37 Inspirational Quotes That Will Change Your Life
The right words lift us. Mostly, they help us lift ourselves.
They can kindle your fire or fan your flames.
Here are 37 inspirational quotes to help you get a fresh start, find your path, stand if you’ve fallen, and make your dreams happen.
Why 37? It’s one of the world’s favorite numbers. This might actually be because it’s a combo of two of the world’s favorite numbers, 3 and 7.
Either way, please enjoy this hand-crafted collection of the world’s most inspirational quotes by some of the most inspiring minds of all time …
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Inspirational Quotes to Kindle Your Inner Fire
“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” — Henry Stanley Haskins
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” — Howard Thurman
“The best revenge is massive success.” –- Frank Sinatra
“Inspiration exists, but it must find you working.” –- Pablo Picasso
“Let each man exercise the art he knows.” – Aristophanes
“The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.” — Ben Okri
“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” –- Albert Einstein
“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” –- Ayn Rand
“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” –- Vincent Van Gogh
“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” –- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” — Mary Anne Radmacher
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” –- Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” –- Farrah Gray
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” –- Lao Tzu
“Think with your whole body.” — Taisen Deshimaru
“Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.” – Michelangelo
“What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?” — Robert H. Schuller
“The power of imagination makes us infinite.” — John Muir
“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” – Napoleon Hill
“Every moment is a fresh beginning.” – T.S. Eliot
“I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.” — Oprah Winfrey
“Fall seven times and stand up eight.” –- Japanese Proverb
“That which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.” — Friedrich Nietzshe
“The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.” –- Chinese Proverb
“To thrive in life you need three bones. A wishbone. A backbone. And a funny bone.” — Reba McEntire
“Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.” -– Jim Morrison
“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” –- Confucius
“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, ‘I’m possible!’” –- Audrey Hepburn
“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” — Vince Lombardi
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” — George Eliot
“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” – Nido Qubein
“You change your life by changing your heart.” — Max Lucado
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” –- Arthur Ashe
“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” –- George Addair
“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” –- Benjamin Franklin
“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” –- Aristotle
Whether you roar, or try again tomorrow, I hope these words of wisdom help you when you need them most.
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