Best Quotes You Can Use to Surround Yourself with

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A quotation is a handy thing to have about, saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself, always a laborious business.
A.A. Milne

After proposing different ways in which you can integrate inspirational quotes in your daily activities, I want to offer you a set of some of the best quotations that could perfectly fit into the situations suggested in the previous article. So continue reading and you will get some really good ideas on how you could use the power of positivism on a daily basis.

1. For your desktop background at home, you could pick one of these:

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.” - Helen Keller

“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.” - Louisa May Alcott

“The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.” - Adam Smith

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” - Jim Rohn

For your work environment, some perfect quotes that can help you be more productive and encourage you to have more patience and tolerance towards your colleagues, people that you don’t really choose to spend time with, but with whom you need to get along somehow, could be these:

“Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities.” - Sugar Ray Leonard

“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” - Donald Miller

“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.” - Bruce Lee

“Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.” - David Allen

“Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail. There’s only make.” - Corita Kent

“You don't have to be great to start, but you do have to start to be great.” - Unkonwn

“A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” - Colin Powell

If you don’t know how you could produce such positivistic wallpapers on your own, here is a suggestion: you can use Microsoft Office PowerPoint, choose a design from the ones available or use a personal photo you like, and insert on top of it the positive quote that you want to use. At the end you hit “Save As” and choose .jpg as format. And you’re done! Of course that you can try to do this with any other program that can save documents as images.

2. If you are one of those reckless spenders, and you find yourself at a shopping center, then you could use having one of these following quotations in sight when you open  wallet.

“Borrowing and spending is not the way to prosperity.” - Paul Ryan

“Hiding spending does not reduce spending.” - Paul Ryan

“You must learn to save first and spend afterwards.” - John Poole

“Enough is better than too much.” - French Proverb

You can just place a little note with a "saving money quote" instead of your ID, or right on top of it, so that it is always visible.

3. For the pockets you can find inside your purse, bag or backpack, here are some optimistic inspirational quotes that can bring a little smile on your face, especially when you find them when you least expect it:

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” - Ernest Hemingway

“If you are facing in the right direction, all you need to do is keep on walking.” - Buddhist saying

“The journey is the reward.” - Taoist saying

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Instead of wondering where your next vacation is, maybe you ought to set up a life you don't need to escape from.” - Seth Godin

4. For your walls, some thoughtful inspirational quotations would be appropriate, if we consider the extended surface on which you can apply them:

“Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A 'you can do it' when things are tough.” - Richard M. DeVos

“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” - Audrey Hepburn

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.” - George Washington Carver

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” - Lao Tzu

5. If you choose to craft some framed images with the quotes you want to integrate in your home decoration, you can use the same method from point 1 and then print them. And here are some great sayings that could fit both your home and your friend’s home, if you choose to give them as a present:

“The language of friendship is not words but meanings.” - Henry David Thoreau

“You aren't wealthy until you have something money can't buy." - Garth Brooks

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!” -Audrey Hepburn

“Elevate your inside game. A negative attitude is below the horizon...a place for lonesome hearts.” - T.F. Hodge

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” - Dalai Lama

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.” - C. S. Lewis

“The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.” - Sarah Ban Breathnach

6. For the suggestion involving texts printed on cloths, here are some short, but strong quotes that would nicely do:

“Try to be like the turtle - at ease in your own shell.” - Bill Copeland

“Why do anything unless it is going to be great?” - Peter Block

“Peace comes from within.  Do not seek it without.” - Gautama Buddha

“Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.” - Bernard Meltzer

“Desire nothing, give up all desires and be happy.” - Swami Sivananda

“Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.” - Tupac Shakur

“I love life because what more is there?” - Anthony Hopkins

7. When you know that you are going to have an important meeting, a challenging discussion or job interview, or when you just feel like you are in a grim mood, you can set up some notifications on your cell phone, which you know that are going to lighten up the day:

“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.” - Robert Frost

“Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it.” - Irving Berlin

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” - Bill Cosby

“Action is the foundational key to all success.” - Pablo Picasso

“Failure is success if we learn from it.” - Malcolm Forbes

“Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.” - George Eliot

“If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.” - Henry Ford

Which one is your favorite? What other great ideas of positive quotes that you can surround yourself with do you have?