Encouraging Words

Encouraging Words


Ever since I was little, I’ve loved a pithy quote. These are the ones I’ve been pondering and applying recently:


“We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are.” – The Talmud

“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.” – Seneca

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” – Plato

“The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide.” – Longfellow

“Face adversity promptly and without flinching, and you will reduce its impact.” – Winston Churchill

“Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“Work in the invisible world at least as hard as you do in the visible.” – Rumi

“To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, today is big with blessings.” – Mary Baker Eddy

“The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.” – Martha Washington

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing; it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” – Voltaire

“Our life expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.” – Kierkegaard

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live” – Johann von Goethe

“Keep your fears to yourself but share your courage with others.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“If only we would stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.” – Edith Wharton

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“You can’t depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus.” – Mark Twain

“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln

“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” – Dalai Lama

“Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.” – Mark Twain


I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.

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