Quotes To Live By


“You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.” ― Jodi Picoult

“Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are.” — George Santayana

“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” ― Anton Chekhov


“It is the length of the journey that ripens the joy of the outcome.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“From the mud of adversity grows the lotus of joy” ― Carolyn Marsden

“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” — Benjamin Franklin


“Be willing to go all out, in pursuit of your dream. Ultimately it will pay off. You are more powerful than you think you are.” — Les Brown

“True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.” — Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.” — Vernon Law

“We are each other’s harvest; we are each other’s business; we are each other’s magnitude and bond.” — Gwendolyn Brooks


“Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” — Hans Christian Andersen

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” ― Eckhart Tolle

“I almost always urge people to write in the first person. … Writing is an act of ego and you might as well admit it.” — William Zinsser

“Being at ease with not knowing is crucial for answers to come to you.” — Eckhart Tolle


“The essence of life is not in the great victories and grand failures, but in the simple joys.” ― Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

“If you’re concerned with how you look when you smile, you’re doing it wrong.” ― Connor Chalfant


“Surely our language is the image of our soul” — William Soutar

“The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days’ we laugh about tomorrow.” ― Aaron Lauritsen

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


“I think humanity has forgotten – this planet is for joy.”
― Alice Walker

“You prepare as best you can for the bad times- then live every moment with joy.” ― Shirley Rousseau Murphy

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


“People love to judge, get used to it and stop taking it personally.” — Kathryn Budig

“Be good to her, she’s rare.” — R. H. Sin

“Teach yourself to work in uncertainty.” — Bernard Malamud


“There is no perfection, only beautiful versions of brokenness.” ― Shannon L. Alder

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” — Marcus Aurelius

“We have to say what we think. We have to do what we say. And then we have to be what we say.” — Alfred Herrhausen

“Passion rebuilds the world for the youth. It makes all things alive and significant.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Hold your head and your standards high even as people or circumstances try to pull you down.” — Tory Johnson

“The longer we live, the more we find we are like other persons.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

“The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.” ― Paulo Coelho


“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”
—John Wooden

“Try not to become a person of success, but try to become a person of value.” — Albert Einstein

“The supreme quality of leadership is integrity.” — Dwight Eisenhower


“Life is never what one dreams. It is seldom what one desires, but, for the vital spirit and the eager mind, the future will always hold the search for buried treasure and the possibility of high adventure.” — Ellen Glasgow

“At the end of the day, you can have something in your head, something in your hand, or something in your heart. What are you choosing?” — Mooji

“For peace to reign on Earth, humans must evolve into new beings who have learned to see the whole first.” — Immanuel Kant


“No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior.” — Elie Wiesel

“We have to say what we think. We have to do what we say. And then we have to be what we say.” — Alfred Herrhausen

“People will work for a living but they’ll die for recognition.” — Lee Odden


“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” — Edgar Allan Poe

“In gratitude and joy, my heart sings better than ever in words I could.”
― Gillian Duce

“Worry is a useless mulling over of things we cannot change.” — Peace Pilgrim

“Excellence is not a skill. It´s an attitude.” — Ralph Marston


“In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate most effectively have prevailed.” — Charles Darwin

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

“My fashion advice is to have a flattering mirror and then forget about it.”
— Vivienne Westwood

“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” — John Wooden


“The important thing in life is having a passion, something you really love doing, and you take joy in the fact that you get to wake up every day and do it.” ― Mike Massimino

“Home is the dearest spot on earth, and it should be the centre, though not the boundary, of the affections.” ― Mary Baker Eddy

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

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” — Audrey Hepburn


“There’s a limit to how many steps you’ll be able to take today. Make sure they’re all in the right direction.” — Jeff Sheehan

“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.” — Etty Hittlesum

“The essence of life is not in the great victories and grand failures, but in the simple joys.” ― Jonathan Lockwood Huie


“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” ― Victor Hugo

“Great minds are always feared by lesser minds.” ― Dan Brown

“Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens”
― Tony DeLiso

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


“The positive vibrations of unregulated joy, peace, happiness, and tranquility is freedom.” ― T.F. Hodge

“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions and the roots spring up and make new trees.” — Amelia Earhart

“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.” — Abraham Lincoln


“Truly blessed are those who have their own solitary time and space. They are not easily shaken by the praise or criticism of the world.” ― Ilchi Lee

“I’ve begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own.” — Chaim Potok

“When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.” — Audre Lorde


“The world only exists in your eyes– your conception of it. You can make it as big or as small as you want to.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” — Anthony J. D’Angelo

“Our self-fulfillment has got to come from within us. We can’t wait until the magic day dawns…We have to start and do it.” — Barbara Anderson

“You should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect. You should expect it.” — Sarah Dessen


