Quotable Quotes

Wellness Resources
October 19, 2022
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Mantras, quotes, and affirmations can all help us to bring mindfulness and encouragement to our days. We’ve rounded up our favorite words to live by and want to share them with you. At Liberate, we focus on building presence, courage, gratitude, confidence, and resilience.

Whatever muscle you feel you could use a bit more of today, keep scrolling to find the inspiration you need!

Presence and Joy

Feeling pulled into thoughts of the past or future? These quotes will help live in the moment and be present in life.

  • “Wherever you go, there you are.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn, Professor and Founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

  • “Be pleasant until ten o’clock in the morning, and the rest of the day will take care of itself.” – Elbert Hubbard, Writer and Philosopher

  • “There is no path to happiness. Happiness is the path.” – Gautama Buddha, Spiritual Leader of Buddhism

  • “Surrender lies in your ability to accept what is and welcome what can be.” – Gabby Bernstein, Author and Speaker

  • “Alignment before action.” – Jess Lively, The Lively Show Podcast Host

  • “The quieter you become, the more you can hear.” – Ram Dass, Spiritual Teacher

  • “Stop measuring days by degree of productivity and start experiencing them by degree of presence.” – Alan Watts, Writer

  • “If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally.” – Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now

  • Everything looks better in the rear view mirror. – Avery Bowser, on job relationships

  • “Life is for the living” – Langston Hughes, pop pop and my mom 

  • “The beautiful thing about life is we will never reach an age where there is nothing left to learn, see, or be” – Dulce Ruby

  • “May your glass never reach half empty” – Wale and Nikki Jones

  • “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Gandhi

  • “Enjoy your youth, it’s moving fast” – Pop pop

  • “Sometimes it takes a wake-up call to alert us to the fact that we’re hurrying through our lives, instead of actually living them; that we’re living the fast life, instead of the good life.” – Carl Honoré

More Courage, Less Anxiety

Worry can creep up on all of us. These quotes are all about becoming stronger and choosing courage over fear.

  • “We have to have the courage of our convictions.” – Howard Schultz, Former Starbucks CEO

  • “Choose wonder over worry.” – Amber Rae, Writer

  • “If you don’t dare to try and chase your dreams, you’ll rob yourself the joy of doing it.” – Serena Williams, Professional Tennis Player

  • “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” —Anaïs Nin, Writer

  • “The only limitations one has are the ones they place on themselves.” – Muhammed Ali, Professional Boxer

  • “When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” – Audre Lorde, Writer

  • You are under no obligation to remain the same person you were a year ago, a month ago, or even a day ago. You are here to create yourself, continuously.” — Richard Feynman, Physicist

  • “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

  • “Anything you do is everything you do. Everything is everything.” – Jenny C, SoulCycle Brentwood

  • “Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” – John Lennon

  • “Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.” – Sydney J. Harris and Dan Jung

  • “Learn in your 20’s, earn in your 30’s, but there is no sense learning and earning if you’re constantly yearning.” – Unknown, & Tyler on jobs

  • “We have to have the courage of our convictions” – Howard Schultz, Starbucks

  • “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” – Albert Einstein


Attitude of Gratitude

Whether you have a gratitude practice already or just learning about the benefits of feeling thankful, incorporate these quotes to grow your attitude of gratitude.

  • “Every day is a gift.” – Olivia Bowser, Founder and CEO of Liberate

  • “The beautiful thing about life is we will never reach an age where there is nothing left to learn, see, or be.” – Dulce Ruby, Soul Traveler Blogger and Artist

  • “I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” – Henry David Thoreau, Essayist and Philosopher

  • “Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” – Melody Beattie, Author

  • “When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. When life is bitter, say thank you and grow.” – Shauna Niequist, Author

  • “I have found that most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. President

  • “Be in love with your life, every minute of it.” – Jack Kerouac, Author

  • Find out who you are and do it on purpose. – Dolly Parton
  • “Each of us is born with a box of matches inside us but we can’t strike them all by ourselves.” – Laura Esquivel

  • “If you can do what you do best and be happy, you’re further along in life than most people.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

Believe in You

Back off, self-doubt. These wise words will help enhance confidence and self empowerment.

