More Inspiring Quotes, Fortunes, & Horoscopes

Compiled by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, LLM, ME, EMT
Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving, Inc.

The following are real Chinese fortunes, newspaper horoscopes, and generally inspiring quotations I have encountered over the years.  This is Volume One! 😀 I hope they inspire you as much as they inspire me on my life’s journey:

“Be Patient!  The Great Wall didn’t got build in one day.” – Chinese Fortune, verbatim!

“Because you’re irresistibly drawn to a circuitous path, getting to your goal may seem to take forever.  If you keep going, you’ll eventually get there and feel pretty good about it, too.”  — Horoscope

“Better is better. If it’s only a little bit better, feel good and take the win. A little bit better plus the magic ingredient of every day equals something you can be proud of in the end” – Horoscope

“The situation you believe is causing you unhappiness is actually not the cause at all. The cause is something random, and the solution is exercise.” – Horoscope

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Civil Rights leader Howard Thurman, in Fast Company

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde

“Adapt to circumstances, in order to make progress.” – Chinese Fortune

“If you don’t know the exact moment when the lights will go out, you might as well read until they do.” – Critic Clive James, in the Weekly Standard

“With your all-conquering spirit, you’ll interpret life’s little disappointments as encouraging messages from the universe, such as: You’re strong. You can do more. You were meant for better than this.” – Horoscope

“The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.” – Real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran, quoted in

“You have a more interesting life if you wear impressive clothes.” – Designer Vivienne Westwood, quoted in the Independent (UK)

“Confidence is what you have before you understand the problem.” – Woody Allen

“Striving for the best will bring you closer to the best.” – Chinese Fortune

“Many of life’s failures are men who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison

“It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.” – Benjamin Franklin

“It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“A calm sea does not make a skilled sailor.” – Chinese Fortune

Do you have fortunes, quotes, or horoscopes that will inspire others?  Send them to info at break diving dot org

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