Beautiful, Inspiring and Motivating Quotes

I will be adding quotes as I come across them.  If you have a favorite quote or saying that you would like posted here, send me an email, stating  I Want To Add A Quote to Monna Ellithorpe.com blog

Motivational Quotes…

  • 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
  • Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing. ~Thomas Jefferson
  • Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. ~Thomas Jefferson
  • I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be. ~Ken Venturi

New Day Quotes…

  • We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot. ~Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It’s just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.” ~Paulo Coelho
  • “Don’t count the days- make the days count.” ~Unknown
  • “Every day you spend drifting away from your goals is a waste not only of that day, but also of the additional day it takes to regain lost ground”  ~Ralph Marston

Kindness Quotes…

  • “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.” ~Mother Teresa
  • “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” ~Plato
  • “Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.” ~Seneca
  • “You can gain more friends by being yourself than you can by putting up a front. You can gain more friends by building people up than you can by tearing them down. And you can gain more friends by taking a few minutes from each day to do something kind for someone, whether it be a friend or a complete stranger. What a difference one person can make!”  ~Sasha Azevedo
  • When I was young, I admired clever people.  Now that I am old, I admire kind people.  ~Abraham Joshua Heschel
  • Don’t wait for people to be friendly, show them how.  ~Author Unknown
  • Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.  ~Seneca
  • A fellow who does things that count, doesn’t usually stop to count them.  ~Variation of a saying by Albert Einstein

Opportunity Quotes…

  • “It’s the man who waits for his ship to come in who’s always missing the boat.” ~Anonymous
  • “We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.” ~Anonymous
  • Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday. ~Brian Tracy
  • “Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem a turned it into an opportunity.” ~Joseph Sugarman

Misc Quotes…

  • “Love comes to those who still hope even though they’ve been disappointed, to those who still believe even though they’ve been betrayed, to those who still love even though they’ve been hurt before.” ~Unknown
  • “May the love hidden deep inside your heart find the love waiting in your dreams. May the laughter that you find in your tomorrow wipe away the pain you find in your yesterdays.” ~Unknown
  • “Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” ~Eskimo Proverb
  • The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.  ~James Openheim
  • Pleasure is spread through the earth.  In stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find. ~William Wordsworth, 1806
  • We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.  ~Frederick Keonig
  • “To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.” ~Robert Muller
  • “Nothing can bring you happiness but yourself.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.” ~Albert Ellis
  • “Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” ~Gail Devers
  • “True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself.” ~Henry Miller
  • “Dedication involves making the space to let young ideas take hold; every tree was once a seed and every company was once an idea.” ~Zephyr Bloch-Jorgensen
  • “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.” ~Unknown
  • “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” ~Dr. Seuss
  • “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” ~Mary Anne Radmacher
  • “A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.” ~Jim Rohn
  • “Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” ~Bernice Johnson Reagon
  • Believe it or not, I can actually draw. ~Jean Michel Basquiat
  • “This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.” ~Unknown
  • “Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes.” ~Oscar Wilde
  • “Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” ~Ashley Smith
  • Don’t waste your life in doubts and fears: spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour’s duties will be the best preparation for the hours or ages that follow it. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Never let life’s hardships disturb you … no one can avoid problems, not even saints or sages. ~Nichiren Daishonen
  • Imagine every day to be the last of a life surrounded with hopes, cares, anger and fear. The hours that come unexpectedly will be much the more grateful. ~Horace
  • Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. ~Albert Einstein
  • Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake. Let us use it before it is too late. ~Marie Beynon Ray
  • Watch your thoughts; they become words.  Watch your words; they become actions.  Watch your actions; they become habits.  Watch your habits; they become character.  Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.~Frank Outlaw
  • Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.~Carl Jung
  • You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world. You impoverish yourself if you forget this errand. ~Woodrow Wilson
  • You can’t just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream; you’ve got to get out there and make it happen for yourself. – Diana Ross
  • A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. ~Winston Churchill
  • “If you try anything, if you try to lose weight, or to improve yourself, or to love, or to make the world a better place, you have already achieved something wonderful before you even begin. Forget failure. If things don’t work out the way you want, hold your head up high and be proud. And try again. And again. And again!” ~ Sarah Dessen ~
  • “We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” ~Frederick Keonig
  • Jumping at several small opportunities may get us there more quickly than waiting for one big one to come along.  ~Hugh Allen
  • “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou
  • “Be impeccable with your word. Speak with integrity; say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.” ~Don Miguel Ruiz

About Monna Ellithorpe

Writer, Published Author, Teacher, Blogger, Marketer. I have written most all of my life: journals, diaries and short stories. When faced with a life decision, writing kept presenting itself to me at every turn. I then started to seriously pursue a career in writing.