50 wise and wonderful proverbs from around the world

Proverbs from around the worldIf you enjoy those pithy sayings expressing a general truth then here are some wise and wonderful proverbs from around the world just to inspire you, dear reader.

Personally, I love proverbs and the more memorable they are, the more I feel inspired by them. And I think they’re great to use when you’re finishing off a presentation and you want to reinforce an underlying message.

Now people will often say that proverbs are little more than clichés but I disagree. Proverbs are the wisdom of the ancients and they do express general truths, regardless of how clichéd they seem to have become.

So take a few moments to review these proverbs and see whether there are any you can put to good use any in your daily life.

Proverbs from around the world: 1 – 20

  1. All beginnings are hard. ~German Proverb
  2. Well begun is half done. ~Italian Proverb
  3. Deceit sleeps with greed. ~Norse Proverb
  4. Be contrary and be known. ~Arab Proverb
  5. A tree is known by its fruit. ~Zulu Proverb
  6. A parasite cannot live alone. ~African Proverb
  7. The pillar of the world is hope. ~Nigerian Proverb
  8. The bitter heart eats its owner. ~Bantu Proverb
  9. A beautiful thing is never perfect. Egyptian Proverb
  10. Do not draw your sword to kill a fly. ~Korean Proverb
  11. Nothing seems expensive on credit. Czech Proverb
  12. Better to ask the way than go astray. ~Korean Proverb
  13. Sunshine all the time makes a desert. ~Arab Proverb
  14. Beware the person with nothing to lose. ~Italian Proverb
  15. Patience is bitter but it bears sweet fruit. ~Turkish Proverb
  16. He who begins many things finishes few. ~German Proverb
  17. Sharp acids corrode their own containers. ~Albanian Proverb
  18. While the grass grows, the steed starves. ~Romanian Proverb
  19. Fire and gunpowder do not sleep together. ~Ghanaian Proverb
  20. Peace is costly, but it’s worth the expense. ~Kenyan Proverb

Proverbs from around the world: 21 – 40

  1. It is difficult to steal when the boss is a thief. ~Icelandic Proverb
  2. If you want to build high, you must dig deep. ~Mongolian Proverb
  3. He who wants a rose must respect the thorn. ~Persian Proverb
  4. A hungry wolf is stronger than a satisfied dog. ~Ukranian Proverb
  5. Do not scare the birds you are going to shoot. ~Malagasy Proverb
  6. If you speak too much, you will learn too little. ~Armenian Proverb
  7. Don’t bargain for fish that are still in the water. ~Indian Proverb
  8. There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience. ~French Proverb
  9. If you don’t want anyone to find out, don’t do it. ~Chinese Proverb
  10. The goat’s business is not the sheep’s business. ~Haitian Proverb
  11. Better to light a candle than curse the darkness. ~Chinese Proverb
  12. A joke is often a hole through which truth whistles. ~Japanese Proverb
  13. A pretty face and fine clothes do not make character. ~Congolese Proverb
  14. Do not stand in a place of danger trusting in miracles. ~African Proverb
  15. He that is unkind to his own will not be kind to others. ~Galician Proverb
  16. A donkey carrying a pile of holy books is still a donkey. ~Zen Proverb
  17. A dog will always be a dog, even if he is raised by lions. ~Lebanese Proverb
  18. He who buys what he does not need steals from himself. ~Swedish Proverb
  19. When poverty comes in the door, love goes out the window. ~English Proverb
  20. Never wrestle with a strong man nor bring a rich man to court. ~Latvian Proverb

Proverbs from around the worldProverbs from around the world: 41 – 50

  1. The coroner and the lawyer grow fat on the quarrels of fools. ~Gaelic Proverb
  2. A man in this world without learning is as the beast of the field. ~Hindu Proverb
  3. A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures for anything. ~Irish Proverb
  4. A fool says what he knows, and a wise man knows what he says. ~Yiddish Proverb
  5. When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends. ~Japanese Proverb
  6. There is no shame in not knowing, the shame lies in not finding out. Russian Proverb
  7. Do not judge by appearances, a rich heart may be under a poor coat. ~Scottish Proverb
  8. What an old man can see while seated, a young man cannot see standing. ~Eritrean Proverb
  9. To learn a language is to have one more window from which to look at the world. ~Chinese Proverb
  10. If you want to know who your friends are, lie by the roadside and pretend to be drunk. ~Jamaican Proverb

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15 Quotes by Steve Jobs to energize you

Quotes by Steve JobsSteve Jobs was an American entrepreneur and best known as the driving force behind the success of Apple Inc. Together with Steve Wozniak, he was a pioneer of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s.

Famously he dropped out of college and proved, if proof were needed, that you don’t necessarily need qualifications or a college degree to make an impact and leave a genuine legacy to the world.

What you need is passion and a desire to do something well and to do it better than everyone else. And Steve Jobs had that in spades.

Sadly Steve Jobs died, far too early, at age 56 on October 5, 2011. His death being due to respiratory arrest related to the pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour for which he was being treated at the time.

However his influence on business and technology was enormous and his ideas resonate with people to this day.

In my opinion, he was one of life’s great thinkers and I think his views on life and work are worth reflecting on.

So here are 15 quotes by Steve Jobs which I think are worth a few minutes of your time.

Read them; reflect on them. And then consider your life and where you’re going. Are you living your life with passion or are you just going through the motions?

As Steve Jobs implied, our time is precious. We must live our own lives in our own way. And we cannot be defined by how other people think we should be. We must be ourselves.

Quotes by Steve Jobs:

  1. Stay hungry, stay foolish. ~Steve Jobs
  2. I want to put a ding in the universe. ~Steve Jobs
  3. We’re just enthusiastic about what we do. ~Steve Jobs
  4. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. ~Steve Jobs
  5. My favourite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time. ~Steve Jobs
  6. We hire people who want to make the best things in the world. ~Steve Jobs
  7. Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me. ~Steve Jobs
  8. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. ~Steve Jobs
  9. You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. ~Steve Jobs
  10. That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains. ~Steve Jobs
  11. For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. ~Steve Jobs
  12. Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. ~Steve Jobs
  13. I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life. ~Steve Jobs
  14. I think money is a wonderful thing because it enables you to do things. It enables you to invest in ideas that don’t have a short-term payback. ~Steve Jobs
  15. As individuals, people are inherently good. I have a somewhat more pessimistic view of people in groups. And I remain extremely concerned when I see what’s happening in our country, which is in many ways the luckiest place in the world. We don’t seem to be excited about making our country a better place for our kids. ~Steve Jobs

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101 Mottos for life to claim for your own and to inspire you

Mottos for lifeIf you’re searching for mottos for life then today I’ve curated 101 of them just for you, dear reader.

Mottos are those little phrases and sayings we all use as a source of personal motivation and inspiration.

Mottos stem mainly from social traditions, significant life events, and from the personal experiences of older and wiser heads. Whatever their origins, we can all claim these mottos as our own to help propel us down the road to personal success.

So enjoy all these mottos today and see how many of them resonate with you.

Mottos for life: 1

  1. Do no harm.
  2. Think positive!
  3. Who dares wins!
  4. Never, ever give up.
  5. Dream big. Do bigger.
  6. Act; show; and prove!
  7. Fake it till you make it.
  8. Great things take time.
  9. Someday never comes.
  10. Be your own superhero.
  11. Life’s what you make it.
  12. Tomorrow’s another day.
  13. To thine own self be true.
  14. Keep your eye on the prize.
  15. Believe and you can achieve.
  16. If you know better, do better.
  17. Stop thinking and start doing.
  18. Mistakes are proof you’re trying.
  19. Actions speak louder than words.
  20. Every day is another opportunity.
  21. Life’s short, so choose happiness.
  22. Risk and reward go hand-in-hand.
  23. One person can make a difference.
  24. If you can dream it, you can do it.
  25. There’s no traffic on the extra mile.
  26. Vision without action is a daydream.
  27. Words have power. Use them wisely.
  28. Be the reason someone smiles today.
  29. Words and ideas can change the world.
  30. A day without laughter is a day wasted.
  31. A bad day’s not the same as a bad life.
  32. Good things come to those who hustle.
  33. There’s magic on the other side of fear.
  34. Push yourself. No one will do it for you.
  35. To get ahead, first, you must get started.

