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Be inspired and encouraged by reading the quote of the day; start your day with the inspiration found in these positive quotes. Reading a positive quote can help you have a good day by giving you inspirational and motivational words to reflect on. Positive Quotes for the Day.

Forget the years, forget distinctions. Leap into the boundless and make it your home. Zhuangzi

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Quote Of The Day – January (Inspirational Quotes)

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January 1

Hard choices, easy life. Easy choices, hard life. Jerzy Gregory Click to tweet

January 2

Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears. Albert Camus

January 3

Great hopes make great men. Thomas Fuller

January 4

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. Sharon Begley

January 5

Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others. Rosa Parks

January 6

Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen. Conan O’Brien

January 7

The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power. Mary Pickford

January 8

Persistence overshadows even talent as the most valuable resource shaping the quality of life. Tony Robbins

January 9

I don’t dream at night, I dream all day; I dream for a living. Steven Spielberg

January 10

Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around. Henry David Thoreau Click to tweet

January 11

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now. Napoleon Hill Click to tweet

January 12

We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joys in the world. Helen Keller

January 13

You and you alone are the only person who can live the life that can write the story that you were meant to tell. Kerry Washington

January 14

We are here to make another world. W. Edwards Deming

January 15

It isn’t where you came from. It’s where you’re going that counts. Ella Fitzgerald

January 16

The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. Bertrand Russell

January 17

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. Joseph Campbell

January 18

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail? Robert H. Schuller

January 19

The most important thing is this: To be able at any moment, to sacrifice what you are, for what you will become. Eric Thomas

January 20

At your birth a seed is planted. That seed is your uniqueness. It wants to grow, transform itself, and flower to its full potential. It has a natural, assertive energy to it. Your life’s task is to bring that seed to flower, to express your uniqueness through your work. Robert Greene

January 21

Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future. Steve Jobs

January 22

Be who you were created to be and you will set the world on fire. Unknown (Submitted by the Wisdom Quotes Community)

January 23

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. Tony Robbins Click to tweet

January 24

One day, you’ll be just a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one. Unknown

January 25

The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible. Arthur C. Clarke

January 26

It’s time to say goodbye to the person we’ve become, who we’ve worked so hard to perfect, and to make some crucial decisions in becoming who we’re going to be. Stephen Colbert

January 27

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. H. Jackson Brown Jr

January 28

When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go. Carol Burnett

January 29

The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible. Arthur C. Clarke

January 30

Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes. Benjamin Disraeli

January 31

I dwell in possibility. Emily Dickinson

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Quote Of The Day – February (Motivational Quotes)

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February 1

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. George Addair Click to tweet

February 2

Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay. Simone de Beauvoir

February 3

What you do today can improve all your tomorrows. Ralph Marston

February 4

Stop whining, start grinding. Eric Thomas

February 5

A will finds a way. Orison Swett Marden

February 6

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. Tony Robbins

February 7

I believe that the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity is daring to dare. Maya Angelou

February 8

Any great and inspiring leader or organization that ever existed set out to do something completely unrealistic. Simon Sinek

February 9

Great men are not born great, they grow great. Lewis Howes

February 10

Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may get tough, but it’s a small price to pay for living a dream. Peter McWilliams

February 11

Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going. Sam Levenson

February 12

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. Walter Elliot

February 13

Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. Thomas Jefferson

February 14

Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness. Allen Ginsberg

February 15

Go for it now. The future is promised to no one. Wayne Dyer Click to tweet

February 16

Step by step and the thing is done. Charles Atlas

February 17

A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week. George S. Patton

February 18

Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed – there’s so little competition. Elbert Hubbard

February 19

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand. Woodrow Wilson

February 20

If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives. Lemony Snicket

February 21

If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride – and never quit, you’ll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards. Paul Bryant

February 22

A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t. Jack Dempsey

February 23

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. Og Mandino Click to tweet

February 24

Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle

February 25

Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve. Mary Kay Ash

February 26

Reach for it. Push yourself as far as you can. Christa McAuliffe

February 27

Either I will find a way, or I will make one. Philip Sidney

February 28

Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there. Bo Jackson

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Quote Of The Day – March (Life Quotes)

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March 1

The secret to living is giving. Tony Robbins Click to tweet

March 2

Life is a single player game. Naval Ravikant

March 3

Three things in life – your health, your mission, and the people you love. That’s it. Naval Ravikant

March 4

If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere. Frank A. Clark

March 5

No man is free who is not master of himself. Epictetus

March 6

Don’t explain your philosophy. Embody it. Epictetus

March 7

Nothing is worth more than this day. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

March 8

Life is made of ever so many partings welded together. Charles Dickens

March 9

Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

March 10

Your life is your message to the world. Make sure it’s inspiring. Lewis Howes

March 11

There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions – in a way that serves the world and you. Richard Branson

March 12

I think it’s much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong. Richard P. Feynman

March 13

The most wasted of days is one without laughter. E. E. Cummings

March 14

Your Life’s Task is to express your uniqueness through your work. Robert Greene Click to tweet

March 15

The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life. Jessica Hische

March 16

What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. Viktor Frankl

March 17

Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation. Charlotte Bronte

March 18

Life has got all those twists and turns. You’ve got to hold on tight and off you go. Nicole Kidman

March 19

In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself. Jiddu Krishnamurti

March 20

Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn’t matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough. Richard P. Feynman

March 21

Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. Unknown

March 22

The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose. Unknown Click to tweet

March 23

One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others. Levi Strauss

March 24

You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens. Mandy Hale

March 25

You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. Mike Murdoch

March 26

There are two types of pain in this world: pain that hurts you, and pain that changes you. Unknown

March 27

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls. Joseph Campbell

March 28

Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over. F. Scott Fitzgerald

March 29

To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders. Lao Tzu

March 30

What makes life dreary is the want of a motive. George Eliot

March 31

The only journey is the one within. Rainer Maria Rilke

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Quote Of The Day – April (Wisdom Quotes, Quotes To Live By)

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April 1

Knowing thyself is the height of wisdom. Socrates Click to tweet

April 2

The only thing more dangerous than ignorance is arrogance. Albert Einstein

April 3

Whatever happens, take responsibility. Tony Robbins

April 4

The quality of your life is measured by the quality of your questions. Tony Robbins

April 5

Self-knowledge is the first step to maturity. Jane Austen

April 6

It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness. Eleanor Roosevelt

April 7

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. Richard Branson

April 8

When you win, say nothing, when you lose, say less. Paul Brown

April 9

Wisdom consists in doing the next thing you have to do, doing it with your whole heart, and finding delight in doing it. Meister Eckhart

April 10

It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end. Ursula K. Le Guin

April 11

Learn to sell. Learn to build. If you can do both, you will be unstoppable. Naval Ravikant

April 12

Play iterated games. All the returns in life, whether in wealth, relationships, or knowledge, come from compound interest. Naval Ravikant

April 13

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do. Pope John XXIII

April 14

The harder it is to make a decision, the closer to equivalent your options are. The hardest decisions are often the most inconsequential. Michael

April 15

There is a great deal of unmapped country within us. George Eliot

April 16

We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more in imagination than in reality. Seneca

April 17

If I had to relive my life I would be even more stubborn and uncompromising than I have been. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

April 18

Maturity of mind is best shown in slow belief. Baltasar Gracian Click to tweet

April 19

Many things cause pain which would cause pleasure if you regarded their advantages. Baltasar Gracian

April 20

Today is the only day. Yesterday is gone. John Wooden

April 21

No matter what comes up in my life, I know that “This too, will pass”. Unknown

April 22

The meaning of life is to give life a meaning. Unknown

April 23

In all aspects of life, what’s happening today seems like a much bigger deal than it will appear in retrospect. That’s why it helps to step back to gain perspective and sometimes defer a decision until some time passes. Ray Dalio

April 24

Life is simple, but not easy. The problem is we want life to be easy, which makes it complicated. Shane Parrish

April 25

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool. Richard P. Feynman

April 26

You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice. Bob Marley Click to tweet

April 27

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson

April 28

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. Eleanor Roosevelt

April 29

Fill your mind with truth; fill your heart with love; fill your life with service. Thomas S. Monson

April 30

Do what is right, not what is easy nor what is popular. Roy T. Bennett

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Quote Of The Day – May (Happiness Quotes, Health Quotes)

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May 1

Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive. Hafez Click to tweet

May 2

Comparison is the thief of joy. Theodore Roosevelt

May 3

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. George Eliot

May 4

You do not find the happy life. You make it. Camilla Eyring Kimball

May 5

Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it. Andy Rooney

May 6

Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes. Charles Dickens

May 7

Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers, and are famous preservers of good looks. Charles Dickens

May 8

You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination. Roman Payne

May 9

Most people’s lives are ruled by momentary pleasure. The most well-beaten paths in life, therefore, don’t lead to long term well-being. Michael

May 10

Curb your desire — don’t set your heart on so many things and you will get what you need. Epictetus

May 11

Too many people believe that everything must be pleasurable in life. Robert Greene

May 12

Think more highly of what fate has given you than of what it has denied. Baltasar Gracian

May 13

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. Marcus Aurelius

May 14

Make time for yourself…stop letting yourself be pulled in all directions. Marcus Aurelius

May 15

Concentrate on what can be lived (which means the present)… then you can spend the time you have left in tranquility. And in kindness. And at peace with the spirit within you. Marcus Aurelius

May 16

Laughter is the fireworks of the soul. Josh Billings Click to tweet

May 17

To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment. Jane Austen

May 18

If you want to feel rich, just count all the gifts you have that money can’t buy. Unknown

