10 Inspirational Quotes

10 Quotes that Will Inspire you

Written by: Geneva Damico
Photography by: Sean Naugle


I love words. I have always been fascinated with words and how, when put together in a certain way, they can cause you to feel an intense emotion or send your imagination on a journey or change your perspective.

Here are 10 quotes that I have collected over the years. I wrote them down because they moved me, made me think or inspired me in some way. I hope you enjoy!

“The basic thing is that everyone wants happiness, no one wants suffering. And happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than from external factors. If your own mental attitude is correct, even if you remain in a hostile atmosphere, you feel happy.” ~H.H. the Dalai Lama

“Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.” ~Lau-tzu

“The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

“Love is like a friendship caught on fire: In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.” ~Bruce Lee

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Each work has to pass through three stages: ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.” ~Swami Vivekananda



“Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.” ~Rumi

“When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shinning together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.” ~John Muir

“The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.” ~Aldous Huxley

“The ultimate measure of a person is not where they stand in moments of comfort and convenience, but where they stand in times of challenge and controversy.” ~Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Do you have a favorite quote or a quote you live by? Share with us below!

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