  • “You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.” – Dita von Teese, Model

  • “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt, Political Figure and Activist

  • “I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.” – Rumi, Poet

  • “True power is living the realization that you are your own healer, hero, and leader.” – Yung Pueblo, Writer

  • Embrace the glorious mess that you are.” – Elizabeth Gilbert, Author

  • “Life is very short. Insecurity is a waste of time.” – Diane von Furstenberg, Fashion Designer

  • “No one is you, and that is your superpower.” – Dave Grohl, Nirvana Drummer and Foo Fighters Frontman

  • You can’t let your pride get in the way of honest expression. – Mom

  • “Procrastination is the thief of time” – Edward Young 

  • “You can’t be hard on yourself and mean to yourself everyday and expect to wake up one day and be happy” – Brentwood SoulCycle, Madeleine 

  • “There’s no shame in failing. The only shame is not giving things your best shot.” – Robin Williams

  • “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell
  • “Power doesn’t have to show off … When you have it, you know it.” – Ralph Ellison

  • “You have to create the quiet to be able to listen to the very faint voice of your intuition.” Jon Favreau


Inner Strength

We grow our stress management skills when we feel able to handle life’s challenges. The sayings below help raise your resiliency.

  • “Strength shows not only in the ability to persist, but the ability to start over.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald, Author

  • “We must let go of the life we have planned so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell, Professor

  • “The sharper the shadows, the brighter the light.” – Lindsey Simcik, Almost 30 Podcast Host

  • “One day you’ll look back and see that all along you were blooming.” – Morgan Harper Nichols, Musician and Writer

  • “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou, Poet

  • “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” – Viktor Frankl, Neurologist and Philosopher

  • “You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.” – Pema Chodron, Nun and Writer

  • “Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling five balls in the air. You name them — work, family, health, friends and spirit — and you’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls — family, health, friends and spirit — are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for balance in your life.” – Brian Dyson

  • “You didn’t come here to do what you’re good at. This isn’t a performance” – Vtas, Yogaworks 

  • “A smart person will learn from their mistakes. A smarter person will learn from others’ mistakes.” – J.Watson, IBM book of inspiration

  • “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”- Truman Capote

  • “Instead of feeling that you’ve blown the day and thinking, ‘I’ll get back on track tomorrow,’ try thinking of each day as a set of four quarters: morning, midday, afternoon, evening. If you blow one quarter, you get back on track for the next quarter. Fail small, not big.” — Gretchen Rubin


Liv’s Mantras

Read one a day, or whenever you need a bit of wisdom, inner peace, or a smile.

  • Think less and be more thoughtful.

  • “I like to think that there was a mantra for this class. It  was the blocks. We so often make life harder on ourselves, and refuse to accept the help that is right next to us, and instead choose to struggle. Accept the help.” – Yogaworks 

  • Nothing matters. But some things matter a lot and this isn’t it. 

  • Everything is good. 🙂

  • If it wasn’t meant to be, it wasn’t meant to be. You’re not missing out. Your life has different plans for you and that’s okay. 

  • Feel comfort in your own company. 

  • “There is no path to happiness. Happiness is the path.” – Guatama Buddha

  • If you have a family that loves you, a few good friends and a roof over your head, you are richer than you think.

  • Souls love. That’s what souls do. Egos don’t, but souls do. 

  • “The sunrise, of course, doesn’t care if we watch it or not. It will keep on being beautiful, even if no one bothers to look at it.” – Gene Amole

  • You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches. 

  • Honestly as long as you’re happy, who the hell cares. 

  • You are who you are becoming.

  • Wherever you go, there you are. 

  • You have to be true yourself. When you’re true to yourself you will always have inner peace. 

  • Once you learn how to be happy, you won’t tolerate being around people who make you feel anything less.

  • If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams, and you will always look lovely.

  • “By 3 methods we learn wisdom. First, by reflection, which is the noblest; second by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.” – Confucius

  • There’s always something good coming. Remember that.

  • Never let anyone steal your joy.

  • You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body. 

  • Love is mutual.

  • “Think like a man of action; act like a man of thought.” – Henri moo Bergson 

  • “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” – Ian MacLaren

  • “We are more fulfilled when we are involved in something bigger than ourselves.” John Glenn
  • Exercise: Think of three things in your life that make you happy. Say them out loud and smile.

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