Favorite Quotes

“When the world says, ‘Give up,’
Hope whispers, ‘Try it one more time.'”

— Author Unknown

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“When you complain, you make yourself a victim. Leave the situation, change the situation, or accept it. All else is madness.'”

— Eckhart Tolle

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“In the space between stimulus (what happens) and how we respond, lies our freedom to choose. Ultimately, this power to choose is what defines us as human beings. We may have limited choices but we can always choose. We can choose our thoughts, emotions, moods, our words, our actions; we can choose our values and live by principles. It is the choice of acting or being acted upon.”

— Stephen Covey

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“Compassion, empathy, gentleness, love, and presence — it’s what people who are grieving need most of all. In fact, it’s what people who are simply living need most of all.”

— Maria Shriver

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“Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.”

— Mahatma Gandhi

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“Those three things — autonomy, complexity, and a connection between effort and reward — are, most people will agree, the three qualities that work has to have if it is to be satisfying.”

— Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers

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“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”

Robert Louis Stevenson

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“Our ability lies not in what we know but in what we are willing to learn.”

— Unknown

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“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

Melody Beattie

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“Don’t take life too seriously; it’s not permanent.”

Seen on a Bumper Sticker

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“Those people who tried to bury you didn’t know you were a seed.”

Unknown

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“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

— George Bernard Shaw

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“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”

— Joseph Campbell

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“This is so simple it sounds stupid, but it is amazing how few oil people really understand that you only find oil if you drill wells. You may think you’re finding it when you’re drawing maps and studying logs, but you have to drill.”

— John Masters

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“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

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“We cannot discover new oceans until we have the courage to lose site of the shore.”

— Muriel Chen

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“Doing the same thing and expecting a different result is insanity.”

— Albert Einstein

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“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”

— Jeremy Kitson

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“Do it now.”

— W. Clement Stone

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“Wise is the man who knows he has enough.”

— Fortune Cookie

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“If you are willing to look at another person’s behavior toward you as a reflection of the state of their relationship with themselves rather than a statement about your value as a person. then you will, over a period of time, cease to react at all.”

— Yogi Bhajan

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“Packaging is the key driver of business management.”

— Susan Hodgkinson, The Leader’s Edge: Using Personal Branding to Drive Performance and Profit

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“Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank piece of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.”

— Gene Fowler

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“When you argue with reality, you lose, but only 100% of the time.”

— Byron Katie

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“Live out of your imagination, not your history.”

— Stephen Covey

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“There’s always time for the things you put first.”

— Domino’s Sugar Commercial

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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?
You are a child of God.
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 of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is 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, A Return to Love

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“It is your attitude and not your aptitude that determines your altitude.”

— Zig Zigler

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“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.”

— Albert Einstein

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“Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.”

— Benjamin Disraeli

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“Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

— I Thessalonians 5:16-18

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“God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

— 2 Timothy 1:7

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“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

— Romans 8:28

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“And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”

— Matthew 21:22

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“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.
“I don’t much care where…” said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.

— Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

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“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

— Albert Einstein

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“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs.
Ask yourself
what makes you come alive
and then go do it
Because what the world needs
is people who have come alive.”

— Harold Thurman Whitman

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“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”

— Mark Twain

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“The true way to render ourselves happy is to love our work and find
in it our pleasure.”

— Francoise de Motteville

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“The thing always happens that you really believe in, and the belief in a thing makes it happen.”

— Frank Lloyd Wright

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“If you don’t know where you are going,
then how will you get there?
VISUALISE!
Make pictures in your mind.
See the destination.
Imagine your arrival.
Dream in perfect detail.
See yourself the way you want to be when you arrive.
See yourself arriving.
Make yourself a road map and study it every day
until you know the way and the destination by heart.”

— Bryce Courtenay

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“The greatest discovery of our generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. As you think, so shall you be.”

— William James

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“The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.”

— Denis Watley

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“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”

— Mark Twain

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“It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.”

— Claude M. Bristol

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“I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.”

— Albert Einstein

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“You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.”

— Charles F. Kettering

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“Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance.”

— Brian Tracy

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“Recent studies show business coaching and executive coaching to be the most effective means for achieving sustainable growth, change, and development in the individual, group, and organization.”

— HR Monthly

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“I absolutely believe that people, unless coached, never reach their maximum potential.”

— Bob Nardelli

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“Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.”

— Christopher Lasch

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“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”

— Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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“A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.”

— Francis Bacon

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“As iron sharpens iron, one man sharpens another.”

— Proverbs 27:17

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“Don’t sweat the small stuff, and it’s all small stuff.”

— Richard Carlson, Ph.D.

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“The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs… one step at a time.”

— Joe Girard

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“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

— Aesop