Inspirational Quotes and Sayings

Inspirational Quotes & Sayings

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Inspirational Quotes and Sayings are timeless. They inspire us to look forward and to better understand who we are.

While quotes can be an entire thought expressed, sayings can be any bit of wisdom or truth.

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I am convinced, both by faith and expierence, that to maintain one's self on this earth is not a hardship but a pastime, if we live simply and wisely. ...While I enjoy the friendship of the seasons, I trust that nothing can make life a burden to me.

A symphony orchestra shows the culture of a community, not opera. The man who does not know Shakespeare is to be pitied: and the man who does not understand Beethoven and has not been under his spell has not half lived his life.
--Theodore Thomas

Behave toward every one as if receiving a great guest.

This learned I from a shadow of a tree, that to and fro did sway against a wall, our shadow selves, our infulence, may fall where we can never be.

Resolve to be thyself: and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery.

The journey is the reward.
--Tao Saying

Do what thou lovest: paint or sing or carve. Do what thou lovest though the body starve! Who works for glory oft may miss the goal. Who for money merely starves the soul: work for the work's sake, then, and it may be, these other things'll be added unto thee.

Take life too seriously, and what is it worth? If the morning wake us to no new joys, if the evening bring us not the hope of new pleasures, is it worth while to dress and undress? Does the sun shine on me today that I may reflect on yesterday? That I may endeavor to foresee and to control what can neither be foreseen nor controlled- the destiny of tomorrow?

Perhaps they are not stars,
But rather openings in Heaven,
Where the love of our lost one's
Pours down through
and shines upon us
To let us know they are happy.
--Inspired by Eskimo Legend

How shall I be able to rule over others, that have not full power and command of myself?

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There is no such thing as a small country. The greatness of a people is no more affected by the number of its inhabitants than the greatness of an individual is measured by his height. Who-ever presents a great example is great.

Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicatesd.

Truth is the beginning of every good thing, both in heaven and on earth: and he who would be blessed and happy should be from the first a partaker of the truth, that he may live a true man as long as possible, for then he can be trusted.

There are three men who all ought to look upon with affection: be that with affection looks at the face of the earth, that is delighted wdith rational works of art, and that looks lovingly on little children.

What place is so rugged and so homely that there is no beauty, if you only have a feeling for beauty?

What the catepillar preceives is the end, to the butterfly is just the beginning.
--Buddhist Saying

The morning wind forever blows, the poem of creation is uninterrupted: but few are the ears that hear. Olympus is but the outside of the earth everywhere.

Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well.
--Buddist Saying

The only religion that will do anything toward enriching your life is the religion which inspires you to do something toward enriching the life of others.

Fear knocked at the door, Faith answered. No one was there.
--Old English Legend

Although thou art not able to see the mind of man as thou seest not God, yet, so thou recognizist God from his works, so thou must acknowledge the devine power of the mind from its powers of invention, and the desire it has for the beautiful.

Art comes to you proposing frankly to give nothing but the highest quality to your moments as they pass.

There are three marks of a superior man; being virtuous, he is free from anxiety; being wise, he is free from perplexity; being brave, he is free from fear.

There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.

Every man has within himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who proves the Columbus of the soul.

To one in whom love dwells, all men are brothers.
--Buddhist Saying

The matter of simplicity, then, comes into literary style, into building, into dress, into life, individualizied always by one's personality. In each we aim at the expression of the best that is in us, not at imitation or ostentation.
--Charles Dudley Warner

While rivers run into the sea; while on the mountains shadows move over the slopes, while heaven feeds the stars, ever shall thy honour, thy name, and thy praises endure.

The greatest things in the world are pleasant thoughts: and the great art of life is to have as many of them as possible.

Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity, and truth accomplishes no victories without it.

We are here to help each other, to try to make each other happy.
--Saying of the Polar Eskimos

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