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Lots of Free Inspirational Quotes & Sayings:
Inspiring Words for You to Use

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How to Use Inspirational Quotes!

• Weave great inspirational quotes into your speech at you best friend's wedding or at your mom's or dad's birthday party!

• Loosen up the tension at a business meeting by starting the meeting with an example of funny inspirational quotes!

• Use a good quote in the beginning and at the end of your business power-point presentation.

• Start your written birthday or wedding invitation with a powerful inspirational quote!

• Romance you mate with inspirational love quotes - get 5 great love tips of how to do it, here!

• Cleverly use inspirational quotes in your job applications to describe your character or abilities!

• Use inspirational quotations in your school presentations or written papers to emphasize your main points.

• Use inspirational quotes as part of your personal development process. For instance, if you keep a personal development journal, you can use a really good quote to jumpstart your writing process.

Those were a few tips of how to use quotes. Hope they inspire you :-)

Now, sit back and enjoy our inspirational quotes collection in this reflective essay.

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Inspirational Quotes About Believing

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It may not always feel like it but your beliefs and your thoughts have tremendous power. You can actually decide what will happen to you.

This is because the universe is your friend. Whatever you want, the universe will do all in its power (and there's a heck of a lot of power) to try to give it to you.

However, if you unconsciously want to fail in something, the universe will make that happen, too, because the universe doesn't distinguish between 'good' and 'bad' - that is something only us humans do. We're very, very good at labeling!

So, to make most out of life, it can be a really good idea to be aware of what you want ... and then really believe in it and act accordingly.

Do this, and the universe will do the rest!

Here are some inspiration quotes about believing:

The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
~ Frank Lloyd Wright ~

It is funny about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the very best you will very often get it.
~ W. Somerset Maugham ~

I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
~ John Locke ~

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
~ Henry Ford ~

Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
~ Charles F. Kettering ~

Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
~ Voltaire ~

One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine with only interests.
~ John Stuart Mill ~

More free inspirational quotes coming up! Brace yourself because now we will cross enemy line with our most powerful weapon ... acceptance!

The Best Recipe for Destroying An Enemy

Here are some great enemy quotes that give you the best recipe to make enemies disappear.

Notice how the writers turn our usual way of thinking about how to treat an enemy, upside down:

Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.
~ Oscar Wilde ~

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
~ Abraham Lincoln ~

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
~ Indira Gandhi ~

The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.
~ Abraham Lincoln ~

Giving is the greatest of all joys. 

You Only Get When You Give
~ Quotes About Giving

For some strange reason western culture has got the idea of receiving and giving all wrong.

Most of us in the western world have the idea that life is about getting stuff: getting love, getting rich ... just getting more and more of everything.

However, if you're up for a little experiment you can try to notice how it feels when you give vs. how it feels when you get.

What's the difference? In which action do you feel most fulfilled?

Here are some wise people who have made up their mind on this topic and written some deep, free inspirational quotes about giving: Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process.
~ Jim Rohn ~

I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.
~ Maya Angelou ~

You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself.
~ Harvey S. Firestone ~

They who give have all things; they who withhold have nothing.
~ Hindu Proverb ~

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
~ Sir Winston Churchill ~

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt ~

What a child doesn't receive he can seldom later give.
~ P. D. James ~

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
~ Dale Carnegie ~

No one has ever become poor by giving.
~ Anne Frank ~

Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more!
~ Anthony Robbins ~

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
~ Kahlil Gibran ~

Poverty - just like happiness - is primarily a state of mind. Giving someone money will not make them rich - though it will make YOU feel rich. To help someone get rich, simply help them get more conscious.
~ Soren Lauritzen, the Personal Development Guy ~

Still hungry for more inspirational words? Well, hunger no more! Here you have some great quotes about being yourself!

Success Is So Simple: Doing What You Are!

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Have you tried to notice when it is that life becomes particularly strenuous or troublesome?

Typically, it's because you have strayed from your path. You have become something you are not by doing something that isn't you.

When we become stressed, it's so easy to forget what we are, what we're good at and what it is we really love.

You can really do yourself a favor by stopping up and ask yourself: Am I true to what I am? Do I do what I was born to do?

Here are some inspirational phrases about being yourself:

Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed.
~ Sydney Smith ~

There is only one success - to spend your life in your own way.
~ Christopher Morley ~

Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
~ Jim Rohn ~

What is the first business of one who practices philosophy? To get rid of self-conceit. For it is impossible for anyone to begin to learn that which he thinks he already knows.
~ Epictetus ~

Getting Power Is Simple ...
Using It Is Another Matter Entirely

The more power you feel you have in yourself, the less power you feel you need to apply to the world.

There really is some truth to the inspirational saying "Small men wear big shoes".

Think about it! Isn't it true?

Here are some inspiring quotes about power and responsibility:

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
~ Abraham Lincoln ~

I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
~ Thomas Jefferson ~

Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
~ Eric Hoffer ~

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
~ George Bernard Shaw ~

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
~ Ann Landers ~

Power is not alluring to pure minds.
~ Thomas Jefferson ~

The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
~ Albert Einstein ~

Seize the Now, It's all There Really Is!
~ Free Inspirational Quotes About Living in the Now

When is it we're really, really happy?

We at Quotescoop.com believe that true happiness comes from being involved in the Now! Being truly present, right here, right now with no expectations or desire to be anywhere else.

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Here are some quotes about living in the Now, free yourself of expectations and making the best of what you have:

Nothing is to be rated higher than the value of the day.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~

Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.
~ Thomas Carlyle ~

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.
~ James Oppenheim ~

Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
~ Albert Camus ~

When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
~ Alexander Graham Bell ~

It is never too late to be who you might have been.
~ George Eliot ~

Failure is only Failure if You Make It so!

Here's a great thing about mistakes and failures: A mistake or failure is only a mistake or failure if you decide it so.

In an optimist's eye there's no such thing as failure, only experience.

Here are some inspirational quotes about failure:

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
~ James Joyce ~

Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again.
~ Henry Ford ~

Love truth, and pardon error.
~ Voltaire ~

Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.
~ Jawaharlal Nehru ~

Experience teaches slowly and at the cost of mistakes.
~ James A. Froude ~

Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
~ Denis Waitley ~

Failure is not the worst thing in the world, The very worst is not to try.
~ Inspirational saying ~

To err is human; to forgive, infrequent.
~ Franklin P. Adams ~

Here are some great inspirational quotes that you will never grow out of.

Age Is in the Mind not the Body!
~ Quotes About Age

Spiritual and medical doctor Deepak Chopra has done some very interesting research into the concept of age in different cultures.

In his research he found a culture in which the word "old" didn't exist. People simply weren't labelled "old" or thought of themselves as old.

In this culture people didn't stop working at a specific age and people at almost a 100 years of age were found working in the fields alongside what we would term "young people".

Thought provoking, isn't it! The power of our mind is really mindboggling!

Here are some quotes about age:

Age is a matter of feeling ... not of years.
~ George William Curtis ~

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
~ Henry David Thoreau ~

Youth is a circumstance you can't do anything about. The trick is to grow up without getting old.
~ Frank Lloyd Wright ~

I'm very pleased with each advancing year. It stems back to when I was forty. I was a bit upset about reaching that milestone, but an older friend consoled me. 'Don't complain about growing old - many, many people do not have that privilege.
~ Earl Warren ~

One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
~ Georg Christoph Lichtenberg ~

Still have the courage to go on. Good, because here are some free inspirational quotes about courage!

The Rise of Courage Equals the Explosion of Opportunities!

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Courage is letting go of what you think you should do and do that which you really want to do.

The more you dare, the bigger the world will be!

Here are some free inspirational quotes about courage and living life to the fullest:

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
~ Erich Fromm ~

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
~ Anais Nin ~

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
~ Elbert Hubbard ~

The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.
~ Jawaharlal Nehru ~

People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
~ Hermann Hesse ~

Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared.
~ Eddie Rickenbacker ~

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
~ Mark Twain ~

Your Attitude Decides the Outcome!
~ Optimism and Pessimism Quotes

Pessimism never won any battle.
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower ~

Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.
~ Oscar Wilde ~

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
~ Winston Churchill ~

When the End is Good, All is Well
~ Funny Free Inspirational Quotes

Nothing is as funny as when people make fun of their own weaknesses or apparent failures.

In fact, self irony is true sign of inner power!

Here are some funny free inspirational quotes:

Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times.
~ Mark Twain ~

Speak when you are angry, and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
~ Laurence J. Peter ~

I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.
~ Bertrand Russell ~

Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.
~ Inspirational saying ~

We really hope you enjoyed our free inspirational quotes collection in this reflective essay.

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