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Inspirational Quotes to Live By

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At Liv Ahwatukee, we think that everyone should have a mantra, meaning “a motivating chant, like the ‘I think I can, I think I can’ you repeat over and over to yourself on the last stretch of every marathon you run” ( Many of us repeat our mantras in our apartments or at work. Often, they inspire us to live a better life, to make good choices, and to motivate our day-to-day lives here in Phoenix, AZ. Enjoy reading these quotes and see if any of them can be added to your list of mantras.

“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” — Marthe Troly-Curtin, Phrynette Married

“If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.” — Lemony Snicket, The Ersatz Elevator

“A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.” — Helen Keller, The Simplest Way to be Happy

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” — H. Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You

“Anything worth dying for is certainly worth living for.” — Joseph Heller, Catch-22

“The only limits for tomorrow are the doubts we have today.” — Pittacus Lore, The Power of Six

“If you’re making mistakes, it means you’re out there doing something.” — Neil Gaiman, Make Good Art

“You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.” — Cormac McCarthy, No Country For Old Men

“We must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.” — J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Do you have any favorite quotes to add to this list? Share them in the comments, as well as any other life mantras that you live by. We hope that this month is filled with inspiration and motivation!

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