100 Inspiring Quotes

  1. If you want to be happy, be.   – Leo Tolstoy
  2. The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.   – Mark Twain
  3. Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place.  But there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around.   – E.L. Konigsburg
  4. Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys.  If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.   – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  5. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.   – Margaret Young
  6. This is my “depressed stance”.  When you’re depressed, it makes a lot of difference how you stand.  The worst thing you can do is straighten up and hold your head high because then you’ll start to feel better.  If you’re going to get any joy out of being depressed, you’ve go to stand like this.   – Charlie Brown
  7. Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.   – Eleanor Roosevelt
  8. Jumping for joy is good exercise.
  9. One joy scatters a hundred griefs.   – Chinese proverb
  10. My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate.   – Thornton Wilder
  11. Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.   – Robert Brault
  12. Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.   – Mahatma Gandhi
  13. All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.   – Walt Disney
  14. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.   – Eleanor Roosevelt
  15. Every now and then go away and have a little relaxation.  To remain constantly at work will diminish your judgment.  Go some distance away, because work will be in perspective and a lack of harmony is more readily seen.   – Leonardo DaVinci
  16. The path involves respect for all small and subtle things.  Learn to recognize the right moment to strike the necessary attitudes.   – Manual of the Warrior of Light
  17. I say “Out” to every negative thought that comes to my mind.  No person, place, or thing has any power over me, for I am the only thinker in my mind.  I create my own reality and everyone in it.   – Louise Hay
  18. The thing that is really hard and really amazing is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.    – Anna Quindlen
  19. I am woman!  I am invincible!  I am pooped!
  20. If you’re going through hell, keep going.   – Salvador Dali
  21. Your problem is you’re too busy holding onto your unworthiness.   – Ram Dass
  22. Trust your gut.   – Barbara Walters
  23. Action is the antidote to despair.   – Joan Baez
  24. She took the lea and built her wings on the way down.
  25. You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes.  You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  You’re on your own and you know what you know.  And you are the one who’ll decide where to go.   – Dr. Seuss
  26. You had the power all along my dear.   – Glinda the Good Witch.
  27. Today is a new day.   – Chicken Little
  28. When you reach for the stars you may not quite get one, but you won’t come up with a handful of mu either.   – Leo Burnett
  29. What the caterpillar calls a tragedy, the Master calls a butterfly.   – Richard Bach
  30. Earth’s crammed with heaven.   – Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  31. Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.   – Michel de Montaigne
  32. She decided to enjoy more and endure less.
  33. I am unfolding in fulfilling ways.  Only good can come to me.  I now express health, happiness, prosperity, and peace of mind.
  34. Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all.  Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach.  Check your road and the nature of your battle.  The world you desire can be won.  It exists.  It is real.  It is possible.  It is yours.   – Ayn Rand
  35. There is a connection between self-nurturing and self-respect.   – Julia Cameron
  36. Know that joy is rarer, more difficult, and more beautiful than sadness.  Once you make this all-important discovery, you must embrace joy as a moral obligation.   – Andre Gide
  37. Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions all life is an experience.   – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  38. If the future road loom ominous or unpromising, and the road back uninviting, then we need to gather our resolve and, carrying only the necessary baggage, step off that road into another direction.   – Maya Angelou
  39. Breath in experience.   – Muriel Rukeyser
  40. Speak your mind even if your voice shakes.
  41. I rejoice in what I have and I know that fresh new experiences are always ahead.  I greet the new with open arms.  I trust life to be wonderful.   – Louise Hay
  42. Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.   – Mae West
  43. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.   – Eleanor Roosevelt
  44. Sprinkle joy.   – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  45. He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.   – Johann von Goethe
  46. She realized that she was missing a great deal by being sensible.
  47. She was kind and loving and patient…with herself.
  48. I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I’ve ended up where I needed to be.   – Douglas Adams
  49. You’ll never be sad if you remember all the good things that have happened to you.  Karolina Grekov
  50. What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger.
  51. Conquering any difficulty always gives on a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary line and adding to one’s liberty.   – Henri Frederic Amiel
  52. When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.
  53. People are crying up the rich and variegated plumage of the peacock, and he is himself blushing at the sight of his ugly feet.   – Sa’Di
  54. When the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, it may be that they take better care of it there.   – Cecil Selig
  55. A strong woman understands that the gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection.  She values and uses all of her gifts.   – Nancy Rathburn
  56. Everything you do prepares you for the next thing.   – John Abel
  57. It’s hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.   – Sally Kempton
  58. There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself.   – Lemony Snicket
  59. A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at her   – David Brinkley
  60. Never grow a wishbone where your backbone ought to be.   – Clementine Paddleford
  61. I begin now, today, to open myself to ever-increasing prosperity.   – Louise Hay
  62. Seize the moment.  Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert.   – Erma Bombeck
  63. Anything you are good at contributes to happiness.  – Bertrand Russell
  64. The only way to save our dreams is by being generous with ourselves.   – The Pilgramage
  65. Never miss an opportunity to see anything that is beautiful.   – Janet Hobson
  66. There is plenty for everyone, including me.   – Louise Hay
  67. I focus my energy on my true intentions.  I will not be distracted by noise, chatter, or setbacks.  Patience, commitment, grace, and purpose will guide me.   – Louise Hay
  68. A strong woman understands the importance of creating space for personal well-being, spiritual nourishment, and regeneration in order to maintain her authenticity, especially when the universe whacks her with its two-by-four and hands her days when it takes a great deal of courage just to show up.   – Laura Folse
  69. Strength means recognizing that it is impossible to be strong all the time.   – Sally Franser
  70. Just go out there and do what you’ve got to do.   – Martina Navratilova
  71. You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.   – Mary Tyler Moore
  72. I breathe in the fullness and richness of life.  I observe with joy as life abundantly supports me and supplies me with more good than I can imagine.   – Louise Hay
  73. Keep breathing.   – Sophie Tucker
  74. Dwell in possibility.   – Emily Dickinson
  75. Improve your spare moments and they will become the brightest gems in your life.   – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  76. While you are upon the earth, enjoy the good things that are here.   – John Selden
  77. Women really do rule the world.  They just haven’t figured it out yet.  When they do, and they will, we’re all in big trouble.   – Dr. Leon
  78. It’s okay to be fat.  So you’re fat.  Just be fat and shut up about it.   – Roseanne
  79. I accept myself and create peace in my mind and heart.  I now choose to free myself from all destructive fears and doubts.  I am loved and I am safe.   – Louise Hay
  80. Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes.
  81. Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.   – Will Rogers
  82. She went out on a limb, had it break off behind her, and discovered she could fly.
  83. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you have imagined.   – Henry David Thoreau
  84. Nothing we learn in this world is ever wasted.   – Eleanor Roosevelt
  85. It doesn’t happen all at once.  You become.  It takes a long time.   – Margery Williams
  86. Nearly every glamorous, wealthy, successful career woman you might envy now started out as some kind of schlep.   – Helen Gurley Brown
  87. The future is here.  It’s just not evenly distributed.   – William Gibson
  88. As soon as people decide to confront a problem, they realize that they are far more capable than they thought they were.   – The Zahir
  89. She discovered that she was the one she’d been waiting for.
  90. Being strong means rejoicing in who you are, complete with imperfections.   – Margaret Woodhouse
  91. Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.   – John Lennon
  92. Happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.   – Roy Goodman
  93. Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.
  94. The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow but the rainbow won’t wait while you do the work.
  95. One of the greatest weaknesses in most of us is our lack of faith in ourselves.   – L. Tom Perry
  96. Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.
  97. The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.   – Hans Hofmann
  98. Success is a lousy teacher.  It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.   – Bill Gates
  99. Never grow a wishbone where your backbone ought to be.   – Dorothy Parker
  100. Joy is what happens when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.   – Marianne Williamson
  101. The joy of a spirit is the measure of its power.   – Ninon de l’Enclos
  102. Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path to joy.   – Sarah Ban Breathnach
  103. There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.   – Christopher Morley

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