Inspiring Quotes

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.

- Carl Jung

If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.

- Jonathan Winters

Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.

- David O. McKay

Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.

- Dr. Dale Turner

The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.

- Helen Keller

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that frightens us. Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. You’re playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.

- Nelson Mandela, inaugural address, written by Marianne Williamson

With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.

- Keshavan Nair

Change your thoughts and you change your world.

- Norman Vincent Peale

I feel like a tiny bird with a big song!

- Jerry Van Amerongen

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.

- Nelson Mandela

My life is my message.

- Mahatma Ghandi

If you don't like something, change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.

- Mary Engelbreit

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.

- Mother Teresa

A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.

- Johann Wolfgang Goethe, from "Faust"

Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.

- Christy Borgeld

"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!"

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

- Lao Tzu

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

- Dale Carnegie

Some men see things the way they are and ask, "Why?" I dream things that never were, and ask "Why not?"

- George Bernard Shaw

Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.

- John Wooden

Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.

- David McCullough

"If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be."

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.

- By Michael Johnson

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

- Mahatma Gandhi

"There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.   

- Kim Rohn

"Trust yourself, and you will know how to live."

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.

- Virginia Satir

"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving."

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

- Buckminster Fuller

People often say that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder,' and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.

- Salma Hayek

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.

- Emily Dickenson

It takes a whole village to raise a child.

- African Proverb

"The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers & cities; but to know someone who thinks & feels with us, & who, though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden."

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.

- Henry Ford

Knowledge is proud that she knows so much;
Wisdom is humble that she knows no more.

- Cowper

There can be hope only for a society which acts as one big family, not as many separate ones.

- Anwar el Sadat

Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.

-  Christy Borgeld

I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. 

- Henry David Thoreau

Sow a thought, and you reap an act;
Sow an act, and you reap a habit;
Sow a habit, and you reap a character;
Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.

- Charles Reade

There is no strength without unity.

- Irish Proverb

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

-Mark Twain

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

- Darrell Royal, Sports in America, 1976

And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

- Abraham Lincoln