QUOTES


Every man’s work is a portrait of himself.

— Abraham Lincoln

If you want the truth to stand clear before you, never be for or against. The struggle between “for” and “against” is the mind’s worst disease.

— Sent-ts’an, c. 700 C.E.

People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

The secret of patience is to do something else in the meantime.

— Spanish Proverb

Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same.

— The Fray

It’s your life, your happiness, your health. Plan accordingly.

— Rebecca Pacheco

I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.

— Joseph Campbell

What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dance as though no one is watching you. Love as though you have never been hurt before. Sing as though no one can hear you. Live as though heaven is on earth.

The conventional wisdom is that we choose friends because of who they are. But it turns out that we actually love them because of the way they support who we are.

— Karen Karbo

Happiness is like a butterfly: If you chase it, it flies away, but when you turn your attention to other things, it comes and quietly lands on your shoulder.

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to save the world and a desire to savor the world. That makes it hard to plan the day.

— E.B. White

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.

— Carl Bard

Action may not always bring happiness … but there is no happiness without action.

— Benjamin Disraeli

You don’t get in life what you want. You get what you are.

— Les Brown

It’s never too late to be what you might have been.

— George Elliot

Do what you have always done and you’ll get what you have always got.

— Sue Knight

Discipline is the hidden ingredient that turns nobodies into somebody.

Nothing of importance is ever achieved without discipline.

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.

— Jim Rohn

Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don’t fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.

— Jim Rohn

Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.

— Jim Rohn

Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.

— Jim Rohn

You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.

— Jim Rohn

What a strange illusion to suppose that beauty is goodness.

— Tolstoy

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.

— Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.

— Tolstoy

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

— Longfellow

Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers… forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused & put into action.

— Orison Marden

Peace, It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise no trouble or no hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still BE CALM IN YOUR HEART.

But for us the road unfurls itself, we don’t stop walking, we know there is far to go.

— Denise Levertov

Be Yourself, everyone else is already taken!

— Oscar Wilde

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things only hoped for.

— Epicurus

If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.

— Mary Engelbreit

So often time it happens, we all live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key.

— The Eagles, “Already Gone”

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.

— Arundhati Roy

Become who you are.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

Not merely what we do, but what we try to do and why, are the true interpreters of what we are.

— C. H. Woodward

Every flower has to go through a lot of dirt.

— Lauren Bond

Minute by minute, thought by thought, your mind is what shapes your life.

— Gurumayi

Eat food. Mostly plants. Not too much.

— Michael Pollan

The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.

— Albert Einstein

In truth, the only difference between those who have failed and those who have succeeded lies in the difference of their habits. Good habits are the key to all success. Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure. Thus, the first law I will obey, which precedeth all others is – I will form good habits and become their slave.

— Og Mandino

Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out – it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.

— Robert W. Service

Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.

— Doug Firebaugh

Fact: 98% of success is in the head and the heart.

She said she usually cried at least once each day not because she was sad, but because the world was so beautiful & life was so short.

— Brian Andreas

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.

— Wilfred Arlan Peterson
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