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12 Quotes that Inspire

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‘Believe me, we all need this now more than ever.’

Now more than ever we are keenly aware of the collective tension and anxiety in society. Considering this how you care for your mind, will, and emotions are crucial not only for your own happiness but for the welfare of those around you.

This week I am sharing some of the quotes that have helped me ‘right the ship’ and endure some difficult moments. Whether you are facing fear, loss, anxiety, anger, or hopelessness I hope you find some value in these written words. I only ask that if you feel lifted to add your own encouragement or inspirational quotes- just leave them as a comment on this post.

“Circumstances don’t make the man (woman); they only reveal him to himself.” — Epictetus

“We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be content to take their own and depart.” — Socrates

“Action may not bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.” — Benjamin Disraeli

“You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.” — Carl Jung

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” — Aristotle

“Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action comes, stop thinking and go in.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” — Theodore Roosevelt

“Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.” – Elie Wiesel

“Never give in. Never, never, never.” – Winston Churchill

“Prosperity is not without many fears and disasters; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.” – Francis Bacon

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher


Editor in Chief: HECMWorld.com
As a prominent commentator and Editor in Chief at HECMWorld.com, Shannon Hicks has played a pivotal role in reshaping the conversation around reverse mortgages. His unique perspectives and deep understanding of the industry have not only educated countless readers but has also contributed to introducing practical strategies utilizing housing wealth with a reverse mortgage.
Shannon’s journey into the world of reverse mortgages began in 2002 as an originator and his prior work in the financial services industry. Shannon has been covering reverse mortgage news stories since 2008 when he launched the podcast HECMWorld Weekly. Later, in 2010 he began producing the weekly video series The Industry Leader Update and Friday’s Food for Thought.
Readers wishing to submit stories or interview requests can reach our team at: info@hecmworld.com.

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  1. These are all great!!!

  2. “If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work
    on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to
    work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.”
    — Jim Rohn: Author and motivational speaker

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