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Inspirational Quote Bank

I’m a total quote lover and collector, and have been ever since I was a teen. Here are some of my favorites that I’ve collected throughout the years. I’ll be updating the page regularly with newer quotes at the top of the page.




“When you do the common things of life an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the World.” – George W. Carver


“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou


“To each there comes a time in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to their own talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.” -Sir Winston Churchill


“It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.” ~ e.e. cummings


“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” -Winston Churchill


“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar


“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller


“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


“When 
a person finds themselves predisposed to complaining about how little
they are regarded by others, let them reflect how little they have
contributed to the happiness of others.” Author Unknown (via my friend Evy’s Facebook status)


“The test of the artist does not lie in the will with which he goes to work, but in the excellence of the work he produces.” -Thomas Aquinas


“If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.”
– Fred Rogers


“Impact doesn’t occur when we’re pursuing impact; impact occurs when we’re pursuing God.” -Phil Vischer


“The highest reward for your work is not what you get for it, but what you become by it.” – John C. Maxwell


“Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.” -Unknown


“Whatever you do or dream you can, begin it! 
For boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” – Goethe


“You may say that I’m a dreamer / But I’m not the only one / I hope someday you’ll join us / And the world will be as one.” – John Lennon


“You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.” -Les Brown


“No unwelcome tasks become any the less unwelcome by putting them off till tomorrow. It is only when they are behind us and done, that we begin to find that there is a sweetness to be tasted afterwards, and that the remembrance of unwelcome duties unhesitatingly done is welcome and pleasant. Accomplished, they are full of blessing, and there is a smile on their faces as they leave us. Undone, they stand threatening and disturbing our tranquility, and hindering our communion with God. If there be lying before you any bit of work from which you shrink, go straight up to it, and do it at once. The only way to get rid of it is to do it.” – Alexander MacLaren (1826‐1910), Scottish preacher


“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.’” -Erma Bombeck





My favorite passages from the Bible

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9




Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, make your requests known unto Him and the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” – Phillipians 4:6-7




“If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.” Luke 16:10, New Living Translation




Now to Him who, by the power that is at work within us, is able to do far over and above all that we dare ask or think, infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams.
Ephesians 3:20




Psalms 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.




There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18




Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act. Do not say to your neighbor, “Come back later; I’ll give it tomorrow”— when you now have it with you. Proverbs 3:27-28




When a man’s ways are pleasing to the Lord, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him – Proverbs 16:7




But [Jesus Christ] was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole. (Isaiah 53:5, Amplified Bible)




Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. -Proverbs 19:21




“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (New International Version)




A gift opens the way for the giver and ushers him into the presence of the great. Proverbs 18:16




“They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.” Revelation 12:11




“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you for not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”- Jeremiah 29:11-13




Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8




“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.”- 1 John 5:14-15




Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4 (New International Version)




The LORD your God is with you, 
he is mighty to save. 
He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17 (New International Version)




Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ. Galatians 1:10




Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9




And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12: 9-10 (NKJV)




Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. Romans 8:35-37




“One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what i seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple”. Psalm 27:4




“Don’t work only while being watched, in order to please men, but as slaves of Christ, do God’s will from your heart. Render service with a good attitude, as to the Lord and not to men.” -Ephesians 6:6-7

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