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? asked in Education & ReferenceQuotations · 1 decade ago

What are some of the most inspiring quotes you know?

I want to put them all over my room, so the shorter, the better.(:

And maybe a few around my mirror, that may have something to do with confidence, following your dreams, etc.

Song lyrics would be good too.


I'l choose best answer!


I also want to make a quote jar!

Like put a thousand awesome quotes in it, and every time I need something inspiring, pull one out.


So give my all ya got!!

7 Answers

  • Jo W
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    1 decade ago
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    These are all my favorites -


    “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” - Winston Churchill

    “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” - Anatole France

    “Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.” - Pamela Vaull Starr

    “You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, 'Why not?'” - George Bernard Shaw

    “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” - Thomas Alva Edison

    “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” - Albert Einstein

    “He is able who thinks he is able.” - Buddha

    “Recognition is the greatest motivator.” - Gerard C. Eakedale

    “Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.” - Albert Einstein

    “People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.” - Zig Ziglar

    “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” - Confucius

    “One ought to hold on to one's heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.” - Friedrich Nietzsche

    “Drink to me” - Pablo Picasso


    “Though lovers be lost love shall not.” - Dylan Thomas

    “He's also there for people who have lost loved ones.” - Don McClure

    “Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need of hell.” - Emily Dickinson

    “To be with a man who hasn't tried every line, who hasn't broken up with a woman every which way you can break up with them, is kind of nice.” - Uma Thurman

    “It's afterwards you realize that the feeling of happiness you had with a man didn't necessarily prove that you loved him” - Marguerite Duras


    “Came but for friendship, and took away love.” - Thomas Moore

    “Love me when I least deserve it, because that's when I really need it.” - Swedish Proverb

    “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” - A. A. Milne

    “For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.” - Judy Garland

    “True love always makes a man better, no matter what woman inspires it” - Alexandre Dumas Père

    “I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” - Arthur Rubinstein

    “Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never.” - Charles Caleb Colton

    “Woman reaches love through friendship; man reaches friendship through love” - Mohammed Hijazi

    “I love you,

    Not only for what you are,

    But for what I am

    When I am with you.

    I love you,

    Not only for what

    You have made of yourself,

    But for what

    You are making of me.

    I love you

    For the part of me

    That you bring out;

    I love you

    For putting your hand

    Into my heaped-up heart

    And passing over

    All the foolish, weak things

    That you can’t help

    Dimly seeing there,

    And for drawing out

    Into the light

    All the beautiful belongings

    That no one else had looked

    Quite far enough to find.

    I love you because you

    Are helping me to make

    Of the lumber of my life

    Not a tavern

    But a temple;

    Out of the works

    Of my every day

    Not a reproach

    But a song.

    I love you

    Because you have done

    More than any creed

    Could have done

    To make me good

    And more than any fate

    Could have done

    To make me happy.

    You have done it

    Without a touch,

    Without a word,

    Without a sign.

    You have done it

    By being yourself.

    Perhaps that is what

    Being a friend means,

    After all.” - Roy Croft

    “I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.” - Pietro Aretino

    “I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out.” - Roy Croft

    “You're my sweetheart to the max. I love you like Crispy Critters.” - Wesley Willis

    “Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.” - William Arthur Ward

    “You taught me to love fearlessly and to open up my heart. I've never known anyone like you. I love you to no end.” - Phil Martin

    “Some people never say the words 'I love you'. It's not their style to be so bold. Some people never say those words: 'I love you' But, like a child, they're longing to be told.” - Paul Simon


    “The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances.” - Robert Flatt

    “Once they move, they're gone. Once you move, life starts over again.” - Jim Hinkle

    “When you feel that you have reached the end and that you cannot go one step further, when life seems to be drained of a

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  • Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today. James Dean

    Improvement begins with I. Arnold Glasow

    A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not what ships are built for. John A. Shedd

    He who angers you conquers you. Elizabeth Kenny

    If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him. Voltaire

    Bad is never good until worse happens. Danish Proverb

    When it is dark enough, you can see the stars. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    A problem is a chance for you to do your best. Duke Ellington

    When you're feeling your worst, that's when you get to know yourself the best. Leslie Grossman

    Don't look where you fall, but where you slipped. African Proverb

    He who has nothing to die for has nothing to live for. Moroccan Proverb

    Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. Albert Einstein

    Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. Albert Einstein

    Tears are the silent language of grief. Voltaire

    Anger manages everything badly. Statius

    One thought fills immensity. William Blake

    Boredom is the deadliest poison. William F. Buckley, JR.

