23 amusing quotes by Jerry Seinfeld to brighten your day

amusing quotes by Jerry Seinfeld

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Today I’ve put together some amusing quotes by Jerry Seinfeld.

Most readers will know that Jerry Seinfeld is an American comedian and probably best known as the star of the successful US sitcom Seinfeld, in which he played a semi-fictionalized version of himself.

Much more than this, Jerry Seinfeld is a hugely successful actor, writer, producer, and director.

As a stand-up comedian, he specializes in observational comedy, which I love, and I would rate him as one of the best comedians of all time.

So take a moment or two to enjoy all of these amusing quotes by Jerry Seinfeld, and if you like them then please pass them on.

Amusing quotes by Jerry Seinfeld:

  1. There is no such thing as fun for the whole family.
  2. People who read the tabloids deserve to be lied to.
  3. Men don’t care what’s on TV. They only care what else is on TV.
  4. The IRS! They’re like the Mafia. They can take anything they want!
  5. My theory is that 98 per cent of all human endeavour is killing time.
  6. I don’t want to hear the specials. If they’re so special, put ’em on the menu.
  7. To me, if life boils down to one thing, it’s movement. To live is to keep moving.
  8. Make no mistake about why these babies are here. They’re here to replace us.
  9. That’s the true spirit of Christmas; people being helped by people other than me.
  10. My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned sixty and that’s the law.
  11. You have to motivate yourself with challenges. That’s how you know you’re still alive.
  12. A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.
  13. You know you’re getting old when you get that one candle on the cake. It’s like, ‘See if you can blow this out.’ 
  14. It’s amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper.
  15. Where lipstick is concerned, the important thing is not colour, but to accept God’s final word on where your lips end.
  16. Being a good husband is like being a good stand-up comic – you need ten years before you can even call yourself a beginner.
  17. The worst way of flying, I think, is standby. It never works. That’s why they call it standby. You end up standing there going, ‘Bye!’
  18. Marriage is like a game of chess except the board is flowing water, the pieces are made of smoke and no move you make will have any effect on the outcome.
  19. Forty to 60 I would say is your prime. That’s when you know the most, you’ve seen the most, you understand the most, and you still have some physical energy.
  20. We want to do a lot of stuff; we’re not in great shape. We didn’t get a good night’s sleep. We’re a little depressed. Coffee solves all these problems in one delightful little cup.
  21. I am so busy doing nothing that the idea of doing anything, which as you know always leads to something, cuts into the nothing and then forces me to have to drop everything.
  22. There’s very little advice in men’s magazines because men don’t think there’s a lot they don’t know. Women do. Women want to learn. Men think, ‘I know what I’m doing, just show me somebody naked.’ 
  23. Now they show you how detergents take out bloodstains, a pretty violent image there. I think if you’ve got a T-shirt with a bloodstain all over it, maybe laundry isn’t your biggest problem. Maybe you should get rid of the body before you do the wash. 

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15 Quotes by Dr Seuss that are an inspiration to all

Quotes by Dr SeussTheodor Seuss Geisel, better known by his pen name Doctor Seuss, was an American author, political cartoonist, poet, animator, book publisher, and artist, famous for authoring more than 60 children’s books.

Through his work, he left the world with his indelible spirit imprinted on the pages of his many famous books.

His wisdom and humour remain timeless and it is beloved by children all over the world.

Dr Seuss’s work is unlikely to be forgotten and it’ll continue to capture readers’ imagination for generations to come.

Here are 15 quotes by Dr Seuss that are an inspiration for everyone.

Quotes by Dr Seuss:

  1. Only you can control your future.
  2. Take every chance. Drop every fear.
  3. A person’s a person, no matter how small.
  4. Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
  5. You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.
  6. If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good.
  7. It’s not about what it is; it’s about what it can become.
  8. Today I shall behave as if this is the day I will be remembered.
  9. To the world, you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
  10. With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.
  11. Sometimes you’ll never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
  12. Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
  13. You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!
  14. You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go.
  15. Life’s too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right, forgive the ones who don’t and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said it’d be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.

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30 sharp and funny quotes by George Carlin

Funny-Quotes-by-George-CarlinToday I thought it would be a good idea to look back at some funny quotes by George Carlin.

The late George Carlin was an American stand-up comedian, actor, philosopher, author, and social critic. He’s probably best known for his sardonic, irreverent wit and his reflections on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various other taboo subjects.

Sadly George Carlin died on June 28, 2008, in Santa Monica, CA. He was 71 years old.

I loved his irreverent wit and I thought he was a very funny man.

If you’re unfamiliar with his work, then it’s worth checking out some of the many videos of his performances that you’ll find on YouTube.

So, here are 30 funny quotes by George Carlin that I’m confident will get you thinking about life, the universe and everything.

Funny quotes by George Carlin (1-15):

  1. I think I am, therefore, I am … I think.
  2. It’s never just a game when you’re winning.
  3. What if there were no hypothetical questions?
  4. Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.
  5. If you try to fail and succeed, which have you done?
  6. Men are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it.
  7. Just when I discovered the meaning of life, they changed it.
  8. When you step on the brakes, your life is in your foot’s hands.
  9. One can never know for sure what a deserted area can look like.
  10. The reason I talk to myself is that I’m the only one whose answers I accept.
  11. A house is just a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get more stuff.
  12. ‘Bipartisan’ usually means that a larger-than-usual deception is being carried out.
  13. Some people have no idea what they’re doing, and a lot of them are really good at it.
  14. Just because you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town.
  15. I have as much authority as the Pope. I just don’t have as many people who believe it.

Funny quotes by George Carlin (16-25):

  1. Quotes-by-George-CarlinThink of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.
  2. I think it’s the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately.
  3. Isn’t making a smoking section in a restaurant like making a peeing section in a swimming pool?
  4. Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.
  5. Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
  6. If the black box flight recorder is never damaged during a plane crash, why isn’t the whole airplane made out of that stuff?
  7. People who say they don’t care what people think are usually desperate to have people think they don’t care what people think.
  8. I wanna live. I don’t wanna die. That’s the whole meaning of life: Not dying! I figured that shit out by myself in the third grade.
  9. If it’s true that our species is alone in the universe, then I’d have to say that the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little.
  10. I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, ‘Where’s the self-help section?’ She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.

Funny quotes by George Carlin (26-30):

  1. Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations. When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong.
  2. Here’s all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, and men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.
  3. When I ask how old your toddler is, I don’t need to hear ’27 months.’ ‘He’s 2’ will do just fine. He’s not a cheese. And I didn’t really care in the first place.
  4. Some people see things that are and ask, ‘Why?’ Some people dream of things that never were and ask, ‘Why not?’ Some people have to go to work and don’t have time for all that.
  5. Religion has convinced people that there’s an invisible man living in the sky, who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a list of ten specific things he doesn’t want you to do. And if you do any of these things, he will send you to a special place, of burning and fire and smoke and torture and anguish for you to live forever, and suffer and burn and scream until the end of time. But he loves you. He loves you and he needs money.

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What is life’s most precious resource?

Life's most precious resourceTo realize the value of one year: Ask a student who has failed a final exam. To realize the value of one month: Ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby. To realize the value of one week: Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper. To realize the value of one minute: Ask a person who has missed a train, a bus or a plane. To realize the value of one millisecond: Ask the person who has won a silver medal at the Olympics. Time waits for no one. Treasure every moment you have. You will treasure it even more when you can share it with someone special. ~Author Unknown

Life’s most precious resource:

What is life’s most precious resource, dear reader?

Now many readers might say money.

However, think about it for a second.

Certainly, money is an essential resource, particularly in the modern age. And for most people, there’s never quite enough.

Nevertheless, you can always get more money. You can start a business; you can earn a bigger salary; you could win the lottery; you could even sell some of your possessions, if necessary.

So in that sense money is not a limited resource. You can get more of it.

The importance of time:

If money’s not the most precious resource, how about time?

We often fail to appreciate the significance of time and most of us can be quite wasteful of it, at least occasionally.

When you think about it, time is a very limited resource. We’re all limited to just 168 hours per week, whether we like it or not.

None of us can get more hours than that each week however wealthy we may be. We cannot buy more time, can we?

And we’re only on this Earth for a finite amount of time too.

Precious commodity:

So if we can’t get any more, time must be a very precious commodity. In fact, it must be our most precious commodity.

It’s the only commodity we cannot get more of, so it’s got to be more precious than anything else, surely?

Therefore if time is so precious we must use it wisely, surely?

We must guard it carefully. And we must never allow other people to waste our time, certainly if our aim is to achieve anything of significance in life.

Never give your time away cheaply:

Just because someone asks for a piece of your time, that does not imply an obligation on you to give it to them automatically.

People are entitled to make such a request, of course. However, it’s perfectly reasonable for you to think about it very carefully before you decide whether to agree to their request.

And it’s perfectly reasonable for you to say NO if you don’t consider what is being asked of you the best use of your time.

If a NO is the most appropriate response from your standpoint then so be it.

Remember, it’s your time:

NO is the most powerful time management tool you have at your disposal.

It’s perfectly legitimate for you to have your own aims and your own agenda and your time should be allocated in such a way that you can achieve whatever it is you’re trying to achieve. So never be afraid to say NO.

Always be polite of course but guard your time very carefully.

And remember this; it’s your time and you decide how it’s best used.

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15 classic quotes by William Shakespeare to inspire you

Quotes by William ShakespeareThere can be few people who are unfamiliar with the name William Shakespeare. He was, of course, a playwright and one of the giants of English literature.

The Bard of Avon, as he was known, is widely regarded as the world’s pre-eminent dramatist and the greatest writer in the English language.

Shakespeare’s works, including his collaborations, consist of approximately 39 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship.

William Shakespeare’s plays have been translated into every major living language, and they are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Quotes by William Shakespeare are well known and most readers will be familiar with them. However, I make no apology for making Shakespeare’s quotes the subject of today’s post.

If you hear a great song that inspires you, you don’t say, “Right, heard it once. That’s enough!

No, you listen to it over and over again. In that way, you’re inspired constantly.

And so it is with thought-provoking quotes like those of Shakespeare.

They are worth reading over and over again to help you reflect on life’s meaning and to be inspired.

So here are 15 quotes by William Shakespeare to inspire you, dear reader.

Quotes by William Shakespeare:

  1. To thine own self be true. ~William Shakespeare
  2. All that glitters is not gold. ~William Shakespeare
  3. Nothing will come of nothing. ~William Shakespeare
  4. Lord, what fools these mortals be! ~William Shakespeare
  5. If music be the food of love play on. ~William Shakespeare
  6. The better part of valour is discretion. ~William Shakespeare
  7. Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown. ~William Shakespeare
  8. The course of true love never did run smooth. ~William Shakespeare
  9. We know what we are, but know not what we may be. ~William Shakespeare
  10. How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child! ~William Shakespeare
  11. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. ~William Shakespeare
  12. Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste death but once. ~William Shakespeare
  13. If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? ~William Shakespeare
  14. The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones. ~William Shakespeare
  15. All the world‘s a stage, and all the men and women are merely players. They have their exits and entrances, and one man plays many parts in his time. ~William Shakespeare

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33 short sharp quotes to get you thinking

short sharp quotesIf you’re looking for some short sharp quotes then here are 33 which I hope will get you thinking about life, the Universe and everything.

Short Sharp Quotes (1-20):

  1. Never complain; never explain.
  2. Troubled waters make skilled sailors.
  3. Mistakes are just lessons to be learned.
  4. You’re never too old to do something stupid.
  5. Yes, I have a sleep disorder. It’s known as children.
  6. We live in the era of smartphones and stupid people.
  7. No response is a response and a very powerful one too.
  8. To understand politics, you must read between the lies.
  9. You can’t change the past, but you can shape the future.
  10. Sometimes you’ve got to be smart enough to play stupid.
  11. If you want to change your life, change the way you think.
  12. Life’s hard for everyone but it’s even harder if you’re stupid.
  13. Wouldn’t it be great if everything was as easy as getting fat?
  14. One good friend is worth infinitely more than 1,000 fake ones.
  15. Some people serve as examples, whilst others serve as a warning.
  16. Test my patience if you must but, I must warn you, I’m negative.
  17. Don’t waste your words on people who deserve only your silence.
  18. On Spaceship Earth, we’re all crew. We all have a contribution to make.
  19. It’s not who you are that holds you back. It’s who you think you’re not.
  20. If it’s not right, don’t do it. If you can’t be sure it’s true, then don’t say it.

Short Sharp Quotes (21-33):

  1. You can’t argue with a closed mind and a fixed point of view. So, don’t try.
  2. If you have a problem with me, then cry me a river and drown yourself in it.
  3. Being wise is not hard. Think of something stupid to say and then don’t say it.
  4. Knowledge is like underwear. Nice to have but showing it off is rarely a good idea.
  5. We’re all prisoners to the mobile phone. That’s why they’re known as cell phones.
  6. Watch what they do, not what they say. Talk is cheap. Results are everything.
  7. You’re not the dumbest person on the planet. However, you’d better hope he doesn’t die.
  8. Never confuse the people who are always around you with the people who are always there for you.
  9. We must learn from the mistakes of others. None of us will live long enough to make every mistake ourselves.
  10. Words spoken in anger tell you a lot about what people really think. They offer a glimpse behind the mask.
  11. We come from dust and we return to dust. So it’s probably best not to dust. It might be someone you know.
  12. Some people are only meant to be there for a single chapter of your life. Not everyone will be a constant in your story.
  13. Evaluate the people in your life then eliminate any that are a negative influence on you. It’s your life and you decide.

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Success and why you should never quit

Success and why you should never quitIt’s always too early to quit. ~Norman Vincent Peale

Today I want you to consider success and why you should never quit, dear reader.

Achieving any form of success requires determination and a lot of hard work. Anything you want can be yours if you want it badly enough, but nothing’s for free.

The price you’ll pay is in blood, sweat and tears. Long days, late nights and a laser-sharp focus on your goals.

The road to success will also inevitably involve occasional setbacks. That’s the nature of the game we call success. And it is a game where the best players become the winners.

So you’ll need to be single-minded and you’ll need to push yourself very hard. It’s not easy and nor is it meant to be.

From time to time self-doubt will creep into your mind. You’ll start to imagine that maybe you’re not quite good enough. Siren voices in your head will start telling you that it’s all too difficult and that maybe it’s time to quit.

You may even start asking yourself, “Why am I putting myself through all the hard work when I could just spend my life cruising along and having fun?

The problem is, no pain, no gain. And if you quit, you’ll spend your life wondering what might have been.

So just keep your eye on the prize. Nothing worth having was ever easy to achieve. However, it can be done and people do.

You can do it too. All you need is a little self-belief and a genuine desire to make your mark on life.

Just ignore any setbacks; ignore any siren voices in your head, and refuse to give up until you get to where you want to be.

Remember this; quitters never win and winners never quit. Greatness lies within you. So go on, be a winner.

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15 awesome quotes that are truly inspirational

Awesome QuotesLooking for some awesome quotes, dear reader? Well, I have 15 good ones for you today. I’m confident that they’ll all make you think and they are truly inspirational.

Allow me to stress here that in relation to references to man in the quotes, the points made apply equally to woman.

So ladies, should you be using any such quote, feel free to substitute the word woman for man. There’s nothing wrong with a little poetic licence (or poetic license, for readers in the United States).

Anyway, take a few moments to enjoy them all and be inspired.

And please feel free to pass them on.

Awesome Quotes:

  1. Years teach us more than books. ~Berthold Auerbach
  2. A wise man learns by the mistakes of others; a fool by his own. ~Latin Proverb
  3. By associating with wise people you will become wise yourself. ~Menander
  4. The wise man does at once what the fool does finally. ~Niccolo Machiavelli
  5. Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men. ~Harry Day
  6. A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows public opinion. ~Grantland Rice
  7. The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget. ~Thomas Szasz
  8. The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence; the second is listening, the third is memory, the fourth is practice, and the fifth is teaching others. ~Solomon Ibn Gabriol
  9. The wise man should be prepared for everything that does not lie within his control. ~Pythagoras
  10. People often forget what we say but they will always remember how we made them feel. ~Author Unknown
  11. The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention. ~Oscar Wilde
  12. Wise sayings often fall on barren ground but a kind word is never thrown away. ~Sir Arthur Helps
  13. You will regret many things in life, but you will never regret being too kind or too fair. ~Brian Tracy
  14. Never underestimate the power of showing your appreciation. A simple thank you can mean so much to people. Let people know that you appreciate what they’ve done for you. ~Roy Sutton
  15. Life is very interesting; in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths. ~Drew Barrymore

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5 very powerful quotes with reflections on their meaning

very powerful quotesIf you’re looking for some very powerful quotes, dear reader, then I have some great ones for you today. More importantly, I offer you some of my own reflections on what they really mean.

I hope you find them interesting, Certainly, I did.

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Very Powerful Quotes:

1. Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly until you learn to do it well. ~Zig Ziglar

Even the greatest exponents of any skill you care to mention started out as complete beginners. That’s a fact.

Whether it’s a great footballer player like Cristiano Ronaldo or a Rock guitar god like Jimmy Page, they all had to start somewhere.

In the beginning, they wouldn’t have produced anything special I am sure.

However, dedication to their craft and a determination to hone their skills took them from being ordinary to quite extraordinary.

To be really good, talent helps of course. However, nothing matches dedication and determination, if you are to excel at what you do.

If you want to be the best you’ve got to get started and then it’s all about practice, practice and more practice.

Before you can be the best you’ve got to pay your dues first.

The very best people will have spent thousands of hours developing their skills long before entering the public’s consciousness.

People who succeed have paid their dues and earned their success.

You don’t get anything for nothing.

What you get out is in direct proportion to what you put in.

That’s the first law of achievement.

2. You’re never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. ~C.S. Lewis

Age is just a number. It doesn’t have to be a constraint on your life.

You’re not on the scrapheap just because you’ve reached 50 or 60 or 70 or whatever.

You can still learn something new and there are still places to go and explore.

Perhaps you’re too old to play for Liverpool FC but that doesn’t mean you couldn’t get involved in football (or soccer as many prefer to call it) in some way.

You may never be able to play the guitar like Jimmy Page or Eric Clapton but that doesn’t mean you couldn’t learn to play a musical instrument.

You may never win an Oscar but that doesn’t mean you couldn’t get involved in amateur dramatics.

And you may never outsell JK Rowling but that doesn’t mean you couldn’t write a book and get it published, or at least self-published.

With the Internet, eBooks and social media, the opportunities for making your name have never been greater.

Today you can write an eBook, self-publish and sell it on Amazon. I’m told that’s exactly how EL James of 50 Shades of Grey fame got started.

If a book seems to be a big step, then how about writing a blog?

WordPress is fairly easy to master. I spent $100 on a one-day course to learn WordPress and I’ve never looked back.  And of course, knowing WordPress, you can set up a blog easily and very quickly.

One of the advantages of age is that you’ve learned a lot along the way. So you can share your wisdom and experience.

You can make a real contribution if you want to.

So why not have a go?

It’s never too late to become the person you really could be.

You’ve got a lot to offer. Don’t keep it all to yourself. That would be such a waste and there’s still an opportunity to leave a legacy.

3. With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Yesterday’s dead and gone. However good or bad it was, it’s now nothing more than a footnote in history.

So leave the past where it belongs, in the past.

Today is different.

At the beginning of a new day, anything is possible.

Learn from the past of course but don’t dwell on your mistakes, your bad luck or disappointing outcomes you wish had been different.

You can’t change the past, so focus on what can be achieved today and in the future.

Take strength from the present and think positive thoughts.

A positive mental attitude will carry you further than you think.

Remember: You’ll never have today again, so make sure you enjoy it.

4. Be miserable or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice. ~Wayne Dyer

Now life may have been mean to you dear reader but so what? The reality is that life’s been mean to a lot of people.

However much life’s let you down, you’ll find that no one’s impressed by self-pity. No one wants to go to a pity party.

Self-pity’s an unattractive quality, to say the least.

Everyone’s struggling with their own lives, so they don’t need your misery to bring them down even further.

If you want to be appreciated then you have to be positive.

It all comes down to the choice you make. It’s better that you add something to the lives of other people, rather than take something away.

You can choose to ignore your troubles and be positive, or not.

It’s a fact that your outlook, sunny or otherwise, will have an impact on how you’re treated by other people.

Cheer them up and they’ll love you.

Make them feel depressed and they’ll head for the hills the moment they see you.

So what are you going to be? Remember, it’s a choice.

You can be the person who makes people smile when you enter a room.

Alternatively, you can be the person who makes people smile when you leave?

That choice is yours but I know which one I prefer.

5. The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best. ~Epictetus

How often do other people put us down?

They belittle our ambitions and tell us we’re getting above ourselves.

You’re not good enough for that,” we’ll hear people say.

You don’t have the brains or the talent,” will be their next response.

Then you’ll be told, “Oh people from your background can’t do that, it’s not for you.

Eventually, if you’re not careful you start to believe it all.

And then you’re destined for nothing more than a life of mediocrity, just like those people who were putting you down.

And that’s the point.

The real issue is that they resent your ambition because they don’t have any ambition or they lack the confidence to try anything new.

They dislike the idea of you going places and getting on in life because they’ve never achieved anything.

Their opinions are presented to you as well-meaning advice, of course. However, they’re jealous, really.

They deliberately put you down in the hope that you won’t achieve anything more than them.

So, don’t be fooled.

Surround yourself only with people who encourage your ambitions.

People who will offer you guidance to help you get to where you want to go.

Don’t allow negative people to put you off.

If you want to do something, then you have a go at it.

If you stick with it, you can succeed. Other people do, so why not you?

However, even if you don’t, it’s better to try and fail than never to have tried at all. At least you’ll know for sure whether something was right for you or otherwise.

Don’t allow the years to slip by with you wondering what might have been.

Believe in yourself and keep company only with positive people. The negative ones will just do your head in.

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15 quotes by Dolly Parton reflecting her personal philosophy

Quotes by Dolly PartonIf you’re seeking some quotes by Dolly Parton then I’ve collected an interesting selection for you today dear reader. Specifically, I’ve tried to pick those quotes credited to Dolly that give us an insight into her own personal philosophy.

Dolly Rebecca Parton is undoubtedly one of the great American cultural icons of our age. She’s also a very successful singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, and businesswoman. She’s one very smart lady and an excellent example to follow should you be looking for a role model.

Remember, Dolly Parton was born into a poor family, the fourth of 12 children, and so her success is all down to her own effort. No one handed her anything on a plate.

So, if she could do it then so can you dear reader.

If success is your aim then it always makes sense to look for successful people, see what’s made them successful and then try to copy it. If it worked for them then it might just work for you.

So here are 15 quotes by Dolly Parton which I hope will help you in your quest for wisdom and insight.

Quotes by Dolly Parton:

  1. I don’t kiss anybody’s butt. ~Dolly Parton
  2. Everybody has a purpose. ~Dolly Parton
  3. I will never retire unless I have to. ~Dolly Parton
  4. Smile! It increases your face value. ~Dolly Parton
  5. I’m not trying to be fashionable. Never was! ~Dolly Parton
  6. I have surrounded myself with very smart people. ~Dolly Parton
  7. No one is ever successful at everything that they do. ~Dolly Parton
  8. We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails. ~Dolly Parton
  9. You’ll never do a whole lot unless you’re brave enough to try. ~Dolly Parton
  10. Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life. ~Dolly Parton
  11. If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one. ~Dolly Parton
  12. The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. ~Dolly Parton
  13. I’m not going to limit myself just because people won’t accept the fact that I can do something else. ~Dolly Parton
  14. I’m not happy all the time, and I wouldn’t want to be because that would make me a shallow person. But I do try to find the good in everybody. ~Dolly Parton
  15. Plastic surgeons are always making mountains out of molehills. ~Dolly Parton

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