Inspiring Thoughts

Favorite Inspirational Quotes

Inspiration and genius–one and the same.~ Victor Hugo

It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny. ~ Anthony Robbins

The reason adults should look as though they are having fun, is to give kids a reason to want to grow up. ~Patch Adams

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. ~Reinhold Niebuhr

There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right…. ~ Martin Luther

Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.~ Albert Einstein

Whatever the mind … can conceive it can achieve ~ W. Clement Stone

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one. ~ Mark Twain

I’d rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate. ~ George Burns

When you look at yourself from a universal standpoint, something inside always reminds or informs you that there are bigger and better things to worry about. ~ Albert Einstein

An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox. ~ Lao Tzu

Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be. ~ Karen Ravn

You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. ~ Christopher Columbus

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life ~ Aristotle

All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them. ~ Walt Disney

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. ~ Albert Einstein

I am always doing that which I can not do; in order that I may learn how to do it. ~ Pablo Picasso

Every time you acquire a new interest, even more, a new accomplishment you increase your power of life.~ William Lyon Phelps

Every artist was first an amateur.~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves. ~ David Allen

As long as you are going to be thinking anyway, think big. ~ Donald Trump

Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true. ~ Brian Tracy

To be prepared is half the victory. ~ Miguel de Cervantes

The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed. ~ Richard B. Sheridan

Life must be lived forwards, but can only be understood backwards.~ Soren Kierkegaard

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome. ~ Samuel Johnson

Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right. ~ Henry Ford

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. ~ Epictetus

Here is my secret. It is very simple. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye ~ Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind. ~ Bernard Baruch

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe

Every good thought you think is contributing its share to the ultimate result of your life.~ Grenville Kleiser

Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is only those who never do anything who never make mistakes. ~A. Favre

Play for more than you can afford to lose and you will learn the game. ~ Winston Churchill

When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us. ~ Helen Keller

With our thoughts we create the world ~ Buddha

When I want to read a novel, I write one. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it. ~ Anon

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. ~ Lao-Tze

The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it. ~ Johnette Napolitano

Do first things first, and second things not at all. ~ Peter Drucker.

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. ~ Albert Einstein

Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can. ~ Richard Bach

You can have, do, and be anything you want ~ Dr Joe Vitale

Education is the best provision for the journey to old age. ~ Aristotle

Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.~ Dale Carnegie

You’ll always rise in life to the level of responsibility that you’re willing to accept.~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us. ~ Ovid

I Find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe. ~ Dalai Lama

Never say more than is necessary. ~ Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don’t quit. ~ Conrad Hilton

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. ~ Paul Valery

In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous. ~ Robert G. Ingersoll

The ancestor of every action is a thought.~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you risk nothing, then you risk everything. ~ Geena Davis

The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them. ~ Bernard M. Baruch

Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes. ~ Henry David Thoreau

He who has imagination without learning, has wings and no feet.~ Joseph Joubert

It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure. ~ Joseph Campbell

You may only succeed if you desire succeeding; you may only fail if you do not mind failing. ~ Philippos

Great minds have purpose, Others have wishes. ~ Washington Irving

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. ~ George Carlin

The quality of our lives is the quality of our thoughts.~ Edward Ezekiel Isouve

The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

Man is not the creature of circumstances. Circumstances are the creatures of man. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

The power of imagination makes us infinite.~ John Muir

Our Life is the sum total of our thoughts.~ Edward Ezekiel Isouve

If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up. ~ J.M. Power

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. ~ Winston Churchill

That which does not kill you makes you stronger. ~ Neitzsche

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. ~ Helen Keller

No man was ever wise by chance.~ Seneca

Today is worth two tomorrows ~ Ben Franklin

Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often serves simply as something to aim at. ~ Bruce Lee

A man is what he thinks about all day long ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t. ~ Erica Mann Jong

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 the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ~ Mark Twain

A problem is a chance for you to do your best. ~ Duke Ellington

In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently. ~ Tony Robbins

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.~ Leon J. Suenes

It’s how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success. ~ David Feherty

The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time. ~ Richard Cech

Behind every successful man there’s a lot of unsuccessful years. ~ Bob Brown

The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.~ Madeline L’Engle

There isn’t a person anywhere who isn’t capable of doing more than he thinks he can. ~ Henry Ford

You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be. ~ David Viscott

You will never find time for anything. You must make it. ~ Charles Buxton

Never tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon. ~ Anon

Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure. ~ Earl Wilson

A life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable, But more useful than a life spent doing nothing. ~ George Bernard Shaw

People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. ~ Tony Robbins

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. ~ Benjamin Franklin

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.~ Epictetus

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your thoughts become words, your words become actions, your actions become habits, your habits become character, and your character becomes your destiny. ~ Frank Outlaw

You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction. ~ George Lorimer

Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not. ~ Oprah Winfrey

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. ~ Stephen King

Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them. ~ Leo Tolstoy

Your work is to discover your work, and then with all your heart, to give yourself to it. ~ Buddha

I have learned to use the word impossible with the greatest caution. ~ Werner Braun

We don’t see things as they are; we see them as we are. ~Anais Nin

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow. ~ Mark Twain

We see the world around us by the world that is in us.~ Edward Ezekiel Isouve

If you would create something,you must be something.~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I demolish my bridges behind me…then there is no choice but to move forward. ~ Firdtjof Nansen

If you can dream it, you can do it. ~ Walt Disney

An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it. ~ Bill Bernbach

We don’t live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions. ~ Gerald J. Simmons

Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. ~ John R. Wooden

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. ~ Henry David Thoreau

Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes. ~ Peter Drucker

It is never too late to be what you might have been. ~ George Eliot

The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it. ~ Mother Teresa

We must wake ourselves up! Or somebody else will take our place, and bear our cross, and thereby rob us of our crown. ~ William Booth

Years teach us more than books.~ Berthold Auerbach

Passion is the fuel to Vision.~ Edward Ezekiel Isouve

I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it. ~ Audrey Hepburn

Raise your hopes and expectations high enough, and you shall touch wings with the divine. ~ Celia Mora

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. ~ Vidal Sassoon

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. ~ Dale Carnegie

He has achieved success who has lived well,laughed often and loved much.~ Bessie A. Stanley

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true, there would be little hope of advance. ~ Orville Wright

I have failed over and over again ~ that is why I succeed. ~ Michael Jordan

Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” ~ Jamie Paolinetti

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?’ ~ Brian Tracy

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions ~ Albert Einstein

The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are. ~ Source Unknown

Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out. ~ Frank Clark

You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on. ~ Heraclitus

The successful man is one who had the chance and took it. ~ Roger Babson

If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes ~ St. Clement of Alexandra

The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.~ Dale Carnegie

There is time for everything. ~ Thomas A. Edison

People with goals succeed because they know where they are going. ~ Earl Nightingale

The secret of success is constancy of purpose. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.~ Bertrand Russell

All progress takes place outside the comfort zone. ~ Michael John Bobak

I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well. ~ Diane Ackerman

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice. ~ Wayne Dyer

You do not pay the price of success; you enjoy the price of success. ~ Zig Ziglar

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The first and greatest commandment is, don’t let them scare you. ~ Elmer Davis