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Inspirational Short Stories, Fables, Poems, Essays, Parables, Quotes, and Proverbs. 488 People

    "When I was a young man,

    I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn't change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn't change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family. Now, as an old man, I...
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    I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings ~bymaya Angelou

    A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange suns rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipped and his...
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    A bit long, but worth the read.

    Author unknown... A Hindu saint and his disciples were visiting the Ganges river, where they found a group of family members on the banks shouting in anger at each other. Turning to his disciples, the saint smiled and asked, 'Why do people in anger shout at each other?’ His...
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    Life is a balance. When there is darkness there will be light.
    xxtheecalamity xxtheecalamity 18-21, F Nov 26, 2013

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    The best quote I heard today was "a husband is

    a bachelor whose luck finally failed "
    brummy37 brummy37 36-40, M Apr 4

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    Are you feeling pretty rubbish about yourself?

    Do you have a spare 15 minutes? Then watch this: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ja2Z_BiPmQY I'm willing to bet that after seeing this and listening to every single word, you'll feel much better and pumped the hell up.
    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    Tenacity... “You may encounter many

    defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” ― Maya Angelou
    PandorasDream PandorasDream 36-40, F Jul 30

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    Breath

    Every morning, I get a Bible Verse emailed to me from KLove (my favorite radio station back home.) So being at Disney, I never expected one to actually apply to me today.  But I got this one and I feel I had to share. Ezekiel 37:5 "...Look! I am going to put breath into you and...
    ANewCreation4Him ANewCreation4Him 36-40, F Jul 21, 2013

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    ChadMontgomery Sometimes I wake-up

    and don’t recognize the person I see in the mirror I call it ChadMontgomery. Other times I believe I own the world and everything in it I call that ChadMontgomery. I know my worth and what I’m capable of I call it ChadMontgomery. My success means nothing if it doesn...
    SilentStoryteller SilentStoryteller 18-21, F Dec 30, 2013

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    Dreams can take you..

    . to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the window of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known.
    Timothy4321 Timothy4321 18-21, M Dec 28, 2013

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    The Cracked Pots

    A water bearer in China had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water. At the end of the long walk from the stream to the...
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    So Sweet

    "After all these years I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning; it is better to live outside the Garden with her than inside it without her.” ~Mark Twain
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    ~Good Monday Morning!

    Make it a great day!!!~
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    "I wish you enough" When your told "I wish you

    enough" it's a blessing, wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them. I wish you enough sun to keep you attitude bright. I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more. I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive...
    BankofDad BankofDad 36-40, M Jun 2

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    The Two Wolves

    ~ An old Cherokee chief was teaching his grandson about life... "A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy. "It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. "One is evil - he is anger, envy...
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    One of the secrets to life is to make stepping

    stones out of stumbling blocks - Anonymous -
    seekinganswers1980 seekinganswers1980 31-35, F May 29

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    Such A Relevent Quote For Ep

    "Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.” Edgar Allan Poe is amazing!
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    Life Is An Echo

    ALL comes back, the good, the bad, the false, and the true... So give the world the best you have & the best will come back to you
    craazzeecalamity craazzeecalamity 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2011

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    Always

    "We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning." -unknown
    craazzeecalamity craazzeecalamity 41-45, F Dec 1, 2011

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    30 sec.Speech by Bryan Dyson (CEO of Coca

    Cola) "Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them - Work, Family, Health, Friends and Spirit and you're keeping all of these in the Air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But...
    esteem29 esteem29 26-30, M May 27

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    But yesterday I was crying my eyes out

    and today I can't stop smiling. Life is funny that way one day death seems like the only option and the next life seems like the greatest thing. You just gotta hang in there. Cause you're gonna have days that you will only cry and days that you would rather be dead. But every...
    kiara95 kiara95 18-21, F Sep 9

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    Only When...

    "Only when we are no longer afraid, do we begin to live in every experience, painful or joyous, to live in gratitude for every moment, to live abundantly." -Dorothy Thompson
    craazzeecalamity craazzeecalamity 41-45, F Dec 1, 2011

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    I Never Thought Of Some Quotes In The Context Of Being Transgendered ... But It Works

    "Everyone dies but not everyone lives. Live your life in a way that makes you happy and proud. It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before... to test your limits... to break through barriers." ~ Anais Nin It speaks directly to me and urges me to...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 4 Responses Sep 6, 2010

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    Know Yourself...

    Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. --Aristotle
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M Nov 15, 2013

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    "In the long history of the world,

    only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility—I welcome it. I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other generation. The energy, the...
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M Jun 6

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    A Vision Without.....

    "Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare." -Japanese Proverb
    WildHearted WildHearted 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 28, 2013

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    The soul knows how to heal itself always.

    The trick is silencing the mind.
    ADeepPerspective ADeepPerspective 18-21, F Dec 13, 2013

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    A Cry For Help

    Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived: Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all of the others, including Love. One day it was announced to the feelings that the island would sink, so all constructed boats and left. Except for Love. Love was the only...
    BrokenUpInside BrokenUpInside 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 10, 2009

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    A Chinese Proverb

    If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.
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    A Learning Process

    Your life is a learning process - you can only become wiser from learning. Sometimes you might have to attract making a painful mistake to learn something important, but after the mistake you have far greater wisdom. Wisdom cannot be bought with money - it can only be acquired...
    craazzeecalamity craazzeecalamity 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 11, 2012

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    The World Is Like A Mirror...

    Smile and your friends will smile back.  
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 14, 2009

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    Hardship... “Sometimes the bad things

    that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.” ― Unknown
    PandorasDream PandorasDream 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    CHEER UP! From what people tell me I hear SEX

    IS STILL GOOD. Still others state that lickher is quicker, and the Dentist says SEX DOESN'T ROT YOUR TEETH.
    Blindog13 Blindog13 56-60, M Sep 19

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    “Laugh, even when you feel too sick

    or too worn out or tired. Smile, even when you're trying not to cry and the tears are blurring your vision. Sing, even when people stare at you and tell you your voice is crappy. Trust, even when your heart begs you not to. Twirl, even when your mind makes no sense of what you...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 2

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    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 18

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    Encouragement

    When you do a thing, do it with all your might.  Put your whole soul into it.  Stamp it with your personality.  Be active, be energetic be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your objective. ~~Ralph Waldo Emerson
    ichooselife ichooselife 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 12, 2010

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    Just Love This...and Want To Share.

    I visited with the moon tonight She was full - bright and endless She reached into my heart And filled it with love She cradled me in her warm silvery arms Her soft voice told me that I am beautiful...I am love I have purpose....There is meaning to my life.
    Kiwispirit Kiwispirit 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 20, 2009

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    "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

    " Neale Donald Walsch "Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated." "Suffer the pain of discipline or suffer the pain of regret." "It never gets easier. You just get better." "A year from now you will wish you started today."
    AcousticAnne AcousticAnne 26-30, F Jan 16

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    Anyway - Mother Theresa

    People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest...
    heartofanoldsoul heartofanoldsoul 31-35 Oct 5, 2012

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    The Secret of Happiness - a Parable By Paul Coelho

    A certain shopkeeper sent his son to learn about the secret of happiness from the wisest man in the world. The lad wandered through the desert for 40 days, and finally came upon a beautiful castle, high atop a mountain. It was there that the wise man lived. Rather than finding a...
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    Love is that condition in

    which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. ~ Robert A. Heinlein
    Katie419 Katie419 22-25, F Jun 30

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    Thought And Knowledge

    Those who think don't know and those who know don't have to think.
    greatsouthernland greatsouthernland 31-35, M 5 Responses Oct 22, 2009

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    Be careful who you start dating!

    Because a lot of ppl aren't looking for love.... They looking for help.
    IloveLife14 IloveLife14 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    I love this quote. So true isn't it?

    Actions always speak louder than words. Looking at myself first here..😉
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    willowknight willowknight 22-25, F Sep 20

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    Kind words do not cost much,

    yet they accomplish much. - Blaise Pascal -
    seekinganswers1980 seekinganswers1980 31-35, F May 29

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