Inspirational and Awesome Quotes

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This post is a collection of awesome and inspirational quotes that I have come across in my life so far. Many of them are a big source of personal motivation or something I turn to when I lose my direction or confidence for a bit. A simple pearl of wisdom or small push to keep going when things get tough.

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
― Oscar Wilde



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    “I come to you with only empty hands, I have no weapons, but should I be forced to defend myself, my principles or my honour, should it be a matter of life and death, of right or wrong, then here are my weapons, my empty hands.”

    “There would be nothing to frighten you if you refused to be afraid.” – Gandhi



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    “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

    “Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.” – George Soros

    “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford


  • “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
    - Gandhi

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    “Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder…”– Thoreau

    “If the eyes had no tears, the soul would have no rainbow”

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    “Judge of a man by his questions rather than by his answers.” – Voltaire

    “The real man wants two things : danger and play. That’s why he wants the woman ; the most dangerous toy”

  • “Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.” – Oscar Wilde”

    “It is the woman who chooses the man who will choose her.” – Paul Geraldy (French Poet)




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    “Not only will you die, but the sun will eventually burn out, thus destroying any legacy that you left behind, and any “point” that there was to your life whatsoever. “

    “The journey is the destination.”

    “Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right.” – Henry Ford

    “I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.” – Abraham Lincoln

    “The mind is everything. What you think you become….” – Buddha

    “The safest course is to do nothing against one’s conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.” – Voltaire



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    “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” – Bill Gates

    “Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.” – Will Smith

    “I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years.” – Warren Buffett

    “Whenever it is in any way possible, every boy and girl should choose as his life work some occupation which he should like to do anyhow, even if he did not need the money.” – Irish Blessing

    “There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same.” – Chinese Proverb

  • Caleb

    Here’s one,
    “Watch your feelings, they become your actions.
    Watch your actions, they become your personality.
    Watch your personality, it becomes your DESTINY.”

  • Tanner Kendall

    Dont give up on something you tried so hard for.

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  • Starkhldsm

    You can kick a dead horse all you want, but it does’nt mean hes going to drink the water

  • Oliver Guss

    Love this one…
    You can turn of the sun, but i’m still gonna shine.

  • Renjith Joseph

    So true! Imma use this if it is alright wit you.

  • imcoolsodealwithit

    Haters Don’t Really Hate You, They Hate Themselves Because Your A Reflection Of What They Wish To Be <3

  • Kiki Southburt

    So true

  • Kiki Southburt

    These are great

  • Beth x

    I like: “People in a busy place don’t have time to stop and look at something beautiful. That’s why I paint beautiful things in such a large scale- so people can’t help but notice it’s beauty.”

  • Sandbox4u2

    Confidence is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you.
    ~Zig Ziglar

  • shreedhar

    Gandhi reminds me of his famous quote ” Earth has enough resources to satisfy a man’s need but not is greed “

  • Hugo sanchez

    a dream without a goal, its a fairy tale!!

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  • Alyssa

    hey diggy,

    ” Money can’t buy happiness”

    “if you can drem it,you can do it”

    • Diggy

      Thanks for the additions!

  • Da bomb.

    “While your busy trying to fit in, im going to stand out.” – Wiz Kallifa

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  • Joey

    My favorite of all time “Dont give up on something you can’t go a day without thinking about.”
    Think About It

    • Diggy

      Awesome quote!

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      • Diggy

        Thanks GrammarFix. I corrected [all bar one of] your pickups without pointing out people’s errors. The above is such a great quote, I figure Joey won’t mind me using it to say thanks to you.
        Of course, another approach would have been to leave them there as a tip. There are so many ways to skin a cat!

  • Rachel

    here is a good one… “we can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses” -Abraham Lincoln :) LOVE IT

  • Goldsby

    I got one.
    “Weird is just when”normal” just starts paying attention to things.

  • Sonia_dgaf

    These aren’t tears of sadness because you’re leavin me, I’ve just been cuttin onions. I’m making a lasagna, for one.

  • Sariex9

    I LOVE this place (: I love these quotes <3333

  • Tsipkinrocks

    My principle who always say these qoutes and many more
    ” nature is not natural, it’s supernatural, naturally”
    ” two men sit in a cell, they out the bars, one sees mud, the other sees stars”
    This is one I made up
    ” there is no such thing as failing, you merely haven’t succeeded yet”
    I read this in a Calvin and Hobbes
    Calvin gets a test back ” now in this society and age doing anything more than 60% is great so why did I get a d?”

    • Diggy

      Thanks for sharing!

  • Bbayudante

    Here is mine; it´s tried and true: “The main thing is not too worry.” I first heard if from a cab driver in Sri Lanka over thirty years ago, and I´ve tried to share it with everybody because I´ve found it to be such an instantly healing rule to follow.

    • Diggy

      Thanks for stopping by!

  • Kgbroncos

    The troubles i’ve seen are a thing of the past, and the wisdom obtained surely shall last –KG

    • Diggy

      Thanks for sharing

  • Alex

    ignorance is bliss

    • Diggy

      sure thing

  • Ronda

    Let the bridges you burn today light the way for your tomorrow :)

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  • Micah

    “the presence of others results in the absence of ourselves”-Micah Williams

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  • Enstark

    Dance like nobody’s watching :)

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  • Tasha’(:

    Good quotes :) Here’s one…
    “I’d rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I’m not.”

    • Diggy

      Nice one Tasha! Thanks :)

    • Sallyjm

      that is an awsome quote o-o

  • David Chatagnier

    Look in the mirror.

  • Sajan Saju R

    it is useful to post in facebook…coz u’ll get a lot of likes and comments

  • Anupam Kumar

    I’ve got one “It’s better to be pissed off than to be pissed ON”. LOL :)

    • Diggy

      lol :)

  • Jamie Wellings

    I like this one

    If you can’t solve a problem, it’s because you’re playing by the rules.
    — Paul Arden

  • Diggy

    Good one Jay!

  • Diggy

    Thanks for the additions! :)

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    I don’t understand…

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  • Shekar RS

    Hi Friends!

    WOW! Inspiring quotes that has made my day!

    I would like to add another one :
    “Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.” – Ernest Holmes

    • Diggy

      Thanks for your quote:)

  • Diggy

    Be the change you want to see in the world :)

  • Diggy

    Yes he is :)

  • Diggy

    Nice, thanks for mentioning it!

  • Diggy

    I like that! THanks:)

  • Lisao_joet

    wow i reali like those quotes

  • Ashley Lucien

    this was Beautiful :)

  • Amitav

    My Qoute:
    Before school we had already join the industry of LOVE…

  • Chris Knight

    Oh its awesome,.,

  • Jacob Fightmaster

    Here’s a quote. “People can always put you down, but they only win if you give up. And I don’t give up.” -Jacob Fightmaster

  • imran

    best quotes i ever came across….. awesome….. i love ths line…..
    There would be nothing to frighten you if you refused to be afraid

  • Naomi Scoville

    Hey Diggy!

    I am for sure a quote lover, and you have some really fantastic ones listed on this blog! I’m always excited when I run across new quotes that really click with me. I especially liked the quote by Gandhi- “Nothing would frighten you if you refused to be afraid.” So true! Too often we forget that, to a point, we have control over our emotions… or at least how we respond to our emotions.

    Thanks for posting!

    • Diggy –

      Hi Naomi!
      Thank you, very happy to hear that you enjoyed my favorite quotes too.
      I often turn to them when I feel doubtful or uncertain of where I’m going in life,
      and it helps to get me back on track every time.


  • vipin vijayan

    awesome quotes, each and every lines are really inspirational for life ….

  • Jia Jun

    Great minds discuss concepts,
    Average minds discuss events,
    Small minds discuss others,
    Minute minds only discuss themselves.
    by my mentor ~ Dato Vijay Eswaran :D

    • aman

      The entire purpose of education is to transform all your mirrors into windows.
      -sydney harris

  • cupcake

    light travels faster than sound
    thats why some people appear smart untill they speak :)

    • Diggy

      Hehe, nice one Cupcake!

    • shreedhar

      really good one cupcake makes sense though……. he he

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  • Taha

    Awesome quotes… However it is only true when u experience the same in your life

    • Diggy

      I agree, thanks for stopping by Taha!

      Many quotes only become relevant when you have experienced what they are trying to teach. To one persona single quote may mean everything, and to another it may sound stupid.

  • Farah

    love the quotes =)

  • sarah sullivan

    “I come to you with only empty hands, I have no weapons, but should I be forced to defend myself, my principles or my honour, should it be a matter of life and death, of right or wrong, then here are my weapons, my empty hands.” ias one of the most beautiful qyotes I have ever read and it is also very true. I read it at my martial aets class and it inspired us all because that is what we live by. So thank you =)

  • Camilla

    Hi Diggy,
    What terrific quotes and some great pictures. They really inspired me. Keep up the good work

  • Eric

    I especially like this one:

    “Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.” – Will Smith

    Gotta love Will Smith :)

  • Jason

    my favorite quote would be:
    winning isnt everything, but wanting to win is.

  • Angel

    Heya Diggy, I loved the quotes. Alot of wisdom on this page :D Keep up the good work man

    • Diggy –

      Heeeey! Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for leaving a comment! I hope you subscribed to the feed :)

  • Anand Why

    digg awesome awesome awesome :)


    • Diggy –

      Thanks for the kind words Sir :)

  • Aline Hanle (catalyst303)

    Hi Diggy,

    Thank you for all your quotes… They all are precious and vibrate deep within…
    Light to you…

    Here some more…

    Our journey is seeded with miracles that only the conscious gardener can appreciate…

    Two hands are needed to create one clap of Joy… Imagine all of our hands together… We can create pure Bliss…

    The voice in the void is actually the sound of our Truth…

    Dancers of the sacred, moving through the Light with the Enchantment of a perfume,we are Infinite Ether in density…

    • Diggy –

      Heya Aline!

      Welcome to Upgradereality :) Glad to have you as a reader!

      Our journey is seeded with miracles that only the conscious gardener can appreciate… ”

      I like that one! Thanks for sharing it :)
      Have an awesome day!

  • Amit Sodha – The Power Of Choice

    Hey Diggy,

    Great collection there. My favorite one by far was the Michael Jordan one.

    Thank you.
    .-= Amit Sodha – The Power Of Choice´s last blog ..10 Reasons Why You Should Start Playing Badminton =-.

    • Diggy –

      Hey Amit!

      Welcome to Upgradereality! Glad to have you here :)
      You are totally welcome. That is my favourite quote too :)

  • Stephen – Rat Race Trap

    Hi Diggy. Awesome quotes. I’m a quoteaholic and these are great. Bookmarked for my future use!
    .-= Stephen – Rat Race Trap´s last blog ..On Becoming Great =-.

    • Diggy –

      Heya Stephen!

      Thanks for stopping by!
      Glad you enjoyed the post :)

      Have an awesome week!

  • Ross welte

    I love quotes, in fact, I have a notebook full of them…each inspires me in some way…
    Here is a good one though,

    “Insist on yourself; never imitate….You cannot hope too much or dare too much.”
    -Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Basically saying be Yourself and dream big…

    Good post!

    .-= Ross welte´s last blog ..Getting Below the Surface of “Me” =-.

    • Diggy –

      Heya Ross :)

      Thanks for stopping by!
      I agree, you are the best at being you, nobody can do it better. There is no thing as a limit, only the limits we set for ourselves!

      Cheers :)

  • Clayton

    One of my favorites is:

    “Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit.”

    -Napoleon Hill

    It reminds me that no matter the outcome, there is always something to gain from every experience. When you see things from the right perspective, everything is a success.
    .-= Clayton´s last blog ..Website Building Update – Week 9 =-.

    • Diggy –

      Hey Clayton!

      Wow, very nice. Kind of like “There is bad in every good and visa versa”

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing!

