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The world has seen some great thinkers, some have left us, some are alive today and some will still join us; these are some of their encouraging words.


Global (06 January 2022) – We have declared that this year is the year of intention and we intend on making it a good one. At the start of each year, as part of a self-care routine, a diary is purchased and filled with all the good things happening in the year.

These good things include loved ones’ birthdays, public holidays, holiday plans, important dates and anniversaries, and inspiring quotes.

We make a selection of quotes and at random, add them to the diary on various days. Scattering them out means you get inspiring surprises throughout the year.

You can be having a terrible day, open your diary to add a meeting you have been dreading and stumble onto a quote that you penned in when you were feeling hopeful and positive about the year. These nuggets of goodness have helped on many occasions.

We decided to share some of the quotes we plan to use in this year’s diary. If you are not a pen and paper kind of person, you can add them as notes on your phone’s calendar and every now and then, get an inspiring ping to your phone.

Your future self will thank you for this thoughtful gift.

Our 2022 Quotes

“No matter how hard the past is, you can always begin again.” — Buddha

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” — George Eliot

“Life is a progress, and not a station.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” – Charles Spurgeon

“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become.” — Steve Jobs

“You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So get on your way!” — Dr. Seuss

“Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.” – Steve Maraboli

“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” – Wayne W. Dyer

“A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.” – Willy Wonka by Roald Dahl

Which quotes are inspiring you this year?

Sources: GTG
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Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

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