Inspirational quotes 2016


I did not send quotes on a daily basis anymore for the whole year of 2015 and I don’t want to commit to that right now for 2016, even though I am more confident to do that now due to my daily tasks in SFI. I decided to send a quote, the same quote for now, to my team on a daily basis, based on my earlier experience here, in Inspiration for Success, so for now I am pretty confident I will send quotes from here, from Inspiration for Success.

I want to apologize to the people who signed up for a daily quote and did not receive one lately. I hope they can and will forgive me.


12/26/2016: “I am one with the Force. The Force is with me.” - Chirrut Îmwe (Star Wars character)

12/27/2016: “What you leave behind says as much about you as what you bring along.” - Jacquelyn Middleton

12/28/2016: “True forgiveness is when you can say, "Thank you for that experience".” - Oprah Winfrey

12/29/2016: “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” - Henry Ford

12/30/2016: “Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” - Winnie the Pooh

12/31/2016: “Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” - George Bernard Shaw


11/1/2016: “...I told him a story of two people. Two people who shouldn't have met, and who didn't like each other much when they did, but who found they were the only two people in the world who could possibly have understood each other.” - Jojo Moyes

11/2/2016: “We have to recognise that there cannot be relationships unless there is commitment, unless there is loyalty, unless there is love, patience, persistence.” - Cornel West

11/3/2016: “Your friends will believe in your potential, your enemies will make you live up to it.” - Tim Fargo

11/4/2016: “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” - Elbert Hubbard

11/5/2016: “Remember, teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.” - Patrick Lencioni

11/6/2016: “Not doing anything is doing something and choosing to look away is a passive but no less mortal sin.” - Bill Maher

11/8/2016: “Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.” - Mark Twain

11/9/2016: “It’s all right to have butterflies in your stomach. Just get them to fly in formation.” - Dr. Rob Gilbert

11/10/2016: “The sooner you make a mistake and learn to live with it, the better. You're not responsible for everything. You can't control the way things end up.” - Courtney Summers

11/11/2016: “I believe in recovery, and as a role model I have the responsibility to let young people know that you can make a mistake and come back from it.” - Ann Richards

11/12/2016: “But we all make mistakes. It’s how we fix them that makes us who we are.” - Jessica Sorensen

11/13/2016: “You can find something truly important in an ordinary minute.” - Mitch Albom

11/14/2016: “There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither.” - Alan Cohen

11/15/2016: “Being different is a revolving door in your life where secure people enter and insecure exit.” - Shannon L. Alder

11/29/2016: “If you want to pick apples, don't plant weeds.” - Unknown


10/1/2016: “Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” - John Ruskin

10/2/2016: “The most remarkable discovery in all of astronomy is that the stars are made of atoms of the same kind as those on the earth.” - Richard P. Feynman

10/3/2016: “Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” - Anne Frank

10/4/2016: “Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” - Buddha

10/5/2016: “The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” - Albert Camus

10/6/2016: “Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” - William James

10/7/2016: “The ultimate goal of therapy... it's too hard a question. The words come to me like tranquility, like fulfillment, like realizing your potential.” - Irvin D. Yalom

10/8/2016: “We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” - Jesse Owens

10/9/2016: “A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.” - Liberty Hyde Bailey

10/10/2016: “Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” - Bill Bradley

10/11/2016: “For some reason if we hear 100 praises and one criticism, we focus on that one hurtful thing.” - Carmen Electra

10/12/2016: “People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.” - Dalai Lama

10/13/2016: “No one's ever achieved financial fitness with a January resolution that's abandoned by February.” - Suze Orman

10/14/2016: “My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world.” - Jack Layton

10/15/2016: “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

10/16/2016: “Step with care and great tact, and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act.” - Dr. Seuss

10/17/2016: “Beware of him that is slow to anger; for when it is long coming, it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept. Abused patience turns to fury.” - Francis Quarles

10/18/2016: “Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions - Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead.” - Chanakya

10/19/2016: “Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.” - Albert Camus

10/20/2016: “To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe. ” - Marilyn Vos Savant

10/20/2016: “To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.” - Marilyn Vos Savant

10/21/2016: “There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” - Laurell K. Hamilton

10/22/2016: “That's the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it's impossible to ever see the end.” - Elizabeth Wurtzel

10/23/2016: “The soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts.” - Marcus Aurelius

10/24/2016: “Conflict cannot survive without your participation.” - Wayne Dyer

10/25/2016: “Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.” - Stephen Fry

10/26/2016: “It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem.” - Gilbert K. Chesterton

10/27/2016: “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” - Dale Carnegie

10/30/2016: “A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on.” - William S. Burroughs

10/31/2016: “The starting point of all achievement is desire.” - Napoleon Hill


9/1/2016: “Shame derives its power from being unspeakable.” - Brené Brown

9/2/2016: “For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first.” - Suzanne Collins

9/3/2016: “There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy.” - Albert Camus

9/4/2016: “Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.” - Mahatma Gandhi

9/5/2016: “I want to see beauty. In the ugly, in the sink, in the suffering, in the daily, in all the days before I die, the moments before I sleep.” - Ann Voskamp

9/6/2016: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” - Maimonides

9/7/2016: “The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.” - Aldous Huxley

9/8/2016: “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” - Rumi

9/9/2016: “Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching.” - Satchel Paige

9/10/2016: “Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.” - Madeleine L'Engle

9/10/2016: “Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.” - Madeleine L'Engle

9/11/2016: “If you want to succeed, you've got to be okay to just lose control.” - Alexis Ohanian

9/12/2016: “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.

9/13/2016: “Dream small dreams. If you make them too big, you get overwhelmed and you don't do anything. If you make small goals and accomplish them, it gives you the confidence to go on to higher goals.” - John H. Johnson

9/14/2016: “Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” - Deepak Chopra

9/15/2016: “You see, the what ifs are as boundless as the stars.” - Sally Gardner

9/16/2016: “In dog culture, when someone calls you, you should absolutely not come if that results in the ending of something you like or initiation of something you don’t like.” - Jean Donaldson

9/17/2016: “Don’t overact the story of your name. Overact the story of your work.” - Karl Lagerfeld

9/18/2016: “What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it - would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have.” - Ralph Marston

9/19/2016: “The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.” - Juliette Lewis

9/20/2016: “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” - Benjamin Franklin

9/21/2016: “You only have power over people so long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything, he's no longer in your power - he's free again.” - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

9/22/2016: “Any truth is better than indefinite doubt.” - Arthur Conan Doyle

9/23/2016: “You Learn More From Failure Than From Success. Don’t Let It Stop You. Failure Builds Character.” - Unknown

9/25/2016: “I wondered what happened when you offered yourself to someone, and they opened you, only to discover you were not the gift they expected and they had to smile and nod and say thank you all the same.” - Jodi Picoult

9/26/2016: “A ship is always safe at the shore - but that is NOT what it is built for.” - Albert Einstein

9/27/2016: “Before you find your soul mate, you must first discover your soul.” - Charles F. Glassman

9/28/2016: “Don’t Be Ashamed of Your Story, It Will Inspire Others.” - Anne Lamott (as found)

9/29/2016: “You can't compare an apple to an orange. It will cause a lot of self-esteem issues.” - Craig Sheffer

9/30/2016: “The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain.” - Rabindranath Tagore


8/1/2016: “Before the fruits of prosperity can come, the storms of life need to first bring the required rains of testing, which mixes with the seeds of wisdom to produce a mature harvest.” - Lincoln Patz

8/2/2016: “Our most significant opportunities will be found in times of greatest difficulty.” - Thomas S. Monson

8/3/2016: “You never really know what's coming. A small wave, or maybe a big one. All you can really do is hope that when it comes, you can surf over it, instead of drown in its monstrosity.” - Alysha Speer

8/4/2016: “Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” - Christopher Robin to Pooh

8/5/2016: “When walking through the 'valley of shadows,' remember, a shadow is cast by a Light.” - Austin O'Malley

8/6/2016: “Given a choice between my life and yours, I will choose mine. Every time. Without hesitation.” - Rae Carson

8/7/2016: “Clouds, leaves, soil, and wind all offer themselves as signals of changes in the weather. However, not all the storms of life can be predicted.” - David Petersen

