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The Real Success Resource Center gives you a great selection of inspirational quotes starting with career inspirational quotes. Hopefully, some of these inspirational quotations, particularly the career-related ones, will inspire you to avoid the shackles of the corporate world and earn a great living on your own terms.

The career-related inspirational quotes are followed by a collection of general inspirational quotes that are placed in over 50 categories for easy reference.

Let's start off with my selection of the top ten inspirational quotes, some of which have been used in my two books The Joy of Not Working and How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free.Success Book #1


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Career Inspirational Quotes


#1 of Top Ten Career Inspirational Quotes

To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work.
— Sister Mary Lauretta


#2 of Top Ten Career Inspirational Quotes

The best augury of a man's success in his profession is that he thinks
it the finest in the world.
— George Eliot


#3 of Top Ten Career Inspirational Quotes

Trust not what inspires other members of society to choose a career. Trust what inspires you. From this decision alone will come over a third of your satisfaction or misery in your life.
— from The Lazy Person's Guide to Success


#4 of Top Ten Career Inspirational Quotes

Each man has his own vocation; his talent is his call. There is one direction in which all space is open to him.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson


#5 of Top Ten Career Inspirational Quotes

Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you'll have more success than you could possibly have imagined.
— Roger Caras

#6 of Top Ten Career Inspirational Quotes

You are what you do. If you do boring, stupid, monotonous work, chances
are you'll end up boring, stupid, and monotonous.
— Bob Black


#7 of Top Ten Career Inspirational Quotes

I believe you are your work. Don't trade the stuff of your life, time, for nothing more than dollars. That's a rotten bargain.

— Rita Mae Brown


#8 of Top Ten Career Inspirational Quotes

Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood . . . Make big plans; aim high in hope and work.

— Daniel Burnham

#9 of Top Ten Career Inspirational Quotes

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day.

— Robert Frost

#10 of Top Ten Career Inspirational Quotes

You never stop earning when you do what you love.
— Asha Tyson


#11 and #12 But Should Have Made the Top Ten Career Inspirational Quotes

A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his
work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body;
his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which.
He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is
doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing.
To himself, he always appears to be doing both..
— Francoise Rene Auguste Chateaubriand

If you follow the crowd, you will likely get no further than the crowd. If you walk alone, you're likely to end up in places no one has ever been before. Being an achiever is not without its difficulties, for peculiarity breeds contempt. The unfortunate thing about being ahead of your time is that when people finally realize you were right, they'll simply say it was obvious to everyone all along. You have two choices in life. You can dissolve into the main stream, or you can choose to become an achiever and be distinct. To be distinct, you must be different. To be different, you must strive to be what no else but you can be.
— Unknown wise person


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Top 10 General Inspirational Quotes

#1 of Top Ten Inspirational Quotes

Seek above all for a game worth playing. Such is the oracle to modern man. Having found the game, play it with intensity; play as if your life and sanity depend on it. (They do depend on it).
— D. S. Ropp


#2 of Top Ten Inspirational Quotes

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
— William James


#3 of Top Ten Inspirational Quotes

You are never given a wish without the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
— Richard Bach


#4 of Top Ten Inspirational Quotes

Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?
— Robert Browning


#5 of Top Ten Inspirational Quotes

Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.
— Mother Theresa


#6 of Top Ten Inspirational Quotes

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
— Franklin Roosevelt


#7 of Top Ten Inspirational Quotes

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you
become by achieving your goals.
— Zig Ziglar


#8 of Top Ten Inspirational Quotes

The most difficult part of getting to the top of the ladder is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
— Arch Ward

#9 of Top Ten Inspirational Quotes

Creativity varies inversely with the number of cooks involved in the broth.
— Bernice Fitz-Gibbon

#10 of Top Ten Inspirational Quotes

The great creative individual . . . is capable of more wisdom and virtue than collective man ever can be.
— John Stuart Mill



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Inspirational Quotes — Ability


The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems.
— Mohandas Gandhi


Talent is only the starting point.
— Irving Berlin


I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not
know what can't be done.
— Herny Ford


He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.
— Henry David Thoreau


There. I've done my best. If that won't do, I shall have to wait until I can do better.
— Victor Heerman


God cannot alter history but historians can.

— Samuel Butler


I'm old enough to know my limitations and young enough to exceed them.

— Marv Levy (Upon coming out of retirement at 80 to manage the Buffalo


Inspirational Quotes — Achievement

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems.
— Mohandas Gandhi


Man can acquire accomplishments or he can become an animal, whichever he wants. God makes the animals, man makes himself.
— G. C. Lichtenberg

Today is the day in which to attempt and achieve something worthwhile.
— Grenville Kleiser

Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what
you should have accomplished with your ability.
— John Wooden


I would rather make my name than inherit it.
— William Makepeace Thackera


Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others.
— Helen Keller, 1880-1968, American Blind/Deaf Author and Lecturer

I finally got it all together and then I forgot where I put it.
— Unknown Wise Person


In the end, you're measured not by how much you undertake but by what you finally accomplish.
— Donald Trump


In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
— Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra


I always wanted to excel. I never wanted to be common or ordinary.

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Inspirational Quotes — Action


It isn't sufficient just to want — you've got to ask yourself what
you are going to do to get the things you want.

— Franklin D. Roosevelt.

The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch.
— Jim Rohn

Inches make champions.
— Vince Lombardi

Well done is better than well said.
— Benjamin Franklin

A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.
— Henrik Ibsen

Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long.
— George Bernard Shaw

You never plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
— Irish proverb

The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is
the man who cleans up the river. .
— H. Ross Perot


They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself
— Andy Warhol

We learn to walk by stumbling.
— Bulgarian proverb

I've read that I flew up the hills and mountains of France. But you don't fly up a hill. You struggle slowly and painfully up a hill, and maybe, if you work very hard, you get to the top ahead of everybody else.
— Lance Armstrong


The superior man is modest in his speech, but excels in his actions.
— Confucius


Inspirational Quotes — Animosity Toward Others

Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering
— Charlotte Bronte


Resolve to find thyself; and to know that he who finds himself, loses his misery.
— Matthew Arnold


He who angers you conquers you.
— Elizabeth Kenny


To hold on to animosity is like you taking poison and hoping the other
person will die.
— Asha Tyson 


Inspirational Quotes — Artists at Work


An artist should be fit for the best society and keep out of it.
— John Rusking


Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.
— Edgar Degas


The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.
Eugene Delacroix

It does not matter how badly you paint so long as don't paint badly like other people.
— George Moore


Inspirational Quotes — Being Different


To be yourself in a world that is doing its best, day and night to make you like everybody else --- is to fight the hardest battle any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
— e. e. cummings


All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.
— Adlai E. Stevenson


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Inspirational Quotes — Beliefs


If you believe it can't be done, at least don't get in the way of the person who is doing it.
— Unknown wise person


How many things served us but yesterday as articles of faith, which today we deem but fables?
— Michel de Montaigne


As I get older I seem to believe less and less and yet to believe what I do believe more and more.
— David Jenkins


A man must not swallow more beliefs than he can digest.
— Havelock Ellis

There are some things only intellectuals are crazy enough to believe.
— George Orwell

At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look; at forty-five they are caves in which we hide.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald


All beliefs are bald ideas.
— Francis Picabia


With most people disbelief in a thing is founded on a blind belief in some other thing.
— G. C. Lichtenberg


Devout believers are safeguarded in a high degree against the risk of certain neurotic illnesses; their acceptance of the universal neurosis spares them the task of constructing a personal one.
— Sigmund Freud


Belief like any other moving body follows the path of least resistance.
— Samuel Butler


Confronted with the impossibility of remaining faithful to one's beliefs, and the equal impossibility of becoming free of them, one can be driven to the most inhuman excesses.
— James Baldwin


Beliefs can lead to very bad day.
— Mandy Evans


Belief is a disease
— Werner Erhard


A belief is like a guillotine, just as heavy, just as light.
— Franz Kafka


All are inclined to believe what they covet, from a lottery-ticket up to a passport to Paradise.
— Lord Byron


Inspirational Quotes — Beauty


Stupidity is too often beauty's imperfection.
— French proverb


In youth and beauty wisdom is rare.

— Homer


I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin deep. That's deep enough. What do you want — an adorable pancreas?

— Jean Kerr


Inspirational Quotes — Careers and Success


All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else.
— Plato


The true way to render ourselves happy is to love our work and find
in it our pleasure.
— Francoise de Motteville


Today a thousand doors of enterprise are open to you, inviting you
to useful work.
— Grenville Kleise


What work I have done I have done because it has been play. If it
had been work I shouldn't have done it. Who was it who said, "Blessed
is the man who has found his work"? Whoever it was he had the right
idea in his mind. Mark you, he says his work — not somebody else's
work. The work that is really a man's own work is play and not work
at all. Cursed is the man who has found some other man's work and
cannot lose it. When we talk about the great workers of the world
we really mean the great players of the world. The fellows who groan
and sweat under the weary load of toil that they bear never can hope
to do anything great. How can they when their souls are in a ferment
of revolt against the employment of their hands and brains? The product
of slavery, intellectual or physical, can never be great.
— Mark Twain


Most saints live to regret their career choice.
— Bob Stokes


Stop saying athletes do it for the love of the game. They do it for the love of their 32-room mansion with the live shark tank in the living room. If pro sports paid minimum wage, Shaquille O'Neal would be a bouncer at Scores, and Anna Kournikova would be a mail-order bride from Minsk.
— Bill Maher


Many a promising career has been wrecked by marrying the wrong sort of woman.
— Robertson Davies


You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.
— Oprah Winfrey


Never desert your own line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed.
— Sydney Smith


What is it that you like doing? If you don’t like it, get out of it, because you’ll be lousy at it. You don’t have to stay with a job for the rest of your life, because if you don’t like it you’ll never be successful in it.
— Lee Iacocca


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Inspirational Quotes — Character


Greatness is a two-faced coin — and the reverse is humility.
— Marguerite Steen


Everyone asks if a man is rich, no one if he is good.
— Euripedes


Humility is no substitute for a good personality.
— Fran Lebowitz


If you will think about what you ought to do for other people, your character will take care of itself. Character is a by-product, and any man who devotes himself to its cultivation in his own case will become a selfish prig.
— Woodrow Wilson


Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
— Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.


Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.
— Mark Twain


There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating: people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.
— Oscar Wilde


Character is doing what's right when nobody's looking.
— J. C. Watts, Jr.


Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth
fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude
and integrity can do a great deal to make a women beautiful.
— Jacqueline Bisset


Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of
— George Santayana


Action is character.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald


To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It
makes it easier to stoop the next time.
— Katharine Hepburn


Character is much easier kept than recovered.
— Thomas Paine

The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people
who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't
fight back.
— Abigail Van Buren


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Inspirational Quotes — Commitment


Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.
— Franz Kafka


If people knew what they had to do to be successful, most people wouldn't.
— Lord Thomson of Fleet


If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
— Dolly Parton


I once made love for an hour and fifteen minutes but it was the night the clocks are set ahead.
— Garry Shandling


If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem
so wonderful at all.
— Michelangelo


Inspirational Quotes — Common Sense


Common sense is not very common.
— Latin proverb

There is nothing so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have.
— Don Herold


Common sense could prevent most divorces — also most marriages.

— Unknown wise person

It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.
— Alfred North Whitehead


In the land of the blind, one eye Is King
— Unknown wise person

Doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results is the definition of crazy.
— Unknown wise person

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
— Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Without common sense, all thine efforts are in vain.
— Rudolf Steiner


Inspirational Quotes — Communication


Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking.
— John M. Keynes


After all, when you come right down to it, how many people speak the same language even when they speak the same language?
— Russell Hoban


Letters are above all useful as a means of expressing the ideal self; and no other method of communication is quite so good for this purpose . . . In letters we can reform without practice, beg without humiliation, snip and shape embarrassing experiences to the measure of our own desires . . .
— Elizabeth Hardwick


Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.
— Anne Morrow Lindbergh


There is no pleasure to me without communication: there is not so much as a sprightly thought comes into my mind that it does not grieve me to have produced alone, and that I have no one to tell it to.
— Michel de Montaigne


Language ought to be the joint creation of poets and manual workers.
— George Orwell


Most of us know how to say nothing — few of us know when.

— Unknown wise person






Inspirational Quotes — Confidence in Ourselves


We are all of us stars and we all deserve to twinkle.
— Marilyn Monroe


Without self-confidence we are as babes in the cradles. And how can we generate this imponderable quality, which is yet so invaluable most quickly? By thinking that other people are inferior to oneself.
— Virginia Woolf


Inspirational Quotes — Dealing with the Unknown


There ain't no answer. There ain't going to be any answer. There never
has been an answer. That's the answer.
— Gertrude Stein


I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning to sail my ship.
— Louisa May Alcott


I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.
— Og Mandino


Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right
— Dag Hammarskjold


Inspirational Quotes — Doing Your Best


Doing your best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
— Oprah Winfrey


I'm a work in progress, but if I know in my heart that I'm doing my best, that my heart's in the right place, that I have unconditional love, I feel okay.
— Stevie Wonder


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


Lisa, if you don't like your job you don't strike. You just go in
every day and do it really half-assed. That's the American way.
— Homer Simpson


The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see
how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give
for a dollar, is bound to succeed.
— Henry Ford


Inspirational Quotes — Dreams of Humanity

When you fall in a dream, sometimes you die, sometimes you wake up,
and sometimes you learn to fly.
— Neil Gaiman, "The Sandman


Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
— Leon J. Suenes


Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson


Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.
— Tom Robbins


Let's drink a toast to folly and to dreams because they are the only reasonable things.
— Paul-Loup Sulitzer


Instead of thinking about where you are, think about where you want to be. It takes twenty years of hard work to become an overnight success.
— Diana Rankin


A daydream is a meal at which images are eaten. Some of us are gourmets,
some gourmands, and a good many take their images precooked out of a can and swallow them down whole, absent-mindedly and with little relish.
— W. H. Auden


At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they hope it can be done, then they see it can be done — then it is done and the whole world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.
— Frances Hodgson Burnett, "The Secret Garden"

Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.
— John Updike


Inspirational Quotes — Education


Education is a wonderful thing. If you couldn't sign your name you'd
have to pay cash.
— Rita Mae Brown


Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity
killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly.
— Arnold Edinborough

