5 Of The Best Inspirational Quotes Of All Time
A good inspirational quote will not only expand your way of approaching a certain matter, but it may actually completely change mindsets, open one’s eyes, or simply lift your spirits if you are having a down time. Great minds can explain something very complicated in a simple manner and also give us valuable advice about how we approach life, love, work or how we handle loss, failure or sadness.
In this article we’ll take a closer look at 5 of the best inspirational quotes of all time, and the people who were behind them.
1. “Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill knew all about failing his way to success. As the British Prime Minister from 1940 to 1945 (his 1st of 2 terms with the second from 1951 to 1955) Churchill rallied people behind him to go from almost losing the war to creating a winning strategy together with the Allied forces to finally bring post war peace. He was also a Nobel prize winner and honorary US citizen.
This is such a simple yet powerful quote by Churchill, and it perfectly describes who he was, with that never give up attitude. And even though simple, the message is strong and to the point … whatever we want to achieve in life, we shouldn’t be afraid to fail, but to expect to fail time and time again until we undoubtedly get it right in the end. We can only truly fail if we lose our enthusiasm.
2. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Lao Tzu
Lao Tzu is a famous ancient Chinese philosopher and writer said to have lived around the same time as Confucius. He is considered by many as the true father of Taoism, a Chinese religion focusing on humility.
While Lao Tzu has many memorable quotes, this one really stands out by letting us know that every goal, no matter how hard it might seem, can be achieved if taken step by step. And as always, that first step is usually the hardest, and once you make that step, never look back.
3. “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” Ghandi
As leader of the Indian Independence Movement, Ghandi advocated for civil rights and freedom around the world, while also promoting non-violent civil disobedience.
A lot of the times we may ask ourselves when are things going to change for the better around us. When is the government going to step up, when are the wars going to end, when are people going to start helping each other again. What we need to always remember, is that each and every one of us has a voice, and it is not only our right, but our obligation to use it and lead by example.
4. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” Dr. Robert Schuller
Doctor Robert Schuller was an author, a pastor and a motivational speaker was for many years an icon of positive thinking and success.
This amazing quote is both inspirational and motivational at the same time, and it talks directly to us when we are going through trying times. These happen to most people at different times in their lives and we mustn’t let them break us, we need to look forward and believe that things will get better. And they will.
5. “There is only one success: To be able to spend your life in your own way.” Christopher Morley
A man of letters, Christopher Morley was a successful author, poet, playwright and essayist, author of the bestselling novel ‘Kitty Foyle’(1939).
We’ve saved the best for last, because this quote really is what actually defines success. It’s not about how much money one makes, or what position they may occupy in a company. ‘Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal’ Earl Nightingale also famously said, the point being, you are truly successful when you spend your life doing exactly what it is you want to be doing. Nothing more, nothing less.