Inspiration

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A series of quotations that I find meaningful and thought-provoking -- hope you do, too!

(please excuse the gendered language in places)

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Inspiration

  1. 1. William Shedd A ship in harbour is safe, but that’s not what a ship is for.
  2. 2. John Churton Collins If we knew each other’s secrets, what comforts we should find.
  3. 3. Chinese proverb Better to light one candle than curse the darkness.
  4. 4. John Quincy Adams If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
  5. 5. Henry W. Longfellow The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colourless when unbroken.
  6. 6. Oscar Wilde Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
  7. 7. Ana ïs Nin We see things not as they are but as we are.
  8. 8. Mahatma Gandhi Be the change you want to see in the world.
  9. 9. Martin Luther King, Jr. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
  10. 10. Kurt Vonnegut Just because you can read, write and do a little math, doesn’t mean you’re entitled to conquer the universe.
  11. 11. Henry Van Dyke The woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
  12. 12. Helen Keller When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.
  13. 13. Ralph Waldo Emerson What is behind us and what is before us matter little compared to what is within us.
  14. 14. Albert Einstein Imagination is more important than knowledge.
  15. 15. Abraham Lincoln Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
  16. 16. Bruce Cockburn You have to kick at the darkness ‘til it bleeds daylight.
  17. 17. Vladimir Nabokov Complacency is a state of mind that exists only in retrospective: it has to be shattered before being ascertained.
  18. 18. Carl Sandburg Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
  19. 19. Leonard Cohen There is a crack, a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.
  20. 20. Robert Louis Stevenson Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

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