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500 Eye-Opening Quotes About Observing And Observation

1. “Observe the space between your thoughts, then observe the observer.” ~Hamilton Boudreaux


2. “Healthy scepticism is the basis of all accurate observation.” – Arthur Conan Doyle


3. “But I remember one thing: it wasn't me that started acting deaf, it was people that first started acting like I was too dumb to hear or see or say anything at all.”


4. “Art demands constant observation.” – Vincent van Gogh


5. Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax. –Bryant McGill


6. “The present time has one advantage over every other – it is our own.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton


7. “Your actions are your only true belongings.” ~ Allan Lokos


8. “Fear less, hope more; Whine less, breathe more; Be quiet, notice everything; Hate less, love more; And all good things are yours.”


9. “The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Buddha


10. “I am definitely going to take a course on time management — just as soon as I can work it into my schedule.”


11. Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance. -Amit Ray


12. “Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you.”


13. “With every act of self-care your authentic self gets stronger, and the critical, fearful mind gets weaker. Every act of self-care is a powerful declaration: I am on my side, I am on my side, each day I am more and more on my own side.”


14. “Time is money, especially when you are talking to a lawyer or buying a commercial.” —Frank Dane


15. “Honoring your own boundaries is the clearest message to others to honor them, too.”


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18. “Be you, love you. All ways, always.” — Alexandra Elle


19. “There are no secrets, no formulas. It’s just a matter of looking carefully.” – Colin Poole


20. “Cherish time. Your most valuable resource. You can never make up the time you lose. The most important choices you’ll ever make are how you use your time.” ~ David Kekich


21. “I notice everything, I just don’t speak on it.”


22. “You are worth the quiet moment. You are worth the deeper breaths and you are worth the time it takes to slow down, be still, and rest.”


23. “Wherever you are, at any moment, try and find something beautiful. A face, a line out of a poem, the clouds out of a window, some graffiti, a wind farm. Beauty cleans the mind.”


24. “Take a shower, wash off the day. Drink a glass of water. Make the room dark. Lie down and close your eyes. Notice the silence. Notice your heart. Still beating. Still fighting. You made it, after all. You made it, another day. And you can make it one more. You’re doing just fine.”


25. “In truth, people can generally make time for what they choose to do; it is not really the time but the will that is lacking.”


26. Step by step. I can't think of any other way of accomplishing anything. - Michael Jordan


27. “I believe in one day at a time; you’ve got today, that’s what you’ve got.”


28. “True happiness, we are told, consists in getting out of one's self; but the point is not only to get out - you must stay out; and to stay out you must have some absorbing errand.”


29. “Happiness is the ability to lose yourself in something to the point that you don’t notice the passage of time.” ~ Nicole Fisher


30. It's no big thing, but you make big things out of little things sometimes. - Robert Duvall


31. “Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” ~Buddha


32. “Mindfulness isn’t difficult, we just need to remember to do it.”– Sharon Salzberg


33. “Keep good company, read good books, love good things, and cultivate soul and body as faithfully as you can.”


34. “Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can’t buy more hours. Scientists can’t invent new minutes. And you can’t save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.” —Denis Waitley


35. “Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance.” ― Amit Ray, Mindfulness : Living in the Moment – Living in the Breath


36. “Art is changing. Again. Here. Now. Opportunities to witness this are rare, so attend and observe.” — Jerry Saltz


37. “Everyone is lonely, we have to remember that life is to be lived one day at a time. You cannot worry about the past or future. Happiness is in the now.”


38. “Observation, not old age, brings wisdom.”


39. “True patience is grounded in wisdom & compassion.”


40. “You might be tempted to avoid the messiness of daily living for the tranquility of stillness and peacefulness. This of course would be an attachment to stillness, and like any strong attachment, it leads to delusion. It arrests development and short-circuits the cultivation of wisdom.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn, Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness meditation in Everyday Life


41. Life is made up of little things. It is very rarely that an occasion is offered for doing a great deal at once. True greatness consists in being great in the little things. - Charles Simmons


42. “Mindfulness is a mental activity that in due course eliminates all suffering.” — Ayya Khema


43. “The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn


44. “Nothing is forever except change.” ~ Buddha


45. “Always concentrate on how far you have come, rather than how far you have left to go. The difference in how easy it seems will amaze you.”


46. “Self-care is non-negotiable. That’s the thing that you have to do. And beauty is the thing that can be the benefit of self-care. Beauty is not the point. Beauty is just a cute side-effect from self-care.”


47. “We kings do develop a certain ability to recognize objects under our noses.”


48. “Don’t let a day go by without asking who you are…each time you let a new ingredient to enter your awareness.” ― Deepak Chopra, The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life


49. Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. -Mother Teresa


50. “I think a lot of what we learn about others isn’t what they tell us. It’s what we observe. People can tell us anything they want.”


51. “The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.” — C.S. Lewis


52. “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.”


53. Unbeknownst to a lot of us, our children actually listen to just about everything we say and, even more so, watch everything we do. They notice the choices we make and the company we keep. - Author: Tom Carper


54. Be slow – like the tortoise!


55. Well, I can understand how you feel. You worked hard, studying for the spelling bee, and I suppose you feel you let everyone down, and you made a fool of yourself and everything. But did you notice something, Charlie Brown?"


56. “First OBSERVE then SERVE.” – Linda K. Burton


57. “You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.”


58. “He who has freed himself of the disease of ‘tomorrow’ has a chance to attain what he came here for.” – G.I. Gurdjieff


59. “Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.”


60. Be your own person!


61. There is never enough time to do everything, but there is…


62. “One day at a time is all we do. One day at a time is good for you.”


63. My biggest problem is that I notice everything.


64. “Observe the silence between your thoughts, actions, reactions, and you will feel the presence of spirit in the stillness of those spaces.” – Deepak Chopra


65. “Failure is success in progress.”


66. Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things. I am tempted to think there are no little things. - Bruce Barton


67. “The greatest gift you can give yourself is a little bit of your own attention.”


68. “If you can’t do anything about it, then let it go. Don’t be a prisoner to things you can’t change.”


69. “I just sit back and observe. You learn more that way.” – Unknown


70. “To do two things at once is to do neither.”


71. “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu


72. “It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”


73. “I noticed your behavior yesterday, and I noted that today, and I will show you tomorrow how I will behave.”


74. “We have only now, only this single eternal moment opening and unfolding before us, day and night.” – Jack Kornfield


75. “I notice everything. It’s just that I don’t react, so you don’t see it. But just because you don’t see it doesn’t mean I’m not aware of what’s going on.”


76. The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well. - John D. Rockefeller


77. There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.” — “Calvin and Hobbes” by Bill Watterson


78. “Be curious, not judgmental.” – Walt Whitman


79. Never leave ’till tomorrow which you can do today.


80. “Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.”


81. “It’s one day at a time, that’s all there is to it, and so I don’t have to worry about it. All I do is, okay, I do not have to drink. And if I feel like it, I postpone it for ten minutes, and that way I find something else to do in the meantime.”


82. “You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.”


83. I notice everything, but I keep quiet. I have a lot of thoughts in my head, but I don’t say them out loud. Sometimes people think I’m weird because I don’t talk much. But when you know more than the other person, you can’t say it. You have to let them conclude on their own.


84. “I believe it was the great ogre philosopher Gary who observed that complexity is, generally speaking, an illusion of conscious desire. All things exist in as simple a form as necessity dictates. When a thing is labeled 'complex,' that's just a roundabout way of saying you're not observant enough to understand it.”


85. “The duty of the media is to observe truth and social responsibility.” — Salva Kiir Mayardit


86. The ultimate source of my mental happiness is my peace of mind. Nothing can destroy this except my own anger. -Dalai Lama


87. “My goal is no longer to get more done, but rather to have less to do.”


88. “Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.” ~ Andrew Jackson


89. “Step outside for a while – calm your mind. It is better to hug a tree than to bang your head against a wall continually.” ~ Rasheed Ogunlaru


90. “To be able to observe with a stranger’s eye helps one to see with an artist’s eye. What alienates us inspires.”


91. “Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” – Thich Nhat Hanh


92. “The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.”


93. Everything worthwhile is a good idea, but did you ever notice there is more bad ideas that will work than there is good ones? - Author: Will Rogers


94. Hathin stared out across the water and deliberately let her eyes unfocus slightly. It did no good lodging your gaze on the waves as they slid and fractured. The trick was to see nothing and everything, until you started to notice any tear or break in the rhythms of the water. - Author: Frances Hardinge


95. “Training your mind to be the present moment is the number one key to making healthier choices.” – Susan Albers


96. “Excellence without effort is as futile as progress without preparation.”


97. Just be sure that you observe carefully what wells up within you and place that above everything that you notice around you. - Author: Rainer Maria Rilke


98. In today’s rush, we all think too much — seek too much — want too much — and forget about the joy of just being. –Eckhart Tolle


99. “You see, but you do not observe.” – Arthur Conan Doyle


100. It is not the straining for great things that is most effective; it is the doing the little things, the common duties, a little better and better. - Elizabeth Stuart Phelps


101. “When I’m hungry, I eat what I love. When I’m bored, I do something I love. When I’m lonely, I connect with someone I love. When I feel sad, I remember that I am loved.”— Michelle May


102. I notice everything. The way you brush your hair, your eyes crinkle when you smile, and your favorite color is blue. I notice everything about you, making me love you even more.


103. I notice you. I notice your mistakes. And while I may not say anything today, you can bet that tomorrow, I might remind you.


104. I have the feeling that I've seen everything, but failed to notice the elephants. - Author: Anton Chekhov


105. We forget the little things, so it's no wonder some of us screw up the big things. - Neil Cavuto


106. “Don’t compare your progress to that of others. We need our own time to travel our own distance.”


107. “Every man who observes vigilantly, and resolves steadfastly, grows unconsciously into genius.” – Edward Bulwer-Lytton


108. A simple definition of me; attentive, curious, eager to learn more!


109. “Just because I don’t react, doesn’t mean I didn’t notice.”


110. “Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax.” – Bryant McGill


111. It’s easier to see someone else’s flaw than it is to see our own—and we can get so lost in other people’s lives that we forget to live our own.


112. “There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation, and for some men it is quite as difficult to record an observation in brief and plain language.”


113. “Taking care is one way to show your love. Another way is letting people take good care of you when you need it.”


114. “Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.”


115. “If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.”


116. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”


117. “You noticed that? He nods. “I notice everything about you.” – Michelle Dalton


118. “Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t).” – James Baraz


119. Flowing river or stagnant pond?


120. “I believe in one day at a time; you’ve got today, that’s what you've got.”


121. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”


122. The world is not moved only by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. - Helen Keller


123. “So little time and so little to do.”


124. “Lack of time is actually lack of priorities.” — Tim Ferriss, Tools of Titans


125. “For disappearing acts, it’s hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work.”


126. “Who controls the past, controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”


127. “Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you.” — Katie Reed


128. “The feeling that any task is a nuisance will soon disappear if it is done in mindfulness.”


129. “Better three hours too soon than one minute too late.” ~ William Shakespeare


130. “But if one observes, one will see that the body has its own intelligence; it requires a great deal of intelligence to observe the intelligence of the body.”


131. “We do the best we can in life, we take things one day at a time and sometimes we all just need a simple reminder of that.”


