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Inspirational One-Line Quotes

Updated on December 14, 2014

Inspirational One-Line Quotes

I've compiled some of the best and the finest short inspirational quotes to inspire and motivate the like-minded souls. Use these great quotes as a thought for the day, a quote of the day, or just as plain inspirational messages. For example:

  • "Some men see things as they are and ask 'why?'; I dare to dream of things that never were and ask 'why not?'"—George Bernard Shaw
  • "You will never win if you never begin."—Helen Rowland

It is not always possible to find the energy and motivation from within. But this article can help you find that motivation with these quotes about a range of inspirational life-topics, such as the future, love, friendship, and more.

Enjoy!

Short Inspirational Quotes

  • "Let's roll."—Todd Beamer
  • "I think, therefore, I am."—Descartes
  • "I am, that I am." —The Bible
  • "What's done is done." —William Shakespeare
  • "Earth laughs in flowers." —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "I have a dream."—Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • "Attack in all directions!"—Nathan Bedford Forrest
  • "Sweat saves blood."—Ervin Rommel
  • "No day but today."—Jonathan Larson
  • "Carpe diem (seize the day)."—Horace, 23 BC
  • "Touch has a memory."—John Keats
  • "Attitude is everything."—Charles Swindoll
  • "Whatever happens, take responsibility."—Tony Robbins
  • "Eureka!"—Archimedes
  • "Know thyself."—Socrates
  • "Hope springs eternal."—Alexander Pope
  • "Love is blind."—William Shakespeare
  • "Love conquers all."—Virgil
  • "Live with passion."—Anthony Robbins
  • "Do it now!"—Napoleon Hill
  • "The buck stops here."—Harry Truman
  • "Never, never, never give up."—Winston Churchill

Quotes About Life

  • "The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want."—Ben Stein
  • "Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about."—Oscar Wilde
  • "Life is a long lesson in humility."—James M Barrie
  • "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."—John Lennon
  • "The secret of a good life is to have the right loyalties and hold them in the right scale of values."—Norman Thomas
  • "The purpose of life is to fight maturity."—Dick Werthimer
  • "Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious."—Brendan Gill
  • "Life is a sexually transmitted disease."—R.D. Laing
  • "We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give."—Sir Winston Churchill
  • "Life is an unbroken succession of false situations."—Thornton Wilder
  • "Life is something that everyone should try at least once."—Henry J. Tillman
  • "Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering—and it's all over much too soon."—Woody Allen
  • "Enjoy your life without comparing it to others."—Condobcet
  • "The truth is more important than the facts."—Frank Lloyd Wright
  • "I don't care what is written about me as long as it isn't true."—Katherine Hepburn
  • "The most important thing is not to stop questioning."—Albert Einstein
  • "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly."—Robert F. Kennedy
  • "Thinking will not overcome fear but action will."—W. Clement Stone
  • "The most wasted of all days is one without laughter."—ee Cummings
  • "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored."—Aldous Huxley
  • "A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others."—Ayn Rand
  • "If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm."—Vince Lombardi
  • "Only the gentle are ever really strong."—James Dean
  • "If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything."—Mark Twain

Character

Short Quotes About Spirtuality

  • "The word spiritual, not the word religious, is the key."—Clarence Clemons
  • "Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact."—Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "In my songs, the sex is all subliminal. It's subliminal, spiritual."—Ziggy Marley
  • "When you have a spiritual foundation, you look at poverty differently then."—Dennis Banks
  • "Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force."—Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • "Sanctified afflictions are spiritual promotions."—Matthew Henry
  • "Love in its essence is spiritual fire."—Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  • "What happens is that people who are very religious but who are not in touch with reality cannot be spiritual."—Keith Miller
  • "Poetry for me is as much a spiritual practice as sexual ecstasy is."—James Broughton
  • "Yoga has reinforced and grounded my own spiritual beliefs."—Christy Turlington
  • "There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind."—Annie Dillard
  • "We can hear the silent voice of the spiritual universe within our own hearts."—Ruth St. Denis
  • "Art is spiritual."—John Cusack
  • "Greatness is a spiritual condition."—Matthew Arnold
  • "The spiritual is the parent of the practical."—Thomas Carlyle
  • "Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life."—Ludwig van Beethoven

