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Motivational Quotes to Empower You

Updated on March 15, 2010

I believe that motivational quotes empower you and your life.  Do you agree with me?

The greatest thing we have is life. And life holds so many things that are important to us – our dreams, our family and loved ones, the work that we do, fulfilling our purpose and meaning, remembering our divinity as we honor the Divine and so much more.

Yet sometimes things can be overwhelming and we long to retreat and burrow our head somewhere due to exhaustion and tiredness. Sometimes we need an inspiration to keep us going and stay motivated. I share these inspirational quotes which I hope will help motivate you in one way or the other.

What do you want out of life?  What dreams lie in the deepest core of your heart? Each of us is free to dream, to fly, to spread our wings and soar as high as the eagles in the sky.  Keep your dreams alive…

“Every time you state what you want or believe, you're the first to hear it. It's a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don't put a ceiling on yourself.” -- Oprah Winfrey

“Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.” -- John Updike

"If you can dream it, you can do it" -- Walt Disney

"Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now." – Goethe

 “Only as high as I reach can I grow, Only as far as I seek can I go, Only as deep as I look can I see, Only as much as I dream can I be.”-- Karen Ravn

“Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it. The ancestor of every action is a thought and skill comes of doing.”-- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.”--William Arthur Ward

“Creation is always happening.  Every time an individual has a thought, or a prolonged way of thinking, they’re in the creation process. Something is going to manifest out of those thoughts.”—Michael Bernard Beckwith

“We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.”—Donald Curtis

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” - Henry David Thoreau

Do you feel like giving up? Are the challenges too much to bear? Are you on the verge of quitting? There’s something more to what you are experiencing now. Keep still long enough to hear the voice of wisdom to light your way…

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”—Confucius

“You've got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It's called perseverance.” Lee Lacocca

“So long as there is breath in me, that long will I persist. For now I know one of the greatest principles of success; If I persist long enough I will win.”--Og Mandino

“Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.” --Dale Carnegie

“Some men succeed because they are destined to, but most men succeed because they are determined to.”--Greame Clegg


“If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.”  --Flavia Weedn

 “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. Please remember that your difficulties do not define you. They simply strengthen your ability to overcome.”-Maya Angelou

“The greatest results in life are usually attained by simple means and the exercise of ordinary qualities. These may for the most part be summed in these two: common-sense and perseverance.”—Owen Feltham

"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all." Dale Carnegie

“Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.” - Denis Waitley

What is it that is blocking you from moving forward?  Are you feeling fearful?  Do you feel like running away? How can you face the difficult obstacles that lies in your path?

“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.”  --Robert Schuller

“Do the thing you fear the most and the death of fear is certain.”-- Mark Twain

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”-- Eleanor Roosevelt

“The first and great commandment is, “Don’t let them scare you.”--Elmer Davis

“The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.”—George Eliot

“Defeat is simply a signal to press onward.”--Helen Keller

“The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top.”--Dr. Joyce Brothers

"He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery."-- Anne Frank

“Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.” – Auguste Rodin

“Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.”--Arthur Golden

"It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt." -- Suellen Fried

"Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down."-- Charles F. Kettering

Sometimes we just have to take the leap of faith…and just do it!

“If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.” – Ivan Turgenev

"If you hear a voice within you saying, "You are not a painter," then by all means paint...and that voice will be silenced." --Vincent Van Gough

"We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things, we can accomplish those goals."--Stephen Covey

“Only a person who risks is free. The pessimist complains about the wind; The optimist expects it to change; And the realist adjusts the sails.”-- William Arthur Ward

“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”--Confucius.

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”-- Thomas Edison

“The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am.”—Dennis Waitley

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.”--Aristotle

 “When you set goals, something inside of you starts saying, "Let's go, let's go," and ceilings start to move up.” -- Zig Ziglar

"Be the change you want to see in the world."---Gandhi

Believe in yourself. Believe that you have within you all the tools necessary to be the best and grandest version of who you can become and who you really are.

"Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you."-Frank Tyger

“Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.”--Albert Einstein

“Every achiever that I have ever met says, "My life turned around when I began to believe in me." -- Dr. Robert H. Schuller

“We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies.” --Roderick Thorp

“Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.” --Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think.” -- Oprah Winfrey

“If you would create something, you must be something.”--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.”--Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.”--Christopher Reeve

“People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing. That's why we recommend it daily.”—Zig Ziglar

I believe in you.

