If I had my life to live over, I’d dare to make more mistakes next time.

~ Nadine Stair

Your Past Does not = your Future.

~ Tony Robbins

Life is not meant to be gulped and lived and understood all in the same afternoon, but to be tasted and savored a little at a time.

~ Tian Dayton

An object or person in itself does not have the power to enslave me, but the importance I attach to it does.

~ Tian Dayton

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.

~ Helen Keller

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

~ Oscar Wilde

The very best thing you can do for the whole world is to make the most of yourself.

~ Wallace Wattles

I certainly don’t regret my experiences because without them, I couldn’t imagine who or where I would be today. Life is an amazing gift to those who have overcome great obstacles, and attitude is everything!

~ Sasha Azevedo

Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.

~ Sam Walton

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.

~ William Arthur Ward

If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake.

~ Frank Wilczek

Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.

~ Mark Twain

In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.

~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great is the man who has not lost his childlike heart.

~ Mencius

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.

~ Denis Waitley

Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains two descriptions: might have, and should have.

~ Louis E. Boone

I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but by how high he bounces when he hits bottom.

~ George Patton

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

~ Confucius

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

~ Robert Frost

Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You’re able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment.

~ Ralph Marston

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon-instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.

~ Dale Carnegie

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.

~ Nelson Mandela

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.

~ Nelson Mandela

You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.

~ Jim Rohn

I never worry about action, but only inaction.

~ Winston Churchill

If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us.

~ Hermann Hesse

As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.

~ Marian Anderson

Pray to God, but continue to row to shore.

~ Russian Proverb

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.

~ Nelson Mandela

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

~ Howard Thurman

Paradox… Life is a mystery. Don’t waste time trying to figure it out. Humour… Keep a sense of humour, especially about yourself. It is a strength beyond all measure. Change… Know that nothing stays the same.

~ From the major motion picture Peaceful Warrior

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.

~ Mark Twain

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.

~ Carl Bard

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.

~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

~ Henry Ford

People who know nothing in depth commonly assume that their opinions are the same kind of thing as knowledge

~ Kieran Egan

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.

~ Mark Twain

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.

~ Elbert Hubbard

There is a saying in Japan: Asking a question may be a shame at that moment, yet not knowing the answer is the shame of the lifetime.

~ Unknown

The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best is now.

~ Chinese proverb

I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.

~ Mark Twain

He, who every morning plans the
transactions of the day, and follows that
plan carries a thread that will guide him
through a labyrinth of the most busy life

~ Victor Hugo

Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

Talk low, talk slow and don’t say too much.

~ John Wayne

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

~ Mark Twain

I’ve lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.

~ Mark Twain

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.

~ Mark Twain

In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

~ Orwel

Life is a game. In order to have a game, something has to be more important than something else. If what already is, is more important than what isn’t, the game is over. So, life is a game in which what isn’t, is more important than what is.

~ Werner Erhard

People who do not shrink from self crucifixion can never fail to accomplish the object upon which their hearts are set.

~ James Allen

Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.

~ Socrates

The chiefest action for a man of great spirit is never to be out of action… the soul was never put into the body to stand still.

~ John Webster

Awakening is possible only for those who seek it and want it, for those who are ready to struggle with themselves and work on themselves for a very long time and very persistently in order to attain it.

~ G.I. Gurdjieff

The successful person has the habit of doing the things failures don’t like to do… They don’t like doing them either necessarily. But their disliking is subordinated to the strength of their purpose.

~ E. M. Gray

Those who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how’.

~ Viktor E. Frankl

But there was no need to be ashamed of tears, for tears bore witness that a man had the greatest of courage, the courage to suffer.

~ Viktor E. Frankl

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.

~ Viktor E. Frankl

The truth is, once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.

~ Mitch Albom

Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.

~ André Gide

Even a clock that does not work, is right twice a day.

~ Polish Proverb

If you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one.

~ Russian Proverb

The unexamined life is not worth living.

~ Socrates

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

~ Socrates

Success depends upon previous preparation, & without such preparation there is sure to be failure.

~ Confucius

You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

The biggest coward of a man is to awaken the love of a woman without the intention of loving her.

~ Bob Marley

Progress always involves risk. You can’t steal second base & keep your foot on first.

~ Frederick Wilcox

You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration.

~ James Allen

A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with – a man is what he makes of himself.

~ Alexander Graham Bell

People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within.

~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Eloquence, at its highest pitch, leaves little room for reason or reflection, but addresses itself entirely to the desires and affections, captivating the willing hearers, and subduing their understanding.

~ David Hume

Communication is not what I meant to say but what the other person received

~ Unknown

Happiness is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal

~ Earl Nightingale

The greatest need of human beings is for a sense of meaning and purpose in life, for a goal to work toward.

~ Viktor Frankl

If you really knew how little others think about you, you would be insulted.

~ Brian Tracey

Integrity is not so much a value in itself; it is the value that guarantees all the other values.

~ Brian Tracey

What has a man profited if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul

~ Matthew 16:26

We can never get today back, whatever you did today is gone forever, make everyday count, go after your dreams my son.

~ Unknown

It isn’t normal to know what we want. It is a rare and difficult psychological achievement.

~ Abraham Maslow

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.

~ Marianne Williamson

For too many life is filled with unpleasant necessities that do not feed the human spirit, even though they may feed the human body.

~ Robert Fritz

You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage — pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically, to say ‘no’ to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger ‘yes’ burning inside.

~ Stephen Covey

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.

~ T.E. Lawrence

You want to live, but tell me, is the kind of life you lead really any different from being dead?

~ Seneca

Individuals who depart from the norms — heroes, saints, sages, artists, and poets, as well as madmen and criminals — look for different things in life than most others do.

~ M. Csikszentmihalyi

Do not be misled by a false notion of obligation or duty. You can owe no possible obligation or duty to others which should prevent you from making the most of yourself. Be true to yourself, and you cannot then be false to any man.

~ Wallace Wattles

Mental energy is not a fixed substance. It rises and falls with our passion and commitment to what we are doing at the time.

~ Ken Robinson

The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short.

~ Abraham Maslow

If a warrior is to succeed at anything, the success must come gently, with a great deal of effort but with no stress or obsession.

~ Carlos Castaneda

My heart is afraid it will have to suffer. Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams.

~ Paulo Coelho

You have to be willing to spend most of your time on a plateau, to keep practicing even when you seem to be getting nowhere.

~ George Leonard

You enter the forest at the darkest point, where there is no path. Where there is a way or a path, it is someone else’s path. If you follow someone else’s way, you are not going to realize your potential.

~ Joseph Campbell

Art is a personal act of courage, something one human does that creates change in another.

~ Seth Godin

You’ll find that work itself is making you happy and whole. Not just the results of your labor, but the labor itself. The work itself becomes the process by which you obtain happiness. The work becomes your savior.

~ Russell Simmons

Be so good they can’t ignore you.

~ Steve Martin

Most people have a carefully crafted, well-justified story about why they can’t take their Big Leap.

~ Gay Hendricks

If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you’ll be unhappy for the rest of your life.

~ Abraham Maslow