Finding the right inspirational quotes can be important to refueling my encouragement tank. Words from songs, movies, books, poems, or even live presentations can all catch my heart and lift my spirits.
Over the years I have encountered some of these inspirational quotes that have helped me stay focused and at peace even when things around me were a raging storm.
My Favorite 10 Inspirational Quotes
#1 Press On
I have had a version of this post above my desk since junior high school. It has been a constant reminder to keep on going.
#2 The Road Not Taken
My husband presented a framed copy of this poem for our second anniversary. I read it three or four times a day and each time I read through it I am encouraged to take my unique path.
#3 The Little Prince
I met the Little Prince when I was in high school. His words have helped heal my heart of losses – most recently my mother. Each night when the sky is clear and I can see the stars, I feel all of those that have gone on laughing with me.
#4 Hope for the Flowers
The adventure of Strip and Yellow has been an endearing reminder to me that if I want to fly then change must occur. It can be scary and it may even seem dark but it will be worth it.
#5 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
There are times when I get so caught up in things that I have no control over that I lose my direction. This moment in the Lord of the Rings trilogy helps bring the focus back to where it should have been all along.
#6 Once Upon a Time
The villain wants his happy ending – he deserves his happy ending – but in the end he did what he wanted instead of what was best for others – which is why he was the villain in the first place. Others must be a priority in my journey.
#7 Star Wars
Simple words for a powerful idea. I can do it or I can choose not to do it – it really is no more complicated than that.
#8 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
For me, these words and this movie are a constant reminder that I need to enjoy the journey.
#9 Creed (official trailer)
The person that hinders my journey the most is the one looking back at me from the mirror. I can let me get in the way or I can get out of the way and make room for my possibilities.
#10 10 Things I Hate About You
Other people will try to break me down – that is the nature of the world. It is my choice to accept that or to keep going forward.
In the end, the words that stick with you can be the most powerful weapon (for or against) that you take on your journey. Fill your pack with inspirational quotes and words of hope.