Sara’s Favorite Quotes

I am a quote collector. I absolutely LOVE a good quote! Here are some of my favorites. And of course, I’ll continue to update my quote collection as I discover more words of wisdom. Enjoy!

 

Anything I have ever done that was ultimately worthwhile…initially scared me to death. – Betty Bender

 

Our duty is to hold ourselves responsible to the people. – Chairman Mao Zedong, August 13, 1945

 

The Law of Giving is very simple: If you want joy, give joy. If love is what you seek, offer love. If you crave material affluence, help others become prosperous. – Deepak Chopra 

 

Your word is your wand. – Notes from the Universe

 

I am grateful to the idea that has used me. – Alfred Adler

 

The probable reason that so few people make plans or set goals is that most people are unable—in their own mind—to figure out how everything necessary will come together. But you must understand, you need not know how everything will come together. All you have to understand is the underlying principle, by which your good comes; namely, everything which you receive in life comes by virtue of the “Law of Attraction.” – Bob Proctor

 

You think in secret and it comes to pass, environment is but your looking glass. – James Allen

 

We must first conquer the impoverishment that is buried deep within ourselves. – Bob Proctor

 

Faith is the ability to see the invisible and believe in the incredible and that is what enables believers to receive what the masses think is impossible. – Clarence Smithison

 

The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself. – Deepak Chopra

 

Those who practice love have neither religion nor status. – Rumi

 

Taking responsibility for being exactly where you are now gives you the power to be exactly where you want to be. – Unknown

 

Getting my weight under control has come from a process of treating myself as well as I treat others in every way. – Oprah Winfrey

 

First, and always fundamentally, pour your heart into something that you hope will resonate and elevate. Then, give it it’s best chance at spreading like wildfire. – Danielle LaPorte

 

Grieve for the things you won’t let yourself have. Grieve for all the ways you separate yourself from your own radiance. – Geneen Roth

 

Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy. – Unknown

 

If you want to get noticed, do something worth noticing. The way to attract influential people to your life (if you care about such a thing) is by doing something worth noticing, not by asking people to notice you. Basic… but so often missed. Also: don’t be a curator, be an instigator. – Chris Guillebeau

 

In any project, create your own definition of success. If not, you’ll always be playing someone else’s game. Play your own game. Make the rules and decide how you’ll score the points. Choose to be in charge and then you are in charge-it’s not complicated.  – Chris Guillebeau

 

Never ask, “I have x amount of dollars — how should I divvy that up among various expenses and projects?” Always ask, “What level of resources do I need to accomplish all the goals and projects I want to pursue?” – Chris Guillebeau

 

Luck is quite predictable. To have more luck, take more chances. – Brian Tracey

 

“My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies, and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, and truth.” The boy thought about it and asked, “Grandfather, which wolf wins?” The old man quietly replied, “The one you feed.”

 

It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t. It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not. – James Gordon

 

Taking action is absolutely critical, because more than anything else, it creates expectation. – Notes from the Universe

 

The more important a project is to your soul’s evolution, the more you’ll resist it. – Steven Pressfield

 

Real love isn’t passive. We need to put as much powerful, proactive and intentional energy behind our love as some people put behind their hate. – Marianne Williamson

 

Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined. – Johnny Carson

 

You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings. ― Elizabeth Gilbert

 

The key to change… is to let go of fear. – Rosanne Cash

 

Being gifted creates obligations, which means you owe the world your best effort at the work you love. You too are a natural resource. – Barbara Sher

 

Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires and a touch that never hurts. – Charles Dickens

 

You are that which you seek. – David Deida

 

Everything that the universe is doing in your life is about your freedom, your release, your upgrade and your blessing. – Unknown

 

You cannot save people. You can only love them. – Anais Nin

 

Act as if the whole world were watching. – SoulNeeds.com

 

As I see it, every day you do one of two things: build health or produce disease in yourself. – Adelle Davis

 

Most men die at 25, we just don’t bury them until they are 70. – Benjamin Franklin

 

Inspiration is a crazy amazing feeling. It lights up and animates all that we do. – Maggie Lyon

 

Only through your persistence, fearlessness, and loving service does the world yield to your efforts. – David Deida

 

It is my intention that when people walk away from me they feel inspired and loved. Having this as my focus determines how I will interact with everyone. – Jen Brentano

 

We create the lives we desire. However, we must prioritize our goals to make them happen. Gradually, we can accomplish everything we want. But it doesn’t all come at once and we have to appreciate each blessing in the time and space it is provided. – Loren Slocum

 

Never shrink in the shadow of those who aren’t supportive – instead be an even bolder beacon of an empowered, loving human. – Kathleen Graham

 

Perfection is the lowest standard on earth – it just gives you the opportunity to beat yourself or other people up for not being “good enough”. – Unknown

 

The great perfection lies in the fact that no matter what happens next, you’ll be richer for it. – Mike Dooley

