365 Great Quotes for 2017: Get Motivated Day by Day

 

365 Great Happy New Year Quotes

Here are 365 inspiring, incredible quotes to get the new year motivated day by day

Sunday, January 1, 2017

New Year’s Day
“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.”
–Rosa Parks

Monday, January 2, 2017

“Give me a stock clerk with a goal, and I will give you a man who will make history. Give me a man without a goal, and I will give you a stock clerk.”
–James Cash Penny

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

“A lot of the time the experts, the people who are supposed to be able to tell you what to do, will tell you that you can’t do something even when you know you can. And a lot of the time it’s your friends … who tell you you can do it.”
–Mark Zuckerberg

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

World Braille Day
“Life is a daring adventure or it is nothing at all.”
–Helen Keller

Thursday, January 5, 2017

“Don’t tell people how to do things; tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.”
–George S. Patton

Friday, January 6, 2017

True luck consists not in holding the best of the cards at the table; luckiest is he who knows just when to rise and go home.”
–John Hay

Saturday, January 7, 2017

“Victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan.”
–John F. Kennedy

Sunday, January 8, 2017

“Fall seven times and stand up eight.”
–Anonymous

Monday, January 9, 2017

“Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent of how I react to it.”
–Charles Swindoll

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
–Michael Jordan

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.”
–Amelia Earhart

Thursday, January 12, 2017

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, ‘I’m possible!'” –Audrey Hepburn

Friday, January 13, 2017

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”
–Aristotle Onassis

Saturday, January 14, 2017

“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.”
–Leonardo da Vinci

Sunday, January 15, 2017

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laserlike focus.”
–Bruce Lee

Monday, January 16, 2017

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
–Martin Luther King

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”
–Booker T. Washington

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”
–Frederick Douglas

Thursday, January 19, 2017

“Running a startup is like being punched in the face repeatedly, but working for a large company is like being waterboarded.”
–Paul Graham

Friday, January 20, 2017

Inauguration Day
“I want to start by, as always, thanking my family. My kids, they’re not kids anymore, but they’re kids as far as I’m concerned. They’ll always be my kids.”
–Donald J. Trump

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Women’s March on Washington
“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.”
–Maya Angelou

Sunday, January 22, 2017

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see.”
–Confucius

Monday, January 23, 2017

“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”
–Ronald Reagan

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

“For me, the most fun is change or growth. There are definitely elements of both that I like. Launching a business is kind of like a motorboat: You can go very quickly and turn fast.”
–Tony Hseih

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.”
–Mother Teresa

Thursday, January 26, 2017

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
–Henry Haskins

Friday, January 27, 2017

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”
–Milton Berle

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Chinese New Year
“Everyone has a plan ’til they get punched in the mouth.”
–Mike Tyson

Sunday, January 29, 2017

“I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.”
–Florence Nightingale

Monday, January 30, 2017

“For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love.”
–Carl Sagan

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

“The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.”
–H.G. Wells

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

“I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.”
–Kurt Vonnegut

Thursday, February 2, 2017

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
–Arthur Ashe

Friday, February 3, 2017

“Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work. I live by that. You grind hard so you can play hard. At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually it’ll pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off.”
–Michael Hart

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Rosa Parks Day
“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.”
–Rosa Parks

Sunday, February 5, 2017

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.”
–Dr. Robert Schuller

Monday, February 6, 2017

“The trouble in America is not that we are making too many mistakes, but that we are making too few.”
–Phil Knight

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.”
–Karen Lamb

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

“Man is free at the instant he wants to be.”
–Voltaire

Thursday, February 9, 2017

“If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.”
–Virgina Wolfe

Friday, February 10, 2017

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
–Franklin D. Roosevelt

Saturday, February 11, 2017

“Conditions are never perfect. ‘Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you…. If it’s important to you and you want to do it ‘eventually,’ just do it and correct course along the way.”
–Tim Ferriss

Sunday, February 12, 2017

“Nothing works better than just improving your product.”
–Joel Spolsky, cofounder of Stack Overflow

Monday, February 13, 2017

Lincoln’s Birthday observed
“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.”
–Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine’s Day
“It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.”
–John Crowe

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Susan B Anthony’s Birthday

“Independence is happiness.”
–Susan B. Anthony

Thursday, February 16, 2017

“When I’m old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say, ‘Wow, that was an adventure,’ not ‘Wow, I sure felt safe.’ –Tom PrestonWerner, cofounder of Github

