Elevate the vibration in your home by posting some or all of these inspiring quotes in unobtrusive, but visible locations in your home; for example, on the refrigerator, bathroom mirror or even on the dashboard of your car. When your kids observe how you collect and post inspirational, educational, motivational quotes, they will begin to do the same. (They really will!)
It's valuable and even important for us to have our collection of quotes, little stories that keep us moving on, "thinking on these things...whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things." ~~St. Paul
I hope you'll find some of these exactly what you'd like to add to your collection!
May your walls know joy;
May every room hold laughter and every
window open to great possibility.
A cloud does not know why it moves in
just such a direction and at such a speed,
It feels an impulsion...
this is the place to go now.
But the sky knows the reasons and the
patterns behind all clouds,
and you will know, too,
when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons.
--Richard Bach, Illusions
"Until one is committed there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation) there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.
I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets:
'Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.'"
--from The Scottish Himalayan Expedition by W.H. Murray (J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1951)
"As my grandmother once told me, The elephant does not know how big it is because it looks at the world with such tiny eyes. We too are unaware of our tremendous power to change things."
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would
go to pieces, I
would still plant my apple tree.
Attributed to both:
--Martin Luther King Jr.
''For I know the plans that I have for you', declares the Lord, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.'"
--Jeremiah 29:11, Hebrew Scripture
Fear knocked at the door - Faith answered the door - And no one was there.
"Just as eating against one's will is injurious to health, so studying without a liking for it spoils the memory, and it retains nothing it takes in."
--Leonardo Da Vinci
"If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you'll achieve the same results."
When the mind is nowhere it is everywhere. When it occupies one tenth, it is absent in the other nine tenths.
If there is righteousness in the heart,
There will be beauty in the character.
If there is beauty in the character,
There will be harmony in the home.
If there is harmony in the home,
there will be order in the nation.
Where there is order in the nation,
There will be peace in the world.
--Confucious 551-479 BC
The Universe reflects back to me the greatness of God
that is within me.
The soul is made of love, and must ever strive to return to love. therefore, it can never find rest nor happiness in other things. It must lose itself in love. By its very nature it must seek God, Who is love.
--Mechtild of Magdeburg
Later, looking back, this utter restlessness may prove to be the first touch of what traditional religion calls grace.
IF I HAD MY CHILD TO RAISE OVER AGAIN
If I had my child to raise all over again,
I'd finger paint more, and point the finger less.
I'd do less correcting, and more connecting.
I'd take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.
I would care to know less and know to care more.
I'd take more hikes and fly more kites.
I'd stop playing serious and seriously play.
I'd run through more fields and gaze at more stars.
I'd do more hugging and less tugging.
I would be firm less often and affirm much more.
I'd build self-esteem first, and the house later.
I'd teach less about the love of power and more about the power of love.
--Diane Loomans, Author of The Lovables in the
Kingdom of Self-Esteem
Obstacles are not opposing you, but merely and gently re-routing you.
--Neale Donald Walsch
I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things...
I play with leaves.
I skip down the street and run against the wind.
The world is mud-luscious and puddle wonderful.
All things by immortal power
Near or far,
To each other linked are,
That Thou canst not stir a flower
Without troubling of a star.
To follow foolish precedents and
Wink with both our eyes
is easier than to think.
--William Cowper, Tirocinium, or a Review of Schools(1784)
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Site updated January 20, 2021