37 Inspiring Phrases

· September 22, 2015

There are phrases that, when they are good and fit into our lives, are able to inspire questions or get us closer to finding answers that we otherwise couldn’t. In addition, they can provide an essential support for us on our life’s journey, like a grip would help a rock climber who had not defined his or her next foothold.

We’ve dug through the attic of history and put together a list of phrases that have inspired people to do great things.

37 inspirational phrases

Steve Jobs:

“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.

Design is the fundamental soul of a man-made creation”

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life….Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.”

“A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.”

Innovation is what distinguishes a leader from a follower.”

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”

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John Lennon:

“When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”

“Some are willing to do anything but to live here and now.”

Everything is clearer when you’re in love.”

Martin Luther King Jr.:

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”


“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

Groucho Marx:

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.”

Pablo Neruda:

“If nothing saves us from death, at least love should save us from life.”

“There’s a certain pleasure in insanity that only the crazy person knows.”

“A child who does not play is not a child, but the man who doesn’t play has lost forever the child who lived in him and who he will miss terribly.”

Leonardo Da Vinci:

“There are three classes of people: those who see; those who see when they are shown; those who do not see.”

“Happy are those who hear the words of the dead.”

“Beauty perishes in life, but is immortal in art.”

The painter who has no doubts will achieve little.”

“Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation…just as inaction saps the vigor of the mind.”

“He who possesses the most is the most afraid of loss.”

I love those who can smile when in trouble”

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”

“The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.”

Great men begin great work, but working men finish them.

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

“Our virtues and our faults are inseparable, like force and matter. When separated, man ceases to exist.

Pablo Picasso:

“He can who thinks he can, and he can’t who thinks he can’t. This is an inexorable, indisputable law.

“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once one grows up.”

“Action is the foundational key to all success.”

Stephen Hawking:

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”

“Even people who claim everything is predestined and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.”

“The universe doesn’t have just one history, but every possible history.”

“Not only does God play dice, but…he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.”