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.
"There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up."
"lovers alone wear sunlight"
"The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance. The wise grows it under his feet."
"Very little is needed to make a happy life."
"God’s gifts put man’s best dreams to shame."
"Love shows itself more in adversity than in prosperity; as light does, which shines most where the place is darkest."
"To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, and be nothing."
"There are two things we should give our children: one is roots and the other is wings."
"Going to the mountains is going home."
"One should always be a little improbable."
"Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction."
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
"Our greatest responsibility is to be good ancestors."
"If you can’t fly, run; if you can’t run, walk; if you can’t walk, crawl; but by all means keep moving."
"The earth laughs in flowers."
"How bold one gets when one is sure of being loved."
"Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel."
"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."
"The man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back from the crowd."
"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future. Concentrate the mind on the present moment."
"Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor."
"No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit." —
"Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others."
"Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others."
"Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore, powerful."
"Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god."
"There wouldn’t be a sky full of stars if we were all meant to wish on the same one."
"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."
"Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality."
"There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen."
"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going."
"That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much."