10 Quotes about New Year

As you step into a new year, it’s always a good idea to reflect on where you are and where you’d like to be. The old year has gone and it serves only for the lessons you’ve learned along the way. The year ahead is full of possibility and it’s yours to shape as you’d like it to be. So go on, make it count and enjoy every minute. In the meantime here are 10 quotes about New Year to help you to think about where you’re going and why:-

  1. If you asked me for my New Year Resolution, it would be to find out who I am. ~Cyril Cusack 
  2. New Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change. ~Sarah Ban Breathnach 
  3. And now we welcome the New Year. Full of things that have never been. ~Rainer Maria Rilke 
  4. The New Year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals. ~Melody Beattie 
  5. Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. ~Oprah Winfrey 
  6. Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, “It will be happier.” ~Alfred Lord Tennyson 
  7. I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something. ~Neil Gaiman 
  8. Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous New Year by believing. Believe in yourself. And believe that there is a loving Source – a Sower of Dreams – just waiting to be asked to help you make your dreams come true. ~Sarah Ban Breathnach 
  9. Make New Year’s goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you’re interested in fully living life in the year to come. ~Melody Beattie
  10. New Year’s Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time. ~James Agate

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15 Quotes by Confucius

Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician and philosopher, believed to have been born around 551BC. Though we cannot be sure if he genuinely existed at all, it’s as a philosopher that he’s best remembered. His words of wisdom continue to enlighten us and quotes by Confucius read like a guide to life.

So here are 15 quotes by Confucius to help you shed a little light on the otherwise dark world in which we live.

Read Confucius over and over and in time you will be enlightened. So let these quotes by Confucius be your guide.

  1. Life is really simple but we insist on making it complicated.
  2. Respect yourself and others will respect you.
  3. A superior man is modest in speech but exceeds in actions.
  4. When anger rises, think of the consequences.
  5. Silence is a true friend who never betrays.
  6. Wherever you’re going, go with all your heart.
  7. Forget injuries but never forget kindnesses.
  8. Have no friends that are not your equal.
  9. Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.
  10. Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.
  11. I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
  12. It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.
  13. Study the past if you are to define the future.
  14. He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.
  15. The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential, these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.

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15 Quotes by Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama is a spiritual leader committed to promoting values such as love, patience, humility, tolerance, compassion, contentment, forgiveness and self-discipline. His most important messages include the importance of happiness and world peace. Quotes by Dalai Lama have spread widely and he’s a respected thinker.

So if your aim is to live a positive and fulfilled life then you might just enjoy the 15 quotes by Dalai Lama in this post. 

  1. Choose to be optimistic, it feels better. ~Dalai Lama
  2. Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality. ~Dalai Lama
  3. Instead of wondering WHY this is happening to you, consider why this is happening to YOU. ~Dalai Lama
  4. Let us try to recognize the precious nature of each day. ~Dalai Lama
  5. Neither a space station nor an enlightened mind can be realized in a day. ~Dalai Lama
  6. Judge your success by what you had to give up to get it. ~Dalai Lama
  7. A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering. ~Dalai Lama
  8. Through violence, you may ‘solve’ one problem, but you sow the seeds for another. ~Dalai Lama
  9. If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito. ~Dalai Lama
  10. It is very rare or almost impossible that an event can be negative from all points of view. ~Dalai Lama
  11. The whole purpose of religion is to facilitate love and compassion, patience, tolerance, humility, and forgiveness. ~Dalai Lama
  12. If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever. ~Dalai Lama
  13. The purpose of all the major religious traditions is not to construct big temples on the outside, but to create temples of goodness and compassion inside, in our hearts. ~Dalai Lama
  14. I will not propose to you that my way is best. The decision is up to you. If you find some point which may be suitable to you, then you can carry out experiments for yourself. If you find that it is of no use, then you can discard it. ~Dalai Lama
  15. Whether one is rich or poor, educated or illiterate, religious or non-believing, man or woman, black, white, or brown, we are all the same. Physically, emotionally, and mentally, we are all equal. We all share basic needs for food, shelter, safety, and love. We all aspire to happiness and we all shun suffering. Each of us has hopes, worries, fears, and dreams. Each of us wants the best for our family and loved ones. We all experience pain when we suffer loss and joy when we achieve what we seek. On this fundamental level, religion, ethnicity, culture, and language make no difference. ~Dalai Lama

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10 Quotes to make you think

I love a good quote. They always get me thinking and reflecting on life and its meaning. Here are 10 quotes that will make you think. Certainly they all made me think.

