Inspiring Quotes
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Looking for the very best inspiring quotes?  All my personal favorites are included in this collection!  My joy is getting inspired and passing it on. I hope you enjoy the quotes I’m sharing with you.

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To be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Nelson Mandela

Stretch out your hand and take the world's wide gift of joy and beauty.
Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

The arts are no longer ornamental. They're fundamental.
Daniel Pink

We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers.
Carl Sagan

Don't be afraid of sweetness.
Pablo Neruda

Age doesn't matter. Obstacles don't matter. Winning is the challenge. Bottom line, inspiring others is the goal.
Glen Allison

Don't settle. Stay hungry. Stay foolish.
Steve Jobs

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
Albert Einstein

God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.
Elizabeth Barrett

All of us are stars and deserve the right to twinkle.
Marilyn Monroe

Be loyal to what you love, be true to the earth, fight your enemies with passion and laughter.
Edward Abbey

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
Albert Einstein

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Josephine Billings

We rise by lifting others.
Robert G. Ingersoll

When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life.
Greg Anderson

Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again. And what do we teach out children? We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are? We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel. And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel? You must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children.
Pablo Casals

It is good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it is good to check once in awhile and make sure you have not lost the things that money cannot buy.
George Horace

What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
Robert H. Schuller

Be a full bucket, pulled up the dark way of a well, then lifted out into the light.

All the things that truly matter – beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace – arise from beyond the mind.
Eckhart Tolle

Come out of the circle of time and into the circle of love.

God respects me when I work, but he loves me when I sing.
Rabindranath Tagore

Good morning, this is God. I will be handling all of your problems today. I will not need your help, so have a miraculous day.
Wayne Dyer

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge – myth is more potent than history – dreams are more powerful than facts – hope always triumphs over experience – laughter is the cure for grief – love is stronger than death.
Robert Fulghum

If we really love ourselves, everything in our life works.
Louise Hay

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.
Kahlil Gibran

Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.
Sarah Bernhardt

Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.
Ernestine Ulmer

Love, joy and peace cannot flourish until you have freed yourself from mind dominance.
Eckhart Tolle

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we're liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Marianne Williamson

Plant impossible gardens. Look forward to dreams. Cry during movies. Swing as high as you can on a swing set, by moonlight. Cultivate moods. Do it for love. Take lots of naps. Take moon baths. Giggle with children. Listen to old people. Entertain your inner child. Build a fort with blankets. Get wet. Hug trees. Write love letters.

Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.
Oprah Winfrey

Tell me what you yearn for and I shall tell you who you are. We are what we reach for, the idealized image that drives our wandering.
James Hillman

The laws are very simple: thought is creative; fear attracts like energy; love is all there is.
Neale Donald Walsch

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.
Hazrat Inayat Khan

You must be the change you want to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi

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