This will be a list of all the quotes that inspire you in any aspect of your life. 
"In the hopes of reaching the stars men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet."
I love this quote because it's a reminder to be grateful for what you have and to enjoy the little things. 

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This is a brill idea for a discussion...... I have too many lol

'The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step' - Lao tzu

'If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember this whole thing started with a dream and a mouse' - Walt Disney

I will be back with more :D

LOVE the Walt Disney one!
And I was thinking that everyone could use an inspiring quote every once in a while. Or maybe you just need a place to put all of the quotes that you've collected in your mind.

Great topic :)

"Now, we must all fear evil men. But there is another kind of evil which we must fear most, and that is the indifference of good men." -Boondock Saints

"What's the point in living if you can't feel alive?" -James Bond, The World is Not Enough

"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."

"You can't be late until you show up."

there are always a million people telling you what road to go down. but in the end you have to make your own road map through life according to where you want to go.

Long.. but it shows the foolishness of our pride: The lie that any one religion, prophet, savior, emperor, nation or economic doctrine is the center of the Universe. It shows true perspective and challenges us to be compassionate. To be One.

"We succeeded in taking that picture [from deep space], and, if you look at it, you see a dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever lived, lived out their lives. The aggregate of all our joys and sufferings, thousands of confident religions, ideologies and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilizations, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every hopeful child, every mother and father, every inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every superstar, every supreme leader, every saint and sinner in the history of our species, lived there on a mote of dust, suspended in a sunbeam.

The earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and in triumph they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of the dot on scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner of the dot. How frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity -- in all this vastness -- there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. It is up to us. It's been said that astronomy is a humbling, and I might add, a character-building experience. To my mind, there is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly and compassionately with one another and to preserve and cherish that pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known."
-Carl Sagan

❝A human being is a part of a whole, called by us “universe”, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.❞

— Albert Einstein

❝To be governed is to be watched over, inspected, spied on, directed, legislated at, regulated, docketed, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, assessed, weighed, censored, ordered about, by men who have neither the right, nor the knowledge, nor the virtue. … To be governed is to be at every operation, at every transaction, noted, registered, enrolled, taxed, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, forbidden, reformed, corrected, punished. It is, under the pretext of public utility, and in the name of the general interest, to be placed under contribution, trained, ransomed, exploited, monopolized, extorted, squeezed, mystified, robbed; then, at the slightest resistance, the first word of complaint, to be repressed, fined, despised, harassed, tracked, abused, clubbed, disarmed, choked, imprisoned, judged, condemned, shot, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed; and, to crown all, mocked, ridiculed, outraged, dishonoured. That is government; that is its justice; that is its morality.❞

— Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

❝Alienation as we find it in modern society is almost total: it pervades the relationship of man to his work, to the things he consumes, to the state, to his fellow man, and to himself. Man has created a world of man-made things as it never existed before. He has constructed a complex social machine to administer the technical machine he has built. Yet this whole creation of his stands over and above him. He does not feel himself as a creator and center, but as the servant of a Golem, which his hands have built. The more powerful and gigantic the forces are which he unleashes, the more powerless he feels himself as a human being. He is owned by his creations, and has lost ownership of himself.❞

— Erich Fromm

Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this obedience...Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves, and all the while the grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem.

Howard Zinn

Be the change you wish to see in the world

"Don't take life so seriously. No one gets out alive anyways." 
Sometimes you just have to take a step back, take a deep breath, and realize that you control your future. Life doesn't have an autopilot. 
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." - Martin Luther King Jr.
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"Blessed are the flexible - for they shall never be bent out of shape"

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Sarah: "That's not fair!"
Jareth: "You say that so often, I wonder what your basis for comparison is?"
- The Labyrinth

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Dumbledore: "It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." 
- Harry Potter and the Chamber Of Secrets - 1992

"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than blacks for whites, or women for men" Alice Walker

I also like this quote, used in "Earthlings": "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as self-evident" Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher


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