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Sometimes Quotes and Sayings can help us excel in life, improve

a situation or give us necessary wisdom for a task when applied.

We so often find them Uplifting and inspiring when we have a good resource for them. That is why I have added so many on this website, to give you a good resource without negativity.

It is nice to read comments with quotes sometimes because there is more to offer. I may have initials from friends here who are insightful. ENJOY!





Ray Anurag Prakash


Steve Maroboli


There’s a saying in the Bible that “God rains on the just and the unjust (everyone)” and that “He is no respecter of persons (giving preference to one person over another).” To me, it is evident at times, that He gives a measure of wisdom to someone regardless of their religious persuasions etc to benefit him/her and others around them. It is also true that sometimes we need to separate the gems of wisdom God gives them from certain religious convictions they may have.

It can be confusing, when you see religious or moral (broad) beliefs of that person. You can wonder, how did they get to have such wisdom? To me, the above verses account for that. So as a preacher friend once told me, he spits out the apple pips when reading good writings….it is wisdom for us (often) to not follow the walk of that person but rather, to benefit by some words of wisdom they have discovered (apart from their walk). It is best to look to our Creator rather than creeds of the authors, this way we avoid complications – He does not intend for us – when discovering gems in quotes and sayings. Yes, separating the chaff from the wheat.



"Why not learn to enjoy the little things - there are so many of them?"

We forget to celebrate the little things. Why don’t we celebrate them in-between, those little things that make up life? SH

We miss their impact when we fail to enjoy them fully. JV

“Sometimes when you lose your way, you find YOURSELF.”

So things have not come to an end always when you seem to have because so often someone’s new beginning started at the end, so to speak… begins afresh on a new chapter. JV

“You've got to find yourself first. Everything else will follow.”

Truly, with your creator is a good way to start because He made you and knows your thoughts and feelings so well and untapped facets and giftings you have not yet discovered. I know this is true of myself and so many others who have found Jesus. He knows the whole person He intended you to be. It’s so much better than what you think and I don’t mean religion that so often is a diversion from the real thing. JV

“Looking pass others weaknesses helps you to accept your own.”

Often we see weaknesses in others we are not prepared to see in ourselves. We are not so quick to acknowledge our own faults as we are with someone-else. SH

It’s often said, that when we set high standards for ourselves we often do on others. If we are kinder to ourselves, maybe we would be on others as well.....and….. we often place expectations on others we would not on ourselves,

much less appreciate them from others. JV

"Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves"

Are your family relationships not what you would like them to be? Try bringing some sunshine into them (on a constant basis) and see your loved-ones respond!......So often, we would like them to make the first step but be the first

and wait for results. JV

"Happiness is a conscious Choice not an automatic response"

People think that outside influences have to be in place to make them happy. ie "I will be happy when I save my $5,000 or when I go away on holidays or when I have built my new house......that will make me happy" so they wait for outside things to make them happy. But true happiness comes from within....and we can choose how we feel and we can choose to be any given moment of any given day. SH

Yes, don't rely on feelings, they're far too fickle. JV

"Let’s never let complaining words pass through our thankful lips."

Let's fill our hearts with gratitude and bother-some thoughts won't gain the victory over our mouths

because it's amazing how even negative words spoken by ourselves can weigh us down -

not to mention those around. We all have some things to be thankful for, whether great or small.

Let's speak Life into our days! JV

“It is strange how we hold on to the pieces of the past while we wait for our futures.”

How many TODAYS we miss out on by reminiscing on Yesterdays and yearning for Tomorrows!

Let's fill our days with substance by living them NOW. JV

"We teach what we know but we produce what we are"

It is'nt so much what we teach our kids but our qualities that stay with them for life.

If we practice good living standards with house and family.....go for picnics in the parks and appreciate nature.....

if we keep good principles and ethics.....possibilities are they will also. JV

"We make our future by the best use of the present"

While it is nice to think of a better tomorrow, it's good to take steps now to ensure it will be.

This does not have to be complicated, there are simple things we can do.

A little here a little there, and be consistent. JV

Quotes by Ray Anurag Prakash

“Life finds its purpose and fulfillment in the expansion of happiness.”

But remember that happiness is a Choice, not always a feeling….we often trip over feelings but a conscious choice will determine better days and a richer life. So will a conscious desire to see the happiness of others in addition to your own. And the awareness of your Creator God smiling over you. JV

“Since you can't change the past, you should use it to focus on changing your present and your future.”

This is so right, the past has passed. Only the shadow can be present if you keep dwelling on it. You know the mistakes you don’t want to repeat, so use the past positively so it cannot disturb you. Look in the face of it and say that’s the life I don’t want….then look ahead of you and say this is what I want and Go for It.

TODAY_ Life is Today. Keep your focus in front of you! JV

Let it spur you on and not intimidate you....."that has passed....what I do now determines my future". JV

“Don't waste time on thinking about past. Live in present and focus on making your future better.”

Only by dwelling on the past can you keep it alive – but if you dismiss it and let it go it cannot disturb you. Embrace the New - Keep living in the present…..keep playing the part till it becomes part of you. JV

Yes, look forward and keep your gaze in front of you. JV

"Never Change Your Originality For The Sake Of Others... Because In This World No One Can Play Your Role Better Than YOU."

Finding your own role and living it is where you will find fulfillment. No-one-else can play your roll. You will no more desire someone-else's role when you are busy with yours. Our Creator made each one of us unique. How do you know that your role does’nt have appeal? You may not have discovered it yet if other’s attract you….and you may be mistaken with ideals. Be kind to yourself and start a journey of discovery. Concern yourself with what's right for you. JV

“When you find yourself in trying times remember that in all things it is better to hope than to despair.”

Hope is a marvelous thing_ it gives us comfort in the inner recesses of our being in the deepest moments and an expectation for a better tomorrow. If you can, do some little things towards your tomorrow even if it’s just to take courage. Step out in the fresh air and sunshine each day - this will pick you up - and avoid too much time in silence. If your circumstances are hectic, some quietness may be the very thing you need. JV

That's when the negative creeps in, and that's when we have to resist and find our inner strength.

For me at-least, that's when I find God. He gives me hope and strength and courage, He guides me through

situations and protects me. With God, we can look upwards and know that all things are possible.

He will show you a clearer way forward as you give the situation to Him. SH

He will help you to look up and lift your spirit. JV

"Rise above your temporary emotions. It's not your final destination."

Our emotions are temporary. They also cannot give us a true perception of things in the present often, much less where our life can be in future days. But positive things we can do today make for a better future. Our feelings often sway with the gravity of circumstance – this is where you need faith in God to kick in and switch off those negative emotions. JV

Sometimes we need to inwardly count to ten before we speak. Give yourself a chance to think about what it is you want to do... what it is you want to say... how it is you want to react. SH

Sometimes negative emotions unchecked can negatively effect our sense of direction and purpose. If we keep our words in line, we will stop speaking negative words into our future. Everyone has negative feelings those times we need to rest in the Goodness of God.....or engage in something we Enjoy. Also, never make decisions with a negative mindset if you can help it.....wait until you are brighter or calmer. JV

"If you do something you love, it is the best way to relax"

It's so true. Often we need to relax to replenish our energy level. When we're engaged in something

we enjoy, we can feel the benefits of positive energy. This is a good way to take take of

stress levels that have resulted from work or negativity. JV

“God does not do everything for us. He will take His turn when we take ours but He will not take our turn”

Our destination will never just come to us and announce it’s arrival – even in God – He will play His part if we play ours. Life can be a series of His Steps and Ours – like a dance. As we become closely acquainted with Him, we will know when to step and when not to. Sometimes it’s His turn not ours and sometimes it’s our turn, not His. If we are close to His Heart, we will know the difference. JV

"A clean conscience makes a soft pillow"

There is nothing like a soft pillow and an open window - they speak of comfort and

fresh air to me - we can sleep so much better when there's nothing to hide and our

bedroom is a peaceful place to reside. JV

"Never stop doing little things for others. Sometimes those little things

occupy the biggest part of their hearts."

This is so true. I love to give free smiles encouragement and compliment

here and makes someone feel really nice and it makes you feel good too. JV

Quotes by Steve Maraboli

“You have the ability to choose your reactions.”

All of us have stressful or upsetting moments. It depends on how we react to them

that makes the difference. They could linger less with the right reaction....hey? JV

I can choose to get angry and retaliate or let it go, I can't control anyone-else but I can

control me - what I will say and what I will do. It's a good idea not to act on first impulse. SH

“The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.”

It's hard to let go of yesterday sometimes but when you do, you find freedom and peace and happiness.

And from that you are able to move forward in a better direction. SH

Today we can find a new direction that can open a nice new journey in life for us.

But yesterday must be dismissed to find this new journey. JV

“Your perceptions create your reality.”

Things are not always what we perceive them to be....good or bad etc

It's amazing how our perception of things can effect our reality for good or bad. JV

The way we think about things often, is the way we take them through our day.

In a lot of respects we create our reality - based on the way we think and perceive things. SH

“It’s thinking you know that stops you from knowing.”

Sometimes when we think we know something (ie we heard or read it once) this can hinder

true knowledge - that usually comes through insight or experience. JV

Sometimes people know with surface knowledge but to really know is to understand.

They're not open to ideas - they're closed off - they don't want to change their perception

or their reality. SH

One could say they know on the surface but they don't want to go any deeper.

They could have the cake and they're settling for the crumbs. JV

“You are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.”

NOW is one of the best blessings we can have in life. We can start fresh...we can

change our direction...take on a new purpose... JV

It's understanding the choices you have to make for your today. your now, your future.

And we're in God's Grace to choose our future. SH

“Happiness is not the absence of problems; it’s the ability to deal with them.”

It's so true. Problems are part of living in an imperfect world....and imperfect relationships.

It is the ability to deal with them that results in a happier life. JV

I can move around my problems with God's Grace and help. I can choose to be happy about

what is good in my life instead of focusing on what is'nt. That may only be in one area that things are not

working out well. Try not to neglect the other areas for the sake of that one area. SH

The better areas can maybe not lived out because of the not so good. JV

“Happiness and success come from living in the present, not from existing in the past.”

Happiness can only be lived Today and when we've grasped that (through practice)

success can start to follow. JV

"It’s actually in simplifying life that you get the greatest strength."

We're so busy busy, but when we take a step back to simplify. You're making a decision maybe,

to do something for you instead of everyone else. Sometimes we can think that our busy mode is

what we are instead of realizing that we have a purpose. What are you happy in?

In making some choices, that's where your strength comes from because you are deciding

what's right for you. SH

“Gratitude enhances your ability to see beauty. It’s like seeing beauty in High Definition."

When you are thankful for something, when you really have that joy and thankfulness

for things, you are opening your mind to seeing more of beauty.....that there are good things

in life....there are things worth being thankful for and that helps you to find something else that is

beautiful and being thankful for. SH

“Within ourselves we all have the gifts and talents we need to fulfill the purpose we’ve been blessed with.”

I do believe that God gives us all that we need to fulfill the plans and the purpose He has for us.

We sometimes need reminding of our gifts and abilities and purpose in life.

A lot of people don't think they can do things but when they try, they can be really good at them.

And then they can say I never knew I had it in me to do this, and suprise themselves. SH

Sometimes we loose track of where we are too. And then we are looking for something more.....something else. JV

“Enjoy today, it’s what you hold in your senses now.”

Oh how we like to reflect on joys of yesterday and dream of tomorrow's - why not

do something Nice today and Enjoy it? Yes, we should try this at least once a week

or something small each day that makes a difference. JV

Sometimes people are so negative with life that they don't recognize happiness when it does happen,

Or they are so busy being organized for the happy, when it's there in the moment. SH

“Allow yourself to enjoy each happy moment in your life.”

It comes back to conscious living - being in the now, being in the moment - being conscious of what

you are doing and also of the choices that you are making. SH

Quotes by Robert Schuller

"Build a dream and the dream will build you."

"Impossible situations can become possible miracles."

"For every mountain, there's a miracle."

"Press on. Obstacles are seldom the same size as they are today."

"Let your hopes not your hurts shape your future."

"What would you do if you knew you could not fail."

"If there exists no possibility of failure, then victory is meaningless."

"Today's accomplishments were yesterday's impossibilities."

"Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing perfectly."

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