Friday, March 2, 2012

Inspirational Quotes

Inspiring Quotes

I love quotes. They provoke thought, bring comfort and speak to the heart for years to come.

Here is a collection of some of my favorite quotes. I hope that they inspire, comfort and bring smiles as you are reminded of their message.

I hope you don’t mind, but I tossed a few of my own at the bottom.

You’ll notice that many of these have links attached. Those quotes have a picture attached to it that you can use to encourage others by sharing or posting on facebook or on twitter. Click, Enjoy & Share!


  1. Faith goes up the stairs that love has built and looks out the window which hope has opened.–Charles Spurgeon
  2. Even a small star shines in darkness ~ Finnish Proverb
  3. If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you ~ Winnie the Pooh
  4. We rejoice in spite of our grief, not in place of it. ~ Woodrow Kroll
  5. Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.–Christopher Reeve
  6. Let your hopes, not your hurts shape your future ~ Robert H Schuller
  7. God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with him. ~ Jim Elliot
  8. Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others? ~ Martin Luther King Jr
  9. The things that make me different are the things that make me ~ Winnie the Pooh
  10. A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition ~ William Author Ward
  11. We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.–Ben Sweetland
  12. The place where light and dark begin to touch is where miracles arise ~ Robert A. Johnson
  13. If you continually give, you will continually have. – Unknown
  14. Colors fade, temples crumble, empires fall but wise words endure. ~ Edward Thorndike
  15. The luxury of doing good surpasses every other personal enjoyment.- John Gay
  16. The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart ~ Helen Keller
  17. No one has ever become poor by giving.–Anne Frank
  18. Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way ~ Booker T Washington
  19. Blessed are those who give without remembering and take without forgetting.–Elizabeth Bibesco
  20. He gives DOUBLE who gives unasked. ~ Arabian Proverb
  21. To give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quality of its own.–Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  22. It is possible to give without loving, but it is impossible to love without giving.–Richard Braunstein
  23. Men are only great as they are kind. — Elbert Hubbard
  24. Giving is true having.–Charles Spurgeon
  25. Faith expects from God what is beyond all expectations ~ Andrew Murray
  26. Getters don’t get–givers get.–Eugene Benge
  27. No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow. ~ Alice Walker
  28. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow ~ Melody Beattie
  29. For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul. ~ Judy Garland
  30. He conquers who endures ~ Persius
  31. If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching,, or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin into his nest again, I shall not live in vain ~ Emily Dickinson
  32. Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can ~ Danny Kaye
  33. The Journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step ~ Lao Tzu
  34. Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud. ~ Maya Angelou
  35. Spread joy. Chase your wildest dreams. ~ Patch Adams
  36. Beauty is not caused, It IS ~ Emily Dickinson
  37. Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy~ Thich Nhat Hanh
  38. Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. ~ William James
  39. One joy scatters a hundred griefs - Chinese Proverb
  40. You never know what happiness a simple act of kindness will bring about.-Bree Abel
  41. Comparison is the thief of joy.–Unknown
  42. Sometimes,’ said Pooh, ‘the smallest things take up the most room in your heart ~ Winnie the Pooh
  43. Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities ~ Robert H. Schuller
  44. Joy is very infectious; therefore, be always full of joy.–Mother Teresa
  45. Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.- Elton Trueblood
  46. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.–Mother Teresa
  47. Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.~Corrie Ten Boom
  48. In every single moment there is significance. Wonder is sprinkled all around us.–Flavia
  49. Let your thoughts meander towards a sea of ideas ~ Leo D. Minnigh
  50. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.–Ralph Waldo Emerson
  51. A life lived for others, is a life worthwhile. ~ Albert Einstein
  52. No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. — Aesop,
  53. If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader ~ John Quincy Adams
  54. There is no education like adversity ~ Benjamin Disraeli
  55. If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done ~ Ludwig Wiffgenstein
  56. Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength ~ Ralph Sockman
  57. Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out. — Frank A. Clark
  58. The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm. — Swedish proverb
  59. Character is much easier kept than recovered. — Thomas Paine
  60. Courage is being scared to death — and saddling up anyway.~ John Wayne
  61. What worries you, masters you.~ Haddon W. Robinson
  62. I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time ~ Winnie the Pooh
  63. When the world says, “Give up,” Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.” – Author Unknown
  64. When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  65. Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there. - Josh Billings
  66. Fall seven times, stand up eight. – Japanese Proverb
  67. As you attempt to make big differences, remember to appreciate the small differences. And remember that you don’t always have to reach the goal you set in order to make a difference ~ Win Borden
  68. The doors of wisdom are never shut. ~ Benjamin Franklin
  69. Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.- Newt Gingrich
  70. It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer. – Albert Einstein
  71. Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another. – Walter Elliott
  72. Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock. - Author Unknown
  73. To be inspired is great, to inspire is incredible ~ unknown
  74. Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things ~ Peter F. Drucker
  75. Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead othes as what he does from day to day to lead himself. ~ Thomas J. Watson
  76. We’ll be Friends Forever, won’t we, Pooh?’ asked Piglet. Even longer,’ Pooh answered.” ~ Winnie The Pooh
  77. Live out of your imagination, not your history ~ Stephen R. Covey
  78. It’s the ones you can call up at 4:00 a.m. that really matter. ~ Marlene Dietrich
  79. Problems are not stop signs, they are guide lines ~ Robert Schuler
  80. The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty. ~ Winston Churchill
  81. Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh?” he whispered. ”Yes, Piglet?”"Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s hand. “I just wanted to be sure of you.” ~ Winnie The Pooh
  82. We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone ~ Loretta Scott
  83. Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you too can become great. ~ Mark Twain
  84. Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear ~ Anthony Robbins
  85. Joy is untouched by circumstance ~ unknown
  86. Humor is mankind’s greatest blessing. ~ Mark Twain
  87. A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else ~ John Burroughs
  88. How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard ~ Winnie The Pooh
  89. The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook ~ William James
  90. A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. ~ Anonymous
  91. Look through the eyes of compassion as you make your way through the day ~ Marie Wikle
  92. Know storms will be coming…..remember you’ll be accompanied by the Master of the Wind ~ Marie Wikle
  93. Don’t just look for the writing on the wall, listen for the whisper ~ Marie Wikle
  94. I don’t have to be anyone special to be extremely special in God’s eyes ~ Marie Wikle
  95. We are all fighting a battle. Pain is pain – no matter what kind – it still hurts! I’m glad for friends who help ease it ~ Marie Wikle
  96. Be a light in someone’s life today, no matter how small – you’ll still light up their world! ~ Marie Wikle
  97. Failure is never final, it’s usually a detour. Enjoy the new scenery! ~ Marie Wikle
  98. Many look at failure as final, but it isn’t. It’s just a different road to get to where you need to go. ~ Marie Wikle
  99. Infect others with Joy! Those smiles that you give away – powerful for the heart that is discouraged. ~ Marie Wikle
  100. Utilize those things you excel in and focus on taking one more step towards your dream today. ~ Marie Wikle
  101. WE have resources that NO one else has. We can make a powerful difference right here, right now. ~ Marie Wikle
  102. A friend hugs the heart, brings smiles through tears & even when apart, is always near! ~ Marie Wikle
  103. Don’t focus on fear or failure – focus on the FATHER! ~Marie Wikle
  104. I choose to change what I can, fix what is wrong & find the good in the rest. ~Marie Wikle
  105. When you are surrounded by hurt, use that to deepen your drive to make a difference! ~ Marie Wikle
  106. Hug the ones you can, call those you can’t and the ones you can’t call…honor their memory today in a special way. ~ Marie Wikle
  107. Regardless of their circumstances, everyone has it within themselves to make a difference. I just want to be a voice that is constantly reminding others that it can be done. ~ Marie Wikle
  108. What awaits you is as vast as the ocean. Embrace the day, seize the precious moments and treasure the beauty of it all. ~ Marie Wikle
  109. There’s no joy like Spreading Joy ~ Marie Wikle

What is YOUR favorite quote? Is there one that just renews your heart, encourages your mind and puts a little pep in your step?

Share it with us in the comments below. I’d love to know what speaks to your heart.


Ashley Watson said...

Inspiring Quotes really bring positiveness in our lives and inspire and motivate us to live our our lives in positive way. I really loved all of these quotes.

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