Sometimes we all need a little inspiration.  When I find words that inspire me, I do my best to capture it, so I can share it with others and potentially inspire them as well. 

The following list are a few of my favorite quotes. Hopefully you will be inspired by them as well. 

Maybe you have a quote that inspires you? If you do, please feel free to post and share it in the comments section below – who knows, maybe someone else will read it and feel inspired as well. Pass it on! 


“CHARACTER – we must adjust to an ever changing road…while holding onto our unchanging principles” ~Anonymous

“If we don’t try, we don’t do. And if we don’t do, then why are we here on this earth?” ~Jimmy Stewart, Shenandoah (1965)

“Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing” ~ Thomas Kempis

“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have” ~ Abraham Lincoln

“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out” ~John Wooden

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony” ~Mahatma Gandi

“In the final analysis, it doesn’t really matter what we do when we get knocked down, what truly matters in life is what you do with your time when you get back up.” ~ Sidney Portier (June 22, 2008 – SHRM Conference Chicago)

“If ya done it, it ain’t braggin” ~ Will Rogers

“You can burry yourself in comfort, but only daily challenge leads to personal transformation.” ~ Master Schaeffer

“When the big man upstairs takes something from your grasp, He’s not punishing you, but merely opening up your hands to receive something better.”

“Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” ~ Winston Churchill

 “Your Optimism is an Important Gift: The most important gift you can bring to the world is your optimism. Everyone will benefit from your positive attitude; your family, your friends, your co-workers, and your community” ~ Lucy MacDonald

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.”  ~The Tao.

“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a not and hang on.” ~ Franklin Roosevelt

“It is the choices that we make that determine who we are….don’t let your choices pass you by…and definitely don’t let them speed past!

“It is not the triumph, but the struggle.” ~ Summer Olympics 2008

“It’s about what’s inside you, not about the situation on the outside.”

“More opportunities are lost to indecision than to bad decisions.”

“When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good still comes from it.”

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