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Inspiration Quotes

Inspiration quote - We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.

Kurt Vonnegut , Mother Night


Inspiration quote - Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.
Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.

Neil Gaiman , The Sandman: Fables and Reflections


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

Langston Hughes The Panther and the Lash


Inspiration quote - And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


Inspiration quote - What's meant to be will always find a way
What's meant to be will always find a way

Trisha Yearwood


If you're reading this...
Congratulations, you're alive.
If that's not something to smile about,
then I don't know what is.

Chad Sugg


Inspiration quote - The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.
The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.

Walt Disney Company , Mulan


Inspiration quote - We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achie
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.

Maya Angelou


Inspiration quote - Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any oth
Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.

Maya Angelou


Inspiration quote - You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.
You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.

Saul Bellow


Inspiration quote - The unexamined life is not worth living.
The unexamined life is not worth living.

Socrates


Inspiration quote - I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.
I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.

Edgar Allan Poe


Inspiration quote - It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much perform
It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.

Vincent van Gogh


Inspiration quote - The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain a
The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.

Kalu Ndukwe Kalu


Inspiration quote - Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.
Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.

Lance Armstrong , Every Second Counts


Inspiration quote - It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.

Lou Holtz


Inspiration quote - You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.

Marcus Aurelius , Τὰ εἰς ἑαυτόν


And still, after all this time,
The sun never says to the earth,
"You owe Me."
Look what happens with
A love like that,
It lights the Whole Sky.

Hafiz


Inspiration quote - Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.
Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire


Inspiration quote - You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. T
You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That's the only thing you should be trying to control.

Elizabeth Gilbert


Inspiration quote - There are years that ask questions and years that answer.
There are years that ask questions and years that answer.

Zora Neale Hurston , Their Eyes Were Watching God


Inspiration quote - If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were wh
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


Inspiration quote - Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.

Thomas Jefferson


Inspiration quote - What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.
What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.

Jane Goodall


Inspiration quote - You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection

Sharon Salzberg


Inspiration quote - Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.
Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.

Steve Maraboli


Inspiration quote - I read once that the ancient Egyptians had fifty words for sand & the Eskimos had a hundred words fo
I read once that the ancient Egyptians had fifty words for sand & the Eskimos had a hundred words for snow. I wish I had a thousand words for love, but all that comes to mind is the way you move against me while you sleep & there are no words for that.

Brian Andreas , Story People: Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas


The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. Maybe they always have been and will be. Maybe we've lived a thousand lives before this one and in each of them we've found each other. And maybe each time, we've been forced apart for the same reasons. That means that this goodbye is both a goodbye for the past ten thousand years and a prelude to what will come.

Nicholas Sparks , The Notebook


Inspiration quote - You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.

Jack London


Inspiration quote - To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.

Mahatma Gandhi


Inspiration quote - For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday
For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.

Neil deGrasse Tyson


Inspiration quote - Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.

Elinor Glyn


Inspiration quote - The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as
The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can't achieve it.

Jordan Belfort


Inspiration quote - It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the
It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.

F. Scott Fitzgerald


Inspiration quote - The soul is healed by being with children.
The soul is healed by being with children.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky


Tomorrow will be better.
But what if it’s not? I asked.
Then you say it again tomorrow. Because it might be. You never know, right? At some point, tomorrow will be better.

Morgan Matson


Inspiration quote - It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.
It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.

Babe Ruth


There is freedom waiting for you,
On the breezes of the sky,
And you ask "What if I fall?"
Oh but my darling,
What if you fly?

Erin Hanson


I've been in love before, it's like a narcotic. At first it brings the euphoria of complete surrender. The next day you want more. You're not addicted yet, but you like the sensation, and you think you can still control things.You think about the person you love for two minutes then forget them for three hours. But then you get used to that person, and you begin to be completely dependent on them. Now you think about him for three hours and forget him for two minutes. If he's not there, you feel like an addict who can't get a fix. And just as addicts steal and humiliate themselves to get what they need, you're willing to do anything for love."- By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

Paulo Coelho


Inspiration quote - When someone tells me
When someone tells me "no," it doesn't mean I can't do it, it simply means I can't do it with them.

Karen E. Quinones Miller


Inspiration quote - You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and aff
You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

Sharon Salzberg


Inspiration quote - Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.
Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.

David Richo


Inspiration quote - The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I'm not going to let myself pull me down anymore
The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I'm not going to let myself pull me down anymore.

C. JoyBell C.


The animal merely makes a bed, which he warms with his body in a sheltered place; but man, having discovered fire, boxes up some air in a spacious apartment, and warms that, instead of robbing himself, makes that his bed, in which he can move about divested of more cumbrous clothing, maintain a kind of summer in the midst of winter, and by means of windows even admit the light and with a lamp lengthen out the day.

Henry David Thoreau


The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread but there are many more dying for a little love. The poverty in the West is a different kind of poverty -- it is not only a poverty of loneliness but also of spirituality. There's a hunger for love, as there is a hunger for God.

Mother Teresa , A Simple Path: Mother Teresa


Inspiration quote - I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to li
I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me.

Hermann Hesse , Demian


Inspiration quote - Why do they always teach us that it's easy and evil to do what we want and that we need discipline t
Why do they always teach us that it's easy and evil to do what we want and that we need discipline to restrain ourselves? It's the hardest thing in the world--to do what we want. And it takes the greatest kind of courage. I mean, what we really want.

Ayn Rand


Inspiration quote - Risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
Risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.

Leo F. Buscaglia


Inspiration quote - So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their endings.
So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their endings.

J.R.R. Tolkien , The Hobbit


Inspiration quote - When all is said and done, more is said than done.
When all is said and done, more is said than done.

Lou Holtz