Inspirational quotes can lift us up and make our spirits soar, but lists of them can be daunting. Feeling skeptical about investing your time in reading this article? Here are some inspirational quotes that will help you make it through our list of inspirational quotes.
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” –Lao Tzu
In this case, the first step is starting the article. Look at you go! You’ve done it—you’ve begun your journey, and with every word you read you take another step. Don’t worry about whether the journey is worth it or if you should do something else instead; just focus taking that next step.
“Look at the sparrows; they do not know what they will do in the next moment. Let us literally live from moment to moment.” –Mahatma Gandhi
You’re in the moment. You’re reading the article! Don’t think about anything apart from how the words sound in your head. Don’t check your phone to see if Dan texted; just dwell in the moment. In your heart of hearts you know that Dan hasn’t texted, so just stay present, and maybe turn the volume up on your phone so you’ll definitely hear it if he does text.
“You must do the things you think you cannot do.” –Eleanor Roosevelt
That includes finishing this article! You can do it; you’re a smart individual, and Dan’s probably just busy. He’ll totally text you once he’s free.
“If not us, who? If not now, when?” –John F. Kennedy
There are only small words in this quote, but it’s still kind of tricky to understand. Why are you asking so many questions, JFK? Who’s doing what, and why? Were you just stalling for time? Is Dan just stalling for time? Or did his phone die while he was out? Don’t let JFK’s obvious blunder distract you; get moving and finish this article!
“Ich bin ein Berliner.” –John F. Kennedy (again!)
Never has anyone inspired us more than when JFK “accidentally” called himself a jelly doughnut in German. Was it an accident, or was JFK an unequivocal genius who realized that life should be a delightful confection? Find your inner jelly doughnut and with it find the power to get you to the end of this article. Only two more quotes!
“Live. Laugh. Love.” –Unknown
If there had been more space on that sign in your mom’s kitchen, the artist would have undoubtedly added, “Read. This. Article.” to their work. So feel inspired by our sketchy theorizing and keep on trucking through! You’re almost there!
“The best revenge is massive success.” –Frank Sinatra
We suggest that you find a celebratory Songza playlist and press play, because you’ve made it! This is the end! Congratulations! Stupid Dan better text you now, because you’re a massively successful this-article reader! Also, we all know this quote is garbage, because the best revenge would be egging Dan’s car. So go ahead; do it! You deserve it.
You did it! You made it through this article! Feel proud of what you’ve done and cherish yourself for your achievement. Remember: “Anyone can read a whole article if they just have enough inspirational quotes.” –Anonymous