Dealing with day to day life is easy to many people, even easier to others but there are always daily inconvenience and ordeals that we get comfort from our favorite quotes. These wonderful words of wisdom inspire and strengthen us. Indeed, words are powerful. Hurtful and insincere words wound us but thoughtful and kind words make us a better person. In this post, I would like to share with you my favorites.


My Top 3:

When somebody challenges you, fight back. Be brutal, be tough.
Donald Trump

People or situation can bully us to death. We can’t just be lying around waiting for it’s demise or waiting for someone to rescue us. I have always learned life the hard way and I have been beaten many times but didn’t we know it takes fire to make iron into steel? Yes, we should respond to challenges as creatively as we can.

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.
Zig Ziglar

I always have a goal in mind which keeps me moving, going and doing. It’s just that we don’t have that daily kick to withstand or outstand life’s demands. I get inspiration from books, I always read books. Also, I try my best to only associate with happy and positive people. I love those who are full of enthusiasm, they are electrifying.

Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.

John Maxwell

Choices, they are all ours. In every action or reaction, people  respond to it either positively or negatively. There are just so many things we’re not in control of, but we control ourselves. How we choose our feelings and actions are our power.


I asked my friends on Facebook about their fave quotes and here are what they have shared: 

Tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are. –I’ve lived by that saying since childhood. 🙂 – JC Vargas

“It’s only takes a second to say “I LOVE YOU”, but it will take a lifetime to show you HOW MUCH”- Quyen Nguyen

“Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don’t say.”- Quyen Nguyen

“Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.” – Albert Camus – Dexter Auxillo

“The only reason for evil to prevail is when good men do nothing.” — Edmund Burke – Kim Lastimosa

“It does not matter how long you live but how”- Cheng Jatico

“You are what you think, you are what you believe.” -We need to value ourselves more and trust in our own belief system. This is linked to our self esteem.If we define self esteem as the confidence in our right to be happy, feeling of being worthy and the ability to think and cope with the basic challenges of life, our beliefs are central to keeping our esteem up.- Rhon Desouza

“You REAP what you SOW.”- What did you sow today so tomorrow you can reap? What are you reaping today that you have sowed yesterday? Are you enjoying or stressing, can’t blame anyone or anything else for what you have today besides yourself.- Rhon Desouza

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” — Dr. Seuss- May Anne Hansard

The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.”
— Paulo Coelho – Juvi Suerto

Now, what’s yours?