428 Pithy Thoughts

A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. – Joan Walsh Anglund

Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune. – William James

A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning. – Billie Jean King

A champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall. – Serena Williams

A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there. – Unknown 

A fool dreams of wealth; a wise man, of happiness. – Turkish proverb 

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. – William James

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. – Benjamin Disraeli

A flower falls even though we love it, and a weed grows even though we do not love it. – Dogen Zenji

Aging is not ‘lost youth,’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength. – Betty Friedan

A limit on what you will do puts a limit on what you can do. – Dexter Yager

All conditioned things are impermanent. Work on your own salvation with diligence. – Buddha

All great achievements require time. – David J. Schwartz

All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts. – James Allen

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

Always remember that the future comes one day at a time. – Dean Acheson

A problem cannot be solved with the same consciousness that created it. – Albert Einstein

As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might. – Marian Anderson

A smile is your greatest social asset. – Zig Ziglar

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. – Winston Churchill

Behave so the aroma of your actions may enhance the general sweetness of the atmosphere. – Henry David Thoreau

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. – Lao Tzu 

Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections. – Unknown 

Beings are owners to their action, heirs of their action. – Buddha 

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

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it is always your choice. – Wayne Dyer

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

Be the change you want to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi 

Better see yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world. – George Bernard Shaw

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind. – Bernard M. Baruch

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. – Oscar Wilde

Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. – Thich Nhat Hanh

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads? – Albert Camus

Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have. – Marva Nettles Collins

Choose your love, love your choice. – Thomas S. Monson

Confidence is contagious; so is lack of confidence. – Vince Lombardi

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear: not absence of fear. – Mark Twain

Dare to wear the foolish clown face. – Frank Sinatra

Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and get to work. – H. L. Hunt

Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it. – Joe Clark

Done is better than perfect. – Sheryl Sandberg

Doing the best in this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. – Oprah Winfrey

Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends? – Abraham Lincoln

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. – Buddha 

Do not entertain hopes for realization, but practice all your life. – Jetsun Milarepa

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. – John Wooden

Do the things you believe in, in the name of love. And know that you aren’t alone. We all have doubts and fears. – Carole King

Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. There is no yesterday, no tomorrow, it’s all the same day. – Janis Joplin

Don’t count the days, make the days count. – Muhammad Ali

Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today. – Will Rogers

Don’t mistake politeness for lack of strength. – Sonia Sotomayor

Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. – Coco Chanel 

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. – Napoleon Hill

Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend. – Albert Camus

Do you really want to look back on your life and see how wonderful it could have been had you not been afraid to live it? – Caroline Myss

Do what you can with what you have where you are. – Theodore Roosevelt

Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men. – Goethe 

Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. – Gloria Steinem 

Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you. – Marsha Norman

Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbon. – Ruth Ann Schabacker

Each person must live their life as a model for others. – Rosa Parks

Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude. – Ralph Marston

Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it. – Stan Smith

Exploring who you are at a deeper level than your everyday thoughts is the true definition of meditation. – Deepak Chopra

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Every moment is a fresh beginning. – T. S. Eliot

Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle. – Deepak Chopra

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. – Babe Ruth

Everything is perfect in the universe: even your desire to improve it. – Wayne Dyer

Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude. – Ralph Marston 

Failure is impossible. – Susan B. Anthony 

Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. – Voltaire 

Fear an ignorant man more than a lion. – Turkish proverb

Find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life. – Confucius 

Focus on your potential instead of your limitations. – Alan Loy McGinnis

Follow your bliss. – Joseph Campbell

Friendship is born at that moment when a person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” – C.S. Lewis

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. – Henry David Thoreau

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. – Vincent van Gogh

Growth demands a temporary surrender of security. – Gail Sheehy

Growth is the only evidence of life. – John Henry Newman

Guilt, regret, resentment, sadness and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past and not enough presence. – Eckhart Tolle

Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn the light on. – J.K. Rowling

Happiness can exist only in acceptance. – George Orwell

Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted. – Deepak Chopra

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. – Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. – Mahatma Gandhi

