Inspirational Quotes, Inspirational Quotes For Difficult Times

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“Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can:
all of them make me laugh.”
W. H. Auden

“Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”
Franz Kafka

“Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify,
Henry David Thoreau

“May I never miss a sunset or a rainbow because I am looking down.”
Sara June Parker

“If I have learnt anything, it is that life forms no logical patterns. It is haphazard and full of beauties which I try to catch as they fly by, for who knows whether any of them will ever return?”
Margot Fonteyn

“Failure is nature’s plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.”
Napoleon Hill

“A bend in the road is not the end of the road…unless you fail to make the turn.”
Author Unknown

“Goodness is the only investment that never fails.”
Henry David Thoreau

“Time sets the stage; fate writes the script; but only we may choose our character.”
Liam Thomas Ryder

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.”
Kurt Vonnegut

“Life has got a habit of not standing hitched. You got to ride it like you find it. You got to change with it. If a day goes by that don’t change some of your old notions for new ones, that is just about like trying to milk a dead cow.”
Woody Guthrie

“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.”
Anne Frank

“Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.”
Dalai Lama

“There are two ways to spread happiness; either be the light who shines it or be the mirror who reflects it.”
Edith Wharton

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

“Some people grumble because roses have thorns; I am thankful that the thorns have roses.”
Alphonse Karr

“A desk is a dangerous place from which to watch the world.”
John le Carre

“Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die, but long after we are gone be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistence.”
Daniel Hudson Burnham

“The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn.”
David Russell

“There are countless ways of achieving greatness, but any road to achieving one’s maximum potential must be built on a bedrock of respect for the individual, a commitment to excellence, and a rejection of mediocrity.”
Buck Rodgers

“A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes

“If you can’t be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.”
Jerry Seinfeld

“The human brain is unique in that it is the only container of which it can be said that the more you put into it, the more it will hold.”
Glenn Doman

“Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you’re not really losing it. You’re just passing it on to someone else.”
Mitch Albom

“Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be.”
Clementine Paddleford

“You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.”
Clay P. Bedford

“Remember, people will judge you by your actions, notyour intentions. You may have a heart of gold — but so
does a hard-boiled egg.”

“Learning is like rowing upstream: not to advance is to drop back.”
Chinese Proverb

“A man who limits his interests, limits his life.”
Vincent Price

“All the woulda-coulda-shouldas layin’ in the sun, talkin’ ’bout the things they woulda-coulda-shoulda done… But all those woulda-coulda-shouldas all ranaway and hid from one little did.”
Shel Silverstein, Author

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.”
John Milton

“An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he’s in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots.”
Charles F. Kettering

“It’s all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back.”
Mick Jagger

“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.”
Etty Hillesum

“Our lives improve only when we take chances — and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.”
Walter Anderson

“People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.”
Abigail Van Buren

“If time be of all things most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality, since lost time is never found again; and what we call time enough always proves little enough.”
Benjamin Franklin

“The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with
one’s sympathy the gloom of somebody else.”
Arnold Bennett

“We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves.”
Lynn Hall

“Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

“Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.”
Erica Jong

“Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.”
Mary Tyler Moore

“If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed.”
Chinese Proverb

“That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.”
William J.H. Boetcker

“While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.”
Benjamin Franklin

“Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for ’tis better to be alone than in bad company.”
George Washington

“So many fail because they don’t get started – they don’t go. They don’t overcome inertia. They don’t begin.”
W. Clement Stone

“What is a great love of books? It is something like a personal introduction to the great and good men of all past times. Books, it is true, are silent as you see them on their shelves; but, silent as they are, when I enter a library I feel as if almost the dead were present, and I know if I put questions to these books they will answer me with all the faithfulness and fullness which has been left in them by the great men who have left the books with us.”
John Bright

“Of course, I want to be number one. But being happy and healthy is the most important thing.”
Venus Williams

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”
Beverly Sills

“Even if the hopes you started out with are dashed, hope has to be maintained.”
Seamus Heaney

“A bend in the road is not the end of the road… unless you fail to make the turn.”
Author Unknown

“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt

“We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results.”
Herman Melville

“To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.”
Elbert Hubbard

“The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself — the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us — that’s where it’s at.”
Jesse Owens

“Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you can’t get more time.”
Jim Rohn

“It’s not enough to be busy… the question is: what are we busy about?”
Henry David Thoreau

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
Harold R. McAlindon

“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
Mark Twain

“May you live all the days of your life.”
Jonathan Swift

“Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then… do something. Don’t just stand there, make it happen.”
Lee Iacocca

“If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.”
George F. Burns

“If you aren’t fired up with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.”
Vince Lombardi

“An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.”
Bill Bernbach

“What do you first do when you learn to swim? You make mistakes, do you not? And what happens? You make other mistakes, and when you have made all the mistakes you possibly can without drowning – and some of them many times over – what do you find? That you can swim? Well – life is just the same as learning to swim! Do not be afraid of making mistakes, for there is no other way of learning how to live!”
Alfred Adler

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.”
Albert Einstein

“Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.”
Alan Alda

“Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.”
Doug Larson

“Beware of undertaking too much at the start. Be content with quite a little. Allow for accidents. Allow for human nature, especially your own.”
Arnold Bennett

“I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.”
Harold S. Kushner

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone

“The measure of achievement is not winning awards. It’s doing something that you appreciate, something you believe is worthwhile. I think of my strawberry souffle. I did that at least twenty-eight times before I finally conquered it.”
Julia Child

“We are not in a position in which we have nothing to work with. We already have capacities, talents, direction, missions, callings.”
Abraham Maslow

“Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.”
George Eliot

“We must not believe the many, who say that only free people ought to be educated, but we should rather believe the philosophers who say that only the educated are free.”

“I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship.”
Pietro Aretino

“Do not look to the ground for your next step; greatness lies with those who look to the horizon.”
Norwegian Proverb

“The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought,this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium.”
Norbet Platt

“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

“The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.”
Michel de Montaigne

“A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be.”
Abraham Maslow

“Once children learn how to learn, nothing is going to narrow their mind.”
Marva Collins

“Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do, but how much love we put in that action.”
Mother Teresa

“Determine never to be idle… It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.”
Thomas Jefferson

“In these days, a man who says a thing cannot be done is quite apt to be interrupted by some idiot doing it.”
Elbert Hubbard

“Today is not yesterday: we ourselves change; how can our works and thoughts, if they are always to be the fittest, continue always the same? Change indeed is painful; yet ever needful; and if Memory have its force and worth, so also has Hope.”
Thomas Carlyle

“I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.”

“Language is the dress of thought; every time you talk your mind is on parade.”
Dr Samuel Johnson

“Eating words has never given me indigestion.”
Winston Churchill

“Chronic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment. If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of =behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrongdoing. Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean.”
Aldous Leonard Huxley

“The way to succeed is to double your error rate.”
Thomas J. Watson

“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

As much as we need a prosperous economy, we also need a prosperity of kindness and decency.
Caroline Kennedy

“Growing old is nothing more than mind over matter; If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”

“Most success springs from an obstacle or failure. I became a cartoonist largely because I failed in my goal of becoming a successful executive.
Scott Adams

“Always fall in with what you’re asked to accept. Take what is given, and make it over your way. My aim in life has always been to hold my own with whatever’s going. Not against: with.”
Robert Frost

“Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us.”
Orison Swett Marden

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