Inspirational Quotes About Life

I love inspirational quotes about life.  Why?  Because life has become an important thing for me. I have chosen to live a life of inspiration by choosing to find ways to inspire me. I know making this hub is one of them. I bask in the words that give me hope, that brings me to a new level of awareness, that gives me another perspective so I can ponder and reflect where I am now.

May these beautiful collection of inspirational quotes about life truly inspire you. Enjoy!



“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”-- Albert Einstein

“To live in this single moment, this lightest breath, this softest touch, to be captured by this smallest, this briefest space of time, to be fully present, alive, consumed in this instant alone, this is truly living.”--Jill Pendley

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." --Melody Beattie

“Life is a long lesson in humility.”-- James M. Barrie

“The secret of a good life is to have the right loyalties and hold them in the right scale of values.”-- Norman Thomas

“Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.”-- Danny Kaye

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”-- Oprah Winfrey

“Life appears to be too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrong.”--Charlotte Bronte

“Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.”-- Buddha

“I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.”—Maya Angelou

“The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.”-- Zeno

"Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards." -- Soren Kierkegaard

“There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.”—Deepak Chopra

“I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can't truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.”—Zig Ziglar

“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”-- Winston Churchill

“Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.”-- John Lennon

"The most valuable thing I have learned from life is to regret nothing" --Somerset Maugham

"Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them." --Dalai Lama

"When the act of reflection takes place in the mind, when we look at ourselves in the light of thought, we discover that our life is embosomed in beauty."--Ralph Waldo Emerson

"...where we entirely miss the obvious-that is, that we are all trying to decipher life's big mysteries, and we're each following our own paths of enlightenment." -- Dan Brown

"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring."--Oscar Wilde

"As soon as you look at the world through an ideology you are finished. No reality fits an ideology. Life is beyond that. That is why people are always searching for a meaning to life… Meaning is only found when you go beyond meaning. Life only makes sense when you perceive it as mystery and it makes no sense to the conceptualizing mind."--Anthony de Mello

"There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle." -- Deepak Chopra

"Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive - the risk to be alive and express what we really are."--Don Miguel Ruiz

"The great end of life is not knowledge but action."-- Thomas H. Huxley

"There is a family of us who have this yearning for a kind of excellence that we can manifest every day of our lives, a family who wants to believe we're not pawns, we're not victims on this planet, that knows we have the power within us here and now to change the world we see around us!"--Richard Bach

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” --Ralph Waldo Emerson

"And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others". --Marianne Williamson

“Our lives is a series of defining moments, strung together by passing time. Surrender fully to this moment, because it is not the moment itself that defines us, but how we choose to live in it.”--Jill Pendley

"With courage and confidence, let our lives confirm the highest and best qualities we know we have. And, with that, we can avoid the need to prove those qualities to anyone. Like putting together the ingredients of a cake -- if you put together love, courage and tenderness, you will get a great life -- every time." Laura Teresa Marquez

"My turning point was my pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. It was then that I, who had dedicated most of my life to penetrate the 'secrets' of the universe, realized that there are no secrets. Life is and will always be a mystery."--Paulo Coelho

"So this world, I think, and an indefinite number of other worlds of our creation, are also -- we're here for fun; we're here for learning; we're here for rembering who we are, and who we are, are expressions of life so absolutely linked with the life that is, always was, always will be."--Richard Bach

"When you live your life with an appreciation of coincidences and their meanings, you connect with the underlying field of infinite possibilities."—Deepak Chopra

"When you are in the final days of your life, what will you want? Will you hug that college degree in the walnut frame? Will you ask to be carried to the garage so you can sit in your car? Will you find comfort in rereading your financial statement? Of course not. What will matter then will be people. If relationships will matter most then, shouldn't they matter most now?" — Max Lucado

"Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure."-- Oprah Winfrey

"Life is a promise; fulfill it". Mother Teresa

As I end this collection of inspirational quotes about life with Mother Teresa's quote, I couldn't help but feel so great and hopeful and optimistic and wanting to go out into the world and be a better person. I know there will be difficult days when I would rather sulk and pout and be depressed. But I have made a choice to be happy. And one of the things that will make me happy is doing the things I love so I can be more of me...life's most beautiful gift.

That is my challenge. And it will be a joy to fullfill life's promise. And my dear friend, wherever you are now and whatever you are doing and whoever you are becoming, I wish you a life of love, meaning and joy.

Love and light be upon you.

Michelle Simtoco




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Comments 89 comments

Jmell 7 years ago

Thank you! I'm sure tons of us need these reminders!


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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America

You're finding so many I have never heard, it's refreshing.


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compu-smart 7 years ago from London UK

Hi Ripplemaker, this hab has inspired me just like you always do!:)

PS, You have answers..ish! at your birthday hub:D


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Jmell, nice to see you again :-)


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Patty, refreshing sounds cool! :-) Thanks for the comment.

Hi compu-smart, hahahaha, thanks! I already visited your birthday hub on May 5. You refuse Dottie her request? LOL


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cashmere 7 years ago from India

Dalai Lama really hit upon the purpose of life. Lovely pics.


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Michelle

Life is beautiful despite whatever's happening around us. And these quotes paint the picture quite nicely. Keep sharing and shining :D


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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Einstein's quote about life being a miracle is my absolute favorite one; I use it as part of my signature in some forums.

And when are you going to write a book? I mean sister, you know how to put inspirational works together very well. :)


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA

It was really hard to choose just one quote that inspires me from your list of quotes because I really love them all!   I love inspirational quotes and when I saw the title of this hub, I said Yipeeee... but ya know, I really loved reading about your own personal challenge in the way you wrapped it all up!  Now that inspired me. Good job!

 


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi cashmere, the Dalai Lama is a wise man. And you are wise to learn from him. :-)

Hi Cris, it is beautiful with people like you around to share it with. :-)


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi VioletSun, I was just teary eyed a few minutes ago as I recognized love. It's funny when that happens in the most unexpected of moments and it inspired me a lot. So as I read all your comments and yours, it made me teary eyed again. I guess life is beautiful now that I have found joy within me. As for the book, I had to smile. Do you know you are the one person who has been asking for that book for the longest time now. Hahaha And I love you for that! :-) I promise when the hubchallenge is done. I am going to work on it. Much love to you my dear Marie. Hugs...


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi my dear sis dottie, I confess your really know how to make me feel good all over. It just makes me want to keep on being a better person. I thank you for that endlessly. :-) Well, we are the same...I loved all these quotes too. And now I can just come here for a visit and read this hub whenever I need them. Hahaha Cool! Thanks dear angel dottie, I'll be visiting your hub in awhile! See you! Hugs...


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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Michelle: Hahaha, didn't realize its me who has been asking you the longest, but yup, it sounds like me; when I see potential, I can't seem to let go. LOL! Now, I also have to follow my own advice and write my book. :)


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trish1048 7 years ago

This part is my favorite "to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”

Thanks for sharing.


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

VioletSun, it does feel good being asked so keep asking! Hahaha And more so when you say I have potential...that inspires me! I just have to tell you that is the effect on me. Yes, you should write your book too! Maybe we can set deadlines for each other and help prompt each other. LOL :-) Thanks for making me smile.

Hi Trish, thanks for visiting and picking the quote that inspired you! Love and light... :-)


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funride 7 years ago from Portugal

I don´t know if it was you or those quotes... but I´m feeling invigorated now. Thanks ;)


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hey funride, I am smiling as you are visiting my hubs. I have missed you and very happy to see you here. :-) That inspires me too. Many many thanks! Hugs... You take care... Regards to the princesses in your life. :-)


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall

To laugh often and much, is a grand phylosophy to have.


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cobraski 7 years ago from Maryland

An enjoyable read! Thanks


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carmelpup 7 years ago from nickihippie@gmail.com

thanks for the positive insight, we could all use some inspiration!


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Hawkesdream, yes that is beautiful. :-) I like that philosophy.

Hi cobraski, glad you enjoyed this life quotes. :-)

Hi carmelpup, that we do. :-)


Kate Flye 7 years ago

Our life is what we choose to make it, and I live it to the fullest that I can! Great selection of quotes ripplemaker you're an inspiration yourself!


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dashingclaire 7 years ago from United States

What a wonderful idea!


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Kate and dashingclaire, many thanks. To an inspiring life! :-)


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines

I didn't realize you also have a "quotes" hub until I saw the related hubs when I published "make me a picture, write me a line" 2 weeks ago. We even have some similar quotes cited. This is great!


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Jill: I have many quotes hub LOL I love quotes and get inspired collecting and reading and reflecting...I know you know what I mean. :-) Great to see you here!


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hilltrekker 7 years ago

I loved reading this hub. Thanks for posting so many wonderful quotes.

Tiny lives that inspire

http://boddunan.com/component/content/article/51-G...


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Thanks hilltrekker. I like those words..tiny lives that inspire..on my way to check that site. :-)


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Rainbow World 7 years ago

I am greatly inspired by the many good hubs here.


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Rainbow World, go paint a rainbow today in someone's life. Thanks for dropping by.


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Uzdawi 7 years ago

I love the last quote down the comment section it reminds me when i was traveling in denmark, i must ask you 1 thing it is off the topic, but did you now that Hans Christian Anderson was always carinng a rope...He is one of my idols..

You forgot one of my favorite quotes: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for life.


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Oh he did? Why? That sounds intriguing. :) Thanks for sharing your favorite quote Uzdawi.


antoinette 7 years ago

dont judge a book by its cover


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nikki1 7 years ago

I love this hub. Filled with happiness =D


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

nikki: You are a lover of quotes, I can see. Thanks for visiting my quote hubs. :)


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pinkhawk 7 years ago from Pearl of the Orient

Great quotes! thank you for sharing! :)..it boost my energy...


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sheryld30 7 years ago from California

Absolutely Beautiful~ And inspiring!! :)


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Mike Dennis 7 years ago

wonderful quotes and photos too. Enjoyed very much. so inspirational.


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BetterLife 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

This is a beautiful hubpage -- the pictures, graphics, quotes are all beautifully done -- and very inspiring. Thanks for sharing your experience and perceptions.


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Da-dio 6 years ago

My heart sinks when I hear someone - especially a young person - say "I have no life" or something equally sad. I feel compelled to help them see how beautiful life can be.


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Pink Hawk, sheryl, Mike, Better Life, Dadio: Thank you for your inspiring comments. It is wonderful to be reminded how beautiful life can be and it is doubly great when it shared too. :) Thanks!


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PillarComfortenya 6 years ago

Waoooooooo! that was an awesome one. It sent extra life into my life. Regards.


townart 6 years ago

Wonderful collection...many I've never come across before. I especially liked the one from Oscar Wilde about keeping love in your heart.


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Pillar and townart, blessings and love to you and your life. :)


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jerrydel44 6 years ago

so wise from one who is so young. Really enjoyed. God Bless.


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada

Michelle,

I can always count on you for a light and refreshing outlook on life. Thank you.

Peace.

Beth


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Jerry and Beth, thank you for your presence in my life by being here with me today...to remember and acknowledge the beauty of all that is! :)


Trisha 6 years ago

I know I don't know you, but thank you for adding something positive to my life from your example and from your words. You are a light to many.


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Trisha, you just brightened my day! Thank you! Thank you for taking the time to light someone's life--mine! Blessings and peace... :)


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

Some beautiful lovely sentiments here! The warmth is shining out of this Hub! I could heat my apartment with this Hub! LOL! Ripplemaker, you make a difference!


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy

Inspiration is always needed, and in these hard times more than ever. You've written a much needed hub.


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Cheeky Girl and Hypnodude, inspiration given and received is a blessing. Life is beautiful as you both are. Thanks!


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docrehab 6 years ago from MIAMI, FL

Nice article!


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Kristie91 6 years ago

good collection(:

my favorite quote is "don't be threatened by people smarter than you. Compromise everything but your core values. Seek to renew yourself even when you're hitting home runs. And everything matters." Howard Schultz.


scheng1 6 years ago

I love that "regret nothing" quote. It's a waste of time to regret, since we cannot change the past.


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Lou C 6 years ago

Thanks so much for sharing your inspirational quotes. Quotes are very much a part of my life. I use them all the time and integrate them in my art and photography. So many of the quotes you chose, I had never seen before. This was a beautifully written hub.

I just published my first inspirational piece, please feel free to check it out. http://hubpages.com/health/dementia-patient...


