Inspirational Quotes

Be encouraged by these inspirational quotes, you will find uplifting and motivating words that you may reflect on and share with others. These inspiring quotations truly reflect the thinking and lives of the greatest and best of successful and influential authors, business people, leaders, speakers, and people of all walks of life.

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"It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you always have the power to choose either." Marge Powers, Anger: What's Up With That? - Laughter


To develop courage when you are facing an audience, act as if you already have it."
Dale Carnegie, Develop Self-Confidence, Improve Public Speaking - Courage


"Leadership is about inspiring and enabling others to do their absolute best together to realize a meaningful and rewarding shared purpose."
George B. Bradt; Jayme A. Check; John A Lawler, The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan - Purpose


"If you persuade yourself that you can do a certain thing, provided this thing be possible, you will do it, however difficult it may be. If, on the contrary, you imagine that you cannot do the simplest thing in the world, it is impossible for you to do it, and molehills become for you unscalable mountains."
Emile Coué - Believe In Yourself


When you ask these successful and accomplished individuals about their turning points and listen carefully, you will often hear truly enlightening and inspirational stories -stories that can serve as a shining beacon of light to us all.
Bernie Swain, What Made Me Who I Am - Inspirational Stories


We begin doing things because of a motive; we continue doing them because of both motive and habit; but there may come a time when motive is forgotten and we continue on because of established habit.
Andrew Carnegie - Habit


When we take on the attitude of "arriving", we surrender our growth, productivity and meaningfulness along with the opportunity to joyfully thrive.
Lee M. Brower - Attitude


Kindness and compassion are among the principal things that make our lives meaningful. Dalai Lama
Kindness and compassion are among the principal things that make our lives meaningful. They are a source of lasting happiness and joy.
Dalai Lama - Kindness


"So, action may mean different things to different people. But, the main point to remember is that there are actions that can bring you closer to whatever end goal you have in mind and then there are actions which simply waste time without moving your game plan forward."
Catherine Pulsifer, Action Plan Template - Time


"When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity."
Dale Carnegie - Motivation


We have learned that "more" is not necessarily "better," that even our great nation has its recognized limits, and that we can neither answer all questions nor solve all problems . . . we must simply do our best.
Jimmy Carter, Keeping Faith: Memoirs of a President - Problem


As adults we have an obligation to guide our children and to encourage them to read books that will improve their lives and inspire them to excel in life.
Dr. Marshall Hennington, Words of Wisdom For My Daughter - Children


"Life will throw many obstacles onto our life path that will make us sad or disappointed at times. Dealing positively with these obstacles is what makes the difference between them turning into worse states or being overcome."
Jonny Oates, Wisdom for My Son and Daughter: A Man Takes a Philosophical Reflection on Life to Help, Guide, and Inspire Society and His Children - Quotes about Overcoming


There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread. Mother Teresa
"There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread."
Mother Teresa - Appreciation


"To not live in regret or fear that my past determines the beauty or success of my future, has been one of my life's greatest lessons."
Kendra Tillman - Beauty


"Let your birthday be an inspirational time to remind you to live each day with passion."
Catherine Pulsifer - Birthday


"If you know what you want to achieve in life, then you are more inspired to change for the better."
Josh David, People Skills Guide - Change


Inspire others to new levels of achievement by using positive encouraging feedback and ideas. Meir Liraz
"Inspire others to new levels of achievement by using positive encouraging feedback and ideas."
Meir Liraz, How to Improve Your Leadership and Management Skills - Achievement


"Giving your presence might be the best Christmas gift you could give someone this year."
Ken Fite - Christmas


"Imagine a world in which everybody first considers how the action or inaction that they plan to take would affect the next person, and proceed only when they are confident that the action or inaction would not affect the next person or would only affect them in a positive and delightful manner!"
Phnuel Muverengwi, Why My Life Matters: This Might Inspire You! - Confidence


"Achieving a big goal is often similar to driving in a thick fog because when you move towards your goal, you don't need to know the entire way but you just need to know how to take the next step."
Andrii Sedniev, The Achievement Factory: How to Fulfill Your Dreams and Make Life an Adventure - Funny Quotes about Life


What is your purpose for being here
"What is your purpose for being here? (We all have one.) What can you contribute to the good of others? For when we seek and find that vision, God opens the path."
Roz Swartz Williams, The Mourning Chronicles - God


"We must strive to live with purpose. When we live with purpose, we feel good inside."
Brenda Nathan, Gratitude Journal: A Daily Appreciation - Good


"Before you make a life changing decision, think on it for 24 hours."
Patricia Akins, Things They Don't Teach You In High School: But You Need To Know! - Graduation


Our children inspire us; watching our sons and daughters grow is one of the  most rewarding aspects of life. Kate Somers
"Our children inspire us; watching our sons and daughters grow is one of the most rewarding aspects of life."
Kate Somers - Daughter


"Entrepreneurs find inspiration and ideas out of everything they do, see or for that matter even dream about."
Linda Corby, Zoom into Profit - Dream


"A Business Coach: provides encouragement, encourages open discussion, provides inspiration and motivation."
Byron and Catherine Pulsifer - Words of Encouragement


"I know that serving others has been a source of inspiration, a source of strength, a reinforcement of faith, and an illustration of my life’s purpose."
Dr. Rachel Talton, Flourish: Have it All Without Losing Yourself - Faith


Live today as though it's the last day of your life on earth. For all you know, it could well be. Scott Curran
"Live today as though it's the last day of your life on earth. For all you know, it could well be."
Scott Curran, From God to You - Death


"Showing gratitude toward your family, friends, and all of those with whom you come into contact is an important part of maintaining healthy relationships with them."
Claire Shannon, Gratitude: Feel Grateful Today and Every Day - Family


