Inspirational Quotes

Artist: Vincent Van Gogh- Branches with Almond Blossom


Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.  James M. Barrie


A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he knows something.  Wilson Mizner


Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciative heart.  Henry Clay


I am an optimist.  It doesn’t seem too much use being anything else.  Winston Churchill


Do you know what Perseverance is?  It is how quickly you can get back up after you have fallen.  Peter E. Gutierrez


Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.  Mother Teresa


What you resist persists.  Carl Jung


The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.  Parton


Childhood reveals tendencies.  Youth develops personality. Maturity establishes character.  Hubert Van Zeller


There is nothing noble in being superior to someone else.  The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.  Hindu Proverb


Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good actions; try to use ordinary situations.  Richter


Let us remember, so far as we can, that every unpleasant thought is a bad thing literally put in the body.  Prentice Mulford


Whether you think you can or think you can’t, either way you are right.  Henry Ford


A problem well stated is a problem half solved.  Charles F. Kettering


We need love’s tender lesson taught
As only weakness can;
God hath His small interpreters,
The child must teach the man.  John Greenleaf Whittier


Virtue is a kind of heath, beauty, and good habit of the soul.  Plato


Have a heart that never hardens and a temper that never tires and a touch that never hurts.  Charles Dickens


Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls. Joseph Campbell


To love and to be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.   David Viscott


A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.  John Burroughs


Honesty is the first book in the chapter of wisdom.  Thomas Jefferson


Pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.  John Ruskin


We need to learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.   Gandhi


We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.  Winston Churchill


Courage looks you straight in the eye.  The people who told me it was stern were not lying; they just forgot to mention it was kind.  J. Gendler


Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anyone else expects of you.  Henry Ward Beecher


Miracles happen to those who believe in them.  Bernard Berenson


I always prefer to believe the best of everybody,  it saves so much trouble.  Rudyard Kipling


True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.  Charles Colton


The lens of fear magnifies the size of the uncertainty.  Charles Swindoll


Ah, the insight of hindsight!  Thurston N. Davis


There are two kinds of weakness, that which breaks and that which bends.  James Russell Lowell


When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around.  But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.  Mark Twain


To look back all the time is boring.  Excitement lies in tomorrow.  Makarova


See into life, don’t just look at it.  Baxter


We need time to dream, time to remember, and time to reach the infinite. Time to be.  Taber


Courage is resistance to fear and mastery of fear, not absence of fear.  Mark Twain


When angry, count to ten before you speak; when very angry count a hundred.  Thomas Jefferson


Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are cheese.  Billie Burke


Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted.  Longfellow


Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.  Winston Churchill


Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.  Winston Churchill


A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.  Winston Churchill


It is a mistake to look too far ahead.  Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.  Winston Churchill


It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see.  Winston Churchill.


Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.  Winston Churchill


Now is not the end.  It is not even the beginning of the end.  But it is, perhaps, the end of the Beginning.  Winston Churchill


It is easier to leave angry words unspoken than to mend a heart those words have broken.