Education is very admirable but let us not forget that anything worth
knowing cannot be taught.
— Oscar Wilde

In the first place God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he
made school boards.
— Mark Twain

I never let my schooling interfere with my education.
— Mark Twain


Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is
the progressive discovery of our ignorance.
— Will Durant


Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.
— Paulo Coelho


Inspirational Quotes — Enlightenment


Those who have not found their true wealth, which the radiant joy
of Being [enlightenment] and the deep, unshakable peace that comes
with it, are beggars, even if they have great wealth.
— Eckhart Tolle


Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment,
chop wood, carry water.
— Zen proverb

I've always wondered if there was a god. And now I know there is —
and it's me.
— Homer Simpson


The secret of life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly
— Oscar Wilde

If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand,
things are just as they are.
— Zen proverb


Inspirational Quotes — Experts


An expert is a man who has stopped thinking. Why should he think?
He is an expert.
— Frank Lloyd Wright


A professional is a person who tells you what you know already, but
in a way you cannot understand.
— Unknown wise person


The function of the expert is not to be more right than other people, but to be wrong for more sophisticated reasons.
— Dr. David Butler


An expert is a man who has stopped thinking. Why should he think? He is an expert.
— Frank Lloyd Wright

Sometimes men come by the name of genius in the same way that certain insects come by the name of centipede: not because they have a hundred feet, but because most people can't count above fourteen.
— Georg Christoph Lichtenberg


A professional is a person who tells you what you know already, but in a way you cannot understand.
— Unknown wise person



Inspirational Quotes — Failure


The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing
— Robert Ingersoll


I really don't think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is
only about the I-tried-to-do. I don't mind the failure but I can't
imagine that I'd forgive myself if I didn't try.
— Nikki Giovanni


Treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a
triviality as if it were a disaster.
— Quentin Crisp

Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises
we have failed in.
— Gustave Flaubert

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful
than a life spent doing nothing.
— George Bernard Shaw



Inspirational Quotes — Fools

The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his way.
— Josh Billings


While he was not dumber than an ox, he was not any smarter.

— James Thurber


Wise men learn more from fools than fools learn from wise men.

— Cato


If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.

— Anotole France


Inspirational Quotes — Forgiveness


It is the foregiver who is freed in foregiving.

— Leo Buscaglia


Forgiving someone is solid proof of your intent to live your life now, while you have it, and to be dead later when you are.
— Ron Smotherman


Inspirational Quotes — Freedom


To be free in an age like ours, one must be in a position of authority. That in itself would be enough to make me ambitious.
— Ernest Renan


History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
— Dwight D. Eisenhower


Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
— Kris Kristofferson


How is freedom measured, in individuals as in nations? By the resistance
which has to be overcome, by the effort it costs to stay aloft. One
would have to seek the highest type of free man where the greatest
resistance is constantly being overcome: five steps from tyranny,
near the threshold of the danger of servitude.
— Friedrich Nietzsche


No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.
— Douglas MacArthur


Inspirational Quotes — Fighting


The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.
— Chinese proverb


Ensure that if you get into a fight that you win by at least half a mile.
— Unknown wise person


Inspirational Quotes — Generosity


Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.
— George Washington


The giving is the hardest part; what does it cost to add a smile?
— Jean de La Bruyère


When people ask me if I have any spare change, I tell them I have it at home in my spare wallet.
— Nick Arnette


If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart.
— Arab proverb


With regard to donations always expect the most from prudent people,
who keep their own accounts.
— Joseph Addison


God loveth a cheerful giver.
— Bible: New Testament. 2 Corinthians 9:7.


Inspirational Quotes — Goals and Goal Setting


Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I'll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I'll give you a stock clerk.
— J. C. Penny

To will is to select a goal, determine a course of action that will bring one to that goal, and then hold to that action till the goal is reached. The key is action.
— Michael Hansen


Good thoughts are no better than good dreams, unless they be executed
— Ralph Waldo Emerson


Inspirational Quotes — Gratitude


If you haven't got all the things you want, be grateful for the things you don't have that you don't want.
— Unknown wise person


The answer to having a better life is not about getting a better life, it's just about changing how we see the one we have right now.
— Angel Kyodo Williams


He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with
what he would like to have.
— Socrates, 470-399 B.C., Greek Philosopher


The Law of Attraction states that you will attract to you those things
that match your state of being. If you focus on having gratitude for
what you do have, you will feel rich, and you will attract more abundance
into your life. If you focus on what you don't have, you will send
out a message of lack and you will attract more lack into your life.
— Jack Canfield


Inspirational Quotes — Happiness


I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.
— John Stuart Mills


You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.
— Robert F. Kennedy


There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different
from the things we do.
— Freya Stark, 1893-1993, British Travel Writer

Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers'
— Douglas Jerrold


Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
— J. Petit Senn


To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
— Albert Camus


Happiness depends upon ourselves.
— Aristotle


The answer to having a better life is not about getting a better life, it's just about changing how we see the one we have right now.
— Angel Kyodo Williams


In the path of our happiness shall we find the learning for which we have chosen this lifetime.
— Richard Bach


Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so.
— John Stuart Mill


Prescription for Life-long Happiness:
Purpose enough for satisfaction;
Work enough for sustenance;
Sanity enough to know when to play and rest;
Wealth enough for basic needs;
Affection enough to like many and love a few;
Self-respect enough to love yourself;
Charity enough to give to others in need;
Courage enough to face difficulties;
Creativity enough to solve problems;
Humor enough to laugh at will;
Hope enough to expect an interesting tomorrow;
Gratitude enough to appreciate what you have;
Health enough to enjoy life for all its worth.
— From the book Life's Secret Guide to Happiness by Ernie J. Zelinski


If a man has important work, and enough leisure and income to enable
him to do it properly, he is in possession of as much happiness as
is good for any of the children of Adam.
— Richard Henry Tawney


To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part
of happiness.
— Bertrand Russell


Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
— Ernest Hemingway


Happiness doesn't care how you get there..
— from Career Success Without a Real Job


Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to
get it.
— Don Herold


If you believe that happiness can be bought, then why don't you try
selling some of yours?
— from Career Success Without a Real Job


Just think how happy you would be if you lost everything you have
right now, and then got it back.
— Unknown Wise Person


Be content with what you have;
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.
— Tao Te Ching


If you are not happy here and now, you never will be.
— Taisen Deshimaru


I look at what I have not and think myself unhappy;
Others look at what I have and think me happy.
— Joseph Roux


When one door of happiness closes, another opens;
But often we look so long at the closed door, that we do not see the
one which has been opened for us.
— Helen Keller


Happy the man, and happy he alone,
He who can call today his own;
He who, secure within, can say,
Tomorrow, do thy worst, for I have lived today.
— John Dryden


Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness
— Elbert Hubbard


Happiness is not something ready made Buddha can give you. It comes
from your own actions.
— The Dalai Lama


Do not worry; eat three square meals a day; say your prayers; be courteous to your creditors; keep your digestion good; exercise; go slow and
easy. Maybe there are other things your special case requires to make
you happy; but my friend, these I reckon will give you a good lift.
— Abraham Lincoln

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
— Bertrand Russell


There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.
— Denis Diderot


Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
— Margaret Lee Runbeck


The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you are really happy — not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy.
— Joseph Campbell


There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
— Epicetus


Some pursue happiness — others create it.
— Unknown Wise Person

Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
— Guillaume Apollinaire

If a man has important work, and enough leisure and income to enable him to do it properly, he is in possession of as much happiness as is good for any of the children of Adam.
— Richard Henry Tawney


Slow down in your pursuit of happiness and it’s more likely to catch up with you.
— from a book by Ernie J. Zelinski







Inspirational Quotes — Health


Eat few suppers, and you'll need few medicines.
— Ben Franklin


You want to go easy on the suicide stuff — first thing you know, you'll ruin your health.

— Robert Benchley


Eat only when you are hungry. Drink only when you're thirsty. Sleep only when you're tired. Screw only when you're horny.

— Al Neuharth


One should only see a psychiatrist out of boredom.

— Muriel Spark


The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.
— Mark Twain


To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.

— Ben Franklin


Inspirational Quotes — Heroes


Without heroes, we are all plain people, and don't know how far we can go.
— Bernard Malamud


We can't all be heroes because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.

— Will Rogers

Inspirational Quotes — Hope


Hope is a bad thing. It means that you are not what you want to be. It means that part of you is dead, if not all of you. It means that you entertain illusions. It's a sort of spiritual clap, I should say.
— Henry Miller


Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn't permanent.
— Jean Kerr


The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure,
but from hope to hope.
— Samuel Johnson


The miserable have no other medicine
But only hope.
— William Shakespeare


Even false hope is better than none.
— Unknown Wise Person


Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.
— Les Brown


Inspirational Quotes — Humor


Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.
— James Thurber

Life doesn't make any sense, and we all pretend it does. Comedy's job is to point out that it doesn't make sense, and that it doesn't make much difference anyway.
— Eric Idle


I used to be disgusted; now I try to be amused.
— Elvis Costello

Men will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig. How many of them will own up to a lack of humor?
— Frank Moore Colby

What's on your mind, if you will allow the overstatement?
— Fred Allen

I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humor.
— Edward Albee



Inspirational Quotes — Humorous Quotes in General


Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.
— John Stuart Mill

I am pure genius sometimes — but always humble.
— Unknown wise person


The play was a great success, but the audience was a total failure.
— Oscar Wilde


Just living in this world is a psychotic pursuit.
— Todd Lorentz


To be good is noble; but to show others how to be good is nobler and no trouble.
— Mark Twain


Inspirational Quotes — Ignorance


Better be ignorant of a matter than half know it.
— Publilius Syrus

When you ask a dumb question, you get a smart answer.
— Aristotle


Ignorance is not innocence but sin.
— Robert Browning


One's ignorance is one's chief asset.
— Wallace Stevens


Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
— Will Rogers


To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.

