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Inspirational Quotes Through My Lifetime

Updated on July 8, 2017

Inspirational Quotes of my Life

At age 10, I started keeping a journal of my life, what happened, what I did that specific day, if I was mad and I put quotes, love quotes and sayings that I liked in my journals. Over the years, I have collected so many that I decided to list my favorites quotes. We all have good and bad things happen in our lives and sometimes a quote or saying will make you laugh, cry, sigh or just think about where you are in your life. Capture your quotes, sayings or lifelines that have helped you. But if you don't have any or haven't started collecting your quotes then read mine! Below are a list of some of my favorite quotes whether inspirational or motivational quotes.

"A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born" quote by French novelist, Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future” quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt

“If you can’t excel with talent, triumph with effort” uote by Weinbaum

“Power up Mom, you can do it” a quote from my son Dax

“Hell is other people” quote by Jean-Paul Sartre

“Live is too short to waste time hating anyone” quote by Regina Brett

“Love You” quote from my nephew Bo

“Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present” quotes by Regina Brett

“Lust is the craving for salt of a person who is dying of thirst” quote by Fredrick Buechner

“The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it” quote from James Bryce

“Champions keep playing until they get it right” quote from Billie Jean King

“Does this make me look fat?” Author Unknown

“Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have” Author Unknown

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking” quote from Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

All quotes listed above touched me at different times in my life. The inspirational quote from my son Dax “Power up mom, you can do it!” he loved watching Power Rangers and the teenagers in this show would go from normal kids to “power up” to Power Rangers. One day I was frustrated and sad over my job and the lay offs we were facing. My son said this to me as I was cooking dinner, feeling sorry for myself and it hit me hard. I changed my attitude at that moment, I powered up and you know what, I survived the lay off.

All quotes above has a meaning to my life and most of them you can figure out. However, I want you to find the quotes that mean something to your life. My nephew says “looove you” every time he sees me and every time he leaves me. Little quotes like that mean so much and we just take it for granted.

Thirty years later, I have learned to listen more and hear what people have to say. It’s not what they are saying; it’s how they are saying it. All my good people, listen to the quotes but mostly hear the meaning!

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    • vox vocis profile image


      10 years ago

      Nice quotes. My favorite from your list is "Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present" by Regina Brett. There are many life quotes that I like, but I'll add this one:

      "Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact." (William Jones)

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      10 years ago

      I'm just reading your book now, loving every minute of it, thank you for putting your words to paper.

    • Ladybird33 profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Fabulous USA

      xres55rummerxr, thank you for the wonderful comment and also for pointing out my amazon, I did change it. So thank you for both! Much appreciated!

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      11 years ago

      I remember watching an inspirational series of videos on youtube about Will Smith, can't seem to find it now but the list of quotes reminded me of it. Oh and you have your amazon stuff at the very bottom here. Not sure if you wanted it like that or if you meant to have it above the comments section. I wanted to point it out just in case.

    • Ladybird33 profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Fabulous USA

      erin, thanks so much! Yes, that is one of my favorites.

      Gmagoldie, how are you? I am glad you liked this hub, it was fun to collect these quotes. Thanks for coming to see me.

      samboiam, glad you like, come back again and again :)

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      11 years ago from Texas

      Ladybird, I have read a couple of your hubs and I am hooked. Count me as a fan.

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 

      11 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      "Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking” quote from Marcus Aurelius Antoninus - oh, one of my favorites - I had forgotten. Wonderful hub! Thank you! You made me smile!

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      11 years ago

      Hell is other people---that is one of my faves, too! Is that from No Exit? Love that play, and love Sartre! Also adore Antoine de Sainte Exupery! Great quotes!

    • Ladybird33 profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Fabulous USA

      fastfretra, thank you so much! Very kind of you to read this and like it!

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      Alfreta Sailor 

      11 years ago from Southern California

      Ladybird33 these quotes were all inspirational, thank you for sharing with us here at the "Pages."

    • Ladybird33 profile imageAUTHOR


      12 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Thank you Goodfriendiam, I do have a wonderful son! Plus you comments are truly correct, we are a busy and crazy world and sometimes we just need to stop and listen!

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      12 years ago

      Isn't funny, how we go thru life, sometimes, never hearing what others are truly trying to say, and then one day BAM, we wake up to the realization, that all along most meant exactly what they said. But we were to busy ignoring or analyzing for a deeper meaning. LOL That is one amazing child you have!

    • Chris1|Chris2 profile image


      12 years ago from Los Angeles

      Just came across this hub and loved it! These are some very lovely quotes.

    • Ladybird33 profile imageAUTHOR


      12 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Thank you Blondepoet,made my day!

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      12 years ago from australia

      Great read and a great hot new avatar love it :) :)

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      Tony Sky 

      12 years ago from London UK

      words are soo amazing when placed in a ceratin order and soo inspirational!!

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      12 years ago

      This is a cool idea and a very nice article.

    • Ladybird33 profile imageAUTHOR


      12 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Dennise, kids are amazing and you are right about appreciate all things. Plus the "power up" is the greatest thing to hear :) Thank you again!

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      12 years ago

      Kids say the most amazing things!!!! There have been times Ive been so low, and thought "nobody, anywhere, gives a rats A** about me." then one of my girls will suddenly, so honestly, say .."Mommy, your the best Mommy in the whole world. Im so glad your MY Mommy!!" Listening, and appreciating little things, makes all the difference.

      I love the "power up, Mommy.." that is awesome.

    • Ladybird33 profile imageAUTHOR


      12 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Jen and Melinda, thank you for the wonderful comments and taking the time to read my hubs, I certainly do appreciate it!

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      Jen's Solitude 

      12 years ago from Delaware

      Loved your son, Dax's words of encouragement to you as well. I think I'm going to share it with my hubby and ask him to say it to me when I need it. LOL Thanks for sharing them all with us.


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      12 years ago

      Thank you for sharing this. It is wonderfuld that you were able to keep a journal at 10!


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