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Best Inspirational Quotes To Live By & Famous Sayings About Life

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In life, we can’t deny that there are good days and there are bad days. There are also awesome days and awful days. When we experience both the positive and the negative, there is one thing we are sure of: we are alive.

105 Inspiration Quotes to Uplift You in Every Situation

If you ever find yourself feeling lost, find purpose. Read some of these inspiring quotes to motivate you in living your best life.

  1. “I think being in love with life is a key to eternal youth.” – Doug Hutchison
  2. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  3. “There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling. It’s why you were born. And how you become most truly alive.” – Oprah Winfrey
  4. “If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.” – Katharine Hepburn
  5. “Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” – Dennis P. Kimbro
  6. “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
  7. “Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  8. “You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” – Walter Hagen
  9. “Always be true to your friends, just as you are to yourself.” – Meg Cabot, Glitter Girls, and the Great Fake-Out
  10. “I believe purpose is something for which one is responsible; it’s not just divinely assigned.” – Michael J. Fox
  11. “There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures.” – Josiah Gilbert Holland
  12. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell
  13. “Luck is the residue of design.” – John Milton
  14. “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” – Harvey Fierstein
  15. “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” – Charles Darwin
  16. “All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
  17. “If you organize your life around your passion, you can turn your passion into your story and then turn your story into something bigger―something that matters.” – Blake Mycoskie
  18. “Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” -William James
  19. “Be willing to go all out, in pursuit of your dream. Ultimately it will pay off. You are more powerful than you think you are.” – Les Brown
  20. “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein
  21. “Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.” – C.S. Lewis
  22. “If life were predictable it would cease to be life and be without flavor.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  23. “Plant your garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.” – Jose Luis Borges
  24. “The self is made, not given.” – Barbara Myerhoff
  25. “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.” – Erma Bombeck
  26. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho
  27. “The biggest risk is not taking any risk…. In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” – Mark Zuckerberg
  28. “A man who flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a shortcut to meet it.” – Sador, Children of Húrin
  29. “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  30. “To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.” – William Blake
  31. “Lean forward into your life. Begin each day as if it were on purpose.” – Mary Anne Radmacher
  32. “Don’t worry what others are doing. Do you!” – Russell Simmons
  33. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  34. “Life’s too mysterious to take too serious.” – Mary Engelbreit
  35. “All of life is peaks and valleys. Don’t let the peaks get too high and the valleys too low.” – John Wooden
  36. “Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.” – Jonathan Lockwood Hule
  37. “The secret of success is constancy to purpose.” – Benjamin Disraeli
  38. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers
  39. “Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.” – Thomas J. Watson
  40. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean
  41. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  42. “Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.” – Emily Dickinson
  43. “Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments. Therefore, each moment is vital. It affects the whole. Life is a succession of such moments and to live each is to succeed.” – Corita Kent
  44. “Having a sense of purpose is having a sense of self. A course to plot is a destination to hope for.” – Bryant H. McGill
  45. “When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’” –  Sydney Harris
  46. “Failure is a prerequisite for great success. If you want to succeed faster, double your rate of failure.” – Brian Tracy
  47. “Don’t allow your past or present condition to control you. It’s just a process that you’re going through to get you to the next level.” – T.D. Jakes
  48. “You can’t go around building a better world for people. Only people can build a better world for people. Otherwise, it’s just a cage.” – Terry Pratchett, Witches Abroad
  49. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou
  50. “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” – John Bunyan
  51. “People who use time wisely spend it on activities that advance their overall purpose in life.” – John C. Maxwell
  52. “Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.” – Benjamin Disraeli
  53. “Obstacles are those things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.” – Henry Ford
  54. “You were born with the ability to change someone’s life-don’t ever waste it.” – Dale Partridge
  55. “There isn’t a way things should be. There’s just what happens, and what we do.” – Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky
  56. “However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” -Stephen Hawking
  57. “The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” – Bill Copeland
  58. “I would argue that nothing gives life more purpose than the realization that every moment of consciousness is a precious and fragile gift.” – Steven Pinker
  59. “The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.” – Zig Ziglar
  60. “Just remember: The people that say, ‘your dreams are impossible’ have already quit on theirs.” – Grant Cardone
  61. “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” – Mark Twain
  62. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein
  63. “Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.” – Aldous Huxley
  64. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou
  65. “Look at the sparrows; they do not know what they will do in the next moment. Let us literally live from moment to moment.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  66. “Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  67. “The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away.” – Marcus Aurelius
  68. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey
  69. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle
  70. “Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.” – Washington Irving
  71. “Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.” – Ray Kroc
  72. “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
  73. “The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  74. “I enjoy life when things are happening. I don’t care if it’s good things or bad things. That means you’re alive.” – Joan Rivers
  75. “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” – William Shakespeare
  76. “No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.” – Denis Waitley
  77. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu
  78. “If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” – Gail Sheehy
  79. “Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.” – Voltaire
  80. “Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet.” – Sarah Louise Delany
  81. “Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.” – Walt Whitman
  82. “When you stay on purpose and refuse to be discouraged by fear, you align with the infinite self, in which all possibilities exist.” – Wayne Dyer
  83. “You may find the worst enemy or best friend in yourself.” – English Proverb
  84. “You choose the life you live. If you don’t like it, it’s on you to change it because no one else is going to do it for you.”  – Kim Kiyosaki
  85. “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” – Booker T. Washington
  86. “Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  87. “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis
  88. “Whoever loves much, performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.” – Vincent Van Gogh
  89. “Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  90. “The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.” – Eminem
  91. “Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things.” – George Carlin
  92. “Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.” –  Winston Churchill
  93. “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe it can achieve.”  – Napoleon Hill
  94. “Often what may appear as a detour in life is actually the most direct and empowering path to your destination.” – James Arthur Ray
  95. “The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  96. “If you are honest, truthful, and transparent, people trust you. If people trust you, you have no grounds for fear, suspicion or jealousy.” – Dalai Lama
  97. “Knowing is better than wondering, waking is better than sleeping, and even the biggest failure-even the worst-beats the hell out of not trying.” – Meredith Grey, Grey’s Anatomy
  98. “Live each day as if your life had just begun.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  99. “It’s not about how hard you can hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” – Rocky Balboa
  100. “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” – Oprah Winfrey
  101. “Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized. In the first, it is ridiculed. In the second, it is opposed. In the third, it is regarded as self-evident.” – Arthur Schopenhauer
  102. “I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it.” – Maya Angelou
  103. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle
  104. “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn
  105. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway.” –  Eleanor Roosevelt

Final Thoughts

There are many good reasons to never give up on life. You just have to find them. Be inspired by the wisdom of these people who had led their lives in the most inspired way. It doesn’t mean that didn’t go through the same thing you’re going through right now. In fact, I’m sure each one found themselves in a very similar place. It’s because they’ve gone through the same experience that they can share the wisdom that they gained from overcoming their situations.

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Top 80 Broken Trust And Trust Issues Quotes

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Trust is a very powerful and profound emotion. It is faith in someone that gives you the belief that they will not harm, hurt, or betray you. It is the building block, whether in friendship, in marriage, or in any relationship, that will keep the foundations strong and unwavering.

It is a fact of life that one way or another, all of us will have our trust broken at some point in our lives. If you have been cheated on or made you lose your confidence in some people or situations, here are some inspiring quotes to help you gain your trust and possibly learn to get over the pain.

80 Encouraging Quotes for People Whose Trust Has Been Broken

    1. The finest souls are those who gulped pain and avoided making others taste it. —Nizariat
    2. Trust but verify. —Ronald Reagan
    3. Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters. —Albert Einstein
    4. A single lie discovered is enough to create doubt in every truth expressed. —Unknown
    5. I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you. —Friedrich Nietzsche
    6. Don’t trust the person who has broken faith once. —William Shakespeare
    7. Rebuilding trust when it’s been broken is not dependent only on the person who has broken it, or how many times they can prove they are honest. It depends on the person who has decided not to trust anymore. Though they may be totally justified in their decision not to trust, as long as they choose not to, the relationship has no hope of survival and should be ended. If or when they decide to trust again, there is hope reborn. —Doe Zantamata
    8. To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved. —George MacDonald
    9. It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust. —Samuel Johnson
    10. Trust takes years to build, seconds to break, and forever to repair. —Unknown
    11. You will never understand the damage you did to someone until the same thing is done to you. That’s why I’m here. —Karma
    12. A person may break your heart and damage your pride, but never ever give them the power to break your spirit. —Unknown
    13. Whatever you do, never run back to what broke you. —Frank Ocean
    14. Breaking someone’s trust is like crumpling up a perfect piece of paper. You can smooth it over but it’s never going to be the same again. —Unknown
    15. I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I’d rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken pieces as long as I lived. —Margaret Mitchell
    16. Trust is like a mirror, you can fix it if it’s broken, but you can still see the crack in that mother f*cker’s reflection. —Lady Gaga
    17. Sometimes, we need to be hurt in order to grow. We must lose in order to gain. Sometimes, some lessons are learned best through pain. Unknown
    18. Start over, my darling. Be brave enough to find the life you want and courageous enough to chase it. Then start over and love yourself the way you were always meant to. Madalyn Beck
    19. Trust starts with truth and ends with truth. —Santosh Kalwar
    20. We’re never so vulnerable than when we trust someone – but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy. —Walter Anderson
    21. “It was a mistake,” you said. But the cruel thing was, it felt like the mistake was mine, for trusting you. —David Levithan
    22. Broken trust doesn’t have to mean the end of your story. It’s time to write the next chapter. —Unknown
    23. The saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from your enemies. —Anonymous
    24. What’s broken can be mended. What hurts can be healed. And no matter how dark it gets, the sun is going to rise again. —Unknown
    25. Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties. —Aesop
    26. What do people gain from lying? Besides losing: your respect, your dignity, your reputation, and those who love you. I guess those few minutes of satisfaction, smiling behind your lies, are soon well worth a lifetime of a regretful guilty conscience. —Amir Riveroll
    27. Trust is built when someone is vulnerable and not taken advantage of. —Bob Vanourek
    28. How powerful, to burn and still come out stronger. More beautiful. —Parth
    29. People have to pretend you’re a bad person so they don’t feel guilty about the things they did to you. —Unknown
    30. The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them. —Ernest Hemingway
    31. It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. —William Blake
    32. Trusting is hard. Knowing who to trust, even harder. —Unknown
    33. I will breathe. I will think of solutions. I will not let my worry control me. I will not let my stress level break me. I will simply breathe. And it will be okay. Because I don’t quit. —Shayne McClendon
    34. One of the worst feelings in the world is having to doubt someone you thought was unquestionable. Unknown
    35. If you have been brutally broken, but still have the courage to be gentle to others, then you deserve a love deeper than the ocean itself. —Nikita Gill
    36. Trust has to be earned, and should come only after the passage of time. —Arthur Ashe
    37. For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first. —Suzanne Collins
    38. After all, damn it, what does being in love mean if you can’t trust a person. —Evelyn Waugh
    39. Sorry is nothing, real apology comes when you can look in their eyes and see they hurt themselves just as much. —Unknown
    40. Pain changes people, it makes them trust less, overthink more, and shut people out. —Unknown
    41. Tell a lie once and all your truths become questionable. —Anonymous
    42. Sometimes you don’t know who you can and cannot trust. I still learn that over and over again. —Demi Lovato
    43. To forgive someone who hurt you is easy but to trust them again is next to impossible. —Anurag Prakash Ray
    44. Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships. —Stephen R. Covey
    45. Keep your word once given! —L. Ron Hubbard
    46. Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do. —Benjamin Spock
    47. Sometimes trusting a friend is the hardest thing to do, even the closest friends can become enemies. —James Merrow
    48. There are two reasons why we don’t trust people. First – we don’t know them. Second – we know them. —Unknown
    49. The worst thing about being lied to is knowing you’re not worth the truth. —Unknown
    50. “Sorry” works when a mistake is made, but not when trust is broken. So in life, make mistakes but never break trust. Because forgiving is easy, but forgetting and trusting again is sometimes impossible. —Unknown
    51. Not everyone can be trusted. I think we all have to be very selective about the people we trust. —Shelley Long
    52. When someone breaks your trust, don’t feel stupid for trusting them. You didn’t do anything wrong. They’re just an untrustworthy person. —Sonya Parker
    53. If you give your trust to a person who does not deserve it, you actually give him the power to destroy you. —Khaled Saad
    54. Don’t trust everything you see. Even salt looks like sugar. —Unknown
    55. All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust. —J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
    56. I don’t trust people who don’t love themselves and tell me, ‘I love you.’ There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt. —Maya Angelou
    57. Love myself I do. Not everything, but I love the good as well as the bad. I love my crazy lifestyle, and I love my hard discipline. I love my freedom of speech and the way my eyes get dark when I’m tired. I love that I have learned to trust people with my heart, even if it will get broken. I am proud of everything that I am and will become. —Johnny Weir
    58. A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. —Charles Spurgeon
    59. Friendship- my definition- is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don’t have trust, the friendship will crumble. —Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    60. You see, you closed your eyes. That was the difference. Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. And if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them, too–even when you’re in the dark. Even when you’re falling. —Mitch Albom
    61. The best proof of love is trust. —Joyce Brothers
    62. Act like you trust people, but do not. —Unknown
    63. Trust is like an eraser, it gets smaller and smaller after every mistake. —Unknown
    64. If you have three people in your life that you can trust, you can consider yourself the luckiest person in the whole world. —Selena Gomez
    65. To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved. —George MacDonald
    66. It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. —Warren Buffett
    67. Everyone suffers at least one bad betrayal in their lifetime. It’s what unites us. The trick is not to let it destroy your trust in others when that happens. Don’t let them take that from you. —Sherrilyn Kenyon
    68. I do not trust words. I even question actions. But I never doubt patterns. —Unknown
    69. The toughest thing about the power of trust is that it’s very difficult to build and very easy to destroy. —Thomas J. Watson
    70. Better to trust the man who is frequently in error than the one who is never in doubt. —Eric Sevareid
    71. He who does not trust enough will not be trusted. —Lao Tzu
    72. You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment unless you trust enough. —Frank Crane
    73. You must trust and believe in people, or life becomes impossible. —Anton Chekhov
    74. Never trust anyone, Daniel, especially the people you admire. Those are the ones who will make you suffer the worst blows. —Carlos Ruiz Zafón
    75. Forgiveness must be immediate, whether or not a person asks for it. Trust must be rebuilt over time. Trust requires a track record. —Rick Warren
    76. The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool. —Stephen King
    77. Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right. He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something. —Eric Hoffer
    78. A man trusts another man when he sees enough of himself in him. —Gregory David Roberts
    79. Trust, once you get it. It’s priceless. But once you lose it, you are useless. —Unknown
    80. Never trust a man who speaks well of everybody. —John Churton Collins