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Creaminizer23 6 years ago from New York, Usa

What an inspiring hub! I have been touched by what you have written.

Congrats! Your hub has been included in my compilation of the most inspiring hub in the whole hubiverse.


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Thanks guys for all the comments.

Lou, I will read your hub when I get back tonight... :)

Creaminizer, I will read this hub you have written...thank you for this great honor! :)


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umybaby 6 years ago

This is inspiring I like this hub.


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d luck 6 years ago

i like dance in the rain pict. so cute.


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katyzzz 6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

An amazing post, you are very patient ripplemaker


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Philipo 6 years ago from Nigeria

Very nice collection. Very inspirational. Very motivational. Thanks for sharing.


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GmaGoldie 6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

Awesome! Love these quotes! Thank you very much!


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Thanks for the comments. May life continue to be beautiful for you guys :)


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askjanbrass 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I really do enjoy quote collections. This is such a nice and uplifting collection of inspiring quotes. I really like the one by Emerson. Do you have a favorite?


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hehehe So many of these are my favorites. :) Thanks for dropping by. :)


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Gordon Hamilton 6 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

Wow. I think that anyone in need of any form of inspiration whatsoever would find it here. Wonderful Hub!


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Thanks Gordon. It's a joy to share inspiration. Blessings to you.


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ultimatepotential 6 years ago from India

I am truly inspired after reading these quotes. Thanks!

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qwidjib0 5 years ago from IL

Really liked your layout with the images on this one. Keep the quotes coming! :)


Hanna Hashim 5 years ago

One of the best hubs ever!


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visionandfocus 5 years ago from North York, Canada

Great quotes and I absolutely love the photo of the two little girls dancing in the rain. Thanks for sharing!


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danfresnourban 5 years ago from Fresno, CA

This is a great hub. You have compiled an extensive list of quotes. Thank you for putting in all this effort. I am inspired by your hub.


mily ghosh 5 years ago

Very sensational quotes for life. I really get enhanced


Andy 5 years ago

I am truly inspired after reading these quotes.Thank you for sharing.

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sonydhiman 5 years ago

Very nice quotes... Thanks for sharing :)


Peter 4 years ago

"That is my challenge. And it will be a joy to fullfill life's promise. And my dear friend, wherever you are now and whatever you are doing and whoever you are becoming, I wish you a life of love, meaning and joy."

This part made me cry.

I am glad I have found other people realizing how beautiful life is, and how beautiful the world will be if we realize that we are all friends in this world.

Thank you for sharing :) I truly appreciate what you had done here.


fabio 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing! Bests


Sherpa 4 years ago

I loved this page so much. Thax for sharing such an inspirational quotes. It's give me strength for life.


Lunarion 4 years ago

I'm immensely grateful to u for collecting such an inspirational quotes..Thanking you again.


diamond 4 years ago

very nice article.


Idahosa c 4 years ago

Every day in a man's life is a light forward which he tried to catch up with.


sahra alcala 4 years ago

i love all of them..............


Raziya 4 years ago

I like all the inspirational quotes... :)


Izzy509 4 years ago

Yesterday, was so bright and beautiful outside that I couldn't resist going to one of the most beautiful Parks I've ever visited to walk and enjoy it's natural beauty. Before I could get out of my vehicle, two or three cars of young guys got out of their cars, no doubt to play basket in the Parks' Gym. However, all the way to the gym, they hurled profanity at each other as if it was appropriate and acceptable public behavior. Maybe that type of behavior is becoming more and more acceptable in our society. Not just at the Park, I live in a college town, it's at Department Stores and everywhere on the college campus. Michele, a hub like yours is like minty fresh mouthwash to 'bad mouthed society'. Your selection of inspiring quotes reminded me of how we each can better our world by sharing things of beauty to others. By doing so, Michele, today my world feel bright and beautiful again. :) Thank You.


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ripplemaker 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

I thank you for sharing your experience here. Blessings to you Izzy. T0 a world that is bright and beautiful for all of us to enjoy. Love and light always... :)


hamza 4 years ago

thank you for this sugestion


Maricris 4 years ago

Thanks..it inspires me more reading your quotes!


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Julie K Henderson 16 months ago

What a fantastic collection of quotes. Well done. I especially like the one by Oscar Wilde.

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