Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
A single word even may be a spark of inextinguishable thought.
Percy Bysshe Shelley,
A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.
What you are thinking, what shape your mind is in, is what makes the biggest difference of all.
professional baseball center fielder
To attain true success and happiness, you need to go beyond “Me” thinking and instead put others before yourself. – Yoichi Utebi
We must travel in the direction of our fear.
If you’re not moving forward and you’re not evolving, you’re devolving, and I don’t want to go backwards. I want to be better at what I do tomorrow than I am today.
Kids also learn faster because they don’t spend their time thinking up reasons why they can’t do it.
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
Don’t quit in the valley. God has a plan for you to reach the mountain top.
“If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”
The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself.
Listen to your customers, not your competitors.
“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.”
The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up – that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.”
Falling in love is easy, staying in love is a challenge, letting go is hard, and moving on is the hardest.
Ignoring isn’t the same as ignorance, you have to work at it.
A man is great not because he hasn’t failed; a man is great because failure hasn’t stopped him.
Acceptance is going to a restaurant where the salad’s not great, but the steak is fine.
actor, comedian, writer, director
No one expected me. Everything awaited me.
singer-songwriter, musician, writer
In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
You have to be vigilant about keeping your own fire alive.
Sometimes, carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement.
writer, philosopher, Nobel Prize winner
If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.
Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.
All the things of the universe are perfect miracles, each as profound as any.
We are the words; we are the music; we are the thing itself.
A self that goes on changing is a self that goes on living.
When I’m not feeling my best I ask myself, ‘What are you gonna do about it?’ I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me.
If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow.
singer, performer, actor
“Love does not dominate; it cultivates.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“When you adopt the viewpoint that there is nothing that exists that is not part of you, that there is no one who exists who is not part of you, that any judgment you make is self-judgment, that any criticism you level is self-criticism, you will wisely extend to yourself an unconditional love that will be the light of the world.”
“Love is what you’ve been through with somebody.”
“For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.”
“Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.’”
“Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.”
“Follow effective actions with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”
“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”
“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.”
“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.”
“A ship is always safe at shore but that is not what it’s built for.”
“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.”
C. G. Jung
Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.
I have never been able, really, to figure out where my life begins and where it ends. I have never, never been able to figure it all out, what it’s all about, what it all means.
Jonas Mekas, Lithuanian-American filmmaker, poet, and artist
Keep believing no matter how things appear. Your vision will carry you through.
Remember, for everything you have lost, you have gained something else.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.
Success is never so interesting as struggle — not even to the successful.
If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
entrepreneur, speaker, writer
Don’t rest on your laurels. There’s always going to be someone behind you who’s going to be better than you. So you need to get out there and keep working.
business executive, sports franchise owner, co-founder of BET
Patience is simply the mindset of saying “no thanks” to anxiety.
One of the hardest life lessons is letting go. Change isn’t easy, but it’s better than being stuck.
It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity.
If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
Look I probably should have told you this before but you see… well… insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.
Mortimer Brewster (played by Cary Grant) in the film Arsenic and Old Lace
“Good stories are not written. They are rewritten.”
“The first draft reveals the art; revision reveals the artist.”
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There comes a time when you have to stand up and be counted.
professional American football player
If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got.
A diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well.
You will never have to force anything that is meant to be.
Don’t worry about getting old, worry about thinking old.
When we are in love, we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.
I always say ‘Don’t make plans, make options.’
We cannot create compartments in life — political, economic, social, environmental. Whatever we do or don’t do affects and touches the wholeness, the homogeneity. We are forever organically related to wholeness.
We need to find our way back to love, and the forgotten garden of the soul reconnects us to love–this is a part of its mystery, its magic.
When you use a living medicine and get well, you feel that the world is alive and aware and wants to help you. People often talk about saving the Earth, but how many times have you experienced the Earth saving you?
Stephen Harrod Buhner
The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.
Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg,
US Supreme Court justice
“Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.”
“If I don’t train enough, of course I’m nervous.“
Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.
“She was powerful, not because she wasn’t scared, but because she went on so strongly despite the fear.”
“Hold on to that fundamental quality of faith. Have faith that on the other side of your pain is something good.” – Dwayne Johnson
If rioters come to your area, please remember, don’t be a litterbug.
Pick up your brass.
You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.
“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
“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.”
“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
A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
H. L. Mencken
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
George Bernard Shaw
In this game of life your family is the court and the ball is your heart. No matter how good you are, no matter how down you get, always leave your heart on the court.
Some events are in the area of the soul where words cannot penetrate.
The best fantasy is written in the language of dreams.
George R.R. Martin
Fall in love with who you are becoming.