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August 2022 Quotes That Shape Us

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August 2022 Quotes That Shape Us


"If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things."

— Albert Einstein


"If you set your goals ridiculously high and it's a failure, you will fail above everyone else's success."

— James Cameron


"Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down."

— Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


"The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it."

— Henry Ford


"It is only when we take chances, when our lives improve. The initial and the most difficult risk that we need to take is to become honest."

— Walter Anderson


"To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life."

— T.S. Eliot


"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched — they must be felt with the heart."

— Helen Keller


"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

— Ralph Waldo Emerson


"By being yourself you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before."

— Edwin Elliot


"Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day."

— Henri J.M. Nouwen


"Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves."

— J.M. Barrie


"Sing like no one’s listening, love like you’ve never been hurt, dance like nobody’s watching, and live like it’s heaven on earth."

— (Attributed to various sources)


"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain."

— Dolly Parton


"Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."

— Calvin Coolidge


"Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare."

— Audre Lorde


"If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you."

— Steve Jobs


"Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus."

— Alexander Graham Bell


"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."

— Thomas Edison


"Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable."

— John Wooden


"I realized that I don’t have to be perfect. All I have to do is show up and enjoy the messy, imperfect, and beautiful journey of my life."

— Kerry Washington


"Do all the good you can, for all the people you can, in all the ways you can, as long as you can."

— Hillary Clinton (inspired by John Wesley quote)


"There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind."

— Mister Rogers


"Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards."

— Vernon Sanders Law


"Life is a song - sing it. Life is a game - play it. Life is a challenge - meet it. Life is a dream - realize it. Life is a sacrifice - offer it. Life is love - enjoy."

— Sai Baba


"Difficult and meaningful will always bring more satisfaction than easy and meaningless."

— Maxime LegacĂ©


"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."

— Mark Twain


"You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated."

— Maya Angelou


"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."

— Thomas A. Edison


"To know how much there is to know is the beginning of learning to live."

— Dorothy West


"If we give our children sound self-love, they will be able to deal with whatever life puts before them."

— Bell Hooks


"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose."

— Dr. Seuss


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