inspiration

a collection of some of my favorite quotes:

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“beginnings are usually scary, and endings are usually sad, but its everything in between that makes it all worth living.” 
 ~  Bob Marley

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“Dear, eyelashes, wishbones, dandelions, pennies, shooting stars, 11:11, and birthday candles,  DO YOUR JOB.”
 ~  unknown

“Where there is no love, put love, and you will find love.”
 ~ Saint John of the Cross

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“Believing requires action.”
James E. Faust

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Whatever life takes away from you, let it go. 
~ Miguel Ruiz

“The human body has no more need for cows’ milk than it does for dogs’ milk, horses’ milk, or giraffes’ milk.”  
~Michael Klaper

“It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste” 
― Henry Ford

“I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.”
~ Abraham Lincoln 

Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you.
 - Marsha Norman

 “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”
~Plato

“I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens.”
~Isaac Newton

“Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes.”
 - Steve Jobs

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to a better understanding of ourselves.”
-Carl Jung

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 “Life doesn’t happen to us,  it happens for us.”
 - Anthony Robbins 

“All doorways lead to the same place.”
 - Ram Dass

“The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat.”
 - Albert Einstein
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A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”
 Walter Winchell 
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 You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”
 - Steve Jobs

“I think the first virtue is to restrain the tongue; he approaches nearest to gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right.”
 - Cato the Elder  (234 BC – 149 BC)  Roman statesman

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“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”
 - William James
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“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”
~Henry David Thoreau

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
- Mahatma Gandhi

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“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

“The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”
Dorothy Nevill
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“You want life to be easy?  Go the the cemetery and lie
down, then life is really easy. Other than that life is a blessing and a test.”
PL
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“Never make someone a priority in your life when you are an option in theirs.”
– unknown

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“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”
-Henry David Thoreau
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“I tried to call you from the car but i got the on-star lady.”
- my dad
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“What contemptible scoundrel has stolen the cork to my lunch?”
– W. Clement Stone

“Whenever you fall, pick something up.”
~Oswald Avery

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”
Abraham Lincoln

“Be here. Live Now. Stay within yourself.”
– Chung Ok Lee

“What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.”
-  Ralph Waldo Emerson

“People need loving the most when they deserve it the least”
– John Harrigan

“You may give in the spirit of light - Or as you please,
But if you care how another man gives - Or how he withholds,
You trouble your quietness endlessly.”
–  Buddha

“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.”
– unknown

“The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing”
Oscar Wilde .

“Americans are the only people in the world known to me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their college and university affiliations in the rear window of their automobiles.”
- Paul Fussell

“Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, to all the souls you can, in every place you can, at all the times you can, with all the zeal you can, as long as ever you can”
John Wesley

“Instead of thinking about what you’re missing, try thinking about what you have that everyone else is missing.”
- unknown

“If we knew each other’s secrets, what comfort we would find.”
— John Churton Collins

“If you listen to too much advice you may wind up making other peoples mistakes.”
- Ann Landers
“Always remember there are two kinds of people in this world: those who come into a room and say ‘Well, here I am!’ and those who come in and say, ‘Ah, there you are!’”

– Frederick L. Collins

“There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love.”
- Oscar Wilde

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
-  Dr. Seuss

“We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.”
- Anis Nin

“Many attempts to communicate are nullified by saying too much.”
– Robert Greeleaf

“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”
- Shel Silverstein

“First realize that the world is a reflection of yourself and then stop finding fault with the reflection.”
– Jana Flemming

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.”
- Denis Waitley

Happiness belongs to the self-sufficient.”
– Aristotle

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”
-  Dr. Seuss

We are what we think.  All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make our world.”
– Buddha

“Self-actualized people are independent of the good opinion of others.”
- Wayne Dyer

“Things are not what they appear to be: nor are they otherwise.”
- Surangama Sutra

“Sometimes learning to surrender is the same as being strong.”
- Joe Cocker

“If you are a host to your guest, be a host to his dog also.”
~Russian Proverb

“Move and the way will open”
- zen proverb

Conquer the angry man by love.

Conquer the ill-natured man by goodness.

Conquer the miser with generosity.

Conquer the liar with truth.

- Anthony De Mello


“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.”
- Wayne Dyer

“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
Warren Buffett


When the master entered, they asked him what the words meant.
Said the master, “Which of you knows the fragrance of a rose?”
All of them indicated that they knew.
Then he said, “Put it into words.”
All of them were silent.
– Lao-tzu

“Those who know, do not say;
Those who say, do not know.”
- ?

“It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.”
– William Blake

“Through violence, you may ‘solve’ one problem, but you sow the seeds for another.”
- HH the 14th Dalai Lama

“Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.”
- anonymous

“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.”
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.”
- Benjamin Disraeli

“People who want the most approval get the least and people who need approval the least get the most.”
- Wayne Dyer

“A man should not strive to eliminate his complexes but to get into accord with them: they are legitimately what directs his conduct in the world.”
- Sigmund Freud

“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.”
- Paul Boese

“Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not understood.”
- Henry Miller

“Maxim for life: You get treated in life the way you teach people to treat you.”
- Wayne Dyer

“You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.”
- Wayne Dyer

“Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.”
- Warren Buffett

“Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others.”
– Buddha

“A little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion.”
- Francis Bacon

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“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”
- Albert Einstein