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Unknown Inspirational Quotes

by Steve M Nash
(Holmfirth, UK)

Weekly Wonder Online: 35

Unknown wonders...

"Inspire yourself and others will be inspired. Motivate yourself and others will be motivated. Develop yourself and others will start to develop themselves. Be an example first and then the world changes around you."

More Inspirational Quotes from Unknown...
"Well done is better than well said."

"Everything is okay in the end, if it's not ok, then it's not the end."

"Life should be enjoyable; too often we think it's about achievement. The truth is that making life enjoyable is an achievement in itself."

"It's better to be an optimist who is sometimes wrong than a pessimist who is always right."

What I Wonder...

Listen to my thoughts about this Unknown inspirational quote on inspiring yourself in the video below. You'll also discover a bit more about a favourite place of mine in Yorkshire (England!) - this time the video location is Holmfirth!...

(NOTE: Yes, *I* wrote any captions you see in this video. It's called self-deprecation, and it's mostly a healthy thing (I think!).)

As I say in the video above, this inspirational quote by unknown is kind of what inspired me to create the Self Help Collective website in the first place - to try and help and be helped, to inspire and be inspired, AND... to learn by teaching.

Yep, I've learnt an awful lot about myself whilst putting together this self help site. And even the 'bad stuff' I've learned has been helpful for me to know. (After all, it's always good to have a better idea of how we are experienced by others. Always. Even if you don't agree with what they say of you.)
  • So I've discovered that I'm quite a fearful man (fear of failure, anyone? and, at the same time, I'm quite a happy man too.

  • I have good levels of self-confidence but sometimes have low self esteem

  • I believe in myself and my own unique talents, and I believe in others and their unique talents too

Oh, and I like a bit of inane smiling every now and then. :-)

(Who doesn't, eh!)

So, yes, I believe in the wisdom behind this unknown inspirational quote: make a difference to yourself, and encourage others to make a difference to themselves in the process.

Lead by example.

Sometimes, words of encouragement really don't cut it. Sometimes you have to act!...

And I reckon most of us do these things from time to time, anyway.

Most of us inspire, whether it be at work or at home.

And we all of us smile.

But do we do enough? Do we smile enough? Do we inspire ourselves enough? Do we inspire others enough?

Hmm, well I'll leave that question in your mind to ponder on, I will...

On a separate note, I'm a little fascinated by all of the inspirational quotest that Unknown has come up with. He (or she) really is some kind of very clever, insightful type is all I can say. Want more proof? Well... Find more Unknown quotes here!

... and when you've pondered a while, perhaps you'd like to share your thoughts. Perhaps you'd like to share how this unknown inspirational quotes page has moved you in some way...

What YOU wonder?...

As ever, I'd love to hear your wisdom, your thoughts, regarding any of the free inspirational unknown quotes shared here... You can leave comments below! :-)

Thanks for reading,

PS Now please comment, please have your say - thank you!

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Mar 28, 2011
Appreciation and Gratitude
by: Sandra

Smiling can lift your mood. And when you feel good it generates an energy around you. Here is an unknown quote I found.

Smiling is infectious,
You can catch it like the flu.
Someone smiled at me today,
And I started smiling too.
~Author Unknown

When I was a young person (over 40 years ago) I took up self improvement courses at a beauty school(no beauty... just took courses LOL) And the most important physical tool we learned about was "smiling" and we also learned that the models would put vaseline on their teeth so when they did their work on the runway they would keep the smile going so as not to mess up their lipstick.

I thought that was the funniest thing. And that kept me not only laughing inside, but smiling everytime I came to self improvement class. All my peers began putting vaseline on their teeth right before class. What phony smiles...

And then fast forward 30 years and I learned that smiling comes from deep within the soul. All it takes is a reminder of the beauty of life. Unfortunately sometimes it takes a major adversity or near death experience.

And then there are the people who just smile no matter what. It even appears they are smililng when they're sad. I'd love to have that smile. We're getting there(I think)

Smiling doesn't work for everyone (they are just too mad and angry).

Remember how small babies would just coo and smile when they saw you? Well recently I've noticed some babies on public transit who do a lot of frowning and I've even seen some "roll their eyes". What's up with that?

That question was answered when I saw the "attitude" and the caretaker's scowl.


Mar 29, 2011
Awesome quotes!
by: Jill B

Wow, some great inspirational quotes here, do you have a Quotista.com account so I could follow your quotes there?

Mar 31, 2011
Loved the fun you had in the video
by: Jennifer M

Great video Steve, thank you!

Nov 19, 2012
You're Awesome!
by: Angel

Thank you so much Steve! Loved your video. I was smiling the whole time & so happy I came upon this site.

I have learned through all I have been through (& still am )that smiling & laughter is the best medicine in the world! I make people smile by supporting them in my groups.

I have just had my 17th Anniversary on Tues 13th of Nov. of my very first 10 & 1/2 hr long Cancer surgery. And in Jan it will be 10 years for 2nd one, and in Jan again it will be 8 years I lost my right kidney. And I never had support on here until I lost my kidney, and it means so much to me that I can make someone's day with a smile - a hug etc...

There's a reason God didn't want me yet, as my story is not over with, yet...

You're Awesome.
(((((Hugs & smiles, Angel)))))).

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