Tag: Wisdom

Quotes April 27, 2020

“As long as you don’t forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy a rent-free space in your mind.”
Isabelle Holland
 
 
 
 
“I have endured a great deal of ridicule without much malice; and have received a great deal of kindness, not quite free from ridicule. I am used to it.”
Abraham Lincoln, November 2, 1863 in letter to James H. Hackett
 
 
 
 
“These are the few ways we can practice humility: To speak as little as possible of one’s self. To mind one’s own business. Not to want to manage other people’s affairs. To avoid curiosity. To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully. To pass over the mistakes of others. To accept insults and injuries. To accept being slighted, forgotten and disliked. To be kind and gentle even under provocation. Never to stand on one’s dignity. To choose always the hardest.”
Mother Teresa, The Joy in Loving: A Guide to Daily Living
 
 
 
 
“The greatest gift is the passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind.”
Elizabeth Hardwick, The Paris Review, interview
 
 
 
 
“Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving.”
Madeleine L’Engle
 
 
 
 
“I told myself, Malala, you have already faced death. This is your second life. Don’t be afraid — if you are afraid, you can’t move forward.”
Malala Yousafzai
 
 
 
 
When someone helps you and they are struggling too, that’s not help, that’s love.
Unknown

Quotes April 19, 2020

Do not forget old friends
you knew long before I met you
the times I know nothing about
being someone
who lives by himself
and only visits you on a raid
Leonard Cohen (1968)
 
 
 
 
“You are the poem I never knew how to write
and this life is the story I have always wanted to tell.”
Tyler Knott Gregson
 
 
 
 
“You were a risk,
a mystery,
and the most certain thing I’d ever known.”

“What a terrible waste of life it is,
to always take the easy path,
to never know what it is
to risk everything
for what you love.”
Beau Taplin
 
 
 
 
Show respect for the other person’s opinions. Never say, You’re wrong.
Dale Carnegie
 
 
 
 
Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.
A. A. Milne
 
 
 
 
You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
Michael Cunningham
 
 
 
 
There isn’t enough darkness in all the world to snuff out the light of one little candle.
Buddha
 
 
 
 

Sometimes a hug is worth more than a thousand words.
Unknown

Quotes April 14, 2020

“Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.”
Benjamin Franklin
 
 
 
 
“How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward.”
Spanish proverb
 
 
 
 
“In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.”
Fred Rogers
 
 
 
 
“One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.”
Bertrand Russell
 
 
 
 
“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.”
Peter Marshall
 
 
 
 
“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”
John Lubbock
 
 
 
 
“There is more to life than increasing its speed.”
Mahatma Gandhi
 
 
 
 
“When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.”
Winston Churchill
 
 
 
 
“Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff.”
Robert Eliot
 
 
 
 
“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.”
Winnie the Pooh
 
 
 
 
The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.
Tony Robbins
 
 
 
 
The biggest mistake we make is thinking life is all about our dreams and desires. We forget that God’s Will always comes first.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Sometimes we pray for God to change a situation when God wants the situation to change us.
Unknown

Quotes April 11, 2020

Never lose sleep over something that isn’t worth staying awake for.
Mark Amend
 
 
 
 
“Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.”
Brené Brown
 
 
 
 
“Self-discipline is self-caring.”
M. Scott Peck
 
 
 
 
“If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.”
Doug Larson
 
 
 
 
“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.”
Stephen Covey
 
 
 
 
“There are days I drop words of comfort on myself like falling leaves and remember that it is enough to be taken care of by myself.”
Brian Andreas
 
 
 
 
“How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ’em.”
Shel Silverstein
 
 
 
 
“When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits – anything that kept me small. My judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.”
Kim McMillen
 
 
 
 
“The challenge is not to be perfect — it is to be whole.”
Jane Fonda
 
 
 
 
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
Buddha
 
 
 
 
“We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.”
Dolly Parton
 
 
 
 
“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”
Shannon L. Alder
 
 
 
 
Words mean nothing if actions show the complete opposite.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
To believe means to hope for the best, endure the stress, passing every test and accepting nothing less.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
One day you’ll look back and realize that you worried too much about things that don’t really matter.
Unknown

Quotes April 06, 2020

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
Buddha
 
 
 
 
“People throw away what they could have by insisting on perfection, which they cannot have, and looking for it where they will never find it.”
Edith Schaeffer
 
 
 
 
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Confucius
 
 
 
 
“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
 
 
 
 
“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.”
Eleanor Roosevelt
 
 
 
 
Surround yourself with positive people.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Trust the timing of how things are unfolding for you.
Unknown

Quotes April 05, 2020

I learned a long time ago that there is something worse than missing the goal, and that’s not pulling the trigger.
Mia Hamm,
professional soccer player, Olympic gold medalist
 
 
 
 
Courage has nothing to do with our determination to be great. It has to do with what we decide in that moment when we are called upon to be more.
Rita Dove,
poet, writer, Pulitzer Prize winner, US poet laureate
 
 
 
 
Winning it once can be a fluke; winning it twice proves you are the best.
Althea Gibson,
professional tennis player, first African American to win a Grand Slam title
 
 
 
 
I can say what most conductors can’t say — I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.
Harriet Tubman,
abolitionist, political activist, Underground Railroad conductor
 
