Tag: Positivity

Quotes August 13, 2022

Here’s some free advice — don’t troll me.
a. If I don’t love you, I don’t care what you think. That’s just a fact.
b. My mother was a schizophrenic. If you think I haven’t heard everything — been called everything? You’re wrong.
c. I’ve been trolled in the worst kinds of ways. I grew past it.
Last piece of advice — go find something that makes you happy because projecting your judgements and stupidity on me? It won’t make you happy.
Claudia Hall Christian
 
 
 
 
“If you are not in the arena getting your ass kicked on occasion, I am not interested in or open to your feedback. There are a million cheap seats in the world today filled with people who will never be brave with their own lives, but will spend every ounce of energy they have hurling advice and judgement at those of us trying to dare greatly. Their only contributions are criticism, cynicism, and fear-mongering. If you’re criticizing from a place where you’re not also putting yourself on the line, I’m not interested in your feedback.”
Brené Brown
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Quotes July 14, 2022

If you can’t be funny, be interesting.
Harold Ross,
journalist, editor
 
 
 
 
Who you are is a mystery no one can answer, not even you.
The space between the idea of something and its reality is always wide and deep and dark.
Jamaica Kincaid
 
 
 
 
When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object.
Milan Kundera,
writer, playwright, poet
 
 
 
 
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Mark Twain – 1835-1910 – Journalist-Lecturer-Novelist-Humorist
 
 
 
 
What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.
Ralph Marston – 1907-1967 – American Soccer Player
 
 
 
 
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
Eleanor Roosevelt – 1884-1962 – Former First Lady of the United States
 
 
 
 
“I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”
Isaac Newton
 
 
 
 
“Voting is how we participate in a civic society – be it for president, be it for a municipal election. It’s the way we teach our children – in school elections – how to be citizens, and the importance of their voice.”
Loretta Lynch
 
 
 
 

“My guiding principles in life are to be honest, genuine, thoughtful, and caring.”
Prince William

Quotes July 09, 2022

Happiness does not lead to gratitude. Gratitude leads to happiness.
David Steindl-Rast – Monk-Author-Lecturer
 
 
 
 
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
James Oppenheim – 1882-1932 – Poet-Novelist-Editor
 
 
 
 
Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results.
Dennis Waitley – Author and Speaker
 
 
 
 
Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.
Joseph Campbell – 1904-1987 – Writer-Professor
 
 
 
 
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
 
 
 
 
“Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.”
Henry David Thoreau
 
 
 
 
“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”
Winston Churchill
 
 
 
 
“I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance.”
John D. Rockefeller
 
 
 
 
“Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time.”
Sandra Day O’Connor
 
 
 
 
“We are still in the position of waking up and having a choice. Do I make the world better today somehow, or do I not bother?”
Tom Hanks

 
 
 
 

Quotes May 26, 2022

I could not turn back the time for the political change, but there is still time to save our heritage.
Queen Lili’uokalani,
first sovereign queen and last monarch of the Hawaiian islands
May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
 
 
 
 
We have the opportunity to lay the foundations for a way of life more aligned with the deeper truths of the Earth and our own sacred nature.
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
 
 
 
 
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives,
Annie Dillard
 
 
 
 
If you have no intention of loving or being loved, the whole journey is pointless.
Kate DiCamillo
 
 
 
 
May we find our foundation in the work of Love; demanding, tiring, true and human and holy.
Padraig O Tuama
 
 
 
 
Victory is in having done your best. If you’ve done your best, you’ve won.
Billy Bowerman – 1911-1999 – Track and Field Coach-Co-Founder of Nike, Inc.
 
 
 
 
I just want to live the moment. I don’t want to know how it’s going to be, or how it’s going to be there at the end. I just want to live it.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga,
professional tennis player
 
 
 
 
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
 
 
 
 
“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”
Nelson Mandela
 
 
 
 
Being positive is a sign of intelligence.
Maxime Lagace – Professional Hockey Player

Quotes March 29, 2022

“The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.”
Cecil DeMille
 
 
 
 
“Failure is not a sign of weakness. It is a sign that you are alive and growing.”
Buzz Aldrin
 
 
 
 
“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”
Dolly Parton
 
 
 
 
“True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.”
“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
 
 
 
 
“All that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.”
Lewis Carroll
 
 
 
 
“An investment in housing is an investment in family stability, children’s success, and the economic health of our entire state.”
Ned Lamont
 
 
 
 
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.
Alexander the Great – 356 BC-323 BC – Ancient Macedonian Ruler
 
 
 
 
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Sun Tzu – 544 BC-496 BC – Chinese General-Military Strategist-Writer-Philosopher
 
 
 
 
Trust everybody, but cut the cards.
Finley Peter Dunne,
humorist, journalist, writer

 
 
 
 
Please think about your legacy, because you’re writing it every day.
Gary Vaynerchuk – Entrepreneur-Author-Speaker

Quotes March 20, 2022

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
 
 
 
 
I learned silence from the talkative and tolerance from the intolerant and kindness from the unkind.
Kahlil Gibran
 
 
 
 
For me, an area of moral clarity is: you’re in front of someone who’s suffering and you have the tools at your disposal to alleviate that suffering or even eradicate it, and you act.
Paul Farmer
 
 
 
 
May peace prevail on Earth.
Masahisa Goi
 
 
 
 
“Remember,” in both physical and virtual gatherings, “you are not alone in this room, and you are not alone across time.”
Bryan Doerries
 
 
 
 
Catharsis is about cleansing and healing at one and the same time — healing memories and attitudes, healing the spirit and the heart.
Desmond Tutu
 
 
 
 
In the dark times
Will there also be singing?
Yes, there will also be singing.
About the dark times.
Bertolt Brecht
 
 
 
 
One must endure without losing tenderness.
Che Guevara
 
 
 
 
Consciousness is not in the body; the body is in consciousness. And you are that consciousness.
Dan Millman
 
 
 
 
We dwell in the house of the body, but its perfection and intricate life are the work of a wisdom which never relaxes dominion over a single cell.
George William Russell
 
 
 
 
The earth has music for those who will listen
Reginald Holmes
 
 
 
 
Every human being is called to solidarity in a world battling between life and death.
Ignacio Ellacuria

Quotes March 10, 2022

“However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.”
Stanley Kubrick
 
 
 
 
“Motivation is something nobody else can give you. Others can help motivate you, but basically, it must come from you, and it must be a constant desire to do your very best at all times and under any circumstances.”
Joe DiMaggio
 
 
 
 
“We didn’t know how to run a business, but we had dreams and talent.”
Barbie inventor and businesswoman Ruth Handler
 
 
 
 
“Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.”
Oscar Wilde
 
 
 
 
“Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.”
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.
Benjamin Franklin – 1706-1790 – Founding Father of the United States
 
 
 
 
“Strange as it may seem, I still hope for the best, even though the best, like an interesting piece of mail, so rarely arrives, and even when it does it can be lost so easily.”
Lemony Snicket
 
 
 
 
Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success.
Virat Kohli – International Cricketer
 
 
 
 
I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.
Serena Williams – Professional Tennis Player
 
 
 
 
There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice.
Michelle Obama – Former First Lady of the United States-Author-Attorney
 
 
 
 
“People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war, or before an election.”
Otto von Bismarck
 
 
 
 
“There was one of two things I had a right to, liberty, or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other.”
Harriet Tubman

Quotes March 03, 2022

“Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”
Douglas Adams
 
 
 
 
“There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice.”
Montesquieu
 
 
 
 
“I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.”
Umberto Eco
 
 
 
 
“I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.”
Henry David Thoreau
 
 
 
 
Many folks think they aren’t good at earning money, when what they don’t know is how to use it.
Frank A. Clark – Lawyer-Politician
 
 
 
 
Money is usually attracted, not pursued.
Jim Rohn – 1930-2009 – American Entrepreneur-Author
 
 
 
 
Everything is scary if you look at it. So you just got to live it.
Mary J. Blige – Singer-Songwriter-Actress
 
 
 
 
You can’t knock on opportunity’s door and not be ready.
Bruno Mars – Singer-Songwriter-Producer-Musician
 
 
 
 
You build on failure. Use it as a stepping stone and close the door on the past. Don’t try to forget the mistakes, but don’t dwell on it.
Johnny Cash – 1932-2003 – Singer-Songwriter-Musician-Actor
 
 
 
 
At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.
Frida Kahlo – 1907-1954 – Mexican Painter

Quotes February 03, 2022

“As a nation, we’ve been through too many fights to preserve our rights of free thought to let them go just because some prude with a highlighter doesn’t approve of them.”
Stephen King
 
 
 
 
Outward change comes after we change from within.
Bob Proctor – Author-Speaker
 
 
 
 
“Nothing in this world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty.”
Teddy Roosevelt
 
 
 
 
“You should be serious about what you do because this is it—this is the only life you’ve got.”
Philip Seymour Hoffman
 
 
 
 
“The creative process is not controlled by a switch you can simply turn on or off—it’s with you all the time.”
Alvin Ailey
 
 
 
 
“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”
T.S. Eliot
 
 
 
 
“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”
Steve Jobs
 
 
 
 
“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world.”
Neil Gaiman
 
 
 
 
“Pain nourishes courage. You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.”
Mary Tyler Moore
 
 
 
 
“Luck is when an opportunity comes along and you’re prepared for it.”
Denzel Washington
 
 
 
 
I have never cared too much what people say. What I am interested in is what they do.
If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.
Shirley Chisholm,
politician, educator, first Black woman elected to the US Congress
February is Black History Month

Quotes January 10, 2022

You don’t have to become something you’re not to be better than you were.
Sidney Poitier,
actor, film director
1927-2022
 
 
 
 
“Corporate social responsibility is measured in terms of businesses improving conditions for their employees, shareholders, communities, and environment. But moral responsibility goes further, reflecting the need for corporations to address fundamental ethical issues such as inclusion, dignity, and equality.”
Klaus Schwab
 
 
 
 
“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.”
Leo Tolstoy
 
 
 
 
“All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.”
François Fénelon
 
 
 
 
Recognition is famously a passage from ignorance to knowledge.
Amitav Ghosh
 
 
 
 
To listen to trees, nature’s great connectors, is to learn how to inhabit the relationships that give life its source, substance, and beauty
David George Haskell
 
 
 
 
My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.
Desmond Tutu
 
 
 
 
When we listen with curiosity, we don’t listen with the intent to reply. We listen for what’s behind the words.
Roy T. Bennett
 
 
 
 
No one reaches out to you for compassion or empathy so you can teach them how to behave better. They reach out to us because they believe in our capacity to know our darkness well enough to sit in the dark with them.
Brene Brown

 
 
 
 
Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
Martin Luther King, Jr. -1929-1968 – Social Activist-Minister