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 Inspirational Quotes to Stir the Soul

Inspiration comes slowly, be prepared in solitude

Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant. There is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks. Johann Gottfried Von Herder

Life is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible sun within us. Sir Thomas Brown

Try not to become a man of success but a man of value. Albert Einstein

The Danger is in Aiming so Low That We Reach It

The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be. Horace Bushnell

Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration? George Eliot

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

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

Its Hard When No One Understands You, Harder Still When You Don't Understand Yourself

There are three kinds of people in the world, the wills, the won’ts and the can’ts. The first accomplish everything; the second oppose everything; the third fail in everything. Eclectic Magazine

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.Wayne Gretzky

There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures. Josiah Gilbert Holland

The seat of knowledge is in the head, of wisdom, in the heart. William Hazlitt

It is with many enterprises as with striking fire; we do not meet with success except by reiterated efforts, and often at the instant when we despaired of success. Francoise de Maintenon

Heaven never helps the man who will not act. Sophocles

Even If Your On The Right Track, You Still Gotta Move

Adversity is the diamond dust heaven polishes its jewels with. Robert Leighton

Every noble work is at first impossible. Thomas Carlyle

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. Helen Keller

In Life, It's All About Your Outlook. Don't Regret What is Lost, Rejoice for What You've Gained

Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities. Aristotle

Happiness resides not in posessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul. Democritus

Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities. Aldous Huxley

In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet. Albert Schweitzer

The man is happiest who lives from day to day and asks no more, garnering the simple goodness of life. Euripides

Happiness consists in activity: such is the constitution of our nature; it is a running stream, and not a stagnant pool. John M. GoodEven The Longest Journeys Begin With a Single Step

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling. Margaret Lee Runbeck

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances. Benjamin Franklin

It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, “Always do what you are afraid to do.”The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken. Henry W. Longfellow

It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, “Always do what you are afraid to do.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Storms make oaks take roots. Proverb

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

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

Men’s best successes come after their disappointments. Henry Ward Beecher

If Someone Says I Can't Do It, That Makes Me Want To Do It Even More

The best way out is always through Robert Frost

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

Fortune favors the brave. Publius Terence

Believe with all of your heart that you will do what you were made to do. Orison Swett Marden

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

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Helen Keller

We Can Never Acheive Anything, If We Are Too Afraid To Fail

Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will. Jawaharal Nehru

Our life’s a stage, a comedy: either learn to play and take it lightly, or bear its troubles patiently. Palladas

The geat blessing of mankind are within us and within our reach; but we shut our eyes, and like people in the dark, we fall foul upon the very thing we search for, without finding it. Seneca (7 B.C. – 65 A.D.)

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Unrest of spirit is a mark of life; one problem after another presents itself and in the solving of them we can find our greatest pleasure. Kal Menninger

After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box. Italian Proverb

Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him. Harry Emerson Fosdick

What you Give Out, You Get Back

Life’s a voyage that’s homeward bound. Herman Melville

One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure. William Feather

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are no classes in life for beginners: right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult. Rainer Maria Rilke

As I grow to understand life less and less, I learn to love it more and more. Jules Renard

“True religion is the life we live, not the creed we profess.” J.F. Wright

“The challenge is to believe your dreams in the center of illusion.” Emmanuel (Pat Rodegast)

Love is a force that connects us to every strand of the universe, an unconditional state that characterizes human nature, a form of knowledge that is always there for us if only we can open ourselves to it.” Emily H. Sell

To Know Peace, The Power of Love Most Overcome The Love of Power

“Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.” Richard Feynman

“Enlightenment does not ask you to be perfect; it simply asks you to find perfection right where you stand.” Alan Cohen

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” Carl Jung

“Kind words produce their own image in men’s souls; and a beautiful image it is. They soothe and quiet and comfort the hearer. They shame him out of his sour, morose, unkind feelings. We have not yet begun to use kind words in such abundance as they ought to be used.” Blaise Pascal

“My profession is to be always on the alert to find God in nature, to know his lurking-places, to attend all the oratorios, the operas in nature.” Henry David Thoreau

To Communicate With Others, We Must Understand How They Perceive The World

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

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” Helen Keller

“To the dull mind all nature is leaden. To the enlightened mind the whole world sparkles and burns.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There is a form of laughter that springs from the heart, heard every day in the merry voice of childhood, the expression of a laughter — loving spirit that defies analysis by the philosopher, which has nothing rigid or mechanical in it, and totally without social significance. Bubbling spontaneously from the heart of child or man. Without egotism and full of feeling, laughter is the music of life.” Sir William Osler

