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Inspirational Sayings

A collection of inspirational sayings to inspire and motivate you. Many are short but all contain wisdom and are inspirational. One of our favorite sayings is, "Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out." We hope you enjoy our collection.

"If only" is the excuse of the loser; "I can" is the affirmation of the winner. Ward, William Arthur, Up Words. Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 1984.

Be a tough-minded optimist. Peale, Norman Vincent, Have A Great Day. Ballantine Books, 1985, p. 86.

An inspirational saying can influence your mood for the day. Sayings

Yes we can. Barach Obama

It's hard to beat a person who never gives up. Babe Ruth

In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back. Charles Schulz

Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street. Zig Ziglar

Savor your passion, then share it. Quinn, Greg Henry. 365 Meditations for Teachers. Scholastic Inc., 1995.

Create the kind of self you will be happy to live with all your life. Peterson, Wilferd. The Art of Living. Simon and Schuster, 1961, p. 15.

Reflect before you act. Mulan. Add a Little Magic. Disney Press, 1999.

What you perceive is up to you. Bach, Richard, Messiah's Handbook. Hampton Roads Publishing Company, Inc., 2004.

If you have nothing positive to add, be silent. Say nothing. Fillmore, Cathleen. Winter 2010. "Behind the Curtain." Motivated Magazine. p. 18.



Don't let weeds grow around your dreams. Brown, H. Jackson. Life's Little Instruction Book, Volume II. Rutledge Hill Press, 1993.

There is no limit to what can be accomplished with Enthusiasm. Cypert, Samuel. Believe and Achieve. Avon Books, 1991, pg. 93.

I'm not discouraged by a challenge; it actually fuels me. Glavin, April. 2011. "Lean Green Dream." Progress. Vol. 18, No. 01, p. 13.

There is no better school than adversity. Mandino, Og. The Greatest Salesman in the World Part II. Bantam Books, 1988, p. 111.

Goals let you design your future. Pulsifer, Catherine. Wings for Goals. Anncath-Roby Books, 1998, p. 16.

The world is simply a reflection of your mind. Fisher, Mark. The Millionaire's Secrets. Simon and Schuster, 1996, p. 79.

Believe you can accomplish anything you put your mind to. Richards, Shadonna. A Gift of Hope. Infinity Publishing, 2008, p. 23.

Strive to be specific rather than vague, candid rather than guarded. Pritchett, Price and Pound, Ron. Business as UnUsual. Pritchett, LP. 2009, p. 19.

Aging is not just decay, you know. It's growth. Albom, Mitch. tuesdays with Morrie. Doubleday, 1997, p. 118.

This too shall pass. Good or bad, things always change. It's life way. Blanton, Becky. 2010 Summer. "Hope Always Survives." Motivated Magazine. p. 22.

What we project, we get back. Clark, Tony. thinkUcan. AuthorHouse UK Ltd, 2007, p. 51.

The gifts of things are never so precious as the gifts of thought. Peterson, Wilferd. The Art of Living Treasure Chest. Simon and Schuster, 1977, p. 10.

We are creatures of habit. But any habit once learned can be changed. Helmstetter, Shad. What To Say When You Talk To Your Self. Grindle Tress, 1986, p. 140.

I will persist until I succeed. Mandino, Og. The Greatest Salesman in the World. Frederick Fell Publishers, Inc., 1968, p. 67.

Better a little caution than a great regret. Clason, George. The Richest Man in Babylon. Signet, 1955, p. 85.

It is impossible to bring more into your life if you are feeling ungrateful about what you have. Byrne, Rhonda. the Secret Atria Books, 2006, p. 77.

When you have a negative though say, "Cancel, cancel." Moraja, Melissa Perry. Empower Your Soul. iUniverse, 2007, p. 88.

If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad. Denis Waitley

The love we give away is the only love we keep. Elbert Hubbard

I have believed the best of every man. And find that to believe is enough to make a bad man show him at his best, or even a good man swings his lantern higher. William Butler Yeats


The sayings are similar to inspirational quotes as they encourage you to be the best you can be. We hope you enjoy these words written by people who have inspired us. Some of them are famous, some have been around for years but they all contain inspiration and wisdom.

Many of these sayings are short but contain wisdom in their words. They are great to use in scrapbooks, to send in emails, or to post on your desk as a positive reminder. We hope that these words are ones that you share with others and brighten their day.

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