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Today's CleverQuotes

Saturday October 14, 2023

Occasionally a little motivation is all you need to get your

“self confidence” started for your day, or to get you

through your day.

It’s amazing how an uplifting quote or inspirational story can completely change your day, and sometimes your life. One quote that touches your heart or reminds you of your dreams can inspire steps that would otherwise remain untaken and stir new perspectives on life and possibilities.

"CleverQuotes" was created to spread inspiration through something small, on a large scale. Though I realize that there are tons of other ‘quote websites,’ on the internet, my "CleverQuotes" is a place where you’ll always find a wealth of inspiring, motivating and insightful quotes, that I thoughtfully chosen with you and your dreams in mind.

With that, here’s some motivation for your day!  When you’re done, share it with those you want to motivate.

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Be nice to people on 

your way up because 

you'll meet them on 

your way down.

Wilson Mizner

Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open.

Pauline Kael

Top Ten Reasons We Should Learn to Laugh a Whole Lot More

by John G. Carlson, PhD - Republished by Danny Rhoades

1. Laughter causes deep muscle relaxation. If you have ever laughed so hard that you've wet your pants, you know what I am talking about.

2. Laughter reduces stress. In addition to our bodies physically relaxing, we may forget our troubles, even if only temporarily.

3. Laughter has health benefits. When we laugh, our blood pressure and pulse rates drop slightly, endorphins (chemicals that sup-press pain and help you to feel better) are released into our bodies, and T-cells (key fighters in our immune systems) increase.

4. Laughter is a universal language. Laughter is a unique human phenomenon that happens in every culture. It helps us to go beyond our cultural differences by emphasizing what we have in common.

5. Laughter promotes creativity and is conducive to learning. Chances are good that students will learn more from teachers who use laughter and humor, people who are able to laugh at themselves. Laughter breaks up the routine and can illustrate points. It also helps us to see life from a different perspective.

6. Laughter promotes communication. Think of laughter as a social lubricant. It connects, bonds, and builds rapport.

7. Laughter is an expression of auction. It's a way to love people by helping them to smile, laugh, experience a sense of connectedness, and feel better about themselves and about life.

8. Laughter is a reinforcer. Laughter can motivate and energize people.

9. Laughter is a coping mechanism. Laughter can help us to get through the tough times. As Bill Cosby says, "If you can find laughter in anything, you can survive it."

10. Laughter increases our rapport with others. This has professional implications. Compliance increases when we have established rapport with someone. For example, salespeople sell more, patients tend to comply more with health regimens, and students work harder in class.

Adopted in part from Stephen Saffron on How to Teach a Humor and Play Class.


Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
by~Earl Nightingale -

Your personal life, your professional life, and your creative life are all intertwined. I went through a few very difficult years where I felt like a failure. But it was actually really important for me to go through that. Struggle, for me, is the most inspirational thing in the world at the end of the day - as long as you treat it that way.
Skylar Grey

“Truth is, whether we like it or not, we’re bound to outgrow the concept of love overtime. It has to be renewed, and the only way to renew it is through our sensuality. So constantly upgrading your own sensuality is a must; it’s how you stay at the leading edge of your love life.” 

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.
Steve Jobs

I believe if you keep your faith, you keep your trust, you keep the right attitude, if you're grateful, you'll see God open up new doors.
Joel Osteen

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want   
to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live.
~George Bernard Shaw

“An enchanted life has many moments when the heart is overwhelmed with beauty and the imagination is electrified by some haunting quality in the world or by a spirit or voice speaking from deep within a thing, a place, or a person. Enchantment may be”

Henry Louis Mencken

We have learned to fly in the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers.                                                    Martin Luther King, Jr.

The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.                                         Calvin Trillin



Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint.
Don Marquis


Silence is golden, unless you have kids, then silence is just plain suspicious.


Common sense is like deodorant, those who need it the most never use it.

Danny Rhoades

Observation. — Nevertheless, what a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.
Charles Dudley Warner, My Summer in a Garden, "What I Know about Gardening: Third Week," 1870

My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet.
Edith Wharton

Red is such an interesting color to correlate with emotion, because it's on both ends of the spectrum. On one end you have happiness, falling in love, infatuation with someone, passion, all that. On the other end, you've got obsession, jealousy, danger, fear, anger and frustration.
Taylor Swift


Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world.
Louis Pasteur

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger

“It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together… and I knew it.”
Tom Hanks, Sleepless In Seattle

“For all of the most important things, the timing always sucks. Waiting for a good time to quit your job? The stars will never align and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn’t conspire against you, but it doesn’t go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. ‘Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as bad. If it’s important to you and you want to do it ‘eventually’, just do it and correct course along the way.”
Timothy Ferriss

“Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible — the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.”
Virginia Satir

“To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.”

Feelings aroused by the touch of someone's hand, the sound of music, the smell of a flower, a beautiful sunset, a work of art, love, laughter, hope and faith - all work on both the unconscious and the conscious aspects of the self, and they have physiological consequences as well.
Bernie Siegel

Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.
Thich Nhat Hanh

So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality, nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit.
Christopher McCandless

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But, logic, like whiskey, loses its beneficial effect when taken in too large quantities.  

Edward John Moreton 

If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.                                             Olin Miller

What may be done at any time will be done at no time.                                                              Scottish Proverb

There's nothing to match curling up with a good book when there's a repair job to be done around the house.      Joe Ryan

I've been looking over the list of spring chores I made up last fall, and darned if they aren't fall chores, after all.     Robert Brault

The best way to get something done is to begin.

“I will always choose a lazy person to do a hard job, because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.”
Bill Gates

Say what you will, sir, but I know what I know;
That you beat me at the mart, I have your hand to show:
If the skin were parchment, and the blows you gave were ink,
Your own handwriting would tell you what I think.

William Shakespeare

The world is governed more by appearance than realities so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.
Daniel Webster


My wife never gives up. She is so insistent that she entered the wrong password over and over again until she managed to convince the computer that she's right!


During war, the laws are silent.
Quintus Tullius Cicero


I believe if you keep your faith, you keep your trust, you keep the right attitude, if you're grateful, you'll see God open up new doors.
Joel Osteen


Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.
Bradley Whitford

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.
Calvin Coolidge


I am going to keep having fun every day I have left, because there is no other way of life. You just have to decide whether you are a Tigger or an Eeyore.     
Randy Pausch


A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
Marcus Garvey

We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change.
Katharine Hepburn

I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
Winston Churchill

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