Inspirational Quotes

As parents and teachers start to analyze what words work with students.  Here is a list of inspirational quotes to get you thinking.  Try to apply the specific quotes to something happening in your life.  Make it personal.

Inspirational quotes

Do one thing every day that scares you.

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt
Kurt Vonnegut

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
― Kurt VonnegutMother Night
Paulo Coelho

“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”
― Paulo CoelhoThe Alchemist
Langston Hughes

“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
― Langston Hughes
Trisha Yearwood

“What’s meant to be will always find a way”
― Trisha Yearwood
Walt Disney Company

“The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.”
― Walt Disney CompanyMulan
Neil Gaiman

“Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.”
― Neil GaimanThe Sandman, Vol. 6: Fables and Reflections
Maya Angelou

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
― Maya Angelou
Saul Bellow

“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.”
― Saul Bellow
Chad Sugg

“If you’re reading this…
Congratulations, you’re alive.
If that’s not something to smile about,
then I don’t know what is.”
― Chad SuggMonsters Under Your Head
Socrates

“The unexamined life is not worth living.”
― Socrates
Maya Angelou

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”
― Maya Angelou
Lou Holtz

“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.”
― Lou Holtz
Lance Armstrong

“Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.”
― Lance ArmstrongEvery Second Counts
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Edgar Allan Poe

“I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.”
― Edgar Allan Poe
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“The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.”
― Kalu Ndukwe Kalu
Vincent van Gogh

“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”
― Vincent van Gogh
“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
Thomas Jefferson

“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”
― Thomas Jefferson
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
― Antoine de Saint-ExupéryThe Little Prince
Elizabeth Gilbert

“You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.”
― Elizabeth GilbertEat, Pray, Love
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