Popular Inspirational Quotes

I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.
Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
Believe you can and you're halfway there.
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
When I was working at the Sprint store, I got laid off. I was bummed out, but I stayed positive. I used the money I had earned while working there to make my first album. Without that job, maybe 'Corazon Sin Cara' would never had been made. It's a very inspirational story.
Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.
Of all things visible, the highest is the heaven of the fixed stars.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
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.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
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.
We have it in our power to begin the world over again.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.
My sun sets to rise again.
What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride - and never quit, you'll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards.
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.
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.
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.
To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.
If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.
The best way out is always through.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.
As people are walking all the time, in the same spot, a path appears.
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.
It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life - and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.
Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
With self-discipline most anything is possible.
Your personal life, your professional life, and your creative life are all intertwined. I went through a few very difficult years where I felt like a failure. But it was actually really important for me to go through that. Struggle, for me, is the most inspirational thing in the world at the end of the day - as long as you treat it that way.
I believe there's an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts.
Business gives you a massive high. Doing a great deal, coming up with an inspirational solution... It's very addictive. But it doesn't last long. In isolation, it's a bit sterile. It doesn't reward the soul.
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.
Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.
A concerted effort to preserve our heritage is a vital link to our cultural, educational, aesthetic, inspirational, and economic legacies - all of the things that quite literally make us who we are.
Since we launched the original 'Pop Idol' in England, I've remained close with Simon Fuller. Working as executive producer on 'American idol' for its first seven years not only was an inspirational journey into the heart of American pop culture, it opened my eyes to the untapped potential of the incredibly dynamic young people in this world.
Architecture is not an inspirational business, it's a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things; that's all.
A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere.
Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
My father, Oliver Hynes, was an educator. He was originally just a teacher, a very good one, but then he was promoted to be in charge of education for the entire area. He was always an inspirational teacher. He was my big personal supporter, always coming here for the Tony Awards. My mother, Carmel, was a homemaker.
Of all human activities, man's listening to God is the supreme act of his reasoning and will.
Personally, I can't see the appeal in trekking down to D.C. for a networking extravaganza, even if it is built around a special moment in American history. While I find the election of Barack Obama inspirational, I don't have a desire to memorialize it with overly effusive celebration.
I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.
In fact, I wouldn't really call this a Gospel album, I call it more an inspirational album.
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.
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.
Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.
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.
Lee's great gifts are teaching and inspirational guidance, not administration and management.
God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with him.
Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind.
Create each day anew.
President Obama called for a 'we' nation in his Inauguration Address. Art convenes. It is not just inspirational. It is aspirational. It pricks the walls of our compartmentalized minds, opens our hearts and makes us brave. And that's what we need most in our country today.
Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.
Barack Obama's inspirational whoosh to the presidency in 2008 was unusual. Most campaigns are less exhilarating; indeed, they are downright disappointing - until someone wins.
Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen - that stillness becomes a radiance.
Act like you expect to get into the end zone.
If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.
God sleeps in the minerals, awakens in plants, walks in animals, and thinks in man.
Silent pictures show us how we lived and what our attitudes were. And as an art form, they can be wonderfully entertaining and often inspirational.
It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them.
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.
I do love to eavesdrop. It's inspirational, not only for subject matter but for actual dialogue, the way people talk.
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
Teachers need to be more inspirational. But it's also up to engineering to make itself more interesting.
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.
The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.
I arise full of eagerness and energy, knowing well what achievement lies ahead of me.
There are thousands of inspirational stories waiting to be told about young women who yearn for a great education. They are stories of struggle and stories of success, and they will inspire others to take action and work to change lives.
We all obviously need others to look up to, and be inspirational to us. Ford did a great job as far as putting the presidency back where it belonged, getting the trust back after Nixon. And President Reagan has been one of the most influential presidents.
Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been.
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.
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
Our time here is magic! It's the only space you have to realize whatever it is that is beautiful, whatever is true, whatever is great, whatever is potential, whatever is rare, whatever is unique, in. It's the only space.
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.
A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don't know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox's or bear's, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there.
I think that's a great opportunity, to pick a script where you can build up a good skill. I think the main thing I look for when I look at scripts is if it's inspirational. If it's something that teenagers can relate to. And is it something that the audience is going to get something out of. If not, then it's really not worth doing.
I know why I am here and my only real focused goal is to live each day to the fullest and to try and honor God and be an encouragement to others. What the future holds is firmly in God's hands, and I am very happy about that!
Belief creates the actual fact.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
I had an inspirational teacher at my junior school: Peter Nixon. He was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and slightly scary - a good combination for a teacher.
For a gallant spirit there can never be defeat.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
I believe in living today. Not in yesterday, nor in tomorrow.
The leaders who we admire who have been able to bring great change in the past - Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela - they're all inspirational religious leaders and smart tacticians. It would be nice to find the Muslim Gandhi, wouldn't it?