Positive Inspirational Quotes

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Love makes you the richest person in the world, no matter how poor you are
Matshona Dhliwayo

Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity
Roy T. Bennett 

Giving is not just about making a donation, it's about making a difference
Kathy Calvin 

Energy is contagious.
Surround yourself with those who inspire you to shine through the fog


Humility isn't denying your strengths;
it's being honest about your weaknesses

Rick Warren 
Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.

Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is.
Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be

Stephen R. Covey

The truth of your character is expressed through the choice of your actions
Steve Maraboli

Life is short but there is always time enough for courtesy
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Kindness isn't sacrifice so much as it is being considerate for the feelings of others,
sharing happiness, the unselfish thought, the spontaneous and friendly act,
forgetfulness of our own present interests
Carl Holmes

Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back
and realize they were the big things
Robert Breault

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened
Anatole France

Focus more on the people who inspire you than the people who annoy you.
You'll get much further in life
Author Unknown

Great opportunities to help others seldom come,
but small ones surround us every day
Sally Koch

Give without remembering and receive without forgetting
Author Unknown

Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our
heart rather than a piece of our mind

Author Unknown

We are each gifted in a unique and important way.
It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light
Evelyn Dunbar

Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay
Dalai Lama

We all need someone who inspires us to do better than we know how
Author Unknown

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel
Maya Angelou

There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world.
We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts - what we do,
how we look, what we say, and how we say it

Dale Carnegie

Hope is like a road in the country; there wasn't ever a road,
but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence
Lin Yutang

If you put fences around people, you get sheep
William McKnight

The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have
Leonard Nimoy

As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there
to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might

Marian Anderson (1902-1993)
Concert and Opera Singer

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now.
Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future.
Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or
with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored

Earl Nightingale (1921-1989)
Radio Announcer, Author and Speaker

Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can
be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Theoretical Physicist, Philosopher and Author

Always do right. This will surprise some people and astonish the rest
Mark Twain

Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that
nobody's going to know whether you did it or not

Oprah Winfrey

Time is more value than money.
You can get more money, but you cannot get more time
Jim Rohn

Great opportunities to help others seldom come,
but small ones surround us every day

Sally Koch

There are two kinds of people in this life.
Those who walk into a room and say, 'Well, here I am.'
And those who walk in and say, 'Ahh, there you are.'
Let us each strive to be an 'Ahh, there you are' person'

Leil Lowndes

When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that
the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge

Albert Einstein

To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it
Mother Teresa (1910-1997)
Indian missionary, Nobel Peace Prize winner

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom
Thomas Jefferson

There are so many men who can figure costs and so few who can measure values
Author Unknown

Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because
they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it

William Feather

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend
Albert Camus

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come.
We have only today. Let us begin
Mother Teresa (1910-1997)
Indian missionary, Nobel Peace Prize winner

Encourage one another. Many times a word of praise or thanks
or appreciation or cheer has kept people on their feet
Charles Swindoll

The fruits of life fall into the hands of those who climb the tree and pick them
Earl Tupper

To know the road ahead, ask those coming back
Chinese Proverb

The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear
Maya Angelou

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the
young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the
striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong.
Because some day in life you will have been all these
George Washington Carver

The reason a dog has got so many friends
is because its tail waggles and not its tongue

Author Unknown

An open ear is the only believable sign of an open heart
David Augsburger

Your best friend should bring out the best in you
Denis Waitley

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it
with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith

Henry Ward Beecher

The only way to have a friend is to be one
Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped
Anthony Robbins

If you want an accounting of your worth, count your friends
Merry Browne

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow
Melody Beattie

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches,
but to reveal to him his own
Benjamin Disraeli

Life's up and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals.
Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want
Marsha Sinetar

I've always said that the better off you are, the more
responsibility you have for helping others

Carlos Slim Helu

To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart
and to sing it to them when they have forgotten

Author Unknown

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful
Denis Waitley

Our memories are our most priceless possessions
Author Unknown

We sing because we're happy and happy because we sing
Denis Waitley

Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't hold something in your arms that you could never hold in your heart
Author Unknown

Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans
John Lennon

Love is the master key which opens the gates of happiness
Oliver Wendell Holmes

A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows
St. Francis of Assisi

Children are an investment, and grandchildren are the dividends
Hilt Hammett

Laughter is the best way to make somebody's heart beat
Robert Holden

Happy is the person who knows what to remember of the past,
what to enjoy in the present, and what to plan for in the future

Arnold H. Glasgow

Experience is the best of teachers, but her fees are heavy
Author Unknown

Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been
Mark Twain

What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly
Lao Tsu

If you live in my heart, you live rent free
Irish Proverb

You will find yourself refreshed by the presence of cheerful people.
Why not make earnest effort to confer that pleasure on others?
Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy

Lydia M. Child

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

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires

William Arthur Ward

In five years, you'll be exactly the person you are today
except for the books you read and the people you meet
Charlie 'Tremendous' Jones

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery
Mark Van Doren

You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of your heart that you truly give

Lorraine Hayward

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else
Booker T. Washington

Never let yesterday use up too much of today
Will Rogers

Sooner or later we must realize there is no station,
no one place to arrive at once and for all. The true joy of life is the trip
Robert J. Hastings

I praise loudly. I blame softly
Catherine the Great

To acquire knowledge, one must study;
but to acquire wisdom, one must observe

Marilyn vos Savant

As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses,
for you only get to play one round
Ben Hogan

Worry gives a small thing a big shadow
Swedish Proverb

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

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a
smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest
compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which
have the potential to turn a life around
Leo Buscaglia

Nothing strengthens the judgment and quickens the conscience like
individual responsibility

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going
Jim Ryun

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire
William Butler Yeats

Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are,
raise your sights and see possibilities - always see them, for they're always there
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

To dream anything that you want to dream, that is the beauty of the human mind.
To do anything that you want to do, that is the strength of the human will.
To trust yourself, to test your limits, that is the courage to succeed
Bernard Edmonds

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a
single moment before starting to improve the world

Anne Frank

Your brain doesn't know what it cannot do until you tell it
Ed Strachar

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening
when you would have preferred to talk

Doug Larson

The mind is like the stomach. It is not how much you put
into it that counts, but how much it digests

A.J. Nock

Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago
Warren Buffett

Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don't
even remember leaving open
Rose Wilder Lane

Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you
Marsha Normam

A vision is not just a picture of what could be;
it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more
Rosabeth Moss Kanter

If I had eight hours to cut down a big tree,
I'd spend 6 hours sharpening the axe

Abraham Lincoln

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Celebrate what you want to see more of
Tom Peters

The thoughts we choose to think are the tools
we use to paint the canvas of our lives

Louise Hay

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings
Eric Hoffer

Improve relationships with others by assuming that
they can hear everything you say about them
Stephen R. Covey

Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get
only with what you are expected to give ... which is everything

Katharine Hepburn

What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use
things, instead of using people and loving things
Author Unknown

Love is a force more formidable than any other.
It is invisible - it cannot be seen or measured,
yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment,
and offer you more joy than any material possession could
Barbara De Angelis

Inspire yourself and others will be inspired.
Motivate yourself and others will be motivated.
Develop yourself and others will start to develop themselves.
Be an example first and then the world changes around you
Author Unknown

Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so?
Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live.
Before they know it, time runs out
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it
William Arthur Ward

Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules,
then you must forget the rules and play from your heart
Author Unknown

You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head,
but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair
Chinese Proverb

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

Shoot for the moon; even if you miss you'll land among the stars
Les Brown

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life and your relationships.
Be grateful for all the people who show up in your life
Author Unknown

All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action
James Russell Lowell

Most of today's worries are like puddles: tomorrow they will have evaporated
Author Unknown

Advice is like snow; the softer it falls,
the longer it dwells and the deeper it sinks into the mind

Samuel Coleridge

A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart
Author Unknown

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