 

Entitled types are frantic below the surface because they don’t trust that they can feed themselves. What they need is a long hug and then to be sent off for some solo time, without credit cards. – Danielle LaPorte

 

No matter where you go or what you do, you live your entire life within the confines of your head. – Terry Josephson

 

The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine OR the slowest form of poison. – Ann Wigmore

 

It’s like one big hall of mirrors, isn’t it? Except, of course, that the halls of time and space reflect what you choose to think. Like right now. – Notes from the Universe

 

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face. – Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance. – Samuel Johnson

 

It’s risky out on the limb, but that’s where all the fruit is. – SoulNeeds.com

 

We are all a little weird. Life is a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love. – Dr. Seuss

 

The truth of the matter is that there’s nothing you can’t accomplish if: (1) You clearly decide what it is that you’re absolutely committed to achieving, (2) You’re willing to take massive action, (3) You notice what’s working or not, and (4) You continue to change your approach until you achieve what you want, using whatever life gives you along the way. – Tony Robbins

 

If you only gave yourself credit for all the things you do that you do not give yourself credit for, you’d astonish your fine, rockin’ self. – Mike Dooley

 

It’s not what’s happening to you now or what has happened in your past that determines who you become. Rather, it’s your decisions about what to focus on, what things mean to you, and what you’re going to do about them that will determine your ultimate destiny. – Anthony Robbins

 

Just start it! Never again, at any other point in your journey, will you have so much to gain as you will if you just get started today. – Mike Dooley

 

The only reason you don’t have what you want in life is because you’re not asking the right questions with the right level of certainty. And that’s it. If you want something, set a specific money goal. Then ask yourself “How can I earn X in Y days?” Get resourceful. Ask friends for help coming up with ideas. Think of delivery methods you’ve never tried before. Stop thinking that the money isn’t there, and start mentally committing to yourself that you will invest in the things you want to invest in – especially when they move you closer to what you want in your business and life. Once you commit to it, amazing opportunities will open up to you. – Stacey Morgenstern and Carey Peters

 

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. – Anne Frank

 

To give beyond reason, to care beyond hope, to love without limit; to reach, stretch, and dream, in spite of your fears. These are the hallmarks of divinity – traits of the immortal – your badges of honor. May you wear them with a pride . – Notes from the Universe

 

Don’t seek, don’t search, don’t ask, don’t knock, don’t demand – relax. If you relax, it comes. If you relax, it is there. If you relax, you start vibrating with it. – Osho

 

The seven principles of Kwanzaa – unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith – teach us that when we come together to strengthen our families and communities and honor the lesson of the past, we can face the future with joy and optimism. – President Bill Clinton

 

To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. – Gautama the Buddha, 563 BC

 

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. – Joseph Chilton Pearce

 

Find something you are passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it. – Julia Child

 

Ask yourself this: Would your childhood self be proud of you? – Unknown

 

Fear less, hope more. Eat less, chew more. While less, breathe more. Talk less, say more. Hate less, love more. And good things will be yours. – Swedish Proverb

 

Life is all about risks and it requires you to jump. Don’t be a person who has to look back and wonder what they would have or could have had. No one lives forever. – Unknown

 

To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself. – Kierkegaard

 

Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people’s criticisms, carry out your plan. – Paul J. Meyer

 

It’s kind of fun to do the impossible. – Walt Disney

 

Sometimes, when you don’t know the answer to a question, it’s because you’re messing with the wrong question. – Mike Dooley

 

By being yourself, you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before. – Edwin Elliot

 

What you believe has more power than what you dream or wish or hope for. You become what you believe. – Oprah

 

Dost thou love life, then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of. – Benjamin Franklin

When you stop existing and you start truly living, each moment of the day comes alive with the wonder and synchronicity. – S. Maraboli

 

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. – Samuel Ullman

 

Life is pure adventure and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art. – Maya Angelou

 

If you look for what’s right – in others, in relationships, in yourself, and in life – you’ll always find it. – Mike Dooley

 

For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again. – Benjamin Button

 

Choose your love. Love your choice. – Thomas S. Monson

 

We are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we are so deeply interconnected with one another. ― Ram Dass

 

If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough. – Ellen Johnson

 

Wanting “more” is just the first sign of many that you’re going to get it. How cool is that? – Mike Dooley

 

Taking massive action on massive dreams amidst massive uncertainties is pretty much where everyone had to start. And then things got way easier. – The Universe

 

You are the way you are because that’s the way you want to be. If you really wanted to be any different, you would be in the process of changing right now. – Fred Smith, Founder of Federal Express

 

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. – Rumi

 

How you present yourself to the world sends a message about how you view yourself. – Institute of Integrative Nutrition

 

Always trust your dreams. They’ve chosen you, as much as you’ve chosen them. – Mike Dooley

 

Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care. – Buddha

 

If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place. – Lao Tzu

 

What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it – would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have. – Ralph Marston

 

Gratitude is the memory of the heart. – Jean Baptiste Massieu

 

Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best. – Theodore I. Rubin

 

Those old habits don’t have to be erased; they just become replaced by a new habit that is more in vibrational harmony with who you are and what you want. – Abraham

 

It’s now time to let go of the past and embrace all that awaits you. – Unknown

 

Be determined to handle any challenge in a way that will make you grow. – Les Brown

 

What you want, wants you. – Debra Jones

 

You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible. – Deepak Chopra

 

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. – Winston Churchill

 

There is nothing impossible to him who will try. – Alexander the Great

 

Now is the best time ever to experience the best health ever. We are the luckiest, most fortunate, most abundant people alive. Let’s start really living. – David Wolfe

 

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, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Your body is not a bank account. It’s a chemistry lab. – JJ Virgin

 

Lead with your own participation in a way that you believe will create value and will invite others to do the same. – Suzanne Mayo Frindt

 

Look within when you are seeking. It is within you. You have the power to create what you want and no one else can do it for you. – Loren Slocum

 

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. – Aristotle

 

Fear is the enemy of will. Will is what makes you take action. Fear is what stops you – it makes you weak, makes your constructs feeble. You must ignore your fear. When you’re afraid you can’t act. – Green Lantern

 

Your own words are the bricks and mortar of the dreams you want to realize. Your words are the greatest power you have. The words you choose and the use establish your life experience. – Unknown

 

Prepare your mind to receive the best that life has to offer. – Ernest Holmes

 

Everything you do is brilliant and correct. – Lisa Miller

 

Criticism belies a need for recognition, appreciation, or validation. None of which, however, can be obtained through criticism. – Mike Dooley

 

Each person’s task in life is to become an increasingly better person. – Leo Tolstoy

 

Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish. – John Jakes

 

Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many. – Unknown

 

Five simple steps for happiness: 1) Free your heart of hatred. 2) Free your mind of worries. 3) Live simply. 4) Give more. 5) Expect less.

 

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

 

The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business – or almost anywhere else for that matter. – Lee Iacocca

 

I realized quickly that anything is possible if you are willing to work for it. – Lara Shriftman

 

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. – Goethe

 

Don’t wait for sickness to come, strengthen yourself right now by consistently making better food and lifestyle choices. – Andrea Beaman 

 

It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy. – Ann Voskamp

 

Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times. – Aeschylus

 

“It’s impossible,” said pride. “It’s risky,” said experience. “It’s pointless,” said reason. “Give it a try,” whispered the heart. – Unknown

 

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. – Unknown

 

Do one thing everyday that scares you. – Eleanor Roosevelt

 

One of the greatest moments in anybody’s developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is. – Norman Vincent Peale

 

The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea. – Isak Dinesen 

 

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. – Mark Twain

 

Be brave enough to live creatively. – Alan Alda

 

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. – Carl Jung

 

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars. – Jack Kerouac

 

You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body. – C.W. Lewis

 

Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable and remove yourself from the unacceptable. – Dennis Waitley

 

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. – John Ruskin

 

There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. – Nelson Mandela

 

Love people enough to tell them the truth and respect them enough to trust that they can handle it. –Iyanla

 

A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. – SoulNeeds.com 

 

You have the power inside of you to create exactly what it is that your heart desires. – Debbie Ford

 

Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do. – Liz Smith, author and journalist

 

A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm. – Charles Schwab

 

The easiest thing in the world is to come up with an excuse not to do something. I found that the most important thing in my life is to stop saying ‘I wish’ and start saying ‘I will.’  – David Cooperfield

 

To reach a port, we must sail. Sail, not tie at anchor. Sail, not drift. – Franklin Roosevelt

 

The best students get the hardest tests. – Iyanla Vanzant

You are worthy because you were born. – Oprah

 

The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large. –Confucius

 

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle. – Steve Jobs

 

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others people’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. – Steve Jobs

 

Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do. – Steve Jobs

 

Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. – Albert Einstein

 

It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. – Babe Ruth

 

You must begin to understand, therefore, that the present state of your bank account, your sales, your health, your social life, your position at work, etc., is nothing more than the physical manifestation of your previous thinking. If you sincerely wish to change or improve your results in the physical world, you must change your thoughts, and you must change them IMMEDIATELY. – Bob Proctor

 

Find a way to get paid for doing what you love. Then every paycheck will be a bonus. – Oprah

 

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. – Desmond Tutu

 

Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can. – Lowell Thomas

 

Love your art and it will love you right back. – Chris Guillebeau

 

We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret and disappointment. – Jim Rohn

 

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. – Albert Einstein

 

Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela

 

The secret to living the life of your dreams is to start living the life of your dreams now, to any degree that you can. – The Universe

 

I define joy as a sustained sense of well-being and peace – a connection to what matters … What I know for sure is that you feel real joy in direct proportion to how connected you are to living your truth. – Oprah

 

There is only one success — to be able to spend your life in your own way. – Christopher Morley

 

You’re alive. Do something. The directive in life, the moral imperative was so uncomplicated. It sounded like this: Look. Listen. Choose. Act. – Barbara Hall

 

There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle. – Deepak Chopra

 

Stay close to the essence of the holiday and to who you and your family are. – Herbert Rappaport

 

When you’re happy with yourself, then all of your other relationships improve, too. A happy person is very attractive to others. If you’re looking for more love, then you need to love yourself more. – Louise L. Hay

 

If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse. – Jim Rohn

 

We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible. – Vince Lombardi

 

To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth. – Pearl S. Buck

 

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. – Ovid

 

How you value your time is a reflection of how you value yourself. – Robert Notter

 

It is a shame for a woman to grow old without ever seeing the strength and beauty of which her body is capable. – Socrates

 

We tend to live up to our expectations. – Earl Nightingale

 

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. – Oscar Wilde

 

Pleasure. It’s a Sicilian priority. It’s in their spirit. When you let pleasure control your life and not your life control pleasure you find passion. Eat. See. Live. And to hell with everything else. – Tony Bourdain

 

Far better to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory or defeat. – Theodore Roosevelt, 1899

 

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived – that is to have succeeded. – Emerson

 

Ultimately, no man or woman is happy unless they have found a way to contribute beyond themselves. – Anthony Robbins

 

Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. – Jim Rohn

 

Find a purpose in life so big it will challenge every capacity to be at your best. – David O. McKay

 

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. – Buddhist proverb

 

If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes. – Andrew Carnegie

 

You have a solemn obligation to take care of yourself because you never know when the world will need you. – Rabbi Hillel

 

Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. – Jim Rohn

 

Become a student of all with whom you meet. – SoulNeeds.com

 

Create goals. Live your life in order that you may attain them. – Loren Slocum

 

Just as a crying child will use increasingly extreme measures to get attention, the body will heighten your cravings and create disease if you don’t listen to it. – Joshua Rosenthal

 

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

 

What lies behind us and before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. – Emerson

 

It’s never too late to be what you might have been. – George Elliot

 

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

 

The only courage you ever need is the courage to live your heart’s desire. – Oprah

 

High expectations are the key to everything. – Sam Walton

 

Work/life balance is about people having a measure of control over when, where and how they work. It is achieved when an individual’s right to a fulfilled life inside and outside paid work is accepted and respected as the norm, to the mutual benefit of the individual, business and society. – The Work Foundation, Great Britain

 

Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all your energies on a limited set of targets. – Nido Qubein

 

Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day. – Emerson

 

Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. – Jim Rohn

 

What I know for sure is this: You are built not to shrink down to less, but to blossom into more. To be more splendid. To be more extraordinary. To use every moment to fill yourself up. – Oprah

 

To lead is to measurably help others succeed. – SoulNeeds.com

 

Let passion drive your profession. – Oprah

 

No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave. – Calvin Coolidge

 

Be excellent in all endeavors. People notice and remember. – Oprah

 

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world. – Brandi Snyder

 

It’s hard for many to imagine, but having fun, feeding your passions, and engaging your talents are simple steps that will take you to the bigger answers you seek. – Jonathan H. Ellerby

 

Ask yourself, would you follow you? – Luke Wren

 

You can make money and you can make excuses, but you can’t do both at the same time. – Jeff Roberti

 

When you are truly committed, the universe will work with you to achieve your plan. – Loren Slocum

 

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation) there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: That the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. – W. H. Murray

 

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. – Oprah Winfrey

 

We attract to ourselves what we hold inside. Every circumstance, every person, and every situation that we attract and experience is based on what is inside of us. Could you ask for a more magnificant system than this? Your life is a reflection of what you hold inside you, and what you hold inside you is always under your control. – The Secret Daily Teachings

 

We all must suffer from one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. – Jim Rohn

 

If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place. – Nora Roberts

 

The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen. – Lee Iacocca

 

Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times. – Anonymous

 

Every day in every way I’m getting better and better. – Emile Coue

 

The real source of wealth and capital in this new era is not material things…it is the human mind, the human spirit, the human imagination, and our faith in the future. – Steve Forbes

 

Self-esteem is a huge piece of my work. You have to believe it’s possible and believe in yourself. Because after you’ve decided what you want, you have to believe it’s possible, and possible for you, not just for other people. Then you need to seek out models, mentors, and coaches. – Jack Canfield

 

Hold those things that tell your history and protect them. – Maya Angelou

 

Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real. –Deepak Chopra

 

I live in the space of thankfulness – and I have been rewarded a million times over for it. I started out giving thanks for small things, and the more thankful I became, the more my bounty increased. That’s because what you focus on expands, and when you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it. Opportunities, relationships, even money flowed my way when I learned to be grateful no matter what happened in my life. – Oprah Winfrey

 

In the end, you’re measured not by how much you undertake but by what you finally accomplish. –Donald Trump

 

No matter how far you may get off track in your life, with determination, hope and a little sweat, nothing will stand in your way from your dreams. – Bob Harper

 

When was asked what surprised him most he said, “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present. The result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.” – The Dalai Lama

 

I believe our bodies are wise in experiencing life. – Sara Hefty

 

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him to find it within himself. – Galileo

 

I have found enthusiasm for work to be the most priceless ingredient in any recipe for success. –Samuel Goldwyn

 

Give the world the best you have and the best will come back to you. – Madeline Bridge

 

We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will. – Chuck Palahniuk

 

Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better. – Albert Camus

 

To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. – Thich Nhat Hanh

 

It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere. – Voltaire

 

Look within to discover your true self. Find yourself anew. Enjoy getting to know yourself and allow others to know you too. – Loren Slocum

 

A traveler am I and a navigator, and every day I discover a new region within my soul. – Kahlil Gibran

 

When a great adventure is offered, you don’t refuse it. – Amelia Earhart

 

Lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom. – Buddha

 

Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work. – Gustave Flaubert

 

Dissent is the highest form of patriotism. – Howard Zinn

 

I would like to be remembered as a man who had a wonderful time living life, a man who had good friends, fine family – and I don’t think I could ask for anything more than that, actually. – Frank Sinatra

 

Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today. – James Dean

 

But nothin’ ever came from a life that was a simple one. – Flogging Molly

 

Renew your passions daily. – Terri Guillemets

 

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. – Dr. Seuss

 

‘Tis not too late to seek a newer world. – Ulysses

 

Giving is a wonder drug. You are only alive in the moment of giving and sharing. – Tim Sanders

 

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

 

It’s not about ideas; it’s about making ideas happen. – Behance

 

Seek an elevated purpose, not an elevated position. – SoulNeeds.com

 

You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction. –Unknown

 

Real, is the hand you hold for 57 years real, is a band of gold trembling with fear, and it’s the first long tear down an old’s man face watching his angel slipping away his heart so broke, it’s never going to heal, i call that real. – Shanna Sloniker

 

Be a good listener. It makes the person who’s speaking to you feel loved, cared for, and worthy of being heard. – Dr. Wayne Dyer

 

Abundance is about looking at life and knowing that we have everything we need for complete happiness, and then being able to celebrate each and every moment of life. – Dr. Wayne Dyer

 

Change will take precisely as long as you think it will. – SoulNeeds.com

 

I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man. – Jay Z

 

Success is continually improving your circumstances. – Unknown

 

People will forget what you said, they will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you make them feel. – Maya Angelou

 

The pain isn’t being unable to finish. The pain is figuring out which project is worthy of being finished. – Jonathan Fields

 

In the long-term, security comes from an asset you create or acquire, not a position in someone else’s asset. – Chris Guillebeau

 

And the day came when the wish to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. – Anais Nin

 

View every struggle as an opportunity for personal growth. It is the struggle itself, not the result that builds character. – SoulNeeds.com

 

Don’t let someone else create your world, for when they do they will always create it too small. – Ed Cole

 

Great men are they who see that spiritual thought is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

I have found that if you love life, life will love you right back. – Arthur Rubenstein

 

When it’s over, I want to say: All my life I was a bride married to amazement. – Erica Bennett

 

Now that it’s all over, what did you really do yesterday that’s worth mentioning? – Coleman Cox

 

The thing women have got to learn is that nobody gives you power. You just take it. – Rosanne Barr

 

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

 

A writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist. – Vladimir Nabokov

 

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true. – Leon J. Suenes

 

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. – Edward Everett Hale

 

I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy. – Anthony Robbins

 

I think the most significant work we ever do, in the whole world, in our whole life, is done within the four walls of our own home. – Stephen R. Covey

 

Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it’s not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere. – Barack Obama

 

Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. –Walt Disney

 

You are today where your thoughts have brought you; You will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. – SoulNeeds.com

 

Everything in your life is controlled by two things, your beliefs and your values. – Tony Robbins

 

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it. – Unknown

 

At the end of our lives people will only remember our hearts. – Jim Tuman

 

The greatest human tragedy is to die with the music still left in you. – Jim Tuman

 

People aren’t either wicked or noble. They’re like chef’s salads, with good things and bad things chopped and mixed together in a vinaigrette of confusion and conflict. – Lemony Snicket

 

We attain freedom as we let go of whatever does not reflect our magnificence. A bird cannot fly high or far with a stone tied to its back. But release the impediment, and we are free to fly to unprecedented heights. – Alan Cohen, owner of the Florida Panthers

 

Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic. – Unknown

 

We all have the drum major instinct. We all want to be important, to surpass others, to achieve distinction, to lead the parade…. And the great issue of life is to harness the drum major instinct. It is a good instinct if you don’t distort it and pervert it. Don’t give it up. Keep feeling the need for being important. Keep feeling the need for being first. But I want you to be the first in love. I want you to be the first in moral excellence. I want you to be the first in generosity. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

And the trouble is… if you don’t risk everything, you risk even more. – Erica Jong

 

We can only accomplish great things by taking the smaller and necessary steps first. Create short attainable goals in order to achieve your long term plans. – Loren Slocum

 

Keep it pointed to where you want it to go. – Danielle LaPorte

 

Keep your head held high and keep trying to reach your goals! True success is found in being excited about the journey, not the destination. – Loren Slocum

 

We exhibit leadership by creating a feeling of people wanting to join us, to be like us. We should empower people to do more, to be more – and we should lead by example. – Loren Slocum

 

It’s not bragging if you can back it up. – Muhammad Ali

 

I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. – Dalai Lama

 

It’s hard to beat a guy when he’s got his mind made up that he’s going to win. – Muhammad Ali

 

All goals for attaining a happy life are the same, but all the paths to not reaching those goals are misguided in different ways. – Penelope Trunk

 

Out of clutter, find simplicity. Out of discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity. –Albert Einstein

 

The best thing I can do is believe wholeheartedly in my business. The best thing I can do is believe in my abilities, even one’s I’ve yet to discover. The best thing I can do is back up my idea with action, and believing in each task. The best thing I can do is to believe, even without seeing our idea completed. – Kendi Everyday

 

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. – Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out if they’ve got a second. Give your dreams all you’ve got and you’ll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you. – William James

 

The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. – Jim Rohn

 

This one step – choosing a goal and staying to it – changes everything. – Bear Grylls

 

Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary. – Margaret Cousins

 

You can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful place in the world… but it requires people to make the dreams a reality – Walt Disney

 

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. – Friedrich Engels

 

Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now build foundations underneath them. – Henry David Thoreau

 

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. – Neale Donald Walsch

 

Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity. –Albert Einstein

 

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill

 

Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must. Never give up. – Dean Karnazes

 

If we did all things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. – Thomas Edision

 

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. – George Bernard Shaw

 

Whatever you focus on in life tends to happen. Life will pay any price you ask of of it. Ask intelligently. Ask clearly, clarity is power. Know why you are doing it. Have enough reasons to do it. And, have a massive action plan. – Tony Robbins

 

If you help enough people get what they want, you’ll have everything you want. – Juice Plus+

 

People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. – Juice Plus+

 

The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary man takes everything as either a blessing or a curse. – Don Juan

 

When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. – Paulo Coelho

 

The best moments in our lives are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times… the best moments usually occur when a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile. – Mihály Csíkszentmihályi

 

I am not in this world to live up to other people’s expectations, nor do I feel the world need live up to mine. – Fritz Peris

 

Nothing will work unless you do. – Maya Angelou

 

We believe our students’ energy, empathy, idealism, compassion, creativity and intellectual achievements are one of our greatest assets. We are deeply committed to ensuring that they build a solid foundation on which to improve health care throughout their careers. – Mayo Clinic

 

Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be. – Karen Ravn

 

But what about those of us who actually value the work we produce? – Chris Guillebeau

 

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said “faster horses.” – Henry Ford

 

It’s always better to do what you’re motivated to do instead of trying to manufacture motivation. – Chris Guillebeau

 

It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not. – Unknown

 

The person who says something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it. –Chinese proverb

 

Be yourself, because everyone else is already taken. – Oscar Wilde

 

Strive for excitement; boredom is the enemy. – Unknown

 

If somebody isn’t making you stronger, they’re making you weaker. – Unknown

 

Instead of one or the other, when you set significant goals for yourself while focusing on improving the state of the world, that’s when you’ll find yourself on the path to world domination. – Chris Guillebeau

 

Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from. – Seth Godin

 

I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday. – Unknown

 

Confidence comes not from always being right, but from not fearing to be wrong. – Peter. T. McIntyre

 

The best way to gain self-confidence is to do the thing you are afraid to do. – Unknown

 

Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake. – Henry David Thoreau

 

The world’s biggest lie is that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us and our lives become controlled by fate. – Paulo Coelho

 

Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So love the people who treat you right and forget the ones that don’t and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said that it would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it. – Anonymous

 

Once I forgot all I learned, then I began to know. – Henry David Thoreau

 

He who is afraid to ask is ashamed of learning. – Danish proverb

 

Our strength grows out of our weaknesses. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

We don’t have an eternity to realize our dreams, only the time we have here. – Susan Taylor

 

With great power comes great responsibility. – Uncle Ben from Spiderman

 

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing. – George Bernard Shaw

 

Get excited and change things. – Chris Guillebeau

 

Empowerment is helping people to consider new possibilities and take courageous actions. – Chris Guillebeau

