It’s never easy to accept the harsh reality that you need to get better at your job, start a new career, build an empire, click reset on your affirmative mindset, or upgrade your life partner - but sometimes, you just have to face the music. It’s the second day of the work week: so take the time out to reflect on these thought provoking and inspiring quotes from some of the greatest, wisest persons to have ever lived (and some who are still living life to the fullest). Welcome to Truth Tuesday.
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher and writer.
"Life is 10 per cent what happens to us and 90 per cent how we react to it." Dennis P. Kimbro, American educator and author.
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none." William Shakespeare, English poet, playwright and actor.
"I believe if you keep your faith, you keep your trust, you keep the right attitude, if you're grateful, you'll see God open up new doors." Joel Osteen, American televangelist.
"There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love." Bryant H. McGill, American author.
"Communication - the human connection - is the key to personal and career success." Paul J. Meyer, American author.
"Work hard. And have patience. Because no matter who you are, you're going to get hurt in your career and you have to be patient to get through the injuries." Randy Johnson, American former baseball pitcher.
"If you can dream it, you can do it." Walt Disney, American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer.
"Love yourself. It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out." American-Canadian actress
"The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection."
Thomas Paine, English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theorist and revolutionary.
"There's a harsh reality - nothing lasts forever. You have to be ready to grow, and grow fast." Pras Michel, American rapper, record producer, songwriter and actor.
"Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don't get so worked up about things." Kenneth Branagh, Northern Irish actor, director, producer and screenwriter.
"The secret of getting ahead is getting started." Mark Twain, American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher and lecturer.