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Sunday, February 19, 2012

THE MOST INSPIRING QUOTES


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
Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity. Reduce selfishness, have few desires || Lao Tzu
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

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat || Theodore Roosevelt
I am bigger than anything that can happen to me. All these things, sorrow, misfortune, and suffering, are outside my door. I am in the house and I have the key || Charles Fletcher Lummis
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict || William Ellery Channing
God, grant me the serenity to accept things that I cannot change;
The courage to change the things I can; And the wisdom to know the difference ||
Dr. Reinhold Niebuhr
Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God || Mary Manin Morrissey
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations || George Bernard Shaw
If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author and everyday you have the opportunity to write a new page || Mark Houlahan
A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides, and shrugs; an optimist doesn’t see the clouds at all – he’s walking on them || Leonard Louis Levinson
I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply all my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy || Og Mandino
Gentlemen, we are going to relentlessly chase perfection, knowing full well we will not catch it, because nothing is perfect. But we are going to relentlessly chase it, because in the process we will catch excellence. I am not remotely interested in just being good || Vince Lombardi
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal || Henry Ford
Reach up as far as you can and God will help you reach the rest of the way || Greg Hickman
It’s easy enough to be pleasant, when life flows along like a song, but the man worthwhile is the man with a smile, when everything goes dead wrong || Unknown.
Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them? || Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.
This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God || Walt Whitman
Celebrate your success and find humor in your failures. Don’t take yourself so seriously. Loosen up and everyone around you will loosen up. Have fun and always show enthusiasm. When all else fails, put on a costume and sing a silly song || Sam Walton/founder of Walmart
Rest but never quit. Even the sun has a sinking spell each evening. But it always rises the next morning. At sunrise, every soul is born again || Unknown
Don’t hurry, don’t worry. You’re only here for a short visit. So be sure to stop and smell the flowers || Walter Hagen
Love all. Serve all. Help ever. Hurt never || Unknown
Dance as though no one is watching you,
Love as though you have never been hurt before,
Sing as though no one can hear you,
Live as though heaven is on earth.
You will find, as you look back upon your life, that the moments when you really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love || Henry Drummond
Someday, after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love. Then, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire || Teilhard de Chardin
We do not sing because we are happy, we are happy because we sing || William James
He who climbs above the cares of this world, and turns his face to his God, has found the sunny side of life || Charles Spurgeon
Never think that God’s delays are God’s denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius || Georges-Louis Leclere De Buffoni
Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen || Ralph Waldo Emerson
Use what talents you possess; The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best || Henry Van Dyke
Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind || Leonardo Da Vinci
So long as there is breath in me, that long will I persist. For now I know one of the greatest principles of success; If I persist long enough I will win || Og Mandino
The world has the habit of making room for the man whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going || Napoleon Hill
Remember the storm is a good opportunity for the pine and the cypress to show their strength and their stability || Ho Chi Minh
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal || Napoleon Hill
It is defeat that turns bone to flint; it is defeat that turns gristle to muscle; it is defeat that makes men invincible || Henry Ward Beecher
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog || Dwight D. Eisenhower

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