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185 Quotes About You - Yourself - Self-Discovery and Life Advice

It's all you. Really. You - yourself - you! Not meaning that in some overly self-centered or selfish way -- instead here we present 185 quotes to consider in your own self-discovery process and as you work to define who YOU are. You are wonderful, of course, and then, you are so much more. Here's to you!

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Quote: Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for. by author Zig Ziglar overlaid on photo of icy mountain scenery
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Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.


Quote: The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are. by author Joseph Campbell overlaid on photo of girl leaning on wall during daytime
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The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.


Quote: Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen. by author John Steinbeck overlaid on photo of woman in red knit sweater holding lemon
Photo Credit: Noah Buscher

Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.


Quote: The time when most of you should withdraw into yourself is when you are forced to be in a crowd. by author Epicurus overlaid on photo of butterfly perched on petaled flower
Photo Credit: Ray Hennessy

The time when most of you should withdraw into yourself is when you are forced to be in a crowd.


Quote: Be a good person, but don't waste your time trying to prove it. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of flock of birds flying under blue sky during daytime
Photo Credit: Gidon Wessner

Be a good person, but don't waste your time trying to prove it.


Quote: The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence. by author Blake Lively overlaid on photo of girl leaning on wall during daytime
Photo Credit: Kiana Bosman

The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence.


Quote: You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations. by author Zig Ziglar overlaid on photo of lion on green grass during golden hour
Photo Credit: Keyur Nandaniya

You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations.


Quote: You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity. by author Thomas Wolfe overlaid on photo of brown wooden hanging bridge surrounded by green trees during daytime
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You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity.


Quote: Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of pine tree
Photo Credit: Kimon Maritz

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.


Quote: If you have a secret, people will sit a little bit closer. by author Rob Corddry overlaid on photo of aerial view of gray building on brown sand
Photo Credit: Austin Goode

If you have a secret, people will sit a little bit closer.


Quote: A friend is a gift you give yourself. by author Robert Louis Stevenson overlaid on photo of shallow focus photo of person sitting on concrete bench
Photo Credit: Belinda Fewings

A friend is a gift you give yourself.


Quote: What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail? by author Robert H. Schuller overlaid on photo of man in cowboy hat
Photo Credit: Vidar Nordli-Mathisen

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?


Quote: You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of landscape photography of mountain
Photo Credit: Garrett Sears

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.


Quote: You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of litter of dogs
Photo Credit: Karel Van der Auwera

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.


Quote: If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live. by author Lin Yutang overlaid on photo of shallow focus photography of bee on flower
Photo Credit: Aaron Burden

If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.


Quote: Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries. by author James A. Michener overlaid on photo of gray-scale photo of man and woman hugging
Photo Credit: Brittani Burns

Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.


Quote: You take people as far as they will go, not as far as you would like them to go. by author Jeannette Rankin overlaid on photo of red and yellow abstract painting
Photo Credit: Mathias P.R. Reding

You take people as far as they will go, not as far as you would like them to go.


Quote: Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen. by author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe overlaid on photo of brown grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Tanja Žaria‡

Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.


Quote: Keep silence for the most part, and speak only when you must, and then briefly. by author Epictetus overlaid on photo of blooming yellow sunflower field
Photo Credit: Timothy Eberly

Keep silence for the most part, and speak only when you must, and then briefly.


Quote: When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor. by author Elon Musk overlaid on photo of sunset
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When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.


Quote: You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back. by author Barbara De Angelis overlaid on photo of silhouette of mountain during sunset
Photo Credit: Sonil Trivedi

You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.


Quote: The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions. by author Alfred Adler overlaid on photo of woman covering man's face
Photo Credit: Chermiti Mohamed

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.


Quote: Avoiding problems you need to face is avoiding the life you need to live. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of black laptop computer turned on displaying blue screen
Photo Credit: Mohammad Rahmani

Avoiding problems you need to face is avoiding the life you need to live.


Quote: Be unique. Be different. Be yourself. by author Debasish Mridha, MD overlaid on photo of lone tree in grassland
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Be unique. Be different. Be yourself.


Quote: Seduce yourself first. by author Kamand Kojouri overlaid on photo of purple flower in tilt shift lens
Photo Credit: Martin Sanchez

Seduce yourself first.


Quote: Accept yourself, love yourself. by author Chanel Iman overlaid on photo of pink rose bud closeup photo
Photo Credit: Alisa Olaivar

Accept yourself, love yourself.


Quote: Love yourself no matter what! by author Erin Heatherton overlaid on photo of pink and white flowers on white surface
Photo Credit: Darren Nunis

Love yourself no matter what!


Quote: Don't fear the light within. May it ignite the Sacred Flame in your soul. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of black and white computer keyboard
Photo Credit: Quinton Coetzee

Don't fear the light within. May it ignite the Sacred Flame in your soul.


Quote: Follow your own star! by author Dante Alighieri overlaid on photo of silhouette photo of mountain during nighttime
Photo Credit: Patrick Hendry

Follow your own star!


Quote: Don't fear solitude: If you are never alone, you cannot know yourself. But don't get too attached to it -- it may become an addiction. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of gray cactus plant on white pot
Photo Credit: Lieselot. Dalle

Don't fear solitude: If you are never alone, you cannot know yourself. But don't get too attached to it -- it may become an addiction.


Quote: Be ready to pay the price of your dreams. Free cheese can only be found in a mousetrap. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of landscape photography of waves and clouds
Photo Credit: Ant Rozetsky

Be ready to pay the price of your dreams. Free cheese can only be found in a mousetrap.


Quote: Only dead fish go with the flow. by author Derek Sivers overlaid on photo of cat in space
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Only dead fish go with the flow.


Quote: Our own life has to be our message. by author Thích Nhất Hạnh overlaid on photo of three people paddling in canoe
Photo Credit: Braxton Stuntz

Our own life has to be our message.


Quote: Become who you are. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of low-angle photography of green leaf tree
Photo Credit: Dave Hoefler

Become who you are.


Quote: The first step is you have to say that you can. by author Will Smith overlaid on photo of green bird perching on stem
Photo Credit: Mateus Campos Felipe

The first step is you have to say that you can.


Quote: If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. by author Wayne W. Dyer overlaid on photo of silhouette photo of aurora borealis
Photo Credit: Vincent Guth

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.


Quote: To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. by author Thomas Edison overlaid on photo of person wearing TV helmet with remote
Photo Credit: Noah Buscher

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.


Quote: Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching. by author Thomas Jefferson overlaid on photo of selective focus photo of four green humming birds with red flowers
Photo Credit: James Wainscoat

Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.


Quote: You cannot be anything if you want to be everything. by author Solomon Schechter overlaid on photo of close shot of yellow flowers
Photo Credit: Masaaki Komori

You cannot be anything if you want to be everything.


Quote: When you lose a couple of times, it makes you realize how difficult it is to win. by author Steffi Graf overlaid on photo of silhouette of kneeling man
Photo Credit: Aaron Burden

When you lose a couple of times, it makes you realize how difficult it is to win.


Quote: Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical. by author Sophia Loren overlaid on photo of beige concrete wall
Photo Credit: Lysander Yuen

Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.


Quote: When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time. by author Saint Francis de Sales overlaid on photo of blue and white abstract painting
Photo Credit: Daniele Franchi

When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time.


Quote: You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through. by author Rosalynn Carter overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.


Quote: Nothing external to you has any power over you. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of orange flowers
Photo Credit: Henry Be

Nothing external to you has any power over you.


Quote: Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of brown and black leaf in close up photography
Photo Credit: Omid Armin

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.


Quote: For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of green trees under white sky during daytime
Photo Credit: Nin Duletin

For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.


