We stopped checking for monsters under the bed when we realized they were inside of us.
Be who you needed when you were younger.
There’s no need to be perfect to inspire others. Let people get inspired by how you deal with your imperfections.
Ziad K. Abdelnour
“We wait, starving for moments of high magic to inspire us, but life is full of common enchantment waiting for our alchemists eyes to notice.”
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
Nobody is superior, nobody is inferior, but nobody is equal either. People are simply unique, incomparable.
You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.
If you want to get fit, you have to give away only one thing. Your excuses.
Realize how blessed you are.
I feel bad for the people who never go crazy.
Create a life that feels good on the inside. Not one that just looks good on the outside.
Direction is so much more important than speed. Many are going nowhere fast.
We stopped checking for monsters under the bed when we realized they were inside of us.
The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.
Don’t quit. You’re already in pain. You’re already hurt. Get a reward from it!
No amount of security is worth the suffering of a mediocre life chained to a routine that has killed your dreams.
An idiot with a plan can beat a genius with out a plan.
His upward path will require us to climb. My mother used to say to me when I complained that things were hard, “If you are on the right path, it will always be uphill.” And as the world becomes darker and more dangerous, we must keep climbing. It will be our choice whether or not to move up or to stay where we are.
Elder Henry B. Eyring
There is no lack of time. There is a lack of interest. Because when people really want, dawn becomes day, Tuesday becomes Saturday and every moment becomes an opportunity.
Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.
Things that excite you are not random. They are connected to your purpose. Follow them.
Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.
Life is the past, the present and the perhaps.
Where would be the merit if heroes were never afraid?
Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different.
biochemist, Nobel Prize winner, the first to isolate vitamin C
It is awfully important to know what is and what is not your business.
The Greatest Prison that People Live in is the Fear of What Other People Think.
“Making mistakes is a natural consequence of free will. If you want to be perfect and live a life without mistakes, then you must give up your freedom. Perfection is the most self-damaging mistake you can make because it robs you of your humanity.”
A life filled with silly social drama and gossip indicates that a person is disconnected from purpose and lacking meaningful goals.
People on a path of purpose don’t have time for drama.
author of The Charge
“Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it.”
“The day will be what you make it, so rise like the sun, and burn.”
William C. Hannan
Comfort is a drug.
Once you get used to it, it becomes addicting.
Give a weak man consistent sex, good food, cheap entertainment and he’ll throw his ambitions right out the window.
The comfort zone is where dreams go to die.
Never give up on something you really want. It’s difficult to wait, but it’s more difficult to regret.
It’s not your job to like me. It’s mine.
Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
People rarely succeed unless they are having fun in what they are doing.
Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Obsessed is a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.
Don’t fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today.
Remember life’s greatest lessons are usually learned at the worst times and from the worst mistakes.
Think once before you act, twice before you speak, and three times before you post on Facebook.
Laughing is the best calorie burner.
“To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.”
Henry David Thoreau
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”
Robert Louis Stevenson
What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.
You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.
If you don’t see your own worth, you will always choose people who don’t see it either.
No response is a response. And it’s a powerful one. Remember that.
True heroism … is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.
Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
playwright and essayist, in “The Ride Down Mount Morgan”
hey always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
artist, director and producer
Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
Be happy with what you have while you pursue what you want.
Hating someone makes them important. Forgiving them makes them obsolete.
“Find the right partner when you can. Life is often unforgiving, having someone you love to share it with is invaluable.”
“If you have respect for people as they are, you can be more effective in helping them to become better than they are.”
John W. Gardner
“Respect is appreciation of the separateness of the other person, of the ways in which he or she is unique.”
“We are constantly being put to the test by trying circumstances and difficult people and problems not necessarily of our own making.”
“It is more profitable to stay aware of trends generally, yet concentrate your energies on simply writing the best novel you know how to write. Don’t chase the market. Write the novel that is in you.”
Jack Bickham, Author & University Professor of Creative Writing program
When you look at people who are thriving in their jobs, you notice that they didn’t find them, they made them.
It is no use to grumble and complain; It’s just as cheap and easy to rejoice; When God sorts out the weather and sends rain – Why, rain’s my choice.
James Whitcomb Riley, 1849-1916
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.
I’ve seen a look in dogs’ eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.
Anybody who doesn’t know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.
Franklin P. Jones
The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.
You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, “Wow, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that!’
If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them.
Politicians would be wise to heed what President Harry Truman said, “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.”
Stress is like spice — in the right proportion it enhances the flavor of a dish. Too little produces a bland, dull meal; too much may choke you.
pastor, author and speaker
In whatever you do, strive to be the best at it.
industrialist and business magnate
Whatever you’ve accomplished, there’s always more to experience.
actress and musician
At first I wasn’t sure that I had the talent … but I did know I had an intense fear of failure, and that fear compelled me to fight off anything that might abet it.
photographer and documentarian
I guess that’s just the life of an inventor: what people do with your ideas takes you totally by surprise.
inventor of industrial fibers used in Kevlar
I went to all the big names that you could think of and they said, ‘We don’t need it — no woman has asked us for that.’ So I went into manufacturing myself.
inventor of Pampers diapers
I wish to avail myself of all that is already known and then if possible add my mite to help on the future worker who will attain final success.
co-inventor of the first successful airplane
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
former British prime minister
I’ve never really taken anything very seriously. I enjoy life because I enjoy making other people enjoy it.
comedian, actor, writer and director
One of the things that attracted me to economics was its importance in improving people’s lives.
If you’re aware and you’re high-energy, the ball will eventually bounce your way and you’ll be able to make plays.
professional basketball player
All creative people want to do the unexpected.
actress and inventor of spread spectrum communication technology
It’s so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don’t say it.
The present enables us to understand the past, not the other way round.
When you’re working with your friends, it doesn’t feel like it’s work.
actor, comedian and physician
It can be very expensive to try to convince the markets you are right.
system trading pioneer
The universe is keeping us on our toes.
physicist, after the collision of two neutron stars and potential merger of three black holes
Confidence and doubt are at two ends of the scale, and you need both. They balance each other out.
[We] thought that once we’d climbed the mountain, it was unlikely anyone would ever make another attempt.
Sir Edmund Hillary,
mountaineer who, with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, was the first climber to reach Mount Everest’s summit
Feed the soul, starve the ego.
DJ known as DJ AM
I always say you should be very careful with the voices you listen to. And my closest voices have always told me, “You can.”
assistant NBA coach
Once you’ve weighed the possibilities, you have to take that final leap of faith.
media magnate and philanthropist
Men and women are like right and left hands; it doesn’t make sense not to use both.
politician and first woman to hold federal office in the US
Every small cyclone or tsunami teaches you how to deal with the bigger ones. If you don’t learn from the past experiences, you will drown.
municipal sustainability director in India
There’s no other country in the world that has a system where someone [who’s been fired and is broke] could turn a simple idea and hard work into a company that employs more than 400,000 people and has created thousands of successful millionaires.
What would life be like if we only did what is necessary?
Andreas Nikolaus “Niki” Lauda,
three-time Formula 1 racing champion
I like the idea of showing that you can go through a lot and still be on your feet, still be working, and still be positive about life. And that you can still think that the best thing is around the corner.
fashion designer and artist
To take myself too seriously is the gentle kiss of death.
jazz and blues singer-songwriter and guitar player