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Quotes April 07, 2020

“Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.”
Anna Taylor
“If you do not respect your own wishes, no one else will. You will simply attract people who disrespect you as much as you do.”
Vironika Tugaleva
“Self-care is not a waste of time; self-care makes your use of time more sustainable.”
Jackie Viramontez
“To experience peace does not mean that your life is always blissful. It means that you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life.”
Jill Bolte Taylor
Be happy. Just because things are not good, doesn’t mean you can’t see the good side of things.

Quotes January 28, 2020

The best nourishment for any soul is to create your own risks.
Jim Lehrer,
journalist, news anchor

Forethought spares afterthought.
Amelia Barr,
writer, teacher
Fall forward. Every failed experiment is one step closer to success.
Denzel Washington,
actor, director, producer
You know there are moments such as these when time stands still and all you do is hold your breath and hope it will wait for you.
Dorothea Lange,
documentary photographer, photojournalist
The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.
Peter Drucker,
management consultant, educator, writer
It is wrong not to give a hand to the fallen; this law is universal to the whole human race.
Seneca the Elder,
A person who feels appreciated will always do more than is expected.
Life is better with true friends.

Quotes January 23, 2020

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge,
poet, philosopher
You know there are moments such as these when time stands still and all you do is hold your breath and hope it will wait for you.
Dorothea Lange,
documentary photographer, photojournalist
Tradition is the albatross around the neck of progress.
Bill Veeck,
professional baseball club executive, owner, promoter
At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.
Frida Kahlo,
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
Mark Twain
Life is too short to hide your feelings. Say what you feel.
People don’t always say “I love you.” Sometimes it sounds more like: Be safe. Did you eat? I made you this.
Some things need a little time and space to evolve into what they are going to be for you. Don’t force it. Let it flow.
How you make others feel about themselves says a lot about you.

Quotes January 11, 2020

“We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same”
Carlos Castaneda
Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.
Jodi Picoult
“Awaken the stillness within you.”
Asad Meah
“Life is a long lesson in humility.”
James M. Barrie
“To the mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders.”
Lao Tzu
“The path to become unmistakable is the willingness to be wrong, to be criticized and most of all, to matter. And if you’re willing to do something that matters, you are likely to be in the minority – and it probably means you’re doing something that’s unmistakable.”
Seth Godin
“What if joy is my only metric for success?”
Sarah Jones
Do not be afraid of work that has no end.
Avot De Rabbi Natan
The best things in life come with patience.
There are three solutions to every problem: accept it, change it, or leave it. If you can’t accept it, change it. If you can’t change it, leave it.

Quotes January 08, 2020

When you walk with someone, something unspoken happens. Either you match their pace or they match yours.
Sidney Poitier,
actor, film director
Be respectful of words. They mean something.
Katherine Anne Porter,
writer, journalist
Life is accepting what is and working from that.
Gloria Naylor,
writer, educator

Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process.
Jim Rohn

When you fall in love, it is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake, and then it subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots are become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the desire to mate every second of the day. It is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every part of your body. No… don’t blush. I am telling you some truths. For that is just being in love; which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over, when being in love has burned away. Doesn’t sound very exciting, does it? But it is!”
Louis de Bernières, Corelli’s Mandolin
“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.”
Michael J. Fox
“The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.”
Robert Hand
”If you don’t love yourself, nobody will. Not only that, you won’t be good at loving anyone else. Loving starts with the self.”
Wayne Dyer
“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.”
Helen Keller
“Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.”
Deborah Day
“Self-love is an ocean and your heart is a vessel. Make it full, and any excess will spill over into the lives of the people you hold dear. But you must come first.”
Beau Taplin
“If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.”
Fred Rogers

Quotes January 05, 2020

Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives … not looking for flaws, but for potential.
Ellen Goodman,
journalist, columnist, Pulitzer Prize winner
Have knowledge of what you’re talking about. Read and be curious. Always listen.
Andre Leon Talley,
fashion journalist, magazine editor
The more you live, the less you die.
Janis Joplin,
Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.
Hal Borland,
writer, journalist, naturalist

Quotes January 02, 2020

Be kind to unkind people. They need it the most.
Ashleigh Brilliant
“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.”
Richard Branson
“I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.”
Hermann Hesse
“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.”
Peter Marshall
“It ain’t as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.”
Colin Powell
Most of the world will make decisions by either guessing or using their gut. They will be either lucky or wrong.
Suhail Doshi
Nobody can make you happy until you’re happy with yourself first.

Quotes December 15, 2019

If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.
W. Clement Stone,
businessman, philanthropist
We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
Cynthia Ozick,
writer, essayist
Silence is so accurate.

There is more power in telling little than in telling all.
Mark Rothko,
What seems today inconceivable will appear one day, from a higher stand point, quite simple and harmonious.
Max Planck,
theoretical physicist, Nobel Prize winner who discovered energy quanta
It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee,
track and field athlete, Olympic medal winner
Ask yourself: ‘Does this subject move me to feel, think and dream?’
Ansel Adams,
landscape photographer, environmentalist
Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy.

Madam, you ask me how I compose. I compose sitting down.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky,
If a tree dies, plant another in its place.
Carl Linnaeus,
botanist, physician, zoologist, known as the father of modern taxonomy
The more I do, the more frightened I get. But that is essential. Otherwise why would I go on doing it?
Dame Judi Dench,
One positive thought produces millions of positive vibrations.
John Coltrane,
jazz saxophonist, composer
If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.
Anatole France,
writer, journalist, Nobel Prize winner
Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.
Doris Day,
singer, actress

And are we not all ‘mere guests’ upon this whirling earth?
Lee Smith,

Quotes November 26, 2019

Where there is age there is evolution, where there is life there is growth.
Anjelica Huston,
actress, director, producer
Without heroes, we are all plain people, and don’t know how far we can go.
Bernard Malamud,
Talent is a long patience, and originality an effort of will and intense observation.
Gustave Flaubert,
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
Beverly Sills,
operatic soprano
A perfect life is a contradiction in terms.
Swami Vivekananda,
Hindu monk, teacher of philosophy
Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.
Charles Mingus,
jazz musician
The world is possibility if only you’ll discover it.
Ralph Ellison,
In a world of diminishing mystery, the unknown persists.
Jhumpa Lahiri,
You’ll never know everything about anything, especially something you love.
Julia Child,
chef, cookbook author
The biggest threat to our future is people not feeling like the institutions that are supposed to be taking care of them aren’t.
Gen. John Kelly,
former White House chief of staff
Technical challenges don’t hold NASA back, but political challenges do.
Jim Bridenstine,
NASA administrator
The first thing people do when they have extra money in their pocket is buy protein.
John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods
Reusability is the holy grail of space.
Tim Hughes,
senior vice president and general counsel, SpaceX
Policy needs a process. … If you just make up a policy, it will end up being defined by unintended consequences instead of intended consequences.
Andrew Card,
former White House chief of staff
A ticket to space cost $250,000, which is expensive in Earth terms, but not that expensive in space terms.
Stephen Attenborough,
commercial director, Virgin Galactic
Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.
Elizabeth Lawrence,
gardener, garden writer
For I am not so enamored of my own opinions that I disregard what others may think of them.
Nicolaus Copernicus,
early modern astronomer, mathematician

Quotes November 18, 2019

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’”
Eleanor Roosevelt
“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ’Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.”
Thomas Paine
“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger
“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.”
Samuel Beckett
“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”
Christopher Reeve
“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.”’
Hermann Hesse
“Remember that failure is an event, not a person.”
Zig Ziglar
“At any given moment you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.”
Christine Mason Miller
“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
“Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.”
Dale Carnegie
“Think of many things; do one.”
Portuguese proverb
“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.”
Richard Branson
“Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can’t buy more hours. Scientists can’t invent new minutes. And you can’t save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.”
Denis Waitley
“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”
Stephen King
“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.”
George Lorimer
“If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.”
Olin Miller
“In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”
Theodore Roosevelt
“Follow effective actions with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”
Peter Drucker
“I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.”
Florence Nightingale