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“How did it get so late so soon?”
“I get so god damn lonely and sad and filled with regrets some days. It overwhelms me as I’m sitting on the bus; watching the golden leaves from a window; a sudden burst of realisation in the middle of the night. I can’t help it and I can’t stop it. I’m alone as I’ve always been and sometimes it hurts…. but I’m learning to breathe deep through it and keep walking. I’m learning to make things nice for myself. To comfort my own heart when I wake up sad. To find small bits of friendship in a crowd full of strangers. To find a small moment of joy in a blue sky, in a trip somewhere not so far away, a long walk an early morning in December, or a handwritten letter to an old friend simply saying ”I thought of you. I hope you’re well.”
No one will come and save you. No one will come riding on a white horse and take all your worries away. You have to save yourself, little by little, day by day. Build yourself a home. Take care of your body. Find something to work on. Something that makes you excited, something you want to learn. Get yourself some books and learn them by heart. Get to know the author, where he grew up, what books he read himself. Take yourself out for dinner. Dress up for no one but you and simply feel nice. it’s a lovely feeling, to feel pretty. You don’t need anyone to confirm it.
I get so god damn lonely and sad and filled with regrets some days, but I’m learning to breathe deep through it and keep walking. I’m learning to make things nice for myself. Slowly building myself a home with things I like. Colors that calm me down, a plan to follow when things get dark, a few people I try to treat right. I don’t sometimes, but it’s my intent to do so. I’m learning.I’m learning to make things nice for myself. I’m learning to save myself.
I’m trying, as I always will.”
Charlotte Eriksson, Everything Changed When I Forgave Myself: growing up is a wonderful thing to do
“I heard a bird sing in the dark of December. A magical thing. And sweet to remember. We are nearer to Spring than we were in September. I heard a bird sing in the dark of December.”
“December's wintery breath is already clouding the pond, frosting the pane, obscuring summer's memory”
John Geddes A Familiar Rain
“It is growing cold. Winter is putting footsteps in the meadow. What whiteness boasts that sun that comes into this wood! One would say milk-colored maidens are dancing on the petals of orchids. How coldly burns our sun! One would say its rays of light are shards of snow, one imagines the sun lives upon a snow crested peak on this day. One would say she is a woman who wears a gown of winter frost that blinds the eyes. Helplessness has weakened me. Wandering has wearied my legs.”
“Colored lights blink on and off, racing across the green boughs. Their reflections dance across exquisite glass globes and splinter into shards against tinsel thread and garlands of metallic filaments that disappear underneath the other ornaments and finery.
Shadows follow, joyful, laughing sprites.
The tree is rich with potential wonder.
All it needs is a glance from you to come alive.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration
“Now is the time of fresh starts
This is the season that makes everything new.
There is a longstanding rumor that Spring is the time
of renewal, but that's only if you ignore the depressing
clutter and din of the season. All that flowering
and budding and birthing the messy youthfulness
of Spring actually verges on squalor. Spring is too busy,
too full of itself, too much like a year-old to be the best time for reflection, re-grouping, and starting fresh.
For that you need December. You need to have lived
through the mindless biological imperatives of your life (to bud, and flower, and show off) before you can see that a landscape of new fallen snow is THE REAL YOU.
December has the clarity, the simplicity, and the silence you need for the best FRESH START of your life.”
Vivian Swift, When Wanderers Cease to Roam: A Traveler's Journal of Staying Put
“There is October in every November and there is November in every December! All seasons melted in each other’s life!”
Mehmet Murat ildan
“Someone asked me when is my birthday?
The poet inside me replied,
"My birthday is on the last day of the year,
It's 31st December my dear!”
“It was snowing. It was always snowing at Christmas. December, in my memory, is white as Lapland, though there were no reindeers. But there were cats.”
Dylan Thomas, A Child's Christmas in Wales
“May and October, the best-smelling months? I'll make a case for December: evergreen, frost, wood smoke, cinnamon.”
Lisa Kleypas, Love in the Afternoon
“The crisp path through the field in this December snow, in the deep dark, where we trod the buried grass like ghosts on dry toast.”
Dylan Thomas, Quite Early One Morning: Stories
“December is a bewitching month.
The grey of cold teases
to explode into something worthwhile,
into a dream of cold,
a starlight shower you can taste,
a cold that does not chill.
I've lost my memory
of my first snow--
did I gasp at a field of white?
Or scream at the freeze
untill my cheeks reddened?
The crunch underfoot is satisfying
and the thrill of virgin snow
Joseph Coelho, A Year of Nature Poems
“I’ve come to sing you a song called December.”
Ryan Murphy, Down with the Ship
“December’s immaculate coldness feels warm. December feels like blood.”
“I watched you storm towards the restaurant door. It was a chilly December morning and the birds sitting on the high wires in the neighborhood refused to fly any longer.”
Malak El Halabi
A desperate celebration of an end.”
Chandrama Deshmukh, A Teaspoon Of Stars
“There was warmth in his large piercing brown eyes. The kind of warmth that tucks a child into bed. The same kind of warmth that dries your wet hair on a rainy December afternoon.”
Malak El Halabi
“There's something super special about December.”
Charmaine J. Forde
“Christmas in Barbados
I miss being in Barbados in December,
That is a time I always remember,
The smell of varnish on the wooden floors
and the smell of paint on the wooden floors.
The smell of cloves as the ham was baked
And the smell of the rum in mother’s fruit cake
The smell of coconut as she bake de sweetbread,
And the smell of the cloth, as she made up de bed”
CHARMAINE J FORDE
“Christmastime was always my favorite time of year. It did something to me. It made me softer. More kindhearted. Not an affliction I fall prey to lately. But back then I loved the days leading up to Christmas almost as much as I loved the day itself.”
Serena Valentino, Evil Thing
“By December an elastic skin of ice reached out hundreds of miles into the sea, rolling with every wave.”
Will Chancellor, A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall
“It was December, I had never felt so cold, the eel soup lay heavy on my stomach, I was afraid I'd die, I turned aside to vomit, I envied them.”
