Monday, April 27, 2015

Live Your Life with 15 Acceptance Quotes

Acceptance
1. Acceptance is not submission; it is acknowledgement of the facts of a situation, then deciding what you're going to do about it. -Kathleen Casey Theisen 

 2. Happiness can exist only in acceptance. -George Orwell 

3. Acceptance doesn't mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there's got to be a way through it. -Michael J. Fox 

4. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune. -William James 

5. Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery. - J.K. Rowling 

6. My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations. -Michael J. Fox 

7. Nothing brings down walls as surely as acceptance. -Deepak Chopra 

8. Humility means accepting reality with no attempt to outsmart it. -David Richo 

9.Some people confuse acceptance with apathy, but there's all the difference in the world. Apathy fails to distinguish what can and cannot be helped; acceptance makes the distinction. Apathy paralyzes the will-to-action; acceptance frees it by relieving it of impossible burdens. - Arthur Gordon 

10. Let us learn to accept ourselves--accept the truth that we are capable in some directions and limited in others, that genius is rare, that mediocrity is a portion of almost all of us, but that we can contribute from the storehouse of our skills to the enrichment of our common life. -Joshua Liebman 

11. Acceptance is a letting-go process. You let go of your wishes and demands that life can be different. It's a conscious choice. -Gary Emery 

12. Of course there is no formula for success except, perhaps, an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings. - Artur Rubinstein 

13. Acceptance is observation of life and suspension of judgment about whether what is happening is good or bad, right or wrong. Ron Smotherman 

14. Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them. -Albert Einstein 

15. A total acceptance of yourself brings about a total transcendence of yourself. -Adyashanti

Thursday, April 23, 2015

20 GREAT QUOTES ON WORK

WORK

1. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. -Steve Jobs 

2. The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it. -Pearl S. Buck 

3. The law of work seems unfair, but nothing can change it; the more enjoyment you get out of your work, the more money you will make. -Mark Twain 

4. Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. -Confucius 

5. The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today. -Elbert Hubbard 

6. There is no substitute for hard work. -Thomas A. Edison 

7. The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work. -Harry Golden 

8. There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something. -Henry Ford 

9. If you don't want to work you have to work to earn enough money so that you won't have to work. -Ogden Nash 

10. I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun. -Thomas A. Edison 

11. By the work one knows the workman. -Jean de La Fontaine 

12. Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best. -Theodore Isaac Rubin 

13. All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose. -Brian Tracy 

14. If you work hard and you do your best, you can do anything. -Erin Heatherton 

15. Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit. -George Carlin 

16. There is simply no substitute for hard work when it comes to achieving success. -Heather Bresch 

17. Don't work for recognition, but do work worthy of recognition. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 

18. Hard work pays off - hard work beats talent any day, but if you're talented and work hard, it's hard to be beat. -Robert Griffin III 

19. The fruit of your own hard work is the sweetest. -Deepika Padukone 

20. It's always such a joy that you wake up in the morning and there's work to do. -Jerome Lawrence

Monday, April 20, 2015

15 Time Quotes to Treasure Every Moment of Your Life

London

1. My favorite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time. -Steve Jobs 

2. Time and tide wait for no man. -Geoffrey Chaucer 

3. At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent. -Barbara Bush 

4. The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. -Bertrand Russell 

5. We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right. -Nelson Mandela 

6. Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use. -Earl Nightingale 

7. We must use time creatively -Martin Luther King, Jr. 

8. Time = Life, Therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life. -Alan Lakein 

9. Waste your money and you're only out of money, but waste your time and you've lost a part of your life. -Michael LeBoeuf 

10. 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 

11. When you invest your time, you make a goal and a decision of something that you want to accomplish. Whether it's make good grades in school, be a good athlete, be a good person, go down and do some community service and help somebody who's in need, whatever it is you choose to do, you're investing your time in that. -Nick Saban 

12. If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of. -Bruce Lee 

13. Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. -Carl Sandburg 

14. Our time is brief, and it will pass no matter what we do. So let us have purpose in spending it. Let us spend it so that our time matters to each of us, and matters to all those whose lives we touch. -PHILIP ZIMBARDO 

15. Time is the longest distance between two places. -Tennessee Williams

Thursday, April 16, 2015

15 Self-Esteem Quotes to Boost Your Confidence

Self-Esteem

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1. Self-esteem is as important to our well-being as legs are to a table. It is essential for physical and mental health and for happiness.-Louise Hart 

2. Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment. -Thomas Carlyle 

3. There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity. -Nathaniel Branden 

4. Self-esteem is made up primarily of two things: feeling lovable and feeling capable. -Jack Canfield 

5. If we get our self-esteem from superficial places, from our popularity, appearance, business success, financial situation, health, any of these, we will be disappointed, because no one can guarantee that we'll have them tomorrow. -Kathy Ireland 

6. Tell me how a person judges his or her self-esteem, and I will tell you how that person operates at work, in love, in sex, in parenting, in every important aspect of existence - and how high he or she is likely to rise. The reputation you have with yourself - your self-esteem - is the single most important factor for a fulfilling life. -Nathaniel Branden 

7. To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives. -Denis Waitley 

8. Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on. -Maxwell Maltz 

9. Greater self-esteem produces greater success, and greater success produces more high self-esteem, so it keeps on spiraling up. -Jack Canfield 

10. Well, we all know that self-esteem comes from what you think of you, not what other people think of you. -Gloria Gaynor 

11. Like it or not, life is a series of competitions. You may be competing for a grade, a spot on a team, a job, or the largest account in town. The higher your self-esteem is, the better you get along with yourself, with others, and the more you'll accomplish. -Harvey Mackay 

12. The strongest single factor in prosperity consciousness is self-esteem: believing you can do it, believing you deserve it, believing you will get it. -Jerry Gillies 

13. To trust one’s mind and to know that one is worthy of happiness is the essence of self-esteem. - Nathaniel Branden 

14. Persons of high self esteem are not driven to make themselves superior to others; they do not seek to prove their value by measuring themselves against a comparative standard. Their joy is being who they are, not in being better than someone else. - Nathaniel Branden 

15. Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth. -Iyanla Vanzant

Monday, April 13, 2015

15 Reading Quotes to Encourage You to Read More

Reading

1. Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. -Joseph Addison 

2. The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries. -Rene Descartes 

3. Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him. -Maya Angelou 

4. Whether I'm at the office, at home, or on the road, I always have a stack of books I'm looking forward to reading. -Bill Gates 

5. Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life. -Joseph Addison 

6. Reading - the best state yet to keep absolute loneliness at bay. -William Styron 

7. The habit of reading is the only enjoyment in which there is no alloy; it lasts when all other pleasures fade. - Anthony Trollope

8. Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting. - Edmund Burke 

9. The greatest gift is a passion for reading. - Elizabeth Hardwick 

10. Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read. - Marilyn Jager Adams 

11. Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are. - Mason Cooley 

12. To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life. - Somerset Maugham 

13. Reading is important, because if you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything. —Tomie dePaola - 

 14. Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors. -David Viscott 

15. No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. -Mary Wortley Montagu

Thursday, April 9, 2015

15 Passion Quotes to Fire up Your Energy

Life: follow Your Passion

1. Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you. -Oprah Winfrey 

2. Follow your passion, and success will follow you. -Terri Guillemets 

3. Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion. - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel 

4. If there is no passion in your life, then have you really lived? Find your passion, whatever it may be. Become it, and let it become you and you will find great things happen FOR you, TO you and BECAUSE of you.- T. Alan Armstrong, 

5. Passion and purpose go hand in hand. When you discover your purpose, you will normally find it’s something you’re tremendously passionate about. -Steve Pavlina, 

6. Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things. - Denis Diderot 

7. Purpose may point you in the right direction but it’s passion that propels you. - Travis McAshan 

8. If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose. -Bishop T.D. Jakes 

 9. Our passions are the winds that propel our vessel. Our reason is the pilot that steers her. Without winds the vessel would not move and without a pilot she would be lost. -Proverb 

 10. We must act out passion before we can feel it. -Jean-Paul Sartre 

 11. The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions. -Alfred Lord Tennyson 

12. Passion kept one fully in the present, so that time became a series of mutually exclusive 'nows.' -Sue Halpern 

13. A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means. - William Hazlitt 

14. Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion. - Martha Graham 

15. If you have ever felt such tremendous enthusiasm and desire for something that you would gladly spend all your waking hours working on it, that you would happily do without pay, then you have found your passion. - Sharon Cook & Graciela Sholander

Monday, April 6, 2015

15 Optimism Quotes to Inspire Hopefulness in You

Dreaming In The Grey Reality

1. Optimism  is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. -Helen Keller

2. Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power. -William James 

3. I think in life, you have a choice. You can either be optimistic or pessimistic, and I go for the optimism. -Jon Anderson 

4. An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity. -Sir Winston Churchill 

 5. One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself. - Lucille Ball 

 6. In the long run the pessimist may be proved right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip. -Daniel L. Reardon 

 7. Optimism makes a life happier and meaningful. - M.K. Soni 

8. The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy. -Dietrich Bonhoeffer 

 9. The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; they pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious of the rose. - Kahlil Gibran 

 10. Choose to be optimistic, it feels better. - Dalai Lama XIV 

11. The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser – in case you thought optimism was dead.- Robert Brault 

12. I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head pointed toward the sun, one's feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death -Nelson Mandela 

 13. Optimism is a tool with a certain clear set of benefits: it fights depression, it promotes achievement and produces better health. -Martin Seligman 

14. Optimism is the only quality more associated with success and happiness than any other. -Brian Tracy 

15. Optimists enrich the present, enhance the future, challenge the improbable and attain the impossible. -William Arthur Ward
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