February A to Z: Be Inspired (Inspirational Quotes)

If you were following Find Keep Love‘s Twitter feed (@FindKeepLove) or Facebook page throughout February, we went through an A to Z of Inspirational Quotes, called Be Inspired. We can all do with an extra bit of motivation each day: to give us the courage and strength to overcome the challenges and fears we face in life. This collection of inspirational quotes should help put things in context and makes things a little brighter.

  • All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney
  • Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. – Les Brown
  • Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections. – Anonymous
  • Be the change you wish to see in the world. – Ghandi
  • But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads. – Albert Camus
  • Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. – Joshua J. Marine
  • Courage is not the absence of fear; it is the conquest of it. – William Danforth
  • Do not be like the cat who wanted a fish but was afraid to get his paws wet. – Shakespeare
  • Don’t treat the symptom, instead find the cause. – Anonymous
  • Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Don’t worry about being worried. You’re heading out on an adventure and you can always change your mind along the way and try something else. – Tracy Kidder
  • 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
  • Forget all the reasons it won’t work and believe the one reason that it will. – Unknown
  • Go where you are celebrated – not tolerated. If they can’t see the real value of you, it’s time for a new start. – Anonymous
  • Happiness and self-confidence come naturally when you feel yourself moving and progressing toward becoming the very best person you can possibly be. – Brian Tracy
  • If everything you try works, you aren’t trying hard enough. – Gordon Moore
  • It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else. – Erma Bombeck
  • I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance. – Anonymous
  • It’s hard to wait around for something you know might never happen; but it’s harder to give up when you know it’s everything you want. – Anonymous
  • In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. – Bill Cosby
  • Just remember there is someone out there that is more than happy with less than what you have. – Anonymous
  • Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. – Mark Twain
  • Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. – Mother Teresa
  • Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish them. – Anonymous
  • Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop. – Anonymous
  • Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will. – Jawaharal Nehru
  • Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future. – Robert H. Schuller
  • Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. – Helen Keller
  • Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome. – Samuel Johnson
  • Nothing is miserable unless you think it is so. – Boethius
  • Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake. – Henry David Thoreau
  • Of all the forces that make for a better world, none is so indispensable, none so powerful, as hope. Without hope men are only half alive. With hope they dream and think and work. – Charles Sawyer
  • People need loving the most when they deserve it the least. – John Harrigan
  • Please don’t ask me what the score is – I’m not even sure what game we’re playing. – Ashleigh Brilliant
  • Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing. – Euripides
  • Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance. – Confucius
  • Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time. – Sir John Lubbock
  • Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. – Muhammad Ali
  • Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming. – John R. Wooden
  • There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were, and ask why not? – Robert Kennedy
  • The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. – Steve Jobs
  • The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered there is opportunity for growth. – Anonymous
  • The biggest failure you can have in life is making the mistake of never trying at all. – Anonymous
  • There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying things which are beyond the power of our will. – Epictetus
  • Try not to become a man of success but a man of value. – Albert Einstein
  • The grand essentials of life are something to do, something to love, something to hope for. – Thomas Chalmers
  • The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts. – Marcus Antoninus
  • To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless. – Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort. – Jesse Owens
  • We learn something from everyone who passes through our lives. Some lessons are painful, some are painless… but, all are priceless. – Anonymous
  • When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. – Helen Keller
  • You are educated when you have the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or self-confidence. – Robert Frost
  • You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses. – Ziggy
  • You cannot create experience. You must undergo it. – Albert Camus
  • You can’t bring back the past, and you’re not promised the future, so enjoy life now. – Kimo Paki

What are your favourite inspirational quotes?

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