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Motivational and inspirational Quotes

best and famous motivational and inspirational quotes

Inspiration and genius - one and the same

— Victor Hugo

A writer is rarely so well inspired as when he talks about himself

— Anatole France

I think and think for months, for years. Ninety-nine times the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right

— Albert Einstein

Beware of trying to accomplish anything by force

— Angela Merici

Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame

— Pearl S. Buck

What you are must always displease you, if you would attain to that which you are not

— Saint Augustine

One starts an action simply because one must do something

— T. S. Eliot

The moment somebody says to me, "This is very risky," is the moment it becomes attractive to me

— Kate Capshaw

For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing

— Friedrich Nietzsche

I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again

— Oscar Wilde

Do not commit your poems to pages alone, sing them I pray you

— Virgil

At twilight, nature is not without loveliness, though perhaps its chief use is to illustrate quotations from the poets

— Oscar Wilde

Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream, the butchers the poets equal there

— Emile M. Cioran

A poet's hope: to be, like some valley cheese,local, but prized elsewhere

— W. H. Auden

I didn't think about whether I was writing poems. I was thinking. And the more I was thinking, the more there was I didn't understand

— David Antin

The man who has never made a fool of himself in love will never be wise in love

— Theodor Reik

If you don’t go out in the woods
nothing will ever happen
and your life will never begin.

— Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own.

— Salvatore Quasimodo

Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.

— Plato

A poem is never finished, only abandoned.

— Paul Valery

He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet,
though he has never written a line in all his life.

— George Sand

Something made greater by ourselves and in turn that makes us greater

— Maya Angelou

"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song"

— Maya Angelou

Within each of us lies the power of our consent to health and sickness, to riches and poverty, to freedom and to slavery. It is we who control these, and not another.

— Richard Bach

You see things; and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?

— George Bernard Shaw

Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right!

— Henry Ford

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer

— Ralph Waldo Emerson


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