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Inspirational quotations or quotes, sayings, and proverbs for text messaging

Updated on October 16, 2011

Text messaging is fast becoming part of the lives of millions and millions of people worldwide. Texters send various types of messages from something which is inspirational to something which is humorous. Inspirational messages can easily lighten up each day of individuals who will receive them. Inspirational text messages which are teeming with substance and deep meanings may take some forms such as quotations or quotes, sayings, very short stories and proverbs.

Here are some inspirational and encouraging quotations, sayings and proverbs that you can use to inevitably give smiles and encouragement to your loved ones:

On challenges

“The significant problems we face today cannot be solved at the same level we are at when we created them.” --- Albert Winster

On interest or passion

“Nothing great was achieved enthusiasm.” --- Ralph Waldo Emerson

On tasks or jobs

“A job well begun is half done.” --- Proverbs

“It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn’t.” --- Martin Van Buren

On kindness and generosity

“One cannot be generous. Very few try and none succeed.” --- Percival Wren

On humility or being humble

“The higher we are placed the more humbly we become.” --- Cicero

On determination, hard work or perseverance

“Genius is 2% inspiration, 98% perspiration.” --- Thomas Alba Edison

On being nice and well mannered

“Let other’s deeds rooted in good character will yield the best outcome, even when I cannot see them.” --- Cato

“What you seem to be, be really…”

On patriotism or love of country

“True patriotism is not manifested in short frenzied burst of emotion. It is the tranquil dedication of a lifetime.” --- Adlai Steve

“If eternal vigilance is the pride of liberty, eternal persistence is the price of excellence and is the duty of every lover of his country.” James Terry White

On forgiveness or mercy

A wise man will make haste to forgive because he knows the true value of time and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.” --- Samuel Johnson

On being tact or adroit

“Persuade them with kindly gifts and gentle words.” --- Homer

On knowledge and wisdom

“Haste makes waste.” --- Common saying

“Every right has its responsibilities.”

“Riches adorn the dwelling, virtue adorns the person.” --- Chinese Proverb

“It is not enough to acquire wisdom, it is necessary to employ it.” Cicero

On friendship or friends

“A friend (in) my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.” --- Ulysses Grant

“To have a friend be a friend.” --- Common saying

On maturity or making improvements

“If you want to grow, be willing to stretch.”

On empathy or listening

“A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he knows something.” Wilson Mizner

On appreciation and gratefulness

“Gratitude is the memoirs of the heart.” --- Jean Baptiste Massieu

“Obedience is much more seen in little things than in great.” --- Thomas Fuller

On righteousness and being fair

“Justice, Sir, is the great interest of man on earth.” --- Daniel Webster

I actually get these wonderful words of wisdom written on the walls of the Dagupan City National High School my alma mater in secondary. There are also inspirational graffiti drawn as well on the walls of my humble school which already produced quality graduates.

I hope you like these though… Thanks for the read…

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    • Touchmenot profile image


      6 years ago from Laguna, Philippines

      nice one! but i have to add this one " What is Knowledge if the face is damaged!" hahahaha. joke.. your article is really nice...

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      6 years ago

      very nice. thanks:)

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Thanks Philipo...

    • Philipo profile image


      7 years ago from Nigeria

      Nie compilations.

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Thanks Ma'm for the kind words...

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      Dora Weithers 

      7 years ago from The Caribbean

      This one is my favorite, "“It is not enough to acquire wisdom, it is necessary to employ it.” Cicero Thanks!


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