Tag: Wisdom

Quotes November 03, 2018

Courtesy of Gretchen Rubin

“The pleasure of perfume [is] among the most elegant and also most honorable enjoyments in life.”
Pliny, Natural History
“You tend to close your eyes to truth, beauty and goodness because they give no scope to your sense of the ridiculous.”
W. Somerset Maugham
“At Chartres I saw reverence rendered visible, and there my pilgrim spirit came to rest.”
Anne Truitt, Turn: The Journal of an Artist
“Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that, but simply growth. We are happy when we are growing.”
William Butler Yeats
“What we read with inclination makes a much stronger impression. If we read without inclination, half the mind is employed in fixing the attention; so there is but one half to be employed on what we read.”
Samuel Johnson in James Boswell’s The Life of Samuel Johnson
“Choose what is best, and habit will make it pleasant and easy.”
“The world as it is would always be a reminder of the world that was, and of the world that is to come.”
Wendell Berry, Jayber Crow
“It’s not enough to understand; you’ve got to do something.”
Sandra Day O’Connor

“The world only exists in your eyes—your conception of it. You can make it as big or as small as you want to.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Crack-Up


Quotes courtesy of Daily Good

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
Norman Cousins
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more.
Melodie Beattie
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
Vincent Van Gogh
Caring is not just another goal: it is a way of being embodied.
Tarthang Thulku
I am everybody and every time,
I always call myself by your name.
Pablo Neruda
God is not always silent, and man is not always blind. In every man’s life there are moments when there is a lifting of the veil.
Rabbi Abraham Heschel

Quotes November 01, 2018

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.
George Moore,
I am continually fascinated at the difficulty intelligent people have in distinguishing what is controversial from what is merely offensive.
Nora Ephron,
journalist, author and filmmaker
Freedom is the greatest of political goods.
Bertrand Russell,
Don’t wait for the stars to align, reach up and rearrange them the way you want.
Pharrell Williams
Don’t feel bad if people remember you only when they need you.
Feel privileged that you are like a candle that comes to their mind when there is darkness.
I know now that we never get over great losses; we absorb them, and they carve us into different, often kinder, creatures.

Quotes October 29, 2018

He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year.
Leonardo da Vinci,
artist, inventor and scientist
All you have to do is say something nobody understands and they’ll do practically anything you want them to.
J.D. Salinger,
Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; argument is an exchange of ignorance.
Robert Quillen,
journalist and humorist
Imagination is the highest kite that can fly.
Lauren Bacall,
“I have long held that stupidity is very largely the result of fear leading to mental inhibitions.”
Bertie Russell
What hurts the victim most is not the cruelty of the oppressor but the silence of the bystander.
Elie Wiesel,
Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor

Quotes October 17, 2018

“Happy Wednesday! Cast your love to all, trust in the team to which you are joined, and do not do wrong to others for your own self gratification. You are who you are; be happy with what you are called to do. Do not pretend to be like someone else for your gifts are unique to help lead you to the success as only you can define. Have a good day.”
Byron Pulsifer
I have been complimented myself a great many times, and they always embarrass me — I always feel that they have not said enough.
Mark Twain,
humorist and writer
“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal — a commitment to excellence — that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”
Mario Andretti
“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.”
Vince Lombardi
“Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
Calvin Coolidge
“I know what I have to do, and I’m going to do whatever it takes. If I do it, I’ll come out a winner, and it doesn’t matter what anyone else does.”
Florence Griffith Joyner
“Smiling is definitely one of the best beauty remedies. If you have a good sense of humor and a good approach to life, that’s beautiful.”
Rashida Jones
“If you’re reading this… Congratulations, you’re alive. If that’s not something to smile about, then I don’t know what is.”
Chad Sugg
“It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald
“A smile remains the most inexpensive gift I can bestow on anyone and yet its powers can vanquish kingdoms.”
Og Mandino
“Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question: What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize?”
Marcus Aurelius
“Whatever it takes to finish things, finish. You will learn more from a glorious failure than you ever will from something you never finished.”
Neil Gaiman
“If you are hurt, whether in mind or body, don’t nurse your bruises. Get up and light-heartedly, courageously, good temperedly get ready for the next encounter. This is the only way to take life – this is also ‘playing’ the game!”
Emily Post
“Every time you stay out late; every time you sleep in; every time you miss a workout; every time you don’t give 100% – You make it that much easier for me to beat you.”

Quotes October 14, 2018

“Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.”
Arthur Schopenhauer
“Clarity affords focus.”
Thomas Leonard
It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well.
Rene Descartes,
mathematician and philosopher
To succeed, planning alone is insufficient. One must improvise as well.
Isaac Asimov,
writer and professor
People try to do all sorts of clever and difficult things to improve life instead of doing the simplest, easiest thing — refusing to participate in activities that make life bad.
Leo Tolstoy,
“Do not seek the because—in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.”
“Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”
Anais Nin
“Love is like a flower; friendship is like a sheltering tree.”
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
“You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.”
Mary Tyler Moore
“I love the light for it shows me the way, yet I endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.”
Og Mandino
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
Oscar Wilde
“There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.”
Friedrich Nietzsche
“You’ll have bad times, but it’ll all wake you up to the good stuff you were not paying attention to”
Good Will Hunting
”It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will”
L.M. Montgomery
“The scary thing about distance is you don’t know whether they’ll miss you or forget you.”
Nicolas Sparks
“Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.”
Edna St Vincent Millay
“Love is missing someone whenever you’re apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you’re close in heart.”
Kay Knudsen
It’s hard when you miss people. But you know if you miss them, that means you’re lucky. It means you had someone special in your life, someone worth missing.”
Nikki Schiefelbein
“I miss you like the sun misses the flowers, like the sun misses the flowers in the depths of winter, instead of beauty to direct it’s light to, the heart hardens like the frozen world which your absence has banished me to.”
William in “A Knight’s Tale”
“Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary”
The Dead Poets Society
“I will survive my grief. Amen. I have run into the darkness and arrived in the morning still living. Amen. I have made my home anywhere I still have a name. Amen. I swear that they cannot kill us all. Amen”
Hanif Willis-Abdurraquib
“I am building a fire, and every day I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match”
Mia Hamm

“I will not let anyone scare me out of my full potential”
Nicki Minaj

“True forgiveness is when you can say, ‘Thank you for that experience'”
Oprah Winfrey

Quotes October 02, 2018

Today I escaped from the crush of circumstances, or better put, I threw them out, for the crush wasn’t from outside me but in my own assumptions.”
Marcus Aurelius
“Ego says, ‘Once everything falls into place, I’ll feel peace. Spirit says, ‘Find your peace, and then everything will fall into place.”
Marianne Williamson
Your energy is a valuable resource; distribute it wisely.
Jay Samit,
digital media innovator
In time of crisis, we summon up our strength. Then, if we are lucky, we are able to call every resource, every forgotten image that can leap to our quickening, every memory that can make us know our power.
Muriel Rukeyser,
“The struggle of my life created empathy – I could relate to pain, being abandoned, having people not love me.”
Oprah Winfrey
“You are strong for getting out of bed in the morning when it feels like hell. You are brave for doing things even though they scare you or make you anxious. And you are amazing for trying and holding on no matter how hard life gets.”
You have to find something. Something that anchors you, something that keeps you looking forward. Even on the bad days, the days when you’re tempted to look back.

Quotes September 29, 2018

Don’t mistake silence for weakness. Smart people don’t plan big moves out loud.
The Good Vibe
Don’t measure my intelligence on your ability to understand me.
We all eat lies when our hearts are hungry.
The Unbound Spirit
Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end.
Bob Marley
Be with someone who understands how rare your love is.

Quotes September 20, 2018

A friend of whatever kind is important, and this one learns as one grows older.
John D. Rockefeller,
There’s a world of difference between a strong ego, which is essential, and a large ego — which can be destructive.
Lee Iacocca,
auto executive
Ecology and spirituality are fundamentally connected, because deep ecological awareness, ultimately, is spiritual awareness.
Fritjof Capra
Spiritual awakening has to do with transcending this sense of separation and difference and waking up to the vitality and brilliance of the universe.
Albert Flynn DeSilver
Temperate, sincere and intelligent inquiry and discussion are only to be dreaded by the advocates of error. The truth need not fear them.
James Rush,
“Exuberance is beauty.”
William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
“If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.”
Emily Dickinson
Any pleasure that does no harm to other people is to be valued.
Bertrand Russell, Conquest of Happiness

Quotes September 04, 2018

Strong people have a strong sense of self-worth and self-awareness; they don’t need the approval of others.
Roy T. Bennett
Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.
Lao Tzu
Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and try to duplicate it.
Bruce Lee
A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
Mark Twain
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
Lucille Ball
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn’t have the time to sit around and talk about you. What’s important to me is not others’ opinions of me, but what’s important to me is my opinion of myself.
The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.
C. JoyBell C.
Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.
Dorothy M. Neddermeyer
Know your worth. People always act like they’re doing more for you than you’re doing for them.
Kanye West
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.
Marie Curie
It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures.
Oprah Winfrey
Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.
Theodore Roosevelt
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are what we believe we are.
C.S. Lewis
Follow your dreams, believe in yourself and don’t give up.
Rachel Corrie
If you’re following your dreams, you’re doing something you love and that you believe in yourself for.
McKayla Maroney
When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.
Jodi Picoult
Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.
Peter T. Mcintyre
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale
If you want to improve your self-worth, stop giving other people the calculator.
Tim Farg
If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent van Gogh
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude
Thomas Jefferson
Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have.
Brian Tracy
Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.
Self-worth comes from one thing – thinking that you are worthy.
Wayne Dwyer
“Always remember that you were once alone, and the crowd you see in your life today are just as unnecessary as when you were alone.”
Michael Bassey Johnson
Low self-esteem is like driving through life with the hand-break on.
Maxwell Maltz
Role models are only of limited use. For no-one is as important, potentially powerful and as key in your life and world as you.
Rasheed Ogunlaru
When teachers doubt your potential, show them how wrong they truly are.
Ace Antonio Hall

Quotes August 29, 2018

There is light in the darkness. You just have to find it.
Find ecstasy in life: the mere sense of living is joy enough.
To drop into being means to recognize your interconnectedness with all life…
Your very nature is being part of larger and larger spheres of wholeness.
Change is the end result of all true learning.
Leo Buscaglia
Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.
Ernest Dimnet
Every artist was at first an amateur.
Ralph W. Emerson
Education is the ability to meet life’s situations.
Dr. John G. Hibben
Learning starts with failure; the first failure is the beginning of education.
John Hersey
It is as impossible to withhold education from the receptive mind as it is impossible to force it upon the unreasoning.
Agnes Repplierg
Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.
Marian Wright Edelman
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
C.S. Lewis