Quotes

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If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge. Those are the three things the ego is doing all the time. It’s very important to be aware of them every time they come up.
~ Deepak Chopra

The inner speech, your thoughts, can cause you to be rich or poor, loved or unloved, happy or unhappy, attractive or unattractive, powerful or weak.
~ Ralph Charell

If you hear a voice within you saying, You are not a painter, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.
~Vincent Van Gogh

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
~Helen Keller

Of the 200 light bulbs that didn’t work, every failure told me something that I was able to incorporate into the next attempt.
~Thomas Edison

Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won’t feel insecure around you.
~Marianne Williamson

Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.
~ Peter T. Mcintyre

The pathway is smooth. Why do you throw rocks before you?
~Ancient Sage Wisdom

It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.
~Confucious

The inner speech, your thoughts, can cause you to be rich or poor, loved or unloved, happy or unhappy, attractive or unattractive, powerful or weak.
~Ralph Charell, American Author

Affirmations are like prescriptions for certain aspects of yourself that you want to change.
~ Jerry Frankhauser

Fear grows in darkness; if you think there’s a bogeyman around, turn on the light.
~ Dorothy Thompson

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
~ Marcus Aurelius

… without darkness
Nothing comes to birth,
As without light
Nothing flowers.
~ May Sarton

Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.
~ Marilyn Ferguson

Many of our fears are tissue-paper-thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them.
~Brendan Francis

Today you are you. That is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.
~ Dr. Seuss

Why go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is?
~Frank Scully

Our universe is transformation; our life is what our thoughts make it.
~ Marcus Aurelius

Transformation literally means going beyond your form.
~ Wayne Dyer

Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights.
~Pauline R. Kezer

Start by doing what’s necessary; next do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
~St. Francis of Assisi

Now is the only time. How we relate to it creates the future. In other words, if we’re going to be more cheerful in the future, it’s because of our aspiration and exertion to be cheerful in the present. What we do accumulates; the future is the result of what we do right now.
~Pema Chodron

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

Bloom where you are planted.

I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.
~ Pearl S. Buck

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

Where am I? Who am I?
How did I come to be here?
What is this thing called the world?
How did I come into the world?
Why was I not consulted?
And If I am compelled to take part in it,
Where is the director?
I want to see him.
~ Soren Kierkegaard

To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says: “Leave no stone unturned.”
~ Edward Bulwer Lytton

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, serenely, divinely aware.
~ Henry Miller

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose– a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
~ Mary Shelley

Do to others as you would have them do to you.
~ Luke 6:31

If you don’t know where you’re going, you’re likely to wind up someplace else.
~ Yogi Berra

You must be present to win.

Our intention creates our reality.
~ Wayne Dyer

The best way out is always through.
~ Robert Frost

If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.
~ Henry Ford

The Roots of Violence:
Wealth without work,
Pleasure without conscience,
Knowledge without character,
Commerce without morality,
Science without humanity,
Worship without sacrifice,
Politics without principles.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

[Luke:] I can’t believe it. [Yoda:] That is why you fail.

[Yoda:] Named must your fear be before banish it you can.

[Yoda:] Do or do not… there is no try.

Where are you? Here.
What time is it? Now.
What are you? This moment.
~ Socrates/Dan Millman

“Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won’t feel insecure around you.”
~Marianne Williamson