Free Inspirational Quotes To Inspire You

A Collection of 92 Free Inspirational Quotes

Here is a select compilation of famous quotes I find most inspirational and motivating. Read and be inspired by these quotes.

Free Inspirational Quotes 1-10

Benjamin Whichcote
None are so empty as those who are full of themselves.

Helen Keller
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.

George Lucas
Dreams are extremely important. You can’t do it unless you can imagine it.

Charles A. Garfield
Peak performers want more than merely to win the next game. They see all the way to the championship. They have a long range goal that inspires commitment and action.

Michelangelo
Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I accomplish.

Chinese Proverb
The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

Chinese Proverb
The journey of a thousand miles begins with small steps.

Chinese Proverb
Dig a well before you are thirsty.

Li Bai, Tang Dynasty poet
Heaven has a role for all of us.

Henry Ford
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.

Free Inspirational Quotes 11-20

Henry Ford
Before anything else, getting ready is the secret of success.

Plato
The beginning is the most important part of the work.

Bill Copeland
The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never scoring.

Seneca
When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.

Jack Nicklaus
Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one’s levels of aspirations and expectation.

Arnold Toynbee
Apathy can only be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things; first, an ideal that takes the imagination by storm; second, a definite, intelligible plan for carrying that ideal into practice.

Albert Einstein
Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Charles F. Kettering
The opportunities of man are limited only by his imagination. But so few have imagination that there are ten thousand fiddlers to one composer.

Sam Levenson
One of the virtues of being young is that you don’t let the facts get in the way of your imagination.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.

Free Inspirational Quotes 21-25

George Scialabba
Perhaps imagination is only intelligence having fun.

Abigail Adams
Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.

Napoleon Hill
If you are not learning while you are earning, you are cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.

Eric Hoffer
In a time of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future. The unlearned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.

Robert C. Savage
Most people are willing to pay more to be amused than to be educated.


Free Inspirational Quotes 26-30

Mia Hamm
Celebrate what you have accomplished, but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed.

Henry David Thoreau
In the long run men hit only what they aim at.

Christopher Reeve
So many of our dreams seem impossible, then improbable, then inevitable.

David Ben-Gurion
In order to be a realist, you must believe in miracles.

Maurice Chevalier
A man must have his dreams – memory dreams of the past and eager dreams of the future. I never want to stop reaching for new goals.

Free Inspirational Quotes 31-40

Bobby Knight
The will to win is not nearly as important as the will to prepare to win.

Helen Keller
The world is moved not only by the mighty shoves of the heroes but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.

Mother Teresa
If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.

Greek Proverb
Well begun is half done .

Chinese Proverb
Failure is the mother of success.

Charles A. Garfield
Workaholics are addicted to activity; super achievers are committed to results. They work toward goals that contribute to their mission. In their mind’s eye they see the end they want and the action leading to it.

Carl C. Wood
The person who knows how will always have a job. But the person who knows why will be his boss.

Danish Proverb
He who is afraid to ask is ashamed of learning.

Marilyn Vos Savant
To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.

Joseph Addison
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.



Free Inspirational Quotes 41-45

William A. Ward
Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.

Bill Gates in The Guardian
I try to make time for reading each night. In addition to the usual newspapers and magazines, I make it a priority to read at least one newsweekly from cover to cover. If I were to read what intrigues me- say, the science and business sections – then I would finish the magazine the same person I was when I started. So I read it all.

J. R. R. Tolkien
All that is gold does not glitter; not all those that wander is lost.

Alan Alda
Originality is unexplored territory. You get there by carrying a canoe – you can’t take a taxi.

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



Free Inspirational Quotes 46-50

Amelia Earhart in American Magazine
Whether you are flying the Atlantic, selling sausages, building a skyscraper. driving a truck, or painting a picture, your greatest power comes from the fact that you want tremendously to do that very thing well. And a thing well done usually works out to the benefit of others as well as yourself. This applies to sport, business, friendship.

