Friday, August 31, 2012

Same Human Spirit

"The Paralympic Games is about transforming our perception of the world. We are all different, there is no such thing as a standard or run-of-the-mill human being, but we share the same human spirit."

-- Dr Hawking

"It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: "And this, too, shall pass away."

-- Abraham Lincoln

"Serendipity is the faculty of finding things we did not know we were looking for."

-- Glauco Ortolano

"When our memories outweigh our dreams, we have grown old."

-- Bill Clinton

Thursday, August 30, 2012

No Attention To Critics

"Pay no attention to what the critics say, no statue has ever been put up for a critic."

-- Jean Sibelius

"Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means."

-- Albert Einstein

"There is an Indian Belief that everyone is in a house of four rooms: A physical, a mental, an emotional and a spiritual. Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time, but unless we go into every room everyday, even if only to keep it aired, we are not complete."

-- Rumer Godden

"Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power."

-- Tao Te Ching

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

People Can Do Extraordinary Things

"Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don't. They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever."

-- Philip Andrew Adams

"The universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson. The mountain teaches stability and grandeur; the ocean immensity and change. Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man."

-- Orison Swett Marden

"To know how to say what other people only think, is what makes poets and sages; and to dare to say what others only dare to think, makes men martyrs or reformers."

-- Elizabeth Rundle Charles

"If you see someone upset, you just want to make them feel happy. When you do something nice, the only thing you expect in return is a good feeling in your heart."


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Time For Anything

"You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it."


"Let your capital be simplicity and contentment."

-- Henry David Thoreau

"The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not and never persist in trying to set people right."

-- Hannah Whitall Smith

"There is an Indian Belief that everyone is in a house of four rooms: A physical, a mental, an emotional and a spiritual. Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time, but unless we go into every room everyday, even if only to keep it aired, we are not complete."

-- Rumer Godden

Monday, August 27, 2012

They Can Take Your Dreams

"If people around you aren't going anywhere, if their dreams are no bigger than hanging out on the corner, or if they're dragging you down, get rid of them. Negative people can sap your energy so fast, and they can take your dreams from you, too."

-- Earvin Magic Johnson

"Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame."

-- Erica Jong

"[Flow means] being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz."

-- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Foundation of Building

"If you don't have solid beliefs, you cannot build a stable life. Beliefs are like the foundation of a building, and they are the foundation to build your life upon."

-- Alfred A. Montapert

"Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence."

-- Eric Fromm

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."

-- Robert Louis Stevenson

"Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools."


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Avoiding Danger Not Safer

"Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run that outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."

-- Helen Keller

"If you're going through hell, keep going."

-- Sir Winston Churchill

"If each of us sweeps in front of our own steps, the whole world would be clean."

-- Goethe

"My view is that if your philosophy is not unsettled daily then you are blind to all the universe has to offer."

-- Neil deGrasse Tyson

Friday, August 24, 2012

Finish Each Day and Be Done

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Give like the rose gives its perfume -- effortlessly, unconditionally because it is its own nature."

-- Swami

"Your only limitations are those you set up in your mind, or permit others to set up for you."

-- Og Mandino

"Your outlook affects your outcome."

-- John Paul Warren

Thursday, August 23, 2012

People Who Are Crazy

"... the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."

-- Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple

"Man loves because he is Love. He seeks Joy, for he is Joy. He thirsts for God for he is composed of God and he cannot exist without Him."

-- Sathya Sai Baba

"What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle. Your boundaries are your quest."

-- Jalalluddin Rumi

"Reading Inspirational and Motivational Quotes daily is like taking my vitamins."

-- Rosie Cash

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

You Could Be Anywhere

"You must know where you are in order to take the first step. If you don't know where you are, you could be anywhere and your first step could lead you right over the cliff, right into the swamp, or could be just a virtual step which has no reality."

-- Tony Buzan

"It's surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you're not comfortable within yourself, you can't be comfortable with others."

-- Sydney J. Harris

"Once I was a scuba diver in the sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a Jet Ski."

-- Nicholas Carr

"The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind."

-- Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Goals Start With Vision

"Every Goal begins with a Vision. If you think positively in the appropriate way, you will give energy to that vision, and increase the probability that you will bring all your mental and physical forces in alignment in order to achieve it."

-- Tony Buzan

"Success means fulfilling your own dreams, singing your own song, dancing your own dance, creating from your heart and enjoying the journey, trusting that whatever happens, it will be OK. Creating your own adventure!"

-- Elana Lindquist

"People don't resist change. They resist being changed!"

-- Peter Senge

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."

-- Mahatma Gandhi

Monday, August 20, 2012

Change Thoughts and World

"Change your thoughts and you change your world."

-- Norman Vincent Peale

"The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.'

-- Steve Jobs

"We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival."

-- Sir Winston Churchill

"To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world."


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Every Second of Your Life

"Every second of your life is the beginning of the rest of your life; therefore every second in your current job is the beginning of a 'new' job. If you focus on making sure that your new job always remains fresh and exciting in your mind, you will be taking control of your destiny within that occupation."

-- Tony Buzan

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you too, can become great."

-- Mark Twain

"Conscious evolution begins as we take responsibility for clearing our own obstructions."

-- Dan Millman

"The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence."

-- Denis Waitley

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Look Inside Your Heart

"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams, who looks inside, awakes."

-- Carl Gustav Jung

"Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a Heaven for?"

-- Robert Browning

"Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue."

-- Buddha

"Perhaps the world little notes nor long remembers individual acts of kindness -- but people do."

-- Herm Albright

Friday, August 17, 2012

Success Goal

"Your success goal must therefore be a positive-to-positive goal in which the success you are going to bring about will manifest in a change that will be of advantage to you; not one that can entrap you downwards on the slippery slope of the negative spiral."

-- Tony Buzan

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."

-- John Quincy Adams

"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle."

-- Erin Majors

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."

-- Marcel Proust

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Try, Try and Tryyyy

"Amazingly, we do learn to walk. We try, try and TRYYYY again, and our experience of the world expands accordingly. We have an infinite capacity for change, once we are ready to embrace it."

-- Tony Buzan

"How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live."

-- Henry David Thoreau

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything."

-- Plato

"The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring."

-- Bern Willaims

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Increase Desire

"Every time you Adjust your actions and increase your desire to succeed, you simultaneously increase the probability of reaching your goal."

-- Tony Buzan

"Each one of us can make a difference. Together we make change."

-- Barbara Mikulski.

"Hope is the companion of power and the mother of success, For those of us who hope strongest have within us the gift of miracles."

-- Sydney Bremer

"Fixing and helping create a distance between people, but we cannot serve at a distance. We can only serve that to which we are profoundly connected."

-- Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Bit by Bit, Day by Day

"Lifting a 300lb weight may seem impossible when you weigh only 100lb and you are bound to think 'I'll never dot that'; but few weight lifters are able to life 300lb when they first begin training. Bit by bit, day by day, workout-by-workout in the gym, strength is slowly built up until they bring about the change that they want, both in their body and the weight they are able to lift."

-- Tony Buzan

"The human heart feels things the eyes cannot see, and knows what the mind cannot understand."

-- Robert Vallett

"As long as I am this or that, I am not all things."

-- Meister Eckhart

"Your only limitations are those you set up in your mind, or permit others to set up for you."

-- Og Mandino

Monday, August 13, 2012

Focus is Extraordinary

"Focus is an extraordinary quality of intelligence that when directed is like a laser. It is precise, goal=directed and phenomenally strong."

-- Tony Buzan

"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude."

-- Denis Waitley

"Life is like a ten-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use."

-- Charles M. Schulz

"Each of us represents a star in heaven. Sometimes we shine with the rest. Sometimes we twinkle alone. And sometimes when we least expect it, we make someone's dreams come true."


Saturday, August 11, 2012

Wins a Gold Medal

"No one wins a gold medal without having lost an earlier race, without having struggled against opponents who were stronger. And the Olympics would be pointless if the only people who took part were those who know for a certainty that they would take home gold."

-- Simon Chesterman

"In the Midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you."

-- Deepak Chopra

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."

-- Eleanor Roosevelt

"No one can go back and make a brand new start. Anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending."


Thoughts At Hand

"Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus."

-- Alexander Graham Bell

"I'm neither an optimist nor a pessimist. I am a dyed-in-the-wool possibilist! By this, I mean with an eco-mind, we see that everything's connected and change is the only constant."

-- Frances Moore Lappe

"Always listen to the experts. They'll tell you what can't be done and why. Then do it."

