25 powerful quotes to help you reflect on life and its meaning

powerful quotes to help you reflect on life and its meaningLife is for living and we live it just once. If we put off until someday those things on our bucket list then we’ll never experience them at all because someday never comes. Sadly, that’s a fact.

In your old age, your memories will not revolve around the size of your house or the model of the car you had. Your memories will be of the people you knew and the experiences you had and how they all made you feel.

Family and friends matter more than material possessions and no experience is worth foregoing for the sake of an extra couple of years in a care home at the end of our lives.

Always remember that nothing matters more to you than your loved ones and friends. Jobs and careers won’t look after you when you’re ill, infirm or old. So, get your priorities right.

Work hard of course and pursue your dreams too. However, don’t trade money and material possessions for a life well-lived. That would be a poor trade and one you’ll regret.

Here are 25 powerful quotes to help you reflect on life and its meaning.

Powerful quotes to help you reflect on life and its meaning (1-15):

  1. We live in a rainbow of chaos. ~Paul Cezanne
  2. Every man dies. Not every man really lives. ~William Wallace
  3. Into each life, some rain must fall. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  4. Life is simple, but we insist on making it complicated. ~Confucius
  5. We don’t remember days, we remember moments. ~Cesare Pavese
  6. He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
  7. Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well. ~Josh Billings
  8. The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters. ~Audrey Hepburn
  9. The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life. ~William Morris
  10. Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. ~Buddha
  11. Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, and a tragedy for the poor. ~Sholom Aleichem
  12. Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. ~Dalai Lama
  13. The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed. ~Eminem
  14. Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. ~Marie Curie
  15. When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’. ~Erma Bombeck

Powerful quotes to help you reflect on life and its meaning (16-20):

  1. One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon – instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today. ~Dale Carnegie
  2. Each day is a new canvas to paint upon. Make sure your picture is full of life and happiness, and at the end of the day you don’t look at it and wish you had painted something different. ~Author Unknown
  3. All meaningful and lasting change starts first in your imagination and then works its way out. Imagination is more important than knowledge. ~Albert Einstein
  4. 20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ~Mark Twain
  5. At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent. ~Barbara Bush

Powerful quotes to help you reflect on life and its meaning (21-25):

  1. Being vulnerable doesn’t have to be threatening. Just have the courage to be sincere, open and honest. This opens the door to deeper communication all around. It creates self-empowerment and the kind of connections with others we all want in life. Speaking from the heart frees us from the secrets that burden us. These secrets are what make us sick or fearful. Speaking truth helps you get clarity on your real heart directives. ~Sara Paddison
  2. Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it. ~Groucho Marx
  3. Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  4. The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life. ~Robert Louis Stevenson
  5. The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. ~Lady Dorothy Nevill

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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 there are five great ones here for you today.

And I’ve added my reflections on what they all mean.

I hope you find the quotes interesting. Certainly, I did. And I hope my comments also add some value to you today.

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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 as complete beginners. That’s a fact.

Whether it’s a great football 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, although they may have shown some early talent, I guess.

Anyway, dedication to their craft and a determination to hone their skills is what would have taken them from being ordinary to quite extraordinary.

To be 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 proportional 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 scrap heap just because you’ve reached 50, 60, 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 it, and sell it on Amazon. I’m told that’s exactly how EL James of 50 Shades of Grey fame started.

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

WordPress is not difficult. 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 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 give it a go?

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

You’ve got a lot to offer. Please 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 the 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 with self-pity. No one wants to go to a pity party.

Self-pity is 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 other people’s lives 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, and 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 another 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 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.

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.

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

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5 powerful quotes and the wisdom within

POWERFUL QUOTESToday, dear reader, I offer you five powerful quotes.

Not only that, I’ve added some thoughts that reflect the wisdom within these powerful quotes.

In other words, my aim is to offer you some words of wisdom to inspire you. I hope this inspiration will get you thinking and, perhaps even, propel you down the road toward success. I hope so anyway.

Enjoy these powerful quotes, and please feel free to share them.

Powerful Quotes:

1. Formula for Living:

Do you want to know my formula for living? I get up in the morning, and I go to bed at night. In between, I do the very best I can with what I’ve got, and I never, ever give up. ~Roy Sutton

Life doesn’t have to be complicated.

If you’re waiting for the perfect moment to get started, then the perfect moment is always right now.

Just get started and do what you can with whatever you’ve got.

No one gets dealt a perfect hand in life.

So just play the cards you’ve been dealt and play them as well as you can. Always play to your strengths and just keep going.

You’ll get there in the end.

If you can achieve your full potential and leave a legacy behind you, then that will be a life well lived.

2. Good health:

To keep the body in good health is a duty. Otherwise, we will not be able to keep our minds strong and clear. ~Buddha

A couple of years ago, I was given a reminder of the importance of looking after my own health. I was struck down with a kidney infection, and I spent a week in the hospital receiving treatment to help me get over it.

It felt like a week of my life was lost. Not being able to do all the things I’d taken for granted proved very frustrating for me.

Generally, I’ve always tried to look after myself, but I was still unwell. So I’ll try a lot harder in the future.

Never again do I want to feel that unwell.

My time is precious, so above all, I don’t want to feel that I’ve lost any more of it. That would seem like such a waste to me.

If you don’t have your health, then you don’t have very much at all.

3. Happiness:

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it’s something you design for the present. ~Jim Rohn

Postponing your happiness until some unspecified future date would be like putting off having fun until your old age.

Why would that make sense to anyone?

We have to be happy in the here and now.

Life isn’t perfect, and for almost everyone, it’s full of challenges, but it’s not all bad.

Happiness is a state of mind.

It’s a willingness to enjoy whatever it is that you have now and a determination not to worry about anything you don’t have.

You look for the positives in your life and try to forget about the negatives.

People often fret about things they don’t have, yet they fail to appreciate the good things in their lives.

Things like family and friends. And things like having a good laugh too.

In reality, we can live without most stuff, despite what we might think.

It’s people who matter most. People like family, friends, workmates, and ordinary people we meet each and every day during the course of our lives.

So enjoy what you have and forget about what you don’t have. You’ll be happier that way.

4. Attitude:

The choice to have a great attitude is something that nobody or no circumstance can take from you. ~Zig Ziglar

Let me tell you, nothing makes a better impression on me than someone with a great attitude.

And nothing makes a worse impression on me than someone with a bad attitude.

Your attitude defines you, and it will define your life experiences too. That’s a fact, in my experience.

If you’re a Rock star or a Gangsta Rapper then perhaps a little attitude goes with the territory if your aim is to appeal to a teenage constituency.

Occasionally, even in the real world, a little attitude might secure you an outcome you wouldn’t otherwise get simply because whoever you’re annoying just wants to get rid of you.

However, mostly, a bad attitude will not get you anywhere worth going. Don’t be fooled into thinking otherwise.

You can choose to have a great attitude or not. That choice is yours, and so will be the consequences of your choice.

Take a tip from someone who knows: a positive attitude will beat a negative attitude every day of every week of every month of every year. Simple!

5. Never, ever give up:

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. ~Thomas A. Edison

If you want to succeed at anything, then you must never, ever give up.

Yes, it’s hard, of course. It’s meant to be.

Nothing worth having ever came easy.

You have to keep going until you get to where you want to be.

Yes, you’ll make mistakes. Yes, you’ll stumble from time to time. However, you must keep your eye on the prize.

If you really want it, it can be yours. If you don’t, you’ll just give up and then make excuses.

You should always be driven by a desire to achieve your goals.

Winners never quit, and quitters never win. Which one are you?

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10 powerful quotes that’ll really make you think today

I’m a huge fan of powerful quotes. I’ll bet you are too dear reader. Am I right?

Personally, I love quotes that really make me think.

Also, I like using memorable quotes to get a message across when I’m giving presentations.

So here are 10 powerful quotes which really made me think.

How many of them can you use today? Perhaps not all of them but some will be useful to you I’m sure. I hope so anyway.

Powerful Quotes:

  1. The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence but by oft falling. ~Lucretius
  2. Anybody who thinks money will make you happy hasn’t got money. ~David Geffen
  3. Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have. ~Dr Norman Vincent Peale
  4. The price of greatness is responsibility. ~Winston Churchill
  5. To lead people, walk beside them. ~Lao Tsu
  6. Rich people have small TVs and big libraries and poor people have small libraries and big TVs. ~Zig Ziglar
  7. I think that much of the advice given to young men about saving money is wrong. I never saved a cent until I was forty years old. I invested in myself – in study, in mastering my tools, in preparation. Many a man who is putting a few dollars a week into the bank would do much better to put it into himself. ~Henry Ford
  8. If you’re given a choice between money and sex appeal, take the money. As you get older, the money will become your sex appeal. ~Katherine Hepburn
  9. I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful. ~Warren Buffet
  10. Don’t gain the world and lose your soul. Wisdom is better than silver or gold. ~Bob Marley

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