Inspirational Quotes



Inspirational Quotes


Quotes motivate, inspire, encourage, and allow you to reflect on different perspectives of life. Quotes can inspire your heart, motivate your mind, and enrich your soul.   Reading a quote may encourage you to pursue your dreams, empower you to achieve your goals, or help you overcome your fears. Also, by reflecting on quotes, you may be inspired to examine your life, deepen your faith, and focus on the positives in your life. The great thing about quotes is that they can be those brief but powerful daily inspirations that give you the encouragement to control the direction and destiny of your life.


Below is our collection of inspiring quotes to provide motivation, inspiration, and encouragement to you. They are about life, self-discovery, personal growth, and relationships. These quotes are uplifting to the heart, soul, and mind. Take a few moments to read some and slowly savor the valuable wisdom they offer. Reflect on the deep meaning and how it may apply to your life. Lastly, share your favorites with family and friends.


“There are chapters in every life which are seldom read and certainly not aloud.” – Carol Shields


“What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.” – T.S. Eliot


“You must have control of the authorship of your own destiny.  The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand.” – Irene C. Kassorla


“What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson



“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson



“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” – Jimmy V


“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.” — John W. Gardner



“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” — George Bernard Shaw



“Where you end up isn’t the most important thing. It’s the road you take to get there. The road you take is what you’ll look back on and call your life.” – Tim Wiley



“That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.” — Emily Dickinson



“The most important things in life aren’t things.” — Anthony J. D’Angelo



“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.” -Louisa May Alcott



“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” Buddha



“Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.” George A. Sheehan



“In the end, we are all separate: our stories, no matter how similar, come to a fork and diverge. We are drawn to each other because of our similarities, but it is our differences we must learn to respect.”



“If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special.” – Jimmy V



“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” Buddha



“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Maria Robinson



“You can gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt



“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.” – Nelson Mandela


“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou



“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” — Henry David Thoreau



“The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.” — Kalu Kalu


“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”  – Confucius



“All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.”  – Johann von Goethe

“The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly – that is what each of us is here for.” — Oscar Wilde



“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.”
– George Eliot



“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” Pericles



“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.” -Theodore Roosevelt




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