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Words on Marble - A collection of Quotes - page 1

"The easiest thing in the world is to come up with an excuse not to do something. I found that the most important thing in life is to stop saying, I wish, and to start saying, I will."
David Copperfield
"Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again."
Og Mandino
1923-1996, Author
"It's not what you do once in a while; it's what you do day in and day out that makes the difference."
Jenny Craig
Weight Loss Guru
"I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it."
Maya Angelou
1928-2014, Author and Poet
"Discovering that you're the one who holds the key to unlock the prison of your unhappiness is empowering. However, to free yourself, you have to recognize that you've been your own jailer. Set yourself free today."
Peggy McColl
Creator of the Fast Track to Write Your Book Program
"Your dream is a reality that is waiting for you to materialize. Today is a new day! Don't let your history interfere with your destiny. Learn from your past so that it can empower your present and propel you to greatness."
Steve Maraboli
Author and Speaker
"Setting goals every day allows you to turn your everyday tasks into opportunities for achievement and to embrace your busyness."
Jennifer Colford
International Best Selling Author of Managing Mothering
"God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well."
1694-1778, Writer, Historian, and Philosopher
"There are only two options regarding commitment. You're either in or out. There's no such thing as a life in-between."
Pat Riley
Professional Basketball Coach

"Remember, the feeling you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running."
Sarah Condor
"Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance."
Eckhart Tolle
"Focus more on your desire than on your doubt, and the dream will take care of itself. You may be surprised at how easily this happens. Your doubts are not as powerful as your desires, unless you make them so."

Marcia Wieder
Speaker and Author
"Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing in a solution paves the way to solution."
David J. Schwartz
1927-1987, Author
“Everything already exists in our infinite Universe. All we need to do is to allow ourselves experience the beauty and riches of life, to let these Divine gifts in your existence, to open ourselves to the unlimited, unconditional love and all the blessings that it brings with it, to open the door and let the triumph and success into our habitat.”

Zlatoslava Petrak
Author of Open To The Infinite Riches Of The Universe
"This is the reason why the Past has such a magical power. The beauty of its motionless and silent pictures is like the enchanted purity of late autumn, when the leaves, though one breath would make them fall, still glow against the sky in golden glory.
The Past does not change or strive.... what was eager and grasping, what was petty and transitory, has faded away, the things that were beautiful and eternal shine out of it like stars in the night. Its beauty, to a soul not worthy of it, is unendurable; but to a soul which has conquered Fate it is the key of religion.’’
England’s 20th Century Philosopher, Counsel to the Beatles, Betram Russell, A Free Man’s Worship.
"I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time."
Anna Freud
1895-1982, Author
"You can never get rich, or start the creative power into action, by sending out unformed longings and vague desires."
Wallace Wattles
1860-1911, Author of The Science of Getting Rich
"Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else."
Les Brown
Author and Speaker
"Be miserable - or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice."
Wayne Dyer
Author and Speaker
"Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself."
William Faulkner
1897-1962, Writer
"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
1803-1882, Essayist, Lecturer and Poet
"Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them."

Orison Swett Marden
1850-1924, Author
"Listening is such a simple act. It requires us to be present, and that takes practice, but we don't have to do anything else. We don't have to advise, or coach, or sound wise. We just have to be willing to sit there and listen."
Margaret J. Wheatley
Writer and Management Consultant
"Everywhere man blames nature and fate. Yet his fate is mostly but the echos of his character and his passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses’’
Greek Philosopher Democritus.
"Everywhere man blames nature and fate. Yet his fate is mostly but the echos of his character and his passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses’
Greek Philosopher Democritus.

"You will find yourself refreshed by the presence of cheerful people. Why not make earnest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy."
Lydia M. Child
Abolitionist and Writer
"Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity."
Carl Jung
"Sometimes you've got to let everything go - purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything - whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you'll find that when you're free, your true creativity, your true self comes out."
Tina Turner 
"I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me won't amount to anything."
Abraham Lincoln
1809-1865, Sixteenth President of the United States
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change”Charles Darwin (1809-1882) English Scientist
“There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self “
Aldous Huxley 
(1894-1963) English Novelist
"I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves."
Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
German Statesman 
"See that any time you feel pained or defeated, it is only because you insist on clinging to what doesn't work. Dare to let go and you won't lose a thing except for a punishing idea."
Guy Finley
Author of The Secret of Letting Go
"Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest."
Beatrix Potter
1866-1943, Author and Illustrator
"If things are not going well with you, begin your effort at correcting the situation by carefully examining the service you are rendering, and especially the spirit in which you are rendering it."
Roger Babson
Statistician and Columnist 
"Whatever you give a woman, she's going to multiply it. If you give her a house, she'll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. So - if you give her any crap, you will receive a ton of shit."
Armanda Delgado
"The most important thing in life is to stop saying 'I wish' and start saying 'I will.' Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities."
David Copperfield
"Catch a passion for helping others and a richer life will come back to you!"
William H. Danforth
Founder of Ralston Purina
"Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality; they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination."
Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
Author and Publicist
"Happiness depends upon the quality of your thoughts. Entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature."
Marcus Aurelius
121-180, Roman Emperor
"Find the good. It's all around you. Find it, showcase it and you'll start believing in it."
Jesse Owens
1913-1980, Gold Medal Olympic Track Athlete
"Catch a passion for helping others and a richer life will come back to you!"
William H. Danforth
Founder of Ralston Purina
"The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own."
Benjamin Disraeli
1804-1881, Former British Prime Minister
He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away. 
Raymond Hull
"It is not what we read, but what we remember that makes us learned. It is not what we intend but what we do that makes us useful. And, it is not a few faint wishes but a lifelong struggle that makes us valiant."
Henry Ward Beecher
1813-1887, American Preacher, Orator, Writer
"Bigness comes from doing many small things well. Individually, they are not very dramatic transactions. Together though, they add up."
Edward S. Finkelstein

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