Atomic Bombshell


Wise Words

December 28th, 2005

Time to Dance

Are you getting excited about 2006? I am! As I look forward to the new year, I see nothing but possibilities and promise. I know it will be a year of challenges and triumphs, opportunities and personal growth.

Before I sit down to plan, I often like to look up choice words from wise people to provide a bit of inspiration. This year, I am sharing a few thousand of my personal favorites with you…

Sir John Lubbock: Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.

Clarence Darrow: The pursuit of truth will set you free; even if you never catch up with it.

John Wesley: Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn.

Niccolo Machiavelli: Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.

Herbert N. Casson: The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one’s thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.

Anne Frank: Everyone has inside himself a piece of good news — That you really don’t know how great you can be, how much you can love, what you can accomplish, and what your potential is!

William Butler Yeats: Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure not this thing nor that but simply growth. We are happy when we are growing.

Vincent van Gogh: Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.

Wayne Dyer: Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.

Mahatma Gandhi: A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do. Nothing else.

Lou Holtz: I can’t believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary.

Frank Lloyd Wright: The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.

Andrew Carnegie: As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.

Cindy Wagner: I’m going to get through this; I’m going to be fine. The power to do it is all in my mind.

Mother Teresa: I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.

Harold Whitman: Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs are people who have come alive.

Aristotle: I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.

Lady Bird Johnson: Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.

Walt Disney: When you believe a thing, believe in it all the way.

John Ruskin: You will find that the mere resolve not to be useless, and the honest desire to help other people, will, in the quickest and delicatest ways, improve yourself.

Zig Ziglar: Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission.

Abraham Lincoln: I don’t think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

William Faulkner: Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.

James Allen: People do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.

Anthony J. D’Angelo: Become addicted to constant and never ending self improvement.

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose.

Dr. Thomas Fuller: He does not believe who does not live according to his belief.

Albert Einstein: Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

Napoleon Bonaparte: Victory belongs to the most persevering.

Chretien Malesherbes: We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.

Soren Kierkegaard: If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never.

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

Anthony Robbins: What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.

Winston Churchill: Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

Isaac Asimov: Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.

Robert Louis Stevenson: To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming is the only end of life.

Aldous Huxley: There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving …and that’s your own self.

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12 Comments

  • 1. 'Chele  |  December 28th, 2005 at 10:22 pm

    Michele Brooks: If you have an itch scratch it…
    Ok Ok that was not what you have in mind right..

  • 2. The Bombshell  |  December 28th, 2005 at 10:23 pm

    Actually, that wasn’t half bad! 😳

  • 3. Nanette  |  December 28th, 2005 at 11:27 pm

    Love the quotes!!!

  • 4. soapbox.SUPERSTAR  |  December 29th, 2005 at 8:31 am

    Thanks girlie!

  • 5. April  |  December 29th, 2005 at 10:15 am

    Okay, I read them all, and here are my faves:

    Winston Churchill: Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

    Anne Frank: Everyone has inside himself a piece of good news — That you really don’t know how great you can be, how much you can love, what you can accomplish, and what your potential is!

    William Butler Yeats: Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure not this thing nor that but simply growth. We are happy when we are growing.

  • 6. Lady  |  December 29th, 2005 at 7:03 pm

    “Surely goodness and mercey shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.” Psalm 23:6 …I know mine is a scripture, but looking forward it always gives warmth. Happy New Year ❗

  • 7. Malnurtured Snay  |  December 30th, 2005 at 6:25 am

    I hate new years, by which I don’t mean the holidays but the “new” “year.” Gotta remember to write the new date on checks and deposit slips, and always the knowledge: “You’re a year older in [x] months.”

    I think this year I’m going to celebrate my 21st birthday anniversary.

  • 8. Salena  |  December 30th, 2005 at 8:06 pm

    love this! 😀

  • 9. VDOprincess  |  January 4th, 2006 at 10:00 am

    Awesome quotes… A bunch of those are my favorites, as well.

  • 10. Geulis  |  November 8th, 2006 at 12:21 am

    INSPIRATIF…!!! LUV IT,

  • 11. Brad  |  November 7th, 2007 at 11:18 pm

    :/ weak!

  • 12. MIRANDA  |  February 21st, 2009 at 2:37 am

    ” LIFE CRIES FOR YOU WHEN YOU DO WRONG… IT ALSO HURTS TO MAKE YOU STRONG…”



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