Always go with your passions. Never ask yourself if it’s realistic or not.”
“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.”
Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul.
journalist, activist and co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement
“Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”
“I refuse to accept other people’s ideas of happiness for me. As if there’s a one size fits all standard for happiness.”
“When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.”
“You can’t have everything you want, but you can have the things that really matter to you.”
“I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself.”
“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.”
“Only those who play to win. Only those who risk to win. History favors risk-takers. Forgets the timid. Everything else is commentary.”
“Pearls don’t lie on the seashore. If you want one, you must dive for it.”
“The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.”
“You can’t outwit fate by standing on the sidelines placing little side bets about the outcome of life. Either you wade in and risk everything you have to play the game or you don’t play at all. And if you don’t play you can’t win.”
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.
singer known as the Queen of Soul
Never give up. And when you think it’s impossible, just remember to say this piece of advice I got from a very wise woman: I did my best, and my best is good enough.
first black woman to win an Academy Award for production design
Tag: Life advice
Always go with your passions. Never ask yourself if it’s realistic or not.”
There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.
explorer and writer
Every grain of experience is food for the greedy growing soul of the artist.
writer and composer
The secret of joy in work is contained in one word — excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
Pearl S. Buck,
Perhaps we cannot raise the winds. But each of us can put up the sail, so that when the wind comes we can catch it.
Too many people undervalue what they are and overvalue what they’re not.
Pay more attention to what someone is doing than to what they are saying. Talk might thrill, but action reveals.
As long as you are standing, give a hand to those who have fallen.
Some days you just have to create your own sunshine.
Truth is like a surgery. It huts but cures.
Lie is like a pain killer. It gives instant relief but has side effects forever.
Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.
Young people will have the seeds you bury in their minds, and when they grow up, they will change the world.
entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist
“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”
“The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.”
The World doesn’t reward Perfectionists. It rewards Finishers. Get started now.
It is an impressively arrogant move to conclude that just because you don’t like something, it is empirically not good.
entertainer, writer and producer
When you’ve done something wrong, admit it and be sorry. No one in history has ever choked to death form swallowing his pride.
If your happiness depends what someone does, I guess you do have a problem.
Be all in or get out. There is no halfway.
We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.
Build someone up. Put their insecurities to sleep. Remind them they’re worthy. Tell them they’re incredible. Be a light in a too often dim world.
I would rather be “annoyingly” positive and optimistic than destructively negative and hateful.
Be careful with your words. Once they are said, they can only be forgiven, not forgotten.
Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.
It has been my personal experience that the true flavor, the real fun, the continuous excitement of work lie in the process of doing it rather than in having it over and done with.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam,
statesman, scientist and engineer
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more.
inventor, engineer and physicist
Treat your inferiors as you would be treated by your betters.
You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.
If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it;
blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches;
for the Creator, there is no poverty.
Rainer Maria Rilke
A good laugh is sunshine in the house.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
A guide, on finding a man who has lost his way, brings him back to the right path — he does not mock and jeer at him.
Complaining is not a strategy. You have to work with the world as you find it, not as you would have it be.
What, after all, has maintained the human race on this old globe despite all the calamities of nature and all the tragic failings of mankind, if not faith in new possibilities, and courage to advocate them.
“Decide who you’re not before you decide who you are.”
“The new basic principle is that in order to learn to avoid making mistakes, we must learn from our mistakes. To cover up mistakes is, therefore, the greatest intellectual sin.”
Intelligent individuals learn from every thing and every one; average people, from their experiences. The stupid already have all the answers.”
“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
“It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.”
The secret of living a life of excellence is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence.
You have to be absolutely frank with yourself. Face your handicaps; don’t try to hide them. Instead, develop something else.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’
If you have a dream, don’t let anybody take it away, and always believe that the impossible is possible.
When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.
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.
Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.
If we are not achieving something, it is because we have not put our minds to it. We create what we want.
Goodness does not consist in greatness, but greatness in goodness.
We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain.
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
One of the sure signs of maturity is the ability to rise to the point of self-criticism.
Martin Luther King Jr.,
civil rights leader
The great man does not think beforehand of his words that they may be sincere, nor of his actions that they may be resolute — he simply speaks and does what is right.
If you’re in a comfort zone, afraid to venture out, Remember that all winners were at one time filled with doubt.”
Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars, but remember to keep your feet on the ground.
26th US president
You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.
Simplicity is the shortest path to a solution.
Genius is often only the power of making continuous efforts.
A fool’s brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry.
George Bernard Shaw,
Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.
writer and journalist
I wish that we worried more about asking the right questions instead of being so hung up on finding answers.
It is doubtless impossible to approach any human problems with a mind free from bias.
Simone de Beauvoir,
writer, philosopher and activist
There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.
philosopher and psychologist
When we grow in spiritual consciousness, we identify with all that is in the world. And there is no exploitation. It is ourselves we are helping. It is ourselves we are healing.
Dr. Govindappa Venkataswamy
Any change, any revolution for the people always occurs in one place, but the winds carry them far and wide.
Ultimately, in learning to live in a living Universe, we are learning to live in the deep ecology of existence in eternity.