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55 Inspiring Sarah Ban Breathnach Quotes About Life

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Born On: May 5, 1947
Born In: Westbury, New York, United States
Sarah Ban Breathnach is an American public speaker, author and philanthropist. She is very successful and one of the best-selling authors in the U.S. Breathnach had initially wanted to be an actress and in order to fulfil her ambition, she went to London, United Kingdom at the age of 25. However, things did not work out as planned and after returning to the United States, she started contributing articles on fashion to different publications. Eventually she started her career as a writer after her marriage and ‘Mrs. Sharp’s Traditions’ and ‘The Victorian Nursery Companion’ are among her noted early works. However, she shot to fame with her novel ‘Simple Abundance’ published in 1995 and some of her other noted works include, ‘The Illustrated Discovery’ ‘Journal’, ‘Something More’, ‘Peace and Plenty’, ‘A Man’s Journey to Simple Abundance’, ‘Moving On’, ‘The Best Part of the Day’ and ‘A Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy’ among others. Among the books she has written, ‘A Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy’ was a runaway success and enjoyed a run of around two years in the ‘New York Times Best Seller List’. The below collection of Sarah Ban Breathnach’s most famous quotes have been excerpted from her writings, papers, speeches, novels and thoughts. We bring to you a collection of sayings and quotes by Sarah Ban Breathnach that are sure to life your spirits.
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Life is not made up of minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, or years, but of moments. You must experience each one before you can appreciate it.

Life is not made up of minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, or years, but of moments. You must experience each one before you can appreciate it.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Faith is the very first thing you should pack in a hope chest.

Faith is the very first thing you should pack in a hope chest.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers 
But above all
The world needs dreamers who do.

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers But above all The world needs dreamers who do.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Success in life is not how well we execute Plan A; it's how smoothly we cope with Plan B.

Success in life is not how well we execute Plan A; it's how smoothly we cope with Plan B.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Not having money to spend doesn’t mean we can’t have well-spent moments every day. (42)

Not having money to spend doesn’t mean we can’t have well-spent moments every day. (42)

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Always remember, it’s simply not an adventure worth telling if there aren’t any dragons.

Always remember, it’s simply not an adventure worth telling if there aren’t any dragons.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
This is how women self-sabotage and self-destruct. Unless we have constant witnesses to our hard work, we are convinced we pull off every day of our lives through smoke and mirrors. (27)

This is how women self-sabotage and self-destruct. Unless we have constant witnesses to our hard work, we are convinced we pull off every day of our lives through smoke and mirrors. (27)

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Let passion be your muse. Let her guide and teach you to trust your instincts.

Let passion be your muse. Let her guide and teach you to trust your instincts.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Celebrate the Sacred in the ordinary.

Celebrate the Sacred in the ordinary.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Every day offers us simple gifts when we are willing to search our hearts for the place that's right for each of us. (January 15)

Every day offers us simple gifts when we are willing to search our hearts for the place that's right for each of us. (January 15)

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy.

Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Live for the event, not the outcome.

Live for the event, not the outcome.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Remember, no matter what life throws at us, we can always bake a cake!

Remember, no matter what life throws at us, we can always bake a cake!

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Always remember that striving and struggling precede success, even in the dictionary.

Always remember that striving and struggling precede success, even in the dictionary.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Never forget that all you have is all you need.

Never forget that all you have is all you need.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
If you want your life to come together, you have to start treating yourself better.

If you want your life to come together, you have to start treating yourself better.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Little changes [and] little choices add up to be revolutionary changes in your life.

Little changes [and] little choices add up to be revolutionary changes in your life.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Each day offers us the gift of being a special occasion if we can simply learn that as well as giving, it is blessed to receive with grace and a grateful heart.

Each day offers us the gift of being a special occasion if we can simply learn that as well as giving, it is blessed to receive with grace and a grateful heart.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Any self-prompt that reminds you to focus on flow not ebb, contributes to your greater sense of abundance. (53)

Any self-prompt that reminds you to focus on flow not ebb, contributes to your greater sense of abundance. (53)

Sarah Ban Breathnach
You only live once—but if you work it right, once is enough. —JOE E. LEWIS

You only live once—but if you work it right, once is enough. —JOE E. LEWIS

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Not every one of our desires can be immediately gratified. We’ve got to learn to wait patiently for our dreams to come true, especially on the path we’ve chosen.

Not every one of our desires can be immediately gratified. We’ve got to learn to wait patiently for our dreams to come true, especially on the path we’ve chosen.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life.

You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Your heart will always tell you what’s working and what’s not.

Your heart will always tell you what’s working and what’s not.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Take a risk a day—one small or bold stroke that makes you feel great once you have done it.

Take a risk a day—one small or bold stroke that makes you feel great once you have done it.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Whether you realize it or not, you have lived many lives, and each one has left an indelible mark on your soul.

Whether you realize it or not, you have lived many lives, and each one has left an indelible mark on your soul.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Sometimes a person has to go back, really back—to have a sense, an understanding of all that’s gone to make them—before they can go forward. —PAULE MARSHALL

Sometimes a person has to go back, really back—to have a sense, an understanding of all that’s gone to make them—before they can go forward. —PAULE MARSHALL

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Each life experience leaves a layer of memory like a deposit of sediment: things we’ve loved and moments of contentment we’ve cherished that when recalled, reveal glimmers of our true selves.

Each life experience leaves a layer of memory like a deposit of sediment: things we’ve loved and moments of contentment we’ve cherished that when recalled, reveal glimmers of our true selves.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
The key to loving how you live is in knowing what it is you truly love.

The key to loving how you live is in knowing what it is you truly love.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Consider the track record of your naysayers. How many dreams have they successfully brought into this world?

Consider the track record of your naysayers. How many dreams have they successfully brought into this world?

Sarah Ban Breathnach
If it’s not authentically you, live without it.

If it’s not authentically you, live without it.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
One can never change the past, only the hold it has on you,” Merle Shain reassures us, “and while nothing in your life is reversible, you can reverse it nevertheless.

One can never change the past, only the hold it has on you,” Merle Shain reassures us, “and while nothing in your life is reversible, you can reverse it nevertheless.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
There is no companion so companionable as Solitude,” Thoreau reminds me as I carry a hot cup of tea back to bed.

There is no companion so companionable as Solitude,” Thoreau reminds me as I carry a hot cup of tea back to bed.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Realize the past no longer holds you captive. It can only continue to hurt you if you hold on to it. Let the past go. A simply abundant world awaits.

Realize the past no longer holds you captive. It can only continue to hurt you if you hold on to it. Let the past go. A simply abundant world awaits.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Simple abundance, 1: an inner journey; 2: a spiritual and practical course in creative living; 3: a tapestry of contentment

Simple abundance, 1: an inner journey; 2: a spiritual and practical course in creative living; 3: a tapestry of contentment

Sarah Ban Breathnach
We should only strive to be first-rate versions of ourselves. And our best is always good enough.

We should only strive to be first-rate versions of ourselves. And our best is always good enough.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
I’ve got a good feeling that this coming year is going to be your best yet. Heaven knows you deserve it.

I’ve got a good feeling that this coming year is going to be your best yet. Heaven knows you deserve it.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line,” Lucille Ball advised. “You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line,” Lucille Ball advised. “You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
A sobering thought: what if, right at this very moment, I am living up to my full potential? —JANE WAGNER

A sobering thought: what if, right at this very moment, I am living up to my full potential? —JANE WAGNER

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Today, be willing to believe that a companion Spirit is leading you every step of the way, and knows the next step.

Today, be willing to believe that a companion Spirit is leading you every step of the way, and knows the next step.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Let go of limiting illusions that have held you back from knowing that just to be alive is a grand thing.

Let go of limiting illusions that have held you back from knowing that just to be alive is a grand thing.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Your diamonds are not in far distant mountains or in yonder seas; they are in your own backyard, if you but dig for them. —RUSSELL H. CONWELL

Your diamonds are not in far distant mountains or in yonder seas; they are in your own backyard, if you but dig for them. —RUSSELL H. CONWELL

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Sidetracked women, who scatter their energies to the four winds, never achieve serenity. (Nervous breakdowns, to be sure, but not serenity.) It’s as simple as that.

Sidetracked women, who scatter their energies to the four winds, never achieve serenity. (Nervous breakdowns, to be sure, but not serenity.) It’s as simple as that.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
I was learning to differentiate between my needs and my wants and this powerful lesson had to be mastered before I could move forward.

I was learning to differentiate between my needs and my wants and this powerful lesson had to be mastered before I could move forward.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Invite Divine Order into your life today and a more serene tomorrow will unfold.

Invite Divine Order into your life today and a more serene tomorrow will unfold.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
When we realize gratefully that we can live by our own lights if we access the Power. Ask for it. Claim it. Today.

When we realize gratefully that we can live by our own lights if we access the Power. Ask for it. Claim it. Today.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Regret is the only wound from which the soul never recovers

Regret is the only wound from which the soul never recovers

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it. —BUDDHA

Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it. —BUDDHA

Sarah Ban Breathnach
So it is with the concerto of our lives. Individual notes must be learned and played and practiced before we achieve harmony. And above all, we must learn how to pause.

So it is with the concerto of our lives. Individual notes must be learned and played and practiced before we achieve harmony. And above all, we must learn how to pause.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of time, you are incomparable,

Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of time, you are incomparable,

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Start thinking of yourself as an artist and your life as a work-in-progress.

Start thinking of yourself as an artist and your life as a work-in-progress.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Every day we’re given chances to embrace the new.

Every day we’re given chances to embrace the new.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.

How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it. —SOMERSET MAUGHAM

It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it. —SOMERSET MAUGHAM

Sarah Ban Breathnach
This I can report from the front lines: life never calms down long enough for us to wait until tomorrow to start living the lives we deserve.

This I can report from the front lines: life never calms down long enough for us to wait until tomorrow to start living the lives we deserve.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Today you may not be familiar with the happiness habit. But like any new behavior, happiness can be learned.

Today you may not be familiar with the happiness habit. But like any new behavior, happiness can be learned.

Sarah Ban Breathnach