Quotes: Live the life of your dreams


Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.  Marianne Williamson

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

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.  Henry David Thoreau

Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.  Eleanor Roosevelt

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.  Dr. Seuss

Don't take life too seriously, you'll never get out alive.  Bugs Bunny
More important than talent, strength, or knowledge is the ability to laugh at yourself and enjoy the pursuit of your dreams.  Amy Grant

Always chase your dreams instead of running from your fears.  Unknown

Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.  Lady Bird Johnson

The question is not whether we will die, but how we will live.  Joan Borysenko

Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.  George Bernard Shaw

You’ve got to sing like you don’t need the money. You’ve got to love like you’ll never get hurt. You’ve got to dance like there’s nobody watching. You’ve got to come from the heart, if you want it to work.  Susanna Clark

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed, but with what is still possible for you to do.  Pope John XXIII

This world is but a canvas to our imaginations.  Henry David Thoreau

Do not follow where the path my lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.  George Bernard Shaw

I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.  George Burns

We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.  e.e. Cummings

People living deeply have no fear of death.  Anais Nin

All that I can, I will.  Unknown

Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. Most of all other people can’t stop you. Only you can stop you.  Jeffrey Gitomer

A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.  Unknown

Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon… must inevitably come to pass!  Unknown

Paul J. Meyer

I never quit until I get what I want.  Thomas Edison

I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of a man is to live, not to exist.  Jack London

Choose Life! Only that and always! At whatever risk, to let life leak out, to let it wear away by the mere passage of time, to withhold giving and spending it... is to choose nothing.  Sister Helen Kelley

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.  Helen Keller

We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Life is brief and then you die .. So it’d better be damn good.  Steve Jobs

Trust that little voice in your head that says "Wouldn't it be interesting if..."; And then do it.  Duane Michals

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.  Confucius

Don’t worry about failure. Worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.  Harry J. Gray

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will have truly defeated age.  Sophia Loren

Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.  Earl Nightingale

The best way to predict the future is to create it!  Jason Kaufmann

The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact.  William Shakespeare

Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.  William Arthur Ward

The wisest men follow their own direction.  Euripides

Use what talents you possess; The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.  Henry Van Dyke

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.  Walt Disney

As long as you're actively pursuing your dream with a practical plan, you're still achieving, even if it feels as though you're going nowhere fast. Its been my experience that at the very moment I feel like giving up, I'm only one step from a breakthrough. Hang on long enough and circumstances will change, too. Trust in yourself, your dream and spirit.  Sarah Ban Breathnach

Life is a paradise for those who love many things with a passion.  Leo Buscaglia

Dynamic choices made in the physical, the daring to follow the path set by the heart, are the only prerequisites to ultimate success.  Unknown

The challenge is to believe your dreams in the center of illusion.  Emmanuel

If you want to achieve things in life, you've just got to do them, and if you're talented and smart, you'll succeed.  Juliana Hatfield

Follow your bliss.  Joseph Campbell

If you haven’t the strength to impose your own terms upon life, you must accept the terms it offers you.  T. S. Eliot

Be inspired with the belief that life is a great and noble calling; not a mean and groveling thing that we are to shuffle through as we can, but an elevated and lofty destiny.  William E. Gladstone

If you can dream it, you can do it.  Walt Disney

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.  Goethe

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.  Dale Carnegie

All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.  Orison Swett Marden

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.  Henry David Thoreau

To laugh often and much; to win respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of false critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

I’d rather be a failure in something that I love than a success in something I don’t.  George Burns

If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.  Jim Rohn

I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I've written for myself... and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part.  Shirley MacLaine
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