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

This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you
are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in its place is something that you have left behind...let it be something
good.
- Author Unknown

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
- Kahlil Gibran

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.
If you're alive, it isn't.  
- Richard Bach

There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day.
- Alexander Woollcott

People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the
circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering.
- St. Augustine, 354 430

I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb
meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in
trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.
-Jack London

Meditate.  Live purely.   Be quiet.  Do your work with mastery.   Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds!  Shine
- Buddha

I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more
accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which comes to me as seed goes to the next
as blossom and that which comes to me as blossom, goes on as fruit.
- Dawna Markova

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced.   Live your life so that when you die,  the world cries and you rejoice.
- Cherokee Expression

Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it  and whispers, 'Grow, grow.'
- The Talmud

The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And on that day, for the second
time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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

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.
- Harold Whitman

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.  Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart.  Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare
and perfect tomorrow.  Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch
myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.
- Mary Jean Iron

O, with what freshness, what solemnity and beauty, is each new day born; as if to say to insensate man, 'Behold!  thou hast one more chance!   Strive for immortal
glory!'
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is bliss, taste 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

A big shot is a little shot that kept shooting.
- Anonymous

No dreamer is ever too small; no dream is ever too big.
- Anonymous

A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.
- Mohammed

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
- Anatole France

Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.
- Anonymous

Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.
- Bill Blackman

The willow knows what the storm does not: that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it.
- Blood of the Martyr

Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.
- Anonymous

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

Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your
own mind.
- Bruce Lee

To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill.
- Anonymous

The heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
- Thomas S. Monson       

The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
- Anonymous

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
- Anonymous

He who seeks rest finds boredom....He who seeks work finds rest.
-Anonymous

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
- Henry J. Kaiser

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
- Seneca

Never, never, never give up.
- Winston Churchill

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, he who seeks finds; and to him
who knocks, the door will be opened.
- Matthew 7:7-8 (see also verses 9 -12)

"Have faith in God," Jesus answered. "I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart but
believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be
yours."
- Mark,11:22-24

We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.
- Stephen Covey

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
- Buckminster Fuller

Some men see things the way they are and ask, "Why?" I dream things that never were, and ask "Why not?"
- George Bernard Shaw

If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.
- Anonymous

Some make it happen, some watch it happen, and some say, "What happened?"
- Anonymous

If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.
- Anonymous

A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
- Zadok Rabinwitz

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
- John Lubbock

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
- Steven Covey

Where there is no vision, the people perish.
- Proverbs

No dreamer is ever too small; no dream is ever too big.
- Anonymous

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
- Richard Bach

The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.
- Thomas Carlyle

We will find only what we look for, nothing more and nothing less.
- Anonymous

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
- Japanese Proverb

Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.
- Bill Blackman  

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

Tell me and I forget; show me and I remember; involve me and I understand.
- Anonymous

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
- William Arthur Ward

I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day;  I'd rather have one walk beside me than merely point the way.
- David O. McKay

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
- Ralph Nader

Let's not just transform those in need, we can also find ways to help transform those in power.
-Anonymous

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.  No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
- Elbert Hubbard

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
-Anonymous

I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected
in common hours.
–Henry David Thoreau

Many men go fishing all their lives not knowing it is not fish they are after.
–Henry David Thoreau

It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.
-Hermann Hesse

Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.
–Plato

A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.
–William Shedd

Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.
-Mark Twain-

A genius is a person who listens to their soul and obeys.
-Chris Walker

The smallest deed is better than the grandest intention.
-Larry Eisenberg-

Knowledge does not come to us in details, but in flashes of light from heaven.
-Henry David Thoreau

Change your thoughts and you change your world.
-Norman Vincent Peale-

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
-Mark Twain-

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson-

For peace of mind, resign as general manager of the universe.
-Larry Eisenberg -

"I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow-creature, let me do it now; let me
not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again."
-Stephen  Grellet, 1773-1855-

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
-Herm Albright (1876-1944)-

Whosoever is spared personal pain must feel himself called to help in diminishing the pain of others"
-Albert Schweitzer-

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
-Mark Twain-

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face,kindness in your eyes, kindness in
your smile."
-Mother Teresa-

Good timber does not grow with ease;  the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees"
- William Marriott-

A lot of people die at forty, but they are not buried until 30 years later.
-General George S. Patton-

Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
-Albert Schweitzer-

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
-Eleanor Roosevelt-

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
-James Matthew Barrie-

A candle loses none of its light by lighting another candle.
-Unknown-

It is difficult to give away kindness. It keeps coming back to you.
-Cort Flint-

Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
-Albert Schweitzer-

Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success.
-H. Boetcker-

Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.
-Anonymous-

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
-Franklin D. Roosevelt-

The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for.
-Joseph Addison-

Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
-Abraham Lincoln-

Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate.
-Albert Schweitzer-

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson-

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
-Aesop-

Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
-George S. Patton

Adventure is worthwhile.
-Amelia Earhart

Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
-Joshua J. Marine

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
-William Ellery Channing

Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.
-Henry Drummond

What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement.
-Nash

To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
-Tony Dorsett

Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
-Bernice Johnson Reagon

Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.
-Anonymous

I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, "Move from here to there" and it will move. Nothing will be impossible to
you.
- Matthew 17:20

To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
- Kahlil Gibran

Pep without purpose is piffle.
- Anonymous

Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and
following them, you reach your destiny.
- Carl Schurz

Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
- Henry Ford

If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.
- Anonymous

Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes... but that would be a mistake.
- Anonymous

There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
- Emmanuel

To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
- Pierre Corneille

He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.
-Anonymous

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor
suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
- Anonymous

Don't fear, just live right.
- Neal A. Maxwell

When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
- William Shakespeare (Macbeth)

A life lived in fear is half lived.
- Anonymous

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
- Ambrose Redmoon

Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.
- Anonymous

Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.
- Anonymous

Security is a kind of death.
- Tennessee Williams, Esquire, September, 1971

You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
- Shira Tehrani

Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
-Anonymous

We are like tea bags - we don't know our own strength until we're in hot water.
- Sister Busche

Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit, has limited imagination.
- Anonymous

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
- Anonymous

A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.
- Anonymous

Attitude determines altitude.
- Anonymous

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
- Johann Wolfgang Goethe, from "Faust"

You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them.
- Anonymous

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
- Anonymous

A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.
- Anonymous

People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.
- Anonymous

The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
- Anonymous

Knowledge is proud that she knows so much; Wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
- Cowper

Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.
- Anonymous

Don't be so humble; you're not that great.
- Golda Meir, to a visiting diplomat

If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
-St. Clement of Alexandra

We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
-Thornton Wilder

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
-Arthur C. Clarke

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
-Aristotle

Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need.
-Voltaire

Experience is the child of Thought, and Thought is the child of Action.
-Benjamin Disraeli

You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
-Author Unknown

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.
-William B. Sprague

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
-Theodore Roosevelt

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
-Samuel Johnson

Fortune favors the brave.
-Publius Terence

He who hesitates is lost.
-Proverb

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
-Confucius

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
-Albert Einstein

Knowing is not enough; we must apply.  Willing is not enough; we must do.
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We are still masters of our fate.  We are still captains of our souls.
-Winston Churchill

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

For hope is but the dream of those that wake.
-Matthew Prior

Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
-Lucretius

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose--a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
-Mary Shelley

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
-Edith Wharton

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
-Confucius

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
-Sir Edmund Hillary, first to summit Everest (1953)

Renew thyself completely each day; do it again, and again, and forever again.
-Chinese inscription cited by Thoreau in Walden

Becoming and being are the yin and yang of our lives. One inner one outer. Today, we value becoming to the exclusion of being; we applaud human becomings.
The secret is balance.
-Unknown

Each of us inevitable; Each of us limitless - each of us with his or her right upon the earth; Each of us allowed the eternal purports of the earth; Each of us here as
divinely as any is here.
-Walt Whitman

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
- William Jennings Bryan

If you are going to walk on thin ice, you might as well dance!
-Anonymous

Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.
-Dr. Joyce Brothers

The only real valuable thing is intuition.
-Albert Einstein

If you're going through hell, keep going.
-Winston Churchill

Inspiration and genius--one and the same.
-Victor Hugo

Nothing is predestined: The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
-Ralph Blum

To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says: "Leave no stone unturned."
-Edward Bulwer Lytton

Every artist was first an amateur.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.
-Thomas Carlyle

Let thy words be few.
-Ecclesiastes 5:2 from Words of Wisdom

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
-Leon J. Suenes

The power of imagination makes us infinite.
-John Muir

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
-Epictetus

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
-George Herman "Babe" Ruth

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
-Anonymous

Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.
- Anonymous

Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.
- Karl G. Maeser

Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.
-Anonymous

The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine
floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Tell me and I forget; show me and I remember; involve me and I understand.
- Anonymous

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
- William Arthur Ward

I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day;  I'd rather have one walk beside me than merely point the way.
- David O. McKay

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
- Ralph Nader

Let's not just transform those in need, we can also find ways to help transform those in power.
-Anonymous

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
- Elbert Hubbard

The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over.
- J. Richard Clarke

The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
- Benjamin Disraeli  
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