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Quotes December 15, 2019

If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.
W. Clement Stone,
businessman, philanthropist
 
 
 
 
We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
Cynthia Ozick,
writer, essayist
 
 
 
 
Silence is so accurate.

There is more power in telling little than in telling all.
Mark Rothko,
painter
 
 
 
 
What seems today inconceivable will appear one day, from a higher stand point, quite simple and harmonious.
Max Planck,
theoretical physicist, Nobel Prize winner who discovered energy quanta
 
 
 
 
It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee,
track and field athlete, Olympic medal winner
 
 
 
 
Ask yourself: ‘Does this subject move me to feel, think and dream?’
Ansel Adams,
landscape photographer, environmentalist
 
 
 
 
Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy.

Madam, you ask me how I compose. I compose sitting down.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky,
composer
 
 
 
 
If a tree dies, plant another in its place.
Carl Linnaeus,
botanist, physician, zoologist, known as the father of modern taxonomy
 
 
 
 
The more I do, the more frightened I get. But that is essential. Otherwise why would I go on doing it?
Dame Judi Dench,
actress
 
 
 
 
One positive thought produces millions of positive vibrations.
John Coltrane,
jazz saxophonist, composer
 
 
 
 
If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.
Anatole France,
writer, journalist, Nobel Prize winner
 
 
 
 
Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.
Doris Day,
singer, actress

 
 
 
 
And are we not all ‘mere guests’ upon this whirling earth?
Lee Smith,
writer

Quotes November 26, 2019

Where there is age there is evolution, where there is life there is growth.
Anjelica Huston,
actress, director, producer
 
 
 
 
Without heroes, we are all plain people, and don’t know how far we can go.
Bernard Malamud,
writer
 
 
 
 
Talent is a long patience, and originality an effort of will and intense observation.
Gustave Flaubert,
writer
 
 
 
 
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
Beverly Sills,
operatic soprano
 
 
 
 
A perfect life is a contradiction in terms.
Swami Vivekananda,
Hindu monk, teacher of philosophy
 
 
 
 
Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.
Charles Mingus,
jazz musician
 
 
 
 
The world is possibility if only you’ll discover it.
Ralph Ellison,
writer
 
 
 
 
In a world of diminishing mystery, the unknown persists.
Jhumpa Lahiri,
writer
 
 
 
 
You’ll never know everything about anything, especially something you love.
Julia Child,
chef, cookbook author
 
 
 
 
The biggest threat to our future is people not feeling like the institutions that are supposed to be taking care of them aren’t.
Gen. John Kelly,
former White House chief of staff
 
 
 
 
Technical challenges don’t hold NASA back, but political challenges do.
Jim Bridenstine,
NASA administrator
 
 
 
 
The first thing people do when they have extra money in their pocket is buy protein.
John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods
 
 
 
 
Reusability is the holy grail of space.
Tim Hughes,
senior vice president and general counsel, SpaceX
 
 
 
 
Policy needs a process. … If you just make up a policy, it will end up being defined by unintended consequences instead of intended consequences.
Andrew Card,
former White House chief of staff
 
 
 
 
A ticket to space cost $250,000, which is expensive in Earth terms, but not that expensive in space terms.
Stephen Attenborough,
commercial director, Virgin Galactic
 
 
 
 
Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.
Elizabeth Lawrence,
gardener, garden writer
 
 
 
 
For I am not so enamored of my own opinions that I disregard what others may think of them.
Nicolaus Copernicus,
early modern astronomer, mathematician

Quotes November 18, 2019

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’”
Eleanor Roosevelt
 
 
 
 
“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ’Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.”
Thomas Paine
 
 
 
 
“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger
 
 
 
 
“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.”
Samuel Beckett
 
 
 
 
“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”
Christopher Reeve
 
 
 
 
“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.”’
Hermann Hesse
 
 
 
 
“Remember that failure is an event, not a person.”
Zig Ziglar
 
 
 
 
“At any given moment you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.”
Christine Mason Miller
 
 
 
 
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”
Mary Anne Radmacher
 
 
 
 
“Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.”
Dale Carnegie
 
 
 
 
“Think of many things; do one.”
Portuguese proverb
 
 
 
 
“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.”
Richard Branson
 
 
 
 
“Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can’t buy more hours. Scientists can’t invent new minutes. And you can’t save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.”
Denis Waitley
 
 
 
 
“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”
Stephen King
 
 
 
 
“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.”
George Lorimer
 
 
 
 
“If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.”
Olin Miller
 
 
 
 
“In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”
Theodore Roosevelt
 
 
 
 
“Follow effective actions with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”
Peter Drucker
 
 
 
 
“I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.”
Florence Nightingale

Quotes November 10, 2019

Don’t count the days, make the days count.
Muhammad Ali
 
 
 
 
“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
 
 
 
 
“There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality.”
Seneca
 
 
 
 
“If you are too busy to laugh, you are too busy.”
Proverb
 
 
 
 
“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”
Frederick Keonig
 
 
 
 
“Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism.”
David M. Burns
 
 
 
 
“To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness.”
Mary Stuart
 
 
 
 
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”
Aesop
 
 
 
 
“Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.”
Virgil Thomson
 
 
 
 
“Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.”
Michael Jordan
 
 
 
 
“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”
Marthe Troly-Curtin
 
 
 
 
“The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.”
Andre Maurois
 
 
 
