Tag: Positivity

Quotes July 18, 2020

If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.
Rabindranath Tagore
 
 
 
 
No one saves us but ourselves, no one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
Teachings of the Buddha
 
 
 
 
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
Marcus Tullius Cicero,
statesman, philosopher, lawyer
 
 
 
 
Books don’t change the world, people change the world, books only change people.
Mario Quintana,
poet, writer, translator
 
 
 
 
“Love is what you’ve been through with somebody.”
James Thurber
 
 
 
 
“For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.”
Seneca
 
 
 
 
“Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.’”
Erich Fromm
 
 
 
 
“Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.”
Wayne Dyer
 
 
 
 
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
Arthur Ashe
 
 
 
 
“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.“
Groucho Marx
 
 
 
 
“One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from a horse master. He told me to go slow to go fast. I think that applies to everything in life. We live as though there aren’t enough hours in the day but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get it done quicker and with much less stress.”
Viggo Mortensen
 
 
 
 
“It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.”
Confucius
 
 
 
 
“Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.”
Albert Einstein
 
 
 
 
Don’t waste your time chasing butterflies. Mend your garden, and the butterflies will come.
Mario Quintana,
poet, writer, translator

Quotes July 15, 2020

We don’t know who we are until we see what we can do.
Martha Grimes,
writer
 
 
 
 
I would like to show the world today as an ant sees it and tomorrow as the moon sees it.
Hannah Hoch,
Dada artist
 
 
 
 
Take good advice, make sure it is good advice, then do it your way.
Vidal Sassoon,
hairstylist, businessman, philanthropist
 
 
 
 
Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.
Wendell Berry,
poet, writer, environmental activist, critic, farmer
 
 
 
 
Courage isn’t something you are born with. It comes to you with experience.
Patricia Neal,
actress
 
 
 
 
Music is an experience, not a science.
Ennio Morricone,
composer, orchestrator, conductor
1928-2020
 
 
 
 
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman,
children’s rights activist, founder of the Children’s Defense Fund

Quotes June 27, 2020

Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there.
Gary Snyder,
poet, essayist, lecturer, environmental activist
 
 
 
 
What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion, for yourself and those around you.
Lupita Nyong’o,
actress, writer
 
 
 
 
There are some things one remembers even though they may never have happened.
Harold Pinter,
playwright, screenwriter, director, actor, Nobel Prize winner
 
 
 
 
The best of minds would be volunteers.
It’s a wonderful world. But you’ve got to work, you’ve got to think, you’ve got to study.
Harold Washington,
lawyer, politician
 
 
 
 
Train your mind to be stronger than your feelings.
Unknown

Quotes June 24, 2020

“Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they’re yours.”
Richard Bach
 
 
 
 
“It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, and half-believed before I was able to walk on the earth as though I had a right to be here.”
James Baldwin
 
 
 
 
“Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.”
Virgil Thomson
 
 
 
 
“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”
Vincent Van Gogh
 
 
 
 
“Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.”
Dalai Lama
 
 
 
 
“Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?”
Brigham Young
 
 
 
 
“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.”
Louisa May Alcott
 
 
 
 
“Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy.”
Brian Tracy
 
 
 
 
“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.”
Golda Meir
 
 
 
 
“Self-confidence is the memory of success.”
David Storey
 
 
 
 
“Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero
 
 
 
 
“If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.”
T. Harv Eker
 
 
 
 
Stop putting yourself down and thinking what you do is not important.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
I know I’m on the right path because things stopped being easy.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Never forget who was with you when you had nothing.
Unknown

Quotes June 17, 2020

Investigate yourself to find the truth — inside, not outside. Knowing yourself is most important.
Ajahn Chah,
Buddhist monk
 
 
 
 
Right is right, even if no one else does it.
Juliette Gordon Low,
founder of Girl Scouts of the USA
 
 
 
 
Most plagiarists, like the drone, have neither taste to select, industry to acquire, nor skill to improve, but impudently pilfer the honey ready prepared, from the hive.
Walter Colton
 
 
 
 
There is much difference between imitating a man and counterfeiting him.
Benjamin Franklin
 
 
 
 
Borrowed thoughts, like borrowed money, only show the poverty of the borrower.
Lady Marguerite Blessington
 
 
 
 
“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
 
 
 
 
“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”
Christopher Reeve
 
 
 
 
“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.”
Marie Curie
 
 
 
 
“Success comes from curiosity, concentration, perseverance and self-criticism.”
Albert Einstein
 
 
 
 
“In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm… in the real world all rests on perseverance.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
 
 
 
 
Live more, complain less. More smiles, less stress. Less hate, more blessed.
Unknown

Quotes June 06, 2020

Tell the story of the mountain you climbed. Your words could become a page in someone else’s survival guide.
Morgan Harper Nichols
 
 
 
 
We are the opening verse of the opening page of the chapter of endless possibilities.
Rudyard Kipling,
writer, poet, journalist
 
 
 
 
Practice what you know, and it will help to make clear what now you do not know.
Rembrandt,
painter, printmaker, draftsman
 
 
 
 
“Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement – and we will make the goal.”
Jerome Fleishman
 
 
 
 
“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.”
Samuel Beckett
 
 
 
 
“In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.”
Lee Iacocca
 
 
 
 
“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.”
Christopher Reeve
 
 
 
 
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
 
 
 
 
“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.”
Thomas Edison
 
 
 
 
“Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity.”
Lou Holtz
 
 
 
 
“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”
Mahatma Gandhi
 
 
 
 
“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
Dale Carnegie
 
 
 
 
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”
Mary Anne Radmacher
 
 
 
 
He who faces no calamity gains no courage.
Rudyard Kipling,
writer, poet, journalist
 
 
 
 
“Your dream doesn’t have an expiration date. Take a deep breath and try again.”
Unknown

Quotes May 28, 2020

We can’t float through life. We can’t be incidental or accidental.
Ossie Davis,
actor, director, poet, playwright, writer, civil rights activist
 
 
 
 
Say it before you run out of time. Say it before it’s too late. Say what you are feeling. Waiting is a mistake.
Haruki Murakami
 
 
 
 
A strong soul shines after every storm.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Remember this. The right person will never get tired of you.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Be kind, be fair, be honest, be true, and all of these things will come back to you. What goes around comes around.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Being okay if it happens and okay if it doesn’t happen is a very powerful place to be.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Stop wasting time getting upset at those who criticize your life. It’s always someone who has NO IDEA of the price you paid to get where you are today! Stay calm and walk away.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Life humbles you as you age. You realize how much time you wasted on nonsense.
Unknown

Quotes May 27, 2020

One is always a long way from solving a problem until one actually has the answer.
Stephen Hawking,
theoretical physicist, cosmologist, writer
 
 
 
 
In the end there is no desire so deep as the simple desire for companionship.
Graham Greene,
writer
 
 
 
 
Above all, don’t fear difficult moments. The best comes from them.
Rita Levi-Montalcini,
neurobiologist, Nobel Prize winner
 
 
 
 
It is never too late to be wise.
Daniel Defoe,
writer, journalist
 
 
 
 
If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.
Marvin Gaye,
singer, songwriter, record producer
 
 
 
 
Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out.
Iris Murdoch,
writer, philosopher
 
 
 
 
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Edith Wharton,
writer, playwright, Pulitzer Prize winner

Quotes May 23, 2020

“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.”
Alexander Graham Bell
 
 
 
 
”Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.”
Richard Branson
 
 
 
 
“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.”
J.P. Morgan
 
 
 
 
“Every day is a chance to begin again. Don’t focus on the failures of yesterday, start today with positive thoughts and expectations.”
Catherine Pulsifer
 
 
 
 
“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.”
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
 
 
 
 
“The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.”
Steve Jobs
 
 
 
 
“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
 
 
 
“And now let us welcome the new year, full of things that never were.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
 
 
 
 
“The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour if you choose.”
Arnold Bennett
 
 
 
 
“It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.”
Nicholas Sparks
 
 
 
 
“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.”
Mark Victor Hansen
 
 
 
 
“You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.”
Mary Pickford
 
 
 
 
“A very wise man once told me that you can’t look back – you just have to put the past behind you, and find something better in your future.”
Jodi Picoult
 
 
 
 
“There will come a time when you believe everything is finished; that will be the beginning.”
Louis L’Amour
 
 
 
 
“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.”
Hermann Hesse
 
 
 
 
“Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”
L.M. Montgomery
 
 
 
 
“Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction.”
Germany Kent
 
 
 
 
“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.”
Lyndon B. Johnson
 
 
 
 
“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.”
Albert Ellis
 
 
 
 
“Perhaps that is where our choice lies—in determining how we will meet the inevitable end of things, and how we will greet each new beginning.”
Elana K. Arnold
 
 
 
 
“The beginning is the most important part of the work.”
Plato
 
 
 
 

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
Arthur Ashe
 
 
 
 
“There are things that we never want to let go of, people we never want to leave behind. But keep in mind that letting go isn’t the end of the world, it’s the beginning of a new life.”
Unknown

Quotes May 21, 2020

“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.”
Albert Schweitzer
 
 
 
 
“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.”
Amelia Earhart
 
 
 
 

“Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.”
Guy Finley
 
 
 
 
“If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.”
Flavia Weedn
 
 
 
 
“Nothing is predestined. The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.”
Ralph Blum
 
 
 
 
“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.”
Soren Kierkegaard
 
 
 
 
“No matter how hard the past is, you can always begin again.”
Buddha
 
 
 
 
“Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.”
Desmond Tutu
 
 
 
 
I don’t trust words. I trust vibes. People can tell you anything, but a vibe tells you everything.
Unknown