Samuel Beckett, First Love and Other Novellas
“I miss being in Barbados in December,
That is a time I always remember,
The smell of varnish on the wooden floors,
And the smell of paint on the wooden doors
The crowds in de Supermarket,
Buying up the rum,
And the music blasting
Puh rup a pum pum”
Charmaine J Forde
“It is never over, though we are in December!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
“We Indians have to keep aside our December for friends who've settled abroad.
Everyone is visiting. Everyone wants to party.”
“Eating a meal in Japan is said to be a communion with nature. This particularly holds true for both tea and restaurant kaiseki, where foods at their peak of freshness reflect the seasonal spirit of that month. The seasonal spirit for November, for example, is "Beginning Anew," because according to the old Japanese lunar calendar, November marks the start of the new tea year. The spring tea leaves that had been placed in sealed jars to mature are ready to grind into tea. The foods used for a tea kaiseki should carry out this seasonal theme and be available locally, not flown in from some exotic locale.
For December, the spirit is "Freshness and Cold." Thus, the colors of the guests' kimonos should be dark and subdued for winter, while the incense that permeates the tearoom after the meal should be rich and spicy. The scroll David chose to hang in the alcove during the tea kaiseki no doubt depicted winter, through either words or an ink drawing. As for the flowers that would replace the scroll for the tea ceremony, David likely would incorporate a branch of pine to create a subtle link with the pine needle-shaped piece of yuzu zest we had placed in the climactic dish. Both hinted at the winter season and coming of New Year's, one of David's underlying themes for the tea kaiseki. Some of the guests might never make the pine needle connection, but it was there to delight those who did.”
Victoria Abbott Riccardi, Untangling My Chopsticks: A Culinary Sojourn in Kyoto
“On December the twenty-third, the park was hazy from clammy mists that muted and softened all color and distance. Michael had not set off for Whitelow after breakfast, so I bundled myself into my redingote that was as thick and warm as a man's, and pulled on my sable hat and muff. Even so, the chill pinched my nose as I hurried along paths of mushy leaves, sending startled birds pink-pinking up into the air. Claw-like seed pods clung to my skirts; the fine flowers of summer drooped slimy and black. I collected a few posies of evergreens to paint: stiff pine cones, jewel-like berries of black and scarlet, and oval seed pods as lustrous as pearl.”
Martine Bailey, A Taste for Nightshade
“We go through Poseidon’s month.
Ponderous clouds sag with water
and furious storms break out
collapsing the rain earthward.”
December Quotes That Will Spread Cheer for All To Hear
The years most festive month is upon us and weve got the Instagram captions to prove it. From quotes about fresh fallen snow to winter quotes and even a few end of the year quotes, these sayings and inspirations are the perfect way to capture all your feelings in one short message. If a photo of your dazzling Christmas tree is begging for a little caption, or you find yourself wanting to send a seasonal word of encouragement to a friend, these quotes are the best place to start.
To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.
The color of springtime is in the flowers; the color of winter is in the imagination.
- Terri Guillemets
Let all the failures of your past year be your best guide in the New Year.
- Mehmet Murat ildan
As we look to the new year, hold on to what is good. Let go of what is bad. It really is that simple.
- Mandy Hale
If kisses were snowflakes, I'd send you a blizzard.
Kindness is like snow—it beautifies everything it covers.
- Kahlil Gibran
Mankind is a great, an immense family. This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas.
- Pope John XXIII
May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve.
"Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more."
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Dr. Suess
It's the most wonderful time of the year.
December Quotes That Will Spread Cheer for All To Hear
Some people are worth melting for.
- Frozen, Olaf
What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.
- Vern McLellan
When snow falls, nature listens.
- Antoinette van Kleef
Winter is not a season, it's a celebration.
- Anamika Mishra
Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.
- Hal Borland
If words fail you at this most beautiful time of year, just take a scroll through our collection of inspiring words and sayings. Youre bound to find the perfect sentiment to describe all the warm fuzzies of the season.
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If you are looking for an incredible list of December quotes you’re in the right place.
December is a month that most of us enjoy.
The festive season is upon us and the build up to Christmas begins.
It’s also a time of year where we can reflect on what we have achieved this year, and set out our plans for the following year.
Right, let’s jump into this list of December quotes.
Top 10 December Quotes
It seems like everything sleeps in winter, but it’s really a time of renewal and reflection.Elizabeth Camden
To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.Aristotle
It is never over, though we are in December.Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
The crisp path through the field in this December snow, in the deep dark, where we trod the buried grass like ghosts on dry toast.Dylan Thomas
I think of John every day. I do try to block it, but December is not the only day I think of him.Yoko Ono
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.Albert Camus
Christmas is a time when you get homesick even when you’re home.Carol Nelson
He had been walking for a long time, ever since dark in fact, and dark falls soon in December.Charlotte Riddell
December, being the last month of the year, cannot help but make us think of what is to come.Fennel Hudson
Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December. And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.Edgar Allan Poe
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Will you love me in December as you do in May? Jack Kerouac
Remember this December, that love weighs more than gold.Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon
There is october in every november and there is november in every december! all seasons melted in each other’s life!. Mehmet Murat ildan
I’ve come to believe that whoever I am didn’t start on December , and isn’t going to end on whatever that mysterious date is in the future. Patty Duke
I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet the words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men! Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
At Christmas I no more desire a rose Than wish a snow in May’s new-fangled mirth; But like of each thing that in season grows.William Shakespeare
I get excited for big games in December. Jon Gruden
Who is not a love seeker when December comes? Even children pray to Santa Claus. Rod McKuen
By december an elastic skin of ice reached out hundreds of miles into the sea, rolling with every wave. Will Chancellor
What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.John Steinbeck
My brothers and sisters, true love is a reflection of the Savior’s love. In December of each year we call it the Christmas spirit. You can hear it. You can see it. You can feel it. Thomas S. Monson
There must be something ghostly in the air of Christmas. Something about the close, muggy atmosphere that draws up the ghosts, like the dampness of the summer rains brings out the frogs and snails. Jerome K. Jerome
It is the middle of December now, and we are about to travel to Switzerland where we plan to ski a little, relax a little, and shoot a Dutch politician a little. Hugh Laurie
On the evening of December , General Washington in a most severe season crossed the Delaware with a part of his army, then reduced to less than men in the whole.Mercy Otis Warren
Roasting turkeys! Rich mince pies! Cakes of every shape and size! Louise Bennett Weaver and Helen Cowles LeCron
December is the toughest month of the year. Others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, October, August, and February. Mark Twain
It was snowing. It was always snowing at Christmas. December, in my memory, is white as Lapland, though there were no reindeers. But there were cats. Dylan Thomas
I miss being in Barbados in December. That is the time I always remember. The smell of varnish on the wooden floors. And the smell of paint on the wooden doors. The crowds in de Supermarket buying up the rum, and the music blasting. Puh rup a pum pum.Charmaine J Forde
I detest ‘Jingle Bells,’ ‘White Christmas,’ ‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,’ and the obscene spending bonanza that nowadays seems to occupy not just December, but November and much of October, too. Richard Dawkins
In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold. Ben Aaronovitch
There’s something super special about December. Charmaine J. Forde
People can’t concentrate properly on blowing other people to pieces if their minds are poisoned by thoughts suitable to the twenty-fifth of December.Ogden Nash
On December, Chicago led a task force built around the carrier Lexington to Midway Island, at the western end of the Hawaiian Islands, about, miles from Pearl Harbor. Jack Adams
Chill December brings the sleet, Blazing fire, and Christmas treat. Sara Coleridge
Men are April when they woo, December when they wed. Maids are May when they are maids, but the sky changes when they are wives. William Shakespeare
In this world only winter is certain.George R.R. Martin
If cold December gave you birth, The month of snow and ice and mirth, Place on you hand a Turquoise blue, Success will bless whate’er you do. Unknown
December’s wintery breath is already clouding the pond, frosting the pane, obscuring summer’s memory. John Geddes
I was surprised my quilt and pillow were cold. I see that now the window’s bright again. Deep in the night, I know the snow is thick, I sometimes hear the sound as bamboo snaps. BaiJuyi
Christmas begins about the first of December with an office party and ends when you finally realize what you spent, around April fifteenth of the next year.P.J. O’Rourke
O cruel cloudless space, and pale bare ground where the poor infant lies. Why do we feel restored as in a sacramental place? Here Mystery is artifice, and here a vision of such peace is stored, healing flows from it through our eyes. May Sarton
God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December. James M. Barrie
It’s been said that Bill Gates has come up with something that’ll be released in December that’s gonna put a lid on counterfeiting. If that’s a fact then it’s really interesting to own your own product with all the potential methods of downloading. Merle Haggard
Hot cocoa and cold toes remind me of Christmas.Toni Sorenson
And last December drear, with piteous low-drooped head. In a voice of desolation crying out, The year is dead. And so, with changeful gear, with smile or frown or song, the months, in strange variation, are ever gliding along. Edgar Fawcett
I know. I’m lazy. But I made myself a New Years resolution that I would write myself something really special. Which means I have ’til December, right? Catherine O’Hara
How like a winter hath my absence been. From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year. What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen? What old December’s bareness everywhere. William Shakespeare
My December is typically one big, sweaty ‘wintry mix’ blur, not a punch-laden, heartwarming mixer.Emily Weiss
The holly and the ivy, when they are both full grown, of all trees that are in the wood. The holly bears the crown. O, the rising of the sun, and the running of the deer the playing of the merry organ. Sweet singing in the choir. Christmas Carol
Someone asked me when is my birthday? The poet inside me replied, My birthday is on the last day of the year. It’s st December my dear! Anamika Mishra
December 25th has become guilt and obligation. Phil Donahue
Rosa Parks was a woman of strength, conviction, and morality. Her action on December , , to defy the law made her a leading figure in our nation’s civil rights history.John Shimkus
What should we speak of when we are old as you? when we shall hear the rain and wind beat dark December? How in this our pinching cave, shall we discourse the freezing hours away? William Shakespeare
Cold in the earth and fifteen wild Decembers, From those brown hills, have melted into spring. Emily Bronte
In a drear-nighted December, Too happy, happy brook, Thy bubblings ne’er remember Apollo’s summer look; But with a sweet forgetting, They stay their crystal fretting, Never, never petting About the frozen time. John Keats
Without Hope, we live in desire. Dante
Inspiring December Quotes
I heard a bird sing in the dark of december. A magical thing. And sweet to remember. We are nearer to spring than we were in september. I heard a bird sing in the dark of december. Oliver Herford
It is December, and nobody asked if I was ready.Sarah Kay
Yesterday, December seventh, , a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. Franklin D. Roosevelt
You skins is so cold and dry. Like you are also afraid so this coming December. Moaz Zulfiqar
Michigan isn’t just cold in December; it’s arctic. Daniel Milstein
How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?Dr. Seuss
I represented Wall Street, as a senator from New York, and I went to Wall Street in December of before the big crash that we had I basically said, ‘Cut it out! Quit foreclosing on homes! Quit engaging in these kinds of speculative behaviors. Hillary Clinton
On the 1st day of December, I was confirmed, and in accordance with the word of the Lord I was ordained an Elder under the hands of the Prophet. Orson Pratt
I watched you storm towards the restaurant door. It was a chilly december morning and the birds sitting on the high wires in the neighborhood refused to fly any longer. Malak El Halabi
Every December, I host a tree-trimming party. I serve chili with cornbread and lots of good wine. It’s a wonderful party, and it shows how much adults like to play.Maya Angelou
If the October days were a cordial like the sub-acids of fruit, these are a tonic like the wine of iron. Drink deep or be careful how you taste this December vintage. The first sip may chill, but a full draught warms and invigorates. John Burroughs
I’ve come to sing you a song called december. Ryan Murphy
When dark December glooms the day, and takes our autumn joys away. Walter Scott
In cold December fragrant chaplets blow, And heavy harvests nod beneath the snow.Alexander Pope
May and October, the best-smelling months? I’ll make a case for December: evergreen, frost, wood smoke, cinnamon. Lisa Kleypas
If it’s December in Casablanca, what time is it in New York? Howard Koch
Outside the house it was storming, a busy downfall of flakes that the wind blew lightly across acres of old snow left from December. Gladys Hasty Carroll
A bare tree stands with roots on both ends in December days.Kiran Bantawa
When I was a child, my December weekends were spent making cards, decorating the tree, hanging the wreath and preparing brandy butter and peppermint creams. Pippa Middleton
December was a horrible month. Sandy Bryant
I have forgotten much, but still remember The poinsiana’s red, blood-red in warm December. Claude McKay
As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December’s bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same.Donald E. Westlake
Each of us should think of the future. Every puff on a cigarette is another tick closer to a time bomb of terrible consequences. Christopher Hitchens didn’t care about the consequences of smoking cigarettes. Tragically, he died of throat cancer in December. Ray Comfort
A manager’s job is simple. For one hundred sixty-two games you try not to screw up all that smart stuff your organization did last December. Earl Weaver
Of all the months of the year there is not a month one half so welcome to the young, or so full of happy associations, as the last month of the year. Charles Dickens
The sun that brief December day Rose cheerless over hills of gray, And, darkly circled, gave at noon A sadder light than waning moon.John Greenleaf Whittier
Will love be true as December frost, or fickle and fall like the rose in June? Clement Scott
In December ring Every day the chimes; Loud the gleemen sing In the streets their merry rhymes. Let us by the fire Ever higher Sing them till the night expire! Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Motivating December Quotes
There was warmth in his large piercing brown eyes. The kind of warmth that tucks a child into bed. The same kind of warmth that dries your wet hair on a rainy December afternoon. Malak El Halabi
I wander forth this chill December dawn: John Frost and all his elves are out, I see, As busy as the elfin world can be, Clothing a world asleep with fleecy lawn.Robert Buchanan
When I was a kid, Toronto streets were deserted and quiet on Sundays, except for the sound of church bells I stood on the sidewalk one December listening to the Christmas bells I’ve never forgotten that moment. John Geddes
Nothing burns like the cold. George R.R. Martin
If winter comes can spring be… We’re nearer to spring than we were in September. Sylvia Plath
My favorite traditional Christmas movie that I like to watch is All Quiet on the Western Front. It’s just not December without that movie in my house.Tom Hanks
I don’t mean to burst anyone’s bubble, but there is no scriptural or historical basis for December 25th actually being the day that Jesus was born. Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick
When December comes, can ‘The Nutcracker’ be far behind? No, it can’t, not in America, anyway. Robert Gottlieb
The cold is coming. December’s winter solstice. Start of the season. Robert Pettit
Do your heart and head keep pace? When does hoary Love expire, when do frosts put out the fire? Can its embers burn below all that chill December snow?Edmund Clarence Stedman
I would anticipate that the Electoral College will be held on the th of December, and our electorate votes will go to the certified winner. Ken Blackwell
Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance. Yoko Ono
December drops no weak, relenting tear, by our fond summer sympathies ensnared. Nor from the perfect circle of the year, can even winter’s crystal gems be spared. Christopher Pearse Cranch
I blink January’s lashes and gush down December’s cheeks.Sanober Khan
It was December, I had never felt so cold, the eel soup lay heavy on my stomach, I was afraid I’d die, I turned aside to vomit, I envied them. Samuel Beckett
The gardening season officially begins on January 1st, and ends on December. Marie Huston
He had waited a long time for this special December. Now that it was almost upon him, he wasn’t frightened, but he was eager, he decided. He was eager for it to come. And he was excited, certainly. All of the Elevens were excited about the event that would be coming so soon. Lois Lowry
To Sum Up
Hopefully you enjoyed this big list of December quotes.
There are lots to motivate and inspire you everyday through December.
I’d love to know which December quotes are your favourites.
Drop them in the comments below.
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Without further ado, here are the best quotes for (My favorite inspirational quote of all time is something Helen Keller wrote in It's included at the very end as a bonus.)
Tuesday, January 1, (New Year's Day)
"There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning."
Wednesday, January 2,
"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing."
Thursday, January 3,
"Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get."
Friday, January 4,
"The last 10 percent it takes to launch something takes as much energy as the first 90 percent."
Saturday, January 5,
"Don't worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try."
Sunday, January 6, (National Technology Day)
"I knew that if I failed I wouldn't regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying."
Monday, January 7,
"Both my mother and I were determined that we weren't going to stay on welfare. We always worked toward having a better life. We never had any doubts that we would."
Tuesday, January 8,
"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."
Wednesday, January 9,
"There is only one boss: the customer. And he can fire everybody in the company, from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else."
Thursday, January 10,
"It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan."
Friday, January 11,
"There is no security on the Earth, there is only opportunity."
Saturday, January 12,
"Being an optimist after you've got the very thing you want doesn't count."
Sunday, January 13,
"There are two kinds of failures: those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought."
--Laurence J. Peter
Monday, January 14,
"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results."
Tuesday, January 15,
"Nothing works better than just improving your product."
Wednesday, January 16, (Religious Freedom Day)
"The greatest crime in the world is not developing your potential. When you do what you do best, you are helping not only yourself but the world."
Thursday, January 17,
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit."
Friday, January 18,
"The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining."
--John F. Kennedy
Saturday, January 19,
"Conditions are never perfect. 'Someday' is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you If it's important to you and you want to do it 'eventually,' just do it and correct course along the way."
Sunday, January 20,
"Embrace what you don't know, especially in the beginning, because what you don't know can become your greatest asset. It ensures that you will absolutely be doing things different from everybody else."
Monday, January 21, (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree."
--Martin Luther King Jr.
Tuesday, January 22,
"We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond."
Wednesday, January 23,
"It's not your job to like me, it's mine."
Thursday, January 24,
"Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom."
--George Washington Carver
Friday, January 25,
"The last 10 percent it takes to launch something takes as much energy as the first 90 percent." --Rob Kalin
Saturday, January 26,
I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.'"
Sunday, January 27,
"Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs."
Monday, January 28,
"There are two things people want more than sex and money: recognition and praise."
--Mary Kay Ash
Tuesday, January 29,
"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else."
--Booker T. Washington
Wednesday, January 30,
"Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in."
Thursday, January 31,
"Luck can only get you so far."
Friday, February 1,
"Don't worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try."
Saturday, February 2, (Groundhog Day)
"I always want to say to people who want to be rich and famous: 'Try being rich first.' See if that doesn't cover most of it."
Sunday, February 3,
"A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving."
Monday, February 4,
"I watched a small man with thick calluses on both hands work 15 and 16 hours a day who taught me all I needed to know about faith and hard work by the simple eloquence of his example."
Tuesday, February 5,
"Aging is not 'lost youth' but a new stage of opportunity and strength."
Wednesday, February 6,
"The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible."
--Arthur C. Clarke
Thursday, February 7,
"Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been."
Friday, February 8,
"For me, the most fun is change or growth. There are definitely elements of both that I like. Launching a business is kind of like a motorboat: You can go very quickly and turn fast."
Saturday, February 9,
"We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success; we often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery."
Sunday, February 10,
"You can be the ripest, juciest peach in the world, and there are still going to be some people who hate peaches."
--Dita Von Teese
Monday, February 11,
"I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse."
Tuesday, February 12,
"Do not indulge in dreams of having what you have not, but reckon up the chief of the blessings you do possess, and then thankfully remember how you would crave for them if they were not yours."
Wednesday, February 13,
"Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them more."
Thursday, February 14, (Valentine's Day)
"Build something people love, not something one million people kind of like."
Friday, February 15,
"Tough times never last, but tough people do."
--Dr. Robert Schuller
Saturday, February 16,
"I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: The only ones among you who will be truly happy are those who have sought and found how to serve."
Sunday, February 17,
"Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave."
--Mary Tyler Moore
Monday, February 18, (Presidents Day)
"The hardest thing to do is to be true to yourself, especially when everybody is watching."
Monday, February 18,
"Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you."
Wednesday, February 20,
"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."
--Robert Louis Stevenson
Thursday, February 21,
"Running a startup is like eating glass. You just start to like the taste of your own blood."
Friday, February 22,
"There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live."
Saturday, February 23,
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
Sunday, February 24,
"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud."
Monday, February 25,
"The greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."
Tuesday, February 26,
"Early to bed and early to rise probably indicates unskilled labor."
Wednesday, February 27,
"Try to be like the turtle--at ease in your own shell."
Thursday, February 28,
"Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you."
Friday, March 1,
"I don't look to jump over seven-foot bars--I look for one-foot bars that I can step over."
Saturday, March 2,
"Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul."
Sunday, March 3,
"Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it."
Monday, March 4,
"Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear."
Tuesday, March 5,
"Always look for the fool in the deal. If you don't find one, it's you."
Wednesday, March 6, (Ash Wednesday)
"I have not failed. I've just found 10, ways that won't work."
Thursday, March 7,
"The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer."
Friday, March 8, (International Women's Day)
"I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on Earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet."
--Susan B. Anthony
Saturday, March 9,
"Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm."
Sunday, March 10,
"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."
Monday, March 11,
"Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more."
Tuesday, March 12,
"One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful."
Wednesday, March 13,
"Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it."
Thursday, March 14,
"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light."
Friday, March 15,
"Never use a machine gun to kill a rabbit."
--David E. Griffin
Saturday, March 16,
"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud."
Sunday, March 17, (St. Patrick's Day)
"Life's like a movie; write your own ending, keep believing, keep pretending."
Monday, March 18,
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
Tuesday, March 19,
"We convince by our presence."
Wednesday, March 20,
"The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus."
Thursday, March 21,
"A man who gives you less than what he has to give is telling you what he thinks of you, and telling you what he thinks of himself."
Friday, March 22,
"The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me."
Saturday, March 23,
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."
--George Bernard Shaw
Sunday, March 24,
"Education costs money. But then so does ignorance."
--Sir Claus Moser
Monday, March 25,
"Success at the highest level comes down to one question: Can you decide that your happiness can come from someone else's success?"
Tuesday, March 26,
"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
--Sir Winston Churchill"
Wednesday, March 27,
"Fear is only as deep as the mind allows."
Thursday, March 28, (MLB Opening Day)
"Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it."
Friday, March 29,
"We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us."
Saturday, March 30,
"Speak less than you know; have more than you show."
Sunday, March 31,
"Death is very likely the single best invention of life. It's life's change agent; it clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now, the new is you. But, someday, not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it's quite true. Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life."
Monday, April 1, (April Fool's Day)
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see."
Tuesday, April 2,
"What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?"
--Robert H. Schuller
Wednesday, April 3,
"What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thursday, April 4,
"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection."
Friday, April 5,
"If you steadfastly refused to quit, you rapidly narrowed your options to only winning."
Saturday, April 6,
"It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings."
Sunday, April 7,
"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear." --Rosa Parks
Monday, April 8,
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."
Tuesday, April 9,
"I'm intimidated by the fear of being average."
Wednesday, April 10,
"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity."
Thursday, April 11,
"Everyone has ideas. They may be too busy or lack the confidence or technical ability to carry them out. But I want to carry them out. It is a matter of getting up and doing it."
Friday, April 12,
"Power means happiness; power means hard work and sacrifice."
Saturday, April 13,
"Be the kind of person that you want people to think you are."
Sunday, April 14,
"What we think, we become."
Monday, April 15, (Tax Day)
"Go out there and get rich. Get so obnoxiously rich that when that tax bill comes, your first thought will be to choke on how big a check you have to write."
Tuesday, April 16,
"May I never be complete. May I never be content. May I never be perfect."
Wednesday, April 17,
"The achievement of one goal should be the starting point of another."
--Alexander Graham Bell
Thursday, April 18,
"They said, we have education, but what about jobs? So I started telling them, you should be taking a pledge, and the pledge should be: 'I'm not a job seeker; I'm a job giver.' Prepare yourself to be a job giver."
Friday, April 19,
"Eventually, the nerds and the geeks will have their day."
Saturday, April 20,
"For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love."
Sunday, April 21, (Easter Sunday)
Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you."
Monday, April 22,
"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me."
Tuesday, April 23,
"The most successful people reach the top not because they are free of limitations, but because they act in spite of their limitations."
--Michael K. Williams
Wednesday, April 24,
"When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves."
--William Arthur Ward
Thursday, April 25,
"When you have a dream, you've got to grab it and never let go."
Friday, April 26,
"What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality."
Saturday, April 27,
"Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge."
--Abraham Joshua Heschel
Sunday, April 28,
The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow."
Monday, April 29,
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."
