I know that this doesn't really have much to do with adoption, but I believe in inspirational quotes.  

These are my favorites... and not in any particular order.  They help me get through a rough patch, a bad day, or just starting the day on the right foot.  Sometimes perspective is all you need, that extra push to overcome your obstacles.

I hope they make you smile, laugh or inspire you to add your own favorite quote!  Enjoy!

"Don't worry about anything; instead pray about everything.  Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.  Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand.  His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus."
~Philippians 4:6-7

"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says "I'm Possible."
~Audrey Hepburn

"A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not on the branch but on it’s own wings. Always believe in yourself."

"Our Lord does not look so much at the greatness of our actions, nor even at their difficulty, but at the love with which we do them. Without love, deeds - even the most brilliant ones - count as nothing."
~St. Therese de Lisieux

"Worrying is carrying tomorrow's load with today's strength - carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength."
~Corrie ten Boom

"Don't be afraid of your shadow; it's really just a constant reminder that there's light all around you."
~Rachel Wolchin

"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it.  The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use."
~Earl Nightingale

"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."
~Theodore Roosevelt

"I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, harmony, health, love, and abundance.  Then, whenever doubt, anxiety, or fear try to call me, they will keep getting a busy signal-and soon they'll forget my number."
~Edith Armstrong

"There can be no rainbow without a cloud and a storm."
~J.H. Vincent

"When you have a choice whether to be right or to be kind.  Choose to be kind."
~ Wayne Dyer

"So many people along the way, whatever it is you aspire to do, will tell you it can't be done. But all it takes is imagination. You dream. You plan. You reach. There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you, there are no limits."
~Alan Abrahamson

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.  Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."
~Groucho Marx

"Pressure doesn't exist. We create it for ourselves."
~Derek Hough

"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending."
~Carl Bard

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.  It's about learning to dance in the rain.” 
~Vivian Greene

"It's a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you're ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any."
~Hugh Laurie

"We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time and miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands."

~Kristi Larson

"A bar of iron costs $5, made into horseshoes its worth is $12, made into needles its worth is $3,500, made into balance springs for watches, its worth is $300,000.  Your own value is determined also by what you are able to make of yourself."

"Happiness is not something that you get in life; happiness is something that you bring to life."
~ Wayne Dyer

"Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway.  You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't."
~Eleanor Roosevelt

"Life is like a coin.  You can spend it anyway you wish, but you can only spend it once."
~Lillian Dickson

"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it."
~Henry Ford

"Sometimes I feel like throwing in the towel, but that just means more laundry."

"Courage doesn't always roar.  Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow."
~Mary Anne Radmacher

"The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands."
~Alexandra Penney

"When you judge another, you don't define them, you define yourself."
~Wayne Dyer

"Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want it, too.  Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it."
~Diane Sawyer

"To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing."
~Eva Young

"When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before."
~Mae West

"People are like stained-glass windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within."
~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D.

"Never be ashamed.  There's some who'll hold it against you, but they're not worth bothering with."
~J.K. Rowling

"I think it's important that we don't all have to hold our heads high all the time saying everything's fine."
~Nicole Kidman

"If you don't like something, change it.  If you can't change it, change your attitude."
~Maya Angelou

"Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself.  That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go so much further than people with vastly superior talent."
~Sophia Loren

"A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails."
~Donna Roberts

‎"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."
~Oscar Wilde

"Dance through life.  When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor.  It's to enjoy each step along the way."
~Wayne Dyer

"There are exactly as many special occasions in life as we choose to celebrate."
~Robert Brault

"We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action."
~Frank Tibolt

"The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser - in case you thought optimism was dead."
~Robert Brault

"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive."
~Elbert Hubbard

"The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right." 
~Hannah Whitall Smith

"The seed you sow today will not produce crop till tomorrow.  For this reason, your identity does not lie in your current results.  This is not who you are.  your current results are who you were."
~James A. Ray

"Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday."
~ Unknown

"Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby."
~Langston Hughes

"I have a "carpe diem" mug and, truthfully, at six in the morning the words do not make me want to seize the day. They make me want to slap a dead poet."
~Joanne Sherman

"It is not work that kills men, it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more on a man than he can bear. But worry is rust upon the blade. It is not movement that destroys the machinery, but friction."
~Henry Ward Beecher

"Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live."
~Mark Twain

"One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself."
~Lucille Ball

"I've come to the conclusion that Mondays last 50% longer than the other days."
~ Turtle Dundee

‎"The road to success is always under construction.” 
~Lily Tomlin

"Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option."
~Maya Angelou

"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination."
~ Jimmy Dean

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending."
~Maria Robinson

"Sometimes when I'm talking, my words can't keep up with my thoughts. I wonder why we think faster than we speak. Probably so we can think twice."
~Bill Watterson

"April 1. This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four."
~Mark Twain

"If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail."
~ Abraham Maslow

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

‎"Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful."
~Mark Victor Hansen

"Advancement only comes with habitually doing more than you are asked."
~Gary Ryan

"To be nobody but yourself in a world that's doing its best to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting."
~e.e. cummings

"Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves."
~Dale Carnegie

"You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done."
~Charlie Chaplin

"There are no failures - just experiences and your reactions to them."
~Tom Krause

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending."
~Maria Robinson

"Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death."
~Jame F. Byrnes


  1. I love quotes too! I just posted a bunch of my favorite on my blog. And congratulations on being matched!!!

  2. Nice quotes collection. Thanks!!


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