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Quotes About Inspirational

Quotes tagged as "inspirational" (showing 151-180 of 3,000)
Oriah Mountain Dreamer
“It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.
It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life's betrayals or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain!I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it or fade it, or fix it.
I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own, if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, to be realistic, to remember the limitations of being human.
It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself; if you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul; if you can be faithlessand therefore trustworthy.
I want to know if you can see beauty even when it's not pretty, every day,and if you can source your own life from its presence.
I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand on the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, “Yes!”
It doesn't interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up, after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and do what needs to be done to feed the children.
It doesn't interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me and not shrink back.
It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you, from the inside, when all else falls away.
I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.”
Oriah Mountain Dreamer

C. JoyBell C.
“Don't be afraid of your fears. They're not there to scare you. They're there to let you know that something is worth it.”
C. JoyBell C.

Stephen Hawking
“We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.”
Stephen Hawking

Gordon B. Hinckley
“Try a little harder to be a little better.”
Gordon B. Hinckley

William G.T. Shedd
“A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.”
William G.T. Shedd

Rumi
“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”
Rumi

C. JoyBell C.
“We have to allow ourselves to be loved by the people who really love us, the people who really matter. Too much of the time, we are blinded by our own pursuits of people to love us, people that don't even matter, while all that time we waste and the people who do love us have to stand on the sidewalk and watch us beg in the streets! It's time to put an end to this. It's time for us to let ourselves be loved.”
C. JoyBell C.

Charles M. Schulz
“What's the good of living if you don't try a few things?”
Charles M. Schulz

Lois McMaster Bujold
“Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.”
Lois McMaster Bujold, A Civil Campaign

Abraham Lincoln
“And in the end it is not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years.”
Abraham Lincoln

Markus Zusak
“Maybe everyone can live beyond what they're capable of.”
Markus Zusak, I Am the Messenger

Dr. Seuss
“I meant what I said and I said what I meant. An elephant's faithful one-hundred percent!”
Dr. Seuss, Horton Hatches the Egg

Rumi
“Dance, when you're broken open. Dance, if you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free.”
Rumi

P.C. Cast
“Remember, darkness does not always equate to evil, just as light does not always bring good.”
P.C. Cast, Betrayed

Kazuo Ishiguro
“There was another life that I might have had, but I am having this one.”
Kazuo Ishiguro

A.A. Milne
“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.”
A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Rumi
“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”
Rumi

Adrienne Rich
“There must be those among whom we can sit down and weep and still be counted as warriors.”
Adrienne Rich

Sarah Dessen
“Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that's what makes you strong.”
Sarah Dessen

Eckhart Tolle
“The past has no power over the present moment.”
Eckhart Tolle

Jon Krakauer
“HAPPINESS [is] ONLY REAL WHEN SHARED”
Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

Paulo Coelho
“No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn't know it.”
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Laurie Halse Anderson
“When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

Dalai Lama XIV
“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”
Dalai Lama XIV

J.K. Rowling
“Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

George Eliot
“What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?”
George Eliot

Paulo Coelho
“Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.”
Paulo Coelho, Brida

Gautama Buddha
“In the end
these things matter most:
How well did you love?
How fully did you live?
How deeply did you let go?”
Gautama Buddha

J.K. Rowling
“There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Robert Louis Stevenson
“I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.”
Robert Louis Stevenson, Essays of Robert Louis Stevenson

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