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

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 

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

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

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

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 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

Take the time to slow down

“Love and peace of mind do protect us. They allow us to overcome the problems that life hands us. They teach us to survive… to live now… to have the courage to confront each day.” – Bernie Siegel

“A compassionate state of mind brings inner peace, and therefore a healthier body.” – Dalai Lama

“Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.” – Mike Ditka

“True and lasting inner peace can never be found in external things. It can only be found within. And then, once we find and nurture it with ourselves, it radiates outward.” – Buddha

“It was being a runner that mattered, not how fast or how far I could run. The joy was in the act of running and in the journey, not in the destination. We have a better chance of seeing where we are when we stop trying to get somewhere else. We can enjoy every moment of movement, as long as where we are is as good as where we’d like to be. That’s not to say that you need to be satisfied forever with where you are today. But you need to honor what you’ve accomplished, rather than thinking of what’s left to be done.” – John Bingham

“Life is a flower of which love is the honey.” – Victor Hugo

“It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.” – Germany Kent

“Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness.” – Pearl S. Buck

“All I know is that I’ve wasted all these years looking for something, a sort of trophy I’d get only if I really, really did enough to deserve it. But I don’t want it anymore, I want something else now, something warm and sheltering, something I can turn to, regardless of what I do, regardless of who I become. Something that will just be there, always, like tomorrow’s sky. That’s what I want now, and I think it’s what you should want too. But it will be too late soon. We’ll become too set to change. If we don’t take our chance now, another may never come for either of us.” – Kazuo Ishiguro

“I am content; that is a blessing greater than riches; and he to whom that is given need ask no more.” – Henry Fielding

“If you lack open communication and honesty in your life – It’s time to look within. Are you someone who handles heavy, emotional, or tough information well or do you often get excessively agitated, upset, or depressed? My rule of thumb is that no topic ‘should’ ever be off limits with a loved one. That is the goal to work towards. The point being, if you’re easy to talk to, people will talk to you! If you’re not, then they won’t!” – Alaric Hutchinson

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Peace is life. Love is life. No river holds a grudge against a rock in its path. No leaf refuses to blow in the breeze. No plant denies water or sunshine. We, as human beings, have the gift of self-awareness, but this gift quickly turns to self-destruction if we do not learn to use it. We must learn to turn our minds towards the peace and love that we are flowing within at any given moment. This is the key to serenity. This is the love mindset.” – Vironika Tugaleva

“Take the time to slow down, relax, meditate, and contemplate the wonders within. You will discover an inner calm and balance that previously eluded you.” – Joanne Madeline Moore

“The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“But the self-controlled man, moving among objects, with his senses under restraint, and free from both attraction and repulsion, attains peace.” – Chinmayananda Saraswati

“If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having.” – Henry Miller

“Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” – Dalai Lama

“Learn to calm down the winds of your mind, and you will enjoy great inner peace.” – Remez Sasson

“Ego says – Once everything falls into place, I’ll feel inner peace. Spirit says – Find your inner peace and then everything will fall into place.” – Marianne Williamson

You become what you do every day

“All successes begin with self-discipline. It starts with you.” –  Dwayne Johnson

“The future depends on what we do in the present.”  – Mahatma Ghandi

“With self-discipline most anything is possible.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Discipline is choosing between what you want now, and what you want most.” – Abraham Lincoln

“I don’t stop when I’m tired. I stop when I’m done.” – David Goggins 

“The more self-discipline you have, the more you do the things you should do, the happier your future self will be.” – Maxime Lagacé

“The successful among us delay gratification. The successful among us bargain with the future.” – Jordan Peterson

“No random actions, none not based on underlying principles.” – Marcus Aurelius

“We don’t rise to the level of our expectations; we fall to the level of our training.” –  Archilochus

“Everyone can perform magic, everyone can reach his goals, if he is able to think, if he is able to wait, if he is able to fast.” – Hermann Hesse

“Discipline is doing what needs to be done, Even if you don’t want to do it.”

“Discipline is doing what you hate to do, but nonetheless doing it like you love it.”

”Discipline, not desire, determines your destiny.”

“Can you imagine yourself in 10 years if instead of avoiding the things you know you should do, you actually did them every single day – that’s powerful.” – Jordan Peterson

“Practice is the price you pay today to be better tomorrow.” – James Clear

“Every action you take is kind of like a vote for the kind of person you want to become.” – James Clear

“You must be disciplined in thought, word, and deed. Consciously train yourself to do those things that are good for you.” – Iyanla Vanzant

“To understand success, pay less attention to the final product and more to the mundane process. […] The seeds of greatness are planted in the daily grind.” – Adam Grant

“Want to become a writer? Write every day. Want to become a YouTuber? Upload videos every day. Want to learn a new skill? Practice is every day. You become what you do every day.” – Jose Rosado

“It’s never crowded along the extra mile.” – Wayne Dyer

Kindness is wisdom

“If you want to be a rebel, be kind.” – Pancho Ramos Stierle

“Kindness and a generous spirit go a long way. And a sense of humor. It’s like medicine – very healing.” – Max Irons

“Kind hearts are the gardens. Kind thoughts are the roots. Kind words are the blossoms. Kind deeds are the fruits.” – Kirpal Singh

“Without tenderness, a man is uninteresting.” – Marlene Dietrich

“Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping them up.” – Jesse Jackson

“The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.” – Hada Bejar

“A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men.” – Thomas Carlyle

“An egoist lives in poverty. A kind person lives in abundance.” – Maxime Lagacé

“What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.” – Blaise Pascal

“The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.” – Charles Kuralt

“Kindness is wisdom.” – Philip James Bailey

“There’s no use doing a kindness if you do it a day too late.” – Charles Kingsley

“What I’m looking for in people now is kindness.” – Robin Wright

“I think people are willing to talk about anything if you come to it with kindness.” – Jacqueline Woodson

“There are many reasons for kindness, and religion is just one of them.” – Frans de Waal

“My dad worked for Nestle for 26 years and ended up being the mayor of our hometown. One of the lessons I learned from him was to never mistake kindness for weakness.” – Brad D. Smith

“Since my boyhood, I have sought always to please, but out of a kindness in me, never out of fear or respect for what was in others.” – Ben Hecht

“To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.” – Confucius

“Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience.” – Evelyn Underhill

Love is like the wind

“The only word that frees me of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.” – Sophocles

 “I saw that you were imperfect yet perfect, and fell in love.” – Angelita Lim

“Whenever I’m here, alone, you make me feel like I am home again. Whenever I’m alone with you, you make me whole again.” – The Cure

“I don’t love you for looks, or your body, but because you can sing a song that only I can hear.” – Oscar Wilde

“The greatest happiness of life is the deep feelings that we are being loved; loved for being ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” – Victor Hugo

“I want you. All of you. Your flaws. Your mistakes. Your imperfections. I want you, and only you.” – John Legend

“Love is when you meet that one person who tells you something new about yourself that you never saw.” – Andre Breton

“Only one life, that soon is past. Only what’s done with love will last.” – Unknown

“Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.” –  Augustine of Hippo

“Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.” –  Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Just in case you have forgotten today: You matter. You are loved. You are worthy. You are magical.” –  Unknown

“Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.” ― Nicholas Sparks

“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” ― Paulo Coelho

“We love the things we love for what they are.” ― Robert Frost

“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.” ― Zelda Fitzgerald

“Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.”― Nicole Krauss

“We loved with a love that was more than love.” ― Edgar Allen Poe

“I have decided to stick to love…Hate is too great a burden to bear.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“Two people in love, alone, isolated from the world, that’s beautiful.” ― Milan Kundera

“We must be our own before we can be another’s.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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 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

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

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

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.”

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

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

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

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

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

Dreams give power

“If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles.” – Wayne Dyer

“Life is a process. We are a process. The universe is a process.” – Anne Wilson Schaef

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anaïs Nin

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

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

“If you want it, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”

“Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” – Newt Gingrich

“If you want something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.”

