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Quotes can be so inspirational but often what’s attributed to one person might not really be so, because who’s to say who said what?  – Judythe Ann Michelle

The other day, I happened to be in a salon and on the wall was a quote that was one of my favorites from Coco Chanel, on the salon had attributed the quote to someone other than she, and I thought it odd, but also amusing.  After all, I mean how do we really know, who said what?  One thing seems to be certain though, that many of the quotes that we often use for inspiration can remind us about what’s so important and what to discard.  Quotes can get us through the toughtest of times including breakups, loss of loved ones, and even those crazy days when everything seems to be going wrong.

If, by chance, you happen to be having one of those days, here are some of my favorite quotes to get you through the day, and hopefully remind you of what’s most important:

“Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em, Certainly I can!”  Then get busy and find out how you can do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.” – Joseph Joubert

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem . . . ” Zig Ziglar

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” -Gautama Buddha

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha

“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” – Thomas Jefferson

“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store.  What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!-Dr Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas