12 Quotes That Get Me Through

Nolan Bushnell

Nolan Bushnell (Photo credit: P1r)

If I were to do a full quotes I love blog this week, we’d be here until next year.

With all the craziness in the news from politicians (Republicans feel free to exit my parts please) to innocent children being murdered (Travon is unfortunately only one that got media coverage) to outrage at a Hunger Games character being a sweet black young lady…  I have to tune out of that madness and back into the love I’m trying to bring into the world thru my work & being.  So here are just a quick dozen in no particular order…

“The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.” – Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese’s


“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people wont so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.” – A student in Warren G. Tracy’s class


“I had to make my own living and my own opportunity! But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them!”
– Madam C.J. Walker, creator of a popular line of African-American hair care products and America’s first black female millionaire

Madam C.J. Walker in an early automobile

Madam C.J. Walker in an early automobile (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


“An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it.” – Roy Ash


“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill


“The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.” – Confucius

 “I have always found that my view of success has been iconoclastic: success to me is not about money or status or fame, its about finding a livelihood that brings me joy and self-sufficiency and a sense of contributing to the world.”
– Anita Roddick

Dame Anita Roddick plaque

“Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting.” – William Shakespeare


“Had we not loved ourselves at all, we could never have been obliged to love anything. So that self-love is the basis of all love.” – Thomas Traherne

“Each body has its art…” – Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks, Miami Book Fair Internationa...

“I am convinced that life in a physical body is meant to be an ecstatic experience.” – Shakti Gawain

Please add any of your favorite quotes in the comments section.  We can all come here when we need a little lift of inspiration.

Love, Peace & Essence

3 thoughts on “12 Quotes That Get Me Through

  1. rebecca says:

    thankyou for the small reminders of great spirits!

  2. Simply Tia says:

    I love these! About to go research Madam C.J Walker too.

  3. Stas' says:

    Love them all!

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