Inspirational quotes are popular because we see reflected in the wise words of great minds validation of who we feel we are and motivation for whom we want to become.

Each month Gary Blair, President and owner of i24 Call Management Solutions publishes a newsletter containing his favourite quotes – his ‘gems’. 

Gary's Gems for June

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Welcome, June!  

A penny (or ten) for your thoughts!  Did you know … on June 1st, the first public telephone pay station in the U.S. began operation in the New Haven office of the Connecticut Telephone Company. Callers paid a 10-cent fee to an attendant.

In 1889, the first public phone to use coins was installed by the Southern New England Telephone Company and in 1898, a prepay version was introduced in Chicago. In 1905, outdoor phones were installed with booths but it took Superman until 1941 to start using them!

Here are a few Gems to help you be the superhero of your choice this June!

Enjoy!

[clickToTweet tweet=”‘We all have two lives.  The second one starts when we realize we only have one.'” quote=”We all have two lives.  The second one starts when we realize we only have one.” theme=”style2″] – Confucius

[clickToTweet tweet=”‘BElieve THEre is GOOD in THE WORLD'” quote=”‘BElieve THEre is GOOD in THE WORLD’ ” theme=”style2″] – Author Unknown

[clickToTweet tweet=”‘To live is the rarest thing in the world.  Most people just exist.'” quote=”‘To live is the rarest thing in the world.  Most people just exist.'” theme=”style2″] – Oscar Wilde

[clickToTweet tweet=”‘CALM is a superpower!’ ” quote=”‘CALM is a superpower!’ ” theme=”style2″]- Author Unknown

[clickToTweet tweet=”‘The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.'” quote=”‘The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.'” theme=”style2″] – Paulo Coelho

[clickToTweet tweet=”‘IN73LL1G3NCE 15 7H3 4BILI7Y 7O 4D4P7 7O CH4NG3′” quote=”‘IN73LL1G3NCE 15 7H3 4BILI7Y 7O 4D4P7 7O CH4NG3’ – 573PH3N H4@KING” theme=”style2″] – 573PH3N H4@KING

[clickToTweet tweet=”‘Remember that sometimes not getting what you want, is a wonderful stroke of luck.'” quote=”‘Remember that sometimes not getting what you want, is a wonderful stroke of luck.'” theme=”style2″] – Dalai Lama

[clickToTweet tweet=”‘Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slowly.'” quote=”‘Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slowly.'” theme=”style2″] – Plato

[clickToTweet tweet=”‘The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.'” quote=”‘The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.'” theme=”style2″] – Eckhart Tolle

[clickToTweet tweet=”‘Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.’ ” quote=”‘Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.’ ” theme=”style2″]- Albert Einstein (?)

[clickToTweet tweet=”‘Life is like a camera … focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives and when things don’t work out … take another shot!’ ” quote=”‘Life is like a camera … focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives and when things don’t work out … take another shot!’ ” theme=”style2″]- Ziad K. Abdelnour

[clickToTweet tweet=”‘Those who dance are considered insane by those who can’t hear the music.'” quote=”‘Those who dance are considered insane by those who can’t hear the music.'” theme=”style2″] – Friedrich Nietzsche

[clickToTweet tweet=”‘In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you.'” quote=”‘In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you.'” theme=”style2″] – Andrea Dykstra

[clickToTweet tweet=”‘Sometimes you get the best light from a burning bridge.’ ” quote=”‘Sometimes you get the best light from a burning bridge.’ ” theme=”style2″]- Don Henley

[clickToTweet tweet=”‘I have not failed 10,000 times – I’ve successfully found 10,000 ways that will not work.’ ” quote=”‘I have not failed 10,000 times – I’ve successfully found 10,000 ways that will not work.’ ” theme=”style2″]- Thomas Edison

[clickToTweet tweet=”‘Silence is often misinterpreted but never misquoted.'” quote=”‘Silence is often misinterpreted but never misquoted.'” theme=”style2″] – Author Unknown

And the thought I’d like to leave you with this month is:

If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap.

If you want happiness for a day, go fishing.

If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune.

If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.

– Chinese Proverb