Inspirational quotes 2017

Introduction

In 2015 I started sending quotes every day again, but during my trip in 2016 I mostly decided sending a quote daily was just too much. I hope you understand. I will do my best to send quotes every day again in 2017. Find below the ones I have sent. And strange to realize I have been sending quotes regularly, mostly daily, for years now. And that I have been using my plugin for that since 2013. Building that plugin seemed like endless, but right now it has been operational for almost four years already, and yes, it automatically stores the quotes so below overview is generated automatically.

SEPTEMBER 2017

9/1/2017: “Life is not always perfect. Like a road, it has many bends, ups and down, but that’s its beauty.” - Amit Ray

9/2/2017: “Perhaps that is where our choice lies -- in determining how we will meet the inevitable end of things, and how we will greet each new beginning.” - Elana K. Arnold

9/3/2017: “He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that is in battle slain, Will never rise to fight again.” - Tacitus

9/4/2017: “Every weakness contains within itself a strength.” - Shūsaku Endō

9/5/2017: “Every thought you produce, anything you say, any action you do, it bears your signature.” - Thich Nhat Hanh

9/6/2017: “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” - Joseph Campbell

9/7/2017: “We learn from failure, not from success!” - Bram Stoker

9/8/2017: “It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.” - Muhammad Ali

9/9/2017: “Interesting things always come from being really exhausted and really sick.” - Adam Driver

9/10/2017: “On the night before Jesus died, he said to his Heavenly Father, "I have accomplished the work which you gave me to do." He didn't heal every sick person on earth. When he ascended to heaven, there was still sickness and heartache and pain. But Jesus knew that he had accomplished what his father had called him to do, and that was enough.” - Lisa Brenninkmeyer

9/11/2017: “A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.” - Proverbs

9/12/2017: “I believe in the vows that I took with my wife. Through sickness, in health, for richer or poorer.” - Michael Schiavo

9/13/2017: “If just one person has done it, it can be done.” - Verity Louise Marshall

9/14/2017: “It’s probably my job to tell you life isn’t fair, but I figure you already know that. So instead, I’ll tell you that hope is precious, and you’re right not to give up.” - C.J. Redwine

9/15/2017: “For surely a king is first a man. And so it must follow that a king does as all men do: the best he can.” - Cameron Dokey

9/16/2017: “You are not responsible for the programming you picked up in childhood. However, as an adult, you are one hundred percent responsible for fixing it.” - Ken Keyes, Jr.

9/17/2017: “Let your heart not be troubled, don't worry.” - July Ann Chu

9/18/2017: “Don't be afraid of your fears. They're not there to scare you. They're there to let you know that something is worth it.” - C. JoyBell C.

9/19/2017: “Start with the end in mind.” - Stephen R. Covey

9/20/2017: “Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.” - Ralph Ellison

9/21/2017: “Fatigue, discomfort, discouragement are merely symptoms of effort.” - Morgan Freeman

9/22/2017: “The past, like the future, is indefinite and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities.” - Stephen Hawking

9/23/2017: “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” - Lyndon B. Johnson

9/24/2017: “Believe something and the Universe is on its way to being changed. Because you've changed, by believing. Once you've changed, other things start to follow. Isn't that the way it works?” - Diane Duane

AUGUST 2017

8/1/2017: “It was an interesting dilemma and with all such dilemmas an opportunity might emerge. 'How best to turn this setback into an advantage,' he wondered silently.” - Raymond E. Feist

8/2/2017: “People don't buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe.” - Simon Sinek

8/3/2017: “Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” - Ruth Bader Ginsburg

8/4/2017: “Like when you sit in front of a fire in winter — you are just there in front of the fire. You don't have to be smart or anything. The fire warms you.” - Desmond Tutu

8/5/2017: “To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.” - Gilbert K. Chesterton

8/6/2017: “You must promise me. You can't desire the end without desiring the means.
Ah, but one can, he thought, one can: one can desire the peace of victory without desiring the ravaged towns.”
- Graham Greene

8/7/2017: “We cannot turn the clock back nor can we undo the harm caused, but we have the power to determine the future and to ensure that what happened never happens again.” - Paul Kagame

8/8/2017: “There is no envy, jealousy, or hatred between the different colors of the rainbow. And no fear either. Because each one exists to make the others’ love more beautiful.” - Aberjhani

8/9/2017: “If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character... Would you slow down? Or speed up?” - Chuck Palahniuk

8/10/2017: “All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

8/11/2017: “Be grateful, not only for others, but for yourself.” - Unknown

8/12/2017: “Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.” - Oliver Goldman

8/13/2017: “In the end, the number of prayers we say may contribute to our happiness, but the number of prayers we answer may be of even greater importance.” - Dieter F. Uchtdorf

8/14/2017: “To love someone with all of your heart requires reaching them where they are with the only words they can understand.” - Shannon L. Alder

8/15/2017: “Acceptance means no complaining, and happiness means no complaining about the things over which you can do nothing.” - Wayne W. Dyer

8/16/2017: “How shall you punish those whose remorse is already greater than their misdeeds?” - Kahlil Gibran

8/17/2017: “Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you see can inspire you.” - Grace Coddington

8/18/2017: “The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.” - Dale Carnegie

8/19/2017: “When I look back on my life, I overpaid for my big successes every time. And when I tried to get a bargain, get it a little cheaper or get a better deal on it, I ended up usually either getting it and not happy I got it. Or missing it.” - Jerry Jones

8/20/2017: “It is easy, terribly easy, to shake a man’s faith in himself. To take advantage of that to break a man’s spirit, is devil’s work.” - G. B. Shaw

8/21/2017: “Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” - Swami Sivananda

8/22/2017: “When mental [illness] increases until it reaches the danger point, do not exhaust yourself by efforts to trace back to original causes. Better accept them as inevitable and save your strength to fight against the effects.” - George Sand

8/23/2017: “Being cool is being your own self, not doing something that someone else is telling you to do.” - Vanessa Hudgens

8/24/2017: “Victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan.” - John F. Kennedy

8/25/2017: “You cannot be seeking yourself when you're making money.” - Felix Dennis

8/26/2017: “I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.” - Abraham H. Maslow

8/27/2017: “He leans over and takes her hand. With the other he touches her face. ‘You your best thing, Sethe. You are.’ His holding fingers are holding hers.

Me? Me?”
- Toni Morrison

8/28/2017: “The new expanded spirituality is all inclusive. It is inclusive, because it comes from unconditional love. In the concept of unconditional love there is no exclusion. Everything and everyone is seen as a part of oneself.
It is a beautiful spirituality as the one who lives by its principles cannot by definition be a part of any conflict. ”
- Raphael Zernoff

8/29/2017: “Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” - C.S. Lewis

8/30/2017: “You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” - Rabindranath Tagore

8/31/2017: “Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.” - Wayne W. Dyer

JULY 2017

7/1/2017: “In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

7/2/2017: “Why?
It's an excellent question.
But an even better one is...
Why not?”
- Lara Whatley

7/3/2017: “Don't water your weeds.” - Harvey MacKay

7/4/2017: “Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens.” - Tony DeLiso

7/5/2017: “The only real battle in life is between hanging on and letting go.” - Shannon L. Alder

7/6/2017: “The only currency I value is the coin of the spirit. That's very important in my life.” - Kinky Friedman

7/7/2017: “Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.” - Charles Spurgeon

7/8/2017: “Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.” - Jean-Paul Sartre

7/9/2017: “An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.” - Ernest Hemingway

7/10/2017: “Patience is not passive waiting. Patience is active acceptance of the process required to attain your goals and dreams.” - Ray A. Davis

7/11/2017: “When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” - Donald Miller

7/12/2017: “Move forward doesn´t mean avoiding the pain,
but look towards a new day in spite of the rain.”
- Ana Claudia Antunes

7/13/2017: “Starting over is opportunity informed by failure, which is opportunity made intelligent.” - Craig D. Lounsbrough

7/14/2017: “To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid.” - Anonymous

7/16/2017: “Do the thing and you will have the power.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

7/17/2017: “"You could at least complain," I say. "I adore complaining. It calms the nerves."” - Franny Billingsley

7/18/2017: “In the end, the number of prayers we say may contribute to our happiness, but the number of prayers we answer may be of even greater importance.” - Dieter F. Uchtdorf

7/19/2017: “There is never enough time to do everything, but there is always enough time to do the most important things. What are they?” - Brian Tracy

7/20/2017: “The only true test of friendship is the time your friend spends on you.” - John Marsden

7/21/2017: “Breath is the finest gift of nature. Be grateful for this wonderful gift.” - Amit Ray

7/22/2017: “It was a year that, like all years, a lot of things happened in.” - Carrie Fisher

7/23/2017: “The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.” - Fyodor Dostoevsky

7/24/2017: “First become a blessing to yourself so that you may be a blessing to others.” - Rabbi Samson R. Hirsch

7/25/2017: “I'm using my art to comment on what I see. You don't have to agree with it.” - John Mellencamp

7/26/2017: “If you desire healing,
let yourself fall ill
let yourself fall ill.”
- Jalaluddin Rumi

7/27/2017: “You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.” - Kahlil Gibran

7/28/2017: “Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.” - William Arthur Ward

7/29/2017: “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” - Henry Ford

7/30/2017: “If you wrote something for which someone sent you a cheque, if you cashed the cheque and it didn't bounce, and if you then paid the light bill with the money, I consider you talented.” - Stephen King

7/31/2017: “The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?” - Pablo Casals

JUNE 2017

6/1/2017: “It's a good idea always to do something relaxing prior to making an important decision in your life.” - Paulo Coelho

6/2/2017: “The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets.” - Christopher Morley

6/3/2017: “When we do something, we may not think about why we are doing what we are doing, says Oehler, for then it would suddenly be totally impossible for us to do anything.” - Thomas Bernhard

6/4/2017: “If you want to find the real competition, just look in the mirror. After awhile you'll see your rivals scrambling for second place.” - Criss Jami

6/5/2017: “Hate to sound sleazy,
but tease me,
I don't want it if it's that easy.”
- Tupac Shakur

6/6/2017: “Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” - Maya Angelou

6/7/2017: “He who knows to be afraid has a higher chance of living!” - Mehmet Murat İldan

6/8/2017: “It is the Higher Power which does everything, and the man is only a tool. If he accepts that position, he is free from troubles; otherwise, he courts them.” - Ramana Maharshi

6/9/2017: “The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present.” - Eckhart Tolle

6/10/2017: “A sure cure for seasickness is to sit under a tree.” - Spike Milligan

6/11/2017: “One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.” - Oscar Wilde

6/12/2017: “When I was a child, our summer days were spent swimming; chlorine in my hair was like perfume to me.” - Patti Davis

6/13/2017: “You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don't trust enough.” - Frank Crane

6/14/2017: “Don't waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.” - Paulo Coelho

6/15/2017: “Diamonds are only lumps of coal that stuck at it no matter how much heat or pressure they faced.” - Jeffrey Fry

6/17/2017: “Three ways to Change: First is behaving Positively, Second is behaving Positively and the Third is stop being Negative.” - Gavhi Theron

6/18/2017: “It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.” - John Joseph Powell

6/19/2017: “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” - Babe Ruth

6/20/2017: “I have never heard anything about the resolutions of the apostles, but a good deal about their acts.” - Og Mandino

6/21/2017: “Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching. ” - Satchel Paige

6/22/2017: “Paint the town red.” - Unknown

6/23/2017: “Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.” - Friedrich Nietzsche

6/24/2017: “Cooperation over competition. If the world simply sees this statement, together we can begin our exploration of it. Simply seeing it is enough to create change.” - Réné Gaudette

6/25/2017: “Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity.” - Thor Heyerdahl

6/26/2017: “There is a fine line between stubbornness and stupidity as well as intensity and insanity.” - Brittany Burgunder

6/27/2017: “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” - André Gide

6/29/2017: “It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.” - John Steinbeck

6/30/2017: “There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither.” - Alan Cohen

MAY 2017

5/1/2017: “In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.” - Confucius

5/2/2017: “As you stop trying to forcibly manage the thoughts, beliefs and actions that arise from your mind and ask instead to be guided by a source greater than yourself, you will find a world of support showing up in surprising ways.” - Debbie Ford

5/3/2017: “Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.” - Stephen Hawking

5/4/2017: “To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.” - Leonard Bernstein

5/5/2017: “Ignorance is a lot like alcohol: the more you have of it, the less you are able to see its effect on you.” - Jay M. Bylsma

5/6/2017: “Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can't be done.” - Bo Bennett

5/7/2017: “Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.” - Carl Jung

5/8/2017: “Anger should be your servant, not your master.” - Alok Jagawat

5/9/2017: “Everybody has goals, aspirations or whatever, and everybody has been at a point in their life where nobody believed in them.” - Eminem

5/11/2017: “First need in the reform of hospital management? That's easy! The death of all dietitians, and the resurrection of a French chef.” - Martin H. Fischer

5/12/2017: “Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.” - Roger Miller

5/13/2017: “When you find out the field you were gifted, what you were created for, you will not have to work hard and sweat it out.” - Sunday Adelaja

5/14/2017: “You empower what you fight. You withdraw power from what you release.” - Alan Cohen

5/15/2017: “You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.” - Toni Morrison

5/16/2017: “Longed for him. Got him. Shit.” - Margaret Atwood

5/17/2017: “You've got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.” - Charlie Parker

5/18/2017: “The more clearly you write, the more easily and surely you will be understood.” - Arthur Quiller-Couch

5/19/2017: “Repeat anything often enough and it will start to become you.” - Tom Hopkins

5/20/2017: “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” - Sun Tzu

5/21/2017: “Unless both sides win, no agreement can be permanent.” - Jimmy Carter

5/22/2017: “In the end it's not about how many breaths you took.
In the end it's about the moments that took your breath away.”
- Volksweisheitheit

5/23/2017: “I can't eat and I can't sleep. I'm not doing well in terms of being a functional human, you know?” - Ned Vizzini

5/24/2017: “It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.” - Voltaire

5/25/2017: “The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” - C.G. Jung

5/26/2017: “If you go very deeper you will see that you are not in freedom you are in cage made by chemistry and science.” - Deyth Banger

5/27/2017: “What is a teacher? I'll tell you: it isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.” - Paulo Coelho

5/29/2017: “From where we stand the rain seems random. If we could stand somewhere else, we would see the order in it.” - Tony Hillerman

5/30/2017: “If we spend enough time dreaming, then the dream might eventually become real.” - Fennel Hudson

5/31/2017: “How someone treats a waiter or doorman can tell you so much about a person.” - Austin Butler

APRIL 2017

4/1/2017: “The Discovery was the most intricate, complex machine man has ever built. It's a testament to our time.” - John Glenn

4/2/2017: “Pick a theme and work it to exhaustion... the subject must be something you truly love or truly hate.” - Dorothea Lange

4/3/2017: “The greatness of the man's power is the measure of his surrender.” - William Booth

4/4/2017: “A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.” - Tom Stoppard

4/5/2017: “Enjoy your sweat because hard work doesn't guarantee success, but without it you don't have a chance.” - Alex Rodriguez

4/6/2017: “The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence.” - Blake Lively

4/7/2017: “You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.” - Desmond Tutu

4/8/2017: “Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.” - Khalil Gibran

4/9/2017: “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” - Gandalf (from Lord of the Rings)

4/10/2017: “Just take this as a warning. Know that there's always a price for not being yourself.” - Benilde Little

4/11/2017: “Each of us has a unique part to play in the healing of the world.” - Marianne Williamson

4/12/2017: “Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.” - William Blake

4/13/2017: “You can do more than pray after you have prayed; but you can never do more than pray until you have prayed.” - A.J. Gordon

4/14/2017: “Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and winds long to play with your hair.” - Kahli Gibran

4/15/2017: “If there is to be reconciliation, first there must be truth.” - Timothy B. Tyson

4/16/2017: “Have a wonderful day, unless you’ve made other plans.” - Unknown

4/17/2017: “Only a struggle twists sentimentality and lust together into love.” - E. M. Forster

4/18/2017: “When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.” - Tennessee Williams

4/19/2017: “All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” - Earl Nightingale

4/20/2017: “Like a sculptor, if necessary,
carve a friend out of stone.
Realize that your inner sight is blind
and try to see a treasure in everyone.”
- Jalaluddin Rumi

4/21/2017: “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” - Meister Eckhart

4/22/2017: “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” - Marie Curie

4/24/2017: “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” - Virginia Woolf

4/25/2017: “Did perpetual happiness in the Garden of Eden maybe get so boring that eating the apple was justified?” - Chuck Palahniuk

4/26/2017: “The way to work with a bully is to take the ball and go home. First time, every time. When there's no ball, there's no game. Bullies hate that. So they'll either behave so they can play with you or they'll go bully someone else.” - Seth Godin

4/27/2017: “Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” - Lou Holtz

4/28/2017: “Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.” - Jean-Paul Sartre

4/29/2017: “Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.” - Harper Lee

4/30/2017: “Being president is like running a cemetery: you've got a lot of people under you and nobody's listening.” - William J. Clinton

MARCH 2017

3/1/2017: “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” - Harriet Tubman

3/2/2017: “If a man does his best, what else is there?” - George S. Patton

3/3/2017: “Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.” - John Jakes

3/4/2017: “A valid contract requires voluntary offer, acceptance, and consideration.” - Robert Higgs

3/5/2017: “The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.” - Rabindranath Tagore

3/6/2017: “A first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.” - Franz Kafka

3/7/2017: “Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.” - Denis Waitley

3/8/2017: “Keep looking up! I learn from the past, dream about the future and look up. There's nothing like a beautiful sunset to end a healthy day.” - Rachel Boston

3/9/2017: “You have to be quite heavily invested in someone to do them the honour of telling them you're annoyed with them.” - Alain de Botton

3/10/2017: “The most powerful force ever known on this planet is human cooperation - a force for construction and destruction.” - Jonathan Haidt

3/11/2017: “God gave you a gift of 84,600 seconds today. Have you used one of them to say thank you?” - William Arthur Ward

3/12/2017: “To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.” - Reba McEntire

3/13/2017: “Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.” - Diane Arbus

3/14/2017: “A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.” - Dave Meurer

3/15/2017: “In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

3/16/2017: “For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.” - Khalil Gibran

3/17/2017: “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” - John Quincy Adams

3/18/2017: “Instead of saying, "I'm damaged, I'm broken, I have trust issues" say "I'm healing, I'm rediscovering myself, I'm starting over."” - Horacio Jones

3/19/2017: “Every test successfully met is rewarded by some growth in intuitive knowledge, strengthening of character, or initiation into a higher consciousness.” - Paul Brunton

3/20/2017: “Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open.” - Pauline Kael

3/21/2017: “A psychologist said to me, there are only two important questions you have to ask yourself. What do you really feel? And, what do you really want? If you can answer those two, you probably can leave your neuroses behind you.” - Harold Ramis

3/22/2017: “The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.” - Zig Ziglar

3/23/2017: “It’s better to be at the bottom of the ladder you want to climb than at the top of the one you don’t.” - Stephen Kellogg

3/24/2017: “No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.” - Mary Wollstonecraft

3/25/2017: “To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life.” - William Samuel Johnson

3/26/2017: “The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.” - Gustave Flaubert

3/28/2017: “Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars.” - Brian Tracy

3/29/2017: “I don't think you should always stay calm in a tense situation, because you might not ever confront the problem. Maybe it's better to actually let yourself be tense - and find a solution.” - Yoko Ono

3/30/2017: “Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.” - Mohandas K. Gandhi

3/31/2017: “All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” - Pablo Picasso

FEBRUARY 2017

2/1/2017: “Be bored and see where it takes you, because the imagination's dusty wilderness is worth crossing if you want to sculpt your soul.” - Nancy Gibbs

2/2/2017: “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” - Leo Tolstoy

2/3/2017: “When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.” - Dale Carnegie

2/4/2017: “The opposite of anger is not calmness, its empathy.” - Mehmet Oz

2/5/2017: “Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.” - Tony Robbins

2/6/2017: “Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.” - May Sarton

2/7/2017: “Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.” - Khalil Gibran

2/8/2017: “As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

2/9/2017: “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” - Jim Valvano

2/10/2017: “I like the night. Without the dark, we'd never see the stars.” - Stephenie Meyer

2/11/2017: “Healthy shame is an emotion that teaches us about our limits. Like all emotions, shame moves us to get our basic needs met.” - John Bradshaw

2/12/2017: “With a suit, even if you're having a nervous breakdown, you still look like you're in charge.” - Paul Feig

2/13/2017: “The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.” - Joseph Joubert

2/14/2017: “You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” - A.A. Milne

2/15/2017: “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” - Rabindranath Tagore

2/16/2017: “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” - George Bernard Shaw

2/17/2017: “The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.” - Henry Beston

2/18/2017: “Shoes are the finishing touch on any outfit and it is important to complete a look with the perfect pair!” - Tracy Reese

2/19/2017: “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.” - Rumi

2/20/2017: “Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes. ” - Friedrich Nietzsche

2/21/2017: “Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” - Joseph Campbell

2/22/2017: “Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle.” - George R.R. Martin

2/23/2017: “The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.” - Lao Tzu

2/24/2017: “You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.” - John Wooden

2/25/2017: “Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.” - Gloria Steinem

2/28/2017: “It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.” - Erma Bombeck

2/28/2017: “The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.” - Arthur C. Clarke

JANUARY 2017

1/1/2017: “It's never the differences between people that surprise us. It's the things that, against all odds, we have in common.” - Jodi Picoult

1/2/2017: “Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens.” - Tony DeLiso

1/4/2017: “And now I know it is perfectly natural for me not to look at someone when I talk. Those of us with Asperger’s are just not comfortable doing it. In fact, I don’t really understand why it’s considered normal to stare at someone’s eyeballs.” - John Elder Robison

1/4/2017: “You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.” - John Lennon

1/5/2017: “Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.” - Oscar Wilde

1/6/2017: “The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.” - Bertrand Russell

1/7/2017: “Patience is power.
Patience is not an absence of action;
rather it is "timing"
it waits on the right time to act,
for the right principles
and in the right way.”
- Fulton J. Sheen

1/8/2017: “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

1/9/2017: “It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.” - J.R.R. Tolkien

1/10/2017: “I work hard, I work late, I have nothing on my conscience. When I go to bed, I sleep.” - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

1/11/2017: “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” - Melody Beattie

1/12/2017: “I tell people: 'Do what you love, but it can also be hard to know what you love early on. But when you think about it and you describe the options, which one gets you a little more excited?'” - Brad D. Smith

1/13/2017: “Seeing the glass as half empty is more positive than seeing it as half full. Through such a lens the only choice is to pour more. That is righteous pessimism.” - Criss Jami

1/14/2017: “Your naked body should only belong to those who fall in love with your naked soul.” - Charlie Chaplin

1/15/2017: “If you want to give yourself a fair chance to succeed, never expect too much too soon.” - Po Bronson

1/17/2017: “Weather means more when you have a garden. There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans.” - Marcelene Cox

1/19/2017: “The moon has been loving us with her dreamy smile for billions of years, but still she is not tired.” - Debasish Mridha

1/20/2017: “You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower

1/21/2017: “In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.” - Francis Bacon

1/22/2017: “You feel fine, and then, when your body can't keep fighting, you don't.” - Nicholas Sparks

1/23/2017: “The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1/24/2017: “Training a puppy is like raising a child. Every single interaction is a training opportunity.” - Ian Dunbar

1/25/2017: “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” - Rumi

1/26/2017: “Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.” - William Blake

1/27/2017: “Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” - William Butler Yeats

1/28/2017: “Watch every detail that affects the accuracy of your work.” - Arthur C. Nielsen

1/29/2017: “Privacy is not something that I'm merely entitled to, it's an absolute prerequisite.” - Marlon Brando

1/30/2017: “We need to understand the difference between discipline and punishment. Punishment is what you do to someone; discipline is what you do for someone.” - Zig Ziglar

1/31/2017: “Providence has its appointed hour for everything. We cannot command results, we can only strive.” - Mahatma Gandhi