132. “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien


133. I notice the little things in life and tend to stay quiet about them. It’s not because I don’t care or because it doesn’t matter to me. It’s because sometimes there aren’t words for what you’re feeling inside when something wonderful happens. Sometimes all you can do is take a deep breath and smile at how incredible life is.


134. The moment that you are willing to step outside of tomorrow, outside of needing more time, or having more time, everything becomes possible. And you may finally notice where the Buddha has always been. - Author: Adyashanti


135. “Mindfulness has never met a cognition it didn’t like.” – Daniel J. Siegel


136. “I believe everything has a solution, and I take it one day at a time or one thing at a time.”


137. “The practice of mindfulness begins in the small, remote cave of your unconscious mind and blossoms with the sunlight of your conscious life, reaching far beyond the people and places you can see.” – Earon Davis


138. “I think a lot. I notice everything. But I never say a word.”


139. “Haste in every business brings failures.”


140. “How can we resent the life we’ve created for ourselves? Who’s to blame, who’s to credit, but us? Who can change it, any time we wish, but us? “ ~ Richard Bach


141. “Until further notice… celebrate everything!”


142. Life is an endurance sport, but endurance without compassion is torture. Living mindfully, we bring our whole heart to the event of being alive so that we can be present from beginning to end. — Lauren Eckstrom


143. I notice everything, but I keep quiet and pretend I don’t. I’m not afraid to speak my mind, but I will wait until the time is right. I’ll let the truth come out when it’s ready to be heard.


144. “Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments.”


145. “We all have our problems and challenges, so I’ll focus on making my worries go away rather than react to everything that flies past me.”


146. “Mindfulness helps us to live in harmony with our thoughts, words, and actions.” – Amit Ray


147. “It’s good to have an end in mind but in the end what counts is how you travel.” – Orna Ross


148. “The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.” – George Bernard Shaw


149. “Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.”


150. Don't get sucked in, Dave was always saying to me. Kind of like Helder's container idea: Notice everything, but don't buy into it. Hold it. - Author: Heather Sellers


151. “Do every act of your life as though it were the last act of your life .”


152. “How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon. December is here before it's June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?”— Dr. Seuss, “How Did it Get So Late So Soon?”


153. “Looking at beauty in the world is the first step of purifying the mind.” – Amit Ray


154. “Actively recognizing progress towards your goal will ultimately end up inspiring you and have you pushing even harder.”


155. “The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.”– Jon Kabat-Zinn


156. “Seeing is the consequence of optics; observing is the consequence of imaginative contemplation.”


157. “Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you’re doing.” – Jon Kabat Zinn


158. “When people go through something rough in life, they say, ‘I’m taking it one day at a time.’ Yes, so is everybody. Because that’s how time works.”


159. “When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another – and ourselves.” – Jack Kornfield


160. “Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back.” — Harvey MacKay


161. “Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.” – Daphne Rose Kingma


162. “The most precious resource we all have is time.” —Steve Jobs


163. Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken. –Oscar Wilde


164. Make the right choices


165. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”


166. “The key to happiness is really progress and growth and constantly working on yourself and developing something.”


167. “Mindfulness gives you time. Time gives you choices. Choices, skillfully made, lead to freedom.” – Bhante Henepola Gunaratana


168. “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.”


169. “I wish that life should not be cheap, but sacred. I wish the days to be as centuries, loaded, fragrant.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson


170. “Feelings come and go like cloudys in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” – Thich Nhat Hanh


171. Don’t think you can hide anything from me! I notice everything—I’m just too polite to show it.


172. “If you’re determined to think of yourself as limited, fearful, vulnerable, or scarred by past experience, know only that you have chosen to do so. The opportunity to experience yourself differently is always available.” – Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche


173. “Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.”


174. “Progress is not achieved by luck or accident, but by working on yourself daily.”


175. “Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking.” – Wallace Stevens


176. Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.” — Leonardo da Vinci


177. “Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” – Mother Teresa


178. “Learn to sit back and observe. Not everything needs a reaction.”


179. “We should always allow some time to elapse, for time discloses the truth.” ~ Seneca


180. I watch people, which is why I notice things about them. I don’t always share what I notice with them, though. It’s not always appropriate or necessary for me to do so. I see everything, but most of the time, I don’t judge people on it because everyone has their own story.


181. “Time cannot be packaged and ribboned and left under trees for Christmas morning. Time can’t be given. But it can be shared.” ~ Cecelia Ahern


182. We all have our problems and challenges, so I’ll focus on making my worries go away than react to everything that flies past me.


183. “Time, which changes people, does not alter the image we have of them.” — Marcel Proust


184. Mindfulness gives you time. Time gives you choices. Choices, skillfully made, lead to freedom.” -Bhante Henepola Gunaratana


185. “The moment a man ceases to progress, to grow higher, wider and deeper, then his life becomes stagnant.”


186. “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” — Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol


187. I don’t react but trust me, I notice everything.


188. “Believe you can, and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt


189. “Visualize your highest self and start showing up as him/her.” – Ali Owens


190. “Mindfulness is a simple practice, but not an easy one ... but you are worth doing hard things.” — Nicole Davis


191. “Who will observe the observers?” — Arthur Eddington


192. It’s an every day thing


193. “Time does not change us. It just unfolds us.” —Max Frisch


194. Remember I notice everything I am just silent now.


195. “The years teach much the days never know.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


196. “Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.”


197. “Only the guy who isn’t rowing has time to rock the boat.”


198. “Questions lead to further questions, and inquiry breeds insight. Gathering expertise brings both confidence and consolation. E. O. Wilson wrote: "You start by loving a subject. Birds, probability theory, stars, differential equations, storm fronts, sign language, swallowtail butterflies....The subject will be your lodestar and give sanctuary in the shifting mental universe.”


199. “The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.”


200. “Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”


201. People notice the most beautiful dress every person can wear, ... a smile - Author: Anne Stuart


202. “Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand melting like a snowflake.” – Francis Bacon Sr.


203. “In each moment the fire rages, it will burn away a hundred veils. And carry you a thousand steps toward your goal.” ~ Rumi


204. “Time does not pass; it continues.” —Marty Rubin


205. “Self-care is so much more than a beauty regimen or an external thing you do. It has to start within your heart to know what you need to navigate your life. A pedicure doesn’t last, but meditating every day does.”


206. There’s only one thing more precious than our time and that’s who we spend it on.” — Leo Christopher


207. “The thing about Time is that its so abundant for everybody, everyone has exactly twenty four hours in a day to prove ourselves, to achieve all we have for that day.” ~ James Clear


208. “Watch, witness. Your body is not you; your mind is not you. You are just a pure witness.” – Osho


209. “Paradise is not a place; it’s a state of consciousness.” – Sri Chinmoy


210. “With every act of self-care your authentic self gets stronger, and the critical, fearful mind gets weaker. Every act of self-care is a powerful declaration: I am on my side, I am on my side, each day I am more and more on my own side.” — Susan Weiss Berry


211. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”


212. There’s a world of possibilities out there


213. “Want the change. Be inspired by the flame


214. “I live one day at a time, one day at a time. Yesterday’s gone and tomorrow is blind, so I live one day at a time.”


215. “The observation of nature is part of an artist’s life, it enlarges his form and knowledge, keeps him fresh and from working only by formula, and feeds inspiration.” – Henry Moore


216. “In today’s rush, we all think too much–seek too much–want too much–and forget about the joy of just being.” — Eckhart Tolle


217. Believe you can, and you’re halfway there. –Theodore Roosevelt


218. “Be like a postage stamp — stick to one thing until you get there.”


219. “Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters.” ~ Margaret Peters


220. “Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.” – William Shakespeare


221. “We must use time as a tool, not as a couch.” — John F. Kennedy


222. Being able to notice things without reacting to them is a superpower. It’s a skill that takes practice, but once you get it down, you’ll feel the weight of the world lift off of your shoulders and be able to focus your energy on places where you can make a difference and have an impact.


223. “Everywhere was connected to everywhere else, Pismire had said.”


224. “I like to think I’m a listener, and I’m fascinated by observing people – I suppose you just lock that in.” – Amanda Burton


225. “You can’t turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again.” —Bonnie Prudden


226. “Wisdom says we are nothing. Love says we are everything. Between these two our life flows.” – Jack Kornfield


227. “Observation capitalizes inspiration.” – Alex Faickney Osborn


228. “Everything takes time. Everything that hurts passes with time where each person heals on their own schedule.” ~ Byron Pulsifer


229. “No man goes before his time—unless the boss leaves early.” —Groucho Marx


230. “Self-care has become a new priority — the revelation that it’s perfectly permissible to listen to your body and do what it needs.” — Frances Ryan


231. “One of the best tips to build a good today is to focus only on today. That singular focus makes it a lot easier to find and create the success you want.”


232. “Think about the practice of meditation as zoning in, as opposed to spacing out.” — Susie Levan


233. “Generosity is another quality which, like patience, letting go, non-judging, and trust, provides a solid foundation for mindfulness practice.” — Jon Kabat-Zinn


234. I’m the kind who notices everything and keeps quiet about it because I know that if I say something, people won’t like it. And even if they like what I say, they don’t necessarily want to hear it. So my advice is: keep quiet and observe from a distance. It’s much more effective.


235. “No such thing as spare time, no such thing as free time, no such thing as downtime. All you got is lifetime. Go.”


236. “The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.”


237. “Women are always most observed when they seem themselves least to observe, or to lay out for observation.” — Samuel Richardson


238. We cannot all do great things, but we can do small things with great love. - Mother Teresa


239. No, no, one can imagine nothing in the world, not the least thing. Everything is composed of so many isolated details that are not to be foreseen. In one's imagining one passes over them and hasty as one is doesn't notice that they are missing. But realities are slow and indescribably detailed. - Author: Rainer Maria Rilke


240. “I notice everything. And by everything, I literally mean everything. I notice when someone stops hitting me up like they used to. I notice when the way someone talks to me starts changing. I notice the little things that people do, and the little things they used to do. I notice when things change, and when it’s no longer the same. I notice every single little detail. I just don’t say anything.”


241. Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. - Robert Brault


242. “Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.” – Ramana Maharshi


243. Most of the critical things in life, which become the starting points of human destiny, are little things. - R. Smith


244. “University was a chance to people-watch and to mix with people from all various walks of life, which as an actor is a great experience because you get to observe people.” — Tom Riley


245. “Don’t believe everything you think. Thoughts are just that – thoughts.” ―Allan Lokos


246. “Being mindful means that we suspend judgment for a time, set aside our immediate goals for the future, and take in the present moment as it is rather than as we would like it to be.” – Mark Williams


247. “If you go too fast, you might not notice everything. On the other hand, you don’t want to be late.” — Maira Kalman


248. “When life is tough then take it just one day at a time. Or sometimes an hour at a time.”


249. “Reality is only an agreement – today is always today.”– Zen Proverb


250. “The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” – Henry Miller


251. “Live the actual moment. Only this actual moment is life.” ~ Thích Nhất Hạnh


252. “Just as water reflects the stars and the moon, the body reflects the mind and soul.”


253. “If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret.”– Jim Carrey


254. “Vipassana meditation is an ongoing creative purification process. Observation of the moment-to-moment experience cleanses the mental layers, one after another.”


255. The Lord likes small things best, especially those done with love. - Mother Teresa


256. “The life of faith is lived one day at a time, and it has to be lived – not always looked forward to as though the “real” living were around the next corner. It is today for which we are responsible. God still owns tomorrow.”


257. “Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time.” ~ Rich Warren


258. The main thing is to pay attention. Pay close attention to everything, notice


259. Shy people notice everything but they don’t get noticed.


260. I'm inspired by everything that goes on around me. I'm a sponge. I'm very analytical. I notice the things that most people don't notice. - Author: Kevin Gates


261. “When you focus on what works for you and what doesn’t, you step out of that comparison cycle and spiral into your real, beautiful life.” – Robyn Conley Downs


262. Don’t hate me for not missing you because it was never part of my plans and will never be.


263. “Mindfulness meditation doesn’t change life. Life remains as fragile and unpredictable as ever. Meditation changes the heart’s capacity to accept life as it is.” – Sylvia Boorstein


264. “I don't need time, I need a deadline.” — Duke Ellington


265. People assume because someone doesn’t care to catch them in every single lie, they’re not paying attention. But that’s not true at all!


266. “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have 24-hour days.”


267. “Girls notice everything. From your change of emotion in texts, to your short responses and always giving reasons not to hangout. We notice.”


268. “Look at other people and ask yourself if you are really seeing them or just your thoughts about them.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn


269. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. ”


270. “Self-care has become a new priority — the revelation that it’s perfectly permissible to listen to your body and do what it needs.”


271. “When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs, and habits — anything that kept me small. My judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.”


272. “Some people think that I don’t care, but they couldn’t be more wrong. I don’t feel the need to react to everything.”


273. “There’s time enough, but none to spare.” – Charles W. Chesnutt


274. “No matter where I am in the world or what’s on my schedule, I begin each day by reading an inspirational book and then meditating and praying. I adopted this healthy habit many years ago to ensure that my first thoughts of the day were positive.”


275. “I notice everything, but I don’t show it.”


276. Make sure you’re on the right road


277. “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” —Marthe Troly-Curtin


278. “I have learned the truth of the observation that the more one approaches great men the more one finds that they are men.” – Bernard Baruch


279. “Life becomes a series of small miracles, and you may start to notice everything that goes right in a typical life and not the few things that go wrong.” — Will Schwalbe


280. Life isn’t a matter of milestones but of moments.


281. “Take my hand. We will walk. We will only walk. We will enjoy our walk without thinking of arriving anywhere.”


282. “If you are a grandfather, give your grandchildren what they long for most – your time.” ~ Carolyn Booth


283. “Life’s so full that you just take it one day at a time.”


284. One small step for man…


285. The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. — Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace


286. “Mindfulness is a quality that’s always there. It’s an illusion that there’s a meditation and post-meditation period, which I always find amusing, because you’re either mindful or you’re not.” – Richard Gere


287. “When you move your focus from competition to contribution life becomes a celebration. Never try to defeat people, just win their hearts.”


288. “No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy today, mix good cheer with friends today, enjoy it and bless God for it.”


289. “Time is what keeps everything from happening at once.” ~ Ray Cummings


290. “I’m inspired by everything that goes on around me. I’m a sponge. I’m very analytical. I notice the things that most people don’t notice.” – Kevin Gates


291. “Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing.” ― Pema Chodron


292. “We all make time for what we feel is important in our lives.” ~ Anonymous


293. Men stumble over pebbles, never over mountains. - H. Emilie Cady


294. “True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.”


295. “My brain and my heart are really important to me, I don’t know why I wouldn’t seek help to have those things be as healthy as my teeth. I go to the dentist. So why wouldn’t I go to a shrink?”


296. “We must use time as a tool, not as a couch.” —John F. Kennedy


297. “It won’t do you any good to run if you’re running the wrong way. I’ve developed a new philosophy. I only dread one day at a time.”


298. The most brilliant satire of all time was 'A Modest Proposal' by Jonathan Swift. You'll notice how everything got straightened out in Ireland within days of that coming out. - Author: P. J. O'Rourke


299. “Do not speak about anyone who is not physically present.”


300. You have to persevere


301. I don’t react to things unless they’re worth reacting to, but I see them.


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


303. “Allow yourself to be proud of yourself and all the progress you’ve made. Especially the progress that no one else can see.”


304. “Time expands, then contracts, all in tune with the stirrings of the heart.”


305. “Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.” — Jim Rohn


306. “Respond; don’t react. Listen; don’t talk. Think; don’t assume.” – Raji Lukkoor


307. Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be. — Sonia Ricotti


308. “Time is the longest distance between two places.” —Tennessee Williams


309. “To be noticed is to be loved.” ― Ali Smith


310. “What is love? Love is the absence of judgement.”


311. “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”


312. “Knowledge does not mean mastering a great quantity of different information, but understanding the nature of mind. This knowledge can penetrate each one of our thoughts and illuminate each one of our perceptions.” – Matthieu Ricard


313. Keep learning new things


314. “I overthink because I notice everything.”


315. “For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them.”


316. “A comedian needs more than just a sense of humour. He needs to observe everything around him.” — Vivek


317. “We never keep to the present. We recall the past; we anticipate the future as if we found it too slow in coming and were trying to hurry it up, or we recall the past as if to stay its too rapid flight. We are so unwise that we wander about in times that do not belong to us, and do not think of the only one that does; so vain that we dream of times that are not and blindly flee the only one that is. The fact is that the present usually hurts. We thrust it out of sight because it distresses us, and if we find it enjoyable, we are sorry to see it slip away. We try to give it the support of the future, and think how we are going to arrange things over which we have no control for a time we can never be sure of reaching.


318. “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” ~ Charles Darwin


319. “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”


320. “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” ― Dalai Lama


321. “Regret for wasted time is more wasted time.”


