Inspirational Quotes

Inspirational Quotes, Sayings & Quotations

Part 1. Best inspirational quotes ever

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Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes. Sigmund Freud, psychologist

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection Gautama Buddha Siddhartha, monk

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. Mark Twain, author

we accept the love we think we deserve. Stephen Chbosky,

Look up to the sky. You’ll never find rainbows if you’re looking down. Charlie Chaplin, actor

Show me a man who has never made a mistake, and I will show you one who has never tried anything. Albert Einstein, physicist

Believe you can and you're halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt, president

Happiness and success come from living in the present, not from existing in the past. Steve Maraboli, speaker

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. Lao Tzu, philosopher

Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet. Bob Dylan, musician

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If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done. Make at least one definite move daily toward your goal. Bruce Lee, actor

It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little — do what you can. Sydney Smith, clergyman

There’s nothing wrong with getting knocked down, as long as u get right back up. Muhammad Ali, boxer

You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down. Toni Morrison, novelist

Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy. Tchaikovsky, composer

When you are young, work to learn, not to earn. Robert Kiyosaki, investor

You're never too young to lead. Kofi Annan, statesman

Remember there’s no such thing as an unrealistic goal – just unrealistic time frames. Donald Trump, president

Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own. Bruce Lee, actor

Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion. Michael Jordan, athlete

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funny quotes

Funny inspirational quotes from movies and life.

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A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned Benjamin Franklin, politician

When I was growing up I always wanted to be someone. Now I realize I should have been more specific. Lily Tomlin, actress

The recipe for great art has always been misery and a good bowel movement. Don Roff,

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spiritual quotes

Spiritual inspiration quotes to improve your spirit.

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That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful. Rumi, poet

Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being. Albert Schweitzer, theologian

Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them. Vincent McNabb, clergyman

It is always the false that makes you suffer, the false desires and fears, the false values and ideas, the false relationships between people. Abandon the false and you are free of pain; truth makes happy, truth liberates. Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,

Down on the lake rosy reflections of celestial vapor appeared, and I said, God, I love you and looked to the sky and really meant it. I have fallen in love with you, God. Take care of us all, one way or the other. To the children and the innocent it's all the same. Jack Kerouac, novelist

I support mosques, obviously. We need churches, temples, mosques. Whatever people use to speak with their god or to receive spiritual inspiration is good for the country. But the symbolism of it at ground zero, within two blocks or three blocks, I believe is wrong. Peter King, politician

It is the inspiration of the Olympic Games that drives people not only to compete but to improve, and to bring lasting spiritual and moral benefits to the athlete and inspiration to those lucky enough to witness the athletic dedication. Herb Elliott, athlete

No other success can compensate for failure in the home. J. E. McCulloch,

The more one pleases generally, the less one pleases profoundly. Krister Stendahl,

Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they're yours. Richard Bach, novelist

Many of us are slaves to our minds. Our own mind is our worst enemy. We try to focus, and our mind wanders off. We try to keep stress at bay, but anxiety keeps us awake at night. We try to be good to the people we love, but then we forget them and put ourselves first. And when we want to change our life, we dive into spiritual practice and expect quick results, only to lose focus after the honeymoon has worn off. We return to our state of bewilderment. We're left feeling helpless and discouraged. It seems we all agree that training the body through exercise, diet, and relaxation is a good idea, but why don't we think about training our minds? Sakyong Mipham,

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philosophical quotes

Inspirational philosophy quotes from best philosophers.

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My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right. Abraham Lincoln, president

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy. Max Ehrmann,

[The decay of Logic results from an] untroubled assumption that the particular is real and the universal is not. C.S. Lewis, novelist

When the voice of your friend or the page of your book sinks into democratic equality with the pattern of the wallpaper, the feel of your clothes, your memory of last night, and the noises from the road, you are falling asleep. The highly selective consciousness enjoyed by fully alert men, with all its builded sentiments and consecrated ideals, has as much to be called real as the drowsy chaos, and more. C.S. Lewis, novelist

Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. Max Ehrmann,

Were knowledge all, what were our need To thrill and faint and sweetly bleed? Christopher Brennan,

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Quotes about life

Inspirational quotes on life struggles and happiness.

