Inspirational quotes

Visit this space whenever you are looking for an inspirational quote to lift your mood. All of the below quotes have been sent in by WI members.

'Look after yourself today & tomorrow will take care of itself'

'Smile awhile. And when you smile, Another smiles, And soon there's miles and miles of smiles. Because YOU smiled.'

‘Do ye the little things in life’ |‘ Gwnewch y pethau bychain’
by Saint David, Patron Saint of Wales

' Refuse to fall down: Refuse to fall down. If you cannot refuse to fall down, refuse to stay down. If you cannot refuse to stay down, lift your heart toward heaven and, like a hungry beggar, ask that it be filled - and it will be filled. You may be pushed down. You may be kept from rising. But no one can keep you from lifting your heart toward heaven - only you. It is in the midst of misery that so much becomes clear. The one who said nothing good came of this, is not yet listening.' 
by The Faithful Gardener, Clarissa Estes

'Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.'
by John Ruskin

'Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.'
by James Baldwin

'Recipe for Life: Take equal parts of faith and courage mix well with a sense of humour, sprinkle with a few tears and a large helping of kindness to others. Bake in a good-natured oven, dust with laughter. Remove all self-pity, scrape away any self-indulgence that is apparent and serve in generous helpings'

'Go placidly amid the noise & haste. & remember what peace there may be in silence'
by Desiderata

'Above all else, be kind'

'Love with all your heart. In the end, it is the only thing that matters'

'If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again'

'Accept who you are - be yourself. You are an original'

'When you look at a field of dandelions you can either see a field of weeds or a field of wishes.'

'You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.'
by Mae West

'In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.'
by Abraham Lincoln

'In making others happy, you will be happy too, for the happiness you give away, returns to shine on you.'
by Helen Steiner Rice

'Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain'

'Nothing Can Dim My Shining Light Within'

'Dance like no one is watching and sing as no one can hear'

'The past cannot be changed but look forward to the future, everybody's journey is different'

'I don’t let the old man in'
by Clint Eastwood

'Count your blessings'

'Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.' 
by Albert Cannus

'Try to look upon the bright side, turn ever to the light, and you will find as time goes on, that both sides will grow bright.'

'A Woman is like a teabag; you never know how strong she is until she's in hot water.'
by Eleanor Roosevelt

'Quiet, calm deliberation disentangles every knot.'
by Gilbert and Sulivan

'Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday and all is well.'

'Hope shines brightest in the dark'

'We are saying no to things today so that we can say yes to things in the future.'

'Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.'
by Robin Williams

'People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did but people will never forget how you made them feel.'
by Maya Angelou

'Sometimes the person who tries to keep everyone else happy is the most lonely person, so never leave them alone because they will never say that they need you.'

'The best things in life aren't things'

'Everything happens for a reason, it's either a blessing or a lesson' - not sure about this, can be controversial...

'Good things come to those that create.'

'There is no WiFi in the forest, but you will find a better connection.'

'Life is like making tea, it's how you make it.'

'She was unstoppable, not because she did not have failures or doubts, but because he continued on despite them.'

'Today I will not stress over things I cannot control.'

'Nature brings us hope of better days to come.'

'Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and forever dear.'

'Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.'
by Oscar Wilde

'I shall pass this way but once; any good that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being; let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.'
by Etienne de Grellet


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