You learn more in failure

Quotes

“Doubt can motivate you, so don’t be afraid of it. Confidence and doubt are at two ends of the scale, and you need both. They balance each other out.” – Barbra Streisand

“Life imposes things on you that you can’t control, but you still have the choice of how you’re going to live through this.” – Céline Dion

“A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can’t play the part of a wise man.” – Malcolm X

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein

“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.” – Bruce Lee

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pelé

“If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I’m not frightened by anyone’s perception of me.” – Angelina Jolie

“Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” – Coco Chanel

“I felt like it was time to set up my future, so I set a goal. My goal was independence.” – Beyonce

“You learn more in failure than you ever do in success.” – Jay-Z

“We are twice armed if we fight with faith.” – Plato

“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.” – Confucius

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

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

“We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world or make it the last.” – John F. Kennedy

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.” – Kahlil Gibran

“You should learn from your competitor, but never copy. Copy and you die.” – Jack Ma

“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” – John Wooden

“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” – Sheryl Sandberg

“Hasta la vista, baby.” – Terminator

People are like music

Quotes

“The digital camera is a great invention because it allows us to reminisce. Instantly.” – Demetri Martin

“A failure is like fertilizer; it stinks to be sure, but it makes things grow faster in the future.” – Denis Waitley

“Biologically speaking, if something bites you it’s more likely to be female.” – Desmond Morris

“As long as people will accept crap, it will be financially profitable to dispense it.” – Dick Cavett

“A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.” – Don Marquis

“My doctor told me to watch my drinking. Now I drink in front of a mirror.” – Rodney Dangerfield 

“I found there was only one way to look thin: hang out with fat people.” – Rodney Dangerfield

“If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.” – Abraham Lincoln

“You’re only as good as your last haircut.” – Fran Lebowitz

“My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.” – Mitch Hedberg

“I’m sorry. I don’t take orders. I barely take suggestions.”

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” – George Burns

“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Don’t yell at your kids! Lean in real close and whisper, it’s much scarier.”

“Sometimes I’m so tired, I look down at what I’m wearing, and if it’s comfortable enough to sleep in, I don’t even make it into my pajamas. I’m looking down, and I’m like T-shirt and stretchy pants? Yup, that’s pajama-y. Good night.” – Rebecca Romijn

“I will never put off until tomorrow, what I can forget about forever.”

“I went to a restaurant that serves ‘breakfast at any time’. So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance.” – Steven Wright

“Someone asked me, if I were stranded on a desert island what book would I bring… ‘How to Build a Boat.’” – Steven Wright

“A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.” – Steven Wright

“Nothing prepared me for being this awesome. It’s kind of a shock. It’s kind of a shock to wake up every morning and be bathed in this purple light.” – Bill Murray

“People are like music. Some speak the truth, and others are just noise.” – Bill Murray

You change the world by being yourself

Quotes

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu

“You may find the worst enemy or best friend in yourself.” – English Proverb

“Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.” – Winston Churchill

“Be silly, be honest, be kind.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you think someone could use a friend. Be one.” – Unknown

“It’s not what happens to you but how you react to it that matters.” – Epictetus

“You don’t have to be perfect to be amazing.” – Unknown

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

“Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose.” – G.K. Nielson

“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson

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

“You make your own luck if you stay at it long enough.” – Naval Ravikant

“If you can imagine it, we can make it.” – John Dykstra

“Either get busy living or get busy dying.” – Stephen King

“You change the world by being yourself.” – Yoko Ono

“Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.” – Ambrose Bierce

“I have great faith in fools – self-confidence my friends will call it.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“The only thing you can get in a hurry is trouble.” – Navjot Singh Sidhu

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” – Mark Twain

“Show me a man with a tattoo and I’ll show you a man with an interesting past.” – Jack London

Happiness is the natural flower of duty

Quotes

“That man is the richest whose pleasures are cheapest.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.” – Maxim Gorky

“A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.” – Leo Tolstoy

“Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens.” – Douglas Jerrold

“Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place. But there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around.”- E.L. Konigsburg

