Famous Inspiration Quotes

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Leadership is based on inspiration, not domination; on cooperation, not intimidation.

William Arthur Wood

Love and respect woman. Look to her not only for comfort, but for strength and inspiration and the doubling of your intellectual and moral powers. Blot out from your mind any idea of superiority you have none.

Giuseppe Mazzini

More or less, what causes desperation/depression/hopelessness is nothing but lack of motivation/inspiration i.e. anyone who is not always inspired/motivated is likely to be despaired/desperate/hopeless in life. But on the other hand, anyone who is often inspired/motivated will hardly feel depressed/despaired/hopeless in life. Therefore, do source/search/go for inspirations/motivations as often as you can.

Emeasoba George

Motivation is an external, temporary high that PUSHES you forward. Inspiration is a sustainable internal glow which PULLS you forward.

Thomas Leonard

Ordinary people aren't going to give up emotions and inspiration just because science sniffs at subjectivity. Science shouldn't be so edgy and defensive. Vandals aren't going to smash their way into laboratories and throw Bibles at the equipment.

Deepak Chopra

Perpetual inspiration is as necessary to the life of goodness, holiness and happiness as perpetual respiration is necessary to animal life.

Andrew Bonar Law

Quotes are nothing but inspiration for the uninspired.

Richard Kemph

Risk is essential. There is not growth of inspiration in staying within what is safe and comfortable. Once you find out what you do best, why not try something else

Alex Noble

Since I've been in the education business - often the only way to relate to teachers, parents & children - are with words of wisdom. If I could know all the wise books by heart - I would stand a chance at being a better Headmaster. Also for when it comes to my family & friends - that knowledge would always be there to give inspiration & encouragement & tell me who can't use that with their relatives!

Paul. F. Meekin

Talent is like a faucet while it is open, you have to write. Inspiration - a hoax fabricated by poets for their self-importance.

Jean Anouilh

Talent is like a faucet; while it is open, you have to write. Inspiration? - a hoax fabricated by poets for their self-importance.

Jean Anouilh

The drama's altar isn't on the stage: it is candle-sticked and flowered in the box office. There is the gold, though there be no frankincense or myrrh; and the gospel for the day always The Play will Run for a Year. The Dove of Inspiration, of the desire for inspiration, has flown away from it; and on it's roof, now, the commonplace crow caws candidly.

Seán O'Casey

The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The glory of friendship is not the outstreched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The glow of inspiration warms us it is a holy rapture.

Publius Ovidius NasoOvid

The Past Our cradle, not our prison there is danger as well as appeal in its glamor. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repitition.

Israel Zangwill

The Past: Our cradle, not our prison; there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repetition.

Israel Zangwill

The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

The primary goal of the words of a motivation or an inspiration in life is the very first action to generate an awakening of the heart to last as the encouragement of the mind to find the peace of the soul sustainably on a whole."~Anuj Somany

Anuj Somany

There can be no forced inspiration.

Dejan Stojanovic

There is the falsely mystical view of art that assumes a kind of supernatural inspiration, a possession by universal forces unrelated to questions of power and privilege or the artist's relation to bread and blood. In this view, the channel of art can only become clogged and misdirected by the artist's concern with merely temporary and local disturbances. The song is higher than the struggle.

Adrienne Rich

They who lack talent expect things to happen without effort. They ascribe failure to a lack of inspiration or ability, or to misfortune, rather than to insufficient application. At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus talent is a species of vigor.

Eric Hoffer

Truth adds strength to our mind,courage to our heart,happiness to our soul and empowerment, motivation and inspiration to feel the best in our enriching life."~Anuj Somany

Anuj Somany

We are taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear and sadness, and to me they are of equal value as happiness excitement and inspiration.

Alanis Morissette

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