“In order to seek one’s own direction, one must simplify the mechanics of ordinary, everyday life.” – Plato

“Keep going. Be all in.” –  Bryan Hutchinson

“My life is my argument.” –  Albert Schweitzer

“Dream big. Pray bigger.”

“Leave no stone unturned.” –  Euripides

“Fight till the last gasp.” – William Shakespeare

“Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” – Steve Jobs

“Broken crayons still color.” 

“And so the adventure begins.”

“If you want it, work for it.”

“You can if you think you can.” – George Reeves

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.” – Robert Collier

 “Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.” – Maxwell Maltz

“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

“Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity.” – Katrina Mayer

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

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.” – Robert Hand

“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” – Mark Twain

“Life is too short to learn German.” – Oscar Wilde

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“Simplicity is the glory of expression.” – Walt Whitman

“Prove them wrong.”

“Good things happen to those who hustle.” – Anaïs Nin 

“He who is brave is free.” – Seneca

“Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.” – Winston

“The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.” – William Blake

“There is no saint without a past, no sinner without a future.” – Augustine of Hippo

“No guts, no story.” –  Chris Brady

“My life is my message.” –  Mahatma Gandhi

“Screw it, let’s do it.” – Richard Branson

“Boldness be my friend.” – William Shakespeare

“Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.” – Deborah Day

“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” – Benjamin Spock

“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.” – Shannon L. Alder

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

“If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.” – Charles Bukowski

“To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” – Robert Morley

“Beauty begins the moment you decided to be yourself.” – Coco Chanel

“People who want the most approval get the least and the people who need approval the least get the most.” – Wayne Dyer

“The best is yet to come.”

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“Simple pleasures are the last healthy refuge in a complex world.” – Oscar Wilde

“You can totally do this.” 

“Impossible is for the unwilling.” – John Keats 

“No pressure, no diamonds.” – Thomas Carlyle

“Stay foolish to stay sane.” – Maxime Lagacé

“When nothing goes right, go left.” 

“Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett 

“Don’t tell people your plans. Show them your results.”

“I can and I will.” 

“Take the risk or lose the chance.” 

“Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.” – André Gide

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

“The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.” – Maya Angelou

“Your problem is you’re… too busy holding onto your unworthiness.” – Ram Dass

“Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness.” – Jean Vanier

“Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.” – Malcolm S. Forbes

“There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anaïs Nin

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

“Dust settles. I don’t.”

“Nothing lasts forever.”

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I was born to do this


“You’ll seldom experience regret for anything that you’ve done. It is what you haven’t done that will torment you.” – Wayne Dyer

“Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.” – Albert Schweitzer

“Anything I’ve ever done that ultimately was worthwhile…initially scared me to death.” – Betty Bender

“You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Many people are afraid of the dark, but the real tragedy is those who are afraid of the light.” – Unknown

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” – Robert Frost

“Life really does begin at forty. Up until then, you are just doing research.” – Carl Gustav Jung

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” – William Skakespeare

“Life, it seems, is nothing if not a series of initiations, transitions, and incorporations.” – Alan Dundes

“I am not afraid. I was born to do this.” – Joan of Arc

“You are not designed for everyone to like you.”

“Accept who you are. Unless you’re a serial killer.” – Ellen DeGeneres

“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are.” – Kurt Cobain

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” – Oscar Wilde

“Whatever makes you weird is probably your greatest asset.”

“The good man is the friend of all living things.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.” – Euripides

“Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo Click to tweet

“Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures.” – Seneca

“The language of friendship is not words but meanings.” – Henry David Thoreau

Suffering is optional


“Please all, and you will please none.” – Aesop

“The fool wonders, the wise man asks.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.”

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”

“A man can’t ride your back unless it’s bent.” – Martin Luther King Jr

“Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.” – Maya Angelou

“I’ve never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is only a temporary situation.” –  Mike Todd

“Enjoy the little things in life because one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.”

“I think people spend too much time staring into screens and not enough time drinking wine, tongue kissing, and dancing under the moon.” – Rachel Wolchin

“To love is to act.” – Victor Hugo 

“If you are lonely when you’re alone, you are in bad company.” – Jean-Paul Sartre

“The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.” – Mark Twain

“I’m currently under construction. Thank you for your patience.”

“The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.” – Rita Mae Brown

“Be yourself. People don’t have to like you, and you don’t have to care.”

“Friends? You don’t need more than your few close ones.” – Alden Tan

“Wherever we are, it is our friends that make our world.” – Henry Drummond

“It’s a beautiful thing to love others just as they are.”

“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” – Henry Ford

“If you have one true friend you have more than your share.” – Thomas Fuller

Smiling is free therapy


“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

Gratitude changes everything


“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.”

Start each day with a grateful heart


“As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.” – Vivian Komori

“Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary.” – Ray Knight

“It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.” – Mark Twain

“So it goes.” – Kurt Vonnegut 

“In true love, you attain freedom.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“Economized love is never real love.” – Honore De Balzac

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

“The more you judge, the less you love.” -Honore de Balzac

“Lovers quarrels are the renewal of love.” – Terence

“The less I needed, the better I felt.” – Charles Bukowski

“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough.” – Mother Teresa

“Happiness can exist only in acceptance.” – George Orwell

“Man is the artificer of his own happiness.” -Henry David Thoreau

“One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.” – Rita Mae Brown

“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” – Aesop

“Start each day with a grateful heart.”

“Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.” – Karl Barth

“Expect nothing and appreciate everything.”

“A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles.”

True love is a trophy


“Live the life you’ve dreamed. “ – Henry David Thoreau

“Life is not fair; get used to it.” – Bill Gates

“Life is a long lesson in humility.” – James M. Barrie

“Life is a lively process of becoming.” – Douglas MacArthur

“Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.” – Doris Day

“Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.” – Gertrude Stein

“Don’t forget who was with you from the start.”

“When one has a grateful heart, life is so beautiful.” – Roy T. Bennett

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Ludwig Jacobowski

“The unexamined life is not worth living.” – Socrates

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

“To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.” – Karen Sunde

“Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.” – John Lennon

“If love appears, boundaries will disappear.” – Osho

“Intense love does not measure, it just gives.” – Mother Teresa

“To live happily is an inward power of the soul.” – Marcus Aurelius

“Anything you’re good at contributes to happiness.” – Bertrand Russell

“A happy soul is the best shield for a cruel world.” – Atticus

“There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“Never expect anything. You’ll never be disappointed.”

Stay true to you


“Life is largely a matter of expectation.” –  Homer

“Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.” – Mae West

“Don’t wait. Life goes faster than you think.”

“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard.”

“Life is too important to be taken seriously.” – Oscar Wilde

“They do not love that do not show their love.” – William Shakespeare

“Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.” – Benjamin Franklin

“The more you love, the more you become lovable.” – Osho

“You cannot save people, you can just love them.” – Anaïs Nin

“Love is a thing that is full of cares and fears.” – Ovid

“Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.” – Buddha 

“Happiness is the absence of the pursuit of happiness.”

“Stay true to you and you will end up incredibly happy.”

“Happiness is needing less. Unhappiness is wanting more.”

“If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment.” – Carlos Santana

“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“Pull over to the side of your journey and look how far you’ve come.”

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – Winnie the Pooh

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero