I’ve always been fascinated with quotes because
in one or two sentences you can be motivated and inspired to change the way you
think, feel, and behave. In fact, a good quote heard or read at the right time,
can change your life forever.
The following quotes are some of my favorites. If you have a favorite, by all
means send it on,
and I’ll post it on my blog. Please include author, if possible.
"I know God will not give me anything I
can't handle. I just wish that he didn't trust me so much."
"I discovered that the more I hustled, the luckier I seemed to get."
"If you have to have a policy manual, publish the 'Ten Commandments.'"
---Robert Townsend, former CEO of Avis
"I have observed that folks are generally as happy as they made up their minds
"Plant trees where you will never sit."
"One reason why a dog is such a lovable creature is that his tail wags instead
of his tongue."
"You will always move toward anyone who increases you and away from anyone who
makes you less."
"Don't carry a grudge. While you're carrying the grudge the other guy's out
"There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It
is the ability to recognize ability."
"Character is what you have when nobody is looking."
"Each relationship nurtures a strength or weakness within you."
"Every man I meet is in some way my superior; and in that I can learn from him."
"Nothing is all wrong. Even a clock that has stopped running is right twice a
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and
looks like work."
"To change our perspective in a conflict is to move from a point of view to a
"There is no failure except in no longer trying."
"People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing."
"To be wronged is nothing unless you continually remember it."
"A diamond is a piece of coal that stuck to the job."
"Do not wait for the last judgment; it takes place every day."
"God cannot be solemn, or he would not have blessed man with the incalculable
gift of laughter."
---Pierre Augustin de Beaumarchais
"Most of us are worrying about the future so much that we can't enjoy the
"If at first you don't succeed, you're running about average."
---M. K. Alderson
"Wealth consists not in having great possessions but in having few wants."
"God gives every bird its food, but he does not throw it into the nest."
---J. G. Holland
"The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it
found out by accident."
"Just think how happy you'd be if you lost everything you have right now - and
then got it back again."
Maybe you've become overweight so you'll have the pleasure of becoming thin.
---Doris Wild Helmering