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Monday, March 25, 2013

Motivation Monday! Quotes to inspire, enlighten, and empower you...

No matter where we are in our walk of life, sometimes the "right words" can help us deal with difficult times, encourage us to greater heights, or simply cause us to have a more positive outlook on our journey.   In fact, the "Good Book" tells us that: "A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver."

Which is why I'd like to dedicate today as Motivation Monday, folks!
The following quotes can be used to get you through a hectic week ahead, or even serve as a writing "prompt" to stir the creative juices.

Are you stuck on how to start the intro to your next creative piece? Finding tax time to be "taxing"?
Has a recent rejection from an editor got you singing the blues?

If so, no doubt you'll find a quote or two that empowers you and inspires a smile.

These sage sayings address a wide array of themes and things to ponder.
As they were assembled from different sources, I am not certain as to the origin or (all) respective authors.

Hope you enjoy!

                                        QUOTES TO NOTE

---"About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age."

---"My mother is a travel agent for guilt trips."

 ---"Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs."

---"Poor companions are like the buttons on an elevator. They will either take you up or they will take you down."

---"Good is not enough, when better is possible."

---"I used to have a handle on life, but it broke."

---"The best of all things is to learn. Money can be lost or stolen, health and strength may fail, but whatever you have committed to mind is forever."

---"The mind, like a parachute, functions best when open."

---"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."---Eleanor Roosevelt

---"Sometimes God will shake you up, to move you forward."--- Jennifer Brown Banks :-)

---"When choosing between two evils, I always like to take the one I've never tried before."---Mae West

---"The road to hell is paved with adverbs."---Stephen King

Your turn.
What's your favorite quote?
Any here that resonate with you? Any that make you nod in agreement?
Do tell. :-)

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  1. Oh, I just love these! That Mae West was a hoot. LOL One of my favorite quotes was from my late father-in-law, whom we called "Pop."
    "It's a great life, if you don't weaken." And yours, Jen, is a real gem and so very, very true. Keep 'em coming.

  2. Gotta love quotes! They can actually be a little addictive, but when they're good, it's worth it. A lot of these made me smile. Thanks for lightening my mood. :-)

    1. Jennifer Brown BanksApril 2, 2013 at 9:19 AM

      Thanks, Sarah! Aren't they great? Glad to bring a smile here. :-)