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Quotes January 15, 2022

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.
Mark Caine – Writer
 
 
 
 
Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine – Magician-Author-Lecturer
 
 
 
 
To see what is right and not do it is a lack of courage.
Confucius – Chinese Philosopher
 
 
 
 
“My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate.”
Thornton Wilder
 
 
 
 
“Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.”
Kofi Annan
 
 
 
 
“I have to be alone very often. I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That’s how I refuel.”
Audrey Hepburn
 
 
 
 
“As we peer into society’s future, we — you and I, and our government — must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering for our own ease and convenience the precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without risking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage. We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower
 
 
 
 
Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.
Martin Luther King, Jr. -1929-1968 – Social Activist-Minister

Quotes January 11, 2022

Determination is the wake-up call to human will.
Tony Robbins – Author-Public Speaker-Life Coach
 
 
 
 
If you could stand at just a little distance in time, how fluid and shape-shifting physical reality would be, everything hurrying into some other form, even concrete, even stone.
Mark Doty
 
 
 
 
In some ways suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning, such as the meaning of a sacrifice.
Viktor Frankl
 
 
 
 
We have committed the Golden Rule to memory; let us now commit it to life.
Edwin Markham
 
 
 
 
Name of names, our small identity unravels in You. You give it back as a lesson.
Neil Douglas-Klotz
 
 
 
 
Man instinctively regards himself as a wanderer and wayfarer, and it is second nature for him to go on pilgrimage in search of a privileged and holy place, a center and source of indefectible life.
Thomas Merton
 
 
 
 
It’s up to each generation. There are no guarantees.
Oren Lyons

Quotes January 03, 2022

New year — a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.
Alex Morritt,
writer, poet
 
 
 
 
Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.
Oprah Winfrey,
talk show host, media executive, actor, philanthropist
 
 
 
 
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?”
Martin Luther King, Jr. -1929-1968 – Social Activist-Minister
 
 
 
 
Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.
Ovid – Roman Poet
 
 
 
 
To ignore the power of paradigms to influence your judgement is to put yourself at significant risk when exploring the future. To be able to shape your future you have to be ready and able to change your paradigm.
Joel Barker – Author-Lecturer
 
 
 
 
Let’s start with what we can be thankful for, and get our mind into that vibration, and then watch the good that starts to come, because one thought leads to another thought.
Bob Proctor – Author-Speaker
 
 
 
 
“When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.”
John Muir

Quotes December 23, 2021

The real power of gratitude is being grateful for the things that aren’t yet in your physical world.
Sandra Gallagher – CEO and Co-Founder at Proctor Gallagher Institute
 
 
 
 
If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.
Colin Powell – Former United States National Security Advisor
 
 
 
 
Wonder and knowledge are both to be cherished.
Stephen Jay Gould,
paleontologist, evolutionary biologist, writer
 
 
 
 
You’ve got to continue to grow, or you’re just like last night’s cornbread — stale and dry.
Loretta Lynn,
singer, songwriter
 
 
 
 
I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me.
Charles Dickens,
writer
from “A Christmas Carol”
 
 
 
 
Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.
Charles Dickens,
writer

Quotes December 21, 2021

What we cannot imagine cannot come into being.
bell hooks,
writer, educator, social activist
1952-2021
 
 
 
 
We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are.
Max De Pree,
business executive, writer
 
 
 
 
Wonder and knowledge are both to be cherished.
Stephen Jay Gould,
paleontologist, evolutionary biologist, writer
 
 
 
 
Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.
Alphonse Karr – 1808-1890 – French Critic-Journalist-Novelist
 
 
 
 
You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.
John C. Maxwell – American Author
 
 
 
 
Today we celebrate light and honor the wisdom of the shadows. In connecting with the natural world in a way that honors the sacred immanence in all things, we establish a resonance with the seasons.
Dacha Avelin
 
 
 
 
The gift is to the giver, and comes back most to him — it cannot fail.
Walt Whitman
 
 
 
 
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
Rumi

Quotes December 16, 2021

“Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them.”
Alfred North Whitehead
 
 
 
 
“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
J.R.R. Tolkien
 
 
 
 
“Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.”
Orson Welles
 
 
 
 
“Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds.”
John Perry Barlow
 
 
 
 
You will either step forward into growth, or you will step back into safety.
Abraham Maslow – 1908-1970 – American Psychologist
 
 
 
 
Accountability closes the gap between intention and results.
Sandra Gallagher – CEO and Co-Founder at Proctor Gallagher Institute
 
 
 
 
A year from now you will wish you had started today.
Karen Lamb – Author-Illustrator
 
 
 
 
An overnight success is ten years in the making.
Tom Clancy,
writer
 
 
 
 
There are no rules. Let the picture lead you where it must go.
Helen Frankenthaler,
painter
 
 
 
 
You should never be proud of doing the right thing. You should just do the right thing.
Dean Smith,
basketball coach

Quotes December 09, 2021

“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.”
Galileo Galilei
 
 
 
 
“Democracy must be built through open societies that share information. When there is information, there is enlightenment. When there is debate, there are solutions. When there is no sharing of power, no rule of law, no accountability, there is abuse, corruption, subjugation and indignation.”
Atifete Jahjaga
 
 
 
 
“It is precisely that requirement of shared worship that has been the principal source of suffering for individual man and the human race since the beginning of history. In their efforts to impose universal worship, men have unsheathed their swords and killed one another. They have invented gods and challenged each other: ‘Discard your gods and worship mine or I will destroy both your gods and you!’”
Fyodor Dostoevsky
 
 
 
 
One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning more and growing is doing more.
Washington Irving,
writer, essayist, historian, diplomat
 
 
 
 
Success is a moving goal post. You celebrate in those moments and then look at what’s next.
Stop making excuses, you’re the only one stopping you.
Issa Rae,
actor, writer, producer
 
 
 
 
You can’t expect to communicate with anyone if you’re a bore.
The first principle of aesthetics is either interest or suspense.
John Cheever,
writer
 
 
 
 
Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.
Plato – Athenian Philosopher
 
 
 
 
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
Aesop Fables
 
 
 
 
Make it your habit not to be critical about small things.
Edward Everett Hale – 1822-1909-Author-Historian
 
 
 
 
Guardians Of The Fallacy
Anonymous
 
 
What happens in Vagueness stays in Vagueness.
Anonymous

Quotes December 05, 2021

“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.”
Rosalynn Carter
 
 
 
 
“Our differences are what make us great. Let us think about how we can extend this appreciation to people of color, undocumented immigrants, and other members of the community.”
Janet Mock
 
 
 
 
Genius is the ability to renew one’s emotions in daily experience.
Paul Cezanne – 1839-1906 – French Painter
 
 
 
 
The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.
William Blake – 1757-1827 – Poet-Painter-Printmaker
 
 
 
 
“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.”
Benjamin Franklin
 
 
 
 
Wonder is the desire for knowledge.
Thomas Aquinas – 1225-1274 – Philosopher-Priest
 
 
 
 
How very little can be done under the spirit of fear.
Florence Nightingale – 1820-1910 – Social Reformer-Founder of Modern Nursing-Organized Care for Wounded Soldiers at Constantinople
 
 
 
 
The direction of the mind is more important than its progress.
Joseph Joubert – 1754-1824 – Essayist

Quotes November 18, 2021

“Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don’t always like.” Lemony Snicket
 
 
 
 
“It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment.”
Carl Friedrich Gauss
 
 
 
 
“When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.”
Oscar Wilde
 
 
 
 
What lies before you and what lies behind you are tiny matters compared to what lies within you.
Sandra Gallagher – CEO and Co-Founder at Proctor Gallagher Institute
 
 
 
 
A divided kingdom cannot defend itself from its adversaries. A divided person cannot face life in a dignified way.
Paulo Coelho
 
 
 
 
I resent the slandering of my good name – especially when I have so many bad ones available.
John Alejandro King
 
 
 
 
If the words don’t add up ….🤔 It’s because the truth wasn’t included in the equation… 💯
QUEENS THRONE
 
 
 
 
The simple truth is that balding African-American men look cool when they shave their heads, whereas balding white men look like giant thumbs.
Dave Barry
 
 
 
 
Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.
George Bernard Shaw
 
 
 
 
Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are pliable.
Mark Twain
 
 
 
 
Whattaya mean you ain’t no criminal lawyer? You a lawyer right? And you in here, that means you also a criminal.
Kenneth Eade, Unreasonable Force
 
 
 
 
It is well for the heart to be naive and the mind not to be.
Anatole France
 
 
 
 
What the heck is a king? I’m a cog in the wheel.
Chuck Berry
 
 
 
 
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
L.M. Montgomery
 
 
 
 
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
Albert Camus
 
 
 
 
“Don’t cry when the sun is gone, because the tears won’t let you see the stars.”
Violeta Parra
 
 
 
 
There are also those who inadvertently grant power to another man’s words by continuously trying to spite him. If a man gets to the point where he can simply say, ‘The sky is blue,’ and people indignantly rush up trying to refute him saying, ‘No, the sky is light blue,’ then, whether they realize it or not, he has become an authority figure even to such adversaries.
Criss Jami
 
 
 
 
The decision is made in advance and, when well-tempered with discipline, will lead to the desired results.
Unknown

Quotes November 16, 2021

The month is a time to cherish and celebrate our rich and diverse cultures, traditions, languages and legacies.
Jonathan Nez,
ninth president of the Navajo Nation
November is Native American Heritage Month
 
 
 
 
Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music.
George Eliot
 
 
 
 
Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.
Leonard Bernstein
 
 
 
 
The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be either good or evil.
Hannah Arendt
 
 
 
 
Mind training matters. It is not just a luxury, or a supplementary vitamin for the soul. It determines the quality of every instant of our lives.
Norman Doidge
 
 
 
 
The key is to be in a state of permanent connectedness with your inner body — to feel it at all times. This will rapidly deepen and transform your life.
Eckhart Tolle
 
 
 
 
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
Confucius
 
 
 
 
Hope just means another world might be possible, not promise, not guaranteed. Hope calls for action; action is impossible without hope.
Rebecca Solnit
 
 
 
 
If you hear the language of the stars
Overnight you’ll hear the secrets of the world.
Silence of the night will sing [a] hundred songs
In your ears, the stories of the skies.
Khalilullah Khalili
 
 
 
 
I choose my thoughts with care. I constantly have new insights and new ways of looking at my world. I am willing to change and grow.
Louise Hay
 
 
 
 
You never know what you can do until you try, and very few try unless they have to.
C.S. Lewis,
writer
 
 
 
 
Belonging shouldn’t mean you are like everyone else.
Misty Copeland – Ballet Dancer
 
 
 
 
“The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn.”
Alvin Toffler
 
 
 
 
“When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.”
Oscar Wilde
 
 
 
 
“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
 
 
 
 
Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.
Walt Disney – 1901-1966, Entrepreneur, Animator and Film Producer