8/8/2016: “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” - Albert Einstein

8/9/2016: “The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” - Bill Copeland

8/10/2016: “When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet deep down in his private heart no man much respects himself.” - Mark Twain

8/11/2016: “Consider every choice carefully, no matter how small, for it will affect the bigger decisions you make.” - Jim George

8/12/2016: “There is no decision that we can make that doesn't come with some sort of balance or sacrifice.” - Simon Sinek

8/13/2016: “We do not remember days, we remember moments.” - Cesare Pavese

8/14/2016: “Tell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are.” - José Ortega y Gasset

8/15/2016: “Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” - Francis of Assisi

8/16/2016: “When you wash your hands, when you make a cup of coffee, when you're waiting for the elevator - instead of indulging in thinking, these are all opportunities for being there as a still, alert presence.” - Eckhart Tolle

8/17/2016: “If I became a philosopher, if I have so keenly sought this fame for which I'm still waiting, it's all been to seduce women basically.” - Jean-Paul Sartre

8/18/2016: “The story so far:
In the beginning the Universe was created.
This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”
- Douglas Adams

8/19/2016: “Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” - Joseph Campbell

8/20/2016: “Electricity is really just organized lightning.” - George Carlin

8/21/2016: “Visions are worth fighting for. Why spend your life making someone else's dreams?” - Tim Burton

8/22/2016: “There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.” - Leo Tolstoy

8/23/2016: “Sex without love is as hollow and ridiculous as love without sex.” - Hunter S. Thompson

8/24/2016: “When you do something with a lot of honesty, appetite and commitment, the input reflects in the output.” - A. R. Rahman

8/25/2016: “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” - Stephen Covey

8/26/2016: “Even
All this time
The Sun never says to the Earth,

"You owe me."

What happens
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.”
- Hafiz

8/27/2016: “If a man cannot understand the beauty of life, it is probably because life never understood the beauty in him.” - Criss Jami

8/28/2016: “Maybe that's all demons ever are. People like us, doing things without even knowing what we're doing.” - Orson Scott Card

8/29/2016: “I've always wondered how much can you do for your fellow man if your hands are constantly stuck together in Prayers for them.” - Stanley Victor Paskavich

8/30/2016: “We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don't know.” - W. H. Auden

8/31/2016: “Last night I lost the world, and gained the universe.” - C. JoyBell C.

JULY 2016

7/1/2016: “Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.” - Muhammad Ali

7/2/2016: “Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots.” - Frank A. Clark

7/3/2016: “Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” - James Cash Penney

7/4/2016: “In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?” - Carl Rogers

7/5/2016: “In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.” - Lee Iacocca

7/6/2016: “The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” - Stephen Covey

7/7/2016: “I write on a very strict 2-hour-a-day schedule, and I really respond to structure and invented rules. So even if I'm finding out good information on a character, I will stop when I'm set to stop.” - Aimee Bender

7/8/2016: “Things are as they are. Looking out into it the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.” - Alan Watts

7/9/2016: “You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.” - E. O. Wilson

7/10/2016: “The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen. ” - Ralph Marston

7/11/2016: “Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” - John F. Kennedy

7/12/2016: “Vicious actions are not hurtful because they are forbidden, but forbidden because they are hurtful.” - Benjamin Franklin

7/13/2016: “So the universe is constantly moving in the direction of higher evolutionary impulses, creativity, abstraction, and meaning.” - Deepak Chopra

7/14/2016: “Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.” - Ronald Reagan

7/15/2016: “Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind.” - Amit Ray

7/16/2016: “Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.” - Cyril Connolly

7/17/2016: “Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.” - Confucius

7/18/2016: “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” - William Arthur Ward

7/19/2016: “Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that's very important for good health.” - Dalai Lama

7/20/2016: “You invoke a new future
when you envision your past
in the light of your present.”
- Eric Micha'el Leventhal

7/21/2016: “Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don't.” - Steve Maraboli

7/22/2016: “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” - Lao Tzu

7/23/2016: “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.” - Victor Hugo

7/24/2016: “Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?”
- Mary Oliver

7/25/2016: “Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
- Langston Hughes

