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Favorite Quotes

I love coming across great quotes. Hearing or reading a good quote can lift my spirits, provide inspiration, remind me of something I value, or just open my mind to a new way of thinking. These are some of my favorites.

Breathing in I calm my mind and body. Breathing out I smile. Breathing in I dwell in the moment. This is the only moment.
- Thich Nhat Hahn

Life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing.
- Helen Keller

Live as you will have wished you lived when you are dying.
- Christian Furchtegott Gellert

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

May you live all the days of your life.
- Jonathan Swift

In the midst of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein

When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
- Alexander Graham Bell

Ninety-eight percent of what I worried about never happened.
- Mark Twain

Only those who risk going to far can possibly find out how far one can go.
- T.S. Eliot

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.
- Buddha

Great work is performed not by strength, but by perseverance.
- Samuel Johnson

The man that makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.
- Edward Phelps

Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Celebrate what you want to see more of.
- Tom Peters

I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the thing he fears to do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

Simplify!
- Henry David Thoreau

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed.
- Gandhi

The more willing you are to surrender to the energy within you, the more power can flow through you.
- Shikti Gawain

If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.
- Maxwell Maltz

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson