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Just wondering if any of you have an inspirational quote you would enjoy sharing, any religion or perhaps not religious at all simply inspirational. Here is the first one.

Now, God be praised, that to believing souls gives light in darkness, comfort in despair.

William Shakespeare

Here is one more:

"Don't count the days, make the days count."

-Muhammad Ali

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"Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning."
~Joseph Campbell

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When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you,
till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer,
never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
-harriet beecher stowe

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i really like this! am posting it on my facebook page! thanks marcia!

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"Cancer does not define me, but how I live and fight with cancer DOES define me."

"The race is not always won by the swiftest - rather slow and steady steps will still get you to the finish line - and victory!"

-Craig

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Phil, Marcia and Craig those are all wonderful quotes thank you for sharing them. I thought of another one that I keep in my Bible that helped me during my cancer battles, here goes:

But sometimes it is necessary to do that which is too much. Pope John Paul II

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RE, I wasn't going to respond to this post because I don't know that many quotes. I went to open a file (I thought it was something else) and found that quote by beecher stowe. I had come across it at some point and saved it as it's own file. Isn't that strange?

Now I've thought of another:

Never give up. Never surrender.

-Jason Nesmith from Galaxy Quest (1999 movie)

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Well perhaps you were meant to share the quote, I truly enjoyed it. I started this tread i n hopes of all of us inspiring each other with quotes that give hope and/or provoke thought. This new quote you are sharing is very good as well, I am glad you decided to chime in my friend!

♥ RE

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Galaxy Quest is Classic! Just saw part of it again the other day and was laughing out loud. I forgot how hilarious it was. And the quote is perfect. I never would have thought of it, even though I knew exactly where it had come from the moment I saw it, without having to read your credit to the movie. I think I just might have a shirt made that says that!
Blessings,
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"Sometimes you have to go through things and not around them"

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Good one Phil and so very true, sounds like you have a very wise and good friend there.

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this is a good one too!

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Yea, though I walk THROUGH the valley of the shadow of death...I shall fear no evil for Thou art with me.

Doesn't say "though I walk around it". Or "though I skip it altogether..."

From one apex to the other is always a valley.

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"Truth Will Out"

Meaning
The truth will become known eventually.

Origin
From Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, 1596:

LAUNCELOT: Nay, indeed, if you had your eyes, you might fail of
the knowing me: it is a wise father that knows his
own child. Well, old man, I will tell you news of
your son: give me your blessing: truth will come
to light; murder cannot be hid long; a man's son
may, but at the length truth will out.

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Have u or anyone else notice that when u have a secret it always comes out and usually the first one to hear the truth is the person who u did not want to know.

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TODAY MATTERS!!

Life is not measure by the breaths we take, but rahter by the moments that take our breath away.

Two of my favorites that I have hanging in my cube at work....to remind me how precious each day is!

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Oh yes it sure does! Thank you Sue for sharing your quotes they are wonderful additions to this thread.

RE

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Life is ot measured by the breaths you take , but by the moments that take your breathaway.

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I like this - I also have one which sounds similar. Its:

“Don’t count the days, make the days count.”

I always thought it was a great quote and I found out recently who came up with it ! I was surprised to see it was Muhammad Ali.
Source: breast cancer quotes

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Every religion is true one way or another. It is true when understood metaphorically. But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors, interpreting them as facts, then you are in trouble.
~ Joseph Campbell

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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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That is a wonderful quote, inspirational and thought provoking I will remember this one for a very long time thank you!

RE

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Spot on :)

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Want to keep this. Campbell certainly is profound.
It rings a chord for me somehow, I think also in relation to different forms of spirituality (not just religions - which I think of as different).
Sometimes I am arrogant when I express my beliefs, but I don't usually realize that till I read something like this.
Thanks Phil.

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"If Ignorance is Bliss, Why Aren't There More Happy People?"
That's GREAT!!!

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Oh my my my I do like that one too funny!!! Thanks Kathy.

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Seest thou a man wise in of his own conceit? There is more hope of a fool than of him.

Proverbs 26:12

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"In god we trust. All others we monitor."
Naval Intelligence

"The only easy day was yesterday!"
US Navy SEALS motto

"Any time, any where, always ready, always there."
Official Navy Submarine motto

I am the proud daughter of a retired Navy Seal, heard these in the home all the time.

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HAHAHA....I'll BET!!!

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Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom.

General George Patton

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Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.

Henry Van ****

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Forgiveness if free but not cheep it cost God the life of His Son…

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Beautiful... and so very, very true.

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If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap

Where everyone must take an equal portion

Most people would be contended to take their own and depart

**Socrates**

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Follow your bliss.

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The strength of a Man is not in his muscles but what is in his heart

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Here is another one:

~You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.~

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I love this thread!! here's mine:

"Never, never, never, never give up!" - Winston Churchill

Love,
Cecile

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A quote many of us hold dear to our hearts, thanks for reminding us!

RE

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That is a great one! I would always say 'don't stop until you see the train leaving the station'.

I was in London, had just moved out of my apartment and was on my way (already late) to catch the last train up north to spend a few weeks with family when the train in the underground stopped. It sat there for more than 45 mins. By the time I arrived at the train station the train should have already left. I ran over to the platform and there was the train! I jumped on it right as it started moving.

I was about 23 at the time. It has been a very motivating message for me and helped me to develop persistance. Well, maybe I already had it as I was persistently annoying to my brother.

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Time is like a knife cutting away our life by the seconds.

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If HE brings you to it, He will bring you through it.

:)

Beth

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"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Leslie

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Leslie thank you that is an inspirational quote I will remember!

RE

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There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

-Albert Einstein-

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There are as many ways to God as there are hairs on ones head.

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Good one!

RE

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