There are many quotes that I have come across over the years that resonate with me for one reason or another. I thought I would share them.

“People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered: Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives: Be kind anyway. If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies: Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank people will try to cheat you: Be honest anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight: Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous of you: Be happy anyway. The good you do today, will often be forgotten by tomorrow: Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough: Give your best anyway. You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.” ~Mother Teresa

  • “You were not given a good life or a bad life. You were given Life. It’s up to you to make it good or bad.” ~Ward Foley
  • “The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and how he treats people who can’t fight back.” ~Abigail Van Buren
  • “Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are, it solely relies on what you think.”  ~Buddha


  • “Life consists not in holding good cards – but in playing those you hold very well.”  ~J. Billings
  • “You give but little when you give of your possessions. it is when you give of yourself that you truly give” ~Kahil Gibran
  • “Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.” ~Will Rogers

  • “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” ~Indian philosopher, Sri Chinmoy Ghose.”
  • Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right.” ~Henry Ford
  • When you judge  someone else, it doesn’t define who they are, it defines who you are.”  ~Unknown
  • “Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” ~Mark Twain
  • “Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.”  ~Emmanuel Swedenborg
  • “When someone tells me “no,” it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them.”  ~Karen E. Quinones Miller


  • “Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us.” ~John N. Mitchell
  • You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “If you want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.” ~Mother Teresa
  • “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”  ~William Shakespeare
  • “If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.” ~Dalai Lama
  • “Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one” ~Bruce Lee

  • “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.” ~Confucius
  • Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you need is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. ~Oprah
  • “My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is within you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.” ~Helen Hayes
  • “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” ~Martin Luther King Jr.
  • “Needing less makes you just as rich as having more.” ~Ralph Marston
  • “In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.” ~ Michael Jackson

  • “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” ~Helen Keller
  • “Respect and honor the values you hold by expressing those values with the way you live. Be true in each action to your highest vision.” ~Ralph Marston
  • “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” ~Michael Jordan
  • “People who consider themselves victims of their circumstances will always remain victims unless they develop a greater vision for their lives.” ~Stedman Graham
  • “The biggest and strongest message is that whatever it is that you’re called to do – do it. Do it regardless of whatever accolades you may receive or whatever opportunities may come your way. If it’s a true conviction, then it will continue within you, whether you exercise it professionally or you do it recreationally. When you do what you are meant to do, it’s not about the money. It’s about the sacrifice and the dedication that you put in.” ~Maxwell
  • “Be the change you want to see in the world.” ~Gandhi

  • “If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging” ~Will Rogers
  • “The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions, and not our circumstances.” ~Martha Washington
  • “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” ~Dalai Lama
  • “If you can go through life without experiencing pain you probably haven’t been born yet.” ~ Neil Simon
  • “A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” ~Bruce Lee
  • “Needing less makes you just as rich as having more.” ~Ralph Marston
  • “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
  • “In the darkest times, the inner light of sincere and caring people shines its brightest.”  ~Silawn Lewis
  • “Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.” ~Will Rogers
  • “No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.” ~Lupita Nyong’o (quote from 2014 Oscar speech, accepting award for Best Supporting Actress.

more to come…

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  1. More quotes to come. If you find inspiration from any of the above quotes, please share.

    Also, if you have any favorite inspirational quotes, please feel free to post them on this page. Thank you!

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