We know how a positive mind can make a lot of things seem better. So let these positive quotes add a few positive notes to your day.
All these inspirational quotes have been collected from the wisdom and inspiring words of various women. You've probably heard a lot of powerful words from the men already, why not let some women motivate you now? Sometimes, you need to hear it from a woman to let her words reach deep within you and inspire you...
Many of these quotes will unfold a certain truth, roll out some strong advice and brew up a lot of goodness.
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.
-- Oprah Winfrey
Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend... when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present - love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure - the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience heaven on earth.
-- Sarah Ban Breathnach
Feelings of worth flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
-- Virginia Satir
Follow your instincts - you never know if your ideas will work out unless you try them.
-- Lulu Guinness, Good Housekeeping, June 2003
How do the geese know when to fly to the sun? Who tells them the seasons? How do we, humans, know when it is time to move on? As with the migrant birds, so surely with us, there is a voice within, if only we would listen to it, that tells us so certainly when to go forth into the unknown.
-- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
If someone listens, or stretches out a hand, or whispers a word of encouragement, or attempts to understand a lonely person, extraordinary things begin to happen.
-- Loretta Girzartis
If you're able to be yourself, then you have no competition. All you have to do is get closer and closer to that essence.
-- Barbara Cook
It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.
-- Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House in the Ozarks
Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.
-- Ella Fitzgerald
Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed.
-- Corita Kent
Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others.
-- Helen Keller
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
-- Marie Curie
Living in the moment means letting go of the past and not waiting for the future. It means living your life consciously, aware that each moment you breathe is a gift.
-- Oprah Winfrey
Love is the time and space where "I" give myself the right to be extraordinary.
-- Julia Kristeva, Tales of Love
Make-up needn't be seen as a corrective or something to hide behind. I see it as another form of expression and acceptance, even pleasure, of being in one's skin.
-- Kay Montano (make-up artist), Sunday Times, "Style"
People of high self-esteem are not driven to make themselves superior to others: they do not seek to prove their value by measuring themselves against a comparative standard. Their joy is being who they are, not in being better than someone else.
-- Nathaniel Branden
Play keeps us vital and alive. It gives us an enthusiasm for life that is irreplaceable. Without it, life just doesn't taste good.
-- Lucia Capocchione
Real life isn't always going to be perfect or go our way, but the recurring acknowledgement of what is working in our lives can help us not only survive but surmount our difficulties.
-- Sarah Ban Breathnach
Respect... is appreciation of the separateness of the other person, of the way in which he or she is unique.
-- Annie Gottlieb
Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.
The beauty of empowering others is that your own power is not diminished in the process.
-- Barbara Colorose
The best cosmetic in the world is an active mind that is always finding something new.
-- Mary Meek Atkeson
The five most essential words for a healthy and vital relationship are: "I apologise" and "You are right".
-- Author Unknown
The minute you alter your perception of yourself and your future, both you and your future begin to change.
-- Marilee Zdenek
The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention... A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.
-- Rachel Naomi Remen
The way in which we think of ourselves has everything to do with how our world see us and how we see ourselves successfully acknowledged by the world.
-- Arlene Rankin
There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
-- Sophia Loren
We don't have an eternity to realise our dreams - only the time we are here.
-- Susan L. Taylor
You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.
-- Rosalynn Carter
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