Day 347 Question 347:
What quotes have you read that have inspired you? Quotes you hope will inspire others?
I spend a lot of time thinking. That should come as no surprise. Sometimes I feel like I should be doing something but I can’t always pinpoint what that thing is. I admit to being scared of the unknown sometimes and scared of my life falling apart in one mere moment. When I feel that way though I MUST remind myself of everything that life has given me and the strength that I have inside to overcome. I know to a lot of people that just sounds cheesy but if I have learned anything over this past year it is that what you believe you are you are. I wanted happiness so desperately and for so long I focused on the anxiety and all of the negative so I was unable to ever find that happiness. Once I slapped myself around for a while and forced myself to start telling myself as often as I can every second, every minute and every hour of everyday how beautiful and smart and worthy I am, the world became a completely different place. I finally started to see myself and I started to realize that even though I do care about what other people think, it is what I think that is most important. This past year I buried myself in books and I asked a lot of questions…..I learned until I grew so tired that the only thing I could do was sleep and even then I believe my dreams were teaching me something. I believe in life people need inspiration….they need a reminder of their value and their potential. I ache to hear other people’s stories….I want to hear about what they fear and what makes them sad….I want to hear about they struggles they overcame and the goals they reached.
I must read quotes every day that inspire me…whether I find them in the most random of places or hunt them up. Words of truth and words of encouragement are what (I believe) everyone needs in their lives. I share these quotes with you:
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot
“All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle
“An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” – M.K. Gandhi
”Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ‘em.” – William Shakespeare
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
”You must be the change you want to see in the world.” – M.K. Gandhi
”Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.” – Roy Goodman
”We see things not as they are, but as we are.” – H. M. Tomlinson
”I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.” – Winston Churchill
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill
“Don’t go through life, grow through life.” – Eric Butterworth
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How’s this for a quote? “When we don’t allow ourselves to hope, we don’t allow ourselves to have purpose. Without purpose is without meaning. Life is dark, we’ve no light within us and we are living just to die.” This is from Dean Kootz’ book, ” From the corner of his eye.”
Yes, yes, yes, yes and yessssss!
great post. quotes are fantastic and sometimes we come across them just at the time we need them most.
My favourites are:
“Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it” (from Anne of Green Gables)
“Whenever God closes a door, somewhere he opens a window” (from Sound of Music)
“People are always blaming circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want. And if they can’t find them, make them.” (from Mrs Warren’s Profession by George Bernard Shaw)
Those truly are inspiring quotes. Thank you for sharing them. 🙂
One of my favorite quotes is;
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
Thanks for sharing yours!
“If we could see the miracle of a single flower, our whole life would change.”