Inspiration Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old inspiration quotes, inspiration sayings, and inspiration proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Inspiration is one thing and you can't control it, but hard work is what keeps the ship moving. Good luck means, work hard. Keep up the good work. Kevin Eubanks
My daughter is my greatest inspiration. Whitney Houston
You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. Jack London
Inspiration comes from so many sources. Music, other fiction, the non-fiction I read, TV shows, films, news reports, people I know, stories I hear, misheard words or lyrics, dreams Trudi Canavan
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. Aristotle Onassis
The best way to predict the future is to invent it. Alan Kay
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. Henry David Thoreau
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become. Oprah Winfrey
Inspiration and genius--one and the same. Victor Hugo
Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity. Bo Bennett
Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud. Maya Angelou
Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. Swami Sivananda
Believe you can and you're halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt
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. Maya Angelou
Whoever is happy will make others happy too. Anne Frank
I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.' Muhammad Ali
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. Rabindranath Tagore
When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome. Wilma Rudolph
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you. Walt Whitman
Out of difficulties grow miracles. Jean De La Bruyere
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. Martin Luther
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. Harriet Beecher Stowe
Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back. Babe Ruth
Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future. Steve Jobs
If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. Milton Berle
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. Charlotte Whitton
Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. Robert Frost
Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls. Joseph Campbell
I dwell in possibility. Emily Dickinson
From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow. Aeschylus
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. Hermann Hesse
Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit. Bernard Williams
It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot
Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment. Arthur Helps
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. Leo Buscaglia
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself. James Allen
Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind. Johannes Brahms
I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life - and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do. Georgia O'Keeffe
What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains! John Muir
I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today! William Allen White
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish. Tony Robbins
Nothing is worth more than this day. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past. Richard Bach
Great hopes make great men. Thomas Fuller
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon... must inevitably come to pass! Paul J. Meyer
Ideas shape the course of history. John Maynard Keynes
I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings. Gustave Flaubert
The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility. Charles Kettering
Colour is my day-long obsession, joy, and torment. Claude Monet
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. CS Lewis
Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first or last time. Betty Smith
The richness I achieve comes from nature, the source of my inspiration. Claude Monet
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams
For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
You can pray for anything, and if you believe that you've received it, it will be yours, Mark 11:24
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. Harriet Tubman
As I continue through the corridors of life I search for the inspirational light that burns bright within each and every person on any given night. John Fritz Jr.
Great lies never go out; they go on. Benjamin Harison
The morning ripe with the promise / a fruited tree waiting to be harvested / flourishes in the garden of the mind. Carolyn Brunelle
Your example is far more influential and inspiring than any words of instruction, or threats, or even words of encouragement. Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival. Sir Winston Churchill
Inspiration is necessary for poetry as in geometry. Aleksandr Pushkin
Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration, and inspiration. Evan Esar
The inspiration you seek is already within you. Be silent and listen. Dimz Media
Inspiration / From somewhere beyond / Lights the flame of my passion / Like a magic wand / Devotion and love causes / The flames to rise higher / Suddenly awakening / My deepest desires. Inspiration
A tiny flake. / A single seed. / Inspiration came / and went, / but it left its mark, / and laid foundations / for me to build upon. Robert Heigh
Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create. Roy T. Bennett
I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan
Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve. Mary Kay Ash
If we have the attitude that it’s going to be a great day it usually is. Catherine Pulsifer
If something is important enough, even if the odds are stacked against you, you should still do it. Elon Musk
If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. Vincent Van Gogh
Unsuccessful people make their decisions based on their current situations. Successful people make their decisions based on where they want to be. Benjamin Hardy
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. Arthur Ashe
Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you. Walt Whitman
Turn your wounds into wisdom. Oprah