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Quote of the Week

 

"One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as most beautiful."

- Sigmund Freud

 

24/12/2016

"A friend is a gift you give yourself."

- Robert Louise Stevenson

 

21/11/2016

"Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat."

- F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

07/11/2016

"Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body."

– Pythagoras

 

31/10/2016

"Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking." 

– Marcus Aurelius

 

24/10/2016

"Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom."

- Thomas Jefferson

 

17/10/2016

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

- Confucius 

 

10/10/2016

"You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection."

-Gautama Buddha

 

03/10/2016

"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self." 

- Ernest Hemingway

 

26/09/2016

"You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realise this, and you will find strength."

- Marcus Aurelius

 

19/09/2016

"Don't let what you can't do stop you from what you can do."

- John Wooden 

 

12/09/2016

"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."

- Thomas Edison

 

05/09/2016

"Never tell me the odds."

- Han Solo

 

29/08/2016

"Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart"

- Confucius

 

22/08/2016

"You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."

- C S Lewis

 

10/07/2016

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."

- Dalai Lama

 

16/05/2016

“Hope will never be silent."

- Harvey Milk

 

2/05/2016

“If you're going to think mean things about me or not be a true friend, then we don't need to be friends."

- Kay Panabaker

 

22/04/2016

“Don't just count your years, make your years count."

- George Meredith

 

11/04/2016

“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and suceed at."

- Stephen Hawking

 

4/04/2016

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced."

- James Baldwin

 

28/03/2016

“I think tolerance and acceptance and love is something that feeds every community."

- Lady Gaga

 
 

21/03/2016

“It's good to shut up sometimes."

- Marcel Marceau

 

14/03/2016

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars."

- Kahlil Gibran

 

7/03/2016

“There is no greater harm than that of time wasted."

- Michelangelo

 

8/02/2016

“There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast."

- Charles Dickens

 

1/02/2016

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today."

- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

 

15/01/2016

“I think there should be laughs in everything. Sometimes, it's a slammed door, a pie in the face or just a recognition of our frailties."

- Alan Rickman

 

4/01/2016

“True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents."

- John W. Gardner

 
 

21/12/2015

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time."

- John Lubbock

 

7/12/2015

“It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."

- Henry David Thoreau

 

30/11/2015

“You must do the things you think you cannot do."

- Eleanor Roosevelt

 

23/11/2015

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."

- Jimi Hendrix

 

16/11/2015

“Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one."

- John Lennon

 

9/11/2015

“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."

- Thomas Jefferson

 

2/11/2015

“I believe things cannot make themselves impossible."

- Stephen Hawking

 

26/10/2015

“Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity."

- Khalil Gibran

 

 

19/10/2015

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." 

- Wayne Dyer

 

12/10/2015

“Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it." 

- Ernest Holmes

 

28/09/2015

“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. " 

- Swami Sivananda

 

21/09/2015

“For me, a holiday is about taking a book and going to a mountain and reading. " 

- Sonam Kapoor

 

14/09/2015

“Forgive me my nonsense, as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense. " 

- Robert Frost

 

7/09/2015

“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen. " 

- Ernest Hemingway

 

31/08/2015

“We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less."

- Diogenes

 

24/08/2015

“Listen with the intent to understand, not the intent to reply."

- Stephen Covey

 

10/08/2015

"The first duty of love is to listen."

- Paul Tillich

 

3/08/2015

"Where words are restrained, the eyes often talk a great deal."

- Samuel Richardson

 

27/07/2015

"If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can't survive."

- Brené Brown

 

20/07/2015

"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."

- Winston Churchill

 

22/06/2015

"I want to feel my life while I'm in it."

- Meryl Streep

 

15/06/2015

"People can tell you what to do, but ultimately, we're all going to die, so how do you want to live?"

- Nicole Kidman

 

8/06/2015

"Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered you will never grow."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

1/06/2015

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."

- William James

 

25/05/2015

"I like to explore things."

- Chris Hemsworth (Aus actor/Thor)

 

18/05/2015

"I'm glad if my work can make a difference."

