My World Tuesday ~ Inspirations

I felt like some inspirational words today.These are a few of my favourite quotes and inspirational thoughts, as well as some new ones I've recently read. I've interspersed them with some beautiful scenes of my beloved Kenya which you can click on to enlarge.

The truth shall make you free. -- John 8:32

Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing. -- Sir Winston Churchill

Life isn't easy for any of us. It is up to us to be cheerful and strong, so others may draw strength from us. -- Rose Kennedy

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning. -- Lamentations 3:22-23

[En route to Lake Naivasha, Kenya.]

It isn't what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your heart. -- Unknown

Be a blessing to someone today -- Proverbs 11:25

If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart. -- Arabian Proverb 

Life's most urgent question is: What are you doing for others? -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom. -- Thomas Jefferson

Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach a man how to fish, he'll eat for a lifetime. -- Ancient Proverb

He that waits upon fortune is never sure of a dinner. -- Benjamin Franklin

 [Overlooking Lake Naivasha, Kenya.]

A politician thinks of the next election - a statesman, of the next generation. -- James Freeman Clarke

No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished? -- Lee Iacocca

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

If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place. -- Nora Roberts

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -- Mark Twain

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know; the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.  -- Abert Schweitzer

Reflect upon your blessings, of which every man has plenty, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. -- Charles Dickens

[Naivasha Golf & Country Club grounds.]

When we hurt each other we should write it down in the sand, so the winds of forgiveness can make it go away for good. When we help each other we should chisel it in stone, lest we never forget the love of a friend. -- Christian H. Godefroy

Let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action. -- 1 John 3:18 NRSV

No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important. -- Mary Kay Ash

If you're sincere, praise is effective. If you're insincere, it's manipulative. -- Zig Ziglar

Many marriages would be better if the husband and wife clearly understood that they're on the same side. -- Zig Ziglar


Only when we give joyfully, without hesitation or thought of gain, can we truly know what love means.--  Leo Buscaglia

You were united to your wife by the Lord. In God's wise plan, when you married, the two of you became one person in his sight. -- Malachi 2:15

I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams.-- Dr. Jonas Salk

If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come.  -- Chinese Proverb

[Birds singing on my patio "spring is here".]

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is the victory over self. -- Aristotle

He who is filled with love is filled with God himself. -- Saint Augustine
 [Photo credit: Edit Free Zone]
 

11 comments:

  1. Thanks for both the inspirational words and the beautiful pictures of Kenya.
    Thanks, too, for visiting my site.

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  2. Such a beautiful post, thank you!

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  3. These quotes are all great, but my favorite is the Chinese proverb...I've written it down in my book already :-)
    A big hug to you!!

    ps : i've just noticed your goals for 2010..great ! :-)

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  4. "If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place." -- Nora Roberts
    Love it xox

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  5. @George, thank you too George for visiting my site. I'm glad you found something here that you liked. Please come again :-)

    @NFFT, nice to see you again. Glad you enjoyed the post!

    @MCIS/Lala, so happy you selected one of my favs :-) It is so poetic.I think you would like this post as well. Especially as the music goes well with the pics.
    http://snapthatpenny.blogspot.com/2009/04/beauty-of-nature.html

    @Sarah, it has been awhile since I've seen you. I've got to drop in at your blog very soon again. You've picked another of my favourite quotes...doesn't Ms. Nora just make so much sense!?

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  6. Excellent words to live by. We've been going through trying times lately too and I especially like the quote by Rose Kennedy about being 'cheerful' anyway.

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  7. @SIF, thank you for dropping by again. I'm glad you found a quotation that speaks to you. I've always thought of Mrs. Kennedy to be so strong.

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  8. Excellent words to live by. We've been going through trying times lately too and I especially like the quote by Rose Kennedy about being 'cheerful' anyway.

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  9. "If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place." -- Nora Roberts
    Love it xox

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  10. Such a beautiful post, thank you!

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  11. Thanks for both the inspirational words and the beautiful pictures of Kenya.
    Thanks, too, for visiting my site.

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