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 Entrepreneur.com
“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
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