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

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“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

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“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

Happiness will bring you success

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“It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.” – Epicurus

“Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.” – William Feather

“Happiness is being content with what you have, living in freedom and liberty, having a good family life and good friends.” – Divyanka Tripathi

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

“The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.” –  Doug Larson

“Happiness is your dentist telling you it won’t hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.” – Johnny Carson

“Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.” – Mildred Barthel

“Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world.” – Orhan Pamuk

“Happiness is an accident of nature, a beautiful and flawless aberration.” – Pat Conroy

“Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.” – Aristotle

“It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

“Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.” – Billy Graham

“Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It’s a journey of discovery – there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair.” – Rick Warren

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

“We are seldom happy with what we now have, but would go to pieces if we lost any part of it.” – Mignon McLaughlin

“I think the key to life is just being a happy person, and happiness will bring you success.” – Diego Val

“The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.” – Epictetus

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

“Happiness is only real when shared.” – Jon Krakauer 

Life is the journey

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“Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.” – Sholom Aleichem

“Life is fragile. We’re not guaranteed a tomorrow so give it everything you’ve got.” – Tim Cook 

“Life is about learning; when you stop learning, you die.” – Tom Clancy

“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” – Theodore Hesburgh

“Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.” – David Ogden Stiers

“Children are a poor man’s riches.” – English Proverb

“The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which bridge to burn.” – David Russell

“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” –  Oprah Winfrey 

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” – Lao Tzu

“Love is the goal, life is the journey.” – Osho 

“We are evolved to search for meaning but ultimately life has none.” – Naval Ravikant

“This is your life and it’s ending one minute at a time.” -Tyler Durden 

“The more unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems to him.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

“The shortness of life, so often lamented, may be the best thing about it.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

“In the book of life, the answers aren’t in the back.” – Charlie Brown

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa

“Be willing to sacrifice what you think you have today for the life that you want tomorrow.” – Neil Strauss

“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” – Tony Robbins

“Your best life will not be found in comfort. It will be found in fighting for what you believe in.” – Maxime Lagacé

“The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.” – Neil Gaiman

Love is the poetry of the senses

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“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” – Eskimo Proverb

“Just because it didn’t last forever, doesn’t mean it wasn’t worth your while.” – Unknown

“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” – Winnie the Pooh

“If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.” – Barbara De Angelis

“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.” – Anaïs Nin

“Love does not dominate; it cultivates.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“When you adopt the viewpoint that there is nothing that exists that is not part of you, that there is no one who exists who is not part of you, that any judgment you make is self-judgment, that any criticism you level is self-criticism, you will wisely extend to yourself an unconditional love that will be the light of the world.” – Harry Palmer

“The problem is not to find the answer, it’s to face the answer.” – Terence McKenna

“If it is not necessary to decide, it is necessary not to decide.” – Lord Acton

“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of intelligence.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“There is no truth. There is only perception.” – Gustave Flaubert

“That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is. Most people love you for who you pretend to be.” – Jim Morrison

“Love is like a tree: it grows by itself, roots itself deeply in our being and continues to flourish over a heart in ruin.” – Victor Hugo

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.” – Kahlil Gibran

“When one is in love, a cliff becomes a meadow.” – Ethiopian proverb

“If love is a sickness, patience is the remedy.” – Cameroon proverb

“Love is the poetry of the senses.” – Honoré de Balzac

“Let your love be like the misty rain, coming softly but flooding the river.” – Liberian proverb

“If the full moon loves you, why worry about the stars?” – Tunisian proverb

Gratitude changes everything

Quotes

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

“It’s so strange that autumn is so beautiful; yet everything is dying.” 

“It’s no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.” – Mark Twain

“The man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” – James Crook

“What counts can’t always be counted; what can be counted doesn’t always count.” – Albert Einstein

“Speak low, if you speak love.” – William Shakespeare

“Love is the absence of judgment.” – Dalai Lama

“If you wished to be loved, love.” – Seneca

“Love the sinner and hate the sin.” – Augustine of Hippo

“If a thing loves, it is infinite.” – William Blake

“A happy wife is a happy life.” – Gavin Rossdale

“Happiness lies in perspective.”

“Boredom: the desire for desires.” –  Leo Tolstoy

“Do more of what makes you happy.”

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.” – Aristotle

“True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.” – David Tyson

“‘Enough’ is a feast.” – Buddhist proverb

“Count your blessings.” – Og Mandino

“Be obsessively grateful.”

“Gratitude changes everything.”

Football is like life

Quotes

“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” – Peter Drucker

“People are more impressed by the power of our example rather than the example of our power.” – Bill Clinton

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.” – Voltaire

“Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.” – Immanuel Kant

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi

“Football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.” – Vince Lombardi

“I became an overachiever to get approval from the world.” – Madonna

“Don’t think money does everything or you are going to end up doing everything for money.” – Voltaire

“You’ll have bad times, but it’ll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren’t paying attention to.” – Good Will Hunting

“Going in one more round when you don’t think you can. That’s what makes all the difference in your life.” – Rocky Balboa

“Wax on, wax off.” -The Karate Kid

“Life’s simple. You make choices and you don’t look back.” – The Fast and The Furious

“The most important thing in life will always be the people in this room. Right here, right now.” – The Fast and The Furious

“Most people fail in life because they major in minor things.” – Tony Robbins

“I’m continually trying to make choices that put me against my own comfort zone. As long as you’re uncomfortable, it means you’re growing.” – Ashton Kutcher

“You’ve got enemies? Good, that means you actually stood up for something.” – Eminem

“From the beginning, it wasn’t about the ends. It was about busting raps and standing for something.” – Eminem

“Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it.” – Malcolm X

“You have to wake the people up first, then you’ll get action.” – Malcolm X

Love is blind

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“When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. I’m beginning to believe it.” – Clarence Darrow

“A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year. I told him, ‘At my age, I don’t even buy green bananas.’” – Claude Pepper

“They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning.” – Clint Eastwood

“I’m too drunk to taste this chicken.” – Colonel Sanders

“A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the authors of that study: ‘Duh.’” – Conan O’Brien

“Am I perfect? No. But am I striving to be a better person every day? Also no.”

“Maybe you should eat some makeup so you can be pretty on the inside too.”

“Love is blind; friendship tries not to notice.” – Otto von Bismarck 

“It’s only because of their stupidity that they’re able to be so sure of themselves.” – Franz Kafka

“Do you ever think if people heard our conversations they’d lock us up? All the time.” – Wendy Mass

“Obviously, if I was serious about having a relationship with someone long-term, the last people I would introduce him to would be my family.” – Chelsea Handler

“My nickname is ‘Mom’, but my full name is ‘Mom Mom Mom Mom Mom Mom’.”

“Toddler: Emotionally unstable pint-sized dictator with the uncanny ability to know exactly how far to push you towards utter insanity before reverting to a loveable creature.”

“I never know what to say when people ask me what my hobbies are. I mean, I’m a mom.”

“A man in love is incomplete until he is married. Then he’s finished.” – Zsa Zsa Gabor 

“It would be nice to spend billions on schools and roads, but right now that money is desperately needed for political ads.” – Andy Borowitz

“The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.” – Andy Rooney

“At every party there are two kinds of people – those who want to go home and those who don’t. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other.” – Ann Landers

“Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.” – Benjamin Franklin

You can be happy where you are

Quotes

“Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized. In the first, it is ridiculed. In the second, it is opposed. In the third, it is regarded as self evident.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

“The difference between a successful person and others is not lack of strength not a lack of knowledge but rather a lack of will.” – Vince Lombardi

“Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

“Always be careful when you follow the masses. Sometimes the m is silent.” –  Unknown

“Never let anyone treat you like you’re regular glue. You’re glitter glue.”

“If you fall – I’ll be there.” – Floor

“When Plan “A” doesn’t work, don’t worry, you still have 25 more letters to go through.” – Unknown

“If you think you’re too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” – Dalai Lama

“If at first you don’t succeed, then skydiving isn’t for you.” – Steven Wright

“A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure.” – Unknown

“I find television very educational. Every time someone turns it on, I go in the other room and read a book.” – Groucho Marx

“Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.” – Kyle Chandler

“A goal should scare you a little and excite you a lot.” – Joe Vitale

“Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.” – Napoleon Hill

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S. Eliot

“You can be happy where you are.” – Joel Osteen

“An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.” – Friedrich Engels

“Someday, somehow, this will all make sense.” – Maxime Lagacé

“Fear, pain, envy, sadness, frustration. Your natural reaction will be to replace them and seek pleasure. Don’t do that. Instead, understand them. They can teach you something and it could be useful.” – Maxime Lagacé

“You have as much laughter as you have faith.” – Martin Luther