Inspiration Quotes

A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all.

Rita Mae Brown

There never was a great soul that did not have some divine inspiration.

Marcus T. Cicero

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, Nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when they discover that someone else believes in them and is willing to trust them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.

Ronald Reagan

My sole inspiration is a telephone call from a director.

Cole Porter

Books are for nothing but to inspire.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Over-preparation is the foe of inspiration.

Napoleon Bonaparte

All poetic inspiration is but dream interpretation.

Hans Sachs

In life you need either inspiration or desperation.

Tony Robbins

The best way to inspire fresh thoughts is to seal the envelope.


It has all the contortions of the sibyl without the inspiration.

Edmund Burke

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your inspiration with others.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Set Your Goals High Enough To Inspire You And Low Enough To Encourage You.


Allow yourself to be inspired. Allow yourself to succeed. Dare to excel.

Vince Dente

The pleasure of love is in loving. We are much happier in the passion we feel than in that we inspire.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld

The two qualities which chiefly inspire regard and affection [are] that a thing is your own and that it is your only one.


Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there's love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.

Ella Fitzgerald

Poets are the hierophants of an unapprehended inspiration; the mirrors of the gigantic shadows which futurity casts upon the present.

Percy Shelley

The artist must raise the cup of his vision aloft to the gods in the high hope that they will pour into it the sweet mellow wine of inspiration.

Paul Brunton

A writer should get as much education as possible, but just going to school is not enough; if it were, all owners of doctorates would be inspired writers.

Gwendolyn Brooks

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

If a philosophy is to bring happiness it should be inspired by kindly feelings. Marx pretended that he wanted the happiness of the proletariat; what he really wanted was the unhappiness of the bourgeois.

Bertrand Russell

We are motivated by a keen desire for praise and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves even in those books which they write in contempt of glory inscribe their names.


It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by a great hope that it so seldom achieves great results. The wish to preserve the past rather than the hope of creating the future dominates the minds of those who control the teaching of the young.

Bertrand Russell

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Updated On : June 10, 2014
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