10 Random Inspirational Quotes #5

10 Random Inspirational Quotes #5Hi Everyone,

Thanks for all your comments in the last few posts.  I guess I’m doing something right.

I still have a big collection of random quotes, so this is a great way to get them out to you.  Here’s 10 more for you:

1. It is not real work unless you would rather be doing something else. -Sir J.M. Barrie, British novelist

2. A company’s ability to innovate is rapidly becoming the primary source of competitive success. -Christopher A. Barlett, U.S. writer

3. When you’re through changing, you’re through. -Bruce Barton, U.S. business executive

4. There are no such things as incurable, there are only things for which man has not found a cure. -Bernard Mannes Baruch, U.S. philanthropist

5. I make myself laugh at everything, so that I do not weep. -Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, French playwright

6. If we cannot be on familiar terms with our past, it is no good.  We must have a past that is the product of all the present. -Carl Becker, U.S. historian

7. Not that which men do worthily, but that which they do successfully, is what history makes haste to record. -Henry Ward Beecher, U.S. clergy

8. Only mediocrity can be trusted to be always at its best. -Sir Max Beerbohm, British essayist

9. Only the insane take themselves quite seriously. -Sir Max Beerbohm, British essayist

10. Old friends are generally the refuge of unsociable persons. -Sir Max Beerbohm, British essayist

Well, I hope at least one of these jumped out at you.

I really like the last 3…by this guy Sir Max Beerbohm.  Never heard of him till now!

Which ones do you like?  Can you share some quotes of your own?  Please do so below in the comments.  Thanks!


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    • Lorraine Kennedy
    • November 3, 2009

    …human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but…life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves. – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier. – Author Unknown

    And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. – Roald Dahl, one of the world’s greatest children’s authors

    Stuff your eyes with wonder . . . live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. – Ray Bradbury

    Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake… – Francis Bacon, Sr.

    Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do. – Pope John XXIII

    Do we need to make a special effort to enjoy the beauty of the blue sky? Do we have to practice to be able to enjoy it? No, we just enjoy it. Each second, each minute of our lives can be like this. Wherever we are, any time, we have the capacity to enjoy the sunshine, the presence of each other, even the sensation of our breathing. We don’t need to go to China to enjoy the blue sky. We don’t have to travel into the future to enjoy our breathing. We can be in touch with those things right now. – Thich Nhat Hanh

    Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child — our own two eyes. All is a miracle. – Thich Nhat Hanh

    Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is! – Ann Frank

    God does not die on the day when we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die on the day when our lives cease to be illumined by the steady radiance, renewed daily, of a wonder, the source of which is beyond all reason. – Dag Hammarskjold

    How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. – Anne Frank

    I am here to seduce you into a love of life; to help you to become a little more poetic; to help you die to the mundane and to the ordinary so that the extraordinary explodes in your life. – Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

    I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well. – Diane Ackerman

    If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, Rejoice, for your soul is alive. – Eleanora Duse

    In the entire history of the universe, let alone in your own history, there has never been another day just like today, and there will never be another just like it again. Today is the point to which all your yesterdays have been leading since the hour of your birth. It is the point from which all your tomorrows will proceed until the hour of your death. If you were aware of how precious today is, you could hardly live through it. Unless you are aware of how precious it is, you can hardly be said to be living at all. – Frederick Buechner

    It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely. – Leo F. Buscaglia

    Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children. – Kahlil Gibran

    Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. – Jalal ad-Din Rumi

    Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that it is. In the boredom and pain of it no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace. – Frederick Buechner

    Love life, engage in it, give it all you’ve got. Love it with a passion, because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it. – Maya Angelou

    Love yourself-accept yourself-forgive yourself-and be good to yourself, because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things. – Leo F. Buscaglia

    People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

    People go forth to wonder at the height of mountains, the huge waves of the sea, the broad flow of the rivers, the extent of the ocean, the course of the stars — and forget to wonder at themselves. – St. Augustine

    Reality is what we take to be true. What we take to be true is what we believe. What we believe is based upon our perceptions. What we perceive depends upon what we look for. What we look for depends upon what we think. What we think depends upon what we perceive. What we perceive determines what we believe. What we believe determines what we take to be true. What we take to be true is our reality. – Gary Zukav

    Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. – Og Mandino

    Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough. – Garrison Keillor

    The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy. – Eudora Welty

    The miracles of nature do not seem miracles because they are so common. If no one had ever seen a flower, even a dandelion would be the most startling event in the world. – Author Unknown

    The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed. – Albert Einstein

    The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace. – Carlos Santana

    The only way to live is to accept each minute as an unrepeatable miracle, which is exactly what it is: a miracle and unrepeatable. – Storm Jameson

    The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. – George Bernard Shaw

    The way to happiness: keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised. – Norman Vincent Peale

    Three essentials: KNOW what you’re doing. LOVE what you’re doing. BELIEVE IN what you’re doing. – Steve Musseau

    To those who see with loving eyes, life is beautiful.
    To those who speak with tender voices, life is peaceful.
    To those who help with gentle hands, life is full.
    And to those who care with compassionate hearts, life is good beyond measure. Author Unknown

    Unless your heart, your soul, and your whole being are behind every decision you make, the words from your mouth will be empty, and each action will be meaningless. Truth and confidence are the roots of happiness. – Kathleen Pedersen

    We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. – Jawaharlal Nehru

    We restore the holiness of the world through our loving-kindness and compassion. Everyone participates. It is a collective task. Every act of loving-kindness, no matter how great or small, repairs the world. All those ever born have shared this collective work since the beginning of time. – Rachel Naomi Remen

    What I do you cannot do; but what you do, I cannot do. The needs are great, and none of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful. – Mother Teresa

    What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

    When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms. – Mary Oliver

    You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give. – Edward O. Wilson

    You cannot fail at being yourself. A cat doesn’t try to be a tiger, and you shouldn’t try to be something you aren’t. You are a process, not a product. Your job is to discover what you are and to create that creature. You still won’t be perfect, but success isn’t about perfection–it is about authenticity. You are a success if you are being your real, authentic self. – Bernie Siegel

    You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need. – Vernon Howard

    Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. – Steve Jobs

    • Ginny Espinoza
    • November 3, 2009

    Love #1 of this batch best!!
    Thanks for providing me with constant inspiration!!

    Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.

  1. Reply

    Thanks, Lorraine!!!

    Those quotations are all great!


    • Somnath
    • November 3, 2009

    I really liked number 4.

    • preety
    • November 3, 2009

    good ones

    • smith
    • November 4, 2009

    Nice inspirational quotes, By the way, you may want to check out a very interesting ebook at http://www.cherishtheword.com
    It’s very a creative and inspiring book. Simple english words are given a new interpretation.
    If you love to play with words, you will like it a lot.

  2. Reply

    I liked the 9th the most.

    Why do some people look serious unnecessarily?

    • Mariana
    • November 4, 2009

    Thank you Shawn & Lorraine!!!!

    I really needed to read all of it – truly is “inspirational”!

    • Lynne E. Kinnunen
    • November 4, 2009

    This was an especially good batch

    • Ibrahim Kadiwala
    • November 4, 2009

    All Quotes are good.

    • Thomas
    • November 6, 2009

    Great quotes, powerful and intense.
    Thanks and God bless.

    • Lee
    • November 6, 2009

    I enjoyed reading the quotes, always something to evolve and inspire thoughts….Thanks

    Here are some I came across you may enjoy.

    A person can only grow as much as his horizon allows…..John Powell

    You see things and you say “Why”?
    But I dream things that never were, and I say “why not”?….. George Bernard

    Count your garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that

    The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their
    dreams…..Eleanor Roosevelt

    The only way of finding the limit of the possible is by going beyond them
    into the impossible…..Arthur C. Clark

  3. Reply

    I like this one:

    Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. – Jalal ad-Din Rumi

    It simply says that let’s not be too hard on ourselves.

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