May 19

The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least. Unknown

May 20

Someone else is happy with less than you have. Unknown

May 21

The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have. Unknown

May 22

Being happy isn’t having everything in your life be perfect. Maybe it’s about stringing together all the little things. Ann Brashares

May 23

The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage. Thucydides Click to tweet

May 24

Men are disturbed not by the things which happen, but by the opinions about the things. Epictetus

May 25

Happiness is a risk. If you’re not a little scared, then you’re not doing it right. Sarah Addison Allen

May 26

Rules for happiness: Something to do, someone to love, something to hope for. Immanuel Kant

May 27

To do two things at once is to do neither. Publius Syrus

May 28

Conquest over one’s self; in the hour of victory, is a double triumph. Publius Syrus

May 29

Patience is a remedy for every sorrow. Publius Syrus

May 30

Whoever is happy will make others happy too. Anne Frank

May 31

Enthusiasm moves the world. Arthur Balfour

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Quote Of The Day – June (Love And Self-Love Quotes)

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June 1

Be worthy of a worthy mate. Charlie Munger Click to tweet

June 2

Love is patient, love is kind. Corinthians 13:4

June 3

You are enough just as you are. Meghan Markle

June 4

It takes two flints to make a fire. Louisa May Alcott

June 5

I am what I wanted and I want what I am. Meister Eckhart

June 6

Love is wise, hatred is foolish. Bertrand Russell

June 7

Love without sacrifice is like theft. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

June 8

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not. Andre Gide

June 9

The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion. Richard P. Feynman

June 10

Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory. Dr. Seuss Click to tweet

June 11

I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. Marilyn Monroe

June 12

Always give without remembering and always receive without forgetting. Brian Tracy

June 13

The things that we love tell us what we are. Thomas Aquinas

June 14

Love is rocket fuel for life. Shane Parrish

June 15

You are valuable and irreplaceable. If you are ever told otherwise, do not believe it. Unknown

June 16

The best feeling in the world is being loved back by the person you love. Unknown

June 17

A fit body, a calm mind, a house full of love. These things cannot be bought – they must be earned. Naval Ravikant

June 18

In order to master a field, you must love the subject and feel a profound connection to it. Your interest must transcend the field itself and border on the religious. Robert Greene

June 19

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. 1 John 4:18

June 20

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. Corinthians 13:13

June 21

If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello. Paulo Coelho Click to tweet

June 22

Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy. Robert Tew

June 23

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand. Mother Teresa

June 24

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. E.E. Cummings

June 25

Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. Neil Gaiman

June 26

What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined – to strengthen each other – to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories. George Eliot

June 27

Future love does not exist. Love is a present activity only. The man who does not manifest love in the present has not love. Leo Tolstoy

June 28

The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers. Thich Nhat Hanh

June 29

Only your compassion and your loving kindness are invincible, and without limit. Thich Nhat Hanh Click to tweet

June 30

Respect yourself if you would have others respect you. Baltasar Gracian

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Quote Of The Day – July (Success Quotes, Work Quotes)

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July 1

Success is buried on the other side of rejection. Tony Robbins Click to tweet

July 2

Winners focus on winning. Losers focus on winners. Eric Thomas

July 3

The world makes room for passionate people. Lewis Howes

July 4

Successful people are simply those with successful habits. Brian Tracy

July 5

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. Peter Drucker

July 6

Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops. Thomas Watson

July 7

Whatever your goal is you will never succeed unless you let go of your fears and fly. Richard Branson

July 8

I think anything is possible if you have the mindset and the will and desire to do it and put the time in. Roger Clemens

July 9

So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard. Caterina Fake

July 10

Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals. Jim Rohn

July 11

Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. Henry Ford

July 12

We are trying to prove ourselves wrong as quickly as possible, because only in that way can we find progress. Richard P. Feynman

July 13

Avoid the false path. A false path in life is generally something we are attracted to for the wrong reasons—money, fame, attention, and so on. Robert Greene

July 14

Your work is something connected deeply to who you are, not a separate compartment in your life. Robert Greene

July 15

Seek wealth, not money or status. Wealth is having assets that earn while you sleep. Money is how we transfer time and wealth. Status is your place in the social hierarchy. Naval Ravikant

July 16

Pick business partners with high intelligence, energy, and, above all, integrity. Naval Ravikant

July 17

If you can’t see yourself working with someone for life, don’t work with them for a day. Naval Ravikant

July 18

You have to pick something big to work on, because it’s hard to commit your life to something small. Naval Ravikant

July 19

Work as hard as you can. Even though who you work with and what you work on are more important than how hard you work. Naval Ravikant

July 20

Brick walls are there for a reason. They give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Randy Pausch

July 21

Treat your customers like they own you. Because they do. Marc Cuban Click to tweet

July 22

Don’t start a company unless it’s an obsession and something you love. If you have an exit strategy, it’s not an obsession. Marc Cuban

July 23

Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. Cyril Northcote Parkinson

July 24

Make your passion and your work one and the same and do it with people you want to be with. Ray Dalio

July 25

Losing is a learning experience. It teaches you humility. It teaches you to work harder. It’s also a powerful motivator. Yogi Berra

July 26

When you are not practicing, someone else is. When you meet him, he will win. Martial Arts proverb

July 27

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. Marilyn Vos Savant

July 28

It is very important to know who you are. To make decisions. To show who you are. Malala Yousafzai

July 29

Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. Swami Sivananda

July 30

No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist. Salvador Dali Click to tweet

July 31

With self-discipline most anything is possible. Theodore Roosevelt

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Quote Of The Day – August (Friendship Quotes)

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August 1

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend. Henry David Thoreau Click to tweet

August 2

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself. Jim Morrison

August 3

A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world. Leo Buscaglia

August 4

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you. Elbert Hubbard

August 5

Today will never come again… Be a blessing. Be a friend. Take time to care. Unknown

August 6

Listening is often the only thing needed to help someone. Unknown

August 7

Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones. Unknown

August 8

We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone. Ronald Reagan

August 9

When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves. William Arthur Ward

August 10

Kindness is always fashionable, and always welcome. Amelia Barr

August 11

Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. Anais Nin

August 12

Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. Mark Twain Click to tweet

August 13

What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other? George Eliot

August 14

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth. Robert Southey

August 15

Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms. George Eliot

August 16

Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words. George Eliot

August 17

Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble. Frank Tyger

August 18

Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends? Abraham Lincoln

August 19

A friend to all is a friend to none. Aristotle

August 20

My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake. Aristotle

August 21

True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions. Joseph Addison

August 22

Love is flower like; Friendship is like a sheltering tree. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

August 23

Keep good company, read good books, love good things and cultivate soul and body as faithfully as you can. Louisa May Alcott

August 24

Next to love, friendship, in my opinion, is the most valuable thing life has to offer. Henry Miller Click to tweet

August 25

Keep your friends for friendship, but work with the skilled and competent. Robert Greene

August 26

The strong bond of friendship is not always a balanced equation; friendship is not always about giving and taking in equal shares. Instead, friendship is grounded in a feeling that you know exactly who will be there for you when you need something, no matter what or when. Simon Sinek

August 27

Friendship that ends was never one; there was at least one sucker in it. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

August 28

Trust is harder than friendship. Naval Ravikant

August 29

Your closest friends are the ones you can have a relationship with about nothing. Naval Ravikant

August 30

A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success! Doug Larson

August 31

One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives. Euripides

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Quote Of The Day – September (Education Quotes)

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September 1

Be willing to be a beginner every single morning. Meister Eckhart Click to tweet

September 2

Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly. Epictetus

September 3

If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid. Epictetus

September 4

Adventure is not outside man; it is within. George Eliot

September 5

Who is your master? Anyone who has control over things upon which you’ve set your heart, or over things which you seek to avoid. Epictetus

September 6

Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible. Richard P. Feynmann

September 7

If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then you are an excellent leader. Dolly Parton


Truly effective and inspiring leaders aren’t driven to lead people, they are driven to serve them. Simon Sinek

September 9

You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over. Richard Branson

September 10

Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A ‘you can do it’ when things are tough. Richard M. DeVos

September 11

Arm yourself with specific knowledge, accountability, and leverage. Naval Ravikant

September 12

Become the best in the world at what you do. Keep redefining what you do until this is true. Naval Ravikant

September 13

If you’re going to pick 3 cards in the hand you’re dealt, take intelligence, drive, and most importantly, emotional self-discipline. Naval Ravikant

September 14

Give me a lever long enough, and a place to stand, and I will move the earth. Archimedes Click to tweet

September 15

What I learned on my own I still remember. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

September 16

If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals. J.K. Rowling

September 17

School is about dealing with certainties. Life is about the ability to handle the maximal amount of uncertainty. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

September 18

In youth we learn; in age we understand. Marie von Ebner-Eschenbac

September 19

The most important thing in life is to stop saying ‘I wish’ and start saying ‘I will.’ Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities. Charles Dickens

September 20

Knowledge is not enough, we have to apply it; wanting is not enough, there has to be action. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

September 21

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. Aldous Huxley

September 22

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. Winston Churchill

September 23

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them. Mark Twain

September 24

When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new. Dalai Lama

September 25

Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul. Thomas Merton

September 26

Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel. Augustus Hare

September 27

Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge. Abraham Joshua Heschel

September 28

A room without books is like a body without a soul. Marcus Tullius Cicero

September 29

The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Click to tweet

September 30

The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice. George Eliot

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Quote Of The Day – October (Funny Quotes)

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October 1

I’m smart enough to know that I’m dumb. Richard P. Feynman Click to tweet

October 2

Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles. George Eliot

October 3

If you want to annoy a poet, explain his poetry. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

October 4

Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things. George Carlin

October 5

I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn’t have one. So I got a cake. Mitch Hedberg

