Inspirational quotes & sayings

Below are some inspirational quotes from various sources. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Authors are quoted where known.


  • If someone is not treating you with love and respect, it is a gift if they walk away from you. If that person doesn't walk away, you will surely endure many years of suffering with him or her. Walking away may hurt for a while, but your heart will eventually heal. Then you can choose what you really want. You will find that you don't need to trust others as much as you need to trust yourself to make the right choices ~ Miguel Ruiz
  • When you hold resentment towards another, you're bound to that person by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free ~ Catherine Ponder
  • Grief is a matter of the heart and soul. Grieve your loss, allow it in, and spend time with it. Suffering is the optional part. Love never dies, and spirit knows no loss. Keep in mind that a broken heart is an open heart ~ Louise Hay & David Kessler
  • A healthy relationship is one where two independent people make a deal where they will help make the other person the best version of themselves.
  • Fear has two meanings: Forget Everything and Run or Face Everything and Rise. The choice is yours.
  • The capacity to be alone is the capacity to love. It may look paradoxical; it is not. It is an existential truth; only those who are capable of being alone, are capable of love, of sharing, of going into the deepest core of the other person - without possessing the other, without becoming dependent on the other, without reducing the other to a thing, and without becoming addicted to the other. They allow the other absolute freedom, because they know that if the other leaves, they will be as happy as they are now. Their happiness cannot be taken by the other, because it is not given by the other ~ Osho, Being in Love.
  • People who lack the clarity, courage and determination to follow their own dreams will often find ways to discourage yours. When you change for the better, the people around you will be inspired to change also, but only after doing their best to make you stop. Live your truth and don't ever stop ~ Steve Maraboli
  • And still after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth "You owe me." Look what happens with love like that. It lights up the whole sky ~ Hafez
  • We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same ~ Carlos Castenada
  • Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can with others without using them as a means of escape ~ Bell Hooks
  • Some people come into your life as blessings. Others come in as lessons ~ Prabeena Kalyan
  • Learn to be alone and to like it. There is nothing more freeing and empowering than learning to like your own company ~ Mandy Hale
  • Kids need time to be bored - that's how creativity is born ~ Melanie Jean Juneau
  • Never apologise for being sensitive or emotional. Let this be a sign that you've got a big heart and aren't afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength ~ Brigitte Nicole
  • Too much love never spoils children. Children become spoiled when we substitute presents for presence ~ Anthony Witham
  • As I look back on my life, I realise that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.
  • Walking away is not the same as giving up. Sometimes the bravest thing you can do is to know when it's time for a change.
  • On particularly rough days, when I'm sure I can't possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far is 100% - and that's pretty good ~ author unknown
  • Self care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.
  • Grief does not change you. It reveals you. And herein lies the gift that cannot die. It changes the course of your life forever. If you allow yourself the chance to feel it for as long as you need to — even if it is for the rest of your life — you will be guided by it. You will become someone it would have been impossible for you to be, and in this way your loved one lives on, in you ~ John Green
  • Your grief is your love, turned inside-out. That is why it is so deep. That is why it is so consuming. When your sadness seems bottomless, it is because your love knows no bounds.
  • Don't let people pull you into their storm. Pull them into your peace.
  • Healing doesn't mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives.
  • Happiness is ... an inside job.
  • The biggest mistake one can make, is losing yourself in the process of valuing someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.
  • When I look back on my life, I see pain, mistakes and heartache. When I look in the mirror, I see strength, learned lessons and pride in myself.
  • When you hold resentment towards another person, 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
  • If there are no ups and downs in your life, it means you are dead.
  • You can be the ripest, juciest peach in the world and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches ~ Dita Von Teese
  • Next time you think of wonderful things, don't forget to think of yourself.
  • If you are not willing to learn, no-one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no-one can stop you.
  • When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace ~ Jimi Hendrix
  • Be kind to unkind people - they need it the most.
  • Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage ~ Lao Tzu
  • Don't do something permanently stupid just because you're temporarily upset.
  • it is not happy people who are thankful, it is thankful people who are happy.
  • You were born to be real, not perfect.
  • Hugs are fat-free, sugar-free and require no batteries. Hugs reduce blood pressure, body temperature & heart rate and help relieve pain & depression.
  • I imagine that one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain ~ —James Baldwin
  • I'm not what happened to me. I'm what I choose to become ~ Carl Jung
  • You don't have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.
  • Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet ~ Bob Marley
  • Stop looking for the magic - you are it.
  • If you are looking for a friend who is faultless, you will be friendless ~ Rumi
  • Everybody's got a past. The past doesn't equal the future unless you live there ~ Tony Robbins
  • What matters most is how you see yourself.
  • If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present ~ Lao Tzu
  • You don't need someone to complete you. You only need someone to accept you completely.
  • Some people will throw stones in your path. It depends on what you make with them - wall or bridge? You are the architect of your own life.
  • 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
  • You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • When the world pushes you to your knees, you are in the perfect position to pray ~ Rumi
  • Happiness comes when you focus on seeing the light at the end of every tunnel and being the light for those you love ~ Karen Salmansohn
  • By being yourself, you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before.
  • Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know ~ Pema Chodron
  • Lighthouses don't go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining ~ Anne Lamott
  • The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world ~ Marianne Williamson
  • Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past, or a pioneer of the future ~ Deepak Chopra
  • Magic happens when you fill up your own heart. Not when you wait for somebody else to fill it up for you ~ Diana Sénèque

  • Sometimes on the way to dream, you get lost and find a better one.
  • Time spent on trying to be perfect is time wasted.
  • How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it ~ George Ellison
  • Life has no remote. Get up and change it yourself!
  • The most important things in life aren't things.
  • Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens ~ Carl Gustav Jung
  • It does not matter who you've been. Now, it is about who you are willing to be ~ Sheldon Ginsberg
  • Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting something go every day ~ Zen proverb
  • Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain.
  • One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks ~ Jack Penn
  • There are 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
  • I don't let go of my thoughts. I meet them with understanding then they let go of me ~ Byron Katie
  • You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  • Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened ~ Dr Seuss
  • Worry is a total waste of time. It doesn't change anything. All it does is steal your joy and keep you very busy doing nothing.
  • To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticise ~ Voltaire
  • There is a sacredness in tears. They are not a mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief...and unspeakable joy ~ Washington Irving
  • The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They make the best of everything.
  • If Howard Schulz gave up after being turned down by banks 242 times, there would be no Starbucks. If JK Rowling stopped after being turned down by multiple publishers for years, there would be no Harry Potter. If Walt Disney quit too soon after his theme park concept was tracked 302 times, there would be no Disneyland. One thing is for sure: if you give up too soon, you'll never know what you'll be missing.
  • Tears have a wisdom all their own. They come when a person has relaxed enough to let go and to work through his sorrow. They are the natural bleeding of an emotional wound, carrying the poison out of the system. Here lies the road to recovery ~ F Alexander Magoun
  • Don't lose your real self in the search for acceptance by others.
  • Where thought goes, energy flows.
  • The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it ~ Chinese Proverb
  • The wound is the place where the Light enters you ~ Rumi
  • We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing ~ George Bernard Shaw
  • Never chase love, affection or attention. If it's not given freely, it isn't worth having.
  • Reexamine all you have been told; discard what insults your soul ~ Walt Whitman
  • Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born ~ Anais Nin 
  • It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving ~ Mother Teresa
  • Some people dream of success... while others wake up and work hard at it ~ Winston Churchill
  • The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any ~ Alice Walker
  • Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards ~ Kierkegaard
  • Bless the ones that walked away from you. They were just making room for the ones who won't.
  • Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like hard work ~ Thomas Edison
  • Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless ~ Mother Theresa
  • The only disability in life is a bad attitude ~ Scott Hamilton
  • I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it ~ Harry S Truman
  • Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared ~ Buddha
  • Friendship isn't a big thing. It's a million little things.
  • Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. If you can't help them, at least don't hurt them ~ Dalai Lama
  • Life's true treasures are hidden within the shadows of our mind ~ Harry Hisashi Fujimoto
  • Life is a gift, and should be cherished, lived and experienced. Though experience often reveals itself as pain in this world, it is still purposeful, it still has its place in the evolution of our spirit ~ Michael Poeltl, Revelation 
  • To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Love has its own time, its own season, and its own reasons from coming and going. You cannot bribe it or coerce it or reason it into staying. You can only embrace it when it arrives and give it away when it comes to you ~ Kent Nerburn
  • The real question is not whether life exists after death. The real question is whether you are alive before death ~ Osho
  • Life is like photography - you develop from the negatives.
  • The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The trick is silencing the mind ~ Caroline Myss
  • When people think the present could have been different than it is, it's because they think the past was different than it was ~ Mike Dooley
  • If you can find a path without any obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.
  • The past is where you learned the lesson. The future is where you apply the lesson. Don't give up in the middle!
  • Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life ~ Dr Wayne Dyer
  • If you don't believe in miracles, perhaps you've forgotten you are one.
  • Don't change so people will like you. Be yourself and the right people will love the real you.
  • If what you see by the eye doesn't please you, then close your eyes and see from the heart. Because the heart can see beauty and love more than the eyes can ever wonder.
  • The great essentials for happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for ~ Joseph Addison
  • Choose kind over being right, and you'll be right every time ~ Richard Carlson
  • Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves - regret for the past and fear of the future ~ Fulton Oursler
  • Whether in families or in politics, a good observation: "One can disagree without being disagreeable." ~ Barry Goldwater
  • Every relationship has its problems, but what makes it perfect is when you still want to be there when everything sucks.
  • Strong people make just as many mistakes as weak ones do. The strong ones admit their mistakes, laugh about it and learn from it.
  • 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.
  • The most difficult phase of life is not when no-one understands you, it's when you don't understand yourself.
  • When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment. I told them they didn't understand life ~ John Lennon
  • If you think you're too small to make a difference, you haven't spent a night with a mosquito ~ African proverb
  • For peace to be real, it must be unaffected by outside circumstances ~ Mahatma Ghandi
  • The two most important days in your life are the day you are born...and the day you find out why ~ Mark Twain
  • Sometimes it's better to be kind than to be right. We do not need an intelligent mind that speaks, but a patient heart that listens.
  • You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger ~ Buddha
  • Everyone you meet comes with baggage. Find someone who loves you enough to help you unpack.
  • Mistakes are a bridge between inexperience and wisdom ~ Phyllis Theroux
  • True friends are the ones who have nice things to say behind your back.
  • If you aren't happy being single, you will never be happy in a relationship. Get your own life and love it first, then share it. Love when you're ready, not when you're lonely.
  • 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
  • Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you'd ever imagined.
  • Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself ~ Rumi
  • There are over 7 billion people on earth - and you're going to let one person ruin your day? Don't.
  • Surround yourself with people who make you happy. People who make you laugh, who help you when you're in need. People who would never take advantage of you. People who genuinely care. These are the ones worth keeping in your life. Everyone else is just passing through.
  • If it's important to you, you will find a way. If not you'll find an excuse.
  • One day you'll be just a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.
  • The great Western disease is, ‘I'll be happy when… When I get the money. When I get a BMW. When I get this job.’ Well, the reality is, you never get to when. The only way to find happiness is to understand that happiness is not out there. It's in here. And happiness is not next week. It's now ~ Marshall Goldsmith
  • You can close your eyes to the things you do not want to see, but you cannot close your heart to the things you do not want to feel ~ Johnny Depp
  • If you truly Love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere ~ Vincent Van Gogh
  • Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile ~ Franklin P Jones
  • Be the change you wish to see in the world ~ Gandhi
  • Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity ~ Mark Twain
  • No-one has ever become poor by giving ~ Anne Frank
  • Always be yourself. Never try to hide who you are. The only shame is to have shame. Always stand up for what you believe in. Always question what other people tell you. Never regret the past. It's a waste of time. There's a reason for everything. Every mistake, every moment of weakness, every terrible thing that has happened to you. Grow from it. The only way you can ever get the respect of others is when you show them that you respect yourself, and most importantly, do your thing and never apologise for being you.
  • If you are depressed, you are living in the past...If you are anxious, you are living in the future... If you are at peace, you are living in the present ~ Author Unknown
  • The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any ~ Alice Walker
  • The most wasted day is that in which we have not laughed.
  • Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
  • Riches are not from worldly goods, but from a contented mind ~ Mohammed
  • Everything you don’t like in others is your unseen faults being reflected back onto you. - Yehuda Berg
  • Procrastination is another form of resistance ~ Louise Hay
  • If you care too much about what other people think, you will always be their prisoner.
  • Never look down on someone unless you are picking them up.
  • You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration ~ James Allen
  • If the grass is greener on the other side, water your own lawn.
  • As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way ~ Mary Anne Radmacher
  • You don't drown by falling in the water, you drown by staying in there.
  • Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. Let it go ~ Felice Dunas
  • Don't make a permanent decision for your temporary emotion.
  • Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it ~ Rumi
  • Fear is a prison. Love is the exit.
  • Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you ~ Dr Wayne Dyer
  • In mathematics, two angles that are said to coincide fit together perfectly. The word coincidence does not describe luck or mistakes. It describes that which fits together perfectly ~ Dr Wayne Dyer
  • Youth is what embraces unknown changes with courage and zeal. We get old when we begin to fear the very things that kept us young. How willing are you to get out of the comfort zone today and do something daring? Today is for loving, laughing and living. 
  • Wisdom arrives when you know to correct yourself and not others. 
