What I love about quotes is that they can be so short and simple and yet lift you up and give you hope. They can be profound and thought-provoking, and they may have such an impact that you will find yourself repeating it to whomever you think should hear it. Or you write it on a post-it and put it on your fridge 😉 Positive quotes in tough times do help; they give that same push upwards. I have several quotes on post-its or paper scraps all over my cupboards. In easy and hard times, they are excellent companions to have.
When things seem bleak or you think you can’t go on, there is no way that you can stop. It is when we fall the hardest, our only way out of it is up. The following people who created those quotes often had the odds stacked against them and they still persevered.
“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” Willie Nelson, musician
“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” Helen Keller, author
“It always seems impossible until it is done.” Nelson Mandela
“You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” A.A. Mine, author and poet
Sometimes, all it takes is just one quote to turn your day around. No, that is not a quote, just my thought 😉
“Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before.” Bonnie Blair, speed skater
“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” Winston Churchill.
“Happiness is the only thing that multiplies when you share it.” Albert Schweizer
And here come a few more from dear old Winston 😉
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
“Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.”
“Never never never give up.”
And for a little laugh, here’s a funny quote by Winston Churchill:
“A lady came up to me one day and said ‘Sir! You are drunk,’ to which I replied ‘I am drunk today madam, and tomorrow I shall be sober but you will still be ugly.” ? ?
Quotes are inspirational. They bring the wisdom of the day, or week. They can convey a strong message in just a few words.
Quotes get us going. They remind us of what we can achieve. Quotes by famous people who have overcome enormous obstacles or faced great adversaries are even more inspirational, for you know the story behind their words. They carry more weight and may bring more hope or a desire to succeed.
And here are two more.
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Theodore Roosevelt
“If you can dream it, you can do it.” Walt Disney
I have several quotes pinned on the walls or my cupboards. There are post-its everywhere … It doesn’t matter how often I see them, they inspire every time. If there is a quote (or more) that speaks to you, why not write it down and paste it on the wall, the mirror in the bathroom, or anywhere where you will see it?
“This is a wonderful day. I have never seen this one before.” Maya Angelou