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Inspirational Quotes

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
― Babe Ruth inspirational quote

Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.
― Joseph Campbell

Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.
― Grandma Moses

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
― Ayn Rand

Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.
― W. Clement Stone

The past is a ghost, the future a dream. All we ever have is now.
― Bill Cosby

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.
― John Lennon

We become what we think about.
― Earl Nightingale

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore, Dream, Discover.
― Mark Twain

Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.
― Charles Swindoll

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.
― Alice Walker

The mind is everything. What you think you become.
― Buddha

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
― Chinese Proverb

An unexamined life is not worth living.
― Socrates

Eighty percent of success is showing up.
― Woody Allen

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
― Helen Keller

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
― Henry Ford

It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
― Abraham Lincoln inspirational quote

Change your thoughts and you change your world.
― Norman Vincent Peale

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
― Benjamin Franklin inspirational quote

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
― Buddha

Try to be like the turtle - at ease in your own shell.
― Bill Copeland inspirational quote

I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
― Audrey Hepburn

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
― Martin Luther inspirational quote

Hope is a waking dream.
― Aristotle inspirational quote

We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.
― Marie Curie inspirational quote

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
― Les Brown inspirational quote

Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
― Joshua J. Marine inspirational quote

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.
― Booker T. Washington

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Being willing is not enough; we must do.
― Leonardo da Vinci

Limitations live only in our minds.  But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.
― Jamie Paolinetti inspirational quote

You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing, no one to blame.
― Erica Jong

Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.
― Vince Lombardi inspirational quote

I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.
― Stephen Covey

Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
― Pablo Picasso inspirational quote

You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
― Christopher Columbus

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
― Maya Angelou inspirational quote

Either you run the day, or the day runs you.

― Jim Rohn

Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.
― Henry Ford inspirational quote

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.
― Mark Twain

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

The best revenge is massive success.
― Frank Sinatra

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing.  That’s why we recommend it daily.
― Zig Ziglar inspirational quote

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
― Anais Nin

If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.
― Vincent Van Gogh inspirational quote

There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
― Aristotle

Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you.
― Jesus inspirational quote

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you have imagined.
― Henry David Thoreau inspirational quote

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.
― Erma Bombeck inspirational quote

If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.
― Michael Jordan

If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.
― Oprah Winfrey inspirational quote

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
― Dalai Lama

You can’t use up creativity.  The more you use, the more you have.
― Maya Angelou

Dream big and dare to fail.
― Norman Vaughan inspirational quote

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
― Martin Luther King Jr.

Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
― Napoleon Hill inspirational quote

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.
― Joseph Campbell

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 inspirational quote

I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
― Henry Rollins

Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back.
― Babe Ruth inspirational quote

If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.
― Tony Robbins

Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.
― Gloria Steinem inspirational quote

It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.
― Mae Jemison

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.
― Beverly Sills inspirational quote

The best way out is always through.
― Robert Frost

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
― Edith Wharton inspirational quote

Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.
― Andre Gide inspirational quote

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
― Anne Frank

You change your life by changing your heart.
― Max Lucado inspirational quote

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

Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.
― Augustus Hare inspirational quote

I know why I am here and my only real focused goal is to live each day to the fullest and to try and honor God and be an encouragement to others. What the future holds is firmly in God's hands, and I am very happy about that!
― Ken Hensley

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
― Tony Robbins

God sleeps in the minerals, awakens in plants, walks in animals, and thinks in man.
― Arthur Young inspirational quote

A place for everything, everything in its place.
― Benjamin Franklin

With self-discipline most anything is possible.

― Theodore Roosevelt inspirational quote

In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself.
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.
― Abraham Joshua Heschel inspirational quote

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

If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.
― Thomas A. Edison inspirational quote

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
― Anne Frank

Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.
― Plato

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.
― Henry Ward Beecher inspirational quote

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

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

We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
― Tony Robbins inspirational quote

When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome. Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.  What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
― Robert H. Schuller

Belief creates the actual fact.
― William James

You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
― Alan Watts inspirational quote

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

A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.
― Victor Hugo inspirational quote

Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig.
― Marcus Aurelius

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

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
― Albert Einstein inspirational quote

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
― Robert Frost

I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.
― Florence Nightingale inspirational quote

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
― Wayne Gretzky

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
― Michael Jordan

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.
― Amelia Earhart inspirational quote

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
― Steve Jobs

Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.
― Booker T. Washington inspirational quote

Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.
― Ancient Indian Proverb

Believe you can and you’re halfway there.
― Theodore Roosevelt inspirational quote

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
― George Addair

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
― Plato inspirational quote

Teach thy tongue to say, “I do not know,” and thous shalt progress.
― Maimonides

Start where you are. Use what you have.  Do what you can.
― Arthur Ashe inspirational quote

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.  When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I wrote down ‘happy’.  They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.
― John Lennon

Fall seven times and stand up eight.
― Japanese Proverb

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 that has been opened for us.
― Helen Keller inspirational quote

Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see.
― Confucius

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
― Anne Frank inspirational quote

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

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
― Maya Angelou inspirational quote

Change your thoughts and you change your world.
― Norman Vincent Peale

Believe you can and you're halfway there.
― Theodore Roosevelt

We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.

― Ronald Reagan inspirational quote

The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.
― Thomas Jefferson

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
― Rabindranath Tagore inspirational quote

Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul.
― Thomas Merton

I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
― Jimmy Dean inspirational quote

Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
― Swami Sivananda

Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.
― Lao Tzu inspirational quote

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
― Arthur Ashe

Enthusiasm moves the world.
― Arthur Balfour inspirational quote

Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.
― Kevyn Aucoin

You must do the things you think you cannot do.
― Eleanor Roosevelt

The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.
― Leo Buscaglia inspirational quote

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!
― Audrey Hepburn

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
― Jim Rohn

Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.
― Democritus inspirational quote

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

I have looked into your eyes with my eyes. I have put my heart near your heart.
― Pope John XXIII inspirational quote

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
― Buddha

Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
― Nido Qubein inspirational quote

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
― Plutarch

God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with him.
― Jim Elliot inspirational quote

Happiness is not something ready-made.  It comes from your own actions.
― Dalai Lama

If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.
― Sheryl Sandberg inspirational quote

First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.
― Aristotle inspirational quote

If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.
― Latin Proverb

You can’t fall if you don’t climb.  But there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground.
― Unknown

What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
― Bob Dylan inspirational quote

I didn't fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.
― Benjamin Franklin

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
― Bill Cosby inspirational quote

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
― Albert Einstein

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

There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.
― Roger Staubach inspirational quote

It is never too late to be what you might have been.
― George Eliot

You become what you believe.
― Oprah Winfrey inspirational quote

I would rather die of passion than of boredom.
― Vincent van Gogh

It is never too late to be what you might have been.
― George Eliot inspirational quote

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
― Mahatma Gandhi

I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.
― Benjamin Disraeli inspirational quote

A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.
― Unknown

It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings.
― Ann Landers inspirational quote

If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money.
― Abigail Van Buren inspirational quote

Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.
― Farrah Gray

The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself–the invisible battles inside all of us–that’s where it’s at.
― Jesse Owens inspirational quote

Education costs money.  But then so does ignorance.
― Sir Claus Moser

I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.
― Rosa Parks

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
― Confucius inspirational quote

It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.
― Amelia Barr

Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.
― Mary Kay Ash inspirational quote

Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.
― Teddy Roosevelt

Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
― Eleanor Roosevelt inspirational quote

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!”
― Audrey Hepburn

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
― Aristotle Onassis inspirational quote

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
― Robert Louis Stevenson

The only way to do great work is to love what you do.
― Steve Jobs

If you can dream it, you can achieve it.
― Zig Ziglar inspirational quote


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