Article Title: Sharing Some of My Favourite Quotations (from my Notes)
Submitted by: Craig Lock

Key words: Inspiration, Inspirational Quotations, Words of inspiration/upliftment, "Spiritual Thoughts", Spiritual Growth, Spirituality, Faith, Hope .

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These are some notes ("inspirational") I have jotted down over the years; so sharing some thoughts of "the spiritual journey", which may be included in a new "work", "a labour of love". Just "planting, sowing and watering, some seeds" (not my unkept garden)... and hope they may be of interest...and uplifting to you too. These quotes, thoughts (as with all my articles) may be freely published, electronically or in print.

"We share what we know, so that we all may grow."

INTRODUCTORY COMMENTS: Here are some short thoughts from my notes (in point form), that I've collected over the years (not stamps or bottle-tops). I hope that these thoughts may be helpful, uplifting and perhaps even inspirational to you in your spiritual growth.

These are some of my favourite quotations (many from authors unknown), that daily inspire me, so am sharing. Enjoy...

"Failure doesn't mean that I have failed. It just means that I haven't succeeded... YET!

"Every problem has a spiritual solution."

We can choose to do the highest good for the greatest number (ALL??) people."

Nelson Mandela once said: "To be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."

"We learn far more from our tears than our laughter."

"Keep true to the dreams of your youth." - Friedrich Schiller, German philosopher and writer

"Try not to become a man* of success, but a person of value" - Einstein *

I guess he meant both men and women there!

"We are committed to the positive values found in sport: performance, passion, team work and fair play." - head of Adidas Group

"Beyond success to significance."

"The principles you live by create the world you live in."

"Nothing can kill an idea in which the light of truth is burning."

"Those who stand up for justice will always be on the right side of history."

- Dr Martin Luther King, Jnr

"My life is my message." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Live simply, so that others may simply live." - Mahatma (Mohandas) Gandhi

"We can all be great, because we can all serve." - Mother Theresa (and Martin Luther King)

"You, your life is the dream."

You make a living from what you get; you make a life from what you give.

"The great lift the human spirit to be more than it is."

"If I must choose between righteousness and peace, I choose righteousness." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." - Mahatma Gandhi (and Lance Armstrong)

"Let your spirit shine through these words"

"Embrace the light ...within."

"In the midst of darkness, light exists."

"A darkness, that we will illuminate with our hearts."

"The peace of the brave is within reach. We are still reaching." - Bill Clinton (at the signing of the peace agreement between Israel's Prime Minister, Yatzik Rabin and Yasser Arafat, leader of the PLO on the lawn of the White House in 1993)

"Let us reach for the world that ought to be, that spark of the divine that stil stirs in each of our souls." - the words of US President Barack Obama in accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo

Shared by craig

"Do your best, never give up... and don't take yourself too seriously."

About the Submitter:

In his life mission Craig hopes to encourage, motivate and inspire people to be their best through realising their full potentials and live their very best lives (without being too much of a too boring Mr goody-goody two shoes" (as he's lost one!). Craig believes in the great potential of every human being in the journey of life and loves to encourage people to share their individual (and guiding) spirits, so that they become all that they are CAPABLE of being.

"Together, one mind, one life at a time, let's see how many people we can impact, encourage, empower, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials."


As they carry me to my deathbed, I'll be saying:

"Lord, Can you just give me one more hour to finish off this one last article, or book.... PLEASE!"

- craig (as inspired by the quote of singer, Barry Manilow)

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"Together, one mind, one soul at a time, let's see how many people we can impact, empower, encourage and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials. Change YOUR world and you help change THE world... for the better"