Inspirational Sayings and Inspirational Thoughts

We've selected the very best inspirational sayings, useful for keeping a positive attitude throughout the day, and throughout our days. Here are our favorite inspirational thoughts and messages, from some truly inspirational minds, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Albert Schweitzer, and Mother Theresa.

Inspirational Motto About Life from Karen Kaiser Clark:

"Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely."
~ Karen Kaiser Clark
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Inspirational Thought by Thomas Leonard:

"Motivation is an external, temporary high that pushes you forward. Inspiration is a sustainable internal glow which pulls you forward."
~ Thomas Leonard
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Inspirational Saying by Ralph Waldo Emerson:

"We aim above the mark to hit the mark."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Mother Theresa on Kind Words:

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless."
~ Mother Theresa
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Paul Shane Spear on What One Person Can Do:

"As one person I cannot change the world, but I can change the world of one person."
~ Paul Shane Spear
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Inspirational Thought from Albert Schweitzer:

"A man can do only what a man can do. But if he does that each day he can sleep at night and do it again the next day."
~ Albert Schweitzer
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Classic Inspirational Saying from an Unknown Source:

"I'd rather be optimistic and a fool, than pessimistic and right."
~ Unknown
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Inspirational Thought on How To Live Your Life, by Randall G Leighton:

"Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching."
~ Randall G Leighton
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Funny, But True, Inspirational Thought:

"The greatest revenge is to accomplish what others say you cannot do."
~ Unknown
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Famous Inspirational Thought from Shira Tehrani:

"You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth. "
~ Shira Tehrani
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Quote from the Buddha on Your Deserving to Love Yourself:

"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection."
~ Gautama Buddha
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Inspirational One-liner, from an Anonymous Visitor:

"When odds are one in a million, be that one."
~ Anonymous
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