Satisfied


"Those who are quite satisfied sit still and do nothing; those who are not quite satisfied are the sole benefactors of the world."
- Walter Savage Landor

Influence

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."
- Mark Twain

Perspective

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
- Dr Wayne Dyer

Life

"Once you say you’re going to settle for second, that’s what happens to you in life."
- John F. Kennedy

Failure

"Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently."
- Henry Ford

Lucky

"I had no shoes and complained, until I met a man who had no feet."
- Indian Proverb

Christmas

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. - Roy L. Smith

Game

"It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it."
- John Wooden

Giving

"Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have."
- Jim Rohn

Body

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

Gap

“In the beginning you will fall into the gaps in between thoughts – after practicing for years, you become the gap.” – J.Kleykamp (Regarding meditation)

Honesty

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”

Spirit

“If wrinkles must be written upon our brow, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should not grow old.” – James A. Garfield

Message

“My life is my message.” – Gandhi

Mystery

The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced – Art Van Der Leeuw

Gift

Life is a gift. Never forget to enjoy and bask in every moment you are in.

Nothing

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. – Mark Twain

Procrastinate

Don’t put off living to next week, next month, next year or next decade. The only time you’re ever living is in this moment.

Energy

Everything around us is made up of energy. To attract positive things in your life, start by giving off positive energy.

Within

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Moment

“Every moment you get is a gift. Spend it on things that matter. Don’t spend it by dwelling on unhappy things.”

Suffer

“When you don’t get what you want, you suffer. If you get it, you suffer too since you can’t hold on to it forever.” – Peaceful Warrior, on the fallacy of attachment

Root

Root Cause vs. Effects “For every effect there is a root cause. Find and address the root cause rather than try to fix the effect, as there is no end to the latter.”

Moments

“There are no ordinary moments. There is always something going on.” – Peaceful Warrior

Felt

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor touched but are felt in the heart. – Helen Keller.

Inspiration

Inspiration and genius–one and the same. – Victor Hugo

Steve Jobs Quotes

“My job is not to be easy on people. My jobs is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better.” – All About Steve Jobs

“We made the buttons on the screen look so good you’ll want to lick them.” – Wikiquote, as quoted in Fortune magazine (4 January 2000)
Align Center
“Click. Boom. Amazing!” – Macworld keynote 2006

“You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.” – Inc. Magazine

“That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works” – New York Times, The Guts of a New Machine, 2003

“Why join the navy if you can be a pirate?” - As quoted or paraphrased in Young Guns: The Fearless Entrepreneur’s Guide to Chasing Your Dreams and Breaking Out on Your Own (2009) by Robert Tuchman

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – via

“I mean, some people say, ‘Oh, God, if [Jobs] got run over by a bus, Apple would be in trouble.’ And, you know, I think it wouldn’t be a party, but there are really capable people at Apple. My job is to make the whole executive team good enough to be successors, so that’s what I try to do.” – CNNMoney

“It’s not about pop culture, and it’s not about fooling people, and it’s not about convincing people that they want something they don’t. We figure out what we want. And I think we’re pretty good at having the right discipline to think through whether a lot of other people are going to want it, too. That’s what we get paid to do.” – CNNMoney

“So when a good idea comes, you know, part of my job is to move it around, just see what different people think, get people talking about it, argue with people about it, get ideas moving among that group of 100 people, get different people together to explore different aspects of it quietly, and, you know – just explore things.” – CNNMoney

“When I hire somebody really senior, competence is the ante. They have to be really smart. But the real issue for me is, Are they going to fall in love with Apple? Because if they fall in love with Apple, everything else will take care of itself.
They’ll want to do what’s best for Apple, not what’s best for them, what’s best for Steve, or anybody else.”

“We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? And we’ve all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it.” – Fortune

“Almost everything–all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure–these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. 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.” – Steve Jobs’ Stanford Commencement Address

“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.” – Think Different, narrated by Steve Jobs

“In most people’s vocabularies, design means veneer. It’s interior decorating. It’s the fabric of the curtains of the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. Design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service.” – Fortune

Market

Apple's market share is bigger than BMW's or Mercedes's or Porsche's in the automotive market. What's wrong with being BMW or Mercedes?
Steve Jobs

Now

“There’s no next time. It’s now or never.”

Dots

Again, 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. - Steve Jobs

Did It

"I am thankful to all those who said NO to me. It's because of them I did it myself."
- Albert Einstein

Exploration

“We must not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time.” – T. S. Eliot

Human

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Your Time

“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’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” - Steve Jobs

Closed Doors

“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell

Years

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

Miracle

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

Decisions Today

“The consequences of today are determined by the actions of the past. To change your future, alter your decisions today.” ~ Anonymous

Destination

“It doesn’t matter where you are, you are nowhere compared to where you can go.” ~ Bob Proctor

Live in the Present

“One has to live in the present. Whatever is past is gone beyond recall; whatever is future remains beyond one’s reach, until it becomes present. Remembering the past and giving thought to the future are important, but only to the extent that they help one deal with the present.” – S.N. Goenka

Past

“Don’t let the past steal your present” – Cherralea Morgen

Test to be Finished


    “Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you’re alive, it isn’t.” ~ Richard Bach

Mission

"Make your life a mission – not an intermission” ~ Unknown

Task in Life

“Nothing is likely to help a person overcome or endure troubles than the consciousness of having a task in life.” ~ Victor Frankl
    

Belief

 “One person with a belief is equal to a force of 99 who have only interests.” – John Stuart Mill
    

Your Work

“Your work is to discover your work and then, with all your heart, to give yourself to it.” – Buddha
   

Purpose

 “Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life… Therein he cannot be re­placed, nor can his life be repeated. Thus, everyone’s task is as unique as is his specific opportunity to implement it.” – Viktor Frankl
    

Body

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

Practice

 “In the beginning you will fall into the gaps in between thoughts – after practicing for years, you become the gap.” – J.Kleykamp (Regarding meditation)
    

Honesty

 “Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”

Growing

“If wrinkles must be written upon our brow, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should not grow old.” – James A. Garfield
    

Message

“My life is my message.” – Gandhi

Experience


    The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced – Art Van Der Leeuw
    

Life

    Life is a gift. Never forget to enjoy and bask in every moment you are in.

World

 Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. – Mark Twain
  

Procrastination

Don’t put off living to next week, next month, next year or next decade. The only time you’re ever living is in this moment.

Live

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who are alive.” – Howard Thurman

Courage

“All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

Foundations

“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

Energy

Everything around us is made up of energy. To attract positive things in your life, start by giving off positive energy.

Within Us

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
    

Moments

  “There are no ordinary moments. There is always something going on.” – Peaceful Warrior
   

Things that Matter

 “Every moment you get is a gift. Spend it on things that matter. Don’t spend it by dwelling on unhappy things.”
   

Failure

Never use failure as an excuse for not trying again. We may not be able to undo the damage or reverse the consequences but we can always make a fresh new start.

Suffering

“When you don’t get what you want, you suffer. If you get it, you suffer too since you can’t hold on to it forever.” 

Cause vs. Effects

Root Cause vs. Effects “For every effect there is a root cause. Find and address the root cause rather than try to fix the effect, as there is no end to the latter.”
    

Now

 “There’s no next time. It’s now or never.”

Exploration

 “We must not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time.” – T. S. Eliot
   

Experience

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   

Living your Life

 “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’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. 
And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. 
They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” - Steve Jobs
    

Doors

“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell
    

Years

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

Future Today

“The consequences of today are determined by the actions of the past. To change your future, alter your decisions today.” ~ Anonymous
   

Living your Life

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

Decisions






“We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." Albert Einstein

Tough times don't last ,Tough people do.

"To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did."

 What lies behind us and what lies before us are small compared to what lies within us. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Today's great business decisions ultimately become tomorrow's biggest business headaches."

 "Nothing moves forward until you make a decision; even if you simply decide to reverse your last decision."


