you could. Learn from it; tomorrow is a new day.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Close your eyes and imagine the best version of you possible. That’s who you really are, let go of any part of you that does not believe it.
C. Assaad
“He who jumps into the void owes no explanation to those who stand and watch.”
Swiss film director Jean-Luc Godard
“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, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; 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 fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
Theodore Roosevelt

Quotes June 04, 2019

Courtesy of Smart Brief


Doing nothing can sometimes be the most effective form of action.
Kevin Kwan,
author, in “Crazy Rich Asians”
If you only think about your own advancement, your own success, you run out of fuel pretty quickly. But if we believed in something bigger than ourselves, that kind of motivation is self-sustaining.
Elaine Chao,
US secretary of transportation
If you’re aware and you’re high-energy, the ball will eventually bounce your way and you’ll be able to make plays.
Jeremy Lin,
professional basketball player
All creative people want to do the unexpected.
Hedy Lamarr,
actress and inventor of spread spectrum communication technology
It’s so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don’t say it.
Sam Levenson,
I don’t think anybody should write his autobiography until after he’s dead.
Sam Goldwyn,
film producer
When you’re working with your friends, it doesn’t feel like it’s work.
Ken Jeong,
actor, comedian and physician
Don’t dwell on what happened, no matter how bad it was. Find something else to do. Find something to do to help others.
Ruth Handler,
businesswoman and inventor of the Barbie doll
Confidence and doubt are at two ends of the scale, and you need both. They balance each other out.
Barbra Streisand,
There’s no other country in the world that has a system where someone [who’s been fired and is broke] could turn a simple idea and hard work into a company that employs more than 400,000 people and has created thousands of successful millionaires.
Bernard Marcus,
If you work harder than somebody else, chances are you’ll beat him though he has more talent than you.
Bart Starr,
former quarterback for Green Bay Packers NFL team
Give credit where credit is due: simply said, if you want loyalty and best effort, you must be thoughtful.
Estee Lauder,

In an argument with man and nature, nature wins 100% of the time.
Mike Clarke,
municipal public services director, during spring 2019 flooding in the Midwest

Quotes May 01, 2019

Allow children to be happy in their own way, for what better way will they find?
Samuel Johnson
People underestimate their capacity for change. There is never a right time to do a difficult thing.
John Porter
Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created.
Esther 4:14
I’m going to make everything around me beautiful—that will be my life.
Elsie de Wolfe
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
Dr. Suess
Sometimes on the way to a dream you get lost and find a better one.
Be decisive. Right or wrong, make a decision. The road of life is paved with flat squirrels who couldn’t make a decision.

Quotes April 15, 2019

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
Douglas Adams
If you can’t do anytime about it, then let it go. Don’t be a prisoner to things you can’t change.
Tony Gaskins
Early success is a terrible teacher. You’re essentially being rewarded for a lack of preparation, so when you find yourself in a situation where you must prepare, you can’t do it. You don’t know how.
Chris Hadfield
An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth
Start now.
Start where you are.
Start with fear.
Start with pain.
Start with doubt.
Start with hands shaking.
Start with voice trembling, but start.
Start and don’t stop.
Start where you are with what you have.
Ijeoma Umbenyuo
Be patient and tough; someday with pain will be useful to you.
Don’t die before you’re dead.
Rachel Wolchin
You’re off to great places. Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting. So get on your way.
Dr. Seuss
“Before Alice got to Wonderland, she had to fall pretty hard down a very deep hole.”
Cory Booker
A 4 year degree attained after 7 years is still a degree.
A graduation at the age of 50 is still a graduation.
A Mercedes bought at the age of 65 is still a Mercedes.
Don’t let people bully you with their timelines of success.
And now I’ll do what’s best for me.
You have the power to change your life at any given moment.
Never forget that.
I myself am entirely made of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.
Don’t practice until you get it right. Practice until you can’t get it wrong.
Some people will only like you if you fit inside their box. Don’t be afraid to shove that box up their ass!
Beware of the temptation to give up what you want most for what you want now.