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Inspiring thoughts and quotes

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Simple and enlightning…


If you are depressed you are living in the past.
If you are anxious you are living in the future.
If you are at peace you are living in the present.

Lao Tsu


The future torments us, the past holds us back, that’s why the present escapes us.

Gustave Flaubert


Accept what is, let go of what was and have faith in what will be



There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.

Dalai Lama


It’s easier to believe what is officially affirmed than to venture into intellectual independence … In fact, it’s not opposition, but conformity and inertia that have been the most serious obstacles to the evolution of consciences!

Mahatma Gandhi


The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.

Mahatma Gandhi


True morality consists not in following the beaten track, but in finding the true path for ourselves, and fearlessly following it.

Mahatma Gandhi


Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

Mahatma Gandhi


It is not enough to know, it is also necessary to apply; It is not enough to want, it is necessary to act.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe





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