Random Thoughts #16 – Not Knowing is OK

One of the great things about little kids is they are not as afraid as we adults to not know what they want. It’s totally OK sometimes to not know what you want. Stay with it. Go within. Your answers are there.

 

 

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#RayQuotes 1 – Day 134 of 365 Days to a Better You

I’ve always been a quotes person. I enjoy finding new quotes and using them to motivate me. I often coin new motivational quotes that come to me and have posted many of them on the web over the years with the hashtag #rayquote. For me, quotes like these often cut through cobwebs in my mind, shaking loose new ideas, perspectives, and paths forward. I hope at least one inspires you today!

Here are seven #rayquotes to provoke thought and inspire change.

  1. Stress is what you feel when you’ve lost sight of your WHY. When your WHY is strong, so are you.
  2. We are either doorways for fear in this world or doorways for love.
  3. It costs nothing to believe in yourself and everything not to.
  4. A well-studied loss is worth a dozen mindless victories.
  5. A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it. (This one has become quite famous showing up on t-shirts, in books, and on quotes sites.)
  6. Adversity is not failure. Adversity is fuel.
  7. When you unleash your best you can undo your worst.

Have a fantastic day, my friends! Thank you so much for reading and sharing these blogs.

Ray

5 Inspiring Quotes by John Muir – “The Father of National Parks”

John Muir (1838-1914) was a Scottish-born American naturalist, author, and philosopher who was an early advocate of protecting wilderness in The United States. He is sometimes called “The Father of the National Parks.”

He wrote numerous essays about nature, especially the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The famous environmental club he helped form – The Sierra Club – remains a force in conversation today. He was instrumental preserving Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks.

Here are five of his most inspiring quotes about nature.

  1. When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.

  2. We all travel the Milky Way together, trees and men.

  3. One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.

  4. Earth has no sorrow that Earth can’t heal.

  5. The mountains are calling and I must go.

You can find a more extensive list of Muir quotes on the TAS Quotes page.

No One Can Make You Feel Inferior

Eleanor Roosevelt was much more than a first lady. She was a visionary who pushed her husband in progressive directions and a philosopher and social commentator of enormous stature.

 

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Check out more Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes on the TAS website.

Motivational Quotes by People Born on February 15

Here are some motivational quotes by people born on February 15.

Galileo Galilei (Astronomer, philosopher 1564-1642)

  1. You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him find it within himself.
  2. I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
  3. I never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him.

Susan B. Anthony (American Women’s Rights Advocate 1820-1906)

  1. Independence is happiness.
  2. The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world; I am like a snowball – the further I am rolled the more I gain.
  3. Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.

Jeremy Bentham (British Philosopher 1748-1832)

  1. Every law is an infraction on liberty.
  2. The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation.
  3. Stretching his hand up to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet.

Louis XV (King of France 1638-1715)

  1. There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself.

Alfred North Whitehead (British philosopher 1861-1947)

  1. No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.
  2. Ideas won’t keep. Something must be done about them.
  3. Speak out in acts; the time for words has passed, and only deeds will suffice.

Jane Seymour (Actress 1951-)

  1. You have to count on living every single day in a way you believe will make you feel good about your life – so that if it were over tomorrow, you’d be content with yourself.
  2. I know that the purpose of life is to understand and be in the present moment with the people you love. It’s just that simple.
  3. Being creative is my idea of heaven.

Rayquotes #2 – Love Quotes

On this day dedicated to love, here are some of the best love-related motivational quotes I coined over the years. May love fill our day, our hearts, and our world.

  1. A thousand Universes from now love will still be all that matters.
  2. Unconditional love is a redundant phrase. All real love is unconditional.
  3. Fear encourages inhumanity, but love restores humanity.
  4. When love is the answer, the question becomes irrelevant.
  5. Our challenge each day is to love more and fear less.
  6. Love and truth never shout. They have no need.
  7. When we wipe away all of our prejudices, dogmas, and paradigms; love remains.
  8. I’ve seen the end. Love wins!
  9. Love emancipates. Fear enslaves.
  10. Fear-based philosophies drag humanity into its nightmares. Love-based philosophies propel us to our dreams.

Abigail Adams: Motivational Quotes

Abigail Adams (1744-1818) was the wife of John Adams and the second First Lady of The United States. She was also the mother of the sixth president John Quincy Adams. However, she is remembered for her keen intellect and knowledge on a wide variety of subjects, as evidenced by the numerous letters between John Adams and her during this time in the Continental Congress in Philadelphia.

She was an outspoken advocate for the place of women in society and could hold her own with a husband known as one of the great minds and debaters of colonial America. The inspiring quotes that follow display a woman who really “got it” and was not afraid to share that wisdom.

  1. Great necessities call out great virtues.
  2. It’s never too late to get back on your feet though we wont live forever make sure you accomplish what you were put here for.
  3. If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women.
  4. Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.
  5. If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
  6. We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.
  7. I’ve always felt that a person’s intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic.
  8. Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken.
  9. Although it is vastly disagreeable to be accused of faults, yet no person ought to be offended when such accusations are delivered in the spirit of friendship.
  10. Danger, you know, sometimes makes timid men bold.
  11. The habits of a vigorous mind are born in contending with difficulties.
  12. Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance.
  13. To be good, and do good, is the whole duty of man comprised in a few words.

Have a fantastic evening!

Ray