Quotes can offer so much inspiration and encouragement – I keep a list of favorites in my phone for easy reference and thought I’d share them here with you. There’s a great quote for almost every situation. Here are some of my favorites about life, kindness and gratitude.


Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good. – Maya Angelou, Celebrations

Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them. – Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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

If the only prayer you ever say is Thank You, that will be enough. – Meister Eckhart

To ignore evil is to become an accomplice to it. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

We don’t see things as they are; we see them as we are. – Anaïs Nin

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are a hundred ways to kneel and kiss the ground – Rumi

One of the most beautiful gifts in the world is the gift of encouragement. When someone encourages you, that person helps you over a threshold you might otherwise never have crossed on your own. – John O’Donohue, Eternal Echoes: Celtic Reflections on Our Yearning to Belong

Inspiration is always a surprising visitor. – John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

There is no path to happiness. Happiness is the path.  Buddha

There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.  Albert Camus

We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves – Malcolm X

Your job as a decent human being is to constantly affirm and lift up and fight for treating people with kindness. – Barack Obama

The struggle ends when the gratitude begins. – Neale Donald Walsch

I do not at all understand the mystery of grace. Only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it finds us. – Anne Lamott

It is lovely to meet an old person whose face is deeply lined, a face that has been deeply inhabited, to look in the eyes and find light there. – John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. – Eleanor Roosevelt

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. – J.R.R. Tolkien

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