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Inspirational Quotes

Inspirational quotes to remind us of our potential.  Live, love and dream boldly.

Favorite Inspirational Quotes

 Magnificent overlook at Torrey Pines, CA

Magnificent overlook at Torrey Pines, CA

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
— Marianne Williamson, from A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles (Harper Collins, 1992; from Chapter 7, Section 3)

The strength of a woman is not measured by the impact that all her hardships in life have had on her; but the strength of a woman is measured by the extent of her refusal to allow those hardships to dictate her and who she becomes.
— C. Joybell C.

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
— Henry David Thoreau taken from TheLivingTheory.com

A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song
— Maya Angelou

The most important lesson that I have learned is to trust God in every circumstance. Lots of times we go through different trials and following God’s plan seem like it doesn’t make any sense at all. God is always in control and he will never leave us
— Allyson Felix

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass...It’s about learning to dance in the rain.
— Vivian Greene

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
— -Goethe

Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.
— Suzy Kassem

If you haven’t got it, you can’t show it. If you have got it, you can’t hide it.
— Zora Neale Hurston