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.
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
The 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
I 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.
He 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.
He 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.
Successful 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