Tag: Positivity

Quotes March 21-23, 2024

If you’re going to come at me, come at me respectfully, and I will respond respectfully.
Sometimes you have to say, ‘No. This is my space.’
Lance Reddick,
actor, musician
You get whatever accomplishment you are willing to declare.
Georgia O’Keeffe,
March is Women’s History Month
Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.
So many things I would have done, but clouds got in my way.
Joni Mitchell,
singer-songwriter, musician, producer
March is Women’s History Month
If you can make the reader laugh, he is apt to get careless and go on reading.
Henry Green,
The more you leave out, the more you highlight what you leave in.
Henry Green
I have learned not to allow rejection to move me.
Cicely Tyson – 1924-2021 – Actress-Humanitarian
Champions keep playing until they get it right.
Billie Jean King – Former Tennis Player-Advocate
I think and think and think, I’ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.
Jonathan Safran Foer – Novelist
Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Marcel Proust – 1871-1922 – Novelist-Critic-Essayist
I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.
Jane Austen – 1775-1817 – Novelist
I scorched the earth with my talent and I let my light shine.
André Leon Talley – 1948-2022 – Fashion Journalist-Stylist-Editor
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Nelson Mandela – 1918-2013 – Political Leader – Philanthropist – Former President of South Africa


Quotes March 11 – 13, 2023

The freedom to lead and plan your own life is frightening if you have never faced it before.
Betty Friedan,
writer, women’s rights activist
March is Women’s History Month
The major key to your better future is you.
Jim Rohn – Entrepreneur-Author-Motivational Speaker
Anyone who has ever made anything of importance was disciplined.
Andrew Hendrixson – Painter
Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile, personal goals.
Paul J. Meyer – Founder of Success Motivation Institute Inc.
What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.
Jane Goodall – Primatologist-Author
There is always light. If only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.
Amanda Gorman – Poet-Activist
In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or step back into safety.
Abraham Maslow – 1908-1970 – Psychologist
You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
Rabindranath Tagore – 1861-1941 – Poet-Writer-Composer-Philosopher
Love yourself enough to say no. You become limitless when you set limits.

Be the calmest person in the room. Know more than they think. Think more than you say, and notice everything. People fear the quiet one.

Quotes February 06, 2023

The air is the only place free from prejudice.
Bessie Coleman,
civil aviator
February is Black History Month
My theory is, strong people don’t need strong leaders.
Ella Baker,
civil rights activist
February is Black History Month
Our life is in our hands. We are the ones who help create our fate.
That’s how you move forward. You discover new journeys and new doors that are being opened.
Michelle Yeoh,

Quotes February 02, 2023

If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.
Roy T. Bennett – 1939-2014 – Author
Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult, you may be given a cactus, but you don’t have to sit on it.
Joyce Meyer – American Author-Speaker
A wise old chef once told me: Wait till peas are in season, then use frozen.
Fergus Henderson,
“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”
John Muir
“When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.” –
Oscar Wilde
Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.
Samuel Pepys,
diarist, naval administrator
Every exit is an entry somewhere else.
Tom Stoppard – Playwriter-Screenwriter
“Without music, life would be a mistake.”
Friedrich Nietzsche
“Be silent, if you choose, but when it is necessary, speak—and speak in such a way that people will remember it.”
“To be seen in this life, truly observed without judgment, is what it feels like to be loved.”
Cicely Tyson
“You dance love, and you dance joy, and you dance dreams.”
Gene Kelly
“Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt
“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”
Jackie Robinson
“Life is a magical thing.”
Laurel Clark, astronaut and medical doctor aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia
You’re right, Big Bird. It’ll never be the same around here without him. But you know something? We can all be very happy that we had a chance to be with him and to know him and to love him a lot when he was here.
Bob McGrath,
actor, musician

Quotes December 11, 2022

Change is the end result of all true learning.
Leo Buscaglia
Substitute attention for preparation. Then you’ll be working in real time. Focusing attention in the present puts you in touch with a kind of natural wisdom.
Patricia Ryan Madson
Don’t let the lure of the dramatic arc distract you from the digressive amplitude of being alive.
Kieran Setiya
The Earth is generous with us — and forgiving. We can be the same with each other.
Robin Wall Kimmerer
Only in lingering contemplation, even an ascetic restraint, do things unveil their beauty, their fragrant essence
Byung-Chul Han
If we were not here…the show would play to an empty house, as do all those falling stars which fall in the daytime. That is why I take walks: to keep an eye on things.
Annie Dillard
Out of the cross-grain of experience appears a voice that not only sums up the process we have gone through, but allows the soul to recognize in its timbre, the color, texture, and complicated entanglements of being alive.
David Whyte
The great beauty of life is its mystery, the inability to know what course our life will take, and diligently work to transmute into our final form based upon a lifetime of constant discovery and enterprising effort.
Kilroy J. Oldster
No matter what life throws at you, or how unfair you think it is, never give up. Pick yourself up and go on.
Lusia “Lucy” Harris
The Queen of Basketball