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length. – Robert Frost

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open. – John Barrymore

Have good trust in yourself: not in the One that you think you should be, but in the One that you are. – Maezumi Roshi

He is a wise man who does not grieve for things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. – Epictetus

He that knows patience knows peace. – Chinese proverb 

He who fears to suffer, suffers from fear. – French proverb

He who is not every day conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance. – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark. – George Iles

Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles. – Samuel Smiles

Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all. – Emily Dickinson

Hope never abandons you; you abandon it. – George Weinberg

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. – Anne Frank

Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge. – Plato

Humanity has only scratched the surface of its real potential. – Peace Pilgrim

I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship. – Louisa May Alcott

I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. – Stephen Covey

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. – Jimmy Dean

I discovered the secret of the sea in meditation upon a dew drop. – Kahlil Gibran

I’d like to offer you something to help you but in the Zen school we don’t have a single thing. – Ikkyu

I do not cut my life up into days, but my days into lives; each day, each hour, an entire life. – Juan Ramon Jimenez

If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way. – Martin Luther King Jr.

If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner. – Tallulah Bankhead

If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe. – Dalai Lama

If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor. – Elanor Roosevelt

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear as it is: infinite. – William Blake

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. – Frederick Douglass

If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present. – Lao Tzu

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it. – William Arthur Ward

If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it? – Dogen Zendi

If you can’t make it better, you can laugh at it. – Erma Bombeck

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. – Maya Angelou

If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything. – Malcolm  X

If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. – Roald Dahl

If you live long enough, you will make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. – Bill Clinton

If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. – Oprah Winfrey

If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not making decisions. – Catherine Cook

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine. – Morris West

If you want other to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. – Dalai Lama

If you want to be happy, be. – Leo Tolstoy

If you want to change the world, start with the next person who comes to you in need. – B.D. Scheirs

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. – Booker T. Washington

I gained nothing at all from supreme enlightenment, and for that very reason it is called supreme enlightenment. – Buddha 

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

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient to living. – Dr. Seuss

Imagination creates reality. – Richard Wagner

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire; you will what you imagine; and at last you create what you will. – George Bernard Shaw

Imagination plus innovation equals realization. – Denis Waitley

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. – Marilyn Monroe

In all things it is better to hope than to despair. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Indecision is the inkling of fear. – Napoleon Hill

Independence is happiness. – Susan B. Anthony

In search of my mother’s garden, I found my own. – Alice Walker

Inspiration is some mysterious blessing which happens when the wheels are turning smoothly. – Quentin Blake

Inspiration comes from within yourself. One has to be positive. When you’re positive, good things happen. – Deep Roy

Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then. – Diana Ross

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It Goes On. – Robert Frost 

I saw an angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. – Michelangelo 

It always seems impossible until it’s done. – Nelson Mandela

It doesn’t matter how slow you go as long as you don’t stop. – Confucius

It is never too late to be what you might have been. – George Eliot

It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable. – Moliere 

It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome. – William James

It isn’t where you come from. It’s where you’re going that counts. – Ella Fitzgerald

It is the end that crowns us, not the fight. – Robert Herrick

It is wise to direct your anger toward problems, not people; to focus your energies on answers, not excuses. – William Arthur Ward

It is your own convictions which compels you; that is choice compels choice. – Epictetus 

It needs to be said and heard: it’s OK to be who you are. – Hailee Steinfeld

It’s always your next move. – Napoleon Hill

It’s hard to fail but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. – Theodore  Roosevelt

It’s in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. – Anthony Robbins

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. – Henry David Thoreau

It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not. – Unknown 

It’s not your job to like me, it’s mine. – Byron Katie

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends. – J.K. Rowling

I’ve learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. – Martha Washington

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

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. – Maya Angelou

I walk slowly, but I never walk backward. – Abraham Lincoln

I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time. – Anna Freud

Just as the body cannot exist without blood, so the soul needs the matchless and pure strength of faith. – Mahatma Gandhi

Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong. – Ella Fitzgerald

Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right; decide on what you think is right and stick to it. – T.S. Eliot

Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow. – Helen Keller

Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about. – Marilyn Monroe

Kindness should become the natural way of life, not the exception. – Buddha

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Know thyself or at least keep renewing the acquaintance. – Robert Brault

Laughter is an instant vacation. – Milton Berle

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. – Albert Einstein

Let a series of happy thoughts run through your mind. They will show on your face. – Unknown 

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. – Marcel  Proust

Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality. – Malala Yousafzai

Life changes very quickly, in a very positive way, if you let it. – Lindsey Vonn

Life is a flower of which love is the honey. – Victor Hugo

Life is a paradise for those who love many things with passion. – Leo Buscaglia

Life is about making an impact, not making an income. – Kevin Kruse

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. – Helen Keller

Life is available only in the present moment. – Thich Nhat Hanh

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. – Albert Einstein

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. – Soren Kierkegaard

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. – Maya Angelou

Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicated. – Confucius 

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

Life is what we make of it, always has been, always will be. – Grandma Moses

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

Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being. – Kevin Kruse 

Life shrinks or expands in proportion with one’s courage. – Anais Nin

Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late. – Benjamin Franklin

Limit your “always” and your “nevers.” – Amy Poehler

Live for each second without hesitation. – Elton John

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air. – Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Look within, the secret is inside you. – Hui-neng

Lose not yourself in a far off time, seize the moment that is thine. – Johann Friedrich von Schiller

Love is the beauty of the soul. – St. Augustine

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. – Lucille Ball

Make happy those who are near and those who are far will come. – Chinese proverb

Make your life a masterpiece; imagine no limitations on what you can be, have, or do. – Brian Tracy

Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains the original dimensions. – Oliver Wendell Holmes

Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves: regret for the past and fear of the future. – Fulton Oursler 

Motivation comes from working on things we care about. – Sheryl Sandberg

Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone. – Alan Watts

Music is the mediator between the spiritual and sensual life. – Ludwig van Beethoven

Music is the vernacular of the human soul. – Geoffrey Latham

My experience is that the teachers we need most are the people we’re living with right now. – Byron Katie

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive. – Maya Angelou

Nature always wears the color of the spirit. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never apologize for having high standards. People who really want to be in your life will rise up to meet them. – Ziad K. Abdelnour

Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. – Helen Keller

Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. – Babe Ruth

Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination. – Mae Jemison

No legacy is so rich as honesty. – William Shakespeare

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. – Robin Williams

Not everybody can be famous but everybody can be great, because greatness is determined by service. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing. – Seneca 

Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment. – Thomas Carlyle

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose. – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley 

Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion. – Hebbel 

Nothing is impossible. The word itself says “I’m possible!” – Audrey Hepburn

Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide. – Napoleon Bonaparte

Nothing is more important than reconnecting with you bliss. Nothing is as rich. 

Nothing is more real. – Deepak Chopra

Nothing will work unless you do. – Maya Angelou

One day is worth a thousand tomorrows. – Benjamin Franklin

One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful. – Sigmund Freud

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. – Arthur Ashe

One moment of patience may ward off great disaster. One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life. – Chinese proverb

Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before. – Dalai Lama

Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. – Christopher Reeve

Only surround yourself with people that will lift you higher. – Oprah Winfrey

Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other. – Brian Tracy

Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude toward us. – John N. Mitchell

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

Our life is shaped by our mind: we become what we think. – Buddha 

Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us. – Stephen R. Covey

Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win. – Dennis Waitley

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. – Dalai Lama

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek but a means by which we arrive at that goal. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Power over others is weakness disguised as strength. True power is within and available to you now. – Eckhart Tolle

Questions provide the key to unlocking our unlimited potential. – Anthony Robbins

Remember, happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think. – Dale Carnegie

Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost. – Hellen Keller

Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Resolve to be thyself; and know that he who finds himself loses his misery. – Matthew Arnold 

Rest in reason; move in passion. – Khalil Gibran

Simplicity is the key to brilliance. – Bruce Lee 

Smile to the future and it will smile back to you. – Yoko Ono

Somebody once said we never know what is enough until we know what’s more than enough. – Billie Holiday

Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful. – Hazrat Inayat Khan

Sometimes the most important thing in a day is the rest we take between two deep breaths. – Etty Hillesum

Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory. – Dr. Seuss

Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn. – John Maxwell

Spread love everywhere you go. – Mother Teresa

Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive. – Hafez 

Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be. – Elizabeth Gilbert

Success always demands a greater effort. – Winston Churchill

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. – Ingrid Bergman

Success usually comes to those who are too busy looking for it. – Henry David Thoreau

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. – Ovid 

Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. – Chinese Proverb

That is the definition of faith: acceptance of that which we imagine to be true, that which we cannot prove. – Dan Brown

That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well. – Abraham Lincoln

That which does not kill us makes us stronger. – Friedrich Nietzsche

The antidote for 50 enemies is one friend. – Aristotle 

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot. – Michael Altshuler

The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take that away from you. – BB King

The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart. – Helen Keller 

The best portion of a good man’s life is his little nameless unencumbered acts of kindness and of love. – Wordsworth 

The best way to predict your future is to create it. – Abraham Lincoln

The best way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. – Walt Disney

The best way out is through. – Robert Frost

The day you decide to do it is your lucky day. – Japanese proverb

The desire for gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. – Nathaniel Branden

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

The greatest gift you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance. – Brian Tracy

The greatest pleasure of life is love. – Euripides 

The greatest waste in the world is the difference between what we are and what we could become. – Ben Herbster

The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. – William James

The healthiest response to life is joy. – Deepak Chopra

The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions. – Alfred Lord Tennyson

The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery, and tenacity. – Mahatma Gandhi

The journey is the reward. – Tao saying

The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted. – Aesop

The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. – Frank Lloyd Wright

The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our powers. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

The main thing is to remain oneself, under any circumstances, that was and is our common purpose. – Madeline Albright

The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind. – William Blake

The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The measure in your life will be in not what you accumulate, but in what you give away. – Wayne Dyer

The mind is owned by the self and can make a hell of heaven or a heaven of hell. – John Milton

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. – Alice Walker

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. – Coco Chanel

The most wasted of days is one without laughter. – E.E. Cummings

The only cure for grief is action. – G.H. Lewes

The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking. – Robert H. Schuller

The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything. – Theodore Roosevelt

The only thing that is ultimately real about your journey is the step that you are taking at this moment. That’s all there ever is. – Eckhart Tolle

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision. – Helen Keller

The only way on earth to multiply happiness is to divide it. – Paul Scherer

The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there. – Robert M. Pirsig

The Possible’s slow fuse is lit by the imagination. – Emily Dickinson 

The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react. – George  Bernard Shaw

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty. – Winston Churchill

The purpose of our lives is to be happy. – Dalai Lama

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

The quieter you become, the more you can hear. – Baba Ram Dass

The resistance to the unpleasant situation is the root of suffering. – Ram Dass

The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply. – Denis Waitley

The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness. – Eric Hoffer

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. – Mark Twain

The secret of joy in work is contained in one word: excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it. – Pearl S. Buck

The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action. – John Dewey

The soul that perpetually overflows with kindness will always be cheerful. – William Godwin

The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice. – George Eliot

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

The true profession of man is finding his way to himself. – Hermann Hesse

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. – Albert Einstein

The truth is my light. – Latin proverb

The ultimate source of happiness is our mental attitude. – Dalai Lama

The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years. – Deepak Chopra

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. – Mahatma Gandhi

The whole moon and the entire sky is reflected in one dewdrop on the grass. – Dogen 

The world is but a canvas to our imaginations. – Henry David Thoreau

The world is ruled by letting things take their course. – Lao-Tzu

The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless. – Jean-Jacques Rousseau 

There are hundreds of languages in the world but a smile speaks them all. – Anonymous 

There are no accidents; there is only some purpose that we haven’t understood. – Deepak Chopra

There are three constants in life: change, choice, and principles. – Stephen R. Covey

