Inspiration Quotes

The greatest inspiration is often born of desperation.

Comer Cotrell

Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.

Jonannes Brahms

Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, there is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.

Johann Gottfried Von Herder

Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man's faculties, and it is manifested in all high artistic achievements.

Giacomo Puccini

The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working.

Ernest Newman

The glow of inspiration warms us; it is a holy rapture.

Ovid

First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others.

Amos Bronson Alcott

There is new strength, repose of mind, and inspiration in fresh apparel.

Ella Wilcox

When I'm inspired, I get excited because I can't wait to see what I'll come up with next.

Dolly Parton

Oh, wondrous power! how little understood, Entrusted to the mother's mind alone, To fashion genius, form the soul for good, Inspire a West, or train a Washington.

Sarah Hale

Books are the best of things, well used; abused, among the worst. What is the right use? What is the one end, which all means go to effect? They are for nothing but to inspire.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can't be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.

Lee Iacocca

We should always pray for help, but we should always listen for inspiration and impressions to proceed in ways different from those we may have thought of.

John H. Groberg

In such a regime, I say, you died a good death if your life had inspired someone to come forward and shoot your murderer in the chestówithout asking to be paid.

Chinua Achebe

The observation of nature is part of an artist's life, it enlarges his form [and] knowledge, keeps him fresh and from working only by formula, and feeds inspiration.

Henry Moore

The Past: Our cradle, not our prison; there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repetition.

Israel Zangwill

The work of many of the greatest men, inspired by duty, has been done amidst suffering and trial and difficulty. They struggled against the tide, and reached the shore exhausted.

Samuel Smiles

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

Inspiration: There is no man upon the earth, no foolish man or wise, No man of high or humble birth but somewhere in the skies Can find a star to lead him on if he will lift his eyes.

unknown

I have never accepted what many people have kindly said ó namely that I inspired the nation. Their will was resolute and remorseless, and as it proved, unconquerable.It fell to me to express it.

Winston Churchill

Each one of us is the architect of his own fate; and he is unfortunate indeed who will try to build himself without the inspiration of God, without realizing that he grows from within, not from without.

David McKay

What then have I done? What, except yield to a natural feeling, inspired by beauty, sanctioned by virtue and kept at all times within the bounds of respect. It's innocent expression prompted not by hope but by trust.

Vicomte de Valmont

Through the sands of time . . the written word has changed the course of history, inspired many to fight for their beliefs and most importantly . . . elevated mankind to a higher understanding of mans inhumanity to mankind.

David Lawrence Dewey

Obviously one must hold oneself responsible for the evil impulses of one's dreams. In what other way can one deal with them? Unless the content of the dream rightly understood is inspired by alien spirits, it is part of my own being.

Sigmund Freud

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Updated On : June 10, 2014
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