Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover
Life is not measured by the number of breathes we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.
One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged.
The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are; for what we could become.
All the advice in the world will never help you until you help yourself.
Fred Van Amburgh
To love abundantly is to live abundantly, and to love forever is to live forever.
"How you think about a problem is more important than the problem itself. So always think positively."
Norman Vincent Peale
"Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it."
"You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him."
Dream big dreams, then put on your overalls and go out and make the dreams come true.
Fred Van Amburgh
The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved; it is a reality to be experienced.
Aart van der Leenw
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.
Read not to contradict and confute, not to believe and take for granted, not to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.
One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears, by listening to them.
If you have just one or two spiritual friends with whom you can share your highest aspirations, you should consider yourself richly blessed.
J. Donald Waters
Our life depends on what our thoughts make it.
A thing is worth what it can do for you, not what you choose to pay for it.
If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which has the potential to turn a life around.
The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.
H. Ross Perot
A person's worth in this world is estimated according to the value he puts on himself.
Jean de la Bruyere
Miracles are not contrary to nature; they are only contrary to what we know about nature.
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.
The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful, and then only for a short while.
The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.
Orison Sweet Marden
Reading furnishes the mond only with material for knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Mind control is not one's birthright. The successful few owe their success to perseverance.
We do not remember days; we remember moments.
There isn't a perfect person somewhere, only a more perfect person we might become, and there isn't a paradise someone can lead us to unless it's the world we make for ourselves when we stop expecting it to be delivered by someone else.
Merle Shain, Courage My Love
Surround yourself with people who are going to motivate and inspire you.
Charles M. Marcus, Success is Not a Spectator Sport
Whatever limitations we place upon ourselves are our responsibility. Throwing out the labels we hang on ourselves is the first step towards living the good life.
Andrew Matthews, Being Happy!
Spend time each day being grateful for all the things that are right and good in your life.
Elaine St. James, 365 Simple Reminders
If you think about what you wanted that you didn't get and start to do something to get it, you will feel better instantly.
E. Perry Good, In Pursuit of Happiness
So now, whenever I feel myself getting down or focusing on the gaps in my life, I say to myself, "Aren't I lucky?" and force myself to think of at least five things I'm grateful for.
Tina Sloan, Changing Shoes
More that anything else, people will always remember you for how you made them feel.
Shadonna Richards, A Gift of Hope
Every response to every situation can be presented in a positive manner.
Greg Henry Quinn, 365 Meditations for Teachers
Count your blessings! Things can always get better and could always be worse.
Donald Neviaser, The Inner View
In one minute you can change your attitude and in that minute you can change your entire day.
Spencer Johnson, M.D., One Minute for Yourself
The man who sits back and says complacently that something cannot be done is always beaten by the enterprising fellow who makes a way of doing it.
Lord Beaverbrook, Don't Trust to Luck
Strike the T off your CAN'T and you will develop what it takes to take it. This is the way tough-minded optimists are made.
Norman Vincent Peale, The Tough-Minded Optimist