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Leo Babauta Tumbled These 50 Quotes

Leo Babauta is a person whom I am following for a long time and his wonderful blog Zen Habits is a constant source of inspiration for me and million other people. He also maintains a Tumblr blog where he posts interesting links, pictures, quotes etc. Everyday I check his Tumblr blog at least once. It never ceases to amaze me. Specially, Leo mentions some quotes from time to time, and each of the quotes he collects is a gem. Here are some of those gems – a collection of 50 quotes that Leo Babauta tumbled. These quotes will surely infect you with positive energy and passion. Be inspired.

  1. What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner. ~Colette (via The Happiness Project)
  2. Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen. ~Leonardo da Vinci
  3. The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one. ~Mark Twain
  4. There is only now and if now is only two days, then two days is your life and everything in it will be in proportion. This is how you live a life in two days. And if you stop complaining and asking for what you will never get, you will have a good life.~Earnest Hemingway
  5. Today, I will concentrate on taking one step forward, however small. ~ Positive Affirmation #114 – bmindful – the positive affirmation and self help community
  6. Make to-do lists to keep your mind clutter-free. Breathe deeply. Don’t get overwhelmed, you’ll be able to finish it all. To avoid panic attacks at work, make yourself several “to do” lists throughout the day. Whether they’re involved outlines on the computer or a simple note dashed on a post it, keeping track of what you need to accomplish will ease your mind and keep you organized. Re-prioritize after lunch, and make a new list for the afternoon or following morning. ~ Bootstrapper » 50 Practical Home Office Feng Shui Tips
  7. A clutter-free, organized life is about living in a way that helps create your best possible life – happy, stress-free, creative, motivated and enriching. Happiness can’t be found in the quantity of stuff we own, it’s in the quality of relationships that we form. What we own should foster that life, not be a hurdle to it. ~Peter Walsh answers questions for Unclutterer.com
  8. An author should say what he is proposing to say, not merely come near it. ~Mark Twain, in “Fenimore Cooper’s Literary Offenses”
  9. A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be. ~ Wayne Gretzky
  10. The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable. ~ Paul Tillich
  11. The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly – that is what each of us is here for. ~ Oscar Wilde
  12. This above all: to thine ownself be true .  ~William Shakespeare’s Hamlet
  13. Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative. ~ H. G. Wells
  14. When you can’t have what you want, it’s time to start wanting what you have. ~ Kathleen A. Sutton
  15. Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined. ~ Johnny Carson
  16. A great writer reveals the truth even when he or she does not wish to. ~ Tom Bissell
  17. To the soul, there is hardly anything more healing than friendship. ~ Thomas Moore, Irish poet
  18. Even on the highest throne in the world, we are still sitting on our ass. ~ Michel de Montaigne
  19. Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain and most fools do. ~ Benjamin Franklin
  20. Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer. ~unknown
  21. Promises that you make to yourself are often like the Japanese plum tree – they bear no fruit. ~ Francis Marion
  22. You can either hold yourself up to the unrealistic standards of others, or ignore them and concentrate on being happy with yourself as you are. ~ J. Jacques
  23. I wish that people who are conventionally supposed to love each other would say to each other, when they fight, ‘Please—a little less love, and a little more common decency’. ~ Kurt Vonnegut in Slapstick
  24. A runners creed: I will win; if I cannot win, I shall be second; if I cannot be second, I shall be third; if I cannot place at all, I shall still do my best. ~ Ken Doherty
  25. Success is having money, not having the ability to borrow money. ~ Dave Ramsey
  26. Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t. ~Eleanor Roosevelt
  27. Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. ~ Mark Twain
  28. If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~ The Dalai Lama
  29. Tell me, I forget, show me, I remember, Involve me, I understand. ~ Carl Orff
  30. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness. ~ Henry David Thoreau
  31. Well done is better than well said. ~ Benjamin Franklin
  32. The best way to make a rope strong is to make it by weaving many strands together. The best way to create a strong, satisfying pattern for your life and career is to weave together the six different strands that make up a complete career pattern. ~ Six strands for success – lifehack.org
  33. Respect a man, he will do the more. ~ James Howell
  34. The secret of greatness is simple: do better work than any other man in your field – and keep on doing it. ~ Wilfred A. Peterson
  35. Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money. ~ Cree Indian proverb
  36. There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. ~ Edith Wharton
  37. Be kind – Remember every one you meet is fighting a battle – everybody’s lonesome. ~ Marion Parker
  38. If we cannot live so as to be happy, let us least live so as to deserve it. ~ Immanuel Hermann Fichte
  39. An unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth. ~ Bonnie Friedman
  40. Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out of it alive. ~ Elbert Hubbard
  41. How can one possibly live on just $12,000 year, unless you live on the streets?” one might ask. Well it is possible, I’ve been doing it for the past three years, ever since the Iraq war started and I wanted no part of it. I also had some reduction in my income due to the merger mania that is going on in the United States, so as one of the old jokes goes, “This is a non profit corporation, it’s not what we intended, but that’s what it turned out to be. ~ How to live on $12,000 a year | Wise Bread
  42. When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. ~ Winston Churchill
  43. Think of life as a terminal illness, because, if you do, you will live it with joy and passion, as it ought to be lived. ~ Anna Quindlen
  44. Love all, trust a few. Do wrong to none. ~ William Shakespeare: All’s Well That Ends Well
  45. Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. ~ Samuel Johnson
  46. You can only control your choice in the moment. You cannot control the outcome. And you certainly can’t control what’s gone. Only the choice right now, right here is under control, and I don’t mean in an egoic sense. As such, there is no point in being attached to the outcome. The journey is what matters. ~ The Way of The Peaceful Warrior
  47. If you could do one thing to transform your life, I would highly recommend it be to find something you’re passionate about, and do it for a living. ~ How to Find Your Passion – lifehack.org
  48. Fail spectacularly, and don’t forget to take notes. ~Embrace failure: Stuff everyone knows and forgets anyway
  49. Picking the right text editor will not make you a better writer. Writing will make you a better writer. ~Mark Pilgrim on The Setup
  50. Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. ~Harold Whitman



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Iftekhar Inan

Digital Marketing Strategist at Vocabridge
I am a Digital Marketing Strategist, working with startups and individuals to enhance their online exposure. I randomly write about digital marketing and other stuffs on SubtleBias.

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