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40 inspirational quotes

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

1. Life is beautiful, as long as it consumes you. When it
is rushing through you, destroying you, life is gorgeous,
glorious. It's when you burn a slow fire and save fuel,
that life's not worth having. ~D. H. Lawrence

2. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your
reputation. Be notorious. ~Rumi

3. If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you
are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at
peace you are living in the present. ~Lao Tzu

4. Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to
be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life;
define yourself. ~Harvey Fierstein

5. It is possible to live happily in the here and now. So
many conditions of happiness are available--more than
enough for you to be happy right now. You don't have to run
into the future in order to get more. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

6. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will
help create the fact. ~William James

7. Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the
life you're living? ~Bob Marley

8. Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes.
Don't resist them--that only creates sorrow. Let reality be
reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way
they like. ~Lao Tzu

9. We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to
accept the one that is waiting for us. ~Joseph Campbell

10. Only those who will risk going too far can possibly
find out how far one can go. ~T.S. Eliot

11. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is
dressed in overalls and looks like work. ~Thomas A. Edison

12. Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die
having left undone. ~Pablo Picasso

13. Go where you are celebrated -- not tolerated. If they
can't see the real value of you, it's time for a new start.

14. You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth. ~William W. Purkey

15. Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
~Oscar Wilde

16. When one door closes, another opens; but we often look
so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do
not see the one that has opened for us.
~Alexander Graham Bell

17. Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is
beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a
challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a
game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is
sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a
struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life
is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is
too precious, do not destroy it. Life is life, fight for
it. ~Mother Teresa

18. There are only two ways to live your life. One is as
though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though
everything is a miracle. ~Albert Einstein

19. Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no
one alive who is Youer than You. ~Dr. Seuss

20. Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about
creating yourself. ~George Bernard Shaw

21. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single
moment before starting to improve the world. ~Anne Frank

22. I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard
way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't
have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not
knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making
the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.
Delicious Ambiguity. ~Gilda Radner

23. There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love.
When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in
love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion,
excitement, and acceptance.

We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and
our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot
fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create.
Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the
fearlessness and open- hearted vision of people who embrace
life. ~John Lennon

24. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep
our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the
presence of fate is strength undefeatable. ~Helen Keller

25. Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever
have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.
~Eckhart Tolle

26. I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can
adjust my sails to always reach my destination. ~Jimmy Dean

27. It is never too late to be what you might have been.
~George Eliot

28. The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that
they always see the past better than it was, the present
worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will
be. ~Marcel Pagnol.

29. Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy
things they don't want, to impress people they don't like.
~Will Rogers.

30. Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing
how to live with insecurity is the only security.
~John Allen Paulos

31. Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just,
then they will not care how devout you have been, but will
welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If
there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to
worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone,
but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the
memories of your loved ones. ~Marcus Aurelius

32. So often times it happens that we live our lives in
chains, and we never even know we have the key. ~The Eagles

33. Our prime purpose in life is to help others. And if you
can't help them, at least don't hurt them. ~Dalai Lama

34. So many people walk around with a meaningless life.
They seem half-asleep, even when they're busy doing things
they think are important. This is because they're chasing
the wrong things. ~Morrie Schwartz

35. Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when
you look back everything is different. ~C.S. Lewis

36. Let life be an adventure. Live your life to the
fullest, unfettered by fear of the ghosts and goblins of
what might occur. Calamity and death happen as well to
those who hide from life as to those who squeeze every drop
of zest from it. ~Jonathan Lockwood Huie

37. Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in
a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways,
totally worn out, shouting HOLY CRAP...WHAT A RIDE!

38. The best years of your life are the ones in which you
decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on
your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize
that you control your own destiny. ~Albert Ellis

39. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find
that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all
over again. ~F. Scott Fitzgerald

40. Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone
else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma -- which is living
with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the
noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart
and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly
want to become. Everything else is secondary. ~Steve Jobs
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