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Quotes January 12, 2021

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
Bill Vaughan,
writer, columnist
If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.
Carl Lewis,
track and field athlete, Olympic medalist
Choose the least important day in your life. It will be important enough.
Thornton Wilder,
playwright, writer
Dream big and surround yourself with brilliance …
Deadlines are things that we pass through on the way to finishing.
Peter Gabriel,
musician, singer, songwriter, record producer
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.
Will Rogers,
actor, performer, humorist, columnist
The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.

Quotes January 11, 2021

Without the playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.
Carl Jung
Resonance reveals the deep reality that we are a part of a larger whole, that we need one another, and, in some ways, that we are created by the ongoing dance within, between, and among us.
John Prendergast
We are a people. A people do not throw their geniuses away. If they do, it is our duty as witnesses for the future to collect them again for the sake of our children. If necessary, bone by bone.
Alice Walker
You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself.
Alan Watts
What is now proved was once only imagined.
William Blake
The wide belt of the universe has no need for finger-rings. I am one with the infinite and need no other assurance.
Zora Neale Hurston
All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused.
Martha Graham
If we identify only with form, our life will remain confined to known, familiar structures. But if we try to live only as pure emptiness, or absolute being, we may not engage with our humanity. In absolute terms, the personal self is not ultimately real; at the relative level, it must be respected.
John Welwood
The older I get, the more I would rather sit alone, in silence, than with people who judge the way I live.
Kristen Butler
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver

Quotes December 20, 2020

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Theodore Roosevelt
What’s in front of you is a whole world of experiences beyond your imagination.
Phylicia Rashad,
actor, singer, stage director
Inspiration gives no warnings.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez,
writer, journalist, Nobel Prize winner
Right now a moment is fleeting by! … We must become that moment.
Paul Cezanne,

Quotes December 07, 2020

It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something.
Ornette Coleman,
jazz musician
I Already told you that falling is easy / It’s getting back up that becomes the problem / If you don’t believe you can find a way out / You become the problem.
Catherine Roseanne Dennis
Even if you fall, it isn’t over / You’re here ’til the end / Nothing’s stopping you / From getting back up again.
Stefano Giorgini
Falling down is life / Living is getting back up again.
Kellen McGregor
In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.
J. Paul Getty
Take risks. If you win you will be happy. If you lose, you will be wise.

Quotes November 12, 2020

The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.
Douglas Clegg
I give myself a good cry if I need it, but then I concentrate on all good things still in my life.
Mitch Albom
The more goals you set, the more goals you get.
Mark Victor Hansen
Pick a theme and work it to exhaustion… the subject must be something you truly love or truly hate.
Dorothea Lange
You have to live through the worst parts of your life, so you never take the best parts for granted.
Make a decision that you are going to enjoy every day in your life.

Quotes November 01, 2020

Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted.
Randy Pausch
“A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.”
Henrik Ibsen
“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.”
Eskimo Proverb
“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.”
Winnie the Pooh
“When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.”
Winston Churchill
“Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.”
Stacey Charter
“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”
L.M. Montgomery
“It’s possible, in a poem or short story, to write about commonplace things and objects using commonplace but precise language, and to endow those things—a chair, a window curtain, a fork, a stone, a woman’s earring—with immense, even startling power.”
Raymond Carver
“Just because it didn’t last forever, doesn’t mean it wasn’t worth your while.”

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.”