Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

Judy Garland


In matters of principle, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current.

Thomas Jefferson


Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.

Albert Einstein


We are supposed to enjoy the good stuff now, while we can, with the people we love. Life has a funny way of teaching us that lesson over and over again.

Sheena Easton


It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.

Mae Jemison


A budget is telling your money where to go instead of wondering where it went

Dave Ramsey


“What we do today, right now, will have an accumulated effect on our tomorrows. “

-Alexander Stoddard


“Successful investing professionals are disciplined and consistent and they think a great deal about what they do and how they do it.”

Benjamin Graham


It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings.

Ann Landers


I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear

Rosa Parks


Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter

Martin Luther King Jr.


A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

Albert Einstein


You can’t fall if you don’t climb. But there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground

Unknown


There are no traffic jams along the extra mile

Roger Staubach


“The older I get, the more I realise that the ultimate luxury is time.”

Michael Kors


Take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone

Unknown


It is never too late to be what you might have been

George Eliot


Do your own thing on your own terms and get what you came here for.

Oliver James


Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

Benjamin Franklin


Balance comes from accepting who you are and loving the process of becoming

Dulce Ruby


Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall

Confucius


“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly”

Proverb


“Be there for others, but never leave yourself behind.”

Dodinsky


“If you seek authenticity for authenticity’s sake you are no longer authentic.”

Jean Paul Sartre


“In a universe of ambiguity, this kind of certainty comes only once, no matter how many lifetimes you live”

Robert James Waller


Some people say you are going the wrong way, when it’s simply a way of your own.

Angelina Jolie


Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first .

Mark Twain


“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”

Bill Gates


You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it

Robin Williams


It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop

Confucius


Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving.

B. C. Forbes


Flatter yourself critically.

Willis Goth Regier


Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.

Chinese Proverb


Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.

Stephen Covey


Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people

Eleanor Roosevelt


Every strike brings me closer to the next home run

Babe Ruth


The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well

John D. Rockefeller


“The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well.”

John D. Rockefeller


Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.

Les Brown


I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear

Rosa Parks


I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel

Maya Angelou


Do what you can, where you are, with what you have

Teddy Roosevelt


Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life

Steve Jobs


A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.

Unknown


Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.

Charles Swindoll


Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.

Henry Ford


I never lose. I either win or learn

Nelson Mandela


Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.

Grandma Moses


When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it

Henry Ford


You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take

Wayne Gretzky


Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage

Anais Nin


I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do

Leonardo da Vinci


The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity

Amelia Earhart


Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.

Vince Lombardi


The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.

Mark Twain


Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you

Jesus


If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten

Tony Robbins


You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore

Christopher Columbus


The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.

Ayn Rand


It always seems impossible until it’s done

Nelson Mandela


Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement

W. Clement Stone


If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else

Booker T. Washington


It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

Abraham Lincoln


The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it

Chinese Proverb


Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful

Joshua J. Marine


Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being

Kevin Kruse


I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse

Florence Nightingale


Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart

Ancient Indian Proverb


If the wind will not serve, take to the oars

Latin Proverb


Every strike brings me closer to the next home run

Babe Ruth


If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money

Abigail Van Buren


You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have

Maya Angelou


Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

Arthur Ashe


We relish news of our heroes, forgetting that we are extraordinary to somebody too

Helen Hayes


Education costs money. But then so does ignorance.

Sir Claus Moser


Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value

Albert Einstein


Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning

Gloria Steinem


The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now

Chinese Proverb


“Through the Force, things you will see. Other places. The future…the past. Old friends long gone.”

Yoda


When you know better you do better

Maya Angelou


It’s never too late – in fiction or in life – to revise

Nancy Thayer


It’s not the load that breaks you down. It’s the way you carry it

CS Lewis


Change is inevitable. Progress is optional

Tony Robbins


Action expresses priorities

Mahatma Gandhi


Ageing is not “lost youth” but a new stage of opportunity and strength

Betty Friedan


We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give

Winston Churchill


To be an investor you must be a believer in a better tomorrow

Benjamin Graham


You will find only what you bring in

Yoda


Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring

Lilly Pulitzer


Inspiration usually comes during work, not before it

Madeleine L’Engle


An idea is salvation by imagination

Frank Lloyd Wright


If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough

Mario Andretti


“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”

Rainer Maria Rilke


When you come to a roadblock, take a detour

Mary Kay Ash


Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact

Henry James


“Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.”

Jim Rohn


Great talents find happiness in execution

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


A bargain is something you don’t need at a price you can’t resist

Franklin Jones


Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly

Dalai Lama


“Something which we think is impossible now is not impossible in another decade”

Constance Baker Motley


Happens to every guy sometimes this does

Yoda


I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes

Sara Teasdale


You only find out who is swimming naked when the tide goes out

Warren Buffett


Always pass on what you have learned

Yoda


“The meaning must come from the seeing, not the talking”

Barnett Newman


Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings

C. Archie Danielson


Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better

Albert Einstein


“Things don’t have to change the world to be important”

Steve Jobs


Perhaps this very instant is your time

Louise Bogan


Why have a bad day when you can have a good day?

Dr Murad


“Mothers, food, love and career: the four major guilt groups”

Cathy Guisewhite


“Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose”

– Yoda


If I had to live my life again, I would make the same mistakes, only sooner

Tallulah Bankhead


Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions

Dalai Lama


“Either I will find a way, or I will make one.”

Philip Sidney


Sometimes the wrong choices bring us to the right places

Unknown


I intend to live forever. So far so good

Anonymous


“Either I will find a way, or I will make one.”

Philip Sidney


Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

Martin Luther King Jr.


Respect is how to treat everyone, not just those you want to impress

Richard Branson


Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one

Malcolm Forbes


Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless

Mother Theresa


We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them

Albert Einstein


Difficulties mastered are opportunities won

Winston Churchill


It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price

Warren Buffett


Evil prevails when good men (and women) do nothing

Edmund Burke


Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple

– Dr Seuss


Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going

Jim Rohn


Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.

Janice Maeditere


If you don’t build your dreams, someone will hire you to build theirs

Tony Gaskin


Don’t go through life, grow through life

Eric Butterworth


It always seems impossible until it’s done

Nelson Mandela


A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t

Jack Dempsey


Better three hours too soon, than one minute too late

William Shakespeare


A project is complete when it starts working for you, rather than you working for it.

Scott Allen


Life is a succession of lessons, which must be lived to be understood.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value

Charles Dudley Warner


Big dreams create the magic that stirs one’s soul to greatness.

Bill McCartney


Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

– Winston Churchill


Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

– Steve Jobs


“Make all you can, save all you can, give all you can”

John Wesley


“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that don’t work.”

Thomas Edison


“Don’t try to be different. Just be good. To be good is different enough”

Arthur Freed


“Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves?”

Robin Williams


“Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday”

Dale Carnegie


“I dislike and despise groups of people but I love individuals. Every person you look at, you can see the universe in their eyes – if you’re really looking”

George Carlin


“I’m not afraid of death, but i’m in no hurry to die”

Stephen Hawking


“Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them”

Albert Einstein


“Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well”

Jack London


“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The realist adjusts the sails”

William A. Ward


“When I was poor and I complained about inequality, they said I was bitter. Now i’m rich and complain about inequality, they say I’m a hypocrite. I’m starting to think they just don’t want to talk about inequality”

Russell Brand


“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions. Their lives a mimicy. Their passions a quotation”

Oscar Wilde


“If you’re note confused, you’re not paying attention”

Tom Peters


“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects”

Albert Einstein


“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone”

Bill Cosby


“My hope still is to leave the world a bit better than when I got here”

Jim Henson


“Young people who purport to be wise to the ways of the world are mostly just cynical. Cynicism is not wisdom. Cynicism is a self-imposed blindness. You put the blinders on yourself to protect yourself from a world you think will hurt or disappoint you. Be a fool. Believe things will be good”

Stephen Colbert


“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything”

George Bernard Shaw


“first they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win”

Mahatma Gandhi


“Invest in yourself. Your career is the engine of your wealth”

Paul Clitheroe


“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them”

Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama


“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by it’s ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid”

Albert Einstein


“The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer somebody else up”

Mark Twain


“Nothing is impossible…the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”

Audrey Hepburn


“Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won’t expect it back”

Oscar Wilde


“A word to the wise ain’t necessary – it’s the stupid ones that need the advice”

Bill Cosby


“The unfed mind devours itself”

Gore Vidal


“If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl; but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward”

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Those who are heartless, once cared too much”

Unknown


“I am kind of an evil scientist, except i’m not evil…or a scientiest”

Robert Downey Jr


“Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others”

Jack Kornfield


“Expert: a man who makes three correct guesses consecutively”

Laurence J. Peter


“In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher”

Dalai Lama


“A goal without a plan is just a wish”

Antoine de Saint-Exupery


“Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight”

Phyllis Diller


“Nothing is permanent in this world, not even our troubles”

Charlie Chaplin


“Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry”

Jack Kerouac


“It is the hour to be drunken! To escape being the martyred slaves of time, be ceaselessly drunk. On wine, on poetry, or on virtue, as you wish”

Charles Baudelaire


“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none”

William Shakespeare


“In wine there is wisdom. In beer there is freedom. In water there is bacteria”

Benjamin Franklin


“There’s a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in …”

Leonard Cohen


“I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person”

Oscar Wilde


“When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty but when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong”

Buckminster Fuller


“Better to die on your feet, than live on your knees”

Emiliano Zapata


“Live moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it”

Ferris Bueller


“Work hard in silence, let success be your noise”

Frank Ocean


“It’s not a terrible thing that we feel fear when faced with the unknown. It is part of being alive, something we all share”

Pema Chodron


“But I don’t want comfort. I want danger. I want freedom. I want goodness. I want sin”

Aldous Huxley, Brave New World


“What is done in love is done well”

Vincent van Gogh


“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them”

Bruce Lee


“Not all those who wander are lost”

J.R.R. Tolkien


“If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe”

Joe Rogan


“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”

Maya Angelou


“Life is like a ten-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use”

Charles M. Schulz


“An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgments simpler through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignore”

Edward de Bono


“A popular government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or perhaps both”

James Madison


“Cynicism is not realistic and tough. It’s unrealistic and kind of cowardly because it means you don’t have to try”

Peggy Noonan


“If we judge others, it is because we are judging something in ourselves of which we are unaware”

John A. Sandford


“The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving”

Oliver Wendell Holmes


“My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the heck she is”

Ellen DeGeneres


“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.”

Les Brown


“You’ve been criticising yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens”

Louise Hay


“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing”

Aristotle


“Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything”

Unknown


“There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind”

C.S. Lewis


“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote”

Ben Franklin


“Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts”

Daniel Patrick Moynihan


“Have more than you show, speak less than you know”

William Shakespeare, King Lear


“It is never too late to be what you might have been”

George Eliot


“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”

African Proverb


“Language was invented for one reason, boys – to woo women – and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do. So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose”

John Keating ‘Dead Poets Society’


“When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity”

Albert Einstein


“The usual approach of science of constructing a mathematical model cannot answer the questions of why there should be a universe for the model to describe. Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing?”

Stephen Hawking


“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant”

Robert Louis Stevenson


“Am I not destroying my enemies when I make them my friends?”

Abraham Lincoln


“Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future”

John F. Kennedy


“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction”

John F. Kennedy


“We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness”

Tom Waits


“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing”

Theodore Roosevelt


“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream”

C. S. Lewis


“If you’re going through hell, keep going”

Winston Churchill


“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time”

Thomas A. Edison


“The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself”

Mark Caine


“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.”

Golda Meir


“If you make friends with yourself, you will never be alone”

Maxwell Maltz


“Joy is the simplest form of gratitude”

Karl Barth


“Don’t listen to their words, fix your attention on their deeds”

Albert Einstein


“Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are your own fears”

Rudyard Kipling


“Work for a cause, not for applause. Live life to express, not to impress. Don’t strive to make your presence noticed, just make your absence felt”

Unknown


“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning”

Benjamin Franklin


“Hope and change are hard-fought things”

Michelle Obama


“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment”

Ralph Waldo Emerson


“I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine”

Neil Armstrong


“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind”

Dr Seuss


“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing”

George Bernard Shaw


“Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy”

Albert Einstein


“Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured”

Mark Twain


“An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding”

Robert Louis Stevenson


“Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact”

William James


“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future”

John F Kennedy


“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction”

Albert Einstein


“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves”

Albert Einstein


“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”

Rumi


“Stand for something or you will fall for anything. Today’s mighty oak is yesterday’s nut that held its ground”

Rosa Parks


“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding about ourselves”

Carl Jung


“Differences challenge assumptions”

Anne Wilson Schaef


“‘In the end, it’s not the years in your life but the life in your years”

Abraham Lincoln


“People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy”

Anton Chekhov


“Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right”

Henry Ford


“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough”

Albert Einstein


“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer”

Albert Einstein


“Do not regret growing older, it is a privilege denied to many”

Unknown


“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death”

Albert Einstein


“I love California, I practically grew up in Phoenix”

Dan Quayle


“One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice president, and that one word is ‘to be prepared'”

Dan Quayle


“It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace”

Andre Gide

 


“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable”

John F. Kennedy


“Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management and politics to mere technique”

James MacGregor Burns


“Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by traffic from both sides”

Margaret Thatcher


“If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.”

Margaret Thatcher


“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.”

T.S. Eliot


“I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question”

Harun Yahya


“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.”

Albert Pike


“Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day”

Helen Steiner Rice


“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends”

Martin Luther King, Jr.


“I have a simple philosophy: Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches”

Alice Roosevelt Longworth


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