Sometimes we all need to hear words that lift us up. Though it probably would be best to hear these words directly from people in your vicinity, in “real life” so to say, but we’re not always that fortunate. Instead, what someone thought and wrote about 10, 100, 1000 or 2500 years ago may be exactly what you need to hear today. This is the magical part of partaking in the wisdom, experiences and stories of those that have lived their life (well) before us, those that can offer some words of inspiration to lift you up to your highest state of being and potential.

We don’t really need to tell you that life isn’t all sunshine and rainbows, you know it already. Whether its due to friends, family, work, school, politics, religion or whatever, we all get to feel that sting of temporary unhappiness and dissatisfaction. Note the ‘temporary’ part of that sentence, because we at Nirvanic Insights believe that happiness is your essential and natural state of being, it’s just habitually been overlooked or overshadowed by other things.

So then having said that, here below, we’ve carefully collected 40 quotations that will hopefully uplift and inspire you to enjoy & love more and worry & fret less.

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Look up to the sky you’ll never find rainbows if you’re looking down.
Charlie Chaplin (The Circus, 1969)

To be loved, be lovable.
Ovid (Ars Amatoria – The Art of Love)

Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.
Emily Dickinson

Silence has many beauties.
Sophocles (The Sons of Aleus – Fragment)

Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.
Victor Hugo

I exist as I am, that is enough.
Walt Whitman (Song of Myself, 1892)

My path is not thy path, yet together we walk, hand in hand.
Khalil Gibran (The Madman – My Friend, 1918)

HeraclitusThe sun is new every day.
Heraclitus (On the Universe – Fragment 6)

Love is not consolation, it is light.
Simone Weil (Gravity and Grace, 1942)

Life is too short to be little.
Benjamin Disraeli (Coningsby, 1844)

Tolkien Inspirational Quote: Courage is found in unlikely places

Courage is found in unlikely places.
J. R. R. Tolkien (The Fellowship of the Ring, 1954)

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
C. S. Lewis

I exist as I am, that is enough.
Walt Whitman (Song of Myself)

He who would eat the kernel, must crack the shell.
Plautus (Curculio – Act I)

Da VinciHe who sows virtue reaps glory.
Leonardo da Vinci (Thoughts on Art and Life)

Live each day as if your life had just begun.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Love is my religion, I could die for that.
John Keats

Men are born to succeed, not to fail.
Henry David Thoreau (Journal Entry, 1853)

I have to put up with two or three caterpillars if I want to know butterflies.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (The Little Prince, 1943)

There is always something left to love.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (One Hundred Years of Solitude, 1967)

Every day you play with the light of the universe. Pablo Neruda quote

Every day you play with the light of the universe.
Pablo Neruda (Every Day You Play)

I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.
Charles Dickens (Bleak House, 1868)

He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star.
William Blake (The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, 1790-1793)

Where a man can live, he can also live well.
Marcus Aurelius (Meditations – Book V)

It is wisdom to believe the heart.
George Santayana (World, Thou Choosest Not)

Let no one who loves be unhappy, even love unreturned has its rainbow.
J. M. Barrie (The Little Minister, 1891)

Rumi The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.
Rumi

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
Carl Sagan (Cosmos, 1980)

No one has ever become poor by giving.
Anne Frank (The Diary of a Young Girl, 1942-1944)

Dream manfully and nobly, and thy dreams shall be prophets. quote edward bulwer lytton

Dream manfully and nobly, and thy dreams shall be prophets.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton (The Caxtons: A Family Picture, 1849)

The burden which is well borne becomes light.
Ovid (Amores – The Loves)

Your life is worth much more than gold.
Bob Marley (Jamming, 1977)

Henry David ThoreauThis world is but a canvas for our imagination.
Henry David Thoreau (A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, 1849)

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Lao Tzu (Dao De Jing – Chapter 61)

It is what opposes that helps.
Heraclitus (Quoted by Aristotle in the Nicomachean Ethics)

Only when it is dark enough, can you see the stars.
Martin Luther King (Speech in Memphis, the day before he was assassinated, 1968

My path is not thy path, yet together we walk, hand in hand.
Khalil Gibran (The Madman – My Friend, 1918)

Maya Angelou Inspirational Quote: Nothing can dim the light which...

Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.
Maya Angelou

The human soul needs actual beauty more than bread.
D. H. Lawrence (Nottingham and the Mining Countryside, 1929)

Edgar Allan PoeNever to suffer would never to have been blessed.
Edgar Allan Poe (Mesmeric Revelation)


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