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Famous Quotes to Live by

Sep 17th 2010 at 6:21 PM

"What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives."
-Sidney Madwed

A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.
Eleanor Roosevelt

"I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, harmony, health, love, and abundance. Then, whenever doubt, anxiety, or fear try to call me, they will keep getting a busy signal and soon they'll forget my number."
- Edith Armstrong

Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
Eleanor Roosevelt


"Man's mind is not a container to be filled but rather a fire to be kindled."
- Dorothea Brande

Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't.
Eleanor Roosevelt


"As long as you know what it is you desire, then by simply affirming that it is yours -- firmly and positively, with no ifs, buts, or maybes -- over and over again, from the minute you arise in the morning until the time you go to sleep at night, and as many times during the day as your work or activities permit, you will be drawn to those people, places, and events that will bring your desires to you."
- Scott Reed

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
Eleanor Roosevelt

It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.
Eleanor Roosevelt

"What the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve".
Have convictions. Be friendly. Stick to your beliefs as they stick to theirs. Work as hard as they do.
Eleanor Roosevelt


There are two kinds of people in the world: those who make excuses and those who get results. An excuse person will find any excuse for why a job was not done, and a results person will find any reason why it can be done. Be a creator, not a reactor. -- Alan Cohen
One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.
Eleanor Roosevelt


You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time. -- Charles F. Kettering

It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
Eleanor Roosevelt

The Pessimist complains about the wind, the Optimist expects it to change and the REALIST adjusts his sails. (author unknown)

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -- Eleanor Roosevelt

The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else. -- E. E. Cummings

Begin doing what you want to do now. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand -- and melting like a snowflake. -- Marie Beyon Ray

People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
Eleanor Roosevelt


Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. -- John Wooden

I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experience behind him.
Eleanor Roosevelt


You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with. -- Wayne Dyer

When you get in a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. -- Harriet Beecher Stowe
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
Eleanor Roosevelt

I used to tell my husband that, if he could make me 'understand' something, it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Your persistence is your measure of faith in yourself. Author Unknown

If you want to be successful, it's just this simple: Know what you're doing. Love what you're doing. And believe in what you're doing. -- Will Rogers

If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.
Eleanor Roosevelt

In all our contacts it is probably the sense of being really needed and wanted which gives us the greatest satisfaction and creates the most lasting bond.
Eleanor Roosevelt

When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't come up with a hand full of mud, either." -- Leo Burnett

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. -- Eleanor Roosevelt

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
Eleanor Roosevelt


The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt

The only advantage of not being too good a housekeeper is that your guests are so pleased to feel how very much better they are.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Understanding is a two-way street.
Eleanor Roosevelt

When life is too easy for us, we must beware or we may not be ready to meet the blows which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.
Eleanor Roosevelt

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
Eleanor Roosevelt

You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.
Eleanor Roosevelt





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Aug 15th 2011 at 5:07 PM by igytomas
and there are thousands more :) I couldn't remember them all but pick at least one and make your own too, than stick to it if it helps :)
   
Mar 9th 2011 at 6:32 AM by LonnieG
A lot of great gems of wisdom! Reading through these first thing in the morning should help anyone with their motivation to move closer to achieving their goals. Thank you for sharing it, Dee! LonnieG
   
Dec 2nd 2010 at 5:29 AM by rishiforyou
Smart quotes these are. Needed for everyone.
   
Nov 2nd 2010 at 6:50 AM by fredds
Eleanor Roosevelt has a lot to say over here. She must have been a very wise person. I also find . E. E. Cummings quote to be spot on: "The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else"
   
Oct 16th 2010 at 10:31 AM by drkelp
I loved this quote on your post, "Man's mind is not a container to be filled but rather a fire to be kindled." - Dorothea Brande This is so true. Education should be words that burn, not words that bore.
   
Sep 24th 2010 at 9:18 AM by sarana
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Sep 22nd 2010 at 11:32 AM by deewest
Thank you for your comments! Yes I do enjoy: Eleanor Roosevelt quotes as you can tell have a prosperous Week Thanks everyone! Dee
   
Sep 22nd 2010 at 3:32 AM by aditya
Great quotes. you may like this... I believe in Conveying Critics straight in front of face..and appreciation to others.
   
Sep 20th 2010 at 12:54 PM by Ellen
Hi Dee, I see you also admire Eleanor Roosevelt. She was an amazing woman and definitely someone to look up to and follow her thoughts. I love quotes!
   
Sep 20th 2010 at 5:57 AM by aislesoffiles
Great quotes Dee! I actually grabbed one and placed it in my shout box! :D
   
Sep 19th 2010 at 4:42 AM by honesty
Some wonderful quotes here, many thanks for sharing.
   
Sep 18th 2010 at 9:01 AM by houseofmax
Lots of great quotes. Thanks for sharing and sharing
   
Sep 18th 2010 at 12:44 AM by fredds
Excellent thoughts for a better life.
   
Sep 17th 2010 at 10:13 PM by incomepowerboost
very good thoughts
   

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