Quotes for Therapy


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Quotes


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.  Deepak Chopra 


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.   Les Brown


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.  Voltaire


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 action today.


Even a journey of a 1,000 miles starts with that first step.  Confucius


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.
Theodore Roosevelt


Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.  Robert C Gallagher


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 the problem


Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. Winston Churchill


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 Austin


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 Dewar


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 proverb


Your life is what your thoughts make it. Marcus Aurelius


Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit. James Allen


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.  Mohandas Gandhi


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 mind. Buddha


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 Shakespeare


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 always gotten


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. Michael Althsuler


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. Winston Churchill


Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow. Swedish proverb


It ain't no use putting up your umbrella till it rains.  Alice Caldwell Rice


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. Carlos Castaneda


The only way to change our lives is by changing our minds.  Ross Cooper


It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.  Clarence Darrow


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. Betty Smith


If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.  Lao Tzu


I think, what has this day brought me, and what have I given it? Henry Moore


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. Reinhold Niebuhr


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. ) Heraclitus


Opposition brings concord. Out of discord comes the fairest harmony. Heraclitus


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. Cicero


Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. Plato


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. Aristotle


We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle


For the things we have to learn before we do them, we learn by doing them. Aristotle


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 always got.


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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