Inspirational Quotes

Here are some quotes which inspire me.

Added: 25th May 2015

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing but in rising every time we fall” Nelson Mandela

“You never know how strong you are until strong is your only choice” Bob Marley

Added: 30th December 2014

“You have 3 choices in life: give up, give in or give it all you’ve got” Kim Garst

“Sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary simply by doing them with the right people” Elizabeth Green

“Make the time to fly every day or there will come a time when you completely forget that you have wings” Katrina Mayer

“You cannot go through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make” Jane Goodall

Added: 2nd August 2014

“Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear and not bothering” Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne

“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity” Dorothy Parker

“Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known” from Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne

Added: 5th May 2014

“I don’t feel very much like Pooh today”, said Pooh. “There, there”, said Piglet. ”I’ll bring you tea and honey until you do”. A.A. Milne

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any” Alice Walker

“Create a life that feels good on the inside, not one that just looks good on the outside” Anon

“You are confined only by the walls you build yourself” Anon

“Do or not do. There is no try.” Yoda (Star Wars)

“The greatest gift is a passion for reading” – Elizabeth Hardwick

“No two persons ever read the same book” – Edmund Wilson

“So, please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away. And in its place you can install, a lovely bookshelf on the wall” – Roald Dahl, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

Added: 1st January 2014

“Love in your heart is not put there to stay. Love isn’t love till you give it away” Anon

“Happiness has a new best friend. His name is kindness” Seth Godin

“You don’t know how strong you are until strong is all you’ve got” Anon

“In this life we cannot always do great things, but we can do small things with great love” Mother Teresa

“This is the true joy in life, being used for a purpose recognised by yourself as a mighty one; being a force of nature, instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die. I rejoice in life for its own sake.Life is no brief candle to me. It’s a sort of splendid torch which I’ve got to hold up for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible, before handing it on to future generations.”  George Bernard Shaw

“Life isn’t about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself”George Bernard Shaw

“We cannot teach people anything. We can only help them discover it within themselves” – Galileo Gallilei

“Sometimes, on the way to a dream, you get lost and find a better one” – Lisa Hammond

“For my part, I know nothing with any certainty. But the sight of the starts makes me dream” – Vincent Van Gogh

Added: 10th November 2013

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls” Pablo Picasso

 “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself” George Bernard Shaw

“A cook follows a recipe. A chef invents one. We have too many cooks. The world is begging for chefs”  Seth Godin

“Creativity is contagious – pass it on” Albert Einstein

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist when we grow up” Pablo Piscasso

Added: 22nd September 2013

“To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground” Stephen R Covey

“This is not a letter but my arms around you for a brief moment” Katherine Mansfield (as quoted by Simon Garfield)

 “We write to taste life twice. In the moment and in retrospect” Anais Nin

 “Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart” William Wordsworth

 Added: 15th September 2013

“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other” George Eliot

“A man who does not trust himself can never really trust anyone else” Cardinal de Retz

“Pain is temporary, quitting is forever” Lance Armstrong

“Lose the story and you only have the feeling left and that will fade” Pema Chodron

“In everybody’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those who re-kindle the inner spirit” Albert Schweitzer

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony” Mahatma Gandhi

Added: 26th August 2013

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” Eleanor Roosevelt

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost, that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.” Henry David Thoreau

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” Dalai Lama

“In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet”. Albert Schweitzer

 “Life is out there !” FatFace

Added: 18th August 2013

“Weeds are flowers too, when you get to know them”. Eeoyre, Winnie the Pooh by A.A.Milne

“Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own”. J.M. Barrie (as quoted by Stephen M.R. Covey in “The Speed of Trust”)

“I bring you the gift of these four words: I believe in you”. Blaise Pascal (as quoted by Stephen M.R. Covey in “The Speed of Trust”)

From Richard Stengel’s biography of Nelson Mandela”…Mandela sees almost everyone as virtuous until proven otherwise. He starts with an assumption you are dealing with him in good faith. He believes that, just as pretending to be brave can lead to acts of real bravery, seeing good in people improves the chances that they will reveal their better selves.” (as quoted by Seth Godin in “Graceful”)

Added: 13th August 2013

“There are only two lasting bequests we can give our children – one is roots, the other wings” Stephen MR Covey in The Speed of Trust

 Added: 11th August 2013

“We must not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began & to know the place for the first time” T.S Eliot

“The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlin…”is to learn something. That is the only thing that never fails. You may grow old & trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins…You may see the world around you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then – to learn. Learn why the world wags & what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust & never dream of regretting. Learning is the thing for you”. T.H. White, from “The Once & Future King”, as quoted by Sue Knight in: ”NLP at Work: The Essence of Excellence”.

“I’ve never failed at anything in my life. I was simply given another opportunity to get it right” Winston Churchill

Added: 7th August 2013

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world” Mahatma Ghandi

“When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion” Ethiopian Proverb

Added: 6th August 2013

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” Robert Louis Stevenson


One thought on “Inspirational Quotes

  1. What a great way to remember someone. The Blog looks good and some lovely quotes. You may like this piece of spanish poetry taken from the fabulous book ‘The Old Ways’ by Robert McFarlane. It seemed appropriate. ‘No hay camino, se hace camino al andar’ (there is no road, the road is made by walking). terence.

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