Inspiring Quotes

“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 most frightens us."  -Nelson Mandela

“To be nobody-but-yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you like everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting." -E. E. Cummings

“It is never too late to be what you might have been” -George Elliot

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

“What faith does is give us courage to go on in spite of our fear. Faith doesn’t get rid of doubt, it enables us to go on with courage in spite of doubt.” -Rev. Mark Feldmier

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts”-Winston Churchill

“Life is short. If there is anything worse than not reaching your goals, it’s setting goals too low and reaching them.” -Bishop William Willimon

“How we spend our days, is how we spend our lives” -Anne Dillard

“You Miss 100% of the shots you never take.” -Wayne Gretzky

“We must be still and still moving.”-T.S. Eliot

“You can run fast alone, but you can run far together.” -an African Proverb

“Where there is love, there is life.” -Mahatma Gandhi

“The only kind of love that helps anyone grow is unconditional love.” -Brennan Manning

“Without love we fall ill.” -Sigmund Freud

“We see because we have been seen. And love because we have been loved.” -Cynthia Anderson

“For one human being to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks; the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.” -Rainer Maria Rilke

“A major characteristic of genuine love is that the distinction between oneself and the other is always maintained and preserved.” -Scott Peck

“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” -Victor Hugo

“Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.” -Rollo May

“The more we avoid our pain, the more entrenched it becomes.” -Paul Solotaroff

“People trapped in miserable lives always talk about escaping. Few actually do it. It’s easier to just close your eyes and pretend the misery doesn’t exist.” -The Mentalist

“The best way out is always through.” -Robert Frost

“A problem well stated is a problem half solved.” -Ancient Proverb

“If our pain doesn’t destroy us, it just might transform us into truly human beings at last.” -Fredrick Buechner

“Good therapy helps. Good friends help. Pretending that we are doing better than we are doesn’t. Shame doesn’t. Being heard does.” -Anne Lamott

“Psychotherapy to a great extent involves a grieving process. Figuring out what can be changed, and what must be mourned. Good grief, liberates you and enables you to live a more abundant life. Bad grief, attaches you and you become stuck.” -Dr. Michael Leffel

“The longer we stay in Hell, the more we become attached to it.” -C.S. Lewis

“The difference between rats and people is that when a rat gets shocked at one end of a maze, he never goes there again” -B.F. Skinner

“Sometimes grace works like water wings when you feel you are sinking” -Anne Lamott

“Don’t wonder why people go crazy, wonder what makes them not. Wonder what keeps them together.” -Grey’s Anatomy

“It’s a poor thing to be sane!” -Psychoanalyst, D.W. Winnicott

“…it’s never too late to wonder how God may take your situation, bad as it may seem at the moment, and like an ancient alchemist bring from it incredible good” -John Claypool

"Belief is the capacity to see not only life's surfaces but also its holy depths, to be able to look at events unfolding around us but also to look through them, above them and beneath them to preceive what is truly happening." -Thomas Long

“Now the ears of my ears awake and the eyes of my eyes open” -EE Cummings

“God’s love does not protect us from suffering. God’s love protects us in the midst of suffering.” -Hans Kung

“When we are no longer able to change a situation- we are challenged to change ourselves.” -Viktor Frankl

"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” -Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh

“And then the day came, when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful, than the risk it took to Blossom.” -Anais Nin

“I can be changed by what happens to me. I refuse to be reduced by it.” -Maya Angelou

“You must begin to trust yourself. If you do not then you will forever be looking to others to prove your own merit to you, and you will never be satisfied. You will always be asking others what to do, and at the same time resenting those from whom you seek such aid.” -Jane Roberts

“No-one can make you feel inferior without your consent” -Eleanor Roosevelt

“We are the potential saints for future generations. We are the shoulders on which others will stand. Will we be ancestors who sat on their hands or ancestors who raised their hands?” -Mary W. Anderson

“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“For nothing will be impossible with God” -Luke 1:37


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