Welcome to my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote. See today's daily inspirational quotes below.
May the world be kind to you, and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Wednesday, February 29, 2012


We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong. - Bono 

 Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers. - Tony Robbins 

 Often, we get stuck on a question for which we can't find an acceptable answer. That is a good time to consider asking a different question. Every question is based on some assumptions - usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie 

 Further reading: Assumptions 

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Your Mission

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is a better thing to weigh and measure priorities
in the illuminating light of your own mission
than to have your activities formed by the
impressions and expectations of others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished:
If you're alive, it isn't.
- Richard Bach

Further reading: Living with Honor

Purpose and direction

Powerful Intention

Monday, February 27, 2012


Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul. - John Muir Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. - Rabindranath Tagore Treat the earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. - Native American traditional Being part of the natural world reminds me that innocence isn't ever lost completely; we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it. - Jewel Further reading: Find Joy in Nature Choose Inner Peace and a Less Stressful Life Gratitude for All of Life

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Meaning of Life

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

The meaning of Life is whatever we Choose.
Ugly and painful - or beautiful and joyful.
It is our Choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important
as what you become by achieving your goals.
- Henry David Thoreau

Further reading: How to Choose Your Life Purpose

Feel Your Connection With the Infinite - a Meditation

Miracles Need Both God and You

Uplifting Quotes about Life - Living with Joy and Purpose

Quotes about Beauty


Quotes about Going

Quotes about Meaning

Quotes about Purpose


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Attitude - Choice

We cannot choose our external circumstances,
but we can always choose how to respond to them.
- Epictetus

When life gives you lemons, Make Lemonade.
- Anonymous saying

Success is a state of mind.
If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
- Dr. Joyce Brothers

Further reading: Stay Positive

How to Keep a Positive Attitude Around Negative People

Friday, February 24, 2012

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was born February 24, 1955 and died October 5, 2011.

Steve Jobs' Three Rules of Life ...

1. Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.

2. Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice.

3. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

Further reading: Life and Death: Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech 2005 (video)

Vision (Life Purpose)


Steve Jobs Sayings

Time Sayings

Courage Sayings

Heart Sayings

Inspirational Sayings

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Dancing with Life

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

I will dance a little. I will move with the wind.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Dance Lightly With Life:
Today is your day to
dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
soar your spirit,
unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Life Lessons I Learned From My Cat

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

George Washington

George Washington, 1st President of the United States, was born February 22, 1732.

It is far better to be alone,
than to be in bad company.
- George Washington

True friendship is a plant of slow growth,
and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity
before it is entitled to the appellation.
- George Washington

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
- George Washington

Further reading: How to Cope With Life

Break Old Patterns of Action

Great Truths

Quotes about Trouble

Quotes about Being Alone

Quotes about Friends

Quotes about Adversity

Quotes that Make You Think

Words of Wisdom

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Anais Nin

Anais Nin was born February 21, 1903 We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are. - Anais Nin I know why families were created with all their imperfections. They humanize you. They are made to make you forget yourself occasionally, so that the beautiful balance of life is not destroyed. - Anais Nin When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow. - Anais Nin Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country. - Anais Nin Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky. - Anais Nin Further reading: Life is All in the Perspective We Take on It Inspirational Quotes - Spur for Inquiry On the Nature of Quotes, Quotations, Sayings Try a New Perspective

Monday, February 20, 2012

Stand Strong

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.
- Louisa May Alcott

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.
- Joseph Campbell

Further reading: What to Do When Your Whole World is Falling Apart?

How to Deal with Rejection

This Above All, to Thine Own Self Be True

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Brotherly Love

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The way you get meaning into your life
is to devote yourself to loving others,
devote yourself to your community around you,
and devote yourself to creating something
that gives you purpose and meaning
- Mitch Albom

One of the secrets of life is that
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others.
- Lewis Carroll

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: The Secret of Happiness

How to Choose Your Life Purpose

Pay It Forward

Brotherly Love Quotes

Spiritual Quotes

Prayers for Healing

Life Purpose Quotes

Good Works Quotes

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Motivational Humor

Always listen to the experts. They'll tell you what can't be done and why. Then do it. - Robert Heinlein

 Don't underestimate your abilities, that's your boss's job. - Anonymous 

 People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. - Zig Ziglar 

 Further reading: How to Feel Good About Yourself 

Friday, February 17, 2012

Loving Life

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature. - Helen Keller 

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

 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 

 Further reading: What Are You Doing? 

