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    Inspirational Quotes and Inspiring Quotes

    A life without purpose is a languid, drifting thing; Every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves: This day let me

    make a sound beginning, for what we have hitherto done is naught!-- Thomas A. Kempis

    A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.-- Mark Twain

    Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn't know that so it goes on flying anyway.

    -- Mary Kay Ash

    All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.

    -- Henry David Thoreau

    Anyone can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but i t requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend's success.-- Oscar Wilde

    As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you

    otherwise might.-- Marian Anderson

    Beauty, truth, friendship, love, creation these are the great values of life. We can't prove them, or explain them, yet they are the

    most stable things in our lives.

    -- Jesse Herman Holmes

    Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.

    -- Phillips Brooks

    Dont limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What

    you believe, remember, you can achieve.

    -- Mary Kay Ash

    Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting

    to be born.-- Dr. Dale Turner

    Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play thecards in order to win the game.

    -- Voltaire

    Enthusiasm is the best protection in any situation. Wholeheartedness is contagious. Give yourself, if you wish to get others.

    -- David Seabury

    Everyone who has ever taken a shower has had an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off, and does somethingabout it that makes a difference.

    -- Nolan Bushnell

    Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see the beauty, believe in them

    and try to follow where they lead.-- Louisa May Alcott

    Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

    -- Will Rogers

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

    -- Margaret B. Runbeck

    Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.

    -- Leon J. Suenes

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    I can honestly say that I was never affected by the question of the success of an undertaking. If I felt it was the right thing to do, Iwas for it regardless of the possible outcome.

    -- Golda Meir

    I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite

    certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.

    -- Agatha Christie

    I think the key is for women not to set any limits.-- Martina Navratilova

    I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship.

    -- Louisa May Alcott

    I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on ourcircumstances.

    -- Martha Washington

    If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.

    -- Margaret Fuller

    If you have made mistakes...there is always another chance for you...you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this

    thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down.

    -- Mary Pickford

    If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears.

    -- Glenn Clark

    If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.

    -- Jonathan Winters

    In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong; honor that; try to imitate it, and your faults will drop off likedead leaves when their time comes.

    -- John Ruskin

    Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes; and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.

    -- James Anthony Froude

    It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly.-- Mabel Newcomber

    It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.

    -- Seneca

    It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, "Always do what you are afraid to do.

    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

    -- George Bernard Shaw

    Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many

    beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point.

    -- Harold B. Melchart

    Many of our fears are ti ssue paper thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them.

    -- Brendan Francis

    No pleasure philosophy, no sensuality, no place nor power, no material success can for a moment give such inner satisfaction as

    the sense of living for good purposes, for maintenance of integrity, for the preservation of self-approval.

    -- Minot Simons

    Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.

    -- Mary Shelley

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    Nothing is predestined: The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.-- Ralph Blum

    Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.

    -- Oscar Wilde

    Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth.

    -- Julie Andrews

    Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up

    somebody.

    -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has manynot on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.

    -- Charles Dickens

    Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration.

    -- Evan Esar

    The abundant life does not come to those who have had a lot of obstacles removed from their path by others. It develops from

    within and is rooted in strong mental and moral fiber.

    -- William Mather Lewis

    The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not

    feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.-- Aristotle

    The best portion of a good man's life is the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.

    -- William Wordsworth

    The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.

    -- Elbert Hubbard

    The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small

    manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.

    -- Mark Twain

    The three great essentials to achieving anything worthwhile are; first, hard work, second, stick-to-it-iveness, and third, common

    sense.-- Thomas Edison

    We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. Theworld is all gates, all opportunities.

    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising

    which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.

    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

    You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when. You can only decide how you're going to live now.

    -- Joan Baez

    You must learn day by day, year by year, to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the

    more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about, the more you have left when anything happens.-- Ethel Barrymore