Motivational Quotes 7/10/20

the dream is ripped away in the beginning and restored in the end

why not realize your world? never mind the defeat, there is victory yet -Emerson

change does not come from washington; change comes to washington -Corey Booker

all storms conclude in sunshine

Not till we are lost do we begin to find ourselves -Thoreau

Wherever there is an excess of good luck there is also an excess of bad luck

God starts the day in the dark -Joel Osteen

fate makes no mistakes

lose small, rather than big; lose in the beginning, win in the end

in times like these, it’s helpful to remember that there have always been times like these-Paul Harvey, American radio broadcaster

Motivational Quotes 6/12/20

In the past, you suffered, persevered, and survived. Like then, today you will suffer, persevere and survive.

One’s objective should be to get it right, get it quick, get it out, and get it over…Your problem won’t improve with age. -Warren Buffett

Always do what you are afraid to do -Emerson

The bold are always lucky -Danish proverb

Do the right thing even when the wrong thing is happening -Joel Osteen

Faith makes things possible, but it does not make them easy -Alonzo Mourning

Patience is the best medicine

No struggle befalls a man but one he can comprehend

Equality is for the afterlife; compensation is for this life

You are what you think, so think positively; you are what you believe, so believe in yourself

Effort and belief in yourself will get you where you think you belong

Responsibilities and Expectations

(I posted this on 29 Jul 2014 on an old blog)

If you think about it, if you have no responsibilities and nothing is expected out of you in life, you are in big trouble. At first, you might think that you’re on easy street, but did you know that an “easy life” soon turns into a “hard life.” Yes, in another sense, an easy life, i.e. a life without responsibilities and expectations, is a hard life.  It is your responsibilities that keep you going. If you think, “I have to do this, because it matters and it needs to be done,” you will be much more driven than if you think, “oh, I can do this today, but no one cares if I do it or not.” It is the expectations that others put on you to perform that make you feel important. If nothing is expected out of you, which may happen when a bully expects you to do or be nothing, you lose your sense of self-worth and feel powerless. Self-worth and happiness are often equated with work. Indeed true, we work not only to put bread on the table, but we work to feed our spirits too.

Motivational Quotes 4/3/20

Setbacks check poor foundations; strong foundations check setbacks

Fight to get where you think you belong

One is gifted at what one values

When we feel well we can overcome our faults; when we feel ill, they get the better of us

A good word, even if small, goes a long way

Happiness is to live in the present; to live in the future is to never get there

You will achieve as much as you were meant to achieve, no more no less

A little difference makes a lot of difference

Happiness is the fuel of life

Patience is the best medicine

Motivational Quotes 3/6/20

An equal start is everything*

there is momentum to both success and failure*

a small difference makes a big difference*

Man, whom rational we call, is pleased with nothing if not blessed with all -Alexander Pope

Fate never kicks a down and out man into high places

A revolution might land me on top -Fitzgerald

Now there are philosophy professors, but no philosophers -Thoreau

On him whom scorns the world, the scorned world takes its revenge -Emerson

The best revenge is living well -popular

Earn your happiness!

*Malcolm Gladwell

Motivational Quotes 10/25/19

No one is judging you

The bad need fear evil not; while the good need goodness for their protection

We need God most when we’re ill

 Scheduling a treat eliminates the need for self control

Say “hello!”

Cope, manage, deal

I can’t feel happy when I am supposed to. When I am not supposed to, I feel happy!

You already are a success

Being alone teaches self-reliance

It’s not about success; it’s about the effort!

What is too good to be true is also too bad to be true!

Never mind what you missed out on in the past. Focus on the opportunities of today

Be yourself… as if one has a choice to be anyone else but who he is!

You want to be happy? Do not be a philosopher

Motivational Quotes 9/20/19

Don’t do stupid hard things. Do worthy hard things.

Don’t expect to be happy. You have to earn it by doing good things!

Live for today

Cope, Manage, Deal

The good thing about pain is it can never kill you. The bad thing about pain is it can never kill you.

You are never too sick. You are never too old. (anonymous)

You are appreciated where you belong

You have to feel good to create good art

Life uses us for its purposes…

Make a moment with a stranger, for a better day

Do something nice for somebody

Motivational Quotes 8/23/19

Work will keep your mind off your worries

Without pleasure work needs double the effort and yields half the profit; with pleasure, it yields double the profit from half the effort

When we are well, we forget misery; when unwell we forget wellbeing

Where there is an inspiration there is a way

What is now written on stone, was once written on paper

What joy do the old have but to take an interest in the life of the young?

The face is the canvas of the brain; it paints a vision of what the brain thinks

Creativity is everything. When the mind is at its best, it is the most creative

When Rome is burning, you can’t stay the course

Our wills and fates do so contrary run -Shakespeare

Half the job is looking the part, the other half is acting it

Motivational Quotes 7/26/19

Sometimes it’s good to hold on, sometimes it’s better to let go

When you mind your own business, life is easier

Success is temporary and failure is temporary –Phil Collen, Def Leopard

My position couldn’t be any worse! –Fitzgerald

Timing is of the essence!

Only destiny can protect you in life

Do better!

I don’t want to change my life. I want to like my life!

Our intelligence travels throughout our body, and especially to where others place their gaze

It doesn’t matter that you don’t do your craft at the highest level; it matters that you do it

We envy what we ourselves cannot do

Opportunity is where luck meets preparation -popular

Motivational Quotes 6/24/19

There is no way to go back, but there may be a way to go forward

Whether it is lived right or lived wrong, life is hard. But the life that is lived right is hard in a rewarding way, while the life that is lived wrong is hard in a regrettable way.

The first draft sometimes is the best draft

Even a Toad has four ounces of strength – Chinese proverb

“We lived our lives as if life was forever. To live one’s life without a sense of time is to squander it.” — Diana Trilling, The Beginning of the Journey

Failure is only true after a real and worthy effort; failure after the first try is a foolish lie.

For what human ill does not dawn seem to be an alleviation? –Thornton Wilder

If you count everything you been through, it proves you are stronger than you think

How can they say my life isn’t a success? Have I not for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escape being eaten? –Logan Pearsall Smith

I don’t want to change my life. I want to like my life!

The light that burns twice as bright lasts half as long. -popular