101 Inspirational Quotes


1.  “The  happiness  of  your  life  depends  upon  the  quality  of  your  thoughts.” Marcus Aurelius
2.  “If you want to do something, do it!” Plautus
3.  “In putting off what one has to do, one runs the risk of never being able to do it.” Charles Baudelaire
4.  “The first step is the hardest.” Anonymous
5.  “The beginning is half of every action.” Greek proverb
6.  “Everyone who gets where he is had to begin where he was.” Robert Stevenson
7.  “If a man wants his dreams to come true, he must wake them up.” Anonymous
8.  “We are always getting ready to live, but never living.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
9.  “Wishing does not make a poor man rich.” Lebanese proverb
10. “The only joy in life is to begin.” Cesare Pavese
11. “If you can dream it, you can achieve it.” Walt Disney
12. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt
13. “Only when I fall do I get up again.” Vincent Van Gogh
14. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” Mark Twain
15. “Fortune favors the bold” Virgil
16. “One man with courage makes a majority.” Andrew Jackson
17. “You are what you think about, all day long.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
18. “They can do it because they think they can.” Virgil
19. “Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes.” William James
20. “Nothing great is ever accomplished without enthusiasm.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
21. “One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety nine who only have interests.” John Stuart Mill
22. “Adversity introduces a man to himself.” Anonymous
23. “The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.” Chinese Proverb
24. “Tough times don’t last, tough people do.” American Proverb
25. “Do the thing you fear, and the death of fear is certain” Anonymous
26. “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer” Henry David Thoreau
27. “Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Abraham Lincoln
28. “Never take away hope from any human being.” Oliver Wendell Holmes
29. “The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.” Chinese proverb
30. “Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.” Andre Gide
31. “No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.” William Penn
32. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Oliver Wendell Holmes
33. “Nothing is to be feared as fear” Henry David Thoreau
34. “Neither you nor the world knows what you can do until you have tried.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
35. “Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.” Victor Hugo
36. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” Mark Twain
37. “It is when we forget ourselves that we do things that will be remembered” Anonymous
38. “With every deed you are sowing a seed, though the harvest you may not see.” Ella Wilcox
39. “Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.” Jonathan Swift
40. “When life hands you a lemon, make lemonade.” Harry Truman
41. “For all sad words of tongues or pen the saddest are these: It might have been…” John Greenleaf Whittier
42. “Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not?” Robert F Kennedy
43. “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” Johann Wolfgang Goethe
44. “Give me a place to stand on and I will move the earth.” Archimedes
45. “The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity and the optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Abraham Lincoln
46. “Look where you are going, because you will go where you are looking.” Anonymous
47. “The shame in life is not to fail to reach your dream, but to fail to have a dream to reach.” Rev. Jesse Jackson
48. “Circumstances do not make the man; they merely reveal him to himself.” Epictetus
49. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” Confucius
50. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.” Abraham Lincoln
51. “That which does not kill me makes me stronger.” Frederick Nietszche
52. “No one knows what they can do till they try.” Publius Syrus
53. “If you ask me what I have come to do in this world …I will reply: I’m here to live my life out loud.” Emile Zola
54. “Never mistake motion for action” Ernest Hemingway
55. “Obstacles cannot crush me; every obstacle yields to stern resolve.” Leonardo da Vinci
56. “In the depth of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer.” Albert Camus
57. “The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” Moliere
58. “Victory is not given except for those who have dreamt it.” Charles De Gaulle
59. “Neither you nor the world knows what you can do until you have tried.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
60. “I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” Thomas Jefferson
61. “Let me light my lamp,” say the star, “And never debate if it will help to remove the darkness.” Rabindranath Tagore
62. “He has half the deal done, who has made a beginning’” Horace
63. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” Japanese saying
64. “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” T.S. Eliot
65. “If a man holds his place and there abides, defying all odds, then the whole world will come around to him.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
66. “I would rather be first in a little Iberian village than second in Rome .” Julius Ceasar
67. “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” Hannah Moore
68. “We must find a way or make one.” Hannibal
69. “If you are in the dark, light your candle from mine. It will bring you light and it doesn’t diminish mine in any way.” Hellen Keller
70. “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing … to choose one’s own way.” Victor Frankl
71. “A rose, she lived the life that roses live, a morning’s space.” Francois De Malherbe
72. “I am young, it is true; but to noble minds worth is not measured by the count of years.” Rodrigue Pierre Corneille Le Cid
73. “Always do what you are afraid to do.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
74. “The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand , as in what direction we are moving.” Oliver Wendell Holmes
75. “Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.” Jawaharlal Nehru
76. “My barn having burned down, I can now see the moon.” Zen Koan
77. “There are two ways of spreading the light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” Edith Wharton
78. “I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.” Charlotte Bronte
79. “The greatest test of courage on earth is to hear defeat without losing heart.” Robert Ingersoll
80. “There are no hopeless situations. There are only people who have grown hopeless about them.” Anonymous
81. “Count your blessings by smiles, not tears; Count your age by friends, not years.” Anonymous
82. “In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.” Mother Theresa
83. “Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty- they merely move it from their face into their hearts.” Anonymous
84. “The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.” Anonymous
85. “Where there’s life, there’s hope.” Marcus Julius Cicero
86. “The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, Hell of Heaven.” John Milton
87. “A man needs a little madness, otherwise he will always be afraid to cut the ropes and truly be free.” Nikos Kazantzakis Zorba the Greek
88. “Begin to weave and God will give the thread.” German proverb
89. “Storms make trees take deeper roots.” George Herbert
90. “Those who dance are often thought mad by those who can’t hear the music.” Greek proverb
91. “Each person causes their own suffering…true freedom is in the mind.” Marcus Aurelius
92. “Having many difficulties perfects the will; having no difficulties ruins the being.” Sage
93. “The greatest risk in life is to risk nothing” Anonymous
94. “Only the person that risks is free” Anonymous
95. “A person who walks in another’s tracks leaves no footprints.” Anonymous
96. “If winter comes, can spring be far behind?” Percy Shelley
97. “You should be greatful to those who told you no otherwise you wouldn’t have accomplished your dreams.” Anonymous
98. “Happiness is hidden everywhere; you just have to look for it.” Anonymous
99. “The important thing is this: To be ready at any moment to sacrifice what you are for what you could become.” Charles Dubois
100. “A tree cannot stand without its roots.” Zairian proverb
101. “The task ahead of us is never so great as the power behind us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Whenever you see a successful person you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.” – Vaibhav Shah