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Inspirational Quotes

You will find both spiritual quotes and inspirational quotes throughout the site, but I have gathered many of my favorite inspirational quotes here on this page as well.

Inspiring quotes can be the highlight of your day.

They can motivate you to push on when you don't feel you can any more.

They can remind you of who you are, or spark new dreams of what could be.

Happiness quotes remind us that it doesn't come in "things", it comes in "being", and in the thoughts we choose to think.

Quotes about spirituality, positive affirmations and soul quotes remind me that I am not just this body that I was born with. I am spirit, a part of God, who wants wonderful things for each one of us.

I think this first quote, by Harriet Tubman (American Civil War activist, leader of the Underground Railroad and humanitarian) is my absolute favorite inspirational quote:

Inspirational Quotes

"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

"This I know. This I believe with all my heart. If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being - we can do it!"
Eleanor Roosevelt

"In a gentle way, you can shake the world."
Mohandas Gandhi

"Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend ... when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present-love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature, and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure-the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience heaven on earth."
Sarah Ban Breathnach

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind."
William James

"You've got to follow your passion. You've got to figure out what it is you love - who you really are. And have the courage to do that. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams."
Oprah Winfrey

"Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives."
Louise L. Hay

"What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?"
Robert H. Schuller

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"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!"
Audrey Hepburn

"You change your life by changing your heart."
Max Lucado

"Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start."
Nido Qubein

"Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall at last unveil."
John Ruskin

"If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right."
Mary Kay Ash

"When you look at the world in a narrow way, how narrow it seems! When you look at it in a mean way, how mean it is! When you look at it selfishly, how selfish it is! But when you look at it in a broad, generous, friendly spirit, what wonderful people you find in it."
Horace Rutledge

"Every thought we think is creating our future."
Louise L. Hay

"Each of us makes his own weather, determines the color of the skies in the emotional universe which he inhabits."
Fulton J. Sheen

"One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself."
Lucille Ball

"Life is raw material. We are artisans. We can sculpt our existence into something beautiful, or debase it into ugliness. It's in our hands."
Cathy Better

"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow."
Helen Keller

"Life is not meant to be easy, my child; but take courage - it can be delightful."
George Bernard Shaw

"Since the human body tends to move in the direction of its expectations - plus or minus-it is important to know that attitudes of confidence and determination are no less a part of the treatment program than medical science and technology."
Norman Cousins

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"The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart... will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings."
Henry Ward Beecher

"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."
Martin Luther King

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"Do not struggle. Go with the flow of things, and you will find yourself at one with the mysterious unity of the Universe."
Chuang Tzu

"Before a painter puts a brush to his canvas he sees his picture mentally.... If you think of yourself in terms of a painting, what do you see? ... Is the picture one you think worth painting? ... You create yourself in the image you hold in your mind."
Thomas Dreier

"As you think, you travel, and as you love, you attract. You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you."
James Lane Allen

"Hope gives a person the capacity to persevere against all odds — to believe in yourself even when all signals tell you that you can't."
Caroline Myss

"It's time to start living the life you've imagined."
Henry James

"Keep your thoughts right, for as you think, so are you. Therefore, think only those things that will make the world better, and you unashamed."
Henry H. Buckley

"Every man is free to rise as far as he's able or willing, but the degree to which he thinks determines the degree to which he'll rise."
Ayn Rand

"Change your thoughts and you change your world."
Norman Vincent Peale

"It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."
J. K. Rowling

"You just can't complain about being alive. It's self-indulgent to be unhappy.
Gena Rowland

"No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
Helen Keller

"The power of imagination makes us infinite.
John Muir

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