Lack of motivation is one of the main sources of stress and one of the most insidious hurdles we have to face when it comes to reaching our goals. It hinders our productivity from the very bottom, turning the simplest of tasks into a complete nightmare. Beacuse of this, I have chosen 5 quotes that will keep you motivated!

1.  “Don’t watch the clock; see what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson


2. “When you feel like quitting: think about why you started” – Author Unkown


3. “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill


4.  “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt


5. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela


That is it. These are just five of the many worth the share, so do comment if you have any other that resonates with you and that you would like to see added to the list 🙂




      1. Love it! Never heard of Rumi, but I do love philosophy 😀
        And I am really fond of this kind of Renaissance-like thinking, the one where the individual becomes central.
        As Socrates would put it, “know thyself”, cause we are all a mistery to be unveiled and if we want to reach the truth we should look into the ocean that is our soul, not outside. Thank you🙏🙏

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  1. Churchill is a favorite of mine. He, also, said: “Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”

    Faced with the might of Nazi forces at time England was without allies, Churchill said: “We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.” That took real courage. Something to emulate.

    Thank you, by the way, for your follow. Wishing you all good things!


    1. Yes, he was an outstanding man and and impassioned speaker, his speeches are so powerful and passionate that one cannot but get emotionally involved. He was the perfect man for leading England in such dark times, and as an Italian (and European) citizen I am so grateful for that.
      Always read quote of his when looking for positivity and strength.
      Thank you for taking the time to read and exchange your thoughts! You have a wonderful blog🙏


  2. Thank you for sharing sone great quotes. Here is my favorite and thank you for the follow.
    “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
    ― Maya Angelou


  3. Thank you for the quote from the late Sam Levenson. He was a brilliant comedian but, also because of his upbringing by immigrant parents and thanks to his faith, a very wise man.

    Levenson is one of my favourite Americans. If you get a chance to read his autobiography of his childhood, Everything But Money, you will not be able to put it down. It’s been out of print since the late 1960s, but if you ever find it, buy it. Good news: it’s still available at Amazon:

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      1. Please do. You won’t regret it. 🙂

        By the way, it took me some time to figure out about his use of ‘PS’ as in, say, ‘PS 129’. It simply means New York City Public School (followed by the number).

        I guarantee you will love this book. You will be able to experience his life as you read it. It explains everything about immigrant life in New York City over a century ago. If you like New York City or even want to visit (maybe even have visited), this book will help you understand the history behind it in a personal way.

        I’m actually thinking about buying a copy now nearly 50 years on.

        I also can’t explain what a pleasure it was to see Sam Levenson so regularly on television. I think I developed a love of Jewish humour and for New York because of him. He was the first comedian I remember as a small child. He was everywhere at that time. Not long afterwards, I was 9 or 10 years of age when I read his book, having remembered him from a few years before.

        Best wishes to you.


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