Quotes I Find Inspiring

“Nearly all men can withstand adversity; If you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”

-Abraham Lincoln

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

-Benjamin Franklin

“The ultimate measure of man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

-Martin Luther King Jr.

“Without a struggle, there can be no progress.”

– Frederick Douglas

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

-Eleanor Roosevelt

“A mature person is one who is does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life, knowing that in this world no one is all-knowing and therefore all of us need both love and charity.”

-Eleanor Roosevelt

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

“The best use of life is time spent on something that will outlast it.”

– William James

“For everything you have missed, you have gained something else.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”

–Henry David Thoreau

“I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.”

– Sir Winston Churchill

“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”

– Sir Winston Churchill

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.”

– Albert Einstein

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”

– Albert Einstein

“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.”

– James Dean

“Just when you think everything is finished, that is the beginning.”

– Louis L’amour

“One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. “Which road do I take?” she asked. “Where do you want to go?” was his response. “I don’t know,” Alice answered. “Then,” said the cat, “it doesn’t matter.””

-Lewis Carroll

“This I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual.”

-John Steinbeck

“The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.”

-David Russell

“When choosing between two evils, always choose the one you haven’t tried yet.”

-Mae West

“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.”

-Ellen Parr

“It means a great deal to those who are oppressed to know that they are not alone. And never let anyone tell you that what you are doing is insignificant.”

– Bishop Desmond Tutu

“Every man ought to be inquisitive through every hour of his great adventure down to the day when he shall no longer cast a shadow in the sun. For if he dies without a question in his heart, what excuse is there for his continuance?”

– Frank Moore Colby

“Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.”

– Horace

“Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”

– Joshua J. Marine

“Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.”

– Eugene Ionesco

“Four things come not back — the spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, and the neglected opportunity.”

-Arabian proverb

“Things don’t change, people do.”

– anonymous

“Be alive. You’ve got plenty of time to be dead.”

– anonymous


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