Best Movie Quotes of All Time

  • ". . .Bond. James Bond."—Sean Connery, Dr. No (1962)
  • "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine."—Humphrey Bogart, Casablanca (1942)
  • "Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men."—Mae West, I'm No Angel (1933)
  • "I'll be back."—Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Terminator (1984)
  • "Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable?"—Jean Harlow, Hell's Angels (1930)
  • "My mama always said, 'Life was like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're gonna get.'"—Tom Hanks, Forrest Gump (1994)
  • "I could dance with you till the cows come home. On second thought, I'd rather dance with the cows when you came home."—Groucho Marx, Duck Soup (1933)
  • "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn!"—Clark Gable, Gone With the Wind (1939)
  • "You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? Well, who the hell else are you talkin' to? You talkin' to me? Well, I'm the only one here. Who the f--k do you think you're talkin' to?"—Robert De Niro, Taxi Driver (1976)
  • "Gimme a whiskey, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby."—Greta Garbo, Anna Christie (1930)

Classic Quotes

  • "Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow."—Alice Mackenzie Swaim
  • "Fantastic things happen—to the way we feel, to the way we make other people feel. All this simply by using positive words."—Professor Leo F Buscaglia
  • "As one person, I cannot change the world, but I can change the world of one person."—Paul Shane Spear
  • "We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are."—Anais Nin
  • "If you don't know where you are going you will probably end up somewhere else."—Laurence Peter
  • "I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."—Thomas Jefferson
  • "You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth."—Shira Tehrani
  • "The greatest revenge is to accomplish what others say you cannot do."—Anonymous
  • "All glory comes from daring to begin."—Eugene F. Ware
  • "I'd rather be optimistic and a fool, than pessimistic and right."—Anonymous
  • "Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless."—Mother Theresa
  • "The reason many people don't see things in the right perspective is that they are always looking for an angle."—Anonymous
  • "Leave the past, engage the present, create the future."—Julio Melara
  • "Confidence comes not from always being right, but from not feeling being wrong."—Peter McIntyre
  • "If you change nothing, nothing changes."—Dr. Joyce
  • "No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."—Charles Dickens
  • "You might as well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself."—Napoleon Hill
  • "Once you say you are going to settle for second, that's what happens to you in life."—John F Kennedy
  • "The power to move the world is in the subconscious mind."—William James
  • "Our aspirations are our responsibilities."—Robert Browning
  • "A goal is a dream with a deadline."—Napoleon Hill
  • "Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs."—Henry Ford
  • "You need to make a commitment, and once you make it, then life will give you some answers."—Les Brown
  • "Once you have a clear picture of your priorities—that, is values, goals, and high leverage activities - organize around them."—Stephen Covey
  • "High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation."—Jack and Garry Kinder
  • "A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals."—Larry Bird
  • "This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything."—Scott Reed
  • "Action springs not from though, but from readiness for responsibility."—Dietrich Bonhoffer
  • "A good plan today is better than a great plan tomorrow."—George S. Patton
  • "Knowing what to do is very, very different than actually doing it."—Seth Godin
  • "The end result of wisdom is good deeds."—Babylonian Talmud
  • "When you realize there is nothing lacking... the whole world belongs to you."—Lao Tzu
  • "Sometimes you just have to jump and grow your wings on the way down."—Les Brown
  • "It is better to err on the side of daring than the side of caution."—Alvin Toffler
  • "First, say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do."—Epictetus
  • "Life does not happen to us, it happens from uss"—Mike Wickett
  • "When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile."—Anonymous
  • "Your life is magnificent not because someone says it is, but because you choose to see it as such."—Ralph Marston

Character building begins in our infancy, and continues until death.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

Oft-Repeated (But Still Inspirational) Quotes

  • "To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom."—Bertrand Russell
  • "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."—Eleanor Roosevelt
  • "A mistake is only a mistake if you don't learn from it."—Anonymous
  • "There is none so blind as those who will not listen."—William Slater
  • "Do not walk behind me, I may not lead. Do not walk in front of me, I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend."—Anonymous
  • "Difficulty is not an obstacle, it is merely an attribute."—Wal Sakaluk
  • "It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit."—Harry Truman
  • "A person who graduated yesterday and stops studying today is uneducated tomorrow."—Anonymous
  • "A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline."—Harvey Mackay
  • "Don't let yesterday take up too much of today."—Will Rogers
  • "Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful."—Samuel Johnson
  • "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail."—Benjamin Franklin
  • "The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity; the optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty."—Winstom Churchill
  • "Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success."—Henry Ford
  • "Happiness is not a station to arrive at, but a manner of traveling."—Margaret Lee Runbeck
  • "Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change."—Jim Rohn
  • "Men willingly believe what they wish."—Julius Caesar
  • "Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others."—Buddha
  • "Strive for excellence, not perfection."—H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  • "Failing to plan is planning to fail."—Allen Lakein
  • "Plan you work and work your plan."—Napoleon Hill
  • "The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen."—Lee Iacocca
  • "Make your vocation into vacation and you will not have to work a single day."—Nicholas Lore
  • "The more you can dream the more you can do."—Michael Korda
  • "Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, he can achieve."—Napoleon Hill
  • "We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it."—Donald Curtis
  • "The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck."—Anthony Robbins
  • "Vision is the art of seeing the invisible."—Jonathan Swift
  • "Winners make it happen; Losers let it happen."—Leonard Lavin

Quotes About General Love

  • "To love one's self is the beginning of a lifelong romance."—Oscar Wilde
  • "The love we give away is the only love we keep."—Elbert Hubbard
  • "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched; they must be felt with the heart."—Helen Keller
  • "True love begins when nothing is looked for in return."—Antoine De Saint-Exupery
  • "Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame."—Henry David Thoreau
  • "A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love."—Mother Teresa
  • "The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge."—Bertrand Russell
  • "Love stretches your heart and makes you big inside."—Margaret Walker
  • "We can only learn to love by loving."—Iris Murdoch
  • "Love is a medicine for the sickness of the world; a prescription often given, too rarely taken."—Karl Menninger
  • "By love, serve one another."—The Bible
  • "Who so loves, believes the impossible."—Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • "Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination."—Voltaire
  • "We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end."—Benjamin Disreli
  • "Love until it hurts. Real love is always painful and hurts; then it is real and pure."—Mother Teresa
  • "Men always want to be a woman's first love—women like to be a man's last romance."—Oscar Wilde
  • "Everything is clearer when you're in love."—John Lennon
  • "At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet."—Plato
  • "Love is like war; easy to begin but very hard to stop."—Henry Louis Mencken
  • "I can live without money, but I cannot live without love."—Judy Garland
  • "Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye."—Jackson Brown Jr.
  • "When I saw you I fell in love. And you smiled because you knew."—Arrigo Boito
  • "Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever."—Anonymous
  • "This is my commandment, that ye love one another."—Jesus Christ
  • "A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge."—Thomas Carlyle

Quotes About Romantic Love

  • "When love is not madness, it is not love."—Pedro Calderon de la Barca
  • "Come live in my heart and pay no rent."—Samuel Lover
  • "Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired."—Robert Frost
  • "Ah me! love can not be cured by herbs."—Ovid
  • "Only from the heart can you touch the sky."—Jalaluddin Rumi
  • "The simple lack of her is more to me than others' presence."—Edward Thomas
  • "We loved with a love that was more than love."—Edgar Allan Poe
  • "Who, being loved, is poor?"—Oscar Wilde
  • "He is not a lover who does not love forever."—Euripides
  • "Love me and the world is mine."—David Reed
  • "Her lips on his could tell him better than all her stumbling words."—Margaret Mitchell
  • "I could walk forever and a mile with one beautiful girl."—A.C. Van Cherub
  • "There are two sorts of romantics: those who love, and those who love the adventure of loving."—Lesley Blanch
  • "We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity—romantic love and gunpowder."—Andre Maurois
  • "The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule."—Anita Brookner
  • "Real love stories never have endings."—Richard Bach

Quotes About the Future

  • "Plan for the future, because that is where you are going to spend the rest of your life."—Mark Twain
  • "The future depends on what we do in the present."—Mahatma Gandhi
  • "I never think of the future. It comes soon enough."—Albert Einstein
  • "The best way to predict the future is to create it."—Peter Drucker
  • "The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."—C.S. Lewis
  • "The future is as bright as the promises of God."—William Carey
  • "The past does not equal the future."—Anthony Robbins
  • "We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future."—George Bernard Shaw
  • "Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God."—Corrie Ten Boom
  • "The future destiny of the child is always the work of the mother."—Napoleon
  • "There are certain moments when we might wish the future were built by men of the past."—Jean Rostand
  • "The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time."—Abraham Lincoln
  • "Create your future from your future, not your past."—Werner Erhard
  • "The cradle of the future is the grave of the past."—Franz Grillparzer
  • "When men speak of the future, the Gods laugh."—Chinese Proverb
  • "The future comes slowly, the present flies, and the past stands still forever."—Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
  • "My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there."—Charles F. Kettering

