„Your environment will become you. Surround yourself with people who have the same dream as you, who have accomplished what you want & more.“
— Keshia Chante Canadian actor and musician 1988
Official Website (2009)
„Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.“
— John Wooden American basketball coach 1910 - 2010
„Everybody's got a hunger, a hunger they can't resist;
There's so much that you want, you deserve much more than this.
But if dreams came true, oh, wouldn't that be nice?
But this ain't no dream we're living through tonight.
Girl, you want it, you take it, you pay the price.“
— Bruce Springsteen American singer and songwriter 1949
"Prove It All Night"
„Poet, never chase the dream.
Laugh yourself and turn away.
Mask your hunger, let it seem
Small matter if he come or stay“
— Robert Graves English poet and novelist 1895 - 1985
Context: Poet, never chase the dream. Laugh yourself and turn away. Mask your hunger, let it seem Small matter if he come or stay; But when he nestles in your hand at last, Close up your fingers tight and hold him fast. "A Pinch of Salt".
„I’ve come to believe that you cannot change any society unless you take responsibility for it, unless you see yourself as belonging to it and responsible for changing it.“
— Grace Lee Boggs social activist and feminist 1915 - 2015
"'Revolution as a New Beginning': An Interview with Grace Lee Boggs" http://web.archive.org/web/20070415072944/http://oat.tao.ca/~tom/journal/uta1_sequential.pdf. Upping the Anti No. 1. p. 28. March 31, 2005. Interview conducted at Boggs's home in Detroit, Michigan, July 22, 2003. (Web archives http://uppingtheanti.org/journal/article/01-revolution-as-a-new-beginning/ http://web.archive.org/web/20081030014009/http://uppingtheanti.org/node/1280)
„You do not create a style. You work, and develop yourself; your style is an emanation from your own being.“
— Katherine Anne Porter American journalist, essayist, short story writer, novelist, and political activist 1890 - 1980
Context: A cultivated style would be like a mask. Everybody knows it's a mask, and sooner or later you must show yourself — or at least, you show yourself as someone who could not afford to show himself, and so created something to hide behind... You do not create a style. You work, and develop yourself; your style is an emanation from your own being.
— Trinny Woodall English fashion advisor and designer, television presenter and author 1964
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
„Would you take better care of yourself
Would you be kinder to yourself
Would you be more forgiving of your human imperfections
If you realized your best friend was yourself“
— Helen Reddy Australian actress 1941
"Best Friend"; written and sung by Reddy
„Even if it is difficult, it is ‘to develop, fix, and make yourself.’ Then you will control yourself well, live your life easily, and prosper.“
— Jung Myung Seok South Korean Leader of New Religious Movement, Poet, Author, Founder of Wolmyeongdong Center 1945
Extracted from Proverbs Blog https://providencepath.wordpress.com/2016/06/16/jung-myung-seok-develop-fix-and-make-yourself/
— John Basedow TV Health and Fitness Personality
Wake-up words on Vine https://vine.co/v/OrYTHrW7hWP, 2014
„When it comes to believing in yourself, put your eye on the mark and don’t blink. If you have a goal, a dream, or an aspiration…believe in yourself while you are on the way to your destination, and you will have already arrived.“
— Sherry Argov, Why Men Love Bitches: From Doormat to Dreamgirl—A Woman's Guide to Holding Her Own in a Relationship
— David Sedaris American author 1956