INSPIRATIONAL quotes

 

"Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts." ~Charles Dickens

“Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.”  ~ Dale E. Turner

“The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.” ~Vince Lombardi

“A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth. The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches, and thoughts. And the consequences whether good or bad of even the least of them are far-reaching.”  ~ Swami Sivananda

"For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it.  For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it.  For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it." ~Ivan Panin

"To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly" ~Henri L. Bergson

"Life is change.  Growth is optional. Choose wisely." ~Karen Kaiser Clark

"They must change who would be constant in happiness and wisdom." ~Confucius

"Being willing to change allows you to move from a point of view to a viewing  point - a higher, more expansive place, from which you can see both sides." ~Thomas Crum

"We cannot become what we need to be, remaining what we are." ~Max Dupree

“Experience is what you get when you don't get what  you want.” ~Dan Stanford

“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.” ~Unknown

“To stand still is to lose, To move is to gain, To change is to grow.” ~Gene E. Megiveron

“My friends have made the story of my life. In a thousand ways they have turned my limitations into beautiful privileges.” ~Helen Keller

“Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.” ~Unknown

“What you hear repeatedly you will eventually believe.” ~Mike Murdock

“You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins.”  ~Jim Stovall

“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

 “When I admire the wonder of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in worship to the Creator.”  ~Mahatma Gandhi

 “Be glad of life, because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars.” ~Henry Van Dyke

 “Life's up and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals - Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want.”  ~Marsha Sinetar

“Our senses are indeed our doors and windows on this world, in a very real sense the key to the unlocking of meaning and the wellspring of creativity.” ~Jean Houston

“We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.” ~Marian Wright Edelman

“Try to make at least one person happy every day. If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought. Count up, if you can, the treasure of happiness that you would dispense in a week, in a year, in a lifetime!” ~Lawrence G. Lovasik

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” ~Helen Keller

 “A champion shows who he is by what he does when he’s tested. When a person   gets up and says 'I can still do it', he's a champion.” ~Evander Holyfield

“There’s nothing wrong with getting knocked down, as long as you get right back up.”  ~Muhammed Ali

“Don’t count the days, make the days count.”  ~Muhammed Ali

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”  ~Muhammed Ali

“To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.”  ~Muhammed Ali

“Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer the goal.”  ~Elbert Hubbard

“Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” ~St. Francis of Assisi

“My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.”  ~Oprah Winfrey

“When you act on your impulses to play, when you are open to the possibilities in each moment, you replace your fears with self-understanding, self-esteem, and personal strength.” ~Sandra Magsamen

"Every new day begins with possibilities.  It's up to us to fill it with the things that move us toward progress and peace."  ~Ronald Reagan

"It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power." ~Alan Cohen

“Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.” ~Benjamin Disraeli

“Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joy, and dividing our grief.”  ~Joseph Addison

“To have a good friend is one of the highest delights of life; to be a good friend is one of the noblest and most difficult undertakings.” ~Unknown

“Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God's best gifts. It involves many things, but above all, the power of getting out of one's self, and appreciating whatever is noble and loving in another.” ~Thomas Hughes

“Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed: our love to others, and others' love to us.” ~Thomas Trahern

“Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you're right.” ~Attributed to Henry Ford

“Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that's easy. What's hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.”  ~Charles Mingus

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions.”  ~Rainer Maria Rilke

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.”  ~Anthony Robbins

“Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.” ~G. W. F. Hegel

“Always be a little kinder than necessary.”  ~J.M. Barrie

“Always do what you are afraid to do.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change.” ~Maya Angelou

“When you think at that moment that it's possible, then the magic starts.” ~Siegfried

“Your sole contribution to the sum of things is yourself. ” ~Frank Crane

“Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won't come in.” ~Alan Alda

“My strength is as the strength of ten because my heart is pure.” ~Lord Alfred Tennyson

“Your work is to discover your work...and then with all your heart, give it to yourself.”  ~Buddha

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.”  ~Carl Jung

“Time is swift, it races by; Opportunities are born and die... Still you wait and will not try - A bird with wings who dares not rise and fly.” ~A. A. Milne

“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.” ~William Blake

“We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.”  ~François de la Rochefoucauld

“Always be prepared to start.”  ~Joe Montana

“Seeing within changes one's outer vision.”  ~Joseph Chilton Pearce

“Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose.”  ~Tom Krause

“When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all.  We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation/it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.” ~Les Brown

“To the world you may just be someone, but to someone you may be the world.” ~Anonymous

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”  ~E. E. Cummings

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” ~Albert Einstein

“When your heart speaks, take good notes.” ~Judith Campbell

“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear, and the blind can read.” ~Mark Twain

“We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are.”  ~Anais Nin

“Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused.” ~Anonymous

“To those who can dream there is no such place as faraway.” ~Anon

“It is never too late to become what you might have been.” ~George Eliot

“Happiness is not having what you want. It is wanting what you have.” ~Unknown

“This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it!” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” ~Michael Jordan

“Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in,  therein to be content.” ~Helen Keller

“One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.” ~D. Gregory

“He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.” ~Confucius