Inspirational Quotes | The only journey is the one within

The only journey is the one within – Rainer Maria Rilke

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination – Jimmy Dean

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky – Rabindranath Tagore

We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us – Joseph Campbell

I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion – Muhammad Ali

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer

Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away – Henry David Thoreau

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened

Happiness never decreases by being shared – Buddha

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

Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow – Abdul Kalam

Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world – Desmond Tutu

Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart – Marcus Aurelius

We know what we are, but know not what we may be – William Shakespeare

The only journey is the one within – Rainer Maria Rilke

The only journey is the one within – Rainer Maria Rilke

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped – Tony Robbins

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand – Mother Teresa

Every story I create, creates me I write to create myself – Octavia E Butler

The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering – Ben Okri

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn – Harriet Beecher Stowe

Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and Shadows will fall behind you – Walt Whitman

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible – Francis of Assisi

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence – Vince Lombardi

Believe you can and you’re halfway there – Theodore Roosevelt

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them – John F Kennedy

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

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

If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants

Isaac Newton Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago – Warren Buffett

There is nothing impossible to him who will try – Alexander the Great

Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams – Hosea Ballou

In a gentle way, you can shake the world – Mahatma Gandhi

There are glimpses of heaven to us in every act, or thought, or word, that raises us above ourselves – Robert Quillen

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

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you – Nathaniel Hawthorne

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known – Sharon Begley

The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible – Arthur C Clarke

Whoever is happy will make others happy too – Anne Frank

If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves – Thomas A Edison

Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start – Nido Qubein

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present – Jim Rohn

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

Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance – Morgan Freeman

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality – Plutarch

Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul – Democritus

I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today! William Allen White When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves – William Arthur Ward

Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself – Plato

Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others – Rosa Parks

When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome – Wilma Rudolph

Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will

Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment – Arthur

Helps In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand

Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself – Jiddu Krishnamurti

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit – cummings

A place for everything, everything in its place – Benjamin Franklin

Courage, my friends; ’tis not too late to build a better world – Tommy Douglas

My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning – Isaac Asimov

You change your life by changing your heart – Max Lucado

Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars – Les Brown

God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with him – Jim Elliot

Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind – Johannes Brahms

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you Unknown The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper – Bertrand Russell

Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass! – Paul J

Meyer The power of imagination makes us infinite – John Muir

I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do – Georgia O’Keeffe

If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite – William Blake

What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country – Anais Nin

The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money – Thomas Jefferson

Belief creates the actual fact – William James

Share these keepsakes with others to inspire hope and build from the past, which can bridge to the future – Mattie Stepanek

We have it in our power to begin the world over again – Thomas Paine

Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask, Everything you want also wants you, But you have to take action to get it – Jules Renard

Let us dream of tomorrow where we can truly love from the soul, and know love as the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation – Michael Jackson

Reach for it Push yourself as far as you can – Christa McAuliffe

Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed – Dale Carnegie

A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself – James Allen

Your heart is full of fertile seeds, waiting to sprout – Morihei Ueshiba

A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil – Victor Hugo

Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over – F. Scott Fitzgerald

I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings – Gustave Flaubert

Faith is love taking the form of aspiration – William Ellery

Channing Ideas shape the course of history – John Maynard Keynes

The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises – Leo Buscaglia

Nurture your minds with great thoughts, To believe in the heroic makes heroes – Benjamin Disraeli

Today is the only day, Yesterday is gone – John Wooden

As knowledge increases, wonder deepens – Charles Morgan

The undertaking of a new action brings new strength – Richard L Evans

What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible – Theodore Roethke

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven – Henry Ward Beecher

It is by acts and not by ideas that people live – Anatole France

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

Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself – Desiderius Erasmus

Nothing makes one feel so strong as a call for help – Pope Paul VI

Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul – Thomas Merton

We relish news of our heroes, forgetting that we are extraordinary to somebody too – Helen Hayes

Be faithful to that which exists within yourself – Andre Gide

I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value – Hermann Hesse

Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed – Blaise Pascal

Love the moment and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries – Corita Kent

Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors, But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love – Khalil Gibran

Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like a hailstorm – Jean Paul

The authentic self is the soul made visible – Sarah Ban Breathnach

Be not entangled in this world of days and nights; Thou hast another time and space as well – Muhammad Iqbal

Silence is the last thing the world will ever hear from me – Marlee Matlin

A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart We know so many things, but we don’t know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox’s or bear’s, cover the soul Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there – Meister Eckhart

Show me your hands Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet, Are they wounded in service? Show me your heart, Have you left a place for divine love? – Fulton J. Sheen

Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit – Bernard Williams

Enthusiasm moves the world – Arthur Balfour

You don’t look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you Alan Watts If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it – Lucy Larcom

Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel – Augustus Hare

The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself – Wallace Stevens

Every man’s life is a fairy tale written by God’s fingers – Hans Christian Andersen

Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see – CS Lewis

Find out who you are and be that person, That’s what your soul was put on this Earth to be Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come – Ellen DeGeneres

Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom – Friedrich Schiller

Of all things visible, the highest is the heaven of the fixed stars – Nicolaus Copernicus

I believe there’s an inner power that makes winners or losers

And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts – Sylvester Stallone

Hope is but the dream of those who wake – Matthew Prior

God sleeps in the minerals, awakens in plants, walks in animals, and thinks in man – Arthur Young

Countless as the sands of the sea are human passions – Nikolai Gogol

Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge – Abraham Joshua Heschel

There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness – Han Suyin

And when I breathed, my breath was lightning – Black Elk

Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them – Vincent McNabb

Too low they build, who build beneath the stars – Edward Young

Act like you expect to get into the end zone – Christopher Morley

For a gallant spirit there can never be defeat – Wallis Simpson

I said to the almond tree, ‘Friend, speak to me of God,’ and the almond tree blossomed – Nikos Kazantzakis

Let each man exercise the art he knows – Aristophanes

If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world – Emmet Fox

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail? Robert H. Schuller

I arise full of eagerness and energy, knowing well what achievement lies ahead of me – Zane Grey

Happiness is the natural flower of duty – Phillips Brooks

I pray God may preserve your health and life many years – Junipero Serra

It’s a moment that I’m after, a fleeting moment, but not a frozen moment – Andrew Wyeth

I have looked into your eyes with my eyes, I have put my heart near your heart – Pope John XXIII

It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder – Joseph Wood Krutch

And now, this is the sweetest and most glorious day that ever my eyes did see – Donald Cargill

We are here to make another world – W Edwards Deming

I believe it is in my nature to dance by virtue of the beat of my heart, the pulse of my blood and the music in my mind – Robert Fulghum

Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship – Buddha

Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy true fulfillment – Tony Robbins

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud – Maya Angelou

The bird is powered by its own life and by its motivation – A.J P Abdul Kalam

The best way out is always through – Robert Frost

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world – Anne Frank

It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it – Amelia Barr

When deeds speak, words are nothing – Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility – Charles Kettering

I know why I am here and my only real focused goal is to live each day to the fullest and to try and honor God and be an encouragement to others

What the future holds is firmly in God’s hands, and I am very happy about that! Ken Hensley Think with your whole body – Taisen Deshimaru

Our ideals are our better selves – Amos Bronson Alcott

My mind’s my kingdom – Francis Quarles

The only thing that ultimately matters is to eat an ice-cream cone, play a slide trombone, plant a small tree, good God, now you’re free – Ray Manzarek

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls – Joseph Campbell

Each day provides its own gifts – Marcus Aurelius

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf – Rabindranath Tagore

Health is the greatest possession, Contentment is the greatest treasure, Confidence is the greatest friend , Non-being is the greatest joy – Lao Tzu

Your ordinary acts of love and hope point to the extraordinary promise that every human life is of inestimable value – Desmond Tutu

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains! John Muir Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around – Henry David Thoreau

Not on one strand are all life’s jewels strung – William Morris

I am deliberate and afraid of nothing – Audre Lorde

As people are walking all the time, in the same spot, a path appears – John Locke

Moss From its brilliancy everything is illuminated – Guru Nanak

On the recollection of so many and great favours and blessings, I now, with a high sense of gratitude, presume to offer up my sincere thanks to the Almighty, the Creator and Preserver – William Bartram

Plant thy foot firmly in the prints which His foot has made before thee – Joseph Barber Lightfoot

The essential elements of giving are power and love – activity and affection – and the consciousness of the race testifies that in the high and appropriate exercise of these is a blessedness greater than any other – Mark Hopkins

I am so fresh in soul and spirit that life gushes and bubbles around me in a thousand springs – Robert Schumann

Just what future the Designer of the universe has provided for the souls of men I do not know, I cannot prove. But I find that the whole order of Nature confirms my confidence that, if it is not like our noblest hopes and dreams, it will transcend them – Henry Norris Russell

A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows – Francis of Assisi

The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have – Vince Lombardi

With self-discipline most anything is possible – Theodore Roosevelt

Once I knew only darkness and stillness my life was without past or future but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living – Helen Keller

Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future – Steve Jobs

Nothing is worth more than this day – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven – Henry Ward Beecher

The handicap of deafness is not in the ear; it is in the mind – Marlee Matlin

The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible – Arthur C Clarke

I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes – cummings

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now – Napoleon Hill

One today is worth two tomorrows, Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind – Robert Louis Stevenson

It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them – George Eliot

Of all human activities, man’s listening to God is the supreme act of his reasoning and will – Pope Paul VI

The ideal life is in our blood and never will be still – Phillips Brooks

Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig – Marcus Aurelius

We can change our lives, We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish – Tony Robbins

Space is an inspirational concept that allows you to dream big – Peter Diamandis

We clarify, amplify and glorify the game with our footage, the narration and that music, and in the end create an inspirational piece of footage – Steve Sabol

I used to make up stuff in my bio all the time, that I used to be a professional ice-skater and stuff like that I found it so inspirational

Why not make myself cooler than I am? Stephen Colbert I want to be motivational and inspirational for everybody: my big aim is more women on bicycles – Marianne Vos

If we get out there trying to be inspirational, then we probably won’t be – Brendan Hunt

Architecture is not an inspirational business, it’s a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things; that’s all – Harry Seidler

The power of pop culture stories should not be underestimated, and there is an enormous potential for inspirational stories that can have a positive, transformative effect on our lives – Anita Sarkeesian

‘Star Wars’ is fun, its exciting, its inspirational, and people respond to that It’s what they want – George Lucas

I think that the reason for my success is that I am really not aspirational I am inspirational in that the people at home feel like they can really relate to me – Rosie O’Donnell

People like the feeling of access that is very raw, unedited, and inspirational – Justin Kan

Lee’s great gifts are teaching and inspirational guidance, not administration and management – Cheryl Crawford

I look forward to making tangible and inspirational contributions to the Houston Technology Center’s initiatives, HTC is an engine behind Houston’s and Texas’ continued growth – Walter O’Brien

God loves to help him who strives to help himself – Aeschylus

Our time here is magic! It’s the only space you have to realize whatever it is that is beautiful, whatever is true, whatever is great, whatever is potential, whatever is rare, whatever is unique, in It’s the only space – Ben Okri

I celebrate myself, and sing myself – Walt Whitman

I love those who yearn for the impossible – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I have amazing friends who have led inspirational lives – Andrew Shue

A concerted effort to preserve our heritage is a vital link to our cultural, educational, aesthetic, inspirational, and economic legacies – all of the things that quite literally make us who we are – Steve Berry

To be an Instagram model, you absolutely cannot just post pictures of yourself in a bikini for the sake of people seeing you in a bikini – even if that is exactly what you are doing No, you need to caption these photos with an inspirational quote so that people will know that you are not just a butt, you’re a gosh dang philosopher – Kat Timpf

Apart from being motivation for themselves, I think big givers should also talk about their philanthropy so that their work and their success stories prove inspirational enough for many others to follow – Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

It was incredible being on tour with Taylor Swift: she was the epitome of a professional, and she works so hard

For someone as successful as her to work that hard every night – truly inspirational – Shawn Mendes

Better to be called something positive and inspirational than something negative – Donnie Yen

She works incredibly hard and is very strong and inspirational like Mom, with a great work ethic – Taylor Kinney

The government will see that human spaceflight is useful – for science and the economy – and inspirational – Helen Sharman

I had hoped when my life was chronicled, it would be an inspirational story – Om Puri

If you look at a building by Mies van der Rohe, it might look very simple, but up close, the sheer quality of construction, materials and thought are inspirational – David Chipperfield

I know that my life story is an inspirational one and one that can, hopefully, help others achieve goals in their own lives – Montel Vontavious Porter

The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder – Richard Bach

Mankind is made great or little by its own will – Friedrich Schiller

I want to make this world perfect – Malala Yousafzai

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself – Joseph Campbell

What were once only hopes for the future have now come to pass; it is almost exactly 13 years since the overwhelming majority of people in Ireland and Northern Ireland voted in favour of the agreement signed on Good Friday 1998, paving the way for Northern Ireland to become the exciting and inspirational place that it is today – Queen Elizabeth II

Your personal life, your professional life, and your creative life are all

I went through a few very difficult years where I felt like a failure But it was actually really important for me to go through that Struggle, for me, is the most inspirational thing in the world at the end of the day – as long as you treat it that way – Skylar Grey

I just love the Seventies style, the way all the players dressed nice, you know, kept their hair looking good, drove sharp cars and they talked real slick – Snoop Dogg

When I am working out, I listen to inspirational speeches – Julian Edelman

‘Get along, go along’ is not an inspirational philosophy, and only God knows how much moral cowardice it has covered up over the years Serve your time, collect your chits, and cash ’em in for your home state? No, I’d say we could ask for more than that from our senators – Molly Ivins

Half a century ago, the amazing courage of Rosa Parks, the visionary leadership of Martin Luther King, and the inspirational actions of the civil rights movement led politicians to write equality into the law and make real the promise of America for all her citizens – David Cameron

If I did it because it was my ‘job,’ and I only did it to make money, I don’t think I’d still be doing it – Max Martin

The most inspirational person in my life has been my mother – Nicole Maines

You can take my life story or scenarios or songs and relate to them and apply them to your everyday life – Chris Brown

You never know when some small thing will lead to a big idea

Travel is very inspirational – but it’s in the ordinary that I find my themes of love and work and family – Adriana Trigiani

Watching my family work so hard has been so inspirational, and I think I really got their work ethic – Chloe Kim

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