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Quotes October 10, 2020

“Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.”
Lemony Snicket
 
 
 
 
“Follow effective actions with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”
Peter Drucker
 
 
 
 
“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
Albert Einstein
 
 
 
 
“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”
Henry Ford
 
 
 
 
“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.”
Richard Branson
 
 
 
 
“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.”
Wayne Dyer
 
 
 
 
“A ship is always safe at shore but that is not what it’s built for.”
Albert Einstein
 
 
 
 
“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.”
C. G. Jung
 
 
 
 
Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.
John Updike
 
 
 
 
I have never been able, really, to figure out where my life begins and where it ends. I have never, never been able to figure it all out, what it’s all about, what it all means.
Jonas Mekas, Lithuanian-American filmmaker, poet, and artist
 
 
 
 
Keep believing no matter how things appear. Your vision will carry you through.
Unknown

Quotes October 07, 2020

Remember, for everything you have lost, you have gained something else.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 
 
 
There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.
Success is never so interesting as struggle — not even to the successful.
Willa Cather,
writer
 
 
 
 
If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
Jim Rohn,
entrepreneur, speaker, writer
 
 
 
 
Don’t rest on your laurels. There’s always going to be someone behind you who’s going to be better than you. So you need to get out there and keep working.
Sheila Johnson,
business executive, sports franchise owner, co-founder of BET
 
 
 
 
Patience is simply the mindset of saying “no thanks” to anxiety.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
One of the hardest life lessons is letting go. Change isn’t easy, but it’s better than being stuck.
Unknown

Quotes September 29, 2020

It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity.
Dave Barry
 
 
 
 
If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles.
Wayne Dyer
 
 
 
 
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
Brigitte Bardot
 
 
 
 
Look I probably should have told you this before but you see… well… insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.
Mortimer Brewster (played by Cary Grant) in the film Arsenic and Old Lace
 
 
 
 
“Good stories are not written. They are rewritten.”
Phyllis Whitney
 
 
 
 
“The first draft reveals the art; revision reveals the artist.”
Michael Lee
 
 
 
 
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
Albert Camus
 
 
 
 
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 
 
 
There comes a time when you have to stand up and be counted.
Gale Sayers,
professional American football player
1943-2020
 
 
 
 
If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
A diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
You will never have to force anything that is meant to be.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Don’t worry about getting old, worry about thinking old.
Unknown

Quotes September 21, 2020

When we are in love, we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.
Blaise Pascal
 
 
 
 
I always say ‘Don’t make plans, make options.’
Jennifer Aniston,
actress
 
 
 
 
We cannot create compartments in life — political, economic, social, environmental. Whatever we do or don’t do affects and touches the wholeness, the homogeneity. We are forever organically related to wholeness.
Vimala Thakar
 
 
 
 
We need to find our way back to love, and the forgotten garden of the soul reconnects us to love–this is a part of its mystery, its magic.
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
 
 
 
 

When you use a living medicine and get well, you feel that the world is alive and aware and wants to help you. People often talk about saving the Earth, but how many times have you experienced the Earth saving you?
Stephen Harrod Buhner
 
 
 
 
The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.
Shel Silverstein

 
 
 
 
Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg,
US Supreme Court justice
1933-2020

Quotes September 20, 2020

“Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.”
Benjamin Franklin
 
 
 
 
“If I don’t train enough, of course I’m nervous.“
Haile Gebrselassie
 
 
 
 
Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.
Isaac Asimov
 
 
 
 
“She was powerful, not because she wasn’t scared, but because she went on so strongly despite the fear.”
Harper Lee
 
 
 
 
“Hold on to that fundamental quality of faith. Have faith that on the other side of your pain is something good.” – Dwayne Johnson
 
 
 
 
If rioters come to your area, please remember, don’t be a litterbug.
Pick up your brass.
 
 
 
 
You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.
Unknown

Quotes September 13, 2020

“Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism.”
David M. Burns
 
 
 
 
“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.”
T.E. Lawrence
 
 
 
 
“Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.”
Stephen R. Covey
 
 
 
 
A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
H. L. Mencken
 
 
 
 
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
George Bernard Shaw
 
 
 
 
In this game of life your family is the court and the ball is your heart. No matter how good you are, no matter how down you get, always leave your heart on the court.
Kwame Alexander
 
 
 
 
Some events are in the area of the soul where words cannot penetrate.
Neal Cassady,
poet
 
 
 
 
The best fantasy is written in the language of dreams.
George R.R. Martin
 
 
 
 
Fall in love with who you are becoming.
Unknown

Quotes September 09, 2020

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children… to leave the world a better place… to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 
 
 
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Mark Twain
 
 
 
 
“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
 
 
 
 
“If men would consider not so much wherein they differ, as wherein they agree, there would be far less of uncharitableness and angry feeling in the world.”
Joseph Addison
 
 
 
 
If you don’t love yourself you’ll never feel like anyone else does either.
Bridgett Devoue
 
 
 
 
When reason ends, then anger begins. Therefore, anger is a sign of weakness.
Dalai Lama XIV
 
 
 
 
I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn’t know how to get along without it.
Walt Disney
 
 
 
 
The taxpayer – that’s someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take the civil service examination.
Ronald Reagan
 
 
 
 
There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in – that we do it to God, to Christ, and that’s why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.
Mother Teresa
 
 
 
 
I’d like to dial it back 5% or 10% and try to have a vacation that’s not just e-mail with a view.
Elon Musk
 
 
 
 
Forget your mistakes but remember what they taught you.
Vannetta Chapman
 
 
 
 
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Walter Bagehot
 
 
 
 
Life’s so short. Spend it with friends who make you laugh and feel loved.
Unknown

Quotes September 06, 2020

You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
Walter Hagen
 
 
 
 
Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.
Napoleon Hill
 
 
 
 
Slanderers are a species of creatures, so great a scandal to human nature, as scarce to deserve the name of men. They are, for the generality, a composition of the most detestable vices, price, envy, lying, hatred, uncharitableness, etc… And yet it is a lamentable truth that these wretches swarm in every town, and lurk in every village; and, actuated by these base principles, are ever busied in attacking the characters of mankind; none are too good or too great to escape the level of their envenomed dart; nor does the inefficacy of their malicious intentions in the least deter them from persevering in their villainy.
Wellins Calcott
 
 
 
 
Your tittle-tattlers, and those who listen to slander, by my good will should all be hanged — the former by their tongues, the latter by the ears.
Plautus
 
 
 
 
An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.
Proverbs 11:9
 
 
 
 
Slander is worse than cannibalism.
John Chrysostom
 
 
 
 
Just because something isn’t a lie does not mean that it isn’t deceptive. A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction.
Criss Jami
 
 
 
 
You can’t just slander someone, defame them, lie about them. You can’t incite people to crime. There’s all sorts of reasonable restrictions on free speech that are already codified in the British common-law system.
Jordan Peterson
 
 
 
 
An author who gives a manager or publisher any rights in his work except those immediately and specifically required for its publication or performance is for business purposes an imbecile.
George Bernard Shaw
 
 
 
 
One of the pieces I’m deeply proud to have written started with a paragraph that read: “This story needed an ending before it could find its first sentence. So please forgive me for delivering it ten years overdue.” That ten years was a war with writer’s block.
Cal Fussman
 
 
 
 
God’s vision for your life is bigger than your dreams.
Unknown

Quotes August 29, 2020

“To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.”
Albert Camus
 
 
 
 
“Love is a better teacher than duty.”
Albert Einstein
 
 
 
 
“There is more to life than increasing its speed.”
Mahatma Gandhi
 
 
 
 
“The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.”
Aesop
 
 
 
 
“The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.”
Arthur Schopenhauer
 
 
 
 
“Your work is discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.”
Buddha
 
 
 
 
“If you are too busy to laugh, you are too busy.”
Proverb
 
 
 
 
“The best proof of love is trust.”
Joyce Brothers
 
 
 
 
“Your problem is you’re… too busy holding onto your unworthiness.”
Ram Dass
 
 
 
 
“It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.”
W.C. Fields
 
 
 
 
“The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.”
Robert Hand
 
 
 
 
“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”
Abraham Lincoln
 
 
 
 
“For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.”
Harry F. Banks
 
 
 
 
“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.”
Mark Twain
 
 
 
 
“Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.”
Malcolm S. Forbes
 
 
 
 
“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”
Jack Canfield
 
 
 
 
“Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.”
Albert Schweitzer
 
 
 
 
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
George Bernard Shaw
 
 
 
 
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
H. L. Mencken

 
 
 
 
God has objective for your pain, a motive for your struggle and a gift for your faithfulness. Don’t give up!
Unknown

Quotes August 27, 2020

Crocodiles are easy. They try to kill and eat you. People are harder. Sometimes they pretend to be your friend first.
Steve Irwin
 
 
 
 
Our beliefs control everything we do. If we believe we can or we believe we cannot, we are correct.
John C. Maxwell
 
 
 
 
What we need are positive, realistic goals and the willingness to work. Hard work and practical goals.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar,
professional basketball player
 
 
 
 
In order to realize the worth of the anchor we need to feel the stress of the storm.
Corrie ten Boom,
writer, watchmaker
 
 
 
 
It’s not that I take myself seriously, I take what I do seriously.
Laurence Fishburne,
actor, playwright, producer, screenwriter, film director
 
 
 
 
Everyone wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant.
I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be until finally I became that person. Or he became me.
Cary Grant
 
 
 
 
There’s too much blank sky where a tree once stood.
Jesmyn Ward,
writer, professor
 
 
 
 
If you let go a little you will have a little happiness. If you let go completely you will be free.
Ajahn Chah
 
 
 
 
You cannot find peace avoiding life.
Virginia Woolf
 
 
 
 
Sometimes, I’m brave. Sometimes, I’m just stubborn.
Nigia Stephens
 
 
 
 
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
Plato
 
 
 
 
Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Take the moment and make it perfect.
Unknown