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180 Inspirational Quotes & Sayings

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Are you looking for inspiration? Here are the best inspirational quotes to stimulate your amazing potential.

There are a countless ways to find inspiration, if we are willing to look.

Seeing other people accomplish great things, overcome adversity, or find simple admiration in the world gives us a way to feel brighter, more hopeful, and enthusiastic.

So we’ve collected the best quotes from inspiring figures to give you a spark when you need it most.

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Top 10 Inspirational Quotes

Every noble work is at first impossible.

Thomas Carlyle

Believe you can and you’re halfway there.

Teddy Roosevelt
“Dream big and dare to fail.” – Norman Vaughan

Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.

Dennis P. Kimbro

An obstacle is often a stepping stone.

William Prescott

There is nothing impossible to they who will try.

Alexander the Great

Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.

Henry Ford
“Make each day your masterpiece.” – John Wooden

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

Lao Tzu

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.

Nelson Mandela

Short Inspirational Quotes

Sometimes we need a big jolt of inspiration in a small package. These short inspirational quotes are a great way to lift yourself up when you need it.

A powerful phrase on your desk, stuck to your mirror, or written in your notebook is a great way to keep yourself inspired throughout the day.

If it matters to you, you’ll find a way.

Charlie Gilkey

Don’t wait, the time will never be just right.

Napoleon Hill
“You can if you think you can.” – George Reeves

Do it with passion, or not at all.

Rosa Nouchette

In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.

Albert Einstein

Everything you can imagine is real.

Pablo Picasso

Whatever you are, be a good one.

Abraham Lincoln

The power of imagination makes us infinite.

John Muir

Live each day as if your life had just begun.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

If you can dream it, you can do it.

Walt Disney

All limitations are self-imposed.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Eighty percent of success is showing up.

Woody Allen
“The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost

Tough times never last, but tough people do.

Robert Schuller

Never regret anything that made you smile.

Mark Twain

Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.

Joe Clark

Stay hungry. Stay foolish.

Steve Jobs

Every moment is a fresh beginning.

T.S. Eliot 

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.

Maya Angelou

Those at the top of the mountain didn’t fall there.

Marcus Washling

Self Inspirational Quotes

Where do you look when you want to get inspired? Everyone may answer that question differently, but a big part of inspiration lies within ourselves.

These quotes show you may not need to look anywhere but in the mirror to find inspiration when you need it. Sometimes the most inspirational reminder we need is how capable we are when we try.

To be the best, you must be able to handle the worst.

Wilson Kanadi

The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.

Zig Ziglar

You have to be bold and get rid of the thoughts that are holding you back.

Joel Osteen
“Inspiration comes from within yourself.” – Deep Roy

Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.

William James

Man doesn’t know what he is capable of until he is asked.

Kofi Annan

Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.

Maya Angelou

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

John Wooden

I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.

Stephen Covey

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.

George Addair

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

A.A. Milne

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

Lao Tzu
“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth

The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you.

Walt Whitman

Weaknesses are just strengths in the wrong environment.

Marianne Cantwell

The difference between a successful person and others is not lack of strength not a lack of knowledge but rather a lack of will.

Vince Lombardi

Some men see things as they are and say why – I dream things that never were and say why not.

George Bernard Shaw

Speak less than you know; have more than you show.

William Shakespeare

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Thomas Edison

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

Mark Twain

Mostly, the world sees you the way you see yourself.

Lisa Nichols
“The triumph can’t be had without the struggle.” – Wilma Rudolph

When ordinary people decide to step out and be part of something big, that’s when they become extraordinary.

Brett Harris,
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A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.

Joseph Campbell

Inspiring Quotes

When something is inspiring, it makes us feel interested and enthusiastic in a way that moves us deeply.

Inspiring thoughts are stimulating to the mind and encourage us to believe in ourselves and reach for new heights. The actions we take from an inspired place are more likely to succeed and be enjoyable.

These quotes on inspiring thoughts and actions will help you redefine what is possible and energize your mind and spirit.

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.

Arthur C. Clarke

It always seems impossible until it’s done.

Nelson Mandela

Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m possible!’

Audrey Hepburn

Impossible is for the unwilling.

John Keats

No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.

Demi Lovato

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

Malala Yousafzai

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.

Helen Keller

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Edith Wharton

It isn’t where you came from. It’s where you’re going that counts.

Ella Fitzgerald

Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.

Jack Canfield
“Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.” – John Heywood

You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

André Gide

Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.

Henry Ford

The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket.

Will Rogers

There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures.

Josiah Gilbert Holland

Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.


All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.

Earl Nightingale

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.

Erma Bombeck

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Inspiring Thoughts

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

Milton Berle

If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

Francis Bacon

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

George Eliot
“We will fail when we fail to try.” – Rosa Parks

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

Beverly Sills

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.

Carl Bard

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

Robert Breault

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.

Thomas Edison

Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.

Bill Bradley

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.

Lyndon B. Johnson

To know oneself, one should assert oneself.

Albert Camus

If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.

Dolly Parton

Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.

Isaac Asimov

We become what we think about most of the time, and that’s the strangest secret.

Earl Nightingale

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.

William Shakespeare
“All progress takes place outside of your comfort zone.” – Michale John Bobak

You have to be where you are to get where you need to go.

Amy Poehler

Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.

W. Clement Stone

Inspiring Actions

Action breeds inspiration more than inspiration breeds action.

Willem Dafoe

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.

Zig Ziglar

The most difficult thing is the decision to act; the rest is merely tenacity.

Amelia Earhart

Start where you are. Use what you have.  Do what you can.

Arthur Ashe

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

Will Rogers

Wake up with determination. Go to bed with satisfaction.

George Horace Lorimer

Either you run the day, or the day runs you.

Jim Rohn

Leave no stone unturned.


If not us, who? If not now, when?

John F. Kennedy

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.

Michael Altshuler

Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.

Russell Warren

It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.

Howard Ruff
“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius

A year from now you may wish you had started today.

Karen Lamb

If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.

Mario Andretti

What we fear of doing most is usually what we most need to do.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.

Carol Burnett

We will either find a way, or make one.

Philip Sidney

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

George Bernard Shaw

Have faith in yourself and in the future.

Ted Kennedy

There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.

Roger Staubach

Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.

Arnold Palmer

Quotes about Inspiration

We’ve shared a lot of inspirational quotes so far, but here are a few about inspiration itself.

What exactly is the meaning of inspiration and being inspired? Read on to find out from the best quotes about inspiration and learn how to find it.

Inspiration responds to our attentiveness in various and sometimes unexpected ways.

Wayne W. Dyer

Inspiration is some mysterious blessing which happens when the wheels are turning smoothly.

Quentin Blake

An inspirational quote, I think, is one that enters your mind and never leaves and lasting deep impression in your life.

Marie Moss

Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.

Bo Bennett

Inspiration is God making contact with itself.

Ram Dass
“Inspiration is the key to everything.” – Olivia Wilde

To make any endeavor truly successful, integrity, inspiration, and insight are integral.

Jagadish Vasudev

Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man’s faculties, and it is manifested in all high artistic achievements.

Giacomo Puccini

When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best – that is inspiration.

Robert Bresson

In times of difficulty, we often look around to find a source of inspiration and hope.

Verusha Singh,
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I have inspiration and feelings of being alive most every day I live.

Judy Collins

Jesus is the inspiration for anyone to go the distance.

Sylvester Stallone

Inspiration is finding something that excites you.

Connie Smith

Inspiration can come from anywhere, and a lot of the time, it depends on how you feel when you get up in the morning.

Tyler Shaw

Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it.

Madeleine L’Engle

Beauty arises out of human inspiration.

Richard Dawkins

Inspiration can really strike from anywhere.

Bobby Berk

For me, a life without expectation results in a life with inspiration.

Alanis Morissette

Inspiration may be a form of super-consciousness, or perhaps of subconsciousness I wouldn’t know. But I am sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness.

Aaron Copeland

No one was ever great without some portion of divine inspiration.

Marcus Tullius Cicero
“There is inspiration all around us.” – Kapil Dev

Don’t wait for inspiration. Learn to cultivate it.

Nick Petrie

Depression and anxiety can’t fit in your head if you’re cultivating feelings of joy and inspiration.

Austin Butler

My daughter is my greatest inspiration.

Whitney Houston

Every great inspiration is but an experiment – though every experiment we know, is not a great inspiration.

Charles Ives

Quotes to Inspire

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.

Kobe Bryant

Surround yourself with people and things that inspire you.

Jameela Jamil

Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.

Samuel Smiles

I take inspiration from everyone and everything. I’m inspired by current champions, former champions, true competitors, people dedicated to their dream, hard workers, dreamers, believers, achievers.