322. “I don’t know anything anymore. Is that normal? Is it normal to notice the enormity of everything and just go blank?” — A.M. Homes


323. “Open the window of your mind. Allow the fresh air, new lights and new truths to enter.” – Amit Ray


324. Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It's the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps. - Sharon Draper


325. “The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” ~Thích Nhất Hạnh


326. “Don’t look too far into the future, just look at tomorrow. One day at a time. Can you win tomorrow? Can you make progress? The answer is yes, you have a choice and tomorrow you’re going to win.”


327. “The most efficient way to live reasonably is every morning to make a plan of one’s day and every night to examine the results obtained.”


328. “I try to live my life one day at a time, and if I look too far in advance, I get really stressed.”


329. “Do not ruin today with mourning tomorrow.” ― Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making


330. “To diminish the suffering of pain, we need to make a crucial distinction between the pain of pain, and the pain we create by our thoughts about the pain. Fear, anger, guilt, loneliness, and helplessness are all mental and emotional responses that can intensify pain.” ― Howard Cutler


331. Because you don't notice the light without a bit of shadow. Everything has both dark and light. You have to play with it till you get it exactly right. - Author: Libba Bray


332. “Feelings, whether of compassion or irritation, should be welcomed, recognized, and treated on an absolutely equal basis; because both are ourselves. The tangerine I am eating is me. The mustard greens I am planting are me. I plant with all my heart and mind.


333. “Mindless fear is greater than mindful fear.” – Idowu Koyenikan


334. Because you can’t see what’s happening inside my brain doesn’t mean it’s not there.


335. “You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.”


336. “Cultivating a generous spirit starts with mindfulness. Mindfulness, simply stated, means paying attention to what is happening; it’s about what is really going on.” – Nell Newman


337. “Time is a storm in which we are all lost.” — William Carlos Williams


338. “True compassion is undirected and holds no conceptual focus. That kind of genuine, true compassion is only possible after realizing emptiness.” ― Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Carefree Dignity: Discourses on Training in the Nature of Mind


339. “If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.” ~Rabbi Harold Kushner


340. “If one were truly aware of the value of human life, to waste it blithely on distractions and the pursuit of vulgar ambitions would be the height of confusion.” ― DilgoKhyentse Rinpoche


341. “Everything is created twice. First in the mind and then in reality.” – Robin Sharma


342. “Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha


343. “When you take the small roads you see the life that goes on there, and this makes your own life larger.”


344. I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually they make the difference between winning and losing. - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar


345. “There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.” — Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever


346. “Time is the wisest counselor of all.” ~ Pericles


347. “You have got to own your days and live them, each one of them, every one of them, or else the years go by and none of them belong to you.” —Herb Gardner


348. I’m the type of person who notices everything. The little things, the big things, and all the in-between things you might think I wouldn’t see. If you, for example, stop texting me as often as you used to, just know that I’ve noticed. If you start talking to me differently—like if your tone changes—I’ve noticed that too.


349. “Mindfulness gives you time. Time gives you choice. Choices, skillfully made, lead to freedom.” – Bhante Henepola Gunaratana


350. “I notice everything, but I decide to stay quiet because I am tired.”


351. “Observation and study are necessary to achieve mastery of light and form.”


352. “You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.”


353. “Use every distraction as an object of meditation and they cease to be distractions.”– Mingyur Rinpoche


354. “Be where you are, otherwise you will miss your life.” ~ Buddha


355. “There are many, many, many worlds branching out at each moment you become aware of your environment and then make a choice.”


356. “I will breathe. I will think of solutions. I will not let my worry control me. I will not let my stress level break me.” – Shayne McClendon


357. “Mind is a flexible mirror, adjust it, to see a better world.” ― Amit Ray, Mindfulness: Living in the Moment – Living in the Breath


358. There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind. –Fred Rogers


359. “With endless time, nothing is special. With no loss or sacrifice, we can’t appreciate what we have.” — Mitch Albom, The Time Keeper


360. “Non-doing has nothing to do with being indolent or passive. Quite the contrary. It takes great courage and energy to cultivate non-doing both in stillness and in activity.”


361. There’s always room to improve


362. “You are strong enough to handle whatever this week brings. Get some rest knowing you are capable.” — TWLOHA‍


363. “Mindful and creative, a child who has neither a past, nor examples to follow, nor value judgments, simply lives, speaks, and plays in freedom.” – Arnaud Desjardins


364. “I was taught the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.”


365. “I notice everything, I just don’t say anything.”


366. “One can only forget about time by making use of it.”


367. “You must not hate those who do wrong or harmful things, but with compassion, you must do what you can to stop them – for they are harming themselves, as well as those who suffer from their actions.”


368. “Always ask yourself: "What will happen if I say nothing?”


369. “Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time we’ve got.” ~ Art Buchwald


370. “I like The Eiffel Tower because it looks like steel and lace.”


371. “Observation is like a muscle. It grows stronger with use and atrophies without use. Exercise your observation muscle and you will become a more powerful decoder of the world around you.” – Joe Navarro


372. “In natural science the principles of truth ought to be confirmed by observation.” – Carl Linnaeus


373. “Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.”


374. “The power of attention is much greater than the force of self-restraint.”


375. “The telltale sound of Verline’s rustling skirts arrived well before her. When she saw Rossamünd stricken within the chalk ring, she gave a startled cry.”


376. “When you move your focus from competition to contribution, life becomes a celebration. Never try to defeat people, just win their hearts.”


377. “The whole idea is you can't sit around and do nothing. You have to get up and start living one day at a time.”


378. “The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”


379. “You have to create little pockets of joy in your life to take care of yourself.”


380. “In pale moonlight / the wisteria's scent / comes from far away.”