Winston Churchill
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.

Indian proverb
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your live so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.

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

Robert Frost
In three words I can sum up everything I have learned about life – it goes on.

Free Inspirational Quotes 51-60

Mahatma Gandhi
Be the change you want to see in the world.

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

Abraham Lincoln
Whatever you are be a good one.

Henry Ford
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.

Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.

Oscar Wilde
We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.

Ambrose Redmoon
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.

Robert F. Kennedy
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Alistair Cooke
A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn’t fell like it.

Free Inspirational Quotes 61-65

Vince Lombardi
The quality of a man’s life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavour.

William Feather, Sr.
Beware the man who won’t be bothered with details.

Tom Peters - The Pursuit of Wow!
Power lies in the details, and the tenacious pursuit of such hidden levers can pay off enormously. While you don’t want to get a reputation as a prissy worrywart, worrying about the details in private is important. You may think you are the world’s greatest speaker, but if the auditorium’s sound system is singing static – well, forget it.

Abigail Van Buren
If you want a place in the sun, you have got to put up with a few blisters.

Thomas Moore
Nothing great and durable has ever been produced with ease. Labour is the parent of all the lasting monuments of the world, whether in verse or in stone, in poetry or in pyramids.


Free Inspirational Quotes 66-70

Leo Aikman - Atlanta Constitution
The body of every organization is structured from four kinds of bones. There are the wishbones, who spend all the time wishing someone would do the work. Then there are the jawbones, who do all the talking, but little else. The knucklebones knock everything anybody else tries to do. Fortunately, in every organization there are also the backbones, who get under the load and do most of the work.

James Stewart - Gordon in Louisville Magazine
When asked why he kept working at the same pace as ever as he grew older, Colonel (Harland Sanders) snorted. “Work never hurt anyone,” he said. “More people rust out than wear out. But not me. I’ll be damned if I will ever rust out.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The heights by great men reached and kept, Were not attained by sudden flight, But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night.

Theodore Roosevelt
I am only an average man, but, by George, I work harder at it than the average man.

Arthur Brisbane
The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.

Free Inspirational Quotes 71-75

Margaret Thatcher
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing. It’s when you have has everything to do, and you have done it.

Aristotle
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

Kitte Turmell
Happiness walks on busy feet.

Benjamin Disraeli
Action may not always be happiness, but there is no happiness without action.

Louis Nizer - Between You and Me
A man who works with his hands is a labourer, a man who works with his hands and his brains is a craftsman; a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.

Free Inspirational Quotes 76-80

Leonardo Da Vinci
Just as iron rusts from disuse, even so does inaction spoil the intellect.

Benjamin Franklin
Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes it.

Robert Frost
The world is full of willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.

Long Yun SiangFounder – career-success-for-newbies.com
Sow your seeds, toil your soil, but you can’t rush for the fruits to sprout. That will come soon enough.

Free Inspirational Quotes 81-85

Long Yun SiangFounder – career-success-for-newbies.com
Not achieving your goals when you expect to, isn’t failing; it just means nature has postponed your success for better reasons.

Richard Carlson
Don’t sweat the small stuff.

An Advisor to King Solomon
This too, shall pass.

Harry Truman
The buck stops here.

Long Yun SiangFounder – career-success-for-newbies.com
You can think of a million reasons to worry or you can choose one reason to think positively.

Free Inspirational Quotes 86-90

Chinese Proverb
He with a will, will succeed in his endevours.

Walt Disney
If you can dream it, you can do it.

Mark Twain
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed with the things 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.

Satchel Paige
Work like you don’t need the money, love like you have never been hurt, dance like no one is watching.

Long Yun SiangFounder – career-success-for-newbies.com
A river takes many forms to get to the ocean.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

Free Inspirational Quotes 90-92

William Jennings Bryan
Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved.

Bill Cosby
I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.

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