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40 Powerful Inspirational Quotes

Reading inspirational quotes is like breathing in fresh air to nourish one’s soul. It is powerful and life changing. And more often than not, it usually comes to you in the perfect time and place to encourage, uplift or just help you see things in another perspective.

Read, enjoy and be inspired! Be blessed.

"Awareness is something that is very important. And you say that it looks impossible to become what we really are, to be authentic, to be ourselves again. But I will tell you that it is much more difficult to try to be what we are not."--Don Miguel Ruiz

“To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.”-- Emily Dickinson

“Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.”-- John F. Kennedy

“Hope is the destination that we seek. Love is the road that leads to hope. Courage is the motor that drives us. We travel out of darkness into faith.”-- Dean Koontz

"You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices."--Deepak Chopra

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"Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not." - George Bernard Shaw

“Prayer power is real. By putting it into action, we will be able to stay more constantly in higher awareness than ever before. If we can do that, the world will quickly change. “—James Redfield

“To know truth is to be truth.”—Unknown

“The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think and what you do is who you become.” – Heraclitus

“Internal and external are ultimately one. When you no longer perceive the world as hostile, there is no more fear, and when there is no more fear, you think, speak and act differently. Love and compassion arise, and they affect the world.”—Eckhart Tolle

Albert Einstein said this!

Albert Einstein said this!

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”-- Anatole France

“When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.”--W. Clement Stone

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“The courage to change is the measure of a real man/woman for only through change can one be enlightened and only through enlightenment can one enter the gates of heaven.”-- Micheal Teal

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”—Khalil Gibran

“What matters the most should never give way to what matters the least.”-- Unknown

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"I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches."--Alice Roosevelt Longworth

"We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way." -- Viktor Frankl

“Success is not rightly measured by the worldly standards of wealth, prestige and power. None of these bestow happiness unless they are rightly used. To use them rightly one must possess wisdom and love for God and man.”-- Unknown

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.”-- Albert Einstein

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let peace begin within our hearts.

Let peace begin within our hearts.

“You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world's happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.”—Dale Carnegie

“You think of yourselves as humans searching for a spiritual awakening, when in fact you are spiritual beings attempting to cope with a human awakening. Seeing yourselves from the perspective of the spirit within will help you to remember why you came here and what you came here to do.”—Neale Donald Walsch

“All around the world, people believe that there is a great conflict between good and evil. Well, it’s true that there’s a conflict, but it only exists in the human mind.”—Don Miguel Ruiz

“Feel that you have something to give because you do. Assume that the people you are to play with will show up because they will.” - Michael Bernard Beckwith

“I see the potential for a new world being born in front of me and all around me, and I feel the only way to bring that potential into being is to know myself.”—Gary Zukav

"In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you." --Deepak Chopra

"In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you." --Deepak Chopra

“Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up” --The Reverend Jesse Jackson

“If people like you they'll listen to you, but if they trust you they'll do business with you.”—Zig Ziglar

“Everything you do can be done better from a place of relaxation.”—Stephen C. Paul

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion to clarity...Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." - Melody Beattie

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.”—Dennis Waitley

“Just as life is an end in itself, so every living human being is an end in himself, not the means to the ends or the welfare of others - and, therefore, man must live for his own sake, neither sacrificing himself to others nor sacrificing others to himself.”—Ayn Rand

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." Howard Washington Thurman

“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.”-Oprah Winfrey

“The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a millionaire in the first place.” --Jim Rohn

“If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.”—Marie Osmond


“Your willingness to look at your darkness is what empowers you to change.” –Iyanla Vanzant

"You may believe that you are responsible for what you do, but not for what you think. The truth is that you are responsible for what you think, because it is only at this level that you can exercise choice. What you do comes from what you think." -- A Course in Miracles

“I trust that everything happens for a reason, even when we're not wise enough to see it.”-- Oprah Winfrey

"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice." --Meister Eckhart

"Accept your own divinity. Everything is a manifestation of God. When you know that, the power that is LIFE is inside you, you accept your own divinity, and yet you are humble, because you see the same divinity in everyone else." - Don Miguel Ruiz


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Nsananda Victor Mhlanga on August 28, 2019:

Happiness depend on happenings but Joy depends on Jesus ~nVm~

Lora Hollings on October 17, 2018:

Great quotes to incorporate into our daily lives for inspiration and living for a purpose! Thanks for this article.

Shaloo Walia from India on July 21, 2018:

Inspiring and uplifting!!!

Jan Woods from Birmingham on September 09, 2017:

Great effort

sunil on August 25, 2015:

That thought is good nice

Dianna Mendez on August 01, 2015:

Needed these uplifting words of hope today. Sometimes you just need to know others are experiencing the same journey.

Julie K Henderson on April 06, 2015:

This is a fantastic collection of quotes. I especially like the ones from John F. Kennedy, W. Clement Stone, and Alice Roosevelt Longworth. Well done.

manatita44 from london on January 09, 2015:

Your writing is noble and inspirational, Michelle, as is your video. May our dear Father-Mother God, look after your loving heart. Much peace.

Nsananda Victor Mhlanga on February 28, 2013:

Value determines your dignity

Sam on January 03, 2013:

Some nice quotes here. I would like to add a few more:

Move on, it's just a chapter in the past. But don't close the book just turn the page.

~ Cayla Mills.

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.

~ Raymond Lindquist.

Every exit is an entry somewhere.

~ Tom Stoppard.


Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD from Tumkur on November 10, 2012:

good quotes with well designed hub

Shelley Watson on October 22, 2012:

Really a motivational and inspiring collection of quotes. Up, interesting and useful (in lieu of an inspiring button).

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on September 14, 2012:

You have shared with us a collection of quotes that I will be returning to refuel. I am always looking for new ones to add to my collections as well.

I am so glad I found these as they are indeed inspiring.

I am adding this hub to two I have written as a salute to your work. Following are the two links:

Adam Finan from Worldwide on July 25, 2012:

Some nice quotes here I had not heard before thank you for posting this Hub :)

Gelbee on June 01, 2012:

I read, enjoyed and have been inspired...I am blessed....I will be following this's wonderful...Thank you...

walkingwithhim on May 19, 2012:

I'm terribly behind but excellent hub! Very professionally done.

Shee Macusi on May 11, 2012:

W.O.W ! Very Inspiring :)

Abraham peter on April 16, 2012:

Wow wow... It really motivate, thanks

Gregorious on April 10, 2012:

An inspirational quote is a great way to start your day. Thanks for making this wonderful hub.

flora on April 01, 2012:

thanks 4 motivating me

ABBEYsticks on March 06, 2012:

I'm extremely grateful for the quote. Thanks alot.

"Only those who attempt the absurd, acheives the impossible.

BfoBarney from Australia on January 02, 2012:

I now know where to go if I ever seek inspiration :)

free-browsergames on December 20, 2011:

Thanks so much :)

Victor Nsananda Mhlanga on December 07, 2011:

I like it its like ....i cant explain it

htodd from United States on November 26, 2011:

Your series of Quotes is really great..Thanks ripplemaker

Gavin Maher on November 04, 2011:

Where all born with a heart. Depends on how much love and support we get around it in life.

Ndeya on October 02, 2011:

"Men are living, all we are required is to work. The most difficult part has already been done, which is life in us."

Ndeya Mbako

mizzylove on October 01, 2011:

you have really great quotes !!

sonydhiman on September 28, 2011:

You have chosen very good quality quotes. These quotes would really be helpful to those who need some motivation.

wisdom on August 26, 2011:

so nice potrayed i like dis tans 4 dis understding u haved shared is gud

celeBritys4africA from Las Vegas, NV on May 11, 2011:

I like Oprah and I like what she said: everything do happen for a reason.

Sun-Girl from Nigeria on May 06, 2011:

Lovely and strong inspirational quotes you actually shared here,thanks for sharing.

Chelsea Carter-Kern from Florida on April 28, 2011:

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." Howard Washington Thurman

I have this quote in my signature for every email I send :) I love it! Great quotes.

caramellatte on April 03, 2011:

I like inspirational quotes. Cool hub!:) from upstate, NY on February 17, 2011:

A marvelous collection of quotes, I particularity like this one:

"We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way." -- Viktor Frankl

With God's grace we always have the freedom to choose to not be selfish and give in to self-pity and dispair. Its a choice!

chung on December 08, 2010:

Love this quote by George Bernard Shaw

"Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not."

It's really up to use to make our own future.

Keep up the good work.

Rich Mejia Santos from Denver,CO on September 24, 2010:

Wow purdy interesting quotes!! thanks for sharing them with us.

DEUS MUHANDIKI on September 07, 2010:

People are people and they are living as the people.No way out to escape them rather than loving them as Jesus loves us.....with priceless.

Deus Muhandiki on August 25, 2010:

only way to satisfty urself occurs when you live your real life.

Art of legend on July 30, 2010:

i think quotes is best way to motivate anyone. I like last one quotes.I like quotes.

Agnes on July 19, 2010:

I love reading your inspirational quote and everything you write on these pages. Carry on with your good works. I am very sure many people will be inspired because of you. I am very happy that i found this hubpages. i am now a fan of yours!!!

alberich on July 08, 2010:

Hope is the best weapon against fear and despair. Your hub encourages people and give them hope it gives me hope. This world is so ragged and entwined with fear and delusions so every glimpse of hope makes a difference, you are important.

Carry on and be just You!

Bless You

myles davis on June 03, 2010:

''yesterday is history.tomorrow is a is a gift.that's why we call it the present."-B.Olatunji

Michelle Simtoco (author) from Cebu, Philippines on April 11, 2010:

Thanks katyzzz :) Nice to see you!

katyzzz from Sydney, Australia on April 09, 2010:

So true, ripplemaker and you sure do know how to keep them coming in.

Michelle Simtoco (author) from Cebu, Philippines on March 15, 2010:

Isichi: Your joy is felt all across time and space..I receive the love you send my way as I return it you as well. Peace and blessings :)

Isichi on March 15, 2010:

I loved the quotes totally all i can say is "Mzuri Sana" With Love from Nairobi.

Michelle Simtoco (author) from Cebu, Philippines on February 13, 2010:

Thanks everyone for the comments. :)

Mystique1957 from Caracas-Venezuela on February 12, 2010:

Wow, Michelle...

This has been not only inspiring, it`s been relaxing! I noticed you put thoughts of Dr. Miguel Ruiz. I really like his approach of life. These types of hubs generate good vibes and joy around whoever reads them!

Thank you for sharing them!

Two thumbs up!

warm regards and blessings,


treasuresyw from Savannah, GA on January 06, 2010:

"Love is precious. Treasure it and those who give. Lavish even more on those who don't." -Shalonda "Treasure" Williams

Thanks for sharing your quotes. Peace

hotspur from England on January 05, 2010:

Love the quotes they are like spiritual fuel when the gauge is looking low. Thank-you!

snookiecollins from SmallTown, USA on October 10, 2009:

I love inspirational Quotes to use as my Status msg on My blogs and My myspace page. Thanks for such a great hub!

Clara Ghomes on September 03, 2009:


your inspirational quotes are awesome. your creativity is unique. good keep it up

Michelle Simtoco (author) from Cebu, Philippines on September 03, 2009:

Hi Scott, I love how you said that..."to see the good and give it power!" Beautiful words, full of wisdom! Thanks for reading this collection of quotes. :)

Scott.Life on September 02, 2009:

I do all I can to see the good and give it power in my life. there is no obsatacle for me but those i create. Thanks for your collection of lifted me up

Michelle Simtoco (author) from Cebu, Philippines on August 05, 2009:

Hi Catherine, thanks for dropping by a comment. Blessings be upon you. :-)

catherine on August 05, 2009:

this is what every person should put their hands on. Thanks for making this world worth to be living in.

Michelle Simtoco (author) from Cebu, Philippines on June 25, 2009:

Hello dayzeebee, glad you bookmarked this one. Thank you so much! I believe this is a collection of powerful quotes that can affect our lives in many ways. Blessings to you too my dear friend. :-)

dayzeebee from Cebu, Philippines on June 24, 2009:

Bookmarking this hub for my daily dose of ipower inspiration. Thanks Ripplemaker for supporting us with powerful hubs:) Bless you.

spirituality from The Netherlands on June 21, 2009:

Inspiring :)

Michelle Simtoco (author) from Cebu, Philippines on June 20, 2009:

Hi Beth, that is music to my ears. Thank you for inspiring me..:-)

Beth100 from Canada on June 20, 2009:

I find myself coming back here at least once a week...thanks Michelle!

Michelle Simtoco (author) from Cebu, Philippines on May 15, 2009:

Hi Univited Writer! 9 out of 100 is an amazing thing. I only went for the 30. And I'm...surviving. hahahaha Glad this is helping you with your hubchallenge. Thanks for the visit. Much love and light to you Susan! :-)

Susan Keeping from Kitchener, Ontario on May 14, 2009:

Wonderful choices. I know I've only written 9 of 100 so far but I'm needing inspiration...this hub helps :)

Michelle Simtoco (author) from Cebu, Philippines on May 13, 2009:

Hi Beth, I like that...LIVE with it! :-) I am sure it will make life more beautiful. Thanks for being here and sharing your heart.

Beth100 from Canada on May 13, 2009:

Truly inspirational quotes that one should read and reread. Better yet, live and be as suggested!

Michelle Simtoco (author) from Cebu, Philippines on May 12, 2009:

Thanks Hawkesdream. Have a hopeful and inspiring day! :-)

Hi Amy, so good to see you. :-) You just gave me light back. Many thanks and lots of hugs...

Hi Artisan Walker, me too. I love that quote very much. :-)

Hi Cathy, you do? I may have to browse through your hubs and if you've published some add it in my Largest Collection of Inspirational Quotes on Hubpages.

Hopefully, the internet connection will restore to its efficient speed so I could read more hubs. Thanks for dropping by.

Cathy I from New York on May 12, 2009:

Another excellent hub. Thank you.

I love inspirational quotes and I keep my own lists

Artisan Walker from Springfield, Oregon on May 12, 2009:

"Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up." ... I really like that.

amy jane from Connecticut on May 12, 2009:

Beautiful hub as always! Thanks for the light this morning. :)

Al Hawkes from Cornwall on May 12, 2009:

These quotes are full if hope and inspiration, good luck with the challenge.

Michelle Simtoco (author) from Cebu, Philippines on May 11, 2009:

Hi ocbill, your own personal counselor hahahah I love that! Yes, that is one way of looking at it! :-)

Hi charanjeet kaur, it could be simple if choose it to be. (Wink) thanks for wishing me all the best for the hubchallenge and also for bookmarking this one. :-) Have a powerfully inspired week ahead! :-)

charanjeet kaur from Delhi on May 11, 2009:

Great quotes to abide by, only if life could be simple. All the best for your hub challenge, and certainly a hub worth bookmarking.

ocbill from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice on May 11, 2009:

Good quotes, almost like a personal counselor for your dilemma. Thanks

Michelle Simtoco (author) from Cebu, Philippines on May 11, 2009:

Hi raguett, that is sweet of you to pass this along to others. I appreciate that a lot.. truly. Thanks so much.

Hi Cris, thanks for bookmarking this one. This collection made me empowered to do the Hubchallenge-- 30 hubs in 30 days! After this comment, I'm off to bed and allow my mind to rest awhile. LOL Glad to see you here. :D

Cris A from Manila, Philippines on May 11, 2009:

Words to live by. Bookmarked! Thanks for sharing, I am empowered - sort of! LOL :D

Meagan Elaine on May 11, 2009:

great hub, very inspiratinal...I will com back again and again when I need some inspiration..thanks..I'll pass it along as well.

