Category Archives: Inspirational quotations

Inspirational Quotations: Happy Fourth of July!

We hold these truths to be self-evident,
that all men are created equal,
that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,
that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

— From the Declaration of Independence, by Thomas Jefferson

Inspirational Quotation: St. Patrick’s Day

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!
— Traditional Irish blessing

Valentines Day quotation

Doubt that the stars are fire,
Doubt that the sun doth move,
Doubt truth to be a liar,
But never doubt I love

– Shakespeare (Hamlet act 2, scene 2)

Inspirational Quotation of the Day

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
— Benjamin Franklin

Inspirational Quotation of the Day

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

— Robert Burns

Inspirational Quote for Christmas Day

From Christmas Bells
By Maine Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

PHOTO: Longfellow Square, Portland, December 2016. (Maureen Milliken photo)

Inspirational Quote of the Day

“How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there were no winter in our year!”

Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Inspirational Quote of the Day

In December ring
Every day the chimes;
Loud the gleemen sing
In the streets their merry rhymes.
Let us by the fire
Ever higher
Sing them till the night expire.

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow<

Inspirational quote of the day

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like hard work.

— Thomas Edison