Inspirational quotes help keep up the spirits. Go through these famous inspiring quotations & sayings, to make a difference in your life.

Inspirational Quotes

Life regularly throws at us instances where we find ourselves at bewildering crossroads - dilemmas that seem to cause a bedlam of thoughts and emotions. Such situations result in us becoming disconsolate and occasionally we end up so shattered that no amount of cajoling can repair our spirits. Emerging victorious through such pandemonium becomes an exigent task, and we end up falling back on the experiences of others. How exactly do we learn about such turmoil and turbulence, thus surviving in the midst of the most tragic of situations? Through words that certain famous people uttered at some point in life. What better way to lift our spirits, motivate ourselves and stand back on our feet, than a few quotes that are always galvanizing? Each stirring aphorism has one main aim - to echo what writer Ann Landers so strongly advises - Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye and say, 'I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me. If you're feeling low, and you need your daily dose of motivation, explore our compendium of inspirational quotes that will entirely alter the way you think.

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

- Man and Superman , George Bernard Shaw

Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.

- John Dewey

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.

- Phyllis Diller

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

- Joshua J. Marine

Every man has his own destiny; the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.

- The Books in My Life , Henry Miller

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.

- Benjamin Franklin

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.

- John Quincy Adams

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

- The Discourses , Epictetus

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.

- Danny Kaye

No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more that pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto.

- W. Clement Stone

Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.

- Henry Steele Commager

We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.

- Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking , Malcolm Gladwell

To succeed, you need to take that gut feeling in what you believe and act on it with all of your heart.

- Christy Borgeld

Believe deep down in your heart that you're destined to do great things.

- Joe Paterno

Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.

- Mary Kay Ash

It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.

- Roy Disney

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.

- Demosthenes

The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.

- Albert Einstein

I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.

- Thomas A. Edison

An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.

- Rudyard Kipling

Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.

- Ayn Rand

Without wonder and insight, acting is just a trade. With it, it becomes creation.

- Bette Davis

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force - that thoughts rule the world.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I intend to live forever, or die trying.

- Groucho Marx

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.

- Helen Keller

When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.

- Helen Keller

A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.

- Bruce Lee

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.

- Eleanor Roosevelt

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.

- Salvador Dali

I like thinking big. If you're going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big.

- Donald Trump

We learn our virtues from our friends who love us; our faults from the enemy who hates us. We cannot easily discover our real character from a friend. He is a mirror, on which the warmth of our breath impedes the clearness of the reflection.

- Jean Paul

A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.

- Victor Hugo

Dreams are necessary to life.

- Anais Nin

Just as a flower which seems beautiful and has color but no perfume, so are the fruitless words of the man who speaks them but does them not.

- John Dewey

My mother told me I was dancing before I was born. She could feel my toes tapping wildly inside her for months.

- Ginger Rogers

Competition is not only the basis of protection to the consumer, but is the incentive to progress.

- Herbert Hoover

Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.

- Michael Jordan

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