12 Motivational Quotes by Classical Composers

By any measure, some of the greatest creatives in the world are composers of music. Perhaps not surprisingly some of these musical geniuses also have had a philosophical bent.

Here are 10 motivational quotes by great composers.

    I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings. ~Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    This is the mark of a really admirable man: steadfastness in the face of trouble. ~Ludwig Van Beethoven
    I worked hard. Anyone who works as hard as I did can achieve the same results. ~J.S. Bach
    To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts – such is the duty of the artist. ~Robert Schumann
    Even if I know I shall never change the masses, never transform anything permanent, all I ask is that the good things also have their place, their refuge. ~Richard Wagner
    Fortunately, something always remains to be harvested. So let us not be idle. ~Gustav Mahler
    I am hitting my head against walls, but the walls are giving way. ~Gustav Mahler
    I chose and my world was shaken. So what? The choice may have been mistaken; the choosing was not. You have to move on. ~Stephen Sondheim
    You believe happiness to be derived from the place in which once you have been happy, but in truth it is centered in ourselves. ~Franz Schubert
    Life is a lot like jazz. It’s best when you improvise. ~George Gershwin
    Why get up in the morning unless you’re going to have an adventure? ~Hans Zimmer
    When a man is in despair, it means he still believes in something. ~Dmitri Shostakovich
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17 AWESOME Star Trek Quotes

To Boldly Go…

Star Trek has been a mainstay in world culture for two generations. For many, the show represents humanity’s best possible future. For others, it has inspired them to change the present.

Here are 15 wonderful quotes of Star Trek wisdom.

  1. “Sometimes a feeling is all we humans have to go on.” – Captain James T. Kirk
  2. “There is a way out of every box, a solution to every puzzle; it’s just a matter of finding it. Things are only impossible, until they’re not.” – Captain Jean-Luc Picard
  3. “Without followers, evil cannot spread.” – Mr. Spock
  4. “Insults are effective only where emotion is present.” – Mr. Spock
  5. Well… perhaps what we most needed was a kick in our complacency – to prepare us for what lies ahead. – Captain Jean-Luc Picard
  6. “There’s an old saying, ‘Fortune favors the bold.’ Well, I guess we’re about to find out. ~Captain Benjamin Sisko
  7. “Insufficient facts always invite danger.” – Mr. Spock
  8. “It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness; that is life.” – Captain Jean-Luc Picard
  9. “No being is so important that he can usurp the rights of another.” – Captain Jean-Luc Picard
  10. “Laws change depending on who is making them, but justice is justice.” – Odo
  11. That’s the thing about faith — if you don’t have it you can’t understand it, and if you do … no explanation is necessary.” – Major Kira
  12. “How we deal with death is at least as important as how we deal with life.” – Captain James T. Kirk
  13. “It is the unknown that defines our existence. We are constantly searching not just for answers, but for new questions. We are explorers.” ~Captain Benjamin Sisko
  14. “After a time, you may find that “having” is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as “wanting.” It is not logical, but it is often true.” -Mr. Spock
  15. “We are what we are, and we’re doing the best we can. It is not for you to set the standards by which we should be judged!” – Captain Jean-Luc Picard
  16. “Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived.” – Captain Jean-Luc Picard
  17. “It is a good day to die, Duras, and the day is not yet over.” – Worf

Follow your bliss. Experience your bliss. Become your bliss.

Ray

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Five Motivational Quotes to Start Your Wednesday

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RayQuotes #9 – Consciousness Quotes

Here are some quotes I’ve coined and tweeted over the years about living consciously. May you find a gem or two for you Amor g them.

  • We are the unconscious product of our environment, until we choose to be the conscious product of our choices.
  • My life is a single and unique instance in time and space of a vast and eternal consciousness.
  • Our thoughts are tremors for the earthquake of reality. Our collective consciousness creates our collective experience.
  • One heart lifted raises the whole world’s consciousness.
  • Be conscious of the vibration you are sending out into the Universe. Remember it’s coming back to you.
  • Too much TV causes us to become vicarious observers rather than conscious actors and creators.
  • Beware of those constantly trying to plant a “sky is falling” mindset in your consciousness.
  • When we are unconscious and without focus, we are left wondering how we got where we are. Get conscious, get focused.
  • 99% of the anger, hatred, prejudice you have in your mind was planted there by others. It’s time for conscious replanting.
  • The sun is rising; the clouds have passed away. And in the minds of at least a few, a greater consciousness has arisen. RT
  • We need to get this crystal clear in our heads. The world is not something out there that happens to us. The future is not beyond our control. We are creating both right now with every thought, feeling, word, and action. They key is to get conscious about those.
  • We clearly understand that there is a conscious effort to condition us to fear each other and remain divided. We must stop allowing it.
  • Our culture is obsessed by being against evil rather than for good. Subtle difference of consciousness, massive in effect!
  • It’s not enough to just think positive. Positive thinking comes to life through action and conscious choosing.
  • We are unconscious slaves to the past, until we become conscious choosers of the future.
  • When our consciousness is focused on finding the worst in “them”, we generally expose the worst in us.
  • Fame is a fickle friend, but greatness is a daily and conscious choice.
  • Neither change for change’s sake nor same for tradition’s sake is the way forward. Let us make conscious choices.
  • There is nothing useful in conscious poverty or unconscious wealth, but conscious wealth creation helps you and helps you help others.
  • Your mind is being conditioned by someone every day. Be as conscious of the ideas you ingest as you are of the food.
  • Whatever you believe tends to come your way. Be conscious of what you’re believing.
  • Law of Attraction works for nations as it works for people. Nations constantly attracting conflict into consciousness, soon have it.
  • Conscious choices or unconscious choices; which are you building your life from today?
  • Positive thinking is a beginning, but empowered, conscious thinking is the goal.
  • We are the conscious eyes of the Universe.
  • The words you use to describe your life now predict your life in the future. Be conscious of your words.
  • Happiness is not a destination, it is a conscious decision made daily; it is a choice to be happy and it IS MY choice!
  • Empowerment goes beyond even positive thinking. It’s about being a totally conscious, sovereign human being.
  • The breakthrough is to understand we aren’t many minds seeking to be one consciousness, but one consciousness alive in many minds.

Ray

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Monday Morning Motivator – 108 and Still Going

This our beautiful black lab, Mia. She’s been my daily shadow for 15 human years.

Mia says, “Good morning.” She also says, “I’m 108. If am still trying, so can you.”

#MondayMotivation #mondaythoughts #MondayMorning


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RayQuotes #8

I love coining a new motivational or thought-provoking quote. Here are a few more from my library. May they inspire you or just make you ponder.

Ray

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RayQuotes #7

I love coining a new motivational or thought-provoking quote. Here are a few more from my library. May they inspire you or just make you ponder.

Ray

Ray Davis is the founder of The Affirmation Spot. He’s been studying and practicing personal development for 30 years. He’s also studied many of the world’s spiritual traditions and mythologies.

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