Tag: Henrik Edberg The Positvity Blog

Quotes October 06, 2021

Courtesy of Henrik Edberg, The Positivity Blog

 
 
“The feelings that hurt most, the emotions that sting most, are those that are absurd – The longing for impossible things, precisely because they are impossible; nostalgia for what never was; the desire for what could have been; regret over not being someone else; dissatisfaction with the world’s existence. All these half-tones of the soul’s consciousness create in us a painful landscape, an eternal sunset of what we are.”
Fernando Pessoa
 
 
 
 
“Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so.”
Ray Stannard Baker
 
 
 
 
“When we grow old, there can only be one regret – not to have given enough of ourselves.”
Eleonora Duse
 
 
 
 
“They say you should not suffer through the past. You should be able to wear it like a loose garment, take it off and let it drop.”
Eva Jessye
 
 
 
 
“I don’t regret what I’ve been through. I’ve had ups and downs, super highs and some really low lows. I’ve been so blessed that I could never say, ‘I wish this didn’t happen.’ It’s part of who I am. There’s nothing in my life that’s so ugh.”
Jennifer Lopez
 
 
 
 
“Heartbreak could be lived with if it weren’t accompanied by regret.”
Laura Kasischke
 
 
 
 
“One doesn’t recognize the really important moments in one’s life until it’s too late.”
Agatha Christie
 
 
 
 
“We all do things we desperately wish we could undo. Those regrets just become part of who we are, along with everything else. To spend time trying to change that, well, it’s like chasing clouds.”
Libba Bray
 
 
 
 
“My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you doing well, and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit as well as physically.”
Stephen Hawking
 
 
 
 
“Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so.”
David Grayson
 
 
 
 
“The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated. And the only thing people regret is that they didn’t live boldly enough, that they didn’t invest enough heart, didn’t love enough. Nothing else really counts at all.”
Ted Hughes
 
 
 
 
“Regrets only apply when we don’t learn from a situation. No sense looking back, look forward with new knowledge and no regret.”
Catherine Pulsifer
 
 
 
 
“The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.”
Harriet Beecher Stowe
 
 
 
 
“I always try to do as much as I can do. I’m never a person that does not enough, because I’d regret not doing enough and think I probably could have done more. I probably go too far and have to reel myself back in, which works in some things, and other things it doesn’t work.”
Tom Brady
 
 
 
 
“I’m living with every step. I can’t live with regret. The past is the past. I’m not worried about it. I can’t change it. I can’t fix it. It is what it is. I’m just living.”
Ryan Sheckler

Quotes September 29, 2021

Courtesy of Henrik Edberg, The Positivity Blog

 
 
“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many-not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”
Charles Dickens
 
 
 
 
“It’s better to look ahead and prepare, than to look back and regret.”
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
 
 
 
 
“If I’m sincere today, what does it matter if I regret it tomorrow?”
José Saramago
 
 
 
 
“Often regret is very false and displaced, and imagines the past to be totally other than it was.”
John O’Donohue
 
 
 
 
“Don’t regret your mistakes. You’ll always make mistakes. The better you are, the less mistakes you make. The only way to get better is to thoroughly analyze your mistakes.”
James Altucher
 
 
 
 
“Regret is mostly caused by not having done anything.”
Charles Bukowski
 
 
 
 
“Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.”
Arthur Miller
 
 
 
 
“Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.”
Sydney J. Harris
 
 
 
 
“Don’t allow yourself to become one who, nearing death, regrets what you might have done if only you had taken a few risks. We each have a purpose in life.”
Gillian Stokes
 
 
 
 
“Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies.”
Ann Landers
 
 
 
 
“I made decisions that I regret, and I took them as learning experiences… I’m human, not perfect, like anybody else.”
Queen Latifah
 
 
 
 
“Living with regrets was like driving a car that only moved in reverse.”
Jodi Picoult
 
 
 
 
“Regret is the worst human emotion. If you took another road, you might have fallen off a cliff. I’m content.”
William Shatner
 
 
 
 
“Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can’t build on it; it’s only good for wallowing in.”
Katherine Mansfield
 
 
 
 
“Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.”
Victoria Holt
 
 
 
 
“Never regret anything you have done with a sincere affection; nothing is lost that is born of the heart.”
Basil Rathbone
 
