Inspiration Quotes

Genius is 99 percent perspiration and 1 percent inspiration.

Thomas Edison

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.

Helen Keller

Our moments of inspiration are not lost though we have no particular poem to show for them; for those experiences have left an indelible impression, and we are ever and anon reminded of them.

Henry David Thoreau

Most of life is routine - dull and grubby, but routine is the momentum that keeps a man going. If you wait for inspiration you'll be standing on the corner after the parade is a mile down the street.

Ben Nicholas

The dearest possession a man has is his family In the divine assurance that family ties may transcend the boundaries of death, and may continue throughout endless ages of eternity, I find supreme consolation and inspiration.

David McKay

Inspiration is never genuine if it is known as inspiration at the time. True inspiration always steals on a person; its importance not being fully recognised for some time.

Samuel Butler

Never tire, never falter, and never fail.

George Walker Bush

The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job.

Thomas Hardy

Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find his right road.

Dag Hammarskjld

Is life so wretched? Isn't it rather your hands which are too small, your vision which is muddled? You are the one who must grow up.

Dag Hammarskjld

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.

Paulo Coelho

A craftsman knows in advance what the finished result will be, while the artist knows only what it will be when he has finished it. But it is unbecoming in an artist to talk about inspiration; that is the reader's business.

Wystan Hugh Auden

I followed my inspiration to an ending I couldn't yet see, and incorporated techniques of allegory and exposition, expository essay.

Vanna Bonta

If you ever have to make a choice between learning and inspiration, choose learning. It works more of the time.

Lois McMaster Bujold

I am content. While my shrewd fellows rode about the world to seek and to attain power and wisdom, I have elected, as and unpractical realist, to follow after beauty.

James Branch Cabell

Method is much, technique is much, but inspiration is even more.

Benjamin Nathan Cardozo

Only mediocrity is sure of itself, so take risks, and do what you really want to do.

Paulo Coelho

Hard work and training. There's no secret formula. I lift heavy, work hard and aim to be the best.

Ronald Dean Coleman

I've described my usual writing process as scrambling from peak to peak on inspiration through foggy valleys of despised logic. Inspiration is better when you can get it.

Lois McMaster Bujold

The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

Don't get up. Just sit a while and think. Never be afraid to sit a while and think.

Lorraine Hansberry

Maturity: among other things, the unclouded happiness of the child at play, who takes it for granted that he is at one with his play-mates.

Dag Hammarskjld

Big questions get big answers.

Francis Harry Compton Crick

No coach ever stops learning. That's what makes the great coaches great. They strive to learn more every day and they never stop asking questions.

Thomas Aaron (Tom) Crean

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Updated On : June 10, 2014
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