Category Archives: Quotations

Quotes and Questions – Decisiveness


  • “Each indecision brings its own delays and days are lost lamenting over lost days… What you can do or think you can do, begin it. For boldness has magic, power, and genius in it.” —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • “People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.” —Harvey Mackay
  • “Choice determines direction… Decision determines destiny…” —Doug Firebaugh
  • “Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by traffic from both sides.” —Margaret Thatcher


  1. What decisions will you make, even when you’re uncertain about them, to help you take control of your own life?
  2. What goals are you working towards? Do your decisions align with these goals?
  3. Have you ever missed an opportunity because you waited too long before making a decision? 

Quotes and Questions – Motivation


  • “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” —Edith Wharton
  • “If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” —H.G. Wells
  • “Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity.” —Christopher Morley
  • “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” —Tony Robbins and countless others


  • What happened yesterday that you are going to overcome today?
  • What are you doing to spread light to those around you?

Quotes and Questions – Gratitude


  • Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. —Cicero
  • Who does not thank for little will not thank for much. —Estonian Proverb
  • We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. —Thornton Wilder
  • When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them. —Chinese Proverb
  • As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. —John Fitzgerald Kennedy


  1. What things in your life do you take for granted?
  2. What are you thankful for?

Quotes and Questions: Peace

Three Quotes:

“Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say that I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us and the world will be as one.” —John Lennon

“Not one of us can rest, be happy, be at home, be at peace with ourselves, until we end hatred and division.” —John Lewis

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” —Desmond Tutu

Three Questions:

  1. Do I listen with intent to understand; not only those I agree with, but those who disagree?
  2. What am I doing to stamp-out inequality and exclusion?
  3. What “little bit of good” am I doing everyday right where I am?

Quotes and Questions: Curiosity

Two Quotes:

  1. “I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.”—Eleanor Roosevelt
  2. “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.”—Albert Einstein

Two Questions:

  1. Do you still have a child-like curiosity?
  2. What new thing will you discover today?


“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.” – Helen Keller

“Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach

“Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.” – Martin Luther

“The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.” – Barbara Kingsolver