- Lena Dunham

 

11/05/2015

"I never will understand all the good that a simple smile can accomplish."

- Mother Teresa

 

4/05/2015

"Thinking will not overcome fear but action will."

- W. Clement Stone

 

27/04/2015

"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."

- William Shakespeare

 

20/04/2015

"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain."

- Dolly Parton

 

13/04/2015

"Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive."

- Jamais Cascio

 

6/04/2015

"I don't think you should try to be anything you're not. If you're not smiling all the time or always happy - I don't think it matters."

- Elle Fanning

 

30/03/2015

"Reconciliation requires changes of heart and spirit, as well as social and economic change. It requires symbolic as well as practical action."

- Malcolm Fraser

 

23/03/2015

"Water is the driving force of all nature."

- Leonardo da Vinci

 

16/03/2015

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."

- Anais Nin

 

9/03/2015

"Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice."

- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

 

2/03/2015

"Adventure is worthwhile in itself."

- Amelia Earhart

 

23/02/2015

"One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood."

- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

 

16/02/2015

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."

-Thomas A. Edison

 

9/02/2015

"They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything."

- Bill Keane

 

19/01/2015

"Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend."

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

12/01/2015

"If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade."

- Tom Peters

 

5/01/2015

"And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been."

- Rainer Maria Rilke

 

8/12/2014

"I love those who smile in trouble, gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection."

- Leonardo Da Vinci

 

1/12/2014

"Telling someone they can't be sad because others have it worse is like saying someone can't be happy because others have it better."

 

24/11/2014

"The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart."

- Antoine de Saint Exupéry

 

17/11/2014

"A smile is the universal welcome."

- Max Eastman

 

10/11/2014

"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

3/11/2014

"The more one judges, the less one loves."

- Honore de Balzac

 

27/10/2014

"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be."

- Kurt Vonnegut

 

20/10/2014

"All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all manakind together."

- Jack Kerouac

 

13/10/2014

"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it."

- Margaret Thatcher

 

6/10/2014

"No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn."

- Hal Borland

 

29/09/2014

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

- Margaret Mead

 

22/09/2014

"Don't feel stupid if you don't like what everyone else pretends to love."

- Emma Watson

 

15/09/2014

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."

- Winston Churchill

 

8/09/2014

"Even when I'm playing someone named 'Fat Amy.' I'm all about confidence and attitude."

- Rebel Wilson

 

1/09/2014

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started."

- Mark Twain

 

25/08/2014

"Life is a dream, realise it."

- Mother Teresa

 

18/08/2014

"You'll have bad times, but it'll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren't paying attention to."

- Robin Williams as Sean in Good Will Hunting

 

11/08/2014

"It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."

- J.K. Rowling

 

4/08/2014

"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."

- Edith Wharton

 

28/07/2014

"Say and do something positive that will help the situation; it doesn't take any brains to complain."

- Robert A. Cook

 

21/07/2014

"Being uncool is being pretty much the coolest you can be."

- Rufus Wainwright

 

14/07/2014

"I'm going to do what I want to do. I'm going to be who I really am. I'm going to figure out what that is."

- Emma Watson

 

7/07/2014

"A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others."

- Ayn Rand

 

30/06/2014

"A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside."

- Denis Waitley

 

23/06/2014

"Disneyland is a work of love. We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money."

- Walt Disney

 

16/06/2014

"The best way to predict the future is to invent it."

- Alan Kay

 

9/06/2014

"The value of an idea lies in the using of it."

- Thomas A. Edison

 

2/06/2014

"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud."

- Maya Angelou

 

26/05/2014

"If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it."

- Andy Rooney

 

19/05/2014

"What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality."

- Plutarch

 

12/05/2014

"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit."

- E. E. Cummings

 
 

5/05/2014

"Where words fail, music speaks."

- Hans Christian Andersen

 

28/04/2014

"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing."

- Walt Disney

 
 
 

21/04/2014

"I get a kick out of being an outsider constantly. It allows me to be creative."

- Bill Hicks

 
 

14/04/2014

"A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art."

- Paul Cezanne

 

7/04/2014

"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent."