Quote: Forgiveness is not to give the other person peace. Forgiveness is for you. Take that opportunity. by author Mackenzie Phillips overlaid on photo of selective focus photography of brown and black butterfly flying near blooming purple petaled flowers
Photo Credit: Gary Bendig

Forgiveness is not to give the other person peace. Forgiveness is for you. Take that opportunity.


Quote: With enough courage, you can do without a reputation. by author Margaret Mitchell overlaid on photo of trees at sunset
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With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.


Quote: Choose people who lift you up. by author Michelle Obama overlaid on photo of right arrow sign on wall
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Choose people who lift you up.


Quote: You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. by author Maya Angelou overlaid on photo of photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud. Do not complain. Make every effort to change things you do not like. If you cannot make a change, change the way you have been thinking. You might find a new solution.


Quote: Tell your own story, and you will be interesting. by author Louise Bourgeois overlaid on photo of photo of outer space
Photo Credit: NASA

Tell your own story, and you will be interesting.


Quote: If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it. by author Lucy Larcom overlaid on photo of flame illustration
Photo Credit: Paul Bulai

If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.


If you can imagine it, we can make it.


Quote: My definition of courage is never letting anyone define you. by author Jenna Jameson overlaid on photo of colored pencil lined up on top of white surface
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My definition of courage is never letting anyone define you.


Quote: Avoid fruits and nuts. You are what you eat. by author Jim Davis overlaid on photo of person holding fencing sword
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Avoid fruits and nuts. You are what you eat.


Quote: You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you. by author Joseph Joubert overlaid on photo of Arizona landscape
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You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you.


Quote: Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there. by author Josh Billings overlaid on photo of butterfly perching on leaves
Photo Credit: Arun Clarke

Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.


Quote: History never looks like history when you are living through it. by author John W. Gardner overlaid on photo of group of people inside the room in grayscale photo
Photo Credit: Brooke Cagle

History never looks like history when you are living through it.


Quote: Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing. by author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe overlaid on photo of selective focus photography of sunflower
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Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.


Quote: If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. by author Jim Rohn overlaid on photo of brown mountain
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If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.


Quote: The very important thing you should have is patience. by author Jack Ma overlaid on photo of pink flowers with white background
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The very important thing you should have is patience.


Quote: You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. by author Indira Gandhi overlaid on photo of green bird perching on stem
Photo Credit: Mateus Campos Felipe

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.


Quote: How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live. by author Henry David Thoreau overlaid on photo of time lapse photography of fire
Photo Credit: Cullan Smith

How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.


Quote: If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. by author Henry David Thoreau overlaid on photo of body of water
Photo Credit: Fabrizio Conti

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.


Quote: As if you could kill time without injuring eternity. by author Henry David Thoreau overlaid on photo of worm's eye view of trees during night time
Photo Credit: Ryan Hutton

As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.


Quote: Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life. by author Germaine Greer overlaid on photo of calm body of water near alp mountains during nighttime
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Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life.


Quote: Hope never abandons you, you abandon it. by author George Weinberg overlaid on photo of silhouette of mountain under starry night
Photo Credit: Ave Calvar

Hope never abandons you, you abandon it.


Quote: Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. by author George S. Patton overlaid on photo of gray hummingbird
Photo Credit: Bryan Hanson

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.


Quote: Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac? by author George Carlin overlaid on photo of person holding heart shaped red balloon
Photo Credit: Ryan 'O' Niel

Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?


Quote: You just have to be yourself and go full with confidence and be courageous. by author Gabby Douglas overlaid on photo of woman standing on forest
Photo Credit: Tobias Hort-Giess

You just have to be yourself and go full with confidence and be courageous.


Quote: The historian will tell you what happened. The novelist will tell you what it felt like. by author E. L. Doctorow overlaid on photo of photo of author E. L. Doctorow with quote

The historian will tell you what happened. The novelist will tell you what it felt like.


