Quote of the Day – January 2017

Hello everyone, and welcome to 2017! This “Quote of the Day” series will be posted on the first of each month with a quote for every day. As everyone sets goals that they may or may not seriously try to accomplish, it’s good to remember that new dreams are always on the horizon.

1st        “You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.” – C. S. Lewis


3rd        “Tell the negative committee that meets inside your head to sit down and shut up.” – Ann Bradford

Don’t forget those reading goals!

4th        “If a book is well written I always find it too short.” – Jane Austen

5th       “To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.” – W. Somerset Maugham

A New Year brings new direction.

6th        “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.” – Dr. Seuss


January is also Mentoring Month. Don’t forget to thank the mentors in your life.

8th        “The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.” – Steven Spielberg

The second Monday in January is Clean Off Your Desk Day. Let’s celebrate by not actually cleaning our desks.

9th        “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” – Albert Einstein

10th      “No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.” – William Blake


12th      “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.” – Mother Teresa

13th      “Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you. Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you.” – Anonymous

14th      “You miss 100% of the shots you never take.” – Wayne Gretzky

15th      “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” – Pablo Picasso

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Keep moving forward.

16th      “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but do whatever you have to do to keep moving forward.”  – Martin Luther King Jr.

We will each cast our own stones until the ripples create waves.

17th      “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa

Celebrate Winnie the Pooh Day today with your favorite stuffed animal.

18th      “Promise me you’ll always remember: you’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A. A. Milne


20th      “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Never be afraid to dance to your music.

21st      “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

22nd      “Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.” – Anonymous

23rd       “I’ll take character over reputation. Your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”–  A. J. Perez

24th      “Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles, it empties today of its strength.” – Mary Engelbreit

25th      “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” – Gandhi


27th      “When I’m really into a novel, I’m seeing the world differently during that time – not just for the hour or so in the day when I get to read. I’m actually walking around in a bit of a haze, spellbound by the book and looking at everything through a different prism.” – Colin Firth

28th      “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”  – Dr. Seuss


30th      “The book to read is not the one that thinks for you, but the one which makes you think.” – Harper Lee

Best of luck at the start of this new year!


4 thoughts on “Quote of the Day – January 2017

  1. Your quote for the 9th is hilarious… I’m manic about keeping my desk space organized (maybe not empty, but organized)…. clutter makes it hard for me to think. 😛 But still, that gave me a good laugh.

    I like that you put all the quotes in one post, too, rather than posting every day.


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