101 Inspirational Quotes

A collection of short 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.

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  1. When others disappoint you, be encouraged by remembering that we all have strengths and weaknesses. Victoria L. Adenson
    Poems of Encouragement



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



  3. Be grateful for these people in your life who will stand by you in the good and the strife.   Catherine Pulsifer, Perfect Family
    Poems About Family



  4. The richness I achieve comes from nature, the source of my inspiration.   Claude Monet
    Nature Poems



  5. Design your entire life on how you want to be remembered.
Roberts Rivers
  6. Not knowing how things will turn out is what keeps life intriguing and fuels hope. Janet Springer, Unbreakable Willpower
    Life Mottos



  7. Stars may burn out nor mountain walls endure - but God is true; His promises are sure to those who seek. M. G. Plantz, God Is True
    Poems About Faith



  8. Keep the spirit of Christmas alive - show your love and kindness too - to everyone and all you do.   Catherine Pulsifer, Keep The Spirit
    Christmas Poems



  9. Blessed is the man that loveth Nature, for he shall never be lonely! William Steward Gordon, The Psalm Of The Woodsman
    Nature Poems



  10. allow positive thoughts...
  11. Allow positive thoughts to shape your life. Christopher Michaels
    Life Choices



  12. Those who live to help others gain confidence or to overcome obstacles are those whose character shines in unselfishness. Kate Summers
    Poems About Helping Others



  13. Many friends that travelled with me reached Heaven's portal long ago...they are waiting at the door; waiting only for my coming - the beloved ones gone before. H. M. Reasoner, Friends That Travelled With Me
    Heaven Poems



  14. Never give up! It is wiser and better always to hope than once to despair Martin Farquhar Tupper, Never Give Up!
    Never Give Up Poem



  15. ...the two kinds of people on earth that I mean are the people who lift, and the people who lean Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Two Kinds Of People
    Poems For Teenagers



  16. I have a motto for the new year. ... It is this: "True greatness consists of being great in little things." E. A. R. Shepherd, My Mottoes
    New Year Poems



  17. It is not God's Will that You be Discouraged - It's God's will that you have Courage to Overcome every situation in life. Charles and Frances Hunter
    God Inspirational Quotes



  18. You cannot overcome adversity by sticking your head in the 
sand. Theodore W. Higgingsworth
  19. You cannot overcome adversity by sticking your head in the sand. Theodore W. Higgingsworth
    Adversity Quotes



  20. Dare to be more, to risk more, to inspire others, to live life to the fullest by doing your best.  Catherine Pulsifer
    Dare To Be



  21. For the lives of men are so inclined that no matter how far we roam, no distance can sever the ties that bind our hearts to love of home   Alex Tuer, A Dream of Home
    Poems About Home



  22. In that Book of Life, God's Album, may your name be penned with care   William Van Vorst, God's Album
    Poems About God



  23. For the love of God is broader than the measure of mankind F. W. Faber, Love Of God
    God's Love



  24. Remember, like the snowflake, that each one of us is unique and that truly is a plus! Catherine Pulsifer, Unique
    Poems About Snowflakes



  25. You hurt yourself more when you don't forgive and close the door. Let it go, don't despair forgive others and clear the air.   Catherine Pulsifer, Forgive Others
    Forgiveness Poems



  26. Still somewhere the sun is sending forth great rays of brilliant light illuminating souls that once were filled with dreadful night
    James Henry Thomas, Somewhere



  27. It [opportunity] may come in the sun, yet look still in the storm.For misfortunes may show you its bright beaming form. David V. Bush
    Opportunity Poem



  28. 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
    Courage Quotes



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  30. Always remember to forget the troubles that passed away.
    But never forget to remember the blessings that come each day.
    Irish Blessing



  31. O germ! O fount! O word of love! O thought at random cast! Ye were but little at the first, but mighty at the last.   Charles MacKay, Small Beginnings
    Little Things Poems



  32. As the radiant bow that scattereth all our faithlessness with proof of a seedtime and a harvest, so the rain upon the roof. Mrs. F. B. Gage, The Rain Upon The Roof
    Poems About Rain



  33. Hope, freedom, sunlight, knowledge come not to wealth alone; he who looks far for blessings will overlook his own. Sarah Knowles Bolton, Blessings Near At Hand
    Poems About Contentment



  34. Love, strength, and courage; courage, strength, and love -the heroes of all time are built thereof. Charlotte Perkins Stetson, Heroism
    Courage Poems



  35. Life will have its ups and downs, along with smiles and frowns. But as you journey on the road ahead follow your heart, be not led. Catherine Pulsifer Only The Beginning
    A New Chapter In Life



  36. 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.  Kay Warren
    Just For Today



  37. Instead of feeling discouraged, people should feel inspired 
and challenged after being with you. Lindsay J. Hallie
  38. 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
    Discouragement Quotes



  39. Joy is a state of heart and is the only one of these three states - happiness, peace, and joy - that you and you alone can control.   Ellen Miller, The One Year Book of Inspiration for Girlfriends
    Poems About Happiness



  40. God gives us all some small, sweet way, to set the world rejoicing.   Author Unknown
    Poems About Joy



  41. in the mist there is clearing...
  42. In the mist there is clearing; it is within this small opening that opportunity becomes known. Rosy Lee Anderson
    Opportunity Quotes



  43. Courage without hope is like casting action into oblivion. Rory R. Cuphist
    Hope Quotes



  44. For dogs are very special friends...they bring a joy, a healing power that shines out far and wide.....the ever patient, faithful friends to keep watch by your side! John McLeod, The Ever Patient Faithful Friend
    Faithful Friends



  45. I want to be able as days go by, always to look myself straight in the eye; I don't want to stand with the setting sun and hate myself for the things I've done. Edgar A. Guest
    Myself



  46. Butterflies bend with the wind, it's true. Still they get where they want to go. They arrive by persistence through their own insistence...  Author Unknown, Legend of the Butterfly
    Butterfly Poem



  47. 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.
  48. 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
    Action Quotes



  49. When certain steps don't work out don't sit and pout
    Remember how far you have come from the first baby step to what now you've become. Catherine Pulsifer, Baby Steps
    Self Doubt Quotes



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



  51. There are people in our lives who inspire and encourage us. You, Mom, are at the top of the list. Kate Summers
    Birthday Poems For Mom



  52. Self-confidence has the ability to inspire, while arrogance is an
 incredible turn-off. Charles Lamon
  53. Self-confidence has the ability to inspire, while arrogance is an incredible turn-off. Charles Lamont, Power of Self Confidence
    Short Inspirational Quotes



  54. My house eternal in the heavens is lighted by the smile of God
    Phoebe Cary, Reconciled



  55. 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 necessary guilt we feel over trying, but failing, to keep everything in balance. Bruce B. Miller
    Balance Quotes



  56. Anytime we set out on a journey we usually have a map or a GPS. But for the journey of life have faith in the words of the Bible, and use it as your guide. Catherine Pulsifer
    Journey of Faith



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



  59. Improvement is not in the eyes of the beholder - its' fruits become evident in behaviors and actions. And you will motivate others when they see your results. Byron R. Pulsifer
    Improvement Quotes



  60. Something only becomes a failure when you completely give up.  Tina Smith
    Failure Quotes



  61. Be an inspiration to others. Design your life on how you want to be remembered. Robert Rivers, Happiness Is Possible
    Short Quotes



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



  63. Another easy way of helping yourself embrace the positive things in life is by trying to find something good in each day.
  64. 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
    Positive Quotes



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



  66. Make kindness a habit today, spread love and kindness in every way Catherine Pulsifer, A Habit To Embrace
    Kindness Poems



  67. Those who truly lead are able to create a following of people who act not because they were swayed, but because they were inspired. Simon Sinek, Start with Why
    Leadership Qualities



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



  70. A gift of benevolence secures gratitude and leaves our hearts o.k.. J. J. Thorne
    Love And Kindness



  71. On the veteran's honored brow. God keep them long amid home and friends  C. C. Hassler, Veteran's
    Veterans Poem



  72. Action is the bridge that takes us from where we are to where
 we greatly desire to be. Demond Jackson
  73. Action is the bridge that takes us from where we are to where we greatly desire to be.Demond Jackson
    Actions Speak Louder Than Words



  74. The truth is that you have phenomenal power to become well and stay well. J. B. Owen, Ignite Your Health and Wellness
    Wellness Quotes



  75. You can't convince anyone to do anything unless you believe wholeheartedly in what you are doing, or what you are saying, or what you are selling. Theodore W. Higgingsworth
    Motivational Sales Quotes



  76. 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
    Smile Poem



  77. Goals force you to push yourself. Sean Lysaght
  78. Goals force you to push yourself. Sean Lysaght, Personal Success
    Goals Quotes



  79. Hide not the thoughts that God puts in your heart, and ever be glad thy strength to impart. Caleb Davis Bradlee
    Let Your Light Shine



  80. Any children granted us, we’ve come to understand more fully, are gifts of God, no matter how they are given. Ray Guarendi, Adoption
    Adoption Quotes



  81. Yet to fear retirement is to fear life. People all too often fear retirement because they focus on what they are giving up instead of what they are gaining. Ernie Zelinski, How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free
    Retirement Poems



  82.  Knowledge is power for the individual who holds it.
  83. Knowledge is power for the individual who holds it. Dave Coplin, Business Reimagined
    Knowledge Quotes



  84. Life isn't meant to provide a continuous whirl of flash and excitement - just a few well-placed sparks to brighten our horizon, sail the trade winds of our memory, and leave a perfect afterglow in our hearts. Gina Mohammed, Ph. D.
    Treasured Memories



  85. The roads that I travel, what have I to fear?
    What a coward I'd be
    If I tried not to see
    The roses of hope and the sunshine of cheer. Edgar A. Guest, Roses and Sunshine
    Life Journey



  86. Inspiration to act against all odds for the betterment of 
others is a bold act of defiance. Byron R. Pulsifer
  87. Inspiration to act against all odds for the betterment of others is a bold act of defiance. Byron R. Pulsifer
    Helping Others Quotes



  88. Stand still and hear God speaking to your soul... Remember, time is His; He’s in control! Greta Zwaan, Time Belongs To God
    God's Timing



  89. Life goes through a series of changing. Jane John-Nwankwo, How to Become a Better Wife
    Positive Quotes About Change



  90. Laughter lowers stress level, which hinders the brain from functioning better.
  91. Laughter lowers stress level, which hinders the brain from functioning better. Philip Vang
    Stress Relief Quotes



  92. 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
    Truth Quotes



  93. 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
    Life Quotes



  94. 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....
    You can choose to look beautiful or battered in suffering – choose the former.  Eastwood Anaba
    Faith Over Fear



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



  97. When life is getting you down,
    And you feel as if you might drown.
    Hold on tight, and start to fight,
    And eventually you won't want to frown...  Julie Hebert, Life Getting You Down
    Letting Go Poem



  98. A better life rarely just happens. We have to choose change, choose a better life.
    Maya Green
    Poems About Change



  99. It is a truism that no one is immune from making mistakes; even you.
Byron R. Pulsifer
  100. It is a truism that no one is immune from making mistakes; even you.
    Byron R. Pulsifer
    Mistake Quotes



  101. 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
    Problem Solving Quotes



  102. If you give up and quit, you will always wonder "what if" Take a deep breath and start again, let learning and failure be a friend. Catherine Pulsifer, What If
    Don't Quit Poem



  103. But what separates the masters from the mediocre is their attitude toward failure.
  104. But what separates the masters from the mediocre is their attitude toward failure.
    Jonathan Harnum, Practice Like This
    Attitude Quotes



  105. 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
    Deep Quotes About Life



  106. 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
    Poems About Goals



  107. 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
    Success Quotes



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



  110. We have many mentors in our life, like my Grandma, she taught, inspired, and encouraged me more than I could have ever learn in a book. Become a mentor to someone!  Kate Summers
    Mentor Quotes



  111. And as uncomfortable and draining as conflict can be, conflict in and of itself isn’t really the problem. It’s how we handle it that matters. Amy Gallo, HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict
    Conflict Quotes



  112. Inspirational leadership addresses people's inner motivators, values, and emotions. It is a key ingredient in building great organizations, and it is the most effective leadership approach when organizations need to massively change and improve. Claudio Feser, When Execution Isn't Enough: Decoding Inspirational Leadership
    Leadership Qualities



  113. To do something great, you must first become uncomfortable. Uncomfortable always comes before comfortable.
  114. To do something great, you must first become uncomfortable. Uncomfortable always comes before comfortable. Mark Dudley, Morning Inspirations I
    Quotes To Live By



  115. A lot of people aren't inspired by other people's success. Instead, they are overwhelmed and threatened by it. Jealousy and negativity kick in, and Hate rears its ugly head. Dan Norris, Create Or Hate
    Overwhelmed Quotes



  116. Oprah Winfrey ... is arguably the world's most powerful woman that inspired the world to believe that you can become anything you want, if you only believe in yourself. Gifford Thomas, The Inspirational Leader
    Believe Quotes



  117. Start your week by reading some inspirational quotes that will encourage and motivate you to have a great week. Catherine Pulsifer
    Quotations



  118. May you also be inspired by nature and may its wisdom motivate you to take a trip to the outdoors and spend some time reconnecting with nature's beauty.
  119. May you also be inspired by nature and may its wisdom motivate you to take a trip to the outdoors and spend some time reconnecting with nature's beauty. Cesar Iriarte, Nature's Wisdom
    Garden Poems



  120. Teams aren’t about sameness ... Instead they’re about unlocking what is unique about each of us, in the service of something shared. A team, at its finest, insists on the unique contribution of each of its members ... Marcus Buckingham, Nine Lies About Work
    Teamwork Quotes



  121. True peace comes from living a life in alignment with one's inspired vision. This peace comes from orienting our hearts in such a way that external factors (people, norms, events) no longer dictate the direction of our internal path. Benjamin P. Hardy, Slipstream Time Hacking
    Desiderata Poem



  122. Unlike intuition, inspiration doesn't happen out of the blue, creative minds actively seek inspiration and there is always this need for something inspiring, so just like a physical or bodily need, inspiration is a mental need and when this internal need for creativity meets an external object, an inspiration happens. Saberi Roy
    Creativity



  123. Happiness is not a product of what you get or take; it is a direct result of what and how you give to others be that service, caring, compassion or inspirationally. Byron Pulsifer
    Happiness Quotes

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