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Quotes April 11, 2019

It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.
Max Eastman,
writer, poet and political activist

 
 
 
 
I am different, not less.
Temple Grandin,
professor of animal science, author and advocate for those with autism
 
 
 
 
One need not hope in order to undertake, nor succeed in order to persevere.
William the Silent,
Dutch revolutionary
 
 
 
 
Stop holding your truth; speak your truth. Be yourself. It’s the healthiest way to be.
Tiffany Haddish,
comedian and actress
 
 
 
 
To consider oneself different from ordinary men is wrong, but it is right to hope that one will not remain like ordinary men.
Yoshida Shoin,
scholar
 
 
 
 
You never learn it all. … I don’t care if you’re the greatest, there’s always something to learn.
Otis Rush,
blues guitarist
 
 
 
 
There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance next time.
Malcolm X,
minister and human rights activist
 
 
 
 
To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.
Leonard Bernstein,
composer
 
 
 
 
Finding inner peace is vital. If you don’t have inner peace, you are not living.
Kristoff St. John,
actor
 
 
 
 
If you’ve never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden.
Robert Brault,
writer
 
 
 
 
Sometimes you think of things to say and you don’t say them and you think, “What a good decision!”
Jeffrey Toobin,
lawyer, author and political analyst
 
 
 
 
Ideas are like pizza dough, made to be tossed around.
Anna Quindlen,
writer

Quotes March 23, 2019

Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.
Cherokee Proverb
 
 
 
 
Some days it just flows and I feel like I’m born to do this, other days it feels like I’m trudging through hell. Everyday I make the choice to show up and see what I’ve got, and to try and be better.
My advice? Keep showing up.
Des Linden
 
 
 
 
In a culture that seeks instant results, we must learn the beauty of effort, patience and perseverance. Be strong, present and steadfast.
marcandangel
 
 
 
 
You can have results or excuses. Not both.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
 
 
 
 
You need to ignore what everyone else is doing and achieving. Your life is about breaking your own limits and outgrowing yourself to live your best life. You are not in competition with anyone else. Plan to outdo your past, not other people.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Train your mind to see the good in every situation.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Success in 9 words:
Do all the crap you don’t feel like doing.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
My strength did not come from lifting weights. My strength came from lifting myself up every time I was knocked down.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
Devote yourself to an idea. Go make it happen. Struggle on it. Overcome your fears. Smile. Don’t you forget: this is your dream.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Free will.
Let’s not blame others for our choices.
Unknown

Quotes March 20, 2019

In this life, people will love you and people will hate you and none of that will have anything to do with you.
Abraham Hicks
 
 
 
 
You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.
Johnny Cash
 
 
 
 
If it always the start that requires the greatest effort.
James Cash Penney
 
 
 
 
A strong woman knows she has strength enough for the journey, but a woman of strength knows it is in the journey where she will become strong.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Worrying is a waste of time. Good and bad thing will happen in life. You just have to keep living and not stress over what you can’t control.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Leadership is not a position or a title, it is action and example.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
I don’t care how much weight you lifted in the gym today, I care more if you held the door for the person walking in behind you.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
Happiness is when you realize your children have turned out to be good people.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Your attention please:
No one is coming to save you.
This life of yours is 100% your responsibility.
Unknown

Quotes March 03, 2019

Today, people struggle to find what’s real. Everything has become so synthetic that a lot of people, all they want is to grasp onto hope.
Bob Marley,
singer, songwriter and activist
 
 
 
 
Scarcity of self-value cannot be remedied by money, recognition, affection, attention or influence.
Gary Zukav
 
 
 
 
“When you’re constantly thinking of others and what they must be thinking or feeling or expecting, you wind up in this perpetual state of trying to please them. You see yourself through their eyes and you lose sight of who you are.”
Michael Soll, Scorched
 
 
 
 
Find the love you seek, by first finding the love within yourself. Learn to rest in that place within you that is your true home.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
 
 
 
 
“You were born an original work of art. Stay original always. Originals cost more than imitations.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem
 
 
 
 
“Love yourself and dream bigger.”
Teresa Collins, Live LIFE in All Caps: The Teresa Collins Story
 
 
 
 
To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now.
Alan Cohen
 
 
 
 
We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.
Mary Dunbar
 
 
 
 
“You can receive all the compliments in the world, but that won’t do a thing unless you believe it yourself.”
Criss Jami, Healology
 
 
 
 
“Respect, Love, and Value yourself. Always remember to be good to yourself by taking care of yourself. Make yourself a priority and know that it’s okay. Don’t feel guilty for loving yourself, first! You’re just as important as anybody else.”
Stephanie Lahart
 
 
 
 
Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting.
William Shakespeare, Henry V.
 
 
 
 
“The absence of self-love can never be replaced with the presence of people’s love for you.”
Edmond Mbiaka
 
 
 
 
“Love yourself enough to have a meaningful life.”
Millen Livis
 
 
 
 
“Don’t suffocate your spirit for the lessons that were only passing through spring.”
Nikki Rowe
 
 
 
 
If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.
Barbara De Angelis
 
 
 
 
“You are not an option, a choice or a soft place to land after a long battle. You were meant to be the one. If you can wrap yourself around the idea that you are something incredible, then you will stop excusing behavior that rapes your very soul. You were never meant to teach someone to love you. You were meant to be loved.”
Shannon L. Alder
 
 
 
 
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.
Abraham Lincoln
 
 
 
 
“You are responsible for who you become… Love yourself, like your speed; Leave your scars; live your skills!”
Israel more Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Quotes February 25, 2019

“Begin it now. The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.”
William Hutchison Murray
 
 
 
 
“Never allow anyone to rain on your parade and thus cast a pall of gloom and defeat on the entire day. Remember that no talent, no self-denial, no brains, no character, are required to set up in the fault-finding business. Nothing external can have any power over you unless you permit it. Your time is too precious to be sacrificed in wasted days combating the menial forces of hate, jealously, and envy. Guard your fragile life carefully. Only God can shape a flower, but any foolish child can pull it to pieces.”
Og Mandino
 
 
 
 
“Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.”
Andrew Carnegie
 
 
 
 
“When any fit of anxiety or gloominess or perversion of the mind lays hold upon you, make it a rule not to publish it by complaints but exert your whole care to hide it. By endeavoring to hide it, you will drive it away.”

“When once a man has made celebrity necessary to his happiness, he has put it in the power of the weakest and most timorous malignity, if not to take away his satisfaction, at least to withhold it. His enemies may indulge their pride by airy negligence and gratify their malice by quiet neutrality.”
Dr. Samuel Johnson
 
 
 
 
“You either get bitter or you get better. It’s that simple. You either take what has been dealt to you and allow it to make you a better person, or you allow it to tear you down. The choice does not belong to fate, it belongs to you.”
Josh Shipp
 
 
 
 
“My will shall shape my future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man’s doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny.”
Elaine Maxwell
 
 
 
 
“The difference between great people and everyone else is that great people create their lives actively, while everyone else is created by their lives, passively waiting to see where life takes them next. The difference between the two is the difference between living fully and just existing.”
Michael E. Gerber
 
 
 
 
“A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.”
James Allen
 
 
 
 
“If you’re always in a hurry, always trying to get ahead of the other guy, or someone else’s performance is what motivates you, then that person is in control of you.”
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
 
 
 
 
“Flow with whatever is happening and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.”
Chuang Tzu
 
 
 
 
“When things go wrong as they sometimes will,

When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,

When the funds are low and the debts are high,

And you want to smile but you have to sigh,

When care is pressing you down a bit

Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.

Success is failure turned inside out,

The silver tint on the clouds of doubt,

And you can never tell how close you are,

It may be near when it seems afar.

So, stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit

“It’s when things go wrong that you mustn’t quit.”
Unknown

Quotes February 24, 2019

I never thought of being blind as a disadvantage, and I never thought of being black as a disadvantage. I am what I am. I love me!
Stevie Wonder,
singer, musician, songwriter and record producer
 
 
 
 
“To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.”
Picabo Street
 
 
 
 
There are two ways to get enough: one is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.
G. K. Chesterton
 
 
 
 
We have all been placed on this earth to discover our own path, and we will never be happy if we live someone else’s side of life.
James Van Praagh
 
 
 
 
I never lose. Either I win or I learn.
Big Empire
 
 
 
 
Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.
Schopenhauert
 
 
 
 
Everyone you meet always asks if you have a career, are married or own a house as life was some kind of grocery list. But no one ever asks you if you are happy.
Heath Ledger
 
 
 
 
Too many critics with no credentials.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Life is too ironic to fully understand it. It takes sadness to know what happiness is. Noise to appreciate silence & absence to value presence.
Unknown

Quotes February 21, 2019

Every man prays in his own language.
Duke Ellington,
jazz composer
 
 
 
 
7 x 7 + love = An amount Infinitely above: 7 x 7 – love
Langston Hughes,
poet, social activist and leader of the Harlem Renaissance
 
 
 
 
I have had a significant loss of clout. I will have to make up for it with hard work and with extra effort.
John Dingell,
longest-serving congressperson in American history
 
 
 
 
I didn’t break the rules, but I challenged the rules.
Ella Baker,
civil rights and human rights activist
 
 
 
 
When I see myself as an old woman, I just think about being happy. And hopefully, I’ll still be fly.
Rihanna,
singer and songwriter
 
 
 
 
I don’t listen to what art critics say. I don’t know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is.
Jean-Michel Basquiat,
artist
 
 
 
 
Play with it. Improvise. Become more creative. Not because you have to, but because you want to. Evolution is the secret for the next step.
Karl Lagerfeld,
fashion designer
1933-2019
 
 
 
 
True love does have the power to redeem but only if we are ready for redemption.
bell hooks,
professor, feminist and author focusing on the intersection of race, gender and capitalism
 
 
 
 

Evil communication corrupts good manners. I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners.
Benjamin Banneker,
first African-American man of science

Quotes February 18, 2019

“Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.”
Rabindranath Tagore
 
 
 
 
“The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.”
Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die
 
 
 
 
“Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious consumer.

On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio.”
Hunter S. Thompson
 
 
 
 
“What I’m not sure about, is if our lives have been so different from the lives of the people we save. We all complete. Maybe none of us really understand what we’ve lived through, or feel we’ve had enough time.”
Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go
 
 
 
 
“My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus.” [The Science of Second-Guessing (New York Times Magazine Interview, December 12, 2004)]”
Stephen Hawking
 
 
 
 
“Admiration for a quality or an art can be so strong that it deters us from striving to possess it.”
Friedrich Nietzsche
 
 
 
 
“In the age-old contest between popularity and principle, only those willing to lose for their convictions are deserving of posterity’s approval.”
Gerald R. Ford
 
 
 
 
“Whatever your sex or position, life is a battle in which you are to show your pluck, and woe be to the coward. Whether passed on a bed of sickness or a tented field, it is ever the same fair play and admits no foolish distinction. Despair and postponement are cowardice and defeat. Men were born to succeed, not to fail.”
Henry David Thoreau

Quotes February 16, 2019

Be Smart Enough To Be Different, Be Strong Enough To Stand Alone.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
You are strong enough, you should be the one making your own rules and you don’t have to care about how others think about you.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.
Vernon Howard
 
 
 
 
“Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.”
Ziad K. Abdelnour, Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics
 
 
 
 
Hold your head high
Look the world straight in the eye.
Helen Keller
 
 
 
 
Your job is not to judge. Your job is not to figure out if someone deserves something. Your job is to lift the fallen, to restore the broken, and to heal the hurting.
Joel Osteen
 
 
 
 
True leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.
Tom Peters
 
 
 
 
“Above all challenge yourself. You may well surprise yourself at what strengths you have, what you can accomplish.”
Cecile Springer
 
 
 
 
“Sometimes we fight who we are, struggling against ourselves and our natures. But we must learn to accept who we are and appreciate who we become. We must love ourselves for what and who we are, and believe in our talents.”
Harley King
 
 
 
 
“Our strength lies, not alone in our proving grounds and our stockpiles, but in our ideals, our goals, and their universal appeal to all men who are struggling to breathe free.”
Adlai Stevenson
 
 
 
 
“Native vigor of impulses and desires conserved by education and experience, the establishment of inner harmony and cooperation among the powers and capacities of the soul, the formation of a life purpose, and the direction of the individual life in accordance with the eternal principles of right that underlie human progress, these are the elements of both strength and righteousness in human character.”
Edward Sisson
 
 
 
 
“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes gain.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
 
 
 
 
“The honey doesn’t taste so good once it is being eaten; the goal doesn’t mean so much once it is reached; the reward is no so rewarding once it has been given. If we add up all the rewards in our lives, we won’t have very much.

But if we add up the spaces *between* the rewards, we’ll come up with quite a bit. And if we add up the rewards *and* the spaces, then we’ll have everything – every minute of the time that we spent.” Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh
 
 
 
 
“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
 
 
 
 
“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 — then make that day count!”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being

Quotes February 12, 2019

Revolution begins in the kitchen.
Helen Garner,
writer, from “Other People’s Children”
 
 
 
 
Conflicts may be the sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality but they may also lead to greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unities, which flourish in the tensions that engender them.
Karl Jaspers,
psychiatrist and philosopher
 
 
 
 
We are told we must choose — the old or the new. In fact, we must choose both.
Susan Sontag,
writer
 
 
 
 
Do not go mental, and with that, goodnight.
John Cooper Clarke,
punk performance poet
 
 
 
 
I was willing to do whatever I had to do to break that barrier because all I kept hearing was, ‘If you only had the experience.’ I was trying to eliminate that excuse.
Frank Robinson,
first black Major League Baseball manager
 
 
 
 
No greater glory, no greater honor, is the lot of man departing than a feeling possessed deep in his heart that the world is a better place for his having lived.
Robert Sengstacke Abbott,
founder and editor of The Chicago Defender, the most widely circulated black newspaper in the US
 
 
 
 
Perhaps there has been, at some point in history, some great power whose elevation was exempt from the violent exploitation of other human bodies. If there has been, I have yet to discover it.
Ta-Nehisi Coates,
writer