Mottos for life: 2

  1. Go boldly in the direction of your dreams.
  2. Believe you can and you’re halfway there.
  3. You’ll never have today again, so enjoy it.
  4. Life’s a daring adventure or nothing at all.
  5. You are the sum total of your experiences.
  6. Self-care is how you take your power back.
  7. One day or Day One? The decision’s yours.
  8. Be yourself. An original is better than a fake.
  9. To be successful, first you must decide to be.
  10. You didn’t come this far, to only come this far.
  11. Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.
  12. If you want it, it will cost you. Nothing’s for free.
  13. What have I done today to make me feel proud?
  14. It’s never too late to be the person you could be.
  15. Mindset is what separates the best from the rest.
  16. A negative mind will never give you a positive life.
  17. Every virtuoso started out as a complete beginner.
  18. Work hard in silence. The results will be your noise.
  19. You’ll get what you work for, not what you wish for.
  20. The past was a series of lessons, not a life sentence.
  21. Enjoy life whilst you can. You’ll be a long time dead.
  22. Think big; trust your instincts; and make it happen.
  23. Don’t tell people your plans. Show them your results.
  24. Don’t stop when you’re tired. Stop when you’re done.
  25. Live each day as if it’s your last, for one day it will be.

Mottos for life: 3

  1. Fear not what others think for they rarely think at all.
  2. Be happy in this moment, for this moment is your life.
  3. Never underestimate the power of your own thoughts.
  4. The people on the top of the mountain didn’t fall there.
  5. The only person who will look after your interests is you.
  6. Live life through the windshield, not the rear-view mirror.
  7. Success comes at a price and the price must be paid first.
  8. Do what you love doing and you won’t have to work at all.
  9. They can knock me down, but they’ll never keep me down.
  10. Real-life begins just beyond the edge of your comfort zone.
  11. If you want the rainbow, you’ve got to put up with the rain.
  12. Be somebody who makes everyone else feel like somebody.
  13. Attitude matters and a positive attitude matters most of all.
  14. Either change direction or you’ll end up where you’re heading.
  15. Even the darkest clouds will pass and the sun will shine again.
  16. Never be constrained by the limits of other people’s perception.
  17. Seek respect, not attention. It matters more and it lasts longer.
  18. You weren’t born to be average you were born to be exceptional.
  19. Just because it’s hard, doesn’t mean it’s impossible. You can do it.
  20. Never fear mistakes. They offer valuable lessons you’ll never forget.
  21. If you’re tired, rest but never quit until you’re where you want to be.
  22. Money can buy you a dog but it can’t buy you the wag of a dog’s tail.
  23. Life’s short. Spend it with people who make you laugh and feel loved.
  24. Life’s 10% what happens and 90% how you respond to what happens.

Mottos for life: 4

  1. To succeed you must focus on your goals not the obstacles before you.
  2. Time is your most precious resource. Never let anyone waste your time.
  3. Bad judgement leads to mistakes and mistakes lead to good judgement.
  4. Look to the future because that’s where you’ll spend the rest of your life.
  5. You can’t cross an ocean unless you have the courage to leave the shore.
  6. Words have power, but words combined with emotion have greater power.
  7. It’s better to live one day as a tiger, rather than your whole life as a sheep.
  8. The best time to start was a year ago. The second best time to start is now.
  9. You’re the captain of your own ship. You decide where it goes and with whom.
  10. It’s better to try and fail than to spend your life wondering what might have been.
  11. If it’s worth having, it won’t come easy. And if it comes easy, you won’t have it long.
  12. You’re braver than you believe; stronger than you seem; and smarter than you think.
  13. Never regret anything. Good days become memories and bad days become experience.
  14. See the world through the customer’s eyes and you’ll sell the things the customer buys.
  15. The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.
  16. Life is a constant stream of opportunities which you can choose to take or not. It’s up to you.
  17. Common sense and a positive attitude will get you a lot further in life than an Ivy League education and an attitude that sucks.

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21 thought-provoking quotes about change to inspire you

Quotes about changeAs the old saying goes,Change is inevitable except from a vending machine.”

We cannot avoid change because it’s going to happen whether we like it or not.

Trying to stop it is like trying to hold back the tide. It can’t be done.

Change is simply a force of nature.

If you hate change, you’re not alone. Most people hate change. That’s perfectly natural.

Just when we think we have everything under control a significant change happens and suddenly we’re scrambling to get ourselves back to equilibrium.

Change can make life seem like a giant game of Snakes and Ladders at times.

So in today’s post, I offer 21 thought-provoking quotes about change just to underline the point.

Quotes about change:

  1. There is nothing permanent except change. ~Heraclitus
  2. Change is the end result of all true learning. ~Leo Buscaglia
  3. Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. ~Stephen Hawking
  4. Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me. ~Carol Burnett
  5. Just when I think I’ve learned the way to live, life changes. ~Hugh Prather
  6. To improve is to change. To be perfect is to change often. ~Winston Churchill
  7. The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude. ~Oprah Winfrey
  8. When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. ~Viktor E. Frankl
  9. The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. ~Nathaniel Branden
  10. Quotes about changeYou must be the change you wish to see in the world. ~Mahatma Gandhi
  11. No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. ~Robin Williams
  12. Change your thoughts and you change your world. ~Norman Vincent Peale
  13. If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. ~Wayne Dyer
  14. I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. ~Jimmy Dean
  15. If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. ~Maya Angelou
  16. Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. ~Barack Obama
  17. Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. ~George Bernard Shaw
  18. The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. ~William Arthur Ward
  19. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. ~John F. Kennedy
  20. Without change, there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable. ~William Pollard
  21. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality, nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit. ~Christopher McCandless

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21 quotes to live by each and every day

Quotes to live byLiving life by some simple mantras and affirmations can make a positive difference to us all. Having a few quotes to live by each and every day just helps us focus on the things that matter.

We’re not given a life that’s good or bad. We’re just given a life to make of it what we can. In it, there will be moments that are good and bad but overall the life we lead is the one we create for ourselves.

Only you can create a life that’s right for you. Life will offer you an endless stream of opportunities and it’s up to you to grab them and make the most of your life.

So today I offer you 21 quotes to live by that should help you in setting your priorities.

Quotes to live by:

  1. In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity. ~Albert Einstein
  2. Don’t worry what others are doing. Do you! ~Russell Simmons
  3. If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. ~Mark Twain
  4. Just remember: The people that say, ‘your dreams are impossible’ have already quit on theirs. ~Grant Cardone
  5. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. ~Eleanor Roosevelt
  6. On Spaceship Earth, we’re all crew. We all have a contribution to make. We’re all here to make a difference. ~Roy Sutton
  7. You were born with the ability to change someone’s life. Don’t ever waste it. ~Dale Partridge
  8. If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. ~Booker T. Washington
  9. To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. ~Eleanor Roosevelt
  10. Quotes to live byDo not go where the path may lead, go instead where there’s no path and leave a trail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  11. The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that’s guaranteed to fail is not taking risks. ~Mark Zuckerberg
  12. If you really want to do something you’ll find a way, if you don’t you’ll find an excuse. ~Jim Rohn
  13. You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. ~John Bunyan
  14. I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. ~Jimmy Dean
  15. Never fear failure. Fear only that you could miss out on what might have been. ~Roy Sutton
  16. There’s only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure. ~Paulo Coelho
  17. Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace. ~Jonathan Lockwood Hule
  18. Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments. Therefore, each moment is vital. It affects the whole. Life is a succession of such moments and to live each is to succeed. ~Corita Kent
  19. It’s just a process that you’re going through to get you to the next level. ~T.D. Jakes
  20. The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away. ~Marcus Aurelius
  21. Your time is limited; don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma; which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drowned your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. ~Steve Jobs

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15 quotes by Lily Tomlin that are sharp and witty

Quotes by Lily TomlinOne of the greatest American comic personalities has to be Lily Tomlin in my opinion.

Born Mary Jean Tomlin in 1939, I think she’s up there with the very best female comedians like Joan Rivers and Phyllis Diller and could give any of America’s funny men a serious run for their money too.

She is in fact an actress, comedian, writer, singer and producer and has had a successful career stretching back to the 1960s.

Here are 15 quotes by Lily Tomlin to underline my point.

Quotes by Lily Tomlin:

  1. We are all in this together, by ourselves. ~Lily Tomlin
  2. The road to success is always under construction. ~Lily Tomlin
  3. I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific. ~Lily Tomlin
  4. The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat. ~Lily Tomlin
  5. I always wondered why somebody doesn’t do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody. ~Lily Tomlin
  6. Reality is the leading cause of stress among those in touch with it. ~Lily Tomlin
  7. Instead of working for the survival of the fittest, we should be working for the survival of the wittiest then we can all die laughing. ~Lily Tomlin
  8. Don’t be afraid of missing opportunities. Behind every failure is an opportunity somebody wishes they had missed. ~Lily Tomlin
  9. Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain. ~Lily Tomlin
  10. The best mind-altering drug is the truth. ~Lily Tomlin
  11. We’re all in this alone. ~Lily Tomlin
  12. I guess if people couldn’t profit from war I don’t think there would be war. ~Lily Tomlin
  13. Ninety-eight per cent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It’s the other lousy two per cent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them. ~Lily Tomlin
  14. When I was 9 or 10, I had a ten-cent business: I would walk your dog for a dime, go to the store for a dime, empty your garbage for a dime, and then I could use the money to buy tricks at the magic store. ~Lily Tomlin
  15. If love is the answer, could you please rephrase the question? ~Lily Tomlin

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15 quotes to inspire you to think bigger

Quotes to inspire you to think biggerIf you’re thinking anyway then you might as well think big, or so the saying goes.

Far too many people underestimate their ability; what they can do; and what they can achieve.

If you want to make your mark on this world then you’ll need to think big. You’ll need to make a difference. You’ll need to stand out head and shoulders above the crowd.

That can be a lonely place to be, of course. However, the rewards can be extraordinary.

Rewards can be in terms of recognition but they can also be financial too. And let’s not forget that such rewards have the potential to include your place in history.

Does that sound a little too dramatic?

Well other people leave their mark on history, so why not you?

Too many people fear trying in case they fail. However, there is no such thing as failure, just opportunities to learn, to hone your skills and then have another go with a better understanding of what will and won’t work.

You must believe in yourself dear reader. Self-belief is an essential ingredient for success. Others don’t need to believe in you but you must feel you have whatever it takes to do it, whatever it is.

You’re as good as anyone and, if you dig deep, you’ve got what it takes.

Here are 15 quotes to inspire you to think bigger.

Quotes to inspire you to think biggerQuotes to inspire you to think bigger:

  1. Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them. ~Albert Einstein
  2. Courage is like a muscle; it’s strengthened by use. ~Ruth Gordon
  3. Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit. ~Conrad Hilton
  4. That’s precisely the question everyone should be asking, why the hell not? Why not you? Why not now? ~Timothy Ferriss
  5. The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. ~Vince Lombardi
  6. It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are. ~E.E. Cummings
  7. Do not let what you cannot do; interfere with what you can do. ~John Wooden
  8. Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it. ~André Gide
  9. No one is so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm. ~Henry David Thoreau
  10. Do not be afraid to ask dumb questions; they are easier to handle than dumb mistakes. ~Author Unknown
  11. What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left. ~Oscar Levant
  12. Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late. ~Benjamin Franklin
  13. Middle age is when you’re sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn’t for you. ~Ogden Nash
  14. We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. ~George Bernard Shaw
  15. Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age. ~Victor Hugo

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15 Quotes by Penny Marshall to inspire you

Penny MarshallThe late film director, producer and actress Penny Marshall was a great talent and I’m sure she’s missed by all who knew her well.

Penny Marshall rose to fame in the 1970s with her role in the hit US television sitcom Laverne & Shirley.

Playing the role of Laverne DeFazio, she was funny and she created a character that has proved to be one of the standout comedy characters from the golden age of situation comedy.

If you’re not familiar with the sitcom Laverne & Shirley then there are plenty of clips available on YouTube to give you an idea of how good it was back in the day.

You might also find this ABC News tribute to Penny Marshall well worth a couple of minutes of your time:-

In recent years there has been an improvement in the availability of opportunities for women, particularly in show-business. And of course, that’s how it should be.

However, we have to admire those strong and talented women from previous generations who managed to succeed at their chosen profession, despite a system that was rigged against them. And in Penny Marshall women had a great role model.

She managed to become a successful director of films, an area of entertainment which is still heavily dominated by men to this day.

She was clearly a very smart lady. So here are 15 quotes by Penny Marshall which reflect her personal philosophy.

Quotes by Penny Marshall:

  1. I think everyone’s mother is slightly nuts. ~Penny Marshall
  2. My family is well and that’s what’s important. ~Penny Marshall
  3. I want you to laugh and cry. That’s what I do. ~Penny Marshall
  4. I wasn’t like a girly girl. I was a tomboy. ~Penny Marshall
  5. If you’re not having a good time, find something else that gives you some joy in life. ~Penny Marshall
  6. I have a strange combination of fearlessness and massive insecurity. ~Penny Marshall
  7. In my opinion, life’s more important than show business. ~Penny Marshall
  8. When I’m working, I’m obsessively working. ~Penny Marshall
  9. I do feel it’s important to entertain people. I try to. ~Penny Marshall
  10. The truth is that I’m not a frump. I just enjoy being laid back. ~Penny Marshall
  11. I would much rather feel comfortable and feel beautiful than to feel uncomfortable, but look fantastic. ~Penny Marshall
  12. Once I commit to something, I complete it. If I say ‘No,’ I mean ‘No.’ I just have to learn how to say ‘No’ more. ~Penny Marshall
  13. I’ll try anything. What are they gonna do, kick me out of show business? ~Penny Marshall
  14. Movie stars are insecure like everyone else. That’s why they go into acting! ~Penny Marshall
  15. Look at YouTube, how many talented people there are. It’s a whole new world of how to express yourself. I don’t know how to work that world, but take advantage of it. ~Penny Marshall

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21 thought-provoking quotes about fake friends

Quotes about fake friendsHow 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 some fingers to spare.

For me a real friend is someone I could phone at 2 am if I was in serious trouble and be absolutely confident that they’d be straight out to help me in a heartbeat.

Everyone else is just people I know with varying degrees of familiarity.

Yes there is a wider circle of people with whom I socialise occasionally but my close friends are those people I know I can count on when the chips are down.

A lot of people we know tend to be ‘fair-weather friends‘ and some of them will be genuinely fake. There when it suits them but otherwise they care little for us at all.

So we have to learn to differentiate the real from the not so real when it comes to friends. A real friend will be walking into your life as the rest of the world is walking out.

Here are 21 thought-provoking quotes about fake friends to help you with that process.

Quotes about fake friendsQuotes about fake friends:

  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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7 great stay focused quotes to help you pursue success

Stay Focused QuotesIf you don’t know exactly what you want then you’ll never get it. That much is philosophically self-evident to you I am sure dear reader. However, how can you know what you want?

Well if necessary keep trying stuff until you find something you really enjoy and at which you excel.

And once you’ve found something you love, stay focused on it and take it as far as you can possibly go.

That’s the way to achieve real success.

Here are 7 great stay focused quotes to help you on your way.

Stay focused quotes:

  1. Stay focused, go after your dreams and keep moving toward your goals. ~LL Cool J
  2. Know what you want and focus on how you’ll get it. And never, ever give up. ~Roy Sutton
  3. Courage is like a muscle; it is strengthened by use. ~Ruth Gordon
  4. Do not be afraid to ask dumb questions; they are easier to handle than dumb mistakes. ~Author Unknown
  5. Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them. ~Albert Einstein
  6. Aim higher; stay focused. ~Brandon Adams
  7. I always want to stay focused on who I am, even as I’m discovering who I am. ~Alicia Keys

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