Funny how one sentence from somebody wise can change your life. Below are a few free inspirational quotes from Improve-The-Self. If you find that you like one in particualar sticky it to your computer screen, post it on facebook, or do what I do and write it in big bold letters on your bathroom mirror with a dry-erase marker.
Free Inspirational Quotes from Mahatma Gandhi
When it is dark enough, men see the stars. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
You may believe that you are responsible for what you do, but not for what you think. The truth is that you are responsible for what you think, because it is only at this level that you can exercise choice. What you do comes from what you think. -- A Course in Miracles
Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted. -- John Lennon
We do not need more material development; we need more spiritual development. We do not need more intellectual power; we need more moral power. We do not need more knowledge; we need more character. We do not need more government; we need more culture.
We do not need more law; we need more religion. We do not need more of the things that are seen; we need more of the things that are unseen. -- Calvin Coolidge
I choose not to be a common man. Me, it's my right to be uncommon if I can. I'll seek opportunity, not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen--humbled and dulled by having the state look after me. I want to take the calculated risk, to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed. I'll refuse to live from hand to mouth. I'll prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence. The thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of Utopia. I will never cower before any master nor bend to any friend. It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid, to think and act for myself and face the world boldly and say, “This I have done.” -- Theodore Roosevelt
If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. -- Benjamin Franklin
In your hands will be placed the exact results of your thoughts; you will receive that which you earn, no more, no less. Whatever your present environment may be, you will fail, remain, or rise with your thoughts, your wisdom, desire, as great as your dominant aspiration. -- James Allen
Yesterday is a canceled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have--so spend it wisely.
-- Kay Lyons
The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you and you don't know how or why. -- Albert Einstein
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought. -- Matsuo Basho
There is no coming to consciousness without pain. -- Carl G. Jung
Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life. -- Sandra Carey
He who chooses the beginning of a road chooses the place it leads to. It is the means that determine the end. -- Harry Emerson Fosdick
It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere. -- Agnes Repplier
Success is a journey, not a destination. -- Ben Sweetland
Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think. -- Ayn Rand
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities. -- Maya Angelou
It is not he who has lived the longest, but he who has traveled the farthest, who knows the most. -- Armenian Proverb
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. -- William Jennings Bryan
It is never too late to be what you might have been. -- George Eliot
The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for. -— Bob Marley
Free Inspirational Quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Even More Free Inspirational Quotes!
Life is neither the candle nor the wick; it is the burning. -- Anonymous
Fear less; hope more.Eat less; chew more.Sigh less; breathe more.Hate less; love more, and all good things are yours. -- Swedish Proverb
Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life. -- Wu-men
When things are bad we take comfort in the thought that they could always be worse.And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better. -- Malcolm S. Forbes
Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime and too sleepy to worry at night. -- Leo Aikman
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them. -- George Bernard Shaw
The first rule of holes:when you're in one, stop digging. -- Molly Ivins