    Final Thoughts

    It may seem that trusting a person who broke your heart can be a difficult task, but letting go of the pain can make a big difference in our lives. If your trust has been broken, teach yourself to let go and move on. Then you can learn from that experience so you will somehow know when and who to trust next time.

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Best Mother and Daughter Relationship Quotes and Sayings

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A mother and daughter’s relationship is one of the most precious things in life. Their bond is powerful, and it is something that they treasure all their lives. Here are some of the best mother and daughter quotes to inspire you every day.

76 Mother and Daughter Quotes to Build a Stronger Relationship

If you’re a mom, daughter, or someone who has either in your life, this selection of 80 quotes will definitely help improve your relationship with one another.

  1. “A daughter is a mother’s gender partner, her closest ally in the family confederacy, an extension of herself. And mothers are their daughters’ role model, their biological and emotional road map, the arbiter of all their relationships.” – Victoria Secunda
  2. “A mother who radiates self-love and self-acceptance actually vaccinates her daughter against low self-esteem.” – Naomi Wolf
  3. “A mother is a daughter’s best friend.”
  4. “A daughter is someone you laugh with, dream with, and love with all your heart.” – Anonymous
  5. “Mother-daughter disagreements were, in hindsight, basically mother stating the truth and daughter taking her own sweet time coming around.” – Barbara Delinsky
  6. “As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot now imagine a life without her.” – Kristin Hannah
  7. “No matter how old she may be, sometimes a girl just needs her mom.” – Unknown
  8. “A mother’s treasure is her daughter.” – Catherine Pulsifer
  9. “To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.” – Maya Angelou
  10. “Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first.” – Matthew L. Jacobson
  11. “Having a little girl has been like following an old treasure map with the important paths torn away.” – Heather Gudenkauf
  12. “Mothers of daughters are daughters of mothers and have remained so, in circles joined to circles, since time began.” – Signe Hammer
  13. “A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart.” – Anonymous
  14. “There is nothing as powerful as mother’s love, and nothing as healing as a child’s soul.” – Anonymous
  15. “To my daughter. Never forget that I love you. Life is filled with hard times and good times. Learn from everything you can. Be the woman I know you can be. Mom” – Anonymous
  16. “A daughter is one of the most beautiful gifts this world has to give.” – Laurel Atherton
  17. “The older I grow, the more I realize that my mother is the best ‘best friend’ that I ever had.” – Anonymous
  18. “Mothers and daughters together are a powerful force to be reckoned with.” – Melia Keeton-Digby
  19. “Mothers and daughters are closest when daughters become mothers.” – Anonymous
  20. “Life doesn’t come with a manual. It comes with a mother.” – Anonymous
  21. “A daughter is just a little girl who grows up to be your best friend.” – Anonymous
  22. “A mother knows what her child’s gone through, even if she didn’t see it herself.” – Pramoedya Ananta Toer
  23. “We laugh, we cry, we make time fly. We are best friends, my mom and I.” – Anonymous
  24. “As a child, I was very careful not to erase my mother’s writing on the chalkboard because I would miss her.” – Joyce Rachelle
  25. “We mothers are learning to mark our mothering success by our daughters’ lengthening flight.” – Letty Cottin Pogrebin
  26. “A daughter is God’s way of saying, ‘thought you could use a lifelong friend.’” – Anonymous
  27. “Happiness is mother and daughter time.” – Anonymous
  28. “No one in your life will ever love you as your mother does. There is no love as pure, unconditional and strong as a mother’s love. And I will never be loved that way again.” – Hope Edelman
  29. “A mom is a daughter’s ‘first’ friend. And, through life, becomes her best friend.” – Vicki Reece
  30. “When I think of the exquisite love and sympathy which might be between a mother and daughter, I feel myself defrauded of a beautiful thing rightfully mine, in a world where for me such things are pitiably few.” – Mary MacLane
  31. “A son is a son till he takes him a wife, a daughter is a daughter all of her life.” – Irish Saying
  32. “I am not a perfect mother, and I will never be. You are not a perfect daughter, and you will never be. But put us together, and we will be the best mother and daughter we would ever be.” – Anonymous
  33. “My daughter makes me laugh with her incredibly humorous take on the world. Everything makes her laugh, and I aspire to take in the world the same shoes she does.” – Anonymous
  34. “Angels are often disguised as daughters.” – Anonymous
  35. “A mother. When you’re a child, she walks before you, to set an example. When you’re a teenager she walks behind you, to be there should you need her. When you’re an adult, she walks beside you, so that as two friends you can enjoy life together.” – Anonymous
  36. “By the time you realize your mother was right, you have a daughter who thinks that you’re wrong” – Sada Malhotra
  37. “The mother-daughter relationship is the most complex.” – Wynonna Judd
  38. “Without my kids tomorrow wouldn’t be worth the wait, and yesterday wouldn’t be worth remembering.” – Anonymous
  39. “I don’t want my children to follow in my footsteps. I want them to take the path next to me and go further than I could have ever dreamt possible.” – Anonymous
  40. “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” – Agatha Christie
  41. “I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine. She helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights.” – Terri Guillemets
  42. “From her thighs, she gives you life and how you treat she who gives you life shows how much you value the life given to you by the Creator. And from seed to dust there is ONE soul above all others. That you must always show patience, respect, and trust – this woman is your mother.” – Suzy Kassem
  43. “The more a daughter knows the details of her mother’s life, the stronger the daughter.” – Anita Diamant
  44. “A daughter is a miracle that never ceases to be miraculous.” – Anonymous
  45. “Because even if the whole world was throwing rocks at you, if you had your mother at your back, you’d be okay. Some deep-rooted part of you would know you were loved. That you deserved to be loved.” – Jojo Moyes
  46. “No matter how old you are, you always want your mother’s love and acceptance. I guess I’m hoping one day I’ll get it back.” – Hilary Grossman
  47. “Of course, mothers and daughters with strong personalities might see the world from very different points of view.” – Katherine Howe
  48. “Good moms have sticky floors, messy kitchens, laundry piles, and happy kids.” – Anonymous
  49. “One of the most important relationships we have is the relationship we have with our mothers.” – Iyanla Vanzant
  50. “The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” – Honore de Balzac
  51. “Moms hold their children’s hands for a while, but their hearts forever.” – Anonymous
  52. “The woman who is my best friend, my teacher, my everything: Mom.” – Sandra Vischer
  53. “A daughter without her mother is a woman broken. It is a loss that turns to arthritis and settles deep into her bones.” – Kristin Hannah
  54. “If I could give my daughter three things, it would be the confidence to always know her self-worth, the strength to chase her dreams, and the ability to know how truly, deeply loved she is.” – Anonymous
  55. “Her smile makes me smile. Her laugh is infectious. Her heart is pure and true. Above all, I love that she is my daughter.” – Anonymous
  56. “Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.” – William Makepeace Thackeray
  57. “A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” – Princess Diana
  58. “Whosoever does not believe in the existence of a sixth sense has clearly not regarded their own mother. How it is they know all they know about you, even those secrets you locked away so tightly in the most hidden compartments of your heart, remains one of the great mysteries of the world. And they don’t just know—they know instantly.” – Narissa Doumani
  59. “Mothers, look after your daughters, keep them near you, keep their confidence – that they may be true and faithful.” – Elmina S. Taylor
  60. “If at first, you don’t succeed, try doing it the way mom told you in the beginning.” – Anonymous
  61. “My mother: She is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.” – Jodi Picoult
  62. “A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.” – Emily Dickinson
  63. “When someone asks you where you come from, the answer is your mother… When your mother’s gone, you’ve lost your past. It’s so much more than love. Even when there’s no love, it’s so much more than anything else in your life. I did love my mother, but I didn’t know how much until she was gone.” – Anna Quindlen
  64. “As is the mother, so is her daughter.” – Bible
  65. “In times of need, and in times of tears, in times of joy and in times of fears, there is mom. The one person who is always there.” – Heather Stillufsen
  66. “My mother was like sand. The kind that warms you on a beach when you come shivering out of the cold water. The kind that clings to your body, leaving its impression on your skin to remind you where you’ve been and where you’ve come from.” – Clare Vanderpool
  67. “Suddenly, through birthing a daughter, a woman finds herself face to face not only with an infant, a little girl, a woman-to-be but also with her own unresolved conflicts from the past and her hopes and dreams for the future. As though experiencing an earthquake, mothers of daughters may find their lives shifted, their deep feelings unearthed, the balance struck in all relationships once again off kilter.” – Elizabeth Debold and Idelisse Malave
  68. “When you are looking at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” – Charley Benetto
  69. “A little girl, asked where her home was, replied, ‘Where mother is.’” – Keith L. Brooks
  70. “Maybe she’d never really known her mother at all. And if you couldn’t know the person whose body was your first home, then who could you ever know?” – Brit Bennett
  71. “The mother is only really the mistress of her daughter upon the condition of continually representing herself to her as a model of wisdom and type of perfection.” – Alexandre Dumas Pere
  72. “We are born of love; love is our mother.” – Rumi
  73. “I allowed myself unintentionally to be led to hurt you, my dearest child, for whom I would have given at every moment my life! Reflection came always too late, but not the deserved punishment! My sufferings were great, very great. God be praised that those terrible times are gone by and that only death can separate me from you, my beloved Victoria.” – Cecil Woodham-Smith
  74. “Of all the haunting moments of motherhood, few rank with hearing your own words come out of your daughter’s mouth.” – Victoria Secunda
  75. “Good daughters make good mothers.” – Abigail G. Whittlesey
  76. “Probably there is nothing in human nature more resonant with charges than the flow of energy between two biologically alike bodies, one of which has lain in amniotic bliss inside the other, one of which has labored to give birth to the other. The materials are here for the deepest mutuality and the most painful estrangement.” – Adrienne Rich

Final Thoughts

The connection between a mother and daughter is something that is not easily broken. It is something that even diamonds couldn’t cut through. Treasure your mother as well as your daughters for they are more valuable than any other jewel on earth.

 

Let these 75 nuggets of wisdom help you better appreciate the blessings that came into your life in the form of a mother or daughter.

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105 Best C.S. Lewis Quotes on Faith, Love, and Life

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If you are ever feeling lost, take some great guidance from Clive Staples Lewis. World-renowned for his The Chronicles of Narnia series, and with the other works he has left us with powerful words. Read some of his best quotes on faith, love, and life.

105 of C.S. Lewis’s Most Inspiring Quotes

Here are some of C.S. Lewis’ most notable words. Here was not only a great writer but a wise and God-loving man.

  1. Each day we are becoming a creature of splendid glory or one of unthinkable horror.
  2. Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage.
  3. To love at all is to be vulnerable.
  4. We are what we believe we are.
  5. Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.
  6. Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness.
  7. Joy is the serious business of heaven.
  8. Courage, dear heart.
  9. Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
  10. Everyone thinks forgiveness is a lovely idea until he has something to forgive.
  11. Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.
  12. The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.
  13. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.
  14. Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.
  15. Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.
  16. Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one.
  17. Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.
  18. There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.
  19. There is but one good; that is God. Everything else is good when it looks to Him and bad when it turns from Him.
  20. Love may forgive all infirmities and love still in spite of them: but Love cannot cease to will their removal.
  21. No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good.
  22. Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.
  23. Crying is all right in its way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do.
  24. Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.
  25. No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
  26. ‘You would not have called to me unless I had been calling to you,’ said the Lion.
  27. If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.
  28. What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.
  29. You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
  30. All get what they want; they do not always like it.
  31. We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.
  32. In our own case we accept excuses too easily; in other people’s, we do not accept them easily enough.
  33. Better to be miserable with her than happy without her. Let our hearts break provided they break together. If the voice within us does not say this, it is not the voice of Eros.
  34. I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.
  35. Nothing you have not given away will ever really be yours.
  36. The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts.
  37. While friendship has been by far the chief source of my happiness, acquaintance or general society has always meant little to me, and I cannot quite understand why a man should wish to know more people than he can make real friends of.
  38. Of all the bad men, religious bad men are the worst.
  39. Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor; act as if you did. As soon as we do this, we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him.
  40. Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also harder to bear.
  41. A pleasure is not full grown until it is remembered.
  42. The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only – and that is to support the ultimate career.
  43. We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.
  44. Friendship is not a reward for our discriminating and good taste in finding one another out. It is the instrument by which God reveals to each of us the beauties of others.
  45. What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.
  46. Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man.
  47. The truth is, of course, that what one regards as interruptions are precisely one’s life.
  48. It is not your business to succeed, but to do right; when you have done so, the rest lies with God.
  49. Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.
  50. A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.
  51. We do not want merely to see beauty . . . We want something else which can hardly be put into words – to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it.
  52. The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
  53. Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose.
  54. Crying is all right in its own way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do.
  55. Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.
  56. Forgiveness does not mean excusing.
  57. I sometimes wonder if all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.
  58. I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen – not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
  59. You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.
  60. The heart never takes the place of the head: but it can, and should, obey it.
  61. Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different…
  62. God has infinite attention to spare for each one of us. You are as much alone with him as if you were the only being he had ever created.
  63. The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That’s the deal.
  64. Do not let us mistake necessary evils for good.
  65. When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place.
  66. If a man thinks he is not conceited, he is very conceited indeed.
  67. God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way.
  68. Free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having.
  69. We are mirrors whose brightness is wholly derived from the sun that shines upon us.
  70. There would be no sense in saying you trusted Jesus if you would not take his advice.
  71. But one of the worst results of being a slave and being forced to do things is that when there is no one to force you anymore, you find you have almost lost the power of forcing yourself.
  72. Though our feelings come and go, his love for us does not.
  73. It is safe to tell the pure in heart that they shall see God, for only the pure in heart want to.
  74. God intends to give us what we need, not what we now think we want.
  75. It is a very funny thing that the sleepier you are, the longer you take about getting to bed.
  76. Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods.
  77. Thirst was made for water; inquiry for truth.
  78. Human history is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.
  79. Adventures are never fun while you’re having them.
  80. The door on which we have been knocking all our lives will open at last.
  81. The sun looks down on nothing half so good as a household laughing together over a meal.
  82. You must ask for God’s help. After each failure, ask forgiveness, pick yourself up, and try again.
  83. Do not dare not to dare.
  84. Reality is not neat, not obvious, not what you expect.
  85. God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
  86. One road leads home, and a thousand roads lead into the wilderness.
  87. You may forget that you are at every moment totally dependent on God.
  88. If you’re thinking of becoming a Christian, I warn you, you’re embarking on something, which will take the whole of you.
  89. Readers are advised to remember that the devil is a liar.
  90. If God had granted all the silly prayers I’ve made in my life, where should I be now?
  91. Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
  92. The instrument through which you see God is your whole self. And if a man’s self is not kept clean and bright, his glimpse of God will be blurred.
  93. No good work is done anywhere without aid from the Father of Lights.
  94. It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in us; it is the very sign of His presence.
  95. It is not out of compliment that lovers keep on telling one another how beautiful they are; the delight is incomplete till it is expressed.
  96. Now is our chance to choose the right side. God is holding back to give us that chance. It won’t last forever. We must take it or leave it.
  97. To enter heaven is to become more human than you ever succeeded in being on earth; to enter hell, is to be banished from humanity.
  98. God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain.
  99. Once in our world, a stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world.
  100. You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.
  101. Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.
  102. You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.
  103. A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.
  104. Aim at heaven, and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth, and you get neither.
  105. The terrible thing, the almost impossible thing, is to hand over your whole self – all your wishes and precautions – to Christ.

Final Thoughts

What was your favorite C.S. Lewis quote? If you haven’t read any of his books just yet, maybe you should pick one or two up. His work is considered part of contemporary class literature. If you enjoy this limited selection, you’ll be able to appreciate his writing even more.

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