“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"

"Success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue as the unattained side effect of one's personal dedication to a course greater than oneself"
-Viktor Frankl

"A goal is nothing more than a dream with a deadline"
-Joe L Griffith

"All men dream, but not all equally. Those who dream by night, in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake to find it was all vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, and make things happen"
-T E Lawrence

"The purpose of life is a life of purpose"
-Robert Byrne

"Would you like me to give you a formula for success?
It's quite simple really. Double your rate of failure"

-Thomas J Watson

"We are not retreating, we're just advancing in another direction"
-General George S Patton

"There's no such thing as bad weather - only the wrong clothes"
-Billy Connolly

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate,
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It's our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves: Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you
not to be?
You are a child of the universe.
Your playing small doesn't serve the world.
There is nothing enlightening about shrinking,
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are born to make manifest the glory of the universe
that is within us. It's not just in some of us: it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
And as we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others"

-Marianne Williamson

"People are always blaming circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get ahead in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them"
-George Bernard Shaw

"What is now proved, was once impossible"
-William Blake

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're probably right"
-Henry ford

"Dignity comes not from control, but from understanding who you are and taking your rightful place in the world"
-Real Live Preacher

"Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone - but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding"
-Bette Davis