“Ask yourself if what you’re doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.”

“She believed she could, so she did.”

“I’ll be ok. Just not today.”

“Don’t let anyone ever dull your sparkle.”

“She is clothed with strength and dignity; She can laugh at the days to come.”

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”

“I’m very picky with whom I give my energy to. I prefer to reserve my time, intensity and spirit exclusively to those who reflect sincerity.”

“Don’t waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all.”

“Sometimes you need to step outside, get some air, and remind yourself of who you are and where you want to be.”

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

“Hustle until you no longer have to introduce yourself.”

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

Jewelry Is Like The Perfect Spice

Jewelry Is Like The Perfect Spice It Always Complements What's Already There Aylake Quote
Jewelry Is Like The Perfect Spice

Jewelry is like

the perfect spice –

it always complements

what’s already there

“Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” – Peter F. Drucker

“Winners never quit and quitters never win.” – Vince Lombardi

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

“Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.” – Howard Schultz

“All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” — Michael John Bobak

 

“People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.” — Tony Robbins

“Always deliver more than expected.” — Larry Page

“Business has only two functions – marketing and innovation.” – Peter Drucker

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently… A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.” —Henry Ford

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” —Thomas Edison

 

“There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.”  – Sam Walton

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

“Never, never, never give up.” – Winston Churchill.

“The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.” – Henry Ford

“It’s through curiosity and looking at opportunities in new ways that we’ve always mapped our path at Dell. There’s always an opportunity to make a difference.” – Michael Dell.”

 

“To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully.” – Tryon Edwards

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” – Bill Gates

“Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” – Coco Chanel

“The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time.” – Henry Ford

“The good or ill of a man lies within his own will.” – Epictetus

 

“The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas of enthusiasm.” – Thomas Watson

“To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.” – Thomas Watson

“Change is not a threat, it’s an opportunity. Survival is not the goal, trans-formative success is.” – Seth Godin

“You are not your resume, you are your work.” – Seth Godin

“There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to execute them.” – Seth Godin

 

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

“Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.” – Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks.

“Creativity, as has been said, consists largely of rearranging what we know in order to find out what we do not know. Hence, to think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.” – George Kneller

“It’s easy to come up with new ideas; the hard part is letting go of what worked for you two years ago, but will soon be out of date.” –  Roger von Oech

“The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.” – Nolan Bushnell, founder Atari and Chuck-E-Cheese’s

Trust the timing of your life

Trust the timing of your life aylake quote
Trust the timing of your life

Trust the timing of your life

“We are all alike in so many ways but our failures are unique ways to tell us apart because they are the pointers to each of our separate paths in life.”

“Strength comes when you are least expecting it so when you fail, you better be ready to try again because whether you like it or not, the strength will come. Don’t miss your next opportunity to win.”

“If every person who ever failed had told themselves they were not meant for the job , we would have a world filled with unfinished businesses. You are still a perfect fit even though you failed.”

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

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

 

“There is no such thing as failure, only learning experiences.” – Anonymous

“Don’t think of it as failure. Think of it as time-released success.” – Robert Orben

“Sport and life is about losing. It’s about understanding how to lose.” – Lynn Davies

“Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.” – Charlie Chaplin

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas A. Edison

 

“Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure.” – Sylvester Stallone

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.” – Confucius

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford

“When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.” – George Bernard Shaw

“If you are afraid of failure, you don’t deserve to be successful.” — Charles Barkley

 

“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. It is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead-end street.” — William A. Ward

“Courage allows the successful woman to fail and learn powerful lessons from the failure. So that in the end, she didn’t fail at all.” — Maya Angelou

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou

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

“Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments. Therefore, each moment is vital. It affects the whole. Life is a succession of such moments and to live each, is to succeed.” – Corita Kent

 

“If you aren’t making mistakes, you aren’t taking enough risks.” – Debbie Millman 

