21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

‘Keep your face always toward the sunshine—and shadows will fall behind you.’
August 18, 2016

If you look closely, you’ll notice the energy of inspiration is all around. From the rising sun to a placid lake on a warm summer night; from our favorite books to our own reflections, the places and things from which we can draw inspiration are infinite. And the best part is that every day is a chance to capture this energy—to seek out all of life’s possibilities.

As you aspire to do great things, use these uplifting quotes for inspiration to be all you can be.

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21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

1. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine—and shadows will fall behind you.” —Walt Whitman


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

2. “It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.” —Amelia Barr


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

3. “The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” —Bertrand Russell


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

4. “Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.” —Malala Yousafzai


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

5. “All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” —Earl Nightingale


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

6. “The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.” —Thomas Jefferson


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

7. “Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” —E. E. Cummings


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

8. “The power of imagination makes us infinite.” —John Muir


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

9. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” —Maya Angelou


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

10. “I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.” —Gustave Flaubert


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

11. “I dwell in possibility.” —Emily Dickinson


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

12. “Light tomorrow with today.” —Elizabeth Barrett Browning


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

13. “I arise full of eagerness and energy, knowing well what achievement lies ahead of me.” —Zane Grey


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

14. “A No. 2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere.” —Joyce Meyer


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

15. “When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.” —Wilma Rudolph


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

16. “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” —Jim Rohn


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

17. “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” —Mahatma Gandhi


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

18. “Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time like dew on the tip of a leaf.” —Rabindranath Tagore


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

19. “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” —Joseph Campbell


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

20. “Each day provides its own gifts.” —Marcus Aurelius


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

21. “Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” —Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

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