Inspirational Quotes

Inspiration (from the Latin inspirare, meaning “To breathe into”) refers to an unconscious burst of creativity in a literary, musical, or other artistic endeavour. The concept has origins in both Hellenism and Hebraism. The Greeks believed that inspiration came from the muses, as well as the gods Apollo and Dionysus. Similarly, in the Ancient Norse religions, inspiration derives from the gods, such as Odin. Inspiration is also a divine matter in Hebrew poetics. In the Book of Amos the prophet speaks of being overwhelmed by God’s voice and compelled to speak. In Christianity, inspiration is a gift of the Holy Spirit.

Mahatma Ghandi

To lose patience is to lose the battle. — Mahatma Gandhi 

In the 18th century philosopher John Locke proposed a model of the human mind in which ideas associate or resonate with one another in the mind. In the 19th century, Romantic poets such as Coleridge and Shelley believed that inspiration came to a poet because the poet was attuned to the (divine or mystical) “winds” and because the soul of the poet was able to receive such visions. In the early 20th century, Psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud located inspiration in the inner psyche of the artist. Psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung’s theory of inspiration suggests that an artist is one who was attuned to racial memory, which encoded the archetypes of the human mind.

The Marxist theory of art sees it as the expression of the friction between economic base and economics uperstructural positions, or as an unaware dialog of competing ideologies, or as an exploitation of a “fissure” in the ruling class’s ideology. In modern psychology inspiration is not frequently studied, but it is generally seen as an entirely internal process.Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. ― Albert Einstein

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. ― John Quincy Adams

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall. ― Confucius

The unhappiest & unsuccessful people in this world, are those who care the most about what other people think. ― C. JoyBell

1151855The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. ― Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have. ― Abraham Linclon

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived stop thinking and go in. ― Napoleon Bonaparte

You just can´t beat the person who never gives up. ― Babe Ruth

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty. ― Winston Churchill

To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will. ― Sugar Ray Robinson

short-quotes-tumblr-2I have failed over and over again –that is why I succeed. ― Michael Jordan

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible. ― Arthur C. Clarke

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning. ― Albert Einstein

Don’t limit your challenges; challenge your limits. ― Anon.

People become successful the minute they decide to. ― Harvey Mackay

Your ideas are like diamonds.. .without the refining process, they are just a dirty rock, but by cutting away the impurities, they become priceless. ― Paul Kearly

I have tried 99 times and have failed, but on the 100th time came success. ― Albert Einstein

The size of your success depends on the depth of your desire. ― Anon.

If-Not-Us-Who-If-Not-Now-When”-»-John-F.-Kennedy-800x450.jpgHe who dares, wins. ― Winston Churchill

The achievement of one goal should be the starting point of another. ― Alexander Graham Bell

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you do not try. ― Beverly Sills

I have failed over and over again. That is why I succeed. ― Michael Jordan

The starting Point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat. ― Napoleon Hill

Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding. ― Jimmy Valvano

Don’t wish for it…Work for it! ― Anon.

576e109a469b3ebc1aae1e36e43f2727.jpgHe who conquers others is strong. He who conquers himself is mighty. ― Lao Tzu

Think BIG! You are going to be thinking anyway, so think BIG! ― Donald Trump

People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves, they have the first secret of success. ― Norman Vincent Peale

The day I stop giving is the day I stop receiving. The day I stop learning is the day I stop growing. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. ― Wayne Gretzky

Be courageous! Have faith! Go forward. ― Thomas A. Edison

Do not settle for less than an extraordinary life. ― Anon.

I am a great believer in luck, and I find that the harder I work the more luck I have. ― Thomas Jefferson

You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction. ― George Horace Lorimer

If you have goals and procrastination you have nothing. If you have goals and you take action, you will have anything you want.― Thomas J. Vilord

Remember, if you want a different result, do something different. ― Anon.

travel-quote-shortest-way-to-yourselfSuccessful people in this world are those who get up and look for circumstances they want. If you can’t find them, then make them. ― George Bernard Shaw

Imagination is more important than knowledge. ― Albert Einstein

Every man is an impossibility until he is born. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in achieving it. ― Moliere

People are not lazy; they just have impotent goals, that is, goals that do not inspire them. ― Anthony Robbins

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