7/26/2016: “I have noticed that the people who are late are often so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them.” - Edward Verrall Lucas

7/27/2016: “He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.” - Elbert Hubbard

7/28/2016: “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” - Warren Buffett

7/29/2016: “Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.” - Robert A. Heinlein

7/30/2016: “Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.” - John Wayne

7/31/2016: “If you always attach positive emotions to the things you want, and never attach negative emotions to the things you don't, then that which you desire most will invariably come your way.” - Matt D. Miller

JUNE 2016

6/1/2016: “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” - Epicurus

6/2/2016: “Hearts rebuilt from hope resurrect dreams killed by hate.” - Aberjhani

6/3/2016: “With the warmth of an alien sun on his back, Jacob took a deep breath at the door and knocked.” - Sharon Sant

6/4/2016: “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” - William Shakespeare

6/5/2016: “When on an emotional roller-coaster, take the leap of faith ...” - Stephen Richards

6/6/2016: “There are no such things as accidents. Only fate redesigned.” - Soroosh Shahrivar

6/7/2016: “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” - A.A. Milne

6/8/2016: “If fear is cultivated it will become stronger, if faith is cultivated it will achieve mastery.” - John Paul Jones

6/9/2016: “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” - Arthur Ashe

6/10/2016: “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” - Yoda

6/11/2016: “Sweeping only moves the dust somewhere else.” - Marty Rubin

6/12/2016: “There's no steel in nature. Anyone from the Bronze Age could have told you that. All nature has is a potential for steel. There's nothing else there.” - Robert M. Pirsig

6/13/2016: “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” - Thich Nhat Hanh

6/14/2016: “No man is good enough to govern another man without the other's consent.” - Abraham Lincoln

6/15/2016: “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” - Buddha

6/16/2016: “God can cause opportunity to find you. He has unexpected blessings where you suddenly meet the right person, or suddenly your health improves, or suddenly you're able to pay off your house. That's God shifting things in your favor.” - Joel Osteen

6/17/2016: “Once you choose hope, anything is possible.” - Christopher Reeve

6/18/2016: “At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.” - Aristotle

6/19/2016: “Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more.” - Agatha Christie

6/21/2016: “It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness, and a mood of helplessness prevail.” - Lech Walesa

6/22/2016: “The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.” - Hubert H. Humphrey

6/23/2016: “When life kicks you, let it kick you forward.” - Sandra Kay Yow

6/24/2016: “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.” - Morrie Schwartz

6/25/2016: “True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.” - Erich Segal

6/26/2016: “The only source of knowledge is experience.” - Albert Einstein

6/27/2016: “Never, for the sake of peace and quiet, deny your own experience or convictions.” - Dag Hammarskjold

6/28/2016: “Direction is so much more important than speed. Many are going nowhere fast.” - Unknown

6/29/2016: “My mama always used to tell me: 'If you can't find somethin' to live for, you best find somethin' to die for'.” - Tupac Shakur

6/30/2016: “Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard, and there is nothing you cannot accomplish.” - Brad Henry

MAY 2016

5/1/2016: “We are all lies waiting for the day when we will break free from our cocoon and become the beautiful truth we waited for.” - Shannon L. Alder

5/2/2016: “Need doesn't care about being sensible.” - Amit Kalantri

5/3/2016: “There is no coming to consciousness without pain.” - Carl Jung

5/4/2016: “A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.” - Oscar Wilde

5/5/2016: “The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.” - Plutarch

5/6/2016: “The truth is that stress doesn't come from your boss, your kids, your spouse, traffic jams, health challenges, or other circumstances. It comes from your thoughts about these circumstances.” - Andrew Bernstein

5/7/2016: “What characterizes a member of a minority group is that he is forced to see himself as both exceptional and insignificant, marvelous and awful, good and evil.” - Norman Mailer

5/8/2016: “The best part about being alone is that you really don't have to answer to anybody. You do what you want.” - Justin Timberlake

5/9/2016: “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” - Scott Adams

5/10/2016: “If I can see pain in your eyes then share with me your tears. If I can see joy in your eyes then share with me your smile.” - Santosh Kalwar

