The Inspriational Thread

I pulled all of the inspirational quotes that I’ve posted so far, together. Starting the list off is the few new ones that I found over the weekend and promised to share with you.

Joe Joe, would you be willing to copy your lovely post from this weekend (about the journey and the valley) and post it on this thread as well? And of course, the purpose of opening this thread up here is to encourage contributions from all of you either in the form of favourite quotes or you own personal inspirational sharing.

“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are”
Joseph Campbell

“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You must do the things you think you cannot do”
Eleanor Roosevelt

“Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still”
Chinese proverb

“Live can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards”
Soren Aabye Kierkegaard

"I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time."
~Anna Freud

“The difficulty in life is the choice”
George Moore

“The best way out is always through”
Robert Frost

"One of the secrets of life is learning to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks."
~Jack Penn

"You are the only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life."
~Les Brown

"Success is not a doorway, it's a staircase."
~Dottie Walters

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Get out of your own way” Drew Smiley

"Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward."
~Vernon Law

"The best way to predict your future is to create it."

"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."
~John Wooden

"There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them."
~Phyllis Bottome

"Our character, basically is a composite of our habits – sow a thought, reap an action, sow an action, reap a habit, sow a habit, reap a character, sow a character, reap a destiny."
Stephen Covery

"We can go through life cursing the darkness, or we can simply light a candle."...unknown

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than the things you did.”
- Mark Twain

”Nine requisites for contented living:

Health enough to make work a pleasure.

Wealth enough to support your needs.

Strength enough to battle with difficulties and overcome them.

Grace enough to confess your sins and forsake them.

Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished.

Charity enough to see some good in your neighbor.

Love enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others.

Faith enough to make real the things of God.

Hope enough to remove anxious fears concerning the future.”
- Johann von Goethe

”Faith is the only known cure for fear.”
- Lena K. Sadler

”Faith is to believe what we do not see;
the reward of this faith is to see what we believe.”
- Saint Augustine

”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

"What is life but the angle of vision? A man is measured by the angle at which he looks at objects."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A life spent making mistakes is not only most honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing."
- Unknown

"If you don't run your own life, somebody else will."
- John Atkinson


I picked up these two quotes from a humour website called Bromely Health Management. Enjoy!

"A specially formulated diet designed to help you cope with the stress that builds up during the day!

1 x grapefruit
1 x wholemeal toast
1 x cup skimmed milk
small portion lean, steamed chicken with a cup of spinach
1 x cup herbal tea
1 x chocolate hobnob
the rest of the biscuits in the packet
1 x Hagen Daas Ice Cream with choc-chip topping
1 x family pack Jaffa cakes
4 x bottles wine (red or white)
2 x loaves garlic bread
1 x large Supreme Pizza
3 x Snickers bars. (subs***utions may be made e.g. Mars, Kit Kat - but it must be 3 bars, no more, no less as the balance of the diet may be affected).
whole frozen Sarah Lee cheesecake (eaten directly from freezer".

[This is by no means meant to offend anyone with an eating disorder. Rather, to humorously point out, how many people use food to soothe stress. Isn't it the truth!]

At age 4 success is ... not peeing in your pants
At age 12 success is ... having friends.
At age 16 success is ... having a driver's license.
At age 20 success is ... having sex.
At age 35 success is ... having money.
At age 50 success is ... having money.
At age 60 success is ... having sex.
At age 70 success is ... having a driver's license.
At age 75 success is .... having friends.
At age 80 success is ... not peeing in your pants”

Your Life

”Your life is a sacred journey and it is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your visions of what is possible, stretching your soul, learning to see clearly and deeply, listening to your intuition, taking courageous risks, embracing challenges at every step along the way…You are on the path… exactly where you are meant to be right now…and from here, you can only go forward, shaping your life story into a magnificent tale of triumph, of healing, of courage, beauty, wisdom, power, dignity and love.”
C.J. Adams

“You’re only as successful as your ability to cope with failure”

“Victory Belongs to the Most Persevering”|

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