I’ve been collecting inspirational quotes all my life.

Hope they place a smile in your heart.  Enjoy and share them with loved ones.



In oneself lies the whole world, and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand.  -J. Krishnamurti

We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.   -J.K. Rowling

Just try new things. Don’t be afraid.  Step out of your comfort zone and soar.
All right?  -Michelle Obama

Everything is in the mind.  That’s where it all starts.  Knowing what you want is the first step toward getting it.  –  Mae West

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

The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity. -Amelia Earhart

The obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals. -Henry Ford

Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change. – Brené Brown

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

Clarity comes from engagement, not thoughts.  -Marie Forleo

Inspiration without execution is delusion. -Robin Sharma

Honour your passions as much as your needs – whatever they are. Look to understand the rewards they promise and enjoy the ride they inspire. -Mike, Dooley

Discovering what you really want saves you endless confusion and wasted energy. -Stuart Wilde

He who has a ‘why’ to live for can bear with almost any ‘how’.  -Friedrich Nietzsche

You wouldn’t have the dream if you didn’t already have what it takes to make it happen. -Marie Forleo

Our creative dreams and yearnings come from a divine source. As we move towards our dreams, we move towards our divinity. -Julia Cameron

A dream is a wish your heart makes. -Cinderella (Film 1950)

If you are possessed by an idea, you find it expressed everywhere, you even smell it. -Thomas Mann

Nobody’s going to do your life for you. You have to do it yourself, whether you’re rich or poor, out of money or raking it in, the beneficiary of ridiculous fortune or terrible injustice. And you have to do it no matter what is true. No matter what is hard. No matter what unjust, sad, sucky things befall you. Self-pity is a dead-end road. You make the choice to drive down it. It’s up to you to decide to stay parked there or to turn around and drive out. -Cheryl Strayed


Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.  –George Bernard Shaw


Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.  -Aristotle  


“What is success?
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate the beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded!”  – Ralph Waldo Emerson


Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.  – Ralph Waldo Emerson


Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.  – Ralph Waldo Emerson


The Way:  There are times when you stumble and there are times when you’re lost.  But to get where you’re going, these are well worth their cost.  – Mike Dooley


The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. – Ralph Waldo Emerson 


No matter where you are on your journey, that’s exactly where you need to be. The next road is always ahead.  – Oprah


Happiness depends upon ourselves.  -Aristotle


The Spirit of Life:  In the depths of space there isn’t a trace of the power that brought it to be.  But it cannot hide if you look inside, it was the Spirit of Life set free.  – Mike Dooley


Success is a journey, not a destination.  The doing is often more important than the outcome.  -Arthur Ashe


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


Adopt the pace of nature:  Her secret is patience.  -Ralph Waldo Emerson


Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. So if you’re feeling uncomfortable right now, know that the change taking place in your life is a beginning, not an ending.  -Neale Donald Walsh


Trusting yourself means living out what you already know to be true.  –Cheryl Strayed


Each man should frame life so that, at some future hour, fact and his dreaming meet.  -Victor Hugo


I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.  -Maryanne Radmacher-Hershey


Fear itself, to a great extent, is born from a story we tell ourselves, and so I choose to tell myself a different story.  –Cheryl Strayed


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


It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.  -Paulo Coelho


Commitment unlocks the doors of imagination, allows vision, and makes it possible to turn our dreams into reality.  -James Womak


But compassion isn’t about solutions. It’s about giving all the love that you’ve got.  –Cheryl Strayed


Bravery is acknowledging your fear and doing it anyways.  –Cheryl Strayed


Life is an adventure in forgiveness.  -Norman Cousins


A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.  -George Moore


It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.  – Les choses les plus simples sont toujours les plus merveilleuses.  -Amelia Barr


As wishes may inspire dreams, so dreams may inspire wishes.  -Aristotle


We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving, and we all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.  -Louiza May Alcott


In dreams we are true poets.  -Ralph Waldo Emerson


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


Dreams or illusions, call them what you will, they lift us from commonplace of life to better things.  -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.  –  Le meilleur de la vie est de vivre en harmonie avec la nature.  -Zeno


Limitations live only in our minds.  But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.  -Jamie Paolinetti


Every great dream begins with a dreamer.  Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.  -Harriet Tubman


Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is.  –  L’ennui, c’est le sentiment que tout est une perte de temps; la sérénité, que rien ne l’est!  -Thomas Szasz


For my part, I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.  -Vincent van Gogh


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


Dreams grow holy put in action.  -Adelaide Anne Procter


Most things will be okay eventually, but not everything will be. Sometimes you’ll put up a good fight and lose. Sometimes you’ll hold on really hard and realize there is no choice but to let go. Acceptance is a small, quiet room.  –Cheryl Strayed


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


I’ll never know, and neither will you, of the life you don’t choose. We’ll only know that whatever that sister life was, it was important and beautiful and not ours. It was the ghost ship that didn’t carry us. There’s nothing to do but salute it from the shore.  –Cheryl Strayed


Kind hearts are the gardens.  Kind thoughts are the roots.  Kind words are the flowers.  -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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


Nobody will protect you from your suffering. You can’t cry it away or eat it away or starve it away or walk it away or punch it away or even therapy it away. It’s just there, and you have to survive it. You have to endure it. You have to live through it and love it and move on and be better for it and run as far as you can in the direction of your best and happiest dreams across the bridge that was built by your own desire to heal.  –Cheryl Strayed


Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.  –  La lecture est à l’âme ce que l’exercice est au corps.  – Joseph Addison


The great source of pleasure is variety.  –  La plus grande source de plaisir réside dans la variété.  – Samuel Johnson


You cannot convince people to love you. This is an absolute rule. No one will ever give you love because you want him or her to give it. Real love moves freely in both directions. Don’t waste your time on anything else.  –Cheryl Strayed


You will learn a lot about yourself if you stretch in the direction of goodness, of bigness, of kindness, of forgiveness, of emotional bravery. Be a warrior for love.  –Cheryl Strayed


Forgiveness doesn’t sit there like a pretty boy in a bar. Forgiveness is the old fat guy you have to haul up a hill.  –Cheryl Strayed


Sometimes life is messy – but hose who thrive choose to embrace the mess and make it a finger painting.  -unknown


Look at evrything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time.  Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.  -Betty Smith


Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.  –  Rendez les choses aussi simple que possible, mais pas plus simples.  -Albert Einstein


We are all entitled to our opinions and religious beliefs, but we are not entitled to make shit up and then use the shit we made up to oppress other people.  –Cheryl Strayed


You don’t have a right to the cards you believe you should have been dealt with. You have an obligation to play the hell out of the ones you’re holding and my dear one, you and I have been granted a mighty generous one.  –Cheryl Strayed


Tolerance and celebration of individual differences is the fire that fuels lasting love.  -Tom Hannah


Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are ever alone or weary of live.  –  Quiconque s’attarde sur la beauté et les mystères de la terre n’est jamais seul ni las de la vie.  -Rachel Carson


Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.  -Ralph Waldo Emerson


We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ouselves; otherwise we harden.  -Johann von Goethe


Life’s a voyage that’s homeward bound.  -Herman Melville


When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.  -Rumi


But the reality is we often become our kindest, most ethical selves only by seeing what it feels like to be a selfish jackass first.  –Cheryl Strayed


Teaching is an instinctual art, mindful of potential, craving of realizations, a pausing, seamless process.  -A. Bartlett Giamatti


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


You don’t have to get a job that makes others feel comfortable about what they perceive as your success. You don’t have to explain what your plan to do with your life. You don’t have to justify your education by demonstrating its financial rewards. You don’t have to maintain an impeccable credit score. Anyone who expects you to do any of those things has no sense of history of economics or science or the arts.  –Cheryl Strayed


The best way to predict your future is to create it.  -unknown


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


So release yourself from that. Don’t be strategic or coy. Strategic and coy are for jackasses. Be brave. Be authentic. Practice saying the word ‘love’ to the people you love so when it matters the most to say it, you will.  –Cheryl Strayed


Your assumptions about the lives of others are in direct relation to your naïve pomposity.  –Cheryl Strayed


You have to say I am forgiven again and again until it becomes the story you believe about yourself.  –Cheryl Strayed


Sow a thought, and you reap an act; sow an act, and you reap a habit; sow a habit, and you reap a character; sow a character, and you reap a destiny.  -Chalres Reade


Love is the master key which opens the gates of happiness.  -Oliver Wendell Holmes


Those that dare to venture experience the greatest rewards.  -anonymous


I can’t say when you’ll get love or how you’ll find it or even promise you that you will. I can only say you are worthy of it and that it’s never too much to ask for it and that it’s not crazy to fear you’ll never have it again, even though your fears are probably wrong. Love is our essential nutrient. Without it, life has little meaning. It’s the best thing we have to give and the most valuable thing we receive. It’s worthy of all the hullabaloo.  –Cheryl Strayed


What’s important is that you make the leap. Jump high and hard with intention and heart. Pay no mind to the vision that the commission made up. It’s up to you to make your life. Take what you have and stack it up like a tower of teetering blocks. Build your dream around that.  –Cheryl Strayed


The place of true healing is a fierce place. It’s a giant place. it’s a place of monstrous beauty and endless dark and glimmering light.  –Cheryl Strayed


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


Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.  -Robert Louis Stevenson


It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing.  It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.  -Mother Teresa


The healing power of even the most microscopic exchange with someone who knows in a flash precisely what you’re talking about because she experienced that thing too cannot be overestimated.  –Cheryl Strayed


At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. –Lao Tzu


There is an inner wakefulness that directs the dream, and that will eventually startle us back to the truth of who we are.  -Rumi


There is a calmness to life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.  -Ralph H. Blum


On life’s journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night.  If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.  -The Buddha


The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.  -Confucius


You evolve not by seeking to go elsewhere but by paying attention to and embracing what’s in front of you.  -unknown


The more faithfully you listen to the voice within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside.  -Dag Hammarskjöld


The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind.  -Ella Wheeler Wilcox


If you can imagine it, you can create it.  If you can dream it, you can become it.  -William Arthur Ward


Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.  –Rumi


To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders. –Lao Tzu


The superior man is modest in his speech but exceeds in his actions. –Confucius


Don’t be pushed by your problems.  Be led by your dreams.  -Ralph Waldo Emerson


The soul gives us resilience – an essential quality since we constantly have to rebound from hardship.  -Wynton Marsalis


When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. –Lao Tzu


It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. -Confucius


In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.  –  En caractère, en manières, en style, en toutes choses, la suprême excellence est la simplicité.  -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


From naïve simplicity we arrive at more profound simplicity.  –  De la simplicité naïve, nous arrivons à une simplicité plus profonde.  -Albert Schweitzer


The only way to finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them in to the impossible.  -Arthur C. Clarke


Let the beauty of nature be your inspiration.  -unknown


When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. –Rumi


If you understand, things are just as they are. If you do not understand, things are just as they are.  –Zen proverb


Happiness is the absence of striving for happiness. –Zhuangzi


Let all-embracing thoughts for all beings be yours. –Buddha


Choose only one master – nature. –Rembrandt


In the beauty of nature lies the spirit of hope.  -unknown


The aim of lie is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, serenely, divinely aware.  – Henry Miller


The superior man is modest in his speech but exceeds in his actions.  -Confucius


Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.  –Buddha


The obstacle is the path. –Zen proverb


Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional. –Roger Crawford


Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of travelling. -Margaret Lee Runbeck


A person’s true wealth is the good he or she does in the world. – Mohammed


Reach high, for starts lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.  –Ralph Vaull Starr


Believe you can, and you’re halfway there. –Theodore Roosevelt


Kindness is a tool that everyone possesses, but some choose to leave it in their toolbox. Take it out and use it today.  –Teresa Vitelli


Each sunrise gives hope to your dreams and light to your plans. –William Ngwako Maphoto


The solution for a life of unrest is choosing stillness.  The quiet of the Tao is oblivious to any turmoil in the world of the 10,0000 things.  -Wayne W. Dyer 


Set out each day believing in your dreams. Know without a doubt that you were made for amazing, amazing things.  –Josh Hinds


Sometimes life is messy but those who thrive choose to embrace the mess and make it a finger painting. –Unknown


Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.  -Leio Buscaglia


Keep practicing and you’ll become great at life. All our progress is an unfolding, like a vegetable bud.  You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge as the plant has root, bud, and fruit.  Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.  –Ralph Waldo Emerson


Do not follow in the footsteps of the old masters, but seek what they sought. –Basho  and You’re the expert you’ve been searching for.   –M.J. Ryan 


