Inspirational Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old inspirational quotes, inspirational sayings, and inspirational proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


A journey of a thousand leagues begins beneath one's feet.     

Lao Tzu

Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.     

Earl Nightingale

You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.      

Christopher Columbus

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

George Eliot

Opportunities don't happen. You create them.     

Chris Grosser

Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you see can inspire you.     

Grace Coddington

The best dreams happen when you're awake.     

Cherie Gilderbloom

I haven't failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.     

Thomas Edison

We become what we think about.      

Earl Nightingale

Light tomorrow with today.     

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.     

Walt Disney

Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you.      

Jesus

Believe you can and you're halfway there.     

Theodore Roosevelt

Only in the darkness can you see the stars.     

Martin Luther King Jr.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart.     

Helen Keller

Sometimes you can't see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.     

Ellen DeGeneres

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.     

Babe Ruth

Make each day your masterpiece.     

John Wooden

Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.     

Helen Keller

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.     

Jimmy Johnson

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.     

Albert Einstein

When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.     

Mary Kay Ash

Every moment is a fresh beginning.     

T.S. Eliot

It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.     

Howard Ruff

I will not follow where the path may lead, but I will go where there is no path, and I will leave a trail.     

Muriel Strode

The mind is everything. What you think you become.      

Buddha

Do it with passion, or not at all.     

Rosa Nouchette Carey

It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.     

Confucius

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.     

Henry David Thoreau

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

The grass is greener where you water it.     

Neil Barringham

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.      

Ralph Waldo Emerson

In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed.     

Sid Caesar

Once you choose hope, anything's possible.     

Christopher Reeve

Either you run the day, or the day runs you.      

Jim Rohn

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.     

Mae West

You cannot save people, you can just love them.     

Anais Nin

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.     

Pablo Picasso

If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.     

Seth Godin

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

Charles Swindoll

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.     

Charles Kettering

Don't count the days, make the days count.     

Muhammad Ali

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.     

John Wooden

I never dream of success. I worked for it.     

Estee Lauder

The only way to do great work is to love what you do.     

Steve Jobs

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.      

Napoleon Hill

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.     

Milton Berle

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing. That's why we recommend it daily.      

Zig Ziglar