Quotes

Alignment

“When you are in alignment with the desires of your heart, things have a way of working out.” – Iyanla Vanzant

Brokenness

“If you allow yourself you can become stronger in the very places that you’ve been broken.” – Jane Fonda

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” – Fredrick Douglass

“I now realize that lives fall apart when they need to be rebuilt. Lives fall apart when the foundation upon which they were built needs to be relaid. Lives fall apart, not because God is punishing us for what we have or have not done. Lives fall apart because they need to. They need to because they weren’t built the right way in the first place.” – Iyanla Vanzant

“When two broken people bring their broken pieces together, chances are they will never become a whole anything.” – Iyanla Vanzant

“I recognized that a broken life is a test of faith of the highest order.”
― Iyanla Vanzant

Caring

“From caring comes courage.” – Lao Tzu

Change

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu

“No one saves us but ourselves, no one can and no one may, we ourselves must walk the path.” – Buddha

“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.”  – Oprah Winfrey

“If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve.” – Lao Tzu

Contentment

“Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have.” – Doris Mortman

Different

“Just because you are different does not meant that you have to be rejected.” – Eartha Kitt

Excellence

“Always do your best. What you plant now will harvest later.” – OG Mandino

Failure 
“Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.” – Oprah Winfrey

“If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you.  What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.” – Mary Pickford

“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” -J.K. Rowling

Fear

“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” – Corrie ten Boom

“It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.”– Muhammad Ali

Friendship

A friend to all is a friend to none. – Aristotle
Giving

“God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with.” – Billy Graham

Growth
“You must let go to grow” – Byrd Baggett

Happiness

If you want to be happy, be.” – Leo Tolstoy

Health

“Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering – an image of death.” – Buddha

“I believe the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.” – Joyce Meyer

Humility

“Men sometimes speak as if humility and meekness would rob us of what is noble and bold and manlike. O that all would believe that this is the nobility of the kingdom of heaven, that this is the royal spirit that the King of heaven displayed, that this is Godlike, to humble oneself, to become the servant of all!” – Andrew Murray

Individuality

“The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything to be yourself. – Lao Tzu

“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Judgment

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them” – Mother Theresa

Loneliness

“Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.” Mother Theresa4

“You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.” – Wayne Dyer

Love

“Love is not something that is a sort of rare commodity, everybody has it.” – Alan Watts

“I can live without money, but I cannot live without love.” – Judy Garland

“You have to love yourself, because no amount of love from others is sufficient to fill the yearning that your soul requires from you.” – Dodinsky

“Love will immediately enter into any mind that truly wants it.” – Course in Miracles

“One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.” – Paulo Coehlo

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“It’s not your job to like me- it’s mine.” – Byron Katy

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails. – 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8a

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” – Mother Theresa

“If you want to see the love of your life, look in the mirror.” – Byron Katie

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” – Oscar Wilde

“You’ve got to learn to leave the table when love’s no longer being served.” – Nina Simone

“You cannot give or receive love to a higher degree than you love yourself.” – Renata Nicole

“Allowing myself to love God completely has obviously shed light on my self-love because he loves me more than I ever love myself” – Angie Stone

 “It’s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self love deficit.” – Eartha Kitt

“Seeking love keeps you from the awareness that you already have it — that you are it.” – Byron Katy

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”― Rumi

“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Make sure you don’t start seeing yourself through the eyes of those who don’t value you. Know your worth even if they don’t.” -Thema Davis.

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha

“I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.” – Muhammad Ali

“Loving yourself…does not mean being self-absorbed or narcissistic, or disregarding others. Rather it means welcoming yourself as the most honored guest in your own heart, a guest worthy of respect, a lovable companion.” – Margo Anand

“Intense love does not measure, it just gives.” – Mother Teresa

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.” – Lucille Ball 

“Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness” – Jean Vanier

“Our only limitations are those we set up in our own minds” – Napoleon Hill

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. – Aldous Huxley

“You either believe what you think or you question it. There’s no other choice.” – Byron Katie

“The soul that is within me no man can degrade.” – Fredrick Douglass

My only fault is I don’t realize how great I really am.” – Muhammad Ali

“I don’t trust people who don’t love themselves and tell me, “I love you.”… There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.” – Maya Angelou

“Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.” – Abernani Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

I finally realized that being grateful to my body was key to giving more love to myself. – Oprah Winfrey

“The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself” – Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“I have found the paradox that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only love.” – Mother Teresa

” In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

“It isn’t until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are – not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spiritual within – that you can begin to take control – Oprah Winfrey

“We must be our own before we can be another’s.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwin it on someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” – Buddha

“Don’t you dare, for one second, surround yourself with people who are not aware of the greatness that you are.” – Jo Blackwell Preston

“But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.” – Luke 6:35

“I have found that as I learn to love myself flaws and all, I have become unafraid of believing there is truly someone out there who will love me and find even my flaws to be perfection, because I do.” – Renata Nicole

“We accept the love we think we deserve.” – Stephen Chbosky

“Love is the only gold” – Alfred Lord Tennyson

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha

“Do not wait: the time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.” – Napoleon Hill

“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” – Lao Tzu

“When the mind understands itself that is the ultimate love affair – the love affair with the self and that is what inquiry shows us so clearly it is the end of war.” –  Byron Katie

“You may be hurt if you love too much, but you will live in misery if you love too little.” – Napoleon Hill

Forgiveness

“Our forgiving love toward men is the evidence of God’s forgiving love in us. It is a necessary condition of the prayer of faith.”  – Andrew Murray

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.” – Corrie ten Boom

 

Happiness

“Happiness isn’t something that depends on our surroundings…It’s something we make inside ourselves.” – Corrie ten Boom

Pain 

“Find a place inside where there is joy and the joy will burn out the pain.” – Joseph Campbell

Passion

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Passion is the genesis of genius.” – Tony Robbins.

“There is no passion to be found in playing small – in settling for a life that is less than what you are capable of living. – Nelson Mandela

Patience

“To lose patience is to lose the battle.” – ‘Mahatma Gandhi

Peace

“Peace comes from within, do not seek it without.” – Buddha

Prayer

“What wings are to a bird, and sails to a ship, so is prayer to the soul.” – Corrie ten Boom

Relationship

“The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.” – Steve Maraboli

Self Analysis

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” – Edmund Hillary

Self Approval

“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” – Mark Twain

Self-Awareness

“You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are.” – Yogi Bhajan

“I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.” – William Earnest Henley

“I am so beautiful, sometimes people weep when they see me. And it has nothing to do with what I look like really, it is just that I gave myself the power to say that I am beautiful, and if I could do that, maybe there is hope for them too. And the great divide between the beautiful and the ugly will cease to be. Because we are all what we choose.” – Margaret Cho

Self-Love

“A healthy self-love means we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take vacations, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we spoil ourselves from time to time. We feel comfortable doing things which add quality and beauty to life.” – Andrew Matthews

Self- Loyalty

“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.” – Shannon L. Alder

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” – Judy Garland

“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.” ― Marilyn Monroe

“This above all: to thine own self be true….” – William Shakespeare

Self-Pity

“Self-pity in its early stages is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable.” — Maya Angelou

Self-Respect

“Our self-respect tracks our choices. Every time we act in harmony with our authentic self and our heart, we earn our respect. It is that simple. Every choice matters.”  Dan Coppersmith

Self-Worth

“The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.” – C. JoyBell C.

“In your own life it’s important to know how spectacular you are.”  – Steven Maraboli

Success

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele

“The path to success is to take massive, determined action.” – Tony Robbins

Thoughts

“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Buddha

“We are what we believe we are.” – C.S. Lewis

“Whatever the mind can conceive, and believe, it can achieve.”  – Napoleon Hill

“We are shaped by our thoughts, we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” – Buddha

Time

“My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.”  – Steve Jobs

“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. ”  – M. Scott Peck

Truth

“Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth”. – Mahatma Gandhi

“I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Worry

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” – Corrie ten Boom

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.  But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. – Matthew 6:25-34

“Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear.” – Corrie ten Boom

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