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Inspirational Short Stories, Fables, Poems, Essays, Parables, Quotes, and Proverbs. 875 People

    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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    A spoon cannot taste of the food it carries

    Likewise, a foolish man cannot understand the wise man's wisdom even if he associates with a sage
    youngRj youngRj 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 29

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 20, 2009

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    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication,

    calling a lie a lie... much as somebody may pretend to appear wise or cool, inspiration arrives as a packet of material to be delivered not to those who think they can buy it... but to those who know they have to earn it... How can we earn it ? Simple : we need to be...
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 22, 2015

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    Not everything that is faced can be changed,

    but nothing can be changed until it is faced. -Lucille Ball
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 19, 2015

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    life is like playing cards.

    if you win all the time, you're definitely a cheater. if you loose all the time, it means someone is taking advantage of you.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 5, 2015

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    A doctor was always living happily in all

    situations of life. Once a friend asked him the reason for being so happy all the time. He simply smiled and said, "Let me explain. ... It's indeed very simple. I know medicines, so I just understand the concept!" "You know how we swallow bitter medicine pills immediately...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 30, 2015

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    “At the end of the day,

    faith is a funny thing. It turns up when you don’t really expect it. It’s like, one day you realize that the fairy tale is slightly different than your dream. The castle, well, it may not be a castle. And it’s not so important that it’s happy ever after – just that it...
    Beautifulnlost22 Beautifulnlost22 31-35, F Aug 23, 2015

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    “To be a warrior is not a simple matter of

    wishing to be one. It is rather an endless struggle that will go on to the very last moment of our lives. Nobody is born a warrior, in exactly the same way that nobody is born an average man. We make ourselves into one or the other.” ~ Carlos Castaneda
    squizz5 squizz5 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 19, 2015

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    "Don't say 'I made a mistake' instead say:

    'Mistakes help me learn' "
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 8, 2015

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    "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek,

    and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. "For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.… Matthew 7:7-8
    minisuko minisuko 26-30, F Dec 26, 2015

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    Maybe so, Maybe not. We’ll see.

    There is a Chinese Proverb that goes something like this… A farmer and his son had a beloved stallion who helped the family earn a living. One day, the horse ran away and their neighbors exclaimed, “Your horse ran away, what terrible luck!” The farmer replied, “Maybe...
    squizz5 squizz5 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 20, 2015

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 20, 2009

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 21, 2009

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    “You can’t prepare

    for a sudden impact. You can’t brace yourself; it just hits you, out of nowhere, and suddenly, the life you knew before is over… Forever.
    Beautifulnlost22 Beautifulnlost22 31-35, F Aug 20, 2015

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    The Two Travelers and the Farmer A traveler

    came upon an old farmer hoeing in his field beside the road. Eager to rest his feet, the wanderer hailed the countryman, who seemed happy enough to straighten his back and talk for a moment. "What sort of people live in the next town?" asked the stranger. "What were the people...
    squizz5 squizz5 41-45, M Oct 21, 2015

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    I want ... by Jorge Bucay I want you to listen

    to me without judging me I want you to give your opinion without giving me advice I want you to trust me without expecting anything I want you to help me without deciding for me I want you to care for me without smothering me I want you to see me without seeing yourself in me I...
    martatkm martatkm 13-15, F Nov 25, 2015

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    T.S. Eliot wrote “Between the desire

    and the spasm, between the potency and the existence, between the essence and the descent, falls the shadow. This is the way the world ends
    Beautifulnlost22 Beautifulnlost22 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 8, 2015

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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 1 Response Mar 15, 2014

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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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    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2015

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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 1 Response Nov 23, 2014

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    Those who grow Tall by giving it their All,

    without the worry of Fall, are powered by a Passion, that is born from Inspiration....
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind 31-35, F Nov 16, 2015

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    I have read this story over the net

    and it made me realize things. It's just so true that I can't stop myself from sharing this.. A man planted a rose and watered it faithfully. And before it blossomed, he examined it. He saw the bud that would soon blossom, but noticed thorns upon the stem and he thought, “How...
    zoiera zoiera 26-30 1 Response May 18, 2015

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    gofundme.com/9h6mwpus please help

    if possible! Everyone's donations are appreciated!
    RandomGirl152025 RandomGirl152025 13-15, F Oct 19, 2015

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    You think you can define me,

    That I'm a tick in just one box, Like my being is a door, A single key unlocks, But let me tell you something, I have the universe inside, I hold an untamed ocean, With a constant changing tide, I'm home to endless mountains, With tips that touch the sky, Flocks of grand...
    Mrmeaner02 Mrmeaner02 41-45, M Jan 15, 2015

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    THOUGHT FOR THE DAY..

    .. Women are like phones: They like to be held, talked to, and touched often. But push the wrong button and you are disconnected.
    Rusham Rusham 66-70, M 1 Response Mar 23, 2015

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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 Oct 28, 2013

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    This is just so me Found it in a book The

    saying is so deep It says: "we humans are unhappy because we don't like the way we are but we don't even know what we want to be like" Horrible translation for such a nice saying
    PaperGirl6 PaperGirl6 18-21 Oct 17, 2015

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    When it is dark enough,

    you can see the stars. - Persian proverb
    brainrapist brainrapist 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    We are challenged to step into the unknown

    and to trust this is as it is meant to be!
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F Jan 17

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    Anyone have any motivation/inspiration words to

    turn your day around, dismiss negative thoughts/being in control of your own mind?
    kat115nk kat115nk 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 16, 2015

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 27, 2009

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    ?Only as high as I can reach can I grow.

    Only as far as I can seek can I go. Only as deep as I can look can I see. Only as much as I can I dream can I be.?
    yashu3315 yashu3315 22-25, M Jan 9

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    Here is an anti proverb to ponder.

    If at first you don't succeed skydiving is not for you.
    Rusham Rusham 66-70, M 1 Response Jan 31, 2015

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    Things do not change.

    We change.” Henry David Thoreau.
    Beautifulnlost22 Beautifulnlost22 31-35, F Aug 24, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Dec 17, 2011

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    It is truly better to give

    than to receive. (But the best feeling in the world is to give anonymously and have someone find out)
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F Dec 26, 2015

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    I am different with him I want to be gentle

    Because I know he has hurt so much I want to be close but he moves around - slowly but often I cannot be next to him I search for the answers from others There are so many stories layers of lives spent searching for love And stories of versions of him I make guesses I...
    juju027 juju027 26-30, F Nov 4, 2015

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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...
    file09 file09 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 29, 2014

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    "In theory there is no difference between theory

    and practice; in practice there is." - Walter J. Savitch, often attributed to Yogi Berra.
    JackMann JackMann 22-25, M Jan 9

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    ChelseaMonroe ChelseaMonroe 22-25, F Nov 3, 2015

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    Mono no aware A japanese phrase

    that means the awareness to impermanence, being happy at the existence of a moment but knowing it will soon pass...the sadness in happiness. We don't have an english alternative...but I think we need one.
    kuronekko kuronekko 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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