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We’ve collected the best You Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Albert Einstein, Bob Dylan, Erma Bombeck, Theodore Roosevelt, George Bernard Shaw. Use them as an inspiration.

If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.
Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.
The government is us; we are the government, you and I.
Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.
If you are in a beautiful place where you can enjoy sunrise and sunset, then you are living like a lord.
Nathan Phillips
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
Don’t try to be what you’re not. If you’re nervous, be nervous. If you’re shy, be shy. It’s cute.
Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise.
Gene Tunney
Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop.
Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy – your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.
If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
What you put into life is what you get out of it.
Don’t compare yourself with other people; compare yourself with who you were yesterday.
You can’t win unless you learn how to lose.
When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Don’t marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can’t live without.
A problem is a chance for you to do your best.
When you have a dream that you can’t let go of, trust your instincts and pursue it. But remember: Real dreams take work, They take patience, and sometimes they require you to dig down very deep. Be sure you’re willing to do that.
I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you’re prepared for it.
Life is too short to do the things you don’t love doing.
If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.
You can lead a man to Congress, but you can’t make him think.
Milton Berle
You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world‘s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.
Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
Nido Qubein
It’s not having what you want, it’s wanting what you’ve got.
If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.
Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.
Be not afraid of discomfort. If you can’t put yourself in a situation where you are uncomfortable, then you will never grow. You will never change. You’ll never learn.
However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.
Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
Doing voiceovers is so great because even though many people would think it’s just your voice, you really do use all your physicality. I’ve done everything from playing a butterfly to Alice in Wonderland when she’s 10 feet tall, so it allows you to be an actor and build new characters.
Ashley Bell
If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.
Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.
If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
Smoking kills. If you’re killed, you’ve lost a very important part of your life.
No matter what shape or size you are, you should feel confident in your own skin. You should feel like a beautiful woman, no matter what!
Look for yourself, and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin, and decay. But look for Christ, and you will find Him, and with Him everything else thrown in.
Be as you wish to seem.
If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were.
When you wake up every day, you have two choices. You can either be positive or negative; an optimist or a pessimist. I choose to be an optimist. It’s all a matter of perspective.
If you are a chef, no matter how good a chef you are, it’s not good cooking for yourself; the joy is in cooking for others – it’s the same with music.
If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.
When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.
Roy E. Disney
If you don’t love me, it does not matter, anyway I can love for both of us.
What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.
The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people.
Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
Choose to focus your time, energy and conversation around people who inspire you, support you and help you to grow you into your happiest, strongest, wisest self.
If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.
I just wanna give a big shout out to all the fans out there who have followed my work up until now. You guys are amazing!! Hearing from fans is the best feeling in the world.
Lindsey Shaw
Growth is painful. Change is painful. But, nothing is as painful as staying stuck where you do not belong.
Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.
When you leave a beautiful place, you carry it with you wherever you go.
The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.
Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.
Potter Stewart
Life is like a wheel. Sooner or later, it always come around to where you started again.
If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
Jack Benny
Once your mind and body is healthy, it creates a freedom that helps you enjoy life.
Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination.
Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.
Wherever you go, your memories from the place you grew up in always remain special.
Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.
Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.
Pope John XXIII
Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
You may all go to Hell, and I will go to Texas.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
You are just your intelligence.
Evening is a time of real experimentation. You never want to look the same way.
Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
I want to do with you what spring does with cherry trees.
Pablo Neruda
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
At the end of the day, you can’t control the results; you can only control your effort level and your focus.
Re-examine all that you have been told… dismiss that which insults your soul.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
If you do what you love, it is the best way to relax.
Art is anything you can get away with.
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
Any kid will run any errand for you, if you ask at bedtime.
Red Skelton
Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
It’s like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.
But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
Keep going and keep believing and do what makes you feel good. And when you feel good and get to the point where no-one can take that from you, then that feeling will the best feeling.
If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.
Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
Bruce Lee
The only rule is don’t be boring and dress cute wherever you go. Life is too short to blend in.
The Bible will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from the Bible.
Dwight L. Moody
If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.
The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.
It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.
Always do what you are afraid to do.
Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.
Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less.
Paul Brown
The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.
In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
It’s about you. If you win, it’s you; if you lose, it’s you. Black and white. Nowhere to hide.
Greg Rusedski
Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.
Satchel Paige
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
My mama always used to tell me: ‘If you can’t find somethin’ to live for, you best find somethin’ to die for.’
The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.
You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.
Be nice to people on your way up because you’ll meet them on your way down.
Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.
Try and leave this world a little better than you found it, and when your turn comes to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate, you have not wasted your time but have done your best.
If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.
You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
If you steal from one author it’s plagiarism; if you steal from many it’s research.
Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Live the life you’ve dreamed.
God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say ‘thank you?’
William Arthur Ward
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Some days are just bad days, that’s all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that’s just the way it is!
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
When the people you love are gone, you’re alone.
Man gives you the award but God gives you the reward.
Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.
You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That’s a part of it.
If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.
I like refried beans. That’s why I wanna try fried beans, because maybe they’re just as good and we’re just wasting time. You don’t have to fry them again after all.
When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to say something; you have to do something.
I think the thing to do is enjoy the ride while you’re on it.
The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don’t have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it.
Never give up, and be confident in what you do. There may be tough times, but the difficulties which you face will make you more determined to achieve your objectives and to win against all the odds.
You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
Life is too short to worry about anything. You had better enjoy it because the next day promises nothing.
The journey is never ending. There’s always gonna be growth, improvement, adversity; you just gotta take it all in and do what’s right, continue to grow, continue to live in the moment.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.
It’s a wonderful thing to be optimistic. It keeps you healthy and it keeps you resilient.
Reason, I sacrifice you to the evening breeze.
Aime Cesaire
Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going.
Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them.
William Arthur Ward
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are people who wonder what happened. To be successful, you need to be a person who makes things happen.
When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
If you’re trying to create a company, it’s like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion.
If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull.
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.
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.
Are you really sure that a floor can’t also be a ceiling?
M. C. Escher
Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead.
Stan Laurel
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.
Life is really not easy, we all have our personal battles, but it is important that you really treasure yourself, love yourself and have a sense of self-worth.
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.
Babe Ruth
Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.
If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand.
You can always count on Americans to do the right thing – after they’ve tried everything else.
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
Being confident is the key to life. Don’t be afraid to be you! I’m super different from a lot of kids my age with style and personality, and I’m OK with it. And if you are OK with it, everyone else will be, too. Just be yourself.
Leo Howard
Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.
If you die you’re completely happy and your soul somewhere lives on. I’m not afraid of dying. Total peace after death, becoming someone else is the best hope I’ve got.
You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
Life isn’t black and white. It’s a million gray areas, don’t you find?
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
I have great respect for the past. If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t know where you’re going. I have respect for the past, but I’m a person of the moment. I’m here, and I do my best to be completely centered at the place I’m at, then I go forward to the next place.
The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.
Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.
You cannot step into the same river twice.
Don’t tell your problems to people: eighty percent don’t care; and the other twenty percent are glad you have them.
When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.
You learn more from losing than winning. You learn how to keep going.
Morgan Wootten
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
I don’t tell people, ‘You’re okay the way that you are.’ That’s not the right story. The right story is, ‘You’re way less than you could be.’
A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.
You can observe a lot by just watching.
Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.
There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven‘t yet met.
In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
Love yourself for who you are, and trust me, if you are happy from within, you are the most beautiful person, and your smile is your best asset.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
As long as you keep going, you’ll keep getting better. And as you get better, you gain more confidence. That alone is success.
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.
I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.
You can’t learn in school what the world is going to do next year.
Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see farther.
