In honor of the new calendar year. Here are a few of my favorite quotes about money, life and happiness, with an emphasis on dreams. Wishing you a sweet & profitable year! Happy 2009!!!
"If you take responsibility for yourself, you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams." Les Brown
"Stop waiting until you make enough money to do something you'd really love."-- Julia Cameron: The Artist's Way. p.7
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney
"Forget yourself." --Henry Miller
"Knowing others is wisdom. Knowing yourself is enlightenment" --Lao Tzu "
"Whatever doesn't kill me makes me stronger." --Albert Camus
"There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not? -- Robert Kennedy
"Let it go. If it's bothering you, let it go." --Betsy Brown quoted in Wise Women by Joyce Tenneson. p. 64
"Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present."--Albert Camus
"Shut the iron doors on the past and the future. Live in Day-tight Compartments." --Dale Carnegie: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living p.14
"We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort." -- Jesse Owens
"Deferred gratification means training yourself to think, I want it but I don't need it."-- Mike Summey and Roger Dawson in Weekend Millionaire Mindset p.31
"I was very low and I had to achieve something. Without the challenge, I would have gone stark raving mad." --J.K. Rowling
"I cut my hair and let it be natural--nappy. I let my own personality out."--Odetta p. 54 in Wise Women by Joyce Tenneson.
"Always leave enough time in your life to do something that makes you happy, satisfied, even joyous. That has more of an effect on economic well-being than any other single factor." --Paul Hawken
"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment."-- Oprah Winfrey.
"You always pass failure on the way to success."-- Mickey Rooney
"Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand."-- Thomas Carlyle
"Who is rich? He who is happy with his lot."-- Ben Zoma as quoted in Ethics of our Fathers Chapter 4-1 (Pirkei Avos)
"Do not hurry the voyage at all. It is better to let it last for long years."--K.P. Kavafy (C.P. Cavafy) in the poem: Ithaca
"You have to start each day again--you can't repeat what you did." Marian Seldes quoted (p, 38) in Wise Women by Joyce Tenneson.
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." Eleanor Roosevelt