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This is just a random collection…feel free to add your favorites in the COMMENTS section!

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” – Pablo Picasso

You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.” – Euripides

The world is a dangerous place not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” – Albert Einstein

“A deep sense of love and belonging is an irresistible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don’t function as we were meant to. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache. We hurt others. We get sick.” – Brene Brown, Professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work

Lead her [toward] something where she can make her own hours but still feel intellectually fulfilled and get outside sometimes and not have to wear high heels.” – Tina Fey

Make your own rules and break your own rules. Leave other people’s rules for them, except for traffic lights, you’ll want to follow those.” – Tara Stiles

Give light, and people will find the way.” – Ella Baker

I always knew that deep down in every human heart, there is mercy and generosity. No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
– Nelson Mandela

It’s not the critic who counts; it’s not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done the better. The credit belongs to those of us who are actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood. We strive valiantly and sometimes there’s the triumph of achievement but at the worst, we fail, but at least we fail while daring greatly.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.” – Sonia Ricotti

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” – Arthur Rubinstein

Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am.” – Parker Palmer

You are the sky.  Everything else — it’s just the weather.” – Pema Chodron

When you love someone, the best thing you can offer is your presence. How can you love if you are not there?”  – Thich Nhat Hanh

In everyone’s life, at some point, our inner fire goes out.  It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.  We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” – Albert Schweitzer

The mountains are calling, and I must go.” -John Muir

This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” – Henry David Thoreau

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James

The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” – Maya Angelou

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.
– Gandhi

No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life. There may be countless trails and bridges and demigods who would gladly carry you across; but only at the price of pawning and forgoing yourself. There is one path in the world that none can walk but you. Where does it lead? Don’t ask, walk!

– Friedrich Nietzsche

To know what you’re going to draw, you need to begin drawing.

– Pablo Picasso

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Elizabeth Day #

    I think we’re soul sisters. You have captured many of my favorite quotes. Yay!

    July 31, 2014
  2. brinkman417 #

    I think we are soul sisters. You have captured many of my favorite quotes. Great blog! Yay!

    July 31, 2014
    • Thanks so much for the comment, Elizabeth! If you have some of your own favorite quotes to share, please add them into the comments! 🙂

      July 31, 2014

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