"The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going"
-Napoleon Hill

“Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind”
-Robert Louis Stevenson

“The secret of being happy is not doing what one likes, but liking what one does”
-J M Barrie

“I have come to understand that life is best to be lived and not to be conceptualized. I am happy because I am growing daily and I am honestly not knowing where the limit lies”
-Bruce Lee

“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never – in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy”
-Sir Winston Churchill

“Some men see things as they are and ask, 'Why?'
I dream things that never were and ask, 'Why not?'”

-George Bernard Shaw

“A particular train of thought persisted in, be it good or bad, cannot fail to produce its results in the character and circumstances. A man cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances”
-James Allen

“Don't wish it was easier – wish you were tougher”
-Jim Rohn

“My life has been full of terrible misfortunes, most of which never happened”
-Michel de Montaigne

“You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do. It's simple: fantasize, rehearse, then go out into the world and do it!”
-Henry Ford

“I never ran 1,000 miles. I could never have done that. I ran one mile 1,000 times”
-Stu Mittleman, World record holder for ultra-distance running

“Don't ask what the world needs - ask what makes you come alive and then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”
-Howard Martin

You want what you want, whether or not you think you can get it”
-Robert Fritz

“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least”

"You'll seldom experience regret for anything that you've done. It is what you haven't done that will torment you. The message, therefore, is clear. Do it! Develop an appreciation for the present moment. Seize every second of your life and savor it. Value your present moments. Using them up in any self-defeating ways means you've lost them forever"
-Wayne Dyer

“You can’t control the length of your life, but you can control its width and depth. You can’t control the contour of your face, but you can control its expression. You can’t control the weather, but you can control the atmosphere of your mind. Why worry about things you can’t control when you can keep yourself busy controlling the things that depend on you?”

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared”

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you MUST keep moving"
-Albert Einstein

"Your life is what your thoughts make it"
-Marcus Aurelius

"You don't stop partying because you get old. You get old because you stop partying"

Happy blog-day!

Thought of the Day is one year old today! And to celebrate, I'm going to re-post the first ever quote on this blog, which was:

"Live as if you'll die today. Dream as if you'll live forever"
-James Dean

I hope you're all still enjoying the quotes and that you find them inspirational!

"Time you enjoyed wasting was not wasted"
-John Lennon

"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent"
-Calvin Coolidge

"Drops of water hollow a rock not by force but by continous dropping. Be persistent and success will be yours"

"The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude"
-Dennis Brown

"A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labour and there is an invisible labour"
-Victor Hugo

“1. Decide on what it is you want
2. Decide what you are willing to give up to get it
3. Set your priorities accordingly
4.Be about it!”

-H L Hunt

"Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy"

-Max Ehrmann, Desiderata

"Make one person happy each day. Even if it's yourself"