Michelle Simtoco (author) from Cebu, Philippines on May 11, 2009:

Hi soumenpaul, glad you found them beautiful. :-)

Hi VioletSun/Marie, how come I am not surprised to know that you would love that quote.  LOL  I love that too!  So much difference with a different perspective...and it makes me very hopeful that we can indeed make a better world.  It is always a joy to see you here.  :-)

HI shamelabboush, these men and women are truly amazing aren't they?  Out of their mouths came wisdom from the heavens.  :-) Glad to see you again.

Michelle Simtoco (author) from Cebu, Philippines on May 11, 2009:

Hi K@ri, feeling good is the best feeling of all! Glad to have you drop by! :-)

Hi Tatjana, your presence is always welcome so do come back for 2nd, 3rd or even 4th helpings. :-) Thanks for sharing your love and light!

Hi Cobraski, glad you agree! Peace!

shamelabboush on May 11, 2009:

These are amazing lines, Ate, seeds of hope, very inspirational. My favorites are: Heraclitus and Gibran... Very deep meanings.

VioletSun from Oregon/ Name: Marie on May 11, 2009:

Michelle: I can always come back to this hub when I need a random message. My favorite is this one:

"Internal and external are ultimately one. When you no longer perceive the world as hostile, there is no more fear, and when there is no more fear, you think, speak and act differently. Love and compassion arise, and they affect the world.”—Eckhart Tolle 

Thanks for sharing this quotes!


soumenpaul from San Jose on May 11, 2009:

Nice quotes... and some of are really beautiful

cobraski from Maryland on May 10, 2009:

You've chosen some good quotes. Thanks for sharing.

Tatjana-Mihaela from Zadar, CROATIA on May 10, 2009:

Thank you , Michelle, I will be back to this quotes again for sure!

Love and Light

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on May 10, 2009:

Thanks for the wonderful words of wisdom! I felt good before reading them and I feel even better now. :)

Michelle Simtoco (author) from Cebu, Philippines on May 10, 2009:

Hahaha you are such a dear Lissie! Many thanks for traveling to my hub! :-)

Elisabeth Sowerbutts from New Zealand on May 10, 2009:

Nice hub ripplemaker! Its better to travel than arrive is one of mine - forget who and I've probably misquoted it!

Michelle Simtoco (author) from Cebu, Philippines on May 10, 2009:

Hi Triplet Mom, glad to know you find this worth saving. May they inspire you time and time again. Thanks for wishing me all the luck. :-)

Hi Anamika, yes may we be inspired to finish our goals for the next month. Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment! :-)

Michelle Simtoco (author) from Cebu, Philippines on May 10, 2009:

Hi Roobee, trying to be ambitious here Hahaha! I think I would need all these food for the soul during the HubChallenge and oh yes, life in general! Thanks for cheering me on! :-)

Michelle Simtoco (author) from Cebu, Philippines on May 10, 2009:

Hi Sis Dottie, thank you so much for the support. I believe I am going to go crazy for the coming month LOL But with friends around, I know I will make it through. I just hope GLOBE our internet provider will stop making system restorations. :-) Thanks Angel Dottie for doing the countdown with me. Hurrah for my first hub! Hahaha

Anamika S Jain from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on May 10, 2009:

Wow! Those Quotes are really inspiring. All the best for the HubChallenge. I look forward to see you achieve your goal of 30 Hubs in thirty days.

Triplet Mom from West Coast on May 10, 2009:

Wonderful quotes. They are worth saving and reading over and over again. Thank you for this hub and good luck in the challenge!!

Arby Bourne from USA on May 10, 2009:

Thank you for this! Food for the soul - I will bookmark this for sure.

Good luck on the challenge, you ambitious Hubber!! :)

Dottie1 from MA, USA on May 10, 2009:

"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." - Anais Nin

Good Luck with the challenge Michelle and thank you for being my friend! :) 1 down, 29 to go! You can do it, sis :)

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