Tag: Various

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.

Quotes May 05, 2020

Never give someone a second opportunity to knock you down.
Steven Aitchison
Whatever comes, let it come. What stays, let it stay. What goes, let it go.
H. W. L. Poonja (Papaji)
“Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.”
Malcolm S. Forbes
“For me, it’s always been about preparation, and the more prepared I can be each week, the less pressure I feel and the more confident I am. As your confidence grows, it’s only natural that the pressure you feel diminishes.”
Aaron Rodgers
“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.”
Benjamin Spock
“We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies.”
Roderick Thorp
“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“People who want the most approval get the least and the people who need approval the least get the most.”
Wayne Dyer
“When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.”
Joe Namath
“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”
Marcus Aurelius
“Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.”
Thomas A. Bennett
“I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn’t fall down.”
Allen H. Neuharth
“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”
Lucille Ball
“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.”
Mark Twain
“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.”
Bob Moawad
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
George Eliot
You can’t control how some people will treat you or what they will say about you. But you can control how you can react to it. – Unknown

Quotes May 02, 2020

“Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.”
Henry Ward Beecher
“How we perceive a situation and how we react to it is the basis of our stress. If you focus on the negative in any situation, you can expect high stress levels. However, if you try and see the good in the situation, your stress levels will greatly diminish.”
Catherine Pulsifer
“A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety. “
“If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.”
Doug Larson
“If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.”
Dean Smith
“If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.”
George Burns
The best way out is always through.
Robert Frost
Being brave means knowing that when you fail, you don’t fail forever.
Lana Del Rey
Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.
Paulo Coelho
Too many critics with no credentials.
Soulmates come into our lives for different reasons. They are not always romantic partners. Sometimes they are the best friends we’ve ever had.
You can’t force someone to respect you, but you can refuse to be disrespected.
I respect those who tell me the truth, no matter how hard it is.

Quotes April 30, 2020

It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning.
Claude Bernard,
Life itself is a quotation.
Jorge Luis Borges,
writer, essayist, poet, translator
With opportunity the world is very interesting.
Beatrix Potter,
writer, illustrator
I have a rendezvous with Life.
Countee Cullen,
writer, poet, playwright
The truth is … everything counts. Everything. Everything we do and everything we say.
Countee Cullen,
writer, poet, playwright
If you don’t think you have the blues, just keep living.
Buddy Guy,
blues guitarist, singer
One should never turn one’s back on a vivid imagination.
Lorrie Moore,
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.
writer, public activist, philosopher
Experience is never limited, and it is never complete.
Henry James,
Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.
Martha Graham,
dancer, choreographer, pioneer of modern dance
When the impossible has been eliminated, all that remains no matter how improbable is possible.
Arthur Conan Doyle,
writer who created the detective Sherlock Holmes
The first step is clearly defining what it is you’re after, because without knowing that, you’ll never get it.
Halle Berry,
When speculation has done its worst, two and two still make four.
Samuel Johnson,

Quotes April 29, 2020

What other people think of you is none of your business.
Regina Brett

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
I know this transformation is painful, but you’re not falling apart; you’re just falling into something different, with a new capacity to be beautiful.
William C. Hannan
Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.
Dr. Seuss
You’ve changed me forever. And I’ll never forget you.
Kiera Cass
There are far better things ahead than we ever leave behind.
C.S. Lewis
When we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.
Winnie the Pooh
It takes a minute to say hello and forever to say goodbye.
Distance means so little when someone means so much.
True love doesn’t mean being inseparable; it means being separated and nothing changes.

Quotes April 15, 2020

I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes.
Beauty is whatever gives joy.
Edna St. Vincent Millay,
poet, playwright, Pulitzer Prize winner
The energy doesn’t end at the hands. I want such intensity that it feels like light is streaming from every finger.
Bob Fosse,
dancer, choreographer, actor, theater and film director
Bewildered, bewildered, you have no complaint. You are what you are, and you ain’t what you ain’t.
John Prine,
folk singer-songwriter
Success isn’t determined by how many times you win, but by how you play the week after you lose.
Pele (Edson Arantes do Nascimento),
professional Brazilian football player
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that’s no reason not to give it.
Agatha Christie,
Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.
Vernon Law,
Major League Baseball pitcher
Each thing implies the universe.
Life itself is a quotation.
Jorge Luis Borges,
writer, essayist, poet, translator

Quotes April 07, 2020

“Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.”
Anna Taylor
“If you do not respect your own wishes, no one else will. You will simply attract people who disrespect you as much as you do.”
Vironika Tugaleva
“Self-care is not a waste of time; self-care makes your use of time more sustainable.”
Jackie Viramontez
“To experience peace does not mean that your life is always blissful. It means that you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life.”
Jill Bolte Taylor
Be happy. Just because things are not good, doesn’t mean you can’t see the good side of things.

Quotes January 28, 2020

The best nourishment for any soul is to create your own risks.
Jim Lehrer,
journalist, news anchor

Forethought spares afterthought.
Amelia Barr,
writer, teacher
Fall forward. Every failed experiment is one step closer to success.
Denzel Washington,
actor, director, producer
You know there are moments such as these when time stands still and all you do is hold your breath and hope it will wait for you.
Dorothea Lange,
documentary photographer, photojournalist
The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.
Peter Drucker,
management consultant, educator, writer
It is wrong not to give a hand to the fallen; this law is universal to the whole human race.
Seneca the Elder,
A person who feels appreciated will always do more than is expected.
Life is better with true friends.

Quotes January 23, 2020

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge,
poet, philosopher
You know there are moments such as these when time stands still and all you do is hold your breath and hope it will wait for you.
Dorothea Lange,
documentary photographer, photojournalist
Tradition is the albatross around the neck of progress.
Bill Veeck,
professional baseball club executive, owner, promoter
At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.
Frida Kahlo,
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
Mark Twain
Life is too short to hide your feelings. Say what you feel.
People don’t always say “I love you.” Sometimes it sounds more like: Be safe. Did you eat? I made you this.
Some things need a little time and space to evolve into what they are going to be for you. Don’t force it. Let it flow.
How you make others feel about themselves says a lot about you.