Famous Inspirational Quotes

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When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best -- that is inspiration.
-- Robert Bresson


We must be steady enough in ourselves, to be open and to let the winds of life blow through us, to be our breath, our inspiration; to breathe with them, mobile and soft in the limberness of our bodies, in our agility, our ability, as it were, to dance, and yet to stand upright.
-- T.S. Eliot quotes


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 Buck


If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again. Then quit. There's no use in being a damn fool about it.
-- W.C. Fields


I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
-- Henry David Thoreau quotes


The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life.
-- Albert Einstein quotes


I need no inspiration other then Nature's. She has never failed me yet. She mystifies me, bewilders me, sends me into ecstasies. Besides God's handiwork, does not man's fade into insignificance?
-- Mohandas Gandhi


If you haven't the strength to impose your own terms upon life, you must accept the terms it offers you.
-- T.S. Eliot quotes


Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.
-- Ella Fitzgerald


You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
-- Jack London


It is never too late to be what you might have been.
-- George Eliot