Tag: Perserverance

Quotes October 15, 2023

If you have a dream, don’t let anybody take it away. And you always believe that the impossible is always possible.
Selena Quintanilla,
singer-songwriter, businessperson, actor, fashion designer
National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15
 
 
 
 
The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.
Ray Kroc – 1902-1984 – Entrepreneur
 
 
 
 
When you choose to collect experiences rather than things, you never ever run out of storage space.
Joshua Becker – Author-Writer-Philanthropist-Pastor
 
 
 
 
We’re never done with our transformations; they just keep on coming round. We shapeshift all the way up to the end, casting off certainties like a selkie casts off her sealskin.
Sharon Blackie
 
 
 
 
It isn’t more light we need, it’s putting into practice what light we already have. When we do that, wonderful things will happen within our lives and within our world.
Peace Pilgrim
 
 
 
 
“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”
Desmond Tutu
 
 
 
 
“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.”
Dalai Lama
 
 
 
 
“Happiness can exist only in acceptance.”
George Orwell
 
 
 
 
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
 
 

Quotes September 14, 2023

If you do not expect it, you will not find the unexpected, for it is hard to find and difficult.
Heraclitus, 500 B.C. – Greek Philosopher
 
 
 
 
“Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.”
Ronald Reagan
 
 
 
 
“One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.”
Lucille Ball
 
 
 
 
I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.
Joan Miro,
painter, sculptor, ceramicist
 
 
 
 
Take risks. Don’t stand on the sidelines. Get involved. It’s your life.
Barbra Streisand,
singer, songwriter, actor, filmmaker
 
 
 
 
Like a running blaze on a plain, like a flash of lightning in the clouds. We live in the flicker.
Joseph Conrad,
writer
 
 
 
 
“Everything has to be earned, through work, persistence, and honesty.”
Princess Grace Kelly
 
 
 
 
“I’ve always said that in politics, your enemies can’t hurt you, but your friends will kill you.”
Ann Richards
 
 
 
 
“The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself … that’s where it’s at.”
Jesse Owens
 
 
 
 
“When you start a new trail equipped with courage, strength, and conviction, the only thing that can stop you is you.”
Ruby Bridges
 
 

Quotes July 01-02, 2023

“Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?”
From the book of Luke
 
 
 
 
People only see what they are prepared to see.
Ralph Waldo Emerson – 1803-1882 – Lecturer-Poet-Essayist
 
 
 
 
I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong.
Audrey Hepburn – 1929-1993 – British Actress-Humanitarian
 
 
 
 
Champions keep playing until they get it right.
Billie Jean King – Former Tennis Player-Advocate
 
 
 
 
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.
Nelson Mandela – 1918-2013 – Former President of South Africa
 
 
 
 
Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.
Robert Bresson – 1933-1983 – Film Director
 
 
 
 
You do not have to live your life as a compromise of competing external expectations. Your life is yours to direct.
AmyAnn Cadwell
 
 
 
 
Worry drains the mind of its power and sooner or later it injures the soul.
Robin Sharma – Author-Speaker

 
 

Quotes November 28, 2022

A child speaks more sense than an adult half of the time.
Zoe Saldana,
actor
 
 
 
 
Don’t worry about failure. You only have to be right once.
Drew Houston – Entrepreneur
 
 
 
 
“I love Thanksgiving because it’s a holiday that is centered around food and family, two things that are of utmost importance to me.”
Marcus Samuelsson
 
 
 
 
“It is the mind that makes the body.”
Sojourner Truth
 
 
 
 
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
Abraham Lincoln
 
 
 
 
“Common sense is not so common.”
Voltaire
 
 
 
 
“A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.”
Billie Jean King
 
 
 
 
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
Wayne Gretzky
 
 
 
 
“Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.”
Charles M. Schulz
 
 
 
 
“The world has to change to fit you. And if you stick to your principles, values, and morals long enough, it will.”
Berry Gordy

Quotes December 18, 2021

“Immigration is by definition a gesture of faith in social mobility. It is the expression in action of a positive belief in the possibility of a better life. It has thus contributed greatly to developing the spirit of personal betterment in American society and to strengthening the national confidence in change and the future.”
John F. Kennedy
 
 
 
 
Habits are safer than rules: you don’t have to watch them. and you don’t have to keep them either. They keep you.
Frank Hall Crane – 1873-1948 – American Stage and Film Actor and Director
 
 
 
 
If you pick the right small behavior and sequence it right, then you won’t have to motivate yourself to have it grow. It will just happen naturally, like a good seed planted in a good spot.
B.J. Fogg – American Social Scientist
 
 
 
 
Radical Acceptance is the willingness to experience ourselves and our life as it is. A moment of Radical Acceptance is a moment of genuine freedom.
Tara Brach
 
 
 
 
Love is an action, never simply a feeling.
The practice of love offers no place of safety. We risk loss, hurt, pain. We risk being acted upon by forces outside our control.
bell hooks
Gloria Jean Watkins (September 25, 1952 – December 15, 2021), better known by her pen name bell hooks,[1] was an American author, professor, feminist, and social activist. The name “bell hooks” is borrowed from her maternal great-grandmother, Bell Blair Hooks.[2]

The focus of hooks’ writing was the intersectionality of race, capitalism, and gender, and what she described as their ability to produce and perpetuate systems of oppression and class domination. She published more than 30 books and numerous scholarly articles, appeared in documentary films, and participated in public lectures. Her work addressed race, class, gender, art, history, sexuality, mass media, and feminism.[3]

Also an academic, she taught at institutions including Stanford University, Yale University, and The City College of New York, before in 2004 joining Berea College in Berea, Kentucky,[4] where a decade later she founded the bell hooks Institute.[5]

