A List of Quotes to use as Mantras
Thích Nhất Hạnh
These grounding words come from Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thích Nhất Hạnh's book Stepping into Freedom: An Introduction to Buddhist Monastic Training: "Conscious breathing is my anchor."
Author, academic and vulnerability expert Brené Brown shared this sentiment in her 2013 bestseller Daring Greatly. “Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.”
"Make way for the unprecedented and watch your reality rearrange yourself," poet Yrsa Daley-Ward wrote in this inspirational Instagram post.
Until April 2021, Heather Havrilesky was also known as "Polly," doling out wisdom in The Cut's "Ask Polly" advice column. "Open your heart and drink in the glorious day" comes from her advice book How to Be a Person in the World.
"Your life is about to be incredible," Storey told Oprah during a 2018 SuperSoul Conversations interview.
"Who you are inside is what helps you make and do everything in life," wrote the beloved PBS series host in his book The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember.
"Every day above earth is a good day," Hemingway wrote in The Old Man and the Sea.
"Nothing can dim the light that shines from within," the revered author and poet said.
"You must do the things you think you cannot do," Roosevelt said, according to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum.
"The secret of attraction is to love yourself," Chopra said.
In the March 2010 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, Lady O wrote, “Good riddance to decisions that don't support self-care, self-value, and self-worth."
The late American boxing champion posted this sentiment on Twitter, echoing the iconic words Ali delivered before his 1964 world title fight against Sonny Liston. "I am the greatest. I said that even before I knew I was."
"I’m better than I used to be. Better than I was yesterday. But hopefully not as good as I’ll be tomorrow," Williamson told Oprah during a 2018 SuperSoul Conversationsinterview.
"Your life is already a miracle of chance waiting for you to shape its destiny," Morrison told Rutgers University graduates during a 2011 commencement speech.
"If you really think small, your world will be small. If you think big, your world will be big," Coelho told Oprah during a 2017 SuperSoul Conversations interview.
"Gratitude is a celebration we are all invited to," Wade wrote in Heart Talk.
"We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us," Campbell said.
"Nothing is impossible. The word itself says 'I’m possible!'," Hepburn said.
Marian Wright Edelman
"Failure is just another way to learn how to do something right," Wright Edelman said.
"The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it," Sparks wrote in At First Sight.
"Everything passes if you learn to hold things lightly," Oprah said in June 2018.
"Hold up your head! You were not made for failure, you were made for victory," Gilchrist wrote.
“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely," renowned children's author wrote in his book The Twits.
"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so," Shakespeare wrote in Hamlet.Reference: