Thursday's Top Ten -
What are your Top Ten favorite quotes?
1. "Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right." Henry FordThis is so true, and I've seen it in action many, many times. I've watched talented writers fall off the grid because they believe they can't write. I've seen less talented writers rise to the top because they believe they can. I've seen it happen time and again in other aspects of life, too. We are all too often our own worst enemies.
2. "Change your thoughts and you change your world." Norman Vincent PealeThis one goes hand-in-hand with the first quote. Our minds are amazingly powerful. Our thoughts and beliefs create our reality.
3. "Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. " Voltaire
4. "I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." Nelson Mandela
5. "You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure about you. We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us. " Marianne WilliamsonHow often I see people--especially women--downplaying their successes in order to come across as non-threatening. How often I do it myself.
6. "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." John AdamsTruth is truth, no matter how we may feel about it. We cannot make a thing untrue simply by wanting it to be false. Neither can we make a thing true simply by force of will.
7. "A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read. " Mark Twain
8. "Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure." George Edward Woodberry
9. "Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other." Erma BombeckAnd finally, because it just cracks me up ....
10. "All right, then, I'll go to hell." Mark Twain