Inspirational Sayings!

43 longer inspiring quotes for you—famous inspirational sayings that make so much sense!

Inspirational sayings on adversity

- He that would struggle with the world, and bear up in adversity, ought still to resolve not to be discouraged, for resolution is the mother of fortitude, and… very much conducive to our deliverance.
Samuel Palmer (1805-1881) English landscape painter

- Remember that there is a meaning beyond absurdity. Be sure that every little deed counts, that every word has power. Never forget that you can still do your share to redeem the world in spite of all absurdities and frustrations and disappointments.
Abraham Heschel (1907-1972) Polish-born U.S. rabbi, leading Jewish theologian, philosopher

- In times of stress, when you realize that you have made grave or silly mistakes, don’t fall apart, don’t indulge in self-recrimination or depression, but remember that if you learn from your mistake, you will emerge stronger and wiser for the experience.
Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, contemporary Hungarian-born U.S. Jewish inspirational speaker, author

- In time of crisis, we summon up our strength. Then, if we are lucky, we are able to call every resource, every forgotten image that can leap to our quickening, every memory that can make us know our power. And this luck is more than it seems to be: it depends on the long preparation of the self to be used.
Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980) U.S. poet, political activist

All human life has its seasons and cycles, and no one’s personal chaos can be permanent. Winter, after all, gives way to spring and summer, though sometimes when branches stay dark and the earth cracks with ice, one thinks they will never come, that spring, and that summer, but they do, and always.
Truman Capote (1924-1984) U.S. author

- Of course there will be obstacles. That's the whole point of this game called life. Would you play any board game or computer game if there were no obstacles or rules to make the game more challenging? Of course not, that would be so boring. Why then do we expect the biggest and best game of all to be any different?
Nickolove Lovemore, contemporary African-American life coach

A heart-shaped cloud

- At one time or another we all experience personal crises. At such times we have the option of indulging in self-pity and succumbing to depression, or of remembering that we have a mission… to perfect the world by giving. If we can live by that commitment and remember to help others when we ourselves are in need of help, we will be able to weather the storm.
Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, contemporary Hungarian-born U.S. Jewish inspirational speaker, author

Inspirational sayings on attitude

- If you have great ambition, take as big a step as possible in the direction of fulfilling it. The step may only be a tiny one, but trust that it may be the largest one possible for now.
Mildred H. McAfee (1900-1994) U.S. academic, first director of Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service in U.S. Navy in WWII

- Blame is one of the surest ways to stay in a problem. In blaming another, we give away our power. Understanding enables us to rise above the issue and take control of our future.
Louise Hay (born 1926) U.S. self-help author, publisher

- Wholeness is a quality of beauty. It need not be perfect as to features, but it must be sincere as to purpose. It need not be absolute as to design, but it must be honest as to motivation.
Elizabeth Wray Taylor, U.S. author

- Creatures of a very particular making, we need to know the cultural blinders that narrow our worldview as well as the psychological blinders that narrow our view of our personal experience.
Christina Baldwin, contemporary U.S. author, seminar presenter

- Your attitude—your perspective, your outlook, how you feel about yourself, how you feel about other people—determines your priorities, your actions, your values. Your attitude determines how you interact with other people and how you interact with yourself.
Carolyn Warner, contemporary U.S. motivational/inspirational speaker, author

- Because we are spiritual beings, it is the spirit of what we do that determines how much fulfillment we derive. You can be going through all the motions and doing all the appropriate and expected actions, but if you are empty or absent inside, your deeds mean little.
Alan Cohen (born 1950s) U.S. personal development/success teacher, author

Inspirational sayings on behaviour

- Part of having a strong sense of self is to be accountable for one’s actions. No matter how much we explore motives or lack of motives, we are what we do.
Dr. Janet Geringer Woititz, contemporary U.S. author, teacher, lecturer

- The world is divided into two classes of people: the few who make good on their promises and the many who don’t; get in Column A and stay there. You’ll be valuable wherever you go.
Robert C. Townsend (1920-1998) U.S. business executive and author

- I want to tell you not to move into that world where you’re alone with yourself and your mantra and your fitness program, or whatever it is that you might use to try to control the world by closing it out.
Joan Didion (born 1934) U.S. novelist, journalist, screenplay writer

Inspirational saying on belief

- The universe desires you to have everything you want to have. Nature is friendly to your plans. Everything is naturally for you. Make up your mind that this is true.
Wallace D. Wattles (1860-1911) U.S. self-help author

Inspirational sayings on cause and effect

- Remove your consciousness from what is not working and you will find a cornucopia of what is working. The more good you find, the more good will find you.
Alan Cohen (born 1950s) U.S. personal development/success teacher, author

- It is only when we doggedly cling to our self-image as a victim that the universe continues to match our beliefs with situations that reflect our sense of powerlessness.
Alan Cohen (born 1950s) U.S. personal development/success teacher, author

- If you have doubts about yourself, others will have doubts about you. If you believe in yourself and your project, so will someone out there. Your process of bringing your vision to life is an exercise in self-belief.
Alan Cohen (born 1950s) U.S. personal development/success teacher, author

- Focused on our good, focused on our abundance, we naturally attract more of the same. This is spiritual law. Our consciousness is creative. What we focus on, we empower and enlarge. Good multiplies when focused upon. Negativity multiplies when focused upon. The choice is ours: Which do we want more of?
Julia Cameron (born 1948) U.S. poet, playwright, filmmaker, teacher, author, artist

- The more you think and talk about what you don’t want, the more real it seems, the more evidence you will find to keep you there, and the more public opinion you will garner to uphold that condition. Instead, talk about where you would like to be, why you want to be there, why you deserve it, and how it would feel to be there.
Alan Cohen (born 1950s) U.S. personal development/success teacher, author

Inspirational sayings on creativity

- All too often we try to push, pull, outline and control our ideas instead of letting them grow organically. The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.
Julia Cameron (born 1948) U.S. poet, playwright, filmmaker, teacher, author, artist

Blue sky and water with palm trees, and three birds flying by the moon

- Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. When we really listen to people there is an alternating current, and this recharges us so that we never get tired of each other. We are constantly being re-created.
Brenda Ueland (1891-1985) U.S. award-winning journalist, author

- These people who are always briskly doing something and as busy as waltzing mice, they have little, sharp, staccato ideas, such as: "I see where I can make an annual cut of $3.47 in my meat budget." But they have no slow, big ideas.
Brenda Ueland (1891-1985) U.S. award-winning journalist, author

- Creativity—like human life itself—begins in darkness. We need to acknowledge this. All too often, we think only in terms of light: "And then the light bulb went on and I got it!" It is true that insights may come to us as flashes. It is true that some of these flashes may be blinding. It is, however, also true that such bright ideas are preceded by a gestation period that is interior, murky, and completely necessary.
Julia Cameron (born 1948) U.S. poet, playwright, filmmaker, teacher, author, artist

Inspirational saying on daring

- Sometimes risk is not about making that first step, it’s actually sticking with it. And taking the risk of being the first, and not knowing who your friends are, and letting time determine how right you are.
Ana Serrano, contemporary Canadian Film Centre Media Lab director

Inspirational sayings on determination

- Nothing ever built arose to touch the skies unless some man dreamed that it should, some man believed that it could, and some man willed that it must.
Charles Kettering (1876-1958) U.S. inventor

- I have learned, as a rule of thumb, never to ask whether you can do something. Say, instead, that you are doing it. Then fasten your seat belt. The most remarkable things follow.
Julia Cameron (born 1948) U.S. poet, playwright, filmmaker, teacher, author, artist

Inspirational sayings on fear

- A fearful expectation often leads right to the undesirable result; wanting something so much, yet believing it won’t happen, can block its happening.
Barbara Hoberman Levine, contemporary U.S. teacher, author

- Fear is a question: what are you afraid of, and why? Just as the seed of health is in illness, because illness contains information, our fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if we explore them.
Marilyn Ferguson (1938-2008) U.S. author, positive-change speaker

- Fear acts as a magnet for negative experiences. … As part of the physical universe we are all subject to the Law of Gravity—“what goes up must come down.” So too, we are all subject to the principle of consciousness called the Law of Attraction—“what you think about comes about.”
Barbara Hoberman Levine, contemporary U.S. teacher, author

Inspirational saying on the future

- If we can recognize that change and uncertainty are basic principles, we can greet the future and the transformations we are undergoing with the understanding that we do not know enough to be pessimistic.
Hazel Henderson (born 1933) English futurist, economic iconoclast

Inspirational saying on giving

- There is always the perfect balance of giving and receiving, and though man should give without thinking of returns, he violates law if he does not accept the returns that come to him; for all gifts are from God, man being merely the channel.
Florence Scovel Shinn (1871-1940) U.S. metaphysical writer and teacher

Inspirational saying on goals

- That clear mental picture you must have continually in mind… as the sailor has in mind the port to which he is sailing the ship. You must no more lose sight of it than the helmsman loses sight of the compass.
Wallace D. Wattles (1860-1911) U.S. self-help author

Inspirational saying on inspiration

- Inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic striving, but it comes into us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness.
Brenda Ueland (1891-1985) U.S. award-winning journalist, author

Inspirational sayings on power

- It becomes clearer to me each year that the Source energy that keeps us breathing, keeps our blood PH what it should be and keeps our heart beating is our true source of power.
Christiane Northrup, MD, contemporary U.S. author, lecturer

- You can change the course of human history. You. Not only the people who run governments or own corporations or lead movements or write books or are influential for some other reason. Not only those people. You. You can change the course of human history. This is not an exaggeration. Please believe me. This is not an exaggeration.
Neale Donald Walsch (born 1943) U.S. author

Inspirational sayings on transformation

- Have enormous faith in the capacity to transform. This is a powerful time in the evolution of the human psyche—like the Renaissance and the Reformation.
Terry Tempest Williams (born 1955) U.S. author, naturalist, environmental activist

- Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
Dr. Howard Thurman (1899-1981) African-American author, philosopher and civil rights leader

- We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.
Marion Wright Edelman (born 1939) U.S. children’s rights activist

Inspirational sayings on truth

- The courage to cooperate or initiate are based entirely on the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth as the divine mind within you tells you the truth is. It really does require a courage and a self-disciplining to go along with that truth.
Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) U.S. architect, author, designer, futurist, inventor, visionary

- You can deceive others, you can deceive your brain-self, but you can't deceive your mind-self—for mind deals only in the discovery of truth and the interrelationship of all truths. The cosmic laws with which mind deals are noncorruptible.
Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) U.S. architect, author, designer, futurist, inventor, visionary

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