Tag: Enthusiasm

Quotes April 02, 2022

“Americans of our own time – minority and majority Americans alike – need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.”
Elijah Cummings
You’re not going to get very far in life on the basis of what you already know. You’re going to advance in life by what you’re going to learn.
Charlie Munger
Do you really want to look back on your life and see how wonderful it could have been had you not been afraid to live it?
Caroline Myss
Happiness is a quality of the soul … not a function of one’s material circumstances.
Aristotle – 384 BC-322BC
Greek Philosopher
You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.
Stephen King
“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”
Vincent van Gogh
“If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.”
Marvin Gaye
“The whole world is a series of miracles, but we’re so used to them we call them ordinary things.”
Hans Christian Andersen
“Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.”
Emily Dickinson
“Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me.”
Zora Neale Hurston
“Find the good. It’s all around you. Find it, showcase it, and you’ll start believing in it.”
Jesse Owens

Quotes March 26, 2022

“A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice. A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.
Meister Eckhart – 1260-1328 – German Theologian
Find out what your gift is and nurture it.
Katy Perry – Singer-Songwriter
“There is a very fine line between success and failure. Just one ingredient can make the difference.”
Andrew Lloyd Webber
“There is no deodorant like success.”
Elizabeth Taylor
“Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition, he or she has overcome to reach his goals.”
Dorothy Height
“The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one’s appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.”
Amelia Earhart

“It’s the rough side of the mountain that’s the easiest to climb; the smooth side doesn’t have anything for you to hang on to.”
Aretha Franklin

“We don’t accomplish anything in this world alone … and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one’s life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something.”
Sandra Day O’Connor

Quotes May 03, 2021

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.
Desmond Tutu
Love the world as your own self; then you can truly care for all things.
Lao Tzu
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
Vincent Van Gogh
You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time
Angela Davis
The patchwork quilt is really the symbol of the world which must come: one new design made out of many old designs. We will stitch this world together yet. Don’t give up.
Pete Seeger
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
The connections we make in the course of a life–maybe that’s what heaven is.
Fred Rogers
An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.
Martin Buber
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
Rachel Carson
Sense of place is the sixth sense, an internal compass and map made by memory and spiritual perception together.
Rebecca Solnit
All things are possible through the openness of our mind, the gentleness of our spirit, and the act of understanding and embracing.
Lily Yeh

No single narrative serves the needs of everyone everywhere.
Sheena Iyengar

Quotes February 10, 2021

Tough times never last, tough people do.
Robert Schuller
Without a vision the people perish, but without courage dreams die.
Rosa Parks,
civil rights activist
February is Black History Month
Your optimism will never be as powerful as it is in that exact moment when you want to give it up.
In everything you write, write something that is brave enough to be hopeful.
Amanda Gorman,
poet, first National Youth Poet Laureate
February is Black History Month
To play the great roles, you have to learn how to blaze.
Christopher Plummer,

Be a light, not a judge. Be a model, not a critic. Be a part of the solution, not the problem.
Stephen Covey,
educator, writer, businessperson, speaker
I opened the door for a lot of people, and they just ran through and left me holding the knob.
Bo Diddley,
influential guitarist, singer, songwriter, music producer
February is Black History Month

Quotes August 13, 2020

The world can be better if there’s love, tolerance and humility.
Irena Sendler,
nurse, humanitarian, social worker
Even in my dreams I’m hiking these mountain trails expecting to find a rock that nature has shaped to remind me of a heart.
Harryette Mullen,
poet, professor
When you succeed, don’t forget the responsibility of making someone else succeed with you.
Antonia Novello,
physician, 14th surgeon general of the US
“Simply put, you believe that things or people make you unhappy, but this is not accurate. You make yourself unhappy.”
Wayne Dyer
“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”
Marcus Aurelius
“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”
Alice Walker
“When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ’em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give ’em.”
Shel Silverstein
Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Psalm 37:4

You weren’t born to just pay bills and die.
Life is short, time is fast. No replays, no rewinds. So just enjoy every moments you have and make the best out of it. Unknown

Quotes July 16, 2020

“Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.”
Lemony Snicket
“Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.”
Dalai Lama
“If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax.”
Abraham Lincoln

“If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.”
David Allen
“Follow effective actions with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”
Peter Drucker
“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
Albert Einstein
“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”
Henry Ford
“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.”
Richard Branson
“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.”
Wayne Dyer
“A ship is always safe at shore but that is not what it’s built for.”
Albert Einstein
“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
Remember: Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations
Ray Bradbury
If you know you are on the right track, if you have this inner knowledge, then nobody can turn you off … no matter what they say.
Barbara McClintock,
cytogeneticist, Nobel Prize winner
The possibilities are endless when you work hard and never give up.
Train yourself to find the blessing in everything.

Quotes July 14, 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
“Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism.”
David M. Burns
“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.”
T.E. Lawrence
“Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.”
Stephen R. Covey
“The best way to succeed in this world is to act on the advice you give to others.”
Nothing will change in your life if you don’t do something different from what you have been doing.

Quotes July 06, 2020

Perhaps the only thing in my favor is that I am very tenacious. I don’t take ‘no’ very well.
Kathryn Bigelow,
Mirrors should think longer before they reflect.
Jean Cocteau,
poet, playwright, writer, filmmaker, artist
May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.
Rev. Peter Marshall,
pastor, US Senate chaplain
Just as cultivating a garden requires turning over the ground, pulling weeds, planting, and watering,
doing the work of love is all about taking action.
When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement.