Daily inspirational quotes 2015


Since the very beginning of Inspiration for Success in 2013 Guus has been sending an inspirational quote every day, except Sunday, to a growing group of people. To simplify the sending of the quotes he even developed a WordPress plugin to maintain a mailing list that is available in a simplified form on IFS mailing list plugin.

Next to sending the quote to the people in the mailing list the quotes are stored in our database and published on this page for the quotes (to be) sent in 2015 and the quotes of 2013 and 2014 in the pages inspirational quotes 2013 and inspirational quotes 2014.

So below the inspiring daily quotes of 2015.


12/10/2015: “There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit.” - Napoleon Bonaparte

12/16/2015: “A leader is a dealer in hope.” - Napoleon Bonaparte

12/18/2015: “I don't think I will ever get tired of wearing pink.” - Emma Bunton

12/24/2015: “Never give up. Have hope. Expect only the best from life and take action to get it.” - Catherine Pulsifer

12/25/2015: “Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.” - Robert H. Schuller

12/26/2015: “For every man, the world is as fresh as it was the first day, and as full of untold novelties for him who has the eyes to see them.” - Thomas Henry Huxley

12/27/2015: “To succeed, you must have tremendous perseverance, tremendous will. ‘I will drink the ocean,’ says the persevering soul; ‘at my will mountains will crumble up.’ Have that sort of energy, that sort of will; work hard, and you will reach the goal.” - Swami Vivekananda

12/28/2015: “Until we can receive with an open heart, we're never really giving with an open heart. When we attach judgment to receiving help, we knowingly or unknowingly attach judgment to giving help.” - Brené Brown

12/29/2015: “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).” - Mark Twain

12/30/2015: “When the star dies,
Its eye closes; tired of watching,
It flies back to its first bright dream.”
- Dejan Stojanovic

12/31/2015: “Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love truth.” - Joseph Joubert


10/10/2015: “O Great Spirit Whose voice I hear in the Wind and Whose breath gives life to all the Earth. Hear me, I am one of your children, I need your guidance and support.” - Native American text

10/14/2015: “'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.” - Alice Walker


9/11/2015: “Embrace those parts of yourself that you've skillfully avoided until now. That's your true adventure.” - Gina Greenlee

9/12/2015: “The trick is not to try and reshape or reconstruct myself into someone else (as I had been conditioned to believe), but rather it is to re-know who I am, as a whole and worthy child of God.” - Anonymous

9/15/2015: “Remember, in the vast infinity of life, all is perfect, whole, and complete... and so are you.” - Louise L. Hay

9/18/2015: “I will practice my reliance on God at every turn of events today. I believe I will receive guidance and knowledge concerning how to proceed next.” - Unknown


8/10/2015: “Sometimes bad luck hits you like in an ancient Greek tragedy, and it's not your own making. When you have a plane crash, it's not your fault.” - Werner Herzog

8/11/2015: “You give with an open heart knowing you will always be supported by the universe.” - Susan Gregg

8/25/2015: “Our parents were our first gods. If parents are loving, nurturing, and kind, this becomes the child’s definition of the creator. If parents were controlling, angry, and manipulative, then this becomes their definition.” - David W. Earle

8/28/2015: “There is no 'The End' to be written, neither can you, like an architect, engrave in stone the day the garden was finished a painter can frame his picture, a composer notate his coda, but a garden is always on the move.” - Mirabel Osler

8/29/2015: “When life is sweet,say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow.” - Anmol Andore

JULY 2015

7/1/2015: “holding
the evening
tremblingly close
to me

i weep
the sun

the burden
of hope
lift off my chest

i realize

this is what
it means
to be free.”
- Sanober Khan

7/6/2015: “You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.” - Toni Morrison

7/7/2015: “Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

7/8/2015: “Six Ethics of Life.