October 6

I understand there’s a guy inside me who wants to lay in bed, smoke weed all day, and watch cartoons and old movies. My whole life is a series of stratagems to avoid, and outwit, that guy. Anthony Bourdain

October 7

I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened. Mark Twain

October 8

I did not attend his funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it. Mark Twain

October 9

Everything is funny, as long as it’s happening to somebody else. Will Rogers

October 10

If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some. Benjamin Franklin

October 11

I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying. Oscar Wilde Click to tweet

October 12

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. William Shakespeare

October 13

Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read. Groucho Marx

October 14

I used to think I was indecisive, but now I’m not too sure. Unknown

October 15

Doing nothing is hard, you never know when you’re done. Unknown

October 16

I am not lazy, I am on energy saving mode. Unknown

October 17

How I feel when there’s no coffee? Depresso. Unknown

October 18

Sorry for being late. I got caught up enjoying my last few minutes of not being here. Unknown

October 19

Some things are better left unsaid. Which I generally realize right after I have said them. Unknown

October 20

People say I act like I don’t give a fuck. Motherfuckers… I’m not acting. Unknown

October 21

Education is important but beer is importanter. Unknown

October 22

We live in the era of smart phones and stupid people. Unknown Click to tweet

October 23

Hey, train wreck, this isn’t not your station. Unknown

October 24

Don’t give up on your dreams. Keep sleeping. Unknown

October 25

Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight. Phyllis Diller

October 26

We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don’t know. W. H. Auden

October 27

If at first you don’t succeed, then skydiving isn’t for you. Steven Wright

October 28

Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time. Steven Wright

October 29

You can’t have everything. Where would you put it? Steven Wright

October 30

There’s a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot. Steven Wright

October 31

Farts are like children, I’m proud of mine and disgusted by yours. Bill Murray

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Quote Of The Day – November (Positive, Uplifting, Encouraging Quotes)

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November 1

Make the rest of your life the best of your life. Unknown Click to tweet

November 2

How does it help… to make troubles heavier by bemoaning them? Seneca

November 3

Be comforted, dear soul! There is always light behind the clouds. Louisa May Alcott

November 4

Nothing is impossible to a determined woman. Louisa May Alcott

November 5

We need never be ashamed of our tears. Charles Dickens

November 6

God’s plans for your life exceed the circumstances of your day. Unknown

November 7

Life is about breaking our personal limits and outgrowing ourselves to live our best lives. Unknown

November 8

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. Aristotle Click to tweet

November 9

Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. Neil Gaiman

November 10

A champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall. Serena Williams

November 11

If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. Roald Dahl

November 12

Heroes are heroes because they are heroic in behavior, not because they won or lost. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

November 13

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

November 14

Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

November 15

Don’t seek for everything to happen as you wish it would, but rather wish that everything happens as it actually will—then your life will flow well. Epictetus

November 16

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be. Douglas Adams

November 17

Hold up your head! You were not made for failure, you were made for victory. Go forward with a joyful confidence. George Eliot

November 18

The darkest night that ever fell upon the earth never hid the light, never put out the stars. It only made the stars more keenly, kindly glancing, as if in protest against the darkness. George Eliot

November 19

Once you realize the future is always uncertain and you can’t ever be 100% sure of any decision or have control over the outcome, it is easier to actually go ahead and decide. Annie Duke

November 20

Prayer is man’s greatest power. W. Clement Stone

November 21

The next time you experience a blackout, take some solace by looking at the sky. You will not recognize it. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

November 22

Life always offers you a second chance… It’s called tomorrow. Nicholas Sparks Click to tweet

November 23

Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason. Albert Schweitzer

November 24

You will turn back to me and ask for help, and I will answer your prayers. Jeremiah 29:12-14

November 25

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. Harriet Beecher Stowe

November 26

I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings. Gustave Flaubert

November 27

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is! Anne Frank

November 28

I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do. Georgia O’Keeffe

November 29

A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows. Francis of Assisi

November 30

Out of difficulties grow miracles. Jean de la Bruyere

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Quote Of The Day – December (Family Quotes)

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December 1

We must take care of our families wherever we find them. Elizabeth Gilbert Click to tweet

December 2

The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely. Louisa May Alcott

December 3

It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons. Johann Schiller

December 4

Ohana means family – no one gets left behind, and no one is ever forgotten. Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois

December 5

Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches. Wanda Hope Carter

December 6

Other things may change us, but we start and end with family. Anthony Brandt

December 7

In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future. Alex Haley

December 8

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored. Earl Nightingale

December 9

The best thing about having a sister was that I always had a friend. Cali Rae Turner

December 10

Is solace anywhere more comforting than in the arms of a sister. Alice Walker

December 11

Our roots say we’re sisters, our hearts say we’re friends. Unknown

December 12

Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter. Brad Henry

December 13

Tennis just a game, family is forever. Serena Williams Click to tweet

December 14

Work is work, but family is for life. That’s what really matters to me. Akshay Kumar

December 15

I think family is key, and if you have love for family, then you have love for others – and you have unity as a people. Marlon Wayans

December 16

The most important thing in the world is family and love. John Wooden

December 17

Because brothers don’t let each other wander in the dark alone. Jolene Perry

December 18

What is important is family, friends, giving back to your community and finding meaning in life. Adrian Grenier

December 19

I’m a minimalist. I don’t really need much to enjoy a good holiday – just my family and the bare essentials. Jean Reno

December 20

Never make a companion equal to a brother. Hesiod

December 21

When trouble comes, it’s your family that supports you. Guy Lafleur

December 22

When brothers agree, no fortress is so strong as their common life. Antisthenes

December 23

Families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts. Unknown

December 24

It didn’t matter how big our house was; it mattered that there was love in it. Peter Buffett Click to tweet

December 25

My family is my strength and my weakness. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

December 26

Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero. Marc Brown

December 27

The single most important factor in our long-term happiness is the relationships we have with our family and close friends. Clayton Christensen

December 28

Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst. Marjorie Pay Hinckley

December 29

While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about. Angela Schwindt

December 30

Help your brother’s boat across, and your own will reach the shore. Hindu Proverb

December 31

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother. Abraham Lincoln

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100 Inspiring & Motivational Quotes to Start Your Day

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Those that tackle difficult situations with a positive attitude can make such a huge impact on our lives.

Everyone needs that motivational quote of the day to keep pushing forward. Because we face difficulties and hard times in their life. These difficulties can break our spirit and bring us down and makes us feel uninspired.

Hope you enjoy these positive quotes and they help you to start the day with some motivation and inspiration!

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100 Motivational Quotes

Therefore, in this article we bring you 100 inspirational quotes, here they are:

“Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

“If you can dream it, you can achieve it.” – Zig Ziglar

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” – Benjamin Franklin

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

“Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.” – Grandma Moses

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” – Beverly Sills

“Dream big and dare to fail.” – Norman Vaughan

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Farrah Gray

“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” – Vincent van Gogh

“I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” – Jamie Paolinetti

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown

“If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.” – Latin Proverb

“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” – Sheryl Sandberg

“Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see.” – Confucius

“Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.” – Booker T. Washington

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” – Aristotle

“The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

“Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

“Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.” – Vince Lombardi

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon

“Just know, when you truly want success, you’ll never give up on it. No matter how bad the situation may get.” – Unknown

“I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.” – Unknown

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude.” – Denis Waitley

“I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them I’m doing it myself.” – Albert Einstein

“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” – Jack Canfield

“Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.” – Larry Winget

“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

“I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do – Lucas ( Rory Cochrane, Empire Records)

“Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.” – Unknown

“When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place.” – Unknown

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” – Judy Garland

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Henry S. Haskins

“Challenge yourself with something you know you could never do, and what you’ll find is that you can overcome anything.” – Unknown

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

“All our dreams can come true–if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Alan Kay

“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” – Napoleon Hill

“An obstacle is often a stepping stone.” – William Prescott

“You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give.” – Winston Churchill

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu

“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Dr. Robert Schuller

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.” – Helen Keller

“The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost

“Make each day your masterpiece.” – John Wooden

“The best dreams happen when you’re awake.” – Cherie Gilderbloom

“Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” – Jimmy Johnson

“You must not only aim right, but draw the bow with all your might.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers

“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth

“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Napoleon Hill

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” – Frederick Douglass

“What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.” – Tim Ferriss

“The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.” – Richard Bach

“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein

“Do what you love and the money will follow.” – Marsha Sinetar

“The harder I work, the luckier I get.” – Gary Player

“Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.” – Victor Kiam

“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” – Dalai Lama

“The dreamers are the saviors of the world.” – James Allen

“Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.” – Russell Warren

“Someday is not a day of the week.” – Denise Brennan-Nelson

“If you can’t outplay them, outwork them.” – Ben Hogan

“Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billie Jean King

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“Action is the foundational key to all success – Pablo Picasso

“I will go anywhere as long as it is forward.” – David Livingston

“If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all? – Joe Namath

“Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it.” – Ted Williams

“Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.” – Howard Ruff

“Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.” – Doug Ivester

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” – Henry David Thoreau

“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” – Denis Waitley

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering the attitudes of his mind.” – William James

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.” – Robert Frost

“The aim of an argument or discussion should not be victory, but progress.” – Joseph Joubert

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S. Eliot

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde

“Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose yours.” – Paulo Coelho

“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” – John F. Kennedy

“I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.” – James Joyce

“It’s time to start living the life you’ve imagined – Henry James

“Every man dies. Not every man really lives.” – William Wallace

“Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso

“Nothing important was ever achieved without someone taking a chance.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr

I hope all these positive quotes for the day will bring a new change in your life and work. Read one quote before starting your day and I assure you that you will remain focused. Now that you’re done, please pass it along to your friends and others who you want to motivate.

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“We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us. ~ Marcel Proust

Grief and Loss



“Difficulties are opportunities to better things; they are stepping stones to greater experience.  Perhaps someday you will be thankful for some temporary failure in a particular direction.  When one door closes, another always opens.”  ~ Brian Adams

“There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands.  We seek out problems because we need their gifts.”  ~ Richard Bach

“It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.”  ~ Joseph Campbell

“We’d never know how high we are ’till we are called to rise; and then, if we are true to plan, our statures touch the sky.” ~ Emily Dickinson

“Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.” ~ Isak Dinesen

“Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth.  Tame the dragon and the gift is yours.”  ~ Noela Evans

“What is to give light must endure burning.”  ~ Viktor Frankl

“Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.” ~ Billy Graham

“Adversity is like a strong wind.  It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.” ~ Arthur Golden

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”  ~ Napoleon Hill’

“Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”  ~ Joshua J. Marine

“Looking back we see with great clarity, and what once appeared as difficulties now reveal themselves as blessings.”  ~ Dan Millman

“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.” ~ Peter Marshall

“The tests of life aren’t meant to break you but to make you.”  ~ Norman Vincent Peale

“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.”  ~ Bernice Johnson Reagon

“One cannot get through life without pain.  What we can do is choose how to use the pain life presents to us.” ~ Bernie. S. Siegel, M.D.

“Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away hunger.” ~ St. Basil

“Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them.  Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.”  ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“Obstacles come to instruct, not obstruct.”  ~ Brian Tracy

“The difficulties of life are intended to make us better, not bitter.” ~ Unknown

“Do not fear the winds of adversity.  Remember:  a kite rises against the wind rather than with it.”  ~ Unknown

“We grow through adversity.  We need not seek it out; we can all look back at moments when our lives were in utter chaos, desolation and despair.  Growth comes when we respond to adversity by stretching just an edge beyond our talent and experience.” ~ Dr. Robert D. Wald


“There is a calmness to a life lived in Gratitude, a quiet joy.” ~ Ralph H. Blum

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.  Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” ~ Melody Beattie

“If the only prayer you say in your whole life is thank you, that would suffice.” ~ Meister Eckhart

“To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.” ~ Johannes A. Gaertner

“Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.” ~ Lionel Hampton

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~ J.F. Kennedy

“If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.” ~ Rabbi Harold Kushner

“Gratitude is the memory of the heart.” ~ Massieu

“Gratitude is the intention to count-your-blessings every day, every minute, while avoiding, whenever possible, the belief that you need or deserve different circumstances.” ~ Timothy Miller

“Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.”  ~ Brother David Steindl-Rast

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” ~ William Arthur Ward

Grief & Loss

“Mourning is not forgetting…  It is an undoing.  Every minute tie has to be untied and something permanent and valuable recovered and assimilated from the dust.”

“As long as we can love each other, and remember the feeling of love we had, we can die without ever really going away. All the love you created is still there. All the memories are still there. You live on in the hearts of everyone you have touched and nurtured while you were here.”  ~ Mitch Albom

“Mourning is not forgetting… It is an undoing. Every minute tie has to be untied and something permanent and valuable recovered and assimilated from the dust.” ~ Margery Allingham

“Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature’s delight!” ~ Marcus Aurelius

“Everyone at some point will suffer a loss – the loss of loved ones, good health, a job.  It’s your desert experience – a time of feeling barren of options, even hope.  The important thing is not to allow yourself to be stranded in the desert.” ~ Patrick Del Zoppo

“Grief is a journey, often perilous and without clear direction, that must be taken.  The experience of grieving cannot be ordered or categorized, hurried or controlled, pushed aside or ignored indefinitely.  It is inevitable as breathing, as change, as love.  It may be postponed, but it will not be denied.” ~ Molly Fumia

“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and in truth you shall see that you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” ~ Kahlil Gibran

“Sorrow comes to all… Perfect relief is not possible, except with time.  You cannot now realize that you will ever feel better… and yet… you are sure to be happy again.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

“When our spirit tells us it is time to weep, we should weep.  It is part of the ritual, if you will, of putting sadness in perspective and gaining control of the situation. . . . Grief has a purpose.  Grieving does not mean you are weak  It is the first step toward regaining balance and strength.  Grieving is part of the tempering process.” ~ Joseph M. Marshall III

“To find a safe journey through grief to growth does not mean one should forget the past.  It means that on the journey we will need safe pathways so that remembrance, which may be painful, is possible.” ~ Donna O’Toole

“Every great loss demands that we choose life again.  We need to grieve in order to do this.  The pain we have not grieved over will always stand between us and life.  When we don’t grieve, a part of us becomes caught in the past like Lot’s wife who, because she looked back, was turned into a pillar of salt.  Grieving is not about forgetting.  Grieving allows us to heal, to remember with love rather than pain.  It is a sorting process.  One by one you let go of the things that are gone and you mourn for them.  One by one you take hold of the things that have become a part of who you are and build again.” ~ Rachel Naomi Remen

“Three things are fundamental to an understanding of mourning.  First, each loss launches us on an inescapable course through grief.  Second, each loss revives all past losses.  Third, each loss, if fully mourned, can be a vehicle for growth and regeneration.”  ~ Vamik D. Volkan, MD


“The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher “To live happily is an inward power of the soul.” ~ Aristotle

“What is happiness and unhappiness?  It depends so little on the circumstances; it depends really only on what happens inside a person.  I am grateful for every day… and that makes me happy.” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Earth laughs in flowers.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Happiness is a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which, if you sit down quietly, may alight on you.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Happiness is not the acquisition of anything; it’s the understanding of something.”  ~ Vernon Howard

“It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves.”  ~ Helen Keller

“You don’t become happy by pursuing happiness.  You become happy by living a life that means something.”  ~ Harold S. Kushner

“Realize that true happiness lies within you.  Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside.  Remember that there is no happiness in getting, but only in giving.  Reach out.  Share.  Smile.  Hug.  Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.”  ~ Og Mandino

“Real happiness is so simple that most people do not recognize it.  They think it comes from doing something on a big scale, from a big fortune, or from some great achievement, when, in fact, it is derived from the simplest, the quietest, the most unpretentious things in the world.”  ~ Orison S. Marden

“Realize that if you want joy in your soul, you will have to choose to bring it there.”  ~ Joseph J. Mazzella

“Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind.” ~ Alice Meynell

“One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats.” ~ Iris Murdoc

“To be happy is easy enough if we forgive ourselves, forgive others, and live with thanksgiving.  No self-centered person, no ungrateful soul can ever be happy, much less make anyone else happy.  Life is giving, not getting.” ~ Joseph Fort Newton

“The ingredients of happiness are so simple that they can be counted on one hand. First of all, happiness must be shared. Selfishness is its enemy; to make another happy is to be happy one’s self. It is quiet, seldom found for long in crowds, most easily won in moments of solitude and reflection. It comes from within, and rests most securely on simple goodness and clear conscience.” ~ William Ogden

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.” ~ James Oppenheim

“It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.”  ~ Agnes Repplier

“The journey to happiness involves finding the courage to go down into ourselves and taking responsibility for what we find there: all of it.” ~ Richard Rohr

“Happiness is not in our circumstance but in ourselves.  It is not something we see, like a rainbow, or feel, like the heat of a fire.  Happiness is something we are.” ~ John B. Sheerin

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” ~ Charles Schulz

“It is not the level of prosperity that makes for happiness but the kinship of heart to heart and the way we look at the world.  Both attitudes are within our power so that a man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy, and no one can stop him.” ~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.”  ~ Mother Teresa

“A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.” ~ Unknown

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” ~ Denis Waitley


“To embrace one’s brokenness, whatever it looks like, whatever has caused it, carries within it the possibility that one might come to embrace one’s healing.”

The healthy and strong individual is the one who asks for help when he needs it. Whether he’s got an abscess on his knee or in his soul. ~Rona Barrett

“Seek healing, a refilling of energy and spirit, as soon as you see that you need it.  You don’t have to push yourself to give, do, or perform when what your body, mind, soul and emotions need is to heal.” ~ Melody Beattie

“To embrace one’s brokenness, whatever it looks like, whatever has caused it, carries within it the possibility that one might come to embrace one’s healing.” ~ Robert Benson

“When an emotional injury takes place, the body begins a process as natural as the healing of a physical wound.  Let the process happen.  Trust that nature will do the healing.  Know that the pain will pass, and, when it passes, you will be stronger, happier, more sensitive and aware.” ~ Mel Colgrove

“The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.” ~ Hubert Humphrey

“Eventually in the process of your self-healing, you will find your own strength.  Through the careful hand-holding of your own spirit, through recognizing, honoring, and expressing your feelings, by nurturing your body as the vessel that holds your spirit in the web of life, you will discover that you have, without your consciously knowing it, developed the inner sturdiness from which you can function on your own behalf.  This interior growth is a miracle of intimate compassion, a seedling of loving yourself that will bloom, in time, into the capacity for truly loving others.”  ~ Daphne Rose Kingma

“Healing… is an active and internal process that includes investigating one’s attitudes, memories and beliefs with the desire to release all negative patterns that prevent one’s full emotional and spiritual recovery.  This internal review inevitably leads one to review one’s external circumstances in an effort to recreate one’s life in a way that serves activation of will – the will to see and accept truths about one’s life and how one has used one’s energies; and the will to begin to use energy for the creation of love, self-esteem, and health.”  ~ Caroline Myss

“The human being is a surprisingly resilient organism.  We impel toward health, not sickness.  Your spirit, as surely as your body, will try to heal.  The question you must ask yourself is not if you will heal, but how.  Grief and pain have their own duration, and when they begin to pass, you must take care to guide the shape of the new being you are to become.  So you should not fear tragedy and suffering.  Like love, they make you more a part of the human family.  From them can come your greatest creativity.  They are the fire that burns you pure.” ~ Kent Nerburn

