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Inspiration for the New Year and Beyond

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I collected these quotes several months ago. When I read them in preparation for the January newsletter, I was inspired to decide to read one each morning of this month. You may wish to do the same.

This is the fifth in our series of quotations. The others are:

Thoughts for Inspiration, Courage, And Love

All You Need is Love

Inner Visions: Quotes about Creativity

What Is Happiness?

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When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably --Walt Disney

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Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale --Hans Christian Andersen

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The reward of a thing well done is to have done it --Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations. --George Bernard Shaw
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The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering --Ben Okri
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Great minds have purposes; others have wishes -- Washington Irving

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"When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us." --Alexander Graham Bell
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"Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing on one's own sunshine."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

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As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Alas for those who never sing and die with all their music in them. --Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Being ungrateful for what you get never gets you more. --H. Glasow

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Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. --Art Linkletter

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Leap and the net will appear. --Les Brown

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The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life
by altering his attitude. --William James

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Self--knowledge is an anchor that makes unpredictability tolerable. --Deepak Chopra

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Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire --William Butler Yeats

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He who wants to do good knocks at the gate; he who loves finds the gate open
--Rabindranath Tagore

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What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember
and how you remember it --Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

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I haven't failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that don't work --Benjamin Franklin.

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Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different --Albert Szent--Gyrgyi

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If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves
--Thomas Alva Edison

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It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. --William Shakespeare.

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You see things; and you say `Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say `Why not? --George Bernard Shaw

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I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it --Groucho Marx
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All animals except man know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it --Samuel Butler

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We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world --Buddha
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If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough --Meister Eckhardt

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Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion --Martha Graham

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The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible." --Arthur C. Clarke

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"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." --Eleanor Roosevelt

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There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as though everything is a miracle. --Albert Einstein

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May God give you....
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer
For each prayer.

--Irish Blessing
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"May you live all the days of your life." -Jonathan Swift

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