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Use these quotes in your talks and speeches to inspire your listener and become a charismatic speaker among your community. Here is a collection of best inspirational quotes.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
Helen Keller

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
Aristotle Onassis

Try to be like the turtle - at ease in your own shell.
Bill Copeland

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

Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.
Joseph Campbell

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
Martin Luther

Hope is a waking dream.

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
Jim Rohn

I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
Audrey Hepburn

I have looked into your eyes with my eyes. I have put my heart near your heart.
Pope John XXIII

Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale

Believe you can and you're halfway there.
Theodore Roosevelt

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
Rabindranath Tagore

Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul.
Thomas Merton

The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.
Thomas Jefferson

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!
Audrey Hepburn

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.

I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'
Muhammad Ali

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
Nido Qubein

A No.2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere.
Joyce Meyer

If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.
Michael Jordan

Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.

Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.
Andre Gide

Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.
Lao Tzu

It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.
Amelia Barr

We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.
Ronald Reagan

The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.
Leo Buscaglia

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.
Henry Ward Beecher

I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.
Benjamin Disraeli

Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.
Augustus Hare

I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
Henry Rollins

I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean

Belief creates the actual fact.
William James

Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
Warren Buffett

A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.
Victor Hugo

Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back.
Babe Ruth

Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Edith Wharton

You change your life by changing your heart.
Max Lucado

Show me your hands. Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet. Are they wounded in service? Show me your heart. Have you left a place for divine love?
Fulton J. Sheen

The best way out is always through.
Robert Frost

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
Mahatma Gandhi

Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
Napoleon Hill

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
Anne Frank

If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.
Thomas Fuller

A place for everything, everything in its place.
Benjamin Franklin

And now, this is the sweetest and most glorious day that ever my eyes did see.
Donald Cargill

Give light and people will find the way.
Ella Baker

On the recollection of so many and great favours and blessings, I now, with a high sense of gratitude, presume to offer up my sincere thanks to the Almighty, the Creator and Preserver.
William Bartram

We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
Tony Robbins

Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.
William Ellery Channing

Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom.
Friedrich Schiller

There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.
Han Suyin

You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past.
Richard Bach

Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.

For a gallant spirit there can never be defeat.
Wallis Simpson

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!
John Muir

With self-discipline most anything is possible.
Theodore Roosevelt

Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig.
Marcus Aurelius

Great hopes make great men.
Thomas Fuller

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
Robert H. Schuller

Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.
Bern Williams

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.
Henry Ward Beecher

Just what future the Designer of the universe has provided for the souls of men I do not know, I cannot prove. But I find that the whole order of Nature confirms my confidence that, if it is not like our noblest hopes and dreams, it will transcend them.
Henry Norris Russell

When deeds speak, words are nothing.
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it.
Amelia Barr

Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The essential elements of giving are power and love - activity and affection - and the consciousness of the race testifies that in the high and appropriate exercise of these is a blessedness greater than any other.
Mark Hopkins

Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.
Benjamin Disraeli

Enthusiasm moves the world.
Arthur Balfour

Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.
Abraham Joshua Heschel

Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.
Henry Ward Beecher

The truth is on the march and nothing will stop it.
Emile Zola

It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
Harry Emerson Fosdick

Nothing makes one feel so strong as a call for help.
Pope Paul VI

The power of imagination makes us infinite.
John Muir

I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.
Audre Lorde

Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.
Blaise Pascal

Let each man exercise the art he knows.

Happiness is the natural flower of duty.
Phillips Brooks

Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.
Albert Camus

Plant thy foot firmly in the prints which His foot has made before thee.
Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.
Hosea Ballou

It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder.
Joseph Wood Krutch

Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like a hailstorm.
Jean Paul

Think with your whole body.
Taisen Deshimaru

We convince by our presence.
Walt Whitman

The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder.
Richard Bach

As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
Charles Morgan

Mankind is made great or little by its own will.
Friedrich Schiller

Ideas shape the course of history.
John Maynard Keynes

Our ideals are our better selves.
Amos Bronson Alcott

Half a century ago, the amazing courage of Rosa Parks, the visionary leadership of Martin Luther King, and the inspirational actions of the civil rights movement led politicians to write equality into the law and make real the promise of America for all her citizens.
David Cameron

The best form of flattery is to be admired, imitated or respected. I've always felt proud our fans look up to us or feel we are inspirational.
Cheryl James

It's inspirational to see someone who is dying smile.
Arlen Specter

Almost every college playwright or sketch or improv comedian was sort of aware of Christopher Durang - even kids in high school. His short plays were so accessible to younger people and I think that was inspirational to me.
Mindy Kaling

I try not to put anything political on the forefront of what I'm trying to do creatively. At the same time, I do think it's wonderful when I hear people say that it's inspirational that I'm an Indian woman on camera. My life is very diverse, and my friends are a diverse group of people.
Mindy Kaling

I wanted to do something inspirational for my children.
Harvey Weinstein

One of the things that I did before I ran for president is I was a professional speaker. Not a motivational speaker - an inspirational speaker. Motivation comes from within. You have to be inspired. That's what I do. I inspire people, I inspire the public, I inspire my staff. I inspired the organizations I took over to want to succeed.
Herman Cain

Rap music's been around for too long now to be inspirational. The words are, but the music isn't.
Alexander McQueen

Roosevelt's declaration that Americans had 'nothing to fear but fear itself' was a glorious piece of inspirational rhetoric and just as gloriously wrong.
Russell Baker

Look at a football field. It looks like a big movie screen. This is theatre. Football combines the strategy of chess. It's part ballet. It's part battleground, part playground. We clarify, amplify and glorify the game with our footage, the narration and that music, and in the end create an inspirational piece of footage.
Steve Sabol

When Maurice touched a keyboard, it was like something from a movie, magical. He would always give you something from a movie, and you'd go, what did you just play... immediately inspirational writings, amazing. That's what we're going to miss.
Robin Gibb

The flow of Guiness into the studio was inspirational as well as nutritive.
Carter Burwell

I have amazing friends who have led inspirational lives.
Andrew Shue

I do love to eavesdrop. It's inspirational, not only for subject matter but for actual dialogue, the way people talk.
Lynda Barry

To me, the Seventies were very inspirational and very influential... With my whole persona as Snoop Dogg, as a person, as a rapper. I just love the Seventies style, the way all the players dressed nice, you know, kept their hair looking good, drove sharp cars and they talked real slick.
Snoop Dogg

'Do What You Gotta Do' is a positive, inspirational song that says no matter what it is; whether you're up against challenges or trying to get your dreams and aspirations met, you should do what whatever you have to do shy of killing yourself or someone else.
Angie Stone

I think that the reason for my success is that I am really not aspirational. I am inspirational in that the people at home feel like they can really relate to me.
Rosie O'Donnell

In fact, I wouldn't really call this a Gospel album, I call it more an inspirational album.
Smokey Robinson

I grew up in a bookless house - my parents didn't read poetry, so if I hadn't had the chance to experience it at school I'd never have experienced it. But I loved English, and I was very lucky in that I had inspirational English teachers, Miss Scriven and Mr. Walker, and they liked us to learn poems by heart, which I found I loved doing.
Carol Ann Duffy

Books are challenging and inspirational to me.
Amy Sedaris

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I love a lot of the New York bands, but Patti Smith stands out. I just read 'Just Kids' and it's an inspirational, well-written account of an emerging New York artist in the late seventies.
James Iha

I used to make up stuff in my bio all the time, that I used to be a professional ice-skater and stuff like that. I found it so inspirational. Why not make myself cooler than I am?
Stephen Colbert

'Star Wars' is fun, its exciting, its inspirational, and people respond to that. It's what they want.
George Lucas

I am very conscious of who I am as an artist and as an inspirational person.
R. Kelly

Architecture is not an inspirational business, it's a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things; that's all.
Harry Seidler

I hope that at the end of the seven years, people will say that I have been of some inspirational value to them at home in terms of inclusiveness and abroad, I look forward to representing Ireland.
Michael D. Higgins

Deacon Jones has been the most inspirational person in my football career.
Jack Youngblood

My tastes and inspirational artists were always rather eclectic and diverse.
Taylor Dayne

This CD became something of a personal journey for me. The tone of the whole CD is uplifting and inspirational. It's an upper. We have enough downers in the world.
Roma Downey

What were once only hopes for the future have now come to pass; it is almost exactly 13 years since the overwhelming majority of people in Ireland and Northern Ireland voted in favour of the agreement signed on Good Friday 1998, paving the way for Northern Ireland to become the exciting and inspirational place that it is today.
Queen Elizabeth II

I view art as an inspirational tool.
Thomas Kincade

I will always desire to play with Bruce Springsteen. He's the most inspirational, most dedicated, most committed and most focused artist I've ever seen. I like to be around people like that.
Max Weinberg

I've done a lot of albums and I kinda know when I'm onto something that was inspirational for me to record and create, and this was one of those projects where I really enjoyed making the album.
Lee Ritenour

There have been many different artists that have been inspirational. I suppose the question is directed to what was the reason why I went into fantasy illustration.
Boris Vallejo

Lee's great gifts are teaching and inspirational guidance, not administration and management.
Cheryl Crawford


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