Inspirational Quotes; 5 Personal Favourites

Inspirational quotes have always had their way with the human mind. There is just something motivational about certain quotes that can make you want to achieve all there is to life.

The way one thinks about oneself has a lot to do with how well they perform. While it can a bit of a cliché; it is true to some extent that good thoughts about oneself have a massive impact on one’s abilities.

Over the years, there have been thousands of motivational quotes from people all around the world. So picking 5 among them can be quite the work. However, I will try my best to bring into light, a list of my personal favourites.

Walt Disney

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The best way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

When such a quote comes from the person who is said to have created the ‘happiest place on Earth’; one can in no way disregard it.

A simple and straight forward line, there is no point in just talking about one’s dreams. One ought to move their butts in order to achieve something and make their dreams come true. Remember this one when you think of giving up on your dreams or make any excuses.

Vince Lombardi

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It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up

These are golden words from the famous American football player. This reminds me of a similar line from the movie Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani where ‘Bunny’ says he ‘…mein gidna bhi chahta hoon, bas rukna nehi chahta’.

It does not matter how many times you fall down. It is when you don’t give up and get up every time that shows your perseverance.

Nothing comes easy in life and we all need to fight for that. And in the way, one is bound to come across hurdles. Some will be easy to cross and some will knock you down hard.

But one must never give up.

Rob Siltanen

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People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.

One of the best quotes I have ever come across, it tells about never putting limits on oneself. Now I don’t know how many of you have watched Naruto, but this line is one of the many inspiring quotes from this famous anime.

That does not mean that one must not know their limits and act as a foolish person. Testing one’s limits and trying to overcome them is something that needs a lot of analysis and determination as well as smart work.

Just because you don’t put limits on yourself does not mean that you will jump off a cliff believing you can fly. There is a very thin line between being daring and being foolish and one must be aware of that.

Maya Angelou

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We must encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.

I came to know about Maya Angelou way back when I was a standard 10 student. We had a lovely piece of poem by her called Phenomenal Woman and it was my first brush of feminism and what it stands for. Ever since then, she has been a role model.

A poet, a civil rights activist and overall an inspirational personality, Maya Angelou did not have the smoothest of rides in her life.

But she managed to get past all that and that is where this iconic quote comes in. No matter how many times we are defeated, we must never give up. Keep fighting folks!

Bruce Lee

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I fear not the man who has practised 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practised one kick 10,000 times.

This is one of my favourite quotes of all time from one of the most inspirational personalities. This quote talks about perfection. A jack of all trades but a master of none is never appreciated by anyone.

One does not have to have a lot of talents in order to impress someone, especially when one is not the best at all of them.

If you learn one thing, make sure you are the best one out there when it comes to that particular activity or hobby or anything for that matter of fact.

If you are a dancer, make sure that the style of dance you choose to perform is the style that you excel at. Similarly, if you choose to learn new languages, make sure you learn one of them in the best possible way before you move on to the nest one,

Quotes can be an amazing source of inspiration provided you search for the right ones. It also gives you a sense of belonging.

Knowing that there are other people who are facing the same problem as you are facing and they have come up with a solution which now they want to share with the whole world.

At the end of the day, it is only us humans who can help out our fellow human beings, am I right?

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