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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.

Rabindranath Tagore

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.

Life Rain
Ellen DeGeneres

Find out who you are and be that person. That's what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come.

Anne Frank

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.

Lao Tzu

Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.

Hermann Hesse

I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.

Robin Williams

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.

Osama bin Laden

Your security is not in the hands of Kerry, Bush or al-Qaida. Your security is in your own hands.

Gautama Buddha

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.

Alan Watts

You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.

Robert Frost

The best way out is always through.

Blaise Pascal

Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.

Anais Nin

Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.

Life Love Dreams
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Light tomorrow with today!

Patrick Jake O'Rourke

Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

Donnie Yen

Better to be called something positive and inspirational than something negative.

Aristotle

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

Vince Lombardi

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.

Eudora Welty

Never think you've seen the last of anything.

Jules Renard

Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.

Action
Neil Armstrong

I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine.

Anne Frank

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!

Joseph Campbell

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.

John F. Kennedy

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

Bruce Lee

If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.

William Shakespeare

We know what we are, but know not what we may be.

I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.

Isaac Newton

If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.

Morgan Freeman

Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen - that stillness becomes a radiance.

Martin Luther

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.

World Tree
Dalai Lama

I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.

Les Brown

Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars.

Patrick Jake O'Rourke

Even very young children need to be informed about dying. Explain the concept of death very carefully to your child. This will make threatening him with it much more effective.

Ronald Reagan

We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.

Muhammad Ali

I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'

One of the things that I did before I ran for president is I was a professional speaker. Not a motivational speaker - an inspirational speaker. Motivation comes from within. You have to be inspired. That's what I do. I inspire people, I inspire the public, I inspire my staff. I inspired the organizations I took over to want to succeed.

Stephen Colbert

I used to make up stuff in my bio all the time, that I used to be a professional ice-skater and stuff like that. I found it so inspirational. Why not make myself cooler than I am?

Desmond Tutu

Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.

Soren Kierkegaard

A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.

Arthur Ashe

From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.

Life Living
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

Vince Lombardi

The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

Brittany Murphy

I think if there's something one needs to change with oneself, it doesn't have to happen in the New Year. You can do that any time you please - not that it's not a good inspirational tactic for the people that it works for.

Rabindranath Tagore

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.

Gautama Buddha

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.

Walt Whitman

Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.

George Eliot

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

Joseph Campbell

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.

Norman Vincent Peale

Change your thoughts and you change your world.

Robert Browning

Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a heaven for?

Andre Gide

Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.

Leo Buscaglia

The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.

H. Jackson Brown Jr.

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.

Audrey Hepburn

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!

Helen Keller

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.

John Wayne

Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.

Plato

Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.

Maya Angelou

Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.

Henry David Thoreau

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.

William Morris

Not on one strand are all life's jewels strung.

Michael Jackson

Let us dream of tomorrow where we can truly love from the soul, and know love as the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation.

Sylvester Stallone

I believe there's an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts.

Alexander the Great

There is nothing impossible to him who will try.

Anne Frank

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

Salvador Dali

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.

Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.

Joseph Campbell

We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.

Plutarch

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.

Wallace Stevens

The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.

William Arthur Ward

When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.

Michael Jordan

If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.

Adolf Hitler

Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.

Warren Buffett

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

Maya Angelou

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

Life Zeal Humor
Emily Dickinson

I dwell in possibility.

John Maynard Keynes

Ideas shape the course of history.

Sir Thomas Browne

Be charitable before wealth makes you covetous.

Adolf Hitler

Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.

Bertrand Russell

The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

Anatole France

It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.

Henry Ward Beecher

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.

William Blake

If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.

Benjamin Disraeli

Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.

Thomas Moore

True change takes place in the imagination.

George Carlin

I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, "Where's the self-help section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.

To me, the Seventies were very inspirational and very influential... With my whole persona as Snoop Dogg, as a person, as a rapper. I just love the Seventies style, the way all the players dressed nice, you know, kept their hair looking good, drove sharp cars and they talked real slick.

Albert Camus

Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.

Soren Kierkegaard

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

Malcolm X

Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.

Christopher Morley

Act like you expect to get into the end zone.

Steve Jobs

Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future.

Gautama Buddha

What we think, we become.

Walt Whitman

We convince by our presence.

Khalil Gibran

Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.

Dalai Lama

With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.

Isaac Asimov

And above all things, never think that you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning.