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Welcome! Here's where you can read inspirational quotes, poems and stories that have been picked to move and stir hearts.

Staying motivated is not easy. It takes courage to be positive when it's probably much easier to just give in to fear and negativity. It takes regular and repeated exposures to encouraging thoughts for one to remain undefeated and determined. Unless you guard your thoughts, the daily trivia stuff has a way of zapping your energy and pulling you down!

Here's where I've created a small wellspring of inspiration for you to tap on in times of need. There's strength in the uplifting words of inspiring quotes, poems and stories.

So take your time... browse through this website and soak up the various authors' condensed wisdom and awakening experiences, and focus on bringing your off-balance state back to feeling energized, revitalized and thankful. Yes thankful... because a thankful heart experiences much more joy, abundance and fulfillment.

This website is my chance to scatter tiny seeds of inspiration far beyond where my feet can take me, and to reach out to more people than I could ever dream of meeting. I hope you bring away with you some glimmers of hope, insights and inspiration after your visit here. An occasional smile and laughter are the extras!

If you like what you see, do bookmark this website before it's lost to you in the big, big cyber world... I hope you are not in a hurry, because I'll like to share with you some of my favorite inspirational quotes below. 25 of them to be precise.

Thank you for coming to Great-Inspirational-Quotes.com and for browsing through my collection of inspirational stuff! May you continue to polish your character, overcome adversities, and remain steadfast to your dreams! Stay hopeful, stay inspired!

25 Inspirational Quotes


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Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.
-- Oprah Winfrey

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
-- Helen Keller

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
-- James Allen

Even if I don't reach all my goals, I've gone higher than I would have if I hadn't set any.
-- Danielle Fotopoulis

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
-- Denis Waitley

Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.
-- Christiane Northrup

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
-- Helen Keller

I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again.
-- Stephen Grellet

If everything is smooth sailing right from the beginning, we cannot become people of substance and character. By surmounting paining setbacks and obstacles, we can create a brilliant history of triumph that will shine forever. That is what makes life so exciting and enjoyable. In any field of endeavour, those who overcome hardships and grow as human beings are advancing towards success and victory in life.
-- Daisaku Ikeda

If one advances confidently in the direction of one's dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
-- Henry David Thoreau

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
-- Albert Camus

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
-- Ralph Waldo

It's not what you do once in a while, it's what you do day in and day out that makes the difference.
-- Jenny Craig

Let us give something to each person we meet: joy, courage, hope, assurance, or philosophy, wisdom, a vision for the future. Let us always give something.
-- Daisaku Ikeda

Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
-- Elbert Hubbard

Taking action is how you GIVE your gift and live a life of true service to yourself and others. And that doesn't mean that your life's work has to be something that seems grand and noble. The real key to being of service and living your purpose is simply to do what you LOVE to do -- whatever it may be.
-- Rebecca Fine

The credit belongs to those who are actually in the arena, who strive valiantly; who know the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spend themselves in a worthy cause; who at the best, know the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if they fail, fail while daring greatly, so that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
-- Theodore Roosevelt

The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.
-- James Allen

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.
-- Elisabeth KĆ¼bler-Ross

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.
-- Amelia Earhart

Thoughts mixed with definiteness of purpose, persistence, and a burning desire are powerful things.
-- Napoleon Hill

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
-- Mark Twain

Your time is limited, donā€™t waste it living someone elseā€™s life. Donā€™t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other peopleā€™s thinking. Donā€™t let the noise of otherā€™s opinion drown your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
-- Steve Jobs


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