Life Quotes: The Words We Speak
Life quotes give us that little boost we sometimes need to crawl out of unavoidable slumps in life.
Life can feel like a juicy summer peach that is golden, perfectly round, and dripping with goodness.
Other times, our lives can instead feel like peach fuzz: gray, hazy, and lacking nourishment - simply unattractive and burdensome.
Especially during times like the latter, the words we speak will powerfully impact how we proceed on our journey. Will we draw back in defeat? Or will we trek forward in spite of adversity.
Deciding on which route to take can seem obvious and perplexing at the same time.
Naturally our bodies are weary, our minds dim instead of keen and it seems apparent that we should throw in the towel. But usually, something deep within us says otherwise.
These "other" thoughts challenge our physical state of being and force to think beyond our present situation.
We may think, If I stop here, here is all that I will ever have or accomplish. But what happens if I keep going?
We then come to the realization that we will never know what the future holds if we remain stagnant and pull off our fighting mitts.
As my dad once told me, Sometimes you just have to motivate yourself. We may not always have people in our corner rooting for us to stand and fight for the final round instead of going down for the count.
It is during these times that we can most benefit from referencing life quotes that we can memorize for our own nourishment, self-empowerment, and personal growth.
Here are some Life Quotes to help sustain you along the way...
"Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered,
you will never grow."
~Ronald E. Osborn
"Sometimes you just have to motivate yourself."
"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit."
"You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great"
“Only a debilitated mind will accept the deficient as sufficient”
“One of the biggest causes of failure is diffusion of focus”
“Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread”
“Each person is an island unto himself, in a very real sense; and he can only build bridges to other islands if he is first of all willing to be himself and permitted to be himself.”
“Critical moment of decision – the one’s that end up in the winner’s circle are ones that recognize that it won’t always be fun, but do it anyway.”
"To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind."
"What you focus on longest will provide strongest in your life."
"How to succeed: try hard enough. How to fail: try too hard."
"People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved."
"I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure - which is: Try to please everybody."
~Herbert B. Swope
"What counts is not the number of hours you put in,
but how much you put in the hours."
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