20 Quotes for 2020

January 9, 2020

Tiding (noun): a piece of news.

– Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Let’s face it, when it comes to the barrage of unpredictable news – aka tidings – we’ve endured in 2019, these past 12 months could be called “The Trampoline of 2019”! So in this article let’s ring in the New Year with calm, hope, and a positive outlook. What better way to do that than to look to those who’ve said it best throughout history, to the leaders, visionaries, and artists who have expressed their hearts in the best of times, in the worst of times (to tip a not-so-elegant hat to one of literature’s best, Charles Dickens, in A Tale of Two Cities 😉). Here are 20 quotes for 2020 from a variety of powerful voices – past and present – we hope will spread some joy and inspiration upon us all. Happy New Year and … “Good-Tidings-a-Plenty in 2020!”

  1. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
    —Eleanor Roosevelt
  2. “Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one.”
    —John Lennon
  3. “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
    —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  4. “Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.” 
    —Anne Lamott
  5. Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” 
    —Albert Einstein
  6. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine—and shadows will fall behind you.”
    —Walt Whitman
  7. “Do what you can with all you have, wherever you are.” 
    —Theodore Roosevelt
  8. “When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope is to leave the world a little better for having been there.”
    —Jim Henson
  9. “I dwell in possibility.”
    —Emily Dickinson
  10. “If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence, we could rise up rooted like trees.”
    —Rainer Maria Rilke
  11. “Light tomorrow with today.”
    —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  12. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”
    Dr. Seuss
  13. “Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments.”
    —Rose Kennedy
  14. “Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”
    —Nathaniel Hawthorne
  15. “Each day provides its own gifts.”
    Marcus Aurelius
  16. “I hope that people will finally come to realize that there is only one ‘race’ – the human race – and that we are all members of it.”
    —Margaret Atwood
  17. “I find hope in the darkest of days and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.”
    —Dalai Lama
  18. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”
    Maya Angelou
  19. “Friends are those rare people who ask how we are, and then wait to hear the answer.”
    —Ed Cunningham
  20. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
    —Mahatma Gandhi

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