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Charlotte Safavi, Writer, Journalist, Stylist

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Charlotte Safavi has written for many publications, including The Washington Post, The British Sunday Times Magazine, House Beautiful, Victorian Homes, and Better Homes and Gardens.

She also writes a tea column for Inns magazine and regularly blogs for The Huffington Post. Articles from her blogs have been featured online in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and on National Public Radio.

Born in London and educated at Oxford University, her heritage is Iranian, and she now resides in Northern Virginia with her husband and son. For more information, visit www.charlottesafavi.com

There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.”

– JFK

Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.”

– Francesca Reigle

Letting go of expectations is a ticket to peace. It allows us to ride over every crisis—small or large—like a beach ball on water.”

– Martha Beck

No matter how difficult and painful it may be, nothing sounds as good to the soul as the truth.”

– Martha Beck, from "Leaving the Saints"

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”

– Eckhart Tolle

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

– Steve Jobs

The journey is the reward.”

– Greg Norman

Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”

– E.B. White

A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge, and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges.”

– Carlos Castaneda

A person who learns to juggle six balls will be more skilled than the person who never tries to juggle more than three.”

– Marilyn vos Savant

This is the age when magical technologies make more and more radically fun ideas plausible, even easy. You’re only limited by your creativity.”

– Martha Beck

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.

– Robert Frost

Do one thing every day that scares you.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

If you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.”

– Oprah Winfrey

The best hobbies are the ones that take us furthest from our primary occupation.”

– Dr. Evelyn Vogel, Dexter

Destiny is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”

– William Jennings Bryan

The mind is everything. What you think, you become.”

– Buddha

There are children playing in the street who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago.”

– J. Robert Oppenheimer

I was taught at a very young age that you can do whatever you want to, but you have to make it happen — not just talk about it.”

– Kathleen Jo Ryan

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.”

– Albert Einstein

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

– William Butler Yeats

A people who mean to be their Governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

– James Madison

Do you have the desire to create something new; the strength of conviction to believe your creation will be successful, and the reservoir of energy necessary to thrust it into the marketplace?”

– Steven Schussler

We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.”

– Winston Churchill

Entrepreneurs need to search purposefully for the sources of innovation that indicate opportunities for success.”

– Peter F. Drucker

Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!”

– Andrew Carnegie

Remove those ‘I want you to like me’ stickers from your forehead
and, instead, place them where they truly will do the most good—on your mirror.”

– Susan Jeffers

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”

– Thomas Edison

The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. The greatest failure is to not try.”

– Debbi Fields, Mrs. Fields Cookies

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”

– Charles Darwin

Almost anyone can start a community, but it takes real talent and commitment to get people to show up and keep coming back.”

– Andy Sernovitz

You may ask me for anything you like except time.”

– Napoleon

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something.”

– Nolan Bushnell, founder, Chuck E. Cheese's

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

– T.S. Eliot

When you are asked if you can do a job, tell ‘em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”

– Friedrich Nietzsche

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

– Nelson Mandela

Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.”

– Helen Keller

Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.”

– Anthony Trollope

Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity.”

– Ray Bradbury

The fixity of a habit is generally in direct proportion to its absurdity.”

– Marcel Proust

A truly forgiving person is someone who experiences all the anger merited by injustice and still acts with fairness and compassion.”

– Martha Beck

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.”

– Thomas Carlyle

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”

– Jimi Hendrix

Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth. Tame the dragon and the gift is yours.”

– Noela Evans

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.”

– Joseph Addison

‎Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.”

– Booker T. Washington

A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.”

– Albert Schweitzer

There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”

– Leonard Cohen

To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson