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Motivational Quotes and Memes: to brighten up your day!

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  1. FemCasanova

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    I thought it`d be great with a thread where people can post motivational, uplifting or otherwise positive quotes, memes or small stories.

    Enjoy!






    Here`s a few from me, more will surely follow :icon_wink



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    It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

    ― André Gide, Autumn Leaves



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    “Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
    Life is beauty, admire it.
    Life is a dream, realize it.
    Life is a challenge, meet it.
    Life is a duty, complete it.
    Life is a game, play it.
    Life is a promise, fulfill it.
    Life is sorrow, overcome it.
    Life is a song, sing it.
    Life is a struggle, accept it.
    Life is a tragedy, confront it.
    Life is an adventure, dare it.
    Life is luck, make it.
    Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
    Life is life, fight for it.


    ― Mother Teresa



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    To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one’s self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived—this is to have succeeded.
    ― Bessie Anderson Stanley


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    Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
    ― George Bernard Shaw


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    And finally, a fun one, try to take it from the LGBT angle, lol!

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    (&&&) guys!
     
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    It's exceptionally juvenile but it made me smile.
     
  3. Hexagon

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    Thats my favorite. Unfortunately, people often think money is success instead.
     
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    Does that count as motivational? :grin:
     
  5. "To the world, you may be one person. But to one person, you may be the world." -Michelle Phan

    "Do not let your past shape who you are, let the future shape who you are." - Me
     
  6. Fiddledeedee

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    It makes me smile for starters. So yes. :grin:

    It's wrong, though. Shoot for the moon and even if you miss you will land among stars -- the universe is big, and there are stars in every direction, and stars will pull you in.

    It will just take a while.

    A looong while.
     
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    "Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts." -Buddha

    I have like a full album on Inspiration on my laptop. :slight_smile:
     
  8. Hexagon

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    Not necessarily. You could miss the moon, and if your traveling fast enough, I imagine you could make it into intergalactic space, and never hit another galaxy due to the expansion of the universe.
     
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    I love how this has become a discussion about cosmology and gravitational physics :grin:. That's very true, though chances are eventually you would hit a star because space is infinite and inertia must be conserved :slight_smile:.
     
  10. StefaniW

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    "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

    -Dr. Seuss.

    A personal favorite of mine, and a quote I genuinely live by.
     
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    Well, what transportation are we talking about here? Bare body? Floating in a space suit? Floating spaceship? Unfeasibly well-powered rocket?

    Only the last two aren't going to either instantly explode or eventually disintegrate before it hits a star other than our sun. And even with a floating ship or powered rocket, the likelihood of it surviving wear-and-tear before hitting a star other than our own is rather debatable, no? :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:



    *Ahem*
    Long story short, sarcastic motivation is awesome... XD
     
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    Aww, I like this thread. :slight_smile:

    "If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love." - Maya Angelou :grin:
     
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    Lol, this one was adorable!
    :grin:



    I use this one as a background on my work-computer. So, whenever a difficult phone call or something comes up, I look at this one and smiles :wink:

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    Love that guy!

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    I don't know what you'll think of my contributions to this thread but here they are::icon_redf
    This is your life. Do what you love and do it often. POSTER.jpg

    I'm not even sure why I like this one.
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    My pictures are always so small :frowning2: but if you click on them you can see them in bigger.
     
  16. FemCasanova

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    Evora, I thought they were great! Especially the middle one. It`s a tad aggressive, but it brings out the point. The chances of any one of us being "the weird only one who" is insanely small with that many people crowding one planet. There`ll always be someone else who agrees with, likes the same as, is like, etc, as you :grin:


    But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.”

    ― Khaled Hosseini

    “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
    ― Margaret Mead


    You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
    ― Virginia Woolf



    “There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.”
    ― John Lennon


    And my favorite of these:

    My experience of life is that it is not divided up into genres; it’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you're lucky.”

    ― Alan Moore


    :grin:
     
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    “I yam what I yam, and that's all what I yam.” --Popeye, the Sailor--
    "A person's a person no matter how small" --Horton Hears a Who--
     
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    Friendship quote.
    "If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you." - A.A. Milne

    And this one. "Fall down 7 times, get up 8."
     
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    - Drizzt, by penmanship of R.A. Salvatore

    "Kokoro ni hito sumawaseru" - Toshiro Kanamori (Let people live in your heart)

    Better to be rich in love, than in wealth and possessions.
    - Unknown

    Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay. - Simone de Beauvoir

    "Act in such a way that you treat humanity, whether in your own person or in the person of another, always at the same time as an end and never simply as a means." Immanuel Kant`

    “Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.” John Jakes
     
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    I never said you'd survive the process! :badgrin: :grin: