Inspirational Quotes – Life

Every moment is a fresh beginning.

T. S. Eliot

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Henry Stanley Haskins

Challenge yourself with something you know you could never do, and what you’ll find is that you can overcome anything.


All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.

Walt Disney

To do is to be – J. S. Mill.

To be is to do – Jean-Paul Sartre.

Do be do be do – Frank Sinatra.

You make a living by what you earn; you make a life by what you give.


Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.

Ray Kroc

Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounding yourself with assholes.

William Gibson

My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished two bags of chips and a chocolate cake. I feel better already


I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous – everyone hasn’t met me yet.

Rodney Dangerfield

Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane.

Philip K. Dick

I can sympathize with people’s pains but not with their pleasures. There is something curiously boring about somebody else’s happiness.

Aldous Huxley

How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? Just one, but it takes nine visits.


When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.

Mark Twain

Many people hear voices when no one is there. Some of them are called mad and are shut up in rooms where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called writers and they do pretty much the same thing.

Margaret Chittenden

Psychiatrists urge me to take my tranquilisers. When I don’t they become agitated. I take their pills to calm <strong>them</strong> down.

Brian Spellman

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four people is suffering from a mental illness. Look at your three best friends. If they’re ok, then it’s you.

Ann Lander

Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.

C. G. Jung

Don’t go through life, grow through life.

Eric Butterworth

It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.

Vince Lombardi

That which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.

Richard I. Evans

If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

To be uncertain is to be uncomfortable, but to be certain is to be ridiculous.

Chinese Proverb

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

George Eliot

Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.

Charles R. Swindoll

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

Milton Berle

There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.

Denis Waitley

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

John Wooden

Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Thomas Edison

Objective evidence and certitude are doubtless very fine ideals to play with, but where on this moonlit and dream-visited planet are they found?

William James

One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.

Friedrich Nietzsche

If a man comes to the door of poetry untouched by the madness of the Muses, believing that technique alone will make him a good poet, he and his sane compositions never reach perfection, but are utterly eclipsed by the performances of the inspired madman.


Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person; having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but to pour them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then, with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.

Dinah Craik, A Life for a Life 1859

We’re all in the same boat on a stormy sea and we owe each other a terrible loyalty.

GK Chesterton