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