25 Inspiring Quotes

I love unearthing great quotes.  A powerful inspirational quote is  like a wise teacher whispering in your ear.  I find it especially gratifying when I stumble across the perfect quote at just the right time.

My list of favourite quotes is long, so I’ll restrain myself and share 25 with you for now.  I hope some of them resonate with you.  If you find one that really fits, make note of it – it may help inspire you when you need it most.

  1. “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase.  Just take the first step.”~ Martin Luther King Jr.
  2. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ~ Albert Einstein
  3. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  4. “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
    ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer
  5. “Don’t ask what the world needs.  Ask what makes you come alive and go do it.  Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”  ~ Howard Thurman
  6. “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”  ~ Christopher Robin to Pooh
    ~ A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
  7. “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” ~ Ambrose Redmoon
  8. “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  9. “Don’t get discouraged; it is often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.” ~ Unknown
  10. “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” ~ Anthony Robbins
  11. “Be willing to take the first step, no matter how small it is. Concentrate on the fact that you are willing to learn. Absolute miracles will happen.” ~ Louise Hay
  12. “If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” ~ H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
  13. “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” ~ Albert Einstein
  14. “The point of power is always in the present moment.” ~ Louise Hay
  15. “Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.” ~ Pope John Paul XXIII
  16. “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” ~ Maria Robinson
  17. “Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.” ~ Goethe
  18. “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” ~ Dr. Seuss
  19. “Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.” ~ James Matthew Barrie
  20. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” ~ Aesop
  21. “There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one.” ~ Jill Churchill
  22. “Let us give something to each person we meet: joy, courage, hope, assurance, or philosophy, wisdom, a vision for the future. Let us always give something.” ~ Daisaku Ikeda
  23. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” ~ Helen Keller
  24. “It is vital when educating our children’s brains that we do not neglect to educate their hearts.” ~ Dalai Lama
  25.  “Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least.” ~ Goethe

Links to other powerful quotes:
Another 25 Inspiring Quotes
Inspiring Quotes on Change

About Christine

Positive thinker. Writer. Lover of travel and adventure, oceans and mountains, and the energy of a big city. Oh, and deep belly laughs, sappy movies and spirited conversations. Believer in limitless human potential.
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9 Responses to 25 Inspiring Quotes

  1. louise says:

    Great quotes from great people…if we think like them we could create our own great quotes and be quoted by others in the future 🙂 I suspect Christine people will quote you 🙂 I like 1, 2, 9, and 20-22.

  2. v4nity says:

    Just what I needed right now. Thank you!

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  4. Sarah says:

    Inspiring indeed! My favourite, and this, I always say to my students (I’m a primary school teacher here in United Kingdom)

    “Be kind. Whenever possible. It is always possible”. – Dalai Lama

  5. Thanks so much Sarah!

    I love that Dalai Lama quote! It’s wonderful that you teach it to your students – they’re very lucky. 🙂

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  7. Mariana says:

    I like the article

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