Friday, February 17, 2017

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”
–Anonymous

Saturday, February 18, 2017

“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.”
–Margaret Fuller

Sunday, February 19, 2017

“Good is the enemy of great.”
–Jim Collins

Monday, February 20, 2017

Presidents’ Day
“No one has as much luck around the greens as one who practices a lot. –Chi Chi Rodriguez

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”
–Edith Wharton

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”
–Dwight Eisenhower

Thursday, February 23, 2017

“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it isn’t open.”
–Frank Zappa

Friday, February 24, 2017

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
–Anonymous

Saturday, February 25, 2017

“I can say the willingness to get dirty has always defined us as an nation, and it’s a hallmark of hard work and a hallmark of fun, and dirt is not the enemy.”
–Mike Rowe

Sunday, February 26, 2017

“Death is very likely the single best invention of life. It’s life’s change agent; it clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now, the new is you. But someday, not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it’s quite true. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”
–Steve Jobs

Monday, February 27, 2017

“Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized. In the first, it is ridiculed. In the second, it is opposed. In the third, it is regarded as self-evident.”
–Arthur Schopenhauer

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras
“An American has not seen the United States until he has seen Mardi-Gras in New Orleans.”
–Mark Twain

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Ash Wednesday
“Lent comes providentially to reawaken us, to shake us from our lethargy.”
–Pope Francis

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Read Across America Day
“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.”
–Margaret Fuller

Friday, March 3, 2017

Employee Appreciation Day
“There are two things people want more than sex and money… recognition and praise.”
–Mary Kay Ash

Saturday, March 4, 2017

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”
–Plato

Sunday, March 5, 2017

“Champions keep playing until they get it right.”
–Billie Jean King

Monday, March 6, 2017

“The last 10 percent it takes to launch something takes as much energy as the first 90 percent.”
–Rob Kalin, founder of Etsy

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

“Being able to touch so many people through my businesses, and make money while doing it, is a huge blessing.”
–Magic Johnson

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

“Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.”
–Arnold Palmer

Thursday, March 9, 2017

“As you start your journey, the first thing you should do is throw away that store-bought map and begin to draw your own.”
–Michael Dell

Friday, March 10, 2017

“We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.”
–Marie Curie

Saturday, March 11, 2017

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”
–Stephen Covey

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Daylight Saving Time starts
“Time is life itself, and life resides in the human heart.”
–Michael Ende

Monday, March 13, 2017

“Happiness is not the absence of problems; it’s the ability to deal with them.”
–Steve Maraboli

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”
–Dalai Lama

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”
–Jimmy Johnson

Thursday, March 16, 2017

“Following is one of the most underrated aspects of leadership…. I have seen many a good [organization] underachieve, because someone…thought the commander was incompetent, and quietly worked to undermine his authority.”
–Admiral Bill McRaven

Friday, March 17, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day
“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”
–Albert Einstein

Saturday, March 18, 2017

“Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.”
–Washington Irving

Sunday, March 19, 2017

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
–Aristotle

Monday, March 20, 2017

International Day of Happiness
“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
–Gautama Buddha

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.”
–Sidney Greenberg

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

“Don’t let winning make you soft. Don’t let losing make you quite. Don’t let your teammates down in any situation.”
–Larry Bird

Thursday, March 23, 2017

“I watched a small man with thick calluses on both hands work 15 and 16 hours a day. I saw him once literally bleed from the bottoms of his feet, a man who came here uneducated, alone, unable to speak the language, who taught me all I needed to know about faith and hard work by the simple eloquence of his example.”
–Mario Cuomo

Friday, March 24, 2017

“The best revenge is massive success.”
–Frank Sinatra

Saturday, March 25, 2017

“We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success; we often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never make a mistake never made a discovery.”
–Samuel Smiles

Sunday, March 26, 2017

“Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it, the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me. –Arianna Huffington

Monday, March 27, 2017

“I don’t lose any sleep at night over the potential for failure. I cannot even spell the word.”
–James Mattis

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

“If you can dream it, you can achieve it.”
–Zig Ziglar

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

“You can be the ripest, juciest peach in the world, and there are still going to be some people who hate peaches.”
–Dita Von Teese

Thursday, March 30, 2017

“There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.”
–Roger Staubach

Friday, March 31, 2017

César Chávez Day
“There is no substitute for hard work, 23 or 24 hours a day. And there is no substitute for patience and acceptance.”
–Cesar Chavez

Saturday, April 1, 2017

April Fool’s Day
“I learned pretty soon that it was essential to fail and be foolish. –Daniel DayLewis, only threetime winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor

Sunday, April 2, 2017

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into smaller manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”
–Mark Twain

Monday, April 3, 2017

“It’s hard work making movies. It’s like being a doctor: you work long hours, very hard hours, and it’s emotional, tense work. If you don’t really love it, then it ain’t worth it.”
–George Lucas

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

“Being an optimist after you’ve got the very thing you want doesn’t count.”
–Ken Hubbard

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

“You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
–Dr. Seuss

Thursday, April 6, 2017

“Numbing the pain for a while will only make it worse when you finally feel it.”
–Albus Dumbledore, “Harry Potter” character

Friday, April 7, 2017

“We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.”
–Marcel Proust

Saturday, April 8, 2017

“There are two kinds of failures: those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.”
–Laurence J. Peter

Sunday, April 9, 2017

“I’m a designer, and I work very hard at that. People sometimes want to put down fashion by saying it’s frivolous or superficial, but it’s not that way at all. It’s actually very hard work.”
–Donatella Versace

Monday, April 10, 2017

“Success at the highest level comes down to one question: Can you decide that your happiness can come from someone else’s success? –Bill Walton

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
–Sir Winston Churchill

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

International Day of Human Space Flight
“It’s a very sobering feeling to be up in space and realize that one’s safety factor was determined by the lowest bidder on a government contract.”
–Alan Shepard

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday
“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
–Thomas Jefferson

Friday, April 14, 2017

“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs – even though checkered by failure – than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”
–Theodore Roosevelt

Saturday, April 15, 2017

“May I never be complete. May I never be content. May I never be perfect.”
–Chuck Palahniuk

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Sunday
“Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life.” –S. D Gordon

Monday, April 17, 2017

Emancipation Day observed
“I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”
–Harriet Tubman

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tax Day
“Taxes are what we pay for civilized society.”
–Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.”

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

“Yes, I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can find his way by moonlight, and see the dawn before the rest of the world.”
–Oscar Wilde

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Chinese Language Day
“I was eating in a Chinese restaurant downtown. There was a dish called Mother and Child Reunion. It’s chicken and eggs. And I said, I gotta use that one.”
–Paul Simon

Friday, April 21, 2017

“The best way out is always through.”
–Robert Frost

Saturday, April 22, 2017

“There is only one boss: the customer. And he can fire everybody in the company, from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else. –Sam Walton

Sunday, April 23, 2017

World Book and Copyright Day
“Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.”
–Vera Nazarian

Monday, April 24, 2017

“Power means happiness; power means hard work and sacrifice.”
–Beyonce Knowles

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

“Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.”
–Nelson Mandella

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

“When I work fourteen hours a day, seven days a week, I get lucky.”
–Dr. Armand Hammer

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
“Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down. And trust your instincts … good relationships feel good. They feel right. They don’t hurt. They’re not painful. That’s not just with somebody you want to marry, but it’s with the friends that you choose. It’s with the people you surround yourselves with.”
–Michelle Obama

Friday, April 28, 2017

“It’s hard work to make a four-minute program look effortless and elegant.”
–Katarina Witt

Saturday, April 29, 2017

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
–Les Brown

Sunday, April 30, 2017

International Jazz Day
“Jazz is smooth and cool. Jazz is rage. Jazz flows like water. Jazz never seems to begin or end. Jazz isn’t methodical, but jazz isn’t messy either. Jazz is a conversation, a give and take. Jazz is the connection and communication between musicians. Jazz is abandon.”
–Nat Wolff

Monday, May 1, 2017

“[W]ith extreme wealth comes extreme responsibility. And the responsibility for me is to invest in creating new businesses, create jobs, employ people, and to put money aside to tackle issues where we can make a difference.”
–Richard Branson

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

“You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.”
–Wayne Gretzky

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

World Press Freedom Day
“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.”
–Napoleon Bonaparte

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Rhode Island Independence Day
“The greatest crime in the world is not developing your potential. When you do what you do best, you are helping not only yourself, but the world.”
–Roger Williams (founder of Rhode Island, which is your humble writer’s home state)

Friday, May 5, 2017

National Nurses Day
“Nursing encompasses an art, a humanistic orientation, a feeling for the value of the individual, and an intuitive sense of ethics, and of the appropriateness of action taken.”
–Myrtle Aydelotte

Saturday, May 6, 2017

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”
–Colin Powell

Sunday, May 7, 2017

“I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.”
–George Burns

Monday, May 8, 2017

Truman Day
“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”
–Harry S. Truman

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

“When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue.”
–Josh James

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

“What is harder than rock, or softer than water? Yet soft water hollows out hard rock. Persevere.”
–Ovid

Thursday, May 11, 2017

“Winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts.”
–Sylvester Stalone

Friday, May 12, 2017

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see.”
–Confucius

Saturday, May 13, 2017

“If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all? –Joe Namath

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother’s Day
“An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.”
–Rudyard Kipling

Monday, May 15, 2017

Peace Officers Memorial Day
“Police officers and firemen are so visible in their daily work, there’s no mistaking they’re there – and that presence makes people feel secure.”
–Irwin Redlener

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
–Maya Angelou

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.”
–Bob Marley

Thursday, May 18, 2017

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”
–Ayn Rand

Friday, May 19, 2017

“When I was in jail, I was a lot of people’s favorite person. I practically ran the jail. I had more freedom than the police.”
–Flavor Flav

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Armed Forces Day
“Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.”
–Douglas MacArthur

Sunday, May 21, 2017

“You must not only aim right, but draw the bow with all your might.”
–Henry David Thoreau

Monday, May 22, 2017

Harvey Milk Day
“Hope will never be silent.”
–Harvey Milk

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

“I never took a day off in my 20s. Not one.”
–Bill Gates

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

“The true test of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don’t know what to do.”
–John Holt

Thursday, May 25, 2017

“What we hope to do with ease, we must first learn to do with diligence.”
–Samuel Johnson

Friday, May 26, 2017

“Always look for the fool in the deal. If you don’t find one, it’s you.”
–Mark Cuban

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Ramadan starts “Sometimes you don’t realize how special something is until you lose it. Thats how I feel about Ramadan every year.”
–Omar Suleiman

Sunday, May 28, 2017

“I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true–hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it.”
–Ray Bradbury

Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day
“Who sows virtue reaps honor.”
–Leonardy da Vinci

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”
–Warren Buffet

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

World No Tobacco Day
“Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times.”
–Mark Twain

Thursday, June 1, 2017

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. –Oscar Wilde

Friday, June 2, 2017

“The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.”
–Anonymous

Saturday, June 3, 2017

“I know the price of success: dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.”
–Frank Lloyd Wright

Sunday, June 4, 2017

“Happiness is an inside job.”
–Anonymous

Monday, June 5, 2017

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.”
–Andy Rooney

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

D-Day
There on the beaches of Normandy I began to reflect on the wonders of these ordinary people whose lives were laced with the markings of greatness.”
–Tom Brokaw

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

“Fall seven times and stand up eight.”
–Anonymous

Thursday, June 8, 2017

“Life doesn’t run away from nobody. Life runs at people.”
–Joe Frazier

Friday, June 9, 2017

“I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder.”
–Salma Hayek

Saturday, June 10, 2017

“The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it’s possible to achieve the American dream.”
–Tommy Hilfiger

Sunday, June 11, 2017

“Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.”
–Norman Vincent Peale

Monday, June 12, 2017

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
–Anne Frank

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

“I don’t look to jump over 7-foot bars-I look for 1-foot bars that I can step over.”
–Warren Buffett

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Army Birthday (also Flag Day)
“I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.”
–Alexander the Great

Thursday, June 15, 2017

“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.”
–William Bruce Cameron

Friday, June 16, 2017

“Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.”
–H. Jackson Brown Jr.”

Saturday, June 17, 2017

“I think in terms of evolutions, not revolutions. Failure is not part of my vocabulary.”
–Shelia Lirio Marcelo, founder of Care.com

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Father’s Day
“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.”
–Sigmund Freud

Monday, June 19, 2017

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”
–Alan Kay

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

“Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.”
–Victor Kiam

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

“The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.”
–Richard Bach

Thursday, June 22, 2017

“There is no such thing as luck. There is only adequate or inadequate preparation to cope with a statistical universe. –Robert A. Heinlein

Friday, June 23, 2017

“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”
–Seneca

Saturday, June 24, 2017

“I wish I could tell you the secret to being forever young, but no one’s figured that out yet. But if you see the glass half full, simplify your life, and give yourself to a worthy cause, you will be forever happy.”
–Bert Jacobs

Sunday, June 25, 2017

“Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.”
–Doug Larson

Monday, June 26, 2017

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
–George Elliott

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”
–Maya Angelou

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

“Plant your garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.”
–Jose Luis Borges

Thursday, June 29, 2017

“It doesn’t matter how far you might rise. At some point, you are bound to stumble…. If you’re constantly pushing yourself higher…the law of averages, not to mention the Myth of Icarus, predicts that you will at some point fall. And when you do, I want you to know this, remember this: There is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction.”
–Oprah Winfrey

Friday, June 30, 2017

“Running a startup is like eating glass. You just start to like the taste of your own blood.”
–Sean Parker

Saturday, July 1, 2017

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The phrase ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
–Calvin Coolidge

Sunday, July 2, 2017

“Build something 100 people love, not something 1 million people kind of like.”
–Brian Chesky, cofounder of Airbnb

Monday, July 3, 2017

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.”
–Aristotle

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Independence Day
“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.”
–Harry S Truman

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”
–Robin Williams

Thursday, July 6, 2017

“Life is a series of problem-solving opportunities. The problems you face will either defeat you or develop you depending on how you respond to them.”
–Rick Warren

Friday, July 7, 2017

“Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.”
–Drew Houston

Saturday, July 8, 2017

“Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. Most of all, other people can’t stop you. Only you can stop you.”
–Jeffrey Gitomer

Sunday, July 9, 2017

“Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.”
–George Carlin

Monday, July 10, 2017

“Happiness is not a goal. It’s a by-product of a life well-lived.”
–Eleanor Roosevelt

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

“Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning, because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset. It ensures that you will absolutely be doing things different from everybody else.”
–Sara Blakely

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

“I knew all the rules but the rules did not know me.”
–Eddie Vedder

Thursday, July 13, 2017

“You don’t become enormously successful without encountering some really interesting problems.”
–Mark Victor Hansen

Friday, July 14, 2017

“Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.”
–Babe Ruth

Saturday, July 15, 2017

“You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.”
–Cormac McCarthy

Sunday, July 16, 2017

“Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it.”
–Ted Williams

Monday, July 17, 2017

“Education, actual learning–it is hard work. It’s very personal. Your parents don’t teach you anything. Your teachers don’t teach you anything. The government doesn’t teach you anything. You read it. You don’t understand it; you read it again. You break a pencil and read it again.”
–Dean Kamen

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

“Composing music is hard work.”
–John Williams

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

“If I have made a mistake in the design, then I’m the one who should pay for it. I certainly would not ask somebody else to fly a plane if I were afraid to do it myself.”
–Howard Hughes

Thursday, July 20, 2017

“Constant dripping hollows out a stone.”
–Lucretius

Friday, July 21, 2017

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.”
–Christopher Reeve

Saturday, July 22, 2017

“Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.”
–William B. Sprague

Sunday, July 23, 2017

“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.”
–Sheryl Sandberg

Monday, July 24, 2017

“I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.”
–Margaret Thatcher

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

“There is no security on the Earth, there is only opportunity.”
–Douglas MacArthur

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
–Thomas Edison

Thursday, July 27, 2017

“Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment. And that’s the difference.”
–Lou Holtz

Friday, July 28, 2017

“Be the kind of person that you want people to think you are.”
–Socrates

Saturday, July 29, 2017

“If you want happiness for an hour take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.”
–Anonymous

Sunday, July 30, 2017

“It doesn’t matter if you try and try and try again, and fail. It does matter if you try and fail, and fail to try again.”
–Charles Kettering

Monday, July 31, 2017

“The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.”
–John Madden

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

“It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.”
–Howard Ruff

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

“Don’t be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin.”
–Grace Hansen

Thursday, August 3, 2017

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”
–John Wooden

Friday, August 4, 2017

“Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.”
–Howard Schultz

Saturday, August 5, 2017

“There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.”
–John Adams

Sunday, August 6, 2017

“People talk about getting lucky breaks in their careers. I’m living proof that the ‘lucky breaks’ theory is simply wrong. You get to make your own luck…. The world is run by those who show up…not those who wait to be asked.”
–Steve Blank

Monday, August 7, 2017

Purple Heart Day
“The only medal that I am certain I deserved is the Purple Heart.”
–Sen. Bob Kerrey (Medal of Honor recipient)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

“Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goals: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.”
–Louis Pasteur

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.”
–George Addair

Thursday, August 10, 2017

“My first job was washing dishes in the basement of a nursing home for $2.10 an hour, and I learned as much about the value of hard work there as I ever did later.”
–Douglas Preston

Friday, August 11, 2017

“Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.”
–Bill Bradley

Saturday, August 12, 2017

“I think the thing about that was I was always willing to work; I was not the fastest or biggest player but I was determined to be the best football player I could be on the football field and I think I was able to accomplish that through hard work.”
–Jerry Rice

