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We could all do with some inspiration every now and then!

  • What better way than to read an inspiring quote or three
  • Find quotes from Albert Einstein, Woody Allen, Mother Teresa, Michael Jordan, Winston Churchill...
  • Even Groucho Marx has a famous inspirational quotation, just for you!

So whether motivation quotes are your thing, or you're a sports nut, or you just like funny quotes from the likes of Mark Twain and Oprah Winfrey (well, at least I think what she says is a funny quotation!), then you'll find it all here at the Self Help Collective inspirational quotations page...

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Inspirational Quotes

Inspirational quotes - what I say...

Well, as you'll see on my anger management page, I'm a big fan of the Buddha, when it comes to inspirational quotes. Yes, what the Buddha said about anger, made a lot of sense to me:

"Holding onto anger is like grasping onto a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else. You are the one who gets burned." -- Buddha

Nasty business, indeed!

Okay, I'll list a few more of my favourite inspirational quotations, and then provide a fuller list of quotations you'll find here. Off we go...

  • "You can't teach anybody anything, only make them realize the answers are already inside them."
    -- Galileo
    (Note: I think this is my favorite inspirational quotation! What's yours?)

  • "I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it."
    -- Picasso

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

  • "Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best"
    -- Henry Van Dyke

  • Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you will help them become what they are capable of becoming."
    -- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Or how about these for inspirational quotations...

Success Quotes

"When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through."
-- F.W. Nichol

(More quotations on success.)

Self Esteem Quotes

"The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs."
-- Joan Didion

(More self esteem quotes.)

Motivation Quotes

"Motivation gets you going but habit gets you there."
-- Zig Ziglar

(More motivation quotations or self-motivation.)

Business Quotes

"Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities." -- Walter Scott

(More business quotes.)

Inspirational Life Quotes

"Life is just one damned thing after another."
-- Elbert Hubbard

(More life quotes.)

Happiness Quotes

"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."
-- The Dalai Lama

(More happiness quotes.)

Graduation Quotes

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
-- Eleanor Roosevelt

(More graduation quotes.)

Quotes About Children

"The soul is healed
by being with children."

-- Fyodor Dostoyevski

(More children quotes.)

Teacher Quotes

"There are three things to remember when teaching: know your stuff; know whom you are stuffing; and then stuff them elegantly" -- Lola May

(More teacher quotes.)

Family Quotes

"When you look at your life the greatest happiness are family happinesses"
-- Dr. Joyce Brothers

(More family quotes.)

Basketball Quotes

"Basketball doesn't build character. It reveals it."
-- Unknown

(More basketball quotes .)

Inspirational Sports Quotes

"God gives talent; work transforms talent into genius."
-- Anna Pavlova

(More sports quotes.)

Self-Confidence Quotes

"Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face."
-- Helen Keller

(More self-confidence quotes.)

Positive Quotes

"Every achiever that I have ever met says, 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me'."
-- Dr. Robert Schuller

(More positive attitude quotes.)

Phew! More inspirational quotes? Okay, then...

Funny Quotes

"Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others."
-- Groucho Marx

(More funny quotes.)

Famous Quotes

"Be the change you want to see in the world"
-- Mahatma Gandhi

(More famous quotations.)

Relationship Quotes

"Soul-mates are people who bring out the best in you. They are not perfect but are always perfect for you."
-- Unknown

(More relationship quotes.)

Inspirational Love Quotes

"Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness."
-- Bertrand Russell

(More inspirational love quotes.)

Humility Quotes

"One learns to ignore criticism by first learning to ignore applause."
-- Robert Brault

(More humility quotes.)

Procrastination Quotes

"Procrastination is something best put off until tomorrow."
-- Gerald Vaughan

(More procrastination quotes.)

Daily Quotes

"What does a thought look like? Just look around you, right now... to see yours."
-- Mike Dooley

(More daily inspirational quotes.)

Short Quotes?

"When coming to a fork in the road—take it!"
-- Yogi Berra

(More short inspirational quotes.)

Quotes EBOOK

Would you believe that I have compiled the best of these quotes into its very own book/ebook? It's true...

(More about my quotes book.)

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And you'll also find self help quotes, quotes on self-improvement, as well as some love and happiness quotes, procrastination quotes & humility quotes too. (Surely, that's enough inspirational quotes? If not... see below, I guess!)

More inspirational quotes?

The quotations don't get much more inspirational than these. I hand picked these quotes (from thousands!) and sat down at the piano one day, and... (cough!)

Inspirational quotes - what they say...

"There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth - not going all the way, and not starting."
-- Buddha

"The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It's the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun. Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit."

-- Napoleon Hill

"Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can read."

-- Mark Twain

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"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me . . . Anything can happen, child. Anything can be."
-- Shel Silverstein

"Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living."

-- Anais Nin

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable."

-- Theodore N. Vail

"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude."

-- W.W. Ziege

"In order to discover new lands, one must be willing to lose sight of the shore for a very long time."

-- Unknown

"Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to 'jump at the Sun.' We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground."

-- Zora Neale Hurston

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"That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well."
-- Abraham Lincoln

"Smooth seas do not make skilful sailors."

-- African Proverb

"Our greatest battles are that with our own minds."

-- Jameson Frank

"One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human."

-- George Santayana

"If you can't make a mistake, you can't make anything."

-- Marva Collins

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"People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved."
-- Anne Sullivan

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."

-- Albert Einstein

"There is only one success--to be able to spend your life in your own way."

-- Christopher Morley

"Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was."

-- Dag Hammarskjold

"The true measure of a man is not how he behaves in moments of comfort and convenience but how he stands at times of controversy and challenges."

-- Martin Luther King Jr.

"Ask yourself this question:'"Will this matter a year from now?'"

-- Richard Carlson Ph.D.

"A man's dreams are an index to his greatness."

-- Zadok Rabinwitz

"What ever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve."

-- Napoleon Hill

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"It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult."
-- Seneca

"Who has never tasted what is bitter does not know what is sweet."

-- German Proverb

"Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations."

-- Unknown

"Treat a man as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he should be, and he will become what he could be."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins - not through strength, but through persistence."

-- Buddha

"There are no short cuts to any place worth going."

-- Unknown

"May you live all the days of your life."

-- Jonathan Swift

"You see things and say, 'Why?', but I dream things and say, 'Why not?'"

-- George Bernard Shaw

"If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were."

-- Kahlil Gibran

"There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness."

-- Han Suyin

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."

-- Mark Twain

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."

-- Albert Einstein

And, with Albert's fantastic way to live your life - which way do you choose? - I shall end these inspirational quotations.

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