“A hundred failures would not matter, when one single success could change the destiny of the world.” – Arthur C. Clarke

“You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

“A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.” – John C. Maxwell

“There are no failures – just experiences and your reactions to them.” – Tom Krause

 

“In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is to not taking risks.” – Mark Zuckerberg

“If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.” – James Cameron

“Victory has a hundred fathers, but failure is an orphan.” – John F. Kennedy

“When you fail to prepare, you’re preparing to fail.” – John Wooden 

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

Not all of us can do great things

Not all of us can do great things aylake quote
Not all of us can do great things

Not all of us can do great things.

But we can do small things

with great love.

“Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” – Lawrence Block

“You will, if you’re wise and know the art of travel, let yourself go on the stream of the unknown and accept whatever comes in the spirit in which the gods may offer it.” – Freya Stark

“The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great, that I thought I was in a dream.” – Jack Kerouac

“Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures.” – Lewis Carroll 

“If happiness is the goal – and it should be, then adventures should be top priority.” -Richard Branson

 

“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

“Don’t be afraid to fail, be afraid not to try.”

“Wake up and be awesome!” 

“Travel far enough you meet yourself.” – David Mitchell

“Life is better when you smile!”

 

“We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” – Hilaire Belloc

“I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself.” – James Baldwin

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

“As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was about to happen.” – Winnie the Pooh

“It doesn’t matter where you’re going, it’s who you have beside you.” – Unknown

 

“She’s a mess of gorgeous chaos. And you can see it in her eyes.”

“Believe in the power of yourself”

“Better an oops than a what if.”

“Make them stop and stare.”

“The value of your travels does not hinge on how many stamps you have in your passport when you get home.” – Rolf Potts

 

“People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.” – Rolf Potts

“Travel can be a kind of monasticism on the move: on the road, we often live more simple, with no more possessions than we can carry, and surrendering ourselves to chance. This is what Camus meant he said that “what gives value to travel is fear” – disruption, in other words, (or emancipation) from circumstance, and all the habits behing which we hide.” – Pico Iyer

“Curiosity about the extraordinary in the ordinary moves the heart of the traveler intent on seeing behind the veil of tourism.” – Phil Cousineau

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends… The mind can never break off from the journey.” – Pat Conroy

“It’s not where you are today that counts. It’s where you are headed.” – Arthur F. Lenehan

 

“Ownership of most things is overrated. Ownership of worldly experience is not.” – Dave Levant

“A great way to learn about your country is to leave it.” – Henry Rollins

“All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own, and if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.” – Samuel Johnson

“The true fruit of travel is perhaps the feeling of being nearly everywhere at home.” – Freya Stark 

The best is yet to come

The best is yet to come aylake quote
The best is yet to come

The best is yet to come!

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

“Independence is a heady draught, and if you drink it in your youth, it can have the same effect on the brain as young wine does. It does not matter that its taste is not always appealing. It is addictive and with each drink you want more.” – Maya Angelou

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

“Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

“I read somewhere… how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong… but to feel strong.” – Christopher McCandless 

“Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.” –  Moshe Dayan

“I don’t care whether you’re a top Wall Street banker, if somebody has to tell you when to be at work, what to wear, and how to behave, you’re not a free person.” – Naval Ravikant

“The English did not come to America from a mere love of adventure, nor to truck with or convert the savages, nor to hold offices under the crown, as the French to a great extent did, but to live in earnest and with freedom.” – Henry David Thoreau

“The freedom from something is not true freedom. The freedom to do anything you want to do is also not the freedom I am talking about. My vision of freedom is to be yourself.” – Rajneesh

 

“Follow your dreams. or you’ll spend the rest of your life working for someone who did.” – Anonymous

“Be free.” 

“He who gives his freedom for safety gets none of them.” – Thomas Jefferson

“The function of freedom is to free someone else.” – Toni Morrison

“The day you stop racing, is the day you win the race.” – Bob Marley

 

“There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind.” – Buddha

“My feet are my only carriage.” –  Bob Marley

“It is your attachment that creates hell.” – Rajneesh

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

“If you cannot be free be as free as you can.” –  Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

“He moves fastest who moves alone.” – Milton Friedman

“Resist much, obey little.” – Walt Whitman

“I love to create, and to me, the ultimate freedom of expression is a blank canvas or a block of clay to capture whatever emotions your imagination gives it.” –  Daniel Boulud

“Freedom is a scary thing. Most people don’t want it.” – Laurie Anderson

“Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.” – Victor Pinchuk

 

“Liberty, n. One of imagination’s most precious possessions.” – Ambrose Bierce

“The work of art is a scream of freedom.” – Christo

“A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him.” – Ezra Pound

“Freedom is to be free of attachments, and the main attachment is to the ‘I’-self.” – Mooji

“It’s only after you’ve lost everything that you’re free to do anything.” – Chuck Palahniuk

“One is not wise because he talks a good deal. They are wise who are patient, and free from hate and fear.” –  Buddha

“No one and nothing can free you but your own understanding.” – Ajahn Chah

My beauty comes from having my own style

My beauty comes from having my own style aylake quote
My beauty comes from having my own style

My beauty comes

from having

my own style,

living my own way

and knowing

my own mind….

“The Stock Market is designed to transfer money from the Active to the Patient.” – Warren Buffett

“Persist – don’t take no for an answer. If you’re happy to sit at your desk and not take any risk, you’ll be sitting at your desk for the next 20 years.” – David Rubenstein

“If you took our top fifteen decisions out, we’d have a pretty average record. It wasn’t hyperactivity, but a hell of a lot of patience. You stuck to your principles and when opportunities came along, you pounced on them with vigor.” – Charlie Munger

“When buying shares, ask yourself, would you buy the whole company?” – Rene Rivkin

“If you have trouble imagining a 20% loss in the stock market, you shouldn’t be in stocks.” – John Bogle

 

“Money moves from those who do not manage it to those who do.” – Dave Ramsey

“The money you have gives you freedom; the money you pursue enslaves you.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“There are a great many people accumulating what they think is vast wealth, but it’s only money.” –  Alan Watts

“My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.” – Steve Jobs

“Wealth is not about having a lot of money; it’s about having a lot of options.” – Chris Rock

 

“The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money.” – Anonymous

“Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant.” – P.T. Barnum

“Try to save something while your salary is small; it’s impossible to save after you begin to earn more.” – Jack Benny

“Money grows on the tree of persistence.” –  Japanese proverb 

“The fools in life want things fast and easy — money, success, attention.” –  Robert Greene

 

“If you cannot control your emotions, you cannot control your money.” –  Warren Buffett

“Money, like vodka, turns a person into an eccentric.” – Anton Chekhov

“Money has no grey areas. You either make it or you lose it.” –  Kevin O’Leary

“Words are the money of fools.” – Thomas Hobbes

“Fortune sides with him who dares” –  Virgil

 

“The acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives. We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity.” –  Captain Jean-Luc Picard

“The world is more malleable than you think and it’s waiting for you to hammer it into shape.” – Bono

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” –  Eli Broad

“Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good.” –  Minor Myers Jr

“As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled.” –  Victor Hugo

 

“I just sit in my office and read all day.” – Warren Buffett 

“I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one.” –  Bill Gates

“Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.” –  Bill Gates

“It’s okay to have your eggs in one basket as long as you control what happens to that basket.” –  Elon Musk

“Starting and growing a business is as much about the innovation, drive and determination of the people who do it as it is about the product they sell.” –  Elon Musk

 

Be As You Wish To Seem

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Be As You Wish To Seem

“Work hard in silence. Let your success be your noise.” – Unknown

“You don’t get the things you dream of, you get the things that you work for.” – Ursula Callistis

“The funny thing about the heart is a soft heart is a strong heart, and a hard heart is a weak heart.” – Criss Jami

“Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.” – Joyce Meyer

“God will bring the right person into your life at the right time. Always believe that! If they are not there, God isn’t finished yet!” – Shannon L. Alder

 

“Patience attracts happiness; it brings near that which is far.” – Swahili proverb

“Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Impatience only makes you look weak. It is a principal impediment to power.” – Robert Greene

“Keep the faith. The most amazing things in life tend to happen right at the moment you’re about to give up hope.” – Unknown

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

 

“Work and wait, work and wait is what God says to us in creation.” – Josiah Gilbert Holland

“Hope is patience with the lamp lit.” – Tertullian

“There is no road too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste; there are no honors too distant to the man who prepares himself for them with patience.” – Jean de la Bruyere

“Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown.” – Soren Kierkegaard

“God has perfect timing; never early, never late. It takes a little patience and it takes a lot of faith but it’s worth the wait.” – Unknown

 

“Experience has taught me this, that we undo ourselves by impatience. Misfortunes have their life and their limits, their sickness and their health.” – Michel de Montaigne

“Our patience will achieve more than our force.” – Edmund Burke

“The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.” – Paulo Coelho

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

“All men commend patience, although few are willing to practice it.” – Thomas a Kempis

 

“Tolerance is the oil which takes the friction out of life.” –  Wilbert E. Scheer

“Trying to understand is like straining through muddy water. Have the patience to wait! Be still and allow the mud to settle.” –  Lao Tzu

“To understand the true quality of people, you must look into their minds, and examine their pursuits and aversions.” –  Marcus Aurelius

“The only thing that isn’t worthless: to live this life out truthfully and rightly. And be patient with those who don’t.” –  Marcus Aurelius

“A boxer derives the greatest advantage from his sparring partner – and my accuser is my sparring partner. He trains me in patience, civility and even temper.” –  Marcus Aurelius

 

“Stressors are everywhere. Each and every day, we run into situations that constantly test us, rob us of our patience, strip us of our sanity, impact our focus, and cause us to lose control of our days.”-  Colleen Archer

“Showing kindness, patience and faith in yourself when you do make mistakes.” – Eileen Rose Giadone

“When it comes to patience, we don’t have to change old habits; we can build better ones.” – Sue Bender

“The benefits of living a simple life are not immediate so be sure to have the patience to wait for the fruits of your efforts.” – Ryan Cooper

“I take things as they come and find that patience and persistence tend to win out in the end.” – Paul Kane

How to make earrings Eliana

Beaded earrings are lovely accessories, but there is so much more that beads can do.

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Its’ no secret that girls need for a new great beaded earrings that takes any outfit to the next level.

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You can make your own story earrings or necklace

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You are going to need:

  • thread
  • needle
  • earring hooks
  • pearls 4 mm
  • seed beads 15/0
  • seed beads 11/0

Just look the tutorial and follow step by step

 

 

Endless tears

Prepare to fall in love with this lovely beaded necklace “Endless Tears”.

Endless Tears Necklace Smile like youre hiding a secret Beading tutorial Aylake Ailaviu

The Classy Beaded Pearl Collar is the perfect combination of elegance and trendiness.

Endless Tears Necklace Everything we do we do for a reason Beading tutorial Aylake Ailaviu

This knockoff necklace is as affordable as it is chic.

Endless Tears Necklace Do what you want do Beading tutorial Aylake ailaviu

You can wear it on so many occasions! The beaded collar add a pop of style that will brighten, but not overwhelm an ensemble.

Endless Tears Necklace Repetiton is the mother of skill beading tutorial aylake ailaviu

You are going to need:

  • Needle, thread

  • Seed beads 15/0

  • Jump rings, clasps

  • Pearls 4 mm

  • Pearls 6 mm

  • Pearls 8 mm

 

Watch tutorial and follow step by step.

Lyn

“Lyn” DIY Earrings are no exception! These beaded DIY earrings are a gorgeous addition to any jewelry box.