Do What You're Afraid to Do

Loving Work

When you love what you do and do what you love, you never work a day in your life.

Be Unique

Don't be afraid nor be ashamed of being different as that will make you stand out. 

Safe

A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for

Happy

"The happiest people are not the ones who have everything. But those who make the best of everything they have".

Define

 When you judge others, you do not define them, you define yourself.

Coincidence

Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous. - Unknown Author

Negative

"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results." - Willie Nelson

Do

If you do what you should not, you must bear what you would not

Humanity

"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."- Mahatma Ghandi.

Skydiving

"If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving is not for you...."

Direction

"In order to fly at the speed of thought to any destination you choose, you have to start by believing that you have already arrived" - Richard Bach 

Live and Give



You make a living on what you get, but you make life on what you give. 

Prayer

Prayer is still the worlds best wireless connection.

Loving Your Work

“The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.” – Richard Bach

Think Big

If you're gonna think, you might as well think big! 

Live

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 wont be worth a dime." ~Babe Ruth

Prayer is still the worlds best wireless connection.

Never be afraid to try something new. Remember the ark was built by amateurs. The Titanic was built by professionals

"One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered."

Only let an elevator take you down.

"Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, there is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks." - Johann Gottfried Von Herder

"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door"


Think BIG

If you're gonna think, you might as well think big!

Is Money Everything?

"Money isn't everything. It's just most everything." --Nica Clark

Scared

I'm afraid of everything. But maybe when you're afraid of everything, it sort of seems like you're scared of nothing. - Natalie Portman

Looks

Cute is when your personality shines through your looks. Like, when you see someone's personality in the way they walk and you just feel like hugging them every time you see them. - Natalie Portman

Different

I was definitely different from the other kids... I was more ambitious. I knew what I liked and what I wanted, and I worked really hard. I was a very serious kid. - Natalie Portman

Awards

Awards are so unnecessary, because I think we get so much out of our work just by doing it. The work is a reward in itself. - Natalie Portman

Money Quotes

"Money is the sign of liberty. To curse money is to curse liberty--to curse life, which is nothing, if it be not free." --de Gourmont

"In societies of low civilization, there is no money." --Herbert Spencer

"Money for me has only one sound: liberty." --Gabrielle Chanel

"Lack of money is the root of all evil." --George Bernard Shaw

"A little, justly gained, is better than thousands secured by stealth, or at the expense of another's rights and interests." --from Money for the Millions

"It is an elementary and vital courtesy when you are using people's own money against them that you do it with some grace." --Richard Neely WV Supreme Court

"More people are bribed by their own money than anybody else's." --Jonathan Daniels

"Experience, however, shows that neither a state nor a bank ever have [sic] had the unrestricted power of issuing paper money without abusing that power; in all states, therefore, the issue of paper money ought to be under some check and control; and none seems so proper for that purpose as that of subjecting the issuers of paper money to the obligation of paying their notes either in gold coin or bullion." --David Ricardo

"We have rights, as individuals, to give as much of our own money as we please to charity; but as members of Congress we have no right so to appropriate a dollar of public money." --David Crockett, Member of Congress, 1827-31, 1832-35

"The way to get things done is to stimulate competition. I do not mean in a sordid, money-getting way, but in the desire to excel." --Charles Schwab

"Money is power, & you ought to be reasonably ambitious to have it." --Russell H. Conwell, Temple Univ, 1877

"For the folk-community does not exist on the fictitious value of money but on the results of productive labour, which is what gives money its value." --Adolf Hitler to Reichstag, 30 Jan 1937, as translated by Norman H. Baynes

"God gave me my money. I believe the power to make money is a gift from God . . . to be developed & used to the best of our ability for the good of mankind. Having been endowed with the gift I possess, I believe it is my duty to make money & still more money & to use the money I make for the good of my fellow man according to the dictates of my conscience." --John D. Rockefeller, 1905

"He who tampers with the currency robs labor of its bread." --Daniel Webster, 15 Mar 1837

"At least 25% of the money Americans spend on health care is wasted." --Joseph A. Califano, "Billions Blown on Health", New York Times, 12 Apr 1989

"Money is like muck, not good except it be spread." --Francis Bacon, The Essays or Counsels

"All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income." --Samuel Butler

"It has beeen said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The want of money is so quite as truly." --Samuel Butler

"I was part of that strange race of people aptly described as spending their lives doing things they detest to make money they don't want to buy things they don't need to impress people they dislike." --Emile Henry Gauvreay

"I believe that sex is one of the most beautiful, natural, wholesome things that money can buy." --Steve Martin

"Money can't buy friends. But you can afford a better class of enemy." --Lord Mancroft

"When a fellow says it ain't the money but the principle of the thing, it's the money." --Kin Hubbard

"All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy."

"While money can't buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery."

"While money doesn't buy love, it puts you in a great bargaining position."

"Money's only important when you don't have any." --Sting

"Stop wasting my time
You know what I want
You know what I need
Or maybe you don't
Do I have to come right flat out
And tell you everything?
Gimme Some Money
Gimme Some Money" --Spinal Tap

Life Quotes



Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that the stuff life is made of.
Benjamin Franklin

The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
Bertrand Russell

There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
Carl Jung

When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.
Chinese Proverb

Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good; that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding; and that there is always tomorrow.
Dorothy Thompson

Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.
Dorothy Thompson

And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.
Friedrich Nietzsche

What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful.
Dalai Lama

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Helen Keller

However mean your life is, meet it and live it: do not shun it and call it hard names. Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Things do not change, we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.
Henry David Thoreau

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Immanuel Kant

You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now.
Joan Baez

The universe is transformation; our life is what our thoughts make it.
Marcus Aurelius

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

Life is to be lived, not controlled, and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.
Ralph Ellison

Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is a succession of lessons, which must be lived to be understood.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The principle of life is that life responds by corresponding; your life becomes the thing you have decided it shall be.
Raymond Charles Barker

Life can be found only in the present moment. The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life.
Thich Nhat Hanh

It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read.
Thomas Jefferson

These, then, are my last words to you: Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create that fact.
William James

The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.
Zeno

Fear less, hope more. Eat less, chew more. Whine less, breathe more. Talk less, say more. Hate less, love more . . . And all good things are yours.
Swedish Proverb

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi

Ethics cannot be based upon our obligations toward [people], but they are complete and natural only when we feel this Reverence for Life and the desire to have compassion for and to help all creatures insofar as it is in our power. I think that this ethic will become more and more recognized because of its great naturalness and because it is the foundation of a true humanism toward which we must strive if our culture is to become truly ethical.
Albert Schweitzer

Reverence for Life affords me my fundamental principle of morality, namely, that good consists in maintaining, assisting, and enhancing life and that to destroy, harm, or to hinder life is evil. Affirmation of the world -- that is affirmation of the will to live, which appears in phenomenal forms all around me -- is only possible for me in that I give myself out for other life.
Albert Schweitzer

It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue.
Edith Wharton

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.
George Bernard Shaw

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
Anais Nin

The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself.
Anais Nin

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

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Victor Hugo

The universe is transformation; our life is what our thoughts make it.
Marcus Aurelius

Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments. Therefore, each moment is vital. It affects the whole. Life is a succession of such moments and to live each, is to succeed.
Corita Kent

I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
Eleanor Roosevelt

People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things 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

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
Henry James

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.
Buddha

Do not dwell in the past; do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Buddha

Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine
Buddha



Reality

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. - Albert Einstein

Failure


“The only real failure in life is the failure to try.” 

Miracle

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. - Albert Einstein

Life

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. - Albert Einstein

Soul


“Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.” -   Douglas MacArthur 

Religion

True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness. - Albert Einstein

Today and Tomorrow

“What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

Language

Love understands all language. - Romanian Proverb

Equality

Perfect love cannot be without equality.   - Scottish Proverb

Impossible


“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” -  Charles R. Swindoll 

Made for Loving

We are made for loving. If we don’t love, we will be like plants without water.
       - Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize winner

Dreams

“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” -  Gail Devers

Measure

He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.   - Japanese Proverb

Love

Are we to love only those who deserve our love? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.- Matthew 5:43-45

Victories and Failures

Don’t let your victories go to your head, or your failures go to your heart.

Life Without Love


No fate is worse than a life without a love. - Mexican Proverb

Equal

In love beggar and king are equal.- Indian Proverb

Without Thorns

Love sees roses without thorns. - German Proverb

Fun and Success


"People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing." - Andrew Carnegie

Both Sides

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides. - David Viscott

Doesn't Rust

Old love does not rust. - Estonian Proverb

Never Pretend

Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command. - Alan Watts

Worry

Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything.

Helping Others



"You will get what you want in life when you help enough other people get what they want." - Zig Ziglar

Single Step


"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Confucius

Journey

"Success is a journey, not a destination." - Ben Sweetland

Mind


"Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve." - Napoleon Hill

Do


"It is not enough to do your best; you must know what to do, and THEN do your best." - W. Edwards Deming

Patience

To lose patience is to lose the battle.- Mahatma Gandhi

Life Quotes

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. - Benjamin Franklin

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein

It is the trouble that never comes that causes the loss of sleep. - Charles Austin Bates

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow. 
Swedish Proverb

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it
Thomas Jefferson

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.
Winston Churchill

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't have any seeds
Norman Vincent Peale

One who fears failure limits his activities. Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again.
Henry Ford

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
Albert Einstein

Ask yourself this question: "Will this matter a year from now?"
Richard Carlson
Writing in Don't Sweat the Small Stuff.

It's not the situation…… it's your reaction to the situation.
Bob Conklin

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
Thomas Paine

Whatever your mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Napoleon Hill

If at first an idea isn't absurd there is no hope for it.
Albert Einstein

Life is just a blank slate, what matters most is what you write on it.
Christine Frankland

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give!
Winston Churchill

Knowledge itself is power.
Francis Bacon

What you think of yourself is much more important than what others think of you.
Seneca

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
Henry David Thoreau

To avoid criticism , do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Elbert Green Hubbard

I can live for two months on a good compliment.
Mark Twain

Follow your bliss.
Joseph Campbell

Try out your ideas by visualizing them in action
David Seabury

Believe that you have it, and you have it.
Latin Proverb

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

To win takes a complete commitment of mind and body. When you can't make that commitment, they don't call you a champion anymore
Rocky Marciano

When everything seems like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top
Author Unknown

"Football is not in a crisis. Football is in some difficulties and they will be solved inside our family." -- Sepp Blatter, FIFA president, on allegations that Qatar bought rights to host World Cup 2022.

"The education system hasn't caught up with our children and our way of life." -- Why actress Angelina Jolie home-schools her children.

"If you love your bluebells, kill your dog." -- Germaine Greer, author and academic, says dog ness is killing woodland flowers.

"I love the smell of emissions." -- US Tea Party icon, Sarah Palin, lobbies for biker vote.

Tough times never last, but tough people do.
Dr. Robert Schuller

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination.
Tommy Lasorda

You see things; and you say, "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say, "Why not?"
George Bernard Shaw

There is only one real sin, and that is to persuade oneself that the second-best is anything but the second-best.
Doris Lessing

They can because they think they can.
Virgil

I am the greatest!
Muhammad Ali

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, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God 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

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Thomas Jefferson

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

We are what we think.
Buddha

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
Confucius

Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Napoleon Bonaparte

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.
Mark Twain

It's never too late to be what you might have been.
George Eliot

We tend to get what we expect.
Norman Vincent Peale

This world is but canvas to our imaginations.
Henry David Thoreau

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Samuel Jackson

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
Vince Lombardi

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right.
Henry Ford

Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The power of imagination makes us infinite.
John Muir

We become what we think about all day long.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Helen Keller

The man of wisdom is never of two minds; the man of benevolence never worries; the man of courage is never afraid.
Confucius

Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.
Democritus

There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.
David Burns
Intimate Connections.

Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.
William Shakespeare

Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero! (Seize the day, put no trust in tomorrow)
Horace/Quintus Hortius Flaccus

No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.
William Blake

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 controversy.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.
Elbert Hubbard

Do not wait for your ship to come in - swim out to it
Author Unknown

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

This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night of the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.
William Shakespeare

Teacher

Things that hurt, instruct.- Benjamin Franklin

David and Goliath

Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath. - Wilt Chamberlain

Good, Better, Best

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.- Tim Duncan

Obstacle


The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.- Moliere

Happy


"Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy." -Robert Anthony

"Whoever is happy will make others happy too. He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery." Anne Frank

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." - Franklin Roosevelt

"The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does." -J.M. Barrie

"The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want the most, for what you want now." -Zig Ziglar

Life and Book

“Life is like a book we can either study it or let it gather dust on the shelves of the world.”     — Rene Godefroy

Coach

"A coach can play any number of roles –mentor, consultant, motivator, but one thing she is not is a therapist. Coaching deals with the “how”: how you can move on from where you are and make change. It’s action-oriented, and concerned with the present and future, not the past." - Shape Magazine

Opportunity

Opportunity... often it comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.- Napoleon Hill

Difference

It's easy to make a buck. It's tougher to make a difference. - Tom Brokaw

Don't Quit

Don't Quit

When things go wrong as they sometimes will;
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill;
When the funds are low, and the debts are high;
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh;
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Success is failure turned inside out;
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt;
And you can never tell how close you are;
It may be near when it seems afar.
So, stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
It's when things go wrong that you mustn't quit.

Love

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. - Carl Jung

Champions

Champions in any field have made a habit of doing what others find boring or uncomfortable.- Author Unknown

Variety of Love

Love comes in all shape and sizes
People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest person with the biggest ideas can be
shot down by the smallest person with the smallest mind.
Think big anyway.
What you spend years building may
be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.
People really need help but may attack if you help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have
and you might get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you've got anyway.
       - Anonymous

Think

The body moves naturally, automatically, without any personal intervention or awareness. If we think too much, our actions become slow and hesitant.
Taisen Deshimaru

Never Quit

Life may knock you over, but it can not keep you down: Rest up, then rise up! - Tristan Bishop 

Time

I Xeroxed my watch. Now I have time to spare.

Perseverance

Great works are performed, not by strength, but perseverance.- Samuel Johnson

Communication with God

God doesn't have a blackberry or an iPhone, but He is my favorite contact. 
He doesn't have Facebook, but He is my best friend. 
He doesn't have Twitter, but I follow Him.
He doesn't have internet, but I am connected to Him.

Failure

The only thing in life achieved without effort is failure. - Author Unknown

Success


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

Time

Defer not till tomorrow to be wise,
Tomorrow’s sun to thee may never rise. - William Congreve

Getting Better

Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.- Emile Coue

Potential

Push your limits and you will realize you have none. 


Close to Success

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Thomas Edison

Life

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. - Mae West

Stop

Stop leaving and you will arrive.
Stop searching and you will see.
Stop running away and you will be found

Worry


Worry is a think stream of fear which, if encouraged, becomes a wide channel into which all other thoughts flow. Assume an attitude of positive expectancy!
Author Unknown

Pain and Scars

Scars remind us where we’ve been. They don’t have to dictate where we are going.

Troubles

I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened. - Mark Twain

Listen to Yourself

Do not follow the ideas of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself. Your body and mind will become clear and you will realize the unity of all things.

Minds


Some patients I see are actually draining into their bodies the diseased thoughts of their minds.
Zacharty Bercovitz

Face to Face

Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them face to face. - Nelson DeMille

Attitude Quotes

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. - Lou Holtz

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

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have. - Dale Carnegie  

Life

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. - Mark Twain

Happiness

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.- Benjamin Franklin

Success Quotes

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. - Thomas Jefferson

The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen. - Frank Loyd Wright

Failures do what is tension relieving, while winners do what is goal achieving.
Dennis Waitley

Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose. -  Tom Krause

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow. -  Mary Anne Radmacher

Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up. - Jesse Jackson

Terrible Things

I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened. - Mark Twain

Loving Heart


A loving heart is the truest wisdom. - Charles Dickens

Wisdom

The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others.- Solomon Ibn Gabirol

Wise

The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook. - William James

Nature and Wisdom


Nature and wisdom never are at strife. - Plutarch

Nature and Wisdom

Nature and wisdom never are at strife. - Plutarch

Make Than Find

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. - Francis Bacon

Outward Success

The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success. - Henry Ward Beecher

Happpiness

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.- John Barrymore

Talent

The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do, well. - Henry W. Longfellow

Focus

You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. - Mark Twain

Imagination

Your imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions. - Albert Einstein

Weight Quote

I lost 12 pounds in the last 2 weeks... and I don't want them back if found.

Shape

“Who says I’m not in shape? Round’s a shape, isn’t it?”

Formula of Success

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure--which is: Try to please everybody. - Herbert Bayard Swope

Your Way

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

Facebook vs Twitter vs Google +

In Facebook, friends like my status when it's cheesy. 
In Google +, people +1 my update when it's geeky. 
In Twitter, people RT when it's spammy.

In Facebook, it's easier to Like than to Comment.
In real life, it's easier to like than to commit.

In Twitter, you are defined by those whom you follow - not by who follows you.
In Google +, you are who defined by whom you include in your Circles.
In Facebook, you are who your friends post on your Wall.

Failure

A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in on the experience. - Elbert Hubbard

Believe

The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
Frank Loyd Wright

Face vs. Heart

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.

Improving Yourself

When you concentrate on improving yourself – you'll have no time to criticize others

Feel

It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We must feel and be affected by it

Is Beauty Skin Deep?

I’m tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That’s deep enough. What do you want—an adorable pancreas ?

Eyes for Beauty

For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it.

Beauty

Beauty is one of the rare things that do not lead to doubt of God.
Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.

Dreams

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

The Beauty of the World

The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.

Investors

We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Finding Hope

If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes. - St. Clement of Alexandra

Storms

Storms make oaks take roots. - Proverb

Triumph

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph... You can't be a winner and be afraid to lose. - Charles Lynch

Risks

Take calculated risks.
That is quite different from being rash. - George S. Patton

Dream First

Nothing happens unless first a dream. - Carl Sandburg

Leadership Quotes

Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice — keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world. - Noah Porter

There is always room for a man of force and he makes room for many. Society is a troop of thinkers and the best heads among them take the best places. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

He who has never learned to obey
cannot be a good commander. - Aristotle

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Any one can hold the helm when the sea is calm. - Publilius Syrus

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. - George Patton


Where there is no vision, the people perish.- Proverbs 29:18

Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points. - Horace

In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer. - Henry W. Longfellow

I light my candle from their torches.- Robert Burton

Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise. - Woodrow Wilson

The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed. - Publius Syrus

A bold onset is half the battle. - Giuseppe Garibaldi

The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved. - Cornelius Nepos

To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose's egg. - James Thomas

Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small. - Edmund Spenser

He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
Solon

When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out. - Napoleon Bonaparte

No man can stand on top because he is put there. - H. H. Vreeland

A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
Ovid

It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy. - Seneca

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent. - Abraham Lincoln

What you cannot enforce
Do not command. - Sophocles

No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place. - Philip Armour

To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult. - Friedrich Nietzsche


It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself. (Absurdum est ut alios regat, qui seipsum regere nescit.) - Latin Proverb

Let him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself. - Thomas Carlyle

A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible. - Polybius

Dealer = Leader

A leader is a dealer in hope. - Napoleon Bonaparte

Live to Lead

Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves. - Lao Tzu

Live to Lead

Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves. - Lao Tzu

Point the Way

The real leader has no need to lead--
he is content to point the way. - Henry Miller