Time is precious

“No time? Switch off the TV. Television is our biggest enemy.” – Josie Cluney

“The time to act will never be right, make your move before you are ready, and everything will fall into place.”

“Time is precious.” – Anonymous

“We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.” – Nelson Mandela

“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” – Marthe Troly-Curtin

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

“How we spend our days, is, of course, how we spend our lives.” – Annie Dillard

“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” – Charles Darwin

“Enjoy yourself. It’s later than you think.” – Chinese proverb 

“Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.” – William Shakespeare

“Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.” – Earl Nightingale

“Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away.” – Charles Caleb Colton

“Time is your most important resource. You can do so much in ten minutes.” – Ingvar Kamprad

“Realize that now, in this moment of time, you are creating. You are creating your next moment. That is what’s real.” – Sara Paddison

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffett 

“There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.” – Bill Watterson

“Who knows where the time goes?” – Nina Simone

“How did it get so late so soon?” – Dr. Seuss

“Time! The corrector when our judgments err.” –  Lord Byron

“Vacations are an expensive way to schedule time to pause and reflect.” –  Shane Parrish

Learn to listen

“To any entrepreneur: if you want to do it, do it now. If you don’t, you’re going to regret it.” – Catherine Cook

“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that’s why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” – Aristotle

“If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.” – Ray Kroc

“The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.” — Barack Obama

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” — Helen Keller

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt

“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it!” – Jonathan Winters

“To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.” —Thomas Watson Sr.

“I may be over the top on this, but I just don’t want to like my competitors. I want my people to believe that whenever he and our other competitors succeed, we will be less able to do all the things we want to do.” —Phil Knight

“Business is a combination of war and sport.”  – Andre Maurois

“The road to someday leads to a town of nowhere.” – Tony Robbins

“Learn to listen. Opportunity could be knocking at your door very softly.” – Frank Tyger

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” – Albert Einstein

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There is no royal, flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it. For if I have accomplished anything in life, it is because I have been willing to work hard.” – C.J. Walker

“Business is more exciting than any game.” – Lord Beaverbrook

“Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.” – Albert Einstein

“We are currently not planning on conquering the world.” – Sergey Brin

“If it really was a no-brainer to make it on your own in business, there’d be millions of no-brained, harebrained, and otherwise dubiously brained individuals quitting their day jobs and hanging out their own shingles. Nobody would be left to round out the workforce and execute the business plan.” – Bill Rancic

Failure is success in progress

“You are the only one that can make those dreams reality and this is why even when you fall, we will only cheer you on so that you can stand and try again.”

“No one is going to take over your battles for you, they are yours because you were designed specifically for those battles so keep fighting.”

“The important thing is to keep your head above water at all times, no matter how hard it is to swim, just stay afloat.”

“Failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” – Anonymous

“Don’t bury your failures, let them inspire you.” – Robert Kiyosaki

“Failure defeats losers but it inspires winners.” –  Anonymous

“Losers quit when they fail. Winners fail until they succeed.” – Robert T. Kiyosaki

“Failure is success in progress.” – Albert Einstein 

“Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford

“Mistakes are the portals of discovery.” – James Joyce

“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” – Jack Canfield

“Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.” – C. S. Lewis

“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan

“No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.“ – Napoleon Hill

“Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know.” — William Saroyan

“You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.” – Barack Obama

“Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.” — Charlie Chaplin

“Don’t fear failure — not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.” — Bruce Lee

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” – Og Mandino

“Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.” – Confucius

Being good is easy

“One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.”  – Anonymous

“Think happy thoughts.” –  Anonymous

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” – Marcus Aurelius

“Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.” — Thomas Szasz

“Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?” — Winnie the Pooh

“Few minds wear out; more rust out.” — Christian N. Bovee

“Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.” — Khalil Gibran

“Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.” — George Bernard Shaw

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

“The soul never thinks without a picture.”

“If you strike upon a thought that baffles you, break off from that entanglement and try another, so shall your wits be fresh to start again.”

“Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding.” — Ambrose Bierce

“Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plan living and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man’s happiness really lies in contentment.” — Mohandas Gandhi

“Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.” — Blaise Pascal

“They can do all because they think they can.” — Virgil

“Masterpieces are not single and solitary births; they are the outcome of many years of thinking in common, of thinking by the body of the people, so that the experience of the mass is behind the single voice.” — Virginia Woolf

“No problem can stand the assault of sustained thinking.” — Voltaire

“Only when one thinks even much more madly than the philosophers can one solve their problems.”

“Being good is easy, what is difficult is being just.” – Victor Hugo

Life itself is your teacher

“A man’s mind, stretched by new ideas, may never return to its original dimensions.” -Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

“Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism.” – David M. Burns

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” – Jim Rohn

“I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.“ – Steve Irwin

“Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.“ – Leonardo da Vinci

“Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.” – Francis Bacon 

“Life itself is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning.” – Bruce Lee 

“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.” – Buddha

“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” – George Herbert

“Of course, parents are the most important people in a child’s life.” – Hillary Clinton 

“Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.” –  Bryan White

“The supreme lesson of any education should be to think for yourself and to be yourself; absent this attainment, education creates dangerous, stupefying conformity.” – Bryant H. McGill

“The length of your education is less important than its breadth, and the length of your life is less important than its depth.” –  Marilyn vos Savant

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

“Learning doesn’t stop when school ends. It just starts.” – Unknown

“You must get an education. You must go to school, and you must learn to protect yourself. And you must learn to protect yourself with the pen, and not the gun.“ – Josephine Baker

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.“ – Aristotle

“Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.“ – C. S. Lewis

“Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.“ – Francis Bacon

Life is like a camera

“The farther I travel, the closer I am to myself.” –  Andrew McCarthy 

“I love to travel, but hate to arrive.” – Albert Einstein 

“If you really want to learn about a country, work there.” – Charles Kuralt

“The world is a book and those who don’t travel only read one page.” – St. Augustine 

“Who lives sees, but who travels sees more.” – Ibn Battuta

“Just go. Go see all the beauty in the world.” – Unknown

“Don’t die without embracing the daring adventure your life was meant to be.” – Steve Pavlina

“I don’t know where I am going but I’m on my way.” – Carl Sagan

“When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” – Susan Heller

“Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.” – Paulo Coelho

“All he needed was a wheel in his hand and four on the road.” – Jack Kerouac

“Roads were made for journeys, not destinations.” – Confucius 

“What’s in store for me in the direction I don’t take?” – Jack Kerouac

“Here I was at the end of America…no more land…and nowhere was nowhere to go but back.” – Jack Kerouac

“Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.” – Suzanne Collins

“People don’t take trips… trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.”

“Life is like a camera: you focus on what is important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things do not work out, take another shot.”

“Little by little, one travels far.” – J.R.R. Tolkein

“Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy.”

Soar like an eagle

“Those who won our independence… valued liberty as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.” – Louis D. Brandeis

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” – Nelson Mandela

“Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.” –  Albert Camus 

“No one outside ourselves can rule us inwardly. When we know this, we become free.” – Buddha 

“A man who believes in freedom will do anything under the sun to acquire, or preserve his freedom.” –  Malcolm X 

“Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.” –  George Washington 

“He only earns his freedom and his life who takes them every day by storm.” –  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

“Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.” –  Albert Einstein 

“You can be a scared slave or you can be a brave human being.” –  Maxime Lagacé 

“I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.” –  Antoine de Saint-Exupery 

“Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.” – Ayn Rand 

“Authentic freedom is actually the freedom of knowing who you are, why you are here, your purpose in life and where you are going when you leave here.” – Wayne Dyer

“Sometimes what you’re most afraid of doing is the very thing that will set you free.” –  Anonymous

“Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?” – Anonymous

“After you get your freedom, your enemy will respect you.” – Malcolm X

“Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you” –  Jean-Paul Sartre

“Don’t quack like a duck… soar like an eagle.” – Kenneth Blanchard

“Freedom means choosing your burden.” –  Hephzibah Menuhin

“Let freedom never perish in your hands.” –  Joseph Addison

“Freedom is the outside of the inside.” –  Joyce Carey

Earn with your mind

“‘Perfect’ is the enemy of ‘good enough’.” – Meg Whitman

“The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of a mistake.” – Meg Whitman

“If your family doesn’t have much money, I want you to remember that in this country, plenty of folks, including me and my husband, we started out with very little.” – Michelle Obama

“Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” – Michelle Obama

“Find people who will make you better.” – Michelle Obama

“Money flows into my life from all directions.” 

“I am wealthy.”

“I am a magnet for money. Prosperity is drawn to me.”

“Money comes to me easily and effortlessly.”

“Money is the root of joy and comfort.”

“Fortune sides with him who dares.” – Virgil

“No wealth can ever make a bad man at peace with himself.” – Plato

“Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

“If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.” – Edmund Burke

“My formula for success is rise early, work late and strike oil.” – JP Getty

“The rich invest in time, the poor invest in money.” –  Warren Buffett

“The more you learn, the more you earn.” – Warren Buffett

“If you make meaning, you’ll make money.” – Guy Kawasaki

“Rich people believe “I create my life”. Poor people believe “Life happens to me”.” – T. Harv Eker

“Earn with your mind, not your time.” – Naval Ravikant 

Perfect love is perfectly patient

“Give everything you’ve got. Then rest and wait. Then repeat, until achieved.” –  Maxime Lagacé

“The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others.” – Erik Erikson

“Perfect love is perfectly patient.” – Neal A. Maxwell

“Patience is not the ability to wait. Patience is to be calm no matter what happens, constantly take action to turn it to positive growth opportunities, and have faith to believe that it will all work out in the end while you are waiting.” – Roy T. Bennett

