Quotes on Faith

Today I am going to share some quotes from Good Reads. I am lacking in this department, so hopefully you will find some meaningful, thought-provoking quotes here.

 “All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.”

J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

“I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?”
John Lennon

“Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“I have great faith in fools – self-confidence my friends will call it.”
Edgar Allan Poe, Marginalia

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version

“And still, after all this time,
The sun never says to the earth,
“You owe Me.”Look what happens with
A love like that,
It lights the Whole Sky.”
Hafez

“Sometimes beautiful things come into our lives out of nowhere. We can’t always understand them, but we have to trust in them. I know you want to question everything, but sometimes it pays to just have a little faith.”
Lauren Kate, Torment

“Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right.”
Max Lucado, He Still Moves Stones

“None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.”
Paulo Coelho, Brida

“Do not be afraid; our fate
Cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno

“There’s so much to be grateful for, words are poor things.”
Marilynne Robinson, Home

“In this hour, I do not believe that any darkness will endure.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

“Doubt everything. Find your own light.”
Gautama Buddha

“Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.”
Carl Sagan

“You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.”
Thomas Merton

“Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe.”
Mitch Albom, Have a Little Faith: a True Story

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.”
Joseph Campbell

“Some things have to be believed to be seen.”
Madeleine L’Engle

“I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.”
Abraham Lincoln

“To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.”
G.K. Chesterton

“The Simple Path
Silence is Prayer
Prayer is Faith
Faith is Love
Love is Service
The Fruit of Service is Peace”
Mother Teresa

“To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.”
Alan W. Watts

“No, I would not want to live in a world without dragons, as I would not want to live in a world without magic, for that is a world without mystery, and that is a world without faith.”
R.A. Salvatore, Streams of Silver

“Faith ― acceptance of which we imagine to be true, that which we cannot prove.”
Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code

“If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.”
Roopleen

“Faith consists in believing what reason cannot.”
Voltaire, The Works: Voltaire

“Faith is universal. Our specific methods for understanding it are arbitrary. Some of us pray to Jesus, some of us go to Mecca, some of us study subatomic particles. In the end we are all just searching for truth, that which is greater than ourselves.”
Dan Brown, Angels & Demons

“There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it.”
Shannon L. Alder

Who or What Inspires You?

So here is the age old question, What Inspires You? Now, I feel like I should say that there is no right or wrong answer here! This is left up to each individual person to decide, and it will vary significantly from person to person. change

First lets delve into what it means to be inspired, the definition for the word inspire is to make (someone) want to do something : to give (someone) an idea about what to do or create. It can also mean to cause (something) to happen or be created; or to cause someone to have (a feeling or emotion).

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So who or what inspires you?  It can something as simple as nature, your kids, music, love, or a multitude of other things. For me, it is the sounds of nature. The chirping of birds, the sound of a thunderstorm, the sound of rain falling are all very near and dear to me. I absolutely love it and this is when my creative juices flow the best. Here is an example from Youtube. I especially like to listen to this music while I am writing or quilting. It is a feeling of being free and one with nature.

 Inspirational

So you say, how do I find what is inspirational to me? Well, you just keep trying different things. Like previously stated, there is no right or wrong way to be or get inspired. It is totally different for each person, so just keep trying different things/methods until you find one that helps you do whatever it is you want to do. This can simply be listening to specific kind of music, or smelling a certain smell(like lavender), or being outside. Keep trying new things! Hopefully you will know of at least a few ideas to try. If not, a simple Google Search will offer many suggestions.

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So, now you’ve found something that inspires you? Now what? You hop to whatever needs to be done. I use my music to motivate my mind, most of  the time it works very well. So, anytime I need or want to do some writing or something else that is important; I listen to my nature sounds. I have many downloaded on my phone. This is a regular occurrence for me. These are available through many different sources such as Amazon Prime Music, Youtube, Pandora, and many other sites.

Pinterest also has a ton of pictures that have inspirational quotes. I have one above my desk that says, “You are far too smart to be the only thing standing in your way.” I printed it out and hung it up because this quote hits me right in the heart. No matter the circumstance, you are far too smart to let yourself be the only thing standing in your own way.

So, tell me. What inspires you?

 

 

 

Quotes on Strength

Today I am going to share some quotes on strength. Hope this provides some inspiration for you. All excerpts are from GoodReads.

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ― Lao Tzu

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
Mahatma Gandhi, All Men are Brothers: Autobiographical Reflections

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”
Corrie ten Boom, Clippings from My Notebook

“Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.”
C. JoyBell C.

“Better to be strong than pretty and useless.”
Lilith Saintcrow, Strange Angels

“Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.”
Sarah Dessen

“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.”
Napoléon Bonaparte

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”
Frederick Douglass

“The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places.”
Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.”
Michael J. Fox

“Be strong. Live honorably and with dignity. When you don’t think you can, hold on.”
James Frey, A Million Little Pieces

“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“A quiet conscience makes one strong!”
Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

“And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.”
Paulo Coelho

“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.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring