Basket of Quotes

The Collection

When in doubt, believe in yourself. -Ish Pabla

“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.”

“Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.”

“Someday perhaps the inner light will shine forth from us, and then we’ll need no other light.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“If you love, trust, and find truth within yourself, then you can never be deceived, you are all you need to believe.”

“It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.” -Norman Vincent Peale

“You make the decisions to fulfill, to whatever extent, the potential life that exists within you.” – Hans Decoz

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.”

“It’s difficult to find happiness within yourself, but it’s impossible to find it anywhere else.”

“Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.” -Henri Nouwen

“I think we all need to be inside of us for 3 whole days, thinking about how we can love ourselves more, protect ourselves more, live life with more passion and look not outwards for validation but inwards.” – Lady Gaga

“Don’t feed your mind with negative thoughts. If you do, you will come to believe them.” – Catherine Pulsifer

“The purpose of our lives is to give birth to the best which is within us.” – Marianne Williamson

“The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It’s your mind you have to convince.” – Vincent Lombardi

“Give the world the best you can, anyway!”

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.”

— Sarah Bernhardt

“Live each season as it passes; breath the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.”

— Henry David Thoreau

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou

“Anything one does every day is important and imposing and anywhere one lives is interesting and beautiful.”

— Gertrude Stein

“But I don’t think of the future, or the past, I feast on the moment. This is the secret of happiness, but only reached now in middle age.”

— Virginia Woolf

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that we aim too high and we miss it, but we aim too low and reach it.” – Michelangelo

“To be old & wise, you must first have to be young & stupid.”

“Mediocrity will always try to drag excellence down to its level. Don’t trade your superiority for their inferiority.” – WomenOfHistory @ Twitter

“If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” -Margaret Thatcher

“It’s the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance.” -Bette Midler

“The only person better than you is the person you’ve yet to BECOME!” – Juliet Dillinger

“If a guy breaks your heart, break his Xbox or play-station then he’ll feel your pain.” – FactsAboutBoys @twitter

“You cannot control everything that will happen today. Yet you can completely control the person you will be today.” -thesecretdaily @twitter

“Truth is not something that exists; it’s something that’s made up.”

“Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other.Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.” -Katharine Hepburn

“A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.” -Robert Frost

“Ladies will know a man is gaming them and ignore it because the dream of being in Love quickens all senses except common sense.” – Anon

“Why compare yourself with others? No one in the entire world can do a better job of being you than you. ” – Anon

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do.” – Frederick Keonig

“Why are women … so much more interesting to men than men are to women?” – Virginia Woolf

“All young women begin by believing they can change and reform the men they marry. They can’t.” -George Bernard Shaw

“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” -Lou Holtz

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.” -Henri Nouwen

“It isn’t enough to love; we must prove it.”

— St. Therese of Lisieux

“Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.” – Charles Dickens

“You can’t always protect your heart. Sometimes the only way to be safe is to open it.” – Anon

“He is like catching a picture on the water.”

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” -Steve Jobs

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” Steve Jobs


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