  • Don't expect your friends to be perfect, they may be just perfect as they are.
  • Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
  • You'll never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete ~ Buckminster Fuller
  • If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work ~ Kahlil Gibran
  • Drop the thought that you cannot affect the future. Tell yourself that the future is not coming TO you, it is coming THROUGH you. The change that is coming to you is that change that you place in your future with the thoughts, words, and actions of today ~ Neale Donald Walsh
  • Most people are searching for happiness outside of themselves. That’s a fundamental mistake. Happiness is something that you are, and it comes from the way that you think ~ Dr Wayne Dyer
  • Joy and sorrow are inseparable. . . together they come and when one sits alone with you . . . remember that the other is asleep upon your bed ~ Kahlil Gibran
  • "Piglet: How do you spell Love? Pooh: You don’t spell it. You feel it" ~ AA Milne
  • You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something in your life ~ Winston Churchill
  • You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him ~ James D Miles
  • Treat people as if they are what they ought to be, and you can help them become what they are capable of becoming ~ Johann von Goethe
  • Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you ~ Jean-Paul Sartre 
  • Our eyes are placed in front because it is more important to look ahead than to look behind
  • I don't have to attend every argument I'm invited to ~ Leilockheart-Tumblr
  • Learning is not compulsory...neither is survival ~ W Edwards Deming
  • If you don't think every day is a good day, just try missing one ~ Garrett Robert
  • A person who asks a questions might be a fool for five minutes, but a person who doesn't ask is a fool forever
  • Sometimes the majority only means that all the fools are on the same side
  • It's not where you start - it's where you finish that counts ~ Zig Ziglar
  • The doors of wisdom are never shut ~ Ben Franklin
  • When things go wrong, don't go with them 
  • Success is getting up one more time
  • Our words reveal our thoughts; our manners mirror our self-esteem; our actions reflect our character; our habits predict the future ~ William Arthur Ward
  • Regardless of your lot in life, you can build something beautiful on it ~ Zig Ziglar
  • Life is what's coming - not what was ~ Leilockheart-Tumblr
  • Look for opportunities - not guarantees ~ Leilockheart-Tumblr
  • Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase ~ Martin Luther King
  • He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he, himself, must pass ~ Lord Herbert
  • If you don't start, it's certain you won't arrive ~ Leilockheart-Tumblr
  • Life's precious moments don't have value unless they are shared ~ Leilockheart-Tumblr
  • People cry not because they're weak; it's because they've been strong for too long
  • You can never make the same mistake twice - the second time you make it's not a mistake, it's a choice ~ Unknown
  • The best way to escape your problem is to solve it ~ Leilockheart-Tumblr
  • The biggest lie on the planet: "When I get what I want, I will be happy"
  • When your ship comes in - make sure you are willing to unload it
  • Success stops when you do ~ Leilockheart-Tumblr
  • Whatever you are willing to put up with, is exactly what you will have
  • Others can stop you temporarily, but only you can do it permanently
  • Most people will be about as happy as they decide to be
  • No-one can ruin your day without your permission
  • I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love ~ Mother Teresa
  • I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear ~ Nelson Mandela
  • Eighty percent of life's satisfaction comes from meaningful relationships ~ Brian Tracy
  • You cannot always control what goes on outside, but you can always control what goes on inside ~ Dr Wayne Dyer 
  • If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change :-)
  • Research has shown that a simple act of kindness directed toward another improves the functioning of the immune system and stimulates the production of serotonin in both the recipient of the kindness and the person extending the kindness. Kindness extended, received, or observed beneficially impacts the physical health and feelings of everyone involved! ~ Dr Wayne Dyer
  • Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you ~ Wayne Dyer
  • You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level ~ Eckhart Tolle
  • Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into ~ Wayne Dyer
  • People take different roads seeking fulfillment & happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost ~ Dalai Lama
  • The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them ~ Thomas Merton
  • Often, you don't know what you can do until you do it; what you can be until you become it; or what you can have until you have it. Begin ~ Mike Dooley
  • How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world ~ Anne Frank
  • The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives ~ William James
  • Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude ~ Denis Waitley
  • Be yourself; everyone else is already taken ~ Oscar Wilde
  • You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent them from nesting in your hair ~ Swedish proverb
  • Do something wonderful: people may imitate it ~ Albert Schweitzer
  • Grant yourself permission to have all that life has to offer, and you will discover it has more to offer than you've ever imagined ~ Neale Donald Walsch
  • And then the day came when the risk to remain in a tight bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom ~ Khalil Gibran
  • Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind ~Dr Seuss
  • Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
  • Most people are willing to change, not because they see the light, but because they fear the darkness.
  • What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals ~ Zig Ziglar
  • Remember to enjoy the little things because someday you will look back and realize they were the big things.
  • We need to get serious about not taking ourselves seriously.
  • There is no such thing as "right" or "wrong". There are only consequences.
  • Prayer is you talking to God. Intuition is God talking to you.
  • Accept what you are today, do not condemn what you were yesterday and do not dismiss what you could become tomorrow. 
  • The desire to be "better than" will choke off the desire to simply be ~ Unknown
  • Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact ~ George Eliot
  • I have concluded the secret to happiness is narrowing the gap between where you are at, and where you think you should be ~ Unknown
  • There are two ways of spreading light - to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it ~ Edith Wharton
  • The highest form of ignorance is to reject something you know nothing about ~ Dr Wayne W Dyer
  • Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day ~ Dalai Lama
  • 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
  • If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give ~ George MacDonald
  • Life isn't about waiting for the storm to be over, it's about learning to dance in the rain ~ Unknown
  • I am worth loving. I do not have to earn love. I am lovable because I exist. Others reflect the love I have for myself ~ Louise L Hay
  • Gratitude creates positive emotions, which in turn attract more positivity. So get your circle of positivity flowing and be grateful - every breath we take is a complete gift ~ The Power of Now
  • Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one ~ Albert Einstein
  • What other people think of you is none of your business ~ Unknown
  • Never once did the Sun say to the Earth…You owe me. Look what a love like that could do…it lights up the whole earth ~ Hafiz (12th Century)
  • My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness ~ Dalai Lama
  • Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it ~ Mark Twain
  • However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do if you do not act upon them? ~ Buddha
  • If I do not go within, I go without ~ Neale Donald Walsh
  • Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of someone else ~ Judy Garland
  • Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear ~ Ambrose Redmoon
  • If you begin by loving the moment you are in right now, you'll find it easy to love other moments, and even the ones you might have thought difficult or not worth paying attention to, will have their own gift ~ John Tarrant 
  • Every time you choose love over fear you are opening the door to miracles ~ Angel Guidance
  • I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best ~ Marilyn Monroe
  • It is said that if you want to know what you were doing in the past, look at your body now; if you want to know what will happen to you in the future, look at what your mind is doing now ~ Dalai Lama
  • The cost of failure is experience, but the cost for not trying is your soul ~ Christopher Wingate
  • In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down ~ Brian Weir
  • If you judge people you have no time to love them ~ thanks to Jane Louise Phibbs
  • A man who says a thing cannot be done is quite apt to be interrupted by some idiot doing it ~ Elbert Hubbard
  • People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily ~ Zig Ziglar
  • Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder… ~ Thoreau
  • You're never alone when you've found yourself ~ Unknown
  • We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give ~ Sir Winston Churchill
  • The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary ~James Wattie
  • The roads to [god] are as many as human beings, as many as the breath of the children of man ~Irina Tweedie (a Sufi saying)
  • Life only demands from you the strength you possess ~ Unknown
  • Keep your face to the sun, then you cannot see the shadows ~ Helen Keller
  • Mother is the name for [god]; written in the hearts and on the lips of all children ~ Unknown
  • The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise, we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them ~ Thomas Merton
  • We fear that which we do not understand ~ Unknown
  • To avoid criticism; Do nothing, say nothing, be nothing ~ Unknown
  • Better to light a small candle than to curse the darkness ~ old Chinese proverb
  • No-one can make us feel inferior without our consent ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Love is not about the amount of flowers they bring you, it's the amount of times they show you they'll never leave ~ Unknown
  • The Tao does nothing...but leaves nothing un-done ~ Tao Te Ching book
  • Everything I need comes to me and everything I need to know is revealed to me ~ Louise L Hay
  • Miracles are simply a change in perception ~ A Course in Miracles
  • The time will come when you will ask, "In what fields did I sow seeds to deserve so very, very much?" Remember then that the whole sowing-seeds-cause-and-effect concept was just a myth, because you were born deserving ~ Unknown
  • The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything ~ E J Phelps
  • Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your precious life? ~ Mary Oliver
  • Because those who matter...don't mind... and those who mind...don't matter ~ Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr Seuss)
  • We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used to create them ~ Albert Einstein
  • If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them ~ Henry David Thoreau
  • Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly ~ Lanston Hughes
  • The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  • The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up ~ Paul Valery 
  • If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up some place else ~ Yogi Berra
  • When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us ~ Helen Keller
  • There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you ~ David Burns, Intimate Connections