In Greek tragedy, they fall from great heights. In noir, they fall from the curb.
An unsophisticated forecaster uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts – for support rather than for illumination.
Peace is happiness at rest. Happiness is peace in motion.
Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.
You are not your circumstances. You are your possibilities. If you know that, you can do anything.
talk show host, media executive, actor, philanthropist
When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Let your reason get you back up.
I’m most proud of the blessings that God has bestowed upon me, in my life. He’s given me the vision to truly see that you can fall down, but you can still get back up. Hopefully I’ll learn from my mistakes and have the opportunity to strengthen and improve the next thing I do.
The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.
A good forecaster is not smarter than everyone else, he merely has his ignorance better organised.
In Greek tragedy, they fall from great heights. In noir, they fall from the curb.
You were born with wings. Why prefer to crawl through life?
Self-love is the highest frequency that attracts to you everything you want.
Those who have knowledge, don’t predict. Those who predict, don’t have knowledge.
“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”
“The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance – and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.”
Be like the bluebird who never is blue/For he knows from his upbringing what singing can do.
Live and let live, be and let be/Hear and let hear, see and let see.
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to chose one thought over another.
Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
Lyndon B. Johnson
We all require and want respect, man or woman, black or white. It’s our basic human right.
People really don’t have to give you anything, so appreciate what people give you.
Sometimes you’ve got to go to the wrong place just to show that you’re not afraid to go there.
The day you settle for less is the day you will get less.
I’ve always thought you should concentrate on paddling your own canoe.
I never see the dawn that I don’t say to myself perhaps.
John Dos Passos,
Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best.
H. Jackson Brown Jr.
No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.
In loving-kindness practice, love of self is the basis for loving others.
“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”
“Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.”
Organisms that only learn through trial and error, lose to organisms that learn from other’s trial and errors.”
“One of the reasons we keep our lives so complicated is so we won’t have to listen to our inner voice telling us what we need to do to make our lives work better.”
Elaine St. James
“Beware the quiet man. For while others speak, he watched. And while others act, he plans. And when they finally rest… he strikes.”
It’s not the load you carry that breaks you down. It’s the way you carry it.
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”
George Bernard Shaw
“Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.”
“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven? And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives?
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see in truth that you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”
“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”
M. Scott Peck
“The reason why we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind the scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.”
“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”
Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself.
“Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.”
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
“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.“
“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.”
“It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.”
“Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.”
“Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.”
“If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax.”
“If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.”
The desert surrounds your every step and you walk forever a thirsty man.
In the desert, the line between life and death is sharp and quick.
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.
“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.”
Dare to be irrational! – keep free from formulas, open to any fresh impulse, fluid.
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.
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.
writer, poet, dramatist
Take a deep breath and remind yourself there is always a solution.
Surround yourself with people with DREAMS, DESIRE & AMBITION. They will help you push for your own.
It’s your life. Don’t let anyone make you feel guilty for living it your way.
The older you get, I have to say, the funnier you find life. That’s the only way to go.
Diana Rigg, actor
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,
Know that you can start late, look different, be uncertain and still succeed.
Life is a train, get on board.
Don’t settle for style. Succeed in substance.
jazz musician, composer
It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.
Be happy; without reason.
Today, may you be filled with love, peace, patience, strength, and courage to face the day. Make it GREAT!
“Get out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.”
“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”
“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.”
“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.”
People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people.
We are not trying to entertain the critics. I’ll take my chances with the public.
Speak or act with a pure mind, and happiness will follow you as your shadow, unshakable.
I love those random memories that make me smile, no matter what’s going on in my life right now.
Be always restless, unsatisfied, unconforming. Whenever a habit becomes convenient, smash it!
You can’t do it unless you can imagine it.
director, producer, screenwriter, entrepreneur
I didn’t lose the gold. I won the silver.
figure skater, Olympic medalist
All roads are long which lead to one’s heart’s desire.
Don’t listen to anyone who doesn’t know how to dream.
Champions aren’t made in the ring, they are merely recognized there.
I’d always rather stand or fall on my own mistakes.
I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.
Vincent van Gogh,
It is the lives we encounter that make life worth living.
Guy de Maupassant
I functioned better when I thought people didn’t like me than I did when I thought they did.
college basketball coach
You have to cherish things in a different way when you know the clock is ticking, you are under pressure.