Quote: You must do the things you think you cannot do. by author Eleanor Roosevelt overlaid on photo of woman in black shirt standing on yellow flower field during daytime
Photo Credit: Francesco Salandin

You must do the things you think you cannot do.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.


Quote: Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it. by author Elbert Hubbard overlaid on photo of silhouette photo of person holding flashlight under milk way
Photo Credit: Manouchehr Hejazi

Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it.


Quote: Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. by author Edgar Degas overlaid on photo of red neon heart wallpaper
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Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.


Quote: It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you. by author Dick Cheney overlaid on photo of black and tan german shepherd running on green grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Reba Spike

It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.


Quote: If you can dream it, you can do it. by author Enzo Ferrari overlaid on photo of brown and gray stick
Photo Credit: Ria Alfana

If you can dream it, you can do it.


Quote: To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.


Quote: You must realize that one day you will die. Until then you are worthless. by author Chuck Palahniuk overlaid on photo of soldiers on field at daytime
Photo Credit: Bao Menglong

You must realize that one day you will die. Until then you are worthless.


Quote: If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong. by author Charles F. Kettering overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles F. Kettering with quote

If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong.


Quote: Success is not in what you have, but who you are. by author Bo Bennett overlaid on photo of copper-colored coins on in person's hands
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

Success is not in what you have, but who you are.


Quote: By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of white clouds and blue sky
Photo Credit: Jeremy Bezanger

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.


Quote: Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver. by author Ayn Rand overlaid on photo of man on running field
Photo Credit: Braden Collum

Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.


Quote: Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you. by author Arnold Palmer overlaid on photo of long-coated brown puppy inside room
Photo Credit: Roberto Nickson

Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.


Quote: Art is what you can get away with. by author Andy Warhol overlaid on photo of white wooden table near brown chair
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Art is what you can get away with.


Quote: If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor. by author Albert Einstein overlaid on photo of man in black bubble hoodie looking at the stars
Photo Credit: Joshua Earle

If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.


Quote: Although anxiety is part of life, never let it control you. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of liquor pouring on clear shot glass
Photo Credit: Adam Jaime

Although anxiety is part of life, never let it control you.


Quote: Make the rest of your life the best period in your life. by author Rada Krivokapic Radonjic overlaid on photo of Rada Krivokapic Radonjic quote; white text on black background

Make the rest of your life the best period in your life.


Quote: Define yourself or be defined. by author Antero Alli overlaid on photo of sunset
Photo Credit: DiscoverQuotes Staff

Define yourself or be defined.


Quote: Know yourself to improve yourself. by author Auguste Comte overlaid on photo of photo of author Auguste Comte with quote

Know yourself to improve yourself.


Quote: Don't be yourself, just be. by author Marty Rubin overlaid on photo of gray asphalt road
Photo Credit: Nikola Knezevic

Don't be yourself, just be.


If your outer world is shaky, go within.


Quote: Existence wants you to be you. by author Osho overlaid on photo of green trees on forest during daytime
Photo Credit: Adam Bixby

Existence wants you to be you.




Quote: Never compromise yourself. by author Alexa Vega overlaid on photo of flowers
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Never compromise yourself.


Quote: Don't ever play yourself. by author DJ Khaled overlaid on photo of persons hand with white manicure
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Don't ever play yourself.




Quote: Have faith in yourself. by author Nathan Parsons overlaid on photo of person walking on street while holding black umbrella near cars on road at nighttime
Photo Credit: Todd Diemer

Have faith in yourself.


Quote: Embrace your crazy. by author Shawn Johnson overlaid on photo of Santorini, Greece
Photo Credit: Ryan Spencer

Embrace your crazy.


Quote: You have to be yourself. by author Young Thug overlaid on photo of sunset
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You have to be yourself.


Quote: Solitude is where you find yourself. by author Robert Celner overlaid on photo of boy wearing American flag print eyeglasses sticking his mouth open
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Solitude is where you find yourself.


Quote: You'll find your way. by author Rich Shapero overlaid on photo of macro photography of green bird on tree branch
Photo Credit: Bernal Fallas

You'll find your way.


Quote: Be genuine. Just be yourself. by author Jamie Eason overlaid on photo of white and gray cat
Photo Credit: MIKHAIL VASILYEV

Be genuine. Just be yourself.


Quote: Beauty comes from embracing who you are. by author Lindsey Leavitt overlaid on photo of calm body of water and mountain
Photo Credit: Jake Fagan

Beauty comes from embracing who you are.


Quote: Be as advertised. by author Johnnie Dent Jr.  overlaid on photo of aerial photography of rock formation
Photo Credit: Spencer Russell

Be as advertised.




Quote: Reinvent yourself. Repeat. by author Alex Bogusky overlaid on photo of brown and black train track in between trees phtoography
Photo Credit: Wil Stewart

Reinvent yourself. Repeat.


Quote: Be fully awake if you want to dream. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of white paint palette with black paint beside ink bottle and paint brush
Photo Credit: Kelly Sikkema

Be fully awake if you want to dream.


Quote: Don't let anyone make you feel that you don't deserve the good things that happen in your life. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of white oriental lily flower
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

Don't let anyone make you feel that you don't deserve the good things that happen in your life.


Quote: Everything depends on which path you take. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of white paint palette with black paint beside ink bottle and paint brush
Photo Credit: Kelly Sikkema

Everything depends on which path you take.


Quote: A man has to choose. This is where lies his strength: in the power of his decisions. If you choose to follow the path of your dreams, commit yourself to it. Accept your path. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of white and grey bicolor kitten
Photo Credit: Slavy Darozhkin

A man has to choose. This is where lies his strength: in the power of his decisions. If you choose to follow the path of your dreams, commit yourself to it. Accept your path.


Quote: Each man has an aptitude born with him. Do your work. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of Magic Keyboard beside mug and click pen
Photo Credit: Leone Venter

Each man has an aptitude born with him. Do your work.


Quote: But if you've ever felt love, you'll know how painful it is to suffer for love. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of white ceramic mug with coffee on brown wooden table
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

But if you've ever felt love, you'll know how painful it is to suffer for love.


Quote: Choosing one path means abandoning others -- if you try to follow every possible path you will end up following none. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of brown long coated small dog lying on white textile
Photo Credit: Connor Home

Choosing one path means abandoning others -- if you try to follow every possible path you will end up following none.


Being human means having doubts and yet still continuing on your path.


Quote: Do not forget: seek to win all your battles, including those you fight against yourself. Do not fear the scars. Do not be afraid of victory. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of swimming pool with stainless steel ladder
Photo Credit: Etienne Girardet

Do not forget: seek to win all your battles, including those you fight against yourself. Do not fear the scars. Do not be afraid of victory.


Quote: Forgive your enemy, but do not mistake him for a friend. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of red surface
Photo Credit: Clem Onojeghuo

Forgive your enemy, but do not mistake him for a friend.


Quote: But don't forget that memory is like salt: the right amount brings out 
 the flavour in food, too much ruins it. If you live in the past all the 
 time, you'll find yourself with no present to remember. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of backdrop
Photo Credit: Tina Dawson

But don't forget that memory is like salt: the right amount brings out
the flavour in food, too much ruins it. If you live in the past all the
time, you'll find yourself with no present to remember.


Quote: Finding one important thing in your life doesn't mean you have to give up all the other important things. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of blue and white butterfly perched on white flower in close up photography during daytime
Photo Credit: Erik Karits

Finding one important thing in your life doesn't mean you have to give up all the other important things.


But if you believe yourself worthy of the thing you fought so hard to get, then you become an instrument of God, you help the Soul of the World, and you understand why you are here.