Before you Pray - Believe.
Before you Speak - Listen.
Before you Spend - Earn.
Before you Write - Think.
Before you Quit - Try &
Before you Die - Live.”
- Unknown

7/9/2015: “I once got lost in a dark woods with no supplies.
Struggling to deal with nature, beasts and storms,
that was time when I lost my arrogance as human.”
- Toba Beta

7/10/2015: “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

7/13/2015: “One of the most beautiful ways for spiritual formation to take place is to let your insecurity lead you closer to the Lord. Natural hypersensitivity can become an asset; it makes you aware of your need to be with people and it allows you to be more willing to look at their needs.” - Henri Nouwen

7/14/2015: “She was ready to deny the existence of space and time rather than admit that love might not be eternal.” - Simone de Beauvoir

7/20/2015: “In this moment I do not have to control anyone, including me. And if I feel uncomfortable with what another person is doing or not doing I can remind myself I AM POWERLESS over hits person and I AM POWERLESS over my compulsion to act in in inappropriate ways.” - From Coda Step One

7/22/2015: “Every time we remember to say "thank you", we experience nothing less than heaven on earth.” - Sarah Ban Breathnach

7/23/2015: “One who is injured ought not to return the injury, for on no account can it be right to do an injustice; and it is not right to return an injury, or to do evil to any man, however much we have suffered from him.” - Socrates

7/25/2015: “Love is a decision, it is a judgment, it is a promise. If love were only a feeling, there would be no basis for the promise to love each other forever. A feeling comes and it may go. How can I judge that it will stay forever, when my act does not involve judgment and decision.” - Erich Fromm

7/27/2015: “You are what you love, not what loves you.” - Charlie Kaufman

JUNE 2015

6/1/2015: “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” - Coco Chanel

6/2/2015: “Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” - William James

6/3/2015: “Don't run when you lose, don't whine when it hurts. It's like the first grade, Jerry... Nobody likes a crybaby.” - Gordon Gekko

6/4/2015: “You become a worrier by practicing worry. You can become free of worry by practicing the opposite and stronger habit of faith. With all the strength and perseverance you can command, start practicing faith.” - Norman Vincent Peale

6/5/2015: “I told my dentist my teeth are going yellow. he told me to wear a brown tie.” - Rodney Dangerfield

6/7/2015: “You cannot score a goal when you are sitting on the bench. To do so, you have to dress up and enter the game.” - Israelmore Ayivor

6/8/2015: “Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.” - Saint Augustine

6/9/2015: “Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.” - Brene Brown

6/10/2015: “Progress is what happens when impossibility yields to necessity.” - Arnold H. Glasow

6/11/2015: “There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.” - William Shakespeare

6/12/2015: “Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.” - Oprah Winfrey

6/16/2015: “Most of what we say and do is not essential. If you can eliminate it, you’ll have more time, and more tranquility. Ask yourself at every moment, ‘Is this necessary‘?” - Marcus Aurelius

6/17/2015: “Do not apologize for crying. Without this emotion, we are only robots.” - Elizabeth Gilbert

6/18/2015: “Call them rules or call them limits, good ones, I believe, have this in common: they serve reasonable purposes; they are practical and within a child’s capability; they are consistent; and they are an expression of loving concern.” - Fred Rogers

6/19/2015: “A lot of people are waiting for Martin Luther King or Mahatma Gandhi to come back - but they are gone. We are it. It is up to us. It is up to you.” - Marian Wright Edelman

6/20/2015: “The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.” - Voltaire

6/22/2015: “Care more than others think wise. Risk more than others think safe. Dream more than others think practical. Expect more than others think possible.” - Claude Bissell

6/23/2015: “Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” - Francis of Assisi

6/24/2015: “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.” - Helen Schucman

6/25/2015: “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” - Anaïs Nin

6/27/2015: “Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.” - Oscar Wilde

6/29/2015: “You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.”
- William W. Purkey

6/30/2015: “Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.” - Plato

MAY 2015

5/1/2015: “The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'.” - Dan Rather

5/2/2015: “Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action.” - Mother Teresa

5/4/2015: “Positive thoughts are not enough. There have to be positive feelings and positive actions.” - Unknown

5/5/2015: “Many times what we perceive as an error or failure is actually a gift. And eventually we find that lessons learned from that discouraging experience prove to be of great worth.” - Richelle E. Goodrich

5/6/2015: “One single gift acknowledged in gratefulness has the power to dissolve the ties of our alienation.” - David Steindl-Rast

