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People can change until they take their last breath
— Alton R. Jorgenson

It is a mistake to regard age as a downhill grade toward dissolution. The reverse is true. As one grows older, one climbs with surprising strides.
— George Sand
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line5/19/08

If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it — change the way you think about it.
— Mary Engelbreit
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line4/28/08

Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.
— Henry Ward Beecher
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 2/25/08

Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.
—Hal Borland
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 1/7/2008

In spite of illness, in spite even of the arch-enemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration
if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways.
—Edith Wharton
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 8/20/07

The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.
—Dr. Martin Luther King
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 4/30/07

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.
— Victor Frankl
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 4/9/07

If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies.
— Author Unknown
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 4/2/07

Beyond this dimension what we are about is the evolution of planets ... even if, in this dimension, that means being in the right place at the right time to say the right thing to the right person just ONCE!
— Alarius
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 1/29/07

For last year's words belong to last year's language. And next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.
— T.S. Elliot
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 1/15/07

It is wiser to find out than to suppose.
— Mark Twain
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 10/9/06

What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.
— Crowfoot
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 9/11/06

The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind.
— Wayne Dyer
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line8/7/06

Time is a traveler. Where did it go? It left, but it didn't leave you empty handed. No! It left you with the gift of
beautiful memories, that you can keep in your heart for safe keeping, to cherish forever, and ever.
— Jane Adams
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line4/3/06

For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin — real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.
— Alfred D. Souza
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line3/6/06

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
— Mahatma Gandhi
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line1/9/06

When we get into the habit of truly paying attention to life, we often find that miracles are all around us. They are simply every day occurrences seen more clearly.
Chelle Thompson, Editor of Inspiration Line
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 8/29/05

Sooner or later we must realize there is no station, no one place to arrive at once and for all. The true joy of life is the trip.
— Robert Hastings
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line9/19/05

The genius of life is to carry the spirit of childhood into old age.
Aldous Huxley
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line7/25/05

Be the change you want to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line4/11/05

In the power to change yourself is the power to change the world around you.
Anwar Sadat
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 11/1/04

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
Sydney J. Harris, US syndicated columnist "Strictly Personal" (1917-1986)
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 7/19/04

Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life.
Dr. Herbert A. Otto, Author & Leader of Human Potential Movement
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 5/10/04

In our life there is a single color, as on an artist`s palette, which provides the
meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
— Marc Chagall, Russian/French Painter and Stained Glass Artist (1887-1985)
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 1/26/04

People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Albert Einstein, Nobel Laureate Physicist (1879-1955)

Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 12/15//03

Each choice we make causes a ripple effect in our lives. When things happen to us, it is the reaction we choose that can create the difference between the sorrows of our past and the joy in our future.
Chelle Thompson, Editor of Inspiration Line
© 2003 Inspiration Line

Change has long been a fearful thing for human beings ... and at the same time, it is our most Divine opportunity. Clinging to the banks of the river may seem safe and more secure, but life's possibilities are truly engaged only when we trust, release and become part of The Flow of the Universe.
Chelle Thompson, Editor of Inspiration Line
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line9/1/03

Life is mostly froth and bubble, two things stand like stone: kindness in another's trouble, courage in your own.
Adam Lindsay Gordon , Famed Australian Poet (1833-1870)
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 7/28/03

Idle words, tentatively tossed, often reinforce the status quo that we are trying to change with affirmations. I've learned from many personal experiences that KNOWINGNESS can be achieved when we relinquish control and trust in the Goodness of the Universe.
Chelle Thompson, Editor of Inspiration Line
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 7/21/03

To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end in life.
Robert Louis Stevenson,Scottish Novelist & Poet (1850-1894)
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 1/6/03

Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?
Mary Manin Morrissey

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

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
— Carl Sandburg

It is raining still... Maybe it is not one of those showers that is here one minute and gone the next, as I had so boldly assumed. Maybe none of them are. After all, life in itself is a chain of rainy days. But there are times when not all of us have umbrellas to walk under. Those are the times when we need people who are willing to lend their umbrellas to a wet stranger on a rainy day. I think I'll go for a walk with my umbrella.
— Sun-Young Park

Life is the sum of your choices.
— Albert Camus

Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever...
— Isak Dinesen

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.
— Unknown

The art of life is to live in the present moment, and to make that moment as perfect as we can by the realization that we are the instruments and expression of God Himself.
— Emmet Fox

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

Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend ... when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth.
— Sarah Ban Breathnach

It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future, and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.
— Jim Bishop

For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin — real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way. Something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.
— Fr. Alfred D'Souza

Don't be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin.
— Grace Hansen

The game of life is the game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds, and words return to us sooner or later, with astounding accuracy.
— Florence Scovel Shinn

Life is a great and wondrous mystery, and the only thing we know that we have for sure is what is right here right now. Don't miss it.
Leo Buscaglia

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

Life is the acceptance of responsibilities or their evasion; it is a business of meeting obligations or avoiding them. To every man the choice is continually being offered, and by the manner of his choosing you may fairly measure him.
— Ben Ames Williams

Life is not measured by the breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away.
— Unknown

A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.
— Rita Mae Brown

Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
— Mary Manin Morrissey

Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
— Wayne Dyer

All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth, befalls the sons of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.
— Chief Seattle

We must be willing to fail and to appreciate the truth that often "Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived."
— M. Scott Peck

Four Lessons on Life 1. Never take down a fence until you know why it was put up. 2. If you get too far ahead of the army, your soldiers may mistake you for the enemy. 3. Don’t complain about the bottom rungs of the ladder; they helped to get you higher. 4. If you want to enjoy the rainbow, be prepared to endure the storm.
Warren Wiersbe

A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born.
— Antoine de Saint Exupery

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

As any change must begin somewhere, it is the single individual who will experience it and carry it through. The change must indeed begin with an individual; it might be any one of us. Nobody can afford to look round and to wait for somebody else to do what he is loath to do himself.
Carl G. Jung

Change starts when someone sees the next step.
— William Drayton

Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one.
— Marianne Williamson

That's the risk you take if you change: that people you've been involved with won't like the new you. But other people who do will come along.
— Lisa Alther

Change is the end result of all true learning.
— Leo Buscaglia

Since changes are going on anyway, the great thing is to learn enough about them so that we will be able to lay hold of them and turn them in the direction of our desires. Conditions and events are neither to be fled from nor passively acquiesced in; they are to be utilized and directed.
— John Dewey

Maintaining a complicated life is a great way to avoid changing it.
Elaine St. James

Judgmentalism assumes that you have the right to change someone else. Well, you don't. You only have the right to choose how you will change and behave. Trust others to make their own choices. Put the accountability for another's actions where it belongs, on the other person's shoulders.
Vince Poscente

People are very open-minded about new things as long as they're exactly like the old ones.
— Charles F. Kettering

I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me. I have accepted fear as a part of life specifically the fear of change, the fear of the unknown; and I have gone ahead despite the pounding in my heart that says: turn back, turn back, you'll die if you venture too far.
— Erica Jong

In every crisis there is a message. Crises are nature's way of forcing change breaking down old structures, shaking loose negative habits so that something new and better can take their place.
— Susan Taylor

It is hard to let old beliefs go. They are familiar. We are comfortable with them and have spent years building systems and developing habits that depend on them. Like a man who has worn eyeglasses so long that he forgets he has them on, we forget that the world looks to us the way it does because we have become used to seeing it that way through a particular set of lenses. Today, however, we need new lenses. And we need to throw the old ones away.
— Kenich Ohmae

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
— Nelson Mandela

Why is it that, as we grow older, we are so reluctant to change? It is not so much that new ideas are painful, for they are not. It is that old ideas are seldom entirely false, but have truth, great truth in them. The justification for conservatism is the desire to preserve the truths and standards of the past; its dangers, of which we are seldom aware, is that in preserving those values, we may miss the infinitely greater riches that lie in the future.
— Dale Turner

If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll keep on getting what you've always got.
— W.L. Bateman

The art of living does not consist of preserving and clinging to a particular mood of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change; for happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up.
— Charles Langbridge Morgan

If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we are not really living.
— Gail Sheehy

I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.
— Gilda Radner

Change is inevitable, growth is intentional.
— Glenda Cloud

The most powerful thing you can do to change the world is to change your own beliefs about the nature of life, people, and reality to something more positive … and begin to act accordingly.
— Shakti Gawain

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