Positive Inspirational Quotes

Positive Inspirational Quotes

 'Positive inspirational quotes to refresh the spirit and boost the emotional bank account'

There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world.
We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts - what we do,
how we look, what we say, and how we say it

Dale Carnegie
Hope is like a road in the country; there wasn't ever a road,
but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence 
Lin Yutang
If you put fences around people, you get sheep
William McKnight
The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have
Leonard Nimoy
As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there
to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might 

Marian Anderson (1902-1993)
Concert and Opera Singer
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now.
Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future.
Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or
with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored 

Earl Nightingale (1921-1989)
Radio Announcer, Author and Speaker
Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can
be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Theoretical Physicist, Philosopher and Author
Always do right. This will surprise some people and astonish the rest
Mark Twain
Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that
nobody's going to know whether you did it or not 

Oprah Winfrey
Time is more value than money.
You can get more money, but you cannot get more time 
Jim Rohn
Great opportunities to help others seldom come,
but small ones surround us every day

Sally Koch
There are two kinds of people in this life.
Those who walk into a room and say, 'Well, here I am.'
And those who walk in and say, 'Ahh, there you are.'
Let us each strive to be an 'Ahh, there you are' person'

Leil Lowndes
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that
the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge

Albert Einstein
To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in itMother Teresa (1910-1997)
Indian missionary, Nobel Peace Prize winner
Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdomThomas Jefferson
There are so many men who can figure costs and so few who can measure values
Author Unknown
Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because
they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it

William Feather
Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend 
Albert Camus
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come.
We have only today. Let us begin 
Mother Teresa (1910-1997)
Indian missionary, Nobel Peace Prize winner
Encourage one another. Many times a word of praise or thanks
or appreciation or cheer has kept people on their feet
Charles Swindoll

The fruits of life fall into the hands of those who climb the tree and pick them
Earl Tupper
To know the road ahead, ask those coming backChinese Proverb

The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear
Maya Angelou

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the
young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the
striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong.
Because some day in life you will have been all these
George Washington Carver

The reason a dog has got so many friends
is because its tail waggles and not its tongue

Author Unknown

An open ear is the only believable sign of an open heart 
David Augsburger
Your best friend should bring out the best in youDenis Waitley
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it
with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith

Henry Ward Beecher

The only way to have a friend is to be oneRalph Waldo Emerson
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped
Anthony Robbins
If you want an accounting of your worth, count your friends
Merry Browne
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow
Melody Beattie
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches,
but to reveal to him his own
Benjamin Disraeli

Life's up and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals.
Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want
Marsha Sinetar
I've always said that the better off you are, the more
responsibility you have for helping others

Carlos Slim Helu
To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart
and to sing it to them when they have forgotten

Author Unknown
Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful Denis Waitley
Our memories are our most priceless possessions
Author Unknown
We sing because we're happy and happy because we singDenis Waitley
Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don't hold something in your arms that you could never hold in your heart
Author Unknown

Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans
John Lennon
Love is the master key which opens the gates of happiness 
Oliver Wendell Holmes

A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows 
St. Francis of Assisi

Children are an investment, and grandchildren are the dividends 
Hilt Hammett
Laughter is the best way to make somebody's heart beat
Robert Holden
Happy is the person who knows what to remember of the past,
what to enjoy in the present, and what to plan for in the future

Arnold H. Glasgow
Experience is the best of teachers, but her fees are heavy
Author Unknown
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been
Mark Twain
What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly
Lao Tsu
If you live in my heart, you live rent freeIrish Proverb
You will find yourself refreshed by the presence of cheerful people.
Why not make earnest effort to confer that pleasure on others?
Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy

Lydia M. Child
The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do,
something to love, and something to hope for 
Joseph Addison
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires

William Arthur Ward
In five years, you'll be exactly the person you are today
except for the books you read and the people you meet 
Charlie 'Tremendous' Jones 
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery
Mark Van Doren
You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of your heart that you truly give 

Lorraine Hayward
If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone elseBooker T. Washington

Never let yesterday use up too much of today
Will Rogers
Sooner or later we must realize there is no station,
no one place to arrive at once and for all. The true joy of life is the trip 
Robert J. Hastings
I praise loudly. I blame softly 
Catherine the Great
To acquire knowledge, one must study;
but to acquire wisdom, one must observe 

Marilyn vos Savant
As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses,
for you only get to play one round 
Ben Hogan
Worry gives a small thing a big shadow Swedish Proverb
Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do 
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a
smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest
compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which
have the potential to turn a life around 
Leo Buscaglia
Nothing strengthens the judgment and quickens the conscience like
individual responsibility 

Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going 
Jim Ryun
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire William Butler Yeats
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are,
raise your sights and see possibilities - always see them, for they're always there 
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
To dream anything that you want to dream, that is the beauty of the human mind.
To do anything that you want to do, that is the strength of the human will.
To trust yourself, to test your limits, that is the courage to succeed 
Bernard Edmonds 
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a
single moment before starting to improve the world 

Anne Frank
Your brain doesn't know what it cannot do until you tell it Ed Strachar
Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening
when you would have preferred to talk

Doug Larson
The mind is like the stomach. It is not how much you put
into it that counts, but how much it digests 

A.J. Nock
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago
Warren Buffett
Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don't
even remember leaving open 
Rose Wilder Lane
Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you Marsha Normam
A vision is not just a picture of what could be;
it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more 
Rosabeth Moss Kanter

If I had eight hours to cut down a big tree,
I'd spend 6 hours sharpening the axe

Abraham Lincoln
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Celebrate what you want to see more of Tom Peters
The thoughts we choose to think are the tools
we use to paint the canvas of our lives

Louise Hay
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings 
Eric Hoffer
Improve relationships with others by assuming that
they can hear everything you say about them 
Stephen R. Covey
What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use
things, instead of using people and loving things
Author Unknown
Love is a force more formidable than any other.
It is invisible - it cannot be seen or measured,
yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment,
and offer you more joy than any material possession could 
Barbara De Angelis
Inspire yourself and others will be inspired.
Motivate yourself and others will be motivated.
Develop yourself and others will start to develop themselves.
Be an example first and then the world changes around you 
Author Unknown
Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so?
Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live.
Before they know it, time runs out 
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless Mother Teresa
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it 
William Arthur Ward
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart Author Unknown
You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair Chinese Proverb
Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, there is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks Johann Gottfried von Herder
Shoot for the moon; even if you miss you'll land among the stars Les Brown
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm  Ralph Waldo Emerson
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life and your relationships. Be grateful for all the people who show up in your life Author Unknown All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action  James Russell Lowell Most of today's worries are like puddles: tomorrow they will have evaporated  Author Unknown
Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells and the deeper it sinks into the mind  Samuel Coleridge A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart Author Unknown