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10 Quotes for a Mindful Day

By Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

 Sometimes quotes can be just the bite size piece of wisdom we need to pop us into a mindful state of mind. Here are 10 …

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10 Quotes for a Mindful Day

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  1. “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” Jon Kabat-Zinn

  2. Half an hour of meditation each day is essential, except when you are busy. Then a full hour is needed.

    ~Saint Francis de Sales

    (I love quotes for this purpose and have quite a collection at my website, for anyone who would like to see more.)

  3. “When the only social tool you own is social fear and avoidance, every social encounter begins to resemble something to be feared and avoided.” Jolene Weiss

  4. “courage is not the absence of fear, it’s the mastery of it.” Zig Ziggler

  5. “Every sixty seconds you spend angry, upset or mad, is a full minute of happiness you’ll never get back.”

  6. “If you develop the habits of success, you will make success a habit.” Michael E. Angier

  7. “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” Michael Jordan

  8. “Good thoughts and actions can never produce bad results; bad thoughts and actions can never produce good results. This is but saying that nothing can come from corn but corn, nothing from nettles but nettles.” – As A Man Thinketh

  9. “The only way that we can ever receive perfect counsel delivered in just the right way is to receive it from a perfect person. “

    (James 3:2)…. If anyone does not stumble in word, this one is a perfect man,….

  10. “Life’s too short to be around people you don’t enjoy.” Clint Black

  11. “Its easier to be friends then to fight.” Jessie James

  12. “If you told me to push a ball up a hill, I’d push that ball up that hill, and if I didn’t have no legs and arms I’d push it with my head–I’d push it with my tongue if I had to. I’m no quitter!” Joan Rivers

  13. “…I never feel rejected because I don’t expect anything. Interpersonally I don’t usually feel rejected and if I do its because my personality does not always gel with everyone and would be unrealistic of me to expect it to, So I may be hurt for a minute but then I move on. “ Jessica Parke

  14. “Adolescence: one long good bye”

  15. “But while we curse the effect, we
    continue to nourish the cause”

  16. “Positive thinking is reacting positively to a negative situation.”

  17. “You are successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal.”

  18. “Determine never to be idle.” Thomas Jefferson

  19. “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”Eleanor Roosevelt

  20. “Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal.”

  21. “Focus on the doughnut not the hole.”

  22. “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” Albert Einstein

  23. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” David Brinkley

  24. “I thank God for my handicaps, for through them I have found myself, my work, my God.” Helen Keller

  25. “A mistake may be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement” Henry Ford

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