Inspiration quotes

  • A grain of devotion is more valuable thank tons of faithlessness.
    -- A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

    #Inspiration #Devotion #Grain

  • One should not be happy or distressed over desirables and undesirables, knowing that such feelings are just created by the mind.
    -- A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

    #Inspiration #Knowing #Feelings

  • For the most part I have been able to meet all my goals, but I always strive for bigger goals in life so everything's not complete just yet. My first aspiration was to be known as a singer and also as an advocate for sickle cell disease. I try to be that inspiration, you know. It's not as bad as people try to make it seem. I mean, it is, but it's not. People don't have to be afraid of it; they don't have to be held down by it. Try to find triumph in the situation.
    -- A. J. Green

    #Inspiration #Mean #Cells

  • Unconditional love is an illogical notion, but such a great and powerful one.
    -- A. J. Jacobs

    #Powerful #Inspiration #Unconditional Love

  • More people die on a per mile basis from drunk walking than from drunk driving.
    -- A. J. Jacobs

    #Motivation #Inspiration #People

  • I can't stress how much my daughter is an inspiration to stay sober. When I come home and she opens those big blue eyes at me, it's the most amazing feeling I could ever feel.
    -- A. J. McLean

    #Daughter #Stress #Inspiration

  • I am a big admirer of Sachin and his personality. He is a source of inspiration for the country and just looking at his photographs gives a lot of positive vibes.
    -- A. R. Rahman

    #Country #Inspiration #Giving

  • Chop your own path. Get off the car track
    -- A. Y. Jackson

    #Inspiration #Car #Track

  • There is a beautiful and life-enhancing alternative outlook that offers insight, consolation, inspiration and meaning, which has nothing to do with religion, and everything to do with the best, most generous, most sympathetic understanding of human reality.
    -- A.C. Grayling

    #Beautiful #Inspiration #Reality

  • Someone once asked me... whether I waited for inspiration. My answer was: "Every day!"
    -- Aaron Copland

    #Inspiration #Answers

  • The last chapter in any successful genocide is the one in which the oppressor can remove their hands and say, 'My God, what are these people doing to themselves? They're killing each other. They're killing themselves while we watch them die.' This is how we came to own these United States. This is the legacy of manifest destiny.
    -- Aaron Huey

    #Motivation #Inspiration #Successful

  • Beware of addictive medicines. Everything in moderation. This applies particularly to the Internet and your sofa. The physical world is ultimately the source of all inspiration. Which is to say, if all else fails: take a bike ride.
    -- Aaron Koblin

    #Inspiration #Medicine #World

  • I interned at Miramax and subsequently at Paramount because I was really curious about the future of entertainment - how were we going to get films online? While the inspiration for Box didn't come from that experience directly, it was very obvious that bigger businesses had a lot of slow processes and cumbersome technology.
    -- Aaron Levie

    #Inspiration #Technology #Entertainment

  • Things worth having don't come easy," Woods said. "You have to fight for it until you're tired of fighting, and then you take a breather and fight some more." He squeezed my shoulder. "Don't give up. You'll regret it.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Giving Up #Regret #Inspiration

  • You have to dream before your dreams can come true.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Dream #Inspiration #Dreams Can Come True

  • Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Motivational #Leadership #Inspiration

  • Better give your path to a dog than be bitten by him in contesting for the right. Even killing the dog would not cure the bite
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Dog #Inspiration #Giving

  • The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Inspiration #Way

  • We are not in a position in which we have nothing to work with. We already have capacities, talents, direction, missions, callings.
    -- Abraham Maslow

    #Inspiration #Calling #Talent

  • The most important innovation in medicine to come in the next 10 years: the power of the human hand.
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Motivation #Inspiration #Hands

  • We're losing a ritual. We're losing a ritual that I believe is transformative, transcendent, and is at the heart of the patient-physician relationship.
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Motivation #Believe #Inspiration

  • You know, sometimes I get moments of inspiration when I'm writing something and then the task seems so daunting that it just kind of scares me away.
    -- Adam Pascal

    #Inspiration #Writing #Scare

  • In fact, the converse is true: At a time when the United States has been called on for a level of moral leadership, vision and inspiration not seen since World War II, we cannot afford to dissemble about crimes against humanity.
    -- Adam Schiff

    #War #Inspiration #Humanity

  • Read for yourselves, read for the sake of your inspiration, for the sweet turmoil in your lovely head. But also read against yourselves, read for questioning and impotence, for despair and erudition... and also read those whose darkness or malice or madness or greatness you can't understand because only in this way will you grow, outlive yourself, and become what you are.
    -- Adam Zagajewski

