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Inspirational Short Stories, Fables, Poems, Essays, Parables, Quotes, and Proverbs. 607 People

    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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    The World Is Like A Mirror...

    Smile and your friends will smile back.  
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    Caminante, son tus huellas el camino,

    y nada más; caminante, no hay camino, se hace camino al andar.Wanderer, your footsteps are the road, and nothing more; wanderer, there is no road, the road is made by walking.- Antonio Machado
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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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    Trust is like a paper.

    Once it's crumpled, it cant be perfect again.
    myraaxx myraaxx 13-15, F Feb 15

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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

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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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    Contemplation You are not what you do.

    You are not what you don’t do. You are not the job title. You are not a labeled societal sub group. You are not your personality; You are not a happy person, a depressed person or an angry person. You are not a definition of your own qualities. Who are you? You are...
    Femmeheartsoul Femmeheartsoul 36-40, F May 13

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    "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, 2014

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    myraaxx myraaxx 13-15, F Mar 27

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    You never have to change anything you got up in

    the middle of the night to write...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Jan 16

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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 Jan 11, 2012

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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, 2014

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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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    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

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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 1 Response Jun 30, 2014

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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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    “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 3 Responses Nov 2, 2014

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    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.

    I heard it was about a tree and a boy. The tree was generous. Very generous, in fact, it may have been too generous. Perhaps a better word for the tree would be altruistic? Being altruistic is giving too much of yourself to someone else and not leaving...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F Dec 18, 2014

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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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    God comforts us in all our troubles

    so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ. Even when we are weighed down with troubles, it is for your...
    zehero zehero 22-25, M Jun 13

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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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    ~Good Monday Morning!

    Make it a great day!!!~
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 22, 2014

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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 2 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    Is there space for another in your haven,

    or can I follow you only so far, then settle patiently to await your return to me; the reunion all the sweeter for your absence.
    Femmeheartsoul Femmeheartsoul 36-40, F 3 Responses May 5

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    "We have to hate sin,

    not people"
    myraaxx myraaxx 13-15, F Dec 4, 2014

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    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 19, 2014

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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 2 Responses Mar 23

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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...
    icecoldzt icecoldzt 26-30 1 Response May 18

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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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    Some winters will never melt Some summers

    we’ll never freeze Some things will only live in poems...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Apr 13

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