by Rachel W. / May 30, 2021

IF QUOTES COULD BE HUGS <3

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While we have The Happiness Report that we send out every week, there are times when additional inspiration or comfort is needed. We all struggle from time to time, and sometimes a good quote is just what the heart and soul needs.

Like music, quotes are a powerful source of support that stand the test of time. They can make you feel understood, help you discover a newfound motivation, bring tranquility to stormier days, and much more.

I hope these quotes will be the hugs that you can turn to today and any day you need them.


STRESS, FEELING OVERWHELMED

“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” – Will Rogers

“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou

“There is more to life than increasing its speed.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” – Chinese Proverb

“You can’t calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass.” – Timber Hawkeye


LOVE, RELATIONSHIPS

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi

“Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.” – Euripides

“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.” – Morrie Schwartz

“'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson


MOTIVATION

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

“Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.” – Zig Ziglar

“The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It’s what you’re made of. Not the circumstances.” – Unknown

“People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Rob Siltanen

“Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller


FORGIVENESS, RECONCILIATION

“There is no peace without forgiveness.” – Marianne Williamson

“When you forgive, you heal. When you let go, you grow.” – Anonymous

Forgiving doesn’t mean forgetting, it means choosing to remember love instead.” – Kyle Gray

“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love." – Martin Luther King Jr.


SELF CARE, SELF LOVE

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha

“Our bodies are our gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners.” – William Shakespeare

“We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.” – Dolly Parton

“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” – Anna Quindlen

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” – Oscar Wilde