What Is The Most Inspirational Quote You Have Ever Heard Or Read?

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  1. PhoenixV profile image66
    PhoenixVposted 10 years ago

    What quote or quotes has given you the most inspiration in your life?

    1. The0NatureBoy profile image58
      The0NatureBoyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Every quote has it's place in comprehending existence in its totality, therefore, no one quote can be any more inspiring than any other so long as they are encouraging one to comprehend life and its purpose.  However, Romans 1:20 combined with Hebrews 11:1 and the definition of "word" in John 1:1-3's meaning of "a verbal means of explaining or expressing" tells me that an objective comprehension of the things we see reveals existence.

  2. grand old lady profile image85
    grand old ladyposted 10 years ago

    I like Romans 8:28 in the Bible which says, "All things work for the good of those who love God and fit into his plans." It gives me great optimism to think that nothing in my life is wasted, even the bad things will over time serve a purpose that will enrich my life and others. Also, my birthday is August 28 so it's like 8:28:).

    1. BJC profile image70
      BJCposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Grand Old Lady, love your comment, and, yes, romans 8:28 is very applicable and inspiring smile  Thanks for the reminder!


  3. paradigmsearch profile image59
    paradigmsearchposted 10 years ago

    Too many to count. And Pinterest and Twitter are flooded with them.

  4. Reality Bytes profile image77
    Reality Bytesposted 10 years ago

    "I’m fearless in my heart
    They will always see that in my eyes
    I am the passion
    I am the warfare
    I will never stop always
    Constant, accurate, and intense"


    Not exactly a quote, it is actually song lyrics.  It is the most inspirational to me though.

    I actually have Passion and Warfare tattooed on my neck around a Yin Yang!

    1. HattieMattieMae profile image61
      HattieMattieMaeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      "If you hand a man a fish, you've fed him for a day. If you teach him 'how to fish', you've fed him for a lifetime." All of reality is created by choice.

      I would say this one, because fortunately in life people can feed you all they want to enabling you in life, or they can teach you how to beat obstacles, and succeed. smile

  5. cheaptrick profile image76
    cheaptrickposted 10 years ago

    "Some men can read War and Peace and come away thinking they just read an adventure novel.Some men can read a chewing gum wrapper...and unlock the secrets of the universe".

    "The mass of men live lives of quiet desperation"

    "There's nothing new
    Under the sun
    It's all been said
    It's all been done
    I cut the strings
    So I'd be free
    To find the puppeteer...was me"

    1. Jewels profile image82
      Jewelsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Very nice.

  6. seanorjohn profile image71
    seanorjohnposted 10 years ago

    Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could.      Emerson

  7. daydreamer13 profile image60
    daydreamer13posted 10 years ago

    "The sane appear insane in an insane world."
    To me, this says it's ok to be different and individuality makes the world go round.

  8. damian0000 profile image59
    damian0000posted 10 years ago

    "I'm so mean, I make medicine sick!"

    Muhammad Ali

  9. Jared Miles profile image70
    Jared Milesposted 10 years ago

    I only saw this quote a few days ago written on the wall of a coffee shop, and it brightened my day. It was:

    "Happiness blooms where the seeds of kindness have been thoughtfully planted"

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    Beth37posted 10 years ago

    I love quotes. I will have to post several if you don't mind. smile

    “If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”

    ― E.B. White

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    Beth37posted 10 years ago

    "Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernible laws and connections, there remains something subtle, intangible, and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion. To that extent I am, in fact, religious." - Albert Einstein

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image91
      Rochelle Frankposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      That is a cool quote-- and I've heard he was pretty smart.

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        Beth37posted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah, he knew a lil sump'n, sump'n bout this and that.

        “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”

        ― Søren Kierkegaard

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    Beth37posted 10 years ago

    “We change our behavior when the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of changing. Consequences give us the pain that motivates us to change.”

    ― Henry Cloud

  13. profile image0
    Beth37posted 10 years ago

    “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”

    ― André Gide

  14. profile image0
    Beth37posted 10 years ago

    “The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.”

    ― John Green

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    Beth37posted 10 years ago

    (Im sorry, these are all my favorites, don't send the HP police after me.)

    “Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”

    ― H. Jackson Brown Jr.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image91
      Rochelle Frankposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Now that one is food for thought-- I wonder if any of them ever played mindless, time-wasting video games.

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        Beth37posted 10 years agoin reply to this

        haha, or spent half a day on FB.

  16. profile image0
    Beth37posted 10 years ago

    “The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.”

    ― Kalu Ndukwe Kalu

  17. Global-Chica profile image92
    Global-Chicaposted 10 years ago

    My favorite quote is, “Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.”  I heard it back in junior high and loved it since. I find it very inspiring!

    The quote come from Pamela Vaull Starr (but honestly, I just googled that because I had no idea through all these years).  Words to live by.

    1. profile image0
      Beth37posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      very pretty too.

  18. profile image0
    Beth37posted 10 years ago

    “He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.”

    ― Friedrich Nietzsche

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    Beth37posted 10 years ago

    “Your life is an occasion. Rise to it.”

    ― Suzanne Weyn, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

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    Beth37posted 10 years ago

    "We are apt to be very pert at censuring others, where we will not endure advice our selves. And nothing shows our weakness more than to be so sharp-sighted at spying other men’s faults, and so pure blind about our own."
    William Penn

  21. MelissaBarrett profile image58
    MelissaBarrettposted 10 years ago

    “It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It's called living.”
    ― Terry Pratchett

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      Beth37posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      mmm, good one.

  22. Lee Tea profile image84
    Lee Teaposted 10 years ago

    "Your sun...your sun should be round. Square suns tend to bother a lot of people" - Bob Ross

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      Beth37posted 10 years agoin reply to this


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    summittechinfoposted 10 years ago

    "stitch in time saves nine"..

  24. 2uesday profile image66
    2uesdayposted 10 years ago

    "Have Ithaka always in your mind.
    Your arrival there is what you are destined for.
    But don't in the least hurry the journey.
    Better it last for years,
    so that when you reach the island you are old,
    rich with all you have gained on the way,
    not expecting Ithaka to give you wealth.
    Ithaka gave you a splendid journey.
    Without her you would not have set out.
    She hasn't anything else to give you."

    I do not know why this 'speaks' to me but in a way I see in it a metaphor for life, it is from the poem - Ithaca by C.P.Cavafy


    Read by Sean Connery.

    I cannot share why this is also rich in additional poignant thoughts at the moment by I have visited the island of Ithaka with someone very special to me in the past.


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