Best Quotes of All Time!

Best Quotes of All Time!

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In no particular order…

Here’s a list of our TOP 100+ favorite quotes and sayings:

  1. “This is a wonderful day.  I’ve never seen this one before!” ~Maya Angelou 
  2. “A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.” ~Italian Proverb
  3. “Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is.  Treat a man as he could be, and he will become what he should be.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  4. “We rise by lifting others.” ~Germany Kent
  5. “When you feel like stopping think about why you started.”  ~unknown
  6. “We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.” ~John Dryden
  7. “Time is how you spend your love.”  ~Zadie Smith
  8. “Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are our own fears.” ~Rudyard Kipling
  9. “A mind is like a parachute – it doesn’t work unless it’s open” ~Frank Zappa
  10. “Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.” ~Erica Jong
  11. “Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.” ~Desmond Tutu
  12. “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” ~Neil Gaiman
  13. “If you did not get what you want it was a sign that you did not really want it or you tried to bargain over the price.” ~Rudyard Kipling
  14. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” ~Roy T. Bennett
  15. “Children’s minds are like banks-whatever you put in, you get back 10 years later with interest.” ~Dr Cline 
  16. “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” ~Jim Rohn
  17. “When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself” ~Wayne W. Dyer
  18. “If the past never helped you why would you ever take it into the future with you?” ~Shannon L. Alder
  19. “What we focus on we create—Be it good or bad.” ~Gabrielle Bernstein
  20. “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may not remember, involve me and I’ll understand.” ~Native American proverb
  21. “If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.”  ~Tal Ben-Shahar
  22. “A ship in harbour is safe but that is not what ships are built for.” ~John Shedd
  23. “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you. ~Fred Devito
  24. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” ~George Addair
  25. “Look for what is good and you will certainly find it.” ~Anne Perry
  26. “If you get up high enough the sun will always shine.” ~unknown
  27. “Tough times never last, tough people do.” ~Robert H. Schuller
  28. “Mankind’s greatest achievements have come about by talking, and its greatest failures by not talking.” ~Stephen Hawking
  29. “Sometimes you’ve taken into troubled waters not to drown but to be cleansed.” ~unknown
  30. “Rewrite your tale of woe as a tale of wow.” ~Karen Salmansohn
  31. “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” ~Lou Holtz
  32. “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” ~Winston Churchill
  33. “How you do anything is how you do everything.” ~Zen Buddhist Saying
  34. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” ~Mae West
  35. “You are only one thought away from a good feeling.” ~Sheila Krystal
  36. “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.” ~Vernon Law 
  37. “I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it.  I want to have lived the width of it as well.” ~Diane Ackerman
  38. “The miracle is this, the more we share… the more we have.” ~Leonard Nimoy
  39. “Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  40. “Happiness is not contained in what you get; happiness is gained by what you become.” ~Jim Rohn
  41. “Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.” ~African Proverb
  42. “It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.” ~W. Somerset Maugham
  43. “The Earth without art is just eh.” ~unknown
  44. “Oftentimes, everything you want is a mere inch outside your comfort zone.” ~Bryan Johnson
  45. “Hidden in all misfortune is good fortune.” -Concept in The Tao Te Ching
  46. “Confidence comes not from always being right, but from not fearing to be wrong.” ~Peter T. McIntyre
  47. “Having a dream you don’t pursue is like buying an ice-cream cone and watching it melt…” ~Frank Papasso 
  48. “Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers.”  ~Rainer Maria Rilke
  49. “It’s the silence between the notes that makes the music.” ~Timothy Ferriss
  50. “He who buys what he does not need steals from himself.” ~Swedish Proverb
  51. “Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.” ~Peter Ustinov
  52. “Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” ~Chinese Proverb
  53. “To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children… to leave the world a bit better… To know even one life has breathed easier because you lived. This is to have succeeded.“ ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  54. “Every person you meet in life is either a warning or an example—a warning of what not to do or an example of what to do.” ~Jairek Robbins
  55. “A winner is a loser who tried one more time.” ~unknown
  56. “Hope is a form of conscious dream making.” ~Kilroy J. Oldster
  57. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” ~Mary Anne Radmacher
  58. “The wise man will always reflect concerning the quality, not the quantity of life.” ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  59. “Home is people. Not a place. If you go back there after the people are gone, then all you can see is what is not there any more.” ~Robin Hobb
  60. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ~Mahatma Gandhi
  61. “Hope is like car keys, they’re easy to lose, but if you do enough digging, then you’ll see it was not far away.” ~Unknown
  62. “The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting.” ~Walt Disney
  63. “Keep skid-chains on your tongue; always say less than you think. How you say things often counts far more than what you say.” ~The Road To Happiness
  64. “Don’t grieve, anything you lose comes round in another form.” ~Rumi 
  65. “Pride, gratitude, and compassion, push us not only to cooperate with others but also to help our own future selves.” ~Scott Marcus 
  66. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” ~Oprah
  67. “Then out spake brave Horatius, The Captain of the Gate: “To every man upon this earth Death cometh soon or late. And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds, For the ashes of his fathers, And the temples of his gods.” ~Thomas Babington Macaulay, Lays of Ancient Rome
  68. “The noblest art is that of making others happy.” ~P.T Barnum
  69. “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” ~William Arthur Ward
  70. “Act the way you’d like to be and soon you’ll be the way you act.” ~George W. Crane
  71. “People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed. Never throw out anyone.” ~Audrey Hepburn
  72. “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
  73. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ~George Bernard Shaw
  74. “A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” ~William Arthur Ward
  75. “It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.” ~Marcus Aurelius
  76. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ~Thomas Edison
  77. “Not everything which is bad comes to hurt us.”~Italian Proverb
  78. “Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning… Anyone can start over and make a new ending.”  ~Chico Xavier
  79. “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” ~Linda Grayson
  80. “The joy that you give to others is the joy that comes back to you.” ~John Greenleaf Whittier
  81. “When you close your heart or close your mind, you hide within the darkness within you.” ~Michael A. Singer
  82. The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things into your life.” ~Roy T. Bennett
  83. “Always laugh when you can, it is cheap medicine.” ~George Gordon Byron
  84. “It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.”  ~David Steindl-Rast
  85. “Life grows lovely where you are.” ~Mathilde Blind
  86. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” ~George Eliot
  87. “We might not have the freedom to control our situations, but we have the freedom to find meaning in every experience.” ~Jian Jiang
  88. “Endeavor to live a simple life, but filled with complex love.” ~Auliq-Ice
  89. “When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” ~Paulo Coelho
  90. “The best portion of a good man’s life: his little, nameless unremembered acts of kindness and love.” ~William Wordsworth
  91. “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” ~Pablo Picasso
  92. “Gratitude was never a noun; it’s secretly a verb. It is not a place you accept defeat, settle in for broken dreams or call it the best life will get. Gratitude is getting out of laziness, self pity, denial and insecurity, in order to walk through that door that has been open for you this entire time.” ~Shannon L. Alder
  93. “Friendship is like a book. It takes a few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write.” ~unknown
  94. “When the outlook isn’t good, try the uplook.” ~Zig Ziglar
  95. “To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.” ~Chinese Proverb
  96. “A sense of purpose is an incredible alarm clock.” ~Unknown
  97. “Happiness is wanting what you have.” ~Bryan Callen
  98. There’s nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.”  ~Stephen Chbosky
  99. “We do not see the world as it is but as we are.” ~Anaïs Nin
  100. “A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.” ~John Burroughs
  101. “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” ~Warren Buffett.
  102. “Listening is about being present, not just being quiet.” ~Krista Tippett
  103. “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” ~Robert Kiyosaki
  104. “The road to success is always under construction.” ~Lily Tomlin
  105. “There are two great days in your life….One being the day you are born….the other being the day you find out why.” ~Mark Twain
The Hall of Bobby

The Hall of Bobby

[Writing Prompt] When you die, you appear in a cinema with a number of other people who look like you. You find out that they are your previous reincarnations, and soon you all begin watching your next life on the big screen.

Bobby took one look around him and a thousand versions of him stared back at him smiling. Er, well, at least he thought they looked a lot like him. Some had long hair. Some had glasses. Some wore suits from the “Mad Men” era it seemed. Some wore farmers clothing, others wore doctor’s coats. They were all the things that Bobby had ever dreamed of, and they were standing right there. A sign above him said, “Hall B” and someone shouted, “Welcome to the Hall of Bobby”! And a loud applause broke out.

Standing next to him was a man wearing a beret. He had a feeling that the natural tendencies that he had for art somehow were connected to him. He, himself, he had been a writer. Writing like his life depended on it. Writing all the way up until the night of the… he paused… the accident.

It was all starting to come back. He had been at the newspaper office very late writing a piece for the front page. It was about 3am when he got into his car and a big giant post came out of nowhere. And then blam, he ended up here.

The man in the beret said, “We really enjoyed the pieces you wrote. You really should have chosen Carol though over your work. I think you would have lived a happier life!”

“Yes! You definitely would have,” said a man 4 chairs down. He seemed to be dressed like a drummer in a band.

An usher came by. He had wings on his back and he was dressed in white, and said, “Here’s your seat here sir,” pointing to the open seat next to the beret wearing man.

“The movie will be starting soon, please take your seat…”

“But… what is this place?” Bobby asked.

Read More:

https://medium.com/the-positopian/the-hall-of-bobby-765c2f6d43e4

Let Gratitude Be Your Guide

Let Gratitude Be Your Guide

I had already been there for 45 minutes when they told me,

“It’s going to be at least another hour until the doctor can see you.”

A million things raced through my head but I decided to respond with the only word I could get out.

“Ok.”

It was a mix of emotions sitting there inside me. Frustration dancing around with sadness, high-fiving anxiety, pulling around pain.

But then it came…

Gratitude.

Read More: https://medium.com/the-positopian/let-gratitude-be-your-guide-4f599f49c90c

5 Fascinating Ways to Transform Your Weaknesses into Strengths

5 Fascinating Ways to Transform Your Weaknesses into Strengths

I remember a story I heard once of a prison warden who worked tirelessly to rehabilitate the men in his prison. One day someone told him to stop doing this because “leopards just don’t change their spots!”

The warden responded with something to the effect of,

Leopards don’t change their spots. But I don’t work with leopards. I work with men, and men change every day.

I firmly believe in the power of human growth, human change, and that we can and should be constantly revising and improving ourselves.

It takes a lot of conditioning and hard work to change ourselves, to fix our weaknesses but I also believe we have all the resources inside of us to do so, especially when we stack the cards in our favor…

These are the 5 strategies I’ve found to transform weaknesses into strengths…

Read More: https://medium.com/the-positopian/5-fascinating-ways-to-transform-your-weaknesses-into-strengths-ab78862cfeb7

Candy From Strangers: How Halloween Has the Potential to Bring out the Best in Us…

Candy From Strangers: How Halloween Has the Potential to Bring out the Best in Us…

 

It’s hard to believe that on one day out of the year people in various countries like America flip social standards on their head.

On Halloween it is completely acceptable and encouraged to:

  • Take candy from people you don’t know. Especially if you’re a child.
  • Embrace demons, witches, and other taboos related to concepts of evil/death.
  • Pay for candy. Then give it all out for free.
  • Open your door to strangers.
  • Show as much skin as you care to. Have less people judge.
  • Watch movies and events that may give you a heart attack.

I love Halloween. This bizarre holiday that gave me a pillowcase full of free candy as a child and an opportunity to dress like a weirdo at work as an adult. A holiday where people who have No Soliciting signs on their front doors generously give out a variety of sweets and smiles to anyone who rings their doorbell.

One night. All the rules change.

Why?

Read More: https://medium.com/@mandydchew/candy-from-strangers-c966add0de85

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