5/7/2015: “Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.” - Epictetus

5/9/2015: “You should never let adversity get you down—except on your knees.” - God's Little Instruction Book

5/11/2015: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

5/12/2015: “They both seemed to understand that describing it was beyond their powers, the gratitude that spreads through your body when a burden gets lifted, and the sense of homecoming that follows, when you suddenly remember what it feels like to be yourself.” - Tom Perrotta

5/13/2015: “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” - Albert Einstein

5/14/2015: “Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” - Lao Tzu

5/15/2015: “Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.” - Albert Schweitzer~~

5/16/2015: “Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” - Pooh’s Little Instruction Book

5/18/2015: “You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.” - Jim Rohn

5/19/2015: “Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.” - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

5/20/2015: “I love argument, I love debate. I don't expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me, that's not their job.” - Margaret Thatcher

5/21/2015: “You usually have to wait for that which is worth waiting for.” - Craig Bruce

5/22/2015: “Even though you're growing up, you should never stop having fun.” - Nina Dobrev

5/23/2015: “You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” - Rabindranath Tagore

5/25/2015: “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” - John A. Shedd

5/28/2015: “As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison.” - Nelson Mandela

5/29/2015: “Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.” - Rumi

5/30/2015: “Without deviation progress is not possible.” - Frank Zappa

APRIL 2015

4/2/2015: “I'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family, together, all of us laughing and talking, loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future.” - LaToya Jackson

4/3/2015: “Don't be afraid to come back.” - Joseph Rosal

4/5/2015: “The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.” - Ralph W. Sockman

4/6/2015: “Poetry is a sort of homecoming.” - Paul Celan

4/7/2015: “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” - Theodore Roosevelt

4/8/2015: “There was another life that I might have had, but I am having this one.” - Kazuo Ishiguro

4/9/2015: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” - Reinhold Niebuhr

4/10/2015: “Human beings, we have dark sides; we have dark issues in our lives. To progress anywhere in life, you have to face your demons.” - John Noble

4/11/2015: “Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.” - Henry Ford

4/13/2015: “Beauty is about perception, not about make-up. I think the beginning of all beauty is knowing and liking oneself. You can't put on make-up, or dress yourself, or do you hair with any sort of fun or joy if you're doing it from a position of correction.” - Kevyn Aucoin

4/14/2015: “I just want to be someone, to mean something to anyone…” - Charlotte Eriksson

4/15/2015: “People tell you the world looks a certain way. Parents tell you how to think. Schools tell you how to think. TV. Religion. And then at a certain point, if you're lucky, you realize you can make up your own mind. Nobody sets the rules but you. You can design your own life.” - Carrie-Anne Moss

4/16/2015: “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

4/17/2015: “Sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.” - Donald Trump

4/17/2015: “Sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.” - Donald Trump

4/18/2015: “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” - Henry David Thoreau

4/20/2015: “If you are faced with a mountain, you have several options.
You can climb it and cross to the other side.
You can go around it.
You can dig under it.
You can fly over it.
You can blow it up.
You can ignore it and pretend it’s not there.
You can turn around and go back the way you came.
Or you can stay on the mountain and make it your home.”
- Vera Nazarian

4/21/2015: “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” - Vince Lombardi

4/22/2015: “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” - Lao Tzu

4/23/2015: “Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th. ” - Julie Andrews

4/24/2015: “It's pitching, hitting and defense that wins. Any two can win. All three make you unbeatable. ” - Joe Garagiola

4/25/2015: “Nature is the source of all true knowledge. She has her own logic, her own laws, she has no effect without cause nor invention without necessity.” - Leonardo da Vinci

4/27/2015: “The good news of suffering is that it brings us to the end of ourselves - a purpose it has certainly served in my life. It brings us to the place of honesty, which is the place of desperation, which is the place of faith, which is the place of freedom.” - Tullian Tchividjian

4/28/2015: “You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
- R. Buckminster Fuller

4/29/2015: “Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It's about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others' success, and then standing back and letting them shine.” - Chris Hadfield

4/30/2015: “Never compare your grief.
You - and only you
walk your path.”
- Nathalie Himmelrich

MARCH 2015

3/2/2015: “Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” - W. Clement Stone

3/3/2015: “Life goes by fast. Enjoy it. Calm down. It's all funny. Next. Everyone gets so upset about the wrong things.” - Joan Rivers

3/4/2015: “I'm terrified of heights, but I think there's something really beautiful about birds and soaring, having a bird's-eye view of the world.” - Lindy Booth

3/5/2015: “Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” - Joseph Addison

3/6/2015: “In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.” - Immanuel Kant

3/7/2015: “If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.” - Barack Obama

3/9/2015: “If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.” - William J. Clinton

3/10/2015: “I work really hard at trying to see the big picture and not getting stuck in ego. I believe we're all put on this planet for a purpose, and we all have a different purpose... When you connect with that love and that compassion, that's when everything unfolds.” - Ellen DeGeneres

3/11/2015: “[F]or just one second, look at your life and see how perfect it is. Stop looking for the next secret door that is going to lead you to your real life. Stop waiting. This is it: there's nothing else. It's here, and you'd better decide to enjoy it or you're going to be miserable wherever you go, for the rest of your life, forever.” - Lev Grossman

3/12/2015: “Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.” - Voltaire

3/13/2015: “I don't simply create probabilities, I guide them.” - Lionel Suggs

3/14/2015: “I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.” - Audrey Hepburn

3/16/2015: “Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.” - Hal Borland

3/17/2015: “Trust is the first step to love. ” - Munshi Premchand

3/18/2015: “Conquer the angry one by not getting angry; conquer the wicked by goodness; conquer the stingy by generosity, and the liar by speaking the truth.” - Gautama Buddha

3/20/2015: “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” - Jon Kabat-Zinn

3/21/2015: “The word 'romance', according to the dictionary, means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real. Romance should last a lifetime.” - Billy Graham

3/23/2015: “Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” - Marie Curie

3/24/2015: “Trust is knowing that when a team member does push you, they're doing it because they care about the team.” - Patrick Lencioni

3/25/2015: “Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” - Saint Francis de Sales

3/26/2015: “The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword. If you would take a man's life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you cannot bear to do that, then perhaps the man does not deserve to die.” - George R.R. Martin

3/27/2015: “You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in.” - Mandy Hale

3/29/2015: “Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.” - Robert H. Schuller

3/31/2015: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” - Winston Churchill


2/2/2015: “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.” - Proverb

2/3/2015: “If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another. The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience.” - Deepak Chopra

2/4/2015: “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” - Lao Tzu

2/5/2015: “Everybody goes through a phase of fatigue, and I am no different. Re-inventing yourself in your profession is the key to deal with fatigue.” - Malaika Arora Khan

2/7/2015: “Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.” - J.K. Rowling

2/9/2015: “I am tired of people saying that poor character is the only reason people do wrong things. Actually, circumstances cause people to act a certain way. It's from those circumstances that a person's attitude is affected followed by weakening of character. Not the reverse. If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure in noticing those in others and judging their lives as either black or white, good or bad. We all live our lives in shades of gray.” - Shannon L. Alder

2/10/2015: “It takes less courage to criticize the decisions of others than to stand by your own.” - Attila the Hun

2/11/2015: “We think the fire eats the wood. We are wrong. The wood reaches out to the flame. The fire licks at what the wood harbors, and the wood gives itself away to that intimacy, the manner in which we and the world meet each new day.” - Jack Gilbert

2/12/2015: “The key to success for everything in business, science and technology is never to follow the others.” - Masaru Ibuka

2/14/2015: “Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” - Albert Einstein

2/16/2015: “The Universe is very, very big.

It also loves a paradox. For example, it has some extremely strict rules.

Rule number one: Nothing lasts forever. Not you or your family or your house or your planet or the sun. It is an absolute rule. Therefore when someone says that their love will never die, it means that their love is not real, for everything that is real dies.