Your purpose is to stay in harmony with nature like the sprout hidden beneath the surface of the ground, waiting unhurriedly to emerge and fulfill its destiny.  It cannot be rushed, nor can anything in nature.  Creation takes place on its own timetable.  –  Wayne W. Dyer


Fear’s the sign you’re at a growing edge. –M.J. Ryan  Risk!  Risk anything!  Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices.  Do the hardest thing for you.  Act for yourself.  –Katherine Mansfield


You wouldn’t worry so much what everybody thought of you if you knew how seldom they did. –Dr. Phil McGraw


Don’t worry about what the world wants from you, worry about what makes you come more alive. Because what the world really needs are people who are more alive.  –Lawrence LeShan


I’m me – and that’s a good thing! J. Ryan  and I didn’t belong as a kid, and that always bothered me.  If only I’d known that one day my differences would be an asset, then my early life would have been much easier.  –Bette Midler


One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words. It is expressed in the choices one makes.  And the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.  –Eleanor Roosevelt


Come from a place of peace and you’ll find that you can deal with anything. – Michael A. Singer


When you maintain a peaceful inner posture, even in the midst of chaos, you change your life.  Wayne W. Dyer


If you are resisting something, you are feeding it. If you are pushing something away, you are inviting it to stay.  – Michael A. Singer


Letting go of fear is not letting go of life. – Michael A. Singer


In order to be who you are, you must be willing to let go of who you think you are. – Michael A. Singer


When you see a beautiful sight, hear an enchanting sound or taste a mouthwatering delicacy, allow yourself to think of the miracle within these sensory pleasures.  -Wayne W. Dyer


The mind is a place where the soul goes to hide from the heart. – Michael A. Singer


The day you decide that you are most interested in being aware of your thoughts than you are in the thoughts themselves – that is the day that you will find your way out. – Michael A. Singer


If you truly love someone, your love sees past their humanness. The day you decide that you are most interested in being aware of your thoughts than you are in the thoughts themselves – that is the day that you will find your way out.  – Michael A. Singer


Imagine yourself as a tall, stately palm tree.  Affirm:  I have no rigidity within me.  I can bend to any wind and remain unbroken.  I will use the strength of the wind to make me even stronger and better preserved.  -Wayne W. Dyer 


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


When you have the courage to open your heart completely to love, a miracle happens. You start perceiving the reflection of your love in everything.  Then eating, walking, talking, singing, dancing, showering, working, playing – everything you do becomes a ritual of love.  –Miguel Ruiz


A woman must come of age herself. She must find her true center alone.  She must become whole.  –Anne Morrow Lindbergh


Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional. –Roger Crawford


Be here in your mind as well as in your body, in a state of appreciation and an absence of longing.  Be here, and remember to do it now, for thinking about being someplace else uses up your precious present moments.  -Wayne W. Dyer


Traditionally we are taught, and instinctively we long, to give where it is needed – and immediately. Eternally; woman spills herself away in driblets to the thirsty, seldom being allowed the time, the quiet, the peace, to let the pitcher fill up to the brim.  –Anne Morrow Lindbergh


If it is a woman’s nature to nurture then she must nourish herself. –Anne Morrow Lindbergh


We all need to see and feel our independent power, to search for our life’s meaning, and learn that it is all here. When we realize this, we no longer need to look outward for affirmation.  We can simply begin to sponsor ourselves.  – Joan Erikson


I learned that courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who feels afraid, but he who conquers that fear. -Nelson Mandela


Follow your dreams, not your doubts. –anonymous


See impections as perfect, even if your ego-mind cannot comprehend this.  Become aware of your conditioned responses that lead you to label people, places and circumstance as less than perfect.  See the flawlessness behind the supposed defects.  -Wayne W. Dyer


Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don,t have, you will never, ever have enough. – Oprah Winfrey


The future depends on what we do in the present. -Mahatma Gandhi


We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.  –Mary Dunbar


Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think. – Benjamin Disraeli


What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it; boldness has genius, power and magic in it.  -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Vital lives are about action.  You can’t feel warmth unless you crate it can’t feel delight until you play, can’t know serendipity unless you risk.  -Joan Erickson


Too often I’ve use up precious time preparing for experiences rather than just having them.  -Joan Anderson


I have learned to pay attention to my instincts and take notice when I feel anxious—to remove the pebble from my shoe before it blisters, get the chicken bone out of my throat—in short, to be mindful of feelings and emotions and work with them, not run from them.  -Joan Anderson