Quote: Don't live every day as if it were your last. Live every day as if it were your first. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of pink and white tulips on white surface
Photo Credit: Larisa Birta

Don't live every day as if it were your last. Live every day as if it were your first.


Quote: Do not ask yourself if your love is big enough, because love is neither big nor small, it is simply love. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of red tulips
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Do not ask yourself if your love is big enough, because love is neither big nor small, it is simply love.


Quote: Find someone who makes you smile, because it only takes a smile to make a day better. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of silhouette of person jumping in mid air
Photo Credit: Aziz Acharki

Find someone who makes you smile, because it only takes a smile to make a day better.


Quote: Always remember the proverb: This too shall pass. Your negative feelings won't last forever, there's a light at the end of every tunnel. It might not happen today or tomorrow, but you'll feel better eventually. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of white tulips with green leaves
Photo Credit: Kilimanjaro STUDIOz

Always remember the proverb: This too shall pass. Your negative feelings won't last forever, there's a light at the end of every tunnel. It might not happen today or tomorrow, but you'll feel better eventually.


Quote: Allow yourself to trust joy and embrace it. You will find you dance with everything. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of green mountain ]
Photo Credit: Adrian Dascal

Allow yourself to trust joy and embrace it. You will find you dance with everything.


Quote: Don't waste your time with explanations. People only hear what they want to hear. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of man and woman kissing
Photo Credit: Filipe Almeida

Don't waste your time with explanations. People only hear what they want to hear.


Quote: Don't be like those people who believe in positive thinking and tell themselves that they're loved and strong and capable. You don't need to do that because you know it already. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of yellow sunflower
Photo Credit: Cindy Bonfini-Hotlosz

Don't be like those people who believe in positive thinking and tell themselves that they're loved and strong and capable. You don't need to do that because you know it already.


Quote: Be not the slave of your own past. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of grey ceramic woman's face with red rose figurine
Photo Credit: Karen Khafagy

Be not the slave of your own past.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Be not the slave of your own past - plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power, and with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.


Quote: Because, wherever your heart is, that is where you´ll find your treasure. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of sunset
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Because, wherever your heart is, that is where you´ll find your treasure.


Quote: Don't allow your wounds to transform you into someone you are not. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of black semi automatic pistol on gray surface
Photo Credit: Jacob Boavista

Don't allow your wounds to transform you into someone you are not.


Quote: Enjoy your magic moment today. As it will not be here tomorrow. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of shallow focus photography of brown parquet flooring
Photo Credit: Tim Mossholder

Enjoy your magic moment today. As it will not be here tomorrow.


Quote: Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of white
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Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.


Quote: Dreaming is very pleasant as long as you are not forced to put your dreams into practice. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of gray and black laptop computer on surface
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Dreaming is very pleasant as long as you are not forced to put your dreams into practice.


Quote: Follow your dreams, transform your life. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of mountains under white clouds at daytime
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Follow your dreams, transform your life.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Follow your dreams, transform your life, take the path that leads to God. Perform your miracles. Cure. Make prophecies. Listen to your guardian angel. Transform yourself. Be a warrior, and be happy as you wage the good fight. Take risks.


Quote: Don't allow your mind to tell your heart what to do. The mind gives up easily. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of lights pattern swirls
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Don't allow your mind to tell your heart what to do. The mind gives up easily.


Quote: Don't give to anyone the power to put you down. Haters are losers pretending to be winners. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of green sports court illustration
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Don't give to anyone the power to put you down. Haters are losers pretending to be winners.


Quote: Fight for your dreams, even if that means fighting alone. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of coffee latte near white wireless keyboard and Apple EarPods on the table photography
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Fight for your dreams, even if that means fighting alone.


Quote: Enjoy what you can and ignore the rest. Let's not waste any energy fighting things that are outside our control. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of adult chocolate Labrador retriever
Photo Credit: James Barker

Enjoy what you can and ignore the rest. Let's not waste any energy fighting things that are outside our control.


Quote: Sometimes it is necessary to be lonely in order to prove that you are right. by author Vladimir Putin overlaid on photo of person standing on top of mountain
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Sometimes it is necessary to be lonely in order to prove that you are right.


Quote: You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside. by author Wayne W. Dyer overlaid on photo of green trees on forest during daytime
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You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.


Quote: You are the music while the music lasts. by author T. S. Eliot overlaid on photo of photo of author T. S. Eliot with quote

You are the music while the music lasts.


Quote: When you have confidence, you can do anything. by author Sloane Stephens overlaid on photo of black assault rifle on snow covered ground
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When you have confidence, you can do anything.


Quote: Children reinvent your world for you. by author Susan Sarandon overlaid on photo of top view of green succulent plants
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Children reinvent your world for you.


Quote: What is the opposite of two? A lonely me, a lonely you. by author Richard Wilbur overlaid on photo of sunset forest
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What is the opposite of two? A lonely me, a lonely you.


Quote: What you are comes to you. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of cat in space
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What you are comes to you.


Quote: It is kindness to immediately refuse what you intend to deny. by author Publilius Syrus overlaid on photo of brown and red paint brushes
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It is kindness to immediately refuse what you intend to deny.


Quote: You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force. by author Publilius Syrus overlaid on photo of man in cowboy hat
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You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.


Quote: Throw off your worries when you throw off your clothes at night. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of sunset
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Throw off your worries when you throw off your clothes at night.


Quote: Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. by author Muhammad Ali overlaid on photo of woman in white dress and brown hat standing on green grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Rendy Novantino

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.


Quote: When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of castle surrounded fog
Photo Credit: Martin Sattler

When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.


Quote: When you need to innovate, you need collaboration. by author Marissa Mayer overlaid on photo of aerial photography of gray and white stone lot
Photo Credit: John Salzarulo

When you need to innovate, you need collaboration.


Quote: If you wait, all that happens is that you get older. by author Mario Andretti overlaid on photo of Arizona landscape
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If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.


Quote: With confidence, you have won before you have started. by author Marcus Garvey overlaid on photo of silhouette of man and woman about to kiss on beach during sunset
Photo Credit: Annette Sousa

With confidence, you have won before you have started.


Quote: Let not your mind run on what you lack as much as on what you have already. by author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus overlaid on photo of photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Let not your mind run on what you lack as much as on what you have already.


Quote: Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you do it. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of Mahatma Gandhi quote: Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you do it.- white text on starry pic background

Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you do it.


Quote: You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth./nThe archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.


Quote: If you fall, fall on your back. If you can look up, you can get up. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of green trees under blue sky at daytime
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If you fall, fall on your back. If you can look up, you can get up.


Quote: Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid. by author Lady Bird Johnson overlaid on photo of short-coated brown and white puppy sitting on floor
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Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.


Quote: Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing. by author John Erskine overlaid on photo of sunset
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Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.


Quote: Hard times make you bitter or make you more compassionate. by author Jewel overlaid on photo of silhouette of mountain during sunset
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Hard times make you bitter or make you more compassionate.


Quote: Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs. by author Henry Ford overlaid on photo of short-coated brown and white puppy sitting on floor
Photo Credit: Alvan Nee

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.


Quote: Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over. by author Guy Finley overlaid on photo of photo of gray elephant on grass
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Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over..


Quote: Fanaticism consists of redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim. by author George Santayana overlaid on photo of silhouette of man standing on rock while looking in sky
Photo Credit: Greg Rakozy

Fanaticism consists of redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.


Quote: Big Brother is watching you. by author George Orwell overlaid on photo of closeup photo of violin on brown surface
Photo Credit: Beth Rufener

Big Brother is watching you.


