Tag: Positivity

Quotes October 12, 2020

“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
 
 
 
 
“Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.”
Dalai Lama
 
 
 
 
“If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax.”
Abraham Lincoln
 
 
 
 
“If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.”
David Allen
 
 
 
 
The desert surrounds your every step and you walk forever a thirsty man.
Christopher Pike
 
 
 
 
In the desert, the line between life and death is sharp and quick.
Brian Herbert
 
 
 
 
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
 
 
 
 
No matter the situation, never ever let your emotions overpower your intelligence.
Jean Houston

Quotes September 24, 2020

“Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are.”
Jose Ortega y Gasset
 
 
 
 
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
Aristotle
 
 
 
 
Dare to be irrational! – keep free from formulas, open to any fresh impulse, fluid.
Edward Weston,
photographer
 
 
 
 
What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.
The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves.
Jane Goodall,
primatologist, anthropologist, conservationist
 
 
 
 
Not being heard is no reason for silence.
To put everything in balance is good, to put everything in harmony is better.
Victor Hugo,
writer, poet, dramatist
 
 
 
 
Take a deep breath and remind yourself there is always a solution.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Surround yourself with people with DREAMS, DESIRE & AMBITION. They will help you push for your own.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
It’s your life. Don’t let anyone make you feel guilty for living it your way.
Unknown

Quotes September 19, 2020

The older you get, I have to say, the funnier you find life. That’s the only way to go.
Diana Rigg, actor
1938-2020
 
 
 
 
In real life, the hardest aspect of the battle between good and evil is determining which is which.
People often claim to hunger for truth, but seldom like the taste when it’s served up.
George R.R. Martin,
writer
 
 
 
 
Know that you can start late, look different, be uncertain and still succeed.
Misty Copeland,
ballet dancer
 
 
 
 
Life is a train, get on board.
Khaled Hosseini,
writer
 
 
 
 
Don’t settle for style. Succeed in substance.
Wynton Marsalis,
jazz musician, composer
 
 
 
 
It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.
Babe Ruth
 
 
 
 
Be happy; without reason.
Tsoknyi Rinpoche
 
 
 
 
Today, may you be filled with love, peace, patience, strength, and courage to face the day. Make it GREAT!
Unknown

Quotes September 15, 2020

“Get out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.”
Brian Tracy
 
 
 
 
“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”
Buddha
 
 
 
 
“The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.”
Jon Kabat-Zinn
 
 
 
 
“Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a week’s value out of a year while another man gets a full year’s value out of a week.”
Charles Richards
 
 
 
 
People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people.
Charles Kettering
 
 
 
 
We are not trying to entertain the critics. I’ll take my chances with the public.
Walt Disney
 
 
 
 
Speak or act with a pure mind, and happiness will follow you as your shadow, unshakable.
Gautama Buddha
 
 
 
 
I love those random memories that make me smile, no matter what’s going on in my life right now.
Unknown

Quotes September 12, 2020

Be always restless, unsatisfied, unconforming. Whenever a habit becomes convenient, smash it!
Nikos Kazantzakis,
writer
 
 
 
 
You can’t do it unless you can imagine it.
George Lucas,
director, producer, screenwriter, entrepreneur
 
 
 
 
I didn’t lose the gold. I won the silver.
Michelle Kwan,
figure skater, Olympic medalist
 
 
 
 
All roads are long which lead to one’s heart’s desire.
Joseph Conrad,
writer
 
 
 
 
Don’t listen to anyone who doesn’t know how to dream.
Liza Minnelli,
actor, singer
 
 
 
 
Champions aren’t made in the ring, they are merely recognized there.
Joe Frazier,
professional boxer
 
 
 
 
I’d always rather stand or fall on my own mistakes.
Donna Tartt,
writer
 
 
 
 
I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.
Vincent van Gogh,
artist
 
 
 
 
It is the lives we encounter that make life worth living.
Guy de Maupassant
writer
 
 
 
 
I functioned better when I thought people didn’t like me than I did when I thought they did.
John Thompson,
college basketball coach
1941-2020
 
 
 
 
You have to cherish things in a different way when you know the clock is ticking, you are under pressure.
Chadwick Boseman,
actor, producer
1976-2020

Quotes August 31, 2020

“Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy.”
Dr. Robert Anthony
 
 
 
 
“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.”
Peter Marshall
 
 
 
 
“You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.”
Clay P. Bedford
 
 
 
 
“The fullness of life is only accessible in the present moment.”
Eckhart Tolle
 
 
 
 
“If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.”
Abraham Maslow
 
 
 
 
“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
 
 
 
 
“For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are you’re not going to be very happy. If someone bases his/her happiness on major events like a great job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time.
If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.”
Andy Rooney
 
 
 
 
“You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.”
Tom Wilson
 
 
 
 
“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.”
Diane Ackerman
 
 
 
 
“After every difficulty, ask yourself two questions: “What did I do right?” and “What would I do differently?”
Brian Tracy
 
 
 
 
“Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don’t over-analyze your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness.“
Leo F. Buscaglia
 
 
 
 
“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
 
 
 
 
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
Winston Churchill
 
 
 
 
“Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.”
Peter Drucker
 
 
 
 
“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
 
 
 
 
“I’ve always had the view that how successful you are is really a function of how you deal with failure. If you deal with failure well and you persist, you have a high probability of being successful.”
Source: Bill Ackman: Getting Back Up [The Knowledge Project Ep. #82]
 
 
 
 
“Life’s real failure is when you do not realize how close you were to success when you gave up.”
Unknown

Quotes August 17, 2020

Every morning you have two choices, continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them.
Carmelo Anthony
 
 
 
 
“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.”
Marcus Aurelius
 
 
 
 
“Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”
Buddha
 
 
 
 
“You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going.
What you need to recognize is the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment,
and to embrace them with courage, faith & hope.”
Thomas Merton
 
 
 
 
Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
H.G. Wells
 
 
 
 
When you look for the good in others, you discover the best in yourself.
Martin Walsh
 
 
 
 
A good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read.
Terry Pratchett
 
 
 
 
“We are born to live, we are born to understand, we are born to carry a cursed pattern and be transformed by pain.”
Jeff Buckley
 
 
 
 
People will always disappoint you, to remain happy you must learn how to forgive, forget and move on.
Unknown

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