“When you move toward that which is most fulfilling and life-enhancing, healing follows regardless of what your health is like in that moment.” ~ Christiane Northrup

“When we honestly ask ourselves which persons in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.” ~ Henri Nouwen

“Healing may not be so much about getting better as about letting go of everything that isn’t you – all of the expectations, all of the beliefs – and becoming who you are.” ~ Rachel Naomi Remen

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” ~ Mary Anne Radmacher

“Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining somewhere nearby.” ~ Ruth E. Renkel

“We do not think ourselves into new ways of living; we live ourselves into new ways of thinking.” ~ Richard Rohr

“The question you need to ask yourself is not if you will heal, but how you will heal.” ~ O. Carl Simonton

“After a stormy period of mixed feelings of prolonged sadness there comes a calm.  After we become convinced that we are at the very brink of eternal despair, or fear, or guilt, or sadness, we are given a reprieve.  We have a breathing space that eventually leads to whole days that have personal value and offer us the opportunity for affection.  Then we recognize that no period of misery is endless and unrelenting; it is instead, changeable.”  ~ Carol Staudacher

“If we face our unpleasant feelings with care, affection, and nonviolence, we can transform them into a kind of energy that is healthy and has the capacity to nourish us.  By the work of mindful observation, our unpleasant feelings can illuminate so much for us, offering us insight and understanding into ourselves and society.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

“Recognizing and honouring our feelings is the way we recognize and honour ourselves and the spirit of life within us.  But what does it mean to honour our feelings?  To honour our feelings is to give such regard to them that we are able to act consciously and creatively in accordance with them to care for and protect ourselves and the spirit of life at our centre.”  ~ Unknown

“Mountains cannot be surmounted except by winding paths.” ~ Von Goethe


“Hope is a waking dream.” ~ Aristotle “Let us plant dates even though those who plant them will never eat them.  We must live by the love of what we will never see.  This is the secret discipline.  It is a refusal to let the creative act be dissolved away in immediate sense experience, and a stubborn commitment to the future of our grandchildren.  Such disciplined love is what has given prophets, revolutionaires and saints the courage to die for the future they envisaged.  They make their own bodies the seed of their highest hope.”  ~ Ruben Alvez

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all.” ~ Emily Dickinson

“What we call despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.” ~ George Eliot

“In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.” ~ Robert Engersoll

“Our difficulties launch us into new states of consciousness where we are inspired to step out of the reality of our smallest thoughts and step into the limitless freedom of our biggest dreams.” ~ Debbie Ford

“While everything around me is ever changing, ever dying, there is underlying that change a living power that is changeless, that holds all together, that creates, dissolves and recreates…  For I can see in the midst of death, life persists, in the midst of untruth, truth persists, in the midst of darkness, light persists.” ~ Mohandas K.Gandhi

“Hope is a state of mind, not of the world.  Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.” ~ Vaclav Havel

“Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.” ~  George Iles

“Hope is the foundation for creativity, inspiration, joy and all those emotions which allow us to transcend ourselves.” ~ Verena Kast

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of suffering.” ~ Helen Keller

“Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.” ~ Robert F. Kennedy

“Imagine hidden in a simpler exterior a secret receptacle wherein the most precious treasure is deposited — there is a spring which has to be pressed, but the spring is hidden, and the pressure must have a certain strength, so that an accidental pressure would not be sufficient.  So likewise is the hope of eternity hidden in man’s inmost parts, and affliction is the pressure. When it presses the hidden spring, and strongly enough, then the contents appear in all their glory.”  ~ Soren Kierkegaard

“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.”  ~ Annie Lamott

“There are no hopeless situations, only people who think hopelessly.” ~ Windred Newman

“The world is round and the place which may seem like the end, may also be the beginning.” ~ Ivy Baker Priest

“Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.” ~ Theodore Roethke

“Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure” ~ Rumi

“What the inner voice says will not disappoint the hoping soul.”  ~ Schiller

“From the ashes of your past come the bright stars of your future.”  ~ Melvin Lewis Thomas

“Hope is the pillar that holds up the world.” ~ Unknown

“Patience is the art of hoping.  ~ Vauvenargus

“Expect to have hope rekindled.  Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways.  The dry seasons in life do not last.  The spring rains will come again.” ~ Sarah van Breathnach

“More than just a moral issue, hope is a spiritual and even religious choice.  Hope is not a feeling; it is a decision.  And the decision for hope is based on what you believe at the deepest levels – what your most basic convictions are about the world and what the future holds – all based on your faith.  You choose hope, not as a naive wish, but as a choice, with your eyes wide open to the reality of the world – just like the cynics who have not made the decision for hope.” ~ Jim Wallis

“Hope never abandons you; you abandon it.”  ~ George Weinberg

“The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring.”  ~ Bern Williams

“Hope cannot be said to exist, nor can it be said not to exist. It is just like roads across the earth. For actually the earth had no roads to begin with, but when many men pass one way, a road is made.”  ~ Lu Xun


“Feet on ground  “Who we are never changes.  Who we think we are does.”  ~ Mary Almanac

heart in hand
facing forward
be yourself.”  ~ Jan Arden

“Going home means getting comfortable being who you are and who your soul really wants to be.  There is no strain with that.  The strain and tension come when we’re not being who our soul wants to be and we’re someplace where our soul doesn’t feel at home.” ~ Melody Beattie

“To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.” ~ Henri Bergson

“The easiest thing in the world to be is you.  The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be.  Don’t let them put you in that position.” ~ Leo Buscaglia

“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”  ~ Joseph Campbell

“Every human being is intended to have a character of his own; to be what no other is, and to do what no other can do.”  ~ William Channing

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.  Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” ~ Tao Te Ching

“Acceptance is the universal currency of real friendship…  It does not warp or shape or wrench a person to be anything other than what they are.” ~ Joan Chittister

“to be nobody-but-yourself – in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else – means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.” ~ e.e. cummings

“Who you really are, your True Nature, is no more tied to the kind of person you’ve been than the wind is tied to the skies through which it moves.  Your past is just that, the past, a place within your psyche with no more reality to it than a picture of a castle on a postcard is made from stone.  You have a destination far beyond where you find yourself standing today.” ~ Guy Finley

“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe.  To be your own man is a hard business.  If you try it, you’ll be lonely often, and sometimes frigthened.  But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” ~ Arthur Gordon

“We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or to other peoples’ models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open.” ~ Shakti Gawain

“There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action.  And because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.  And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium, and be lost.  The world will not have it.” ~ Martha Graham

“… our concern must be to live while we’re alive — to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are.” ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“It is not our differences that divide us.  It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”  ~ Audre Lorde

“At the center of your being you have the answer.  You know who you are and you know what you want.” ~ Lao-tzu

“You were born an original.  Don’t die a copy.”  ~ John Mason

“Find your true path.  It’s so easy to become someone we don’t want to be, without even realizing it’s happening.  We are created by the choices we make every day.  And if we take action in order to please some authority figure, we’ll suddenly wake up down the road and say, ‘This isn’t me.  I never wanted to be this person.'” ~ Bernie Siegel, MD

“Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another.”  ~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“Each being is sacred – meaning that each has an inherent value that cannot be ranked in a hierarchy or compared to the value of another being.”  ~ Starhawk

“Search your heart and see, the way to do is to be.” ~ Lao Tse

“Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common.  Celebrate it everyday.” ~ Unknown


“Between stimulus and response there is a space.  In that space is our power to choose our response.  In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” ~ Stephen Covey

“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

“Everything can be taken away from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” ~ Viktor Frankl

“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the ‘atomic age’ – as in being able to remake ourselves.” ~ Gandhi

“Even in the bleakest times there are gifts to be discovered.” ~ Jann Mitchell

“Always have faith in yourself.  It is not easy to live life sometimes and face the world with a smile when you’re crying inside.  It takes a lot of courage to reach down inside yourself.  Hold on to that strength that’s still there and know that tomorrow is a new day with new possibilities.  If you can just hold on long enough to see this through, you’ll come out a new person – stronger, with more understanding and with a new pride in yourself from knowing you made it.” ~ Kathy Obara

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” ~ Nido Qubein

“Until we stop ourselves or, more often, have been stopped, we hope to put certain of life’s events “behind us” and get on with our living.  After we stop we see that certain of life’s issues will be with us for as long as we live.  We will pass through them again and again, each time with a new story, each time with a greater understanding, until they become indistinguishable from our blessings and our wisdom.  It’s the way life teaches us to live.” ~ Rachel Naomi Remen

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”  ~ Seneca

“It’s never too late – in fiction or in life – to revise.”  ~ Nancy Thayer

“Perhaps the rediscovery of our humanity, and the potential of the human spirit which we have read about in legends of older civilizations, or in accounts of solitary mystics, or in tales of science fiction writers – perhaps this will constitute the true revolution of the future. The new frontier lies not beyond the planets but within each one of us.”  ~ Pierre Elliott Trudeau

“Dreams are renewable.  No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.” ~ Dale E. Turner

“Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.” ~ John Hoyer Updike


“People are not separated.  They are individuated.”  ~ Barbara Ann Brennan “The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens.” ~ Baha’ullah

“A mystic sees beyond the illusion of separateness into the intricate web of life in which all things are expressions of a single Whole.  You can call this web God, the Tao, the Great Spirit, the Infinite Mystery, Mother or Father, but it can be known only as love.” ~ Joan Borysenko

“Do not follow the ideas of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself.  Your body and mind will become clear and you will realize the unity of all things.” ~ Zen Master Dogen

“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent.” ~ John Donne

“We are part of the whole which we call the universe, but it is an optical delusion of our mind that we think we are separate.  This separateness is like a prison for us.  Our job is to widen the circle of compassion so we feel connected to all people and all situations.” ~ Albert Einstein

“The only real hope of people today… is a renewal of our certainty that we are rooted in Earth and, at the same time, in the cosmos.  This awareness endows us with the capacity for self- trans-cendence.  Transcendence as a hand reached out close to us, to foreigners, to the human community, to all living creatures, to nature, to the universe; transcendence as a deeply and joyously experienced need to be in harmony even with what we ourselves are not, what we do not understand, what seems distant from us in time and space, but with which we are nevertheless mysteriously linked because, together with us, all this constitutes a single world.” ~ Vaclav Havel

“Suppose you stand on a high place to enjoy the beauty of the sparkling sea below.  You need do nothing to create that beauty; you need only BE IN THE SAME PLACE WHERE IT IS, and let nature do the rest.  So it is with the inner life.  There is nothing we can DO to gain psychic beauty.  It already exists without our effort.  We need only be where we belong, that is, in self-union.  Then, beauty IS.” ~ Vernon Howard

“To love is to know that you live in union with all other creatures in a world that is itself alive and constantly becoming; in short, to live is to know that you exist in a world whose highest harmony is love.”  ~ Daphne Rose Kingma

“At the heart of each of us, whatever our imperfections, there exists a silent pulse of perfect rhythm, a complex of wave forms and resonances which is absolutely individual and unique, and yet which connects us to everything in the universe.” ~ George Leonard

“You can’t tell when this will happen.  Usually we act as if we are autonomous, independent beings.  But occasionally – at a waterfall, on a walk, hugging someone we love – we glimpse a trace of infinity.  Something inside us remembers the oneness. ~ Daniel C. Matt

“The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose that I am here and you are there. ~ Yasutani Roshi

“The clear bead at the centre changes everything
There are no edges to my loving now
I’ve heard it said there’s a window that opens from one mind to another
But if there’s no wall, there’s no need for fitting the window, or the latch.  ~ Rumi

“Each small task of everyday is part of the total harmony of the universe.” ~ St. Theresa of Lisieux

“Humankind has not woven the web of life.  We are but one thread within it.  Whatever we do to the web we do to ourselves.  All things are bound together.  All things connect.”  ~ Chief Seattle

“If we have no peace it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” ~ Mother Teresa

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14 Wise words of advice for modern-day life from St. Francis of Assisi

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Every next level of your life will demand a different you. Click to tweet

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. Carl Jung Click to tweet

The scariest moment is always just before you start. Stephen King Click to tweet

Little by little, one travels far. J. R. R. Tolkien Click to tweet

I exist as I am, that is enough. Walt Whitman Click to tweet

We know what we are, but know not what we may be. William Shakespeare Click to tweet

Paths are made by walking. Franz Kafka Click to tweet

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. Unknown Click to tweet

Learn to sell. Learn to build. If you can do both, you will be unstoppable. Naval Ravikant Click to tweet

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde Click to tweet

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Begin now to be what you will be hereafter. Saint Jerome Click to tweet

We have to do the best we are capable of. This is our sacred human responsibility. Albert Einstein

Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer. Dan Brown

The brain is wider than the sky. Emily Dickinson

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. Robert Frost

If you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. Toni Morrison

Listen, smile, agree, and then do whatever the fuck you were doing to do anyway. Robert Downey Jr

Individuals search for truth, groups search for consensus. Naval Ravikant

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. W.B. Yeats

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. William Shakespeare Click to tweet

If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. Jim Rohn Click to tweet

Learn to say ‘no’ to the good so you can say ‘yes’ to the best. John C. Maxwell

Great things never came from comfort zones. Neil Strauss

I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad. Or I can go mad by ricocheting in between. Sylvia Plath

When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things. Joe Namath

If you want something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done. Thomas Jefferson

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. Ernest Hemingway

Understand: you are one of a kind. Your character traits are a kind of chemical mix that will never be repeated in history. There are ideas unique to you, a specific rhythm and perspective that are your strengths, not your weaknesses. You must not be afraid of your uniqueness. Robert Greene

You are the person you have been waiting for. Joe Dispenza

If you’re willing to bleed a little every day, you may win big later. Naval Ravikant

Extreme people get extreme results. Sam Altman

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself. Michel de Montaigne

The easiest way to change the world is to change yourself. Maxime Lagacé

Take your time, play the long game, embrace the boring, the difficulties, the uncomfortable. This is how it will happen. Maxime Lagacé

Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion. Jack Kerouac

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it. Horace Click to tweet

I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. Jack London

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. F. Scott Fitzgerald

From error to error one discovers the entire truth. Sigmund Freud (This is one of my favorite inspirational quote. Leave a reply here and let me know what’s yours!)

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In a gentle way, you can shake the world. Mahatma Gandhi Click to tweet

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Mark Twain

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. Samuel Beckett

You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as you dominant aspiration. James Allen

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. Helen Keller

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. Steve Jobs

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Jesus Christ

A ship is always safe a shore but that is not what it’s built for. Albert Einstein

Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars. Les Brown

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. Og Mandino

When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it. Jim Rohn

If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else. Laurence J. Peter

If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want. Zig Ziglar

Not all those who wander are lost. J. R. R. Tolkien Click to tweet

Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. John Wooden

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou

In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd. Miguel de Cervantes

Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not. George Bernard Shaw

You don’t need to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. Martin Luther King Jr

All for one and one for all. Alexandre Dumas

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle

Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well. Jack London

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. Albert Einstein

Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right. Henry Ford

Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around. Henry David Thoreau

You have to risk going too far to discover just how far you can really go. Jim Rohn

That which does not kill us makes us stronger. Friedrich Nietzsche

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. Friedrich Nietzsche

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. Oscar Wilde

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You make your own luck if you stay at it long enough. Naval Ravikant Click to tweet

If you can imagine it, we can make it. John Dykstra

Either get busy living or get busy dying. Stephen King

You change the world by being yourself. Yoko Ono

The only way round is through. Robert Frost

Seek life, not comfort. Maxime Lagacé

Pain or love or danger makes you real again. Jack Kerouac

Begin, be bold and venture to be wise. Horace

We are our choices. Jean-Paul Sartre

A goal should scare you a little and excite you a lot. Joe Vitale

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now. Napoleon Hill

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. T.S. Eliot

One day or day one. You decide. Unknown

I didn’t come this far, to only come this far. Unknown

Prove them wrong. Unknown

Don’t tell people your dreams. Show them. Unknown

You can be happy where you are. Joel Osteen

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. Friedrich Engels

They can because they think they can. Virgil

Fortune sides with him who dares. Virgil Click to tweet

Life begins on the other side of despair. Jean-Paul Sartre

Resist much, obey little. Walt Whitman

Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears. Albert Camus

Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry. Jack Kerouac

And your very flesh shall be a great poem. Walt Whitman

Our true nationality is mankind. H. G. Wells

Diligence is the mother of good fortune. Miguel de Cervantes

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Feet, what do I need them for if I have wings to fly. Frida Kahlo Click to tweet

Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change. Unknown

It will be the toughest thing you’ll ever do, but your heart is never wrong. Maxime Lagacé

Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do. H. Jackson Brown Jr

My message to you is simple, keep believing, keep marching, keep building, keep raising your voice. Barack Obama

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. E.E. Cummings

I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center. Kurt Vonnegut

If you take risks and face your fate with dignity, there is nothing you can do that makes you small; if you don’t take risks, there is nothing you can do that makes you grand, nothing. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. Henry Stanley Haskins

We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it. Barack Obama

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

Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic. Dale Carnegie

Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We don’t rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level of our training. Archilochus

If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is: infinite. William Blake

I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am. Sylvia Plath

You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you. Joseph Joubert

And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. Roald Dahl

Breathe, it’s just a bad day, not a bad life. Unknown Click to tweet

The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water. Sigmund Freud

Build a man a fire, and he’ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life. Terry Pratchett

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust

Abandon yourself to the moment, and you will find every day new openings, new light, new insight. And those new insights will go on changing you. One day, suddenly you will see you are each moment new. Osho

You have to be able to tolerate what you don’t necessarily like so you can be free. Larry Flynt

I believe that man will not merely endure; he will prevail. William Faulkner

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness. John Steinbeck

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Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. Oscar Wilde Click to tweet

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. Sigmund Freud

We are all born mad. Some remain so. Samuel Beckett

Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. Ernest Hemingway

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons. T.S. Eliot

Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead. Charles Bukowski

Life has a way of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once. Paulo Coelho

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity. Edgar Allan Poe

Embrace the glorious mess that you are. Elizabeth Gilbert

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ (I’ve found it!), but ‘That’s funny…’.

I don’t want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there. Oscar Wilde Click to tweet

Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one. Terry Pratchett

I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it. George Bernard Shaw

I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anybody tell you different.

