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30 Great Inspirational Quotes

Updated on November 23, 2010



In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins, not through strength but by perseverance.

H. Jackson Brown

It is not your aptitude, but your attitude, that determines your altitude.

Zig Ziglar

Life is just a blank slate, what matters most is what you write on it.

Christine Frankland


Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Don’t ask for the task to be easy, ask for it to be worth it.

Jim Rohn


There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.

Freya Stark


Do not go where the path may lead, go instead to where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do, than the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, dream, discover.

Mark Twain


Action may not bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.

Benjamin Disraeli


To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act.

Anatole France


You’re not finished when you lose, you’re finished when you quit.


If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
St. Clement of Alexandra


We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke


Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant. There is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.
Johann Gottfried Von Herder


Men's best successes come after their disappointments.
Henry Ward Beecher


You cannot plough a field by
turning it over in your mind.
Author Unknown


Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague


Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Samuel Johnson


Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Albert Einstein


Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson


For hope is but the dream
of those that wake.
Matthew Prior

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes


Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
Harriet Tubman


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


All men dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible.
T.E. Lawrence


Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
Lanston Hughes


The question for each man to settle is not what he would do if he had means, time, influence and educational advantages; the question is what he will do with the things he has. The moment a young man ceases to dream or to bemoan his lack of opportunities and resolutely looks his conditions in the face, and resolves to change them, he lays the corner-stone of a solid and honourable success.
Hamilton Wright Mabie


The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.
Paul Valery



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      Arthur George Rettell jr. ( 5 years ago from AZ. STATE

      Kool beans dude. Dreams. There is a reaction for every action. Their is an action for every reaction. Don't do it ! And or could be no reaction. My saying. I don't know if this has ever been quoted or documented. Albert E. whata man

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      Darren Garner 6 years ago

      You’re not finished when you lose, you’re finished when you quit.

      How true Rob, how true!! Art O'Neill this weekend, I will be bring this with me. Hope all is well with you mate? Here to a good 2012, keep safe and stay lucky, Dar