Category: Quotes

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Quotes November 28, 2016

One person with a belief is equal to a force of 99 who have only interests.
John Stuart Mill, 1806-1873

Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles.
Charlie Chaplin, 1889-1977

The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.
Jawaharlal Nehru, 1889-1964

Artists strive to free this true and spontaneous self in their work. Creativity, meditation are ways of freeing an inner voice.
Gloria Steinem

“As you move outside of your comfort zone, what was once the unknown and frightening becomes your new normal.”
Robin S. Sharma

 

 

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Quotes & Images November 27, 2016

Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going to fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.
Eddie Cantor

As you clean out the clutter, you will have more appreciation for what you do have. And with your newfound gratitude, you may discover that you are only tempted to buy things you love, rather than items you somewhat like.
Jennifer Noel Taylor, Love Incorporated: The Business of Doing What You Love

Despite the hard days when a lot of the work feels like a grind, I’m grateful. I’m extremely appreciative of the hard times, now behind me, and for all the work I did to climb out of them. Lorraine C Ladish, Reach! from single mom on welfare to digital entrepreneur

Kindness is like mercy: it blesses him that gives and him that takes.
Richard Layard

Admiration and appreciation are two things that always have a positive effect on any person. But when showing how much you appreciate or appreciate someone, be specific in what you say.
Jessica Gardner, Marriage Counselling From Home

 

 

 

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Quotes November 26, 2016

“I hate that woman,” Grandfather growled.
For a fleeting second I thought he meant me.
“Yeah, well be sure to add an extra degree of spit and polish. You need to charm her,” explained Darius.
“I’d rather seduce a cobra.”
Andrew Mayne, Name of the Devil

‘He used to tell me that to be a good con artist you had to learn to sneak in on people through their emotions instead of their windows.
Physically he was harmless, but mentally he had the uncanny ability to hone in on your biggest weakness and beat you upside the head with it.’
Ben Muse, Killing Chase

We wanted to change how politics is conducted. Wouldn’t it be great if just one politician said, ‘Do you know, my opponent has a point. Let’s see if we can’t work together and get the job done.’
Sandi Toksvig
A political party for women’s equality

“To be driven by our appetites alone is slavery, while to obey a law that we have imposed on ourselves is freedom.”
Jean-Jacques Rosseau, The Social Contract

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Melody Beattie

Grit is not just having resilience in the face of failure, but also having deep commitments that you remain loyal to over many years.
Angela Duckworth

“I come to my solitary woodland walk as the homesick go home. I thus dispose of the superfluous and see things as they are, grand and beautiful.”
Henry David Thoreau, Journal

You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.
Dr. Seuss

 

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Quotes November 23, 2016

“It’s not an easy journey, to get to a place where you forgive people. But it is such a powerful place, because it sets you free.”
Tyler Perry

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”
G.K. Chesterton

“We may, by fixing our attention almost fiercely on the facts actually before us, force them to turn into adventures; force them to give up their meaning and fulfill their mysterious purpose.”
G. K. Chesterton, Tremendous Trifles

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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Quotes November 22, 2016

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Carl Jung

Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests and mines and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.
Ralph Waldo Emerson,
writer and lecturer

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”
G.K. Chesterton

“‘Enough’ is a feast
Buddhist proverb

“If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.
Robert Quillen

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.”
John F. Kennedy

“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”
Charles Dickens

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”
Eckhart Tolle

“If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.”
Frank A. Clark

“If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.”
Gerald Good

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
Melody Beattie

“The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it.”
Michael Josephson

“Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.”
Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

“The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.”
Charles Schwab

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.”
Epictetus

“At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”
Albert Schweitzer

“Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.”
Gertrude Stein

“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.”
Henri Frederic Amiel

“You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.”
Willie Nelson

“It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment.”
Naomi Williams

“One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay ‘in kind’ somewhere else in life.”
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.”
John Wooden

“No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.”
Alfred North Whitehead

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”
A.A. Milne

“Forget yesterday–it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow–you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift–today.”
Steve Maraboli

“We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.”
Neal A. Maxwell

“In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.”
John E. Southard

“I truly believe we can either see the connections, celebrate them, and express gratitude for our blessings, or we can see life as a string of coincidences that have no meaning or connection. For me, I’m going to believe in miracles, celebrate life, rejoice in the views of eternity, and hope my choices will create a positive ripple effect in the lives of others. This is my choice.”
Mike Ericksen

“Gratitude also opens your eyes to the limitless potential of the universe, while dissatisfaction closes your eyes to it.”
Stephen Richards

“Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices.”
Robert Braathe

“They both seemed to understand that describing it was beyond their powers, the gratitude that spreads through your body when a burden gets lifted, and the sense of homecoming that follows, when you suddenly remember what it feels like to be yourself.”
Tom Perrotta

“Gratitude is more of a compliment to yourself than someone else.”
Raheel Farooq

“Keep your eyes open and try to catch people in your company doing something right, then praise them for it.”
Tom Hopkins

“In life, one has a choice to take one of two paths: to wait for some special day–or to celebrate each special day.”
Rasheed Ogunlaru

Quotes November 21, 2016

Reminder:
Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world.
Albert Einstein,
theoretical physicist

 

 

Ideals are like stars: you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the ocean desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
Carl Schurz, 1829-1906

 

 

“Grief is healthy and it is healing.”
Richard Moss

 

 

Ignorance is not innocence but sin.
Robert Browning, 1812-1889

 

 

The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
Joseph Conrad,
writer

 

 

Everything you can imagine is real.
Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973

 

 

“It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility; they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.”
Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

 

 

 

“What if you were as comfortable with possibility as you are with problems?
Tonya Leigh

Quotes November 20, 2016

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Viktor E. Frankl

Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.
Theodore Roethke

Recognize yourself in he and she who are not like you and me.
Carlos Fuentes

The great man is he who does not lose his child’s heart.
Mencius

Kindness is a trait that people never fail to undervalue.
J. K. Rowling

Quotes November 19, 2016

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“The way in which people miss their opportunities is melancholy.”
Elizabeth von Arnim, The Solitary Summer

“I vow to let go of all worries and anxiety in order to be light and free.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

“Slumbering in every human being lies an infinity of possibilities, which one must not arouse in vain. For It is terrible when the whole man resonates with echoes and echoes, none becoming a real voice.”
Elias Canetti, Notes from Hampstead

“Putting things off is the biggest waste of life: it snatches away each day as it comes, and denies us the present by promising the future. The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today. You are arranging what lies in Fortune’s control, and abandoning what lies in yours. What are you looking at? To what goal are you straining? The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.”
Seneca, On the Shortness of Life

Quotes November 17, 2016

“Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a week’s value out of a year while another man gets a full year’s value out of a week.”
Charles Richards

Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops.
Thomas Watson,
corporate leader

“Unless someone like you cares a whole lot,
it’s not going to get better. It’s not.”
Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

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“You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life.”
Heather Schuck

A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive.
Walt Disney,
cartoonist, film producer and business magnate

Trump doesn’t need this job. He probably regrets running. He is the proverbial dog that caught the car.
Former Speaker of the US House of Representatives John Boehner

Quotes November 16, 2016

My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
Louis Pasteur,
chemist and microbiologist

“Anger is a signal, and one worth listening to[…]  It exists for a reason and always deserves our respect and attention.”
Harriet G. Lerner, The Dance of Anger

It takes two to manage the relationship, but it takes one to begin the change.
Sheri E. Ragland

“Children think not of what is past, nor what is to come, but enjoy the present time, which few of us do.”
Jean de La Bruyère

“And there was, in those Ipswich years, for me at least, a raw educational component; though I used to score well in academic tests, I seemed to know very little of how the world worked and was truly grateful for instruction, whether it was how to stroke a backhand, mix a martini, use a wallpaper steamer, or do the Twist. My wife, too, seemed willing to learn. Old as we must have looked to our children, we were still taking lessons, in how to be grown-up.”
John Updike, Self-Consciousness

Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.
Terry Tempest Williams

“I meant, I have said, to climb the Matterhorn. Why? Let’s say because I was there. No: I’m being flip. I meant to climb the Matterhorn because to climb it was for me so improbable. For too many years now I had failed to surprise myself, to reach beyond my grasp.”
Geoffrey Wolff, A Day at the Beach, “Matterhorn”