“Happiness is always the serendipitous result of looking for something else.” – Dr. Idel Dreimer

“Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.” – Don Marquis

“Happiness is the natural flower of duty.” – Phillips Brooks

“Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Happiness is the resultant of the relative strengths of positive and negative feelings rather than an absolute amount of one or the other.” – Norman Bradburn

“The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.” – Carl Sandburg

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” – Reinhold Niebuhr

“Happiness is the default state. It’s what’s there when you remove the sense that something is missing in life.” – Naval Ravikant

“No medicine cures what happiness cannot.” – Gabriel García Márquez

“Cheerfulness is what greases the axles of the world. Don’t go through life creaking.” – H.W. Byles

“Happiness and sadness run parallel to each other. When one takes a rest, the other one tends to take up the slack.” – Hazelmarie Elliott

“True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” – Helen Keller

“Happiness is a form of courage.” – Holbrook Jackson

“All happiness depends on courage and work.” – Honoré de Balzac

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” – Guillaume Apollinaire

The flavour of life is on the edge

Quotes

“Life is a game and true love is a trophy.” – Rufus Wainwright

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

“Life is not an exact science, it is an art.” – Samuel Butler

“Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.” – Brad Henry

“It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.” – Johann Schiller

“When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching – they are your family.” – Jim Butcher

“People tend to complicate their own lives, as if living weren’t already complicated enough.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafón

“Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.” – Rita Mae Brown

“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.” – Dr. Seuss

“Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.” – Lao Tzu

“Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.” – Jim Carrey

“What a kid I got, I told him about the birds and the bees and he told me about the butcher and my wife.” –  Rodney Dangerfield

“Life is so short. I would rather sing one song than interpret the thousand.” – Jack London

“Life is made of ever so many partings welded together.” – Charles Dickens

“The flavour of life is on the edge.” – Naval Ravikant

“The greatest pleasure of life is love.” – Euripides

“Fortune and love favor the brave.” – Ovid 

“The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has been before.” – Albert Einstein

“To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man’s life.” – T.S. Eliot

“The purpose of life is to believe, to hope, and to strive.” – Indira Gandhi

It takes courage to love

Quotes

“Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every other – it is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine; but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.” – Charles Caleb Colton

“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.” – Henrik Ibsen

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi

“You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.” – Oscar Wilde

“The very essence of romance is uncertainty.” – Oscar Wilde

“When you’re in love, truly in love, you never have to question it.” – Michael Faudet

“When love itself comes to kiss you, don’t hold back.” – Rumi

“Love doesn’t die; the men and women do.” – William Faulkner

“The more one judges, the less one loves.” – Honoré de Balzac

“Years of love have been forgotten, in the hatred of a minute.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“The sun loved the moon so much, he died every night just to let her breath.” – Unknown

“The art of love is largely the art of persistence.” – Albert Ellis

“Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.” – Paulo Coelho

“It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“They muddy the water, to make it seem deep.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“He in his madness prays for storms, and dreams that storms will bring him peace.” – Leo Tolstoy

“The passion for destruction is also a creative passion.” – Mikhail Bakunin

“One day we will be dead. But today I’ll give it my best not to blame, complain, drain. Today I’ll give my best not to regret or forget.” – James Altucher

Smiling is free therapy

Quotes

“Don’t raise your voice. Improve your argument.”

“Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice.” – Henry Ford

“Some people are so poor, all they have is money.” – Jack Kerouac

“All generalizations are false, including this one.” – Mark Twain

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

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

“The real business of life is trying to understand each other.” – Gilbert Parker

“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.” – Joseph F. Newton

“Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.” – Euripides

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” – Elbert Hubbard

“The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.” – Hubert H. Humphrey

“All you need is love.” – John Lennon

“Do all things with love.” – Og Mandino

“Every lover is a soldier.” – Ovid

“Who, being loved, is poor?” – Oscar Wilde

“Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.”

