Inspirational Quotes for a Demotivational World: Part One

We don’t always live in a shiny happy world. People can disappoint us, hurt us, abuse us. We can disappoint ourselves, hurt ourselves, abuse ourselves. There are days when all of us feel life is just working against us in every possible way – that some force is doing everything it can to make things as hard for us as possible. From a lot of minor issues piling up on your shoulders to big issues we can’t seem to get out from underneath, life can be hard to understand. I’ve been having a lot of those days lately. When things really get me down, I turn to the words of others for comfort. Inspiration quotes have a way of picking us up and helping us pull it together. I’ve decided to share my favorite inspirational quotes with you. Maybe they’ll brighten your day. Share these quotes with your friends and family or just bookmark the page for a little pick me up when you need it. I’ll have twenty more of my favorite quotes for you every week so make sure you come back.

01: “We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us.” – Jean-Paul Sartre

02: “We make our fortunes and we call them fate.” – Earl of Beaconsfield

03: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle

04: “We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.” – Winston Churchill

05: “We are either progressing or retrograding all the while. There is no such thing as remaining stationary in this life.” – James Freeman Clarke

06: “The soul of conversation is sympathy.” – Thomas Campbell

07: “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust

08: “The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. Clarke

09: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

10: “The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost

11: “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

12: “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

13: “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

14: “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

15: “If you want to succeed in the world, you must make your own opportunities as you go on. The man who waits for some seventh wave to toss him on dry land will find that the seventh wave is a long time coming. You can commit no greater folly than to sit by the roadside until someone comes along and invites you to ride with him to wealth or influence.” – John B. Gough

16: “First say to yourself what you would be and then do what you have to do.” – Epictetus

17: “Every man is a volume if you know how to read him.” – William Ellery Channing

18: “Every great dream begins with a dreamer.” – Harriet Tubman

19: “Collect as precious pearls the words of the wise and virtuous.” – Abd-el-Kadar

20: “A good word is an easy obligation but not to speak ill requires only our silence which costs us nothing.” – John Tillotson