Inspirational quotes from some pretty smart people


That thing that scares you the most, that makes you say ” I don’t know if I can do this,”run towards it, because it’s so amazing on the other side. ~ Sherri Shepherd

He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.  ~Raymond Hull

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.  ~William Shakespeare

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.  ~e.e. cummings

Almost every man wastes part of his life in attempts to display qualities which he does not possess, and to gain applause which he cannot keep.  ~Samuel Johnson, The Rambler, 1750

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.  ~Confucius

The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere.  ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.  ~Dr. Seuss

We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin.  ~André Berthiaume, Contretemps

“I was once afraid of people saying, ‘Who does she think she is?’ Now I have the courage to stand and say, ‘This is who I am.’” ~Oprah Winfrey

 “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.” ~Andre Gide

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ~Howard Thurman

“We probably wouldn’t worry about what people think of us if we could know how seldom they do.” ~Olin Miller

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” ~Harvey Fierstein

 “You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.” ~John Mason

“Be yourself. No one can ever tell you you’re doing it wrong.” – James Leo Herlihy

“Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.” – Lady Gaga

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