"I have always believed that each man makes his own happiness
and is responsible for his own problems. It is a simple philosophy."
Ray Kroc, Grinding It Out
Words of Encouragement
When we have respect for ourselves and others, we gravitate towards connections that encourage that.
Simeon Lindstrom, Codependency - Loves Me, Loves Me Not
Anger is the ultimate destroyer of your own peace of mind.
Quote of The Day
A man should have the aim and the determination to be honest and upright and sincere in all that he undertakes. If he adds persistency to this he can hardly help being successful
L. R. Ellert, Success In Life
Only one thing is ever guaranteed, that is that you will definitely not achieve the goal if you don't take the shot.
Don't be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered.
The fact is that grief today is a family matter as much a
s it is an individual one.
Barbara Okun, Ph.D. Saying Goodbye
Children really brighten up a household. They never turn the lights off.
"No one would have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten
off the ship in the storm."
Congratulations! today is your day. You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away.
Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Graduation Congratulations Quotes
"Appreciate those early influences and what they've done for you."
Willie Davis, Closing the Gap
Emotional empathy is what motivates us to help others.
Brian Goldman, The Power of Kindness
The true wealth of a nation lies not in it's gold or silver but in it's learning, wisdom and in the uprightness of its sons.
Make the decision, make another. Remake one past, you cannot.
Be honest in your feelings, for they are the surest conduit to knowledge...
Anoon Bondara - Star War Quotes
I think beauty comes from actually knowing who you are. That's real beauty to me.
Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind. Memories, sweetened through the ages just like wine.
If you want to see a rainbow you have to learn to see the rain.
Famous Quotes about Life
I had it in my heart. I believed in myself, and I had confidence. I knew how to do it, had natural talent and I pursued it.
"If I can help people I'll do it by giving them a chance to help themselves;
and if I can uplift or inspire, let it be by example, inference
and suggestion, rather than by injunction and dictation."
Elbert Hubbard, Works of Elbert Hubbard
"Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting."
"We must dare to think unthinkable thoughts."
James W. Fulbright
Remember to focus on goals that are within your control.
Tony Dungy, The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge
To love your neighbor as yourself, after all, is the great injunction of every religion.
Marc Ian Barasch, The Compassionate Life
A positive philosophy turns into a positive attitude, which turns into positive actions, which turns into positive results, which turns into a positive lifestyle. A positive life.
Jeff Olson, The Slight Edge
"I learned really to practice mustard seed faith,
and positive thinking, and remarkable things happened."
Sir John Walton
Constantly learn new things, develop your skills and learn new ones, more knowledge equals more motivation.
Frank Mullani, Discover the Magic of Motivation Now
"Life itself is the proper binge."
"In any project, the important factor is your belief.
Without belief there can be no successful outcome."
"I can give you a six-word formula for success:
Think things through, then follow through."
Captain Edward V. Rickenbacker
Make a conscious effort to let go of fear and act from a sense of consciousness that will empower and protect you. You are strong. You are greater than the fear!
Quotes about Being Strong
You can be rich and famous and still end up being unhappy.
Ryanne Knight, Success
"Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions
are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile,
or the light won't come in."
"One must live the way one thinks or end up thinking the way one has lived."
"No man has a chance to enjoy permanent success until he begins to
look in a mirror for the real cause of all his mistakes."
Napoleon Hill, The Law of success
"Thought is the strongest thing we have. Work done by true
and profound thought - that is a real force."
Knowledge is book smart, whereas Wisdom is the application of book-smart knowledge to everyday living.
Johnny Tan, From My Mama's Kitchen
Synergy is the very essence of the family. Every family member contributes a different flavor to the mix.
"As you go through life, you'll have maybe a handful of friends
who are in it for the long haul. A true testament to their character is
how consistent they are throughout that friendship."
"Compassion is the form that altruistic love takes when it is
confronted with others' sufferings."
Matthieu Ricard, Altruism
"Adhere to your purpose and you will soon feel as well as you ever did.
On the contrary, if you falter, and give up, you will lose the power
of keeping any resolution, and will regret it all your life."
"Imagine all of us living in peace, it's too beautiful to just be a dream."
"Half of the things they worry about will not even come to pass,
or will not be relevant in just a year. Yet people give a massive amount
of power to these worries and fail to focus on what is real and what is
Robyn McComb, The &1 Rule of Happiness
Accept full responsibility for everything that happens in your life.
Russell Gerald Johnston, Random Wisdom
The brain is organized in a way that enables optimistic beliefs to change the way we view and interact with the world around us, making optimism a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Tali Sharot, The Optimism Bias
"It may seem funny to say that giving makes us feel happier.
What about receiving, I hear you say, that's nice too!
But, believe me, giving will make you feel ten times happier."
Francis Brennan, Counting My Blessings
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time.
We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."
In the past, women's stories have been ignored by culture -
particularly stories about sisters, for female siblings
have little power in the world -
yet today that mythology is irrelevant, outdated.
Patricia Foster, Sister to Sister
So don't waste your time fighting for a longer life, just enjoy every day.
Because this day is not a random day, but a unique one and you have been
blessed with an amazing gift. Use it wisely, as it passes by and it never
Andy Hertz, Life, The Best Birthday Gift
Dreams do come true, you may have your share of life's woes that makes you slow and not flow but you have to go through and remember you will come through soon, you are almost there.
Bernard Kelvin Clive, Inspirational Kitchen
We are wired to be kind. Itís our deepest nature.
Jaime Thurston, Kindness
What words compel a people to unite and overthrow the oppressor,
to repel the aggressor, to rescue the destitute?
They are words that stir our inner being, convict our souls,
and move our spirits. They are neither accidental nor random;
they are honed and tempered in the fires of human adversity and experience.
Randy Harvey, Public Speaking 101
Today we have CDs, and better yet MP3s, and we are into random access.
You can go wherever you want, whenever you want.
Gary Hoover, The Lifetime Learner's Guide to Reading and Learning
Mother-love is the great, surging, divine current that plays forever through humanity.
There's nothing in the world like the feeling you get when you perform
a random act of kindness.
Ellen Miller, The One Year Book of Inspiration for Girlfriends
Bullies have their own issues. They pick on you to make themselves
feel better, to vent their anger, to feel more powerful, or even because
they can't think of anything else to do.
Nick Vujicic, Stand Strong: You Can Overcome Bullying
Maybe life is random, but I doubt it.