“Patience is a virtue, but there comes a moment when you must stop being patient and take the day by the throat and shake it. If it fights back; fine. I’d rather end up bloody at the end of the day, then unhurt with no progress made, no knowledge gained. I’d rather have a no, then nothing.” – Laurell K. Hamilton

“It will happen but it will take time.” – John Bowlby

“Patience and diligence, like faith, remove mountains.” – William Penn

“One minute of patience, ten years of peace.” – Greek proverb

“You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience.” – Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

“Nothing is hopeless; we must hope for everything.” – Euripides 

“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” – Leo Tolstoy

“A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.” – George Savile

“Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.” – Unknown

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

“Patience can’t be acquired overnight. It is just like building up a muscle. Every day you need to work on it.” – Eknath Easwaran

“Patience is not just about waiting for something. It’s about how you wait, or your attitude while waiting.” – Joyce Meyer

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” – A. Milne

“Patience is the art of hoping.” – Luc de Clapiers

“I’ve learned that anything in life worth having comes from patience and hard work.” – Greg Behrendt

“To bear trials with a calm mind robs misfortune of its strength and burden.” – Seneca

Dream without fear

“Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.” – Albert Einstein 

“Make the action to move closer to your dream the first action you take each day.” – Leo Babauta

“Men dream but dreams hold no value here. What was first the bright light of hope has now turned into a long night of captivity. Lost in the dark we surrender our minds and forget who we are. But some of us have woken up. They remind us that we have a choice.” – Edward Kenway

“Dreams are excursions into the limbo of things, a semi-deliverance from the human prison.” – Henri Amiel

“The dream is the liberation of the spirit from the pressure of external nature, a detachment of the soul from the fetters of matter.” – Sigmund Freud 

“There is nothing like a dream to create the future.” – Victor Hugo

“Once you learn patience, your options suddenly expand.” – Robert Greene

“Keep in mind that dreaming and hoping can make your life better, but it can also make you suffer. Choose a dream worth suffering for.” – Maxime Lagacé

“Imagination is the soul’s happiest retreat.” – James Lendall Basford

“Spread joy. Chase your wildest dreams.” – Patch Adams

“It’s important to have specific dreams. Dream big. Dream without fear.” – Randy Pausch 

“What are we after all our dreams, after all our memories?” – Nicholas Sparks

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

“When I’m old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say, ‘Wow, that was an adventure,’ not, ‘Wow, I sure felt safe.’” – Tom Preston-Werner

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” – Anatole France

“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’ – George Bernard Shaw

“Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.” – Elvis Presley

“I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” – Henry David Thoreau

“We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.” – Woodrow Wilson

“We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.” – Williams Shakespeare

Life is about creating yourself

“Your limitation—it’s only your imagination.”

“Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you.”

“Sometimes later becomes never. Do it now.”

“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” – Stephen King

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John R. Wooden

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

“The road to success is always under construction.” – Lily Tomlin

“If people did not do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson

“I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness.” – Mother Teresa

“One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“The maximum success is reached when you are never busy.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“Living our life deeply and with happiness, having time to care for our loved ones – this is another kind of success, another kind of power, and it is much more important.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“This is the most simple and basic component of life: our struggles determine our successes.” – Mark Manson

“People are successful because they think and act like successful people.” – Roy T. Bennett

“If you start today to do the right thing, you are already a success even if it doesn’t show yet.” – John Maxwell

“Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.” – Tim Fargo

“The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say ‘no’ to almost everything.” – Warren Buffett

We should all celebrate our individuality

“Stop waiting for creative inspiration. Start creating and inspire yourself along the way.” – Ryan Lilly

“Beginning with end in focus ,a proof of self confidence.” – Mohammed Mushtaq GK

“Self confidence. Let’s fight the demon that makes us look smaller than we truly are. Your dream is worth it.” – Daniel Vlcek

“Be at your best when things are at their worst.” – Elhachemi Sabi

“You aren’t ugly, my dear. Do not listen to anyone who would say so, even yourself.” – Amber Jaeger

“If your comfort zone is misery, it’s time to get uncomfortable.” – Charles F. Glassman

“When you say, “I need more confidence,” what you’re really saying is, “I need those people over there to approve of me.” That is the desire to control other people and what they think. The first person who figures out how to do this owns the world.” – Augusten Burroughs

“Self-confidence is the degree of control, conviction and contention on own character.” – Anuj Somany

“It’s better to dance like a fool, than to stand around like an idiot.” – Oliver Gaspirtz

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha

“Self-care is never a selfish act–it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” – Parker Palmer

“Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?” – Brigham Young  

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie

“Once you embrace your value, talents and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.” – Rob Liano

“To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections.” – Sandra Bierig

“I don’t want everyone to like me; I should think less of myself if some people did.” – Henry James

“I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.” – Johnny Depp

“You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are.” – Yogi Bhajan

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.” – W.C. Fields