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." -Kahlil Gibran
each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some
blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you
can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high
a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy
enough people to make it worth the effort." -Herm Albrig
thing that is really hard, and is really amazing is giving up on being
perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself!” – Anna Quindlen
me you’ll always remember: you’re braver than you believe, and stronger
than you seem, and smarter than you think.” –Christopher Robin to
Winnie the Pooh
“As we know from life, decisions are
far more difficult to make than actions are to take. We often put off
doing something for as long as possible, then as we finally make the
decision and step into the action, we’re surprised by its relative ease.
We’re left to wonder why we dreaded doing it until we realize that most
of life’s actions are within our reach, but decisions take willpower.”
“If you have built castles in the air,
your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put
foundations under them.” -Henry David Thoreau
difference between great people and everyone else is that great people
create their lives actively, while everyone else is created by their
lives, passively waiting to see where life takes them next. The
difference between the two is the difference between living fully and
just existing.” -Michael E. Gerber
"To laugh often and
much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of
children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the
betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in
others; to leave the world a bit better...to know even one life has
breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Flatter me, and I may not believe
you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not
forgive you. Encourage me, and I may not forget you." -William Arthur
pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees
the opportunity in every difficulty." -Sir Winston Churchill
“I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.” -Mark Twain
“Growth and self-transformation cannot be delegated.” -Lewis Mumford
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, but are felt in the heart” -Helen Keller
“Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.” -Lao-Tze
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” -Albert Einstein
I have endured that time without the drugs, if I'd just held out a
little longer? Could I have survived myself, by myself? I don't know.
That's the thing about a human life-- there's no control group, no way
to ever know how any of us would have turned out if any variables had
been changed." -Elizabeth Gilbert in her book Eat, Pray, Love
To be strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble."
-Christian D. Larson
"Thirsty hearts are those whose longings have been wakened by the touch of God within them." A.W. Tozer
"The danger is that the soul should persuade itself that it is not hungry." -Simone Weil
anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken.
If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart
to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies
and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the
casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket-- safe, dark,
motionless, airless-- it will change. It will not be broken; it will
become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to
tragedy, or at least to the risk or tragedy, is damnation." -C.S. Lewis
advantage of marriage is that, when you fall out of love with him or he
falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you fall in
again." -Judith Viorst
"Marriage halves our griefs, doubles our joys, and quadruples our expenses." -English Proverb
"To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you're wrong, admit it;
Whenever you're right, shut up."
- Ogden Nash
greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are
joined for life - to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each
other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one
with each other in silent, unspeakable memories." -George Eliot
question of love is one that cannot be evaded. Whether or not you
claim to be interested in it, from the moment you are alive you are
bound to be concerned with love, because love is not just something that
happens to you. It is a certain special way of being alive. Love is,
in fact, an intensification of life, a completeness, a fullness, a
wholeness of life." -Thomas Merton
has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we
perform, is truly important to other people." -André Dubus
“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” -John Bingham
"Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong." -Peter T. Mcintyre
"Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent." -Eleanor Roosevelt
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." -Anaïs Nin
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
"You cannot find peace by avoiding life." -Virginia Woolf
“You can do anything, but not everything.” -David Allen
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” -Ambrose Redmoon
doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end
of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow." -Mary Anne Radmacher
“If anything is worth trying at all, it’s worth trying at least 10 times.” -Art Linkletter
TV and Movie Quotes:
I pointed out that I'm extremely uncomfortable with dancing, loud
music, and most other forms of alcohol-induced frivolity?" -Sheldon
Cooper, Big Bang Theory
"You hypocrite! Little Miss
'Grownups-Don't-Play-With-Toys.' If I went into that apartment right
now, would I not find Beanie Babies? Are you not an accumulator of Care
Bears and My Little Ponies? And who is that japanese feline I see
frolicking on your shorts? Hello, Hello Kitty!" -Sheldon Cooper, Big
"'Disappointed' is anger for wimps" -House
I'm sorry, Sammy. But I am not about to spend the next fifty years of
my life with someone I'm not gonna run into in the hereafter." -Annelle
in Steel Magnolias
"It's not our abilities that show who we truly are, it's our choices" -Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
"Of course it’s hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great!" -from the movie A League of Their Own
"It is a curious fact that of all the illusions that beset mankind none
is quite so curious as the tendency to suppose that we are mentally and
morally superior to those that differ from us in opinion." -Elbert Hubbard
"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because
they have to say something." -Plato
"Black holes are where God divided by zero." -Stephen Wright
"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new
discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'" -Isaac Asimov
lacks the cynicism of the East Coast and for that reason will never be
all that hip, despite the rock scene and the Old Market and the new
skyscrapers. But that's fine. Omaha has its own identity, and in a
distinctly Midwestern way, an unfaltering belief in the future. I don't
stay for long. But it's good to go home again." -The Washington Post
"How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live." -Henry David Thoreau
“We learn something every day, and lots of times it’s that what we learned the day before was wrong.“ -Bill Vaughan
“If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.” -Ivan Turgenev
throw away what they could have by insisting on perfection, which they
cannot have, and looking for it where they will never find it." -Edith
“Try a thing you haven’t done three times.
Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it.
And a third time, to figure out whether you like it or not.“ -Virgil
"Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated." -Russell Warren
we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little
consequence. The only consequence is what we do.“ -John Ruskin
is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day
listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across
the sky, is hardly a waste of time.” -John Lubbock
"Cooking is 80% confidence, a skill best acquired starting
from when the apron strings wrap around you twice." -Barbara
Kingsolver, in Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
"My apartment is infested with koala bears. Its the cutest infestation
ever. Much better than cockroaches. I turn the lights on and a bunch of
koala bears scatter. I'm like, come back! I want to hold one of you,
and feed you a leaf." - Mitch Hedburg
"It is always the simple things that change our lives. And these
things never happen when you are looking for them to happen. Life will
reveal answers at the pace life wishes to do so. You feel like running,
but life is on a stroll." -Donald Miller