Courage

Quotes About Courage

  • "It takes courage to know when you ought to be afraid."—James A. Michener
  • "Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence."—Thomas Szasz
  • "Courage is found in unlikely places."—J.R.R. Tolkien
  • "Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear."—Mark Twain
  • "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."—Winston Churchill
  • "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."—Walt Disney
  • "One man with courage is a majority."—Thomas Jefferson
  • "Despair gives courage to a coward."—Thomas Fuller
  • "It takes a great deal of courage to follow another person's lead."—Bill Hybels
  • "The secret to happiness is freedom. The secret to freedom is courage."—Thucydides
  • "Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide."—Andrew Johnson
  • "A man of character in peace is a man of courage in war."—Charles Wilson
  • "Optimism is the foundation of courage."—Nicholas M. Butler
  • "Every man of courage is a man of his word."—Pierre Corneille
  • "Courage in danger is half the battle."—Titus Maccius Plautus
  • "Necessity does the work of courage."—Nicholas M. Butler
  • "Courage without conscience is a wild beast."—Robert Green Ingersoll
  • "Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit."—Baltasar Gracian
  • "The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart."—Robert Green Ingersoll
  • "Courage is grace under pressure."—Ernest Hemingway
  • "Courage follows action."—Mack R. Douglas

Sarcastic Quotes

  • "Do something productive. Stop being yourself."—Anonymous
  • "If at first you don't succeed, try something easier."—Anonymous
  • "Strange as it may seem, my life is based on a true story."—Ashleigh Brilliant
  • "Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason."—Seinfeld
  • "My opinions may have changed, but not the fact that I'm right."—Ashleigh Brilliant
  • "I'll always cherish the original misconception I had of you."—Anonymous
  • "It is not necesssary to understand things in order to argue about them."—Caron de Beaumarchais
  • "Marriage is the chief cause of divorce."—Groucho Marx
  • "He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends."—Oscar Wilde
  • "I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it."—Mark Twain
  • "When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it."—Calrence Darrow
  • "Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow."—Mark Twain
  • "I feel so miserable without you, it's almost like having you here."—Stephen Bishop
  • "I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you don't like?"—Jean Cocteau
  • "Every time I look at you, I get a fierce desire to be lonesome."—Oscar Levant
  • "I am easily satisfied with the very best."—Winston Churchill

Quotes About Friendship

  • "No road is long with good company."—Turkish Proverb
  • "A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walk out."—Walter Winchell
  • "A best friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you anyway."—Elbert Hubbard
  • "You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be."—Johann Kaspar Lavater
  • "It takes a long time to grow an old friend."—John Leonard
  • "A friend is a gift one give oneself."—Robert Louis Stevenson
  • "My best friend is the one who brings out the best of me."—Henry Ford
  • "A friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself."—Jim Morrison
  • "Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive."—Anais Nin
  • "Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light."—Helen Keller
  • "It is the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter."—Marlene Dietrich
  • "Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."—Marcel Proust
  • "Hold a true friend with both your hands."—Nigerian Proverb
  • "True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable."—Dave Tyson Gentry
  • "A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success."—Doug Larson
  • "Friends are relatives you make for yourself."—Eustache Deschamps
  • "The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart."—Elisabeth Foley

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      Jhangora LM 5 years ago

      I came, I saw, I commented :)

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      mattseefood lm 5 years ago

      HAHA! I like this :) thanks!

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      alyssa87 5 years ago

      good collection of one liners! hope to see more motivational one liners all in one lens :)

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      Linda Hahn 5 years ago from California

      @Jhangora LM: Good one.

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      BeyondRoses 5 years ago

      My quote for the day ... "In your haste to excel / do not miss the fragrance of the rose"

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      Helene-Malmsio 5 years ago

      A nice informative lens filled with inspirational one liners! I love motivational quotes, they always put a smile on my face.

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      UKGhostwriter 5 years ago

      I love it ... "red sky at night Karbul is alight"

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      kerjapartime 5 years ago

      A great lens.

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      Christine Larsen 5 years ago from South Australia

      'Think you can, or think you can't...either way, you're right' - Henry Ford.

      Love it! (Did positive thinking start here?

      Christine

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      LisaDH 5 years ago

      Very good selection of quotes. A good one I just came across is, "If you're going through hell, keep going." - Winston Churchill

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      "You're doing better than you think you are." An encouragement I receive from my sister every now and then.

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      dellgirl 5 years ago

      Congratulations on making the latest 'MonsterBoard: Level 51 terrific! Your list of lenses is pretty amazing.

      This lens is inspiring, very motivating. Thanks for sharing this. 5***** and the rest of the works! I'm a new fan.

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      Krafick 5 years ago

      We learn a lot from them.

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      masunyoananda 5 years ago

      Live and enjoy every moment that is coming to you....it's a happening...just accept it with folded hands and gratitude to Existence...............

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      OrganicMom247 5 years ago

      Very inspiring quotes. I love reading quotes. Great lens.

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      "My life is my message." Gandhi

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Nothing is so strong as gentleness

      Nothing is so gentle as real strength.....Frances De Sales

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      Christine Larsen 5 years ago from South Australia

      I have an old diary filled with quotes I have gathered along the way - SO many favourites - how to choose just one? Ah well -

      I love Henry Ford's - 'Think you can, or think you can't - either way you're right'

      Thanks for your visit and words, Charles.

      Christine

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      Stephen Carr 5 years ago from Corona, CA

      Inspiring lens! Nice job. A loving heart is the truest wisdom.

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      Patricia 5 years ago

      Dreams come true! Blessing this cool lens! I love the quotes on it!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      "In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity" Albert Einstein

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      sukkran trichy 5 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one. ~Khalil Gibran.

      very interesting page. ~blessed~

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      ChrisDay LM 5 years ago

      The only constant is change.

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      Liz Mackay 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Whatsoever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.... and the God of peace will be with you.

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      GrowWear 5 years ago

      A fellow quotations fan, I see. :) My current favorite: A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. --Lao Tzu

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very motivational and witty one line quotes- difficult to say it all in few words but well worth.

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      don2fuentes 5 years ago

      this could help in some situations. Very nice. "If you change nothing, nothing changes"... :D

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      "May your troubles be less and your blessing be more and nothing but happiness come through your door." My mom quoting an Irish quote.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

      Every day in every aspect I try to make some progress:)

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      AuthorNormaBudden 5 years ago

      You've shared some very motivational quotes, indeed. I can only imagine the time you have put into creating this lens.

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      darciefrench lm 5 years ago

      "It's better to laugh while you're crying, than to cry while you're crying" ~ Jokinghorse

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      Tarra99 5 years ago

      So many to share...one I liked I heard when my kids were little was "kids with dirty faces make the best friends" ...ha ha

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Fun and interesting! Great lens! Thanks for sharing.

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      Heidi 5 years ago from Benson, IL

      "Sometimes you feel like a nut. And sometimes you don't."

      LOL.

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      pyramidsphinx 5 years ago

      Fun and inspirational

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      Chris-H LM 5 years ago

      I love these quotes! There are a number that were already favorites of mine. But there are several new gems that I have discovered thanks to your lens :p

      I really appreciate you putting these together!

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      Ezoterika 5 years ago

      Thank you for sharing these quotes!

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      vauldine 5 years ago

      One line quotes seem easier to remmeber. Thanks for sharing them

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      Bercton1 5 years ago

      Great quotes! Very inspirational! Good lens!

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      jlshernandez 5 years ago

      My favorite quote- "It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that matters."

      Thanks for this great lens and sending some sprinkle of Angeldust your way.

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      sorana lm 5 years ago

      "Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." Buddha ... Great lens!

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      Love flies over the window when hunger comes in. Who said that? thanks for dropping by.

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      EvergreenArticles 5 years ago

      Wowwww...Very impressive lens! Good job. Liked.

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      viscri8 5 years ago

      "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on." -- Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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      ShopJonquil 5 years ago

      I love these and this lens! I heard one from a friend "It takes longer to grow a tree then it does to cut it down..." Not sure where he heard it, but I like the focus on commitment from it.

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      Fiona 5 years ago from South Africa

      "You miss every shot you don't take." - Wayne Gretsky

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      mellex lm 5 years ago from Australia

      Great idea for a lens! I loved reading all the quotes :)

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      priince 5 years ago

      nice collection.. btw i would like to share something with you. i hope you like it and you will help me too. Like this facebook page and share your thoughts and quotes here.. thank you.

      http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lifeddict/1477224786...

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      poutine 5 years ago

      Wonderful lens quotes.

      Love that one right off the bat "

      "You will never win if you never begin" - Helen Rowland-

      Bookmarking this lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Oh my Goodness, this Lens is SO Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it, I had to save it to my computer for Daily use and saher it with my work companions!! We All need to read this right now, thanks for Sharing this Wonderful Lens which is Right on-time!

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      DuaneJ 5 years ago

      A very inspiring lens with some awesome one-liners to treasure!

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      whiteskyline lm 5 years ago

      When you rush, it slows you down - whiteskyline

      Good judgment comes from experience, experience comes from bad judgment.

      ~Arthur Bishop - The Mechanic

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      vanana 5 years ago

      I can't be your whole life, but I can be the most important part.

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      friendshipquotes 5 years ago

      great to read these inspirational quotes.

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      whoisbid lm 5 years ago

      Great idea for a lens. I may follow your example in the near future. Well done!

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      GrowWear 5 years ago

      Thank you for the major dose of inspiration this Monday morning. I have been seeing "Earth laughs in flowers," everywhere lately it seems. ...Sure does strike a cord. :)

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      AlleyCatLane 5 years ago

      Thoughts become things. Mike Dooley

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      Just stopping back by to leave you a blessing. :-) Appreciate the inspiration.

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      NevermoreShirts 5 years ago

      Wonderful thoughts - what a beautiful lens. :)

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      tobydavis 5 years ago

      I love what John Lennon sang, 'Whatever gets you through the night, it's alright'. :-)

      Wonderful lens! I love the way you've arranged the quotes into topics and mixed the lens up with videos and graphics. It makes for a very interesting experience, as you track down the lens. Well done!

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      peppervel 5 years ago

      wow. another wonderful quoting lens fm u.

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      2paulm 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing the one liners! :)

      Paul

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      SaintFrantic 5 years ago

      Great Lens.So many wise sayings. Thanks

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      Spikey64 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing all these quotes with us. I enjoyed reading through your lens I love reading quotes they are so inspirational.

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      Love is everything. Hate is nothing.

      Great lens, thanks for sharing, Rose

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very inspiring, great for motivating.

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      Surfer83 5 years ago

      Another great "one liner" keep it coming. =)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      my best one liner quote : "freedom means a a prison without wall"

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      Bill Armstrong 5 years ago from Valencia, California

      nice :-)

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      poutine 5 years ago

      It's easy to make a buck.

      It's a lot tougher to make a difference."

      ~Tom Brokaw

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      There came a time when the risk to remain tight

      in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to

      Blossom. ~Anas Nin

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      crstnblue 5 years ago

      "I have to believe in a world outside my own mind. I have to believe that my actions still have meaning, even if I can't remember them. I have to believe that when my eyes are closed, the world's still there. Do I believe the world's still there? Is it still out there?...Yeah. We all need mirrors to remind ourselves who we are. I'm no different...Now...Where was I?" "Memento" (2000) Leonard Shelby

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      Dancing Cowgirl Design 5 years ago from Texas

      I almost feel like I should leave a comment in one line! You certainly have rounded up everyone I have heard and many many more. Best Wishes

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      sheezie77 5 years ago

      Great lens!

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      Andy 5 years ago from London, England

      Great selection of one-liners. Here's one of my favourites:

      Why use a big word when a diminutive one will suffice?

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      blessedmomto7 5 years ago

      "Always laugh when you can, it is cheap medicine." Lord Byron.

      Great list of one-liners!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The position you find yourself in is as a results of every decision you have ever made

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      Li-Li-ThePinkBookworm 5 years ago

      "Vision is the art of seeing the invisible." - Jonathan Swift

      Great Lens

      Li Li

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      TransplantedSoul 5 years ago

      There are some priceless ones in here!

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      Zut Moon 5 years ago

      Thank you for this lens. I write lenses about inspiration and personal development and will feature this lens in one or several of those. God (however you perceive Hi./Her/it) Bless.

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      CrazyIM 5 years ago

      I have some favorite quotes. You have them all here. Excellent job.

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      squid-pinkchic18 5 years ago

      This was a really fun lens! You obviously did a lot of research here, and your hard work shows! That video is hilarious. Well done!

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      PersonnelRecruitment 5 years ago

      Way cool lens man. Love it !!!!! A +1 from me

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      JanieceTobey 5 years ago

      On the walls beside my computer, I have placed quotes that have special meaning or beauty to me. Here's one: "Beautiful thoughts build a beautiful Soul. There's always something beautiful to be experienced where ever you are." Wayne Dyer

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      Please accept my blessings as well as inclusion on my lens - Colossal Squid Stars!

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      Thrinsdream 5 years ago

      Brilliant and uplifting, thank you. With thanks and appreciation. Cathi x

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      whats4dinner 5 years ago

      Great collection of inspiring and motivating quotes.

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      jessica ruiz jo 4 years ago

      Reading those was a great way to start my day! Thanks for the inspiration!

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      danielmccarthy lm 4 years ago

      Just what I was looking for!

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      Auntie-M LM 4 years ago

      "The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings." Plato

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      Nathalie Roy 4 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      I am not 40 something, I am 39 plus taxes. I love this one since I reached 40 a couple of years ago lol.

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      PennyHowe 4 years ago

      An archeologist is the best husband any woman can have: The older she gets the more interested he is in her. Agatha Cristie(1891-1976) Thanks for sharing all these great quotes.

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      SecondHandJoe LM 4 years ago

      I love these lenses of yours- I end up spending too much time here. Thanks again for putting together such a nice bunch!

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      myraggededge 4 years ago

      "Your opinion of me is none of my business". :-)

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      Rankography 4 years ago

      Great lens -- Inspirational! Some of these are very motivational to tell yourself everyday. Blessed.

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      Millionairemomma 4 years ago

      Inspiring and uplifting, just what I needed. Thanks.

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      ryokomayuka 4 years ago from USA

      I just love one line quotes,

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      eghapamungkas 4 years ago

      the lens was a good master, I am a newbie want likeback or comments

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great lens! Now I know where to find my daily motivation...

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      antoniow 4 years ago

      Fantastic lens, I rally enjoy it here!

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      EnjoyLens 4 years ago

      Very nice lens, thank you for sharing with us! Squidlike

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Enjoyed reading some of these lines.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      All r true lines....amazing..i really enjoyed it and learn many things to read these lines

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      Hypersapien2 4 years ago from U.S.

      Love this lens and the quotes!

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      ccsonian 4 years ago

      Thanks for the quotes!

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      vegetablegardenh 4 years ago

      Nice collection, enjoyed reading them.

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      Aster56 4 years ago

      "The truth is more important than the facts." - Frank Lloyd Wright. I like reading Quotes. Its very inspiring. Thanks.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Its been a few moons since I stopped by here.

      You have added so much more delight! :)

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      bilafond lm 4 years ago

      And add a few more - I'm crazy, but I'm not stupid -Jackie Chan. And Mahatma Gandhi said I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.

      Please read with my earlier comment. I do see a Rumi quote though.

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      bilafond lm 4 years ago

      @eghapamungkas: I went to your lens there is nothing there not even your bio. I would have commented there no place to do that.

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      RadaFrancis LM 4 years ago

      "Stop thinking of what could go wrong and start thinking of what could go right" ~ Unknown

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      AngelDeanSquidoo 4 years ago

      "What's done, is done. Quotes are so true. Beautiful lens.

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      Didge 4 years ago

      thank you for sharing! ! !

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Hiiii Gmg Madam

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      Laraine Sims 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      I enjoyed reading your lens. Here are some Irish sayings:

      A man's mouth can break his nose.

      A good name is easier lost than gained.

      Angel blessed**

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      robertclarke 4 years ago

      great quotes, one of my favourite quotes from your lens is:

      The best way to predict the future is to create it.

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      anaisfraiche 4 years ago

      "Let God be true, and every man a liar."~ the Bible. My favorite quote of all time.

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      vaigavenugopal 4 years ago

      no one can change my mind but me...great quotes..excited to read more..

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      MarcStorm LM 4 years ago

      "If you waste time, time will waste you!" - Me

      "Just Love!" - Me

      "Religion is based on Spirituality, not the other way around" - Me

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      MarcStorm LM 4 years ago

      No one knows & understands the true meaning of winning better than the loser.

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      Passionate-Squid 4 years ago

      I am inspired.

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      Wedding Mom 4 years ago

      These are great selection of quotes.

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      LynetteBell 4 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      great resource!

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      CoolFool83 4 years ago

      I really like that quote "Live with passion". It's simple but well put. Nice list!

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      Diva2Mom 4 years ago

      I love all the simple quotes you listed here; simple but powerful enough to motivate people like me who needs a lot of Positive Energy to get goin, haha. I actually got some of these inspiring quotes on my wall to help me; it's just amazing! Thanks for sharing a great selection of inspirational and motivational quotes. Great lens indeed! May God bless you, dear Charles!

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      LaurenIM 4 years ago

      I enjoy these things. Everyone needs a good inspirational quote every now and again. Thank you!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      "Some times the most spiritual thing we can do is go to sleep."

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      Laraine Sims 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.

      - Corrie ten Boom

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      XxSadieLadyxX 4 years ago

      Can I pick more then one? These are my favorite ones that I have on my Facebook (I have to admit I have a slight quote addition and have several on there):

      *Beautiful people do not just happen. The most beautiful people I have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep and loving concern.*

      *Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved. It is in the most trying times that our real character is shaped and revealed. - Helen Keller*

      *Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched and those who have tried. For only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives.*

      *We all want something in life, maybe it's respect, money, or maybe even trust - but most likely, it's to be eternally loved; which to all is one of life's biggest musts.*

      *Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which has the potential to turn a life around.*

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      What an amazing! I was just loved that.......

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      Trisha Cornelius 4 years ago from Gauteng, South Africa

      There is a you shaped hole in the universe and only you can fill it.

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      im1337mi 4 years ago

      Nice!! Thanks for sharing

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      sailor_man 4 years ago

      nice lens

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      Deborah Carr 4 years ago from Orange County, California

      These are wonderful, and inspirational quote! Love them!

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      shashikantdabral 4 years ago

      Too good

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      Tara Wojtaszek 4 years ago

      What a great selection of inspirational quotes. I especially like the Julio Melara quote 'Leave the past, engage the present, create the future'. Sometimes easier said than done but definitely great advice : )

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      CristianStan 4 years ago

      I would recommend everyone to look at this article if they want deep, and inspiration quotes, awesome lens!

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      DurgaLakshmi07 4 years ago

      awesome collection....Great lens...love it!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @poutine: Love this - must share. Thank you.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Find a Way or Make a Way

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Never Loose Hope

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My quote for today is: "Yes I Can!"- (Presiden tBarack Obama)

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      nitinvijayy 4 years ago

      Everybody is Perfect;Imperfection is an illusion.

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      rawwwwwws lm 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing, blessed.

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      J-Shephard 4 years ago

      I have to say... I found inspiration on this lens. Take care!

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      KimGiancaterino 4 years ago

      Wow ... you are my hero! In the future, I'm coming here for my quotes.

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      Miha Gasper 4 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      When the going gets tough the tough get going!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @robertclarke: we both like the same

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      applejacking 4 years ago

      Don't every think about the past because it's gone and don't worry about the futuse because it's hasn't arrived

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      pinkrenegade lm 4 years ago

      Very inspiring indeed! Thank you for sharing! Really brighten up my day!

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      MurphyOng 4 years ago

      I love this quote "No one can change my mind, but me". That is why no one can change my mind to decide that this lens is one of the most inspirational I ever come across. Thank you for sharing such wonderful stuff. : )

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      Rankography 4 years ago

      Back to bless a few of your lenses because my blessings wore off.

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      myspace9 4 years ago

      Very inspiring lens and thanks for liking and blessing my lens.

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      Gregory Moore 4 years ago from Louisville, KY

      We can all use a little daily inspiration!

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      ZenSquid 4 years ago

      Very Nice Lens! Great quotes!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Nice Lens - Merry Christmas!

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      artmarks 4 years ago

      "Do it Now!" - Napoleon Hill and "No day but today" - Jonathan Larson are the best ones. Great lens with some great quotes :)

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      spelaspela 4 years ago

      great lens,I am inspired:))) let's start to work:)))

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      ILIKEWHATIDO 4 years ago

      Inspiration is just only a spark of fire and put into action you be next inspiration...anonymous

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      paulgrossman 4 years ago

      Great lens.....A great quote by Wayne Dyer (who always makes you think): We have the choice when we wake up to say, "Good God, Morning!" or "Good Morning,God!"

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      mrknowitall54321 4 years ago

      Fantastic lens, very inspirational

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      TACTCI LM 4 years ago

      Now that's the best one-liner lens I've ever seen! :) Great job

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      cmadden 4 years ago

      "The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion."

      ~Arthur C. Clarke

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      doepkerd lm 4 years ago

      So much great stuff here. Thank you for sharing!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step....

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      Wedding Mom 4 years ago

      Very inspirational and motivating. Thanks for sharing this lens!

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      laurenrich 4 years ago

      An awesome lens. A job well done. Thanks for the inspiration and a beautiful lens.

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      opatoday 4 years ago

      TCB Taking care of business ( its an ELVIS Thing) You make a great lens!!!

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      PaulSparlin 4 years ago

      This is a great lens! Thanks for collecting this info. I'll be sure to stop by again.

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      pauly99 lm 4 years ago

      Pain is temporary, pride is forever.

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      pauly99 lm 4 years ago

      Death is certain, life is not.

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      AnxietyFreeNatually 4 years ago

      great lens

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      karenmf 4 years ago

      I enjoyed your lens. This is my favorite quote but it's more than a one-liner: "Let others lead small lives, but not you.. Let others argue over small things, but not you.. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you.. Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you.

      Jim Rohn

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      I'm not average, I will never be average. Why not? Because that is my choice.

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      OMENA777 3 years ago

      You can live life by choice or chance, be right or happy, be better or bitter.

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      JessicaLVine LM 3 years ago

      Success begins in the mind.

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      WordChipper 3 years ago

      Howard Cossell is hilarious! Thank you for that.

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      JessicaLVine LM 3 years ago

      The only way to fail is if you never start.

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      peterlegend 3 years ago

      Love your lens for inspirations. I also love the title for Nelson Mandela's book "Long walk to freedom" and the quote "Lead from the back- and let others believe they are in front"

      Thanks for sharing yours.

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      blestman lm 3 years ago

      What fun. Makes me want to plaster my wall with quotes

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