    I praise loudly, I blame softly. Catherine the Great

    He who praises everybody, praises nobody. Samuel Johnson

    Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads. Henry David Thoreau

    Patience will achieve more than force. Edmund Burke

    To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Life is the childhood of our immortality. Goethe

    The idle man does not know what it is to enjoy rest. Albert Einstein

    Once you lose your reputation, you don't mind it. Belva Porter

    It's choice - not chance - that determines your destiny. Jean Nidetch

    Only a fool fights in a burning house. Klingon proverb

    Confidence is courage at ease. Daniel Maher

    A problem is a chance for your to do your best. Duke Ellington

    Problems are the price you pay for progress.Branch Rickey

    If things go wrong, don't go with them. Roger Babson

    Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. Unknown

    Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes. Kenneth Hildebrand

    A day of worry is more exhausting than a day of work. John Lubbock

    A desire can overcome all objections and obstacles. Gunderson

    Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Hazlitt

    Worry is the darkroom in which negatives are developed. Unknown

    Life is a challenge, meet it. Mother Theresa

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

    It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else. Erma Bombeck

    Yesterday is but today's memory, tomorrow is today's dream. Kahlil Gibran

    Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true. Leon Joseph Cardinal Suenens

    If there were dreams to sell, what would you buy? Thomas Lovell Beddoes

    Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. Les Brown

    Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.Henry David Thoreau

    You have to dream before your dreams can come true. Abdul Kalam

    Have a nice day! :)

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  • 1 decade ago

    "The ultimate choice for a man, inasmuch as he is driven to transcend himself, is to create or to destroy, to love or to hate." Erich Fromm

    Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.


    The author François de la Rochefoucauld wrote, "We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves."

    Gandhi said, "Better to be violent if there's violence in our hearts than to put on the cloak of non-violence to cover impotence."

    Gandhi also said, "I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary. The evil it does is permanent."

    Albert Pine said, "What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal."

    Albert Einstein said, "The question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or the others crazy?"

    "A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses; it is an idea that possesses the mind."

    Robert Oxton Bolton

    Woman was created from the rib of man.

    She was not made from his head to be above him,

    nor was she made from his feet to be trampled on.

    She was created out of his side to equal him,

    under his arm to be protected by him

    and near his heart to be loved.

    The life which is unexamined is not worth living.- Socrates

    Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.

    Plato (429-347 BC)

    If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.

    Anatole France [Jacques Anatole Thibault] (1844-1924)

    All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

    We know what a person thinks not when he tells us what he thinks, but by his actions.

    Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-1991)

    It is another's fault if he be ungrateful, but it is mine if I do not give. To find one thankful man, I will oblige a great many that are not so.


    The important thing is never to stop questioning.

    Albert Einstein

    Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.Mark Twain [Samuel Langhornne Clemens] (1835-1910)

    When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other. Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)

    It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.

    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhornne Clemens] (1835-1910)

    It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone." Rose Kennedy.

    Timshel - East of Eden

    Friends are angels who lift our feet when our own wings have trouble remembering how to fly. -Unknown

    Perhaps we are wiser, less foolish and more far-seeing than we were two hundred years ago. But we are still imperfect in all these things, and since the turn of the century it has been remarked that neither wisdom nor virtue have increased as rapidly as the need for both.

    Joseph Wood Krutch

    I don't want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance. ~George Balanchine

    Stifling an urge to dance is bad for your health - it rusts your spirit and your hips. ~Adabella Radici

    And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain. ~Author Unknown

    Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing. ~William James

    You can dance anywhere, even if only in your heart. ~Author Unknown

    "There is no secret ingredient" - Kung Foo Panda

    Source(s): Some of these arent exactly inspirational as they are thoughtful. I removed a couple negative ones but these are my favorite acrued quotations hopefully they help
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  • 1 decade ago

    Here's one From To Kill a Mockingbird:

    "...Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat up people's gardens, don't nest in corncribs, they don't do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird..." ~ Miss Maudie Atkinson

    Here's one more from: To Kill a Mockingbird:

    “…You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view - until you climb into his skin and walk around in it…” ~ Atticus Finch


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  • 1 decade ago

    A few of my favorites;

    "Let us not look back in anger, nor look forward in fear but look around with awareness"

    "Be the change you want to see in the world"

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  • 1 decade ago

    "Put down the magnifying glass and pick up the mirror!"

    meaning, stop nit-picking others and start looking at yourself.

    Don’t let failures define you. Let them TEACH you.

    It isn't the load that weighs us down------it's the way we carry it.

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