Inspiriting Quotes on Inspiration

Be Yourself; Everyone Else is Already Taken - Oscar Wilde

Be Yourself; Everyone Else is Already Taken - Oscar Wilde

Even when we are determined to reach our goals, there are days we lack the inspiration we need to keep going. These famous quotes will give you that lift you need to carry on.


Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

– Oscar Wilde

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

– Maya Angelou


Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.

– Steve Jobs


I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.

– Thomas A. Edison


Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.

– Maya Angelou


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

– Walt Whitman


I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

– Albert Einstein


Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.

– Kevyn Aucoin


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

– Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland


What we think, we become.

– Buddha


If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride – and never quit, you’ll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards.

– Paul Bryant




A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.

– Jack Dempsey


A person’s a person, no matter how small.

– Dr. Seuss, Horton Hears a Who!


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

– George Eliot


Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!

– Audrey Hepburn


Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.

– Robert Frost


Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.

– Eleanor Roosevelt


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

– Margaret Mead


Turn your wounds into wisdom.

– Oprah Winfrey


If I can stop one heart from breaking,

I shall not live in vain;

If I can ease one life the aching,

Or cool one pain,

Or help one fainting robin

Unto his nest again,

I shall not live in vain.

– Emily Dickson