Candles Light Other Candles Without Losing Anything

“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

“Be inspired with the belief that life is a great and noble calling; not a mean and groveling thing that we are to shuffle through as we can, but an elevated and lofty destiny.” William E. Gladstone

“If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse; however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.” Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things 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

Kites Go Their Highest Against The Wind

“Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the universe…” Albert Einstein

“Life is like a finger, pointing to the Moon. If you look at the finger… you will miss all the heavenly glory.” from Enter the Dragon, Bruce Lee

tells his pupil “Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities. Always see them, for they’re always there.” Norman Vincent Peale

“I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting system through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.” George Washington Carver

We Are The Result of All We Have Thought

“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” The Dalai Lama

“It’s OK to have butterflies in your stomach. Just get them to fly in formation.” Helen Keller

“Love is not always doing what brings pleasure; love is also doing what is good for someone, whatever the cost at the moment. sometimes, it’s leaving… for awhile – and the love is shown, then, in the pain given. For pain is a lesson best learned from the one who loves you the most.” Linda Goodman, Gooberz

“A human being is an expression of life, bringing light, reflecting love across whatever dimension it chooses to touch, in whatever form it chooses to take. Humanity isn’t a physical description, it’s a spiritual goal. It’s not something we’re given, it’s something we earn.” Mashara, One

“The ageless melody, unheard, heals; the healing vision, unseen, leads; the true leaders, immortal, know….” Kahlil Gibran

“He who knows others is learned; he who knows himself is wise.” Lao Tzu

We Must Become The Change We Hope To See

“This world is but a canvas to our imaginations.” Henry David Thoreau

“A mind that has been stretched will never return to it’s original dimension.” Albert Einstein

“Meditation means learning how to get out of this current, sit by its bank and listen to it, learn from it, and then use its energies to guide us.” Jon Kabat Zin

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.” Buddha

“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed, but with what is still possible for you to do.” Pope John XXIII

Seeing Opportunity in Every Difficulty

“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” e.e. Cummings

“If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows that he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island cut off from other lands, but a continent that joins to them.” Francis Bacon

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” George Elliot

There is only one happiness in life – to love and be loved.” Amandine Dupin

“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” William Shakespeare

“Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.” Epicurus 341 BC-270 BC – ancient Greek philosopher

“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.” James M. Barrie

“By cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity.” Vernon Howard

“Truly I have looked in the very heart of darkness and refused to yield to its paralyzing influence, but in spirit I am one of those who walk the morning.” Helen Keller

Have Faith To Take The First Step Without Seeing The Whole Staircase

“Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” Benjamin Franklin

“As long as you’re actively pursuing your dream with a practical plan, you’re still achieving, even if it feels as though you’re going nowhere fast. Its been my experience that at the very moment I feel like giving up, I’m only one step from a breakthrough. Hang on long enough and circumstances will change, too. Trust in yourself, your dream and spirit.” Sarah Ban Breathnach

“Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.” Earl Nightingale

“Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know it just as well as you do. We are all learners, doers and teachers.” Richard Bach, Illusions

“Music is well said to be the speech of angels; in fact, nothing among the utterances allowed to man is felt to be so divine. It brings us near to the infinite.” Thomas Carlyle

God Our Savior Who Wills All Men To Be Saved And Come To Jesus

But godliness with contentment is great gain.1 Timothy 6:6

A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.Proverbs 15:13

If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.John 15:10-12

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.Romans 15:4

With God all things are possible. – Matthew 19:26

Come unto me, ye who are weary and overburdened, and I will give you rest. – Matthew 11:28

Your Father knoweth what things you have need of before you ask Him. – Matthew 6:8

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. – Philippians 4:13If You Have Faith The Size of a Mustard Seed, Nothing Shall Be Impossible To You

It’s hard to beat a person that never gives up. Unknown

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. – Philippians 4:6

No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. – Hebrews 12:11-13

“Love the Lord God with all your heart, with all your mind, with all your soul, and with all your strength.” Matt. 22:37

“Love your neighbor as yourself.” Matt. 22:39

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Luke 6:31

When Jesus Is Lifted Up, He Will Lift Up All Men To Himself“Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.” John 8:7

“Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” Matt. 5:44

“I have desired compassion and not sacrifice” Matt. 9:13


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