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Inspirational Quotes for 2014 handmade and vintage goods

It’s the season of resolutions and intentions, and while our goals run the gamut from the general (be kind, healthy, charitable, etc.) to the specific (read books about hot-air ballooning, memorize the Northern Hemisphere constellations, play Scrabble in French, volunteer at a literacy program), achieving anything takes some doing. To get ready to tackle all these tasks of self- and world-betterment, we’ve perused the Etsy marketplace for some words of wisdom, inspiration and motivation.

Which one speaks to you?

A subtly snarky reminder that we all choose how to approach each day.

Get shucking.

A pack of postcards offers encouragement.

As T.S. Eliot said, “For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.”

Blocked? Choose a new direction.

What you have is enough to start with.

A frustrating and wonderful truth.

One to live by.

Go ahead and quit that day job, but never quit your dreams.

The second part of this quote? “There is no cure for curiosity.”

A good excuse to let them soak.

Take the long view.

Be bold.

Pithy wisdom from Samuel Beckett.

After all, we only live once.

What words will guide you in 2014?