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Inspirational quotes can keep us focused on our life's dreams, instill hope when we are feeling overwhelmed, or motivate us when we are faced with obstacles we need to overcome.

We would like to take a moment to share some of the best inspirational quotes by famous authors and inspiring leaders

You can use these quotations to inspire others to be kind, thoughtful, friendly and to help others

At work, you can use these quotes to keep your team focused on the goal and to motivate them to perform at their best.

Send them daily inspirational quotes via email or put up inspirational posters around the office.

You must "walk the talk" though, lead by example and respect your coworkers.

If you know someone who is ill, or struggling through difficult times, you could send an inspirational quote on a card with some flowers to comfort them and let them know that you are thinking about them.


Here you will find a selection of quotes that we hope you will find inspirational.

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Inspirational Quotes

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Respect is not something that you can ask for, buy or borrow.
Respect is what you earn from each person no matter their background or status.

If it is important to you, you will find a way.
If not you'll find an excuse

Don't give up, the beginning ia always the hardest.

No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress.
You are still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying.

A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking,
because its trust is not on the branch but on its own wings.
Always believe in yourself

What comes easy won't last long
and what lasts long won't come easy.

There's a difference between pretty and beautiful.
When someone is pretty, they have a good appearance.
But when someone is beautiful, they shine on the inside and out...

Inspirational Life Quotes

You're never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream. ~ C.S. Lewis

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek ~ Barack Obama

Do not wait for someone else to come and speak for you. It's you who can change the world. ~ Malala Yousafzai

The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace. ~ Carlos Santana

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. ~ Peter F. Drucker

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. ~ Napoleon Hill

Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. ~ Orison Swett Marden

I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all of the time. ~ Anna Freud

Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women. ~ Maya Angelou

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of other people's opinions drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
~ Steve Jobs

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words and never stops at all
~ Emily Dickinson

Go out into the world today and love the people you meet.
Let your presence light new light in the hearts of people.
~ Mother Teresa

Religion is belief in someone else's experience.
Spirituality is having your own experience.
~ Deepak Chopra

Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
~ Charles F. Kettering

Lead the life that will make you kindly and friendly to everyone about you,
and you will be surprised what a happy life you will lead. ~ Charles M. Schwab

Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.
~ Winston Churchill

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
~ Bill Cosby

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them,
but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

~ Louisa May Alcott

I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do
or any kindness I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again.
~ Stephen Grellet

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

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. ~ Christopher Reeve

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined.
As you simplify your life, the law of the universe will be simpler.
~ Henry David Thoreau

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness:
kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.
~ Mother Teresa

Your enthusiasm will be infectious, stimulating and attractive to others.
They will love you for it. They will go for you and with you.
~ Norman Vincent Peale

Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever. ~ Walt Disney

Inspirational Sports Quotes

The five S's of sports training are stamina, speed, strength, skill and spirit. But the greatest of these is spirit ~ Ken Doherty

There may be people who have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do. ~ Derek Jeter

Leadership, like coaching, is fighting for the hearts and souls of men and getting them to believe in you. ~ Eddie Robinson

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way. ~ Babe Ruth

You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get. ~ Michael Phelps

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. ~ Michael Jordan

You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. ~ Wayne Gretzky

A trophy carries dust, memories last forever. ~ Mary Lou Retton

A coach is someone who tells you what you don't want to hear,
who has you see what you don't want to see,
so that you can be who you have always known you could be.
~ Tom Landry

Women Empowerment Quotes

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try. ~ Beverley Sills

A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nuture and transform. ~ Diane Mariechild

A woman is like a tea bag: you cannot tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. ~ Nancy Reagan

If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman. ~ Margaret Thatcher

Women are always being tested... but ultimately, each of us has to define who we are individually and then do the very best job we can to grow into it. ~ Hillary Clinton

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. ~ Katherine Hepburn

Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get. ~ Ingrid Bergman

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched but are felt in the heart.
~ Helen Keller

Learn to love yourself for who you are right NOW, because NOW is all we have; and this ain't no dress rehearsal. This is life.

The Power of One

One tree can start a forest
One smile can begin a friendship
One candle can wipe out darkness
One hand can lift a soul
One word can frame a goal
One laugh can conquer gloom
One hope can raise your spirits
One touch can show you care
One life can make a difference

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