'The right quote can help us to see light at the end of the tunnel, and give us that extra burst of hope and courage to persevere.' 
      Here are some of my favorites:


“It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed. The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties.”                                                                 Abigail Adams


.“The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.”                                          – Chinese proverb


“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back.”                                                                                 – Paulo Coelho


"You don't have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you."               - Dan Millman. 


"Don't believe everything you think."- unknown.


"The only way out is through."                                                                                                                              - --Robert Frost


"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got." - Steven Hayes.


"The majority of things people with anxiety do to try to escape from it, generate further stress and anxiety." – Steven Hayes


“Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.” – Kahlil Gibran


“Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff.”
– Robert Eliot


“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”
– Maya Angelou



“Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another.”
― Emma Goldman


“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”
― Thomas A. Edison

“So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be.”  - Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower


“It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”                                               -  Lewis Carroll


“You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.”                                                                                                                                                               - Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook


“You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”                                                                                                                                                                  - A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh


“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”                                                             John Lennon

"Everything happens for a reason."
-American proverb


"Today is the first day of the rest of your life!"
-American proverb


"A misty morning does not signify a cloudy day."
-Ancient proverb


"The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well!"
- Acnes


"Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly."


"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away." - Anonymous


"If you have a preference, voice it.
If you have a question, ask it.
If you want to cry, bawl.
If you need help, raise your hand and jump up and down!"

- Kristin Armstrong


"Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do."
-H. Jackson brown, Jr.


"Life is slippery. here, takes my hand."
-H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

"Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans."
  -John Lennon

 "Believe there are no limits but the sky."



"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly."


"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
-Leo Buscaglia


"If you're going through hell, keep going."


"Never never never give up."


"Childhood is not the preparation for life. It is life."



"Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart."


"Live in the moment and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering!"


"Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. those who don’t believe in the magic will never find it!"
- Roald Dahl


"Dwell in possibility."
-Emily Dickinson


"Do not go where the path may lead. go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


"It is never too late to be what you might have been."
- Eliot


"To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch... to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. this is to have succeeded!"
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


"What is the meaning of life? whatever you want it to be."
- James Frey


"The best way out is always through."
- Robt. Fost