Some of my favourite quotations

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Today’s post will be a little bit different.  I have decided to share some of my favourite quotations.  Some are inspirational, some are thought-provoking, some can just help you get through the day.  If you would like to share your favourite quotations, feel free to head over to the Opis Counselling Facebook page and comment there.




“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”

– Marcus Aurelius


“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”

– Carl Rogers


“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”

– John Lennon


“Done is better than perfect.”

– Sheryl Sandberg


“Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others.”

– Brene Brown


“Do nothing against thy will, nor contrary to the community, nor without due examination, nor with reluctancy.”

– Marcus Aurelius


“This, too, shall pass.”

– Ancient proverb.


“Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us.”

– Jane Austen


“All that is gold does not glitter
Not all those who wander are lost.”

– J R R Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings


“The first time someone shows you who they really are, believe them.”

– Maya Angelou


“The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.”

– Theodore Roosevelt


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

– Allan Lokos


“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

– Maya Angelou


“Allow yourself to be a beginner. No one starts off being excellent.”

– Wendy Flynn


“Only I can change my life.  No one can do it for me.”

– Carol Burnett


“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

– Ann Frank


“Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom.”

– Terry Pratchett


You might also enjoy The Starfish Story or this story about ‘letting go’.