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“In life, you sometimes get what you want, and other times you don’t. But if you never even try to do something great, you have already lost. Those who have the guts to give it their best are already winners.”

~Brad Wadlow

 

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

 

“Even the great get greater by doing more of it.”

~Colleen Wainwright

 

“Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.”
~Denis Waitley

 

“It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfilment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.”

~Denis Waitley

 

“The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.”

~Denis Waitley

 

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn, or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”

~Denis Waitley

 

“Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.”

~Denis Waitley

 

“Successful people are influenced by the desire for pleasing results; failures are influenced by the desire for pleasing methods.”

~Denis Waitley

 

“Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.”

~Denis Waitley

 

“While a fixation on results is certainly unhealthy, short-term goals can be useful developmental tools if they are balanced within a nurturing long-term philosophy.” 

~Josh Waitzkin

 

“Mental resilience is arguably the most critical trait of a world-class performer, and it should be nurtured continuously. Left to my own devices, I am always looking for ways to become more and more psychologically impregnable. When uncomfortable, my instinct is not to avoid the discomfort but to become at peace with it. My instinct is always to seek out challenges as opposed to avoiding them.”

~ Josh Waitzkin

 

“Just as the yin-yang symbol possesses a kernel of light in the dark, and of dark in the light, creative leaps are grounded in a technical foundation.” 

~Josh Waitzkin

 

 ”It is not true that nice guys finish last; nice guys are winners before then game even starts.”

~Addison Walker

 

“Look closely at the present you are constructing it should look like the future you are dreaming.”

~Alice Walker

 

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”

~Alice Walker

 

“I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor it’s coming with all my heart.”

~Alice Walker

 

“Just listen to the still voice within. This is the mind to trust. This is god consciousness speaking, not the ego that is seeking recognition.”

~Angela Walker

 

“The key to life is to have the determination to go full-steam ahead and always be true to yourself.”

~Clint Walker

 

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

~Leland Val Van De Wall

 

“When a person takes responsibility for their life and the results they are obtaining, they will cease to blame others as the cause of their results. Since you cannot change other people, blame is inappropriate. Blaming others causes a person to remain bound in a prison of their own making. When you take responsibility, blame is eliminated and you are free to grow.”

~Val Van De Wall

 

“To be one’s self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.”

~Irving Wallace

 

“Life is a continual upgrade.”

~J. Mark Wallace

 

“Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting.”

–Karl Wallenda

 

“The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well.”

~Horace Walpole

 

“Life is short, so enjoy it to the fullest.”

~John Walters

 

It’s not what you gather in life, but what you scatter in life that tells the kind of life you’ve lived and the kind of person you are.”

~Helen Robson Walton

 

“High expectations are the key to everything.”

~Sam Walton

 

“Life exists in all of its forms. In the beauty of the night sky, the wonder of a garden of flowers, the incredible expression of humanity itself.”
~Neale Donald Walsch

 

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
~Neale Donald Walsch

 

“Live authentically. Live your truth. And if you love me for anything, love me because I live mine.”

~Neale Donald Walsch

 

“The purpose of relationship is not to have another who might complete you, but to have another with whom you might share your completeness.”

~Neale Donald Walsch

 

“It is you who are choosing, in any moment, to be happy or choosing to be sad, or choosing to be angry, or forgiving, or enlightened, or whatever. You are choosing.”

~Neale Donald Walsh

 

“What you hope, you will eventually believe. What you believe you will eventually know. What you know, you will eventually create. What you create, you will eventually experience. What you experience, you will eventually express. What you express, you will eventually become. This is the formula for all of life.”

~Neale Donald Walsch

 

“I wish you sunshine on your path and storms to season your journey. I wish you peace in the world in which you live... More I cannot wish you except perhaps love to make all the rest worthwhile.”

~Robert A. Ward

 

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”

~William Arthur Ward

 

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”

~William Arthur Ward

 

“Teaching is more than imparting knowledge, it is inspiring change. Learning is more than absorbing facts, it is acquiring understanding.”

~William Arthur Ward

 

“A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities.”

~William Arthur Ward

 

“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.”

~William Arthur Ward

 

“All glory comes from daring to begin.”

~Eugene F. Ware

 

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”

~Andy Warhol

 

“Trade your secrets and become who you are.”

~Frank Warren

 

“There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.”
~Booker T. Washington

 

“Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.”

~Booker T. Washington

 

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”

~Booker T. Washington

 

“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 while trying to succeed.”

~Booker T. Washington

 

“Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.”

~George Washington

 

“I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you’re prepared for it.”

~Denzel Washington

 

“I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.”

~Denzel Washington

 

“Someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.”

~Leroy Washington

 

“When you are standing at a crossroads in your life, realize that the greatest block that you can put in front of your Self is the idea that there is a ‘right’ choice.”

~Story Waters

 

“We are so busy watching out for what is ahead of us that we don’t take time to enjoy where we are.”
~Bill Waterson

 

“Don’t reserve your best behavior for special occasions. You can’t have two sets of manners, two social codes - one for those you admire and want to impress, another for those whom you consider unimportant. You must be the same to all people.”

~Lillian Eichler Watson

 

“The greater part of our happiness depends on our disposition and not our circumstances.”

~Martha Washington

 

“All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think. The trouble is that men very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work.”

~Thomas J. Watson

 

“Do you want to be successful? Then double your failure rate.”

~Thomas J. Watson

 

“There’s a fine line between eccentrics and geniuses. If you’re a little ahead of your time, you’re an eccentric, and if you’re too late, you’re a failure, but if you hit it right on the head, you’re a genius.”

~Thomas J. Watson Jr.

 

“A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good.”

~Thomas J. Watson Jr.

 

“You are here to create your life to be anything you want it to be.  You are to become a creator, not a competitor, you are going to get what you want, but in such a way that when you get it every other man will have more than he has now.”
~Wallace D Wattles

 

“Desire is the effort of the unexpressed possibility within seeking expression without through your action.”

~Wallace D. Wattles

 

“The riches you receive will be in exact proportion to the definiteness of their vision, the fixity of their purpose, the steadiness of their faith, and the depth of their gratitude.”

~Wallace D. Wattles

 

“To live fully in soul an individual must have love. And the expression of love is often frustrated by poverty. An individual’s highest happiness is found in the bestowal of benefits on those he loves. Love finds its most natural and spontaneous expression in giving.”

~Wallace D. Wattles

 

“Do not wait for an opportunity to be all that you want to be; when an opportunity to be more than you are now is presented and you feel impelled toward it, take it. It will be the first step toward a greater opportunity.”

~ Wallace Wattles

 

“By thought, the thing you want is brought to you. By action, you receive it.”

~Wallace Wattles

 

“Your concept of what you want is a guide to your energies, and an inspiration to cause you to apply them to the utmost to your present work.”

~Wallace D. Wattles

 

“I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.”
~Alan Watts

 

“Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.”

~Alan Watts

 

“When we argue for our limitations we get to keep them.”

~Evelyn Waugh

 

“Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway.”

–John Wayne

 

“To get what you want, STOP doing what isn’t working.”

~Dennis Weaver

 

“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.”

~Earl Weaver

 

“Before all else, each of us must take a fundamental risk -- to be true to ourselves.”

~Jim Webb

 

“I am worth putting first in my life. I am enough, just as I am. Nothing requires me to go at light speed. What is meant for me can never be lost and will always be there.”

~Maryam Webster

 

“In order to be effective truth must penetrate like an arrow -- and that is likely to hurt.”

~Wei Wu Wei

 

“Better is better.”

~Joe Weider

 

“Make Playtime a priority every day. It’s one of the Fun-damentals of a successful life.”

~Matt Weinstein

 

“Happiness comes from within. It is not dependent on external things or on other people. You become vulnerable and can be easily hurt when your feelings of security and happiness depend on the behavior and actions of other people. Never give your power to anyone else.”

~Brian L. Weiss

 

“Forgive the past. It is over. Learn from it and let go. People are constantly changing and growing. Do not cling to a limited, disconnected, negative image of a person in the past. See that person now. Your relationship is always alive and changing.”

~Brian L. Weiss

 

“Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it were. Be candid with everyone. Don’t manage, lead. Change before you have to. If you don’t have a competitive advantage, don’t compete. Control your own destiny, or someone else will.”

~Jack Welch

 

“Over and over I marvel at the blessings of my life: Each year has grown better than the last.”

~Lawrence Welk

 

“Your true value depends entirely on what you are compared with.”

~Bob Wells

 

“When we realize our smallness, our greatness can appear.”

~H.G. Wells

 

“All serious daring starts from within.”

~Eudora Welty

 

“The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving.”

~Oliver Wendell

 

“There is more learning in the question itself than the answer.”

~Andrew Weremy

 

“Light yourself on fire with passion and people will come from miles to watch you.”

~John Wesley

 

“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

~John Wesley

 

“Healthy is a large word. It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well…and not today’s pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and outlook of a man.”

~James H. West

 

“Too much of a good thing is wonderful.”

~Mae West

 

“It’s better to be looked than overlooked.”

~Mae West

 

“Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.”

~Rebecca West

 

“Our way is not soft grass, it’s a mountain path with lots of rocks. But it goes upward, forward, toward the sun.”

~Ruth Westheimer

 

“There are two ways of spreading light: To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”

~Edith Wharton

 

“When we seek for connection, we restore the world to wholeness. Our seemingly separate lives become meaningful as we discover how truly necessary we are to each other.”

~Margaret Wheatley

 

“Friendship takes time and energy if it’s going to work. You can luck into something great, but it doesn’t last if you don’t give it proper appreciation. Friendship can be so comfortable, but nurture it – don’t take it for granted.”

~Betty White

 

“Luck is not something you can mention in the presence of self-made men.”

~E.B. White

 

“I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”

~E.B. White

 

“When you make a mistake, don’t look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.”

~Hugh White

 

“To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.”

~Theodore H. White

 

“I’m not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.”

~William Allen White

 

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive. Then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

~Harold Whitman

 

“Re-examine all you have been told.  Dismiss what insults your soul.”
~Walt Whitman

 

“Happiness, not in another place but this place...not for another hour, but this hour.”
~Walt Whitman

 

“Life doesn’t give you the people you want, it gives you the people you need: To love you, to hate you, to make you, to break you, and to make you the person you were meant to be.”
~Walt Whitman

 

“I swear to you there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell.”
~Walt Whitman

 

“Each of us inevitable; Each of us limitless - each of us with his or her right upon the earth; Each of us allowed the eternal purports of the earth; Each of us here as divinely as any is here.”

~Walt Whitman

 

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.”

~Walt Whitman

 

“I exist as I am, that is enough, If no other in the world be aware I sit content.”

~Walt Whitman

 

“Have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you, and disputed passage with you?”

~Walt Whitman

 

“I celebrate myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.”

~Walt Whitman

 

“Character and personal force are the only investments that are worth anything.”

~Walt Whitman

 

“Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons. It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.”

~Walt Whitman

 

“Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.”

~King Whitney Jr.

 

“The doors we open each day decide the lives we live.”
~Flora Whittemore

 

“Somehow, not only for Christmas,

But all the long year through,

the joy that you give to others,

Is the joy that comes back to you.

And the more you spend in blessing,

The poor and lonely and sad,

The more of your heart’s possessing,

Returns to you glad.”

~John Greenleaf Whittier

 

“For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, ‘It might have been’.”

~John Greenleaf Whittier

 

“It doesn’t matter if there is one God or many Gods, I want to know if you belong or feel abandoned, if you can know despair or see it in others, if you can live in the world with it’s harsh need to change you, if you can look back with firm eyes saying ‘this is where I stand.’ I want to know if you know how to melt into the fierce heat of living, falling to the centre of your longing.

I want to know if you can live day to day with the consequences of love and the bitter unwanted passion of your sure defeat. I have heard in that fierce embrace, even the Gods speak of God.”

~David Whyte

 

“Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep, and you weep alone.”

~Ella Wheeler Wilcox

 

“There’s one sad truth in life I’ve found while journeying east and west. The only folks we really wound are those we love the best. We flatter those we scarcely know. We please the fleeting guest. And deal full many a thoughtless blow to those who love us best.”

