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Quotes that Inspire Us

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Be True to Yourself

The most important thing is to be whatever you are without shame. ~Rod Steiger

Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Find your true path. It is so easy to become someone we don not want to be, without even realizing it is happening. ~Bernie Siegel, MD

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. ~Dr. Seuss

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform. ~Theodore H. White

People spend a lifetime searching for happiness, looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within. ~Ramona L. Anderson

Follow Your Dreams

If you can imagine it you can create it. If you can dream it, you can become it. ~William Arthur Ward

Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Two roads diverged in a wood and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. ~Robert Frost

Many of our fears are tissue-paper-thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them. ~Brendan Francis

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations. ~Charles Swindoll

If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. ~Soren Kierkegaard

A loving heart is the truest wisdom. – Charles Dickens

Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself. ~Oprah Winfrey

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited, imagination encircles the world. ~Albert Einstein

How wrong it is for women to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than set out to create it herself. ~Anais Nin

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better. ~Pauline R. Kezer

The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. ~Vince Lombardi

The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen. ~Frank Lloyd Wright

What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible. ~Theodore Roethke

Luck is when opportunity knocks and you answer. ~Anonymous

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler. ~Henry David Thoreau

Magic has often been thought of us the art of making dreams come true; the art of realizing visions. Yet before we can bring birth to the vision we have to see it. ~Starhawk

Your own words are the bricks and mortar of the dreams you want to realize. Your words are the greatest power you have. The words you choose and the use establish the life you experience. ~Sonia Croquette

Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities. ~Sue Ebaugh

Magic has often been thought of us the art of making dreams come true; the art of realizing visions. Yet before we can bring birth to the vision we have to see it. ~Starhawk

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. ~Henry David Thoreau

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Dream is not a revelation. If a dream affords the dreamer some light on himself, it is not the person with closed eyes who makes the discovery but the person with open eyes lucid enough to fit thoughts together. Dream- a scintillating mirage surrounded by shadows- is essentially poetry. ~Michel Leiris

Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing. ~John Locke

You see things; and you say “Why?” But I dream things that never were; and I say “Why not?” ~George Bernard Shaw

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. ~Henry David Thoreau

Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them. ~John Updike

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore – dream. ~Mark Twain

Dreams do not vanish, so long as people do not abandon them. ~Phantom F. Harlock

You may say I’m a dreamer. But I’m not the only one. ~John Lennon

I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it. ~Garrison Keillor

Leadership

Change is created by those whose imaginations are greater than their circumstances. ~Unknown

The conventional definition of “management” is getting work done through people, but real management is developing people through work. ~Agha Hasan Abedi

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. ~Winston Churchill

Peace

Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one’s thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.  ~Goethe

We can never obtain peace in the world if we neglect the inner world and don’t make peace with ourselves. World peace must develop out of inner peace.  ~The Dalai Lama

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

It’s not really about money. It’s about being centered. Money is kind of a symbol of how you are in your life and how you’re going to be centered. ~Joan Cusack

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. ~Buddha

I learned that the interior of life was as rewarding as the exterior of life, and that my richest moments occurred when I was absolutely still. ~Richard Bode

Being centered is very similar to being focused, BUT it’s not quite the same thing. Being focused is concentrating your energies and thoughts in one direction. ~Stanley Bronstein

Peace of mind is not a goal I need achieve. It’s a place inside I never want to leave. Close my eyes, I still my thoughts and then I say I will choose to live in peace today.  ~Robert Alan

A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe.  ~Wayne Dyer

Without peace of mind, life is just a shadow of its possibilities. ~Jean Borysenko

Looking for peace is like looking for a turtle with a mustache: you won’t be able to find it. But when your heart is ready, peace will come looking for you.  ~Ajahn Chah

If there is light in the soul, there will be beauty in the person. If there is beauty in the person, there will be harmony in the house. If there is harmony in the house, there will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.  ~Chinese Proverb

We need to meditate on what is peaceful. Once we have ‘filled up’ in this way, we once again have an abundance of love to send out into the world. ~Jean Shinoda Bolen

The soul, like the body, lives by what it feeds on. ~Josiah Gilbert Holland

When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us. When our community is in a state of peace, it can share that peace with neighboring communities. ~The Dalai Lama

Acquire inner peace and a multitude will find their salvation near you.  ~Catherine de Hueck Doherty

If you get the inside right, the outside will take care of itself.    ~Eckhart Tolle

The task we must set for ourselves is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity.  ~Erich Fromm

Only by having faith in ourselves can we be faithful to others.  ~Erich Fromm

There is only one journey—going inside yourself.   ~Rainer Maria Rilke

Real peace is not in power, money, or weapons, but in deep inner peace. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

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