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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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Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts - it's what you do with what you have left.

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A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our heart.True Love Quotes Greetings and Facebook Status

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Welcome to CSN and thanks for much for the web-site I like it 

 

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"If it weren't for cancer, I'd say I have the perfect life. If it weren't for cancer, would I even realize this?"
~me

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I think many of us have felt this way but none of us have put it into words as nicely as you have. It's a shame we don't realize what we have until we are faced with a chance of losing it.

Take care
Glenna

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I totally understand that statement, we tend not to see all that we have until the threat of losing it all is upon us. I refer to my pre-cancer years as my charmed life and my post cancer years as my blessed life. I am blessed because without a doubt I know who truly loves me and who will stand by me no matter what. As you know I am a breast cancer survivor and being on that board for several years it has become abundantly evident that there is a good number of women who lose their spouse when they get this cancer, mine has stuck by me through 3 battles and loves me more today then he ever has. Yes Phil there is some truth to what you stay. Thanks for the post.

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From Phillieg:
"If it weren't for cancer, I'd say I have the perfect life. If it weren't for cancer, would I even realize this?"
~me
..............

:)

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This quote is very true. You really don't realise what you have before cancer changes the way you see things, how you view the world and what you take for granted every day...unfortunately when I was diagnosed I was young and didn't understand what I had in the first place.

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" Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart." -Henry Clay

Love,
Cecile

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"Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced."
James Baldwin

Leslie

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Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass; it is about dancing in the rain.
Lorrie

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Wonderful and oh so true!!! Nice to see you here Lorrie, very nice indeed!

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Lorrie,
I really like this one.
Norma

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By Balentine:
"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass; it is about dancing in the rain.
Lorrie"
................

Wow!

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Flowers grow in the spaces where the bombs don't fall.

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(John Lennon reference)

I have found this 'Flowers' quote to be profound since the first time I read it, whether here or elsewhere and for some reason, every time I read it I oddly think of Kurt Vonnegut and the images of the bombing of Dresden. It is a curious connection, I know.

Take care,

Joe

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Cancer taught me you can't wait for the storm to pass; faith showed me how to dance in the rain.

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Live Simply, Love Generously, Care Deeply, Speak Kindly, Leave the rest to GOD.

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Be nice to people, you never know what they may be going through. Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

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My mom had these two in her office wall.
We cannot change the wind, we can only adjust our sails.
The man at the top of the mountain did not fall there.

And my personal one is:
Don't let worrying about tomorrow rob you of today.
Stef

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Hi Stef,

I like all of those, wonderful! I have so enjoyed reading everyone's quotes, it is fun to hear what everyone finds inspiring. Chen and I were just chatting about you (were your ear's burning LOL!) We were in chat with other folks from our state and we were brought you into our convo saying you were also in our state.

Hope all is going well for you and yours, always wonderful to hear from you!

RE

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Since this is one of the Spirituality forums, I don't feel out of place in saying that I am very drawn to the crystal in your picture. Occasionally, I am taken by a particular piece and this one really is stunning.

Is it something that you own? May I ask (if you do) what part it plays in your life?

Just drawn to it.

Thanks,

AussieMaddie

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‎"God is a metaphor for a mystery that absolutely transcends all human categories of thought, even the categories of being and non-being - those are categories of thought. It's as simple as that."

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"Happiness is having a large, close-knit, loving family~~~~in another city."

George Burns

"To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world."

"We do what we have to do, so we can do what we want to do."

"Even if I knew the world would end tomorrow, I would plant a tree today.

And , in an old interview with John Lennnon, he said that originally, Paul McCartneys words were:

"And in the end, the love you get is equal to the love you give."
It may not be as rhymingly poetic as the "make and take" ending we heard in the song, but I find it actually more poignant.

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I like "make and take" better.
And in the end
The love you take
Is equal to the love you make.

Other facts:
It was the last song recorded collectively by all four of The Beatles, and is the final song of the medley that dominates side two of the LP version of the album.

All four Beatles have a solo in “The End”, including Ringo Starr’s only drum solo for The Beatles.

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I like "take and make" better as far as rhyming goes, but not as an Inspirational Quote!

Much better for me to know that if I give love, I will get love at least in proportion to that!
As far as "make -take" is concerned, I like Bob Dylan singing "She makes love just like a woman...she takes love just like a woman....."

And yeah, I knew that about The End~ I wasn't a teenager in the 60's for nothing! LOL

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Hahaha I remember George Burns using that one I had just forgotten it thanks for reminding me!

The second and third quote and favorites of mine as well! I agree to you I like the "And in the end, the love you get is equal to the love you give".

So glad you decided to chime in!

Hugs,

RE

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From phillieg:

(quoting Joseph Camphell)

'God is a metaphor for a mystery that absolutely transcends all human categories of thought, even the categories of being and non-being - those are categories of thought. It's as simple as that'
...........

.. and of believing and non-believing also I must conclude :)

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Gotta go with the one I always nod in agreement when I hear or read it...

"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things that I can, and the WISDOM to know the difference"

(Shortenend version from Reinhold Niebuhr)

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If I told you once I told you a million times!

Mother sure liked using this

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Oh yes Hondo my Mom liked that one as well. In addition whenever we were whining because we couldn't have what we wanted she would say "people in hell want ice water and their not getting it". Parental quotes are always interesting.

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I like that one. I think I will use it on my daughter when she is whining about what she can't have.

on the subject of what mother's say, whenever I asked my mother where she was going she would always say 'to Timbuktou'.

Well, I had a mission since I was a kid to one day go to Timbuktou. I did travel way the hell out there up the Niger river for 5 days on a boat and arrived in Timbuktou. Now, my daughter has a fascination with the place, it has an amazing history. I have a new mission to get my mother and my daughter there sometime.

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Ahhhh a mothers inspiration, even if she didn't intend to inspire you she did! I love that you desire to make it a family venture, please let me know if it happens.

Hugs,

RE

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Quoted by sea60
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God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things that I can, and the WISDOM to know the difference

............................

[always used at AA and related meetings, and from Wikipedia, originally attributed to the theologian Reinhold Niebuhr]

Damn! I'm not Christian nor do I belong to AA but this was the one that I was going to add.

How dare you get in first!

:)

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The worst prison would be a closed heart.

Pope John Paul II

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"Get busy livin' or get busy dyin"

Morgan Freeman's character "The Bucket List"

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Not sure this is truly a quote, but I found it on my first trip to my Oncologist. They have it printed on little strips of paper lying around all over the place for use as book markers or something similar. I picked it up and didn't even read it until later.

"I have lived, laughed, loved and lost.
I have cried, mourned and grieved,
hoped, prayed, and healed.
I have found strength and true beauty.
I am a survivor."

I like the message. I'm thinking it would make a nice t-shirt.

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Winsome that is a good quote thank you for sharing it, I like it~

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I really like this and it would make a great shirt

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‎"Make your god transparent to the transcendent, and it doesn't matter what his name is."
~ Joseph Campbell, Pathways to Bliss, p. xvii

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Phil that is a very good quote, thank you for sharing it with us!

RE

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Quoted by phillieg:
"Make your god transparent to the transcendent, and it doesn't matter what his name is."
~ Joseph Campbell, Pathways to Bliss, p. xvii
.................

Ok. Not sure who, but either you or Joseph Campbell is scaring me :)

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"
Look up to the sky at the brightest star & know that's your loved on looking down on you".
"Carole"

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Keep an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out - attributed at various times to R.Feynman, C.Sagan, J.Oberg...

And here's the parental quote that has stayed with me the longest, from my mom - A poor craftsman blames his tools.

Also from my mom, Beans, beans, good for the heart... - need I go on? ;-)

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Hmmm, we had a similar one but it was..Beans, beans, the musical fruit. The more you eat the more you toot....

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I remember both the beans ones from my childhood, thanks for taking me back a few! :-)

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Hmmm...Ours was 'grits, grits, the more you eats the more you..."

Just joking!

Take care,

Joe

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You must be a southern boy...we don't do grits in New England - LOL

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OH JOE!

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On the back of one of my t-shirts it says:

No Grits, No Glory.

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