Inspirational Words: 140 Words Of Inspiration To Lift Your Spirits


Having a bad day or facing some kind of life challenges. All you need is some good words that will sooth your soul and lift your spirit up again. Life is a struggle, there is no doubt about that, but you must not allow your spirit to remain down else it might degenerate to something worse, we have decided to help the situation by coming up with this list of inspirational words to lift your spirit.

Inspiring Words

1. “Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” —Anne Sweeney

2. “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” —John Wooden “If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.” —Ray Kroc

3.  “We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change.” —Sheryl Sandberg

4.  “Real riches are the riches possessed inside.” —B.C. Forbes

5. “A company is only as good as the people it keeps.”

6. “Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” —Sara Blakely

7.  “I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist.” —Virginia Rometty

8.  “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” —Walt Disney

9.  “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” —Stephen Covey

10. “There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.” —Ella Wheeler Wilcox

11.  “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” —Vidal Sassoon

12.  “Your time is precious, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” —Steve Jobs

13. “I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.” —Oprah Winfrey

14.  “Please think about your legacy, because you’re writing it every day.” —Gary Vaynerchuk

15.  “Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” —Coco Chanel

16.  “There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas; what’s missing is the will to execute them.” —Seth Godin

17. The art of life is to sustain the feeling of the wish fulfilled and let things come to you, not to go after them or think they flee away. ~ Neville

18. Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.~ Saint Augustine.

19. A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. ~ Hugh Downs.

20. There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

21. It is a most healthy and productive exercise to daily relive the day as you wish you had lived it, revising the scenes to make them conform to your ideals. ~ Neville

22. Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake. ~ Marie Beyon Ray

23. Don’t wait for something big to occur. Start where you are, with what you have, and that will always lead you into something greater. ~ Mary Manin Morrissey

24. Have the courage to say no.  Have the courage to face the truth.  Do the right thing because it is right.  These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity. ~ W. Clement Stone

25. Master your choices, or become the slave of their consequences. ~ Michael Rawls

26. The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances. ~ Martha Washington

27. An ounce of practice is worth more than a ton of preaching. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

28. The only journey is the one within. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

29. Every man who accomplishes things sees first in his mind what he wishes to do. He puts away all doubt. It makes no difference how small or how large the thing you want to do may be; if you have an unlimited confidence in your ability to do it, you will do it. ~ Charles Fillmore

30. Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. ~ Vincent Van Gogh

31. Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It’s a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment. ~ Eric Butterworth

32. A belief is only a thought you continue to think. A belief is nothing more than a chronic pattern of thought, and you have the ability – if you try even a little bit – to begin a new pattern, to tell a new story, to achieve a different vibration, to change your point of attraction. ~ Abraham-Hicks

33. The degree of responsibility you take for your life determines how much change you can create in it. ~ Celestine Chua

34. It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

35. Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it.

36. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

37. The really great man is the man who makes every man feel great. ~ G. K. Chesterton

38. Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. ~ Howard Thurman

39. Flowers do not force their way with great strife. Flowers open to perfection slowly in the sun. Don’t be in a hurry about spiritual matters. Go step by step, and be very sure. ~ White Eagle

40. I am still learning…how to take joy in all the people I am, how to use all my selves in the service of what I believe, how to accept when I fail and rejoice when I succeed. ~ Audre Lorde

41. If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path. ~ Joseph Campbell

42. If someone listens, or stretches out a hand, or whispers a word of encouragement, or attempts to understand a lonely person, extraordinary things begin to happen. ~ Loretta Girzartis

43. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait, the grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to excite your ideas. ~ Henry Tor

44. Bless a thing and it will bless you. Curse it and it will curse you. If you bless a situation, it has no power to hurt you: and even if it is troublesome for a time, it will gradually fade out, if you sincerely bless it. ~ Emmet Fox

45. Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. ~ Buddha

46. If you think well of others, you will also speak well of others and to others. From the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. If your heart is full of love, you will speak of love. ~ Mother Teresa

47. As fast as each opportunity presents itself, use it! No matter how tiny an opportunity it may be, use it! ~ Robert Collier

48.  “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” ~William James

49. “Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.” ~Jim Rohn

50. “I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.” ~Robert H. Schuller

51. “If it is bread that you seek, you will have bread. If it is the soul you seek, you will find the soul. If you understand this secret, you know you are that which you seek.” ~Rumi

52. The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment, it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone. ~ Orison Sweet Marden

53. If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire–then you’ve got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience. ~ Robert Fulghum

54. Be willing to be a beginner every single morning. ~ Meister Eckhart

55. The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. ~ Chinese Proverb

56. Never entertain an undesirable feeling, nor think sympathetically about wrong in any shape or form…to do so is to impress the subconscious with these limitations.~ Neville.

57. Infinite riches are all around you if you will open your mental eyes and behold the treasure house of infinity within you. There is a gold mine within you from which you can extract everything you need to live life gloriously, joyously, and abundantly. ~Joseph Murphy

58. I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement. ~ Charles Schwab

59. Excellence can be attained if you care more than others think is wise, risk more than others think is safe, dream more than others think is practical, and expect more than others think is possible. ~ Unknown

60. “Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.”~Helen Keller

61. “When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” ~Harriet Beecher Stowe

62. “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

63.  “If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.” ~David Allen

64. “I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.” ~Dalai Lama

65. A child has no trouble believing the unbelievable, nor does the genius or the madman. It’s only you and I with our big brains and our tiny hearts, who doubt and over think and hesitate. ~ Steven Pressfield

66. The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love. ~ William Wordsworth

67. The man who does not believe in miracles surely makes it certain that he will never take part in one. ~ William Blake

68. Opulence is the law of the universe, an abundant supply for every need if nothing is put in the way of its coming. ~ Ralph W. Trine

69. We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy, and doubt, that peace and abundance may manifest for all – Dorothy Day

70. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” ~Helen Keller

Words Of Inspiration

71. “It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.” ~Joseph Campbell

72.  “In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.” ~Tony Robbins

73. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” ~Thomas A. Edison

74. “You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” ~C.S. Lewis

75.  “Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.” ~Victor Kiam

76.  “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” ~Wayne Dyer

77. Anything I’ve ever done that ultimately was worthwhile initially scared me to death. ~ Betty Bender


78. The optimist pleasantly ponders how high his kite will fly; the pessimist woefully wonders how soon his kite will fall. ~ William Arthur Ward

79. The greatest act of faith some days is to simply get up and face another day. ~ Amy Gatliff

80. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

81. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” ~Arthur Ashe

82.  “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ~Anne Frank

83. “When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” ~Alexander Graham Bell


84. “Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.” ~Denis Waitley

85. “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” ~Thomas Jefferson

86. “The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.” ~Epictetus

87. “Be impeccable with your word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.” ~Miguel Angel Ruiz

88. “Perhaps everything terrible is in its being something that needs our love.” ~Rainer Maria Rilke

89. “Hold on to what is good, even if it’s a handful of earth.” ~Hopi prayer

90. “Only the person who risks is truly free”– William Arthur Ward

91. “Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”– William Faulkner

92. “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.”– Goethe

93. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”– Paulo Coelho

94. “Overcome the notion that you must be regular. It robs you of the chance to be extraordinary.”– Uta Hagen

95. “Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.” ~Walt Whitman

96.  “If you are going through hell, keep going.” ~Winston Churchill

97. “Tell you heart that the fear of suffering is worse than suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.” ~Paulo Coelho

98. “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future . . . but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.” ~Buddha

99. “In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.” ~Deepak Chopra

100. “Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keep friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.” ~Greenville Kleisser

101.  “What you thought before has led to every choice you have made, and this adds up to you at this moment. If you want to change who you are physically, mentally, and spiritually, you will have to change what you think.” ~Dr. Patrick Gentempo

102. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ~Leo Buscaglia

103. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” ~Japanese Proverb

104. “Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” ~Robert Schuller

105.  “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” ~Kenji Miyazawa

106. “By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands — your own.” ~Mark Victor Hansen

107. “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” ~Stephen Covey

108. “Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.” ~Thomas J. Watson

109. “Try and fail, but don’t fail to try.”– Stephen Kaggwa

110. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”– Dr. Seuss

111. “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”– Walt Disney

112. “Everything you can imagine is real.”– Pablo Picasso

113. “Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.”– Napoleon Hill

114. “This is your world. Shape it or someone else will.”– Gary Lew

115. “I don’t dream at night, I dream all day; I dream for a living.”– Steven Spielberg

116. “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” ~Maria Robinson

117. “If we did all the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.” ~Thomas Edison

118.  “Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value. ~Albert Einstein

119. “If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents — start charging for it.” ~Kim Garst

120. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” ~John D. Rockefeller

121.  “Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ~Lolly Daskal

122. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” ~Michael John Bobak

123. “When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” ~Audre Lorde

124. “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.”– Dolly Parton

125. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”– Harriet Tubman

126. “You are what you believe yourself to be.”– Paulo Coelho

127. “The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.”– Paul Valery

128. “Be truthful, gentle, and fearless.”– Gandhi

129. “The best way is always through.”– Frost

130. “There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.”– Louis L’amour

131. “When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.”– Paulo Coelho

132. “You’ll never do a whole lot unless you’re brave enough to try.”– Dolly Parton

133. “Have faith in yourself and in the future.”– Ted Kennedy

134. “Fear doesn’t shut you down, it wakes you up.”– Veronica Roth

135. “Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.”– Karen Ravn


136. “Find your purpose and fling your life out to it. Find a way or make one. Try with all your might. Self-made or never made.”– Orison Swett Marden

137. “Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible.”– Cadet Maxim

138. “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.”– Christian D. Larson

139. “Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit light a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it.”– Wilfred Peterson

140. “Most obstacles melt away when we make up our minds to walk boldly through them.”– Orison Swett Marden




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