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Inspiring Quotes On Life

by Vidya Sury September 13, 2014 15 comments
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Right now, I could do with all the pep-talking I could get. I feel pretty low – emotionally and physically. I am fighting a tummy bug as I am trying to cope with the sadness that seems to have settled at our place, temporarily. Life WILL go on, we will accept the way life is. Because, you see, nature intended us to move on. And as humans, we have the wonderful innate ability to filter the good parts and allow them to fuel us as we stumble on.

My love for inspiring quotes started during my childhood when my Mom would leave little notes of encouragement all over the place. I confess I follow her habit with my son and am always rewarded with a positive response.

Over the years, I have built such a huge repository of inspiring quotes that I never lack for motivation and positive affirmations.

Today, I felt the need to spend some time with these wise words and I’d like to share some of them with you.

Inspiring quotes on life

Do one thing every day that scares you. ― Eleanor Roosevelt

If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts. – Albert Einstein

That which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger  – Friedrich Nietzsche

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. – Jimmy Dean

inspiring quotes on life

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover – Mark Twain.

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant – Robert Louis Stevenson.

Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like – Will Rogers.

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional – Anony-mouse.

inspiring quotes on life

Life is not about kissing a**, it’s about kicking a**!

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it – Henry David Thoreau. (I love this one!)

When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us – Alexander Graham Bell.

Be smart enough to hold on, be brave enough to let go

inspiring quotes on life

You are who you are and what you are because of what has gone into your mind. You can change who you are and what you are by changing what goes into your mind – Zig Ziglar

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. ~ Abraham Lincoln

and I must end with the Serenity Prayer….

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference

inspiring quotes on life

Have a great weekend. ♥

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Proactive Indian September 14, 2014 at 10:13 am

Superb quotes!
I particularly liked ‘…Let them go’ and those by R.L. Stevenson and Alexander Graham Bell.
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Vidya Sury September 14, 2014 at 8:03 pm

Same here, Pro. So hard to choose favorites from the quotes I’ve collected!
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Kaarina Dillabough September 14, 2014 at 7:52 pm

Ah my dear friend, we seem to be on a similar wavelength right now:( Lovely quotes and excellent reminders that there is always light at the end of the tunnel, even on the darkest days. Much love, Kaarina
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Vidya Sury September 14, 2014 at 8:03 pm

You know I hold you in my heart, Kaarina! This too shall pass, eh? ♥
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Raghib Ahmed September 14, 2014 at 8:58 pm

So many great motivational reminders here. Thanks for sharing Vidya 🙂

My Inner Chick September 14, 2014 at 9:12 pm

LOVE Rumi!
Love you more than black eyed susans’ in September.
XX Love flowing from here to there, dear.
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Vidya Sury September 15, 2014 at 10:23 am

I love Rumi too, Kim! Hugs and love you more than the frangipani garden near our place!
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Roland Yeomans September 15, 2014 at 1:58 am

Vidya, I think depression lurks in the shadows for us all and comes at the whisper of its name. The light of laughter seems to work for me. I pray you find the way brighter and easier this new week.

Thanks for the great quote. I used the Thoreau quote in one of my first books. 🙂
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Vidya Sury September 15, 2014 at 10:20 am

Thank you Roland. And welcome.
Yes you are right. I rely on laughter most of the time, but sometimes, it takes a little more effort to realize it. Glad you are here today!
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Aditi September 15, 2014 at 4:39 pm

Hope you are feeling better Vidya! Love Rumi’s quote and Abraham Lincoln’s Life quote! 🙂
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Vidya Sury September 16, 2014 at 12:10 pm

Thank you Aditi, yes, feeling better now! I love Rumi!
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Sebastian Aiden Daniels September 16, 2014 at 5:18 am

I love myself some quotes too. I hope you are feeling better. I send positive vibes your way regardless and send a hug to you. Sometimes you just have to feel sad and embrace it because you are right that it tends to pass just as all things in life do. Without sadness, we wouldn’t know how awesome happiness is.

I’ll pin this for you my friend.
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Vidya Sury September 16, 2014 at 11:52 am

I appreciate your support and love, Sebastian! Hugs back! True – we need the downs to cherish the ups!
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Birgit September 17, 2014 at 12:29 am

I love your quotes and they are always great to read. My mom loved them also and she had one which i love…”It is better to walk with an angel through hell than with the devil through paradise”
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Vidya Sury September 17, 2014 at 12:33 am

Oh, I love that one, Birgit! Thanks for reminding me. 🙂 One of my all-time favorites is: “There is a special place in hell for women who won’t help other women” Hugs!
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