[This was a guest post I wrote a year or two ago for another blog and I just found the word document. I was actually pretty pleased with it and you know I love me a bit of inspiration, so I wanted to share it here!]
Inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes and from many different things. From inspirational speeches by influential people to random acts of kindness by friends and the beautiful natural world around us.
One of my favorite ways to motivate and cheer myself up is through quotes, specifically those from people I look up to.
So below I've collected some of my all time favorite quotes (you may notice a pattern to them :P) to share with you in the hopes that you will also find motivation and inspiration from them.
On how to treat others.
A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference. – Eeyore, Winnie the Pooh.
Do right. Do your best. Treat others as you want to be treated. - Lou Holtz.
We are all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving. – Kingsley Shacklebolt, Harry Potter.
The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest. - Unknown.
On being motivated to work hard.
Venture outside your comfort zone. The rewards are worth it. – Rapunzel,Tangled
The very things that hold you down are going to lift you up. – Timothy Mouse, Dumbo
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. - Winston Churchill
You must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul. – Gusteau, Ratatouille
On being the best person you can be.
You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. - Winnie the Pooh
It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. – Dumbledore, Harry Potter.
Do not be fooled by its commonplace appearance. Like so many things, it is not what outside, but what is inside that counts. - Aladdin, Aladdin
A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart. - Zeus, Hercules.
On having hope and keeping going.
Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one. - Grandmother Willow, Pocahontas
Why worry? If you've done the very best you can, worrying won't make it any better. - Walt Disney
Oh yes the past can hurt. But you can either run from it, or learn from it – Rafiki, Lion King
You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. - Walt Disney
Well, there we have it! Some fabulous quotes, from some truly fantastic people, that inspire me on a daily basis. I hope you were able to find some inspiration in this post and would love to hear what your favorite quotes of all time are!!