Tag: Positivity

Quotes December 02, 2023

Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.
Roy T. Bennett – 1939-2014 – Author
When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.
Carol Burnett – Actress-Comedian-Singer
“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.”
Amelia Earhart
A good act does not wash out the bad, nor a bad act the good. Each should have its own reward.
George R.R. Martin,
For everything there’s a bad way of describing, also a good way. You pick the good way, you get along better.
Cynthia Ozick,
Who are we, who is each one of us, if not a combinatoria of experiences, information, books we have read, things imagined?
Italo Calvino

Quotes October 12, 2023

We shall unite. We have learned the meaning of Unity.
It can be done!
Cesar Chavez,
labor leader, civil rights activist
National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15
If you’re gonna be somebody, you need to be a leader not a follower … be strong-minded.
Selena Quintanilla,
singer-songwriter, businessperson, actor, fashion designer
National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15
There is no end to what can be said about the world.
Don’t plan it all. Let life surprise you a little.
Julia Alvarez,
National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15
I dreamed of being a great football player as far back as I can remember. I decided to take one step at a time and wouldn’t settle for less.
My goal is to be recognized as the best. … When they say ‘middle linebacker’ I want them to mean Butkus.
Dick Butkus,
professional American football player, actor
I live in fear of being a contented passenger. I’d rather get parts I can’t play.
Michael Gambon,
Architects should be reaching out in every way possible to the general public.
Can you name five female architects?
Beverly Willis,
Every day we are given chances to be a little wiser than before.
Sonia Choquette – Spiritual Teacher
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
William James – 1842-1910 – American Philosopher
The habit of giving only enhances the desire to give.
Walt Whitman – 1819-1892 – Poet-Essayist
A person who feels appreciated will always do more than what is expected.
Amy Rees Anderson – Author

Quotes October 01, 2023

It’s wild that when you decide you’re worth more, the Universe starts opening doors to make it a reality.
Cory Allen – Podcaster-Meditation Teacher-Audio Engineer
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
Leo Buscaglia
“There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”
Vincent van Gogh
“Technological change is neither additive nor subtractive. It is ecological. I mean ‘ecological’ in the same sense as the word is used by environmental scientists. One significant change generates total change … A new technology does not add or subtract something. It changes everything.”
Neil Postman
“You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person died for no reason.”
Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast
“One man can make a difference and every man should try.”
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
“Work like there is someone working 24 hours a day to take it all away from you.”
Mark Cuban
“The trick in life is learning how to deal with it.”
Dame Helen Mirren


Quotes August 31, 2023

Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.
Eckhart Tolle
The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for the destruction of our race.
Rachel Carson, marine biologist and conservationist
You cannot protect the environment unless you empower people, you inform them, and you help them understand that these resources are their own, that they must protect them.
Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize-winning environmentalist
To make the changes we need to make and to reach a safer future, we will need the resources of everybody here — the scientists, the policy makers, and the industrialists — all working together towards a common goal. And that goal is a planet that can continue to support life.
Piers Sellers, astronaut
We need a national political leader to step forward, an environmental Churchill, to rally the world around this mobilization.
Lester R. Brown, environmental analyst
Instead of controlling the environment for the benefit of the population, perhaps it’s time we control the population to allow the survival of the environment.
David Attenborough
I see reasons to be optimistic. Nature is resilient. If we work to restore those places that we have destroyed, if we give them time, they will recover.
Jane Goodall
Ours is a world of looming challenges and increasingly limited resources. Sustainable development offers the best chance to adjust our course.
Ban Ki-moon, U.N. secretary-general
You have got to take responsibility for your life and the world. You have got to do something to pay your rent for the privilege of inhabiting this beautiful, blue-green, living Earth.
David Foreman, activist and conservationist
For millennia, the Western world above all has lived by the philosophy of humans first, even humans only. It is now time for a new philosophy of Earth first whereby humanity begins the arduous process of de-growth.
Steven Best, philosopher and activist
The greatest danger to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.
Robert Swan, explorer and environmental activist
We only get one planet. Humankind must become accountable on a massive scale for the wanton destruction of our collective home. Protecting our future on this planet depends on the conscious evolution of our species.
Leonardo DiCaprio
A vibrant, fair, and regenerative future is possible — not when thousands of people do climate justice activism perfectly but when millions of people do the best they can.
Xiye Bastida, climate activist

Quotes August 29, 2023

Growth is about moving forward while chaos often sends you repeatedly through the same cycles.
Victoria L. White – Business and Commercial Litigation Attorney
“The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.”
Thomas Jefferson
I have learned not to allow rejection to move me.
Cicely Tyson – 1924-2021 – Actress-Humanitarian
If you’re not positive energy, you’re negative energy.
Mark Cuban – Businessman-Investor-Film Producer-Owner of the Dallas Mavericks-Television Personality
Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.
Madam C.J. Walker – 1867-1919 – Entrepreneur-Philanthropist-Political and Social Activist
The most wasted of days is one without laughter.
E. E. Cummings – 1894-1962 – Poet-Author-Playwright-Painter
Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful.
Hazrat Inayat Khan – 1882-1927 – Professor
“Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.”
Henry David Thoreau
“For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.”
Vincent Van Gogh
“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”
Alan Watts
“One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.”
Henry Ford
“To love our neighbor as ourselves is such a truth for regulating human society, that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality.”
John Locke
We will fail when we fail to try.
Rosa Parks – 1913-2005 – Activist in the Civil Rights Movement
“No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.”
Calvin Coolidge
“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”
Kahlil Gibran
“Nature promotes mutualism. The flower nourishes the bee. The river waters quench the thirst of all living beings. And trees provide a welcoming home to so many birds and animals. There is a rhythm to this togetherness.”
Ram Nath Kovind
“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.”
Saint Francis de Sales
“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.”
Albert Einstein
“A study of economics usually reveals that the best time to buy anything is last year.”
Marty Allen


Quotes August 03, 2023

“Cultures, nations, religions, and people are not rocks. They are in constant transformation.”
Hans Rosling
“We can choose to be hopeful, try and possibly fail or not be hopeful, give up and definitely fail.”
David Hogg
You will either step forward into growth or back into safety.
Abraham Maslow – 1908-1970 – Psychologist
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
Herman Melville – 1819-1891 – American Novelist
“Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn’t mean he lacks vision.”
Stevie Wonder
Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there’s love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.
Ella Fitzgerald – 1917-1996 – Singer
“When you do things from the soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”
When times are good, be grateful, and when times are tough, be graceful.
Dustin Poirier – Professional Mixed Martial Artist

Quotes July 29, 2023

I can’t ask for more out of life, and the more I learn the less I know.
Tony Bennett,
Everyone is very hungry for the win.
Elina Svitolina,
professional tennis player
“The moments that make life worth living are when things are at their worst and you find a way to laugh.”
Amy Schumer
“Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.”
James Thurber
“We must reject not only the stereotypes that others hold of us, but also the stereotypes that we hold of ourselves.”
Shirley Chisholm
“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.”
Abraham Lincoln
“Never confuse kindness with weakness.”
Bindi Irwin
“Be educated on the things that you want to change, and be brave in the moments that you ask for a change.”
Alex Morgan
“I am very glad I lived through some hard days … so that I could have this one.”
John Green
“The beauty of genuine brotherhood and peace is more precious than diamonds or silver or gold.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
“To be true to ourselves, we must be true to others.”
Jimmy Carter
“What you do for yourself dies with you when you leave this world, what you do for others lives on forever.”
Sir Ken Robinson
These words by late British author and education advisor Ken Robinson provide a poignant reminder of the legacy that can be left behind through a life of kindness and compassion. Self-care is crucial, but so too is looking out for the people and the world around us.

Quotes July 27, 2023

“I don’t do anything in order to cause trouble. It just so happens that what I do naturally causes trouble. I’m proud to be a troublemaker.”
Sinead O’Connor
“Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness. People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with a basic goodness.”
Anne Frank
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
Carl Jung
“If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.”
Marvin Gaye
“The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you’ll grow out of it.”
Doris Day
“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”
Colin Powell
“The time to prepare for your next expedition is when you have just returned from a successful trip.”
Robert Peary
“Somebody once said we never know what is enough until we know what’s more than enough.”
Billie Holiday
“Failure is a part of success. There is no such thing as a bed of roses all your life. But failure will never stand in the way of success if you learn from it.”
Hank Aaron
“Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.”
John Madden

Quotes July 24, 2023

The reason why we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind the scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.
Steven Furtick – Pastor
I did most of my experiments myself with my own two hands.
Evelyn Witkin, geneticist
“If the financial system has a defect, it is that it reflects and magnifies what we human beings are like. Money amplifies our tendency to overreact, to swing from exuberance when things are going well to deep depression when they go wrong. Booms and busts are products, at root, of our emotional volatility.”
Niall Ferguson
“People like to say that the conflict is between good and evil. The real conflict is between truth and lies.”
Don Miguel Ruiz
“Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see farther.”
J.P. Morgan
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
Margaret Mead
“The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.”
Thomas Paine
“It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

Quotes July 11, 2023

Life is too short to waste. Sometimes bravery is simply choosing to take the next step without fully knowing the path.
Glennon Doyle – American Author
Obstacles are those things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.
Henry Ford – 1863-1947 – Founder of Ford Motor Company
Rain falls and the flowers bloom. No rain, they wither up.
Haruki Murakami,
Silence does not always mark wisdom.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge,
poet, philosopher
“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”
Edward Everett Hale
“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”
Kahlil Gibran
In some Native languages the term for plants translates to “those who take care of us.”
Robin Wall Kimmerer
You may say I’m a dreamer. But I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.
John Lennon
Drawing enables you to see in that special, epiphanous way that artists see, no matter what style you use to express your special insight. Your goal in drawing should be to encounter the reality of experience…to see ever more clearly, ever more deeply.
Betty Edwards
Every native species, however humble in appearance…has its place in the nation’s heritage. It is a masterpiece of evolution, an ancient, multifaceted entity that shares the land with us.
E.O. Wilson
You are the only you that has ever lived; your idiom is the only idiom of its kind in all the existences, and if you cannot hear the sound of the genuine in you, you will all of your life spend your days on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls.
Rev. Howard Thurman