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Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha


 

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

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

Love is not a mere sentiment. Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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Love is saying "I feel differently," instead of "You're wrong."
- Anonymous

The magic words for a great relationship are, "I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where There is Love, Nothing is Missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Your love is more powerful than your words or your actions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.'
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

Encouraging Sayings

I hope you find these beautiful Encouraging Sayings on life and love to be supportive and uplifting.

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
- Henry David Thoreau

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
- George Bernard Shaw

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance.
- Lee Ann Womack

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain.
- Vivian Greene

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

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

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if encouraged.
- Ovid

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.
Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it.
Hatred darkens life; love illumines it.
- Martin Luther King Jr.

As we light a path for others, we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Flatter me, and I may not believe you.
Criticize me, and I may not like you.
Ignore me, and I may not forgive you.
Encourage me, and I will not forget you.
Love me and I may be forced to love you.
- William Arthur Ward

As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
- Marie Curie

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

Beautiful Sayings

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
- Albert Einstein

Correction does much, but encouragement does more.
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Nine tenths of education is encouragement.
- Anatole France

Life has loveliness to sell,
all beautiful and splendid things,
blue waves whitened on a cliff,
soaring fire that sways and sings,
and children's faces looking up,
holding wonder like a cup.
- Sara Teasdale

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend.
- Katharine Butler Hathaway

It is of the small joys and little pleasures that the greatest of our days are built.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We live by encouragement and die without it - slowly, sadly, angrily.
- Celeste Holm

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
-Thich Nhat Hanh

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
- Anne Frank

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Call a plant beautiful, and it becomes a flower. Call it ugly, and it becomes a weed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

See beauty in the familiar.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.
- George Washington Carver

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle

Be gentle first with yourself.
- Lama Yeshe

I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.
- Helen Keller

The beauty does not live out there; the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is beauty and serenity in the eye of the storm.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I choose to enjoy people as I enjoy a rainbow or a butterfly - they are most beautiful when they are free.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Uplifting Sayings

Loving is the most unmitigated and courageous act I perform in a day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Love me when I least deserve it, because that is when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

If I hadn't met you, I wouldn't like you.
If I didn't like you, I wouldn't love you.
If I didn't love you, I wouldn't miss you.
But I did, I do, and I will.
- Anonymous

Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.
- George Eliot

Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
- Erich Fromm

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

Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop.
- Anonymous

The magic words for a great relationship are, "I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

May today be your day to dance lightly with life
to sing wild songs of adventure,
to invite rainbows & butterflies out to play,
to soar your spirit and unfurl your joy.

- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is not a mere sentiment.
Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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

Where There is Love, Nothing is Missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

True love has no limits.
- Anonymous

Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense.
- Mark Overby

Love is not a matter of counting the years, but making the years count.
- Michele St. Amand

Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me?
- Oscar Hammerstein II (Cinderella)

You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is saying "I feel differently," instead of "You're wrong."
- Anonymous

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
All things share the same breath the
beast, the tree, the man... the air
shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle

You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure about you.
We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.
- Marianne Williamson

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dance with a Light Heart - play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life, and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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