40 powerful quotes that will change the way you live

Some of these gave me chills.

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  • Words are powerful things, they have the power to inspire, heal and touch even the bitterest of hearts. In a world full unlimited words, there are some that seem to stay with you more than others.

  • Here are 40 quotes that will give your life meaning and touch your soul:

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  • 2. "Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise."

  • -Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

  • 3. "Laura felt a warmth inside her. It was very small, but it was strong. It was steady, like a tiny light in the dark, and it burned very low but no winds could make it flicker because it would not give up."

  • -Laura Ingalls Wilder, The Long Winter

  • 4. "The most beautiful things in the world cannot be touched, they are felt with the heart."

  • -Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince

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  • 6. "We are what we believe we are."

  • -C.S. Lewis

  • 7. "If we wait until we're ready, we'll be waiting for the rest of our lives."

  • -Lemony Snicket

  • 8. "The shell must break before the bird can fly."

  • -Alfred Lord Tennyson

  • 9. "All human wisdom is contained in two words: Wait and hope."

  • -Alexandre Dumas

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  • 11. "To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all."

  • -Oscar Wilde

  • 12. "The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away."

  • -William Shakespeare

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  • 13. "I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering itself, packing up and slipping away in the middle of the night."

  • -Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

  • 14. "I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question."

  • -Harun Yahya

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  • 16. "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of you; until you climb into his skin and walk around in it."

  • -Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

  • 17. "I don't pay attention to the world ending. It has ended for me many times and began again in the morning."

  • -Nayyirah Waheed

  • 18. "I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then."

  • -Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • 19. "The day will be what you make it, so rise like the sun and burn."

  • -William C. Hannan

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  • 21. "With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity."

  • -Mark Twain

  • 22. "It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be."

  • -Albus Dumbledore

  • 23. "Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself."

  • -Coco Chanel

  • 24. "Trust that when the answer is no, there is a better yes down the road."

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  • 26. "Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten."

  • -Neil Gaiman, Coraline

  • 27. "There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind."

  • -C.S. Lewis

  • 28. "It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but what we do."

  • -Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

  • 29. "To thine own self be true."

  • -William Shakespeare, Hamlet

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  • 31. "In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart."

  • -Anne Frank

  • 32. "Beware, for I am fearless, and therefore powerful."

  • -Mary Shelley, Franskenstein

  • 33. "Nothing haunts us like the things we don't say."

  • -Mitch Albom

  • 34. "Why did you do all this for me?' he asked. 'I don't deserve it. I've never done anything for you.' 'You have been my friend,' replied Charlotte. 'That in itself is a tremendous thing.'" -E.B. White, Charlotte's Web

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  • "Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tries and a touch that never hurts." -Charles Dickens

  • 37. "To live will be an awfully great adventure."

  • -J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

  • 38. "It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live."

  • -J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

  • 39. "If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything."

  • -Mark Twain

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Chakell Wardleigh has a Bachelor of Arts in English. She spends her days silently (mostly) correcting others' grammar. She adores all things nerd, such as Harry Potter, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Shakespeare, and anything else that whisks her away from reality. She currently works as an editor for the FamilyShare team. You can usually find her with her nose in a book, laughing too loudly, or belting out songs from Hamilton.

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