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Friday, June 12, 2015

Motivational Quotes...Food for Thought

I love motivational quotes.
I like to think of them as "Cliff Notes" to better living.
They can inspire, entertain, educate and uplift, with a few carefully chosen words.

They can also be used to "spice up" your writing.
Use them as prompts to get those creative juices flowing, or as an intro to an essay or feature piece.

With this in mind, here are a few to move you forward as you move into another week.


"Poor companions are like the buttons on an elevator. They will either take you up or take you down."

"Handle them carefully, for words have more power than an atom bomb."

"When things go wrong, don't go wrong with them."

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."--Eleanor Roosevelt 

"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."--Dr. Seuss

"Why fit in, when you were born to stand out."--Dr. Seuss

"God will sometimes shake you up to move you forward."--Jennifer Brown Banks

"There is no such thing as a self-made person."--J.Countryman

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

"Whether you think you can or think you can't--you are right."--Henry Ford

"Being more is better than buying more."

"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body."--Richard Steele

Thoughts? What quote serves as your life's philosophy? 
Have any favorites?


  1. You and Henry Ford: wise ones. Hope you are doing well.

  2. These are great! I'm a big fan of following the Positive Attitudes Quotes page on Facebook and Dr. Wayne Dyers's page.

    I like "As long as you believe in yourself, you can fit into anything."

    1. Hi Eryn,

      Welcome! Thanks for stopping by and weighing in. I, too am a fan of Wayne Dyer; I have a few of his books on tape. I highly recommend his "Real Magic."

  3. Excellent "food for thought". I especially like that J.B. Banks' quote. She really seems to know her stuff. :)

    1. Thanks, Karen. You've got good "taste." LOL
      Wishing you a great week!

  4. Quite the selection Jennifer (visiting here from Susan Reinhardt's site)