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Thoughts to Live by

Thoughts to live by

TOP 40 H. Jackson Brown Jr. Quotes

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”

“Never give up on what you really want to do”

“Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.”

“Don’t waste time waiting for inspiration. Begin, and inspiration will find you.”

“Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.”

“Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.”

“Be happy with what you have while working for what you want.”

“Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.”

“Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the ones you did.”

“Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel.”

“Strive for excellence, not perfection.”

“Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.”

“Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.”

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”

“Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.”

“When you can’t change the direction of the wind – adjust your sails.”

“Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.”

“If you’re doing your best, you won’t have any time to worry about failure.”

“Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor.”

“Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best.”

“Don’t burn bridges. You’ll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river.”

“Be willing to lose a battle in order to win the war.” “Develop a sense of urgency in your life.”

“Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.”

“You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.”

“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.”

“Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.”

“Celebrate even small victories.”

“Life is slippery. Here, take my hand.”

“Love your work, then you will find pleasure in mastering it.”

“Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen every day.”

“Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.”

“Remember that what’s right isn’t always popular, and what’s popular isn’t always right.”

“Every person that you meet knows something you don’t; learn from them.”

“In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins, not through strength but by perseverance.”

“Do you always want to be right or do you want to be happy?”

“Give people a second chance, but not a third.”

“Be tough minded but tenderhearted.”

“Never underestimate your power to change yourself…”

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