Strength in words – some of my favorite quotes

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Words, arranged in a particular order, hold such profound meaning. I hope you enjoy some of the following quotes. I have pulled these from my 50/50-2012 blog. Turn to these when ever you need some inspiration…I always do.

I will need to find the references but please enjoy some of the profound thoughts that have inspired me. I will continue to add to this post.

“Everyone’s life is an autobiography…but you have to make yours worth reading!”

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take but by the number of times your breath is taken away.”

“You were born an original…don’t die a copy!”

“Don’t follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.”
Isaac Newton

“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
Christopher Columbus

“In order to appreciate the peaks, you must go through the valleys.”

“Pain is weakness leaving the body.”

“Be the change you wish to see in this world.”

“When nothing is sure, everything is possible.”
~Margaret Drabble

“In matters of style, swim with the current;
In matters of principle, stand like a rock.”
~T. Jefferson

“The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.”
~Eric Hoffer

“Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.”
~Sandra Carey

“A manager does things right…a leaders does the right thing.”

“You see things; and you say ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why not?’”
George Bernard Shaw

“The journey is the reward.”
Chinese Proverb

“Four important ‘C’s to remember: When COMFORT replaces CHALLENGE, it is time to CHANGE by being Creative.”
Sam Thiara

“To the world you may be one, but to one you may be there world!”

“Financially, I may never be a billionaire but every day I wake up and when I go to bed, I feel like a billion dollars”

“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.”
― A.A. Milne

“Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and the thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.”
— Edmund Lee

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
– Nelson Mandela

“we need to be limited in order to be limitless” Phil Hansen (Embrace the Shake – TED Talk –

“You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down…So why bother in the first place? Just this: What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above. In climbing, take careful note of the difficulties along your way; for as you go up, you can observe them. Coming down, you will no longer see them, buy you will know they are there if you have observed them well.”

“Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.” Dalai Lama on what surprised him about humanity

Life is not about finding yourself…life is about creating yourself.

Did a career quiz and here is what came back…living it!
You have an unmatched skill for creating vast worlds both through facts and pure imagination. Your mind is full of creativity, artistry, and expression. Your heart gracefully guides your hands as you work to bring what is truly your spirit to life. You were truly meant to guide the world with your words.

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