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You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection Gautama Buddha Siddhartha, monk

Courage: the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently. Maya Angelou, poet

Smile at strangers and you just might change a life. Steve Maraboli, speaker

If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining. Sayings,

Today is the oldest you've ever been, and the youngest you'll ever be again. Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady

You change your life by changing your heart. Max Lucado, clergyman

If we can realize that life is always happening for us, not to us… game over, all the pain and suffering disappears. Tony Robbins, author

The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams. Oprah Winfrey, entertainer

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious. Albert Einstein, physicist

I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.' Muhammad Ali, boxer

To make profound changes in your life you need either inspiration or desperation Tony Robbins, author

A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live. Lao Tzu, philosopher

It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it. Dale Carnegie, writer

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself. Harvey Fierstein, actor

In life you need either inspiration or desperation. Tony Robbins, author

This is not the end, this is not even the beginning of the end, this is just perhaps the end of the beginning. Winston Churchill, statesman

Do your own thing on your own terms and get what you came here for Oliver James,

And life is what we make it. Always has been, always will be. Grandma Moses, artist

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. Albert Einstein, physicist

The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder. Richard Bach, novelist

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Quotes about inspiration

Deep inspiration quotes to feel inspired.

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Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes. Sigmund Freud, psychologist

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection Gautama Buddha Siddhartha, monk

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. Mark Twain, author

we accept the love we think we deserve. Stephen Chbosky,

Look up to the sky. You’ll never find rainbows if you’re looking down. Charlie Chaplin, actor

Happiness and success come from living in the present, not from existing in the past. Steve Maraboli, speaker

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. Lao Tzu, philosopher

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it. Chinese Proverbs,

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain. Maya Angelou, poet

Smile at strangers and you just might change a life. Steve Maraboli, speaker

Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady

Stop believing and start knowing. Trust in you. Trust in truth. Steve Maraboli, speaker

You must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame; how could you rise anew if you have not first become ashes? Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born. Nikola Tesla, inventor

Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see. Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito. Dalai Lama XIV, leader

You change your life by changing your heart. Max Lucado, clergyman

the best way to get something done is to begin. Source Unknown,

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The best is yet to come. Zig Ziglar, author

Those who have the ability to be grateful are the ones who have the ability to achieve greatness. Steve Maraboli, speaker

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Quotes about love

Deep love quotes for her or for women in general.

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You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection Gautama Buddha Siddhartha, monk

we accept the love we think we deserve. Stephen Chbosky,

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. Steve Jobs, businessman

Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live. Johnny Depp, actor

any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep. Clive Barker, writer

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. Rumi, poet

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. Martin Luther King, leader

When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. Paulo Coelho, novelist

That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful. Rumi, poet

A woman's heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her. Max Lucado, clergyman

Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it. Karl A. Menninger, psychologist

Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love. Mother Teresa, leader

Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet

Show me your hands. Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet. Are they wounded in service? Show me your heart. Have you left a place for divine love? Fulton J. Sheen, clergyman

I sought to hear the voice of God and climbed the topmost steeple, but God declared: Go down again - I dwell among the people. John Henry Newman, clergyman

I am no king, and I am no lord, And I am no soldier at-arms, said he. I'm none but a harper, and a very poor harper, That am come hither to wed with ye. If you were a lord, you should be my lord, And the same if you were a thief, said she. And if you are a harper, you shall be my harper, For it makes no matter to me, to me, For it makes no matter to me. But what if it prove that I am no harper? That I lied for your love most monstrously? Why, then I'll teach you to play and sing, For I dearly love a good harp, said she. Peter S. Beagle, author