  • John Bardos – JetSetCitizen

    Great quotes Diggy!

    I find it helpful to remember that almost every successful person in history has gone through the same problems and had the same worries as we have now.
    .-= John Bardos – JetSetCitizen´s last blog ..Interview with Travel Writer, Anja Mutic =-.

    • Diggy –

      Heya John!!

      I never really thought of it that way, but you are so right. Many successful people faced big problems and failures, and got through them any way!

      Thanks for stopping by :)

  • Char (PSI Tutor:Mentor)

    wonderful post~ awesome images~ I like sharing your stuff with the students in my network. reminds them to develop their critical thinking, to believe in themselves being more than just a grade, and to keep on going when things look/feel glum.

    thank you.
    .-= Char (PSI Tutor:Mentor)´s last blog ..A Collection of Student Resources =-.

    • Diggy –

      Hey Char!

      Welcome to Upgradereality! Glad to have you as a reader!

      OOh, thanks for sharing my work! If you have any requests or topics you would like me to do a post on then let me know :)


  • Sean

    Some awesome quotes here Diggy! I especially like the one from Michael Jordan about why he is successful.

    For some reason I always seem to gain more useful information from quote posts then many other full blogs. This is no different, great stuff!

    • Diggy –

      Heya Sean!!

      Yeah that Michael Jordan one is amazing. It’s such a motivation to keep going even when you fail over and over again.

      Thanks for stopping by! :)

  • Vincent

    Hey Diggy, great compilation! I believe quotes contains an abundance of lessons that we can pick up from. Great job wit the post, stumbled and tweeted it. :)

    .-= Vincent´s last blog ..Top 10 Healthiest Food That I Love =-.

    • Diggy –

      Heya Vincent!!

      Glad you liked it!

      Thanks for stopping by and for sharing :)


    Cheers Diggy.

    I don’t usually read the quotes posts but I took alot of inspiration from this one.

    I see your readership is increasing, well done mate.
    .-= JONNY

    • Diggy –

      Hey Jonny!

      You changed your pic, it looks a lot cooler :) I also checked your blog, looking gooood!

      Thanks for stopping by :)

  • brian papa

    Love that you had a SMILE picture. ;) seriously, though, glen’s right, re: the arrangement, you kept it simple and flowing… and, yes, i’m glad you included “the journey is the destination”- i know i concentrate entirely way too much on reaching the goal vs enjoying the pain, i mean, the journey. ;)
    .-= brian papa´s last blog ..Halloween – Past and Present =-.

    • Diggy –

      Heya Brian!!

      Haha, yeah cool picture! I thought it was perfect!

      Thanks for the kind words Sir! :)

      Yeah totally, it’s not the endpoint that it the ultimate, it is right now, the path on the way to that endpoint. Enjoy it. Live

      • Gail Agovino

        Wow you are beautiful !

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  • Sheila

    I loved this post! Especially Voltaire’s quote. “The sweetest song the bird sings is his/her own”
    .-= Sheila ´s last blog ..Fishegg # 50 Internal Affairs ~ What’s going on inside? =-.

    • Diggy –

      Heya Sheila!

      Thanks for stopping by to comment! :)

      Voltaire has some really amazing quotes. Somehow though, his quotes always remind me of American Pie: The wedding :)

  • Faizal

    Hey Diggy,

    You were right man! Awesome quotes.

    .-= Faizal´s last blog ..Quick Way to Change Your Mood =-.

    • Diggy –

      Thanks for the kind words Faizal :)

  • bretthimself

    Ace quotes, man. One of my favorites is from my favorite Roman emperor ever, Marcus Aurelius:

    “A man should be upright, not be kept upright. ”

    It resonates with me on so many levels.

    Have a good one, Diggy.
    .-= bretthimself´s last blog ..Revamping Reality, Part 3: Restructuring Goals =-.

    • Diggy –

      Hey Brett!

      I haven’t heard that one before. I totally agree with it! Thanks :)


    • Superderekteeter

      Fear is bad strength is good.