"More and more scientific studies are revealing that what we believe in our minds will become true. That is the message that Confucius, a famous Chinese teacher, left us with, 'he who believes he can and he who believes he can't are both usually right.'"
Sandra Leon, Supercharge Your Life: 7 Habits To Increase Your Success And Happiness - Famous


"God wants to forgive us so we shouldn't be afraid to come forward with a repenting heart."
Steven Johnson, Prayer: Morning Prayers That Energize Including Bible Verses That Inspire - Forgiveness


Do your best to spend time with your friends. They will keep you inspired, supported, and determined. Felix Oberman
"Do your best to spend time with your friends. They will keep you inspired, supported, and determined."
Felix Oberman, The Ultimate Guide to Declutter Your Life and Organize your Mind - Friend


"I discovered that what God truly desires is intimacy - an intimate relationship, a friendship, a bond. I discovered that adhering to man-made rules and rituals did not impress Him - all He wanted was my heart."
Taneki Dacres, Pocket Full of Victories - Friendship  |


"Life presents many challenges where you have to decide which road you journey down. If you want happiness and success in your dream life you need to discover your values and set your goals accordingly."
Janice Davies, Attitude - Positive Thinking Creates Success & Happiness - Happiness


In life what you sow is what you reap, don't expect to reap apple when you sow mango, and if you sow nothing you will reap nothing. Jide Adeniba
"In life what you sow is what you reap, don't expect to reap apple when you sow mango, and if you sow nothing you will reap nothing."
Jide Adeniba, You Can Have It If You Really Want It - Funny Quotes


"Make sure to surround yourself with people who will do your cause good, people who are happy, kind, uplifting, supportive and understanding, and who will offer all their love and support."
Gavin Bird, Self Esteem: Change your life in one day! - Happy


"Experts cited the benefits of caring for your emotional needs through regular implementation of activities that inspire thoughts and feelings of joy, hope, passion, purpose, or general well being."
Lisa Broesch-Weeks, Practical Bliss: The Busy Person's Guide to Happiness - Hope


"Like all inspirational leaders, Ma acknowledges that fact that we learn the most from the hardships and obstacles that we face."
Warren Phan, Top 25 Internet Billionaires and Their Inspiring Stories of Success - Leadership


A walk to a nearby park may give you more energy and inspiration in life than spending two hours in front of a screen. Tsang Lindsay
"A walk to a nearby park may give you more energy and inspiration in life than spending two hours in front of a screen."
Tsang Lindsay, Live Free: Re-Write Your Story - Life


"Of course, my son has been the center of my life and will always be the center of my love. When he was young, I was the rock in his life. Now that I am old, he is the rock in my life."
Hyacinth Mottley, Words of Wisdom - Words of Faith - Love


"A good marriage, one where there is love, respect, open-communication, compromising, and caring, can be an inspiration to children, neighbors, friends and family."
Hyacinth Mottley, Words of Wisdom - Words of Faith - Marriage


"Moreover, being a mom is a passion. Every move they make must inspire others, in and out of their home."
Melony Buenger, Take the Time: You Are a Good Mom - Mother


"Do some mental exercises and listen to inspiring music to feel energetic and good about yourself."
Kristina Dawn, Confidence: Confidence And Self-Esteem - Music


"We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world."
Helen Keller - Patience


My words are powerful. I use them to uplift and inspire. I speak blessings, favor, and peace. Lynn R. Davis
"My words are powerful. I use them to uplift and inspire. I speak blessings, favor, and peace."
Lynn R. Davis, I Am Positive: 31 Positive Affirmations For A Prosperous Soul - Peace


"Part of life is understanding that real change and progress comes with dedicated perseverance but also realizing that challenges, obstacles and roadblocks will appear from time to time."
Robert Rivers, Happiness Is Possible - Perseverance


"The best thing about a gratitude list is that it can change your mood and bring you back to focus on the positive things in life."
D.D. Tai, Mind: How To Pleasure Your Mind Everyday - Positive


"I am easily inspired by beautiful quotes and images."
Angelique Bochnak, Guided Motivation: Guidebook for Self-Reflection, Journal Your way to Success and Happiness - Quotations


"A sister is one with whom we have a special connection; a support and an encourager; and an inspiration to be all that we can be."
Catherine Pulsifer - Sister


"I wanted to have an impact, set an environment for well-being and the rejuvenation of spirit that I now enjoyed, to inspire and be inspired, and to be a catalyst for change and transformation."
John Felitto, The 90-Day Game - Sports


Many of the most successful people have spoken about the importance gratitude has had on their lives. Claire Shannon
"Many of the most successful people have spoken about the importance gratitude has had on their lives."
Claire Shannon, Gratitude: Feel Grateful Today and Every Day - Thanksgiving


"A team that only meets when it needs to meet, will never truly become a team."
Andy Stanley - Teamwork


"Maybe you worry so much because you do not trust in yourself. Learn how to trust in yourself and in your abilities to make decisions and handle responsibilities."
Mike C. Adams, How to stop worrying and be happy - Trust


"Now there's only one way to ensure you're enthusiastic about what you've chosen to do, with the ultimate aim of achieving success, and that is simply doing something you love doing."
Jonathan Mills, How to Be Successful in Business and in Life - Success


"Composed of over an estimated 86 billion brain cells, our brain controls our anger, our joy, our sadness, our sympathy, our inspiration, and, as recent studies suggest, our confidence."
Kevin McComas - Sympathy


"Those moments when you woke up inspired or had a 'light bulb' come on - that is your intuition."
Michael Henson, Morning Routine - Wisdom


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