Words, Words, Words

I’m not a very cheesy person. I don’t cry at sappy movies (actually, I’ll probably laugh). I don’t dig gushy cards. I don’t like to be serenaded and I don’t want my husband to ever write me a poem. But along with being patriotic, my sentimental weakness is quotes. I think it’s rhetorical art when someone hits the nail on the head with a quote. Sometimes just a sentence or two can say so much. I like quotes that motivate me, that make me question my beliefs and assumptions, that encourage me, and that spread positivity. So since I like quotes so much, I thought I’d make a quote page to share some of my favorites that I come across. (Hey, if I had to go sentimental, isn’t this better than a page full of bald eagles, flags, and the Statue of Liberty? Yeah, it is. Trust me.)

“When you have an attachment to material things, it is best to desist from those very activities that promise more attachment.” ~ Dalai Lama

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.” ~ Dalai Lama

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

“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?” ~ Winnie the Pooh

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”  ~ Oscar Wilde

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.””  ~ C.S. Lewis

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” ~ Dr. Seuss, Oh the Places You’ll Go!

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” ~ George Eliot

“The difference between a goal and a dream is a deadline”. ~Steve Smith

“It takes 4 weeks for you to notice your body is changing, 8 weeks for your friends, and 12 weeks for the rest of the world. Give it 12 weeks. Don’t quit.” ~ Anon


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