Tuesday, April 30,
"Opportunities don't happen. You create them."
Wednesday, May 1, (Law Day)
"Success is empty if you arrive at the finish line alone. The best reward is to get there surrounded by winners."
Thursday, May 2,
"You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself."
Friday, May 3,
"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have."
Saturday, May 4,
"Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life."
Sunday, May 5, (Ramadan begins)
"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world."
Monday, May 6,
"You must do the things you think you cannot do."
Tuesday, May 7,
"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."
Wednesday, May 8,
"Yesterday's home runs don't win today's games."
Thursday, May 9,
"The biggest temptation is to settle for too little."
Friday, May 10,
"If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you've launched too late."
Saturday, May 11,
"The best protection any woman can have is courage."
--Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Sunday, May 12,
"When deeds speak, words are nothing."
Monday, May 13,
"Hire character. Train skill."
Tuesday, May 14,
"There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing."
Wednesday, May 15,
"Your personal life, your professional life, and your creative life are all intertwined. I went through a few very difficult years where I felt like a failure. But it was actually really important for me to go through that. Struggle, for me, is the most inspirational thing in the world."
Thursday, May 16,
"The best way out is always through."
Friday, May 17,
"Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start."
Saturday, May 18,
"You can't make anything viral, but you can make something good."
Sunday, May 19,
"Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck."
Monday, May 20,
"Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized. In the first, it is ridiculed. In the second, it is opposed. In the third, it is regarded as self-evident."
Tuesday, May 21,
"I love what I do, and when you love what you do, you want to be the best at it."
Wednesday, May 22,
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
Thursday, May 23,
"The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today."
--H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Friday, May 24,
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see."
Saturday, May 25,
"I do not know anyone who has gotten to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near."
Sunday, May 26,
"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared."
Monday, May 27, (Memorial Day)
"I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing toward being a champion."
-- Billie Jean King
Tuesday, May 28,
"The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do."
Wednesday, May 29,
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."
Thursday, May 30,
"Running a startup is like being punched in the face repeatedly, but working for a large company is like being waterboarded."
Friday, May 31,
"The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men."
Saturday, June 1,
"Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action."
Sunday, June 2,
"Never limit yourself because of others' limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination."
Monday, June 3,
"Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish."
Tuesday, June 4,
"Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work."
Wednesday, June 5,
"The time is always right to do what is right."
--Martin Luther King Jr.
Thursday, June 6,
"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it."
Friday, June 7,
"Don't be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin."
Saturday, June 8,
"Life has two rules: 1. Never quit; 2. Always remember rule No. 1."
Sunday, June 9,
"Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition
-- in having put forth the best within you."
--Henry J. Kaiser
Monday, June 10,
"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong."
Tuesday, June 11,
"I shouldn't even be here, so if I'm here, I better do something good."
Wednesday, June 12,
"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."
Thursday, June 13,
"Gifts are easy. They're given, after all. Choices can be hard. You can seduce yourself with your gifts if you're not careful, and if you do, it'll probably be to the detriment of your choices."
Friday, June 14, (U.S. Army birthday)
"Diligence is the mother of good luck."
Saturday, June 15,
"All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination."
Sunday, June 16,
"Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead 20 years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then."
Monday, June 17,
"There is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction."
Tuesday, June 18,
"Someday is not a day of the week."
Wednesday, June 19, (Juneteenth)
"We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained."
Thursday, June 20,
"Give me a stock clerk with a goal, and I will give you a man who will make history. Give me a man without a goal, and I will give you a stock clerk."
--James Cash Penny
Friday, June 21,
"One today is worth two tomorrows."
Saturday, June 22,
"Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp. Or what's a heaven for?"
Sunday, June 23,
"Please think about your legacy, because you're writing it every day."
Monday, June 24,
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
Tuesday, June 25,
"My first job was washing dishes in the basement of a nursing home for $ an hour, and I learned as much about the value of hard work there as I ever did later."
Wednesday, June 26,
"Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning."
Thursday, June 27,
"If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten."
Friday, June 28,
"The future belongs to those who prepare for it today."
Saturday, June 29,
"No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris."
Sunday, June 30,
"I think the thing about that was I was always willing to work; I was not the fastest or biggest player but I was determined to be the best football player I could be on the football field and I think I was able to accomplish that through hard work."
Monday, July 1,
"We are all ordinary. We are all boring. We are all spectacular. We are all shy. We are all bold. We are all heroes. We are all helpless. It just depends on the day."
Tuesday, July 2,
"The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers."
Wednesday, July 3,
"Today a reader, tomorrow a leader."
Thursday, July 4, (Independence Day)
"America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand."
--Harry S. Truman
Friday, July 5,
"The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive, and passion, it's possible to achieve the American dream."
Saturday, July 6,
"I hate that word: lucky. It cheapens a lot of hard work."
Sunday, July 7,
"Either you run the day or the day runs you."
Monday, July 8,
"A good criterion for measuring success in life is the number of people you have made happy."
--Robert J. Lumsden
Tuesday, July 9,
"The trouble in America is not that we are making too many mistakes, but that we are making too few."
Wednesday, July 10,
"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."
Thursday, July 11,
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any."
Friday, July 12,
"Life's too mysterious; don't take it serious."
Saturday, July 13,
"Every man's life is a fairy tale written by God's fingers."
--Hans Christian Andersen
Sunday, July 14,
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."
Monday, July 15,
"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way."
--John C. Maxwell
Tuesday, July 16,
"People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent."
Wednesday, July 17,
"If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try."
Thursday, July 18,
"We generate fears while we sit. We over come them by action. Fear is nature's way of warning us to get busy."
--Dr. Henry Link
Friday, July 19,
"Everybody has a great idea for a startup, and so do their relatives, and they tell me, 'You gotta build it.' I say, 'I have to believe in it.'"
Saturday, July 20,
"To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first."
Sunday, July 21,
"Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls."
Monday, July 22,
"If you focus on results, you'll never change. If you focus on change, you'll get results."
Tuesday, July 23,
"In order to discover new lands, one must be willing to lose sight of the shore for a very long time."
Wednesday, July 24,
"I learned pretty soon that it was essential to fail and be foolish."
