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Inspirational Quotes (Memes)

In the fall of 2019, Paul began creating memes using photos he's taken as backgrounds for quotes that have often inspired him. If you like them, please feel free to download and share. And if you've got a favorite saying that you'd like to see "memed"—is that a word?—send Paul a message and he'll try to make it happen.

Booker T. Washington Quote

"There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up."

e.e. cummings Quote

"lovers alone wear sunlight"

James Oppenheim Quote

"The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance. The wise grows it under his feet."

Aristotle Quote

"Very little is needed to make a happy life."

Elizabeth Barrett Browning quote

"God’s gifts put man’s best dreams to shame."

Leonardo da Vinci Quote

"Love shows itself more in adversity than in prosperity; as light does, which shines most where the place is darkest."

Elbert Hubbard Quote

"To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, and be nothing."

Hodding Carter Quote

"There are two things we should give our children: one is roots and the other is wings."

John Muir Quote

"Going to the mountains is going home."

Oscar Wilde Quote

"One should always be a little improbable."

Rumi Quote

"Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction."

Eleanor Roosevelt quote

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."


"Our greatest responsibility is to be good ancestors."

Martin Luther King, Jr. quote

"If you can’t fly, run; if you can’t run, walk; if you can’t walk, crawl; but by all means keep moving."

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote

"The earth laughs in flowers."

Sigmund Freud Quote

"How bold one gets when one is sure of being loved."

Montaigne Quote

"Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel."

Jonas Salk Qote

"It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea."

James Crook Quote

"The man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back from the crowd."

Buddha Quote

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future. Concentrate the mind on the present moment."

Rumi Quote

"Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor."

Helen Keller Quote

"No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit." —

Cicero quote

"Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others."

Robert Louis Stevenson quote

"Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others."

Mary Shelley Quote

"Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore, powerful."

Aristotle Quote

"Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god."

Frances Clark Quote

"There wouldn’t be a sky full of stars if we were all meant to wish on the same one."

Henry Ford Quote

"Genius is experience. Some seem to think that it is a gift or talent, but it is the fruit of long experience in many lives. Some are older souls than others, and so they know more. The discovery of reincarnation put my mind at ease."

Jonas Salk Quote

"Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality."

Rumi Quote

"There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen."


"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going."

Robert Louis Stevenson quote

"That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much."

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