Sometimes we need motivational quotes from people who have achieved success in their lives. Posts in the Wise Words of the Day section focus on sharing timeless inspirational quotes and how we can translate their wisdom into our modern lives.

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How to Let Go of the Need to Be Right

How to Let Go of the Need to Be Right

Some people are so constituted that they would rather lose a friend than an argument. Be yourself, simple, honest and ...
Ideal 1950s Homemaker is Gracious and Thoughtful ModernRetroWoman.com

The Ideal 1950s Homemaker is Gracious and Thoughtful

An ideal homemaker is lovely to look at and lovely to be around...She is gracious and thoughtful and is consequently ...
When Faced with Challenges, Defy Your Difficulties ModernRetroWoman.com

When Faced with Challenges, Defy Your Difficulties

Why don't you turn the table on your troubles? They have been challenging you, threatening you with defeat. Why not ...
We Express Our Gratitude - Remembrance Day

We Express Our Gratitude – Remembrance Day

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to ...
How to Stay Calm and Cheerful ModernRetroWoman.com

How to Stay Calm and Cheerful

The thought that you must carry all of the time, like a big sign hanging over the stage of your ...
How to be an Active Choice Maker

How to be an Active Choice Maker

When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that is in itself a choice - William James ...
Do You Need to Overcome A Fear of Failure ModernRetroWoman.com Blog Image

Do You Need to Overcome A Fear of Failure?

Successful men usually snatch success from seeming failure. If they know there is such a word as defeat they will ...
1940s Eating Wasn't Just Meat and Potatoes

1940s Eating Wasn’t Just Meat and Potatoes

No other factor is so conducive to good health as wise eating. If you prefer to gratify your lower appetite, ...
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How the “Easy Button” Hurts Us

There is far too much talk about making life easy. It is all right to take the pain and bitterness ...
How to Reclaim the "Can Do" Spirit

How to Reclaim the “Can Do” Spirit

The man who says, "It can't be done, " is liable to be interrupted by someone doing it. ~ Unknown ...
Life is Meant to be Lived Wise Words of the Day ModernRetroWomancom

Life is Meant to be Lived

"With every rising of the sun, think of your life as just begun." - Unknown When I was a teenager, ...
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Burning the Candle at Both Ends {Wise Words of the Day}

Rise early, give muscles and brain their fair share of exercise and rest, be temperate in food, allow yourself a ...
"Encouragement" Shouldn't Be Newsworthy

“Encouragement” Shouldn’t Be Newsworthy

We should seize every opportunity to give encouragement. Encouragement is oxygen to the soul. The days are always dark enough ...
Don't Let Age Stop You From Achieving Your Dreams ModernRetroWoman.com

Don’t Let Age Stop You From Achieving Your Dreams

I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate. ~ Julia Child Did you know that ...
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On Being Responsible {Wise Words of the Day}

A duty dodged is like a debt unpaid; it is only deferred, and we must come back and settle the ...
True Beauty is a Reflection of Your Soul

True Beauty is a Reflection of Your Soul

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected ...
Success Begins With A Dream {Wise Words of the Day}

Success Begins With A Dream {Wise Words of the Day}

Today's dream is tomorrow's reality. Success begins with a dream, but that is only the first step. (Unknown) The Mister ...
Time Is A Fixed Income {Wise Words of the Day}

Time Is A Fixed Income {Wise Words of the Day}

People who get things done have to learn to say no--to others and to themselves. ~ Donald Laird It isn't ...
Everyday Goodness {Wise Words of the Day}

Everyday Goodness {Wise Words of the Day}

Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good actions; try to use ordinary situations. ~ Richter People make a ...
"H" is for Happiness {Wise Words of the Day}

“H” is for Happiness {Wise Words of the Day}

Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin. - John Lubbock It was another stressful day at work ...
Wise Words of the Day: Positive Heroism

Wise Words of the Day: Positive Heroism

At the moment it is highly necessary that everyone should put the rules of conduct into practice in his daily ...
Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive

Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive

You've got to accentuate the positive Eliminate the negative And latch on to the affirmative Don't mess with Mister In-Between ...
Giving Up The Instant Makeover Mentality {Wise Words of the Day}

Giving Up The Instant Makeover Mentality {Wise Words of the Day}

Today's dream is tomorrow's reality. Success begins with a dream, but that is only the first step. ~ Unknown Our ...
The Glamorous Response to Disappointments {Wise Words of the Day}

The Glamorous Response to Disappointments {Wise Words of the Day}

Disappointments are inevitable. Do not expect every plan you make to carry through without a hitch. Accept your disappointments philosophically ...
What Is Your Definition of Success?

What Is Your Definition of Success?

Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become ...
Wise Words of the Day: Don't Put It Off

Wise Words of the Day: Don’t Put It Off

The leading rule for a man of every calling is diligence; never put off until tomorrow what you can do ...
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Wise Words of the Day: Double the Labor With Half the Exertion

A sunny disposition is the very soul of success, enabling a man to do double the labor that he could ...
Wise Words of the Day: Oversharing

Wise Words of the Day: Oversharing

Be always discreet. Keep your own counsel. If you do not keep it to yourself, you cannot expect others to ...
Wise Words of the Day: It's Always The Last Key

Wise Words of the Day: It’s Always The Last Key

Don't be discouraged. It is often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock. ~ Stansifer As I'm ...
Wise Words of the Day: Different Lives

Wise Words of the Day: Different Lives

Each of us lives a life that never has been, or never will be, exactly like that of any other ...