20 Inspiring Quotes To Help You Live Out Loud

Yesterday I posted a simple question, “What’s Your Favorite Quote?” I loved the responses so much that I decided to share the responses I received and give you a link to each of my friends who have a blog or website. I am blessed to have so many thoughtful and inspiring friends!

  1. “I’ve been absolutely terrified every day of my life, but I’ve never let it stop me from doing a single thing.”  ~ Georgia O’Keefe. Quote submitted by Johanna Lyman of “My Sacred Yes.”
  2. “Don’t let your past dictate your future.” Submitted by Jennifer Wheelon
  3. “I believe more than I fear!” Submitted by Janet Powers, CEO, The Women’s Toolbox
  4. “Success is the child of audacity!” Submitted by Karin Nelson
  5. “Be yourself, everyone else is taken” ~ Oscar Wilde. Submitted by Lisa Scott
  6. “I’ve been living in the manner in which I was raised for far too long!” ~ one of Johanna Lyman’s clients
  7. “The way you do anything is the way you do everything.” Submitted by Beverly Perkins
  8. “What people think of you has nothing to do with you, it’s all about them.” ~ Maya Angelou. Submitted by Karen Cunningham
  9. “Going out to another in love means risk – the risks of self-disclosure, rejection, misunderstanding. It means grief, too, from the temporary separations, psychological or physical, to the final separation of death. Whoever insists on personal security and safety as the nonnegotiable conditions of life will not be willing to pay love’s price or find love’s enrichments. Whoever shuts himself or herself up in the cocoon of self-protective defenses, keeping others always at a safe distance and holding on tightly to personal possessions and privacy, will find the price of love far too high and will remain forever a prisoner of fear.” ~ John Powell. Submitted by Michelle Ross-Hixson
  10. “Life isnt about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ~ Oscar Wilde. Submitted by Sandi Tuttle
  11. “There are no regrets in life, just lessons.” ~ Jennifer Aniston. Submitted by Cheley Frazier
  12. “Just ’cause you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town.” ~ George Carlin. Submitted by my BFF Sandy Manuel
  13. “Aspire nobly, adventure daringly, serve humbly.” ~ William H. Danforth. Submitted by Marcia Griffith
  14. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world” ~ Mahatma Ghandi. Submitted by Megan Sumner van Gils
  15. “Knowledge is power, Attitude is everything.” Submitted by Patrick Crowley
  16. “It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.” ~ Unknown. Submitted by Tess Marshall
  17. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson. Submitted by Sandy Manuel
  18. “Life can only be understood backwards, but must be lived forwards.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard. Submitted by Nancy Kay
  19. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.’ We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~ Marianne Williamson. Submitted by Kristen Stevens
  20. A scene from The Lion King – Rafiki: hits Simba on the head with his stick.
    Simba: what was that for?
    Rafiki: its doesn’t matter, it is in the past.
    Sinba: Yeah but it hurt.
    Rafiki: Yes.. The past can hurt.. But the way i see it.. You can either run from it or Learn from it.
    Submitted by my sister-in-law, Cathy Gagnon