Michelle Simtoco

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      rb11 7 years ago from Las Vegas

      You put together an impressive list, may I add one I came across the other day "Don't fear failure, fear not even trying"...Ripplemaker, which of these quotes have you adopted as an affirmation?

      Regards...RB

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      Sylvia Van Velzer 7 years ago from Hawaii

      What nuggets! Many of these have pulled me through life's storms. This is quite timely. I have friends who are going through rough times. I will share this with them.

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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi RB, thanks for being the first one to read this and comment too. :-) What a beautiful question you ask of me. Hmmm let me see... here's how I have re-stated it to make it as an affirmation:

      I believe in me. I have the power to create a beautiful life. I place value in the things that I do and who I am. I persist until I succeed. I focus on the good things. I focus on what I can do. I am hopeful. And the affirmations goes on... :-)

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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi Island Voice, how are you today? Hope all is well with you. And thank you for wanting to share this with your friends. That is such a sweet gesture. ;-)

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      sarahtrudeau 7 years ago from India

      Beautiful quotes! Thank you!

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      Raven King 7 years ago from Cabin Fever

      My favorite is the one about bathing and motivation, do it daily. That makes me smile. Very good hub. Many HUGS!

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      Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall

      this has come at the right time for me, needed a kick up the backside, these quotations have done it for me lol

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      VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      My favorite is Ghandi's "be the change we wish to see in the world". When I read your hubs I know I am in for a swim in positive energy, always lifts me up.  I loved the photographs, wow, noticed its in black and white with accessories in color, very artistic and eye catching.

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      Haunty 7 years ago from Hungary

      The quote from Einstein struck me. "Try not to become a man of success, but a man of value."

      I think this shifts the emphasis back to the right place. :)

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      VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Ripplemaker: An afterthought. I was wondering if its worth for me to continue writing on spiritual subjects as there is so much information out there, but after reading your hubs, and also Tatjna's, I feel I am connecting to something beautiful, to the soul of the writer and it lifts me up, inspires me and makes me grateful that in this world there is indeed beauty even with the ugliness we sometimes find. It does pay to write inspirational hubs! Thank you for this. :)

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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      sarahtrudeau, thanks ! :-)

      Hi Raven, oooh I loved that one too! And so right! And the hugs? A daily dose would truly be wonderful...lots of motivation there. Hugs back... :-)

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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi Hawkesdream, it did? Well, after the kick, I'm giving you a hug now with a whisper, "go make your dreams come true..you can do it!" LOL Does that help? Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment...

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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi Haunty, you are so perceptive and full of wisdom.  Yes, I loved that quote too because in the end whatever we achieve in life, it will be wonderful to be a "man of value." 

      That will be my definition of success.

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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi VioletSun, you noticed the photos!  I told Daisy about it last night and she was delighted with my choices too. Hahaha We have the same taste. :-) Just recently discovered it in photobucket.  So cool...

      I was struck by what you wrote about thinking sometimes if it's worth it to write inspirational articles. I confess I feel that that way too sometimes.  I would even wonder if I have not become so mushy and boring with all my love and peace and inspirational topics.  See how negativity gets into my head? LOL

      But I try to feed the right 'wolf' and brush the pangs of unworthiness and write again.  And I discover one can never stop sharing one's light, like Zig Ziglar wrote, we need daily doses of that. I love you dearly for being so honest and open.  Keep writing Marie, I always await to read your hubs.  And if you have time do visit the other hub (making your small business work) I asked you a question there (surprise)  hehe 

      Thanks for the encouraging words.

      Love and light,

      Michelle

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      C.S.Alexis 7 years ago from NW Indiana

      ripplemaker,

      You are the best at being light! My favorite.....

      “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”-- Thomas Edison

      thumbs all the way up!

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      shamelabboush 7 years ago

      My God, this is almost a lexicon of quotes! I like all of them. Thanks dear.

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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi C.S. Alexis, thanks for the thumbs up! :-) I love your choice of quote too. Goes to show you really are a woman of action.

