Non-Religious Inspirational Thoughts On This Christian Holiday

I thought I would share a few quotes that I find inspirational, that have nothing to do with virgins birthing, cattle lowing, angels singing or shepherds watching. I hope you find them inspirational too!


To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man”

George Bernard Shaw
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”
Helen Keller
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.”
Arthur C. Clarke (who, sadly, passed away this year)
It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when they are faced boldly.”
Isaac Asimov
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live, as well as strong to think.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realized that the Lord doesn’t work that way so I stole one and asked him to forgive me.”
Emo Philips (comedian)

He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help.

Abraham Lincoln
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.”
Samuel Johnson
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Enjoy the day!

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