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Be Inspired! Inspirational Quotes

Life is constantly throwing challenges our way. Either we learn how to deal with them, allowing them to teach us what we need to learn . . . or we allow them to trip us up. Unless we find ways of continually nourishing our resolve, it is easy to lose our focus and get discouraged. The debilitating effects of our negative childhood tapes will rear their ugly heads and we will continue to struggle.

But what if we could push the “eject” button and replace those destructive tapes with ones that inspire and energize us?

These inspiring nuggets help remind us of the big picture of our lives. They continually highlight the difference between what we can control and what we need to let go of and accept. They inspire us to live life on its own terms and encourage us to give what we want most to get.

For the same reason that we require continual “work-outs” to stay physically fit and maintain the muscle memory in our bodies, our mental muscles require the same kind of consistent exercise. If left to themselves, they both will follow the pull of gravity!

Here’s hoping that some of these precious nuggets will help recharge YOUR battery and keep you in the best shape of your life!

“First seek to understand before you seek to be understood.”

“The future is purchased by the present.”

“Remember the lesson and forget the mistake.”


“If we talked to our friends the way we talk to ourselves, we wouldn’t have any friends left!”

“People who matter don’t mind and people who mind don’t matter.”

“It is loving to care about someone, but not to carry them.”


“There is no right way to do a wrong thing.”

“Sticks and stones can break our bones, but words can break our hearts.”

“It takes two to tangle.”


“When we focus on solving problems, we avoid placing blame.”

“No amount of love is worth sacrificing ourselves to get.”

“You cannot influence your partner unless you are susceptible to influence yourself.”


“In relationships, we will keep getting what we are getting until we stop doing what we are doing.”

“This thing we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.”

“Every choice we make comes from either fear and doubt or trust and love.”


“Sometimes our only means of transportation is a giant leap of faith.”

“Compassion is wonderful, but if it does not include ourselves, it is incomplete.”

“Most unhappiness stems from comparison.”


“The power of Attitude approximates Magic.”

“Life expands or contracts in proportion to our Courage.”

“Where we are going is more important than where we are coming from.”


“Happiness happens between the EARS””

“There is nothing perfect about perfectionism.”

“Life can only be understood backwards, but it needs to be lived forward.”


“The only difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how we use them.”

“Make a request instead of a complaint.”

“Politeness is the oil that keeps our relationships running smoothly.”


“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscape, but in having new eyes.”

“The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well.”

“Take stronger hold to what belongs to you so you can more easily let go of what doesn’t.”


“We have to choose happiness ; it doesn’t choose us.”

“Live as you wish your kids would.”

“Swallowing our pride seldom leads to indigestion.”


“Don’t let yesterday use up today.”

“The quickest way to cheer yourself up is to cheer someone else up.”

“Life is a series of problems we need to solve in order to learn the lessons we need.”