Inspiring & Uplifting Famous Quotes & Sayings
Inspirational Quotes and Sayings
I love quotes and sayings, and the way in which I can be inspired, motivated and even sometimes saddened by them. My favourites are the inspiring and uplifting kind, and I have quite a few favourites that I read when I feel like I need cheering up! Here's a list of my favourite uplifting and inspiring famous quotes and sayings that never fail to put me in a good mood, and I hope they can inspire others too!
- Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step ~ Lao Tzu
- I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe ~ Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama
- There is nothing impossible to him who will try ~ Alexander The Great
- Always look on the bright side of life ~ From the movie Monty Python's Life of Brian
- Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that ~ Martin Luther King, Jr
- A jug fills drop by drop ~ Buddha
- Love life and life will love you back. Love people and they will love you back ~ Arthur Rubenstein
- He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still ~ Lao Tzu
- Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew ~ Saint Francis de Sales
- Dost thou love life? Then waste not time for time is the stuff that life is made of ~ Benjamin Franklin
- Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind ~ Buddha
- If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading ~ Lao Tzu
- Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching ~ Satchel Paige
- I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures ~ Lao Tzu
- If you wait to do everything until you're sure it is right, you will probably never do much of anything ~ Win Borden
- It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell ~ Buddha
- Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly ~ Robert. F. Kennedy
- Know yourself and you will win all battles ~ Sun Tzu
- I would rather attempt something great and fail than attempt to do nothing and succeed ~ Robert Schuller
- It's always too soon to quit ~ Norman Vincent Peale
- No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path ~ Buddha
- A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new ~ Albert Einstein
- You always pass failure on the way to success ~ Mickey Rooney
- Don't take life too seriously because you'll never get out alive ~ Josh Shippe
- The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong ~ Mahatma Gandhi
- When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best - that is inspiration ~ Robert Bresson
- Belief creates the actual fact ~ William James
- The greatest inspiration is often born of desperation ~ Comer Cotrell
- Believe you can and you're halfway there ~ Theodore Roosevelt
- Prepare your mind to receive the best that life has to offer ~ Ernest Holmes
- Change your thoughts and you change your world ~ Norman Vincent Peale
- To him who is determined it remains only to act ~ Italian Proverb
- Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul ~ Thomas Merton
- Fear less, hope more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours ~ Swedish Proverb
- For a gallant spirit there can never be defeat ~ Wallis Simpson
- Here is a test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't ~ Richard Bach
- Give light and people will find the way ~ Ella Baker
- The question is not whether we will die, but how we will live ~ Joan Borysenko
- Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present ~ Jim Rohn
- The purpose of life is a life of purpose ~ Robert Byrne
- Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul ~ Democritus
- Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever ~ Mahatma Gandhi
- Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy ~ Lao Tzu
- I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be ~ Douglas Adams
- Hope is a waking dream ~ Aristotle
- Our destiny changes with our thought; we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thought corresponds with our desire ~ Orison Swett Marden
- If it were not for hopes, the heart would break ~ Thomas Fuller
- We must become the change we want to see ~ Mahatma Gandhi
- It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light ~ Aristotle Onassis
- Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself ~ Desiderius Erasmus
- Man never made any material as resiliant as the human spirit ~ Bern Williams
- Nothing is impossible, the word itself says "I'm possible"! ~ Audrey Hepburn
- You change your life by changing your heart ~ Max Lucado
- Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realise there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you ~ Lao Tzu
- Quotes are nothing but inspiration for the uninspired ~ Richard Kemph : )
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