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Inspirational Quotes

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I thought that I'd post some inspirational quotes that I have been saving over the years. I hope that you enjoy them and that they provide you with some enlightment.

Great Quotations

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit."--Aristotle

A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected
without trials. ~ Chinese Proverb

Change one life and you change the world. Bing Haley

A rich life consists fundamentally of serving others, trying to leave the world a little better than you found it." -by Cornel West

"In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently." -Tony Robbins

To experience love, we must go inside. When you experience real love you get into a state which is beyond words. You are filled with a joy that goes beyond all emotions. True love is the love of the inner Self. - Swami Muktananda

Ask yourself this; 'Are you a human being having a spiritual experience, or a spiritual being having a human experience? - Wayne Dyer, PhD

Success is built on the ability to do better than good enough." -- Author Unknown

"Do what you love to do. Keep doing it. Make it an intention that it will support you abundantly. Look for a way to do it and you will be led to it, step by step." -- Marc Allen

If I had listened to the critics I'd have died drunk in the gutter." -- Anton Chekov

No person is important enough to make me angry." -- Thomas Carlyle

"Life is too short to be small." -- Benjamin Disraeli

We have the tool of thought within us to create a thousand joys or a thousand ills." --Anna Quindlen

"You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it." --Charles Buxton

The thing that is really hard and really amazing is giving up on being perfect and beginning to work on becoming you." --James Allen

"Do what makes you happiest. Look upon what gives you joy. Speak to those who warm your heart. Listen to that which lifts your spirit. Surround yourself with sights and sounds and people that give you pleasure. For all the happiness you give to others all year long, give yourself a perfect day." --Author Unknown

"When we feel that God will give us anything we may ask for, that there is no doubt about it whatever, we cannot otherwise but give expression to the very soul of gratitude, and this gratitude is both limitless and endless; it is the soul's eternal thanksgiving.

To live in the spirit of that prayer that is ever asking God for everything, that believes that God is giving everything; and that is constantly giving thanks to God for everything is, in itself, a life of highest joy. Author Unknown

In dreams and Love there are no impossibilities. Janos Arnay

DreamsWe have a dream inside ourselves A gift to us at birth To guide us and protect us On our journey hear on earth

We all have something special Each one of us unique You have to find the courage To find the peace you seek

So dream your dream and live your dream Dont be afraid to try Just take your soul by the hand And let your spirit fly Maureen Weiner

A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. Amelia Earhart

Belief fuels passion and passion rarely fails Mac Anderson

Take the long view, one day at a time. Mac Anderson

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the must do the thing you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt

Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, 'Make me feel important.' Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life. Mary Kay Ash

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world. Mother Teresa

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other. Audrey Hepburn

You become what you think about Earl Nightingale

Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least Goethe

Laughter is your hearts way of telling your face to smile D. Green

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step Chinese Proverb

Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow. Norman Vincent Peale

The future belongs to those who believe in their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt

Only as high as I reach can I grow Only as far as I seek can I go Only as deep as I look can I see Only as much as I dream can I be Karen Ravn

In such a life, everything is being taken to a higher ground because we are manifesting in body, mind and soul, more and more of the likeness of God. Personal evidence is becoming ideal existence, while the soul is living in the full conscious realization of God's own beautiful world." -- Christian D. Larson, from The Pathway of Roses

Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us." Voltaire

"We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us so that we become increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us, and make us kinder. We always have the choice." --Dalai Lama

"Everyone is God speaking. Why not be polite and listen to Him? " Hafiz, Persian poet

"If you wish the world to become loving and compassionate, become loving and compassionate yourself; if you wish to diminish fear in the world, diminish your own. These are the gifts you can give."Gary Zukav

"Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you." Dr. Seuss

"I believe that should is one of the most damaging words in our language. Every time we use it, we are, in effect, saying that we are wrong, or we were wrong, or we're going to be wrong. I would like to take the word should out of our vocabulary forever and replace it with the word could. This word gives us a choice, and we're never wrong." --Louise Hay

"You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result." -- Mahatma Gandhi

"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do." --Benjamin Franklin

"I used to think I had to lose weight to be happy. I have come to know that if I am happy first, I will lose the weight." --Steve Vaught

"People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within." Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event, then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system." -- William James

Nothing is going to spoil this moment...Imagine making that decision: nothing's going to spoil this moment. Now, imagine making that decision about a relationship, job, day in the week, or...whatever. Imagine applying that idea uniformly in your life." Neale Donald Walsch

"If we had no winter, spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome." Anne Bradstreet,
17th Century poet

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do. -- Pope John XXVIII

There are some people, who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality, and then there are those who turn one into the other." -- Douglas H. Everett

The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem. -- Theodore Rubin

It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, how hopeless the outlook, how muddled the tangle, how great the mistake a sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all. . . if only you could love enough, you would be the happiest and most powerful being in the world."Emmet Fox

Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you, not because they are kind, but because you are." -- Author Unknown

Listen to the MUSTN'TS, child,
Listen to the DON'TS,
Listen to the NEVER HAVES
Then listen close to me
ANYTHING can happen, child,
ANYTHING can be." -- Shel Silverstein

"Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world." Arthur Schopenhauer

"You don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there." Robert Allen

"Never let yesterday use up too much of today." --Will Rogers

"I believe that should is one of the most damaging words in our language. Every time we use it, we are, in effect, saying that we are wrong, or we were wrong, or we're going to be wrong. I would like to take the word should out of our vocabulary forever and replace it with the word could. This word gives us a choice, and we're never wrong." --Louise Hay

"There is a wide difference between the will to resist an activity and the decision to change it. He, who changes an activity, acts; whereas he, who resists an activity, reacts. One creates, the other perpetuates." Neville Goddard

"Imagination is a stimulus to happiness. If we are capable of imagining a situation, we are capable of attaining that situation." -Anthony Norvell

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Thomas Jefferson

There is no greater importance in the entire world like knowing you are right and that the wave of the world is wrong, yet the wave crashes upon you.
Norman Mailer

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
- H. L. Mencken

'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'


There is no us and them; there is only us. Bing Haley

If you can change one life, you have changed the world. Bing Haley

How old am I? I, like you, am eternal. I just got here first. Bing Haley

If you seek to be the most powerful being in creation, then fill yourself with Love and none will be able to resist you. Bing Haley

Love is the only thing that cannot be bought, bartered, or sold; yet it is more valuable than all else and increases in value and strength when given away. Bing Haley

Love is the only gift that fills the giver more than the receiver. Bing Haley

Id rather die being me than live being them. Bing Haley

When people are unkind to you love them more, because sadly they are living in fear. Bing Haley

To love is to serve. To serve is to love. Bing Haley

Life is like a game of tennis; the player who serves well seldom loses. ~Anonymous

When I am treated unkindly I bless this person with the hope of love in their life.

I will not change who I am to become who they are. Bing Haley

There is no such thing as death. I am a spiritual being having a material experience. Bing Haley

The human soul, like a lump of coal, under pressure becomes a diamond to treasure. Bing Haley

This day I will be the me-ist me that I can be. Bing Haley

If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things. Rene Descartes

Treasure the love that you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished. Og Mandino

There is more to life than increasing its speed. - Gandhi

Each of us will one day be judged by our standard of life, not by our standard of living; by our measure of giving, not by our measure of wealth; by our simple goodness, not by our seeming greatness.~ William Arthur Ward

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. Martin Luther King

The message is clear:

Plan with attitude, prepare with aptitude, participate with servitude, receive with gratitude, and this should be enough to separate you from the multitudes. ~ Krish Dhanam

Enough Love

There is no difficulty
that enough love will not conquer;
No disease that enough
love will not heal;

No door that enough
love will not open;
No gulf that enough
love will not bridge;

No wall that enough
love will not throw down; No sin that enough
love will not redeem.

A winner is big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them. ~ John Maxwell

You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.~ Joe Sabah

Regardless of your lot in life, you can build something beautiful on it.~ Zig Ziglar

Decision is the spark that ignites action. Until a decision is made nothing happens.~ Wilfred A. Peterson

You might not be what you say you are, but what you say, you are.~ Zig Ziglar

When I was young I observed that nine out of every ten things I did were failures, so I did ten times more work.~ George Bernard Shaw

If you don't think every day is a good day, just try missing one. Cavett Robert

Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people. Barbara Bush

What I hear I forget. What I see I remember. What I do, I know. Chinese Proverb

I bring you the gift of these four words: I believe in you. ~ Blaise Pascal

The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.~ Vince Lombardi

It is a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it. ~W. Somerset Maugham

He who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. ~Saint Basil

Dreams get you started; discipline keeps you going. Jim Rohn

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. ~Ronald E. Osborn

You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want. Zig Ziglar

"You never know when one act or one word of encouragement can change a life forever." ~ Zig Ziglar

Every house where love abides

And friendship is a guest

Is surely home, and home, sweet home

For there the heart can rest - Henry Van Dyke

Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction Anonymous

Its a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it. Somerset Maugham

A bird does not sing because it has an answer; it sings because it has a song Chinese Proverb

Love doesnt make the world go round; love is what makes the ride worth while. Franklin P. Jones

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing. Abraham Lincoln

I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love. Mother Teresa

To know is to grow. Bing Haley

Its not the things you get, but the hearts you touch, that will determine your success in life. Unknown

If I can make you happy, then I have made me happy; there is always only one of us in the room. Bing Haley

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. Helen Keller

Ive learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget the way you made them feel. Maya Angelou