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Inspire

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:17am | by monicadear

We've collected some favorite quotes over the years here for your inspiration and enjoyment.

 

Inspirational Quotes

  • "What we think, we become."

  • "Whether you think you can or think you can't, You are correct."

  • "If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans."

  • "Lord, take me where You want me to go; Let me meet who You want me to meet; Tell me what You want me to say; and Keep me out of your way."

  • "Follow what your heart is telling you!! Do it! Put an end to the worrying and the needless anxiety, and focus those incredible energies of yours toward the true goal: that of doing what we are meant to be doing, and being who we are meant to be...

  • "If you spend all your energy and time on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical...

  • "The Japanese carp or koi has the natural ability to grow according to the size of its environment. Thus, in a small tank, it usually grows to no more than five to seven centimetres, but if placed in a lake, it can grow to three times that size...

  • "It is easier to be a 'humanitarian' than to render your own country its proper due; it is easier to be a 'patriot' than to make your community a better place to live in; it is easier to be a 'civic leader' than to treat your own family with...

  • "All these problems and conditions are a result of past actions. And past deeds start in the mind. If the heart brings forth thoughts motivated by greed and anger and stupidity, then the harvest will be bitter. If the mind plants seeds based on...

  • "We really do have the opportunity to make this country into what we all believe it ought to be."

  • "Dare to dream, then work to make that dream a reality."

  • "What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. Fall in love, stay in love and it will decide everything."

  • "Failure is simply a reason to strengthen resolve."

  • "What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like an open sore and then run--- Does it stink like rotting meat? Or crust and sugar over like a syrupy sweet. Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it...

  • "Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

  • "I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him."

  • "The pain of life is pure salt; no more, no less. The amount of pain in life remains the same, exactly the same. But the amount of bitterness we taste depends on the container we put the pain in. So when you are in pain, the only thing you can do...

  • "Our intentions -- noticed or unnoticed, gross or subtle -- contribute either to our suffering or to our happiness. Intentions are sometimes called seeds. The garden you grow depends on the seeds you plant and water."

  • "For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the...

  • "Hold a true friend with both your hands."

  • "True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost."

  • "My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life."

  • "If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places -- and there are so many -- where people behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending...

  • "So give up waiting as a state of mind. When you catch yourself slipping into waiting ... snap out of it. Come into the present moment. Just be, and enjoy being."

  • "Optimism means faith in ourselves, faith in the everydayness of our lives, and above all, faith in love."

  • "Banish the word struggle from your attitude and your vocabulary. All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration. We are the ones we've been waiting for."

  • "There are no shortcuts to any place worth going."

  • "Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize."

  • "I want to be comfortable and proud of everything I do."

  • "Don't tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done."

  • "Let the miraculous life you were born to lead unfold in all of its magnificence."

  • "I take nothing for granted. I now have only good days, or great days."

  • "The starting point of great success and achievement has always been the same. It is for you to dream big dreams. There is nothing more important, and nothing that works faster than to cast off your own limitations and to begin dreaming and...

  • "Don't ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."

  • "Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead."

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