I was searching through values.com today to find somethings that motivate me, that I can relate to, or that I currently try to live by. Thanks to my sister for sharing this site with me months ago, seeing the billboards around cities is also a reminder to pass on the values we live by.
?Each day when I awake I know I have one more day to make a difference in someone’s life.?
?James Mann (b. 1946); writer
?There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.?
?Aldous Huxley (1894-1963); writer
?I believe life is a series of near misses. A lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all. It’s seizing the day and accepting responsibility for your future. It’s seeing what other people don’t see. And pursuing that vision.?
Howard Schultz (b. 1953), founder of Starbucks Coffee
?Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.?
Albert Einstein (1875-1955), theoretical physicist, philosopher (1875-1955), theoretical physicist, philosopher
?Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.? Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens] (1835-1910), author, humorist
?I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving… we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it… but we must sail and not drift nor lie at anchor.?
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809-94), writer, physician
?Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.?
?A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.? Anonymous
?Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.? ?Mark Victor Hansen author, speaker
?Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.? ?Albert Schweitzer
(1875-1965); Recipient of the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize
?The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.??Mitch Albom
(b. 1958); author, screenwriter, musician
?The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy.?
?Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945), pastor, theologian, German Resistance fighter in World War II
?You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.?
Henry Ford (1863-1953), founder of Ford Motor Company
?Promise yourself to be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.?