5/11/2016: “Luck is believing you're lucky.” - Tennessee Williams

5/12/2016: “Find strength in your heartbeat, than weakness with a beat heart. Take each breath as another chance, and love for a new day.” - Anthony Liccione

5/13/2016: “When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It's very simple.” - Paulo Coelho

5/14/2016: “The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.” - Alfred North Whitehead

5/15/2016: “The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.” - Ashley Montagu

5/16/2016: “But charisma only wins people’s attention. Once you have their attention, you have to have something to tell them.” - Daniel Quinn

5/17/2016: “Doesn't the fight for survival also justify swindle and theft? In self defence, anything goes.” - Imelda Marcos

5/23/2016: “The drawback of stealing a thing, is that one never knows how wonderful the thing that one steals is.” - Oscar Wilde

5/26/2016: “For each one of us, there is only one thing necessary: to fulfill our own destiny, according to God's will, to be what God wants us to be.” - Thomas Merton

5/29/2016: “A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.” - Seneca

5/31/2016: “All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” - Havelock Ellis

APRIL 2016

4/1/2016: “Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.” - Molière

4/2/2016: “The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.” - Zig Ziglar

4/3/2016: “Leadership - leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses.” - Mitt Romney

4/4/2016: “There is no sudden leap into the stratosphere... There is only advancing step by step, slowly and tortuously, up the pyramid toward your goals...” - Ben Stein

4/5/2016: “You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.” - Indira Gandhi

4/6/2016: “Real intimacy is only possible to the degree that we can be honest about what we are doing and feeling.” - Joyce Brothers

4/7/2016: “As a leader, you're probably not doing a good job unless your employees can do a good impression of you when you're not around.” - Patrick Lencioni

4/8/2016: “Old books that have ceased to be of service should no more be abandoned than should old friends who have ceased to give pleasure.” - Bernard Baruch

4/9/2016: “Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going to fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.” - Eddie Cantor

4/10/2016: “Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.” - Rollo May

4/11/2016: “There are no coincidences in life. What person that wandered in and out of your life was there for some purpose, even if they caused you harm. Sometimes, it doesn’t make sense the short periods of time we get with people, or the outcomes from their choices. However, if you turn it over to God he promises that you will see the big picture in the hereafter. Nothing is too small to be a mistake.” - Shannon L. Alder

4/12/2016: “Sometimes the hardest part isn't letting go but rather learning to start over.” - Nicole Sobon

4/13/2016: “When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love.” - J.K. Rowling

4/14/2016: “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” - Alice Walker

4/15/2016: “In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.” - Fred Rogers

4/16/2016: “The secret of life is knowing what you want and asking for it.” - Lailah Gifty Akita

4/17/2016: “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” - Mother Teresa

4/18/2016: “Only 8% of our worry will come to pass. 92% of our worry is wasted. DON'T PANIC!” - Mark Gorman

4/19/2016: “Success in its highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which come only to the man who has found the work that he likes best.” - Napoleon Hill

4/20/2016: “If you have a friend or a family member who's bipolar, or has panic attack disorder, or is depressed, read up on it a little bit so you can get to know where they're coming from.” - Eric Millegan

4/21/2016: “You wouldn't wish hardship on anyone, but when it comes, you would be crazy not to see the huge growth that will come from it.” - Michael Leunig

4/22/2016: “The story so far:
In the beginning the Universe was created.
This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”
- Douglas Adams

4/23/2016: “A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect.” - Jonathan Lockwood Huie

4/24/2016: “Some days it was great being a murderous cyborg given free license to cause mayhem and havoc.” - Eve Langlais

4/25/2016: “I often feel a discomfort, a kind of embarrassment, when I explain elementary-particle physics to laypeople. It all seems so arbitrary - the ridiculous collection of fundamental particles, the lack of pattern to their masses.” - Leonard Susskind

4/26/2016: “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” - Henry Ford

4/27/2016: “At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.” - Steve Maraboli

4/28/2016: “The irony is that while God doesn’t need us but still wants us, we desperately need God but don’t really want Him most of the time.” - Francis Chan

4/29/2016: “Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.” - Clive Barker

4/30/2016: “Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.” - Josh Billings

