QUOTATIONS TO HELP YOU LIVE A GOOD LIFE

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Paul Dirac

In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it’s the exact opposite.

Perspective
Writing

Don Marquis

If you make people think they’re thinking, they’ll love you; but if you really make them think they’ll hate you.

Leadership
Relationships

Henry Miller

In this age, which believes there is a shortcut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest.

Action
Outcomes
Values

Arnold Bennett

It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top.

Action
Outcomes
Values

Louisa May Alcott

I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.

Alignment
Energy
Perspective

Arthur Rimbaud

I decided to be a genius. I decided to originate the future.

Identity

Raymond Chandler

I needed a drink, I needed a lot of life insurance, I needed a vacation, I needed a home in the country. What I had was a coat, a hat, and a gun.

Purpose

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

Leadership

Goethe

If you wish to advance into the infinite, explore the finite in all directions.

Perspective
Spirituality

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it. Every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth.

Action
Outcomes
Success

C. S. Lewis

Good and evil both increase at compound interest. That is why the little decisions you and I make every day are of such infinite importance.

Action
Identity

Henry Louis Mencken

For every problem, there is one solution which is simple, neat, and wrong.

Business
Success

Unknown

If you resist reading what you disagree with, how will you ever acquire deeper insights into what you believe? The things most worth reading are precisely those that challenge our convictions.

Identity
Integrity

Marcel Duchamp

I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.

Authenticity
Integrity

Steve Starks 

Results follow good process.

Outcomes
Success

W.H. Murray, Scottish Himalayan Expedition

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.

Writing

Carlos Castaneda, The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge

 “Anything is one of a million paths. Therefore you must always keep in mind that a path is only a path; if you feel you should not follow it, you must not stay with it under any conditions. To have such clarity you must lead a disciplined life. Only then will you know that any…

Happiness

Gloria Steinem

Somewhere in our lives, each of us needs a free place, a little psychic territory. Do you have yours?

Emotions
Health

Lao Tzu

Those brave in killing will be killed. Those brave in not killing will live.

Action
Responsibility
Values

Paramahansa Yogananda

If you really desire to help and serve people to make them happy, to give them some spiritual power that will electrify their souls, you have nothing to fear. You will be able to do it. Why be afraid of people when you can give enthusiasm, inspiration, and wisdom to them? Let God flow through…

Happiness
Spirituality

Paul Rand

Don’t try to be original, just try to be good.

Soetsu Yanagi

Even the common articles made for daily use become endowed with beauty when they are loved.

Love

Unknown

The world is in short supply of truth-tellers. If you can be an authentic one, enough people will listen. 

Authenticity
Integrity

Nolan Bushnell

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.

David Stern

Teams that are managed well do well, both on the court and financially.

Business
Leadership
Money

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.

Alignment
Authenticity
Emotions

Unknown

Arthur Schopenhauer said that all truth goes through three steps: First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as self-evident. 

Time

Henry Ford 

Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so few engage in it.

Action

Sri Mrinalini Mata

Know that with every effort you make to reclaim your soul freedom from the dictates of the senses, the ego, and outer circumstances, you are rousing within you the liberating power of Christ Consciousness, gaining strength to rule your life by the laws of love and truth. It is a power that constantly urges us…

Integrity
Love

Emmet Fox 

If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world.

Authenticity
Love

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