Fifteen Quotes to Inspire and Enlighten

We all have bad days, even those of us lightworkers who do our best to shine brightly as a beacon of light and hope in these challenging times. Sometimes it’s helpful to take a break, take deep breaths, and meditate on a few powerful words. These quotes have helped me get through many a rough day so I could refocus and align with my deeper purpose. I hope they are helpful to you, too!

15. “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” Henry David Thoreau

14. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” Walt Whitman

13. “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” Joseph Campbell

12. “I dwell in possibility.” Emily Dickinson

11. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” Maya Angelou

10. “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

9. “There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” Leonard Cohen, “Anthem” lyrics

8. “In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.” Sir Francis Bacon

7. “Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.” Albert Schweitzer

6. “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Mahatma Gandhi

5. “What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

4. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” Dr. Robert Schuller

3. “Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” E.E. Cummings

2. “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” Washington Irving

And finally, my all-time favorite inspirational quote (so far):

1. “Whatever you most want for yourself, give that to others.” Dr. Will Tuttle, Author, The World Peace Diet