Category: Quotes

Quotes & Memes

Quotes May 28, 2022

How high you fly is derived from how big you think.
Robin Sharma – Writer
 
 
 
 
Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.”
Rachel Carson
 
 
 
 
“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 
 
 
“The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.”
John F. Kennedy
 
 
 
 
Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone else’s life forever.
Margaret Cho
 
 
 
 
“Young girls need to see role models in whatever careers they may choose, just so they can picture themselves doing those jobs someday. You can’t be what you can’t see.”
Sally Ride
 
 
 
 
Staying positive doesn’t mean you have to be happy all the time. It means that even on the hard days you know better ones are coming.
Unknown

Quotes May 27, 2022

Quotes May 26, 2022

I could not turn back the time for the political change, but there is still time to save our heritage.
Queen Lili’uokalani,
first sovereign queen and last monarch of the Hawaiian islands
May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
 
 
 
 
We have the opportunity to lay the foundations for a way of life more aligned with the deeper truths of the Earth and our own sacred nature.
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
 
 
 
 
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives,
Annie Dillard
 
 
 
 
If you have no intention of loving or being loved, the whole journey is pointless.
Kate DiCamillo
 
 
 
 
May we find our foundation in the work of Love; demanding, tiring, true and human and holy.
Padraig O Tuama
 
 
 
 
Victory is in having done your best. If you’ve done your best, you’ve won.
Billy Bowerman – 1911-1999 – Track and Field Coach-Co-Founder of Nike, Inc.
 
 
 
 
I just want to live the moment. I don’t want to know how it’s going to be, or how it’s going to be there at the end. I just want to live it.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga,
professional tennis player
 
 
 
 
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
 
 
 
 
“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”
Nelson Mandela
 
 
 
 
Being positive is a sign of intelligence.
Maxime Lagace – Professional Hockey Player

Quotes May 25, 2022

Courtesy of Henrik Edberg The Positivity Blog

“I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I’d invented it, because it is very true.”

Audrey Hepburn
 
 
 
 
“Be happy. It really annoys negative people.”

Ricky Gervais
 
 
 
 
“This planet has – or rather had – a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movement of small green pieces of paper, which was odd because on the whole it wasn’t the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.”

Douglas Adams
 
 
 
 
“Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away.”

Benjamin Franklin
 
 
 
 
“Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.”

Stephen Hawking
 
 
 
 
“A failure is like fertilizer; it stinks to be sure, but it makes things grow faster in the future.”

Denis Waitley
 
 
 
 
“Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.”

Dale Carnegie
 
 
 
 
“To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.”

Gustave Flaubert
 
 
 
 
“Before you marry a person, you should first make them use a computer with slow Internet to see who they really are.”

Will Ferrell
 
 
 
 
“Every time you feel yourself being pulled into other people’s drama, repeat these word: Not my circus, not my monkeys.”

Polish Proverb
 
 
 
 
“I may be a living legend, but that sure don’t help when I’ve got to change a flat tire.”

Roy Orbison
 
 
 
 
“Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.”

Will Rogers
 
 
 
 
“Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else’s can shorten it.”

Cullen Hightower
 
 
 
 
“You know, some people say life is short and that you could get hit by a bus at any moment and that you have to live each day like it’s your last. Bullshit. Life is long. You’re probably not gonna get hit by a bus. And you’re gonna have to live with the choices you make for the next fifty years.”

Chris Rock
 
 
 
 
“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.”

Theodore Roosevelt
 
 
 
 
“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”

George Burns
 
 
 
 
“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

Quotes May 24, 2022

Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
Richard Bach – Writer
 
 
 
 
You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.
Oprah Winfrey – Actress-Entrepreneur-Talk Show Host-Media Executive-Philanthropist
 
 
 
 
“Try to turn every disaster into an opportunity.”
John D. Rockefeller
 
 
 
 
We have to forget. Or we’d never sleep ever again.
Ali Smith,
writer, playwright, journalist
 
 
 
 
“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.”
Duke Ellington
 
 
 
 
Love is the big booming beat which covers up the noise of hate.
Margaret Cho,
actor, comedian, musician, writer
May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
 
 
 
 
“I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.”
Kahlil Gibran

 
 
 
 
Be brave when you are scared, and humble when you are victorious.
Unknown

Quotes May 22 & 23, 2022

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“Life is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid.”
Langston Hughes
 
 
 
 
“Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.”
Socrates
 
 
 
 
“You could leave life right now.” “Let that determine what you do and say and think.”
Marcus Aurelius
Meditations
 
 
 
 
“You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside and hustle for your worthiness.”
Brene Brown
 
 
 
 
“Sometimes you’ve got to look straight into the tired eyes of the woman staring back at you in the mirror and tell her that she deserves the best kind of love, the best kind of life, and devote yourself to giving it to her all over again.”
S.C. Lourie
 
 
 
 
“Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It’s the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps.”
Sharon Draper
 
 
 
 
“Smile, breathe, and go slowly.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
 
 
 
 
“No matter what kind of stuff you tell the world, or tell yourself, your actions reveal your real values. Your actions show you what you actually want.”
Derek Sivers
 
 
 
 
“‘What should I do?’ I asked myself. ‘Spend another two miserable years like this? Or should I truly welcome my panic?’ I decided to really let go of wanting to block, get rid of, or fight it. I would finally learn how to live with it, and to use it as support for my meditation and awareness. I welcomed it for real. What began to happen was that the panic was suspended in awareness. On the surface level was panic, but beneath it was awareness, holding it. This is because the vital first step to breaking the cycle of the anxious mind is to connect to awareness.”
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
 
 
 
 
“Don’t waste your time and energy trying to convince people to value you. If you have to fight for their attention and respect, it’s time to move on.”
Lori Deschane

Quotes May 21, 2022

Every soul on this earth is an undiscovered ocean. Every person an entire ecosystem of love, experience and beauty . Make sure you swim deeply with the ones you love and sail towards the people you’ve yet to discover
David Clark
 
 
 
 
“All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender. For it is all give and no take.”
Mahatma Gandhi
 
 
 
 
“Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great.”
Cherilyn “Cher” Sarkisian
 
 
 
 
“The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one’s appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.”
Amelia Earhart
 
 
 
 
Success is a consequence and must not be a goal.
Gustave Flaubert – 1821-1880 – Novelist
 
 
 
 
Doubt can motivate you, so don’t be afraid of it. Confidence and doubt are at two ends of the scale, and you need both.
Barbra Streisand
 
 
 
 
There are two kinds of people who sit around all day thinking about killing people…mystery writers and serial killers. I’m the kind that pays better.
Richard Castle
 
 
 
 
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
George Bernard Shaw
 
 
 
 
“People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.”
The best things in life show up unannounced when conditions are met.
Kindness and joy are better given than sought.
Edmund Hillary
 
 
 
 
“With belief and passion, I feel anyone can tap into their energy and create the life they choose. It just takes a while to build a path that is beautiful and yours.”
Topher Kearby
 
 
 
 
Apple doesn’t need to maximize book sales. It simply needs to keep publishers happy enough to maintain an impressive-sounding inventory of titles while waiting for entirely new forms of publishing to develop.
Virginia Postrel
 
 
 
 
If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.
Doug Larson
 
 
 
 
Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.
Unknown

Quotes May 20, 2022

Quotes May 19, 2022

My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.
Henry Rollins
(I saw this at Providence, must be from their Rock ‘N Roll Bible~)
 
 
 
 
I don’t dwell on success. Maybe that’s one reason I’m successful.
Calvin Klein – Fashion Designer
 
 
 
 
We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success.
Samuel Smiles – 1812-1904 – Author
 
 
 
 
That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
Abraham Lincoln – 1809-1865 – 16th President of the United States of America
 
 
 
 
“Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.”
Henry Van Dyke Jr.
 
 
 
 
“The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.”
Albert Einstein
 
 
 
 
“Say ‘yes,’ and you’ll figure it out later.”
Tina Fey
 
 
 
 
“One man can make a difference and every man should try.”
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
 
 
 
 
“Power” is an abstraction, but its exercise requires tangible organization and institutions.
To concentrate power is to increase it, the whole becomes more than the sum of its parts.
Richard N. Goodwin,
speechwriter, presidential adviser
 
 
 
 
I have been driven by curiosity rather than certainty, by the wish to understand rather than the desire to pass judgment.
Ramachandra Guha,
historian, writer, environmentalist
 
 
 
 
I am learning to fly before I speak.
Jennifer Huang,
poet, writer, editor
May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
 
 
 
 
How can anyone be against love?
Malcolm X,
Muslim minister, human rights activist

Quotes May 17 & 18, 2022

Courtesy of Henrik Edberg The Positivity Blog

 
 

“The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are.”

Goldie Hawn
 
 
 
 
“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.”

Anne Frank
 
 
 
 
“Independence is happiness.”

Susan B. Anthony
 
 
 
 
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

Dr. Seuss
 
 
 
 
“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”

Marcus Aurelius
 
 
 
 
“One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.”

Rita Mae Brown
 
 
 
 
“Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it.”

Lou Holtz
 
 
 
 
“Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn’t calculate his happiness.”

Fyodor Dostoevsky
 
 
 
 
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.”

Oscar Wilde
 
 
 
 
“We become what we think about.”

Earl Nightingale
 
 
 
 
“Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get”

W. P. Kinsella
 
 
 
 
“Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.”

Charles Dickens
 
 
 
 
“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.”

Benjamin Franklin
 
 
 
 
“The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.”

Mark Twain
 
 
 
 
“Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.”

Robert Frost
 
 
 
 
“There is more to life than increasing its speed.”

Mahatma Gandhi
 
 
 
 
“Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.”
Ayn Rand
 
 
 
 
“If you want to be happy, be.”

Leo Tolstoy
 
 
 
 
“The truly wise and happy are never rushed.”

Maxime Lagacé
 
 
 
 
“People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.”

Anton Chekhov
 
 
 
 
“Happiness [is] only real when shared”

Jon Krakauer
 
 
 
 
“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”

Omar Khayyam