— Amos Bronson Alcott


The more opinions you have, the less you see.
— Wim Wenders


The trouble with most folks ain't so much their ignorance as knowing
so many things that ain't so.
— Josh Billings


The truth is that our race survived ignorance; it is our scientific genius that will do us in.
— Stephen Vizinczey


What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.
— Epicetus


Where ignorance is bliss,
'Tis folly to be wise.
— Thomas Gray


Hide our ignorance as we will, an evening of wine soon reveals it.
— Heraclitus






Inspirational Quotes — Intelligence


The only means of strengthening one's intelligence is to make up one's mind about nothing — to let the mind be a thoroughfare for all thoughts.
— John Keats


I'm not smart, but I like to observe. Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
— William Hazlitt


The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
— Eden Phillpotts


Inspirational Quotes — Knowing Your Limitations

In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
— Francis Thompson


I'm old enough to know my limitations and young enough to exceed them.
— Marv Levy (Upon coming out of retirement at 80 to manage the Buffalo
Bills NFL team.)

Know yourself. Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence
that you are wonderful.
— Ann Landers


Inspirational Quotes — Knowledge


It is far better to know too little than to know too much.
— Samuel Butler

Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it.
— Richard Bach


Those who pretend to know more than others are mostly more ignorant than those who pretend to know nothing.
— Dr. Thomas Fuller


Inspirational Quotes — Making a Difference


Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.
— Henry David Thoreau


Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
— Auguste Rodin


Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.

— Thomas Edison


That's what being young is all about. You have the courage and the daring to think that you can make a difference. You're not prone to measure your energies in time. You're not likely to live by equations.
— Ruby Dee


Inspirational Quotes — Making Mistakes


To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to
laugh at yourself is maturity.
— William A. Ward


If you can't make a mistake, you can't make anything.
— Marva Collins



Inspirational Quotes — Memory


I always have trouble remembering three things: faces, names, and
. . . I don't remember what the third thing is.
— Fred Allen

I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception.
— Groucho Marx


Inspirational Quotes — Laughter


No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether
irreclaimably bad.
— Thomas Carlyle

He deserves Paradise who makes his companions laugh.
— The Koran

He who laughs, lasts.
— Mary Pettibone Poole


Inspirational Quotes — Leadership


A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command
make him.
— Douglas MacArthur


All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
— John Kenneth Galbraith


Blessed are the people whose leaders can look destiny in the eye without
flinching but also without attempting to play God.
— Henry Kissinger


Follow me if I advance! Kill me if I retreat! Revenge me if I die!
— Ngo Dinh Diem


I am a leader by default, only because nature does not allow a vacuum.
— Bishop Desmond Tutu


People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. . . . The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
— Theodore Roosevelt


The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such.
— André Maurois


The right man comes at the right time.
— Italian proverb.


Inspirational Quotes — Life in General


You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.
— James M. Barrie


Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"
— Robin Williams


Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.
— Agnes de Mille


To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
— Emily Dickinson


There is no shortage of good days. It is good lives that are hard to come by.
— Annie Dillard


Inspirational Quotes — Living the Moment


Do not look back in anger, or forward in fear, but around in awareness.
— James Thurber

Do not be concerned with the fruit of your action — just give attention to the action itself. The fruit will come on its own accord.
— Eckhart Tolle

Being rich is having money. Being wealthy is having time.
— Stephen Swid


Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed.
— Corita Kent


Paradise is where I am.
— Voltaire


Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond
all boundaries.
— Corita Kent





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Inspirational Quotes — Loneliness and Solitude


If you are afraid of loneliness, do not marry..
— Anton Pavlovich Chekhov


Solitude makes us tougher towards ourselves and tenderer towards others. In both ways it improves our character.
— Friedrich Nietzsche

You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with.
— Dr. Wayne Dyer


If you can only be happy with other people — and not alone — you are not a very happy person
— from the book 101 Really Important Things You Already Know, But Keep Forgetting.


I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude .
— Henry David Thoreau


Inspirational Quotes — Misfortune


Our disasters have been some of the best things that ever happened to us. And what we swore were blessings have been some of the worst.

— Richard Bach


To lose one parent is misfortune; to lose two parents is sheer carelessness.

— Oscar Wilde


Fall down seven times. Get up eight.
— Japanese proverb


There is no particular reason why you lost out on something. The world is not necessarily just. Being good often does not pay off and there is no compensation for misfortune. You have a responsibility to do your best nonetheless.

— Unknown wise person


Inspirational Quotes — Nonsense


To appreciate nonsense requires a serious interest in life.
— Gelett Burgess


The learned fool writes his nonsense in better language than the unlearned but it is still nonsense.

— Benjamin Franklin


Inspirational Quotes — Opportunities


I shall make electricity so cheap that only the rich can afford to burn candles.
— Thomas Edison


No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson


The new year brings 365 days of opportunity.
— Unknown wise person


When you are looking for obstacles, you can't find opportunities.
— J. C. Bell


A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
— Francis Bacon


Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
— Demosthenes


Inspirational Quotes — Overcoming Limitations


The only way most people recognize their limits is by trespassing on them.
— Tom Morris


Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.
— Albert Einstein


Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.
— Robert Half

What small potatoes we all are, compared with what we might be!
— Charles Dudley Warner


The toughest form of mountain climbing is getting out of a rut.
— Unknown Wise Person


Inspirational Quotes — Patience


Patience is the art of concealing your impatience.
— Unknown wise person

A story must simmer in its own juice for months or even years before
it's ready to serve.
— Edna Ferber


Who longest waits most surely wins.
— Helen Hunt Jackson


Patience makes all hardships light.
— Estonian proverb


Inspirational Quotes — Planning


Never buy a saddle until you have met the horse.
— Mort Zuckerman


Dig the well before you are thirsty.
— Chinese proverb


Inspirational Quotes — Praise


I praise loudly. I blame softly.
— Catherine the Great


Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity.
— Samuel Butler


Inspirational Quotes — Problems


Don't interfere with something that ain't bothering you.
— Unknown wise cowboy

Men are disturbed not by things that happen, but by their opinion
of the things that happen.
— Epictetus

No one can solve problems for someone whose problem is that they
don't want problems solved.
— Richard Bach

The biggest trouble maker you will ever meet watches you shave or
put makeup on your face in the mirror every morning.
— Unkown wise comboy

If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart.
— Socrates

There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts.
— Richard Bach


Inspirational Quotes — Problem Solving


The real problem is what to do with the problem-solvers after the
problems are solved.
— Gay Talese

Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.
— Samuel Pepys

The first step to problem solving is figuring out who's got the problem.
— Greg Brenneman, President of Continental Airlines

There must be quite a few things a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them.
— Sylvia Plath


Inspirational Quotes — About Quotations

Quotation: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.
The words erroneously repeated.
— Ambrose Bierce

The great writers of aphorisms read as if they had all known each
other very well.
— Elias Canetti

Beware of thinkers whose minds function only when they are fueled
by a quotation.
— Emile Cioran

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated
by quotations.
— Isaac D'Israeli

I hate quotation. Tell me what you know.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

I quote others only the better to express myself.
— Michel de Montaigne

I shall never be ashamed to quote a bad author if what he says is
— Seneca the Younger,

The best ideas are common property.
— Seneca the Younger

Books of quotations are an elemental model of how culture is perpetuated,
the wisdom of the trite passed on to posterity, to be added to, edited,
and modified by subsequent generations.
— Robert Andrews

Life itself is a quotation.
— Jorge Luis Borges

Nobody quotes me, so why should I quote someone else?
— Unknown wise person

No comment, but don't quote me.
— Unknown wise person

One good quote is worth a book.
— Unknown wise person

Next to being witty, the best thing is being able to quote another's
— Christopher N. Bovee

I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have,
beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser
than oneself.
— Marlene Dietrich

One original thought is worth a thousand mindless quotings.
— Diogenes

When a thing has been said and well said, have no scruple; take it
and copy it.
— Anatole France

Quotations help us remember the simple yet profound truths that give
life perspective and meaning. When it comes to life's most important
lessons, we can all use gentle reminders.
— Chriswell Freeman

Stronger than an army is a quotation whose time has come.
— W.I.E. Gates

Stop quoting me!
— Jimmy Henderson

What's the use of a good quotation if you can't change it?
— Robert Holmes

Quotation is the highest compliment you can pay to an author.
— Samuel Johnson

The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.
— W. Somerset Maugham

Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
— Groucho Marx

The next best thing to being clever is being able to quote someone
who is.
— Mary Pettibone Poole

A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a man of wit, and a
pebble in the hand of a fool.
— Joseph Roux

I always have a quotation for everything— it saves original thinking.

