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Meaningful Quotes - Meaningful Sayings

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

Welcome to these Meaningful Quotes about life and love, faith and courage.
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Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams, you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
- Marie Curie

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

You must do the things you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain.
- Vivian Greene

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We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

Life is a song - sing it.
Life is a game - play it.
Life is a challenge - meet it.
Life is a dream - realize it.
Life is a sacrifice - offer it.
Life is love - enjoy it.
- Sai Baba

Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others.
- Helen Keller

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love is not a mere sentiment. Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me.
I love you for that part of me you bring out.
- Roy Croft

Loving is the most unmitigated and courageous act I perform in a day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Old friends pass away, new friends appear.
It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives.
The important thing is to make it meaningful:
a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.
- Dalai Lama

Love your enemies, bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you,
and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you.
- Jesus (Matthew 5:44)

I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church.
For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the Spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

Where There is Love, Nothing is Missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
- Helen Keller

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.
- John Lennon

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle

Actions speak louder than words.
- Anonymous

We are most like God when we forgive.
- Anonymous

Life is a long lesson in humility.
- James M. Barrie

No one knows what he can do until he tries.
- Publilius Syrus

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Yoda (Star Wars movie)

Winners never quit and quitters never win!
- Vince Lombardi

The buck stops here.
- Harry Truman

Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
- Thomas Paine

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
- Mark Twain

Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared.
- Eddie Rickenbacker

It is curious - curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare.
- Mark Twain

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
- Raymond Lindquist

The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
- Keshavan Nair

Affirmation: I Act with Bold Courage - Taking inspiration from the powerful vision of my future, I boldly set sail with courage and intent. I hold my course with focused attention and relentless commitment, as I weather the storms of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Courage is not always about action, and it doesn't always involve danger, but courage is always doing what is right.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

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

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Dalai Lama

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
- Paul Boese

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

When the best leader's work is done the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn't matter who gets the credit.
- Anonymous

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
- John Quincy Adams

I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.
- Robert E. Lee

Your example is far more influential and inspiring than any words of instruction, or threats, or even words of encouragement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

You do not lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.
- Dwight Eisenhower

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
- Dwight Eisenhower

Never trust spiritual leader who doesn't dance.
- Miyagi: character in movie The Next Karate Kid

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
- George S. Patton

An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.
- Victor Hugo

I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?
- Benjamin Disraeli

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
- Bill Gates

Being a leader is like being a lady, if you have to go around telling people you are one, you aren't.
- Margaret Thatcher

The art of leadership... consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention.
- Adolf Hitler

A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.
- John Wooden

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.
- Jack Welch

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
- Peter Drucker

The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision.
It's got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion.
- Theodore Hesburgh

About Faith

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.
- Ernest Holmes

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
- St Francis of Assisi

There are only 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

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.
- Meister Eckhart

All things share the same breath - the beast, the tree, the man... the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle
(attributed)

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Meaningful Sayings

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

As we light a path for others, we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
- William James

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

The path to happiness is forgiveness of everyone and gratitude for everything.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Quotes about Meaningful

The challenge of living a great life is to create
a meaningful whole out of sometimes ill-fitting halves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-honor (self-respect) is in no way selfish.
Before I can give to others,
I must have something to give.
Only by first creating
my own self-esteem and happiness,
do I possess the resources to
contribute anything meaningful to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected
in a cosmic religion for the future:
It transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology;
it covers both the natural and the spiritual,
and it is based on a religious sense
aspiring from the experience of all things,
natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity.
- Albert Einstein

Old friends pass away, new friends appear.
It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives.
The important thing is to make it meaningful:
a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama


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