What are some quotes that inspire?


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One example of an inspirational quote is "My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style," by Maya Angelou. Another example is "We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us," by Joseph Campbell.

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Maya Angelou was an American poet, author and civil rights activist during the 20th and early 21st centuries. She is well known for her series of autobiographies and several books of poetry. Her autobiographies focus on her childhood and the experiences of her early adult life. Angelou has received over a dozen awards and over 50 honorary degrees, as of 2015. She was also a journalist in Egypt and Ghana during the decolonization of Africa.

Joseph Campbell was an American author, mythologist and lecturer during the 20th century. He is well known for his works on comparative mythology and religion. Campbell's work focuses on many aspects of human experience, and he believed that myth has an important function in human society. He also coined the phrase "follow your bliss" which sums up his philosophical viewpoint. Examples of his works include "The Hero with a Thousand Faces" and "The Masks of God."

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