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Inspirational Quotations

"I am not discouraged, for every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward."

Thomas Edison

"A butterfly lights beside us, like a beam and for a brief moment it's glory belongs to our world and then it flies on. And though we are sad to see it go we are happy to have ever seen it at all."


"The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain to cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grows brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death." Thomas Paine

"Love is like color, can you explain what blue looks like?" Scott Phillip Goodman

"Whatever you are trying to avoid won't go away until you confront it"

Dr. Robert Anthony

"If you worry about what might be, and wonder what might have been, you will ignore what is."

Dr. Robert Anthony

"You are never alone with schizophrenia."-Dr. Robert Anthony

"Not to decide, is to decide"

Dr. Robert Anthony

"A winner says, 'it may be difficult but it's possible. A loser says, 'it may be possible but it's too difficult.'"


"The grand essentials for happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for." Alan K. Chalmers


"A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same." Elbert Hubbard

"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you forget the words."


"To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead."

"An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but a friend will wound your mind." Buddha

"I wonder sometimes why I constantly reject everyone who adores me...and why I am being constantly rejected by everyone I adore." Bonnie

"Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams" Unknown

"An obstacle is something you see when you take your eyes off the goal." Unknown

"Reach for the moon, if you fall short you may land on a star!" Kathy Davis

"Life moves pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around you once in a while, you could miss it."

Ferris Bueller

"I will not follow where the path may lead, but I will go where there is no path, and I will leave a trail." Unknown

"The pride is not in never failing, but rising each time you fail" Chinese Proverb

"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men." Unknown

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Eleanor Roosevelt

"God put me on this earth to do a certain amount of things. Right now I'm so far behind I'll never die."Bill Watterson

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." Unknown

"Fear less, hope more/ Whine less, breathe more/ Talk less, say more/Hate less, love more/

and all good things are yours" Swedish Proverb

"The lunatic, the lover, and the poet/ Are of imagination all compact."-Shakespeare

"Sanity is very rare: every man almost, and every woman has a dash of madness."

"The wily lunatic is lost, if through the narrowest crack, he allows a sane eye to peer into his locked universe and profane it." Colette

"Truth's foundations may be clear-but her streams are muddy, /and cut through such canals of contradiction,/ That she must often navigate o'er fiction." -Byron Fon Juan

"They laugh at me, because I'm different, I laugh at them because they are all the same." -Charles Manson

"Love is like a butterfly which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly, it may alight upon you." -Nathaniel Hawthorne

"A man chases a woman until she catches him."

"Luck is a matter of  preparation meeting opportunity"

"Luck enters into every contingency, you are a fool if  you forget it---and a greater foot if you rely upon it." Phyllis Bottome 

"I know there are nights when I have power, when I could put on something and walk in somewhere and if there is a mn who doesn't look at me, it's because he's gay."

"Advice is what we ask when we already know the answer but wish we didn't." Erica Jong

"Boyfriends weren't friends at all; they were prizes, escorts, symbols of achievement, fascination strangers, the other." - Susan Allen Toth

Quotes on Beauty

"Beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of introduction." Aristotle

"Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole time." Albert Camus

"At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman, and these hills, the softness of the sky, the outline of these trees at this very minute lose the illusory meaning with which we had clothes them, henceforth more remote than a lost paradise…that denseness and strangeness of the word is absurd." Albert Camus

"Beauty--be not caused--It Is--/Chase it, and it ceases/ Chase it not and it abides--." Emily Dickinson

"If eyes were made for seeing,/ Then Beauty is its own excuse for being." Emerson

"Things are pretty, graceful, rich, elegant, handsome but until they speak to the imagination, not yet beautiful." Emerson

"The beautiful rests on the foundation for the necessary." Emerson

"There are various orders of beauty, causing men to make fools of themselves in various styles…but there is one order of beauty, but there is one order of beauty which seems made to turn the heads not only of men but of all intelligent mammals, even of women,. It is a beauty that of kittens or of very small downy ducks making a gentle rippling noise with their soft bills, or babies just beginning to engage in conscious mischief--a beauty with which you can never be angry, but that you feel ready to crush for inability to comprehend the state of mind into which it throws you." George Eliot

"Beauty is a primeval phenomenon, which itself never makes its appearance, but the reflection of which is visible in a thousand utterances of the creative mind, and is as various as nature herself." Goethe

"Judgement of beauty can err, what with the wine and the dark." Ovid

" 'Tis not a lip nor eye, we beauty call, but the joint forces of them all." Alexander Pope

"Remember the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless: peacocks and lillies for instance." John Ruskin

"Beauty is but a flower, which wrinkles will devour;" Thomas Nash

"You don't love a woman because she is beautiful but she is beautiful because you love her." Anon

"All beauties are to be honored but only one embraced." George Santayana

"To keep beauty in its place is to make all things beautiful." George Santayana

"Outstanding beauty, like outstanding gifts of any kind, tend to get in the way of normal emotional development, and thus of that particular in life which we call happiness." Milton R. Sapirstein

"Beauty is truth's smile/ when she beholds her own face/ in a perfect mirror." Rbindranath Tago

"Look for a lovely thing and you shall find it,/ tis not far/ it will never be far."

"Spend all for a lovliness,/ Buy it and never count the cost,/ For one white singing hour of peace/ Count many a year of strife lost,/ And for a breath of ecstacy/ Give all you have been or could be." Sara Teasdale

"Such is beauty ever- neither here nor there, now nor then,- neither in Rome nor in Athens,- but wherever there is a soul to be admire." Thoreau

"The pursuit of beauty is much more dangerous non-sense than the pursuit of truth or goodness, because it affords a strongr temptation to the ego." Northrop Frye

"There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That is precisely what makes its persuit so interesting." John Kenneth Galbraith

"Where beauty is worshipped for beauty is sake as a goddess, independent of and superior to morality and philosophy, the most horrible pulrefation is apt to set in. The lives of the aesthetes are the far from edifying commentary on the religion of beauty." Aldous Huxley

"To emphasize only the beautiful seems to me to be like a mathematical system that only concerns itself with positive numbers." Paul Klee

"The ideal has many names, and beauty is but one of them." W. Somerset Maugharn

"Beauty seen is never lost, God's colors are all fast." Unknown

"Strange that vanity accompanies beauty--excusable perhaps, when there is such great beauty or at any rate understandable--should persist after the beauty is gone" Mary Arnim

"I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That's deep enough. What do you want an adoreable pancreas?" Jean Kerr

"Beauty in art is ugliness subdued." Jean Rostand"Beauty always promises, but never gives anything." Stendhal