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9 Mostly Inspirational Quotes to Live By for Life, Love and Moving Forward

Updated on August 25, 2015

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Some of them would be more inspiring, some less. However, I hope you will benefit from the phrases and maybe even write down some of them to be used during difficult times in your life. Even if you do not choose any from this hub you might consider searching for other quotations that would be your guides in difficult times. So, let me begin.

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1. Right time

"Don't wait. The time will never be just right" by Napoleon Hill.

Although there are times when we have to stop, calm down and wait for inside direction, we still live in eternal now and action has to be taken NOW. Whatever targets you have in mind you have to be moving towards it every single day. It does not matter if your steps are big or small, they have to be taken. Otherwise, how do you expect to reach your target?

2. Theory and practice

Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories” by John Wilmot

There is a huge difference between life that we know from theory and the one we find out in practice. We learn a lot about life at schools, universities, from books, movies, stories, but when we face the very same situations we have heard, read or were told about, everything seems different. Most probably this is due to the fact that people see life differently and present it to us differently. It could also be that life presents itself to each one of us differently. So, you can trust those things most that you have learnt from your personal practice. Live by your experience and not your theoretical knowledge.

3. Pace in life

“The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit” by Moliere.

Although action is necessary to achieve things in life, hurry is seldom our ally. On the contrary, it is more often our enemy than our assistant. Choices do have to be made, but not in a hurry. Life is not a sprint; it is more a marathon than a fast race. We have quite a distance in front of us. You have to make serious plans. Those plans have to be made in peace of mind, not in some rushing mood. So, be armed with patience and move towards your target in slow steps. There are too many difficulties on your path for you to rush. Save your energy for a long travel.

Do not rush to your dreams, walk slowly towards them

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4. U-turns

Remember, if you’re headed in the wrong direction, God allows U-turns!” by Allison Gappa Bottke.

We are usually stubborn and not willing to change. Somehow we have an opinion which is drilled into our subconscious mind that if we started something we must finish it at any cost. Well, what if we started a wrong thing, should we continue at any cost? By no means! Thanks God that He allows us to stop, rethink our decisions and come back to the place where we took a wrong turn.

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5. Revenge

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind” by Mahatma Gandhi.

When God said that in the Old Testament He meant to establish justice, not to give us an excuse for our anger, unwillingness to forgive or bitterness towards somebody. All of us do something wrong towards others from time to time and we need forgiveness. This also means that we have to forgive other people when they do something bad towards us. That’s how we can keep our souls free from hatred. Jesus told us to forgive one another even if the person does something bad to you 490 times a day. Wow! That’s a challenge!

6. Following your dreams

"If you don’t follow through on your dreams, you might as well be a vegetable" by Burt Munro.

Dreams keep us alive. They have to be followed for the life that we have inside to expand. If you do not have a dream or you have lost faith that you can achieve it someday, you have slipped into the territory of existence. That’s merely a survival level. But we have not been destined to survive. We were meant to live and enjoy life. So, follow your dreams and live!

Follow your dreams

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7. The Last Judgment

Don't wait for the Last Judgment. It happens every day” by Albert Camus.

People think that the Last Judgment is some special day in the future. In reality, the day a person dies he has his Last Judgment day. So, in this sense Camus is right. We should be more concerned about our life and choices today. That determines what kind of judgment we will face on the Judgment day! In a way, condemnation and salvation is in your own hands.

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8. Taking risks

You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take” by Wayne Gretzky.

Only those people do not make mistakes that never do anything. However, I think that they lose most. We learn by making mistakes, we grow by taking risks in life. If everything we did was perfect from the first attempt life would be extremely boring. I am sure that the process of doing something is far more important than the result of the process. Well, maybe the process gives you more satisfaction than seeing the result of it. You can miss 99 shots of 100 if you try, but you will miss all 100 percent of the shots you never take.

9. Small beginnings

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” by Lao Tzu.

Many people join something great when they can see that it is great. Most of them never saw the greatness when it was just a small seed. They start seeing only when the greatness of a certain thing starts giving fruit. Nobody likes small things. Very few people have faith that something good is going to come out of a small thing. However, a huge oak grows from a tiny acorn. And you can never travel a thousand mile journey in a flash of a moment. We have planes in life. However, in a sphere of achievements there are no planes. They are no planes that could give you a shortcut to something great in life. You will have to make small steps towards the object of your desire. But one day you will cover the distance. Just don’t give up!

Final thoughts

I hope the quotations encouraged you. I intend to update them from time to time by adding new ones. I also encourage you to search for your own mottos in life that would help you not to lose inspiration when you do not see any progress in what you are doing. I repeat myself: don’t give up and you shall see the fruits of your labor. God bless you!

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      Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      If you're headed in the wrong direction, God allows U turns. So great to hear that, but the one that spoke to me most was "The trees that are slower to grow, bear the best fruit". Late bloomer that I am; and I've been feeling anxious with the hub, trying to keep up and in a hurry to draft a new hub or the score will go down. Thanks for the message.

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      fibo777 6 years ago

      Thanks Fossillady for your comment. I am quite happy that you found some quotes to live by useful.

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      Erin LeFey 6 years ago from Maryland

      I always need to be reminded to have patience - I tend to act quickly when I have a dream and wish to see results of a project right away and lose ambition and motivation when things progress slowly. When others don't get as excited or try to throw a realistic timeline on things, it dampens me. I know the reasons why I feel this way and I know its irrational, but I can't help the feelings. I do know in my head that they are right. This was a great hub and excellent quotes to live by! Namaste.

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      fibo777 6 years ago

      Thanks Namaste for your comment. I am very happy that you liked the hub and found something useful from the quotes to live by. I hope they will help you to have more patience in the future.

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      Tomygun 6 years ago from Vilnius

      Interesting reading you have here. I particularly like the one about revenge. Very clever by Mahatma Gandhi.

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      fibo777 6 years ago

      Thanks Tomygun for your comment. I quite agree about Mahatma Gandhi's quote. He chose very unpopular way to fight against injustice.

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      Truckstop Sally 6 years ago

      Thanks for the great quotes. My students just may see one of them for their weekly quotes -- which they respond to in a journal entry. My favorite is -- “The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit” by Moliere.

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      fibo777 6 years ago

      Thanks Truckstop Sally for your comment. I am glad that you found something useful from my selected quotes to live by.

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      Genna East 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Loved these quotes, and thank you for sharing!

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      fibo777 6 years ago

      I am happy that you like the quotes Genna East. I enjoy sharing them.

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Thank you fibo777 for this excellent hub. Sure helps keep me on the right path! :)

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      fibo777 6 years ago

      Thanks vocalcoach. I am happy that the quotes give you some inspiration.

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      Emma 6 years ago from Houston TX

      Nice Article there Fibo. Quotes to live by Moliere.

      “The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit” I have always use it on my people.

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      fibo777 6 years ago

      Thanks for the comment crystolite. I am happy that you use some of the quotes.

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      kwrites 6 years ago from Maine

      I have a word document full of quotes that I've collected over the years...never thought about blogging about it. Great post!

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      fibo777 6 years ago

      Well kwrites, you could do that. Thanks for your comment.

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      gajanis786 6 years ago

      Lovely quotes.......all very educating and inspiring.

      I want to add one here also.....

      "Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never, in nothing, great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force and the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy".(Winston Churchill)

      Thanks.

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      fibo777 6 years ago

      Thanks gjanis786 for the comment and nice quote of Winston Churchill. Appreciate that.

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      Syed Hunbbel Meer 6 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

      Quiet interesting. Lovely quotes and inspirational too at the same time. Thumbs up!

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      fibo777 6 years ago

      Thanks Hunbbel Meer for thumbs up.

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      speedbird 6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      I like this one 'You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take'. This clearly indicates that many people miss many chances sometimes due to fear of failure but one thing that we need to fear is FEAR itself.

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      fibo777 6 years ago

      Very good point about fear speedbird. Thanks.

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      Fay Paxton 6 years ago

      Thank you, fibo for these wonderful words of wisdom.

      voted up/useful

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      fibo777 6 years ago

      Thanks for vote up. Glad that you enjoyed the quotes.

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      Lee Raynor 6 years ago from Citra Florida

      Excellent reminders here for the way to live, thanx for this Hub

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      fibo777 6 years ago

      Always welcome chefsref.

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      Edward Dickinson 6 years ago from Dallas

      The post is wonderful. The quotes are very positive and inspirational. Great job!

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      fibo777 6 years ago

      Thank you Edward. I am happy that they inspired you.

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      kknde 6 years ago from ROmania

      this is nice hub, nice quates..me likes :)...I think all of this should be followed

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      fibo777 6 years ago

      Yes, kknde, but the following is the hardest part.

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      kknde 6 years ago from ROmania

      you are right, easy to say, hard to do...but i think it worths trying

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      fibo777 6 years ago

      I could not agree more. It's worth it.

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      WebRambles 6 years ago

      Great quotes. Now I just need to try to remember them when I'm out in the mad world.

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      SJKSJK 6 years ago from delray beach, florida

      Love to collect quotes. thanks

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      Tracy Lynn Conway 6 years ago from Virginia, USA

      "The trees are slow to grow bear the best fruit" is a quote that I have heard said in different ways but is a great one! Fabulous hub! Voted up and awesome.

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      bloggering 6 years ago from Southern California

      Great quote selection - I've got this hub bookmarked :-)

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      fibo777 6 years ago

      Thanks SJKSJK, Tracy Lynn Conway and bloggering for your comments. I am very happy that you enjoyed the quotes to live by.

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      funmontrealgirl 6 years ago from Montreal

      Marvelous. These are all practical and with these quotes in practice, you can never go wrong. Thank you for this.

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      fibo777 6 years ago

      Thanks funmontrealgirl for the comment. I am glad you enjoyed the hub.

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      LittleFairy 6 years ago

      Great quotes! My favorite one was this: "If you don’t follow through on your dreams, you might as well be a vegetable" by Burt Munro. Its funny and gets me thinking.

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      fibo777 6 years ago

      I liked the quote too. Thanks LittleFairy for your comment.

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      SummerSurf 6 years ago

      Love this article..always looking for some inspirational quotes. Thanks for sharing.

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      fibo777 6 years ago

      Welcome SummerSurf. I always enjoy finding some new inspirational quotes.

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      susiequeue 6 years ago from Glasgow, UK

      Great article, you've somehow managed to find quotes that are both inspirational and totally non-pretentious! I also love: "Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent" by Wittgenstein.

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      munirahmadmughal 6 years ago from Lahore, Pakistan.

      "Good quotes to live by".

      As for the hub the selection is excellently educative and inspirationally instructive.

      As for the food for thought it reminds that how deep human faculties can go and explore the pearls of wisdom. Words do not attain the position of a quote unless those are blessed with logic, reason, wisdom, and sincerity in them. Fallacy float on the surface, reality is always well established and same everywhere. God helps those who help themselves and seeker finds the goal. It is the motive and intention behind the actions whereby all actions are to be adjudged. Our conduct must be a witness to prove our words.

      The hub is up by all standards.

      May God bless all every where.

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      fibo777 6 years ago

      Thanks munirahmadmughal for your insights. Happy that you found it useful.

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      Barry Rutherford 6 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Great article great quotes...

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      fibo777 6 years ago

      I am glad that you enjoyed the quotes barryrutherford.

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      gammie 6 years ago

      "Things don't happen to you, they happen for you."

      "Don't mistake kindness for weakness."

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      fibo777 6 years ago

      Thanks for the quotes gammie.

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      apodosky 6 years ago from Brisbane, Australia

      Thanks for making the time to put it all together...good work

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      fibo777 6 years ago

      Welcome apodosky.

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      apologetics 6 years ago

      This is a very timely quote for every human being. Thumbs Up!

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      youngdubliner 6 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      nice hub you have here.. i love this one :)

      “You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take”

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      Swetha Nagaraj 6 years ago

      This is really nice... In the poll, I chose 'I have one favourite quote' and its from the movie 'Into the wild'. It says "Happiness is only real when shared" :)

      My fav from this hub was "Don't wait. The time will never be just right"

      That reminds me of a Marilyn Munroe quote - "We should all start to live before its too late. Fear is stupid and so are regrets"

      Cheers!

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      fibo777 6 years ago

      Thanks guys for your encouraging comments.

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      FStevens 6 years ago from London

      I saw this in a shop window and it made me smile:

      Essentials of life: something to do, someone to love, something to look forward to.

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      fibo777 6 years ago

      Nice quote FStevens. Occasionally shops put quotes to live by on their windows too.

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      roerrorsomi 6 years ago

      Only those people do not make mistakes that never do anything. However, I think that they lose most. We learn by making mistakes, we grow by taking risks in life. If everything we did was perfect from the first attempt life would be extremely boring. I am sure that the process of doing something is far more important than the result of the process. Well, maybe the process gives you more satisfaction than seeing the result of it. You can miss 99 shots of 100 if you try, but you will miss all 100 percent of the shots you never take.

      Thanks your for this beautiful Quote

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      fibo777 6 years ago

      I enjoyed your comments reorrorsomi. Very good insights.

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      mattman 6 years ago

      thanks guys

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      fibo777 6 years ago

      Welcome. I hope you liked the quotes mattman.

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      thedutchman 6 years ago

      This hub is really inspiring. I like it. Keep it up.

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      DavitosanX 6 years ago

      Great hub. Just reading these quotes made me feel good. They are truly inspiring. I especially liked

      “You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take”

      For somebody like me who tries to play it safe far too often, this is good advice. I'd like to share a quote with you:

      "We either find a way, or we make one." .- Hannibal

      I find it very heartening when dealing with life's "impossibles".

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      fibo777 6 years ago

      I am very happy that you guys liked it. Thanks for coming by to read my selected quotes.

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      Bodybreak 6 years ago

      I love quotes, unfortunately they are not as easy to live by as they are to read :)

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      fibo777 6 years ago

      Yes, Bodybreak, it is not easy to live. But who has promised us that it is going to be easy?

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      Chris Crow 6 years ago

      I like John Lennon's "Life is what happens when you're making other plans." And your Napoleon Hill one is spot on. Thanks for compiling these great quotes.

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      fibo777 6 years ago

      Welcome Chris Crow. Thanks for taking time to read the hub.

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      bfeaver 6 years ago from Central California

      I teach. Everyday I put a thought or quote on the board for my students to journal about...this entry is very good. I like it a lot.

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      fibo777 6 years ago

      Yes, quotes are a good means for teaching and motivating students. Thanks bfeaver for dropping by and reading the article.

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      jg555 6 years ago from New York

      Great quote by Lao Tzu.

      Check out my page! More hubs to come.

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      fibo777 6 years ago

      Thank you jg555 for your comment.

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      ubalildon 6 years ago

      i like ur hub...

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      fibo777 6 years ago

      I am happy you liked it ubalildon.

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      ironbutler 6 years ago from Weaverville, NC

      ya i agree with ubalildon these are amazig quotes

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      fibo777 6 years ago

      Thanks for reading the quotes ironbutler.

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      SJ 6 years ago

      I just read a hub on death and dying, and took away from it the idea of dying a good death. Some of these quotes fit well with that idea, and its very sensible. My thought reading that previous hub was there's nothing like death to make you re-evaluate life. Nice selection of quotes, and well written article!

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      fibo777 6 years ago

      Thanks for your comment ahostagesituation. Very good insights about death.

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      Cellebrate! 5 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      thanks for sharing.

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      fibo777 5 years ago

      Always welcome Cellebrate!

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      fibo777 5 years ago

      Welcome LittlePayday. I am happy that you are inspired.

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      Seet 5 years ago from California

      I love quotes 6 and 8.

      No risk, no glory.

      No action, no progress.

      Thanks for writing this!!!!

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      fibo777 5 years ago

      I love those too. Very powerful quotes Hikapo! Thanks for reading the hub and writing your comments.

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      felicitylovespari 5 years ago

      THUMBS UP for that!!..I so love it!!..those life sayings are so TRUE!!...

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      Smalltowngrl1375 5 years ago from Lafayette, Indiana

      Awesome hub! I really enjoy quotes, it's nice to know that someone feels the same as me sometimes. I'd say that quotes are my number one inspiration/motivator :)

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      fibo777 5 years ago

      Yes Smalltowngrl1375, all of us sometimes feel the same way. We need to go on.

      Thank you for your positive feedback felicitylovespari.

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      hazelwood4 5 years ago from Owensboro, Kentucky

      Very nice write, enjoyed all the wonderful quotes.

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      Lenny Rinen 5 years ago from Auckland, New Zealand

      Hello sir, I am a Christian myself and so fascinated with your writings. I am just starting and testing the waters but writings like yours keep me afloat. Being a brain tumour survivor a lot of your words are warming my soul. Thanks and Godbless.

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      fibo777 5 years ago

      God bless you Lenny Rinen. Let God's power keep you in perfect health. Thanks for reading the hub and I hope it will help you to go on in life under any circumstances. And come out a winner.

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      Patricia Scott 5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Concise, carefully worded quotes such as you have included here convey powerful ideas for one to mull over and either absorb or discard. One can never have too many meaningful pieces of thought readily available. One mantra, quote, life lesson that is important more my life at this time is: Don't miss today! I don't know who said it...but if someone did I acknowldege it. I will keep watching....

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      fibo777 5 years ago

      Thanks for your insightful comment pstraubie48.

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      BERNARD LEVINE 5 years ago from RUIMSIG, SOUTH AFRICA

      SECRETS OF LIFE By BERNARD LEVINE

      Look for the beauty

      in everything you see.

      Walk in peace

      showing kindness

      everywhere.

      The secrets of success

      are motivation

      and dedication

      Happiness is

      what you make happen

      for yourself.

      Caring is

      going to the ends of the world

      for a stranger.

      Be useful with your life.

      Whatever you are doing

      put your whole

      being into it 100%

      Loving is

      pleasing your loved one everyday

      in a 1000 different ways.

      Control your mind

      you are its master

      Be in control.

      Live your life

      without hurting or

      destroying.

      Believe in yourself.

      Have respect for yourself.

      Walk through life

      always with a song.

      © Bernard Levine

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      fibo777 5 years ago

      Thanks for the quote sunkentreasure.

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