What is the value of quotes? Many of us enjoy reading them, because they are often clever, sometimes humorous, and can strike a chord that resonates within us.

The best way to use and benefit from quotes is to:
• Ponder them
• Think about how they apply to your life
• Use them as a reference point for changes you want to make in your life.
• Develop and write an action plan based on the quotes that are meaningful to you.

It’s never too late to be what you might have been.
--George Eliot

Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
--Author Unknown

Remember, Happiness is not who you are or what you do. It is solely what you think.
--Dale Carnegie

Keep your thoughts positive
because they become your words
Keep your words positive
because they become your behavior
Keep your behavior positive
because they become your habits
Keep your habits positive
because they become your values
Keep your values positive
because they become your destiny
--Mahatma Ghandi

Time is the coin of your life. it is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest others spend it for you.
--Carl Sandburg

Experience is not what happens to a man. It’s what a man does with what happens to him.
--Aldous Huxley

The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what it is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.
--Henry Ford

We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
--Max De Pree

Have patience with all things, but first of all with yourself.
--St. Francis de Sales

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.
--Shunryu Suzuki, Buddhist Scholar

Do everything with a mind that lets go. do not expect any praise or reward. If you let go a little, you will have a little peace. If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace. if you let go completely, you will know complete peace and freedom. Your struggles with the world will have come to an end.
--Achaan Chah (quoted in “A Grateful Heart” by M.J. Ryan)

Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness.
--Jean de La Bruyere

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.
--Maya Angelou

If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.
--Author unknown

Judge each day not by its harvest, but by the seeds you plant.

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

If you wait, all that happens is you get older.
--Larry McMurty, Some Can Whistle

Everything looks impossible for the people who never try anything.
--Jean Louis Etienne

Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can’t buy more hours. Scientists can’t invent new minutes. And you can’t save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow. success depends on using it wisely—by planning and setting priorities. The fact is, time is worth more than money, and by killing time, we are killing our own chances for success.
--Dennis Waitley, The Joy of Working

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.

The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind.
--William James

It is wrong to think that misfortunes come from the east or from the west; they originate within one’s own mind. Therefore, it is foolish to guard against misfortunes from the external world and leave the inner mind uncontrolled.

If we did what we are capable of doing, we would astound ourselves.
--Thomas Edison

You can never do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon will be too late.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
--Oscar Wilde

Humility does not mean you think less of yourself. It means you think of yourself less.
--Ken Blanchard

For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.
--Arthur Ashe

The most wasted day is that in which we have not laughed.
--Sebastien-Roch Chamfort, French Playwright

Never explain—your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
--Elbert Hubbard

When a person dies, he leaves his belongings at home, his family at the graveside and the only thing that accompanies him are his deeds.
--Eastern saying

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
--Booker T. Washington

If there is a fear of failing, the only safety consists in deliberately jumping.
--Carl Jung

I do not think much of a man who is no wiser today than he was yesterday.
--Abraham Lincoln