Quotes for Therapy
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Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf. Jon Kabat Zinn
Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it. Salvador Dali
Happiness never decreases by being shared. Buddha
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited.
Imagination encircles the world. Albert Einstein
Kites rise against and not with the wind. John Neal
If you’re going through Hell, keep going. Winston Churchill
Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
Lyndon B. Johnson
In the Midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
Storms make oaks take deeper root. George Herbert
In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily
opportunities to make a positive impact.
If you want an explanation for your present, look at your past. If
you want to know your future, look at your present. Buddha
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. Ghandi
A ship in harbour is safe, but that's not what ships are built for.
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails
to reach my destination. James Dean
Yesterday is but a memory, tomorrow is just a vision of hope, take
Even a journey of a 1,000 miles starts with that first step.
What we see depends on what we look for. John Lubbock
The best way out is always through. Robert Frost
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward. Robert C
When your dreams turn to dust, vacuum. Desmond Tutu
The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
You don't have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop
letting them control you. Dan Millman
Your mind is not your friend.
Life isn't about trying to avoid the storm, it's about learning to
dance in the rain. Anonymous
All that I can, I will. French proverb
No-one knows what he can do until he tries. Pubilius Syrus
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.
The problem is not the problem; the problem is your attitude about
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. Winston
Be the change you want to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi
They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change
them yourself - Andy Warhol
Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. Emory
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most
intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. - Charles Darwin
So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own
worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today. Jesus Christ
Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. Jesus Christ
Problems are opportunities with thorns on. Hugh Miller
A man is literally what he thinks. James Allen
Our life is what our thoughts make it. A man will find that as he
alters his thoughts toward things and other people, things and other people
will alter towards him. James Allen
Stand up and walk out of your history. Phil McGraw
Change your thoughts, and you change your world Norman Vincent Peale
Minds are like parachutes – they only function when open. Thomas
Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be.
Henry David Thoreau
Mighty oaks from little acorns grow. Anonymous
In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity. Albert Einstein
There is no failure except in no longer trying. Elbert Hubbard
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his
world and the world at large. Confucius
First thoughts are not always the best. Vittorio Alfieri
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. Maori
Your life is what your thoughts make it. Marcus Aurelius
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit. James
You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be
tomorrow where your thoughts take you. James Allen
The darkest hour has only sixty minutes. Morris Mandel
Life is like a game of cards. It’s not so much the cards you are
dealt that are important but how you choose to play them. Windy Dryden
A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.
It just wouldn't be a picnic without the ants. Anonymous
What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our
present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our
We are what we think. All that we are arises With our thoughts. With
our thoughts, We make our world. Buddha
Whenever you fall, pick something up. Oswald Avery
Make not your thoughts your prisons. William Shakespeare
There is nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so. William
If we examine our thoughts, we shall find them always occupied with
the past and the future. Blaise Pascal
The door to happiness opens outward.
When asked if my cup if half-full or half-empty, my only response is
that I am thankful I have a cup.
If you do what you have always done, you’ll always get what you have
Life is like an 18-speed bicycle, most of us have gears we never use
Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well
presented body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting,
“WOW….what a ride!” Bear Grylls
Start with the molehill, then build the mountain Paul McGee
Do not adjust your goals to bring them in line with your life. Adjust
your life to bring them in line with your goals. Paul McGee
Get off auto-pilot and take back the controls of your life Paul McGee
A man who never made mistakes, never made anything.
Life is lived in the present. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow is yet to
be. Today is the miracle.
We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are. Anais Nin
When the horse is dead, get off
Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while, so
that we can see life with a clearer view again. Alex Tan
When you change the way you look at things... the things you look at
will change. Wayne Dyer
The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes,
but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust
What worries you, masters you. Hadden W Robinson
I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to
please everyone. Bill Cosby
The Difference Between a Stumbling Block and a Stepping Stone is How
You Use Them.
Be as you wish to seem. Socrates
Stop living for what's around the corner, and start enjoying the walk
down the street. Grant L Miller
Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting
gold. Maurice Setter
What other people think of me is none of my business.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that
you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson
I'm an optimist. It doesn't seem too much use being anything else.
Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow. Swedish proverb
It ain't no use putting up your umbrella till it rains. Alice
The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in
growing with them. Bernard M Baruch
My life has been filled with terrible misfortune, most of which never
happened. Michel de Montaigne
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things
that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore.
Dream. Discover. Mark Twain
If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change
the way you think about it. Mary Engelbreit
Nothing we can do can change the past, but everything we do changes
the future. Ashleigh Brilliant
Things don’t change. You change your way of looking, that’s all.
The only way to change our lives is by changing our minds. Ross
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most
intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. Clarence
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing
himself. Leo Tolstoy
Look at everything as though you are seeing it for the first time.
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
I think, what has this day brought me, and what have I given it?
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move
with it, and join the dance. Alan Watts
One day is worth a thousand tomorrows. Benjamin Franklin
They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to
change them yourself. Andy Warhol
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. Anais Nin
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.
If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. Latin proverb
Nothing endures, but change. Heraclitus
Abundance of knowledge does not teach men to be wise. ( Much learning
does not teach understanding.) Heraclitus
The road up and the road down is the one and the same. Heraclitus
You could not step twice into the same river, for other waters are
ever flowing on you. Heraclitus
If it were not for injustice, men would not know justice. Heraclitus
Everything flows, nothing is fixed. ( All is flux, nothing abides. )
Opposition brings concord. Out of discord comes the fairest harmony.
If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the
second, or even the third place. Cicero
It is a great thing to know our vices. Cicero
In so far as the mind is stronger than the body, so are the ills
contracted by the mind more severe than those contracted by the body. Cicero
A mind without instruction can no more bear fruit than can a field,
however fertile, without cultivation. Cicero
Let your desires be ruled by reason. Cicero
Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front it blows with
brave hearts. Cicero
Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide. Cicero
Our thoughts are free. Cicero
The absolute good is not a matter of opinion, but of nature. Cicero
To be content with what one has is the greatest and truest of riches.
Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Plato
The beginning is the most important part of a work. Plato
Happiness depends on ourselves. Aristotle
An educated mind can entertain a thought without accepting it.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a
For the things we have to learn before we do them, we learn by doing
Don't believe everything you think!
We may not have caused our problems, but we have the responsibility
to change them.
If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no
path and leave a trail. Harold McAlindon
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