Quotes for a Bad Day

My online personal trainer, Jonathan Roche, sent out a list of quotes last week that I have on my refrigerator.  Yeah, the quotes are supposed to be motivating me to lose my last three pounds, but they're also helping me feel more positive about my writing and other things. So here they are for you to enjoy. I'd also love for you to comment and share your favorite quote.

"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." - Carl Bard

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." - Thomas Edison

"Don't give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you." --John Wooden

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." --Martin Luther King Jr.

"I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself." - Mikhail Baryshnikov

"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves." - Thomas Edison

"It's not who we are that holds us back, it's who we think we're not." --Michael Nolan

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...it's about learning how to dance in the rain." -- Unknown
"We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment." - Jim Rohn

"What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?" - Robert H. Schuller

What's your favorite quote?

[Note:  My husband (the editor) says I should make sure to check all my citations.  As far as I know, all these quotes are correct, but I could only find them on the internet.  The internet is a reputable source, right?]


  1. I'd say those are quotes for a good day too!

    My favorite latest quotes are from Pres. Uchtdorf. Just looked up a bunch of them today -

    No matter how dark your days may seem, no matter how insignificant you may feel, no matter how overshadowed you think you may be, your Heavenly Father has not forgotten you. In fact, He loves you with an infinite love. Just think of it: You are known and remembered by the most majestic, powerful, and glorious Being in the universe! You are loved by the King of infinite space and everlasting time!

    The happiest people I know are not those who find their golden ticket; they are those who, while in pursuit of worthy goals, discover and treasure the beauty and sweetness of the everyday moments. They are the ones who, thread by daily thread, weave a tapestry of gratitude and wonder throughout their lives. These are they who are truly happy.

  2. Thanks, Amy. I love your quote. I've thought a lot about his golden ticket story. It's such a great analogy.

  3. Hmmm. I can't think of a favorite quote right now, but I really liked your list!

  4. Love all of these! Thanks for sharing! One of my favorites (author unknown, of course) is: You may have the faith to move a mountain, but don't be surprised if God hands you a shovel. :)

  5. Thanks for the quotes and comments, everyone. Now I have more to put on my fridge!

  6. My favorite is the last one you have, the quote by Robert H. Schuller.

    These are great! Thanks for sharing them. Inspirational quotes make me want to fly to the moon (and write the entire trip there).


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