Saturday, June 14, 2014

Veronica Roth, Divergent

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We've all started to put down the virtues of the other factions in the process of bolstering our own. I don't want to do that. I want to be brave, and selfless, and smart, and kind, and honest." He clears his throat. "I continually struggle with kindness.

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by Veronica Roth, Divergent

C. JoyBell C.

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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.

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by C. JoyBell C.

Vincent van Gogh

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Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by Vincent van Gogh

Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

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How would your life be different if…You stopped allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions? Let today be the day…You stand strong in the truth of your beauty and journey through your day without attachment to the validation of others

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Charles Bukowski, Factotum

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It was like the beginning of life and laughter. It was the real meaning of the sun

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by Charles Bukowski, Factotum

Ayn Rand, Anthem

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My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end. It is its own goal. It is its own purpose.

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by Ayn Rand, Anthem

Douglas Adams

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Can't stand all these poisonous creatures, all these snakes and insects and fish and things. Wretched things, biting everybody. And then people expect me to tell them what to do about it. I'll tell them what to do. Don't get bitten in the first place. (quoting Dr. Struan Sutherland)

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by Douglas Adams

Friday, June 13, 2014

Neil deGrasse Tyson

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For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by Neil deGrasse Tyson

C. JoyBell C.

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I think that the best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life on their own terms, allow them to take the subway... let them be better people, let them believe more in themselves.

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by C. JoyBell C.

Ayn Rand

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You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by Ayn Rand

Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

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The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

Alice Sebold

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You save yourself or you remain unsaved.

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by Alice Sebold

Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim

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My task, which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel--it is, before all, to make you see.

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim

Shel Silverstein

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All The Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas
Layin' In The Sun,
Talkin' 'Bout The Things
They Woulda-Coulda-Shoulda Done...
But All Those Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas
All Ran Away And Hid
From One Little Did.

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by Shel Silverstein

Harry S. Truman

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It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by Harry S. Truman

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney's Cinderella

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A dream is a wish your heart makes, when you're fast asleep.

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney's Cinderella

Laurell K. Hamilton, A Stroke of Midnight

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My father had taught me to be nice first, because you can always be mean later, but once you've been mean to someone, they won't believe the nice anymore. So be nice, be nice, until it's time to stop being nice, then destroy them.

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by Laurell K. Hamilton, A Stroke of Midnight

Mae West

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I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it.

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by Mae West

Christopher Paolini

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Without fear there cannot be courage.

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by Christopher Paolini

Elizabeth Gilbert

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I was suffering the easily foreseeable consequences. Addiction is the hallmark of every infatuation-based love story. It all begins when the object of your adoration bestows upon you a heady, hallucinogenic dose of something you never dared to admit you wanted-an emotional speedball, perhaps, of thunderous love and roiling excitement. Soon you start craving that intense attention, with a hungry obsession of any junkie. When the drug is witheld, you promptly turn sick, crazy, and depleted (not to mention resentful of the dealer who encouraged this addiction in the first place but now refuses to pony up the good stuff anymore-- despite the fact that you know he has it hidden somewhere, goddamn it, because he used to give it to you for free). Next stage finds you skinny and shaking in a corner, certain only that you would sell your soul or rob your neighbors just to have 'that thing' even one more time. Meanwhile, the object of your adoration has now become repulsed by you. He looks at you like you're someone he's never met before, much less someone he once loved with high passion. The irony is,you can hardly blame him. I mean, check yourself out. You're a pathetic mess,unrecognizable even to your own eyes. So that's it. You have now reached infatuation's final destination-- the complete and merciless devaluation of self." - pg 20-21

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by Elizabeth Gilbert

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Dalai Lama XIV

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Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by Dalai Lama XIV

William Shakespeare, Macbeth

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To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by William Shakespeare, Macbeth

Napoleon

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Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by Napoleon

Gayle Forman, If I Stay

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Fake it 'till you make it.

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by Gayle Forman, If I Stay

Daisaku Ikeda

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Even if things don't unfold the way you expected, don't be disheartened or give up. One who continues to advance will win in the end.

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by Daisaku Ikeda

Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice

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Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice

Rumi, The Essential Rumi

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Be melting snow.
Wash yourself of yourself.

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by Rumi, The Essential Rumi

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Mahatma Gandhi

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I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings.

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by Mahatma Gandhi

Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

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Why Not You?

Today, many will awaken with a fresh sense of inspiration. Why not you?

