Some Thoughts On Generosity From Various Authors

“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”

John Holmes

“Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.”

Kahlil Gibran

“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”

John Bunyan

“That’s what I consider true generosity: You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.”

Simone de Beauvoir

“I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.”

Abraham Lincoln

Some Thoughts On Focus From Various Authors

“Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.”

Paulo Coelho

“The only time you fail is when you fall down and stay down.”

Stephen Richards

“To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles.”

T.F. Hodge

“Instead of focusing on how much you can accomplish, focus on how much you can absolutely love what you’re doing.”

Leo Babauta

“Always focus on the front windshield and not the review mirror.”

Colin Powell

Some Thoughts On Priorities From Various Authors

“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.”

Stephen R. Covey

“It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.”

Bruce Lee

“The life you have left is a gift. Cherish it. Enjoy it now, to the fullest. Do what matters, now.”

Leo Babauta

“Action expresses priorities.”

Mahatma Gandhi

Some Thoughts On Hope From Various Authors

“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.”

Robert Fulghum

“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”

Langston Hughes

“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.”

Tom Bodett

“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.”

William Faulkner

“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.”

Barbara Kingsolver

Some Thoughts On Addiction From Various Authors

“We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking.”

Santosh Kalwar

“An intelligent person can rationalize anything, a wise person doesn’t try.”

Jen Knox

“An over-indulgence of anything, even something as pure as water, can intoxicate.”

Criss Jami

“There are two questions a man must ask himself: The first is ‘Where am I going?’ and the second is ‘Who will go with me?’ If you ever get these questions in the wrong order you are in trouble.”

Sam Keen

“I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom.”

Edgar Allan Poe

Some Thoughts On Concentration From Various Authors

“When you write down your ideas you automatically focus your full attention on them. Few if any of us can write one thought and think another at the same time. Thus a pencil and paper make excellent concentration tools.”

Michael Leboeuf

“One arrow does not bring down two birds.”

Turkish Proverb

“Concentration is the secret of strength.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The weakest living creature, by concentrating his powers on a single object, can accomplish good results while the strongest, by dispersing his effort over many chores, may fail to accomplish anything. Drops of water, by continually falling, hone their passage through the hardest of rocks but the hasty torrent rushes over it with hideous uproar and leaves no trace behind.”

Og Mandino

“To do two things at once is to do neither.”

Publilius Syrus

Some Thoughts On Mental Toughness From Various Authors

“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on1.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”

Unknown

“We have not journeyed all this way because we are made of sugar candy.”

Winston S. Churchill

“Being physically tough is measured by how many fights you win, but mental toughness is measured by how you react when all the chips are stacked against you, how fast you get back on track when life kicks you in the nuts. Any fool can win a fight, but it takes a person with true grit to never give up when all seems lost.”

Benjamin Bayani

“We’ve got a motto here-you’re tougher than you think you are, and you can do more than you think you can.”

Christopher McDougall