60 More Inspirational Quotes to Help Make Your Day a Better One

Post by Bob Aronson

Quotes by people a lot smarter than Bob

This is blog number 179 and it was inspired by you, our readers.  Sometime back I published 76 inspirational  quotes and it became one of our most popular posts.  Even today it tops the list of what people are searching for on our blog site. 

People like to feel good and better yet they like to make other people feel good so here’s another 50 or so great quotes to brighten your day and perhaps to brighten the days of those near and dear to you.

One of my favorite quotations is from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam 

“Come, fill the cup, and in the fire of spring

The winter garment of repentance fling;

The  bird of time has but a little way to fly…

and lo!  The bird is on the wing.”

 Those four lines say a lot about living and about time and how it should be used.  If you’d like to read the entire Rubaiyat go to http://tehran.stanford.edu/Literature/Poetry/Omar_Khayyam.html

Please share the following with anyone  you choose.

“One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.”  ~Helen Keller

“Sometimes you just have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down.”  ~Kobi Yamada

“Courage is not defined as the lack of fear. Courage is doing it anyway, even though you are afraid. It’s the ability to take action in spite of fear, challenge, pain and uncertainty.” ~Cynthia Perkins

“Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath.”

“Those who touch our lives live forever in our hearts.”

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll never get more than what you’ve already got.”

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”
~Jim Rohn

“When you throw your bread out on the waters of life, it frequently comes back buttered.”
~Mershon Niesner

“I don’t want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.”
~ Carrie Fisher

“It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.”

“Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.”
~ Louis E. Boone

“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.”

“Whatever the struggle, continue the climb, it may be only one more step to the summit.”
~Diane Westlake

“Always listen to experts. They’ll tell you what can’t be done and why. Then do it.”
~Robert Heinlein

“If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise”
~W.B. Yeats

“Only that which is deeply felt can change us. Because it is only in the heart that anything really happens.”

“Don’t just slow down and smell the flowers, look up and see the birds, too!”
~Deborah Burns, Simple Living Winter 2000

“The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.”
~Dale Carnegie

“The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.”
~Jim Rohn

“In Everyones life ,at some time, our inner fire goes out.  It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.  We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the spirit.”
~Albert Schweister

“In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.”
~Eric Fromm

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

“Try to be the sort of person your dog thinks you are.”
~Jerry Parkins

“I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I —
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
~Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken

“Life is what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans.”
John Lennon

“When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”
~Franklin D. Roosevelt
“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
~James Allen

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”
~Dolly Parton

“Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, “This is the real me,” and when you have found that attitude, follow it.”
~William James

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?”
~Stephen Levine

Do not criticize yourself because in darkness you could not see.
When you find the light within you, you will know that you have always been in the center of wisdom. As you probe deeper into who you really are, with your lightedness and your confusion, with you angers, longings and distortions, you will find the true living God.
Then you will say: I have known you all of my life and I have called you by many different names. I have called you mother and father and child. I have called you lover. I have called you sun and flowers. I have called you my heart.  But I never until this moment, called you myself.”
~Emmanuels Book

“It is not length of life, but depth of life.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
~Dale Carnegie

“How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.”

“Compassion for myself is the most powerful healer of them all.”
~Theodore Isaac Rubin, M.D.

“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. you yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.”

If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it.
If you don’t ask, the answers always no.
If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.
~Nora Roberts
“Live not one’s life as though one had a thousand years, but live each day as the last.”
~Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

“When looking back, usually I’m more sorry for the things I didn’t do than for the things I shouldn’t have done.”
~Malcolm Forbes

“One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.”
~Jack Penn

“Discoveries are often made by not following instructions; by going off the main road; by trying the untried.”
~Frank Tyger

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.”
~Les Brown

“”Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t.”
~Richard Bach

“I know a lot of people without brains who do an awful lot of talking.”
~The Scarecrow, Wizard of Oz

“In youth we learn; in age we understand.”
~Maria Ebner-Eschenbach

“One of the challenges of our lives is to integrate the pieces of our lives as we live them. It is sometimes tempting to try to deny huge periods of our lives or forget significant events, especially if they have been painful. To try to erase our past is to rob ourselves of our hard-earned wisdom.
~Anne Wilson Schaef

“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.”
~Winston Churchill

“It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.”
~John Steinbeck

“Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.”
~Benjamin Franklin

“Where we stand is not as important as the direction in which we are moving.”
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

“When it is time to die, let us not discover that we have never lived.”
~Henry David Thoreau

“Venture nothing, and life is less than it should be.”
~Malcolm Forbes

“Vision is not enough, it must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs.”
~Vaclav Havel

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”
~Albert Einstein

“There’s a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.”
~Oscar Levant

“Keeping an open mind is a virtue, but not so open that your brains fall out.
~James Oberg

“Do not follow where the path leads, Rather go where there is no path, and leave a trail.”
~David Perkins

“If we did all of the things that we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”
~Thomas Edison

Bob Aronson of Bob’s Newheart is a 2007 heart transplant recipient, the founder of Facebook’s nearly 3,000 member Organ Transplant Initiative and the author of most of these donation/transplantation blogs.

