Why can inspirational quotes play a big role in how we accomplish goals, get things done, and our overall mood? Many smart people have said that what we think ultimately decides the person we become.
If our body is the hardware, our thoughts are the software, it’s important that we feed the brain insights that help us learn and motivate us. To that end, we’ve accumulated a collection of 39 of the most inspiring quotes we could find. We hope you enjoy it.
Inspiring Quotations to Reflect on and Enjoy
What can be said or written to inspire and motivate people in their work, in their love and in their life? We reviewed thousands and thousands of quotations from authors, politicians, writers, celebrities, athletes, actors, business executives, and others to arrive at our collection.
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1.) Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
2.) A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking because her trust is not in the branch but in her own wings. Always believe in yourself.
3.) Those who wish to sing always find a song.
4.) The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.
5.) The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
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6.) Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
7.) The man who has no imagination has no wings.
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8. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau
9. May your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known.
10. 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.
11.) You’re mad. Bonkers. Off your head, but I’ll tell you a secret, all of the best people are.
Alice in Wonderland
12. Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
Martin Luther King Jr.
13.) The most important thing in life is to stop saying ‘I wish’ and start saying ‘I will.’ Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities.
Charles Dickens in David Copperfield
14.) A man who asks a question is a fool for a minute.
A man who does not ask is a fool for life.
15.) One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth doing is what we do for others.
16.) If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
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17.) People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
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18.) There are two ways to live your life: one is as though nothing is a miracle; the other is as though everything is a miracle.
19.) When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
20.) To laugh often and much… (See above).
Ralph Waldo Emerson
21.) If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.
22.) You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
23.) Do not ask God to guide your footsteps if you’re not willing to move your feet.
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24.) Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.
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25.) Life is either an adventure or nothing at all.
26.) Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.
27.) To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
Mahatma Gandhi (Check out more inspiring Gandhi quotes)
28.) Most men worry about their own bellies, and other people’s souls, when we all ought to be worried abut our own souls, and other people’s bellies.
29.) Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she became a butterfly.
Barbara Haines Howett
30.) Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow!
Hunter S. Thompson
31.) Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
32.) When people hurt you over and over, think of them like sandpaper. They may scratch and hurt you a bit, but in the end, you end up polished and they end up useless.
33.) The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.
34.) The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.
35.) Anything’s possible if you’ve go enough nerve.
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36.) 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.
37.) If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.
38.) Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.
39.) What if you fall?
Oh, my darling, what if you fly?
Bonus Quote of the Day Favorites
Every day may not be good, but it is good in every day.
Believe you can and you’re halfway there.
The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
Every great work makes the human face more admirable and richer, and that is its whole secret.
Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.
Let’s go invent tomorrow rather than worrying about what happened yesterday.
Remember that failure is an event, not a person.
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.
Norman Vincent Peale
Success in life comes not from holding a good hand, but in playing a poor hand well.
— Mike O’Halloran
Mike is the editor at Greeting Card Poet.
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