Inspiration Corner

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Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

“On this road called life, you have to take the good with the bad, smile with the sad, love what you got, and remember what you had. Always forgive, but never forget, learn from your mistakes, but never forget. People change. Things go wrong. But just remember, the ride goes on.”

“Smile, it’s free therapy.”

— Douglas Horton

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”

— Abraham Lincoln

“But the most beautiful things in life are not just things. They’re people and places, memories and pictures. They’re feelings and moments, smiles and laughter.”

“Be the things you love most about the people who are gone.”

“When you come to the edge of all that you know, you must believe one of two things: There will be ground to stand. Or you will grow wings to fly.”

— O.R. Melling

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”

— Maya Angelou

“Someday everything will make perfect sense. So, for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.”

— 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

“Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.”

— C.S. Lewis

“Remember, you can’t reach what’s in front of you until you let go of what’s behind you.”

— Unknown

“Faith is all about believing, you don’t know how it will happen, but you know it will.”

— Unknown

“Sometimes in life we just need a hug… no advice, just a hug to make you feel you matter.”

— Unknown

“I don’t want my pain and struggle to make me a victim. I want my battle to make me someone else’s hero.”

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

“No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a good legacy to leave behind.”

— Unknown

“You’re the main character of your life’s story. Give your audience not only something to look forward to, but something to be inspired by.”

— Kevin Ngo

“Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.”

— Lance Armstrong

“Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be. How much you can love. What you can accomplish. And what your potential is.”

— Anne Frank

“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.”

— William Arthur Ward

“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

“The world is full of kind people… If you can’t find one, be one”

— Unknown

“The most useful asset of a person is not a head full of knowledge but a heart full of love, with ears open to listen, and hands willing to help.”

— Unknown

“Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.”

— Roy T. Bennett

“The best way to be happy is to turn a negative into a positive. Don’t let anyone steal your joy and always be thankful for what you have.”

— Unknown

“Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and forever dear.”

— Unknown

“Some people won’t love you, no matter what you do. Some people won’t stop loving you, no matter what you do. Go where the love is.”

— Eleanor Brown

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”

— Dr. Seuss

“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“No matter how hard times may get, always hold your head up and be strong; show them you’re not as weak as they think you are.”

— Unknown

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”

— Charles M. Schulz

“Being happy doesn’t mean you’re perfect. It just means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.”

— K.B. Indiana

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”

— Plato

“We are not given a good life or a bad life. We are given a life. It’s up to us to make it good or bad.”

— Devika Fernando

“Passion is putting everything you’ve got into everything you do.”

— John Maxwell

“Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.”

— Unknown

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

— Theodore Roosevelt

“Trying to make sense of other people’s actions will only drain you. Pray for them and move on.”

“Do not underestimate a moment of your kindness. It has the power to change lives in ways you may never know.”

“You’re going to go through tough times – that’s life. But I say, ‘Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.’ See the positive in negative events.”

— Joel Osteen

“Sometimes the bravest thing you can do is to keep going when you really feel like giving up.”

“Beautiful things happen when you distance yourself from negativity.”

“We do not need magic to change the world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.”

— J.K. Rowling

“I am not a sick person. I am a person managing an illness.”

— Unknown

“When life gives thousand reasons to cry, show the world you have million reasons to smile.”

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”

— Gautama Buddha

“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass but learning to dance in the rain.”

— Vivian Greene

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”

— J.K. Rowling

“Challenges are what makes life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”

— Joshua Marine

“Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.”

— Unknown

“Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.”

— Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”

— John Lennon

“I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as ‘making a life’.”

— Maya Angelou

“To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.”

— Mark Twain

“An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming.”

— Unknown

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”

— Paulo Coelho

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”

— Mother Teresa

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

— Nelson Mandela

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”

— Maya Angelou

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

— Winston Churchill

“We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.”

— Maya Angelou

“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”

— Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

— Dr. Seuss

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer someone else up.”

— Mark Twain

“Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.”

— Unknown

“Every day is a new beginning. Take a deep breath and start again.”

— Unknown

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

— Napoleon Hill

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”

— Charles R. Swindoll

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth.”

— William W. Purkey

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

— Maya Angelou

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

— George Bernard Shaw

“Your gratitude is magnetic and the more gratitude you have, the more you attract new things to be grateful for.”

“It is during the darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”

— Aristotle

“Being told you’re appreciated is one of the simplest and most uplifting things you can hear.”

— Sue Fitzmaurice

“Even the harshest day is kind enough to come to an end… Find the good that’s all around you; it’s out there, patiently waiting to be discovered.”

— Anita Bergen

“Set your goal high, and don’t stop till you get there.”

— Bo Jackson

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”

— Winston Churchill

“Your body hears everything your mind says. Stay Positive.”

“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.”

— Carol Burnett

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

— Helen Keller

“Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.”

— Wayne Dyer

“Problems are not stop signs; they are guidelines.”

— Robert Schuller

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

— Aesop

“Never quit. If you stumble, get back up. What happened yesterday no longer matters. Today’s another day, so get back on track and move closer to your dreams and goals. You can do it.”

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

— Paulo Coelho

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”

— Linda Grayson

“Sometimes people are beautiful. Not in looks. Not in what they say. Just in what they are.”

— Markus Zusak

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”

— Winston Churchill

“Be the reason someone smiles today.”

— Douglas Horton

“Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome.”

“It’s just a bad day. Not a bad life.”

— Unknown

“To do great work is to love what you do.”

— Unknown

“When thinking about life, remember this: No amount of guilt can solve the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future.”

— Unknown

“Peace begins with a smile.”

— Mother Teresa

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”

— Mary Anne Radmacher

“Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.”

— Unknown

“You will just never know what someone is dealing with behind closed doors. No matter how happy someone looks or how big their smile is there can still be a level of hurt that is indescribable. So be kind. Even when others are not, choose to be kind.”

— Unknown

“Never, never, never give up.”

— Winston Churchill

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”

— Jimmy Dean

“In the blink of an eye everything can change. So forgive often and love with all your heart. You may not have that chance again.”

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”

— Bernard M. Baruch

“Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is.”

— Mandy Hale

“If you’re in a position to help someone. Help them. God just may be answering that person’s prayer through you.”

— Unknown

“Happiness is not about changing your circumstances but changing the eyes through which you view your circumstances.”

— Geneen Roth

“The best way to be happy is to turn a negative into a positive. Don’t let anyone steal your joy and always be thankful for what you have.”

— Unknown

“Don’t underestimate a moment of your kindness. It has the power to change lives in ways you may never know.”

— Unknown

“Attract what you expect, reflect what you desire, become what you respect, mirror what you admire.”

— Unknown

“In case no one told you today: You’re beautiful. You’re loved. You’re needed. You’re alive for a reason. You’re stronger than you think. You’re going to get through this. I’m glad you’re alive. Don’t give up!”

— Unknown

“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

“The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything, they just make the best out of everything that comes their way.”

— Unknown

“When fate hands you a lemon, make lemonade.”

— Dale Carnegie

“Just because a person smiles all the time, doesn’t mean their life is perfect. That smile is a symbol of hope and strength.”

— Unknown

“Love cannot remain by itself –it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action and that action is service.”

— Mother Teresa

“Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.”

— Unknown

“The bad news: there is no key to the universe. The good news: it was never locked.”

— Swami Beyondananda

“The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don’t let them put you in that position.”

— Leo Buscaglia

“Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love… they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog; it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs, your heart is very big.”

— Erica Jong

“Never stop believing in hope because miracles happen every day.”

— Unknown

“Grief never ends… But it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith… It is the price of love.”

— Unknown

“There is no better exercise for your heart than reaching down and helping to lift someone up.”

— Bernard Meltzer

“It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.”

— Albert Einstein

“Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.”

— Ben Carson

“God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, nor sun without rain. But He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.”

— Unknown

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt

“Be so happy that when others look at you they become happy too.”

— Unknown

”For every dark night there is a brighter day.”

— Tupac Shakur

“Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.

— Brad Meltzer

“Note to Self:You are not too old and it’s not too late.”

“Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax.”

— Unknown

“The purpose of dancing isn’t to end up at a particular spot on the floor. The purpose of dancing and of life is to enjoy every moment and every step, regardless of where you are when the music ends.”

— Dr. Wayne Dyer

“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Continue to learn. Appreciate your friends. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.”

— Mary Anne Radmacher

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.”

— Walt Whitman

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

— Mary Anne Radmacher

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life… Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

— Steve Jobs

“Life isn’t always amazing. There will be times of trial and times of struggle along the way, but don’t give up. Be strong, believe in yourself, and show life that you are going to make it no matter what it throws at you.”

— Unknown

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”

— Charles Dickens

“There is always, always, always something to be grateful for.”

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

— Buddha

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”

— C.S. Lewis

“You and I will meet again,When we’re least expecting it, One day in some far off place, I will recognize your face, I won’t say goodbye my friend, For you and I will meet again.”

— Tom Petty

“Sometimes a hug is worth a thousand words.”

— Unknown

“I will breathe. I will think of solutions, I will not let my worry control me. I will not let my stress level break me. I will simply breathe. And it will be okay. Because I don’t quit.”

— Shayne McClendon

“I was born to be wild, but only until 9PM or so.”

— Unknown

“A house is built of walls and beams. A home is made of Love and Dreams.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The past is in your head. The future is in your hands.”

— Unknown

“The body heals with play, the mind heals with laughter and the spirit heals with joy.”

— Unknown

“Life isn’t always amazing. There will be times of trial and times of struggle along the way, but don’t give up. Be strong, believe in yourself, and show life that you are going to make it no matter what it throws at you.”

— Unknown

“Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax.”

— Unknown

“Never underestimate the healing power of red lipstick.”

— Unknown

“Live a good life and in the end, it’s not the years in a life, it’s the life in the years.”

— Unknown

“Your speed doesn’t matter. Forward is forward.”

— Unknown

“You are enough.”

“Start each day with a grateful heart.”

— Unknown

“Yesterday is heavy. Put it down.”

— Unknown

“Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path.”

— Unknown

“Stress replaces today’s sunshine with tomorrows clouds.”

— Unknown

“The secret to having it all is believing you already do.”

— Unknown

“We were born to be real, not to be perfect.”

— Unknown

“If it matters to you, you’ll find a way.”

— Charlie Gilkey

“Your soul is attracted to people the same way flowers are attracted to the sun, surround yourself only with those who want to see you grow.”

— Pavana

“Life is short. Take the trip. Buy the shoes. Eat the cake.”

— Unknown

“Broken crayons still color.”

— Unknown

“At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.”

— Frida Kahlo

“She believed she could, so she did.”

— Unknown

“Happiness looks gorgeous on you.”

— Unknown

“When it rains look for rainbows. When it’s dark look for stars.”

— Unknown

“Be happy. Be bright. Be you.”

— Unknown

“Work hard. Stay humble.”

— Unknown

“No rain. No flowers.”

— Unknown

“Collect moments – not things.”

— Unknown

“Everything you can imagine is real.”

— Pablo Picasso

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”

— Theodore Roosevelt

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.”

— Christopher Reeve

“Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.”

— Vivian Komori

“Be kind to unkind people, they need it the most.”

— Unknown

“Think like a proton, always positive.”

— Unknown

“Kindness is always beautiful.”

— Unknown

“Dream without fear. Love without limits.”

— Unknown

“Your faith can move mountains and your doubt can create them.”

— Unknown

“Don’t dream your life, live your dream.”

— Unknown

“Every wall is a door.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Find yourself, and be that.”

— Unknown

“I am who I am, and who I am is enough”

— Unknown

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”

— Oprah Winfrey

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

— Harry Potter

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”

— Vincent Van Gogh

“Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.”

— Margaret Lee Runbeck

“Paradise isn’t a place. It’s a feeling”

— L. Boyer

“Don’t tell people your plans. Show them your results.”

— Unknown

“Carry on, warrior, you are stronger than you realize.”

— Sarah Beth McClure

“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.”

— Coco Chanel

“You have to learn to get up from the table when love is no longer being served.”

— Nina Simone

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Today is a perfect day to just be happy.”

— Unknown

“No matter how hard life can get, go to bed grateful for all you have.”

— Unknown

“You can destroy your now by worrying about tomorrow.”

— Janis Joplin

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”

— C.S. Lewis

“A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles.”

— Unknown

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” 

— William Skakespeare

“What counts can’t always be counted; what can be counted doesn’t always count.”

— Albert Einstein

“Love is not what you say. Love is what you do.”

— Unknown

“You are capable of amazing things.”

— Unknown

“The past does not equal the future.”

— Tony Robbins

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”

— Robert Brault

“Stumbling is not falling.”

— Malcolm X

“You have to get up every morning and tell yourself I can do this”

— Unknown

“Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.”

— Sonia Ricotti

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”

— Confucius

“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today”

— Will Rogers

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”

— Helen Keller

“Sometimes you have to let go of the picture of what you thought life would be like and learn to find joy in the story you are actually living.”

— Rachel Marie Martin

“Be thankful for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow.”

— Unknown

“If you want something you have never had, you must be willing to do something you have never done.”

— Thomas Jefferson

“If it doesn’t make you feel fabulous: Don’t do it, Don’t buy it, Don’t wear it, Don’t eat it and Don’t keep it.”

— Unknown

“You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.”

— Unknown

“Life is about using the whole box of crayons.”

— Unknown

“The purpose of life is to know yourself and trust yourself and be yourself.”

— Unknown

“Take care of yourself first, or you will have nothing left to give to others. Self-care is not selfishness. You cannot serve others from an empty vessel.”

— Unknown

“ The people in your life should be a source of reducing stress, not causing more of it.”

— Unknown

“We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.”

— Helen Keller

“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”

— John F. Kennedy

“When you reach that place where most people would give in and give up, keep giving it another shot.”

— Unknown

“You have to get up every morning and tell yourself I can do this”

— Unknown

“I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, and dreams that turned into reality.”

— Unknown

“Always try to leave people better than you found them. Hug the hurt. Kiss the broken. Befriend the lost. Love the lonely.”

— Unknown

“It’s okay if you fall apart sometimes. Tacos fall apart and we still love them.”

— Unknown

“My goal is not to be better than anyone else, but to be better than I used to be.”

— Wayne W. Dyer

“When something bad happens you have three choices: you can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or let it strengthen you.”

— Unknown

“Every noble work is at first impossible.”

— Thomas Carlyle

“Good things come to those who believe, better things come to those who are patient, and the best things come to those who don’t give up.”

— Unknown

“One bad chapter doesn’t mean your story is over.”

— Unknown

“Surround yourself with people who make you hungry for life, touch your heart, and nourish your soul.”

— Unknown

“Don’t wait until you’ve reached your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take toward reaching that goal.”

— Unknown

“Train your mind to see the good in everything. Positivity is a choice. The happiness in your life depends on the quality of your thoughts”

— Unknown

“Even if we disagree about everything we can still be kind to each other.”

— Unknown

“Your value does not decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.”

— Unknown

“Your mind will always believe everything you tell it. Feed it faith. Feed it truth. Feed it with love.”

— Unknown

“Staying positive does not mean that things will turn out okay. Rather it is knowing that you will be okay no matter how things turn out.”

— Unknown