Quotes to live by.


Quotes are a great way to find inspiration, motivation, and to help us accurately express how we’re feeling. Sometimes they can even help us shift our thinking.  I suggest that you find a quote, or several, that really speaks to you and post it in different places. Here are just a few of my favorite ones. Feel free to share.


“There are two primary choices in life; to accept conditions as they exist or accept the responsibility for changing them.” -Denis Waitley

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates

“When you’re trying to motivate yourself, appreciate the fact that you’re even thinking about making a change. And as you move forward, allow yourself to be good enough.” -Alice Domar

“If you don’t like something change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” -Maya Angelou

“Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you’ll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.” -Jacob M. Braude



“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela

“Have no fear of perfection-you’ll never reach it.” -Salvador Dali

“In action breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” -Dale Canegie

“Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.” -Shirley MacLaine

“Courage is knowing what not to fear.” -Plato



“There isn’t anyone you couldn’t love once you’ve heard their story.” -Mary Lou Kownacki

“Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves. All people live in their own mind; they are in a completely different world from the one we live in.” -Don Miguel Ruiz

“Admire the ones who criticizes you, for they are  but simply prisoners of their own jealousy.” -Lord Jack Kabasu

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your dreams. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you too can become great.” -Mark Twain

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway.” -Eleanor Roosevelt



“If you change the way you look at things,  the things you look at change.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” -Willie Nelson

“Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” -Zig Ziglar

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” -Albert Einstein

“We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” -Albert Einstein


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About Liza J Alvarado, MS, LPC

Liza J Alvarado is a professional counselor in private practice. She serves Adolescents, young adults, and Spanish speaking families in the Bethlehem, PA area.




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