Tag: Positivity

Quotes March 06, 2021

Any knowledge that doesn’t lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
Wislawa Szymborska
 
 
 
 
Just living is not enough…one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
Hans Christian Anderson
 
 
 
 
Conflict can be seen as a gift of energy, in which neither side loses and a new dance is created.
Thomas Crum
 
 
 
 
Addictions always originate in pain, whether felt openly or hidden in the unconscious.
Gabor Mate
 
 
 
 
To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.
Henri Frederic Amiel
 
 
 
 
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
Arthur Ashe
 
 
 
 
I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.
James Baldwin
 
 
 
 
In all my deeds may I probe into my mind, and as soon as mental and emotional afflictions arise– as they endanger myself and others– may I strongly confront them and avert them.
Geshe Langri Thangpa
 
 
 
 
A man of wisdom delights in water.
Confucius
 
 
 
 
These three things leads to positive non-linear results: clarity, focus, and time. Simple but not easy.
Shane Parrish
 
 
 
 
I would not give a fig for the simplicity on this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
 
 
 
 
Every day we have a choice. We can take the easier road, the more cynical road, which is a road sometimes based on a dream of a past that never was, fear of each other, distancing and blame, or we can take the much more difficult path, the road of transformation, transcendence, compassion, and love, but also accountability and justice.
Jacqueline Novogratz
 
 
 
 
Become comfortable with permanent uncertainty.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Life is better when your laughing.
Unknown

Quotes March 02, 2021

Treat yourself with love and respect, and you will attract people who show you love and respect.
Rhonda Byrne
 
 
 
 
You enter life a ship laden with meaning, purpose and gifts
sent to be delivered to a hungry world.
And as much as the world needs your cargo,
you need to give it away.
Everything depends on this.
Greg Kimura
 
 
 
 
Only through our connectedness to others can we really know and enhance self. And only through working on the self can we begin to enhance our connectedness to others.
Harriet Goldhor Lerner
 
 
 
 
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
Wendell Berry
 
 
 
 
Only when our feet learn once again how to walk in a sacred manner, and our hearts hear the real music of creation, can we bring the world back into balance.
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
 
 
 
 
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
e.e. cummings
 
 
 
 
All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
Henry Havelock Ellis
 
 
 
 
Now man cannot live without some vision of himself. But still less can he live with a vision that is not true to his inner experience and inner feeling.
D.H. Lawrence
 
 
 
 
Love is first and foremost exemplified by action –by practice — not solely by feeling.
bell hooks
 
 
 
 
Stillness is our most intense mode of action. It is in our moments of deep quiet that is born every idea, emotion, and drive which we eventually honor with the name of action.
Leonard Bernstein
 
 
 
 
A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.
Amelia Earhart
 
 
 
 
By activating your own goodness within, under any circumstances –especially in hard or difficult conditions — life itself will lead to goodness.
Master Mingtong Gu

Quotes February 28, 2021

You don’t get in life what you want. You get what you are.
Jackie Lapin
 
 
 
 
Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do today.
Ernest Hemingway,
writer, journalist, Nobel Prize winner
 
 
 
 
The animals of the planet are in desperate peril. Without free animal life, I believe we will lose the spiritual equivalent of oxygen.
Alice Walker
 
 
 
 
The witchery of living
is my whole conversation
with you, my darlings.
All I can tell you is what I know.
Mary Oliver
 
 
 
 
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
Helen Keller
 
 
 
 
Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry — all forms of fear — are caused by too much future, and not enough presence.
Eckhart Tolle
 
 
 
 
Inside us there is something that has no name, that something is what we are.
Jose Saramago
 
 
 
 
For it is easy to criticize and break down the spirit of others, but to know yourself takes a lifetime.
Bruce Lee
 
 
 
 
Love is the bridge between you and everything.
Rumi
 
 
 
 
If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence, we could rise up rooted, like trees.
Rainer Maria Rilke
 
 
 
 
The subtle source is clear and bright, the tributary streams run through the darkness.
Shitou Xiqian
 
 
 
 
The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss, but that it is too low and we reach it.
Michaelangelo
 
 
 
 
To share such a moment of deep tranquility with another being, especially one as different from us as the octopus, is a humbling privilege.
Sy Montgomery
 
 
 
 
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.
Muhammad Ali,
professional heavyweight boxer, social activist, entertainer, philanthropist
February is Black History Month

 
 
 
 
Simply by changing your own behavior, you gain at least some influence over the problem.
Douglas Stone

Quotes February 20, 2021

When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.
William Arthur Ward
 
 
 
 
Don’t follow the path. Go where there is no path and begin the trail.
Ruby Bridges,
civil rights activist, first Black student to desegregate an all-white elementary school in the South
February is Black History Month
 
 
 
 
If you want to fly, you have to give up the things that weigh you down.
Toni Morrison,
writer, editor, educator
February is Black History Month
 
 
 
 
Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.
Franz Kafka,
writer
 
 
 
 
Talking is fantastically overrated. Too many people do too much of it. It stuns the hell out of me how so many people like to talk. Sharkey, for example. If talking is so good for you, what the hell is Sharkey doing here? The guy tears me up. Talking does not heal you. Talking just adds to the noise pollution in the world. If we were really serious about going green, then maybe we’d all just be quiet.
Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Last Night I Sang to the Monster
 
 
 
 
I won’t say another word — not one. I know I talk too much, but I am really trying to overcome it, and although I say far too much, yet if you only knew how much I want to say and don’t, you’d give me some credit for it
L.M. Montgomery
 
 
 
 
“The depressing thing about battery technology is that it gets better, but it gets better slowly. There are a whole bunch of problems in materials science and chemistry that come in trying to make existing batteries better.”
Nathan Myhrvold
 
 
 
 
“Batteries are the most dramatic object. Other things stop working or they break, But Batteries… They Die.”
Demetri Martin
 
 
 
 
“Regulation needs to catch up with innovation.”
Henry Paulson
 
 
 
 
Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.
Jodi Picoult
 
 
 
 
But love is always new. Regardless of whether we love once, twice, or a dozen times in our life, we always face a brand-new situation. Love can consign us to hell or to paradise, but it always takes us somewhere. We simply have to accept it, because it is what nourishes our existence. We have to take love where we find it, even if that means hours, days, weeks of disappointment and sadness.
Paulo Coelho
 
 
 
 
Stop stressing over things you can’t control or change. Overthinking leads to negative thoughts. Be grateful and focus on the positive.
Unknown

Quotes February 06, 2021

Wisdom is avoiding all thoughts that weaken you.
Wayne Dyer
 
 
 
 
Your words are very powerful and what you say matters; keep them positive and powerful.
Farshad Asl
 
 
 
 
Change always involves a dark night when everything falls apart. Yet if this period of dissolution is used to create new meaning, then chaos ends and new order emerges.
Meg Wheatley
 
 
 
 
Peace is the only battle worth waging.
Albert Camus
 
 
 
 
Go where your best prayers take you.
Frederick Buechner
 
 
 
 
“We cannot walk alone.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
 
 
 
 
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
Blaise Pascal
 
 
 
 
Consciousness is never static or complete but is an unending process of movement and unfoldment.
David Bohm
 
 
 
 
The Hopis consider running a form of prayer; they offer every step as a sacrifice to a loved one, and in return ask the Great Spirit to match their strength with some of his own.
Christopher McDougall
 
 
 
 
Listen. Are you breathing just a little and calling it a life?
Mary Oliver
 
 
 
 
The one single factor that determines society’s success is the percentage of change-makers within it.
Bill Drayton
 
 
 
 
What I want in my life is compassion, a flow between myself and others based on a mutual giving from the heart.
Marshall B. Rosenberg

Quotes February 04, 2021

Everyone has something to teach you if you are humble enough to learn.
Mark Driscoll
 
 
 
 
I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.
Stephen Covey,
educator, writer, businessperson, speaker
 
 
 
 
I want to believe that there is a mountain so high that I will spend my entire life striving to reach the top of it.
Cicely Tyson,
actor
1924-2021
 
 
 
 
Don’t give them what you think they want. Give them what they never thought was possible.
Orson Welles,
actor, director, screenwriter, producer
 
 
 
 
Sacrifices are not in vain. At the end, everything will pay off.
Believe, don’t fear, believe.
Gabby Douglas,
gymnast, Olympic medalist, Olympic individual all-around champion
 
 
 
 
At the end of the day, remind yourself that you did the best you could today, and that is good enough.
Lori Deschene
 
 
 
 
It’s not about having the perfect relationship. It’s about finding someone who matches you and will go through everything without giving up.
Unknown

Quotes January 17, 2021

I have been to the end of the earth, I have been to the end of the waters, I have been to the end of the sky, I have been to the end of the mountains, I have found none that are not my friends.
Navajo Proverbs
 
 
 
 
There is no water in oxygen, no water in hydrogen: it comes bubbling fresh from the imagination of the living God, rushing from under the great white throne of the glacier. The very thought of it makes one gasp with an elemental joy no metaphysician can analyze.
George McDonald
 
 
 
 
I am drawn to the wild not because it is wild but because it is sensible, logical, ordered, stable, resilient. Wild nature is everything we’re struggling to regain.
Carl Safina
 
 
 
 
Trauma decontextualized in a person looks like personality. Trauma decontextualized in a family looks like family traits. Trauma in a people looks like culture.
Resmaa Menakem
 
 
 
 
What is humanity, really, but a family of families?
Vivek Murthy
 
 
 
 
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.
Aristotle
 
 
 
 
Both race and our reactivity to it are worthy of being brought with skillful engagement into mindfulness practice.
Rhonda Magee
 
 
 
 
Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must — at that moment — become the center of the universe.
Elie Wiesel
 
 
 
 
Solidarity is based on the principle that we are willing to put ourselves at risk to protect each other.
Starhawk
 
 
 
