Published on 04/20/20
Submitted by Rita King, ESS Clinician
Sometimes, when it is difficult to find the words to express ourselves, we can turn to inspirational quotes to help us to find ways to articulate our internal states. Quotes can be reflected upon, meditated on, or simply read in an affirmative manner.
Below are 7 quotes (one for every day of the week). What do each of these statements bring up for you? Do you relate to the statement? If so why? How?
• “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” By Eleanor Roosevelt
• “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss and they have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” By Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
• “Failure is Impossible.” By Susan B. Anthony
• “When you put your hand to the plow, you can’t put it down until you get to the end of the row.” By Alice Paul
• “I raise up my voice not so I can shout but so those without a voice can be heard.” By Malala Yousafzai
• “At the end of the day we can endure much more than we think we can.” By Freda Kahlo
• “I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.” By Serena Williams