Thursday 28 March 2013


“you can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”
Stephen King

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” ― Abraham Lincoln

“Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don't just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won't happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you'll love it up here.” ― Donald J. Trump

“Minds are like flowers, they only open when the time is right.” ― Stephen Richards

“Thoughts Become Things... Choose The Good Ones!” ― Mike Dooley

“The power behind taking responsibility for your actions lies in putting an end to negative thought patterns. You no longer dwell on what went wrong or focus on whom you are going to blame. You don't waste time building roadblocks to your success. Instead, you are set free and can now focus on succeeding.” ― Lorii Myers

“Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“To change the world takes time; to change yourself takes courage.” ― R.S. Lowel

“Always strive to aim for the highest peak of the goals in life you have set, this way if you manage to reach even half way toward a goal, landing in the middle is not such a bad place to end up.” ― Victoria Addino

“The same view you look at every day, the same life, can become something brand new by focusing on its gifts rather than the negative aspects. Perspective is your own choice and the best way to shift that perspective is through gratitude, by acknowledging and appreciating the positives.” ― Bronnie Ware

Care to add to the list?


  1. Thanks for these great quotes. My fav is Abraham Lincoln's. Another fav is one I learned in eighth grade: Of all the sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: It might have been. (Anonymous)

    All's well here, touch wood! Like you, tho, a bit more free time would be nice!

    Happy Easter from this side of the Pond. Believe Greece will celebrate on May 5th. Posted about an Easter we spent in Thessaloniki. What a forever memory!

  2. These give food for thought. We need such positive thought in Cyprus. Life is bad here and will get worse.

  3. I like the Stephen King quote. We must be brave, and Kittie's Anon quote about 'what might have been'. 'No Regrets' is my mantra, a hard one to maintain.

  4. Stephen King is always a good one to turn to for inspirational quotes :D. You have listed some great ones here!

  5. Thanks for the motivational quotes ... particularly timely towards the end of a particularly long week.

    HAPPY A to Z!


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