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Cory Booker Quotes

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Cory Booker quotes: poetic preachin’… from the politician.

“Life is about, every single day, getting up to manifest your truth.”

“You are never defined in life by what happens to you.  You’re defined by how you respond.”

“You cannot find what you do not seek.  You cannot grasp when you do not reach.  Your dreams won’t come up to your front door.  You have got to take a leap if you want to soar.”

“We all have this choice in life, we can be like a thermometer, simply reflecting the environment we’re in, or we can be a thermostat and take responsibility for setting the temperature.”

“If you want extraordinary results you must put in extraordinary effort.”

“You were not built for comfort and convenience.  You were built to overcome.”

“Once you set a goal for yourself, if you focus on nothing else, you’re always going to find a way to get it done.”

“If you want the things people don’t have, you have to do the things other people will not do.”

“What more could you ask for in life than to be given an impossible challenge?”

“We are all innovators, we all like to use our imagination, which is our greatest tool.”

“We’ve got to be entrepreneurial; we’ve got to be innovative, and we’ve got to figure out ways of getting things done.”

“You can’t have hope without despair, because hope is a response.  Hope is the active conviction that despair will never have the last word.”

“No matter what, we always have the power to choose hope over despair, engagement over apathy, kindness over indifference, enthusiasm over lethargy, love over hate.  This is our true freedom.  Whatever life may throw at us, we have the freedom and ability to choose our attitude.  And I believe it is in those moments of choice that we manifest our destiny.”

“Let your critics make you humble, and your enemies make you wise.  Learn from every stumble but let nothing keep you down, for you were born to rise!”

“Don’t let your inability to do everything undermine your determination to do something.”

“The greatest of all human freedoms is to choose your attitude in any given set of circumstances.”

“The right attitude can transform a barrier into a blessing, an obstacle into an opportunity, or a stumbling block into a stepping stone.”

“The more you limit your choices, thereby limiting thought, the more you can simplify your life and focus your energy elsewhere.”

“I believe that living life with a definiteness of purpose, with having a central focus, is essential to success.”

“Real courage is holding on to a still voice in your head that says, ‘I must keep going.’  It’s that voice that says, ‘Nothing is a failure if it is not final.’  That voice that says to you, ‘Get out of bed.  Keep going.  I will not quit.'”

“There will be days that taking a breath will feel like a momentous effort, and getting out of bed feels like climbing a mountain.  I’m telling you, those – more than the joy or the pleasure – those will be the moments that are the most valuable in your journey.  Those are the moments that you will discover the truth of who you are.”

“I learned that the only way to overcome the tough challenges is by extending grace, finding common ground, and working together.”

“First class in life has nothing to do with the clothes you wear, the car you drive or the house you live in.  First class is and always will be about the content of your character, the quality of your ideas and the kindness in your heart.”

“In life, it is never the big battle, the big moment, the big speech, the big election.  That does not change things.  What changes things is every day, getting up and rendering small acts of service and love beyond that what’s expected of you or required of you.”

“Leadership is not a position or a title, it is action and example.”

“Let’s not judge.  Let’s draw inspiration from each other’s stories – successes and failures – and realize we’re all connected.”

“Don’t speak to me about your religion; first show it to me in how you treat other people.  Don’t tell me how much you love your God; show me in how much you love all God’s children.  Don’t preach to me your passion for your faith; teach me through your compassion for your neighbors.  In the end, I’m not as interested in what you have to tell or sell as I am in how you choose to live and give.”

“Small acts of decency ripple in ways we could never imagine.”

“Give more than is expected, love more than seems wise, serve more than seems necessary, and help more than is asked.”

“When happy, be kind.  When angry, be kind.  When hopeful, be kind.  When discouraged, be kind.  Whenever, be kind.”

“I want to try to live my own values as consciously and purposefully as I can.”

“I have got the job of my dreams.”

“The process of writing a book has given me a whole new reverence for writers.  Mechanically, it is a brutal process; emotionally, it’s incredibly healing.”

“My victory of success, let it be measured by my own barometer that I’m setting, and my ability to make a difference in the lives of people.”

“I just want to live my life as best I can, in consistency with the values that are at my core.  I just want to be able to say that I lived a life of integrity – but also that I was audacious, that I took risks, that I was never willing to be satisfied with what I had but was willing to put it all on the table again to gamble in order to win the big fight.”

“I’m willing to put myself in danger.  If I took a bullet tomorrow – I don’t mean to be dramatic about it – I’m not afraid of death.  I’m done.  But I’ve had a great life.  God has used me in a wonderful way.”

“As you put your sights on your goals – no matter how great and compelling they are – as you look into the distance, don’t forget what is right in front of you today.  No matter how great your dreams, no matter how great your destiny, remember that the biggest thing you could do today is a small act of kindness.”

“Stand in a way that you are always empowering people to join in, because the only way to be truly successful is not to succeed as an individual, but to succeed as a part of a community, of a country.”

“Can you, every single day, tell a true testimony of who you are?  That’s really what life is about.”

“Never let your soul be silenced.  Live life out loud.  Every day tell your truth not with words but with actions from your heart.”

“Life is about where you are right now, and the choices you make.”

“You must swear, swear not to die a copy, swear not to live a lie, swear that you will declare your truth every day in ways big and most importantly, in ways small, swear that you will make conscious choices and infuse your being in those ordinary moments so they might resound with your love.”

“Dream big and have huge ambition, but never forget life is lived in small moments and sustained by simple acts of love.”

“I would like for you all, that my prayer and hope is that you all be you.  I want you to have the courage to be you.”

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