Wrinkles mean you laughed, grey hair means you care and scars mean you lived. Unknown

A bad attitude is like a flat tire, you can’t get very far until you change it. Unknown

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. Ambrose Bierce

If you are money, then, when you die, you will be spent. Rich Cohen

You can only be young once. But you can always be immature. Dave Barry

I have great faith in fools – self-confidence my friends will call it. Edgar Allan Poe

Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain

Drag your thoughts away from your troubles… by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it. Mark Twain

The only thing you can get in a hurry is trouble. Navjot Singh Sidhu

It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog. Mark Twain

Show me a man with a tattoo and I’ll show you a man with an interesting past. Jack London

It’s not bragging if you can back it up. Muhammad Ali

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Deep Inspirational Quotes That Will Make You Think

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The wisest men follow their own direction. Euripides Click to tweet

Better to have, and not need, than to need, and not have. Franz Kafka

You are free, and that is why you are lost. Franz Kafka

From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached. Franz Kafka

Someday, somehow, this will all make sense. Maxime Lagacé

You have as much laughter as you have faith. Martin Luther

We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. T.S. Eliot

Rise to the level of your ideals, not the average of your environment. The Stoic Emperor

There is no great genius without a mixture of madness. Aristotle

What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from. T.S. Eliot

Cynicism is easy. Mimicry is easy. Optimistic contrarians are the rarest breed. Naval Ravikant

We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us. Charles Bukowski

Unless you believe, you will not understand. Augustine of Hippo

You will always find an answer in the sound of water. Zhuangzi Click to tweet

You attract what you are, not what you want. Unknown

I focused so hard on what I wanted that I lost sight of what I deserved. Unknown

Sometimes when things are falling apart they may actually be falling into place. Unknown

Let it all go. See what stays. Unknown

Anything I come across that feels impossible, I probably need to take a second look. Joe Gebbia (Co-founder AirBnb)

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. Mark Twain

Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be. Miguel de Cervantes

Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness. Samuel Beckett

The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be. Bruce Lee

Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. C.S. Lewis

Goodness makes greatness truly valuable, and greatness make goodness much more serviceable. Matthew Henry

You must realize that one day you will die. Until then you are worthless. Chuck Palahniuk

Do not think you will necessarily be aware of your own enlightenment. Dogen

Do not judge, and you will never be mistaken. Jean Jacques Rousseau

Do not ask for what you will wish you had not got. Seneca

If you suddenly stumble upon the right door, you will not be able to recognize that it is right. Osho

You have to die a few times before you can really live. Charles Bukowski

Live so that you can at least get the benefit of the doubt. Kin Hubbard

To find yourself, think for yourself. Socrates

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Wise Inspirational Quotes (Words Of Wisdom)

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You have to be odd to be number one. Dr. Seuss Click to tweet

My father used to say, “don’t raise your voice improve your argument”. Unknown

When thinking about life, remember this: no amount of guild can change the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future. Unknown

I do not believe in taking the right decision, I take a decision and make it right. Muhammad Ali Jinnah

People cry, not because they’re weak. It’s because they’ve been strong for too long. Johnny Depp

The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest. Unknown

Fear, pain, envy, sadness, frustration. Your natural reaction will be to replace them and seek pleasure. Don’t do that. Instead, understand them. They can teach you something and it could be useful. Maxime Lagacé

Say no to small short-term gains so you can say yes to massive long-term gains. Maxime Lagacé

Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving. Terry Pratchett

If you think, then you will be prepared. If you are prepared, then you will have no worries. Li Ka Shing

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger. Buddha

I long to accomplish a great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. Helen Keller

The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them. Stephen King

Saying nothing sometimes says the most. Emily Dickinson Click to tweet

To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable. John Milton

Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself. Plutarch

Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly. Plutarch

Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way. Charles Bukowski

Truth, and goodness, and beauty are but different faces of the same all. Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears. Michel de Montaigne

Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know. Michel de Montaigne

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people. W.B. Yeats

If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone. Maxwell Maltz

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be. Kurt Vonnegut

A harmful truth is better than a useful lie. Thomas Mann

If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. Mark Twain

Please all, and you will please none. Aesop

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Inspirational Quotes About Life

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Beware the barrenness of a busy life. Socrates Click to tweet

Life is the sum of all your choices. Albert Camus

Your life is a cloud. Sometimes you’ll feel sad and cry. Sometimes you’ll feel free and move fast. Maxime Lagacé

The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time. Jack London

To be heroic is to be courageous enough to die for something; to be inspirational is to be crazy enough to live a little. Criss Jami

Life is all about balance. You don’t always need to be getting stuff done. Sometimes it’s perfectly okay, and absolutely necessary, to shut down, kick back, and do nothing. Lori Deschene

See also: 100 Tips to Improve Your Life

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. Albert Camus

If you’re afraid to die, you will not be able to live. James A. Baldwin

That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet. Emily Dickinson

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. Plutarch Click to tweet

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

I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited. Sylvia Plath

Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age. James Joyce

It is necessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live. Alexandre Dumas

Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have. Norman Vincent Peale

Listening to your own heart, you will start moving in the right direction, without ever thinking of what is right and what is wrong. Osho

Listen to the new, go with the new. I know you are afraid. In spite of the fear, go with the new, and your life will become richer and richer and you will be able one day to release your imprisoned splendor. Osho

You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning. Billy Wilder

You can change your world by changing your words… Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue. Joel Osteen

As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters. Seneca

Maybe that’s what life is… a wink of the eye and winking stars. Jack Kerouac

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Inspiring Quotes About Struggles, Failures, Courage

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Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. Truman Capote Click to tweet

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places. Ernest Hemingway

Courage is grace under pressure. Ernest Hemingway

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. Victor Hugo

Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than your comfort zone. Unknown

Magic happens when you do not give up, even though you want to. The universe always falls in love with a stubborn heart. Unknown

What if you try one more time and it works? Maxime Lagacé

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. George Bernard Shaw

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes. Oscar Wilde

Don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens – the main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away. John Steinbeck

You can only fight the way you practice. Miyamoto Musashi

The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it. Jean-Paul Sartre

Mistakes are the portals of discovery. James Joyce

You do not write your life with words… You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do. Patrick Ness

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. Albert Camus

Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you. Walt Whitman

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. W. B. Yeats

If you fell down yesterday, stand up today. H. G. Wells

Experience is the teacher of all things. Julius Caesar

The one who falls and gets up is so much stronger than the one who never fell. Unknown

Without rain nothing grows. Learn to embrace the storms of your life. Unknown

You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind. Mahatma Gandhi

There is a direct correlation between an increased sphere of comfort and getting what you want. Tim Ferriss

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Maya Angelou

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out. Benjamin Franklin

You can always find the sun within yourself if you will only search. Maxwell Maltz

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually fear you will make one. Navjot Singh Sidhu

Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have. Norman Vincent Peale

Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage. Maya Angelou

You cannot escape necessities, but you can overcome them. Seneca

You have to be able to tolerate what you don’t necessarily like so you can be free. Larry Flynt

I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me. Unknown

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. E.E. Cummings

Inspiring Quotes About Confidence, Character

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It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. Epictetus Click to tweet

No man is free who is not master of himself. Epictetus

Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly. Epictetus

The more you know yourself, the less you have something to prove, the more you can relax. Maxime Lagacé

Having character is not about pretending. It’s about seeking what’s truly important for you. It’s about the truth. Maxime Lagacé

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”. Jack Kerouac

The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it – basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them. Charles Bukowski

Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly. Franz Kafka

Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to help you grow. Unknown

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting. E.E. Cummings

We are already one. But we imagine that we are not. And what we have to recover is our original unity. What we have to be is what we are. Thomas Merton

Learn to say ‘no’ without explaining yourself. Unknown

Stay patient and trust your journey. Unknown

Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason. Unknown

Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. Coco Chanel

Everything that happens happens as it should, and if you observe carefully, you will find this to be so. Marcus Aurelius

What you hear repeatedly you will eventually believe. Michael Korda

When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve. Napoleon Hill

Act the part and you will become the part. William James Click to tweet

Begin to be now what you will be hereafter. William James

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility. Augustine of Hippo

Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one. Marcus Aurelius

Re-examine all that you have been told… dismiss that which insults your soul. Walt Whitman

No legacy is so rich as honesty. William Shakespeare

Doubt whom you will, but never yourself. Christian Nestell Bovee

Knowing what you can not do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that’s good taste. Lucille Ball

When you think you’re good, you will play at that level. If you doubt yourself, you will play like crap. Kurt Russell

If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve. Lao Tzu

If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams. Les Brown

You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. Marcus Aurelius

See also: 25 Killer Actions to Boost Your Self-Confidence

Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present. Marcus Aurelius

If you stand for something you will have people for you and people against you. But if you stand for nothing you will have nobody for you and nobody against you. Maurice Saatchi

Resolve that whatever you do, you will bring the whole man to it; that you will fling the whole weight of your being into it. Orison Swett Marden

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. Harry S. Truman

Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Accept yourself as you are. Otherwise you will never see opportunity. You will not feel free to move toward it; you will feel you are not deserving. Maxwell Maltz

If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self. Napoleon Hill

Swallow your pride, you will not die, it’s not poison. Bob Dylan

Inspiring Quotes About Happiness, Gratitude, Peace Of Mind

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He who sings scares away his woes. Miguel de Cervantes Click to tweet

Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart. Seneca

What if you already have happiness inside you? What if it’s about desiring less and accepting more? What if you remove your perceptions of what happiness should be? Maxime Lagacé

He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature. Socrates

The fullest people, the people most whole and most alive, are always those unafraid and unashamed of the soul. Maria Popova (

Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind. Marcel Proust

Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it. Alexandre Dumas

Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. Franz Kafka

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You cannot find peace by avoiding life. Virginia Woolf

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. Alexander Pope

If you expect nothing from anybody, you’re never disappointed. Sylvia Plath

Not what we have but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance. Epicurus

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

The best part about life? Every morning you have a new opportunity to become a happier version of yourself. Unknown

Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections. Unknown

To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others. Albert Camus Click to tweet

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. Cicero

Don’t be in such a rush to figure everything out. Embrace the unknown and let your life surprise you.

If you seek tranquility, do less. Or do what’s essential – what the logos of a social being requires, and in the requisite way. Which brings a double satisfaction: to do less, better. Because most of what we say and do is not essential. If you can eliminate it, you’ll have more time, and more tranquility. Ask yourself at every moment, ‘Is this necessary?’ Marcus Aurelius

You can discard most of the junk that clutters your mind – things that exist only there – and clear out space for yourself. Marcus Aurelius

Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again. Joseph Campbell

I still remember the days I prayed for the things I have now. Unknown

Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along. Paramahansa Yogananda

Learn to be calm and you will always be happy. Paramahansa Yogananda

The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace. Carlos Santana

We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses. Carl Jung

Do anything, but let it produce joy. Walt Whitman

There are two ways to be happy: change the situation, or change your mindset towards it. Unknown

Don’t ruin a good today by thinking about a bad yesterday. Let it go. Unknown

As long as you are being true to yourself, you will always find happiness. Amber Riley

If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else. Marvin Gaye

If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content. Leo Tolstoy

Silent gratitude isn’t very much use to anyone. Gertrude Stein

There is a quiet place where no one disturbs you. Marlene Dietrich

Inspirational Love Quotes

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Love and work… work and love, that’s all there is. Sigmund Freud Click to tweet

Love is dynamic, ever changing and all over the place all the time. Only those who transcends themselves knows this. Maxime Lagacé

A loving heart is the truest wisdom. Charles Dickens

If you have the ability to love, love yourself first. Charles Bukowski

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved. Victor Hugo

If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded. Maya Angelou

If you give, you will be blessed. Joel Osteen

Be loving towards yourself, then you will be able to love others too. Osho

If you can grow in love, you will grow in awareness. If you grow in awareness, you will grow in love. Osho

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

If you are still looking for that one person who will change your life, take a look in the mirror. Roman Price

We love the things we love for what they are. Robert Frost

Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary. Oscar Wilde

If you want to be loved, be lovable. Ovid

If you judge people, you have no time to love them. Mother Teresa

Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do. Brené Brown

Be the love you never received. Unknown Click to tweet

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence. Henry David Thoreau

If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life. Oscar Wilde

Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a man’s last romance. Oscar Wilde

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. Oscar Wilde

Work on being in love with the person in the mirror who has been through so much but is still standing. Unknown

Never stop showing someone how much they mean to you. Unknown

The best kiss is the one that has been exchanged a thousand times between the eyes before it reaches the lips. Unknown

Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time. Jorge Luis Borges

Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken. Albert Camus

When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you’d like them to be. Leo Tolstoy

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Leo Tolstoy

We loved with a love that was more than love. Edgar Allan Poe

Inspirational Quotes About Business, Work, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

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Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. Aristotle Click to tweet

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work. Horace

Remember: nobody said it would be easy. Maxime Lagacé

The goal is to create something so useful that people will have no choice but to tell their friends. Maxime Lagacé

People buy an experience and a feeling, not your product or service. Thus, what experience are you selling to your clients? Maxime Lagacé

You have to be a good individual first before you can be a good team player. David Goggins

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. Jane Goodall

In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create. David Ogilvy

Earn with your mind, not your time. Naval Ravikant

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Work in silence. Let your success be your noise. Unknown

Be loyal to those are not present. In doing so, you build the trust of those who are present. Stephen Covey

If you want to change the culture, you will have to start by changing the organization. Mary Douglas

You don’t know what you can get away with until you try. Colin Powell

Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head. Euripides Click to tweet

You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for. Napoleon Hill

The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before. Neil Gaiman

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. Mark Twain

For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack. Rudyard Kipling

An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn’t know why they choose him and he’s usually too busy to wonder why. William Faulkner

I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man’s. I will not reason and compare: my business is to create. William Blake

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. Albert Camus

To do a dull thing with style-now that’s what I call art. Charles Bukowski

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Inspirational Quotes About Success, Goals, Dreams

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That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much. Robert Louis Stevenson Click to tweet

To have external success, start with internal success. Maxime Lagacé

The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire. Marshall Ferdinand Foch

If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time. Marcel Proust

You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine. John C. Maxwell

Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be.

It is now how good you are, it’s how good you want to be. Unknown

When you’re not concerned with succeeding, you can work with complete freedom. Larry David

Feed your body. Feed your soul. Feed your dream. Bust out! Awiakta

If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it. William James

Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results. William James

Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire. Napoleon Hill

No matter what challenges or setbacks and disappointments you may encounter along the way, you will find true success and happiness if you have only one goal. There really is only one. And that is this: to fulfill the highest most truthful expression of yourself as a human being. You want to max out your humanity by using your energy to lift yourself up, your family and the people around you. Oprah Winfrey

The most successful people are those who are good at plan B. James Yorke

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. Oscar Wilde

Some are born great, others achieve greatness. William Shakespeare

If you seek truth you will not seek victory by dishonorable means, and if you find truth you will become invincible. Epictetus

Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both. Horace Mann Click to tweet

Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo

To be prepared is half the victory. Miguel de Cervantes

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

The only question to ask yourself is, how much are you willing to sacrifice to achieve this success? Larry Flynt

Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours. Les Brown

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The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away. Marcus Aurelius

Liberate the minds of men and ultimately you will liberate the bodies of men. Marcus Garvey

You will be as much value to others as you have been to yourself. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Remember you will not always win. Some days, the most resourceful individual will taste defeat. But there is, in this case, always tomorrow – after you have done your best to achieve success today. Maxwell Maltz

Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire – you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away. Denis Waitley

No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself. Denis Waitley

You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies. Gustave Flaubert

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

Do well and you will have no need for ancestors. Voltaire

Inspirational Quotes About Change

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If you want to make enemies, try to change something. Woodrow Wilson Click to tweet

If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. Lao Tzu

The measure of intelligence is the ability to change. Albert Einstein

If you will not rise above the things of the world, they will rise above you. Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Let’s shake up some shit. That’s all you can do. Billie Joe Armstrong

The masses seek pleasure non-stop. This is what people do when they are scared. They avoid life and want to remain in their happy state. Life is change. You are life. Accept this. Maxime Lagacé

We do not succeed in changing things according to our desire, but gradually our desire changes. Marcel Proust

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. George Bernard Shaw

There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. Aldoux Huxley

The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order. Alfred North Whitehead

No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow. Alice Walker

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death. Anais Nin

If you don’t like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it You just do it one step at a time. Marian Wright Edelman

The future has a way of arriving unannounced. George Will Click to tweet

They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. Andy Warhol

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank

Life is a process. We are a process. The universe is a process. Anne Wilson Scaef

Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant. Anthony J. D’Angelo

Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal. Arthur Schopenhauer

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. Barack Obama

The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. Charles Dubois

All change is not growth; as all movement is not forward. Ellen Glasgow

See also: 6 Ways to Stop Worrying About Things You Can’t Change

I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better. Georg C. Lichtenberg

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. Henri Bergson

Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Henry Steele Commager

You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing in. Heraclitus

To change one’s life, start immediately, do it flamboyantly, no exceptions. William James

Things do not change, we change. Henry David Thoreau

See also: attitude quotes, change quotes

Inspirational Quotes About Growth, Learning

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Be curious, not judgmental. Walt Whitman Click to tweet

If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid. Epictetus

Change is what nature wants. You are a part of nature. What will you learn? Maxime Lagacé

Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest. Georgia O’Keeffe

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. Mark Twain

Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. William Faulkner

Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road. Jack Kerouac

Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others. Virginia Woolf

It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life. Julius Caesar

What is the point of being on this Earth if you are going to be like everyone else and avoid trouble? Arnold Schwarzenegger

If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself. Norman Vincent Peale

I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. Pablo Picasso

Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject. Thomas Mann

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced. John Keats Click to tweet

Growth itself contains the germ of happiness. Pearl S. Buck

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. Augustine of Hippo

The most important thing to remember is this: To be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become. W. E. B. Du Bois

See also: Tim Ferriss quotes

Believe in life! Always human beings will live and progress to greater, broader, and fuller life. W. E. B. Du Bois

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. George Bernard Shaw

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anais Nin

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. Franklin D. Roosevelt

The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn. Gloria Steinem

So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being. Henri-Frederic Amiel

Life is a progress, and not a station. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Inspirational Quotes About Hope, Faith, Belief

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While there’s life, there’s hope. Cicero Click to tweet

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. Anatole France

The hardest truth about hope: it makes you continue and it makes you suffer. Maxime Lagacé

You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. Jack London

Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself. Roy T. Bennett

If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything. Gordon A. Eadie

Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. Coco Chanel

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. Abraham Lincoln

Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe. Augustine of Hippo

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. Mahatma Gandhi

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt

There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen

One lives in the hope of becoming a memory. Antonio Porchia

He does not believe that does not live according to his belief. Sigmund Freud

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. Leo Tolstoy

Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery. Bertrand Russell

Only in the darkness can you see the stars. Martin Luther King Jr

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls. Joseph Campbell

Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe. Mitch Albom

To live without hope is to cease to live. Fyodor Dostoyevsky Click to tweet

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all. Emily Dickinson

You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore. William Faulkner

I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best. Benjamin Disraeli

Hope will never be silent. Harvey Milk

There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for. J.R.R. Tolkien

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Part 4. Conclusion

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One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful. Sigmund Freud Click to tweet

What is your favorite inspirational quote? Would you like to add another one here? Please let me know in the comment section below!

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Author Bio

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running. His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two and also loves running. His best 5k is 17 minutes 41 seconds and his best marathon (42k) is in 3 hours 33 minutes 11 seconds (with 1800 meters of elevation gain).

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.

You can find him on twitter, linkedin, quora, strava, sportstats, pinterest, youtube, instagram or facebook.

Feel free to contact him at any time for questions or help at [email protected]


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Aug 14, 2019 Wise words - quotations to live by, from The Quote Garden. Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. Anyone can live sweetly.

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