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More Inspirational Quotes

Updated on May 13, 2016

If you don't know where you are going any road will take you there.

I really enjoyed the gathering of ‘Inspirational Quotes - Mostly About Being Happy’. Here are a few more from many different sources. I hope they touch you too.

Quotations on Quotations

To be amused by what you read - that is the great spring of happy quotations. C. E. Montague

I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognised wiser than oneself. Marlene Dietrich

Nelson Mandela

For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.

Bob Dylan

May God bless and keep you always, may your wishes all come true, may you always do for others and let others do for you; may you build a ladder to the stars and climb on every rung, may you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be righteous, may you grow up to be true, may you always know the truth and see the lights surrounding you; may you always be courageous, stand upright and be strong, may you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy, may your feet always be swift, may you have a strong foundation when the winds of changes shift; may your heart always be joyful, may your song always be sung, may you stay forever young.

Leo Buscaglia

A single rose can be my garden; a single friend, my world.

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

Happiness and love are just a choice away.

The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position.

What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.

It is difficult for some people to accept that love is a choice. This seems to run counter to the generally accepted theory of romantic love which expounds that love is inborn and as such requires no more than to accept it.

Love yourself, accept yourself, forgive yourself, and be good to yourself, because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things.

Like any other living, growing thing, love requires effort to keep it healthy.

Charles M. Schulz

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.

Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, “Where have I gone wrong?”  Then a voice says to me, “This is going to take more than one night.” 


You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. Robin WIlliams

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. Vincent Van Gough

Change is not merely necessary to life, it is life. Alvin Toffler

Desire is possibility seeking expression. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying. Nancye V. Sims

Frank Zappa

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.

There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we would all love one another.

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. Anne Frank

What separates individuals is not how many times they fall, but how fast they get back up and try again. Nigel Risner

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. Kahlil Gibran

Don’t be afraid to encounter risks. It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave. Nancye V. Sims

Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up. Japanese Proverb

Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values. Ayn Rand

By living your life one day at a time, you live all the days of your life. Nancye V. Sims

Nobody who ever gave their best regretted it. George Halas

If you had an hour to live and could only make one telephone call - who would you call, what would you say, and why are you waiting?  Stephen Levine

We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are. Max Dupree

We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill

No dream is too extreme. Pinocchio

Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others. Buddha

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. Abraham Lincoln

It is not who is right but what is right, that is of importance. Thomas Huxley

Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now. Bob Dylan

I’m normally not a praying man, but if you’re up there, please save me, Superman. Homer Simpson 


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      Russ Baleson 7 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Thanks Michael. I appreciate your comments. Russ

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      michaelowen1982 7 years ago from UK

      Love it Russ. Especially...

      'Desire is possibility seeking expression. Ralph Waldo Emerson'

      Very clever!

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      steve lincoln hubber 7 years ago

      Hi People. Well, I'm a real ultimate Hubber. Cause that is my name. Steve Lincoln Hubber. Living in rural England, I sculpt and paint (check me out), that's where peace you'll find, creating light and shadow from within your cranium.

      Stay happy. Hubber the Brit.

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      Russ Baleson 8 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Hi, thanks Nikki.

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      nikki1 8 years ago

      coool :-)

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      Russ Baleson 8 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Thanks Scott, much appreciated.

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      Scott.Life 8 years ago

      Always good to read something up-lifting.

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      Russ Baleson 8 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Thanks, that's a great quote!

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      metaphysician 8 years ago

      Quotes are the fastest way to get inspired!

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      dipless 8 years ago from Manchester

      Hi really enjoyed readin this hub lots of inspirational thoughts :D Thanks

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      Russ Baleson 8 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Hi Erin, thank you! It's the weekend and I've got two of your hubs to read, looking forward to it.

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      Russ Baleson 8 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Thanks Bob, I appreciate the word, entertaining, I guess that's what we are all trying to do in some form.

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      bob enright 8 years ago from Wilkes-Barre, PA

      Great post, very inspirational...and entertaining.

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      erin boote 8 years ago from Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

      Russ, I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of quotations.. it is great and so very appreciated.. i have always loved and collected quotations, and this is a wonderful reference tool, i bookmarked your hub so i will be coming back again and again,,,,im so excited!....thanks for writing this...,

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      Russ Baleson 8 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Thanks Jodi, much appreciated.

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      Jodi Hoeksel 8 years ago

      This is great, Russ! I love reading inspirational words. This is truly elavating! : )

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      Russ Baleson 8 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Hi Ripplemaker, thanks, I've just taken a look at your collection - wow!

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hello Russ, I'm glad I followed Dottie (she being a good friend-hubber) and saw your collection of inspirational quotes. I can add it to my Largest Colleciton of Quotes on Hubpages! :-) Check it out:

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      Russ Baleson 8 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Thanks Dottie, I didn't know about the book, have just found it on Amazon.

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      Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

      A beautiful collection of inspiring quotes. I just love 'Forever Young' by Bob Dylan and now he has a book for kids (Forever Young) to give them a message of peace and inspiration too.