 
“You can’t really be strong until you can see a funny side to things.”
Ken Kesey
 
 
 
 
“Success isn’t permanent and failure isn’t fatal.”
Mike Ditka
 
 
 
 
It always seems impossible until it’s done.
Nelson Mandela
 
 
 
 
The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.
Yiddish Proverb

Quotes November 05, 2019

What can stop the determined heart and resolved will of man?
Mary Shelley,
writer
from “Frankenstein; or the Modern Prometheus”
 
 
 
 
The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown
H.P. Lovecraft,
writer
 
 
 
 
You shouldn’t change what you are in the search for success.
Sissy Spacek,
actress
 
 
 
 
I want you to believe … to believe in things that you cannot.
Bram Stoker,
writer
from “Dracula”
 
 
 
 
You can have the nine greatest individual ball players in the world, but if they don’t play together the club won’t be worth a dime.
Babe Ruth,
professional baseball player
 
 
 
 
But out of limitations comes creativity.
Debbie Allen,
actress, dancer, choreographer, director, producer
 
 
 
 
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
David Brinkley,
journalist, newscaster

Quotes November 03, 2019

“Hold on to that fundamental quality of faith. Have faith that on the other side of your pain is something good.”
Dwayne Johnson
 
 
 
 
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
Winston Churchill
 
 
 
 
“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
Anais Nin
 
 
 
 
“Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.”
Benjamin Franklin
 
 
 
 
“If I don’t train enough, of course I’m nervous.“
Haile Gebrselassie
 
 
 
 
“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”
Buddha
 
 
 
 
“The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.”
Jon Kabat-Zinn
 
 
 
 
If you ever think about giving up, remember why you held on for so long.
Hayley Williams
 
 
 
 
There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.
Bryant H. McGil
 
 
 
 
“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”
“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”
Marcus Aurelius
 
 
 
 
“Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
Abraham Lincoln
 
 
 
 
“If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day — go fishing.
If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else.”
Chinese Proverb
 
 
 
 
Do all the good you can, to as many people as you can, as often as you can.
Unknown

Quotes October 27, 2019

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard
 
 
 
 
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
Oscar Wilde
 
 
 
 
Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
Booker T. Washington
 
 
 
 
Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil — not the strength to choose between the two.
John Cheever,
writer
 
 
 
 
How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.
John Burroughs,
naturalist, nature essayist
 
 
 
 
The automatic things you do are basically those things that keep you from doing the better things you need to do.
Bill Murray,
actor
 
 
 
 
Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.
Samuel Butler,
writer
 
 
 
 
I believe that if you’ll just stand up and go, life will open up for you.
Tina Turner,
singer, songwriter, performer
 
 
 
 
Never say ‘no’ to adventures. Always say ‘yes,’ otherwise you’ll lead a very dull life.
Ian Fleming,
writer, journalist, British naval intelligence officer
 
 
 
 
Shadows cannot see themselves in the mirror of the sun.
Eva Peron,
former first lady of Argentina
 
 
 
 
Everyone you meet has something to teach you.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Thank God for your life tonight. For your health, your family, or your home. Many people don’t have these things.
Unknown

 
 
 
 
Good things come to those who wait. But better things come to those who work for it.
Unknown

Quotes October 16, 2019

The world, unfortunately, rarely matches our hopes and consistently refuses to behave in a reasonable manner.
Stephen Jay Gould,
paleontologist, evolutionary biologist, writer
 
 
 
 
Ultimately, we can never change someone else’s behavior — we can only change our own.
Jennifer Lopez,
singer, performer, actress
National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15
 
 
 
 
I don’t want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.
Carrie Fisher,
actress, writer
 
 
 
 
Life begins where fear ends.
Osho
 
 
 
 
Don’t let someone else’s opinion of you become your reality.
Les Brown
 
 
 
 
If you’ll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives.
Vince Lombardi

Quotes October 13, 2019

“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.”
Annie Gottlieb
 
 
 
 
“We are constantly being put to the test by trying circumstances and difficult people and problems not necessarily of our own making.”
Terry Brooks
 
 
 
 
“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.
Ashley Goodall,
business executive
 
 
 
 
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.
Will Rogers
 
 
 
 
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.
John Steinbeck
 
 
 
 
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.
Andy Rooney
 
 
 
 
If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.
James Thurber
 
 
 
 
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!’
Dave Barry
 
 
 
 
If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them.
Phil Pastoret
 
 
 
 
Politicians would be wise to heed what President Harry Truman said, “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.”
 
 
 
 
Never give up. Always find a reason to keep trying.
Unknown

Quotes October 12, 2019

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Winston Churchill
 
 
 
 
In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.
David Steindl-Rast
 
 
 
 
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
 
 
 
 
Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
Paul Boese
 
 
 
 
I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.
Marilyn Monroe
 
 
 
 
The thing about life is that our emotional experiences, if we don’t finish them, stay with us.
The pain we don’t process can follow us for a lifetime
Brianna Wiest
 
 
 
 
Don’t plan it all. Let life surprise you a little.
Julia Alvarez,
Dominican American poet, writer
National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15
 
 
 
 
Sometimes it takes sadness to know happiness, noise to appreciate silence and absence to value presence.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
It takes some courage to stand up and speak; it takes even more courage to open your mind and listen.
Unknown
 
 
 
 

Learn to let go, Not everyone in your life is meant to stay.
Unknown