J. P. Morgan
Love is a really scary thing, and you never know what’s going to happen. It’s one of the most beautiful things in life, but it’s one of the most terrifying. It’s worth the fear because you have more knowledge, experience, you learn from people, and you have memories.
We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.
Success is not a good teacher, failure makes you humble.
You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
There is no definition of beauty, but when you can see someone’s spirit coming through, something unexplainable, that’s beautiful to me.
The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see.
If you want peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
To keep your marriage brimming, With love in the loving cup, Whenever you’re wrong, admit it; Whenever you’re right, shut up.
Don’t waste time on jealousy. Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind.
You can’t change who you are, but you can change what you have in your head, you can refresh what you’re thinking about, you can put some fresh air in your brain.
Ernesto Bertarelli
Bullying is never fun, it’s a cruel and terrible thing to do to someone. If you are being bullied, it is not your fault. No one deserves to be bullied, ever.
Raini Rodriguez
If you take no risks, you will suffer no defeats. But if you take no risks, you win no victories.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
Thank you for life, and all the little ups and downs that make it worth living.
Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
If the ride is more fly, then you must buy.
If you even dream of beating me you’d better wake up and apologize.
If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.
Bruce Lee
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Would you believe in what you believe in if you were the only one who believed it?
Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward
Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts.
There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do – and I believe that.
The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.
James A. Garfield
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
Love is the answer, and you know that for sure; Love is a flower, you’ve got to let it grow.
Just remember, you can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.
You can’t cheat the game. You can’t cheat the grind. You get out what you put in at the end of the day.
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
Just dream big. Go for it. There’s nothing holding you back. You can have ups and downs, but if you believe in something, keep the faith; keep fighting. And don’t let people put you down.
Your dreams are what define your individuality. They have the power to give you wings and make you fly high.
When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It’s very simple.
It’s always wonderful to get to know women, with the mystery and the joy and the depth. If you can make a woman laugh, you’re seeing the most beautiful thing on God’s Earth.
If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom?
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They came through you but not from you and though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
Diplomacy is the art of saying ‘Nice doggie’ until you can find a rock.
If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.
Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet.
Sarah Louise Delany
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence.
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.
Wherever you are – be all there.
I learned that we can do anything, but we can’t do everything… at least not at the same time. So think of your priorities not in terms of what activities you do, but when you do them. Timing is everything.
Dan Millman
Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.
When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future.
Bernard Meltzer
To become ‘unique,’ the challenge is to fight the hardest battle which anyone can imagine until you reach your destination.
If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.
If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
Bruce Lee
You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.
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.
Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.
What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.
If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, ‘You’re gonna have to move, you’re blocking a fire exit.’ As though if there was a fire, I wasn’t gonna run. If you’re flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.
Acting is magical. Change your look and your attitude, and you can be anyone.
Alicia Witt
The most beautiful things are not associated with money; they are memories and moments. If you don’t celebrate those, they can pass you by.
Never give up. There are always tough times, regardless of what you do in anything in life. Be able to push through those times and maintain your ultimate goal.
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
You never know God is all you need until God is all you have.
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
Those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them, and then you destroy yourself.
If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
Don’t be afraid. Don’t be ashamed. Don’t ever apologize for your sexuality. Just be you.
The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.
You can either be a host to God, or a hostage to your ego. It’s your call.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.
There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.
Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.
A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
Arnold H. Glasow
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
The value of life is not in its duration, but in its donation. You are not important because of how long you live, you are important because of how effective you live.
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.
To the world you may be one person but to one person you may be the world.
Taylor Hanson
Consider your origins: you were not made to live as brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.
Dante Alighieri
If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.
Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.
Smiling is definitely one of the best beauty remedies. If you have a good sense of humor and a good approach to life, that’s beautiful.
Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.
Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall.
You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.
Babe Ruth
Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them… well, I have others.
You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it’s important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.
Glenn Turner
If you do not think about your future, you cannot have one.
John Galsworthy
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Surround yourself with really good people. I think that’s an important thing. Because the people you surround yourself are a reflection of you.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
You got to try and reach for the stars or try and achieve the unreachable.
Cathy Freeman
Sometimes things don’t go your way, but you get up and keep going.
Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed, for if you merely offend them they take vengeance, but if you injure them greatly they are unable to retaliate, so that the injury done to a man ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
My very best friend died in a car accident when I was 16 years old. That was the hardest blow emotionally that I have ever had to endure. Suddenly, you realize tomorrow might not come. Now I live by the motto, ‘Today is what I have.’
If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking… is freedom.
I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.
True love doesn’t happen right away; it’s an ever-growing process. It develops after you’ve gone through many ups and downs, when you’ve suffered together, cried together, laughed together.
Ricardo Montalban
You’re beautiful, like a May fly.
It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.
If you can’t convince them, confuse them.
There will always be obstacles and challenges that stand in your way. Building mental strength will help you develop resilience to those potential hazards so you can continue on your journey to success.
How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
Satchel Paige
If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine.
No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and it may seem hard to get to it but you can do it and just keep working towards it and you’ll find the positive side of things.
Life is pain, highness. Anyone who tells you differently is selling something.
William Goldman
God meets daily needs daily. Not weekly or annually. He will give you what you need when it is needed.
Life is hard. Life is difficult. Life is going to punch you in the gut. But when you change your attitude, you change your behavior. When your behavior changes, so do your results.
Catch on fire and people will come for miles to see you burn.
To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge.
When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.
Give yourself a gift of five minutes of contemplation in awe of everything you see around you. Go outside and turn your attention to the many miracles around you. This five-minute-a-day regimen of appreciation and gratitude will help you to focus your life in awe.
Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.
It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.
If, after I depart this vale, you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl.
There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
Life moves so fast. You gotta document the good times, man.
The greatest gift of leadership is a boss who wants you to be successful.
A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.
Bruce Lee
College is something I’ve always said I wanted to do, but you’re going there to get a piece of paper that says you can get a job, but if I’m already working steadily and doing good work, it makes you question your priorities. Right now, I’m in my own film college: filming a TV show.
Gaten Matarazzo
But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
See, when you drive home today, you’ve got a big windshield on the front of your car. And you’ve got a little bitty rearview mirror. And the reason the windshield is so large and the rearview mirror is so small is because what’s happened in your past is not near as important as what’s in your future.
Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.
Satchel Paige
The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it’s dead for you.
Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars.
It’s OK to have your eggs in one basket as long as you control what happens to that basket.
I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.
Ken Venturi
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.
You only live once and you need to enjoy life, to go out and achieve whatever you want to.
Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
You can’t build a great building on a weak foundation. You must have a solid foundation if you’re going to have a strong superstructure.
Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.
If you have the opportunity to play this game of life you need to appreciate every moment. A lot of people don’t appreciate the moment until it’s passed.
I don’t see myself as extremely handsome. I just figure I can charm you into liking me.
Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.
May you live as long as you want and not want as long as you live.
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do matters very much.
If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.
You may delay, but time will not.
How do you tell a communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.
Bruce Lee
A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
I follow three rules: Do the right thing, do the best you can, and always show people you care.
As you think, so shall you become.
Bruce Lee
The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.
The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.
I enjoy life when things are happening. I don’t care if it’s good things or bad things. That means you’re alive.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
Max de Pree
With consistency and reps and routine you’re going to achieve your goals and get where you want to be.
The way you see people is the way you treat them, and the way you treat them is what they become.
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
Age is not important unless you’re a cheese.
Helen Hayes
It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.
Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done.
Amelia Earhart
Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going to fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.
Eddie Cantor
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Like what you do, and then you will do your best.
Katherine Johnson
It is nice finding that place where you can just go and relax.
Moises Arias
If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.
Pat Riley
Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
I ain’t giving up on myself, so if you give up on me, I ain’t got nothing else to say for you.
