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Quick Wisdom: 20 Quotes To Live By


By now, it’s no secret that I love quotes.  The power of words is one of the reasons I love writing so much.  I love that the most powerful quotes can both evoke emotion and stir one to action.  There’s something to be said for a whole book on being the change or being a kind person.  But there’s also a place for quick wisdom…simple quotes to live by.  Sometimes, a lot can be said in just a little bit of space.  
Today, I’d like to share 20 quotes that inspire me and encourage me on a regular basis.  I hope you can find something that speaks to you as well.
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Children are not a distraction from more important work.  They are the most important work.” – C.S. Lewis

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates

“The what-ifs and should-haves will eat your brain.” – John O’ Callaghan

“You are both good and bad and messy and complex and still worthy of compassion, love, and acceptance.” – Sarajane Case

“Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Wherever you are, be all there.” – Jim Elliot

“All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

“The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes…including you.” – Anne Lamott

“We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is true or not.” – Anthony Robbins

“I am grateful for what I have.  My Thanksgiving is perpetual.” – Henry David Thoreau  

“You will get there when you are meant to get there.  So relax, breathe, and be patient.” – Mandy Hale

“We make a living by what we get.  We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

“Someone else’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.” – Les Brown

“He who is contented is rich.” – Lao Tzu

“Let God’s promises shine on your problems.” – Corrie Ten Boom

“Do the best you can until you know better.  Then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou

“You’ll drive yourself crazy trying to control something that isn’t yours to control.  Let go.  Free yourself.  Allow our mind and energy to focus on something positive…to build something beautiful.” – Steve Maraboli

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank

What are your favorite quotes to live by?  Did any of them make my list?  Let us know in the comments!

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