Inspirational Phrases, Sayings, and Quotes

We've selected the very best inspirational phrases and quotes from a huge number of sources. Here are the greatest inspirational quotes, from some of the most inspirational people who have ever lived, including Thomas Edison, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Albert Einstein, Helen Keller, and Lance Armstrong.

Dr. Robert Anthony Inspirational Quote:

"Forget about all the reasons why something may not work. You only need to find one good reason why it will."
~ Dr. Robert Anthony
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Groucho Marx Inspirational Phrase:

"Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it."
~ Groucho Marx
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Bil Keane Inspirational Saying:

"Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present."
~Bil Keane
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Albert Einstein Inspirational Quote:

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. "
~ Albert Einstein
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Helen Keller Inspirational Quote:

"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. "
~ Helen Keller
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George Reeves Inspirational Motto:

"You can if you think you can."
~ George Reeves
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Ron Wild Inspirational Phrase:

"Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child."
~ Ron Wild
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Lance Armstrong Inspirational Phrase:

"I take nothing for granted. I now have only good days, or great days."
~ Lance Armstrong
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Betty Smith Inspirational Saying:

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory."
~ Betty Smith
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Helen Keller Inspirational Motto:

"One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar."
~ Helen Keller
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Rabbi Hillel Inspirational Saying:

"If I am not for myself, who will be for me?
If I am not for others, what am I?
And if not now, when?"
~ Rabbi Hillel
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Unknown Inspirational Phrase:

"The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground. "
~ Unknown
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Ralph Waldo Emerson Inspirational Phrase:

"Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life. "
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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H. Brown, Jr. Inspirational Motto:

"Think big thoughts, but relish small pleasures. "
~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson Inspirational Saying:

"Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This day is all that is good and fair. It is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on yesterdays."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing."

~ Helen Keller

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André Gide Inspirational Phrase:

"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore."
~ André Gide
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Jack Kerouac Inspirational Quote:

"Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. "
~ Jack Kerouac
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Norman Vincent Peale Inspirational Quote:

"Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow!"
~ Norman Vincent Peale
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Unknown Author Inspirational Phrase:

"Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible."
~ Unknown
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Paulo Coelho Quote on Striving To Improve and Its Greater Effects:

"When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too."
~Paulo Coelho
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Russ Myers Inspirational Phrase:

"Inspiration does not come from the quote itself, but rather the person behind it."
~Russ Myers
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