Quote This

When our youngest began her freshman year of college last fall – just as I did with our middle child – I texted her a ‘quote of the day’ from my vault of inspiring and uplifting words. At most, over the ensuing nine months, I missed a handful of opportunities to keep her spirits up every day.

My treasure trove document of quotes collected over the past 20 years now exceeds 30 pages. Rather than text you, please enjoy 10 of my favorites:

“Personally, I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.” ~ Winston Churchill

“If plan A fails, remember there are 25 more letters.” ~ Chris Cuillebeaur

“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get back up.” ~ Vince Lombardi

“If everyone is thinking alike then somebody isn’t thinking.” ~ George S. Patton

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” ~ Chinese Proverb

“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” ~ George Lorimer

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” ~ Judy Garland

“We don’t need more to be thankful for; we just need to be more thankful.” ~ Carlos Castaneda

“In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes

“Done is better than perfect.” ~ Sheryl Sandberg

And one more:

“Average players want to be left alone. Good players want to be coached. Great players want to be told the truth.” ~ Doc Rivers


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