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.


I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.

Hermann Hesse

Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.

Bernard Williams

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

George Eliot

Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment.     

Arthur Helps

The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.     

Leo Buscaglia

A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.

James Allen

Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.     

Johannes Brahms

I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life - and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.     

Georgia O'Keeffe

What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!     

John Muir

I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today!

William Allen White

We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.

Tony Robbins

Nothing is worth more than this day.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past.

Richard Bach

Great hopes make great men.

Thomas Fuller

Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon... must inevitably come to pass!     

Paul J. Meyer

Ideas shape the course of history.

John Maynard Keynes

I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.

Gustave Flaubert

The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility.     

Charles Kettering