Life gives you inspiration in many different ways.  Often it's the beauty of nature, other times we find it in our children or spouse, or our loved ones.  In some cases however we find inspiration in the quotes of those who have lived their lives to the fullest.


“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!” - Hunter S. Thompson

"There are exactly as many special occasions in life as we choose to celebrate." - Robert Brault

"Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Tell me...what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" - Mary Oliver

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." - Anne Frank

"So often times it happens that we live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key." -"Already Gone" by the Eagles

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." - George Bernard Shaw

"You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment." - Henry David Thoreau

"Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do." - Benjamin Spock

"Learn to be happy with what you have while you pursue what you want." - Jim Rohn

"Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice." - Wayne Dyer

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible." - Walt Disney

"Beware the barrenness of a busy life." - Socrates

"Time you enjoyed wasting is not wasted time." - T.S. Elliott

"The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts; therefore, guard accordingly." - Marcus Aurelius

"We don't live in a world of reality. We live is a world of perceptions." - Gerald J. Simmons

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." - Henry David Thoreau

"Even if you can't snap your fingers and make a dream come true, you can travel in the direction of your dream every single day, and you can shorten the distance between the two of you." - Douglas Pagels

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." - Maria Robinson

"Carpe Diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day; live life to the fullest; make the most of what you have. It is later than you think." - Horace

"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." - Oscar Wilde

"Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations." - Earl Nightingale

"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing, the last and the greatest of human freedoms; to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way of life." - Victor Frankl

"Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything." - George Bernard Shaw

"What we see depends mainly on what we look for." - John Lubbock

"The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want." - Ben Stein

"If you're not enjoying the journey, you probably won't enjoy the destination." - Joe Tye

"Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgement difficult." - Hypocrites

"I am an old man and have known a great many troubles - most of which never happened." - Mark Twain

"Live neither in the past nor in the future, but let each day's work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your wildest ambition." - Sir William Osler

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing you will be successful." - Albert Schweitzer

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in: forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered by your old nonsense." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we make up our minds to walk boldly through them." - Orisen Marden

"If you have a talent, use it in every way possible. Don't hoard it. Don't dole it out like a miser. Spend it lavishly, like a millionaire intent on going broke." - Brendan Francis

"The best day of your life is the one which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, blame. The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins." - Bob Moawad