There’s a reason why people keep motivational and positive quotes on their office desk or around their house – we all need a little push to get us through our day from time to time! Let’s face it; life can get tiring and overwhelming, so any words of wisdom or inspiration are certainly welcome. When it comes to life thoughts, there have been plenty of famous people throughout history who have imparted their knowledge to us and changed our perspective on life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.”
“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes … the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules … You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things … They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius …”
“Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings, and emotions.”
“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”
“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”
“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
“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.”
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, either way you are right.”
“There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.”
Thomas A. Edison
. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.