Gratitude brings peace for today

“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.”— Henri Frederic Amiel

“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”— Charles Dickens

“Our favorite attitude should be gratitude.”— Zig Ziglar

“A moment of gratitude makes a difference in your attitude.”— Bruce Wilkinson

“None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves and spend without fear of bankruptcy.”— Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

“In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.”— Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”— Marcel Proust

“At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”— Albert Schweitzer

“Hardship is a blessing when it spurs effort and development; ease is a curse when it increases complacency and self-indulgence.”— Muso Kokushi

“The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.”— Robert Holden

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” – Aesop

““Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” —Melody Beattie

“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” —Albert Schweitzer

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘Thank you,’ that would suffice.” – Meister Eckhart

“I can no other answer make, but, thanks, And thanks, and ever thanks.” – William Shakespeare

“In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Ingratitude is the daughter of pride.” – Miguel de Cervantes

“The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.” –  Richard Bach

“Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.” – Leroy Satchel Paige

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” – Cynthia Ozick 

Wisdom listens

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

“No one can compete with you on being you. Most of life is a search for who and what needs you the most.” – Naval Ravikant

“We are who we choose to be.” – Green Goblin

“Sing the song that only you can sing, write the book that only you can write, build the product that only you can build… live the life that only you can live.” – Naval Ravikant

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

“Memory is the mother of all wisdom.” – Aeschylus

“Wisdom grows in quiet places.” – Austin O’Malley

“Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.” – William Cowper

“Wisdom is ever fresh; other things grow stale, but this is the evergreen flower of nature.” – Edward Counsel

“Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“If you can’t simplify it, you don’t understand it. If you can only simplify it, you don’t understand it. Mastery is feeling comfortable across the spectrum of complexity.” – Johnny Uzan

“Nothing is durable, whether for an individual or for a society; the destinies of men and cities alike sweep onwards.” – Seneca

“The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.” – Cicero

“It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: The music is nothing if the audience is deaf.” – Walter Lippmann

“Wisdom is knowing what to do next; skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.” – David Starr Jordan

“Honesty is the first book of wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Patience is the companion of wisdom.” – Saint Augustine

“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.” – Anonymous

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” – Jimi Hendrix

Wisdom waits for you to be silent enough to hear

“To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.” – Bertrand Russell

“The door to wisdom is knowing yourself.” – Anonymous

“Knowledge comes from learning. Wisdom comes from living.” – Anthony Douglas Williams

“Wisdom waits for you to be silent enough to hear.” –  B. D. Schiers

“Perhaps wisdom is realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go.” –  Anthony Bourdain

“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.” –  Buddha

“He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.” – Lao Tzu

“The source of wisdom is whatever is happening to us right at this very instant.” – Pema Chödrön

“All the gold on the earth is not enough to exchange for virtue.” – Plato

“Be like a warrior with the process, be like water with the results.” –  Nate Miyaki

“The perfect man uses his mind as a mirror. It grasps nothing. It regrets nothing. It receives but does not keep.” –  Zhuangzi

“When you’re dealing with people who are offensive and irritating, you need to look past their behavior to their pain. When people are hurting others, it’s because they’re hurting on the inside” – Rick Warren

“The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.” – Buddha

“Life is like the ocean, it goes up and down” – Vanessa Paradis

“We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment.” – Margaret Mead

“The wise does at once what the fool does at last.” –  Baltasar Gracian

“Some people are so poor, all they have is money.” – Jack Kerouac

“The loudest voice rarely carries the most wisdom.” – James Pierce

“We’ve got a lot of experience of not having any experience.” – Terry Pratchett

“The only Zen you’ll find on mountain tops is the Zen you bring up there with you.” – Alan Watts

You are powerful

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

“Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.” – Mary Shelley

“I don’t know what frightens me more, the power that crushes us, or our endless ability to endure it.” – Gregory David Roberts

”Today I do what others won’t, so that tomorrow I can accomplish what others don’t.” – Jerry Rice 

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

“Don’t confuse comfort with happiness.” – Dean Karnazes

“Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.” – Maori proverb 

“I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.” – Dudley Field Malone

“If you want to shine like the sun, first burn like the sun.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.” – James Baldwin

“Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.” – Ancient Indian Proverb 

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

“If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap. If you want happiness for a day — go fishing. If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a life time — help someone else.” — Chinese proverb

“Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.” —William Shakespeare

“You are free. You are powerful. You are good. You are love. You have value. You have purpose. All is well.” – Esther Hicks

“Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.”  – Napoleon Bonaparte

“If you don’t turn your life into a story, you just become a part of someone else’s story.” – Terry Pratchett

“When you realize how perfect everything is, you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.” – Buddha

“Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.” – Albert Einstein 

Do what you gotta do

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” – Estee Lauder

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

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

“Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.” – Denis Waitley

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

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy

“You cannot afford to live in potential for the rest of your life; at some point, you have to unleash the potential and make your move.” – Eric Thomas

“Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and enjoying it for everything that it is.” – Mandy Hale

“The next message you need is always right where you are.” – Ram Dass

“If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.” – Peace Pilgrim

“When words fail, music speaks” – Shakespeare

“Embrace the glorious mess that you are.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

“Normality is a paved road: it’s comfortable to walk but no flowers grow.” – Vincent van Gogh

“I have nothing to lose but something to gain.” – Eminem

“The greatest superpower is the ability to change yourself.” – Naval Ravikant

“This moment is not your life, it’s just a moment in your life.” – Ryan Holiday

“F*ck the world. Do what you gotta do. You’re gonna be dead soon anyway.” – Fateh Singh

“Gratitude is the easiest and most powerful way to transform your life. Become truly grateful, and you will magnetize everything you need.” – Rhonda Byrne

“Developing altruism is one of the most powerful methods for countering negative tendencies and destructive impulses.” – 14th Dalai Lama

“If you work like a maniac for three hours you will have surpassed most people who work off and on for eight.” – Thibaut

Most people risk being happy

“Turning your back on the darkness didn’t mean the darkness would turn it’s back on you.”― Jennifer Donnelly

“Do not be lured by the need to be liked: better to be respected, even feared.” – Robert Greene

“When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” – Lao Tzu

“Every moment of happiness requires a great amount of ignorance.” – Honoré de Balzac

“Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.” – Stephanie Perkins

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” – Mark Twain

“What matters in life is what you care about and what you will continue to make effort toward caring about it.” -Nokwethemba Nkosi

“Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.” – Stephen R. Covey

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children… to leave the world a better place… to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“If men would consider not so much wherein they differ, as wherein they agree, there would be far less of uncharitableness and angry feeling in the world.” – Joseph Addison

“Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy.” – Dr. Robert Anthony

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

“It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.” – Bertrand Russell

“A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station…” – William Faulkner

“Did you ever stop to think, and then forget to start again?” – Winnie The Pooh

“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” –  Winnie The Pooh

“They’re funny things, accidents. You never have them till you’re having them.” – Winnie The Pooh

The beauty of life is to give

“Find meaning. Distinguish melancholy from sadness. Go out for a walk. It doesn’t have to be a romantic walk in the park, spring at its most spectacular moment, flowers and smells and outstanding poetical imagery smoothly transferring you into another world.” – Albert Camus

“I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.” – Hermann Hesse

“The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.” –  Oscar Wilde

“Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.” – Kahlil Gibran

“I rebel; therefore I exist.” – Albert Camus

“If I love myself I love you. If I love you I love myself.” –  Rumi

“The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The opportunity of like is to serve. The secret of life is to dare. The spice of life is to befriend. The beauty of life is to give.” –  William Arthur Ward

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” –  Oscar Wilde

“Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” —Muhammad Ali

“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” – Martin Luther

“Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.”—Roy T. Bennett

“Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.” – Rumi

“Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” —Erol Ozan

“What matters isn’t what a person has or doesn’t have; it is what he or she is afraid of losing.” – Nicholas Nassim Taleb

“The best and the most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or ever touched. They must be felt with the heart.”—Helen Keller

“The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” – William Faulkner

“When you train your eyes to see the magic and miracles in the little things, you open the door for your whole life to shift.”—Carol Woodliff

“Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.” – Elie Wiesel

By acting bravely we become brave

“My favorite place is inside your hug.”

“I still fall in love with you every day.”

“You smile, I smile. That’s how it works.”

“I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” – Galileo Galilei

“The only time you run out of chances is when you stop taking them.” – Unknown

“In order to dominate the soul you must also learn to dominate the body. And in order to dominate the body you cannot fear pain.” – Paulo Coelho

“Believing requires action.” – James E. Faust

“Prayer is man’s greatest power.” – W. Clement Stone

“To me faith means not worrying.” – John Dewey

“Set goals. Say prayers. Work hard.”

“Faith is spiritualized imagination.” –  Henry Ward Beecher

“Every shadow—no matter how deep—is threatened by morning light.” – Unknown

“As a rule, men worry more about what they can’t see than about what they can.” – Julius Caesar

“Anxiety is just repeatedly experiencing failure in advance.” – Seth Godin

“By acting bravely we become brave; not the other way round.” – Unknown

“Forgiveness is choosing to love. It is the first skill of self-giving love.” – Gandhi

“One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

“When you’re happy you enjoy the music, when you’re sad you understand the lyrics.”

“When you’ve seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there.” – George Harrison

“You have to be odd to be number one.” – Dr. Seuss 

Show people your results

“Simple pleasures are the last healthy refuge in a complex world.” – Oscar Wilde

“You can totally do this.” 

“Impossible is for the unwilling.” – John Keats 

“No pressure, no diamonds.” – Thomas Carlyle

“Stay foolish to stay sane.” – Maxime Lagacé

“When nothing goes right, go left.” 

“Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett 

“Don’t tell people your plans. Show them your results.”

“I can and I will.” 

“Take the risk or lose the chance.” 

“Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.” – André Gide

“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.” – Helen Keller

“The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.” – Maya Angelou

“Your problem is you’re… too busy holding onto your unworthiness.” – Ram Dass

“Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness.” – Jean Vanier

“Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.” – Malcolm S. Forbes

“There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anaïs Nin

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

“Dust settles. I don’t.”

“Nothing lasts forever.”

Courage is grace under pressure

“Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.” – Rebecca West

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard

“The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.” – John C. Maxwell

“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” – Soren Kierkegaard

“Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” – Lou Holtz

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” – Truman Capote 

“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

“What if you try one more time and it works?” – 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

“Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.” – Oscar Wilde

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

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam

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

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” – Soren Kierkegaard

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West

“Don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens – the main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.” – John Steinbeck

“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

Some people are so poor

“The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.” – Buddha

“Life is like the ocean, it goes up and down.” – Vanessa Paradis 

“We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment.” – Margaret Mead

“The wise does at once what the fool does at last.” – Baltasar Gracian

“Some people are so poor, all they have is money.” – Jack Kerouac

“Every next level of your life will demand a different you.” 

“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” – Carl Jung

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.” – Stephen King 

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

“I exist as I am, that is enough.” – Walt Whitman 

“Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.” -Vivian Komori

“Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It’s a journey of discovery–there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair.” – Rick Warren

“Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.” – Matt Cameron

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

“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

“You make your own luck if you stay at it long enough.” – Naval Ravikant 

“If you can imagine it, we can make it.” – John Dykstra

You are only human

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Suess

“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” – Marilyn Monroe

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

“Get busy living or get busy dying.” – Stephen King

“The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.” – Mark Caine

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain

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

“I don’t believe in happy endings, but I do believe in happy travels, because ultimately, you die at a very young age, or you live long enough to watch your friends die. It’s a mean thing, life.” – George Clooney

“It’s never too late – never too late to start over, never too late to be happy.” – Jane Fonda

“You’re only human. You live once and life is wonderful, so eat the damned red velvet cupcake.” – Emma Stone

“A lot of people give up just before they’re about to make it. You know you never know when that next obstacle is going to be the last one.” – Chuck Norris 

“Be nice to people on the way up, because you may meet them on the way down.” – Jimmy Durante

“I believe you make your day. You make your life. So much of it is all perception, and this is the form that I built for myself. I have to accept it and work within those compounds, and it’s up to me.” – Brad Pitt

“The minute that you’re not learning I believe you’re dead.” – Jack Nicholson

“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.” – Thomas Aquinas

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” – John C. Maxwell

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” – Marcus Aurelius

“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” – George Sand

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust

I have no special talent

“I’ve learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life” – Maya Angelou

“If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first”-  Mark Twain

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

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller

“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein

“Wisely, and slow. They stumble and run fast.” – William Shakespeare 

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” –  Mother Teresa

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought.” – Buddha 

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” – Coco Chanel

“Stay hungry, stay foolish.” – Steve Jobs

“The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.” – Walt Disney

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

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison

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

“A boo is a lot louder than a cheer.” – Lance Armstrong

“Get busy living, or get busy dying.” – Stephen King

“I’m not afraid of dying, I’m afraid of not trying.” – Jay-Z

“Be proud of who you are.” – Eminem

Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week

“If you have a secret, people will sit a little bit closer.” – Rob Cordry

“I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things, and I have succeed fairly well.” – Robert Benchley

“The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on.” – Robert Bloch

“All I can do is try to create my own brand and have people appreciate me for that.” – Kevin Hart 

“Your phone doesn’t suck. Your life sucks around the phone.” – Louis C.K.

“All my life I’ve wanted, just once, to say something clever without losing my train of thought.” – Robert Breault

“By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.” – Robert Frost

“He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” – George Burns

“Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” – Robert Frost

“I intend to live forever. So far, so good.” – Steven Wrigh

“Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.” – Spanish proverb

“When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.” – Rodney Dangerfield

“Rice is great when you’re hungry and you want 2000 of something.” – Mitch Hedberg

“Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth.” – Unknown

“When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife.” – Prince Philip

“I remixed a remix, it was back to normal.” – Mitch Hedberg

“The advice I would give to someone is to not take anyone’s advice.” – Eddie Murphy

“I think those neighborhood signs that say ‘slow children playing’ are so very mean.” – Zach Galifianakis

“When humor goes, there goes civilization.” – Erma Bombeck

The road to success is always under construction

“Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.” – Yogi Berra

“If you come to a fork in the road, take it.” – Yogi Berra

“You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there.” – Yogi Berra

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

“A man in love is incomplete until he has married. Then he’s finished.” – Zsa Zsa Gabor

“Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.” – John F. Kennedy

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

“All men are equal before fish.” – Herbert Hoover

“Marriage is the chief cause of divorce.” – Groucho Marx

“I’m in shape. Round is a shape.”– George Carlin

“If you try to fail and succeed, which have you done?” – George Carlin

“Never have more children than you have car windows.” – Erma Bombeck

“If you can’t live without me, why aren’t you dead already?” – Cynthia Heimel

“He who laughs last didn’t get the joke.” – Charles de Gaulle

“My favourite machine at the gym is the vending machine.” – Caroline Rhea

“If you lived with a roommate as unstable as this economic system, you would’ve moved out or demanded that your roommate get professional help.”  – Richard D. Wolff

“When you’re in love it’s the most glorious two and a half days of your life.” – Richard Lewis

“Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself.” – Rita Mae Brown

“I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” – Rita Rudner

“When I eventually met Mr. Right I had no idea that his first name was Always.” – Rita Rudner

Done is better than perfect

“Motivation may be what starts you off, but it’s a habit that keeps you going back for more.”  – Miya Yamanouchi

“I will not erase all my hard work this week because it’s the weekend.” – Unknown

“It might not be easy but it’ll be worth it.” – Unknown

”’Make your fear of losing your greatest motivator.” – Unknown

“You will never always be motivated, so you must learn to be disciplined.” –Unknown

“I’m not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey

“Every next level of your life will demand a different you.”

“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” – Carl Jung

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.” – Stephen King

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

“I exist as I am, that is enough.” – Walt Whitman

“Done is better than perfect.” – Sheryl Sandberg

“If your dreams don’t scare you, they are too small.” – Richard Branson

“Today is your opportunity to build the tomorrow you want.” – Ken Poirot

“What hurts you blesses you.” – Rumi

‘Nothing is stronger than a broken man rebuilding himself.” – Unknown

“I always thought it was me against the world and then one day I realized it’s just me against me.” – Kendrick Lamar

“A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.” – Richard Nixon

“The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.” – Paulo Coelho

“If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.” – Dhirubhai Ambani

“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” – Bruce Lee

I never dream of success

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” –Ayn Rand

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

“It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s life in your years.” –Abraham Lincoln

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

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

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!”” –Audrey Hepburn

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

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

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

“I never dream of success. I worked for it.” — Estee Lauder

“Avoiding failure is to avoid progress.” — Author Unknown

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

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

“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

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb

“Only the paranoid survive.” – Andy Grove

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth

“I wake up every morning and think to myself, ‘how far can I push this company in the next 24 hours.’” – Leah Busque

“Revenge is a powerful motivator.” – Marcus Luttrell

Be excited about what you want

“Happiness is making your dreams come true.” – Jourdan Dunn

“Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.” – George Bernard Shaw

“A good way to simplify your life is to ask yourself every morning, “what’s important to me?”. Then, spend most of your time on those things.” – Maxime Lagacé

“Having no expectations is a win-win situation. If the outcome is good you are pleasantly surprised. If not then no problem because you were not expecting anything to begin with.” – The Ancient Sage

“I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else.” – Nikos Kazantzakis

“If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.” – Edith Wharton

“Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one’s self?” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.” – Hafez

“The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky

“There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.” – Freya Stark

“Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Happiness is a state of activity.” – Aristotle

“There is no way to happiness — happiness is the way.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” – Franklin Roosevelt

“Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.” – William Feather

“Happiness is inversely correlated with desire.” – Unknown

“No medicine cures what happiness cannot.” – Gabriel García Márquez

“It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.” – Seneca

“The thicker the skin, the happier the man.” – @LifeMathMoney

“All happiness depends on courage and work.” – Honoré de Balzac

One joy scatters a hundred griefs

“You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.”  – Oprah Winfrey

“Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.” – Shari R. Barr

“View your life from your funeral, looking back at your life experiences, what have you accomplished? What would you have wanted to accomplish but didn’t? What were the happy moments? What were the sad? What would you do again, and what you wouldn’t?” – Victor Frankl

“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs–even though checkered by failure–than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time…serenity, that nothing is.” – Thomas Szasz

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha

“Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed.” – Unknown

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

“Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.” – Frank Tyger

“Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.” – Alan Cohen

“One joy scatters a hundred griefs.” – Chinese Proverb

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” – Jim Rohn

“If you want happiness for an hour – take a nap. If you want happiness for a day – go fishing. If you want happiness for a month – get married. If you want happiness for a year – inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime – help someone else.” – Chinese Proverb

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

“Most of us believe in trying to make other people happy only if they can be happy in ways which we approve.” – Robert S. Lynd

“Happiness comes from peace. Peace comes from indifference.” – Naval Ravikant 

“Happiness is not doing fun things. Happiness is doing meaningful things.” – Maxime Lagacé 

“One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.” –  Rita Mae Brown

“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” – Steve Maraboli 

“He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.” – Marcus Aurelius

The greatest pleasure of life is love

“Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love – enjoy it.” – Sai Baba

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam

“You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.” – Edith Head

“We do not remember days, we remember moments.” – Cesare Pavese

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

“Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.” – Steve Jobs

“Life is short, and every moment is precious.” – Gad Saad

“Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?” – Bob Marley

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

“Don’t go through life, grow through life.” – Eric Butterworth

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

“Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.” – Sholom Aleichem

“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” – Robert Byrne

“I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” – Arthur Rubinstein

“We live in a rainbow of chaos.” – Paul Cezanne

“Growth is the only evidence of life.” – John Henry Newman

“Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us.” – Boris Pasternak

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

“Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead.” – Morihei Ueshiba

“Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.” – Charlie Chaplin