111 Inspirational Quotes
A collection of short inspirational quotes is not just for reading.
Provocative thoughts are recorded to encourage you and to motivate you
to be all that you can be!
The beneficial aspect of these writings occurs
when a person digests, mulls over, thinks about, and then puts into
practice that which has been assimilated into one's psychic makeup.
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When others disappoint you, be encouraged by remembering that we all have strengths and weaknesses.
Victoria L. Adenson
Poems of Encouragement
God gives every bird its food, but he does not just throw
it in the nest.
Be grateful for these people in your life who will stand by you in the good and the strife.
Catherine Pulsifer, Perfect Family
Poems About Family
An Oak tree is a daily reminder that great things often have small beginnings.
The Oak Tree Poem
Life is a never-ending parade of inspirational thoughts only if you choose to free your mind from self-defeating worry.
Theodore W. Higginsworth
Poems About Life
The richness I achieve comes from nature, the source of my inspiration.
Not knowing how things will turn out is what keeps life intriguing
and fuels hope.
Janet Springer, Unbreakable Willpower
Honest men esteem and value nothing so much in this world as a real friend.
Pilpay, A Real Friend
Stars may burn out nor mountain walls endure - but God is true; His promises are sure to those who seek.
M. G. Plantz, God Is True
Poems About Faith
Keep the spirit of Christmas alive - show your love and kindness too - to everyone and all you do.
Catherine Pulsifer, Keep The Spirit
Life isn't meant to provide a continuous whirl of flash and excitement - just a few well-placed sparks to brighten our horizon, sail the trade winds of our memory, and leave a perfect afterglow in our hearts.
Gina Mohammed, Ph. D.
Poems About Memories
Of all the wonderful things in the wonderful universe of God, nothing seems to me more surprising than the planting of a seed in the blank earth and the result thereof.
Julie Moir Messervy
God's Garden Poem
It's better sometime to be blind to the faults of some poor fellow being than to view them with visions unkind.
Unknown, It's Better
Allow positive thoughts to shape your life.
They'll forgive you for failing the pennant to win, but never for less-than-the-best-that-you-can.
Strickland Gillilan, Unpardonable
Be The Best You Can Be
Those who live to help others gain confidence or to overcome obstacles
are those whose character shines in unselfishness.
Poems About Helping Others
Many friends that travelled with me reached Heaven's portal long ago...they are waiting at the door;
waiting only for my coming - the beloved ones gone before.
H. M. Reasoner, Friends That Travelled With Me
Never give up! It is wiser and better always to hope than once to despair
Martin Farquhar Tupper, Never Give Up!
Never Give Up Poem
The eager, willing hand must be inspired to do its ordered part by thoughtful mind where sturdy faith has planned
Frank W. Lynn, Service
...the two kinds of people on earth that I mean are the people who lift, and the people who lean
Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Two Kinds Of People
Poems For Teenagers
I have a motto for the new year. ... It is this: "True greatness consists of being great in little things."
E. A. R. Shepherd, My Mottoes
New Year Poems
It is not God's Will that You be Discouraged - It's God's will that you have Courage to Overcome every situation in life.
Charles and Frances Hunter
God Inspirational Quotes
You cannot overcome adversity by sticking your head in the
sand. Theodore W. Higgingsworth
Your friendship we have prized indeed, in hours of joy and times of need
Caleb Davis Bradlee, Prized Friendship
Famous Friendship Poems
Dare to be more, to risk more, to inspire others, to live life to the fullest by doing your best.
Dare To Be
For the lives of men are so inclined that no matter how far we roam, no distance can sever the ties that bind our hearts to love of home
Alex Tuer, A Dream of Home
Poems About Home
In that Book of Life, God's Album, may your name be penned with care
William Van Vorst, God's Album
Poems About God
For the love of God is broader than the measure of mankind
F. W. Faber, Love Of God
Remember, like the snowflake, that each one of us is unique and that truly is a plus!
