Inspiring quotes

Inspiring Quotes To Pep You Up

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Quotes, especially inspiring quotes are a great source of encouragement for me.  I don’t mind admitting that I am a quote-junkie and enjoy reading them. When I was a little girl, my Mom would make little greeting cards for me whenever I needed a little push and write an inspiring quote in it.  So it became a habit over time and before I knew it, I started collecting them.

I can reel off one for every occasion and my folks at home, I suspect, are highly amused with this habit of mine. Naturally, there are favorites. So even as I was trying to compile a nice bunch for today’s post, I was looking for images and came across the one you’re looking at, below – and thought it was just perfect. What better than inspiring quotes from A to Z for Day 17 of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge?

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I am sure we could all do with a good dose of encouragement every once in a while to give our flagging energy levels a boost. So here we go..with some tried and tested…

Inspiring Quotes from A to Z

Every ACCOMPLISHMENT starts with the decision to try

Being different is one of the most BEAUTIFUL things on earth.

CREATIVITY is intelligence having fun.

The surest way not to fail is to DETERMINE to succeed.

The EXPERT in anything was once a beginner.

The best way to predict the FUTURE is to create it.

You are never too old to set another GOAL or to dream a new dream.

There is no substitute for HARD WORK

Logic will get you from A to Z; IMAGINATION will get you anywhere.

A JOURNEY of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

The art of being wise is the art of KNOWING what to overlook.

Today a reader, tomorrow a LEADER

One way to keep MOMENTUM going is to constantly have greater goals.

Work alone is NOBLE

If a window of OPPORTUNITY appears, don’t pull down the shade.

PERSEVERANCE is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.

QUALITY is not an act, it is a habit.

Take RISKS: ¡f you win, you will be happy; ¡f you lose, you will be wise.

An obstacle is often a STEPPING STONE .

I Belleve that every person is born with TALENT

Always desire to learn something USEFUL

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the VISIBLE

Wake up every morning with the thought that something WONDERFUL is about to happen.

The difference between ordinary and eXTRAORDINARY ¡s that little extra.

Good habits formed at YOUTH make all the difference.

ZEAL without knowledge is fire without light.

Here is the printable list for you. Just “right click” and save.

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  • Reply
    April 19, 2014 at 1:38 am

    I *love* this!!! I love the printable – what a wonderful gift!

    This quote has been my favorite *A JOURNEY of a thousand miles begins with a single step.*

    This quote is one from your list that I hadn’t heard before and I love *An obstacle is often a STEPPING STONE.*

    Thank you!
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    April 19, 2014 at 5:16 am

    Thank you for the nice collection.Your posts under this A-Z challenge are unique and have your distinct stamp.
    I love quotes for their wisdom.I have been sending for years early in the morning a good morning mail to friends with an inspiring quote and an apt picture.
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      Vidya Sury
      April 19, 2014 at 11:43 pm

      What a lovely idea! I can imagine how happy your recipients must feel!
      Thank you, Sir!
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    Stepheny Houghtlin
    April 19, 2014 at 6:04 am

    On the 18th day of the #atozchallenge I am having a great time visiting new blogs like yours. I love quotes too! Gardening and related topics are my theme. If you have time or interest, come and visit.

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      Vidya Sury
      April 19, 2014 at 11:39 pm

      Thank you Stepheny! I remember visiting your blog a couple of days ago! And I love your word for Q – Quip! Thank you for dropping by!
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    Sreeja Praveen
    April 19, 2014 at 8:12 am

    I lovequotes, and as everyone, I have my favourites too 🙂 One of my favourites is the ” HE who knows not” quote 🙂 Loved this collection, Vidya 🙂 Especially the crisp ones about creativity, expert and risk 🙂 And yahooooo for the printable list !! That’s so cute 🙂
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      Vidya Sury
      April 19, 2014 at 11:29 pm

      So didya print it? ♥ Hugs, Sreeja!
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    Proactive Indian
    April 19, 2014 at 9:29 am

    I enjoy inspiring quotes. Some of my favourites (not in any particular order):

    I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. – Mother Teresa

    Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. – Martin Luther King Jr.

    Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. – JFK

    “The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

    “Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.” – Dale Carnegie
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      Vidya Sury
      April 19, 2014 at 11:22 pm

      🙂 A wonderful list, Pro! I love them all! Sometimes I think I can read quotes all day long (and sometimes I come pretty close to it!)
      Thank you so much!
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    Beloo Mehra
    April 19, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Great collection of quotes here. I like the one by William James very much – the art of being wise…
    I am also quite fond of quotes because I find so much wisdom is packed in these little sentences. But then I also feel like knowing more about the quote – like its context and the larger backdrop against which this particular thought was first formulated/uttered/written. It can be an interesting line of inquiry, I think 🙂 Thanks for sharing this dose of inspiration today.
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      Vidya Sury
      April 19, 2014 at 11:27 pm

      One of the assignments I had during summer vacation when I was in school was to dig deeper into the origin of quotes, Beloo! Loved that exercise! And often, the information would be quite surprising and not what we expected at all! And there was no internet!

      Thank you, Beloo!
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    Corinne Rodrigues
    April 19, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    You know I’m a quote hoarder! This is so creative! Printing it off – of course! 😉
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      Vidya Sury
      April 19, 2014 at 11:18 pm

      I fell in love with it, Corinne! The wonderful thing is – I love every quote in the list! 🙂
      Looks so pretty!♥
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    A Walk into the Woods
    April 19, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Vidya, I love inspiring quotes and have always used them to lift me and others up.
    Thanks for sharing these amazing quotes with all of us!!

    My favourite quote is
    “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it turned into a butterfly.”
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    Chandra Senan
    April 19, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Great selection of quotes, Vidya. Well done.

    I’ve got a particular predilection for the witticisms of Oscar Wilde, some of which I list below. Enjoy.

    I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.

    There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.

    Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.

    Work is the curse of the drinking classes.

    All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.

    Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation

    The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.

    Be yourself; everyone else is already taken

    Chandra Senan
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      Vidya Sury
      April 19, 2014 at 11:20 pm

      Looks like you peeked into my favorite list! I love Oscar Wilde’s quotes for their witty twist!
      Thank you for adding value to my post!
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    April 19, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Yet another wonderful and thought provoking post Vidya. Loved it!

    One of my favourites is Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s
    “Life is not what one lived, but what one remembers and how one remembers it in order to recount it”

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      Vidya Sury
      April 19, 2014 at 11:23 pm

      Lovely quote, Anyta! Thank you!
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    April 20, 2014 at 9:41 am

    I’m printing this post out and sticking it in my study.

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    April 20, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    This is so awesome Vidya!! Kudos to your thought of making a printable list! Muahh… 🙂
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    Shailaja V
    April 21, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    I LIVE for quotes 😀 And what a cute image of the A-Z quotes. Good idea for a future challenge 😉
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    April 22, 2014 at 8:16 am

    I love that picture. The spring in that girl’s feet is so happy. And W is my favourite quote. I did quotes too for Q. What’s that about great minds….? 😉
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    Michelle Wallace
    April 23, 2014 at 1:59 am

    This is one of my faves: A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
    And also the Maya Angelou quote: I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
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    David Ryan
    May 10, 2014 at 11:40 am

    This is my favorite: Take RISKS: ¡f you win, you will be happy; ¡f you lose, you will be wise. So true!

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      Vidya Sury
      May 10, 2014 at 11:58 am

      Thank you, David. I know. 🙂 Nothing attempted, nothing gained!

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