Motivational Zen Quotes

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I add new motivational zen quotes to this page from time to time. I hope you stop back to read more soon.

The current number of Motivational Zen Quotes are: 170

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#170: “Speaking offers dynamic impact while silence offers significant impact.”
– Motivational Joe

#169: “Most problems do not grow from a lack of knowledge,
they grown from a lack of practicing the knowledge you already have.”
– Motivational Joe

#168: “If your life is dark; light your own candle.”
– Motivational Joe

#167: “You can give away hundreds of gallons of happiness
and your tank will remain full. Joy never decreases when you share it.”
– Motivational Joe

#166: “Be the candle. Consume yourself to light the way for those around you.”
– Motivational Joe

#165: “If you blow out my candle, it doesn’t make yours any brighter.”
– Motivational Joe

#164: “Happiness is born when you wish others happiness.
Suffering is born when you wish yourself happiness.”
– Motivational Joe

#163: “If you do good, feel good.
If you do bad, feel bad.
Don’t ever mix them up.”
– Motivational Joe

#162: “Never swap what you want now
for what you want most.”
– Motivational Joe

#161: “If you only say two words for the
rest of your life let them be; Thank You.”
– Motivational Joe

#160: “Gratitude comes from the heart;
not from the mind. Therefore it may
not always seem logical but you must
trust that it is.”
– Motivational Joe

#159: “If you want to give a gift to the world;
plant a tree.”
– Motivational Joe

#158: “The hardest balance of the wisest minds
is determining when to change the world
and when to have a silly good time on the
water slides.”
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#157: “I’d have given my left leg to be a dancer.”
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#156: “When driving why does it seem that all fast moving people are nuts
and all slow moving people are morons.”
– Motivational Joe

#155: “Ever notice that some people want you to join a club,
but the only reason you don’t is because they’re a member.”
– Motivational Joe

#154: “Drive the old car a little longer so you can afford to go to more places.”
– Motivational Joe

#153: “Feeling irritated is the door to a better
understanding our ourselves.”
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#152: “Be careful of certainty. Whenever you feel it
start asking yourself different questions.”
– Motivational Joe

#151: “The benefits of kind words extend forever.”
– Motivational Joe

#150: “It’s better to celebrate nearly hitting a high target than it is to
repeatedly celebrate hitting a low one.”
– Motivational Joe

#149: “The fear of making a mistake is the greatest mistake
you can ever make.”
– Motivational Joe

#148: “Live your life as if everyone lived like you the
world would smile.”
– Motivational Joe

#147: “You can run fast alone; but you
can run further with others.”
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#146: “No one will ever thank you for being so right.
Choose kindness over rightness.
– Motivational Joe

#145: “Thoughtful people are better than clever people.
Maybe not as entertaining, but more worthy of your time.”
– Motivational Joe

#144 “It’s possible to understand something you’ve understood
your whole life; only in a new way.”
– Motivational Joe

#143: “All happiness begins with a smile.”
– Motivational Joe

#142: “If you want to invest in something invest in kindness.
It’s better than any stock on Wall Street.”
– Motivational Joe

#141: “Everyone is an expert builder of jails,
vaults, and roadblocks. Sadly, they’re
usually for themselves.”
– Motivational Joe

#140: “Nobody told the bumblebee that he isn’t designed to fly.
That his wing-span doesn’t make up for his mass. However,
since nobody told him, he flies anyhow.”
– Motivational Joe

#139: “Your glass will be filled by the universe whether it’s
small, medium, large or SUPER SIZED!”
– Motivational Joe

#138: “I’ve given myself more headaches than anyone else has ever given me.”
– Motivational Joe

#137: “True fulfillment comes when you reach a destination you
never thought you’d never make.”
– Motivational Joe

#136: “Today I’m beyond excited to have woken up. To feel deeply alive
while benefiting others is the highest purpose.”
– Motivational Joe

#135: “Things happening doesn’t equal experience;
what you do with what happens does.”
– Motivational Joe

#134: “Be the star actor in the movie of your life. Absorb yourself in it
so someone else doesn’t take the lead.”
– Motivational Joe

#133: “Handle yourself with your head;
handle others with your heart.”
– Motivational Joe

#132: “If you can’t hear opportunity knocking;
install a doorbell.”
– Motivational Joe

#131: “Some people sing clear and bright
while others sing loud and proud; but
at least they’re all singing.”
– Motivational Joe

#130: “You need to trust yourself as much as the universe
trusts you with all it’s problems to deal with.”
– Motivational Joe

#129: “If you want things to turn out better you need to be better
or they will pretty much stay the same.”
– Motivational Joe

#128: “Keep moving! If you sit still even on the right track you’ll get run over.”
– Motivational Joe

#127: “The greatest things in life aren’t even things.”
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#126: “Future happiness is disguised as current discomfort.”
– Motivational Joe

#125: “Trees are smarter than we know; at the very least
they figured out not to let their branches fight each other.”
– Motivational Joe

#124: “Your thoughts are responsible for everything you achieve as
well as everything you do not.”
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#123: “Find a song and sing it. Just sing the crap out of it.”
– Motivational Joe

#122: “Whatever we do over and over again
is who we are. Being Legendary than,
is not a single act, it’s a habit.”
– Motivational Joe

#121: “Doors will open where there have never been doors before
if you follow your heart.”
– Motivational Joe

#120: “Luck as a way of finding those who have prepped
for it’s arrival.”
– Motivational Joe

#119: “No matter how bad things get; you’re still alive.
And being alive is truly awesome!”
– Motivational Joe

#118: “When you look outside yourself you’re dreaming;
when you look inside yourself you awaken.”
– Motivational Joe

#117: “Eventually you’ll realize how great your life is;
just make sure you don’t wait too long.”
– Motivational Joe

#116: “You get out of life what you accept.  Accept crap,
get crap. Accept greatness, get greatness.”
– Motivational Joe

#115: “If there’s a solution; find it.
If there isn’t, never mind it.”
– Motivational Joe

#114: “If at first you don’t succeed I hope you weren’t skydiving.”
– Motivational Joe

#113: “To forgive and forget is stupid. Forgiving is great;
but forgetting will only lead you to have to forgive the
next guy.”
– Motivational Joe

#112: “When you pause you’re the cause of your own failure.”
– Motivational Joe

#111: “When you risk little you will gain a little at best.”
– Motivational Joe

#110: A life partially lived in fear is a life mostly not lived.”
– Motivational Joe

#109: “The rest of your life can start every day;
but only you can fire the starting gun.”
– Motivational Joe

#108: “When you conquer your fear you
are now a fear conquering tool for others.”
– Motivational Joe

#107: “The best way to know what will happen in your future
is to create it yourself.”
– Motivational Joe

#106: “Do a little a lot more often than you do a lot a little.”
– Motivational Joe

#105: “Never rest until your good gets better
and your better gets best.”
– Motivational Joe

#104: “If you want to hit something being fast is good,
but being accurate is everything.”
– Motivational Joe

#103: “People mature when their tolerance for embarrassment is reduced.”
– Motivational Joe

#102: “There’s No Way. You’ll Never Do It.
If you ignore this advice, you’re past halfway there.”
– Motivational Joe

#101: “Creators allow themselves to make mistakes;
artists know which of those mistakes to keep.”
– Motivational Joe

#100: “In life be careful not to put a period where a comma is needed.”
– Motivational Joe

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#99: “If you chase two deer, both will get away.
Focus on your target and go get it.”
– Motivational Joe

#98: “The meaning of life is contributing to
another person’s happiness. You have
about 80 years to do as much of this as
possible. GO!”
– Motivational Joe

#97: “Don’t waste time flattering, criticizing,
or ignoring others. Encourage them and
you’ll never be forgotten.”
– Motivational Joe

#96: “The more you think the less you’ll need
to use force. It never fails.”
– Motivational Joe

#95: “Change your thoughts and your life will follow soon after.”
– Motivational Joe

#94: “Hope is great, but you’ll need 2 bucks for a slice of pizza.”
– Motivational Joe

#93: “Your only limitations are your excuses.”
– Motivational Joe

#92: “The day after you stop learning is the day you
become uneducated.”
– Motivational Joe

#91: “Loving yourself attracts others to love you back.”
– Motivational Joe

#90: “You have many faults; don’t pretend that others shouldn’t too.”
– Motivational Joe

#89: “The best revenge is forgiveness and living well. Boy they hate that.”
– Motivational Joe

#88: “Stick to it until you get there; just like a postage stamp.”
– Motivational Joe

#87: “See things as they are and do things as they should be done;
that is the definition of Common Sense.”
– Motivational Joe

#86: “If you want to speed up your life; first SLOW DOWN and catch your breath.”
– Motivational Joe

#85: Don’t wait. Move now! Destiny follows choice not chance.”
– Motivational Joe

#84: “Cars were not meant to sit idle; the same is true for humans.”
– Motivational Joe

#83: “You want hardships. You need trails. Friction polishes people too.”
– Motivational Joe

#82: “Don’t look too far ahead; when you’re on a ladder the only
step that matters is the next one.”
– Motivational Joe

#81: “Go as slow as you need; just as long as you never stop.”
– Motivational Joe

#80: “THE END is a lie. It’s just the starting point of something else.”
– Motivational Joe

#79: “Surround yourself with people who are equal or better than you.
If you can’t find any; be alone for now.”
– Motivational Joe

#78: “Be Legendary. It’s never too late to be who you were going to be.”
– Motivational Joe

#77: “The fastest way to a better reality is a better attitude.”
– Motivational Joe

#76: “8 RULES FOR AN EASY LIFE
#1. Open it, close it.
#2. Turn it on, turn it off.
#3. Break it, repair it.
#4. Borrow it, return it.
#5. Use it, take care of it.
#6. Make a mess, clean it up.
#7. Move it, put it back.
#8. Doesn’t concern you, mind your own business.”
– Motivational Joe

#75: “The ultimate function of man is to live, not just exist.
Don’t worry so much about living long; concentrate more on living now.”
– Motivational Joe

#74: “Every day you need to depend less and less
on external things for happiness.”
– Motivational Joe

#73: “Even a bad artist does pretty well considering
all he started with was a blank sheet of paper.”
– Motivational Joe

#72: “About 65% of success in life is continually showing up.”
– Motivational Joe

#71: “If you need to look to the past or the future make it the future
because that’s where you’ll spend the rest of your life.”
– Motivational Joe

#70: “Many people want to live to be 100 but they get bored
as it is now on rainy days.”
– Motivational Joe

#69: “Imperfection doesn’t mean useless. The most productive
people I know are all failed perfectionists.”
– Motivational Joe

#68: “Adversity is your hero; contentment is your killer.”
– Motivational Joe

#67: “Those who laugh are those who last.”
– Motivational Joe

#66: “Risk has consequences. Playing it safe also has consequences.
Only one of them will show you how much you can accomplish.”
– Motivational Joe

#65: “In the dollar of your life the past and the future equal about ten cents.
The present equals about ninety cents. Where will you spend most of your time?”
– Motivational Joe

#64: “Play is the key to discovery. Want to really know someone;
play with them for a day. That’s better than a month of talks.”
– Motivational Joe

#63: “The person with the least amount of wants wins.”
– Motivational Joe

#62: “Be thankful for your troubles; without them you’d be dead.
All the trouble free people hang out in cemeteries.”
– Motivational Joe

#61: “Most events that hold people hostage never really happened.”
– Motivational Joe

#60: “Your thoughts are coming attractions for your actions.”
– Motivational Joe

#59: “Be better than your prior self; not other people.”
– Motivational Joe

#58: “Look UP. You won’t Become Legendary by looking down all the time.”
– Motivational Joe

#57: “If you can’t answer a question, ask it until you can.”
– Motivational Joe

#56: “Kindness is greatness. Fame, money, power all bow to kindness.”
– Motivational Joe

#55: “I really hate that person. Let me find out more about them.”
– Motivational Joe

#54: “We will observe mostly what we set out to see.”
– Motivational Joe

#53: “Grow your happiness; don’t look for it somewhere else.”
– Motivational Joe

#52: “The only way to do things you can not do is by doing them.”
– Motivational Joe

#51: “If you want to see a better world; be a better person.”
– Motivational Joe

#50: “Things aren’t as they seem when we look upon them as WE are.”
– Motivational Joe

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#49: “We all carry a heavy bag filled with the good we didn’t do.”
– Motivational Joe

#48: “Be brave first. It’s the fastest way to anything good.”
– Motivational Joe

#47: “If you wouldn’t want others to see your thoughts; they aren’t worth thinking.”
– Motivational Joe

#46: “Sometimes being dizzy is okay. It means you’ve
spent time looking up into the light.”
– Motivational Joe

#45: “Life is one big buffet, yet so many people go hungry.”
– Motivational Joe

#44: “If you want to be somebody that’s great;
but you’ll need to be more specific.”
– Motivational Joe

#43: “It’s the very rare individual who can truly live in the present moment.
They can capture the only minute that ever matters; this minute.”
– Motivational Joe

#42: “The ultimate three word secret to living:
make new mistakes.”
– Motivational Joe

#41: “TWELVE TECHNIQUES FOR THINKING LIKE A ZEN MONK
1. Keep life simple.
2. Practice being satisfied.
3. Beware of indecision.
4. Practice cheerfulness.
5. Learn to like people.
6. Live and let live.
7. Use adversity.
8. Don’t take yourself so seriously.
9. Have a sense of humor.
10. Practice objectivity.
11. Tolerate your own mistakes.
12. Forgive yourself.”
– Motivational Joe

#40: “If the flowers aren’t as beautiful to you anymore
it’s not the flowers fault. They haven’t changed. You have.”
– Motivational Joe

#39: “Everyone’s shared goal is to think and act spontaneously without
fear from past experience screwing it up.”
– Motivational Joe

#38: “Forget judging. Yourself or others. It’s a complete waste
of time, life, and energy.”
– Motivational Joe

#37: “Nature breeds harmony. If you want harmony go to nature.”

#36: “Being smart means knowing which questions to answer.”
– Motivational Joe

#35: “For every 1 mistake you learn from yourself; learn 10 from others.”
– Motivational Joe

#34: “You will never Be Legendary by chance.”
– Motivational Joe

#33: “The wisest person who ever lived was also the
all-time leader in forgiveness granted.”
– Motivational Joe

#32: “Seek contentment. Not stuff.”
– Motivational Joe

#31: “Truth is the highest concern of man. We owe it to the universe.”
– Motivational Joe

#30: “An inner journey is more important
than an 100 outer journeys.”
– Motivational Joe

#29: “Collect wisdom not autographs.”
– Motivational Joe

#28: “Your ideas are not a 6 year old’s pet goldfish; let them roam free and wide.”
– Motivational Joe

#27: “When you are your own friend you’ll never ride alone.”
– Motivational Joe

#26: “Same old same old doesn’t exist; you’re either progressing
or regressing in every moment. Just be honest about it.”
– Motivational Joe

#25: “To miss opportunities in life based on your own personality
is the most shameful defeat you can experience.”
– Motivational Joe

#24: “Others will define you if you don’t do it first; and they probably
won’t be courteous about it.”
– Motivational Joe

#23: “You won’t find satisfaction at the convenience store
if you first don’t find it in yourself.”
– Motivational Joe

#22: “Most of your failures in life will be your own fault. Knowing that is a major victory.”
– Motivational Joe

#21: “You’ll know you’re on the right path when you
lose interest in conflict – both attacking and defending.”
– Motivational Joe

#20: “Let others speak! Don’t interrupt. You’ll never learn
anything while you’re flapping your gums.”
– Motivational Joe

#19: “If you’re going to spread anything; spread appreciation.”
– Motivational Joe

#18: “If you feel a ‘connectedness’ with others as well as nature
you’re doing something right. Keep doing it.”
– Motivational Joe

#17: “Sometimes you need to release and let things happen,
not push to make them happen.”
– Motivational Joe

#16: “Wounds are nothing but future wisdom.”
– Motivational Joe

#15: “Doubt kills action; action kills doubt. Then you start winning.”
– Motivational Joe

#14: “Whatever you fear, chase it. It holds the answers you seek.”
– Motivational Joe

#13: “Do not leave your future in someone else’s hands
just because you love them. Love your future more.”
– Motivational Joe

#12: “By doing difficult things often it makes future
difficult things not so difficult.”
– Motivational Joe

#11: “See your life only with consequences;
not rewards or punishments.”
– Motivational Joe

#10: “The worst fault a person can have is the fault of thinking he has no faults.”
– Motivational Joe

#9: “Harvard can not teach you as well as adversity can; and adversity is free.”
– Motivational Joe

#8: “Misfortune is what sharpens the warrior’s sword.”
– Motivational Joe

#7: “Be like water not like iron; water adapts iron snaps.”
– Motivational Joe

#6: “Failing is a necessity. It’s the first step to Being Legendary.”
– Motivational Joe

#5: “Just ASK. He who asks the most questions gets the most answers.”
– Motivational Joe

#4: “What you learned today may not come into play for many years;
but you’ll be damn happy when it does.
– Motivational Joe

#3: “Quick and profound insights follow years of long labored nights.”
– Motivational Joe

#2: “Satisfaction is the toy within the cereal box of Full Effort.”
– Motivational Joe

#1: “Worrying is the absolute last thing you should worry about.”
– Motivational Joe

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