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Inspirational Quotes About Life

Updated on March 27, 2011

The Perfect Quotation Can Make Your Day.

This is a compilation of quotations I find inspiring. Not only do they ring with truth, but they serve as reminders for what I expect, deserve, and appreciate from life.

I like to send fitting quotations to a great friend of mine (he really seems to enjoy it and it spurs great conversations between us). I've chosen the following quotations from the list I've sent him.

"The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves." -Helen Keller

"The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." -Winston Churchill

"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going." -Unknown

"What reason weaves, by passion is undone." -Alexander Pope

"Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society. The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute." -G.B. Stern

"Celebrate we will, because life is short but sweet for certain." -Dave Matthews Band

"Know the true value of time; snatch, seize and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness...never put off till tomorrow what you can do today." -Lord Chesterfield

"When things go wrong, don't go with them." -Elvis Presley

"No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow." -Alice Walker

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

"Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness." -Anonymous

"If there is no struggle, there is no progress." -Frederick Douglass

"With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity." -Keshavan Nair

"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising everytime we fail." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I am not discouraged because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward." -Thomas Alva Edison

What have you said or read that's worth repeating?

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      7 years ago

      Loved that quote and the beautiful phorgotaphy. I stopped over from Xanthe's course to say hello. You have a beautiful blog. I'm looking forward to seeing your final video. Peggy from PA, USA

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      11 years ago

      :] Wooooowwww. Nice.

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      Merle Ann Johnson 

      12 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Wherever there is a human being there is an opportunety for kindness..Love it my sweet angel...G-Ma :o) hugs

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      Merle Ann Johnson 

      12 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      I like this one...Know the value of time; snatch seize and enjoy every moment of it. No Idleness. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.....Lord chesterfield...and saying I Love you ! sweetie...G-Ma :o) hugs

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      12 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      I like what you wrote about having conversations regarding the quotes you send. Reminds me of me! :) Today as I go through work, sorting things out, I am struck with the quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson "Today,Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising everytime we fail."

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      12 years ago

      I've been collecting quotes for many years & these are a few of my favourite..."We are told never to cross a bridge until we come to it, but this world is owned by men who have 'crossed bridges' in their imagination far ahead of the crowd."~ Anon ~"No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings."~ William Blake ~"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."~ Les Brown ~

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      12 years ago

      sorry Elvis... We love your music and your style for dance

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      12 years ago

      A great collection of quotes.

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      Rob Jundt 

      12 years ago from Midwest USA

      Thank you for this wonderful group of quotes. My favorite is the one from F. Douglas regarding struggle. Nice work.

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      13 years ago

      Inspiring words!

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      Barry Rutherford 

      13 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Some are rich than nothing have some with a well-lined purse are yet poor...

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      13 years ago from France

      Very inspiring, I loved it!!

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      Stacie Naczelnik 

      13 years ago from Seattle

      I like the Elvis one too! I also like to modify it to: "When things go right, do go with them."

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      Patty Inglish MS 

      13 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      Another of my favorites is the motto from my school - "When you reach the top of the Mountain, climb higher!" It is also an Asian proverb.

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      Patty Inglish MS 

      13 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      I like this one best from your list -- "When things go wrong, don't go with them." -Elvis Presley


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