Quotes to Inspire
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the things you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. . . . Explore. Dream."
"One's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions."
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
"Thinking too well of people often allows them to be better than they otherwise would."
“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”
"Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in."
“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”
Booker T. Washington
“The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life."
"The normal and the stigmatized are not persons, but perspectives."
“Thinking too well of people often allows them to be better than they otherwise would be."
“If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.”
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change
the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
"One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay 'in kind' somewhere else
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
"Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the
world needs is people who have come alive."
“Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what
"Let us be a little humble; let us think that the truth may not perhaps be
entirely with us."
“Make it your business to know yourself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world.”
Miguel De Cervantes
“To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.”
Joseph Chilton Pearce
”Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start
from now and make a brand new ending.”
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
”Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.”
”The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of
comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and
Martin Luther King Jr.
”Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”
Robert Louis Stevenson
”Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
“I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man
to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.”
Henry David Thoreau
”The secret of happiness is not doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.”
Sir James M. Barrie
“In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.”
"He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever."
“If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the
dark with a mosquito.”
”The journey of discovery begins not with new vistas but with having new eyes with which to behold them."
”The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas."
“Tell me I'll forget, show me, I may remember, but involve me and I'll understand.
”Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
St. Francis of Assisi
”The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy
lies in having no goal to reach.”
“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination."
"Finish 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
“It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.”
“If you put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.”
“The definition of a bore: a person of low taste, more interested in himself than in me.”
”To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking.”
Johann von Goethe
“People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.”
”Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it “
Henry David Thoreau
“When one door closes another door opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.”
Alexander Graham Bell
“If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.”
”Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.”
”Friendship with one's self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.”
”Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
George Bernard Shaw
”I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.”
”First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”
”Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."
”The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."