Conor McGregor

Words can inspire, thoughts can provoke, but only action truly brings you closer to your dreams.

Brad Sugars

Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you.

Michelle Obama

A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.

Mary Kay

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

Zig Ziglar

Find your voice and inspire others to find theirs.

Stephen Covey
“Sometimes, disaster can inspire ingenuity.” – Michael Arden

Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.

John C. Maxwell

Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

Joshua J. Marine

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

Mae West

Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further.

Thomas Carlyle

Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.

Henry David Thoreau

Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.

W. Clement Stone

Getting Inspiration

Periodically, I return to the classics for inspiration and refreshment.

Cecilia Dart-Thornton

Don’t wait for inspiration. It comes while working.

Henri Matisse

Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.

Pablo Picasso

There are little gems all around us that can hold glimmers of inspiration.

Richelle Mead

You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.

Jack London

Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it.

Bob Dylan

The ultimate inspiration is the deadline.

Nolan Bushnell

I long to speak out the intense inspiration that comes to me from the lives of strong women.

Ruth Benedict
“Inspiration comes of working every day.” – Charles Baudelaire

Personally I find that deadlines are the best inspiration.

Richard Herring

Amateurs wait for inspiration. The real pros get up and go to work.

Harvey Mackay

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.

Winston Churchill

In life you need either inspiration or desperation.

Tony Robbins

Every day may not be a good day but there is good in every day.

Alice Morse Earle

Many a witty inspiration is like the surprising reunion of befriended thoughts after a long separation.

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Technique is what you fall back on when you run out of inspiration.

Rudolf Nureyev

The only real inspiration or muse that I have is just the life that I live.

Andy Biersack

The only thing I do is just pray for inspiration, for a way of thinking, because I don’t have any particular goal in sight.

Mike Tyson

Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.

Benjamin Disraeli

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Thomas Edison

Do you feel inspired now? We hope these inspirational quotes give you the spark you needw.

Inspiration may mean different things to different people, but if we learn to look closely, we can find it all around us. Once you find yours, the next step is to act on it!

Getting inspired only counts for something if you take inspired actions and reach for new heights. So don’t be afraid to find what inspires you and allow it to lead you to a better way of life.

105 Best Inspirational Quotes and Positive Sayings for 2023


Queen Elizabeth II

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It is often the small steps, not the giant leaps, that bring about the most lasting change.


Nelson Mandela

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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.


Amanda Gorman

There is always light. If only we're brave enough to see it. If only we're brave enough to be it.


Booker T. Washington

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If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.


Cicely Tyson

I have learned not to allow rejection to move me.


André Leon Talley

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I scorched the earth with my talent and I let my light shine.


A.A. Milne

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You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.


Madeleine Albright

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It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.


Lupita Nyong'o

You can't rely on how you look to sustain you, what sustains us, what is fundamentally beautiful is compassion; for yourself and your those around you.


Winston Churchill

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Attitude is the 'little' thing that makes a big difference.


Rosa Parks

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We will fail when we fail to try.


Walt Disney

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All our dreams can come true — if we have the courage to pursue them.


Olivia Newton-John

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Once you face your fear, nothing is ever as hard as you think.


Loretta Lynn

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I don’t go to church regular. But I pray for answers to my problems.


Thomas Edison

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Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.


Madam C. J Walker

Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.


Steve Jobs

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The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.


Esteé Lauder

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I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.


Billie Jean King

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Champions keep playing until they get it right.


Naomi Judd

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A dead end street is a good place to turn around.


Albert Einstein

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A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.


Mark Cuban

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If you’re not positive energy, you’re negative energy.


Anne Heche

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We do not fall in love with the package of the person; we fall in love with the inside of a person.


Ronald Reagan

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We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.


Mikhail Gorbachev

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If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you, you haven't done much today.


James Caan

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My least favorite phrase in the English language is 'I don't care. '


Gabrielle Union

Don't save your best for when you think the material calls for it. Always bring your full potential to every take, and be on top of your job, or they will replace you.


Michelle Obama

One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals.


Simone Biles

Always work hard and have fun in what you do because I think that's when you're more successful. You have to choose to do it.


The Dalai Lama

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Happiness is not something readymade; it comes from your own actions.


Shinzo Abe

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Our predecessors overcame many troubles and much suffering, but each time got back up stronger than before.


Taraji P. Henson

I don't harp on the negative because if you do, then there's no progression. There's no forward movement. You got to always look on the bright side of things, and we are in control. Like, you have control over the choices you make.