Down on the lake rosy reflections of celestial vapor appeared, and I said, God, I love you and looked to the sky and really meant it. I have fallen in love with you, God. Take care of us all, one way or the other. To the children and the innocent it's all the same. Jack Kerouac, novelist

I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will not ask, 'How many good things have you done in your life?' rather he will ask, 'How much love did you put into what you did? Mother Teresa, leader

The love that moves the sun and the other stars. Elizabeth Gilbert, novelist

The world is indeed full of peril and in it there are many dark places. But still there is much that is fair. And though in all lands, love is now mingled with grief, it still grows, perhaps, the greater. J.R.R. Tolkien, writer

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Quotes about women

Best inspirational quotes from women for women.

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Well-behaved women seldom make history. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich,

I hope she'll be a fool -- that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool. F. Scott Fitzgerald, author

I owe a debt of gratitude to two other living Justices. Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg paved the way for me and so many other women in my generation. Their pioneering lives have created boundless possibilities for women in the law. I thank them for their inspiration and also for the personal kindnesses they have shown me. Elena Kagan, judge

Elizabeth I was my favourite monarch though, what an inspiration, she did great things for women. Kirsty Gallacher, entertainer

I long to speak out the intense inspiration that comes to me from the lives of strong women. Ruth Benedict, scientist

I do note with interest that old women in my books become young women on the covers... this is discrimination against the chronologically gifted. Terry Pratchett, author

Women's philanthropic leadership is fundamental to their advancement in society. Kay Ballard,

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Quotes about hope

Hope quotes that will inspire and empower you.

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Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever. Roy Bennett, politician

You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one. John Lennon, musician

When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. Paulo Coelho, novelist

For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach. J.R.R. Tolkien, writer

Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all. Emily Dickinson, poet

That's all a man can hope for during his lifetime - to set an example - and when he is dead, to be an inspiration for history. William McKinley, president

Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly. Langston Hughes, poet

Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them. Vincent McNabb, clergyman

Ónen i-estel edain, ú-chebin estel anim. (I gave Hope to the Dúnedain, I have kept none for myself.) (Gilraen's linnod) J.R.R. Tolkien, writer

The world is indeed full of peril and in it there are many dark places. But still there is much that is fair. And though in all lands, love is now mingled with grief, it still grows, perhaps, the greater. J.R.R. Tolkien, writer

We are now on the threshold of a newer movement, with a newer hope and a new inspiration. James Larkin, activist

Hope and optimism have defined my political career, and I continue to be hopeful and optimistic about Canada. Young people have been a great source of inspiration for me. Jack Layton, politician

I hope that at the end of the seven years, people will say that I have been of some inspirational value to them at home in terms of inclusiveness and abroad, I look forward to representing Ireland. Michael D. Higgins, politician

There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must of felt what it is to die, Morrel, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life. Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, 'Wait and Hope. Alexandre Dumas, dramatist

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present. Bil Keane, cartoonist

Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be. Shel Silverstein, poet

Maybe everyone can live beyond what they're capable of. Markus Zusak,

Everything that is done in this world is done by hope. Martin Luther, monk

I just hope that our fans are people who are inspired by music, and just use our music as a background or inspiration for whatever it is they do. Maynard James Keenan, musician

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Novelist quotes

Quotes from famous novelists.

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You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down. Toni Morrison, novelist

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work. Emile Zola, novelist

You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past. Richard Bach, novelist

I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship. Louisa May Alcott, novelist

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. Jack London, novelist

It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting. Paulo Coelho, novelist

When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. Paulo Coelho, novelist

Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it. Madeleine L'Engle, novelist

The Past: Our cradle, not our prison; there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repetition. Israel Zangwill, novelist

What you get is no longer what you see. Margaret Atwood, novelist

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. C.S. Lewis, novelist

And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. Paulo Coelho, novelist

What's the world's greatest lie?... It's this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. Paulo Coelho, novelist

All thinking men are atheists. Ernest Hemingway, novelist

Be faithful to that which exists within yourself. Andre Gide, novelist

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival. C.S. Lewis, novelist

Who knows where inspiration comes from. Perhaps it arises from desperation. Perhaps it comes from the flukes of the universe, the kindness of the muses. Amy Tan, novelist

The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder. Richard Bach, novelist

Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live. Gustave Flaubert, novelist

Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work. Gustave Flaubert, novelist

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Author quotes

Quotes from famous authors.

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Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. Mark Twain, author

Make your faith larger than your fears and your dreams larger than your doubts. Robin Sharma, author

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The best is yet to come. Zig Ziglar, author

If we can realize that life is always happening for us, not to us… game over, all the pain and suffering disappears. Tony Robbins, author

To make profound changes in your life you need either inspiration or desperation Tony Robbins, author

I hope she'll be a fool -- that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool. F. Scott Fitzgerald, author

To uplift others when you least feel like it is to join the ranks of the heroic. Robin Sharma, author

Bravery is the solution to regret. Robin Sharma, author

Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. Neil Gaiman, author

Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed. It is all part of the fairy tale. Peter S. Beagle, author

Where you stumble and fall, there you will find gold. Joseph Campbell, author

Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly. Neil Gaiman, author

Real magic can never be made by offering someone else's liver. You must tear out your own, and not expect to get it back. Peter S. Beagle, author

A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere. Joyce Meyer, author

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake. Victor Hugo, author

Life's great happiness is to be convinced we are loved. Victor Hugo, author

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. Helen Keller, author

In life you need either inspiration or desperation. Tony Robbins, author

Child, you have to learn to see things in the right proportions. Learn to see great things great and small things small. Corrie Ten Boom, author

Fault always lies in the same place: with him weak enough to lay blame. Stephen King, author

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Poet quotes

Quotes from famous poets.

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If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain. Maya Angelou, poet

Courage: the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently. Maya Angelou, poet

Live each day as if your life had just begun. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet

Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure. Rumi, poet

I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it. Maya Angelou, poet

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. Rumi, poet

None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life? Rumi, poet

Stung by the splendor of a sudden thought. Robert Browning, poet

Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it! Maya Angelou, poet

Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.. John Milton, poet

Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of moon. Rumi, poet

We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust. Rumi, poet

That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful. Rumi, poet

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror which we are barely able to endure, and it amazes us so, because it serenely disdains to destroy us. Every angel is terrible. Rainer Maria Rilke, poet

Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all. Emily Dickinson, poet

Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it! Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet

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Writer quotes

Quotes from famous writers.

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If you can't do great things, do small things in a great way. Napoleon Hill, writer

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Napoleon Hill, writer

Try to be one of those on whom nothing is lost. Henry James, writer

any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep. Clive Barker, writer

What ever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Napoleon Hill, writer

Don't think or judge, just listen. Sarah Dessen, writer

You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way! Dr. Seuss, writer

Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson, writer

It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it. Dale Carnegie, writer

Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind. Robert Louis Stevenson, writer

L'homme est libre au moment qu'il veut l'être. Voltaire, writer

When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. Arthur Conan Doyle, writer

For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach. J.R.R. Tolkien, writer

Fear is not the enemy. Paralysis is the enemy. Seth Godin, writer

Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things. Ray Bradbury, writer

Gradually the healing took place, seeming as it always does that it wasn't taking place. Ursula K. Le Guin, writer

because he's Will Philip Pullman, writer

Ónen i-estel edain, ú-chebin estel anim. (I gave Hope to the Dúnedain, I have kept none for myself.) (Gilraen's linnod) J.R.R. Tolkien, writer

It is in the knowledge of the genuine conditions of our lives that we must draw our strength to live and our reasons for living. Simone de Beauvoir, writer

If we listened to our intellect we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go in business because we'd be cynical: It's gonna go wrong. Or She's going to hurt me. Or,I've had a couple of bad love affairs, so therefore . . . Well, that's nonsense. You're going to miss life. You've got to jump off the cliff all the time and build your wings on the way down. Ray Bradbury, writer

