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

No Grits, No Glory.

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You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of you life but by realising who you are at the deepest level.

Ekhart Tolle

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And that is, ultimately, the hard part.

Enjoy your posts, mariam.

Take care,

Joe

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When we lose one blessing, another is often, most unexpectedly, given in it's place.

Gayle

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I am still pondering that quote.

Thanks. I enjoy your posts as well Joe.

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Quoted by mariam_11_09:
You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of you life but by realising who you are at the deepest level.

Ekhart Tolle
..................

A teacher I like very much, though in this case, my personal preference would be:

.. but by realizing and accepting where you are [your circumstances], you are enabled, not disabled, by them.

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If you don’t get moving you will live to regret it.

She normally said this while holding a switch in her hand, Get the Picture.

Noellesmom
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My mother and your mother have GOT to be related.

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We laugh about it now but just the thoughts of remembering Mom and the things she would say and tell us are a wonderful experience. She has been gone for 26 years now but her memories still lives on.

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She's 84 and recovering from pneumonia. Just today she told the therapist she would have a heart attack if she raised her arms over her head. She admits she doesn't know who told her that but didn't think it was worth taking the chance. Besides, she just didn't feel like it right then.

Moms - gotta love 'em.

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When I did something wrong Mom would send me to get two switches, first a long and second a short one.

Why she would say, because I am going to wear the first one out on your butt and the second one on your back if you don’t start to listen when I speak.

Sorry Mom but what did you say... she painted the picture very clear

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I didn’t know anything about breast cancer when I got it.
-Rue McClanahan

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Re:
my having just arrived here, by your suggestion for this thread, you have become my officially favourite poster :)
AussieMaddie

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So glad I could brighten your day with this thread, many folks came up with some fun, interesting and even a few thought provoking quotes.

RE

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as a christian my wife and i take strength from the bible, Gods word. one fav verse is Joshua 1-9, Be strong, take courage. do not fear or be dismayed. for I, the Lord, am with you always. God bless.

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"Sit in silence for at least ten minutes each day."
Don't know who first wrote it.

(The hardest thing in the world and, so like meditation, it's beautiful)

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"If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or Fight Like Hell." ~ Lance Armstrong

"Cancer is so limited...It cannot cripple love, It cannot shatter hope, It cannot corrode faith, It cannot eat away peace, It cannot destroy confidence, It cannot kill friendship, It cannot shut out memories, It cannot silence courage, It cannot reduce eternal life, It cannot quench the Spirit"

"Each day is a day of steady progress. You may not see it but I do. Persevere. Love and laugh." --Two Listeners

"Wait in Love with Me. As you wait, courage and hope will flow into your being." --Two Listeners

"Your need is My chance to help. Faith is all I need to manifest My Power."
--Two Listeners

"Wonders are unfolding beyond your dreams and hopes. To everything say "All is well"." ~Two Listeners

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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 if everything is."

Albert Einstein
German-born Theoretical Physicist

MayLee12
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One which I find myself thinking about a lot recently is:

“Life without faith in something is too narrow a space to live.”

by George Lancaster Spalding

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That is why John said in Hebrews that faith is the substance of things we all hoped for and the evidence of things we have not seen yet but know that they are there.

Hondo

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This is the wonderful and tragic dichotomy between belief and disbelief, but fails to account for the unknowing.

Take care,

Joe

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Ask not what Your Country can do for you but what you can do for your Country!

Kennedy

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It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.

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I know it's not a quote, but I love this poem:

Mother Teresa's Anyway Poem

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

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"Enjoy the little things for one day you may look back and realize that they were the big things."

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A Pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity: but an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

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The most important trip you take in life is meeting people half way

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I will bless the Lord who guides me; even at night my heart instructs me. I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for He is right beside me. ~ King David

jsko
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stop

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"Would the Child you were, be proud of the person you are?"

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I was in Chemo treatments and went and spoke with anohter guy in the room... when he describes his cancer, he said several times...

**** happens, and **** Happened!

love it.

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The greatness comes not when things always go well for you. But the greatness comes when you're really tested, when you take some knocks, some disappointments, when sadness comes. Because only if you've been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain. ~ Richard M. Nixon

Love this quote!

thanks, Nicola

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