Quotes

I love quotes. They are concise and packed with human insight.
Feel free to send me your favorite quotes, and I’ll be sure to post them on here as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Reading ๐Ÿ˜‰

Donโ€™t tell me how hard you worked; tell me how much you got done. โ€“ Anonymous

The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little. โ€“ Thomas Merton

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. โ€“ Bill Cosby

Body like a mountain.
Breath like the wind.
Mind like the sky.
– Ken McLeod

That which holds our attention determines our action. -William James

Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words. – Rumi

Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved. – D.H. Lawrence

True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future. – Seneca

It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. – Joanne Kathleen Rowling

If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise. – Robert Fritz

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

All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns. – Bruce Lee

If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we are not really living. – Gail Sheehy

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable. – Bruce Lee

We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself. – Llyod Alexander

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

Rule your mind or it will rule you. – Horace

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. – Buddha

Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about. – Benjamin Lee Whorf

Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. – Zig Ziglar

The job isn’t to catch up to the status quo; the job is to invent the status quo. – Seth Godin

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. and most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. they somehow already know what you truly want to become. everything else is secondary. – Steve Jobs

To listen well, is as powerful a means of influence as to talk well, and is as essential to all true conversation. – Chinese Proverb

A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows public opinion. – Chinese Proverb

Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up. – Chinese Proverb

Do not anxiously hope for that which is not yet come; do not vainly regret what is already past. – Chinese Proverb

If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people. – Chinese Proverb

In the end, it is not the years in your life that counts. It’s the life in your years. – Abraham Lincoln

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over. – Gloria Naylor

True friendship isn’t about being there when it’s convenient; it’s about being there when it’s not. – Anonymous

People say that what we are all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think this is what we’re really seeking. I think what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive. – Joseph Campbell

Follow my lead. Let’s go somewhere that matters โ€” not just somewhere that glitters. – Umair Haque

Only a life lived for others is a life worth while. – Albert Einstein

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

What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal. – Albert Pine

Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you. – Jim Rohn

To make knowledge productive, we will have to learn to see both forest and tree. We will have to learn to connect. – Peter F Drucker

โ€ŽBe not simply good; be good for something. – Henry David Thoreau

Donโ€™t tell me how hard you worked; tell me how much you got done. – Anonymous

The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little. – Thomas Merton

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. – Bill Cosby

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

Live life fully while you’re here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don’t try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human. – Anthony Robbins

When you’re screwing up and nobody is saying anything to you anymore, that means they gave up! … Your critiques are the ones who tells you that they still love you and care. – Randy Pausch

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

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along. You must do the thing you think you cannot do. – Eleanor Roosevelt

The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live. Leo Buscaglia

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. – Dr. Seuss

Remembering that I am going to die is the best way to avoid the trap of thinking that I have something to lose. – Steve Jobs

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is fearless. – Lao Tzu

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. – Confucius

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. – Michelangelo

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

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

I would rather be vaguely right, than precisely wrong. – Keynes

When it comes to choosing a life path, you should do what you love โ€” because if you don’t love it, you are unlikely to work hard enough to get very good. – NYT

The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it. – Ayn Rand

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to grave with the song still in them. – Henry Thoreau

As a child we learn to read … and later, we read to learn. – Bill Wagner

People say that what we are all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that is what we’re really seiking. I think what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive. – Joseph Campbell

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

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