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“Real difficulties can be overcome, it is only imaginary ones that are unconquerable.”

~Theodore Vail

 

“It’s not so much about learning something new, but about letting go of something old, and getting ready to start fresh.”

~Joe Valenzuela

 

“The best way to make your dream come true is to wake up.”

-Paul Valery

 

“Fight fire with fire, and all you’ll end up with is ashes.”

-Abigail Van Buren

 

“The degree to which a person can grow is directly proportional to the amount of truth he can accept about himself without running away.”

~Leland Val Van De Wall

 

“Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around us in awareness.”

~Leland Val Vandewall

 

“Never give up! Failure and rejection are the only first step to succeeding.”

~Jim Valvano

 

“Work to survive, survive by consuming, survive to consume; the hellish cycle is complete.”

~Raoul Vaneigem

 

“Love is something eternal, the aspect may change, but not the essence.”

~Vincent van Gogh

 

“If one is master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time, insights into and understanding of many things.”

~Vincent van Gogh

 

“The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic that to love others.”

~Vincent Van Gogh

 

“There may be a great fire in our heart, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.”

~Vincent van Gogh

 

“If you hear a voice within you saying ‘You are not a painter,’ then by all means paint... and that voice will be silenced.”

~Vincent Van Gogh

 

 ”I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.”

~Vincent van Gogh

 

“Nothing is too small to know, and nothing is too big to attempt.”

~William Van Horne

 

“The only way to get what you really want is to let go of what you don’t want.”
~Iyanla Vanzant

 

“At the peak of tremendous and victorious effort... while the blood is pounding in your head, all suddenly becomes quiet within you. Everything seems clearer and brighter than before, as if great spotlights had been turned on. At that moment you have the conviction that you contain all the power in the world, that you have wings. There is no more precious moment in life than this, the white moment, and you will work very hard for years just to taste it again.”

~Yuri Vasilov

 

“Are you being the best you can be, or the worst that has happened to you?”

~Brian Vaszily

 

“I am here. That is the miracle I’ve been looking for.”

~Brian Vaszily

 

“What will defeat you if you let it is not all the things you worry about, but all the worrying itself.”

~Brian Vaszily

 

“Opportunity it always knocking. The problem is that most people have the self-doubt station in their heads turned up way too loud to hear it.”

~Brian Vaszily

 

“In the affairs of life all questions come down to two questions: ‘Do I hold on, and how tightly? Or do I let go, and how much?’”

~Brian Vaszily

 

“Yes, ‘shit happens.’ But you have a choice: either let yourself drown in it, or fertilize your growth with it.”

~Brian Vaszily

 

“Here is what I have finally learned about love... It never leaves us. We only leave it.”

~Brian Vaszily

 

“The greatest love you can give is to those who don’t deserve it.”

~Brian Vaszily

 

“When someone tells me something is impossible, all I hear is that he or she in particular cannot do it. If it can be thought, it can be done.”

~Brian Vaszily

 

“Judge others. Forgive nothing. Seek revenge. Envy others. Be the victim. Act from anger. Use others. Speak but don’t listen. Let fear win. And keep lying to yourself. If you are seeking successful misery, these are the strongest and surest routes.”

~Brian Vaszily

 

“Take your seat on the shore.

Listen to the ancient voice in the waves.

Taste the salt of life on your tongue.

Run your fingers through the eternal sand.

Breathe deeply.

If you find yourself worrying about your cell phone and emails, if you find yourself feeling guilty that you should be doing ‘something important,’ breathe deeply again. And again. Breathe deeply until every fabric of your being is reminded that this, being here, is your top priority. This is peace. This is wisdom. The work is a means to living, but this is the living.”

~Brian Vaszily

 

“The biggest weight loss secret? Manage your emotions or they will keep mismanaging you.”

~Brian Vaszily

 

“Everyone is entitled to their own incorrect opinion.”

~Brian Vaszily

 

“I am down. And that is okay.

I may be down for a while, but I will rise again.

And when I rise, I will rise higher than I’ve gone before,

I will be stronger than I’ve been before.

I will thrive.”

~Brian Vaszily

 

“In the affairs of life, all questions can be summed up in two questions: ‘Do I hold on, and how tightly? Do I let go, and how much?’”

~Brian Vaszily

 

“Falling down is how we grow. Staying down is how we die.”

~Brian Vaszily

 

“Trying to be happy without giving to others is like trying to kiss alone.”

~Brian Vaszily

 

“Yes, shit happens. But you have a choice: Either let yourself drown in it, or fertilize your growth with it.”

~Brian Vaszily

 

“If being happy is important to you, try this: Instead of regretting all you lack, celebrate all you’ve got.”

~Brian Vaszily

 

“You have seen it is true before, and you will see it is true again, so have faith: what feels now like an impassable mountain, or a massive stumbling block, is in fact your stepping stone.”

~Brian Vaszily

 

“Are you being the best you can be, or the worst that has happened to you?”

~Brian Vaszily

 

“I am down. And that is okay.

I may be down for a while, but I will rise again.

And when I rise, I will rise higher than I’ve gone before,

I will be stronger than I’ve been before.

I will thrive.”

~Brian Vaszily

 

“In the affairs of life, all questions can be summed up in two questions: ‘Do I hold on, and how tightly? Do I let go, and how much?’”

~Brian Vaszily

 

“When someone tells me something is impossible, all I hear is that he or she in particular cannot do it. If it can be thought, it can be done.”

~Brian Vaszily

 

“Take your seat on the shore. Listen to the ancient voice in the waves. Taste the salt of life on your tongue. Run your fingers through the eternal sand. Breathe deeply. If you find yourself worrying about your cell phone and emails, if you find yourself feeling guilty that you should be doing ‘something important,’ breathe deeply again. And again. Breathe deeply until every fabric of your being is reminded that this, being here, is your top priority. This is peace. This is wisdom. The work is a means to living, but this is the living.”

~Brian Vaszily

 

“Opportunity is always knocking. The problem is that most people have the self-doubt station in their head turned up way too loud to hear it.”

~Brian Vaszily

 

“Dream big and dare to fail.”

~Norman Vaughan

 

“Have the courage to find out what’s really important to you, and build your life around your answer.”

~Emily Vavra

 

“Human pain does not let go of its grip at one point in time. Rather, it works its way out of our consciousness over time. There is a season of sadness. A season of anger. A season of tranquility. A season of hope.”

~Robert Veninga  

 

“Style is knowing who you are, what to say, and not giving a damn.”

~Gore Vidal

 

“Find what is most difficult for you to love and love it.”
~Alberto Villoldo

 

“Destiny is saying yes to the calling we were born with.”
~Alberto Villoldo

 

“When we transform the nightmare of false security, we know true safety and peace. When we transform the nightmare of death, we discover infinity. When we transform the nightmare of love that is unconditional, we become fearless.”
~Alberto Villoldo

 

“You are a child of the Earth. Be grateful for your life, your body, and all that nourishes you.”
~Alberto Villoldo

 

“You can start to come up with a truly original dream that germinates in your soul and bears fruit in your life.”

~Alberto Villoldo

 

“When you have the courage to tell the truth about what you’re really afraid of, fear doesn’t have control over your life.”

~Ali Vincent

 

“There’s something fundamental you have to understand about yourself before you can change your life for good.”

~Ali Vincent

 

“Resistance is never the agent of change. You have to embrace the actions that are going to get you closer to your goal.”

~Ali Vincent

 

“Fortune sides with him who dares.”

~Virgil

 

“Following your inner guidance often involves making changes which seem like endings, but are really new beginnings.”
~Doreen Virtue

“Having the courage to look within means that you’re willing to do whatever it takes for your inspiration.”

~Doreen Virtue

 

“Once you shine the light within yourself, you find there’s a light within shining back at you.”

~Doreen Virtue

 

“Be an earth angel, and look for love behind the actions of everyone you meet today. Whenever you look for love, you will always find it.”

~Doreen Virtue

 

“To love and be loved is to feel sun from both sides.”

~David Viscott

 

“Your wealth is hiding under the very thing you are afraid to do.  It’s time to face your fears and take actions.  Expect Miracles.”
~Joe Vitale

 

“All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.”

~Swami Vivekananda

 

“As far as your self-control goes, as far goes your freedom.”

~Marian Ebner Von Eschenbach

 

“Life is a risk.”

~Diane Von Furstenberg

 

“Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.”

~Voltaire

 

“Man is free the instant he wants to be.”

~Voltaire

 

“They only live who dare.”

~Voltaire

 

“No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.”

~Voltaire

 

“The best way to be boring is to leave nothing out.”

~Voltaire

 

“Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference.”

~Voltaire

 

“Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too.”

~Voltaire

 

“...the safest course is to do nothing against one’s conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.”

~Voltaire

 

“Every man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do.”

~Voltaire

 

“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.”

~Wilhelm von Humbolt

 

“There is no such thing as chance; and what seem to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny.”

~Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805); German writer, “Don Carlos.” “Wallenstein”

“You can dance in the storm. Don’t wait for the rain to be over before because it might take too long. You can can do it now. Wherever you are, right now, you can start, right now; this very moment.”
~Israelmore Vyivor

“Joy is not in things, it is in us.”
~Richard Wagner

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