 

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. – Mark Twain

 

I would like to beg…to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer. – R.M. Rilke

 

Do what you can, right where you are, with as much purpose and service as possible. – Jess from Make Under My Life

 

Entrepreneur = someone who will work 24 hrs a day for themselves to avoid working 1 hr a day for someone else. – Chris Guillebeau

 

Every time someone tells you to ‘be realistic’ they are asking you to compromise your ideals. – Chris Guillebeau

 

You must do the thing you think you cannot do. – Eleanor Roosevelt

 

When setting out on a journey, do not seek advice from those who have never left home. – Rumi

 

The choice doesn’t matter-just do something. – Chris Guillebeau

 

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

 

Don’t let your dreams be dreams. – Jack Johnson

 

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist. – Helen Keller

 

If you don’t make mistakes, you can’t make decisions. – Warren Buffett

 

Never leave it to someone else to decide what you’re all about. – Chris Guillebeau

 

I’d rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate. – George Burns

 

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to. -Alan Keightley

 

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. – Anatole France

 

Age is an exercise in abstract relativity that is inescapable. – Jim Bungert

 

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. – Nietzsche

 

There’s no plan B because it distracts from plan A! – Will Smith

 

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. -Anais Nin

 

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. – Ayn Rand

 

They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. – Andy Warhol

 

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

 

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them. – George Bernard Shaw

 

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle. – Plato

 

Shall we be cultured aesthetes and dilly dally with our jobs or put on our dungarees and learn the significance of architecture by laying stone and brick for awhile, mixing mortar and sawing wood. Learn of the strength and durability of materials; know of society and its myriad needs and aspirations. Read fairy stories; read Keats, Shelley and Whitman. Absorb a sound and understanding knowledge of the incredible inventions of our day and go to it. There are no fixed formulas; no dry standards; no such thing as composition. There is only one thing to achieve and that is an architectural organism. Composition is dead; an organization is alive… vivid… responsive to conditions; and eloquent of the spiritual association of function and form. Travel the frank and courageous road whereon may be seen the real contributions to ages gleaming in the sunshine. – George Grant Elmslie

 

I didn’t wait for the right moment, I just started. – Holly Becker of Haus Maus

 

When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and your discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be. – Patanjali

 

There are no safe choices…only ones that resonate deep within you and those that don’t. – Brigitte of Covet in Chicago

 

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. – Henry David Thoreau

 

Either once only, or every day. If you do something once it’s exciting, and if you do it every day it’s exciting. But if you do it, say, twice or just almost every day, it’s not good any more. – Andy Warhol

 

Look at all the beauty in your life and be happy. – Unknown

 

Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else. – Judy Garland

 

Be happy. Get a dog. Like your work. Don’t waste your time with people you don’t completely love and respect. – Vicki Honeyman

 

Be the person my dog believes me to be. – Unknown

 

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.

– Oprah

 

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. – Pablo Picasso

 

Give me the luxuries of life, and I will willingly do without the necessities. – Frank Lloyd Wright

 

Within ourselves, we feel the instinct for greatness -Rolbert Collier

 

What is now proved was once only imagined. -William Blake

 

Nothing is more effective than sincere, accurate praise, and nothing more lame than a cookie-cutter compliment. -Bill Walsh

 

If you have the will to win, you have achieved half your success. If you don’t, you have achieved half your failure. -David Ambrose

 

Making commitments generates hope. Keeping commitments generates trust. -Blaine Lee

 

A man never describes his own character so clearly as when he describes another. -Jean Paul Richter

 

There is a deep, innate, almost inexpressible yearning within each one of us to find our voice in life. -Stephen R. Covey

 

One clear idea is too precious a treasure to lose. -Caroline Gilman

 

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man. -George Bernard Shaw

 

The one with the primary responsibility to the individual’s future is that individual. -Dorcas Hardy

 

Truth is what stands the test of experience. -Albert Einstein

 

Never let the urgent crowd out the important. -Kelly Catlin Walker

 

Love that lasts involves a real and genuine concern for others as persons, for their values as they feel them, for their development and growth. -Evelyn Duvall

 

Most of us are so busy doing what we think we have to do, that we do not think about what we really want to do. -Robert Percival

 

Nobody is a real loser – until they start blaming somebody else. -John Wooden

 

Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements. -Napoleon Hill

 

You have brains in your head, and feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. -Dr. Seuss

 

Hope is itself a species of happiness, and perhaps the chief happiness which this world affords. -Samuel Johnson

 

 

The life of the creative man is lead, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes. -Saul Steinberg

 

If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe. -Carl Sagan

There are two kinds of geniuses: the ‘ordinary’ and the ‘magicians’. An ordinary genius is a fellow whom you and I would be just as good as, if we were only many times better. There is no mystery as to how his mind works. Once we understand what they’ve done, we feel certain that we, too, could have done it. It is different with the magicians. Even after we understand what they have done it is completely dark. -Mark Kac

 

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic, and power in it. -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I– I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference -Robert Frost

 

It has served us well, this myth of Christ -Pope Leo X

 

I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes. I’m out of control and at times hard to handle, but if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best. – Marilyn Monroe

 

If you want to scare the cloak off Little Red Riding Hood, don’t lecture her about the woods and its perils—put the wolf’s hot breath on her neck. – Jonathan Kranz

 

Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it. – Buddah

 

The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment. Keep the promises you make to yourself. One’s best success comes after one’s greatest disappointments.

