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Famous Inspirational Quotes

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Inspiration and genius--one and the same. - Victor Hugo

Nothing is predestined: The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings. - Ralph Blum

To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says: "Leave no stone unturned." - Edward Bulwer Lytton

If you would create something, you must be something. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Every artist was first an amateur. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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No great man ever complains of want of opportunities. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can. - Thomas Carlyle

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true. - Leon J. Suenes

The power of imagination power of makes us infinite. - John Muir

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. - Epictetus

Famous Inspirational Quotes 11-15

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help with man with the wrong mental attitude. – W.W. Ziege

Neutrality, as a lasting principle, is an evidence of weakness. – Louis Kossuth

Science may have found a cure for most evils; but is has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. – Helen Keller

The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives. – William James

Obstinacy in opinions holds the dogmatist in the chains of error, without the hope of emancipation. – John C. Granville

Famous Inspirational Quotes 16-20

Coolness and absence of heat and haste indicate fine qualities. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time. - T.S. Eliot

Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also. –Marcus Aurelius Antonius Thou must be like a promontory of the sea, against which, though the waves beat continually, yet it both itself stands, and about it are those swelling waves stilled and quieted. – Marcus Aurelius

Without haste, but without rest. – Goethe

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Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistence. – Daniel H. Burnham

The big shots are only the little shots who keep shooting. – Christopher Morley

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others. – John F. Kennedy

You can come out of the furnace of trouble two ways: if you let if consume you, you come out a cinder; but there is a kind of metal which refuses to be consumed, and comes out a star. – Jean Church

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have. – Abraham Lincoln

Famous Inspirational Quotes 26-30

When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail. – Abraham Maslow

If at first you don't succeed, Try, try again; Then your courage should appear; For, if you will persevere, You will conquer; never fear; Try, try again. – McGuffey’s Second Reader

You must not only aim aright, but draw the bow with all your might. – Henry David Thoreau

Don't spend your precious time asking 'Why isn't the world a better place?' It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is 'How can I make it better?' To that there is an answer. – Leo F. buscaglia

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land amongst the stars. – Jill McLemore

Famous Inspirational Quotes 31-35

We are new every day. – Irene Claremont de Castillego

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. – Robert Louis Stevenson

Do not think that what your thoughts dwell on does not matter. Your thoughts are making you. – Bishop Steere

Whoever you are, there is some younger person who thinks you are perfect. There is some work that will never be done if you don't do it. There is someone who would miss you if you were gone. There is a place that you alone can fill. – Jacob M. Braude

Be Kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle. – Philo

Famous Inspirational Quotes 36-40

Light tomorrow with today. – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Perserverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another. – Walter Elliott

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. – E.E. Cummings

Being defeated is often only a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. – Marilyn vos Savant

The art of being yourself at your best is the art of unfolding your personality into the man you want to be. Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others. – Wilfred Peterson

Famous Inspirational Quotes 41-45

For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin- real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life. This perspective has helped me to see there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. So treasure every moment you have and remember that time waits for no one. Happiness is a journey, not a destination... –Souza

Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve. – Stonewall Jackson

A man who wants to do something will find a way; a man who doesn’t will find an excuse. – Stephen Dolley Jr.

Write in your heart that every day is the best day in the year. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits. - Thomas Alva Edison

Famous Inspirational Quotes 46-50

It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually. - M. Scott Peck

Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt. – William Shakespeare

It's never too late to be who you might have been. - George Eliot

If you're never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances. - Julia Sorel

The most important thing in life is to see to it that you are never beaten. - Andre Malraux

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The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit. - Moliere

You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down. - Mary Pickford

Shallow men (& women) believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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