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Quotes January 20, 2021

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.
Epictetus
 
 
 
 
Fail often so you can succeed sooner.
Tom Kelley
 
 
 
 
Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.
Suzy Kassem
 
 
 
 
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
A player who makes a team great is more valuable than a great player.
John Wooden,
college basketball coach
 
 
 
 
I wake expectant, hoping to see a new thing.
Annie Dillard,
writer
 
 
 
 
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
George Bernard Shaw
 
 
 
 
Optimist: Someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s more like a cha-cha.
Robert Brault
 
 
 
 
Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.
Charles Schulz
 
 
 
 
Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
Voltaire
 
 
 
 
Please kindly go away, I’m introverting.
Beth Buelow

Quotes January 13, 2021

The educator has the duty of not being neutral.
Paulo Freire
 
 
 
 
It is easy to be bleak about the human race, but there are people who have proved to me that we can be better than we are.
Peniel Joseph
 
 
 
 
The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself.
Anais Nin
 
 
 
 
To safeguard democracy the people must have a keen sense of independence, self-respect, and their oneness.
Mahatma Gandhi
 
 
 
 
Today we acknowledge the shadows, but we lean into the light.
Carrie Newcomer
 
 
 
 
As citizens, we must prevent wrongdoing because the world in which we all live, wrong-doer, wrong sufferer and spectator, is at stake.
Hannah Arendt
 
 
 
 
We can return to the Earth that is our only home, consciously choosing sustainable ways of living with the Earth. Choose it or lose it.
Duane Elgin
 
 
 
 
Only by listening inwardly in a fresh and open way will you discern at any given time what most serves your healing and freedom.
Tara Brach
 
 
 
 
It is only on the condition of humility and reverence before the world that our species will be able to remain in it.
Wendell Berry
 
 
 
 
Beauty is the antidote to grief and despair, and it is the one sure thing I can bring to bear when I confront a place that has fallen on hard times.
Trebbe Johnson
 
 
 
 
“While there’s life, there’s hope.”
Cicero
 
 
 
 
I take a deep breath and sidestep my fear and begin speaking from the place where beauty and bravery meet–within the chambers of a quivering heart.
Terry Tempest Williams
 
 
 
 
As you sit on the hillside, or lie prone under the trees of the forest, or sprawl wet-legged by a mountain stream, the great door, that does not look like a door, opens.
Stephen Graham
 
 
 
 
Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters.
Margaret Wheatley
 
 
 
 
Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you.
Roy T. Bennett

Quotes January 10, 2021

Be careful what you say about yourself. You can’t curse yourself and live a blessed life. You can’t put yourself down and rise up to who you were created to be.
Joel Osteen
 
 
 
 
If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.
Gerald Good
 
 
 
 
Be helpful. When you see a person without a smile, give them one of yours.
Zig Ziglar
 
 
 
 
Our notions about happiness entrap us. We forget they’re just ideas. Our idea of happiness can prevent us from actually being happy. Thich Nhat Hanh
 
 
 
 
The truth is that Trout, like Vonnegut and Ray Bradbury and many others, writes parables. These are set in frames which have become called, for no good reason, science fiction. A better generic term would be ‘future fairy tales’. And even this is objectionable, since many science fiction stories take place in the present or the past, far and near.
Philip José Farmer
 
 
 
 
So, in the interests of survival, they trained themselves to be agreeing machines instead of thinking machines. All their minds had to do was to discover what other people were thinking, and then they thought that, too.
Kurt Vonnegut
 
 
 
 
I am firm. I may sometimes appear impatient at nothing at all, and all that; but this everybody who has had a chance to know me well have noticed: things come my way even though they take years; No one sways me, save in little things of the moment; I am not stubborn but I swing to my purpose as steadily as the needle to the pole; delay, evade, oppose, secretly or openly, it’s all immaterial, the thing comes my way.
Jack London
 
 
 
 
It is clear I was never the Pretty Girl. I had my two front teeth knocked out when I was 10 and didn’t fix them until I was 19. I have a crooked smile and a nose that looks like it’s been broken 12 times but never has been. My nose was always red, so people called me Rudolph. My whole face is off-center.
Ellen Barkin
 
 
 
 
There are some who become spies for money, or out of vanity and megalomania, or out of ambition, or out of a desire for thrills. But the malady of our time is of those who become spies out of idealism.
Max Lerner
 
