20 Quotes to Inspire You

Because this has been one very long winter, I thought perhaps we could all use a shot of inspiration as we spring into March. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m excited to be leaving February behind us.

1.You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. ~ C. S. Lewis
2. A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.~
Ayn Rand
3. Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.~ Norman Vincent Peale
4. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.~ Samuel Beckett
5. Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.~ Og Mandino
6. It does not matter how slowly you go along as long as you do not stop.~ Confucius
7. Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. ~ Oscar Wilde
8. You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.~ Christopher Columbus
9. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. ~ Henry David Thoreau
10. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.~ Maya Angelou
11. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. ~ Mark Twain
12. The mind is everything. What you think you become.~ Buddha
13. You become what you believe. ~ Oprah Winfrey
14. If you can dream it, you can achieve it. ~ Zig Ziglar
15. I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true – hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it.~ Ray Bradbury
16. Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.~ St. Francis of Assisi
17. Doubt who you will but never yourself.~ Christian Nestell Bovee
18. Every artist was first an amateur.~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
19. We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble
problems.~ John Gardner
20. Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.~ Leon J. Suenes

I love the wisdom and inspiration in all these quotes. I hope you read something here that will inspire you to greater heights.

Speaking of inspiration, author Syr Ruus has graciously agreed to be a guest on my blog next time. I hope you’ll drop in to read her inspiring post : PUBLISH BEFORE YOU PERISH or The Little Red Hen.

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  1. Those are great quotes, Laura. Very inspiring! I love quotes, too. Thanks for sharing these. Hope you’re surviving never ending winter down in NS! Come on, Spring!

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    • Thanks, Cathy! I love quotes. I’m so happy that March is here I’ll probably go outside and do a happy dance! I’m more than ready for spring! 😀


  2. I love quotes, and I’ve heard many of these before. Another I like is: Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes, in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself.

    Thanks for the quotes.

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  3. Great quotes to pin on my wall for every day. 🙂


  4. Great timing…..

    I plan to do quotes with my classes & I think your blog may once again be featured. One of my Gr 12 is reading Bitter Sweet for her personal novel.I thought it was a good choice for her first novel for this semester. I’m looking forward to her ‘reading response’ journal that she kept during reading.

    Thanks for sharing;



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    • Aww! That’s SO nice to hear, Barbara. I love hearing that young adults read my novels! I can’t begin to express how much I appreciate your support. 🙂


  5. Thanks for the encouragement, Laura. Oscar Wilde’s quote I had on my blog on Valentine’s Day, and I like the one by Samuel Beckett and … several of the others.

    I am excited to read what Syr Ruus has to share and look forward to her inspiring post.

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    • You’re most welcome. With the winter we’ve come through I think most of us need a little encouragement.

      I’m excited to have Syr on my blog as well.She’s such a wise lady!


  6. Thanks!! I love all of these especially #19. I plan to share some of them. Here is one more for you: “Fear is conquerable. Doubt is defeatable. Self worth is buildable.”
    – Terri McPherson


  7. I’ve always loved the Thoreau one – “Live the life you’ve imagined.” See you soon!


  8. Hugh

     /  March 1, 2015

    Great quotes to inspire everyone, including a procrastinator. 🙂


    • I’m no stranger to procrastination, Hugh. I should probably write a post about that one day. 😉
      Thanks for dropping by!


  9. “What you think, you become.” Love that one the best. They’re all inspiring. Thanks, Laura.

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