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Canadian quotes

Quotes from Canadian authors

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I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it's not the answer. Jim Carrey, comedian

What you get is no longer what you see. Margaret Atwood, novelist

Don't let the bastards grind you down. Margaret Atwood, novelist

Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today’s jobs with yesterday’s tools! Marshall McLuhan, philosopher

Before I do anything, I think, well what hasn't been seen. Sometimes, that turns out to be something ghastly and not fit for society. And sometimes that inspiration becomes something that's really worthwhile. Jim Carrey, comedian

Hope and optimism have defined my political career, and I continue to be hopeful and optimistic about Canada. Young people have been a great source of inspiration for me. Jack Layton, politician

I really want to feel that I'm in a very balanced and good place in my life. And I do feel that. But I think it's always important to learn and draw little bits of inspiration from wherever we can. Kyle Shewfelt, athlete

One expected growth, change; without it, the world was less, the well of inspiration dried up, the muses fled. Charles de Lint, writer

When Nike says, just do it, that's a message of empowerment. Why aren't the rest of us speaking to young people in a voice of inspiration? Naomi Klein, journalist

Oh, Spring! I want to go out and feel you and get inspiration. My old things seem dead. I want fresh contacts, more vital searching. Emily Carr, artist

You can surrender without a prayer, but never really pray without surrender. You can fight without ever winning, but never ever win without a fight. Neil Peart, musician

I don't want to live in the kind of world where we don't look out for each other. Not just the people that are close to us, but anybody who needs a helping hand. I cant change the way anybody else thinks, or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit. Charles de Lint, writer

Every time you do a good deed you shine the light a little farther into the dark. And the thing is, when you're gone that light is going to keep shining on, pushing the shadows back. Charles de Lint, writer

We're constantly being told what other people think we are, and that's why it is so important to know yourself. Sarah McLachlan, musician

I really think about the times that I've been through with my husband and all the stuff that we've been through together, and I think to those moments for inspiration for the role. Deborah Cox, musician

I think the inspiration came from the fans. Whenever I'm online or whenever I get a chance to really communicate with the fans and the audience, they always say that they would love to have all of the remixes on one CD. Deborah Cox, musician

Inspiration in Science may have to do with ideas, but not in Art. In art it is in the senses that are instinctively responsive to the medium of expression. Arthur Erickson, architect

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Indian quotes

Quotes from Indian authors.

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First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win. Mahatma Gandhi, leader

If you want to become something, achieve something in life, then always listen to your heart. Shahrukh Khan, actor

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always. Mahatma Gandhi, leader

it is truth that liberates, not your effort to be free. Jiddu Krishnamurti, philosopher

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French quotes

Quotes from French authors.

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The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work. Emile Zola, novelist

L'homme est libre au moment qu'il veut l'être. Voltaire, writer

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake. Victor Hugo, author

Life's great happiness is to be convinced we are loved. Victor Hugo, author

When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best -- that is inspiration. Robert Bresson, director

Be faithful to that which exists within yourself. Andre Gide, novelist

I have written my name on the far side of the sky. Yves Klein, artist

Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live. Gustave Flaubert, novelist

Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work. Gustave Flaubert, novelist

It is in the knowledge of the genuine conditions of our lives that we must draw our strength to live and our reasons for living. Simone de Beauvoir, writer

Let us beware of common folk, of common sense, of sentiment, of inspiration, and of the obvious. Charles Baudelaire, poet

When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best - that is inspiration. Robert Bresson, director

People where you live, the little prince said, grow five thousand roses in one garden... yet they don't find what they're looking for... They don't find it, I answered. And yet what they're looking for could be found in a single rose, or a little water... Of course, I answered. And the little prince added, But eyes are blind. You have to look with the heart. Antoine de Saint-Exupery, novelist

I am not afraid..... I was born to do this. Joan of Arc, celebrity

Inspiration is a farce that poets have invented to give themselves importance. Jean Anouilh, playwright

There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must of felt what it is to die, Morrel, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life. Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, 'Wait and Hope. Alexandre Dumas, dramatist

The reasoning man who scorns the prejudices of simpletons necessarily becomes the enemy of simpletons; he must expect as much, and laugh at the inevitable. Marquis De Sade, novelist

It`s not how old you are, it`s how you are old. Jules Renard, dramatist

What makes the desert beautiful,' said the little prince, 'is that somewhere it hides a well... Antoine de Saint-Exupery, novelist

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Chinese quotes

Quotes from Chinese authors.

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When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. Lao Tzu, philosopher

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it. Chinese Proverbs,

If you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called a mistake. Confucius, philosopher

A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live. Lao Tzu, philosopher

Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy. Lao Tzu, philosopher

It is not the failure of others to appreciate your abilities that should trouble you, but rather your failure to appreciate theirs. Confucius, philosopher

No matter how tough the chase is, you should always have the dream you saw on the first day. It’ll keep you motivated and rescue you from any weak thoughts. Jack Ma, businessman

Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world. Lao Tzu, philosopher

Thirty spokes Share one hub. Make the nothing therein appropriate, and you will have the use of the cart. Lao Tzu, philosopher

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German quotes

Quotes from German authors.

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Show me a man who has never made a mistake, and I will show you one who has never tried anything. Albert Einstein, physicist

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. Albert Einstein, physicist

You must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame; how could you rise anew if you have not first become ashes? Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see. Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher

Live each day as if your life had just begun. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious. Albert Einstein, physicist

Joy is not in things; it is in us Richard Wagner, composer

God is subtle but he is not malicious. Albert Einstein, physicist

For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror which we are barely able to endure, and it amazes us so, because it serenely disdains to destroy us. Every angel is terrible. Rainer Maria Rilke, poet

Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it! Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. Albert Einstein, physicist

Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being. Albert Schweitzer, theologian

I live my life in widening circles That reach out across the world. Rainer Maria Rilke, poet

Schön eigentlich alles, was man mit Liebe betrachtet. (Sebenarnya segalanya itu indah, selama manusia melihatnya dengan cinta). Christian Morgenstern, poet

Do you not then hear this horrible scream all around you that people usually call silence. Werner Herzog, director

Stories never really end...even if the books like to pretend they do. Stories always go on. They don't end on the last page, any more than they begin on the first page. Cornelia Funke, author

Everything that is done in this world is done by hope. Martin Luther, monk

Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind. Johannes Brahms, composer

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Part 5. Best inspirational quotes from greatest people ever.


Steve Jobs quotes

Quotes by American businessman Steve Jobs.

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The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. Steve Jobs, businessman

Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future. Steve Jobs, businessman

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Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes

Quotes by American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

Life consists of what man is thinking about all day. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

The torpid artist seeks inspiration at any cost, by virtue or by vice, by friend or by fiend, by prayer or by wine. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

That which we persist in doing becomes easier to do, not that the nature of the thing has changed but that our power to do has increased. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till. The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

Life is a series of surprises and would not be worth taking or keeping if it were not. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

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Helen Keller quotes

Quotes by American author Helen Keller

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When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. Helen Keller, author

Once I knew only darkness and stillness... my life was without past or future... but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living. Helen Keller, author

Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. Helen Keller, author

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Rumi quotes

Quotes by Persian poet Rumi.

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Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure. Rumi, poet

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. Rumi, poet

You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life? Rumi, poet

Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of moon. Rumi, poet

We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust. Rumi, poet

That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful. Rumi, poet

Flow down and down in always widening rings of being. Rumi, poet

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Oscar Wilde quotes

Quotes by Irish dramatist Oscar wilde.

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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. Oscar Wilde, dramatist

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Og Mandino quotes

Quotes by American author Og Mandino.

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Never allow anyone to rain on your parade and thus cast a pall of gloom and defeat on the entire day. Remember that no talent, no self-denial, no brains, no character, are required to set up in the fault-finding business. Nothing external can have any power over you unless you permit it. Your time is too precious to be sacrificed in wasted days combating the menial forces of hate, jealously, and envy. Guard your fragile life carefully. Only God can shape a flower, but any foolish child can pull it to pieces. Og Mandino, author

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Jim Rohn quotes

Quotes by American businessman Jim Rohn.

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We generally change ourselves for one of two reasons inspiration or desperation. Jim Rohn, businessman

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Martin Luther King quotes

Quotes by American leader Martin Luther King.

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Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. Martin Luther King, leader

Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase. Martin Luther King, leader

the time is always right to do the right thing Martin Luther King, leader

I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls. Martin Luther King, leader

Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty we are free at last. Martin Luther King, leader

And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. Martin Luther King, leader

Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way. Martin Luther King, leader

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C.S. Lewis quotes

Quotes by British author C.S. Lewis.

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You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. C.S. Lewis, novelist

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival. C.S. Lewis, novelist

Onward and Upward! To Narnia and the North! C.S. Lewis, novelist

Be confident small immortals. You are not the only voice that all things utter, nor is there eternal silence in the places where you cannot come. C.S. Lewis, novelist

[The decay of Logic results from an] untroubled assumption that the particular is real and the universal is not. C.S. Lewis, novelist

When the voice of your friend or the page of your book sinks into democratic equality with the pattern of the wallpaper, the feel of your clothes, your memory of last night, and the noises from the road, you are falling asleep. The highly selective consciousness enjoyed by fully alert men, with all its builded sentiments and consecrated ideals, has as much to be called real as the drowsy chaos, and more. C.S. Lewis, novelist

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Paulo Coelho quotes

Quotes by Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho.

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It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting. Paulo Coelho, novelist

When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. Paulo Coelho, novelist

And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. Paulo Coelho, novelist

What's the world's greatest lie?... It's this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. Paulo Coelho, novelist

If you're a nobody, if your work has no impact, then it deserves to be praised. If, however, you climb out of that state of mediocrity and are a success, then your defying 'the law' and deserve to be punished. Paulo Coelho, novelist

We are afraid of losing what we have, whether it's our life or our possessions and property. But this fear evaporates when we understand that our life stories and the history of the world were written by the same hand. Paulo Coelho, novelist

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Gautama Buddha quotes

Quotes by Nepali monk Gautama Buddha.

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You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection Gautama Buddha Siddhartha, monk

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly. Gautama Buddha Siddhartha, monk

With our thoughts we make the world. Gautama Buddha Siddhartha, monk

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? Gautama Buddha Siddhartha, monk

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him. Gautama Buddha Siddhartha, monk

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful. Gautama Buddha Siddhartha, monk

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Bible quotes

Sacred Inspirational quotes from the Bible.

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Wisdom is supreme; therefore make a full effort to get wisdom. Esteem her and she will exalt you; embrace her and she will honor you. Bible,

The inspiration of the almighty gives man understanding. Bible,

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Part 7. Conclusion.

Best of 895 Inspirational Quotes. Inspirational quotes that can be famous and short, spiritual or philosophical and give you daily morning inspiration in life, work, sports. Motivational quotes for men and women along with quote of the day.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part 1
Best Inspirational quotes
Top Inspirational picture quotes
New Inspirational quotes

Part 2
Inspirational Quotes That ARE...
Funny
Spiritual
Philosophical

Part 3
Inspirational Quotes About
Life
Inspiration
Love
Women
Hope

Part 4
Inspirational Quotes By ...
Novelist
Author
Poet
Writer

Part 5
Inspirational Quotes From ...
Canadian
Indian
French
Chinese
German

Part 6
Inspirational Quotes by Famous Authors
Steve Jobs
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Helen Keller
Rumi
Oscar Wilde
Og Mandino
Jim Rohn
Martin Luther King
C.S. Lewis
Paulo Coelho
Gautama Buddha
Bible

Part 7
Conclusion

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