Sunday, August 13, 2017

“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.”
–Lao Tzu

Monday, August 14, 2017

Victory Day (commemorates the end of World War II)
“I don’t think journalists in World War II were objective about the Nazis, and I don’t think they should have been.”
–Sebastian Junger

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

“We live in the kind of society where, in almost all cases, hard work is rewarded.”
–Neil deGrasse Tyson

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

“The greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.”
–Martha Washington

Thursday, August 17, 2017

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words.”
–Victor Hugo

Friday, August 18, 2017

Statehood Day (Hawaii)
“Hawaii is not a state of mind, but a state of grace.”
–Paul Theroux

Saturday, August 19, 2017

“A man who gives you less than what he has to give is telling you what he thinks of you, and telling you what he thinks of himself.”
–Pete Carill

Sunday, August 20, 2017

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”
–Henry Ford

Monday, August 21, 2017

“I’m not happy on vacation. In those rare times when I have three hours with no work I have to do, I’m terribly uncomfortable.”
–Scott Adams, Dilbert creator

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

“I think of doing a series as very hard work. But then I’ve talked to coal miners, and that’s really hard work.”
–William Shatner

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

“Faith moves mountains, but you have to keep pushing while you’re praying.”
–Mason Cooley

Thursday, August 24, 2017

“Failure is success if we learn from it.”
–Malcolm Forbes

Friday, August 25, 2017

“I never dreamt of success. I worked for it.”
–Estee Lauder

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Women’s Equality Day
“The best protection any woman can have… is courage.”
–Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Lyndon Johnson Day
“The American city should be a collection of communities where every member has a right to belong. It should be a place where every man feels safe on his streets and in the house of his friends.”
–Lyndon Johnson

Monday, August 28, 2017

“When you miss a shot, never think of what you did wrong. Take the next shot thinking of what you must do right.”
–Tony Alfonso

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

“Luck can only get you so far.”
–J.K. Rowling

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

“When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.”
–Alexander Graham Bell

Thursday, August 31, 2017

“Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.”
–Robin Sharma

Friday, September 1, 2017

“Luck? I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it, and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: hard work — and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t.”
–Lucille Ball

Saturday, September 2, 2017

“Anything in life worth having is worth working for.”
–Andrew Carnegie

Sunday, September 3, 2017

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
–Benjamin Franklin

Monday, September 4, 2017

Labor Day
“I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.”
–John D. Rockefeller

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

“It isn’t hard to be good from time to time. What is tough is being good every day.”
–Willie Mays

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

“My family would be supportive if I said I wanted to be a Martian, wear only banana skins, make love to ashtrays, and eat tree bark.”
–Casey Affleck

Thursday, September 7, 2017

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.”
–Albert Einstein

Friday, September 8, 2017

“There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.”
–Louis L’Amour

Saturday, September 9, 2017

“The common denominator of success is in forming the habit of doing the things that failures don’t like to do.”
–Albert Gray

Sunday, September 10, 2017

National Grandparents Day
“Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.”
–Alex Haley

Monday, September 11, 2017

Patriot Day
“These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat.But they have failed; our country is strong.”
–George W. Bush

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

“Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.”
–Bernard Meltzer

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

International Programmers’ Day
“Complexity kills. It sucks the life out of developers, it makes products difficult to plan, build and test, it introduces security challenges, and it causes end-user and administrator frustration.”
–Ray Ozzie

Thursday, September 14, 2017

“To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.”
–Bertrand Russell

Friday, September 15, 2017

“I’m a big believer in the power of inexperience. It was the greatest asset I had when I started TFA. If I had known at the outset how hard it was going to be, I might never have started. –Wendy Kopp

Saturday, September 16, 2017

“The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.”
–Walt Disney

Sunday, September 17, 2017

“You are never too good for anything. Always be willing to do everything.”
–Thomas Parkinson

Monday, September 18, 2017

Air Force Birthday
“The power of an air force is terrific when there is nothing to oppose it.”
–Winston Churchill

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

“In order to discover new lands, one must be willing to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”
–Anonymous

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.”
–Vincent Van Gogh

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Rosh Hashana
“Let our New Year’s resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.”
–Goran Persson

Friday, September 22, 2017

“The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.”
–Malcolm X

Saturday, September 23, 2017

“Your income is directly related to your philosophy, not the economy.”
–Jim Rohn

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Gold Star Mothers’ Day
“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”
–Joseph Campbell

Monday, September 25, 2017

“I made a resolve then that I was going to amount to something if I could. And no hours, nor amount of labor, nor amount of money would deter me from giving the best that there was in me. And I have done that ever since, and I win by it. I know.”
–Harlan Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

“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 F. Kennedy

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

World Tourism Day
“Life is short, and the world is wide.”
–Simon Raven

Thursday, September 28, 2017

“Nature gave men two ends… one to sit on and one to think with. Ever since then man’s success or failure has been dependent on the one he used most.”
–George R. Kilpatrick

Friday, September 29, 2017

“Someday is not a day of the week.”
–Denise BrennanNelson

Saturday, September 30, 2017

“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice.”
–William Jennings Bryan

Sunday, October 1, 2017

“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.”
–H. Jackson Brown Jr.”

Monday, October 2, 2017

“Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.”
–Ray Kroc

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

“Movies are hard work. The public doesn’t see that. The critics don’t see it. But they’re a lot of work. A lot of work.”
–Robert DeNiro

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Feast of St Francis of Assisi
“St. Francis of Assisi taught me that there is a wound in the Creation and that the greatest use we could make of our lives was to ask to be made a healer of it.”
–Alan Paton

Thursday, October 5, 2017

“I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.”
–Jeff Bezos

Friday, October 6, 2017

“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.”
–Mario Andretti

Saturday, October 7, 2017

“People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.”
–Bob Dylan

Sunday, October 8, 2017

“Diligence is the mother of good luck.”
–Benjamin Franklin

Monday, October 9, 2017

Indigenous People’s Day
“All things share the same breath – the beast, the tree, the man… the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.”
–Chief Seattle

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

“Everybody has a great idea for a startup, and so do their relatives, and they tell me, ‘You gotta build it.’ I say, ‘I have to believe in it.’ –Ashton Kutcher

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

“To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.”
–William Shakespeare

Thursday, October 12, 2017

“The biggest temptation is to settle for too little.”
–Thomas Merton

Friday, October 13, 2017

“I’m intimidated by the fear of being average.”
–Taylor Swift

Saturday, October 14, 2017

“If you focus on results you’ll never change. If you focus on change, you’ll get results.”
–Jack Dixon

Sunday, October 15, 2017

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
–Aristotle

Monday, October 16, 2017

Boss’s Day
“Don’t blame the boss. He has enough problems.”
–Donald Rumsfeld

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
–Anonymous

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

“If you don’t set goals, you can’t regret not reaching them.”
–Yogi Berra

Thursday, October 19, 2017

“This too, shall pass.”
–Anonymous

Friday, October 20, 2017

“They said, we have education, but what about jobs? So I started telling them, you should be taking a pledge, and the pledge should be: ‘I’m not a job seeker; I’m a job giver.’ Prepare yourself to be a job giver.”
–Muhammad Yunus

Saturday, October 21, 2017

“You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions. –Karen Blixen

Sunday, October 22, 2017

“If you are willing to do more than you are paid to do, eventually you will be paid to do more than you do.”
–Anonymous

Monday, October 23, 2017

“Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other.”
–Brian Tracy

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

“If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.”
–Elon Musk

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

“If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.”
–Seth Godin

Thursday, October 26, 2017

“Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice.”
–Peter Drucker

Friday, October 27, 2017

“If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money.”
–Abigail Van Buren

Saturday, October 28, 2017

“If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.”
–Reid Hoffman

Sunday, October 29, 2017

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
–Roald Dahl

Monday, October 30, 2017

“Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.”
–Anonymous

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Halloween
“Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.”
–Anonymous

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

All Saints’ Day
“Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.”
–Saint Augustine

Thursday, November 2, 2017

“Performance-wise, you really need to be down in the trenches; you need to do the hard work, for a lot of reasons: To build yourself as a performer, to get a sense of the audience, to work hard and to wonder, ‘Do I really want to do this?’ –Joan Jett

Friday, November 3, 2017

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”
–Anonymous

Saturday, November 4, 2017

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”
–Tony Robbins

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Daylight Saving Time ends
“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.”
–William Penn

Monday, November 6, 2017

“There is no elevator to success — you have to take the stairs.”
–Anonymous

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Election Day (New Jersey and Virginia governors)
“The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.”
–Lyndon Johnson

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
–Harriet Tubman

Thursday, November 9, 2017

“Both my mother and I were determined that we weren’t going to stay on welfare. We always worked toward doing better, toward having a better life. We never had any doubts that we would.”
–Larry Ellison

Friday, November 10, 2017

Marine Corps Birthday
“The deadliest weapon in the world is a MARINE and his rifle!” –Gen. John Pershing

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Veterans Day
“I am convinced that America’s great sea of goodwill can be, in fact, a rising tide, a tide that could lift every veteran and every family of our wounded and fallen.”
–Admiral Michael Mullen

Sunday, November 12, 2017

“If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.

–Bette Davis

Monday, November 13, 2017

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”
–Goethe

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

“The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man’s foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.”
–Thomas Huxley

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

“Think of what you have rather than of what you lack. Of the things you have, select the best and then reflect how eagerly you would have sought them if you did not have them.”
–Marcus Aurelius

Thursday, November 16, 2017

World Philosophy Day
“Philosophy is like trying to open a safe with a combination lock: each little adjustment of the dials seems to achieve nothing, only when everything is in place does the door open.”
–Ludwig Wittgenstein

Friday, November 17, 2017

“Flaming enthusiasm, backed by horse-sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.”
–Dale Carnegie

Saturday, November 18, 2017

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”
–Alice Walker

Sunday, November 19, 2017

World Toilet Day
“Certain things in life are more important than the usual crap that everyone strives for.”
–James Taylor

Monday, November 20, 2017

Africa Industrialization Day
“Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.”
–African proverb

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

World Television Day
“All television is educational television. The question is: what is it teaching? –Nicholas Johnson

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.”
–Vidal Sassoon

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Day
“Do not indulge in dreams of having what you have not, but reckon up the chief of the blessings you do possess, and then thankfully remember how you would crave for them if they were not yours.”
–Marcus Aurelius

Friday, November 24, 2017

“Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.”
–Grandma Moses

Saturday, November 25, 2017

“We ask ourselves: Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? 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 around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.”
–Marianne Williamson

Sunday, November 26, 2017

“People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.”
–George Bernard Shaw

Monday, November 27, 2017

“In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.”
–Anthony J. D’Angelo

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
–Pablo Picasso

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
–Leo Tolstoy

Thursday, November 30, 2017

“My parents had always preached the virtues of hard work. But hard work is one thing; economic struggle is another.”
–Sargent Shriver

Friday, December 1, 2017

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
–Barack Obama

Saturday, December 2, 2017

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
“Human history begins with man’s act of disobedience which is at the very same time the beginning of his freedom and development of his reason.”
–Erich Fromm

Sunday, December 3, 2017

“The history of the world is the history of a few people who had faith in themselves.”
–Swami Vivekananda

Monday, December 4, 2017

“Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness.”
–Drew Barrymore

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”
–Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

“Life’s too mysterious, don’t take it serious.”
–George Gershwin

Thursday, December 7, 2017

“No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.”
–Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Friday, December 8, 2017

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.”
–Carl Jung

Saturday, December 9, 2017

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

Sunday, December 10, 2017

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”
–William James

Monday, December 11, 2017

“Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.”
–Newt Gingrich

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person; he believed in me.”
–Jim Valvano

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Chanukah/Hanukkah (first day)
“The proper response, as Hanukkah teaches, is not to curse the darkness but to light a candle.”
–Irving Greenberg

Thursday, December 14, 2017

“You can’t go around building a better world for people. Only people can build a better world for people. Otherwise it’s just a cage.”
–Terry Pratchett

Friday, December 15, 2017

“I think that my biggest attribute to any success that I have had is hard work. There really is no substitute for working hard.”
–Maria Bartiromo

Saturday, December 16, 2017

“Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.”
–Benjamin Disraeli

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Wright Brothers Day
“No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.”
–Orville Wright

Monday, December 18, 2017

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”
–Will Rogers

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

“Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.”
–C.S. Lewis

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

“If people knew how hard I worked to achieve my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful after all.”
–Michaelengo

Thursday, December 21, 2017

“If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.”
–Muhammad Ali

Friday, December 22, 2017

“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened.”
–Billy Graham

Saturday, December 23, 2017

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”
–Stephen King

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve
“For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.”
–Charles Dickens

Monday, December 25, 2017

Christmas Day
“Peace on earth will come to stay, When we live Christmas every day.”
–Helen Steiner Rice

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Kwanzaa (until Jan 1)
“The seven principles of Kwanzaa – unity, self-determinat ion, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith — teach us that when we come together to strengthen our families and communities and honor the lesson of the past, we can face the future with joy and optimism.”
–William J. Clinton

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, December 28, 2017

“Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”
–Coco Chanel

Friday, December 29, 2017

“It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings.”
–Ann Landers

Saturday, December 30, 2017

“What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail? –Robert Schuller

Sunday, December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve
“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.”
–Bill Vaughn

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