Inspiring Quotes

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

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  • “Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.”

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

    John F. Kennedy
  • “Survival was my only hope, success my only revenge.”

    Patricia Cornwell
  • “If you build it, he will come.”

    Field of Dreams, 1989
  • “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”

    Lao Tzu
  • “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”

    Soren Kierkegaard
  • “Eighty percent of success is showing up.”

    Woody Allen
  • “Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of life- A kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are.”

    Princess Diana
  • “Living in that castle was like being condemned to Hell before I’d even had the opportunity to sin.”

    Kristen Reed, The Kings’ Council
  • “Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.”

    John Green, An Abundance of Katherines
  • “To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life.”

    Elizabeth Gilbert
  • “Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.”

    Sigmund Freud
  • “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.”

    Benjamin Franklin
  • “Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!”

    Auntie Mame, 1958
  • “Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see.”

    Confucius
  • “Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.”

    Leo Burnett
  • “An unexamined life is not worth living.”

    Socrates
  • “Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.”

    Pearl S. Buck
  • “Fists of fools are not among those I fear.”

    Lirzod Basha
  • “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”

    Toni Morrison
  • “You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.”

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

    Confucius
  • “Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble upon something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.”

    Charles F. Kettering
  • “A martini. Shaken, not stirred.”

    Goldfinger, 1964
  • “Fall seven times and stand up eight.”

    Japanese Proverb
  • “The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything.”

    Frank Sinatra
  • “The mind is everything. What you think you become.”

    Buddha
  • “In time of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.”

    W.H. Auden
  • “I am Captain James Hook! I am no victim; I create them! I do not have bad dreams; I inspire them!”

    Heidi Schulz, Hook’s Revenge
  • “One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”

    Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel
  • “You are the last thought in my mind before I drift off to sleep and the first thought when I wake up each morning.”

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

    Confucius
  • “Fall seven times and stand up eight.”

    Japanese Proverb
  • “You can’t handle the truth!”

    A Few Good Men, 1992
  • “Start where you are. Use what you have.  Do what you can”

    Arthur Ashe
  • “In order to write about life first you must live it.”

    Ernest Hemingway
  • “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”

    Alice Walker
  • “Research has shown that the best way to be happy is to make each day happy”

    Deepak Chopra
  • “His suffering was no more real than he was.”

    Johnny Rich, The Human Script
  • “It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”

    Oscar Wilde
  • “There is a madness in loving you, a lack of reason that makes it feel so flawless.”

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

    John Muir
  • “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”

    Colin Powell
  • “E.T. phone home.”

    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, 1982
  • “Teach thy tongue to say, “I do not know,” and thou shalt progress.”

    Maimonides
  • “The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.”

    Henry Ford
  • “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. “

    Charles Swindoll
  • “The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.”

    Arthur Schopenhauer
  • “No matter how much restitution she paid with every word and deed, her blood-stained hands could never really be clean, even if no one else knew they were dirty.”

    Stacy Hawkins Adams, Lead Me Home
  • “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”

    Groucho Marx
  • “I love you” begins by I, but it ends up by you.”

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

    Aristotle
  • “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”

    Helen Keller
  • “There’s no crying in baseball!”

    A League of Their Own, 1992
  • “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.”

    George Addair
  • “If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.”

    Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “We become what we think about.”

    Earl Nightingale
  • “Happiness is a ball after which we run wherever it rolls, and we push it with our feet when it stops.”

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • “My last name is Poirot, like Agatha Christie’s famous detective Hercule Poirot; no relation to the fictional character.”

    Ken Poirot
  • “There is no friend as loyal as a book.”

    Ernest Hemingway
  • “My night has become a sunny dawn because of you.”

    Ibn Abbad
  • “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”

    Audrey Hepburn
  • “I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.”

    Leo Christopher
  • “My night has become a sunny dawn because of you.”

    Ibn Abbad
  • “The water shines only by the sun. And it is you who are my sun.”

    Charles de Leusse
  • “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 real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.”

    Barack Obama
  • “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.”

    Robert Kiyosaki
  • “Houston, we have a problem.”

    Apollo 13, 1995
  • “My precious.”

    The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers, 2002
  • “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”

    Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you have imagined.”

    Henry David Thoreau
  • “Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.”

    Seneca
  • “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.”

    Steve Jobs
  • “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans”

    John Lennon
  • “Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being.”

    Kevin Kruse
  • “Happiness is ideal, it is the work of the imagination.”

    Marquis de Sade
  • “You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”

    Albert Camus
  • “She was returning home to be the wife of, mother of, First Lady of, but what did that really mean?”

    Stacy Hawkins Adams, Lead Me Home
  • “Angry people scared me. Angry people who thought I was in charge scared me even more.”

    Amanda Hamm, The 4th Floor Lounge
  • “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”

    Oscar Wilde
  • “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

    C.S. Lewis
  • “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”

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

    Aristotle
  • “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.”

    Michael John Bobak
  • “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”

    Jim Rohn
  • “Here’s looking at you, kid.”

    Casablanca, 1942
  • “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”

    Jaws, 1975
  • “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”

    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you.”

    Esus
  • “Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.”

    Will Smith
  • “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”

    Babe Ruth
  • “Happiness can exist only in acceptance.”

    George Orwell
  • “Happiness is not a goal; it is by-product.”

    Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Someone once told there’s nothing wrong with fairy tales everyone ends up happily ever after in the end.”

    Peyton Sawyer
  • “Why do we insist on being the carpenters of our own crosses?”

    John Zunski , Cemetery Street
  • “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”

    Lemony Snicket, Horseradish
  • “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”

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

    Jess C. Scott
  • “I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.”

    G.K. Chesterton
  • “I’ll be back.”

    The Terminator, 1984
  • “There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.”

    Aristotle
  • “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”

    Albert Einstein
  • “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.”

    Amelia Earhart
  • “The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.”

    Robert Baden-Powell
  • “The characters tell their story – I am merely the tool used to record it”

    Marti Melville, Silver Moon Deja Vu
  • “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”

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

    Mark Twain
  • “There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.”

    Ray Goforth
  • “My mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

    Forrest Gump, 1994
  • “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

    Anais Nin
  • “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success whey they gave up.”

    Thomas A. Edison
  • “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

    Wayne Gretzky
  • “There is no worse sorrow than remembering happiness in the day of sorrow.”

    Alfred de Musset
  • “Friendship is just love that has yet to sprout wings and take flight.”

    Kristen Reed, The Kings’ Council
  • “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”

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

    William Shakespeare
  • “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”

    John D. Rockefeller
  • “It’s alive! It’s alive!”

    Frankenstein, 1931
  • “The best revenge is massive success.”

    Frank Sinatra
  • “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.”

    Dalai Lama
  • “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.”

    Florence Nightingale
  • “The right to happiness is fundamental.”

    Anna Pavlova
  • “Pure, perfect sorrow is as impossible as pure and perfect joy.”

    Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
  • “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

    Mark Twain
  • “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
  • “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”

    Chris Grosser
  • “Elementary, my dear Watson.”

    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1939
  • “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”

    Henry Ford
  • “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put with the rain.”

    Dolly Parton
  • “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

    Napoleon Hill
  • “My positivity is a catalyst for change.”

    Kyle Gray
  • “The best boyfriends are the ones in books.”

    Leah Blundell
  • “So many books, so little time.”

    Frank Zappa
  • “Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are. It solely relies on what you think.”

    Buddha
  • “Life is about making an impact, not making an income.”

    Kevin Kruse
  • “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

    Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.”

    Jim Rohn
  • “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”

    Winston Churchill
  • “I’m the king of the world!”

    Titanic, 1997
  • “There’s no place like home.”

    The Wizard of Oz, 1939
  • “May the Force be with you.”

    Star Wars, 1977
  • “There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.”

    Ray Goforth
  • “The characters tell their story – I am merely the tool used to record it”

    Marti Melville, Silver Moon Deja Vu
  • “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

    Mark Twain
  • “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”

    Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • “Pure, perfect sorrow is as impossible as pure and perfect joy.”

    Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
  • “The best boyfriends are the ones in books.”

    Leah Blundell
  • “Friendship is just love that has yet to sprout wings and take flight.”

    Kristen Reed, The Kings’ Council
  • “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”

    John D.Rockefeller
  • “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”

    Jim Rohn
  • “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”

    Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
  • “I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.”

    G.K. Chesterton
  • “So many books, so little time.”

    Frank Zappa
  • “Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary ”

    Dead Poets Society, 1989
  • “The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.”

    Colin R. Davis

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