Inspirational Quotes

Be encouraged by these inspirational quotes, you will find uplifting and motivating words that you may reflect on and share with others. These inspiring quotations truly reflect the thinking and lives of the greatest and best of successful and influential authors, business people, leaders, speakers, and people of all walks of life.

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"We must strive to live with purpose. When we live with purpose, we feel good inside." Brenda Nathan, Gratitude Journal: A Daily Appreciation - Good


"If you know what you want to achieve in life, then you are more inspired to change for the better."
Josh David, People Skills Guide - Change


"Life will throw many obstacles onto our life path that will make us sad or disappointed at times. Dealing positively with these obstacles is what makes the difference between them turning into worse states or being overcome."
Jonny Oates, Wisdom for My Son and Daughter: A Man Takes a Philosophical Reflection on Life to Help, Guide, and Inspire Society and His Children - Quotes about Overcoming


We are not stuck in the ruts of destiny, we have the power to break free, clear our vision and see a new life for ourselves. Tony Clark
We are not stuck in the ruts of destiny, we have the power to break free, clear our vision and see a new life for ourselves.
Tony Clark - Destiny


Quotes are really beneficial because they can inspire you to make your life better but you must first read them.
Paul Brown, The 1000 Best Quotes Of All Time - Quotations


From ancient to now, when things get tough, lots of people turn to looking for wisdom for a bit of inspiration.
Marie Moss, 365 Great Quotes to Lift Up Your Life - Wise Quotes


A centerpiece of the event, as old as American education itself, is the commencement speech. At their best, these speeches furnish students with wise and inspiring advice for the future.
Ze'ev Chafets, Remembering Who We Are: A Treasury of Conservative Commencement Addresses - Future


Determination is an inside job, but inspiration comes from the outside.
Barbara Aberc - Determination


It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live. J.K. Rowling
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
J.K. Rowling - Dream


How many times have you read wonderfully inspiring things, agreed completely, and done NOTHING with it?
Martin Nagle, Being Happy ...: the 10 most successful strategies - Procrastination


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


So many occasions, big and small, call on us to provide words of wisdom, compassion or inspiration - to say just the right thing at just the right time.
Burman MacPherson, Inspirational Bible Passages - Compassion


We are not merely scripted by our circumstances; we can become the creative forces of our lives, capable of optimizing sometimes even unseen possibilities.
Stephen M. R. Covey - Possibilities


Some of us like a challenge, others an easy life. Some think of life as a Vale of Tears, others as a Fun Fair. Some have a clear idea of their goals, others prefer to wait for inspiration.
Kris Deva North, A Winners Alphabet: An A thru Z of Inspiration on How To Get What You Want - Challenge


Read books that inspire you. Use affirmations. You can rewrite your patterns to become what you choose.
Andrew Matthews, Being Happy! - Books


Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience. Victoria Holt
Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience.
Victoria Holt - Regret


It is often not the words but the message behind the words that makes a quote so meaningful. Even the shortest of quotations can convey the most powerful of messages, provide meaningful perspective, and impart hard-won wisdom.
Paul Ayoub, Inspire Me! - Inspirational Messages


The attainment of a genuine peace should not be beyond the reach of human wisdom inspired by human goodwill.
Winston S. Churchill, The World Crisis, Vol. 1 - Peace


Problem solving skills have nothing to do with luck. Too often people who view the success of an individual or organization from outside looking in do not see the work that went into moving the yardsticks forward or in designing a new approach to a business model or in persevering when thousands of others would have given in and quit.
Byron Pulsifer, Problem Solving Skills - Luck


"It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you always have the power to choose either."
Marge Powers, Anger: What's Up With That? - Laughter


To develop courage when you are facing an audience, act as if you already have it. Dale Carnegie
To develop courage when you are facing an audience, act as if you already have it."
Dale Carnegie, Develop Self-Confidence, Improve Public Speaking - Courage


"Leadership is about inspiring and enabling others to do their absolute best together to realize a meaningful and rewarding shared purpose."
George B. Bradt; Jayme A. Check; John A Lawler, The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan - Purpose


"If you persuade yourself that you can do a certain thing, provided this thing be possible, you will do it, however difficult it may be. If, on the contrary, you imagine that you cannot do the simplest thing in the world, it is impossible for you to do it, and molehills become for you unscalable mountains."
Emile Coué - Believe In Yourself


When you ask these successful and accomplished individuals about their turning points and listen carefully, you will often hear truly enlightening and inspirational stories -stories that can serve as a shining beacon of light to us all.
Bernie Swain, What Made Me Who I Am - Inspirational Stories


We begin doing things because of a motive; we continue doing them because of both motive and habit; but there may come a time when motive is forgotten and we continue on because of established habit.
Andrew Carnegie - Habit


When we take on the attitude of "arriving", we surrender our growth, productivity and meaningfulness along with the opportunity to joyfully thrive.
Lee M. Brower - Attitude


Kindness and compassion are among the principal things that make our lives meaningful. Dalai Lama
Kindness and compassion are among the principal things that make our lives meaningful. They are a source of lasting happiness and joy.
Dalai Lama - Kindness


"When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity."
Dale Carnegie - Motivation


We have learned that "more" is not necessarily "better," that even our great nation has its recognized limits, and that we can neither answer all questions nor solve all problems . . . we must simply do our best.
Jimmy Carter, Keeping Faith: Memoirs of a President - Problem


As adults we have an obligation to guide our children and to encourage them to read books that will improve their lives and inspire them to excel in life.
Dr. Marshall Hennington, Words of Wisdom For My Daughter - Children


Children have room for heroes in their lives. They naturally need someone to look up to, someone they can model themselves after, and someone to inspire them.
Arthur Kornhaber M.D., The Grandparent Guide - Influence


There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread. Mother Teresa
"There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread."
Mother Teresa - Appreciation


Churchill quickly distinguished himself through his ability to inspire the citizens and troops of the United Kingdom, delivering, in short order, several of his most famous speeches soon after taking office.
Michael Winicott, Winston Churchill: Leadership Lessons - Random Quotes


"To not live in regret or fear that my past determines the beauty or success of my future, has been one of my life's greatest lessons."
Kendra Tillman - Beauty


"Let your birthday be an inspirational time to remind you to live each day with passion."
Catherine Pulsifer - Birthday


"Showing gratitude toward your family, friends, and all of those with whom you come into contact is an important part of maintaining healthy relationships with them."
Claire Shannon, Gratitude: Feel Grateful Today and Every Day - Gratitude Quotes


Inspire others to new levels of achievement by using positive encouraging feedback and ideas. Meir Liraz
"Inspire others to new levels of achievement by using positive encouraging feedback and ideas."
Meir Liraz, How to Improve Your Leadership and Management Skills - Achievement


"Giving your presence might be the best Christmas gift you could give someone this year."
Ken Fite - Christmas


"Imagine a world in which everybody first considers how the action or inaction that they plan to take would affect the next person, and proceed only when they are confident that the action or inaction would not affect the next person or would only affect them in a positive and delightful manner!"
Phnuel Muverengwi, Why My Life Matters: This Might Inspire You! - Confidence


"Achieving a big goal is often similar to driving in a thick fog because when you move towards your goal, you don't need to know the entire way but you just need to know how to take the next step."
Andrii Sedniev, The Achievement Factory: How to Fulfill Your Dreams and Make Life an Adventure - Funny Quotes about Life


What is your purpose for being here
"What is your purpose for being here? (We all have one.) What can you contribute to the good of others? For when we seek and find that vision, God opens the path."
Roz Swartz Williams, The Mourning Chronicles - Quotes about God


"Experts cited the benefits of caring for your emotional needs through regular implementation of activities that inspire thoughts and feelings of joy, hope, passion, purpose, or general well being."
Lisa Broesch-Weeks, Practical Bliss: The Busy Person's Guide to Happiness - Hope


"So, action may mean different things to different people. But, the main point to remember is that there are actions that can bring you closer to whatever end goal you have in mind and then there are actions which simply waste time without moving your game plan forward."
Catherine Pulsifer, Action Plan Template - Time


"Before you make a life changing decision, think on it for 24 hours."
Patricia Akins, Things They Don't Teach You In High School: But You Need To Know! - Graduation


Our children inspire us; watching our sons and daughters grow is one of the  most rewarding aspects of life. Kate Somers
"Our children inspire us; watching our sons and daughters grow is one of the most rewarding aspects of life."
Kate Somers - Daughter


"Entrepreneurs find inspiration and ideas out of everything they do, see or for that matter even dream about."
Linda Corby, Zoom into Profit - Dream


"A Business Coach: provides encouragement, encourages open discussion, provides inspiration and motivation."
Byron and Catherine Pulsifer - Words of Encouragement


"I know that serving others has been a source of inspiration, a source of strength, a reinforcement of faith, and an illustration of my life’s purpose."
Dr. Rachel Talton, Flourish: Have it All Without Losing Yourself - Faith


Live today as though it's the last day of your life on earth. For all you know, it could well be. Scott Curran
"Live today as though it's the last day of your life on earth. For all you know, it could well be."
Scott Curran, From God to You - Death


"Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing."
Jim Rohn - Family


"More and more scientific studies are revealing that what we believe in our minds will become true. That is the message that Confucius, a famous Chinese teacher, left us with, 'he who believes he can and he who believes he can't are both usually right.'"
Sandra Leon, Supercharge Your Life: 7 Habits To Increase Your Success And Happiness - Famous


"God wants to forgive us so we shouldn't be afraid to come forward with a repenting heart."
Steven Johnson, Prayer: Morning Prayers That Energize Including Bible Verses That Inspire - Forgiveness


Do your best to spend time with your friends. They will keep you inspired, supported, and determined. Felix Oberman
"Do your best to spend time with your friends. They will keep you inspired, supported, and determined."
Felix Oberman, The Ultimate Guide to Declutter Your Life and Organize your Mind - Friend


"I discovered that what God truly desires is intimacy - an intimate relationship, a friendship, a bond. I discovered that adhering to man-made rules and rituals did not impress Him - all He wanted was my heart."
Taneki Dacres, Pocket Full of Victories - Friendship  |


"Life presents many challenges where you have to decide which road you journey down. If you want happiness and success in your dream life you need to discover your values and set your goals accordingly."
Janice Davies, Attitude - Positive Thinking Creates Success & Happiness - Happiness


In life what you sow is what you reap, don't expect to reap apple when you sow mango, and if you sow nothing you will reap nothing. Jide Adeniba
"In life what you sow is what you reap, don't expect to reap apple when you sow mango, and if you sow nothing you will reap nothing."
Jide Adeniba, You Can Have It If You Really Want It - Funny Quotes


"Make sure to surround yourself with people who will do your cause good, people who are happy, kind, uplifting, supportive and understanding, and who will offer all their love and support."
Gavin Bird, Self Esteem: Change your life in one day! - Happy


"Like all inspirational leaders, Ma acknowledges that fact that we learn the most from the hardships and obstacles that we face."
Warren Phan, Top 25 Internet Billionaires and Their Inspiring Stories of Success - Leadership


"A good marriage, one where there is love, respect, open-communication, compromising, and caring, can be an inspiration to children, neighbors, friends and family."
Hyacinth Mottley, Words of Wisdom - Words of Faith - Marriage

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