Thursday, July 25,
"Look at the sparrows; they do not know what they will do in the next moment. Let us literally live from moment to moment."
Friday, July 26,
"There on the beaches of Normandy I began to reflect on the wonders of these ordinary people whose lives were laced with the markings of greatness."
Saturday, July 27,
"Life is 10 percent what happens to us and 90 percent how we react to it."
--Dennis P. Kimbro
Sunday, July 28,
"Strive not to be a success but rather to be of value."
Monday, July 29,
"Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward."
Tuesday, July 30,
"Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning."
Wednesday, July 31,
"The true test of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don't know what to do."
Thursday, August 1,
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."
Friday, August 2,
"I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love."
Saturday, August 3,
"Data beats emotions."
Sunday, August 4,
"No one has as much luck around the greens as one who practices a lot."
--Chi Chi Rodriguez
Monday, August 5,
"In the real world, the smartest people are people who make mistakes and learn. In school, the smartest people don't make mistakes."
Tuesday, August 6,
"Constant dripping hollows out a stone."
Wednesday, August 7,
"The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it."
Thursday, August 8,
"Rule number one: 'Don't freak out.'"
Saturday, August 10,
"If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them."
Sunday, August 11,
"Out of difficulties grow miracles."
--Jean de la Bruyere
Monday, August 12,
"A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty."
Tuesday, August 13,
"You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world's happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime."
Wednesday, August 14,
"Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down. And trust your instincts good relationships feel good. They feel right. They don't hurt. They're not painful. That's not just with somebody you want to marry, but it's with the friends that you choose. It's with the people you surround yourselves with."
Thursday, August 15,
"Fall seven times and stand up eight."
Friday, August 16,
"The first one gets the oyster, the second gets the shell."
Saturday, August 17,
"Too low they build, who build beneath the stars."
Sunday, August 18,
"Numbing the pain for a while will only make it worse when you finally feel it."
--J.K. Rowling (Albus Dumbledore)
Monday, August 19,
"Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible."
Tuesday, August 20,
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched--they must be felt with the heart."
Wednesday, August 21,
"All television is educational television. The question is: What is it teaching?"
Thursday, August 22,
"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary."
Friday, August 23,
"I wish I could tell you the secret to being forever young, but no one's figured that out yet. But if you see the glass half full, simplify your life, and give yourself to a worthy cause, you will be forever happy."
Saturday, August 24,
"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why."
Sunday, August 25,
"I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate."
Monday, August 26,
"It's never too late to be what you might have been."
Tuesday, August 27,
"Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors."
Wednesday, August 28,
"If you can dream it, you can achieve it."
Thursday, August 29,
"If you have no critics, you'll likely have no success."
Friday, August 30,
"When you miss a shot, never think of what you did wrong. Take the next shot thinking of what you must do right."
Saturday, August 31,
"Believe you can and you're halfway there."
Sunday, September 1,
"Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event."
Monday, September 2, (Labor Day)
"If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun."
Tuesday, September 3,
"I tend to think you're fearless when you recognize why you should be scared of things, but do them anyway."
Wednesday, September 4,
"If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced."
--Vincent van Gogh
Thursday, September 5,
"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough."
Friday, September 6,
"Being able to touch so many people through my businesses, and make money while doing it, is a huge blessing."
Saturday, September 7,
"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words."
Sunday, September 8,
"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy that is translated through you; and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique."
Monday, September 9,
"As long as you're going to be thinking anyway, think big."
Tuesday, September 10,
"You can't knock on opportunity's door and not be ready."
Wednesday, September 11,
"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thursday, September 12,
"If you can't fly, then run; if you can't run, then walk; if you can't walk, then crawl; but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward."
--Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Friday, September 13,
"To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do."
Saturday, September 14,
"Good is the enemy of great."
Sunday, September 15,
"I don't think journalists in World War II were objective about the Nazis, and I don't think they should have been."
Monday, September 16,
"The history of the world is the history of a few people who had faith in themselves."
Tuesday, September 17,
"I'm a designer, and I work very hard at that. People sometimes want to put down fashion by saying it's frivolous or superficial, but it's not that way at all. It's actually very hard work."
Wednesday, September 18,
"Care about what other people think, and you will always be their prisoner."
Thursday, September 19,
"Time is what we want most, but what we use worst."
Friday, September 20,
"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light."
Saturday, September 21,
"Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love."
Sunday, September 22,
"The greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."
Monday, September 23,
"I never dreamt of success. I worked for it."
Tuesday, September 24,
"Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."
Wednesday, September 25,
"If you see a bandwagon, it's too late."
Thursday, September 26,
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."
--William Bruce Cameron
Friday, September 27,
"Whether you be man or woman, you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor."
--James Lane Allen
Saturday, September 28,
"Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."
Sunday, September 29, (Rosh Hashanah begins)
"There are no traffic jams along the extra mile."
Monday, September 30,
"Nothing will work unless you do."
Tuesday, October 1,
"People talk about getting lucky breaks in their careers. I'm living proof that the 'lucky breaks' theory is simply wrong. You get to make your own luck. The world is run by those who show up not those who wait to be asked."
Wednesday, October 2,
"Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical."
Thursday, October 3,
"It's a very sobering feeling to be up in space and realize that one's safety factor was determined by the lowest bidder on a government contract."
Friday, October 4,
"The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it."
Saturday, October 5,
"Timing, perseverance, and 10 years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success."
Sunday, October 6,
"Reality is created by the mind; we can change our reality by changing our mind."
Monday, October 7,
"It's hard work to make a four-minute program look effortless and elegant."
Tuesday, October 8, (Yom Kippur)
"Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that."
--Norman Vincent Peale
Wednesday, October 9,
"Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent."
--Marilyn vos Savant
Thursday, October 10,
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."
Friday, October 11,
"As you start your journey, the first thing you should do is throw away that store-bought map and begin to draw your own."
Saturday, October 12,
"The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work."
Sunday, October 13,
"I know you've heard it a thousand times before. But it's true: Hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don't love something, then don't do it."
Monday, October 14,
"Winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts."
Tuesday, October 15,
"We ask ourselves: Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do."
Wednesday, October 16,
"One person with a belief is equal to 99 who have only interests."