Viola Davis

All dreams are within reach. All you have to do is keep moving towards them.


Robert H. Schuller

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Tough times never last, but tough people do.


Elaine Welteroth

When your dreams are bigger than the places you find yourself in, sometimes you need to seek out your own reminders that there is more. And there is always more waiting for you on the other side of fear.


Henry David Thoreau

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Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.


William James

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


Alexander the Great

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There is nothing impossible to they who will try.


Queen Elizabeth II

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It has always been easy to hate and destroy. To build and to cherish is much more difficult.


Charles Dickens

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The Sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.


Winston Churchill

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Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.


Amelia Earhart

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The most difficult thing is the decision to act; the rest is merely tenacity.


Helen Keller

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Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.


Zig Ziglar

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


Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

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Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.


Theodore Roosevelt

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It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.


Willie Nelson

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Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results.


Loretta Lynn

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In the long run, you make your own luck — good, bad, or indifferent.


Marie Curie

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We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.


Carol Burnett

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When you have a dream, you've got to grab it and never let go.


Jimmy Dean

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I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.


Demi Lovato

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No matter what you're going through, there's a light at the end of the tunnel.


Eleanor Roosevelt

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Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.


William James

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It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.


Albert Einstein

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Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.


Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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It’s no use going back to yesterday because I was a different person then.


Ella Fitzgerald

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Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.

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Frank Sinatra

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The best revenge is massive success.


Grace Kelly

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For one to have complete satisfaction from flowers, you must have time to spend with them.


Truman Capote

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Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.


Henry Ford

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Remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.


Naomi Judd

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You shouldn't be ashamed of your pain; you have the right to have your pain treated.


Herman Melville

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I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll go to it laughing.


Amy Poehler​​

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Limit your "always" and your "nevers."


Audrey Hepburn

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Nothing is impossible. The word itself says "I'm possible!"


C.S. Lewis

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You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.


Maya Angelou

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Try to be a rainbow in someone else's cloud.


Bob Dylan

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What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.


Norman Vincent Peale

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Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.


Lily Tomlin

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I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.


Camilla Eyring Kimball

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You do not find the happy life. You make it.


Deep Roy

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Inspiration comes from within yourself. One has to be positive. When you're positive, good things happen.


Dr. Seuss

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Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.


Malala Yousafzai

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You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.


E. E. Cummings

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Eleanor Roosevelt

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You must do the things you think you cannot do.


Ella Fitzgerald

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It isn't where you came from. It's where you're going that counts.


Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

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You make a choice: continue living your life feeling muddled in this abyss of self-misunderstanding, or you find your identity independent of it. You draw your own box.


George Eliot

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It is never too late to be what you might have been.



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Walt Whitman

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Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.


Mary Lou Retton

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Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.


Jennifer Lopez

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You get what you give.


Hazrat Inayat Khan

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John Barrymore

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Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.


Joseph Campbell

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We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.


Jim Rohn

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Happiness is not by chance, but by choice.


Mother Teresa

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The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.


Lindsey Vonn

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Life changes very quickly, in a very positive way, if you let it.


Helen Keller

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Muhammad Ali

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If my mind can conceive it, if my heart can believe it, then I can achieve it.


Mae Jemison

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Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.


Naomi Osaka

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Dreams don’t have to just be dreams. You can make it a reality; if you just keep pushing and keep trying, then eventually you’ll reach your goal.


Mahatma Gandhi

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Be the change that you wish to see in the world.


Nicole Kidman

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Life has got all those twists and turns. You’ve got to hold on tight and off you go.


Malala Yousafzai

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Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow's reality.


Mandy Hale

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You don't always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.


Oprah Winfrey

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You define your own life. Don’t let other people write your script.


Martin Luther King Jr.

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If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.


Maya Angelou

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My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive.


Meghan Markle

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You are enough just as you are.


Oprah Winfrey

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Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.


Michael Altshuler

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The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot.


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Lost inspiration, where are you, with whom are you? Why so treacherously left me? Come back, I miss you for long nights.