You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don’t trust enough.
Frank Crane
If you want to see the sunshine, you have to weather the storm.
Frank Lane
Workers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.
Allah is with people who show patience. If you are down in the dumps, Allah will help you if you have belief. But this is a personal thing between you and him. You can’t fool Allah.
There’s not a pill you can take; there’s not a class you can go to. Stupid is forever.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.
Before you speak ask yourself if what you are going to say is true, is kind, is necessary, is helpful. If the answer is no, maybe what you are about to say should be left unsaid.
Bernard Meltzer
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.
Most importantly, if you feel sexy, you look sexy.
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you.
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.
Communication is a skill that you can learn. It’s like riding a bicycle or typing. If you’re willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of evry part of your life.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive.
Life is not what you expect: it is made up of the most unexpected twists and turns.
Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself.
Don’t Take Anything Personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.
It’s always great to engage with people. You never know who you can make an effect on. And I love interacting with the fans, hearing what they have to say and joking around with them. Anytime I can reach out online and give encouragement, motivate people, be a better citizen, that’s what it’s all about, man.
I can’t relate to lazy people. We don’t speak the same language. I don’t understand you. I don’t want to understand you.
If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.
I think it’s important to get your surroundings as well as yourself into a positive state – meaning surround yourself with positive people, not the kind who are negative and jealous of everything you do.
Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be.
You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.
You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.
If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.
Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car.
You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
Don’t let fear or insecurity stop you from trying new things. Believe in yourself. Do what you love. And most importantly, be kind to others, even if you don’t like them.
She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It’s good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.
Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that’s why I call you dad, because you are so special to me. You taught me the game and you taught me how to play it right.
I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else – I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations.
Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.
Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.
If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing.
You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.
If you are in a spaceship that is traveling at the speed of light, and you turn on the headlights, does anything happen?
If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.
Maxwell Maltz
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Play the game for more than you can afford to lose… only then will you learn the game.
To live in this world, you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
It’s all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you’re properly trained.
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
You can be the moon and still be jealous of the stars.
The way you dress is an expression of your personality.
Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?
Employees are a company’s greatest asset – they’re your competitive advantage. You want to attract and retain the best; provide them with encouragement, stimulus, and make them feel that they are an integral part of the company’s mission.
To say ‘I love you’ one must first be able to say the ‘I.’
The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.
Believe in yourself and believe in your dreams. Follow them, never give up, that’s the most important thing. If you believe you can get there, then one day you will.
You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.
If you can’t do the little things right, you will never do the big things right.
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon… must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.
David Frost
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.
If you want to know the taste of a pear, you must change the pear by eating it yourself. If you want to know the theory and methods of revolution, you must take part in revolution. All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience.
Happiness, true happiness, is an inner quality. It is a state of mind. If your mind is at peace, you are happy. If your mind is at peace, but you have nothing else, you can be happy. If you have everything the world can give – pleasure, possessions, power – but lack peace of mind, you can never be happy.
Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.
You learned the two greatest thing in life, never rat on your friends, and always keep your mouth shut.
You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.
Believe you can and you’re halfway there.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it’s at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not.
My parents couldn’t give me a whole lot of financial support, but they gave me good genes. My dad is a handsome son-of-a-gun, and my mom is beautiful. And I’ve definitely been the lucky recipient. So, thank you, Mom and Dad.
If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.
Frank A. Clark
The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years.
The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.
You have to dream before your dreams can come true.
If you’re going through hell, keep going.
If fighting is sure to result in victory, than you must fight, even though the ruler forbid it; if fighting will not result in victory, then you must not fight even at the ruler’s bidding.
Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.
Sam Ewing
You can close your eyes to reality but not to memories.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it’s much more serious than that.
Bill Shankly
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
In my deepest, darkest moments, what really got me through was a prayer. Sometimes my prayer was ‘Help me.’ Sometimes a prayer was ‘Thank you.’ What I’ve discovered is that intimate connection and communication with my creator will always get me through because I know my support, my help, is just a prayer away.
My psychiatrist told me I was crazy and I said I want a second opinion. He said okay, you’re ugly too.
When you cease to dream you cease to live.
Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.
The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.
Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.
Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to cast a stone.
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
Jules Renard
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.
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.
You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.
Whatever you do, do with determination. You have one life to live; do your work with passion and give your best. Whether you want to be a chef, doctor, actor, or a mother, be passionate to get the best result.
Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.
You just have to take a deep breath, relax and let the game come to you.
There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.
Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions – Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead.
Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.
The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work and then they get elected and prove it.
Speak when you are angry – and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.
Life is a lot like jazz… it’s best when you improvise.
George Gershwin
Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place – that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realise the great life.
Nobody can predict the future. You just have to give your all to the relationship you’re in and do your best to take care of your partner, communicate and give them every last drop of love you have. I think one of the most important things in a relationship is caring for your significant other through good times and bad.
Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.
Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.
You know what’s funny to me? Attitude.
To get rich, you have to be making money while you’re asleep.
Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.
You can really only enjoy life when you’re extremely busy.
Don’t forget to tell yourself positive things daily! You must love yourself internally to glow externally.
Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.
If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.
Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke
Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.
Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
An escalator can never break: it can only become stairs. You should never see an Escalator Temporarily Out Of Order sign, just Escalator Temporarily Stairs. Sorry for the convenience.
If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.
If it’s flipping hamburgers at McDonald‘s, be the best hamburger flipper in the world. Whatever it is you do you have to master your craft.
It’s so important to realize that every time you get upset, it drains your emotional energy. Losing your cool makes you tired. Getting angry a lot messes with your health.
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.
Life is hard. After all, it kills you.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
You’re either part of the solution or you’re part of the problem.
Eldridge Cleaver
There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.
If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.
Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.
You usually have to wait for that which is worth waiting for.
Surround yourself with good people; surround yourself with positivity and people who are going to challenge you to make you better.
Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.
I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.
Arthur Rubinstein
The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it.
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself. When you love yourself, that’s when you’re most beautiful.
Anytime you see a turtle up on top of a fence post, you know he had some help.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.’
It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.
Always Do Your Best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
Suicide is man’s way of telling God, ‘You can’t fire me – I quit.’
Power is like being a lady… if you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
Money can’t buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you’re being miserable.
The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all the time.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.
The more you can dream, the more you can do.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.
You come into the world alone and you go out of the world alone yet it seems to me you are more alone while living than even going and coming.
Emily Carr
When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.
Do more than you are being paid to do, and you’ll eventually be paid more for what you do.
You see things; and you say ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why not?’
Only the disciplined ones in life are free. If you are undisciplined, you are a slave to your moods and your passions.
You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for his own improvement and, at the same time, share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.
Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.
I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I’m like, ‘My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don’t have it. I just want to chill.’ We all have self-doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate to it. You embrace it.
Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Love me or hate me, both are in my favour. If you love me, I will always be in your heart, and if you hate me, I will be in your mind.
Every day is a new day, and you’ll never be able to find happiness if you don’t move on.
It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.
Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Do countries with strong gun control laws have lower murder rates? Only if you cherry-pick the data.
I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.
So if you stay ready, you ain’t gotta get ready, and that is how I run my life.
I do believe in the old saying, ‘What does not kill you makes you stronger.’ Our experiences, good and bad, make us who we are. By overcoming difficulties, we gain strength and maturity.
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success – or are they holding you back?
Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.
Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.
Horace Mann
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.
You are the music while the music lasts.
Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work. I live by that. You grind hard so you can play hard. At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually it’ll pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples’ money.
If you learn something new every day, you can teach something new every day.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?
Sometimes you make the right decision, sometimes you make the decision right.
If you owe the bank $100 that’s your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that’s the bank’s problem.
