25 Favourite Inspirational Quotes For You To Ponder & Chew On! November 28, 2013 Reading Time: 3 min Share1Tweet1Share4Pin511 Shares I love inspirational quotes, don't you? And over the last 15 years I have diligently collected well close to two thousand of them! There is so much wisdom in quotes - and being short and sweet they can be perfect reminders of what we're working towards and an encouragement that we're on the right path. And sometimes the right quote at the right time can give us an "Aha!" moment that stays with us for life. In this week's post, I share 25 of my favourite inspirational quotes! Here are 25 Favourite Inspirational Quotes for You to Ponder and Chew on: "There is no pleasure in having nothing to do. The fun is in having lots to do and not doing it." Mary Little "Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense." Buddha "It is our choices ... that show what we truly are far more than our abilities." Albus Dumbledore (J.K. Rowling) "Courage is the price that life exacts to grant you peace" Amelia Earhart "If you're having difficulty coming up with new ideas, then slow down. For me, slowing down has been a tremendous source of creativity. It has allowed me to open up - to know that there's life under the earth and that I have to let it come through me in a new way." Natalie Goldberg "Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties." Erich Fromm "It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, It is because we do not dare that they are difficult." Seneca "Children have more need of models than of critics." Carolyn Coats "All thinking begins with wondering." Socrates "Let me fall. Let me climb. There's a moment where fear and dream must collide." Lyrics from "Let Me Fall" - collaboration between Josh Groban and Cirque du Soleil See Josh Groban singing it here on YouTube >> "The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it" Michelangelo "Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom." Theodore Isaac Rubin "Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly to start." NLP Presupposition "People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges." Joseph F. Newton "If you do nothing unexpected, nothing unexpected happens." Fay Weldon "The heart has eyes that the brain knows nothing of." Charles H. Parkhurst "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." Dalai Lama "Being listened to is so close to being loved that most people cannot tell the difference." David Oxberg "The desire of perfection is the worst disease that ever affected the human mind." Louis de Fontanes "The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything" Edward J. Phelps "The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." Winston Churchill "There is a time in the life of every problem when it is big enough to see, yet small enough to solve." Mike Leavitt "Catching a glimpse of your own greatness can be one of the most unsettling experiences imaginable" Steve Pavlina "The time to relax is when you don't have time for it." Jim Goodwin "It is not important to be successful at what you undertake, but rather to undertake what you'd like to succeed at." Wajdi Mouawad "It's important to be heroic, ambitious, productive, efficient, creative, and progressive, but these qualities don't necessarily nurture soul. The soul has different concerns, of equal value: downtime for reflection, conversation, and reverie; beauty that is captivating and pleasuring; relatedness to the environs and to people; and any animal's rhythm of rest and activity." Thomas Moore Use these inspirational quotes on Social Media, on your email sign-off, in your articles and more! Enjoy. If you liked this Inspirational Quotes Article, you may also like: Inspirational Poem - This is what I am working towards! You? 7 Coaching Ideas to Push Your Coaching Edge and Get Exciting Results! Coaching Questions 101: 10 Powerful Questions to Unblock Your Clients! Categories: Coaching Inspiration, Quotes 5 Comments Virginia Reeves June 3, 2018 Good selection of quotes. Thanks. Reply Lesley Taylor June 4, 2018 Thanks for being so generous with your free resources. Love the list of quotes! Reply Emma-Louise June 4, 2018 Hi Lesley, thank-you! And thank-YOU for taking the time to comment. So glad 🙂 you love the list of quotes! Warmly, Emma-Louise Reply Joseph D'Souza July 25, 2019 I always regard myself as an optimist. And I always love being inspired - by others and by nature. Thanks for sharing. Reply Emma-Louise July 26, 2019 Dear Joseph, thank-you for taking the time to comment 🙂 And you are MOST welcome! So glad you enjoyed these quotes 🙂 Warmly, Emma-Louise Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.