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Inspirational Quotations
1999


"One of the blessings of becoming an adult is finally seeing my mom and dad as people, not just parents."
---Sara Shandler

"For life to be meaningful, you must have a challenge."
---Roma Downey, "Touched by an Angel"

"For the test of the heart is trouble, and it always comes with tears. And the smile that is worth the praises of earth, is the smile that shines thorugh the tears."
---Unknown

"The human spirit is stronger than anything that happens to it."
---Unknown

"You know that place between awake and asleep? The place where you remember dreaming? That is where I will always think of you."
---Tinkerbell

"One of the most beautiful entities in life is letting the truth be known, for it reaches this intangible height of freedom that a lie can never touch."
---Khalil Murrell

"Ain't it kinda funny, at the dark end of the road, that someone lights the way with just a single ray of hope."
---Alabama, "Angels Among Us"

"There is a special place in life, that needs my humble skill.
A certain job I'm meant to do, which no one else can fulfill.
There is a special place in life, a goal I must attain.
A dream that I must follow, because I won't be back again."
---Unknown

"Your personality is not a fashion, it's who you are, and it never goes out of style."
---Unknown

"Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses."
---Proverbs 10:12

"So long as one person remembers you, you'll never really be dead."
---The Girl Death Left Behind by Lurlene McDaniel

"No happy time is really gone if it leaves a special memory."
---Unknown

"Your dreams can be realities. They are the stuff that leads us through life toward great happiness."
---Deborah Norville

"No, I haven't failed thousands of times. On the contrary, I have successfully eliminated thousands of ideas that do not work!"
---Thomas Edison on "failed attempts" to create the lightbulb

"The only person you need to prove anything to is yourself."
---Unknown

"The loss of a loved one is by far the worst thing most people ever go through. Does anyone ever get over the death of someone close? Doubtful. The best anyone can do is come to terms with the loss, find peace and comfort, and maybe eventually inspiration in having known the loved one."
---Randi Reisfeld and Marie Morreale

"Don't you ever wish you were someone else. You were meant to be the way you are exactly. Don't you ever say you don't like the way you are. When you learn to love yourself, you're better off by far."
---Joey McIntyre, "Stay the Same"

"Ninety-nine percent of the people in the world will hurt you, but it's the one percent that loves you that makes your life worthwhile."
---Lindsey Nyman

"Every day people are born and people die. Human beings come into this world and leave it--most without their names being immortalized in any history books. Millions of people have lived and worked and loved and died without making any great claims to fame or fortune. But they aren't forgotten--not by their friends, not by their families. And some of these people, some very special people, are not forgotten even by those who hardly knew them."
---Kim Lacina

"Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever."
---Isak Dinesen

"The people we're related to are the ones we go to for comfort, support. We connect with kin when the rest of the world seems hostile. Within our family, we are free to be ourselves, to have bad mood days, say hurtful stuff, get it off our chests. We know we'll always be forgiven."
---Randi Reisfeld and Marie Morreale

"No matter how bad things get, remembers 'This too will pass!' Believe it!"
---Chinese horoscope

"Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened."
---Unknown

"Pain is just weakness leaving the body."
---Unknown

"I think that you could be whatever you wanted to be if you could realize all the dreams you have inside."
---Joey McIntyre, "Stay the Same"

"In the end, only kindness matters."
---Jewel, "Hands"

"I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what."
---Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

"The best prayer is what's in your heart. Take what's there and offer it. It doesn't matter if you are desperate or angry. The Lord will hear you."
---Marcella

"Remember that people come and go, and of all the people in your life, you are the one who is there to stay. You are the one who can choose to love yourself, choose to respect yourself, and promise with all your heart and soul that you will never leave you."
---Kimberly Kirberger

"Within each of us is a hidden store of energy. Energy we can release to compete in the marathon of life.
Within each of us is a hidden store of courage, courage to give us the strength to face any challenge.
Within each of us is a hidden store of determination. Determination to keep us in the race when all seems lost."
---Roger Dawson

"Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand."
---Mother Teresa

"If I could tell the world just one thing, it would be that we're all okay. And not to worry because worry is wasteful and useless in times like these."
---Jewel, "Hands"

"Everyone, some sooner than others, must endure his or her own personal 'hell on earth.' It is important to keep searching for the small joys, although they are often the most elusive. Trust that these joys will appear, sometimes unexpectedly, and often in life's darkest moments."
---Katie Gill

"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."
---Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
---Martin Luther King, Jr.

"It matters not how small the beginning may seem to be: what is once well done is done forever..."
---Henry David Thoreau

"I am strong because I believe in myself. I know who I am and what I can do. It doesn't matter what I look like, where I live, or who my friends are. What matters is the confidence that I carry within me."
---Reebok

"A hero doesn't have to save a busload of kids from certain disaster. Or score the winning point in the big game. A hero can be anyone who inspires you, anyone you look up to, anyone who cheers you on, makes you better than you were before--just as they made themselves better than they were before."
---Nike

"When you feel like hope is gone, look inside you and be strong. And you'll finally see the truth, that a hero lies in you."
---Mariah Carey, "Hero"

"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end."
---Semisonic, "Closing Time"

"Everywhere I go, every smile I see, I know you are there smilin' back at me. Dancin' in moonlight, I know you are free 'cause I can see your star shinin' down on me."
---Janet Jackson, "Together Again"

"There's a hero if you look inside your heart. You don't have to be afraid of what you are."
---Mariah Carey, "Hero"

"We know everything we need to know to end the needless emotional suffering that many people currently experience. High self-esteem and personal effectiveness is available to anyone willing to take the time to pursue it."
---Unknown

"Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting."
---Mother Teresa

"The love we give and receive is all that matters and all that is remembered. Suffering disappears; love remains."
---Bobbie Probstein

"Believe in yourself and always stand tall
Those who have doubts are those that will fall
Enjoy what you do and remember to smile
It's the hard work and effort that make it worthwhile
Remain focused on what it is you wish to achieve
Remember dedication, commitment and to always believe!"
---Kelly Broad

"And if in everything I find I do not find success, at least I will know I have tried my best."
---Lauren Conway

"The past is history, the future is a mystery. But today is a gift...that's why they call it the present. So cherish every minute of it."
---Elvis Stojko

"Every time you get knocked down you get up stronger."
---Marlon Brando

"If you bring forth what is inside of you, what you bring forth will save you. If you don't bring forth what is inside of you, what you don't bring forth will destroy you."
---Unknown

"I am somebody. I am me. I like being me. And I need nobody to make me somebody."
---Louis L'Amour

"Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength."
---Touched By An Angel daily calender

"Things are just things--they have no power to hurt or to heal. Only people can do that. And we can all choose whether to be hurt or healed by the people who love us."
---Kerry Steward

"Like changes in a Wonder Years episode, nothing's perfect, and nothing's permanent."
---Shashi Bhat

"Everyone has problems. It's a part of life. Overcoming these problems and moving onto greater heights is what life is all about."
---Jill Maxbauer

"One kind word can warm three winter months."
---Japanese Proverb


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