We ALL need inspiration....

We ALL need inspiration, help, support, a fortune cookie, reinvention, motivation, a hand, an AHAAA moment from time to time…..
These are just a few quotes that carry me through my journey. Perhaps they will inspire you as well. I hope so.
I will continue to add to this list.
I would love to hear some of YOUR favorite quotes! Please share.


Venice, San Lazzaro,
Mekhitarist Library, MS 1635,
Gospel, Skevra, 1193,
artist Konstantine, Baptism.
Armenian Illuminated Manuscripts.
Photo: Dickran Kouymjian

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“Courage is the first among human qualities because it guarantees the others”.~Aristotle

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“The faithful are mirrors to one another.”~ Rumi

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“Choice is will.” ~ C.C. Arshagra

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“It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.”
~ Theodore Roosevelt

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“When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”
~ Kahlil Gibran

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“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.”
~ Mark Twain

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“Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”~ St. Francis of Assisi

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“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.”
~ Helen Keller

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“Nothing is at last sacred, but the integrity of your own mind.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“Never, never, never give up.”~ Winston Churchill

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“Failure is an event not a person.” ~ Tom Thresher, Minister,
Suquamish Church

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“Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.”~ Chinese Proverb

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“Don’t meet trouble half-way.”~ Hindu Proverb

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“The best remedy for those who are afraid, ill, 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 and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.”~ Anne Frank

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“When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

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“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”~ Henry David Thoreau

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“Your greatest teachers in life will be patience and humility.”
~ David “Doc” Cote, editor to the first published books of
C.C. Arshagra

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“It is what is unseen that holds our lives together.”~ Unknown

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“Do one thing everyday that scares you.”~ Anonymous

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“As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
~ Nelson Mandela

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“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen…”
~ The Bible KJV, Hebrews 11:1

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“Are you willing to be sponged out, erased, canceled,
made nothing?
Are you willing to be made nothing?
dipped into oblivion?
If not, you will never really change.”
~D.H. Lawrence

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“Well-behaved women rarely make history.” ~ Unknown

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“Life is a grand adventure or it is nothing.” ~ Helen Keller

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“Time passes, essence remains. The body wearies, the love sustains” ~ Crowmanic

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“What does not destroy me makes me strong.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche

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“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
– e. e. cummings

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“Resolve to take fate by the throat and shake a living out of her.”
– Louisa May Alcott

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