Inspirational Quotes

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Every now and then I wish I had something more profound to say to a client in order to help them through  a tough time.   For that reason, I collected these quotes.  They can be really useful at the right time.  I also framed a few of them to decorate my clinic.  Here are a few of them.  I hope you find them useful too.

Love Life

As I grow to understand life less and less, I learn to love it more and more. – Jules Renard

A loving heart is the truest wisdom. – Charles Dickens


Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right. – Aldous Huxley

If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else. – Yogi Berra

It is the want of diligence, rather than the want of means, that causes most failures. – Alfred Mercier

Every artist was first an amateur.

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled.  For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts, and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”

Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. – Vince Lombardi


Failure teaches success. – Japanese Saying

Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again. – Henry Ford

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one. – Elbert Hubbard

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortunes; but great minds rise above them. – Washington Irving

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. – Theodore Roosevelt

Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems. – Nelson A. Rockefeller

A man’s life is interesting primarily when he has failed–I well know. For it’s a sign that he tried to surpass himself. – Georges Clemenceau

We learn wisdom from failure much more than success. We often discover what we will do, by finding out what we will not do. – Samuel Smiles

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall. – Confucius

Be Yourself

Insist on yourself. Never imitate. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure–which is:  “Try to please everybody.”

No man is happy who does not think himself so. – Publilius Syrus

There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.

Our ideas, like orange-plants, spread out in proportion to the size of the box which imprisons the roots. – Edward Bulwer Lytton

Carpe Diem

It is never too late to become the person you could’ve been.

Try to be happy in this present moment and not put it off until another time…. As if that future time could be of another make from this which has already come and is ours right now – Thomas Fuller

“Always do what you are afraid to do.”

If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes. – St. Clement of Alexandra

If you have an hour, will you not improve that hour, instead of idling it away? – Lord Chesterfield

There is only one success–to be able to spend your life in your own way. – Christopher Morley

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. – Helen Keller

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. – Aristotle

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. – William B. Sprague

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. – Eleanor Roosevelt

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. – Paul Valery

Half of the failures in life come from pulling one’s horse when he is leaping. – Thomas Hood

Exert your talents, and distinguish yourself, and don’t think of retiring from the world, until the world will be sorry that you retire. – Samuel Johnson

I hope that when I die, my body will be completely used up.

The happiest life is that which constantly exercises and educates what is best in us. – Hamerton

What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail? Robert Schuller

You’ve got to sing like you don’t need the money, love like you’ll never get hurt. You’ve got to dance like no one is watching. It’s gotta come from the heart, if you want it to work.Susannah Clark

Don’t be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin. – Hansen, Grace


Ask yourself this question: “Will this matter a year from now?” – Richard Carlson

I never think of the future – it comes soon enough. – Albert Einstein

It is not work that kills men, it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more on a man than he can bear. But worry is rust upon the blade. It is not movement that destroys the machinery, but friction.  – Henry Ward Beecher

There is more to life than increasing its speed. – Mahatma Ghandi

There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying things which are beyond the power of our will.

In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet. – Albert Schweitzer