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Inspirational Quotes Page 1

from Mallory Bolduc

"The soul would have no rainbow, had the eye no tears."
- Unknown

"Don't be afraid to take a big step. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps."
- David Lloyd George

"Do not be dismayed at good-byes. A good-bye is necessary before meeting again and meeting again after moments or lifetimes is certain for those who are friends."
- Richard Bach

from Diane Schnabel

"The pain of parting cannot be compared with the joy of meeting again else who could bear it."
- Willy Smith

from Michelle Svenson

"Reality is just an imagination; Imagination is the true reality."
- Unknown

from Earl Travis

"It is only temporary, So live to your fullest."
- Big Al Travis

from Jennie Baron

"All children behave as well as they are treated."
- Jan Hunt

from David M. Jellema

"When you run out of red, use blue!"
- Pablo Picasso on flexibility and imagination

from Janine Hucker

"Whatever with the past is gone, the best is always yet to come."
- Lucy Larcom

"As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live."
- Goethe

"Growth demands a temporary surrender of security."
- Gail Sheehy

"Live with great expectations and great things will happen."
- Art Fettig

"We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world."
- Buddha

"Happiness is not so much in having as in sharing. We make a living by what we get but we make a life out of what we give."
- Norman MacEwan

from Gina Fleming

"Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced."
- James Baldwin

from Kathleen Burke

"Like all good teachers, the world repeats her lesson. Over and over ...with wordless variety... She spells the name of Love."
- Joan Walsh Anglund

from Dantaz

"When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that the mighty oak grows strong in contrary winds, and diamonds are made from extreme pressure."
- Peter Marshall

"Never give in, never! Be it concerning large things or small things, never, never, never!"
- Winston Churchill

"I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now."
- Bob Dylan

from Debbie Evans

If throughout the unguarded moment of the evening
Sadness has crept into your heart,
Let it sail away with the setting sun,
Because tonight is gods night for peacemaking.
- Anon

from Winston Griffin

Backgrounds and circumstances my affect on who we are.
But we are responsible for who we become.
- Unknown

from Michelle Murray

They know enough who know how to learn.
- Henry Adams

Give me a firm place to stand and I will move the earth.
- Archimedes

The first proof of a well-ordered mind is to be able to pause and linger within itself.
- Seneca

Little minds are wounded by the smallest things.
- La Rochefoucauld

The fox condemns the trap, not himself.
- William Blake

Having a backbone is admirable. But don't forget your neck sticks out one end.

Ask yourself always: how can this be done better?
- GC Lichtenberg

Life is rather like a tin of sardines. We're all of us looking for the key.
- Alan Bennett

Babies are the nicest way of all to start making people.

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
- Theodore Roosevelt

One of the most important things in families, both for children and spouses, is never to close off possibilities.
- Hazel Hawke

The future influences the present just as much as the past.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

from Ginnie Hart

"Believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance and trust that in this love there is a strength and a blessing, out beyond which you do not have to step in order to go very far."
- Rilke

from Kathryn Alicia Shershun

"If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one that you are living. Wherever you are - if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment that life within you all the time."
- Joseph Campbell

from Valerie J. Hoerup

"The gift is not how much you ARE loved, the gift is how much you are ABLE TO love."
- Unknown

from Sue Stacey

"To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else."
- Emily Dickinson

from Holly Sellings

"How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something, but to be someone."
- Coco Chanel

"The real marriage of true minds is for any two people to possess a sense of humour or irony pitched in exactly the same key."
- Edith Wharton

"Creativity is seeing what everyone sees and thinking what no one else has thought of before."
- Anon

from Susie

"In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill."
- Winston Churchill

from Ravi Kapoor

"We take it for granted we know the whole story - We judge a book by its cover and read what we want between selected lines."
- W. Axl Rose

"Sir," I said to the universe, "I exist!"
"That," said the universe, "creates no sense of obligation in me whatsoever."
- Douglas Adams, Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy.

from Kitty Latham

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor touched but are felt in the heart."
- Helen Keller

from Lee Calladine

"Think of all the beauty still left around us and be happy."
- Anne Frank

from Jane Rose

"History is dedicated to those who went before us, so that, upon reflection, we can learn from them, without repeating their mistakes, experiencing or inflicting their pain."
- Anon

from Derrick

"All of us are stars and deserve the right to twinkle."
- Marilyn Monroe

from Trish Powers

"Elephants are nice but chocolate is better."
- Antonia aged 4

from Elena Brower

"Act mindfully. Accept entirely. Move strongly. Think softly. Speak beautifully. Live simply. Love completely."
- Anon

from Sue Needham

"Love just doesn't sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, re-made all the time, made new."
- Ursula Le Guin

from Steve Kesten

"Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana."
- Groucho Marx

from Fiona Baldwin

"If you love something... set it free.
If it returns... you never lost it.
If it disappears and never comes back.
It was never yours to begin with."
- Anon

from Jennifer Graham

"Go placidly amid the noise and haste and remember what peace there may be in silence."
- Max Eirman

"Whatever limits us we call fate...fate is immense, so is power."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Love can happen anywhere at any time and almost always when we least expect it."
- Unknown

from Fena Neustaedter

"If you follow your bliss...the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living."
- Joseph Campbell

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
- Mahatma Gandhi

"Nothing can bring you peace but yourself."
- Emerson

"To be where we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end in life."
- Robert Louis Stevenson

"Thus, the task is not so much to see what no one yet has seen, but to think what nobody yet has thought about that which everybody sees."
- Schopenhauer

"Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact."
- William James

from Lynda Gallagher

"Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another."
- George Eliot

from Amy Kaiper-Holmes

"I grumbled at having no boots until I met a man with no feet."
- Unknown

from Kathleen Bernard

"Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd."
- Voltaire (1694-1778)

"When prosperity comes, do not use all of it."
- Confucius (551-479 BC)
"Of all things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship."
- Epicurus (341-270 BC)
"If we lose kindness and affection from our life, we have lost all that gives it charm."
- Marcus Tulius Cicero (106-53 BC)

from Katherine

"We can't all, and some of us don't. That's all there is to it."
- A. A. Milne

from Lois Martin

"Be patient toward everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves.. Do not search for the answers which could not be given to you now because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything... Live the questions now."
- Rainer Maria Rilke

from Alison K Helmick

"Don't ask ourself 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."
- Harold Whitman

"The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours."
- Ayn Rand

"What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever."
- Henry Van Dyke

from Claudia Petal

"Listen, or your tongue will make you deaf."
- Cherokee saying

"Love is the difficult realisation that something other than oneself is real."
- Iris Murdoch

"When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside can't hurt you."
- African proverb

"It's no good running a pig farm for 30 years while saying 'I was meant to be a dancer.' By that time, pigs are your style."
- Quentin Crisp

from Claire Fleisig

"Why are we born? Why do we die? And why do we spend so much time in between wearing digital watches?"
- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

"When we remember that we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained."
- Mark Twain

from Donna Hoppe

"If we look at the path, we do not see the sky."
- Native American saying

"What is unseen, is not necessarily unknown."
- Wendelessen

"What we want most is a secret that no one can tell us."
- Anonymous

"Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of those of old - seek what they sought."
- Matsuo Basho

"Ultimately you understand there is order in the universe, even if there is no order in your immediate circumstances."
- Jane Siberry

from Libby Jackson

"We are all born mad, some remain so."
- Samuel Beckett

from Jenny Cosgrove

"There are two eternities that can really break you down - yesterday and tomorrow. One is gone and the other doesn't exist yet...so live today."
- Anon

from Sharon Kline

"Some see the glass as half full, others see the glass as half empty. Me, I see the glass as too big."
- George Carlin

from Peggy Meritt

"Even when you fall on your face, you're still moving forward."
- Indian Folklore

from Gisele Gautreau

"Growing old is a privilege denied to many."
- Unknown

from Jackie Elliott

"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all."
- Oscar Wilde

"We love only that which we do not own entirely."
- M. Proust

"What is pleasure if not an extraordinarily sweet pain?"
- H. Heine

from Susan Laspada

"It is one thing to live 'for' love. It is quite another to live 'with' love."
- Unknown

from Georgia

...the late Wayland Hayes, Professor for many years at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN made this statement to me over the telephone shortly after learning he had terminal brain cancer.

