50 quotes to brighten your day

Hello Everyone, how is the year going...mine is going on smoothly and I can't believe January is almost over. I hope to return to proper blogging soon. My internet issues has been partly sorted out and I get to read all my favorite blogs nowadays...and the blog turned 7 this year, thank you all for reading and visiting.

Today, I am sharing 50 quotes which are helping me through the month. 

1.       This new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays.– Ralph Waldo Emerson

2.       To live with purpose. To say the courageous thing. To celebrate the simple gift. To follow your dreams. This is the happy life. – Wayward Henry

3.       Run to your canvas every day and mark it up. – Tammy Hodge

4.       Believe you can and you’re halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt

5.       He who fears failure limits his activities. Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. -Henry Ford

6.       Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.– Sarah Ban Breathnach

7.       The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today’s work superbly well. – Sir William Osler

8.       Procrastination will prevent your purpose.  Today, stop talking about it and start taking steps of action.– Bryan Carter

9.       The most unbearable thing about many successful people is not as we flatteringly think – how lazy they are, but how hard they work. – Alain de Botton

10.   When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.― Rumi

11.   We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life. – John Lennon

12.   Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it. — Tori Amos

13.   Easy roads make sleepy travellers. – Charles Spurgeon

14.   The older I get the more I realize all my plans never work out. And the older I get the more I learn that’s okay. – Coleen York

15.   The story of your life has many chapters. One bad chapter doesn’t mean it’s the end of the book. — Unknown

16.   An idea is never given to you without you being given the power to make it reality. You must, nevertheless, suffer for it. -Richard Bach

17.   My future starts when I wake up every morning. Every day I find something creative to do with my life. – Miles Davis

18.   Lack of direction, not lack of time is the problem. We all have 24 hour days.- Zig Ziglar

19.   My time and my attention are my most valuable resources. They are not renewable. – Jason Santa Maria

20.   Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. — Albert Einstein

21.   Often inspiration comes from the most unpredictable places. To see beauty we need to open our eyes in unlikely moments to see new. – Jeff Shinabarger

22.   Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it… what the world needs is people who have come alive. – H. Thurman

23.   The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude. – William James

24.   Do not save things for a special occasion. Every day of your life is a special occasion. – Thomas S. Monson

25.   You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. – John Wooden

26.   Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. – Winston Churchill

27.   You don’t change the world out of obligation, but you will out of glorious obsession. – Brian Houston

28.   A bend in the road is not the end of the road…unless you fail to make the turn. – Unknown

29.   To change one’s life: 1. Start immediately. 2. Do it flamboyantly. 3. No exceptions. – William James

30.   If you don’t feel free and be yourself, you can’t connect. Find people who accept your quirks. They’ll heal your soul. – Donald Miller

31.   Define yourself radically as the one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is illusion. – Brennan Manning

32.   You have to go whole heartedly into anything in order to achieve anything worth having.– Frank Lloyd Wright

33.   Hardships often prepare ordinary people for extraordinary destiny. – C.S. Lewis

34.   The pursuit of excellence is gratifying and healthy. The pursuit of perfection is frustrating, neurotic, and a terrible waste of time. – Edwin Bliss

35.   Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

36.   All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost. – J.R.R Tolkien

37.   It’s not about what you love. It’s about how you love it. – Wil Wheaton

38.   Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on. – Chuck Palahnuik

39.   The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead. The grand and the simple. They are equally wonderful. – Marjorie Pay Hinckley

40.   People inspire you, or they drain you. Pick them wisely. – Hans F. Hansen

41.   Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. – Melody Beattie

42.   Spend a little more time trying to make something of yourself and a little less time trying to impress people. – The Breakfast Club

43.   Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit. Talk about your joys. – Rita Schiano

44.   Read books. Care about things. Get excited. Try not to be too down on yourself. Enjoy the ever present game of knowing.– Hank Green

45.   Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. – Maya Angelou

46.   You teach people how to treat you by what you allow, what you stop, and what you reinforce. – Tony Gaskins

47.   Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to. – Alan Keightley

48.    The purpose of life, after all, is it live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences. – Eleanor Roosevelt

49.   Let’s choose to do something really difficult, something that saves lives, and let’s do that thing with people we love. – Donald Miller

50.   Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go, they merely determine where you start. – Nido Qubein


Molara Brown


  1. Love it love it! Lots of fine gems in here.
    My future starts when I wake up each morning. .. Run to your canvass every day and mark it up...

    And Tolkein had always been a fav for me...not all who wander who lost.

    1. Arghh, enable annonymous comments Lara!!! Hate having to sign in sometimes!

  2. Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. – Maya Angelou

    I love most of them

  3. It was great seeing you up on the screen, Lara. I'd wondered where you'd disappeared to . . . so scrolled back . . . happy you had a lovely holiday with family . . . I totally understand how you're eager to travel more as I've never lost the traveling bug (hmm, if you haven't visited Asia, you should. Highly recommend you start out in Thailand!!!) Happy New Year . . . and enjoyed your inspiring quotes.

  4. 14, 15, 20, 43, 45 and 46 resonate soo well with where I'm at right now!
    Great write up! saving it

  5. Good stuff...many thanks for sharing, and have a great month!