Eating Disorders: Inspirational Recovery Quotes #2

Health is not merely the absence of disease, it is the balance of mind, body and soul.


Finish each day and be done with it ... You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it well and serenely.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men (sic) - true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Author Unknown

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
Robert Collier

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
Jimi Hendrix

The future is not a result of choices among alternative paths offered by the present, but a place that is created --- created first in the mind and will, created next in activity. The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made, and the activity of making them changes both the maker and the destination.
John Schaar

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
William James

Sometimes I go about in pity for myself, and all the while a great wind is bearing me across the sky.
Ojibwa saying

The more faithfully you listen to the voice within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside. And only a person who listens can speak.
Dag Hammarskjold

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

When I began to listen to poetry is when I began to listen to stones, and I began to listen to what the clouds had to say, and I began to listen to others. And what is most important for all of us, is to learn to listen to the soul, the soul of yourself, in here, but which is also the soul of everyone else.
The Native American poet Joy Harjo on PBS

When you do things from the soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
Jelaluddin Rumi

There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open.
Martha Graham

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

Don't ask yourself what the world needs ... Ask yourself what makes you alive because what the world needs are people who have come alive.
Ranier Maria Rilke

Common sense is not so common.

And the day came when the risk to remain tight inside the bud was greater than the risk it took to bloom.
Anais Nin

It's Never Too Late to Be What You Might Have Been. George Eliot

When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
Alexander Graham Bell

The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
Frank Loyd Wright

Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration.
Evan Esar

There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.
David Burns

Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.
Alice Meynell

Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.
Brian Tracy

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.
Elbert Hubbard

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.

We are still masters of our fate.
We are still captains of our souls.

Winston Churchill

Constant dripping hollows out a stone.

The whole of life is but a moment of time. It is our duty, therefore to use it, not to misuse it.

Press on! A better fate awaits thee.
Victor Hugo

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Great to see this site! Beautiful quotes that inspired me. thanks

MrsMenopausal said...

Thank you! :)

mariasol said...

Wow. Great quotes. This is a perfect link for my "Guilty of Being Overweight" post.

MrsMenopausal said...

Thanks, for commenting and for linking to your post, Guilty Of Being Overweight. It's a great post.