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21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

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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Lydia Sweatt is the web producer for SUCCESS.com. She recently earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Arlington and is a Dallas native. She enjoys painting, a hefty taco and discovering new music.

35 Comments

  1. Inspirational Underrated Quotes on August 2, 2018 at 12:21 am

    Don’t look back. Just do it. Don’t Regret. This one is underrated quotes by Ratan Tata but I love the way he defines how he is grateful for all his efforts- “There are many things that, if I have to relive, maybe I will do it another way. But I would not like to look back and think about what I have not been able to.”.

  2. Nisha Agarwal on August 2, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    These are beautiful

  3. Anti Adom on August 3, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Great things happen to those who don’t stop believing, trying, learning, and being grateful.”

    “The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things into your life.”
    http://bestwisheswithsunglass.com/50-witty-quotes…/

  4. navsha18 on September 12, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    If today is like a sore apple, tomorrow it may be a flower in bloom, be patient and outlive the pain of today for tomorrow is a new day.

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  5. Lifelords on September 27, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    I like this very quotation of Swami Vivekananda which describe the strategy of achieving something in a beautiful way. Here it is: \”Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life. Think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the royal way to success.\”
    BTW This post is a wonderful collection of inspiring quotes. esp. the images are truly awesome.

  6. LiveYourLife on September 28, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you will still land among the stars

  7. Sunny sinha on October 3, 2018 at 12:28 am

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  10. Asad Meah on October 31, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    Excellent quotes. Thank you.

  11. Nikos Alepidis on November 26, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Really inspiring quotes. Love this: “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” —Jim Rohn

  12. shivangi sharma on March 15, 2019 at 10:27 am

    amazing content and beautiful presentation
    thank you for sharing

  13. Sayan Samanta on March 23, 2019 at 8:49 am

    Superb Article. Thanks for sharing this Inspirational Quotes.

  14. Krishnendu Pramanick on March 28, 2019 at 5:33 am

    Hi Lydia, wonderful collection of Inspirational quotes. I loved and got inspired while reading them. I also have a dream to spread inspiration through our blog.

    Thanks for this post!

  15. nouveau on April 5, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    Love this compiled list of quotes. Great stuff.

  16. nouveau tycoon on April 5, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    love this stuff; its just great.

  17. Rashed Miah on April 5, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    Excellent post. I really enjoyed reading this.

  18. Manoranjan Sahoo on April 10, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    this article is very nice

  19. Manisha sharma on April 20, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    Very beautiful quotes to get inspire

  20. JAIYESIMI ADEKUNLE on May 6, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    NEVER FORGET YOUR MOMENT OF STRUGGLING,THIS WILL FUEL YOUR PASSION FOR AN ETERNERNITY.

  21. V s Kushwaha on May 9, 2019 at 3:29 am

    All motivational questions is very important to my life not only i but also all students is very important
    THANKS

  22. bipin kuva on May 13, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    This motivational quotes are useful in real life.It’s not only motivation but life changing also
    I am truly motivated by your website.

  23. Damien on May 17, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    Great collection of quotes. Thank you for sharing Lydia. My favourite is “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” —Jim Rohn

  24. Robert Alan Dueck on May 20, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    An outstanding assembly of uplifting quotes! Thank you!

  25. damien60 on May 23, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    Wonderful collection of quotes. Thank you Lydia

  26. Quotes World on May 28, 2019 at 10:22 am

    love it!

  27. OM on July 8, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    Truly Inspirational.

  28. Short Quotes on July 20, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Hi Lydia,
    World Domination!!! I am in…. I Love This Article.
    I appreciate that you took a simple, how to article by explaining the process step by step and how to build momentum.
    I was actually just talking with a business owner the order day and shared with him how to do content marketing in a similar way.
    In reality, its all baby steps as you go from failing to success and learning from more failures. You have to learn how to crawl before you can stand up, fall down and then stand back up in order to learn to walk.

  29. Motivational Life Quotes on July 24, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    Awesome content.. Truly inspirational..

  30. Inspirational Love Quotes on July 24, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    Most inspiring blog ever.. thanks

  31. pawan on September 6, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Very Very good article REALITY OF LIFE

  32. Good Morning Images on September 14, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    vary good blog.

  33. Haider on September 19, 2019 at 1:25 am

    love it your content inspiring me

  34. Ipshita Singh on September 24, 2019 at 7:55 am

    This is my favourite

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

  35. Julianne on September 26, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Indeed, motivational like the word itself.

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