Tag: Various

Quotes November 29-30, 2023

Don’t confuse your path with your destination. Just because it’s stormy now, doesn’t mean you aren’t headed for sunshine later. Don’t lose faith.
Trent Shelton – Football Player
Our thoughts and imaginations are the only real limits to our possibilities.
Orison Swett Marden – 1848-1924, Author
To reinvent is to reinvent; you don’t stop.
Parker Posey,
“Don’t ever doubt yourselves or waste a second of your life. It’s too short, and you’re too special.”
Ariana Grande
Not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do is the secret of happiness.
J.M. Barrie – 1860-1937 – Novelist-Playwright
No art or learning is to be pursued halfheartedly.
Murasaki Shikibu,
writer, poet
Who are we, who is each one of us, if not a combinatoria of experiences, information, books we have read, things imagined?
Reading is going toward something that is about to be, and no one yet knows what it will be.
Italo Calvino,
writer, journalist
“Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.”
Hermann Hesse
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.
Steve Jobs – 1955-2011, Entrepreneur and Inventor
I see but one rule: to be clear. If I am not clear, all my world crumbles to nothing.
One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
“When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.”
Show up in the world in a way that makes you proud. Speak words that you wouldn’t be ashamed to hear repeated back to you.


Quotes November 09, 2023

At a certain point you know what you want to do. And you have no choice.
Cut away, strip away the unnecessary, and strip away what people expect.
Martin Scorsese,
At first, there is something you expect of life. Later, there is what life expects of you.
Shirley Hazzard
“Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“The best way to make a dream come true is to wake up.”
Dame Anna Wintour
“There is no such thing as a little freedom. Either you are all free, or you are not free.”
Walter Cronkite
“There’s winning and there’s losing, and in life you have to know they both will happen.”
Earvin “Magic” Johnson
“Take your job seriously, but don’t take yourself too seriously.”
Alex Trebek
“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it, we go nowhere.”
Carl Sagan
“A step backward, after making a wrong turn, is a step in the right direction.”
Kurt Vonnegut

Quotes October 26, 2023

One speaks a word: I.
Louise Gluck,
poet, essayist, Nobel Prize in Literature recipient
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. … The man who never reads lives only one.
George R.R. Martin,
Drone of the neighbor’s mowing, a red mailbox flag erected, a dog bark from three houses over, and this is what a day is.
Ada Limon,
poet, 24th poet laureate of the US
You must learn to look at things without preconceptions. Trust nothing.
You know, a lot of strange things happen in this world.
Koji Suzuki,
“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
Carl Jung
“Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.”
Abraham Joshua Heschel
“Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.”
Henry Van Dyke
“Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Quotes October 24, 2023

Form the habit of always doing your best.
Bob Proctor – 1934-2022 – Author-Speaker-Legend
Everything is eventually recompensed, every effort of the heart eventually requited, though not always in the form you imagined or hoped for.
Maria Popova
Aesthetics enliven our senses, makes us feel alive, and actually keep us alive.
Ivy Ross
If sequestered pain made a sound, the atmosphere would be humming all the time.
Stephen Levine
It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
Henry David Thoreau
It’s time for greatness — not for greed. It’s a time for idealism — not ideology. It is a time not just for compassionate words, but compassionate action.
Marian Wright Edelman
I would say love is focused attention with benevolent intent.
J. Drew Lanham
The conductor of an orchestra doesn’t make a sound. He depends, for his power, on his ability to make other people powerful.
Benjamin Zander
Disability is not the characteristic that defines you; it’s the characteristic that others project onto you, and it’s up to us to change those perceptions.
Haben Girma
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead


Quotes October 07-08, 2023

I think it all comes down to motivation. If you really want to do something, you will work hard for it.
Edmund Hillary – 1919-2008 – Mountaineer
The reward for our work is not what we get, but what we become.
Paulo Coelho – Author
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it, we go nowhere.
Carl Sagan – 1934-1996 – Astronomer-Planetary Scientist
“Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.”
Henry David Thoreau
“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”
Theodore Roosevelt
“It is a wise thing to be polite; consequently, it is a stupid thing to be rude. To make enemies by unnecessary and willful incivility, is just as insane a proceeding as to set your house on fire. For politeness is like a counter – an avowedly false coin, with which it is foolish to be stingy.”
Arthur Schopenhauer
Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
“Hanlon’s Razor” – Robert J. Hanlon
There is nothing like the death of a moneyed member of the family to show persons as they really are, virtuous or conniving, generous or grasping. Many a family has been torn apart by a botched-up will. Each case is a drama in human relationships — and the lawyer, as counselor, draftsman, or advocate, is an important figure in the dramatis personae. This is one reason the estates practitioner enjoys his work, and why we enjoy ours.
Attorneys Jesse Dukeminier and Stanley M. Johanson
People almost never make use of the freedom they have, for example, freedom of thought. By way of compensation they demand freedom of expression instead.
Sören Kierkegaard
“The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.”
Emily Dickinson
Silence is golden… unless you have a preschooler, then silence is suspicious.
Bluebird of Bitterness

Quotes September 28, 2023

Every person and every thing in the entire Universe is subject to absolute law.
Bob Proctor – 1934-2022 – Co-Founder of Proctor Gallagher Institute-Author-Speaker-Legend
You are enough just as you are.
Meghan Markle – Duchess of Sussex-Former Actress
Once someone said you are this / & I never questioned it
Yesenia Montilla,
National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15\
Everything I do stems from a great passion combined with an almost maniacal attention to detail.
Giorgio Armani,
fashion designer
“Do the impossible, because almost everyone has told me my ideas are merely fantasies.”
Howard Hughes
“There is no such thing as a little freedom. Either you are all free, or you are not free.”
Walter Cronkite
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
Nelson Mandela
“Our life’s journey is really about the people who touch us.”
Stuart Scott
“You don’t have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things — to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals.”
Sir Edmund Hillary
“There’s no shame in failing. The only shame is not giving things your best shot.”
Robin Williams
“I don’t spend any time whatsoever thinking about what might have been.”
Alex Trebek
“The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity.”
Amelia Earhart

Quotes September 16, 2023

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
Oscar Wilde – 1854-1900 – Poet-Playwright
Discipline is the ability to give yourself a command and follow it.
Bob Proctor – 1934-2022 – Author-Speaker-Legend
It’s only those who do nothing that make no mistakes, I suppose.
Joseph Conrad,
“Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get—only with what you are expecting to give—which is everything.”
Katharine Hepburn
“Don’t be afraid to feel as angry or as loving as you can, because when you feel nothing, it’s just death.”
Lena Horne
“Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.”
Baruch Spinoza
“If you haven’t got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.”
Bob Hope
“It all comes to this: The simplest way to be happy is to do good.”
Helen Keller
“The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.”
BB King
“The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.”
Muhammad Ali
“Value those people who tell you the truth, not just those people who tell you what you want to hear.”
Pat Summitt
“I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure that it will cost us to maintain this Declaration.”
John Adams, July 3, 1776

Quotes September 12, 2023

Appreciation is the purest vibration that exists on the planet today.
Esther Hicks – Inspirational Speaker-Author
“There is more power in unity than division.”
Emanuel Cleaver
“The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.”
B.F. Skinner
The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
Napoleon Hill – 1883-1970 -Author
The sooner you learn that life is not fair, the better off you’ll be.
Katie Couric,
journalist, writer
The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness.
Joan Miro,
painter, sculptor, ceramicist
“Anything worth doing good takes a little chaos.”
“Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.”
Saint Augustine
“How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of cheese?”
Charles de Gaulle
“Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.”

Quotes September 09-10, 2023

Mother, mother ocean, I have heard your call.
Jimmy Buffett,
singer, songwriter, musician, entrepreneur
“Music is God’s voice.”
Brian Wilson
Very often, a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.
A.C. Benson – 1862-1925 – Essayist-Poet
Gratitude helps us to see what is there instead of what isn’t.
Annette Bridges – Cattle Rancher-Magazine Columnist
A harmonized mind produces harmony in this world of seeming discord.
Paramahansa Yogananda – 1983-1952 – First major Indian Teacher to settle in America
“The truth is the kindest thing we can give folks in the end.”
Harriet Beecher Stowe, from “The Pearl of Orr’s Island”
“Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”
Ella Fitzgerald
“Hatred and anger are the greatest poison to the happiness of a good mind.”
Adam Smith
“You have to train your mind as much as your body.”
Venus Williams
“The formula for success is simple—practice and concentration, then more practice and more concentration.”
Babe Didrikson Zaharias
“Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ballgame. Free speech is life itself.”
Salman Rushdie
“Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?”
Frida Kahlo
“A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.”
Jack Dempsey

Quotes September 02, 2023

There is no beyond, there is only here, the infinitely small, infinitely great and utterly demanding present.
Iris Murdoch,
writer, philosopher

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
Helen Keller – 1880-1968 – Educator-Author-Political Activist
“The Earth does not belong to us: we belong to the Earth.”
Chief Seattle
“Where trade unions are most firmly organized, there are the rights of the people most respected.”
Samuel Gompers
“We must respect the past, and mistrust the present, if we wish to provide for the safety of the future.”
Joseph Joubert
Once you face your fear, nothing is ever as hard as you think.
Olivia Newton-John – 1948-2022 – Singer-Actress
There is no reverse in life, only a future in which you can steer it.
Eric Kizer – Author

The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.
Anne Frank – 1929-1945 – Writer