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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Whatever you do, you need courage. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive.
One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.
- Oprah Winfrey

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous


Live as if your life matters - because it does.

Further reading: Self Respect - Self Esteem - Self Confidence

Steve Jobs' Three Rules of Life

Jump

My Personal Greatest Hero

Quotes about Confidence

Quotes about Curiosity

Quotes about Leadership

Quotes about Perspective

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day 2011

Memorial Day remains one of America's most cherished patriotic observances.
The spirit of this day has not changed -
it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy.
- Doc Hastings

What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
- Anonymous


Further reading: Memorial Day Quotes

What is Honor? Is there a place for Honor today?

A Time to be Reasonable?

Boldly Sail the Storms of Life

Comforting Quotes

Courage Quotes

Presidential Quotes

Sad Quotes

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Listen


Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak;
courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
- Winston Churchill

Everyone hears what you say.
Friends listen to what you say.
Best friends listen to what you don't say.
- Anonymous

We listen. We listen. We move.
We sit. It rains. The sun comes out. (there stands a friend)
We listen. We laugh. We share.
We sit. We dance. It rains.
There stands a friend.
We listen. We share. We sit. We dance.
The sun comes up.
There. I stand, a friend.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


Further reading: Learn to listen

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil

Listen to your heart

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Offering Helpful Advice

Positive Quotes

Quotes about Strength

Uplifting Quotes

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Fulfill the promise that is within you


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

Life isn't about finding yourself.
Life is about creating yourself.
- George Bernard Shaw

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein


Let your light shine. Fulfill the promise that is within you.

Further reading: How to Choose Your Life Purpose

How to Be Yourself

How to Make a Decision You Won't Regret

How to Feel Better About Yourself

Smile - Choose Happiness - Live a Great Life

Words of Wisdom Quotes

Happiness Quotes

Success Quotes

Friday, May 27, 2011

Anything worth doing is usually difficult, but seldom impossible.


Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

Start by doing what's necessary;
then do what's possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Fall seven times, stand up eight.
- Japanese Proverb


Anything worth doing is usually difficult, but seldom impossible.

Further reading: How to Stay Positive

Life Lessons I Learned From My Cat

How to Get Motivated

How to be Successful in Business

Quotes about Life Lessons

Life is Beautiful Quotes

Amazing Quotes to Live By

Sad Quotes

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Who, being loved, is poor? - Oscar Wilde

Who, being loved, is poor?
- Oscar Wilde

Love is an act of faith,
and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
- Erich Fromm

Love me when I least deserve it, because that is when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.
- George Eliot


Further readings: What is Love?

Great Relationships

Happy Couples

Oscar Wilde Quotes

Love Quotes

Relationship Quotes

Romantic Quotes

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Success - Ralph Waldo Emerson


To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Further reading: How to Choose Your Life Purpose

Plant Trees For Your Grandchildren

How do you want to be remembered?

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Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

Albert Einstein Quotes

Helen Keller Quotes

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Beliefs, convictions, opinions.


We don't see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
- Anaïs Nin

It all depends on how we look at things,
and not how they are in themselves.
- Carl Jung

Everyone believes that their beliefs are the right ones -
that is why they are called beliefs.
- jlh


Beliefs, convictions, opinions. When does a belief bring out the best in you? When does a belief hold you prisoner to yesterday and limit your options for designing a great future?

Test your beliefs with as much objectivity as you can bring to the subject. Be willing to let go of those beliefs that represent your parents' opinions or your communities opinions rather than your own.

Those beliefs that withstand rigorous testing become the foundation of your being - your reason for living. Take action on those beliefs.

Further reading: The Nature of Belief

How to Share Your Thoughts With the World - Blogging, Letters to the Editor, and much more

Assumptions

How to Stop Worrying

Don't believe yourself

Quotes on Attitude

Know Thyself Quotes

Motivational Quotes

Monday, May 23, 2011

Difficult Choices


To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling


Further reading: Is Now a Time to be Reasonable?

I Say NO - I Say YES

Quotes about Choice

Quotes about Change

Quotes on Courage

Follow Your Dreams Quotes

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Let your inner beauty shine

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 from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Let your inner beauty shine.

Further reading: What`s in a Name?

Abundance or Scarcity? Love or Fear?

Trust in the Light

How to Love Yourself

Inner Beauty Quotes

Kindness Quotes

Quotes to Live By

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Every decision you make ... is a decision about Who You Are. - Neale Donald Walsch

Every decision you make - every decision - is not a decision about what to do. It’s a decision about Who You Are. When you see this, when you understand it, everything changes. You begin to see life in a new way. All events, occurrences, and situations turn into opportunities to do what you came here to do.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Once you make a decision,
the universe conspires to make it happen.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Choose with no regret.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


Make every decision with conscious attention.

Further reading: How to Make Decisions You Won't Regret

How to Motivate Yourself

CHOICE - the fourth Point of Simply An Inspired Life

Best Quotes of All Time

Empowering Quotes

Short Quotes

Friday, May 20, 2011

Every Day, a New Day


With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous

Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.
- Lance Armstrong (bicycle racer)

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill


Further reading: Boldly Sail the Storms of Life

Renewal and Rebirth - The Great Cycle

Beyond the Grief of Divorce - 7 Steps Toward New Beginnings

New Day Quotes

Recovery Quotes

Overcoming Adversity Quotes

Quotes about Pain

Strength Quotes

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Feeling Sorry for Yourself?

The eyes of the cheerful and of the melancholy man are fixed upon the same creation;
but very different are the aspects which it bears to them.
- Albert Pike

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside,
somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God.
Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
- Anne Frank

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie


Further reading: What to Do When Your Whole World is Falling Apart?

Choose to live life joyfully

The Secret of Happiness

Depression Quotes

Cheerful Quotes

Life Quotes and Sayings

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

As you sow, so shall you reap.

As you sow, so shall you reap.
- Galatians 6:7

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others,
the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

A Single Generosity Enlarges the World.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

For it is in giving that we receive.
- St. Francis of Assisi


Further reading: Pay It Forward

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil

Plant Trees For Your Grandchildren

Jimmy Yen - My Personal Greatest Hero

Inspirational Sayings

Sad Quotes about Life

Quotes about Growing Up

Karma Quotes

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Never be stopped by fear or self-pity.


The jump is so frightening between where I am and where I want to be.
Because of all I may become, I will close my eyes and leap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive.
One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it,
we can never do anything wise in this world.
- Helen Keller

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
- W. Clement Stone


Never be stopped by fear or self-pity.

Further reading: How to Choose Your Life Purpose

Success Tip: Drive Change

The jump is so frightening - Mary Anne Radmacher Take inspiration from Mary Anne's own story about the origin of her famous quote.

Courage Doesn't Always Roar by Mary Anne Radmacher

Life is Beautiful

Life Lesson Quotes

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Rabindranath Tagore: Lightly Dance


Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time
like dew on the tip of a leaf.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Do not say, 'It is morning,' and dismiss it with a name of yesterday.
See it for the first time as a newborn child that has no name.
- Rabindranath Tagore

We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.
- Rabindranath Tagore


Further reading: Ten Little Tips to Feel Happier Right Now

Joy is a Choice - but Not an Easy Choice

Prepare Yourself

Rabindranath Tagore quotes

Don't Worry Be Happy

Acceptance Quotes

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have. - Yiddish Proverb


The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.
- Yiddish Proverb

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

We can only be said to be alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder


Further reading: Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Offering Helpful Advice

No One Can Give You Freedom But You

Proverbs

Life Quotes and Sayings

Quotes about Life Lessons

Living Life to the Fullest Quotes

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Friendship


A friend is someone who knows all about you
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
- Henry David Thoreau

Friendship must dare to risk, or it's not friendship.
- Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation


Further reading: What is Love?

Acceptance Makes a Great Relationship Even Better

Where There is Love, Nothing is Missing - a Parable

Feeling Used and Left Out

Quotes about Friendship

Quotes about Being Happy

Long Distance Relationship Quotes

Uplifting Quotes

Friday, May 13, 2011

Perspective - Priorities


The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
- Henry David Thoreau


Avoid having a single rigid perspective on life. Allow your perspectives and priorities to evolve as you grow wiser.

Further reading: The Secret of Happiness

Balance Your Life

Joy Blooms Where Minds and Hearts are Open

Abundance or Scarcity? Love or Fear?

Quotes about Perspective

Quotes to Live By

Letting Go Quotes

Sad Quotes about Life

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Complaining only makes you miserable.

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- Chinese proverb often quoted by Eleanor Roosevelt

It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.
- Vince Lombardi

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden


Complaining only makes you miserable. Either plan and take effective action, or gracefully accept the circumstances you are called upon to bear.

Further reading: How to Move On and Let Go

How to Keep a Positive Attitude Around Negative People

Aesop: The Fox and the Grapes

Belling the Cat - Aesops Fables

Motivational Sayings

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Can Do


Every wall is a door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life may not be the party we hoped for
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

You must do the things you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt


Further reading: Practice Makes Perfect - Sometimes

Assumptions

The Jump is So Frightening - Mary Anne Radmacher

How to Choose Your Life Purpose

Encouraging Quotes

Being Strong Quotes

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Thankful for Today

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow

The struggle ends when the gratitude begins.
- Neale Donald Walsch


Further reading: Zero-Based Gratitude

Celebrating Rainbows and Butterflies - the Small Miracles of Our Life

A List of Gratitudes

Pay It Forward

Gratitude Quotes




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Monday, May 9, 2011

Marianne Williamson - Deepest Fear


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


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Read my new article How to Choose Your Life Purpose

Further reading: Personal Growth

Life Quotes and Sayings

Sunday, May 8, 2011

William Makepeace Thackeray: Mother is the name for God ...


Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss
at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
- Honoré de Balzac

A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.
- Emily Dickinson

A mother is not a person to lean on,
but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher


Further reading: What is Love?

The #1 Secret of Great Relationships

Where There is Love, Nothing is Missing - a Parable

Mother Quotes (and other family quotes)

Family Love Quotes

Quotes about Love and Relationships

Quotes about Love and Marriage

Quotes about Love and Friendship

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Plato: Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul.


Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul.
- Plato

I will dance a little. I will move with the wind.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor.
It's to enjoy each step along the way.
- Wayne Dyer

Set Life’s Rhythm with Your Heart-Drum
- jlh


Music and dance add celebration to life.

Further reading: Celebrate Whimsey Today

The Secret of Happiness

Celebrate gratitude

CELEBRATION - the seventh Point of Simply An Inspired Life

Don't try to stop the music.

Quotes about Music

Dance Quotes

Don't Worry Be Happy quotes

Happy Days Quotes

Quotes on Being Happy

Friday, May 6, 2011

To a mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders. - Lao Tzu


To a mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
- Lao Tzu

We take refuge in pride because we are afraid to tell the truth to ourselves.
- Kakuzo Okakura

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- James Oppenheim


Further reading: Choose Inner Peace

Meditation

Conscious Breathing

Zen Koans

Inner Peace Quotes

Words of Wisdom

Unity Quotes

Philosophical Quotes

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Addicted to safety?


A ship in harbor is safe,
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
- Anonymous

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered,
you will never grow.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Further reading: Addicted to safety?

Fear of the Unknown

Success Tip: Drive Change

Boldly Sail the Storms of Life

What Can Christopher Columbus Teach Us Today?

Fear Quotes

Quotes on Attitude

Quotes on Courage

Follow Your Dreams Quotes

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Elbert Hubbard: The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.


The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill

If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right,
you'll probably never do much of anything.
- Win Borden


Consider. Decide. Step out and live!

Further reading: How to Move On and Let Go

Take Charge of Your Life

Need For Approval

How to Gain Self Confidence

Mistake Quotes

Don't Worry Be Happy

Wise Quotes

Quotes about Being Yourself

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Nothing is lacking when one is grateful and generous.

Be content with what you have,
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.
- Lao Tzu

Remember that not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others,
the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu


Nothing is lacking when one is grateful and generous.

Further reading: Unanswered Prayers

Maybe So, Maybe Not. - Ancient Taoist Proverb

How God Works (humorous story)

Abundance or Scarcity? Love or Fear?

Life Changing Quotes

Sayings about Life

Sad Quotes about Life

Meaningful Quotes

Depressed Quotes (to cheer you up)

Happy Quotes about Life

Monday, May 2, 2011

Rejoice and give thanks for all of life.


The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.
- Helen Keller


Today is a good day to look around at the grandeur of creation. Whether flower or cactus, butterfly or caterpillar, elk or lizard, vegetable garden or compost pile. Our world is magnificent - all of it. Rejoice and give thanks for all of life.

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Further reading: How to Think Positive

What If Every Day Were Your Day - Celebrate Whimsey Today

Steve Jobs' Three Rules of Life

Life is Beautiful Quotes

Quotes to Live By

Amazing Quotes about Life

Happiness Quotes

Life Lessons Quotes

Living Life to the Fullest Quotes

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow. - Swedish Proverb


Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish Proverb

Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.
- Winston Churchill

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.
- Leo Buscaglia

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
- George Washington


The antidotes for worry are gratitude, action, and service.

Further reading: How to Stop Worrying

How to Live Without Anxiety or Worry

How To Stop Worry By Using the Qigong Release Exercise

Don't Worry Be Happy

Quotes on Attitude

Cheer Up Quotes

Let Go Quotes

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