Oh, how I love quotes! I have been collecting them for 10 years
now and still counting.
During the years when I was living in solitude, quotes have served as my mentor. And reading the combination of words from the minds of great people, it stimulated me into meditating about my own life. In a way, it helped me in my own self-discovery.
We often think of our life in a negative way. Then somehow, we get into this belief that life holds us back from experiencing our dreams.
In contemplating the quotes that I read, it led me to look at things on a different perspective. It guided me in revelations that I did not even know about myself before.
In collecting beautiful quotes, they became my inspiration. It helped me build a picture of myself with a vision that motivates me in seeing something good towards its conclusion.
So, as we focus on our thoughts as a means of self-discovery, we can create life goals and have allies to keep us focused when self-doubt inevitably creeps in.
From the quotes which I collected, I put together 30 of the best ones on
Read and reflect on the quote of the day for the entire month. It might even inspire you to start journaling your reflections as you meditate on the words of these great people I consider as my teachers.
Without change, something sleeps inside us and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.Frank Herbert
A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.Mahatma Gandhi
Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.George Washington
You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.Maya Angelou
Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.Dr. Seuss
There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.Henry A. Kissinger
Management is nothing more than motivating other people.Lee Iacocca
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.Scott Hamilton
If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.Max Eastman
Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.Christian D. Larson
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.Maya Angelou
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.Dalai Lama
The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.Neil Gaiman
Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah. It makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.Rumi
I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.Ernest Hemingway
You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.Zig Ziglar
Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.Steve Jobs
The only reason we don’t have what we want in life is the reasons we create why we can’t have them.Tony Robbins
The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender or submission.John F. Kennedy
Make your heart like a lake with calm, still surface, and of great depths of kindness.Laozi
Every new adjustment is a crisis in self-esteem.Eric Hoffer
Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.Margaret Mead
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.Abraham Lincoln
And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.’Kurt Vonnegut
There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity.Nathaniel Branden
Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness.William E. Gladstone
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.Bill Gates
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.Eleanor Roosevelt
The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for.Homer
Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know.Sarah Blakely
I hope you enjoyed these quotes.
If you thought about writing your reflections, then you have started your journal on your journey to self-discovery. Begin harnessing the power
of your thoughts and do something with them.
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