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Inspirational Quotes. Plz Add Yours/Help Others

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"If you're going through hell, keep on going" - Winston Churchill

"...And this too shall pass" -- last line of a well known prayer

"...and help me to accept the things I can not change". -- A line from The Serenity Prayer.

I think this would be a good thread to keep going. I know others have sayings that keep them going and hope you all will give to others by posting quotes, thoughts, whatever keeps you in the saddle. These are mine.

Gretchen

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" I know I was born and I know I will die, the in between is mine"  Eddie Veddar

Oscar Wilde

"We are all in the gutter.  But some of use are looking up at the stars".

"We all live in hope, and die in despair".

PC

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There is never failure, only a sense of quitting. JLM

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The young age of your life is what forms you. Todays world tries to "cram" all the information "they" want you to know and believe into you at this time. By the time you start leading your own life what you think is right and beneficial for the world, is a total "business" based parody of love, humanity, trust, faith, empoyerment, and many other "natural feelings", felt by EVERYONE, before they spend years forming a "life" of their own. Naturally, nobody would want to look back at their life and feel it was all a lie. Yet all the "elderly" tell you, "Money is'nt real", Family is all you really have", and to "Love life". After a long "life" "retirement" comes, and the pieces start putting themselves together, they start to understand what life is really about at this time.

My Question?
"WHAT IF WE ALL UNDERSTOOD FROM THE BEGINNING?"
BY JM10

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SagitarianRicky

 "I run a race called Epilepsy. If I reach a hurdle, stumble and fall I pick myself up. dust myself off and keep running the race until epilepsy exisis no longer. God, please let this be a race that we all finish together"

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“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Phylis Feiner Johnson    www.epilepsytalk.com

 

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To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.
Reba McEntire

 

Be nice to people on your way up because you'll need them on your way down.
Wilson Mizner

I want to be an angel,
And with the angels stand
A crown upon my forehead,
A harp within my hand.
Urania Locke Bailey

The reason angels can fly is because they take themselves lightly.
G. K. Chesterton "Orthodoxy"

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Thanks Gretchen, for starting this

We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.
--Martin Luther King

((( hugs ))),
Barbie

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These words aren't an inspirational quote but they are inspirational to me.
....."You Can't.....I tell you what! Those words can drop kick me into high gear faster than I can say 'bite me'!
A quote that does help me alot is..."To the world, you are someone. But to someone, you are the world!"
This quote has helped me through bouts of seizure activity and depression. There are times I have trouble even liking myself...but I love my family and friends. And for them....I can do anything! Smiles and Hugs!

-Spiz

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good, better best; never let it rest until your good is better and your better best!

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I like all these! Make me get into gear and will add some too!

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When I was in HS and thought my sh-- didn't stink and was acting like it once, my very quiet grandfather rarely spoke, but when he did he always had someyjing to say worth listening to and he said this to me, maybe not word for word but this is the general idea:

"Gretchen you are as important and as needed as one drop in the ocean. Your self importance, needs, and preoccupation of yourself is too exaggerated (youch). You are like one drop in the ocean. Oceans are made of many drops but remove one, others will fill in, and you won't be missed if all you are, is a drop in the ocean. Make more of yourself, be the wave."

That has always been humbling to me when my pants get too big.

Love yours Spiz. Okay Ep_help - I's a waiting!

Gretchen

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"The key to a happy life is moderation in all things. Too much enthusiasm scares people away. Too little action turns people away. But moderation keeps you balanced, and all those around you." --my mother

"You are the master of the unspoken word." -- Swedish proverb

(I'm on a roll I think)

Gretchen

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PS - Spiz I am really struggling today with depression, anger, and I am SICK OF HAVING EPILEPSY. The never to be spoken words of - this ain't fair and why me? Are thrumming through my head. I had a bad asthma attack over the weekend, which probably was what produced a long status seizure. I was intubated during a semi conscious period and it was horrid. I was transfered to a bigger hospital by helicopter, again, but I thought it was a semi trailer with stars in the ceiling. I was tied down and that is a personal fear of mine. I was in ICU and now on two new medications which I'm wondering if they're screwing around with my sanity. I don't "do" medication well yet I know I have to take them. My arms are bruised up and down both sides from what? I don't know. I do know they hurt.

Reading what you wrote? Helped me. Thank you.

Gretchen

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My sister in law sent me some good ones.. Here is one!

When the door of happiness closes, another opens;
but often times we look so long at the
closed door that we don't see the one,
which has been opened for us.

and

Don't go for looks; they can deceive.
Don't go for wealth; even that fades away.
Go for someone who makes you smile,
because it takes only a smile to
make a dark day seem bright.
Find the one that makes your heart smile.

Have a good night!

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A couple of my favorites:

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
- Mahatma Gandhi

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
- Storm Jameson

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia

((( hugs ))),
Barbie

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I'm deeply touched. I hope this keeps on a rolling. I need it.

Gretchen

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"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal." --Martin Luther King Jr.

Proudly submitted by -
Gretchen

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Nick Dietmeier

The Choices we make not the chances we make determine our destiny.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of thier dreams.

Just a couple I have on posters in my dorm.

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"I was sad because I had no shoes.......
'til I met a man who had no feet..."

I expect to pass through

I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.

---------Ettiene De Grellet

Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone else's life forever.

-----------Margaret Cho, weblog, 03-11-04

((( hugs ))),
Barbie

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"Courage is not freedom from fear, but being afraid and going on" - J.C. Shapley

"Don't limit your challenges...challenge your limits." - Author Unknown

"Your flaws do not make you imperfect; they make you human." - Jessica P.

"To get out of difficulty, one has to go through it. To discover the limits of the possible, go beyond them into the impossible, for happiness is enhanced by others, but does not depend on others." - Author Unknown

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"When I asked her out she said no, she didn't go out with 'wheezers and seezers'. I thought I'd rather wheeze and seize than be a person who calls attention to the problems I can not help." -- my son

Gretchen

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I am going through a trying and angry period of my life right now. This quote seems to mirror how I am feeling.

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers. -- M. Scott Peck

Gretchen

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"Having teenagers reminds you why some animals eat their young."

- Anonymous.

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Your son is a wise young man.

Einstein is credited as saying, "A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?"

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I was reading spiz's blog and thought this belonged here...

"A seizure is what my body has as the result of my brain throwing a temper fit"-Spiz's Blog Nov 7, 2005

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Thank you, turtle, I'm flattered! Hugs!

-Spiz

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"We are star-stuff. We ARE the universe made manifest, trying to figure itself out. But, as we have both learned, sometimes the universe requires a change in perspective."

Delenn-to Sheridan-
'A Distant Star' Babylon 5

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Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with.
- Leighton

((( hugs ))),
Barbie

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"Once we recognize the fact that every individual is a treasury of hidden and unsuspected qualities, our lives become richer, our judgement better, and our world is more right. It is not love that is blind, it is only the unnoticing eye that cannot see the real qualities of people."
-Charles H. Percy

"What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement."
-Napoleon Hill

"It is faith in one's self, when all else is stripped from us, that defines who we are and what we are truly capable of."
-Tony Videtto

Hugs all around!
-Spiz

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"When the going gets tough? The tough get going." -- unknown

"Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it." -- Proverbs 22:6

"A child is someone who passes through your life and then disappears into an adult." -- unknown

Gretchen

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All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten
by Robert Fulghum

Most of what I really need to know about how to live
and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten.
Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain,
but there in the sand pile at Sunday school. These are the things I learned:

Share everything.
Play fair.
Don't hit people.
Put things back where you found them.
Clean up your own mess.
Don't take things that aren't yours.
Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.
Wash your hands before you eat.
Flush.
Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
Live a balanced life—learn some and think some and
draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work everyday some.
Take a nap every afternoon.
When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic,
hold hands and stick together.
Be aware of wonder.

(FOUND IT!)

Gretchen

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Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. --
Robert Fulghum

Gretchen

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To err is human
To Forgive is Divine

Gretchen

The grand essentials of

The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
- Allan K. Chalmers

Fall seven times, stand up eight.
- Japanese proverb

When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?"
- Sydney J. Harris

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
- Emily Dickenson

If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.
- George Bernard Shaw

You lift me, and I'll lift you, and we'll ascend together.
- unknown

((( hugs ))),
Barbie

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"We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can fly only by embracing each other." -lucian de crescenzo