      Hi BC/Art, thanks for showing up today! :-) And posting this on your wall? That's pretty cool. Many thanks!

      Hi shamelabboush, you made me happy that you liked this collection. :-)

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      nms 7 years ago from Cochin

      good collection of really motivating quotes!

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      newlyborn 7 years ago from UK

      Fantastic!

      Thank you very much)

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      Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA

      I agree with everyone, this is one great collection Michelle. Since my daughter is home from college and is my distraction from writing, I will listen to Confucius "When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps". hahaha, this should work!

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      Sandria Green-Stewart 7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      ripplemaker, thanks for putting together such inspiring words of wisdom. Often time we forget our essence as we scamble through our lives, it is great to be reminded that we can choose to be optimistic...

      Thanks for sharing.

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      Charia Samher 7 years ago

      One of my favorite even back in college is "If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it." I even printed it in all my stationery to remind me that hey I can do it. Although not all dreams that I've had came true, I know God had the purpose why it didn't. Now I have a new favorite: "It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt". Thank you for sharing!

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      Melody Lagrimas 7 years ago from Philippines

      Such a great collection of uplifting and inspiring quotes. Thanks for compiling them here.

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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Thanks nms and newlyborn. :-) Glad you could drop by.

      Hi Sis Dottie, this would be the wisest thing to do. :-) But I know you love your daughter's distraction anyway LOL (wink)

      Hi DynamicS, you are so right...writing all of this down made me realized that we do need motivation to empower us every now and then. Like today has been an exhausting day for me and reading all your lovely comments is making me feel better. Thanks for being here. Hugs...

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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi Charia, those are lovely choices. I believe in the power of motivational quotes for you can just say it over and over again to yourself and be reminded of certain things. Thanks! :-)

      Hi Melody, and thank you for reading them as well. :-)

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      Benz B 7 years ago

      awesome hub. was a great read. nicely done.

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      notorious_HAI 7 years ago

      Thank you :), I'll be sure to bookmark this and pass it on!!

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      Kent Campbell 7 years ago from Ventura, California

      I have bookmarked this page as it can come in handy after I have had a long day. Sometimes it simply just takes reading a great quote to inspire me. Thanks for the terrific list!

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      Cindy Letchworth 7 years ago from Midwest, U.S.A.

      There is nothing better than a good quote, and you have mastered the task here. I have a big book at home that is filled with nothing but quotes. I have referenced it many times. You reminded me that I havent' read that in awhile. Thanks for a great piece!

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      Beth100 7 years ago from Canada

      Michelle, You do such a wonderful job! I can always find the perfect inspiration from your hubs! Thank you!!

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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Thanks Benz B and notorious HAL! :-)

      Hi Kent, yes an inpspirational or motivitional quote does work wonders. I know the feeling. Thanks for reading. :-)

      HI Cindy, I enjoy putting together quotes that well...makes sense to me. LOL I'm glad you found this list worthwhile. :-)

      Hi Beth, why thank you for such kind words. And I find it a joy to share that inspiration with wonderful people like you. :-)

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      hemanna.ki@gmail.com 7 years ago

      I want to learn more and more will you help me.

      Thank you

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      informixx 7 years ago

      Thanks for these wonderful quotes! I love reading such messages because I feel calm and very much inspired.

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      Jimmy Fuentes 7 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga

      A lot of fun and insight in the quotes. I like the one about opportunity looking like work by Thomas Edison.

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      cobraski 7 years ago from Maryland

      Great job! Thanks

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      marisuewrites 7 years ago from USA

      Oh my Oprah and Confusious, well, no, it's hard to pick a favorite....they all spoke to me and I needed to hear it!!! =))) you do have the ripple effect!! thank you!

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      hglick 7 years ago from Ronkonkoma, NY

      Excellent hub Ripplemaker! When I was with Amway, I did not build a huge business but did take away a great deal of business and people knowledge, from the experience. One quote that always stuck in my mind by Dexter Yager was "Success is the progressive realization of a worthwhile dream or goal"

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      The_Drizzle 7 years ago from The Far Side of the World

      Hey, this was a great list. I heard a couple of these before but a lot of them were new ones. One of my favorites that wasn't included and could probably be used in any number of situtations is:

      "Do not pray for an easy life. Pray for the strength to endure a difficult one" - Bruce Lee

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      Seymour Clearlly 7 years ago from Las Vegas

      I love quotes, this is a wonderful list! Now I want to do my own list!

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      MITB 7 years ago

      Just WOW....perfect quotes for my Facebook status :P

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      Natashabassett 7 years ago from Hayward

      wow, thise are so good. I have one to: pray,pray,pray and pray a like!

      god bless you all.

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      theor23 7 years ago

      Very good job, may life present to you the greatest gift. Ive been reading alot of Dr. Wayne dyer, i recommend his books highly for somone like you. "Tell me what you are for and I will show you what is going to expand in a positive way. Tell me what you are against and I can show you what is giong to expand in a destructive way"

      Dr. Wayne Dyer

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      Tina 7 years ago from Wv

      Thanks Ripplemaker.. you don't know how badly I needed this hub today! I think I will hang a couple of quotes in my office to get me through...

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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi informixx, calm and inspired...I like that! :-)

      Hi Jimmy, glad you found insight with these motivational quotes. :-)

      Hi cobraski, your welcome :-)

      Hi marisue, had to giggle at your comment. You don't have to pick one, you can love all of the quotes. LOL Thanks for dropping by and commenting. :-)

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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi hglick, you were in Amway? I was with Amway for awhile and love the N21 training over there. Thanks for sharing that wonderful quote. :-)

      Hi Drizzle, Bruce Lee is a wise man. :-)

      Hi acouasm, have an enjoyable time compiling your quotes then :-)

      Hi MITB, I'm on facebook too. :-) Hahaha I sometimes post quotes on my status as well.

      Hi Natashabassett, yes prayer does work wonders. :-) i will remember to pray.

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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi theor23 , Dr Wayne Dyer sounds interesting. What book do you recommend me to read so I could research about it? :-)

      Hi Ms Chievous, and along with the quotes is a hug from me... :-) You take care... :-) Sending you lots and lots of love and light.

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      marriedwoman 7 years ago

      really inspiring...

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      Planet Playround 7 years ago

      lovely and beautiful quotes! Thanks for sharing!

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      lxxy 7 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

      Great inspiring quotes! The only suggestion I have is maybe using more italics etc to break up the text a bit, making it easier on the eyes.

      But either way, this is just neato.

      My favorite quote ever is "if at first you don't succeed, sky diving wasn't for you."

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      janakhan 7 years ago from Scarborough, ONtario

      What a great hub. I feel highly motivated. Thanks for the great hub, and continue forward!

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      bspilner 7 years ago from Altanta, Ga.

      I love this quote,"“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”-- Eleanor Roosevelt. I find it so interesting how the hardest things in life tend to be the most beneficial. Thanks for another great hub!

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      skmsports 7 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan

      My favourite

      “Some men succeed because they are destined to, but most men succeed because they are determined to.”--Greame Clegg

      Very nice list man

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      QueenAfghan 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      heyy.. thanks so much for sharing that..very encouraging and inspirational

      thanks again

      QueenAfghan :)

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      BillionaireWoman 7 years ago from Canada

      This is such a great uplifting page! My favorite is: “Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.” - Denis Waitley

      I'll be back for more motivation later. :)

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      admin@london_escorts 7 years ago

      Thanks for compiling those inspirational quotes. You made an awesome hub!=)

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      chandanakumarct 7 years ago from Bangalore

      Great inspirational Quotes. Thanks a Ton Ripplemaker. Keep Going !!

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      Garrett McLee 7 years ago from Florida

      Wow I'm suddenly motivated and inspired to go write some more hubs!

      I bet I can get at least two more done today.

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      Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

      What a happy soul you must have , thankyou for sharing your hub full of inspiration.

      Here is one for you my friend.

      "If I can see further than you , it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants"

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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi guys, thank you so much for dropping by to leave a comment. We do need our daily dose of motivation and your presence makes me feel good. And for those who shared their favorite motivational quotes, I like them a lot. Have a wonderful week ahead. God bless you much. :-)

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      shiney 7 years ago

      So true!!!<a href=http://www.markamoment.com>Daily Beautiful thought for the day</a>helps growth of positive attitude.

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      Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

      Oldie but still makes me smile, bumper sticker on a car

      "Dont get any closer ,your daughter may be inside" lol

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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Eaglekiwi, thanks for making me smile... :-)

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      dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hello Ripplemaker, the beauty of your quote hubs come from the fact that your choices are simply awesome. Thumbs up to you my dear friend. Hugs:)

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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Why thank you dayzeebee! I'm awaiting your choices of affirmations eagerly too. :-) Hugs...

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      jayb23 7 years ago from India

      Bookmarked. I wish I had read them before, Awesome collections.

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      creativeMind 7 years ago from Cochin

      awesome hub...

      keep writing..

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      JDove-Miller 7 years ago from YOUNGSVILLE

      What an extensive list! I found many that I can use. Thanks.

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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Thanks jayb, creative mind and Jdove-miller.  Glad you found this motivational quotes helpful and empowering. :-)

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      franciaonline 7 years ago from Philippines

      I have bookmarked this hub! Very good source of inspiration!

      Thanks for sharing this here, ripplemaker.

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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Thank you francia for celebrating inspiration with me! :)

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      typep 7 years ago

      Wow! love your hubs! Cant wait to read more!

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      enlightenedpsych2 7 years ago from n.e. portion of U.S. on Planet earth

      Imagine a world without someone as gifted as yourself and the world would be boring ! Your chosen quotes are exceptional, I will come back often and read each one and really contemplate on it. I especially favored this one, "“Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.” -- John Updike"--seems he may have been the inspiration since my dreams were, too have the story published about dreaming ones way out of an abusive relationship . . . The 'whats love got to do with it' blog has details but in the meantime, thank you for sharing this and nice to make your aquaintance.

      sharing the light,

      miss erica hidvegi

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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Typep: Love your enthusiasm! Thanks for the contagious joy :)

      enlightenedpsych2: Miss erica, your words warmed my heart. It is a pleasure to meet you and to be connecting with you here on Hubpages. :)

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      Kimberly Bunch 7 years ago from EAST WENATCHEE

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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Thanks Kimberly!

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      Luna di Blu 7 years ago

      Thank you for the much needed encouragement today. What a beautiful hub, ripplemaker!

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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi Luna, you are most welcome. Love and light... :)

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      BIKTMIA 7 years ago

      Hello, very nice I liked the messages.

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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hello to you too Biktmia! :)Thanks!

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      salt 7 years ago from australia

      Thankyou, I would consider myself a ripplemaker - which I know at times puts me at odds with those around me. It is often for a higher good and that is what makes it worth it.

      Thankyou for these lovely quotes. I will look at these - I also found one the other day I liked from the BRW which is not the place I expected insight to flow from.

      "A conversation is when you can still disagree, but keep talking."

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      NathanTy 7 years ago

      This is a great list that I'm going to print out. Thank you!

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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi salt, glad to meet a fellow ripplemaker! keep on sharing your light :)

      Hi Nathan, thank you. So glad that this inspired you! :)

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      Mystique1957 7 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

      Salamat, Michelle!

      I am going to bed now with ripples of joy in my heart and the memories of so many wonderful and powerful quotes! They should have named you JOY!

      Two wings up!

      warmest regards and blessings galore to you, kaibigan!

      Al

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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi Al...your comments on my three hubs wrought smiles from my heart. I am so glad that you can go to bed tonight with joy! As for my name being joy...hmmmm I still prefer Michelle...I have a sort of attachment to that name....But I can be Michelle Joy...LOL Blessings to you!

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      Coolmon2009 7 years ago from Texas, USA

      Nice listing of quotes - Enjoyable reading

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      Marie Giunta 7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      So many beautiful affirmations thanks Ripplemaker. I will take head of some of them to improve my well being.

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      Alice Lee Martin 7 years ago from Sumner, Washington,USA

      Oftentimes I put motivational quotes on my Facebook wall. Many times friends ask me to make my own, instead of using someone else's words, but I think it is difficult sometimes to write some things better than the original....and so I continue to post those that inspire me, and you have listed some of them here!

