Inspirational Quotes

The gift of mental power comes from God, Divine Being, and if we concentrate our minds on that truth, we become in tune with this great power. My mother had taught me to seek all truth in the Bible.
Nikola Tesla
The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking. Albert Einstein
Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see. Confucius
The greatest achievements of the human mind are generally received with distrust. Arthur Schopenhauer
We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. Marie Curie
Life is short, break the rules. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret ANYTHING that makes you smile.
Mark Twain
Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul. Democritus
Success is a consequence and must not be a goal. Gustave Flaubert
Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something. H. Jackson Brown
You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be.
Napoleon Hill
The world is a book

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
Saint Augustine
The wise man should be prepared for everything that does not lie within his control. Pythagoras
To live well and honorably and justly are the same thing. Socrates
Inspiration and genius – one and the same. Victor Hugo
I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success… such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything. Nikola Tesla
Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Thomas A. Edison
Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello. Paulo Coelho
The whole of life is but a moment of time. It is our duty, therefore to use it, not to misuse it. Plutarch
Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being. Kevin Kruse
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer. Mahatma Gandhi
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements. Napoleon Hill
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart. Marcus Aurelius
To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. Anatole France
Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain
Never apologize for having high standards. People who really want to be in your life will rise up to meet them. Ziad K. Abdelnour
We know what we are, but know not what we may be.
William Shakespeare
If you’re in the luckiest one per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent. Warren Buffett
When you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.
Theodore Roosevelt
What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others. Confucius
It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
Abraham Lincoln
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself-and be lenient to everybody else. Henry W. Beecher
Sometimes good things fall apart, so better things can fall together.
Jessica Howell
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win. Mahatma Gandhi
The best revenge is massive success. Frank Sinatra
The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.
Andre Maurois
If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking. Albert Einstein
Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. Thomas Jefferson
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. Robert L. Stevenson
A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it’s better than no inspiration at all. Rita Mae Brown
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
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
Confucius
The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach. Benjamin Mays
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probably reason why so few people engage in it. Henry Ford
Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today. Tim Fargo
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from faiulure. Colin Powell
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. Nelson Henderson
This is the real secret of life – to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.
Alan W. Watts
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love. Mother Teresa
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Inspirational Nature

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
Howard Thurman
In any project the important factor is your belief. Without belief, there can be no successful outcome. William James
People are like bicycles. They can keep their balance only as long as they keep moving. Albert Einstein
Don’t be pushed by your problems, be led by your dreams.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day. Robert Frost
I want to do something for a living that when it comes time to retire and I can stop doing it, I’ll want to continue doing it in my free time. Jarod Kintz
Let us work without reasoning, said Martin; it is the only way to make life endurable. Voltaire
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will. Vince Lombardi
Inspiration exists but it has to find you working. Picasso
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.
Albert Einstein
The busiest people I have known in my life always have time enough to do everything. Those who do nothing are always tired and pay no attention to the little amount of work they are required to do. They complain constantly that the day is too short. The truth is, they are afraid to fight the good fight. Paulo Coelho
The human race is a monotonous affair. Most people spend the greatest part of their time working in order to live, and what little freedom remains so fills them with fear that they seek out any and every means to be rid of it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past. Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn’t what you get for it, but what you become for it. Shake things up today! Be You… Be Free… Share Steve Maraboli
The whole of life is but a moment of time. It is our duty, therefore to use it, not to misuse it. Plutarch
There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure. Paulo Coelho
A man who dares waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life. Charles Darwin
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible. Arthur C. Clarke
We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired to glory. Cicero
Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.
Epictetus
To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. Anatole France
Time, which changes people, does not alter the image we have of them.
Marcel Proust
The freedom to do your best means nothing unless you are willing to do your best. Colin Powell
Every man has a train of thought on which he rides when he is alone.
Joseph Fort Newton
Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence. Eleanor Roosevelt
The great blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach; but we shut our eyes, and like people in the dark, we fall foul upon the very thing we search for, without finding it. Seneca
Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult. Hypocrites
Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still. Chinese Proverb
What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Desert Beauty

Renew, release, let go. Yesterday’s gone. There’s nothing you can do to bring it back. You can’t “should’ve” done something. You can only DO something. Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day!
Steve Maraboli
The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others.
Solomon Ibn Gabriol
The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
Confucius
The discontent and frustration that you feel is entirely your own creation.
Stephen Richards
Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed. Paulo Coelho
I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
Experience is the universal mother of sciences. Miguel de Cervantes
The impossible is often the untried. Jim Goodwin
Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves. Lao Tzu
We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere. Tim McGraw
He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how. Friedrich Nietzsche
The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.
Thomas Jefferson
There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something. Henry Ford
Don’t chase people. Be yourself, do your own thing and work hard. The right people – the ones who really belong in your life – will come to your. And stay. Will Smith
A good hand and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
Nelson Mandela
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will. Vince Lombardi
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different. Coco Chanel
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. Albert Einstein
Live for today

It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow. Robert H. Goddard
Our greatest glory is not failing, but in rising every time we fail. Confucius
Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. William Faulkner
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The spirit of the individual is determined by his dominating thought habits. Bruce Lee
If you’ve got nothing to dance about, find a reason to sing.
Melody Carstairs
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no use being a damn fool about it. W.C. Fields
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought. Peace Pilgrim
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. John F. Kennedy
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be. Thomas Jefferson
Trust that little voice in your head that says “Wouldn’t it be interesting if…”; And then do it. Duane Michals
My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic.
Jack Layton
They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts.
Sir Philip Sidney
Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous. Confucius
Let us follow our destiny, ebb and flow. Whatever may happen, we master fortune by accepting it. Virgil
Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power. Benjamin Disraeli
There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by the unfolding of his powers. Erich Fromm
All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. Pablo Picasso
Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence. Leonardo da Vinci
There are two things to aim at in life; first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it.
Lord Chesterfield
Never go backward. Attempt, and do it with all your might. Determination is power. Charles Simmons
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder. George Washington
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours. Thomas Fuller
Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.
Pablo Picasso
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. Dale Carnegie
Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations. Steve Jobs
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. Albert Einstein
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
Confucius
It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good, too, to make sure that you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy.
George Horace Lorimer
Your life is your message to the world. Make it inspiring. Lorrin L. Lee
Whoever loves much, performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well. Vincent Van Gogh
Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.
Winston Churchill
Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.
Oscar Wilde
When I thought I couldn’t go on, I forced myself to keep going. My success is based on persistence, not luck. Estee Lauder
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. Carl Jung
If my mind can conceive it, my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it!
Jesse Jackson
Every noble work is at first impossible. Thomas Carlyle
If you’re presenting yourself with confidence, you can pull off pretty much anything. Katy Perry
I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before, but it’s true… hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it. Ray Bradbury
Either you run the day, or the day runs you. Jim Rohn
By associating with wise people you will become wise yourself. Menander
Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. Joshua J. Marine
If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. Buddha
Love is not patronizing and charity isn’t about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same – with charity you give love, so don’t just give money but reach out your hand instead. Mother Teresa
Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; while others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than before. Polybius
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring. Who, being loved, is poor? Oscar Wilde
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. Thomas Edison
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. Epictetus
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
How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself. Anais Nin
Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.
Diana Spencer
Remember, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. Stephen King
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. Charles Dickens
We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends and living our lives.
Maya Angelou
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe. Anatole France
Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Buddha
If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future. Alex Haley
You yourself, as much as anyone in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. Buddha
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. Og Mandino
If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend. Robert Louis Stevenson
Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless. Honore de Balzac
Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity. Voltaire
Inspirational Meditation

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
Charles Dickens
Just don’t give up trying what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong. Ella Jane Fitzgerald
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
Steve Jobs
Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it or work around it.
Michael Jordan
When you awaken love and laughter in your life, your mind lets go of fear and anxiety, and your happy spirit becomes the healing balm that transforms every aspect of your human experience. Jesse Dylan
If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success. James Cameron
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received-only what you have given: a full heart enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage. Saint Francis of Assisi
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God – the rest will be given. Mother Teresa
Life is a play. It’s not its length, but its performance that counts. Seneca
Surrender to what is, let go of what was, have faith in what will be. Sonia Ricotti
All human beings should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why. James Thurber
Adapt yourself to the life you have been given; and truly love the people with whom destiny has surrounded you. Marcus Aurelius
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. Aristotle
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them. John F. Kennedy
God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well. Voltaire
Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.
Albert Einstein
True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart. Honore de Balzac
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
Explore. Dream. Discover

Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Arthur Schopenhauer
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Our thoughts are epochs in our lives; all else is but as a journal of the winds that blow while we are here. Henry David Thoreau
Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving. James E. Faust
The seat of knowledge is in the head, of wisdom, in the heart.
William Hazlitt
It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views; for these also contributed something, by developing before us the powers of thought. Aristotle
At rest, however, in the middle of everything is the sun.
Nicolaus Copernicus
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.
Henry David Thoreau