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Inspirational Quotes

As if the Golden Globes wasn’t inspiration enough (gorgeous outfits, glittering venue, beautiful role models), I’ve sourced some pretty cool sayings to give you a fresh approach to stuff you’re facing. As we kick off the new year, here are 20 quotes for the month that are guaranteed to inspire you.

1. Don’t look where you fall, but where you slipped. – African proverb

2. Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won’t come in. – Alan Alda

3. To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing. – Aristotle

4. The more we run from conflict, The more it masters us; The more we try to avoid it, The more it controls us; The less we fear conflict, The less it confuses us; The less we deny our differences, The less they divide us. – David Augsburger

5. Every problem has a gift for you in its hands. – Richard Bach

6. Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own. – John M. Barrie

7. Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. – Ambrose Bierce

8. Marriage means expectations and expectations mean conflict. – Paxton Blair

9. Transformation comes more from pursuing profound questions than seeking practical answers. – Peter Block

10. Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. – Paul Boese

11. The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth. – Niels Bohr

12. Whenever you see darkness, there is extraordinary opportunity for the light to burn brighter. – Bono

13. There are two ways of meeting difficulties: You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself meeting them. – Phyllis Bottome

14. If war is the violent resolution of conflict, then peace is not the absence of conflict, but rather, the ability to resolve conflict without violence. – C.T. Lawrence Butler

15. Every noble work is at first impossible. – Thomas Carlyle

16. One of the most basic principles for making and keeping peace within and between nations…is that in political, military, moral, and spiritual confrontations, there should be an honest attempt at the reconciliation of differences before resorting to combat. – Jimmy Carter

17. Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today. – Cherokee proverb

18. If we don’t change the direction we are going, we are likely to end up where we are heading. – Chinese Proverb

19. Tell me, I may listen. Teach me, I may remember. Involve me, I will do it. – Chinese Proverb

20. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. – Winston Churchill

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