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Inspirational Words

Discussion in 'Social' started by Manic11, Nov 25, 2009.

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  1. Manic11

    Manic11 Mystery Member

    Sometimes we have situations where we just need to hear some inspirational words. Or sometimes we have situations where we just don't know what to say...
    I was wondering if anyone knows any inspirational quotes sayings.

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  3. Junebug

    Junebug I'm a VIP
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    Here's one:

    “Here is
    a test to find
    whether your mission on earth
    is finished:
    If you're alive,
    it isn't.”
    (Richard Bach)
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  4. Grainne

    Grainne Well-Known Member

    I love this quote:

    Nothing is permanent in this wicked world - not even our troubles. - Charlie Chaplin
  5. This Ends Now

    This Ends Now Well-Known Member
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    Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. :smile:
    Thich Nhat Hanh
  6. This Ends Now

    This Ends Now Well-Known Member
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    "Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it."

    "Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."

    Helen Keller
  7. Grama-Herc

    Grama-Herc I'm a VIP

    When I was a young woman I asked my mother how I would know if I was is love.
    Her answer--------------------

    "You will know you are in love when you care more about the other person than you care about yourself"
  8. Spacechic

    Spacechic Active Member

    You can't walk the road not wear out your shoes.
  9. Manic11

    Manic11 Mystery Member

    "If there were nothing wrong then there'd be nothing right"

    I was going to get that tattooed. Lyric from one of my favorite songs.

  10. amethist

    amethist The Mystic Duck

    Hi Manic11

    There is a group called "Positive Thoughts, Affirmations And Word Of Wisdom" if you are interested.

    You are welcome to add any of your own at any time. As is anyone else.

  11. Onefineday

    Onefineday Active Member

    I try and live by the saying 'every bad thing happens for a good reason'

    Every bad thing that has happened in my life has eventually stemmed into something good.
    Example- If I have never been abused then I never would have dropped out of highschool, if I'd never dropped out of highschool then I never would have ever joined a job program, if I'd never joined that program I never would have started volunteering, if I'd never started volunteering then I never would have got a sponsorship to go to California for a month, with all my flights, food, transport and accomodation paid for.
  12. onebravegirl

    onebravegirl Well-Known Member

    -The truth will set you free but first it will piss you off.
    -This too shall pass.
    -Relax! Things can always get worse! (My personal favorite, cuz' it makes whatever the present challenge is, seem smaller.)
  13. Manic11

    Manic11 Mystery Member

    That one made me laugh! I like it. I have little quotes and things laying around to help calm me down sometimes. For example, I have a sign in my bedroom that says "I have PTSD. PTSD does not have me." I think that's another one I can use!

    A lot of these quotes and sayings are great. Thanks everyone!

  14. onebravegirl

    onebravegirl Well-Known Member

    Another favourite:
    -Disabled does not mean Unable.:stupid:
    And Oh!
    -What does not kill you makes you crazier.:rofl:
  15. cragger65

    cragger65 I'm a VIP

    That one made me smile, thanks :)
  16. ghost

    ghost Active Member

    People they come together
    People they fall apart
    No one can stop us now
    'cause we are all made of stars

  17. She Cat

    She Cat I'm a VIP
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    Fight for what you believe in, but believe in what you are fighting for....
  18. helena

    helena Well-Known Member

    This will pass....(however bad things get I always say this as a reminder because it's true)
  19. Manic11

    Manic11 Mystery Member

    She Cat, that is so true!

  20. StillHere

    StillHere New Member

    This Quote Makes Me Feel a Little Better

    I didnt know where to post this but when i saw it, it made me smile so i knew i had to paste it on my fridge and come share it on this board.. i was reading today and came across this: :smile:

    “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”

    Does anyone else have quotes, helpful words, etc to share?
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  21. Tija

    Tija Active Member

    That's a really good quote, StillHere :rolleyes: I'll have to write that down for future reference!!

    I like this quote.. Don't know who said or wrote it :

    We are all students and teachers. I often ask myself, "What did I come here to learn, and what did I come to teach?"

    I have experienced an enormous amount of grief around how much time I have lost during my PTSD. Although I am so much better today, I lament over the last 3 years which seems to be a blur of wasted time, financial loss, and just an overall inability to function and participate in life.. I come from a family with a very strong work ethic, so it was not hard for me to feel like I was, or am, a burden to society.. So, I really like this quote, because it helps remind me that there is a 'Big Picture' to all of this, which someday will unfold it's secret.

    Tija :rolleyes:
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  22. Jimmy

    Jimmy Active Member
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    Hey SH, thought it was great. here is a couple for you.

    ‘Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away’

    ‘You can’t change the past and worrying about the future will only ruin the present’

    ‘Raising teenagers is like trying to nail jelly to a tree’

    ‘Every event that happens contains the seed of limitless possibilities for our future’

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  23. rjtransient

    rjtransient Well-Known Member

    There is an affirmations group, but this thread might allow a broader scope of quotes and discussion. I like the ones already posted. Tija, I can really relate to the feeling of losing time (years) and missing opportunities, but who knows where we'll be years down the road?

    You can never plan the future by the past. - Edmund Burke

    If you're going through hell, keep going. - Winston Churchhill

    I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders. - Jewish proverb

    You'll never find a better sparring partner than adversity. - Walt Schmidt

    Rock bottom is good solid ground, and a dead end street is just a place to turn around. - Buddy Buie and J.R. Cobb, "Rock Bottom"

    Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive. - Josephine Hart
  24. Jimmy

    Jimmy Active Member
    Premium Member

    I love the Rock Bottom one. Thanks RJ.
  25. cat

    cat Well-Known Member

    'Raising teenagers is like trying to nail jelly to a tree'

    Brilliant, how I wish I'd had that one when raising mine!

    'You can't change the past and worrying about the future will only ruin the present'

    Very true, I'm putting this one up to remind me to live in the present!

    Thanks Jimmy
  26. Tessa

    Tessa I'm a VIP
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    God picks up the reed-flute world and blows. Each note is a need coming through one of us,a passion,a longing pain. Remember the lips where the wind-breath originated,and let your note be clear.Don't try to end it.Be your note.

    A guide for the Advanced Soul.
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