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Some uplifting quotes to help you through a busy day as an overworked fundraiser or manager in the voluntary sector. Email your quotes to for inclusion.

Albert Einstein

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Anne Wilson Schaef

When I am hassled about something, I always stop and ask myself what difference it will make in the evolution of the human species in the next ten million years, and that question always helps me to get back my perspective.

Ashleigh Brilliant

My life is a performance for which I was never given any chance to rehearse.

Christopher Reeve

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible. And then they seem improbable.
And then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.

Dolly Parton

I’m not going to limit myself just because people won’t accept the fact that I can do something else.

Eileen Caddy

See every difficulty as a challenge, a stepping stone, and never be defeated by anything or anyone.

Eileen Caddy

When one door closes another opens. Expect that new door to reveal even greater wonders and glories and surprises. Feel yourself grow with every experience. And look for the reason for it.

Eileen Caddy

When you feel that you have reached the end and that you cannot go one step further, when life seems to be drained of all purpose: what a wonderful opportunity to start over again, to turn over a new page.

Felice Jones

Change cannot be avoided… Change provides the opportunity for innovation. It gives you the chance to demonstrate your creativity.

Fred Allen

If the grass is greener in the other fellow's yard- let him worry about cutting it.

Gail Sheehy

Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one’s own unnecessary vegetation.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

Helen Keller

Although the world is very full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.

Maya Angelou

You might encounter defeats but you must never be defeated… Love a lot. Laugh a lot at the silliest things and be very serious… love life.

Pearl S Buck

All things are possible until they are proved impossible - and even the impossible may only be so as of now.

Ruth Casey

It only takes one person to change your life - you.

Thomas Crum

Instead of seeing the rug being pulled from under us, we can learn to dance on a shifting carpet.


Sometimes the one thing you are looking for; Is the one thing you can't see.

William James

To change one’s life -
Start immediately
Do it flamboyantly
No exceptions (no excuses.

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