Favorite Quotes

Quotes tap into the power of words to reset our intentions, clarify our thoughts and create a counter narrative to our inner critics who love to whisper in our ears: “Your not smart enough. You’re not good enough. You’re not strong enough….You’re not ‘enough.’ “

Quotes are about shifting our mindset back to the positive. They reset our negative thought pattern to get us unstuck. They also remind us of who we are and who we want to be.

They speak to a universal truth that resonate across time, cultures, and gender. They guide, motivate, validate, challenge and comfort us.

“The best day of your life is the one which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” — Bob Moawad

“Whole hearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, No mater what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough. It’s going to bed at night thinking, yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid but that doesn’t change the fact that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging.” – Brene Brown

“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood….who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly….”  – Theodore Roosevelt

When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills. – Chinese proverb

“Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe you can achieve.” – Mary Kay Ash

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

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” – Victor Frankl

“Communication is a skill that you can learn. It’s like riding a bicycle or typing. If you’re willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life.” – Brian Tracy

“We judge ourselves by our intentions. We judge others by their impact.” – John Wallen

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” – Aristotle

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make our world.”
 – Buddha

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”
 – Winston Churchill

“Don’t surrender all your joy for an idea you used to have about yourself that isn’t true anymore.” – Cheryl Strayed

“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. 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

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

“Just don’t give up trying what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” – Ella Jane Fizgerald

“Owning our story can be hard, but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky, but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love, belonging, and joy – the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” – Brene Brown

“The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.” – Leo Tolstoy

“The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The power to affect your future lies within your own hands.” – Nido Qubein

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” – Franklin Roosevelt

“Be about ten times more magnanimous than you believe yourself capable of being. Your life will be a hundred times better for it.” – Cheryl Strayed

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart.” Helen Keller

“Failure is the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford

“Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.” – William James

“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

“It isn’t too late. Time is not running out. Your life is here and now. And the moment has arrived at which you are finally ready to change.” – Cheryl Strayed

“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” – Steve Maraboli

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

“We must be silent before we can listen. We must listen before we can learn. We must learn before we can prepare. We must prepare before we can serve.  We must serve before we can lead.” – William Arthur Ward

“It is not the strongest of the spices that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”  – Charles Darwin

“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.” – George Patton

“The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been kindness, beauty, and truth.” – Albert Einstein

“It is choice – not chance – that determines your destiny.” – Jean Nidetch

“Repetition is the mother of learning, the father of action, which makes it the architect of accomplishment.” – Ziz Ziglar

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Forgiveness has nothing to do with absolving a criminal of his crime. It has everything to do with relieving oneself of the burden of being a victim–letting go of the pain and transforming oneself from victim to survivor.” – C.R. Strahan

“A person is but the product of their thoughts.  What they think, they become.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.” – George  Washington

“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” – Tommy Lasorda

“We all get stuck in place on occasion. We all move backward sometimes. Every day we must make the decision to move in the directon of our intentions. Forward is the direction of real life.” – Cheryl Strayed

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

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.” – William James

“Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world!” – Joel Barker

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” – Dr. Seuss

“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.” – William Arthur Ward

“Life is amazing. And then it’s awful. And then it’s amazing again. And in between the amazing and the awful it’s ordinary, mundane and routine. Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary. That’s just living a heartbreaking, soul-healing, amazing, awful, ordinary life. And it’s breathtakingly beautiful.” – LR Knost

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