Best inspirational quotes

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."

Maya AngelouQuote has 28 points. Vote or

"I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death."

Robert FulghumQuote has 27 points. Vote or

"The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger but recognize the opportunity."

John F. KennedyQuote has 27 points. Vote or

"Seven Deadly Sins: Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience. Science without humanity. Knowledge without character. Politics without principle. Commerce without morality. Worship without sacrifice."

Mahatma GandhiQuote has 25 points. Vote or

"The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which must also make you lonely."

Lorraine HansberryQuote has 25 points. Vote or

"Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible."

Frank ZappaQuote has 25 points. Vote or

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."

Anaïs NinQuote has 25 points. Vote or

"It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing. It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive. It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life's betrayals or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain! I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it or fade it, or fix it. I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own, if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, to be realistic, to remember the limitations of being human. It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself; if you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul; if you can be faithlessand therefore trustworthy. I want to know if you can see beauty even when it's not pretty, every day,and if you can source your own life from its presence. I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand on the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, '€œYes!' €It doesn't interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up, after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and do what needs to be done to feed the children. It doesn't interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me and not shrink back. It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you, from the inside, when all else falls away. I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments."

Oriah Mountain DreamerQuote has 24 points. Vote or

"I'€™ve known people that the world has thrown everything at to discourage them... to break their spirit. And yet something about them retains a dignity. They face life and don'€™t ask quarters."

Horton FooteQuote has 23 points. Vote or

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."

Ralph Waldo EmersonQuote has 22 points. Vote or

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