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

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Show Your Appreciation

Give Honest and Sincere Appreciation.
- Dale Carnegie

At the beginning of a relationship
we are attracted to the other person because
we think they are sexy, smart, funny -
whatever it is that we find appealing.
But very quickly, the focus of the relationship
turns to whether we feel appreciated.
If we don't feel appreciated, we don't feel loved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

There is more hunger for love and appreciation
in this world than for bread.
- Mother Teresa

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet
as if they were going to be dead by midnight.
Extend to them all the care,
kindness and understanding you can muster,
and do with no thought of any reward.
Your life will never be the same again.
- Og Mandino

Consider the contrast between the warmth of expressing sincere appreciation and the sinkhole of needing approval. Let others know how grateful you are for their kindness (when it is true), but never depend upon others to validate your own worth.

Further reading: Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today

Don't allow the need for other people's approval to control your life

Caring - Kindness - Compassion - Appreciation

Appreciation Quotes

Need For Approval Quotes

Quotes about Kindness

Self Esteem Quotes

Relationship Quotes

Dale Carnegie Quotes

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


In matters of conscience,
the law of the majority has no place.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

In a multi-racial society, trust, understanding and
tolerance are the cornerstones of peace and order.
- Kamisese Mara

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs.
Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.
- John F. Kennedy

The responsibility of tolerance lies with those who have the wider vision.
- George Eliot

Further reading: Diversity -- Point Of View

What is Moral versus What is Right


Quotes about Tolerance

Quotes about Commitment

Conscience Quotes

Quotes about Beliefs

Minority Quotes

Quotes about The Majority

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Real Lessons of Life

Smell the smells, feel the fear,
and smile at the incoherent way
life runs us in circles
while inscribing the real lessons
in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The difference between school and life?
In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test.
In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
- Tom Bodett

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

We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.
- George Washington

Further reading: Eight Rules for Living Your Greatest Life

Be Brave and Chase Your Dreams

Three Rules of Life

Life Lessons Quotes

Quotes about Learning

Quotes about Humility

Quotes about Education

Quotes about Fear

Quotes about Life

Monday, February 25, 2013

George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver was born into slavery in Missouri around 1864. After emancipation, he became a scientist, botanist, educator, and inventor. He gained fame for his research into soybeans, sweet potatoes, and especially peanuts.

How far you go in life depends on you being
tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.
- George Washington Carver

Fear of something is at the root of hate for others,
and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.
- George Washington Carver

Reading about nature is fine, but if a person
walks in the woods and listens carefully,
he can learn more than what is in books,
for they speak with the voice of God.
- George Washington Carver

Ninety-nine percent of the failures
come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
- George Washington Carver

Further reading:  How to Find Your Life Purpose

How to Cope With Life

Is Hope Futile?

Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Golden Rule

Do to others as you would have them do to you.
- Luke 6:31 (the "Golden Rule")

Do not do to others what would anger you
if done to you by others.
- Isocrates (Ancient Greek)

Never impose on others what
you would not choose for yourself.
- Confucius (Ancient Chinese)

That which is hateful to you,
do not do to your fellow.
That is the whole Torah;
the rest is the explanation.
- Talmud (Jewish Wisdom)

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Know that the true essence of the Golden Rule
is always being compassionate, kind,
generous, and being in service to others.
Compelling others to behave as you wish
them to behave in the name of the
Golden Rule is a corruption of a sacred principle.
Compassion is the universal standard for moral living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Love your enemies

Questions To Ask Yourself Before Offering Helpful Advice

"Be like me" is not a Golden Rule

Great Truths

Saturday, February 23, 2013

More Movie Quotes

You're standing on the threshold of success.
Don't look down, it'll make you dizzy.
- the character Timothy Q. Mouse in the Walt Disney movie Dumbo

Oh yes, the past can hurt.
But, you can either run from it or, learn from it.
- the movie The Lion King

It does not do to dwell on dreams, ...
and forget to live.
- the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

To deny the facts would be illogical.
- the character Spock in the television series Star Trek

Fear is the path to the dark side.
Fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate.
Hate leads to suffering.
- Yoda, character in Star Wars movie

We are all connected in the great Circle of Life.
- the movie The Lion King

Further reading: How to Forgive and Move On

Comparisons are Odious

Changing Your Life 20% at a Time

Movie Quotes

Walt Disney Quotes

Positive Quotes

Motivational Quotes

Quotes about Logic

Quotes about Hate

Friday, February 22, 2013

Movie Quotes

There's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.
- the character Morpheus in the movie The Matrix

Every man dies, but not every man really lives.
- the character Braveheart in the movie Braveheart

You must unlearn what you have learned.
- the character Yoda in the movie Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

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

Inside most people there's a feeling of being separate,
separated from everything ... And they're not.
They're part of absolutely everyone, and everything.
- the movie Powder

For man with no forgiveness in heart, life worse punishment than death.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

Further reading: What`s in a Name?


How to Begin a Rewarding Journaling Practice

Thursday, February 21, 2013

What Really Matters

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most.
- Stephen Covey

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

There are three constants in life...
change, choice and principles.
- Stephen Covey

Understanding can overcome any situation,
however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
- Norman Vincent Peale

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

The Campbell quote does NOT mean that life is meaningless or empty. Campbell's point is that we get to CHOOSE the meaning for our lives. Our lives mean exactly what we say they do - no more, no less. Each of us chooses their path in life.

Further reading: How to Choose Your Life Purpose

The Meaning Of Time

The Rattlesnake of the Mind

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Power Of Choice

Life is a sum of all your choices.
- Albert Camus

To live is to choose.
But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

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

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
- Abraham Lincoln

Today's affirmation
I CHOOSE with Open Mind and Open Heart.
I renounce all assumptions and expectations.
I thoughtfully consider all possibilities.
I CHOOSE with courage, awareness, consciousness, and compassion toward all.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Choose Your Habits, Choose Your Life

Joy is a Choice

Make Healthy Choices to Reduce Stress

Quotes about Choice

Choose Quotes

Quotes about Power

Hero Quotes

Quotes about Habits

Quotes about Consideration

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Profound Questions

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

The wise man doesn't give the right answers,
he poses the right questions.
- Claude Levi-Strauss

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
- Francis Bacon

Questions are a microscope peering into the depths of the soul.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I question my questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Question Your Questions

Maybe So, Maybe Not

What Are You Doing?

Quotes about Asking Questions

Quotes about Answers

Quotes that Make You Think

Wisdom Quotes

Wise Thoughts

Quotes about Insight

Quotes about Questions

Monday, February 18, 2013


The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.
- Charles Kettering

 (Kettering's many inventions included the electric automobile starter)

The important work of moving the world forward
does not wait to be done by perfect men.
- George Eliot

You've gotta find a way to get out of your own way,
so you can progress in life.
- Steve Carlton

Progress is impossible without change,
and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

What new ideas are you resisting? What traditions are you clinging to? What would be possible if you opened yourself to inspiration without reservation?

Affirmation: I am unlimited. I am unstoppable.

Further reading: How to Keep Your New Years Resolutions

How to Motivate Yourself

How to be Successful in Business

Quotes about Progress

Quotes about The Future

Quotes about Cooperation

Quotes about Change

Quotes about Innovation

Quotes about Opportunity

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Doing Right

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
- Abraham Lincoln

Do what you feel in your heart to be right.
You'll be criticized anyway.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Never let your sense of morals
get in the way of doing what's right.
- Isaac Asimov
Read more on this

The truth of the matter is that
you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it.
- Norman Schwarzkoff

If it's Right, stand up for it - together.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Values

Encouraging Thoughts

The Things Divine (poem)

Appreciate What You Have

Quotes about Morality

Quotes about Right

Quotes about Values

Quotes about Generosity

Quotes about Forgiveness

Quotes about Compassion

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Journey of Life

It is good to have an end to journey towards;
but it is the journey that matters in the end.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

It is better to travel well than to arrive.
- The Buddha

Come dress yourself in love, let the journey begin.
- Francesca da Rimini

Life is a journey. It is not a race to test who can finish first or who can end up with the most loot. Rather, life is best enjoyed as a meander - watching the view to left and right - above and below - as the days slowly move past in dress review.

Life is a journey. Enjoy the journey.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Joy Blooms Where Minds and Hearts are Open

Maybe So, Maybe Not

The River of Life (Poem)

Journey Quotes

Life Path Quotes

Life Purpose Quotes

Traveler Quotes

Quotes about Dreams

Quotes about Hurry

Friday, February 15, 2013

Life Is Hard?

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard,"
I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what?
- Sydney Harris

It is not work that kills men; it is worry.
Worry is rust upon the blade.
- Henry Ward Beecher

What if we just acted like everything was easy?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Further reading: How to Cope With Life

Why Me, God?

Overcome Being Negative

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day

Where there is great love there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

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

No partner in a love relationship should feel
that he has to give up an essential part of himself to make it viable.
- May Sarton

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile, and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

Further reading: The #1 Secret of Great Relationships

What is Love?

Read many more of my articles on relationship, happiness, and other topics at www.sail7.com

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Lighten Up

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde

"Worry" is a word that I don't allow myself to use.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.
- Anonymous

Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world.
Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak.
Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor,
and your picture begins to lighten up.
- Allen Klein

Let today be a day to take life less seriously. Take the weight of the world off your shoulders. Choose Joy.

Further reading: My Personal Motto

Balance Your Life

Life is All in the Perspective We Take on It

Lighten Up Quotes

Quotes about Worry

Quotes about Being Serious

Cheer Up Quotes

Quotes about Excess

Quotes about Balance

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

Conflict cannot survive without your participation.
- Wayne Dyer

The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
- Dale Carnegie

No one is to be called an enemy,
all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm.
You have no enemy except yourselves.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Know that anger is always fear and frustration.
What if we could lean back into the arms of Spirit
and trust the future?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: 7 Secrets of Happy Couples

Top 5 Regrets of the Dying


Anger Quotes

Be Happy Quotes

Funny Wisdom

Quotes about Frustration

Marriage Quotes

Relationship Quotes

Monday, February 11, 2013

Overcoming Difficulties

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman,
before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
- John Quincy Adams

The less I take the difficulties of my life as personal affront,
and the more I use them as an opportunity to learn and grow...
the easier I sleep at night.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Your success and happiness lies in you.
Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you
shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

In the midst of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein

Further reading: Stay Positive

Secrets for a Happy Life

Eight Rules for Living Your Greatest Life

Quotes on Overcoming

Quotes on Obstacles

Quotes on Adversity

Quotes on Difficulties

Quotes on Overcoming Obstacles

Thoughts on Life

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Rest and Relax

Honor your being,
Release each and every struggle,
Gather strength from life's storms,
Relax into the arms of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your life within God's arms,
Your dance within God's arms,
Is already Perfect!
- Hafiz

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.
- Sydney Harris

Further reading: 12 Ways to De-Stress Your Life

Ten Little Tips to Feel Happier Right Now

Daily Renewal

Quotes on Relaxation

Quotes on Spirit

Relax Thoughts

Quotes on Sunday

Thoughts about Time

Words of Peace

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Quiet Time

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy
is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet,
alone with the heavens, nature and God.
Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
- Anne Frank

The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

God's voice is still and quiet and easily buried under an avalanche of clamor.
- Charles Stanley

A quiet mind cures all.
- Robert Burton

Further reading: Quiet Quotes

Quotes about Solitude

Don't Take It Personally

Choose Inner Peace and a Less Stressful Life

Let me bring peace

Meditation Quotes

Inner Peace Quotes

Peace Pilgrim Quotes

Acceptance Quotes

Friday, February 8, 2013

Coping With Life

Life is not what it's supposed to be.
It's what it is.
The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.
- Virginia Satir

Humor can help you cope

with the unbearable so that
you can stay on the bright side of things

until the bright side actually comes along.
- Allen Klein

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

The most effective way to cope with change
is to help create it.
- L. W. Lynett

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You are able to say to yourself, "I lived through this horror.
I can take the next thing that comes along."
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Understanding does not cure evil,
but it is a definite help,
inasmuch as one can cope
with a comprehensible darkness.
- Carl Jung

Further reading: How to Deal with Rejection

Expectations - Demands

Coping With Loss, Grief, and the Fear Of Your Own Mortality

Life Happens

Cope Quotes

Life is Hard Quotes

Quotes about Coping with Life

Life Goes On Quotes

Inspirational Humor Quotes

Survive Quotes

Thursday, February 7, 2013


Today is your day to paint life in bold colors;
set today's rhythm with your heart-drum;
walk today's march with courage;
create today as your celebration of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Celebrate what you want to see more of.
- Tom Peters

I celebrate myself, and sing myself.
- Walt Whitman

Our greatest glory consists, not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Oliver Goldsmith 1730-1774 (repeated by Nelson Mandela)

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

Celebrate all of life.
Celebration is an expression of Gratitude.
Gratitude is like the prayer,
while Celebration is the hymn and sacred dance.
Celebration is a road to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Let Each Day be a Thanksgiving.

CELEBRATION - the seventh Point of Simply An Inspired Life

The Eight Points of Simply An Inspired Life

Quotes about Celebration

Celebrate Quotes

Live Life to the Fullest Quotes

Life is Beautiful Quotes

Positive Quotes about Life

Gratitude Quotes

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


In spite of unseasonable wind, snow and unexpected weather of all sorts –
a gardener still plants. And tends what they have planted ...
believing that Spring will come.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;
an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
- Winston Churchill

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.
- Helen Keller

Sow optimism and hard work; reap a harvest of success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Attitude is Everything

How to Build Self Esteem and Self Confidence

How to Stop Worrying 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

This Day

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Do not say, "It is morning,"
and dismiss it with a name of yesterday.
See it for the first time
as a newborn child that has no name.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Every day brings new choices.
- Martha Beck

Why live?
Adding one to my count of days, or postponing
a feared death by another day do not inspire me.
I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new, meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Hope for the Future

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

What Is Life All About?

 I Can Endure

Monday, February 4, 2013

Think Big

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 we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation,
we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
- Joseph Campbell

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Focus on the future, rather than the past.
You can mold a future you choose.
Be optimistic, dream and take action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: How to Choose Your Life Purpose

How to Think Positive

Be Brave and Chase Your Dreams

Think Big Quotes

Follow Your Dream Quotes

Positive Thinking Quotes

Life Purpose Quotes

Motivational Quotes

Being Yourself Quotes

Sunday, February 3, 2013


A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure
until he begins to blame somebody else.
- John Burroughs

We have to let go of all blame, all attacking, all judging,
to free our inner selves to attract what we say we want.
- Joe Vitale

Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence.
- Napoleon

Live and let live.
- Yiddish Proverb

I forgive everyone, especially myself,
for all actions and all inactions throughout my entire life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Someone to Blame

I forgive everyone, especially myself

An Inspired Life for Teens

Why I Choose to Believe that Others are Never the Cause of My Unhappiness

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

Quotes about Blame

Quotes about Anger

Quotes about Forgiveness

Quotes about Regret

Quotes about Resentment

Quotes about Hate

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Doing Your Best

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Give the world the best you have
and it may never be enough.
Give the world your best anyway.
- Mother Teresa

Success comes from knowing that
you did your best to become the best
that you are capable of becoming.
- John Wooden

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Play to win, but be a good loser

Overcome Being Negative

How to Stop Worrying

Friday, February 1, 2013


Let us always meet each other with a smile,
for the smile is the beginning of love.
- Mother Teresa

Peace begins with a smile.
- Mother Teresa

If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word,
a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo F. Buscaglia

Just smiling goes a long way toward making you feel better about life.
And when you feel better about life, your life is better.
- Art Linkletter

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Further reading: Love Your Neighbor

Seeing Others

30-Second Emotional Releases to De-Stress

Commitment To Service
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