Some things just stick with you. When I’m irritated, “off,” and in need of a push, these are some of the words I read to myself. These are quotes that, for whatever reason, have stuck with me over the years…Quotes I Live By. These words move me, and maybe they’ll do the same for you.
A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not in the branch but in her wings. -Unknown
If nothing changes, nothing changes. -Courtney C. Stevens
What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail? -Robert Schuller
I am not on this earth by chance. I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. -Og Mandino
Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life. -Robin Sharma
Start over, my darling. Be brave enough to find the life you want and courageous enough to chase it. Then start over and love yourself the way you were meant to. -Madalyn Beck
Today me will live in the moment unless it’s unpleasant in which case me will eat a cookie. -Cookie Monster
Don’t be afraid to give up the good and go for the great. -Steve Prefontaine
Paris is always a good idea. -Audrey Hepburn
The most dangerous risk of all—the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the net you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later. – Randy Komisar
What one does is what counts and not what one had the intention of doing. -Pablo Picasso
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. -Theodore Roosevelt
You may do this, I tell you, it is permitted. Begin again the story of your life. -Jane Hirshfield
What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t happened yet. -Anne Frank
What wise words have stuck with you? I’d love to add to my list and connect with you. Send me a message and let’s grow our go-tos together. If you see something here that will inspire someone you know, please share!