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Inspirational Quotes

“Behold this day.  It is YOURS to make.”

- Black Elk

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“A thousand mile journey begins with one step.”

- Lao Tzu

“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare.

It is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”

- Seneca

"A bird sitting in a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not in the branch but in her own wings."

"What lies before us and what lies behind us are small matters compared to what lies within us. And when you bring what is within out into the world, miracles happen."

- Thoreau

"Don't ask what the world needs.  Ask what makes you come alive and go do it, because what the world needs is people who have come alive."

 - Howard Thurman

"If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” 

 - Vincent Van Gogh

"To know what you prefer, instead of humbly saying “Amen” to what the world tells you

you ought to prefer, is to keep your soul alive."

 - Robert Louis Stevenson

"Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing."

 - Helen Keller

"If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it's not your path. 

Your own path you make with every step you take.  That's why it's your path. 

If the path before you is clear, you're probably on someone else's."

 - Joseph Campbell

"We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance."

 - Japanese Proverb

"The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them."

 - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

"For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction."

 - Cynthia Occelli

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."

 - Anais Nin

"When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on so long in the first place."

"Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light."

- Pythagoras

"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

“It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue,

and so to make a few objects beautiful;

but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look…

To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.”

- Thoreau

It only takes one person to change your life for the better, forever.

That one person can be you.

"Consult not your fears, but your hopes and your dreams."

"What do you think you can't do? I've seen flowers break through concrete."

“Everything will be all right in the end. And if it’s not all right, it's not the end.”

“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it.

Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion.

Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare.

Impossible is potential.

Impossible is temporary.

Impossible is nothing.”

- Muhammad Ali

“Never never NEVER give up.”

Winston Churchill