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Inspirational Short Stories, Fables, Poems, Essays, Parables, Quotes, and Proverbs. 870 People

    The belonging you seek is not behind you.

    It is ahead. - Maz Kanata
    brainrapist brainrapist
    22-25, F
    Mar 22

    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

    ' It's important to keep your feelings

    and self worth in different places because when feelings get hurt, it shouldn't change how you view yourself.'
    JuanaChange JuanaChange
    26-30, F
    Apr 16
    ChelseaMonroe ChelseaMonroe
    22-25, F
    Nov 3, 2015

    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

    Love is that condition in

    which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. ~ Robert A. Heinlein
    Katie419 Katie419
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 30, 2014

    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

    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
    1 Response Oct 20, 2015

    ....................truth.

    ......................
    bethany444 bethany444
    46-50, F
    1 Response Feb 17

    Never chase love,affection

    or attention.If it isn't given freely by another person,it's not worth having.
    sparklingdiva sparklingdiva
    31-35, F
    Mar 12

    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
    70+, M
    1 Response Mar 23, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 18, 2015

    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

    "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

    Things do not change.

    We change.” Henry David Thoreau.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 24, 2015

    "Be humble for you are made of earth,

    be noble for you are made of stars." - Serbian proverb
    brainrapist brainrapist
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jan 9

    When it is dark enough,

    you can see the stars. - Persian proverb
    brainrapist brainrapist
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 6

    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

    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
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Dec 17, 2011

    Stop being afraid of what could go wrong

    and start being excited about what could go right!
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee
    22-25, F
    Apr 5

    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
    1 Response Feb 8

    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
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Sep 8, 2015

    T.S. Eliot wrote “Between the idea

    and the reality, between the motion and the act, falls the shadow.”
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 8, 2015

    ` and perhaps the very fact the moon could

    never have the sun was the reason that she loved him.. `
    JuanaChange JuanaChange
    26-30, F
    Apr 16

    "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

    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain
    26-30, F
    Nov 7, 2015

    "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

    The best preparation

    for tomorrow is doing your best today. If we're always thinking about tomorrow we miss out on important, amazing, and special moments today. None of us are promised a tomorrow, so living in the moment is important to practice today.
    Mcinacann Mcinacann
    41-45, F
    Apr 17

    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

    Here is an anti proverb to ponder.

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

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    if possible! Everyone's donations are appreciated!
    RandomGirl152025 RandomGirl152025
    16-17, F
    Oct 19, 2015

    Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's

    possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
    Mcinacann Mcinacann
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 17

    “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
    Oct 19, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    A Vision Without.....

    "Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare." -Japanese Proverb
    WildHearted WildHearted
    46-50, M
    Oct 28, 2013

    The World Is Like A Mirror...

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

    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

    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

    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

    “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.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 20, 2015

    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

    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

    ?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

    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

    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...
    JuanaChange JuanaChange
    26-30, F
    Nov 4, 2015
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