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important. ~Bertrand Russell

Fashion is what you adopt when you don’t know who you are. ~Quentin Crisp

You have to be careful if you don’t know where you’re going because you might not get there. ~Yogi Berra

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe. ~Albert Einstein

Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law. ~Hubert Humphrey

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. ~Theodore Roosevelt

Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts. ~Author Unknown

Even the greatest was once a beginner. Don’t be afraid to take that first step. ~Author Unknown

The greatest advantage of speaking the truth is that you don’t have to remember what you said. ~Author Unknown

It is your attitude and not your aptitude that determines your altitude. ~Zig Ziglar

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15 Quotes by Buddha

Personal philosophy matters. How we view the world matters too. And how we view ourselves has an impact on our lives and our ability to achieve success. In developing our personal philosophy we must consider our own experiences, as well as what we want from life. Above all we must harness what we’ve learned from life so far. Then we must listen to what others have to say too and learn from their experiences. Today’s quotes by Buddha illustrate his teaching and his philosophy and there is much to be gained by reflecting on what he had to say.

Buddha was wise indeed and what he had to say can guide us to a better way of living. So here are 15 quotes by Buddha which will enlighten you and guide you through the toughest of times. 

  1. Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others. ~Buddha
  2. Doubt everything. Find your own light. ~Buddha
  3. Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. ~Buddha
  4. The mind is everything. What you think you become. ~Buddha
  5. If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another. ~Buddha
  6. Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have. ~Buddha
  7. No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. ~Buddha
  8. If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. ~Buddha
  9. Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth. ~Buddha
  10. Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill. ~Buddha
  11. Do not dwell in the past; do not dream of the future; concentrate the mind on the present moment. ~Buddha
  12. An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea. ~Buddha
  13. A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker. ~Buddha
  14. When you dig a well, there’s no sign of water until you reach it, only rocks and dirt to move out of the way. You have removed enough; soon the pure water will flow. ~Buddha
  15. Nothing is permanent. Everything is subject to change. Being is always becoming. ~Buddha

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Finally, were you inspired by these quotes by Buddha? If so, did they whet your appetite to read more about the teachings of Buddha? Perhaps you would like to have your own reference book to thumb through in your quieter moments? Now that’s always a good idea, wouldn’t you agree?

There are many excellent books on the subject. One you should consider buying is Teachings of the Buddha by Jack Kornfield.

Have your own reference text on your desk because it’s always useful to have a book readily to hand when you’re in need of a little inspiration. And we all need a little inspiration occasionally.

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15 Quotes to Inspire Success

Do you crave success? What is real success to you? Success if different for everyone. It’s all a matter of opinion. However regardless of how you define it, success won’t happen unless you make it happen. And to make it happen you’ll need a little inspiration occasionally. So here are 15 quotes to inspire success.

Whatever real success looks like to you dear reader it can be achieved. If you believe you can you will.

  1. Opportunities don’t happen. You create them. ~Chris Grosser
  2. I never dreamed about success, I worked for it. ~Estee Lauder
  3. Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion. ~Tony Hsieh
  4. In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. ~Nikos Kazantzakis
  5. If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time. ~Steve Jobs
  6. Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts. ~Winston S. Churchill
  7. Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” ~Henry David Thoreau
  8. Success is about creating benefit for all and enjoying the process. If you focus on this and adopt this definition, success is yours. ~Kelly Kim
  9. The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. ~Mark Caine
  10. The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. ~Vince Lombardi
  11. Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better. ~Jim Rohn
  12. I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite. ~GK Chesterton
  13. There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. ~Colin Powell
  14. Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit. ~Conrad Hilton
  15. If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents. Value what you know and start charging for it. ~Kim Garst

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15 Quotes by Oscar Wilde

Do you enjoy a  memorable quote? Do you want to improve your understanding of the human condition? As a result of his many memorable quotes Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde left us with a plethora of observations about life and the human condition. To illustrate the point here are 15 quotes by Oscar Wilde.

Oscar Wilde’s witty observations usually come with an essential truth at their core and they’re both enlightening and entertaining. Maybe they’re some of the best quotes you’ll read anywhere. So read them and inevitably you’ll reflect on life’s meaning and you might just develop a better understanding of the human condition too.

Quotes by Oscar Wilde are memorable, don’t you agree? Certainly they can be useful when you need to reinforce a message in a presentation. So why not see how many of them you can work into your day.

  1. Only the shallow know themselves. ~Oscar Wilde
  2. The truth is rarely pure and never simple. ~Oscar Wilde
  3. Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by mediocrities. ~Oscar Wilde
  4. Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. ~Oscar Wilde
  5. I am the only person in the world I should like to know thoroughly. ~Oscar Wilde
  6. Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes. ~Oscar Wilde
  7. It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it. ~Oscar Wilde
  8. Women are made to be loved, not understood. ~Oscar Wilde
  9. When men love women they give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything. ~Oscar Wilde
  10. Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the sexes. ~Oscar Wilde
  11. Education is an admirable thing but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. ~Oscar Wilde
  12. Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you. ~Oscar Wilde
  13. Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. ~Oscar Wilde
  14. Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live; it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. ~Oscar Wilde
  15. There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about and that is not being talked about. ~Oscar Wilde

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21 thought-provoking quotes about fake friends

How often do you hear people say, Oh, I have loads of friends? For a very lucky few that may be true. However mostly it’s not true at all. Almost always, real friends can be counted on the fingers of one hand with fingers to spare. So we have to learn to differentiate the real from the not so real when it comes to friends. Here are 21 thought provoking quotes about fake friends to help you with that process.

  1. You don’t lose when you lose fake friends. ~Joan Jett
  2. A fake friend is an enemy in disguise. ~Ellen J. Barrier 
  3. Pay close attention to the people who don’t clap when you win. ~Author Unknown
  4. Better an honest enemy than a false friend. ~German Proverb
  5. Sometimes it’s not the people who change it’s the mask that falls off. ~Author Unknown
  6. Make sure the lions you roll with aren’t snakes in disguise.  ~Genereux Philip
  7. I didn’t lose a friend; I just realized I never had one. ~Author Unknown
  8. Everybody isn’t your friend. Just because they hang around you and laugh with you doesn’t mean they’re your friends. People pretend well. At the end of the day, real situations expose fake people. So pay attention. ~Author Unknown
  9. A true friend cares about what’s going on in your life. A fake friend will make their problems sound bigger. Be a true friend. ~Author Unknown
  10. You never lose friends. Real ones will always stay, no matter what and the fakes, you don’t need them anyway. ~Drishti Bablani
  11. I’ve got more respect for someone who comes out and says they don’t like me than for the ones who act like they do but talk bad about me when I’m not around. ~Mitchell Perry
  12. An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind. ~Buddha
  13. As we grow up, we realize it becomes less important to have a ton of friends and more important to have real ones. ~Author Unknown
  14. True friends will always find a way to help you. Fake friends will always find an excuse. ~Author Unknown
  15. You don’t lose friends because real friends can never be lost. You lose people masquerading as friends and you’re better for it. ~Mandy Hale
  16. True friends cry when you leave. Fake friends leave when you cry. ~Author Unknown
  17. False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports. ~Richard Burton
  18. The same person that speaks highly of you will be the same person that downs you. Be careful who you call friends. ~Author Unknown
  19. Growing up means realizing a lot of your friends aren’t really your friends. ~Author Unknown
  20. Fake friends: once they stop talking to you, they start talking about you. ~Author Unknown
  21. The saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from your enemies. ~Author Unknown

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5 Quotes to Inspire You

We could all use a little inspiration occasionally. For me I’m inspired by quotes from thinkers and opinion formers. Here are 5 quotes to inspire you today:-

If you have learned how to disagree without being disagreeable, then you have discovered the secret of getting along, whether it be business, family relations, or life itself. ~Bernard Meltzer

Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown. ~Ross Perot

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome. ~Booker T. Washington

The toughest thing about success is that you’ve got to keep on being a success. ~Irving Berlin

The man who has done his level best is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure. ~BC Forbes 

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10 of the best quotes

If you have a passion for offbeat quotes then here are 10 of the best quotes you’ll read.

Once again, they’re all by authors unknown. However it would be a genuine pleasure to include credits if readers can shed light on their origin.

Add a comment if you can help. In the meantime, enjoy today’s best quotes:-

  1. A woman’s dream is not the perfect mate. Her dream is to eat without putting on weight.
  2. What’s your best non-swearing insult? “I hope you step on a Lego”.
  3. Never let your best friends get lonely, keep disturbing them.
  4. For the best seat in the house, you’ll have to move the dog.
  5. Laughing is one of the best exercises; it’s like running inside your mind. You can do it almost anywhere and it’s even better with a friend.
  6. The best things in life are free. The rest are too expensive.
  7. Sometimes the best part of my job is that my chair swivels.
  8. I wanted to make a clever chemistry joke but the best ones argon.
  9. Kids, I don’t know if our ceiling is the best ceiling but it’s definitely up there.
  10. The best way to show a giraffe your love is to knit a scarf for it.

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