Today, many will open their eyes to the beauty that surrounds them. Why not you?

Today, many will choose to leave the ghost of yesterday behind and seize the immeasurable power of today. Why not you?

Today, many will break through the barriers of the past by looking at the blessings of the present. Why not you?

Today, for many the burden of self doubt and insecurity will be lifted by the security and confidence of empowerment. Why not you?

Today, many will rise above their believed limitations and make contact with their powerful innate strength. Why not you?

Today, many will choose to live in such a manner that they will be a positive role model for their children. Why not you?

Today, many will choose to free themselves from the personal imprisonment of their bad habits. Why not you?

Today, many will choose to live free of conditions and rules governing their own happiness. Why not you?

Today, many will find abundance in simplicity. Why not you?

Today, many will be confronted by difficult moral choices and they will choose to do what is right instead of what is beneficial. Why not you?

Today, many will decide to no longer sit back with a victim mentality, but to take charge of their lives and make positive changes. Why not you?

Today, many will take the action necessary to make a difference. Why not you?

Today, many will make the commitment to be a better mother, father, son, daughter, student, teacher, worker, boss, brother, sister, & so much more. Why not you?

Today is a new day!

Many will seize this day.

Many will live it to the fullest.

Why not you?

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

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You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously.

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Monday, June 9, 2014

Elizabeth Gilbert

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So tonight I reach for my journal again. This is the first time I’ve done this since I came to Italy. What I write in my journal is that I am weak and full of fear. I explain that Depression and Loneliness have shown up, and I’m scared they will never leave. I say that I don’t want to take the drugs anymore, but I’m frightened I will have to. I am terrified that I will never really pull my life together.
In response, somewhere from within me, rises a now-familiar presence, offering me all the certainties I have always wished another person would say to me when I was troubled. This is what I find myself writing on the page:

I’m here. I love you. I don’t care if you need to stay up crying all night long. I will stay with you. If you need the medication again, go ahead and take it—I will love you through that, as well. If you don’t need the medication, I will love you, too. There’s nothing you can ever do to lose my love. I will protect you until you die, and after your death I will still protect you. I am stronger than Depression and Braver than Loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me.

Tonight, this strange interior gesture of friendship—the lending of a hand from
me to myself when nobody else is around to offer solace—reminds me of something that happened to me once in New York City. I walked into an office building one afternoon in a hurry, dashed into the waiting elevator. As I rushed in, I caught an unexpected glance of myself in a security mirror’s reflection. In that moment, my brain did an odd thing—it fired off this split-second message: “Hey! You know her! That’s a friend of yours!” And I actually ran forward toward my own reflection with a smile, ready to welcome that girl whose name I had lost but whose face was so familiar. In a flash instant of course, I realized my mistake and laughed in embarrassment at my almost doglike confusion over how a mirror works. But for some reason that incident comes to mind again tonight during my sadness in Rome, and I find myself writing this comforting reminder at the bottom of the page.

Never forget that once upon a time, in an unguarded moment, you recognized yourself as a FRIEND…

I fell asleep holding my notebook pressed against my chest, open to this most recent assurance. In the morning when I wake up, I can still smell a faint trace of depression’s lingering smoke, but he himself is nowhere to be seen. Somewhere during the night, he got up and left. And his buddy loneliness beat it, too.

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by Elizabeth Gilbert

Arthur O'Shaughnessy, Poems of Arthur O'Shaughnessy

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We are the music-makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
And sitting by desolate streams.
World-losers and world-forsakers,
Upon whom the pale moon gleams;
Yet we are the movers and shakers,
Of the world forever, it seems.

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by Arthur O'Shaughnessy, Poems of Arthur O'Shaughnessy

Andrea Hirata, Sang Pemimpi

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Bermimpilah, karena Tuhan akan memeluk mimpi-mimpi itu.

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by Andrea Hirata, Sang Pemimpi

Emily Dickinson

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To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by Emily Dickinson

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love ...

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Mark Twain

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The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man's.

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by Mark Twain

Jason Mraz

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You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying. To the best you can do everyday.

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by Jason Mraz

Gordon B. Hinckley

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It is not so much the major events as the small day-to-day decisions that map the course of our living. . . Our lives are, in reality, the sum total of our seemingly unimportant decisions and of our capacity to live by those decisions.

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by Gordon B. Hinckley

Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

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People say that eyes are windows to the soul.

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

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Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings by Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

 

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