Inspirational quotes and sayings

Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.
Machiavelli

Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.
Jamie Paolinetti

Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.
Les Brown

The only real failure in life is the failure to try.
Anonymous

Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only for one second without hope.
Anonymous

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
Buddha

You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’
George Bernard Shaw

Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.
Anonymous

Some people dream of success… while others wake up and work hard at it.
Anonymous

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.
Pamela Vaull Starr

The value of an idea lies in the using of it.
Thomas Alva Edison

The soldier who fights to death never dies, but the soldier who fights for existence never truly exists.
Admiral Yi Sun Shin

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.
Zig Ziglar

Everything you need is already inside. Just do it.
Bill Bowerman

To teach is great, but to inspire is divine.
Vikas Khanna

The best dreams happen when you’re awake.
Cherie Gilderbloom

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Nelson Mandela

It is not important as to how many times you have fallen, but it is important as to how soon you have risen up to the challenge.
Anonymous

If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.
Ivan Turgenev

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Mark Twain

Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.
Christopher Reeve

Hope is a good thing, maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies.
Shawshank Redemption

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Henry Ford

When one door of happiness closes, another opens: but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
Helen Keller & Alexander Graham Bell

Life is either daring adventure or nothing.
Helen Keller

Tough times never last, but tough people do.
Dr. Robert Schuller

Our greatest glory is not in never failing but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Opportunity is available for everyone – all you have to do is grab it!
Anonymous

In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity.
Albert Einstein

Staying up all night is a waste of sleeping, and a waste of sleeping is a waste of dreaming, and dreaming is important because the more dreams you have, the better chance you have of one coming true.
Anonymous

Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.
Tyron Edwards

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Oscar Wilde

Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.
Charles Kettering

Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
Anonymous

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

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

Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W. Clement Stone

We were born to succeed, not to fail.
Henry David Thoreau

If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author and everyday you have the opportunity to write a new page.
Mark Houlahan

Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.
Jim Rohn

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.
Henry David Thoreau

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
T.S. Eliot

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing

Rest but never quit. Even the sun has a sinking spell each evening. But it always rises the next morning. At sunrise, every soul is born again.
Anonymous

Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
Swedish Proverb

There is no such thing as luck. Success comes from actually doing it.
Anonymous

Minds are like parachutes – they only function when open.
Thomas Dewar

Remember the storm is a good opportunity for the pine and the cypress to show their strength and their stability.
Ho Chi Minh

Have the courage to act on your dreams. Leave behind you the internal forces that hold you back.
Anonymous

When you stop trying to change others and work on changing yourself, your world changes for the better.
Anonymous

Defeat is simply a signal to press onward.
Helen Keller

What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to… there is nothing you cannot achieve.
Lao Tzu

The secret of success is having the courage to begin in the first place.
Anonymous

When all this started, I asked myself, ‘Am I going to withdraw from the world, like most people do, or am I going to live?’ I decided I am going to live-or at least try to live-the way I want, with dignity, with courage, with humor, with composure.
Mitch Albom

I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of a man is to live, not to exist.
Jack London

Reach up as far as you can and God will help you reach the rest of the way.
Greg Hickman

In bed my real love has always been the sleep that rescued me by allowing me to dream.
Luigi Pirandello

Never, never, never give up.
Winston Churchill

No pressure, no diamonds.
Mary Case

Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.
Helen Keller