A large collection of quotes to encourage and inspire. Thousands of positive and encouraging quotations that can impact our lives. You will find the thoughts of people from all walks of life represented in these. You may find by reading these quotations that your attitude could change or you could help someone by giving them inspiring words. The quotes are sorted by subject matter which allows you to find an inspirational quote on the specific theme. We hope you enjoy our collection and that they encourage you to be all you can be!
Quotes by Topic
Do a random act of kindness: Go ahead, invest some of your time or riches.
David Khalil, Principle 7: The Power of Giving (When All Else Fails, Succeed!)
“Success is not counted by how high you have climbed but by how many you brought with you.”
“Competing in sports has taught me that if I’m not willing to give 120 percent, somebody else will.”
In increasing your motivation, it’s often helpful to clarify what you want for the future. If you know your desired outcome, that positive vision of the future can give you the energy that spurs you along on your journey to success.
As you step into this new year, be bold enough and daring enough to believe in the abundant good that has been prepared for you.
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
“The most important things in life aren’t things”
“There isn’t a person anywhere that isn’t capable of doing more than he thinks he can.”
“What I do today is important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it”
“I’m proof that great things can happen to ordinary people if they work hard and never give up.”
Note, however, that goal setting is only the first part. Obviously, you would need to invest time and effort in order to make these goals come true.
Steven E. Dunlop, Genius: Secrets To Becoming A Genius At Your Subject
Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life.
Quotes about Love
People love people who are sincerely enthusiastic. By being enthusiastic you will create an energetic atmosphere.
Peter van Geest, New Job
Choosing to act with compassion and love and lifting others up is shining your light.
Neviesh Perry, To my Sisters
The great love of God is an ocean without a bottom or a shore.
A life where there is love is often messy. Life without love is neater, but neatness is really preferable only in bathrooms and written reports.
Oriah, The Dance
Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.
Ruth Carter Stapleton
“Nine tenths of education is encouragement.”
“I recommend you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves.”
“You don’t get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.”
“Persistence prevails when all else fails.”
Always listen to doubt. Even in times of great haste, take time to listen. Then trust it.
Quotes to Live By
“It is wise to direct your anger towards problems – not people; to focus your energies on answers – not excuses.”
William Arthur Ward
“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”
Don’t count your years, make your years count.
To develop a vision of your life, you have to take time out to deeply think about, and identify what matters to you.
Stefan Sillner, Habits: 10 Powerful Habits For Success
Those who have positive expectations experience positive results more often than those who have negative expectations. So itï¿½s vital to make sure your perceptions are positive.
Tony Dungy, The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge
At times I was arrogant and other times I had the lowest self-esteem ever. It is a funny thing to have to remind yourself pride comes before the fall and then other times have to remind yourself you are God’s masterpiece.
Mandy Fender, Beautifully Broken
Great teachers continually focus on students first.
Todd Whitaker, What Great Teachers Do Differently
Commitments don’t have to be chains. They can be rich with meaning. They can be the wings on which our spirits soar.
Marilyn Mason, Ph. D., Seven Mountains
With time, your positive mindset helps to liberate you from the negativity rooted inside you, making you strong enough to stand on your own and put an end to pessimism for once.
Benjamin Smith, Mindset
We could not help thinking as we moved among these extraordinary can-do people who encouraged us, rather than discouraged us, that there really should be more of them in this world.
Janette Benaddi, Four Mums in a Boat
Quotes on Friendship
Today, in middle age, my sisters and I continue to celebrate both our commonalities and our differences. If anything, we’ve grown closer with time and fiercely protective and proud of those things that make us distinct from one another.
Colleen Sell, A Cup of Comfort for Sisters
.. when we are befriended in misfortune by people we have never in our lives seen before, then we may see kindness most suggestively displayed, as though these small actions represent the vast, mostly untapped potential of the emotion.
Tim Cahill, The Kindness of Strangers
Well-chosen friendships garner personal successes beyond anything you could attain alone.
Katharine Coggeshall, How to be Happy Alone
Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives, and remembering what one receives.
I’ve moved more couches and spent more time making gifts for friends than I thought possible, all to make sure that others whose friendships I valued knew I appreciated what they had done for me and, in so doing, kept those bonds from fraying down the line.
David DeSteno, Emotional Success
Quotes about Being Happy
The thing everyone should realize is that the key to happiness is being happy by yourself and for yourself.
“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. “
There are three requirements for a happy life. The first is having someone to love, the second is having something to look forward to, and the third is having something to do.
To me, success means being happy. It means feeling fulfilled.
Ben Bernstein, Stressed Out!
They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
Quotes about Change
If you’re tired of feeling anxious, stressed, or embarrassed about your house, it’s time to start downsizing. You don’t need new stuff. You just need less stuff.
Beth Jones, Simple: 30 Ways to Declutter Your Life
These days any normal person can go online at any time and find all the knowledge that mankind has accumulated over time.
Andreas Boskugel, You can do it!
Culture can always be altered. But it takes time and patience and requires everyone to be intentionally involved.
Serilda Summers-McGee, Change the WorkGame
“Appreciation can make a day – even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.”
Small changes over time will eventually lead to big results.
Bob Abramson, WOW Your Clients
“Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere.”
“The books that help you the most are those which make you think the most.”
“The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.”
George Bernard Shaw
“The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.”
A boat cannot go forward if each rows his own way.