Quotes November 22, 2022

So we inhabit (or are chosen to inhabit) an astounding, privileged instant in the life span of the universe.
Michael Gerson,
columnist, journalist, speechwriter
We create our own karma. Karma is the result of the choices that we make every moment of every day.
Tulku Thondup,
If you’re offered a seat on the rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.
Sheryl Sandberg – Former COO of Facebook
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
Abraham Lincoln – 1809-1865 – 16th President of the United States of America
If you believe it’ll work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you don’t believe it’ll work out, you’ll see obstacles.
Wayne Dyer – 1940-2015 – Author
“I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.”
Marcel Duchamp
The world is changed by your example, not your opinion.
Paulo Coelho – Author
“The best way to solve problems and to fight against war is through dialogue.”
Malala Yousafzai
“Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing.”
Warren Buffett
“A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.”
W.C. Fields
“The right to marry is fundamental as a matter of history and tradition, but rights come not from ancient sources alone. They rise, too, from a better informed understanding of how constitutional imperatives define a liberty that remains urgent in our own era.”
Obergefell v. Hodges 

Quotes November 05, 2022

“Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.”
Sholem Aleichem
Don’t be a victim of negative self-talk. Remember, you are listening.
Bob Proctor – 1934-2022 – Author-Speaker-Legend
“The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.”
Groucho Marx
Weaknesses are just strengths in the wrong environment.
Marianne Cantwell – Author
“The best way to make a dream come true is to wake up.”
Dame Anna Wintour
You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.
George Lorimer – 1867-1937 – Journalist-Author-Publisher
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.
Earl Nightingale – 1921-1989-Author-Radio Personality
“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt
“When you’re good at something, you’ll tell everyone. When you’re great at something, they’ll tell you.”
Walter Payton
“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
Michael Jordan
When we dream together, our dreams get bigger.
Sandy Gallagher – President, CEO and Co-Founder, Proctor Gallagher Institute
“That which is striking and beautiful is not always good, but that which is good is always beautiful.”
Ninon de l’Enclos
“There is no such thing as a little freedom. Either you are all free, or you are not free.”
Walter Cronkite
“You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.”
Indira Gandhi
“Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.”
C.S. Lewis
Your circle should want you to win. Your circle should clap the loudest when you have good news. If they don’t, get a new circle.
Wesley Snipes – Actor

Quotes October 22, 23 & 24, 2022

The only person who is truly holding you back is you. No more excuses. It’s time to change. It’s time to live life at a new level.
Tony Robbins – Author-Speaker
Turn your obstacles into opportunities and your problems into possibilities.
Roy T. Bennett – 1939-2014 – Author
You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King, Jr. – 1929-1968 – Social Activist-Minister
If I am going to use influence, it has to be inside me first.
Kara Mack – Creative Director-Founder of Africa in America-Performing Artist
Joy has little to do with the circumstance of our lives and everything to do with the focus of our lives.
Russell M. Nelson – American Religious Leader
From my standpoint, the ultimate value of art is in nourishing the soul. Everything else is residual.
John Toki
Wisdom is dangerous. Love and beauty are too. Our culture has kept us away from them, and must do so to perpetuate the insanity we see all around us.
Nikos Patedakis
The sound of birds stops the noise in my mind.
Carly Simon
Showing up and staying present is a good writing day.
Karen Russell
I always wanted to be somebody, but now I see I should have been more specific.
For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.
Lily Tomlin,
actor, comedian
I have a lot of proof that the world is conspiring to make me happy.
Matthew McConaughey,
actor, producer, writer
Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.
Wendell Berry
Home is a spirit, it is not just a place.
Thomas Moore
Water is the driving force of all nature.
Leonardo da Vinci
Nothing is static, nothing is final, everything is held provisionally.
Jocelyn Bell
A positive mind finds opportunity in everything. A negative mind finds fault in everything.

Quotes October 15, 2022

In order to move others deeply we must deliberately allow ourselves to be carried away beyond the bounds of our normal sensibility.
Joseph Conrad – 1857-1924 – Author
“It pays to know the enemy–not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend.”
Margaret Thatcher
The world lies in the hands of those who have the courage to dream and who take the risk of living out their dreams, each according to his own talent.
Paulo Coelho – Author
“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.”
Albert Einstein
Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s trouble, it takes away today’s peace.
Randy Armstrong – Musician
“Everything is habit-forming, so make sure what you do is what you want to be doing.”
Wilt Chamberlain
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.”
Eleanor Roosevelt
When you go beyond yourself, that’s when magical things can happen.
Roger Sparks – Retired Master Sergeant-Author
“As a species, we’ve always been discoverers and adventurers, and space and the deep ocean are some of the last frontiers.”
Paul Allen
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
Mark Twain
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
Lao Tzu
“Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.”
Kurt Vonnegut
“We must learn how to compose differences, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower
You can look at each day as an obstacle or an opportunity.

Quotes October 02, 2022

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
Robin Williams – 1951-2014 – Comedian-Actor
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
John Muir – 1838-1914 – Author
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Anne Frank – 1929-1945 – Writer
Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.
Henry David Thoreau – 1817-1862 – Essayist
The only way to be truly satisfied with your life is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to LOVE what you do.
Sandy Gallagher – President, CEO and Co-Founder, Proctor Gallagher Institute
“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”
Truman Capote
“A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.”
Elbert Hubbard
“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”
“This adoration of an artist as a lone genius is quite misled, I think, because they are very much part of their time and their community.”
Hannah Gadsby
“Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.”
Julie Andrews
“If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.”
John D. Rockefeller
“No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.”
Althea Gibson