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25 Inspiring Quotes From Ordinary People That Will Change The Way You Think

25 Inspiring Quotes From Ordinary People That Will Change The Way You Think

I sometimes like to start my articles with inspiring quotes. I like to start with a bang and give my readers a few words to ponder. This way, I can easily express my thoughts and help grab the reader’s interest. I was writing a blog post some time ago, and thought of using a famous quote. So I started looking online, but couldn’t find one that truly reflected the message I wanted to send. Then I thought, why must it be from someone famous? I could easily ask an expert colleague on that topic and get the perfect quote for my piece.

So many people have remarkable things to say about so many topics that can inspire others. Good advice can be on anything like religion, romance, family, friends, career and more. Again, the inspiration doesn’t have to come from anyone famous, but can easily come from people in your daily life, like your parents, grandparents, siblings, etc.

Quotes About Love

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    This quote is about maintaining a mindset of unconditional love, rather than only being with people because of what they are able to give you. This quote is shared by Vironika Tugaleva. She is a life coach, speaker, and award-winning author of “The Love Mindset”.

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        While meeting a new partner may seem an exhausting and difficult journey, you don’t need to do a complete overhaul of your life to find someone. Waiting for someone to come to you, or giving a past relationship a second try won’t find you love either. However, changing just one or two small things in your life can easily start you on the journey to finding love, and there will always be people to help you along the way. This quote is shared by Michelle Frankel. She is the Chief Love Officer and Founder of NYCity Matchmaking; an upscale matchmaking and date coaching service that helps busy, commitment-minded singles in the New York City area find love.

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            This quote is from Jessica Tyner’s upcoming collection of poetry, “You Look Something”, and is an excerpt from her novel. It is also a part of what was on the card she gave her husband on their wedding day. Jessica is an author of three poetry books including the Pulitzer Prize nominated “The Last Exotic Petting Zoo”.

            Quotes About Family

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                Many people view families as static entities: parents, kids, pets, relatives. But it’s more productive to see families in terms of action. It’s not about who is in the family but rather, what is the family doing? What is its purpose? This quote is shared by Murray Suid, Editor of MobileMovieMaking Magazine.
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                  As a parent, you managed to raise your own children. However, despite believing that you did a great job, it is likely your own children won’t want you giving constant parenting advice unless they ask for it. This quote is shared by Dr. Elaine Fogel Schneider. She is a grandmother of two and an Amazon Best-Selling Author of “7 Strategies for Raising Calm, Inspired, & Successful Children” and award winning speech and language pathologist.

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                    Nothing wastes time, energy, and vitality like excessive screen time. This quote is shared by Dr. Greg Kushnick. He is a psychologist and the founder of Techealthiest, a how-to guide that teaches the technology of health and happiness.

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                      Even though family relationships bring highs and lows, in the end there is love. It sustains us through any life event, and the bond between mother and child can’t be broken. This quote is shared by Sandra Vischer, author of the novel “Unliving the Dream”.

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                      Quotes About Personal Development

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                          Transparency is essential for building trust and strong relationships. This quote is shared by Marilyn Suttle, the bestselling co-author of Taming Gladys!.

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                            This is the central tenet of Sarah Hays Coomer’s upcoming book, “Lightness of Body and Mind: A Radical Approach to Weight and Wellness”. Her experience as a personal trainer for the last 14 years has shown her that most diet and fitness plans don’t work because they make people miserable, leading them to quit.

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                                It’s pretty easy to go down the rabbit-hole of endless possibilities or ceaseless planning. For dreamers, it’s easy to get carried off into the wonderful world of what if’s, and imagining how great life can be. The problem is, none of these help you get ahead. That is why you should commit to action over everything. This quote is shared by Sia Mohajer, the Marketing Director of Online Resume Builders.

                                Quotes About Business

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                                  This quote is about not giving up when you fail. Learn from it and keep going. A quote shared by Henry Crespo, CEO of Grow Light Central.

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                                    This quote shows how strategy, execution, and engagement are connected. If you have a strategy, but don’t execute it, it becomes meaningless. And if you do execute it, but without your people on board, then you won’t have a good shot at success. This quote is shared by Jim Haudan, author of Art of Engagement.

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                                      As an auto repair shop owner, Todd Eskow believes this mindset helped his company grow. He wants his auto shop to do more than fixing headlights. He wants to give his clients the total package- and you can’t commit to do that if you don’t have a proactive approach.

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                                          Impossible and not possible are two different things. What may look like a crazy idea, very often turns into a great opportunity. Ask any startup founder! This quote is shared by Alejandro Aguilar. He is the CEO of Miami Business Consulting, Inc. and Forward Advisors.

                                          Quotes About Career

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                                            I know it takes a huge leap of faith to shift into a career you don’t have a formal education in. I am a practiced nurse of a few years, however writing is my passion. One day, I fell in love with the nitty-gritty world of digital marketing. I now work for Avanti Custom Home Builders as a digital marketing specialist. It was the best (and one of the hardest!) decisions I’ve ever made.

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                                              It’s difficult to know what it is you’re looking for in a job. The same applies to relationships. It’s only after you’ve experienced a few, do you really develop an understanding of what it is that truly satisfies you. This quote is shared by Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, CEO of Hogan Assessments.

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                                                It is important to step away, creatively recharge, and remove yourself in order to gain fresh perspectives. This quote is shared by Kate Morgan, Founder and Principal of Morgan Publicity.

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                                                  Whether you’re an optimist or a pessimist, what’s really important are the results you achieve. This quote is shared by motivational speaker and author, Barry Maher.

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                                                    Last Updated on August 6, 2018

                                                    22 Happiness Quotes About the Meaning of True Happiness

                                                    22 Happiness Quotes About the Meaning of True Happiness

                                                    Everyone chases after happiness, but few understand where it comes from. Happiness really isn’t a destination, but a journey that you’re experiencing every single day.

                                                    These 22 happiness quotes will help you understand the true meaning of happiness and hopefully you’ll stop finding happiness and start experiencing it.

                                                    The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are, and not who people think you are.

                                                    Goldie Hawn

                                                      The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don’t have.

                                                      Woody Allen

                                                        The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.

                                                        Henry Ward Beecher

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                                                          Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.

                                                          Denis Waitley

                                                            Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.

                                                            Jim Rohn

                                                              There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.

                                                              George Sand

                                                                Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There’s going to be stress in life, but it’s your choice whether you let it affect you or not.

                                                                Valerie Bertinelli

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                                                                  Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.

                                                                  Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

                                                                    Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

                                                                    Buddha

                                                                      Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.

                                                                      Dale Carnegie

                                                                        Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

                                                                        Mahatma Gandhi

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                                                                          The key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go.

                                                                          Dodinsky

                                                                            Train your mind to see the good in everything. Positivity is a choice. The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.

                                                                              Two things prevent us from happiness; living in the past and observing others.

                                                                                You deserve to be happy. You deserve to live a life you are excited about. Don’t let others make you forget that.

                                                                                  Happiness comes when we stop complaining about the troubles we have and offer thanks for all the troubles we don’t have.

                                                                                    A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity.

                                                                                    Thomas Jefferson

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                                                                                      The belief that youth is the happiest time of life is founded on a fallacy. The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts, and we grow happier as we grow older.

                                                                                      William Phelps

                                                                                        When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.

                                                                                        Helen Keller

                                                                                          The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage.

                                                                                          Thucydides

                                                                                            It’s kind of overwhelming right now, … I can barely walk. I’m tired and sore, but really happy to have finished.

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