Inspiring Quotes

A wonderful collection of positive quotes on love, happiness, success, life, and motivation. Find the inspirational quotes that will uplift you!


  • “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”

    Albert Einstein
  • “God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but for scars.”

    Elbert Hubbard
  • “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”

  • “It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.”

    Leo Tolstoy
  • “Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.”

    Martin Luther King Jr.
  • “You do not write your life with words…You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do.”

    Patrick Ness
  • “It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish.”

    J.R.R. Tolkien
  • “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

    J.R.R. Tolkien
  • “By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”

  • “There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.”

    Patrick Rothfuss
  • “The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.”

    Paulo Coelho
  • “Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.”

    Isaac Asimov, Foundation
  • “The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and how he treats people who can’t fight back.”

    Abigail Van Buren
  • “Pain can change you, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a bad change. Take that pain and turn it into wisdom.”

    Dalai Lama
  • “In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”

    Mark Twain
  • “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird, that cannot fly.”

    Langston Hughes
  • “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”

    Isaac Asimov
  • “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”

    Mother Teresa
  • “Be curious.”

    Stephen Hawking
  • “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”

    Oprah Winfrey
  • “Dreams can change. If we’d all stuck with our first dream, the world would be overrun with cowboys and princesses.”

    Stephen Colbert
  • “Love yourself first, and everything else falls into place.”

    Lucille Ball
  • “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”

    Mother Teresa
  • “The truth is more important than the facts.​”​

    Frank Lloyd Wright
  • “You must do the things you think you cannot do.”

    Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

    George Bernard Shaw
  • “Wisdom begins in wonder.”

  • “When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.”

    John F. Kennedy
  • “Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.”

    Sigmund Freud
  • “Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.”

  • “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”

  • “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”

    John Muir
  • “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

  • “May you live every day of your life.”

    Jonathan Swift
  • “Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”

    John Lennon
  • “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”

  • “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”

  • “When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.”

    Jess C. Scott
  • “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”

    Mark Twain
  • “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”

    William Shakespeare
  • “It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”

    Maurice Switzer
  • “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

    Eleanor Roosevelt

We curate positive quotes from the most inspiring public figures around the world to bring you the much-needed inspiration daily. We genuinely believe in the power of inspirational quotes and their ability to make one see the light at the end of the tunnel. Whether you are feeling low or need someone to lift you up or simply need to renew your focus, we know that these motivational quotes will do you a world of good!

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