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Inspirational Quotes

I love quotes. They can inspire you to be a better person or to have hope when you thought there was none. Here are some of my favorites.

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensible; no man is useless while he has a friend. -Robert Louis Stevenson

Promise me you'll never forget me because if I thought you would I'd never leave. -Winnie the Pooh

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye. -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Even from the dark night, songs of beauty can be born. -Maryanne Radmacher-Hershey

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 a light from within. -Elizabeth Kübler-Ross

"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out."

"Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend." --Albert Camus

"Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light. I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night."

"A part of you has grown in me. And so you see, it's you and me together forever and never apart, maybe in distance, but never in heart."

"If i could reach up and hold a star for everytime you've made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand"

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer. Ed Cunningham

Our real blessings often appear to us in the shapes of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience, and we soon shall see them in their proper figures. Joseph Addison

Fear less, hope more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Hate less, love more; And all good things are yours. Anonymous

If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting? Stephen Levine

La perfection est atteinte non quand il ne reste rien à ajouter, mais quand il ne reste rien à enlever. (and for those who don't speak french, the translation is: You know you've achieved perfection in design, not when you have nothing more to add, but when you have nothing more to take away.) Antoine de Saint Exupery

Do what you can with what you have where you are. Theodore Roosevelt

You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses. ZIGGY

"Only friends will tell you the truths you need to hear to make the last part of you life bearable." - Francine Du Plessix Gray

"A lost lover will break your heart, but a lost friend is ten times worse." - Josh Kraut

"Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it kindles the great." - Comte DeBussy-Rabutin

After we have mastered the winds and the waves, the tides and the gravity; we will harness for God the energies of Love. And then for the second time in the history of men we'll have discovered fire." - Rene de Chardon

And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. - Abraham Lincoln

Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born. - Dr. Dale Turner

If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster. - unknown

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. - Ambrose Redmoon

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. - Albert Einstein

Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do in our own? - Brigham Young

At the timberline where the storms strike with the most fury, the sturdiest trees are found. - Hudson newsletter

You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them. - unknown

When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us. - Alexander Graham Bell

Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength. - St. Francis De Sales

"The theory used to be you marry an older man because they are more mature. The new theory is that men don't mature. So you might as well marry a younger one." - Anonymous***

If at first you don't succeed, well, so much for skydiving. - Victor O'Reilly***

"Inanimate objects are classified scientifically into three categories- those that don't work, those that break down, and those that get lost." - Russell Baker***

No one feels another's grief, no one understands another's joy. People imagine that they can reach one another. In reality they only pass each other by. --Franz Schubert***

"To kiss a fool is bad, but to be fooled by a kiss is worse" -I have no idea.

Little things affect little minds. -Benjamin Disraeli

While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die -- whether it is our spirit, our creativity or our glorious uniqueness. -Gilda Radner

I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong. -Leo Rosten

*** = quotes submitted by Jessie Dot


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