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In these incredibly challenging times, we need to seek out the positive things in life.  Take some time out and give ourselves some much-needed headspace.  We wanted to give your mind a break from the negative and sad news and bring you some inspirational quotes. 

We are learning once again to appreciate the little things.  Sometimes the little things that we took for granted become the things we cherish the most.  What do you now appreciate that you took for granted before the lockdown? 

Sometimes you just need to unwind and relax.  Reading inspirational quotes probably won’t change your life or dramatically change your behaviour.  However, it’s a nice break in the day to get away from it all and escape to our happy place. 

Who doesn’t like a quote or two!  We’ve bought you the quotes we believe are uplifting and inspirational.  The quotes that make you stop and think.  The quotes that are thought-provoking.  Well, that’s what we hope.  And, if we’ve bought you a quote you’ve never read before, then that’s even better.  However, some quotes you can never read too many times. 

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Maya Angelou

“Most people don’t grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honour their credit cards, get married, have children and call that maturity. What that is, is aging.”

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Marie Dressler

“By the time we hit 50, we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really important. We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves.”    

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Marilyn Monroe

“I want to grow old without facelifts … I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I’ve made. Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you’d never complete your life, would you? You’d never wholly know you.”

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Ruth Ann Schabacker

“Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.” 

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Karl Lagerfield

“Youthfulness is about how you live, not when you were born.” 

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Wallace Wattles

“The very best thing you can do for the whole world is to make the most of yourself.” 

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George Bernard Shaw

“You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.”

 

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Gloria Steinem

“Women may be the one group that grows more radical with age.”

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George Bernard Shaw

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” 

 

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Roy T. Bennett

“The past is a place of learning, not a place of living.” 

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Jack Sparrow

 “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.” 

 

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Little Women

 “I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning to sail my ship.”

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Frank A. Clark

“If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.”  

 

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Chetan Bhagat

“Be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.” 

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Joshua J. Marine

“Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” 

 

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Andrew Hendrixson

“Anyone who has ever made anything of importance was disciplined.” 

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Coco Chanel

“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.” 

 

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Mahatma Gandhi

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” 

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Brian Tracy

“Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other.” 

 

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Rosa Nouchette Carey

“Do it with passion, or not at all.” 

If you can’t get enough quotes, then here are some more at the PD Cafe: 25 Great Inspirational Quotes on Friendship

Thank you to Pixabay and all their contributors for the lovely photos on this page.