Compilation of Quotes


We all come across various quotes throughout our days that can and do serve as nice little tokens to consider and implement within our own lives. I think quotes can be sweet reminders of tokens we may have forgotten, and help our guidance throughout our respective journeys. Similar to affirmations (see journal entry for September 23, 2015) they can serve as succinct gifts to further enlighten us. Essentially, quotes are compilations of the knowledge, observations, and experience that has been gained and then shared by others, and as we are all in this together it is an incredibly valuable thing to use this shared knowledge toward the enrichment and guidance of our own inner landscapes and paths. Lots of times I will giggle to myself having read or seen a quote or heard a lyric before that didn’t necessarily resonate with me at the time, and then following the realization and revelation of a particular lesson that has been solidified through my experiences, they jump out at you and become crystal clear! I will add to this list as I come across them, but here are several (alright, maybe a little more than several 🙂 ) that have stuck with me. *I just love this photo…as most of the east coast has been pummeled with rain lately, it has really brought along a great deal of beauty. Seeing this leaf in the rain is a sure reminder that fall is quickly upon us, and the emergence of a new, refreshing season is here*

“What lies before us and what lies behind us are small matters compared to what lies within us. And when you bring what is within out into the world, miracles happen.” -Henry David Thoreau

“The strongest people out there, the ones who laugh the hardest with a genuine smile, those are the people who have fought the toughest battles. Because they’ve decided that they’re not going to let anything hold them down, they’re showing the world who’s boss.” -Unknown 🙂

“Today I’m going to fall in love with the way I belong to myself, regardless of any situation or circumstance or commitment or outside happening. I’m going to fall in love with the way I refuse to settle for less than vibrant aliveness, less than what feeds and rules this energy wildly. Fully. Infinitely. Freely. Because I’ll allow nothing on the outside to detract from, limit, lessen, or shrink this. Or me.” -Victoria Erickson

“I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.” -Henry David Thoreau, I’ve always truly loved this quote for years and years, and it has now solidified such a deeper meaning for me in many many ways.

“Don’t let people who don’t matter too much, matter too much.” -Wes Moore …oh so true.

“My definition of a hero is someone who is willing to stand up for their truth no matter the presumed consequences” -Wes Moore

“Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.” -Pema Chodron

“You are dearly loved” -Kryon

“Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.” -W. Somerset Maugham

“In so complex a thing as human nature, we must consider, it is hard to find rules without exception” -George Eliot

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are” -Theodore Roosevelt

“Document the moments you feel most in love with yourself – what you’re wearing, who you’re around, what you’re doing. Recreate and repeat.” -Warsan Shire

“Always remember to fall asleep with a dream and wake up with a purpose.” -Unknown

“As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.” -Rumi

“Being happy is about being able to be the truest and most honest version of yourself to the world at any given time.” -Unknown

“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

“Science is never complete in itself but is instead an evolution of collective knowledge in progress” -Unknown ( I simply couldn’t love this statement more…it is so incredibly insightful in looking at the macro picture in an abstract, highly intuitive way, bravo! )

“There is more day to dawn, the sun is but a morning star” -Henry David Thoreau

“What you allow, is what will continue.” -Unknown

“You teach people how to treat you by what you allow, what you stop, and what you reinforce” -Tony Gaskins

“Care more about precisely who you are than what other people think of you” -Unknown

“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase” -Martin Luther King Jr.

“When a person tells you that you hurt them, you don’t get to decide that you didn’t” -Louis C.K.

“Live the life you have imagined” -Unknown

“It always seems impossible until it is done” -Nelson Mandela

“Make today ridiculously amazing” -Unknown

“Dream. Believe. Do. Repeat.” -Unknown

“Chase dreams, not people.” -Unknown

“Don’t call it a dream, call it a plan.” -Unknown

“The power of imagination makes us infinite” -John Muir

“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it, the time will pass anyway.” -Earl Nightingale

“When you persevere and keep working on yourself, gradually it will come to you. And when it does, you must learn to trust you inner guidance, no matter what others may say. That is the ultimate test – to trust what you know deep inside as your truth, even when the whole world tells you that you are wrong. It is hard work to trust yourself when all of those around you doubt you and call you crazy, but it is the job you came here to do.” -Hidden Hand….BRAVO! I second that! 🙂

“There is a big difference between loving yourself and being selfish. When you truly understand what it is to know and love yourself, you cannot help but to love and serve others. When you understand this at the core level of your being, you will be on the path Home.” -Hidden Hand

“Look at the things in your life that you most love to do. Ask yourself what makes you most happy. Experience these things as often as possible, as they will be related to some of the things you chose to put into your soul contract to do here.” -Hidden Hand

“An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.” -Washington Irving

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him” -David Brinkley

“Give but do not allow yourself to be used. Love but do not allow your heart to be abused. Trust but don’t be naive. Listen to others, but don’t lose your own voice.” -Unknown

“Surround yourself with people who believe in your dreams” -Unknown

“Start everyday with a new hope, leave bad memories behind, and have faith for a better tomorrow” -Unknown

“We’re as indestructible as we believe ourselves to be” -Unknown

“Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain

“Be the change you want to see in the world” -Mahatma Gandhi

“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within” -Maya Angelou

“Wherever you are, be all there” -Jim Elliot

“You can’t see the dimples without the smile” -Sara Michelle Wing

“Garbage in, Garbage out!” -Me 🙂

“Autonomy is the antithesis of codependence” -Me

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” -Arthur Schopenhauer

“Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure about you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, Our presence automatically liberates others.” -Marianne Williamson


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