Thursday, February 16, 2012


The trick is in what one emphasizes.
We either make ourselves miserable,
or we make ourselves happy.
The amount of work is the same.
- Carlos Castaneda

Misery nourishes your ego -
that's why you see so many miserable people in the world.
The basic, central point is the ego.
- Osho

Our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions
and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

Read my article How To Make Yourself Miserable

Further reading: How to Think Positive

How to Think Positive

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Appreciate Life

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy, however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow

Appreciation is a wonderful thing.
It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
- Voltaire

We tend to forget that happiness doesn't
come as a result of getting something we don't have,
but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
- Frederick Koenig

Further reading: How To Be Happy In Life

Appreciate the Unexpected

Life Lessons I Learned From My Cat

Appreciate Quotes

Gratitude Quotes

Acceptance Quotes

Adversity Quotes

Cheer Up Quotes

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day

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 

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

 Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of becoming passionate friends. - Harville Hendrix 

Monday, February 13, 2012

The Meaning of Friendship

I never considered a difference of opinion
in politics, in religion, in philosophy,
as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
- Thomas Jefferson

A friend is someone who won't stop
until he finds you and brings you home.
- Fraser Sr. in the movie Due South

Friendship must dare to risk, or it's not friendship.
- Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation

Further reading: What is Love?

How to Stay Positive Around Negative People

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was born February 12, 1809.

When I do good, I feel good.
When I do bad, I feel bad.
That's my religion.
- Abraham Lincoln

If you look for the bad in people
expecting to find it, you surely will.
- Abraham Lincoln

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
- Abraham Lincoln

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

Further reading: The World We Leave Our Children

Lincoln on Responsibility

Pay It Forward

Abraham Lincoln Quotes

Heart Quotes

Principles Quotes

Quotes about Life Lessons

Quotes to Live By

Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes

Saturday, February 11, 2012

May You Be Blessed

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself,
and know that everything in life has purpose.
There are no mistakes, no coincidences,
all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Sometimes our light goes out but
is blown into flame by another human being.
Each of us owes deepest thanks
to those who have rekindled this light.
- Albert Schweitzer

Further reading: Celebrating Rainbows and Butterflies

Let Each Day be a Thanksgiving

Regarding gratitude and life

Friday, February 10, 2012


Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous

Yesterday is ashes.
Tomorrow is green wood.
Only today does the fire burn brightly.
- Eskimo Proverb

Only put off until tomorrow
what you are willing to die having left undone.
- Pablo Picasso

Spread your wings - TODAY. Why wait?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: What If Every Day Were Your Day

The Paradox Of Living In The Moment

Start living now - by Mary Manin Morrissey

Today Quotes

Time Quotes

Values Quotes

Choose Quotes

Live Quotes

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Life Begins When You Do

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Take the initiative - don't wait for life to come to you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In the midst of the flurry - clarity.
In the midst of the storm - calm.
In the midst of divided interests - certainty.
In the many roads - a certain choice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Further reading: Later is Never

Choose Your Habits, Choose Your Life

How to Motivate Yourself

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Henry Ford's Secret of Success

If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person's point of view and see things from that person's angle as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
- Confucius

Life is 10 percent what happens to me
and 90 percent how I react to it.
- Charles Swindoll

Don't find fault, find a remedy.
- Henry Ford

Further reading: How to be Successful in Business

Eight Ways to Balance Your Life

De-Stress at Work

Dare to Dream of Your Great Success - Mary Anne Radmacher

Success Quotes

Business Quotes

Teamwork Quotes

Leadership Quotes

Courage Quotes

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


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

Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
- Helen Keller

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

Further reading: Boldly Sail the Storms of Life

Dare to Dream of Your Great Success - Mary Anne Radmacher

Monday, February 6, 2012


Far better is it to dare mighty things,
to win glorious triumphs,
even though chequered by failure,
than to take rank with those poor spirits
who neither enjoy much nor suffer much,
because they live in the grey twilight
that knows not victory or defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

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

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

Further reading: Live Courageously

Take Action - Now

Live Your Greatest Life

Be Unstoppable

The story behind "the jump is so frightening" - Mary Anne Radmacher

Dare Quotes

Bold Quotes

Courage Quotes

Adventure Quotes

Attitude Quotes

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Welcoming Life

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to Dance in the Rain.
- Vivian Greene

Further reading: Maybe So, Maybe Not

Life Happens


Saturday, February 4, 2012


What is necessary to change a person is
to change his awareness of himself.
- Abraham Maslow

Your point of view sets you up well in advance
for how you view the events as they unfold.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: This Above All, To Thine Own Self Be True

How to Feel Better About Yourself

What to Do When Your Whole World is Falling Apart?

Friday, February 3, 2012

Trust Yourself

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

 Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. - Howard Thurman 

 Believe in yourself, and trust your own wisdom rather than being swayed by the opinions of others. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie 

 Further reading: How to Be Yourself 

Thursday, February 2, 2012


The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -- not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Jesus (Matthew 5:43-44)

I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Let today be a day to forgive an ancient trespass. Forgive from your heart, and without reservation.

Further reading: Forgive and Forget? Can You Really Lift Your Burden of Resentments?

How to Forgive and Move On

Forgiveness is Essential to a Great Relationship

Practical Forgiveness by Sheri Rosenthal

Forgiveness Quotes

Inspirational Quotes about Love

Quotes about Life Lessons

Thank You Quotes

Acceptance Quotes
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