Inspiring Quotes

Read this page for inspiration — these quotes are sure to lift your spirits and guide your day!

  • “Always tell the truth. Then you don't have to remember anything.”
    —Mark Twain Roughin' It

  • “Build the tracks and the train will come.”
    —Under The Tuscan Sun
  • “Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”
    —Napoleon Hill Think & Grow Rich

  • “Sometimes the Universe moves us along firmly.”
    —Heather Cate
  • “Live every day like it's on purpose. With passion.”
    —Alex Hitchens the movie Hitch

  • “I arise in the morning torn between a desire to save the world and a desire to savor the world. That makes it hard to plan the day.”
    —E.B. White
  • “Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty -- they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.”
    —Mutiara Cinta
  • “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”
    —Abraham Lincoln
  • “The greatest danger is not that we set our goals too high and miss them, the greatest danger is that we set our goals too low and we reach them.”
  • “Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere.”
    —Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “Let them reject YOU. Don't you do the work for them! I say this because I passed up too many opportunities because I underestimated myself. Go for it.”
    —Enid mother of 2, cancer survivor, talking to her kids about taking risks in life

  • “Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.”
    —Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “You never know when one act, or one word of encouragement can change a life forever.”
    —Zig Ziglar
  • “Don't let someone become a priority in your life when you are just an option in theirs.”
    —Marcel N'sasi
  • “Act as though it is impossible to fail.”
  • “To see things in the seed, that is genius.”
    —Lao Tzu
  • “Sometimes we need miracles to restore our faith in ourselves. Pray, hold what you need in your heart as existing and arriving perfectly. And, voila, It Is. And you Are.”
    —Heather Cate
  • “The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.”
    —Herbert Spencer
  • “What you do may seem insignificant, but it's important that you do it.”
    —Mahatma Gandhi
  • “The intuitive spirit is a sacred gift; the rational mind, its faithful servant.”
  • “Worry and fear are robbers, taking from us those things that are not yet missing.”
  • “A champion is someone who gets up, even when he can't.”
    —Jack Dempsey
  • “Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.”
    —The Hausa of Nigeria
  • “Take what you can from your dreams; make them as real as anything.”
    —Dave Matthews
  • “The earth laughs in flowers.”
    —e. e. cummings
  • “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”
    —John Quincy Adams
  • “Ships in harbor are safe, but that's not what ships are built for.”
    —John Shedd
  • “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.”
    —Dr. Seuss
  • “How do you make a dream come true? Wake up.”
    —Vincent / Benicio Del Toro Excess Baggage

  • “Happiness is a form of courage.”
    —Holbrook Jackson
  • “All men dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible.”
    —T.E. Lawrence
  • “"This manuscript of yours that has just come back from another editor is a precious package. Don't consider it rejected. Consider that you've addressed it 'to the editor who can appreciate my work' and it has simply come back stamped 'not at this address.'"”
    —Barbara Kingsolver, Best-selling author of The Poisonwood Bible
  • “In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.”
    —Albert Schweitzer
  • “We don't need to do great things, just small things with great love, to change the world.”
    —Mother Teresa
  • “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.”
    —Charles Darwin
  • “Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.”
    —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.”
    —Saint Francis of Assisi
  • “The difference between try and triumph is a little umph.”
  • “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.”
    —General G.S. Patton Jr.
  • “Let us, thank be what we are, and speak what we think and in all things keep ourselves loyal to truth and the sacred professions of friendship.”
  • “Let us thank be what we are, and speak what we think and in all things keep ourselves loyal to truth and the sacred professions of friendship.”
  • “Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly, now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.”
    —The Talmud
  • “There is only one you for all time. Fearlessly be yourself.”
    —Anthony Rapp
  • “When I dare to be powerful--to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”
    —Audre Lorde
  • “It takes as much energy to plan as it does to wish.”
    —Eleanor Roosevelt


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