Lyn Earrings Find yourself and be that beading tutorial Aylake Ailaviu

You can create them in any color you’d like, so they can match your favorite outfits.

Lyn Earrings Every day is a chance to be better than the day before beading tutorial aylake ailaviu

Learn how to bead a simple but stunning pair of earrings with this step-by-step jewelry tutorial, and then get ready for the flood of compliments on your royal-worthy earrings!

Lyn Earrings If you want it work for it beading tutorial aylake ailaviu

You are going to need:

Thread

needle

Earring hooks

pearls 10 mm

bicones 6 mm

bicones 4 mm

seed beads 15/0

seed beads 11/0

seed beads 8/0

Just look the tutorial and follow step by step

 

Evalyn

Make a pretty and elegant jewelry piece with this beaded “Evalyn” Necklace.

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This beading pattern is sure to give you a glamorous and stylish look. Fit for a queen, or any woman that wants to feel like a star, this necklace is sure to be a favorite within your jewelry collection.

Evalyn Necklace Love life and life will love you back Beading tutorial Aylake Ailaviu

Make this homemade necklace in your favorite color to finish off a stunning look for a party or special occasion.

Evalyn Necklace Thinking of you keeps me awake Beading tutorial Aylake ailaviu

You are going to need:

thread

needle

jump rings /clasps

seed beads 15/0

seed beads 11/0

seed beads 8/0

bicones 4 mm

bicones 6 mm

pearls 10 mm

Just look the tutorial and follow step by step:

Bella

Looking for a stunning new necklace? Then you are going to want to check out this beaded “Bella” Necklace.

Bella Necklace To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance Beading Tutorial Aylake Ailaviu

This gorgeous beaded DIY necklace will curve around your neck in a delicate fashion.

Bella Necklace Tell me who admires and loves you and i will tell you who you are beading tutorial aylake ailaviu

Beaded “Bella” necklace is the perfect blend of a bold modern color with a pretty pattern for a classic touch.

You are going to need:

thread

needles

jump rings

clasps

seed beads 15/0

seed beads 11/0

bicones 4 mm

Just look the tutorial and follow step by step:

Summer Love Kisses And Hugs

Its’ no secret that girls need for a new great beaded pearl necklace that takes any outfit to the next level.

Everyone has a summer story. Story about sun and beach and love and hugs and kisses….

*Little bit kisses from sea…

Summer Love Kisses And Hugs beaded necklace We love because its the only true adventure beading tutorial aylake ailaviu

*And little bit hugs from golden sun.

Summer Love Kisses And Hugs Beaded necklace Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love beading tutorial aylake ailaviu

*Some sea breeze hugs ….

Summer Love Kisses And Hugs Beaded necklace The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge beading tutorial aylake ailaviu

*And much more….

Summer Love Kisses And Hugs Beaded Necklace She remembered who she was and the game changed beading tutorial aylake ailaviu

Learning how to make beaded jewelry can be a creative and fun way to express yourself. There are countless ways that beads can be combined to produce unique pieces.

You are going to need:

Thread

Needle

jump rings

clasps

seed beads 15/0

seed beads 11/0

bicones 4 mm

pearls 6 mm

pearls 8 mm

Just look the tutorial and follow step by step

 

Isabella

Beaded earrings are some of the prettiest patterns out there.

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Isabella DIY Earrings are no exception! These beaded DIY earrings are a gorgeous addition to any jewelry box.

Isabella Earrings Romance is the icing but love is the cake beading tutorial Ailaviu Aylake

You can create them in any color you’d like, so they can match your favorite outfits.

You are going to need:

Thread

Needle

Earring hooks

Seed beads 15/0

Bicones 4 mm

Bead drops (any size)

Just look this beading tutorial and follow step by step:

Abigail

Pretty beaded necklaces are always a great addition to your wardrobe.

Abigail necklace Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love Beading Tutorial Ailaviu Aylake

They are simple to make and they sure can sparkle. The more crystals you use the more sparkle you will have.

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If you have any extra beads lying around of weird shape, this pattern is very forgiving when you use different shape or size beads.

Abigail Necklace Do you love me because Im beautiful Beading Tutorial Ailaviu Aylake

You are going to need:

Thread

Needle

Jump rings

Clasps

Seed beads 15/0

Seed beads 11/0

Pearls 6 mm

Pearls 8 mm

Oval beads 20 mm

Just look the beading tutorial and follow step by step

 

Dimond earrings

When it comes to DIY jewelry, beaded earrings are the prettiest.

Dimond Earrings Loved you yesterday love you still always have always will Beading Tutorial Ailaviu Aylake

Learn how to make a simple but stunning pair of beaded earrings with this step-by-step jewelry tutorial, and then get ready for the flood of compliments on your royal-worthy earrings!

Dimond Earrings Come out of the circle of time and into the circle Beading Tutorial Ailaviu Aylake

You are going to need:

  • Thread

  • Needle

  • Earrings hooks

  • seed beads 15/0

  • pearls 4 mm

  • pearls 8 mm

Just look the tutorial and follow step by step!

Frosted waves

Whether you are a master at creating different beading patterns or you are just starting to dabble in the process, this Frosted waves Bracelet is a perfect DIY jewelry project for you.

Frosted Waves Bracelet A loving heart is the truest wisdom Beading tutorial Ailaviu Aylake

The stunning and simple beading pattern for this DIY bracelet is perfect for all different kinds of occasions.

Frosted Waves Bracelet Build bridges not walls Beading Tutorial Ailaviu Aylake

The fantastic pearls and crystals mix together to create and overall enchanting beaded bracelet that works perfect as a DIY gift as well.

Frosted Waves Bracelet Love yourself then forget it then love the world Beading tutorial Ailaviu Aylake

Plus, you can easily switch up the colors for this handmade bracelet to match whatever kind of colors or themes you prefer!

Frosted Waves Bracelet Love me or hate me Beading Tutorial Ailaviu Aylake
Beaded bracelet “Frosted waves “animated tutorial

You are going to need:

Thread

Needles

jump rings

clasps

seed beads 15/0

pearls 4 mm

pearls 8 mm

bicones 3 mm

bicones 4 mm

bicones 6 mm

Just look the tutorial and follow step by step:

Simple Flowers 2 Earrings

These Beaded Pearl Earrings are perfect for any formal occasion.

Simple Flowers 2 Earrings Love with your heart not your eyes Beading Tutorial Aylake Ailaviu

Jewelry can be pricey, and sometimes it’s difficult to find exactly what you’re looking for.

Simple Flowers 2 Earrings My six world love story U cant imagine life without you Beading Tutorial Aylake Ailaviu

So why not make a beaded earrings?Often, that’s not as difficult as it sounds.

Simple Flowers 2 Earrings Where there is love there is life Beading Tutorial Aylake Ailaviu

What are you going to need:

Thread

Needle

Earring hooks

Seed beads 15/0

Bicones 6 mm

Pearls 8 mm

Spacer beads

Just look the beading tutorial and follow step by step

Cora

Prepare for the prettiest DIY earrings you ever did see! These Charming “CORA” Earrings are a lovely DIY jewelry design.

Cora Earrings Necklace Love is the beginning and end of everything Beading Tutorial Aylake Ailaviu

Versatile and chic, these teardrop earrings are stylish for so many occasions. With their sweet white seed beads and precious resin flower bead, these beaded earrings would be a lovely “something blue” anytime.

Cora Earrings Necklace You are source of my joy the center of my world and the whole of my heart Beading Tutorial Aylake Ailaviu

You can also just wear these pretty homemade earrings when you want to feel like a fairy.

Cora Earrings Necklace You are enough Beaded Tutorial Aylake Ailaviu

You are going to need:

Thread

Needle

Earring hooks

Seed beads 15/0

Seed beads 11/0

Resin flower bead 11 mm

Just look the tutorial and follow step by step: