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I Like Inspirational Words of Thought

Inspirational Short Stories, Fables, Poems, Essays, Parables, Quotes, and Proverbs. 342 People

    Power Of Thoughts

    "You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That's the only thing you should be trying to control." - Elizabeth...
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    Ithaca When you set out

    for Ithaka ask that your way be long, full of adventure, full of instruction. The Laistrygonians and the Cyclops, angry Poseidon - do not fear them: such as these you will never find as long as your thought is lofty, as long as a rare emotion touch your spirit and your body. The...
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    Extract from "The Circus Animals' Desertion" by

    WB Yeats I sought a theme and sought for it in vain, I sought it daily for six weeks or so. Maybe at last, being but a broken man, I must be satisfied with my heart, although Winter and summer till old age began My circus animals were all on show. ....... Those masterful...
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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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    But I Hate Cliches.

    I like inspirational words and insights into different ways of thinking.... not worn out cliches. Being a person who struggles to think positive in this life on a regular basis, I can see the importance of reminding ourselves that we can control our thought process and change...
    craazzeecalamity craazzeecalamity 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2011

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    The innocent and the beautiful have no enemy

    but time. William Butler Yeats
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M Feb 2

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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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    A Native American Proverb

    There is a Indian proverb that says everyone is a house with four rooms, a physical, an emotional, a mental, and a spiritual. Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time, but unless we go into every room everyday, even if to only keep it aired, we are not a whole person...
    Allyouneedislove91 Allyouneedislove91 18-21, F Jul 29, 2013

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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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    The World Is Like A Mirror...

    Smile and your friends will smile back.  
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    A Vision Without.....

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

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    Curve Ball.

    Just when you think you know one thing Something else comes around and jumbles up your mind then you feel as if you know nothing the universe has thrown you a curve ball my friend but this is not the end You can sit in self pitty and believe everything is ****** or you can allow...
    RoadToWisdom RoadToWisdom 18-21, F Oct 17, 2012

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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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    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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    Felicity in Turin by Paul Durcan -1990 We met

    in the Valentino in Turin And travelled through Italy by train, Sleeping together. I do not mean having sex. I mean sleeping together. Of which sexuality is, And is not, a part. It is this sleeping together That is sacred to me. This yawning together. You can have sex with...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 10

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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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    People In Our Life

    The people who want to stay in your life will always find a way. Real friends and lovers stay faithful. You shouldn't have to fight for a spot in someone’s life because if they truly care about you, they will create one for you.
    SpringlesAndStars SpringlesAndStars 22-25, F Apr 16, 2013

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    Value

    Value the people who love, respect and trust you the most, And forget about the negative and toxic people who don't deserve you.
    craazzeecalamity craazzeecalamity 41-45, F Jan 8, 2012

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    From The Song of Wondering Aengus By William

    Butler Yeats ....Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone, And kiss her lips and take her hands; And walk among long dappled grass, And pluck till time and times are done The silver apples of the moon, The golden...
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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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    The Opposite of Loneliness By Marina Keegan

    We don’t have a word for the opposite of loneliness, but if we did, I could say that’s what I want in life. What I’m grateful and thankful to have found at Yale, and what I’m scared of losing when we wake up tomorrow and leave this place. It’s not quite love and it...
    Norajean1109 Norajean1109 18-21, F Apr 12

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    He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven Had I the

    heavens' embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half-light, I would spread the cloths under your feet: But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M Feb 9

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    Don Draper: Nostalgia - it's delicate,

    but potent. Teddy told me that in Greek, "nostalgia" literally means "the pain from an old wound." It's a twinge in your heart far more powerful than memory alone....
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M Feb 10

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    Journey

    “The spiritual path -- is simply the journey of living our lives. Everyone is on a spiritual path; most people just don't know it.” - Marianne Williamson
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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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    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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    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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    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...
    Cherbelle Cherbelle 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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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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    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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    "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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    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
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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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    The 99 Club

    Once upon a time, there lived a King who, despite his luxurious lifestyle, was neither happy nor content. One day, the King came upon a servant who was singing happily while he worked. This fascinated the King; why was he, the Supreme Ruler of the Land, unhappy and gloomy, while...
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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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    Never...

    Never force yourself to have a space in someone's life because if they really know your worth, they'll surely create one for you. -unknown
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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    "Easy is the way to free fall. Into the lap of Inertia."
    SinisterSmile SinisterSmile 22-25 1 Response Apr 13

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    I have been on EP for almost a year now.I previously deleted my account and then came back to EP under a new account as I missed my EP friends.Everyone in my circle is unique and...
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    It was one of the lines in a song I heard this morning: Be a Twinkie in a Ding Dong world. In other words be your authentic self. Be an individual. Unique.
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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche(Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter Fifty I liked the house when it was quiet and I could mess around in the kitchen without people weaving in...
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    All my best quotes Beauty isn't about having a pretty face. It's about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart and most importantly, a pretty soul True love isn't easy, but it...
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    on inspiration. The truth is on the march and nothing will stop it. - Emile Zola We relish news of our heroes, forgetting that we are extraordinary to somebody too. - Helen Hayes...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    It's always nice and feels good to hear those words spoken for you and you alone.
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.Wordsworth.
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    "The words 'give up' are for those who've fought 'till the very end." One Piece Episode 332
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    My inspirational daughter in law. One of seven children abandoned by her mother at an early age when her mother took off on her hippie dream and then placed in a foster home when...
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    “Life is a series of pulls back and forth. You want to do one thing, but you are bound to do something else. Something hurts you, yet you know it shouldn’t. You take certain...
    MyReverie MyReverie 18-21, F 1 Response