"My dear, we are all BORN with a fatal illness. You just don't know yet what yours is. And now I know what mine is."
- Professor Wayland Hayes

from Jane

"Misce stultitiam consiliis brevem: Dulce est desipere in loco."
- Horace; 56-8 BC

Which translates as: Mix a little foolishness with your prudence: it's good to be silly at the right moment.

from Zoey

"...it is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

from L Collins

"Your 'yes' answers determine the direction of your life. 'No' answers don't get you anywhere."
- Unknown

from Hannah Warren

"The grape passes through the press to yield wine. Your life must pass through the press of passion and pain to yield the wine of wisdom."
- Unknown

"One clock stopped and knew the meaning of time."
- Unknown

from Susan Hicks

"If you believe in yourself enough and know what you want, you're gonna make it happen."
- Mariah Carey

from Judy Donofrio

"If I had my life to live over I'd dare to make more mistakes next time."
- Nadine Stair

"Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Any life, no matter how long and complex it may be, is made up of a single moment - the moment in which a man finds out, once and for all, who he is."
- Jorge Luis Borges

"True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation."
- George Washington

"Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness."
- Chuang-tzu

"The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning."
- George Baker

"Where love is, no disguise can hide it for long; where it is not, none can simulate it."
- Francois duc de La Rochefoucauld

from Teri Hayes

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
- Albert Einstein

from Mona Walsh

"God works in mysterious ways, but he gets there all the same."
- Anon

"An eye for an eye only leads to more blindness."
- Margaret Atwood

"A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time." When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, 'The one I feed the most'."
- George Bernard Shaw

from Carol LeMaster

"As you go the way of life, you will see a great chasm. Jump. It is not as wide as you think."
- Native American Initiation Rite

from Telma Johnson

"Man is a rope stretched between the animal and the superman - A rope across the abyss."
- Nietzsche

"Maybe there is no peace in this world. I don't know ... But I know as long as we live we must stay true to ourselves."
- Kirk Douglas

from Kim Teuber

"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 the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
- Mark Twain

from PJ Madore

"Careful. We don't want to learn from this."
- Calvin (from Calvin & Hobbes)

"The past is never dead. It's not even past."
- William Faulkner

"Sometimes you have to get sick before you can feel better."
- Zappa

"In the beginning was the thing. And one thing led to another."
- Tom Robbins

"You either kiss the future or the past goodbye."
- Ringo Starr

"That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time."
- John Stuart Mill

"He who knows that enough is enough will have enough."
- Lao-Tzu

"Good sense, in a sense, crippled mankind."
- Strawberry Alarm Clock

"See everything. Overlook a great deal. Improve a little."
- Pope John XXIII

"Better recognize your brother's every one you meet."
- John Lennon

from Kimber Miller

"The deeper that sorrow carves into us, the more joy we can contain."
- Kahlil Gibran

from Lisette Salazar

"If you weep because the sun has set, your own tears will never let you see the stars."
- Hindu Proverb

from James and Jan

"Be the very best you can be."
- Jeremiah 'Jellybeans' Barefield

from Alison Bogie

"Instead of having the rug pulled from under your feet, learn to dance on a shifting carpet."
- Thomas F Crum

"Love is not a mood, but a dynamic way of being."
- Frank Herbert

"Insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results."
- Einstein

"No eternal reward can forgive us for wasting the dawn."
- Jim Morrison

"What we need are more people who specialise in the impossible."
- Theodore Roethke