There is a desire deep within the soul which drives man from the seen to the unseen, to philosophy and the divine. – Kahlil Gibran

There is a space between man’s imagination and man’s attainment that may only be traversed by his longing. – Kahlil Gibran

There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man’s lack of faith in his true self. – William James

There is just one life for each of us: our own. – Euripides 

There is more to life than increasing its speed. – Mahatma Gandhi

There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life. – Federico Fellini

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will. – Epictetus

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. – Confucius 

They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. – Edgar Allan Poe

Things do not change; we change. – Henry David Thoreau

This is the real secret of life: to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play. – Alan Watts

Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music. – Angela Monet

Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly. – John F. Kennedy

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty or safety. – Benjamin Franklin

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. – Carl Bard 

Through money and power you cannot solve all problems. The problem in the human heart must be solved first. – Dalai Lama

Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You. – Dr. Seuss

To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve. – James Allen

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. – Oscar Wilde

To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world. – Brandi Snyder

To understand everything is to forgive everything. – Buddha 

Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity. – Khalil Gibran

Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day, like a football, and it will be round and full at evening. – Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud. – Maya Angelou

Turn your wounds into wisdom. – Oprah Winfrey

Victory belongs to the most persevering. – Napoleon Bonaparte  

We all have possibilities we didn’t know about. We can do things we don’t even dream we can do. – Dale Carnegie

We are divine enough to ask and we are important enough to receive. – Wayne Dyer

We become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions. – Aristotle 

We can do anything we want if we stick to it long enough. – Helen Keller

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. – Dalai Lama

We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them. – Epictetus

We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them. – Khalil Gibran

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. – Maya Angelou

We grow because we struggle, we learn and overcome. – R. C. Allen

We grow by our dreams. – Woodrow T. Wilson

We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us. – Joseph Campbell

We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced. – Malala Yousafzai

We would never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world. – Helen Keller

What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life. – Emil Brunner

What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise. – Oscar Wilde

What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly. – Lao-tzu

What the mind of man can conceive and believe, the mind of man can achieve. – Napoleon Hill

What we achieve inwardly will change our reality. – Plutarch

What we think, we become. – Buddha

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? – Vincent van Gogh

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. – Henry David Thoreau

When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’ – Sydney Harris

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals. Adjust the action steps. – Confucius 

When the only tool you have is a hammer, all problems begin to resemble nails. – Abraham Maslow

When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life or the life of another. – Helen Keller

When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go. – Carol Burnett

When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that is in itself a choice. – William James 

When you learn, teach, when you get, give. – Maya Angelou

When your desires are strong enough, you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve. – Napoleon Hill

Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right. – Henry Ford

Who has confidence in himself will gain the confidence of others. – Leib Lazarow

Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. – Carl Gustav Jung

With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world. – Dalai Lama

Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value. – Jim Rohn

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible. – Frank Zappa

Words may show a man’s wit, but actions his meaning. – Benjamin Franklin

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, it empties today of its strength. – Corrie ten Boom

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. – Mark Twain 

Write in your heart that every day is the best day of the year. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present. – Bill Keane

Yesterday I was clever and wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. – Rumi 

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. – C.S. Lewis

You do not find the happy life. You make it. – Camilla Eyring Kimball

You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens. – Mandy Hale

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. – Indira Gandhi

You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you. – Mary Tyler Moore

You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time. – Charles F. Kettering

You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself. – Ethel Barrymore

You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus innovation equals realization. – Denis Waitley

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. – Dr. Seuss 

You have to be before you can do, and do before you can have. – Zig Ziglar

You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing. – Dale Carnegie

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try. – Beverly Sills

You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result. – Mahatma Gandhi

You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them. – Michael Jordan

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. – Mae West

Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. – Zig Ziglar

You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. – Christopher Robin

Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer. – William S. Burroughs

Your past is not your potential. In any hour you can choose to liberate the future. – Marilyn Ferguson

Zen is not some kind of excitement but concentration on our usual everyday routine. – Shunryu Suzuki