MARCH 2016

3/1/2016: “If you're bored with life - you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things - you don't have enough goals.” - Lou Holtz

3/2/2016: “You can only end a negotiation for peace if you begin it.” - Benjamin Netanyahu

3/3/2016: “I was angry with my friend:
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe:
I told it not, my wrath did grow.”
- William Blake

3/4/2016: “God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches by means of opposites so that you will have two wings to fly, not one.” - Rumi

3/5/2016: “But why, why, why can't people just say what they mean?” - Graeme Simsion

3/6/2016: “I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. I read and think. So I do more reading and thinking, and make less impulse decisions than most people in business. I do it because I like this kind of life.” - Warren Buffett

3/7/2016: “I try to keep it real. I don't have time to worry about what I'm projecting to the world. I'm just busy being myself.” - Demi Lovato

3/8/2016: “If I can see pain in your eyes then share with me your tears. If I can see joy in your eyes then share with me your smile.” - Santosh Kalwar

3/10/2016: “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” - Henry David Thoreau

3/11/2016: “There are times in life when people must know when not to let go. Balloons are designed to teach small children this.” - Terry Pratchett

3/12/2016: “Destiny is a good thing to accept when it's going your way. When it isn't, don't call it destiny; call it injustice, treachery, or simple bad luck.” - Joseph Heller

3/13/2016: “So I say to you, ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.” - Jesus Christ

3/14/2016: “When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it - always.” - Mahatma Gandhi

3/15/2016: “Depression is the most unpleasant thing I have ever experienced. . . . It is that absence of being able to envisage that you will ever be cheerful again. The absence of hope. That very deadened feeling, which is so very different from feeling sad. Sad hurts but it's a healthy feeling. It is a necessary thing to feel. Depression is very different.” - J.K. Rowling

3/16/2016: “Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.” - William Blake

3/17/2016: “Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” - Shel Silverstein

3/18/2016: “You have three choices: keep on fighting, ignore each other, or make up and be friends.” - John Knoblauch

3/19/2016: “It's not that you should never love something so much that it can control you.
It's that you need to love something that much so you can never be controlled.
It's not a weakness.
It's your best strength.”
- Patrick Ness

3/20/2016: “It's far better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone — so far.” - Marilyn Monroe

3/21/2016: “This pool is a triumph of imagination. That's how you win at life, Gin. You have to imagine your way through. Never say something can't be done. There's always a solution, even if it's weird.” - Maureen Johnson

3/22/2016: “Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” - Hans Christian Andersen

3/23/2016: “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” - Nikola Tesla

3/24/2016: “Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.” - Rumi

3/25/2016: “If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.” - Barack Obama

3/26/2016: “The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.” - Randy Pausch1

3/27/2016: “Feelings or emotions are the universal language and are to be honored. They are the authentic expression of who you are at your deepest place.” - Judith Wright

3/28/2016: “Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” - Napoleon Hill

3/29/2016: “Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together.” - Paul Ryan

3/30/2016: “Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” - Joseph Addison

3/31/2016: “Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.” - Tony Robbins


2/1/2016: “You always do what you want to do. This is true with every act. You may say that you had to do something, or that you were forced to, but actually, whatever you do, you do by choice. Only you have the power to choose for yourself.” - W. Clement Stone

2/2/2016: “And so it is, that both the Devil and the angelic Spirit present us with objects of desire to awaken our power of choice.” - Rumi

2/3/2016: “...when we feel powerless, we stop trying to find a better way.” - Walter Dean Myers

2/4/2016: “We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us so that we become increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us, and make us kinder. We always have the choice.” - Dalai Lama

2/5/2016: “Sometimes you have to stand alone just to make sure you still can.” - Unknown

2/6/2016: “When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God.” - Charles L. Allen

2/7/2016: “May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” - Edward Abbey

2/8/2016: “Determine who you are and what your brand is, and what you're not. The rest of it is just a lot of noise.” - Geoffrey Zakarian

2/9/2016: “Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.” - James E. Faust

2/10/2016: “Dare to climb higher heights.” - Lailah Gifty Akita

2/11/2016: “Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” - Edgar Allan Poe

2/12/2016: “Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either.” - Golda Meir

2/13/2016: “A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.” - Nelson Mandela

2/14/2016: “A coincidence is a small miracle in which God chooses to remain anonymous.” - Irene Hannon

2/15/2016: “What I do say is that I can write verse, and that the writing of verse in strict form is the best possible training for writing good prose.” - Philip Pullman

2/16/2016: “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” - Maya Angelou

2/17/2016: “Be as you wish to seem.” - Socrates

2/18/2016: “Your dream doesn’t have an expiration date. Take a deep breath and try again.” - KT Witten

2/19/2016: “Games are won by players who focus on the playing field – not by those whose eyes are glued to the scoreboard.” - Warren Buffett

2/20/2016: “The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.” - Pope John Paul II

2/21/2016: “May your adventures bring you closer together, even as they take you far away from home.” - Trenton Lee Stewart

2/22/2016: “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” - Mahatma Gandhi

2/23/2016: “An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” - Mahatma Gandhi

2/24/2016: “Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” - St. Francis of Assisi

2/25/2016: “To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul, to give it its final blow the coup de grace for the painter as well as for the picture.” - Pablo Picasso

2/26/2016: “Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained.” - Lao Tzu

2/27/2016: “The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.” - Robert Kiyosaki

2/28/2016: “Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.” - Brian Clough

2/29/2016: “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” - John F. Kennedy


1/1/2016: “We will be more successful in all our endeavors if we can let go of the habit of running all the time, and take little pauses to relax and re-center ourselves. And we'll also have a lot more joy in living.” - Thich Nhat Hanh

1/2/2016: “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” - Samuel Johnson

1/3/2016: “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” - Confucius

1/4/2016: “The safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.” - Voltaire

1/5/2016: “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 others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” - Steve Jobs

1/6/2016: “Feeling lost, crazy and desperate belongs to a good life as much as optimism, certainty and reason.” - Alain de Botton

1/7/2016: “Make a customer, not a sale.” - Katherine Barchetti

1/8/2016: “You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” - Johnny Cash

1/9/2016: “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” - Albert Einstein

1/10/2016: “A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.” - Unknown

1/11/2016: “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” - Albert Einstein

1/12/2016: “Good content isn’t about good storytelling. It’s about telling a true story well.” - Ann Handley

1/13/2016: “When you are not practicing, someone else is getting better.” - Allen Iverson

1/14/2016: “Ambition is the path to success, persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” - William Eardley IV

1/15/2016: “For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.” - H. L. Mencken

1/16/2016: “She understands now what she, in all her worry, had forgotten. That even as she hesitates and wavers, even as she thinks too much and moves too cautiously, she doesn't always have to get it right. It's okay to look back, even as you move forward.” - Jennifer E. Smith

1/17/2016: “Pause, ponder, consult, think through it well, understand the consequence, know the benefit and take a second look at it again for it takes a little mistake to cause a big had I know with a deep regret.” - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

1/19/2016: “Sometimes you only get one chance to rewrite the qualities of the character you played in a person's life story. Always take it. Never let the world read the wrong version of you.” - Shannon L. Alder

1/20/2016: “When you get into a tight place, and everything goes against you till it seems as if you couldn’t hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that’s just the place and time that the tide’ll turn.” - Harriet Beecher Stowe

1/21/2016: “What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.” - Alexander Graham Bell

1/22/2016: “God, grant me the Serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And Wisdom to know the difference.”
- Reinhold Niebuhr

1/23/2016: “Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” - Golda Meir

1/24/2016: “You find yourself refreshed in the presence of cheerful people. Why not make an honest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy.” - Lydia M. Child

1/25/2016: “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” - William Arthur Ward

1/26/2016: “Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.” - Phillips Brooks

1/27/2016: “All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed.
For after all, he was only human. He wasn't a dog.”
- Charles M. Schulz

1/28/2016: “Blossom where you're planted.” - Unknown

1/29/2016: “Where patience ends, progress begins.” - Anon

1/30/2016: “The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't being said. The art of reading between the lines is a life long quest of the wise.” - Shannon L. Alder

1/31/2016: “Rejection is an opportunity for your selection.” - Bernard Branson