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Quotes to Live by - From Within






What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.”

– Eleanor Powell




Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs.”

– Pearl Strachan

Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.”

Langston Hughes

"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."

– Thomas Alva Edison

"If you don't run your own life, somebody else will."  

– John Atkinson

Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.”

– Maya Angelou

You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”  

– Ray Bradbury

"Get busy living, or get busy dying."  

– Stephen King


Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.” 

– Jesse Jackson

You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.”  

– Oprah Winfrey

It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.” 

– Tom Brokaw

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.”

– Robert Frost



The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” 

– Miyamoto Musashi

"There is no remedy for love but to love more."  

– Thoreau

"Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it."

– Dr. Karl Menninger

Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy.”

– Cynthia Nelms

Self confidence is the key to the universe.”  

– Carrol Wrackley

The childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day.” 

– John Milton

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.” 

– Seneca

Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.” 

– Napoleon I

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”

Albert Einstein

Be determined to handle any challenge in a way that will make you grow.”

– Les Brown

Hitch your wagon to a star.”  

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: "I'm with you kid. Let's go."

– Maya Angelou

Adversity is the first path to truth." 

– George Gordon Byron, Don Juan

Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.” 

– Zig Ziglar

Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.”

– William Barclay

We rise in glory as we sink in pride.” 

– Edward Young

Goals are dreams with deadlines.”  

– Diana Scharf Hunt

This one step -- choosing a goal and sticking to it -- changes everything.”

– Scott Reed

Honor has not to be won; it must only not be lost.” 

– Arthur Schopenhauer

Honor lies in honest toil.” 

– Steven Grover Cleveland

What do I know of man's destiny? I could tell you more about radishes.”

– Samuel Beckett

Education costs money, but then so does ignorance.” 

– Sir Claus Moser

Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.”  

– Eric Hoffer

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.”  

– Anais Nin

Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men.”

– Jane Addams

The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.”

– Matthew Arnold

Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.”

– Pythagoras

Love truth, and pardon error.”

– Voltaire

If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others.”

– Tryon Edwards

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.”

– Lord Byron

Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.”

– Charles F. Kettering

Cherish all your happy moments: they make a fine cushion for old age.”

– Christopher Morley

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.”

– James Joyce

The wisest men follow their own direction.”

– Euripides

I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.”

– Bertrand Russell

Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.”

– Malcolm Forbes

Tell a person they are brave and you help them become so.”

– Thomas Carlyle


In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.”

– Francis Bacon

Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy.”

– Samuel Goldwyn


When what we are is what we want to be, that's happiness.”

– Malcolm S. Forbes


To the man who only has a hammer in the toolkit, every problem looks like a nail.”

– Abraham Maslow

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

The time is always right to do what is right.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.”

– Charles Caleb Colton

If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you'll die a lot of times.”

– Dean Smith

Gray skies are just clouds passing over.”

– Duke Ellington

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”

– Thomas Edison

Life is a big canvas, throw all the paint on it you can.”

– Danny Kaye

Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.”

– Henry Ford

You were born an original. Don't die a copy.”

– John Mason

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”

– Maya Angelou

Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they're yours.”

– Richard Bach

A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.”

– Confucius

Actually, I'm an overnight success. But it took twenty years.”

– Monty Hall

“We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.”

– Benjamin Disraeli

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."

– Jimi Hendrix

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them."

– Mother Theresa

“You have to sow before you can reap. You have to give before you can get.”

– Robert Collier

“To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.”

– Bill Wilson

“The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds - they mature slowly.”

– Peter De Vries

“A dress that zips up the back will bring a husband and wife together.”

– James H. Boren

“Here's to matrimony, the high sea for which no compass has yet been invented!”

– Heinrich Heine

“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.”

– Abraham Lincoln

“I know that you cannot hate other people without hating yourself.”
– Oprah Winfrey

“Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.”
– Moshe Dayan

“Who speaks of liberty while the human mind is in chains?”
– Francis Wright

“We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.”
– Edward R. Murrow

“Silence is the true friend that never betrays.”
– Confucius

“Silence is a source of great strength.”
– Lao Tzu

“Now all my teachers are dead except silence.”
– W.S. Merwin

“Silence is as deep as eternity; speech, shallow as time.”
– Thomas Carlyle

“You hesitate to stab me with a word, and know not - silence is the sharper sword.”
– Samuel Johnson

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”
– William Wordsworth

“Pen names are masks that allow us to unmask ourselves.”
– C. Astrid Weber

“Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten.”
– Gucci Slogan

“The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority.”
– Kenneth Blanchard