381. “Both nature and time have a unique way to rejuvenate and heal us if we allow space in our lives for this to happen.” ~ Catherine DeVrye


382. “Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t).” ~James Baraz


383. The mind is like water. When it’s turbulent, it’s difficult to see. When it’s calm, everything becomes clear. –Prasad Mahes


384. “When you are angry, observe things around you, observe people around you, learn from the situation around you, become silent.” – Unknown


385. “At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.”


386. Sometimes, little things make a big difference. - Nino Varsimashvili


387. “Mindfulness requires that we not “over-identify” with thoughts and feelings, so that we are not caught up and swept away by negativity.” – Brene Brown


388. “Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.” ~ Harvey Mackay


389. “You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress simultaneously.”


390. “I live one day at a time. I dream one dream at a time. Yesterday's dead, and tomorrow is blind. And I live one day at a time.”


391. “Be happy in the moment, that's enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” - Mother Theresa


392. “You never know where life is going to take you. So everything I do, I just take it one day at a time, and it always leads you to the right place.”


393. “Mindfulness is the miracle by which we master and restore ourselves.” — Nhat Hanh


394. “If you feel like an outsider, you tend to observe things a lot more.” — Anderson Cooper


395. “The basic root of happiness lies in our minds; outer circumstances are nothing more than adverse or favourable ” – Matthieu Ricard


396. You’ve got to want it


397. “Time is what prevents everything from happening at once.”


398. Going too fast for myself I missed


399. Goats are the cable talk show panelists of the animal world, ready at a moment's notice to interject, interrupt, and opine. They have something to say about everything, little of it complimentary. They are the most impertinent animals I have ever known. - Author: Jon Katz


400. “Time is the one thing that can never be retrieved. One may lose and regain a friend; one may lose and regain money; opportunity once spurned may come again; but the hours that are lost in idleness can never be brought back to be used in gainful pursuits”


401. Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You. –Dr. Seuss


402. You go on living life, as if, everything is real, as everything is going into your mind, but you will never hold on for a moment, to notice, how everything filled into your mind? You were born with it, or is it acquired? - Author: Roshan Sharma


403. “Time is the longest distance between two places.” ~ Tennessee Williams


404. “As if a great creature had grown old without being able to express its feelings. Not that it didn't know how to express them, but rather it didn't know what to express.”


405. “Let go of the battle. Breathe quietly and let it be. Let your body relax and your heart soften.” – Jack Kornfield


406. “Better three hours too soon than one minute too late.” — William Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor


407. “I notice everything. I mean everything. I notice every single little detail. I just don’t say anything.”


408. “Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.”


409. “We have only now, only this single eternal moment opening and unfolding before us, day and night.”


410. Sometimes the little opportunities that fly at us each day can have the biggest impact. - Danny Wallace


411. “Becoming awake involves seeing our confusion more clearly.”


412. “In this moment, there is plenty of time. In this moment, you are precisely as you should be. In this moment, there is infinite possibility.” ~Victoria Moran


413. “He said, ‘There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do, and mostly live.”


414. “I’m trying to stay as calm as possible and focus one day at a time, but when reality sets in, I feel everything: anxiety, excitement, nerves, pressure, and joy.”


415. “Life is like an ice-cream cone, you have to lick it one day at a time.”


416. Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but…


417. Knowledge is power, so keep on studying!


418. “Time can’t be measured in days the way money is measured in pesos and centavos, because all pesos are equal, while every day, perhaps every hour, is different.”


419. “The art of multitasking must become a habit to be enjoyed and nothing else.”


420. “Perfection of character is this: to live each day as if it were your last, without frenzy, without apathy, without pretence.”


421. “I think seeing is about truly looking, observing, and taking things in with an open mind. It’s easy to see things at face value but some of the most beautiful things are not apparent at first glance. The works that stick with me and that I find to be most beautiful are often not aesthetically inviting right off the bat. So I think having an open mind and allowing the lines to blur between art, music, fashion, food, what have you, all leads to cultivating a much more open and enjoyable aesthetic sensibility.” – Chloe Wise


422. “You can listen to what people say, sure. But you will be far more effective if you listen to what people do.” – Seth Godin


423. Great people, the ones who are destined for amazing things, notice everything, but they never get offended. They soak all of it up and then use it to create something incredible.


424. “Most people are afraid of suffering. But suffering is a kind of mud to help the lotus flower of happiness grow.”


425. “The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” — Sydney J. Harris


426. I am a person who notices everything, even the things people do not want to see or talk about. I am also a person who keeps quiet and does not say anything because of my personal beliefs.


427. “We do so much, we run so quickly, the situation is difficult, and many people say, “Don’t just sit there, do something.” But doing more things may make the situation worse. So, you should say, “Don’t just do something, sit there.” Sit there, stop, be yourself first, and begin from there.”– Thich Nhat Hanh


428. “Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes.” – Thich Nhat Hanh


429. “Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead.” — Hans Christian Andersen


430. It is not necessary to react to everything you notice.


431. “Life is flying by. You don’t have time to waste another minute being negative, offended or bitter. If someone did you wrong, get over it and move forward.”


432. “Be happy in the moment. That is enough.” – Mother Teresa


433. “Multitasking divides your attention and leads to confusion and weakened focus.”


434. “Like all explorers, we are drawn to discover what’s out there without knowing yet, if we have the courage to face it.”


435. “Stop and take your time to notice things and make those things you notice matter.”


436. “Time is an equal opportunity employer, but how we treat time is not equal.” ~ John C. Maxwell


437. “A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times.”


438. “The essence of bravery is being without self-deception.” – Pema Chödrön


439. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”


440. I’m inspired by everything that goes on around me. I am a curious person, so I try to learn as much as possible about the world and the people in it. I am always asking questions and trying new things because you never know where your next big idea will come from! – Lady Gaga


441. “Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.” —Anthony G. Oettinger


442. “Time expands, then contracts, and in tune with the stirrings of the heart.” ~ Haruki Murakami


443. “Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well.” – Jack Kornfield


444. “Just because I don’t react doesn’t mean I didn’t notice.”


445. “If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.”


446. [On living in New York City:] I'm oblivious to everything. I just don't notice anything. I sat in a coffee shop, drank half a cup of coffee before I noticed there was lipstick on the cup. There was wadded-up gum and lipstick on the napkin. I must have been sitting on that woman's lap for an hour. - Author: Laura Kightlinger


447. “When I observe other animals, I understand their behavior. I can’t say the same for mankind.” – Anthony D. Williams


448. But when oxidation nibbles more slowly - more delicately, like a tortoise - at the world around us, without a flame, we call it rust and we sometimes scarcely notice as it goes about its business consuming everything from hairpins to whole civilizations. - Author: Alan Bradley


449. How many times have you noticed that it’s the little quiet moments in the midst of life that seem to give the rest exra-special meaning? –Fred Rogers


450. “The way we spend our time defines who we are.” ~ Jonathan Estrin


451. “Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.” —Coco Chanel


452. “Theories crumble, but good observations never fade.” – Harlow Shapley


453. “It’s a curse to observe when things change and when they’re no longer the same. I see every single little detail.”


454. “Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn’t more complicated than that. It is opening to or receiving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it.” – Sylvia Boorstei


455. “The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.” – Paul Cezanne


456. “My philosophy is to take one day at a time. I don’t worry about the future. Tomorrow is even out of sight for me.”


457. “All we can do is try, do our best. Give as much time as we have to give, one day at a time. One breath at a time.”


458. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – Dalai Lama


459. “Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters.” — Margaret Peters


460. “Facts have to be discovered by observation, not by reasoning.”


461. “You are in a much better position to serve others when your basis needs are met and your ‘tank is full’.”


462. “Donald Marquis called procrastination ‘the art of keeping up with yesterday.’ To this I would add, “and avoiding today.”


463. “Don’t underestimate me because I’m quiet. I know more than I say. I think more than I speak. And I observe more than you know.” – Unknown


464. Show me a man who cannot bother to do little things and I'll show you a man who cannot be trusted to do big things. - Lawrence Bell


465. “The main problem with this great obsession for saving time is very simple: you can't save time. You can only spend it. But you can spend it wisely or foolishly.” — Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh


466. If you ever come to one of my seminars, you will notice I have volunteer workers. When I work with individuals like that, I expect a level of excellence displayed. Everything has to be done perfectly. - Author: Frederick Lenz


467. “Courage means to keep making forward progress while you still feel afraid!”


468. Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. - Vincent Van Gogh


469. “It's a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.”


470. “If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.“ – Masaru Emoto


471. “There are two types of seeds in the mind: those that create anger, fear, frustration, jealousy, hatred and those that create love, compassion, equanimity and joy. Spirituality is germination and sprouting of the second group and transforming the first group.” ― Amit Ray


472. “It's a waste of time to think about what I should have done and what I didn't… I live my life one day at a time.”


473. “With awareness, we can make concious choices, instead of letting our habitual thoughts and patterns run the show.” – Tamara Levitt


474. Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a…


475. It’s a long, long journey


476. Just when you feel you have no time to relax, know this is the moment you most need to relax. –Matt Haig


477. “Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.” – Seneca


478. You’re not the person you were a year ago and not the person you’ll be in two months. You are always growing, changing, and becoming a new person. And you know what? That’s okay. If you’re going to dream big, you have to dream big. It’s not going to be easy, but if it were easy, everyone would do it.


479. “Self-care is a deliberate choice to gift yourself with people, places, things, events, and opportunities that recharge our personal battery and promote whole health — body, mind, and spirit.”


480. “The ultimate court of appeal is observation and experiment… not authority.” – Unknown


481. “I remind myself every day just how lucky I am to do what I love! I feel so fortunate and I’m just trying to take my life one day at a time.”


482. If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. -Dalai Lama


483. I didn't abandon everything at a moment's notice - on the contrary. I returned to France from America, leaving the 'Large Glass' unfinished. - Author: Marcel Duchamp


484. “Nothing that lived and breathed was truly objective—even in a vacuum, even if all that possessed the brain was a self-immolating desire for the truth.”


485. “Personal growth is about progress, not perfection.”


486. “To linger in the observation of things, other than the self, implies a profound conviction of their worth.” – Charles-Damian Boulogne


487. “There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.”


488. Even the largest avalanche is triggered by small things. - Vernor Vinge


489. “This inescapable duty to observe oneself: if someone else is observing me, naturally I have to observe myself too; if none observe me, I have to observe myself all the closer.” – Franz Kafka


490. If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. - Anonymous


491. “My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.”


492. “If you are too busy to enjoy quality time with your family, then you need to re-evaluate your priorities.” ~ Dave Willis


493. “There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.”


494. “Anything you can’t control is teaching you how to let go.” ~ Jackson Kiddard


495. Just because you don’t see me noticing everything doesn’t mean that I’m not seeing everything.


496. “We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are.” – Max Depree


497. “I am definitely going to take a course on time management … just as soon as I can work it into my schedule.” —Louis E. Boone


498. … and make sure that movement is progress


499. “Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.”


500. We’ve all been there: you love someone—a friend, a partner, a parent, whomever—and things start to feel a bit off. You can’t put your finger on it at first, but little things start happening that feel like something has changed. Maybe it’s a response text that used to take seconds but suddenly takes minutes. Maybe it’s the way they look at you when you talk about your passion project or the fact that they no longer bring up something you’re going through that used to matter so much to them.

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