Inspirational quotes have been around since ancient times. The bible, which is full of motivational quotes, is most likely the most quoted source today. Dating back to the days of Socrates, human beings have longed to feel enlightened and positive. The same is true even today as thought leaders such as Iyanla Vanzant, Oprah Winfrey, Deepak Chopra and even the late and great Maya Angelou, continue to inspire people and heal people through their words, according to Forbes.
If you don’t believe that is true, just take a look at the popularity of inspirational quotes on social media outlets such as Facebook and Tumbler. YouTube is also filled with a plethora of channels dedicated to inspirational quotes. Inspirational quotes are not just empty sayings but are useful, valuable tools to make a people feel generally better. Added to that, is the ability to deepen one’s understanding of the metaphysical and how that impacts our lives, many times without our knowledge.
A cursory internet search suggests that inspirational quotes can help a person in just about every aspect of their lives, particularly in marriage and relationships, the ministry, the workplace, sports careers, politics and money and finance, according to Inspire2Rise.
Inspirational quotes must do several things to qualify as such. Inspirational quotes must be clear and concise. Quotes that inspire must be easily understood and easily translated. They must self motivate or move one to action. They must give strength and encouragement— and most of all— inspirational quotes must uplift, be positive and optimistic.
Here are a few inspirational quotes for the disheartened.
“There is no problem that doesn’t have a spiritual solution.” a quote from Deepak Chopra on the Oprah Winfrey show.
“Let go of the hope that the past could be any different.” Oprah Winfrey
“When you are no longer experiencing growth and change, that’s your whisper.” Oprah Winfrey
“The way to step up your game in any situation is not worrying about the other guy.” Oprah Winfrey
“Stop grieving over what didn’t happen.” TD Jakes
“What you think about yourself and your life becomes true for you.” Louise L. Hay
“Resentment, criticism, guilty, and fear cause more problems in our body and experience more than anything else. “
One small but powerful quote was best stated by Jean Houston on being truly happy. “Find your tremendous yearning.”
Some of the best inspirational quotes can also be found in some inspirational movies. Some uplifting, spiritual, law of attraction movie favorites include these titles.
Peace, Love and Misunderstanding starring Jane Fonda, Eat Pray Love starring Julia Roberts and Rhonda Byrne’s documentary The Secret. Just recently, Inquisitrpublished some moving quotes by beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams.