A Collection of 200 Inspirational Quotes

A Collection of 200 Inspirational Quotes

Ever feel down and out, like the whole world is out to get you? Well, our carefully selected collection of inspirational quotes is a sure fire way to spark your motivation and give you a well needed boost of energy ! Be sure to let us know your favorites in the comments below !

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“It’s never crowded along the extra mile.”

Wayne W. Dyer (2009). “A Promise Is a Promise: An Almost Unbelievable Story of a Mother’s Unconditional Love and What It Can Teach Us: Easyread Large Edition”, p.1, ReadHowYouWant.com

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

Mark Twain, Caroline Thomas Harnsberger (2009). “Mark Twain at Your Fingertips: A Book of Quotations”, p.354, Courier Corporation

“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”

MARK TWAIN, “Mark Twain, selected writings of an American skeptic”. Book by Mark Twain, 1983.
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“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

Inspirational Quotes STEVE JOBS, Commencement Address at Stanford University, delivered 12 June 2005, Palo Alto, CA

“A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.”

John C. Maxwell (2001). “The Power of Leadership”, p.18, David C Cook

“The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.”

WILLIAM JAMES, Letter to his class at Radcliffe College, 6 Apr. 1896, in Letters (1920) vol. 2, p. 33
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“When inspiration does not come, I go for a walk, go to the movie, talk to a friend, let go… The muse is bound to return again, especially if I turn my back!”

Inspirational QuotesJUDY COLLINS, “Wise Highs: How to Thrill, Chill, & Get Away from It All Without Alcohol or Other Drugs” by Alex J. Packer, (p. 213), 2006.

“You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.”

Swami Vivekananda (2015). “The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda”, p.2374, Manonmani Publishers

“I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.”

Stephen W. Hawking (1993). “Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays”, Bantam
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“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

Inspirational Quotes STEVE JOBS, Commencement Address at Stanford University, delivered 12 June 2005, Palo Alto, CA

“We never grow closer to God when we just live life. It takes deliberate pursuit and attentiveness.”

Francis Chan (2013). “Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God”, p.170, David C Cook

“A sum can be put right: but only by going back till you find the error and working it afresh from that point, never by simply going on.”

C. S. Lewis (1984). “The Business of Heaven: Daily Readings from C. S. Lewis”, p.134, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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“There are powers inside of you which, if you could discover and use, would make of you everything you ever dreamed or imagined you could become.”

ORISON SWETT MARDEN(2015). “ORISON SWETT MARDEN Premium Collection – Wisdom & Empowerment Series (18 Books in One Volume): Steps to Success and Power, How to Get What You Want, An Iron Will, Be Good to Yourself, Every Man A King, Keeping Fit, Prosperity – How to Attract It, Stepping-Stones To Fame And Fortune…”, p.3113, e-artnow

“A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.”

MARK TWAIN, 1897 Following the Equator, ch.32.

“We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.”

Winston Churchill (2012). “Churchill: The Power of Words”, p.356, Da Capo Press
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“I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.”

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR., “I Have a Dream”. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Address Delivered at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, kinginstitute.stanford.edu. August 28, 1963.

“To love God is something greater than to know Him.”

St Thomas Aquinas (2013). “Summa Theologica, Volume 3 (Part II, Second Section)”, p.1302, Cosimo, Inc.

“Look into your own heart, discover what it is that gives you pain and then refuse, under any circumstance whatsoever, to inflict that pain on anybody else.”

KAREN ARMSTRONG, “How Can We Make The World More Compassionate?”. Interview with Guy Raz, December 19, 2014. 
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“You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.”

Dr. Seuss (1978). “I can read with my eyes shut!”Inspirational Quotes

“Solitude is the place of purification.”

Martin Buber (2012). “I and Thou”, p.109, eBookIt.com

“One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.”

Sigmund Freud, Ernst L. Freud (1960). “Letters of Sigmund Freud”, p.258, Courier Corporation
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“What other people label or might try to call failure, I have learned is just God’s way of pointing you in a new direction”

“Job Market Strong as Graduates Enter Real World” by Lindsay Hamilton, abcnews.go.com. May 12, 2007.

“We may speak about a place where there are no tears, no death, no fear, no night; but those are just the benefits of heaven. The beauty of heaven is seeing God.”

Max Lucado (1999). “When God Whispers Your Name”, p.173, Thomas Nelson Inc

“Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.”

