Tag: Various

Quotes January 28 – 31, 2023

True life is lived when tiny changes occur.
Leo Tolstoy – 1828-1910 – Author-Novelist
 
 
There are many paths but only one journey.
Naomi Judd – 1946-2022 – Singer-Actress
 
 
You can’t do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
Evan Esar – 1899-1995 – Humorist-Writer
 
 
“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.”
Albert Einstein
 
 
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 
Life is too short to spend it at war with yourself.
Unknown
 
 

Quotes January 26, 2023

“In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.”
Immanuel Kant
 
 
 
 
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”
Steve Jobs
 
 
 
 
If my ship sails from sight, it doesn’t mean my journey ends, it simply means the river bends.
Enoch Powell – 1912-1998 – Politician
 
 
 
 
It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.
Dale Carnegie – 1888-1955 – Writer-Lecturer
 
 
 
 
“Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow.”
Mary Tyler Moore
 
 
 
 
“It’s not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.”
Paul “Bear” Bryant

Quotes January 21, 2023

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Charles Darwin – 1809-1882 – Naturalist-Geologist-Biologist
 
 
 
 
Aim for the sky, but move slowly, enjoying every step along the way. It is all those little steps that make the journey complete.
Chanda Kochhar – Former CEO of ICICI Bank
 
 
 
 
“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”
Gloria Steinem
 
 
 
 
“Failure is not a sign of weakness. It is a sign that you are alive and growing.”
Buzz Aldrin
 
 
 
 
“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 B. DeMille
 
 
 
 
Life is often more complex than the stories we like to tell about it.
Daniel Kahneman
 
 
 
 
Be curious, not judgmental.
Walt Whitman

 
 
 
 

Quotes January 19, 2023

“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.”
Alexander Graham Bell
 
 
 
 
“The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.”
Aldous Huxley
 
 
 
 
“You are perfectly cast in your life. I can’t imagine anyone but you in the role. Go play.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda
 
 
 
 
“If you think you can, you can. If you think you can’t, you’re right.”
Willie O’Ree
 
 
 
 
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
Alan Watts
1915-1973
Writer
 
 
 
 
“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”
Muhammad Ali
 
 
 
 
If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.
Roy T. Bennett
1939-2014
Author
 
 
 
 
The only journey is the one within.
Rainer Maria Rilke
1875-1926
Poet-Novelist
 
 
 
 
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
Winston Churchill
1874-1965
Former British Prime Minister
 
 
 
 
Being happy never goes out of style.
Lily Pulitzer
1931-2013
Fashion Designer
 
 
 
 
“Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.”
Helen Keller
 
 
 
 
“Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.”
Emily Dickinson
 
 
 
 
If you’re completely honest the way you go about your life, it just gives you back happiness.
Tatjana Patitz,
model
1966-2023
 
 
 
 
Observing is more interesting than being observed. You learn about yourself by seeking out others.
Luigia “Gina” Lollobrigida,
actor, photographer, artist
1927-2023
 
 
 
 
Things turn out better by accident sometimes. But you can’t organize accidents.
Jeff Beck,
guitarist
1944-2023
 
 
 
 
I was always positive. I can’t be negative. If you are positive in life you will do good things.
Luigia “Gina” Lollobrigida,
actor, photographer, artist
1927-2023
 
 
 
 
“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”
Dolly Parton

Quotes January 14, 2023

The only thing more challenging than pursuing the highest version of yourself is not pursuing the highest version of yourself.
Dan Koe – Freelance Creator
 
 
 
 
Happiness is not a goal, it’s a by-product of a life well lived.
Eleanor Roosevelt – 1884-1962 – Former First Lady of the United States
 
 
 
 
“Being funny is a very serious business.”
Soupy Sales
 
 
 
 
“Art is the human disposition of sensible or intelligible matter for an aesthetic end.”
James Joyce
 
 
 
 
“All that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.”
Lewis Carroll

Quotes January 09, 2023

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
Albert Einstein – 1879-1955 – Physicist-Nobel Prize Winner
 
 
 
 
I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.
Arthur Rubinstein – 1887-1982 – Pianist
 
 
 
 
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Oscar Wilde – 1854-1900 – Poet-Playwright
 
 
 
 
Personalityness. There’s a lot of traffic in my head, and it’s two-way.
Jonathan Lethem,
writer
 
 
 
 
“Action is the antidote to despair.”
Joan Baez
 
 
 
 
“One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.”
Nikola Tesla
 
 
 
 
“Faced with the choice between changing one’s mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.”
John Kenneth Galbraith

Quotes January 05, 2023

I don’t want to climb another mountain. I want instead to sit in a sunny field and admire the very gifted women — and OK, some men too — who will be taking my place.
Barbara Walters,
broadcast journalist, television personality
1929-2022
 
 
 
 
The ambition should always be to play an elegant game.
If I could do it over again, I wouldn’t change many things. Not for myself.
Pele (Edson Arantes do Nascimento),
professional football player, minister of sports of Brazil
1940-2022
 
 
 
 
“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.”
Benjamin Franklin
 
 
 
 
“Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve.”
Erich Fromm
 
 
 
 
“What is pride? A rocket that emulates the stars.”
William Wordsworth
 
 
 
 
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”
Henry Ford
 
 
 
 
“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”
Steve Jobs
 
 
 
 
“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”
TS Eliot
 
 
 
 
“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
 
 
 
 
“Nothing in this world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty.”
Teddy Roosevelt
 
 
 
 
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, speaker, commentator
 
 
 
 
If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow.
Beyonce – Singer-Songwriter-Actress
 
 
 
 
Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts.
Nikki Giovanni – Poet-Writer-Civil Rights Movement Supporter
 
 
 
 
The best time for new beginnings is now.
Unknown

Quotes December 26, 2022

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
Herman Melville – 1819-1891 – American Novelist
 
 
 
 
Gratitude and attitude are not challenges, they are choices.
Robert Braathe – Speaker-Educator-Mentor
 
 
 
 
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington – 1856-1915 – Educator-Reformer
 
 
 
 
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Thomas Jefferson – 1743-1826 – Former President of the United States
 
 
 
 
“Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.”
Madam CJ Walker

Quotes December 22, 2022

Difficult and meaningful will always bring more satisfaction than easy and meaningless.
Maxime Legace – Professional Ice Hockey Player
 
 
 
 
Kindness is the beginning and the end of the law.
Hebrew Proverb
 
 
 
 
“We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.”
Carl Sagan
 
 
 
 
“All life is just a progression toward, and then a recession from, one phrase— ‘I love you.'”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, from “The Offshore Pilot”
 
 
 
 
“The bounty of nature is also one of the deep needs of man.”
Lady Bird Johnson
 
 
 
 
The easiest kind of writer to be is an absurdist. All you’ve got to do is start jokes and not finish them.
Bruce Jay Friedman,
writer, screenwriter, playwright, actor
 
 
 
 
Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come Whispering ‘It will be happier’…
Alfred, Lord Tennyson,
poet, playwright
 
 
 
 
A new year can begin only because the old year ends.
Madeleine L’Engle,
writer
 
 
 
 

It isn’t important what you do, it is the attitude with which you proceed through the world that matters.
Jenny Diski,
writer

Quotes December 17, 18 & 19, 2022

Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.
Roy T. Bennett – 1939-2014 – Author
 
 
 
 
Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle.
Charles Glassman – Author-Founder of Open To Hope
 
 
 
 
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
John Maxwell – Author-Speaker-Pastor
 
 
 
 
Living in a state of gratitude is the gateway to grace.
Arianna Huffington – Author of The Huffington Post
 
 
 
 
“He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter.”
John Burroughs
 
 
 
 
“You’ve got to dream a little bit if you’re going to get somewhere.”
George Shultz
 
 
 
 
“Curiosity is the essence of human existence.”
Eugene Cernan
 
 
 
 
“A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there.”
Walt Disney
 
 
 
 
“The traveler who has once been from home is wiser than he who has never left his own doorstep.”
Margaret Mead
 
 
 
 
“Where there is no work, there is no dignity.”
Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Pope Francis)
 
 
 
 
“Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower