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Over 100 Beautiful Quotes to Give You Food for Thought

Edited By: Shai Kuritzky

 When life starts to take a toll on our happiness and motivation, it's important to draw strength and inspiration from somewhere. When looking for some words of encouragement, the best place to start is from the wise words left by those who came before us. Here are some beautiful inspirational quotes you may not know from people who have, in one way or another, shaped the world a bit differently. These quotes are true, honest, and provide great food for thought about plenty of topics, including life, love, faith and family.

 

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1. Inspirational & Motivational Quotes
2. Quotes About Faith
3. Eastern Philosophy Quotes
4. Greek Philosophy Quotes
5. Quotes About Peace
6. Quotes About Love
7. Quotes About Family
8. Quotes About Travel
9. Even More Quotes...

Inspirational & Motivational Quotes

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beautiful quotes: Appreciation is an excellent thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. - Voltaire
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beautiful quotes: When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. When life is bitter, say thank you and grow. - Shauna Niquist

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Look around you. Appreciate what you have. Nothing will be the same in a year.

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Expect nothing and appreciate everything.

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Trade you expectations for appreciation and your whole world changes in an instant. - Tony Robbins

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beautiful quotes: If you have nothing to be grateful for, check your pulse.
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You are God's diamond and you are precious, beautiful, and unbreakable.

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The fastest way to increase your self-esteem is to take better care of yourself.

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Look for abundance and you will see it all around you. The more that you focus upon abundance, the more that you manifest and attract it for yourself, your loved ones and for sharing it with others.

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Billy Cox - Get your eyes off where you've been and back on where you're going.

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Wisdom is knowing who to be and what to do in a given situation; virtue is acting on that wisdom.

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Friedrich Nietzsche - And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.

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Don't miss the sun today worrying about the rain coming tomorrow.

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Life is an echo. What you send out comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get. What you see in others, exists in you.

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If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.

Quotes About Faith

 

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beautiful quotes: the love of God is like the ocean. You can see its beginnings but you cannot imagine its width and depth. God loves you immensely in a way you can never imagine.

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beautiful quotes: God will never leave you empty. He will replace everything you lost. If he asks you to put something down, it's because he wants you to pick up something greater.

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beautiful quotes: God only puts us through as much as we can handle so the people who struggle the most have been chosen by God to be the strongest ones.

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beautiful quotes: Verily then the more one loves, the nearer he approaches to God, for God is the spirit of infinite love.

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God has already lined up the right people for you, people that will inspire you, challenge you and motivate you. If you'll let go of the wrong people, then the right people will show up.

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beautiful quotes: God will give you strength for every battle, wisdom for every decision, peace that surpasses understanding.

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Don't be afraid for I am with you. Don't be discourages for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious hand.

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beautiful quotes: In happy moments, praise God. In difficult moments, seek God. In quiet moments, worship God. In painful moments, trust God. Every moment, thank God.

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beautiful quotes: Thank God for what you have. Trust God for what you need.

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beautiful quotes: I am strong on my own. But with God I am even stronger and never alone.

 

Eastern Philosophy Quotes

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Mahatma Gandhi - A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks he becomes.

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Mahatma Gandhi - The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.

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Mahatma Gandhi - I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.

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Buddha - All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?

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Buddha - The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.

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a beautiful quote: Buddha - To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others.

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Lao-Tzu - Silence is a source of great strength. beautiful quotes

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Lao-Tzu - Care about people's approval and you will be their prisoner.

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Lao-Tzu - Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.

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Lao-Tzu - He who has power over others can't empower himself.

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The obstacle is the path. - beautiful Zen quote

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Deepak Chopra quotes - Know that people are doing the best they can from their level of awareness. Accept people for who they are and always be ready to forgive.

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Dogen quotes - If you are unable to find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?

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beautiful quotes: When an ordinary main attains knowledge, he is a sage. When a sage attains understanding, he is an ordinary man.

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Rumi - We carry inside us the wonders we seek.
 

Greek Philosophy Quotes

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Thales - The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself.

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Protagoras - Man is the measure of all things.
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Plutarch quotes - The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations, and benefits.
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beautiful Plato quotes - Man: a being in search of meaning.
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beautiful Pericles quotes - Wait for the wisest of all counselors to judge you...time.
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beautiful Herodotus quotes - Whatever comes from God is impossible for a man to turn back.
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Epicurus - Death does not concern us because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.
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beautiful quotes: Empedocles - The nature of God is a circle of which the center is everywhere and the circumference is nowhere.
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Demosthenes - Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
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Zeno of Citium - No evil is honorable, but death is honorable; therefore, death is not evil.
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great Aristotle quotes - Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry rightfully - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.
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Antisthenes - The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.
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Democritus - Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is just opinion.
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Alexander the Great - I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
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Socrates - By all means, get married: if you find a good wife, you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.


Quotes About Peace 

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You cannot find peace by avoiding life.

57.Whenever you are confronted by an opponent, conquer him with love. beautiful quotes

58.Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.

59.Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

60. Human beings, indeed all sentient beings, have the right to pursue happiness and live in peace and freedom.

61.If someone thinks that peace and love are just cliches that should have been left behind in the 60s, that's a problem. Peace and love are eternal.

62.Peace begins with a smile. - Mother Teresa

63.Let us not accept violence as the way of peace. Let us instead begin by respecting true freedom: the resulting peace will be able to satisfy the world's expectations, for it will be a peace built on justice, a peace founded on the incomparable dignity of the free human being.

64.It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.

65.Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.


Quotes About Love

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Love isn't something you find. Love is something that finds you.
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We accept the love we think we deserve. beautiful quotes

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Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own.

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Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.

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Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

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Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
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I saw that you were perfect so I loved you. Then  I saw that you were not perfect and loved you even more.
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Love is love's reward. John Dryden quotes
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To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that's everything.
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beautiful quotes: If you live to be 100, I want to live to be 100 minus one day so I never have to live a day without you.
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beautiful quotes: You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes or their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.
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Love is life, and if you miss love, you miss life.
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Love is needling someone. Love is putting up with someone's bad qualities because they somehow complete you.
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If I know what love is, it is because of you.
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Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the exponent of breath.


Quotes About Family 

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beautiful quotes: the only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is family.

82.You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.

83.To understand your parents' love, you must raise children yourself.

84.beautiful quotes: You are born into your family and your family is born into you. No returns. No exchanges.

85.beautiful quotes: To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.

86.beautiful quotes: The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.

87.A happy family is but an earlier heaven.

88.beautiful quotes: I sustain myself with the love of family.

8What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family. - beautiful Mother Teresa quotes

90. Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst.


Quotes About Travel

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beautiful quotes: People travel to faraway lands to watch in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.

92.beautiful quotes: One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

93.Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness. - Mark Twain

94.Not all those who wander are lost - beautiful J R R Tolkien quotes

95.Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. - beautiful Gustave Flaubert quotes

96.beautiful St Augustine quotes - The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.

97.We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.

98.beautiful Dalai Lama quotes - Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.

99.Marcel Proust - The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

100. Henry David Thoreau quotes - Through we travel the world to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.

 

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