Quote: Drink and be thankful to the host! What seems insignificant when you have it, is important when you need it. by author Franz Grillparzer overlaid on photo of black and white abstract illustration
Photo Credit: Hans Isaacson

Drink and be thankful to the host! What seems insignificant when you have it, is important when you need it.


Quote: He who angers you conquers you. by author Elizabeth Kenny overlaid on photo of person holding hands
Photo Credit: Rachael Crowe

He who angers you conquers you.


Quote: Do not consider painful what is good for you. by author Euripides overlaid on photo of green lizard
Photo Credit: Mark Stoop

Do not consider painful what is good for you.


Quote: Being at ease with not knowing is crucial for answers to come to you. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of brown butterfly perched on flower
Photo Credit: Thierry Chabot

Being at ease with not knowing is crucial for answers to come to you.


Quote: Discipline is remembering what you want. by author David Campbell overlaid on photo of white petaled flower bloom during daytime
Photo Credit: Caleb Woods

Discipline is remembering what you want.


Quote: In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you. by author Deepak Chopra overlaid on photo of woman in gray knit sweater covering her face with her hand
Photo Credit: Liz Fitch

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.


Quote: Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of man and woman kissing under the sun
Photo Credit: Alejandra Quiroz

Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open.


Quote: If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of woman in white dress and brown hat standing on green grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Rendy Novantino

If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.


Home is where you feel at home and are treated well.


Quote: When it is dark enough, you can see the stars. by author Charles A. Beard overlaid on photo of jumping on snow covered mountain during daytime
Photo Credit: Felipe Giacometti

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.


Quote: Nothing you wear is more important than your smile. by author Connie Stevens overlaid on photo of photo of author Connie Stevens with quote

Nothing you wear is more important than your smile.


Quote: Do what you fear and fear disappears. by author David Joseph Schwartz overlaid on photo of green leafed plant
Photo Credit: Alex Loup

Do what you fear and fear disappears.


Quote: You can only offend me if you mean something to me. by author Chris Rock overlaid on photo of laptop computer beside coffee mug
Photo Credit: Alex Knight

You can only offend me if you mean something to me.


Quote: When you have vision it affects your attitude. Your attitude is optimistic rather than pessimistic. by author Chuck Swindoll overlaid on photo of red rose in bloom during daytime
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When you have vision it affects your attitude. Your attitude is optimistic rather than pessimistic.


Quote: Problems are the price you pay for progress. by author Branch Rickey overlaid on photo of gray-scale photo of man and woman holding hands
Photo Credit: bruno costa

Problems are the price you pay for progress.


Quote: A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough. by author Bruce Lee overlaid on photo of bonfire near mountain
Photo Credit: Courtnie Tosana

A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.


Quote: Every season has its peaks and valleys. What you have to try to do is eliminate the Grand Canyon. by author Andy Van Slyke overlaid on photo of photo of author Andy Van Slyke with quote

Every season has its peaks and valleys. What you have to try to do is eliminate the Grand Canyon.


Quote: You must first clearly see a thing in your mind before you can do it. by author Alex Morrison overlaid on photo of yellow sunflowers under white clouds and blue sky
Photo Credit: Yoshi Sugimoto

You must first clearly see a thing in your mind before you can do it.


Quote: You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family. by author Anita Baker overlaid on photo of photo of author Anita Baker with quote

You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family.


Quote: You are that vast thing that you see far, far off with great telescopes. by author Alan Watts overlaid on photo of white pillar candle on black surface
Photo Credit: Lilya Alis

You are that vast thing that you see far, far off with great telescopes.


Quote: You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was. by author Abraham Lincoln overlaid on photo of monarch butterfly perched on orange flower in close up photography during daytime
Photo Credit: Calvin Mano

You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.


Quote: All books are either dreams or swords, you can cut, or you can drug, with words. by author Amy Lowell overlaid on photo of photo of author Amy Lowell with quote

All books are either dreams or swords, you can cut, or you can drug, with words.


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