Thinking at sunset“Noteworthy Thoughts” are motivational quotes from around the world that will encourage and uplift you. These are the PREVIOUS NOTEWORTHY THOUGHTS from 2017.


Posted August 2017

“Age… is a matter of feeling, not of years.” –George William Curtis

“Beauty is Nature’s brag.” –John Milton

“To love and to be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.” –David Viscott

“Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” –William James

“It is right to be contented with what we have, never with what we are.” –James Mackintosh 

“To fill the hour–that is happiness.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.” –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

“Don’t judge a man by his opinions, but by what his opinions have made him.” –G.C. Lichtenberg

“Happiness seems made to be shared.” –Pierre Corneille

“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.” –Robertson Davies


Posted July 2017

“Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful.” –Johann Friedrich von Schilller

“The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda.” –John C. Maxwell

Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.” –Henry Clay

“Surely the strange beauty of the world must somewhere rest on pure joy!” –Louise Bogan

“To have a quiet mind is to possess one’s mind wholly; to have a came spirit is to possess one’s self.” –Hamilton Mabie

“Not in rewards, but in the strength to strive, the blessing lies.” –J.T. Towbridge 

“Laughter is by definition healthy.” –Doris Lessing 

“One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.” –Euripides 

“You can observe a lot just by watching.” –Yogi Berra

“The habit of looking on the bright side of every event is worth more than a thousand pounds a year.” –Samuel Johnson


Posted June 2017

“Children are our most valuable natural resource.” –Herbert Hoover

“Let your love be stronger than your hate or anger. Learn the wisdom of compromise, for it is better to bend a little than to break.” –H.G. Wells.

“True love is the ripe fruit of a lifetime.” –Alphose de Lamartine

“The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach.” –Lin Yutang

“The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.” –Henry Ward Beecher

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” –Mahatma Gandhi

“The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel; its poverty by how little.” –William Rounseville Alger

“Patience is power; with time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes silk.” –Chinese Proverb

“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” –Greg Anderson

“Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.” –Sir Arthur Helps


Posted May 2017

“To speak kindly does not hurt the tongue.” –Proverb

“All the beauty of the world, ‘tis but skin deep.” –Ralph Venning

“Will is character in action.” – William Mc Dougall

“The soul, like the body, lives by what it feeds on.” –Josiah Gilbert Holland

“Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It is better to be safe than sorry.” –American Proverb

“If you want to be loved, be loveable.” –Ovid

“A laugh, to be joyous, must flow from a joyous heart, for without kindness, there can be no true joy.” –Thomas Carlyle

“Better to see the face than to hear the name.” –Zen Saying

“Life is a sleep, love is a dream; and you have lived if you have loved.” –Alfred de Musset


Posted April 2017

 “Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.” –Victor Hugo

“Forget injuries; never forget kindness.” –Confucius

“There is always a time to make right what is wrong.” –Susan Griffin

“If you are content, you have enough to live comfortably.” –Plautus

“The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.” –Abraham Lincoln

“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” –Harriet Beecher Stowe

“Every day should be distinguished by at least one particular act of love.” –Johann Kaspar Lavater

“It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative.” –John Burroughs

“I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more. “ –Jonas Salk


Posted March 2017

“The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach.” –Lin Yutang

“Kindness is always fashionable.” –Amelia E. Barr

“Children are our most valuable natural resource.” –Herbert Hoover

“There is no such things as the pursuit of happiness, but there is the discovery of joy.” –J. Grentell

“Beauty vanishes; virtue is lasting.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful.” Johann Friedrich von Schiller

“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” –Albert Einstein

“Home is where the heart is.” –Pliny the Elder

“The greatest of happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved, loved for ourselves –say rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” –Victor Hugo

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” –Winston Churchill

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.” –A Proverb

“Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.” –Vaibhav Shah

“Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” –Chris Grosser

“Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” –Albert Einstein

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

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

“The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” –Author Unknown

“Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.” –Author Unknown


Posted February 2017

“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” –Confucius

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” –Mark Twain

“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” –Robert H. Schuller

“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” –Aldous Huxley

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” –Ghandi

“If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.” –Jim Rohn

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” –Walt Disney

“Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.” –Author Unknown

“If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got.” –Author Unknown

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” –Charles R. Swindoll

“Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” –William James

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” –Og Mandino

“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.” –Ralph Marston

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” –Theodore Roosevelt

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” –Mark Twain

“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.” –George S. Patton

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” –Confucius

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” –Thomas A. Edison

“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” –Rabindranath Tagore


Posted January 2017

“People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing you are the beholder.” –Salma Hayek

“A flower does no think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.” –Zen Shin

“The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda.” –John C. Maxwell

“Just because you’re nervous doesn’t mean you have to look nervous. Nobody can look inside you. Project what you want to project.” –Valerie Jarrett

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” –Albert Einstein

“The future belongs to those who believe their dreams.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” –Henry Ford

“Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.” –Corrie ten Boom

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.” –St. Jerome

“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” –Og Mandino

“A good conscience is a continual Christmas.” –Benjamin Franklin

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” –Chinese Proverb

“Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” –Mahatma Gandhi

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” –Arthur Ashe

“I shall find a way or make one.” –Robert Peary

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

“Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.” –Babe Ruth

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” –Maya Angelou

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” –C.S. Lewis


* I do not endorse all the views of those who originated these thoughts.

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