Newborn autumn still keeps a light breath of summer on its hair. There is an imprint of cloudless joy in the features, but every day the image becomes stricter and colder. nine0076

For the first three or four days, September and I rubbed each other. He gave me cloudy rainy melancholy, and I was completely unprepared for such a gift. The umbrella broke, the carefree lightness inside broke.
Today the cool sun brings long-awaited warmth to the heart. Hot crunchy corn explodes in the mouth with juicy yellow grains, red sea buckthorn turns into fragrant fruit drink, colorful stew languishes on the stove. Literature lessons were brightened up by immersion in Bunin's work. His "Antonov apples" is a kind of transition, a handshake of August and September. nine0038 Lady Autumn acquires a charming blush, sparkles in her eyes, smiles enigmatically. I recognize it, only now I recognize it, my favorite fabulous time.

When, if not today, to break out for a walk in the park, scoop up fresh air with spoons, saturated with the aromas of rotten wet leaves, sour-bitter marigolds and sweet apples from the market?
It's time to open the windows wide, pack a notebook and a thermos of tea in your bag and go in search of inspiration. It is everywhere now.
And when you return, watch a cozy movie where someone is sure to sell chocolate in a family candy store, decorate vanilla cupcakes with fondant, bake gingerbread cookies and pumpkin pies. And get infected with this love for cooking, put on an old apron, find a family cookbook and cook your favorite cabbage pie ... Create your own autumn joys on rainy mornings and sunny evenings. nine0076

# prose To which Maugham replied: “I only work when inspiration strikes! Fortunately, it is so kind that it comes every day at exactly nine o'clock in the morning.


In the window of the calendar
Autumn dawn.
Balances September
with warm days, nights
prolonging the summer…
dressed in mother-of-pearl evenings
over Moscow
hills, houses.

the theatrical sky is shaded with velvet blue.
in the mirror light of the stage -
and the stars like lambrequins
woven tapestries -
contours of eyelashes,
flashes of rays
multi-faceted candles -
by the impulse of the starry hands
send us signs
from the galactic height - 9003 - like starlight!
and you -
in the labyrinths of Moscow
final quest passed?!
performance —
interactive game —
Bauhaus theater innovators
ArtHouse zeitgeist
Mainstream "cinema" ignited
the avant-garde of the Gauze.
Futurism - in the style of Moscow.
Silence. stop. pause:
happy birthday our capital -
my dear Moscow!


#poetry#holidays#inspiration#one's own

The agony of creativity does not exist. When there is inspiration, there is creativity, there is no torment. When there is no inspiration, there is no creativity. And if there is no creativity, then there are no pangs of creativity either.))


No inspiration? Exhale.


Inspire me to the lines,
Captivate me with your gaze,
Into the pool of your deep eyes,
Drop my thoughts.

Forests and mountains will wait,
Sky, rivers, and flowers,
In my verses there are expanses,
Without that allotted.

Let the verses float like a wave,
In the ocean of beauty,
At the moment when in front of me,
You turned out to be near! nine0076


Once upon a time there was a fountain. He was still very young and lived for one year. And he slept through the winter, and thought that it would always be like this. He didn't know what it was like to live to the fullest.
Summer came, and he saw and heard the birds, and the singing inspired him to action. Greenery all around, bright and juicy, called to action.
And the fountain woke up, although at first it did not know what to do. He tried to sing - it turned out to be grumbling. He tried to act - he shot water and intimidated passers-by. nine0038 When he breathed life reigning around, from the soul and from the heart. He breathed, enjoying life, and did not notice how he cleared enough space inside himself to fill. And everything happened joyfully, easily, as if by itself - he let the jet go up. And these were no longer tortured spitting, but a harmonious, pure stream, shimmering with all the colors of the rainbow in the sun. Then there were a lot of these jets, and the fountain could now sing. First straying, and then cleanly and easily, adding voices.
He rejoiced in the Summer and the Sun, Birds and People. And they, looking at him, rejoiced and listened to his voices, and wondered how one fountain could sing like that. nine0038 And then he heard the music and came up with the idea of ​​singing and dancing. He was so beaming with happiness that everything works out for him, that everyone praises him, that he sang along with the music cheerful, joyful and cheerful.
The birds began to sing along with him - and all this polyphony was so joyful and unusual, it gave strength so much that they began to go to enjoy it from all over the world.
And this sight and singing delighted, compliments rained down in abundance on him, and the birds, and the musician, who began to come with an instrument almost daily. nine0038 The fountain did not just pour water, it gave a good mood and a thirst for life. And every day more and more visitors enjoyed, calmed down, rejoiced, and this joy inspired even greater returns.

#allegory#inspiration#thoughts#joy of life

Birch is blooming at the window
Let the branches down,
Just look from afar
Just look around.

She is gentle, modest, lazy
In front of my house,
Birch is standing harmlessly
Leaning all the branches to the window. nine0076


Inspiration needs space, that's it...


And in the soul is July.
I confess my love to you,
July, you listen without embarrassment.
I love the displacement of your shadows,
And in the sea of ​​light - at least swim.

I love the way you look at me
Eye of a simple-hearted chamomile,
I love your air kiss,
What you send me at the end of the day.

Larisa Emelyanovna Miller


weather, nature, growing sprout

you will remember me like your favorite flower

my smell, like the wind blew not in vain

now you dream of seeing me

but we are far apart _ fate

the whole world is in your palm, but not me

it is enough for me just to look at the sky

and remember your eternal air way


Can't achieve what you want? nine0038 Oh, what nonsense! What are you speaking about?
They just want to mow you as soon as possible
Monks: they say, worthless

All your dreams are empty,
So that you forget about them,
So that you burn bridges behind you
And sail far away.

All your achievements
Others are not interested.
Jokes, humiliations
Everyone in society knows.

And they want to see,
How you endure a fiasco.
And you should concentrate
And the nerves from Damascus

Do not allow yourself to wag,
And strive for the goal
And create happiness for yourself,
So that there is something to be proud of!


You need to have a sense of tact. And if a person feels bad with you, if there is not enough time for you, then it's time to leave. It is better to do it on time, without terrible showdowns, without insults and claims. If they think that you give little and do not inspire the object of adoration, then you have come to the end of the relationship. No matter how hard it is to leave, no matter how everything shrinks inside you from pain, you need to find strength in yourself and leave the person alone, so that he himself finds the source of inspiration with which he will be comfortable. Your time is up and it is important for yourself to understand what you could give to a person. Maybe more than you even imagine. But it doesn't matter anymore. After all, for some reason it’s bad for a person with you. You often hear reproaches in your direction, everything is uncomfortable with you, it's time for you to pack up and go your own way. The one who really needs you will be in a state with you - good. Everything must be done on time, leave and not return if you feel bad. nine0076


Airy caramel inspiration. Sweet smell of vanilla biscuit with whipped strawberry cream. Slowly certified tea with lemon and berries. The crisp sound of snow-white porcelain cups on small saucers. Glare of pale pink light of the honey sun falling over the horizon of the passing day. The slow flow of ever-elusive minutes and a cozy bookshelf with long-awaited books. Openwork lines on the pages of a notebook, reflecting light thoughts intertwined with feelings with a bright beam. nine0076

A warm, measured Friday evening with a quivering anticipation of the weekend.


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Poems Philosophical lyrics



did not have an epic
With a string of paragraphs and chapters.
In an unbearable impulse, shy,
We rushed headlong with the wind in the wings
Through the sunsets, thick and disturbing,
Fanning the fog on the porch,
Along the cold roadside stones
And along the sunny May pollen.
Everything around us seemed magical,
As if we did not live on earth.
The sky touched the surface of the lake,
Night made a bed in feather grass.
We valued people for their participation,
For dumb advice - without words.

© Olga Alieva 12

Posted by SPACE MY HEART Feb 15, 20220268 RUBAI

If you can, forgive blasphemy and offense,
A wounded heart will never blossom.
If the earth is offended by depriving it of moisture,
Even weeds will not grow.

I'm from the cup of heaven sip after sip
I drink the fate of my days, but the lump interferes
From the sad, unthinkable pain in the chest.
I feel it. Are you familiar with her?

There is a road that I will walk alone,

© Olga Alieva 12

Posted by Ashikov Shamil on Feb 13, 2021

verses philosophical lyrics



My heart is tired, but I live,
I don't fly across the sky, but I float.
Below me are cities and countries,
Passes, mountains, oceans,
Animals in a motley crowd
Moving towards the river to drink,
And mercilessly, hunched over them,
A poacher pointed his gun barrel.

Don't shoot!
Let the beast live!
And don't you dare touch what's not yours! nine0038 I haven't believed in such "archers" for a long time:
What to shoot at people with them, what at the beast.

