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Weekly Serving of Optimism: Quotes & Thoughts (Adventure)

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”  – Mark Twain

 

“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”  – David Mitchell

 

Adventure

 

“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”  – Eleanor Roosevelt

 

“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.”  – Bill Bryson

 

“I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.”  – Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

 

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.”  – T.S. Eliot

 

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”  – Jawaharlal Nehru

 

“Anytime I feel lost, I pull out a map and stare. I stare until I have reminded myself that life is a giant adventure, so much to do, to see.”  – Angelina Jolie

 

Adventure should be 80 percent ‘I think this is manageable,’ but it’s good to have that last 20 percent where you’re right outside your comfort zone. Still safe, but outside your comfort zone.”  – Bear Grylls

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“Waste your money and you’re only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost a part of your life.”  – Michael LeBoeuf

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Weekly Serving of Optimism: Quotes & Thoughts (Stepping Stones)

Stepping Stone Stumbling Block quote

This picture is of the Temple of the Olympian Zeus in Agrigento, Sicily. Can you imagine the obstacles they faced building temples around 600 BC?

 

“Your initial idea may or may not work, but you have to remember that a failed idea is nothing but a stepping stone to a bigger success.”   Naveen Jain

 

 

“The best way to treat obstacles is to use them as stepping-stones. Laugh at them, tread on them, and let them lead you to something better.” Enid Blyton, Mr. Galliano’s Circus

 

 

“Failure is not the end of the road, it’s a stepping stone to do better!”   Hopal Green

 

 

“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.”   Dale Carnegie

 

 

“Use missteps as stepping stones to deeper understanding and greater achievement.”   Susan L. Taylor

 

Stumbling Sone Setback Quote, Robin Sharma

 

Weekly Serving of Optimism: Quotes & Thoughts (Change the World)

change

 

“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.”    Harriet Tubman

 

“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”    Robin Williams

 

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”    Margaret Mead

 

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”    Mother Teresa

 

“Help young people. Help small guys. Because small guys will be big. Young people will have the seeds you bury in their minds, and when they grow up, they will change the world.”    Jack Ma

 

 

“If your eyes were open to all the beauty in the world,

you would be overwhelmed with joy.”   

Marianne Williamson

 After the Storm

 

Weekly Serving of Optimism: Quotes & Thoughts (Self-realization)

“With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.”  – Dalai Lama

 

self-realization

 

“People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.”    -Thomas Szasz, “Personal Conduct,” The Second Sin, 1973


“Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.”    – Shannon L. Alder

 

“The degree to which a person can grow is directly proportional to the amount of truth he can accept about himself without running away.”    -Leland Val Van de Wall

 

“A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.”    -Jean de La Fontaine

 

 

“The value of identity of course is that so often with it comes with purpose.”    -Richard Grant

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