We all love quotes. Short, quirky sentences that sum up how we’re feeling today. We smile, we share it on social media, and, most of the time, we forget them after a few minutes. There are a few, though, that stick with you for a lifetime. Those few that you remember while you drive your car, eat your dinner, or watch a movie. Those are the quotes that change your life.
Here are a few quotes that have changed my life. There aren’t powerful pictures, or flashy text. When the message is true, it doesn’t matter what medium it comes through.
I ask a favour of you while you read these. Take a moment to ponder each one – and I mean really think about them. Do they appeal to you? Do they strike a chord? Do you aspire to be like that? If you answered yes to any of these questions, what is stopping you from taking action? Nothing. You can change your world by taking the first step.
Here they are:
Be silly. Be honest. Be kind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
He who laughs, lasts.
Be the reason someone smiles today.
Bruce van Horn
Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You!
If you haven’t decided to matter, you won’t.
It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.
If you have nothing to say, say nothing.
Successful people do not complain about the things they have the ability to change, they simply change them.
Nothing changes if nothing changes.
A comfort zone is a wonderful place, but nothing ever grows there.
A beautiful thing is never perfect.
Not trying is the only true failure.
You will never win if you never begin.
There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
Alexander the Great
You don’t need more time, you just need to decide.
All glory comes from daring to begin.
Eugene F. Ware
If there is no wind, row.
Running away from your problems is a race you will never win.
The price of being a sheep is boredom. The price of being a wolf is loneliness. Choose one or the other with great care.
What quotes have you come across that you live by? I’d love to know.