A smile costs nothing but gives much. It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he cannot get along without it and none is so poor that he cannot be made rich by it. Yet a smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away. Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give. ~Author unknown

Make sure that your life is always expanding by being courageous. Having your life shrink is no fun at all, and it does happen if you’re not careful. You can travel the world on a shoestring, start your own business, and find the love of your life all at the same time if you’re courageous enough. On the flip side you can see your friend list shrink, see your bank account dwindle, and end up with the wrong person if you’re not courageous enough. It’s a two-edged sword that you want to be on the right side of.

ellesse, thanks for the qoutes and thanks for inspiring people to place some of their favorite qoutes up. they have all been truly insiring for me. this year has been a bit tough for me, im just not sure which direction i want to take my life.and then last month,something amazing happend, my work asked me if i could place inspirational quotes up at the front desk since i usally have one or two in my office. after reading hundreds of qoutes i realized that i wasn’t truly happy where i was, then i stummbled upon your page from the first quote i was hooked.i wanted to say thank you.i not so sure were my life is going to go but im sure it’ll be for the better =)..
Thank you so much for taking the time to list those inspiring quotes! I printed them out and I plan to e-blast one everyday to my daughters & their friends! We live in Camden, NJ which has been named one of the most dangerous cities in America our kids need to these positive quotes to counteract the negativity in their lives! Could you suggest a book where I may get more?

“But on a Sunday morning when I want to grab an omelet over girl talk, I’m at a loss. My Chicago friends are the let’s-get-dinner-on-the-books-a-month-in-advance type. We email, trading dates until we find an open calendar slot amidst our tight schedules of workout classes, volunteer obligations (no false pretenses here, the volunteers are my friends, not me, sadly), work events, concert tickets and other dinners scheduled with other girls. I’m looking for someone to invite to watch The Biggest Loser with me at the last minute or to text “pedicure in half an hour?” on a Saturday morning. To me, that’s what BFFs are.”

“When you find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will stand in front of you when other’s cast stones, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who will hold your hand when your sick, who thinks your pretty without makeup, the one who turns to his friends and say, ‘that’s her’, the one that would bear your rejection because losing you means losing his will to live, who kisses you when you screw up, watches the stars and names one for you and will hold and rock that baby for hours so you can sleep…..you marry him all over again.”
May we ask you a question? How often do you say, ‘Good morning, world!’ Yes, we are used to greeting our close ones in the morning, but only a few of us greet the whole world and all its creatures. Since each of us is just a tiny part of the universe, it’s necessary to feel the unity with it. Read the quotes below to find out what other people think about it.
We encourage you to read through a few of these quotes every time you’re feeling overwhelmed, negative or like you can’t go on. Bookmark the page so that you can always come back for a dose of motivation, energy and positivity any time you need it. After all, your mental health can have a great impact on your physical health and your ability to succeed. Don’t neglect it.
Margaret Thatcher hit the nail on the head with this quote. She’s saying that women get things done while men spend their time talking about it. It makes you wonder how many famous men had not-so-famous women behind them getting things done. Men are often viewed as the movers and shakers of the world, but women have a knack of getting things done as well, and this is the basis of her quote. It can also be translated as men are better orators, but that’s a debate for another day.
In addition to all these physiological benefits, and likely as a result of them, it seems that smiling may also be a significant predictor of life expectancy. In a 2010 study out of Wayne State University, researchers found that by looking at the intensity of smiles in old photographs, they were able to correlate our facial expressions with longevity. People that had bigger smiles were more likely to have lived to a greater age!

It may take you a while to find your voice and develop it into one that can be heard, but once you do have it you won’t ever want to let it go. Imagine someone trying to silence your voice after all the trouble you’ve gone through to get it? The nerve of some people! That’s what makes this quote so memorable, it’s speaks to the part of us that doesn’t want to give up the things we’ve worked so hard to attain. First, work on developing your voice, and you won’t have to worry about defending it, that will come naturally.
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