    #Sweet #Inspiration #Greatness

  • All of the actors that have served to me as inspiration over the years have been those more associated with dramatic work who have, in turn, been able to embody their characters and lose themselves in those characters that they create.
    -- Adhir Kalyan

    #Inspiration #Character #Years

  • As gold purified in a furnace loses its impurities and achieves its own true nature, the mind gets rid of the impurities of the attributes of delusion, attachment and purity through meditation and attains Reality.
    -- Adi Shankara

    #Inspiration #Reality #Attachment

  • The needs of the times will teach you what to do.
    -- Adolph Kolping

    #Faith #Inspiration #Needs

  • The first thing that a person finds in life and the last to which he holds out his hand, and the most precious that he possess, even if he does not realize it, is family life.
    -- Adolph Kolping

    #Faith #Inspiration #Hands

  • Angelina Jolie is my style inspiration.
    -- Adrianne Palicki

    #Inspiration #Style

  • When you get on the boat that's saving you, don't pull up the ladder behind you
    -- Adrienne Clarkson

    #Inspiration #Behind You #Ladders

  • May you find INSPIRATION in the big picture, but may you find LOVE in the details.
    -- Adrienne Maloof

    #Inspiration #Finding Love #Details

  • And if the years vanish in their course, they are still only successions of days that pass right through us as we pass through them in order to seek constantly what You have to show us... to remain constantly in Your embrace, just as the whole of time remains in the embrace of eternity.
    -- Adrienne von Speyr

    #Faith #Inspiration #Order

  • Charity may be a very short word, but with its tremendous meaning of pure love, it sums up man's entire relation to God and to his neighbor.
    -- Aelred of Rievaulx

    #Faith #Inspiration #Men

  • It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Wise #Stupid #Inspiration

  • That which takes us by surprise-moments of happiness-that is inspiration.
    -- Agnes Martin

    #Art #Inspiration #Surprise

  • Inspiration is there all the time. For everyone whose mind is not clouded over with thoughts whether they realize it or not.
    -- Agnes Martin

    #Inspiration #Mind #Realizing

  • If a man has only correct doctrine to offer me, I am sure to slip out at the first intermission to seek the company of someone who has seen for himself how lovely is the face of Him who is the Rose of Sharon and the Lily of the Valley. Such a man can help me, and no one else can.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Motivation #Inspiration #Men

  • Love is both a principle and an emotion; it is something both felt and willed. It is capable of almost infinite degrees. Love in the human heart may begin so modestly as to be hardly perceptible and go on to become a raging torrent that sweeps its possessor before it in total helplessness.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Motivation #Inspiration #Heart

  • Peace is the most valuable commodity. And it's free!
    -- Ajahn Brahm

    #Inspiration #Commodity #Valuable

  • Beauty and inspiration can be found in any natural place of the earth.
    -- Akiane Kramarik

    #Nature #Inspiration #Earth

  • He who does not arrive at the Intuition of these Truths by means of Ecstasy knows only the name of Inspiration.
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Inspiration #Mean #Names

  • In a time where the world is becoming personalized, when the mobile phone, the burger, everything has its own personal identity, how should we perceive ourselves and how should we perceive others?
    -- Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani

    #Motivation #Inspiration #Phones

  • My sin burdened me heavily. But when I measured it against Your Grace, O Lord, Your forgiveness came out greater.
    -- Al-Shafi‘i

    #Inspiration #Grace #Islam

  • If I'm going to do something, I do it spectacularly or I don't do it at all.
    -- Al-Waleed bin Talal


  • It's perhaps easier now than ever before to make a good living; it's perhaps harder than ever before to stay calm, to be free of career anxiety.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Motivation #Inspiration #Careers

  • If you remember nothing else, remember this: Inspiration from outside one's self is like the heat in an oven. It makes passable Bath buns. But inspiration from within is like a volcano: It changes the face of the world.
    -- Alan Bradley

    #Inspiration #Self #Volcanoes

  • If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters.
    -- Alan K. Simpson

    #Honesty #Integrity #Inspiration

  • Many people are being persuaded that they cannot be considered intelligent or well educated if they insist on the doctrine of the verbal inspiration of the Book. Let me say to you that truth has always lived with the minority; what the majority says at a given moment is usually wrong. The crowd one day cried, "Crucify him," and the whole world united to murder the Son of God, because in their ignorance they knew Him not.
    -- Alan Redpath

    #Bible #Book #Inspiration

  • The richer we are, the longer we live. And the longer we live, the more expensive it is to take care of our diseases as we get older.
    -- Alan Russell