 

Life loves those who choose to live it. -Maya Angelo

 

You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it. – Robert Anthony

Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune. – Jim Rohn

There is nothing you cannot have, do, or be if you can first think it. – Notes from the Universe

Health and happiness begin with slowing down to enjoy every moment of your life. – Stephan Rechtschaffen

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure. – Colin Powell

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours. – Henry David Thoreau

Keep a list of everything you want to do, and work on it every day. MOVE FORWARD. – Chris Guillbeau

Not only is food bioindividual, education is bioindividual. – Joshua Rosenthal

Do or do not. There is no try. – Yoda

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily. – Zig Ziglar

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

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. – Michael Pollan

Stay true. – Loren Slocum

Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it. – Buddah

Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. – Howard Thurman

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. – Marianne Williamson

Whatever you are by nature, keep to it. Never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will most definitely succeed. – SoulNeeds.com

The pain isn’t being unable to finish. The pain is figuring out which project is worthy of being finished. – Jonathan Fields

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

You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens. – Louise L. Hay

Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain. – Mark Twain

You must do the thing you think you cannot do. – Eleanor Roosevelt

The only story keeping you from having what you want is the story you tell yourself of why you can’t have it. – Tony Robbins

I bargained with Life for a penny, And Life would pay no more, However I begged at evening, When I counted my scanty store. For Life is a just employer, He gives you what you ask, But once you have set the wages, Why you must bear the task. I worked for a menial’s hire, Only to learn, dismayed, That any wage I asked of Life, Life would have willingly paid. – Jessie Belle Rittenhouse

Our only limitations are those we set up in our own mind. – Napoleon Hill

Desire backed by faith knows no such word as impossible. – Napoleon Hill

Every adversity brings with it the seed of an equivalent advantage. – Napoleon Hill

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. – Oprah

We attract to ourselves what we hold inside. Every circumstance, every person, and every situation that we attract and experience is based on what is inside of us. Could you ask for a more magnificant system than this? Your life is a reflection of what you hold inside you, and what you hold inside you is always under your control. – The Secret Daily Teachings

I live in the space of thankfulness – and I have been rewarded a million times over for it. I started out giving thanks for small things, and the more thankful I became, the more my bounty increased. That’s because what you focus on expands, and when you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it. Opportunities, relationships, even money flowed my way when I learned to be grateful no matter what happened in my life. – Oprah

If you think you can do a thing or think that you can’t, you’re right. – Henry Ford

You’ll be more successful if you do what you are motivated to do. It’s very hard in the long-term to force yourself to do something. – Chris Guillebeau

How you value your time is a reflection of how you value yourself. – Robert Notter

Once we make our decision, all things come to us. – Dao

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

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. – William Morris

You get in life what you have the courage to ask for. – Oprah

Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. – Jim Rohn

If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes. – Andrew Carnegie

You have a solemn obligation to take care of yourself because you never know when the world will need you. – Rabbi Hillel

Just as a crying child will use increasingly extreme measures to get attention, the body will heighten your cravings and create disease if you don’t listen to it. – Joshua Rosenthal

Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day. – Emerson

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation) there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: That the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. – W. H. Murray

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go. – Dr. Seuss

The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment. Keep the promises you make to yourself. One’s best success comes after one’s greatest disappointments. – Dove

Life loves those who choose to live it. – Maya Angelo

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

It has served us well, this myth of Christ – Pope Leo X

I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes. I’m out of control and at times hard to handle, but if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best. —Marilyn Monroe

If you want to scare the cloak off Little Red Riding Hood, don’t lecture her about the woods and its perils—put the wolf’s hot breath on her neck. – Jonathan Kranz

There are two kinds of geniuses: the ‘ordinary’ and the ‘magicians’. An ordinary genius is a fellow whom you and I would be just as good as, if we were only many times better. There is no mystery as to how his mind works. Once we understand what they’ve done, we feel certain that we, too, could have done it. It is different with the magicians. Even after we understand what they have done it is completely dark. – Mark Kac

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic, and power in it. –Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Give me the luxuries of life, and I will willingly do without the necessities. – Frank Lloyd Wright

The life of the creative man is lead, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes. – Saul Steinberg

If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe. – Carl Sagan

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. – Pablo Picasso

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life. – Picasso