— Dorothy Sayers

A witty saying proves nothing.
— Voltaire

Quoting is the thinking of fools.
— Unknown wise person

A quotation is a handy thing to have about, saving one the trouble
of thinking for oneself.
— A. A. Milne


Inspirational Quotes — Retirement

Retirement is wonderful if you have two essentials — much to live on and much to live for.
— Unknown wise person

Retirement to me does not mean nothing to do but the realization of the decisions I made in the past. That I made in my life.
— Jack Bowman

Retirement: The time in your life when time is no longer money.
— Author Unknown

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Inspirational Quotes — Risk Taking


Life is either always a tight-rope or a featherbed. Give me a tight-rope.
— Edith Wharton

When one jumps over the edge, one is bound to land somewhere.
— D. H. Lawrence


Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others, for
those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself.
Face the truth.
— Katherine Mansfield


Inspirational Quotes — Security


We can create the ultimate job security by becoming less dependent on the organization for which we work and more dependent on our own resources.
— Bo Bennett


Don't play for safety. It's the most dangerous game in the world.
— Sir Hugh Walpole

The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
— Tacitus

If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.
— Henry Ford


Inspirational Quotes — Self Esteem


Nobody will think you're somebody if you don't think so yourself.
— Unknown wise person

When people agree with me, I think I am wrong.
— Oscar Wilde


Inspirational Quotes — Simplicity


Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
— Leonardo Da Vinci


If you take care of the small things, the big things take care of themselves. You can gain more control over your life by paying closer attention to the little things.
— Emily Dickinson


Enough is better than too much.
— French proverb


Inspirational Quotes — Speech Making


When both a speaker and an audience are confused, the speech is profound.
— Oscar Wilde


I would tell myself that I was about to address the largest mass assembly of idiots ever gathered in the history of mankind.

— Winston Churchill (when asked how he was able to make the great speeches that he made as Prime Minister of Britain)


In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French; I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language.
— Mark Twain


There is but one pleasure in life equal to that of being called on to make an after-dinner speech, and that is not being called to make one.
— Charles Dudley Warner


Most people can tire of a lecture in ten minutes; clever people can
do it in five. Sensible people never go to lectures at all.
— Stephen Leacock


He charged nothing for his preaching and it was worth it too.
— Mark Twain


The best audience is one that is intelligent, well-educated, and a little drunk.

— Alben W. Bartley


If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again — a tremendous whack!

— Winston Churchill (advice to a young Prince of Wales on speechmaking)


Inspirational Quotes — Spending Your Money Wisely


Better a good dinner than a fine coat.
— French proverb

Don't ask the barber whether you need a haircut.
— Daniel S. Greenberg


Inspirational Quotes — Spending Your Time Wisely


Talk of nothing but business, and dispatch that business quickly
— Andre Maurois


Take what you can use and let the rest go by.
— Ken Kesey


I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
— John Burrough


I write for the same reason I breathe — because if I didn't, I would die.
— Isaac Asimov


Inspirational Quotes — Spontaneity


Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!
— Jane Austen


Inspirational Quotes — Taking Responsibility


Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.
— Erica Jong


Regardless of circumstances, each man lives in a world of his own making.
— Josepha Murray Emms


They're only puttin' in a nickel, but they want a dollar song.
— Song title

Liberty means responsibility. That's why most men dread it.
— George Bernard Shaw

If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches.
— Rainer Maria Rilke


Life is short, but it's long enough to ruin any man who wants to be ruined.
— Josh Billings


It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
— Unknown wise person


The thorns which I have reaped are of the tree I planted.

— Lord Byron


Responsibility is the willingness to be the author of all your experiences, even the ones you don't like.

— Ron Smotherman


Inspirational Quotes — Teamwork


Where all men think alike, no one thinks very much.
— Walter Lippmann

There ain't no rules around here. We're trying to accomplish something.
— Thomas Edison


Inspirational Quotes — Wealth


If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we'd all be millionaires.
— Abigail Van Buren

To find something you can enjoy is far better than finding something you can possess.
— Glenn Holm


Inspirational Quotes — Will Power


Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands — and then eat just one of the pieces.
— Judith Viorst


Inspirational Quotes — Wisdom


Wisdom is meaningless unless your own experience has given it meaning.
— Bergen Evans

A man must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere.
— Charles F. Kettering

The realization that there are other points of view is the beginning of wisdom.
— Charles M. Campbell

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
— William James

Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
— Oprah Winfrey


Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.

— Horace





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Inspirational Quotes — Work


Work is not a curse, but drudgery is.
— Henry Ward Beecher


Let us realize that the privilege to work is a gift, that power to
work is a blessing, that love of work is success.
— David O. McKay


Inspirational Quotes — Worry


Worry is like a rocking chair: It gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere.
—Erma Bombeck

Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.
— Winston Churhill

Worry is a misuse of the imagination.
— Dan Zandra

There are two kinds of worries — those you can do something about and those you can't. Don't spend any time on the latter.
— Nat Hentoff

Worry is as useless as a handle on a snowball.
— Mitzi Chandler


Not having to worry about money is almost like not having to worry
about dying.
— Mario Puzo


Inspirational Quotes — Writers at Work

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If you want to be a writer — stop talking about it and sit down and write!
— Jackie Collings

Write drunk; edit sober.
— Ernest Hemingway

I'm a lousy writer; a helluva lot of people have got lousy taste.
— Grace Metalious

When I had got my notes all written out I thought I'd polish it off in two summers, but it took me twenty-seven years.
— Arnold Toynbee

It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up, because by that time I was too famous.
— Robert Benchley


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