- Victor Hugo

 

31/03/2014

"The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?"

- Pablo Picasso 

 

24/03/2014

"To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk." 

Thomas Edison

 

17/03/2014

"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality." 

Walt Disney

 
 

10/03/2014

"Music can change the world because it can change people." 

Bono

 

3/03/2014

"Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties." 

Erich Fromm

 

24/02/2014

"Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be."

- John Wooden

 
 

10/02/2014

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

- Oscar Wilde

 

3/02/2014

"An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail."

- Edwin Land


 

27/01/2014

"The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls."

- Pablo Picasso

 

20/01/2014

"The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money."

- Thomas Jefferson

 

13/01/2014

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit."

- Harry S. Truman

 

 

6/01/2014

"Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won't have to hunt for happiness."

- William E. Gladstone

 

 

23/12/2013

"Hopes are but the dreams of those that wake."

- Matthew Prior
 

 

16/12/2013

"Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you."

- Charlotte Whitton
 

 

9/12/2013

"A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination."

- Nelson Mandela

 

 

2/12/2013

"In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer."

- Albert Camus

 

25/11/2013

"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. "

- George Bernard Shaw

 

 

18/11/2013

"Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen - that stillness becomes a radiance."

- Morgan Freeman

 

11/11/2013

"I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive."

- Joseph Campbell

 

 

4/11/2013

"Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel."

- Augustus Hare

 

 

28/10/2013

"Life is the art of drawing without an eraser"

-  John W. Gardner

 

 

21/10/2013

"Try to be like a turtle, at ease in your own shell"

- Bill Copeland

 

14/10/2013

"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value"

- Albert Einstein

 

7/10/2013

"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."

- Dalai Lama

 

30/09/2013

"We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives. We must take charge of our own destinies, design a life of substance and truly begin to live our dreams."

- Les Brown

 

23/09/2013

"Look for magic in the daily routine"

- Lou Barlow 

 

16/09/2013

"There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still."

- Franklin D. Roosevelt 

 

9/09/2013

"It always seems impossible until it's done."

- Nelson Mandela

 

2/09/2013

"Giving up is the only sure way to fail."

- Gena Showalter

 

26/08/2013

"Just because you fail once doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything."

- Marilyn Monroe

 

19/08/2013

"When things go wrong, don't go with them."

- Elvis Presley

 

12/08/2013

"A black belt is a white belt that never gives up."

- Anonymous

 

29/07/2013

"Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them."

- Dalai Lama

 

22/07/2013

"Someone's opinion of you does not have to become your reality. Surround yourself with people who make you a better person."

 

15/07/2013

"That awkward when you already said ''moment'' in your mind before you read this."

 

8/07/2013

"If a train doesn't stop at your station then it's not your train"

 

1/07/2013

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful."

Albert Schweitzer

 

24/06/2013

"If you ever think you've made bad decisions just remember what it must feel like to be one of the 12 publishers that turned down Harry Potter."

 

17/06/2013

"There are always flowers for those who want to see them"

 

10/06/2013

"If zombies attack the world, everyone will run and hide. Except for us gamers, of course. We've been waiting for this all our lives!"

 

3/06/2013

"The meaning of life is to give life a meaning"

 

27/05/2013

"What we see depends mainly on what we look for."

- John Lubbock

 

20/05/2013

"When I laugh at jokes from the internet, I don't actually laugh. I just blow more air out of my nose or mouth than usual."

 

13/05/2013

"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one."

- C.S. Lewis

 

6/05/2013

"It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default."

- J.K. Rowling

 

29/04/2013

"'Stressed' is 'desserts' spelt backwards"

 

22/04/2013

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible"

- Walt Disney

 

15/04/2013

"What if cats have their own internet and it's full of pictures of us?"

- Humans on the internet

 

8/04/2013

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."

- Pablo Picasso

 

1/04/2013

"It's not the finish line that matters, it's having the courage to start."

 

25/03/2013

"I was born to live, not merely exist."

 

15/03/2013

"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."

–Bob Marley

 

8/03/2013

"If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up."

–J.M. Power

 

1/03/2013

"How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg."

