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FAVORITE QUOTES

I love good quotes! Here are some of my favorites. Enjoy!

I am NOT a product of my circumstances I AM a product of my decisions. – Stephen Covey

A meaningful life is not being rich, being popular, being highly educated or being perfect. It is about being real, being humble, being able to share ourselves and touch the lives of others. It is only then that we could have a FULL, HAPPY and CONTENTED LIFE. – Unknown

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. –Albert Einstein

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off fear, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore, Dream, Discover. –Mark Twain

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. –Chinese Proverb

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. –George Addair

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. –Maya Angelou

There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. –Aristotle

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.  When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I wrote down ‘happy’.  They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. –John Lennon

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. –Helen Keller

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. –Les Brown

I would rather die of passion than of boredom. –Vincent van Gog

If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough. –Oprah Winfrey

Warriors are not born and they are not made…Warriors create themselves through trial and error, pain and suffering, and their ability to conquer their own faults…

For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. – Nelson Mandela

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. – Nelson Mandela

A ray of light … doesn’t seek the sun; a branch doesn’t seek the vine; a wave doesn’t seek the ocean… – Martin Laird,

It’s impossible to make your eyes twinkle if you aren’t feeling twinkly yourself. – Roald Dahl

Happiness is not a goal, it’s a by-product. – Eleanor Roosevelt

There is no path to happiness: Happiness is the path. – Buddha

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and die with their song still inside them…  the first part is by Henry David Thoreau

The cure for everything is salt water: Sweat, Tears, and The Sea. – Isak Dinesen

Step above & beyond the petty annoyances and live & feel on a higher plane.

The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling. – Favienne Fredrickson

Live less out of habit and more out of intent.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. – Used by Nelson Mandela in his 1994 inaugural speech

Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you. – Wayne Dyer

Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery. – Wayne Dyer

You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, ‘I release the need for this in my life’. – Wayne Dyer

Simply put, you believe that things or people make you unhappy, but this is not accurate. You make yourself unhappy. – Wayne Dyer

Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made. – Wayne Dyer

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” ― Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

Go for it now. The future is promised to no one. – Wayne Dyer

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.– Buddha

The mind is everything. What you think you become. – Buddha

What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds. – Wayne Dyer

It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways. – Buddha

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him. – Buddha

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world. – Buddha

What we think, we become. – Buddha

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

“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, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

“To offer no resistance to life is to be in a state of grace, ease, and lightness. This state is then no longer dependent upon things being in a certain way, good or bad. It seems almost paradoxical, yet when your inner dependency on form is gone, the general conditions of your life, the outer forms, tend to improve greatly. Things, people, or conditions that you thought you needed for your happiness now come to you with no struggle or effort on your part, and you are free to enjoy and appreciate them – while they last. All those things, of course, will still pass away, cycles will come and go, but with dependency gone there is no fear of loss anymore. Life flows with ease.” ― Eckhart Tolle

“Don’t Seek Happiness. If you seek it, you won’t find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness” ― Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

“Accept – then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”― Eckhart Tolle

The fact that you are willing to say, “I do not understand, and it is fine,” is the greatest understanding you could exhibit. – Wayne Dyer

The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about. – Wayne Dyer

“Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.” ― Eckhart Tolle

“Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.” ― Eckhart Tolle

“Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.” ― Eckhart Tolle

“You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you, and allowing that goodness to emerge. But it can only emerge if something fundamental changes in your state of consciousness.” ― Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

“Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.” ― Eckhart Tolle

“Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.” ― Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.