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Sometimes we come across a comment or a phrase that rings true - it speaks to our heart and soul. In Great Quotes Library, we've collected some of our favorite inspirational quotes ( some are famous quotes, some a little more obscure).

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Samuel Butler -       [family]
All animals except man know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it.
Fred Rogers ('Mister Rogers' Neighborhood') -       [success]
All I know to do is to light the candle that has been given to me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson -       [Emerson feature page]
Five great enemies of peace inhabit us: avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride. If those enemies were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.
Lionel Barrymore -       [positive thinking]
The older you get, the more you realize that kindness is synonymous with happiness.
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John F. Kennedy -       [Kennedy feature page]
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
Johann von Goethe -       [words-of-wisdom]
Nothing is more highly to be prized than the value of each day.
Martin Luther King Jr. -       [character education]     [M.L. King feature page]
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
Confucius -       [proverbs]
Base yourself in loyalty and trust. Don't be companion with those who are not your moral equal. When you make a mistake, don't hesitate to correct it.
Mother Teresa -       [christian/spiritual]
If you want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.
Marcus Aurelius -       [philosophers/resources]
Spend your brief moment according to nature's law, and serenely greet the journey's end as an olive falls when it is ripe, blessing the branch that bare it, and giving thanks to the tree that gave it life.
Charles Dickens -       [resources]
Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.
John Wayne -       [John Wayne feature page]
Even grown men need understanding.
John Wooden -       [Wooden feature page]     [sports]
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.

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