If you aren’t humble, whatever empathy you claim is false and probably results from some arrogance or the desire to control. But true empathy is rooted in humility and the understanding that there are many people with as much to contribute in life as you.
There are a lot of pros and cons about social media; it’s just how you choose to handle it and how you have to be prepared for the negatives as well.
Aubrey Peeples
Nothing will work unless you do.
If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it.
Julius Caesar
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
Living with fear stops us taking risks, and if you don’t go out on the branch, you’re never going to get the best fruit.
When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.
And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.
Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.
Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.
Everything you can imagine is real.
All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.
Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.
Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?
When you disarm the people, you commence to offend them and show that you distrust them either through cowardice or lack of confidence, and both of these opinions generate hatred.
Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
You can’t respect yourself if you’re afraid to be who you are.
If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.
The word ‘racism’ is like ketchup. It can be put on practically anything – and demanding evidence makes you a ‘racist.’
Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
Arnold H. Glasow
Doctors are the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work, driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for, in order to get to a job that you need so you can pay for the clothes, car and the house that you leave empty all day in order to afford to live in it.
Ellen Goodman
Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed – there’s so little competition.
When you look at people who are successful, you will find that they aren’t the people who are motivated, but have consistency in their motivation.
Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn’t that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.
Unless you have bad times, you can’t appreciate the good times.
When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.
If you see with innocent eyes, everything is divine.
You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.
For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.
We learned about honesty and integrity – that the truth matters… that you don’t take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules… and success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square.
Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.
Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.
You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
I believe that in life, you have to give things your best shot, do your best. You have to focus on what needs to be done, do the right thing, not the popular thing.
If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.
Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.
Don’t send me flowers when I’m dead. If you like me, send them while I’m alive.
People always tell you, ‘Be humble. Be humble.’ When was the last time someone told you to be amazing? Be great! Be great! Be awesome! Be awesome!
Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.
The more you seek the uncomfortable, the more you will become comfortable.
It doesn’t matter how many times you win an award, it is always very special.
Life is hard. Then you die. Then they throw dirt in your face. Then the worms eat you. Be grateful it happens in that order.
If you are first you are first. If you are second you are nothing.
Bill Shankly
My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.
The climb might be tough and challenging,but the view is worth it. There is a purpose for that pain; you just can’t always see it right away.
If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
You’re not looking for perfection in your partner. Perfection is all about the ego. With soulmate love, you know that true love is what happens when disappointment sets in – and you’re willing to deal maturely with these disappointments.
I think you create your own hipness.
Peabo Bryson
What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you’ll make one.
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.
Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.
Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A ‘you can do it’ when things are tough.
When you’re born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you’re born in America, you get a front row seat.
Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.
Only you can control your future.
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.
I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
When you have expectations, you are setting yourself up for disappointment.
Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life.
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don’t, they never were.
A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.
If you never try, you’ll never know what you are capable of.
John Barrow
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back.
The time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself.
Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.
I’m a mirror. If you’re cool with me, I’m cool with you, and the exchange starts. What you see is what you reflect. If you don’t like what you see, then you’ve done something. If I’m standoffish, that’s because you are.
The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.
Amelia Earhart
Never above you. Never below you. Always beside you.
Walter Winchell
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
I think anything is possible if you have the mindset and the will and desire to do it and put the time in.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better. I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.
You can’t fix stupid.
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
If you must have motivation, think of your paycheck on Friday.
Noel Coward
There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.
If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.
Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.
The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.
Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser.
The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.
Bruce Lee
Be strong, be fearless, be beautiful. And believe that anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
You just gotta keep going and fighting for everything, and one day you’ll get to where you want.
I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.
If you are caught on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of lightning, hold up a 1-iron. Not even God can hit a 1-iron.
Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.
The attitude is very important. Because, your behavior radiates how you feel.
You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve.
You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.
The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.
By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.
How many legs does a dog have if you call his tail a leg? Four. Saying that a tail is a leg doesn’t make it a leg.