~Ella Wheeler Wilcox

 

“Tis easy enough to be pleasant,

When life flows along like a song;

But the person worthwhile is the one who will smile

When everything goes dead wrong.”

~Ella Wheeler Wilcox

 

“There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.”

~Ella Wheeler Wilcox

 

“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

 

“Fill your life with as many moments and experiences of joy and passion as you humanly can. Start with one experience and build on it.”

~Marcia Wieder

 

“A true visionary has the courage to act on what’s important to them without concern about how their big dream is going to happen.”

~ Marcia Wieder

 

“Never underestimate the power of a Dreamer with a mission.”

~Marcia Wieder

 

“One ship drives east and the other drives west by the self same winds that blow. It’s the set of the sails and not the gales that determines the way they go.”

~Ella Wheeler Wilcox

 

“As we get still and empty, we can open to hear the pulse and heartbeat of life.”

~Marcia Wieder

 

“You can choose to feel and believe what you want. What will serve the world today?”

~Marcia Wieder

 

“No great deed, private or public, had ever been undertaken in a bliss of certainty.”

~Leon Wieseltier

 

“Don’t become something just because someone else wants you to, or because it’s easy; you won’t be happy. You have to do what you really, really, really, really want to do, even if it scares the shit out of you.”

~Kristen Wiig

 

“If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake.”

~Frank Wilczek

 

“Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.”

~Ron Wild

 

“The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.”

~Oscar Wilde

 

“A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.”

~Oscar Wilde

 

“No one is rich enough to buy back their past.”

~Oscar Wilde

 

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.”

~Oscar Wilde

 

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

~Oscar Wilde

 

“I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.”

~Oscar Wilde

 

“Time is a waste of money.”

~Oscar Wilde

 

“The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.”

~Oscar Wilde

 

“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”

~Oscar Wilde

 

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

~Oscar Wilde

 

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did he would cease to be an artist.”

~Oscar Wilde

 

“Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.”

~Oscar Wilde

 

“An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.”

~Oscar Wilde

 

“Each moment of our life, we either invoke or destroy our dreams. We call upon it to become a fact, or we cancel our previous instructions.”

~Stuart Wilde

 

“If you don’t change, reality in the end forces that change upon you.”

~Stuart Wilde

 

“Life was never mean to be a struggle, just a gentle progression from one point to another, much like walking through a valley on a sunny day.”

~Stuart Wilde

 

“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.”

~Laura Ingalls Wilder

 

“I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.”

~Laura Ingalls Wilder

 

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”

~Thornton Wilder

 

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”

~Thornton Wilder

 

“When you’re safe at home you wish you were having an adventure; when you’re having an adventure you wish you were safe at home.”

~Thornton Wilder

 

“Love is a language which the blind see and the deaf hear.”

~Donald E. Wildman

 

“Miracles start to happen when you give as much energy to your dreams as to your fears.”
~Richard Wilkins

 

“I would not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum.”

~Frances Willard

 

“All you can do is all you can do; but all you can do is enough.”

~Art Williams

 

“The solution to our mood problems may not require heroic attempts to change our inner feeling world or the outer world of other people, places and jobs. Rather, it may simply involve a shift in the way we pay attention to all of them.”

~Mark Williams

 

“Anybody can complain. If you do what is easy, that’s complaining. If you do what is easy your life will be hard. But if you do what is hard, your life will be easy.”

~Mike Williams

 

“There is a time for departure – even when there’s no certain place to go.”
~Tennessee Williams

 

“Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.”
~Tennessee Williams

 

“Luck is believing you’re lucky.”

~Tennessee Williams

 

“There is a time for departure - even when there’s no certain place to go.”

~Tennessee Williams

 

“Gratitude is an opener of locked-up blessings.”
~Marianne Williamson

 

“Keep love and enthusiasm in your heart and you will become alive and vibrant.  You will find yourself with so much energy you will feel as if there is nothing you can’t do.  Keep the energy coming and others will actually be able to benefit from your energy as well. We can always choose to perceive things differently. You can focus on what’s wrong in your life, or you can focus on what’s right.”
~Marianne Williamson

 

“Just like a sunbeam can’t separate itself from the sun, and a wave can’t separate itself from the ocean, we can’t separate ourselves from one another. We are all part of a vast sea of love, one indivisible divine mind.”
~Marianne Williamson

 

“Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we have learned here. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and the acceptance of love back into our hearts.”

