Being good is easy

“One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.”  – Anonymous

“Think happy thoughts.” –  Anonymous

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

“Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.” — Thomas Szasz

“Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?” — Winnie the Pooh

“Few minds wear out; more rust out.” — Christian N. Bovee

“Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.” — Khalil Gibran

“Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.” — George Bernard Shaw

“All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.”

“The soul never thinks without a picture.”

“If you strike upon a thought that baffles you, break off from that entanglement and try another, so shall your wits be fresh to start again.”

“Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding.” — Ambrose Bierce

“Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plan living and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man’s happiness really lies in contentment.” — Mohandas Gandhi

“Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.” — Blaise Pascal

“They can do all because they think they can.” — Virgil

“Masterpieces are not single and solitary births; they are the outcome of many years of thinking in common, of thinking by the body of the people, so that the experience of the mass is behind the single voice.” — Virginia Woolf

“No problem can stand the assault of sustained thinking.” — Voltaire

“Only when one thinks even much more madly than the philosophers can one solve their problems.”

“Being good is easy, what is difficult is being just.” – Victor Hugo

The best teacher is experience

“You can’t legislate good will – that comes through education.“ – Malcolm X

“The task of a university is the creation of the future, so far as rational thought and civilized modes of appreciation can affect the issue.” – Alfred North Whitehead

“There are few earthly things more beautiful than a university a place where those who hate ignorance may strive to know, where those who perceive truth may strive to make others see.” – John Masefield

“A good book is an education of the heart. It enlarges your sense of human possibility what human nature is of what happens in the world. It’s a creator of inwardness.” – Susan Sontag

“A university is not a political party, and an education is not an indoctrination.” – David Horowitz

“A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.” – Henry David Thoreau

“The keys to life are running and reading. When you’re running, there’s a little person that talks to you and says, ‘Oh I’m tired. My lung’s about to pop. I’m so hurt. There’s no way I can possibly continue.’ You want to quit. If you learn how to defeat that person when you’re running. You will how to not quit when things get hard in your life. For reading: there have been gazillions of people that have lived before all of us. There’s no new problem you could have: with your parents, with school, with a bully. There’s no new problem that someone hasn’t already had and written about it in a book.” – Will Smith

“A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.” – George Santayana

“I started reading literature at 17 or 18, and I felt this extra beat to life.” – Richard Ford

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” – B.B. King

“Man can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown.” – Claude Bernard

“The best teacher is experience and not through someone’s distorted point of view.” – Jack Kerouac

“The real key to learning something quickly is to take a deliberate, intelligent approach to your learning.” – Lindsay Kolowich

“Everybody’s a teacher if you listen.” – Doris Roberts

“There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.” – Willa Cather

“Love is a better teacher than duty.” – Albert Einstein

“You get educated by traveling.” – Solange Knowles

“I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” – Albert Einstein

“A dull mind gets bored easily. A curious mind expands forever.” – Maxime Lagacé 

“Resiliency is a skill that cannot be overlooked. In fact, it can be a skill that is the difference between surviving and thriving.” – Laurie A. Namey

Life itself is your teacher

“A man’s mind, stretched by new ideas, may never return to its original dimensions.” -Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

“Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism.” – David M. Burns

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” – Jim Rohn

“I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.“ – Steve Irwin

“Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.“ – Leonardo da Vinci

“Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.” – Francis Bacon 

“Life itself is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning.” – Bruce Lee 

“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.” – Buddha

“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” – George Herbert

“Of course, parents are the most important people in a child’s life.” – Hillary Clinton 

“Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.” –  Bryan White

“The supreme lesson of any education should be to think for yourself and to be yourself; absent this attainment, education creates dangerous, stupefying conformity.” – Bryant H. McGill

“The length of your education is less important than its breadth, and the length of your life is less important than its depth.” –  Marilyn vos Savant

“I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.” – Eartha Kitt

“Learning doesn’t stop when school ends. It just starts.” – Unknown

“You must get an education. You must go to school, and you must learn to protect yourself. And you must learn to protect yourself with the pen, and not the gun.“ – Josephine Baker

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.“ – Aristotle

“Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.“ – C. S. Lewis

“Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.“ – Francis Bacon

Adventures fill your soul.

“Don’t quit your day dream.”

“I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.”

“Oh, the places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

“Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou

“There’s a sunrise and sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.”

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

“If Your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.” – Jonathan Winters

“Without new experiences, something inside us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.”

“The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life.”

“Let’s find some beautiful place to get lost.”

“I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.” – John Green

“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” – Jack Kerouac

“If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.” – Rachel Wolchin

“I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Better to sleep in an uncomfortable bed free, than sleep in a comfortable bed unfree.” – Jack Kerouac

“The best tourist is one without a camera.” – Kamand Kojouri

“Let your memory be your travel bag.” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“Jobs fill your pockets, but adventures fill your soul.” – Jaime Lyn

“Two great talkers will not travel far together.” –  Spanish proverb 

“Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness.” – Ray Bradbury

Life is like a camera

“The farther I travel, the closer I am to myself.” –  Andrew McCarthy 

“I love to travel, but hate to arrive.” – Albert Einstein 

“If you really want to learn about a country, work there.” – Charles Kuralt

“The world is a book and those who don’t travel only read one page.” – St. Augustine 

“Who lives sees, but who travels sees more.” – Ibn Battuta

“Just go. Go see all the beauty in the world.” – Unknown

“Don’t die without embracing the daring adventure your life was meant to be.” – Steve Pavlina

“I don’t know where I am going but I’m on my way.” – Carl Sagan

“When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” – Susan Heller

“Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.” – Paulo Coelho

“All he needed was a wheel in his hand and four on the road.” – Jack Kerouac

“Roads were made for journeys, not destinations.” – Confucius 

“What’s in store for me in the direction I don’t take?” – Jack Kerouac

“Here I was at the end of America…no more land…and nowhere was nowhere to go but back.” – Jack Kerouac

“Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.” – Suzanne Collins

“People don’t take trips… trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.”

“Life is like a camera: you focus on what is important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things do not work out, take another shot.”

“Little by little, one travels far.” – J.R.R. Tolkein

“Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy.”

Freedom is never give

“I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“I’m a big advocate of freedom: freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of thought.” – Jimmy Wales

“I believe in freedom of speech, but I believe we should also have the right to comment on freedom of speech.” – Stockwell Day

“Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” – George Washington Carver

“I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free… so other people would be also free.” – Rosa Parks

“I find only freedom in the realms of eccentricity.” – David Bowie

“Freedom is what we do with what is done to us.” – Jean-Paul Sartre

“He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.” – Aristotle

“What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

“A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.” – Bob Dylan

“Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.” – Bob Marley

“Be yourself! People don’t have to like you and you don’t have to care.”

“Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.” – Kahlil Gibran

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” – Nelson Mandela

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” – Jimi Hendrix

“We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.” – William Gladstone

“Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils.” – General John Stark

“Peace is costly but it is worth the expense” – African proverb

“Freedom is never given; it is won.” – A. Philip Randolph

“We gain freedom when we have paid the full price.” – Rabindranath Tagore

Soar like an eagle

“Those who won our independence… valued liberty as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.” – Louis D. Brandeis

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” – Nelson Mandela

“Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.” –  Albert Camus 

“No one outside ourselves can rule us inwardly. When we know this, we become free.” – Buddha 

“A man who believes in freedom will do anything under the sun to acquire, or preserve his freedom.” –  Malcolm X 

“Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.” –  George Washington 

“He only earns his freedom and his life who takes them every day by storm.” –  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

“Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.” –  Albert Einstein 

“You can be a scared slave or you can be a brave human being.” –  Maxime Lagacé 

“I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.” –  Antoine de Saint-Exupery 

“Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.” – Ayn Rand 

“Authentic freedom is actually the freedom of knowing who you are, why you are here, your purpose in life and where you are going when you leave here.” – Wayne Dyer

“Sometimes what you’re most afraid of doing is the very thing that will set you free.” –  Anonymous

“Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?” – Anonymous

“After you get your freedom, your enemy will respect you.” – Malcolm X

“Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you” –  Jean-Paul Sartre

“Don’t quack like a duck… soar like an eagle.” – Kenneth Blanchard

“Freedom means choosing your burden.” –  Hephzibah Menuhin

“Let freedom never perish in your hands.” –  Joseph Addison

“Freedom is the outside of the inside.” –  Joyce Carey

A man in debt is so far a slave

“What should exist? To me, that’s the most exciting question imaginable. What do we need that we don’t have? How can we realise our potential?” –  Paul Allen 

“Dream audaciously. Have the courage to fail forward. Act with urgency.” – Phil Knight 

“The trouble in America is not that we are making too many mistakes, but that we are making too few.” – Phil Knight

“I can’t comment on what having a lot of money means to others, but I do know that for me, having a lot more money isn’t a lot better than having enough to cover the basics.” – Ray Dalio 

“The only way you are going to have success is to have lots of failures first.” – Sergey Brin 

“You can make money without doing evil.” – Sergey Brin

“If we were motivated by money, we would have sold the company a long time ago and ended up on a beach.” – Larry Page 

“We want to create beautiful, intuitive services and technologies that are so incredibly useful that people use them twice a day. Like they use a toothbrush. There aren’t that many things people use twice a day.” – Larry Page

“Today, making money is very simple. But making sustainable money while being responsible to the society and improving the world is very difficult.” – Jack Ma 

“Have a healthy disregard for the impossible.” – Larry Page 

“You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you.” – Dave Ramsey

“Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.” – Paul Samuelson

“Be your money’s master, not its slave.” – Publius Syrus

“Every time you borrow money, you’re robbing your future self.” – Nathan W. Morris

“Rich people focus on opportunities. Poor people focus on obstacles.” – T. Harv Eker

“It does not take money to make money.” – Robert T. Kiyosaki

“All money is a matter of belief.” – Adam Smith

“Money may be spent but never squandered.” – Li Ka Shing

“A man in debt is so far a slave.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells.” – J. Paul Getty

Earn with your mind

“‘Perfect’ is the enemy of ‘good enough’.” – Meg Whitman

“The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of a mistake.” – Meg Whitman

“If your family doesn’t have much money, I want you to remember that in this country, plenty of folks, including me and my husband, we started out with very little.” – Michelle Obama

“Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” – Michelle Obama

“Find people who will make you better.” – Michelle Obama

“Money flows into my life from all directions.” 

“I am wealthy.”

“I am a magnet for money. Prosperity is drawn to me.”

“Money comes to me easily and effortlessly.”

“Money is the root of joy and comfort.”

“Fortune sides with him who dares.” – Virgil

“No wealth can ever make a bad man at peace with himself.” – Plato

“Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

“If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.” – Edmund Burke

“My formula for success is rise early, work late and strike oil.” – JP Getty

“The rich invest in time, the poor invest in money.” –  Warren Buffett

“The more you learn, the more you earn.” – Warren Buffett

“If you make meaning, you’ll make money.” – Guy Kawasaki

“Rich people believe “I create my life”. Poor people believe “Life happens to me”.” – T. Harv Eker

“Earn with your mind, not your time.” – Naval Ravikant 

Prioritize your passion

“How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success?” – Elbert Hubbard

“Learning patience can be a difficult experience, but once conquered you will find life is easier.” Catherine Pulsifer

“Man without patience is the lamp without oil, and pride in a rage is a bad counsellor.” –  A. de Musset

“Patience teaches us to turn provocations into invocations, to transform frustrations into celebrations.” – William Arthur Ward

“Not coincidentally, the journey that develops patience is traveled along a path similar to that which undermines the deceiving appeal of anger and what at times can appear to be anger’s uncontrollable nature.” – Allan Lokos

“Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.” – Criss Jami 

“Slow is every foot on an unknown path.” – Irish Proverbs

“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.” – Margaret Atwood

“Two things define you: your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Beware the fury of a patient man.” – John Dryden

“I think patience is a skill, and I don’t have it” – David Duchovny

“Patience and time do more than strength or passion.” – Jean de La Fontaine

“To lose patience is to lose the battle.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“The secret of patience is to do something else in the meantime.” – Croft M. Pentz

“Beware the fury of a patient man.” – John Dryden

“There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself.”  – Lemony Snicket

“Patience is not passive waiting. Patience is active acceptance of the process required to attain your goals and dreams.” – Ray Davis

“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” – Leo Tolstoy

“With love and patience, nothing is impossible.” – Daisaku Ikeda

Perfect love is perfectly patient

“Give everything you’ve got. Then rest and wait. Then repeat, until achieved.” –  Maxime Lagacé

“The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others.” – Erik Erikson

“Perfect love is perfectly patient.” – Neal A. Maxwell

“Patience is not the ability to wait. Patience is to be calm no matter what happens, constantly take action to turn it to positive growth opportunities, and have faith to believe that it will all work out in the end while you are waiting.” – Roy T. Bennett

“Patience is a virtue, but there comes a moment when you must stop being patient and take the day by the throat and shake it. If it fights back; fine. I’d rather end up bloody at the end of the day, then unhurt with no progress made, no knowledge gained. I’d rather have a no, then nothing.” – Laurell K. Hamilton

“It will happen but it will take time.” – John Bowlby

“Patience and diligence, like faith, remove mountains.” – William Penn

“One minute of patience, ten years of peace.” – Greek proverb

“You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience.” – Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

“Nothing is hopeless; we must hope for everything.” – Euripides 

“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” – Leo Tolstoy

“A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.” – George Savile

“Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.” – Unknown

“One moment of patience may ward off great disaster. One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life.” – Chinese Proverb

“Patience can’t be acquired overnight. It is just like building up a muscle. Every day you need to work on it.” – Eknath Easwaran

“Patience is not just about waiting for something. It’s about how you wait, or your attitude while waiting.” – Joyce Meyer

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” – A. Milne

“Patience is the art of hoping.” – Luc de Clapiers

“I’ve learned that anything in life worth having comes from patience and hard work.” – Greg Behrendt

“To bear trials with a calm mind robs misfortune of its strength and burden.” – Seneca

Dreams are necessary to life

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

“Self-esteem must be earned! When you dare to dream, dare to follow that dream, dare to suffer through the pain, sacrifice, self- doubts, and friction from the world, you will genuinely impress yourself.”

“When your dreams tire, they go underground and out of kindness that’s where they stay.”

“You see things; and you say, Why? But I dream things that never were; and I say, Why not?” –  George Bernard Shaw

“The fulfillment of your dreams lies within you and you alone.”

“It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.” –  Robert Goddard

“Dreams are necessary to life.” – Anais Nin

“Don’t let anyone steal your DREAMS.” 

“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” –  James Dean

“Be careful what you wear to bed at night, you never know who you’ll meet in your dreams.”

“The most prolific period of pessimism comes at twenty-one, or thereabouts, when the first attempt is made to translate dreams into reality.” – Heywood Broun

“A dream is an answer to a question we haven’t yet learned how to ask.”

“Our dreams prove that to imagine – to dream about things that have not happened – is among mankind’s deepest needs.” – Milan Kundera

“The further the reward from the effort, the thinner the competition. Patience is the gatekeeper.” – Johnny Uzan

“That’s why they call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.” – George Carlin 

“You waste precious time dreaming of the future instead of engaging in the present.” – Robert Greene

“He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher… or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.” – Douglas Adams

“At school the word ‘daydreamer’ is an insult. Yet everything we are surrounded by was first a dream in someone’s head. We live in the dreamer’s world. Live the dream.” – Thibaut

“Forsake all inhibitions, pursue thy dreams.” – Walt Whitman

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

Dream without fear

“Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.” – Albert Einstein 

“Make the action to move closer to your dream the first action you take each day.” – Leo Babauta

“Men dream but dreams hold no value here. What was first the bright light of hope has now turned into a long night of captivity. Lost in the dark we surrender our minds and forget who we are. But some of us have woken up. They remind us that we have a choice.” – Edward Kenway

“Dreams are excursions into the limbo of things, a semi-deliverance from the human prison.” – Henri Amiel

“The dream is the liberation of the spirit from the pressure of external nature, a detachment of the soul from the fetters of matter.” – Sigmund Freud 

“There is nothing like a dream to create the future.” – Victor Hugo

“Once you learn patience, your options suddenly expand.” – Robert Greene

“Keep in mind that dreaming and hoping can make your life better, but it can also make you suffer. Choose a dream worth suffering for.” – Maxime Lagacé

“Imagination is the soul’s happiest retreat.” – James Lendall Basford

“Spread joy. Chase your wildest dreams.” – Patch Adams

“It’s important to have specific dreams. Dream big. Dream without fear.” – Randy Pausch 

“What are we after all our dreams, after all our memories?” – Nicholas Sparks

“Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.“ – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“When I’m old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say, ‘Wow, that was an adventure,’ not, ‘Wow, I sure felt safe.’” – Tom Preston-Werner

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” – Anatole France

“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’ – George Bernard Shaw

“Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.” – Elvis Presley

“I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” – Henry David Thoreau

“We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.” – Woodrow Wilson

“We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.” – Williams Shakespeare

Creativity is intelligence having fun

“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” – Carol Burnett

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”  – Charles R. Swindoll

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Til your good is better and your better is best.” – St. Jerome

“Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honour your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen, yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.” – Bradley Whitford

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“You will never win if you never begin.” – Helen Rowland

“The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.” – Anonymous

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

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee

“An entrepreneur sees things not only for what they are but also for what they could be.” – Idowu Koyenikan

“The road to success is always under construction.” – Lily Tomlin

“You learn more from failure than success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character.” – Anonymous

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” – Will Rogers

“The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

“If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” – Steve Jobs

“Entrepreneurs are great at dealing with uncertainty and also very good at minimizing risk. That’s the classic great entrepreneur.” – Mohnish Pabrai

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein

Life is about creating yourself

“Your limitation—it’s only your imagination.”

“Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you.”

“Sometimes later becomes never. Do it now.”

“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” – Stephen King

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John R. Wooden

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

“The road to success is always under construction.” – Lily Tomlin

“If people did not do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson

“I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness.” – Mother Teresa

“One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“The maximum success is reached when you are never busy.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“Living our life deeply and with happiness, having time to care for our loved ones – this is another kind of success, another kind of power, and it is much more important.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“This is the most simple and basic component of life: our struggles determine our successes.” – Mark Manson

“People are successful because they think and act like successful people.” – Roy T. Bennett

“If you start today to do the right thing, you are already a success even if it doesn’t show yet.” – John Maxwell

“Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.” – Tim Fargo

“The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say ‘no’ to almost everything.” – Warren Buffett

Walk with purpose

“The moment you become friends with your inner Self, you realize that the failures or hindrances that you met earlier were caused more by your disconnected status with your inner Being.” – Stephen Richards

“Criticism is just someone else’s opinion. Even people who are experts in their fields are sometimes wrong. It is up to you to choose whether to believe some of it, none of it, or all of it. What you think is what counts.” – Rodolfo Costa

“Chasing a person doesn’t give you value or build values in you. You earn your value by chasing morality and practicing dignity. “ – Shannon L. Alder

“Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.” – Lucille Ball

“Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Fear? What has a man to do with fear? Chance rules our lives, and the future is all unknown. Best live as we may, from day to day.” – Sophocles

“Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The world’s greatest achievers have been those who have always stayed focussed on their goals and have been consistent in their efforts.” – Roopleen

“In the darkest hours we must believe in ourselves.” – Terry Goodkind

“If you choke your potential before it has an opportunity to become a possibility you will never reach your destiny.” – Mo Stegall

“Daily meditation promotes self confidence, peace of mind and strong faith in God.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Walk with purpose. Approach life with purpose, enter a room with purpose, and it’s just a matter of time before people are coming over and talking to you.” – Sharon Law Tucker

“One should love oneself enough not to love oneself too much.” – Marty Rubin

“The journey isn’t about becoming a different person. It’s about loving who you are right now.” – Suzanne Heyn

“Once the shadow is embraced, it is healed. And when it is healed, it becomes love.” – Debbie Ford,

“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” – Louise L. Hay

“Becoming acquainted with yourself is a price well worth paying for the love that will really address your needs.” – Daphne Rose Kingma

“Self-esteem begins with self-understanding, grows with courage and perseverance, ends with confidence.” – Maxime Lagacé

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou

We should all celebrate our individuality

“Stop waiting for creative inspiration. Start creating and inspire yourself along the way.” – Ryan Lilly

“Beginning with end in focus ,a proof of self confidence.” – Mohammed Mushtaq GK

“Self confidence. Let’s fight the demon that makes us look smaller than we truly are. Your dream is worth it.” – Daniel Vlcek

“Be at your best when things are at their worst.” – Elhachemi Sabi

“You aren’t ugly, my dear. Do not listen to anyone who would say so, even yourself.” – Amber Jaeger

“If your comfort zone is misery, it’s time to get uncomfortable.” – Charles F. Glassman

“When you say, “I need more confidence,” what you’re really saying is, “I need those people over there to approve of me.” That is the desire to control other people and what they think. The first person who figures out how to do this owns the world.” – Augusten Burroughs

“Self-confidence is the degree of control, conviction and contention on own character.” – Anuj Somany

“It’s better to dance like a fool, than to stand around like an idiot.” – Oliver Gaspirtz

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha

“Self-care is never a selfish act–it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” – Parker Palmer

“Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?” – Brigham Young  

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie

“Once you embrace your value, talents and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.” – Rob Liano

“To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections.” – Sandra Bierig

“I don’t want everyone to like me; I should think less of myself if some people did.” – Henry James

“I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.” – Johnny Depp

“You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are.” – Yogi Bhajan

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.” – W.C. Fields

You are ours

“Success for me, its to raise happy, healthy human beings.” – Kelly Lebrock

“Being a parent wasn’t just about bearing a child. It was about bearing witness to its life.” – Jodi Picoult

“What it’s like to be a parent: It’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever do but in exchange it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love.” – Nicholas Sparks

“Accept the children the way we accept trees—with gratitude, because they are a blessing—but do not have expectations or desires. You don’t expect trees to change, you love them as they are.” – Isabel Allende

“Before I had my child, I thought I knew all the boundaries of myself, that I understood the limits of my heart. It’s extraordinary to have all those limits thrown out, to realize your love is inexhaustible.” – Uma Thurman

“A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten and the future worth living for.” – Unknown

“My children are the reason I laugh, smile and want to get up every morning.” – Gina Lee Nolin

“Having a baby is a life-changer. It gives you a whole other perspective on why you wake up every day.” – Taylor Hanson

“The gain is not the having of children; it is the discovery of love and how to be loving.” – Polly Berrien Berends

“A baby is born with a need to be loved—and never outgrows it.” – Frank A. Clark

“To me luxury is to be at home with my daughter, and the occasional massage doesn’t hurt.” – Olivia Newton-John

“My mom said I was a handful. Now I’m helpful.” – Jamie Lee Curtis

“A child enters your home and for the next 20 or so years makes so much noise you can hardly stand it. Then the child departs, leaving the house so silent you think you are going mad.” – John Andrew Holmes

“Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be.” – David Bly

“Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.” – Lin Yutang

“Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“I brought children into this dark world because it needed the light that only a child can bring.” – Liz Armbruster

“Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.” – Harold Hulbert

“If your child marches to a different beat, a different drummer, you might just have to go along with that music. Help them achieve what’s important to them.” – Sonia Sotomayor

“You are ours. We are Yours. From the moon to the stars, our love lasts as long as the wind soars.”

You can learn many things from children

“Encourage your child to have muddy, grassy or sandy feet by the end of each day, that’s the childhood they deserve.” – Penny Whitehouse

“Children more than ever, need opportunities to be in their bodies in the world – jumping rope, bicycling, stream hopping and fort building. It’s this engagement between limbs of the body and bones of the earth where true balance and centeredness emerge.” – David Sobel

“To raise a nature-bonded child is to raise a rebel, a dreamer, an innovator… someone who will walk their own verdant, winding path.” – Nicolette Sowder

“I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.” – Harry S. Truman

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” – Nelson Mandela

“Children aren’t coloring books. You don’t get to fill them with your favorite colors.” – Khaled Hosseini

“When you have brought up kids, there are memories you store directly in your tear ducts.” – Robert Brault

“It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower or vacuum cleaner.” – Ben Bergor

“You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” – Franklin P. Jones

“You are the best thing I’ve done with my life.”

“Even though my lap is too small, my heart will always have enough room for you.”

“I know you’re grown now, but my heart doesn’t realize that. In my heart, you will always be my sweet baby.”

“I haven’t been a perfect person, but the one thing I will never regret is bringing you into this world.”

“I see the best parts of myself reflected in you, but you’ve made all those qualities even better. I love these little people; and it is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us.” – Charles Dickens

“When I see children, I see the face of God. That’s why I love them so much. That’s what I see.” – Michael Jackson

“You can only have one first born child. You may love all your children deeply and with passion, but there is something unique about the first born.” – Raymond Feist

“A happy family is but an earlier heaven.” – John Bowring

“God could not be everywhere, and therefore he created mothers.” – Jewish proverb

“Stop trying to perfect your child, but keep trying to perfect your relationship with him.” – Dr. Henker

“The rules for parents are but three… love, limit and let them be.” – Elaine M. Ward

Feelings are just visitors

“When the mind is calm, how quickly, how smoothly, how beautifully you will perceive everything.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

“Calm down and cheer up – You’re equipped to handle it.” – Joyce Meyer

“Do your best, and then let life do the rest.” – Robin Sharma

“For peace of mind, we need to resign as general manager of the universe.” – Larry Eisenberg 

“He who laughs at himself never runs out of things to laugh at.” – Epictetus

“Here is little habit that can make a big difference. Send sunbeams. Intentionally send a word of encouragement or appreciation every day to one person.” – Steve Goodier

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” – Lao Tzu

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.” – Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai

“The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.” – John Green

“A sincere attitude of gratitude is a beatitude for secured altitudes. Appreciate what you have been given and you will be promoted higher.” – Israelmore Ayivor

“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.” – St. Francis Of Assisi

“‎Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.” – Voltaire

“Feelings are just visitors; let them come and go.” – Mooji

“Don’t try to force anything. Let life be a deep let-go. God opens millions of flowers every day without forcing their buds.” – Osho

“How does the saying go? ‘Earning less and sleeping well is earning best.’” – Sholom Aleichem 

“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain

“The only thing that belongs to us is the time.” – Seneca

“Don’t look for peace. Don’t look for any other state than the one you are in now; otherwise, you will set up inner conflict and unconscious resistance. Forgive yourself for not being at peace. The moment you completely accept your non-peace, your non-peace becomes transmuted into peace. Anything you accept fully will get you there, will take you into peace. This is the miracle of surrender.” – Eckhart Tolle

“Act without expectation.” – Lao Tzu

“For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.” – Lily Tomlin