Inspirational Sayings and Quotes

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

A journey of a thousand leagues begins beneath one's feet. Lao Tzu
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway. Earl Nightingale
You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. Christopher Columbus
It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot
Opportunities don't happen. You create them. Chris Grosser
Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you see can inspire you. Grace Coddington
The best dreams happen when you're awake. Cherie Gilderbloom
I haven't failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. Thomas Edison
We become what we think about. Earl Nightingale
Light tomorrow with today. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney
Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you. Jesus
Believe you can and you're halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt
Only in the darkness can you see the stars. Martin Luther King Jr.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller
Sometimes you can't see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others. Ellen DeGeneres
Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. Babe Ruth
Make each day your masterpiece. John Wooden
Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow. Helen Keller
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. Jimmy Johnson
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. Albert Einstein
When you come to a roadblock, take a detour. Mary Kay Ash
Every moment is a fresh beginning. T.S. Eliot
It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark. Howard Ruff
I will not follow where the path may lead, but I will go where there is no path, and I will leave a trail. Muriel Strode
The mind is everything. What you think you become. Buddha
Do it with passion, or not at all. Rosa Nouchette Carey
It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop. Confucius
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. Henry David Thoreau
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
The grass is greener where you water it. Neil Barringham
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. Ralph Waldo Emerson
In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed. Sid Caesar
Once you choose hope, anything's possible. Christopher Reeve
Either you run the day, or the day runs you. Jim Rohn
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. Mae West
You cannot save people, you can just love them. Anais Nin
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. Pablo Picasso
If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try. Seth Godin
Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. Charles Swindoll
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. Eleanor Roosevelt
Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail. Charles Kettering
Don't count the days, make the days count. Muhammad Ali
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. John Wooden
I never dream of success. I worked for it. Estee Lauder
The only way to do great work is to love what you do. Steve Jobs
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Napoleon Hill
If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. Milton Berle
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing. That's why we recommend it daily. Zig Ziglar
If you hear or read stories on how successful people achieve their extraordinary accomplishments, most of them always start by stating their secret; they follow their passion. John Baskin
So if you have a dream then just believe that you can achieve it no matter what. Even when you can't feel deep in your heart any words of encouragement, just believe in your dream and your heart will finally show you the way. Shuchi Gupta
We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history. Sonia Johnson
If you focus on the possible when you experience difficult situations, YOU CAN positively change your outlook, reduce your stress, and concentrate on achieving things that otherwise may not have been possible. Catherine Pulsifer
Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens. Epictetus
Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration, and inspiration. Evan Esar
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. Robert Collier
Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there. Bo Jackson
Without self-discipline, success is impossible. Lou Holtz
The past can hurt. But you can either run from it or, learn from it. The Lion King
Until you start believing in yourself, you ain't gonna have a life! Rocky Balboa
The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all. Mulan
You can like the life you're living, you can live the life you like. Chicago
Don't be afraid to be weak; don't be too proud to be strong. Just look into your heart, my friend. Enigma
Simple can be harder than complex; you have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. Steve Jobs
My favorite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time. Steve Jobs
Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. Steve Jobs
The most persevering becomes the most talented. Maxime Lagacé
If you perform the sacrifice of doing your duty, you do not have to do anything else. Devoted to duty, man attains perfection. Bhagavad Gita
Everyone you admire was once a beginner. Jack Butcher
Judge nothing, you will be happy. Forgive everything, you will be happier. Love everything, you will be happiest. Sri Chinmoy
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. E.E.Cummings
Ignore those who tell you which way to go without first understanding where you are. James Pierce
Young people willing to push super hard to make something happen are the most powerful forces in the world. Sam Altman
It always seems impossible until it's done. Nelson Mandela
You must be the change you want to see in the world. Thandi
If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary. Jim Rohn
Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out. John Wooden
Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill
Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value. Albert Einstein