Favorite Inspirational Quotes

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Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you ~Jesus

We cannot do great things, only small things with great love ~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Turn your face to the sun and let the shadows fall behind you ~Helen Keller

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible  ~Dalai Lama

When the Power Of Love will replace the Love Of Power, then will our world know the blessings of Peace ~ William Gladstone

Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up ~Pablo Picasso

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength ~
Corrie ten Boom

It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years ~Abraham Lincoln

You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore ~Christopher Columbus

Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible ~Francis of Assisi

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Change your thoughts and you change your world ~Norman Vincent Peale

Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see ~Confucius

Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness  ~ Pearl S. Buck

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world ~ Ann Frank

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion ~Dalai Lama

When the world says “give up”, Hope whispers “try one more time” ~ Author Unknown

Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent ~Eleanor Roosevelt

The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams~ Oprah Winfrey

Clouds floating into my life no longer carry rain or usher storm, but add color to my sky ~Rabindranath Tagore

Foolish friends are worse than wise enemies ~ Dhammapada

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step ~Lao Tzu

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom ~ Bertrand Russell

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving ~ Khalil Gibran

If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced ~Vincent Van Gogh

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge ~ Stephen Hawking

Life is mostly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone.
Kindness in another’s trouble,
Courage in your own ~ Adam Lindsay Gordon

We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another  ~Luciano De Crescenzo

Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God ~ Leo Buscaglind

The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your arm ~Swedish Proverb

God loves the world through us~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Shoot for the Moon, even if you miss, you’ll land among the Stars ~ Les Brown

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear ~George Addair

You can’t use up creativity.  The more you use, the more you have ~Maya Angelou

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity ~Amelia Earhart

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any ~Alice Walker

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future ~ George Bernard Shaw

Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true ~Robert Brault

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck ~Dalai Lama

Multa semitas; unum verum. Many paths; one truth ~Unknown

I would rather die of passion than of boredom ~Vincent van Gogh

Believe you can and you’re halfway there ~Theodore Roosevelt

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle ~ St. Francis of Assisi

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why ~Mark Twain

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel ~Maya Angelou

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference ~Robert Frost

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly  ~Richard Bach

I’m a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world ~Mother Teresa

The true artist is not the one who draws and paints, but rather the person whose whole life is adjusted to beauty in every thought and action ~ Havelock Ellis

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are not human beings trying to be spiritual but spiritual beings trying to human ~Jacquelyn Small

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it ~Henry Ford

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away ~Maya Angelou

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me ~Erma Bombeck

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!” ~Audrey Hepburn

The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it~ Michelangelo

Fall seven times and stand up eight ~Japanese Proverb

Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart ~ Ancient Indian Proverb

If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere ~ Vincent Van Gogh

No matter how far you have gone down the wrong road, turn back ~Turkish Proverb

No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit ~ Helen Keller

O master poet, I have sat down at thy feet. Only let me make my life simple and straight, like a flute of reed for thee to fill with music ~Rabindranath Tagore

Angels sail through our lives like ships of light visiting us through the portals of our hearts
~ Karen Goldmam

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us ~Helen Keller

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure ~Bill Cosby

Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being  ~Kevin Kruse

The more sympathy you give, the less you need~ Malcolm Forbes

You can’t fall if you don’t climb.  But there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground ~Unknown

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you have imagined ~Henry David Thoreau

If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on ~Sheryl Sandberg

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Keep a green tree in your heart and a singing bird will come ~ Chinese Proverb

A fellow who does things that count, doesn’t usually stop to count them ~ Albert Einstein

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children ~Kahlil Gibran

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve ~Napoleon Hill

If you don’t model what you are trying to teach, you are teaching something else ~Unknown

There are four questions of value in life… What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love. ~Johnny Depp

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do ~ Rumi

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves ~James Matthew Barrie

Life is a difficult teacher; you get the test first and the answer later ~Unknown

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty ~Teresa of Calcutta

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans ~John Lennon

Limitations live only in our minds.  But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless ~Jamie Paolinetti

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

The first duty of love is to listen ~ Paul Tillach

The moon moves slowly, but it crosses the town ~West Africa/Ashanti

Luck is found at the intersection of preparation and opportunity ~Unknown

Many receive advice; only the wise profit from it ~Syrus

Nature gives to every time and season a beauty of its own. Charles Dickens

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore, Dream, Discover ~Mark Twain



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