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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. “
Aesop
 
 
 
 
“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.
Uknown
 
 
 
 
Soulmates come into our lives for different reasons. They are not always romantic partners. Sometimes they are the best friends we’ve ever had.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
You can’t force someone to respect you, but you can refuse to be disrespected.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
I respect those who tell me the truth, no matter how hard it is.
Unknown

Quotes April 30, 2020

It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning.
Claude Bernard,
physiologist
 
 
 
 
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,
writer
 
 
 
 
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.
Voltaire,
writer, public activist, philosopher
 
 
 
 
Experience is never limited, and it is never complete.
Henry James,
writer
 
 
 
 
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,
actress
 
 
 
 
When speculation has done its worst, two and two still make four.
Samuel Johnson,
writer

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.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Distance means so little when someone means so much.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
True love doesn’t mean being inseparable; it means being separated and nothing changes.
Unknown

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
1946-2020
 
 
 
 
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,
writer
 
 
 
 
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.
Unknown

Quotes January 28, 2020

The best nourishment for any soul is to create your own risks.
Jim Lehrer,
journalist, news anchor
1934-2020
 
 
 
 

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,
orator
 
 
 
 
A person who feels appreciated will always do more than is expected.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Life is better with true friends.
Unknown

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,
artist
 
 
 
 
“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.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
People don’t always say “I love you.” Sometimes it sounds more like: Be safe. Did you eat? I made you this.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
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.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
How you make others feel about themselves says a lot about you.
unknown

Quotes January 11, 2020

“We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same”
Carlos Castaneda
 
 
 
 
Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.
Jodi Picoult
 
 
 
 
“Awaken the stillness within you.”
Asad Meah
 
 
 
 
“Life is a long lesson in humility.”
James M. Barrie
 
 
 
 
“To the mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders.”
Lao Tzu
 
 
 
 
“The path to become unmistakable is the willingness to be wrong, to be criticized and most of all, to matter. And if you’re willing to do something that matters, you are likely to be in the minority – and it probably means you’re doing something that’s unmistakable.”
Seth Godin
 
 
 
 
“What if joy is my only metric for success?”
Sarah Jones
 
 
 
 
Do not be afraid of work that has no end.
Avot De Rabbi Natan
 
 
 
 
The best things in life come with patience.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
There are three solutions to every problem: accept it, change it, or leave it. If you can’t accept it, change it. If you can’t change it, leave it.
Unknown

Quotes January 08, 2020

When you walk with someone, something unspoken happens. Either you match their pace or they match yours.
Sidney Poitier,
actor, film director
 
 
 
 
Be respectful of words. They mean something.
Katherine Anne Porter,
writer, journalist
 
 
 
 
Life is accepting what is and working from that.
Gloria Naylor,
writer, educator
 
 
 
 

Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process.
Jim Rohn
 
 
 
 

When you fall in love, it is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake, and then it subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots are become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the desire to mate every second of the day. It is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every part of your body. No… don’t blush. I am telling you some truths. For that is just being in love; which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over, when being in love has burned away. Doesn’t sound very exciting, does it? But it is!”
Louis de Bernières, Corelli’s Mandolin
 
 
 
 
“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.”
Michael J. Fox
 
 
 
 
“The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.”
Robert Hand
 
 
 
 
”If you don’t love yourself, nobody will. Not only that, you won’t be good at loving anyone else. Loving starts with the self.”
Wayne Dyer
 
 
 
 
“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.”
Helen Keller
 
 
 
 
“Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.”
Deborah Day
 
 
 
 
“Self-love is an ocean and your heart is a vessel. Make it full, and any excess will spill over into the lives of the people you hold dear. But you must come first.”
Beau Taplin
 
 
 
 
“If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.”
Fred Rogers

Quotes January 05, 2020

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, Pulitzer Prize winner
 
 
 
 
Have knowledge of what you’re talking about. Read and be curious. Always listen.
Andre Leon Talley,
fashion journalist, magazine editor
 
 
 
 
The more you live, the less you die.
Janis Joplin,
singer-songwriter
LinkedIn
 
 
 
 
Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.
Hal Borland,
writer, journalist, naturalist