Inspiring Quotes

Aerodynamically, the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway. ~ Mary Kay Ash

The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones. — John Maynard Keynes

The Lord will not give us challenges beyond our ability. I just wish he didn’t love me so much.” — Mother Theresa

“Fewer things are sadder than looking back on your life and saying, ‘I wish I had.’ — The Courage Connection

“An idea in a cage is like a silver dollar buried in the ground. Both are safe, but neither produces anything.” – Dr. Myron S. Allen

Most of my ideas belonged to other people who didn’t bother to develop them. — Thomas Edison

The greatest secret of success in life is for a person to be ready when their opportunity comes. — Benjamin Disraeli

People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within. -Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. ~ Albert Schweitzer

When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.
–Catherine Ponder

Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.
~ Shaquille O’Neal

Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. ~ Christopher Robin to Pooh (A A Milne)

A woman’s heart should be so lost in God that a man needs to seek him in order to find her.

A pessimist only sees the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides and shrugs; an optimist doesn’t see the clouds at all – he’s walking on them.  Leonard L. Levinson

A man who wants to do something will find a way; a man who doesn’t will find an excuse. ~ Stephen Dolley Jr.

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

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

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.       ~ Edith Wharton
To love what you do and feel that it matters – how could anything be more fun?  ~ Katharine Graham

There is only one success, to be able to live your life in your own way.  ~ Henry David Thoreau

Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, ‘I am with you kid. Let’s go!’ ~ Maya Angelou

Action stops fear. ~ Margaret Bourke-White

If what you are doing is not moving you toward your goals, then it’s moving you away from your goals. ~ Brian Tracy

Rowing harder doesn’t help if the boat is headed in the wrong direction. ~ Kenichi Ohmae

Anything’s possible. You can be told you have a 90% chance or a 50% chance or a 1% chance, but you have to believe, and you have to fight. ~ Lance Armstrong

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.  –James Oppenheimer

Words are things; and a small drop of ink / Falling like dew upon a thought, produces / That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think. -Lord Byron, poet (1788-1824)

My chief want in life is someone who shall make me do what I can.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

When you follow your bliss, doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors; and where there wouldn’t be a door for anyone else.    ~Joseph Campbell

Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.

~Confucius 550-478 BC

Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.  ~Rumi
I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do.

~Helen Keller

Dare to be what you are meant to be and to do what you are meant to do, and life will provide you the means to do it and be it.

~James Dillet Freeman

If you hear a voice within you saying, “You are not a painter,” then by all means paint…and that voice will be silenced.
~Vincent Van Gogh

Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.

~Belva Davis

Find out what you like best and get someone to pay you for doing it.

~Katherine Whitehorn.

To love what you do and feel that it matters, how on earth could anything be more fun.

~Katherine Graham

If you love something enough, it will reveal itself to you.  ~ George Washington Carver

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.  ~Abraham Maslow

To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work.
~Sister Mary Lauretta, Roman Catholic Nun

God gives talent, work transforms talent into genius.  ~ Anna Pavlova

For the person who uses well what he has been given shall be given more, and he shall have abundance.  ~Gospel of Matthew in the Bible

To draw you must close your eyes and sing.  ~Pablo Picasso

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.
~Erma Bombeck

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