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Make Your Heart Smile: Quotes

Updated on November 21, 2014

Make Your Heart Smile - Lovely Quotes for a Rainy Day

The wise words of others, can trigger an emotion in us, that resonates to a certain memory or time of our life. Quotes, especially lovely quotes, are little sentences we should treasure.

When we are feeling lost, down or glum - all it takes is a few simple words to make our heart lift and spirits rise. That is the power of the perfect quote. It doesn't matter if one person likes one quote, and another person doesn't. The most important thing is that if a quote speaks to YOU, and YOU like it...then treasure it. Keep it. Hold it dear.

If you're looking for a few pearls of wisdom, hopefully you can find some of that here...

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My aim for this webpage, is for it to be a playground of wisdom. I'm looking for quotes and phrases to scatter in this playpen that upon reading, can put a little smile our face. It's easy to become laden with negativity and troubling thoughts, so think of this lens as an antidote to that. My first quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson kicks things off nicely...

Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests, and mines, and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

This is another personal favourite of mine...

I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.

Walt Whitman

Rainer Maria Rilke's Lovely Quote:

"I beg you, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer" (Rainer Maria Rilke)

Franklin and Buddha know where it's at...

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.

Benjamin Franklin

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.


You. Are. Fabulous.

We are what we believe we are.

C. S. Lewis

It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.

Dalai Lama

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Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

Abraham Lincoln

Lovely Quotes - Quotable stationary...

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

Albert Einstein

When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.

Albert Einstein

Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant, filled with odd waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don't always like"

(Daniel Handler)

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.

Albert Einstein

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

Albert Einstein

In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.

Albert Einstein

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.

Albert Einstein

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined (Henry Thoreau)

We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.

Stephen Hawking

Diligence is the mother of good luck.

Benjamin Franklin

Quotable Cards - "Live With Intention"

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.


Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.


Inspirational Quotes = Inspirational Art

Marc Godfrey Sketch Blog

I've recently started a new blog. It's my Sketch Blog. You can find it here.

This is an example of the sort of work you will find on my blog. I hope you like it.

Lovely Quotes from the Dalai Lama

Let's not be narrow, nasty, and negative.

T. S. Eliot

All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Our peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains.

William Shakespeare

I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?

John Lennon

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      Marc 4 years ago from Edinburgh

      @ixodoi: Thanks Ixodoi! I often spend time here, from time to time, absorbing the lovely quotes and refreshing my mind. Take care x

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      ixodoi 4 years ago

      You have a wonderful collection here. Bookmarked foe future deeper observation.

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      anaisfraiche 5 years ago

      Thank you for this wonderful quotes. I used to have a blog called All Things Inspiring where I collected quotations, inspiring videos and stories. It's good to share all these inspiring stuff to keep our motivation/spirit up.

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      domjohnson lm 5 years ago

      I like the 3 R's in the instructions for life! If everyone followed them life would be so good! Fantastic lens, i love it! :)

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      mixmagic12 5 years ago

      reading this lens painted a smile in my face..i just simply love it!

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      Marc 5 years ago from Edinburgh

      @LisaDH: Yes, I like that one too. I also like the "you.are.fabulous" one :)

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      LisaDH 5 years ago

      Great selection of quotes. I particularly liked the one from the Buddha about holding on to anger.

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      Winter52 LM 5 years ago

      I just love quotes and often have them pinned to the bulletin board above my desk. A little reminding doesn't hurt at all!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      What wonderful quotes - definitely brought a smile to my face today!

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      Chuck Nelson 5 years ago from California

      This is a fun and interesting lens!

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      bossypants 5 years ago

      Lots of inspiration, here! I've copied a few to my list of favorite quotes. Thank you!

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      squid-pinkchic18 5 years ago

      Great quotes, they've got some truth to them!