Inspirational Quotes from A – Z


26 inspirational quotes, one from every letter of the alphabet:

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.”Aristotle

“You gave your life to become the person you are right now. Was it worth it?”Richard Bach

“Nothing is impossible, we just don’t know how to do it yet.”L.L. Larison Cudmore

“Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.” Benjamin Disraeli

“We can’t do much about the length of our lives, but we can do plenty about its width and depth.”Evan Esar

“That some good can be derived from every event is a better proposition than that everything happens for the best, which it assuredly does not.”James K. Feibleman

“One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”Andre Gide

“There is no failure except in no longer trying.”Elbert Hubbard

“The strongest man in the world is he who stands alone.”Henrik Ibsen

“And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.”Erica Jong

“The hardest thing about pursuing a dream is that it isn’t convenient. Sometimes it’s more convenient to have your dream sitting on a shelf, neatly wrapped in a pretty package for you to look at from a distance., and always wonder “what if”. At least I could say I tried.”Courtney Kingston

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”Abraham Lincoln

“Reality can destroy the dream; why shouldn’t the dream destroy reality?”George Moore

“It is not what you do. It is that you do.” Mick Napier

“You risk becoming a parody of yourself by not innovating.”Keith Olbermann

“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” Sylvia Plath

“While we deliberate about beginning, it is already too late to begin.” Quintilian

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”Theodore Roosevelt

“You see things and say ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were and say ‘Why not?'”George Bernard Shaw

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than the ones you did do.”Mark Twain

“I always thought I could play pro ball. I had confidence in my ability, You have to. If you don’t who will?”Johnny Unitas

“Fortune favors the bold.”Virgil

“The greatest thing about tomorrow is, I will be better than I am today.”Tiger Woods

“It doesn’t matter if a cat is black or white, as long as it catches mice.”Deng Xiaoping

“Do or do not. There is no try.”Yoda

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”Zig Ziglar

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  • Andrew February 16, 2011, 9:36 am

    Constance–is this what you are looking for?
    ABCs of Life

  • constance February 15, 2011, 9:40 pm

    Do you know where I can find phrases that begin with each letter of the alphabet and are inspirational? I know the one for “C” = Count your blessings. They are all like that, very short. I have been searching since I saw a plaque like this but now can’t find it anywhere! THANKS for your help.

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