Motivational Quotes 9/3/21

It is easy to like those who are like you; the key is to also like those who are different from you

We make the world a better place by leaving behind children who are better than ourselves

Allow chance to take its course and it always arrives at fate

Oftentimes normal is best and what’s best is not normal

The imperfections make art. Exactness makes science

Everyone has a burden to bear

There are ten broken hearts for every light on Broadway -popular

Forget normal; be special!

Paths cross when two people have something to say

Work is happiness. Sloth is depression

Motivational Quotes 4/23/21

A head start is everything

How do you know when you’re ready for a great journey? The secret is, you’re never ready; just start -Aventurat e Julit

Don’t allow atrophy. Stay active.

We’ve always had our hands full; today is not the only hard time we’ve ever faced

There is a temporal factor to good and bad. What is bad does not last. What is good lasts.

Bad allures but good endures. -Tolstoy

Be gentle in reproach; hostility begets hostility, understanding begets understanding

It is better to be hurt by the truth than comforted by a lie -folk

You can’t run away; the trouble you face abroad is ten times worse than the trouble you face at home

Love your life however humble it may be

Motivational Quotes 3/12/21

We often look fondly on the sufferings of the past, but under no conditions are we ever willing to appreciate the sufferings of the present.

Even hand-outs aren’t free, but must be fought for and earned.

Life is boring…but there are many things which are intriguing, fascinating, fun, etc.

A swan outside its pond is an ugly duckling*

Out with the old, in with the new*

Use your wit to amuse, not abuse*

What you did yesterday, matters today

Setting is everything

You always pass misery on your way to happiness

The mistakes of the past must be straightened out in the present

When you find a good doctor, make sure to hold on to him

Always remember your l.k.r.’s: love, kindness, respect

*popular

Motivational Quotes 2/19/21

Sometimes we are to live with nothing to lose, while other times we are to live with nothing to gain

Don’t sweat the small stuff

That is what I want… but this is who I am

Want things… If you really want something it is not out of reach

You have no excuses not to change the world -Barack Obama

Choose challenge, not the easy way out

This is the time for bold measures. -Bono

Be content with what you have. And hope for a better tomorrow.

Destiny holds back what you want, and gives what you don’t, until you pay your dues.

This is our mission: to cast a ray of light and pass on -Maria Montessori

Motivational Quotes 8/7/20

It is always a writer’s duty to make the world better -Ben Johnson

desire not more than what is meant for you

You can never enjoy pleasure because it’s always accompanied by pressure

Excessive good luck is not a gift but a loan to be exacted for in the end with excessive interest

Sticks and stones may break my bones but words, the way we treat one another, really do matter

Common sense is the basis of genius*

everything is impossible until we see a success*

It is the lot of some to be poor, and this is my lot, for which I have no remorse about. -A

Philip Randolph

True wealth is to know not the value of riches

A happy ending is so but temporarily;  soon enough the struggle resumes and takes on new form

*Emerson

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

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 3/20/20

Everybody’s got something to suffer about; everybody’s got something to be happy about.

Build a new personality!

Return good for evil -the gospel

The worst enemy in life is not a person; it is a place you don’t belong. The best ally is home.

You act your way into a new way of thinking, not the other way around -Pastor Richard Wing

The task poorly begun is better than that left perfectly undone.

Children begin the world anew -Thoreau

I want to live and celebrate my life – Taio Cruz

Life is the journey. Heaven is the destination.

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