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” – André Gide

“I found that there is only one thing that heals every problem, and that is: to know how to love yourself.” – Louise Hay

“Smile, it’s free therapy.”

“Freedom lies in being bold.” – Robert Frost

Hope is a good thing

Quotes

“I don’t care that they stole my idea… I care that they don’t have any of their own.” – Nikola Tesla

“A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.” – William Shakespeare

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

“Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.” – Isaac Newton

“To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.” – Nicolaus Copernicus

“I don’t believe that old cliche that good things come to those who wait. I think good things come to those who want something so bad they can’t sit still.” – Ashton Kutcher

“I had to stop going to auditions thinking, ‘Oh, I hope they like me.’ I had to go in thinking I was the answer to their problem.” – George Clooney

“If you have no critics you’ll likely have no success.” – Malcolm X 

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

“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.” – Rosa Parks

“Hope is the bedrock of this nation. The belief that our destiny will not be written for us, but by us, by all those men and women who are not content to settle for the world as it is, who have the courage to remake the world as it should be.” – Barack Obama

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

“We all do better when we work together. Our differences do matter, but our common humanity matters more.” – Bill Clinton

“Will our children ask, “why didn’t you act?”. Or ask, “How did you find the moral courage to rise up and change?”” –  Al Gore

“Remember, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things.” – Stephen King

“I’ll be back.” – Terminator

“Salvation lies within.” – Shawshank Redemption

“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” – Shawshank Redemption

“I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying.” – Shawshank Redemption

“Elementary, my dear Watson.” – The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The cure for boredom is curiosity

Quotes

“Never doubt the courage of the French. They were the ones who discovered that snails are edible.” – Doug Larson

“To err is human; to admit it, superhuman.” – Doug Larson

“Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.” – Douglas Adams

“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” – Dorothy Parker

“I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don’t know the answer.” – Douglas Adams

“I drank some boiling water because I wanted to whistle.” – Mitch Hedberg

“What a nice night for an evening.” – Steven Wright

“I walk around like everything is fine, but deep down, inside my shoe, my sock is sliding off.” 

“Do Lipton employees take coffee breaks?” – Steven Wright

“I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.” – Steven Wright

“The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable.” – Lane Olinghouse

“Everyone should have kids. They are the greatest joy in the world. But they are also terrorists. You’ll realize this as soon as they are born and start using sleep deprivation to torture you.” – Ray Romano

“I don’t know what’s more exhausting about parenting: the getting up early, or the acting like you know what you’re doing.” – Jim Gaffigan

“It just occurred to me that the majority of my diet is made up of the foods that my kid didn’t finish.” – Carrie Underwood

“When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you.” – Nora Ephron

“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” – A. A. Milne

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” – Abraham Lincoln

“If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?” – Abraham Lincoln

“The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” – Albert Einstein

“All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal or fattening.” – Alexander Woollcott

“War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.” – Ambrose Bierce

Live each day as if your life had just begun

Quotes

“Whoever loves much, performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.” – Vincent Van Gogh

“The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Live each day as if your life had just begun.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“Work until your rivals become idols.” – Drake

“You can’t have a million dollar dream on a minimum wage work ethic.” – Unknown

“You must do the kind of things you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“It’s not what you do once in a while it’s what you do day in and day out that makes the difference.” – Jenny Craig

“Falling down is how we grow. Staying down is how we die.” – Brian Vaszily

“Wealth isn’t about having a lot of money it’s about having a lot of options.” – Chris Rock

“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you.” – Derek Jeter

“The only way round is through.” – Robert Frost

“Seek life, not comfort.” – Maxime Lagacé

“Pain or love or danger makes you real again.” – Jack Kerouac

“Begin, be bold and venture to be wise.” – Horace

“We are our choices.” – Jean-Paul Sartre

“It’s not bragging if you can back it up.” – Muhammad Ali

“The wisest men follow their own direction.” – Euripides 

“Better to have, and not need, than to need, and not have.” – Franz Kafka

“You are free, and that is why you are lost.” – Franz Kafka

“From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.” – Franz Kafka