Gary’s Quotes of the Month – Inspirational Gems for August
We love quotes.
We use them to express our feelings in greeting cards, to impress our friends with how smart we are and to hang in the air to denote irony.

Image Memes – often containing misquotes – flow in our social streams like leaves on a brook.
Whether they’re inspirational quotes that nudge us back on track or quotes that break our days with a welcome laugh – wise or witty, they light our way.


Each first day of the month, Gary Blair, President of Image24, publishes a list of quotes to inspire us throughout the coming 30 or 31 days.
(February, with the least number of days, needs inspiration the most.)


Gary writes in his intro that August is the month when Christopher Columbus first set sail across the Atlantic ocean.
He apparently set in motion what would become the summer holiday activity of traveling to new and unfamiliar places!

(Thankfully, with less disastrous repercussions on native populations.)


Here are Gary’s quotes for August:

Democracy requires compromise even when you’re 100% right. - Barack Obama Click To Tweet


There are decades when nothing happens. There are weeks when decades happen. Vladimir LeninClick To Tweet



Never believe that your best days are behind you. You may just need to reach farther ahead. Tay ZondayClick To Tweet


My grandmother taught me: Never cut what you can untie. Leave people better than you found them. And always try to exit better than you entered someone’s life. Sophie A. NelsonClick To Tweet


Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence. Hal BorlandClick To Tweet


Fear is not a wall but an emotion. And like all emotions, it can be overcome. Gwen Goldsby GrantClick To Tweet


Life is problems. Living is solving problems. Raymond E. FeistClick To Tweet



Sometimes losing everything is the only way to begin. K. KiserClick To Tweet


Think before you speak. Read before you think. - Fran LebowitzClick To Tweet


Add persistence to patience, you get perseverance. Multiply perseverance, you get success. Manuela George-IzunwaClick To Tweet


As a job seeker, remember this: You only lack experience if they want it done the same old way. Robert BraultClick To Tweet

After the ship has sunk, everyone knows how she might have been saved. - ProverbClick To Tweet


There’s no such thing as ready; there’s only willing. Rachel Cohn Click To Tweet


People value people who value people. Tony CurlClick To Tweet


Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. Scott AdamsClick To Tweet


Excuses are used to justify leaving the scene of truth without changing. Orrin WoodwardClick To Tweet


No one knows less than the person who knows it all. Hugh GlosterClick To Tweet


And we leave you with this.




A “breakdown” is when you’ve exhausted every option and have no choice but to accept the fact that you are powerless to create the outcome you want.  A “breakthrough” has the same definition. – Paul Colaianni