When we are stuck, choice is threatening because it implies change.  -Joan Anderson


I’ve come to see that personal changes of any sort, big or small, can put our bodies and spirits in a state of shock. Left unprocessed, this shock sets down roots that wrap themselves around our souls and inevitably leave us with the ache.  -Joan Anderson


The way to keep your senses alive is to use them.  -Joan Anderson


Nourishment I feel can only be maintained if I stay close to the elements—fire, air, water, earth. If I surround myself with them, I shall always feel the stirrings of my soul.  -Joan Anderson


It’s a weakness to just sit and wait for life to come to you.  -Joan Anderson


…our failure to give ourselves the proper time and space to honor the transitions that life doles out to us.  – Joan Anderson


I was living on foreign soil, and I instinctively knew that only if I processed the grief that always accompanies change could I regain my equilibrium. The more change we have in our lives, the more transitions and pain with which we have to contend. The little and big endings we endure all leave wounds that must be healed, and who can ever tell how long this will take?  -Joan Anderson

It is the creative potential itself in human beings that is the image of God.  -Mary Daly

Why sould we all use our creative power?  Because there is nothing that makes people so generous, joyful, lively, bold and compassionate, so indifferent to fighting and the accumulation of objects and money.  -Brenda Ueland

Words are a form of action, capable of influencing change. -Ingrid Bengis

You need to claim the events of your life to make yourself yours. -Anne-Wilson Schaff

Like an ability or a muscle, hearing your inner wisdom is strengthened by doing it. -Robbie Gass

The most potent muse of all is our own inner child. -Stephen Nachmanovitch

The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves. -C.G. Jung

During these periods of relaxation after concentrated intellectual acticity, the intuitive mind seems to take over and can produce the sudden clarifying insights which give so much joy and delight. -Fritjof Capra

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible. -Oscar Wilde

Nobody sees a flower — really — it is so small it takes time — we haven’t time — and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time. -Georgia O’Keefe

So you see, imagination needs moodling — long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
-Brenda Ueland

Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about… Say yes quickly, if you know, if you’ve known it from before the beginning of the universe. -Rumi

Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especailly on their children than the unlived life of the parent. -C.G. Jung

Make your own recovery the first priority in your life.  -Robin Norwood

We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or to other peoples’ models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open.  -Shakti Gawain

Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame. -Erica Jong

Stop thinking and talking about it and there is nothing you will not be able to know.  -Zen

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that are difficult. -Seneca

You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas. -Shirley Chisholm

The ancestor of every action is a thought. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The worst lies are the lies we tell ourselves. -Richard Bach

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the economy, or the president . You realize that you control your own destiny. -Albert Ellis

The core of man’s spirit comes from new experiences. -Christopher McCandless

Change is the law of life. -John E. Kennedy

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything. -George Bernard Shaw

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

Of the forces which are imperceptible forces, none is greater than that of change… all things are ever in the state of change… therefore the I of the past is no longer the I of today.-Chang Tzu

You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it. -Albert Einstein


Right. The pause—that’s what we forget. How can we cope with anything if we don’t take at least a moment to pause?  -Joan Anderson


I am as unfinished as the shoreline along the beach meant to transcend myself again and again.  -Joan Anderson

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live. -Goethe

How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something, but to be someone. -Coco Chanel

One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words. It is expressed in the choices one makes. And the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility. -Eleanor Roosevelt

Your probably don’t remember it but NO was one of the most fabulous discovery of your childhood. -Martha Beck

What you are is much greater than anyting or anyone else you have ever yearned for… Your face is unlike anyone else’s, your soul is unlike anyone else’s, you are sufficient unto yourself.
-Paramahansa Yogananda

I began to understand that the promises of the world are for the most part vain phantoms, and that to have faith in oneself and become something of worth and value is the safest and best course. -Michelangelo

Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exeercise. -Sigmund Freud

What would my life be like if I had as much faith in the parts of me that were fading away as I had in the parts of me that were growing? -David Whyte

Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge. -Audre Lorde

All our progress is an unfolding, like a vegetable bud. You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge as te plant has root, bud, and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don’t worry about what the world wants from you, worry about what makes you come more alive. Because what the world really needs are people who are more alive. -Lawrence LeShan