Henry Ward Beecher (1858). “Life Thoughts”, p.158
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“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”

William Blake, W. H. Stevenson (2007). “Blake: The Complete Poems”, p.114, Pearson EducationInspirational Quotes

“Planning to write is not writing. Outlining, researching, talking to people about what you’re doing, none of that is writing. Writing is writing.”

E. L. Doctorow, Christopher D. Morris (1999). “Conversations with E.L. Doctorow”, p.9, Univ. Press of Mississippi

“Hitch your wagon to a star.”

RALPH WALDO EMERSON, Quoted in Moncare D. Conway, The Golden Hour (1862)
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“Accordingly the Northern races of Europe found their inspiration in the Bible; and the enthusiasm for it has not yet quite faded away.”

Lafcadio Hearn (2012). “Books and Habits from the Lectures of Lafcadio Hearn”, p.107, treditionInspirational Quotes

“Where much is expected from an individual, he may rise to the level of events and make the dream come true.”

Elbert Hubbard (1922). “Selected Writings of Elbert Hubbard …”

“There is no persuasiveness more effectual than the transparency of a single heart, of a sincere life.”

Joseph Barber Lightfoot (Bishop of Durham) (1890). “Ordination addresses and counsels to clergy”
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“A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while, he knows something.”

WILSON MIZNER, Quoted in Evan Esar, The Dictionary of Humorous Quotations (1949)

“Each generation has to stand up for democracy. It can’t take anything for granted and may have to fight fundamental battles anew.”

MARGARET THATCHER, “Why democracy will last”. Margaret Thatcher’s second Carlton Lecture at the Carlton Club in central London, November 26, 1984.

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”

Mark Twain (2014). “Mark Twain on Common Sense: Timeless Advice and Words of Wisdom from America’s Most-Revered Humorist”, p.53, Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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“Books are for nothing but to inspire”

RALPH WALDO EMERSON, “The Selected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson”.Inspirational Quotes

“Give me health and a day, and I will make the pomp of emperors ridiculous.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (2013). “Delphi Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Illustrated)”, p.1070, Delphi Classics

“I felt Joyce was an influence on my fiction, but in a very general way, as a kind of inspiration and a model for the beauty of language.”

DON DELILLO, “Q&A: Don DeLillo / It’s not as easy as it looks / DeLillo talks about writing plays, watching sports and movies, and defining love and death”. Interview with John Freeman, March 5, 2006.
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“The many sounds of Memphis shaped my early musical career and continue to be an inspiration to this day.”

“For the record: quick news on distributed, o-tow, Guns N’Roses, Madonna, Simple Plan, Jack Johnson & more”, http://www.mtv.com. November 07, 2003.Inspirational Quotes

“Though I may deny poets their monopoly on inspiration, I still place them in a select group of Fortune’s darlings.”

WISLAWA SZYMBORSKA (2015). “Poems New and Collected”, p.16, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

“I’ll get an inspiration and start painting; then I’ll forget everything, everything except how things used to be and how to paint it so people will know how we used to live.”

“Grandma Moses Is Dead at 101; Primitive Artist ‘Just Wore Out'”. The New York Times Obituary, December 14, 1961.
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“Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.”

Mother Teresa (1997). “No Greater Love”Inspirational Quotes

“No man is rich enough to buy back his past.”

OSCAR WILDE (1959). “The Wit and Humor of Oscar Wilde”, p.32, Courier Corporation

“Once she knows how to read there’s only one thing you can teach her to believe in and that is herself.”

Virginia Woolf (2001). “The Mark on the Wall and Other Short Fiction”, p.53, Oxford University Press, USA
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“If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.”

RENE DESCARTES, “Principles of Philosophy”. Book by Rene Descartes, 1644. Inspirational Quotes

“Unconditional love is an illogical notion, but such a great and powerful one.”

A.J. JACOBS (2008). “The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible”, p.275, Simon and Schuster

“Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”

C. S. Lewis (1971). “The Four Loves”, p.90, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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“What we say does not matter – only what God says to souls through us.”

Mother Teresa (1996). “In My Own Words”

“Just as appetite comes by eating, so work brings inspiration, if inspiration is not discernible at the beginning.”

Igor Stravinsky “An Autobiography”, Library of Alexandria

“High expectations are the key to everything.”

SAM WALTON, “Sam Walton Is Dead At 74; the Founder Of Wal-Mart Stores” by Thomas C. Hayes, http://www.nytimes.com. April 6, 1992.
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“Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become.”

JOHN RUSKIN, Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Curran’s speech at The Chancellor’s Dinner, Mansion House, April 23, 2014.

“Come to the edge. We might fall.

Come to the edge. It’s too high!

Come to the edge! And they came, and he pushed, and they flew.”

CHRISTOPHER LOGUE, “Come to the Edge” l. 1 (1969) Inspirational Quotes

“Your reputation is in the hands of others. That’s what the reputation is. You can’t control that. The only thing you can control is your character.”

Wayne W. Dyer (2009). “Staying on the Path: Easyread Super Large 20pt Edition”, p.7, ReadHowYouWant.com
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“Many a witty inspiration is like the surprising reunion of befriended thoughts after a long separation.”

KARL WILHELM FRIEDRICH SCHLEGEL, “Athenaeum” magazine, #37 (B&S), 1798.

“A man’s character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.”

Mark Twain (2014). “Mark Twain on Common Sense: Timeless Advice and Words of Wisdom from America’s Most-Revered Humorist”, p.50, Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

“Intense love does not measure, it just gives.”

Mother Teresa (2016). “No Greater Love, Commemorative Edition”, p.31, New World Library
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“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, Walden ch. 18 (1854) Inspirational Quotes

“Men are born to succeed, not to fail.”

Henry David Thoreau (2013). “Quotable Thoreau: An A to Z Glossary of Inspiring Quotations from Henry David Thoreau”, p.93, BookBaby

“Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

Mark Twain (2015). “Bite-Size Twain: Wit and Wisdom from the Literary Legend”, p.28, St. Martin’s Press
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“Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself.”

WALT WHITMAN, “Song of Myself ” l. 994 (written 1855)

“You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!”

Theodor Seuss Geisel, “Oh, The Places You’ll Go”

“We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?”

MARIANNE WILLIAMSON, “A Return to Love” by Marianne Williamson, (p. 191), March 15, 1996.
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“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.”

BRENE BROWN, “Can We Gain Strength From Shame?”. “TED Radio Hour” with Guy Raz, March 11, 2013. Inspirational Quotes

“Love and kindness are the very basis of society. If we lose these feelings, society will face tremendous difficulties; the survival of humanity will be endangered.”

DALAI LAMA, His Holiness The Dalai Lama (2013). “Kindness, Clarity, and Insight”, p.51, Shambhala Publications
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“Get into the habit of saying, ”Speak, Lord,” and life will become a romance.”

Oswald Chambers (2011). “The Quotable Oswald Chambers”, p.229, Discovery House

“All my own small perception of beauty both in majesty and simplicity is founded.”

J.R.R. TOLKIEN, “The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien”.
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“You and I have need of the strongest spell that can be found to wake us from the evil enchantment of worldliness.”

C. S. Lewis (2009). “Weight of Glory”, p.31, Harper Collins

“Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”

MARIANNE WILLIAMSON, A Return to Love ch. 7 (1992). Frequently misattributed to Nelson Mandela.
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“Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive.”

WALT DISNEY, “OpenGL Shading Language”. Book by Randi J. Rost, 2006.

“Unconditional love is an illogical notion, but such a great and powerful one.”

A. J. Jacobs (2008). “The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible”, p.275, Simon and Schuster
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“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”

STEVE JOBS, Commencement Address at Stanford University, delivered 12 June 2005, Palo Alto, CA

“True faith means holding nothing back. It means putting every hope in God’s fidelity to His Promises.”

Francis Chan (2014). “The Francis Chan Collection: Crazy Love, Forgotten God, Erasing Hell, and Multiply”, p.120, David C Cook
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“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”

William Arthur Ward (1968). “Thoughts of a Christian Optimist: The Words of William Arthur Ward”

“Risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.”

LEO BUSCAGLIA, PH.D. (1982). “LIVING, LOVING & LEARNING”
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“No one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens but its lowest ones.”

NELSON MANDELA, “Long Walk to Freedom”. Book by Nelson Mandela, 1995.

“It is so hard to leave—until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.”

John Green (2013). “Paper Towns”, p.229, A&C Black
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“We must be ready to allow ourselves to be interrupted by God.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Samuel Wells (2015). “Life Together”, p.76, SCM Press

“On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.”

MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE, Essais bk. 3, ch. 13 (1580)
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“The journey is the reward”

Steve Jobs (0101). “Motivating Thoughts of Steve Jobs”, p.53, Prabhat Prakashan

“Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.”

Carl Gustav Jung (1981). “The Collected Works of C. G. Jung: Structure and dynamics of the psyche”
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“Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.”

STEVE JOBS, Commencement Address at Stanford University, delivered 12 June 2005, Palo Alto, CA

“No half-heartedness and no worldly fear must turn us aside from following the light unflinchingly.”

J.R.R. TOLKIEN, Letter to Edith. “J. R. R. Tolkien: A Biography”. Book by Humphrey Carpenter, p. 66, 1977.
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“Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit.”

PAUL BRANDT, Song: There’s A World Out There, Album: That’s the Truth, 1999

“Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.”

JOSEPH ADDISON, “Pray It Forward:daily Meditations”. Book by Rowena Holloway and Joyce Bullion, p. 25, 2007.
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“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.”

GAUTAMA BUDDHA, “Joy”

“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”

Carl Gustav Jung (1973). “Letters”
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“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”

THEODORE ROOSEVELT, “A Square Deal”. Theodore Roosevelt’s speech to farmers at the New York State Agricultural Association in Syracuse, New York, September 7, 1903.

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

T.S. Eliot (2015). “The Poems of T. S. Eliot Volume I: Collected and Uncollected Poems”, p.1250, Faber & Faber
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“If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”

RONALD REAGAN, Remarks at a Dallas Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast, delivered 23 August 1984 at Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX

“I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.”

Benjamin Disraeli (Earl of Beaconsfield) (1833). “The Wondrous Tale of Alroy: The Rise of Iskander”, p.61
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“This above all; to thine own self be true.”

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, ‘Hamlet’ (1601) act 1, sc. 3, l. 58

“Live in the present, remember the past, and fear not the future, for it doesn’t exist and never shall. There is only now.”

Christopher Paolini (2014). “The Inheritance Cycle Complete Collection: Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance”, p.1032, Knopf Books for Young Readers
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“The years teach much which the days never know.”

RALPH WALDO EMERSON, ‘Essays. Second Series’ (1844) ‘Experience’

“You change your life by changing your heart.”

Max Lucado (2008). “Lucado 2in1 (In the Eye of the Storm & Applause of Heaven)”, p.181, Thomas Nelson Inc
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“When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”

AUDRE LORDE, “The Cancer Journals”. Book by Audre Lorde, 1980.

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.”

Kennedy, John F. (1963). “Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F. Kennedy, 1962”, p.144
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“Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.”

Oscar Wilde (2014). “Epigrams and Aphorisms”, p.14, BoD – Books on Demand

“The starting point of all achievement is desire.”

Napoleon Hill (2007). “The Prosperity Bible: The Greatest Writings of All Time on the Secrets to Wealth and Prosperity”, p.142, Penguin
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“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1896). “Oldtown folks. Sam Lawson’s Oldtown fireside stories”

“Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.”

LOUIS PASTEUR, “There’s a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem”. Book by Wayne Dyer, 1975.
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“Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.”

John D. Rockefeller (2015). “John D. Rockefeller on Making Money: Advice and Words of Wisdom on Building and Sharing Wealth”, p.17, Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.”

Vince Lombardi (2012). “What it Takes to be Number One”, p.71, Thomas Nelson
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“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”

Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi (2008). “The Pocket Rumi”, p.127, Shambhala Publications

“Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.”

Marian Wright Edelman (2013). “The Measure of our Success: A Letter to My Children and Yours”, p.15, Beacon Press
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“Act the way you’d like to be and soon you’ll be the way you act.”

LEONARD COHEN, “Leonard Cohen: Most Iconic Quotes” by Katie O’malley, November 11, 2016.

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.”

MARK TWAIN, Pudd’nhead Wilson ch. 12, “Pudd’nhead Wilson’s Calendar” (1894)
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“The best way out is always through.”

ROBERT FROST, North of Boston (1914) “Servant to Servants”

“Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.”

Albert Einstein (2015). “Bite-Size Einstein: Quotations on Just About Everything from the Greatest Mind of the Twentieth Century”, p.15, St. Martin’s Press
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“There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.”

James Truslow Adams (1930). “A Searchlight on America”, London : Routledge

“Do it from the heart or not at all.”

JEANETTE WINTERSON, “Real shopping” by Jeanette Winterson, December 8, 2007.
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“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.”

CHARLES SWINDOLL (2000). “The Life@work Book”, W Publishing Group

“A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.”

OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES SR., 1857-8 The Professor at the Breakfast Table, ch.10.
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“Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.”

JENNIFER LOPEZ, “Jennifer Lopez: Still Wild at Heart”. Interview with Veronica Chambers, August 2, 2010. – Inspirational Quotes

“The world can be better if there’s love, tolerance and humility.”

IRENA SENDLER, “Holocaust Hero Turns 97” by Jim Sciutto, February 15, 2007.
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“A hard beginning make a good ending.”

John Heywood (1562). “The Proverbs, Epigrams, and Miscellanies of John Heywood …”, p.328

“Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand.”

Jay Fields (2009). “Refactoring: Ruby Edition”, p.36, Pearson Education – Inspiring Quotes
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“Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.”

JOHN F. KENNEDY, “Twenty Sermons”. Book by Phillips Brooks, p. 330, 1886. – Motivational Quotes

“My life is my message.”

Mahatma Gandhi (2008). “The Essential Writings”, p.8, Oxford University Press
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“Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.”

Henry David Thoreau (2015). “Thoreau on Nature: Sage Words on Finding Harmony with the Natural World”, p.16, kyhorse Publishing, Inc.

“The more you dream the more you achieve.”

MICHAEL PHELPS, “Interview Michael Phelps” by Donald McRae, August 1, 2004. – Inspiring Quotes
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“If you’ll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives.”

Vince Lombardi (1998). “Seeing the Win: Why I Believe Vision Coaching is Vital to Winning Business Teams in the 21st Century”

“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”

Nelson Mandela (2011). “Nelson Mandela By Himself: The Authorised Book of Quotations”, p.73, Pan Macmillan – Inspiring Quotes
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“The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.”

GEORGE ELIOT, “Janet’s Repentance”. Story by George Eliot, Chapter 25. “Scenes of Clerical Life”. Book by George Eliot, 1857.

“Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.”

MARK TWAIN, Pudd’nhead Wilson ch. 6, “Pudd’nhead Wilson’s Calendar” (1894)Motivational Quotes
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“Creativity is just connecting things.”

STEVE JOBS, “Steve Jobs: The Next Insanely Great Thing”. Interview with Gary Wolf, February 1, 1996.

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

THOMAS EDISON, “An Enemy Called Average”. Book by John L. Mason, 1990.Inspirational Quotes
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“It is in the character of growth that we should learn from both pleasant and unpleasant experiences.”

Nelson Mandela (2012). “Notes to the Future: Words of Wisdom”, p.81, Simon and SchusterInspirational Quotes

“Rowing harder doesn’t help if the boat is headed in the wrong direction.”

KENICHI OHMAE, “AntiPatterns in Project Management”. Book by Hays W. McCormick, W. Scott Thomas, and William J. Brown, 2000.
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“Once we get used to listening to our dreams, our whole body responds like a musical instrument.”

MARION WOODMAN, “Jungian Analysis, Eating Disorders and the ‘Great Work’”. Interview with Pythia Peay, May 21, 2010. 

“Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW (2015). “The Collected Plays of George Bernard Shaw (Illustrated): Including Renowned Titles like Pygmalion, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Candida, Arms and The Man, Man and Superman, The Inca Of Perusalem, Macbeth Skit, Caesar and Cleopatra, Androcles And The Lion”, p.522, e-artnow
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“Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.”

GORDON HINCKLEY, “Farewell to a Prophet”. Ensign magazine, July 1994.Inspirational Quotes

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

ALBERT EINSTEIN (2015). “Bite-Size Einstein: Quotations on Just About Everything from the Greatest Mind of the Twentieth Century”, p.32, St. Martin’s Press
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“As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.”

RALPH WALDO EMERSON (1926). “The Heart of Emerson’s Journals”, p.189, Courier Corporation

“He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.”

FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE (1977). “The Portable Nietzsche”, p.188, Penguin
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“If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.”

LUCY LARCOM (1869). “POEMS”, p.186

“Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”

CHARLES DICKENS (1839). “Sketches by Boz”, p.172Inspirational Quotes
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“Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever.”

ANTHONY DOERR (2014). “All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel”, p.86, Simon and Schuster

“It isn’t the big pleasures that count the most; it’s making a great deal out of the little ones.”

JEAN WEBSTER (2004). “Daddy-Long-Legs and Dear Enemy”, p.105, Penguin

“I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.”

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR., “I Have a Dream”. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Address Delivered at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, kinginstitute.stanford.edu. August 28, 1963.
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“Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.”

SAMUEL SMILES (1861). “Self-help, with Illustrations of Character and Conduct”, p.67Inspirational Quotes

“My strength is as the strength of ten, because my heart is pure.”

ALFRED LORD TENNYSON, “Sir Galahad” l. 3 (1842)
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“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.”

KHALIL GIBRAN, “Selected Short Works of Khalil Gibran”, Library of AlexandriaInspirational Quotes

“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”

ROBIN WILLIAMS, “Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing”. Book by Larry Chang, 2006.
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