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Quotes June 29, 2020

“If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.”
Zig Ziglar
“There’s one sad truth in life I’ve found
While journeying east and west –
The only folks we really wound
Are those we love the best.
We flatter those we scarcely know,
We please the fleeting guest,
And deal full many a thoughtless blow
To those who love us best.”
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
“How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ’em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give ’em.”
Shel Silverstein
One tiny flame could make so many other flames; one tiny flame could set afire a whole world.
One moment the world is as it is. The next, it is something entirely different. Something it has never been before.
Anne Rice,
Sometimes waiting is a sign of true love and patience. Anyone can say I love you, but not everyone can wait and prove it is true.

Quotes June 25, 2020

“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.”
Arthur Ashe
“You can’t really be strong until you can see a funny side to things.”
Ken Kesey
“Confidence is the most important single factor in this game, and no matter how great your natural talent, there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.”
Jack Nicklaus
“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”
Louise L. Hay
“Have confidence that if you have done a little thing well, you can do a bigger thing well too.”
David Storey
“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.”
Peter T. Mcintyre
“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right.”
Henry Ford
The writing of fiction is deceptive. It looks easy until you try it!
Jack Bickham
There are 3 rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
Somerset Maugham
The most valuable gift you can receive is an honest friend.
Stephen Richards

Patience is the writer’s ultimate virtue. Checks are always a month late, contracts take forever, and overnight success takes at least ten years.

Quotes June 22, 2020

Don’t compare yourself with other people; compare yourself with who you were yesterday.
Jordan Peterson
The work of today is the history of tomorrow, and we are its makers.
Juliette Gordon Low,
founder of Girl Scouts of the USA
All things are difficult before they are easy.
Thomas Fuller,
writer, churchman, historian
Life is challenging but I’m always up for a challenge.
Venus Williams,
professional tennis player
Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.
Khalil Gibran,
writer, poet, artist
“Do stuff. Be clenched. Curious… don’t wait for society’s kiss on your forehead.”
Susan Sontag, Vassar commencement address (2003)
Start making your own happiness a priority.

Quotes June 04, 2020

There are two days in the year that we can not do anything, yesterday and tomorrow.
If you want to change the world, start with yourself.
Mahatma Gandhi,
social reformer, independent movement leader
Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.”
Lionel Hampton
“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
Marcel Proust
“When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint on the clouds of doubt,
And you can never tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar.
So, stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit
It’s when things go wrong that you mustn’t quit.”
Edgar A. Guest
Work harder, especially when nobody is watching.

Quotes June 03, 2020

It is the consistency of the pursuit of the highest possible vision that you can find in front of you that gives you the constancy, that gives you the encouragement, that gives you the way to understand where you are and why it’s important for you to do what you can do.
Ossie Davis,
actor, director, poet, playwright, writer, civil rights activist
Practice what you know, and it will help to make clear what now you do not know.
painter, printmaker, draftsman
When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.
Haruki Murakami,
The easier it is to do something, the harder it is to change the way you do it.
Steve Wozniak,
co-founder of Apple, electronics engineer, programmer, philanthropist, entrepreneur
People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.
Harper Lee,
When you let go of the toxic people in your life, you will find that life becomes so much easier.
Steven Aitchison

Quotes May 30, 2020

If it can be solved, there’s no need to worry, and if it can’t be solved, then worry is of no use.
Dalai Lama
“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.”
Albert Schweitzer
“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.”
Amelia Earhart
Always remember that everything happens for a reason. It might not make sense now, but at the right time it will.

Quotes May 20, 2020

One is always a long way from solving a problem until one actually has the answer.
Stephen Hawking,
theoretical physicist, cosmologist, writer
In the end there is no desire so deep as the simple desire for companionship.
Graham Greene,
Above all, don’t fear difficult moments. The best comes from them.
Rita Levi-Montalcini,
neurobiologist, Nobel Prize winner
Words sing. They hurt. They teach. They sanctify. They were man’s first immeasurable feat of magic.
Leo Rosten
Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.
Howard Schultz
St. Augustine tells the story of a pirate captured by Alexander the Great. The Emperor angrily demanded of him, “How dare you molest the seas?” To which the pirate replied, “How dare you molest the whole world? Because I do it with a small boat, I am called a pirate and a thief. You, with a great navy, molest the world and are called an emperor.”
St. Augustine thought the pirate’s answer was “elegant and excellent.”
Noam Chomsky

A good friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.
Irish Proverb

The world is gonna judge you no matter what you do, so live your life the way you want to.

Quotes May 16, 2020

Each man has his own music bubbling up inside him.
Louis Armstrong,
trumpeter, composer, vocalist, actor
You have to say no to the old ways before you can begin to find the new yes you need.
Betty Friedan,
writer, women’s rights activist
I don’t know any other way to lead but by example.
Don Shula,
American football coach, winningest coach in National Football League history
If you remain calm in the midst of great chaos, it is the surest guarantee that it will eventually subside.
Julie Andrews,
actress, singer, writer
Have no fear of perfection — you’ll never reach it.
Salvador Dali,
Surrealist artist
I dressed and went for a walk — determined not to return until I took in what Nature had to offer.
Raymond Carver,
writer, poet
I don’t think there is anything wrong with white space. I don’t think it’s a problem to have a blank wall.
Annie Leibovitz,
portrait photographer
Most of us have compromised with life. Those who fight for what they want will always thrill us.
Vivien Leigh,
film and stage actress
Change lays her hand not upon the truth.
Algernon Charles Swinburne,
poet, playwright, novelist, critic
There was another life that I might have had, but I am having this one.
Memory, I realize, can be an unreliable thing; often it is heavily colored by the circumstances in which one remembers.
Kazuo Ishiguro,
writer, Nobel Prize winner
I did what I felt, and I felt what I did, at all costs.
Little Richard,
singer, songwriter, musician

Quotes May 12, 2020

“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
“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.”
Ashley Smith
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
Leonardo da Vinci
“The aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein
“Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.”
Napoleon Bonaparte
“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.”
Pablo Picasso
“Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.”
Stephen R. Covey
“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.”
Ray Goforth
“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
If you’re not getting the results you want in life, the first place to look is your daily habits and routines.
Don’t feel guilty for doing what is best for you.
Apparently when you treat people like they treat you, they get upset.

Quotes May 09, 2020

“A big secret is that you can bend the world to your will a surprising percentage of the time—most people don’t even try, and just accept that things are the way that they are. People have an enormous capacity to make things happen. A combination of self-doubt, giving up too early, and not pushing hard enough prevents most people from ever reaching anywhere near their potential.

“Ask for what you want. You usually won’t get it, and often the rejection will be painful. But when this works, it works surprisingly well. Almost always, the people who say “I am going to keep going until this works, and no matter what the challenges are I’m going to figure them out”, and mean it, go on to succeed. They are persistent long enough to give themselves a chance for luck to go their way.”
Sam Altman
American entrepreneur and investor
“The cost of a thing is the amount of … life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.”
Henry David Thoreau
Life is about moving on, accepting changes and looking forward to what makes you stronger and more complete.
There is not enough room in your mind for both worry and faith. You must decide which one gets to live there.
Happiness starts with you. Not with your relationships, not with your job, not with your money, but with you.
No one is perfect… that’s why pencils have erasers.