Inspirational Quotes

inspirational quotesGreat inspirational quotes capture the essence of our hopes, dreams and values in elegant, yet tidy prose. 

I’ve always wanted a place to keep and share the great ones — now I have it.

This is a living document. If you share one that has a significant impact on me, I will happily add it to the list so… 

 …PLEASE share your favorite quotes in the comments below.


Many are afraid of death. I fear missing life.” Chuck J. Rylant 


What does not kill me makes me stronger.” Friedrich Nietzshe


Accept responsibility and take control or decide you’re not responsible and remain powerless.” Chuck J. Rylant


It’s easier to criticize those you envy than it is to endure the sacrifices they had to make.” Chuck J. Rylant

I-have-not-failed-IveI have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas A. Edison

Youre-in-a-datingYou’re in a dating relationship with your customers. If you do not give them attention, someone else will.” Chuck J. Rylant


Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed.” Friedrich Nietzshe 


I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” Mark Twain

Whether-you-think-youWhether you think you can, or you think you can’t — you’re right.” Henry Ford 


It’s impossible to fail if each lesson brings you one step closer to the right formula.” Chuck J. Rylant


Only do the things you love or are profitable. Everything else is waste.”: Chuck J. Rylant

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 “Adversity is fuel that drives self-discovery and personal growth.” Chuck J. Rylant


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16 Replies to “Inspirational Quotes”

  1. The coldest winter ever was the summer I spent in San Fransico
    Mark Twain

    Not an inspirational quote by I still love it and find it humorous.

  2. To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

    I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.” — Anaïs Nin

    The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”
    ― Ayn Rand

    The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

    The trouble with most of us is that we’d rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.” ― Norman Vincent Peale

    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

    Not all those who wander are lost.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien

    Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ― Lao Tzu

    I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it. ” ― Maya Angelou

    The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.” ― Søren Kierkegaard

    If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.”
    ― Audre Lorde

    Many are more comfortable with the surface of life. But, I myself am more comfortable in the ocean.” Angela Nealy

    Who am I? A woman of many words with a heart worth more than gold.” — Angela Nealy

  3. When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive — to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. 

    - Marcus Aurelius

  4. It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, and half-believed, before I was able to walk on the earth as though I had a right to be here.” 

    - James Baldwin

    1. Isn’t that so very true?! 

      And how many never get this and keep following that same “filth.”

  5. The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.”

    Jack Kerouac

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  7. You didnt quit skateboarding because you got old, you got old because you quit skateboarding.
    ‑Jay Adam’s
    *insert whatever you love to do in place of skateboarding*

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