Inspiring Words

  • We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. — Martin Luther King Jr.
  • I can be changed by what happens to me.  But I refuse to be reduced by it. — Maya Angelou
  • My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. — Maya Angelou
  • 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. — http://www.livelifehappy.com
  • We are all visitors to this time, this place.  We are just passing through.  Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love..and then we return home. — Australian Aboriginal Proverb (maybe)
  • Everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence. — Mourning Dove (Salish), 1888-1936
  • People who shine from within don’t need a spotlight. — Lecturum
  • Could it be that the road to technology represents a rush to destruction, and that the road to spirituality represents the slower path that the traditional native [and all] people have traveled and are now seeking again? The earth is not scorched on this trail. The grass is still growing there.” — William Commanda, Mamiwinini, Canada, 1991, The Sacred Tree
  • We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions define us. — Virginia Satir
  • We learned to be patient observers like the owl. We learned cleverness from the crow, and courage from the jay, who will attack an owl ten times its size to drive it off its territory. But above all of them ranked the chickadee because of its indomitable spirit. — Elder quoted in Tom Brown, Jr., The Tracker
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4 thoughts on “Inspiring Words

  1. In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways. –Edith Wharton

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