© Olga Alieva 12

Published by Ashikov Shamil Mar 24, 2021

Poems Love lyrics


I want to be together

, I want to be near,
at least
at least
. And deceitful hops
drink at starry night.
Saint and Sinner
quite a bit,
In the pitch darkness -
your dear.
I want random
minutes of preludes,

© Olga Alieva 12

Posted by Ashikov Shamil on Mar 14, 2021

poems love lyrics



But I will build bridges over the abyss,
To prolong life,
And this will mean:
As long as I live, you will live too. nine0076

The river is a barrier,
The sea is even more so,
But I will build strong rafts
For the crossing,
This will mean:
As long as I swim, you will swim too.

© Olga Alieva 12

Posted by Ashikov Shamil on Jan 02, 2021

humor poems



They put on muzzles all over the country.
Do not dare to shake hands without gloves!
People have become hardened, embittered -
It is terrible to die in these ranks. nine0076

Learned to live according to the protocol,
People began to forget the faces of loved ones.
Who escorts the child to school,
Who is under the mask: grandmother or mother?

Salesmen, security guards, taxi drivers,
Stewardesses, cattlemen, doctors,
Journalists, judges, programmers —
Everyone is alike, try to distinguish!

© Olga Alieva 12

Posted by Ashikov Shamil 08 Apr 2021

poems civil lyrics



I can forgive a lot:
Attacks of pessimism
And a hastily crumpled thread
The roads of communism,
Both hypocrisy and blat,
And theft in law,
And the stupidity of royal chambers,
And hypocrisy on the throne

I can forgive a lot:
Lies and doubts.
May I wish the enemy
Health and patience.
I can forgive worthless nonsense

© Olga Alieva 12

Published by Ashikov Shamil 21 Dec 2020

Poems without a heading


Do not teach us this at school

mean temptations,
Closure of the Breast
and daring mind,
Contact multi -phase
fraudulent fraud,
with incredible fraud,
with incredible fraud.
and clean up contacts -
Let it hurt
and scare godlessness,
Break the mediocre play
into intermissions,

© Olga Alieva 12

Posted by MY SPACE Feb 03, 2022

verses uncategorized



I'm coming from heaven - I know that -
I'm holding on to the railing of the rainbow.
Headwind whispers:
- Unearthly!
If I don't touch you,
I'll become a squall, a storm, a tsunami,
I'll twist the horizon in a spiral,
I'll tire you with bizarre dreams
And I'll fly away from grief into the abyss.

I come from heaven - I know it,
My path is long, difficult and thorny. nine0038 On the palm of a purple dawn
A bird sat down - a fabulous finist.

© Olga Alieva 12

Published by Ashikov Shamil Dec 24 24, 2020

Poems romance


Inspiration of me

The verse took the 2nd place in the Russian romance competition

and if this lunar candle will remain forever in the celestial dish,
and takes me away from the

In the cold, autumn desert,
And if the sky weeps like copper,
He will rear up and crack from hellish pain,
I must, then I will disappear without a trace,
Like the first snow, like a rainbow song.

But even then I will come to meet you
A ray of dawn, morning lightning,
But even then on a fine summer evening
I will become the sonorous chirping of a titmouse
And I will spread patterned satin

© Olga Aliyeva 67 82 Posted by Ashikov Shamil 03 Jun 2021

sadness wings parents grief loss


Two wings

White wings from birth
Each of us has it,
And there is not an ounce of doubt about it,
That our ancestor is not Pegasus,
And not a Phoenix, not a Firebird,
Not magical Arrow:
Mother, father - how to doubt? -
These are our two wings.
On the right is a wing from mother,
On the left is a copy of father.
We stubbornly flew away
From the native porch.
The flight was sometimes dissolute,
And sometimes - in the stream of winds:

© Olga Alieva 12

Posted by IrinaAleksss Sep 10, 2021

daughter butt daughter



Priests would have lived to their heart's content, if only
Women didn't give birth at all.

Somehow grandmother Katerina
For a swirling fellow
She gave her daughter in marriage,
Things didn't work out well.
The youngest daughter is on the hooks,
Wait, wait - the matchmakers will come.
They are waiting, but time goes by,
The eldest daughter is not lucky -
God does not give a son. nine0076

Grandfather sends an old woman

© Olga Alieva 12

Posted by Felix Tamarkin 12 Dec 2020

Last comments

Vlad56 And "for health" they drank something wrong...🤔

Elena DAIBOVA The verse fascinates...

Galina Sukhoverkh And you will always feel warmth from words, as well as cold from others. )

Maria Koval No need to offend others, To not hear such words. nine0076

Valentina-Sophie Especially sincere and warm).

Galina Sukhoverch Sincere words are always pleasant.

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