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Greatest Inspirational Quotes

Updated on May 16, 2011


Bored? Do you want to be motivated and have some inspirations? Well I collected some of the greatest men and women who changed so many lives because of their wisdom and dedication to pursue their cause. They are not necessarily arranged according to the degree of importance. Try to read them, you might be inspired by some quotations. I am always inspired by them. If you want to share some of sayings, quotes which inspired you, please free to share it with me and the readers.

—Unknown Author

Work like you don’t need money, love like you’ve never been hurt, and dance like no one’s watching

The richest man is not the who has the most, but he who needs the least.

Dalai Lama

Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend -- or a meaningful day.

I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we all are seeking something better in life. So, I think, the very motion of our life is towards happiness…

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.

If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry.”

If you don't love yourself, you cannot love others. You will not be able to love others. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.

Be the change that you want to see in the world.

Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.

Mark Twain

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Life is at best a dream and at worst a nightmare from which you cannot escape.

What is human life? The first third a good time; the rest remembering about it.

...the events of life are mainly small events--they only seem large when we are close to them. By and by they settle down and we see that one doesn't show above another. They are all about one general low altitude, and inconsequential.

The bible

John 3 :16

For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son so that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life

Proverbs 30:18-19
There are three things that amaze me—
no, four things that I don’t understand:
how an eagle glides through the sky,
how a snake slithers on a rock,
how a ship navigates the ocean,
how a man loves a woman.

James 1:2-4
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing

John 15:13
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.


Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

Maya Angelou

Nothing will work unless you do.

One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.

Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.

Nelson Mandela

I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.

Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.

I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their efforts to solve the problems of this continent. I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests, of all our great wildernesses.

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

Abraham Lincoln

"In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free - honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth. Other means may succeed; this could not fail. The way is plain, peaceful, generous, just - a way which, if followed, the world will forever applaud, and God must forever bless."

Whatever you are, be a good one.

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

Ninoy Aquino

The Filipino is worth dying for

We only ask that freedom be returned, we ask for nothing more but we will accept nothing less

The great “legitimizer” of government is the ballot not the bullet

Oscar Wilde

A man can't be too careful in his choice of enemies

There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating: people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absoulutely nothing.

It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.

Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.


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      Greenheart 5 years ago from Cambridge

      One of my favourite qoutes is, "Relax, nothing is under control" - By Adi Da

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      Ben Zoltak 6 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

      Of all the quotes I enjoyed Wilde's the best, people really are either charming or tedious or maybe a little rare too.

      Interesting collection PDK


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      dale 6 years ago

      can i share my one and only quotes?^^ ?"It is hard to a person to please or explain to a person if the person to be please is like an egg which all the senses are closed"


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      TINA V 7 years ago

      This is a nice collection of inspirational quotes from well-known personalities. Indeed, it motivates us all to continue and work hard in our life. Cheers!

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      fred allen 7 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

      I am my beloved's and His desire is for me

      Song of Songs

      Love this collection!

      Look for my fan mail!

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Thanks Irish, Maita

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      theirishobserver. 7 years ago from Ireland

      Chasing a dream - indeed - still some day - great quotes,great work....Irish

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hey mystique, thank you thank you again my kaibigan, take care, Maita

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      Mystique1957 7 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

      MY sweet kaibigan, my lucky charm!!!

      What a beautiful delivery of inspiration and spirituality! I could read on and on and never get tired! You are right! They are truly wondrous! Salamat for sharing it!

      warmest regards and infinite blessings,


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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Thanks John, Maita

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      John Cain 7 years ago from Dayton, Texas

      Very nice hub with lots of truth. Thanks for sharing it.

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      hi coolmon, thnaks for dropping by once more, have a good day, Maita

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      Coolmon2009 8 years ago from Texas, USA

      Nice quotes thanks for sharing

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      hey kirsten, thats a nice one, I wil copy that quote from yours, thanks for the read, and enjoy your day, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      Hi Russ, thanks for dropping by and reading this hub,

      I hope you enjoyed Christmas by now, TC, Maita

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      kirstenblog 8 years ago from London UK

      I really enjoyed the quote from Lao-Tze, that was a new one. I did not see this one 'The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly' from the book Illusions :)

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      Rascal Russ Miles 8 years ago from Show Low, AZ USA

      WOW Sweet Maita !!! Really Important Quotes and Understandings !!!

      I've often said, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with one Miles taking a 1st step".

      I just keep on taking my 1st step over.Here's my latest for Christmas.

      I just published a little Hub about this for Christmas 'HIStory - Gods Story.

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      peace and blessings too Ken, thanks for reading this, Maita

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      Ken R. Abell 8 years ago from ON THE ROAD

      Thank you for this wonderful collection. Very ecletic & inspiring. Peace & blessings to you.

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      thanks habee for the read, Maita

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      Holle Abee 8 years ago from Georgia

      Wonderful hub, Maita! I always used posters with inspirational pics and quotes on my classroom walls.

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      to nextstopjupiter: thanks for reading my hubs. Your favorite quotes are great! It shows how you love poet, history, love, freedom and civilizations, we are the same on those things!!

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      nextstopjupiter 8 years ago from here, there and everywhere

      My favorite quotes:

      "A dream you dream alone is only a dream, a dream you dream together is reality."

      John Lennon

      "In the very end, civilizations perish because they listen to their politicians and not to their poets."

      Jonas Mekas

      "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

      Albert Einstein

      "Peace starts with a smile."

      Mother Theresa

      "Every man must find his own philosophy... his attitude toward life"

      Lin Yutang

      “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”

      Jimi Hendrix