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What is your favorite inspirational quote?

Here are some of mine

Pain is temporary, quitting last forever.

The miracle isn't that I finished, the miracle is I had the courage to start!

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.


Thu. Jun 7, 9:13am

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Have a favorite poem that reads like a prayer for me.....

Wild Geese
by Mary Oliver

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting —
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

Thursday, June 07, 2007, 10:21 AM

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I am only one,
but I am one.
I cannot do everything,
but I can do something.
What I can do, I should do, and with the help of God,
I will do.

-Everette Hale

(Also heard this attributed to Helen Keller, but according to my HS english teacher, this is Hale's)

Thursday, June 07, 2007, 10:27 AM

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Carpe Diem

Seize the day...

Thursday, June 07, 2007, 10:27 AM

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the best things are life are not THINGS. -helen keller

Thursday, June 07, 2007, 10:37 AM

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Favorite quotes

First let me say I love this thread. I also love some of the other quotes I have read. As for a favorite, I have two that come to mind.

"Average is your enemy"
-Lance Armstrong

"Its not about how hard you can hit, its about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward"
-Rocky Balboa

Thursday, June 07, 2007, 11:04 AM

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"Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else." - Judy Garland

Thursday, June 07, 2007, 11:34 AM

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you can live with the pain of discipline or the pain of regret

Thursday, June 07, 2007, 11:35 AM

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My favorites by Eleanor Roosevelt:

-No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

-You must do the things you think you can not do.

and by Henry Ford:

-Whether you believe you can or you can't, you are right.

and I too love the Henry Ford quote- Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal....

Thursday, June 07, 2007, 11:57 AM

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A few quotes

"There is no shortcut to life. To the end of our days, life is a lesson imperfectly learned." - Harrison E. Salisbury

"Worry is nothing less than the misuse of your imagination." - Ed Foreman

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

Thursday, June 07, 2007, 1:13 PM

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Never Give Up! Never Surrender! ~ from Galaxy Quest

Nonviolence or nonexistence ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing... Strong and content I travel the open road. ~ Walt Whitman

"Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam, circum spice" [If you are seeking a pleasant peninsula, look around you] ~ State motto of Michigan

Thursday, June 07, 2007, 1:17 PM

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There is no "try." There is only "do" or "do not."- yoda

Thursday, June 07, 2007, 1:54 PM

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My favorite

Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful

If I remember correctly it was by Annette Funichello

Thursday, June 07, 2007, 6:13 PM

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Thank you guys! These were awesome! :)

Thursday, June 07, 2007, 8:41 PM

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Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
~ Emerson

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
~ Helen Keller

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars....
~Jack Kerouac

One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.

Thursday, June 07, 2007, 8:48 PM

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Failure is choosing what you want now for what you want most.

Thursday, June 07, 2007, 8:56 PM

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You do what you want to do and make excuses for the rest.

Friday, June 08, 2007, 12:07 AM

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Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. No man has learned anything rightly until he knows that every day is Doomsday.

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.

All three by Ralph Waldo Emerson. LOVE him.


Friday, June 08, 2007, 2:29 AM

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hey can anyone help me? I read one the other day and I think it was on here
Laugh insanely, kiss slowely...........I cant remember but really want to hear it again

Friday, June 08, 2007, 5:52 AM

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Great thread

If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you must find the courage to live it

-Will Jordan


Friday, June 08, 2007, 7:57 AM

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Life is too short for drama and petty things, so kiss slowly, laugh insanely and love intensely, and forgive quickly...

Friday, June 08, 2007, 9:07 AM

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In my experience, there is too much emphasis on what is minor
and not on what is essential and what is essential involves being able to transform the individual from within." -Dalai Lama
redmaiden :)

Friday, June 08, 2007, 9:12 AM

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Follow Your Bliss - Joseph Campbell

Friday, June 08, 2007, 9:34 AM

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