--John Stuart Mill
Thursday, October 17,
"Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others."
Friday, October 18,
"There are lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there's only one good, legitimate reason, and I think you know what it is: It's to change the world."
Saturday, October 19,
"I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen."
--Frank Lloyd Wright
Sunday, October 20,
"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."
Monday, October 21,
"It doesn't matter if you try and try and try again, and fail. It does matter if you try and fail, and fail to try again."
Tuesday, October 22,
"There is nothing impossible to him who will try."
--Alexander the Great
Wednesday, October 23,
"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently."
Thursday, October 24,
"Falling down is not a failure. Failure comes when you stay where you have fallen."
Friday, October 25,
"Following is one of the most underrated aspects of leadership. I have seen many a good [military unit] underachieve, because someone thought the commander was incompetent, and quietly worked to undermine his authority."
--William H. McRaven
Saturday, October 26,
"A No. 2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere."
Sunday, October 27,
"When I bet on horses, I never lose. Why? I bet on all the horses."
Monday, October 28,
"Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune."
Tuesday, October 29,
"You must not only aim right, but draw the bow with all your might."
--Henry David Thoreau
Wednesday, October 30,
"Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods."
Thursday, October 31,
"It's hard work making movies. It's like being a doctor: You work long hours, very hard hours, and it's emotional, tense work. If you don't really love it, then it ain't worth it."
Friday, November 1,
"Don't let winning make you soft. Don't let losing make you quiet. Don't let your teammates down in any situation."
Saturday, November 2,
"Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness."
Sunday, November 3,
"Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work. I live by that. You grind hard so you can play hard. At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually it'll pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off."
Monday, November 4,
"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."
--Francis of Assisi
Tuesday, November 5,
"Luck? I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it, and I'm afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: hard work -- and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't."
Wednesday, November 6,
"Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears."
Thursday, November 7,
""Performance-wise, you really need to be down in the trenches; you need to do the hard work, for a lot of reasons: to build yourself as a performer, to get a sense of the audience, to work hard and to wonder, 'Do I really want to do this?'"
Friday, November 8,
"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now."
Saturday, November 9,
"Sometimes you just have to put on lip gloss and pretend to be psyched."
Sunday, November 10,
"We live in the kind of society where, in almost all cases, hard work is rewarded."
--Neil deGrasse Tyson
Monday, November 11, (Veterans Day)
"I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder."
Tuesday, November 12,
"Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice."
Wednesday, November 13,
"If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it."
Thursday, November 14,
"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goals: My strength lies solely in my tenacity."
Friday, November 15,
"Everyone has a plan till they get punched in the mouth."
Saturday, November 16,
"You can't go around building a better world for people. Only people can build a better world for people. Otherwise it's just a cage."
Sunday, November 17,
"Yes, I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can find his way by moonlight, and see the dawn before the rest of the world."
Monday, November 18,
"Sometimes you can only find heaven by slowly backing away from hell."
Wednesday, November 20,
"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself."
Thursday, November 21,
"What does not destroy me makes me stronger."
Friday, November 22,
"Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the tradeoff they're making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment. And that's the difference."
Saturday, November 23,
"Don't worry about failure; you only have to be right once."
Sunday, November 24,
"Who sows virtue reaps honor."
--Leonardo da Vinci
Monday, November 25,
"A lot of times, people look at the negative side of what they feel they can't do. I always look on the positive side of what I can do."
Tuesday, November 26,
"The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher."
Wednesday, November 27,
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life."
Thursday, November 28, (Thanksgiving)
"Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."
Friday, November 29,
"If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?"
Saturday, November 30,
"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."
Sunday, December 1,
"An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy."
Monday, December 2,
"Happiness is a quality of the soul not a function of one's material circumstances."
Tuesday, December 3,
"I can say the willingness to get dirty has always defined us as an nation, and it's a hallmark of hard work and a hallmark of fun, and dirt is not the enemy."
Wednesday, December 4,
"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."
Thursday, December 5,
"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."
Friday, December 6,
"Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that."
Saturday, December 7,
"I think one day you'll find that you're the hero you've been looking for."
Sunday, December 8,
"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."
Monday, December 9,
"Happiness is not the absence of problems; it's the ability to deal with them."
Tuesday, December 10,
"The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same."
--Colin R. Davis
Wednesday, December 11,
"You know you're in love when you don't want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams."
Thursday, December 12,
"Keep your face always toward the sunshine--and shadows will fall behind you."
Friday, December 13,
"Opportunities multiply as they are seized."
Saturday, December 14,
"From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow."
Sunday, December 15,
"There's a tremendous bias against taking risks. Everyone is trying to optimize their ass-covering."
Monday, December 16,
"If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges."
Tuesday, December 17,
"My parents had always preached the virtues of hard work. But hard work is one thing; economic struggle is another."
Wednesday, December 18,
"You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame."
Thursday, December 19,
"You miss percent of the shots you don't take."
Friday, December 20,
"Don't tell people how to do things; tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results."
--George S. Patton
Saturday, December 21,
"Every noble work is at first impossible."
Sunday, December 22,
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."
Monday, December 23,
"What is not started will never get finished."
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Tuesday, December 24,
"Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them."
Wednesday, December 25,
"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."
Thursday, December 26,
"You don't become enormously successful without encountering some really interesting problems."
--Mark Victor Hansen
Friday, December 27,
"The common denominator of success is in forming the habit of doing the things that failures don't like to do."
Saturday, December 28,
"In real life, the act of creation is defying death. I think it's just that dumb and simple."
Sunday, December 29,
"Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be."
Monday, December 30,
"It needs to be said and heard: It's OK to be who you are."
Tuesday, December 31,
"Life doesn't run away from nobody. Life runs at people."
Think of this one as a head start on , as it's my favorite inspirational quote of all time:
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all."
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Everything that they had before, everything that awaited them after, now did not matter. He saw her bend under him, how she moans, how she freezes for a second after another orgasm, to bite into him again with her claws, cling to his lips, smell. His heated skin.
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Ritka crept closer, looking at how I fuck Irka almost point-blank. True, she did not manage to see too much: overexcited during the waiting time, I finished very quickly. However, Mishka after me in general, it seems, lasted only a few seconds.