Rule number two: Everything lasts forever.”
- Craig Ferguson

2/17/2015: “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” - J.M. Barrie

2/18/2015: “The difference between a stranger sending you a message that you might be interested in at a very low volume level, no repetition, just sending it to very few people, and that being done as spam - those things get close enough that you want to be careful never to filter out something that's legitimate.” - Bill Gates

2/19/2015: “I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” - Brené Brown

2/19/2015: “I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” - Brené Brown

2/20/2015: “Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.” - August Wilson

2/21/2015: “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” - Phil Jackson

2/23/2015: “I have learned to live each day as it comes, and not to borrow trouble by dreading tomorrow. It is the dark menace of the future that makes cowards of us.” - Dorothy Dix

2/24/2015: “A rule without exceptions is an instrument capable of doing mischief to the innocent and bringing grief -- as well as injustice -- to those who should gain exemptions from the rule's functioning.” - Derrick A. Bell

2/25/2015: “Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.” - Ausonius

2/26/2015: “Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.” - Ralph Ellison

2/27/2015: “This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” - Henry David Thoreau


1/1/2015: “Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.” - James Bryant Conant

1/2/2015: “Being safe doesn't mean you won't be sorry.” - Katerina Stoykova Klemer

1/3/2015: “It is necessary ... for a man to go away by himself ... to sit on a rock ... and ask, 'Who am I, where have I been, and where am I going?'” - Carl Sandburg

1/5/2015: “Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.” - John F. Kennedy

1/6/2015: “We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.” - Mother Teresa

1/7/2015: “What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.” - Jiddu Krishnamurti

1/8/2015: “It's toughest to forgive ourselves. So it's probably best to start with other people. It's almost like peeling an onion. Layer by layer, forgiving others, you really do get to the point where you can forgive yourself.” - Patty Duke

1/9/2015: “Any action is often better than no action, especially if you have been stuck in an unhappy situation for a long time. If it is a mistake, at least you learn something, in which case it's no longer a mistake. If you remain stuck, you learn nothing.” - Eckhart Tolle

1/10/2015: “Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” - Benjamin Franklin

1/12/2015: “I think the important thing about my appointment is not that I will decide cases as a woman, but that I am a woman who will get to decide cases.” - Sandra Day O'Connor

1/13/2015: “There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.” - Henry David Thoreau

1/14/2015: Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones.” - Thich Nhat Hanh

1/15/2015: “He that can have patience can have what he will.” - Benjamin Franklin

1/16/2015: “If you're absent during my struggle, don't expect to be present during my success.” - Will Smith

1/17/2015: “Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.” - John D. Rockefeller

1/19/2015: “Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing. Believe in yourself. And believe that there is a loving Source - a Sower of Dreams - just waiting to be asked to help you make your dreams come true.” - Sarah Ban Breathnach

1/20/2015: “To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping.” - Chinese Proverb

1/21/2015: “Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you.” - Saint Augustine

1/22/2015: “Endings to be useful must be inconclusive.” - Samuel R. Delany

1/23/2015: “Being in the beauty industry has taught me that most of us are never satisfied with how we look. We all wish we had better hair, could lose that last 10 pounds, or look like someone else. I always see the beauty in the clients that have sat in my chair, and I've tried to help them see it, too, and feel good about themselves.” - Tabatha Coffey

1/24/2015: “Whatever God or whatever higher power you believe in, they brought us to this earth in a perfect way, and you have to learn to love yourself. Otherwise, it's an exhausting way to be.” - Callie Thorne

1/26/2015: “I'm not saying we have power over everything in our lives - if that were true, my hair would look so, so different - but I am saying that there's no circumstance in which we are completely powerless.” - Martha Beck

1/27/2015: “I am really driven, but my drive doesn't effect the conversations I have in my head about life, and my worries and fears and insecurities.” - Zach Braff

1/28/2015: “In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.” - Lao Tzu

1/30/2015: “I know that the twelve notes in each octave and the variety of rhythm offer me opportunities that all of human genius will never exhaust.” - Igor Stravinsky

1/31/2015: “My husband would do anything for me ...' It's degrading. No human being ought to have such power over another."

"It's a very real power, Harriet."

"Then ... we won't use it. If we disagree, we'll fight it out like gentlemen. We won't stand for matrimonial blackmail.”
- Dorothy L. Sayers

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