Quotes

26th June 2020

You come into the world with nothing, and the purpose of your life is to make something out of nothing.

— Henry Louis Mencken

Too much credit is given to the end result. The true lesson is in what takes place between the dream and the reality.

— Garth Brooks

Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world.

— John Evelyn

Combine the extremes, and you will have the true centre.

— Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

The heritage of the past is the seed that brings forth the harvest of the future.

— Wendell Phillips

The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time.

— James Taylor

If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.

— Dr Roopleen

Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning and focused effort.

— Paul J Meyer

Some things cannot be taught; they must be experienced.

— Roy T Bennett

Dreams about the future are always filled with gadgets.

— Neil Degrasse Tyson

Letter writing on the part of a busy man or woman is the quintessence of generosity.

— Agnes Repplier

Persevere. Nothing worthwhile is easy.

— Barack Obama

There is no greater power on this earth than story.

— Libba Bray

Muscle has memory: the body knows things the mind will not admit.

— Louise Doughty

Productivity is effectively stewarding your gifts, talents, time, energy and enthusiasm.

— Tim Challies

There is power in gathering. It inspires us - delightfully - to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful. In a word, more alive.

— Alice Waters

The most powerful person in any situation is the most relaxed person in the room.

— Elizabeth Gilbert

The secret to a life you love is about doing more of what makes you come alive.

— Jen Fulwiler

Luxuries are never so comfortable as are the familiar, ordinary things of home.

— Eucharista Ward

Pivoting is not the end of the disruption process, but the beginning of the next leg of your journey.

— Jay Samit

This is the season she will make beautiful things. Not perfect things but honest things that speak to who she is and who she is called to be.

— Morgan Harper Nichols

Wisdom is the ability to learn from change.

— Dipanjan

Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.

— Unknown

Pausing between stimulus and response allows you to show up in your life.

— Roma Downey

May you have the tenacity, resolve and perseverance to see your goals take shape.

— Grit & Virtue

Journaling is like whispering to one’s self and listening at the same time.

— Mina Murray, Dracula

There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.

— Leonard Cohen

There is no real beauty without some slight imperfection.

— James Salter

The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.

— Coretta Scott King

A rhythm is a thing you do on repeat.

— Hannah Brencher

Change is a marathon won by a million baby steps.

— Ann Voskamp

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.

— Jim Ryun

Sight is what you see with your eyes, vision is what you see with your mind.

— Robert Kiyosaki

Reflection and action must never be undertaken independently.

— Paulo Freire

This is why relays are so important, because you can find more in yourself for someone else, than what you can ever find for yourself.

— Ian Thorpe

Don’t give up what you want most in life for something you think you want now.

— Richard G Scott

We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.

— Anonymous

I want to be a part of the resurgence of things that are tangible, beautiful and soulful…

— Jack White

Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you.

— John C Maxwell

Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can.

— John Wesley

To find oneself surrounded by much-loved objects and the colours that make us feel cheerful must surely be one of life’s greatest luxuries.

— Kit Kemp

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

— Confucius

Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Nothing happens unless first a dream.

— Carl Sandburg

Great art picks up where nature ends.

— Marc Chagall

Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.

— Michael Jordan

Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.

— Jim Rohn

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but rather by the seeds you plant.

— Robert Louis Stevenson

Rituals are the formulas by which harmony is restored.

— Terry Tempest Williams

Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead.

— Nelson Mandela

Organising always seems impossible until it’s done.

— theorganisedhome.co.uk

There’s something very satisfying about (experiencing) a tactile product.

— Chad Hurley

Creativity is intelligence having fun.

— Albert Einstein

Starting today, I need to forget what’s gone. Appreciate what still remains and look forward to what’s coming next.

— Unknown

Taking time out each day to relax and renew is essential to living well.

— Judith Hanson Lasater

Fear and self-doubt have always been the greatest enemies of human potential.

— Brian Tracy

You only need 15 minutes to make a little progress, to advance a little farther than the day before

— Hannah Brencher

Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.

— Arthur Ashe

Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't.

— Pete Seeger

Every ending is a new beginning.

— Marianne Williamson

Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.

— John Maxwell

Don’t forget – no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell.

— Charles de Lint

Change with the seasons of life. Don’t try to stretch a season into a lifetime.

— Unknown

The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.

— William Morris

Nurturing nature is about taking something we have and exercising it to its full potential.

— Claire T Anderson

Imagine how boring life would be if we were all the same. My idea of a perfect world is one in which we appreciate each other's differences; one in which we are all equal but definitely not the same.

— Barbara Streisand

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.

— Zig Ziglar

Time expands then contracts, all in tune with the stirrings of the heart.

— Haruki Murakami

Connecting expands possibilities.

— Adele Scheele

In today’s rush, we all think too much, seek too much, want too much and forget about the joy of just being.

— Eckhart Tolle

The focus of entertaining is impressing others; the focus of true hospitality is serving others.

— Tim Chester, A Meal with Jesus

Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.

— Alan Lakein

‘Curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.’

— Walt Disney

Don’t waste time waiting for inspiration. Begin, and inspiration will find you.

— H Jackson Brown Jr

Collect things you love, that are authentic to you, and your house becomes your story.

— Erin Flett

To truly cherish the things that are important to you, you must first discard those that have outlived their purpose.

— Marie Kondo

There’s nothing more hopeful than a new calendar full of wide-open spaces.

— Unknown

And suddenly you know: it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of new beginnings.

— Meister Eckhart

If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.

— Les Brown

Progress is not inevitable. It’s up to us to create it.

— Unknown

There are no limits to what you can accomplish, except the limits you place on your own thinking

— Brian Tracy

Whenever you say yes to anything, there is less of you for something else. Make sure your yes is worth the less.

— Louie Giglio

Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.

— Winston Churchill

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

— Helen Keller

If you want to enlarge your life, you must first enlarge your thought of it and of yourself

— Orison Swett Marden

I hope you know you’re capable, brave & significant even when it feels like you’re not.

— Unknown

Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.

— Frank Lloyd Wright

You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.

— John C Maxwell

Life should not only be lived, it should be celebrated.

— Osho

Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what you love.

— Oprah Winfrey

If you have the opportunity to do amazing things in your life, I strongly encourage you to invite someone to join you.

— Simon Sinek

Just because you can't see the complete picture, doesn't mean it's not there.

— Nara Lee

Your home should tell the story of who you are and be a collection of what you love.

— Nate Berkus

It takes work to be happier, but it's gratifying work; the real challenge is to decide purposely what to do and then do it.

— Gretchen Ruben

Excellence is in the details. Give attention to the details and excellence will come.

— Perry Paxton

Life is out there waiting so go and get it.

— Mary Poppins

Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are.

— Brené Brown

Excellence isn’t being the best; it’s doing your best.

— Unknown

The world is shaped by two things – stories told and the memories they leave behind.

— Vera Nazarian

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.

— Stephen R Covey

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way- things I had no words for

— Georgia O’Keefe

Time is a gift that most of us take for granted.

— Cheryl Richardson

Honour the space between no longer and not yet.

— Nancy Levin

Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless and add what is specifically your own.

— Bruce Lee

What you want won’t always come easy, but if you work hard and don’t give up you will get there.

— Anonymous

Say yes and you’ll figure it out afterwards.

— Tina Fey

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