Bewildered is the fox who lives to find that grapes beyond reach can be really sour.
poet, writer, critic, satirist
Nature uses as little as possible of anything.
astronomer, mathematician who discovered three major laws of planetary motion
“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”
“Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.”
“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow. It only saps today of its joy.”
”Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday.”
“The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting total responsibility for every part of their life.”
“Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt
“The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.”
“I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustrations were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.”
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”
“There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
“When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint on the clouds of doubt,
And you can never tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar.
So, stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit
It’s when things go wrong that you mustn’t quit.”
Edgar A. Guest
“A year from now you may wish you had started today.”
“Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.”
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children… to leave the world a better place… to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our character is not defined in the good times, but in the hard times.
“The best way to succeed in this world is to act on the advice you give to others.”
Bewildered is the fox who lives to find that grapes beyond reach can be really sour.
“The real issue in life is not how many blessings we have, but what we do with our blessings. Some people have many blessings and hoard them. Some have few and give everything away.”
You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted.
Ruth E. Renkl
The strongest people aren’t always the people who win, but the people who don’t give up when they lose.
do not lose hope, please believe that there are a thousand beautiful things
waiting for you.
sunshine comes to all who feel rain.
R. M. Drake
“Exercise is a celebration of what your body can do, not a punishment of for what you ate.”
You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing things with logic. True power is restraint. If words control you that means everyone else can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.
Marcus Aurelius (Paraphrase), Unknown
Be a blessing to someone today
The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life – mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical.
Give without remembering and always receive without forgetting.
Stars can’t shine without darkness.
A goal should scare you a little & excite you a lot.
Never speak from a place of hate, jealousy, anger or insecurity. Evaluate your words before you let them … Sometimes it’s best to be quiet.
Tony A. Gaskins Jr.
Give a damn.
More damns than anyone.
Be strong, you never know who you are inspiring.
“Social media is training us to compare our lives instead of appreciating everything we are. No wonder why everyone is always depressed.”
“Your journey has molded you for your greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don’t think you’ve lost time. There is no short-cutting to life. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time.”
Lesson of Time: KARMA
When a bird is alive, it eats ants. When the bird is dead, Ants eat the bird. Time and circumstances can change at any time. Don’t devalue or hurt anyone in your life. You may be powerful today, but remember time is more powerful than you! One tree makes a million match sticks. Only one match stick needed to burn a million trees. So be good and do good cause you’ll never know what will happen.
Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs: the future can be better than the present, and I have the power to make it so.
There are a million different ways to say “I Love You”
“Put your seat belt on”
“Watch your step”
“Get some rest”
“Did you eat?”
You just have to listen.
There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.
Bryant H. McGill
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King
Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.
I’d rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not done.
“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
“And still, after all this time,
The sun never says to the earth,
“You owe Me.”
Look what happens with
A love like that,
It lights the Whole Sky.”
Don’t make excuses for why you can’t get it done. Focus on all the reasons why you must make it happen.
There’s nothing that you can’t overcome with God on your side.
You aren’t wealthy until you have something money can’t buy.
If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything.
Do not let the shadows of your past darken the doorstep of your future. Forgive and forget.
God let me accept the things I cant change, courage to change things I can & the wisdom to know the difference.
Stop saying “I wish” and start saying “I will”.
Being defeated is often a temporary condition; giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn vos Savant
Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
No matter how long you have traveled in the wrong direction, you can always turn around.
Fear is what stops you, courage is what keeps you going.
Happiness is found when you stop comparing yourself to other people.
Remind yourself that you don’t have to do what everyone else is doing.
Beautiful things happen when you distance yourself from negativity.
Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.
computer engineer, inventor
We need role models who are going to break the mold.
The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.
Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
We do not remember days, we remember moments.
Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.
The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love – enjoy it.
Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?
If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.
William J. Clinton
The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.
If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
This life, which had been the tomb of his virtue and of his honour, is but a walking shadow; a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
Anything you read can influence your work, so I try to read good stuff.
“Self-care is taking all the pressures you are facing right now, and deciding to which you will respond, and how.”
“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”
“It is through understanding my own sensuality that I can be able to love someone else.”
“We must treat ourselves with care, respect, and compassion before we can effectively extend these things to others.”
“The Best Health Care Plan Is A Self Care Plan”
“Learning to love yourself is like learning to walk—essential, life-changing, and the only way to stand tall.”– Vironika Tugaleva
“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.”
Norman Vincent Peale
“Our focus should be on making the most of our own lives, regardless of whether we start at the bottom or the top- not on envying the advantages and achievements of others.”
“The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.”
“As important as it is to have a plan for doing work, it is perhaps more important to have a plan for rest, relaxation, self-care, and sleep.”
“You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it’s enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.”
Richelle E. Goodrich
I would no longer open my soul to people undeserving of it.”
“Waking up this morning, I smile. 24 brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”
“The first hour of the morning is the rudder of the day.”
Henry Ward Beecher
“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.”
“Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.”
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
“I get up every morning and it’s going to be a great day. You never know when it’s going to be over so I refuse to have a bad day.”
“Now that your eyes are open, make the sun jealous with your burning passion to start the day. Make the sun jealous or stay in bed.”
Malak El Halabi
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
Robert Louis Stevenson
“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.”
“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”
“Every morning brings new potential, but if you dwell on the misfortunes of the day before, you tend to overlook tremendous opportunities.”
“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”
“You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning.”
“The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep.”
“Every day brings new choices.”
“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.”
George Horace Lorimer
“Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life.”
“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
“It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up – that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.”
“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”
“No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.”
“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.”
“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”
“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.”
“If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”
“Success isn’t always about ‘Greatness’, it’s about consistency. Consistent, hard work gains success. Greatness will come.”
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
“An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.”
“If one advances confidently in the direction of one’s dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
Henry David Thoreau
“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
“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”
“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.”
“Though I might travel afar, I will meet only what I carry with me, for every man is a mirror. We see only ourselves reflected in those around us.
Their attitudes and actions are only a reflection of our own.
The whole world and its condition has its counter parts within us all.
Turn the gaze inward. Correct yourself and your world will change.”
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
“If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.”