      :)

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      Betty Reid 7 years ago from Texas

      Wow, you have a lot of quotes! I could choose a new one to motivate me every day. Tonight I'll keep in mind Feltham's "common-sense and perseverance” quote.

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      SimplyLaugh 7 years ago

      “The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.” I totally agree! Wonderful hub.

      www.livingwithashley.com

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      hubber_girl 6 years ago

      Great motivational tips!

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      LAVENA 6 years ago

      I THROUGHLY ENJOYED EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THESE QUOTES! THEY ALL WERE VERY INSPIRING TO ME AND FOR ME!! :)

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      Jalus 6 years ago

      Wonderful hub! My personal favorite: “So long as there is breath in me, that long will I persist. For now I know one of the greatest principles of success; If I persist long enough I will win.”--Og Mandino - from a great book too!

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      rjel10 6 years ago

      I Love it!! Thank you for sharing motivational quotes:)

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      rjel10 6 years ago

      I love this ..."If you hear a voice within you saying, "You are not a painter," then by all means paint...and that voice will be silenced." --Vincent Van Gough-------THANK YOU!!

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      Roc 6 years ago

      Thank you for passing on the pearls of wisdoms. These quotes are the quintessence of human thoughts, they are like tonic medicine for weakening souls,empower you to face down all the negativities in life.

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      saesha 6 years ago

      great compilation, never saw so many meaningful quotes in one page

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      xxxChristina 6 years ago

      Loved the photos.

      It is very touching.

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      thehemu 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      quote by coficius is really true.

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      Elena@LessIsHealthy 6 years ago

      Trully inspiring, tweet it.

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      Sun-Girl 6 years ago from Nigeria

      Intelligent motivational quotes you actually shared in here and i think an inspired from them,thanks.

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      Joy56 5 years ago

      Brilliant i love this

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      Admin 5 years ago

      Nice post.. After reading all the motivational quotes I agree that they can empower anyone's life...

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Beautiful, strengthening, comforting and most of all.......INSPIRING!! Thank you.

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      sasikumar 5 years ago

      Excellent stuff!

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      sewale 5 years ago

      All these are fresh every time.I read it reapitedly so

      i love your work!!!!!!!!!!! I want to say long live for

      such workers.

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      DR SYEDA FATIMA BUKHARI 5 years ago

      thanks for such an awsome collection of inspirational quotes

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      Lisa McKnight 5 years ago from London

      I like "Be the change you want to see in the world" by Ghandi. Who else is going to do it? Love that quote. Thanks for a great hub.

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      Reve 5 years ago from Dhaka

      Unique topic for me. Umm about the motivational quotes, I really have not been inspired by any famous person's quote. I try to live my life in my own path. Everyone has got different motivational quote for himself or herself. That particular quotes always help whenever you are feeling down!

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      Muhammad Iftikhar TARA 5 years ago

      I apperciate your efforts.

      May you live long

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      Dibakara Bhoi, PGT Eng, KV 5 years ago

      It's great to teach the mankind be it at home, in the classroom or on the internet!

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      DON BALDERAS 4 years ago

      Empowerment is part of change. Everybody who pursues change must be exercising empowerment. Therefore, empowerment is not exclusive. Everybody has to be empowered and exercise empowerment.

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      jerby 4 years ago

      “When you set goals, something inside of you starts saying, "Let's go, let's go," and ceilings start to move up.” -- Zig Ziglar

      start to set goals.... and " i will"...

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      Kenneth Brown 2 years ago from United States

      “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”—Confucius

      This is a concept that I never want to forget. Thank you for yet another reminder. It is helpful to learn all the different expressions of the philosophy because I never want to stop pushing forward.

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      Maurice Wisdom Bishop 2 years ago from San Tan Valley

      Amazing quotes!! There's a few quotes that you inputted in your article that I want to pin on my mirror. I'm so glad I came across this article. Much Love and Respect to you.

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      Breanne Ginsburg 2 years ago

      You've included some very helpful quotes here. Thanks!

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      catmalone 22 months ago

      Great hub with inspiring quotes! We all need to be inspired from time to time because life is full of challenges. Thanks for sharing!

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      Julie K Henderson 22 months ago

      I enjoyed this hub very much. There were so many wonderful quotes it was impossible to pick a favorite. Well done.

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