–Abraham Lincoln

 

25/02/2013

"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong."

–Joseph Chilton Pearce, author

 

18/02/2013

"If you care about what you do and work hard at it, there isn't anything you can't do if you want to."

–Jim Henson

 

11/02/2013

"There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them."

–Bruce Lee

 

4/02/2013

"When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty, I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up."

–C.S. Lewis, author of the Narnia series

 

28/01/2013

"The thing about quotes on the internet is that you cannot confirm their validity"

–Abraham Lincoln

 

21/01/2013

"We've been a bit lazy with keeping on top of the quotes lately"

– the BITE BACK team

 

10/12/2012

"If a train doesn't stop at your station then its not your train"

– Marianne Williamson

 

02/12/2012

"Things do not change; we change."

– Henry David Thoreau

 

25/11/2012

"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible"

– Dalai Lama

 

18/11/2012

"Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go."

– T. S. Eliot

 

11/11/2012

"Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness is never decreased by being shared."

– Buddha

 

04/11/2012

"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!"

– Audrey Hepburn

 

28/10/2012

"If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done."

– Thomas Jefferson

 

21/10/2012

"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken"

– Oscar Wilde

 

14/10/2012

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."

– Albert Einstein

 

09/10/2012

"Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much."

– Oscar Wilde

 

02/10/2012

"The best things in life aren't things."

– Art Buchwald

 

10/09/2012

"I will act as if what I do will make a difference."

– William James

 

03/09/2012

"Love the life you live. Live the life you love."

– Bob Marley

 

27/08/2012

"I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones."

– John Cage, Composer

 

20/08/2012

"I failed my way to success."

– Thomas Edison

 

13/08/2012

"The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you"

– B.B. King

 

06/08/2012

"The worst thing you can do about a situation is nothing"

 – Ice Cube

 

30/07/2012

"Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them."

 -Bob Dylan

 

23/07/2012

"Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us."

- Steven Tyler

 

16/07/2012

"I can’t tell you the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone."

- Ed Sheeran, singer songwriter

 

09/07/2012

"Immature: A word boring people use to describe fun people"

- Someone on Twitter last week

 

02/07/2012

"Nothing is really lost... until your mum can't find it"

- Random internet quote

 

25/06/2012

"If there's any message to my work, it is ultimately that it's OK to be different, that it's good to be different, that we should question ourselves before we pass judgment on someone who looks different, behaves different, talks different, is a different colour."

- Johnny Depp

 

18/06/2012

"The concept of YOLO isn't to go smoke, and drink, and make an ass of yourself. It's to go out and do something with your life that matters."

- Random internet quote

 

11/06/2012

"When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life."

- John Lennon

 

04/06/2012

"When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you, but because in that brief moment when the coin is in the air, you suddenly know what you are hoping for."

- Anonymous

 

28/05/2012

"Bravery is not an absence of fear. Bravery is action in face of fear."

- Penn Jillette, Magician and 1 half of Penn & Teller

 

21/05/2012

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that is is stupid."

- Albert Einstein

 

14/05/2012

"A day without laughter is a day wasted"

- Charlie Chaplin

 

7/05/2012

"Lift your head up high, and scream out to the world, I know I am someone, and let the truth unfurl."

- "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" by Michael Jackson

 

30/04/2012

"So let go, so let go. Jump in. Well, whatcha waiting for? It's alright, 'cause there's beauty in the breakdown."

- "Let Go" by Frou Frou - from the Garden State soundtrack.

 

23/04/2012

"Everything will be alright in the end. If it's not alright, it's not the end."

- Author unknown.

 

16/04/2012

"Are you a MexiCAN or a MexiCAN'T?"

- Johnny Depp as Agent Sands in the film, Once Upon a Time in Mexico.

 

09/04/2012

"After Monday and Tuesday, even the calendar says W T F..."

- Author unknown.

 

02/04/2012

"How could any one of us be happy if all the others were sad? ...I am what I am because of who we all are."

- Ubuntu: an African philosophy.

 

26/03/2012

"Live what you want to be."

- Timomatic - singer-songwriter, dance