You may comment in the space provided or email your thoughts to me at bob@baronson.org. And – please spread the word about the immediate need for more organ donors. There is nothing you can do that is of greater importance. If you convince one person to be an organ and tissue donor you may save or positively affect over 60 lives. Some of those lives may be people you know and love.

Please view our new music video “Dawn Anita The Gift of Life” on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYFFJoHJwHs.  This video is free to anyone who wants to use it and no permission is needed. 

If you want to spread the word personally about organ donation, we have another PowerPoint slide show for your use free and without permission. Just go to http://www.organti.org and click on “Life Pass It On” on the left side of the screen and then just follow the directions. This is NOT a stand-alone show; it needs a presenter but is professionally produced and factually sound. If you decide to use the show I will send you a free copy of my e-book, “How to Get a Standing “O” that will help you with presentation skills. Just write to bob@baronson.org and usually you will get a copy the same day.

Also…there is more information on this blog site about other donation/transplantation issues. Additionally we would love to have you join our Facebook group, Organ Transplant Initiative The more members we get the greater our clout with decision makers.

En Espanol

Puede comentar en el espacio proporcionado o por correo electrónico sus pensamientos a mí en bob@baronson.org. Y – por favor, difundir la palabra acerca de la necesidad inmediata de más donantes de órganos. No hay nada que puedas hacer lo que es de mayor importancia. Si usted convence a una persona de ser donante de órganos y tejidos puede salvar o afectar positivamente a más de 60 vidas. Algunas de esas vidas pueden ser personas que conoces y amas.

Por favor, consulte nuestro nuevo video musical “Dawn Anita The Gift of Life” en https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYFFJoHJwHs YouTube. Este video es libre para cualquier persona que quiera usarlo y no se necesita permiso.

Si quieres correr la voz acerca de la donación de órganos personalmente, tenemos otra presentación de PowerPoint para su uso libre y sin permiso. Sólo tienes que ir a http://www.organti.org y haga clic en “Life Pass It On” en el lado izquierdo de la pantalla y luego sólo tienes que seguir las instrucciones. Esto no es un espectáculo independiente, sino que necesita un presentador pero es profesionalmente producida y sonido hechos. Si usted decide usar el programa le enviaré una copia gratuita de mi libro electrónico, “Cómo obtener un pie” O “que le ayudará con habilidades de presentación. Sólo tiene que escribir a bob@baronson.org y por lo general usted recibirá una copia del mismo día.

Además … hay más información sobre este sitio de blogs sobre otros donación / trasplante temas. Además nos encantaría que te unas a nuestro grupo de Facebook, la Iniciativa de Trasplante de Órganos Cuantos más miembros que obtenemos mayor será nuestra influencia con los tomadores de decisiones.


About Bob Aronson

Bob Aronson is a former journalist, a Minnesota Governor's Press Secretary and talk show host. For nearly a quarter of a century, he led the Aronson Partnership, a Minnesota-based communications consultancy that prepared corporate and government executives for crisis situations, regulatory testimony, media interviews and Presentations. Among his clients were all three U.S. Mayo Clinic locations, 3M, general Mills, CH2M Hill, the U.S. Department of Energy and scores more. In 2007 bob had a heart transplant after suffering from idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy for 12 years. Shortly after he got his new heart he founded the now 4,300 member Facebook support group, Organ Transplant Initiative. At the same time, he established the Bob's Newheart blog where he has posted nearly 300 columns on organ donation, transplantation and other health related issues. The Viewpoint blog was started in late 2016 and bears the name of the Radio Talk show Bob did from 1966 until 1974, when he resigned to become Minnesota Governor Rudy Perpich first Press secretary. Bob and his artist wife Robin, live in Jacksonville, Florida with their two dogs, Reilly and Ziggy. Bob is also a woodworker and makes all of the furnishings for Robin's art festival booth. He also makes one of a kind jewelry or "memories" boxes that he donates to select transplant patients, caregivers, donor families and others who have somehow contributed to making life easier for the ill, the elderly and the less fortunate. Bob is in the final stages of editing two full-length novels that will be available on Kindle when ready for release sometime in early 2017. One is a sci fi novel about an amazing discovery near Roswell, New Mexico and you will be surprised to find it has nothing to do with the Roswell story everyone knows. It features a woman scientist who investigates impact craters for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Dr. Rita Sylvester and her female student intern. The other book is a political thriller that introduces a new hero to the genre, Fargo Dennison.

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