Thursday, September 4, 2014

20 Inspiring Quotes to Live By

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Quotes about success, happiness, love and life to inspire and motivate you:

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. -Albert Schweitzer

Unhappiness is the hunger to get; happiness is the hunger to give. . . . If the individual should set out for a single day to give happiness, to make life happier, brighter and sweeter, not for himself but for others, he would find a wondrous revelation of what happiness really is. -William George Jordan 

Happiness isn’t about what happens to us — it’s about how we perceive what happens to us. It’s the knack of finding a positive for every negative, and viewing a setback as a challenge. If we can just stop wishing for what we don’t have, and start enjoying what we do have, our lives can be richer; more fulfilled — and happier. The time to be happy is now. -Lynn Peters.

 One thing I learn about happiness: It's made, not found. If you want to be happy, you must create it yourself. -Wilson Kanadi

True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents. -John Gardner

Life can be found only in the present moment. The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life. -Thich Nhat Hanh

Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy -- because we will always want to have something else or something more. - David Steindl-Rast

Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. _Joshua J. Marine

Never walk away from failure. On the contrary, study it carefully and imaginatively for its hidden assets. -Michael Korda

Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to an relenting pursuit of your goal-- a commitment to excellence--that enable you to attain the success you seek.Mario Andretti Race car driver

You are a success when you have made friends with your past, are focused on the present, and are optimistic about your future. -Zig Ziglar

Getting what you go after is success; but liking it while you are getting it is happiness.-Bertha Damon

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. -Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Philosopher and writer

Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polish us up depends on us. -L. Thomas Holdcroft

It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret. -Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Olympic track and field champion

Life itself is a party; you join after it's started, and you leave before it's finished. -Elsa Maxwell

Love lights more fire than hate extinguishers. -Ella Wheeler Wilcox

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. --MIGNON MCLAUGHLIN Writer

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. -Lucille Ball (1911-1989)

Live-decently, fearlessly, joyously- and don't forget that in the long run it is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts! -Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965) Statesman

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