Tools to help you thrive in the 2020s

Soul Sisters

Each week, we will post an uplifting and inspiring quote for you to start your week off on a positive note. We want to motivate you and perhaps even challenge you on how to apply this in your everyday life. Most quotes will apply to men as well, so Soul Brothers are welcome to sign up too.

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Latest Soul Sisters Quotes

Nothing can make our life, or the lives of other people, more beautiful than perpetual kindness.

Leo Tolstoy

Each of us is born with a box of matches inside us, but we can't strike them all by ourselves.

Laura Esquivel

Beyond cloud computers and brilliant smartphones, the secret to productivity lies within and between us. It’s about a calmer, more open and undistracted mind, greater self-awareness, and an enhanced capacity for self-transformation.

Jeremy Hunter

A woman is whole only when she takes into account her shadow.

Djuan Barnes

The difference between a broken community and a thriving one is the presence of women who are valued.

Michelle Obama

So plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

Jorge Luis Borges

Life's most urgent questions is: 'What are you doing for others?

Martin Luther King, Jr.

To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. When you are born a lotus flower, be a beautiful lotus flower, don’t try to be a magnolia flower. If you crave acceptance and recognition and try to change yourself to fit what other people want you to be, you will suffer all your life. True happiness and true power lie in understanding yourself, accepting yourself, having confidence in yourself.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness; I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.

Soren Kierkegaard

I'm very much aware of the duality of being completely heartbroken and madly happy at the same time. Some would say that's some kind of chemical imbalance, but I say it’s a good state. The brain and the body and the heart can accommodate those very, very, very contrasting and conflicting emotions.

Maira Kalman

If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.

Jack Kornfield

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.

Mother Teresa

A life spent making mistakes is not only honourable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

George Bernard Shaw

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

African Proverb

Sometimes I write "drink wine" on my to-do-list just so I can feel like I accomplished something.

Goodwill Wines (bottle label)

Do all you can, with what you have, in the time you have, in the place where you are.

Nkosi Johnson

Though still very far from being perfect girls, each was slowly learning, in her own way, one of the three lessons all are the better for knowing – that cheerfulness can change misfortune into love and friends; that in ordering one’s self aright one helps others to do the same; and that the power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.

Louisa May Alcott

Don’t get confused between what people say you are, and who you know you are.

Oprah Winfrey

Each person has a uniqueness, a divine spark, a masterpiece within. Our job is to find what that uniqueness is and share it with the world.

George Mumford

When something goes wrong in your life just yell ‘PLOT TWIST,’ and move on.

Molly Weis

The ability to find the funny pumps oxygen into adverse situations. With humour, we can lives our lives a little more honestly, and less fearfully, even though we can't make bed things go away.

Elaine Smookler

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.

Nelson Mandela

Your emotions make you human. Even the unpleasant ones have a purpose. Don't lock them away. If you ignore them, they just get louder and angrier.

Sabaa Tahir

Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.

Meister Eckhart

There's a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.

Leonard Cohen

If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.

Gail Sheehy

Encourage, lift and strengthen one another. For the positive energy spread to one will be felt by us all. For we are connected, one and all.

Deborah Day

The bad news is that time flies. The good news is that you are the pilot.

Michael Althsuler

What matters in life is not what happens to you, but what you remember and how you remember it.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I would like to become tolerant without overlooking anything, persecute no one even when all people persecute me; become better without noticing it; become sadder, but enjoy living; become more serene, be happy in others; belong to no one, grow in everyone; love the best, comfort the worst; not even hate myself anymore.

Elias Canetti

Lend someone a hand today. No task is too small. Notice how taking a moment for another person feels.

Elaine Smookler

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.

Helen Keller

You always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.

Glenda, the Good Witch

When women succeed, we all win.

Sheryl Sandberg

Change can either challenge or threaten us. Your beliefs pave your way to success or block you.

Marsha Sinetar

Every day I wake up and ask myself, "How can I accept myself and others more fully?"

Alaric Hutchinson

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it, is like wrapping a present and not giving it.

William Arthur Ward

Your body will be around a lot longer than an expensive handbag. Invest in yourself.


Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.

Henry James

DNA research has revealed that, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or race, humans are 99.9% the same. If you want to foster a greater sense of connection in your life, as you go through your day and encounter someone who you think is different from you, silently say, 'Just like me,' and see what you notice.

Elisha Goldstein

The more conscious we become, the more we become aware of unconscious influences working upon our daily choices.

Dr James Hollis

An arrow can only be released when it is pulled back. So when life pushes back, it simply means you’re launching into something amazing.


Seeing something wondrous—a child’s smile, a huge wave crashing on the shore, a giant tree swaying in the wind, a starlit sky—inspires awe, the emotion that lets us know that the world is larger than the little story we’re telling ourselves in any moment.

Frank Ostaseski

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; If in terms of 10 years, plant trees; If in terms of 100 years, teach the people.


We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.

Kavita Ramdas

There is too much bad news to justify complacency. There is just too much good news to justify despair.

Donella H. Meadows

Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.

Mother Teresa

Admitting you do not know everything shows more wisdom than believing you have all the answers.


You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

Mae West

Exercise is a celebration of what your body can do, not punishment for what you ate.


The summit is what drives us, but the climb itself is what matters.

Conrad Anker

If you want something you've never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done.

Thomas Jeffeson

A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink.

Gina Carey

Ego says: “Once everything falls into place, I’ll feel peace.” Spirit says: “Find your peace, and then everything will fall into place.”

Marianne Williamson

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