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Quotes August 27, 2019

It is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning in this broken world.
all you can do
is lie in bed,
and hope
to fall asleep
you fall apart.”
William C. Hannan
“The courage it took to get out of bed each morning
to face the same things over and over was enormous.”
Charles Bukowski
“It’s funny, but have you ever noticed that the more special something is, the more people seem to take it for granted? It’s like they think it won’t ever change.

Just like this house here. All it ever needed was a little attention, and it would never have ended up like this in the first place.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding
If it’s not your story to tell, you don’t tell it.
Iyanla Vanzant
“Forgiveness has nothing to do with absolving a criminal of his crime. It has everything to do with relieving oneself of the burden of being a victim–letting go of the pain and transforming oneself from victim to survivor.”
C.R. Strahan
“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.”
Stephen Hawking
“You must, for the sake of your sanity, transcend disappointment.”

Quotes August 19, 2019

“So, never be afraid. Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion, against injustice and lying and greed. If you, not just you in this room tonight, but in all the thousands of other rooms like this one about the world today and tomorrow and next week, will do this, not as a class or classes, but as individuals, men and women, you will change the earth.”
William Faulkner
“There are two means of refuge from the misery of life — music and cats.”
Albert Schweitzer
“The trouble is if you don’t spend your life yourself, other people spend it for you.”
Peter Shaffer, Five Finger Exercise
“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”

“A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.”
Kurt Vonnegut
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
George Bernard Shaw
“If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.”
Emily Dickinson
“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.”
Albert Camus
“One cannot conceive of objectivity without subjectivity.”

“Any situation in which some men prevent others from engaging in the process of inquiry is one of violence;… to alienate humans from their own decision making is to change them into objects.”

“If the structure does not permit dialogue the structure must be changed.”

“Leaders who do not act dialogically, but insist on imposing their decisions, do not organize the people–they manipulate them. They do not liberate, nor are they liberated: they oppress.”
Paulo Freire
“Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.”
Stephen King
“If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”
E.B. White
“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”
Marie Curie
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
Anne Frank
“We’re all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
Isaac Asimov
“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”
Dr. Seuss
“Laughter is poison to fear.”
George R.R. Martin
“Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.”
Shirley Maclaine
“If it is true that there are as many minds as there are heads, then there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts.”
Leo Tolstoy
“When politicians start talking about large groups of their fellow Americans as ‘enemies,’ it’s time for a quiet stir of alertness. Polarizing people is a good way to win an election, and also a good way to wreck a country.”

“I prefer someone who burns the flag and then wraps themselves up in the Constitution over someone who burns the Constitution and then wraps themselves up in the flag.”
Molly Ivins
“You do not notice changes in what is always before you.”
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”
George Bernard Shaw
“To be furious, is to be frighted out of fear.”
William Shakespeare
“Ignorance is the parent of fear.”
Herman Melville
“The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear.”
So then there was the Greek, Socrates, he was great… He invented questioning. Before Socrates, no questioning. Everyone sort of went, ”Yeah, I suppose so.”
Eddie Izzard
“Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes.”

“It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind.”

“The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and how he treats people who can’t fight back.”
Abigail Van Buren

Quotes August 15, 2019

We could never learn to be brave & patient, if there were only joys in the world.
Helen Keller
The way we choose to see the world creates the world we see.
Barry Neil Kaufman
I began learning long ago that those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.
Booker T. Washington
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
Paulo Coelho
Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.
Robert Tew
Being rejected from something good just means you were being pointed towards something better.
If you don’t step forward you will always remain in the same place.
The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us, but those who win battles we know nothing about.
Look for something positive in each day, even if some days you have to look a little harder.
A secret to happiness is letting every situation be what it is instead of what you think it should be, and then making the best of it.
Instead of complaining about your circumstances, get busy and create some new ones.
God doesn’t give you the people you want, he gives you the people you need.
Deal with your problems before they deal with your happiness.

Quotes August 13, 2019

It is our failure to become of our perceived ideal that ultimately defines us and makes us unique. It’s not easy, but if you accept your misfortune and handle it right, your perceived failure can become a catalyst for profound reinvention.
Conan O’Brien
Life is short. There is no time to leave important words unsaid.
Paulo Coelho,
Brazilian novelist
Saying it again for emphasis:
Must never be operated for profit:
1) Healthcare
2) Prisons
3) Education

Those correspond exactly with:
1) Life
2) Liberty
3) The Pursuit of Happiness
Jess Phoenix
Never apologize for having high standards. People who really want to be in your life will rise up to meet them.
Ziad K. Abdelnour,
Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
Benjamin Franklin
What did father use to say? Everything before the word “but” is horse shit.
Jon Snow
“Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, be strong and keep reminding your self that everything happens for a reason.”
John Mayer
Anything that is “wrong” with you began as a survival mechanism in childhood.
Dr. Gabor Maté
Discipline is doing what needs to be done even though you don’t want to.
You can’t force a person to show you respect, but you can refuse to be disrespected.
If today was perfect there would be no need for tomorrow.

Quotes August 12, 2019

If you’re willing to fail interestingly, you tend to succeed interestingly.
Edward Albee,
Shoulda, coulda, woulda. It’s so easy in the past tense.
Sarah Dessen,
One sometimes finds what one is not looking for.
Sir Alexander Fleming,
physician, scientist who discovered penicillin
When everything is connected to everything else, for better or for worse, everything matters.
Bruce Mao,
Ideas are like fish. If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you’ve got to go deeper.
David Lynch,
Research is a matter of overcoming obstacles.
Alexander Dalgarno,
physicist, known as the father of molecular astrophysics
This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor ever rising.
John Muir,
naturalist, writer, conservationist
Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.
Lucy Maud Montgomery,
The wise man doesn’t give the right answers, he poses the right questions.
Claude Levi-Strauss,
social anthropologist
A book read by a thousand different people is a thousand different books.
Andrei Tarkovsky,
If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.
Andrew Carnegie,
industrialist, business magnate, philanthropist
You can’t sit around and wait for somebody to say who you are. You need to write it and paint it and do it.
Faith Ringgold,
Generosity is the best investment.
Diane von Furstenberg,
fashion designer

Quotes August 10, 2019

We stopped checking for monsters under the bed when we realized they were inside of us.
Charles Darwin
Be who you needed when you were younger.
Ayesha Siddiqi
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.”
Jacob Nordby
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
Dolly Parton
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.
Navajo Proverb
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.

Quotes August 03, 2019

The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.
Vince Lombardi
Don’t quit. You’re already in pain. You’re already hurt. Get a reward from it!
Eric Thomas
No amount of security is worth the suffering of a mediocre life chained to a routine that has killed your dreams.
Maya Mendoza
An idiot with a plan can beat a genius with out a plan.
Warren Buffett
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.
Pedro Bial.
Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.
Mark Twain
Things that excite you are not random. They are connected to your purpose. Follow them.

Quotes July 25, 2019

Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.
Edgar Degas,
Life is the past, the present and the perhaps.
Bette Davis,
Where would be the merit if heroes were never afraid?
Alphonse Daudet,
Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different.
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi,
biochemist, Nobel Prize winner, the first to isolate vitamin C
It is awfully important to know what is and what is not your business.
Gertrude Stein,

Quotes July 16, 2019

The Greatest Prison that People Live in is the Fear of What Other People Think.
Louise Armstrong.

“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.”
Emily Maroutian
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.
Brendon Burchard
author of The Charge
“Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it.”
Don Herold
“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.

Quotes July 15, 2019

It’s not your job to like me. It’s mine.
Byron Katie
Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.
Christopher Benson
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
Truman Capote
People rarely succeed unless they are having fun in what they are doing.
Dale Carnegie
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.