"You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying round your head, but you can stop them making nests in your hair."
- Don Juan

from C Fischer

"Reach for the moon the worst that can happen you'll fall among the stars."
- Unknown

from Jeanette Gauvin

"Never look down on a person unless you are picking them up."
- Unknown

from Janis

"When you come to the edge of all the light you have, and must take a step into the darkness of the unknown, believe that one of two things will happen to you: either there will be something solid for you to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly."
- Patrick Overton

from Wayne Assiratti

"Life is a gift you are only given once. Strive to make the best use of it."
- Anon

"Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon."
- Anon

from Julia Kavich

"However true love is, true friendship is rarer."
- Unknown

"The one thing we can give and still keep is our word."
- Unknown

from Linda Nicholas

"Each and everyone of us are Angels with only one wing. We need to hold on to each other befor we can fly."
- Leo F. Buscaglia

from Joanne Ludwig

"No matter how hard the past,you can always begin again."
- Buddha

"This above all: to thine own self be true. It must follow that you cannot then be false to any man."
- Shakespeare

from Mona

"It's not the message in your life that counts...it's the life in your message."
- Mae West

from Marissa Molinaro

"Doing nothing in fear of making a mistake, is the greatest mistake you'll make."
- Anonymous

"Pain does not mean feel no joy."
- Anonymous

from Brian Davies

"If you think you are important - put your hand in some water, take it out, and see how much of a hole you've left."
- Bruce Davies

from Ingrid West

".....Don't try to keep up with the Joneses, bring them down to your level - it's much cheaper ..."
- Quentin Crisp

from Bill Mitrevski

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience."
- Teilhard de Chardin

"We must not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time."
- T. S. Eliot

from Jennifer Miller

"Be kind to your friends, without them you'd be a stranger."
- Al Shock

from Kim Sweet

"If you want to make God laugh tell him your plans."
- Folk Proverb

"The reward of patience is patience."
- St. Augustine

from Viorica

"Life's most precious gift is uncertainty."
- Yoshida Kenko

from Lisa Askem

"Dreams do come true, as long as the wishing well is working."
- India Askem aged 6

from Letitia

"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end." Closing Time by
- Semisonic

from Adrian John

"You should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster."
- Quentin Crisp

"Happiness is a how, not a what; a talent, not an object."
- Herman Hessse

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
- Eleanor Roosevelt

"There are some people that if they don't know, you cant tell them."
- Louis Armstrong

"We all may have come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now."
- Martin Luther King. Jr.

"The old law about 'an eye for an eye' leaves everybody blind."
- Martin Luther King. Jr.

"Happiness is a path we choose to take. A path that is ever present."
- Adrian John

from Martin Jessop

"Listen, for words can not describe the sound of silence."
- Unknown

from Jennifer Donovan

"Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching."
- Satchmo Paige

from Kate Kennedy

"I honor every woman who has strength enough to step out of the beaten path when she feels that her walk lies in another."
- Harriet Hosmer

from Jennifer Miller

"You are here for a purpose. There is not a duplicate of you in the whole wide world; there never has been, there never will be. You were brought here now to fill a certain need. Take time to think that over."
- Lou Austin

"Growing is a lifetime job, and we grow most when we're down in the valleys, where the fertilizer is."
- Barbara Johnson

"The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it's the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friendship."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides."
- David Viscott

"Do not save your loving speeches for your friends till they are dead; Do not write them on their tombstones, Speak them rather now instead."
- Anna Cummins

from Shravani Hazra

"Arise! Awake! Stop not till your goal is reached!"
- Swami Vivekananda

"Let your Life lightly dance on the eges of time like dew on the tip of a leaf."
- Rabindranath Tagore

from Mallory Bolduc

"The soul would have no rainbow, had the eye no tears."
- Unknown

"Don't be afraid to take a big step. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps."
- David Lloyd George

"Do not be dismayed at good-byes. A good-bye is necessary before meeting again and meeting again after moments or lifetimes is certain for those who are friends."
- Richard Bach









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