“No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.”
– William Blake

“The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.”
– Moliere

“Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success.”
– Ross Perot

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

“Seize the day, put no trust in tomorrow.”
– Horace

“Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time.”
– Arnold Glascow

“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.”
– Victor Borge

“Get a good idea and stay with it. Do it, and work at it until it's done right.”
– Walt Disney

“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on.”
– Robert Frost

“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.”
– William Feather

“The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.”
– Dale Carnegie

“Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.”
– Mario Fernandez

“Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.”
– Henry Kaiser

“Happiness comes when we test our skills towards some meaningful purpose.”
– John Stossel

“If you can laugh together, you can work together.”
– Robert Orden

“Power is the ability to do good things for others.”
– Brooke Astor

“You cannot be really first-rate at your work if your work is all you are.”
– Anna Quindlen

“Those who insult others are usually describing themselves.”
– Jay Huff

“What is a friend? I will tell you... it is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.”
– Frank Crane

“No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.”
– Harry Emerson Fosdick

“Questions provide the key to unlocking our unlimited potential.”
– Anthony Robbins

“Books, like friends, should be few, and well chosen.”
– Samuel Paterson

“Master books, but do not let them master you. Read to live, not live to read.”
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I don't think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that still remains.”
– Anne Frank

“Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.”
– Sean O'Casey

“Think for yourself and let others enjoy the privilege of doing so too.”
– Voltaire

"Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely."
– Buddha

“The future depends on what we do in the present.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”
– William James

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”

– Walter Winchell

“Unity to be real must stand the severest strain without breaking.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

May you move all of your mountains, and disturb the peace by adding to it.”

– Carol Horos

Without inner peace, it is impossible to have world peace.”

 – Dalai Lama

The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world.”

– Lao-Tzu


Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.”

– Jim Rohn

The first and the best victory is to conquer self.”

– Plato

What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not do.”

– Aristotle

When our memories outweigh our dreams we become old.”

– Bill Clinton

My eyes are an ocean in which my dreams are reflected.”

– Anna M. Uhlich

 A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.”

– John Barrymore

It may be that those who do most, dream most.”

– Stephen Butler Leacock

When your heart is in your dreams, no request is too extreme.”

– Jiminy Cricket

Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.”

– Martin Luther

I don't dream at night, I dream all day; I dream for a living.”

– Steven Spielberg

There is a growing strength in women, but it is in the forehead, not in the forearm.”

– Beverly Sills


The more you prepare, the luckier you appear.”

– Terry Josephson



We will either find a way or make one.”

– Hannibal

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”

– William Shakespeare


When you believe you can-you can!”

– Maxwell Maltz


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

– Sister Busche

People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

– Abraham Lincoln

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”

– Art Linkletter


Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.”

– Albert Einstein

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.”

– Scott Hamilton

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”

– William Blake

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

– Confucius

Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.”

– Thomas Alva Edison

I am always doing things I can't do, that's how I get to do them.”

– Pablo Picasso

It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself.”

– Anna Eleanor Roosevelot


Character is not made in a crisis it is only exhibited.”

– Robert Freeman

Character is made by what you stand for; reputation by what you fall for.”

– Robert Quillen


Always do right - this will gratify some and astonish the rest.”

– Mark Twain

No one has ever become poor by giving.”

Anne Frank

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger."

– The Buddha


Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.”

Carl Jung

You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.”

– C. S. Lewis

An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”

– Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”

– Joseph Campbell

He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.”

– Lao Tzu

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.”

– Mary Anne Radmacher

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.”

– Amelia Earhart

We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are.”
Anaïs Nin
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”
– Buddha

The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy.”
– Henry Ward Beecher
There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside of you." 

Maya Angelou

People with clenched fists can not shake hands.”

Indira Gandhi

Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it with use.”
– Ruth Gordon
I am not my memories. I am my dreams.”
– Terry Hostetler

The great value of life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.”
– James Truslow Adams
Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies.”
– Ann Landers
The best things in life aren't things.”

Art Buchwald

A friend is a present which you give yourself.”
– Robert Louis Stevenson
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.”
– Fr. Jerome Cummings
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.”

John N. Mitchell

"God is in all men, but all men are not in God; that is why we suffer."

Sri Ramakrishna

When I meditate, I clearly see that God is already seated inside my heart.”
– Sri Chinmoy

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”



If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice.”

Meister Eckhart



"Truth alone Triumphs"

– The Upanishads


In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”

– George Orwell


Speech is the mirror of the soul; as a man speaks, so he is.”

– Publilius Syrus


Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.”

– William Butler Yeats


If you think little of a person, you ought to say as little as you think.”

– Benjamin Franklin


Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”

– Josh Billings




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