Inspiring Quote Archive

November 13, 2014
“What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength.” ~Meryl Streep

May 28, 2014
“Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space at the same time. Invite one to stay.” ~Maya Angelou

May 1, 2014
“Anything or anyone that does not bring you alive is too small for you.” ~David Whyte

April 21, 2014
“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.” ~May Sarton

April 9, 2014
“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” ~African Proverb

March 24, 2014
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” ~Goethe

February 10, 2014
“My heart found its home long ago in the beauty, mystery, order and disorder of the flowering earth.” ~Lady Bird Johnson

February 3, 2014
“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” ~Thomas Jefferson

January 20, 2014
“Love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” ~Nelson Mandela

January 2, 2014
“I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.” ~William Ernest Henley

December 18, 2013
“When life seems hard, the courageous do not lie down and accept defeat; instead, they are all the more determined to struggle for a better future.” ~Queen Elizabeth II

December 6, 2013
“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” ~Nelson Mandella… Such an amazing and inspiring man, he will be missed.

November 30, 2013
“I tell you this, to break your heart. By which I mean only that it break open, and never close again to the rest of the world.” ~Mary Oliver

November 22, 2013
“The beauty you see in me is a reflection of you.” ~Vanna Bonta

November 11, 2013
“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves.” ~William Shakespeare

November 4, 2013
“In order to live a joy-filled life, you must become an expert in gratitude.” ~Tim Kelley

October 28, 2013
“The sage has no interest of his own, but takes the interests of the people as his own. He is kind to the kind; he is also kind to the unkind, for Virtue is kind.” ~Lao Tzu

October 15, 2013
“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” ~George Addair

October 9, 2013
“What do you wish you were? Do you wish you were the light of every star? Nobody knows but, maybe that’s just what you are.” ~WHAT YOU ARE by Patty Griffin

October 1, 2013
“All’s well in the end, if only you’ve the patience to wait.” ~Francois Rabelais

September 9, 2013
“If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” ~Thomas Edison

September 3, 2013
“There is enough for everyone’s need, but not enough for everyone’s greed.” ~Ghandi

August 26, 2013
“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” ~Dalai Lama

August 21, 2013
“It is amazing how much can be done if we are always doing.” ~Thomas Jefferson

August 12, 2013
“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” ~Oprah Winfrey

August 6, 2013
“You can only see what you believe – nothing else is possible.” ~Byron Katie

July 31, 2013
“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” ~Joseph Campbell

White Church Road_edited-1July 25, 2013
“To strengthen the muscles of your heart, the best exercise is lifting someone else’s spirit whenever you can.” ~Dodinsky

July 18, 2013
“One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is Love.” ~Sophocles

July 5,2013
“Do not become a stranger to yourself by blending in with everyone else.” ~Dodinsky

June 29, 2013
“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” ~Epicurus

June 12, 2013
“Of all the fires, love is the only inexhaustible one.” ~Pablo Neruda

June 6, 2013
“The antidote to exhaustion isn’t rest. It’s wholeheartedness.” ~David Whyte

May 28, 2013
“Don’t believe everything you think.” ~Byron Katie

May 21, 2013
“The main thing is to remain oneself, under any circumstances.” ~Madeleine Albright on advice from her father

May 16, 2013
“Love doesn’t grow at a steady rate, but advances in surges, bolts and wild leaps.” ~Ian McEwan

May 9, 2013
“It is not ‘selfish’ to pursue your passion, do what brings you joy, make your life a brilliant garden. It’s responsible. You are responsible to the calling within you. When you do what thrills you, you become naturally generous, aligned and happy. You have more grace to give the world.” ~Tama J. Kieves

April 30, 2013
“A party without cake is just a meeting.” ~Julia Child

April 22, 2013
“When you have come to the edge of all the light you have, and step into the darkness of the unknown, believe that one of two things will happen. Either you’ll find something solid to stand on, or you’ll be taught how to fly.” ~Richard Bach

April 15, 2013
“When you see something especially wonderful, it’s always nice to have someone to share it with.” ~Mary Anne Schwalbe

April 1, 2013
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ~Rumi

March 25, 2013
“I looked in temples, churches & mosques. But I found the Divine within my heart.” ~Rumi

March 19, 2013
“Hope and grace are forces stronger than any shame and they speak in whispers, not shouts.” ~Andi Lit

March 10, 2013
“We are all in long-term relationships with ourselves and have an opportunity to practice loving ourselves the way we wish others would love us.” ~SARK

March 5, 2013
“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.” ~Maya Angelou

February 20, 2013
“The randomness gives us siblings but our heart gives us friends.” ~Unknown

red velvet cookieFebruary 10, 2013
USG Quote of the Week: “Caught by our own thoughts, we worry about everything. But once we get drunk on love, whatever will be, will be.” ~Rumi

February 4, 2013
“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” ~Karen Lamb

January 21, 2013
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” ~Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 14, 2013
“Creativity takes courage.” ~Henri Matisse

January 7, 2013
“We cannot give what we do not have. We cannot bring peace to the world if we ourselves are not peaceful. We cannot bring love to the world if we ourselves are not loving. Our true gift to ourselves and others lies not in what we have but in who we are” ~Marianne Williamson

January 1, 2013
“Respond to every call that excites your spirit.” ~Rumi

December 26, 2012
“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” ~Walter Bagehot

December 17, 2012
“All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.” ~ Leo Tolstoy

December 13, 2012
“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” ~Joseph Addison

November 26, 2012
“No need to Hurry. No Need to Sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.” ~Virginia Woolf

November 19, 2012
“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” ~Roald Dahl

November 13, 2012
“The words of the tongue should have three gatekeepers: Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?” ~Arabian Proverb

November 6, 2012
“I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” ~Thomas Jefferson

November 5, 2012
“The harder you work, the luckier you get.” ~Gary Player

November 1, 2012
“How much distance is there between the life you dream of, and the life you’re living? What is the one thing you could do to help lessen any gap between them?” ~Marianne Williamson

October 8, 2012
‎”This moving away from comfort and security, this stepping out into what is unknown, uncharted and shaky- that’s called liberation.” ~Pema Chodron

October 2, 2012
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” ~Maya Angelou

August 20, 2012
“The most powerful thing you can do to change the world, is to change your own beliefs about the nature of life, people, reality, to something more positive … and begin to act accordingly.” ~Shakti Gawain

August 13, 2012
“If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.” ~Pema Chodron

August 8, 2012
“The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.” ~Marcus Antonius

July 31, 2012
“In reality there is nothing to fear in the present. Fear is projected onto the present by memory of the past.” ~Deepak Chopra

July 23, 2012
“Never think you’ve seen the last of anything.” ~Eudora Welty

July 16, 2012
“Oh, the comfort – the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person – having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.” ~Dinah Mulock Craik

July 9, 2012
“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” ~Elbert Hubbard

July 2, 2012
“When you discover your essential nature and know who you really are, in that knowing itself is the ability to fulfill any dream you have, because you are the eternal possibility, the immeasurable potential of all that was, is, and will be.” ~Deepak Chopra

June 25, 2012
“Be kind to unkind people – they need it the most.” ~Ashleigh Brilliant

June 18, 2012
“Be in a state of gratitude for everything that shows up in your life. Be thankful for the storms as well as the smooth sailing. What is the lesson or gift in what you are experiencing right now? Find your joy not in what’s missing in your life but in how you can serve.” ~Wayne Dyer

June 11, 2012
“You cannot have a happy ending to an unhappy journey.” ~Abraham-Hicks

June 4, 2012
“It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.” ~Amelia Barr

May 29, 2012
“The harder you work, the luckier you get.” ~Gary Player

May 21, 2012
“Every calling is great when greatly pursued.” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

May 14, 2012
“Follow your bliss.” ~Joseph Campbell

May 9, 2012
“If you can dream it, you can make it so.” ~Belva Davis

April 27, 2012
“There is little success where there is little laughter.” ~Andrew Carnegie

April 19, 2012
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” ~Albert Einstein

April 3, 2012
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

March 17, 2012
“There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” ~Jane Austen

February 27, 2012
“We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.” ~Agnes Repplier

February 21, 2012
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

February 16, 2012
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” ~Mother Teresa

February 10, 2012
‎”In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.” ~Deepak Chopra

February 6, 2012
“Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” ~Margaret Lee Runbeck

January 29, 2012
“Where there is great love, there are always miracles.” ~Willa Cather

January 23, 2012
“Can you hear me? Wherever you are, look up. The clouds are lifting. The sun is breaking through. We are coming out of the darkness into the light. We are coming into a new world, a kinder world, where men will rise above their hate, their greed and brutality. Look up. The soul of man has been given wings, and at last he is beginning to fly. He is flying into the rainbow – into the light of hope, into the future, the glorious future that belongs to you, to me, and to all of us. Look up. Look up.” ~Charlie Chaplin

January 16, 2012
“Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you – not because they are nice, but because you are.” ~Unknown

January 14, 2012
“A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.” ~Elsa Schiaparelli

January 10, 2012
“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” ~Leo Tolstoy

December 27, 2011
“Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.” ~John Heywood

December 21, 2011
“Instead of being a time of unusual behavior, Christmas is perhaps the only time in the year when people can obey their natural impulses and express their true sentiments without feeling self-conscious and, perhaps, foolish. Christmas, in short, is about the only chance a man has to be himself.” ~Francis C. Farley

December 17, 2011
“Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.” ~Lady Gaga

December 11, 2011
“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” ~Hamilton Wright Mabie

December 6, 2011
“In the end these things matter most:
How well did you love?
How fully did you live?
How deeply did you learn to let go?”
~Jack Kornfield

November 29, 2011
“Traveling makes one modest – you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” ~Gustave Flaubert

November 20, 2011
“You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.” ~Sarah Ban Breathnach

November 18, 2011
Looking forward to Thanksgiving week. Love this quote: “How wonderful it would be if we could help our children and grandchildren to learn thanksgiving at an early age. Thanksgiving opens the doors. It changes a child’s personality. A child is resentful, negative—or thankful. Thankful children want to give, they

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