This month, I’ve decided to post some of my favorite encouraging quotes for you guys instead of my regular posts. I collect inspirational quotes from all over the internet, books, and life in general. I have 9 or 10 note books filled up with them, aging back to when I first started collecting them at the age of 19. When I’m feeling down, and no one can seem to comfort or console me, when I can’t console myself, I look for an inspirational quote. Somehow, those quotes hit me somewhere right between my heart and my will every time, and I feel inspired to keep writing and doing things to encourage myself and others. We all have bad days sometimes, and need encouragement. What things or hobbies inspire you to get back up in moments of weaknesses? What or who do you turn to in times of uncertainty, doubt, grief, and pain? Searching for motivational quotes is just one of the things I do to cheer myself up when I’m down. Here are a few quotes I found online that touched me, and that I hope can do the same for you. Enjoy! Happy September!

1. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.    -Thomas Edison

2. The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.  -Epictetus

3. Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than suffering itself. No heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream. -Paul Coelho

4. Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.  -Stephen Covey

5. Beginning is easy; continuing is harder. -Unknown

6. Experience teaches slowly, and at the cost of mistakes. -James A. Froude

7. Have faith and pursue the unknown end. –Oliver Wendall Holmes

8. Dream big, and dare to fail.  -Norman Vaughan

9. He who cannot endure the bad will not live to see the good. -a Greek proverb

10. Defeat doesn’t finish a man, quitting does. -Richard Nixon



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