Inspiring Quotes

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever –Gandhi

Own only what you can carry with you; know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel Bag. Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. ~John Lennon

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”  Miriam Beard

Outings are so much more fun when we can savor them through the children’s eyes. -Lawana Blackwell

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. -Herm Albright

A truly happy person is one who
can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
Unknown

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. Aristotle

~A Journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.~ Lao Tzu

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. Norman Vincent Peale

Where the bee sucks, there suck I:
In a cowslip’s bell I lie;
There I couch when owls do cry.
On the bat’s back I do fly
After summer merrily.
Merrily, merrily shall I live now
Under the blossom that hangs on the bough.

William Shakespeare

Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense. Arnold Bennett
“Well-behaved women rarely make history” Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

He who would travel happily must travel light.            By:Antoine de Saint-Exupery

When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable. Clifton Fadiman

Mountains inspire awe in any human person who has a soul. They remind us of our frailty, our unimportance, of the briefness of our span upon this earth. They touch the heavens, and sail serenely at an altitude beyond even the imaginings of a mere mortal. Elizabeth Aston

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is. -CS Lewis

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
Joyce Kilmer

Just keep swimming! – Dori on Nemo
He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery. -Harold Wilson

How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone -Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel

Every morning I awake torn between a desire to save the world and an inclination to savor it. This makes it hard to plan the day. -EB White

 Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters. Saint Bernard

Failure is not the only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others. Jules Renard

Often we don’t even realize who we’re meant to be because we’re so busy trying to live out someone else’s ideas. But other people and their opinions hold no power in defining our destiny. Oprah Winfrey

It seems to me that people have vast potential. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don’t. They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever. Philip Adams

It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t. It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not. -James Gordon

We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves. -Lynn Hall

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered. -Nelson Mandela

Determine never to be idle…It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing. Thomas Jefferson

If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. The free mind is not a barking dog, to be tethered on a ten-foot chain. Adlai E. Stevenson Jr
There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge. Bertrand Russell

Always remember that misery loves company, and if you choose not to be its friend, perhaps it will go away.                        – Mary Carlomagno

Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it. Samuel Johnson

If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm. -Bruce Barton

A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug. -Patricia Neal
Nobody cleared a path for themselves by giving up. Alacia Bessette

Act as if it were impossible to fail. Dorothea Brande
It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not lived at all. In which case, you’ve failed by default. J. K. Rowling

“Pretending to be someone you’re not, is a waste of the person you are” ~ Kurt Cobain~
Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent. By: Carl Jung

Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.  Cyril Connolly

Beneath the rule of men entirely great, The pen is mightier than the sword. Edward Bulwer-Lytton 

Only the curious will learn and only the resolute overcome the obstacles to learning. The quest quotient has always excited me more than the intelligence quotient. Eugene S. Wilson
It’s amazing how quickly nature consumes human places after we turn our backs on them. Life is a hungry thing. Scott Westerfeld

I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B. White

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. 

– Mark Twain

Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time. Steven Wright
 

“The greatest mistake you can make is to be continually fearing you will make one.” Elbert Hubbard

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