Famous Inspirational Quotes
There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day.
By Day's Worth on Alexander Woollcott
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.
By Luciano de Crescenzo on Angels
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
By Mark Twain on Avoiding Regret
First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
By Epictetus on Becoming
Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive
By Harold Whitman on Being Alive
All my life I've wanted to be somebody. But I see now I should have been more specific.
By Jane Wagner on Being Somebody
To be nobody-but-yourself -- in a world which is doing its best night and day, to make you everybody else--means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
By E. E. Cummings on Being Yourself
Carpe Diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day; live life to the fullest; make the most of what you have. It is later than you think.
By Horace on Carpe Diem
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
By Mahatma Gandhi on Change
Nothing should be prized more highly than the value of each day.
By Goethe on Day
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
By Leon J. Suenes on Dreams
And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
By Kahlil Gibran on Earth
To have striven, to have made an effort, to have been true to certain ideals -- this alone is worth the struggle. We are here to add what we can to, not to get what we can from, life.
By William Osler on Effort
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be.
Now put foundations under them.
By Henry David Thoreau on Foundations
The future depends on what we do in the present.
By Mahatma Gandhi on Future
Nothing is predestined: The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
By Ralph Blum on Future
Be such a man, and live such a life, that if every man were such as you, and every life a life like yours, this earth would be God's Paradise.
By Phillips Brooks on Good Life
Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it
and whispers, 'Grow, grow.'
By The Talmud on Grass
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
By John Muir on Imagination
Inspiration and genius--one and the same.
By Victor Hugo on Inspiration
I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.
By Jack London on Life
Be glad of life, because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars.
By Henry Van Dyke on Life
Life is not a 'brief candle'. It is a splendid torch that I want to make burn as brightly as possible before handing on to future generations.
By George Bernard Shaw on Life
Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete. If you're alive, it isn't.
By Richard Bach on Life's Mission
To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury; and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable; and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasion, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony.
By William Henry Channing on Life's Symphony
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
By Henry Drummond on Love
I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which comes to me as seed goes to the next as blossom and that which comes to me as blossom, goes on as fruit.
By Dawna Markova on Meaning
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.
By Albert Einstein on Miracles
Love the earth and sun and animals,
Despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks,
Stand up for the stupid and crazy,
Devote your income and labor to others...
And your very flesh shall be a great poem.
By Walt Whitman on Poetry and Life
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
By Shira Tehrani on Quality of Life
To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says: "Leave no stone unturned."
By Edward Bulwer Lytton on Road of Life
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
By Helen Keller on Security
Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
By Babe Ruth on Striking Out
The secret to success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
By Benjamin Disraeli on Success
People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering.
By St. Augustine on Wonder