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Words To Live By

A brief collection of inspirational sayings.



"People are often unreasonable, irrational, 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 unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.

Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.

Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.

Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may feel jealous.

Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten.

Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.

Give your best anyway.



This version of the Paradoxical Commandments is credited to Mother Theresa
The original version by Dr. Kent M. Keith


"Be the change you wish to see in the world!"



"Watch your thoughts; they become words.

Watch your words; they become actions.

Watch your actions; they become habits.

Watch your habits; the become character.

Watch your character; it becomes your destiny."

- Frank Outlaw


"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy.

  - Martin Luther King, Jr.


"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."

- Elizabeth Kubler Ross


"Your work is to discover your world and then
with all your heart give yourself to it."

                                                    - Buddha


"Do what you can, with whatever you got, wherever you are."

- Theodore Roosevelt


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

 - Eleanor Roosevelt


"Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some people mover our souls to dance.

They awaken us to a new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom.

Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon.

They stay in our lives for awhile, leave footprints on our hearts,

and we are never, ever the same."

- Flavia Weeden


Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart give yourself to it.

- Buddha


You give but little when you give of your possessions.

It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

-Kahlil Gibran