 
 
 
“The past is a great place and I don’t want to erase it or to regret it, but I don’t want to be its prisoner either.”
Mick Jagger
 
 
 
 
“Life is too short, time is too precious, and the stakes are too high to dwell on what might have been.”
Hillary Clinton
 
 
 
 
“‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.”
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Quotes September 22, 2021

Courtesy of Henrik Edberg, The Positivity Blog

 
 

“The truth is that stress doesn’t come from your boss, your kids, your spouse, traffic jams, health challenges, or other circumstances. It comes from your thoughts about your circumstances.”
Andrew Bernstein
 
 
 
 
“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
 
 
 
 
“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
 
 
 
 
“No price is too great to pay for inner peace.”
Sri Chinmoy
 
 
 
 
“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
 
 
 
 
“These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb.”
Najwa Zebian
 
 
 
 
“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.”
Ovid
 
 
 
 
“If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.”
Doug Larson
 
 
 
 
“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
 
 
 
 
“It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.”
Germany Kent
 
 
 
 
“Respect yourself enough to say – I deserve inner peace – and walk away from people and things that prevent you from attaining it.”
Jerico Silvers
 
 
 
 
“Learning to distance yourself from all the negativity is one of the greatest lessons to achieve inner peace.”
Roy T. Bennett
 
 
 
 
“One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from a horse master. He told me to go slow to go fast. I think that applies to everything in life. We live as though there aren’t enough hours in the day but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get it done quicker and with much less stress.”
Viggo Mortensen
 
 
 
 
“In the woods, we return to reason and faith. There I feel that nothing can befall me in life—no disgrace, no calamity (leaving me my eyes), which nature cannot repair.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 
 
 
“You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.”
Wayne Dyer
 
 
 
 
“The best fighter is never angry.”
Lao Tzu
 
 
 
 
“Don’t believe every worried thought you have. Worried thoughts are notoriously inaccurate.”
Renee Jain
 
 
 
 
“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”
Sydney J. Harris
 
 
 
 
“We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.”
John Newton
 
 
 
 
“Stress is caused by being ‘here’ but wanting to be ‘there.’
“Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within.”
Eckhart Tolle
 
 
 
 
”People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.”
George Bernard Shaw
 
 
 
 
“The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.”
James Allen
 
 
 
 
“That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.”
Chinese Proverb
 
 
 
 
“For fast-acting relief, try slowing down. “
Lily Tomlin
 
 
 
 
“One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.”
Bertrand Russell
 
 
 
 
“Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.”
Mike Ditka
 
 
 
 
“How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward.”
Spanish proverb
 
 
 
 
“A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety. “
Aesop
 
 
 
 
“If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.”
George Burns
 
 
 
 
“If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.”
Dean Smith
 
 
 
 
“Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quotes September 15, 2021

Courtesy of Henrik Edberg, The Positivity Blog

 
 

“The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace. A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being that places harmony in one’s life.”
Peace Pilgrim
 
 
 
 
“Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.”
Wayne Dyer
 
 
 
 
“You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart.”
George Michael
 
 
 
 
“The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.”
Norman Vincent Peale
 
 
 
 
“When you do the right thing, you get the feeling of peace and serenity associated with it. Do it again and again.”
Roy T. Bennett
 
 
 
 
“He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.”
Marcus Aurelius
 
 
 
 
“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”
Buddha
 
 
 
 
“You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.”
Eckhart Tolle
 
 
 
 
“Possession of material riches, without inner peace, is like dying of thirst while bathing in a lake.”
Paramahansa Yogananda
 
 
 
 
“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.”
Dalai Lama
 
 
 
 
“If there’s no inner peace, people can’t give it to you. The husband can’t give it to you. Your children can’t give it to you. You have to give it to you.”
Linda Evans
 
 
 
 
“My heart forgives and releases. Inner peace is my goal.”
Louise Hay
 
 
 
 
“Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it.”
Brian Tracy
 
 
 
 
“To experience peace does not mean that your life is always blissful. It means that you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life.”
Jill Bolte Taylor
 
 
 
 
“Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.”
Robert J. Sawyer
 
 
 
 
“Ego says – Once everything falls into place, I’ll feel inner peace. Spirit says – Find your inner peace and then everything will fall into place.”
Marianne Williamson
 
 
 
 
“Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions.”
Gerald Jampolsky
 
 
 
 
“Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you’ll have more success than you could possibly have imagined.”
Roger Caras
 
 
 
 
“For me, success is inner peace.”
Denzel Washington
 
 
 
 
“Happiness can only be achieved by looking inward & learning to enjoy whatever life has and this requires transforming greed into gratitude.”
John Chrysostom
 
 
 
 
“How we perceive a situation and how we react to it is the basis of our stress. If you focus on the negative in any situation, you can expect high stress levels. However, if you try and see the good in the situation, your stress levels will greatly diminish.”
Catherine Pulsifer
 
 
 
 
“Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.”
Dalai Lama
 
 
 
 
“Nothing can disturb your peace of mind unless you allow it to.”
Roy T. Bennett
 
 
 
 
“Outward peace is useless without inner peace.”
Mahatma Gandhi
 
 
 
 
“Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.”
Thomas Jefferson
 
 
 
 
“Love and peace of mind do protect us. They allow us to overcome the problems that life hands us. They teach us to survive… to live now… to have the courage to confront each day.”
Bernie Siegel
 
 
 
 
“If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.”
Marvin Gaye
 
 
 
 
“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.”
St. Francis de Sales
 
 
 
 
“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.”
Chinese proverb
 
 
 
 
“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
 
 
 
 
“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.”
Oprah
 
 
 
 
“A compassionate state of mind brings inner peace, and therefore a healthier body.”
Dalai Lama
 
 
 
 
“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 
 
 
“Learn to calm down the winds of your mind, and you will enjoy great inner peace.”
Romez Sasson
 
 
 
 
“Your inner peace is the greatest and most valuable treasure that you can discover.”
Akin Olokun
 
 
 
 
“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.”
Leo F. Buscaglia
 
 
 
 
“Acceptance of others, their looks, their behaviors, their beliefs, bring you an inner peace and tranquility – instead of anger and resentment.”
Unknown

Quotes September 08, 2021

Courtesy of Henrik Edberg, The Positivity Blog

 
 

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”
“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”
Marcus Aurelius
 
 
 
 
“Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”
“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
Buddha
 
 
 
 
“Simply put, you believe that things or people make you unhappy, but this is not accurate. You make yourself unhappy.”
Wayne Dyer
 
 
 
 
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
Leonardo da Vinci
 
 
 
 
“The aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein
 
 
 
 
“Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks.”
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
 
 
 
 
“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
 
 
 
 
“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
 
 
 
 
“To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.”
Henry David Thoreau
 
 
 
 
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”
Robert Louis Stevenson
 
 
 
 
“People living deeply have no fear of death.”
Anais Nin
 
 
 
 
“When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 
 
 
“Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.”
Lionel Hampton
 
 
 
 
“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
Marcel Proust
 
 
 
 
“Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.”
Napoléon Bonaparte
 
 
 
 
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
Lao Tzu
 
 
 
 
“When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint on the clouds of doubt,
And you can never tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar.
So, stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit
It’s when things go wrong that you mustn’t quit.”
John Greenleaf Whittier
 
 
 
 
“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.”
Bertrand Russell
 
 
 
 
“Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed.”
Unknown

Quotes August 25, 2021

Courtesy of Henrik Edberg, The Positivity Blog

 
 
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 
 
 
“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
 
 
 
 
“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.”
Eleanor Roosevelt
 
 
 
 
“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
 
 
 
 
“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.”
Mark Twain
 
 
 
 
“Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.”
Deborah Day
 
 
 
 
“Once you embrace your value, talents and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.”
Rob Liano
 
 
 
 
“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
 
 
 
 
“If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.”
George Burns
 
 
 
 
“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 
 
 
“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.”
Brené Brown
 
 
 
 
“To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.”
Robert Morley
 
 
 
 
“People who love themselves, don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer.”
Dan Pearce

 
 
 
 
“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

Quotes August 18, 2021

Courtesy of Henrik Edberg, The Positivity Blog

 
 
“Our human compassion binds us the one to the other – not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.”
Nelson Mandela
 
 
 
 
“We can learn the art of fierce compassion – redefining strength, deconstructing isolation and renewing a sense of community, practicing letting go of rigid us-vs.-them thinking – while cultivating power and clarity in response to difficult situations.”
Sharon Salzberg
 