 
 
 
What is hardest to accept about the passage of time is that the people who once mattered the most to us wind up in parentheses.
John Irving, The Cider House Rules
 
 
 
 
There are two kinds of truth: the truth that lights the way and the truth that warms the heart. The first of these is science, and the second is art. Neither is independent of the other or more important than the other. Without art, science would be as useless as a pair of high forceps in the hands of a plumber. Without science, art would become a crude mess of folklore and emotional quackery. The truth of art keeps science from becoming inhuman, and the truth of science keeps art from becoming ridiculous.
Raymond Chandler

Quotes January 06, 2021

Too many people miss the sunshine of today because they focus on the clouds of yesterday.
Phil Wallace
 
 
 
 
When the choice is to be right or to be kind, always make the choice that brings peace.
Wayne Dyer
 
 
 
 
I live by ‘Go big or go home.’ That’s with everything. It’s like either commit and go for it or don’t do it at all.
Paul Walker
 
 
 
 
The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
 
 
 
 
You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
Ray Bradbury
 
 
 
 
My mother always told me I wouldn’t amount to anything because I procrastinate. I said, “just wait.”
Judy Tenuta
 
 
 
 
Procrastination gives you something to look forward to.
Joan Konner
 
 
 
 
If it weren’t for the last minute, nothing would get done.
Rita Mae Brown
 
 
 
 
My friends tell me I have an intimacy problem. But they don’t really know me.
Garry Shandling
 
 
 
 
In the end there doesn’t have to be anyone who understands you. There just has to be someone who wants to.
Robert Brault
 
 
 
 
I’m not allowed to rome places of such integrities without devotion of parallel defenses.
Danté E. Xéstà
 
 
 
 
Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.
Anthony J. D’Angelo

Quotes January 03, 2021

Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.
Eddie Cantor
 
 
 
 
Every day brings new choices.
Martha Beck
 
 
 
 
Without darkness, nothing comes to birth, As without light, nothing flowers.
May Sarton
 
 
 
 
In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me.
John Fowles
 
 
 
 
You enter the forest at the darkest point,where there is no path. Where there is a way or path, it is someone else’s path.
Joseph Campbell
 
 
 
 
When one is still and listens, one begins to be in touch with a mysterious element that is within each of us, which can transform and shape us and can help to transform the world.
William Segal
 
 
 
 
The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you can alter, even by a millimeter, the way people look at reality, then you can change the world
James Baldwin
 
 
 
 
Words create worlds.
Pierre du Plessis
 
 
 
 
Study the assumptions behind your actions. Then study the assumptions behind your assumptions.
Idries Shah
 
 
 
 
To have another language is to possess a second soul
Charlemagne
 
 
 
 
If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.
Thich Naht Hanh
 
 
 
 
You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.
Thomas Merton
 
 
 
 
In the very deep darkness of this world, little pinpoints of light show up very brightly and can shine a long way.
Tenzin Palmo
 
 
 
 
This is not a time of mere change. This is a time of transformation, and transformation comes not out of scarcity but out of the context of possibility, responsibility, and sufficiency.
DailyGood.org

Quotes January 02, 2021

You are the sky. The clouds are what happens, what comes and goes.
Eckhart Tolle
 
 
 
 
“There is a time in our lives, usually in mid-life, when a woman has to make a decision – possibly the most important psychic decision of her future life – and that is, whether to be bitter or not. Women often come to this in their late thirties or early forties.”
Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves
 
 
 
 
“There are no bargains at the counter of success. You must pay full price.”
Earl Nightingale
 
 
 
 
Nothing is as easy to make as a promise this winter to do something next summer; this is how commencement speakers are caught.
Sydney J. Harris
 
 
 
 
Translation is a disturbing craft because there is precious little certainty about what we are doing, which makes it so difficult in this age of fervent belief and ideology, this age of greed and screed.
Gregory Rabassa
 
 
 
 
The greatest threat to freedom is the absence of criticism.
Wole Soyinka (the first African writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature)
 
 
 
 
Do not expect more from the truth than it actually contains.
Russian Proverb
 
 
 
 
When a voice actor shifts their focus on to the listener and off of themselves, their instrument (voice and body) has freedom from their mind to fully express itself.
Rosemary Chase
 
 
 
 
Before you voice a piece, ask yourself, “What do I bring to this that nobody else does?”
Nancy Wilson
 
 
 
 
There aren’t nearly enough crutches in the world for all the lame excuses.
Marcus Stroup

Quotes December 30, 2020

Although we are in different boats you in your boat and we in our canoe we share the same river of life.
Chief Oren Lyons
 
 
 
 
If you dedicate yourself to helping others, you’ll be happier.
Dalai Lama
 
 
 
 
Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear?
Lao Tzu
 
 
 
 
For grief is crowned with consolation.
William Shakespeare
 
 
 
 
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
Rumi
 
 
 
 
Love is its own rescue; for we, at our supremest, are but its trembling emblems.
Emily Dickinson
 
 
 
 
Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone — we find it with another.
Thomas Merton
 
 
 
 
There will be time enough for running. For rushing. For worrying. For pushing. For now, stay. Wait. Something is on the horizon.
Jan Richardson
 
 
 
 
Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought: So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.
T.S. Eliot
 
 
 
 
Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.
Marcus Aurelius
 
 
 
 
There are simply no answers to some of the great pressing questions. You continue to live them out, making your life a worthy expression of leaning into the light.
Barry Lopez
 
 
 
 
A real friend is someone who sees the pain in your eyes while everyone else still believes the smile on your face.
Unknown

Quotes December 28, 2020

If you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one.
Russian Proverb
 
 
 
 
“I know what I want, I have a goal, an opinion, I have a religion and love. Let me be myself and then I am satisfied. I know that I’m a woman, a woman with inward strength and plenty of courage.”
Anne Frank
 
 
 
 
“We need a backbone, not a wishbone.”
Joyce Meyer
 
 
 
 
“Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn By Living (1960)
 
 
 
 
“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.”
Bertrand Russell
 
 
 
 
“Find the right partner when you can. Life is often unforgiving, having someone you love to share it with is invaluable.”
Jonathan Grey
 
 
 
 
“Bravery is a complicated thing to describe. You can’t say it’s three feet long and two feet wide and that it weighs four hundred pounds or that it’s colored bright blue or that it sounds like a piano or that it smells like roses. It’s a quality, not a thing.”
Mickey Mantle, The Quality of Courage
 
 
 
 
“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflections.”
Thomas Paine
 
 
 
 
“There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.”
Seneca
 
 
 
 
Nothing teaches us better than our own experiences.
Unknown

Quotes December 26, 2020

“Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.”
Drew Barrymore
 
 
 
 
“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of a greater or equal benefit.”
Napoleon Hill
 
 
 
 
“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.”
Louisa May Alcott
 
 
 
 
“When written in Chinese the word “crisis” is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.”
John F. Kennedy
 
 
 
 
“Fall seven times, stand up eight.”
Chinese Proverb
 
 
 
 
“An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he’s in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots.”
Charles F. Kettering
 
 
 
 
“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”
Henry Ford
 
 
 
 
“If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.”
Flavia Weedn
 
 
 
 
“Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.”
Michael Jordan
 
 
 
 
“If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”
Jim Rohn
 
 
 
 
“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.”
Robert Schuller
 
 
 
 
“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.”
Duke Ellington
 
 
 
 
“The only thing that will stop you from fulfilling your dreams is you.”
Tom Bradley
 
 
 
 
“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”
Napoleon Hill
 
 
 
 
“If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”
Bruce Lee
 
 
 
 
“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.”
Christopher Reeve
 
 
 
 
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Martin Luther King Jr.
 
 
 
 
We would do ourselves tremendous favour by letting go of the people who poison our spirit.
Steve Maraboli

Quotes December 13, 2020

Failure is success in progress.
Albert Einstein
 
 
 
 
Love is cure. Love is power. Love is the magic of changes. Love is the mirror of divine beauty.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Rumi
 
 
 
 
Forgiveness is the most powerful thing you can do for yourself on the spiritual path.
Wayne Dyer
 
 
 
 
Failures are infinitely more instructive than successes.
George Clooney,
actor, director, producer, screenwriter
 
 
 
 
What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult to each other?
George Eliot,
writer, poet
 
 
 
 
The degree of one’s emotions varies inversely with one’s knowledge of the facts – the less you know the hotter you get.
Bertrand Russell
 
 
 
 
When you finally let go of the past, something better comes along.
Unknown