“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” ― William Shakespeare

“Intelligence is a way of thinking, not a choice of words.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“A bird doesn’t sing because it knows the song. It sings because it carries the melody in its heart. May you always dance to the rhythm of your heart.” ― Amaka Imani Nkosazana

“Secretly we’re all a little more absurd than we make ourselves out to be.” — J. K. Rowling


“Just because someone disagrees with you doesn’t mean you’re wrong.” — Kathryn Budig

“The best kind of happiness is a habit you’re passionate about.” ― Shannon L. Alder

“The same way that you are the main character of your story, you are only a secondary character in everybody else’s story.” — Don Miguel Ruiz

“Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.” — Rumi


“Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?” — A. A. Milne

“Unless we take that first step into the unknown, we will never know our own potential!” ― Allan Rufus

“Seek joyfulness when you can, for seeking joy leads to an auspicious atmosphere.” ― Jonathan D. Spence

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” ― Bernard M. Baruch


“I think, what has this day brought me, and what have I given it?” — Henry Moore

“One of the secrets to staying young is to always do things you don’t know how to do, to keep learning.” — Ruth Reichl

“The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.” — Dietrich Bonhoeffer


Gautama Buddha’s birthday is celebrated this day 563 BC, born in Lumbini, Nepal. I went a few years back to visit this birthplace.

“In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.” — Buddha

“Sing, laugh and be merry because today you’re alive.”
― Marty Rubin

“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.” — Barbara Kingsolver

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

“The sooner we let go of holding on, the sooner we can hold on to the beauty of what’s unfolding before us. Nothing was ever meant to stay the same forever.” ― Julieanne O’Connor

“After the rain, the sun will reappear. There is life. After the pain, the joy will still be here.” ― Walt Disney


“You shall create beauty not to excite the senses but to give sustenance to the soul.” — Gabriela Mistral

“Come grow old with me. The best is yet to be.” — William Wordsworth

“If you love your work, if you enjoy it, you’re already a success.” ― Jack Canfield


“A wise man’s goal shouldn’t be to say something profound, but to say something useful.” ― Criss Jami

“After all, why bring somebody pain when it’s so easy to bring joy instead?” ― Jordi Lafebre

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


“Only when it is dark enough, can you see the stars.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.” — Booker T. Washington

“The essence of life is not in the great victories and grand failures, but in the simple joys.” ― Jonathan Lockwood Huie

“The happiness of a person resides in one thing – to be able to remain peacefully in a room.” — Blaise Pascal


“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou

“I have learned to live each day as it comes, and not to borrow trouble by dreading tomorrow.” — Dorothea Dix

“Every human is an artist. And this is the main art that we have: the creation of our story.” — Don Miguel Ruiz

“In the fancy spectacle of life, aspire to find a joy that does not need an audience.” ― Joyce Rachelle


“A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.” — Washington Irving

“You prepare as best you can for the bad times- then live every moment with joy.” ― Shirley Rousseau Murphy

“Ask a sage, he will explain. Ask a fool, he will complain.”
― Toba Beta

“I’m always perpetually out of my comfort zone.” — Tory Burch


“The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.” — Victor Hugo

The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

“Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” ― Hans Christian Anderson


“There is plenty of room for us all to succeed and carve our own path.” — Kathryn Budig

When you get older, it’s not about what you did that you regret, it’s what you didn’t do.” — Grace Slick

“Don’t join an easy crowd; you won’t grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform are high.” — Jim Rohn


“An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?” — René Descartes

“Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding, the third” — Marge Piercy

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” — Edgar Allan Poe


“The best kind of happiness is a habit you’re passionate about.” ― Shannon L. Alder

“All men are created equal some work harder in preseason.” — Eric Thomas

“Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you.” ― Stephanie Klein

“You never know who you’re inspiring or uninspiring. People notice more than you think.” ― Amaka Imani Nkosazana


“Never surrender to you’re passions. Dream and live to excess.” ― Truth Devour

“Dreams have only one owner at a time. That’s why dreamers are lonely.” — William Faulkner

“To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.” ― Mark Twain

“Everything you think about yourself, everything you believe about yourself, is because you learned it.” —Don Miguel Ruiz


“Everything you can imagine is real.” — Pablo Picasso

“If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.” — Jim Rohn

“You find JOY in so many little things. For once… I want to see JOY find you. Surprise you. You deserve it.” ― Nadine Brandes

“First, see clearly. Next, act correctly. Finally, endure and accept the world as it is.” — Ryan Holiday

“Joy flows to the depth of the meaning you give to the moment. Remember, every moment is a gift. Treat it with gratitude.” ― Akiroq Brost

“Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.” — Robert A. Heinlein


“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” — Henry Ford

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

“Life is very, very simple and easy to understand, but we complicate it with the beliefs and ideas that we create.” — Don Miguel Ruiz


