Category: Quotes

Quotes & Memes

Quotes October 11, 2016

Choosing Must is the greatest thing we can do with our lives
Elle Luna

“You can’t change what’s going on around you until you start changing what’s going on within you.”
Zig Ziglar

“One should always be on the trail of one’s own deepest nature.”
Henry David Thoreau

A career is built one paragraph at a time. … I don’t know any shortcuts. But if you’re really a writer, that’s no problem, because you’d rather be writing than anything else.
Barbara Kingsolver,
writer

“When one loves, one does not calculate.”
St. Therese of Lisieux

Whether we live in poverty or prosperity, we can still live generously.
Dillon Burroughs

The human heart is the first home of democracy.
Terry Tempest Williams

Listen to the trees as they sway in the wind. Their leaves are telling secrets.
Vera Nazarian

“Imaginary evil is romantic and varied; real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good is boring; real good is always new, marvelous, intoxicating.”
Simone Weil, Gravity and Grace

“Then he rustled his feathers, curved his slender neck, and cried joyfully, from the depths of his heart, ‘I never dreamed of such happiness as this, while I was an ugly duckling.”
Hans Christian Andersen, The Ugly Duckling

Quotes October 9 – 10, 2016

“There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures.”
Josiah Gilbert Holland

“Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.”
William James

Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.”
Benjamin Disraeli

“Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.”
Ray Kroc

“You may find the worst enemy or best friend in yourself.”
English Proverb

“Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend’s success.”
Oscar Wilde

“How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ’em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give ’em.”
Shel Silverstein

“One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.”
Clifton Fadiman

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Quotes October 8, 2016

The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough is love.
Henry Miller

When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife.
Prince Philip

Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.
Marianne Moore

Nothing is as obnoxious as other people’s luck.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
Phyllis Diller

Huh?
I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means—except by getting off his back.
Leo Tolstoy

Quotes October 7, 2016

“The child is in me still and sometimes not so still.”
Mr. Rogers

Take wrong turns. Talk to strangers. Open unmarked doors. And if you see a group of people in a field, go find out what they are doing. Do things without always knowing how they’ll turn out.
Randall Munroe, xkcd: volume 0

Life is beautiful, as long as it consumes you. When it is rushing through you, destroying you, life is gorgeous, glorious. It’s when you burn a slow fire and save fuel, that life’s not worth having.
D. H. Lawrence

If you try, you risk failure. If you don’t, you ensure it.
Anonymous

Let life be an adventure. Live your life to the fullest, unfettered by fear of the ghosts and goblins of what might occur. Calamity and death happen as well to those who hide from life as to those who squeeze every drop of zest from it.
Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you do what you need, you’re surviving. If you do what you want, you’re living.
Unknown

Quotes October 6, 2016

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement; nothing can be done without hope.
Helen Keller,
writer and political activist

“Anxiety happens when you think you have to figure out everything all at once. Breathe. You’re strong. You got this. Take it day by day.”
Karen Salmansohn

Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale,
writer and minister

“Meditation is watching the movement of mind in relationship. If you try to force the mind into silence by withdrawing from activity, you will never understand what silence is…There is a great beauty when one discovers what silence in action is. Meditation is a new approach to total life, it does not demand of you any isolation.”
Vimala Thakar: “Mutation of Mind”

“The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves.”
Logan Pearsall Smith

“The real pleasure-seeking is the combination of luxury and austerity in such a way that the luxury can really be felt.”
G.K. Chesterton, “On Pleasure-Seeking”

“The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach.”
Lin Yutang

“You don’t become a painter, you just discover one day that you are one.”
Yves Klein, quoted in Klein, by Hannah Weitemeier

Quotes October 5, 2016

Don’t loaf and invite inspiration; light out after it with a club, and if you don’t get it you will nonetheless get something that looks remarkably like it.
Jack London,
writer and social activist

“Purity strikes me as the most mysterious of the virtues and the more I think about it the less I know about it.”
Flannery O’Connor, The Habit of Being

Faith is not the clinging to a shrine but an endless pilgrimage of the heart.
Abraham Joshua Heschel

The only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams.
Oprah Winfrey,
media personality, businesswoman and philanthropist

“The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult.”
Madame Marie du Deffand

“There are two sides to every argument, until you take one.”
Unknown

Quotes October 4, 2016

“Doubt is not a mistake. It makes you rationally question a decision.”
“What about regret?”
“Opposing edge of the doubt sword. One’s past and one’s future.”
Anne McAneny
Our Eyes Met Over Cantaloupe

When you’re that successful, things have a momentum, and at a certain point you can’t really tell whether you have created the momentum or it’s creating you.
Annie Lennox,
singer and songwriter

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Albert Einstein

There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.
Bryant McGill

“The struggle ends when the gratitude begins.”
Neale Donald Walsch

To be 70 years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be 40 years old.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
Plato

The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
Aristotle

Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal. Friedrich Nietzsche

Quotes October 3, 2016

“Parenting—the one occupation that churns out more psychos than Bellevue.”
Anne McAneny “Vicarious”

When you have that window of opportunity called a crisis, move as quickly as you can, get as much done as you can. There’s a momentum for change that’s very compelling.
Anne Mulcahy,
corporate leader

Hope is itself a species of happiness, and perhaps the chief happiness which this world affords.
Samuel Johnson,
writer, editor and literary critic

If men are to be precluded from offering their sentiments … the freedom of speech may be taken away, and dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
George Washington,
first US president

If you can be a better you every day, you can win the race.
Brian Wong

“At the end of life, the wish to be forgiven is ultimately the chief desire of almost every human being. In refusing to wait; in extending forgiveness to others now; we begin the long journey of becoming the person who will be large enough, able enough and generous enough to receive, at the very end, that absolution ourselves.”
David Whyte

“Personality begins where comparison leaves off. Be unique. Be memorable. Be confident. Be proud.”
Shannon L. Alder

Quotes October 2, 2016

“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”
Jackie Robinson

Do things that count, but don’t count the things you do.
Albert Einstein

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”
Dr. Seuss

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way — things that I had no words for.
Georgia O’Keefe

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
Isaac Asimov

“Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be.”
Jose Ortega y Gasset

“When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’”
Sydney J. Harris

“I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. You may not know where you’re going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you.”
C. JoyBell C.

I don’t understand why when we destroy something created by man we call it vandalism, but when we destroy something created by nature we call it progress.
Ed Begley, Jr.

Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than the arguments of its opposers. William Penn

Quotes October 1, 2016

Depends on the crimes…
He who puts an end to former crimes, by taking up the way of peace, illuminates the world like the moon freed from a veil of clouds.
Buddha

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Loneliness and the feeling of being uncared for and unwanted are the greatest poverty.
Mother Teresa

He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.
Thomas Carlyle

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
Albert Einstein

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
Mark Twain