Finding inspiration can be hard in these times of stress and uncertainty. Here are some inspiring quotes to keep you going when the going gets tough.

There isn't a person anywhere who isn't capable of doing more than he thinks he can. Henry Ford

Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong. Ella Fitzgerald

If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough. Oprah Winfrey

I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life. Eleanor Roosevelt

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Confucius

We must be the change we want to see.


What the mind can conceive, it can achieve. Napoleon Hill

Some men see things as they are and say why--I dream things that never were and say why not. George Bernard Shaw

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

For strategies to help you get motivated, see Three Strategies to Get and Stay Inspired.

© 2012 Sherrie Bourg Carter, All Rights Reserved

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Sherrie Bourg Carter is the author of High Octane Women: How Superachievers Can Avoid Burnout (Prometheus Books, 2011).

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