-- Robert Heinlein

"Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got."

-- Janis Joplin

Friday, August 10, 2012

Watch Your Thoughts

"Carefully watch your thoughts, for they become your words. Manage and watch your words, for they will become your actions. Consider and judge your actions, for they have become your habits. Acknowledge and watch your habits, for they shall become your values. Understand and embrace your values, for they become your destiny."

-- Mahatma Gandhi

"To know yourself, be yourself. To be yourself, stop imagining yourself to be this or that. Just be. Let your true nature emerge. Don't disturb your mind with seeking."

-- Nisargadatta Maharaj

"Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs."

-- Henry Ford

"When we stop opposing reality, action becomes simple, fluid, kind, and fearless."

-- Byron Katie

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Say Why Not

"Some men see things as they are and say, 'Why?' I dream of things that never were and say, 'Why not?'."

-- George Bernard Shaw

"Everyone adds something to a situation by their actions and words. The very first things said or done, will quickly decide what happens next, positive or negative. Be patient and empathetic, and the direction usually goes positive."

-- Gary Rudz

"An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory."

-- Friedrich Engels

"Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world."

-- Hans Margolius

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Universe Never Perishes

"Nothing in the entire universe ever perishes, believe me, but things vary, and adopt a new form. The phrase 'being born' is used for beginning to be something different from what one was before, while 'dying' means ceasing to be the same. Though this thing may pass into that, and that into this, yet the sum of things remains unchanged."

-- Ovid Metamorphoses

"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation."

-- Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they're yours."

-- Richard Bach (Illusions)

"The true profession of man is to find his way to himself."

-- Hermann Hesse

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Captain of a Spaceship

"You are like a captain of a spaceship in the universe, a spaceship made up of your mind and body and driven by your unique energy and enthusiasm."

-- Tony Buzan

"I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains."

-- Anne Frank

"Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago."

-- Warren Buffett

"More important than finding the teacher is finding and following the truth of the teaching...."

-- Sogyal Rinpoche

Monday, August 06, 2012

Our Life Our Thoughts

"The universe is change, our life is what our thoughts make it."

-- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

"I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of quiet life stimulates the creative mind."

-- Albert Einstein

"Give yourself entirely to those around you. Be generous with your blessings. A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal."

-- Steve Maraboli

"Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."

-- John Wooden

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Positive Emotions

"A mind dominated by positive emotions, becomes a favorable abode for the state of mind known as faith. A mind so dominated may, at will, give the subconscious mind instructions, which it will accept and act upon immediately."

-- Napoleon Hill

"Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourself a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles."

-- Helen Keller

"The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on."

-- Oscar Wilde

"A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions."

-- Confucius

Saturday, August 04, 2012

To Change Situation

"We began to realize that if we wanted to change the situation, we first had to change ourselves. And to change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions."

-- Stephen R. Covey

"Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress."

-- Alfred A. Montapert

"The hard must become habit. The habit must become easy. The easy must become beautiful."

-- Doug Henning

"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."

-- George S. Patton

Friday, August 03, 2012

What Beliefs Are

"Beliefs are what make the difference between a lifetime of joyous contribution and one of misery and devastation. Beliefs are what separate a Mozart from a Manson. Beliefs are what cause come individuals to become heroes, while others 'lead lives of quiet desperation.'"

-- Anthony Robbins

"Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well."

-- Mahatma Gandhi

"Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense."

-- Thomas A. Bennett

"We are the living links in a life force that moves and plays around and through us, binding the deepest soils with the farthest stars."

-- Alan Chadwick

Thursday, August 02, 2012

It Takes Practice

"To become an expert achiever in any human achiever in any human activity, it takes practice ... practice ... practice."

-- W. Clement Stone

"You see things; and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?'"

-- George Bernard Shaw

"The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart."

-- Helen Keller

"Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right."

-- Henry Ford

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Building Self-Esteem

"Self-esteem comes from within and is about how you perceive yourself. There is no quick way to building self-esteem; it is enhanced gradually via continual reinforcement of your self-worth."

-- Graham Jones

"Within each of us lies the power of our consent to health and sickness, to riches and poverty, to freedom and to slavery. It is we who control these, and not another."

-- Richard Bach (Illusions)

"Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."

-- Lewis Carroll

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

-- Confucius