Best Inspirational Quotes in English

Some great people out there have made our life easy by summing up their success mantra in the form of simple, short quotes. These quotes serve as a source of guidance, inspiration and motivation since what worked for them should work for us as well. Didn’t somebody say – what’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander? So, here goes the collection of the best inspirational quotes in English, wise quotes or wisdom quotes (whatever you wish to call them). Read, enjoy and pay heed.

Stumbling and falling on the way is not the end of the journey. – Anonymous

Sometimes happiness is so short-lived that it doesn’t even give us time to smile. – Anonymous

Business is important in life. But life is the most important business. – Anonymous

Only after the last tree has been cut down.. Only after the last river has been poisoned.. Only after the last fish has been caught.. Only then will you realize that money cannot be eaten. – Anonymous

Our life begins with our cry and ends with others’ cry. Why not fill the interval with thunderous laughter! – Anonymous

Don’t walk as if you own the world; Walk like you don’t care whoever does. – Anonymous

A good surgeon has an eagle’s eye, a lion’s heart, and a lady’s hand. – Anonymous

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. – Winston Churchill

A thing of beauty is a joy forever. – John Keats

An error doesn’t become a mistake until you refuse to correct it. – Orlando A. Battista

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. – Albert Einstein

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear. – Ambrose Redmoon

Dreams are not the ones which come when you sleep, but they are the ones which will not let you sleep. – Anonymous

Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. – attributed to Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanac

Enjoy when you can and endure when you must. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Fashion is what you adopt when you don’t know who you are. – Quentin Crisp

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. – Alexander Pope

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. – John F. Kennedy

Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade. – Rudyard Kipling

Happiness lies in wanting what you have; not in having what you want. – Anonymous

He who angers you conquers you. – Elizabeth Kenny

Helping Hands are better than Praying Lips. – Mother Theresa

I believe in luck; how else can you explain the success of those you dislike? – Jean Cocteau

If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin. – Ivan Turgenev

If you are going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill

If you get into the habit of being quick it is just as easy as being slow. – From Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. – Anonymous

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. – Thomas Jefferson

In the end it’s not the years in your life that count; it’s the life in your years. – Abraham Lincoln

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. – Mark Twain

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

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children. – Kahlil Gibran

Live as if you were to die tomorrow; learn as if you were to live forever. – Mahatma Gandhi

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Minds are like parachutes – they only function when open. – Thomas Dewar

Nature, time, and patience are three great physicians. – Anonymous

Necessity is the mother of invention. – Anonymous

No man is rich enough to buy back his past. – Oscar Wilde

No one can make you feel inferior, without your consent. – Anonymous

Not everything that can be counted counts. And not everything that counts can be counted. – Albert Einstein

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. – Henry Ford

One person with a belief is equal to ninety–nine who have only interests. – John Stuart Mill

Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives. – William A Foster

Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten. – Gucci Slogan

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. – Immanuel Kant

The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water. – John W. Gardner

Speak when you’re angry, and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret. – Lawrence J Peter

Success has many fathers, failure is orphan. –Anonymous

Surest way to success is to try one more time. –Anonymous

Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy. – Isaac Newton

The Good has one enemy, the Evil; but Evil has two enemies, the Good, and itself. – Anonymous

The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled. – Plutarch

The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything. – Theodore Roosevelt

The only thing in life achieved without effort is failure. – Anonymous

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

They may torture my body, break my bones, even kill me, then they will have my dead body. NOT MY OBEDIENCE! – Mohandas K. Gandhi

To do two things at once is to do neither. – Publilius Syrus

To err is human; to forgive, divine. – Alexander Pope

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible. – Jonathan Swift

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. –William Shakespeare, (Romeo and Juliet)

When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost. – Billy Graham

Wisdom is knowing how little we know. – Oscar Wilde

You can fool all of the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time. – Abraham Lincoln

You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do. – Henry Ford