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

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

“If I advance, follow me.
If I stop, push me.
If I fall, inspire me.”
— Robert Cushing

“Start being brave about everything. Drive out darkness and spread light. Don’ look at your weaknesses.” — Catherine of Siena


“When it comes to the bigger life decisions, we must have the wisdom to choose joy, no matter how fun the alternative.” ― Augustine Wetta

“I am awaiting
perpetually and forever
a renaissance of wonder”
— Lawrence Ferlinghetti

“When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.” —Audre Lorde


“I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well.” —Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“Any mundane activity can offer divine satisfaction.”
― Marty Rubin

“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.” — Erich Fromm


“It’s when a rainbow smiles that sadness is banished from the land.” ―Anthony T.Hincks

“Expectation has brought me disappointment. Disappointment has brought me wisdom. Acceptance, gratitude and appreciation have brought me joy and fulfilment.” ― Rasheed Ogunlaru

“Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” —Rumi

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” —Viktor E Frankl


“Nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.” —Brian Tracy

“Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort.” —Humphry Davy

“It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own.” —Marcus Tullius Cicero


“Love the life you live.
live the life you love.”
― Bob Marley

“I believe that life is a journey, often difficult and sometimes incredibly cruel, but we are well equipped for it if only we tap into our talents and gifts and allow them to blossom.” —Les Brown

“Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure… it just means you haven’t succeeded yet.” —Robert Schuller

We know we need to be physically isolated right now but that doesn’t mean we have to be mentally isolated. Accept that we must adapt to the new environment we are living in, this will allows you to think more clearly & calmly. Our ability to adapt to this change is what will define us.


“It’s a release to know that in spite of everything a premeditated act of courage is still possible.” —Henrik Ibsen

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” —Fred “Mister” Rogers


“I hope for nothing. I fear nothing. I am free.” —Nikos Kazantzakis

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” ―William Shakespeare

“We may not know the whole story in our lifetime.” —Earl Warren


“You can’t calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass.” —Timber Hawkeye

“Every soul is a melody which needs renewing.” —Stéphane Mallarmé

“If you don’t pass your values on to your kids, someone else will.” —Frank Sonnenberg


“If today wasn’t a good day, tomorrow will always give you a second chance.” —Gonzalo Arzuaga

“Power should not be concentrated in the hands of so few, and powerlessness in the hands…” —Maggie Kuhn

“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.” ―Mark Twain


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

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” —John Quincy Adams

“I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine.” —Neil Armstrong


“It’s not the load that breaks you down, its the way you carry it.” —Lena Horne

“Sometimes we are tested. Not to show our weaknesses, but to discover our strengths.” —Joubert Botha


“I’ve known people that the world has thrown everything at to discourage them…to break their spirit. And yet something about them retains a dignity. They face life and don’t ask quarters.” —Horton Foote

“Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.” —Albert Einstein

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” —Audrey Hepburn


“Life is a journey. A hopeless cliché. But not its fault. Cliché is the fate of every fully absorbed truth. The stars, for example, do look like diamonds. You just can’t say so.” —Patricia Hampl

“I watched you with all the light and darkness I have.” —Giorgos Seferis

“Positive and powerful things happen when you distance yourself from negativity.” – Steve Gutzler

“We all have a hungry heart, and one of the things we hunger for is happiness. So as much as I possibly could, I stayed where I was happy.” —Mary Oliver


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

“Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.” —Marcus Annaeus Seneca

“Be afraid of nothing. You have within you all wisdom, all power, all strength, all understanding.” —Eileen Caddy


“I don’t know what the future may hold, but I know who holds the future.” —Ralph Abernathy

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

“Always deliver more than expected.” —Larry Page


“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

“A great many people think they are thinking…when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.” —William James

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


“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.” —Alice Walker

“If you’re not stubborn, you’ll give up on experiments too soon. And if you’re not flexible, you’ll pound your head against the wall and you won’t see a different solution to a problem you’re trying to solve.” —Jeff Bezos

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


“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” —Albert Einstein

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine And shadows will fall behind you.” —Walt Whitman


“Smile. It is sunshine to others.” —Joe Vitale

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” —Aristotle

“You have one job. And that is to live an extraordinary life.” —Umair Hague


“Earth’s crammed with heaven… But only he who sees, takes off his shoes.” —Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“There is always something left to love.” —Gabriel García Márquez

“It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.” ―Maurice Switzer


“The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.” —Will Rogers

“A man is what he thinks about all day long.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson


“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” —Christopher Columbus

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


“Love buries itself in me, up to the hilt.” —James Merrill

“If you can’t explain it to a six-year-old, you don’t understand it yourself.” ―Albert Einstein


