Quotes

Here are some pretty cool quotes for everyday life:

  • “The pattern of the prodigal is: rebellion, ruin, repentance, reconciliation, restoration.”
  • “a good man will be beaten, and accept losing – but a great man will be beaten, then go back and win.”
  • “Stubbornness is really a sign of egotism and immaturity. The need to be right, whether about one’s life ambitions or any topic under debate, is a self-destructive psychological defense mechanism.”
  • “People lie because they are ashamed of what they’ve done, people lie because they are scared to face the truth, people lie because they cant face the world…”
  • “You know it makes one feel rather good deciding not to be a bitch.” — Ernest Hemingway
  • “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” — Ernest Hemingway
  • “Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to be hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt, use it-don’t cheat with it.” — Ernest Hemingway
  • “Everybody, my friend, everybody lives for something better to come. That’s why we want to be considerate of every man – Who knows what’s in him, why he was born and what he can do?”
  • “The time is always right to do the right thing.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “That’s the best revenge of all: happiness. Nothing drives people crazier than seeing someone have a good fucking life.” – Chuck Palahniuk
  • “To me, the thing that is worse than death is betrayal. You see, I could conceive death, but I could not conceive betrayal.” — Malcolm X
  • “We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.”~John Newton
  • “The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”
  • “People must try to be sensitive of others feelings, because not everyone is strong enough to endure pain. after all, there’s no Anesthesia for a broken heart.”
  • ” You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. “
  • “Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
  • “It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.” – Marcus Aurelius
  • “If you are going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill
  • “Give a man enough rope and he’ll hang himself.”
  • “You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity”. – Epicurus
  • “The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers.”- Deepak Chopra
  • “Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So love the people who treat you right, forget about the ones who 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’d be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.”- Unknown
  • “Rather than denying problems, focus inventively, intentionally on what solutions might look or feel like…Our mind is meant to generate ideas that help us escape circumstantial traps if we trust it to do so. Naturally, not all hunches are useful. But then you only need a single good idea to solve a problem.” – Marsha Sinetar
  • “We all face challenges in our lives. But how we handle these challenges, how we look at life is truly what matters. We can all look at life one of two ways: 1. we can focus on the good and move forward, or 2. we can focus on the negative and wallow in self pity.” – Catherine Pulsifer
  • “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
  • “A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else”. – John Burroughs
  • “It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character.” – Dale E. Turner
  • “As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed”. – Vincent Van Gogh
  • “Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” — Herman Hesse
  • “To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly”. – Henri L. Bergson
  • “Fall seven times, stand up eight”. – Japanese Proverb
  • “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret to getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks and then starting on the first one.” ~ Mark Twain
  • “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  • “Every man dies – Not every man really lives.” – William Ross Wallace”It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell”. – Buddha
  • “Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind” – Aristotle
  • “A lie may take care of the present, but it has no future”. – Author Unknown
  • “Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor”. – Dr. Alexis Carrel
  • “By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning” – Lao Tzu
  • “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 that has opened for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell
  • “Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind”. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • “We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come”. – Joseph Campbell
  • “Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced”.- James Baldwin
  • “A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.” – Frank Zappa
  • “Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance”. – Virgil
  • “Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward”. – Henry Ford
  • “Better to light a candle than curse the darkness”.- Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one’s liberty.” – Henri Frederic Amiel
  • “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “They can’t hurt you unless you let them.” – Unknown
  • “Actions are the seed of fate deeds grow into destiny.” – Harry S Truman
  • “The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want”. – Ben Stein
  • “Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be”. – Grandma Moses
  • “Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” – Mark Victor Hansen
  • “Holding resentment is like eating poison and waiting for the other person to keel over.” – Unknown
  • “One should examine oneself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others”. – Moliere
  • “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius
  • “We are all in this together, by ourselves.” – Lily Tomlin
  • “There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative”. – W. Clement Stone
  • “Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action”.  – Benjamin Disraeli
  • “For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories”. – Plato
  • “Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.” – Buddha
  • “Don’t make excuses. Make things happen. Make changes. Then make history.” – Doug Hall
  • “Fear plays an interesting role in our lives. How dare we let it motivate us. How dare we let it into our decision making, into our livelihoods, into our relationships. It’s funny, isn’t it? We take a day a year to dress up in costume and celebrate fear”.  – Robert California (The Office)
  • “We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others, that in the end we become disguised to ourselves” – François de la Rochefoucauld
  • “Life has no limitations, except the ones you make”. – Les Brown
  • “Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass…It’s about learning how to dance in the rain”. – Vivian Greene
  • “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”. – Albert Einstein
  • “There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man’s lack of faith in his true self.” – William James
  • “There is one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before”. – Henry David Thoreau
  • ”Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale
  • “Good communication does not mean that you have to speak in perfectly formed sentences and paragraphs. It isn’t about slickness. Simple and clear go a long way.” – John Kotter
  • “Mediocrity is self-inflicted. Genius is self-bestowed.” – Walter Russell
  • “All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on”. – Henry Ellis
  • “He who knows others is learned; he who knows himself is wise”. – Lao tzu
  • “A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green”. – Francis Bacon
  • “Manipulation, fueled with good intent, can be a blessing. But when used wickedly, it is the beginning of a magician’s karmic calamity.” – T.F. Hodge
  • “People always think that the most painful thing is losing the one you love in your life. The truth is, the most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, forgetting that you are special too”. – Unknown
  • “There are things that we never want to let go of, people we never want to leave behind. But keep in mind that letting go isn’t the end of the world, it’s the beginning of a new life.” – Unknown
  • “Forget regret, or life is yours to miss.” – Jonathan Larson
  • “He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” – Epictetus
  • “I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.” – Gilda Radner
  • ” A good man will be beaten and accept losing…but a great man will be beaten then come back and win”. – Unknown
  • “Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution.” – Norman Vincent Peale
  • “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending”. – Carl Bard
  • “Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend”. – Bruce Lee
  • “The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” – Anna Quindlen
  • “Speech is the mirror of the soul; as a man speaks, so he is”. – Publilius Syrus
  • “Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses”. – Alphonse Karr
  • “I’ve learned that we cannot forget or throw away our past, But we must not allow our past to control us either. We must learn and grow from our past failures, Disappointments, pains and experiences. Reset our goals and priorities… and move forward. Start TODAY, by untying the knots that LIMIT you”. – Ty Howard
  • “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “He who spends time regretting the past loses the present and risks the future”. – Quevedo
  • “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.” – Corrie Ten Boom
  • “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever”. – Gandhi
  • “O youth or young man, who fancy that you are neglected by the gods, know that if you become worse, you shall go to worse souls, or if better to the better… In every succession of life and death, you will do and suffer what like may fitly suffer at the hands of like. This is the justice of heaven”. – Plato
  • “Activity and sadness are incompatible.” – Christian Bovee
  • “You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time”. – Charles Kettering
  • “Ignorance has always been the weapon of tyrants; enlightenment the salvation of the free”. – Bill Richardson
  • “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  • “Be modest, humble, simple. Control your anger” – Abraham Cahan
  • “He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.” – J. F. Clarke
  • “If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it”. – Mary Engelbreit
  • “Every day is an opportunity to make a new ending”. – Author Unknown
  • “Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be”. – Marsha Petrie Sue
  • “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall”.- Nelson Mandela
  • “Don’t give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there who will try to discourage you. Don’t listen to them.The only one who can make you give up is yourself”. – Sidney Sheldon
  • “You save yourself or you remain unsaved.” – Alice Sebold
  • “A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.” – Herm Albright
  • “You cannot let go of anything if you cannot notice that you are holding it. Admit your ‘weaknesses’ and watch them morph into your greatest strengths.” – Neale Donald Walsch
  • “The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be”. – Horace Bushnell
  • “Though you may travel the world to find the beautiful, you must have it within you or you will find it not”. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Audacity augments courage; hesitation, fear”. – Publilius Syrus
  • “Acceptance of one’s life has nothing to do with resignation; it does not mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary, it means accepting it as it comes, with all the handicaps of heredity, of suffering, of psychological complexes and injustices”. – Paul Tournier
  • “Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility”. – Saint Augustine
  • “In struggling against anguish one never produces serenity; the struggle against anguish only produces new forms of anguish”. – Simone Weil
  • “If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it? ” – Dogen
  • “The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” – Tom Bodett
  • “Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win.” – Bernadette Devlin
  • “The high road is always respected. Honesty and integrity are always rewarded.” – Scott Hamilton
  • “Sometimes friends make mistakes. Grievous ones that cry out for us to stay and prove we are true friends.” – Beth Bernobich
  • “Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees”. – Victor Hugo
  • “There is no success without hardship”. – Sophocles
  • “A man should surrender the personal selfishness which binds him to this world. Giving up the false self is the true renunciation.” – Ramana Maharshi
  • “As human beings we all want to be happy and free from misery.  We have learned that the key to happiness is inner peace. The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion, while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility are the sources of peace and happiness.” – Dalai Lama
  • “Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours. Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.” – Phillip Brooks
  • “Better to be a strong man with a weak point, than to be a weak man without a strong point. A diamond with a flaw is more valuable that a brick without a flaw.” – William J. H. Boetcker
  • “Change yourself and fortune will change with you.” – Portuguese Proverb
  • “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race” – Calvin Coolidge
  • “A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.” – Wade Boggs
  • “People see what they choose to see and people believe what they choose to believe, you cannot do anything about it….what is important is that you can be whatever you choose to be.” – Unknown
  • “If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” – Mary Engelbreit
  • “Nobody trips over mountains.  It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble.  Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain.”  – Author Unknown
  • “It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.” – Buddha
  • “Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.” – Helen Keller
  • “No dream comes true until you wake up and go to work.” – Unknown Author
  • “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky
  • “Believe in Yourself and there will come a day when others will have no choice but to believe with you.” – Cynthia Kersey
  • “Bondage is – subjection to external influences and internal negative thoughts and attitudes.” – W. Clement Stone
  • “We imagine that we want to escape our selfish and commonplace existence, but we cling desperately to our chains.” – Anne Sullivan
  • “The consequences of today are determined by the actions of the past. To change your future, alter your decisions today.” – Anonymous
  • “Worry never accomplishes anything. When you have a problem, it is best to concentrate on the solution to that problem, not the problem itself.” – Thomas D. Willhite
  • “Wherever a man may happen to turn, whatever a man may undertake, he will always end up by returning to that path which nature has marked out for him.” – Unknown Author
  • “The part always has a tendency to reunite with its whole in order to escape from its imperfection.” – Leonardo da Vinci
  • “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Brault
  • “Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they’re alive and human.” – Albert Ellis
  • “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” – John Quincy Adams
  • “Don’t go through life, grow through life.” – Eric Butterworth
  • “If you don’t think every day is a good day, just try missing one.”  – Cavett Robert
  • “One day at a time–this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering.” – Unknown Author
  • “Everything will be okay in the end. if it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” – Uknown Author
  • “The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are. If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgement of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now. Think of what you have rather than of what you lack. Of the things you have, select the best and then reflect how eagerly you would have sought them if you did not have them.” – Marcus Aurelius
  • “A man does what he must – in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures – and that is the basis of all human morality.” – Winston Churchill

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