    #Motivation #Inspiration #Care

  • There's no question that all the generations got excited about the first flights, with Kennedy's inspiration to go to the moon, leaving the planet for the first time, and fortunately coming back.
    -- Alan Shepard

    #Inspiration #Moon #Leaving

  • If you can't meditate in a boiler room, you can't meditate.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Inspiration #Practice #Meditation

  • We're taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear and sadness, and to me they're of equal value to happiness, excitement and inspiration.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Anger #Inspiration #Sadness

  • I hope that there is a very confused 14 year old girl out there who hears me speak or hears me sing and derives some sort of strength from that I heard that when I was 14 that's exactly what happened.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Girl #Confused #Inspiration

  • The Holy Rosary is the storehouse of countless blessings.
    -- Alanus de Rupe

    #Faith #Inspiration #Blessing

  • An achievement is a bondage. It obliges one to a higher achievement.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Inspiration #Achievement #Bondage

  • I believe in intuitions and inspirations...I sometimes FEEL that I am right. I do not KNOW that I am.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Faith #Believe #Inspiration

  • The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Life #Believe #Inspiration

  • Nothing happens until something moves.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Powerful #Moving #Inspiration

  • I believe in intuition and inspiration. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Real #Believe #Inspiration

  • Not until the creation and maintenance of decent conditions of life for all people are recognized and accepted as a common obligation of all people and all countries - not until then shall we, with a certain degree of justification, be able to speak of humankind as civilized.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Country #Inspiration #People

  • I believe in intuition and times I feel certain I am right while not knowing the reason.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Believe #Inspiration #Knowing

  • Violence sometimes may have cleared away obstructions quickly, but it never has proved itself creative.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Faith #Inspiration #Creative

  • I have made the Bhagwad Gita as the main source of my inspiration and guide for the purpose of scientific investigations and formation of my theories.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Inspiration #Gita #Purpose

  • I have learned, as has many another better writer, to summon inspiration to my call as soon as I begin my day's stint, and not to hang around waiting for it. Inspiration is merely a pretty phrase for the zest to work. And it can be cultivated by anyone who has the patience to try. Inspiration that will not come at its possessor's summons is like a dog that cannot be trained to obey. The sooner both are gotten rid of, the better.
    -- Albert Payson Terhune

    #Dog #Inspiration #Zest

  • Imitation is not inspiration, and inspiration only can give birth to a work of art. The least of man's original emanation is better than the best of borrowed thought.
    -- Albert Pinkham Ryder

    #Art #Inspiration #Men

  • When I sit at my table to write, I never know what it's going to be until I'm under way. I trust in inspiration, which sometimes comes and sometimes doesn't. But I don't sit back waiting for it. I work every day.
    -- Alberto Moravia

    #Inspiration #Writing #Waiting

  • It is by the path of love, which is charity, that God draws near to man, and man to God. But where charity is not found, God cannot dwell. If, then, we possess charity, we possess God, for "God is Charity" (1John 4:8)
    -- Albertus Magnus

    #Love #Faith #Inspiration

  • I spend 60 percent of my time planning, 60 percent with people, and all other duties are completed with whatever time is left
    -- Alden W. Clausen

    #Inspiration #People #Planning

  • To write fiction, one needs a whole series of inspirations about people in an actual environment, and then a whole lot of work on the basis of those inspirations.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Inspiration #Writing #People

  • The poet is born with the capacity of arranging words in such a way that something of the quality of the graces and inspirations he has received can make itself felt to other human beings in the white spaces, so to speak, between the lines of his verse. This is a great and precious gift; but if the poet remains content with his gift, if he persists in worshipping the beauty in art and nature without going on to make himself capable, through selflessness, of apprehending Beauty as it is in the divine Ground, then he is only an idolater.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Art #Inspiration #White

  • Observation capitalizes inspiration.
    -- Alex Faickney Osborn

    #Inspiration #Observation

  • I think that's given inspiration to other musicians. I know, particularly through the 90s, a lot of bands would cite Rush as an influence. I don't think it was so much our music, but more the way we really stuck to our guns.
    -- Alex Lifeson

    #Inspiration #Gun #Thinking

  • Urban retrofitting: creating different sorts of spaces and uses out of places that are already there.
    -- Alex Steffen

    #Motivation #Inspiration #Creating

  • If China and India were as rich as the United States is today, the market for cancer drugs would be eight times larger than it is now.
    -- Alex Tabarrok

    #Motivation #Cancer #Inspiration

  • The first inspiration I ever had was the cosmos, the planetary system.
    -- Alexander Calder

    #Inspiration #Cosmos #Firsts

  • My heart lies in music and acting, however, my inspiration comes from adrenaline rush I get from sports... and life.
    -- Alexander Ludwig

    #Sports #Lying #Inspiration

  • London’s where I was brought up. It’s where my heart is and where I get my inspiration,
    -- Alexander McQueen

    #Inspiration #Heart #London

  • There is never a problem child; there is only a problem parent
    -- Alexander Sutherland Neill

    #Children #Inspiration #Parent

  • All great art, and today all great artlessness, must appear extreme to the mass of men, as we know them today. It springs from the anguish of great souls. From the souls of men not formed, but deformed in factories whose inspiration is pelf.
    -- Alexander Trocchi

    #Art #Spring #Inspiration

  • Even though I am a mathematician, I look at [fetal development] with marvel: How do these instruction sets not make mistakes as they build what is us?
    -- Alexander Tsiaras

    #Motivation #Mistake #Inspiration

  • The magic of the mechanisms inside each genetic structure saying exactly where that nerve cell should go - the complexity of these mathematical models is beyond human comprehension.
    -- Alexander Tsiaras

    #Motivation #Inspiration #Cells

  • All things are aggregations of atoms that dance & by their movement produce sound. When the rhythm of the dance changes, the sound it produces also changes... Each atom perpetually sings its song, and the sound at every moment creates dense subtle forms.
    -- Alexandra David-Neel

    #Song #Inspiration #Sound

  • Outstanding past work in photography, and in fact in all the arts, is very important to today's photographers. But it should be used for inspiration and not for imitation. These works should be something to be built upon, not to be repeated.
    -- Alexey Brodovitch

    #Photography #Art #Inspiration

  • Furthermore, the Latin American nuclear-weapon free zone which is now nearing completion has become in several respects an example which, notwithstanding the different characteristics of each region, is rich in inspiration.
    -- Alfonso Garcia Robles

    #Latin #Inspiration #Example

  • The majority see the obstacles; the few see the objectives; history records the successes of the latter, while oblivion is the reward of the former
    -- Alfred Armand Montapert

    #Inspiration #Majority #Records

  • the shell must break before the bird can fly.
    -- Alfred Lord Tennyson

    #Wise #Motivation #Inspiration

  • As I work day after day, inspirations from different places go into the work. It's combination, but it's also comparative. I'll be reading two books at the same time that are totally different [and] then have two stories mix together.
    -- Ali Banisadr

    #Book #Inspiration #Reading

  • Horses make a landscape look beautiful.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Beautiful #Horse #Inspiration

  • I'm always looking for inspiration.
    -- Alicia Silverstone


  • What's it like to be a baby? It's like being in love in Paris for the first time after you've had three double espressos.
    -- Alison Gopnik

    #Baby #Motivation #Inspiration

  • Fashion is free speech, and one of the privileges, if not always one of the pleasures, of a free world
    -- Alison Lurie

    #Fashion #Inspiration #Privilege

  • This nation's impulse is toward the future, and tradition seems more of a shackle to it than an inspiration.
    -- Allan Bloom

    #Inspiration #Tradition #Shackles

  • Burning one hectare of grassland gives off more, and more damaging, pollutants than 6,000 cars. And we are burning in Africa, every single year, more than one billion hectares.
    -- Allan Savory

    #Motivation #Inspiration #Years

  • I always start from scratch with a character - they're never based on anyone else. You get ideas of what people look like, and I'm a great people watcher. You can draw inspiration from people.
    -- Amanda Burton

    #Inspiration #Character #Ideas

  • Our own evil inclinations are far more dangerous than any external enemies.
    -- Ambrose

    #Faith #Inspiration #Evil

  • Let your door stand open to receive Him, unlock your soul to Him, offer Him a welcome in your mind, and then you will see the riches of simplicity, the treasures of peace, the joy of grace. Throw wide the gate of your heart, stand before the sun of the everlasting light...
    -- Ambrose

    #Faith #Inspiration #Heart

  • Your soul must hold fast to Him, you must follow after Him in your thoughts, you must tread His ways by faith, not in outward show.
    -- Ambrose

    #Faith #Inspiration #Soul

  • The prime objective of all Initiatory music in the Temples of Antiquity was to bring about physical purification and renewal, mental stimulation and alertness, spiritual exhilaration and Illumination.
    -- Ambrose

    #Spiritual #Inspiration #Illumination

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

    #Inspiration #Positive Attitude #Weather

  • Life is a mystery - mystery of beauty, bliss and divinity. Meditation is the art of unfolding that mystery.
    -- Amit Ray

    #Art #Inspiration #Practice