“Today you are You, that is truer than true. —Theodor Geisel

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” —Warren Buffett


“When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.” —Ralph Ellison

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

“Surviving is important. Thriving is elegant.” —Maya Angelou


“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” —Desmond Tutu

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” ―Mother Teresa

“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” —John F. Kennedy


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

“I noticed pompous people have actually less a high opinion of themselves than a desire to create such an opinion in others.” —Ben Hecht

“I think continually of those who were truly great…Born of the sun they traveled a short while towards the sun, and left the vivid air signed with their honor.” —Stephen Spender


“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” —Les Brown

“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ―George Orwell

“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” —Stephen Hawking

“What a liberation to realize that the voice in my head is not who I am.” —Eckhart Tolle

“I wonder how many people I’ve looked at all my life & never seen.” —John Steinbeck

“The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.” —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


“Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.” —Victor Hugo

“A house without books is like a room without windows.” —Horace Mann

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” —Socrates


“True love is no game of the faint-hearted and the weak. It is born of strength and understanding.” —Meher Baba

“There are quite enough unpleasant things in life without the need to manufacture more.” —Pierre-Auguste Renoir

“Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.” —Anthony Burgess

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” —Marie Curie

“It is better to be alone, than to be in bad company.” —George Washington

“It is quite possible to leave your home for a walk in the early morning air and return a different person – beguiled, enchanted.” —Mary Ellen Chase


“Experience is a good school, but the fees are high.” —Heinrich Heine

“If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” —Jim Rohn”

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” —Henry David Thoreau

“Believe in life! Always human beings will progress to greater, broader, and fuller life.” —W.E.B. Du Bois


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

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” —Carl Gustav Jung

“There is only one admirable form of the imagination: the imagination that is so intense that it creates a new reality, that it makes things happen” —Seán Ó Faoláin

“If you aren’t big enough to stand criticism, you’re too small to be praised.” —Earl Deason


“Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can; all of them make me laugh.” —W. H. Auden

“It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.” —Erma Bombeck

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


“Courage is grace under pressure.” —Ernest Hemingway

“I always wanted to be someone better the next day than I was the day before.” —Sidney Poitier


“Surrounding ourselves with people we can trust emotionally is so important.”

“Springtime is a season we tend to forget as we grow older, and yet far back in our memories, like the landscape of a country visited long ago, it’s always there.” —Kay Boyle

“I hid my deepest feelings so well I forgot where I placed them.” —Amy Tan


“No one is more powerful than Self. Why give your power to others when it’s for you to keep & thrive?” —Roxana M Jones

“If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me & eaten alive.” —Audre Lorde

“Love is or it ain’t. Thin love ain’t love at all.” —Toni Morrison

“It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.” —Abraham Lincoln


“Really great people make you feel that you, too, can become great.” —Mark Twain

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

“I’ve begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own.” —Chaim Potok


“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” —Eckhart Tolle

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


“Forget conventionalisms; forget what the world thinks of you stepping out of your place; think your best thoughts, speak your best words, work your best works, looking to your own conscience for approval.” —Susan B. Anthony

“We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves.” —Galileo


“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” —Frederick Douglass


“True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.” —C.S. Lewis

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” —John D. Rockefeller


“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” —Pablo Picasso

“A person’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.” —Charles Darwin


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

“Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.” —Maria Montessori


“That spark has to be kept alive.” —Stella Adler

“When a great moment knocks on the door of your life, it is often no louder than the beating of your heart, and it is very easy to miss it. ” —Boris Pasternak


“In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.” ― Aristotle

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” —Henry David Thoreau

“I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.” —Alice Walker


“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength.” —Henry Ward Beecher


“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” —Charles Dickens

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

“I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.” —Laura Ingalls Wilder

“We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.” —Carlos Castaneda


“Love the life you live, live the life you love.” —Bob Marley

“To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking.” —Johann von Goethe

“Being a mother is discovering strengths you didn’t know you had and dealing with fears you never knew existed.” —Sherene Simon

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


“I believe that the imagination is the passport we create to take us into the real world. I believe the imagination is another phrase for what is most uniquely us.” —John Guare

“If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.” —Katharine Hepburn

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


“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never have tried to succeed.” —Theodore Roosevelt

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” —Warren Buffett

“Stand for something or you will fall for anything. Today’s mighty oak is yesterday’s nut that held its ground.” —Rosa Parks


“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It was there all the time.” —Anna Freud

“In the morning there is meaning, in the evening there is feeling.” —Gertrude Stein

“The greatest revenge is massive success.” —Les Brown

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

“It requires less character to discover the faults of others, than to tolerate them.” —J. Petit Senn


“Every life is in many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love. But always meeting ourselves.” —James Joyce

“Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.” ―Ovid

“…And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should…it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.” —Max Ehrmann
“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.” ―Woodrow Wilson


“Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” —Margaret Mead

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” —Langston Hughes

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

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.” —Thomas Merton