~Marianne Williamson

 

“Something amazing happens when we surrender and just love. We melt into another world, a realm of power within us. The world changes when we change. The world softens when we soften. The world loves us when we choose to love the world.”

~Marianne Williamson

 

“You cannot bring light to the darkness; you can only bring the darkness to the light.”

~Marianne Williamson

 

“We attain inner peace when we relinquish fear and accept love.”

~Marianne Williamson

 

“You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.”

~Marianne Williamson

 

“Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.”

~Marianne Williamson

 

“The new midlife is where you realize that even your failures make you more beautiful and are turned spiritually into success if you became a better person because of them. You became a more humble person. You became a more merciful and compassionate person.”

~Marianne Williamson

 

“Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. The real miracle is the love that inspires them. In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.”

~Marianne Williamson

 

“Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.”

~Marianne Williamson

 

“Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.”

~Marianne Williamson

 

“Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.”

~Marianne Williamson

 

“The key to abundance is meeting limited circumstances with unlimited thoughts.”

~Marianne Williamson

 

“A miracle is a shift in perception from fear to love.”

~Marianne Williamson

 

“Maturity includes the recognition that no one is going to see anything in us that we don’t see in ourselves. Stop waiting for a producer. Produce yourself.”

~Marianne Williamson

 

“I’m fortunate enough to have learned not to waste time getting frustrated with my kids, or co-workers, or friends and family for not doing everything I wish they would. If someone doesn’t respond to me the way I want them to, I understand that it doesn’t have anything to do with me.”

~Chandra Wilson

 

“The only limits of power are the bounds of belief.”

~H. Wilson

 

“He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.”

~Harold Wilson

 

“Do not resent your place in the story. Do not imagine yourself elsewhere. Do not close your eyes and picture a world without thorns, without shadows, without hawks. Change this world. Use your body like a tool meant to be used up, discarded, and replaced. Better every life you touch. We will reach the final chapter.”
~ND Wilson

 

“How many times... have you encountered the saying, ‘When the student is ready, the Master speaks?’ Do you know why that is true? The door opens inward. The Master is everywhere, but the student has to open his mind to hear the Masters Voice.”

~Robert Anton Wilson

 

“The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.”

~Woodrow Wilson

 

“If you want to make enemies, try to change something.”

~Woodrow Wilson

 

“I had rather be defeated at a cause that will ultimately triumph than triumph in a cause that will ultimately be defeated.”

~Woodrow Wilson

 

“A friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”

~Walter Winchell (1897-1972); American journalist, “On Broadway” reported on entertainment

 

“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.”
~Oprah Winfrey

 

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”

~Oprah Winfrey

 

“As you become more clear about who you really are, you’ll be better able to decide what is best for you - the first time around.”

~Oprah Winfrey

 

“Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself.”

~Oprah Winfrey

 

“Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a different way to stand.”

~Oprah Winfrey

 

“Living in the moment brings you a sense of reverence for all of life’s blessings.”

~Oprah Winfrey

 

“The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance - and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.”

~Oprah Winfrey

 

“Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, harness your power to your passion. Honor your calling. Everybody has one. Trust your heart, and success will come to you.”

~Oprah Winfrey

 

“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.”

~Oprah Winfrey

 

“Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been different.”

~Oprah Winfrey

 

“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.”

~Oprah Winfrey

 

“Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you’re going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus.”

~Oprah Winfrey

 

“You can take from every experience what it has to offer you. And you cannot be defeated if you just keep taking one breath followed by another.”

~Oprah Winfrey

 

“We are not what happens to us; we get to choose what to do with what happens to us.”

~Oprah Winfrey

 

“Nobody’s journey is seamless or smooth. We all stumble. We all have setbacks. It’s just life’s way of saying, ‘Time to change course.’”

~Oprah Winfrey

 

“You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.”

~Oprah Winfrey

 

“Difficulties come when you don’t pay attention to life’s whisper. Life always whispers to you first, but if you ignore the whisper, sooner or later you’ll get a scream.”

~Oprah Winfrey

 

“I choose to rise up out of that storm and see that in moments of desperation, fear, and helplessness, each of us can be a rainbow of hope, doing what we can to extend ourselves in kindness and grace to one another.”

~Oprah Winfrey

 

“Whatever you fear most has no power— it is your fear that has the power.”

~Oprah Winfrey

 

“The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.”

~Oprah Winfrey

 

“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others “in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.

~Oprah Winfrey

 

“It is confidence in our bodies, minds and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures, new directions to grow in, and new lessons to learn - which is what life is all about.”

~Oprah Winfrey

 

“We are each responsible for our own life - no other person is or even can be.”

~Oprah Winfrey

 

“You can take from every experience what it has to offer you. And you cannot be defeated if you just keep taking one breath followed by another.”

~Oprah Winfrey

 

“We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are.”

~Oprah Winfrey

 

“Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.”

~Oprah Winfrey

 

“My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.”

~Oprah Winfrey

 

“There is no greater source of strength and power for me in my life than going still, being quiet and recognizing what real power is.”

~Oprah Winfrey

 

“Strong desires that are dependent on outside events…lead individuals away from the cultivation of personal power.”

~R.L. Wing

 

“I couldn’t wait for success… so I went ahead without it.”

~Jonathon Winters

 

“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.”

~Jonathan Winters

 

“I give thanks to my Creator for this wonderful life where each of us has the opportunity to learn lessons we could not fully comprehend by any other means.”

~Joseph B. Wirthlin

 

“When yu’ can’t have why you choose, yu’ just choose what you have.”

~Owen Wister

 

“If people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.”

~Ludwig Wittgenstein

 

“There’s something in a simple hug that always warms the heart; it welcomes us back and makes it easier to part.”

~Jill Wolf

We have hundreds of ways to express feelings―through words and gestures large and small. All to often, however, we keep our feelings to ourselves and assume the people we care about know how much they mean to us. Very often, they don’t. For those people, think how much joy a simple note or hug might bring.

 

“If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias in his garden. He will not be searching for happiness as if it were a collar button that has rolled under the radiator.”

~W. Beran Wolfe

 

“A truly happy man is always a fighting optimist.”

~Beran Wolfe

 

“A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.”

~Willy Wonka

 

“Leadership is based on inspiration, not domination; on cooperation, not intimidation.”

~William Arthur Wood

 

“If you can’t have faith in what is held up to you for faith, you must find things to believe in yourself, for a life without faith in something is too narrow a space to live.”

~George E. Woodberry  

 

“Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.”
~John Wooden

 

“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?”

~John Wooden

 

“I am just a common man who is true to his beliefs.”

~John Wooden

 

“Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you.”

~John Wooden

 

“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.”

~Coach John Wooden

 

“Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.”

~John Wooden

 

“Success is a peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.”

~John Wooden

 

“Don’t whine, don’t complain, and don’t make excuses.”

~Coach John Wooden (as told to him by his Father)

 

“Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.”

~John Wooden

 

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”

~John Wooden

 

“Make each day your masterpiece.”

~John Wooden

 

“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”

~John R. Wooden

 

“It’s something you have to find from within. You have to keep pushing yourself from within.”

~Tiger Woods

 

“If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.”

~Virginia Woolf

 

“Many of us spend half our time wishing for things we could have if we didn’t spend half our time wishing.”

~Alexander Woollcott

 

“And ‘t is my faith, that every flower enjoys the air it breathes.”

~William Wordsworth

 

“It’s important to learn to discipline your disappointment.”

~Eric Worre

 

“Don’t automatically believe what you believe.”

~Eric Worre

 

“Address your biggest challenges, and everything else seems easy.”
~Chris Worth

 

“I have come to realize that all my trouble with living has come from fear and smallness within me.”

~Angela L. Wozniak

 

 ”If you foolishly ignore beauty, you’ll soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you wisely invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.”

~Frank Lloyd Wright

 

“Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.”

~Steven Write

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

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