Inspirational quotes, sayings and phrases can brighten your day or motivate you to achieve success. There are times when a simple quote or saying can express exactly what was in your thoughts.

Inspirational quotes and sayings can often touch that part of you that is always willing to respond to the right words.  How many times have you read a great quote that rings true and seems to speak to you personally?

The effect that inspirational quotes, saying and phrases can have

Modern motivational speakers such as Jim Rohn, Bob Proctor and Tony Robbins reach millions of people because they offer advice and inspirational quotes that so many people can relate to.  It is amazing how powerful an effect an inspirational quote can have.

Just think how Dr Martin LutherKing influenced people when he said,

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

We have included some great quotes by famous people such as Martin Luther King, Confucius, Ralph Waldo Emmerson, Marilyn Monroe and Albert Einstein that we think you will like and will lift you when your spirits are low.

Whether you know these inspirational quotes, sayings and phrases or not, it can be comforting to read a phrase or saying that will provide inspiration when you need it.

Great inspirational quotes

Our Lives Begin To End

Martin Luther King Inspirational Quote

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Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
Martin Luther King

Forget about all the reasons why something may not work. You only need to find one good reason why it will.
Dr. Robert Anthony

Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present
Bill Keane

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein

You can if you think you can.
George Reeves

I believe each human being has the potential to change, to transform one’s own attitude, no matter how difficult the situation.
Dalai Lama

Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child
Ron Wild

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Dr Martin Luther King Jr

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

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar
Helen Keller

Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow
Norman Vincent Peale

What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are
Theodore Roosevelt

At my best

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I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.
Marilyn Monroe

You will never plough a field if you only turn it over in your mind
Irish Proverb

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless
Mother Teresa

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action
Benjamin Disraeli

Dimidium facti qui coepit habet He who has begun has the work half done

Bis vivit qui bene vivit  S/he lives twice who lives well
Latin quote

Every great achievement was once considered impossible.
Author Unknown

The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Peter F. Drucker

Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.?
George Bernard Shaw

If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”
Thomas Edison

nulli secundus /nulli secunda Second to none
Latin quote

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else
Judy Garland

Never tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon


Respect yourself and others will respect you

What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop

We hope that you find these inspirational quotes uplifting and motivational. 

Visit our humorous quotes page for some funny quotes that will bring a smile to your face and lift your spirits. 

You can also read some great personal development quotes and sayings that can  help inspire you to success.

Why not visit Quotes Inspirational for a large collection of Inspirational Quotes on life, love, and more. 

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