 
Anger expressed in a healthy and positive way means that we channel emotional anger towards resolution not attack.
Byron R. Pulsifer
 
 
 
 
To be loving we willingly hear each other’s truth and, most important, we affirm the value of truth telling.
To begin by always thinking of love as an action rather than a feeling is one way in which anyone using the word in this manner automatically assumes accountability and responsibility.
bell hooks
 
 
 
 
I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.
Malcolm X
 
 
 
 
The universe looks after you when you look after you. Keep doing the inner work.
Unknown

Quotes January 16, 2021

I wouldn’t ask anyone to do anything I wouldn’t do myself.
Indra Nooyi,
business executive
 
 
 
 
The most beautiful part of your body is where it’s headed.
If we are lucky, the end of the sentence is where we might begin.
Ocean Vuong,
poet, writer
 
 
 
 
Connect deeply with others. Our humanity is the one thing that we all have in common.
Melinda Gates,
philanthropist, advocate for women and girls
 
 
 
 
The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.
Ray Kroc,
businessman
 
 
 
 
When Shakespeare was writing, he wasn’t writing for stuff to lie on the page; it was supposed to get up and move around.
Ken Kesey
 
 
 
 
The private detective of fiction is a fantastic creation who acts and speaks like a real man. He can be completely realistic in every sense but one, that one sense being that in life as we know it such a man would not be a private detective.
Raymond Chandler
 
 
 
 
In the end, I am quite normal. I don’t have odd habits. I don’t dramatize. Above all, I do not romanticize the act of writing. I don’t talk about the anguish I suffer in creating. I do not have a fear of the blank page, writer’s block, all those things that we hear about writers. I don’t have any of those problems, but I do have problems just like any other person doing any other type of work. Sometimes things do not come out as I want them to, or they don’t come out at all. When things do not come out as well as I would have liked, I have to resign myself to accepting them as they are.
José Saramago
 
 
 
 
Be ruthless about protecting writing days, i.e., do not cave in to endless requests to have ‘essential’ and ‘long overdue’ meetings on those days. The funny thing is that, although writing has been my actual job for several years now, I still seem to have to fight for time in which to do it. Some people do not seem to grasp that I still have to sit down in peace and write the books, apparently believing that they pop up like mushrooms without my connivance.
J.K. Rowling
 
 
 
 
Be thankful for your failures. They reveal the winning strategies.
James Clear
 
 
 
 
If plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters — 204 if you’re in Japan.
Claire Cook
 
 
 
 
Don’t think of introversion as something that needs to be cured… Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to.
Susan Cain
 
 
 
 
To be passive is to let others decide for you. To be aggressive is to decide for others. To be assertive is to decide for yourself. And to trust that there is enough, that you are enough.
Edith Eva Eger
 
 
 
 
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Steve Jobs
 
 
 
 
It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.
Voltaire
 
 
 
 
When you choose to forgive those who have hurt you, you take away their power.
Unknown

Quotes December 31, 2020

I really believe we are meant to feel loved, we’re meant to feel connected, we’re meant to feel like we belong together.
Lydia Fairhall
 
 
 
 
Hospitality is not to change people, but to offer them space where change can take place.
Henri Nouwen
 
 
 
 
I love a broad margin to my life.
Henry David Thoreau
 
 
 
 
Le microbe n’est rien, le terrain est tout.
(The microbe is nothing, the terrain is everything.)
Louis Pasteur
 
 
 
 
Our waiting is not nothing. It is something — a very big something — because people tend to be shaped by whatever it is they are waiting for.
Barbara Brown Taylor
 
 
 
 
If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.
Frances Hodgson Burnettnnbv
 
 
 
 
Injustices started when we began to lose our relationship to nature and treat it just as a resource to be commodified.
Cherrie Moraga
 
 
 
 
The task of breaking a bad habit is like uprooting a powerful oak within us. And the task of building a good habit is like cultivating a delicate flower one day at a time.
James Clear
 
 
 
 

(Always)
Believe in yourself, even when everyone else doesn’t.
Unknown

Quotes December 24, 2020

The man who thinks he can and the man who thinks he can’t are both right. Which one are you?
Henry Ford
 
 
 
 
It’s not the failures in our life that define us, it’s the moments when we decide that getting back up is all that matters.
Joel Brown
 
 
 
 
You take a crash, you get back up and next time you succeed and that’s a great feeling.
Shaun White
 
 
 
 
When real people fall down in life, they get right back up and keep walking.
Sarah Jessica Parker
 
 
 
 
The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal.
Criss Jami
 
 
 
 
Cheerfulness, it would appear, is a matter which depends fully as much on the state of things within, as on the state of things without and around us.
Charlotte Bronte,
writer
 
 
 
 
Even in winter it shall be green in my heart.
Frederic Chopin,
composer, pianist
 
 
 
 
I think the one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention.
Diane Sawyer,
broadcast journalist
 
 
 
 
It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.
H. L. Mencken
 
 
 
 
And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.
Rainer Maria Rilke,
poet, writer