 
 
 
“One friend, one person who is truly understanding, who takes the trouble to listen to us as we consider a problem, can change our whole outlook on the world.”
E. H. Mayoli
 
 
 
 
“There are no greater treasures than the highest human qualities such as compassion, courage and hope. Not even tragic accident or disaster can destroy such treasures of the heart.”
Daisaku Ikeda
 
 
 
 
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”
Plato
 
 
 
 
“Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.”
Christopher Germer
 
 
 
 
“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”
Jack Kornfield
 
 
 
 
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
Buddha
 
 
 
 
“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
 
 
 
 
“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”
Anne Lamott
 
 
 
 
“Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.”
Brené Brown
 
 
 
 
“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”
Louise L. Hay
 
 
 
 
“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
 
 
 
 
“This is a moment of suffering. Suffering is part of life. May I be kind to myself. May I give myself the compassion I need.”
Kristen Neff
 
 
 
 
“Feeling compassion for ourselves in no way releases us from responsibility for our actions. Rather, it releases us from the self-hatred that prevents us from responding to our life with clarity and balance.”
Tara Brach
 
 
 
 
“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”
Lucille Ball
 
 
 
 
“Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give, and nobody will care for you.”
Karl Lagerfeld
 
 
 
 
“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.”
Stephen Covey
 
 
 
 
“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
 
 
 
 
“Lack of forgiveness causes almost all of our self-sabotaging behavior.”
Mark Victor Hansen
 
 
 
 
“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
 
 
 
 
“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”
“If you don’t love yourself, you cannot love others. You will not be able to love others. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not capable of developing compassion for others.”
Dalai Lama

Quotes March 31, 2021

Quotes courtesy of Henrik Edberg The Positivity Blog

“It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.”
Albert Einstein
 
 
 
 
“At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished… it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.”
Denzel Washington
 
 
 
 
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
Winston Churchhill
 
 
 
 
“If you have much, give of your wealth; If you have little, give of your heart”
Arab proverb
 
 
 
 
“We must give more in order to get more. It is the generous giving of ourselves that produces the generous harvest.”
Orison Swett Marden
 
 
 
 
“Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others.”
Brian Tracy
 
 
 
 
“What does one person give to another? He gives of himself, of the most precious he has, he gives of his life. This does not necessarily mean that he sacrifices his life for the other—but that he gives him of that which is alive in him; he gives him of his joy, of his interest, of his understanding, of his knowledge, of his humor, of his sadness—of all expressions and manifestations of that which is alive in him.
In thus giving of his life, he enriches the other person, he enhances the other’s sense of aliveness by enhancing his own sense of aliveness. He does not give in order to receive; giving is in itself exquisite joy.
But in giving he cannot help bringing something to life in the other person, and this which is brought to life reflects back to him.”
Erich Fromm
 
 
 
 
“You cannot hold on to anything good. You must be continually giving – and getting. You cannot hold on to your seed. You must sow it – and reap anew. You cannot hold on to riches. You must use them and get other riches in return.”
Robert Collier
 
 
 
 
“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.”
Steve Maraboli
 
 
 
 
“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.”
Muhammad Ali
 
 
 
 
“Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.”
John D. Rockefeller Jr.
 
 
 
 
“To do more for the world than the world does for you – that is success.”
Henry Ford
 
 
 
 
“I don’t think you ever stop giving. I really don’t. I think it’s an on-going process. And it’s not just about being able to write a check. It’s being able to touch somebody’s life.”
Oprah Winfrey
 
 
 
 
“Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.”
Albert Camus
 
 
 
 
“Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference.”
Kathy Calvin
 
 
 
 
“You may not have saved a lot of money in your life, but if you have saved a lot of heartaches for other folks, you are a pretty rich man.”
Seth Parker
 
 
 
 
“For it is in giving that we receive.”
St. Francis of Assisi
 
 
 
 
“There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life — happiness, freedom, and peace of mind — are always attained by giving them to someone else.”
Peyton Conway March
 
 
 
 
“Your own self-realization is the greatest service you can render the world.”
Ramana Maharshi
 
 
 
 
“We rise by lifting others.”
Robert Ingersoll
 
 
 
 
“Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process.”
“Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.”
“He who serves the most, reaps the most.”
Jim Rohn
 
 
 
 
“Don’t expect to receive if you’re not willing to give.”
Unknown

Quotes March 21, 2021

Quotes courtesy of Henrik Edberg The Positivity Blog

“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
 
 
 
 
“No one has ever become poor by giving.”
Anne Frank
 
 
 
 
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
Mahatma Gandhi
 
 
 
 
“Presents are made for the pleasure of who gives them, not the merits of who receives them.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
 
 
 
 
“The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.”
Albert Einstein
 
 
 
 
“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”
Kahlil Gibran
 
 
 
 
“You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.”
Amy Carmichael
 
 
 
 
“Whatever you think people are withholding from you–praise, appreciation, assistance, loving care, and so on–give it to them.”
Eckhart Tolle
 
 
 
 
“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”
Pablo Picasso
 
 
 
 
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
 
 
 
“Money is like manure; it’s not worth a thing unless it’s spread around encouraging young things to grow.”
Thornton Wilder
 
 
 
 
“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.”
H. Jackson Brown Jr.
 
 
 
 
“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”
Mother Theresa
 
 
 
 
“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands — one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”
Audrey Hepburn
 
 
 
 
“You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself.”
Harvey Firestone
 
 
 
 
“Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.”
Booker T. Washington
 
 
 
 
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.”
Oscar Wilde
 
 
 
 
“There’s no bad consequence to loving fully, with all your heart. You always gain by giving love.”
Reese Witherspoon
 
 
 
 
“There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.”
Khalil Gibran
 
 
 
 
“The human contribution is the essential ingredient. It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live.”
Ethyl Percy Andrus
 
 
 
 
“The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.”
Helen Keller
 
 
 
 
“If nature has made you for a giver, your hands are born open, and so is your heart; and though there may be times when your hands are empty, your heart is always full, and you can give things out of that—warm things, kind things, sweet things—help and comfort and laughter—and sometimes gay, kind laughter is the best help of all.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett
 
 
 
 
“You cannot receive what you don’t give. Outflow determines inflow.”
Eckhart Tolle
 
 
 
 
“The best thing to do with the best things in life is to give them away.”
Dorothy Day
 
 
 
 
“To give your best is to receive the best.”
Raymond Holliwell
 
 
 
 
“The most truly generous persons are those who give silently without hope of praise or reward.”
Carol Ryrie Brink
 
 
 
 
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”
Charles Dickens
 
 
 
 
“Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.”
Elbert Hubbard
 
 
 
 
“The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.”
Disraeli
 
 
 
 
“Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun. If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it.”
Marcus Aurelius

Quotes February 25, 2021

Courtesy of Henrik Edberg The Positvity Blog

 
 
“Stress is caused by being ‘here’ but wanting to be ‘there.’
Eckhart Tolle

“No price is too great to pay for inner peace.”
Sri Chinmoy

“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

“These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb.”
Najwa Zebian

“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.”
Ovid

“If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.”
Doug Larson

“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

“It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.”
Germany Kent

“Respect yourself enough to say – I deserve inner peace – and walk away from people and things that prevent you from attaining it.”
Jerico Silvers

“Learning to distance yourself from all the negativity is one of the greatest lessons to achieve inner peace.”
Roy T. Bennett

“One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from a horse master. He told me to go slow to go fast. I think that applies to everything in life. We live as though there aren’t enough hours in the day but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get it done quicker and with much less stress.”
Viggo Mortensen

“In the woods, we return to reason and faith. There I feel that nothing can befall me in life—no disgrace, no calamity (leaving me my eyes), which nature cannot repair.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.”
Wayne Dyer

“The best fighter is never angry.”
Lao Tzu

“Don’t believe every worried thought you have. Worried thoughts are notoriously inaccurate.”
Renee Jain

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”
Sydney J. Harris

“We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.”
John Newton

“Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within.”
Eckhart Tolle

”People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.”
George Bernard Shaw

“The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.”
James Allen

“That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.”
Chinese Proverb

“For fast-acting relief, try slowing down. “
Lily Tomlin

“One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.”
Bertrand Russell

“Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.”
Mike Ditka

“How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward.”
Spanish proverb

“A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety. “
Aesop

“If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.”
George Burns

“If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.”
Dean Smith

“Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson