Knowing what you need to do to improve your life takes wisdom. Pushing yourself to do it takes courage.
My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.
If you see something beautiful in someone, speak it.
I’d rather be optimistic and wrong, than pessimistic and right.
It doesn’t matter if you flip burgers, bricks or houses. Just don’t sit on your ass all day flipping channels. Hustle.
“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”
M. Scott Peck
“Too busy” is a myth. People make time for the things that are really important to them.
A stone is broken by the last stroke of the hammer. This doesn’t mean that the 1st stroke is useless. Success is the result of continuous and persistent effort.
Failure is not an impediment, she is a teacher. A brutal mistress that will give you experience more valuable than any easy win.
Knowing what you need to do to improve your life takes wisdom. Pushing yourself to do it takes courage.
Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after an experience with you becomes your trademark.
“Spend a little more time trying to make something of yourself and a little less time trying to impress people…”
The Breakfast Club
I don’t want you to save me. I want you to stand by my side as I save myself.
sushil, The Flexible Enterprise
When a person tells you that you hurt them, you don’t get to decide that you didn’t.
Sorry is not enough. Sometimes you actually have to change.
Truth is like a surgery. It hurts but cures. Lie is like a pain killer. It gives instant relief but has side effects forever.
Don’t call it a dream, call it a plan.
Classy is when you have a lot to say but you choose to remain silent in front of fools.
People are like music, some speak the truth and others are just noise.
What you do every day matters more than what you do every once in a while.
Don’t let someone dim your lights simply because it’s shining in their eyes.
Negative people need drama like oxygen. Stay positive, it will take their breath away.
We have seen what we thought was unseeable.
astrophysicist and director of the Event Horizon Telescope project, when unveiling the first picture of a black hole on April 10
Some of the secret joys of living are not found by rushing from point A to point B, but by inventing some imaginary letters along the way.
The tragedy of a thoughtless man is not that he doesn’t think, but that he thinks that he’s thinking.
writer and photographer
The difference between death and taxes is death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.
actor, humorist, social commentator
[Human evolution] just got even messier, more complicated and a whole lot more interesting.
anthropologist, about the recent discovery of a previously unknown human species
It’s not the load that breaks you down. It’s the way you carry it.
former football player, coach and analyst
Stress is caused by being ‘here’ but wanting to be ‘there.’
There cannot be a stressful crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
former US secretary of state
Our nation will succeed or fail to the degree that all of us — citizens and businesses alike — are active participants in building strong, sustainable and enriching communities.
Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.
H. Jackson Brown Jr.,
Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Happiest are the people who give most happiness to others.
Every attempt to reach new milestones holds opportunities for us to learn, adjust and progress.
NASA administrator, after Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft crashed on the moon
If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.
college basketball coach
Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.
endocrinologist and stress researcher
Change obstacles into challenges. You might have to step back and go a different direction, but you can achieve.
naval engineer who revolutionized the design process for naval ships, and US Navy’s first female program manager of ships
Put your ego in your pocket and sit on it.
Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.
engineer, physician, NASA astronaut and first black woman to travel into space
The joy of poetry is that it will wait for you. Novels don’t wait for you. Characters change. But poetry will wait. I think it’s the greatest art.
poet and recipient of the 2018 Wallace Stevens Award
What matters most is that we learn from living.
writer and Nobel Prize winner
We speak of educating our children. Do we know that our children also educate us?
Life doesn’t begin when you lose weight. Big dreams can be planned for and achieved in the bodies we have today, regardless of size or age.
one of at least 20 plus-size women who hiked Mount Kilimanjaro together from March 2 to 10
Lack of effort bends me out of shape.
first woman to serve as assistant coach for a men’s NCAA Division I basketball team
Happiness? The color of it must be spring green.
professor, writer and “Under the Tuscan Sun” memoirist
If there’s anything you’ve wanted to do for yourself, just get out and go for it.
first woman to finish a US marathon (Pikes Peak Marathon, 1959)
I place a high moral value on the way people behave. I find it repellent to … behave with anything other than courtesy in the old sense of the word — politeness of the heart, a gentleness of the spirit.
I had a running compiler and nobody would touch it because, they carefully told me, computers could only do arithmetic; they could not do programs.
Rear Adm. Grace Murray Hopper,
developer of the first compiler for a computer programming language
I never did understand the trick of doing things like you were “supposed to.”
mathematician, professor and first female winner of the prestigious Abel Prize (2019)
I had very little idea of what I was supposed to be doing, so I set out to learn. What I essentially did was to put one foot in front of the other, shut my eyes, and step off the edge.
second female publisher of a major American newspaper
The best book, like the best speech, will do it all — make us laugh, think, cry and cheer — preferably in that order.
first female US secretary of state
I want people to walk around delusional about how great they can be — and then to fight so hard for it every day that the lie becomes the truth.
singer, actress, Academy Award-winning songwriter and first artist to log more than 1 billion YouTube views
Take a limitation and turn it into an opportunity. Take an opportunity and turn it into an adventure by dreaming BIG!
author and speaker living with multiple sclerosis
It doesn’t matter what your background is and where you come from. If you have dreams and goals, that’s all that matters.
tennis player with the most Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles and mixed doubles among active players
Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.
Christian D. Larson
Normality is a paved road: it’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.
Vincent Van Gogh
A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart.
I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.
C. G. Jung
Not ONE DROP of my self-worth depends on your acceptance of me. Say it out loud. Smile. Repeat.
Life is not always perfect, but it’s always what you make it. So make it count, make it memorable, and never let anyone steal your happiness.
No magic potions. No fairy dust. No one to do it for you. Just me, I will push you, show you, how to put one determined foot in front of the other. That’s what I will do. I am inside you… I’m called your inner strength. Dig deep down and find me.
One day? Or day one.
Sky above me. Earth below me. Fire within me.
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Carl Gustav Jung
Scarcity of self-value cannot be remedied by money, recognition, affection, attention or influence.
Find the love you seek, by first finding the love within yourself. Learn to rest in that place within you that is your true home.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
You were born an original work of art. Stay original always. Originals cost more than imitations.
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem
If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.
Barbara De Angelis
You have to learn to love yourself before you can love someone else. Because it’s only when we love ourselves that we feel worthy of someone else’s love.
Alyssa B. Sheinmel, Faceless
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.
The fear of being laughed at makes cowards of us all.
journalist and author
Your legs are not giving out, your head is giving up, keep going. No one ever drowned in sweat.
My inspiration tends to come from two words. The two most important words to a writer: “what if?”
Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful you.
I hope you live a life you’re proud of.
If you find that you are not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Nothing hurts a good soul and kind heart more than to live amongst people who can’t understand it.
Ali Ibn Abi Talib
May my heart be kind, my mind fierce and my spirit brave.
When you’re trying to motivate yourself, appreciate the fact that you’re even thinking about making a change. And as you move forward, allow yourself to be good enough.
What I can do is offer myself, wholehearted and present, to walk with the people I love though the fear and the mess. That’s all any of us can do. That’s what we’re here for.
“TRANSFORMATION is much more than using skills, resources and technology. It’s all about HABITS of mind.”
Ultimately, your state of mind determines your circumstances. To realize the outcomes you want, it is critical to recognize and experience the transition from our present thoughts, habits, and actions to new thoughts, habits, and actions.”
Darren L. Johnson
“Nothing happens until the pain of remaining the same outweighs the pain of change.”
“You cannot change your future; but, you can change your habits, and surely your habits…will change your future.”
Dr. Abdul Kalam
“There are no shortcuts for nurturing the movement toward wholeness other than drinking from the well of self-love.”
“You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, ‘I release the need for this in my life’.” – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
“Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.”
Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.
“No man has ever listened himself out of a job.”
Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States
Travel is the only context in which some people ever look around. If we spent half the energy looking at our own neighborhoods, we’d probably learn twice as much.
writer and art critic
The easiest way to avoid wrong notes is to never open your mouth and sing. What a mistake that would be.
Joan Oliver Goldsmith,
The first thing that we know about ourselves is our imperfection.
It is never too late to reform, as long as you have the sense to desire it, and the strength to execute your purpose.
An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.
statesman and diplomat
Accept the fact that some people didn’t intend to let you down. Their best is just less than you expected.
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
If you live for people’s acceptance, you will die from their rejection.
It’s not my responsibility to be beautiful. I’m not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me.
Everybody says they’re trying to get their piece of the pie.
They don’t realize that the world is a kitchen.
You can make your own pie.
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.
The path to truly new, never-been-done-before things always has failure along the way. It’s supposed to be hard.
businesswoman and technology developer
We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have these because we have acted rightly.
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
biologist and conservationist
I seemed to have no choice but to go for it, so with my heart in my mouth, I did, figuring that if not now, then when? if not me, then who?
Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.
You often feel tired, not because you’ve done too much, but because you’ve done too little what sparks a light in you.
Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else understood if you fell apart, that’s true strength.
The greatest prison people live in, is the fear of what other people think.
You don’t get into something to test the waters, you go into things to make waves.
Don’t be ashamed of your story. It will inspire others.
When someone tells you it can’t be done, it’s more a reflection of their limitations, not yours.
Be proud of who you are, and not ashamed of how someone else sees you.