Inspirational Quotes

A collection of inspirational quotes is not just for reading. Provocative thoughts are recorded to encourage you and to motivate you to be all that you can be!

The beneficial aspect of these writings occurs when a person digests, mulls over, thinks about, and then puts into practice that which has been assimilated into one's psychic makeup.

  1. In the mist there is clearing; it is within this small opening that opportunity becomes known.
    Rosy Lee Anderson

  2. Courage without hope is like casting action into oblivion.
    Rory R. Cuphist

  3. Those who live to help others gain confidence or to overcome obstacles are those whose character shines in unselfishness.
    Kate Summers

  4. You cannot overcome adversity by sticking your head in the 
sand. Theodore W. Higgingsworth

  5. You cannot overcome adversity by sticking your head in the sand.
    Theodore W. Higgingsworth

  6. Courage isn't that brave act like running into a burning building to rescue a mother and child, or by jumping into a raging river to save a stranger. Courage is the ability to meet the continuous challenges of each day without losing hope.
    Byron R. Pulsifer

  7. Joy cannot be held hostage to fear, pain, anger, disappointment, sadness, or grief. At the end of any given day, he amount of joy you experienced is the exact amount of joy you chose to experience. You, my friend, are in charge.
    Kay Warren



  8. Instead of feeling discouraged, people should feel inspired 
and challenged after being with you. Lindsay J. Hallie

  9. Instead of feeling discouraged, people should feel inspired and challenged after being with you.
    Lindsay J. Hallie, Happiness: Discover Happiness at Every Age... At Every Stage of Life

  10. It takes no courage to be an optimist, but it takes a great deal of courage to have hope.
    Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

  11. We need more than a silver-lining outlook on life. Much, much more. We need an unbreakable, unquenchable hope.
    John Eldredge



  12. The beginning of the day is not a 
time for fear but, instead, it is a time for action. Why? 
Because action is always the antidote for fear. Byron R. Pulsifer

  13. The beginning of the day is not a time for fear but, instead, it is a time for action. Why? Because action is always the antidote for fear.
    Byron R. Pulsifer

  14. There is great courage in living life to the fullest, living with authenticity and a sense of alignment with one’s most deeply held values. And sometimes, simply getting up every day and putting one foot in front of the other is an act of immense courage. Barbara Bonner

  15. If we shift our time-management and life-management paradigms from balance to rhythm, we can bring our lives into harmony with the rhythms of the natural world—and resolve the nnecessary guilt we feel over trying, but failing, to keep everything in balance.
    Bruce B. Miller



  16. Self-confidence has the ability to inspire, while arrogance is an
 incredible turn-off. Charles Lamont

  17. Self-confidence has the ability to inspire, while arrogance is an incredible turn-off.
    Charles Lamont, Power of Self Confidence

  18. Strong does not mean to be overbearing, or to discard or ignore the feeelings of others. But, it does mean to stand up for what is proper and right no matter the odds or circumstances.
    Byron R. Pulsifer

  19. Something only becomes a failure when you completely give up.
    Tina Smith



  20. Go with the flow; observe the change, while loving yourself and all of your complexities.
    Cat O'Connor, 30 Days Of Inspiration

  21. Another easy way of helping yourself embrace the positive things in life is by trying to find something good in each day. Dylan j Cameron

  22. To embark on a new direction is risky and dangerous. You never know whether you can make it.
    Edward Dunedin

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  23. If your faith is tested and you can’t run as you used to do, walk. If you can’t walk, limp along. If you can’t limp, crawl and if you can’t crawl, roll. Handle suffering with so much style and dignity that others would envy you and wish to take your place. You can choose to look beautiful or battered in suffering – choose the former.
    Eastwood Anaba

  24. Stop blaming the external world, and focus on yourself. What can you do to make things better?
    AJ Winters, The Motivation Switch



  25. Action is the bridge that takes us from where we are to where
 we greatly desire to be. Demond Jackson

  26. Action is the bridge that takes us from where we are to where we greatly desire to be.
    Demond Jackson

  27. Figure out what will make you smile, And make that feeling true. Life will take you everywhere, If you only allow yourself too.
    Julie Hebert



  28. Goals force you to push yourself. Sean Lysaght

  29. Goals force you to push yourself.
    Sean Lysaght, Personal Success

  30. Knowledge is power for the individual who holds it.
    Dave Coplin, Business Reimagined

  31. Laughter lowers stress level, which hinders the brain from functioning better.
    Philip Vang



  32. Inspiration to act against all odds for the betterment of 
others is a bold act of defiance. Byron R. Pulsifer

  33. Inspiration to act against all odds for the betterment of others is a bold act of defiance.
    Byron R. Pulsifer

  34. Life goes through a series of changing.
    Jane John-Nwankwo, How to Become a Better Wife

  35. Allow positive thoughts to shape your life.
    Christopher Michaels


  36. It is only when you can get clear on who you are and who you want to be in the world, that you can be anchored to your own truth.
    Janeen Latini, Love to Lead. Lead to Love

  37. You cannot survive life alone because you are not a perfect genius who knows everything under the sun.
    Faith Starr, Stop Self-Sabotaging and Shift your Paradigm to Success

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  38. When you're reading more, you're learning more.
    Jacob Reimer, Entrepreneurship: Rich Habits - 33 Daily Habits of the Rich & Wealthy!

  39. The key to success, happiness, and abundance all sit within you.
    Michael Austin Jacobs




  40. Design your entire life on how you want to be remembered.
Roberts Rivers

  41. Design your life on how you want to be remembered. Robert Rivers, Happiness Is Possible




  42. It is a truism that no one is immune from making mistakes; even you.
Byron R. Pulsifer

  43. It is a truism that no one is immune from making mistakes; even you.
    Byron R. Pulsifer

  44. But what separates the masters from the mediocre is their attitude toward failure.
    Jonathan Harnum, Practice Like This

  45. A better life rarely just happens. We have to choose change, choose a better life.
    Maya Green


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  46. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
    Winston Churchill

  47. Courage is grace under pressure.
    Ernest Hemingway

  48. Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
    T. S. Eliot

  49. We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.


  50. He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
    Muhammad Ali

  51. Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
    C. S. Lewis

  52. Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.
    John Wayne

  53. Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
    John F. Kennedy


  54. You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
    Aristotle

  55. Not knowing how things will turn out is what keeps life intriguing and fuels hope.
    Janet Springer, Unbreakable Willpower

  56. Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
    W. Clement Stone

  57. How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.
    Benjamin Franklin

  58. Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
    Anais Nin

  59. Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts.
    John Wooden


  60. Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.
    Victor Hugo

  61. Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
    George S. Patton

  62. Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
    Billy Graham

  63. America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.
    Harry S. Truman

  64. If you're not stubborn, you'll give up on experiments too soon. And if you're not flexible, you'll pound your head against the wall and you won't see a different solution to a problem you're trying to solve. Jeff Bezos

  65. Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!
    Thomas A. Edison

  66. Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.
    Benjamin Disraeli

  67. Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.
    Thomas Szasz

  68. The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.
    Hightower

  69. To have courage for whatever comes in life - everything lies in that.
    Saint Teresa of Avila

  70. Courage is found in unlikely places.
    J. R. R. Tolkien


  71. The secret to happiness is freedom... And the secret to freedom is courage.
    Thucydides

  72. Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.
    Harper Lee

  73. A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die.
    Les Brown

  74. Courage is the greatest of all virtues, because if you haven't courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others.
    Samuel Johnson

  75. Success and failure. We think of them as opposites, but they’re really not. They’re companions – the hero and the sidekick.
    Lawrence Shames


  76. Strong does not mean to be overbearing, or to discard or ignore the feeelings of others. But, it does mean to stand up for what is proper and right no matter the odds or circumstances.
    Byron R. Pulsifer

  77. Something only becomes a failure when you completely give up.
    Tina Smith

  78. You cannot overcome adversity by sticking your head in the sand.
    Theodore W. Higgingsworth

  79. Challenge yourself with something you know you could never do, and what you’ll find is that you can overcome anything.
    Author Unknown

  80. The strength to carry on does not find its source externally given; its strength lies within the heart of one with more vision of the future than of that which has already passed.
    Byron R. Pulsifer


  81. God gives every bird its food, but he does not just throw it in the nest.
    Author Unknown

  82. To be brave, you overcome fear and listen to the small voice inside you to do what’s right, regardless of what others say. To be brave doesn’t mean you’ll never be afraid, but it does mean facing your fears.
    Michael Stutman

  83. It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters in the end.
    Ursula LeGuin

  84. To reach your goals in life, you’ve got to bridge the 12 inch gaps between your head, your heart and your gut.
    Grant M. Bright

  85. A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
    Christopher Reeve


  86. It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.
    Napoleon Hill

  87. It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.
    Julius Caesar

  88. What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight–it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
    Dwight D. Eisenhower

  89. You must begin to intrinsically think of yourself as a success in order to become more successful in the future. If you decide that you will find somehow or some way to achieve your goals, then you will move forward in your life and experience a large number of successes.
    Linda Garrison

  90. You can do what you want to do, accomplish what you want to accomplish, attain any reasonable objective you may have in mind. Not all of a sudden, perhaps, not in one swift and sweeping act of achievement. But you can do it gradually, day by day and play by play, if you want to do it, if you work to do it over a sufficiently long period of time.
    William E. Holler

  91. It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare. It is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
    Seneca

  92. Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step. Only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road.
    Dag Hammarskjold


  93. It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist.
    Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

  94. Faith is like a bird that feels dawn breaking and sings while it is still dark.
    Scandinavian Proverb

  95. Victory is reserved for those willing to pay its price. Sun Tzu

  96. Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.
    Mary Anne Radmacher-Hershey

  97. Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not invite us to have them.
    John Updike


  98. A diamond is a piece of coal that finished what it started.
    Author Unknown

  99. Dream as if you’ll live for ever. Live as if you’ll die today.
    James Dean

  100. If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you are always in the same place.
    Nora Roberts

  101. Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
    Foster C. McClelland

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