Catherine Pulsifer, Unique
Poems About Snowflakes
You hurt yourself more when you don't forgive and close the door. Let it go, don't despair forgive others and clear the air.
Catherine Pulsifer, Forgive Others
Still somewhere the sun is sending forth great rays of brilliant light illuminating souls that once were filled with dreadful night
James Henry Thomas, Somewhere
It [opportunity] may come in the sun, yet look still in the storm.For misfortunes may show you its bright beaming form.
David V. Bush
Courage isn't that brave act like running
into a burning building to rescue a mother and child,
or by jumping into a raging river
to save a stranger. Courage is
the ability to meet the continuous challenges of each
day without losing hope.
Byron R. Pulsifer
Always remember to forget the troubles that passed away.
But never forget to remember the blessings that come each day.
O germ! O fount! O word of love! O thought at random cast! Ye were but little at the first, but mighty at the last.
Charles MacKay, Small Beginnings
Little Things Poems
It's a good old world we're livin' in with all its pain an' sorrow; a world where friends are givin' in to cheer us till tomorrow.
Edgar A. Guest, A Good World
Inspirational Friendship Poems
As the radiant bow that scattereth all our faithlessness with proof of a seedtime and a harvest, so the rain upon the roof.
Mrs. F. B. Gage, The Rain Upon The Roof
Poems About Rain
Hope, freedom, sunlight, knowledge come not to wealth alone; he who looks far for blessings will overlook his own.
Sarah Knowles Bolton, Blessings Near At Hand
Poems About Contentment
Love, strength, and courage; courage, strength, and love -the heroes of all time are built thereof.
Charlotte Perkins Stetson, Heroism
Life will have its ups and downs, along with smiles and frowns. But as you journey on the road ahead follow your heart, be not led.
Catherine Pulsifer Only The Beginning
A New Chapter In Life
Joy cannot be held hostage to fear, pain, anger,
disappointment, sadness, or grief. At the end of any given day,
he amount of joy you experienced is the exact amount of joy you
chose to experience. Kay Warren
Just For Today
Instead of feeling discouraged, people should feel inspired
and challenged after being with you.
Lindsay J. Hallie, Happiness: Discover Happiness at Every Age... At Every Stage of Life
Joy is a state of heart and is the only one of these three states - happiness, peace, and joy - that you and you alone can control.
Ellen Miller, The One Year Book of Inspiration for Girlfriends
Poems About Happiness
You can never tell when you send a word like an arrow shot from a bow. By an archer blind, be it cruel or kind, just where it will chance to go.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
You Can Never Tell
Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead. Walk beside me… just be my friend.
Quotes For A Friend
God gives us all some small, sweet way, to set the world rejoicing.
Poems About Joy
In the mist there is clearing; it is within this small opening that
opportunity becomes known.
Rosy Lee Anderson
Courage without hope is like casting action into oblivion.
Rory R. Cuphist
For dogs are very special friends...they bring a joy, a healing power that shines out far and wide.....the ever patient, faithful friends to keep watch by your side!
John McLeod, The Ever Patient Faithful Friend
I want to be able as days go by, always to look myself straight in the eye; I don't want to stand with the setting sun and hate myself for the things I've done.
Edgar A. Guest
Butterflies bend with the wind, it's true.
Still they get where they want to go.
They arrive by persistence through their own insistence...
Author Unknown, Legend of the Butterfly
The beginning of the day is not a
time for fear but, instead, it is a time for action. Why?
Because action is always the antidote for fear.
Byron R. Pulsifer
When certain steps don't work out don't sit and pout
Remember how far you have come from the first baby step to what now you've become.
Catherine Pulsifer, Baby Steps
Self Doubt Quotes
The key to success, happiness, and abundance all sit within you.
Michael Austin Jacobs
There are people in our lives who inspire and encourage us. You, Mom, are at the top of the list.
Birthday Poems For Mom
Self-confidence has the ability to inspire, while arrogance is an
Charles Lamont, Power of Self Confidence
Short Inspirational Quotes
My house eternal in the heavens is lighted by the smile of God
Phoebe Cary, Reconciled
If we shift our time-management and life-management
paradigms from balance to rhythm, we can bring our lives into
harmony with the rhythms of the natural world—and resolve the
necessary guilt we feel over trying, but failing, to keep
everything in balance.
Bruce B. Miller
Anytime we set out on a journey we usually have a map or a GPS. But for the journey of life have faith in the words of the Bible, and use it as your guide.
Journey of Faith
Strong does not mean to be overbearing, or to discard
or ignore the feelings of others. But, it does mean to stand
up for what is proper and right no matter the odds or circumstances.
Byron R. Pulsifer
Improvement is not in the eyes of the beholder - its' fruits become evident in behaviors and actions. And you will motivate others when they see your results.
Byron R. Pulsifer
Something only becomes a failure when you completely give up.
Be an inspiration to others. Design your life on how you want to be remembered.
Robert Rivers, Happiness Is Possible
Go with the flow; observe the change, while loving yourself
and all of your complexities.
Cat O'Connor, 30 Days Of Inspiration
Another easy way of helping yourself embrace the positive things in life is by trying to find something good in each day.
Dylan j Cameron
To embark on a new direction is risky and dangerous.
You never know whether you can make it.
Make kindness a habit today, spread love and kindness in every way
Catherine Pulsifer, A Habit To Embrace
Those who truly lead are able to create a following of people who act not because they were swayed, but because they were inspired.
Simon Sinek, Start with Why
Stop blaming the external world, and focus on yourself.
What can you do to make things better?
AJ Winters, The Motivation Switch
A gift of benevolence secures gratitude and leaves our hearts o.k..
J. J. Thorne
Love And Kindness
On the veteran's honored brow. God keep them long amid home and friends
C. C. Hassler, Veteran's
Action is the bridge that takes us from where we are to where
we greatly desire to be.Demond Jackson
Actions Speak Louder Than Words
The truth is that you have phenomenal power to become well and stay well.
J. B. Owen, Ignite Your Health and Wellness
You can't convince anyone to do anything unless you believe wholeheartedly in what you are doing, or what you are saying, or what you are selling.
Theodore W. Higgingsworth
Motivational Sales Quotes
Figure out what will make you smile, and make that feeling true.
Life will take you everywhere, if you only allow yourself too.
Goals force you to push yourself.
Sean Lysaght, Personal Success
Hide not the thoughts that God puts in your heart, and ever be glad thy strength to impart.
Caleb Davis Bradlee
Let Your Light Shine
Any children granted us, we’ve come to understand more fully, are gifts of God, no matter how they are given.
Ray Guarendi, Adoption
Yet to fear retirement is to fear life. People all too often fear retirement because they focus on what they are giving up instead of what they are gaining.
Ernie Zelinski, How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free
Knowledge is power for the individual who holds it.
Dave Coplin, Business Reimagined
The roads that I travel, what have I to fear?
What a coward I'd be
If I tried not to see
The roses of hope and the sunshine of cheer.
Edgar A. Guest, Roses and Sunshine
Inspiration to act against all odds for the betterment of
others is a bold act of defiance.
Byron R. Pulsifer
Helping Others Quotes
Stand still and hear God speaking to your soul...
Remember, time is His; He’s in control!
Greta Zwaan, Time Belongs To God
Life goes through a series of changing.
Jane John-Nwankwo, How to Become a Better Wife
Positive Quotes About Change
Laughter lowers stress level, which hinders the brain from functioning better.
Stress Relief Quotes
It is only when you can get clear on who you are and
who you want to be in the world, that you can be anchored to
your own truth.
Janeen Latini, Love to Lead, Lead to Love
You cannot survive life alone because you are not a perfect genius
who knows everything under the sun.
Faith Starr, Stop Self-Sabotaging and Shift your Paradigm to Success
If your faith is tested and you can’t run as you used to do,
If you can’t walk, limp along.
If you can’t limp, crawl
and if you can’t crawl, roll....
You can choose to look beautiful or battered in
suffering – choose the former.
Faith Over Fear
When you're reading more, you're learning more.
Jacob Reimer, Entrepreneurship: Rich Habits - 33 Daily Habits of the Rich & Wealthy!
When life is getting you down,
And you feel as if you might drown.
Hold on tight, and start to fight,
And eventually you won't want to frown...
Julie Hebert, Life Getting You Down
Letting Go Poem
A better life rarely just happens. We have to choose change,
choose a better life.
Poems About Change
It is a truism that no one is immune from making mistakes; even you.
Byron R. Pulsifer
If you're not stubborn, you'll give up on experiments too
soon. And if you're not flexible, you'll pound your head against the
wall and you won't see a different solution to a problem you're
trying to solve.
Problem Solving Quotes
If you give up and quit, you will always wonder "what if"
Take a deep breath and start again, let learning and failure be a friend.
Catherine Pulsifer, What If
Don't Quit Poem
But what separates the masters from the mediocre is their
attitude toward failure.
Jonathan Harnum, Practice Like This
To be brave, you overcome fear and listen to the small voice
inside you to do what’s right, regardless of what others say. To be
brave doesn’t mean you’ll never be afraid, but it does mean facing
Deep Quotes About Life
To reach your goals in life, you’ve got to bridge the 12 inch gaps between
your head, your heart and your gut.
Grant M. Bright
Poems About Goals
You must begin to intrinsically think of yourself as a success in order
to become more successful in the future. If you decide that you
will find somehow or some way to achieve your goals, then you
will move forward in your life and experience a large
number of successes.
Faith is like a bird that feels dawn breaking and sings while
it is still dark.
We have many mentors in our life, like my Grandma, she taught, inspired, and encouraged me more than I could have ever learn in a book. Become a mentor to someone!
And as uncomfortable and draining as conflict can be, conflict in and of itself isn’t really the problem. It’s how we handle it that matters.
Amy Gallo, HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict
Inspirational leadership addresses people's inner motivators, values, and emotions. It is a key ingredient in building great organizations,
and it is the most effective leadership approach when organizations need to massively change and improve.
Claudio Feser, When Execution Isn't Enough: Decoding Inspirational Leadership
To do something great, you must first become uncomfortable. Uncomfortable always comes before comfortable.
Mark Dudley, Morning Inspirations I
Quotes To Live By
A lot of people aren't inspired by other people's success. Instead, they are overwhelmed and threatened by it. Jealousy and negativity kick in, and Hate rears its ugly head.
Dan Norris, Create Or Hate
Oprah Winfrey ... is arguably the world's most powerful woman that inspired the world to believe that you can
become anything you want, if you only believe in yourself.
Gifford Thomas, The Inspirational Leader
Start your week by reading some inspirational quotes that will encourage and motivate you to have a great week.
May you also be inspired by nature and may its wisdom motivate you to take a trip to the outdoors and spend some time reconnecting with nature's beauty.
Cesar Iriarte, Nature's Wisdom
Teams aren’t about sameness ... Instead they’re about unlocking what is unique about each of us, in the service of something shared. A team, at its finest, insists on the unique contribution of each of its members ...
Marcus Buckingham, Nine Lies About Work
True peace comes from living a life in alignment with one's inspired vision. This peace comes from orienting our hearts in such a way that external factors (people, norms, events)
no longer dictate the direction of our internal path.
Benjamin P. Hardy, Slipstream Time Hacking
Unlike intuition, inspiration doesn't happen out of the blue, creative minds actively seek inspiration and there is always this need for something inspiring, so just like a physical or bodily need,
inspiration is a mental need and when this internal need for creativity meets an external object, an inspiration happens.
Happiness is not a product of what you get or take; it is a direct result of what and how you give to others be that service, caring, compassion or inspirationally.
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