11 Inspirational Quotes That Are Actually Surprisingly True

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You know those inspirational quotes you hear that make you actually stop and listen? The ones somebody posts on Facebook that brighten your day, and you find yourself thinking, ‘that’s so true!’ I’ve been coming across a lot of inspirational quotes recently, so I thought it might be nice to share a few of my favorites with you all.

1. SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO FORGET…SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO FORGET

This is one of my favorite inspirational quotes as it rings really true with me – try not to look to the past too much, be thankful for the things and the people you have in your life and keep a sense of childlike optimism about the future. I think that’s the key to happiness really!

2. EVERYTHING HAPPENS…Evrything happenss for a reason

This quote won’t resonate with everyone, and that’s okay. I strongly believe things do happen for a reason, both good and bad – so much so that I have it tattooed on my arm. Looking back at decisions you’ve made and things that have happened to you, it’s easy to see that they’ve brought you to where you are today!

3. IF PEOPLE CAN LEARN TO HATE…Nelson Mandela

This quote by the late Nelson Mandela has been seen everywhere this week – for me, it’s one of his most powerful. I think we all need to take more responsibility for teaching children to love and accept others.

4. YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE…You only live once.

Another favorite of mine. Of course, everyone’s ‘right’ will be different, but fill your life with the things that make you happy and once will be plenty; make sure you don’t have any regrets!

5.MILTON BERLE14192749_4460

This is a great quote – basically it’s saying that sometimes you have to create your own opportunities. Take steps towards your dreams in order to make them happen and you’ll get there!

6. ANONYMOUSwomen

Powerful stuff! I hate feeling like I need anyone, although I know we all do sometimes. Try to be independent and support the ones you love and they’ll always be there for you.

7. JACK CANFIELD14192754_2642

This reminds me to push myself to do things that scare me and challenge me as often as I can. It’s too easy to get stuck in a safe, comfortable rut – so get out there and push yourself everyday!

8. IT WILL PASSthis-too-shall-pass-john-rizzuto

I think this is a really powerful and positive quote. Sometimes we all go through really difficult and painful times, but it’s important to recognize that it will pass and things will get brighter again, even if it takes some time.

9. PERFECTION14192749_3616

Nobody is really perfect, even those who think they are. It’s your flaws that make you unique and beautiful – whilst you might hate certain things about yourself, they could be the very things that somebody else loves. This reminds me not to waste my time trying to be perfect, but just to be happy with who I am.

10. NO REGRETSNO REGRETS

This rings very true with me – looking back on decisions I’ve made and things I’ve done, it’s easy to feel regretful at times. But when you think back to why you did those things and where you were at the time, this quote is very true. Don’t regret the things you’ve done as they have made you who you are today!

11. COOKIE MONSTERCookie Monster

This had to be my final choice – I loved Cookie Monster as a kid and still love him now! It’s a very true quote – if you’d share your last anything with them then they must be a true friend. This quote always makes me smile!

So there you have it – hopefully at least one of these quotes has struck a chord with you and made you think or even made you smile. I personally love inspirational quotes and try to keep them in mind as often as possible when I’m having a bad day. Share with me some of your favorite quotes that inspire you?

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