      • Diggy

        And action is the antidote to Fear

  • Jonathan Frei

    Great collection. I especially liked the Henry Ford one — “Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right.”
    .-= Jonathan Frei´s last blog ..Remember Memory =-.

    • Diggy –

      Hey Jonathan!

      That is the truth! What you think is how your reality becomes. If you think “I cant” then that is most likely what will happen.The reverse is also true :)

      Thanks for stopping by

  • Dayne |

    I LOVE these. That Thoreau quote is just fantastic and I actually have it on a magnet on my fridge. :)

    Nice job Diggy!

    .-= Dayne |´s last blog ..How to Get More Energy =-.

    • Diggy –

      Hey Dayne!
      Yeah I love that quote too, one of my favorites :)

  • Glen Allsopp

    Nice post man, and very well organised.

    Congrats on reaching 374 subscribers! You’re really starting to build a community here now, bro.
    .-= Glen Allsopp´s last blog ..Back to Basics: I’m Now Using Timetables =-.

    • Diggy –

      Hey Glen!

      Thanks man, really appreciate it!
      Coming from you makes it an extra compliment! :)


  • Gabriel Hummel

    Great list man, definitely a run for the money against some of my posts on inspirational quotes. Keep up the good work

    • Diggy –

      Hey Gabriel!

      Welcome to Upgradereality! Cool to have you here. :)

      Thanks for the kind words!!

  • Tristan Lee

    Hey Diggy. I really like these quotes that you put up! My favorites were the ones on failure, since I look up to people like Michael Jordan and Henry Ford.
    .-= Tristan Lee´s last blog ..Saying Hello to a Stranger: My Awkward One Second Experience =-.

    • Diggy –

      Heya Tristin!

      I really really love the Michael Jordan one. It is what inspires me to keep going when I fail over and over. Just keep at it, don’t give up, and you will succeed!

      Thanks for stopping by :)

  • Positively Present

    I love quotes and these are some really great ones. Thanks for sharing them, Diggy!
    .-= Positively Present´s last blog to let go of what you don’t need =-.

    • Diggy –

      Anytime Danni!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  • Zoli Cserei

    Oscar Wilde is probably one of the wisest men :) I have seen like 7 or 8 extremely inspirational quotes by him just today.

    Thanks for sharing, Diggy ;)
    .-= Zoli Cserei´s last blog ..Great Tools Don’t Make Great Talents =-.

    • Diggy –

      Hey Zoli!

      Thanks for commenting! :)

      Oscar Wilde has many more quotes. I love reading them and finding new ones. SO much wisdom!

  • Oscar – freestyle mind

    Hey Diggy, thanks for sharing, very inspirational quotes ;)
    .-= Oscar – freestyle mind´s last blog ..Freestyle Mind is Now Uncopyrighted =-.

    • Diggy –

      Heya O!
      You’re welcome buddy!

  • David Turnbull

    This is my favourite quote (well, it’s more of a passage). It’s from the Tao Teh Ching:

    “It is not wise to dash about.
    Shortening the breath causes much stress.
    Use too much energy, and
    You will soon be exhausted.
    That is not the Natural Way.
    Whatever works against this Way
    Will not last long.”

    Love the idea of moving slowly and deliberately. :)
    .-= David Turnbull´s last blog ..On Feeling Fraudulent =-.

    • Diggy –

      Hey David :)

      Cool, I like that quote!
      Ancient wisdoms are often the best reminders.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      • Lisis

        Might I add: that’s the very reason I don’t exercise… it is just NOT wise to do so. Shortness of breath and exhaustion are NOT the Natural Way. You heard the man!
        .-= Lisis´s last blog ..15 Brilliant Thoughts About Unschooling (and my own) =-.

        • Diggy –

          Haha Lisis :)

          Actually, by exercising you increase your endurence and INCREASE you breath, not shorten it. Unfortunately this means exercise is good :) So get off that couch :P

          Thanks for stopping by!

    • Ivan

      “All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling. To be natural is to be obvious, and to be obvious is to be inartistic. “