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Quotes November 06, 2021

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.”
Anne Bradstreet
 
 
 
 
“To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow–this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.”
Elizabeth Gilbert
 
 
 
 
Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
John Lennon – 1940-1980 – Singer-Songwriter-Musician-Peace Activist
 
 
 
 
Once you make the decision, you will find all the people, resources, and ideas you need…Every time.
Bob Proctor – Author-Speaker
 
 
 
 
Demand is not about fighting against the grain, nor is it about force. Force negates.
Demand is about perfect, natural, even super-natural alignment with your desire, every moment of every day.
Peggy McColl
 
 
 
 
“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.”
Søren Kierkegaard

 
 
 
 
Life is short, fragile and does not wait for anyone. There will NEVER be a perfect time to pursue your dreams & goals.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
The person who says something is impossible shouldn’t interrupt the person who is doing it.
Unknown

Quotes April 15, 2021

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.
Albert Einstein – 1879-1955 – Mathematician-Physicist-Nobel Prize Recipient
 
 
 
 
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.
Albert Einstein – 1879-1955 – Mathematician-Physicist-Nobel Prize Recipient
 
 
 
 
Most people think they want more money than they really do, and they settle for a lot less than they could really learn.
Earl Nightingale – 1921-1989-Author-Radio Personality
 
 
 
 
I am not what has happened to me. I am what I choose to become.
Carl Jung – 1875-1961 – Swiss Psychiatrist
 
 
 
 
Believing means liberating the indestructible element in oneself, or, more accurately, liberating oneself, or, more accurately, being indestructible, or, more accurately, being.
Franz Kafka
 
 
 
 
The very idea of a bird is a symbol and a suggestion to the poet.
John Burroughs
 
 
 
 
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding
Kahlil Gibran
 
 
 
 
The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.
Robert Holden
 
 
 
 
You are a future ancestor and what you know today is going to be passed onto the next generations. Is your future as a future ancestor making you happy now, with the story you are writing today?
Baba Mandaza Augustine Kademwa
 
 
 
 
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
John Muir
 
 
 
 
rise
said the moon
and the new day came
Rupi Kaur
 
 
 
 
Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Quotes March 13, 2021

Weeping, then laughing. The power of love came into me, and I became fierce like a lion, then tender like the evening star.
Rumi
 
 
 
 
We fill our days with ongoing connection, denying ourselves time to think and dream.
Sherry Turkle
 
 
 
 
Listening connects us and heals the hurt we carry–we can make a world of difference for one another by listening.
Patty Wipfler
 
 
 
 
I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope, for hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love, for love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, but the faith and the love are all in the waiting. Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought: So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.
T.S. Eliot
 
 
 
 
Intellect has its own use; make the most out of it. But when it’s time to make a decision, listen to your heart. That’s what I do.
Milan Rai
 
 
 
 
I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.
Hafiz
 
 
 
 
You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.
Wayne Dyer
 
 
 
 
The purpose of any ceremony is to build stronger relationship or bridge the distance between our cosmos and us.
Shawn Wilson
 
 
 
 
Perhaps nothing is so fraught with significance as the human hand.
Jane Addams
 
 
 
 
As I get older, I realize that the thing I value the most is good-heartedness.
Alice Walker
 
 
 
 
As long as you are breathing, everything is possible. Never quit tryin
Unknown
 
 
 
 
The day you give up on your dreams is the day you give up on yourself.
Unknown

Quotes December 23, 2020

If you want to overcome the whole world, overcome yourself.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
 
 
 
 
To ask the right question is already half the solution of a problem.
Carl Jung
 
 
 
 
In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time.
Anthony J. D’Angelo
 
 
 
 
The secret of life isn’t what happens to you, but what you do with what happens to you.
Norman Vincent Peale
 
 
 
 
Most great people have attained their greatest success one step beyond their greatest failure.
Napoleon Hill
 
 
 
 
Life … is not about how fast you run or even with what degree of grace. It’s about perseverance, about staying on your feet and slogging forward no matter what.
Dean Koontz
 
 
 
 
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.
Steve Jobs
 
 
 
 
A pen is to me as a beak is to a hen.
J.R.R. Tolkien
 
 
 
 
Someone I once loved gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift.
Mary Oliver
 
 
 
 
A champion is someone who gets up, even when he can’t.
unknown

Quotes December 17, 2020

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
Maya Angelou
 
 
 
 
Take time like the river that never grows stale. Keep going and steady. No hurry, no rush.
Rumi
 
 
 
 
Falling and getting back up is what brings you success.
Tony Horton
 
 
 
 
Success is sweet: the sweeter if long delayed and attained through manifold struggles and defeats.
Amos Bronson Alcott
 
 
 
 
It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
Epictetus
 
 
 
 
Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
Dale Carnegie
 
 
 
 
Once you choose hope, anything’s possible
Christopher Reeve
 
 
 
 
The first step is you have to say that you can
Will Smith
 
 
 
 
They showed you no respect / What kept you driven then / What kept you going in the ring / And getting back up to fight for a different end.
D. Arnold
 
 
 
 
We all fall down / It’s the getting’ back up that really counts / We live and we learn / To help someone up when it’s their turn.
Arlis Albritton
 
 
 
 
And your worlds stop when your falling out of love / But it’s not the fall that’s so hard / It’s the getting back up.
Cannon Goodman
 
 
 
 
When life knocks you down, Get back up and fight harder.
unknown
 
 
 
 
Whatever you’re going through, many others have not only experienced the same but got out of it just fine.
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