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Thoughts & Quotes To Carry You

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

– George Eliot :-)

“Success is not forever and failure isn’t fatal”

-Don Shula :-)

 “Most people fail in life because they major in minor things”

~ Anthony Robbins :-)

 “When you know better you do better.”

~ Maya Angelou :-)

“Recover, Renew, Reflect, Regain, Regrow, Reconnect, Relax”

~ Jean Wethmar :-)

“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear

and the blind can see.”

- Mark Twain :-)

“Live out of your imagination, not your history”

-Stephen Covey :-)

“Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely”

-Auguste Rodin :-)

“Your life does not get better by Chance, it gets better by Change”

– Jim Roh :-)

“Our greatest glory is not in falling, but in rising every time we fall”

-Confucius ”  :-)

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”

~Eleanor Roosevelt :-)

“Real living is living for others”

~Bruce Lee  :-)

“You make the world a better place by making yourself a better person”

- Scott Sorrell :-)

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often”

- Winston Churchill :-)

“Make a choice to take a positive path today”

~ Bryan Dodge :-)

“Attitudes are contagious.  Are yours worth catching?” 

~Dennis and Wendy Mannering :-)

“Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns.” 

~Author Unknown :-)

“Kind people are the best kind of people”

~Author Unknown :-)

“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future” 

~Paul Boese :-)

“Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy” 

~Gretta Brooker Palmer :-)

“Happiness is an inside job”

~William Arthur Ward :-)

“Harboring unforgiveness is like drinking poison and

expecting the other person to die” 

~Author Unknown :-)

“Don’t wait for people to be friendly, show them how” 

~Author Unknown :-)

“The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway” 

~Henry Boye :-)

“Every day you should reach out and touch someone. 

People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back”

~Maya Angelou :-)

“I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health”

– Voltaire :-)

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

~Dalia Lama :-)

 “It’s so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to” 

~Annie Gottlier :-)

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference” 

~Winston Churchill :-)

“If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it,

change the way you think about it” 

~Mary Engelbreit :-)

“Be curious always!  For knowledge will not acquire you; you must acquire it” 

~Sudie Back :-)

“The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder” 

~Ralph W. Sockman :-)

“When we are no longer able to change a situation,

we are challenged to change ourselves”

~Victor Frank :-)

“Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations”

~Faith Baldwin :-)

“It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves,

and it is not possible to find it elsewhere” 

~Agnes Repplier :-)

“You have the Answer.  Just get quiet enough to hear it” 

~Pat Obuchowski :-)

“My heart filled with love, flowing over with joy,

my own little drum that I like to march by”

~Gunda Fijnje-Nolan :-)

“You are your own judge. The verdict is up to you.”

~Astrid Alauda :-)

“Happiness is a direction, not a place”

~Sydney J. Harris :-)

“Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important” 

~Janet Lane :-)

“There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness”

~Lady Blessington :-)

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out

how far one can go.”

~T.S. Eliot :-)

“If you want to make your dreams come true,

the first thing you have to do is wake up” 

~J.M. Power :-)

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,

anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending” 

~Attributed to Carl Bard :-)

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

~George Eliot :-)

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather,

always bring your own sunshine”

~Anthony J. D’Angelo :-)

“Oh, my friend, it’s not what they take away from you that counts, 

It’s what you do with what you have left” 

~Hubert Humphrey :-)

“There are exactly as many special occasions in life

as we choose to celebrate”

~Robert Brault :-)

“Happiness is an attitude.  We either make ourselves miserable or

happy and strong. The amount of work is the same” 

~Francesca Reigler :-)

“So often time it happens, we all live our life in chains,

and we never even know we have the key” 

~The Eagles, “Already Gone” :-)

“Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures” 

~H. Jackson Brown, Jr. :-)

“To be upset over what you don’t have is to waste what you do have”

~Ken S. Keyes, Jr. :-)

“Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality” 

~Alfred Painter :-)

“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. 

Have you used one to say thank you?”

~William A. Ward :-)

“The only people with whom you should try to get even are

those who have helped you”

~John E. Southard :-)

“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be” 

~Abraham Lincoln :-)

“Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture”

  ~Kak Sri :-)

“If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. 

It will change your life mightily’

~Gerald Good :-)

“A happy thought is like a seed that sows positivity for all to reap” 

~Miriam Muhammad :-)

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest

appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

~John Fitzgerald Kennedy :-)

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude” 

~Cynthia Ozick :-)

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. 

If you want to be happy, practice compassion” 

~Dalai Lama :-)

“He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has”

  ~Henry Ward Beec :-)

“My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions,

but in the fewness of my wants” 

~J. Brothertonher :-)

“Being in a good frame of mind helps keep one in the picture of health”

~Author Unknown :-)

“To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it” 

~Confucius :-)

“He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away” 

~Raymond Hull :-)

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself,

instead of a second-rate version of somebody else” 

~Judy Garland :-)

“We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others,

that in the end we become disguised to ourselves”

~François Duc de La Rochefoucauld :-)

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are”

~E.E. Cummings :-)

“If you cannot be a poet, be the poem” 

~David Carradine :-)

“Never be bullied into silence.  Never allow yourself to be made a victim. 

Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself” 

~Harvey Fierstein :-)

“Learn to be what you are,

and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not”

~Henri Frederic Amiel :-)

“There is no personal charm so great as the charm of a cheerful temperament”

~Henry Van Dyke :-)

“It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are” 

~Roy Disney :-)

“You’ve got a lot of choices.  If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore

and you’re not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice”

~Steven D. Woodhull :-)

“Life is the sum of all your choices” 

~Albert Camus :-)

“Feelings are much like waves, we can’t stop them from coming

but we can choose which one to surf” 

~Jonatan Mårtensson :-)

“Every survival kit should include a sense of humor” 

~Author Unknown :-)

“I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it” 

~Frank A. Clark :-)

“Pleasure is the flower that passes; remembrance, the lasting perfume”

~Jean de Boufflers :-)

“Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste,

that they hurry past it” 

~Soren Kierkegaard :-)

“The essence of pleasure is spontaneity” 

~Germaine Greer :-)

“No one is perfect… that’s why pencils have erasers” 

~Author Unknown :-)

“Sometimes when you hold out for everything,

you walk away with nothing”

~ Ally McBeal :-)

“When you aim for perfection, you discover it’s a moving target”

~George Fisher :-)

“Once you accept the fact that you’re not perfect,

then you develop some confidence” 

~Rosalynn Carter :-)

“Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it”

~Mark Twain :-)

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you” 

~Lewis B. Smedes :-)

                “Forgiveness is a funny thing.  It warms the heart and cools the sting” 

~William Arthur Ward :-)

“Forgiveness is a gift to yourself”

~ A Course In Miracles :-)

“Friendship isn’t a big thing – it’s a million little things” 

~Author Unknown :-)

“Life is an adventure in forgiveness” 

~Norman Cousins :-)

“A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose”

~Tom Wilson :-)

“Soul-mates are people who bring out the best in you. 

They are not perfect but are always perfect for you”

~Author Unknown :-)

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see

when you take your eyes off your goal”

~Henry Ford :-)

“A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down” 

~Arnold Glasow :-)

“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on”

  ~Franklin D. Roosevelt :-)

“Love does not consist of gazing at each other,

but in looking together in the same direction”

~Antoine de Saint-Exupery :-)

“For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness” 

~Author Unknown :-)

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention” 

~Oscar Wilde :-)

“Learn to smile at every situation. 

See it as an opportunity to prove your strength and ability” 

~Joe Brown :-)

“The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude”

  ~Dennis S. Brown :-)

“An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger

than the brain cell it occupied” 

~Arnold Glasow :-)

“Adversity is like a strong wind.  It tears away from us all but the things that

cannot be torn,so that we see ourselves as we really are” 

~Arthur Golden :-)

“A relationship becomes easier when you realize that you don’t have to be

the one at fault to be the one who’s sorry” 

~Robert Brault :-)

“Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart”

~Kongzi :-)

“In the end you regret less the things you believed that weren’t true than

the things that never came true because you didn’t believe” 

~Robert Brault :-)

“You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler” 

~Denis Waitley :-)

“A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks

that others throw at him or her”

~David Brinkley :-)

“I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up

something and finding something else on the way”  

~Franklin P. Adams :-)

“When one bases his life on principle,

99 percent of his decisions are already made”

  ~Author Unknown :-)

“Dreams are illustrations… from the book your soul is writing about you”

~Marsha Norman :-)

“All the so-called “secrets of success” will not work unless you do” 

~Author Unknown :-)

“If you don’t manage your emotions,

then your emotions will manage you”

~Doc Childre and Deborah Rozman :-)

“A friend is one of the nicest things you can have,

and one of the best things you can be”

~Douglas Pagels :-)

“A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour”

~Author Unknown :-)

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow;

it empties today of its strength.”

– Corrie Ten Boom :-)

“Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure” 

~Don Wilder and Bill Rechin :-)

“Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop” 

~Usman B. Asif :-)

“Forgive.  It doesn’t erase their crime but why

should you do the time.  Let go of resentment.”

  ~Dodinsky :-)

“A friend knows the song in my heart and

sings it to me when my memory fails”

~Donna Roberts :-)

“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them,

is the true measure of our Thanksgiving” 

~W.T. Purkiser :-)

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

~Mark Twain :-)

“Act as if what you do makes a difference.  It does.” 

~William James :-)

“When you really want change, reinforcement will come from your heart.” 

~Doc Childre and Deborah Rozman :-)

“Limits Begin Where Your Vision Ends, Visualize and Dream”

~ Author Unknown :-)

“Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom”

  ~Thomas Jefferson :-)

“Swallow your pride occasionally, it’s non-fattening! ”

~Author Unknown :-)

“A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles”

  ~Mignon McLaughlin :-)

“Ideas can be life-changing. 

Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea.” 

~Jim Rohn :-)

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

~William Shakespeare :-)

“If you haven’t any charity in your heart,

you have the worst kind of heart trouble.”

  ~Bob Hope :-)

“I am learning all the time.  The tombstone will be my diploma.” 

~Eartha Kitt :-)

“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.”

~Ludwig Wittgenstein and Robert Byrne :-)

“The most important thing in communication is

to hear what isn’t being said.”

~Peter F. Drucker :-)

“You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that,

it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.”

~Jan Glidewell :-)

“Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak.”

~Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati :-)

“Be careful of your thoughts, they may become words at any moment.”

  ~Iara Gassen :-)

“Opportunities do not come with their values stamped upon them.”

  ~Maltbie Babcock :-)

“In the long run the pessimist may be proved right,

but the optimist has a better time on the trip.”

  ~Daniel L. Reardon :-)

“If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.”

  ~Benjamin Franklin  :-)

“Look not at the days gone by with a forlorn heart. 

They were simply the dots we can now connect with our present,

to help us draw the outline of a beautiful tomorrow.”

  ~Dodinsky :-)

“Adopt the pace of nature:  her secret is patience.”

  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson :-)

“Striving for excellence motivates you;

striving for perfection is demoralizing”

  ~Harriet Braiker :-)

“When the world says, Give up, Hope whispers, Try it one more time.”

~Author Unknown  :-)

“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.”

  ~Walter Elliott :-)

“The world is round and the place which may seem like the end,

may also be only the beginning.”

  ~Ivy Baker :-)

“Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.”

  ~Søren Kierkegaard :-)

“Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when

they lose direction and begin to bend.”

  ~Walter Savage Landor :-)

“I must do something” always solves more problems than

“Something must be done.”

  ~Author Unknown :-)

“It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves,

and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.”

  ~Agnes Repplier :-)

“The world always looks brighter from behind a smile.”

  ~Author Unknown :-)

“Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. 

Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.” 

~Hans Margolius :-)

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” 

~Attributed to both Jim Goodwin and Sydney J. Harris :-)

“Try not to become a man of success,

but rather try to become a man of value.”

~Albert Einstein :-)

“Time heals what reason cannot.”

~Seneca :-)

“Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him,

and to let him know that you trust him.”

~Booker T. Washington :-)

“If you cannot find the truth right where you are,

where else do you expect to find it?”

~Dōgen Zenji :-)

“Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.”

~Norman Cousins :-)

“Give thanks for what you are now,

and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow.”

~Fernanda Miramontes-Landeros :-)

“Worry is a misuse of imagination,

drag your thoughts away from your troubles.”

~Dan Zadra & Mark Twain :-)

“A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out.”

  ~Grace Pulpit :-)

“Life’s problems wouldn’t be called “hurdles” ,

if there wasn’t a way to get over them.”

  ~Author Unknown :-)

“Friends are family you choose for yourself.”

  ~Author Unknown :-)

When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry,

show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.”

  ~Author Unknown :-)

“Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. 

That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.”

  ~Emily Kimbrough :-)

“Well done is better than well said.”

  ~Benjamin Franklin :-)

“The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.” 

~Harry Golden :-)

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

  ~Winston Churchill :-)

“Ride the energy of your own unique spirit.”

  Gabrielle Roth :-)

“When you are through changing, you are through.”

  ~Bruce Barton :-)

“There is no personal charm so great

as the charm of a cheerful temperament.”

  ~Henry Van Dyke :-)

“We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall

too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies.”

~Roderick Thorp :-)

“There are no foolish questions,

and no man becomes a fool until he has stopped asking questions.”

  ~Charles Proteus Steinmetz :-)

“The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.”

  ~Flora Whittemore :-)

“Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions.”

  ~Edgar Cayce :-)

“Character is what emerges from all the little things you

were too busy to do yesterday, but did anyway.”

  ~Mignon McLaughlin :-)

“Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.”

  ~Roger Ebert :-)

“How strange to use “You only live once” as an excuse to throw it away.”

~Bill Copeland :-)

“Experience is not what happens to a man. 

It is what a man does with what happens to him.”

  ~Aldous Leonard Huxley :-)

“There is no failure except in no longer trying.”

  ~Elbert Hubbard :-)

“You block your dream when you allow your fear

to grow bigger than your faith.”

  ~Mary Manin Morrissey :-)

“Without forgiveness life is governed by…

an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.”

~Roberto Assagioli :-)

“There are big ships and small ships.  But the best ship of all is friendship.”

  ~Author Unknown :-)

“Goals are dreams with deadlines.”

  ~Diana Scharf Hunt :-)

“Two kinds of gratitude:  The sudden kind we feel for what we take;

the larger kind we feel for what we give.”

~Edwin Arlington Robinson :-)

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;

the wise grows it under his feet.”

  ~James Openheim :-)

“Let the rays of your heart shine on all who pass by.”

~Terri Guillemets :-)

“What is the opposite of two?  A lonely me, a lonely you.”

  ~Richard Wilbur :-)

“Everyone thinks of changing the world,

but no one thinks of changing himself.”

~Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy :-)

“It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.”

  ~Author Unknown :-)

“Cherish the friend who tells you a harsh truth,

wanting ten times more to tell you a loving lie.”

  ~Robert Brault :-)

“Warning:  Humor may be hazardous to your illness.”

  ~Ellie Katz :-)

“Never tell people how to do things. 

Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.”

  ~George Smith Patton :-)

“Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.”

  ~David Star Jordan :-)

“We should not only use the brains we have, but all that we can borrow.”

  ~Woodrow Wilson :-)

“Good instincts usually tell you what to do,

long before your head has figured it out. ”

~Michael Burke :-)

“It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.”

  ~Author Unknown :-)

“Always walk through life as if you have

something new to learn and you will.”

  ~Vernon Howard :-)

“Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished.

If you’re alive, it isn’t.”

~Richard Bach :-)

“We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path

without brightening our own.”

  ~Ben Sweetland :-)

“The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention.”

  ~Thich Nhat Hanh :-)

“If you are still talking about what you did yesterday,

you haven’t done much today.”

  ~Author Unknown :-)

“Men are not prisoners of fate, but prisoners of their own minds.”

  ~Franklin D. Roosevelt :-)

“Never say, “oops.”  Always say, “Ah, interesting.” 

~Author Unknown :-)

“Nothing is so often irretrievably missed as a daily opportunity.”

  ~Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach :-)

“An optimist is the human personification of spring.”

  ~Susan J. Bissonette :-)

“Don’t worry that children never listen to you;

worry that they are always watching you.”

~Robert Fulghum :-)

“Follow your passion, and success will follow you.”

~Terri Guillemets :-)

“The obstacles of your past can become the gateways

that lead to new beginnings.”

  ~Ralph Blum :-)

“Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel. “

~H. Jackson Brown, Jr. :-)

“The things which are most important don’t always scream the loudest.”

  ~Bob Hawke :-)

“Each moment is a place you’ve never been.”

  ~Mark Strand :-)

“Every exit is an entrance somewhere else.”

  ~Tom Stoppard :-)

“You Possess the power to change your thoughts.

It is the greatest Power, the Power to Choose”

~ Bob Proctor :-)

“It is better to step forward into growth

than to step backwards into safety”

~ Bob Proctor

“The first step in getting somewhere is to decide

that you are not going to stay where you are”

~ Bob Proctor :-)

“The more you take responsibility for your past and present,

the more you are able to create the future you seek.”

~ Celestine Chua :-)

“Life is what your thoughts make it. Alter your thoughts about

situations and alter your reality”

~ David Wilson :-)

“It doesn’t matter where you are, You are nowwhere

compared to where you can go”

~ Bob Proctor :-)

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny

matters compared to what lies within us”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson :-)

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did,

but people will never forget how you made them feel” 

~ Maya Angelou :-)




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