 
 
 
Courage is the commitment to begin without any guarantee of success.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
poet, playwright, writer, scientist, statesman, theater director, philosopher
 
 
 
 
If you can’t go straight ahead, you go around the corner.
Cher,
singer, entertainer, actress
 
 
 
 
Challenge yourself; it’s the only path which leads to growth.
Morgan Freeman,
actor, narrator
 
 
 
 
Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson),
writer, mathematician, clergyman
 
 
 
 
If you can stand in space just for a little while, a new door will open, or you’ll be able to see in the dark after a while. You’ll adjust.
Jane Campion,
filmmaker, screenwriter
 
 
 
 
If you’re really looking for something in particular, it helps to take your time.
Billy Gibbons,
musician, singer-songwriter, producer
 
 
 
 
Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season. It is today that our best work can be done.
I insist that the object of all true education is not to make men carpenters, it is to make carpenters men.
W.E.B. Du Bois,
sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, writer, editor
 
 
 
 
I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.
The problem is not making up the steps but deciding which ones to keep.
Mikhail Baryshnikov,
dancer, choreographer, actor
 
 
 
 
Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi,
patron saint of Italy, animals, ecology
 
 
 
 
It is wrong not to give a hand to the fallen; this law is universal to the whole human race.
Seneca the Elder,
orator

Quotes March 29, 2020

Strong people stand up for themselves, but stronger people stand up for others.
Chris Gardner
 
 
 
 
“Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.”
Parker Palmer
 
 
 
 
“I found in my research that the biggest reason people aren’t more self-compassionate is that they are afraid they’ll become self-indulgent. They believe self-criticism is what keeps them in line. Most people have gotten it wrong because our culture says being hard on yourself is the way to be.”
Kristen Neff
 
 
 
 
“A healthy self-love means we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take vacations, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we spoil ourselves from time to time. We feel comfortable doing things which add quality and beauty to life.”
Andrew Matthews
 
 
 
 
“Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.”
Sophia Loren
 
 
 
 
“Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.”
Roy T. Bennett
 
 
 
 
“The best way to succeed in this world is to act on the advice you give to others.”
Unknown
 
 
 
 
I salute those people who smile despite all of their problems.
Unknown
 
 
 
 

Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish them.
Unknown

Quotes March 28, 2020

“One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.”
Bertrand Russell
 
 
 
 
“Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.”
Christopher Germer
 
 
 
 
“Invent your world. Surround yourself with people, color, sounds, and work that nourish you.”
Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy
 
 
 
 
“Allow yourself to enjoy each happy moment in your life.”
Steve Maraboli
 
 
 
 
“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.”
Bob Moawad
 
 
 
 
“It is so important to take time for yourself and find clarity. The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself.”
Diane Von Furstenberg
 
 
 
 
“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.”
Jean Shinoda Bolen
 
 
 
 
“If you feel “burnout” setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself.”
Dalai Lama
 
 
 
 
“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”
John Lubbock
 
 
 
 
“Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.”
Anna Taylor

Quotes March 22, 2020

The butterfly does not look back upon its caterpillar self, either fondly or wistfully; it simply flies on.
Guillermo del Toro,
filmmaker, actor, writer
 
 
 
 
There’s always something to occupy the inquiring mind.
Margaret Atwood,
writer
 
 
 
 
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
Henry Ford,
industrialist, innovator, business magnate
 
 
 
 
I stopped worrying about the start. The end is what’s important.
Usain Bolt,
sprinter, world record holder, Olympic gold medalist
 
 
 
 
The appetites will rule if the mind is vacant.
Mary Wollstonecraft,
writer, philosopher, women’s rights advocate
March is Women’s History Month
 
 
 
 
Start each day with a grateful heart.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Keep the faith. Some of the most amazing things in life tend to happen right at the moment you’re about to give up.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Don’t stress over things you can’t change.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Your faith can move mountains and your doubt can create them.
Unknown

Quotes March 18, 2020

The problem is people are being hated when they are real, and are being loved when they are fake.
Bob Marley
 
 
 
 
“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”
Jack Kornfield
 
 
 
 
“Once you embrace your value, talents and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.”
Rob Liano
 
 
 
 
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 
 
 
“Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.”
Eleanor Brownn
 
 
 
 
“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”
Lucille Ball
 
 
 
 
“Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.”
Maxwell Maltz
 
 
 
 
“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.”
Brené Brown
 
 
 
 
“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
 
 
 
 
“If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.”
Charles Bukowski
 
 
 
 
“Our self-respect tracks our choices. Every time we act in harmony with our authentic self and our heart, we earn our respect. It is that simple. Every choice matters.”
Dan Coppersmith
 
 
 
 
“Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.”
Bell Hooks
 
 
 
 
“To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.”
Denis Waitley
 
 
 
 
“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
 
 
 
 
“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.”
Mark Twain
 
 
 
 
“People who love themselves, don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer.”
Dan Pearce
 
 
 
 
”If you don’t love yourself, nobody will. Not only that, you won’t be good at loving anyone else. Loving starts with the self.”
Wayne Dyer
 
 
 
 
“To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.”
Robert Morley
 
 
 
 
Talk with people who make you see the world differently.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
You cannot break a person who gets their strength from God.
Unknown